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Sundance Women’s March: Connie Britton, Aisha Tyler & Maria Bello Among Speakers

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More details are emerging for the Chelsea Handler-organized Women’s March on Main, an event Saturday in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival coinciding with post-inauguration marches being held nationwide including the March on Washington. On the list of speakers for the event, which will start at 9 Am local time at 220 Main St.: Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Mary McCormack, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt, Benjamin Bratt, Laurie David, Jessica Williams, Maria Bello and… »


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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Producer “Horrified” Seeing Video Of Dog Almost Drowning On Set; PETA Calls For Boycott Of Film

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Gavin Polone, the producer of A Dog’s Purpose who is also an animal rights activist and has actually written publicly about making sure animals are treated properly in the entertainment field, told Deadline today that he was “horrified” about what happened in a second unit shoot on the set of his upcoming Universal film. PETA is asking moviegoers to boycott A Dog’s Purpose (read its statement below) after video emerged on TMZ from the set of the film that clearly shows a… »


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Fox & DeVon Franklin Set Miracle Tale ‘The Impossible’

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Exclusive: 2oth Century Fox and Miracles From Heaven producer DeVon Franklin have preemptively acquired The Impossible, a book proposal by Joyce Smith that tells the inspiring true story of John Smith. When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth’s mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came… »


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Fox Promotes Salil Mehta To Head Up Newly-Created Gaming & Vr Division

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20th Century Fox is streamlining the overseeing of its video gaming, location-based entertainment, virtual and augmented reality productions through the newly-created FoxNext, and has named Salil Mehta as President of the new division, effective immediately. Mehta joined Fox in 2013 and most recently served as President, Content Management for Twentieth Century Fox Film. In his new role, he’ll report jointly to Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, and… »


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‘The Affair’s Ruth Wilson On ‘Hedda Gabler,’ Thinking Big & How “Hollywood Is No Longer The Top”: Q&A

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As Alison in Showtime's The Affair, currently running through its third season, Ruth Wilson is creating the kind of character most actors must dream of. With the story told from the subjective perspectives of multiple characters, Alison can turn on a dime. Sometimes confident, sometimes not. Sometimes together, sometimes broken. The show rightly won Wilson a Golden Globe in its first season, and she can add The Affair to a body of work that has developed over the past 10… »


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Dave Franco Inks With Wme

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Dave Franco, known for films including the Neighbors and Now You See Me franchises, has signed with Wme for representation, moving from CAA. Franco has been busy, having recently wrapped the Netflix drama 6 Balloons, Warner Bros’ animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie and Good Universe’s The Masterpiece, in which he appears alongside brother James Franco. He also co-starred opposite Alison Brie, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon in Jeff Baena’s The… »


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Wme Signs ‘Alexander And The Terrible’ Actor Ed Oxenbould; Magnet Management Adds Morgan Murphy

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Ed Oxenbould, who starred in Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has inked with Wme for representation, moving from ICM Partners. Oxenbould co-stars in Paul Dano's feature directorial debut Wildlife, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. Other film credits for the Australian-born actor include M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and Safe Neighborhood. He continues to be repped by Australia's Sophie Jermyn Management and Industry… »


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Hot Auction Going For Janis Joplin Pic With Michelle Williams

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Exclusive: Not all the indie films coveted by buyers are in Sundance. A spirited auction is going on right now for Janis, a package for the long-awaited film about iconic ’60s singer Janis Joplin. Martha Marcy May Marlene helmer Sean Durkin is directing, and Manchester By The Sea star Michelle Williams is now firmly set to play the singer. From what I hear, Amazon is squarely in the mix and hopes to stay in business with Williams as its Sundance 2016 acquisition Manchester… »


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Sony Pictures Animation Details Upcoming Slate, Including Julia Roberts’ ‘Smurfs’ Role

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This morning on the Sony lot, Sony Pictures Animation previewed their upcoming slate of films, including The Emoji Movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, and The Star, all of which will bow in 2017. Among the future releases discussed moving beyond 2017 were Hotel Transylvania 3, with Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and director Genndy Tartakovsky set to return; Untitled Animated Super-Man, a standalone Spider-Man film featuring the character Miles Morales, a mixed-race teenager who… »


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‘Soldado’ Cast ‘Teen Wolf’ Actor Ian Bohen; Laurence Mason Boards ‘LAbyrinth’

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Ian Bohen, who currently recurs as Peter Hale in MTV’s Teen Wolf, has been cast in Soldado, the Stefano Sollima-directed sequel to 2015’s Sicario starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Taylor Sheridan penned the script for this second installment from Lionsgate and Black Label Media. In the crime thriller, Bohen will play Carson Wright, a former Marine sniper and an employee of Halliburton, who has an explosive encounter with Matt's (Brolin) crew. Thunder Road's Basil… »


