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Cannes Film Market ‘Healthy’ as New Players Fill Streaming Giant Void

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Predictions of the Marche du Film’s death were greatly exaggerated. While indie film prices have come back to earth after big-spending streaming giants rattled the ecosystem a few years back, industry players told TheWrap, the market at Cannes was buzzing this year from start to finish.

“A lot of times, people associate activity with the big players spending a lot of money and buying movies for big price tags,” Saban Films President Bill Bromiley told TheWrap from France on Friday.

“That can be a little misleading,” said the executive, whose company brought home five films — more than any other distributor to visit the festival this year.

Also Read: The Cannes - Oscar Connection: How Strong Will It Be This Year?

It was a polarizing year at Cannes, with no shortage of hemming and hawing about the state of affairs in the coastal haven. The headlines and soundbites came in
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Simon Kinberg Says X-men: Dark Phoenix will be More Grounded and More Loyal to the Original Comics Than X-men 3

I'm really curious to see how this new X-Men: Dark Pheonix turns out. The past couple of X-Men films range from decent to mediocre, but far from great. Hopefully, director Simon Kinberg will actually deliver something great. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kinberg talks about his film and explains that it will stay true to the comics…and also feel real and grounded:

"It’s much more loyal to the original comic than X-Men 3, which told the Dark Phoenix story. It’s a movie that involves extraterrestrial characters, which is not something that we’ve done in the X-Men franchise before, and is something that is a huge part of the Dark Phoenix saga in the comics. … It’s more intense and it’s more real and grounded, and hopefully more relatable."

When I heard the words "real" and "grounded" as it pertains to movies, I think of
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Andy Bean is Set To Play Stanley in It: Chapter 2

Director Andy Muschietti has found his adult version of Stanley in It: Chapter 2. He has cast Andy Bean in the role that was played by Wyatt Oleff in the first film. Another actor that wasn't on anyone's fan casting list, but I'm sure he'll be fine in the role. 

It was recently announced that James Ransone (Sinister 2) would be playing an adult version of Eddie. They join Jessica ChastainJames McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who will play Beverly, Bill, and Richie respectively. Then there's Bill Skarsgard who will return as Pennywise.

The next film will be set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town, calls
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Andy Bean joins an ever growing cast list for It Chapter 2

The cast list for the follow-up to Andy Muschietti’s It just keeps on growing; The newest actor to join the lineup is Power’s Andy Bean.

Bean will play the adult version of Stanley who was played by Wyatt Oleff in the first offering. Bean will join the previously announced cast of James McAvoy, who will play Bill, Jessica Chastain who is down for Beverly and Bill Hader will be Richie. The Wire’s James Ransone had also tweeted that he would be joining the cast as an adult Eddie but that tweet has since been deleted.

Director Andy Muschietti is returning to direct a script from Gary Dauberman. The story is said to see the adult characters from the first movie returning to Derry as adults to confront Pennywise and the young cast is expected to return for at least one flashback.

Also in the news – Kristen Stewart
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix is more grounded than past X-Men movies, says Simon Kinberg

Director Simon Kinberg has revealed that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be more grounded than past movies in the franchise.

X-Men movies aren’t exactly known for their restraint, with 2017’s Logan being a notable exception. This is about to change, however, as the next movie in the main series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to be more grounded than what fans are used to.

This is according to longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg who spoke recently to Et at the premiere of Deadpool 2. Kinberg assures fans that the film’s tone will be “a little less operatic” than past X-Men movies. Adding that the movie is “more intense, and it’s more real and grounded, and hopefully more relatable.

“It’s much more loyal to the original comic than X-Men 3, which told the Dark Phoenix story,” Kinberg continued. “It’s a movie that involves extraterrestrial characters, which is not
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It 2 Gets Allegiant Star Andy Bean as Adult Stanley

It 2 Gets Allegiant Star Andy Bean as Adult Stanley
The grown-up version of The Losers Club is almost complete for the highly-anticipated sequel It 2, with Andy Bean coming aboard to play the adult Stanley Uris. Wyatt Oleff played the young Stanley Uris in last year's blockbuster It, which broke The Exorcist's 44-year all-time record as the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, becoming the first horror movie ever to gross more than $300 million domestic. This sequel will be set 27 years after the first movie, with The Losers Club kids all reuniting as adults.

As of now, Andy Bean joins a cast that includes adult Losers Clubs members such as Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh (originally played by Sophia Lillis), James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough (originally played by Jaeden Lieberher) and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier (originally played by Finn Wolfhard). Earlier today, James Ransone revealed in a now-deleted tweet that he is playing Eddie Kaspbrak (originally played by
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Simon Kinberg Hopes X-Men: Dark Phoenix Will Break New Ground With Its Extraterrestrial Characters

The X-Men franchise is about to go cosmic with the live-action rendition of Dark Phoenix, Chris Claremont’s comic book arc in which Jean Grey comes face-to-face with the Phoenix Force.

