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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Leo DjangoMargot Robbie is in talks to play Sharon Tate, while Tarantino is still deciding between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise for the other male lead, with the latter actor believed to have a slight edge.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In a slightly futuristic, hyper-efficient Manhattan, a newly single book editor purchases a customizable sex android to assuage her broken heart. When her toy’s closed feedback loop starts to alter her personality, she must reevaluate the merits of a perfectly compatible partner.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese Reunite for Teddy Roosevelt Movie at Paramount

Leo and MartyRoosevelt was a noted environmentalist who helped preserve countless forests and national parks, which may be why DiCaprio is so invested in playing the politician.

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Paramount Pictures Has Come Out Ahead in the Deal for DiCaprio’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Da VinciUniversal is believed to have made a very strong offer for the project, but Paramount is well within its right to match it under the terms of its deal with Appian Way. The only reason Paramount wouldn’t come away from this book battle victorious is if its war chest is running low — which it very well could be following a failed financing deal with China’s Huahua Media.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in and Produce “The Black Hand” for Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio ExcerptOscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce The Black Hand, a new film set up at Paramount Pictures based on the book of the same name by Stephan Talty. DiCaprio’s Appian Way banner will co-produce alongside The Gotham Group.

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THE BLACK HAND (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMNYPD detective Joseph Petrosino investigates and attempts to bring down the gang whose calling card is a black hand.

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Paramount Acquires “Sam Phillips” with Leonardo DiCaprio to Star & Produce

leonardo dicaprio excerptMusic biography Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll is headed to the big screen as Paramount Pictures has acquired the book by Peter Guralnick with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star.

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SAM PHILLIPS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows Sam Phillips, the pioneering music producer who from the tiny Memphis-based Sun Studio that helped make stars of artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Ike Turner.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Paramount In Talks To Acquire “Truevine” Film Rights

leo true excerptLeonardo DiCaprio has his eye on the latest non-fiction best-seller from author Beth Macy and will develop through his Appian Way shingle as a potential starring vehicle.

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TRUEVINE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMthe true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Combines Powers With “Scream Queens” Star Glen Powell For “Captain Planet” Movie at Paramount

leo excerOne of the world’s foremost celebrity environmental activists is set to produce a Captain Planet movie at Paramount, the studio with which the newly minted Oscar winner inked a first-look deal back in March. Jono Matt and Glen Powell are in negotiations to write the script based on the 1990s cartoon series, the first feature gig for both.

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THE BIG GAME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the scandal involving DraftKings and FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports sites that quickly amassed hundreds of millions of dollars before prosecutors from several states began coming down on them, saying the outfits should be defined as online gambling operations.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The Teen Choice Awards

TC2016_GIPHY_ProfPicThis weekend Fox aired the 18th annual Teen Choice Awards, hosted by John Cena and Victoria Justice. The big winners of the night were actor Dylan O’Brien and recently rebranded Freeform network.

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THE OUTLAW OCEAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of a vigilante crew that stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher for 110 days and across two seas and three oceans.

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Leonardo DiCaprio And Appian Way Team With Misher Films For “The Outlaw Ocean” At Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

leo excerptDiCaprio will produce the film based on Ian Urbina’s New York Times Magazine article detailing the true story of a vigilante crew that stalked a fugitive fishing ship for 110 days and across two seas and three oceans.

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Potential Casting Of Leonardo DiCaprio As Persian Poet Rumi Triggers Backlash

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Leonardo DiCaprio is currently being eyed to play the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi in a new biopic written by Academy Award-winning writer, David Franzoni. Robert Downey Jr. is also being considered to co-star as mystic Shams of Tabriz.

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UNTITLED RUMI BIOPIC (SALES)

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Logline kept under wraps, but will center on the life of the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi.

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THE SHINING GIRLS (SALES)

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Revolves around a serial killer in 1930s Chicago who stumbles upon a time traveling device.

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THE CORPORATION (SALES)

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The unique, untold American gangster story of Jose Miguel Battle Sr. (“El Padrino”), the leader of the “The Corporation” – also known as “The Godfather.”

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{Exclusive} SOLD! Paramount Comes Out On Top In Fight For “The Corporation” With DiCaprio To Produce, Del Toro To Star

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UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Inks First-Look Deal With Paramount


Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has landed a three-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. The deal marks a shift for DiCaprio, who previously had a long-standing deal at Warner Bros.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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{Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

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A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!

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Killers Of The Flower Moon (Film Rights)

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Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.

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CONQUEST (SALES)

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Logline is being kept under wraps.

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CONQUEST (SPEC)

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Logline being kept under wraps.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Produce YA Adaptation Of “Sandcastle Empire”

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Leonardo DiCaprio is about to dig into the YA adaption movie game with Sandcastle Empire. Written by Kayla Olson, the story is set in 2049 when climate change has taken the best of Earth with coastal flooding and overpopulation.

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SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (SALES)

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The story is set in 2049 when climate change has taken the best of Earth with coastal flooding and overpopulation. A group of radicals known as the Wolfpack make a mission to overthrow the government to to take control and it is up to a young woman named Eden to bring them down.

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The Complete List Of Nominees For The 88th Annual Academy Awards


Here is the complete list of nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards, as presented by Ang Lee, Guillermo Del Toro, John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

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Jamie Foxx Joins Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins”

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The Oscar-winner is joining Robin Hood’s Merry Men as Little John in the gritty re-imagining of the classic folktale, helmed by Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst.

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