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Synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 3 revealed at CinemaCon

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Synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 3 revealed at CinemaCon
I think we're all more than ready for a little more John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in our lives, and thankfully, production on the next chapter of the John Wick saga is set to get underway very soon. Our own Editor-in-Chief Paul Shirey is attending CinemaCon this week, and found within a Lionsgate preview is the first synopsis of John Wick: Chapter 3, which gives us a hint as to what John Wick... Read More...
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'A Quiet Place' Sequel Moving Ahead at Paramount

'A Quiet Place' Sequel Moving Ahead at Paramount
Paramount is moving ahead with a sequel to A Quiet Place, the hit horror film that has earned more than $213 million at the worldwide box office, including $134.8 million in North America.

Studio chairman-ceo Jim Gianopulos announced the news at CinemaCon on Wednesday afternoon as the studio presented its slate of films to theater owners gathered in Las Vegas for their annual convention.

A Quiet Place was a much-needed success for the studio, which has endured a tough run at the box office for more than a year. It is the first film that went into production after Gianopulos...
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Topher Grace Is Playing David Duke in Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Topher Grace Is Playing David Duke in Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Topher Grace will portray former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke in Spike Lee’s upcoming “BlackKklansman,” it was announced in CinemaCon on Wednesday.

Grace’s casting was previously announced, but it was not known he’d be playing the prominent white supremacist and former Louisiana state representative in Lee’s telling of a remarkable American story.

Footage screened for theater exhibitors was brief but classic Spike Lee — biting social commentary that is all the more shocking for being true.
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Amber Heard Joins Elisabeth Moss in Drama ‘Her Smell’ (Exclusive)

Amber Heard Joins Elisabeth Moss in Drama ‘Her Smell’ (Exclusive)
Amber Heard is set to join Elisabeth Moss in Bow and Arrow Entertainment’s “Her Smell,” with Alex Ross Perry directing from his own script.

Gayle Rankin is also on board, with Moss producing the film, alongside Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow, Adam Piotrowicz, and Perry.

Moss will star as Becky Something, a maniacally destructive punk rock star who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family, and followers to the limit as she wages a years-long war against sobriety while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success.

Details behind who Heard will be playing are currently unknown. Production is underway.

Endeavor Content is representing sales for the film along with Bow and Arrow.

Heard recently appeared as Mera in Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” and will reprise the role opposite Jason Momoa in “Aquaman,” which she presented footage of at
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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ in Development at New Line

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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ in Development at New Line
Post “It,” New Line is staying in the Stephen King business and putting the author’s 1979 novel “The Long Walk,” into active development, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Screenwriter James Vanderbilt has written the script to adapt the book. King originally wrote the novel under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Vanderbilt will also produce the adaptation with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak via their Mythology Entertainment banner. Tracey Nyberg will exec produce.

“The Long Walk” is set in a future dystopian America and follows the contestants of a grueling walking contest, held annually by the totalitarian government of the United States of America. Contestants must maintain a pace of four miles per hour, and if they drop below it they will be executed — the race ends when only one contestant is alive.
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Universal Unveils First Footage of Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Universal Unveils First Footage of Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’
Universal impressed the nation’s exhibitors Wednesday with the first footage of M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Glass,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson.

Shyamalan told the audience at CinemaCon at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that “Glass” is the “first truly grounded comic book movie.”

Jackson added, “It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherf—ing movie.”

All four stars appeared on the stage, and the footage set up Paulson as a psychologist dealing with the three other characters, who she notes all believe that they are superheroes. What followed was a series of scenes with the characters interacting with each other — with Willis’ character attempting to stop an apocalyptic outcome.

“Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released in 2000 through Disney, and last year’s “Split,” from Universal. Shyamalan is self-financing. Universal, Blumhouse and
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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana to Star in Laika’s New Animated Feature for Annapurna

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana to Star in Laika’s New Animated Feature for Annapurna
Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis will star in an untitled new animated movie from stop-motion studio Laika for Annapurna Pictures, the companies announced Wednesday.

Chris Butler, who directed the studio’s Oscar-nominated 2012 movie “ParaNorman,” will direct the globe-trotting comedy-adventure.

The film will be the Oregon-based studio’s fifth feature, following successes like “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

“Our next film represents an evolutionary shift for Laika,” Laika president and CEO Travis Knight said in a statement. “It’s an exciting bridge to our future. Director Chris Butler and the wizards at Laika have crafted a moving work of art, layered with wit and imagination and soul. Plus it’s really, really funny. It’s a privilege to partner with Megan [Ellison] and her exceptional team at Annapurna to bring this beautiful original story to the world.”

