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Anna Karenina: Movie Review

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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina has always attracted filmmakers. The romantic tragedy has been adapted unto the screen a great number of times – but that didn't stop director Joe Wright from giving the literary work another rendition, and here he casts Keira Knightley as his female lead for the third time (they also made Pride &...

Interview: Director Joe Wright on 'Anna Karenina' And The Evolution Of His...

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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina has been adapted countless times, but English director Joe Wright lends new vision to this tragic love story. Wright, who only agreed to direct the film if Tom Stoppard wrote the script, didn't consider any other actress but Keira Knightley for the title role. The two have been working together since 2005, when Wright cast...

Who Should Replace Gary Ross As Director Of ‘Catching Fire'?

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The loss of Gary Ross as a director of The Hunger Games sequels has been absolutely devastating for devoted fans of burgeoning franchise. As a rabid fan myself (and as a friend of many other rabid fans), I can’t even begin to tell you how crestfallen we are. Ross was truly one of us – an ardent admirer of the series who happened to also don a director’s cap. His respect...

Hanna: Movie Review

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Rarely do you get so much fine acting, action and suspense all packed into one jet-fueled, 70s-Euro-esq thrill ride as you do in Hanna. Step aside Sucker Punch, it's time for some real bad-ass chicks to take control. The film stars the impressive cast of  the young and talented Saoirse Ronan; Cate Blanchette one of the best baddies there is; Eric Bana who provides both the...

New Clips from Hanna: Cate Blanchette and Scary Germans

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Two new clips for Joe Wright's action-packed thriller Hanna have just been sent over from Focus and they've got some great moments in them that you have to check out. The film stars one of the most talented young actresses currently working today, Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) as Hanna with Eric Bana and Cate...

New Photos From Joe Wright's Hanna

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Hanna - Take the Shot
Some new images have premiered online from Joe Wright's teen assassin flick Hanna. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, who looks unassuming on the outside but is a lean, mean killing machine. Aussie actors Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett also star as opposing forces trying to control the teen. Check out the latest batch of photos...

Brand New Poster for Hanna - Adapt or Die

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Hanna - Close Up
Someone better watch out because Hanna is on the prowl. A new poster has been released for Joe Wright's juvenile action flick that centers on a teenage assassin. This one sheet gives a new meaning to the term "eye of the tiger." Check out the rest of Saoirse Ronan and her deadly stare below...

Saoirse Ronan Snaps Necks in Hanna Movie Trailer

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Hanna
Saoirse Ronan is kicking ass and taking names later in the first trailer for Joe Wright's teen assassin flick Hanna. Unlike Hit Girl in Kick-Ass, Hanna has less of a foul mouth and more of a deadly aim. She's acrobatic, smart, and quick on her feet. Who do you think would win in a fight? It's hard to tell. Check out the trailer...

The Chemical Brothers Scoring Joe Wright's Hanna

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Hanna
A lot of interesting news has come out of this year's New York Comic-Con. Last week, we learned about Warner Bros/DC Entertainment's plans for their upcoming superhero films. Unfortunately, the Justice League's future isn't looking too bright. But on a positive note, director Joe Wright held a panel for his new teen assassin flick Hanna,...

Joe Wright Developing Live Action Little Mermaid

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Joe Wright is a talented director who's known for picking his projects carefully. He previously directed such acclaimed films as Pride and Prejudice and Atonement and now he wants to tackle -- The Little Mermaid. According to THR, Wright is developing a live action version of the Hans Christian...

Eric Bana Takes Father Role in Joe Wright's Hanna

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Eric Bana is best known for his roles in action films (Star Trek and Troy), but lately the Australian-native has been taking a turn towards the slightly more dramatic or comedic (Funny People, The Time Traveler's Wife). In his next role, Bana will play the father of a trained Eastern...

Joe Wright to Direct Hanna

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Director Joe Wright will take on the story of a teenage killer with his next project according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is entitled Hanna, and will be a bit of a stretch from Wright's previous work Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. Hanna has been in development at Focus Features for the past two...

Keira Knightly Confirmed for My Fair Lady

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We knew this would happen sooner or later. It looks like the remake of the 1964 George Cukor classic, My Fair Lady has gained momentum. Keira Knightley was rumored to star as the lead character in the new version of the film forever, and according to The Telegraph, she has officially won the role of Eliza Doolittle and beat out Scarlett Johannson to...

Working Title To Make Bridget Jones 3 and Indian Summer

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British Production Company Working Title is going to be busy in the near future. Rumor has it that the third installment of the hit series Bridget Jones starring the always talented Renee Zellweger has been confirmed and they will also be developing Joe Wright's previously announced film, Indian...

Poll: Is Joe Wright's Domestic Abuse PSA too Violent?

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[youtube eTYir_48EZk 570 480] The above video is a PSA for the UK charity Women's Aid shot by Atonement director Joe Wright. The video stars Keira Knightley, and follows her as she wraps after a day on set. She arrives at her apartment to find blood, shattered glass and her estranged boyfriend waiting for her. From that point on she is viciously attacked while the...

Joe Wright to Direct Indian Summer

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In a non-surprising move Joe Wright, the man who brought you Pride and Prejudice and Atonement wants to direct another European piece. According to Variety, Wright has signed on to direct Indian Summer. The film will be based on the novel of the same name written by Alex von Tunzelmann. The story focuses on "the...