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Idris Elba in Talks to Join Andy Serkis in ‘Mouse Guard’

Idris Elba in Talks to Join Andy Serkis in ‘Mouse Guard’
Idris Elba is in negotiations to join Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox’s fantasy-action movie “Mouse Guard” with “Maze Runner’s” Wes Ball directing.

Fox is planning a live-action movie through performance capture technology employed in the “Planet of the Apes” films, in which Serkis starred as the ape leader Caesar. David Peterson created, wrote, and illustrated the “Mouse Guard” series, which launched in 2006 and is set in a medieval times world without humans. The stories center on a brotherhood of mice sworn to serve their fellow mice.

Fox started development on the movie, based on the “Mouse Guard” graphic novel series, in 2016. Matt Reeves, director of “War for the Planet of the Apes,” is producing “Mouse Guard” through his 6th and Idaho production company along with Ross Richie and Stephen Christy, both of Boom! Studios — the publisher of “Mouse Guard.” Joe Hartwick Jr. is also producing.

If the deal goes through,
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Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried Are Voicing Fred and Daphne in Animated Scooby-Doo Film

Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried Are Voicing Fred and Daphne in Animated Scooby-Doo Film
Scooby-Doo is hitting the big screen!

Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried are teaming up to voice Fred and Daphne in an animated film adaptation of the popular cartoon series, People confirms.

Titled Scoob, the film is the first time since Warner Bros.’ 2004 live-action film Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed that members of the Mystery Inc gang have been seen on the big screen.

Also joining the cast are Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Will Forte as Shaggy, Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman and Frank Welker who will reprise the voice of Scooby-Doo.

Director Tony Cervone will be directing the project with Chris Columbus,
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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Nabs $7.4 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Nabs $7.4 Million on Thursday Night
Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Us” opened huge with $7.4 million on Thursday night in North America.

The figure easily topped Thursday preview numbers for “The Nun” at $5.4 million and “A Quiet Place” at $4.3 million and nearly matched “Halloween” at $7.7 million.

Projections for Universal’s “Us,” Peele’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Get Out,” have been in the $38 million to $45 million range for the weekend as the film widens to 3,741 sites. Some forecasts call for a launch of as much as $50 million — which would easily surpass the opening weekend haul of “Get Out,” which debuted with $33 million and ended its theatrical run with $176 million in the U.S.

Us” is also launching in 48 international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple fighting off doppelgangers while vacationing with their children at a Northern California beach house. The movie has generated exceptional
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Ariana Greenblatt Joins Dylan O’Brien In Paramount Players’ ‘Monster Problems’

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Ariana Greenblatt Joins Dylan O’Brien In Paramount Players’ ‘Monster Problems’
Exclusive: Avengers: Infinity War actress Ariana Greenblatt has booked the role of Minnow in the upcoming Paramount Players feature Monster Problems starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Rooker.

Monster Problems is a coming of age feature film about a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) will direct with Shawn Levy producing at 21 Laps off Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson’s screenplay.

A New York City native, Greenblatt credits also include Stx’s Bad Moms Christmas and the upcoming Walt Disney movie The One and Only Ivan opposite Angelina Jolie and Bryan Cranston. Greenblatt also stars on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle. In Infinity War, Greenblatt played Young Gamora.

As Deadline exclusively announced, Rooker will play Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (O’Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.

Greenblatt is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment
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Danny Trejo & Benicio Del Toro Voice A Monkey And A Fox In ‘Dora The Explorer’ Live-Action Film & Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Danny Trejo & Benicio Del Toro Voice A Monkey And A Fox In ‘Dora The Explorer’ Live-Action Film & Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
If you’re a film fan, you’re probably very familiar with the work of actor Danny Trejo. He’s the epitome of badass, even starring in a film literally titled “Bad Ass”. He’s probably most well known for roles in films like “Machete,” “Con Air,” “Heat,” and about a million films with Robert Rodriguez.

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Baz Luhrmann on Hollywood’s Musical Boom, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Going Broadway, and That ‘Get Down’ Movie

Baz Luhrmann on Hollywood’s Musical Boom, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Going Broadway, and That ‘Get Down’ Movie
The first thing Baz Luhrmann tells you is that he’s “crazy busy, as always.” The second thing the filmmaker tells you is, well, pretty much anything you’d want to know. The Australian multi-hyphenate has never been one to embrace labels or to stick to creative boundaries — even his Wikipedia page struggles to combine all of his interests into a concise opening line, and bills him as a “writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries” — and while he hasn’t made a film in over five years, Luhrmann is hardly resting on his laurels. And he’s happy to talk about all of it.

