WILL PIERCE BROSNAN HIRE A “GHOST WRITER”

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Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is receiving his best notices in years thanks to director Roman Polanski’s first rate thriller The Ghost Writer.  In the film, Brosnan plays a disgraced former British prime minister living in America after being accused of war crimes across the pond.  Ewan McGregor is the ghost writer hired to pen the prime minister’s memoirs  and discovers he’s taken on a bit more than he can chew. Brosnan himself, who has had his share of tabloid stories and unauthorized biographies fall at his doorstep, is considering writing a memoir of his own. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR TO HEAR PIERCE BROSNAN)

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ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: CHAPLIN

chaplin_ver1On this day in 1992, TRI-STAR FILMS released CHAPLIN. Directed by SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH from a book by DAVID ROBINSON and CHARLES CHAPLIN, the old-school style biopic was a tour-de-force for ROBERT DOWNEY JR. who took the titular role and made it all his own. Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, many felt he was robbed when it went, instead, to AL PACINO for his hammy performance in SCENT OF A WOMAN. CHAPLIN is a film that can be re-visited many times over.

HILARY SWANK- A DAREDEVIL IN EVERY WAY

nair-swankIt’s a mutual admiration society of two between director MIRA NAIR and star HILARY SWANK in the new biopic, AMELIA. We spoke with NAIR yesterday here in Beverly Hills and she talked about the title role in her film needing an actress that projected certain strong qualities in order to portray America’s most famous aviatrix, AMELIA EARHART. As NAIR put it, HILARY SWANK “…is a daredevil, this chick”. Listen in below:

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AMELIA opens in theaters today

HILARY SWANK ON THE FACTS OF FLYING

hilary-swank-amelia-earhardtAt last week’s New Jersey press conference for her new film, AMELIA, star HILARY SWANK talked about the inportance of using a plane exactly like that of AMELIA EARHART in the film. Listen in below:

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AMELIA opens in theaters this week-end