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Mel Gibson’s Past Sins Get Changed by a Time Traveler in Insane Short Film ‘Pumpkin’ — Watch

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Mel Gibson’s Past Sins Get Changed by a Time Traveler in Insane Short Film ‘Pumpkin’ — Watch
They say you should never meet your idols, and this short film learns that lesson the hard way.

Pumpkin” centers on Brian, a Mel Gibson superfan who has “What Women Want” and “The Patriot” posters tacked on his bedroom wall and who attends a Mel Gibson “support group.” Brian wishes he could go back in time and stop his idol from making “The Beaver” (don’t we all?) and one of his fellow superfans has a plan. Taking a page from “Black Mirror,” Brian is given a Tamagotchi that transports him back in time, but what he discovers there will change him and the course of movie history forever.

Read More:‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Review: Mel Gibson Proves to Be One Daddy Too Many in Queasy Holiday Comedy

Pumpkin” was co-written by Brendan Walter (who also directed the short), Jon Lullo, and Dan Shepard. Brian Bonz, who starts as the main character,
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The Full Cast of Jon Favreau's The Lion King Has Officially Been Announced

Director Jon Favreau has assembled quite an incredible cast of actors for Disney's realistic CGI animated remake of The Lion King. Most of the actors on the list we've already known about, but the one big confirmation is that Beyonce will officially be providing the voice of Nala. Here's the synopsis that was released:

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure
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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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‘Geostorm’ Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals ‘Sea Change’ for Hollywood

‘Geostorm’ Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals ‘Sea Change’ for Hollywood
Warner Bros.’ “Geostorm” premiered Monday night at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood while talk of the Harvey Weinstein scandal percolated on the red carpet.

Dean Devlin, who made his directorial debut with the weather disaster take, admitted that he was “stunned” by the sheer volume of the #MeToo postings on social media after actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women who had been been sexually harassed or assaulted to post on social media in solidarity.

“It is depressing; it is overwhelming,” he said. “I hope that maybe this will be the pivotal moment of a sea change where society says ‘enough.’ This is crazy and it has to end.”

As for “Geostorm,” Devlin said its underlying message carries plenty of power, given the number of deadly hurricanes that have struck recently. The film is set in a near future where climate-controlling satellites go haywire and cause a storm of epic proportions, until brothers
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Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in Action-Romance ‘Die in a Gunfight’

Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in Action-Romance ‘Die in a Gunfight’
Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson, Olivia Munn, and Helen Hunt are starring in the action-romance “Die in a Gunfight” as an update on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

The Mark Gordon Company is producing the film, with photography set to begin next month in Boston. Collin Schiffli will direct the film. His 2014 movie “Animals” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

Producers are Tom Butterfield, Mark Gordon and Allyson Seeger of Sunday Night. Sara Smith of Mark Gordon Company will be an executive producer.

Scodelario and Hutcherson will play the star-crossed lovers who share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who teamed on Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” wrote the screenplay.
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‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Trailer Recruits Mel Gibson as the Grandpa You Don’t Want to Invite to Anything

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Trailer Recruits Mel Gibson as the Grandpa You Don’t Want to Invite to Anything
The holidays are about to get hectic in the new trailer for “Daddy’s Home 2.” Director Sean Anders is bringing this dysfunctional family back to the big screen, and adding a few new faces to the chaos.

Read More: Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg Reteam For ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel

Mel Gibson (“The Patriot”) and John Lithgow (“Interstellar”) have joined the cast of the “Daddy’s Home” sequel as polar opposite grandfathers who are in town for the holidays. Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Mark Wahlberg (“Lone Survivor”) and Linda Cardellini (“Freaks and Geeks”) are all returning to reprise their roles from the previous film, while Gibson plays the wild stallion father of Wahlberg’s similarly portrayed character, and Lithgow plays Ferrell’s equally touchy-feely father.

