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Mark Gordon to Produce Adaptation of James Patterson’s Aaron Hernandez Book “All-American Murder”

HernandezExcerpt The project will provide a rich in-depth investigation that gives audiences a front row seat to Hernandez’s rise to fame and his downward spiral that followed.

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Daniel Radcliffe is a Drug Smuggler On His Final Mission in “Beast of Burden” Trailer (Video)

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The film also stars Pablo Schreiber, Grace Gummer, and Renée Willet. Beast of Burden hits theaters this February.

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“The Help” Stars Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain Reuniting for Universal Holiday Comedy

spencerchastainUniversal won the bid for the original pitch and treatment co-written by Chastain, who will produce the film along with Maven Pictures. Crazy Rich Asians writer Peter Chiarelli will write the script.

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Michael Caine, Odeya Rush are Unlikely Pen Pals in Trailer for “Dear Dictator” (Video)

DearDictatorTrailerThe Oscar-winning actor plays an island dictator who seeks refuge with a suburban teen who wants his helping overthrowing her school’s “mean girls” faction.

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YouTube Red Picks Up Joseph Kahn’s Hip-Hop Satire “Bodied”

Bodied TIFFThe audience award-winning “Midnight Madness” film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival stars Calum Worthy as a wannabe Oakland battle rapper. The hip-hop satire will have a sneak preview at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21.

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Mister Rogers Documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Shows a New Look at the Beloved Show (Video)

NeighborExcerpt The documentary will be making its premiere at Sundance this upcoming week. 20 Feet From Stardom helmer Morgan Neville directs.

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Will Patton Joins Jamie Lee Curtis in Blumhouse’s “Halloween” Sequel (Exclusive)

Will Patton HalloweenPatton is a beloved character actor who started out with early roles in Silkwood, After Hours, and Desperately Seeking Susan, but the Patton pics that I know and love range from Copycat and The Client to Armageddon and The Mothman Diaries.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Writers to Direct The Flash’s Solo Movie “Flashpoint” for WB, DC

Flashpoint DirectorsWarners had been courting Ben Affleck to direct at one point, but he turned down the job, and the studio didn’t want to wait for Robert Zemeckis, so they moved quickly to secure the team behind Vacation and Game Night.

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“The Crown” Star Matt Smith in Talks to Play Charles Manson in Indie Movie “The Family” (Exclusive)

Matt Smith as MansonDetroit star Hannah Murray and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón are in talks to play Manson’s followers Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins, respectively.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” are Suited Up in Latest Image Released by Marvel Studios

AntManExcerpt Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly star in the upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp, which opens in theaters July 6.

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Disney Releases Behind the Scenes Featurette of Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” (Video)

WrinkleExcerpt The new featurette shows off the scale of the film along with commentary from Ava DuVernay, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell Cast in Director X’s “Superfly” Remake for Sony

trevorjacksonjasonmitchellThe black-ish and Mudbound stars join the cast for the update to Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime-thriller, starring Ron O’Neal and Carl Lee.

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First Teaser for Joaquin Phoenix’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” Premiering at Sundance This Week

DWHWGFTrailer2Adapted and directed by Gus Van Sant from John Callahan’s autobiography, Phoenix is joined by co-stars Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black and Carrie Brownstein in the drama Amazon Studios will release on May 11.

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The Second Trailer for 20th Century Fox’s “Love, Simon,” a Rare Studio-Made Coming Out Dramedy (Video)

LoveSimonTrailerNick Robinson from Jurassic World stars in Greg Berlanti’s film based on Becky Albertalli’s novel, adapted by This is Us writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

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“Creed 2”: Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu to Play Dolph Lundgren’s Son and Michael B. Jordan’s Opponent (Exclusive)

Florian Munteanu Creed 2It was Ivan Drago who killed Adonis Creed’s father, Apollo (Carl Weathers), so expect the younger Creed to try and get his revenge on the Russian’s son in the sequel.

