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Newcomers Toria Sheffield and Monica Byrnes Going Out with Hot New Female Action-Comedy Spec

Heat meterParadigm is out with a brand new spec, an untitled action-comedy project from Toria Sheffield and Monica Byrnes, seeking to continue meeting the demand for more female-driven stories, both in front of and behind the camera. There’s a lot of excited buzz around the project as it goes out to major territories.

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“Wonder Woman” Embraces History and Politics and That’s What Makes It Soar

Wonder Woman ExcerptWonder Woman was always going to be relevant and revolutionary — it’s the first female-led film in the current wave of superhero films and it’s helmed by a female director, after all. But media is never created or consumed in a vacuum and now, its relevance is singular and powerful.

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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Pic Adds Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Others

pentagon-papers-excerptAlready toplined by awards season mainstays Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the project at Fox has added Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

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Amazon Acquires Black List Feature “Linda and Monica” Based on Clinton Scandal

monica lewinsky excerptBlack List screenplay Linda and Monica from Flint Wainess has landed at Amazon Studios with Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch set to produce. The project joins a growing list based on the events of President Bill Clinton’s scandal.

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Tom Cruise Shows Off His High-Flying Hustling Skills in New Trailer for “American Made” (VIDEO)

american-made-excerptThe Universal project reunites Cruise with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman and tells the true story of Barry Seal (Cruise), a TWA pilot/hustler who was recruited by the CIA in the ’80s to infiltrate a communist threat in Central America.

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Produce and Star in World War II Drama “The Lost Airman” for Amazon

Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptJake Gyllenhaal is set to produce and star in The Lost Airman for Amazon Studios, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The World War II project is based on the nn-fiction book by Seth Meyerowitz.

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Netflix Lands Female-Centric Spec “Mother” from Misha Green

Misha Green ExcerptNetflix has acquired the hot new spec Mother from Misha Green after it first hit the market Friday afternoon, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project follows a female protagonist in the vein of La Femme Nikita.

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LIFE IN REWIND (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of young athlete Ed Zine, his struggle with mental illness and the Harvard doctor, Michael A. Jenike, who broke all the rules of traditional medicine to help him.

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X-Men Spinoff “New Mutants” Adds Newcomer Blu Hunt as Native American Telepath Moonstar

blu-hunt-new-mutants-excerptHunt, who is of Native American descent, will join the Twentieth Century Fox project that has been billed as a horror thriller. The genre bend to the movie is in line with how Logan had elements of a Western while Deadpool was an action-comedy that deconstructed the typical comic book movie.

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With “Wonder Woman,” a Star Is Made, a Movie Is a Hit, But Now What?

Wonder Woman ExcerptIt’s tough to imagine that Gal Gadot can break out and where her career will go now, for various reasons, including, quite simply, she is now tied forever to the role that is making her a star. For better or worse, she is Wonder Woman.

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“Outlander” Star Sam Heughan to Join Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Sam Heughan The Spy Who Dumped MeMcKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who become entangled in an international conspiracy once they discover that one of their ex-boyfriends was a spy. When he’s killed in the middle of a mission, they decide to take up the cause and finish it.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” Taps Original Writer Derek Kolstad to Line Up New Victims for Keanu Reeves

John Wick ExcerptBasil Iwanyk is returning to produce Chapter 3, though plot details are being kept somewhere inside the Continental Hotel. It’s wise of Lionsgate to keep this creative team intact, because in Hollywood, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Film Review: The Best Pantsless Superhero Movie You’ll Ever Watch

capt-underpants-excerptCaptain Underpants is a much-needed jolt of joy amidst the action-packed drama of the MCU and the DCEU that reminds us that comic books are also fun, silly, and filled with wild child-like imagination.

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Carey Mulligan Set For Adaptation of Vietnam War Drama “On the Other Side”

mulligan-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Carrie Mulligan has been tapped to star in On the Other Side as Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. The film tells the true story of Webb, who was held in captivity by the Viet Cong for 23 days.

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There Is Evil in the “Murder on the Orient Express” Trailer (Video)

Murder on the Orient Express Excerpt A star-studded cast is on full display in the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Talks to Star in “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee”

Hailee Steinfeld BumblebeePlot details regarding the Bumblebee movie remain a secret, though the Oscar-nominated actress is expected to play a tomboy who works as a mechanic after school and inevitably crosses paths with the yellow-and-black Autobot.

