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Jessica Chastain Reveals Mama 2 May Be Nothing But A Ghost

5 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While Jessica Chastain has been climbing the Hollywood ranks with conviction, starring in Oscar nominees such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, I rather liked her role as a punk-rocking “mother” in the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama. I know it wasn’t a critical darling by any means, but the whole movie was a bit of fantastical horror with a true family vibe, so when it was announced that Mama 2 was entering the early stages of production, I actually showed some excitement.

Fast-forward over a year and there hasn’t been a single piece of news on the sequel. Mama director Andres Muschiett was supposed to helm Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, but left citing creative differences, and his sister Barbara expressed only surprise after initially hearing that a Mama sequel was in the “early stages,” so it’s no surprise that news is sparse. David Kosse, »

- Matt Donato

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'In the Heat of the Night' TV Series Reboot in Development at MGM

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Help director Tate Taylor is teaming up with Warren Littlefield to develop a new TV series based on the 1967 Best Picture winner In The Heat Of The Night.

The original film starred Sidney Poitier as an Africa-American detective named Virgil Tibbs, who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially volatile Southern town. Rod Steiger won an Oscar for playing the small-town sheriff who objects to Mr. Tibbs' presence.

The new series will be set in present day Mississippi, Tate Taylor's home state, examining race, inequality and prejudice through contemporary characters. The project will be shopped to cable networks over the next few weeks.

During his time as an NBC programming executive, Warren Littlefield developed an earlier version of In the Heat of the Night TV series which starred Carroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. The show ran between 1988 and 1995, with four seasons airing on NBC »

- MovieWeb

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"In the Heat of the Night" Returns To TV

11 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

MGM is continuing plans to make money out of its old catalogue titles and has announced plans for a new TV series adaptation of 1967 cinematic classic "In the Heat of the Night".

Set in the present day, the series aims to examine issues of race, justice and inequality through the eyes of characters in Mississippi. "Fargo" TV series producer Warren Littlefield and "The Help" director Tate Taylor are serving as executive producers.

Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning original film starred Sidney Poitier as a police detective sent to investigate a murder in a small Southern town in the face of hostility from the local sheriff (Rod Steiger).

The film was previously adapted into a successful TV series which ran for eight seasons across NBC and CBS from 1988 to 1995 which Littlefield was also involved in.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Rebels Get Their Wings In New Character Posters For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The marketing campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has done a fabulous job at both teasing the new dynamic and tone of the upcoming penultimate installment, while giving everything a propaganda-like spin. We’ve seen some eerily creepy messages from Panem President Snow, and an intriguing teaser showing off the broken but war-ready District 13 that perfectly play like a message war between Katniss’ allies and The Capital.

The next step in the marketing plan kicks things up a notch with a series of “Rebel Warriors” character posters, that show off new and familiar faces geared up for war. There’s Katniss’ longtime friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth), the deadly-looking Cressida (Game of ThronesNatalie Dormer), her assistant Messalla (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Katniss’ bodyguard Boggs (House of Cards alum Mahershala Ali), and brothers Castor and Pollux (The Help‘s Wes Chatham and Daredevil‘s Elden Henson, respectively »

- James Garcia

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An 'In the Heat of the Night' TV Series Reboot is Coming, Courtesy of 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor

13 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

MGM, seemingly uninterested in fresh, novel, original ideas, continues to mine its library for remakes/reboots. You'll recall the recent "RoboCop" and "Carrie" reboots, with remakes of "Poltergeist," "WarGames," "Death Wish," "The Magnificent Seven" and others all in development. Today brings word that the studio is developing a drama series based on its 1967 classic drama "In the Hear of the Night," with none-other-than Tate Taylor (director of "The Help" and "Get on Up") directing. Keep in mind that there has already been a television series based on the film and novel of the same name, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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MGM TV Prepping ‘In The Heat of the Night’ Series with Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield (Exclusive)

15 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic “In the Heat of the Night,” with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers.

Taylor, writer and director of “The Help,” and director of the James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” is set to adapt and direct the new incarnation of “Heat.” Set in the present day, the series aims to examine issues of race, justice and inequality through the eyes of characters in Mississippi, where Taylor is from. Project is expected to be shopped to cable buyers in the coming weeks.

The Help’s” John Norris is also on board as an exec producer with Taylor and Littlefield, who just won an Emmy for shepherding the MGM TV adaptation of “Fargo” for FX.

