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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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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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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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Dolly Parton Starts ‘Politicking’ for Oscar Nomination for ‘Dumplin” Song

Dolly Parton Starts ‘Politicking’ for Oscar Nomination for ‘Dumplin” Song
Dolly Parton is on the campaign trail.

But it’s not for the midterms.

The country music legend was in Los Angeles on Monday morning to promote Netflix’s upcoming movie “Dumplin.'” She performed “Girl in the Movies,” an original song she wrote and recorded for the film, for a ballroom full of journalists at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

“We’re just happy to be here because we’re actually out politicking trying to get our song heard and maybe get nominated for an award on those Oscars and all that stuff,” she said before performing the track with her producer Linda Perry on guitar. “We’re really, really proud of this.”

Happy Monday, everybody! #dumplin @DollyParton pic.twitter.com/wNwHCsqByt

Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) October 22, 2018

“Dumplin'” is based on Julie Murphy‘s 2015 best-selling Ya novel of the same name about the plus-size daughter (“Patti Cake$’s” Danielle Macdonald
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‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner has Died at 57

‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner has Died at 57
Known for directing slacker and stoner comedies like Dude, Where’s My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle in the early 2000s, filmmaker Danny Leiner has sadly passed away at age 57. But the director had even more of a presence on the small screen, one that wasn’t quite as well-known. We take […]

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‘Halloween’ to ‘Hereditary’: Successful Female-Driven Horror Isn’t Just About the Final Girl Anymore

‘Halloween’ to ‘Hereditary’: Successful Female-Driven Horror Isn’t Just About the Final Girl Anymore
David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” broke several records this past weekend — including biggest “Halloween” franchise opening, biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, and second biggest horror opening ever, to name just a few. But the most exciting one is that the Jamie Lee Curtis-starring franchise entry can also celebrate being the biggest opening for a film starring a woman over 55 ever, regardless of genre.

Curtis, who reprised her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the franchise reboot, celebrated the news on her social media accounts, complete with the hashtag #womengettingthingsdone. And she’s not the only trailblazer in the horror genre.

This year alone, horror films centered on female stars that don’t fall into traditional tropes —like the plucky teenager or the nutty older lady — have proven their worth at the box office, from “Halloween” to “Hereditary.” Other classic horror films have hinged on their female leads,
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'Sesame Street' doc 'Street Gang' heads to Afm with The Exchange (exclusive)

'Sesame Street' doc 'Street Gang' heads to Afm with The Exchange (exclusive)
Film explores global TV phenomenon.

The Exchange has added worldwide sales rights to Sesame Street documentary Street Gang from Mad Hot Ballroom director Marilyn Agrelo, and will launch sales at the Afm next week.

CEO Brian O’Shea announced the acquisition on Monday (22) and said, “This is a story for all of us. Sesame Street has served as a cultural touchstone for multiple generations of children, in the U.S. and around the globe.”

Street Gang goes inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators to understand how they produced the show, and what it was like to
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Dolly Parton Sings From ‘Dumplin’ As ‘Star Is Born’ Sets Its Original Songs

Beverly Hills – It’s not every day you get to sit in the presence of a legend let alone a legend performing live and in front of you. Today, Netflix made that magic come to life as Dolly Parton appeared before a select number of film and music journalists to sing “Girl in the Movies,” a new song from Anne Fletcher‘s upcoming film, “Dumplin’.”

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Based on the novel by Julie Murphy, “Dumplin'” centers on Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson (“Patti Cake$’s” Danielle Macdonald), a high school senior who decides to enter the teen pageant her mother (Jennifer Aniston) runs.

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