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Ron Howard Reveals the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Character Played by Clint Howard

Ron Howard Reveals the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Character Played by Clint Howard
Ron Howard grew up in show business. Not only was he a child star appearing in movies alongside his father Rance Howard, but he made a name for himself throughout his childhood, adolescence and early adult years as the co-star on shows like The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, not to mention films like […]

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‘Ready Player One’ Tops $500M Global Box Office, Scores $200M+ In China

‘Ready Player One’ Tops $500M Global Box Office, Scores $200M+ In China
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has lifted its worldwide score across the $500M threshold. That’s after beginning global rollout on March 28 and reps $120.6M in domestic takings with $379.5M at the international box office. The Vr-themed pic from Warner Bros, Amblin and Village Roadshow has done remarkable business in China where it has now topped $200M (Rmb 1.3B) to become the 10th biggest U.S. release ever in that market. Earlier in the run, RP1 had already become…
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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and More Added to Cannes 2018 Lineup

Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and More Added to Cannes 2018 Lineup
The Cannes 2018 lineup is growing. A few days following the initial announcement comes word that Terry Gilliam‘s long-delayed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Lars von Trier‘s The House That Jack Built and more are coming to the prestigious film festival. The Cannes lineup has added some exciting new films (though, sorry, none of them are from […]

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Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49

Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49
Verne Troyer has died earlier today at the age of 49. The news was announced via the actor's social media on Saturday. Troyer is most famous for playing Dr. Evil's sidekick, Mini-Me in Austin Powers, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Along with a photo of the actor, who was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, the statement on his official Instagram read, "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change...
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‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations
John Krasinski’s surprise hit “A Quiet Place” has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites from last weekend.

In second is last weekend’s box office topper, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” with about $18 million from 4,115 theaters. The action film opened to $35 million last weekend, narrowly beating out “A Quiet Place’s” second frame.

A Quiet Place” stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to keep their family safe in a world populated by aliens that hunt based on sound. The Paramount film has grossed a respectable $116 million through Friday, including $56 million from foreign markets.

In its first seven days, Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” has earned $187 million globally to a $120 million production budget, with $141 million from overseas. Directed by Brad Peyton and also starring Naomie Harris, the film follows Johnson’s scientist David Okoye, who
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Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala
Composer Hans Zimmer will receive the 2018 Max Steiner Award at the annual Hollywood in Vienna concert gala. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital, Hollywood in Vienna founder and CEO Sandra Tomek announced.

“Hans Zimmer has had a close connection to Vienna for some time now,” Tomek said, citing such recent recording projects as “The Crown,” “Blue Planet II” and “Inferno,” all recorded at Vienna’s new Synchron Stage. “For a city so rich in music history, it is only fitting to give this award, named after the great Max Steiner, to this exceptional and multi-talented composer.”

Zimmer is an 11-time Oscar nominee, most recently for “Dunkirk.” He won the Academy Award for best original score in 1994 for “The Lion King.” He is also a three-time Grammy winner and two-time Golden Globe winner.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Max Steiner Award for Film Music Achievement,
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Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie

Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie
Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers,” which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee.

The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and Sony were also bidding. Wan, who’s directing “Aquaman” and produces “The Conjuring” franchise, will produce through his Atomic Monster company. Lee, whose credits include “It,” the Lego movies, and “The Departed,” will produce through Vertigo Entertainment.

The duo has teamed up with Larry Sanitsky, who executive produced the 1993 ABC miniseries adaptation of “The Tommyknockers,” starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.

The producers began shopping the package to studios through Paradigm earlier this month. “It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria, and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck,” Sanitsky said. “All are as relevant today as the day the novel was written.
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‘Deadpool 2’ on Track to Become Fandango’s Top R-Rated Pre-Seller

‘Deadpool 2’ on Track to Become Fandango’s Top R-Rated Pre-Seller
Online ticket-seller Fandango is reporting “Deadpool 2” has become the third-largest pre-seller of 2018 at the same point in the sales cycle behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.”

After only one day of sales, “Deadpool 2” tickets are on pace to become the top R-rated preseller in Fandango’s 18-year history, eclipsing 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

“Thanks in part to ‘Deadpool’ creator Rob Liefeld’s exclusive FanShop poster offer with tickets, fans flocked to Fandango to reserve their seats as soon as tickets were available,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis.

Fox released the final trailer for the Ryan Reynolds sequel on Thursday with Deadpool coming together with Zazie Beetz’s Domino and T.J. Miller’s Weasel to defeat the powerful Cable, played by Josh Brolin. The superhero sequel also stars Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, and Stefan Kapicic as Deadpool’s team of mutants protect a young boy (Julian Dennison) from Cable.
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New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis

New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis
16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie […]

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Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’
The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a…
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Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date

Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date
Super-Intelligence, the new Melissa McCarthy comedy from New Line, will open on Christmas Day, 2019, Warner Bros. announced today.

