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    Rufus Sewell Cast as Elvis Presley’s Father in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic

    Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” has found its Vernon Presley. Variety reports that Emmy nominee Rufus Sewell (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) will portray the King of Rock and Roll’s father in the musical drama which has yet to be given a release date. Sewell joins Austin Butler, who will be playing the titular role of Elvis Presley, […] More

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    Austin Butler Confirmed to Star in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic

    Director Baz Luhrmann has found his young King of Rock n’ Roll in Austin Butler. Variety reported on Monday the actor has landed the leading role in Luhrmann’s forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic. The shortlist of actors previously vying for the role included Harry Styles (“Dunkirk”), Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”). […] More

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    Awards Circuit Anniversary Celebration: Top 9 Films About Writers

    To celebrate Awards Circuit’s 9-year anniversary, the site will be dropping a new Top 9 piece every hour, on the hour! Each one will take on a different list – from movies, to television, to the Oscars and more. Thanks to all the readers for their continued engagement in our community over the years. We […] More

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    Baz Luhrmann’s Film MOULIN ROUGE in Development for the Stage with a Book by John Logan, Directed by Alex Timbers

    Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, has announced that Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film Moulin Rouge! will come to the theatrical stage as a new musical with a book by John Logan, directed by Alex Timbers. Developmental work on the show is underway, and a production time-line and opening venue will be announced at a later […] More

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    Baz Luhrmann Talks Netflix’s THE GET DOWN – Premiering August 12th

    Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann reflected on his career, and offered new info about his highly anticipated Netflix series THE GET DOWN in a conversation with Nelson George at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Part One of THE GET DOWN premieres August 12th on Netflix. Creator Baz Luhrmann’s first series for television, The Get Down focuses on 1970s New […] More

  • Weekend Openings: 5/10/2013

    Leave it to Baz Luhrmann to take a classic American novel like The Great Gatsby,  ripe with questions about the moral depravity of American society and its fixation on the American dream, and turn it into a superficial spectacle worthy of gracing the glitzy stages of Las Vegas.  Stephen Colbert summed it up best: “It’s […] More

  • The Great Gatsby (**½)

    Baz Luhrmann sure knows how to bring the bombast to his take on The Great Gatsby, but in the end he’s just the latest filmmaker to fail in his attempt to bring the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to life. Luhrmann, along with co-writer Craig Pearce, relishes in trying to both bring the period […] More

  • New Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

    After debuting a set of new posters, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.  Opening in May 2013, Luhrmann’s film stars potential Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher. The film was originally scheduled to come out on Christmas and then was […] More

  • Baz Luhrmann trying to raise money for reshoots on ‘The Great Gatsby’

    Worry not friends, even though that headline above might have triggered some panic in those highly anticipating ‘The Great Gatsby’. The Playlist is reporting here that Baz Luhrmann is going out looking for more money to fund some reshoots with the cast and to fine tune the visual effects in the flick after Warner Brothers […] More

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    Warner Brothers pushes ‘The Great Gatsby’ to 2013!

    Big news has dropped today folks. Early on in the year ‘The Great Gatsby’ was thought by just about everyone to be gunning for a whole lot of Oscar love, and it still might, but it’ll have to wait a year. Yes, The Hollywood Reporter writes here that Warner Brothers has moved the 3D film […] More

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