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Paul Dano Is Riddler in The Batman

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Paul Dano Is Riddler in The Batman
The Batman has found its Riddler. It's been revealed that Paul Dano has been cast as the famed foe of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. Dano will star alongside Robert Pattinson, who has been tapped to play the titular hero. This comes as casting has been moving along at a swift pace after the project spent years in development. Now, things are speeding down the tracks as Warner Bros. and writer/director Matt Reeves prep for production early next year.

According to several reports, Paul Dano has locked down the role of The Riddler. Previously, Jonah Hill, of Superbad and The Wolf of Wall Street fame, was being eyed by the studio for the part. Hill, for one, couldn't figure out if he was going to play Riddler or Penguin, who will also appear in the movie. Recently, talks broke down between Hill and the studio
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The Batman Almost Had Seth Rogen as Penguin

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Casting has been heating up for The Batman as of late and we're learning an awful lot. The big story recently was that Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to star in the movie, and he was previously being eyed as a major villain, either Riddler or Penguin. Now, we've come to learn that one of his frequent collaborators, Seth Rogen, was also, at one point, in early talks to take on the role of Penguin. Though, things didn't pan out.

According to a new report, Seth Rogen was of interest for the role on the part of Warner Bros. and writer/director Matt Reeves. Initially, it was reported that no offer was made and that no talks actually took place. However, reporter Borys Kit later chimed in, adding some additional info and context to the situation. Here's what Kit had to say about it.

"On the Seth Rogen
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Jonah Hill No Longer Circling ‘The Batman’

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Jonah Hill No Longer Circling ‘The Batman’
Exclusive: We hear that the two-time Oscar nominee is no longer in talks to play the villain in Warner Bros. reboot of The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. Essentially talks broke down, which happens on big pics like these. We originally broke the news that Jonah Hill was in talks to play a villain in the movie, either Riddler or Penguin. We understand Warners is circling around new candidates already for one of those roles in the Matt Reeves-directed DC movie.

We heard that there was interest from the production in Seth Rogen for the role of the Penguin, however, but I hear no offers or talks occurred.

The current cast in addition to Pattinson includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.

The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021.

Mattson Tomlin and Reeves co-wrote the script for The Batman. Dylan Clark and Reeves produce. Michael E. Uslan is Ep.
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Here's how The Lion King created its photorealistic lions

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Rob Legato is kind of a big deal in the cinematic VFX world. He’s won three Oscars and worked on everything from Titanic to The Wolf Of Wall Street. Over the past couple of years, a good portion of his time has been devoted to acting as the Visual Effects Supervisor on Disney’s “live action” remake of The Lion King.…
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Martin Scorsese Rejects the Idea of Director’s Cuts for One Definitive Reason

Martin Scorsese Rejects the Idea of Director’s Cuts for One Definitive Reason
Hoping for the release of Martin Scorsese’s four-hour “The Wolf of Wall Street”? You’ll have to keep waiting, as the movie Scorsese released in December 2013 is the only director’s cut that exists. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scorsese rejects the notion of a director’s cut and maintains that in most cases theatrical cuts are director’s cut.

“The director’s cut is the film that’s released — unless it’s been taken away from the director by the financiers and the studio,” Scorsese said. “[The director] has made their decisions based on the process they were going through at the time. There could be money issues, there could be somebody that dies [while making] the picture, the studio changes heads and the next person hates it. Sometimes [a director says], ‘I wish I could go back and put it all back together.’ All these things happen. But I do think once the die is cast,
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Martin Scorsese Explains Why He’s Against Releasing “Director’s Cuts” of His Movies

Martin Scorsese has the freedom these days to release longer-than-average movies. The Wolf of Wall Street was three hours, Silence was two hours and 41 minutes, and his new movie, The Irishman, is three hours and 29 minutes. But if you’re looking for cuts of Scorsese’s movies that are even longer, you’re out of luck. Scorsese has no interest in releasing longer versions of his movies, and he says the term “director’s cut” is often misunderstood or misused telling EW: “The director’s cut is the film that’s released — unless it’s been …
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Armando Iannucci on why he just had to have such a diverse cast in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Armando Iannucci on why he just had to have such a diverse cast in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’
Following the first screening of “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which opened this year’s BFI London Film Festival, writer/director Armando Iannucci took to the stage along with producer Kevin Loader to take part in an audience Q&a.

One of the hottest topics was the casting of Iannucci’s film – a diverse collection of actors and actresses playing characters in a period setting. “We only ever had one candidate for David Copperfield, which was Armando Iannucci on why he just had to have such a diverse cast in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’,” said Loader. “So, once he is your only candidate for Copperfield, certain things [the rest of the casting decisions] flow but over and above that, London was the centre of the world in Victorian times and we felt London then, and London now, are both global cities – so we wanted to make it feel like the London the audience
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Engaging Martin Scorsese by Anne-Katrin Titze

Gay Talese on The Irishman, Casino, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: "Urban westerns is what they are." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Gay Talese, a longtime friend to Martin Scorsese going back to the director's Mean Streets days, shared with me his views on The Irishman, shot by Rodrigo Prieto, edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci with an extraordinary supporting cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Stephen Graham and Jack Huston.

