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'Kingsman' and 'Lego Ninjago' Ready to Add to September's Record Pace

2 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

September 2017 is currently pacing 15.6% ahead of 2016 with a calendar gross of $467.3 million, putting the month on a record pace, $48 million ahead of where 2015 was at the same time period before delivering $626.4 million, the largest September calendar gross ever. Almost half of September's total at this point is thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line's It, which is looking to do strong numbers again this weekend, but will fall from its #1 perch after two straight weeks on top. Debuting in wide release this weekend is Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle and it should have enough juice to take the weekend top spot while Warner Animation Group's The Lego Ninjago Movie is looking to finish in the runner-up position. Entertainment Studios' is going social with the R-rated horror Friend Request debuting in just over 2,500 theaters and likely to finish in the top five (albeit with minimal returns) while Roadside Attractions is »


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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Riverdale’: Warner Bros. Refutes Unsafe-Workplace Charges Following Star’s Car Crash

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Updated: Warner Bros. Television has refuted charges of unsafe working conditions on “Riverdale” a week after the show’s star was involved in a late-night car crash.

“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio,” a studio spokesperson said in a pair of statements issued Thursday. “Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”

K.J. Apa, who plays Archie Andrews on the Warner Bros. Television-produced series, was »


- Daniel Holloway

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Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tom Hanks is tackling an adaptation of the international best-selling novel A Man Called Ove.

Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.

The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman told the tale of a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his »


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The Purge 4 Is Finally Casting, Here's Who Has Signed On

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The Purge franchise has been crazy busy behind the scenes, what with developing a television series in addition to continuing the big screen sequels - but today brings us some rather big Purge 4 news. It seems that the project has started making big calls when it comes to casting, and now reports say that Y'lan Noel and Lex Scott Davis are the first to actors to sign on to the horror feature - which is moving through development with the title The Purge: The Island. »


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The Joker Movie May Be Moving Forward Very Quickly

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It hasn't been that long since the official announcement of a standalone Joker movie was made, but the project appears to be on the fast track to production. Like, the really fast track. »


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Kate Winslet to Play Famed WWII Correspondent Lee Miller

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Kate Winslet is joining a growing cohort of British actresses set to play noted war correspondents. 

The Oscar winner is set to star as Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the famed American photographer, model, artist and correspondent who was a leading figure in documenting WWII for Vogue magazine, bringing images of the Nazi concentration camps and the atrocities that were committed to the attention of the world. 

The film – being fully financed by eOne, which will also distribute in its own territories – will be produced by Troy Lum and Andrew Mason of Hopscotch Features alongside Winslet herself, »


- Alex Ritman

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Renewed for Season 5 at Netflix

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BoJack Horseman” has been renewed for Season 5, Netflix announced Thursday.

The announcement came in the form of a video posted to the show’s social media channels, which show a “clingy netflix exec” texting BoJack to share the news of the renewal. Watch the video below.

The animated series stars Will Arnett as BoJack, the failed legendary ‘90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around,” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.

Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also features the voices of Paul F. Tompkins and Alison Brie.

Season 4 launched globally on Netflix on Sept. 8 and received widespread critical acclaim. The season currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The season saw BoJack coming to grips with his identity after »


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Billy Eichner’s ‘Billy on the Street’ to Leave TruTV

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Billy Eichner’s comedy game show series “Billy on the Street” is leaving truTV, Variety has confirmed.

The show features Eichner asking impromptu quiz show-type questions to people on the streets of New York, often accompanied by a celebrity guest. Past celebrity guests have included: Sarah Jessica ParkerChris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Anna Kendrick.

“We can confirm that new episodes of ‘Billy on the Street’ will not be returning to truTV,” a truTV spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “The show is deceptively time-consuming to make and scheduling was increasingly difficult. We had a great run together capped off by the show’s Emmy nomination, and we wish Billy nothing but the best.”

Produced by Funny or Die, the show aired on Fuse from 2011-2014 for its first three seasons, moving to truTV in 2015 for Seasons 4 and 5. Season 5 concluded back in January. The »


- Joe Otterson

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‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO

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HBO has ordered a pilot for “Watchmen,” the new drama series it is developing with “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof.

The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.

Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »


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Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works

20 September 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.

David Weil is writing the script and will executive produce with Peele.

The theme is particularly timely in light of demonstrations by white nationalists last month in Charlottesville, Virginia. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is behind the series, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount’s ‘Instant Family’

20 September 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family,” sources confirm to Variety.

Daddy’s Home” helmer Sean Anders is helming.

