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George Clooney, “Spotlight” Producers Team for “Trading in Starvation” at Focus Features

FocusExcerpt The drama is inspired by a number of different stories that piece together a narrative about starvation in third world countries.

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Andrew Haigh, Charlie Plummer Explore Teen Struggles in Coming-of-Age Drama “Lean on Pete” (Interview)

CharliePlummerLeanOnPete4The filmmaker behind 45 Years and Weekend tells the story of a boy and the horse with whom he bonds, along with the young star of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.

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Despite a Bold New Suggestion for Crediting Screenwriters, the WGA Shouldn’t Change a Thing

Additional Writing ByMultiple WGA members are lobbying for an “Additional Writing By” credit section, naming everyone who had a hand in a film’s screenplay. The general concept behind this is that, if you were hired to write and you wrote, you should get credit for that work, whether or not said work was used. But is that really a good idea?

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“X-Men: First Class” Writer Ashley Edward Miller to Write “Red Sonja”

RedExcerptThe Red Sonja is a sword and sorcery comic-book heroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor for Marvel Comics in 1973.

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“X-Files” Star Annabeth Gish Joins Charles Manson Drama “Charlie Says”

GishExcerptGish joins cast members Matt Smith as the notorious cult leader, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young, and Chace Crawford in the upcoming film from American Psycho director Mary Hannon.

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“Riverdale” Star K.J. Apa to Replace YouTube Phenom Kian Lawley in Fox 2000 Drama “The Hate U Give”

K.J. Apa Kian Lawley The Hate U GiveGeorge Tillman Jr. is directing the film, which is gearing up for reshoots in Atlanta. Those reshoots were deemed necessary after video surfaced of Lawley making racist remarks, and it’s sure hard to sell a topical movie like this one with that kind of cloud hanging over the film.

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“Ready Player One” Sacrifices Another Dynamic Female Character for Male Gaze

Screen Shot 2018-04-03 at 11.49.28 AM“Without the extensive buildup of backstory [from the book], Art3mis essentially loses her own storyline and purpose and, in doing this, Artemis’ sole purpose becomes a visual totem used as fodder for the obsessive male gaze,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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“Cargo” Trailer: Martin Freeman is Running out of Time in Netflix’s Zombie Drama (Video)

CargoExcerptCargo tells the story of a man (Freeman) and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. When he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find his daughter protection before he turns.

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Bellevue Shopping Thriller Spec “Three Day Hold,” Described As a Female “Prisoners”

Three Day Hold PrisonersWritten by Scott Blaszak, the script follows a psychology grad student who comes to believe that her new patient holds the key to the mystery surrounding her sister’s disappearance 13 years earlier. When no one believes her, she takes matters into her own hands and sets out to find her sister by any means necessary.

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Leigh Whannell’s Cyber-Thriller “Upgrade” Gets Red and Green Band Trailers (Video)

UpgradeTrailerFormerly called “Stem,” the latest from the Saw and Insidious co-creator and Blumhouse Productions will be released on June 1.

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Guillermo del Toro Signs Overall Deal with Fox Searchlight

Guillermo WinsThe studio will set-up a specific label for the genre films curated and produced by del Toro with Scott Cooper’s Antlers being the first film under the deal.

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Dan Mazeau Writing Draft of Ernest Cline’s “Armada” For Universal

ArmadaExcerptMuch like Ready Player One, Armada is filled with a plethora of 80’s and 90’s pop culture easter eggs.

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Tiffany Haddish Schools Kevin Hart in the First Trailer for “Night School” (Video)

NightSchoolTrailerThe new comedy from Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee and producer Will Packer will hit theaters on Sept. 28.

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The First Trailer for Neil Gaiman’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Video)

HowtoTalktoGirlsTrailerThe sci-fi comedy stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman and Matt Lucas with A24 releasing it sometime this summer.

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Milla Jovovich, Awkwafina and “Game of Thrones'” Alfie Allen Join Sci-Fi Thriller “Paradise Hills”

ParadiseHillsCastingJeremy Irvine from War Horse has also joined the cast of the directorial debut by Alice Waddington, which is currently filming in Spain.

