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Alanna Ubach To Play Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro In Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Feature

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Alanna Ubach To Play Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro In Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Feature
Exclusive: After working with Jay Roach on Meet the Fockers, Alanna Ubach is set to play Fox News spitfire host Jeanine Pirro in the filmmaker’s upcoming untitled feature about the women who battle against network boss Roger Ailes and his hostile corporate culture. Pirro was one of the Fox News hosts who defended Ailes, ripping apart Fnc colleague Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit back in July 2016.

Carlson will be played by Nicole Kidman in the movie. Pirro has known Ailes for three decades going back to her assistant Da days in NYC. At the time when Carlson’s suit hit, Pirro felt Ailes wasn’t capable of the abuse Carlson was subjecting him to.

Bron Studios is co-financing the production which is already shooting and Lionsgate is finalizing their domestic deal to distribute and co-finance; the studio is already selling foreign on the pic as Deadline exclusively reported from AFM.
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‘Alien: Awakening’ Could Return to Alien Home World, If It Gets Made at All

‘Alien: Awakening’ Could Return to Alien Home World, If It Gets Made at All
The future of the Alien franchise is in doubt, mostly because audiences haven’t taken kindly to Ridley Scott‘s strange new direction started with Prometheus and followed with Alien: Covenant. But Scott was already planning an Alien: Covenant sequel, with Covenant writer John Logan handling the script. New details about Logan’s script, titled Alien: Awakening, have hatched. The next film in the series […]
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Stan Lee Reportedly Won’t Have A Cameo In Upcoming ‘X-Men’ Film ‘Dark Phoenix’

Stan Lee Reportedly Won’t Have A Cameo In Upcoming ‘X-Men’ Film ‘Dark Phoenix’
While the world still reacts to the passing of Stan Lee, one of the biggest questions amongst fans is whether or not the Marvel Comics legend was able to shoot cameos for upcoming films before his death. We’ve already heard that Avengers 4 will have the requisite cameo from Lee, but apparently, there’s one 2019 Marvel movie that doesn’t have a cameo from the writer.

According to a report from EW, Lee never filmed a cameo for the upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix. While it’s unclear if this was a matter of timing or if he was never set to appear in the film, Dark Phoenix, will mark the first X-Men film to not have Lee appear in a cameo.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Directorial Debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Blows to Netflix

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Directorial Debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Blows to Netflix
Netflix has picked up Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the story of a real-life Malawian boy named William Kamkwamba who built a windmill that helped save his village from famine.

The streamer acquired global rights to the film excluding Japan, China and U.K. free TV rights, and plans to launch the film worldwide next year — including in select theaters in the U.S. and U.K.

Ejiofor, the Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years a Slave, also co-stars and wrote the script, adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

The film follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he
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‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’: Lulu Wilson To Play Young Gloria Steinem

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‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’: Lulu Wilson To Play Young Gloria Steinem
Exclusive: Lulu Wilson, who was recently seen in Netflix’s "The Haunting of Hill House" and HBO’s "Sharp Objects," has been tapped to play a young Gloria Steinem in the Julie Taymor-directed biopic, The Glorias: A Life On The Road. Based on Steinem’s memoir of the same title, the pic has Julianne Moore playing Steinem as well as Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to play the feminist and social-political activist from age 20-40.

The pic, which was presented to buyers at the recent AFM conference, will follow Steinem’s journey to become a crusader for equal rights and her groundbreaking work as a journalist and campaigner.

Bette Midler is also in talks to join the film in a supporting role.

Page Fifty-Four PicturesAlex Saks is producing with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem and Amy Richards are exec producers as filming is slated to begin next year in Savannah.
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Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader

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Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader
AGC Studios announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired the life rights for the story of Lauren Simmons, they youngest female trader to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The studio has set the project up for Kiersey Clemons to produce and star in the film.

Simmons, in addition to being the youngest woman ever on the trading floor, is currently the only woman at the NYSE and only the second African American female to trade full-time on the floor of the Exchange.

Simmons moved to New York from Georgia with a degree in genetics, but ultimately decided to put that career on hold and answered a posting on LinkedIn for a job with a Wall Street company.

