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Kristen Stewart Returns to Mainstream Movies, Will Star in Survival Thriller “Underwater”

Kristen Stewart UnderwaterWill Eubank (The Signal) will direct the adventure thriller for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

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“Get Out” Film Review: The Subversive and Racially-Charged Horror is a Disturbing Delight

get-out-excerptWatching Get Out was like watching an episode of The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror in that it gave us a story that felt fictitious enough to entertain, but real enough to freak us out. Peele cleverly uses the horror genre to craft a film that is a delightfully demented mashup of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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Netflix Collars Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” But Who Will Join Robert De Niro?

Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro The IrishmanHarvey Keitel is being sought to play Jimmy Hoffa, the head of the Teamsters union who disappeared in 1975.

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After Surviving King Kong, Kyle Chandler to Star in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

Kyle Chandler Godzilla 2The Godzilla sequel must be pretty special for Chandler to do another monster movie following Super 8 and King Kong.

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Dan Mazeau to Write “Van Helsing” Movie for Universal’s Classic Monsters Universe (Exclusive)

Van Helsing Dan MazeauProducers Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman are the narrative architects behind the ambitious slate of genre movies.

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Charlize Theron Set For Adaptation of Spy Thriller “Need to Know”

charlize-excerptAcademy Award winner Charlize Theron will dive into the world of the CIA and espionage in the forthcoming adaptation of the unpublished novel Need to Know, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Universal recently acquired the rights to the book by Karen Cleveland, who worked as an analyst for the CIA.

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“Han Solo” Cast Gathers for First-Look Photo in the Millennium Falcon

Han Solo Cast Photo ExcerptDisney and Lucasfilm have unveiled the first look at the cast for the upcoming Han Solo spinoff project, with the film following a young Han, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca on their smuggling and scoundrel-filled adventures.

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Ralph Fiennes Announces Next Directing Project as Biopic of Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Ralph Fiennes ExcerptCoriolanus and The Invisible Woman director Ralph Fiennes has announced his newest directing project as THE WHITE CROW, a biopic based on the life of Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. David Hare is adapting the script, which is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Movie

Donald Glover James Earl Jones Lion KingJones voiced Mufasa in the original animated Lion King, while Glover continues his incredible year by landing the lead in this ambitious “reimagining.”

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“Annabelle 2” Director David F. Sandberg In Talks to Helm “Shazam”

sandberg-excerptThe gestating adaptation of the DC superhero Shazam is circling Annabelle 2 director David F. Sandberg to helm comic book movie at New Line Cinema. The movie will introduce the superhero to the DCEU, joining his Justice League comrades Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Disney Veteran Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of “Mary Poppins Returns”

Angela Lansbury ExcerptThe latest casting announcement for the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns comes from within, as Mouse House veteran Angela Lansbury has been tapped for a role in the film, which is currently shooting at Shepperton Studios.

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“Logan” Film Review: An Epic Superhero Finale That Bleeds With Emotion and Carnage

logan-excerptJames Mangold’s Logan finally gives Jackman an opportunity to spread his claws and partake in all the graphic dismemberment that Wolverine fans deserve and that’s pretty much what diehard fans have been craving for the past decade and a half.

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The New “Song To Song” Trailer is Drowning in Terrence Malick-isms (VIDEO)

song-to-songThe new trailer for Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s pic that explores the Austin music scene, just dropped and it checks all the boxes of a Malickian film: plenty of sun-glaring outdoor scenes, philosophical overtones, an overuse of fish-eye lens, dizzyingly angled shots, and relationships between angsty hot people.

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“Straight Outta Compton” Writer Andrea Berloff to Adapt and Direct New Line’s Female Mob Film “The Kitchen”

The Kitchen ExcerptOscar-nominated writer Andrea Berloff has been tapped by New Line Cinema to adapt and direct The Kitchen, the Tracking Board has confirmed. This will be the directorial debut for Berloff.

