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Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album
Luca Guadagnino’s next project is inspired by one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic albums.

The “Suspiria” director is attached to direct a film based on Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” “The Fisher King” scribe Richard Lagravenese will write the screenplay, individuals with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

The film is based on an idea by Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino, reteaming with him after previously producing “Call Me By Your Name.” Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

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The film will revolve around some of the central themes of Dylan’s album, which included “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Shelter from the Storm.”

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,
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Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’

Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’
Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined Dave Bautista’s action-comedy “My Spy” for STXFilms.

Peter Segal is directing the script penned by the writing team of brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber. Bautista plays a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. The film is currently in production in Toronto.

“’My Spy’s the perfect vehicle to highlight Dave’s undeniable humor and charm, while continuing to stay true to his action roots,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, said. “His father/daughter-like chemistry with Chloe Coleman is a true pleasure to watch, and we could not have asked for a stronger roster of funny and talented co-stars to round out the cast of this wildly entertaining film.”

Good Fear’s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are producing the project alongside Mwm Studios, Bautista,
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China Release of Fan Bingbing-Bruce Willis Film ‘Unbreakable Spirit’ Is Scrapped

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China Release of Fan Bingbing-Bruce Willis Film ‘Unbreakable Spirit’ Is Scrapped
The planned theatrical release of big-budget Chinese war movie “Unbreakable Spirit,” has been scrapped following allegations of money laundering. The film had earlier been at the center of the tax avoidance allegations involving actress Fan Bingbing.

The film, previously known as “The Bombing,” was originally set for an August release. That was rescheduled to Oct. 26 after the Fan affair became major news. But Chinese media now report the release as cancelled.

Aside from Fan, the film has a stellar cast that includes Bruce Willis, Liu Ye, and Nicholas Tse. Director, Xiao Feng said the film had taken eight years to make.

“It is time to let it go,” Xiao Feng wrote on social media. “My sincere apologies to my crew, the distribution team, and all audiences who had high expectations of the film.” The film’s distributors, Beijing United Exhibition Partners, and Qi Tai Culture did not respond to Variety’s inquiries.
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‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days

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‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days
When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner BrosBradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born has filled $100 million-plus worth of movie auditoriums in its first 12 days of domestic release.

Let’s face it, not all adult-oriented awards contenders are slam dunks at the box office, particularly when they are wide releases. Just ask Universal and DreamWorks, who hoped their astronaut drama First Man would launch to $20M in three days; it’s at $19.1M through five days. Quite often the better PR win is in a platform release: You celebrate your theater averages up front, and then, wow, the film has crossed over to bigger numbers later on in its run.

For the third midday to date in its run, A Star Is Born beat Venom in daily grosses — the pic did so last Thursday, on Monday and last night, edging out Tom Hardy’s fanged superhero $3.95M-$3.75M. Every studio depends on a huge opening-weekend gross for their event movies to survive, but sleeper movies, especially ones which continually draw out adult audiences — a crowd notorious for crawling to the multiplex — is pure manna from heaven. While Universal/ Miramax/ Blumhouse’s Halloween will soak up around $70M worth of business this weekend, Venom and A Star Is Born will continue to fight for second with around $18M-$20M. “A Star Is Born will continue to ease 30% every weekend in its run,” praised one rival studio executive about the pic’s longevity.

Yes, Sony’s Venom hit $100M in its first six days last week, but its commercial success after overcoming negative reviews can largely be attributed to being a long-awaited Marvel spinoff finally hitting the screen and clicking. Nice IP if you can get it.

But here we have A Star Is Born, the fourth remake of a classic property in an 81-year period, a movie by a first-time director in Cooper, coupled with ambitious dramatic performances that have paid off, not just for The Hangover actor, but in pop star Lady Gaga too. It’s a recipe that’s paying off. Note this movie could have been a very different one, with various directors having circled at various points in time, i.e., Joel Schumacher, Nick Cassavetes and Clint Eastwood, and stars including Will Smith and Tom Cruise, with Beyonce being a constant attachment throughout various iterations.

A Star Is Born through 12 days counts $101.4M to Venom‘s $148.9M. Versus other October hits, Warner Bros’ Gravity (final stateside gross $274M) hit $100M in nine days, 20th Century Fox’s The Martian (final domestic $228.4M) in 10, and Fox’s Gone Girl ($167.7M) in 16.

