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Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)

Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)
The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran's best-selling book How to Build a Girl has added double Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids and Juliet, Naked star Chris O'Dowd to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Thompson and O'Dowd join the film's already announced lineup, including Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) in the lead and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby).

The comedic coming-of-age story comes from U.K. producer Monumental Pictures, which optioned Moran's semi-autobiographical 2014 book and developed the project with Film4. Coky Giedroyc (The ...
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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot
Sony is moving its “Charlie’s Angels” reboot back five weeks to Nov. 1, 2019, to fill the slot vacated by “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Sony made the announcement Monday night, a few hours after Warner Bros. decided it would move Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984” to June 6, 2020, with the explanation that the original “Wonder Woman” opened at the same time last year.

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will portray the film’s three Angels working for a detective agency. Elizabeth Banks is directing and starring as their unseen boss, Bosley. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou will play the other two Bosleys. Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker and Luis Gerardo Mendez are also on board for undisclosed roles in “Charlie’s Angels.”

Filming started in September. Banks and Max Handelman will produce under their Brownstone Productions banner, along with Doug Belgrad, who is also co-financing through his 2.0 Entertainment, and Elizabeth Cantillon.
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‘Terminator 6’ To Face Off Directly Against ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot As Both Films Move To November 2019

Can Kristen Stewart kick Arnold Schwarzenegger’s butt? We’re going to find out in 2019. Kind of.

Variety is reporting that Kristen Stewart’s upcoming action film “Charlie’s Angels” is set to square off with the untitled ‘Terminator 6,’ as both films move into the recently-vacated November 1, 2019 release date. With the sudden move of “Wonder Woman 1984” (which itself was motivated by Mark Wahlberg’s “Six Billion Dollar Man” film being removed from the schedule) to June 5, 2020, that left the prime November 2019 date wide open.

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Animation Is Film Festival Jury Winners Gain Leg Up in Animated Oscar Race

One film ran away with the two top prizes at Hollywood’s second annual Animation Is Film Festival (which ran October 19 – 21): Denis Do’s intense Cambodia family survival drama “Funan” won both the jury’s Grand Prize and the Audience Award, selected by festival attendees. The Special Jury Prize went to “Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” co-written and directed by Salvador Simó, which follows surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his producer friend Ramón as they shoot an ambitious documentary on the poverty-stricken remote Las Hurdes region in Spain.

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“’Funan’ reminds us that animation can tell any kind of story,” stated jury chairman Peter Debruge. “This versatile medium is by no means limited to fantastical or extraordinary subjects, but is in fact uniquely suited to incredibly personal ones as well. With ‘Funan,’ director Denis
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Roman Polanski’s Name Left Out of Paramount’s Marketing for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ 50th Anniversary

Roman Polanski’s Name Left Out of Paramount’s Marketing for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ 50th Anniversary
Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” is one of the most iconic horror movies ever made (it ranked #3 on IndieWire’s list of the 100 greatest horror movies of all-time), but the director is nowhere to be found in Paramount’s marketing for the movie’s 50th anniversary re-release. The studio released an official trailer and synopsis on October 22 for the milestone release without any mention of Polanski.

Paramount’s official synopsis reads: “Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film that birthed a chilling new direction in horror. From Ira Levin’s best-selling novel, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ tells the story of a young newlywed couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) experiences confusion and fear. Her husband (John Cassavetes), an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the Devil that promises to send his career skyward. The performances are extraordinary, notably Ruth Gordon
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Sundance Announces 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fellows and Grantees

The Sundance Institute today announced the four filmmakers and six grantees who comprise the 2018 Art of Nonfiction program. Launched in 2018, Art of Nonfiction is the Institutes’s program “working at the vanguard of inventive artistic practice in story, craft and form.” This year’s Art of Nonfiction Fellows are Deborah Stratman, Natalie Almada, Sam Green and Sky Hopinka. Grantees are Jem Cohen, Kevin Jerome Everson, Kevin B. Lee and ​Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Latoya Ruby Frazier and Lilah Weinraub. “This year’s cohort reflects our continuing desire to explore the space in between,” said ​Tabitha Jackson​​, Director of the Documentary Film Program, in […]
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Here’s the Full Schedule for Freeform’s ’31 Nights of Halloween’

