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‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Direct ‘In Too Deep’ for Levantine Films (Exclusive)

‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Direct ‘In Too Deep’ for Levantine Films (Exclusive)
Levantine Films will finance and produce “In Too Deep,” directed by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, sources tell Variety.

Iannucci also co-wrote the script with John Finnemore. Iannucci will produce alongside Levantine.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Tory Metzger, Levantine’s president of production, will oversee production of the project on behalf of the company.

Iannucci broke onto the Hollywood scene with the Oscar-nominated satire “In the Loop,” but he is best known for creating the hit HBO comedy “Veep,” which earned him several Emmy wins.

Iannucci has now turned his attention back to helming for the big screen, having recently directed “The Death of Stalin,” which earned him strong critical notices. He is currently prepping production on “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” a re-telling of the classic Charles Dickens story. The pic stars Dev Patel in the title role. Variety broke the news on Thursday that Tilda Swinton,
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Jude Law, Carrie Coon to Star in Sean Durkin's 'The Nest'

Jude Law, Carrie Coon to Star in Sean Durkin's 'The Nest'
Jude Law and Carrie Coon are set to star in Sean Durkin's The Nest, a family psychodrama for FilmNation Entertainment and BBC Films, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Durkin's first film since the critically-acclaimed drama Martha Marcy May Marlene will feature Law as a businessman who brings his American wife and kids home to Britain to pursue new business opportunities, only to be plunged into the despair as their unaffordable new life in an English manor house threatens to destroy the family.

As the eerie isolation of the house pushes the family further apart, each person descends into a self-destructive cycle,...
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S. J. Clarkson ("Jessica Jones") Early Fave To Helm Next ‘Star Trek’ For Paramount Pictures

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Paramount Pictures has begun propulsion power on the fourth Star Trek film initiated by Bad Robot. They haven’t set a director yet, but sources said that S.J. Clarkson has emerged as a front runner. The British director helmed early episodes of Marvel's Jessica Jones and The Defenders for Netflix, and her TV helming credits also include episodes of Vinyl, Dig and Orange Is the New Black.
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Doom Reboot Reportedly Has A Director And Lead

Doom Reboot Reportedly Has A Director And Lead
The world just learned of the existence of a Doom reboot just a handful of days ago, and now Dread Central has an alleged scoop from some unnamed sources. The film will be directed by Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, S.W.A.T. Under Siege) and that Once Upon A Time actress Amy Manson is set to play the film's lead.

It's also been revealed the project is being helmed by Universal's non-film division Universal 1440 Entertainment, which appears to mean the project is going straight to DVD or a streaming platform. That makes sense, and would certainly explain why we've heard next to nothing about it until now. Are you more, or less excited for this film now that you've read all this?
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Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie Join Dev Patel in ‘David Copperfield’ (Exclusive)

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Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie Join Dev Patel in ‘David Copperfield’ (Exclusive)
Armando Iannucci’s new retelling of Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield” is rounding out its cast.

Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie,”Dunkirk” breakout Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh, and Rosalind Eleazar have all joined Dev Patel, who will play the title character. FilmNation could not be reached for comment.

The project will offer a modern take on Dickens’ title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. The original “David Copperfield” was first published in 1850 and describes the journey of the titular protagonist — who was modeled after Dickens himself, from impoverished childhood to becoming a successful author, thanks to perseverance and despite a lack of personal discipline.

Kevin Loader and Iannucci will produce the feature, which was developed with FilmNation. Iannucci is directing from a script he wrote with Simon Blackwell.

Iannucci and Blackwell previously collaborated with Tony Roche
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‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive)

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‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive)
Jason Liles, who most recently played the albino gorilla in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” has been cast as one of several motion-capture actors playing Godzilla’s three-headed archenemy in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

King Ghidorah is a kaiju film monster that has golden-scaled wings and three heads. Liles plays the middle head, while Alan Maxson is the right head and Richard Dorton is the left head in the epic action-adventure film that pits Godzilla against some of the biggest monsters in pop culture history; additional mo-cap actors contribute to the body movement of the creature.

