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CinemaCon: Paramount teases 'Downsizing', 'Annihilation', 'Suburbicon', 'Transformers 5'

14 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.

George Clooney and Matt Damon, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, Alexander Payne and none other than former Us vice-president Al Gore were among the celebrity highlights of a high-wattage studio presentation on Tuesday.

Mark Damon introduced “one of the very best directors in the world” Alexander Payne to cue up 10 minutes of footage from the satire Downsizing.

The footage dazzled the crowd and drew sustained applause at the end. Damon and on-screen wife Kristen Wiig volunteer for a ground-breaking social experiment in which they are reduced to the size of dolls.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution for overpopulation and climate change, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall,” Payne, who is editing the film now, said. “What people soon realise is it’s actually a way to consume more.” The »

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George Clooney-Directed Movie 'Suburbicon' Gets Fall Release Date

27 March 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

George Clooney’s next directorial outing, the crime comedy Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac, will be given a wide release by Paramount on Nov. 3.

The studio on Monday announced the release date, which puts the film in prime awards-season territory. Based on an early script by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, Suburbicon centers on the aftermath of a home invasion. The pic is produced by Joel Silver on behalf of his Silver Pictures, Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of their Smokehouse Pictures, and Teddy Schwarzman on behalf of Black Bear Pictures.

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- Gregg Kilday

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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Gets Award Season Release

27 March 2017 5:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount  has given an awards season release date of Nov. 3 to the comedy-drama “Suburbicon,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, with Clooney directing.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon.” Producers are Joel Silver under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.

The movie is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Paramount has also set the Emily Blunt-John Krasinski thriller “A Quiet Place” for April 18. Platinum Dunes is producing and Krasinski is directing from his own script. »

- Dave McNary

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SXSW 2017 Women Directors: Meet Lysa Heslov — “Served Like a Girl”

13 March 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Lysa Heslov is a director and producer who, along with her husband Grant Heslov, founded Children Mending Hearts, a non-profit organization…

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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Inks First-Look TV Deal With Sonar Entertainment

22 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jordan Peele has just signed a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment, Variety has learned.

The agreement encompasses all content for television, including digital. The news comes just ahead of the premiere of Peele’s feature directorial debut with horror film “Get Out,” which is already earning rave reviews. “Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless,” Variety‘s Peter Debruge writes.

Peele and Keegan-Michael Key were behind Emmy-winning sketch series “Key & Peele,” which concluded a five-season run on Comedy Central in 2015.

Jordan Peele is one of the brightest stars in our business — a true hyphenate — actor, writer, producer and director. We are excited to partner with him and Monkeypaw,” said Sonar CEO Thomas Lesinski. “This collaboration aligns perfectly with Sonar’s vision for developing, producing and distributing premium programming with the highest profile talent for a broad, global »

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Kirsten Dunst to star in ‘God’ series for ‘Lobster’ director & George Clooney

7 January 2017 2:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kirsten Dunst is attached to star in a new comedy entitled On Becoming a God in Central Florida for Yorgos Lanthimos, the talented director of last year’s The Lobster. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the project, which is set up at AMC, the home of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.

According to Deadline, the film is ‘a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman’s relentless pursuit of the American Dream in the early ’90s. Recently widowed and left with nothing, minimum-wage Orlando water park employee Krystal Gill (Dunst) lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise — the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her to ruin in the first place.’

The series is in very early development over at the channel, but we’re sure you’ll agree that it sounds oddly interesting – a »

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Kirsten Dunst to Star in AMC Dark Comedy With George Clooney Producing

6 January 2017 3:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kirsten Dunst is set to star in a dark comedy series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” in development at AMC with George Clooney executive producing, TheWrap has confirmed. Dunst, who will also executive produce, will star as Krystal Gill, a recent widow and Orlando water park employee who schemes her way to the top of a pyramid scheme called Founders American Merchandise, which previously bankrupted her. The series will take place in the early 1990’s. Clooney is producing along with Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner. “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos will direct and executive produce. Robert Funke and Matt. »

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Kirsten Dunst to Star in AMC Dark Comedy Series From George Clooney and Yorgos Lanthimos

6 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s a match made in heaven. Deadline reports that Kirsten Dunst is set to star and executive produce AMC’s “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” a 1990s dark comedy series to be directed by “The Lobster” helmer Yorgos Lanthimos. Better yet, the project also involves George Clooney and Grant Heslov, who will executive produce through their production company Smokehouse Pictures.

Still in its very early stages, the one-hour series will be written by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky and is described as “a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman’s relentless pursuit of the American Dream in the early 1990s.”

Dunst will portray Krystal Gill, a recently widowed, minimum-wage Orlando water park employee who is left with nothing. The story will follow her as she “lies, schemes, and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise — the cultish, flag-waving, »

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Kirsten Dunst to Star in AMC Dark Comedy Series From George Clooney and Yorgos Lanthimos

6 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s a match made in heaven. Deadline reports that Kirsten Dunst is set to star and executive produce AMC’s “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” a 1990s dark comedy series to be directed by “The Lobster” helmer Yorgos Lanthimos. Better yet, the project also involves George Clooney and Grant Heslov, who will executive produce through their production company Smokehouse Pictures.

Still in its very early stages, the one-hour series will be written by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky and is described as “a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman’s relentless pursuit of the American Dream in the early 1990s.”

Dunst will portray Krystal Gill, a recently widowed, minimum-wage Orlando water park employee who is left with nothing. The story will follow her as she “lies, schemes, and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise — the cultish, flag-waving, »

- Liz Calvario

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Kirsten Dunst to Ep and Star in Dark 1990s-Set Comedy for AMC

6 January 2017 2:43 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kirsten Dunst‘s next small-screen venture will find her conquering the ’90s.

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The actress, fresh off an award-winning turn on FX’s Fargo, will executive-produce and star in the 1990s-set AMC dark comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida, our sister site Deadline reports.

Dunst will play widowed water park employee Krystal Gill, who “lies, schemes, and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise — the cultish, flag-waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her to ruin in the first place.”

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Kirsten Dunst and George Clooney come together for a dark AMC comedy

6 January 2017 2:43 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you’ve enjoyed Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist on FX’s Fargo, you’ll be quite please to hear that the once-a-child-vampire actress is slated to star in the dark comedy On Becoming A God In Central Florida. Executively produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Dunst will take on the role of Krystal Gill in a harsh comedy about the cult of free enterprise and one... Read More »

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Kirsten Dunst and George Clooney Team for Dark Comedy at AMC

6 January 2017 2:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Kirsten Dunst has landed her next TV role.

The actress, who earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in season two of Fargo, is attached to star in an hourlong dark comedy exec produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

In the early stages of development at AMC, On Becoming a God In Central Florida is a described as a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman’s relentless pursuit of the American dream in the early '90s. Dunst would play Krystal Gill, a minimum-wage Orlando water park employee who is recently widowed and »

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Kirsten Dunst To Topline Dark Comedy Series From George Clooney, Grant Heslov & ‘The Lobster’ Helmer In Works At AMC

6 January 2017 2:04 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: AMC is developing On Becoming A God In Central Florida, a 1990s-set one-hour dark comedy series, which has Kirsten Dunst attached to star and executive produce. The project, to be directed by The Lobster helmer Yorgos Lanthimos, hails from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, Sony’s TriStar Television and AMC Studios. Written by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky based on a spec script they wrote, On Becoming A God is a darkly comedic story about… »

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