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Roland Møller Cast In Rawson Marshall Thurber’s ‘Skyscraper’

22 August 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Actor Roland Møller has landed one of the main roles in the Legendary/Universal film Skyscraper, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han, the pic centers former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader (Johnson) on assignment in Hong Kong where he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. The action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn via his FlynnPictureCo… »

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Film News Roundup: Michael Watson Boxing Drama Casts Louis Cordice, Jared Harris (Exclusive)

22 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, boxing drama “Michael” gets its leads, Common joins ‘The Hate U Give,”  3D documentary “Cuba” gets a release date and the Austin Film Festival unveils its first wave of titles.

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Louis Cordice and Jared Harris have joined the cast of Magnificent Films’ upcoming boxing drama “Michael,” based on the story of Michael Watson, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cordice, who appeared in the final three “Harry Potter” movies, will be playing the title character and Harris will portray neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn. Watson suffered a near-fatal injury during a loss to Chris Eubank for the World Boxing Organization super-middleweight title in 1991.

The film will also highlight the changes that resulted in ringside medical care as a result of Watson’s injuries, his court battle with the British Board of Boxing Control, his triumph over adversity, and journey to run the London Marathon.

Harris recently received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of »

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‘Preacher’ Actor Noah Taylor Joins Dwayne Johnson in Legendary’s ‘Skyscraper’ (Exclusive)

7 August 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Noah Taylor has joined the cast of Legendary’s action pic “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne Johnson, sources tell Variety.

Neve Campbell is also on board to co-star with Johnson.

Johnson stars as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China, he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name, and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building above the fire line. »

- Justin Kroll

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Jaume Collet-Serra to Direct Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

31 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Shallows” helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is set to direct Dwayne Johnson in “Jungle Cruise,” which is based on the Walt Disney World theme park attraction.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the most recent script draft. John Davis and John Fox will produce via Davis Entertainment, Beau Flynn will produce via his FlynnPictureCo. banner, and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia are producing through Seven Bucks Productions.

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Dwayne Johnson to Star in ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie for Disney

Collet-Serra was being considered for the “Suicide Squad 2” directing job, but chose to join Johnson on the “Jungle Cruise” instead.

Johnson is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, having just finished New Line’s action pic “Rampage” and getting ready to start production on the Legendary film “Skyscraper.” “Jungle Cruise” is currently slated to go into production next April.

Collet-Serra just finished production on the Liam Neeson movie “The Commuter »

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Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Movie Finds Director

31 July 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It appears that Disney's Jungle Cruise movie has finally found its captain.

The Shallows helmer Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Dwayne Johnson in the action-adventure based on the classic Disneyland ride.

While park-goers are taken on a journey through the rivers of the world, from Africa’s Nile and Congo rivers to South America’s Amazon, exact plot details for the feature are being kept under wraps.

Johnson will also produce the adventure project with Dany Garcia, the co-ceo of the duo’s Seven Bucks Productions banner, which will next release Jumanji. John Fox and Beau Flynn will also produce. The studio is shooting for a »

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Ansel Elgort to Portray John F. Kennedy in World War II Drama ‘Mayday 109’

27 June 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort has signed on to play John F. Kennedy in the drama “Mayday 109,” based on the 1943 sinking of Kennedy’s PT boat during World War II.

The project has been in development since 2015, when Beau Flynn and Basil Iwanyk acquired a script by Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore. Kent Kubena and Taylor Zea will oversee for Thunder Road and Scott Sheldon will oversee for Flynn Picture Co. No director is yet attached.

Kennedy was the commander of patrol torpedo boat PT 109 in the South Pacific when it was rammed by a Japanese destroyer Amagin, killing two crewmen. With the crew presumed dead by allies, Kennedy led the 11 survivors in swimming to a deserted island, where the crew had to hide from passing Japanese barges.

Kennedy swam over two miles to two other islands in search of help and food, then led his men to Olasana Island, which »

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‘Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort To Play Young JFK In ‘Mayday 109’

27 June 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: As he prepares to rev up the Edgar Wright-directed Baby Driver for tomorrow’s opening, Ansel Elgort has been set to play young president John F. Kennedy Jr in Mayday 109, the true story of the future American president’s feats of heroism as a Navy captain during WWII. The film is a co-production between Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures and Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo. Elgort and Emily Gerson Saines will produce alongside Flynn and Iwanyk. The producers are… »

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Star Sightings: Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer Raise Big Money for Charity, Joe Jonas DJs in Vegas!