The latest endeavor that has Luhrmann jazzed: serving as an ambassador for the Australian International Screen Forum, a yearly New York City confab which is, per its official mission, “dedicated to promoting the screen arts by exhibiting
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Film Review: ‘The Dirt’

Film Review: ‘The Dirt’
A long time ago, the words sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll carried a hint of danger. The lifestyle did, too, but I’m talking about the phrase. It used to sound cool (back around the time the word “cool” sounded cool). But sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll has long since passed into the realm of vintage American catch-phrase banality, like “How’s that workin’ out for you?” And “The Dirt,” the new Netflix rock biopic about the sordid, squalid saga of Mötley Crüe, the royal hair-metal sleaze gods of the ’80s and ’90s, is a movie that reflects the new harmless status of that phrase.

The Dirt” boils over with sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, whether it’s Vince Neil (Daniel Webber), the snaky leader singer of Mötley Crüe, acting like a horny jack-rabbit as he enjoys a backstage boink with every woman who comes near him,
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New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall.

For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. The increasing popularity of John Williams’ film music, and his visibility as conductor of the Boston Pops in the 1980s and ’90s, led to his writing a number of concert works, but Williams was, for the most part, the exception to the rule.

That is changing, some composers say, because orchestra managers are reaching the belated conclusion that film music communicates immediately to audiences, and the current trend of live-to-picture concerts of movie hits (everything from “Star Wars” to “Lord of the Rings”) is bringing in big bucks. As a result, adventurous programmers are seeking new works by established film composers in hopes that audiences have developed a thirst for similarly melodic, even exciting, music by names they recognize even
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Superhero Bits: ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ Cast Reunion, ‘Captain Marvel’ Concept Art & More

What is Marvel Comics’ new Absolute Carnage event? Want to see a Captain Marvel design that gave her short hair? Did you know Thanos‘ snap almost didn’t happen in Avengers: Infinity War? Want to see an awesome X-Men: The Animated Series cast reunion panel? Who was revealed as the real big bad behind the final […]

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There Can Only Be One Way For a ‘Parks and Recreation’ Revival To Happen, According to Mike Schur

There Can Only Be One Way For a ‘Parks and Recreation’ Revival To Happen, According to Mike Schur
Parks and Recreation had seven perfect seasons on NBC, and for many of its fans, that was enough. But we are in the era of revivals and reboots, so at the show’s PaleyFest reunion, the cast and creators Mike Schur and Greg Daniels were inevitably posed the question: Could we expect a Parks and Recreation revival? Only under one […]

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‘The Oa’ Season 2 Ending Is So Crazy It Could Kill the Series

‘The Oa’ Season 2 Ending Is So Crazy It Could Kill the Series
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Oa” Season 2, including the batshit finale.]

To say nothing will prepare you for the end of “The Oa” could be seen as an embellishment, considering the entirety of Season 2 — a meticulously drawn-out, increasingly bananas story from creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij — is designed to do just that. The madness only escalates as Marling’s “original angel” (aka Oa) learns more and more about inter-dimensional travel in order to save her fellow jumpers from Dr. Hap (Jason Isaacs). Yet even when you think the final bit of insanity has played out, a whole other layer of crazy is spread over the series, and the ending of “The Oa” goes totally off the rails.

On the one hand, that’s exactly what fans should want. The Netflix original series puts its emphasis on “original” at every turn; so much so, it’s harder and harder to complain whenever the bold
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‘The Politician’, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Show, Announces Cast and Premiere Date

‘The Politician’, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Show, Announces Cast and Premiere Date
Ryan Murphy signed a huge deal with Netflix, and the first results of that deal will soon be upon us. The Politician, which Murphy co-created with Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, follows the political aspirations of a wealthy Santa Barbarian. The ambitious concept for the show will have each season dealing with a different type of political […]

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Entire ‘Now Apocalypse’ First Season Available to Stream Across Starz Platforms for All Your Binge Cravings

Entire ‘Now Apocalypse’ First Season Available to Stream Across Starz Platforms for All Your Binge Cravings
Fans of Gregg Araki‘s surreal stoner comedy Now Apocalypse can now watch the entire first season on streaming now. Starz has released the first season of Now Apocalypse on all of its non-linear platforms, including the Starz app, Starz On-Demand, and StarzPlay in the U.S., U.K., and Canada starting today. Starting Friday March 22, 2019 at 12 […]

