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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal for Jordan’

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal for Jordan’
Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in Sony’s “Journal for Jordan,” a drama that will be directed by Denzel Washington.

The movie, penned by “Mudbound” screenwriter Virgin Williams, is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for their newborn son, Jordan, while deployed overseas. He was killed in Iraq in 2006 when Jordan was just seven months old, but his spirit lives on in his messages of love to Dana and Jordan.

Jordan will also produce through his Outlier Society banner, while Washington and Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will also produce.

Jordan garnered critical acclaim for portraying the tormented villain Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther,” the first Marvel movie to score a best picture Oscar nomination. He most recently starred in “Creed II,
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Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to Reunite in Suspense Thriller ‘Let Him Go’

Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to Reunite in Suspense Thriller ‘Let Him Go’
Focus Features has tapped Kevin Costner and Diane Lane to star as a husband and wife in the suspense thriller “Let Him Go.” The two also collaborated on “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” as the parents of Superman.

Thomas Bezucha (“The Family Stone”) is set to direct his own screenplay, based on Larry Watson’s novel of the same name. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of the Mazur Kaplan Company will produce alongside Bezucha. Costner will executive produce with Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, and Rod Lake.

Production of “Let Him Go” is expected to start in the spring.

Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. Josh McLaughlin, Focus Features president of production, will oversee the movie.

Costner will play a retired sheriff and Lane will portray his wife. After the loss of their son, the couple leaves their Montana ranch
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Daniel Craig reportedly set to star in Todd Field's 'The Creed of Violence'

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Daniel Craig reportedly set to star in Todd Field's 'The Creed of Violence'
Daniel Craig has been James Bond for well over a decade, but the actor is already making plans for his future without the secret agent. According to Collider, Craig's first post-Bond film will be The Creed Of Violence, an adaptation of Boston Teran's novel of the same name which will be helmed by Todd Field (In The Bedroom). The project has been in development for
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Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic About WWE Legend's Early Days

Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic About WWE Legend's Early Days
Thor himself will be getting all tanned up to play WWE legend Hulk Hogan in a new movie.

Chris Hemsworth is set to play the wrestler in a project from The Hangover director Todd Phillips, according The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor, 35, will portray Hogan, 65, during the time his wrestling career was on the rise. According to the outlet, the biopic won’t focus on Hogan’s eventual personal struggles but will be “an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.”

Hogan’s career, which began in the 70s, hit its peak during the 80s where he was often on magazine covers and appeared on talk-shows.
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Movies New to Netflix in March: ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

Movies New to Netflix in March: ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer’
By March 1, the Oscars will be over, and we can finally stop pulling our hair over the fact that Rami Malek’s dentures beat out Ethan Hawke’s bottle of drain cleaner. When that day comes, Netflix will be able to offer an eclectic mix of reliably quality fare to cleanse our palates of what will surely go down in history as one of the oddest Oscar seasons ever. The streaming giant could also very well have earned its first Best Picture statue by then, but its users won’t be able to hear the champagne bottles popping over the hum of their preferred watching device.

Damien Chazelle’s finely crafted Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” may have been snubbed in almost every major category, but audiences looking to revisit the original space tearjerker can countdown with “Apollo 13,” which hits Netflix at the beginning of the month. ’90s babies
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Peter Weller Reprises His ‘RoboCop’ Role in Bizarre KFC Ads

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is currently developing a new RoboCop movie, and last summer, he made headlines when he said that actor Peter Weller, who played the character in the original movie and its first sequel, should step back into the suit once again. Now Weller is back as RoboCop – not in the new […]

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‘Mindhunter’ Season 2: Cameron Britton Can’t Confirm or Deny His Return

‘Mindhunter’ Season 2: Cameron Britton Can’t Confirm or Deny His Return
David Fincher and Joe Penhall’s Netflix original series “Mindhunter” is returning sometime this year, and yet that’s all the streaming giant has confirmed for Season 2. Netflix is being extra cautious when it comes to the new season and has not revealed any official details. What fans do know about “Mindhunter” Season 2 has come strictly from sources close to production (see the Season 2 director’s roster), or teases made by Fincher during interviews. “Mindhunter” Season 2 is being so secretive that recurring cast member Cameron Britton can’t even confirm or deny his involvement in the series moving forward.

