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Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Tracking for Heroic $140M-Plus Debut

Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Tracking for Heroic $140M-Plus Debut
Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles 2 is tracking for a huge box-office debut of $140 million-plus in North America, according to early tracking.

The animated film opens in theaters on June 15, nearly 14 years after The Incredibles hit the big screen and turned into an instant classic.

Incredibles 2 is directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and helmed the first film. Along with Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles. New additions to the voice cast include Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush and Isabella Rossellini.

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Michael Jackson Estate Slams ABC News Special

Michael Jackson Estate Slams ABC News Special
The estate of Michael Jackson issued a statement Wednesday decrying an upcoming ABC News special about the late singer.

“It is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate,” Jackson’s estate said via a spokesperson Wednesday.

The special, which is scheduled to air Thursday, is being promoted as having new information about the singer’s decline and ultimate death in 2009.

According to the statement from Jackson’s estate, ABC had been using copyrighted material to promote the special, including a particular silhouette image of Jackson.
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'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, 'Quiet Place' Breakout Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie (Exclusive)

'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, 'Quiet Place' Breakout Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie (Exclusive)
Outlander star Caitriona Balfe and A Quiet Place breakout Noah Jupe are joining Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Fox’s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie.

James Mangold, the filmmaker behind last year’s acclaimed Logan, is directing the feature, which will shoot this summer in Los Angeles. Chernin Entertainment is producing.

The story revolves around car manufacturer Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari as the top maker of racecars. Damon is playing Carol Shelby, the eccentric car engineer who designs from scratch the Ford GT 40, the car that just may win the 1966 Le Mans race, while Bale is portraying ...
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Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, John Leguizamo Join Tye Sheridan’s ‘Night Clerk’

Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, John Leguizamo Join Tye Sheridan’s ‘Night Clerk’
Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, and John Leguizamo have joined Tye Sheridan’s thriller “The Night Clerk,” which began shooting this week in Utah.

Sheridan is starring and producing “The Night Clerk,” directed by Michael Cristofer from his own script. He portrays a hotel night clerk who’s highly intelligent — and on the autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, he makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest but soon realizes he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.

Besides Sheridan, producers are WulfPak Productions’ David Wulf and Highland Film Group, with Santosh Govindaraju, Dan Reardon, and Robbie Brenner executive producing. Convergent Media LLC is financing the film. The Gersh Agency and Highland Film Group are co-repping the U.S. sales, with Hfg also handling foreign.

Sheridan starred in “Ready Player One.
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George R.R. Martin Developing Animated ‘Ice Dragon’ Movie With Warner Bros.

George R.R. Martin Developing Animated ‘Ice Dragon’ Movie With Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is developing George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel “The Ice Dragon” as an animated movie with the “Game of Thrones” writer on board as a producer.

“The Ice Dragon,” first published in 1980, is the story of a young girl and the ice dragon she befriends in a mythical land of frigid snow after the death of her mother. The ice dragon was an untamed creature of legend and fear, and when it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, but the girl was unafraid because she was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone could remember. Her friendship leads to the ice dragon defending the girl’s world from fiery dragons on a summer day.

Martin’s manager Vince Gerardis is set to executive produce. Warner Bros. Animation Group chiefs Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy are overseeing the project for the studio.
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‘Transformers’ Sequel Cut From Paramount’s 2019 Release Slate

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‘Transformers’ Sequel Cut From Paramount’s 2019 Release Slate
Paramount announced Wednesday that it has removed next year’s planned “Transformers” installment from its release slate.

The sequel to “Transformers: The Last Knight” had been scheduled for release on June 28, 2019. The sole “Transformers” film now left on Paramount’s slate is the spinoff “Bumblebee,” which will hit theaters this Christmas.

Last year, “The Last Knight” scored the lowest box office returns of any “Transformers” installment with $605 million worldwide against a $217 million production budget, including a franchise-low $130 million domestic cume. The birth and rise of Michael Bay’s series based on the classic Hasbro toy line was one of the signature achievements of Paramount’s late former CEO Brad Grey, who passed away last year.

