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Academy Award winner Robert De Niro is said to have signed on to play a psychic in a new movie.

De Niro, 67, will join Sigourney Weaver for psychological thriller Red Lights, directed by Buried filmmaker Rodrigo Cortes, reports the Daily Express.

Weaver will portray the character of a physiologist whose study of the paranormal leads them to investigate De Niro's character.

Daily Variety reports that the film is set to begin shooting in February with locations planned for the US, Canada and Cortes' native Spain.

Al Pacino, Robert De Niro reunite for violent gangster movie

Hollywood legends Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro are reportedly in talks to star in violent gangster movie The Irishman.

The film, to be directed by Martin Scorsese, will be gangster heaven for all mob movie fans. All four are famous for their previous hit movies about the American Mafia.

De Niro and Scorsese, both 67, have been working together on the movie for some time.

It is based on the exploits of real-life gang hitman Frank Sheeran, as chronicled in the book I Heard You Paint Houses and will recall the late war veteran's possible involvement with the slaughter of famous American union boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Pacino, 70, and De Niro starred in gangster movie Heat, as well as cop drama Righteous Kill. On the other hand, Pesci, 67, and De Niro teamed up with Scorsese on classics Goodfellas, Casino and Raging Bull.

"If they all do team up it will result in a rather exciting mob ensemble.Although De Niro and Pacino's last film together Righteous Kill was a disappointment to many, this could well make up for that if plans come to fruition," the Daily Star quoted a Hollywood insider as saying.

Redford, Scorsese, De Niro, Coppola Call on Iran to Free Imprisoned Filmmaker
by Brian Brooks
Redford, Scorsese, De Niro, Coppola Call on Iran to Free Imprisoned Filmmaker
Jafar Panahi at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, where his film "Offside" was screening. Photo by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE.

With the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Manhattan today at the United Nations, a group of leading filmmakers have risen to the defense of one of their own after his arrest in March.

Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Steven Soderbergh, the Coen Bros., Jim Jarmusch, Michael Moore, Ang Lee, Robert De Niro, and Oliver Stone among others have called on the government of Iran to release director Jafar Panahi (“The White Balloon,” “Offside”) who was arrested at his home two months ago and is being held in the capital Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Islamic Republic officials initially charged Mr. Panahi with “unspecified crimes.” They have since reversed themselves, and the charges now allege that he was making a film against the regime, a very serious accusation in Iran. Panahi’s films have not been allowed to screen in the Islamic Republic for the past decade and he’s not been allowed to work for the past four years, though he continued to live in Iran.

“Mr. Panahi deeply loves his country,” says Jamsheed Akrami, an Iranian-American film scholar and filmmaker, who helped organize the petition. “Even though he knows he could have opportunities to work freely outside of his homeland, he has repeatedly refused to leave. He would never do anything against the national interests of his country and his people.”
Panahi has been honored at film festivals around the world, including the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for “Offside” (2006), the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Crimson Gold” (2003), the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for “The Circle” (2000), the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for “The Mirror” (1997) and the Cannes Camera d’Or for “The White Balloon” (1995).

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 12:10 am
Los Angeles, May 1  A die-hard Robert De Niro fan paid $8,500 to go for a coffee with the actor.
The ‘Raging Bull’ star offered up an outing to a coffee shop as a lot for a star-studded charity auction in New York Thursday night – and an unnamed bidder pounced on the prize and paid thousands of dollars for a meeting with the movie star, reports imdb.com.
The sale, which raised money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, also saw a pair of tickets to Sir Elton John’s next Oscars party auctioned for $52,500.
Los Angeles, May 1 2010 A die-hard Robert De Niro fan paid $8,500 to go for a coffee with the actor

Jovovich hands baby to De Niro


Milla Jovovich has revealed she thrust her screaming baby daughter Ever into the arms of Robert De Niro - so she could take a photo of the two together.

The actress, who has just made the movie Stone with the film legend, told the BBC: "I have the best picture of him holding my screaming daughter.

"I said, 'listen Bob, she's going to hate you, she's going to scream, but just grip her tightly so she doesn't fall and I'll take the picture and it'll be done and she's going to love it in 15 years, and he was like, 'yeah, sure, no problem'."

Milla, who can next be seen on screen in A Perfect Getaway, said she plans to have a brother or sister for two-year-old Ever in the next few years.

She said: "When (Ever) starts school I definitely want to be there for her, for a few years I'll work as hard as I can, and have another baby and slow down and be a mum, I definitely think that's important."


