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Pilot News: Projects for Nina Dobrev and Cazzie David, Directing Gig for Patricia Riggen

Dobrev in “The Vampire Diaries”: Annette Brown/The CW

“Vampire Diaries” alumna Nina Dobrev, “Eighty Sixed” web series co-creator and star Cazzie David, and “Miracles from Heaven” director Patricia Riggen have all booked pilots. Dobrev is set to star in CBS sitcom “Fam,” David will topline and co-write Amazon comedy “Half-Empty,” and Riggen will direct an untitled legal drama for Fox.

Written by Corinne Kingsbury, “Fam” will see Dobrev playing Clem, a “grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted, and outspoken” woman whose younger sister (Odessa Adlon) comes to live with her and her fiancé, Deadline reports. Kingsbury is among the project’s EPs.

Clem “was a bit of a hot mess in her younger years, but since then, she has worked hard to create the best version of herself and her life is on track,” the source summarizes. She’s “ecstatic when Jay, the love of her life, proposes. In the ‘best version of herself,
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art shows unused Metallo design

In addition to battling each other, The World’s Finest saw themselves taking on Lex Luthor, Doomsday and KGBeast in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it seems we could have had another classic Superman adversary in the movie.

Via Batman-News, some concept art from illustrator Rob McKinnon has arrived online showing a design for the kryptonite-powered cyborg Metallo:

You may recall that way back in 2013, a rumour emerged claiming that Metallo would be the main antagonist in Batman v Superman, and as the above concept art shows, he was certainly considered at one point or another.

Let us know what you make of the Metallo design, and if you’d like to see him featuring in a future Dceu movie…

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the
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Emma Watson In "Vogue"

Take a look at new images of actress Emma Watson in the March 2018 issue of "Vogue Australia", wearing Stella McCartney, Jil Sander, Rosie Assoulin and Gabriela Hearst, photographed by Peter Lindbergh:

Watson rose to prominence playing 'Hermione Granger' in the "Harry Potter" film series, starting at the age of nine and appearing in all eight "Harry Potter" movies, earning several awards.

She made her modelling debut for "Burberry's" autumn/winter campaign (2009), with subsequent film credits including "Ballet Shoes" (2007), "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008), "My Week with Marilyn"(2011) and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012).

Other notable features include "This Is the End" (2013), "The Bling Ring" (2013), "Noah" (2014), "The Circle"...

..."Regression", "Colonia", "The Vicar of Dibley" and "Beauty and the Beast".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Watson...
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Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts: Feeding Time, Kadence, and Furocious

Back in January, one of the things Patrick Bromley and I discussed on our episode of Horrigins was that there were a lot of amazing short films out there, but it can be hard for fans to keep up with all of the content that gets released over time. With that in mind, this writer thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight onto the short format horrors on the internet once a month with our new column, Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts.

For this first installment, we have a terror-filled trio of short films, including Feeding Time from Matt Mercer (which was an official selection of Screamfest 2016), Jacob Johnston’s Kadence, and Furocious, by the directorial duo of Zachary Eglinton and Brandon Walz. So, sit back and enjoy some bite sized horror-fied treats, and be sure to check back next month for more great short films right here on Daily Dead!
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Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky

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Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky
Dr. Seuss, Aka Theodor Geisel, will be the subject of a new biopic from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Wonder director Stephen Chbosky. The film, called Seuss, will follow Geisel in his early days, before he became the children’s author still renowned to this day. It will also chronicle his relationship with his wife Helen. More on […]

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‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role

‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role
John Malkovich has signed on for a guest starring role in Season 3 of the Showtime drama “Billions,” the premium cabler announced Wednesday.

Malkovich will play Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov. The role is certainly fitting considering that Malkovich previously played a Russian mobster named Teddy KGB in the movie “Rounders,” which was written by “Billions” co-creators David Levien and Brian Koppelman.

“John appeared in our first two films, ‘Rounders’ and ‘Knockaround Guys,’ and we have a long creative history together. We are ecstatic to be reunited with the man who played Teddy KGB once again,” said Koppelman and Levien.

Malkovich is an Emmy-winning and two-time Oscar nominated actor, director, producer and fashion designer. He received Oscar nominations for his roles in “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire.” In 1985, he appeared in the Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which would earn him an Emmy when it was made into a television film. He
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Timothée Chalamet on His ‘Hero’ Paul Thomas Anderson and ‘Intensely Honest’ Scene in ‘The Master’ That Changed His Life

Timothée Chalamet on His ‘Hero’ Paul Thomas Anderson and ‘Intensely Honest’ Scene in ‘The Master’ That Changed His Life
It’s the hottest move on the awards season circuit these days: using an acceptance speech to pay homage to your cinematic heroes while also attempting to line up your next big gig. At last week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, “Phantom Thread” star Lesley Manville filled in for Paul Thomas Anderson when it came time to accept his Best Screenplay award, reading off a speech that included an appeal to Best Supporting Actress winner Tiffany Haddish to work with him, going so far as to literally provide her (and the entire room) with his phone number in hopes of connecting.

