Hot Trailer: Philip Seymour Hoffman In ‘A Most Wanted Man’

By | Saturday April 12, 2014 @ 9:31am PDT

“It takes a minnow to catch a barracuda, a barracuda to catch a shark,” German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann says. He’s using a young lawyer for a human rights group who is harboring a mysterious client as bait to trap an Islamist terrorist with Chechen connections who has made his … Read More »

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Willem Dafoe Joins Keanu Reeves Hitman Thriller ‘John Wick’

By | Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 9:48am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Keanu Reeves has a new friend and an enemy in John Wick. Two-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe is set play a hitman in the Thunder Road pic. The thriller sees … Read More »

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Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe In ‘Whiskey Bay’

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 3:49pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe are set to star in Whiskey Bay, an independent drama directed by Chris Brinker. The Jonny Hirschbein-scripted film stars Dafoe … Read More »

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Specialty Box Office: ‘Comic-Con Episode IV,’ ‘Damsels In Distress,’ ‘The Hunter,’ ‘We Have A Pope’

By | Friday April 6, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT

Among the upcoming Easter weekend’s new specialty releases is a feature about a fictional election of a reluctant pope, a fan’s view of a uber popular summer festival, a Willem Dafoe starrer set in one of earth’s … Read More »

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Spirit Awards: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters To Present

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde are on tap as presenters at this weekend’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards in … Read More »

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ICM Signs Willem Dafoe

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EXCLUSIVE: ICM has signed Willem Dafoe, the veteran actor who just wrapped the Andrew Stanton-directed Disney film John Carter, with Taylor Kitsch playing the title character. Dafoe had been repped by WME. Dafoe has been working up a storm. He … Read More »

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Stephen Sommers Starts ‘Odd Thomas’

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Between The Mummy franchise, Van Helsing and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, director Stephen Sommers hasn’t made a movie outside the studio blockbuster system in about 13 years. He doing just that right now, getting underway this week on an adaptation of the Dean Koontz bestseller Odd Thomas, a series that’s expected to spark three more novels and perhaps a film franchise. The film stars Anton Yelchin as a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man surrounded by dark, threatening forces. The cook’s unique abilities, which include an ability to speak with the dead, help him protect his town and family. The pic also stars Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Curtis Jackson, Nico Tortorella and Patton Oswalt. Sommers is producing with Fusion Films’ Howard Kaplan and John Baldecchi.

Sommers said the movie is unlike any he’s ever made, down to his decision to write the script without having the rights from Koontz, who has been burned enough by the movies to be wary. Read More »

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From The Halls Of AFM…

By | Monday November 8, 2010 @ 12:59pm PST

Maya Entertainment and Open Window Films have acquired The Jesuit, an action drama written and to be directed by Paul Schrader. Production is set to begin in early March 2011. Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe and Paz Vega star in the film, about a man … Read More »

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