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How Charlize Theron Got Ripped, Bruised (and Naked!) for ‘Atomic Blonde’

11 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Playing an ass-kicking international spy can’t be easy, but Charlize Theron really suffered for her craft in “Atomic Blonde.” She twisted her knee, bruised her ribs and had to undergo extensive dental surgery, because she clenched down so hard on her jaw she cracked two teeth while getting in shape to throw burly men over her shoulders.

“It happened the first month of training,” Theron says. “I had severe tooth pain, which I never had in my entire life.” She thought it was just a cavity at first, until her dentist told her she’d need to have an operation before leaving for the shoot in Budapest. “Having to cut one of the teeth out and root canals,” Theron says. “It was tough. You want to be in your best fighting shape, and it’s hard. I had the removal and I had to put a donor bone in there to heal until I came back »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Edgar Wright on the Mechanics of a Perfect Action Scene and the Timing of ‘Baby Driver’

27 June 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s fortuitous enough that Edgar Wright‘s films will inspire any number of questions — fairly often along the lines of “how did they even do that?,” admittedly, but one takes what they can get — and all the more fortunate that the writer-director stands among the more verbose and open of his generation. (And that’s to say nothing of those working in the mainstream.) With the latest, Baby Driver, being a praise-worthy bit of craftsmanship from top to bottom and the man himself standing in something of a spotlight, now might be the best time to get his attention.

Although I could’ve thrown inquiry after inquiry at Wright for, say, two hours, our talk was a good bit of ground-covering — an update on how feeling about the progression of his career, where one film feeds into another, and, because it’d be silly to sit down with a »

- Nick Newman

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The Mummy Failed Due to Universal’s Bad Strategy

24 June 2017 6:49 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Universal Studios is hoping that their new “Dark Universe” will be the next McU. So far, they’re off to a weak start. The Tom Cruise action flick The Mummy, which is the official beginning to the “Dark Universe”, is seriously underperforming at the box office. The movie’s poor performance highlights a major miscalculation that will continue to derail the “Dark Universe” unless Universal changes its strategy.

We all know that every studio is trying to copy the success Disney has achieved with its massively profitable McU. Warner Brothers is doing their Dceu; Sony has plans for an expanded “Spider-Verse”, as well as a possible connected film series about Robin Hood and his Merry Men; And Universal is doing their “Dark Universe”. However, as we’re seeing in the last few years, it’s not as easy to create an extended universe as it may seem.

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Why Jordan Peele Doesn't Want to Direct a Big-Budget Tentpole

22 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele and producer Jason Blum, the architect of the micro-budget genre film, on a recent Friday afternoon in her serene office on the studio’s lot.

She's referring to an intimate dinner in mid-March at Kettle Black, a trendy Italian eatery in Silver Lake. They were celebrating Get Out crossing $100 million in only three weeks, a stunning accomplishment for a $5 million horror-thriller from a first-time feature director. (Peele, the famous other half »

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, & Reese Witherspoon Make THR’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment…

21 June 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, & Reese Witherspoon Make THR’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment ListAva DuVernay: The Hollywood Reporter/YouTube

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Ava DuVernay are all collaborating on one of 2018’s most highly anticipated films, “A Wrinkle in Time.” Winfrey and Witherspoon star in the DuVernay-directed adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel, set to bow early next year. The trio of A-listers have something else in common: they’re among the 24 women to make the cut for The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment List.

The number of women in this year’s THR 100 marks an improvement from last year’s, when 19 women appeared on the list. Women — such as TV titan Shonda Rhimes, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, and producer/ host Ellen DeGeneres — earned spots on the list for acting, producing, directing, and fronting studios. Here are some highlights from the feature:

Witherspoon in “Home Again

The best advice Witherspoon has received about power: “I had the privilege of working with Oprah Winfrey on a movie for three months this year, and she taught me so much about business. She does not waste a minute of her time, and she does it all with grace and style and humor. She is hustle personified.”

What Witherspoon has learned about her job from her kids: “My kids help me understand emerging platforms and the opportunity there to reach a broader audience. It inspired me to expand my production company into digital and mobile content for women and create a dialogue on social media with my fans.”

Jenkins and Gal Gadot on the set of “Wonder Woman”: Jenkins’ Twitter account

The best advice Jenkins has received about power: “I learned to watch the simplicity of shifting power dynamics from [producer] Brad Wyman, who used to break it down for me daily while we were making ‘Monster.’ He has one of the cleanest grasps on power of anyone I’ve ever met because it is totally unfettered by emotion or his own agenda. He’s a pessimist but could always be talked into pointing out the only available avenues for optimism when pushed. I learned a lot from him about the dry simplicity of strategy and patience.”

