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“Game of Thrones” Star Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Movie

Gwendoline Christie MarwencolThe film is based on the acclaimed 2010 documentary Marwencol and boasts a female-driven ensemble that includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Eiza Gonzalez.

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Emmy Winner Gail Mancuso to Direct Comedy “Besties” for DreamWorks, Universal (Exclusive)

Gail Mancuso BestiesThe story follows a woman who embarks on an epic road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush after discovering a long-lost love note.

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“Okja” Film Review: This Little Super-piggy Went to Market…and it Was Too Exhausting to Watch

OKJAAs much as it parallels heartwarming child-meets-creature movies, Okja is definitely not E.T. It’s a sweet and strange tale that has relevant ideas but is overstuffed with eccentricities and tonal cocktails that make it exhausting and at times, frustrating to watch.

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Ansel Elgort to Play Young John F. Kennedy in Naval Drama “Mayday 109”

Ansel Elgort JFK Mayday 109 MovieThe true story of JFK’s heroic feats as a Navy captain during WWII, when his PT boat was attacked and sunk by a convoy of Japanese destroyers, leading to one of the most dramatic rescues in Naval history.

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“Above Kings,” Hot Spec About Aftermath of Lockerbie Bombing, Out to Studios

Donald De Line David Henry Gerson Above KingsThe story is set amid the aftermath of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The incident claimed the lives of 189 American citizens, making it the deadliest act of terrorism against the U.S. prior to the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11.

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Fox Acquires Sci-Fi Spec from “Stranger Things” EP Karl Gajdusek

Karl Gajdusek ExcerptIn a new deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled sci-fi spec from Stranger Things executive producer Karl Gajdusek, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Michael Ellenberg will produce the project via his new Media Res shingle.

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Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner in Talks to Write “Toni Erdmann” Remake for Paramount (Exclusive)

Jenni Konner Lena Dunham Toni ErdmannJack Nicholson is slated to star as a father who tries to reconnect with his workaholic daughter (Kristen Wiig) by posing as a life coach for her company’s CEO.

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UTA, Gotham Group Shopping “The Endorsement,” Provocative Political Thriller Set Amid 2016 Election

The Endorsement by Zack FordDescribed as a cross between The Paper and Cape Fear, the script follows a Midwestern newspaper editor who is stalked by fringe extremists after she writes an article endorsing one of the candidates.

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“Baby Driver” Film Review: Pedal to the Metal Summer Blockbuster Fun

baby-driver-excerptOne could easily say that Edgar Wright’s latest, Baby Driver is a cooler and less bleak version of Drive. Sure, both have a getaway driver as the protagonist, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Plus, Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver is a lot more fun than a brooding Ryan Gosling in a quilted satin bomber jacket with a totally rad scorpion on the back.

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“Conjuring 3” In the Works: Here’s Hoping James Wan Finds a Way to Shake Things Up

The Conjuring 3Surely Wan saw how his Saw franchise grew a bit stale after seven films, so here’s hoping he finds a new director who’s eager to shake things up a bit rather than be content making another traditional haunted house movie.

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“Pitch Perfect 3” Trailer Hints at the Last Outing for the Barden Bellas (Video)

Pitch Perfect 3 ExcerptThe first Pitch Perfect 3 trailer has arrived and the Barden Bellas are back — but not looking too glamorous. With fun musical numbers, laugh-out-loud moments, and unexpected action sequences, the Bellas are here to aca-finish things.

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Warner Bros. Is Contemplating Some Interesting Moves, But Are They the Right Ones?

Warner Bros ExcerptAny studio these days needs anything it can get, in regard to both profit and prestige, but at Warner Bros., new head Toby Emmerich is making various big decisions, such as no longer working with “auteur directors” who have final cut, might not be such a good thing.

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“The Accountant” Sequel in the Works as Ben Affleck Finds His Own Brainy “Bourne” Franchise

Ben Affleck The Accountant SequelGavin O’Connor’s assassin thriller was a solid hit for Warner Bros., grossing $155 million worldwide on a relatively modest budget of $44 million.

