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Movie News: Seth Rogen to Star as Walter Cronkite in 'Newsflash'; Young Director Chosen for 'Creed 2'

Newsflash: Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above) will portray famed CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite in Newsflash. Based on a script by Ben Jacoby, the film will dramatize events on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, from the perspective of a television newsroom. David Gordon Green (Stronger) will direct. Other key real-life characters to be cast include Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, reporter Dan Rather and their boss Jim Aubrey. [Deadline]   Creed 2: Back in October, Sylvester Stallone indicated he was "looking forward to producing and directing" the sequel to boxing drama Creed (above), with Michael B. Jordan returning to star in the titular role. Now, however, Jordan and Stallone have selected Steven...

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Movie Talk: New International Trailer for ‘Black Panther’ Released

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday December 12th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Kristian Harloff, Jared Haibon, Ashley Mova discuss the following: Hugh Jackman rules out a return as Wolverine if Disney/Fox merger happens; Disney/Fox deal nears finish line as Comcast withdraws Creed 2 Lands director Steven Caple Jr.; Sylvester Stallone sits out this round Opening This Week – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Seth Rogen to go dramatic as Walter Cronkite in JFK assassination film Newsflash Black Panther new international trailer released online Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_599223" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image …
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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green Drama 'Newsflash'

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green Drama 'Newsflash'
Seth Rogen is set to portray CBS news legend Walter Cronkite in Newsflash, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Stronger's David Gordon Green is directing the drama, featuring a script by Ben Jacoby. The film recounts the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as television news stations raced to report the facts of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Texas. Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, boss Jim Aubrey and young coworker Dan Rather are also characters in the movie.

Greg Silverman, the former Warner Bros. Ww production head who recently launched Stampede Ventures, is producing with Adam Kolbrenner. Production is set to begin next...
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Post-World War II Revenge Thriller ‘Ruin’ Leads 2017 Black List

Post-World War II Revenge Thriller ‘Ruin’ Leads 2017 Black List
Revenge thriller “Ruin” has led the 2017 version of the Black List — an annual ranking of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

The project is set up at Marc Butan’s Mad River Pictures. The script is written by the team of Matthew and Ryan Firpo and centers on an ex-Nazi captain in post-World War II Germany. He seeks atonement for his crimes by tracking down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

Ruin” received 68 votes from among the more than 250 executives voting. Mario Correa’s “Let Her Speak” was the second-highest on the list with 42 votes. That project centers on Senator Wendy Davis and her 24-hour filibuster to save 75% of abortion clinics in Texas. Sandra Bullock is attached to star.

Christy Hall’s “Daddio,” which Daisy Ridley is attached to star in, received 40 votes. The script is the story of a passenger and her cab driver who reminisce about their relationships on the way from
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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Film ‘Newsflash’

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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Film ‘Newsflash’
Seth Rogen is set to play famed CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite in the biopic drama “Newsflash,” which will go inside Cronkite’s newsroom on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, TheWrap has learned. On Nov. 22, 1963, Cronkite had one of his most well-known moments as a newscaster when he announced to a shocked America that Kennedy had died at a hospital in Dallas. After taking a moment to remove his glasses and collect himself, Cronkite then announced that Lyndon B. Johnson had been sworn in as the new President of the United States. “Newsflash” will reveal how the day.
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The Black List’s 2017 List of Best Unproduced Screenplays

Rounding up the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives, The Black List has been a strong resource to clue one in on projects to potentially anticipate, but first, to kickstart Hollywood on bringing them to screen. Last year’s chart-topper, the Madonna film Blonde Ambition by Elyse Hollander, was picked up by Universal Pictures and also in the top five was Liz Hannah’s The Post, which Steven Spielberg turned out quite fast. Today we have this year’s edition.

Topping the 2017 edition we have the post-wwii drama Ruin by Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo, which Gal Gadot is set to star in with direction by Macbeth and Snowtown‘s Justin Kurzel. Also among the list is the abortion drama Let Her Speak, the story of Anne Frank’s diary, Keeper of the Diary (which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh at Focus Features
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Seth Rogen Will Play Walter Cronkite for David Gordon Green

Seth Rogen Will Play Walter Cronkite for David Gordon Green
Seth Rogen joining a David Gordon Green movie is not surprising news – they previously collaborated on the very funny stoner comedy Pineapple Express. David Gordon Green making a movie about legendary newsman Walter Cronkite and CBS News on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is not surprising news – he is a versatile filmmaker […]

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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’
Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment.

Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey.

The network broke into its broadcast of “As the World Turns” for Cronkite to announce that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. CBS returned to the soap opera, then interrupted it again with Cronkite’s announcement of Kennedy’s death: “From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time,
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’
You can’t pin down David Gordon Green, who loves to zig and zag between pictures. This year, he released the Boston marathon bombing pic “Stronger,” and he’s following it next year with the “Halloween” rebootquel. True to form, the filmmaker is pivoting yet again, with another project that finds him turning in a different direction.

Deadline reports that Green will direct “Newsflash,” but perhaps the most remarkable thing about the movie is that it will star Seth Rogen as legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite.
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Nick Jonas, Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey and More Celebs React to 2018 Golden Globe Nominations

Nick Jonas, Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey and More Celebs React to 2018 Golden Globe Nominations
The 2018 Golden Globe nomination are in — and the stars are starting to celebrate the happy news!

Guillermo del Toro’s Shape of Water leads the nominations with a whopping 7 — including nods in the director, lead actress and supporting actress categories — followed by Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with six each. Lady Bird stood alone in third place with four nominations, including Saoirse Ronan in the lead actress category.

