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Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)

Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)
The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran's best-selling book How to Build a Girl has added double Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids and Juliet, Naked star Chris O'Dowd to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Thompson and O'Dowd join the film's already announced lineup, including Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) in the lead and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby).

The comedic coming-of-age story comes from U.K. producer Monumental Pictures, which optioned Moran's semi-autobiographical 2014 book and developed the project with Film4. Coky Giedroyc (The ...
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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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Jean-Marc Vallée Returns to Movies With John Lennon and Yoko Ono Feature Film

Jean-Marc Vallée Returns to Movies With John Lennon and Yoko Ono Feature Film
Jean-Marc Vallée has lined up his next big post-“Sharp Objects” project: a feature film about John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Variety reports that the “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild” director will next helm a film about the iconic pair, with Universal Pictures currently in negotiations to option a script from Anthony McCarten, who has collaborated with Ono on the screenplay.

Vallée is set to direct and edit the film, in addition to rewriting the script with McCarten, best known for “Darkest Hour,” “The Theory of Everything,” and the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The film will be produced by Michael De Luca and his Michael De Luca Productions, along with Immersive PicturesJosh Bratman, and McCarten. Vallée and his producing partner Nathan Ross will also produce the film through their production company, Crazyrose. Bruce Kaufman of Wood Hollow Pictures will executive produce.

It’s unknown which period of Lennon
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‘A Quiet Place’: Paramount Will Campaign Entire Cast in Supporting Categories for Oscars

As awards season gets ready to get into the actual awards of it all, studios are making their final decisions as to which categories their films and performances will be campaigning under. Last week we learned that The Favourite star Olivia Colman will go for Best Actress instead of Supporting Actress, and now it appears Paramount Pictures is going the opposite direction for the critically acclaimed horror hit A Quiet Place. Per THR, the studio had originally decided to campaign for Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the Best Actress and Actor categories, respectively, while the actors playing their children—…
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MoviePass is Getting Spun Off Into Its Own Separate Company to Avoid Bankruptcy

MoviePass may be a sinking ship, but its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics won’t let the subscription service drag it down. Helios and Matheson is spinning its MoviePass assets out into a separate publicly traded company. To keep with the ship analogy, this makes MoviePass more like a sinking life raft, with its assets MoviePass […]

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Katie Holmes to Star in Sequel to Horror Film ‘The Boy’

Katie Holmes to Star in Sequel to Horror Film ‘The Boy’
Katie Holmes will star as the lead in horror sequel “The Boy 2” from STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment.

William Brent Bell will return to direct the sequel. Principal photography will begin in Victoria, British Columbia, on Jan. 14. Foreign sales will launch at the American Film Market, which opens Oct. 31 in Santa Monica, Ca.

The story will revolve around a young family, unaware of the terrifying history of the estate into which they move, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.

Stacey Menear returns to script. “The Boy 2” will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, as well as Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee. “The Boy,” which starred Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans, was produced for under $15 million and grossed $68 million worldwide.

Lucchesi said, “Following the success of ‘The Boy,’ we are thrilled to be
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Morelia: Pantelion to Release Manolo Caro’s ‘Perfect Strangers’ in the U.S. (Exclusive)

Pantelion Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Manolo Caro’s Latin American version of Italian hit “Perfect Strangers” (“Perfectos Desconocidos”). The dark comedy is Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis’ first foray into feature film production and will have its world premiere at the 16th Morelia Int’l Film Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Cinepolis Distribution is aiming for its widest nationwide release ever in Mexico on Dec. 25 while Pantelion will release the film in the U.S. on Jan. 11, 2019.

“Manolo Caro is one of the most brilliant directors of this generation and we are thrilled to distribute ‘Perfect Strangers’ in the U.S.,” said Pantelion CEO Paul Presburger.

Perfect Strangers” centers on a circle of friends who decide to lay bare all their secrets at a dinner, placing their smartphones and their respective contents on the table for all to see. What starts as an innocent game takes an unexpected,
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‘The Night Comes For Us’: Much Of ‘The Raid’ Team Reunites For Utterly Insane, Brutal Action Mayhem [Review]

Indonesian action film “The Night Comes For Us” has lived a whirlwind life in the United States, appropriate for a movie that moves like a furious, raging cyclone having an epileptic fit. Making its debut at Fantastic Fest at the end of last month (September 22), four days later it was acquired by Netflix and five days ago the action thriller was released on the streaming service worldwide with—as per usual with international affair—little fanfare, press, or promotion.

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Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct John Lennon-Yoko Ono Movie for Universal

Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct John Lennon-Yoko Ono Movie for Universal
Jean-Marc Vallee is set to direct a film about John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Universal Pictures is in negotiations to option Anthony McCarten’s script with Michael De Luca Productions and Immersive Pictures producing. News first emerged in February that De Luca was collaborating with Yoko Ono for an untitled drama about Ono and her relationship with Lennon.

Vallee is attached to direct and edit. He will also rewrite the screenplay alongside McCarten. Ono will produce with De Luca, Immersive Pictures’ Josh Bratman, and McCarten. Vallee and his producing partner Nathan Ross will also produce through their production company, Crazyrose. Bruce Kaufman of Wood Hollow Pictures will executive produce.