Did you feel that? When the calendar flipped to October? Halloween is in the air. This year, Freeform is going all-in on the Halloween season, expanding to 31 Nights of Halloween. And boy, I hope you like Hocus Pocus. The family-friendly network always goes hard on Kenny Ortega's 1993 Halloween delight, but since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the film, the Sanderson sisters are going to put a spell on you pretty much every day of the month. And hey, I'm not complaining. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before …
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‘The Passage’ Trailer: Meet the Most Important Girl in the World

Justin Cronin‘s best selling trilogy comes to the small screen with The Passage. The new Fox series follows a secret medical facility where “scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.” Watch The Passage trailer below. The Passage […]

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‘Parasite’ First Look: ‘Okja’ Director Bong Joon-ho’s Family Drama Will Debut In 2019

Earlier this year, we reported that “Snowpiercer” filmmaker Bong Joon-ho had just begun filming his latest project, “Parasite.” Not much was known about the project at the time, but considering the director’s filmography, we were anxiously awaiting any news we can get our hands on about the film. Well, thanks to a recent post on Twitter, we now have our first look at “Parasite.”

Bong Joon-ho is known for his unique films, such as the aforementioned “Snowpiercer,” as well as “The Host” and most recently “Okja.” And while the first look at “Parasite” doesn’t necessarily look as stylized or out-there as his other works, we have no doubt that the director has some tricks up his sleeve.

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David Tennant Joins Emily Watson in Psychological Thriller ‘Quicksand’

David Tennant Joins Emily Watson in Psychological Thriller ‘Quicksand’
David Tennant is joining Emily Watson in the psychological thriller “Quicksand.”

The film, due to shoot in April on the Greek island of Crete, re-teams the British actors, who starred as a couple in 2013’s “The Politician’s Husband,” a three-episode British miniseries.

Quicksand” follows a British couple living out their dream in the Mediterranean. But their paradise comes to an abrupt end when their visiting son is tragically murdered by a local youth. The husband is offered a chance at revenge by a dangerous stranger who won’t take no for an answer, but the price of revenge is one more murder.

TV director Mark Brozel is making his feature film debut from a script by Steve Lewis & Tony Owen. Mark Lavender and Joel Scott-Halkes are producing, while Tannaz Anisi and Greg Schenz are executive producing for 13 Films. The executive producer is Peter Garde, in cooperation with Indigo View.
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Terrence Malick’s Latest Project Is A Virtual Reality Experience Featuring Music From Wu-Tang Clan & Jonny Greenwood

Terrence Malick’s “Radegund” is still without a release date, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping the acclaimed director from taking on some new, unique projects. Just a couple weeks ago, it was revealed that the filmmaker helmed a short commercial for the new Google Pixel 3 smartphone. However, the most recent directorial effort from Malick is something completely different and will allow viewers to experience something unlike anything else.

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Charting Sean Connery’s Transformation From “Hairy Marshmallow” to Cinema Legend

Charting Sean Connery’s Transformation From “Hairy Marshmallow” to Cinema Legend
(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their latest/last – to get a sense of who they are.) Sean Connery should never have been James Bond. Author Ian Fleming’s vision for the character was a bit more debonair, a bit sleeker, a bit more […]

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Sundance Institute Names 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fellows and Grantees

The Sundance Institutes’ Art of the Nonfiction Program today announced its 2018 fellows and grantees. Launched in 2016 to creatively and financially support filmmakers “exploring inventive artistic practice in story, craft and form,” the program is unusual in that it supports filmmakers and their process, rather than specific projects.

The 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fellows are: Deborah Stratman, Natalia Almada, Sam Green, and Sky Hopinka; biographies at the end of this article. These fellows receive an unrestricted, year-long grant tailored to their creative aspirations and challenges.

The 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fund Grantees are Jem Cohen, Kevin Jerome Everson, Kevin B. Lee and Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Latoya Ruby Frazier, and Leilah Weinraub. Each grantee is in the early stages of developing new work. These artists will have access to a range of Sundance Institute programs and opportunities open only to alumni, as well as ongoing strategic and creative support from the Documentary Film Program.
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'Doctor Who' star David Tennant joins Afm thriller package 'Quicksand' for 13 Films

'Doctor Who' star David Tennant joins Afm thriller package 'Quicksand' for 13 Films
Production scheduled for April 2019 start in Crete.

