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16 Stars Who Went to Comic-Con in Disguise, From Justin Timberlake to Henry Cavill (Photos)

13 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Peter Jackson have avoided the mad crush by going incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con fan event In 2011, Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones accompanied Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con dressed as beloved “Sesame Street” duo Bert and Ernie. While attending 2011’s Comic-Con to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield pulled a double-fake by dressing as… Spider-Man Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith put on a Bart Simpson mask to walk the floor at the 2013 event. Bryan Cranston surprised his co-stars at a “Breaking Bad” panel in 2013 with a creepily realistic Walter White mask. Former Harry Potter star. »

- Thom Geier

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See Josh Hutcherson’s (Amazing!) ‘Spider-Man’ Audition

22 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Just before Andrew Garfield booked the role of Spidey in big-screen Marvel Entertainment reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010, rumors were flying about the shortlist of actors tapped for the role: Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Ose Hayble, and Anton Yelchin were among them.  But Josh Hutcherson of “Hunger Games” fame went so far as to record an elaborately choreographed sizzle reel, full of real flips and high-flying kicks, for producers to consider. The comic book–loving actor, only 17 at the time, has the youthful looks and flair for awkwardness required of Peter Parker; what many didn’t know was that he also had the action hero bona fides. Allegedly staged by stunt and fight choreographer Larnell Stovall, the extended fight sequence is so well produced, it’s easy to imagine Hutcherson’s spidey senses tingling. Read: “How to Get Cast in ‘Marvel Universe Live!’ ” Check out Hutcherson’s submission »

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Layoffs Hit Broad Green, Adam Keen Resigns as Publicity Chief (Exclusive)

19 July 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures will lay off roughly 6% of its 90-person work force, Variety has learned. The cuts are mostly to junior level staffers and the studio does not expect to make additional reductions.

In addition, Adam Keen has resigned as head of publicity for Broad Green. Keen will stay on for a few weeks to help with the transition. The choice to move on was his, and he is weighing new job opportunities.

Broad Green has struggled to find its identity. The indie label had a hit with Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods,” but failed to generate much box office for the Andrew Garfield drama “99 Homes,” which grossed $1.4 million, and Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” which couldn’t crack $1 million. The company is in the process of re-positioning itself, moving away from the arthouse and trying to back more mid-budget, commercially-oriented fare.

Last spring, it tapped »

- Brent Lang

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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Lands Oscar-Friendly December Dates

18 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As expected, Paramount has booked the Denzel Washington film version of the Tony-winning 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama “Fences” for December 16 limited release in Los Angeles and New York, followed by a national expansion on December 25.

This marks Washington’s third outing as a director, following well-received indie dramas “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters.” He’s been in the Oscar derby six times as an actor, winning twice, for “Glory” and “Training Day.” And he headlines Antoine Fuqua’s western remake “The Magnificent Seven” this fall.

Produced by Scott Rudin, “Fences” tells the story of retired baseball player Troy Maxson (Tony-winner Washington), who is now a garbage man looking regretfully back on his past while tangling with his wife Rose (Tony-winner Viola Davis). Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby also reprise their stage roles.

Washington wrapped the ’50s-era film in Pittsburgh in June, when Viola Davis tweeted: “It’s a wrap! »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Lands Oscar-Friendly December Dates

18 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As expected, Paramount has booked the Denzel Washington film version of the Tony-winning 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama “Fences” for December 16 limited release in Los Angeles and New York, followed by a national expansion on December 25.

This marks Washington’s third outing as a director, following well-received indie dramas “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters.” He’s been in the Oscar derby six times as an actor, winning twice, for “Glory” and “Training Day.” And he headlines Antoine Fuqua’s western remake “The Magnificent Seven” this fall.

Produced by Scott Rudin, “Fences” tells the story of retired baseball player Troy Maxson (Tony-winner Washington), who is now a garbage man looking regretfully back on his past while tangling with his wife Rose (Tony-winner Viola Davis). Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby also reprise their stage roles.

Washington wrapped the ’50s-era film in Pittsburgh in June, when Viola Davis tweeted: “It’s a wrap! »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman Set To Star Opposite Andrew Garfield And Claire Foy In Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’

14 July 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Dean-Charles Chapman has been set to star in Breathe for director Andy Serkis, opposite Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The film is based on the true story of Robin (Garfield), a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed. Foy will star as Robin's devoted and determined wife Diana. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, traveling the world and transforming the lives of others with… »

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Stranger Things is an Utterly Bingeable Campfire Story

14 July 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The opening credits are at the same level as Twin Peaks.

Stranger Things is a campfire story. It doesn’t take place at camp, but it traffics in the vocabulary of teenage ghost tales. Despite its heavy ’80s Spielberg and Stephen King references, the Netflix drama is never as bright or snide as either, though it too is a story of innocence and brutal fear. This time the lights are hesitant and flickering, not neon, and the high school bathes its resident stereotypes in a cool, complex glow. A synth score and era-appropriate soundtrack choices feel more like modern throwback horror (It Follows, You’re Next, The Guest) than pandering to a generation. There’s nostalgia here, but it’s endangered.

