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'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame

'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame
Last year saw the November box office top $1 billion in calendar grosses for just the third time ever and it was the first time since 2013. This year, November grosses are currently trailing 2017 by just -2.4% and this weekend sees the release of what is sure to be another big debut in the form of WB's sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The weekend also features the debut of what looks to be a strong opening for Steve McQueen's Widows while the PG-13 comedy Instant Family hopes to begin a long holiday run. Poised to finish atop the box office is Warner Bros.'s release of the second film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and there is a chance it could come close to matching the $74 million opening for its predecessor, though WB is remaining conservative with expectations hovering around $65 million. A
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‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert Boards Mermaid Thriller ‘Rolling in the Deep’

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‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert Boards Mermaid Thriller ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Pet Sematary director Mary Lambert is attached to helm an adaptation of Mira Grant’s mermaid thriller “Rolling in the Deep” for Branded Pictures Entertainment, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sean Hood, whose credits include Conan the Barbarian and Halloween: Resurrection, will adapt the novel, published in 2015. The story revolves around an idealistic young filmmaker who sets out to the Mariana Trench with a small crew to film a faux documentary about mermaids. But the hoax soon turns real as sailors begin to disappear and the filmmaker realizes that they are under siege by actual mermaids. A fight to survive at any cost ensues.

“‘Rolling in the Deep’ is a film led by complicated badass female characters,” Lambert said. “I’ve been waiting to make a film like this my entire career. Our mermaids are not cliché sugary cartoon princesses; they will take you down if you stand in their way.
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Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal

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Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal
Exclusive: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse) lead cast in climate-change sci-fi-thriller 2067, which is now underway in Australia.

Also starring are Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Aaron Glenane (Killing Ground), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mystery Road), Leeanna Walsman (Safe Harbour), Finn Little (Storm Boy) and Oz newcomers Sana’a Shaik and Matt Testro.

Seth Larney (Tombiruo) is writing and directing the feature which will see humans looking to the future for answers after the planet’s forests, wildlife and plants are ravaged by climate change. Producing are Lisa Shaunessy (Killing Ground) through her Arcadia production banner, and Kate Croser of Kojo Entertainment.

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, is handling international sales, excluding Australia and New Zealand where Umbrella Entertainment has distribution rights. Shout! Studios has acquired all North American rights. The film started principal photography at Adelaide Studios, South Australia on November 3.

Australian Government funding and investment
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The Title For 'Bad Boys 3' Has Been Reveled and it Has a Silly Twist

The Title For 'Bad Boys 3' Has Been Reveled and it Has a Silly Twist
A couple weeks ago Martin Lawrence and Will Smith confirmed that Bad Boys 3 was officially a go. The movie is going into production with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously worked on FX’s show "Snowfall," directing.

Now today we have the official title for the film to share with you thanks to Production Weekly. It was previously reported that the film would be called Bad Boys For Life, and it is, but the official title comes with a silly twist.

The title of the film will be Bad Boys for Lif3. You see what they did there? The whole Why just not call it Bad Boys For Life? The 3 at the end adds nothing to it except for unneeded ridiculousness.

Regardless of the title, I’m still looking forward to seeing Lawrence and Smith back together for another action-packed adventure. Michael Bay will be missed in this franchise,
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Lucy Hale Joins Michael Pena in ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie

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Lucy Hale Joins Michael Pena in ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie
Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale has joined the cast of Sony and Blumhouse’s upcoming film Fantasy Island.

Starring opposite Michael Pena, Hale will play one of the guests at a mysterious island where people can live out their fantasies — for a price. The movie is based on the television series, which ran for seven seasons from 1977 to 1984 and often dealt with dark themes and the supernatural.

