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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: When Leonardo DiCaprio got fired and Brad Pitt almost did
The stars of Quentin Tarantino's latest film share stories from the early days of their careers.

Brad Pitt working on Chris Cornell documentary


Chris Cornell
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In a Variety exclusive, it has been revealed a new documentary film centred on the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman's life is in the works.

It will be produced by his wife Vicky Cornell, alongside Brad Pitt and Peter Berg's production company Plan B.

Cornell took his own life after a show in Detroit in 2017.

A rep for the Cornell estate confirmed a doc is in the works but offered no additional details.

In January, artists including Metallica and Foo Fighters paid tribute to Cornell at the Los Angeles Forum.

Weinstein scoop on the silver screen

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
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Journalists Jodi Kantor (L) and Megan Twohey will see their story on screen.

The New York Times journalists who broke the Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal have just one a Pulitzer for their work.

Now, they're about to be immortalised in a Hollywood film.

Annapurna Pictures and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment have bought the film rights to the story behind the story.

The film won't focus on Weinstein himself, apparently, but it still could make uncomfortable watching, not least for those at Annapurna who in the past have worked with Weinstein's production company, now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Standing in for Brad Pitt on-set in India

Woodley Production Designer Ged Clarke on working alongside the Hollywood star.
Woodley Production Designer Ged Clarke has worked with the likes of David Beckham, Beyonce and Tina Turner on some of the biggest blockbusters and commercials of our time. 

He joined BBC Radio Berkshire's Sarah Walker earlier, and explained what it was like to work with Brad Pitt while shooting an advert in rural India.

Ged Clarke, Production Designer:

"We shot two commercials, and one set was a huge market street with about two hundred stalls, elephants, camels and goats... we had about two thousand extras.

"In the meanwhile we rehearsed the set - in India the dust was kicking up, and it all had to be done in one take. The Director got me to stand-in, and we worked out a sequence.

"He nailed it first take."