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“Avengers” Star Jeremy Renner Makes Time to Play “Tag” With Ed Helms, But Not for “Mission: Impossible 6”

Jeremy Renner TagRenner hasn’t really done a big, broad comedy (unless you wish to count Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) since his movie debut in 1995’s Senior Trip, so this strikes me as a great opportunity to showcase a different side of himself as an actor and flex his comedy muscles.

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“The Conjuring” Spinoff “The Nun” Grabs Hold of Oscar-Nominated Actor Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir The NunCorin Hardy is directing the horror movie, which will see Bichir play Father Burke, a priest who’s dispatched to investigate a nun’s mysterious death.

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“Forrest Gump” Scribe Eric Roth Teams with Denis Villeneuve for “Dune” Reboot

eric roth excerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Oscar-winning writer Eric Roth has been hired to adapt the classic sci-fi novel Dune by Frank Herbert for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film.

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“Get Out” Editor Gregory Plotkin to Direct “Hellfest” for CBS Films (Exclusive)

Gregory Plotkin HellfestGale Anne Hurd is producing the film, which is set on Halloween night and follows a costumed killer who begins murdering unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park.

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Michael Keaton Reteams With “Batman,” “Beetlejuice” Director Tim Burton on Disney’s “Dumbo”

Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Tim Burton, Dumbo DisneyColin Farrell and Eva Green will star in Dumbo as parents, while Keaton is making a deal play the new circus owner out to exploit the titular elephant.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Bringing Comic Series “Invincible” to the Big Screen

goldberg-rogen-excerptThe duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are furthering their comic book fandom with a feature adaptation of Invincible. The Sausage Party pair, who adapted the comic series Preacher for AMC, will team with Invincible creator Robert Kirkman for the Universal pic.

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Tobey Maguire to Make Directorial Debut with “Blood on Snow” Adaptation

Tobey Maguire ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that actor Tobey Maguire is making his directorial debut with an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo thriller Blood on Snow.

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“Jackie” Director Pablo Larraín Replaces Kathryn Bigelow as Director of “The True American” for Annapurna

Pablo Larrain The True AmericanThe last we heard, this project was being developed as a starring vehicle for Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed, but anything could happen with a new director at the helm, and neither actor was mentioned in Annapurna’s press release.

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Simon Pegg to Star in Music Industry Dramedy “Lost Transmissions” for Pulse Films

Simon Pegg Lost TransmissionsThe story follows a shy songwriter named Hannah who discovers her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his schizophrenia medication. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles.

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Official Trailer for “I Am Heath Ledger” Documentary Is a Punch to the Gut (Video)

Heath Ledger ExcerptAre you ready to cry? Because Spike TV and Network Entertainment released the official trailer for their upcoming documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

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Gina Rodriguez, Catherine Hardwicke Circling “Miss Bala” Remake at Sony

Gina Rodriguez Catherine Hardwicke Miss BalaWhile Rodriguez doesn’t have an offer yet since Hardwicke just boarded the project, there’s no doubt she would absolutely crush this role, as the rising star of Jane the Virgin is a strong match for the material.

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Launch Pad Finalist Steve Isles Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

SteveIsles - thumb Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.

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Ridley Scott to Helm World War II Battle of Britain Project for Fox

Ridley Scott ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Ridley Scott will be directing an untitled Battle of Britain project for 20th Century Fox, based on a pitch the studio acquired last year by Matthew Orton.

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Could the Hiring of Aaron Sorkin Combat the Stigma Around Marvel and DC Movies?

Sorkin ExcerptWith Aaron Sorkin entering talks with both Marvel and DC despite having admittedly never read a comic book, Neil Turitz gives his take on how he envisions a Sorkin-written superhero movie to look and whether he thinks the Oscar-winning writer could enhance the quality of these films.

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Aubrey Plaza Goes Crazy as “Ingrid Goes West” in Official Teaser (Video)

ingrid goes west excerptIt’s dark, it’s funny, and it’s Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. What’s not to love about this teaser trailer for Ingrid Goes West?

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Liam Neeson Attached to Star in “Marlowe” From “Departed” Scribe William Monahan

neeson-excerptTaken star Liam Neeson is taking his tough and gruff act to the early ’50s in Marlowe. The spec is written by William Monahan (The Departed) follows Philip Marlowe, a restless and lonely private detective who hasn’t been getting a lot of business — until he meets a beautiful blonde who is searching for her ex-lover.

