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Is it Possible We’ll Ever See a “The Brazilian Job” Movie?

At this point it’s kind of easy to state that not a lot of people, if any, remember that there was once a plan to create a sequel to The Italian Job. The Brazilian Job would have likely been kind of the same in many regards but at the very least it would have pulled together most if not all of the original cast. Obviously Donald Sutherland and Edward Norton wouldn’t have been there unless it had been made into a prequel but as it was supposed to be a sequel there’s not much chance of this. Instead the sequel

Is it Possible We’ll Ever See a “The Brazilian Job” Movie?
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Edward Norton & Matt Damon Cheated At A Poker Game Hosted By The Weinsteins Thanks To ‘Rounders’

Rounders” is a movie that many people probably haven’t seen. Sadly, when the film was released 20 years ago, Miramax pulled the poker drama from theaters after only three weeks. Slowly, but surely, over the ensuing years, thanks to DVDs and cable, “Rounders” has begun to get a little bit of well-deserved recognition for being a pretty great film. That recognition comes thanks, in no small part, to the two leads — Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s ‘Fast Color’ Picked Up by Lionsgate’s Codeblack

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s ‘Fast Color’ Picked Up by Lionsgate’s Codeblack
Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s “Fast Color,” directed by Julia Hart, has been acquired by Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films, the distributor announced Thursday.

La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz wrote and produced alongside Hart under their Original Headquarters label. Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon also produced and fully financed the film under their Ld Entertainment banner.

Fast Color” will hit theaters on March 29, 2019 and Codeblack will release in partnership with AMC Independent. The two companies previously partnered for the release of “Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain.”

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Fast Color” tells the story of a woman who is forced to go on a run when her superhuman powers are discovered. However, years later, the only place left to hide is her home. Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham and David Strathairn also star.
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Discovery Sued by Couple Who Say They Were Assaulted During ‘Street Outlaws: Memphis’ Shoot

Things got a little too real during a shoot for the Discovery reality show “Street Outlaws: Memphis,” according to a married couple who are suing Discovery, alleging that they were assaulted during the filming.

According to the suit, filed Monday in federal court in Tennessee by Chad and Genny Larkin, series star Jonathan Day, aka Jj Da Boss, reached out to Chad Larkin in September 2017 asking him if he’d be interested in participating in a race to be filmed for the series.

The suit says that the race pitted the invited racers, including Chad Larkin, against the Memphis Street Outlaws, and Day stated that “the invited racers should do everything possible to get into the Memphis Street Outlaws heads because that is what the Memphis Street Outlaws were going to do to the invited racers.”

Also Read: Discovery Sued Over Fatal Reality TV Helicopter Crash

Heated words were exchanged,
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Toronto: A24 and DirecTV Acquire ‘Skin’ Starring Jamie Bell (Exclusive)

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A24 and DirecTV have acquired North American distribution rights for the drama “Skin” out of the Toronto Film Festival, Variety has learned.

The movie, about a man raised by skinheads who risks his life to leave a white supremacy group, premiered on Saturday night as part of Tiff’s Special Presentations section. “Skin” received strong reviews and awards-season buzz for Jamie Bell’s performance as Bryon Widner, the subject of the 2011 documentary “Erasing Hate.”

As part of the deal, “Skin” will be released in 2019. The movie is directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv, who also produced the picture. The rest of the cast includes Vera Farmiga, Danielle MacDonald, Mike Colter, and Bill Camp.

The movie’s other producers are Oren Moverman; Maven PicturesTrudie Styler and Celine Rattray; Jaime Ray Newman; and Dillon D. Jordan. Maven, a production and financing company based in New York, has a proven track record at launching festival darlings.
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Skin review – Jamie Bell swaps nazism for love in moral tale of far right

Drama based on true story of a reformed American white supremacist opts for sensationalism over complexity

The brand of fascism on display in Skin, Israeli film-maker Guy Nattiv’s first feature produced in the United States, feels increasingly remote. Nazism is on the rise in the Us, but it’s not all spitting and yowling from feral soldiers in training. They have cleaned themselves up and had slick haircuts in place of the standard skinhead look. They’re on TV and the internet and electoral ballots. Even if Skin wasn’t drawn from true events that played out during the mid-noughties, it would feel entrenched in a recent past.

