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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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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020
Warner Bros. has moved Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 back seven months from Nov. 1, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

The sequel, which is set in 1984, replaces Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man, which has been taken off the schedule.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, said, "We had tremendous success releasing the first 'Wonder Woman' film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs."
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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall. Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single
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Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’
Johnny Depp and producer Andrea Iervolino have formed a partnership to develop and produce film and digital content, starting with the movie “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production banner and Iervolino will produce through his recently launched social entertainment platform TaTaTu.

“Waiting for the Barbarians,” an adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same name, will star Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Production begins later this month in Morocco and the film will be directed by Ciro Guerra. Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

Variety first reported in May at the Cannes Film Festival that Ambi would fully finance the project. “Waiting for the Barbarians” centers on the crisis of conscience of a magistrate from a small colonial town after he witnesses
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Roman Reigns and the Heartbreaking Humanity of Pro Wrestling’s Real Moments

Professional wrestling is the only fictional art form that gets criticized for being fictional. For detractors, it's the go-to jab, how can you care about a sport that isn't real? For fans, that razor-thin divide between storytelling and reality is the sweet spot, the suspension of disbelief right up to the point where you question what you're seeing, the blurred line between an athletic competition and a comic-book clash between larger than life heroes and villains. And then, rarely but not rarely enough, there are moments when reality crashes through that divide and pops …
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Cool Stuff: Fye Exclusive ‘Rugrats’ Reptar Bar Gets New and Improved

Last year, the pop culture fanatics at Fye made the dreams of Rugrats fans come true by releasing a real life Reptar chocolate bar filled with green frosting. It was a fun way to cash in on the nostalgia for the fan favorite Nicktoon of children of the ’90s, but it sounds like they may […]

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‘House of Cards’ Review: It’s More About Kevin Spacey Than Ever

‘House of Cards’ Review: It’s More About Kevin Spacey Than Ever
In its final season, “House of Cards” buries Kevin Spacey in a shallow grave — so shallow, you can still hear Frank Underwood knocking. Killed off as a means to excuse Spacey’s sudden absence from the series, following his termination a year ago for alleged sexual harassment, Francis still steers the ship. More than half the final season passes before “House of Cards” feels like Claire Underwood’s (Robin Wright) story instead of his epilogue, and even when she starts to see her vision borne out, the lingering questions are all about Frank. Despite the hype, Season 6 isn’t Claire’s show. It’s still Frank’s, which undercuts the season’s many attempts at women-first stories and keeps momentum stagnant.

Really, in its dying hours “House of Cards” becomes a murder-mystery. Seeing it this way provides a bit of goofy levity to a series always toeing the line between pompous prestige and soapy melodrama,
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Afm: FilmNation Boards Gloria Steinem Biopic With Julianne Moore (Exclusive)

FilmNation Entertainment will sell international rights to “In the Glorias: A Life on the Road,” Variety has learned.

The film is based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Beyond its source material, the movie has some impressive pedigree. It is directed by Julie Taymor, the visionary director of Broadway’s “The Lion King” and such films as “Frida” and “Across the Universe.” “In the Glorias: A Life on the Road” will star Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) as Steinem. Alicia Vikander, an Academy Award winner for “The Danish Girl,” is in negotiations to join the cast.

The movie will follow Steinem’s journey to become a crusader for equal rights and her groundbreaking work as a journalist and activist. The Ms. magazine founder’s story takes on added resonance given the impact that the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have had on Hollywood and the rest of
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Here’s How ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Episode 6 Was Made

Almost everyone seems to love Netflix’s spooky series The Haunting of Hill House, and rightfully so. There’s a lot to praise, from Mike Flanagan‘s skilled direction, to the great performances from an impressive cast. And there’s one episode in particular that viewers can’t stop talking about: episode 6, “Two Storms.” The episode packs an emotional punch, […]

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Sharon Maguire, Mat Whitecross line up new projects with UK's Turbine Studios (exclusive)

Sharon Maguire, Mat Whitecross line up new projects with UK's Turbine Studios (exclusive)
Turbine is run by Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner and Justin Thomson.

UK directors Sharon Maguire and Mat Whitecross are set to direct new projects with London-based Turbine Studios, the nascent film and TV production company run by Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner and Justin Thomson.

Maguire is directing The Breakaway, an adaptation of the autobiography of Nicole Cooke, the first British cyclist to be ranked number one in the world. The project is in development with Ffilm Cymru Wales and Turbine hopes to shoot the film in Wales next year. Maguire’s credits include two of the
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The Morning Watch: The Space Suits of ‘First Man’, Fact-Checking Private Eye Movies & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, get a much closer look at the space […]

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Terrence Malick's 'Evolver' among 10 projects selected for Amsterdam's Vr Days Europe

Terrence Malick's 'Evolver' among 10 projects selected for Amsterdam's Vr Days Europe
Projects will be presented on Friday October 26.

A Terrence Malick work called Evolver is one of ten Vr projects to be presented at Vr Days Europe in Amsterdam on Friday October 26.

The ten projects have been chosen by Vr Days Europe in collaboration with Iffr Pro, the industry arm of Rotterdam International Film Festival (Iffr). The projects will be seen by interactive media professionals, who will examine the possibilities for finance and distribution.

