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Liam Neeson Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Men in Black' Spinoff

Liam Neeson Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Men in Black' Spinoff
Liam Neeson is in negotiations to join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in in Sony's Men in Black reboot.

Fate of the Furious filmmaker F. Gary Gray is directing the movie, written by Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. The studio has the film dated for June 14, 2019.

Hemsworth and Thompson are not playing the same alien-fighting and world-saving characters portrayed by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the initial trilogy. The new movie is set in the same on-screen world, however.

Plot details and what characters Hemsworth and Thompson are playing are being kept ...
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Michelle Williams Film About Underground Abortion Clinic Lands at Amazon

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Michelle Williams Film About Underground Abortion Clinic Lands at Amazon
Michelle Williams is set to star in and produce “This is Jane” for Amazon Studios, sources familiar with the project told TheWrap on Tuesday.

The film, based on the Laura Kaplan’s book “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service,” will tell the true story of a Chicago woman who founded and ran Jane, an underground abortion service.

Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) will direct and John Lesher (“Birdman”) will co-produce the film.

Jane was a group in the late ’60s and early ’70s run by women who taught themselves how to perform abortions before Roe v. Wade made it legal. They helped more than 11,000 women get access to services denied by the medical community. Williams will play the role of Jenny, who founded Jane.

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'Deadpool 2' Is Getting an Extended Director's Cut

'Deadpool 2' Is Getting an Extended Director's Cut
You've already seen Deadpool 2. You must have, given the opening weekend gross. Do you want to see it again? What if there's an extra 12 minutes added to the sequel? That's right, Deadpool 2 is getting an extended cut -- a director's cut, in fact, one approved by helmer David Leitch (who shared the news with Cinema Blend), writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and star Ryan Reynolds. The version of the movie in theaters is about two hours long, but before delivering that final cut there was a preferred version that was just 12 minutes longer. Leitch and the others are now restoring that cut, presumably for the home video release later this year (but possibly for a theatrical re-release). For the most part, the additions will be extra jokes, but...
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'John Wick' Director, 'Colony' Creator Tackle Comic Book 'Analog' for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

'John Wick' Director, 'Colony' Creator Tackle Comic Book 'Analog' for Lionsgate (Exclusive)
John Wick director Chad Stahelski and Ryan Condal, the creator of USA’s alien invasion show Colony, are teaming up to adapt sci-fi comic Analog.

Lionsgate has won a bidding war to pick up the title, an Image Comic from writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan. Condal will write the script while Stahelski will direct. 87eleven, the production banner run by Stahelski and fellow action maestro David Leitch, will produce.

The package hit studios over the weekend, generating multiple offers. In the end, Lionsgate, which is behind the Wick movies, flexed its might, wanting to keep Stahelski in is ...
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Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive)

Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive)
Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Mike O’Brien have rounded out the cast of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.”

The Annapurna Pictures film stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Noah Galvin, Diana Silvers, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Austin Crute, Eduardo Franco, and Nico Hiraga also recently joined the ensemble.

The pic is being produced by Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, Gary Sanchez Productions’ female-focused production banner. Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison are producing for Annapurna, while Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay are producing for Gloria Sanchez.

The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s overachieving characters, who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into a single night.
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Rebel Wilson Joins Scarlet Johansson in 'Jojo Rabbit'

Rebel Wilson Joins Scarlet Johansson in 'Jojo Rabbit'
Rebel Wilson is joining Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany satire Jojo Rabbit.

The Fox Searchlight project centers on Jojo, a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolph Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human.

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the Resistance, Waititi is playing the imaginary Hitler and Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who ...
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‘A Quiet Place’ Tops $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office

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‘A Quiet Place’ Tops $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office
Paramount’s horror hit “A Quiet Place” has topped the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office.

A Quiet Place,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, had been forecasted to debut domestically with as much as $30 million when it opened on April 6. The film, which premiered at South by Southwest to rave reviews, instead stunned the industry by opening with $50 million.

Krasinski directed the story of an isolated family of four who must live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Paramount said that the film would cross the $300 milestone on Tuesday, having grossed $176.5 million domestically after in less than seven weeks, along with another $122.4 million from international markets.

