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Wme Signs John Malkovich

Wme Signs John Malkovich
Exclusive: Wme has signed John Malkovich, the two-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning actor, writer, producer and director. Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 films, even one that was named after him — Being John Malkovich. He is just as industrious on the stage, directing and starring in London, New York and Chicago stage productions. He most recently received the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for the Zach Helm play The Good Canary in…
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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos…
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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos…
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Jumanji 2 Fight Photos Revealed by Dwayne Johnson

Jumanji 2 Fight Photos Revealed by Dwayne Johnson
Ever since production has started on the Jumanji remake, star Dwayne Johnson has been sharing numerous photos from the set. Today the actor shared even more photos featuring a big fight scene as filming continues. We don't have a whole lot of context for this scene, but the actor had this to sy on Instagram earlier today.

"This bad man is an asshole and I must throw him thru this cement pillar. My hand strength is like vice grips... he has no choice. For the record, this man is roughly 6'8 and well over 350lbs - he's massive and mean - I must run away now to preserve my health. #OnSet #MySaturdayNights #KnuckleUp" #StuntBrotherLuv #Jumanji" Doin' dirt with my stunt brothers tonight. Rehearsals before the bodies hit the floor... I'm searching for a good spot to break his leg with one shot. This scene also looks like what happens when
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Jim Parsons to Produce Sci-Fi Drama ‘The Terranauts’ for CW

Jim Parsons to Produce Sci-Fi Drama ‘The Terranauts’ for CW
The CW is developing a new sci-fi drama series with Jim Parsons producing, TheWrap has learned. “The Terranauts” will be written by Zach Helm and is based on the novel of the same name by T. C. Boyle. The project is from Warner Bros TV and Parsons and Todd Spiewak’s That’s Wonderful Productions. Also Read: 'Dynasty' Reboot in Works at The CW With 'The Oc' Creators “The Terranauts” tracks a grand experiment involving the future of humanity, as eight scientists are enlisted to run a biosphere that will prove vital for survival in an off-Earth colony. Their goal is to successfully create a.
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CW Buys ‘The Terranauts’ Drama From Jim Parsons & Zach Helm Based On New Book

Jim Parsons plays a brilliant scientist trying to unlock the secrets of the universe on Warner Bros. TV’s hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Now as a producer, the Emmy-winning actor is tackling a drama series project about eight top scientists conducting a grand experiment involving the future of humanity. The project, titled The Terranauts, has been set up at the CW. It will be written by Zach Helm based on the novel by T.C. Boyle, which is being published today. The Te…
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Karen Gillan Responds to Jumanji 2 Costume Controversy

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Karen Gillan Responds to Jumanji 2 Costume Controversy
Production has begun on the star-studded Jumanji 2, with both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart releasing the first photos through social media yesterday. The photo offered our first look at both of those stars in character as Dr. Bravestone and Moose Finbar, along with Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, which lead to several fans commenting on Karen Gillan's skimpy outfit, while all of her male co-stars are fully clothed. Today Karen Gillan fired back with her own message on social media.

Dwayne Johnson revealed in his Instagram post that Karen Gillan's "jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot," although he wouldn't offer any plot specifics at this time. Still, the skimpy costume became quite the hot topic, which lead to Karen Gillan releasing her own brief statement on Twitter. Here's what she had to say below, which could offer
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‘Jumanji’: Kevin Hart Posts First Look at New Movie

‘Jumanji’: Kevin Hart Posts First Look at New Movie
Kevin Hart’s latest Instagram post will have you saying, “What year is it?”

Hart posted a first look at the upcoming 2017 “Jumanji” sequel. The photo features Hart standing beside co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black.

“Day 1 of shooting ‘Jumanji’ is officially in the can,” reads the post. “We had a [sic] amazing first day. The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell….Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow … #Jumanji.”

