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Celeste Desjardins to Star in Sci-Fi Action Film ‘Skate God’ (Exclusive)

14 February 2017 8:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celeste Desjardins will star in dystopian science-fiction action movie “Skate God” with Alexander Garcia directing from his own script, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is set in a dystopian universe, and centered on a skater who realizes that he is the descendant of a Greek God. Luke Benward is portraying the skater. Desjardins will play the goddess love interest in the film.

Peter Fonda, Ryan Cooper, Evan Ross and Lolita Davidovich are also starring along with several yet-to-be-announced names from the world of skateboarding.

The film is being produced by Garcia’s Multi-Valence Productions banner alongside Anne Stimac and Autumn Bailey Productions, which produced “Blackbird” with Isaiah Washington. Producers plan to shoot in Los Angeles in the late spring.

Desjardins starred in “Lost and Found” and has appeared in the “Taken” TV series.

Vision Films made a deal recently with Amac Placement for Sony to handle DVD and VOD release. »

- Dave McNary

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Coen Brothers Punched up ‘Scarface’ Remake Script for Universal

10 February 2017 11:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Universal’s “Scarface” remake just got a little help from their friends, Joel and Ethan Coen. According to Deadline, the Coen Brothers helped polish the script for the studio.

Additionally, the gangster film’s release date was also announced: August 10, 2018.

Set to be a modern story about the rise and fall of a Latino gangster, previous reports stated that Diego Luna was attached to star. Though nothing has been confirmed.

As of now, Universal is on the hunt for a director after Antoine Fuqua had to depart the project in order to focus on “The Equalizer” sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Hell or High Water” helmer David MacKenzie and “Patriots Day’s” Pete Berg are front-runners to direct the film. Both will be meeting with Universal executives in the following days.

Read More: Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

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- Liz Calvario

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Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig Team for Toni Erdmann Remake

7 February 2017 5:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after Peter Fonda hinted his old friend Jack Nicholson was retiring, the Hollywood legend has shot that rumor down. Jack Nicholson has signed on to star alongside Kristen Wiig in Paramount Pictures' English-language remake of Toni Erdmann, one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Picture. The studio has recently acquired the rights to remake this German-language film, and while there is no writer or director attached, the project does have some top-flight talent producing the remake.

Variety reports that Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will produce with their Gloria Sanchez Productions partner Jessica Elbaum. Gloria Sanchez Productions is a division of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, which is dedicated to female-driven film and TV projects. They will all produce alongside original Toni Erdmann writer-director Maren Ade and Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski, who produced the original movie.

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Jack Nicholson to Star in ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake

7 February 2017 3:54 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jack Nicholson will make his first silver-screen appearance since 2010 in Paramount Pictures’ English-language remake of “Toni Erdmann,” reports Variety. The actor will pick up where Peter Simonischek left off in Maren Ade’s acclaimed father/daughter drama, which  was recently nominated for both the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and the equivalent Academy Award. No word yet on who will take on the role originated by Sandra Hüller.

Read More: Bill Murray and Amy Ryan? Our Dream Casts for the Inevitable American Remake of ‘Toni Erdmann

The Big Short” director Adam McKay is co-producing alongside Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum; Ade is co-executive producing the remake, which does not yet have a director attached. Nicholson, a three-time Oscar winner, last appeared in James L. Brooks’ “How Do You Know” seven years ago; his most recent starring performance was in Rob Reiner’s “The Bucket List” three years earlier.

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- Michael Nordine

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Forget Retirement Talk, Jack Nicholson To Star In ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake With Kristen Wiig

7 February 2017 3:48 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Hollywood was prematurely pouring one out for Jack Nicholson and his career. “I think he is ­basically retired. I don’t want to speak for him, but he has done a lot of work and he has done very well as a person financially,” Peter Fonda told Page Six recently about his hellraisin’ pal. Well, to put it lightly, he don’t know Jack.

