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Roger Ebert: 2011 Memoir to become Documentary

Friday, September 7th, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Oscar-winner director Martin Scorsese is partnering with “Schindler’s List” screenwriter Steven Zaillian to produce a documentary about famed Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.

Ebert announced the documentary Friday on his Twitter account. The film will be based on Ebert’s 2011 memoir “Life Itself.” Steve James, who directed the critically acclaimed documentaries “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters,” will direct the Ebert project.

Photo Credit: Fred Thornhill/Reuters

Ebert’s memoir details the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic’s early years, his time with television co-host Gene Siskel and his battles with cancer. Cancer surgery left Ebert unable to speak in 2006.

James says Ebert’s story is “one of great personal struggle and triumph.”

Ebert says he “couldn’t be happier” and never thought of his book as a film.

New Twist to Twilight: You will Laugh

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

First Look: ‘Jack Ryan’

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

First look at Kevin Costner (far right) as a legendary CIA Field Agent with Chris Pine (center) in JACK RYAN, from Paramount Pictures, currently shooting in downtown Manhattan. The Prequel will be out Christmas Day 2013. Photo credit: David Lee



Chris Pine plays the young Jack Ryan, cruising the downtown streets of Manhattan for JACK RYAN.                                  Photo credit: David Lee

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Sean Penn’s Latest: This Must be the Place

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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