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The Peeps Man Adam Rifkin on why sugary marshmallows are the next big movie opportunity

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Only in a world where Legos can be the subject of a hit movie and Transformers toys the centerpiece of a hit franchise, can we imagine a movie based on sugary marshmallow candies. But for better or worse, that is the film culture we live in now and writer/director Adam Rifkin is prepared to take advantage of it, announcing Tuesday night that he has optioned the rights to Just Born’s Peeps, that colorful sugary goodness that annually generates $2 billion in revenue, primarily around Easter time.

Rifkin, whose varied career includes script duty on family-friendly films like Small Soldiers »


- Nicole Sperling

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Capsule Movie Reviews (Apr. 23): 'A Promise' and four more

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A Promise

Not Rated, 1 Hr., 35 Mins.

Director Patrice Leconte seems to have cribbed from the Merchant Ivory playbook for a lukewarm tale of repressed desire set in 1912 Germany, where a young engineer (Richard Madden) comes between his sickly boss (Alan Rickman) and his wife (Rebecca Hall). It’s well made but drearily familiar, what with its stolen glances and pleas of “No, we mustn’t!” (Also available on VOD) B- —Chris Nashawaty

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Blue Ruin

R, 1 Hr., 32 Mins.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and the same can go for revenge movies. Looking more like a middle manager than Charles Bronson, »


- EW staff

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Jared Harris talks new horror movie 'The Quiet Ones'

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In the ’70s-set The Quiet Ones, Jared Harris (Mad Men) portrays a British professor determined to prove that there is a scientific explanation for the seemingly supernatural phenomena besetting a young woman, played by Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke. As The Quiet Ones, which opens this Friday, comes to us from the famously horror-obsessed U.K company Hammer, it does not spoil things too much to reveal that the prof’s plan goes wildly awry.

Below, Harris talks about The Quiet Ones — which co-stars Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Hunger Games franchise cast member Sam Claflin — and why your guess »


- Clark Collis

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Barbie is hitting the big screen in a live-action comedy from Sony

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Barbie is constantly being talked about. Whether it’s a debate about body image issues, human Barbie, or just another day at the toy store, the iconic toy is nothing if not recognizable. And now, Barbie will expand her enterprise when she takes over the big screen.

EW has confirmed that Sony Pictures has partnered with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation for a live-action comedy featuring Barbie. Sony considers this its next “big, global franchise” and plans for the project to go into production by the end of the year, according to a press release.

The live-action film will »


- Samantha Highfill

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'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants': Another sequel, 'Sisterhood Everlasting,' in development

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The recent Ya rush strikes again!

Alloy Entertainment is developing the final Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book, Sisterhood Everlasting, for a big-screen adaptation. This film will follow the 2005 original, as well as the 2008 sequel, both of which starred Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Amber Tamblyn. No word on whether the ladies will reprise their roles (reps didn’t immediately respond), but all four real-life friends have seemed open to the idea in the past. “The characters are all basically the ages that we are now,” America Ferrera told EW when we reunited the cast last fall. “I »


- Erin Strecker

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'Midnight Rider': After on-set death, William Hurt withdraws from film

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William Hurt has withdrawn from a bio-pic of southern rocker Gregg Allman that has been targeted with a boycott by Hollywood crew workers following the death of a camera assistant in February, his representatives tell EW.

“The show must go on” is a maxim that has been around for as long as there have been shows – a rallying call for casts and crews who lose someone in the midst of a production. But the opposite call to action – “The show must stop” — is being directed at Midnight Rider.

Camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, was killed and six others were injured on Feb. »


- Anthony Breznican

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'Jurassic World': See the first images from the set of next summer's dinosaur flick -- Exclusive

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On April 14, filming began on Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise (due June 12, 2015), and EW has already scored the very first photos from the secretive set in Hawaii. Details on World — which stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and is exec-produced by Steven Spielberg — are scarce, but director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) promises plenty of paleontological action. “Yesterday I was under a construction crane with Chris Pratt, covered with dirt, eyeballing the exact height of the dinosaur trying to kill him,” he says. “We both cracked up laughing. Sometimes »


- Tim Stack

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Hopeful Y.A. franchise 'Seeker' gets screenwriter

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Throw a teenage girl into a dystopian adventure and Hollywood will come calling — in this case, even before the book is officially published.

