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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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Katie Holmes to Star in ‘The Boy 2′; Original Writer, Director to Return

I have a confession. I like Katie Holmes. In fact, I've always liked Katie Holmes, ever since I first saw her as Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek. Since then, she's had a bit of a rollercoaster career, and at one point during her marriage to Tom Cruise, she threatened to become more of a celebrity than an actress. But every few years, Holmes delivers a performance that reminds you why she's a star in the first place. So the fact that she has just signed on to star in the horror sequel The Boy 2 represents …
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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Adds Nat Faxon, Chris Pang (Exclusive)

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Adds Nat Faxon, Chris Pang (Exclusive)
Crazy Rich Asians” actor Chris Pang and Nat Faxon have joined the ensemble of Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot.

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will portray the film’s titular Angels. Jonathan Tucker, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, and Luis Gerardo Mendez are also on board.

Elizabeth Banks is directing and starring as one of the Bosley characters. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou will play the other two Bosleys.

The latest draft of the script is written by Jay Basu and Banks, based on earlier versions by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas. 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.

The film will focus on the next generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie. The Townsend Agency has grown considerably and gone global, providing security and intelligence services to a wide variety of private clients.
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Katie Holmes Plots Horror Comeback in ‘The Boy 2,’ Her First High-Profile Lead Role in Nearly a Decade

Katie Holmes Plots Horror Comeback in ‘The Boy 2,’ Her First High-Profile Lead Role in Nearly a Decade
Katie Holmes is returning to her horror roots. After spending recent (read: post-“Jack and Jill”) years working firmly in smaller-scale cinema, including supporting roles in films like “Logan Lucky” and “Woman in Gold” and directing and starring in her feature filmmaking debut “All We Had,” Holmes has signed on for a new high-profile gig. The actress and filmmaker will star in Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment’s just-announced sequel, “The Boy 2,” which follows their 2016 horror hit “The Boy.”

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Per the film’s official logline, the film follows a “young family” who, “unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion … moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.” Holmes will lead the cast in the role of “Liza,” most likely the matriarch of a seemingly doomed family.

“The Boy
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Indiana Jones Land Possibly Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park

Indiana Jones may be getting an upgrade at Walt Disney World. As the theme park readies itself for a park-wide makeover ahead of the resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021, it’s reportedly looking to one of its underused properties. Though Indy has been at the center of an old-school stunt show for decades, Disney might soon […]

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Steve Carell Returning to TV with Lead Role in Apple’s Aniston/Witherspoon Drama

Steve Carell Returning to TV with Lead Role in Apple’s Aniston/Witherspoon Drama
Nearly eight years after he left his iconic role on NBC’s The Office, actor Steve Carell is finally returning to television. In a testament to just how significantly the TV landscape has changed since Carell bid farewell to the classic sitcom, the actor has signed on for a lead role in an untitled drama series from Apple, which is expected to launch via the company sometime next year. This particular series revolves around the goings-on at a morning show and has been in the works for some time with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starring and executive producing. …
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‘Terminator 6’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Set the Same November 2019 Release Date

After yesterday's news that Warner Bros. had shifted the release date of Wonder Woman 1984 back to a Summer 2020 release, leaving a vacuum in the early November 2019 calendar, it now seems that not one but two big-screen reboots have set their sights on the vacant date. The Wonder Woman sequel was previously set for a November 1, 2019 debut, a date that will now see Paramount's currently untitled Terminator picture battling alongside Sony's Charlie's Angels reboot. The sixth Terminator flick actually moves up two weeks on the calendar as it had previously been …
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#MeToo Hasn’t Changed Hollywood ‘At All,’ Say Some Actresses and Female Creatives

As the #MeToo movement celebrates its first year in Hollywood (after being initially founded by activist Tamara Burke over a decade ago), various actresses, female creatives, and industry luminaries are speaking out about its impact in the industry. In a revealing new article over at Vulture, some worry that the movement initially sparked by the sexual misconduct revelations waged against Harvey Weinstein and other major male names hasn’t yet noticeably altered the industry. And while a number of stars are enthused about the uptick of conversation surrounding the issues, concrete change has not taken hold.

Actress Elizabeth Reaser, currently starring on Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” was the most outspoken, telling Vulture, “Personally, I don’t think it’s changed at all.” She added, “I love that it’s changed in the only sense, for me, in that people are speaking up. That’s different. But I
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Martin Scorsese Reveals Details About His Federico Fellini Movie That Never Happened

Martin Scorsese Reveals Details About His Federico Fellini Movie That Never Happened
Martin Scorsese spent the 1990s working on films “The Age of Innocence,” “Casino,” “Kundun,” and “Bringing Out the Dead,” but it turns out he was planning to squeeze in at least one more project that would’ve been a doozy for cinephiles. While receiving the Rome Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award, Scorsese remembered a collaboration between himself and Federico Fellini that never got made because of the Italian director’s death in October 1993.

