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    Stephen Frears Frontrunner To Direct Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Sacha Baron Cohen

    With Sacha Baron Cohen heading back into theaters next week with another loudly accented, outrageous comic character creation, it's easy to forget he has aspirations beyond comedy. For a couple of years now he's been attached to a biopic about late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury boasting a s...

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    Stephen Frears To Direct 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' For HBO, Casting Underway

    If there is one thing about Stephen Frears, he doesn't usually let too much time pass before he's on to the next project. And barely a week after his latest film "Lay The Favorite" premiered at Sundance, it looks like he may be on to something new. And now, it's not the develop...

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    Sundance: Stephen Frears & Rebecca Hall Talk Bringing The Gambling Tale 'Lay The Favorite' To Life

    Over the weekend in Park City, Utah, “Lay the Favorite” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, drawing mixed reactions from audiences and critics with its colorful portrait of an ex-stripper who discovers an unexpected aptitude for legal gambling (you can read our review here). Amazing...

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    Sundance: Stephen Frears Confirms He's Considering An American Remake Of 'The Hit,' But It's Not Quite Ready To Roll Just Yet

    Stephen Frears, director of the upcoming film “Lay the Favorite,” told The Playlist that one of his next projects may be a remake of his own film, the 1984 underworld thriller “The Hit,” with development of the film first surfacing late last year. “Well, if [the pieces come together,]” he said in an...

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    Watch: Rebecca Hall & Bruce Willis Have A Sunset Strip Singalong In First Clip From Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite'

    Many rock stars want to be actors, despite having no real capacity for it, while conversely, many actors would like to be singers, again, without necessarily having the ability to carry a tune. Among them is Bruce Willis, who inexplicably had a successful album, "The Return of Bruno," in t...

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    Stephen Frears Developing A Remake Of 'The Hit' For Some Reason

    When Criterion reissued a tricked out new edition of Stephen Frears' 1984 gangster flick "The Hit," we were taken aback by what a beautifully composed, totally brutal little thriller it was. A clear inspiration for "Sexy Beast," the film starred John Hurt and Tim Roth as hitm...

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    'Melancholia' Wins Best Film At European Film Awards; Ties 'The King's Speech' For Most Awards

    While it has pretty much zero influence on the awards season stateside, the European Film Awards, which are essentially the Euro version of the Oscars, presented their winners tonight and it looks like Lars Von Trier's brief moment as a pariah is over.

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    Stephen Frears Goes 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Takes On 'The Bengali Detective'

    It seems after the mammoth, Oscar-winning, box-office-breaking smash "Slumdog Millionaire," Fox Searchlight is doing everything they can to replicate that success. Next spring, the studio will release the elderly fish out of water tale, "The Best Marigold Hotel" with Dev Patel on...

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    Frank Grillo Joins Stephen Frears' Adaptation Of Beth Raymer's 'Lay The Favorite'

    Little known actor Frank Grillo has joined the exciting cast of Stephen Frears next directorial effort, an adaptation of Beth Raymer's Vegas-set coming-of-age tale "Lay The Favorite."

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    Joshua Jackson Joins Rebecca Hall & Bruce Willis In Stephen Frears' Gambling Pic 'Lay The Favorite'

    Speaking of "Fringe," the show's biggest name, former "Dawson's Creek" star Joshua Jackson, looks to be using his summer hiatus from the show productively. The actor's been something of a fixture on screens for almost two decades now, and is currently doing his best-ever work on the J.J. Abrams-prod...

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