Continue reading Forget Retirement Talk, Jack Nicholson To Star In ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake With Kristen Wiig at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Peter Fonda Reprises ‘Easy Rider’ Role For Mercedes Super Bowl Ad

6 February 2017 3:07 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Peter Fonda starred in the Mercedes Super Bowl ad on Sunday in which he reprised his role from Easy Rider. Peter Fonda’S Mercedes Super Bowl Ad The ad opens in a sleazy motorcycle bar, with a leather-and-tye-dye wearing biker playing Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” on the jukebox. The camera pans over a few typical biker antics, […]

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Peter Fonda back in leathers for Coen Brothers Mercedes-amg Gt Super Bowl commercial

5 February 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Peter Fonda steps back into his leathers in the 2017 Super Bowl commercial for the Mercedes-amg Gt Roadster — in a spot titled Easy Driver and directed by The Coen Brothers. But this time the Easy Rider legend isn’t on a bike — but rather at the wheel of the Mercedes sports car. The commercial starts with a scene inside a roadside bar full of burly bikers fighting each other and generally doing that thing that bikers do (at least on film). But everything comes to a standstill when one of the bikers comes in and tells the others their bikes...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Check Out All the Best Super Bowl Commercials Here!

5 February 2017 1:43 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There’s still four days until the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots’ big face-off in Texas, but many of the anticipated Super Bowl Li commercials have already hit the Internet.

From celebrity-filled spots to inspirational stories, this year’s batch of ads up the ante. Here are all the clips you can already watch online – so on Sunday you won’t have to stress about taking a commercial bathroom break.

Buick’s “Pee-Wee”

Miranda Kerr and Cam Newton unexpectedly pop up at a pee-wee football game in Buick’s offering, which promotes their Encore and Cascada vehicles.

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- Lindsay Kimble and Rose Minutaglio

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Watch The Super Bowl: Live Stream the Patriots Vs. Falcons Online for Free

5 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The New England Patriots are back in the championship race for a ninth time tonight, facing off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl Li, and you’ll be able to live stream the entire game for free online thanks to Fox.

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Anyone without television access can watch the game using the Fox Sports Go website or the Fox Sports Go app, with no channel subscription needed. Both platforms are accessible on mobile devises as well as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. The live-stream will include the same ad inventory as the television broadcast, which means you won’t end up missing out on all the commercials and trailers everyone will be talking about.

The NFL app will also be live-streaming the game, but you’ll have to be »

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Watch The Super Bowl: Live Stream the Patriots Vs. Falcons Online for Free

5 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The New England Patriots are back in the championship race for a ninth time tonight, facing off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl Li, and you’ll be able to live stream the entire game for free online thanks to Fox.

Read More: Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

Anyone without television access can watch the game using the Fox Sports Go website or the Fox Sports Go app, with no channel subscription needed. Both platforms are accessible on mobile devises as well as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. The live-stream will include the same ad inventory as the television broadcast, which means you won’t end up missing out on all the commercials and trailers everyone will be talking about.

The NFL app will also be live-streaming the game, but you’ll have to be »

- Zack Sharf

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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst

4 February 2017 10:11 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Super Bowl is a collective television event like no other. Not only do the night’s ratings inevitably top the year, but everyone is actually gathering together at the same time to watch live. With so many eyeballs glued to a TV screen in real time, it’s no wonder the marketing gurus bring out their best stuff for Super Bowl Sunday — or at least they try.

Below is a running list — updated throughout the big game — of the best and worst Super Bowl spots we’ve seen, with a brief review and grade for each. Let us know what you think in the comments, and vote in the poll for the best and worst ads when the game ends.

