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New 'Star Wars' Anthology Rumors Include Favreau, Vaughn, Solo, Obi-Wan & Yoda

4 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems the closer we get to the release of the first movie in the new era of Star Wars films, the more begins to float downstream. Whether it's the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, its sequels or one of the Star Wars: Anthology films (stories that take place within the Star Wars universe), there is always some measure of speculation to discuss. To that point, the website Schmoes Know has dropped a few fascinating rumors about two of the Anthology titles and other potential projects. A second film in the Anthology series for 2018 has previously been reported to focus in on villainous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chronicle director Josh Trank had been attached to direct, but left the role last month. Schmoes Know provides speculation for both the plot of the upcoming film and who might fill the empty position. According to their source, »

- Cory Woodroof

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Stx Entertainment eyes 'Uglydoll' franchise

28 May 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Simonds’ aspiring studio, still more than two months away from releasing its first film, has made another grand move and launched a family and animation division.

The new unit will be geared towards multi-media, multi-platform family franchises and to this end Stx Entertainment has signed a deal with Pretty Ugly and its toy brand Uglydoll.

Stx anticipates a full-scale animated feature based on the toy and will produce alongside co-producers Gigi Pritzker – an investor in Stx – and OddLot.

David Horvath, who co-created Uglydoll with Sun-Min Kim and Pretty Ugly managing partner Drew Matilsky back in 2001, will serve as executive producers.

Stx Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson and Matilsky announced the deal on Thursday and said they planned to explore future projects together.

The first feature that Stx plans to release is Blumhouse psychological thriller The Gift directed by and starring Joel Edgerton on August 7, followed by crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes starring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stx Entertainment Plans Uglydoll Film, Launches Family Division (Exclusive)

28 May 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stx Entertainment will launch a family and animation division aimed at creating entertainment for film, television and digital platforms, Variety has learned.

The studio’s first project will be an animated feature based on popular toy line Uglydoll. It plans to explore future projects with Pretty Ugly LLC, the toy company behind the cuddly critters, in gaming, television and other arenas.

The toys subvert the idea of ugly by turning the adjective into a positive, and include distinct and unconventionally cute characters such as Wage, Babo, Ice-Bat and Wedgehead. Uglydoll was created in 2001 after David Horvath signed a letter to his college sweetheart, Sun-Min Kim, with a drawing of an oddly proportioned monster. Partnering with co-creator Drew Matilsky, the couple built the characters into an award winning line of children’s products.

“We created Uglydoll on the premise that real beauty is found in the little twists and turns that make us who we are, »

- Brent Lang

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Johnny Depp is teaching lessons in new trailer for ‘Black Mass’

26 May 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Johnny Depp can still act? It appears so after this new trailer for the upcoming Black Mass.

A new trailer for Depp’s latest film debuted on Sunday and displayed that the actor could be in for an acting renaissance after this performance that could land him in awards season for once. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, and Corey Stoll.

The first trailer gave us an idea of what to expect, but this one digs more into the plot.

Directed by Scott Cooper, the new trailer dives into the psyche of mobster Whitey Bulger (Depp) as he goes about his business — and dishes out life lessons. It also gives us a glimpse at the big cast, which features a host of large names, making this a must see later this year.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In 1970s South Boston, FBI »

- Zach Dennis

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New trailer for Black Mass with Johnny Depp

25 May 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

For years now, Johnny Depp has being prancing around doing his one trick pony schtick. From pirates to Injuns, he's been buried deep behind a tonne of make up and prosthetics. However, as the latest trailer for Black Mass shows, Depp's acting prowess (which is hard to remember these days) is bubbling to the surface at a furious pace! Stick this into your must see list! Released: 18th September (U.S.)/ 25th September (Irl/U.K.)Synopsis: In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime in new Black Mass trailer

25 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Johnny Depp is no stranger to over-the-top costumes and makeup. Basically all of his roles require some kind of physical transformation, whether that means a giant top hat and crazy orange wig for Alice in Wonderland, or ghostly-white makeup and prosthetic blade-hands in Edward Scissorhands.

He’s at it again, transforming into real-life criminal Whitey Bulger for this year’s Black Mass. Practically unrecognizable as the Boston gangster, Depp sports ice-blue contacts and a serious bald spot. Doing double duty as both a violent criminal and an FBI informant, Depp plays Bulger at the most complicated time in his life.

