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Movie News: George Clooney Heads Back to TV for 'Catch-22'; 'Get Down' Actor to Star in 'Detective Pikachu'

Catch-22: Set in Italy during World War II, Joseph Heller's satirical novel Catch-22 was a critical and popular success after it was first published in 1961. Mike Nichols directed an ambitious if uneven film version in 1970. Now a six-episode adaptation is being prepared for the small screen; George Clooney (above in Money Monster) will star and also direct with his usual production partner Grant Heslov. Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (War Machine) wrote the scripts; no network is yet attached. [The Wrap]   Pokémon's Detective Pikachu: Justice Smith, who broke out in Netflix's The Get Down, will star in Detective Pikachu. The live-action movie is based on a character and storyline in the incredibly popular Pokémon...

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Could a George Clooney presidency save America?

With Suburbicon flopping, it’s time for the star to take on his biggest challenge yet: Donald Trump

For most of the millennium, George Clooney has been the movie star you’d want to have an affair with, hang out with, or simply be. He has basically won life’s lottery: handsome, Oscar-winningly accomplished, smart, funny, politically engaged, happily married. And if that wasn’t enough, he just sold the tequila brand he “accidentally” co-founded for a billion dollars. He’s the consummate Hollywood star; he’s basically the anti-Weinstein. There’s just one problem: the movies. His acting roles are beginning to read like a list of well-intentioned failures: Disney sci-fi Tomorrowland; the Coen brothers’ un-hailed Hail, Caesar!; Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. None of them terrible, but none of them great. Or successful.

Related: Suburbicon review – George Clooney's picket-fence creepfest grows up to be Fargo's idiot child

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Godless: first trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Netflix show

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Oct 17, 2017

The first Godless trailer showcases Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell in a Western series produced by Steven Soderbergh...

Netflix's new offering Godless looks to put an intriguing twist on the conventional concept of the Western.

With Steven Soderbergh, indie darling and esteemed big screen blockbuster director of the Ocean’s Eleven film franchise, attached as an executive producer to the 7-episode limited series created by Scott Frank, look for some twists and turns not traditionally found in the arid, dusty, tumbleweed-strewn genre.

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Godless story

The trailer focuses on the trials and tribulations of an outlaw, named Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell). With the events of the series taking place in the 1880s American West, we see intermittent Kung-Fu-esque flashbacks to Roy’s upbringing, where he was raised by anti-hero outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) - and with whom he eventually becomes partners in crime.
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The Black List Names 6 Finalists for Writers Lab

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The Black List Names 6 Finalists for Writers Lab
The Black List announced the six finalists for its 2017 Feature Writers Lab, chosen from 900 entrants who have not yet made $100,000 as writers. The six — an equal mix of three men and three women — will participate in a week-long, residential workshop this month in Los Angeles. Each writer will workshop one screenplay through a peer workshop and one-on-one sessions with working professional screenwriting mentors who this year include Scott Myers, Phil Hay (“Ride Along”), Jamie Linden (“Money Monster”), Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”), Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and Kiwi Smith (“Legally Blonde”). Also Read: The Black List Hopes to Release...
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Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis

Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis
In today’s film news roundup, Columbus Short is developing a film based on the life of major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Patricia Arquette gets her first feature directing gig, “The Deuce” star Emily Meade joins “Trial by Fire” and Angourie Rice is starring in Australian drama ‘Ladies in Black.”

Project Development

Columbus Short and Artistry Films are developing a film based on the life of the late major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Ellis D,” is planned to go into production next year. The project will be produced by Max Gousse and Short at Artistry Films, who announced Tuesday that they have acquired life rights from Ellis’ widow, Hjordis Ellis, who has been consulting on the project.

Short plans to star in the film. He wrote the script along with actor/writer Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”).

It’s the second Ellis biopic in the works in Hollywood. In
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Exclusive Interview – Composer Dominic Lewis on DuckTales, The Man in the High Castle, and more

Alex Moreland chats with composer Dominic Lewis

So, first of all, how did you first get involved with DuckTales?

How did I get involved? Well, I had a meeting with the head of Disney TV, a long time ago, two years ago, and we’ve been trying to work together for a long time, but my schedule just wasn’t aligning with what they needed. Eventually, DuckTales came around, they offered it to me, and I jumped at the chance, with it being a large part of my childhood and very close to my heart, so it was great to get involved with it.

When something is so close to your childhood like that, how did that influence the way you approached it?