It’s fair to say, A Star Is Born is just getting warmed up.
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Daily Podcast: Should You Go To College To Become A Filmmaker? Blumhouse, Fast & Furious, Real World, Annabelle 3 & They Live 2

Daily Podcast: Should You Go To College To Become A Filmmaker? Blumhouse, Fast & Furious, Real World, Annabelle 3 & They Live 2
On the October 17 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Blumhouse, Fast & Furious, Real World, Annabelle 3, and They Live 2. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

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MoviePass Parent Company Being Investigated For Potentially Misleading Investors

MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that was flying high in early 2018, has been barely clinging to life for the past few months. Their financial failure and series of bone-headed decisions have been well-documented, but if you thought things couldn’t get any worse for them, think again: parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics is under […]

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Netflix Addresses The Future of Their Marvel Shows

If you're worried about the future of the Marvel universe on Netflix, that's certainly understandable. After all, the streaming service started strong with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, two fresh Marvel adaptations far removed from the popcorn entertainment of the big screen McU, which offered fans a darker, more character-driven spin on the source material. Then Luke Cage arrived to mixed reviews, Iron Fist and The Defenders landed with a thud, and the second solo seasons failed to generate the buzz or excitement of their predecessors. Heck, everyone's fav Rosario Dawson even set the stage for her …
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‘Real World’ Reboot Coming to Facebook Watch

Remember The Real World? The reality show about seven strangers who stop being polite, and start getting real? It’s back, in Facebook Watch form. MTV Studios is teaming with Facebook’s streaming service to re-launch the popular reality show for a whole new generation. The series will now have an interactive element as well, allowing viewers to […]

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Anna Brewster, Sharlto Copley and Michael Pitt Join Netflix’s ‘Last Days of American Crime’ (Exclusive)

Anna Brewster, Sharlto Copley and Michael Pitt Join Netflix’s ‘Last Days of American Crime’ (Exclusive)
Anna Brewster, Michael Pitt, and Sharlto Copley have rounded out the cast of the Netflix pic “The Last Days of American Crime” starring Edgar Ramirez.

Taken 2” director Olivier Megaton is helming with Karl Gajdusek adapting the script.

Based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel “The Last Days of American Crime” by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, the story is set when, in a final response to fight terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Ramirez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with Kevin Cash (Pitt) and Shelby Dupree (Brewster) to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off.

Jesse Berger at Radical Studios will produce along with Jason Michael Berman at Mandalay Pictures, as well as Barry Levine.
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Film News Roundup: Diana Silvers Joins Jessica Chastain’s Actioner ‘Eve’

Film News Roundup: Diana Silvers Joins Jessica Chastain’s Actioner ‘Eve’
In today’s film news roundup, Diana Silvers joins Jessica Chastain’s “Eve,” “Halloween” outpaces “The Nun’s” Fandango pre-sales, and Rlje Films nabs the horror-thriller “Monster Party.”

Casting

Newcomer Diana Silvers has been cast in Tate Taylor’s action movie “Eve” opposite Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, and Colin Farrell, Variety has learned exclusively.

Taylor replaced Matthew Newton as director of “Eve” after Newton left the project earlier this year following online backlash due to his history of alleged assault and domestic violence. Voltage will fully finance “Eve” and handle worldwide sales. Farrell will be playing the leader of a black-ops organization whom Chastain’s title character works for.

Silvers also landed the lead opposite Octavia Spencer in Taylor’s upcoming film “Ma” and will also be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” with Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Samuel L. Jackson. She has been shooting Annapurna’s “Booksmart,
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‘The Terror’ Season 2 Director Found, World War II Setting Confirmed

‘The Terror’ Season 2 Director Found, World War II Setting Confirmed
The Terror season 2 director has been found. Josef Kubota Wladyka, who has helmed episodes of Netflix’s Narcos, will direct the second season of AMC’s historical horror show. As previously reported, the second season will take place during World War II, in a Japanese-American internment camp. The first season was inspired by the true story of Captain […]

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Getting Movie Treatment

Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Getting Movie Treatment
Bob Dylan’s album “Blood on the Tracks” is headed to the big screen, thanks to “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino.

The Oscar nominee is retreaming with Rt Features on a movie inspired by Dylan’s seminal 1975 album.