Michael Dougherty is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Zach Shields. Liles is joining the previously announced cast of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch and Bradley Whitford.
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Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis to Star in Claire McCarthy’s ‘Burning Season’

Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis to Star in Claire McCarthy’s ‘Burning Season’
Naomi Watts and “It” star Sophia Lillis, who appears in the forthcoming “Sharp Objects” and “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” will head the cast of Claire McCarthy’s movie “Burning Season,” with London-based HanWay Films on board as sales agent. Watts, who recently starred in McCarthy’s “Ophelia,” will also executive produce. HanWay will introduce the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Adapted for the screen by writer/producer Jenny Halper, based on Laura Van Den Berg’s short story “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us,” the film sets a complicated mother-daughter relationship against the dramatic landscape of Madagascar, an island where nearly all the species are indigenous, and many are endangered.

The film centers on primatologist June Engle, played by Watts, who has returned to a drought-stricken region of Madagascar in search of endangered species. Dragged along for the adventure
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Can 'Avengers: Infinity War' Deliver a Record Opening Weekend?

Can 'Avengers: Infinity War' Deliver a Record Opening Weekend?
Following the record-breaking, $207.4 million opening for The Avengers in May of 2012, it took three years for another film to top the $200 million mark when Jurassic World debuted with $208.8 million in June 2015. Later that year Star Wars: The Force Awakens would go on to deliver the largest opening weekend ever, coming just shy of $250 million, en route to a domestic run topping $936 million. Since then, two more films have topped the $200 million mark over the course of their opening weekend in the recent releases of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther, and with the release of Avengers: Infinity War this weekend, it isn't so much a question of whether it will be the third film in the last five months to open over $200 million, but can it threaten Force Awakens's all-time record? Debuting in over 4,470 locations, Avengers: Infinity War will be the widest debut for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever,
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Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Blasts Off Overseas With Massive $39M

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Blasts Off Overseas With Massive $39M
Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War blasted off overseas Wednesday with a mighty opening-day gross of $39 million from 21 markets.

The film, placing No. 1 everywhere, is already setting industry records in numerous territories. In South Korea, it landed the top opening day on of all time with $6.5 million, while it secured the second biggest opening day in Australia behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $6.7 million.

In France, Infinity War earned $3.9 million, the highest opening day in history for April and the largest ever for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title. In the Philippines ($2.7...
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Superhero Bits: ‘Infinity War’ Breaking Opening Day Records, ‘Venom’ Trailer Easter Eggs & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Infinity War’ Breaking Opening Day Records, ‘Venom’ Trailer Easter Eggs & More
Would you like to see a team-up of Shuri from Black Panther and Spider-Man? What international box office records has Avengers: Infinity War already broken? Which comic book movie did Dave Bautista see six times in theaters? What alternate Marvel role would Tom Hiddleston like the chance to play? Which Avengers: Infinity War cast member […]

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Taron Egerton-Jamie Foxx’s Tights-Free ‘Robin Hood’ Closes CinemaCon

Taron Egerton-Jamie Foxx’s Tights-Free ‘Robin Hood’ Closes CinemaCon
Jamie Foxx had a clear message for the nation’s theater owners Thursday: his upcoming “Robin Hood” movie is plenty serious.

“There are no tights,” he asserted to the crowd at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “This is grown-man business.”

“Robin Hood” was the final movie footage to be shown at the four-day CinemaCon as the final title of the 11th studio presentation. The trailer showed Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, a war-hardened crusader, and Foxx portraying Little John, a Moorish commander mounting an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown — along with stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Eve Hewson stars as Maid Marian. “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan will portray Will Scarlett, the half-brother of Robin Hood, and Ben Mendelsohn portrays the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Egerton called Mendelsohn “everyone’s favorite villain,” adding that this particular portrayal is “reptilian.”

“Robin Hood” is opening
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‘The Happytime Murders’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Hellfest’ & Other Reactions From CinemaCon 2018

‘The Happytime Murders’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Hellfest’ & Other Reactions From CinemaCon 2018
On the April 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by special guest Frosty from Collider to talk about a final group of presentations from CinemaCon 2018, including sneak previews of The Happytime Murders, Kin, Hellfest, A Simple Favor, and Robin Hood. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

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‘Duck Butter’ Review: Miguel Arteta’s Lesbian Romance Bodes Well For New Screenwriter Alia Shawkat — Tribeca

‘Duck Butter’ Review: Miguel Arteta’s Lesbian Romance Bodes Well For New Screenwriter Alia Shawkat — Tribeca
There many variations on the premise of “Duck Butter,” in which Naima (Alia Shawkat) and Sergio (Laia Costa) commit to spending 24 romantic hours talking about life. Richard Linklater made a whole trilogy of them. Nevertheless, this amiable and ambling dramedy directed by Miguel Arteta and co-written by Shawkat in her screenwriting debut has its own unique sensibility, and while it falls short of coalescing into much of a bigger picture, manages to fulfill the expectations of its well-worn trope without screwing it up.

