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Keira Knightley Circling Role In David Frankel’s Star-Studded Collateral Beauty

9 February 2016 2:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a busy twenty-four hours in the Collateral Beauty camp. Earlier today, we brought you the news that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema had finally settled on a release date for David Frankel’s character drama – opposite Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, no less – and now Keira Knightley is the latest in line to join the film’s starry ensemble.

Will Smith is front and center for this one, headlining Collateral Beauty as a New York marketing executive who finds himself down in the dumps after a personal tragedy strikes. Flanking him for Frankel’s unconventional drama are Helen Mirren, Edward Norton and Naomie Harris, along with End of Watch and Ant-Man star Michael Peña. And though casting specifics have remained under lock and key for now, Knightley is reportedly circling the role of Love.

You see, for Collateral Beauty, the script – one penned by Allan Loeb »

- Michael Briers

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‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’

5 February 2016 3:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Italian helmer Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct the erotic thriller “Laughter in the Dark,” based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel.

Muccino, whose credits include “Playing for Keeps,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” will direct from a script by newcomers Bradley McManus and Justin Parker.

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions will produce with Sander Soeth of Intuit Films. Stone Village has partnered with investment firm Source Rock Partners to finance the pic.

The story follows a wealthy art dealer and family man who falls in love with an aspiring actress who becomes his muse.  When he leaves his wife and family for her, his life spins out of control.

Casting is starting immediately for a mid May start in New York.

Laughter in the Dark” was first published in 1932. It was the basis of a 1969 French-British drama directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson and Anna Karina. »

- Dave McNary

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Will Smith Boycotts Oscars with Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee

21 January 2016 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after the Oscar nominations were announced one week ago today, several fans, actors and filmmakers alike voiced their displeasure about the lack of diversity among the nominations. Last weekend, filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced that they plan on boycotting the awards ceremony, which will air on ABC Sunday, February 28, hosted by Chris Rock. It wasn't clear at the time if Jada Pinkett Smith's husband Will Smith will be joining her in boycotting the awards ceremony, but the actor revealed on Good Morning America that he will be not be attending or watching the awards show.

"No. My wife's not going. It would be awkward to show up with Charlize (Theron). We've discussed it. We're part of this community. But at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say, 'This is Ok.'"

Will Smith has been nominated for an Oscar twice »

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Will Smith Says He Won’t Attend Oscars

21 January 2016 6:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Will Smith has joined his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, in vowing not to attend the Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony in protest over the lack of diversity among nominees in major categories this year. Smith’s decision comes as pressure mounts on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to address what many are calling the org’s diversity crisis.

Smith told “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts on Thursday that he is “uncomfortable” with the situation. For the second year in a row, the 20 acting nominees are all white. Smith generated Oscar buzz this awards season for his work in the football drama “Concussion.”

“My wife’s not going. It would be awkward to show up with Charlize (Theron),” he said. “We’ve discussed it. We’re part of this community. But at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say, ‘This is Ok.'”

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- Cynthia Littleton

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…And another new ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer

20 January 2016 12:55 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

After yesterday’s Suicide Squad poster, Warner Bros. have released the new trailer for the film, which debuted on The CW in the Us last night as part of the DC Films Presents: Dawn of The Justice League special. Check it out below:

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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- Phil Wheat

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Suicide Squad teaser trailer: “Let’s go save the world”

19 January 2016 11:56 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The new Suicide Squad teaser trailer has landed. The promo comes courtesy of Warner Bros. and features a brand new look at the upcoming DC villains flick, which hits cinemas in August. The teaser, like that very strange Star Trek Beyond trailer we saw a month or so ago, is backed by a popular musical track, but by using the stunning tones of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, WB have seemingly hit the nail directly on the head.

Here’s the synopsis.

An all-star roster of actors has joined new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”).

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” “Focus”) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night”, “Robocop”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus,” upcoming the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn »

- Paul Heath

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Another new ‘Suicide Squad’ poster

19 January 2016 3:03 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

After yesterday’s Suicide Squad individual character posters and “logo” poster, Warner Bros. have released yet Another one-sheet poster for the film – this time mixing art with traditional photo imagery (and I though that WB were going to be original and stick with actual art for this film… for shame). This new poster has been released in anticipation of the DC Films Presents: Dawn of The Justice League special that will be airing on The CW tonight.

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they »

- Phil Wheat

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First poster for DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’

17 January 2016 1:38 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With the new Suicide Squad trailer set to be released on Tuesday, here’s the first poster for the film – which has also been accompanied by a slew of individual character posters featuiring the same artwork, which you can find plastered all over the social media channels for the film and its stars!

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or »

- Phil Wheat

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Brand new image of the titular ‘Suicide Squad’

10 January 2016 2:09 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

As if the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. also have another DC Comics film up their proverbial sleeve… Suicide Squad. Yes, DC’s super villain team come to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (Fury). Besides helming the film, Ayer is also writing the script for the film, which is being produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

Suicide Squad stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali, Focus) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (Run All Night, Robocop) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Alexander) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (Divergent, The Water Diviner) as Boomerang; Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, Pan) as »

- Phil Wheat

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Director Gabriele Muccino Inks With Paradigm

4 January 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Gabriele Muccino has signed with Paradigm. The Italy-born director is coming off his most recent helming effort, last year’s Russell Crowe-Amanda Seyfried pic Fathers And Daughters. He had been at Wme. Muccino is best known for 2006’s The Pursuit Of Happyness, which earned star Will Smith a Best Actor Oscar nomination. They paired up again for Seven Pounds in 2008, and Muccino helmed the Gerard Butler romantic comedy Playing For Keeps in 2013. The helmer first… »

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"Football Dad" Will Smith Explains Why He Decided to Star in Concussion

3 January 2016 3:50 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Will Smith had two very special people by his side at the Palm Springs International Film Festival today: his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Dr. Bennet Omalu, whom he plays in Concussion. Will earned the Variety Creative Impact acting award at a brunch hosted by the publication and Mercedes-Benz for his portrayal of the doctor, whose pioneering and controversial work on brain damage and the National Football League made waves in and beyond the world of sports. The movie itself has also been subject to some criticism over how it portrays some of the key people and events in the real-life story, which the filmmakers have defended. Today, Will himself talked about another dilemma: that of being a self-proclaimed football lover starring in a movie that's highly critical of the game and league. "I'm a football dad. My son [Trey] played at Oaks Christian for four years, and it was some »

- Lindsay Miller

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