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‘Akira’ Back? ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Helmer Taika Waititi In Talks

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Exclusive:  Akira is revving back up, with Warner Bros negotiating with Taika Waititi, the New Zealand-born director and actor who helmed Thor: Ragnarok. Pic is  a live action version of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's 6-volume graphic novel. The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. Mad Chance’s Lazar is producing with Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson. The picture has… »


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‘Cook Off!’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Comedy Reheated Ten Years Later

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Before Melissa McCarthy picked up an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids and became a box office star — and way before she won an Emmy for going full Spicey — she was in the cast of the ensemble comedy Cook Off, which bowed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. Since then, Lionsgate Premiere picked it up, and now has launched a trailer ahead of a November 17 limited theatrical release and VOD bow. McCarthy stars with future fellow Bridesmaid Wendi McLendon-Covey (who… »


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Michael Wright Exiting As Amblin Partners CEO; Steven Spielberg Takes Reins

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Michael Wright is stepping down as CEO of Amblin Partners to become an executive producer on two films at the company. Amblin chairman Steven Spielberg will take on the chief exec title. This news just broke. Jeff Small remains president and co-ceo, and with Spielberg will oversee operations. President of production Holly Bario, and Amblin TV co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, all continue in their current roles, the company says. Wright, the onetime head of… »


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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Biz Managers Add Actor’s Friends & Family To Expenses Suit

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The bitter multi-million dollar legal battle between Johnny Depp and his former business managers at The Management Group over the Pirates Of The Caribbean star's finances has just gotten a lot bigger and personal – literally. "In his attempt to avoid paying his debts to Tmg, Depp is knowingly throwing his closest family, friends and employees under the bus by falsely alleging that they took millions of dollars in unauthorized payments from him," a blunt amended complaint… »


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Jon Gonda Moves To Paramount From Warner Bros

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Exclusive: Paramount continues to remake its production executive ranks. The studio has just hired Jon Gonda, a Warner Bros executive who’ll move over to Paramount as vice president of production under prexy Liz Raposo. At Warner Bros, he worked on Lego Batman, The Accountant, War Dogs and upcoming Crazy Rich Asians. Gonda also co-spearheaded with Julia Spiro the development of the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop, a studio initiative to promote diversity… »


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Scott Rudin Productions Lands Alice McDermott Novel ‘The Ninth Hour’

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Exclusive: Scott Rudin Productions has acquired The Ninth Hour, the novel by National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott. The book was published today by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and has received spectacular reviews. Rudin and Eli Bush will produce the film. The deal was made by Geoffrey Sanford of The Sanford Ehrlich Company and Sarah Burnes of The Gernert Company. The novel is a multi-generational story steeped in the Irish Catholic faith and set in the early… »


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Adam Bartley Joins Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Film; Elaine Hendrix Cast In ‘Burying Yasmeen’ Indie

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Longmire actor Adam Bartley is set to play Republican political commentator Frank Lutz in the Adam McKay-written and -directed Dick Cheney biopic about his rise to becoming the most powerful Vice President in history. From Annapurna, Plan B and Gary Sanchez Productions, the film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams and Bill Pullman. Brad Pitt and Dede Garner are producing alongside McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. Bartley currently co-stars in the Netflix… »


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Israeli Drama ‘Foxtrot’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics As Pic Wins 8 Ophir Awards

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Exclusive: Foxtrot, the Samuel Maoz-directed Israeli film that won Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and was one of the most buzzed about films in Toronto, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Spc bought North American rights, just before the film today won eight Ophir Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Maoz. That launches the film as Israel’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Feature. The film by the Lebanon director covers… »


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Killer Of Fox Executive Gavin Smith Gets Max Sentence

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John Lenzie Creech, the man convicted of killing 20th Century Fox film distribution executive Gavin Smith, was sentenced today the maximum of 11 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. It brings to a close the saga of Smith, who was killed in May 2012, with his body found 2 1/2 years later in the Angeles National Forest. Creech was convicted in July after the L.A. District attorney sought first- or second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors said he killed Smith in the… »


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Adg Awards: Art Directors To Induct Ken Adam & Tyrus Wong Into Hall Of Fame

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The Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 is set. Sir Ken Adam, the Oscar-winning production designer behind Dr. Strangelove and the James Bond franchise, and Bambi illustrator and longtime Warner Bros veteran Tyrus Wong will be inducted during the 22nd annual Adg Awards on January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Â"There are few exceptionally gifted artists who are capable of inspiring all of us through their command of imagination,… »


