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Ed Helms And Amanda Seyfried Put Their Hands Together For “The Clapper”

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Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried have been tapped as the leads of the comedy, The Clapper. Dito Montiel is slated to adapt and direct the feature about a professional clapper for infomercials that gets 15 minutes of fame on a late night talk show.

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{Exclusive} “Game Of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke To Topline Romantic Dramedy “In Spite Of Us”

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The rising star best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen is on board for the romantic dramedy based on James Collins’s novel Beginner’s Greek.

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Ethan Hawke To Star In Thunder Road & Fundamental Films’ “24 Hours To Live”

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Ethan Hawke has signed on to star in 24 Hours To Live. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales at the European Film Market in Berlin while CAA handles domestic rights.

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Rosamund Pike Eyes The Lead In Adaptation Of “Guernsey”

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Rosamund Pike is the latest A-list actress to circle the lead role of Guernsey, which also has Mike Newell in talks to direct.

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“Final Score” Lands “Heist” Director Scott Mann

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Scott Mann has been tapped to direct the action thriller, Final Score. Written by brothers Keith and David T. Lynch, the is set during a major sporting event where the stadium is taken hostage by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom.

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{Exclusive} “John Wick” Producers Fire Up New Action Thriller “Smoke On The Water”


Thunder Road Pictures has snapped up the high-powered action thriller Smoke On The Water from scribes Trey Callaway and Rick Parks–a project which could prove to be the launch of a new blockbuster franchise.

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Smoke On The Water (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but the story is set in the world of offshore boat racing, open water drug smuggling and the U.S. Coast Guard–exploring the “nautical narcotic highway” from Cuba to Key West.

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HALF LIFE – Official Trailer (Dominic Monaghan, Sarah Habel, Tom Sizemore)

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In the near future, where the world relies on renewable energy, a safety inspector is sent on a dangerous mission to a remote nuclear power plant after it suddenly goes offline.

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Universal Nabs Musical Comedy From Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are teaming with Wicked producer Marc Platt on the R-rated musical comedy following the misadventures of two pilots.

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UNTITLED CHANNING TATUM-JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT MUSICAL COMEDY (Sales)

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The R-rated musical comedy will feature two pilots on a misadventure.

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Lionsgate Announces “MacGyver” Feature, With TV Reboot Also In The Works At CBS

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Lionsgate announced on Friday that it will develop a new action-adventure film based on the classic TV series, MacGyver. The project is being developed along with a television reboot at CBS.

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Bella Heathcote Joins “Fifty Shades Darker” As Christian Grey’s Ex

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Heathcote has signed on for the second installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise based on the best-selling books by E.L. James. She’ll play Leila, a former lover of Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey.

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Michael Pitt To Play Villain Opposite Scarlett Johansson In “Ghost in the Shell”

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Pitt will play the Laughing Man in the Rupert Sanders-directed live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s beloved manga about a special ops cyborg (Johansson) who leads a counter-cyberterrorist organization.

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James Franco To Helm “Zola Tells All” Stripper Road Trip Saga

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James Franco is set to direct Zola Tells All, which is based on one of the biggest social media events from 2015.

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“Gravity” Writer Jonas Cuaron Swings In To Write And Direct New Zorro Movie

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Jonás Cuarón is set to helm a new film in storied Zorro franchise. No word yet on the story, but the Gravity scribe will write and direct a brand new take on the swashbuckling hero.

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The Complete List Of Nominees For The 2016 NAACP Image Awards

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The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music, and literature. Leading the nominees are Ryan Coogler’s Creed with six nods and Fox’s Empire, which landed 12 nominations.

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{Exclusive} Woody Harrelson Takes On Role Of Legendary Gambler “Titanic Thompson”

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Woody Harrelson is betting on a new biopic, Titanic Thompson, based on the real life of the titular career gambler. He’s set to star as Thompson in the adaptation of Kevin Cook’s biography.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (2.04.16)

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Sophomore Kung Fu Panda 3 will easily take keep the top spot against Super Bowl 50, while new entries Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Hail, Caesar!, and The Choice will cluster around $8-10 million for a tight battle with holdovers The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Hafthor Julius Björnsson of “Game Of Thrones” To Play Villain In “Kickboxer: Retaliation”

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Hafthor Julius Björnsson, the massive behemoth of a man known for playing The Mountain on HBO’s Game of Thrones has been tapped to play the villain in Kickboxer: Retaliation.

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Dany Boon To Helm Action-Comedy “Raid Dingue”

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Raid Dingue, a French police action-comedy, has set Dany Boon to helm the project. The film will shoot in France and Belgium later this month.

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Brenton Thwaites Signs Onto “Office Uprising”

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Brenton Thwaites is set to star in Office Uprising. The Exchange will launch sales of the zombie-action flick at the Berlin Film Festival.

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ME BEFORE YOU – Trailer (Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman)

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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

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Bryan Singer Officially On Board To Direct “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”

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Bryan Singer has officially signed on to captain the feature adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Sony Taps Jesse Wigutow To Adapt “Descender”

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Jesse Wigutow is set to adapt sci-fi comic book Descender. The project is set at Sony under Immersive Pictures.

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon Bombing Film Gets Picked Up By Bold Films

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s film, Stronger has found a home at Bold Films. The company will produce and finance the project about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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Jessica Chastain In Talks To Play Lead In “Woman Walks Ahead”

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Jessica Chastain is in talks for the lead role in Woman Walks Ahead. The project is helmed by Susanna White and was written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

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{Exclusive} The Beastie Boys Memoir Gets Crafty On The Rights Market

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The memoir is being described as an oral history of the band and its times, in which Mike D and Ad-Rock trace the Beasties’ origins as a New York City high school hardcore band in 1981 through their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 VES Awards

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On Tuesday, the Visual Effects Society announced the winners of the 14th annual VES Awards. This year’s winners had a heavy hand in creating some of the biggest commercial successes of the year–including blockbuster titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant.

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Bill Sage To Star In “Wecome To Willits” With Dolph Lundgren

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Welcome To Willits has put together its cast with Bill Sage, Dolph Lundgren, Anastasia Baranova, and Sabina Gadecki. The film is adapted from the 2015 short film Welcome To Willits: After Sundown.

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Jim Gaffigan & Carl Reiner To Play “Duck Duck Goose”

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Carl Reiner and Jim Gaffigan are signing onto Duck Duck Goose, a new animated feature from Original Force Animation and Christopher Jenkins. They join previously cast Stephen Fry, Zendaya, Jennifer Grey, and Molly Shannon.

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