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    12 Great & Not-So-Great Debuts From Screenwriters-Turned-Directors

    “...but what I really want to do is direct,” goes the hoary old Hollywood refrain. Actors, key grips, wardrobe assistants, the odd ambitious caterer -- sometimes it feels like everyone who’s ever stepped on to a movie set dreams, idly or with calculation, of one day calling the shots. Even the clapp...

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    Oscar Isaac ("The Bourne Legacy," "Drive") and Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Lawless") are set for the lead roles in William Monahan's thriller "Mojave," from the director's original screenplay. Monahan is best known for his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar win for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed."

    Oscar Isaac ("The Bourne Legacy," "Drive") and Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Lawless") are set for the lead roles in William Monahan's thriller "Mojave," from the director's original screenplay. Monahan is best known for his Best Adapted...

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    Oscar Isaac & Jason Clarke Join William Monahan's L.A.-Set Thriller 'Mojave'

    William Monahan is wrapping up his 2012 on a high. Last week the director was hired to pen the Charlize Theron starring remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," and now his own directorial effort has landed two great actors to star.

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    Charlize Theron Starring In William Monahan-Written Remake Of 'Sympathy For Lady Vengeance'

    If this sounds vaguely familiar, well, it's because this remake has been brewing for a while. Way back in 2009, Charlize Theron was already putting together a remake of Park Chan-wook's excellent "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," a film that was part of a loose trilogy that started with "Sympathy For M...

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    Melissa Leo Heads Into 'Oblivion' with Cruise, Freeman, Riseborough, Kurylenko

    Melissa Leo is joining Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseboroigh and Olga Kurylenko in Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The "TRON: Legacy" director wrote the comic book upon which the film is based with Arvid Nelson, while William Monahan ("The Departed") wrote the screenplay with him...

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    William Monahan Talks Making The "Subversive" 'London Boulevard' & The Influence Of 'Blow-Up'

    Looking at William Monahan’s body of work, it’s hard to determine which is more impressive, what he’s already done, or what he has coming up. “Kingdom of Heaven” was his first produced screenplay, and that was followed by Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winner “The ...

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    Review "London Boulevard" is a Starry, Superficial Thriller

    D.W. Griffith allegedly said that the only necessary ingredients to make a movie were a girl and a gun. "London Boulevard," the directorial debut of "The Departed" screenwriter William Monohan, has two girls, several guns, a lot of angry gangsters and a screenplay sly enough to d...

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    William Monahan Reveals His Idea For A 'Departed' Sequel & Says 'Gambler' Remake Will Change Setting

    U.S. Trailer For 'London Boulevard' Arrives; Also Says He'll Channel Frank Miller For 'Sin City 2'Despite only five films next to his name, William Monahan is one of the most renowned writers in Hollywood. After taking home the Oscar for his screenplay for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" half a dec...

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    'The Departed' Writer William Monahan Takes On 'Sin City 2'

    The grim world of "Sin City" is getting a visit from some classy Oscar level talent.

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