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“Fist Fight” Film Review: Comedy Lands a Couple Good Jabs, But Not a Knockout

fist-fight-excerptFist Fight delivers everything you expect to the point where it is predictable and unimaginative — but you watch it anyway because it has some talented, funny people in it. It feels like the kind of comedy that Hollywood made because they felt like this is exactly what the audiences wanted.

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Jared Leto to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Crime Movie “77”

Jared Leto 77Law & Order maestro Dick Wolf is producing the Paramount project, which involves the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

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“Suicide Squad 2”: Odds That Mel Gibson Will Direct Are Between Slim and None

Mel Gibson The Joker Suicide Squad 2Hot off an Oscar nomination for directing Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson is being courted by Warner Bros. to direct Suicide Squad 2, though three more male filmmakers remain in the mix.

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“Newsroom” Scribe Matthew Lopez to Rewrite “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland (Exclusive)

Matthew Lopez Chaos WalkingDoug Liman will direct the YA movie, which is based on the first book in Patrick Ness’ best-selling trilogy.

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“Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali Moving From Drug Dealer to Drug Drama “Triple Frontier”

Mahershala Ali Triple Frontier Director J.C. Chandor and writer-producer Mark Boal have recruited the Oscar-nominated actor for Paramount’s crime thriller.

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XX Film Review: A Fierce and Frightening Foursome of Female-Directed Films

xx-excerptThe quartet of films helmed by an all-female crew including Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, and musician-turned-director Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) deliver four very different kind of scares that, although not pee-in-your-pants terrifying, keep in tradition of the horror anthologies before it.

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Niki Caro to Direct Disney’s “Mulan” Movie, Taking Her Out of Contention for “Captain Marvel”

Niki Caro MulanOriginal Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.

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“Spotlight” Scribe to Adapt “The Fox Hunt” at Fox 2000 with Marc Platt Producing

Marc Platt ExcerptLast year’s Best Picture winner is teaming with this year’s Best Picture frontrunner. Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the unpublished non-fiction book The Fox Hunt, with La La Land‘s Marc Platt producing and Spotlight writer Josh Singer set to adapt the story.

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Robert Downey Jr. Goes From Iron Man to Con-Man in Richard Linklater Movie Based on Podcast

robert-downey-jr-excerptMarvel superstar Robert Downey Jr. and indie film maestro Richard Linklater are teaming up for a yet-to-be-titled film based on an episode of the popular “Man of the People” podcast from Gimlet Media.

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There’s a New A-List in Town — The Assistant List Shines a Light on Unrepped Writers

Assistant List 2017 The list showcases the best screenplays and TV pilots written by industry assistants, as voted on by other assistants. Is the next Aaron Sorkin already working for you? You won’t know until you check this list twice!

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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2017 BAFTA Awards: The Complete List of Winners

bafta-excerptThe BAFTA Awards — which are essentially the across-the-pond-Oscars — were handed out this weekend and, to no surprise, Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land cleaned up by picking up five trophies including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Director.

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Oscar Isaac To Play a Double Agent in WWII Thriller “The Garbo Network”

isaac-excerptForce Awakens star Oscar Isaac will take a break from his X-wing piloting to play the real-life double agent Juan Pujol Garcia in the upcoming World War II thriller The Garbo Agent.

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Matt Reeves to Replace Ben Affleck as Director of “The Batman” — Why He’s the Perfect Choice

Matt Reeves The BatmanWarner Bros. is letting the right one into the Batcave.

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Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord Unite in First Look at “Avengers: Infinity War” (Video)

Avengers Infinity War ExcerptFriday evening the official Marvel Studios Twitter account posted a three and a half minute video — of the first look at Avengers: Infinity War. Bet Marvel fans weren’t expecting this.

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STXfilms Signs on to Save the World with Sci-Fi Thriller “Black Hole” from Brad Peyton

Black Hole ExcerptThe new project from San Andreas director Brad Peyton, sci-fi thriller Black Hole, has been acquired by STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment. It will be introduced at Berlin.

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