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“The Discovery” Film Review: The Best Emo Sci-Fi Pic You’ll Watch This Year

discovery-excerptIn the world created in Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery, many think it’s best to waste no time in getting to the afterlife so they just commit suicide to get there, making this sci-fi drama one of the most gloriously gloomy things you’ll ever watch.

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Justin Kurzel Attached to Direct Hot Spec “Ruin,” Which Has Multiple Studio Offers (Exclusive)

Justin Kurzel RuinDescribed as a gritty revenge thriller, Ruin follows a nameless ex-Nazi captain who navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

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Woody Harrelson Battles With Andy Serkis in New Explosive “War for the Planet of the Apes” Trailer (VIDEO)

war-apes-bannerThe new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes and with Matt Reeves back to direct and Andy Serkis reprising his role as the revolutionary hero Caesar, it looks like the third installment of the Apes franchise has reached peak primate awesomeness.

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“Ghost in the Shell” Film Review: A Fine Showcase of Hollywood’s Poor Decision-Making Skills

gits-excerptThe valiant effort of United Colors of Benetton casting doesn’t make up for the fact that this movie blatantly took an Asian character and gave it to a white actress. Whitewashing controversy aside, this live-action adaptation of the popular magna is boring, robotic, and serves as an excellent sedative.

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Fox Debuts Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Johnny Depp Movies at CinemaCon, But “Apes” Still Reign Supreme

War for the Planet of the ApesThe first trailer for Kingsmen: The Golden Circle ends with Channing Tatum saying “fuck yeah!” and we’d like to echo that on behalf of fans, who will no doubt be quite pleased with the star-studded sequel.

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IMAGINARY MARY Review: “Pilot”

imaginary mary excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Alice, a single, PR executive, with commitment issues faces her biggest fear, dating a guy with kids. Her anxiety brings back her forgotten imaginary friend, Mary.

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Joss Whedon in Talks to Direct and Write “Batgirl” Movie for Warner Bros., Furthering DCEU Divide

Joss Whedon ExcerptJoss Whedon is in negotiations with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct, write, and produce a standalone Batgirl film, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg, and Geoff Johns will oversee for the studio.

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Hot Off “Get Out,” Jordan Peele Is Being Courted to Direct “Akira” for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Jordan Peele CinemaConLeonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing Akira with Andrew Lazar, while Marco Ramirez wrote the most recent draft of the script,

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Universal, Focus Play Tug of War Over Charlize Theron’s “Atomic Blonde” at CinemaCon as “Fate of the Furious” Debuts to Mixed Response

Fate of the Furious ExcerptUniversal Pictures delivered an uneven presentation at CinemaCon, which included a surprise screening of Fate of the Furious, following by the studio’s sister label Focus Feature, celebrating its 15th anniversary with an intriguing 2017 slate.

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“Valerian” Teaser Serves Up Some Trippy Luc Besson-Branded Intergalactic Action (VIDEO)

valerian-excerptThe new trailer shows that the film is looking to be STX’s first big blockbuster as it sticks to The Fifth Element director’s knack for seductive sci-fi visuals and wild intergalactic action.

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Oscar Isaac to Star In and Produce Period Drama “Operation Finale” for MGM

oscar-isaac-excerptMGM’s post-WWII drama Operation Finale (previously titled Eichmann) has landed Oscar Isaac as its first star, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The actor will also produce the project.

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New “It” Teaser Trailer Isn’t Clowning Around (VIDEO)

it-excerptIt’s not often that a movie trailer can make one soil themselves. The new teaser trailer for the Warner Bros. revamp of the Stephen King classic It is here to change all that.

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Disney Plays Hard to Get at CinemaCon, Saving the Goods for D23

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2As expected with D23 just around the corner, Disney kept its cards close to its chest at CinemaCon, where the studio opted to debut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in full instead of any new footage from its Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm stables.

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Paramount’s “Baywatch,” “Annihilation” and Matt Damon Get Tongues Wagging at CinemaCon

BaywatchParamount has a strong year ahead with new films from George Clooney, Alexander Payne and Darren Aronofsky, but will Viacom’s new mandate to incorporate content from its TV networks ultimately hurt the studio?

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