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Kevin Spacey To Play Gore Vidal In Netflix Biopic

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Kevin Spacey is set to play celebrated American writer Gore Vidal in an upcoming Netflix original biopic titled Gore. Michael Hoffman, who directed 2009's The Last Station starring Helen Mirren and James McAvoy, will direct the 1980s-set film with UK producer Andy Paterson (The Railway Man, Girl With A Pearl Earring) producing. The film is shooting in Italy. Vidal had a love affair with Italy, spending large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the… »


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‘Rebel In The Rye’ Trailer: Holden Caulfield Gets His Bookish Moment

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As literary declarations go, “Holden Caulfield deserves an entire book” sounds like one of the safer bets, but as this trailer for IFC Films’ upcoming Rebel in the Rye suggests, the sentiment wasn’t exactly a universal one when the young, untried author J.D. Salinger began his road to a masterpiece. Rebel in the Rye, directed by Danny Strong and starring Nicholas Hoult as Salinger, chronicles The Catcher in the Rye author’s literary beginnings and the inspirations behind… »


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Jenny Slate Dials Up ‘Landline’; Music Box Calls ‘The Midwife’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures' Landline with Jenny Slate, Edie Falco and John Turturro is one of the Specialty titles going out this weekend against big tickets like Dunkirk and Girls Trip. Music Box Films' The Midwife starring Catherine Deneuve opens stateside following a successful run in France, and Oscilloscope's documentary Santoalla, about a strange disappearance in rural Spain, and Shudder thriller Kuso, the directorial debut of DJ, producer and rapper Flying… »


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Comic-Con: Noah Hawley Developing ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie For Fox

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At the very end of the Legion panel at Comic-Con, showrunner Noah Hawley broke the news that he is developing a Doctor Doom film at Fox. This expands Hawley’s involvement in the comic book universe as he takes on a movie about of the biggest villain in the Marvel universe. Not much information was given about the movie, considering that Hawley mentioned it at the very tail end of the panel, but filmgoers might best remember the character of Doctor Doom (aka Victor Von… »


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‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan Makes A Film About War That Hitchcock Would Have Loved

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If Alfred Hitchcock were alive and still making films, Dunkirk is a movie he might have made, even if in his lifetime he didn’t tackle what turns out to be a surprisingly stirring tale of pure survival in war. The telling of the Dunkirk evacuation of eventually about 300,000 soldiers in the spring of 1940 has provided a challenge met with great success for writer-director Christopher Nolan. It retains the scale of some of his larger films such as the Dark Knight series, In… »


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‘Death Note’ Director Adam Wingard Considers President Donald Trump A Supervillain – Comic-Con

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The conceit of the Netflix movie Death Note is that someone in possession of an evil book can write a person’s name down in it, and watch them meet their fate. At the Comic-Con Hall H panel for the film this afternoon as part of Netflix’s presentation, director Adam Wingard wasn’t asked by fans who he’d like to include in a Death Note if he owned one, rather what supervillain scares him the most. Without blinking an eye, Wingard exclaimed, “The president of the United… »


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In The Tea Leaves Of Summer, Some (Speculative) Outlines Of A Laura Dern Presidency At The Film Academy

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"It's just speculation at the moment," Laura Dern told the Los Angeles Times last month, describing talk that she has become a prospect for the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when new officers are elected on August 8. But it's a hot summer afternoon, and all the serious people are at Comic-Con. So what the heck? Let's peer at the leaves in our iced green tea and speculate, just a little. If indeed she were to become the Academy's 36th… »


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Post-Cannes, Will Smith Continues To Bang Drum For Netflix As Industry Game Changer: ‘Bright’ At Comic-Con

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After extolling the virtues of Netflix during his stint as a Cannes Film Festival jury member, Will Smith continued to stand behind the streaming service during its Comic-Con panel for Bright this afternoon. “It’s interesting to be at the forefront of a new way to consume entertainment. I’m extremely excited to see where this thing goes. There’s been a lot of debate about it,” said Smith about how Netflix is another rung in how we consume movies and TV. Referring to how… »


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‘Bright’ Trailer: Netflix’s Mega Will Smith Sci-Fi Movie Hits Comic-Con

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Netflix is taking a crack at Hall H at Comic-Con and just released the official trailer for Bright, its big-money sci-fi action movie directed by David Ayer from Max Landis’ script and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. The R-rated pic that Netflix landed in a whopping deal with Landis is set in a world populated not only with humans but also alien races. The story follows a human cop (Smith) forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton). Battling both their own… »


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‘The Purge’ Sequel Taps ‘Burning Sands’ Director Gerard McMurray

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Gerard McMurray is set to direct the upcoming fourth installment in The Purge franchise from Universal, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. Franchise creator James DeMonaco, who has written and directed the previous three films, is on board to write the script for the next chapter, which is set to hit theaters July 4, 2018. Plot details are being kept under wraps, except, of course, it will involve the original premise of 12 hours of annual lawlessness. The last pic… »


