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    Review: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Serve up a Plate of Leftovers in 'The Trip to Italy'

    Winterbottom's Italian riff on "The Trip" turns the tables on the characters with a middling sort of conviction.

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    TIFF Adds Ethan Hawke, Robert Kenner Docs, Announces Masters, Midnight Madness and Vanguard Programs

    Kevin Smith's "Tusk" and Michael Winterbottom's Amanda Knox-inspired drama "The Face of an Angel" are slated to screen as part of the Midnight Madness and Masters programs, respectively.

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    Watch: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, and Rob Brydon Are Back for Seconds in 'The Trip to Italy' Trailer

    Following up 2010's "The Trip," director Michael Winterbottom is back with the great comedic pair Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for the sequel "Trip to Italy," which takes the battling wits out of England and on a tour of Italy.

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    Watch: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Reunite for 'The Trip to Italy'

    In Michael Winterbottom's 2010 TV-morphed-to-movie "The Trip," Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon strike up hilarious chemistry while dining, driving, and imitating Michael Caine through northern England. Now the sequel is on its way, finding the same pair doing a lot of the same things and more, this tim...

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    Michael Winterbottom On Tackling the World of Adult Entertainment in 'The Look of Love' and Reuniting With Steve Coogan

    Paul Raymond was once the richest man in Britain. An adult entertainment mogul who rose to fame in the ‘60s, he was notorious for his private club, Raymond Revue Bar, and gentleman’s magazine, "Men Only"; and infamous for his business smarts, party habits and charm. Think Hugh Hefner with the pomp o...

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    IFC Films Re-Teams With Michael Winterbottom For a Sequel to 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom's upcoming comedy "The Trip to Italy," the director's follow up to the 2010 roap trip comedy "The Trip," which was also released by the company. The semi-fictional improvised film re-teams stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

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    Sundance 2013: IFC Films Falls for Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look of Love'

    IFC Films has taken North American rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Look of Love,” which amounts to the first acquisition of a dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The Premieres section drama first screened Saturday night at the Eccles Theatre.

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    Sony Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Bailout' Starring Jack Black, Filming To Start In January

    Film About The Amanda Knox Trial Also Still In The WorksWhen you're an independent filmmaker like Michael Winterbottom, who generally has a few projects on the go at any given time, it usually comes down financing and support to determine which film goes next and what remains on the backburner. And sometimes those decisions are made lightning fast. When we spoke to the director's frequent producing partner Andrew Eaton at the BFI London Film Festival last month, he was reserved about "Bailout" getting made saying, "That’s a juggling act between Jack Black’s schedule and whether we can do enough pre-sales to make it happen." Well, they need no...

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    Andrew Eaton Says U.S. Version Of 'The Trip' Without Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Could Be On The Way

    Plus Updates On Michael Winterbottom Projects 'The Promised Land,' 'Bailout,' 'Seven Days' And 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica' Relationships are key in the filmmaking world, particularly in terms of actually getting the damn things made, and it's no surprise that many of the most successful filmmakers are ones with long-running close partnerships with producers. One of the closest today is that between eclectic filmmaker Michael Winterbottom and his long-term producing partner Andrew Eaton. The pair first worked together on the 1994 TV series "Family," founding Revolution Films together around the same time, and have made a film a...

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    LFF '11 Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Is Picturesque, But Entirely Lacking In Passion

    Over his career, Michael Winterbottom has hopped frequently from genre to genre, from subject matter to subject matter, rarely covering the same territory twice. But one of the few things he has returned to is the work of Thomas Hardy. The late 19th century British author has so far inspired two of...

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