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2008-08-10 21:00:19

THE cast of Death Defying Acts have heaped praise on young star Saoirse Ronan. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays her mother in the film, said: "She is a talent that everyone should watch. She came straight off another film and threw herself into it. She's a star. " (c) 2008 Sunday Sun - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-10 18:00:00

By Robin Turner IT MAY be the City of Angels and the centre of the popular entertainment industry, but for Welsh film star Catherine Zeta- Jones, Los Angeles is hell on earth. The Swansea-born Oscar winner has made it clear her glittering career is far from the most important thing in her life. And in an amazingly frank interview with iconic women's magazine Cosmopolitan, she said: "If I had to lose something from my life, it would be my career." Talking of her loathing of Los...

2006-05-04 01:21:50

By Tatiana Siegel and Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Catherine Zeta-Jones is in negotiations to star opposite Guy Pearce in "Death Defying Acts," an indie movie about Harry Houdini. The film centers on Houdini during the height of his career in 1926, when he toured the world, amassing large crowds with his elaborate and daring escape performances. Zeta-Jones would play a psychic who has a passionate affair with Houdini. Director Gillian Armstrong ("Little Women,"...

2006-01-11 00:19:48

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Epic space adventure "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" won best overall film and best drama honors on Tuesday at the People's Choice Awards, a widely watched measure of movie, television and star appeal. In two other film categories, box office hit "Wedding Crashers" was named top comedy and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was chosen as the favorite family movie. For "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, the People's Choice...

2005-10-30 15:15:00

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES -- A sadistic serial killer named Jigsaw carved up Zorro at the Halloween box office in North America as moviegoers opted for the gruesome thrills of "Saw II" over the light comedy of "The Legend of Zorro." According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Saw II" sold $30.5 million worth of tickets in its first three days since October 28, well above industry expectations of a bow in the $20 million range. Its little-heralded predecessor kicked off with $18 million...

2005-10-30 14:32:01

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sadistic serial killer named Jigsaw carved up Zorro at the Halloween box office in North America as moviegoers opted for the gruesome thrills of "Saw II" over the light comedy of "The Legend of Zorro." According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Saw II" sold $30.5 million worth of tickets in its first three days since October 28, well above industry expectations of a bow in the $20 million range. Its little-heralded predecessor kicked...

2005-10-21 22:04:15

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - What have they done to the "Zorro" movie series? It's turned into "Spy Kids!" Instead of a lone masked champion of justice and freedom, the sequel to Amblin's 1998 "The Mask of Zorro" is now a family act. In "The Legend of Zorro," Antonio Banderas -- the star of both movie series -- fights the dark forces in 19th century California along with wife Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and 10-year-old son Joaquin (Adrian Alonso). This is not...

2005-10-12 11:38:19

By Raquel Castillo MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is looking forward to a second stint as director, breaking from his adventures as swashbuckling legend Zorro, the latest episode of which hits screens later this month. That is not to say that he did not have fun playing the masked Mexican hero. "It's a character that I always found really likeable. I'm fond of (Zorro) because he was a popular figure who worked for the people," Banderas told reporters in Madrid....

2005-09-21 04:29:23

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Catherine Zeta-Jones, who returns to theaters next month in "The Legend of Zorro," is set to play a high-powered chef in the romantic comedy-drama "Mostly Martha." The plot line follows the chef as her life changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. The Castle Rock/Warner Bros. project is based on the 2001 German feature "Bella Martha." Production is expected to begin in January. It will be directed by Scott Hicks,...

2005-08-24 00:33:05

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Keanu Reeves and Catherine Zeta-Jones are circling a movie about Johnny Stompanato, the hoodlum killed by the teen daughter of his girlfriend, actress Lana Turner. Adrian Lyne ("Unfaithful") is attached to direct "Stompanato," which has landed on the steps of Warner Bros. Pictures but has not yet made the studio its home. Stompanato, a World War II vet-turned-small-time hood and wannabe actor, was killed on Good Friday 1958 in the...


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