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Whedon's Original Justice League Opening Was Too Funny for Warner Bros.

Whedon's Original Justice League Opening Was Too Funny for Warner Bros.
As Warner Bros.' Justice League enters its second week in theaters, new details have surfaced about the opening scene, and how it was originally conceived as much more comedic. If you haven't yet seen Justice League, there will be some Spoilers below, but actor Holt McCallany revealed in a new interview that the first few minutes that he appears in where much funnier than what made it to the screen, as conceived by Justice League reshoots director Joss Whedon. Unfortunately, the scene that Joss Whedon wrote had to be reconceived, per request of the studio. Here's what he had to say below.

"I love Joss Whedon. My scene with Batman was originally conceived as a comedic scene. That's how Joss wrote it, and that's how we shot it. I thought it came out great, but the studio felt it would be a mistake to open the film with a completely comedic scene,
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Milo Ventimiglia Joins Jennifer Lopez’s Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Milo Ventimiglia Joins Jennifer Lopez’s Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
Milo Ventimiglia will play Jennifer Lopez’s longtime boyfriend in the upcoming romantic comedy “Second Act.”

Ventimiglia recently received an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role as Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STXfilms with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who’s collaborated with Lopez before, and Justin Zackham.

The movie is in the vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Second Act” is written by Zackham (“Lights Out”) and Goldsmith-Thomas. The producers are Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez, Zackham, and Benny Medina.

Leah Remini is attached to portray the best friend and fellow employee of Lopez’s character and Vanessa Hudgens will play an
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Colman Domingo Joins Barry Jenkins’ Drama ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Colman Domingo Joins Barry Jenkins’ Drama ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Fear the Walking Dead” star Colman Domingo has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Regina King, Stephan James, and KiKi Layne with filming underway in New York.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. Domingo plays the father of Layne’s character who makes his daughter’s crusade his own.

The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production deal with Annapurna. Jenkins has been working closely with the Baldwin Estate to write the screenplay, and production
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Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
Vanessa Hudgens has joined the cast of “Second Act,” the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STXfilms with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

The movie is in the vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Hudgens will play a young executive at a consumer goods company. She’s currently filming Ken Marino’s “Dog Days,” and most recently starred in the NBC series “Powerless.” Her additional credits include “Spring Breakers,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Machete Kills,” the Broadway revival of “Gigi,” and as Rizzo in “Grease: Live” in 2016.

Second Act” is written by Zackham (“Lights Out”) and Goldsmith-Thomas. Producers are Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez, Zackham, and Benny Medina.
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Leah Remini Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Leah Remini Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
STXfilms has signed Leah Remini to join the cast of “Second Act,” the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by Stx with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

Remini currently stars on the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” and recently won her first Emmy for her A&E series, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. ” The latter show is currently in its second season.

Remini will portray best friend and fellow employee of Lopez’s character in “Second Act.” The movie is in the vein of “Maid In Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Remini is best known starring with Kevin James in the sitcom “The King of Queens.” She also played
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TVLine Items: Fox Orders More Star, Bachelor Vet Is Speechless and More

TVLine Items: Fox Orders More Star, Bachelor Vet Is Speechless and More
Fox is increasing its Star power.

The network has ordered five additional episodes of the music drama, bringing the Season 2 total to 18 installments.

RelatedConnie Britton to Star in Fox’s 9-1-1 Drama Series From Ryan Murphy

In its new timeslot behind Empire, ratings for the show’s Season 2 opener were up 20 percent from last March’s finale.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Former Bachelor star Nick Viall will guest on the ABC comedy Speechless as a B-movie actor who takes his craft way too seriously, our sister site Deadline reports. In the episode, airing in late November,
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Everything You Need to Know About the TV Adaptation of Sweetbitter

Starz, the home of Outlander and The Girlfriend Experience, is developing your next TV obsession: Sweetbitter. The network announced on July 31 that it is working on a half-hour drama adaptation of this 2016 bestselling novel, so here's everything you need to know about the project so far. 1. It's based on a bestselling book. Sweetbitter is based on Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name, which NPR named one of the best books of 2016. The book follows the life of 22-year-old Tess, who moves to New York from Ohio and begins working at a renowned downtown restaurant, which leads her to a life of drugs, alcohol, love, dive bars, and fine dining. 2. It is inspired by Danler's own story. Danler wrote her novel while waitressing at Union Square Care and attending The New School for her Mfa, so she very much drew on her own experiences, though Tess is not a carbon copy of the author.
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TVLine Items: Billy Zane Visits Legends, Jason O'Mara to High Castle and More

TVLine Items: Billy Zane Visits Legends, Jason O'Mara to High Castle and More
Legends of Tomorrow is staging a Titanic reunion, tapping Billy Zane to portray politician and showman P.T. Barnum, who founded Barnum & Bailey Circus (aka “The Greatest Show on Earth”).