Speaking to RadioTimes while promoting his role in Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” Britton remained cryptic when pushed to answer whether or not his “Mindhunter” serial killer and breakout character Ed Kemper will return at some point in the new episodes. “Netflix pulls those memories out of me,” Britton answered. “I
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Jonathan Glazer’s New Apple Watch Ad Is Breezy And Light As A Feather [Watch]

You might know Jonathan Glazer as a director from his movie “Birth” with Nicole Kidman, or maybe from the hit “Under the Skin” with Scarlett Johansson. Or, you just might know him from his commercials; his most recent Apple Watch commercial is definitely gaining attention.

Read More: “I Felt Like I Was On A Ride”: Scarlett Johansson Talks ‘Under The Skin’ In Featurette Plus Jonathan Glazer Deconstructs Scene

Glazer has been directing advertising commercials since the 90s for brands like Stella Artois, At&T, Levi’s, and many more.

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Matt Smith, ‘Leave No Trace’ Star Thomasin McKenzie Circle Edgar Wright Movie

Matt Smith, ‘Leave No Trace’ Star Thomasin McKenzie Circle Edgar Wright Movie
Matt Smith and “Leave No Trace” star Thomasin McKenzie are in negotiations to join Edgar Wright’s next film, “Last Night in Soho,” sources tell Variety.

Details are vague about the psychological horror movie, other than it being set in London’s Soho district. Anya Taylor Joy is also in the cast. Production is expected to start this summer in London.

Wright most recently directed Sony’s heist film “Baby Driver” starring Ansel Elgort, and is reportedly also working on its sequel. He is co-writing the script for “Last Night in Soho” with “Penny Dreadful” screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Focus Features and Film4 will co-finance the film.

Smith just scored an Emmy nomination for his role as Prince Philip in Netflix’s “The Crown.” He can be seen next in the biopic “Mapplethorpe,” which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Smith is also in the New Regency movie “His House
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The Original Plans for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘The Hidden World’ Were Very Different

The Original Plans for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘The Hidden World’ Were Very Different
The How to Train Your Dragon series has become one of the most beloved and critically lauded animated franchises today, and its third film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is set to bring the fantasy series to an end (and bring us to tears). But in another timeline, the final two films of the series […]

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Edgar Wright Casts Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie in ‘Last Night in Soho’

Fresh off her breakout performance in Leave No Trace, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has signed on to join Anya Taylor-Joy in Edgar Wright's psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which has also added Doctor Who alum Matt Smith, Collider has learned. Wright came up with the original story and co-wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), though plot details are being kept under wraps for now. All we know is that the story is set in London's Soho district, and that's where filming will take place this summer. The film will be a co-…
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‘The Kid’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke Star in Vincent D’Onofrio’s Western

Vincent D'Onofrio is reuniting with his Magnificent Seven castmates Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke for a new Western, but this time he's also stepping behind the camera. Lionsgate has debuted the trailer for D'Onofrio's The Kid, which finds the Daredevil star in the director's chair for a new spin on the legend of Billy the Kid. Dane DeHaan stars as Billy with Hawke stepping into the role of Pat Garrett, the renowned lawman who became a legend by killing Billy the Kid. The Kid follows a young boy named Rio (Jake Schur), who finds himself …
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Vice Media Taps Joe Simon as Chief Technology Officer (Exclusive)

Joe Simon has been tapped as chief technology officer at Vice Media.

The newly created role will include oversight of data analytics, engineering, information technology, media operations, media technology, post production, and systems management. Prior to Vice, Simon spent three years as Encompass Digital Media’s chief operating officer. Previously he held the chief technology officer post at Univision, Condé Nast, and Viacom, where he was also the chief information officer.

