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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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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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Roseanne’s Death: Here Are All the Details as ‘The Conners’ Finally Reveals the Character’s Fate

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[Warning: If you can’t tell by the headline above, spoilers follow.]

It can finally be shared: As revealed in the first episode of ABC’s “The Conners,” Roseanne Conner died from an overdose of opioids. Of course, the news didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows social media, as disgraced star Roseanne Barr herself revealed the storyline on YouTube during an interview in September.

ABC hid the character’s fate, utilizing it as a marketing hook to convince viewers to tune into “The Conners” premiere Tuesday night. But even before Barr revealed how her character would die, star John Goodman had already let slip, in a late August interview with the Sunday Times, that Roseanne Conner’s absence would be explained by killing her off.

Nonetheless, studio audiences signed non-disclosure agreements, and ABC asked reviewers to keep Roseanne’s plight a secret until the show debuted. So now it’s official.

The death isn’t out of step
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Daily Podcast: Chuck Wendig, The Flash, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones, Iron Fist, Dracula, TV Commercials & Searching

Daily Podcast: Chuck Wendig, The Flash, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones, Iron Fist, Dracula, TV Commercials & Searching
On the October 16 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Chuck Wendig, The Flash, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones, Iron Fist, Dracula, Fox, and Searching. You can […]

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David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Tracking Toward Franchise-Best $50 Million Opening

Director David Gordon Green's Halloween sorta-sequel is tracking toward a weekend box office so big it's scary. Some would even say it's killer. It's going to murder the...okay, sorry, Universal is currently thinking modestly at $50 million, but Variety reports the latest chapter in the Michael Myers slasher saga could bank an opening somewhere over the $70 million line. Considering the film was made on a $10 million budget, any of these numbers would mean a hefty profit. While this wouldn't touch the bonkers record-breaking $80 million that Venom pulled in, it …
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Movie Talk: ‘The Flash’ Movie Production Pushed, Now Eyeing a 2021 Release

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, Jeff Sneider, and Haleigh Foutch discuss the following: Variety reports that Idris Elba is in final talks to star in the feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats. Variety reports that The Flash standalone film is pushing its production start date to late-2019 which means the film would come out sometime in 2021. Fox Searchlight announced that they will be submitting Olivia Colman as a Best Actress for the Oscars for her work in The Favourite. Deadline reports that Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will be reprising their …
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Luca Guadagnino to Adapt Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Into a Movie

Luca Guadagnino to Adapt Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Into a Movie
Luca Guadagnino is about to give Bob Dylan another turn on the big screen. Hot off the heels of his acclaimed drama Call Me By Your Name and the divisive horror remake Suspiria, the filmmaker is taking on another unique project: an adaptation ofDylan’s 1975 album Blood on The Tracks. According to a New Yorker profile about Guadagnino ahead of the […]

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Ilm’s Rob Bredow on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and the Future of VFX

Even before he was promoted to Svp, executive director and head of Ilm in May, Rob Bredow was a very busy man. He joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2014 as a visual effects supervisor, then quickly rose up the ranks, helping to launch ILMxLAB in 2015 to develop and release immersive entertainment, moving into the chief technology officer role at Lucasfilm in 2016 and most recently serving as visual effects supervisor and co-producer of Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” working alongside director Ron Howard.

He’s been making the rounds of top-notch tech conferences like Siggraph in August and the upcoming View Conference in Turin, Italy, talking about creativity and how it applies to just about everything we do. “Whether that’s writing code, or creating a detail in a shot, those are all things that I feel are really creatively driven,” he says.