Black Mass also stars Dakota Johnson as Bulger’s wife, Benedict Cumberbatch as Bulger’s state senator brother, as well as Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, and Corey Stoll.

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New 'Black Mass' Trailer Is Surprisingly Funny, But Does It Glorify Whitey Bulger?

25 May 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The first trailer for "Black Mass" revealed the danger of sharing family recipes, and the second trailer -- released over Memorial Day weekend -- showcases Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger making more speeches, killing more people, and charming at least one old lady.

This time, Bulger shares some not-so-wise advice for his son: "It's not what you do, it's when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with. If nobody sees it, it didn't happen." Dakota Johnson's Lindsey Cyr responds, "Jimmy, he's 6. You really think that's the best thing to be telling a kid?" Bulger's response: "Yeah."

Yeah, best to learn early not to get caught. The rest of the trailer is mostly filled with action shots, typical gangster stuff -- guns, money, club scene -- set to the song "The Devil Is a Lie" by Rick Ross featuring Jay Z, and punctuated by »

- Gina Carbone

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New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share

24 May 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The first trailer for Black Mass debuted in April as the film was touted to distributors at CinemaCon, but now here comes a second taste of the true-life gangster drama, which stars Johnny Depp as the notorious James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger. This second promo also features the main man at a dinner table for its framing device, but here he’s eating with his family – wife Lindsey Cyr (Dakota Johnson) and son Douglas (Luke Ryan) – and trying to impart some important lessons to the lad. Which, given his reputation, naturally seem to revolve around getting away with everything, including murder.With Out Of The Furnace’s Scott Cooper directing, Black Mass tells the story of Bulger, who masterminded a violent gang in Boston while also reportedly turning federal informant to take down rivals. It seemed to be working out well – particularly with corrupt FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) helping »

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Watch: Johnny Depp Is a Horrible Father in New ‘Black Mass’ Trailer

23 May 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Johnny Depp’s real-life character Whitey Bulger isn’t shooting his enemies point-blank or choking them with rope, he’s doling out advice to his 6-year-old son.

Warner Bros.’ first official trailer for the upcoming drama “Black Mass” offers this pearl of wisdom from Depp: “It’s not what you do, it’s when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with,” the most wanted gangster in U.S. history says at the dinner table.

“If nobody sees it, it didn’t happen,” he continues to the disappointment of his girlfriend (“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson).

The biopic about Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who became an FBI informant and used this status as a way to eliminate criminal competition, spans the 1970s, ’80s, and early ’90s.

Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper, also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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New 'Black Mass' Trailer Starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

23 May 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Black Mass, which finds Johnny Depp in the shoes of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and it would appear he's bringing the kind of performance we've been craving from Depp for some time. This isn't to say Jack Sparrow wasn't a hit when he first showed up in 2003, but since then the drunken pirate has been evident in nearly every Depp performance. Not so here. Starring alongside Joel Edgerton as FBI Agent John Connolly, this '70s set crime drama finds Bulger collaborating with the FBI in an effort to eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace), the film tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. »

- Brad Brevet

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Second Trailer: "Black Mass"

23 May 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from that sinister teaser trailer the other month, a new second full trailer is out for the Whitey Bulger biopic "Black Mass". Depp plays the notorious Boston gangster who topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list for years. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll also star in the Scott Cooper-directed film which opens September 18th.

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- Garth Franklin

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Johnny Depp is unrecognisable as violent criminal in new Black Mass trailer

23 May 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp is known for characters such as Jack Sparrow, Mad Hatter, Sweeney Todd and the like, but he has transformed himself completely for Black Mass.

A new trailer has been released showing Depp as notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

The film follows the true story of Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous criminal in the history of South Boston. While heading up one of Boston's most feared gangs, he also acted as an FBI informant.

The film is based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.

Penned by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple and Dakota Johnson.

Depp has signed on to reprise his roles as the Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking »

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New trailer for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp

23 May 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Scott Cooper’s upcoming gangster biopic Black Mass which stars Johnny Depp as mobster Whitey Bulger and is based on the New York Times bestseller Black Mass: The True Story of an Untold Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Black Mass is set for release on September 25th, with a cast that also includes Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness »

- Gary Collinson

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New Trailer for Johnny Depp's Black Mass is Here!

