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John Carpenter Joins Latest “Halloween” Installment

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Master of horror, John Carpenter, has signed on to executive produce the latest installment of the classic Halloween franchise.

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Cisneros Media Nabs Distribution Rights To Barreto Family’s Films

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The Barreto family, known as “Brazil’s first family of cinema”, has closed a deal for the worldwide representation rights of their cinematic slate with Cisneros Media Distribution.

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Rebel Wilson To Headline Romantic Comedy From New Line

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Rebel Wilson has been tapped to star in an untitled romantic comedy for New Line. The project is currently searching for a director.

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Lori Evans Taylor Sells Thriller Pitch To Sony Pictures

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Lori Evans Taylor has sold an untitled micro-budget thriller pitch to Sony Pictures. Akiva Goldsman has signed on to produce.

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“Pitch Perfect” Star Brittany Snow Gets Familiar With Rom-Com “Platonic” (Exclusive)

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Snow, best known for her role in the hit musicals Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, is set to star in and produce the romantic comedy with Cranium Entertainment and Eclectic Pictures.

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Shondaland & Fox 2000 In Talks To Bring “Dare Divas” To Big Screen

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Fox 2000 is in talks to acquire the life rights to Dare Divas, a group of women inspiring the internet by living life to the fullest. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers are in talks to produce through their banner Shondaland.

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (05.23.16)

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The Angry Birds Movie swooped into theaters this weekend, surprising everyone by overtaking Captain America: Civil War for the #1 spot.

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New Animated “Garfield” Movie Purring At Alcon Entertainment

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Despite his ill-willed feelings about Mondays, today is a good day for Garfield. Alcon Entertainment has wrangled the rights to the lasagna-loving feline and is developing a CG animated feature of the classic comic strip.

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The Angry Birds Movie Review: A Foul Fowl Film

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When a movie’s source material is a game downloaded on smartphones, the sole purpose of which is to serve as a brief distraction, one can assume a 90-minute adaptation that attempts to stay faithful to its ‘story’ won’t translate very well.

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Jeff Bridges And Taylor Kitsch Join All-Star Cast For Firefighter Drama

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Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch have been tapped to join Summit Entertainment’s untitled firefighter film. The two will join Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale.

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Judd Apatow-Produced “The Big Sick” Adds Comedian Adeel Akhtar

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Stand-up comedian Adeel Akhtar is joining the cast of The Big Sick. The film stars Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani with Judd Apatow producing.

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Whitney Cummings To Direct And Star In “The Female Brain”

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The former Whitney star is set to make her directorial debut with the comedy based on the book by Louann Brizendine.

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Cannes Spotlight: Richard Gere’s “The Dinner” Acquired By The Orchard And “Mimosas” Wins Big At Critics Week

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The news from Cannes this week includes The Orchard nabbing Richard Gere’s The Dinner and the heap of critical praise for Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas.

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“Fruit Ninja” Movie Adaptation Ready To Slice Its Way On To The Big Screen

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Get ready to slice some serious fruit because a live-action family comedy based on the popular mobile app, Fruit Ninja is in the works.

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Jeff Goldblum Confirmed As The Grandmaster In “Thor: Ragnarok”

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Marvel Studios has confirmed the cast for Thor: Ragnarok. In addition to Goldblum, the cast includes previously reported Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo.

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Is Michael Keaton Finally Joining “Spider-Man: Homecoming”?

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It seems that the Oscar-nominated actor is in talks again to play the yet-to-be-announced villain role.

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“The Big Short” Actor Finn Wittrock Tapped For “Landline”

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Finn Wittrock, best known for last year’s The Big Short, will join Jenny Slate in the feature comedy Landline. The film reteams Slate with the writer and director behind Obvious Child.

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James Franco’s “Future World” Adds Lucy Liu, Snoop Dogg, And More

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Lucy Liu, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Suki Waterhouse, Margarita Levieva, and Jeffrey Wahlberg have joined Future World.

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Noomi Rapace Eyed To Join Netflix’s “Bright” With Will Smith And Joel Edgerton

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star could be joining the David Ayer-directed fantastical cop thriller.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (05.19.16)

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Predicting this weekend is like splitting hairs. Captain America: Civil War will have a sizable third weekend to be sure, but newcomers The Angry Birds Movie and Neighbors 2 will duke it out for a chance at 1st place.

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“Fear The Walking Dead” Star Elizabeth Rodriguez In Talks To Join “Wolverine 3″

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Rodriguez is currently circling a role in Wolverine 3 at 20th Century Fox. She would join Hugh Jackman for the X-Men spin-off sequel directed by James Mangold.

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Warner Bros. Snags Matias Caruso “Judgement Day” Pitch With Guy Ritchie Producing


Warner Bros. bought the action thriller pitch from Matias Caruso with Guy Ritchie attached to produce. Caruso, who landed on the 2013 Hit List for his script Offerings, is the writer of the upcoming horror comedy Mayhem.

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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Robert Ludlum Movie Universe

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Universal is in the works on a new movie universe based around the works of Robert Ludlum and is teaming up with Dwayne Johnson to bring it to fruition starting with The Janson Directive.

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Margot Robbie Circling “Goodbye Christopher Robin” With Domhnall Gleeson

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Margot Robbie’s schedule is filling up fast. Following the announcement of a Harley Quinn spin-off project at DC, Robbie is now in talks to star in Goodbye Christopher Robin.

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“Fight Club” Author Chuck Palahniuk Launches Kickstarter Campaign For “Lullaby” Movie

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As one of Palahniuk’s more personal novels, the story follows a passed-his-prime journalist named Carl Streator, who investigates a series of infant deaths associated with the reading of an ancient “culling song.”

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James Franco Taps Milla Jovovich For “Future World”

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Milla Jovovich has been added to the cast of Future World. James Franco is co-directing the project, as well as starring in it and having created the story.

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Ellen Page To Headline Indie Zombie Film “The Third Wave”

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Ellen Page has signed on to star in the zombie thriller The Third Wave from David Freyne, who will be making his feature directing debut. She joins previously cast Sam Kelley.

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Ridley Scott And “The Martian” Crew Back Together For Andy Weir Pitch

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Andy Weir, author of The Martian, has sold an untitled pitch to 20th Century Fox. Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg and Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott will produce.

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Warner Bros. And DC Films Hope To Adjust Course In Wake Of “Batman V. Superman”

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Jon Berg and Geoff Johns are set to co-run DC Films, a newly created company, in an effort to get their feature superheroes back on track. It’s one of many shake-ups to come at the studio.

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Olga Kurylenko To Star Alongside Adam Driver In “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” — Cannes

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The film will follow Don Quixote and how he believes an advertising executive played by Adam Driver is Sancho Panza, the main character from the classic Do Miguel de Cervante’s novel from 1605.

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