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WME Shopping Hot Spec “Bolsa Negra,” Like a Dark “Jerry Maguire” With a Latino Lead

BolsaThe script hails from the writing team of David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel, who penned Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, which sounds like it could be Lee’s first commercial hit since his 2006 heist movie Inside Man.

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Tracy Morgan Joins Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want” as Lavar Ball-Esque NBA Dad (Exclusive)

Tracy Morgan WMWInspired by the Nancy Meyers movie What Women Want starring Mel Gibson, the new film finds Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

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“Pitch Perfect” Writer Kay Cannon on Making Her Hilarious Directorial Debut With “Blockers” (Interview)

KayCannonBlockers3The high concept comedy stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena as the parents of three teen girls planning to lose their virginity on prom night.

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“Deadpool 2” Star Zazie Beetz in Talks for Kristen Stewart’s “Against All Enemies,” Noah Hawley’s “Pale Blue Dot”

zazie-beetz-excerptThe star of the FX series Atlanta has been exploding in the last year with her role as Domino in Deadpool 2 likely to get her even more roles.

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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Scores More than $181 Million Globally

ReadyPlayerOneBO2Spielberg had his biggest opening at the box office in almost ten years, as he returns to the big screen adventure for which he became famous. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony took second place with $17.1 million.

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“A Quiet Place”: The Final Trailer for John Krasinski, Emily Blunt’s Dark Thriller (Video)

A Quiet Place JKThe John Krasinski-directed horror thriller opens for previews on Thursday night before taking on Ready Player One and Blockers over the weekend.

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Nostalgia is Bigger Than Ever, but Maybe It’s Time to Move Forward Rather than Looking Back? (Opinion)

RoseanneIronGiantThe Roseanne revival is one of ABC’s biggest hits since the original Roseanne, while Steven Spielberg revisits his own past in Ready Player One.

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Defending “Book of Henry” — Maybe It’s Time to Give Colin Trevorrow a Break for a Movie Few People Saw (Opinion)

TrevorrowBookOfHenryWith Trevorrow just confirmed to direct Jurassic World 3, people are still harping on the disaster that struck when the filmmaker’s Book of Henry “cost him the Star Wars gig”… but did it really?

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“Ready Player One” Kicks Off Easter Weekend on High Note

Ready9PlayerOneBOUpdateTyler Perry’s Acrimony looks to take second place with $7.3 million on Good Friday, while Pacific Rim: Uprising dive bombs in its second weekend.

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“Atlanta” Star Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Join Gina Rodriguez in Netflix Rom-Com “Someone Great” (Exclusive)

Lakeith StanfieldIf a deal makes, this would be Stanfield’s fifth Netflix film following War Machine, Death Note, The Incredible Jessica James and the upcoming drama Come Sunday.

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Inside the Drama Surrounding Fox’s “New Mutants,” Including a Top Secret New Cast Member (Exclusive)

New MutantsDirector Josh Boone filmed material that led up to the reveal of Jon Hamm as Mr. Sinister, only for Fox to change their minds after shooting had been completed. Now it’ll be Antonio Banderas playing an unspecified villain at the end of New Mutants, sources tell the Tracking Board.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Superhero Sequels Heat Up as “Wonder Woman” Gets Her Man But “Spider-Man” Doesn’t (Video)

MTMP 3-30The guys also talk about what’s next for Hugh Jackman, the possibility of A24 being up for sale, and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which is heading for a $50 million opening weekend.

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Colin Trevorrow Directing “Jurassic World 3” According to Steven Spielberg

ColinTrevorrowGettyProducer Steven Spielberg has confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will be co-writing and directing Jurassic World 3, scheduled for June 11, 2021.

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“Chappaquiddick”: Filmmaker John Curran Explores the History and Mystery Behind Ted Kennedy’s 1969 Scandal (Interview)

Chappaquiddickstill2Starring Jason Clarke as the Massachusetts politician, whose car went off a bridge into the bay, killing Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) and raising questions that affected the Kennedy family.

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Kate McKinnon in Talks for Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis Musical Comedy

mckinnon-excerptPlot details are kept under wraps other than it’s a music-based comedy set in the ’60s or ’70s with Lily James and Himesh Patel already cast.

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