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Universal Unveils First Footage of Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Universal Unveils First Footage of Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’
Universal impressed the nation’s exhibitors Wednesday with the first footage of M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Glass,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson.

Shyamalan told the audience at CinemaCon at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that “Glass” is the “first truly grounded comic book movie.”

Jackson added, “It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherf—ing movie.”

All four stars appeared on the stage, and the footage set up Paulson as a psychologist dealing with the three other characters, who she notes all believe that they are superheroes. What followed was a series of scenes with the characters interacting with each other — with Willis’ character attempting to stop an apocalyptic outcome.

“Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released in 2000 through Disney, and last year’s “Split,” from Universal. Shyamalan is self-financing. Universal, Blumhouse and
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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana to Star in Laika’s New Animated Feature for Annapurna

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana to Star in Laika’s New Animated Feature for Annapurna
Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis will star in an untitled new animated movie from stop-motion studio Laika for Annapurna Pictures, the companies announced Wednesday.

Chris Butler, who directed the studio’s Oscar-nominated 2012 movie “ParaNorman,” will direct the globe-trotting comedy-adventure.

The film will be the Oregon-based studio’s fifth feature, following successes like “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

“Our next film represents an evolutionary shift for Laika,” Laika president and CEO Travis Knight said in a statement. “It’s an exciting bridge to our future. Director Chris Butler and the wizards at Laika have crafted a moving work of art, layered with wit and imagination and soul. Plus it’s really, really funny. It’s a privilege to partner with Megan [Ellison] and her exceptional team at Annapurna to bring this beautiful original story to the world.”

Annapurna founder Megan Ellison added, “We’re excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Travis and the amazing team at Laika. We appreciate their trust and look forward to having some fun together.”

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Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life Of Pets 2 In His First Animation Role

Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life Of Pets 2 In His First Animation Role
For the first time in his film career, Harrison Ford is joining an animated feature. Ford will lead the cast in The Secret Life of Pets 2, the sequel to the successful CGI film. Deadline reports Ford will be joined by Patton Oswalt, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Pete Holmes who will all join the franchise for the first time. Oswalt will take over the role of Max, who was originally voiced by Louis C.K.

Beyond C.K.'s absence, much of the cast from the original film will be reprising their roles. The film's script will be written by Minions writer Brian Lynch, and Despicable Me's Chris Renaud will direct.

No details have been released regarding Ford's character, so we can only speculate on the pet he will play. Does anyone have any guesses?
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Diablo Cody “Failed So Hard” On ‘Barbie’ And Explains The Situation Behind Script Debacle

Diablo Cody “Failed So Hard” On ‘Barbie’ And Explains The Situation Behind Script Debacle
You wouldn’t expect there to be this much drama about a movie about a plastic kids toy, but apparently, there’s more going on behind the scenes of “Barbie” than we originally thought. The “Barbie” live-action adaptation has gone through many iterations over the years, with Amy Schumer attached and then leaving, Anne Hathaway signing on to star, and the release date getting moved from 2018 to 2020.
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Danai Gurira on All-Female ‘Avengers’ Movie: ‘There’s This Hunger for This Type of Thing’ (Video)

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Danai Gurira on All-Female ‘Avengers’ Movie: ‘There’s This Hunger for This Type of Thing’ (Video)
Danai Gurira has also heard those rumors about the possibility of an all-female “Avengers” movie, and she believes it’s absolutely time for one.

“I keep hearing this rumor also,” she said during her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. “The cool thing is that it’s showing there’s this hunger for this type of thing. The awesome Brie Larson is filming ‘Captain Marvel’ as we speak… It’s exciting because it’s showing that yeah, of course, it’s time we start seeing the perspective of a story come exclusively from women. Magic happens when women do their thang.”

“I can do superhuman things, so if you need me at all, there are things I can do,” DeGeneres weighed in, just in case the all-female “Avengers” movie comes into fruition any time soon.
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Denis O’Hare, John Early Join Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’

Denis O’Hare, John Early Join Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’
In today’s film news roundup, Denis O’Hare joins the cast of Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” Global Road and Participant make executive hires and the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival unveils its lineup.

Castings

30West and FilmNation Entertainment have cast Denis O’Hare, John Early, Max Casella and Megalyn Echikunwoke for Mindy Kaling’s comedy “Late Night,” directed by Nisha Ganatra.

