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“Rogue One” Star Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in “Venom” as Popular Marvel Character

Riz Ahmed VenomAhmed is a bit of a… chameleon, and we’ve been fans ever since we saw him go toe-to-toe with Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Tim Miller NeuromancerSimon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

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“The Only Living Boy in New York” Review: Marc Webb, Strong Cast Help Allan Loeb’s Script Land Big Emotional Punches

The Only Living Boy in New York Review“This is a small film, but it’s a strong film, and it finally showcases this writer in a way that makes clear what his strengths can be,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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The Coen Brothers Are Streaming, As “Buster Scruggs” Lands at Netflix

Coens Brothers ScarfaceThe streaming service confirmed our July scoop about Tim Blake Nelson playing the title character, but it didn’t mention any additional members of the sure-to-be esteemed ensemble.

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Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Get Cozy in “Our Souls at Night” Trailer (Video)

Our Souls at Night TrailerBruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage co-star in the film, which Ritesh Batra directed from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted Kent Haruf’s 2015 novel.

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Melissa McCarthy to Play One of Boston’s First Female Cops in New Line Drama

Melissa Mccarthy excerptMcCarthy is no stranger to playing a Boston cop, having starred in The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock. Of course, that was a comedic take on law enforcement, while this project will allow McCarthy to flaunt the dramatic chops she showed in St. Vincent.

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Selena Gomez Joins Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning in New Woody Allen Movie

Selena Gomez Woody AllenGomez’s feature credits include Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, William H. Macy’s Rudderless, Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle.

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“mother!” Trailer Arrives & This Headline Is About Darren Aronofsky, Not Jennifer Lawrence, SEO Be Damned (Video)

Darren Aronofsky mother!Aronofsky’s latest directorial effort is a horror movie about some “new people and new ideas.” But enough from us. As the trailer says, “seeing is believing.” And it’s not kidding around!

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“Super Dark Times” Trailer Recalls “Mean Creek,” But With a Samurai Sword (Video)

Super Dark TimesIndieWire called this film “an unnerving cross between Stand By Me and Donnie Darko,” so really, say no more. We’re already there, especially since we trust The Orchard’s taste when it comes to edgy indie films.

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“Thirst Street” Trailer Warns of the Dangers of Sleeping With Crazy Flight Attendants (Video)

Thirst StreetOscar winner Anjelica Huston narrates the film, which is said to be inspired by European erotic dramas from the ’70s as it explores the delirious extremes some of us go to for love.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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Legendary Michael Jordan-Magic Johnson Exhibition Game at Center of Hot Spec “The Tape” (Exclusive)

Magic Johnson and Michael JordanThe legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.

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“Wet Hot American Summer”: Has One Cast Ever Produced So Many Directors?

WHASexcerptWith the debut of Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later on Netflix this week, one can look back at the cast of the series so far and how many of them have gone on to become successful directors.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Bond,” “Bumblebee,” “Star Wars” and Hot Takes on “Detroit” (Video)

John Cena BumblebeeThe guys also discuss YouTube Red’s ill-advised Karate Kid sequel and the return of Miami Vice thanks to Vin Diesel.

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“Brigsby Bear” Review: A Special, Beautiful Film That Celebrates the Therapeutic Nature of Art

Brigsby Bear Review“It’s like watching a movie about the making of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and realizing that Pee-Wee built his private world in order to work through some pretty severe trauma. It makes the world that he’s built even more poignant, because you see why it’s important to him,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Remake Finds Its Jafar as “SNL” Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast as New Character

Jafar AladdinNewcomer Mena Massoud is set to play Aladdin, while Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine. They’ll be joined by Will Smith, who will play the wish-granting genie.

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“The Hateful Eight’s” Demián Bichir to Play Tom Holland’s Father in “Chaos Walking”

Demian Bichir Chaos WalkingDoug Liman is directing Lionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling YA novel, which will co-star Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Options Comic Book “Black,” In Which Only African-Americans Have Superpowers

Black Comic Book Studio 8Created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Black follows a Brooklyn teen who survives a police shooting and discovers he’s far more powerful than he realized.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Voice Scar in Disney’s Live-Action “Lion King” Remake

Chiwetel Ejiofor Lion KingThere’s still no word on the voices of Rafiki or Nala, though Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for the latter character.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct “Babe Walker” for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Nahnatchka Khan Danielle Macdonald Babe WalkerDanielle Macdonald is incredible in Patti Cake$, and it’s very smart of Lionsgate and producer Elizabeth Banks to jump into business with her as her breakout film prepares to hit theaters.

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Broad Green Lets Go of 50 Projects, Lays Off 15 People as Indie Distributor Revamps Following Flops

Broad Green HammondsThe Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.

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Eminem Revealed as Producer on Joseph Kahn’s Rap Battle Movie “Bodied” as Trailer Drops Ahead of TIFF (Video)

Eminem BodiedBodied follows a graduate student who is writing his thesis on battle-rap culture and gradually becomes embroiled in that world. The script explores race relations, as evidenced by this potentially NSFW trailer.

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Disney, Lucasfilm Order New Draft of “Star Wars: Episode IX” Script From “Wonder” Scribe Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne Star Wars Episode 9Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly penned the most recent draft of the script. which despite rumors, is not believed to have been based on a treatment written by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

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July 2017 Agency Moves, From Katie Couric and Mark Boal to the Director of “Insurgent”

July Agency MovesParadigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” and TV personality who’s an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Landline” Star Abby Quinn on Her First Sex Scene, Dancing on Camera and Working With Jenny Slate

Abby Quinn LandlineThe 21-year-old actress was just cast in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and she said she looks to Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley for inspiration.

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Paradigm, Bellevue Out With “Father-Daughter Day,” an Action-Comedy Spec In the Vein of “True Lies”

True LiesWritten by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.

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“Dog Eat Dog” Scribe Matthew Wilder to Adapt “Auto-da-Fé” for David Hillary’s Deviant Films (Exclusive)

Matthew Wilder Elias Canetti Auto-da-FeThe story follows a reclusive academic who lives in a world of books and ideas. When he marries his illiterate housekeeper, it is believed he is taking advantage of her, but her own secret power tilts their relationship in strange and unexpected directions.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Comic-Con Recap, Jared Leto as Bloodshot and “James Bond 25” (Video)

comic conTheWrap’s ace scooper Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez joins Simon Thompson and I to talk about the Marvel and DC panels, as well the Ready Player One trailer and the Spawn news.

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