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Vera Farmiga to Play Millie Bobby Brown's Mother in 'Godzilla' Sequel

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair. 

Vera Farmiga will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown in the Godzilla sequel, with daddy duty having gone to Kyle Chandler.

Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.

Plot details are being kept secret, but Chandler, who has already starred in creature features Super 8 and King Kong, is the hero of the pic and plays a scientist. 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »


- Borys Kit,Mia Galuppo

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Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.

When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »


- Scott Feinberg

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Oscars Best-Picture Flub Explained: Read PWC’s Full Statement

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

The Oscars’ accounting firm, PWC, has just released a statement taking the blame for the error that led to “La La Land” being incorrectly named the Best Picture. The producers of “La La Land” had to hand over the Best Picture Oscar to the team behind “Moonlight” (pictured) — the film that truly won Best Picture. Warren Beatty, who incorrectly announced “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner with his “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway, explained after “Moonlight” was named as the real winner that they had been given an envelope containing the name of “La La Land” star Emma Stone, »


- Tim Molloy

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Oscars: Australian Producer Jan Chapman Devastated by Mistaken In-Memoriam Photo

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast.

In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used.

Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Oscar and Lucinda” and “Bright Star”) passed away in October 2016.

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Oscars 2017: ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub Strikes Again

Her name and occupation were correct in the montage, but the photo used was of Jan Chapman, a still-living Australian film producer. Check out the erroneous image above.

“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered. Janet was a great beauty and »


- Lawrence Yee and Patrick Frater

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Damien Chazelle Becomes Youngest Best Director in Oscar History

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

La La Land” director Damien Chazelle on Sunday became the youngest Best Director in Oscar history. The 32-year-old filmmaker breaks a record that’s held for 86 years. While Chazelle is 32 years and 38 days old, the previous holder of the youngest director title was Norman Taurog, who won for “Skippy” way back in 1931 at the age of 32 years, 260 days in 1931.

Chazelle has racked up multiple prizes for his work on the modern-day muscial “La La Land,” including the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the DGA awards. The film also came into »


- Thom Geier

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With ‘Moonlight’ Win, Dede Gardner Becomes First Female Producer With 2 Best Picture Oscars

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

Moonlight” didn’t only win Best Picture in an unprecedented manner, it also shattered glass ceilings as well. When Warren Beatty admitted to having read the wrong Best Picture winner as “La La Land” when it was really “Moonlight,” he gave Plan B producer Dede Gardner her second Best Picture statue, which makes her the first female producer to have that many. On Sunday night, it was clear something was amiss when Beatty, presenting with “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star Faye Dunaway, took a long pause after looking at the card inside the envelope that was supposed to contain the name of the. »


- Linda Ge

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Jimmy Kimmel Producers Reveal Oscars Secrets – What You Didn’t Know Happened Behind the Scenes

46 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As confusion enveloped the Oscars stage on Sunday night, and it became apparent that a mistake had been made in announcing the Best Picture winner, host Jimmy Kimmel’s writers felt another tinge of panic.

“My immediate reaction, when Warren came out and said ‘I read the wrong card,’ was ‘oh my God, Jimmy is going to be blamed for this,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” head writer Molly McNearney said. “Everyone right now thinks Jimmy Kimmel is playing a prank on the Oscars. And this is not good.”

Added her fellow head writer Danny Ricker: “I had to convince my mom that it wasn’t fake!”

As they prepped for Monday’s all-new edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (no rest for the Oscar weary!), McNearney and Ricker took a moment to share with IndieWire some of the evening’s most memorable moments. And there were a bunch – starting with that »


- Michael Schneider

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10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’

48 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Live TV comes with certain risks, and Sunday’s Oscars snafu – in which “La La Land,” not “Moonlight,” was mistakenly named Best Picture at first – is a reminder of that. The occasional slip of the tongue or even pranks can lead a few buzzy, unpredictable moments, which may explain why live TV is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among TV programmers.

But there are times though when major snafus take over a live broadcast, causing embarrassment or controversy. It’s in those moments when the networks probably wished there was time for a do-over or edit.

