CHICAGO – If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a director and a producer, let “47 Ronin” explain how the hierarchy of creativity hinders the evolution of even the most straightforward-sounding pitches. “47 Ronin” is the type of samurai movie set in Japan that features native actors speaking only English, while Keanu Reeves stars as an outsider clearly plunked into the picture for stateside star power.
Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, What Just Happened? (4)
Left to right: Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci in “What Just Happened?”.
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