Ono and Lennon met in 1966 at a London art gallery, where Ono was showing abstract art while the Beatles were four years into superstardom. Lennon asked Ono about her “Painting to Hammer a Nail In” piece, and if he could hammer a nail into the painting.
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Jean-Marc Vallée Teams with Universal for Epic John Lennon/Yoko Ono Film

Dallas Buyers Club and Big Little Lies filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has settled on his next film, and it’s a big one. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is in talks to option the rights to a film about “the epic love story” between John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with Vallée directing from a script by Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony McCarten. As is usual for Vallée, the filmmaker will also edit the film. This is a project that has been years in the making, as producers Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and …
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‘Anything You Can Imagine’ Takes Readers on a Wonderful Journey Through Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth

‘Anything You Can Imagine’ Takes Readers on a Wonderful Journey Through Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth
It might sound hyperbolic, but Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a minor miracle. Jackson and company were able to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series into three massive, all-encompassing, emotionally-driven and wholly exciting movies. The original film trilogy would end in massive box office returns, Oscar glory, and an ever-lasting legacy. […]

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‘Roma’ and ‘A Star Is Born’: Opposites Attract Early Oscar Season Love

‘Roma’ and ‘A Star Is Born’: Opposites Attract Early Oscar Season Love
At the start of a new Oscar season, two films lead the pack that could not be more different in every way.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s Venice prizewinner “Roma” was ripped from the director’s childhood memories, shot in beautiful black-and-white with a cast of unknowns and will be presented by Netflix, the biggest streaming company in the world. Bradley Cooper’s rousing debut crossover success “A Star Is Born,” meanwhile, builds on an 80-year-old Hollywood classic, is led by a global recording superstar and is distributed by Warner Bros., the only major Hollywood studio to win a best-picture Oscar in the last 16 years.

It’s an apt note on which to begin this year’s 91st annual proceedings, a time when a diverse range of themes is particularly prized: the foreign-born art-house delicacy from a veteran, versus the hit-soundtrack-accompanied box office smash from a movie-star-turned-director. And sure
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IndieWire Announces Honorees For Second Annual IndieWire Honors, Including Ryan Coogler, Charlize Theron, and More

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IndieWire, the definitive outlet for creative independence in film and TV, today announced the honorees for their second annual IndieWire Honors. Selected by IndieWire’s editorial team, IndieWire Honors is a celebration of seven of the biggest names in entertainment and will be celebrated at an intimate cocktail reception taking place on November 1 in Los Angeles. Exclusive editorial content, including honoree profiles and video interviews, will also be featured on Indiewire.com beginning November 1 and will continue throughout the month of November.

“For our second annual IndieWire Honors, we are delighted to commend these artists and the work they’ve created,” said IndieWire Editor in Chief Dana Harris. “IndieWire is the voice of creative independence, and these people are the visionaries at the forefront of our industry. We’re honored to host a celebration that recognizes their talents.”

“As IndieWire continues our dramatic growth in 2018 we’re beyond thrilled to
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A Maga Nightmare Scene, Marketing to Incels and Reacting Against “Performative Wokeness”: Eugene Kotlyarenko and Dasha Nekrasova on Their Reverse Romantic Comedy, Wobble Palace

Wobble Palace is a reverse romantic comedy set in relationship hell tinged by the toxicity of Tinder hookups and Trump’s political rise. “One of the early ideas was to make a movie about a happy break up,” explains director Eugene Kotlyarenko. “The formula for a rom com is whatever happens for the first 90 minutes, by the end, the couple gets together.” Flipping this arc, the film climaxes (spoiler alert!) in the couple splitting up instead. “In a relationship that’s really toxic, staying together is really horrible and breaking up is really liberating,” Kotlyarenko continues. The film follows a millennial […]
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‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Erik Oleson Talks Placing Character First, Dropping Superhero Crossovers, ‘Iron Fist’s’ Cancellation & More [Interview]

Season 3 of Marvel’s “Daredevil” on Netflix returns to the basics in the best way possible. Gone is Matt Murdock’s fancy suit, gone are his superhero friends, and back is the welcome return of Vincent D’Onofrio‘s menacing Wilson Fisk. This means no crossovers, no superpowers, and much higher stakes. Factoring into these decisions was a creative change in the form of a new showrunner for the Devil Of Hells Kitchen’s third season.

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Director Jean-Marc Vallée Took Himself Off ‘Bond 25’ Shortlist To Direct New John Lennon Biopic

Jean-Marc Vallée is one of the most in-demand filmmakers working today. And when you take a glance at his recent filmography, you can easily see why. After helming the Oscar-winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” the director went on to direct Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild,” as well as the two recent HBO series “Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects.” This put him atop the shortlist for the new ‘Bond 25,’ after Danny Boyle’s departure, but according to a new report, Vallée took himself out of the running to tell a love story about John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Spotlight Pictures boards Chinese animation 'Kung Food' for Afm (exclusive)

Feature first on roster of TV adaptations from Yi Animation.

Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has acquired sales rights to the $12m feature animated Kung Food from Yi Animation in the days leading up to Afm.

The full-length 3D feature takes place against the backdrop of ongoing conflict between foods as a steamed bun must embark on a hero’s journey and save the world of foods.

“It’s no secret that China is expected to become the largest movie market in the world by 2020, surpassing the North America box office with 200 billion yuan,” said Spotlight CEO Matt McCombs.

“As we are based in Los Angeles,
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New ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ and ‘Critters’ Movies in the Works at SyFy

In recent years, SyFy has become known for their intentionally abysmal programming efforts such as the Sharknado franchise and other monster movies. But they’ve also been responsible for praiseworthy efforts like Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, Channel Zero and the upcoming Nightflyers and Deadly Class. That makes us wonder just what to expect from their most […]

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‘The Terminator’ Almost Had A Completely Different, Much Happier Ending

Everyone likes a happy ending to a film, right? At least that’s what studios think. But as many film fans know, a happy ending only suits a film if it is earned and fits the overall tone of the project. And one film that really doesn’t need a truly happy ending is James Cameron’s classic “The Terminator.” However, if the studio had its way, fans might have had a very different film.

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