At Tuesday night’s National Board of Review awards event in New York City, the tables were turned, with Breakthrough Performance winner Timothée Chalamet, the revelatory star of “Call Me by Your Name,” using his own acceptance speech to profess his adoration for Anderson, lightly asking for
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Wonder review – nuanced young adult tale

Strong performances and shifting viewpoints steer the story of a disfigured boy overcoming bullying clear of mawkishness

Room’s Jacob Tremblay stars as Auggie, an unspeakably cute, indelibly clever 10-year-old with a facial disfigurement, in this adaptation of Rj Palacio’s 2012 novel. Homeschooled up until this point, his parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) decide to send him to middle school, where he is speedily eviscerated by a pack of pre-teen bullies led by smooth-talking trust fund kid Julian (Bryce Gheisar). It’s hard not to feel a lump rising in the throat when Auggie cries “Why do I have to be so ugly!”, in response to the casual cruelty of his classmates, who christen him “Barf Hideous” (an unfortunate pun on Star Wars’ Darth Sidious) on his first day. But writer-director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) doesn’t spend too much time letting his squeaky-voiced hero wallow,
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‘Wonder’ Review: Dir. Stephen Chbosky (2017)

Wonder review: Jacob Tremblay leads the cast of this warming winter wonder, a film that is peppered with endearing performances across the whole cast.

Wonder review by Andrew Gaudion.

Sentiment, in any form, can be tricky. If you pour too much syrupy whimsy on top, many an audience member could back away from the sickly sweet concoction in front of them. The balance has to be just right, not only to engage the viewer, but to also earn that level of sentimentality. If you want to make your audience cry, you better make sure you’re not taking any cheap shots, otherwise you en up undermining your own story.

On the surface of it, Wonder looks to be a concoction that would fall into this sickly sweet category, one that may be little too much to swallow for some audience members. While it can be guilty over the occasional moment of sap,
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7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League

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7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League
Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang Ezra Miller is about to become a household name. The 25-year-old actor is set to star alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill in the upcoming Justice League film as The Flash - which means we're going to see a lot more of his handsome face in the near future. To get you up to speed - pun intended - we've rounded up seven quick facts about Ezra that will surely make you a new fan. Related11 Ezra Miller Moments That Will Make You Reconsider Everything 1. He identifies as queer. In 2012, Ezra opened up about his sexuality in Out Magazine, saying, "I'm queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular." The actor also opened up about "trying to kiss boys" in school
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‘Three Billboards’ Production Designer Inbal Weinberg On Martin McDonagh’s Unique Approach To Screen Language

‘Three Billboards’ Production Designer Inbal Weinberg On Martin McDonagh’s Unique Approach To Screen Language
Known for critically acclaimed collaborations with lauded filmmakers including Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines) and Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), production designer Inbal Weinberg has added Irish auteur Martin McDonagh to that list with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. With Three Billboards, Weinberg was tasked with crafting the fictional Ebbing, Missouri, a middle American small town that was neither bustling nor broken — a…
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Stephen Chbosky to write and potentially direct Disney’s Prince Charming

According to THR, filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder) has signed on to write the script for Disney’s live-action fairy tale reimagining Prince Charming, with a view to directing the project.

Prince Charming has been scripted by Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) and is described as a “revisionist take” on the character who appeared in the likes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, exploring the life of the iconic prince from the point of view of his brother, who never quite lived up to the family name.

The film reunites Chbosky with Disney, having worked as a writer on the live-action Beauty and the Beast, as well as Wonder producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films.

Disney has several live-action adaptations of its animated classics in the works, including Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King,
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'Wonder' Review: Family Tearjerker Avoids Cloying Cliches (for the Most Part)

'Wonder' Review: Family Tearjerker Avoids Cloying Cliches (for the Most Part)
On the surface. Wonder looks like the kind of family-pandering pap that makes me want to run the other way. Do you really want to spend two hours watching the plight of a young boy born with a congenital facial deformity that gets him ridiculed when he musters the courage to go outside without hiding under his favorite astronaut helmet? Based on a 2012 bestseller by R. J. Palacio that inspired an anti-bullying "Choose Kind" movement, Wonder isn't exactly adverse to shameless tearjerking. The good news is that writer-director Stephen Chbosky
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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Moves Forward With the Director of Wonder

Stephen Chbosky has signed on to write and maybe even direct Disney’s live-action movie Charming, a re-telling of the Prince Charming folk tale. Variety reports that Chbosky will reteam with the same producing team he worked with on Wonder in which he wrote and directed.

Matt Fogel wrote the first script for the project, which focused on the point of view of Prince Charming’s brother who never quite lived up to the family name.

