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Amazon Studios Buys ‘Cold War’ From Oscar Winner Paweł Pawlikowski (Exclusive)

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon Studios has acquired “Cold War,” a period romance from Oscar-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski.

The film takes place across Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, and is set in the 1950s — a time when the forces of democracy and communism were clashing throughout Europe. The terms of the deal are being kept under wraps, but it has been in the works for months. The movie was first presented to buyers at the Berlin Film Festival. »


- Brent Lang and Elsa Keslassy

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‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal to Play Villain in ‘Equalizer 2’ Opposite Denzel Washington (Exclusive)

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in Sony and Escape Artists’ “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington.

Antoine Fuqua is returning to direct. Todd Black is producing.

Plot details are currently scarce, other than that Washington will reprise his role as Robert McCall, a former special ops agent who now helps those who can’t defend themselves. Details on Pascal’s character are unknown. »


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Bryan Singer's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Casts Queen Bandmates (Exclusive)

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer's biopic about the seminal rock band Queen, has cast Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee at the band members.

Mazzello will play bass guitarist John Deacon, Hardy will play drummer Roger Taylor and Lee will play lead guitarist Brian May.

Rami Malek already is attached to portray legendary frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which is produced by Graham King's GK Films banner for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Justin Haythe (Red Sparrow, Revolutionary Road) penned the script with Graham King, Jim Beach and Singer producing. Denis O'Sullivan, Arnon Milchan and Jane »


- Rebecca Ford

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‘Glass’ Synopsis Teases the “Culmination” of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ and ‘Unbreakable’

8 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Universal Pictures has released the first official synopsis for Glass as pre-production on the highly anticipated sequel is firmly underway. The film is a follow-up to filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s terrific 2000 film Unbreakable and its secret sequel Split, which hit theaters this past January and quickly became a massive box office and critical success. While fans had been clamoring for an Unbreakable sequel for years, the final moments of Shyamalan’s seemingly original psychological thriller Split revealed that the entire film was taking place in the same universe as Unbreakable—the final shot found Bruce Willis’ … »


- Adam Chitwood

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‘The Flash’ Adds Katee Sackhoff as a Recurring Villain

7 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Like any upcoming season of a DC superhero TV series, there’s a need for plenty of villains. EW reports that The Flash has landed Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff to play “DC Comics villain Amunet Black, a.k.a Blacksmith, a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives.” The character was first introduced in the comics in 2001, and she gets the name “Blacksmith” from her ability to reshape metal and merge it with flesh. … »


- Matt Goldberg

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After Criticism, Joss Whedon Fan Site Shuts Down After 15 Years

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A day after Joss Whedon was criticized as a hypocrite "preaching feminist ideals" by his ex-wife, architect Kai Cole, a popular fan site dedicated to the director has decided to say farewell.

Whedonesque.com has operated for 15 years, acting as a message boards for fans of Whedon's work, which ranges from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Avengers movie.

"15 years is a long time and a lot of water has flowed under the bridge," reads the final post on the site. "But now it's time to say goodbye. No more threads after this one, we're closing down."

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- Mia Galuppo

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Sci-Fi Movie 'Intelligent Life' Taps 'Stranger Things' Director Rebecca Thomas (Exclusive)

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rebecca Thomas has been hired to direct Amblin Entertainment's sci-fi film Intelligent Life.

Thomas will also do some additional writing on Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s original script. The story centers on a United Nations employee who monitors outer space and makes contact with a beautiful woman who may be an alien.

The project previously had Ava DuVernay attached to direct with Lupita Nyong'o to star (Nyong'o also is no longer attached). Jay Roach signed on to polish the script late last year.

The Amblin project is being produced by Frank Marshall, Big Beach's Peter Saraf and Trevorrow. Connolly »


- Rebecca Ford

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Game of Thrones Season 8 to Start Filming in October

20 August 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The eighth and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones will begin filming this October, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has revealed.

He said as much while promoting his newest film Shot Caller in an interview with Collider, revealing, "I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons. After

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Billboard Hot 100: ‘Despacito’ is 2nd biggest hit in history with 15 weeks on top, but watch out for Rihanna and Cardi B

21 minutes ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

It has been more than 20 years since a single spent more than 14 weeks at number-one on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, and now “Despacito” has done it, continuing its march through music history. By Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, the song has now broken an eight-way tie for second place […] »


- Daniel Montgomery

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2017 Emmys poll: Who should receive the Bob Hope humanitarian award this year?

