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Sep 22, 2016   Leave a Comment Article

Curtis Hanson, who shared an Adapted Screenplay Oscar for L.A. Confidential and also helmed such films as Eminem-starrer 8 Mile, Wonder Boys, The River Wild, In Her Shoes and HBO’s Too Big To Fail, died in his sleep Tuesday of natural causes at his Hollywood Hills home. He was 71.

In 2011, Hanson took his directing talents to the small screen for Too Big to Fail, HBO’s telepic about how Washington and Wall Street flailed during the late-2000s financial crisis. The pic, which included William Hurt among its large ensemble, scored 11 Emmy noms, including two for Hanson as director and producer, but came away empty-handed.

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Sep 22, 2016   Leave a Comment Photo Alert

Billy Crudup (R) performs onstage at the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Celebrity Charades Gala 2016 at Capitale on September 19, 2016 in New York City. View // here

Sep 18, 2016   Leave a Comment 'Jackie'

Natalie Portman is wondrously good as Jackie Kennedy, says David Sexton. Read More: // here

Sep 18, 2016   Leave a Comment 'Jackie'

Fox Searchlight Pictures has snapped up US rights to Pablo Larrain’s well-received Venice and Toronto drama-biopic Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The distributor has set a December 9 date for the in-demand title, which won Best Screenplay on the Lido and garnered raves for Portman. Read More: // here

Writer and director Mike Mills will present his film “20th Century Women,” on Oct. 9. The film, which stars Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, and Billy Crudup, tells the story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. The 24th annual Hamptons Intl. Film Festival will runs Oct. 6-10 in East Hampton, N.Y. Individual tickets for the festival go on sale Sept. 26 and can be purchased through hamptonsfilmfest.org. Read More: // here