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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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The Big Three Fall Film Festivals Dominate Awards Season

The Big Three Fall Film Festivals Dominate Awards Season
Once again, the Oscar race is being dominated by the Big Three fall film festivals: Venice, Telluride and Toronto. Should we congratulate this as a successful partnership between these three and Oscar? Or do we lament the fact that the fest circuit has turned into the schoolyard bully, knocking down quality movies that opened between January and August, and trying to block the path of November-December openers?

In nine of the past 10 years, the best picture winner debuted at one of the Big Three. The lone exception: “The Artist,” which had premiered at Cannes in May. In other words, by mid-September, the best picture winner has been seen, handicapped and virtually sealed.

That’s one reason why the end-of-February Oscar ceremony seems so late: It arrives more than five months after pundits have declared the winner. Fifteen of the 19 feature winners this year had also debuted at one of the Big Three fests.
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Studios Step Back Into the Best Picture Spotlight

After a summer during which a controversy swelled over the possibility of a “popular film” honor being included in the Academy Awards mix, a funny thing happened on Hollywood’s annual trek to the Dolby Theater: the traditional studios are making something of a best picture comeback. Acclaim for Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born,” Universal Pictures’ “First Man” and “Green Book”; Walt Disney Studios’ “Black Panther” and “Mary Poppins Returns”; 20th Century Fox’s “Widows” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as well as Sony Pictures’ “The Front Runner” have given the old guard new life in a category the studios have won only four times this century (the last being “Argo” in 2013).

Yet, Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, preaches caution to anyone suggesting that this is somehow “their year.”

“If you look over the last few years, you’ve had movies like ‘Gravity,’ which is a big studio movie. You had ‘Lincoln,
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‘The Boy 2’ Will Pit Katie Holmes Against Brahms the Creepy Doll

‘The Boy 2’ Will Pit Katie Holmes Against Brahms the Creepy Doll
The Boy, the 2016 film about a creepy doll that looks like Jared Kushner, is getting a sequel. In The Boy 2, Katie Holmes will find herself facing off against Brahms, a doll with a dark secret. Of course, if you saw the first film, you already know what that secret is. But that’s not going […]

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Now That ‘Luke Cage’ is Canceled, the Forecast for Netflix’s Marvel Series is Bleak

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Not long ago, those who follow the Netflix/Marvel universe were prone to complain about the associated bloat that came with six series launching within months of each other. But with the cancelation of “Iron Fist” swiftly followed by “Luke Cage,” that universe appears to be on the verge of implosion.

Taking place in the shadows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in 2015 Netflix launched its interconnected series that also include “The Defenders,” “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and “The Punisher.” They represented a big step forward for television about superheroes, grounding what might have been fantastical narratives in real world grit and dirt. “Daredevil” took on a corrupt local government in between ninja fights. “Jessica Jones” wasn’t just a hard-boiled detective story, but a thoughtful examination of trauma and survival. And “Luke Cage” swung hard at race issues, making its lead character’s hoodie an iconic statement.

Not every show was a success.
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Keira Knightley Embraces Her Inner Tomboy, from ‘Colette’ to ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ — Career Watch

Keira Knightley Embraces Her Inner Tomboy, from ‘Colette’ to ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition, we take on Keira Knightley, who plays with gender identity in the title role of fall hit “Colette,” which is focused on the early career of the flamboyant French literary star.

Bottom Line: Ever since 2002, when Keira Knightley popped at age 17 in TV’s “Dr. Zhivago” and on-screen in Gurinder Chadha’s girl-power soccer movie “Bend it Like Beckham,” the actress has picked her projects well. Still only 33, the screen beauty has earned an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) and is equally capable of carrying bodice-ripping dramas and athletic action roles. Perhaps her most charming performance was in Richard Curtis’ holiday comedy “Love Actually,” juggling expressions of affection from swains Chiwetel Ejiofor and Andrew Lincoln.

Although she grew up in London as the child of two actors,
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Apparently, DC Live-Action TV Series Are Committed To Aggressively Horrible & Laughable Costumes

You’re not going to find much love for the DC live-action TV series around these parts. For that matter, you won’t find much love for the Marvel live-action TV series either (despite “Daredevil” Season 3 being pretty good). But when you take a look at DC’s slate of TV series, one thing just sticks out like a sore thumb. No, it’s not the wooden acting and terrible melodrama.

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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 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 film
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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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