Also Read: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Award Nominations

But the decline of the once critic-proof series over the course of this decade has run parallel
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Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Sets Summer 2019 Release Date

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Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Sets Summer 2019 Release Date
Paramount Pictures has dated Taron Egerton’s “Rocketman” for May 17, 2019.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film got a finance and distribution deal last month. Egerton portrays Elton John in the various stages of his legendary life. Lee Hall wrote the script for the package, and John is producing with Marv Films and Matthew Vaughn alongside John’s Rocket Pictures partner and husband David Furnish.

Egerton is set to sing John’s songs himself, with production set to begin in August.

In 2012, John had said he wanted Justin Timberlake to play him. Then, Tom Hardy’s name was being floated by producers on the film.

Other films opening on May 17 next year include “John Wick: Chapter 3,” Yara Shahidi’s “The Sun Is Also a Star” and “A Dog’s Journey.”

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Moved Back a Year to 2020

Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Moved Back a Year to 2020
Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date for Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi action film “The Six Billion Dollar Man” by a year, moving the opening from May 31, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

The change, announced Wednesday, comes two weeks after Damian Szifron departed as director. The studio bought the rights to the project late last year from the Weinstein Company, which had been developing the movie with Szifron — best known for directing the Argentinian drama “Wild Tales.”

Warner Bros. is seeking a replacement for Szifron. “The Six Billion Dollar Man” is based on the sci-fi TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin’s character, employed as a secret agent, had superhuman strength due to bionic implants. The series ran for five seasons on ABC between 1973 and 1978, and was based on Martin Caidin’s novel “Cyborg.”

In November of 2016, Wahlberg and
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‘Outlander’s Sam Heugan Joins Vin Diesel In Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’

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‘Outlander’s Sam Heugan Joins Vin Diesel In Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’
Exclusive: Outlander’s Sam Heughan is set to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures. The pic, which marks Diesel’s first superhero film, starts production in July with Dave Wilson directing and Neal H. Moritz producing. The film is casting up quickly.

Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.

Wilson is a director at Blur Studios, the VFX factory owned by Tim Miller, who directed the first Deadpool and is reviving the Terminator franchise. Pic re-teams Fast and the Furious’ Moritz and Diesel. Sony is hoping to launch
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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix
Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and produce a modern retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The film is currently untitled. Elba will also produce the music for the feature. Producers on the project include Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) for Automatik, with Elba and Ana Garantino producing for Elba’s Green Door shingle.

Michael Mitnick (“The Current War”) is writing the script.

Last month, the streaming platform announced Elba would star in “Turn Up Charlie,” a comedy in which Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.

Elba most recently starred in “Molly’s Game,
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Ben Hanscom Has Been Cast in It: Chapter 2

Ben Hanscom Has Been Cast in It: Chapter 2
Some fun news out of Deadline as the site has reported that Jay Ryan (Mary Kills People) has been cast as the adult Ben Hanscom in It: Chapter 2. He joins Jessica Chastain, Andy Bean, James Ransone, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who will be playing Beverly, Stanley, Eddie, Bill, and Richie, respectively. Bill Skarsgard […]

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Trailer: The Documentary We All Need Arrives in June

Summer is a big time for blockbuster action franchises to rake in truckloads of money for movie studios. But in-between all the loud explosions and bright colors, there are plenty of lower key offerings that deserve your attention. One of those movies is a documentary that has been praised endlessly since premiering at the Sundance […]

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Attorney Gloria Allred, Subject Of Emmy-Contending Doc, On Bill Cosby Sentencing, Friars Roast & ‘Seeing Allred’