The story, based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book, I Heard You Paint Houses, screenplay by Steven Zaillian, is that of hit man Frank Sheeran (De Niro), his mentor, Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and their intricate connections to the notorious union leader and Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).

The Irishman producer Jane Rosenthal, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese
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Feature: The Origins Of Godzilla

When taking a look back through the history of supersized monsters, one name stands tall above all… Godzilla! The immense beast has been causing chaos in cities and defeating enemies for 65 years now. To celebrate the home release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters we are taking a look back over the transformation of Godzilla over the last six decades, from the iconic comics to the big screen.

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From Comics to the Big Screen

The Godzilla franchise, or as it’s called in Japan: ‘Gojira’, has been around since 1954, rendering it 65 years old! The franchise has seen many films, comics, cartoons, video games and toys over the decades. Godzilla first appeared in Manga comics back in the 50’s, alongside the release of the first film, Godzilla. Many of the books that were released were adaptations of unique stories written about Godzilla from aspiring authors. Since Godzilla first
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Martin Scorsese: Marvel Movies Are Not Cinema

David Crow Oct 4, 2019

The Irishman director Martin Scorsese reveals he considers Marvel Studios movies to be closer to theme park rides than actual cinema.

The legacy of Martin Scorsese is definitely in the zeitgeist at the moment. How can it not be after he’s directed another arguable masterpiece about the mafia underworld, now with the perspective of advanced age, in The Irishman? His earlier classics are also being paid striking homage in this weekend’s Joker. And yet, his style of character-based storytelling is feeling like a rarity in the age of Marvel Studios. This is something he’s noticed and is now talking about when he revealed to Empire that he does not consider Marvel movies to be cinema.

Speaking with the British movie magazine (via Screenrant), Scorsese said, “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them,
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'It's very modern': Armando Iannucci rips up rules with Dickens adaption

The Personal History Of David Copperfield has a diverse cast to reflect reality of Victorian London

Armando Iannucci wanted to “rip up the rules” of costume drama when adapting the Dickens classic David Copperfield, which the satirist says shares similarities with Martin Scorsese’s riotous tale of greed and excess, The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Personal History Of David Copperfield, which premiered at the Toronto film festival, is Iannucci’s third film and he decided to make it after re-reading the novel a decade ago, finding it “cinematic, funny and experimental”.
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Will Oscars prefer bio-history to biopics? ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917,’ ‘The Two Popes’ …

Will Oscars prefer bio-history to biopics? ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917,’ ‘The Two Popes’ …
Time to get real, folks! Looking at Gold Derby’s ranking of Academy Award Best Picture contenders, it shocks me just how many in the running are based on or inspired by true events both historical and personal.

On top for now is Quentin Tarantino‘s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which dares to toy with the Manson family murders that occurred in 1969. In a close second is Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman,” which spans decades of gang violence as committed and witnessed by a mob hitman (Robert De Niro) who acts as a kind of Forrest Gump of organized crime.

Other movies that fit the description include “1917,” about two heroic soldiers in World War I in a race against time to save lives. “Ford v Ferrari” focuses on a hotshot racer and a car designer who attempt to build a American car that can beat the Italian auto company at its own game.
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1Mdb Scandal: Document Reveals Cash Link to 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers

1Mdb Scandal: Document Reveals Cash Link to 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers
Prosecutors in the 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1Mdb) trial have produced a document they claim reveals a $9 million advance to the producers of the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street from a company owned by fugitive businessman Jho Low.

The High Court in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur got a document that showed the transaction, made in September 2012, involved the Red Granite Productions Inc. account at City National Bank Los Angeles and was paid as “advances for Wolf of Wall Street Movie for Achl,” according to multiple local media reports. The money apparently came from Low’...
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Review: "The Irishman" is Martin Scorsese's Moral Reckoning

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After the death of Ingmar Bergman, Kent Jones wrote that few directors had their greatness so misunderstood and simplified by supporters and admirers. Although it may be especially true of Bergman, this phenomenon is at least partially true for almost any beloved director. Steven Spielberg’s war films and thrillers have been overshadowed by his fantasies and sci-fi films; Francis Ford Coppola has been unfairly painted as a director with a mere eight years of quality output; and Martin Scorsese’s reputation as a director of mob and crime films belies his Catholic spiritualism, his comedic side and his historical interests. It’s the spiritualism that is easiest to overlook, however; unlike Abel Ferrara, his fellow New York-based chronicler of the underworld, Scorsese has tended to keep his Catholic guilt and his fascination with man’s proclivity toward violence separate, meaning that critical appreciation of the latter has subjugated the former to a footnote.
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Competition: Win a digital download of ‘The Hummingbird Project’

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To celebrate the 4th October digital release of The Hummingbird Project, we have a copy of the film – redeemable via iTunes – up for grabs courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Social Network as A-listers Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek star in a tense tech thriller from Oscar-nominated director Kim Nguyen.