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Adam McKay, Emory Cohen Board Corruption Drama ‘Crook County’

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Exclusive: Oscar-winning The Big Short director/co-writer Adam McKay has become executive producer on Crook County, a Black List script by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly that they will direct, based on the true story of the biggest undercover corruption bust in American history. Treehouse Pictures will fully finance. McKay’s antennae is clearly up on the collision of politics, commerce and corruption. He is directing the film about Dick Cheney, who became the most powerful… »


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New Line Posts Up ‘Boston College Fix’; Seth Gordon To Direct Robert Carlock Script

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Exclusive: New Line Cinema has acquired Boston College Fix, a pitch about the true story of the Boston College point-shaving scandal, where infamous mob figures infiltrated its basketball team to fix games during the late 1970s. Chief among the mobsters were the guys played by Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta in Goodfellas. Seth Gordon will direct the film, which Robert Carlock will write. RatPac Entertainment, Exhibit A Entertainment and Steel Titan Productions are… »


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Oscars: Deadline’s Pete Hammond & Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil Predict Final Best Picture Nominees In Latest Smackdown (Watch)

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With Oscar nominations just a few days away (Tuesday at 5:18 Am, to be exact), Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go at it again, trying to determine exactly how it will all fall into place in the hotly contested Best Picture race this year. Is La La Land invincible, or can crowd favorites Hidden Figures and Lion ride a last-minute surge and steal the momentum? Will critics’ love for Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea become a major factor outside the acting and writing… »


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A+ Voice Cast Shines For Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Star’

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An A-list voice cast is lending talents to Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star. Executive produced by DeVon Franklin, who is known for the faith-based films Heaven Is For Real and Miracles From Heaven along with Lisa and Brian Henson, The Star now has its own stars saddling up on the film: Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Moran, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Clarkson, Gabriel Iglesias, Ving Rhames and Gina Rodriguez, as well as Steven Yeun who plays the… »


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Sony’s Untitled ‘Spider-Man’ Animated Film To Feature Miles Morales As Lead Character

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Sony has announced that its upcoming animated Spider-Man film will focus on Miles Morales and not on Peter Parker. The announcement, made by Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson this morning, confirms months of speculation and rumor about the feature. Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli in 2011 as part of Marvel Comics’ “Ultimate” line of titles, which drew influence from, but had a separate continuity from the… »


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Margot Robbie’s ‘I, Tonya’ Adds Julianne Nicholson

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August: Osage County actress Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast of I, Tonya, the biopic starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding along with Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney and Paul Walter Hauser. Filming commenced today in Atlanta on the Craig Gillespie-directed film that centers on Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and funny story-behind-the-story of the most infamous tabloid scandals… »


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Alibaba’s Jack Ma On Hollywood Ambition & Donald Trump: “Give Him Time, He’s Listening” – Davos

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's executive chairman Jack Ma said the company's ambitions to link up with Hollywood remain strong and also urged people to give President-Elect Donald Trump "some time” because “he’s listening.” Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, the Chinese billionaire said Alibaba had a debate five years ago about what Chinese people want. "Happiness and health," he said. "We believe the movie industry brings… »


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Adam Brody & Sophie Nelisse Find ‘The Kid Detective’ For Brightlight And Myriad Pictures

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Adam Brody and The Book Thief‘s Sophie Nelisse are aboard to help develop and star in Evan Morgan's The Kid Detective from Brightlight Pictures and Myriad Pictures. They are eyeing a 2017 production start. Written and directed by Morgan, the feature is described as “a darkly satirical murder mystery based on the demoralization of a wholesome American icon. A once-celebrated kid detective (Brody), now 29, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and… »


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‘The Belko Experiment’ Trailer: A Chilling Message From Subhuman Resources

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“All employees, lend me you full attention,” the soulless voice says. “There are currently 80 of you in the building. In two hours, we want 30 of you dead. If 30 of you are not dead, we will end 60 of your lives ourselves.” And you thought you were having a crummy day at the office. Here’s a new trailer for The Belko Experiment, a chilling killed-or-be-killed film from Orion Pictures written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn. A company’s high-rise… »


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Party Time Deja Vu For Big Agencies At Sundance

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Al Gore will be having a shindig for his An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power on the opening night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, but like last year the big agencies are keeping their party powder dry. Once again, UTA and CAA will be not be holding big parties at the Robert Redford-founded fest that begins tomorrow. Starting on Friday, Wme | Img will be holding court again at its lodge, which is on Park City's Main Street this year. While no party this year, CAA… »


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