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Idris Elba and Kate Winslet Fight to Survive in First Trailer for “The Mountain Between Us” (Video)

Mountain Between Us ExcerptThe premise of The Mountain Between Us may seem bland and unoriginal — survival stories tend to follow all the same tropes — but with two critically acclaimed actors leading the way, in this case, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, there might be something more to this film.

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“Wonder Woman” Film Review: The Amazon Princess Slays and Saves the DCEU

wonder-woman-excerptDirector Patty Jenkins sets a new bar for the movies in the DCEU, making Wonder Woman a unconquerable savior in a lineup of punch-happy heroes who like tearing down buildings and metaphorically comparing the sizes of their codpieces.

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“Stranger Things” Star Charlie Heaton to Play Cannonball in “New Mutants”

Charlie Heaton New Mutants CannonballJosh Boone’s New Mutants will skew a bit darker than Fox’s other X-Men movies, as the studio aims to put a fresh spin on the superhero genre, similar to how Logan riffed on westerns and Deadpool deconstructed the genre.

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“Silicon Valley” Star Thomas Middleditch Joins “Godzilla: King of Monsters”

Thomas Middleditch ExcerptSilicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch is the latest actor to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: King of Monsters, after voicing a small off-camera character in Kong: Skull Island.

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Sony’s Film Division Isn’t What It Was — Well, Most of It Isn’t (Studio Series)

Sony ExcerptSimilar to Paramount, Sony hasn’t had the easiest go of things lately and they need to find something major to turn the ship around. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be a good-sized win for the studio but while their film division — made up of Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, and Screen Gems — isn’t going anywhere, it needs to become a more productive part of the company.

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Adam Wingard to Direct “Godzilla vs. Kong” for Original “Death Note” Studio Warner Bros.

Adam Wingard Godzilla v KongWingard’s dark instincts should serve him well on Godzilla vs. Kong, which is slated for release on May 22, 2020. Plot details remain unknown, but expect the secret government organization Monarch to serve as a bridge between the two franchises.

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“Megan Leavey” Film Review: The Kate Mara Canine War Drama is Doggone Emotional

megan-leavey-excerptDespite its occasional melodrama and disposable tertiary characters, the film is an emotional surprise, serving up a brave and touching story about a woman and her dog that doesn’t seem like a made-for-TV sob pic.

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Daniel Craig’s Joe Bang Steals First Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Heist Movie “Logan Lucky” (Video)

Joe Bang Daniel Craig Logan LuckyThis redneck robbery movie, which looks like Ocean’s 11‘s hillbilly cousin as well as an absolute blast, should provide a strong end to the summer movie season when it speeds into theaters on Aug. 18.

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Internet Denizens Putting Together Films for Our Entertainment? Welcome to the New Normal

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptThere are skeptics and cynics who will scoff at the whole turn of events around the Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna movie and wonder where we went wrong. Pay them no mind. They will just end up on the outside looking in, like those poor suckers Rihanna and Lupita are about to scam out of their shorts.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Baywatch” Breakout Jon Bass on Singing Katy Perry in the Shower and Learning to Swim With Kelly Rohrbach

Jon Bass BaywatchBass plays lovable lifeguard Ronnie Greenbaum and the script puts his character through the ringer, dealing him one public embarrassment after the next. Bass makes the most of the comic opportunity, delivering some killer lines while holding his own against his muscled-up co-stars.

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Rashida Jones to Join Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms in New Line Comedy “Tag” (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones TagJake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Annabelle Wallis will co-star in the film, which follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

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“Wind River” Trailer Unites Two Avengers and Feels Like a Wintry “Sicario” (Video)

Wind River TrailerTaylor Sheridan’s latest crime thriller finds Age of Ultron stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen teaming back up to investigate a murder on a Native American reservation.

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Blake Lively to Star in and Exec Produce “The Husband’s Secret” from “Big Little Lies” Author

Blake Lively ExcerptBlake Lively is set to star in and executive produce CBS Films’ adaptation of The Husband’s Secret from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. This comes on the heels of HBO’s successful adaptation of Big Little Lies.

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Rosario Dawson in Talks to Join X-Men Universe in “New Mutants”

Rosario Dawson ExcerptDaredevil‘s Rosario Dawson is staying in the Marvel world. The actress is currently in talks to join Fox’s New Mutants alongside Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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