Pena will portray Mr. Roarke, a role originated by Ricardo Montalban in the television series. The TV show became best known for Mr. Roarke’s sidekick Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), who would ring a bell in a bell tower and shout “Ze plane! Ze plane!” to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the start of each episode.
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Superhero Bits: Stan Lee’s Final Superhero, ‘Venom’ Cinematographer Arrested & More

Superhero Bits: Stan Lee’s Final Superhero, ‘Venom’ Cinematographer Arrested & More
What was Stan Lee working on with his daughter not long before he passed away? What caused Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan to lash out at abandoned Batman star Armie Hammer? Why did Sam Raimi forge Stan Lee‘s signature when he was younger? What was Nick Fury doing before Avengers: Infinity War? All that and […]

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‘Grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa Developing Mendez Desegregation Story

‘Grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa Developing Mendez Desegregation Story
“Grown-ish” star Francia Raisa and “13 Reasons Why” executive producer Mandy Teefey are teaming on a feature film about the key 1946 Mendez vs. Westminster school desegregation case.

The duo began working on the project this year and quickly became convinced that the story had resonance in today’s society. They were able to persuade the Mendez family to support the project, they said.

“We are so honored that the Mendez Family has entrusted us with the opportunity to tell their story,” Raisa and Teefey said. “Mendez vs Westminster deserves wide recognition for their fight against segregated schools and the equal treatment of Mexican-American students, and we are proud to help showcase this moment that has been bypassed in history.”

The Mendez family said, “Although we have been approached in the past about doing a movie, after several conversations and a meeting with Francia and Mandy, we are confident that they are
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Daily Podcast: The Nothing News Episode (But Somehow It’s Still Good)

Daily Podcast: The Nothing News Episode (But Somehow It’s Still Good)
On the November 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including FilmStruck, Blumhouse, Bosch, Bad Robot, Captain Marvel and Jack Black. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, […]

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‘I Am Not a Witch’ Overcame Shooting Challenges in Africa

Rungano Nyoni wasn’t exactly surprised when her casting director vanished during pre-production in Zambia. Born in the southern African nation, but raised in Wales, she had girded herself for the challenges of shooting in a country whose film industry holds itself to different professional standards than those prevailing in the U.K.

“Using European sensibilities in Africa just doesn’t work. You have to adjust to the local [way of doing] things,” she says. “We were behind from the beginning. It was really an uphill climb.”

Shooting in Zambia was a calculated risk that paid off for Nyoni, whose feature directorial debut, “I Am Not a Witch,” world-premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight in 2017, and is this year’s U.K.’s foreign-language Oscar submission. Film Movement is the pic’s U.S. distributor. Nyoni was also named one of Variety’s 10 Brits to Watch and won a BAFTA
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J.K. Simmons Joins ‘Veronica Mars’ As the Hulu Revival Wraps Its First Table Read

The Veronica Mars revival is starting to find its tempo. Hulu’s eight-episode revival of the cult mystery drama series has added a formidable new antagonist to its cast, just as the team wraps up their very first table read. J.K. Simmons is the newest actor to join the Veronica Mars revival cast, taking on the role of an […]

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The ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Ending Is Emblematic of the Movie’s Problems

Spoilers ahead for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is shocking, and also silly, convoluted, and infuriating. In case you’ve already forgotten, here’s a brief refresher: Following the rally in the cemetery, Credence (Ezra Miller) has sided with Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who has made it his personal mission to recruit Credence because he believes Credence is the only one powerful enough to defeat the only threat to Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). We’re led to believe that this power is because Credence is an Obscurial, a person who …
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Jack Black Doc ‘The Insufferable Groo’, About a Tommy Wiseau-Style Filmmaker, Finds U.S. Distribution

Jack Black Doc ‘The Insufferable Groo’, About a Tommy Wiseau-Style Filmmaker, Finds U.S. Distribution
Tommy Wiseau. James Nguyen. Neil Breen. Connoisseurs of “so bad, they’re good” movies are familiar with these infamous directors, but have you heard of Stephen Groo? The Utah-based filmmaker has nearly 200 low- or no-budget credits to his name, and he’s the subject of a new documentary called The Insufferable Groo, which follows the title […]