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‘Mouse Guard’ Movie Adds Idris Elba as an Obi-Wan Kenobi Type of Mouse

‘Mouse Guard’ Movie Adds Idris Elba as an Obi-Wan Kenobi Type of Mouse
English actor Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire) has lent his voice to several animal characters in films already: a cape buffalo in Zootopia, Shere Khan the tiger in The Jungle Book, and a sea lion in Finding Dory. He’s playing a cat in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of Cats later this year, and now it […]

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‘Us’ Ending Explained: The Most Terrifying Cut of All

Spoilers ahead for Us. After all the creepy revelations in Jordan Peele’s Us, he saves one more for the final moments of his latest horror film. In the closing moments of the movie, we learn that Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) isn’t quite who she says she is. It turns out that back in 1986, she didn’t just see her double, Red, in the funhouse at the beach. Red kidnapped Adelaide and swapped places with her. The woman we’ve been following for the whole movie is actually Red and is the “soulless” double, and the woman …
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Has Already Broken a Box Office Record

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Has Already Broken a Box Office Record
After winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 2017’s Get Out, writer/director Jordan Peele is back with Us, a new tale of terror that’s a totally different type of movie. And it seems like audiences are curious about what Peele is bringing to the table, because the film has only been out for […]

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Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried Join Animated Scooby-Doo Film as Fred and Daphne

Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried Join Animated Scooby-Doo Film as Fred and Daphne
Zac Efron has signed on to voice Fred Jones while Amanda Seyfried will voice Daphne Blake in Warner Bros.’ animated Scooby-Doo feature film “Scoob.”

It was revealed earlier this month that Will Forte had been set to voice Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, while Gina Rodriguez would be voicing Velma Dinkley. The mystery-solving teens and their talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo first appeared half a century ago on the animated TV series “Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?,” which was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.

Plot details of the movie involve the Scooby-Doo characters teaming up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.

Tony Cervone is directing “Scoob.” His credits include “Space Jam,” Cartoon Network’s “The Looney Tunes Show,” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Matt Lieberman (“Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief”) wrote the screenplay.

Producers are Chris Columbus, Pam Coats, and Allison Abbate.
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‘Supernatural’ to End After a Record-Setting 15 Seasons on The CW

‘Supernatural’ to End After a Record-Setting 15 Seasons on The CW
Supernatural, the longest-running live-action fantasy TV series in American television history, is coming to an end. The cast of The CW show has announced that the series will be concluding after its upcoming fifteenth season. “We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our fifteenth season, it will be […]

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Film Review: ‘Staff Only’

Marta (Elena Andrada) is 17, from Barcelona and alternately bored and mortified to be on a Christmas vacation to Senegal with her estranged dad, Manel (Sergi López), and annoying little brother, Bruno (Ian Samsó). For her, the freedoms of imminent adulthood, such as the occasional poolside mojito, are tantalizing close but still technically forbidden, rather like the employees’ section of their resort hotel that is quarantined from the guests’ domain by a doorway marked “Staff Only.”

Catalan director Neus Ballús, in her calm, intelligent second feature after 2013’s docudrama “The Plague,” allows Marta’s coming of age to sensitively parallel, in unexpected ways, a clear-eyed critique of tourism in post-colonial regions. The film is mediated through a white Westerner’s experience rather than that of a local, but it is no white-savior narrative; if anything, it is a gentle dismantling of that myth from the inside, revealing the myopia and self-deluding
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Candid ‘Rocketman’ Dares to Show Elton John as ‘Vulnerable,’ ‘Damaged,’ ‘Ugly’

Candid ‘Rocketman’ Dares to Show Elton John as ‘Vulnerable,’ ‘Damaged,’ ‘Ugly’
Elton John movie “Rocketman” dares to portray the singer’s personality early in his career to have been, at times, “ugly,” Taron Egerton – who plays the pop star – told an audience at London’s Abbey Road Studios Friday, following a screening of 15 minutes of footage from the film. It is a candid portrayal, showing him at his “most vulnerable… most broken and damaged,” Egerton said. It is a story “about someone who was not well becoming well,” he explained.

“What I felt was very special about this project is largely down to Elton’s very specific personality type, and especially him having gone through recovery, which I think leads to a certain quality of openness and candidness,” Egerton said.

“The movie begins with Elton marching into rehab, in a real bad way – sweaty, grinding his teeth… and that’s our jumping off point for the film, and we learn about
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