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Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)

Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)
Jamie Neumann, who can currently be seen on HBO’s “The Deuce” as Dorothy, has joined the cast of the Stx action movie “17 Bridges.” Sources also tell Variety she has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and “NOS4A2.”

17 Bridges,” directed by Brian Kirk, stars Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, and Stephan James.

Boseman will portray a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 17 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

Boseman, Logan Coles, and Joe and Anthony Russo are producing along with Mwm Studios. Gigi Pritzker (“Hell or High Water
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Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

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Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity
Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity.

The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production.

Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, the Jellicle leader, and attempts to abduct Demeter, one of two cats who sings about him. The character was originally portrayed by Richard Pettyfer in the original West End production, and by Kenneth Ard in the Broadway production. Macavity also has a hypnotic power. In act two, there are two songs about him: “Macavity: The Mystery Cat” sung by Demeter, Bombalurina, and female feline back-up and “Macavity Fight” performed by Macavity, Demeter, Munkustrap, and Alonzo.

Elba is currently filming Fast and Furious
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‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021

‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021
The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he’s positively sluggish. The Flash standalone movie has been hit with yet another delay, as Warner Bros. pushes back the expected production start date for Ezra Miller‘s solo superhero film. Now it seems that […]

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Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified

Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified
When it comes to predicting the Oscars, one of the major hurdles early in the season is figuring out in which categories some of the actors will be competing. Someone like Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained is more of a co-lead performance, but it’s on the studio to decide where to campaign for the actor, and on the Academy to either accept or re-categorize. In the case of Waltz and Django, he was submitted for Best Supporting Actor …
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Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s ‘Misbehaviour’

Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s ‘Misbehaviour’
Keira Knightley is set to star in Miss World comedy drama “Misbehaviour” for Pathé. Pathé will present the film, which is directed by BAFTA-winner Philippa Lowthorpe, to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

“Misbehaviour” is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss World in London, when a global audience witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. The most-watched television show in the world at the time, with over 100 million viewers, the 1970 Miss World saw the then newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieve overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast, hosted by Bob Hope, claiming that such beauty competitions demeaned women. When the show resumed the result caused further uproar when Miss Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World, beating the favorite. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley co-star.

The film is
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Claire Denis: Physical Detail, Fierce Politics, Bracing Formalism

Claire Denis: Physical Detail, Fierce Politics, Bracing Formalism
In the ranks of international arthouse auteurs, the status of Claire Denis is curiously ambiguous: depending on which lens you look through, she’s either among the most venerated or the most undervalued filmmakers working today. Ask the critical community, and you’ll leave very much with the former impression. Many writers, this one included, will heap her with lofty superlatives, “greatest working filmmaker” among them; in the last edition of Sight & Sound magazine’s famous decennial critics’ poll of the greatest films of all time, her hypnotic 1998 masterwork “Beau Travail” was one of just four films from the last 20 years to place in the top 100.

And yet, 30 years and 13 features into a career at once dauntingly consistent and thrillingly unpredictable, the diminutive 72-year-old Frenchwoman is held in curiously circumspect regard by her own industry. She has never won an award at Cannes, Venice or Berlin, with a Locarno Golden
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Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley to star in 'Misbehaviour' for Pathé, Left Bank

Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley to star in 'Misbehaviour' for Pathé, Left Bank
Three GirlsPhilippa Lowthorpe will direct.

Keira Knightley and former Screen Stars of Tomorrow Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley have boarded Miss World feature Misbehaviour.

The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures is producing and Pathé will be starting sales at the upcoming American Film Market.

Pathé will also distribute in the UK, France and Switzerland.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) will direct the feature, from a screenplay by Rebecca Frayn with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest).

The story is based on the 1970 Miss World competition, hosted by Bob Hope in London. The live broadcast, watched by more than 100 million viewers at the time,
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First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)

First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)
Film stars a group of non-actors as teenagers from a fictional girls’ school.

Screen can unveil an exclusive first look at Suffragette director Sarah Gavron’s next feature – working title Girl Untitled – which has now wrapped shooting in the UK.

The film stars a group of non-actors as a lively, multi-cultural group of teenagers from a fictional girls’ state school in London. Casting director Lucy Pardee, Gavron and the production team found the girls over a two-year-long casting and workshopping process.

Shooting took place at locations in East London and was done in story order.

Altitude Film Sales will be
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'Fear The Walking Dead' star Colman Domingo developing Alzheimer's drama at AMC Networks

'Fear The Walking Dead' star Colman Domingo developing Alzheimer's drama at AMC Networks
Series will mark multi-hatted star’s first foray into creating and directing own TV show after successful stage shows and musicals.

