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Carol Burnett’s Mother-Daughter Story ‘Carrie and Me’ in Development as a Movie

Carol Burnett’s Mother-Daughter Story ‘Carrie and Me’ in Development as a Movie
Carol Burnett’s bestseller “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story” is in the works as a movie at Focus Features with Burnett, Tina Fey, Eric Gurian, and Steven Rogers producing.

Burnett will produce through her Mabel Cat Productions with Fey and Gurian under their production banner Little Stranger along with Rogers. The sibling team of Ian and Eshom Nelms (“Small Town Crime”) is tackling the screenplay. Little Stranger’s Jeff Richmond will executive produce. A director and cast have yet to be attached.

The film will follow the highs and lows of her life as a working mother, actress, and producer — all told through her relationship with her daughter Carrie Hamilton. Carrie overcame a public struggle with drug addiction as a teenager, but achieved sobriety as an adult before dying of cancer at the age of 38 in 2002. Burnett’s book was published in 2013.
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Alex Wolff to Star in Thriller 'The Line'

Alex Wolff to Star in Thriller 'The Line'
Hereditary actor Alex Wolff will star in thriller The Line.

The ensemble cast also includes John Malkovich, Scoot McNairy, Jessica Barden (The Lobster) and Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale).

The story is being described as ‘a coming-of-age thriller at a university that encapsulates both the wild excitement of being young, and the dangers of living without fear of consequences.’

Ethan Berger and Alex Russek penned the script, with Berger set to direct. Lije Sarki is producing, alongside David Carrico and Adam Paulsen of Valparaiso Pictures. Bobby Hoppey is exec producing.

Wolff, who is set for ...
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Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)

Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)
Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Netflix’s film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” sources tell Variety.

Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the movie, which stars Jesse Plemons. Based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

Kaufman is also producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Bob Salerno, and Stefanie Azpiazu. Reid will serve as co-producer.

The new project reunites Kaufman with his frequent collaborator Bregman, who previously produced “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Synecdoche, New York,” and “Human Nature.”

Collette most recently starred in A24’s
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Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Deadline has revealed that Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) is the latest actor to join the cast of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to the 2017 action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

Reynolds and Jackson are reprising their roles as bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid with Salma Hayek also returning as Kincaid’s wife, Sonia.

Hopper will portray a new bodyguard named Magnusson. Other newcomers to the sequel include Frank Grillo, Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. Richard E. Grant will also reprise his brief role from the first film as Mr. Seifart, a drug-addicted corporate client of Reynolds’ Michael Bryce who he hired after his career downfall.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will take place on the Amalfi coast as it “follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as they battle
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Zoe Lister-Jones to Write, Direct ‘The Craft’ Reboot for Blumhouse, Columbia

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Zoe Lister-Jones to Write, Direct ‘The Craft’ Reboot for Blumhouse, Columbia
Zoe Lister-Jones is writing and directing “The Craftreboot for Blumhouse, Columbia Pictures and Red Wagon Entertainment, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Blumhouse’s Jason Blum is producing alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher for Red Wagon Entertainment. Red Wagon’s Andrew Fleming and Lucas Wiesendanger are executive producing. Blumhouse and Columbia are co-financing the film.

The original 1996 film paved the way for an onslaught of TV series and films that were witch-themed and centered on female empowerment. The film starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, Fairuza Balk and Skeet Ulrich, and followed a new student at a Catholic prep high school who falls in love with a trio of outcast girls who practice witchcraft.
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‘Black Widow,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Among Most Tracked Female Directed Projects, IMDb Says (Exclusive)

‘Black Widow,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Among Most Tracked Female Directed Projects, IMDb Says (Exclusive)
Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” Cate Shortland’s “Black Widow,” Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman 2,” and Elizabeth Banks’s “Charlie’s Angels” are among the ten most tracked projects on IMDbPro.

Ava DuVernay (“Selma”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”), and Susanne Bier (“After the Wedding”) rank among the most widely followed female directors on the service.

The lists were revealed as part of the unveiling of a new feature on IMDbPro, an exhaustive database of film and television professionals and the projects they create. IMDbPro, will expand its popular IMDbPro Track feature to allow members to receive customizable notifications when the IMDb pages of people and titles they follow are updated. That includes everything from new cast or crew attachments project to changes in a project’s production status. IMDbPro Track launched in July 2018.

