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Cary Fukunaga in Talks to Direct Atomic Bomb Drama 'Shockwave'

16 February 2017 4:38 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Cary Fukunaga, best known for steering the first season of HBO’s True Detective, is in negotiations to direct Working Title and Universal’s adaptation of atomic bomb drama Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima.

Hossein Amini, who wrote Snow White and the Huntsman and 47 Ronin for Universal, will adapt the screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Shockwave, written by Stephen Walker and published in 2005, told of the three weeks leading up to the dropping of Little Boy, the world’s first atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. It looked at the time preceding the event through the eyes of scientists, pilots and victims.


- Borys Kit

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Jake Gyllenhaal Sings a Song From ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ With Help from Cary Fukunaga — Watch

7 February 2017 11:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t known as a crooner, but that may change this month. The actor stars in the upcoming musical “Sunday in the Park With George,” which comes to Broadway in just a few weeks. As a sort of preview, the actor has shared a video of himself singing “Finishing the Hat” that Cary Joji Fukunaga directed. Watch below.

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“This is what happens when Riva Marker (the badass president of NineStories) and I invite Cary Joji Fukunaga to rehearsals for our new Broadway musical. Check out this video we made!” wrote the former Donnie Darko on Facebook. The actor was most recently seen in “Nocturnal Animals” and, in addition to “Sundays in the Park” (which opens on February 23), has several films slated for release this year.

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- Michael Nordine

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Here's Your First Look At Stranger Things Star In Stephen King's It!

2 February 2017 7:02 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

You've got to admit it: Casting one of the kids from Stranger Things was a genius move by the makers of the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It. The Netflix series was a love letter to 80s movies like Stand By MeE.T., The Goonies, and Silver Bullet- with very distinct nods to King's ouevre throughout its first season. 

It's a move that almost makes me overlook my grudge against this remake. What grudge, you ask? Well, I'm still burned by the fact that this was going to be an epic two-part movie that was written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1, Beasts of No Nation). He was all set to bring his phenomenal skills to It before he had a falling out with Warner Bros. that led to his departure from the project.

Still, I've got to hand it to them for casting Finn Wolfhard, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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16 Stellar Films About Immigration For These Turbulent Times

1 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Robert De Niro in ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (Courtesy: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been filled with a slew of sweeping policy changes that have garnered plenty of criticism — but the recent changes to America’s immigration policy have topped headlines. With an executive order that has been considered a Muslim ban by many, let’s take a look at some great films about immigration to the United States. There are plenty of them, but here is just a sampling of 16 that you should definitely watch.

A Better Life (2011): This film was directed by Chris Weitz and is a drama about a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from both gangs and immigration agents all while trying to give him opportunities he never had. A Better Life — written by »

- Carson Blackwelder

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