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‘Captain Fantastic’s’ Matt Ross to Direct ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ for TriStar

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After helming the Oscar-nominated “Captain Fantastic,” Matt Ross will direct an adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s debut novel “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” for TriStar.

Mark Gordon will produce via The Mark Gordon Company along with Entertainment 360 and Lynette Howell Taylor.

Published in 2014, the novel is set in a near future world where humanity’s relationship with evolving virtual environments becomes isolating.

“‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ is prescient,” Ross said. “It posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us.”

He continued, “I hope to examine, following the book’s lead, the degree to which our lives are enhanced and deeply compromised by the technology that is already an inseparable part of our daily existence. Lynette and I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Hannah to translate »

- Justin Kroll

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The Batman: Matt Reeves Will Officially Direct and Produce

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After an initial rumor, then having the negotiations break down entirely, Warner Bros. has officially hired Matt Reeves to direct The Batman, which will give the newest incarnation of the Caped Crusader a standalone story.  Come inside to check out the announcement!  

The film industry, like any other business, will go back and forth.  We've seen people attached to movies drop out at the last minute, and "done deals" entirely fall apart.  A couple weeks ago, after Ben Affleck dropped The Batman directing gig, word came out that Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes) was in talks to direct.  

The internet exploded at the possibility as he's a fantastic storyteller...but then last week, news came out that the negotiations had fallen apart and it looked like the WB would have to keep searching.  So imagine our surprise today when they revealed, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Lauren Graham to Star in Fox Comedy 'Linda From HR'

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Lauren Graham is returning to broadcast television.

Fresh off Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival and NBC's gone but not forgotten family drama Parenthood, the actress has booked the lead role in the Fox comedy pilot "Linda From HR," The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The pilot was picked up pending casting, with Graham's commitment to the single-camera comedy lifting the contingency. Graham had received multiple offers this pilot season — all for comedies.

"Linda From HR" is a high-concept family comedy that explores the one bad decision that throws Linda's monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Original Cuts of ‘Star Wars’ May Finally, Possibly Be Re-Released for the 40th Anniversary

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Every now and then there’s a new rumor that the original, unaltered, non-Special Edition cuts of the Star Wars trilogy are on the verge of being re-released to the public. Sometimes the rumor says the original trilogy will be re-released in theaters, other times they say the movies will be available in high-definition on Blu-ray […]

The post Original Cuts of ‘Star Wars’ May Finally, Possibly Be Re-Released for the 40th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘American Gods’ Gets April Premiere Date on Starz (Photo)

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Starz’s “American Gods” adaptation will premiere on April 30, the premium cable network announced Thursday. Ricky Whittle stars in the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel, which portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.” Emily Browning and Ian McShane also star. Michael Green and Bryan Fuller will act as showrunners and executive producers, while David Slade will direct. Also Read: 'American Gods' First Look: Kristin Chenoweth as Easter (Photo) Additionally, Starz has released a new poster for the series, »

- Linda Ge

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Box-Office Preview: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' to Impress With Possible $20M U.S. Debut

23 February 2017 6:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Look for Universal and Jason Blum to score another win at the box office this weekend with the micro-budgeted Get Out, a thriller and social commentary on race relations that marks the feature directorial debut of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele). 

Pre-release tracking suggests the film, costing under $5 million to make, could approach or cross $20 million in its debut. Universal is being more cautious and suggesting high teens. Get Out, which premiered in a secret midnight screening at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is getting a berth in 2,777 theaters.

Peele's film — boasting a rare »

- Pamela McClintock

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Martin Scorsese Criticizes At-Home Movie Viewing Day After Netflix Deal for ‘The Irishman’

23 February 2017 7:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Martin Scorsese explained why watching movies at home is not as good as going to the cinema on the heels of signing a deal with Netflix to distribute his new film “The Irishman.” “The problem now is that it is everything around the frame that is distracting,” Scorsese told the audience at a BFI London event on Wednesday, per Screen Daily. “Now you can see a film on an iPad,” he continued. “You might be able to push it closer to your in your bedroom, just lock the door and look at it if you can but I do find just glimpsing. »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Separate Tables’ Screenwriter John Gay Dies at 92

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John Gay, known for writing movies including “Run Silent Run Deep,” “Separate Tables,” “The Hallelujah Trail” and “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” died on Feb. 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92.

