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Mireille Enos was drawn to the family at the center of 'World War Z'

Mireille Enos was drawn to the family at the center of 'World War Z'

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Mireille Enos says she was eager to star in the zombie-apocalypse movie "World War Z" because it is an intelligent action flick that never loses sight of the humans at the center of its story.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' earned $500M at the global box office

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' earned $500M at the global box office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse film "World War Z" has passed the $500 million worldwide gross milestone.
Report: Pitt not talking to director

Report: Pitt not talking to director

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Brad Pitt isn't talking to his "World War Z" director Marc Forster, sources on the set of the zombie movie told New York magazine.
Butler, Monaghan to star in 'Preacher'

Butler, Monaghan to star in 'Preacher'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the fact-based action drama "Machine Gun Preacher."
Filming on 'Bond 22' underway in U.K.

Filming on 'Bond 22' underway in U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Production on the next adventure in the 007 film franchise, which has the working title of "Bond 22," has begun at Pinewood Studios in London.

Celebs take part in 'Kite Runner' auction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Authentic Afghan kites, each with a tail autographed by a different U.S. celebrity, will be sold on eBay to raise money for the Afghanistan Relief Organization.

'Kite Runner' release date postponed

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Paramount Vantage has delayed the release of its film "The Kite Runner" for fear it could exacerbate tensions in Afghanistan, The New York Times said.

Career achievement honor for actor Hoffman

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Chicago International Film Festival is honoring actor Dustin Hoffman with a career achievement award at this year's event in October.

Marc Forster to direct 'The Kite Runner'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Director Marc Forster is taking the helm of the DreamWorks Pictures' screen adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner."

Dustin Hoffman signs up for 'Fiction'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Dustin Hoffman will re-team with "Finding Neverland" director Marc Forster for the comedy "Stranger Than Fiction," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Analysis: 'Aviator' flight path to Oscar?

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- With a field-leading 11 Oscar nominations and a Producers Guild of America best picture prize safely in hand, "The Aviator" -- Martin Scorsese's biography of Ho
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Aviator,' 'Eternal Sunshine' up for BAFTA

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with "The Aviator" leading the charge with 14 nominations.

Analysis: Golden Globes set Oscars table

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Another major piece of this year's Oscar puzzle will fit into place Sunday, with the handing out of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Clint Eastwood among DGA nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Director Guild of America named Clint Eastwood and Marc Forster among nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2004.

Analysis: Globes and biopics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a fictional account of a premarital road trip, took the most nominations with seven, but the announcement of this year's Golden Globe Award nominees
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Ferrell in 'Stranger' comedy

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell is in talks to star in the comedy "Stranger Than Fiction" for "Monster's Ball" director Marc Forster, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Video of the Week: 'Monster's Ball'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- The Academy Award-winning art-house film "Monster's Ball" has a wonderfully self-parodying premise: Racist prison guard Billy Bob Thornton learns to appreciate black people by sleeping with Halle Berry!
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Hollywood Digest

HONORS FOR GEORGE CARLIN
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood digest

NBC KNOWS WHEN TO 'SAY WHEN'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: 'Monster's Ball'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- When taking your kids to the movies this weekend, try not to confuse "Monster's Ball" with "Monsters, Inc."
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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