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Croods 2 Finds Its Director, Brings in Leslie Mann

18 October 2017 5:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Animation's The Croods 2 is finally back on the right track after the studio set a new release date for the animated sequel last month. Today the studio has set Joel Crawford to make his feature directorial debut with The Croods 2, after serving as head of story on the studio's Trolls and directing the new TV special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday, which was announced this week and will debut on NBC Wednesday, November 24. Here's what Chris deFaria, president of DreamWorks Animation Film Group, had to say in a statement about the filmmaker.

"Joel has done masterful work in his career and has proven himself to be an artist with a keen eye for character and story. His wonderful work at the helm of the DreamWorks Trolls Holiday as the director demonstrates his ability to expand his talents, and we think he's the perfect choice to bring the Croods »

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'Croods 2' Finds Its Director (Exclusive)

18 October 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Joel Crawford, who most recently served as head of story on Trolls, will make his feature directorial debut on DreamWorks Animation's The Croods 2, which is set for release on Sept. 18, 2020. Additionally, Mark Swift, who most recently produced Dwa's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, is lined up to produce.

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the returning voice cast, as the Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family. Additional castmembers include Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke, as well as Leslie Mann, who is joining the cast.

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Movie News: Matt Damon to Star in 'Charlatan'; 'The Croods 2' Nabs New Release Date

20 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Charlatan: Matt Damon (Suburbicon, above) will star as a doctor turned con man in Charlatan. It's based on a book by Pope Brock, first published in 2008, that told the true story of a medical doctor in Kansas who fooled his patients into believing he had found a cure for impotence. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen) will write the screenplay. [Variety]   The Croods 2: A sequel to The Croods (above) has now set a theatrical release date. The Croods 2 will once again feature a prehistoric family as they grapple with a new challenge: another family. Returning members of the voice cast include Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke. Leslie Mann will lend her vocal talents as well. Look for the...

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- Peter Martin

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The Croods 2 Finally Gets a Release Date

19 September 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks has firmed up some of their upcoming slate and it is a little surprising, for various reasons. Croods 2 is now set for release on September 18, 2020, and Spooky Jack is set for a September 17, 2021, release. Last year, it was reported that the studio canceled The Croods 2, despite the fact that the movie was a big financial success. For some reason, that has changed and now the sequel is on track for release in a few years.

The Croods was released in 2013 and made a very impressive $587.2 million worldwide. Even though it seemed, for whatever reason, they weren't going to do the sequel, DreamWorks Animation has had a change of heart and The Croods 2 is back on. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke are all set to reprise their roles for the sequel, with Leslie Mann set to join the cast this time around. »

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‘The Croods 2’ Back in Action as DreamWorks Animation Sets a New Release Date

19 September 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in 2013, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox introduced moviegoing audiences to The Croods, the most famous animated prehistoric family since The Flintstones. Starring Nicolas CageCatherine KeenerEmma StoneRyan ReynoldsCloris Leachman and Clark DukeThe Croods went on to earn over $187 million domestically for a worldwide tally of over $587 million. It also managed to snag a Best Animated Feature Film Oscar nomination for its efforts. A sequel was all set up and ready to go for a December 2017 release date, but then the trouble started. Dwa's distribution moved from 20th Century Fox … »

- Dave Trumbore

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‘Croods 2’ Revived as Animated Sequel and Jason Blum’s ‘Spooky Jack’ Get Release Dates

19 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods 2” and a new original feature, “Spooky Jack,” were both added to Universal’s release calendar on Tuesday.

The sequel to 2013’s “The Croods” had been taken off the release schedule and thought to be possibly scrapped. But it is now back on track for a Sept. 18, 2020 release.

The first installment of “The Croods” made $587 million worldwide pointing towards signs of an obvious sequel. Leslie Mann is set to join the returning cast that included Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, and Clark Duke.

Plot details are unknown at this time.

Spooky Jack,” which will be exec produced by Jason Blum, is set to open on Sept. 17, 2021. The story follows three siblings who move into an eerie new home and discover that all the creatures we’ve been told don’t exist actually do. They must handle some unusual squatters from mischievous leprechauns and the elusive Big Foot to »

- Justin Kroll

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Universal Revives ‘Croods 2,’ Sets DreamWorks Animation Sequel for 2020

19 September 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ten months after being taken off the release schedule, “The Croods 2” is being revived by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, and has been set for release on September 18, 2020. The sequel to the 2013 Oscar-nominated caveman film will see Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke return to the cast in a sequel that will see The Croods encounter another prehistoric family. Leslie Mann will also join the cast. Also Read: Watch 'Fifty Shades Freed' Ominously Tease Both Foreplay and Gun Play (Video) Universal and Dwa also set a release date for “Spooky Jack, »

- Jeremy Fuster

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November Criminals Trailer Unites Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort

18 September 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first trailer for November Criminals has arrived. This marks the first movie that will make its way to theaters featuring Ansel Elgort since his breakout in this summer's Baby Driver. However, Elgort finds himself on the right side of the law this time around, but things look no less troublesome for the young star, right or wrong. He's on a mission to figure out what happened to his friend, even if nobody else wants to help.

