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“Crazy Rich Asians” Taps Newcomer Henry Golding For Male Lead

henry-golding-excerptThe cast for the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians is starting to shape up with newcomer Henry Golding stepping in for the film’s male lead, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Rooney Mara is Haunted by Casey Affleck in a Sheet in the Trailer for Supernatural Drama “A Ghost Story” (VIDEO)

ghost-story-excerptFramed in what looks like an Instagram filter, the new trailer for the David Lowery-directed A Ghost Story follows a mourning wife (Rooney Mara) and the spirit of her recently deceased husband (Casey Affleck) who comes back as a literal ghost in a white sheet with two holes in it. As much as it sounds like a comedy, it’s not. It’s a “spiritual poem” — whatever that is.

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STX Out to Make a Name for Itself at CinemaCon With Luc Besson’s “Valerian,” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game”

Valerian Mollys Game STXThe upstart studio is making a major push into the action genre with Den of Thieves, Renegades, The Foreigner and Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming Mile 22.

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Andrew Garfield Set to Star in and Produce War Correspondent Drama “Black Lion”

andrew-garfield-excerptOscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge actor Andrew Garfield is ready to get back into the war zone, but in a totally different context. He is set to star and produce the forthcoming drama Black Lion. Written by Alessandro Camon (The Messenger, Bullet to the Head), the story follows the life and the mysterious death of Carlos Mavroleon.

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Sony Adds Another Faith-Based Film to Their Inventory with Pitch “Hope Heals”

Hope Heals ExcerptVia their Columbia Pictures banner, Sony Pictures has acquired the pitch Hope Heals from writers Bob Smiley and Justin Hensley, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project is based on the memoir of the same name and adds to the growing list of faith-based films from the studio.

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Marvel Gets Us Ready for the Summer with a New Trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Spirderman ExcerptThe latest trailer for Spiderman: Homecoming is the perfect way to get excited for Summer.

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“Netflix My Ass!” Sony’s “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049” Steal the Spotlight from Spider-Man at CinemaCon

Baby Driver Blade Runner 2049Big, star-driven movies such as The Dark Tower and Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle also looked good, indicating a strong year ahead for Tom Rothman’s studio.

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“Jason Bourne” Director Paul Greengrass in Negotiations to Helm “Ness”

Greengrass ExcerptThe Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is in negotiations to direct prohibition-era film Ness, written by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland.

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Fox Developing Musical “Atlantis” Inspired by Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that 20th Century Fox is jumping into the musical world with Atlantis, a pitch they won inspired by musician Pharrell Williams.

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“Justice League” Trailer Unites Bad Music With Even Worse CGI (Video)

Justice LeagueBatman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. Cyborg. All your favorite DC heroes are here (well, not Superman), but we can’t say we’re enthused.

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Wyatt Russell and “Girls” Star Alex Karpovsky Have a Threesome in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” Trailer (Video)

Folk Hero and Funny Guy TrailerProduced by writer-director Jeff Grace and Ryland Aldrich, the indie movie co-stars Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris and David Cross.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Negotiations to Direct Movie Musical for Universal

Joseph Gordon Levitt ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in negotiations to direct an untitled movie musical for Universal Pictures with the running title Wingmen, which he will also star in alongside Channing Tatum.

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Robert Rodriguez in Talks to Direct Fox’s “Escape From New York” Remake (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Escape From New YorkAndrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing under their Picture Company banner, while original director John Carpenter will serve as an executive producer.

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No “Do-Over” Here: Netflix Wants to Grow Old With Adam Sandler, Orders Four More Movies

Adam Sandler NetflixSandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film for Netflix, which boasts 93 million members worldwide and will release his new film Sandy Wexler on April 14.

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Colin Farrell in Early Talks for Disney and Tim Burton’s “Dumbo”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Disney and Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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How About Building the Film Before We Build the Universe?

power-rangers-excerptIt seems like every film today is one piece in the web of a massive franchise with expectations to turn into a full cinematic universe. Many it times it even seems like the films franchises are being greenlit before the first film is released. Neil Turitz takes a look at this phenomenon and asks why film is going in this direction.

