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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Star Storm Reid Joins David Oyelowo in Thriller ‘Only You’
A Wrinkle in Time hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but young star Storm Reid is already booking exciting new projects. Having shouldered an anticipated Disney sci-fi blockbuster that boasts a slate of Oscar-nominated stars and directors, Reid’s next choice is understandably a little more low-key. Storm Reid has joined David Oyelowo in the Blumhouse Productions time […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Moves Forward to September Release
The studio confirmed the date change Thursday but did not elaborate. It’s possible that “Mother!” could be premiered at the Telluride Film Festival or Venice Film Festivals — both which open on Aug. 30 — or even at the Toronto Film Festival, which opens Sept. 7.
“Mother!” is directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. It co-stars Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristin Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, and Ed Harris, in addition to Lawrence.
Lawrence and Bardem portray a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
- Dave McNary
Noah Hawley Developing Doctor Doom Movie for Fox
At the end of a Comic-Con panel for “Legion” Thursday, Hawley announced that he was developing a new film at Fox — one he would say just two words about. “I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” he said.
More to come.
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- Daniel Holloway
Zoey Deutch to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in Im Global’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ (Exclusive)
Wayne Roberts is writing and directing the pic with Im Global financing. Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Im Global president of production Greg Shapiro, with Stuart Ford and Depp executive producing.
Judge Tosses Part of Tmg’s Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp
The dramedy follows a college professor who lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Deutch will play his daughter in the pic, and production is already underway.
This is a major gig for Deutch, whose star has been on the rise since breaking out in her first starring role earlier this year in Open Road’s “Before I Fall.” She »
- Justin Kroll
‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray
McMurray’s feature directorial debut “Burning Sands” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The film chronicles the brutal hazing process at an all-black university. McMurray also produced and co-wrote “Burning Sands.”
All three films center on America having devolved into a culture where murder is legal for one night every year. The franchise’s producers are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller »
- Dave McNary
Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez Comedy ‘Overboard’ Lands April Release
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht, while Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.
The original movie has been re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story now focuses on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he is her husband. Eva Longoria also stars. »
- Dave McNary
'Dunkirk' and 'Valerian' Bring Big Budgets to the Weekend, but Will They Bring Big Box Office?
Rave reviews pave the way for this weekend's release of Christopher Nolan's World War II feature Dunkirk, a $150 million production critics have declared a "masterpiece" and the first surefire Oscar contender of the year. Additionally, Stx is debuting Luc Besson's $200+ million sci-fi feature Valerian, the second of three original features debuting this weekend amid a franchise laden summer. Dialing back the spending a little, but not the potential, Universal's female-driven comedy Girls Trip carries a meager $19 million budget, but is looking for big results and a possible second place finish as it enters a marketplace begging for something that isn't specifically targeting the male demographic. Poised for a #1 finish, Warner Bros.' release of Dunkirk debuts this weekend in 3,720 theaters, including several IMAX and Plf locations, some of which will be playing the film in 70mm. Nolan's recent history is peppered with three Batman films along with three original features, »
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Bill Hader Eyeing Disney’s Female Santa Claus Film With Anna Kendrick (Exclusive)
The story revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. Hader will play said brother.
Susanne Todd is producing while Louie Provost is overseeing for Disney. Production is expected to start sometime this fall.
While this film is not related to the Tim Allen “Santa Clause” triology, Disney seems to be in the Kris Kringle business as they are also developing another holiday-themed project with Kevin Hart, “Dashing Through the Snow.”
Hader cut his teeth on the “Saturday Night Live” scene for ten years »
- Justin Kroll
Mads Mikkelsen in Talks to Join Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Chaos Walking’
Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur, Doug Davison, and Erwin Stoff are the producers. The screenplay will be written by Charlie Kaufman, Lindsey Beers, John Lee Hancock, and Gary Spinelli (“Mena”).
The film is based on Patrick Ness’ “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” a book that was published in 2008 as the first in a trilogy. It is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who discovers something awful hidden from him and is forced to flee with only his dog. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo then stumbles upon a strange and silent girl and together set off »
- Dave McNary
Jonathan Glazer Starts Pre-Production On His Next Film
I’m not saying that Twitter grants me wishes, but it was not that long along that I sent a missive out into the digital universe, wishing for a new movie from Jonathan Glazer.
Dear Jonathan Glazer, please make another movie soon.
— Kevin Jagernauth (@jag24fps) June 28, 2017
Now, I’m not saying I believe in a higher power, but someone was clearly listening…..or I just stumbled upon some fortuitous timing.
Continue reading Jonathan Glazer Starts Pre-Production On His Next Film at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
'The Three Little Stooges' Movie Casts Its Young Leads (Exclusive)
The Three Little Stooges Movie has found its Larry, Moe and Curly.
