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    James Gray Discusses The Emotional Approach To Cop Movies In 'We Own The Night' In Advance Of BAM Screening

    By now, regular readers of the site know the actors and directors we tend to favor, but there is one filmmaker we don't get to talk about often enough: James Gray. Underrated and undersung, he's become one of American cinema's most distinct and powerful voices in span of four films, stretching over ...

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    Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

    James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Be...

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    James Gray & Joaquin Phoenix Reteam For 'Low Life'; Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Renner To Co-Star

    Teaming up on three films -- "The Yards," "We Own The Night" and "Two Lovers" -- there hasn't been any director/actor pairing in recent American cinema as rewarding as that between James Gray and Joaquin Phoenix. However, circa the actor's stunt during the press rounds for "Two Lovers" where he grew a Will Oldham-esque beard and declared he was starting a rap career, many wondered if that relationship was over. And despite what reports may have surfaced, Gray wasn't worried, saying as early as February 2009 that he was confident he would work with Phoenix again. Then in September of last year, it was revealed that he was in on the joke from t...

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    Jeremy Renner Developing Steve McQueen Biopic As Star Vehicle, James Gray To Write The Script

    Just yesterday we called for an intervention for Jeremy Renner, following the announcement he joined the voice cast of "Ice Age 4." The Oscar nominated actor has been worrying us of late, as he has a string of roles in big shiny tentpoles -- "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," "The Bourne Legac...

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    James Gray To Direct Assassin Thriller 'The Gray Man,' Plans Unique Approach In Shooting The Film

    As 2010 came to a close, things looked a little bleak for director James Gray. The long-gestating adaptation of "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt attached to star fell apart when the actor left the project (there should be a support group started for directors burned by Pitt leaving their projects...

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    Brad Pitt Officially Out Of 'The Lost City Of Z'

    Director James Gray Apparently At Odds Over Pay With ParamountYou've gotta feel bad for director James Gray here. He's been dancing around "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt for months, and while it looked like the notoriously fussy actor — known for attaching himself to lots of projects, but not a...

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