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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Joins Viggo Mortensen in Drama 'Green Book' (Exclusive)

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Joins Viggo Mortensen in Drama 'Green Book' (Exclusive)
Sebastian Maniscalco will join Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in the real-life drama Green Book.

Green Book follows an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip, (Mortensen), who in 1962 is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South. They had to use the Negro Motorist Green Book to guide them to the few motels, restaurants and gas stations below the Mason-Dixon Line that served black customers.

Maniscalco will play Tony's fast-talking brother-in-law, Johnny.

Peter Farrelly will direct from a script he wrote with Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie.

Jim Burke, Charles...
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Sundance: HBO Buys ‘Price of Everything’

Sundance: HBO Buys ‘Price of Everything’
HBO Documentary Films has nabbed “The Price of Everything,” a look at the world of contemporary art, in advance of its Sundance Film Festival debut.

Directed by Oscar-nominated director Nathaniel Kahn, “The Price of Everything” examines the headaches associated with pricing art and the vagaries of a market based around subjective opinions of what is hot and valuable. It looks at collectors, dealers, auctioneers and artists in weaving together its cultural and commerical tapestry, and features interviews with the likes of Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Larry Poons.

The company has acquired U.S. TV rights to the film and will also open it in theaters in at least a dozen U.S. markets prior to its premiere on HBO. It debuts in Sundance on Jan. 19. Kahn previously worked with HBO on his 2004 documentary “My Architect” and his short “Two Hands.”

“I couldn’t think of a better home for the film than HBO
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Trevor Jackson & Jason Mitchell To Star In Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Remake From Director X; Future, Steven R. Shore To Produce

Trevor Jackson & Jason Mitchell To Star In Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Remake From Director X; Future, Steven R. Shore To Produce
Exclusive: Sony’s Superfly film is assembling a team aptly fit for its title. As Deadline previously reported, Director X is officially attached to direct the remake with Trevor Jackson confirmed to star as Youngblood Priest. In addition, Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell has signed on to co-star as Eddie, along with Lex Scott Davis as Georgia, Andrea Londo as Cynthia, Jacob Ming-Trent (Showtime's White Famous) as Fat Freddy, and Omar Chapparo as…
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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office
Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed impressively in its expansion with $1.4 million at 62 locations during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Phantom Thread” posted an impressive $22,984 per-screen average — by far the highest average on the domestic chart as Focus Features expanded the run from six screens. Focus plans to screen the film in more than 500 locations next weekend.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, has now grossed a total of $2.5 million. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character, a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion. His life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

“Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations,
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Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role

Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role
Dave Bautista was almost not in Blade Runner 2049 for a very strange reason — he was too young.

Bautista and director Denis Villeneuve recalled the story of how the 48-year-old actor almost missed out on the role of Sapper Morton on the Blade Runner 2049 blu-ray special features.

"The vulnerability that Dave brought to the character was essential for the movie to be a success," Villeneuve said of the importance of casting the right farmer replicant.

Bautista, known also for playing Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said the experience of playing Sapper was a first for him.

"This was something completely...
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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’

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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’
On Sunday, Mark Strong confirmed TheWrap’s reporting the he is playing the villain in “Shazam,” telling Contactmusic that “I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun.” Sivana will be Strong’s second time playing a DC Comics villain. The first was Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern,” a film Strong told Contactmusic he thought was “rather good.” However, the film’s disappointing box office led to the cancelation of planned sequels which would have featured Sinestro in a much larger role, “so I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world.” Strong added. Strong said...
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Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation

Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer has been accused of additional acts of sexual misconduct following an initial allegation from actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku posted a statement on Facebook alleging Kramer sexually assaulted her on the set of “True Lies” when she was 12 years old. Now stunt woman Laura Albert has told Deadline that Kramer was sexually inappropriate with her 15-year-old sister and her 16-year-old friend on the 1997 set of “Virus.”

