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    Michael Winterbottom Planning To Direct Beatles Movie 'The Longest Cocktail Party'

    'Four Lions' Writer Jesse Armstrong Penning Script For Liam Gallagher-Produced Film, But Johnny Depp Likely Won't Play LeadExclusive: Few directors have such a keen eye for music as Michael Winterbottom. From The Cranberries-stuffed soundtrack in his sophomore feature "Butterfly Kiss" to "24 Hour Party People," one of the best films about rock'n'roll ever made, to the perverse 50s cuts in last year's "The Killer Inside Me," he's always had a great sense for the right backdrop to the action, whether it be an original score or a song. And now, it looks like the director is heading towards tackling perhaps the Holy Grail of popular music, by mak...

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    Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Set To Travel Italy With Michael Winterbottom For Sequel To 'The Trip'

    Many suspected that after "Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story," if you were to get Michael Winterbottom to direct Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reading the phone book, it would almost certainly turn out to be rib-tickling stuff. The theory's been put to the test this year with "The Trip," which features the British comics playing themselves on a journey around England's Lake District eating at a series of top restaurants: not exactly "Mr. Popper's Penguins," as far as high concepts go, but it's happily turned out to be one of the best comedies of the year, and something of an indie sleeper, with clips from the film going viral. And the goo...

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    Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

    While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "...

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Jack Black & Michael Winterbottom Teaming For Comedy 'Bailout'

    Nothing quite gives a movie star a kick up the ass like two high-profile critically-eviscerated box office flops in a row, and the diminishing returns in Jack Black's career since "School of Rock," aside from the occasional gem like "Margot at the Wedding" and "Tropic Thunder," seemed to reach a trough in the last couple of years with "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels." Fortunately, the actor seems to have taken stock -- birdwatching comedy-drama "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, is faintly promising, and he's reteamed with Richard Linklater on the dark comedy "Bernie," opposite Shirley MacLaine and fellow comeback-kid Matth...

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    Q&A: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Talk 'The Trip,' Differing Improv Styles And Their Onscreen Personas

    This world loves bickering buddies. From Laurel and Hardy to Jay and Silent Bob, there's plenty of fondness for comedies built around caustic and amusing back-and-forths between two people that, at the drop of a hat, either want to kill each other or cuddle. Michael Winterbottom, the man responsible for "Welcome to Sarajevo" and the harshly-and-unjustly-criticized "The Killer Inside Me," saw gold in the relationship between his star Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") and friend/comedian Rob Brydon and amplified their personalities for "Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." The result was a riot, and things went so well that the three reu...

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    Tribeca Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

    Fans of British actor/comedian Steve Coogan ("I'm Alan Partridge," the outstanding lead in "24 Hour Party People") tend to fall into two camps: the Anglophile hyper-obsessives (believe me, they exist) and the casual fan where this writer finds himself (though there's probably a third and fourth leve...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

    While this summer will be a battleground between R-rated comedies each trying to out-raunch each other, perhaps the biggest belly laughs will come from director Michael Winterbottom's droll and hilarious "The Trip" which delivers all the comedy without having to rely on much of a foul mouth.

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    Steve Coogan Says The 'Alan Partridge' Movie To Shoot Next Year

    British Comedian Says 'In The Loop' Director Armando Ianucci & 'Borat' Co-Writer Peter Baynham Are Helping Him Pen The ScriptKnowing me knowing you, aha.

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    Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Hits On June 10th

    Granted, Michael Winterbottom tends to have a few projects on the go at once so we'll forgive you if this one somehow slipped under your radar. While the director's biggest profile release last year was the controversial "The Killer Inside Me," he had another project quietly hit festivals on our sho...

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    Freida Pinto Joins Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

    EXCLUSIVE: Michael Winterbottom's developing modern-day retelling of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” continues to move forward and following yesterday's news that Riz Ahmed ("The Road To Guantanamo," "Four Lions") had come aboard, another actor is now confirmed to be starring.

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