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Owen Wilson Joins Roberts In "Wonder"

10 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join Julia Roberts in the film adaptation of the R.J. Palacio young adult novel "Wonder" at Lionsgate

Jacob Tremblay ("Room") stars as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.

Wilson will play the boy's father opposite Roberts as his mother. Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") directs from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Owen Wilson Nabs Role In Lionsgate’s Adaptation Of Wonder

11 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the catwalk to North River Heights, Zoolander 2 star Owen Wilson has nabbed a role in Wonder, Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s heart-wrenching Ya novel.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Wilson will now star opposite Julia Roberts as parents to Room breakout Jacob Tremblay. Ordered to the fringes of society due to a facial deformity, August Pullman (Tremblay) acts as the beating heart of Wonder, and Palacio’s celebrated story chronicles the trials and tribulations that August faces in his quest for a normal life.

First published in 2012, the official synopsis reads as so: “August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school.until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing »

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Jacob Tremblay joins Owen Wilson in ‘Wonder’

16 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jacob Tremblay, the nine-year-old actor who delighted us with his performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room last year, has signed to star alongside Owen Wilson in the adaptation of Ya novel Wonder. The book is written by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, and was fist published in 2012.

Tremblay will play the role of Auggie in the film, the main protagonist. Here’s a little more about the story from the official book synopsis.

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. »

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Wonder (2017): Owen Wilson in Talks to Star Alongside Julia Roberts

20 hours ago | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Owen Wilson in talks to star in Wonder. Final negotiations are in the works for Owen Wilson to star in Lionsgate‘s Wonder (2017). Julia Roberts and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay are already attached to the project, which is set to release in the spring of 2017. Wonder will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, written by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, and produced […] »

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Owen Wilson to Co-Star With Julia Roberts in ‘Wonder’ (Exclusive)

27 June 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Owen Wilson is in final negotiations to join Julia Roberts in Lionsgate’s “Wonder.”

Jacob Tremblay, who broke out last year in “Room,” is also attached to star as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life — and then became  an unlikely hero when he entered  the local fifth grade.

Roberts plays Tremblay’s mother in the adaptation of Raquel J. Palacio’s novel and Wilson’s will portray the father. Lionsgate had no comment on the casting.

Lionsgate recently dated the movie for April 7. Stephen Chbosky is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad.

Producers are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman through their Mandeville Films banner.

Palacio’s book has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Wilson has been filming Alcon’s comedy “Bastards” with Ed Helms. »

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Owen Wilson in Talks to Join Julia Roberts in 'Wonder'

27 June 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join Julia Roberts in Wonder, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio Ya novel. Jacob Tremblay, who had a breakout performance as the young star of Room opposite Brie Larson, will star in the film as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.  Wilson will play the boy’s father opposite Roberts, who is playing the mother. Director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is helming from a script

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John Oliver Goes Nuclear on Brexit Vote and Warns U.S. over Trump: 'There Are No F---ing Do-Overs'

27 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Oliver is not happy with voters in his native United Kingdom - "a place," he says, "whose very name, after this week's events, is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic." Oliver is referring of course to Britain's controversial vote to leave the European Union, a decision which the comedian completely eviscerated in the latest episode of his show, Last Week Tonight. "First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it's what many other countries celebrate their independence from," Oliver said. "Second, the sequel to the movie [Independence Day] actually opened this week, and features the wholesale destruction of London, which is beginning »

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John Oliver Goes Nuclear on Brexit Vote and Warns Us Over Trump: 'There Are No F---ing Do-Overs'

27 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Oliver is not happy with voters in his native United Kingdom - "a place," he says, "whose very name, after this week's events, is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic." Oliver is referring of course to Britain's controversial vote to leave the European Union, a decision which the comedian completely eviscerated in the latest episode of his show, Last Week Tonight. "First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it's what many other countries celebrate their independence from," Oliver said. "Second, the sequel to the movie [Independence Day] actually opened this week, and features the wholesale destruction of London, which is beginning »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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John Oliver on Brexit Fallout: 'United Kingdom' Now Sounds 'Sarcastic'

27 June 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Despite John Oliver's convincing, hilarious arguments, Britain voted last week to leave the EU – a move known around the world as "Brexit." On the latest Last Week Tonight, the host switched to damage control, calling the United Kingdom "a place whose very name, after this week's events, is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic."

