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Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album
Luca Guadagnino’s next project is inspired by one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic albums.

The “Suspiria” director is attached to direct a film based on Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” “The Fisher King” scribe Richard Lagravenese will write the screenplay, individuals with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

The film is based on an idea by Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino, reteaming with him after previously producing “Call Me By Your Name.” Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

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The film will revolve around some of the central themes of Dylan’s album, which included “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Shelter from the Storm.”

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,
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Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’

Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’
Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined Dave Bautista’s action-comedy “My Spy” for STXFilms.

Peter Segal is directing the script penned by the writing team of brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber. Bautista plays a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. The film is currently in production in Toronto.

“’My Spy’s the perfect vehicle to highlight Dave’s undeniable humor and charm, while continuing to stay true to his action roots,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, said. “His father/daughter-like chemistry with Chloe Coleman is a true pleasure to watch, and we could not have asked for a stronger roster of funny and talented co-stars to round out the cast of this wildly entertaining film.”

Good Fear’s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are producing the project alongside Mwm Studios, Bautista,
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How ‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight Turned ‘Soul Crushing Rejection’ into Success

How ‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight Turned ‘Soul Crushing Rejection’ into Success
Director Travis Knight was on top of the world as he accepted Variety’s Creative Leadership Award Wednesday night, though his journey hasn’t always been easy.

Knight bantered comfortably with an audience of industry professionals during his acceptance speech, revealing that he wasn’t always welcome in Hollywood. In fact, the director of “Coraline” and the latest “Transformers” film “Bumblebee” recalls that the beginnings of his career were marked by “heart breaking, soul crushing rejection.”

He came to Los Angeles 15 years ago, after starting Laika Studios, with the dream of animating “Coraline,” and looking like “a clodhopping hillbilly from Oregon heading out to the big city to try to convince people that they should make this movie,” Knight said at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood.

The man of the hour had the crowd chuckling at his self-deprecating stories about his struggle to bring “Coraline” to the big screen.
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Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeffrey Wright & More Join Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Laundromat’

Exclusive: One of our most anticipated films coming in the next year or so is the new project from Steven Soderbergh. No, not “High Flying Bird.” His other, other new project — “The Laundromat.” And while we already know that Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman, and Meryl Streep are starring, we have learned just what other incredible actors are rounding out the cast and whom they might play in the upcoming true story about the infamous Panama Papers.

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‘Mid90s’ is a Coming-of-Age Classic That Replaces Nostalgia With Uncertainty [Nyff]

‘Mid90s’ is a Coming-of-Age Classic That Replaces Nostalgia With Uncertainty [Nyff]
There’s something boyish about the trailer and title for Jonah Hill’s directorial debut; one might, from afar, call it juvenile. In an age where media has to hit familiar buttons just to be noticed, we’re inundated with nostalgia properties at every turn, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume Mid90s is just another throwback. In […]

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Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn to Star in Drug Drama ‘Arkansas’

Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn to Star in Drug Drama ‘Arkansas’
Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn are set to star in Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut “Arkansas,” which Duke wrote and will also appear in.

The film follows a pair of low level drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, portrayed by Hemsworth and Duke, who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin, played by Vaughn, whom they’ve never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, deadly consequences ensue. Principal photography begins this week in Alabama.

Producers on “Arkansas” are Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock and Storyboard Media. Media Finance Capital’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman funded the film and will serve as executive producers alongside Hercules Film Fund, which is providing funding as well.

Executive producers include Rhea Films’ Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti, Don Kee ProductionsJason Allison, Michael S. Smith and Franchesca Lantz, Andre Relis, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Phil Kim.
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Afm: Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn join 'Arkansas' for Vmi Worldwide, Storyboard Media

Afm: Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn join 'Arkansas' for Vmi Worldwide, Storyboard Media
Principal photography is scheduled to commence in Alabama this week.

Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have been cast in actor Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut Arkansas, which Vmi Worldwide will introduce to Afm buyers later this month in conjunction with Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard of Storyboard Media.