Anders and Brian Burns, the writing duo behind the “Daddy’s Home” series, wrote “Instant Family” and will produce alongside Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Paramount is fast-tracking the project and aims to start shooting next year.

The film is about a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. »


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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

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Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its leader. Bernie Casey, who played national Tri Lams fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” and its sequels, died Tuesday, his representative told TheWrap. Casey was 78. Casey died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness, his representative said. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, in 1939, Casey was an athlete before entering the acting world, first in track and field for Bowling Green State University and later as a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) A. »


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Eddie Izzard (‘Victoria and Abdul’) on history, politics and how love will literally save the world [Exclusive Video]

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“It’s a loving relationship, and everyone was trying to stop it. We’ve got to let love work because that’s the only thing that’s going to keep the planet together,” says Eddie Izzard in our exclusive video chat to discuss his new film “Victoria and Abdul” (watch the exclusive video above). The film tells the story […] »


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Sony Pictures Extends Deal With Josh Greenstein, Marketing and Distribution Head

32 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution President Josh Greenstein will remain in his post for another three years, the studio announced Thursday. More to come. Read the full release: Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (Spe) Motion Picture Group today announced it will be extending World-Wide Marketing and Distribution President Josh Greenstein’s contract for another three years. Greenstein will continue to report to Spe Motion Picture Group Chairman Tom Rothman. “Josh is a true star in our industry” said Rothman. “Not only has he shown extraordinary skill at the head of our campaigns, he has also been an outstanding leader in restructuring our marketing and distribution. »


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Gatorade to Pay $300,000 After California Sues Them for Dissing Water in Videogame App

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Message to Gatorade: Disparage water, and California will come after you. Energy drink giant Gatorade has agreed to pay up, after the California attorney general filed a lawsuit accusing the company of spreading lies about H2o with its videogame application “Bolt!” According to the attorney general’s office, “Gatorade portrayed its products positively while inaccurately and negatively depicting water as hindering athletic performance. Specifically, users controlled a cartoon version of Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt and ran an endless race to recover gold coins stolen by pirates. Upon touching a Gatorade icon, the Bolt avatar ran faster and the »


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Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas on Why ‘Darkest Hour’ Was ‘Daunting’ to Make (Exclusive Video)

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Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas play Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine Churchill, in “The Darkest Hour” — a “daunting” and scary task, according to both actors. “Initially, I didn’t want to take it on because I was — apart from the physical hurdle that one had to get over — I think I was a little scared,” Oldman said in an interview with TheWrap at Toronto International Film Festival. “He’s such an iconic figure and had been played before by many a-good actor, so that was a little daunting. You’re always a bit in the shadow of those. »


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20 Descriptions of Armie Hammer’s Voice in the Call Me By Your Name Audiobook

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There’s such melody in this voice that the devil has to work overtime to get a new Nickelback song in the world, just so everything stays in balance. »

- Hunter Harris

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Film Review: ‘This is Congo’

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“This is Congo” is a riskily broad, blunt title for a documentary about a territory still feverish with present-day conflict and an unhappily storied past; by nominally promising to show us Congo in all its glory and equivalent woe, American filmmaker Daniel McCabe’s busy, absorbing study sets itself a bar it can hardly hope to meet in just 90-odd minutes. Yet while its attempt at a potted colonial history of the country is merely cursory, “This is Congo” is strong medicine when it turns more selective: As a contemporary study of the violent struggle between the hamstrung Congolese national army and M23 rebel forces in the North Kivu region, the film is often blisteringly effective, venturing to the frontline in pursuit of raw war footage likely to open many an outside viewer’s eyes — or, at its harshest interludes, prompt them to squeeze tightly shut.

That vivid illustrating-the-headlines approach should give “This is Congo” considerable mileage »


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Richard Simmons Ordered to Pay National Enquirer’s Legal Fees in Transgender Story Lawsuit

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More bad news for Richard Simmons. Fitness guru Simmons, who earlier this month lost a lawsuit against the National Enquirer and others over reports that he had undergone a sex change, must now pay for the costs that the Enquirer and the other defendants racked up over the suit. The amount that Simmons will have to shell out has not yet been determined. Also Read: Richard Simmons Suffers Big Setback in National Enquirer Lawsuit “It is further ordered that Defendants shall recover from Plaintiff their attorneys’ fees and costs of suit in an amount to be determined by the Court upon the filing. »


- Tim Kenneally

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