Call Me By Your Name, The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World, Dunkirk, and I, Tonya all followed with three nominations each. Jordan Peele
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Seth Rogen to Go Dramatic as Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Film

While Seth Rogen continues to hone his skills as a writer and director both on the big and small screen, he’s also continuing to vacillate between both comedic and dramatic acting. With impressive dramatic turns in films like Take This Waltz and Steve Jobs under his belt, Rogen is currently shooting a romantic comedy with Charlize Theron called Flarsky. But Deadline now reports that he’s signed on to play legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in the upcoming drama Newsflash, which promises to be an incredibly timely tale in a world inundated with so-called "fake news." The pic …
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In ‘Newsflash;’ David Gordon Green-Helmed Pic On CBS JFK Assassination Coverage

Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In ‘Newsflash;’ David Gordon Green-Helmed Pic On CBS JFK Assassination Coverage
Exclusive: Seth Rogen is attached to play iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in Newsflash, a Ben Jacoby-scripted drama that Stronger director David Gordon Green will direct next year. The film takes place on November 22, 1963, the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. It was that day that television network news came of age, and Cronkite became the most trusted TV newsman voice of America, even if he wasn’t first to announce the president had died (NBC…
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Seth Rogan Boycotts SiriusXM Over Steve Bannon Re-Hire

Seth Rogen explained on Friday that he will no longer be participating in any of his already scheduled press-tour appearances with SiriusXM radio. Rogan said the company’s recent hiring of Steve Bannon, the former strategist for President Donald Trump, was the cause. Rogan tweeted on Friday morning, “I was supposed to do a press tour on […]

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James Franco Hosts 'SNL': See Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin's Hilarious Cameos!

James Franco Hosts 'SNL': See Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin's Hilarious Cameos!
James Franco can always count on a little help from his friends.

The 39-year-old actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, and his close friends, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, made an appearance during his opening monologue. Franco took questions from the audience, which is when Rogen joked from his seat that he came to see SNL, but didn't know Franco was hosting it. 

"Luckily, I'm a huge Sza fan, so it worked out," he joked, referring to the night's musical guest.

Hill later appeared, and also poked fun at Franco.

"Sorry I'm late, did I miss Sza?" he cracked. 

But the most surprising cameo came when Steve Martin also appeared in the audience, complaining that he wasn't "hot" anymore.

Franco showed off his comedy chops during the episode, including in a sketch called "Spelling Bee," in which he played a moderator with some serious issues.

Another memorable sketch was "Gift Wrap," a gross-out sketch
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Sza Performs "The Weekend" and "Love Galore" on 'SNL'

Capping off the year in which she released her acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, and scored five Grammy nominations, Sza made her first Saturday Night Live appearance over the weekend.

Backed by a choir, she first the third Ctrl single "The Weekend." For Sza's second performance, she chose "Love Galore."

The episode was hosted by James Franco and featured appearances from Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Steve Martin and Dave Franco.

Watch the performances below.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch

‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch
Oh hai, “Saturday Night Live.” James Franco hosted the show for the fourth time last night, an occasion that, according to the director and star of “The Disaster Artist,” isn’t treated as a big deal. Lorne Michaels and the other higher-ups didn’t even write him a monologue, Franco said, and so he was simply there to take questions from the audience — which included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and even Steve Martin.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: James Franco Plays Himself, and Plays It Safe, in 4th Hosting Appearance

The bit included much ribbing between the old friends, as Rogen and Hill claimed to not even know (or care) that Franco was on hosting duty — they were mostly just there to see Sza, the evening’s musical guest. “I’m just here to see the show in general,” Rogen said. “I didn’t realize you were hosting it.
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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch

‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch
Oh hai, “Saturday Night Live.” James Franco hosted the show for the fourth time last night, an occasion that, according to the director and star of “The Disaster Artist,” isn’t treated as a big deal. Lorne Michaels and the other higher-ups didn’t even write him a monologue, Franco said, and so he was simply there to take questions from the audience — which included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and even Steve Martin.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: James Franco Plays Himself, and Plays It Safe, in 4th Hosting Appearance

The bit included much ribbing between the old friends, as Rogen and Hill claimed to not even know (or care) that Franco was on hosting duty — they were mostly just there to see Sza, the evening’s musical guest. “I’m just here to see the show in general,” Rogen said. “I didn’t realize you were hosting it.
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James Franco Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Does Not Impress Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Steve Martin

James Franco Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Does Not Impress Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Steve Martin
James Franco returned to host Saturday Night Live for his fourth time last night, and while the Christmas episode of the season is still a week away, the writers couldn’t help but dig into the holidays a bit for a satisfying episode overall. Perhaps the reason this episode was mostly a success was because they […]

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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Help From Seth Rogen & Jonah Hill, Bleeds Comedy

James Franco kicked off his fourth turn as host of Saturday Night Live – an unspecial milestone that doesn’t come with a commemorative jacket – with a little help from friends Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and, best of all, an embittered Steve Martin, who whined angrily from his spot in the audience, “I used to be the center of attention.” Aside from the cameos, and as SNL monologues go, Franco’s opener was otherwise unmemorable. His contributions to the show’s later sketches…
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'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue

'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin all crashed James Franco's Saturday Night Live opening monologue, where the Disaster Artist actor took questions from the audience.

After fielding a pair of questions, Franco noticed that his Pineapple Express cohort Rogen was randomly sitting in the audience.

"I'm just here to see the show in general, I didn't know you were hosting it. I put my name in the lottery for SNL tickets and this was the week I got it," Rogen said, adding of the musical guest, "Luckily, I'm a huge Sza fan.
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