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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct “Silver Sable and Black Cat” for Sony and Marvel

Gina Prince-Bythewood ExcerptSony and Marvel have tapped Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Prince-Bythewood marks the first woman of color and the first woman to direct on her own for a Marvel film.

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“Oblivion’s” Joseph Kosinski Poised to Helm “Top Gun 2,” Making Him the 7th Director to Work with Tom Cruise Twice

Joseph Kosinski Tom Cruise Top Gun 2The sequel is expected to address modern warfare and find Cruise’s hotshot pilot Maverick grappling with new drone technologies that are making his old dogfighting style of flying obsolete. Val Kilmer’s character Iceman is expected to return in some capacity as well.

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Paramount Is Certainly Down, But Is It Ever Really Out? (Studio Series)

Paramount ExcerptParamount, CEO Jim Gianopulos, and the team are currently facing a challenge to take a once great institution that has fallen on hard times and return it to its past glory. Perhaps the best way to do this will be to find the Next Big Thing, according to Neil Turitz.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Film Review: The Swashbuckling Sequel Finds Its Sea Legs

pirates-excerptThe latest installment of the franchise breaks the mediocrity of the last two films as it returns to form with a fresh energy, “yo-ho-ho” humor, and high seas adventure that echoes the brilliance of The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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Spider-Man Suit Steals the Show in Latest Trailer (Video)

spiderman trailerThere have been plenty of teasers and trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, due out this July, so in some ways every new iteration doesn’t provide a whole lot of new information. So what more could this latest trailer give us? Jarvis.

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Chernin Entertainment Options Jennifer Haley’s Horror ARG-Themed Play “Neighborhood 3” (Exclusive)

Chernin Entertainment LogoIn Neighborhood 3 suburban parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror augmented reality game that uses a GPS system to map out their own neighborhood. But as the line blurs between the virtual world and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

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“Deadpool 2” Taps Jack Kesy as Major Villain in Sequel

Jack Kesy ExcerptThe highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 has found its big bad in The Strain’s Jack Kesy, the Tracking Board has confirmed. David Leitch is directing the sequel, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth.

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Sony Sets Release Dates for “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Nightingale,” Both Directed by Women

Elizabeth Banks and Michelle MacLaren SonyCharlie’s Angels will compete with the third frame of Star Wars: Episode IX right out of the gate, an battle DC superheroes during its second weekend in release. As long as that comic book movie isn’t a female-driven property like Batgirl, Sony should be just fine.

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“Baywatch” Film Review: A Slo-mo Head-First Dive Into Shallow TV-to-Movie Remakes

baywatch-excerptEven with two huge marquee names leading the charge, this adaptation drowns itself in dated raunchy humor, stale dick jokes, gay panic riffs, and clunky writing that not even the Hoff could save.

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Anne Hathaway to Star in, Produce Romantic Comedy from STXfilms, “How to Be Single” Writers

Anne Hathaway STXAccording to STX’s Adam Fogelson, this is “a modern day look at love, dating and hookups with a very contemporary and authentic voice that speaks to a generation that casually swipes right to find a mate.”

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“Narcos” Duo to Rewrite “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony and Director Elizabeth Banks (Exclusive)

Charlie's Angels 200Charlie’s Angels follows three female detectives and their male sidekick Bosley who kick ass and solve cases on behalf of a mysterious benefactor named Charlie. This time around, the Tracking Board hears that at least one of the Angels will be black.

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Zack Snyder Leaves “Justice League” to Deal With Family Tragedy, Joss Whedon to Finish Superhero Film

Zack Snyder Leaves Justice LeagueAutumn Snyder, the director’s daughter from his first marriage, committed suicide in March, and her death had been kept private until Snyder gave a heartbreaking interview to the Hollywood Reporter on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his whole family during this difficult time.

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It’s Happening: Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna to Star in Netflix Movie Directed by Ava DuVernay

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptAfter intense bidding and negotiation, Netflix has landed a movie that originally started as a viral internet meme and sensation. The film will co-star Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna, with Ava DuVernay directing and Insecure‘s Issa Rae in talks to pen the script.

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Jordan Peele’s Follow-Up to “Get Out” Will Take on “Captain Marvel” and “Godzilla 2”

Jordan Peele Get Out Follow UpGet Outopened to $33 million and showed amazing legs, ultimately taking in $174 million at the domestic box office. The film was loved by critics and audiences alike, and the thinking is that Peele’s next film could open closer to The Conjuring, which grossed $41 million in its opening frame.