Audi – #DriveProgress

Hell yes, Audi! In a surprisingly issue-focused ad for a luxury car company, Audi put an innocent face to an age-old American problem: pay equality. How could »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Michael Schneider

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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst

4 February 2017 10:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Super Bowl is a collective television event like no other. Not only do the night’s ratings inevitably top the year, but everyone is actually gathering together at the same time to watch live. With so many eyeballs glued to a TV screen in real time, it’s no wonder the marketing gurus bring out their best stuff for Super Bowl Sunday — or at least they try.

Below is a running list — updated throughout the big game — of the best and worst Super Bowl spots we’ve seen, with a brief review and grade for each. Let us know what you think in the comments, and vote in the poll for the best and worst ads when the game ends.

Audi – #DriveProgress

Hell yes, Audi! In a surprisingly issue-focused ad for a luxury car company, Audi put an innocent face to an age-old American problem: pay equality. How could »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Michael Schneider

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See the 2017 Super Bowl Commercials From Famous Directors

3 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If you're going to spend millions of dollars on a Super Bowl commercial, you might as well do something special and have a well-known director at the helm. Many of the ads playing during Super Bowl Li are indeed from established filmmakers. And for a special distinction this year two of the spots will be produced and broadcast live, one by Peter Berg and another starring Adam Driver.   Mercedez Directed by the Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old MenHail Caesar!) Starring Peter Fonda with a nod to his role in Easy Rider   Wix Directed by Louis Letterrier (The TransporterThe Incredible HulkNow You See Me) Starring Jason Statham (The Transporter) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)   Kia Directed...

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Super Bowl 2017: From Puppy Bowl to Harry Potter, Here’s What Else to Watch During the Big Game

3 February 2017 9:39 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Perhaps the Super Bowl isn’t for everyone. Watching the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons might be yawn-inducing.

But we live in an era of Too Much TV, of course, which means there are countless options for alternative viewing during the Big Game. (Or, there’s always the possibility of reading a book. Ok, that’s going too far. Apologies.)

Read More: ‘Puppy Bowl’: Adoptions, Special Needs Pups, and Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s Cutest Game (With Photos!)

Streaming services are an option, but if you’re flipping back and forth between the Super Bowl and other fare, we’ve compiled a list of how the cable networks are counterprogramming this year’s Big Game. It turns out there’s a little something for everyone, including comedy (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Parks and Recreation”), drama (“Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Svu”), animation (the “Madagascar” movies, »

- Michael Schneider

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Super Bowl 2017: From Puppy Bowl to Harry Potter, Here’s What Else to Watch During the Big Game

3 February 2017 9:39 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Perhaps the Super Bowl isn’t for everyone. Watching the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons might be yawn-inducing.

But we live in an era of Too Much TV, of course, which means there are countless options for alternative viewing during the Big Game. (Or, there’s always the possibility of reading a book. Ok, that’s going too far. Apologies.)

Read More: ‘Puppy Bowl’: Adoptions, Special Needs Pups, and Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s Cutest Game (With Photos!)

Streaming services are an option, but if you’re flipping back and forth between the Super Bowl and other fare, we’ve compiled a list of how the cable networks are counterprogramming this year’s Big Game. It turns out there’s a little something for everyone, including comedy (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Parks and Recreation”), drama (“Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Svu”), animation (the “Madagascar” movies, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Puppy Bowl’: Adoptions, Special Needs Pups, and Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s Cutest Game (With Photos!)

3 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rustle up the kibble and let the fur fly. It’s time for “Puppy Bowl.”

Animal Planet’s cute annual counter-programming to the Big Game returns for its lucky 13th year, and its pooch players show no sign of slowing down. But before you unleash the hounds on your TVs this Sunday, here are 13 things to know about this year’s “Puppy Bowl.”

1. Doggies Do No. 2: “Puppy Bowl” is the second-highest rated programming after the Big Game that day. In 2016, it drew 2.2 million viewers opposite the Big Game and a whopping 9.3 million viewers total in repeats over 12 hours.