Annapurna founder Megan Ellison added, “We’re excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Travis and the amazing team at Laika. We appreciate their trust and look forward to having some fun together.”

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Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life Of Pets 2 In His First Animation Role

Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life Of Pets 2 In His First Animation Role
For the first time in his film career, Harrison Ford is joining an animated feature. Ford will lead the cast in The Secret Life of Pets 2, the sequel to the successful CGI film. Deadline reports Ford will be joined by Patton Oswalt, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Pete Holmes who will all join the franchise for the first time. Oswalt will take over the role of Max, who was originally voiced by Louis C.K.

Beyond C.K.'s absence, much of the cast from the original film will be reprising their roles. The film's script will be written by Minions writer Brian Lynch, and Despicable Me's Chris Renaud will direct.

No details have been released regarding Ford's character, so we can only speculate on the pet he will play. Does anyone have any guesses?
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Diablo Cody “Failed So Hard” On ‘Barbie’ And Explains The Situation Behind Script Debacle

Diablo Cody “Failed So Hard” On ‘Barbie’ And Explains The Situation Behind Script Debacle
You wouldn’t expect there to be this much drama about a movie about a plastic kids toy, but apparently, there’s more going on behind the scenes of “Barbie” than we originally thought. The “Barbie” live-action adaptation has gone through many iterations over the years, with Amy Schumer attached and then leaving, Anne Hathaway signing on to star, and the release date getting moved from 2018 to 2020.
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Danai Gurira on All-Female ‘Avengers’ Movie: ‘There’s This Hunger for This Type of Thing’ (Video)

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Danai Gurira on All-Female ‘Avengers’ Movie: ‘There’s This Hunger for This Type of Thing’ (Video)
Danai Gurira has also heard those rumors about the possibility of an all-female “Avengers” movie, and she believes it’s absolutely time for one.

“I keep hearing this rumor also,” she said during her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. “The cool thing is that it’s showing there’s this hunger for this type of thing. The awesome Brie Larson is filming ‘Captain Marvel’ as we speak… It’s exciting because it’s showing that yeah, of course, it’s time we start seeing the perspective of a story come exclusively from women. Magic happens when women do their thang.”

“I can do superhuman things, so if you need me at all, there are things I can do,” DeGeneres weighed in, just in case the all-female “Avengers” movie comes into fruition any time soon.
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'Planet of the Apes' Producers Pick Up Buzzy Female-Centered Western (Exclusive)

Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, the husband and wife writer/producer team, have acquired the film and television rights to John Larison’s novel, Whiskey When We’re Dry, which is set to be published by Viking in August.

Described by the publisher as a “gritty, lyrical epic,” the story, set in 1885, centers on just-orphaned 17-year-old Jesse Harney, who disguises herself as boy and sets out to find her outlaw brother Noah. Along the way, Jesse, a talented shooter and rider, finds herself in the employ of the territorial governor, whose militia is hunting her brother–dead or alive. Whiskey is...
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Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’

Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’
Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, and Roland Moller are set to star in Imperative Entertainment pic “Lyrebird” with Ridley Scott on board to produce.

The film tells the true story of Dutch folk hero Han Van Meegeren, who swindled millions of dollars from the Nazis by selling them forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings and is considered the most successful art forger of all time.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby penned the script along with John Orloff. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is directing the film.

Imperative is also producing alongside Scott. Production is currently underway in the U.K. and Holland.

Pearce, who is best known for roles in “L.A. Confidential” and “Iron Man 3,” was most recently seen in the Sundance movie “The Catcher Was a Spy” and can be seen next in Focus’ “Mary Queen of Scots.” He is repped by CAA.

Bang, who broke out in the Oscar-nominated “The Square,
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John DeLorean Estate Sues Over 'Back to the Future' Royalties

John DeLorean Estate Sues Over 'Back to the Future' Royalties
If ever there was an automobile associated with a film, it's the iconic DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future. It turns out that Universal Pictures has been paying money to use the image of the car, but in a new lawsuit, the widow of automaker John DeLorean alleges not receiving a "substantial payment" from Universal.

According to a complaint in New Jersey federal court, the payment went to the DeLorean Motor Company.

Sally DeLorean previously sued the DeLorean Motor Company over intellectual property rights and settled in 2015, a decade after her husband died at age 80. The...
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Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’

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Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’
Amy Adams is set to star in the Fox 2000 film “The Woman in the Window” with Joe Wright directing.

Tracy Letts penned the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.

The pic is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018. With more than one million copies sold in the United States, the novel has additionally topped the bestseller charts in multiple countries and is currently published in 38 languages.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for Fox 2000.