The object on Jenkins’ desk people would be surprised to see there: “An Avid. I don’t edit my films myself, but I need access to all takes, music, and ways of doing things at all times. It’s the writer in me who wants access to fiddle and learn.”

How Trump has changed Jenkins’ job and life: “I think he has made the messages and discussions I want to have more in-focus and pertinent than ever.”

Who DuVernay would switch jobs with in Hollywood for a day: “[Netflix’s] Ted Sarandos. I’d like to know how it feels to be the industry’s biggest disruptor and have those deep pockets too. I’d make it a shopping day.”

How Trump has changed DuVernay’s job and life: “He’s devastated me in many ways, but each of those ways has made me more determined than before.”

Diane Nelson: Wall Street Journal/YouTube

Who Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment, would switch jobs with in Hollywood for a day: “Patty Jenkins. To feel demand for your talent, regardless of gender, and knowing you are creating films that are going to leave lifetime imprints.”

The best advice Nancy Dubuc, President/CEO of A+E Networks, has received about power: “I can’t say there’s been any specific advice that I could quote. But, so many people that I admire, especially those women who have climbed the ranks, from superagents to gifted storytellers and mentors — all taught me by example to respect your use of power and never assume it’s a given, certainly as a woman.”

See below for a complete list of women on the THR 100. Head over to THR for more words of wisdom from the most powerful women in Hollywood.

98. Reese Witherspoon (Actor/producer)

94. Patty Jenkins (Director)

75. Meryl Streep (Actor)

70. Ava DuVernay (Director/producer)

64. Diane Nelson (President, DC Entertainment)

62. Melissa McCarthy (Actor/producer)

55. Channing Dungey (President, ABC Entertainment)

53. Mary Parent (Vice chair, worldwide productions, Legendary Entertainment)

48. Dede Gardner (Producer/partner, Plan B)

45. Cindy Holland (VP, original content, Netflix)

44. Nancy Dubuc (President/CEO, A+E Networks

43. Ellen DeGeneres (Host/producer)

41. Jennifer Lawrence (Actor)

37. Shonda Rhimes (Writer/executive producer)

30. Megan Ellison (CEO, Annapurna Pictures)

27. Jennifer Salke (President, NBC)

21. Bonnie Hammer (Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

19. Kathleen Kennedy (President, Lucasfilm)

16. Dana Walden (Co-ceo/chairman, Fox TV Group)

12. Stacey Snider and Emma Watts (Chairman/CEO; Vice chairman and president of production, 20th Century Fox Film)

11. Donna Langley (Chairman, Universal Pictures)

9. Oprah Winfrey (CEO, Own)

6. Shari Redstone (President, National Amusements, and vice chair, Viacom/CBS)

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, & Reese Witherspoon Make THR’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment… was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton Toast Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross (Photos)

14 June 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Women In Film’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards honored Elizabeth Banks and Tracee Ellis Ross at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night. Banks got a surprise video tribute from Hillary Clinton as Ross heard from Michelle Obama on the big screens. The event was heavy on industry power players. Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley presented to Banks, while Jessica Williams (left) hosted the show. Here, she cozied up to Ross, who is in the middle of an Emmy campaign for “Black-ish”. Here is Aisha Tyler revealing to Ross that a special message from Obama is on the way. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Hillary Clinton Says ‘Wonder Woman’ Is ‘Right Up My Alley’ in Video Message at Crystal + Lucy Awards

14 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Politics was never far from the podium at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, referred to by speakers exhorting Hollywood to be more inclusive in its storytelling and video messages from Sen. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama.

“Now I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said in a video message that both praised the director, whose “Wonder Woman” scored the best domestic debut ever for a female helmer, and indirectly took aim at the Trump administration. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.”

Clinton honored Crystal + Lucy Award recipient Elizabeth Banks, one of her most vocal celebrity supporters during the election.

Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award honoree Dan Rather, »

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Hillary Clinton Says ‘Wonder Woman’ Is ‘Right Up My Alley’ in Video Message at Crystal + Lucy Awards

14 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Politics was never far from the podium at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, referred to by speakers exhorting Hollywood to be more inclusive in its storytelling and video messages from Sen. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama.

“Now I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said in a video message that both praised the director, whose “Wonder Woman” scored the best domestic debut ever for a female helmer, and indirectly took aim at the Trump administration. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.”

Clinton honored Crystal + Lucy Award recipient Elizabeth Banks, one of her most vocal celebrity supporters during the election.

Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award honoree Dan Rather, accepting »

- Shalini Dore

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Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Banks Praise “Wonder Woman” at Crystal + Lucy Awards

14 June 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Hillary Clinton: hillaryclinton.com

Cuts to Planned Parenthood, the renewed global gag rule, ending the Let Girls Learn initiative — times have been especially trying for U.S. feminists lately. Luckily, the success of Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” — plus the fact that it’s just an awesome movie — has injected some much-needed optimism into the cultural conversation, especially as it pertains to women. And it seems high-profile ladies like Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Banks agree.

