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Ludacris To Star In Indie BMX Action Drama ‘Ride’

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Exclusive: Fast & Furious regular and rap star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has been tapped to star in BMX, an inspirational action drama based on the true story of BMX rider John Buultjens. Alex Ranarivelo (Running Wild, Praying For Rain) is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Hadeel Reda, Jean-Marie Sobeck and Jack Reher. Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar’s Esx Entertainment are producing in their latest collaboration with the director. Shane Graham (Boyhood) stars… »

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‘Moonlight’ Review: Moving Story Of Self-Discovery Should Resonate At Oscar Time

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Moonlight, a fall festival breakout, opened on just four screens in Los Angeles and New York over the weekend and immediately began challenging records for an independent film. As I say in my video review above, it is more than worthy of this kind of box office and critical acclaim. An intensely personal film from writer-director Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a moving and pertinent coming-of-age story of a young African American named Chiron, growing up in a tough South… »

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Ice Cube, ‘Hamilton’ Director Team on Live-Action ‘Oliver Twist’ for Disney

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Ice Cube, Marc Platt, and “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail are developing a contemporary movie musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.”

Cube will produce through his Cube Vision company and star as Fagin, the elderly leader of a gang of pickpockets in London. Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm is also producing.

Kail is in negotiations to direct. The movie will be set in present-day America and use a combination of musical styles. Cube and Kwatinetz are writing the treatment.

Platt is a prolific producer of movies and musicals, including awards season contender “La La Land,” Disney’s upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns,” Fox TV’s “Grease Live,” and the Broadway musical “Wicked.”

Kail directed “Grease Live!,” which starred Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, and helmed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musicals “In the Heights” and “Hamilton,” for which he won a Tony.

Dickens began publishing “Oliver Twist” in 1837 — a story of an orphan »

- Dave McNary

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Superhero Bits: X-Men Comics Return, Doctor Strange Diagnoses Avengers Injuries & More

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Which superheroes would Stan Lee most like to have dinner with? Why does author Jonathan Letham call the superhero movie arena “one of the least satisfying film genres” he’s encountered? How is X-Men making a big comeback to comic book shelves next year? Did Logan or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dominated social media […]

The post Superhero Bits: X-Men Comics Return, Doctor Strange Diagnoses Avengers Injuries & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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