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“Bond 25”: Danny Boyle Is Frontrunner to Direct Daniel Craig’s Last Movie as 007

Danny Boyle Bond 25Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is the frontrunner to direct the next film in the James Bond franchise, casually known as Bond 25, an agency source has told the Tracking Board.

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The Complete List of 2018 BAFTA Awards Winners

BAFTA2017Martin McDonagh’s won five BAFTAs including Best Film, Best British Film and for its Original Screenplay, while Guillermo del Toro’s earned three including Best Director.

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Pilot Season 2018: The Complete Network Guide (Updating)

pilot season 2018UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.

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“School of Rock” Star Tony Cavalero in Talks to Play Ozzy Osbourne in Netflix’s Motley Crue Movie “The Dirt” (Exclusive)

Tony Cavalero Ozzy The DirtOzzy was never a member of Motley Crue, but served as the headliner on one of the band’s early tours. His antics on the road were even more outrageous than theirs — no easy feat, mind you.

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Chris Columbus Adapting, Directing Video Game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” for Blumhouse

ColumbusFiveNightsThe popular mobile game has led to six video games, books and other merchandise that’s right in line with some of Columbus’ past work including Gremlins, Night at the Museum and the first two Harry Potter movies.

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Netflix Buys Universal Sci-Fi Thriller “Extinction” Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan

PenaCaplanExtinctionDirected by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the movie was pulled from Universal’s release schedule a few months back, and it’s now going the way of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Todd Phillips’ Villain Origin Story

<> on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Phoenix is in talks to play the Joker in an origin story of the iconic Batman villain. Phillips will direct as well as co-write the film with Scott Silver.

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Michelle MacLaren to Direct Chris Pratt Action Movie “Cowboy Ninja Viking” for Universal

Michelle MacLaren Cowboy Ninja VikingPratt is also a producer on the film, and sources say he was a big part of the push for a female director on Cowboy Ninja Viking, as Jennifer Yuh Nelson was also a finalist for the action-heavy gig.

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Clint Eastwood Circling 90-Year-Old Drug Courier Tale “The Mule” at Warner Bros., Imperative (Exclusive)

Clint Eastwood The MuleLeo Sharp was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90. He was transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan in his beat-up old pickup truck when he was arrested by the DEA.

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Superman Prequel Series “Metropolis” From “Gotham” Producers to Launch on DC Digital Service

metropolis Lois Lane and Lex Luthor are the main characters on the new series that is set in Metropolis before Clark Kent’s arrival.

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Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

EmilyBluntJungleCruiseThe Oscar-nominated actress is joining the Disney action-adventure based on the popular Walt Disney theme park attraction. Plans are to start production in Atlanta and Hawaii in May.

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Juliette Lewis Joins Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “A Million Little Pieces” Movie (Exclusive)

Juliette Lewis A Million Little PiecesSam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the adaptation of James Frey’s book, and the cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi and David Dastmalchian.

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Sam Raimi Teaming with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lionsgate for “The Kingkiller Chronicles”

samraimigettyThe Evil Dead director is currently in talks for Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy series, which would make it his first film in more than five years after directing 2013’s Oz, the Great and Powerful.

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Michael Shannon Joins Alexander Skarsgard in AMC Miniseries “Little Drummer Girl”

michael_shannon Park Chan-Wook is directing and executive producing all six episodes of the limited series, which also stars Florence Pugh.

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Netflix in Negotiations to Acquire Next “Cloverfield” Movie From Paramount (Updated)

Cloverfield DuoJulius Onah directed Bad Robot’s sci-fi movie, which boasts a strong international cast including David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Zhang Ziyi.

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Will Patton Joins Jamie Lee Curtis in Blumhouse’s “Halloween” Sequel (Exclusive)

Will Patton HalloweenPatton is a beloved character actor who started out with early roles in Silkwood, After Hours, and Desperately Seeking Susan, but the Patton pics that I know and love range from Copycat and The Client to Armageddon and The Mothman Diaries.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Writers to Direct The Flash’s Solo Movie “Flashpoint” for WB, DC

Flashpoint DirectorsWarners had been courting Ben Affleck to direct at one point, but he turned down the job, and the studio didn’t want to wait for Robert Zemeckis, so they moved quickly to secure the team behind Vacation and Game Night.

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“The Crown” Star Matt Smith in Talks to Play Charles Manson in Indie Movie “The Family” (Exclusive)

Matt Smith as MansonDetroit star Hannah Murray and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón are in talks to play Manson’s followers Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins, respectively.

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“Creed 2”: Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu to Play Dolph Lundgren’s Son and Michael B. Jordan’s Opponent (Exclusive)

Florian Munteanu Creed 2It was Ivan Drago who killed Adonis Creed’s father, Apollo (Carl Weathers), so expect the younger Creed to try and get his revenge on the Russian’s son in the sequel.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Leo DjangoMargot Robbie is in talks to play Sharon Tate, while Tarantino is still deciding between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise for the other male lead, with the latter actor believed to have a slight edge.

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Warner Bros. Sets 2019 Release Date for “Shazam!”

ShazamThe latest DC Comics superhero will come to theaters in just over a year with Zachary Levi playing the title character and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg directing.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Joining “Black Panther’s” Chadwick Boseman for “Expatriate”

JenkinsBosemanJenkins is finishing up post on his adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk while Boseman has wrapped the Avengers movies and will be out promoting Black Panther soon.

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Dakota Johnson to Star Opposite Chris Hemsworth in Drew Goddard’s Thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale” (Exclusive)

Dakota Johnson Bad Times at the El RoyaleChris Hemsworth is set to star alongside Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Russell Crowe, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, and up-and-coming actress Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising).

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What Does the Lack of Golden Globes Love Mean for the Film Shut-Outs?

ThreeBillboardsGlobesJordan Peele’s Get Out, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Call Me By Your Name and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk were noticeably absent from winning a single category.

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How Did Sam Rockwell Steal the Golden Globe that Was Willem Dafoe’s to Lose?

SamRockwellGoldenGlobesThe first big shocker of the night had the star of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receive the Golden Globe for his supporting performance over the The Florida Project star who has received so many critical accolades.

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Sara Bareilles Joins NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” as Mary Magdalene

bareillesmarymagdaleneBareilles has been nominated for multiple Grammy nominations including one for the cast album from her Tony-winning musical Waitress.

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Writers Guild Announces Nominations for 2018 Film and Doc Awards

WGAAwardsAs expected, Jordan Peele’s screenplay for Get Out and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird screenplay received nominations, but so did the adapted screenplay for Logan.

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“The Last Jedi” Star Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez in MGM’s Animated “Addams Family” Movie (Exclusive)

Oscar Isaac The Addams FamilyThere’s no word on any casting yet for Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch or Uncle Fester yet, as MGM is waiting to close its deal with Isaac first before moving on to the rest of the family.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Racks Up $45 Million on Thursday Night

LastjediBoxOfficeThe sequel, directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson, opens nationwide in over 4,200 theaters where it’s likely to be the biggest opener of the year, surpassing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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The Black List 2017

black listThe Black List 2017 has arrived! We have the complete list of screenplays and their writers, compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives.

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