The film, which has been described as more of a continuation than a remake, is directed by Jake Kasdan and is based on the screenplay by Zach Helm, Chris McKenna, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg and Erik Sommers. Principal photography is currently taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“We’re going to try and reimagine ‘Jumanji’ and update it for the present,” said president of Columbia Pictures
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Jumanji 2 First Look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black

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Jumanji 2 First Look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black
Last week, Dwayne Johnson shared a new video through social media, revealing that production has gotten under way on Jumanji 2, with the video showcasing a Hawaiian priest blessing the set before the actor and his co-stars got to work. While that video offered a brief glimpse at the actors in costume, today we have the official first look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in costume through photos shared by both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on social media. Dwayne Johnson even revealed the names of all of these characters.

Dwayne Johnson announced earlier this month that his character is named Dr. Bravestone by showcasing concept art of his character. Today he revealed that Kevin Hart's character is named Moose Finbar, with Jack Black playing Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan playing Ruby Roundhouse. Here's what the actor had to say in his full Instagram post below.
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Jumanji 2 Begins Shooting, Dwayne Johnson Shares First Set Video

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Jumanji 2 Begins Shooting, Dwayne Johnson Shares First Set Video
Dwayne Johnson always keeps his fans in the loop on his various projects, and now the actor has shared the first set video from Jumanji, which is a sequel, and not a remake. This on-set sneak peek features the actor alongside co-stars Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan as a Hawaiian priest blesses the movie. It was also anounced that shooting has officially begun. Here's what The Rock had to say about this ritual on Instagram.

"Before we embark on our #Jumanji here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillan) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful -
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John Malkovich: ‘In relationships, I’ve had an addictive personality’

The actor and director on addiction and success, Trump’s bankruptcies, and the film he wrote that no one will see for 100 years

John Malkovich has acted in 98 films and is about to make his London directorial debut with Zach Helm’s Good Canary, a play about success, secrets and addiction. He has directed the play in Mexico and in France, where it won Molière awards for direction and design.

What drew you to Good Canary and why return to it?

Lucy Liu, who was at the time going out with Zach, originally approached me with the script and I loved it. Theatre is like surfing. An actor paddles out, gets on a board and waits for the wave: the wave is the collision between your material and the public. You don’t create the wave, you ride it. In good material, there will almost invariably be a wave – and
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Newswire: Daniel Radcliffe joins Zachary Quinto in cartel drama, We Do Not Forget

Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has seen him outwitting a coterie of magicians and infiltrating a group of white supremacists, but he’ll be performing a different kind of sleight of hand in his latest project. Deadline reports that Radcliffe has just joined Zachary Quinto in the cast of We Do No Forget, a fictionalized account of the real-life feud between the Anonymous hacktivist organization and one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm, who’s writing the upcoming Jumanji sequel, will direct from his own script, with Antoine Fuqua producing via his Fuqua Films production company.

First Look Media snapped up Helm’s project, which is inspired by the short-lived conflict between Anonymous and Los Zetas, which is purportedly the largest, most brutal, and most technologically-advanced cartel in Mexico. Back in 2011, the hacktivist group reportedly stumbled upon 25,000 Mexican ...
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Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling Join Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ James Franco Takes ‘The Game’ & More

While she has the documentary The 13th arriving this fall, Selma director Ava DuVernay‘s next narrative feature will be Disney’s big-budget remake of A Wrinkle in Time. THR reports that, following Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are now in talks to star in the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book. The film follows a young girl whose father has gone missing while he was away working on a project curiously known as the tesseract. She’s added by Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey). Production kicks off in November.

Stranger Than Fiction director Zach Helm has found his next project, led by Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto, Deadline reports. We Do Not Forget follows the true story of the battle between the infamous hacking group Anonymous and the Mexican drug cartel, which seems like a bit of an uneven fight. The
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Movie News: Watch a Clip from 'The Lego Ninjago Movie'; Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson to Reteam in 'Shanghai Dawn'

The Lego Ninjago Movie Clip: A new clip from The Lego Ninjago Movie features seasoned martial arts teacher Sensei Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan) unintentionally causing destructive action. The animated movie revolves around six young ninjas who must defend their island home, known as Ninjago. The voice cast includes Dave Franco, Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux. Look for the movie in theaters on September 22, 2017. [Movieclips]   We Do Not Forget: Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto will star in We Do Not Forget, inspired by a real-life battle between a group of activist hackers and a Mexican drug cartel. Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the script and will direct. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is one...