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Robert De Niro and Edward Norton Re-Team for New Thriller
Source: http://movies.hollyscoop.com
Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton are teaming back up for another thriller. They were last seen together in 2001’s The Score, and will now be co-starring in the film Score.

The story follows the wife of a convicted arsonist, played by Norton, who seduces a correctional officer (De Niro) while her husband is up for parole.

The film is based on a play by Angus MacLachlan. The newly-formed Mimran Schur Pictures is behind the film, which is their first venture as a new company. John Curran is on board to direct.

The Score didn’t exactly live up to everyone’s expectations, so we’re hoping this re-teaming between Norton and De Niro will be more successful this time around.

DeNiro film collection debuts at UT's Ransom Center
Source:http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2009/04/27/daily4.html

A vast collection of Robert De Niro's film-related materials is now open to researchers and the public at the the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center.

DeNiro donated the materials to the humanities research library and museum in 2006, but it took more than two years to process, organize and catalog.

The collection, appraised at roughly $5 million, includes more than 1,300 boxes of papers, film, movie props and costumes. It chronicles the career of the actor, director and producer from the late 1960s through 2005.

Filling more than 300 archival boxes, the paper portion of the collection includes De Niro's heavily-annotated scripts and correspondence, make-up and wardrobe photographs, wardrobe continuity books, costume designs and posters, and extensive production, publicity and research material.

The papers document De Niro's work on 69 films, from the 1968 film "Greetings" through "Hide and Seek" (2005), and demonstrate De Niro's preparation for his acting roles and the collaborative nature of his work with noted writers, directors, actors and other film artists. The type and amount of material vary for each film.

Materials for more recent De Niro projects will be added to the collection and made available at future dates.

The Ransom Center will display a selection of items from the collection in the Center's lobby through Sunday, May 3.

"This is an important and incredibly rich collection," said Steve Wilson, associate curator of film at the Ransom Center. "It covers so many aspects of filmmaking, from scripts and screenwriting to costumes and film and video. Scholars and students can follow the development of such films as 'The Deer Hunter' (1978), from the printed page to the screen. I simply don't know of another film archive quite like it."

A finding aid that provides an inventory of the collection and a database of costumes and props is available online. Also included is information about using the collection and the Center's policy on access to costumes.

Other substantial film collections at the Ransom Center include those of producer David O. Selznick, screenwriter Ernest Lehman and actress Gloria Swanson.



Canada.Com: Cameron Bright Stays Grounded Living On The Island
26 April 2009 10:14 AM, PDT | From twilightersanonymous.com |

Canada.com has a great article on Cameron Bright. Cameron is set to play opposite Dakota Fannings Jane as her twin brother Alec in New Moon. Cameron talks about how family comes first and living on the island keeps him grounded.nbspCameron Brights star is rising fast in Hollywood but his feet are firmly planted on the ground at home in Nanaimo.The 16yearold actor will play the vampire brother of Dakota Fannings character in the next three sequels to the teen blockbuster Twilight.Although Bright has acted alongside Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Nicole Kidman this role that is likely to catapult him to a whole new level of fame. Socalled Twihards dedicated fans of the series by author Stephenie Meyer are already keeping the blogs humming with chatter about Bright and other stars in the movie.

Edward Norton and Robert De Niro Re-Team in Stone
23 April 2009 4:30 PM, PDT | From WorstPreviews.com |

Production Weekly is reporting that Edward Norton will re-team with Robert De Niro in "Stone," which will begin filming in Pittsburgh and Detroit next month. The two actors previously starred together in "The Score." "Stone" is based on a play by "Junebug" screenwriter Angus MacLachlan, in which De Niro will play a parole officer who develops a friendship with a teaching assistant. The new movie will be directed by John Curran, whose credits include "The Painted Veil" and "We Don't Live Here Anymore." He is also set to direct Keira Knightley in "The Beautiful and the Damned."

Robert De Niro Joins Jason Statham in 'Killer Elite'

Robert De Niro has added to the star power of a new Australian action thriller, joining Brits Jason Statham and Clive Owen and Lachy Hulme in "The Killer Elite". Dominic Purcell and actress Yvonne Strahovski have also joined the cast of Garry McKendry's film, which has just started shooting in Australia, according to Moviehole.net.

In the movie, a retired Navy Seal (Statham) is blackmailed to kill a special forces operative after his mentor and friend, played by De Niro, is captured by an Arab sheik. Produced by Inferno Entertainment, the action thriller is expected to be premiere next year in the U.S.

The Killer Elite is actually based on a novel titled "The Feather Men" by Ranulph Fiennes, which was first published in 1991.
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