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Focus Buys Rights to Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel
He’s the cartoonist behind
Natalie Portman on Her Toughest Scene to Direct
She still nailed it.
Natalie Portman Had to Learn How to Be Assertive
Just one of many challenges she faced as a first-time filmmaker.
Who Won the Movie Rights to
50 Shades of Grey
The erotic book trilogy has found a studio home.
Bruce Willis in Talks for
Lay the Favorite
; Interviews Directors for
Die Hard 5
Bruce Willis is now in negotiations to star opposite Rebecca Hall in Stephen Frears’s ‘Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog.’
Paul Greengrass Readies
Insiders tell us that producer Scott Rudin is in discussions about possibly making the project with Greengrass at Focus Features.
Is Universal Going to Sell Off Focus Features?
The studio is supposedly in talks to unload its specialty film division.
James Franco to Saw Off Arm With a Dull Knife
Plus: ‘Zombieland’ writers take on ‘Deadpool’!
Demetri Martin Will Make Love, Not War for Ang Lee
Plus: Maggie Gyllenhaal replaces Toni Collette in Sam Mendes’s Eggers-penned relationship comedy.
Jeremy Piven to Hug It Out Onstage
Plus: Ang Lee goes to ‘Woodstock,’ David O. Russell runs off James Caan, and Judd Apatow blah blah next big comedy hit.
James Schamus: It’s George Bush’s Fault We Can’t Shoot Overseas Anymore
The Focus Features CEO on the high cost of a London shoot.
The New Savior of Sundance Is … Steve Coogan?
Plus industry news on Kirsten Dunst, Selma Blair, and Blind Melon. Yes, Blind Melon. Yes, that Blind Melon.
Johnny Depp, Public Enemy No. 1
Plus the Breeders, John Brolin, and John Turturro in a garbage can.