A Quiet Place” now ranks sixth on the all-time list of horror-thrillers, led by “It” with $327 million and followed by “The Sixth Sense,” “Jaws,” “The Exorcist,” and “Signs.” Paramount Pictures chairman-ceo Jim Gianopulos said at CinemaCon that “A Quiet Place
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Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’

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Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’
Exclusive: In what would amount to its biggest budget feature project yet, Netflix is partnering with Skydance Media on Six Underground, an action thriller that Michael Bay will direct with Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds starring. Sources said the commitment here is in the $150M range, and Bay will start production this summer for 2019 release.

The project was developed by Skydance from a script by Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Bay and Skydance announced in March their intentions to make the film together, with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce Six Underground along with Bay.

Wme reps Bay and Reynolds, the latter of whom comes off a $300 million global opening for Deadpool 2.

As for Netflix, this is the latest big project to come along even as some media and the Cannes Film Festival put out a vibe to try and marginalize its movie initiatives.
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Sony Announces Lord and Miller Animated Comedy ‘The Mitchells Vs the Machines’ (Exclusive)

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Sony Announces Lord and Miller Animated Comedy ‘The Mitchells Vs the Machines’ (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled the title and first details for its previously untitled Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced Sony Pictures Animation Movie.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” will be an animated comedy from producers Lord and Miller, set for release on January 10, 2020.

The Mitchells are a dysfunctional, loving family whose road trip gets interrupted by a tech uprising. All around the world, devices we love like phones and self-driving cars turn on humanity, and the Mitchells have to work past their problems to save the world.

Mike Rianda is directing the film. He also wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. Lord and Miller produce alongside Kurt Albrecht.

Miller and Lord’s credits include “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street.” They also have an executive producing credit on the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story
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Charlize Theron is Megyn Kelly for the Untitled Jay Roach Film

Charlize Theron is Megyn Kelly for the Untitled Jay Roach Film
This casting is a stroke of genius. The crosshairs are set. After a decade of spearheading various broad comedies, Jay Roach found a new life targeting hypocritical politicians and the financial system that fuels their power. In 2008, he went after the absurd behind-the-scenes turmoil of […]

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Barry Levinson to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Barry Levinson to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Writer-director-producer Barry Levinson, who will screen his HBO-produced account of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal “Paterno” at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, will be honored with the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, the organization announced on Wednesday.

At the fest, which launches its 53rd edition in the Czech Republic’s most historic spa town June 29, Levinson will also introduce his Oscar-winning 1988 Dustin Hoffman-starrer “Rain Man” and 1998’s “Wag the Dog.” The impact of Levinson’s screenwriting, dating to 1970s TV hits, leading to the breakout script for Norman Jewison’s courtroom drama “…and Justice for All,” will be celebrated along with his directorial work, which launched with 1982’s “Diner” and carried on with “The Natural,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Avalon” and “Bugsy.”

Levinson’s producing work, backing directors from Mike Newell (“Donnie Brasco”) to Neil Labute (“Possession”), has made his influence on cinema comparable with that of William Friedkin,
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Barry Levinson To Be Honored At 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival announced on Wednesday that Oscar-winner Barry Levinson will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 2018 edition of the festival which begins next month.

Richard Linklater and Austin Film Festival to be celebrated at Karlovy Vary

Levinson is best known for “Rain Main” which won Best Picture as well as Best Director for Levinson specifically in 1989.
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Cannes Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters' scores UK deal (exclusive)

Thunderbird Releasing scoreas Cannes main prize winner.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s family drama Shoplifters, winner of Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or this year, has landed a UK distribution deal with Thunderbird Releasing.

Kore-eda’s seventh film to screen at Cannes beat Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning to take the top honour from Cannes’ main competition this year.

Starring Sakura Ando and Mayu Matsuoka, the film tells the story of a shoplifting father-and-son duo and the little girl they take in from the street. Producers on the project are Kaoru Matsusaki,
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Donald Glover's 'Frasier in Space' sounds ace – but it'll never happen

Glover has said his character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lando Calrissian, should get his own film. Alas, Disney isn’t ready for a velvet-clad pansexual ‘high-end guy in space’

Solo: A Star Wars Story has endured more strife on its way to the screen than anybody would care to tally, but this last piece might be its biggest: people are more excited about a potential spinoff for Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian than they are about the film. Solo, manhandled and mish-mashed between directors, you can take or leave. But a standalone Lando Calrissian movie? Now that’s something worth getting excited over.

