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VarietyOscar Isaac continues to build on an already busy slate as the "Inside Llewyn Davis" star is in negotiations to star in "Two Faces of January" opposite Viggo Mortensen. Isaac will reteam with "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini, who adapted the script and will...
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Kirsten Dunst joins 'Two Faces of 'January': Studiocanal, Working Title team to produce thriller from 'Drive' scribeVarietyMADRID -- Two of Europe's primo production players, Studiocanal and Working Title, are teaming to produce thriller "Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini. Kirsten Dunst has joined Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac ("...
VarietyPARIS -- French group TF1 has bagged an eclectic mix of four English-language indie projects for Gallic distribution from Cannes. Under new managing director Daniel Preljocaj's leadership, TF1 snatched John Crowley's romantic drama "Carol" with Cate...
Jacket CopyThough the publishing business slows down on Fridays, interesting book news does not. Guernica has a previously unpublished interview with Carlos Fuentes, who died May 15 at age 83, conducted in 2008. "I am a writer," he says. "I spend......
VarietyCate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are to star in "Carol," an adaptation of best-selling author Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt." The pic will be directed by John Crowley ("Intermission," "Boy A"). Phyllis Nagy ("Mrs. Harris") pens the adaptation...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesGuilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth,"...
Literary editorThe headline blares: "Elderly Chicago woman found dead, mutilated." Four fingers of her right hand had been severed. The prime suspect? The slain woman's best friend, Dr. Jennifer White, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who is also her neighbor on...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other...
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24 FramesViggo Mortensen, star of "A Dangerous Method," has obsessive work habits, says director and collaborator David Cronenberg....
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Tamim Ansary: The author of "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" will discuss and sign his new book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free...
The Daily MirrorOut of curiosity, I picked up this paperback for 50 cents at the Southern California Library’s book sale because the 1947 movie based on Dorothy B. Hughes’ novel is often mentioned as a classic film noir, and of course it’s......
Jacket CopyA list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
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