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Freddie Mercury Biopic: Sacha Baron Cohen Bows Out

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Despite a striking resemblance to Freddie Mercury — not to mention the promise of a new opportunity to show off his, uh, acting chops — Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled out of playing Queen's famed lead singer in an upcoming biopic. Talk about a project being "Under Pressure."

Deadline reports Cohen is leaving the project due to "creative differences" with the living members of Queen (guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor) who retain complete script and director control over the film. Cohen was itching to do a saucy and salacious exposé on the controversial figure, who died from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991, while the other Queen members are apparently shooting for a more tamed, PG approach to the story. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Ben Affleck to Get All Suspicious-Like in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

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UPDATE: According to The Wrap, the three actresses in top contention for the leading female role are currently Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt. Basically three women with the perfect trifecta of talent, beauty and brains. Good stuff.

PREVIOUSLY: Ben Affleck might've dropped out of "Focus" to make sure he could helm his little "Live By Night" project in time to meet Warner Bros.' scheduling expectations, but the "Argo" director might just be getting a chance to put off his next behind-the-lens effort just long enough to star in David Fincher's adaptation of the wildly popular Gillian Flynn thriller novel "Gone Girl."

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Is Daniel Craig Being Written Out of 'The Girl Who Played With Fire?'

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Adapting a beloved novel for the big screen is always a tricky task. Back in 2011, though, David Fincher and the folks at Fox managed to do a more than credible job with the international bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Sure, some people were miffed that they tweaked the ending, but for the most part, it was fairly respectful of the source material.

Well, get a load of this: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox is considering writing Daniel Craig out of the sequel, "The Girl Who Played With Fire," entirely despite the fact that he plays one of the main characters in the franchise.

So much for being faithful to the book! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

David Fincher Attempts to Kickstart 'The Goon'


For fans of animation, the coolest thing to hit theaters last year may just have been the groundbreaking title sequence from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The only thing wrong with it was that it was just too darn short.

Now, though, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director David Fincher is teaming up with the animators behind the sequence, Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler, for a new Kickstarter campaign to create a feature-length animated epic based on the cult comic book "The Goon."

And all they need is your money. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Kickstarter

David Fincher Reveals the Secret of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


When David Fincher agreed to direct Sony's adaptation of Steig Larsson's wildly popular bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," he had a very tall task ahead of him: Not only had tens of millions of people already imagined their own version of the story, the Swedish film adaptation starring Noomi Rapace was a runaway international blockbuster as well. Luckily, however, he had a secret weapon: He's David Effing Fincher.

Problem solved. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:' Best Title Sequence Ever?


It's full of disturbing imagery, powered by amazing graphics and it's driven by an insidious, pounding soundtrack, but we're not talking about the latest music video from Tool — we're talking about the groundbreaking opening credits from David Fincher's acclaimed big screen adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

And now you can see what the whole world is talking about, as the whole mind-blowing sequence has just been posted online. Get More »

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Will Fincher Get His 'Tattoo's Back-to-Back?


Once upon a time, the director of the first Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" adaptation bowed out of the series because writing, editing, and filming the back-to-back shoots. In 2010, Niels Arden Oplev said, "It was a very clear decision from my side due to the fact that I looked at the production plan [and] they all had to be shot in 10 months, and the two others were not written yet, and I just didn't feel it was possible."

On the other hand, director David Fincher thinks it's very possible. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Playlist

Next Factor: 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara

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It didn't take long for Rooney Mara to go from acting in student films at NYU to giving an on-screen Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) a much-needed reality check in "The Social Network." Being handpicked by David Fincher for the lead in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is taking Mara to the next level. Plenty of high-profile actresses were vying for the role of Lisbeth Salander, a character beloved by fans of the Stieg Larsson books and original Swedish film trilogy. All eyes are on her as the protagonist of one of the most anticipated films of the season. Get More »

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Happy Holidays! 'Dragon Tattoo' Coming One Day Early


Sony must be in the holiday spirit.

Hardcore fans of the Stieg Larsson bestselling series can hit theaters one day earlier than expected, as the release date for the David Fincher adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has moved from Wednesday, Dec. 21, to Tuesday, Dec. 20 (at 7:00 p.m., to be exact). Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

Critics Push Back Awards to See 'Dragon Tattoo'


Some people are fans of Stieg Larsson's books. Some people are fans of Daniel Craig's acting. And then there are those of us who just can't imagine going about our job until we've seen Rooney Mara's nipples on the big screen.

It seems, somewhat surprisingly, that the New York Film Critics Circle fit squarely into all three of these categories.

Deadline reports that the NYFCC has delayed their annual awards so that the organization's 33 members can see David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" before making their announcement. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline
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