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It’s been seven long years since the television academy handed out the Bob Hope humanitarian award to George Clooney for his charitable works. In fact, this special honor given at the Emmy Awards has only been bestowed four times to Oprah Winfrey (2002), Bill Cosby (2003), family of Danny Thomas (2004), and Clooney (2010). If […] »


- Chris Beachum

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Watch Rick Astley and Foo Fighters Mashup ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ (Video)

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rickrolling – the bait and switch meme in which you prank someone with an unexpected appearance by the 1987 Rick Astley smash hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” – might be nearly 10 years old, but it is far from dead. And Foo Fighters may have just perfected it. At this year’s Summer Sonic music festival in Japan, The Dave Grohl-fronted Rock Band invited to the stage the man himself, Rick Astley, who joined them in a rendition of “Never Gonna Give You Up.” And even better, they did it in the style of the Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen »


- Ashley Eady

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The Duffer Brothers Confirm Stranger Things Will Get A Third Season (And Possibly a Fourth)

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The show’s creators hope to wrap up the series after four seasons. »

- Jordan Crucchiola

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Why the Oscars’ Envelope Snafu Didn’t Hurt Its Chances With Emmy Voters

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. When it comes to giving out awards to people for giving out awards to other people, the Emmys have always loved the Oscars. Not only have the Academy Awards won more Emmys than any other awards show over the years, but the Motion Picture Academy’s shindig back in February landed six more nominations this year, plus another one for Oscar.com’s “All Access” experience. Meanwhile — and we know that this might be beside the point, but we’ll mention it anyway — the “And. »


- Steve Pond

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‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017: Fans are livid Puddles Pity Party was eliminated — Do You agree?

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“America’s Got Talent” 2017 fans are livid that Puddles Pity Party was eliminated on last week’s live results show. Of the thousands of people who voted in our recent poll, a whopping 86% said that the sad clown is “absolutely phenomenal.” To compare, 8% responded that they “liked him” while 6% of haters voted they’re […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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'Manchester by the Sea' Star Lucas Hedges Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Manchester by the Sea star Lucas Hedges has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He was previously with Paradigm.

Since receiving a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his performance as Casey Affleck’s nephew and ward in Kenneth Lonergan’s tearjerker, the young actor has remained busy. He’ll next be seen opposite Frances McDormand in Martin McDonagh’s dark dramedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and opposite Saoirse Ronan in the comedy Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut. Both films are set to be released Nov. 10, by Fox Searchlight and A24, respectively.

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Another Problem for HBO’s ‘Confederate': It’s Been Done

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO’s upcoming series “Confederate,” about an America in which the South won the Civil War, has battled criticism almost since the moment the creators of “Game of Thrones” announced it as their next project for the network. But one obstacle has gone largely unnoticed: It’s been done. The excellent 2004 indie drama “C.S.A.: Confederate States of America” presents itself as an alternate-reality documentary that recounts how the Union lost and white supremacists took over the United States. It has a depressing punchline: Our country might not be all that different than it is now. (You can watch it on Hulu, »


- Tim Molloy

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‘Do It Like an Hombre’: Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some new Mexican box office history has been made as the comedy “Do it Like an Hombre” followed its 68.7 million Mexican pesos ($3.89 million) opening weekend with a two weekend total of $130.3 million pesos ($7.4 million), giving it the highest Mexican movie box office total of 2017, according to comScore.

In its first weekend, including a Thursday first-day bow, the film was the country’s second-highest Mexican release ever after the 2013 smash-hit “Instructions Not Included,” which holds the top spot, though off a Thursday rather than Friday opening. 2016’s “Que Culpe Tiene el Nino”? earned a three-day 65.6 million pesos ($3.7 million), according to comScore.

The recent success of local hits in Mexico has helped in recent years to justify a massive growth in the number of theaters across the country. It may also suggest a shift away from the near absolute choke-hold that Hollywood blockbusters, especially animated movies, have held on the region’s box offices for years. At »


- Jamie Lang

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Why ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ Had a Record-Setting Roar in China

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With $775 million and counting as of Aug. 21, director and star Wu Jing’s “Wolf Warriors 2” has easily become China’s highest-grossing movie ever, thanks to a favorable schedule, a massive audience salivating for something worth going to the theater for — and a distinctly Chinese approach to a shoot-‘em-up epic. The film, which stars Wu as Leng Feng, a special-ops soldier who attempts to rescue trapped Chinese civilians from the midst of an African civil war, passed Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid,” which was the first homegrown Chinese film to break the $500 million mark at the country’s box office. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Trust Flat-Earth Truther B.o.B to Have an Opinion About the Solar Eclipse

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The moon generates its own light, according to B.o.B. »

- Dee Lockett

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An Old Ludacris Song Gains New Life As an Anti-Trump Anthem

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And it actually works pretty well. »

- Frank Guan

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