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    Nora Ephron Directing Sam Mendes-Produced Time Travel TV Adaptation 'Lost In Austen'

    Yes, It's Another Version Of 'Pride & Prejudice'It's easy to dump on Nora Ephron. And in many ways, justified, certainly to anyone who's had to sit through "Mixed Nuts," or "Michael," or "Lucky Numbers" or "Bewitched." But she did, of course, write the stone-cold classic "When Harry Met Sally," and,...

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    Is 'Skyfall' The Name Of Sam Mendes' James Bond Film?

    Considering it's had an unusually tortured journey to the screen for a big franchise picture, thanks to the financial problems of MGM, it's not entirely surprising that details are relatively thin for the twenty-third James Bond film, the third to star Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes has been attached to direct for close to two years now, we've known that for certain. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who've penned the first draft of every Bond script since "The World Is Not Enough," again did the groundwork, before Peter Morgan, John Logan and most recently "Notes on a Scandal" scribe Patrick Marber, came on for a ...

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    Naomie Harris Will Play Moneypenny In 'Bond 23,' Javier Bardem & Ralph Fiennes Locked In

    For the most part, the Daniel Craig-era of Bond has left behind many of the franchise's most familiar tropes; aside from Judi Dench as MI6 head honcho M, and the CIA agent Felix Leiter played by Jeffrey Wright, it's a been a fresh start: no Q, no Blofeld, no SPECTRE, no gadgets. It worked out nicely...

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    Sony Close To Bringing 'Bond 23' Back Into The Fold; MGM Get A Piece Of 'Dragon Tattoo' In Return

    Freida Pinto Bond Girl Rumors Persist We were as pleasantly surprised as anyone when 2006's "Casino Royale" turned out to not only be a thoroughly successful reboot of the James Bond franchise for the modern era, but also the best Bond movie since the Connery era. By the same token, we were as dis...

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    Ralph Fiennes In Talks For 'James Bond 23'

    It looks like director Sam Mendes' plans for the next installment of the James Bond franchise is attracting some major interest from heavyweight thesps. Javier Bardem has spoken enthusiastically about the villain role he's being offered (he's just waiting to read a completed script before he makes a...

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    Javier Bardem Says If He Takes The Role, He'll Play The Villain In 'James Bond 23'

    Over the weekend it was revealed that an offer was sent to Javier Bardem for a juicy starring role opposite Daniel Craig in the gestating and still untitled "James Bond 23." While details were scarce, most presumed that the role was likely for the villain -- and they were right. The actor himself ta...

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    Sam Mendes Producing TV Thriller 'Grand Hotel'; Oliver Hirschbiegel Directs 4 Episodes Of 'Borgia'

    Call it "Prison Break" set inside a swanky hotel, but we have to admit we're curious about this one thanks to the talent aboard. Variety reports that director Sam Mendes is set to produce "Grand Hotel" (not to worry, classic film buffs, it's not a remake of the John Barrymore/Greta Garbo pic) along ...

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    Javier Bardem Offered Role In 'James Bond 23'

    Geez, more news on Sunday than there was all day Friday. Good thing we're by the computer this afternoon. Deadline reports that Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role opposite Daniel Craig in the forthcoming and still untitled and under wraps "James Bond 23." No word yet on what the part wil...

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    No Brainer: Judi Dench Confirms She'll Be Back For 'James Bond 23'

    With Daniel Craig back, Sam Mendes confirmed to direct, an official release date set and production moving forward, we'll soon be hearing lots more about casting. But for now, a familiar face from the last six James Bond films will be back.

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    Daniel Craig Offically Back As 007, New Bond Set For November 9, 2012; Sam Mendes Directing

    With "The Hobbit" now all set to go in front of cameras, MGM is now prepping another one of their bonafide franchises for a return to cinemas.

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