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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A woman was killed and seven other people injured by a train on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman bio-picture "Midnight Rider," the Hollywood Reporter said.
William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in bio-picture

William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- William Hurt will play singer and musician Gregg Allman in director Randall Miller's bio-picture "Midnight Rider," the Hollywood Reporter said.
'Winter's Tale' to open in North America in February

'Winter's Tale' to open in North America in February

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it has set a February North America release date for "Winter's Tale," the directorial debut of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- The miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde," starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the American crime duo, is to be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E.
Diane Kruger to play police detective with Asperger's in new FX series 'The Bridge'

Diane Kruger to play police detective with Asperger's in new FX series 'The Bridge'

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- German-born actress Diane Kruger says she has signed on to star in "The Bridge," a new FX crime drama set on the Mexican-American border.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Author Stephenie Meyer talks about work after 'Twilight'

Author Stephenie Meyer talks about work after 'Twilight'

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- American author Stephenie Meyer says penning her book "The Host" was a freeing experience after her "Twilight" vampire novels became first a literary phenomenon, then a series of blockbuster movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Hurt, Hawke star in 'Moby Dick' mini

Hurt, Hawke star in 'Moby Dick' mini

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Encore said the first original program it will air will be the miniseries "Moby Dick," starring Ethan Hawke and William Hurt.
'Robin Hood' to screen at Cannes film fest

'Robin Hood' to screen at Cannes film fest

CANNES, France, March 26 (UPI) -- "Robin Hood," director Ridley Scott's retelling of the classic adventure tale, will screen at the opening of France's 63rd Festival de Cannes, organizers said.
Fiennes to direct Butler in 'Coriolanus'

Fiennes to direct Butler in 'Coriolanus'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes is set to make his big-screen directorial debut with a film adaptation of "Coriolanus" starring Gerard Butler.
Huston to play King Richard in Hood film

Huston to play King Richard in Hood film

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- Danny Huston has agreed to play Richard the Lionheart in the big-screen Robin Hood adventure Ridley Scott is shooting in England, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor William Hurt has issued an apology in response to abuse claims his ex-girlfriend Marlee Matlin made against him this week.
Hurt takes role in Robin Hood flick

Hurt takes role in Robin Hood flick

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor William Hurt has been cast in director Ridley Scott's upcoming movie version of the Robin Hood tale, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
'Footloose,' 'Airplane!' casts to reunite

'Footloose,' 'Airplane!' casts to reunite

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The casts of the classic 1980s movies "The Big Chill," "Footloose" and "Airplane!" are scheduled to reunite on the "Today" show in New York, NBC said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
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'Hulk' trailer to debut on 7 networks

'Hulk' trailer to debut on 7 networks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- The first teaser trailer for the action flick "The Incredible Hulk" is to debut simultaneously on seven U.S. TV networks, Universal Pictures said Friday.

William Hurt joins growing cast of 'Hulk'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor William Hurt has signed onto the cast of the film "The Incredible Hulk," marking the most recent recognizable name to join the Hollywood production.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
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Sigourney Weaver to join 'Vantage Point'

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Sigourney Weaver is currently in negotiations to join the cast of the new Columbia Pictures thriller "Vantage Point."

Sean Penn working on 'Into the Wild'

HOLLYWOOD, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Writer and director Sean Penn continues to draw a stellar cast to the Paramount Vantage film "Into the Wild."

Whitaker adds 'Vantage Point' to his slate

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Actor Forest Whitaker is joining Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox and William Hurt in the Columbia Pictures' thriller, "Vantage Point."

Stars line up for Hemingway audio books

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- William Hurt and Donald Sutherland are among the stars lined up to read the works of Ernest Hemingway for New York-based Simon & Schuster Audio.

More film deals on Dane Cook's menu

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now with two major deals set up this week alone.
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