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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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How we made Il Postino

‘At Massimo’s funeral, his film double walked behind the coffin in homage – and all the Neapolitans thought it was his ghost’

Massimo Troisi was a huge star in Italy. He loved a film I’d made called Another Time, Another Place, about Italian PoWs in Scotland. We looked at various projects to do together, and he’d bought the rights to this Chilean novel called Burning Patience, about the death of Pablo Neruda and his friendship with a 17-year-old fisherman.
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Cinepolis takes minority stake in Indonesia’s Cinemaxx

Undisclosed stake will be used to help Cinemaxx expand its screen count in Indonesia.

Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis has acquired a minority stake in Indonesian exhibitor Cinemaxx, owned by local property giant Lippo Group.

The size of the stake was not disclosed but the partners said in a statement that “the proceeds will be used to fuel growth and help Cinemaxx achieve its vision of becoming a dominant player in the Indonesian cinema industry”.

Launched in 2014, Cinemaxx currently operates 45 cinemas with 226 screens across Indonesia. It also operates a kids cinema brand, Cinemaxx Junior; a premium large-screen format Ultra Xd; and a luxury cinema offering,
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Film News Roundup: Jason Reitman Selected for John Cassavetes Award at Denver Film Festival

Film News Roundup: Jason Reitman Selected for John Cassavetes Award at Denver Film Festival
In today’s film news roundup, Jason Reitman wins the John Cassavetes award, the documentary “Race Against Time” gets a release and the Ray Harryhausen Foundation is planning “Force of the Trojans.”

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The Denver Film Festival has selected Jason Reitman as the recipient of its 2018 John Cassavetes Award for his work as a director, producer and writer.

The award was established in collaboration with Cassavetes’ spouse Gena Rowlands in 1989 and is presented to a film artist who has made a significant contribution to the world of filmmaking and whose work reflects the spirit of the late Cassavetes.

Reitman will screen his latest film, “The Front Runner,” on Nov. 8 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, followed by the presentation of the award. Reitman will be joined by his co-writers Matt Bai and Jay Carson for an onstage conversation about the film.

Reitman received Academy Award nominations for producing, directing
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Sneak Peek Conjures Up Magical New Footage

Mary Poppins Returns is destined to be another Disney hit, because it continues to look overwhelmingly charming. The sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic finds Emily Blunt taking up the umbrella as magical nanny Mary Poppins, who once again has to help the constantly troubled Banks children. Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, along with Meryl Streep and more, with […]

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Geoffrey Rush close to tears as he gives evidence in 'King Leer' defamation trial

Actor becomes emotional on stand as he defends himself from accusations of inappropriate behaviour with woman on stage

Geoffrey Rush came close to tears in court explaining how he imagined his own daughter’s death during a scene in the production of King Lear in which he was accused of behaving inappropriately.

Rush became emotional on the stand during the second day of his two-week defamation hearing against Sydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, describing his thoughts during a scene in the play where he carried the woman at the centre of the complaint on stage.
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Animation Is Film Review: ‘Funan’

Animation Is Film Review: ‘Funan’
How does one depict a genocide such as that inflicted by the Khmer Rouge on the Cambodian people? Some — such as Rithy Pahn, who used clay figures rather than actors for the reenactments in his Oscar-nominated documentary “The Missing Piece” — would argue that to do so is to empower the perpetrators, to exploit the victims, and potentially to reduce the atrocities to a form of spectacle. And yet, the world must not be allowed to forget. By embracing hand-drawn animation as a tool for tactful re-creation, “Funan” director Denis Do provides audiences a unique window into this relatively under-represented 20th-century horror, one that serves as an act of witnessing even as it avoids directly showing the violence on-screen.

Do’s restraint is an artistic choice, not one forced upon him by censors or producers concerned about reaching the widest audience possible. Even by cutting away from the worst incidents — which include beatings,
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Superhero Bits: ‘Gotham’ Reveals Shane West as Bane, Canceled ‘Injustice 2’ Characters & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Gotham’ Reveals Shane West as Bane, Canceled ‘Injustice 2’ Characters & More
Would you believe that’s Shane West as Bane in the final season of Gotham? Want to make your own Venom symbiote container? Is Jensen Ackles going to play Batman in the Arrrowverse? Which characters didn’t make it into Injustice 2? Why did Marvel have to change the Spanish poster tagline for Captain Marvel? Is Guardians of […]

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Water Cooler: Halloween, Haunted Houses, Derren Brown, Making A Murderer, The Night Comes For Us, Documentary Now!, First Man

Water Cooler: Halloween, Haunted Houses, Derren Brown, Making A Murderer, The Night Comes For Us, Documentary Now!, First Man
On the October 22 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

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R.L. Stine on ‘Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween’ and Keeping Kids Hooked on Horror for Generations

If you grew up loving horror any time in the last few decades, odds are you grew up reading books written by R.L. Stine. The children's author extraordinaire has written hundreds of books through his Goosebumps and Fear Street banners, inspired TV shows, and of course, the delightful family adventure film Goosebumps. Just in time for Halloween, Sony's sequel Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween is now in theaters starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, and of course, Jack Black as R.L. Stine for a new spooky adventure ripped from …
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Louis C.K. Accuser Rebecca Corry Responds to Sarah Silverman: ‘He’s a Predator Who Victimized Women for Decades’

Louis C.K. Accuser Rebecca Corry Responds to Sarah Silverman: ‘He’s a Predator Who Victimized Women for Decades’
Following Sarah Silverman’s admission that Louis C.K. used to masturbate in front of her with her consent, Rebecca Corry — who, along with several other women, has accused C.K. of doing so against her will — has responded with a tweet calling the comedian “a predator who victimized women for decades and lied about it.”

