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Ang Lee to direct Angelina Jolie in Cleopatra?

Ang Lee to direct Angelina Jolie in Cleopatra?

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Ang Lee wants to direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'. The 'Life of Pi' director has revealed he could be signing on to helm the biopic starring the Hollywood A-lister, as it ''feels right'' and is...

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Ang Lee to direct Angelina Jolie in Cleopatra?

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Ang Lee wants to direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'.

The 'Life of Pi' director has revealed he could be signing on to helm the biopic starring the Hollywood A-lister, as it ''feels right'' and is different from the projects he has done in the past.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: ''I'm about to read the script. It just feels right to me after all the other types of films I've done.

''What does it have in common with any of them? They're all totally different! That's what makes this perfect.''

The project - which is based on Stacy Schiff's book, 'Cleopatra: A Life' - has been in development since 2010 and been passed around several directors.

'The Social Network' helmer David Fincher gave up the reins last August, while 'Avatar' director James Cameron and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' director Paul Greengrass have also been linked to the picture.

Scott Rudin is producing the film for Sony based on a script from Eric Roth.

In the dramatic biography, Schiff claims Cleopatra - best known for her romances with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar - married both of her brothers and slaughtered them.

The late Elizabeth Taylor is most synonymous with the role of Cleopatra, playing the Egyptian queen in 1963.

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Tang Wei: Korean Auds Give Chinese Star A Rare Embrace

Oct 4 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Tang Wei famously lost a contract to endorse Ponds skin cream when China’s State Administration for Radio Film and Television banned her for her role in Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution.” The ban prevented Chinese media from reporting on her, cut her out of awards shows and even outlawed advertisements featuring the young actress. But what... ...
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Movie News: Stripper Sequel 'Magic Mike XXL' Cast Grows Huge; Joaquin Phoenix's Shocking Transformation for 'Inherent Vice'

Sep 30 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Magic Mike XXL: Production on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to stripper drama Magic Mike, got underway yesterday in Florida. Channing Tatum leads the returning cast (minus Matthew McConaughey) as Mike, although the big news is that Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan have joined the cast. This time around, the strippers are ready to foll ...
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Netflix Nabs Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Same Day as IMAX

Sep 30 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

If you’ve been waiting for Yuen Woo-ping’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny,” and you’d rather not brave the IMAX theaters when it opens stateside next year on August 28, 2015, looks like you’ll now have the choice to stream it using your Netflix account … on the same day as the film’s IMAX release. This, as you can imagine, is a pretty big change in the way movies are being released these days, and from the sounds of it, the IMAX folks are not happy at all. Variety s ...
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Netflix: Disrupting Hollywood Now?

Sep 30 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: bidness etc

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) has struck a deal with an independent producer, The Weinstein Company, to release the follow-up of the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in August 2015. The film, to be directed by Hong Kong’s Yuen Wo-ping, is a sequel of Ang Lee’s Academy Award-winning martial-arts drama. It will be the first feature-length film to be premiered by the streaming company and will be made available to Netflix’s 50 million subscr ...
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The Weinstein Co. and Netflix to Release CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sequel Simulatneously Online and in IMAX Theaters; Plus First Images

Sep 29 2014 9:28pm CDT | Source: Collider

The Weinstein Co. and Netflix have signed a deal to release Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix on August 28, 2015.  Netflix previously won a bid for the streaming rights to TWC movies, and the two companies joined forces for the original series Marco Polo.  The Green Legend deal ramps up the partnership and is the logical next step of Netflix's growing plan to disrupt the traditional distribution ...
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J.J. Abrams To Receive VES Society’s Visionary Award

Sep 23 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The Visual Effects Society has tapped J.J Abrams as the next recipient of its Visionary Award which it will present to the Star Wars helmer during the 13th annual VES Awards on February 4. The honor recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to “foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.” Previous winners include Christopher Nolan, ...
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The Hulk Sequel We'll Never See...REVEALED

Sep 22 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Remember Hulk? No, not that one. And, no, not that one either... Or, in fact, the current Ruffahulk we all know and love.Instead, remember this one? Way back in 2003, Ang Lee took a crack at directing the green rage-monster's first modern day adaptation - and it went...poorly. The movie - which starred Eric Bana as Bruce Banner (see what they did there?) - made money, but received a critical mauling, and very little love from fans.So, when no sequel to the movie ...
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Ang Lee Directing Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Sep 18 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's set for the novel adaptationIn development for at least a couple of years at Film4, the adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has won not only additional support from TriStar but it now has a director. Ang Lee has made a deal to use the film as his follow-up to Life Of Pi.Adapted by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, the book’s story follows the titula ...
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Ang Lee To Take A "Long Halftime Walk"?

Sep 12 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Life of Pi" and "Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee is the frontrunner to helm "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a film adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed Iraq War novel for Film4 and The Ink Factory. The dark satire follows a ninteen-year-old Texas-born infantryman and his fellow U.S. servicemen who survive a firefight in Iraq in 2005. The Bush administrat ...
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