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Dakota Johnson in Talks to Star in Sony’s “Queens of the Stoned Age,” Based on GQ Article (Exclusive)

Dakota Johnson Queens of the Stoned AgeThe film follows the Green Angels, a high-end weed delivery service that hired models to work as drug dealers. The group operated for nearly a decade without being busted, all while growing into a multi-million dollar operation.

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Funny Business: Amy Schumer Drops “Barbie” for Indie Dramedy as Kristen Wiig Joins Blanchett in “Bernadette”

Amy Schumer Kristen Wiig Barbie BernadetteInstead of Barbie, Schumer will join Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman in Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me, which is described as a multigenerational story about family and the complexities of modern life, as filtered through the lens of two intertwining love stories.

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“La La Land” Producer Jordan Horowitz Working with Martin Scorsese on Rodrigo Prieto’s Directorial Debut “Bastard”

Jordan Horowitz BastardSet in the small town of Bird’s Point, Missouri, the story is described as a taut revenge thriller set against the backdrop of a looming flood, though plot details beyond that are being kept under water.

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“Life” Duo Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Espinosa Reteam for Middle East Drama “The Anarchists vs ISIS”

Daniel Espinosa Jake Gyllenhaal The Anarchists vs ISISGyllenhaal is expected to star in the film, which is based on the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Trailer Continues Martin McDonagh’s Dark Humor Streak (Video)

Three Billboards ExcerptIn Bruges and Seven Psychopaths director Martin McDonagh is back with a new movie and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues his dark, sardonic and laugh-out-loud humor.

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“CHIPS” Film Review: The Movie Adaptation of the TV Classic is a Clunky and Uneven Ride

chips-excerptDax Shepard and Michael Pena reboot iconic TV characters with new life and swagger, but it’s not enough to make this adaptation spectacular.

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Jeff Garlin Pays Homage to “Columbo” in First Trailer for “Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie” (Video)

Jeff Garlin Handsome: A Netflix Mystery MovieGarlin is the kind of respected funnyman whom other comedians want to work with. This time around, he’ll be joined by Natasha Lyonne, Christine Woods, Steven Weber, Eddie Pepitone, Timm Sharp, Leah Remini and Amy Sedaris.

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Joe and Anthony Russo Team With “Swiss Army Man” Duo For Sci-fi Project

russo-excerptMarvel Cinematic Universe maestros Joe and Anthony Russo are venturing out of the world of comic book movies and partnering with Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for a yet-to-be-titled sci-fi feature, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Sony’s Marvel Universe Expands With Silver Sable, Black Cat Movie From “Thor 2” Writer

Silver Sable Black Cat Christopher Yost SonySilver Sable is a mercenary who hunts war criminals, while the better-known Black Cat is an acrobatic thief named Felicia Hardy, who was played briefly by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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“Insecure” Star Issa Rae Joins Bill Hader in “Empress of Serenity”

Issa Rae Empress of SerenityJesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct the film, which stars Hader as a man whose elaborate plan to win back his ex-wife is upended when he’s guilted into a month long mega-cruise with his widowed father.

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“Power Rangers” Film Review: Mighty Morphin Fun That Won’t Ruin Your Childhood

power-rangers-excerptThe adaptation is entertaining and fun enough to pass muster, but doesn’t break any molds. That being said, fans of the original can rest easy knowing that their childhood won’t be tainted by this diverse, edgy, and millenial-grade redux of Saban’s popular spandex-clad franchise.

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Will Kevin Hart Give “Wonder Woman” a Run for Her Money With “Captain Underpants”? (Video)

Captain Underpants TrailerBased on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, the animated film follows two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation — a kind-hearted but incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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“Love Actually” Cast Reunites in Delightful Teaser for Upcoming Short Film (Video)

Red Nose Day Actually ExcerptSee your favorite cast members from Love Actually like Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Hugh Grant, and more in the first look at “Red Nose Day, Actually,” the upcoming short film.

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Brie Larson to Play First Female Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull for Amazon

Brie Larson ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that upcoming Marvel star Brie Larson is set to play the first female presidential candidate in Victoria Woodhull for Amazon Studios. She will also produce the film.

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