Top 10 Most-Tracked Pre-Release Films with Women Attached to Direct*

Black Widow (Director:
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‘Guys and Dolls’ Getting Remade at TriStar (Exclusive)

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Getting Remade at TriStar (Exclusive)
Guys and Dolls,” the venerable Broadway musical, is set to return to the big screen.

TriStar Pictures has purchased remake rights to the original Damon Runyon short stories about gamblers and gangsters that inspired the shows, as well as the rights to the Broadway musical with its book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and its music by Frank Loesser. The studio has also acquired remake rights to the previous 1955 film adaptation from the Samuel Goldwyn company. That version of “Guys and Dolls” starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, and was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the screenplay.

Movie musicals have been robust box office performers in recent years. Hit adaptations of stage shows include “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” and “Les Miserables,” and original musicals such as “The Greatest Showman” and “La La Land” have also been successes. In the case of “Guys and Dolls,
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Exclusive ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Clip Reveals the Real Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped with the Script

Exclusive ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Clip Reveals the Real Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped with the Script
On the Basis of Sex is a biopic that deals with the early half of Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s life and career, before she became a now-legendary Supreme Court Justice. If you were wondering how accurate the film is, the exclusive On the Basis of Sex clip below provides the answer: pretty darn accurate. Because Justice Ginsburg herself […]

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Names CAA Agent Jim Toth as Head of Content Acquisitions and Talent

Top CAA talent agent and actor-whisperer Jim Toth has made a surprise leap to content creation and acquisition, joining Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile video startup Quibi.

Toth, known for his deep stable of talent and one of the most successful in his generation of agents, will assume the title of head of content acquisitions and talent and the company. Founded by longtime Hollywood mogul Katzenberg and run by CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi has been quietly building a slate with a $1 billion content purse.

A Quibi spokesperson confirmed the hire. CAA had no immediate comment on the matter, and Toth was said to have only given notice on Tuesday. Toth enjoys a high profile thanks to clients like Matthew McConaughey (the actor credited the agent with rebuilding his career in his 2014 Best Actor Oscar speech for “Dallas Buyers Club”). Toth also worked on teams for Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Foxx,
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Agents Accuse Writers Guild of Threatening to Throw ‘Industry Into Chaos’

The dealmakers appear to be getting nowhere. Negotiators for Hollywood agents and the Writers Guild of America have achieved little progress at their seventh session on Tuesday, with a chaotic scenario looming on April 7.

“When Guild leadership is ready to move on from their declared threatening phase, we stand ready to work through these issues and come to an agreement,” the Association of Talent Agents said. “We hope this happens before WGA’s proposed plan throws our industry into chaos, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable WGA members.”

The session came on the heels of WGA leaders sending members contingency plans for the possible expiration of its agency franchise agreement. The WGA is demanding the elimination of agency packaging fees and ownership interest in affiliate production companies — demands that the agencies have insisted are not feasible.

The WGA will hold five days of member voting starting on March 27 on a proposed “code of conduct.
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‘Chambers’ First Look Photos: Netflix’s Psychological Horror Series Goes Straight for the Heart

‘Chambers’ First Look Photos: Netflix’s Psychological Horror Series Goes Straight for the Heart
With Jordan Peele’s Us making big box office bank in theaters and getting everyone buzzing about the metaphors and allegories at the center of the story, people feel like horror is making some kind of comeback. The fact is horror never left. Some people just weren’t looking in the right place. And soon enough, you […]

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‘El Chicano’ Trailer Is Basically Batman in the Barrio

Briarcliff Entertainment has released the first trailer for El Chicano, the first superhero movie with an all-Hispanic cast. Raúl Castillo (Looking) stars as an Lapd Detective, Diego Hernandez, whose investigation into his brother's suicide and the local cartel forces him to adopt the mantle of El Chicano, "The Ghetto Grim Reaper," to wage a war agains the gangs threatening to destroy his city. It looks cool. It's basically Batman in the Barrio. The film marks the feature-film directing debut of Ben Hernandez Bray, a veteran stuntman whose work includes Iron Man, Star Trek, The Gray, …
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‘The Professor and the Madman’ Trailer: The Movie Mel Gibson Doesn’t Want You to See

