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Anne Hathaway To Star In Contained Sci-Fi Thriller ‘O2’

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Exclusive: Anne Hathaway will star in O2, a contained thriller with sci-fi elements that is fast coming together for a fall shoot. Im Global is closing a deal to finance the film that will fall in the $10 million budget range. In the script by Christie LeBlanc, Hathaway will play a woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber, with no memory of how she got there. She must escape the chamber before her air runs out. Its sci-fi elements make it a closer cousin to Gravity… »

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Taron Egerton Replacing Tom Hardy In Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’

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Musical biopics are notoriously difficult to make, usually because it involves getting tangled web of parties — the artist’s estate, music rights holders, and more — to all get on the same creative page. However, Elton John is clearing up any such potential dust-ups by producing his own biopic “Rocketman.” That said, locking down a leading man isn’t always easy, and the film has made a switcheroo.

A few years back, Tom Hardy was the eye-brow raising choice to play Elton John, but he’s now been replaced by “Kingsman: The Secret Service” star Taron Egerton.

Continue reading Taron Egerton Replacing Tom Hardy In Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ at The Playlist. »

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Jason Bateman Says Arrested Development Season 5 Will Revolve Around a Huge Mistake, Specifically Murder

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First, there was “Who shot J.R.?” Then, there was “Who killed Laura Palmer?” And now, we’re apparently getting “What happened to Lucille Two?” According to Jason Bateman, who knows a thing or two about serious dramas now, the fifth season of Arrested Development will center on a murder mystery, specifically the death of Liza Minnelli’s Lucille Austero. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Box-Office Preview: Can 'Dunkirk' Battle Past $40M in U.S. Debut?

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

While Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is expected to win this weekend's box-office battle, the big question is whether the critically acclaimed World War II epic can clear $40 million in its U.S. landing.

War dramas have never been known for big openings, although Nolan — the mastermind behind the blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy — is a powerful brand unto himself.

Warner Bros., Nolan's home studio, is projecting a domestic debut in the $35 million-$40 million range. Most box-office observers believe Dunkirk will come in on the higher end, while some think it has a shot of doing »

- Pamela McClintock

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'Game of Thrones' Bosses Reteam With HBO for War Drama 'Confederate'

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With the end of Game of Thrones in sight, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set their sights on their next TV project.

The award-winning duo will re-team with HBO for the drama series Confederate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama chronicles the events leading to the third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of »

- Kate Stanhope

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Evan Helmuth Dies: ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor Was 40

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Updated: Evan Helmuth, the film and TV actor who played a priest in William Brent Bell’s 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, died Monday of complications from a stroke. He was 40.  Also among his film credits, he appeared opposite Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers’ Fever Pitch, and was in Joshua Michael Stern’s 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. On the TV side his credits spanned the likes of Alias, NCIS, Bones, Rizzoli & Isles and… »

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‘Dunkirk’ Opens Solidly With $2.2 Million in 7 European Markets

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Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” has launched in first place in seven European markets that opened Wednesday with a total of $2.2 million for Warner Bros.

France launched with $1.1 million with 143,000 admissions on 668 screens, outperforming the opening day gross for Nolan’s “Interstellar” by 68% and equal to “American Sniper.”


Iraq War Veteran and Author Draws Similarities Between Dunkirk and 9/11 (Guest Column)

Scandinavian markets also generated  $656,000 for the region, with Sweden commanding a 53% share of the total market, Norway at 52%, and Finland at 40%.

Dunkirk” opens in 24 additional territories Thursday, including Russia, Korea and Australia. The UK and Spain follow on Friday, for a total of 46 markets for the weekend.

Dunkirk” will open in the U.S. on Friday amid expectations of a launch in the $30 million to $35 million range as it sets sail in more than 3,600 venues. The movie is getting the widest 70Mm release in more than two decades, which is a testament to the trust the backers »

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Viola Davis (‘How to Get Away with Murder’) has AA meeting meltdown after discovering her student’s killer [Exclusive Emmy Episode]

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Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Viola Davis is entering the “How to Get Away with Murder” episode “Wes” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Actress. This installment is the 15th and final episode of the third season for the ABC show. In this segment, Annalise Keating (Davis) and the Keating 4 test their […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Hollywood Flashback: In 1943, 'Mrs. Miniver' Mined Dunkirk for Six Oscars

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Dunkirk, which opens July 21, does as well as the first Hollywood movie to touch on that eight-day World War II battle/evacuation: Mrs. Miniver won six Oscars, including best picture.

While 1942's $1.34 million ($20 million today) MGM production focused on an upper-middle-class British family trying to survive the war, one key plot element is the father sailing with the 800 boats that in 1940 rescued about 340,000 British and French troops surrounded by the German army in the French port of Dunkirk.