Multi-hyphenate Us actor, screenwriter and theatre director Colman Domingo, best known for his starring role as Victor Strand in hit series Fear The Walking Dead, is developing his first drama series at AMC Networks, a family comedy-drama revolving around a strong family matriarch who is slowly losing her mind to Alzheimer’s.

Domingo announced the project during a Mipcom keynote speech by Josh Sapan, CEO and president of Acm Networks, which created the Fear The Walking Dead franchise and its predecessor The Walking Dead.
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Lithuanian Duo’s Faith Tested in ‘The Cloud’

Lithuanian Duo’s Faith Tested in ‘The Cloud’
A girl’s mysterious disappearance sends her bereaved mother on a search for answers. But the unsettling truths she discovers will force her to rethink her ideas of God and faith, in a potentially haunting series that probes at eternal questions about life after death.

The Cloud” is partly set on earth and partly in an imagined afterlife, where human consciousness is uploaded into a digital blizzard of zeros and ones. Created by Lithuania’s Domanté Urmonaité and Martynas Mendelis, the 8 x 50’ series was selected for the drama series pitching competition in Mia.

Built around the season-long story arc of the girl’s disappearance, “The Cloud” will use parallel story lines to explore existential dilemmas about faith, mortality and the afterlife. “How far can blind faith take you? How far can we go by trusting our lives to artificial minds?” the creators asked. “At its core, ‘The Cloud’ is a show about faith.
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Ray & Liz review – brutal study of a family coming to pieces

Richard Billingham’s bleak feature-directing debut captures the claustrophobic loneliness of a couple cut off from everyone, including each other

Photographer and artist Richard Billingham makes his feature-directing debut with the bleak Ray & Liz. It was developed from earlier video works and his 1996 collection of photographic studies, entitled Ray’s a Laugh, after the old Ted Ray radio comedy. They were stark, uncompromisingly painful shots of his hard-drinking dad, Ray, and hard-smoking mum, Liz, and originally formed part of Charles Saatchi’s Yba exhibition Sensation with Damien Hirst et al.

Ray and Liz were, of course, depressed – not a diagnosis we were encouraged to make back in the ironic Cool Britannia 90s. This film version makes it clearer and expands the images’ implications into grim and sometimes funny vignettes, fragments of a fragmented family life. The whole film is like an incomplete fragment, intriguing if frustrating.

Patrick Romer plays Ray as an old man,
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‘A Prophet’ Set for TV Adaptation with Cpb Films, Why Not Productions (Exclusive)

Cpb FilmsMarco Cherqui is joining forces with Pascal Caucheteux’s Why Not Productions to produce a TV series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.”

Cherqui and Caucheteux had together produced Audiard’s film, which world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize and garnered nominations for a foreign-language Oscar and a Golden Globe. Why Not also produced Audiard’s new Western, “The Sisters Brothers,” which recently premiered in Venice.

The “Prophet” TV series is being penned by Abdel Raouf Dafri, the high-profile screenwriter of the International Emmy Award-winning “Braquo,” in collaboration with Nicolas Peufaillit. Dafri and Peufaillit previously collaborated on the script of the movie “A Prophet,” which Dafri had been developing on his own for years.

Cherqui said the “series will neither be a prequel nor a sequel but rather a reboot” which will, like the feature, follow the trajectory of a young
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Netflix trumpets 7m global membership gain

Company to stop reporting free trial membership numbers by 2020.

Netflix bounced back in the third quarter to add 6.96m million global subscribers as revenue grew 36% to $4bn on earnings of 89 cents per share, ahead of what Wall Street expected.

Worldwide membership grew to 137m as the streaming service reported 5.87m new international and 1.1m Us subscribers for 78.6m and 58.4m, respectively. The report contrasted with a subdued second quarter when the company dipped well below expectations.

Shares rose more than 13% during after-hours trading following the report. Netflix brass attributed the growth to a popular original film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,
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Young Abe Lincoln Leaps to the Screen in ‘These Honored Dead’ (Exclusive)

A nation divided. Panic in the streets. Mounting fears that the troubled republic wouldn’t survive. Though Jonathan Putnam’s Lincoln and Speed novels are set in the tumultuous years that would ultimately lead to the American Civil War, the creator of a forthcoming TV adaptation of the series, “These Honored Dead,” admits that the historical narrative is as timely as ever.

“In the time we’ve been working on it, the themes have become far more relevant than they were when we started,” said series creator and showrunner Michael Bergmann.