Noting the "swift and significant" Brexit fallout – tumbling stocks, a historically weak British pound and Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation – Oliver gazed into the nation's uncertain future. The comedian placed much of the blame on pro-Brexit campaigners Nigel Farage, »

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Wes Anderson’s ‘Bottle Rocket’ Short Film: Watch the 13 Minute Clip That Launched His Career

25 June 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1992 a relatively unknown Wes Anderson shot the 13-minute short film, “Bottle Rocket.” Co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, the quirky black and white film, set to a snazzy Jazz score, showed brothers Owen and Luke Wilson as thieves in training.

The short was shown at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and received critical praise. Two years later, Anderson took this piece and created a full feature of the same name, again starring the Wilson brothers.

The film followed Anthony (Luke), recently released from a mental hospital after having a nervous breakdown, who joins his friend Dignan (Owen), as they hatch a scheme for a yet-unspecified crime spree that involves one of their former boss’.

Read More: ‘Watership Down’: Wes Anderson, Guillermo del Toro & More Describe Story’s Impact Ahead Of New Miniseries

The 1996 film generated great buzz and launched the careers of Anderson and the Wilsons.

From there, the »

- Liz Calvario

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22 Deserving Oscar Contenders From the First Half of 2016

24 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of them fresh off exposure-boosting festival circuits — drown everything out.

There are exceptions, of course, but mostly, without the help of critical kudos and other precursor awards that deign to have long memories, quality work is frequently left in the also-ran pile. In an effort to keep the spotlight trained on deserving contenders, here is a long list of players we’d like to see remembered by the Academy later this year.

[Note: This list only includes films theatrically released to the public through the year’s midway point. Not all festival entries are eligible.]

Best Picture: “Weiner

Rather than save it for the documentary feature category, why not just call one of the year’s best movies exactly what it is? This Sundance hit is somehow the perfect movie for now: Flawed heroes, media obsession with titillation yielding obfuscation of substance — it’s brilliantly in tune with the zeitgeist. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Jenelle Riley

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Date Changes For "Night," "Zookeeper"

20 June 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

On the weekend came word that Ben Affleck's Dennis Lehane's period crime epic "Live By Night" was being moved up by a whopping nine months - from October 2017 to January 2017. This has already led to rumors of an awards-season qualifying run with the film adopting a limited late December release this year followed by a wide opening in January (ala "American Sniper").

What the film gods giveth, they also taketh away. Word comes today that Niki Caro's WW2 film "The Zookeeper's Wife," starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl, has been cut from awards qualification this year as its distributor Focus Features has set a March 31st 2017 release.

There's been some other key release date changes as well this week with the Owen Wilson and Ed Helms comedy "Bastards" being delayed from October to January 27th next year, while "How To Train Your Dragon 3" has been moved up »

- Garth Franklin

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The Lego Movie 2 Gets Delayed Until 2019

18 June 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Perhaps the blow is a little less hard considering that The Lego Batman Movie is coming in 2017, but today Warner Bros. announced that it is delaying The Lego Movie Sequel by almost an entire year. This news arrives amongst a few other key changes to Warner Bros.' impending slate as they shuffle around some of their more or less anticipated releases. But the follow-up to 2014's The Lego Movie sounds like the most disappointing move for fans.

The Lego Movie 2 was originally set for release on May 18, 2018. There, it had the entire weekend to itself. Though, it would have come two weeks after the release of Marvel's biggest sequel yet Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. And then, in the following week, it would have had to contend with the second Star Wars spinoff Han Solo. What is interesting about this is, Han Solo made a Lego mini-fig cameo in the original Lego Movie, »

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The Lego Movie 2 pushed back to 2019

18 June 2016 1:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans impatiently waiting for the sequel to 2014’s The Lego Movie will have to wait a little bit longer, as it won’t hit theatres until February 8th, 2019, Warner Bros. confirmed on Friday.

The Lego Movie 2 was originally supposed to open May 18th, 2018, but it’s one of four movies to have its release shifted by the company.

In addition to The Lego Movie 2, Warner Bros. have also delayed the release of the disaster film Geostorm, which will now open October 20th, 2017, instead of January 13th, 2017.

Ben Affleck’s period crime drama Live by Night, adapted from the novel by Dennis Lehane, will now open in place of Geostorm on October 20th, 2017 .

Lastly, the comedy Bastards, starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, will open on January 27th, 2017, instead of the originally slated November 4th, 2016.

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Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Pushed Nine Months; ‘Lego Movie 2’ Delayed

17 June 2016 7:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has pushed Gerard Butler drama “Geostorm” back nine months to Oct. 20, 2017, and delayed “The Lego Movie 2” until 2019.