Hollywood already has adaptations of Daughter Of Smoke And Bone and The Fifth Wave in the works, and today Sony confirmed they have hired a screenwriter, Callie Kloves, for Seeker, an upcoming sci-fi/adventure tale based on a book by Arwen Elys Dayton that hasn’t even been published yet. (It’s expected to be released in 2015.)

A rep for Sony confirmed to EW that Seeker follows a young girl named Quin Kincaid who has “been put »


- Erin Strecker

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Fox rebooting 'Flash Gordon with 'Star Trek 3' writers

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Eighty years ago, polo-playing Yalie Flash Gordon first appeared in his own comic strip in newspapers throughout the country. No one under the age of 20 understands half the words in that sentence, yet Flash Gordon endures. Originally created by Alex Raymond as a ’30s-era pulp hero, the character inspired the retroactively beloved 1980 film and, more recently, a shortlived sci-fi series. The strip itself ran through the mid-’00s (you can get a closer look at it here) — and he could be staging a return trip to the big screen: EW has confirmed the news, originally uncovered by The Hollywood Reporter, »


- Darren Franich

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Miramax and AOL team up for online streaming service

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Acclaimed Miramax movies, such as The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, and Scream, are among those that might be streamed free as part of a new venture with AOL Inc, the companies announced today.

Miramax will have its own channel on The AOL On Network, which will be available online and other mobile and connected devices. “Creating an ad-supported Miramax-branded channel on the popular AOL On Network is an exciting step as we remain committed to reaching Miramax fans through new and innovative platforms,” said Beth Minehart of Miramax in a statement. “We are delighted to partner with AOL on this digital offering, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' lawsuit suffers setback

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A U.S. District Count judge in California dealt a blow to Quentin Tarantino’s case against Gawker for promoting a leaked online copy of his script for The Hateful Eight. The Honorable John F. Walter ruled on April 22 that Tarantino “has failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement by a third party or facts that would demonstrate either caused, induced, or materially contributed to the alleged direct infringement of those third party infringers.”

Tarantino had planned to make The Hateful Eight his next film, but the director angrily vowed to abandon the project after a script leaked online in January. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Casting Net: Jessica Chastian rumored to star as Marilyn Monroe in 'Blonde'; Plus, Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette, more

22 April 2014 5:31 PM, PDT

• Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming film Blonde. Helmed by Killing Them Softly director Andrew Dominik and produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Blonde is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates which reimagines the life of Norma Jeane Baker, the woman who would later go on to become Marilyn Monroe. When EW reached out for comment, Chastian’s agent would not confirm her involvement in the upcoming film. [The Wrap]

Rachel Weisz (The Lobster) and Toni Collette (Tammy) are set to star in Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke »


- Pamela Gocobachi

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'Foxcatcher' pins down November release date

22 April 2014 1:27 PM, PDT

Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller’s drama about disturbed multimillionaire John du Pont and his ill-fated relationship with Olympic-wrestling brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, will open in theaters Nov. 14. The film, which originally was slated for a 2013 release, will premiere at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.

Steve Carell plays Du Pont, an heir to the family’s huge chemical fortune who established an elite training facility for Olympian wrestlers at his Foxcatcher Farm in Delaware. Two of the wrestlers that became close to du Pont were Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and his younger brother Mark (Channing Tatum), who’d both won »


- Jeff Labrecque

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'Star Wars VII' casting 'almost complete' as principal photography nears

22 April 2014 12:17 PM, PDT

Our view of the coming Star Wars cast is getting better: instead of a big dark blur, we see a big bright blur.

