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    Mark Wahlberg & Peter Berg Reteaming For 'American Desperado'

    So, you might not remember this, but a few years ago, David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg were looking to make a feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." The 2006 film centered on the notorious '70s drug dealer Jon Roberts who moved from New York, where he was inv...

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    'The Departed' Writer William Monahan To Pen Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'A Delicate Truth'

    It has been a pretty good decade or so for John le Carré fans looking for the spymaster's works on the big screen. The 2000s have seen "The Tailor Of Panama," "The Constant Gardner" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" hit theaters, with both "A Most Wanted Man" and "Our Kind Of Traitor" in post, while "...

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    William Monahan Developing '60s-Set TV Series 'Crime' With Starz

    With the disappearance of studio-backed mid-level dramas, many filmmakers have fled to the open arms of cable television. The latest transplant to the small screen is “The Departed” screenwriter William Monahan with the British period-drama “Crime.”

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    Charlize Theron to Star in William Monahan Adaptation of 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance'

    Charlize Theron will star in an adaptation of the final chapter of Park Chan-wook's revenge trilogy "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," it was announced Wednesday. William Monahan (the writer behind "The Departed" and "Body of Lies") will direct, and Theron's Denver ...

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    Todd Phillips Replaces Martin Scorsese As Director Of 'The Gambler'

    It appears director Todd Phillips is about to get serious for the first time after he's done with his upcoming comedy trilogy. In a surprise announcement, and what will be the first dramatic feature-length effort of his career, THR is reporting that Phillips is taking over "The Gambler"...

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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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    Karl Gajdusek To Rewrite William Monahan's Script For Joseph Kosinski's 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion')

    Even though "Tron: Legacy" underperformed and was met with a collective shrug from both fanboys and critics alike, Disney still wants to be in the Joseph Kosinski business and he's got a property they think will make them a mint. His graphic novel "Oblivion" was picked up by Disney a while ago and l...

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    Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

    It's quite rare for a screenwriter to become something of a brand name, particularly with fewer than half a dozen produced credits, and, while William Monahan may not mean a huge amount to the general public, his is a name that tends to make film geeks prick up their ears. In the decade since he worked on the aborted project "Tripoli" with Ridley Scott, Monahan's become one of the most in-demand writers around. Scott may have botched his excellent crusades script "Kingdom of Heaven" by casting Orlando Bloom in the lead, but the writer can't have minded too much, as only a year later he was picking up an Academy Award for his work on Martin Sc...

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    Rumor Control: William Monahan's Never Heard Of 'Once Were Cops,' 'Pacific Rim' Still Not 'Godzilla'

    It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the reporting of wishlists, and the problems therein. In fact, it was Friday, but some more evidence turned up over the weekend as to why people should sometimes hold fire before pressing 'Publish.'

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