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J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is “a crazy movie”

Despite the fact that The Cloverfield Paradox was pulled from its theatrical release and sent straight to Netflix (reportedly, because Paramount felt it was “unsalvageable”), it seems the studio isn’t ready to give up on J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Cloverfield anthology series just yet.

A fourth movie – Overlord – is already in the can, and rumours are suggesting that the Daisy Ridley-headlined Kolma is being lined up as the fifth entry in the series. Of course, that may be dependent on how the fourth instalment is received by audiences, but according to producer Abrams, we’re in for a crazy ride.

Overlord… first of all, it’s something that I can’t wait for you to see ’cause the director, Julius Avery, has done an amazing job on it,” Abrams told Digital Spy. “But the specifics, you know, we should wait and see. But that’s really a crazy movie.
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Bokeem Woodbine to headline Jerry Bruckheimer-produced pilot Main Justice

Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo, Spider-Man: Homecoming) has become the first addition to the cast of Main Justice, a new pilot at CBS which has been written by Sascha Penn (Survivor’s Remorse), who executive produces alongside Jerry Bruckheimer.

As per Coming Soon, Main Justice has been inspired by he life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and will see Woodbine as Miles, a recently sworn in attorney general of the United States and the youngest person ever to hold the position.

With years of experience as both a beat cop and police commissioner, Miles is tough, pragmatic and grounded, but encounters a trial by fire when he arrives in Washington and the tumultuous world of the fifth floor of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country.

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Pilot News: Salem Star Joins Hospital Drama, Fargo Vet's Justice and More

Pilot News: Salem Star Joins Hospital Drama, Fargo Vet's Justice and More
Paging Dr. Janet Montgomery.

The Salem alumna will star in NBC’s untitled Bellevue hospital drama pilot as an attending ER doctor who is spreading herself too thin, our sister site Deadline reports.

Montgomery — who recurred on This Is Us last season — joins an ensemble that includes Freema Agyeman (Sense8, Doctor Who) and Anupam Kher (Sense8).

In other pilot casting news, per Deadline:

* Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) will headline the CBS legal drama Main Justice, which is inspired by the life and work of Eric Holder, the first African-American Attorney General of the United States.

* Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) will co-star in
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Bokeem Woodbine to Lead CBS Drama Pilot ‘Main Justice’

Bokeem Woodbine to Lead CBS Drama Pilot ‘Main Justice’
Fargo” star Bokeem Woodbine has been cast to play the lead role in the pilot for CBS drama “Main Justice.” Woodbine will play the role of Miles Blair, the new U.S. attorney general after a career in Detroit as a beat cop and then police commissioner. The series is inspired by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s life. In addition to “Fargo,” Woodbine’s recent credits include “Spiderman: Homecoming,” “Underground,” “Snowfall,” “Southland,” and USA’s upcoming “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” Also Read: Ratings: 'Bachelor Winter Games' Premiere Finishes a Very, Very Distant Second to Actual Olympics Woodbine is represented by Gersh and...
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Bokeem Woodbine to Star in CBS Pilot ‘Main Justice’

Bokeem Woodbine to Star in CBS Pilot ‘Main Justice’
Bokeem Woodbine has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming CBS drama pilot “Main Justice,” Variety has confirmed.

The series is inspired by the life of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who served under President Barack Obama and was the first African-American to hold the top Justice Department position. Woodbine will play Miles Blair, the recently sworn in Attorney General of the United States. His years of experience as a beat cop and ultimately as Detroit’s Police Commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. It’s trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.

Woodbine received widespread acclaim for his role in Season 2 of the FX series “Fargo,” and was recently seen in the Marvel film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”His other recent credits include “Underground,” “Snowfall,” and “Southland.” He will also appear in the upcoming USA series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”

He
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Bokeem Woodbine To Star In Eric Holder-Inspired CBS Drama Pilot ‘Main Justice’

Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) has been tapped as the lead of Main Justice, CBS’ legal drama pilot inspired by the life and work of Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and the first African American to hold the position. Written by Sascha Penn, Main Justice centers around Miles Blair (Woodbine), the recently sworn-in U.S. Attorney General. The show takes us into the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice where he takes on the…
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Bokeem Woodbine to Topline CBS Drama 'Main Justice'

Bokeem Woodbine is going to court for CBS.

The Fargo grad is set to topline the drama pilot Main Justice for the network and exec producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Inspired by the life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the drama focuses on the character as he takes viewers into the tumultuous world of the fifth floor of the Department of Justice, where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country, all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position.

