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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes After Plagiarizing Artist Daniel Clowes For His New Short Film

UPDATED: The similarities between LaBeouf's HowardCantour.com and Clowes' Justin M. Damiano are astounding. "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation," tweeted LaBeouf.<p>Shia LaBeouf posted his new short film</i> …

THE 10 MOST STRIKING IMAGES FROM THE WACHOWSKIS' 'JUPITER ASCENDING'

The Wachowskis are giving us something to talk about with their new trailer for 'Jupiter Ascending.' We picked the 10 most visually stimulating …

Movies

Why 'Dallas Buyers Club' Took 20 Years to Hit the Big Screen

The screenwriters talk with TheWrap about their long fight to get the story about an AIDS-stricken pill impresario produced — despite the interest of …

Matthew McConaughey

Why Steve Coogan Told 'Philomena' Director Stephen Frears to Keep an Eye on Him

The actor spoke with TheWrap about his drive to write a dramatic film that was also funny<p><i>This story originally appeared in OscarWrap: …

Steve Coogan

5 Ways to Write an Awards Contender

There’s no blueprint for how to get it right — just ask the men behind “Rush,” “Nebraska,” “12 Years a Slave,” “All Is Lost,” and “The Secret Life of …

Alexander Payne

Alfonso Cuarón: There's more to Gravity than 'Look Mum, no hands’

As his space thriller, Gravity, receives four Golden Globe nominations, the Mexican director tells Robbie Collin about the endless obstacles he faced making it<p><b>Gravity</b> hasn’t quite caught up with Alfonso Cuarón yet. The Mexican filmmaker is sitting on a sofa in a hotel in central London, eyes wide, …

Jennifer Lawrence interview: 'I feel normal, so I expect to be treated normally'

How did Hollywood's most understated actress transform into a mouthy ditz for her latest role? The Golden Globe-nominated star of American Hustle talks to John Hiscock<p><b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> arrives flushed and breathless at the penthouse suite of a New York hotel. “I’ve just met U2 and Bono out in the …

David O. Russell

Directors on Their Teams: Alexander Payne on ‘Nebraska’

Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” has been racking up awards and nominations in the past two weeks, which is a long-delayed payoff for his work. The …

Jonathan Stokes To Script Harlan Coben’s ‘Six Years’ For Paramount, Hugh Jackman

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Paramount Pictures has set Jonathan W. Stokes to adapt <i>Six Years</i>, the Harlan Coben novel that was bought by the studio early this year as a …

‘Prisoners’ Roundtable: Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo on ‘Acting from the Ass’

“Anything goes!” declared Melissa Leo on a recent morning, after she confessed that she had just taken a red-eye flight to join her “Prisoners” cast …

Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio (“Argo”), Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Diablo Cody …

Don’t Expect a New Indiana Jones Movie for at Least Two to Three Years

A week after announcing that it’s purchased the marketing and distribution rights to future “Indiana Jones” movies from Paramount, Disney says it …

Dealmakers: Disney’s Alan Horn, Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem Discuss Future of Entertainment

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem may work in different parts of the entertainment business, but the veteran …

Martin Scorsese – ‘I Miss The Time When I Had The Desire to Experiment’

On the last day of the 13th Marrakech film festival, jury prexy Martin Scorsese visited Morocco’s leading film school, ESAV, whose installations he …

Steve Carell: 'It's refreshing when the only agenda is to make people laugh'

The US comedian on his new movie, Anchorman 2, meeting One Direction and being funny by playing it straight<p><b>Last week saw the London premiere of your new movie</b> <b>Anchorman 2</b><b>. Was it a big night on the</b> <b>Ron Burgundy "Great Odin's Raven" whisky</b><b>?</b><br>Not for me. A few nights ago we did a meet and greet with fans …

Christian Bale: pressure as a child formed 'love/hate' relationship with acting

The American Hustle star says pressure to keep acting after breakout role in Empire of the Sun, led to him developing a black-and-white attitude to his 'vanity-fuelled profession'<p>• News: Bale to Affleck: Don't pee in the Batsuit • Review: American Hustle<p>Christian Bale has revealed he developed a …

Sony Hires Superstar Writers to Expand 'Spider-Man' Universe

The studio has tapped Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard with "Venom" and "Sinister Six" movies in the works.<p>Sony …

Colin Farrell on 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Getting Fired From a Bank Job, and the Power of Imagination

Kevin Winter/Getty Images<p>In the Disney film "Saving Mr. Banks," Colin Farrell plays the inspiration for the title character. He portrays the alcoholic real-life father of Mary Poppins creator, P.L. Travers, played as a young girl by newcomer Annie Rose Buckley and as a deeply damaged adult by Emma …

Neil LaBute Returns to Original, Feature-Length Films With 'Some Velvet Morning'

The writer-director talked to The Hollywood Reporter about why he felt this was the right project to turn into a movie and how he feels about its …

The Films Of The Coen Brothers: A Retrospective

Are <b>Joel & Ethan Coen</b> the best American filmmakers of their generation? It’s probably a silly question to pose, but we’ll be damned if we can think of …

Emmylou Harris

Paul Greengrass Explains Why He’ll Never Make Another ‘Bourne’ Film (For The Umpteenth Time)

Paul Greengrass Explains Why He'll Never Make Another 'Bourne' Film (For The Umpteenth Time)<p>You hold out hope because, well, that’s what you do (and …

Film Industry

Watch Joaquin Phoenix Break Up with Jimmy Fallon

How good an actor is Joaquin Phoenix? He plays a touchingly heart-broken, love-lorn ordinary guy<br>in Spike Jonze’ <i>Her</i>, yet we all<br>suspect his real …

Jimmy Fallon

Nicolas Winding Refn Opens Up About His Failures: ‘I’ve come to realize I’m probably not the world’s greatest filmmaker’

Nicolas Winding Refn Opens Up About His Failures: 'I've come to realize I'm probably not the world's greatest filmmaker'<p>This year has been a …

Sherlock Holmes

Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens Friday with little doubt it will bring<p>Warner Bros.<p>a hoard of gold, just as the first movie in the series did and as the final installment of the trilogy is bound to do when it is released a year from now. And, as was the case with the three “Lord of the …

Movies

Woody Allen on Blue Jasmine: 'You see tantrums in adults all the time'

Woody Allen is back with a shock masterpiece that brings Greek tragedy to the story of a self-destructive socialite played by Cate Blanchett. He talks about rage, tolerance and some men's misgivings about feminism<p>Woody Allen does not look like a samurai. He looks, at 77, like a Woody Allen action …

Directors on that make-or-break scene

A hot script, sent to the Hollywood back burner

Hollywood can be a place of short-lived ambition. Audiences crave a sequel or reprise until they see the sequel or reprise. (<p>"Arrested Development,"anyone?) Studios want a hot script until someone else gets that hot script, then they never wanted it in the first place.<p>About five years ago, shortly …

Golden Globes

With 'American Hustle,' David O. Russell closes a chapter

Film trilogies these days tend to be epic, "Hobbit"-like affairs, the mythology of one film quite literally picked up and furthered in the next, and often in a world not exactly resembling our own.<p>But trilogies also sometimes come in more subtle flavors, as in the case of David O Russell, whose new …

David O. Russell

Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien

The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for<p>James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on.<p>So naturally, when online award spots started appearing, promoting …

James Franco