At Women in Film (Wif) Los Angeles’ Crystal + Lucy Awards last night, Clinton addressed Crystal Award for Excellence in Film honoree Banks in a surprise video appearance, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The 2016 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State revealed the connection she feels to Wonder Woman. “Something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley,” Clinton commented.

The winner of the popular vote lauded Banks for her work as an actress, director, and activist. “You’re not only a creative force in front of the camera and behind it, you are a passionate advocate for women’s equality and opportunity; I can vouch for that,” Clinton said.

As Banks accepted the award, she mentioned her sons and her determination to expose them to women-centric stories like that of Diana Prince. “They are too young to see ‘Wonder Woman,’ but they’re going to love it,” Banks emphasized. “I am so proud that I get to raise my two boys to love women.”

The actress and “Pitch Perfect 2” director also explained how she has changed as a feminist during her time in show business. Reminiscing about a Q&A event from several years ago, “Banks recalled that a woman asked something about how to improve female representation onscreen,” THR details. “[The woman] noted the difficulties of getting her two sons interested in seeing a movie about or starring girls.”

“I have been fueled in this industry a lot by anger and jealousy,” Banks stated. “I was really angry at this woman and I didn’t have the words or the voice in that moment to tell her how crazy it is. ‘You’re their mother. Buy a fucking ticket to a movie and take them and give them the experience of seeing amazing women on film.’ I didn’t have that voice then, but I have it now.”

And she used it last night to confront directors like Steven Spielberg for the lack of prominent female roles in their films. “I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” Banks said. “Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out, but it’s true.” [It’s not: Spielberg’s “The Bfg” and “The Color Purple” are women-led, but they’re the exception, not the rule.]

Among the ceremony’s other highlights were Michelle Obama and California Sen. Kamala Harris’ praise for Lucy Award for Excellence in Television recipient Tracee Ellis Ross. “I’m so grateful for your support and friendship and your sense of humor,” Harris told Ross. “I can’t think of a more fitting person to receive this distinguished award.” Donna Langley of Universal Pictures — the studio behind the “Pitch Perfect” franchise — complimented Banks for being an “amazing ball of power.” The ceremony also saw a preview of “Flip the Script,” a new Wif web series that reverses gender roles in everyday situations in the entertainment industry. The series’ first episode is now available on YouTube.

Check out Clinton’s message to Banks below.

During surprise video to honor @ElizabethBanks, @HillaryClinton offers desire to see @WonderWomanFilm @PattyJenks #CrystalLucys @WomenInFilm https://t.co/IbecmyGDJz

 — @chrissgardner

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Banks Praise “Wonder Woman” at Crystal + Lucy Awards was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Ice Cube Talks ‘Death Certificate,’ ‘Friday,’ and His Star on the Walk of Fame

12 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When he was a teenager back in the mid-1980s, O’Shea Jackson split his time between playing football for William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, and writing his earliest rhymes as a South L.A. rapper named Ice Cube. He didn’t yet have a car, and his bus route to school involved making a pit stop on Hollywood Boulevard, where the now-storied rapper-actor will receive a star on the Walk of Fame on June 12.

“I had to catch the 210 bus down Crenshaw, then you would change buses in Hollywood,” Cube remembers. “And it’s dope, because I walked through Hollywood as a kid, trying to catch a bus to the Valley on my way to football practice. Now I’m gonna have a star there, and some kid like me, on his way to practice or whatever, is gonna see my name down there, and have »

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Universal’s new “Monster-verse” officially titled ‘Dark Universe’

23 May 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Universal Pictures have announced that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo (pictured above – video at end of this article) for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9th.

The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein. Universal announced that it will not release a Dark Universe film as previously planned for April 13th 2018, and that Bride will instead be the next chapter in the unspooling series of movies following this year’s The Mummy. The actress chosen to play the lead role in Condon’s version of this »

- Phil Wheat

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Monster Squad unite! Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem join Universal’s Dark Universe as The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster

22 May 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Another hour, another hugely surprising bit of news from the hills of Hollywood has arrived and it’s another doozy – Universal Pictures has announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge co-stars Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem are joining the studio’s new Dark Universe, their new cinematic revamp of their classic Monsters film series.

With the first film in the franchise, The Mummy, set for release in a couple of weeks the studio has today announced the expansion of their roster of A-list stars to join Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible 6), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) and Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys) in the series.

Depp will play The Invisible Man while Bardem will portray Frankenstein’s Monster and will form under the new Dark Universe banner created for the new series. The Mummy is the first film out the blocks but will be joined »

- Scott Davis

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February 14, 2019 Bride Of Frankenstein Hits Theaters; Danny Elfman To Compose Score

22 May 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. Welcome to Dark Universe.

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.”