Such a wildly ambitious story plan means Fox’s flagship superhero series is about to break new ground, and sure enough, while speaking with Entertainment Tonight, director Simon Kinberg went on record to assure fans that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is much more loyal to its source material than X-Men 3. Oh, and it’ll also feature one or two “extraterrestrial characters” for good measure, one of whom may well be Miss Sinister.

That’s the latest X-rumor kicking around online, as budding fans attempt to solve the riddle that is Jessica Chastain’s mystery villain. Shi’ar Empress Lilandra Neramani emerged as the undisputed frontrunner early on in Dark Phoenix‘s life cycle, but now we’re not so sure.
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Andy Bean cast as Stanley Uris in It: Chapter Two

As It: Chapter Two prepares production, it has cast another member of The Losers’ Club. Variety revealed that Andy Bean (Power) will join the film as the adult Stanley Uris, previously played by Wyatt Oleff.

Ransone joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader as Beverly, Bill and Richie while Bill Skarsgård is set to return as Pennywise. It was just announced yesterday as well that the film had cast James Ransone as an adult Eddie. With Ransone playing Eddie and Bean as Stanley, that just leaves the roles of Ben Hanscom and Mike Hanlon left to cast in The Losers’ Club.

It: Chapter Two will see Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, while Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff and Chosen Jacobs are also expected to reprise their roles from the first movie in flashback sequences.
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Casting Update for the It Sequel

They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults in It: Chapter Two, and two more names have now been added to the sequel's casting ranks.

New Line confirmed to EW that James Ransone will play Eddie Kaspbrak in the It sequel, while Variety reports that Andy Bean is "set to play" Stanley Uris in Chapter Two, a report that was also confirmed to EW by New Line.

Set nearly three decades after the 1989-set It movie and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the sequel is expected to begin filming this summer in Toronto, with Andy Muschietti returning as director.

A story of strong friendships, strained families, and unimaginable horrors, It (2017) follows a young group of outcasts known as the Losers' Club as they team up to face a manipulative force known as
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It: Chapter Two Has Cast Adult Stanley

What with even the most obscure, microscopic instalments of Stephen King’s oeuvre being sold off at an alarming rate, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to decipher which “Master of Horror” adaptation to keep tabs on at the moment.

The reason for this mass migration of King literature to both the big and small screen can be attributed to Warner Bros.’ remake of It. Having made $700 million on a production budget of just $35 million, the Andy Muschietti-directed horror film was one of 2017’s most profitable motion pictures, resulting in a sequel being fast-tracked, entitled It: Chapter Two.

Speaking of which, casting on the project is now heating up, as earlier today, Sinister star James Ransone joined as adult Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) and tonight, we’re learning that Andy Bean, best known for his roles in the HBO series Here and Now and Allegiant, has been cast as
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And Now There’s an Official Casting For It: Chapter Two’s Adult Stanley

Earlier today, we reported that James Ransone was locked down to play adult Eddie Kaspbrak in Andy Muschietti’s horror sequel It: Chapter Two. Now, Variety has revealed that Andy Bean is confirmed to play adult Stanley Uris in the sequel. He joins the previously confirmed Jessica Chastain, who will play Beverly […]

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James Ransone Joins 'It: Chapter Two'; Here's What We Know So Far

Update: James Ransone has joined the cast of It: Chapter Two, per Deadline. He will portray the adult version of Eddie, played by Jake Dylan Grazer in the smash-hit horror thriller It. Ransone has appeared in a slew of independent films over the years. He may be best known for his role in horror thriller Sinister 2 (above), so he sounds like an exciting addition to the cast. Production on the film is scheduled to begin this summer.  (Read our previous post on the film below, published on April 13, 2018.) First the fans asked for Jessica Chastain, and they got her. Then they asked for Bill Hader, and now they've got him. Fans have been suggesting stars for It: Chapter Two ever since the release of It last fall (some have even made fake...
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‘It: Chapter Two’ Casts Andy Bean as Stanley Uris

The cast of the adult version of the Losers’ Club continues to take shape, as Andy Bean has signed on to play Stanley Uris in “It: Chapter Two,” an individual with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

Stanley was played by Wyatt Oleff in the first “It” movie, which saw a group of kids in Maine get terrorized by the evil clown, Pennywise. The film, which tells the first half of Stephen King’s famous horror novel, ended with all the kids swearing to return as adults when Pennywise comes back to attack their hometown. But as Stanley will soon learn, Pennywise is expecting them.

Bean is know for his roles on “Power,” “Here and Now” and “Allegiant.”