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Bron Studios Secures Revolving $50M Credit Line From Comerica Bank

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Bron Studios, the Vancouver-based production company headed by Aaron L. Gilbert, has just announced it has secured a $50 million revolving credit line with Comerica Bank. The credit line, Bron said, will go to help it manage its burgeoning slate of productions. This is the company that was behind Jason Reitman's Tully (Focus), Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner (Roadside), Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated Fences (Paramount) and Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation (Fox… »


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Will Paramount Replace Chinese Slate Partner With U.S. $$$? Dallas-Based Investors Circling

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Updated, 10:25 Am: We hear the guy behind these talks is Dallas-based billionaire Tom Dundon, who made all his money in the subprime market. He was considered to be a possible back-pocket fix at Sony. One of the LStar funds was part of the Dundon funds and was run by Sam Loughlin, who did not get along with the Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group Tom Rothman. Once Loughlin was out of the mix (he stepped out of Lone Star Funds in July), it was… »


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‘Fall In Love’: Will This Virtual Reality Program Make You Fall In Love?

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Tool of North America, Mark Zuckerberg-owned Oculus and director Kevin Cornish today are launching an experiential virtual reality effort, Fall in Love Vr, which was inspired by The New York Times‘ article “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love” and Arthur Aron’s study entitled "The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness.” Fall in Love Vr was shortlisted for a Cannes Innovation Lion at this year's festival. So what’s it all about? Fall in Love uses Vr in a way to… »


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Oscars: France Enters Robin Campillo’s ‘Bpm’ In Foreign Language Race

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France has selected Robin Campillo's Bpm (120 Battements Par Minute) as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The selection committee had whittled the final shortlist down to three titles and today announced that the AIDS-activist drama would be the entry. The "ambitious, engaged" film won the Grand Prize in Cannes. Morocco-born French filmmaker Campillo scored that win with his first appearance in the Cannes competition as director. He wrote and… »


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CAA Signs Tiff Rising Star Jessie Buckley; Primary Wave Signs ‘Human Traces’ Vinnie Bennett

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Exclusive: Two young stars have just been signed out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Jessie Buckley, who stars in the film Beast which just premiered at Tiff and was among those named by the festival as one of the rising stars, has signed with CAA. Meanwhile, Primary Wave Entertainment has signed up-and-comer Vinnie Bennett, who stars in the Nic Gorman-directed psychological thriller Human Traces, which also just had its North American premiere in… »


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David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Mad To Be Normal’ Headed To Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and newly minted Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic written and directed by Robert Mullan had its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in February, and a winter 2018 theatrical release is being eyed. The Scotland-born Laing rose to fame for his treatment of people diagnosed as “mad,” performing various daring experiments on… »


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‘Star Wars’ Will Receive Promotional Help From Tie-Ins With Six Major Brands

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Six major brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio hope to feel The Force in December when Disney releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The companies plus fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker Royal Philips plan “an extensive global promotional campaign” to support the movie, Disney’s Lucasfilm says today. They will include “specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs” to “complement the overall marketing campaign.&#8221… »


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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review: Suave British Spies Are Back & The Wacko Formula Still Works For Fans

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In 2015 director Matthew Vaughn with the help of longtime screenwriting partner Jane Goldman turned the movie spy conceit on its head with the twisty and welcomely frenetic Kingsman: The Secret Service. It became an instant smash, grossing more than $400 million worldwide and creating a star in the making with Taron Egerton. He plays Eggsy, the London street tough who transformed into a super spy after being recruited into the British spy organization called Kingsman who… »


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‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Are Rivals-Turned-Partners

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Morgan Freeman is Duke Diver, the resident manager of a resort community. He’s also “the resident champion of everything” at the place. And that includes makin’ time with the ladies. Then, suddenly, “there’s new food on the buffet” in the form of Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) — a charming military vet and “citizen of the world” who shakes things up at Villa Capri. But he’s not the only one rattling cages: Enter Suzie (Rene Russo). They compete at poker, golf, ping-pong and for… »


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Zak Olkewicz To Adapt ‘Time Salvager’ For Paramount

18 September 2017 3:44 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Zak Olkewicz has been tapped to adapt the Wesley Chu sci fi novel Time Salvager for Paramount. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing. Olkewicz is currently adapting the R.L. Stine novel series Fear Street for Fox and Chernin Entertainment, with Leigh Janiak just coming on board to direct. Also at Fox, Olkewicz’s adaptation of the graphic novel Malignant got Stranger Things helmer director Becca Thomas to come aboard with James Wan and Boom… »


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