Bill Condon

'Beauty and the Beast' to be Scripted by 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Writer

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by Britt Hayes September 29, 2014 @ 9:07 PM
Disney
Along with their live-action versions of 'The Jungle Book' and 'Cinderella,' Disney is also cooking up a similar live-action updating of their classic take on 'Beauty and the Beast.' Set to be directed by Bill Condon, the new film now has a writer: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' scribe Stephen Chbosky.

'The Fifth Estate' Featurette: Benedict Cumberbatch Warns That "They're Afraid of You"

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by Damon Houx September 5, 2013 @ 7:23 PM
Dreamworks
http://youtu.be/rlF56wJI0yo
It's tricky business selling audiences movies "ripped from the headlines," but after last year's 'Zero Dark Thirty' it's obvious there's an audience for a good procedural. With ',' brings to the big screen the story of Julian Assange () as a techno-thriller, and as this featurette points out, it's a complicated story.

Ian McKellen to Star As Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

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by Jacob Hall September 5, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
Marty Melville, Getty Images
The last time director Bill Condon and actor Ian McKellen teamed up, we got 'Gods and Monsters,' a film that earned Condon an Oscar for his screenplay and McKellen a nomination for his performance. Now, a bunch of 'X-Men,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' films later, the two of them are collaborating once more, returning to their more traditional and dramatic roots. Condon and McKellen have signed on to direct and star in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind,' which will see the legendary British actor take on the role of legendary British detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Jeremy Renner to Possibly Star in Film About WikiLeaks

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by George Roush July 23, 2012 @ 9:30 PM
Universal Pictures
Bomb diffuser/Avenger/international spy star Jeremy Renner has been one of Hollywood's busiest actors in recent years. The leading man has been attaching himself to so many projects he's going to become the younger version of Sam Jackson if he's not careful. Now he's apparently got his eye on another movie project.