9 June 2017 7:37 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen's Hilarity for Charity held its third annual Hilarity for Charity Variety Show at New York City's Webster Hall on June 9, raising nearly $400,000 to fund free in-home care for struggling families with Alzheimer's Disease. The Neighbors star was also joined by comedy pals Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and Jim Gaffigan, ​who turned out to ​support the cause by taking to the stage to perform stand-up routines. Later ​in the night, ​Seth welcomed fellow funnyman Paul Rudd to the stage -- together raising over $32,000 through audience text donations.

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Meanwhile,​ "Forever" singer Chris Brown attended the premiere of his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome ​t​o My Life, chronicling the songwriter's roller​-​coaster career and life at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The film, produced by Riveting Entertainment, also features interviews with family members, friends and supporters​,​ including Usher, DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, [link »

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Baywatch 2 in development

27 May 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that Baywatch has been near-universally panned by critics and find it tough going at the box office during its opening weekend, it seems that Paramount Pictures is already looking towards a potential sequel for the big screen reboot of the hugely-popular 90s TV series.

“We have an amazing story already,” producer Beau Flynn tells Variety. “We’re bringing back [screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift] who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne Johnson would be in, I know Zac Efron and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.”

Variety also spoke to stars Kelly Rohrbach and Alexandra Daddario, both of whom responded enthusiastically when asked if they’d like to return for a second outing.

See Also: Read our reviews of Baywatch here, here and here

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Baywatch 2 Already Planned, Entire Cast Will Return

26 May 2017 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson seems to be immune to failure, even when critics generally agree that one of his movies is terrible. The movie in question? Baywatch. Despite the critical lashing, it looks like we may be seeing Baywatch 2 washing up in theaters, according to one of the producers, Beau Flynn.

While speaking with Variety, Beau Flynn revealed that the writing team Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are already working on the story for Baywatch 2. He also revealed that the principal cast members, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron will return, should Paramount decided to actually move ahead with the sequel. Here's what Beau Flynn had to say about it.

"We have an amazing story already. We're bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool »

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Baywatch 2 Is In The Works, Already Has A Story

26 May 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The new film Baywatch opened this week, starring the hilarious duo of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Based on the series of the same name starring David Hasselhoff, the movie version has taken a very self-aware, tongue in cheek approach, not unlike the 21 Jump Street films. But is Baywatch a "one and done" film adaptation like Starsky and Hutch, or will it continue to follow the model set by the 21 Jump Street films? Do I even need to ask in Hollywood's current climate?

Variety is reporting that not only is a Baywatch sequel planned, but there is already a story in place. Producer Beau Flynn told Variety:

“We have an amazing story already. We’re bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to »

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Movie News: 'Baywatch' Producer Talks Sequel; 'Sausage Party' Codirector Boards 'The Jetsons'

26 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Baywatch: Producer Beau Flynn says that a potential sequel to Baywatch would bring back stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron: "We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.” Flynn says the intention is also to bring back writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, as well as "all the girls" in the cast. Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach both confirmed their interest in reprising their roles. Baywatch is now playing in theaters nationwide. [Variety]    The Jetsons: Conrad Vernon, who codirected the rowdy Sausage Party (above left) to great success last summer, has boarded The Jetsons. The original animated TV series (above right) ran for two seasons in the early 1960s; the latest big-screen...

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It Turns Out That Baywatch Is Terrible, So It’s Obviously Getting A Sequel

26 May 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Reed Tucker at the New York Post said “it washes up on the beach like a dead whale.” Katie Walsh at the Tribune News Service accused it of being “directed incompetently” and our own Matt Donato labelled it “bloated to a point where no push-ups or dietary restrictions can help.” Currently sitting pretty at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks as though Seth Gordon’s Baywatch is a cinematic shit sandwich (though sadly, it’s likely to be an extremely profitable shit sandwich).

So, naturally, they’re already planning up a second helping for us. Variety reports that producer Beau Flynn is currently sizing up a sequel that would reunite the cast on more questionably funny beachside adventures.