Read More: Why the ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Upset Was Even Wilder If You Were in the Room

Here’s a look at some of TV’s biggest recent mistakes, listed in chronological order, made during live TV:

The Drunk “Cheers” “Tonight Show” finale

There’s no one moment that stands out from when the “Cheers »


- Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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Jaime King To Stir It Up In ‘How To Cook Your Daughter’

57 minutes ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Hart of Dixie alum Jaime King is set to topline How to Cook Your Daughter, a film adaptation based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison. Jennifer Clary is attached to direct, with production scheduled to begin in November. The novel follows Hendra's experience growing up as the daughter of a National Lampoon editor. While a disillusioned generation of Americans reveled in the smart, sometimes brilliant and always raucous humor of the Lampoon… »


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U.S. State Department Tweets, Then Deletes Congratulations for Iran Oscar Win

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The U.S. State Department on Monday sent out and then deleted a tweet congratulating an Oscar win by director Asghar Farhadi, who criticized President Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.”

The state department’s official Farsi-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, posted the congratulatory tweet to the Iranian people and Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie won an Oscar for foreign-language film on Sunday.

Related Content Iran Cheers ‘The Salesman’s’ Oscar, But Politics Risks Diminishing Asghar Farhadi’s Art

Farhadi boycotted the Oscars ceremony to protest Trump’s January executive order that temporarily banned entry to the United States by Iranians and citizens of six other predominately Muslim countries, and released a statement criticizing the order. Though the ban was blocked by federal courts, the administration is currently working on a new order.

Though Farhadi wasn’t at Sunday’s ceremony, the filmmaker still made a political statement, »


- Sarah Ahern

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Superhero Bits: Joker and Harley Quinn Get Fast Food, Green Lantern Cameo, Batman Board Game & More

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

What kind of Batman board game is Monolith debuting at a Cannes game festival coming up? How did Jerry Seinfeld help convince Hugh Jackman that it was time to be done with Wolverine? Was there a Suicide Squad deleted scene with The Joker and Harley Quinn getting fast food? Will there be a Green Lantern […]

The post Superhero Bits: Joker and Harley Quinn Get Fast Food, Green Lantern Cameo, Batman Board Game & More appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

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Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.

Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.

For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.

Best in show for the Americans attempting the over-the-pond accents, awarded by British Actors in La, are Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger. Streep’s »


- Dani Levy

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‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Star Jordan Bridges Joins Gerard Butler, 50 Cent in Thriller ‘Den of Thieves’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jordan Bridges has joined the cast of the Stx thriller “Den of Thieves,” starring Gerard Butler and Curtis Jackson — aka 50 Cent.

Pablo Schreiber (“13 Hours”) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. also star in the film. Christian Gudegast and Paul Scheuring are directing from their own script.

The thriller follows the intersecting lives of an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as they plan a seemingly impossible heist on downtown L.A.’s Federal Reserve Bank.

Bridges plays the by-the-book federal agent, who is the complete opposite and the nemesis of Butler’s character, “Big Nick” Flanagan.

The movie — currently in production — is being produced by Tucker Tooley and Mark Canton, as well as Butler and Alan Siegel from G-Base, Butler’s production company.

Bridges is best known for starring role opposite Angie Harmon in the TNT drama “Rizzoli & Isles. »


- Justin Kroll

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What Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis and More Are Working on After Their Oscar Victories

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though many won’t be done obsessing over exactly what happened last night for quite some time, life must go on after the Academy Awards. That applies to the winners as much as anyone else, of course, and all of the big prizewinners have high-profile projects in the works. See below for a look at what they’re up to.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

Adele Romanski (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Romanski, whose previous credits as producer include last year’s “Morris from America” and “Kicks,” will collaborate with “The Myth of the American Sleepover” writer/director David Robert Mitchell once again on “Under the Silver Lake,” his follow-up to “It Follows.”

Dede Gardner (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Last night marked Gardner’s second big win at the Academy Awards, following “12 Years a Slave” likewise winning Best Picture three years ago. She also produced James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z, »


- Michael Nordine

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Bigger CW Crossover Expected For DC Shows Next Season

2 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last year there was a crossover between Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow. The crossover event, titled “Invasion!”, began with Supergirl and ended with Legends of Tomorrow, with The Flash and Arrow nice and comfy around the middle. The heroes teamed up to defeat the Dominators, but little of the action was featured in Supergirl, so it wasn’t the huge […]

The post Bigger CW Crossover Expected For DC Shows Next Season appeared first on /Film. »


- Jack Giroux

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