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Film Festival Roundup: BFI London To Open With ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ Michael Fassbender Honored By Tiff And More

21 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column.

– The 60th BFI London Film Festival has announced that Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe” will receive its European Premiere on October 9 at the Odeon Leicester Square, screening in the Festival’s prestigious headline gala section. The film stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. It is Nair’s seventh film to show at the festival.

The film “is the vibrant true story of a young girl, Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende (Oyelowo) a soccer player turned missionary. As a result of the support she receives from her mother Harriet (Nyong’o), family and community, Phiona is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie Won’t Make Money, Ubisoft Chief Says

11 July 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Videogame make Ubisoft isn’t expecting to make a killing off its upcoming film Assassin’s Creed, but that’s not necessarily a problem. The adventure-fantasy film from Twentieth Century Fox starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is basically being used more for videogame sales than movie revenue, The Playlist reports.

“We are not going to earn a lot of money from it,” Alain Corre, head of Ubisoft’s European operations, told McV. “It is a lot more a marketing thing [and] it is also good for the image of the brand. Although we will make some money, it is not the purpose of this movie. The purpose is to bring ‘Assassin’s Creed’ to more people.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he »

- Graham Winfrey

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Georgia Police Officers Caught on Camera Allegedly Fatally Tasering Georgia Man - and High-Fiving Afterward

23 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Mary Ann Sherman's son started acting erratically after smoking synthetic marijuana last November, she did what she thought was the right thing: She called police for help. The Florida mom had no idea her 32-year-old son, Chase Sherman, would end up dead after allegedly being handcuffed and then Tasered multiple times by deputy sheriffs. The deadly incident, which played out in front of his parents' eyes, was caught on police body-camera and dashboard videos, which have been obtained by People. The videos, taken on November 20, 2015, show Chase Sherman apparently resisting arrest as shouts of "Stop fighting!" can be heard in the background. »

- K.C. Baker, @KCBaker77777

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Georgia Police Officers Caught on Camera Allegedly Fatally Tasering Georgia Man - and High-Fiving Afterward

23 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Mary Ann Sherman's son started acting erratically after smoking synthetic marijuana last November, she did what she thought was the right thing: She called police for help. The Florida mom had no idea her 32-year-old son, Chase Sherman, would end up dead after allegedly being handcuffed and then Tasered multiple times by deputy sheriffs. The deadly incident, which played out in front of his parents' eyes, was caught on police body-camera and dashboard videos, which have been obtained by People. The videos, taken on November 20, 2015, show Chase Sherman apparently resisting arrest as shouts of "Stop fighting!" can be heard in the background. »

- K.C. Baker, @KCBaker77777

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Brandi Glanville Reveals the One Thing She Still Can't Get Over About Ex Eddie Cibrian's Wife LeAnn Rimes

5 January 2016 10:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brandi Glanville has a chip on her shoulder regarding LeAnn Rimes. Although it's been six years since her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian had an affair with the country singer, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills revealed she has one remaining issue with Rimes. "We still battle, don't get me wrong," Glanville, 43, told Nik Ritchie's Podcast One. "I have an issue with her posting pictures of my children on holidays. It's horrible. If my ex-husband, if their dad isn't posting pictures, why is she?" Cibrian is the father to Brandi's two sons Mason, 12, and Jake, 8. Rimes, 33, proudly shares moments with »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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