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Laura Dern Set To Co-Star In Hans Petter Moland’s Thriller ‘Hard Powder’

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Exclusive: Laura Dern has been tapped to play Liam Neeson character’s wife in Michael Shamberg/StudioCanal’s revenge thriller Hard Powder with Hans Petter Moland at the helm. She joins Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Domenick Lombardozzi and Tom Bateman in the English remake to Moland’s 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Frank Baldwin wrote this upcoming adaptation, which follows snowplow driver Nels, whose son is murdered by the… »


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Adam Sandler Continues As Netflix’s Cornerstone Comedy Star: 4 More Movies

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Netflix has extended its deal with Adam Sandler, who has quietly established himself as the streaming service’s king of feature comedy.  As Sandler preps the fourth film in the first deal — word is that he might be joined by Chris Rock, who just signed a Netflix deal for two stand up comedy specials — Sandler has made a new deal for another four films that he will star in and craft through his Happy Madison production banner. He may take the odd actor for hire in a… »


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‘Beauty And The Beast’ To Cross $500M At Worldwide Box Office Today

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As it heads into its sophomore frame, Disney's Beauty And The Beast will cross $500M at the global box office today. The cume through Thursday is $490.6M worldwide with international box office now at $262M. Yesterday, the Bill Condon-directed live-action update on 1991's animated classic waltzed to a further $17.8M offshore. Mrs Potts served her first cuppa in Australia on Thursday with a $1.6M opening for a $2.9M running total including big previews. The debut is the… »


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Netflix Digs Into Motley Crue Biopic ‘Dirt’

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Netflix is in talks to make the movie Dirt about the rise of 1980s heavy-metal band Motley Crue. Pic is based on the New York Times bestseller The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band which was written by Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx, and author Neil Strauss.  The bandmembers will also serve as co-producers on the Netflix film. Script is being penned by Rich Wilkes and Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the latter who… »


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Tribeca Fest Announces Online Content Slate: Standing Rock Docu ‘Awake’ & Crypt TV’s ‘Monster Madness’ Bow

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Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, a documentary executive produced by Shailene Woodley about the Native-led defiance against the Dakota Access Pipeline, will get its world premiere in the Tribeca Film Festival’s New Online Work section. The Now section of online storytelling runs throughout the April 19-30 festival. The Now screening lineup announced today includes the world premiere of Crypt TV's Monster Madness, featuring shorts from Eli Roth’s Crypt TV brand. "The Now… »

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‘Power Rangers’ Flies To Mighty $3.6M & Burns ‘Life’ & ‘Chips’; ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Still A B.O. Monster: Thursday Previews

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Lionsgate’s release of Saban’s Power Rangers racked up $3.6 million last night at 2,700 domestic sites. The pic, directed by Dean Israelite and based on the multibillion-dollar TV/toy franchise, is tracking to open between $30M-$40M. Power Rangers’ Thursday is $100,000 shy of the $3.7M that Kong: Skull Island racked up and the $2.2M posted by The Lego Batman Movie. Those to $61M and $53M, respectively, this year. Power Ranger‘s Thursday night also decimates the previews… »


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Cuban-American Actor Tomas Milian Dies Aged 84

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Tomas Milian, the Cuban-American-Italian actor best known for his work in Italian genre films and Spaghetti Westerns, has died at the age of 84. Italian news agency Ansa reported that he died of a stroke in his Miami home on Wednesday. Milian, whose real name was Tomas Quintin Rodriguez Milian, worked with a host of top-notch directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Spielberg, and was recognized for the emotional intensity and humor he brought… »


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UK Gets ‘Orange Is The New Black’; BAFTA TV Sets Date & Sponsor; ‘Project Runway’ In Latin America – Global Briefs

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Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken UK linear rights to Lionsgate's Orange Is The New Black. The series, about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary, will have its broadcast premiere on Sony Channel UK. Season one of the series will launch with a double bill in the territory every Wednesday from April 19. "We… »


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‘Casting JonBenet’ Trailer: Director Kitty Green Revisits Murder Case Using Local Talent

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“It was the biggest thing to happen to Boulder in a very long time,” says a voiceover, in remarkable understatement, near the beginning of Netflix’s newly released trailer for Casting JonBenet, Kitty Green’s documentary-hybrid of the murder of 6-year-old beauty pageant darling JonBenet Ramsey. Netflix picked up worldwide rights to pic, ahead of its world premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will release it April 28. It is a sly and stylized exploration of the… »


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‘Justice League’ Teaser Trailers Spotlight Batman, Aquaman & The Flash – Update