Bryon Widner, a member of the white supremacist group the Vinlanders Social Club, belonged to a different era of hate. When we first see him, he’s a monster in the mould of Edward Norton’s Derek Vinyard from American History X,
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‘Celebrity Skin’ at 20: Hole, Hollywood and the Reinvention of Courtney Love

‘Celebrity Skin’ at 20: Hole, Hollywood and the Reinvention of Courtney Love
By the time Hole‘s third album Celebrity Skin had been released in the fall of 1998, the world had already met two different Courtney Loves. The first was a vitriolic weapon of self-destruction: a brash bottle blonde with smeared red lipstick, ripped tights and coquettish babydoll dresses, who growled and sneered with the best of them. The word “troubled” became synonymous with her name and bled into her music: the Pacific Northwest-bred alt-rock band married riot grrrl ethos with the heaviness of the grunge scene her husband Kurt Cobain became the wearied face of.
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Edward Norton Never Gave Any Feedback To Mark Ruffalo About His Hulk

Remember when Edward Norton was Bruce Banner/The Hulk? I don’t blame you if it’s a fuzzy memory, as The Incredible Hulk is definitely one of the most forgettable McU movies and its events aren’t referenced very often. Despite the film not being that great, though, Norton’s Banner is one of the highlights, with the actor giving the role some genuine depth and pathos.

Considering the amount of research he did for the part, you might expect that he’d have a little feedback for Mark Ruffalo, who Marvel Studios recast as Banner. But, according to Ruffalo in an interview with The Marvelists, that wasn’t the case.

“We’ve never really talked about it. I was just kinda like, ‘Is this okay?’ and he was like, ‘Man, all’s fair in love and war.’ And planet Hulk and World War Hulk. He never gave me any feedback.
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Mark Ruffalo Teases Avengers 4’s “Mind-Blowing” CGI For The Hulk

The Incredible Hulk has come an awful long way since his first McU appearance 10 years ago.

For one, he’s swapped out Edward Norton for Mark Ruffalo, while the CGI technology used to render Marvel’s Jade Giant has come on in leaps and bounds. Thor: Ragnarok is perhaps the most recent example of that CG wizardry at work, given the Hulk spent most of Avengers: Infinity War hiding within Bruce Banner – much to the bemusement of Tony Stark.

As we approach Avengers 4, though, Mark Ruffalo’s confident that the technology underpinning Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster sequel will effectively knock our socks off, and explained exactly why during his recent appearance on the Marvelites Podcast.

I mean the technology’s come so far now – and just wait ’til you see the next one [Avengers 4]. What we’re able to do with the technology is mind-blowing!

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Edward Norton -- Good Genes or Good Docs?

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Edward Norton -- Good Genes or Good Docs?
The first rule of Edward Norton's good looks is you do not talk about Edward Norton's good looks. Here's a 27-year-old version of the "Fight Club" actor at an L.A. shindig back in 1996 (left) and 22 years later ... the Hollywood 'Hulk' -- Who just celebrated his birthday 49th birthday earlier this week -- at some fancy shmancy soiree last month (right). Incredible! The question is ...
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Wes Anderson will make a 1940s musical for his next film

It looks like Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs) is already gearing up for his next film. According to The Playlist and the French outlet Charente Libre, the director’s next project will be set in post-wwii France. Not only that, but Anderson will venture into a genre he hasn’t gone into before as this film will be a musical.

Anderson is currently scouting locations for the film in Angoulême, an area which was heavily bombed during the war. Production is expected to begin later this year or early 2019, though Charente Libre notes Anderson hopes to get cameras rolling in either November or December.

