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Why Shia Labeouf Needs a Career Reboot

5 April 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Shia Labeouf needs to press the reset button. The once-bright new face from 2007’s franchise-kickstarting “Transformers” reached a career lowlight over the weekend when “Man Down,” the drama in which he plays a former U.S. Marine suffering from Ptsd, sold exactly one ticket in the U.K. The film has since picked up two more patrons, bringing the total number of tickets sold to three.

It’s worth noting that “Man Down” is booked for just one showing per day in one theater in Burnley, England, and brought in a little more than $450,000 after opening in the U.S. last December, but the film’s dismal U.K. opening is illustrative of the precipitous decline Labeouf’s acting career has taken in recent years.

Read More: Shia Labeouf’s ‘Man Down’ Sold Only One Ticket During Its UK Opening Weekend

Since starring in Lars Von Trier’s two-part “Nymphomaniac »

- Graham Winfrey

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Jessica Chastain Reveals How Tom Cruise Saved 'Zero Dark Thirty'

3 April 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jessica Chastain would never have made Zero Dark Thirty if it weren’t for one person: Tom Cruise.

“I got cold-called by [director] Kathryn Bigelow,” said the actress, describing how she first got word of the role as a CIA agent for the 2012 film. “I was in Toronto, and I had heard from [producer] Megan Ellison. We had done a film, [2012’s] Lawless, together. And she said, ‘By the way, do you know Kathryn Bigelow’s trying to get a hold of you? She wants to meet with you on something.’ And I was like, ‘What? Please give her »

- Stephen Galloway

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Annapurna Pictures Supercut Celebrates ‘The Master,’ ‘Spring Breakers’ and More Hits — Watch

30 March 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison has released a supercut highlighting everything the company has done since its foundation in 2011. The 131-second-long reel is a celebration of the company’s great accomplishments in its mere six years of existence.

Read More: Annapurna Pictures Hires Adriene Bowles as President of Publicity, Its First Move As An Awards-Season Distributor

The clip opens with Joaquin Phoenix in his role of Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 drama “The Master.” Jessica Chastain makes an appearance in John Hillcoat’s crime drama “Lawless,” which also stars Shia LeBouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke. The reel also includes scenes from “20th Century Woman,” starring Annette Bening; “Sausage Party;” “Spring Breakers,” starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson; and much more.

Read More: Annapurna Pictures To Launch Distribution and Marketing Division with Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Untitled Detroit Project

Up next for Annapurna is the »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Bruce Willis Confirms $5.9 Million Arbitration Win Over Aborted Film

27 March 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has entered judgments totaling $5.9 million in favor of Bruce Willis for a deal the actor made to star in a film titled Wake about a sociopath who attempts to reconnect with his estranged family.

The production was originally handled by Exclusive Media before being taken over by Benaroya Pictures, run by Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Lawless, The Words). According to court documents, Willis was offered $7 million and 10 percent of backend net profits for a $25 million budgeted film to be shot in Georgia.

The parties, including CAA on behalf of Willis, negotiated an escrow »

- Eriq Gardner

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Black Mirror season 4: Charlie Brooker discusses his "worrisome" predictions

8 March 2017 4:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Apr 12, 2017

Charlie Brooker is hoping that nothing in season 4 of Black Mirror comes true. Strong language ahead for those of a sensitive nature.

It hasn't escaped Charlie Brooker's attention that his show Black Mirror, which now has a new home on Netflix and a budget to match, tends to have a habit of coming true in certain cases. 

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There was second season tale The Waldo Moment, which seemed to obliquely predict the rise of Donald Trump, series opener The National Anthem, which was one of the first references made during then-Prime Minister David Cameron's 2015 'Piggate' scandal, and all the other "oh my god, that is So Black Mirror" bits and bobs that have cropped up since, like the recent app Peeple that lets you rate, well, people - which didn't work »

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Black Mirror Season 4 Taps Triple 9’s John Hillcoat As New Details Surface

21 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From The Road to Lawless to star-studded crime saga Triple 9, John Hillcoat is a director that specializes in the art of crafting dark, engrossing stories around deeply human characters, even if the latter two movies aren’t talked about in the same breath as his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s apocalyptic masterclass – and rightfully so.

Since orchestrating a melange of crooked criminals and equally crooked cops in Triple 9, there’s been nary a mention of Hillcoat’s next project, but it seems The Tracking Board (via /Film) has today brought an end to that admittedly brief radio silence. Sources close to Ttb now claim the writer-director has climbed on board to direct an episode of Black Mirror season 4, Charlie Brooker and Netflix’s jet-black anthology series that examines far-future technology through a very particular, and often crushingly bleak, lens. The episode, rumored to be titled “Crocodile,” will purportedly focus on two female protagonists, »

- Michael Briers

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The Honorees at the 2017 PGA Awards

25 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A TV legend, big screen players, and one of the year’s most celebrated films earn honors.

James L. Brooks

Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

To build a highlight reel of memorable moments from the television career of Brooks is a challenge that few editors would want to undertake. But the 20-time Emmy winner, whose CV includes such groundbreaking series as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” and is this year’s recipient of the Producers Guild Awards’ Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, was recently charged with just such a task. Brooks found that the easiest path to a solution was to recall the program where the collaboration between talent in front of and behind the camera gelled. “Everything is a marriage of actors and writers, and what makes those stories happen is that if it’s a good coupling,” he says. To that end, »

- Paul Gaita and Dave McNary

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How to Identify the Four 'Peak Tom Hardy' Types

17 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »

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Tom Hardy Addresses Star Wars: Episode VIII Cameo Rumor

7 January 2017 6:46 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a while since we heard anything about this one, but about eight months back a rumor hit the web that claimed Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Lawless, Dunkirk) was set to shoot a cameo for Rian Johnson’s follow-up to The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Apparently, the Academy Award-nominated actor was going to appear in a brief scene as a First Order Stormtrooper, in much the same way Daniel Craig popped up in the previous film.

Up until now, Hardy hasn’t commented on the rumor one way or the other, but during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he was quizzed about it again and although he did play coy, it’s worth pointing out that there was no denial.

Here’s the exchange in full:

Rumor has it you’re going to be a Stormtrooper in the next Star Wars movie. True? »

- Mark Cassidy

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