It is a weird one, because you don’t want to mess with people’s memories and something close to their heart really, so you do have to tread very carefully.
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'American Made' and 'Flatliners' Target Spots in the Weekend Box Office Top Five

'American Made' and 'Flatliners' Target Spots in the Weekend Box Office Top Five
As of the end of the day Wednesday, the month-to-date gross is less than $6 million shy of becoming the largest September ever. Much of the month's $620+ million is thanks to the record performance from It, which has grossed over $272 million domestically and $500 million globally. The month should become the largest September ever by the end of day today and this weekend offers one last chance to add to the total with new releases including Tom Cruise's American Made and Sony's Flatliners remake hitting theaters. Mojo's weekend forecast has the top twelve bringing in around $89 million, which would mean the month is likely to finish over $690 million, though just a bit shy of becoming the first September ever to hit $700 million. A pair of holdovers are likely to repeat atop the weekend box office beginning with Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which should pull in somewhere around $19.5 million, again finishing
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Lara Croft Returns in Official Trailer for New Tomb Raider Movie

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Alicia Vikander becomes the second actress to bring the iconic video game character Lara Croft to life on the big screen in the official trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot.

The new Tomb Raider movie is slated to come out on March 16th, 2018 from Warner Bros. Pictures. This will mark the third film adaptation of the Tomb Raider video game franchise, following 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, both of which starred Angelina Jolie as the title character. The new movie will serve as an origin story for Lara Croft, who first graced screens in Eidos Interactive's 1996 video game Tomb Raider.

Horror and thriller fans may be interested to know that the new Tomb Raider movie is directed by Roar Uthaug, who helmed the 2006 slasher film Cold Prey and the 2015 environmental thriller The Wave. We have more details on the movie below,
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First Tomb Raider Reboot Footage Has Lara Croft Back in Action

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First Tomb Raider Reboot Footage Has Lara Croft Back in Action
Lara Croft is finally coming back to the big screen. And today we have our first real look at the Tomb Raider reboot. The official Tomb Raider Twitter dropped a sneak peek, promising the Tomb Raider trailer is coming tomorrow. We also have a brand new poster that shows Alicia Vikander as the famed video game treasure hunter as she sets out on her first mission.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone.
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‘Happy!’: Joseph Reitman Cast As Main Villain In Syfy Series

Joseph Reitman (Money Monster) is set to play the “crazy and delusional” main villain in Season 1 of Syfy’s upcoming series Happy! The Universal Cable Productions drama, based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel, will premiere in 2018. It stars Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop-turned-hitman adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is changed forever by a…
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Julia Roberts to Topline Amazon Series “Homecoming”

Julia Roberts in “Money Monster

Homecoming” is headed to the small screen and Julia Roberts is leading the way. The Oscar winner will star in a TV adaptation of the fictional podcast of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the psychological and political thriller landed at Amazon with a two-season pickup in a “competitive situation.”

The show will follow a “caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts) and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life.” No word on who will play the soldier.

The project hails from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, who is among the show’s executive producers and will also direct. Writing duties will be taken on by the podcast’s creators, Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.

Amazon has secured the international rights to “Homecoming.” The series will debut “all at once on Amazon Prime Video around the world,” according to THR.

Roberts won an Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich.” She’s also received nods for “August: Osage County,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Steel Magnolias.” Her recent credits include “Money Monster,” “Secret in Their Eyes,” and “The Normal Heart.”

While Roberts has never starred in a TV series before, “Homecoming” isn’t her only small screen project in the works. She’s signed on to topline and produce an upcoming HBO limited series based on Maria Semple’s bestselling novel “Today Will Be Different,” a story about a woman who decides to reinvent her life.

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On my radar: Jack O’Connell’s cultural highlights

The actor on a book of ancient wisdom, the effortless cool of Fat White Family, hurling, asparagus and Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake

Born in Alvaston, Derby, in 1990, Jack O’Connell made his film debut in 2006 as reluctant neo-Nazi Pukey in Shane Meadows’s This Is England, before landing the part of Cook in Skins. Following turns in Starred Up and Harry Brown – for which Michael Caine labelled him a “star of the future” – he was cast as the lead in Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film Unbroken, about a second world war bombardier and Olympic athlete who ends up in a prisoner-of-war camp. In 2015 he won the Ee rising star award at the Baftas, and the following year appeared in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell stars opposite Sienna Miller in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at London’s Apollo theatre from 13 July.

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On my radar: Jack O’Connell’s cultural highlights

The actor on a book of ancient wisdom, the effortless cool of Fat White Family, hurling, asparagus and Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake

Born in Alvaston, Derby, in 1990, Jack O’Connell made his film debut in 2006 as reluctant neo-Nazi Pukey in Shane Meadows’s This Is England, before landing the part of Cook in Skins. Following turns in Starred Up and Harry Brown – for which Michael Caine labelled him a “star of the future” – he was cast as the lead in Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film Unbroken, about a second world war bombardier and Olympic athlete who ends up in a prisoner-of-war camp. In 2015 he won the Ee rising star award at the Baftas, and the following year appeared in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell stars opposite Sienna Miller in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at London’s Apollo theatre from 13 July.

