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‘Apostle Paul’ Sainted By Warner Bros. With Hugh Jackman

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Exclusive: A new faith-based project with A-list stars involved is coming now from Warner Bros. The project, Apostle Paul, is being developed at the studio for Hugh Jackman to star in the role as the Jewish man of God (also known as Saul of Tarsus) who crossed over to speak to the Romans and preach the word. Jackman would produce, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck under their Pearl Street banner. A screenplay is currently being penned by Matt Cook (Triple Nine, By Way… »


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Update: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy In Play After UTA Lands 5 Major CAA Comedy Agents

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Updated Write-through With New Details: The exit of the braintrust of CAA’s comedy department to UTA is not only the most seismic mass movement from one agency to another in recent memory, it has put some of the biggest Hollywood stars in play and possibly on the move. While at CAA, the agents who joined UTA this morning repped clients that include Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy and many other big names. While many agents have left or have been eased out of… »


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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer: Tom Hardy In High Gear Across The Wasteland

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Here is the first full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller's reboot of his classic postapocalyptic franchise. Tom Hardy stars as "Mad" Max Rockatansky — and gets a bit more screen/voice-over time in this look compared to the previous tastes we’ve gotten from Comic-Con last year and more recently a teaser in December. The Warner Bros and Village Roadshow actioner last week secured an out-of-competition berth at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen on… »


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Stephen Dorff Will Put On ‘Leatherface’ For Millennium’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prequel

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Exclusive: Stephen Dorff is taking the lead role of Hartman in the Millenniums Films’ Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface. The film centers around a violent teen who one day will become Leatherface.  He escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge. Leatherface was written by Seth M. Sherwood and will be directed by… »


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Broadway Will Dim Lights In Memory Of Director Gene Saks

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Updated, March 31: Broadway will dim its lights for one minute on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:45 P.M., in memory of Gene Saks, the film and Broadway director who died on Saturday at 93. Updated, Sunday noon with more information throughout. Gene Saks, an actor-turned-director whose long kinship with Neil Simon led to the film versions of two of the most successful comedies of their time, Barefoot In The Park (1967) and The Odd Couple, and whose screen performances include… »


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Bleecker Street Sets Amazon Deal

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Amazon and Bleecker Street have struck a multi-year content licensing agreement that will see the Prime Instant Video service be the exclusive subscription home for Bleecker Street theatrical releases that starts with the Al Pacino-starrer Danny Collins, and the upcoming Tobey Maguire-starrer Pawn Sacrifice. Future titles that will hit the service include the Blythe Danner Sundance acquisition I’ll See You In My Dreams; the Viggo Mortensen-starrer Captain Fantastic; and Tr… »


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Knopf Unveils ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’, Next Installment Of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

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Alfred A. Knopf editor in chief Sonny Mehta today unveiled title and cover photo of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the fourth installment of Stieg Larsson’s bold Millennium saga that launched the dark heroine Lisbeth Salander and sold 80 million books in a three-novel series that began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Now, this is the first novel done after Larsson died, and it does not include the partial manuscript for a fourth book that the author’s partner, Eva… »


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Rachel Weisz In Talks To Star Opposite Colin Firth In Donald Crowhurst Biopic

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Exclusive: Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans) is in talks to star opposite Colin Firth in director James Marsh’s untitled Donald Crowhurst biopic. The story is based on the true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first round of the World Yacht Race in 1968. The film is produced by Blueprint PicturesPete Czernin and Graham Broadbent with Scott Z. Burns, who wrote the script. Also on board as producers are Nicolas Mauvernay and… »


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Cannes In Focus On Femme Filmmakers; BAFTA Seeks Comedy Scripts: Global Briefs

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The Cannes Film Festival is partnering with luxury and sport brand group Kering to launch the first Women in Motion program at this year's event in May. The aim is to "celebrate the talent of women in cinema and encourage reflection on their contribution to and role in the film industry," Kering said. The partners will also launch two special awards from 2016, one recognizing a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema, and the other celebrating a young… »

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‘Cinderella’ Counts $337.3M At Global Ball; ‘Insurgent’ Secures $178.2M Worldwide – Int’l B.O. Update

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Update, 8:15 Pm Monday: DreamWorks Animation’s Home and Disney’s Cinderella both pulled in better than projected grosses from their overseas markets this past weekend, with Home tipping its worldwide take just past $100M. Despite better-than-expected numbers on its domestic frame, Wall Street continues to be wary of endorsing DreamWorks Animation stock given that the company’s box office numbers have not been in line with analysts’ expectations — and, despite the street’s… »


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Want Full California Tax Credit? Bill Says Keep The Music Scoring Local