“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
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‘Everything Sucks!’ Teaser Trailer Has Netflix Sending Us Back to 1996

Netflix has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming series Everything Sucks! The coming-of-age story follows two groups of high school misfits in 1996 Oregon, tracking teens from the A/V club and the Drama club. As you can see from the trailer, they’re going full 90s, not just with the choice of Everclear for the music, but also throwing in the “Pop-Up Video” style graphics that should be familiar to fans of the VH1 series, and showing all the ways things are different now than they were in the 90s. Netflix already scored one huge …
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Top Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society has announced its nominations for the 16th Annual Ves Awards, and Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes unsurprisingly came out on top. The two films scored seven nominations each, Despicable Me 3 for some reason topped the animated feature nominees with five, and Game of Thrones leads the TV field with 11 nominations overall. The nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature are Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi while …
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‘Phantom Thread’ Giveaway: Enter to Win a Prize Pack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Film

‘Phantom Thread’ Giveaway: Enter to Win a Prize Pack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Film
Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis have teamed up for one final film, and “Phantom Thread” has not disappointed. Filled with incredible performances from Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and breakout Vicky Krieps, “Phantom Thread” is a serious Oscar contender in multiple categories, including Best Original Score thanks to long-time PTA collaborator Jonny Greenwood.

If you haven’t been able to stop listening to the film’s gorgeous soundtrack, you’re in luck. Our friends at Focus Features have teamed up with IndieWire and have put together a prize pack which includes a copy of the “Phantom Thread” score, a House of Woodcock tote bag and “The Women of Woodcock” coffee table book.

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To celebrate the wide release of “Phantom Thread,” we’ve giving away two of these prize packs to two lucky winners based in the United States.
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Keira Knightley Doesn’t Do Modern Day Set Films Because “The Female Characters Nearly Always Get Raped”

While #MeToo and #TimesUp are handy bookmarks of sorts to follow these ongoing movements, the conversations are complex. The issues of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood (and other industries) are grown from a larger culture where women’s voices and stories simply aren’t heard. The movie business has long been plagued with the problem of creating quality leading roles for women, and it’s something that’s far from being solved in a meaningful way. If you want to maintain a working career as an actress, it might sometimes means taking on roles that are underwritten or filled with stock clichés.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, ‘Incredibles 2’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ and More New Photos From Disney’s 2018 Films

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a handful of new images from the studio’s slate of upcoming films, attaching new photos for films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more in a press release. Take a closer look at all of the new photos below. Here’s the complete batch of Disney movie photos. I’ll run through in detail below (click to […]

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Synopses Released

Disney has released their 2018 preview kit and much of what it contains won’t be new to movie fans who regularly peruse the internet. However, the two synopses provided for Solo: A Star Wars Story and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 are new and offer some insight into each movie’s story. You can […]

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The Collider Podcast: Episode 124 – Sundance 2018 Preview

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're looking ahead at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. We briefly discuss how Sundance compares to other film festivals before we each run down our most-anticipated movies of this year's fest. We finish up with a new installment of "Recently Watched." Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here for the previous episode ("2018 Preview"); and click here to find us on iTunes. And if you like the podcast, please leave us a positive review on iTunes along with your hottest movie take. We'll be sure …
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All 5 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Movies Will Be Set in Different Cities

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is about to get a whole lot bigger. While the original children’s fantasy franchise remained firmly in the close-knit magical community in Britain, its spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts, has made a concerted effort to move beyond the comfy confines of Hogwarts. First, the series went West, with the franchise setting foot on […]

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James L. Brooks To Receive WGA West’s Laurel Award For Screenwriting

James L. Brooks To Receive WGA West’s Laurel Award For Screenwriting
James L. Brooks, the three-time Oscar winner with writing credits including Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good As It Gets, and the Emmy-winning co-creator behind TV series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, will receive WGA West's 2018 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. The career film honor will be bestowed February 11 at the WGA Awards’ Los Angeles ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. "James L. Brooks looms large for writers in our business,&#8221…
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Aziz Ansari Sexual Misconduct Allegation Sparks Controversial Reactions From The New York Times and More

Aziz Ansari Sexual Misconduct Allegation Sparks Controversial Reactions From The New York Times and More
The sexual misconduct allegation against comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has resulted in controversial opinion pieces from The New York Times, The Atlantic, and more in which writers defend Ansari and call the specific claims against him “dangerous.” Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by an anonymous 23-year-old who wrote about a date she went on with the comedian that turned inappropriate when they got back to his apartment.

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“In a second, his hand was on my breast,” the woman wrote. “It was 30 minutes of me getting up and moving and him following and sticking his fingers down my throat again. It was really repetitive. It felt like a fucking game…most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points, I stopped moving my lips and turned cold.”

“He sat
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