While Wahlberg and Ferrell’s characters seem to be getting along and co-parenting smoothly, Wahlberg is convinced that inviting his father to Christmas will be an absolute disaster,
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7 Things the World Just Found Out About Heath Ledger

7 Things the World Just Found Out About Heath Ledger
Image Source: Getty / Carlo Allegri It's been more than nine years since Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose at the age of 28, and Spike TV is honoring his memory with a new documentary titled I Am Heath Ledger. We were able to see the film at the Tribeca Film Festival before its limited release on May 3 and television premiere on May 17, and it is just as heartbreaking as you would expect. Not only does it include rare footage of the actor, much of which he took himself, but it also features thoughtful interviews from his family and friends, detailing personal stories and unknown facts. Here are seven things we learned about his life and legacy from the documentary. Related37 Ways We'll Always Remember Heath Ledger 1. Mel Gibson Was His Idol Heath was such a big fan of Mel, he actually messed up his audition for The Patriot when they did a screen test together.
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'I Am Heath Ledger': 10 Things We Learned From Spike TV Doc

'I Am Heath Ledger': 10 Things We Learned From Spike TV Doc
"I'm not supposed to be talking about this with you. This is not something that is supposed to be happening right now," musician Ben Harper says at the beginning of the new Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger. "Some people are just bigger than the world has room for."

Harper, a close friend of the actor who died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose, is one of several friends, peers and family members who discuss both the actor's singular talents and constant search for adventure and creative pursuits. The poignant film,
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Heath Ledger’s Sister Kate ‘Screamed and Cried’ While Watching His Documentary for First Time

Heath Ledger’s Sister Kate ‘Screamed and Cried’ While Watching His Documentary for First Time
We chat to Heath Ledger's sister, Kate, about the new documentary "I am Heath Ledger." #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/g8ZH8Q2R9o

— #TheProjectTV (@theprojecttv) May 10, 2017

Heath Ledger‘s oldest sister Kate Ledger had an emotional journey watching the new documentary about his life, I Am Heath Ledger.

The film features rare recordings of the late actor before his untimely death in January 2008 — most of which Kate hadn’t seen before.

“He was incredibly private,” she explained to Australia’s The Project on Wednesday. “None of the footage that’s shown in the film actually came from the family.
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Win Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge on DVD

Having received a 10-minute standing ovation when it first premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Lionsgate is pleased to announce that Hacksaw Ridge – the extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss – will be available to own from 22nd May 2017. To celebrate the release, we’re giving away 2x DVD copies!

From Academy Award winning director Mel GibsonHacksaw Ridge was nominated for six Oscars® at the 89th Academy Awards® including Best Picture; the film took home the award for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing. It was also nominated for five BAFTAs at the 2017 Awards, including Leading Actor; the film was awarded a BAFTA for Best Editing.

Hacksaw Ridge is the epic and inspiring true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield; Silence), the army medic and conscientious objector who, during the bloodiest battle of World War II, saved 75 men without firing a gun. Mel Gibson directs this all-star supporting cast,
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’
If there is any one image you take away from “I Am Heath Ledger,” it’s that of Ledger staring into the camera, spinning it around and around, creating his own sort of impromptu DV-selfie version of the swirling-camera POV dance duets in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Carrie.” The shots are emblematic for a couple of reasons. Ledger, as we learn, was always filming and photographing things, including himself and his friends; it was part of his compulsion to make art, to filter his experience through a vast array of lenses. The bounty of images he left behind is a testament to that creative hunger. Yet the fact that he got off on filming himself so much makes its own statement. “I Am Heath Ledger” is a portrait of the artist as an angelic young narcissist, a self-conjured celebrity image-maker. He was always pushing himself to the next level, which is why,
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Heath Ledger’s Sisters Make Rare Public Appearance the Premiere of His Documentary

Heath Ledger’s Sisters Make Rare Public Appearance the Premiere of His Documentary
Heath Ledger‘s sisters came together Sunday to remember the late actor nine years after his death at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary I Am Heath Ledger, which provides an insightful look at his life as movie star and father as well as his troubled final days.

Ledger’s older sister Kate Ledger and half-sister Ashleigh Bell posed for photos together on the red carpet with the film’s director, Derik Murray.

His sister Kate previously told People in the April 24 cover story that in some ways the “beautiful” film is Ledger’s final gift to his now 11-year-old daughter,
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Watch a Young Heath Ledger in His Unseen Video Diary from 2000’s The Patriot: ‘This Is It’

Watch a Young Heath Ledger in His Unseen Video Diary from 2000’s The Patriot: ‘This Is It’
Nine years after Heath Ledger’s death, members of his inner circle share memories of his zest for life and his troubled final days. Subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

Always with a camera in hand, Heath Ledger captured his nervous excitement on his first day of shooting 2000’s The Patriot.