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Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto set for hacktivist drama We Do Not Forget

Deadline is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond) are set to star in We Do Not Forget, a “hacktivist” drama from writer-director Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) which will present a fictionalised account of a real confrontation between hacker group Anonymous and the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel.

“We’re so excited to work with Zach on this,” said Michael Bloom, President of First Look Media, who is financing the project. “It’s a subject that we’re close to, handled in a way that’s powerful and complex. And to be in the hands of producers Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick and this talented cast, we’re sure we’re going to get a thrilling film.”

The inspiration from the film was an event where Anonymous reportedly uncovered 25,000 Mexican government emails containing names and details of the Los Zetas members, and threatened
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News Briefs: Daniel Radcliffe to Star in 'We Do Not Forget'

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We Do Not Forget: Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto will star in We Do Not Forget, inspired by a real-life battle between a group of activist hackers and a Mexican drug cartel. Zach Helm  (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the script and will direct. Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is one of the producers. [Deadline]   Shanghai Dawn: Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in talks to star in Shanghai Dawn, to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). If things work out,...

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First Look Media, Fuqua Films Team Daniel Radcliffe & Zachary Quinto For ‘We Do Not Forget’

First Look Media, Fuqua Films Team Daniel Radcliffe & Zachary Quinto For ‘We Do Not Forget’
Exclusive: First Look Media, one of the financiers behind last year’s Best Picture winner Spotlight, is becoming the catalyst for another fascinating fact-based film. I’m told the company is going to finance We Do Not Forget, a drama to star Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto. Scripted by Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm to direct, the film is a fictionalized account of a real battle between the “hacktivist” organization Anonymous and the Mexican drug cartel known…
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8 powerfully effective voice-overs in modern movies

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Sometimes funny, often poignant, narration can be hugely effective when deployed successfully. Ryan picks a few great examples...

“God help you if you use voice-over in your work my friends! God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can use narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

So says screenwriting coach Robert McKee in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, Adaptation. Well, not the real screenwriting coach Robert Mckee, but the one played in superbly aggressive style by actor Brian Cox, who stomps about on stage at a writing seminar like an angry bull. Brilliantly, McKee’s condemnation of voice-overs interrupts the interior thoughts, as narrated by Nicolas Cage’s fictionalised version of Charlie Kaufman - a terminally anxious screenwriter with an Everest-sized case of writer’s block.

It’s an example of the quirky, hall-of-mirrors kind of humour that courses through Adaptation,
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'Jumanji' Remake Lands 'Sex Tape' Director Jake Kasdan

'Jumanji' Remake Lands 'Sex Tape' Director Jake Kasdan
Just a few months after Sony Pictures set their Jumanji remake for a Christmas 2016 release, the studio has finally found its director. Deadline reports that Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) has signed on to direct, although it isn't known when production will get under way. With the studio still sticking with its December 25, 2016 release, date, filming will most likely have to begin fairly soon.

The project has been in development for several years, with Zach Helm coming aboard to write the script back in 2012. The most current version of the script was written by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) and Jeff Pinkner. Our report from October revealed that Jeff Pinkner, who co-created CBS' summer TV series Zoo with Scott Rosenberg, was coming on board to consult with the script, alongside Andr&#233 Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

The remake is said to be a high priority for the studio,
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'Jumanji' Remake on Target for Christmas 2016 Release

'Jumanji' Remake on Target for Christmas 2016 Release
Back in August, Sony Pictures issued release dates for a number of high-profile projects, all set to hit theaters between 2016 and 2017. One of those movies is their Jumanji remake, which has been in development for several years, with Zach Helm coming aboard to write the script back in 2012. Today, Deadline reports that the studio has hired screenwriter Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) to rewrite the script in hopes that it makes its announced holiday release next year.

The remake is said to be a high priority for the studio, described as a "re-imagination" of the original 1995 blockbuster Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and Bebe Neuwirth. The original movie was spawned from the board game and book by writer Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Zathura). The movie earned a whopping $262.7 million worldwide at the box office, from a $65 million production budget.

Jumanji will hit theaters on Christmas
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