Duke wrote and will also star in the story about a pair of low-level drug runners in the Dixie Mafia who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based kingpin (Vaughn) whom they’ve never met. When a deal goes horribly wrong, deadly consequences will rattle the duo’s routine lives.

Principal photography
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Orion Classics picks up 'All These Small Moments'

Coming-of-age drama premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

Orion Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Melissa Miller Costanzo’s drama All These Small Moments starring Molly Ringwald and Brian d’Arcy James.

Brendan Meyer, Sam McCarthy, Harley Quinn Smith and Jemima Kirke round out the key cast on the film about a teenage boy’s infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus.

Costanzo made his feature directorial debut and wrote the screenplay. The film premiered at Tribeca and most recently screened at Mill Valley Film Festival.

Orion Classics will release All These Small Moments theatrically
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Watch Jamie Foxx Dance in a Michael Myers Mask for Some Halloween Hijinks

Halloween is about to bring horror back into theaters this weekend, but horror-comedy maestro Edgar Wright has a thrilling throwback to share with his fans today. You see, back in 2016 or so when Wright was prepping to shoot his heist/action/comedy flick Baby Driver, a costume fitting for star Jamie Foxx turned into an impromptu dance session. And while the film itself may have featured a "Michael Myers mask" joke of a different kind, the iconic Halloween mask did make it into a behind-the-scenes video. Wright shared Foxx's impressive dance moves, along with his …
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Jonah Hill on ‘Mid90s’: ‘This Is Me Coming Out As Who I Am’ (Listen)

Jonah Hill on ‘Mid90s’: ‘This Is Me Coming Out As Who I Am’ (Listen)
Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.

With 15 years in the film business behind him, 34-year-old actor Jonah Hill has made the transition to directing with “Mid90s,” a raw, personal story of his youth brought to life by an array of actors and non-actors. Inspired by filmmakers like Mike Nichols and Barry Levinson, who moved from comedy to drama with equal aplomb, Hill says he held out on tackling his first feature behind the camera because, after all, you only ever get one crack at it. The result is a work that has been compared to the cinema of Larry Clark and Richard Linklater, but nevertheless pulses with its own distinctive voice.

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Exclusive: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Dp Newton Thomas Sigel on Live Aid, Rami Malek, and Bryan Singer’s Exit

On November 2nd, 20th Century Fox will release Bohemian Rhapsody into theaters, but the Queen biopic has been in the works for a better part of a decade. Multiple actors and directors came and went from the project, but it finally came together with Rami Malek in the lead role of Freddie Mercury and Bryan Singer behind the camera. Singer brought along his longtime cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel for the film, who was tasked with not only visualizing the journey of Queen from formation to their iconic performance at Live Aid, but also putting a unique stamp on a well-…
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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Cast Adds ‘The Nun’ Actor Demián Bichir

Godzilla vs. Kong, another entry in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, has added yet another cast member. Demián Bichir, an actor who appeared in The Hateful Eight and the recently released The Nun, has joined the Adam Wingard-directed film. Godzilla vs. Kong follows the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and will pit the rebooted Kong from Kong: Skull Island against the rebooted Godzilla introduced […]

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'How to stop an out-of-control president': the Trump films that may swing the midterms

Us elections and awards season have led to documentaries about Trump from both sides of the political divide. But how do we separate the lies from the truth?

You can say what you like about Donald Trump’s presidency … And that’s pretty much all the instruction the documentary film world has needed. So manifold are the contentious aspects of Trump’s brief reign, documentary makers of every persuasion have latched on to the subject. Like hibernating insects being awakened by the first breath of spring, here is the moment they have been waiting for: the onset of the all-important Us midterm elections and awards season. The big guns of the genre are locked and loaded. Although, as we shall see, the Trump phenomenon has also attracted the very worst film-makers out there.

