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New Amy Schumer Comedy “I Feel Pretty” Gets Its First Trailer (Video)

IFeelPrettyTrailerIn the directorial debut by screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (He’s Just Not That Into You), Schumer plays an insecure woman who wakes from a fall with the newfound confidence that she’s the most beautiful woman on the planet.

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Weekend Update: “Fifty Shades Freed” Dominates as New Movies Take Over Top Three

FiftyShadesFreedBOPWhile the end to the E.L. James trilogy will come out lower than the previous two installments, it still stands a chance for a solid $40 million opening. That’s actually the biggest opening for a movie in 2018 so far.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya Lead Brian Helgeland Crime-Thriller “Finest Kind”

GyllenhaalElgortZendaya30West and STXinternational are teaming to finance and handle international sales with STX distributing the film in the UK and Ireland and bringing it to the European Film Market in Berlin to seek out buyers. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling U.S. sales.

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With One Filmmaker Attacking Another, We Have to Ask: When Does Influence Become Theft?

shape of water“According to the [Jean-Pierre Jeunet], Guillermo Del Toro’s brilliant tour de force that is The Shape of Water — my favorite film this year and, it would appear, the prime Oscar frontrunner — contains a blatant rip-off of Jeunet’s work, and it’s all trés scandaleux,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Alex Ross Perry on “Golden Exits,” “Nostalgia,” “Christopher Robin” and Reuniting with Elisabeth Moss (Interview)

GoldenExitsNostalgiaThe filmmaker behind Listen Up, Phillip and Queen of Earth returns with his fifth feature as director and two upcoming films as a screenwriter.

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Elisabeth Moss to Play Rose Kennedy in Ritesh Batra-Directed “A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy”

ElisabethMossRoseKennedyThis is the third project Moss has signed onto since winning the Emmy for her role on Hulu’s award-winning show. Emma Stone was originally attached to play the troubled eldest sister of John K. Kennedy.

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Angus Macfadyen Reprising “Braveheart” Character “Robert the Bruce” for New Historic Drama

MacFadyenRobertTheBruceCo-written by Macfadyen with Eric Belgau and directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain), the cast will include Jared Harris, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan and more.

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Legendary, Universal Pick Up Hot Dwayne Johnson Project “Red Notice”

dwayne-johnsonThe third collaboration between Johnson with Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) is an action-comedy with no details on the plot, although it must be good since it began a bidding war between multiple studios.

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Timothée Chalamet Playing Henry V in David Michôd’s Netflix Film “The King”

sundance-timothee-chalametBoth Chalamet and Michod are reuniting with Plan B Entertainment following previous films, while Michod’s directing his second movie for Netflix after 2016’s War Machine.

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“Phantom Thread” Star Vicky Krieps Joins “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

VickyExcerptAlso starring is Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Salander’s twin sister, and Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain.

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“Muppets,” “Flight of the Conchords” Director James Bobin Attached to “Action Man” Movie for Paramount Players

BobinActionManHasbro’s British counterpart to G.I. Joe is being developed by Robbins’ Paramount imprint that has been lining up many projects in the past year.

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Lynn Shelton Romance Drama “Outside In” with Edie Falco, Jay Duplass Gets New Trailer, Poster (Video)

OutsideInTrailerJay Duplass plays a man released from prison after two decades only to reconnect with his high school teacher (Edie Falco) with whom he’s still in love.

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Nabs World War II Drama “Daughters of the Resistance”

SpielbergExcerptThis project continues Spielberg’s ongoing interest in telling stories about World War II, as he directed Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

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Netflix Buys Universal Sci-Fi Thriller “Extinction” Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan

PenaCaplanExtinctionDirected by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the movie was pulled from Universal’s release schedule a few months back, and it’s now going the way of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox.

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“Fifty Shades Freed,” “Peter Rabbit” and Clint Eastwood Will Try to Give Box Office a Much-Needed Boost

BOPCollage2918With Marvel’s Black Panther opening next weekend, it’s the last chance for new movies to break out and make a mark.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Todd Phillips’ Villain Origin Story

<> on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Phoenix is in talks to play the Joker in an origin story of the iconic Batman villain. Phillips will direct as well as co-write the film with Scott Silver.

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“This is Where It Ends” Optioned by Gotham Group with Lysa Heslov Set to Direct

EndsExcerpt The novel focuses on an Alabama high school student armed with a gun who takes his schoolmate’s hostage in a locked gymnasium.

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Russell Brand Cast as Hitman in “Butterfingers”

RussellBrandGettyThe action-comedy directed by Barnaby Southcombe will begin production in the UK in July, and it will be brought to next week’s Berlin Film Festival to sell to potential distributors.

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Tom Hardy Transforms into “Venom” in First Teaser Trailer for October Release (Video)

TomHardyVenomTeaser2The first movie centered around Marvel’s anti-hero hits theaters on Oct. 5, just in time for Venom’s 30th Anniversary.

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Sony Nabs “Infinitum” Script From “Arrow” & “Legends of Tomorrow” Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim

MarcExcerpt While the logline is being kept under wraps a source described it as a sci-fi love story with Memento being a touchstone.

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An Appreciation of John Mahoney, America’s Dad

John Mahoney TrilogyBetween his fatherly roles on Frasier and in Say Anything…, the beloved character actor was a true heavyweight even though he never played one himself, writes Neil Turitz.

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Julianne Moore to star in “After the Wedding” Remake

JulianneExcerpt Bart Freundlich is set to write and direct the film that reimagines the two lead roles as women, creating a story of motherhood and family in New York.

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Armie Hammer to Star in Untitled Annapurna Thriller From “Under the Shadow” Director

Armie Hammer AnnapurnaIn other news, Babak Anvari is teaming with screenwriter Mary Laws (The Neon Demon, Preacher) on an elevated horror anthology for Annapurna Television and Two & Two Pictures, and that project has multiple bidders.

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TV Casting Round-Up (2.07.18) “Vikings”, “Mr. Mercedes” Adds Cast Members & More..

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young also adds a cast member, along with ABC’s upcoming pilot A Million Little Things.

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Sony Nabs “Infinitum” Script From “Arrow” & “Legends of Tomorrow” Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim

While the logline is being kept under wraps a source described it as a sci-fi love story with Memento being a touchstone.

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“Star Wars” Rumor Du Jour: Lucasfilm Has Hired Women and People of Color In Secret

Star Wars LogoIs it Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, or someone else entirely? Either way, change could be coming to a galaxy far, far away sooner than you think.

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Deadpool Meets Cable (Kind Of) in New Teaser for “Deadpool 2” (Video)

DeadpoolCableTeaserThe expletive-filled teaser heralds the return of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and introducing Josh Brolin as Cable in the oddly-titled sequel due out on May 18.

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101 Women and People of Color Who Could Write, Direct “Star Wars”

ava duvernayHere are 101 female and POC directors that Lucasfilm should love to work with and start whittling through to bring the diversity to the directors’ chair and, with them, the stories they want to tell.

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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Glen Keane Tapped to Direct “Over the Moon” for Pearl Studio, Netflix

GlenKeanePhotoThe animated musical adventure is set to debut on Netflix and in China theaters in 2020. Keane’s short Dear Basketball about Kobi Bryant is a current Oscar nominee.

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Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and More Added to Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”

BanderasSheenDolittleEmma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Holland will provide their voices to some of the animals to which Downey’s title character will speak. Production will begin later this month in London to prepare for an April 2019 release date.

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