In never-before-seen footage, debuted exclusively on People and included in the upcoming Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger, the actor films himself alone in his trailer on his first day of shooting, talking about the long months of anticipation he endured
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Heath Ledger Memorable Film Roles

Heath Ledger Memorable Film Roles
Nine years after Heath Ledger’s death, members of his inner circle share memories of his zest for life and his troubled final days. Subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

It’s been almost a decade since Heath Ledger‘s death. The actor, who died from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs in 2008, would have been 38.

Despite having led a short life, the Australian actor and aspiring director accomplished plenty in his career, which consisted of coveted Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and subsequent wins.

He may have preferred a quieter life to the bustle of Hollywood,
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From the People Archive: A Life Cut Short — Inside Heath Ledger’s Life and Tragic Death

From the People Archive: A Life Cut Short — Inside Heath Ledger’s Life and Tragic Death
Nine years after Heath Ledger‘s 2008 death at age 28 from an accidental overdose, those closest to him open up to People in this week’s cover story about the late star’s private side — and discuss the evocative new footage in the upcoming Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger that sheds light on his soulful inner life. Take a look back at People’s 2008 cover story following his tragic death, and subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

The man who inked the name “Matilda” on Heath Ledger‘s stomach couldn’t wait to see his friend again.
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I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Examines a Life Cut Too Short

I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Examines a Life Cut Too Short
Heath Ledger was one of his generation's brightest young actors. An immense and generous talent who burst upon the Hollywood scene, he quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death. Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, and Spike TV present the definitive look at the life and work of this unforgettable actor and artist in I Am Heath Ledger. Spike TV has debuted the first trailer for this documentary that offers a glimpse at the beloved Heath Ledger that fans haven't seen before.

The 90-minute documentary premieres on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00pm Et/Pt, following its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. The upcoming documentary will receive a limited theatrical nationwide release on May 3 with Fathom Events. Tickets and more information are available at FathomEvents.com. I Am Heath Ledger will also have a Digital/DVD release from Virgil Films
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I Am Heath Ledger documentary gets a first trailer

On what would have been his 38th birthday, Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released a trailer for the upcoming documentary I Am Heath Ledger, which explores the life and work of the acclaimed actor, who quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death in 2008. Watch the trailer below after the official synopsis…

“I Am Heath Ledger” provides an intimate look at Heath through the lens of his own camera, with a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage, as he films and often performs in his own personal journey – extravagant in gesture and in action. Through these personal home movies, we get a rare glimpse into his true character – demonstrating his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life.

The film features interviews from those who knew Heath best including close friends,
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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Trailer: Spike TV Unveils Intimate First Look at New Documentary About Late Actor — Watch

Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary “I Am Heath Ledger.” Directed by Derik Murray (“I Am Chris Farley”), the film offers an intimate look at Ledger’s life, as well as his career rise with roles in films such as “10 Things I Hate About You,” “The Patriot,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Dark Knight,” and more.

Read More: Spike TV Announces Wide-Ranging Heath Ledger Documentary for May Broadcast

“He wanted fame, and then when he got it, he didn’t want it,” filmmaker Matt Amato, Ledger’s longtime friend and business partner, says in the trailer. The documentary also features interviews with actors Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn, director Ang Lee, musician Ben Harper, model Chistina Cauche, and other friends and family of the actor.

The trailer opens with footage of Ledger taking pictures with a Rolleiflex camera. The documentary also includes never-before-seen videos shot by the actor.
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Heath Ledger Friend: ‘He Wanted Fame — and Then When He Got It, He Didn’t Want It’

Heath Ledger Friend: ‘He Wanted Fame — and Then When He Got It, He Didn’t Want It’
The first trailer for an upcoming Spike TV documentary on Heath Ledger reveals an intimate look at the actor few really knew — from the lens of his own camera, as he captured his personal journey to stardom.

I Am Heath Ledger comes a little more than nine years after the actor’s tragic death at age 28 from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs. The documentary will air Wednesday, May 17, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Spike TV, as well as at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23.

The documentary features interviews with those who knew Ledger best — Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch,
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