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The State of the Spec Market

Amazon Studios ExcerptIn examining the newest Spec Book, Neil Turitz finds that for the second year in a row, there were more specs put on the market and, more importantly, more sold, than the year before. This means there are more opportunities for the writers themselves, and for the companies making the movies to bring fresh voices to their product.

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9 Things We Learned From the “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Press Conference

captain-underpants-excerptFrom making this book series into a huge animated franchise to the biggest diva of the cast, director David Soren, creator Dav Pilkey (Turbo) and actors Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, and Thomas Middleditch gave us the scoop on the new animated feature.

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Sony Bets Its Future on Tom Holland, Whose Casting as Nathan Drake in “Uncharted” Movie Makes Sense for “Spider-Man” Studio

Tom Holland Uncharted Spider-Man SonyWhy go the Indiana Jones route when you can beat that franchise at its own game? After all, Disney will inevitably have to cast a younger lead after the next Indy movie in 2020 that is expected to serve as Harrison Ford’s last crusade…

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Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and ABBA Coming Back for “Mamma Mia” Sequel in 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!Amanda Seyfried is set to reprise her lead role and Meryl Streep is also expected to return, albeit in a much smaller capacity. Insiders tell us the story will focus on Sophie (Seyfried) in the present and Donna (Streep) in the past.

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Shia LaBeouf Puts His Temper to Good Use as Tennis Pro John McEnroe in “Borg vs McEnroe” Trailer (Video)

Borg vs McEnroe Shia LaBeoufSverrir Gudnason stars as Björn Borg, who developed a rivalry with young upstart McEnroe that played out at Wimbledown in the ’80s. We’ll learn how these two titans of tennis became legends, and what price they had to pay for it.

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Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann to Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Project at Universal

Janelle Monae ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann have been tapped to star opposite Steve Carell in director Robert Zemeckis’ latest film for Universal Pictures, which is currently untitled.

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Tom Hardy to Star in “Venom” Movie, Ruben Fleischer to Direct Sony Tentpole

Tom Hardy Ruben Fleischer VenomScott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are writing the script for Venom, which will be produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. Sony will release the comic book movie on Oct. 5. 2018.

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“Suicide Squad” Director David Ayer in Talks to Helm and Rewrite “Scarface” Remake

David Ayer ExcerptThe man behind last year’s Suicide Squad — David Ayer — is currently in talks with Universal to direct and rewrite their reimagining of Scarface, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Rogue One actor Diego Luna, who has been attached to the project for some time, is still set to star.

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Angela Bassett to Play CIA Director Alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible 6”

Angela Bassett Mission Impossible 6Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie is returning alongside stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin. They’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Henry Cavill and Vanessa Kirby.

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It’s Raining Deals at Cannes, Where Old Men, Beach Bums and Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Reign Supreme

Cannes DealsCAA orchestrated a blockbuster $20 million deal for Bubbles, which led to even more people talking about Netflix. The streaming service has been on the tips of tongues all over Cannes, where Netflix has drawn criticism from some corners because its competition titles Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories won’t debut in French theaters.

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Sandra Bullock Returns to Action Thrillers, Will Channel Her Inner Liam Neeson in “Cash Truck”

Sandra Bullock Cash TruckBullock will play an American who takes a job at an armored car company in London that was the recent target of a deadly heist. As she earns the trust of its tight-knit crew, we learn there’s much more to the woman than it seems, as she has both a troubled past and a mysterious agenda.

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Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson to Star in Civil Rights Era Drama “The Best of Enemies”

Taraji P Henson ExcerptIn a time of political turbulence, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson have boarded the timely and relevant film The Best of Enemies from writer-director Robin Bissell in his directorial debut. Danny Strong and Tobey Maguire are producing the flick.

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Viggo Mortensen Will Hunt Down the Unabomber in Thriller “Unabomb”

Viggo Mortensen UnabombMortensen will play FBI agent Jim Freeman, who led one of the largest manhunts in history as he pursued the domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber, a man responsible for 16 bombings over the course of two decades. As Freeman and his team narrow down the suspects and get closer to Ted Kaczynski, the deadly attacks become personal.

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Superheroes Continue to Save Fox, Allowing Them to Balance Their Content (Studio Series)

DeadpoolThe Studio Series turns to Fox this week to see how its success with the X-Men franchise, beginning in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s initial X-Men film, has allowed the studio to try its hand at other types of fare.

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“Patti Cake$” Trailer Drops a Sick Beat With its Unlikely Rap Star (Video)

patti-cakesSundance’s hip-hop hit Patti Cake$ starring breakout Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald has its first trailer and it is everything you wanted and more.

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Daniel Casey to Rewrite “The Craft” Remake for Sony, Director Leigh Janiak (Exclusive)

The Craft Daniel CaseyCasey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.

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