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Dan Fogler on ‘Fantastic Beasts 2′, Getting to Improvise, and How J.K. Rowling Changed Jacob’s Story

With director David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts 2 (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) arriving in theaters this weekend, I recently sat down with Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) for an exclusive interview. During the wide-ranging conversation, he talked about what it was like making the sequel after the positive audience reaction, when he found out it was going to be a five-film series, how J.K. Rowling changed Jacob's story, what it’s like working on an effects-heavy film, deleted scenes, what he knows about Fantastic Beasts 3, and more. One again written by J.K. Rowling, …
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Movie Talk: New ‘Dumbo’ Trailer Teases Tim Burton’s Live-Action Adaptation

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Mark Reilly and Sean O'Connell discuss the following: Disney released a new trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo starring Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Alan Arkin. According to Variety, Ella Jay Basco has been cast to play Cassandra Cain aka Batgirl in Birds of Prey and join a cast that includes Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollet-Bell and Ewan McGregor. Apple has tapped A24 to produce a slate of films for the tech giant. Universal Pictures
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Is FilmStruck Saved? “New Iteration” Coming to Warner Media’s Streaming Service

Could it be? There, in the distance…is that…a sliver of good news? In 2018? It is! After WarnerMedia announced the imminent demise of movie subscription streaming service FilmStruck, a petition from fans and a pair of letters signed by dozens of high-profile filmmakers gained the attention of the powers that be. Now a new report […]

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A ‘Black Mirror’ Board Game is Here Based on the Social Media-Skewering Episode ‘Nosedive’

A ‘Black Mirror’ Board Game is Here Based on the Social Media-Skewering Episode ‘Nosedive’
The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come […]

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Eva Longoria Baston to Direct, Star in Comedy ’24-7′ With Kerry Washington

Eva Longoria Baston to Direct, Star in Comedy ’24-7′ With Kerry Washington
Eva Longoria Baston will make her feature directorial debut, produce, and star with Kerry Washington in Universal’s workplace comedy “24-7.”

Paul Feig is producing with partner Jessie Henderson through their FeigCo Entertainment banner. Longoria Baston is producing through UnbeliEVAble Entertainment as is Washington via her Simpson Street company. UnbeliEVAble’s Ben Spector is also a producer.

Longoria Baston will direct from Sarah Rothschild’s script about a group of women accountants in a firm who band together against a similar male group in order to solve a fraud case that will save their jobs.

Universal’s Sara Scott and Christine Sun are overseeing “24-7” for Universal. Will Rack is overseeing for UnbeliEVAble and Pilar Savone is on the project for Simpson Street.

Longoria Baston recently completed work on Paramount’s live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie, portraying the mother of the title character. Longoria Baston last appeared opposite Nina Dobrev,
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‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer: The Mean Green Menace Is Back For More Silliness

‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer: The Mean Green Menace Is Back For More Silliness
The wise-cracking killer Leprechaun is back with Leprechaun Returns, a sequel that ignores all the other Leprechaun films, which is probably for the best. At the very least, this film seems to be having fun with its goofball premise, by unleashing the pint-sized killer on a hapless sorority house. So lock up your gold, hide the sharp objects, […]

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A24 to Produce Slate of Movies for Apple as Streaming Wars Heat Up

If you haven't noticed yet, the streaming wars are upon us. Netflix has shelled out for Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. Amazon has locked up Nicole Kidman, Jordan Peele and Barry Jenkins. Apple has several talent deals as well (who needs Siri when you've got Oprah!), and now it has signed a multi-year deal with A24, which will produce a slate of films for the tech giant, it was announced Wednesday. The strategic partnership comes on the heels of recent rumors that Apple was considering buying an indie studio, with A24 (a prime acquisition target) believed to …
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