The film is unabashedly pro-British. "I was concerned »

- Bill Higgins

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Girls Trip Is an Insanely Good Time

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Dear Hollywood: Please put Tiffany Haddish in everything. »

- Emily Yoshida

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TheGrill Special Event With Kevin Smith: AMC and SundanceTV President Charlie Collier Joins

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For Immediate Release: Thursday July 20, 2017 – Los Angeles – This year, TheWrap is launching TheGrill in a big way. TheWrap is partnering with AMC Networks for an evening of cocktails and hard-hitting conversation with President and General Manager of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Charlie Collier and special appearance by Comedian and Director Kevin Smith. The evening will kick off with a cocktail and networking reception at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at 6pm, followed by a keynote conversation moderated by Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TheWrap, Sharon Waxman. The event will be streamed live on »

- Kathy Selim

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Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon Bring the Heat in a First Look at HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

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Where’s the fire? Here’s the fire! »

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‘The Originals’ to Conclude After 5 Seasons on The CW

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The CW’s “The Originals” will come to an end after five seasons, showrunner Julie Plec announced on Twitter on Thursday. “It’s both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” Plec wrote. “Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has come. Being able to celebrate the completion of ‘The Vampire Diairies’ was a joyful and deeply emotional ride, a luxury gifted by Mark Pedowitz at The CW and Peter Roth at Wbtv, who, as TV fans themselves, know what it means when a fan is. »

- Reid Nakamura

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BBC Says the New Doctor Who Actress Will Be Paid the Same As the Current Doctor, Which Shouldn’t Be News But Sadly Is

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No 78 cents on the dollar here. »

- Ethan Sapienza

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Movie Ticket Prices Hit Another Record High in Second Quarter

47 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The average cost of going to the movies in North America hit another record high in the first second quarter of 2017, at $8.95, according to the National Association of Theater Owners.

That compares to $8.84 in the first quarter of the year and to $8.73 in the second quarter of 2016. Ticket prices fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending on the strength of the marketplace, particularly 3D titles that can charge a premium or films that get a run in Imax theaters.

Nato notes that when adjusting for inflation, the landscape is much different. For example, the average ticket »

- Pamela McClintock

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Who Is ‘Riccio,’ the Ex-Con Behind Oj Simpson’s Robbery?

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A simple question posed to O.J. Simpson at his parole hearing on Thursday in Carson City, Nevada — “What were you thinking?” — led Simpson into a complicated story involving a figure named “Riccio.” But who is Thomas Riccio, the memorabilia dealer Simpson placed at the center of the case? Riccio, 54, is the shaggy gray-haired figure familiar to viewers of the final installment of last year’s documentary “Oj: Made in America.” Simpson testified that Riccio goaded him into going to the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas to retrieve belongings he said were his. Two of the men he brought »

- Tim Molloy

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‘Big Brother’ 19 elimination predictions: Will Dominique Cooper or Jessica Graf be 4th houseguest evicted?

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Thursday night a fourth houseguest on “Big Brother” Season 19 will be evicted from the game and she will join the other evictees — Cameron Heard, Jillian Parker and Cody Nickson — in the Battle Back Showdown, to be aired in a special Friday night episode, for a chance to re-enter the house net week. […] »

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Oj Simpson Says He’s Led ‘a Conflict-Free Life’

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O.J. Simpson raised eyebrows Thursday by telling the Nevada parole board he has led “a conflict-free life.” It sounded ironic to viewers watching Simpson’s televised parole hearing who believe that Simpson killed his ex, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in 1994. Brown also documented what she said was years of abuse at his hands. Simpson was acquitted of the killings in his criminal trial, but found responsible for them in a civil trial. Simpson’s case Thursday was unrelated to the murders, though many believe he received a harsher sentence on his current robbery case because of the widespread. »

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‘The Originals’ to End After Season 5 on The CW

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The CW series “The Originals” will end after its upcoming fifth season.

Showrunner Julie Plec made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday ahead of the series’ San Diego Comic-Con panel later this week. Plec said it was only fitting to make the announcement one year after announcing the end of the series’ parent program, “The Vampire Diaries.”

“It’s both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” Plec wrote. “Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has come.” Read her full statement below.

Fans will be able to attend a panel Q&A with the cast and creators on Saturday, July 22, at 12 p.m. Pt at the Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

The Originals” follows Joseph Morgan’s Klaus Mikaelson and his family in New Orleans. Morgan stars alongside Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin »

- Joe Otterson

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'Proud Mary' Trailer Introduces Taraji P. Henson's Titular Assassin

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Taraji P. Henson is a well-equipped killer in the new trailer for Proud Mary.

Directed by Babak Najafi, the Sony/Screen Gems actioner stars Henson as the titular hit woman who works for an organized crime family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around by a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston and Danny Glover are also among the cast.

Proud Mary hits theaters Jan. 12.


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