The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.

Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate Of The Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furious franchise, »

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Dark Universe Trailer Announces Universal's Rebooted Monsters Franchise

22 May 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio's classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal's iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.

Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate of the Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furiousest opening in history at the global box office when it opened on »

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Universal’s Classic Monsters franchise titled Dark Universe, Bride of Frankenstein gets release date

22 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Universal prepares to relaunch the Classic Monsters with the release of The Mummy, the studio has confirmed that this new cinematic universe is going by the title  (I guess Warner Bros. will need a new name for its Justice League Dark film…).

In addition to the title reveal (and the brief teaser and Danny Elfman-composed theme below), it has also been confirmed that Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem are to play The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster respectively, joining the previously cast Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, Russell Crowe as Henry Jekyll and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy. Meanwhile, the second film out of the gate will be the Bill Condon-directed Bride of Frankenstein, which has been given a release date of February 14th, 2019.

Here’s the Dark Universe synopsis from the press release:

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium. »

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Universal Pictures Announces Dark Universe Franchise, Confirms Casting, Reveals Bride Of Frankenstein as Next Film

22 May 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We knew that Universal Pictures was planning a shared cinematic world with their upcoming films featuring new takes on the classic Universal Monsters, and they've now collectively named the slate of movies "Dark Universe," confirmed some of the actors who will be involved, and revealed the official release date for Bride of Frankenstein.

In addition to the official logo and announcement video for Dark Universe (see below), Universal announced that Johnny Depp will play The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein's Monster, confirming previous reports of the actors being lined up for those respective roles.

Following the June 9th release of The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein will be the next Dark Universe film to come out with a release date set for Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Bill Condon (2017's Beauty and the Beast) will direct from a screenplay by David Koepp. The actress who will play the lead role »

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Universal Sets 'Bride of Frankenstein' for 2019

22 May 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal on Monday announced a date for Bride of Frankenstein and debuted the first photo of the stars it has assembled for its shared universe, the newly titled Dark Universe.

Bride of Frankenstein, from director Bill Condon and screenwriter David Koepp, will open Feb. 14, 2019. In a statement, Universal chairman Donna Langley described the project as the "story of a very modern woman in a very classic tale." Universal said casting for the lead character, first played by Elsa Lanchester in the 1935 classic, will be announced soon.

The studio is pushing ahead with its cinematic monsters universe as it readies to »

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Brad Weston Launches Production Company With Backing From Universal, eOne

17 May 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood veteran Brad Weston is launching the movie and television production company Makeready, with backing from Universal Pictures and Entertainment One.

The new venture plans to release two films annually, beginning next year through Universal, which is committed to handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution for the company’s feature films, with eOne handling theatrical distribution across Canada, the U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, and Spain.

EOne, the lead investor in Makeready, will also handle international distribution of all TV content. JPMorgan Chase will lead the production facility for the new enterprise.

Weston most recently served for five years as president and chief executive officer of New Regency, which he departed a year ago. He oversaw “The Revenant,” “Birdman,” “Gone Girl,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The Big Short.” Prior to joining New Regency, Weston served as president of production for Paramount Pictures, overseeing “Star Trek,” “Cloverfield,” “The Fighter,” “Shutter Island, »

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'Get Out' director Jordan Peele signs first-look deal with Universal

3 May 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Partners working on social thriller follow-up to global hit.

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production deal with Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions in the wake of the $194m global success of Get Out.

The studio is developing Peele’s next film, an untitled social thriller, which he will write, direct and produce based on his original idea.  

Peele will also produce a range of films for the studio through Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects on which he will partner with Jason Blum.

Universal, Blum and Peele partnered on Get Out, which became the highest grossing release in North America for a feature debut based on an original screenplay, grossing $172.7m. Thus far it has amassed $21.8m internationally.

“Through extraordinary imagination and fearless humor, Jordan has proven himself to be a game-changer who is driven to tell stories that are as commercially entertaining as they are disruptive and provocative,” Universal Pictures chairman »

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'Get Out' director Jordan Peels signs first-look deal with Universal

3 May 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Partners working on social thriller follow-up to global hit.

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production deal with Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions in the wake of the $194m global success of Get Out.

The studio is developing Peele’s next film, an untitled social thriller, which he will write, direct and produce based on his original idea.  

Peele will also produce a range of films for the studio through Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects on which he will partner with Jason Blum.

Universal, Blum and Peele partnered on Get Out, which became the highest grossing release in North America for a feature debut based on an original screenplay, grossing $172.7m. Thus far it has amassed $21.8m internationally.

“Through extraordinary imagination and fearless humor, Jordan has proven himself to be a game-changer who is driven to tell stories that are as commercially entertaining as they are disruptive and provocative,” Universal Pictures chairman »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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