Evolver lets participants experience the human condition from birth until death. Produced by Netherlands animation/Vr studio House of Secrets, it features original music from artists including
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A Star Is Born hexes Halloween at UK box office

It’s another week at the top for Bradley Cooper’s music-world drama, which sees off Jamie Lee Curtis’s return in Halloween

Having risen impressively from third place to the top spot at the UK box office a week ago, Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born remains chart champ for another session, resisting the challenge of Halloween. The romantic drama starring Cooper and Lady Gaga fell just 7% in box office from the previous weekend, and now stands at £14.9m after 19 days of play. For context, every other film in the UK Top 10 fell by numbers ranging from 39% (Smallfoot) to 56% (The House with a Clock in Its Walls).
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Where are the scream queens of colour?

Halloween hit the big screen more than 40 years ago but why are the new generation of horror film leads still all white?

Halloween’s arrival in cinemas is a brilliant reminder that Jamie Lee Curtis is the ultimate scream queen. The label is an apt one for Curtis, who has starred in more than a few horror films since making her debut in John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher film. Having played Laurie Strode multiple times in the Halloween franchise, the actor cemented her status with roles in The Fog, Terror Train and Prom Night in the 1980s. However, as audiences welcome Michael Myers’ survivor sister back to the silver screen one can’t help but notice the lack of women of colour able to pick up Curtis’ mantle.

It’s clear enough that mainstream horror has long been white-dominated, with ethnic minority characters confined to playing the supporting roles. In recent years,
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Singapore Film Festival to Focus on Asian Diversity

Singapore Film Festival to Focus on Asian Diversity
Award-winning dramas, “A Land Imagined,” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” are among the Asian films selected for competition at next month’s Singapore International Film Festival.

Also competing for the Silver Screen Award are Indian director Rima Das’ “Bulbul Can Sing” and Sri Lankan Suba Sivakumaran’s “House of My Fathers.” The eight-title competition is open to films by directors making their first, second or third feature.

Announcing its full, 104-title, lineup on Tuesday, the festival unveiled gala slots for “Dear Ex,” by Taiwanese directing pair Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen, and “The Third Wife.” “Ex,” about a jilted widow who must make peace with her late husband’s lover, debuted to acclaim at the Taipei festival in summer and is prominently positioned at the upcoming Golden Horse Awards, where it is nominated for eight prizes. “Wife” is a hot first film by Vietnamese filmmaker Ash Mayfair. It
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Naomi Kawase to direct Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games official film

Naomi Kawase to direct Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games official film
Kawase will be the fifth woman to direct an official Olympic film.

Japanese director Naomi Kawase will direct the official film of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on behalf of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage.

Kawase was selected following consultation with the Foundation, the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, and Japanese and international film experts.

Her career began with documentary and short films, before she became the youngest director at the age of 27 to receive the Camera d’Or at Cannes for her debut feature Suzaku in 1997.

Subsequent Kawase titles to have appeared at Cannes include fourth feature The Mourning Forest,
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Turkish President Says Killing of Jamal Khashoggi Was ‘Premeditated’ and ‘Very Cruel’

Turkey’s president declared Tuesday that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was a “premeditated” act carried out after a large of team of Saudi intelligence, security and forensic personnel suddenly descended on Istanbul.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Saudi officials arrived in Turkey the day before Khashoggi went to the consulate Oct. 2 to do some paperwork for his upcoming marriage. The Washington Post columnist – an outspoken frequent critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – was never seen again, and the Saudi government, after repeated denials, now admits that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate in what it terms a “rogue operation.”

Erdogan told Turkish lawmakers that various members of the Saudi team of more than a dozen personnel, including a military general, conducted some kind of survey of a forest near Istanbul and also disabled
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First look at 'Sibyl' with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, mk2 Films boards sales (exclusive)

First look at 'Sibyl' with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, mk2 Films boards sales (exclusive)
Triet’s third film also features Sandra Hüller, Gaspard Ulliel and Niels Schneider.

France’s mk2 Films has acquired international rights to French director Justine Triet’s drama Sibyl, starring Virginie Efira as a psychotherapist, who becomes obsessed with one of her patients who is a young, up and coming actress, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos.

The production is Triet’s third feature after tragi-comedy In Bed With Victoria which opened Cannes Critics’ Week in 2016 and also starred Efira, who won France’s best actress César for her performance.

In this new collaboration, Efira plays the titular character of Sibyl,
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First look: 'Sibyl' with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, mk2 Films boards sales (exclusive)

First look: 'Sibyl' with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, mk2 Films boards sales (exclusive)
Triet’s third film also features Sandra Hüller, Gaspard Ulliel and Niels Schneider.

France’s mk2 Films has acquired international rights to French director Justine Triet’s drama Sibyl, starring Virginie Efira as a psychotherapist, who becomes obsessed with one of her patients who is a young, up and coming actress, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos.

The production is Triet’s third feature after tragi-comedy In Bed With Victoria which opened Cannes Critics’ Week in 2016 and also starred Efira, who won France’s best actress César for her performance.

In this new collaboration, Efira plays the titular character of Sibyl,
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Scott Free London, Film4 team on Ben Chanan's 'The German Child' (exclusive)

Psychological thriller to be set at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Scott Free London and Film4 are joining forces to develop The German Child, which will mark the feature debut of writer-director Ben Chanan (Cyberbully).

Based on Chanan’s original idea, the project is a psychological period thriller which explores topics including race, identity and community.

The film is set at the outbreak of the Second World War, when evacuees were despatched by train all over Britain. When an unsuspecting couple living in rural Wiltshire take a young boy into their home, little could they foresee the irreparable
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