Gay shared an Oscar writing nom with Terrence Rattigan for the screenplay for “Separate Tables,” a 1958 romantic drama starring Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, and David Niven.

Long active in the Writers Guild of America, Gay wrote 14 feature films and 39 miniseries and TV movies, scripting projects for John Huston, Vincent Minnelli and John Sturges. He helped lead the Writers Guild through difficult negotiations while serving on the Wgaw’s Board of Directors (1971-75, 1977-79), and as Vice President (1985-87).

Gay started out in live television starring with his wife Barbara in “Mr. and Mrs. Mystery,” and went on to write for numerous live TV dramas. Lancaster helped recruit him to Hollywood, where he wrote Clark Gable-Lancaster starring submarine film “Run Silent Run Deep.” He »

- Pat Saperstein

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‘Fate of the Furious’ International Trailer Features a Whole Lot More of Charlize Theron (Video)

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A new international trailer for “The Fate of the Furious” gives audiences a much longer look at Charlize Theron’s new character. And it’s clear: She’s not joining Toretto and the gang to make friends. “You going to turn your back on family?” says Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) to Dom (Vin Diesel) when Theron’s character steps into his life. In the film, Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and the rest of the crew has been exonerated. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into a world of crime he can’t seem to escape »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Karl Lagerfeld Says Meryl Streep Canceled His Oscars Dress to Wear a Designer ‘Who Will Pay’ Her

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

Karl Lagerfeld has blasted Meryl Streep for her “cheapness” after the actress allegedly canceled a dress he was making for her Oscars appearance to wear a designer who would pay her — claims Streep has denied. “I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Chanel’s head designer told Women’s Wear Daily, adding that days later, he received a phone call from Streep’s team. “‘Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us,'” Lagerfeld said he was told. According to the publication, Streep’s dress was supposed to be an embroidered gray »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Seth Meyers Slices Trump’s Golfing in Latest ‘A Closer Look’ (Video)

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Seth Meyers just took a seven iron to Donald Trump. The “Late Night” host examined the leader of the free world’s golf habits Thursday in “A Closer Look.” What the NBC personality uncovered was a bit troubling. “You played golf six times in one month?” Meyers set up, for starters. “Are you the President of the United States, or a San Diego dentist?” Also Read: Seth Meyers Offers Ultimate 'Oscar Bait' Film of the Season (Video) Half-a-dozen rounds in a few weeks is quite a bit for anyone with a job — especially the person with arguably the most important position on the. »

- Tony Maglio

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Oscars predictions: Last year’s contest winner reveals her secrets to getting a near-perfect score

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Elizabeth Myers won our Oscar predictions contest last year, so we turned to her for advice on this year’s races, especially those categories that look too close to call. She readily admits that, along with the always troublesome trio of shorts, there are two races in the major categories that are giving her trouble. (Watch our complete conversation above.) […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Germany's Studio Babelsberg, China's Wuxi Studios Sign Co-Production Deal

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Germany's Studio Babelsberg and China's Wuxi Studios have signed a co-production agreement that will see the two studios work together to build up an international production services company.

Under the agreement, Babelsberg and Wuxi will share film resources, exchange film technology and talent, and cooperate as producers and investors on feature film projects.

