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Eddie Murphy & 'Driving Miss Daisy' Director 'Cook' Up New Drama

20 October 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murphy is slated to star in Cook, a new project from Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford, that originally had Samuel L. Jackson on board to star. The film would see Murphy playing a man hired by a dying patriarch to help take care of his girlfriend and daughter by cooking them meals and whatnot after he passes away. The script comes from "Californication" writer Susan McMartin with 300 and »

- Ethan Anderton

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Eddie Murphy cast in Beresford movie

15 October 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Eddie Murphy will play a cook who is hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his girlfriend and her daughter when he passes in a Us drama to be directed by Bruce Beresford.

The screenplay is by Susan McMartin, an experienced TV writer whose credits include Two and a Half Men, Gary Unmarried, Californication and Another World.

The producer is Lee Nelson, whose credits include the romantic drama Celeste & Jesse Forever and the action-thrillers Chained and Freezer.

Shooting is due to start in New Orleans on November 17. Samuel L. Jackson was originally in talks to play the cook but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The other cast isn.t confirmed.

.It's a dramatic role and I think Eddie realised it.s a nice change of pace for him,. Beresford told If.

Murphy returns as wise-cracking cop Axel Foley in the fourth edition of Beverly Hill Cop, which »

- Don Groves

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Ivan Reitman on Draft Day, letting go of Ghostbusters 3 and Triplets

3 October 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ivan Reitman has said his latest film Draft Day will appeal to cinemagoers who aren't familiar with American football.

The drama centres around Kevin Costner's Sonny Weaver Jr, general manager of the Cleveland Browns, as he negotiates the NFL Draft to acquire his team's number one pick.

"I'm really proud of the movie," the director told Digital Spy. "The thing about it is you don't really have to know much about American football to appreciate it. It's a sports-related film, really, that's a backstage view of what's going on.

"We watch movies where we don't know much about the subject matter all the time. We don't really know about the inner working of the internet but we can get involved in a movie like The Social Network because it's really about characters and the pressure that they're under.

"I've always been a football fan, but I'm not rabid. I »

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Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women and Children’ – Human Problems Minus Real, Live Humans

6 September 2014 10:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason Reitman is a writer-director whose voice emerged young – in his early 20s – brash, intelligent, the bleeding edge of his generation. With “Thank You For Smoking” followed by “Juno,” Reitman established himself as that rare talent who could translate authentic human experience into biting satire with an undercurrent of empathy. You laughed and you cried at his movies, sometimes simultaneously. The movies had political themes (smoking, teen pregnancy), but they embraced them lightly. See Photos: Toronto Party Report in Pictures: Kristen Bell, Al Pacino, and ‘Ironman’ Twins (Photos) As his film career has progressed, Reitman's voice has settled into something. »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Coming To The UK To Appear Live On Stage!

2 September 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will take to the stage in London later this year in a special Q+A and movie retrospective, hosted by chat show host/ comedian Jonathan Ross. According to the press release we’ve just received, the qudience will also get the chance to purchase tickets for a one to one photo opportunity and a very select and private meet and greet session. Arnie will also take part in a black tie dinner event at The Grand Pavillion, Leeds.

“For once I won’t have a publicist saying, ‘Don’t ask him about his private life, don’t ask him how much money he makes, how much is in the bank,’ all that kind of stuff,” he said of the UK dates. “England really was the country that gave me the biggest break in my career. I »

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Ivan Reitman on Ghosbusters 3 and Triplets

17 August 2014 10:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Ivan Reitman on why he's not directing Ghostbusters 3, and the current state of the Twins sequel...

Work is ongoing on a pair of belated sequels, each of which involves Ivan Reitman to various degrees. In a new chat with Coming Soon, he's given an update on each project.

Reitman stepped down as director of Ghostbusters 3 earlier this year, following the death of Harold Ramis. He confirmed that he's still very much involved as a producer, but said that "I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn't necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn't need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we're going to have the quality and style »

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Reitman On Turning Down "Ghostbusters 3"

16 August 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

For a long time, the original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct the in-development third film in the series. Following years of being stuck in development hell, the film finally started to become a reality in recent months.

Just as that happened, Reitman bowed out of the director's chair and was quickly replaced by "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig with talk that an all-female version of the franchise could be in the works.