Silverman quickly responded to Corry with an apology: “Rebecca I’m sorry. Ugh this is why I don’t like weighing in,” she wrote. “I can’t seem to do press 4 my show w/out being asked about it. But you’re right- you were equals and he fucked with you and it’s not ok. I’m sorry, friend. You are so talented and so kind.”

“I know I’m going to regret saying this,” Silverman said this morning on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show. “I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him,
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‘Halloween’ Easter Egg: Jamie Lee Curtis Played Multiple Roles, and Michael Myers’ One Ethical Choice

‘Halloween’ Easter Egg: Jamie Lee Curtis Played Multiple Roles, and Michael Myers’ One Ethical Choice
David Gordon Green‘s Halloween broke box office records this past weekend, making it the biggest opening in history for a slasher movie. Michael Myers is back, baby – and speaking of babies, there’s one specific moment in the film involving an infant child that’s dripping with so much suspense that it practically forces audiences to hold […]

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New ‘Elseworlds’ Image Sees John Wesley Shipp Getting in on the Arrowverse Crossover Madness

What in the absolute heck is going on over there in The CW's Arrowverse as the small-screen DC series head toward their massive crossover, "Elseworlds"? We already knew Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) will be rocking a black suit, while Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin are set to swap costumes at some point. Now, a new set photo courtesy of Amell revealed that John Wesley Shipp—who not only plays both Henry Allen and Jay Garrick on The Flash but originally portrayed Barry Allen on CBS' 1990 speedster series—is getting in on this topsy-turvy madness. In the image, …
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Academy Picks Producer Donna Gigliotti in Hopes of Reviving Viewership for 2019 Oscar Show

Academy Picks Producer Donna Gigliotti in Hopes of Reviving Viewership for 2019 Oscar Show
For the upcoming 91st Oscar telecast, after all the noise about the worst ratings in history, the Academy had to replace producers Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd. The duo did well enough their first time around (the Best Picture snafu was not their fault) to warrant returning their second, and put on a decent show within the usual constraints of a ceremony that must showcase 24 award winners.

For Oscars 2019, new producer Donna Gigliotti, who won an Oscar for Miramax’s surprise winner “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999, will pioneer new Academy rules allowing several of the tech Oscars to be handed out during the commercial break and then edited into the live show. (No one will miss their time in the spotlight; there will be a lot less walking.)

New Yorker Gigliotti will work closely with co-producer Glenn Weiss, who will also direct. If he looks familiar, he’s the unflappable
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‘Inventing Tomorrow’ Director Laura Nix Wishes Her Documentary About Brilliant Teenagers Were Four Hours Long — Watch

‘Inventing Tomorrow’ Director Laura Nix Wishes Her Documentary About Brilliant Teenagers Were Four Hours Long — Watch
The people profiled in Laura Nix’s documentary “Inventing Tomorrow” are trying to change the world by coming up with solutions to threats facing the environment. They’re also teenagers.

They might be accomplished scientists and innovators who are addressing problems facing their local communities, but they’re also kids. That was just one of many difficulties Nix said she faced while filming the competitors from various countries at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

“When you’re filming with young people, ethically you’re in a different territory” than when you’re working with adults, Nix told the crowd after a showing of her film at the International Documentary Association’s annual screening series in Los Angeles. While working with children, you ask permission before filming everything.

“You’re always negotiating access when you’re filming,” she said — whether the scene in question is a fight between mother and
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How Michael Biehn’s Agent Helped Save ‘The Terminator’

How Michael Biehn’s Agent Helped Save ‘The Terminator’
The Terminator is now a lucrative franchise with a sixth movie on the way. In 1984, it was a struggle just to get the studio to screen the original. film. Producer Gale Anne Hurd was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Screamfest and spoke about her work before screenings of Aliens and The Terminator. “Even […]

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‘Stolen Daughters’: How HBO Gained Access to the Nigerian Girls Rescued From Boko Haram

In 2014, violent Islamic insurgent movement Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Chibok, a town in northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest. Following a global social media campaign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls that featured world leaders and celebrities like Michelle Obama, the Nigerian Government faced massive pressure to retrieve the girls. Facing international embarrassment, then-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration sought to reclaim the narrative. And that’s where the making of HBO’s documentary “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” began its long journey.

To date, more than 100 of the girls have been freed, while others escaped. The kidnapped girls, known as “The Chibok Girls,” are required to live in a secret government safe house in the capitol of Abuja, where contact with the outside world is severely limited. Granted exclusive access to 82 of the girls who are being rehabilitated and educated, “Stolen Daughters” chronicles how
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