The film also stars Kaling, Emma Thompson, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott and Paul Walter Hauser. 30West and FilmNation Entertainment are financing. Kaling wrote the script and is also producing with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment, which are also handling international sales. 30West and CAA are handling Us rights.

Thompson plays a late-night talk show host at risk of losing her long-running show right, when she hires her first female writer (Kaling) who revitalizes her show and her life. Principal photography has commenced in New York.
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Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’

Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’
Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, and Roland Moller are set to star in Imperative Entertainment pic “Lyrebird” with Ridley Scott on board to produce.

The film tells the true story of Dutch folk hero Han Van Meegeren, who swindled millions of dollars from the Nazis by selling them forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings and is considered the most successful art forger of all time.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby penned the script along with John Orloff. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is directing the film.

Imperative is also producing alongside Scott. Production is currently underway in the U.K. and Holland.

Pearce, who is best known for roles in “L.A. Confidential” and “Iron Man 3,” was most recently seen in the Sundance movie “The Catcher Was a Spy” and can be seen next in Focus’ “Mary Queen of Scots.” He is repped by CAA.

Bang, who broke out in the Oscar-nominated “The Square,
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John DeLorean Estate Sues Over 'Back to the Future' Royalties

John DeLorean Estate Sues Over 'Back to the Future' Royalties
If ever there was an automobile associated with a film, it's the iconic DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future. It turns out that Universal Pictures has been paying money to use the image of the car, but in a new lawsuit, the widow of automaker John DeLorean alleges not receiving a "substantial payment" from Universal.

According to a complaint in New Jersey federal court, the payment went to the DeLorean Motor Company.

Sally DeLorean previously sued the DeLorean Motor Company over intellectual property rights and settled in 2015, a decade after her husband died at age 80. The...
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Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’

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Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’
Amy Adams is set to star in the Fox 2000 film “The Woman in the Window” with Joe Wright directing.

Tracy Letts penned the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.

The pic is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018. With more than one million copies sold in the United States, the novel has additionally topped the bestseller charts in multiple countries and is currently published in 38 languages.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for Fox 2000.

Adams will next be seen starring in “Sharp Objects” for HBO, where she serves as an executive producer as well. She will also star as Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming Dick Cheney film opposite Christian Bale. Adams is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Wme, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
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Showrunner Bruce Miller on the Bleak Future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2

Created for television by Bruce Miller, the highly acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale has returned for a second season, shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to break free from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. While Offred, who was born as June, is haunted by memories from her past, as she tries to figure out what’s next, the audience will get to learn more about life outside of Gilead and what it takes to survive in this terrifying world. During this 1-on-1 …
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Why Adam Warlock (and a Giant Snake) Aren’t in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

In case you had forgotten, there are 76 characters jam-packed into the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, Avengers: Infinity War. But there’s one familiar Marvel Comics character that you were never going to see in Infinity War: Adam Warlock. An Adam Warlock appearance was never in the cards for screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, despite the pivotal role the […]

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Amy Adams Will Star in ‘The Woman in the Window’ for Director Joe Wright

Amy Adams Will Star in ‘The Woman in the Window’ for Director Joe Wright
Amy Adams and Joe Wright are teaming for an adaptation of A. J. Finn‘s novel The Woman in the Window. Adams will play a recluse who spies on her neighbors, and who one days witnesses something she shouldn’t. More on the Woman in the Window movie below. Hey, this sounds potentially great. Amy Adams, one of those actresses […]

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5 Characters Most Likely to Die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

5 Characters Most Likely to Die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
The following is spoiler-free, as it is based on the comic book storylines, not on “Avengers: Infinity War.” For all the great things the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished, one it has always struggled with is making the audience feel concerned for the hero’s safety.

In the 18 released films only Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has died — in the final moments of “Age of Ultron” — and that wasn’t exactly a crushing loss. Even when “The Avengers” tried having a meaningful death by killing Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) — a character we’d gotten to know through multiple of the Phase 1 films — it was immediately undone thanks to ABC’s “Agents of Shield.” “Infinity War” has a real chance to shake things up by killing off a big character for good.