The 1967 pic (pictured), helmed by Norman Jewison, was a landmark film in the civil rights era as it starred »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Participant boards DreamWorks duo

26 August 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Participant Media has joined Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller and period drama The Light Between Oceans.

Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller will star Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan and is based on a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen from an original script by Matt Charman.

Twentieth Century Fox is co-financing and will handle international distribution on the film, based on the story of an attorney sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot during the Cold War.

Filming is set to commence next month in New York and Berlin. Spielberg will direct and is producing with Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi are the executive producers.

Buena Vista will distribute in the Us on October 16, 2015.

Derek Cianfrance is adapting and will direct Ml Stedman’s novel The Light Between The Oceans, which wil star Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Participant Joins DreamWorks' Spielberg Cold War Thriller and 'The Light Between Oceans'

26 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Social action producer Participant Media and DreamWorks Studios have partnered six times, including two Oscar contenders, Tate Taylor's "The Help" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." So it's no surprise that Participant is joining DreamWorks on two upcoming films that will start filming next month. They are Spielberg’s “Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller,” written by Joel and Ethan Coen from an original script by Matt Charman, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan; and writer-director Derek Cianfrance's period drama "The Light Between Oceans," based on the fiction best-seller by M.L. Stedman, and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.hanks Spielberg's spy thriller tells the true story of attorney James Donovan (Hanks), who is pushed into the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. It »

- Anne Thompson

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Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie thriller 'Maggie' gets U.S. distribution

26 August 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In the genre-subverting apocalyptic thriller Maggie, which Lionsgate just acquired  for North American distribution, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a father grappling with his daughter’s imminent zombie-ness.

John Scott 3’s Black List script imagines a world overtaken by a zombie virus, but focuses the trauma on the relationship between a father and his daughter (Abigail Breslin) as she slowly devolves into one of the cannibalistic undead. Henry Hobson, whose main credits are for designing title sequences for video games, television shows, and films such as The Help and The Walking Dead, directed the film, which also stars Joely Richardson. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Jessica Chastain on Her Busy Fall, Interstellar, and Her Love for The Other Woman

26 August 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Propelled by Oscar-nominated roles in Zero Dark Thirty and The Help, Jessica Chastain has fast become one of our most prolific actresses, but even she’s outdone herself with Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a relationship drama elided over three separate films: one told from the point of view of Chastain’s troubled wife, another from the perspective of her estranged husband (James McAvoy), and a third combining the previous two. That’d be enough for most movie stars, but Chastain also has pivotal parts this fall in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar and J.C. Chandor’s crime drama A Most Violent Year. This month, she rang up Vulture to discuss them all.Eleanor Rigby debuted at film festivals in two separate installments — Him and Her — and wasn’t combined into a Them until Harvey Weinstein picked up the project. Were you wary of the recut? »

- Kyle Buchanan

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New IMAX TV spot for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

26 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have debuted a new extended IMAX TV spot for Interstellar, the eagerly-awaited sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Featuring in the cast of Interstellar are Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Emmy Awards 2014 Live-Blog

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never again, TV Academy.  Never again. I don't care if NBC has to do the Emmys in August because of football and if NBC is scared of going head-to-head with a competing award show. Doing the Emmys on Monday is just wrong. But we shall trudge on! Seth Meyers is hosting. Some fantastic TV shows and actors are nominated.  Follow along. Comment below. Join the fun. Make the fun. 8:00 p.m. Et. That was some of the worst Red Carpet pre-show I've ever watched between E! and NBC. I never thought I'd miss Ryan Seacrest, but there ya go! 8:00 p.m. Seth Meyers was just outside being interviewed by Billy Bush just two minutes ago. How will he make it inside? How?!?!? 8:00 p.m. A countdown! 20 seconds to go. 8:00 p.m. And now Seth is inside on-stage. How Is That Possible, Billy Bush?!? 8:01 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

25 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years after its founding, Participant Media has released some 55 films, from docs "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc.," "Waiting for ‘Superman'" to upcoming Toronto International Film Festival title "Merchants of Doubt" to uplifting features such as "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "The Help," "Contagion" and "Lincoln." As Participant prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is still there--but it's more hidden. In one example, the company just sold U.S. rights to supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, to Vertical Entertainment »

- Anne Thompson

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Chris Columbus Leads Exodus 47

