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    Helen Mirren Set to Reclaim Art Stolen by Nazis in 'The Woman in Gold'; Weinsteins On Board

    Recovering art pilfered by Nazis is trending on the big screen. The Weinstein Company is on board period drama "The Woman in Gold"; the film is set to star Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, along with her young lawyer, went head-to-head with the Austrian government in order to take b...

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    Helen Mirren To Star In Stolen Art Drama 'The Golden Lady,' Johnny Flynn To Play Queen Drummer & More

    If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. It certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major...

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    Danny Boyle To Direct TV Police Drama From 'Peep Show' Writers

    Though he got his start on the small screen, aside from a one-off 2001 project "Strumpet" and of course, the London Olympics, director Danny Boyle has mostly stay planted in the feature film world. But with "Trance" earning the least amount of money in theaters since his breakout film "Shallow Grave...

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    'Downton Abbey' Writer & Star To Reunite On 'The Chaperone,' From 'My Week With Marilyn' Director Simon Curtis

    With the principal cast of “Downton Abbey” already beginning to break up as they (particularly its younger stars) look for the next step up career-wise, you can forgive Julian Fellowes and some of his older cast-members for also pursuing other projects and setting themselves up for a life after 'Dow...

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    'My Week With Marilyn' Helmer Simon Curtis To Direct Adaptation Of Edith Wharton's 'The Buccaneers'

    Simon Curtis is a filmmaker who doesn't stand out much. In fact, most people probably wouldn't know he directed "My Week With Marilyn," which got pushed into Oscar territory thanks to the tireless efforts of Harvey Weinstein, not becuase it was a particularly good film. And prior t...

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    Saoirse Ronan To Star In WW1 Nursing Memoir 'Testament Of Youth,' From 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman

    After mightily impressing in the likes of “Atonement,” “The Lovely Bones” and more recently “Hanna,” Saoirse Ronan (a name almost impossible to type correctly on a first attempt) looks to have a very exciting career ahead of her. She’ll star in Neil Jordan&r...

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    CANNES: BBC Films to Produce Simon Curtis Drama 'The Golden Lady,' New Saoirse Ronan Film 'Testament of Youth'

    BBC Films is adding new projects with “My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis and “Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan to its slate, the company announced in Cannes Sunday.

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    'My Week With Marilyn' Director Simon Curtis Decides To 'Click To Connect' With Online Dating Comedy

    Aside from the rightfully lauded performances by Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh, the most impressive aspect of “My Week with Marilyn” was just how quick it took for the film to disappear from memory. A whispy vanilla meringue of a picture, those over at Fox 2000 have nonetheless s...

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    My Week With Marilyn—movie review

    This film has a different flavor from the usual biopic—and it’s delicious, at least for any diehard movie buff. Imagine stepping into a time machine, traveling back to 1956, and getting to eavesdrop on Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier during the famously troubled production of 'Th...

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    NYFF: Simon Curtis Discusses Recreating Marilyn Monroe For 'My Week With Marilyn'

    “My Week With Marilyn” tells the story of Colin Clark, a third assistant director on the set of “The Prince And The Showgirl” who served as mediator between star Marilyn Monroe and the frustrated cast and crew. However, if you heard it from Clark’s memoirs, published long after Monroe’s passing, the...

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