Variety caught up with Bredow ahead of his View Conference keynote,
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‘American Gods’ Could Eventually Reach Neil Gaiman’s Unpublished Sequel Novel

‘American Gods’ Could Eventually Reach Neil Gaiman’s Unpublished Sequel Novel
Although American Gods has been plagued by behind-the-scenes issues, Neil Gaiman has divine hopes for the Starz series. The author teased that American Gods could run long enough to adapt his yet-unpublished sequel novel — if he finishes it by then. Neil Gaiman has been knocking around ideas for an American Gods sequel novel for years, first announcing in […]

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Idris Elba to Play a Handsome Feline in Tom Hooper’s ‘Cats’

File this news under "sure, why the hell not." Variety reports that Idris Elba is about to join the cast of Tom Hooper's Cats. The Thor: Ragnarok star joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKennel in the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about a theater full of audience members' who inexplicably like it when the performers come off the stage and get all up in your face and shit. Okay, that's not exactly what Cats is about. Cats is about...cats, a whole bunch of them, who gather in an alleyway to perform a yearly …
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Break Out the Pop Rocks and Soda: ‘Urban Legend’ Blu-ray Coming From Scream Factory

The people demanded it, and now it’s here. Urban Legend, the 1998 horror flick that rode the post-Scream wave of slasher movie revivals, is headed to Blu-ray from the good folks at Scream Factory. As an added bonus, the boutique Blu-ray label is also releasing the sequel I bet you forget even existed: Urban Legends: Final Cut. Get […]

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The Monkees’ Psychedelic ‘Head’ Returns to Hollywood for 50th Anniversary Screening

The Monkees’ Psychedelic ‘Head’ Returns to Hollywood for 50th Anniversary Screening
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will be on hand for a Q&A session at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 1 when an American Cinematheque screening of the band’s 1968 feature “Head” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the film’s release.

The Pre-Fab Four’s big-screen debut was a self-referential and surrealistic picture starring the band – Nesmith, Dolenz, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones – and featuring an eclectic cast that included Frank Zappa, Annette Funicello, Victor Mature, pro football linebacker Ray Nitschke, prizefighter Sonny Liston and topless dancer Carol Doda. Co-written by Bob Rafelson (who also co-produced the film with Bert Schneider) and Jack Nicholson, it marked Rafelson’s feature directing debut.

Shot following the cancellation of the Monkees’ popular TV show, the movie, which premiered in New York on Nov. 6, 1968 — and in Hollywood two weeks later — sported a soundtrack that included songs by Harry Nilsson
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Idris Elba Joins ‘Cats’ Movie Musical, Hopefully to Cancel the Catpocalypse

Idris Elba Joins ‘Cats’ Movie Musical, Hopefully to Cancel the Catpocalypse
People dressed in cat suits dance across a trash heap, singing about which of them will be chosen by the Jellicle Leader. An armored figure steps from the shadows. It’s Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost from Pacific Rim, and he’s here to cancel the catpocalypse. /daydream Back in reality, Idris Elba is the latest actor to come […]

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Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her

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Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her
Lena Dunham knows that reviews for her new HBO series “Camping” haven’t been very positive — or, in her words, “I know that people haven’t necessarily been nice.” Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. “I love when everybody, like Breitbart — like everybody hates it? That’s kind of fun.”

But as the creator told IndieWire, “I basically go into everything thinking that people won’t like it and then when they do, it’s a pleasant surprise. If I were to think about backlash all the time, I would just feel so much, so much pain. I’ve got enough pain on my own, generated by my body.”

“Camping,” which Dunham co-created with “Girls” partner Jenni Konner, focuses on Kathryn (Jennifer Garner), a wife and mother trying to put together the perfect birthday weekend for her husband Walt (David Tennant). Kathryn, like Dunham, openly suffers from chronic
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The Witching Hour: Episode 12 – Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and Halloween Haunts

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, it's a very haunted episode of the show. With Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House now available on Netflix, we give our non-spoiler review of the outstanding horror series before digging into the details of the first three episodes. We also discuss the Halloween haunts of the season, both local favorites in Los Angeles like Delusion and the Haunted Hayride, as well as the multiple location Halloween Horror Nights …
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MoviePass Films Still Exists, Releasing Horror Film ‘The Reckoning’ From Director Neil Marshall

Rumors of the death of MoviePass have been greatly exaggerated. Sort of. While the theater subscription service has gone through an extremely rough patch in the last few months, they’re still around – and so is MoviePass Films, the folks that brought us Gotti! The latest venture from MoviePass Films is a horror flick from The Descent […]

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