Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson has passed away at the age of 87.
Pierson is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays “Cool Hand Luke,” “Cat Ballou” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” the latter of which won him the gold in 1976. The Hollywood staple also served as President of the Writers Guild of America, from 1981-1983 and again from 1993-1995. More recently, he was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts… Continue reading Frank Pierson Dead: 'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter Dies At 87
Do Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens equal Kate Winslet? In the case of “Frank or Francis,” perhaps! While Winslet’s rumored involvement in the Charlie Kaufman-directed musical comedy (!) may be on shaky ground (speculated Variety reporter Jeff Sneider on Twitter: “Don’t think she’s in”), it appears that both Banks and Reubens will join the already impressive cast roster of Steve Carell, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black, Kevin Kline and Catherine Keener… Continue reading 'Frank Or Francis': Elizabeth Banks, Paul Reubens Join Charlie Kaufman's Latest
Sean Combs — better known as either P. Diddy, Diddy, Puff Daddy or Puffy — has been in love with Rat Pack-style culture for nearly a decade. “I was watching ‘Ocean’s 11′ and I just couldn’t relate to it,” Diddy told the New York Daily News back in 2005 about the George Clooney-fronted remake. “You have all these black icons, Chris Rock or Chris Tucker in comedy… Continue reading Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Aaron Paul and Frank Vincent Channel the Rat Pack for Ciroc Vodka Ad
For years, Frank Oz has been the voice (and hands) of Miss Piggy, but when he got the script for the new ‘Muppets’ film, he turned it down. “I wasn’t happy with the script. I don’t think they respected the characters,” he tells the British site Metro. “But I don’t want to go on about it like a sourpuss and hurt the movie.” Oz might remain… Continue reading Frank Oz and Other Muppeteers Not Happy With 'The Muppets'?