Initially, the movie threatens to become too meta for its own good. As “Duck Butter” begins, struggling actress Naima is driving to the L.A. set of a Duplass brothers movie, while listening to a podcast featuring the sibling filmmakers talking about their work. It’s a peculiar setup, not only because the very concept of a hardcore Duplass brothers fan (a Duplass-stan?) seems like the setup
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‘Uncle Drew’ Trailer: The Elderly Basketball Player Comedy You’ve Been Waiting For

‘Uncle Drew’ Trailer: The Elderly Basketball Player Comedy You’ve Been Waiting For
At last, someone has finally made a movie about guys wearing old age prosthetic make-up and playing basketball! Uncle Drew features Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Tiffany Haddish and more in a summer movie that might be a nice distraction from all the usual blockbuster bombast. Watch the Uncle Drew trailer below. Uncle Drew has a lot going for it: […]

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Stx Entertainment Files For Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

Stx Entertainment, as has long been suggested would be the case, has filed for an Ipo on the Hong Kong stock exchange. If accepted, the proposal would make Bob Simonds’ fledgling studio the first U.S.-based entertainment company to go public on the Hong Kong exchange. The company was valued at $1.5B last year, however, it has been reported previously that the company could be valued as high as $3.5B after the Ipo. Since its inception, Stx has been modeling itself to…
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‘Suspiria': Amazon Revealed the Gruesome First Footage from Luca Guadagnino’s Remake & The Reactions Are Intense

Amazon Studios just debuted the first footage for their upcoming Suspiria remake at CinemaCon, and the social media reactions are the kind of crazy intense and profusely praising responses that drive hype and curiosity levels through the roof. Suspiria is one of my favorite movies of all time and Luca Guadagnino directed my favorite movie of 2017, so you would think my hype for the Guadagnino's remake couldn't have been higher, but you would be wrong. From the sound of it, this movie is going to be absolutely brutal and very definitely fucked up in a way that …
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‘David Copperfield’ Cast Adds Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie Alongside Dev Patel

‘David Copperfield’ Cast Adds Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie Alongside Dev Patel
The David Copperfield cast keeps getting better and better. Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie are the latest additions to the upcoming Charles Dickens adaptation from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Dev Patel stars in the project, called The Personal History of David Copperfield, which updates Dickens’ tale to modern times. Everything about this new adaptation of David Copperfiled sounds pretty damn […]

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'Diane', 'Smuggling Hendrix' among Tribeca Film Festival 2018 winners

Audience Awards to be announced on April 28.

Kent Jones’ Diane won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and won best screenplay honours as top brass at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the juried awards on Thursday evening (April 26).

Alia Shawkat was named best actress in a Us narrative feature for Duck Butter, while best actor honours went to Jeffrey Wright for O.G. Best Cinematography in a Us narrative feature Film went to Wyatt Garfield for Diane.

The Nora Ephron Award awarded a $25,000 prize to writer-director Nia DaCosta for Little Woods. The award was created six years
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Last Year’s Winner: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: A nominee from HBO or FX has won this category nine times in the last 10 years — Laura Linney’s victory for “The Big C: Hereafter” in 2013 is the lone standout.

Fun Fact: Helen Mirren has the most trophies in this category. She’s won four times, including two for the “Prime Suspect” series.

Can Laura Dern become an Emmy winner two years in a row? After snagging her first trophy last year for “Big Little Lies,” Dern seems fated to snag another nomination (at least) for her hailed turn in HBO’s “The Tale.” The film earned rave reviews out of Sundance before the premium cable network picked it up, and the beloved Dern is front-and-center in the landmark cinematic memoir.

But she’s not the only one earning early Emmy buzz. Jessica Biel generated a
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‘Diane’, ‘Island Of The Hungry Ghosts’, Alia Shawkat & Jeffrey Wright Among Tribeca Winners

Top honors at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival have gone to Diane for the Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature, Smuggling Hendrix for Best International Narrative Feature, and Island of the Hungry Ghosts for Best Documentary Feature. On the acting side, Alia Shawkat won Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film for Miguel Arteta’s Duck Butter, and Jeffrey Wright took the Best Actor honor for O.G. First-time narrative director and writer Kent Jones (who…
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