Babelsberg is Germany's largest film studio and has worked on such Hollywood productions as Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

Wuxi Studios, located in China's Jiangsu province, was launched in 2012 as a full-service hub both for »

- Scott Roxborough

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President Trump Continues Assault on Media at Cpac: ‘They Make Up Sources’ (Video)

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President Donald Trump continued his on-going assault on the media Friday during his Cpac speech, saying, “There are some terrible, dishonest people” among the press and he is going to do something about it. “A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people, and they are. They are the enemy of the people because they have no sources, they just make them up when there are none,” Trump said before bashing a recent story that he said cited nine sources. “There are no nine people,” he said. “I don’t believe there was one or two people… »

- Brian Flood

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Oscars: Read Some of the Worst Reviews of This Year's Best Picture Nominees

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Nine films are competing to win the coveted gold statue for best picture at Sunday's Oscars. This year’s nominees are Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. But not everyone is a fan of the movies. Below, read some of the worst reviews of this year's best picture nominees (along with what The Hollywood Reporter's critics had to say about each).


- Lexy Perez

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‘Morning Joe’ Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Being a ‘Leaker Extraordinaire’ (Video)

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough accused White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway of being a “leaker extraordinaire” on Friday, shortly after President Trump tweeted about leakers in the FBI. Scarborough was discussing how Trump staffers Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus might have different views, but don’t leak information about each other. That’s when he threw Conway under the bus. “This could sound ugly but it’s just not. It’s just the truth. I am reporting. If you read a really ugly story about Reince Priebus or an ugly story about Sean , the chances »

- Brian Flood

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Jordan Peele, James Corden and Nick Kroll’s ’90s Boy Band Only Sang About Hardcore Sex (Video)

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Backstreet Boys, *Nsync and 98 Degrees dominated the summer of 1999. The three pop music groups were so popular, readers probably missed out on another star-studded boy band: Thr33way. James Corden, Jordan Peele and Nick Kroll formed the little-known crew back then — the first “honest boy band,” as they called it. And the trio took an interesting approach to the bubble-gum stuff. “We took existing boy band songs, cut through all the innuendo, and just got to the heart of what those songs were really about — hardcore sex,” Kroll said Thursday during a “Late Late Show” sketch. Also Read: James »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Get Out’ Peels Off $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out” earned $1.8 million at the Thursday box office when it opened in 2,240 theaters. Heading into the weekend, tracking analysts had anticipated Peele’s directorial debut to open in the high-teen millions with the potential to debut as high as $24 million. The thriller stars Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener. The question this weekend will be whether “Get Out” can finally dethrone “The Lego Batman Movie” from the top box office spot. If “Get Out” makes $24 million, that would be enough for the film to take the No. 2 spot from “Fifty Shades. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Top Gear’ Hosts Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, Chris Harris on New Season (Exclusive)

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BBC car-show “Top Gear,” which airs in more than 200 territories and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is shifting gear yet again, with the latest season hosted by Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris, the latter two having been elevated from supporting roles following the departure of Chris Evans.

“We’ve got big, ambitious films,” series editor Alex Renton tells Variety, reeling off a list of locations where season 24 was shot, including Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Monte Carlo, Cuba and Dubai. “We’ve had more time to prep than we did last [season],” he adds. “It’s big – the ambition is there.”

Last season, the new hosts were only booked in February – following the departure of former frontmen Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – and the revamped program was on air in May. “That’s terribly tight to turn a show around,” executive producer Clare Pizey says. Since then the team has had time to get to know »

- Leo Barraclough

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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scares Up $1.8 Million on Thursday

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Get Out” has opened with an impressive $1.8 million at 2,240 sites in Thursday night preview screenings starting at 7 p.m.

Universal-Blumhouse’s thriller about a young African-American man’s visit to his white girlfriend’s estate is coming into the market amid strong critical support with a rare 100% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. “Get Out” expands to 2,773 North American theaters on Friday, where it’s expected to gross $18 million on its opening weekend and challenge the third weekend of “The Lego Batman Movie” for box office leadership.

The film, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, is the feature directorial for Peele, best known for his Comedy Central series “Key & Peele.” The Fandango online ticket service reported that “Get Out” was accounting for a leading 32% of its sales Friday.

Get Out” should be highly profitable, given its modest $4.5 million price tag. Low-budget horror specialist »

- Dave McNary

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