Reitman, out doing interviews for the DVD & Blu-ray release of his football drama "Draft Day," spoke with Coming Soon this week about why he decided to opt out of returning as director on "Ghostbusters 3":

"I am very involved. I'm a producer of the film. I wasn't giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn't necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn't need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. »

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First Images From Zombie Family Drama Maggie

11 August 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Maggie promises a very different Arnold Schwarzenegger film, with only a 12% chance that he'll be chomping on a cigar while firing a giant gun. This quieter tale of a father caring for his daughter in a terrifying situation is headed to the Toronto International Film Festival and, via Collider, we have some new pictures. The long-gestating Maggie, written by John Scott 3 and directed by Henry Hobson, finds Schwarzenegger as Wade, a Midwestern farm dad coping with the fact that his young daughter (Breslin’s title character) has been infected by an (un)deadly virus during a zombie apocalypse. Plagued with guilt and indecision, he decides not to put a bullet in her noggin as she slowly deteriorates, choosing instead to spend all the time she has left by her side.From the looks of these first images, it appears that the tone could stretch Schwarzenegger, who has usually stuck »

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Disney Classics Getting Blu-Ray Release August 12th – Tarzan, Hercules, And More

6 August 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

A slew of classic Disney movies are hitting for the first time on Blu-Ray, including one double-pack release, and you’re going to want to make sure to pick these up. You haven’t paid attention to some of these titles for a while, and it’s about time you got the chance to catch them on Blu-Ray. The best part is that there’s a great mix of releases hitting. Bedknobs and Broomsticks is all but lost in the cultural consciousness, and it deserves a return. The Academy Award-winning movie from the year I was born is filled with a lot of fun and adventure, and like most Disney films, holds up well for a whole new generation.

The rest of the group covers a great spectrum, including two animated “big” titles, and a 10th Anniversary release. There’s a lot to expose your family to here, so check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Can Bautista End the Curse of Tor Johnson?

1 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Marvel Studios is taking its biggest risk yet with Guardians of the Galaxy, banking on an obscure team of heroes to bridge the gap until the next Avengers flick roars into theaters. But there's an even larger obstacle standing in the way of box-office success: Dave Bautista.

To the uninitiated, Bautista is a six-time world champion in Vince McMahon's wrestling circus, and one of the most iconic squared-circle stars of the last decade. In Guardians, he plays intergalactic warrior Drax the Destroyer, which is unquestionably his biggest role to date. »

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The 1991 memo that predicted Hollywood's future

12 July 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In 1991, Jeffrey Katzenberg penned a legendary memo that called the future of Hollywood - and inspired Jerry Maguire. But what did it say?

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On 11th January 1991, the-then head of The Walt Disney Company's motion picture division, Jeffrey Katzenberg, sent out a memo. Running to over 10,000 words, he sent this document to key higher-ups at the studio, noting that "it is meant for internal use only". Naturally, the memo leaked, and was widely ridiculed in the Hollywood trade press as a consequence. Thanks to the wonderful Letters Of Note, you can read it in full here.

If parts of this sound familiar, then it should: Cameron Crowe used Katzenberg's memo, entitled 'The World Is Changing: Some Thoughts On Our Business' as the basis for his 1996 hit, Jerry Maguire.

But re-reading Katzenberg's memo, over 20 years later, the now head of DreamWorks Animation called a lot of things right. In fact, given that as he wrote it, »

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'22 Jump Street': 10 pop-culture references you might have missed (and three you wish you had)

14 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

No doubt fans of 21 Jump Street recognized plenty of callbacks and self-deprecating cracks made by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the über-meta sequel 22 Jump Street. From a running gag about how sequels are more expensive versions of the exact same thing (including undercover partners Schmidt and Jenko’s high-tech new HQ, which Jenko describes as cool “as a Cube of Ice”) to the line “F— you, doves!” (surely a throwback to the first installment’s fan-favorite line “F— you, science!”), the movie was chockablock with them.

That said, judging from some conspicuous moments of silence during gags at the »

- Lanford Beard

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Life lessons learned while watching Kindergarten Cop

11 May 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There are profound messages to be discovered in Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1990 comedy vehicle Kindergarten Cop. Really. Ahem.

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This article contains spoilers for Kindergarten Cop.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with director Ivan Reitman for the first time, the pair struck box office gold. The project that brought them together? Twins, the ultimate high concept movie, that paired Arnie with Danny DeVito. Much money was made, and Twins is one of the films that Arnie is now trying to get a sequel moving to as he attempts to pump life into his box office powers.

Reitman and Schwarzenegger would team up for two more comedies, to which Schwarzenegger appears less interested in resurrecting. Junior would follow in 1994, but it's 1990's Kindergarten Cop that we're focusing on here.

Now Kindergarten Cop wasn't quite the box office triumph that Twins was, but it wasn't far off. Twins took $216m worldwide in 1988 (inflation adjusted, »

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Thn At Lionsgate’s ‘Sabotage’ Press Conference With Arnold Schwarzenegger

8 May 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Everyone has their heroes…some look up to fictional characters, some look up to fireman and police officers, I however, looked to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ever since I first laid eyes upon The Terminator (and wiped them at the heart wrenching conclusion of Terminator 2: Judgement Day) at the strangely young age of seven, Schwarzenegger has been a hero that I have worshipped every day of my life through think and thin. The astounding accomplishments of the Austrian oak (Mr Universe, Hollywood actor, Governor of California) alone are enough to warrant respect and admiration from anyone. However to me, Schwarzenegger is the Hollywood superstar and the determination, discipline and talent that lead him to those amazing accomplishment’s, is why he is my hero.