23 May 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new trailer for "Black Mass" crime film, starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, and Peter Sarsgaard. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "Black Mass" is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and is set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »

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Rick Ross and Jay Z meet Whitey Bulger in new 'Black Mass' trailer

22 May 2015 9:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We already got one taste of Scott Cooper's upcoming Whitey Bulger gangster saga "Black Mass" on the heels of CinemaCon. That teaser trailer, framed by an unsettling moment over a dinner table, introduced us to just what Johnny Depp is doing in the lead role. A new taste, courtesy of the UK trailer for the film, adds some style to the equation. Anachronism be damned, they just went ahead and dropped Rick Ross and Jay Z's "The Devil is a Lie" over flashy images of Bulger's life of crime in and around Boston, talking to little old ladies in the neighborhood, smashing his foot into some dude's face, etc. Awesome. And the sell continues to do exactly what you'd expect it to: play up Depp's transformation. But obviously this cast is stacked: Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Must Watch: Theatrical Trailer for 'Black Mass' with Johnny Depp

22 May 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It's not what you do – it's when and where you do it..." Warner Bros has debuted a brand new trailer for Scott Cooper's new drama Black Mass, featuring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger – one of the most notorious, wanted, feared gangsters in Us history. The first trailer we featured for this movie back in April was actually labeled a "first look" and this is the first official trailer, at least according to Warner Bros. We also get quick glimpses of Dakota Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch in this trailer, along with Joel Edgerton and Adam Scott. I still want to see more footage, but this looks damn good already. Take a look. Here's the full theatrical trailer for Scott Cooper's Black Mass, direct from Warner Bros: You can still catch the first look trailer for Black Mass right here, released one month ago. Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch Johnny Depp In New Black Mass Trailer

22 May 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in theaters September 18th, watch Johnny Depp in the brand new trailer for Black Mass.

The drama also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin BaconRory Cochrane, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Julianne NicholsonJames Russo, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, W. Earl Brown, Bill CampBrad Carter, and Jeremy Strong.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick and Scott Cooper are producing the film, with Peter Mallouk, Lauren Selig, Brett Granstaff and Gary Granstaff serving as executive producers. »

- Michelle McCue

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New Black Mass Trailer: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster

22 May 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released a new Black Mass trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper's (Crazy HeartOut of the Furnace) upcoming drama.  The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. Cooper's film follows Bulger's criminal career through multiple decades of terror. I like what I'm seeing here. The trailer has personality and it's fun - the latter being a quality that is lacking in most crime sagas. It's great to see Depp doing some serious acting for the first time in over a decade and honestly, it looks like he's going to kill it. Depp is an actor known for relying heavily on costume to make himself "unrecognizable", but this is some of the best work I've seen in that regard. And let's not forget about that supporting cast. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Cannes: Charlize Theron’s Spy Thriller ‘Coldest City’ Bought by Focus

18 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has acquired Charlize Theron’s upcoming spy thriller “The Coldest City” for the U.S. through Sierra/Affinity at the Cannes Film Festival.

John Wick” directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are attached to helm “The Coldest City” from Kurt Johnstad’s script. Theron plays a spy in the late 1980s dealing with the aftermath of the murder of an underground MI6 officer.

Universal Pictures International has bought Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Switzerland and the U.K. DeaPlaneta acquired Spain, and Freeman Distribution/Monlith/Blitz bought Eastern Europe.

Sierra/Affinity said Cannes has represented the strongest market in its history with sales of five other titles, including Marc Forster’s drama “All I See Is You,” starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. “All Is See” sold to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.

Heist project “Comancheria,” starring Chris Pine, »

- Dave McNary

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Sierra/Affinity hails best Cannes market

18 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity chief Nick Meyer has hailed the company’s best market ever after completing key sales on Shot Caller, A Willing Patriot and Comancheria, among others.

“We have been strategically building our company and platform in order to capitalise on these kinds of moments,” said Meyer.

Rights to thriller All I See Is You have gone to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.

Marc Forster will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Conway. Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, Wes Chatham, Miguel Fernandez and Danny Huston star and Sc International Pictures, Link Entertainment, 2Dux2 and Wing And A Prayer Pictures produce.

The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron will open in the Us via Focus Features. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct the spy thriller from Denver and Delilah Productions, Oni Press, Sierra Pictures drama from Kurt Johnstad’s screenplay.

Universal Pictures International Productions has picked up the »

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