25 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Chris Columbus has a reputation for throwing his producing weight behind dramas that delve into history, including The Help and The Butler. He is now turning his attention to a true-life Holocaust refugee story, starting development on Exodus 47.Mark Friedman is adapting the script from John Grauel’s autobiography. Grauel was a Baptist minister who was aboard the steam ship Exodus 47 on a mission to help deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom shortly after World War II. The ship loaded 4,5000 refugees at the French port of Sète but was turned back near Palestine.The refugees ended up in internment camps in Cyprus, but their story ended up playing a major role in the creation of Israel in 1948. “I am really excited about the chance to bring Exodus 47 to the screen,” Columbus tells Variety. “I find it astounding that this particular and very real version of the Exodus story has never been turned into a movie. »

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Chris Columbus Boards ‘Exodus 47′ Refugee Movie

25 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Crystal City Entertainment, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment have launched development on Holocaust refugee story “Exodus 47.”

Producers are Ari Daniel Pinchot for Cce along with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe and Jennifer Blum for 1492. Robert M. Johnson, Stuart Avi Savitsky and Jonathan Rubenstein will exec produce.

Mark Friedman will write the script,  based on the autobiography of John Grauel, a Baptist minister who was on the Exodus 47 on its mission to deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom in 1947. The ship, a worn-down steamer, picked up 4,500 refugees from the French port of Sete but was turned back near Palestine.

The plight of the refugees, who were taken to interment camps in Cyprus, played a key role in the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

“We’ve always been drawn to inspirational stories about selfless individuals who give of themselves for something greater and this story certainly has those characteristics, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch Fox's Red Band Society Pilot Now!

22 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The sense of community on Fox’s upcoming drama Red Band Society has extended into the real world.

The fall pilot is now streaming on Hulu, as the result of a charity drive that has made the premiere available for 100 hours in return for reaching a $100,000 fundraising goal.

Related  Fall TV First Impression: Fox’s Red Band Society

The drama, which stars Octavia Spencer (The Help) as a nurse overseeing the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital, will be available for viewing until Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 5 pm Est. It can also be seen on Fox.com, Fox Now and Fox »

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Viola Davis. 'Holy s***, that woman can act!'

22 August 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's Matthew Eng on where we are in the career of one of the great screen actresses... 

“Holy shit, I love watching this woman act!” is what I immediately thought during Viola Davis’s doozy of a “big scene” in Get on Up, which nearly every review of Tate Taylor’s surprisingly strong James Brown biopic has been well-inclined to praise. As Brown’s aged, long-estranged mama, Davis—with the aid of terrific star Chadwick Boseman and some pretty expert makeup artists whose numbers Clint Eastwood should find immediately—manages to reinvigorate a set-up familiar from any number of tortured artist-biopics (i.e. absentee parent comes groveling years later to abandoned child-turned-superstar at the peak of his fame) with the same smart, electrifying clarity of character and tender yet tough-minded emotionalism that should be long-recognizable by now to anyone who has seen Doubt or Antwone Fisher or Solaris or Won’t Back Down, »

- Matthew Eng

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Emma Stone and Simon Cowell Do the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, Actress Adorably Nominates Beau "Andrew Gar Field of Dreams"

19 August 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apparently, the Als Ice Bucket challenge is the hottest fad in Hollywood. Countless celebs, including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck, Shakira, Selena Gomez, David Beckham and many more, have all posted videos of themselves being doused in freezing cold water in order to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als)—with Emma Stone being the latest to on the viral bandwagon.  Of course, The Help star adorably nominates her beau Andrew Garfrield and even manages to keep her composure while having icy water dumbed on her head. "I accept the nomination for the Als Ice Bucket Challenge and I hereby nominate Bill Murray, Andrew Gar-Field of Dreams, and Dame Maggie Smith," the »

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Celebrity Big Brother: Meet the housemates - Do you know these stars?

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We're not quite sure we're ready for this. We've only just recovered from Helen Wood's Big Brother win, but that's old news now - because 14 famous faces made their way into the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight! But who are they? Read on for everything you need to know about the bungalow's brand new residents...

Angelique 'Frenchy' Morgan

So who is she? Angelique is a model, exotic dancer and, er, 'adult film star'.

What do I need to know? Angelique is nicknamed Frenchy, presumably because she was raised in Paris. She's probably the star who'll get the most 'who?' comments, but if you want to know your stuff, she landed appearances on the Howard Stern Show after being on Playboy TV. Since then, she's been on reality shows Rock of Love, Charm School and I Love Money - oh, and some of you might be pretending you »

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Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in new images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

14 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last month’s superb trailer [which you can watch here], two new images from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar have arrived online featuring Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises). Check them out…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th, with a cast that also includes Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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