Patty Jenkins

‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Gets ‘Monster’ Director Patty Jenkins

‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Gets ‘Monster’ Director Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, two days after the studio parted ways with director Michelle MacLaren when creative differences arose. Heat Vision Blog reports that the studio wanted to move quickly to find a new director, so they wouldn't lose momentum on the project, which is currently slated for release on June 23, 2017. The news comes just hours after another report revealed that Angelina Jolie was being sought to direct both Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios.

You may recall that Patty Jenkins was once set to direct Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, which would have made her the first female director to take the helm for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. She ended up parting ways with the Marvel sequel, which was eventually directed by Alan Taylor. Gal Gadot is attached to star as the title character, who will be introduced in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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‘Jackpot’ Remake Lands ‘Monster’ Director Patty Jenkins

‘Jackpot’ Remake Lands ‘Monster’ Director Patty Jenkins

Filmmaker Patty Jenkins (Monster) has signed on to direct an American remake of the hit Norwegian comedy Jackpot, which is based on a story by Jo Nesbø (Headhunters).

The story follows four men with dangerous pasts who all win big in a sports betting pool, although lethal complications arise when it comes time to split up the winnings. Magnus Martens directed the original film, which starred Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus and Mads Ousdal.

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2012 Directors Guild of America Awards Winners

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2011, and the recipients of the Guild's 2012 Career Achievement Awards were announced tonight during the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Michel Hazanavicius won the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Artist.

Following the welcome by DGA President Taylor Hackford to an audience of more than 1,600 guests, director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony.

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‘Thor 2’ Loses Director Patty Jenkins

Things have been shook up at the Marvel camp. Director Patty Jenkins, who was confirmed as director of Thor 2 in late September, has left the sequel due to creative differences with the Studio.

Marvel is already seeking a new director, and as the film is scheduled to be released as early as November 15th, 2013, an announcement as to who will pick up Thor's hammer is expected soon.

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‘Thor 2’ Confirms Director Patty Jenkins

Marvel Studios announced today that Patty Jenkins will direct Thor 2, which will be released in theatres on Friday, November 15, 2013. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman will return to star in the film along with Tom Hiddleston. Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce the sequel to this summer's blockbuster Thor, which has grossed over $448 million worldwide to date.

Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC's acclaimed series The Killing, has also directed episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development. Most recently, she directed Pearl, one of the five short films that comprise Lifetime's original movie Five.

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Director Patty Jenkins Confirms Talks for ‘Thor 2’

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013.

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‘Thor 2’ Will Venture to Other Worlds Says Kevin Feige

There hasn't been official confirmation yet that Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins will reprise their roles from Thor, although that seems to be the case. Don Payne is writing the screenplay for Thor 2. There has been no indication on when production may start. Marvel Studios has locked in a July 26, 2013 release date for the sequel.

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013.

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‘Thor 2’ Eyes Director Patty Jenkins

Marvel Studios may have finally found a director for the superhero sequel Thor 2 with Patty Jenkins. Nothing has been made official yet, but it seems the Monster director is the front-runner at this point.

Patty Jenkins made her feature directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Monster, where Charlize Theron won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Patty Jenkins hasn't directed a movie since then, although she has directed episodes of Arrested Development, Entourage, and the pilot episode of The Killing.

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