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Paramount Players Acquires Comedy Pitch from “Uncle Drew” Writer Jay Longino

JayExcerptWhile the title and logline are being held under lock and key, the project is said to be set in the world of West Coast hip-hop.

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“Chappaquiddick” Writers Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan on Separating Truth from Rumor (Interview)

ChappaquiddickWritersThe duo’s first produced screenplay unwraps the mystery surrounding a fateful night for Senator Ted Kennedy in 1969 that would affect the rest of his political career.

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Liam Neeson & Lesley Manville Cast in Indie Romance “Normal People”

NeesonExcerpt The film centers on a long-married couple who test their relationship and face an uncertain future when the wife is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.

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TriStar Lands Alex Garland’s New Haunted House Script “The Toymaker’s Secret”

Alex GarlandGarland’s wife, Paloma Baeza, will direct the film, which follows an American family who move into an old Victorian house in London and begin to believe it might be haunted.

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Glenn Close Stuns in First Trailer for Likely Oscar Bid “The Wife” (Video)

WifeExcerpt Adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, The Wife follows Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and the perfectly devoted wife.

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Up-and-Coming Writer Has ‘High Hopes’ for Hot Spec “Junior,” About Frank Sinatra and His Son’s Kidnapping

Junior SpecWritten by Peter Malone Elliott, the story finds the mercurial Frank Sinatra at the apex of his career when he’s forced to team up with the FBI to rescue his son from a group of inept kidnappers, giving Ol’ Blue Eyes the chance to repair their broken father-son bond.

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“Rampage” Director Brad Peyton on Pairing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Giant, Mutated Animals (Interview)

RampageDwayneGeorgeBased on the ‘80s arcade game, the filmmaker behind San Andreas continues his attempt at making “elevated genre” with one of the world’s biggest A-list stars.

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Ben Falcone Directing Wife Melissa McCarthy in Action-Comedy “Super-Intelligence” for New Line

McCarthyFalconeGettyIt will the fourth collaboration between the husband-wife team after the upcoming comedy Life of the Party, as they make another movie from a script by The Boss writer Steve Mallory.

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New Regency Acquires Rights to Stephen Giles Novel “The Boy at the Keyhole”

RegencyExcerptThe project follows a British boy who, after his mother is abruptly called away to America, begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered, by the housekeeper who cares for him in the family’s isolated estate.

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Damian Lewis Playing Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in “Run This Town”

DamianLewisRobFordThe controversial Toronto mayor was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine, and he died in early 2016 from cancer.

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Jim Henson Company Adapting Stacey O’Brien Memoir “Wesley the Owl”

JimHensonWesleyThe touching tale of a biologist and the baby owl she took in and cared for is being adapted by Dolphin Tale co-writer Karen Janszen.

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Peter Dinklage, Director Jon S. Baird Lined Up for Legendary Comedy “O’Lucky Day”

DinklageBairdDinklage will produce the comedy through his Estuary Films banner and is in talks to star in the comedy which presumably he will shoot after finishing Game of Thrones.

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“The Meg” Trailer: Jason Statham Takes on a Giant Shark That Makes Bruce From “Jaws” Look Like a Minnow (Video)

The Meg TrailerJon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directs the sci-fi action movie, which co-stars Chinese actress Li Bingbing as well as Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.

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Tony Gilroy, Brad Anderson Discuss Their Political Thriller “Beirut” Starring Jon Hamm (Interview)

JonHammBeirut2The screenwriter and director of the period thriller talk about how Gilroy’s script, written 27 years ago, was revived and revised for modern audiences.

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Warner Bros. Turns to Trusted Female Scribe to Write “Batgirl” Movie That Stumped Joss Whedon

BatgirlChristina Hodson will be starting from scratch on the project, and she’s a solid replacement, not just because she has already written the Batgirl character for Birds of Prey, but because she brings a much-needed female perspective to the film.

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Ellen Shanman Adapting Ken Liu Sci-Fi Thriller “The Hidden Girl” for Studio 8

Studio8LogoThe prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.

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“Sweet Country” Director Warwick Thornton On Documenting Australian History Through Indigenous Eyes (Interview)

SweetCountryUTR1The acclaimed award-winning Australian Western, co-starring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, is finally released in the States after playing on the festival circuit.

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“Scream Queens” Star Diego Boneta Joins Mackenzie Davis in “Terminator” Sequel

DiegoBonetaTerminatorHaving recently appeared with Sam Worthington, another Terminator vet, in Netflix’s The Titan, Boneta has been keeping busy since the end of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series.

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James Franco, Milla Jovovich Go All “Mad Max” in First Trailer for “Future World” (Video)

FutureWorldTeaserCo-starring Suki Waterhouse, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg, Franco co-directed the sci-fi thriller with Bruce Thierry Cheung.

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“A Quiet Place” Blows Up the Box Office with $50 Million, “Blockers” Also Does Well

QuietPlaceBlockersBoxOfficeREportThe top 3 movies grossed $96 million, while Marvel’s Black Panther became the third-highest grossing movie domestically as it surpassed Titanic.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story”: Alden Ehrenreich Teams Up With Chewbacca and Lando in New Trailer (Video)

SoloDirected by Ron Howard from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the prequel stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.

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Under the Radar: Ryan Prows’ “Lowlife,” Benson/Moorhead’s “The Endless,” and Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country”

UnderTheRadarGenreFilmsBannerThree very different genre films, including a crime-thriller from a writers’ collective, the latest from a duo of DIY filmmakers and a riveting Australian Western based on true Aboriginal stories.

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“A Quiet Place” Kicks Off April with $19 Million Opening Day

A Quiet Place JKUniversal’s R-rated comedy Blockers will probably have to settle for third place behind Spielberg’s Ready Player One, even though it took second place Friday with $7.8 million.

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Can Sex Comedy Movies Evolve with the Me Too Movement?

blockersYou’ll often hear, “you couldn’t make that movie today” when it comes to comedies, but the real issue is that society has evolved and humor along with it.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Has the “Fast” Family Become Too Furious to Work With Each Other Again? (Video)

MTMP 4-6The guys also discuss the tracking figures for Avengers: Infinity War and rumors about Venom and Deadpool 2, plus they consider the likelihoods of both a female Indiana Jones, and a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie.

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Halle Berry Attached to “Jagged Edge” Remake Being Developed by Sony

HalleBerryJaggedEdgeGlenn Close and Jeff Bridges starred in the original 1985 thriller about a wealthy news publisher accused of his wife’s murder and the female lawyer he hires to help get him off the hook.

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“The Endless” Filmmakers, Stars Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead on Making Micro-Budget Genre Films That Are Big on Ideas (Interview)

TheEndlessFeature2The filmmakers behind indie thrillers Spring and Resolution offer another quizzical mind-twisting thriller, one that has connections to their earlier work.

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“RED” Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber Hired to Pen Untitled Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STXfilms

JonErichHoeberDaveBautistaThe writers of Battleship and the upcoming The Meg will write the family movie in which Bautista plays a CIA operative who gets paired with a 9-year-old girl.

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Trailer for “The First Purge” Shows Where It All Began (Video)

FirstPurgeTrailerThe fourth installment of the violent series is a prequel to the previous three movies with Universal releasing it on the 4th of July.

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“A Quiet Place” Review: Silence Is Golden But Communication Is Key In This Expertly Crafted Scare Machine Starring Emily Blunt

AQuietPlaceBlunt“The end result of the collaboration between director John Krasinski and his co-writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods is a terrific, broadly entertaining movie that manages to squeeze every bit of possible suspense out of its setting. It is a thrilling communal experience,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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