Especially because Glover seems to know exactly where he’d take it. “It would be cool to see, like, Frasier in Space – like, a high-end guy in space,” the actor-rapper told Entertainment Weekly Radio. “All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view,
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Telefonica’s Movistar + Powers into Original Film Production with Alejandro Amenabar’s ‘Mientras dure la guerra’ (Exclusive)

Movistar +, the high-flying pay TV division of Telefonica, one of Europe’s two or three biggest telecoms, is powering into original film production.

Aimed ultimately to drive up subscriptions at Telefonica’s mobile and fiber optic services in the Spanish-speaking world, move will mark a milestone for Spain and Latin America’s movie industries, with Movistar + taking on the lead-production of big Spanish-language movies which very few other companies in the Spanish-speaking world have either have deep enough pockets or a commercial logic to create.

Movistar +’s original film productions will most likely prove catnip for Hollywood’s majors which have seen big Spanish movies backed by broadcast networks Mediaset España and Atresmedia sometimes outgross in Spain their Hollywood-sourced own releases.

First film up is Alejandro Amenabar’s “Mientras dure la guerra,” which marks the return to Spanish-language film of one of Spain’s highest-profile movie makers, director of
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4 Review: The Beginning of the End Proves It’s Good That the Show Is Ending

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4 Review: The Beginning of the End Proves It’s Good That the Show Is Ending
More than once, creators and stars have referred to making a season of television as running a marathon, and sometimes you can feel the exhaustion that comes with that statement. It gives us no pleasure to say that “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the Netflix series that almost never was still looks great… but also, maybe it should lie down for a little while. And maybe it shouldn’t worry about getting back up again.

One of Netflix’s longest-running comedies, the story of a young woman (Ellie Kemper) rebuilding her life after 15 years underground as the prisoner of a cult leader has been rich with absurdity from the beginning. And as Kimmy’s world has gotten bigger, the characters who surround her have only gotten stranger over the seasons.

Season 4 begins right where Season 3 ended, with Kimmy getting a job at a tech start-up following her expulsion from Columbia University. Like every season,
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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Pluto Moment’

Tracking an independent film crew on a difficult field research trip in Southwest China, Sixth Generation writer-director Zhang Ming’s “The Pluto Moment” ponders the relationship between life and death, nature and society, art and commercialism. Unlike many films about filmmaking, which lend themselves to a kind of meta self-awareness, this deceptively simple yet quietly revelatory drama features engaging characters and offers wryly ironic comments on the unpredictable nature of film production.

Since debuting with “In Expectation” in 1996, Zhang has made films suffused with enigmas, revolving around disappearances, sudden breakups, and other inexplicable human behavior, often showing fog enveloping Wushan, the landmark of his birthplace, to evoke a sense of mystery. Here, he uses blindness as a metaphor for the unknown, with which his protagonists grapple, while also symbolizing the director’s own struggle as he spent years trying to get this project off the ground.

The film’s mordant
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Carmen and Lola’

Perhaps it’s ultimately a good thing that the “coming out as gay in a repressive culture” subgenre has, by 2018, become familiar enough to have evolved its own clichés. It is however a bit unfortunate that Arantxa Echevarría’s well-meant and sincere “Carmen and Lola,” which charts the burgeoning love affair between two young women in a Madrid Roma community, has to embrace so many of them.

While the overarching narrative is now familiar to the point of blandness, what differentiation Echevarría does achieve is largely down to the insights, observed by Pilar Sanchez Diaz’s handheld camerawork, into the rites and rituals of Spanish Roma culture. There is little mixing with the mainstream, and even those kids who go to school among the “Whiteys” (as it is translated) — meaning anyone from outside this rigorously codified and hierarchical community — are in a small minority.

Sixteen-year-old Lola (Zaira Romero) is one
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/Filmcast Ep. 468 – Deadpool 2

/Filmcast Ep. 468 – Deadpool 2
David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss the flaws of Evil Genius, the brilliance of The Detour, and the binge-ability of Killing Eve. Read Kristy’s review of Evil Genius, as well as Pajiba’s breakdown of what the doc leaves out. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, […]

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Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Say The Weinstein Co. Owes Them $150,000

The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Co. owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the film and television rights to their book that explores the aftermath of the 2012 shooting that launched the Black Lives Matter movement. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed documents in Delaware bankruptcy court, saying The Weinstein Co. and its television unit entered into a deal to purchase the rights to a possible movie and television series based…
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