Details on the plot are unknown as is the potential cast, though for those who have seen Anderson’s previous films, he usually assembles the same group of actors for his films, whether they’re in a major role or quick cameo. Actors who usually appear
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‘American History X’ Director Tony Kaye Is Casting an Artificial Intelligent Robot to Lead New Movie

‘American History X’ Director Tony Kaye Is Casting an Artificial Intelligent Robot to Lead New Movie
Tony Kaye is making a dramatic casting move for his upcoming feature “2nd Born.” According to Deadline, the “American History X” filmmaker is using an artificial intelligence robot to play one of the lead roles in his new movie. The idea to cast a real robot came from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze. The filmmaker does not want to cast a human actor in makeup or have to rely on computer-generated effects.

According to Deadline, the robot will be trained in different acting methods and techniques prior to filming. Kaye and Khoze are hoping to get the robot SAG recognition.

“2nd Born” is the sequel to Ali Atshani’s “1st Born,” an indie film starring Val Kilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, William Baldwin, and Denise Richards. The original film is being released this year by Lotus Entertainment and centers on a married couple whose first pregnancy forces their families to find common ground.
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Keri Russell To Join Adam Driver In ‘Burn This’ Broadway Revival

Keri Russell To Join Adam Driver In ‘Burn This’ Broadway Revival
The Americans‘ Keri Russell will join the previously announced Adam Driver in Michael Mayer’s Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, producer David Binder announced today. The play begins performances in March 2019 at a theater to be announced.

The production will mark Russell’s first appearance on a New York stage since her 2005 Off-Broadway debut in Neil Labute’s Fat Pig.

Russell will play Anna, one of four New Yorkers brought together at a funeral following an accidental death. Set in the gritty downtown New York of the 1980s, Burn This focuses on the tempestuous relationship between dancer Anna, who was roommates with the recently deceased Robbie, and Pale (Driver), Robbie’s sexy and dangerous brother.

Additional casting and design team will be announced shortly.

Before the announcement of Driver’s casting last December, Mayer was set to direct a Burn This revival with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2017. Gyllenhaal
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Ed Norton, Snoop Dogg, Ali Wong to Guest Star on Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots’ Season 2 (Exclusive)

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Ed Norton, Snoop Dogg, Ali Wong to Guest Star on Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots’ Season 2 (Exclusive)
Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning children’s series “Ask the StoryBots” has snagged an A-list cast of characters for its second season, including Snoop Dogg as an Operating System and Ed Norton as Gary the Electronics Salesman, TheWrap can report exclusively.

Starring Judy Greer as the voice of Beep, the JibJab Bros. Studios-produced show follows the StoryBots, a colorful team of little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. Each episode follows Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo on their adventures to answer a question and features a live-action celebrity guest appearance.

Along with Snoop Dogg and Norton, Season 2’s guest stars include Christina Applegate as the Baker, Kristen Schaal as the Biologist, Ali Wong as the Brain, David Koechner as the Pirate, David Cross as the Hippie, and Wanda Sykes as the Doctor.

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"Rounders" - It's Your Deal

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Before high stakes, card-playing 'poker games' became a standard in syndicated TV series, the feature "Rounders (1998), starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, gave moviegoers a romantic view of the game as a way of life, with 'Texas hold 'em', the game of choice throughout the entire film:

"...in 'Rounders', gifted poker player, law student 'Mike McDermott' (Damon) dreams of playing in the 'World Series of Poker' in Las Vegas.

"To do so, Mike moves up in stakes, risking a $30,000 bankroll while playing 'Texas hold 'em' at an underground poker room. But distracted by his dreams of playing in Vegas, an overconfident Mike loses his entire bankroll in one hand.

"Hooking up with 'Worm (Norton), Mike gets back into the game and goes on a run over several locations winning several big pots, settles his debt with Worm, repays other loans and restores his original bankroll of
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Marvel Schedules 10th Anniversary Film Festival for All 20 Movies at Imax Sites

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Marvel Studios has announced a 10th Anniversary Film Festival which will exclusively present all 20 titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the large-format Imax theaters between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6.