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Eugenio Derbez’s ‘Overboard’ Remake Gets Release Date From Pantelion Films

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The Eugenio Derbez comedy Overboard, a re-imaging of the 1987 Garry Marshall-directed comedy, has just been slated for April 20 of next year. The MGM/Pantelion Films/3Pas Studios film will go wide that day and go head to head now with the Jason Reitman comedy Tully, written by Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron from Focus Features. The new rendition of Overboard will feature a role reversal from the original and focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico's… »


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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Biz Managers Cite More Examples Of Actor’s Overspending In New Court Docs

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The legal fight about who is to blame for Johnny Depp’s financial troubles took a new turn when Depp’s former managers filed an amended cross-complaint today in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the oft-redacted filing, The Management Group’s lawyers cite new expenses incurred by Depp that they say proves it was the actor who mismanaged his money. Depp sees it the other way, originally suing Tmg in January for $25 million alleging 11 complaints ranging from fraud to breach… »


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‘UnReal’s Sarah Shapiro To Make Feature Directing Debut For J.C. Chandor And Amazon: About Females Who Fight Isis

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Exclusive: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the creator-producer of Lifetime’s UnReal, is planning to make her feature film directing debut on a story garnered from some of the most heroic women in the world: the 100-plus female army fighting against Isis whose members suffered through the Yazidi genocide in Iraq and then turned the tables on the terrorists. The project has been set up at Amazon Studios. The Yazidis are the Kurdish religious minority who have been hunted down… »


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Iben Akerlie Cast In ‘Mortal’; Levi Meaden Joins ‘Breaking In’

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Norwegian actress Iben Akerlie is set to co-star in André Ovredal’s adventure fantasy film Mortal, along with Nat Wolff and Priyanka Bose. Written by Ovredal, Norman Lesperance and Geoff Bussetil, the pic follows Eric Johansen (Wolff), who is actively pursued by the police after his powers have killed people and caused tragedy. Akerlie will play Christine, a psychologist brought in to help with his case, who believes that Eric can control his powers and use them for good… »


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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Promo Video: What Is A Jaeger?

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So what, exactly, is a Jaeger? If you answered with the words the “pinnacle of human invention,” maybe you’ve already peaked at this “recruitment video” for Pacific Rim: Uprising. “When the monsters came,” says a mellifluous narrator, “we did not wait for heroes to fall from the sky and save us.” Hmm, sounds like a snipe at the summer season’s usual crop of comic book saviors, but no matter. Power up your Jaeger and take a look. The 2018 sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, from… »


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Matt Loeb Re-Elected Iatse President

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Updated with Loeb quote: Matt Loeb, running unopposed, was re-elected to a four-year term as president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees today at the union's 68th Quadrennial Convention in Hollywood, Fl. Loeb, who's been president of Iatse since 2008, hasn't had to stand for election once in the last 10 years. He was elected without opposition in 2009 at the convention in Orlando, and at the 2013 convention in Boston. In 2008, he was the… »

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‘Wonderstruck’ Teaser Trailer: Todd Haynes Winks At David Bowie

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Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are giving the public a tease of what Cannes-goers saw in May with this short trailer for Todd HaynesWonderstruck, while Haynes himself seems to be giving an old idol his due: The trailer is set to David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity. Wonderstruck is based on Brian Selznick's lauded 2011 novel, which follows Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millicent Simmonds), two children from different eras who secretly wish their lives were… »


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Chester Bennington Dies In Apparent Suicide: Linkin Park Singer Was 41

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Chester Bennington, the singer for the top-selling, influential nu metal band Linkin Park who later fronted Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead today, Deadline has confirmed. He was 41. A source says he died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates near Los Angeles but did not provide details. The Associated Press reports that it was a suicide by hanging. Bennington was a close friend of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who hanged himself in May. Today would have been Cornell… »


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Mads Mikkelsen Circling Villain Role In Doug Liman’s ‘Chaos Walking’

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Dr. Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to come aboard the Doug Liman-directed sci-fi thriller Chaos Walking, which stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. It’s based on Patrick Ness'  popular Ya novel, which Lionsgate is eyeing as a potential franchise launcher. Set for release on March 1, 2019, the film takes place on the New World planet infected by "The Noise," a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones' every thought. This… »


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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ At Comic-Con: Halle Berry Whiskey-Drinking, Eggsy Vs. Archer & Over 18 Minutes Of Footage

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Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2 didn’t make a surprise appearance at 20th Century Fox’s Comic-Con panel, but the studio brought a full court for its September 22-debuting sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Prior to the 20th Century Fox logo and fanfare hitting the screen with the opening sequence of the Matthew Vaughn-directed film, an animated Archer short played featuring Eggsy (Taron Egerton) running through the streets of London to the Kingsman suit shop. There he… »


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