“Joe is an incredible leader with a rare talent in understanding the unique demands and opportunities that media companies have in harnessing the latest technology to build engaged audiences,” said Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc in a statement. “His deep experience and oversight across a large cross section of technology-driven operational divisions, including post production, will drive Vice’s growth through connecting people around the world through our storytelling.”

Simon will be based in Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters and will report to Dubuc.
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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal for Jordan’

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal for Jordan’
Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in Sony’s “Journal for Jordan,” a drama that will be directed by Denzel Washington.

The movie, penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Virgil Williams, is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for their newborn son, Jordan, while deployed overseas. He was killed in Iraq in 2006 when Jordan was just seven months old, but his spirit lives on in his messages of love to Dana and Jordan.

Jordan will also produce through his Outlier Society banner, while Washington and Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will also produce.

Jordan garnered critical acclaim for portraying the tormented villain Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther,” the first Marvel movie to score a best picture Oscar nomination. He most recently starred in “Creed II,
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Hagrid Gets His Motor Running in First Look at Universal’s New ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park Ride

Rumors about Universal’s newest Harry Potter theme park ride have been floating around for years, and now we’ve learned that they were true: Universal Orlando Resort has just unveiled its first official look at the Wizarding World’s newest attraction: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which features “the most highly-themed coaster yet.” Get more details below. Hogwarts’ […]

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Michael B. Jordan in Talks to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘A Journal for Jordan’

Last April, The New York Times ran a feature about Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan under the headline "Passing the Torch." It was meant symbolically, but it may take on a deeper, more literal meaning soon, as Jordan is in talks to star in the Sony Pictures drama A Journal for Jordan, which will be Washington's next film as a director, Collider has learned. A Journal for Jordan tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for …
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Daily Podcast: We Imagine Todd Phillips’ Hulk Hogan Biopic Starring Chris Hemsworth As A New Movie Franchise, Ghostbusters Backlash, Halo, Wizard of Oz, Haunting of Hill House

Daily Podcast: We Imagine Todd Phillips’ Hulk Hogan Biopic Starring Chris Hemsworth As A New Movie Franchise, Ghostbusters Backlash, Halo, Wizard of Oz, Haunting of Hill House
On the February 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including the Halo and Wizard of Oz tv series, The Haunting of Hill House season 2, […]

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Kendrick Lamar Will Not Perform ‘All The Stars’ At The Oscars

One of the last big mysteries of the 91st Oscars has finally been revealed. After weeks of trying to convince him to participate, Kendrick Lamar and Sza will not perform the Best Original Song nominated “All the Stars” from Best Picture nominee “Black Panther” on the telecast this Sunday. Moreover, no other artist will perform the song in their place. It’s yet another disappointing piece of news for an Oscars ceremony that increasingly seems cursed…?

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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer: Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Team Up

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Lionsgate has released the trailer for “Dragged Across Concrete,” which confirms S. Craig Zahler as one of the most notable genre filmmakers working today. Following closely on the heels of “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” — whose premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival preceded this film’s by just a year — the new film stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as two old-school cops whose habit of roughing up suspects gets them suspended. After said suspension, the partners decide to see how the other half lives by making some money on the wrong side of the law; anyone who’s seen Zahler’s prior work can guess how well that works out for them.

In my Venice review of the film, I wrote that the writer-director “maintains a calm, steady hand over the increasingly brutal proceedings, which is a kind of trick — he puts you at ease when you should be on alert.
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‘Haunting Of Hill House’ Becoming Anthology, Creators Sign Multiyear Contract With Netflix

When “The Haunting of Hill House” first appeared on Netflix last October, just in time for Halloween, the tv series scared the hell out of us in the best way possible. Now, the creators of the show announce their big plans of more horror show fun with their new Netflix agreement.

Based on the 1959 book by Shirley Jackson, Mike Flanagan directed and created the modern adaption of ‘Hill House’ while his film partner Trevor Macy produced.

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