The festival will feature three titles that have never before been presented in Imax: 2008’s “Iron Man,” 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” and 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Plans call for showing all 20 films in their release order during the first five days, followed by two theme days focusing on “origins” and “team ups.”

The festival will conclude on the morning of Sept. 6 with two films that will be chosen by fans.

“We knew we wanted to go big to celebrate 10 years of Marvel Studios, and you can’t get any bigger than Imax,” said Kevin Feige, producer and president of Marvel Studios. “This is an incredible celebration for fans. They will be able to see all of Marvel Studios’ films
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Before Topher Grace in ‘BlackKkKlansman,’ 12 Actors Who’ve Portrayed White Supremacists on Screen (Photos)

There’s a long history of actors winning Oscars for portraying Nazis in war films. But playing a Neo-Nazi? That’s a different story. Be it neo-Nazi, Kkk member, skinhead or white nationalist, actors such as Edward Norton, J.K. Simmons, Patrick Stewart and even Daniel Radcliffe have all given fiery, hateful performances on screen. Topher Grace made headlines when it was revealed he would be playing former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” opening this Friday. Here are some other famous actors who have shaved their heads or donned a white hood for a role.

Tim Roth in “Made in Britain” (1983)

Tim Roth made his onscreen debut in Alan Clarke’s TV movie “Made in Britain.” He played a teenage, British skinhead who rejects authority, frequently gets violent and has a torrent of four-letter words in his arsenal. Roger Ebert called Roth’s performance “truly satanic.
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Alamo Drafthouse Sets ‘Isle of Dogs’ Showings for National Dog Day

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The Alamo Drafthouse chain will hold encore screenings of Wes Anderson’s animated “Isle of Dogs” on National Dog Day on Aug. 26, Variety has learned exclusively.

The screenings will be held at 25 locations and will be followed by a conversation recorded exclusively for this event between Anderson and co-star Bob Balaban. Additionally, 10% of all ticket sales for the event will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

“What a combination: the Aspca, Alamo Drafthouse, and Mr. Bob Balaban,” said Anderson. “I leapt at the chance to be a part of this little shindig and share our movie during its last days on the big screen.”

Isle of Dogs” has grossed nearly $32 million domestically for Fox Searchlight since its launch in March. It’s set in Japan and follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. Besides Balaban, the voice cast includes F. Murray Abraham,
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Spike Lee’s 9 Best Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week’s question: In honor of “BlacKkKlansman,” which opens in theaters this Friday, what is Spike Lee’s best film?

4 Little Girls” (1997) Jacqueline Coley (@THATJacqueline), Rotten Tomatoes

I was sorely tempted to choose “Do The Right Thing” as Spike Lee’s best film and it seems the logical choice. What Spike did with “Do The Right Thing” forever changed cinema, for filmmakers everywhere, but especially for African Americans. It’s brilliant, that’s beyond dispute but, it’s not his best.

His best is a quiet little documentary he released in 1997 about 4 little girls who were murdered by the Kkk in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. “4 Little Girls” power is in the faces. The faces of girl’s families the member of the Civil rights movements and are impossible to shake.
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Edward Norton’s Production Company Sued Over Death of Firefighter in ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Blaze

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Edward Norton’s Production Company Sued Over Death of Firefighter in ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Blaze
The estate of a firefighter who died after battling a fire during the filming of the upcoming Edward Norton film “Motherless Brooklyn” has filed suit against Norton’s production company, Class 5, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

In the suit, filed in New York Supreme Court, the estate of Michael Davidson says that the New York City building where the filming took place was classified as a residential property. However, the suit alleges that Class 5 converted the building into a movie set without taking the proper precautions.

The suit, which also names the owner of the building as a defendant and seeks unspecified damages, says that Class 5 converted the premises into a movie set and conducted a movie production without installing sprinklers or fire safety safeguards on the premises, and without preserving the integrity of the structure, including firestopping, electrical service and mechanical equipment.

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