“We have an amazing story already,” says Flynn. “We’re bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. »

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Producer Hopes For ‘Baywatch’ Sequel Despite Terrible Reviews

26 May 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Baywatch” is swimming into multiplexes this Memorial Day weekend, but is dragging along with it a dismal 19% score on Rotten Tomatoes (here’s our review). But who needs critics, when you have Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and a whole lot of beautiful co-stars showing off lots of skin? Producer Beau Flynn is certainly hoping that’s all audiences want to see, as he revealed plans are already cooking for a sequel that will, naturally, expand the scope of the franchise.

Continue reading Producer Hopes For ‘Baywatch’ Sequel Despite Terrible Reviews at The Playlist. »

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Movie News: 'Baywatch' Producer Talks Sequel

25 May 2017 9:18 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Baywatch: Producer Beau Flynn says that a potential sequel to Baywatch would bring back stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron: "We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.” Flynn says the intention is also to bring back writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, as well as "all the girls" in the cast. Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach both confirmed their interest in reprising their roles. Baywatch is now playing in...

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A Baywatch sequel could find the elite lifeguards heading overseas

25 May 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Although Baywatch hasn't exactly been unanimously embraced by the critics, that doesn't mean that the big-screen adaptation of the 90's TV series can't have a sequel. While speaking with Variety at the New York City screening of Baywatch, producer Beau Flynn revealed that plans were already in motion for a sequel which would bring back the cast as well as writers Damian Shannon... Read More »

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‘Baywatch’ Producer Shares Plans for Film Sequel With Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron (Exclusive)

25 May 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Baywatch” has yet to open wide in theaters, but ahead of this weekend’s debut, the team behind the film adaptation is already planning a movie franchise.

Speaking to Variety at a New York City screening of “Baywatch” earlier this week, producer Beau Flynn shared plans for a sequel, which would bring back the cast, including Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, plus writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first flick.

“We have an amazing story already,” Flynn told Variety on the red carpet, ahead of the screening on Monday. “We’re bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.”

Along with Johnson and Efron, “Baywatch,” which »

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Photos: Priyanka, Zac and the cast of Baywatch at Special New York Screening

23 May 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

– New York, NY – 5/22/17 A Special New York Screening of Paramount PicturesBaywatch” ..- Pictured: IIfenesh Hadera,Kelly Rohrbach, Zac Efron,Priyanka Chopra,Alexandra Daddario .- Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix.-Location: Landmark Sunshine Cinema

We have some amazing pictures of the special screening that was held in New York for Baywatch! The event featured special appearances by stars Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Rob Huebel and producer, Beau Flynn at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in Lower Manhattan, New York.

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– New York, NY – 5/22/17 A Special New York Screening of Paramount PicturesBaywatch” ..- Pictured: Priyanka Chopra.- Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix.-Location: Landmark Sunshine Cinema

– New York, NY – 5/22/17 A Special New York Screening of Paramount PicturesBaywatch” ..- Pictured: Priyanka Chopra.- Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix.-Location: Landmark Sunshine Cinema

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Pictures and Video: Priyanka Chopra Sparkles at the Baywatch World Premiere in Miami

15 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Miami, Fl – May 13: Priyanka Chopra attends the world premiere of Paramount Pictures’ film ‘Baywatch’ at South Beach on May 13, 2017 in Miami, Fl. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo /Getty Images for Paramount Pictures).

The star-studded world premiere of the upcoming summer action-comedy Baywatch was held in Miami on May 13th on the beach. The spectacular event was attended by the cast including Priyanka Chopra who stars in her first Hollywood motion picture. Paramount Pictures releases Baywatch in North American theaters next Thursday, May 25, ahead of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera. Directed by Seth Gordon.

First, we have a cool video of Priyanka talking about the film! »

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Dwayne Johnson Hints at a Presidential Run, Reveals How He Would Lead the Country

10 May 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson doesn't like to openly support or slam any one politician, but he does have some thoughts on how a world leader should act.

The Baywatch star covers the June issue of GQ magazine and when asked what he thinks President Donald Trump, he responds, "Mmm… With any job you come into, you've got to prove yourself."

Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron Are Ready to Make a Splash in 'Grittier' and 'Dirtier' Baywatch

Johnson then shares the qualities he thinks are important in a Commander-in-chief. "Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them," he explains. "The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it."

Bringing the conversation back to Trump, he adds, "It's hard to categorize right now how I think he's doing »

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