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'Furious 8' Shortlist Includes 'Straight Outta Compton' Director

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that a director will be announced soon for Fast & Furious 8. Furious 7 director James Wan has moved on to direct The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist, and Justin Lin, who directed the last four Fast & Furious movies before that, is currently shooting Star Trek Beyond. Today, Variety reports that Universal Pictures has narrowed their directorial choice down to four candidates, F. Gary Gray, Adam Wingard, Louis Leterrier and William Eubank.

The report claims that none of these four filmmakers have emerged as the front runner yet, but the studio is reportedly close to making their final decision. Variety also reports that there is no truth to rumors that Vin Diesel may be in the mix to direct Fast & Furious 8 himself. The actor did reveal over the weekend that he wants Rob Cohen, who directed the very first The Fast and the Furious »

- MovieWeb

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Miley Cyrus Hosts SNL (and Hillary Clinton Assists): Best/Worst Sketches?

3 October 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

I refuse to begin this recap of Saturday Night Live‘s Season 41 premiere by saying that host Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball. That would simply be too obvious, and also not entirely accurate, considering her opening monologue proved to be a good-natured (and pretty funny) takedown of the Maddening But Ultimately Fleeting Newsmakers of Summer 2015.

RelatedSaturday Night Live Taps Tracy Morgan and Amy Schumer as Hosts

Kim Davis. Rachel Dolezal. The Entourage movie. Jared Fogle and Josh Duggar (the same creepy Bobby Moynihan impression — minus a pair of glasses). They all got mocked — and ultimately dismissed »

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Alexander Payne's Downsizing Set Up At Paramount

3 October 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In development for several years already, Alexander Payne is finally ready to push ahead with sci-fi comedy Downsizing, with Nebraska distributors Paramount stepping in to handle the film.Payne wrote the script with Sideways partner Jim Taylor, and the plot will see an Omaha man (Matt Damon) low on money who decides that life would be a lot cheaper and easier if he underwent a procedure to shrink himself. Travelling through life as a tiny person, he meets a woman (Reese Witherspoon). In a previous incarnation, the film also boasted Sacha Baron Cohen and Paul Giamatti in the cast, but the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the new development doesn’t mention them, so we’ll assume for now they’re no longer aboard, but could always make new deals. While the idea of an Alexander Payne VFX film does somewhat boggle our minds, we’re excited to see what he’ll do with technology. »

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Harrison Ford Joins Britannia Award Honors List As Show Moves To Pop Network

2 October 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BAFTA Los Angeles is continuing to dole out its 2015 honors, saying today that Harrison Ford will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. It also unveiled that the annual gala, set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton, will air in the U.S. on Pop on November 6. Last year, BBC America aired the show, always a refreshing highlight of the awards-season trail (thanks for that goes to the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Cli… »

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Harrison Ford Joins Britannia Award Honors List As Show Moves To Pop Network

2 October 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

BAFTA Los Angeles is continuing to dole out its 2015 honors, saying today that Harrison Ford will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. It also unveiled that the annual gala, set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton, will air in the U.S. on Pop on November 6. Last year, BBC America aired the show, always a refreshing highlight of the awards-season trail (thanks for that goes to the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Cli… »

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Drafthouse Films to Release Danish Shock Comedy 'Klown Forever'

28 September 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Canoeing In Texas With the Hilarious Cast of the Danish Comedy 'Klown' Drafthouse Films has announced it will release "Klown Forever," the sequel to the first "Klown" movie and the Danish sitcom from which it was inspired, on VOD and in theaters in 2016. Drafthouse previously released both the first film and the television series in its entirety in 2012, and the distributor has plans for a limited theatrical release, along with a release on various VOD platforms, for the sequel. The "Klown" franchise is an irreverent comedy in the vein of Sacha Baron Cohen from Danish duo Casper Christiansen and Frank Hvam. The sequel has been described "as though Lars von Trier were directing an especially mortifying episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,'" and it relocates the duo to Los Angeles, where they encounter Hollywood celebs like Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Don't miss what Drafthouse calls "a. »

- Wil Barlow

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What's Leaving Netflix in October 2015

28 September 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, this is lousy timing. Several horror movies, including "The Exorcist," "Night of the Living Dead," and "Interview with the Vampire" are leaving Netflix on October 1, right before Halloween.

Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."

More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.