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Sundance Film “Polka King,” Dan Gilroy Project with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo Find Home at Netflix

polka-king-excerptStreaming giant Netflix continues to expand their film slate, acquiring both The Polka King and the new Dan Gilroy film over the weekend, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“War For the Planet of the Apes” Film Review: A Superb Simian Spectacle

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."Director-writer Matt Reeves goes above and beyond the call of duty and elevates the Apes franchise even more, making War for the Planet of the Apes an epic masterpiece to bookend an outstanding sci-fi trilogy.

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Hot Weekend Reads Include Specs About Charlie Chaplin’s Grave Robbers and Moms Searching for Gold

Charlie Chaplin SmileEmma Cline’s debut novel The Girls is back on the market after initially being snapped up by super-producer Scott Rudin. Set in the summer of 1969, the story follows a 14-year-old girl who joins a commune run by charismatic madman Charles Manson.

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“Incredible Jessica James” Trailer Finds Jessica Williams Navigating Tinder, Calling Out Manspreaders (Video)

jessica-james-excerptIn the new trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming comedy feature, The Incredible Jessica James, the titular character (played by the equally incredible Jessica Williams) is set to rule her Coco Queendom whilst keeping it real on Tinder dates, dancing on rooftops, and most of all, preventing manspreading epidemics on the New York subway system.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: The “Han Solo” Debacle, “Spider-Man” Universe Updates, “Transformers” Talk (Video)

MTMP 6-23The guys also weigh in on Daniel Day-Lewis’ surprising decision to retire from acting.

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What the Lord and Miller Firing Means to the Overall World of Lucasfilm

Phil Lord Chris Miller ExcerptDoes Lucasfilm have itself a Director Problem? Because let’s face it — at this point, what has become obvious is that the vision to be fulfilled, from here on out, is Kennedy’s, and woe be to any director who thinks differently.

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Film / TV Production Co. Seeks Assistant to Head of Scripted

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 We need someone with strong internship experience and driven determination to excel in the entertainment industry.

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Two of TV’s Best Actresses, Neve Campbell and Carrie Coon, Join Star-Studded Movies

Neve Campbell Carrie Coon Skyscraper WidowsRawson Marshall Thurber is writing and directing Legendary’s 3D action-thriller Skyscraper, while Oscar winner Steve McQueen is directing the female heist movie Widows.

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Andre Hyland’s “The 4th,” the Best Comedy of the Summer, Just Got a Trailer… and a Distributor (Video)

Andre Hyland The 4thGravitas Ventures has acquired the low-budget indie comedy, which reminded us of Kevin Smith’s Clerks when I first saw it.

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Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners: “Becks”, “The Keeping Hours” Come Out on Top

becks-excerptThe popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.

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Laurence Fishburne, Richard Linklater to Reunite for “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne Where'd You Go BernadetteCate Blanchett will star as an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing right before a family vacation, prompting her husband and teenage daughter to search for her.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star In “Second Act,” Romantic Comedy in Vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl”

Jennifer Lopez Second ActShe’ll play a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle when she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

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James Bond Reunion? “Quantum of Solace” Star Gemma Arterton in Talks to Join Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” (Exclusive)

Gemma Arterton Christopher RobinIn between directing Finding Neverland and World War Z, Forster directed the second of Daniel Craig’s 007 films, which saw Arterton play Bond girl Strawberry Fields.

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“Stronger” Trailer Gives an Emotional Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston Marathon Bombing Drama (Video)

stronger-excerptIt has been four years since the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, but the devastation of the event is still fresh in our heads — and the new trailer for Stronger paints a picture of the day through the inspiring true story of survivor Jeff Bauman, who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong”.

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There Are No Bad Guys in the “Han Solo” Movie Debacle, But There Are Rules

Han Solo Cast Photo ExcerptWhen it comes to the recent shake-up of the upcoming Han Solo film, it isn’t fair to blame either party, even if it is more exciting to take the sides of creators against a bureaucratic power. But if one’s going to play in the sandbox, they also need to play by the rules.

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Ron Howard to Take Over and Finish “Han Solo” Movie for Lucasfilm

Ron Howard ExcerptAfter the surprise firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm have tapped Ron Howard to take over the untitled Han Solo standalone film.

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Chadwick Boseman Serves Justice in the First “Marshall” Trailer (Video)

Marshall ExcerptChadwick Boseman has swapped out his Wakandan superhero outfit for a finely tailored suit in the first official trailer for Marshall, an upcoming biopic detailing the lift of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

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