Adams will next be seen starring in “Sharp Objects” for HBO, where she serves as an executive producer as well. She will also star as Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming Dick Cheney film opposite Christian Bale. Adams is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Wme, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
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Tom Cruise Details Incredible Sky Jumping Stunt For ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

Las Vegas – Tom Cruise may be a crazy person. No, we’re not suggesting that because of his “religious” choice or his infamous couch jumping skills, but because of the insane stunts he continues to do in one film after another. Among his more recent exploits, he hung onto a plane that went airborne for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and last summer delayed the release of the next “Mission” movie, “Fallout,” after breaking his ankle while jumping onto a roof.
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Ken Loach should be denied doctorate, says Belgian Pm in antisemitism row

Charles Michel says comments about Israel mean the Free University of Brussels should drop plan to honour the film director

Belgium’s prime minister has criticised one of the country’s leading universities over its plan to honour the film director Ken Loach, following complaints that it has overlooked alleged antisemitism.

In a speech at Brussels Grand Synagogue to mark the 70th anniversary of Israel’s foundation, Charles Michel said on Wednesday night that Loach’s comments about Israel and its policy towards Palestinians justified the withdrawal of the honour.
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Entertainment Studios chief tells exhibitors he will fight to defend theatrical window

‘You are vey powerful. And there are people trying to take that power from you and don’t you dare let them.’

Entertainment Studios founder Byron Allen told CinemaCon attendees on Wednesday (April 25) he would fight to defend the theatrical window.

Speaking during his company’s slate presentation Allen, a businessman, TV host, comedian and now aspiring film mogul, used the platform at Caesars Palace to urge exhibitors to resist assaults on their traditional place at the table brought about by technological change.

“You are vey powerful,” Allen said. “And there are people trying to take that power from you
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J.J. Abrams Drops ‘Overlord’ Footage at CinemaCon, Promises ‘It’s Not a “Cloverfield” Movie’

J.J. Abrams Drops ‘Overlord’ Footage at CinemaCon, Promises ‘It’s Not a “Cloverfield” Movie’
Producer J.J. Abrams makes films with aliens and monsters, time travel and death-defying stunts. Yet in 17 years, his Bad Robot Productions has never released R-rated content — until now. Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation delivered the first footage from “Overlord,” out this fall from sophomore feature director Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”).

“This movie is batshit crazy” and “super fun,” said Abrams via videotaped introduction, addressing the 4,300 seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Dominic Applewhite, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier, and Bokeem Woodbine form the ensemble cast.

The footage opens in June 1944, the night before Allied marines invade Normandy on D-Day. Enemy fire attacks a plane full of World War II soldiers, and several parachute into the ocean. Survivors trek through the forest, and one spots an abandoned Nazi compound and peers through a hole in the wall. A bloody eye leaps into frame.
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Film Review: ‘Goran’

“Worst birthday ever” doesn’t begin to cover the magnitude of what befalls our protagonist in “Goran.” Fast-rising Croatian helmer Nevio Marasovic’s third professional feature — he’s made a well-received fourth, “Comic Sans,” since this one premiered at Fantasia nearly two years ago — is not so much a psychological thriller as an emotional horror movie, in which the title character’s fortunes go from bad to unimaginably worse. Holding its poker face to the bitter end, this is a black comedy whose slow burn nonetheless eventually leaves no one unconsumed by the flame of cruel fate. Uncork’d is giving it a limited U.S. theatrical release starting this Friday.

Goran (Franjo Dijak) is an uncomplicated guy who enjoys drinking (maybe a little too often), driving a cab (in a podunk town where it’s scarcely needed) and hanging out with bestie Slavko (Goran Bogdan) at a cabin where
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‘The Americans’ Review: Two Sex Scenes Prove Awfully Similar in an All-Around Incredible New Episode

‘The Americans’ Review: Two Sex Scenes Prove Awfully Similar in an All-Around Incredible New Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 5, “The Great Patriotic War.”]

Welp, there it is: Philip (Matthew Rhys) is actively working against Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Not only did the semi-retired agent end the episode by calling off his mission to Greece — purposefully reneging on his promise to Elizabeth — but he also swung by Paige’s apartment to demonstrate the “no pads” life she’s in for if she follows through with her training. Philip is doing what Oleg (Costa Ronin) asked of him in Episode 1, but he’s also acting on what he thinks is right. He isn’t sitting idly by anymore; he’s taking action and accepting the consequences.

What might those be? It’s hard to say, but it clearly won’t be pretty. The family of spies has been divided, and it’s hard to see anyone going back to the way things were during “the old days — like,
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