Woodbine will portray Miles,...
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J.J. Abrams talks The Cloverfield Paradox and future of the franchise

Last Sunday, Netflix dropped a major surprise when it released The Cloverfield Paradox – the third instalment in Paramount and Bad Robot ProductionsCloverfield cinematic universe.

The film, originally going by the title God Particle, had been pushed back from its planned theatrical release on several occasions – with subsequent reports claiming that Paramount believed it was “salvageable” – and reviews for the movie were certainly not kind.

Speaking on Facebook, producer J.J. Abrams was asked how The Cloverfield Paradox came about, and why he felt it was a perfect fit for the Cloverfield franchise:

“Originally, it was written by Oren Uziel, who wrote a draft that was its own thing, and was around for a while,” said Abrams. “We started to think, ‘What are ways that this might fit into the world?’ But when we started shooting the movie, it was still something we were thinking about. Because the idea for the
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Fourth Cloverfield movie Overlord still planned for theatrical release

Netflix dropped a huge surprise this past Sunday by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox, with the streaming service picking up the rights to the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi after its planned theatrical release date had been pushed back on several occasions.

According to THR, the deal was worth in excess of $50 million, and immediately put the Julius Onah-helmed movie into profit. It was also described as a “rescue plan”, with Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos apparently concerned that the movie was “unsalvageable” and would tank at the box office.

As it happens, The Cloverfield Paradox received some pretty scathing reviews, likely justifying Gianopulos’ concerns, but it seems that Paramount isn’t quite ready to call time on the Cloverfield series, as at present the studio reportedly still intends on giving a theatrical release to the next instalment, Overlord.

See Also: J.J. Abrams on the possibility of a Cloverfield team-up film:
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J.J. Abrams Says Cloverfield 4 Is A “Crazy Movie”

Capping off a breathless fortnight for the super-secret Cloverfield series, J.J. Abrams has told Digital Spy that Overlord is a “crazy movie.”

The WWII-set thriller, which places a group of American paratroopers on a collision course with Nazis and supernatural forces, is now known as Cloverfield 4, and will presumably see a release in October of this year. Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) is the director behind the clandestine project, while we understand Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror) and Jovan Adepo have been tapped to lead the charge against a crumbling Third Reich.

But trouble is afoot, as the Nazis have been conducting experiments of the supernatural kind. It’s this revisionist loophole that will allow J.J. Abrams and Co. to embed Overlord in the wider Cloverfield universe, and though he refused to be drawn on story details, he did promise a “crazy” expansion of Bad Robot’s anthology series.
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Cloverfield 4 Is Still Getting a 2018 Theatrical Release

Netflix and Paramount pulled off quite the surprise on Super Bowl Sunday, not only announcing that Cloverfield 3, now titled The Cloverfield Paradox, was heading to Netflix, but also that it would be available to watch directly after the big game. This lead many fans to wonder about the status of Cloverfield 4, which is believed to be titled Overlord, and whether or not that will also end up on Netflix, or if it will keep its October 26, 2018 release date. A Paramount spokesperson confirmed that Overlord will still receive a theatrical release as planned.

This news comes just after a report surfaced revealing Netflix paid $50 million for The Cloverfield Paradox, which was confirmed by The Wrap. Their source claimed the deal for The Cloverfield Paradox was a "one-off" that made the film "immediately profitable" for the studio. The source also revealed that the surprise Super Bowl release of The Cloverfield Paradox fell
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Fourth Cloverfield Movie Confirmed To Be Overlord, A WWII Pic Filled With Nazis And Supernatural Forces

Remember Overlord? The supernatural-tinged WWII thriller starring Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street, Black Mirror) and Jovan Adepo of Fences fame? Turns out it really is Cloverfield 4 – and it’s already finished production.

/Film has the scoop, revealing that Paramount and Bad Robot’s fourth Cloverfield movie, one directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), revolves around a plot that wouldn’t look out of place in a Wolfenstein game.

The year is 1944. On the eve of the famous D-day landings, a “group of American paratroopers (Russell, Adepo) are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”

It fits the bill, of course; Overlord is being
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Did J.J. Abrams Already Finish Cloverfield 4 in Secret?

Did J.J. Abrams Already Finish Cloverfield 4 in Secret?
Is Cloverfield 4 already finished? Even though Cloverfield 3 may be a bit of a mess, it looks like the Cloverfield franchise is alive. We'll have to see how well it's doing after we finally see the movie formerly known as God Particle, but Paramount and Bad Robot seem quite happy to keep pumping out Cloverfield movies. That being the case, it looks like Cloverfield 4 has possibly already been shot and could be coming our way later this year. That means, if this holds true and no release dates change, we could be seeing two Cloverfield movies this year.

