Author Archives: Anya Crittenton

Gorgeous Animation Thrills in Animated “Indiana Jones” Video (Things We Love)

Indiana Jones Animated ExcerptAnimator and director Patrick Schoenmaker debuted his animated short “The Adventure of Indiana Jones” last year and it’s making the internet rounds once more — with good reason, as it combines the adventure of the original films with beautiful animation.

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“Deadpool 2” Taps Jack Kesy as Major Villain in Sequel

Jack Kesy ExcerptThe highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 has found its big bad in The Strain’s Jack Kesy, the Tracking Board has confirmed. David Leitch is directing the sequel, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth.

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“Hanna” Adaptation Receives Series Order from Amazon

Hanna ExcerptThe 2011 film Hanna is making a comeback — but this time for the small screen. Amazon Studios has given an adaptation of the film a series order and original co-writer David Farr will pen the script.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Developing Typhoid Miniseries “Fever” for BBC America

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptThe star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss has picked her next small-screen project: an adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s 1999 novel Fever, which she will star in and executive produce.

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“Alien: Covenant” Defeats “Guardians 2” Over a Sluggish Weekend, “Beauty and the Beast” Becomes 10th Highest Film of All Time

Alien Covenant ExcerptThe weekend went more or less as predicted — except with smaller numbers than expected, making for a particularly anti-climactic three-day box office. Alien: Covenant barely edged out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its opening weekend and Beauty and the Beast has become the tenth-highest film of all time.

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It’s Happening: Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna to Star in Netflix Movie Directed by Ava DuVernay

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptAfter intense bidding and negotiation, Netflix has landed a movie that originally started as a viral internet meme and sensation. The film will co-star Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna, with Ava DuVernay directing and Insecure‘s Issa Rae in talks to pen the script.

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Hugh Grant Returns to Television as Disgraced Politician in “A Very English Scandal”

Hugh Grant ExcerptBritish actor Hugh Grant is returning to the small screen for the first time since 1993 to star in A Very English Scandal, reuniting him with Florence Foster Jenkins director Stephen Frears.

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AT ETERNITY’S GATE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the struggles of painter Vincent van Gogh as he paints his famous masterpieces.

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RESISTANCE (JAKUBOWICZ) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the story of famed mime Marcel Marceau, who learned to mime while saving the lives of Jewish orphans whose parents were murdered by Nazis.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (05.19.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Dylan Seller is returning to The Weinstein Company as President of Production and Legendary has lost two executives.

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Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann to Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Project at Universal

Janelle Monae ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann have been tapped to star opposite Steve Carell in director Robert Zemeckis’ latest film for Universal Pictures, which is currently untitled.

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“Suicide Squad” Director David Ayer in Talks to Helm and Rewrite “Scarface” Remake

David Ayer ExcerptThe man behind last year’s Suicide Squad — David Ayer — is currently in talks with Universal to direct and rewrite their reimagining of Scarface, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Rogue One actor Diego Luna, who has been attached to the project for some time, is still set to star.

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“Alien: Covenant” to Scare Its Way to the Top of the Box Office and Beat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

alien-covenant-excerptThe latest installment in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, opens this weekend, helmed by original creator Ridley Scott, and is poised to knock Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 off its throne.

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TERATORN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA grounded in reality Jaws of the skies. A professor with a fear of heights must team up with his ex-wife and estranged daughter to defeat an apex predator long thought extinct on a mountainous tropical vacation island.

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BBC Developing “Diana & I,” TV Drama About the Death of Princess Diana

Princess Diana ExcerptBBC Two is developing Diana & I, a feature-length TV drama about the death of Princess Diana, continuing the entertainment industry’s fascinating with British Royalty, following The Crown and Charles and Diana at the center of Feud Season 2.

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THE DAYS WE MET (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn interwoven tale that explores how love can play out in parallel universes if a couple were to meet at three different points in their lifetime. Tonally similar to (500) Days of Summer.

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Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson to Star in Civil Rights Era Drama “The Best of Enemies”

Taraji P Henson ExcerptIn a time of political turbulence, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson have boarded the timely and relevant film The Best of Enemies from writer-director Robin Bissell in his directorial debut. Danny Strong and Tobey Maguire are producing the flick.

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ONLY FOREVER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter 300 years of living as the ultimate bachelor, an immortal commitaphobe falls hard for a 21st century woman who’s determined to stay single.

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Superheroes Continue to Save Fox, Allowing Them to Balance Their Content (Studio Series)

DeadpoolThe Studio Series turns to Fox this week to see how its success with the X-Men franchise, beginning in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s initial X-Men film, has allowed the studio to try its hand at other types of fare.

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HELLO AMERICA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA century after the energy crises in America, a group of explorers journey across the country that is now mostly a desert as they navigate the aftermath.

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The Complete CBS Fall 2017 Schedule

Seal Team ExcerptCBS is fortifying its fall 2017 schedule with comedy and military-crime, including the new Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon and two new military dramas, SEAL Team and SWAT.

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HOLLOW BODY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a lead singer and her mother are killed, the singer is resurrected and possessed by her mother’s spirit, and she begins killing men and uses that energy to have powerful performances.

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NOW I SEE YOU (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter discovering she only has a few years until she becomes blind, a woman sets out to make the most of her eyesight with the time she has left.

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“Get Out” Director Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series “Lovecraft Country” with J.J. Abrams

Jordan Peele ExcerptStill riding the high from the success of his directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, Jordan Peele is set to executive produce the new HBO series Lovecraft Country, which has been given a straight-to-series order.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Announce New Film “Slaughterhouse Rulez” to Launch Production Banner

Simon Pegg Nick Frost ExcerptBritish funnymen Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are launching their new film and TV production company Stolen Picture with the comedy-horror flick Slaughterhouse Rulez.

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“The Battle of the Sexes” Trailer Pits Chauvinistic Steve Carell Against Feminist Emma Stone on the Tennis Court (Video)

Battle of the Sexes ExcerptOscar-winning and nominated actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell take on the roles of legendary tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, in the first trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes.

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BRUISED (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn order to keep her son, a single mother must return to the ring as an MMA fighter.

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DENMARK (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA down-on-his life guy decides to live life as a convict in a Denmark prison.

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BENJAMIN’S CROSSING (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe fictionalized story of the real life Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin who escaped from the Nazis in 1940.

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THE SILENCE (LEBBON) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a plague of lethal blind creatures who hunt via sound and wreak havoc on a new Jersey town, a deaf girl and her family must live in silence to survive.

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