The studio has also moved Ben Affleck’s crime drama “Live by Night” forward nine months to Jan. 13, 2017 — which had been the slot for “Geostorm.” Affleck directed “Live by Night” from his own script, adapted from the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film stars Affleck, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Elle Fanning.

Finally, Warner Bros. moved its Ed Helms-Owen Wilson comedy “Bastards,” produced by Alcon, back to two months from Nov. 4 to Jan. 27.

Warner Bros. has two other Lego movies coming in 2017 — “Lego Batman” on Feb. 10 and “Ninjago” on Sept. 17. “The Lego Movie 2″ will open on Feb. 8, 2019,” utilizing the same opening weekend that “The Lego Movie” had in 2014.

The Lego Movie” was a surprise success, opening with a $69 million weekend domestically. »

- Dave McNary

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Tom Hiddleston the Heartthrob: 5 Things to Know About the British Actor Spotted Kissing Taylor Swift

16 June 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Hiddleston has been a household name for Marvel fans ever since his scene-stealing performance as duplicitous God of Mischief Loki in the two Thor movies and 2010's The Avengers. It was only days ago that the British actor, 35 - who was linked to Elizabeth Olsen last year - declared he was "still single, dude! Last of the Mohicans!" in an interview with Esquire. But now the star is making headlines for a possible new romance with superstar Taylor Swift after the two were photographed getting cozy in Rhode Island. Here are five things you should know about the British heartthrob, »

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Tom Hiddleston the Heartthrob: 5 Things to Know About the British Actor Spotted Kissing Taylor Swift

15 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Hiddleston has been a household name for Marvel fans ever since his scene-stealing performance as duplicitous God of Mischief Loki in the two Thor movies and 2010's The Avengers. It was only days ago that the British actor, 35 - who was linked to Elizabeth Olsen last year - declared he was "still single, dude! Last of the Mohicans!" in an interview with Esquire. But now the star is making headlines for a possible new romance with superstar Taylor Swift after the two were photographed getting cozy in Rhode Island. Here are five things you should know about the British heartthrob, »

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Howard Storm’s ‘My Descent Into Death’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

15 June 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alcon Entertainment has optioned film rights to Howard Storm’s book “My Descent Into Death,” a supernatural thriller dramatizing the author’s near-death experience.

Jinder Ho (“There,” “Past on Conversation”) will write the film adaptation. Mark Clayman (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) brought the book to Alcon and will produce along with Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Carl Rogers will oversee the project with Alex Tompkins. Rogers, Alcon’s head of development, has been at the company since 2005.

Storm’s book, first published in 2000, details his experience in 1985, when he was awaiting emergency surgery and found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Rather than going “toward the light,” he found himself being torturously dragged to realms of darkness and death, and then to heaven before being transported back to earth with a new purpose.

Alcon’s upcoming projects include the road-trip comedy “Bastards,” now in post-production starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms; and a sequel to “Blade Runner,” currently in pre-production with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista starring.

Jinder is repped by CAA and Andrew Coles at The Mission.

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- Dave McNary

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‘The Internship’ Star Harvey Guillen Joins Ross Lynch in Indie Comedy ‘Status Update’ (Exclusive)

13 June 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actor Harvey Guillen has joined Ross Lynch (“Austin and Ally”) and Olivia Holt (“I Didn’t Do It”) in the indie comedy “Status Update,” TheWrap has learned. Guillen is best known for his role in 2013’s “The Internship,” where he starred alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Production is set to begin next week in Vancouver. “Status Update” is about a teenager (Lynch) who moves from his hometown after his  parents split up and stumbles on a magical app that causes his social media updates to come true. Also Read: Innovative Artists Signs Actor Harvey Guillen (Exclusive) No sooner does »

- Rasha Ali

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Pixar Chief Talks "Cars 3" Storyline

13 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Out talking up this coming weekend's launch of "Finding Dory" at the film's premiere, Pixar's Cco John Lassetter has also spoken about the next film in the "Cars" film series which sees Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) return to cinemas next Summer.

While the second film took on a spy thriller feel, Lassetter tells EW that the third focuses heavily on McQueen's past relationship with Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), his mentor from the original film:

"We've got some great new characters, some great racing in it. It's a very emotional story. It's a little bit more akin to Cars 1, where you get into a deep emotion with him. It's really a special story. It's very emotional and his relationship with Doc Hudson, and his memory of Doc Hudson."

The film will also reportedly show McQueen trying to adapt to the world of racing, as bigger, faster, and younger cars begin to dominate the sport. A yellow car named Cruz Ramirez starts to train McQueen – a central relationship in the sequel.

"Cars 3" opens in cinemas June 16th 2017. »

- Garth Franklin

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