Oscar-nominated Kim Nguyen’s flashy, visceral tech finance thriller is the head-spinning story of an incredible plan to drill a tunnel halfway across the Us in a quite literal ‘get rich quick scheme’. Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg is fantastic as the street smart, hustling Vincent, while Tarzan himself Alexander Skarsgård is here virtually unrecognisable as the tech genius Anton. Together with Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), brilliantly funny as an engineer, they plan to revolutionise the stock exchange – by a millisecond. Salma Hayek is on wickedly good form as the devilishly devious executive
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Tom Holland celebrates return to Marvel universe

Actor Tom Holland is euphoric about his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and celebrated the moment with a hilarious meme, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Following the news that Spider Man will remain in the McU, Holland on Friday took to social media to share his reaction.

Also Read:?Spider-Man's return to Marvel unlikely any time soon

The actor, 23, responded to the news by sharing a short clip of DiCaprio from the film "The Wolf of Wall Street", reports

In the clip, DiCaprio's character excitedly breaks the news that contrary to what people might have believed, he is not going anywhere.

"You know what? I'm not leaving. I'm not f***ing leaving," he shouts, as the group of men surrounding him celebrate wildly.

Holland used the clip to express his emotions, without any words. He captioned it with a smirking emoji.

The news about Spider Man's return was a happy moment for fans,
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Leonardo DiCaprio slams world leaders for not fulfilling their green promises

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been actively campaigning against climate change, recently slammed world leaders for not fulfilling their green promises.

At the Global Citizen Festival, DiCaprio condemned politicians who "have failed to live up to the promises" of the Paris Agreement, along with those who have responded to the recent Global Climate Strike by criticizing its leader, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, reports

Also Read:?Leonardo Dicaprio,Camila Cabello and others support Greta Thunberg's viral speech

"Last Friday, young people led the world in strike. Millions of individuals did more than simply walk out of their schools and places of employment. They took a stand. They set an example of true leadership that our planet so desperately needs. These young people have said clearly, definitively and without fear, that the time for inaction is over.

"Yet, surprisingly, some have reacted to this movement with insulting tweets
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Free events added to Nyff line-up by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2019-09-28 21:47:05

First Cow director Kelly Reichardt with Orion Lee, John Magaro and Film at Lincoln Center Director of Programing Dennis Lim Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Two free events have been added to the 57th New York Film Festival - a tribute to producer Ben Barenholtz who died on June 26, 2019, with Eamonn Bowles, Ethan Coen, and John Turturro, moderated by Annette Insdorf; and a screening of Lynne Ramsay’s Brigitte, commissioned by Miu Miu, followed by a Q&a with Ramsay and Brigitte Lacombe.

The Irishman, Joker and The Wolf of Wall Street producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff with Jane Rosenthal, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Free conversations with Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed; Nadav Lapid on Synonyms; producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and David Hinojosa; Ric Burns (Oliver Sacks: His Own Life), Tania Cypriano (Born To Be), Ivy Meeropol (Bully.
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The Irishman | 2019 New York Film Festival Review

Benjamin Button-Man: Scorsese’s Oldfellas Still Got It

A spiritual sequel to Goodfellas—with the black humor of The Wolf of Wall Street and the moral turmoil of Mean StreetsThe Irishman is a cinematic Feast of San Scorsese, consolidating the director’s many obsessions into one intense, darkly funny journey through time. It’s also among Martin Scorsese’s best and most surprising films. From individual character flaws to its grand grasp of history, everything is extreme … and yet it strikes just the right balance between personal taste and mainstream appeal. It’s true that the Oldfellas do take a while to get going; but despite the film’s indulgent runtime, they ultimately deliver a masterful elegy.…
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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci Wage War in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman

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This is not a drill, folks: Netflix's latest drama features a combination of talents that may in fact blow your mind. Academy Award winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci star in the streamer's upcoming film The Irishman, directed by the one and only Martin Scorsese. The film, which uses digital effects and makeup to de-age the actors to a dark witchcraft-like degree, follows De Niro as Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a World War II veteran and labor union leader who allegedly became a hitman for the Bufalino crime family and played a role in the disappearance of union activist Jimmy Hoffa. Pacino stars as the notoriously mob-connected union boss Hoffa, with a supporting cast that includes Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Harvey Keitel.

Described as "an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America," The Irishman will catch your attention with its
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