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Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic ‘Africa’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct “Africa,” a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa’s elephants. Reuters: Entertainment News

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For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson’s good musical vibrations

TORONTO (Reuters) – The two actors who portray Beach Boy Brian Wilson in a film about his troubled life say getting a deeper knowledge of the revered Californian songwriter’s music helped their performances nearly as much spending time with the … Continue reading

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James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up’ revels in drama and dance moves

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in the … Continue reading

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Exclusive scenes from Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom – The Independent

BDlive Exclusive scenes from Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To FreedomThe IndependentA biopic of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life couldn't have come at a better time. As the former South African President passes away, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom celebrates his … Continue reading

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Idris Elba mines Mandela’s ‘commanding presence’ in biopic role

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British actor Idris Elba will be the first to say that he doesn’t look like Nelson Mandela. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Biopic sheds light on Vietnamese revolutionary – VietNamNet Bridge

VietNamNet Bridge Biopic sheds light on Vietnamese revolutionaryVietNamNet BridgeA pioneer of the Vietnamese nationalist movement in the 20th century, Chau lived in Japan from 1905-08, writing political tracts calling for Viet Nam's liberation from the French colonial regime. He was … Continue reading

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Pope Francis biopic in the works from fellow Argentine: report

(Reuters) – An Argentine director is planning a biopic of fellow countryman Pope Francis’ life from his upbringing in Buenos Aires to his surprise election as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics, Variety reported on Monday. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Jackie Robinson biopic made pitcher who faced him a villain: daughter

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about the first black man to play major league baseball, Sherrill Duesterhaus wants everybody in the theater to know it’s a … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Diet Put Ashton Kutcher in Hospital Days Before Filming Biopic

Ashton Kutcher spent time in the hospital just days before filming his movie role as former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, revealed the 34-year-old actor at the Sundance Film Festival. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo! News

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Lance Armstrong biopic in the works from Paramount, J.J. Abrams

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Paramount Pictures and “Star Trek” producer J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company have purchased the film rights to a forthcoming book about cyclist Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. … Continue reading

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