Per EW.com, Zane will guest-star in a Season 3 episode, during which he will share the screen with Titanic castmate Victor Garber, who plays Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm on the CW series.

On Legends, Barnum is “the villain of our story,” but he is also “just a guy who wants to put on a good show,” executive producer Phil Klemmer previews.

Zane’s TV credits include Guilt, The Deep End,
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Jeepers Creepers 3 Finds Its Creeper Hunter

Jeepers Creepers 3 Finds Its Creeper Hunter
After more than a decade, the Jeepers Creepers franchise is getting ready to make its return to the big screen. We recently reported that Jeepers Creepers 3 has finally started filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with original director Victor Salva back at the helm. Now it has been revealed that actor Brandon Stacy has been brought on board the cast of Jeepers Creepers 3 to lead the charge on the hunt for the Creeper.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the 34-year-old actor, who had bit parts in big movies like The Big Short and Terminator: Genisys, will be playing a major role in Jeepers Creepers 3. According to the report, Brandon Stacy will be playing a police deputy named Miller who leads a group of people on the hunt for the Creeper in his off hours. He will be joining original Jeepers Creepers star Gina Phillips, who will also be looking
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Real-Time Hurricane Drama From Svu Alum Gets Pilot Order at NBC

Real-Time Hurricane Drama From Svu Alum Gets Pilot Order at NBC
Tick-tick-tick… NBC is taking 24‘s real-time gimmick and setting it in the eye of a hurricane.

The Peacock Network has ordered a pilot for an untitled medical drama (formerly known as Salvation) from former Law & Order: Svu showrunner Warren Leight and Oscar-winning writer Paul Haggis, TVLine has learned. In it, the doctors and nurses at an understaffed Brooklyn hospital have to cope with being the only trauma center open when a devastating hurricane hits during a holiday weekend. And it will all play out in real-time, in what NBC is calling an “extreme event” series.

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Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates Epic 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like At The Devil’S Door (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and The Demolisher were brought to our attention thanks to the fest and this year, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Fantasia has announce its first wave of films and some exciting and impressive guests. Also unveiled, is the 20th anniversary poster art, courtesy of award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron, showcasing iconic themes from previous years. Read on and be on the lookout for info on F.I.F.F’s Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21–24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th but until then, here is enough info the make you fright fanatics go nuts.
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Captain Kirk Star Trek Beyond Character Poster Unveiled

Captain Kirk Star Trek Beyond Character Poster Unveiled
They saved the best for last, obviously! After last week brought tons of new Star Trek Beyond images and footage, the fun continues into this week with the final two character posters. Paramount Pictures has been celebrating the franchise's 75th Anniversary. Right before the Memorial Day weekend, the studio debuted the second trailer for their highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which hits theaters nationwide July 22. They then proceeded to slowly release various character posters, including Sofia Boutella's Jaylah, Karl Urban's Bones, Zachary Quinto's Mr. Spock, Anton Yelchin's Chekov, Simon Pegg's Scotty, John Cho's Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura. Today, we get the last two main characters, with Chris Pine once again taking the Captain's Chair as James T. Kirk and Idris Elba as the main villain Krull.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in Paramount's globally popular Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry
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Scotty, Sulu and Uhura Get Star Trek Beyond Character Posters

Scotty, Sulu and Uhura Get Star Trek Beyond Character Posters
After last week brought us a tsunami of Star Trek Beyond image and footage, the fun continues this week with even more new character posters. Paramount Pictures has been celebrating the franchise's 75th Anniversary. Right before the Memorial Day weekend, the studio debuted the second trailer for their highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which hits theaters nationwide July 22. They then proceeded to slowly release various character posters, including Sofia Boutella's Jaylah, Karl Urban's Bones, Zachary Quinto's Mr. Spock and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. Today, we get another big trio of one-sheets. They feature Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in Paramount's globally popular Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.
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Over 20 Star Trek Beyond Photos Have the Enterprise Crew Separated

Over 20 Star Trek Beyond Photos Have the Enterprise Crew Separated
One week ago today, we finally got to see new footage from Star Trek Beyond, with Paramount debuting the second trailer during a huge fan event on the studio lot in Hollywood. Over the past few days, the studio has rolled out new characters posters to get fans ready for this July 22 release. Today we have a new photo gallery from this sequel, which offers glimpses at old and new characters alike.

