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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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‘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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‘Us’ Nails Its Doppelgänger Horror With Unique ‘Mirror Cutting’ Editing Techniques

‘Us’ Nails Its Doppelgänger Horror With Unique ‘Mirror Cutting’ Editing Techniques
[Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead for “Us,” including of its ending.]

Get Out” was an auspicious directorial debut for Jordan Peele, who brilliantly captured the horror of racism and racial appropriation with his distinct brand of subversive storytelling. It played like a feature-length “Twilight Zone” episode for the 21st century (which is why his Rod Serling reboot is now so appropriate).

With “Us,” however, Peele goes even further. He uses a home invasion plot, and the age-old doppelgänger theme in horror fiction, to turn inward and experiment with even more abstract ideas. This was fertile material for editor Nicholas Monsour to help construct a provocative narrative about a black family confronted with a darker mirror image of itself as an extension of a divided America, resulting in the brutal fight for survival. But Monsour, who previously cut “Keanu” and “Key and Peele,” was in perfect sync with Peele’s ambitious vision. Here the comedy is more subtle and the terror more visceral.
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‘Pet Sematary’ Prequel a Possibility, According to Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura

‘Pet Sematary’ Prequel a Possibility, According to Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Pet Sematary isn’t out in theaters yet, but people are already asking about sequels. While author Stephen King never wrote a follow-up to this terrifying book, there was a sequel film made to the original 1989 film adaptation – 1992’s Pet Sematary Two. According to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, this new adaptation likely won’t follow in its predecessors […]

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New ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Image Features Idris Elba and a Bigass Flamethrower

By now, I think we've all become accustomed to the overall tone of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which boils down to, "What if the Fast & Furious franchise was somehow more jacked and more ridiculous?" The main event of the movie will obviously be the bro-down chemistry between Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw. But there's a lot of hype to spare for Idris Elba's villain, as evidenced by a recently released image that shows not only is Elba playing a "cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist", but at one …
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Zoe Lister-Jones to Direct ‘The Craft’ Reboot for Blumhouse, Sony

Sony has been developing a reboot of the 1996 cult classic The Craft for the last several years, and now it's finally coming together, as Blumhouse has come on to produce and Zoe Lister-Jones has been tapped to write and direct the beloved film about a coven of young witches and female empowerment. Sony will co-finance the film with Blumhouse, whose Jason Blum will produce alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment, who produced the original film. Original Craft director Andrew Fleming will executive produce with Red Wagon's Lucas Wiesendanger. Remaking/rebooting The …
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‘New Mutants’ Reshoots Definitely Haven’t Happened Yet, Confirms Maisie Williams

‘New Mutants’ Reshoots Definitely Haven’t Happened Yet, Confirms Maisie Williams
Hey, are we ever going to see New Mutants? To quote star Maisie Williams, “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out?” In a recent interview, Williams spoke briefly about the long-delayed X-Men spin-off film, and confirmed something producer Simon Kinberg previously said: the rumored re-shoots on the movie have yet to happen. In short, if […]

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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.

Burnett is represented by Gersh, Media Four,
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Sophie Turner: Working With Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men’ Was ‘Unpleasant’

Sophie Turner: Working With Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men’ Was ‘Unpleasant’
Nearly two months after Rami Malek spoke critically of working with Bryan Singer on the set of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner is doing the same about her time working with the filmmaker on the superhero tentpole “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner made her debut as the “X-Men” character Jean Grey in the film. In a new cover story with Rolling Stone, Turner is asked about working with Singer and bluntly answers: “Our time together was, like Rami said, unpleasant.”

Singer was accused of sexual misconduct by five men in a report published by The Atlantic in January. The allegations were the latest in a long timeline of sexual harassment and abuse claims made against Singer that dates back to at least 1997, when the director was sued during the making of “Apt Pupil” for allegedly filming minors naked without permission. Prior to the Rolling Stone interview, Turner had not
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Featurette Reminds You How Depressing the ‘Infinity War’ Ending Was

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Featurette Reminds You How Depressing the ‘Infinity War’ Ending Was
Remember how depressing the ending of Avengers: Infinity War was? You know, when a whole slew of characters you’ve grown to love literally went up in smoke? If you forgot, don’t worry – Avengers: Endgame will remind you. A new Endgame featurette serves as a recap of the conclusion of Infinity War, and reveals how the survivors are still […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Posters Confirm Shuri Got Dusted, But Valkyrie Is Still Going Strong

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Posters Confirm Shuri Got Dusted, But Valkyrie Is Still Going Strong
Today, a huge batch of 32 character posters for Avengers: Endgame arrived online, and it might just be the most we’ve ever seen for a single movie. Immediately it was clear what Marvel Studios was doing with these character posters: those who died during Avengers: Infinity War appear in black and white while those who […]

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‘The Craft’ Reboot: Zoe Lister-Jones to Write and Direct Blumhouse’s Female-Centric Feature

Turns out, it doesn’t take magic to conjure up a talented female writer and director to lead a much-hyped remake. While Blumhouse head Jason Blum garnered some serious backlash in October of last year when he said it was difficult to hire female directors for his projects (comments he clarified and corrected the very next day), the horror super-producer has now hired a female filmmaker for a scary good reboot. Deadline reports that “Band Aid” filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones will both write and direct Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures’ much-anticipated “The Craft” remake.

Based on the 1996 film that starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True as teen witches who use their powers to bolster their popularity and hit back at the bullies who have made their lives terrible, this new version appears to be building a very similar premise. Per its official synopsis, “When starting at a new school,
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