Despite no formal financial background and only a month of preparation,
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Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heads for $250 Million Global Launch
Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the Harry Potter universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 domestic locations, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million. The higher part of that range would be in line with the opening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first entry in the Harry Potter spinoff series. That film debuted with $74 million on the same weekend two years ago and went on to generate $234 million in North America and $580 million overseas. The second film carries a slightly bigger budget of $200 million, while the first outing cost $175 million.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the magical movies, expects to see a similar boost from the international box office. The sequel could make as much as $250 million this weekend when including foreign markets, where it will launch day and date in nearly 48 territories.
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New ‘Dumbo’ Poster Embraces a Bold Color Scheme

Here's hoping the new trailer for Tim Burton's upcoming live-action adaptation of Dumbo is as colorful as this newly released poster, because previous looks at the film have been a bit drab and dreary. To be fair, not only is a somewhat more dismal palette part of the acclaimed filmmaker's bag of tricks, it's also a storytelling element. This tale follows the title character, a newborn elephant with ridiculously gigantic ears, who becomes the singular hope for a struggling circus. Here's hoping the color palette shifts from the dingy to the delightful as the …
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Academy President Says 2019 Oscars Could Lead To A Resurrection Of Infamous “Popular Film” Category

Recently, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president John Bailey and Carol Littleton, a member of the Board of Governors, appeared at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. While the discussion varied greatly, you better believe that the members of the Academy were asked about the recently shelved idea for a “Popular Film” category. And despite what seems to be unanimous outrage from film fans and Hollywood-types alike, Bailey says that the idea is still on the table.

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‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Says Goodbye with Michelle Obama Conversation

‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Says Goodbye with Michelle Obama Conversation
If you’re going to send your podcast out on a high note, talk to a First Lady.

2 Dope Queens,” the show co-hosted by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson did just that on Wednesday, releasing a surprise episode with Michelle Obama that marked an official farewell for the hit Wync Studios show.

The talk follows the usual “2 Dope Queens” organic, all-encompassing conversation style, with topics ranging from the daily demands of hair maintenance, changing conventions for talking about women’s experiences in the public eye, and a shared love of both Oprah and Beyoncé. (Obama also explains how she and her family went to the set of a “Harry Potter” movie to celebrate one of her daughters’ birthday.)

Read More: ‘2 Dope Queens’ Review: All Hail Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the Future of Comedy

It’s the 49th and final installment of the audio version of the show,
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‘Fighting with my Family’ Trailer: Florence Pugh Heads to the WWE with The Rock as Her Mentor

‘Fighting with my Family’ Trailer: Florence Pugh Heads to the WWE with The Rock as Her Mentor
Did you ever dream of becoming a professional wrestler when you were a kid? Well, in the new comedy Fighting with My Family, British siblings Paige (Florence Pugh) and Zak (Jack Lowden) certainly did, and it’s not something that they’ve given up even as they’ve grown into adults. It just so happens that dreams sometime […]

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Marvel Studios Pays Tribute to Stan Lee in Moving Video About the Comic Book Icon

Marvel Studios Pays Tribute to Stan Lee in Moving Video About the Comic Book Icon
This week, a comic book titan passed away. Stan Lee is a Marvel legend whose influence stretched past the comic book industry and into films, TV, and pop culture in general. The world mourned his passing at the age of 95 in Los Angeles on Monday, and Marvel Studios is joining in with a moving tribute […]

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David Lynch Directs Bugs Crawling on Cheese in Bizarre Short ‘Ant Head’ — Watch

David Lynch Directs Bugs Crawling on Cheese in Bizarre Short ‘Ant Head’ — Watch
David Lynch has a new short film now streaming online, but viewers creeped out by bugs will probably want to avoid watching it. “Ant Head,” which Lynch debuted at the Festival of Disruption earlier this year, is a 13-minute short film consisting of one shot that depicts a block of cheese in the shape of a head being overtaken by an army of crawling ants. So yes, David Lynch is up to his usual bizarre and baffling tricks.

In Lynch’s own words, “Ant Head” is a “short video featuring my friends the ants along with cheese, etc. and one-and-a-half tracks from the ‘Thought Gang’ album.”

