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Sony Pictures unable to cut deal with David Fincher to direct Jobs biopic

Los Angeles, Apr 16 (EFE).- Sony Pictures was unable to reach a deal with David Fincher to direct the movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's life, The Hollywood Reporter said. The two sides could not reach an agreement because of Fincher's "aggressive demands for compensation and control," the entertainment publication said, citing sources. Sony Pictures wanted to team Fincher up again with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

Sony Pictures unable to cut deal with David Fincher to direct Jobs biopic

Los Angeles, Apr 16 (EFE).- Sony Pictures was unable to reach a deal with David Fincher to direct the movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's life, The Hollywood Reporter said. The two sides could not reach an agreement because of Fincher's "aggressive demands for compensation and control," the entertainment publication said, citing sources. Sony Pictures wanted to team Fincher up again with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

US actor Michael Douglas fronts disarmament initiative

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas urged young people to use social media to push for arms control on Tuesday, as he launched a United Nations educational booklet on proliferation aimed at school and college students. The book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do" offers a list of ways grass-roots activists can get involved in arms control efforts, such as organizing film screenings and discussion groups, or mounting a campaign via Twitter.

US actor Michael Douglas fronts disarmament initiative

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas urged young people to use social media to push for arms control on Tuesday, as he launched a United Nations educational booklet on proliferation aimed at school and college students. The book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do" offers a list of ways grass-roots activists can get involved in arms control efforts, such as organizing film screenings and discussion groups, or mounting a campaign via Twitter.

'Hunger Games' wins big at MTV Movie Awards

The second installment of "The Hunger Games" saga dominated the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, with a best-film trophy and best actor awards for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. Hutcherson accepted the movie of the year trophy on behalf of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" while paying tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in February and played the role Plutarch Heavensbee in the dystopian film series. "I know that if Phillip were here, he would really think that this is very cool," Hutcherson said.

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' sweeps MTV Movie Awards

By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. The second installment of the hugely popular "Hunger Games" books beat out this year's Oscar best picture winner "12 Years a Slave" in online voting that continued through much of the show.

Factbox: Winners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

(Reuters) - The MTV Movie Awards are decided by fans in online voting. The following are the winners at Sunday's ceremony: MOVIE OF THE YEAR "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Josh Hutcherson for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Jennifer Lawrence for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Will Poulter for "We're the Millers"

Javier Bardem to work with Sean Penn again in "The Last Face"

Los Angeles, Apr 11 (EFE).- Javier Bardem will join the cast of "The Last Face," the latest film to be directed by Sean Penn, with whom the Spanish actor recently collaborated in the shoot of "The Gunman." According to the Hollywood blog Deadline, "The Last Face" will include in the cast Bardem, South African actress Charlize Theron - Penn's current romantic interest - and France's Adele Exarchopoulos, star of "Blue is the Warmest Color." The film will be shot in Africa and is on the point of getting the green light from the River Road production company.

Mickey Rooney's wife, estate tussle over actor's remains

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of actor Mickey Rooney and his estate are locked in a legal tussle over the remains of the late Hollywood movie star, who left an estate of only $18,000, according to court documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Steele will decide at a hearing on Friday whether Rooney's remains will be released from an area mortuary to his wife, Janice Rooney, or to his conservator.

A Minute With: Billy Bob Thornton on recasting himself for TV

By Eric Kelsey WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Billy Bob Thornton, the actor of dark, psychological films such as "Sling Blade" and "A Simple Plan," takes a turn on the small screen as a laconic hit man in a TV adaptation of 1996 Oscar-winning black comedy "Fargo."
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