Studio chairman-ceo Jim Gianopulos announced the news at CinemaCon on Wednesday afternoon as the studio presented its slate of films to theater owners gathered in Las Vegas for their annual convention.
A Quiet Place was a much-needed success for the studio, which has endured a tough run at the box office for more than a year. It is the first film that went into production after Gianopulos...
Grace’s casting was previously announced, but it was not known he’d be playing the prominent white supremacist and former Louisiana state representative in Lee’s telling of a remarkable American story.
Footage screened for theater exhibitors was brief but classic Spike Lee — biting social commentary that is all the more shocking for being true.
Gayle Rankin is also on board, with Moss producing the film, alongside Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow, Adam Piotrowicz, and Perry.
Moss will star as Becky Something, a maniacally destructive punk rock star who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family, and followers to the limit as she wages a years-long war against sobriety while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success.
Details behind who Heard will be playing are currently unknown. Production is underway.
Endeavor Content is representing sales for the film along with Bow and Arrow.
Heard recently appeared as Mera in Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” and will reprise the role opposite Jason Momoa in “Aquaman,” which she presented footage of at
Screenwriter James Vanderbilt has written the script to adapt the book. King originally wrote the novel under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Vanderbilt will also produce the adaptation with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak via their Mythology Entertainment banner. Tracey Nyberg will exec produce.
“The Long Walk” is set in a future dystopian America and follows the contestants of a grueling walking contest, held annually by the totalitarian government of the United States of America. Contestants must maintain a pace of four miles per hour, and if they drop below it they will be executed — the race ends when only one contestant is alive.
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
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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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?
“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.
Described by the publisher as a “gritty, lyrical epic,” the story, set in 1885, centers on just-orphaned 17-year-old Jesse Harney, who disguises herself as boy and sets out to find her outlaw brother Noah. Along the way, Jesse, a talented shooter and rider, finds herself in the employ of the territorial governor, whose militia is hunting her brother–dead or alive. Whiskey is...
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,
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...
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.
“On the first ‘Avatar’ film, we met one clan of Na’vi, so a very isolated part of Pandora,” he explained during “Meeting the Expectations of Today’s Savvy Moviegoer,” a panel with 20th Century Fox Chairman/CEO Stacey Snider and Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi, moderated by IndieWire’s Anne Thompson. “We had an opportunity with science fiction to be a metaphor for the world in which we live. So we meet diverse clans in the [future] movie[s], we see a whole wide range of environments, and really create an immersive experience, especially when we go under the water.”
Landau discussed additional ways that “Jim’s pushing the envelope” with his successors to history’s top-grossing film (second only to “Gone With the Wind
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The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film. I can’t for the life of me think of any other recent documentary in which I have laughed pretty much all the way through. It is nothing more nor less than an acerbic round-table chat between four of British theatre’s most famed dames: Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins and Maggie Smith, which takes place at the country home Plowright shared with her late husband, Laurence Olivier (I seem to remember it being the site of Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show special on Olivier in the 80s).
This is basically an Avengers Infinity War of theatrical anecdotery: outrageously camp,
Belgium’s prime minister has criticised one of the country’s leading universities over its plan to honour the film director Ken Loach, following complaints that it has overlooked alleged antisemitism.
In a speech at Brussels Grand Synagogue to mark the 70th anniversary of Israel’s foundation, Charles Michel said on Wednesday night that Loach’s comments about Israel and its policy towards Palestinians justified the withdrawal of the honour.
Entertainment Studios founder Byron Allen told CinemaCon attendees on Wednesday (April 25) he would fight to defend the theatrical window.
Speaking during his company’s slate presentation Allen, a businessman, TV host, comedian and now aspiring film mogul, used the platform at Caesars Palace to urge exhibitors to resist assaults on their traditional place at the table brought about by technological change.
“You are vey powerful,” Allen said. “And there are people trying to take that power from you
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