2. The Pups Are Alright: In the wake of the animal abuse allegations against “A Dog’s Purpose,” animal lovers want assurances that their entertainment isn’t causing critters harm or distress. “Puppy Bowl” has worked with the American Humane Association every year and has animal wranglers, trainers, volunteers and a vet on hand during shoots. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Puppy Bowl’: Adoptions, Special Needs Pups, and Everything You Need to Know About Sunday’s Cutest Game (With Photos!)

3 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Rustle up the kibble and let the fur fly. It’s time for “Puppy Bowl.”

Animal Planet’s cute annual counter-programming to the Big Game returns for its lucky 13th year, and its pooch players show no sign of slowing down. But before you unleash the hounds on your TVs this Sunday, here are 13 things to know about this year’s “Puppy Bowl.”

1. Doggies Do No. 2: “Puppy Bowl” is the second-highest rated programming after the Big Game that day. In 2016, it drew 2.2 million viewers opposite the Big Game and a whopping 9.3 million viewers total in repeats over 12 hours.

2. The Pups Are Alright: In the wake of the animal abuse allegations against “A Dog’s Purpose,” animal lovers want assurances that their entertainment isn’t causing critters harm or distress. “Puppy Bowl” has worked with the American Humane Association every year and has animal wranglers, trainers, volunteers and a vet on hand during shoots. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Super Bowl Commercials: Peter Fonda Gears Up for Mercedes-Benz on Game Day

3 February 2017 7:35 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Members of a younger generation who take in a new Super Bowl commercial from Mercedes-Benz this Sunday might get a lesson in the popularity of the seminal film “Easy Rider.” Peter Fonda doesn’t mind.

“Columbia maintains it only made like $20 million, but I’ve been cashing the checks, so I know how much it made,” the actor joked in a recent interview.  When he appears in the Mercedes ad evoking the “Captain America” character he played in the 1969 movie, he thinks it will whet appetites for the film’s 50th anniversary, which will take place in 2019.

Fonda says he was excited to get an invite to appear in the commercial, which is directed by the famous director-producers Joel and Ethan Coen. The ad has quite a tableau: a biker bar called Tiny’s filled with bikers dressed to the very last detail. One stout fellow has the visage of Fonda’s movie character etched upon his »

- Brian Steinberg

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Melissa McCarthy Saves the Whales in Kia’s Environmentalist Super Bowl Ad — Watch

1 February 2017 4:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and a number of companies are releasing their high-profile ads early. Among them is Kia, whose minute-long spot features Melissa McCarthy and takes an environmentalist approach to the noble goal of selling cars. Watch below.

Read More: Budweiser’s Cinematic Super Bowl Ad Tells an Immigrant’s Tale — Watch

It begins with our intrepid heroine receiving a call to action: “Melissa, the whales need your help.” McCarthy responds at once with both sympathy and urgency in her voice: “I love whales!” She gets to work immediately, obviously with comic results, before being informed that our ocean-dwelling friends aren’t the only ones in need of assistance. Trees, polar ice caps and even rhinos all face existential threats, and the only person who can save them is the star of “Tammy.”

Read More: Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super »

- Michael Nordine

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Melissa McCarthy Saves the Whales in Kia’s Environmentalist Super Bowl Ad — Watch

1 February 2017 4:58 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and a number of companies are releasing their high-profile ads early. Among them is Kia, whose minute-long spot features Melissa McCarthy and takes an environmentalist approach to the noble goal of selling cars. Watch below.

Read More: Budweiser’s Cinematic Super Bowl Ad Tells an Immigrant’s Tale — Watch

It begins with our intrepid heroine receiving a call to action: “Melissa, the whales need your help.” McCarthy responds at once with both sympathy and urgency in her voice: “I love whales!” She gets to work immediately, obviously with comic results, before being informed that our ocean-dwelling friends aren’t the only ones in need of assistance. Trees, polar ice caps and even rhinos all face existential threats, and the only person who can save them is the star of “Tammy.”

Read More: Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super »

- Michael Nordine

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