‘The Professor and the Madman’ Trailer: The Movie Mel Gibson Doesn’t Want You to See
Mel Gibson and Sean Penn have both had their fair share of headline-making controversies in Hollywood, and now the two are teaming up to don some epic beards and write the Oxford English Dictionary in a new period drama called The Professor and the Madman. However, the movie itself had a controversy of its own […]

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Remake Laces Up Its Dancing Shoes at TriStar

The popular Broadway show Guys and Dolls was adapted into a movie in 1950 with Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in the lead roles, and Hollywood has been trying to remake it for years. Now the rights have been scooped up by TriStar Pictures, who hopes to finally bring the song-filled story of gamblers and […]

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‘The Craft’ Remake Finds Director in Zoe-Lister Jones

‘The Craft’ Remake Finds Director in Zoe-Lister Jones
Life in Pieces” star Zoe Lister-Jones will write and direct Sony Pictures’ remake of “The Craft” for Blumhouse and Red Wagon Entertainment.

Doug Wick, the producer of the original “The Craft,” will return in the same capacity along with partner Lucy Fisher through their Red Wagon banner. Jason Blum is also producing and his Blumhouse is co-financing. Fisher was vice chair of Columbia during the first movie.

Robin Tunney starred in the original, portraying a new arrival at a high school who’s sought out by three students, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The trio had been dabbling in witchcraft, and Tunney’s arrival enables all four to become adept at magic, but the new coven disintegrates when Balk’s character misuses her new power.

Sony’s been attempting to remake “The Craft” since 2015 when Leigh Janiak was hired to direct. Andrew Fleming directed the original film.
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Extended ‘Detective Pikachu’ TV Spot Reveals Gengar, Even More Pokemon

A new Detective Pikachu TV spot offers even more cute antics and glimpses of fan-favorite Pokemon. That includes a peek at the ghostly Pokemon Gengar, whose rotund shape and sinister grin have translated well to the big screen. As in it’ll freak you out just as much as he did when you were little. Detective Pikachu […]

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‘The Craft’ Reboot Being Conjured Up by Blumhouse and Director Zoe Lister-Jones

Blumhouse will attempt to summon Manon by producing a reboot of The Craft. The ’90s witch flick has become something of a cult classic, and producers have been mulling a remake for a few years. Now, Zoe Lister-Jones is set to write and direct a The Craft reboot for Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures. But will this new take on The Craft […]

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Opioid drama 'Castle In The Ground' adds Neve Campbell, Tom Cullen, Keir Gilchrist

William Woods, Michael Solomon on board as producers.

Neve Campbell, Tom Cullen and Keir Gilchrist have joined Hereditary star Alex Wolff and Imogen Poots on the cast of opioid drama Castle In The Ground.

William Woods is producing through Woods Entertainment with Michael Solomon of Band With Pictures. The story centres on a teenager who befriends his troubled neighbour after his mother dies, and is sucked into a world of addiction and violence as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.

Andra Gordon of American Entertainment Investors developed the project with Woods and Solomon and is on board
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Jordan Peele is Interested in Returning to His ‘Us’ Movie Universe

Jordan Peele is Interested in Returning to His ‘Us’ Movie Universe
Writer/director Jordan Peele has proven without a doubt that he’s no fluke. After winning an Oscar for writing Get Out, his latest film, Us, is a scary, no-holds-barred plunge into deep thematic waters, the type of film that demands interpretation and discussion. But while star Lupita Nyong’o doesn’t seem particularly interested in returning to this movie’s […]

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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Cinematographer Dan Laustsen on Shooting Long and Wide Takes in the Sequel

One of the people you almost never get to talk with on a set visit is the director of photography. That’s because while the actors get to take a break between setups, the second the production gets the shot, the cinematographer is immediately moving on to the next location or set up and rarely has any down time. But last summer, when I got to visit the set of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum with a few international reporters, we actually got a few minutes with Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen. If you’re not familiar with his resume, he’…
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