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Hollywood Friday: It's 'Spotlight' vs 'Pride+Prejudice+Zombies' this week

Movies | | February 18, 2016, 5:44 pm
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'Spotlight' is a  biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer.

'Spotlight' is a biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer.

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The film follows The Boston Globe's

The film follows The Boston Globe's

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It is based on a series of stories by the real Spotlight Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

It is based on a series of stories by the real Spotlight Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

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The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup.  It won numerous guilds and critics' association awards, and was named one of the finest films of 2015 by various publications. It is nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor (Ruffalo), Best Supporting Actress (McAdams), Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.

The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup. It won numerous guilds and critics' association awards, and was named one of the finest films of 2015 by various publications. It is nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor (Ruffalo), Best Supporting Actress (McAdams), Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is an action comedy horror film based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is an action comedy horror film based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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The film is directed by Burr Steers, who wrote the adapted screenplay, and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey.

The film is directed by Burr Steers, who wrote the adapted screenplay, and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey.

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David O. Russell was originally set to direct, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Mike Newell, David Slade, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Demme, Neil Marshall, Mike White, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller were all considered to direct before Burr Steers was chosen.

David O. Russell was originally set to direct, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Mike Newell, David Slade, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Demme, Neil Marshall, Mike White, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller were all considered to direct before Burr Steers was chosen.

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Natalie Portman was originally cast as Elizabeth Bennet but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara, Mila Kunis and Blake Lively were considered to replace her before Lily James was finally cast.

Natalie Portman was originally cast as Elizabeth Bennet but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara, Mila Kunis and Blake Lively were considered to replace her before Lily James was finally cast.