Also Read: James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join 'It: Chapter Two'

“It: Chapter Two,” will star James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Jessica Chastain as the adult versions of Stanley’s friends,
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Andy Bean Joins ‘It: Chapter 2’ as Adult Stanley Uris

Andy Bean Joins ‘It: Chapter 2’ as Adult Stanley Uris
As we recently learned, director Andy Muschietti is set to begin filming It: Chapter 2 this coming July in Toronto, with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Jessica Chastain has been confirmed as our adult Beverly Marsh, with Bill Hader on board as adult Richie Tozier and James McAvoy playing adult Bill Denbrough. We learned earlier today that James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) has also joined the cast, […]
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‘It: Chapter 2’ Taps Andy Bean to Play Stanley (Exclusive)

‘It: Chapter 2’ Taps Andy Bean to Play Stanley (Exclusive)
It: Chapter 2” has found another addition to its cast of Losers, as Andy Bean is set to play Stanley in “It: Chapter 2,” sources tell Variety.

Earlier on Wednesday, James Ransone announced in a since-deleted tweet that he would be playing adult Eddie in the pic.

Young Stanley was played by Wyatt Oleff in the first film, and Bean now joins Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who play Beverly, Bill, and Richie, respectively, in the sequel. Bill Skarsgard is also set to return as Pennywise.

Director Andy Muschietti is back to direct, with Gary Dauberman penning the script. The sequel will bow on Sept. 6, 2019, with production expected to start this summer.

“Chapter One” of “It” followed the first half of Stephen King’s eponymous novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him.
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James Ransone Cast as Eddie Kaspbrak in It: Chapter 2

James Ransone has been cast in the role of the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak in It: Chapter 2. The young version of the character was hilariously played by Jake Dylan Grazer in the first film, and he will also reprise his role in the sequel in the flashback scenes. 

Ransone seems like a decent choice. He wasn't on anyone's fan casting lists, but he was hired for a reason! The actor will join Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who will play Beverly, Bill, and Richie respectively. Then there's Bill Skarsgard who will return as Pennywise.

The next film will be set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town,
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It 2 Gets Sinister Star James Ransone as Adult Eddie

It 2 Gets Sinister Star James Ransone as Adult Eddie
Has It 2 found its adult Eddie? The cast for the sequel looks to be coming together quite nicely behind the scenes and now, it appears as though former star of The Wire, James Ransone is the latest to become a member of the adult Losers Club. While the studio hasn't come out and confirmed the casting, the actor himself seems to have spilled the beans on social media.

For the time being, we can't one hundred percent promise this is the real deal because James Ransone's Twitter account is set to private, so the public can't view what he posts. However, the folks at Consequence of Sound have a screenshot of something he posted to his account and, unless it's a bizarre fake from Photoshop or something along those lines, this seems to be locked in. The actor had this to say, alongside a photo of Jack Dylan Grazer's Eddie from the first It.
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James Ransone Joins ‘It: Chapter Two’

James Ransone Joins ‘It: Chapter Two’
James Ransone will be playing the adult version of Eddie in Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter Two. He’s the member of the Losers’ Club who was portrayed by Jack Dylan Grazer. Ransone joins Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. The sequel portrays the kids who were tormented by Pennywise, as adults. McAvoy plays Bill, Hader is Richie, Chastain plays Beverly, and Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise. Production starts this summer in Toronto. Ransone just wrapped on…
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‘It: Chapter Two’ Casts ‘Tangerine’ Star James Ransone as Adult Eddie

‘It: Chapter Two’ Casts ‘Tangerine’ Star James Ransone as Adult Eddie
“It: Chapter Two” is bringing James Ransone on board to play the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak. Jack Dylan Grazer played the character in the first installment. Ransone joins a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill, and Bill Harder as Richie. Andy Muschietti is gearing up to return to the director’s chair, while Bill Skarsgård is set to reprise his now iconic role as Pennywise the Clown.

Ransone is best known for supporting turns in Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” the “Sinister” franchise, and the HBO miniseries “Generation Kill.” The actor also appeared as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO’s drama series “The Wire.” Ransone most recently appeared in the acclaimed indie “Gemini” opposite Lola Kirke and Zoe Kravitz. He also has wrapped production on the first season of Hulu’s new series “The First,” which also stars Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone.
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Sinister Star James Ransone Joins It: Chapter Two As Adult Eddie

With Jessica Chastain all set to play the adult version of Beverly Marsh, Consequence of Sound is reporting that James Ransone, star of Sinister, The Wire and Generation Kill, has been cast as Adult Eddie in It: Chapter Two. And not a moment too soon.

Word is New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures plan to get the cameras rolling this summer ahead of the sequel’s release in 2019, and as James McAvoy, and Trainwreck star Bill Hader continue their negotiations for Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier, respectively, it looks certain that Ranson has clinched the part of Derry’s biggest hypochondriac.

As a matter of fact, the actor Tweeted out a message to acknowledge his casting, noting that he’s officially got “very big small shoes” to fill come 2019. So, all in all, it seems It: Chapter Two is coming along nicely, what with Chastain, Hader, McAvoy and now Ransone
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