Leaving Oct. 1, 2015

"Aces High" (1976)

"A Fond Kiss" (2004)

"Agata And The Storm" (2004)

"A Good Day to Die" (2013)

"Alakazam The Great" (1960)

"All Is Lost" (2013)

"An Affair to Remember" (1957)

"Agora" (2009)

"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)

"America Declassified" (2013)

"Analyze This" (1999)

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)

"Angela's Ashes" (1999)

"Annie Hall" (1977)

"Another Woman" (1988)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Axed" (2012)

"Baby's Day Out" (1994)

"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)

"Baron Blood" (1972)

"Beaufort" (2007)

"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)

"Big Night" (1996)

"Blue Velvet" (1986)

"Brewster's Millions" (1945)

"Buying & Selling" (2013)

"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)

"Caprica" (2009)

"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)

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- Sharon Knolle

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to star in The Current War

24 September 2015 11:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Everest) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) are in talks to co-star in the long-gestating project The Current War.

The script for the film has been doing the rounds for some time now, with the likes of Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen and Timur Bekmambetov linked to it at one time or another. But now it seems the combination of heavyweights Cumberbatch and Gyllenhaal may well get the project going after all.

THR also reports that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the film, which tells the story of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s discovery of the stable electric current. However, Gomez-Rejon is set to direct Collateral Beauty with Will Smith in the next few months, so The Current War may be a little way off just yet.

Gyllenhaal can currently be seen in Everest »

- Scott J. Davis

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Amazon announces six new pilots, coming this fall

24 September 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Upon Transparent snagging a handful of Emmys – including Outstanding Lead Actor for Jeffrey Tambor – this past Sunday, Amazon has announced its slate of new pilots expected to debut this fall.

There are six pilots in total coming from creators Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator, Borat), Louis Ck (Louie), Diablo Cody (Juno), Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Christine Vachon (Still Alice), Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) and Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich (The Killing).

Amazon’s slate, will be wide-ranging in genre — from comedy to western and everything in between — with Amazon customers invited to watch and divulge feedback on which shows they’d prefer turned into full series’ for the company’s Prime subscribers. All pilots will be made available online and via the Amazon Video app for TV. »

- William Fanelli

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Jake Gyllenhaal Will Do Battle In 'The Current War' For Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

24 September 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"The Current War" has been knocking around Hollywood for a while now. Timur Bekmambetov, Ben Stiller, and Paul King all toyed with directing at various points, and Sacha Baron Cohen circled a lead role a couple years ago, but nothing ever came to fruition. Now, the starriest concoction yet is being mixed and hopefully this is the version that gets off the ground. THR reports that Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks for the movie, which has a Black List-approved script by Michael Mitnick in the can and ready to go. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the true story of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse's battle to produce the first stable electric current. It doesn't sound like the most invigorating story on paper, but let's hope all involved bring some charge to it (sorry). Read More: On The Rise 2015: 20 Directors »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Amazon's latest TV pilots include shows from Louis Ck and Sacha Baron Cohen

23 September 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The streaming service has announced six new programmes to debut in autumn, including a western from Iron Man 3 screenwriter Shane Black, a comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen and a biopic of Zelda Fitzgerald starring Christina Ricci

Amazon’s latest pilot season, where viewers watch and rate potential new series, will include comedies from Sacha Baron Cohen, Tig Notaro and Louis Ck, the studio has announced.

Six pilots will be made free to air on Amazon’s Instant Video platform this autumn. The company will then consult user feedback as well as its own internal data and turn the most popular into full series.

Related: Amazon's pilot season: Man in the High Castle and New Yorker Presents impress

Related: Hand of God: Amazon's hands-off approach creates an unholy mess

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- Gwilym Mumford

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Amazon Announces Six 2015 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen and More

23 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since the fall season has traditionally been when networks debut their biggest new series for the year, Amazon Studios has consistently followed suit by revealing a batch of new pilots, and their slate for the 2015-2016 television season has just been unveiled. The Amazon 2015 pilots include hopeful new shows from the likes of Shane […]

The post Amazon Announces Six 2015 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen and More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Amazon Announces Its Fall 2015 Pilots

23 September 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amazon Studios has unveiled its line-up of the six pilots it intends to premiere on the streaming giant's service this Fall.

As per usual, users will get to vote on the pilots and thus help determine which ones will go to series. So far only a few shows have gone on to series including "Bosch," "Transparent," "Hand of God," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Alpha House," "Catastrophe" and the upcoming "The Man in the High Castle" and "Red Oaks".