In early March I had the fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunity, to attend a press conference in the beautiful Savoy Hotel, for Schwarzenegger’s new film Sabotage. »

- Ben Read

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Sabotage Press Conference: Arnold Schwarzenegger talks roles, contracts, Terminator and Triplets

6 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There are few actors who command the attention of everybody in a room quite like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Such was the case at the press conference for his latest thriller, Sabotage – an event that we were fortunate enough to be in attendance.

Joined by television personality Keith Lemon, who was moderating the event, Arnie discusses working alongside David Ayer (End of Watch) and of his own evolution as an actor, as he dwells upon life post-government. He also offers his thoughts on the importance of contracts in the film business, and of upcoming projects he’s involved in, such as the new Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, and also the eagerly anticipated sequel to Twins, Triplets.

End of Watch was a brilliant movie – how do you rate David Ayer as a director of action movies?

I think he’s a very talented man, when you see Training Day you can see he’s a fantastic writer, »

- Stefan Pape

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Bob Hoskins: Danny DeVito pays tribute to late actor

1 May 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Danny DeVito has paid tribute to Bob Hoskins, who died yesterday (April 30) aged 71.

Hoskins was known to have joked about his similar appearance to DeVito, and had once said that he hoped DeVito would play him in a film of his life.

Sorry to hear about Bob Hoskins. He was a fine fine actor and a really good guy. We almost did a movie with Phil Collins! The Three Bears!

Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) May 1, 2014

In a Q&A with The Guardian in 2011, Hoskins had named Twins actor DeVito as his ideal choice to play him in a biopic.

When asked what the worst thing someone had said to him was, he joked: "Aren't you Danny DeVito?"

Many stars from stage and screen paid tribute to Bob Hoskins after hearing of his death due to pneumonia yesterday.

Samuel L Jackson, Stephen Fry and Alfred Molina were among the actors to pass »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sabotage being like Predator, Terminator 5

30 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an explosive return to cinemas this month with Sabotage, a David Ayer-directed action-thriller about a team of DEA agents who find themselves getting taken down by unknown assailants.

With the likes of Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway as his co-stars, Sabotage has shades of the tough-as-nails ensembles in Arnie's back catalogue.

"The movie this reminds me the most of this is Predator," Schwarzenegger told Digital Spy.

"I was surrounded by the toughest guys to go into the jungle to kick butt."

Schwarzenegger discusses his Sabotage Swat training, and a return to some iconic roles from his past such as the T-800 in Terminator: Genesis.

"It's an honour to be asked back, I'm delighted - not only for the Terminator movie - but to be asked to do Conan and be asked to do a sequel to Twins."

The actor also voiced his admiration for new Terminator director Alan Taylor, »

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Josh Gad Sets Up Family Adventure Project at Disney

23 April 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Josh Gad, the actor who voiced Olaf in Disney Animation's billion dollar hit Frozen, is reteaming with the studio for a live-action project. Gad has set up an untitled tentpole family adventure comedy with a sci-fi twist. He is writing the script with his partner, Ryan Dixon. Dixon is currently writing Triplets, the sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito 1988 comedy Twins, being developed by Universal. He also co-wrote the indie comedy Opening Night. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' Gad will be seen in Zach Braff's movie Wish I Was Here and will shoot Pixels

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

16 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Terminator came out in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrived seven years later. In the interim, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a new kind of action megastar, headlining a string of era-defining beefcake blockbusters. Commando, Predator, The Running Man, and Total Recall: The very titles echo down through history, dripping with gunsmoke and bicep sweat. But that era was coming to an end. The ’80s were over. Always a savvy operator, Schwarzenegger was already planning his pivot: Twins and Kindergarten Cop offered a kinder, gentler Arnold. (He loves kids! He loves De Vito!)

And so the essential twist that led to »

- Darren Franich

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Director Ivan Reitman on Triplets and Ghostbusters 3

14 April 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:52

Ghostbusters 3 is looking far more likely than Triplets, according to Ivan Reitman...

With his new film, Draft Day, now playing in Us cinemas (albeit with no sign of a UK release date), director Ivan Reitman has been doing interviews for his new film. Inevitably, both Twins sequel Triplets and the upcoming Ghostbusters 3 have come up.

Read or listen to an Arnold Schwarzenegger interview at the moment, and you'd think that Triplets was pretty much a done deal. However, Reitman - in conversation with Collider - has thrown some doubt on it. "I know Universal is sort of working on that script", he admitted. But he added "I'm not sure. I think it's a tough go, but it could be... I don't really have a strong sense of it just yet".

He's more positive on Ghostbusters 3. "I think Ghostbuster 3 will probably go. »

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