Richard Lagravenese will pen the script of the drama, which is based on an idea by Rt FeaturesRodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino. Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

“Blood on the Tracks” is Dylan’s 15th studio album, released by Columbia Records and acclaimed as one of his greatest. The platinum-selling record, which contains songs including, “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate,” and “Shelter from the Storm,” is ranked by Rolling Stone as the 16th greatest album of all time.

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,” Teixeira said. “We worked for a
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‘Star Trek’ TV Shows Will Have Distinct Tones, Be Spread Out to Avoid Franchise Fatigue

CBS All Access plans to boldly expand its roster of Star Trek TV shows…but not too quickly. A new report says that the network doesn’t want to make the mistake of having fans become oversaturated with new Star Trek content. So instead of having a new season of a Star Trek show airing year round, […]

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Ending After Season 7; Watch the Cast Say Goodbye

Brace yourselves, it’s time to say goodbye to the ladies of Litchfield. Netflix’s Emmy-winning prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black will end after the upcoming seventh season. The streaming service revealed the news on social media today with an emotional announcement video from the ensemble cast. Created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black follows the semi-fictionalized adventures of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who gets sent to a women’s prison after being convicted of a decade old crime. But if Piper is meant to …
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Nicole Maines on ‘Supergirl’ and Playing TV’s First Transgender Superhero, Dreamer

On October 14, The CW hosted an event for the launch of its new fall season, which also showcased Shethority, an online collective that provides a positive space for all women to discuss the unique challenges of the female experience in today’s world, and debuted the #CWOpenToAll initiative that reinforces the network’s commitment to inclusion and representation. Collider was invited to hang out on the red carpet to chat with the arriving talent, where we got a few minutes to get some scoops from Nicole Maines, who is playing Nia Nal, a.k.a. Dreamer, on Season 4 …
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‘Orange is the New Black’ Ending With Season 7

Orange is the New Black‘s time is nearly served. The Netflix series will end with season 7, bringing to a close a show that launched back in 2013. This is likely for the best, as the prison dramedy has run out of steam at this point. The final season will arrive on the streaming service […]

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Kendrick Lamar, late Jóhann Jóhannsson win at 2018 World Soundtrack Awards

Kendrick Lamar, late Jóhann Jóhannsson win at 2018 World Soundtrack Awards
Johannsson received best film composer for the second year in a row.

The 18th annual World Soundtrack Awards have been given out during the 45th Film Fest Gent in Belgium, with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson receiving the best film composer award posthumously.

Jóhannsson, who won the same award last year before passing away in February 2018, was honoured this year for his work on Mandy, Mary Magdalene (co-composed with Hildur Guðnadóttir) and The Mercy. Guðnadóttir accepted the prize on his behalf.

The award for best original song written directly for a film went to ‘Black Panther’ from the film of the same name.
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Vudu Looking to Provide HBO, Starz & More While Hulu Plans Cheap Live TV Channel Bundles

The battle among streaming services is getting a little more interesting, and further blows are being struck against overpriced cable providers as companies like Vudu and Hulu look to provide a more streamlined television experience at a much lower price. The Walmart-owned Vudu, who recently struck a deal to develop their own original content with […]

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‘Orange Is the New Black’: Season 7 Will Be the Last for the Netflix Series

‘Orange Is the New Black’: Season 7 Will Be the Last for the Netflix Series
Even after surviving this long, “Orange Is the New Black” was always going to end someday. According to a new video from a number of members of the cast, that final episode will be at the end of the upcoming Season 7, marking the close of one of Netflix’s longest running original programs.

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, and more added their short goodbyes to the announcement, posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #Oitnb pic.twitter.com/bUp2yY0aoK

— Orange Is the New… (@Oitnb) October 17, 2018

The Lionsgate-produced prison dramedy (which has switched between drama and comedy for awards consideration over the course of its run) began in 2013 and has debuted a new season every summer since. With Season 6 ending with more than one of the show’s central characters ending their prison stay entirely,
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'Halloween' to erupt in 21 territories this week

Day-and-date with North America, highlights expected in UK, Mexico.

Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax’s Halloween reboot launches in a little shy of 4,000 screens in 21 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend in what is expected to make a big splash.

Chief among the launches will be the UK and Mexico, where, especially in the case of the latter, horror and genre can deliver spectacular results.

Only recently Warner Bros’ The Nun opened in Mexico on a massive $10.4m en route to $22.4m to finish as the film’s top international market. New Line’s horror film debuted in the UK on
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