Although pretty much every breathing actor or actress in Hollywood has been rumored for a role in the new trilogy of Star Wars films, Disney studio boss Alan Horn says they are finally getting close to revealing who will be populating that far, far away galaxy.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios teased and tantalized without saying a whole lot: Casting, he said, is “almost complete. We’re not prepared to announce it yet, »


- Anthony Breznican

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Casting Net: Leonardo DiCaprio wanted for Steve Jobs biopic; Plus, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reunion?

21 April 2014 5:07 PM, PDT

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) is being eyed to play Steve Jobs in the Sony Pictures biopic of the late Apple co-founder, which will now be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionnaire). The script by Aaron Sorkin was originally intended to be directed by David Fincher, Sorkin’s collaborator from The Social Network, with Christian Bale in talks to star. Scott Rudin will produce. [THR]

Tom Hanks may reunite with his Saving Private Ryan director Steven Spielberg for an untitled Cold War thriller for Dreamworks. Hanks would play James Donovan, an American lawyer hired by the CIA »


- Jake Perlman

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Bryan Singer's accuser names three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits

21 April 2014 4:33 PM, PDT

Michael F. Egan, the 31-year old plaintiff who sued Bryan Singer last week for sexual abuse for events that occurred when he was 15, came forward again Monday to file similar charges against three additional men: former president of BBC Worldwide America Garth Ancier, former president of Disney TV David Neuman, and Gary Goddard, a designer who created theme park attractions for Universal Studios.

None of the new defendants have yet responded to the suit.

Egan’s lawyer Jeff Herman presented the claims Monday during a press conference held in Beverly Hills. He was seated alongside Egan and Egan’s mother, »


- Nicole Sperling

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Eric Roberts talks 'Human Centipede 3': 'It's Really horrible'

21 April 2014 3:23 PM, PDT

Eric Roberts and his spouse Eliza Roberts were guests on Monday’s episode of Entertainment Weirdly on EW’s Sirius Xm channel to discuss their episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, which airs Tuesday. But we couldn’t let the Dark Knight star and onetime Oscar nominee leave without asking him about his upcoming film Human Centipede 3, the third entry of the notorious horror franchise in which people are attached together to form the grotesque titular creature.

Well, we could have let him leave without asking about it. We just didn’t.

“It was far out,” said Roberts. “We have a »


- Clark Collis

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'Fast & Furious 7': Vin Diesel posts photo with Paul Walker's brothers

21 April 2014 2:34 PM, PDT

Universal officially announced last week that Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody would be joining the production of next year’s Fast & Furious 7, helping the production complete their brother’s role in the franchise. Walker’s longtime co-star Vin Diesel just posted an image of himself alongside Walker’s brothers, confirming the family resemblance. (One of the Walker Bros. is even wearing a perfect Brian O’Conner slightly-too-large gray T-shirt.)

Diesel included a very nice message with the picture, so here’s your afternoon cry session: »


- Darren Franich

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'Chef': Jon Favreau shows his son how to cook (and lie to his mother) -- Exclusive Video

21 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT

Come hungry, leave happy.

That’s probably the feeling you’ll have after seeing Chef, the new movie from writer/director Jon Favreau. It premiered at last month’s SXSW festival in Austin, and EW has an exclusive clip of the food lover’s film.

Favreau stars as Carl, who quits his job as a chef at a top Los Angeles restaurant and decides to open a food truck in Miami to stir up his creative juices, sauces, and more! The cast includes Sofia Vergara as Favreau’s ex-wife and John Leguizamo as his friend who both helps out in »


- Jake Perlman

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Oscars: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron returning to produce 2015 show

21 April 2014 11:02 AM, PDT

It’s an Oscar hat trick for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron!

The powerful producing duo will produce the Oscars for the third time next year, the Academy announced Monday. This year’s show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres attracted the biggest ratings for any entertainment telecast in the last 10 years and generated the most-talked about (and retweeted) selfie ever.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership. »


- Jake Perlman

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