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iW Daily Recap | 5 Stories Not to Miss for Friday

iW Daily Recap | 5 Stories Not to Miss for Friday

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Deadline interviews Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson certainly has made the news in the past couple of years, becoming a great example of how scandalous instances in an actor’s personal life can threaten to overshadow any professional achievement. In his first major interview since taped conversations of him and his ex-girlfriend hit the web, Gibson addresses everything from those infamous tapes to being banned from “The Hangover Part II” to his performance in Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver.” Click here to read what the actor has to say for himself.

Nanette Burstein teams up with Nicole Holofcener

Nanette Burstein recently made the leap from documentarian to rom-com filmmaker with “Going the Distance,” while Nicole Holofcener has made a name for herself with thoughtful independent films such as “Walking and Talking,” “Lovely & Amazing” and “Please Give.” Now the two have announced their collaboration on “Unforgiving World,” with Burstein set to direct Holofcener’s script. /Film has more information on this remake of the French film “Notre univers impitoyable.”

Tom Cruise to Star in Dan Fogelman Drama

Warner Bros. paid $1.5 million for Dan Fogelman’s latest script, about the effect of an affair on a politician’s life. Tom Cruise is attached to play the lead in the drama. The Wrap has more information on the deal.

“30 Minutes or Less” Trailer

Ruben Fleischer, best known for “Zombieland,” his comedy-fueled take on the apocalypse genre, will return with “30 Minutes or Less,” about a pizza boy who must rob a bank or the bomb on his body will explode. Check out the new red-band trailer here, featuring “Zombieland” star Jesse Eisenberg.

Remembering “Taxi zum Klo”

Released in 1982, Frank Ripploh’s “Taxi zum Klo” capped off a series of late ’70s films depicting contemporary gay life. It also captured an underground culture in Berlin that managed to seduce the likes of David Bowie. The Guardian’s Jon Savage further delves into the historical importance of the once-controversial film.

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