The comedic family film, from Three Little Stooges Productions in conjunction with C3 Entertainment, which owns the Three Stooges brand, centers on the trio of beloved characters as 12- and 13-year-olds.
Liam Dow has been cast as Little Larry, Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, and Luke Clark as Little Curly. This is the first leading role in a feature film for all three. Casting Directors Joey Paul Jensen CSA and Niner Parikh (Camp Cook Kids, Soul Surfer,That’s So Raven) conducted a nationwide search to find the trio.
- Kimberly Nordyke
Taron Egerton Replacing Tom Hardy In Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’
Musical biopics are notoriously difficult to make, usually because it involves getting tangled web of parties — the artist’s estate, music rights holders, and more — to all get on the same creative page. However, Elton John is clearing up any such potential dust-ups by producing his own biopic “Rocketman.” That said, locking down a leading man isn’t always easy, and the film has made a switcheroo.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Box-Office Preview: Can 'Dunkirk' Battle Past $40M in U.S. Debut?
While Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is expected to win this weekend's box-office battle, the big question is whether the critically acclaimed World War II epic can clear $40 million in its U.S. landing.
War dramas have never been known for big openings, although Nolan — the mastermind behind the blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy — is a powerful brand unto himself.
Warner Bros., Nolan's home studio, is projecting a domestic debut in the $35 million-$40 million range. Most box-office observers believe Dunkirk will come in on the higher end, while some think it has a shot of doing »
- Pamela McClintock
New ‘Inhumans’ Trailer Met With Derision & Scorn At Comic-Con
Enthusiasm for Marvel properties on TV are usually never low despite how middling their shows can get. ABC’s “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D,” isn’t good, but it’s still on air. “Agent Carter” is/was a great character and everyone loves Hayley Atwell, but sorry, it was pretty unwatchable. Netflix shows for Marvel can be really sketchy too (“Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist”), but fans seem to love them nonetheless.
Continue reading New ‘Inhumans’ Trailer Met With Derision & Scorn At Comic-Con at The Playlist. »
- Rodrigo Perez
MythBusters’ Adam Savage Has A Really Intriguing Opinion About Movie Reboots
If you've been paying an iota of attention to entertainment over the past few years, you may have noticed a proliferation of remakes and reboots popping up. »
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Regina King, Abigail Spencer Seek SAG-aftra Board Seats
With ballots going out July 25, the names were revealed as the self-styled progressives of Membership First and the ruling Unite For Strength Factions have unveiled their candidate slates representing the Los Angeles branch, which has the largest representation and the most competitive races. The winners will be announced on Aug. 24.
Most of the attention is on the presidential race with current president Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite For Strength ticket, facing a challenge from Membership First’s Esai Morales along with independents Peter Antico and Robert B. Martin, Jr. SAG-aftra’s 80-member national board is the key ruling body for the union.
- Dave McNary
‘Legion’ Season 2: Noah Hawley Reveals a New Villain, More Episodes, and Teases Professor X
“Legion” fans showed up in droves for FX’s Comic-Con panel Thursday evening, and even though production on Season 2 has yet to begin, the audience was treated to a number of new details.
First and foremost, the second season has received an expanded episode order from FX. Season 1 consisted of eight episodes, but the follow-up will feature 10. John Solberg, the network’s executive vice-president of communications, also announced production is slated to begin in early 2018.
Joining the existing cast will be a new face playing an existing villain. Said Taghmaoi (“Wonder Woman,” “Three Kings”) will play the Shadow King, also known as Amahl Farouk. Able to possess human bodies, the Shadow King is a being made of pure psychic energy which feasts on the hatred within humans. He (or it?) has already possessed Aubrey Plaza’s Lenny and Jemaine Clement’s Oliver, but now the three of them will form »
- Ben Travers
‘Legion’s Noah Hawley Developing A ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie
So, the “Fantastic Four” series is deader than dead after Josh Trank’s disastrous 2015 attempt to reboot the series, right? Not so fast, “Legion” and “Fargo” TV series creator Noah Hawley is attempting to kick new life back into the franchise. And villains are becoming the new super hero black as of late.
- Rodrigo Perez
‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’ Showrunner Noah Hawley Developing ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie
Noah Hawley, the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Fargo dropped a bomb at the end of his Legion panel in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con International: “I’m developing a film for Fox, and I’ll just say two words. Doctor. Doom.” Read on for more info on Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie. The announcement of a Doctor Doom movie by Noah […]
- Peter Sciretta
Ghostbusters May Get Another Movie And Ivan Reitman Has An Idea For It
Idw publishing cooked up Ghostbusters 101, a comic book storyline that used interdimensional portals to create a way for the two Ghostbuster teams to interact. And during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman spoke about the fan reaction to the two team's »
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