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Update with The Flash: Warner Bros kept teasing this afternoon, adding The Flash to its lightening-fast roster of sneak peeks at the superhero gang, two days before the official Justice League trailer drops. Take a look at The Flash teaser below. Previous, Thursday Pm: The Justice League teasing continues. First Warner Bros released a 15-second Aquaman-centric teaser trailer today, then a Batman-heavy one, giving anyone too impatient to wait for Saturday’s full-size… »


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Sony Update: New Candidate Emerges In Former Fox Exec Tony Vinciquerra

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Exclusive: With Jim Gianopulos getting closer to a deal to run Paramount and the town all abuzz with who might come into the vice-chair role below him, we are hearing a bit more about the Sony Pictures executive job. A new candidate is emerging in Tony Vinciquerra, a highly capable executive and the senior adviser for technology, media and telecom sectors at Tpg Capital. He, of course, also is the former chairman of Fox Networks Group, with a history rich in television… »


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AMPTP To Stuntwomen: If You See Something, Say Something

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Although she’s neck-deep in negotiations for a new WGA contract, AMPTP president Carol Lombardini wasn't too busy Wednesday to fire off a letter to veteran stuntwoman Julie Johnson, who's been fighting a one-woman campaign to put an end to sexual harassment of stuntwomen and to stop the long-running practice of stuntmen doubling for actresses. In January, Johnson, the former stunt coordinator on the Charlie's Angels TV show, met privately with SAG-aftra president… »


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Amy Pascal Wins Auction For Laura Dave Novel ‘Hello, Sunshine’; Author Scripting With ‘Spotlight’s Josh Singer

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Exclusive: Amy Pascal just took the hot book du jour off the market. She is finalizing a deal for Hello, Sunshine, a novel by Laura Dave. The author will adapt it with her husband, Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. Pascal will produce with Rachel O’Connor. The logline: Sunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life… »


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Emily Hampshire To Star In Indie ‘Never Saw It Coming’

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Exclusive: Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey based on Lindwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Shooting is set to start next week in Sudbury, Ontario. Hampshire, who more than holds her own alongside the likes of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott in the Pop comedy series Schitt’s Creek, will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic who finds herself too much in the middle of a… »


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Will Sasso Joins ‘The Burning Woman’; Adrian Glynn McMorran Boards ‘Volition’

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Actor and comedian Will Sasso has been added to the cast of The Burning Woman, joining Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller and Jacki Weaver in the thriller helmed by Jake Scott. Brad Ingelsby wrote the script about a woman who, after the disappearance of her daughter, is left to raise her young grandson. Scott Free ProductionsRidley Scott, Kevin Walsh and Mike Pruss are producing. Sasso, who plays Curly in The Three Stooges reboot, can be seen in Audience… »


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WGA Contract Talks Coming Down To Wire

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Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract are coming down to the wire. The talks, which started March 13, were scheduled to conclude Saturday, though they can be extended if progress is being made. The current contract doesn't expire until May 1, so there's plenty of time to make a deal. If negotiations stall, however, the leadership of the WGA East and WGA West would most likely ask members for strike authorization. Such a vote, which would almost certainly be… »

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No. 13 ‘Batman V. Superman’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. Batman V. Superma… »

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Amy Schumer Says Bye-Bye To ‘Barbie’

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Amy Schumer won’t be doing the Barbie movie at Sony Pictures after all. The comic actress had been attached in December to star in a PG-rated live-action film based on the venerable Mattel doll. But the production plan ahead of the pic’s targeted June 2018 release date didn’t mesh with her schedule, so the two have parted ways. "Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer said in a statement today. “The film has so much promise, and… »


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Bob Iger: Disney’s Making Long Plans For ‘Star Wars,’ But He’s “Serious” About Leaving In 2019

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Disney CEO Bob Iger served up news nuggets about Star Wars, and himself, in an event today at the University of Southern California. On Star Wars, he says that “we’re not changing” the next film — The Last Jedi, due December 15 —  to deal with the passing of Carrie Fisher. “Her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was.” Disney also won’t insert a digital version of her. After that the company plans for next year a stand-alone origin story for Han… »


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Final Member Of Movie & Music Counterfeiting Ring Sentenced To Prison

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The last of a ring of convicted DVD and CD counterfeiters has been sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay $70,894 in restitution to the MPAA and the Recording Industry Association of America. Mamadou Aliou Simakha, of Dakar, Senegal, who was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, was convicted of conspiring to reproduce tens of thousands of copyrighted movies and songs, which the U.S. Department of Justice says would have been worth… »

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