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Screenwriter Chris Weitz Talks CINDERELLA and STAR WARS

Posted 2 months ago
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Filmmaker Chris Weitz has had a widely varied career, from American Pie to About a Boy to The Twilight Saga: New Moon to A Better Life. Now, he’s taking on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, which he wrote with Kenneth Branagh at the helm, giving the traditional story a more modern feel to it.

At the film’s press day, screenwriter Chris Weitz spoke to Collider for this ex ...
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Screenwriter Chris Weitz Offers First Comments on Gareth Edward’s STAR WARS Spinoff

Posted 2 months ago
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Writer/director Chris Weitz has proven that he can handle fantasy, with films like The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Golden Compass, he’s proven that he can handle spectacle, with his work on the script for Cinderella, and he’s proven that he can handle small human stories, like A Better Life and About a Boy. All of that considered, it will be very interesting to see what he brings to ...
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'Star Wars' Spinoff Gets 'Cinderella' Writer Chris Weitz

Posted 3 months ago
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Less than a month after the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off parted ways with screenwriter Gary Whitta, the project has found a new writer with Chris Weitz signing on to take over writing duties. Gary Whitta completed a first draft on the project, although no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if Chris Weitz will start over completely from scratch, or if he ...
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10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

Posted 6 months ago
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Every year, a few actors from small films manage to make their way into the Oscar race. Think Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour," Demián Bichir in "A Better Life" or Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone" in recent years. None of them were sure things until Oscar nomination morning. So ...
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THE HATEFUL EIGHT Synopsis Revealed; Channing Tatum and Demian Bichir Officially Join Cast

Posted 6 months ago
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As Quentin Tarantino readies his next film, the Western The Hateful Eight, to start production in January, The Weinstein Company has now given us some fascinating info regarding the film.  In addition to unveiling the official The Hateful Eight synopsis, the full cast list confirms last night’s news that Channing Tatum has a role in the film, and also reveals that Demian Bichir (A Better Life) ...
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Demian Bichir: Latinos Have to Claim Their Own Place Within The Industry

Posted 8 months ago
The underrepresentation and stereotyping of Latinos by the entertainment industry is nothing new. Latinos as maids and gardeners seem to be the norm. Yet more and more Hispanic performers are looking for opportunities to break with these roles.

Mexican actor Demian Bichir is one of those groundbreaking performers. He’s been able to balance a career in Mexico and in the United States ...
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Demian Bichir Talks Diversity and Latino Representation in Film and TV

Posted 8 months ago
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With his incredible performance in Chris Weitz's "A Better Life," which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Mexican star Demian Bichir became a part of the American film scene. With several other roles in English-language films such as "Dom Hemingway" and "Savages," and the success of the TV series "The Bridge," Bichir has cemented his ...
Related Links: Chris Weitz, Demian Bichir, Savages (2012), A Better Life (2011), Dom Hemingway (2013), Dom Hemingway, The Bridge (2013)
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Emmy Nominations: TheWrap Picks Dream Contenders for Outstanding Lead Actor Drama

Posted 10 months ago
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Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday morning, and we all know what that means: We'll sit in front of the TV and hear the same names we heard last year, and the year before ...
Also read: TheWrap's Emmy Nomination Predictions — and Way-Too-Soon Winner Picks
Emmy voters, after all, are creatures of habit who tend to go for the same shows and performers over and over ...
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‘X-Men’ Scribe Zak Penn to Rewrite ‘Ready Player One’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Posted 10 months ago
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Four years after winning a bidding war for Ernie Cline's acclaimed sci-fi novel “Ready Player One,” Warner Bros. has hired comic book movie scribe Zak Penn to rewrite the script, TheWrap has learned.
“Ready Player One” is a futuristic tale that follows teenager Wade Watts, who likes to escape the real world by logging into Oasis, a globally-networked virtual utopia ...
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‘Dom Hemingway’ Star Demian Bichir Talks Working With Jude Law, Where to Find Good Mexican Food (Video)

Posted 1 year ago
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You probably know Demian Bichir from his Oscar-nominated role in “A Better Life.”  But we know the Mexico City native as a cool cat who likes to enjoy a cold one. Bichir and TheWrap‘s Jeff Sneider recently sat down for authentic Mexican beers at La Casita Mexicana in Bell, California.
Also read: FX's ‘The Bridge’ Adds Demian Bichir's Brother to Cast
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