As the controlled childhood chaos of E.T. spirals into the wooded, slow-burn, quasi-mystical police work of True Detective, its characters grow closer and apart like the lung of an unseen beast. Normal »

- Jacob Oller

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘Nice Guys’ Standout Angourie Rice to Its Already Impressive Young Cast

7 July 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Angourie Rice was rightly hailed by many as a highlight of Shane Black’s “The Nice Guys,” her performance more than holding its own alongside those of co-stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Marvel and Sony appear to have taken notice, as Rice was just announced as having joined the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Read More: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Casts ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Breakout Abraham Attah

Tom Holland is playing the eponymous web-slinger in Jon Watts’ new take on the comic-book franchise, its third different iteration in the last 15 years. Tobey Maguire starred in the trilogy that began with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” while Andrew Garfield portrayed the superhero in 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its 2014 sequel. Holland debuted his version of the character in this year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

Read More: ’Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director Jon Watts Reveals Why a Diverse Cast was Key for His Vision

Watts’ first two »

- Michael Nordine

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First poster for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

2 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair this year for the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, and the first poster has arrived online today; check it out below…

Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Hacksaw Ridge is set for release on November 4th in the States and features a cast that includes Andrew Garfield, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Take a look at the first poster for the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge

1 July 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Hacksaw Ridge follows WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa and refused to kill people, eventually becoming the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. This will mark the fifth film directed by Mel Gibson and you can check out the first poster for the film below. It's... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Okinawa Looms In Stirring First Poster For Mel Gibson’s WWII Drama Hacksaw Ridge

1 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When the order came to retreat, one man stayed. That man is, of course, Desmond Doss, a pacifist and conscientious objector who staged one of the most remarkable rescue missions of World War II when he pulled 75 men from the rubble of Okinawa – all without firing a gun.

It’s this outstanding act of valour that will anchor Hacksaw Ridge, the new wartime thriller helmed by Mel Gibson that currently occupies the award-friendly release date of November 4.

Charging into battle without a gun to call his own, it is 99 Homes star Andrew Garfield that takes point in Hacksaw Ridge, becoming the solo American soldier who fought on the frontlines sans weapon. Such an act of defiant bravery may have drew the ire of his squad, but it was Doss who had the last laugh; rescuing more than 70 men from the clutches of the Axis forces and eventually going on to »

- Michael Briers

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Mel Gibson Talks ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ First Poster Revealed

1 July 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Mel Gibson is coming for awards season and perhaps some career redemption with “Hacksaw Ridge” this fall. His first directorial effort since “Apocalypto” and his very public meltdown, he’s lined up an ace cast — Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Hugo Weaving — for a true-tory tale set against the backdrop of WWII. And for […]

The post Mel Gibson Talks ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ First Poster Revealed appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Poster: Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge"

1 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has released the official poster for director Mel Gibson's latest feature "Hacksaw Ridge", a WW2 true story tale starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

The film is the story of Corporal Demond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Us congressional Medal of Honor and who single-handedly saved the lives of seventy-five men. Gibson himself recently spoke about the film and Doss himself, telling iF Magazine:

"He was the first conscientious objector to be given the Medal of Honor. He never fired a gun. He was criticised by his peers, the army tried everything to kick him out, and he endured that because he wanted to serve as a combat medic in the worst place on earth.

Okinawa was a bloodbath. The highest death-toll in the Pacific. And when nobody else would go in there, he went »

- Garth Franklin

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Movie in the Works on Attica Prison Riots Legal Fight

30 June 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Bender’s newly-minted Good Fear Films is developing a movie about the legal battle that followed the 1971 prisoner revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Good Fear has obtained the life rights of Elizabeth Fink, who was the lead counsel in the federal civil rights case, and ex-con Frank “Big Black” Smith. Bender and Jake Weiner are producing.

In 1974, Fink filed a $2.8 billion civil suit on behalf of inmates against prison guards for torture and abuse during the riot. The five-day revolt left 33 prisoners, and 10 corrections officers and civil employees dead at the maximum-security state prison in western New York.