Chbosky is no stranger to the "Mouse House," as he worked on the screenplay for Disney’s huge live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. He also wrote and directed the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Wonder opens in theaters on Friday. It's an adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel that tells the story of a boy born with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade. It stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.
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Wonder- Review

While another bruising company of costumed heroes makes the walls vibrate in stereo at many theatres (actually in most of the screens at your local multiplex), a quieter, more gentle film is opening to give families a nice alternative. And it stars real flesh and blood actors rather than computer-generated characters. It’s based on the rare young adult novel that’s not set in a dystopian future. The beloved five year-old book offers another take on a tale as old as time, with themes that echo the live Beauty And The Beast from earlier in the year. Add a dash of The Elephant Man, a pinch of The Phantom Of The Opera, a sprinkle of Mask, toss it in a middle school (maybe cooked in a classic “Easy Bake Oven”) and film goers should savor this sweet, nourishing cinema dish all about a most unusual boy, who despite his
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'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise

'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise
This weekend Marvel's latest hit Thor: Ragnarok is looking to top $250 million after 17 days in release while Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their latest entry into the DC Extended Universe, Justice League looking to make a splash globally, though that's not all this weekend has to offer. Lionsgate will debut the highly anticipated adaptation Wonder while Sony is debuting their faith-based animated title The Star. All-in-all we should be looking at a strong weekend in which the top twelve should combine for over $200 million for the first time since early July. Looking at a #1 finish, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League will debut in 4,051 theaters with industry expectations right around $105-115 million. Given Wonder Woman debuted with $103.2 million earlier this year, Suicide Squad opened with $133.6 million last year and Batman v Superman opened with $166 million, those expectations might seem low given this is essentially DC's equivalent to Marvel's The Avengers.
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Jacob Tremblay on his inspirational new film Wonder

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Jacob Tremblay on his inspirational new film WonderJacob Tremblay on his inspirational new film WonderAdriana Floridia11/16/2017 3:11:00 Pm

Wonder is based on the best-selling children's novel that follows Auggie, a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream school for the first time.

Directed by author turned filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (his first film had him directing an adaptation of his own popular novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower), we are extra excited about Wonder knowing that a novelist is behind the camera. Books aren't always easily translated to screen, but with someone like Chbosky helming the project, we have faith that Wonder will be very true to the inspirational source material.

The film features an A-List cast, with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, and the incomparable Jacob Tremblay as Auggie. We had a chance to chat with him about the film, which hits Cineplex theatres on November 17th.
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Stephen Chbosky Steers ‘Wonder’ to the Big Screen and Keeps Its Heart Intact

Stephen Chbosky Steers ‘Wonder’ to the Big Screen and Keeps Its Heart Intact
Stephen Chbosky isn’t afraid to tackle beloved properties. After penning the 1999 coming-of-age novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the Pittsburgh native was rumored to have directors from John Hughes to Ron Howard circling a film adaptation before he finally took it upon himself to helm the movie version in 2012.

He then accepted the daunting task of co-writing the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast,” which, with $1.26 billion in worldwide ticket sales, now stands as the top-grossing film of 2017. And this week sees the release of Chbosky’s latest endeavor, “Wonder,” a film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s 2012 young-adult novel about a 10-year-old boy with extreme facial deformities who attends public school for the first time. “Room” breakout star Jacob Tremblay plays the main character, Auggie Pullman, while Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson portray the pivotal roles of his parents.

One of the film’s taglines comes from a precept Auggie’s favorite
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Disney’s Live Action ‘Prince Charming’ Is Still Happening

Weep for your childhood all of you want, but Disney‘s live action reboots and reimaginings of their classic characters have been box office gold. “The Jungle Book,” “Cinderella,” and “Beauty And The Beast” have all been massive hits, and it’s not a big surprise there are plenty more on the way. Among the movies that are in active production or development, the list includes “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” “Christopher Robin,” “The Lion King,” “Cruella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” “Tink,” and, “Prince Charming.”

Read More: ‘Wonder’ Is A Lightly Affecting Weeper For All Ages [Review]

Disney has tapped Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,” “Wonder“) to write “Prince Charming,” with an option to direct as well.

Continue reading Disney’s Live Action ‘Prince Charming’ Is Still Happening at The Playlist.
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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director

Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director
Disney is finally moving forward with its long-gestating Prince Charming project, bringing aboard filmmaker Stephen Chbosky to write the script, with an eye towards directing as well. We first reported on this Prince Charming live-action movie back in July 2015, with the studio bringing in writer Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) to write the script, but we haven't heard any updates on the project since then. Disney still hasn't issued a release date and there is no production schedule at this time, but at least the studio is actually moving forward with this once gestating project.

There is no indication as to whether Stephen Chbosky is simply rewriting or performing a polish on the original script by Matthew Fogel, or if he is conducting an exhaustive page-one rewrite and starting over from scratch. The story for this latest Disney live-action remake will be a revisionist tale, told from
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