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2008-09-08 12:00:24

By Peter Popham Mickey Rourke's true-to-life portrayal is tipped for an Oscar and raises the game at lacklustre festival They saved the best for last. Darren Aronofskys The Wrestler won the 65th Venice Film Festivals Golden Lion last night. It premiered only one day before, giving what critics agreed was an otherwise lacklustre Venice a powerful sting in the tail. Mickey Rourke, swaggering in oversize shirt and tie, with straggly blond locks draped over his face, went on stage to watch...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

U.S. film "The Wrestler" wins Venice Int'l Film Festival Golden Lion award VENICE, Italy, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The American Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" has won the Golden Lion for best film award at the 65th Venice International Film Festival this year, the festival organizers announced on Saturday evening. At the closing ceremony in Film Palace of Lido, Venice, the film awarded the festival's top award stars Mickey Rourke as a wrestler forced into retirement who strikes up a...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

"The Wrestler," a drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Mickey Rourke, has won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival. Rourke has starred in the movies "Rumble Fish,""9 1/2 weeks,""Pope of Greenwich Village" and "Barfly." Aronofsky has directed the films "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Fountain." In the new movie, Rourke plays a professional wrestler well past his prime. "I need to thank Mickey Rourke, for opening up his heart and soul for the camera,...

2008-08-26 18:00:33

George Clooney will kick off the 2008 Venice Film Festival with his latest effort but after that independent movies will hold sway, officials said. Clooney and co-star Brad Pitt were set to walk the red carpet Wednesday in Venice to promote their new major studio film, "Burn After Reading" by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. Other than that the festival will largely concentrate on works from lesser-known or first-time directors, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. It said the only...

2008-07-25 12:10:00

Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures says it has signed Darren Aronofsky to direct and David Self to write a new installment for its Robocop franchise. Aronofsky directed The Fountain and Self penned Road to Perdition. Their new Robocop flick is expected to be released in 2010. The announcement was made Thursday by Mary Parent, chairman of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group. Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral filmmakers, and David is one of the...

2006-09-04 10:48:48

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Film collaborations between real-life partners are not always happy affairs, but Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky say it is 'so far, so good' after making "The Fountain" together. Weisz, who won an Oscar for her role in "The Constant Gardener," plays Izzi in her fiance's new film about a man in three different eras seeking to save the one he loves. Australian Hugh Jackman plays the lead in a fantasy film about love and coming to terms with...

2006-08-29 06:50:59

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Dark tales of real-life crime dominate Hollywood's star-studded assault on the Venice Film Festival this year, with U.S. directors drawing inspiration from murder mysteries of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The 11 day competition, held along the exclusive Lido beachfront across the water from Venice, kicks off on Wednesday with widely anticipated "The Black Dahlia," about two policemen assigned to investigate the brutal murder of an unknown...

2006-02-16 01:25:05

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Darren Aronofsky, writer/director of "Pi" and "Requiem for a Dream," has signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures. The deal calls for Aronofsky, his producer partner, Eric Watson, and their Protozoa Pictures to develop and produce pictures not only for Universal but also for sister companies Focus Features and Rogue Pictures. Protozoa has no projects yet at Universal, but an announcement is expected soon. Aronofsky made his name with the...

2005-12-18 19:38:10

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Watchmen," the seminal DC Comics limited series credited with redefining the superhero genre , has found a home at Warner Bros. Pictures. The project has been in development since the 1980s, with such directors as Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass on board. "The Watchmen" is one of the most critically acclaimed series in the genre, and is often is referred to as the "War and Peace" of comic books. It is a...