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2009-03-19 21:40:04

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority says it has banned a TV commercial for the DVD version of the action flick, Wanted, because it glamorizes gun use. The Telegraph said the controversial spot features sexy stars Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy kissing and firing guns. We concluded the ad could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns, the newspaper quoted ASA as saying. The industry watchdog received only one complaint about the clip, The Telegraph...

2008-10-01 15:00:26

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT HIS stories have made an action star of James McAvoy, fascinated Nicolas Cage and now, with another major film deal, have helped confirm him as Scotland's most wanted storyteller in Hollywood. Mark Millar, the Scottish comic book writer, was yesterday celebrating a double success as Sony's Columbia Pictures began work on the script of his latest comic book, War Heroes, and Universal decided to turn Wanted, which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy,...

2008-09-04 12:00:19

England's Advertising Standards Authority says two posters for Angelina Jolie's new action flick "Wanted" should not be seen by children. The BBC quoted the group as saying the posters "could glamorize violence" by showing a gorgeous actress, along with guns and aspirational text. One poster reads, "Six weeks ago I was just like you ... and then I met her ... and my world was changed forever." Universal Pictures argued Jolie and her co-star James McAvoy appear in stylized poses reminiscent...

2008-08-21 00:00:31

Home News IN BRIEF *The Scottish actor James McAvoy is in talks to be the voice of a gnome in an animated spoof of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set to music by Elton John. Juliet will be voiced by Emily Blunt, after Kate Winslet pulled out. Sir Elton's Rocket Pictures has signed a deal with Miramax to collaborate on the film. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-20 15:00:45

Actors James McAvoy and Emily Blunt are in negotiations to head the voice cast of Elton John's "Gnomeo and Juliet" U.S. animated film, sources say. The animated Shakespeare adaptation from Miramax and Elton John's Rocket Pictures will also likely feature many of the British rocker's well-known songs and possibly some new tracks, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Reporter said McAvoy ("Atonement") and Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") would play garden...

2008-08-18 12:00:34

Premiere. When 13-yearold Briony learns of a burgeoning relationship between her older sister and the servant's son, the jealous youngster decides to accuse the lad of a crime he did not commit, unaware her actions will have tragic repercussions. Joe Wright's acclaimed romantic epic is based on Ian McEwan's bestselling novel. Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star. (c) 2008 Evening Gazette - Middlesbrough. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-03 00:00:17

By Guy Adams As the film industry hits hard times, producers are hiring our actors to fill roles that used to go to $20m-a-movie US stars. Guy Adams reports from Los Angeles Like many a careful shopper, Hollywood's cash-strapped casting agents are discovering that the best way to ease spending in these times of economic difficulty is to follow an old housewife's trick: buy British. The film industry, weary of paying $20m (10m) salaries to Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman and their A-list...

2008-08-01 15:00:34

By Gary Flockhart MINUTES into the interview with leading Hollywood producer Mark Platt, the man who guided Dances With Wolves, Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia and Sleepless In Seattle to Oscar-winning glory gives away a little secret. Though previously unconfirmed, Scots actor James McAvoy, who played Wesley Gibson in the comicbook movie adaptation of the Platt- produced Wanted alongside Angelina Jolie, will indeed be asked to reprise his role in the sequel. Reluctantly at first,...

2008-07-20 18:00:23

HEART-THROB James McAvoy will pick up pounds 12million to star in two sequels to this summer's blockbuster film Wanted. Hollywood bosses have given the go-ahead to the action thrillers in which Scot McAvoy, 29, plays office nerd-turned-assassin Wesley Gibson. A studio insider said: "It'll be the biggest payday of his career. There's no way they could do the sequels without him." Angelina Jolie will also feature in the sequels, reprising her role as hit-woman The Fox. (c) 2008 Sunday...

2008-07-05 12:00:16

By ROBERT BENZIKER Wanted, superhero violence, rated R, Regal Stadium 14, 426-6296, 2 chiles Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is mired in a mind-numbing cubicle job, slaving away under the doughnut-tainted breath of an obnoxious boss. His rotten girlfriend is sleeping with his mooching best friend, and he doesn't have the guts to break it off with the former and stand up to the latter. He has nothing going for him and no future. And then, as if he were a young Cambodian refugee,...

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