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Interview: Co-Writer/Director Aaron B. Koontz Talks Camera Obscura

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As a producer on projects like Starry Eyes and The Sacrament, Camera Obscura co-writer/director Aaron B. Koontz has been a fixture of the indie horror film community for some time now. Koontz recently celebrated the VOD and On Demand release of his debut feature, Camera Obscura, which ambitiously blends together the psychological horror/haunted camera/slasher genres for a truly unexpected cinematic treat.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak to Koontz about his experiences working on Camera Obscura, and he discussed how he approached both the story of the film as well as its conflicted protagonist, Jack Zeller (portrayed by Christopher Denham), how his earlier career helped prepare him to take the directorial reins, the joy of being able to collaborate with friends, and more.

I would love to hear about what inspired you to take the story route that you did, because I thought some of
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Interview: Noah Segan on Getting to be the Good Guy in Camera Obscura

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On Friday, June 9th, Aaron B. Koontz’s Camera Obscura hits theaters before making its way onto VOD platforms everywhere just a few days later on the 13th. The psychological horror film stars Christopher Denham (Money Monster, The Bay), Nadja Bobyleva (Bridge of Spies), Noah Segan (Looper, Starry Eyes, Brick), and also features some other stellar supporting talent that should be familiar to genre fans, including Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End, Beyond the Gates), Andrew Sensenig (We Are Still Here), and Gretchen Lodge (Lovely Molly).

Daily Dead recently spoke to Segan about working on Camera Obscura with both Koontz and Denham, with whom he shares most of his scenes with. Segan also chatted about the privilege of being able to make movies with your friends, getting to be the “good guy,” and more.

Congrats on your impending fatherhood and getting married. Seems like you’ve got a lot
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George and Amal Clooney Join Twins Club! Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and More Stars With Double the Joy

George and Amal Clooney have officially joined the celebrities-with-twins club!

The adorable duo, who tied the knot in September 2014, welcomed their first children, a boy, Alexander, and a girl, Ella, on Tuesday. "I don't know how you fully digest [having two], but I'm excited," the first-time father told Et back in March. "It will be fun."

The next A-lister set to give birth to twins is Beyoncé. Her and husband Jay Z announced via Instagram in February that Blue Ivy would soon be a big sister to not one, but two bundles of joy. "We have been blessed two times over," the "Formation" singer said at the time.

In honor of these summer births, Et's looking back at other celebrities who've welcomed twins!

Watch: Tina Knowles Says Beyonce Is 'Ready to See Her Babies,' Spills Details on Her Baby Shower!

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The Fences star is the father of 26-year-old twins Olivia and Malcom with wife
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George and Amal Clooney Welcome Twins

George and Amal Clooney Welcome Twins
One of Hollywood’s royal families has expanded.

George and Amal Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander Clooney on Tuesday morning. “Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine,” a rep told Variety. “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

The Clooneys are first-time parents.

The Talk” host Julie Chen broke the news on the CBS daytime talk show in February that the couple was expecting twins.

Amal, 39, an international human rights lawyer, and George, 56, wed in September of 2014 in Venice, Italy, after getting engaged in April that same year. George last starred in Jodie Foster’s 2016 thriller “Money Monster,” opposite Julia Roberts.

Another one of Tinseltown’s power couples, Beyonce and Jay Z, are also expecting twins.

More to come.

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How New Parents George and Amal Clooney Nested in England Ahead of Their Twins’ Arrival

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How New Parents George and Amal Clooney Nested in England Ahead of Their Twins’ Arrival
The Clooney twins — Ella and Alexander, born the morning of Tuesday, June 6 — have a beautiful English mansion to call home!

When they weren’t jet-setting around the world, new parents George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney were spending time quietly nesting in their renovated English mansion in the countryside west of London. (The international human rights lawyer has a home in London, and her mother, Baria, lives in the city too.)

Leading up to the twins’ birth, George was often “heard playing tennis against his ball machine” and working late into the night in his garden cabin, a source told People in May.
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Julia Roberts To Star In ‘Homecoming,’ New TV Series From ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail

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It’s been a while since Julia Roberts had a cinematic homerun, and her last string of feature films are dismaying to say the least. She featured in the “Secret In Their Eyes” remake which nobody saw, took a lead role in the thriller “Money Monster” which, again, nobody saw, and even went as low as starring in one of the worst movies of 2016, “Mother’s Day.” (We’ll politely overlook that she lent her voice to “Smurfs: The Lost Village“).

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Julia Roberts Says George Clooney Doesn’t Need Parenting Advice: ‘It’s a Trial and Error and a Whole Lot of Tears’

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Julia Roberts Says George Clooney Doesn’t Need Parenting Advice: ‘It’s a Trial and Error and a Whole Lot of Tears’
Julia Roberts is a mom of three with twins of her own. But when it comes to pal George Clooney‘s two little ones on the way, it’s something he’s going to be figuring out as he goes.

“It’s gonna be so fun — they are a great couple, and they don’t need advice from me or anybody else,” she told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday of the actor and his international human rights lawyer wife Amal, admitting that she has given Clooney some advice but not elaborating on the specifics.

“Also, nobody’s there with you at
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