“These Honored Dead” is an eight-part one-hour series based on Putnam’s best-selling murder mystery series, which revolves around the real-life friendship between the young lawyer Abraham Lincoln and his lifelong friend and intellectual rival Joshua Speed. Bergmann’s Burgeon & Flourish will be bringing “These Honored Dead” to Mia’s drama series pitching competition, where they’re looking to meet with broadcasters,
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Film News Roundup: 1963 U.S. Naval Academy Football Team to Get Doc Treatment

In today’s film news roundup, a documentary about the 1963 Navy football team takes shape, “Never Heard” gets a release, Tim Tebow is backing “Run the Race,” “Death on the Nile” gets a 2020 release and Martin Scorsese is honored.

Documentary Set

Michael Meredith, son of the late Dallas Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith, has signed on to direct “The President’s Team,” a documentary about the 1963 U.S. Naval Academy football team, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, based on the 2009 book of the same title by Michael Connelly, follows the story of commitment and camaraderie among a team of young athletes attempting to revive a nation wrought with grief — 10 days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy, a Navy veteran, was scheduled to initiate the 1963 Army-Navy game with a coin toss. In the days following his assassination, with the status of the major event up in the air,
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‘This Is Us’: Dan Fogelman Talks About the Gruesome and Challenging Vietnam Episode

‘This Is Us’: Dan Fogelman Talks About the Gruesome and Challenging Vietnam Episode
With multiple characters to service and timelines to tackle, “This Is Us” is not an easy show to produce. Now creator Dan Fogelman has added another ambitious wrinkle to production: Vietnam.

Starting with this week’s episode, “Vietnam,” “This Is Us” dives deep into the story of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) and his tour of duty in 1971. In particular, the flashbacks will showcase the relationship between Jack and his younger brother Nicky (Michael Angarano), who also served — and ultimately died in combat.

“Vietnam” is a departure from the normal “This Is Us” storytelling, which usually shifts from the present-day stories of Jack’s now-grown children to flashbacks of Jack and wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore). In this episode, the story begins with the moment Jack finally reunited with Nicky at war, before traveling in reverse to tell the story of how Nicky got drafted, their home life with an abusive father,
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/Filmcast Ep. 489 – First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale (Guest: Lindsey Romain)

/Filmcast Ep. 489 – First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale (Guest: Lindsey Romain)
Jeff, Devindra, and Lindsey Romain do a double review of Damien Chazelle’s First Man and Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Listen and subscribe below: Shownotes (all timestamps […]

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‘Shoplifters’ Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

‘Shoplifters’ Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations
“Shoplifters,” the Japanese drama that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, leads the race for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It is nominated for best film and in in two other categories.

The four other films nominated for best feature film are: Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” (Korea), Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s “The Gentle Indifference of the World”, Khavn de la Cruz’s “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness” (Philippines), and Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s “Manta Ray”.

Nomination in 11 categories were announced on Wednesday. They include 46 films from 22 countries. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 29, 2018.

This year, films from Japan and China lead the tally with 7 nominations each. Films from Australia, India and Kazakhstan each received 5 nominations. Uzbekistan (actor Karim Mirkhadiyev for his role in “Fortitude”) received a nomination for the first time.

Best director nominations go to: Hirokazu Kore-eda for “Shoplifters”; Ivan Ayr for “Soni
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Lena Waithe Wants ‘Boomerang’ Adaptation ‘to Change the Face of Bet’

Lena Waithe Wants ‘Boomerang’ Adaptation ‘to Change the Face of Bet’
Lena Waithe has very high hopes for her television series adaptation of the 1992 comedy “Boomerang” for Bet.

“I literally want this show to change the face of Bet,” Waithe said at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon, adding that she expects the show to be “phenomenal.”

“I’m not even saying that out of shade,” she said.

Waithe is teaming up to produce the 10-episode series with Halle Berry, who starred in the movie alongside Eddie Murphy and Robin Givens. The series will follow the children of the film’s main characters.

“It was me calling Halle and going like, ‘Look, I think I’m going to do this. If you had a good experience and you want to do it with me, let’s go,’” Waithe said. “She said, ‘I had a great experience and I’d love to work with you.’”

The series is set to premiere in
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Superhero Bits: Is the 1966 Batmobile in ‘Joker,’ Eminem Performs ‘Venom’ on the Empire State Building & More

What’s the dumbest Venom storyline of all time? What is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow doing instead of the Arrowverse crossover this year? Did you know Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz auditioned for another key Marvel role? Is the 1966 Batmobile appearing in an upcoming DC Comics movie? Who might know Peter Parker‘s secret in Spider-Man: […]

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