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'Fight Club' sequel will be a comic book, Chuck Palahniuk says

'Fight Club' sequel will be a comic book, Chuck Palahniuk says

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22 (UPI) --"Fight Club 2" will be published as a comic book series, and focuses on the unnamed narrator's relationship with his and wife Marla Singer's son, Junior.
Annie Martin
'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) --David Fincher's big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl" is to open the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced.
Karen Butler
'Blurred Lines' vixen Emily Ratajkowski was handpicked by Ben Affleck for 'Gone Girl'

'Blurred Lines' vixen Emily Ratajkowski was handpicked by Ben Affleck for 'Gone Girl'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Ben Affleck handpicked "Blurred Lines" video vixen Emily Ratajkowski to play his mistress in "Gone Girl" because he thought she was "incredibly divisive."
Annie Martin
Robin Wright nearly turned down 'House of Cards' part

Robin Wright nearly turned down 'House of Cards' part

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) --Robin Wright said she was convinced to take "House of Cards" role when director David Fincher promised to let her help create character.
Danielle Haynes
Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle are being eyed to respectively star and direct in an upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned film about Steve Jobs' life.
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Here's the first trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

Here's the first trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck plays a man whose wife has disappeared.
Kate Stanton
David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures will consider David Fincher to serve as director for their new film about Steve Jobs.
Annie Martin
Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Stephen Frears, David Mamet and Nelson McCormick were nominated Thursday for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries.
Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry join 'Gone Girl' ensemble

Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry join 'Gone Girl' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon have landed roles in Hollywood's film adaptation of the novel "Gone Girl," TheWrap.com reported.
Sacha Baron Cohen won't play Freddie Mercury as planned

Sacha Baron Cohen won't play Freddie Mercury as planned

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out of the forthcoming Freddie Mercury bio-picture because of creative differences, Deadline.com reported.
Netflix to stream Spacey, Wright series

Netflix to stream Spacey, Wright series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Netflix says its Washington-set political drama "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will begin streaming online Feb. 1.
Andrew Garfield, star of new 'Spider-Man' flick, is Tony nominee

Andrew Garfield, star of new 'Spider-Man' flick, is Tony nominee

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- British actor Andrew Garfield says he approached his role as the titular web-slinger in the upcoming movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" much the same way he did the character of Biff in the recent Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
How Mara became 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

How Mara became 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- American actress Rooney Mara says she was given a list of challenging things she would have to do to play Lisbeth Salander before she even auditioned for the role in director David Fincher's English-language version of the Swedish-set mystery "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
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Reeves produces film about filmmaking

Reeves produces film about filmmaking

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Tribeca Film says it has acquired North American distribution rights to "Side by Side," a documentary produced and presented by actor Keanu Reeves.
Scorsese, Allen up for DGA Award

Scorsese, Allen up for DGA Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Woody Allen, David Fincher, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese are up for the Directors Guild of America's top film prize.
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David Fincher arrives on the red carpet during the 25th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 13, 2011. UPI/David Silpa
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David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director. Known for his dark and stylish thrillers, such as Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007), Fincher received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and his 2010 film The Social Network, which also won him the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for Best Director.

Fincher was born on August 28, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Claire Mae (née Boettcher), a mental health nurse who worked in drug addiction programs, and Howard Kelly Fincher, who worked as a bureau chief for Life under the name Jack Fincher. When Fincher was two years old, the family moved to San Anselmo in Marin County, California. Fincher moved to Ashland, Oregon in his teens, where he graduated from Ashland High School. Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fincher began making movies at age eight with an 8 mm camera. Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for John Korty’s Korty Films. He was later hired by Industrial Light & Magic in 1980, where he worked on productions for Twice Upon a Time, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In 1984, he left ILM to direct a commercial for the American Cancer Society, that would show a fetus smoking a cigarette. This quickly brought Fincher to the attention of producers in Los Angeles and he was given the chance to direct the documentary The Beat of the Live Drum featuring Rick Springfield in 1985. Though he would continue to direct spots for companies like Revlon, Converse, Nike, Pepsi, Sony, and Levi's, Fincher soon discovered music videos and went on to direct many promos.

Set on a directing career, Fincher joined video-production company Propaganda Films and started off directing music videos and commercials. Like Fincher, other directors such as Meiert Avis, David Kellogg, Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Neil LaBute, Spike Jonze, Mark Romanek, Michel Gondry, Paul Rachman, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski, and Alex Proyas honed their talents at Propaganda Films before moving on to feature films.

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