Attorney Gloria Allred entered the 15th floor conference room of her law offices on Wilshire Boulevard earlier this week and took a seat behind a cluster of microphones cubed with logos from local, national and international news organizations: CNN, Reuters, Fox11, ABC7, Ktla, Inside Edition, Estrella TV and more. "Today we’re filing a lawsuit against USC," she declared solemnly, as camera shutters clicked and flash units fired. It was Allred in her element, which is to…
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‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ Trailer: This Time There’s No Rules

Watching the new trailer for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” it’s hard to imagine that the franchise had its beginnings with a thoughtful, and often scary, look at the Mexican cartels from director Denis Villeneuve. The director didn’t return for the sequel, and if you judge the film based solely on this new trailer, you’d assume ‘Day of the Soldado’ is your everyday action film, with fast-paced, quick-cut footage, lots of explosions and hip-hop playing in the background.
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‘Solo’: Successful Prequel or Proof that ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs Should Go Extinct?

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‘Solo’: Successful Prequel or Proof that ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs Should Go Extinct?
With “Solo: A Star Wars” opening theatrically this week and generating a range of reactions, several IndieWire writers traded emails to debate whether or not the movie succeeds at its aims.

David Ehrlich: “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is opening in theaters just six months after “The Last Jedi” firebombed the saga’s fandom, is the second of the interstitial spinoff movies that Disney has made as part of its plan to ensure that we never go a year without a new installment of the galaxy’s most lucrative space opera. Likewise, it’s also the second of the interstitial movies that has come out of a publicly troubled production. And troubled might be too generous a term for what happened, considering that “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards was booted off the set for massive reshoots, while “Solo” directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were straight-up fired in favor of Ron Howard.
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Featurette: Meet the Crew of Scoundrels Ready for a Galactic Heist

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Featurette: Meet the Crew of Scoundrels Ready for a Galactic Heist
Tonight brings Solo: A Star Wars Story to a bunch of theaters around the country as sneak preview screenings kick off the Memorial Day weekend. If you don’t have your tickets for Solo already, you might find it hard to get into a screening. So for those of you who maybe have to wait a […]

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‘A Simple Favor’ Teaser: Anna Kendrick & Blake Lively In Thriller From Paul Feig

The new teaser for A Simple Favor tells us it’s “from the darker side of director Paul Feig.” And his follow-up to Ghostbusters certainly is a left turn. The film stars Anna Kendrick as Stephanie, a small-town mommy blogger whose new bestie Emily (Blake Lively) vanishes suddenly — after we hear a snippet of a phone call in which she says, “Stephanie, I need just a simple favor.” Next thing you know, the police are at the door. So what happened? Where’d she go? That’s what…
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Watch: Chris Pratt Spotlights Hard-Working Crew Members in “Jurassic Journals” Videos

While it's the big name Hollywood celebrities that get all the recognition for their starring roles in major movie productions, you only have to stick around for the credits to realize just how many people it takes to pull off your favorite films. Hundreds if not thousands of men and women in all sorts of technical and artistic fields contribute in significant ways on each and every movie, but all too often the spotlight only shines on the folks who get screen-time. Jurassic World franchise star Chris Pratt is helping to remedy that in a series of behind-…
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Vancouver’s Public Transportation Service “Pauses” Relationship With Morgan Freeman Following Allegations

Vancouver’s transit authority, TransLink, said it is “pausing” announcements featuring Morgan Freeman’s voice following a CNN report that several women have accused the actor of inappropriate conduct. "In light of information we've learned through news stories this morning of serious allegations against actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign on the transit system," the transit authority said this morning…
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Blumhouse Acquiring ‘Intruders,’ Tommy Wirkola’s Next Thriller

Exclusive: Blumhouse is in talks to finance Intruders, a thriller written by Tommy Wirkola, who’ll direct the film with an eye toward a summer production start. In the pic, a mother escapes her abusive husband and takes her young daughter toward refuge in a secluded home. Only to be assailed by intruders hungry for the gold that's supposedly buried in the house. Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are producing for Gary Sanchez. The Norwegian director, who followed his breakout D…
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