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Jan 20,2014

Sundance: Bruce Willis Takes Stand On Egypt’s Struggle For Democracy; Lends Weight To Docu ‘The People Demand’

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Bruce Willis has signed to produce and narrate The People Demand, a feature documentary detailing the aspirations of protesters around the world in their pursuit of democracy, free speech and human rights. Willis will spearhead the film with Station 18 CEO and Lord of War exec producer Michael Mendelsohn and Michelle McElroy, exec director and Willis’s partner in the Bruce Willis Foundation. The story centers around the current crisis in Cairo, where pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (for founding the April 6 Movement) Ahmed Maher was sentenced to three years of hard labor for violating harsh anti-protesting laws meant to quell dissent in a country where peaceful protests led to the ouster of two governments in three years. Maher and his co-defendants get their appeal tomorrow.

The documentary looks at the political motivations for suppressing free speech and democratic movements, while taking an unflinching look at leadership in international activist movements and the practice of street politics. Maher’s journey exemplifies this trajectory: as one of the leaders of Egypt’s January 25, 2011 Revolution he harnessed the power and imagination of Egyptians for a better future. But since that time he has also been at the epicenter of the messy work of democratic change as Egypt went from the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak to the repression of SCAF to the polarizing figure of President Morsi. Hopes for democracy have been dashed, and heroes of reform are being punished by repressive laws meant to make future protests impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19,2013

Bruce Willis’ wife pregnant again

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Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming is pregnant with the couple’s second child, according to multiple reports.

The Die Hard star welcomed his first child with model Heming last year (12) and it seems 20-month-old daughter Mabel will soon become a big sister.

The British beauty, 35, first sparked rumours she is expecting again at the weekend (15Dec13), when photos obtained by WENN showed Heming sporting what appeared to be a baby bump as she enjoyed a day out at a California farmers’ market with Willis, 58, and young Mabel.

Multiple sources have since claimed the pregnancy rumours are true, although a representative for Willis has declined to comment.

The couple wed in 2009.

Willis is also father to grown-up daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, with his ex-wife Demi Moore. [Source]

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May 21,2013

Bruce Willis’ “RED 3″ Already in the Works

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Summit Entertainment released the first “RED” movie, starring Bruce Willis, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, back in 2010. It went on to gross $200 million worldwide on a budget of $58 million.

Soon after, the studio announced that it’s working on a sequel, which is now set to hit theaters on July 19th. But even though “RED 2″ has yet to be released, Summit just announced that it has started work on “RED 3.”

While deals with the actors have yet to be made, screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber (RED, RED 2) have just been hired to begin writing the third installment. Production could start as early as January of 2014. [Source]

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May 21,2013

Bruce Willis Set For Action Thriller Expiration

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As a poisoned hit man seeking a cure…

Given that Bruce Willis is best known for Die Hard, surely a film he stars in called Expiration can never end, because he dies hard. Geddit? Hello? Anyway, he has indeed signed on for the lead in hit man thriller Expiration.

No, it’s not the complicated struggle of a man battling his way to the shops to find a pint of milk still not past its best before date. Apparently the script, written by Broken City’s Brian Tucker, finds a hit man who discovers that he’s been poisoned and rushes to find a cure. That premise has shades of Crank, but we’re guessing it will be less demented than that.

According to Variety, the script is in the works now and has a planned start date of next March. What it doesn’t have yet is anyone to direct and tell Bruce who to shoot, but backers Emmett/Furla Films are ironing out that particular wrinkle even now.

Willis, who was last seen in A Good Day To Die Hard, will next grace our screens in Red 2 (August 2). He’s also been at work on Sin City 2 for Robert Rodriguez, which is due sometime late this year. [Source]

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Feb 14,2013

Bruce Willis Receives Highest French Cultural Honor

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While promoting “A Good Day to Die Hard” in Paris, the star was named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

While in Paris to promote the upcoming release of A Good Day to Die Hard, star Bruce Willis was presented with the highest culture award in France, the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, in an evening ceremony here.

Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti said the medal was to honor his contribution to film over the past thirty years.

“It is an honor, a real honor, to be here,” said Willis.  “To get this very high honor for the commanders, I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Filippetti praised his famous Die Hard character as a “reluctant hero,” and cited his diverse body of work including Moonrise Kingdom, Pulp Fiction and Unbreakable. “He knows to sometimes leave his ‘tough guy’ costume and return to work with amazing filmmakers,” she said about his work with directors Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and M. Night ShayamalanRead the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22,2013

Bruce Willis talks ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’

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Bruce Willis has spoken out about his forthcoming new film A Good Day To Die Hard.

Willis will reprise his role as no-nonsense cop John McClane in the flick, a character he first made famous in the first installment in the franchise, 1988’s Die Hard – and in an interview with Total Film, he said the main aim was to make a film which lived up to the legacy of the original.

“I’m really pleased to continue to be asked back to do other versions and other incarnations of Die Hard,” he said.. “The first one really is… that’s all there is. Everything else is just trying to be as good as that film.” Read the rest of this entry »

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