David E. Kelley's upcoming legal drama "Trial" starring Billy Bob Thornton is Not included in this batch as it's expected to go straight to series. This round of potential series includes:


"Lethal Weapon" scribe and "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black teams with "Monster House" co-scribe Fred Dekker for this adaptation of Terry Harknett's ultraviolent Western novel series "Edge". Max Martini plays a Union officer turned cowboy who prowls »

- Garth Franklin

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Amazon Announces Six Pilots For Fall Programming Slate

23 September 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

This fall, for the sixth time, Amazon Studios will simultaneously premiere a batch of new pilots and ask for input from its viewers. The programming wing of the online retailer has announced the six programs that will make up this new pilot season, and as we expect, there are plenty of familiar names and intriguing premises among the loglines.

Two of the new pilots are particularly star-studded. One, Highston, was first revealed back in April. It comes from executive producer Sacha Baron Cohen and centers on its titular teenager, who interacts with famous people only he can see, much to the chagrin of his parents (played by Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub). Another pilot, One Mississippi, is based on the life of Tig Notaro and co-written by Notaro and Juno’s Diablo Cody. Louis C.K. serves as one of that project’s executive producers.

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- Sam Gutelle

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Amazon’s Fall Pilot Season Boasts Projects From Louis C.K., Diablo Cody, Sacha Baron Cohen

23 September 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon has finalized its lineup for the fall pilot season, with six half-hour projects boasting a multitude of well-known producers, directors and actors. Populating the first two groups are Louis C.K., Sacha Baron CohenDiablo CodyTig Notaro, and Shane Black, among many others. The on-screen category contains Anna Camp, Flea, Ryan Kwanten, Shaquille O’Neal, Terry O’Quinn, Chris Parnell, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Christina Ricci, and David Strathairn. Once again, Amazon customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. “Our latest pilot season brings »

- Tony Maglio

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Rockstar responds to BBC's GTA film, The Gamechangers

16 September 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"Was Basil Brush busy?" Developer Rockstar offers its response to the BBC's Grand Theft Auto film, The Gamechangers...

Nb: The following contains a bit of saucy language.

It's fair to say that Rockstar was never particularly thrilled at the BBC's decision to make The Gamechangers, a feature-length drama about Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and its surrounding controversy. The game giant sued the BBC earlier this year for "trademark infringement", adding that it had an "obligation to protect our intellectual property."

Well, the drama finally appeared on British television last night, and it's fair to say that the resulting response has been far more interesting than the show itself - even if it does count Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton among its stars. Marred by stiff dialogue and some truly bizarre scenes - Paxton chatting to God on a golf course, a bearded Radcliffe staring affectionately at a poster of »

- ryanlambie

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Amy Schumer to Receive Britannia Comedy Award

15 September 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Schumer is the latest celebrity to be listed as an honoree at the Britannia Awards Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will award Schumer with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, which the org said “recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.”

Those who have received this award in the past include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as Ben Stiller.

“In just a few years, Amy Schumer has established herself as a performer of great courage and discipline. With ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘Inside Amy Schumer, ‘she has dared her peers to tackle the most difficult subject matter but in the smartest and most entertaining way,” said Kieran Breen, BAFTA/La chairman.

“As one of the most fearless, incisive, and socially engaged contemporary artists in the comedy realm, »

- Mannie Holmes

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Village Roadshow Completes $480 Million Recapitalization

14 September 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group has completed a $480 million recapitalization, including $325 million of new capital from a consortium of investors.

The funds cover such upcoming tentpole projects as Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” and Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.”

The Australia-based media giant said the recapitalization has led to a renewal of its $750 million film production facility that finances the Village Roadshow Pictures library of 85 titles co-produced with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and other distributors.

Village Roadshow co-financed and produced seven films in 2014 and 2015, including “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “American Sniper.” It previously brought in new capital in 2012 when it struck a debt and equity deal for $275 million with Trinity Opportunities Limited.

The $325 million of new capital comes from Vine Alternative Investments, Falcon Investment Advisors, and Village Roadshow Limited. The facility was arranged by Vreg and placed by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, with Moelis & Company acting as financial adviser, »

- Dave McNary

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Isla Fisher Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams in ‘Nocturnal Animals’

9 September 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Isla Fisher is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

Michael Shannon, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Armie Hammer also star in the film, which Ford is writing, directing and producing.

Focus Features is handling worldwide distribution after winning a bidding war this past May at the Cannes Film Festival.

The movie is an adaptation of Austin Wright’s 1993 novel, “Tony and Susan.” The first of the two-part story follows a woman (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, who she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second half revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent. Fisher will play Laura Hastings, Tony’s wife.

Fisher most recently wrapped the Fox 2000 pic “Keeping Up with Joneses,” opposite Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot, and can be seen next in Lionsgate’s action comedy “Grimsby,” opposite husband Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong. »

- Justin Kroll

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