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Elvis Biopic Production Resuming, Says Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann has confirmed that production is set to restart on his Elvis Presley biopic.The 57-year-old director has revealed that work on the movie will resume in Queensland, Australia, on September 23. Production had been...

Tom Hanks Eager To Resume Filming Elvis Presley Biopic In Australia

Tom Hanks is hoping he'll be allowed to jet out to Australia to resume filming the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic later this year.The 63-year-old Hollywood star and his wife Rita Wilson, also 63, fell ill...

Tom Hanks' Gift For Bullied Boy

Tom Hanks has sent a typewriter to a boy who has been bullied because he's called Corona.The 'Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' actor wrote a kind note to eight-year-old Corona De Vries after the young...

Tom Hanks' Blood Will Be Used To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's blood will be used by medical researchers who are developing a vaccine for coronavirus after they won their battle with the illness.The married couple were among the first high-profile individuals...

'Moulin Rouge!' Is Finally Set To Hit The Stage For Real

Finally, Baz Luhrmann's vibrant musical romance 'Moulin Rouge!' is set to hit the stage for the first time. It's been a long time coming - the film came out in 2001 - but it's finally...

A Sneak Peek At Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series 'The Get Down'

Ahead of the premiere of ‘The Get Down’ exclusively on Netflix on Friday (August 12th), we take a short look at the new mini-series that promises to offer a snapshot into the lives of early...

Busker Cast In Baz Luhrmann Tv Show

The director was shown film footage of Tremaine Brown, Jr. - known as T. J. Brown - performing at a station in The Bronx and knew immediately that he wanted him for his...

Grandmaster Flash Serving As Executive Producer On Baz Luhrmann's New Musical Drama

The Message hitmaker will be contributing to the period drama about a group of talented teenagers from the South Bronx, New York, and Luhrmann insists it's a huge coup. He says, "I...

Baz Luhrmann Casts Newcomer In New Series

The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will play Mylene Cruz in the musical drama about a group of cunning teenagers from the South Bronx. Luhrmann says, “So many really talented actors were seen to play...

First Look At The Talented Main Cast Of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series 'The Get Down' [Picture]

From the man who brought colour to Paris, Australia and fair Verona comes 'The Get Down'; a Netflix Original Series created by Baz Luhrmann which illustrates the lives of four teenagers living in the Bronx...

Baz Luhrmann To Launch Record Label

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has signed a new deal with Rca Records to create his own custom music label.The Moulin Rouge! director will utilise the new partnership to release music from his film, Tv and theatre...

Baz Luhrmann's Musical Drama Heading To Netflix

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is heading to Tv with a new musical drama called The Get Down.The Australian director is bringing his talents to the small screen by creating the period drama for web streaming service...

Diddy Outbid For Picasso Painting

Diddy was disappointed after being outbid on a $1.2 million Pablo Picasso painting.The 45-year-old mogul, who has an estimated fortune of $700 million, reportedly made ''a beeline'' for a 1918 fresco titled 'Venus,' which features...

Baz Luhrmann Praises The Great Gatsby Costumes

Baz Luhrmann says wardrobe design was central to the success of 'The Great Gatsby'. The 52-year-old director has confessed that if the costumes hadn't been right in his film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel...

Baz Luhrmann To Direct Kung Fu?

Baz Luhrmann could be set to direct 'Kung Fu'. The 'Great Gatsby' director is reportedly in negotiations to take on the big screen adaptation of the 70s action-adventure western TV series, which is being produced...

Stars Support Baz Luhrmann At Strictly Ballroom Premiere

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby star Joel Edgerton and pop singer Kylie Minogue were among the famous faces who supported the director at the world premiere of his Strictly Ballroom stage show.The moviemaker has transformed...

Oscar-winner Catherine Martin Gushes About Costume

Oscar-winner Catherine Martin says clothing aids the ''visual medium'' of storytelling. The 49-year-old designer won an Academy Awards for Best Costume Design for 'The Great Gatsby' - which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in her husband Baz...

Baz Luhrmann Partners With Sia, Diane Warren And David Foster For Stage Show

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has enlisted the talents of Diane Warren, David Foster and Sia for his Australian stage show Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.The Great Gatsby director is producing a musical adaptation of his 1992 film...

Leonardo Dicaprio Put Off By Earlier Great Gatsby Film

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'.The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but admits he was...

So, Why Did Leonardo Dicaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?

Leonardo DiCaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister...

Emeli Sande: It Was 'Daunting' Working For Jay-z

Emeli Sande found it ''daunting'' working for Jay-Z.The 26-year-old singer songwriter admits she felt a tremendous amount of pressure when working with the music mogul for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' as...

Baz Luhrmann Supports Lindsay Lohan

Baz Luhrmann is praying for Lindsay Lohan.The 'Great Gatsby' director thinks the 26-year-old actress, who is currently in the midst of a 90 day court-ordered stint in rehab after pleading no contest to lying to...

Carey Mulligan Dreamed Of Acting With Leonardo Dicaprio

Carey Mulligan always wanted to act alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.The 27-year-old actress and Hollywood actor portray Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrman's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel and Carey admits rather...

Screw The Reviews, F Scott Fitzgerald's Granddaughter "Loves" Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Stuff what the critics are saying, if you’re pleasing the granddaughter of the person who wrote the original novel then your film’s a-ok. That’s what Baz Luhrmann will be clinging on to (well, that and...

Baz Luhrmann's 50 Shades Of Pink

Baz Luhrmann wore Jay Gatsby's suits as preparation for 'The Great Gatsby'.The director was keen to embody the character before taking on the latest big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel in order to get...

Carey Mulligan Not A Beautiful Character?

Carey Mulligan never aimed to play ''beautiful'' characters.The 27-year-old portrays Daisy Buchanan in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' and found herself in awe of the stunning costumes.She said: ''I've never...

A Week In Movies: Fast And Furious 6 Fires Off In London, Jackman Talks Wolverine And Baz Luhrmann's Spectacular Great Gatsby Hits Screens

The big cinematic event this week was the world premiere in London of Fast & Furious 6, which brought the film's stars out on the red carpet. With the city in the background, Vin Diesel,...

It Seems Women Could Rescue Baz Luhrmann’S ‘The Great Gatsby’

This wasn’t in the script. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. With a huge budget,...

Is 'The Great Gatsby' A Triumph Or The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year So Far?

The Great Gatsby is often lauded as being one of the greatest stories told in modern times and one that has been incorporated by Hollywood studios to ensure bums on seats time after time, but...

Tobey Maguire 'Got Excited' About Playing Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway [Video]

Tobey Maguire says he was genuinely excited about playing Nick Carraway in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, despite the intense pressure. "I was thrilled. It's certainly one of the great iconic American novels. I don't...

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