Doctor Who star David Tennant has joined Emily Watson on the psychothriller Quicksand that 13 Films will introduce to worldwide buyers at Afm next week.

Tennant, fresh off the set of BBC show There She Goes and Amazon’s upcoming Good Omens, will play a man living the dream in the Mediterranean with his partner (Watson).

Their idyll is shattered when their visiting son is murdered by a local youth. The grief-stricken man is offered a chance of revenge by an insistent stranger and learns the price of revenge is another murder.

TV director
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 166 – ‘Halloween’

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh Foutch to talk David Gordon Green's Halloween. The first half of the conversation is a spoiler-free discussion of our general thoughts on the movie, the Halloween franchise, what the film does right, where it struggles, and more. Then in the second half of the podcast, get into spoilers, talk about the ending, our favorite kills, and more. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider.com Podcast below; click here for the previous episode ("First Man and Bad Times …
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Cool Stuff: Laurent Durieux’s ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The Shining’ & ‘Titanic’ From His Upcoming Mondo Art Show

Four years ago, artist Laurent Durieux had his first solo exhibition at Mondo in Austin, Texas. Next month, fans are finally getting a sequel. Keep reading to see three pieces from his upcoming show, “The Art of Laurent Durieux Part Two,” including his takes on Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now, Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, and […]

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Steve Carell To Play A News Anchor Alongside Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon In Upcoming TV Series

Steve Carell has done TV, earning multiple Emmy nominations for his work on “The Office.” The actor has also played a TV anchor on a morning show as the loveable, but dumb, Brick Tamland in the ‘Anchorman’ films. Now, he’s putting his experience in both of those projects to good use as he makes his return to TV in a new show about a TV morning show.

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Stephen King Sold the Rights to ‘Stationary Bike’ to Teenage Film Students for Just $1

Stephen King Sold the Rights to ‘Stationary Bike’ to Teenage Film Students for Just $1
One of the most prolific writers of the last century, Stephen King’s novels and short stories transition easily to the screen. Whether it’s IndieWire’s Best Horror Movie of All-Time in “The Shining,” or a wrenching coming-of-age story that launched a generation of leading men like “Stand by Me,” King’s writing has inspired some of modern cinema’s best films. Now, one lucky group of young filmmakers has scored a shot at glory, by securing the rights to “Stationary Bike,” a King short story published in 2003, for a mere dollar.

The students at Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Whales won the bid as one of King’s “Dollar Baby” contracts, by which the writer allows film students and aspiring filmmakers to adapt his short stories for the low, low price of just a buck. King has approved a number of Dollar Baby projects over the years; Frank Darabont
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The Big Three Fall Film Festivals Dominate Awards Season

The Big Three Fall Film Festivals Dominate Awards Season
Once again, the Oscar race is being dominated by the Big Three fall film festivals: Venice, Telluride and Toronto. Should we congratulate this as a successful partnership between these three and Oscar? Or do we lament the fact that the fest circuit has turned into the schoolyard bully, knocking down quality movies that opened between January and August, and trying to block the path of November-December openers?

In nine of the past 10 years, the best picture winner debuted at one of the Big Three. The lone exception: “The Artist,” which had premiered at Cannes in May. In other words, by mid-September, the best picture winner has been seen, handicapped and virtually sealed.

That’s one reason why the end-of-February Oscar ceremony seems so late: It arrives more than five months after pundits have declared the winner. Fifteen of the 19 feature winners this year had also debuted at one of the Big Three fests.
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Oscar Games Begin: ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Wife,’ and ‘The Favourite’ Place Supporting Bets

Oscar Games Begin: ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Wife,’ and ‘The Favourite’ Place Supporting Bets
Hollywood Oscar campaigners earn their big bucks for figuring out the best possible way to not only gain an Oscar nomination, but actually take home a gold statue. Squadrons of reps all over town are huddled in anxious groups trying not to make any mistakes for their clients. That’s how Viola Davis ended up in supporting for Denzel Washington’s two-hander “Fences,” for which she previously earned the Best Actress Tony on Broadway, and on her third go-round at the Academy Awards, won her first Oscar.

And that’s why Fox Searchlight took so long this year to decide, finally, to campaign for British actress Olivia Colman for Best Actress for three-hander “The Favourite,” pushing her Oscar-winning costars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz into supporting.

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