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“Mom and Dad” Director Brian Taylor on His Unconventional Thriller Starring Nicolas Cage and That Fabled “Twisted Metal” Movie (Interview)

MomDadFeature2The co-creator of Crank and a director on the popular new Syfy show Happy! tells us what it takes to put together a movie with a premise that’s not the easiest to finance. Plus getting the most “crazy Nick” out of Nicolas Cage after working together on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

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“Girls'” Zosia Mamet Has an Awkward Issue in Trailer for Sophia Brooks’ “The Boy Downstairs” (Video)

ZosiaMametBoyDownstairsBrooks’ feature film directorial debut premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It co-stars Matthew Shear, Deirder O’Connell, Sarah Ramos and Arliss Howard.

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“Jumanji” Remains #1, Followed by Spielberg’s “The Post,” Neeson’s “The Commuter

jumanjithepostWarner Bros’ Paddington 2 and Screen Gems’ Proud Mary both had disappointing showings outside the top 5 within a mish-mash of new and returning movies that grossed between $12 and 16.3 million.

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“Jumanji” Is The Best Video Game Movie Not Actually Based on One…  So When Will Sony Announce Its Sequel Already?

ToomachJumanji4A few somewhat scattered thoughts on the box office blockbuster that somehow cracked the code for making a movie that appeals to gamers without having a real video game as its basis.

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Guillermo del Toro: What to Watch After Watching “The Shape of Water”

DelToroFilmsWe go through the popular genre filmmaker’s extensive filmography offering a few watching tips for novices unfamiliar with his earlier work.

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The Sundance 2017 Scorecard: Which Movies Did Well, Which Movies Weren’t Even Released

TheBigSickSundanceAmazon Studios’ Sundance pick-up The Big Sick was one of the biggest deals from last year’s festival, and it paid off big time as the most successful film out of last year’s fest. Others didn’t fare nearly as well.

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Weekend Update: “Jumanji” Still Dominating, but Spielberg’s “The Post” a Strong Second Place

jumanjithepostOther than The Post, most of the new wide releases like Liam Neeson’s The Commuter, Taraji P. Henson’s Proud Maary and Paddington 2 disappointed.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Comic Book Movie News Galore, Plus the Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams Pay Gap Dispute (Video)

MTMP 1-12Batman got a breather from today’s show, which finds hosts Jeff Sneider and Simon Thompson discussing Black Widow, Deadpool 2, New Mutants, Gambit, Suicide Squad 2, Ant-Man 3 and Avengers: Infinity War.

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“Saturday Night Fever”: A Problematic Classic in Film History

saturday night feverSaturday Night Fever celebrated its 40th anniversary last month and while the film is considered iconic, it’s storyline may be much more problematic than viewers may recall. Sabrina Cognata takes a look at the movie that made John Travolta a star and its darker, cultural impact.

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“The Polka King” Directors Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky on How Jack Black Created His Outlandish Real-Life Character (Interview)

PolkaKing1Black plays bandleader Jan Dewan, the “Polka King of Pennsylvania,” who conned his fans out of millions of dollars before being arrested for creating a Ponzi scheme. The film is currently streaming on Netflix.

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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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Warner Bros. Sets 2019 Release Date for “Shazam!”

ShazamThe latest DC Comics superhero will come to theaters in just over a year with Zachary Levi playing the title character and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg directing.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Joining “Black Panther’s” Chadwick Boseman for “Expatriate”

JenkinsBosemanJenkins is finishing up post on his adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk while Boseman has wrapped the Avengers movies and will be out promoting Black Panther soon.

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“Aquaman” Star Jason Momoa’s Action-Thriller “Braven” Has a Better Trailer, Poster Than Title (Video)

BravenTrailerDirected by stuntman Lin Oeding, Momoa plays a man who must fight off ruthless drug-traffickers with his father (Stephen Lang from Avatar when they descend upon their remote hunting cabin.

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Bryan O’Malley’s Gothic Horror-Thriller “The Lodgers” Receives Eerie First Trailer (Video)

TheLdogersTrailerStarring Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner and Eugene Simon, the eerie period piece set in a small Irish village in 1920, the film was one of the nice surprises out of the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

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