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A bill introduced in the California Assembly seeks to change the state's pending $330 million film incentives program by requiring that more of a film project's music scoring be performed in California to qualify for the full amount of the rebates being offered. Assembly Bill 1199 is being applauded by Musicians Local 47, but it remains to be seen if it has the backing of the MPAA or by state and local politicians, who might see it as a disincentive to film here. An MPAA… »

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Paramount Whistleblower: Emails Reveal Studio Officials Tried To “Freak Her Out”

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Exclusive: The Paramount Pictures whistleblower who accused the studio's longtime labor relations chief of embezzling union funds claims that the studio engaged in a "cover-up" and then terminated her in retaliation for reporting him. The studio denies it, but internal Paramount emails reveal that shortly after she blew the whistle, Paramount officials devised a plan to "try to freak her out," apparently in the hope that she'd accept a severance package and leave the… »


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‘Woman In Gold’ Review: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds A Great Pair In Remarkable Story

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It may have had a bumpy start with certain cranky critics at Berlin, but as I say in my video review above, Woman In Gold is very fine indeed, a triumph of storytelling and a compelling real-life tale likely to have smart, grownup audiences cheering. And though the film debuts April 1, that’s No April Fool’s joke. The story begins in 1998 with Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who fled her native Vienna 60 years earlier to avoid Nazi persecution just… »


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Sony Taps Nielsen Nrg Exec For Film Research Role

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Sony Pictures has named John Restall as Evp Domestic Marketing Research. The lawyer by training had been Svp Client Consulting at Nielsen Nrg, where he was the lead account representative for several studio clients overseeing design, analysis and management of ad testing, tracking, screenings, positioning studies, brand studies, exit polls, and focus groups. In his new role, he will oversee domestic theatrical market research efforts for the studio's marketing department… »

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Colin Trevorrow’s Next Page? Helming ‘Book Of Henry’ For Ske

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Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has set up his next move after that dinosaur tentpole’s June 12 premiere. The helmer has signed on with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to direct Book Of Henry, based on an original screenplay by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. Ske will finance and co-produce the pic with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce with Double Nickel's Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Ske's Carla Hacken and Jim Tauber are executive producers. The plot… »


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Emily Blunt Takes Bite Of ‘Animal Crackers'; ‘Neon Demon’ Cast Is Set – Film Briefs

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Emily Blunt is joining the Blue Dream Studios animated feature Animal Crackers, whose voice cast includes John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen. Blunt and Krasinski will play Zoe and Owen Huntington, a couple who inherits a run-down circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that magically turns anyone who eats them into an animal. Originally, Kaley Cuoco was attached to provide the voiceover of the wife in the film, however, scheduling got… »


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Sony Taps Jay Basu To Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’

30 March 2015 1:24 PM, PDT

Exclusive: In-demand Brit writer Jay Basu has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of fanboy favorite video game Metal Gear Solid. The project is produced by Avi and Ari Arad and is being steered by production president Michael De Luca. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is attached to direct. Created by Hideo Kojima, the game was first launched on PlayStation in 1998 and follows the fortunes of Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a… »


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Warner Bros Renews Redbox Distribution Deal With 28-Day Delay

30 March 2015 12:10 PM, PDT

Redbox customers once again will have to wait about a month to see Warner Bros home video releases. Following a three-month period without a distribution deal, the kiosk company and studio said today that they’ve agreed to a two-year renewal of a previous arrangement that enables Redbox to rent Warner DVDs and Blu-ray discs 28 days after they’re released. Since previous pact expired at the end of 2014, Redbox has acquired Warner Bros releases through third parties — which… »

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Weinstein Company Wins 8-Figure U.S. Rights Auction For Matthew McConaughey Starrer ‘Gold’

30 March 2015 10:44 AM, PDT

Exclusive: The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. rights to Gold, the Stephen Gaghan-directed film that will star Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez. The deal is in the vicinity of a $15 million minimum guarantee and a P&A guarantee north of $20 million to properly market a release on at least 2500 screens. That is one of the biggest commitments of it kind for a picture package that is ready to go into production. CAA brokered the deal in a hot and heavy auction, and… »


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Paramount Beats Class Action Lawsuit Over Credit Checks For Job Applicants

30 March 2015 6:43 AM, PDT

Just under three months after Michael Peikoff first went after the Viacom-owned studio in federal court for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the case is over. Judge Vince Chhabria ruled last week that while Paramount Pictures may have not been totally upfront in its intention to run credit report checks on potential employment seekers like Peikoff, it didn't disregard federal law requirements. "Accordingly, the motion to dismiss is granted," the U.S. District… »


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