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Posts Tagged ‘Robert DeNiro’

Disney & Harvey Weinstein To Adapt ‘Artemis Fowl’

Producer Harvey Weinstein will develop film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with Walt Disney Studios. Here’s more from the release:

The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s best-selling children’s fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project.

There are over 21 million copies of the eight-book fantasy series in print, telling the story of a 12 year old millionaire and “criminal mastermind” who gets in trouble with fairies. He quickly discovers that “these aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories  – they’re dangerous.”

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‘Being Flynn’ Trailer Released

Focus Features has released the first official trailer for a film adaptation of Nick Flynn‘s memoirAnother Bulls**t Night In Suck City. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

According to Deadline, Oscar nominated-director Paul Weitz helmed the project and co-wrote the screenplay. The film will hit theaters in spring 2012.

Here’s more from Fandango: “The movie has undergone several title changes over the past year, beginning with its crude Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City to Another Night to let’s shelve this thing for a couple months and revisit it another day. Alas, we’ve arrived at the rather benign compromise of Being Flynn which finds Robert DeNiro playing a brilliant but troubled writer/father who through some fated coincidence meets a twenty-something man (Paul Dano) who works at a homeless shelter in Boston. The twist – the young man is his son!”

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