First off, just a quick update on the status of Cloverfield 3, which may be titled Cloverfield Station. Rumor has it the movie is much more expensive than other movies in the franchise so far, somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 million and is said to need some work. Unfortunately, J.J. Abrams is too busy
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‘Unsolved’ Star on Working With Tupac, ‘Being Transparent’ About Investigation Into His Murder

‘Unsolved’ Star on Working With Tupac, ‘Being Transparent’ About Investigation Into His Murder
In 1994 Bokeem Woodbine was an up-and-coming actor who had just completed a movie called “Jason’s Lyric,” in which he played the titular character’s troubled younger brother. At the film’s premiere event, he met and hung out with Tupac Shakur, who was already well on his way to his own acting stardom. The two men formed a relationship that would see Shakur requesting Woodbine to be a part of what turned out to be his final music video (“I Ain’t Mad At Cha”). The two also worked together on the feature film “Gridlock’d,” which was released after Shakur was murdered in 1996. Now, by what Woodbine calls “kismet, definitely no coincidences,” he is starring as Officer Daryn Dupree in USA’s “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious Big,” a fictionalized limited series that dives into the investigation not only of Shakur’s murder but also the murder of Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious Big).

“There
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Flickering Myth’s Top Ten Movies of 2017

Flickering Myth’s writing team present our top ten movies of 2017…

With 2017 drawing to a close in just a few hours, the writers here at Flickering Myth have been voting on our favourite films of the past twelve months, in order to present our top ten movies of the year.

As with previous years, our writers each presented their own individual top tens, which we used to collate the overall list. We’ve gone by U.S. release dates, and as many of our writers are U.K. based, films such as The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may well have featured much higher had we all had a chance to see them.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the Top Ten…

The Disaster Artist

Directed by James Franco.

Starring Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone,
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'Girls Trip' Now Available for Rent, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Spider-Man: Homecoming (umpteenth superhero-franchise reboot; Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.; rated PG-13) Girls Trip (comedy; Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah; rated R) Lady Macbeth (romantic drama; Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis; rated R) Menashe (drama; Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski; rated PG) Step (documentary about an inner-city Baltimore dance team...

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Josh Duhamel investigates The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. in first trailer for Unsolved

USA Network has debuted the first trailer for its upcoming true crime anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. which delves into the police investigations of the murders of iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls; watch it here…

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations by Lapd Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) into the murders of Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Biggie Smalls (Wavyy Jonez).

Emmy Winner Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) directed the pilot and will executive produce the series, along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Kading, who will also serve as co-executive producer, led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder
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See First Trailer for Tupac-Biggie Murders True Crime Series 'Unsolved'

See First Trailer for Tupac-Biggie Murders True Crime Series 'Unsolved'
USA has unveiled the first trailer for Unsolved, the upcoming true crime drama focusing on the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

Westworld's Jimmi Simpson plays Lapd detective Russell Poole in the scripted series, with Fargo's Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Duhamel as fellow investigators in the two rappers' murders.

"The true-crime drama series follows Lapd Detectives Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) and Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) as they work the cases nearly ten years apart, and sheds new light on the demise of Tupac and Biggie Smalls
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Josh Duhamel Hunts for Tupac and Biggie's Killers in Unsolved Trailer

Josh Duhamel Hunts for Tupac and Biggie's Killers in Unsolved Trailer
The murders of hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. are still unsolved… but at least now Josh Duhamel is on the case.

The Las Vegas and All My Children veteran stars in USA Network’s new true-crime anthology Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., playing real-life Lapd detective Greg Kading, who’s tasked with solving the notorious killings. But in the new trailer below, Kading isn’t sure what he’s really supposed to be looking for, asking his superior: “Is my objective to solve this case, or to cover the department’s ass?
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USA Network's Tupac-Notorious B.I.G. Murder Drama 'Unsolved' Gets First Trailer

"This case is legendary."

It's unclear whether Josh Duhamel's Detective Greg Kading is talking about the investigation into the murder of Tupac Shakur or Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., in the first trailer for USA's upcoming drama Unsolved, but it could go either way.

More than 20 years after the two famed rappers were killed, their tragic deaths remain unsolved, which is what makes their cases ripe for a fresh set of eyes.

In this dramatic true-crime-esque retelling, a la The People vs. O.J. Simpson, Duhamel, Westworld star Jimmi Simpson and Fargo season-two breakout Bokeem Woodbine star as members...
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