Through the last 10 years, the McU has created a massive stable of characters. Perhaps some of them would
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‘Double Dare’ is Coming Back to Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon continues to dig back into their library of programming from decades ago for shows they can bring back for a new (and old) audience. They previously brought back a bunch of their old programming from that decade for a block called The Splat. Then they decided to make TV movies for both Hey Arnold! […]

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How ‘Jonathan’ Caught Ansel Elgort’s Attention – Tribeca Studio

After starring in Edgar Wright’s automobile action ballet Bady Driver, actor Ansel Elgort has another intriguing feature lined up, Jonathan, which is making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Similar to Baby’s attention span, if you want to win Elgort over with an offer, a filmmaker truly has to have something special and indeed that was the case with AFI alum Bill Oliver and this sci-fi drama which he co-wrote and marks his feature directorial…
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Oliver Stone to Iranian Government: Let Jafar Panahi Attend the Cannes Film Festival

Oliver Stone to Iranian Government: Let Jafar Panahi Attend the Cannes Film Festival
In a wide-ranging press conference held during his first visit to Iran, Oliver Stone expressed appreciation for Iran’s extensive history and recent cinematic accomplishments, criticized American policy toward the Middle East, and voiced his wish that director Jafar Panahi would be allowed to attend the Cannes Film Festival to witness the premiere of his latest film.

Spending a week in Iran as a guest of the Fajr International Film Festival, Stone answered questions from a crowd of approximately 150 Iranian and a few foreign journalists in the Charsou complex in Tehran. He started out by saying that the early part of his visit took him to other Iranian cities, including Isfahan and he was impressed at the hospitality he had been shown and the “warmth” he felt from people of all walks of life. He said he had long been interested in Iran and its 2500-year history and was fortunate
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‘Charm City’ Is A Harrowing Look At Both Sides Of The Crime Epidemic In Baltimore [Tribeca Review]

Simultaneously harrowing and nuanced, Marilyn Ness’ feature documentary “Charm City” explores the violence epidemic in Baltimore over the course of three years. The doc is told through the lens of the police, city council, and the citizens living in the heart of the crisis in a gripping film that deserves more exposure. While the thought of returning to the crime-ridden streets of Baltimore, so thoroughly mined in “The Wire,” may be a tough sell, Ness pushes viewers into the Rose street area in East Baltimore to support the film’s overall thesis that the only way to combat the absurdly high homicide rate is through community organization and rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure that has been mostly abandoned.
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Tired of Being Ordinary: Inside the Secret Website and Mysterious Game Hyping a Sundance Hit

Tired of Being Ordinary: Inside the Secret Website and Mysterious Game Hyping a Sundance Hit
The “American Animals” trailer asks an ominous question: “Are you in, or are you out?” It’s a tough one to answer when, like film’s main characters, you don’t know the first thing of what the question refers to, except that it promises to be dangerous and very exciting.

American Animals” is the true story of how a group of friends plotted a brazen and elaborate heist of rare books valued at $10 million. After realizing how unimportant their adult suburban lives have becomes, four high school friends get together to try to break free from their ordinary existence.

After the film was bought by the Orchard and MoviePass Ventures out of Sundance, the distributor’s marketing team has taken its underlying message – how, in our modern lives, we all crave some out-of-the-ordinary fun and adventure – and launched a mysterious companion game. Requiring some (very) minor hacking and a little sleuth work,
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Admits Wanting To Make Superhero Films “Mainly Because Of” ‘Star Wars’

Get ready Disney/Marvel/Star Wars nerds, your minds are about to explode.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was a guest on this week’s “The Star Wars Show” to, of course, discuss “Avengers: Infinity War,” but mainly to geek out over his deep love for the galaxy far, far away. So, while he does make sure to talk about the upcoming film, it’s fun to watch the head honcho of Marvel Studios actually become a “Star Wars” nerd for a few minutes.
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Heroes: Breaking Down the New Trailers for ‘Venom’ and ‘Deadpool 2’—Were They Effective?

On this 239th episode of Heroes, Jon Schnepp, Markeia McCarty, and Coy Jandreau discuss the following from the world of Heroes and Villains: The panel offers their quick thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War and promotes the non-spoiler review from yesterday. Fox released a final trailer for Deadpool 2 while Sony released a second trailer for Venom. The panel breaks them down and discusses their thoughts on them. Cameron Monaghan took to his Instagram to reveal a picture of himself as "J." aka The Joker for Gotham. Tom Hardy presented the new Venom trailer at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Comicbook.…
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