At the same time, the studio has set release dates for the Michael B. Jordan death row drama, Just Mercy, as well as staked a claim for a release of an untitled film based on The Conjuring horror universe.

Super-Intelligence will be released Dec. 25, 2019. The movie, which is being directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, sees the comedian playing a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by...
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Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money
Neill Blomkamp’s dream of raising money from fans to turn his startup studio’s Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” into a full-length film has ended, for now.

Oats Studios, which Blomkamp launched last year as an outlet for experimental shorts, said on Friday that it was canceling its “Firebase” crowdfunding effort because it hadn’t raised enough cash to make something “awesome.” Oats didn’t say how much it had raised but said it would issue refunds to everyone who contributed.

“Unfortunately we didn’t raise enough to do something truley [sic] awesome,” the studio said in a tweet Friday. “We would rather over deliver than create an average film. We thank the thousands of people who did back us- hang in there.”

To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely. Unfortunately we didn't raise enough to do something truley awesome. We would rather over
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Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'

Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are adding a new flock of comedic talent to Angry Birds 2.

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will voice the film’s villain character, while Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s breakout Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Post), Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants, Agents of Shield), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) have all signed on for roles in The Angry...
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Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 1: Ethan Hawke, Common, Antonio Banderas, Noomi Rapace, & More

Deadline’s studio at the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off the first of five talent-filled days at the NYC fest with visits by Antonio Banderas and Alex Rich (Genius: Picasso), Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace (Stockholm), Common (Blue Night), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video interviews from Tribeca 2018. The …
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Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for ‘A Star is Born’

Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for ‘A Star is Born’
When first-time director Bradley Cooper was shooting his forthcoming remake of “A Star in Born,” his co-star, Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta), made a deal with him.

“She said right from the beginning that there would be a bargain,” Cooper recalled at a public talk at the Tribeca Film Festival with Robert De Niro. He recalled that Gaga told him, “‘I’m gonna rely on you to get a performance that’s honest out of me’ — because she’d never done a film before — ‘and I ‘m gonna make sure that you’re going to turn into a musician. Because we’re going to sing everything live.’ And I went, ‘Wait, what?'”

Cooper told the story as part of a meandering conversation that was part of the Tribeca Talks series of festival events. De Niro revealed that he’d seen a screening of “A Star is Born” — “I just
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Robert De Niro And Bradley Cooper Swap Stories, With An Unplanned Assist From David O. Russell – Tribeca

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro shared a halting but affectionate hour onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival this evening, with director David O. Russell joining them halfway through to keep the dialogue going. The conversation, which was live-streamed on Facebook, focused mostly on the work the two actors have done together, including films like Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. The talk also included a lot of reflection on their experiences as…
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Robert De Niro Praises Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ but the First-Time Director Owes His Success to Lady Gaga

Robert De Niro Praises Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ but the First-Time Director Owes His Success to Lady Gaga
After starring opposite one another in four films — “Limitless,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy” —Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro reunited for a one-on-one conversation at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The hourlong discussion found Cooper looking back at his Oscar-nominated career and included David O. Russell being invited onstage to co-moderate. De Niro started the conversation with a revelation: He has already seen Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.”

A Star Is Born” marks Cooper’s directorial debut and is the third time the property has been remade since the original opened in 1937, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. The remakes have included a 1954 musical, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and a 1976 rock musical, starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

“It’s terrific and Bradley is excellent in it,” De Niro raved. “The movie is wonderful. I hope it gets the attention I feel it should when it opens.
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Seagull’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Seagull’
Why is it that in cinema, remakes are so often reviled, whereas on stage, each new production of a classic play brings a fresh wave of anticipation, as we wonder how the director and cast might choose to interpret the characters this time around, and thrill to the idea of watching the material brought to life again? That question is further complicated in the case of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” since no definitive big-screen adaptation of the 1896 play exists. Sadly, that will not change with the arrival of director Michael Mayer’s latest attempt, despite the tantalizing prospect of seeing actresses as great as Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss, and Annette Bening in the three leading female roles.

Whether you know the play well or are experiencing it for the first time, you may well find yourself asking, what was Mayer hoping to achieve? Despite the gift of Chekhov’s
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Sylvester Stallone Asks Trump To Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson – President Considers It

One of the stranger stories of Saturday was President Trump’s declaration that he is now taking advice from actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” Trump tweeted earlier today. “His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” Johnson was the first black…
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James Cameron Speaks Out On New AMC Sci Fi Series, Oscar Snubs, A Return To ‘Terminator’, And The Effect Of Fox/Disney Merger On ‘Avatar’ Sequels

During a press opportunity this morning for his new six-part TV series, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (4/30) director James Cameron let loose on the current “politicizing of science”, his commitment to four Avatar sequels and the effect of the Fox/Disney proposed merger on them, the need for rethinking the themes in his upcoming return to Terminator, and why Oscar may have a prejudice against sci-fi films. Speaking to journalists at the…
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