“In the early ‘90s, unfortunately he passed away [before we could start], but we had the possibility of making with Universal his version of a documentary on production,” Scorsese said (via French outlet The Republic). “He had a series of scripts on how a production is made. One, you have the production itself. Then you have the actor, then you have the cinematographer. He was going to make a Fellini film on each one.”

Prior to Fellini’s death, the
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‘Terminator’ Reboot to Face ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in November 2019

Paramount has moved the sixth “Terminator” movie back two weeks to Nov. 1, 2019. It will open against Sony’s revamped “Charlie’s Angels.”

The two films are filling the slot left vacant by on Monday after Warner Bros.’ pushed “Wonder Woman 1984” back to June 6, 2020. Sony moved “Charlie’s Angels” into the slot later that day.

Earlier this year, Paramount changed the release date of the untitled “Terminator” film from July 26, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who served as governor of California from 2003-2011, is reprising the role of his iconic cyborg, while Linda Hamilton will be returning as Sarah Connor.

The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming installment will mark the first time that Hamilton, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, although Cameron has said that the
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Chilling, Vampiric, and Romantic Comics to Read After You Revisit ‘Let the Right One In’

(Welcome to Comic Book Drive-In, a series where comic and movie fans Jazmine Joyner and Rosie Knight recommend brand new, ongoing, and completed comic book series that tie into classic films and new releases.) For this week’s spooky Comic Book Drive-In, we’ve selected the beautifully dark Swedish horror offering Let the Right One In. The deceptively simple film about a […]

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‘A Star Is Born’: Here Are the Three Songs Being Submitted for the Oscars

Sorry, “Why Did You Do That?” stans, but Ally’s butt song won’t be winning any Oscars this year. Warner Bros. had some intense decisions to make when it came to choosing which original songs from their smash-hit A Star Is Born would be campaigned for Best Original Song consideration at the Oscars, and they’ve now narrowed the list down to three tracks. While the stellar (and blockbuster) soundtrack has plenty of great songs to choose from, Warner Bros. chose fairly predictably when it came to picking out their best bets. The three songs and their respective …
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Ben Stassen Set to Direct 3D Animated Sequel ‘Bigfoot Superstar’ (Exclusive)

Ben Stassen of nWave Studios is set to direct his next 3D animated feature, “Bigfoot Superstar,” the sequel to “Son of Bigfoot,” which was released internationally in 2017 and grossed more than $50 million worldwide.

Paris-based company Charades, which successfuly pre-sold Stassen’s “The Queen’s Corgi” worldwide, is re-teaming with Stassen on “Bigfoot Superstar” and has acquired worldwide sales rights to the feature outside of France, Benelux, Russia and Cis. Charades will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market.

Budgeted at more than $20 million, “Bigfoot Superstar” is based upon an original story by Stassen, and was written by Bob Barlen and Cal Brunker.

Stassen and Jérémie Degruson will direct the film, delivery of which is scheduled for summer of 2020.

In “Bigfoot Superstar,” the complete family is now together at home, and Adam, a teenager with superpowers, has become an in-demand star. Hoping to use his celebrity status to serve his greatest cause,
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Writers Guild Launches Campaign Against Free Work

Writers Guild Launches Campaign Against Free Work
The Writers Guild of America West has launched a campaign to urge its members not to work for free.

“All writers need jobs, and especially when it’s early in their careers, it can feel like they have to do whatever it takes to get hired,” said screenwriter and WGA West board member Michele Mulroney. “But leaving behind a treatment for a producer or executive is the equivalent of writing for free. It opens the door to what can often be months of more free work like getting notes on the treatment and revising it multiple times. Guild rules do not allow for uncompensated work and members need to know that they simply don’t have to give in to these requests.”

The WGA West said a recent survey showed that screenwriters reported that after initial meetings, they were frequently being asked by producers and executives to leave behind or submit via email written materials.
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TV Lifeline: Which Shows Have Been Renewed or Cancelled?

Last Updated: October 22nd Never get too comfy with the fates of your favorite shows -- the game is afoot! Below, you'll find the latest updates on the renewal or cancellation status of over 150 scripted broadcast and cable series for 2018 and beyond. For sanity's sake we are not including reality shows or all scripted shows, but noteworthy ones are here (with new ones being added with each new premiere cycle). Also, we do clear out old cancellations, so if you don't see your show listed there's a good chance it's no longer running. Almost …
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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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