Fink, who was the lead counsel in the case, won a $12 million settlement from the state in 2000.

Good Fear has tapped Kristen Buckley to adapt the story, which follows Fink and Smith’s work to expose the state cover-up of prisoner abuse. The project has the cooperation of the estates of Fink and Smith, »

- Dave McNary

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The Academy has invited 683 new members to join their ranks

30 June 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday afternoon, the ranks of Oscar voters grew substantially, with some welcome diversity added in for good measure. Yes, the Academy sent out invitations for new membership about 24 hours ago, with 683 names getting the coveted tap on the proverbial shoulder. Again, what made it so interesting to note is that AMPAS seemed to actively seek out women, minorities, and younger artists, hoping to make the demographics of the Academy slightly less centered on older white males. It won’t suddenly change the makeup of the Oscar nominations or upend how the Academy Awards go down next year, but it’s a slow step in the right direction, and that’s worth applauding for sure. As you can see below, in addition to basically all of last year’s Oscar winners, the new members are a diverse slate. Among the names you’ll see in the acting branch now are John Boyega, »

- Joey Magidson

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AMPAS calls on diverse new members group

29 June 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Us Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”

Reflecting its recent diversity push, the Us Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 683 film creatives and executives, 46% of them female and 41% of them people of colour, to become Academy members.

If all the invitations are accepted, Academy membership will go from 25% to 27% female and from 8% to 11% people of colour.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) said the make-up of the group of potential new members “continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today. We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”

The invitees include 283 new international members from 59 countries, 28 Oscar winners, 98 Oscar nominees and four Sci-Tech Award winners.

Among the 69 actors getting the call are [link »

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Oscars Ups Diversity With 2016 New Members

29 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In its push for more diversity among its ranks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued a record 683 invitations to new members, easily the largest number of new members ever.

The new members are heavily weighted to favor women and people of color - 46% are women, 41% are people of color. Should all elect to join, it would shift the demographic makeup of the Academy from 75 to 73% male, and from 93% to 89% white.

28 Oscar winners and 98 nominees are on the list, while 283 are considered international members. Amongst the high profile names are actors like John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Greta Gerwig, Andrew Garfield, Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Johnson, Byung-Hun Lee, Regina King, James Hong, Michelle Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Alicia Vikander, and Damon Wayans Jr.

There's also writers and directors like Xavier Dolan, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Taika Waititi, James Wan, Lily & Lana Wachowski, »

- Garth Franklin

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Looking at potential Best Picture contenders

29 June 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

We’re coming to the very end of June folks. Much like I said last year at the start of July, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions to see what folks like myself think will happen at the end of the year, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know which films will be in contention. To that end, once a week (or maybe twice a week in certain situations) for the next month or so I’ll be running down some of the major contenders in each Oscar category. Basically, the format will have me saying a few words about what/who I feel are the top tier contenders right now in said categories, along with a longer list afterwards of many of the other hopefuls. Consider this a sort of pre awards season cheat sheet for you all. Today I’m beginning with the big one, »

- Joey Magidson

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First Look at Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

24 June 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Could we be looking at the first ever big screen incarnation of Miles Morales in the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming set photos? Possibly. Earlier in the week, production started on Marvel and Sony's second reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. And ever since we've been inundated with images and casting updates. One of the latest cast additions has everyone speculating that Morales is about to make his debut appearance in this comic book adventure. And now said actor has appeared in costume.

But not that costume. No, Abraham Attah is seen in his high school wardrobe as he makes his way to the Midtown School of Science & Technology. Attah made his breakthrough feature film debut with last year's Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation, and as soon as he was brought forward for Homecoming, rumors began to fly that he's been cast as fan-favorite Miles Morales, who at one point in the comics takes over as Spider-Man. »

- MovieWeb

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Phil Lord And Chris Miller Promise A Unique Spider-man Animated Feature

23 June 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming  film recently commencing filming in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios and new set photos emerging daily, the number of rumors pulsating throughout the internet is absolutely staggering.  Could one of the young actors cast in the film be Miles Morales? Just how many villains will appear? How will the film separate itself from Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire's Spider-Man films?  Unfortunately, we don't have any answers just yet (expect some reveals at Sdcc next month) but we do have a new interview pertaining to Sony's animated Spidey flick. While promoting their new TV show (which looks hilarious) Son of Zorn with IGN, executive producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord said there's a unique vision for their animated feature which will deliver a Spider-Man audiences have never seen before.  "It is not going to feel like every other Spider-Man movie you've seen.   It will stand on »

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