Sony Pictures Entertainment released the first trailer for November Criminals, which will first arrive on digital platforms November 7 before getting a theatrical release on December 8. The trailer is quite dramatic and clearly puts Ansel Elgort at the center. The movie also will be dealing with pretty topical racial issues, as a 17-year-old, African-American high school student is murdered and everyone wants to attribute it to gang violence, even though he had no known gang associations. »

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First Trailer for Crime Drama 'November Criminals' with Ansel Elgort

18 September 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"My friend just got killed... You can't expect me just to sit around and not do anything about it!" Sony has debuted the first official trailer for a crime drama titled November Criminals, from the director of Anvil: The Story of Anvil and Hitchcock previously. Adapted from Sam Munson's novel of the same name, the story is about a high schooler who takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C. The film stars Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz, along with Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Cory Hardrict, Terry Kinney, Danny Flaherty, Victor Williams, and Tessa Albertson. Maybe it is just because I'm seeing Ansel Elgort once again, but this reminds me of so many other films recently, including Paper Towns and Netflix's "13 Reasons Why". Here's to hoping it's good, but I'm not entirely sure just yet. Here's the first official trailer for Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals, »

- Alex Billington

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‘November Criminals’ Trailer: Ansel Elgort Goes From ‘Baby Driver’ to ‘Brick’ in This Indie Mystery Drama

18 September 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ansel Elgort is riding the success of “Baby Driver” right into the fall, in which he stars opposite Chloë Grace Moretz in the indie murder mystery “November Criminals.” Based on the novel of the same name by Sam Munson, the film stars the two Ya favorites as a pair of college-bound friends who team up to try and solve the mysterious death of one of their classmates. Think “Brink” with a dash of romance and a bit more conventional.

November Criminals” is directed by British journalist-turned-filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, best known for directing the documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” and the Anthony Hopkins-starring “Hitchcock.” He’s currently in production on the HBO original movie My Dinner With Hervé, starring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage. The supporting cast includes Tessa Albertson, Catherine Keener, and David Strathairn.

Read More:‘Baby Driver’ is Edgar Wright’s First $100M Hit and Has Grossed »

- Zack Sharf

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Taylor Sheridan Says His ‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’ ‘Makes the First One Look Like a Comedy’

5 August 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Taylor Sheridan just made his directorial debut with “Wind River” after making a name for himself as a screenwriter in recent years with the likes of “Hell or High Water” (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and “Sicario.” Now the latter is getting a sequel in “Soldado,” which Sheridan will likewise write (but which original director Denis Villeneuve will not return for). Speaking to Collider, the actor-turned-screenwriter-turned-director says this second chapter will be even darker than the first — in fact, “it makes the first one look like a comedy.”

Read MoreHow Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Wind River’ Won an Award at Cannes

“When I told them I would write it, they asked for the traditional studio call and the outline and all that, and I said, ‘No, no, no, guys. The first one was original. I’m just going to go away and I’m going to come back with it and there you go, »

- Michael Nordine

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Win ‘Get Out’ on DVD: On Blu-ray™, DVD & On Demand on July 24

21 July 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A speculative thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Split, Insidious franchise, The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, the first African-American writer/director to cross $100 million at the box office with his debut film, Get Out arrives on Digital on July 10, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 24, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  To co-inside with the release we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), a young white woman, have been dating for several months, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family’s upstate home with parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).  At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing »

- Paul Heath

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Julia Roberts drama 'Homecoming' lands at Amazon Studios

19 July 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Cable Productions and Anonymous Content to produce.

Amazon Studios has prevailed in the race to secure global rights to the upcoming psychological thriller series Homecoming starring Julia Roberts.

Sources confirmed to Screen that Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will direct and serve as executive producer on the half-hour drama being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Mr. Robot producer Anonymous Content.

Amazon is understood to have ordered two seasons of Homecoming, which is based on a fiction podcast by Gimlet Media about caseworker at a top secret government facility and a soldier.