Rather than a test for Trump’s presidency, this could turn out to be a testing time for documentary itself.
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Full ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Trailer Chronicles the Deadly Rise of a New Drug Empire

In its new season, Narcos is seeing something of a reboot. Narcos: Mexico heads back in time, to the 1980s, and the rise of the Guadalajara cartel. Instead of Pedro Pascal trying to take down Pablo Escobar in Columbia, we have Michael Peña as Kiki Camarena, an undercover DEA agent embedded in Guadalajara, and Diego Luna as the cartel’s patriarch, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, the real-life figurehead who practically founded the Mexican drug trade. In the first full trailer for the new season, we see the rise of Luna's character, the "Rockefeller of marijuana," and …
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Chris Hemsworth Shares ‘Men in Black’ Photos as He Wraps Filming

Production on the new Men in Black reboot has come to an end, at least as far as Chris Hemsworth is concerned. The actor took to his Instagram page to announce that he’s completed filming on the new film, although production may be continuing for a bit yet for scenes not involving the Thor: Ragnarok actor. Hemsworth shared a few behind-the-scenes snaps of himself and co-star Tessa Thompson, as well as director F. Gary Gray who chose Men in Black as his follow-up project to The Fate of the Furious, which itself was Gray’s …
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Collider Readers in 24 Cities Can Win Tickets to an Early Screening of ‘Mid90s’

Mid90s is a movie that’s going to get by on word-of-mouth. It doesn’t have any major stars, but it’s a really good movie. Jonah Hill’s directorial debut follows a young kid in the mid-90s who becomes friends with a group of skaters. It’s a character-driven movie that always feels like it’s putting honest interactions before nostalgia, and I really appreciated what Hill was doing with the film. I’m pleased to announce we’…
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2018 Gotham Award Nominations: ‘First Reformed’ & ‘The Favourite’ Lead The Pack

The first shot in the awards season wars has arrived: the 28th annual Gotham Awards nominations were announced this Am (full list below) and leading the pack with the most amount of nominations were A24‘s “First Reformed” directed by Paul Schrader and Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite” helmed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Both films were nominated for Best Picture, and “First Reformed” earned a Best Actor and Screenplay nod for Ethan Hawke and Schrader.

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Blumhouse Founder Apologizes For His “Dumb Comments” Saying “There Are Not A Lot Of Female Directors”

Boy, oh boy, Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum found himself in the middle of the social media outrage machine yesterday. After an interview was published, which featured the producer opine about why Blumhouse hasn’t had much success hiring female filmmakers, chalking it up to a lack of female directors, people were obviously upset. So, today, Blum took to Twitter to apologize.

“Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview.

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The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years

The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years
Twenty years, in terms of horror films, doesn’t sound all that long. Yet it adds up to a generation, and the list below reflects that. It’s a catalog of the cinematic fears and obsessions that define an era. The list is also destined to start a few fights. So feel free to object, and to point out the dozens of terrific films I left out.

20. The Babadook (2014)

It’s scrappy and, at times, a little short on atmosphere, but Jennifer Kent’s sinister maternal psychodrama puts you inside the head of a woman on the verge like no horror film since “Repulsion.” It’s set in Australia, where Amelia (Essie Davis) was widowed in a car crash the night she gave birth to her son (Noah Wiseman), who is now six. (Her husband was driving.) The son is deeply troubled, but not nearly so much as his mother,
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Netflix’s ‘Been So Long’ Gets U.K. Theatrical Release With Birds’ Eye View

Netflix’s “Been So Long” will receive a U.K. theatrical release as part of Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim the Frame program. The film’s 10-theater tour kicks off with a special screening in London on Oct. 22, followed by a Q&A with director Tinge Krishnan, star Michaela Coel and other members of the cast and crew. It then tours the U.K. until mid-November; it launches globally on Netflix on Oct. 26.

Reclaim the Frame, which is supported by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund, seeks to “grow the audience’s appetite for female-led films in the U.K.,” Birds’ Eye View said in a statement. It started as a pilot program, supporting four films in five cities over the summer. With the support of the BFI, Birds’ Eye View is extending the program for 18 months, supporting a further 12 films directed by women. Birds’ Eye View, led by producer Mia Bays,
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