De Niro Balks, Demme Walks, Movie Chalks (And Bradley Cooper Is Caught In Middle)

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro appear together in this weekend’s release of Limitless from Virgin/Relativity. So I decided to check on that other reteaming of Cooper and De Niro in the works for New Line, the heartfelt dramedy Honeymoon With Harry, with Jonathan … Read More »

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Jonathan Demme To Direct Episodes Of HBO’s New Mike White Series ‘Enlightened’

By | Monday August 9, 2010 @ 1:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There is a saying that you’ve got to be an Oscar winner to get to direct an HBO pilot these days: look at Martin Scorsese (Boardwalk Empire), Alexander Payne (Hung), Bill Condon (Tilda) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Miraculous Year). Now you may need an Oscar statuette to be an episodic director on the pay cable channel too. The Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme has been tapped to direct two episodes of HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened. Read More »

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Will Jonathan Demme ‘Honeymoon’ With Robert De Niro And Bradley Cooper?

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The Paul Haggis-scripted Honeymoon With Harry might make it to the altar after six years of broken engagements. Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper two weeks ago read the lead roles in a run-through organized by New Line at De Niro’s Tribeca Productions offices. Now, Jonathan Demme is circling the project. All this has created the sense of optimism that a script regularly featured on “best unmade” lists is finally on a fast track. That Honeymoon With Harry is gaining momentum now is ironic. Hollywood is squarely operating in safe-bet mode and one of the script’s problems has been that it has strong comedy and drama elements but can’t exactly be called one or the other. The most apt description is to call it a James Brooks-style look at two characters who loathe one another but are stuck together at a time when each is in desperate shape. Read More »

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