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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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The First Trailer for “Revenge” Proves Its Title to be Highly Accurate (Video)

RevengeTrailerRings star Melinda Lutz plays a young woman who ends up in the middle of nowhere with three men with bad intentions, who make the mistake of leaving her for dead.

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Ranking Steven Spielberg’s Top 10 Movies: Dinos and Aliens and Sharks, Oh My! But No “Indiana Jones”

SS QuadIn reviewing Spielberg’s filmography, what stands out most is his range, as illustrated by the fact that Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List both came out the same year. Those two films couldn’t be more different, and yet they were made by the same singular storyteller. Imagine having that kind of talent!

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.18) Miranda Cosgrove, Amy Rutberg, Tom Maden Land Roles & More…

Former iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove has joined a high-profile multi-camera/hybrid comedy pilot. Meanwhile, Scream alum Tom Maden is set as a lead in a hybrid comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s round-up.

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James Wan, Roy Lee to Produce “Tommyknockers” Movie Based on Stephen King Book

TommyknockersThe story concerns a town in Maine where a space craft is unearthed. It emits a dangerous gas that begins to transform all the town’s residents except for one man who is immune to the effects of the gas thanks to a steel plate in his head.

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“Outside In” Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Returns to the Big Screen After Four Years of Directing TV (Interview)

OutsideInBOPThe director of Humpday, You Sister’s Sister and more has been quite successful directing shows like Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, and Netflix series Glow and Love.

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Amber Heard Joins Charlie Plummer in Indie Drama “Gully”

AmberExcerptSet in a slightly dystopian version of Los Angeles, Gully follows three disaffected teenagers, all victims of childhood trauma, who are running a hedonistic riot.

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Jason Schwartzman & Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler’s Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

AmyExcerptThe film follows longtime friends who head to Napa for the weekend to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles and will end in Napa.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez to Star In Miranda July’s Untitled Heist Movie

wood rodriguezMiranda July has lined up an all-star cast for her heist feature including Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger. Production is set to begin in May.

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Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston to Star in Action Comedy “Murder Mystery” at Netflix (Exclusive)

Adam SandlerSandler will play a NYC cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.

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Margot Robbie Stars in the Dark & Twisted “Terminal” Trailer (Video)

TerminalExcerptThe neo-noir thriller follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling illness, a mysterious janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life.

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Steven Spielberg’s Nostalgic “Ready Player One” Hopes to Salvage the March Doldrums

BOPreview33018Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: Light in the Darkness will also open over the Easter weekend, and returning movies will have a hard time competing.

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Paul Schrader’s Religious Thriller “First Reformed” Starring Ethan Hawke Gets a Stirring Trailer (Video)

FirstReformedTrailerAlso starring Amanda Seyfried and Cedric “The Entertainer” Kyles, the critically acclaimed film from the respected filmmaker stars Hawke as a disillusioned preacher.

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Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in “Bad Education” From “Thoroughbreds” Director Cory Finley

Hugh Jackman ExcerptThe high school-set film based on the real experiences of writer Mike Makowsky (I Think We’re Alone Now) is being produced by La La Land‘s Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones from Automatik.

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Hot Off Emmy Win, Reed Morano to Direct Fox Searchlight’s Anne Frank Drama “Keeper of the Diary”

Reed Morano Keeper of the DiaryThe story concerns Otto Frank’s struggle to find a publisher for his daughter’s diary, which became one of the enduring documents of the Holocaust. Only one woman was willing to help him change the world — an ambitious young editor named Barbara Zimmerman.

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