In Paramount's Star Trek 3, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The movie comes as the franchise celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek series, which debuted in the fall of 1966. It has been confirmed that Star Trek Beyond will be set during the U.S.S. Enterprise's five-year mission to explore new worlds.
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Over 20 Star Trek Beyond Photos Have the Enterprise Crew Separated

Over 20 Star Trek Beyond Photos Have the Enterprise Crew Separated
One week ago today, we finally got to see new footage from Star Trek Beyond, with Paramount debuting the second trailer during a huge fan event on the studio lot in Hollywood. Over the past few days, the studio has rolled out new characters posters to get fans ready for this July 22 release. Today we have a new photo gallery from this sequel, which offers glimpses at old and new characters alike.

In Paramount's Star Trek 3, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The movie comes as the franchise celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek series, which debuted in the fall of 1966. It has been confirmed that Star Trek Beyond will be set during the U.S.S. Enterprise's five-year mission to explore new worlds.
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Fox Under Fire in Italy Over Postponed ‘Independence Day’ Release

Fox Under Fire in Italy Over Postponed ‘Independence Day’ Release
Rome — Twentieth Century Fox is under fire from Italy’s exhibitors’ orgs for moving the Italian release of “Independence Day: Resurgence” from its announced July 6 bow to a September 8 slot.

They claim the move will have a strong negative impact on the country’s summer box office intake, historically a major sore spot.

Heated reactions by local movie theater operators to being deprived of “Independence Day” in July underline what is considered the main stumbling block holding up Italy’s growth as a movie market: the lack of a year-round moviegoing season. Being backed up on summer releases basically causes a glut the rest of the year.

The drop in summer attendance used to be attributed to the fact that many Italians hit the beach in those months and to a lack of air-conditioned venues. But in more recent years the problem is seen as simply due to a lack of strong product.
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Fantasia 2016 to Honor Guillermo del Toro, First Wave of Films Include Lights Out and Under The Shadow

The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro with the Cheval Noir Award, and the newly revealed first wave of programming includes screenings of Lights Out, Abattoir, In a Valley of Violence, Under the Shadow, Trash Fire, Teenage Cocktail, and more:

Press Release: Montreal, May 26, 2016 – The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 14-August 2, with its Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21-24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th. In the meantime, the festival is excited to announce a selected first wave of titles, along with several special happenings.

For Fantasia’s 2016 poster, the festival has once again turned to award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron.
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Fantasia fest to honour Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike

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Fantasia fest to honour Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike
Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.Scroll down for first wave of titles

Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike are set to attend the 20th anniversary edition of Fantasia International Film Festival (July 14-Aug 2) in Montreal.

In his first-ever appearance at the festival, del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) will be presented with the Cheval Noir award.

He will also deliver a masterclass and host the Canadian premiere of documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, in which he is featured.

Meanwhile, prolific director Miike will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for the mark he has left on the festival over its 20 years. Nearly 30 of his films have been showcased at Fantasia and he has opened the festival three times.

Miike will also host the North American premiere of his latest film Terraformars, about a team of misfits who must fight humanoid cockroaches to colonise Mars, and As The
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Spock and Chekov Get Star Trek Beyond Character Posters

Spock and Chekov Get Star Trek Beyond Character Posters
The Star Trek Beyond fun continues today with even more character posters. This past Friday night, Paramount Pictures debuted the second trailer for their highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which hits theaters nationwide July 22. The studio also released three new posters. Yesterday, Paramount started rolling out character posters for each member of the cast, with Sofia Boutella's Jaylah and Karl Urban's Bones getting their own one-sheets. Now two more character posters have arrived. The first features Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock And the second one has Anton Yelchin as Chekov.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in Paramount's globally popular Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In Star Trek 3, the Enterprise crew
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Star Trek Beyond Bones and Jaylah Character Posters Unveiled

Star Trek Beyond Bones and Jaylah Character Posters Unveiled
It's been a big week for Star Trek Beyond. This past Friday night, Paramount Pictures debuted the second trailer for their highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel. Which hits theaters nationwide July 22. The studio also released three new posters. Now, starting today, Paramount is rolling out character posters for each member of the cast, starting with Sofia Boutella's Jaylah and Karl Urban's Bones.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in Paramount's globally popular Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In Star Trek 3, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The movie
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