Author Archives: Jeff Sneider

“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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Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman Documentary

Jim Carrey Andy KaufmanOther titles that stand out include Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete starring young Charlie Plummer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke, and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn.

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Look for “The Emoji Movie” to Poop on “Dunkirk,” “Atomic Blonde” to Overperform

EmojiBlondeCharlize Theron’s action movie has been building good buzz since SXSW, but it won’t open nearly as well as Angelina Jolie’s Salt or Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Replace Ben Foster and Join Chris Pine in Netflix’s “Outlaw King”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Outlaw KingDavid Mackenzie’s period film won’t just be about ransacking castles, as the script is said to feature a prominent love story between Robert the Bruce and his Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh.

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“Dunkirk” Star Channels The Smiths Singer Morrissey in First Trailer for “England Is Mine” (Video)

England Is Mine Trailer Jack Lowden plays the famous musician, and he’s joined by Jessica Brown Findlay and Jodie Comer in the Mark Gill-directed drama.

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“Han Solo” Movie Adds Ron Howard’s “Willow” Star Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis Han SoloDavis is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi before appearing as various characters in The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens, Rogue One and the forthcoming The Last Jedi.

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It’s “Mission: Imposter” for Christopher McQuarrie as Con Man Movie “The Chameleon” Takes Shape at Netflix

Netflix The ChameleonThere’s a lot of juicy material to mine here, but the risk lies in making something like The Walk, a very good movie that still paled in comparison to the documentary (Man on Wire) that came before it.

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“James Bond 25” Director Search: Yann Demange Eyed for Job, But Isn’t It Time for a Woman to Pilot This Franchise?

Bond PilotWe’re not going to throw names out there, but we can’t really see Kathryn Bigelow stooping to direct a Bond movie, so hold that hot take this week as Detroit hits theaters.

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Why Patty Jenkins Has Lots of Leverage for “Wonder Woman 2” as Sequel Lands Release Date

wonder-woman-excerptGal Gadot will return for the sequel, which becomes the third DCEU film to secure a release date following Justice League and James Wan’s Aquaman.

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Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, Fede Alvarez Team for Techno Thriller at Good Universe

Simon Barrett
Story details are being kept under wraps, but Barrett and Eisener are the fanboy favorites behind You’re Next and Hobo With a Shotgun.

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Toronto Film Festival Unveils First Wave of Titles, Including Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger”

stronger-excerptDavid Gordon Green directed the Boston Marathon drama, which should be quite different than last year’s Peter Berg thriller Patriots Day.

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Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play “Lord of the Rings” Author J.R.R. Tolkien in Fox Searchlight Biopic

Nicholas Hoult JRR TolkienDome Karukoski will direct from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and the film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, which has been developing the project since 2013.

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Dwayne Johnson Taps Rick Famuyiwa to Direct “Son of Shaolin” for Sony

Rick Famuyiwa Son of ShaolinBased on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, Son of Shaolin is a modern-day kung fu epic that combines Shaolin mythology with urban gentrification.

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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Gets New Trailer for 40th Anniversary Re-Release (Video)

Close EncountersWith the news that the remastered Close Encounters will screen at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, Sony has released a trailer, and we’ve gotta say, this movie has never looked better.

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Has San Diego Become the Con of Diminishing Returns?

SDCC“When you add it all up and factor in the role the internet plays in all of this, it means the exclusivity and uniqueness that used to be the main attraction of San Diego Comic-Con since 1970 is over,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Nat Faxon to Voice Leads of Matt Groening’s Animated Netflix Series “Disenchantment”

Matt Groening DisenchantmentSet in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, the adult fantasy comedy series will feature ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

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