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Sony’s Silver Sable-Black Cat Movie “Silver and Black” Lands Pair of In-Demand Female Scribes

Silver Sable Black Cat Christopher Yost SonyLindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) have been tapped to write the superhero movie, which is being directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.13.18) Bella Heathcote, Jamie McShane, Josh Dallas Land Roles & More…

The Man in the High Castle star Bella Heathcote has been cast as the female lead opposite Jack Reynor in CBS All Access’ drama series Strange Angel.

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Celebrate the Romanticism of Friendship with These Films on Valentine’s Day

sisterhood of the traveling pants“There’s a kind of love you share with your best friend(s) that’s not quite romance but is a deeper connection than you have with anyone else. It’s a sort of romantic love where you’d rather be with this person than anyone else. Something that’s not nearly celebrated enough, but should be,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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Jason Statham to Play — What Else? — Another Assassin in Action Thriller “The Killer’s Game”

Jason Statham The Killer's GameStatham will play a veteran assassin who takes out a hit on himself after being diagnosed with a painful terminal illness. The catch? It turns out he was misdiagnosed, and now he must fend off the onslaught of fellow assassins out to cash in on the contract.

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“Den of Thieves” Gets Sequel with Gerard Butler, Director Christian Gudegast Returning

DenOfThievesSEquelO’Shea Jackson Jr. is still in negotiations, but otherwise, everyone including “50 Cent” Jackson are on board for another heist movie.

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“Descendants” Writers Jim Rash, Nat Faxon Directing “Batso and the Wall” for 3311 Productions

RashFaxonThe directors of the 2013 Sundance fave The Way, Way Back will tackle the amazing achievement by mountain climber Warren “Batso” Harding, working from a script by Eamon O’Sullivan.

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Morgan Freeman & Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join John Travolta’s “Poison Rose”

PoisonExcerpt The Poison Rose is being described in the vein of Chinatown, L.A Confidential, and The Long Goodbye.

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Dwayne Johnson is on a Mission to Save the World in Latest “Rampage” Trailer (Video)

RampageExcerptSan Andreas director Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson reteam for the 1980’s video game inspired film.

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Melissa McCarthy Joins Tiffany Haddish in New Line Crime-Drama “The Kitchen”

Melissa Mccarthy excerptBased on the Vertigo Comics series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, the film will be written and directed by Straight Outta Compton writer Andrea Berloff.

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LeBron James Producing “House Party” Remake for New Line

LeBronJamesHousePartyAtlanta writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori are writing the screenplay for James’ planned reboot.

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Fox Dates Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile,” Reshuffles Other Release Dates

DeathOnNileDateThe sequel to the Fox hit Murder on the Orient Express will hit theaters on Nov. 8, 2019, while Alita: Battle Angel has been pushed back from the summer to the holidays.

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Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez Clash in New Trailer for MGM/Pantelion “Overboard” Remake (Video)

OverboardTrailerThe comedy actress and Mexican superstar put a new twist on the 1987 romantic comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

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“Deadpool” Director Tim Miller, Brian Michael Bendis Team for Mystery X-Men Movie “143”

MillerBendisCould this be a solo Kitty Pryde movie from the creative duo? Fox isn’t saying what “143” refers to although astute X-readers will know that issue focused on the phasing mutant hero.

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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Team Up for Andy Fickman’s “The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife”

MidlerStoneBased on the award-winning Broadway play, the two Oscar-nominated actors will play childhood friends reunited years after leading very different lives.

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Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens and More Fill Out John Lee Hancock’s “Highwaymen” Cast

BatesDickensFilming has begun in Louisiana for the crime-drama about a pair of lawmen (played by Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) who make a last ditch attempt to capture Bonnie and Clyde.

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Michael Fassbender to Star in Action Comedy “Kung Fury,” a Feature-Length Sequel to the Viral Short Film

Michael Fassbender Kung FuryThe movie will co-star David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original short film, which was a record-breaking success on Kickstarter and has earned over 40 million views worldwide.

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Jim Parsons to Play Drag Queen in Fox’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride”

Jim Parsons Georgia McBrideParsons will play the role of Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who coaches the protagonist in the art of performing, transforming him from a washed-up Elvis impersonator to a show-stopping Florida drag queen.

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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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Trailer for Quirky Rom-Com “Keep the Change” Will Make You Smile (Video)

KeepTheChangeTrailerRachel Israel’s debut stars newcomers Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon as two adults living with Autism who try to have a normal romantic relationship.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.12.18) “The Orville”, “Claws”, “Shooter” Add to Their Cast & More…

Agents of Shield actress Felisha Terrell and Girls Trip star Regina Hall also land recurring roles.

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Amblin Partners, Picture Co. Turning Jacob Chase Horror Short “Larry” into Feature

LarryJacobChaseThe studio hopes to mirror the success of horror films Mama and Lights Out, which both originated from short films.

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IFC Films Picks Up Paul Dano’s “Wildlife,” Starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal

CareyMulliganWildlifeDano’s directorial debut, an adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel, received mixed reactions at Sundance.

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Alicia Vikander, Morten Tyldum Join Together for “The Marsh King’s Daughter”

VikanderTyldumMarshKingThe 2017 novel by Karen Dionne would put the Oscar-winning Swedish actor in the role of a woman born from the union of her mother with the man who kidnapped her, and Vikander’s character decides to get revenge for their treatment.

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“Fifty Shades Freed” Wins the Weekend with Less Than $40 Million

FiftyShadesFreedBO2Sony’s family film Peter Rabbit came in second place, followed by Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris.

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Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Reunites with Joe Berlinger for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

jamesHetfieldThe singer of the influential rock band will be playing his first dramatic role, filling up the impressive cast that already includes Zac Efron, Lilly Collins and John Malkovich.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 2018 WGA Awards

WGAAwardsJordan Peele’s Get Out and James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name scripts won the top film prizes while The Handmaid’s Tale continued its winning streak with two awards.

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“Call Me By Your Name,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” Win This Year’s USC Scripter Awards

USCScripterWinnerAwarded to screenwriter and original author of the source material, the USC Scripter has been given out since 1988. The film prize often is a herald for the WGA and Oscar winner in the adapted screenplay category.

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Views are Changing Towards “Oscar Fodder” Yet Some Actors, Filmmakers Still Can’t Catch a Break

GyllenhaalHanksOScarsAre this year’s unconventional nominees meant to stir things up from the norm or is there actual bias against certain actors and filmmakers because they’re such obvious choices?

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Reviewing the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

OscarAnimatedShortsOur first series of brief reviews of the Oscar-nominated shorts currently playing in 200 theaters across the country before Oscar night on March 4.

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Is Netflix Hollywood’s Great Savior or Is It Trying to Change Things Too Swiftly to Succeed?

brightHaving more immediate success with its Emmy-winning television series, many in their third, fourth and fifth seasons, will Netflix’s decision to release so much content on a weekly basis end up hurting the brand?

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