“Thought Gang” is the once-lost album Lynch made with his frequent collaborator and “Twin Peaks” composer Angelo Badalamenti in the mid-1990s. The album is finally being released this month, and to mark the occasion, Lynch and Sacred Bones Records have made “Ant Man
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First Nsfw Trailer for Season 3 of ‘F Is for Family’ Finds Frank Making Friends

I haven't had the pleasure of watching the R-rated animated Netflix series F Is for Family, but I can tell a thing or two from this new trailer. First of all, clearly both Netflix and its many subscribers (and everyone who uses subscribers' passwords) are fans of the show since it's coming back for a third season. Secondly, it seems to be an answer for folks who asked for something in the vein of King of the Hill but Nsfw and chock full o' swears. And thirdly, it's tailormade for fans of comedian Bill Burr and …
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review: Going Online for a Story about Toxic Relationships

In some ways, it’s hard not to look at Ralph Breaks the Internet and not think of it as instantly dated. To the film’s credit, it tries to go for macrotrends on the Internet rather than chasing the latest meme. But if you put the Internet in the background as the movie tries to do and look at the story it’s trying to tell, then Disney’s sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is surprisingly rewarding and refreshingly bold. It’s a story about not what just it means to be a good friend, but the consequences of …
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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Directorial Debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ Coming To Netflix In 2019

Chiwetel Ejiofor is making his directorial debut and Netflix has just agreed to distribute the film.

Netflix announced that the streaming service will distribute Ejiofor’s upcoming film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” which is based on the memoir of the same name by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Adapted by Ejiofor, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” tells the story of a young boy.

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review: A Perfectly Fine and Charming Sequel That Feels a Bit Too Familiar

Over the last few years, the Walt Disney Company has become marked by its willingness to, essentially, cannibalize itself. The animated films that serve as the building blocks for the massive conglomerate we know today are now fodder for live-action or computer-animated remakes. Couple that with the company’s predilection in the late 1990s and early […]

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review: This High-Energy Sequel Cracks the Disney Mold

The end of the 2012 Disney hit “Wreck-It Ralph” reveals that sarcastic Sugar Rush racer Vanellope von Schweetz is the game’s long-lost princess-turned-president, marking it as one of Disney’s more offbeat princess origin stories. Vanellope isn’t Ariel or Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, but she’s got some serious Disney Princess DNA, and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” turns its attentions to her (again voiced by Sarah Silverman) as she continues her path to candy-colored maturity. It’s a familiar journey from the Disney canon, but this one is bolstered by a loving relationship with her dedicated best pal Ralph (John C. Reilly), the introduction of an inventive new world, and good-natured digs at the kind of princess-centric stories that came before.

While the first “Ralph” film centered on Ralph’s own liberation from video game villain to legitimate hero, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” turns its attentions to Vanellope’s next big step.
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Film Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

After going from 8-bit zero to arcade hero during his original outing, Wreck-It Ralph levels up in a big way with “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” an ambitious, all-around satisfying sequel to Walt Disney Animation’s wonderfully outside-the-box smash that ranks among the studio’s very best toons: It’s a poignant buddy movie that’s sincere in all the right places, but knows better than to take itself too seriously. While the 2012 project was an inspired example of easily expandable world-building, this cleverer than expected follow-up skips the obvious next step — simply exploring the other games that share the same power strip — and sets out to conquer the relative vastness of cyberspace instead.

That’s a lofty goal for any sequel, further complicated by the fact that reformed bad guy Ralph (voiced by lovable lug John C. Reilly) has made friends with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), which calls for an all-new dynamic.
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Watch The Creepy Thought Gang Short Film ‘Ant Head’ From Director David Lynch

Halloween might have already come and gone, but leave it to David Lynch to still bring the creepiness well into November.

The acclaimed “Twin Peaks” filmmaker recently released a “lost” album from his mid-‘90s musical collaboration with Angelo Badalamenti called Thought Gang. In honor of the band’s album finally seeing the light of day, Lynch premiered a new short film, featuring Thought Gang music, called “Ant Head,” at this year’s Festival of Disruption And as we mentioned above, it’s creepy and fascinating.

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