Roberts would play the caseworker in what has become another TV project on her to-do list after HBO made a development deal last month for Annapurna Television’s limited series Today Will Be Different.

Podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg are adapting the screenplay from the source material, which starred Catherine Keener and Oscar Isaac.

Esmail is producing via his Esmail Corp alongside »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Julia Roberts’ ‘Homecoming’ Series Picked Up by Amazon for Two Seasons

19 July 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A series based on the thrilling fiction podcast “Homecoming” and starring Julia Roberts has been picked up for a two-season order at Amazon. “Homecoming” is a six-party political thriller centering on a caseworker at a secret government facility. Roberts will play that caseworker’s supervisor. Catherine KeenerOscar Isaac and David Schwimmer starred in the original podcast, which was produced by Gimlet Media and launched in Nov. 2016. Sam Esmail of “Mr. Robot” fame helped develop the series and is serving as an executive producer, alongside Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content, Horowitz, Bloomberg and Alicia Van Couvering. Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg »

- Carli Velocci

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‘Homecoming’ Creator Eli Horowitz on Turning the Hit Podcast Into a TV Show and Starting Over in Season 2

19 July 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of things that makes “Homecoming” great is what it can’t show you.

As one of the driving creative forces behind the most popular scripted series in podcasting, Eli Horowitz explains that it took a while to figure out how to make that limitation work to his advantage. Horowitz created “Homecoming” alongside Micah Bloomberg, with whom he also wrote and directs every episode of the series. As the show releases the premiere of its second season on Wednesday, he thinks they’ve finally started to figure out how this world operates.

“In audio, certain things are harder: establishing the setting, establishing who’s talking, giving each scene its own texture,” Horowitz said, in a recent IndieWire interview. “At first those seem like obstacles or limitations: chores you have to do. What we’re starting to get better at is using them as creative prompts. How can set this in »

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Julia Roberts' Homecoming Drama Nabs Two-Season Deal at Amazon

19 July 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amazon is officially in business with the Pretty Woman.

The streaming service has given a two-season order to Homecoming, a half-hour political thriller starring Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Mr. Robot creator Sam EsmailHomecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts), her supervisor, and a soldier. The project is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which starred Catherine Keener (as the caseworker), Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.

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Amazon to Adapt Agatha Christie Novels as TV Series

18 July 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s no mystery: Amazon is getting into the Agatha Christie business. The streaming service has added a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of original dramas. The U.S. partnership will kick off with “Ordeal By Innocence,” which is already in production across the pond, and stars Bill NighyAlice EveElla PurnellMatthew GoodeCatherine KeenerEd WestwickLuke TreadawayEleanor Tomlinson and Morven Christie. In “Ordeal By Innocence,” old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family when a man suddenly turns up and claims that the black sheep of the family, Jack Argyll, »

- Tony Maglio

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Amazon Picks Up U.S. Rights To Agatha Christie Dramas

18 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon has struck a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for U.S. rights to the upcoming seven dramas based on the author's works. Ordeal By Innocence is the first adaptation out the door, with filming starting in Scotland this month. The three-part mini, produced by Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen for the BBC, has set its ensemble cast led by Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode. Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway… »

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Amazon Nabs Agatha Christie Mystery Series Slate for U.S.

18 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A new batch of Agatha Christie whodunits is coming to Amazon, which inked a deal for exclusive U.S. streaming rights to a series of adaptations from the British mystery maven’s estate.

Under the deal brokered by Wme-Img, Agatha Christie Ltd. continues its partnership with U.K. production company Mammoth Screen. In April, Img reached a deal with Agatha Christie Ltd. to handle international sales for the slate of seven new dramas.

The first adaptation under the deal is “Ordeal by Innocence,” based on Christie’s 1958 novel, which began production earlier this month in the U.K.

“We are thrilled to bring to our slate these adaptations from the world’s greatest mystery writer,” said Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios’ head of international series. “With terrific talent, in front of and behind the camera, they are sure to delight our customers.”

Ordeal by Innocence” reunites Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen with writer and executive producer »

- Todd Spangler

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Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode to lead Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal By Innocence

9 July 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode have signed on to lead the cast of Ordeal By Innocence, a three-part adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, which is the first of seven dramas as part of a deal between BBC One and Agatha Christie Productions.

The 1958 book, said to be one of Christie’s personal favourites, “begins with the murder of wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll at her family estate, Sunny Point. Despite vehemently protesting his innocence, her adopted son Jack is arrested for the crime. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary appears claiming to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence. But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid: If Jack was not the killer, »

- Gary Collinson

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