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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Teddy Roosevelt In Biopic Directed By Martin Scorsese
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Teddy Roosevelt

A biopic about the life of Teddy Roosevelt is in the works with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the former president and Martin Scorsese directing.

Paramount Pictures has entered into negotiations to back the project, which is currently going by the title Roosevelt. Scott Bloom will be penning the screenplay.

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Rumor: Christopher Nolan May Be Working On ‘Akira’ Live-Action Trilogy
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The live-action adaptation of Akira has been in development hell for the better part of the last few years. Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct the film at one point, with Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart set to star as the film’s leads. But the project never entered production due to budgetary disagreements. In 2013, it was reported that Collet-Serra was back to direct, but not much has been heard about him and the status of the film since then. The only major development was that Daredevil season 2 showrunner Marco Ramirez was tapped to pen the new script.

Now another major development seems to be steering the live-action Akira towards production. Hot off the news that Christopher Nolan would be directing an untitled film set for a 2017 release comes word that he is in talks to produce Akira as a live-action trilogy. More on this story below.

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‘Tron: Legacy’ Star Garrett Hedlund Officially In Talks For ‘Akira’ Lead
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Akira Kaneda

Last month it was reported that the feared live-action American remake of beloved Japanese manga and animated film Akira had been officially greenlighted, and that Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund was one of Warner Brothers top choices to star in the movie.

Now it appears that Hedlund has landed the job. According to sources—first reported by Twitch, later confirmed by Variety—that Hedlund has been offered the role, and that the two parties are now in negotiations to work out the dirty details.

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‘Akira’ Remake Gets Official Greenlight; ‘Tron’ Star Garrett Hedlund Top Choice To Star
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Akira

Back in May fans of the hit Japanese manga and animated feature film Akira were filled with joy at the news that the rumored Keanu Reeves would not be starring in the planned American remake and that director Albert Hughes had left the project, leading many to think the movie would never happen.

That joy didn’t last long, however. It was announced just a couple of months later that Warner Brothers had chipped down the budget of the remake from over $100 million down to $90 million, and that they had hired Unknown and Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra to replace Hughes. Now comes word that the studio has officially given the greenlight to a live–action American Akira remake, so this bad boy is happening for real.

Take a moment to grieve.

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Warner Brothers Chooses ‘Cloverfield’ Director Matt Reeves For New ‘Twilight Zone’ Movie
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The Twilight Zone

After a search that involved several interested candidates, Warner Brothers has chosen their director for The Twilight Zone, a fresh take on the classic Rod Serling TV series that aired from 1959 to 1964.

WB has picked Matt Reeves to direct the new movie, which will be presented as one big science fiction action story instead of the multi–story anthology format used for 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie.

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