EXCLUSIVE : Robert De Niro is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Warner Bros’ Joker origins movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. Todd Phillips is directing and co-wrote the backstory tale of Batman's archnemesis, which is described as a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale of a man disregarded by society who becomes the ultimate supervillain. These talks have been going on for weeks, but a deal is near and they have finally worked out the financials. As…
Robert De Niro is still owed his $1 million fee from The Weinstein Company for starring in Silver Linings Playbook, according to reports.
The makers of the forthcoming Joker prequel movie, which will likely star Joaquin Phoenix, are eyeing Robert De Niro for a key role, according to reports.
Robert De Niro can't seem to stand in front of a microphone without delivering a volley of abuse at Donald Trump these days, but last night the actor surpassed even himself.
Producer Gaston Pavlovich says the budget could even get higher because of the demanding VFX work required to make Robert De Niro appear 30 years younger.
- Why is Keanu Reeves at Parliament? Speaking on Bret Easton Ellis’s podcast, she was asked about the decline of De Niro. In a meandering question, Ellis proffered: “I’m constantly asked by people ‘What happened to de Niro?’ I don’t know what to say to them.
Michael Mann’s seminal crime thriller ‘Heat’ is getting a prequel. Mann, the writer-director of the 1995 “cops versus robbers” classic, has just signed a deal to create a new literary imprint for books based on his work, called Michael Mann Books, and a prequel to ‘Heat’ is at the top of their agenda. The ‘Heat’ prequel is said to explore the “formative years” of Al Pacino’s detective Vincent Hanna and Robert De Niro’s bank robber Neil McCauley and will feature other characters that appeared in the 1995 film including Val Kilmer’s Chris Shiherlis and Jon Voight’s Nate.
Woody Allen has always been slightly frustrated that ‘Annie Hall’ is called the greatest romcom of all-time, mostly because his original concept wasn’t a romcom at all. Editor Ralph Rosenblum has said that the original footage was non-dramatic and too disparate, despite being hilarious and sophisticated. In the end, Allen was convinced that the relationship with Annie (Diane Keaton) was the heart of the movie and while some meta stuff remains (fourth wall-breaking, the subtitles, Marshall McLuhan), the simplified, dare we say more romantic version, has rightly taken its place in comedy history.