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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’

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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’
Exclusive: Netflix and writer/director Wash Westmoreland have set Jack Huston to play the male lead in an adaptation of the Susanna Jones novel The Earthquake Bird. He stars alongside previously set Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough. The Earthquake Bird is a Tokyo-set female-driven noir thriller that tells the story of young female expat who is suspected of murder after her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with a handsome local photographer. Huston, best known for Boardwalk Empire, plays the photog. Pic shoots this May in Tokyo and Sado Island.

Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce alongside Ann Ruark and Twenty First City’s Georgina Pope. Ridley Scott will be exec producer.

The Earthquake Bird won several awards including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger Award for newly published authors. Westmoreland seems a strong
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Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs

Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs
Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony's Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features
Focus Features announced Wednesday that it is giving Josie Rourke’s Elizabethan biopic “Mary Queen of Scots” a December 7 release, right in the middle of awards season.

The film stars two of this year’s Best Actress Oscar nominees, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, who will respectively play Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. It follows Mary after her husband, the French monarch Francis II, dies when she is 18. Defying demands that she remarry, she returns to her native Scotland to become Queen there, only to find that it has fallen under Elizabeth’s rule. In a world dominated by men, the two cousins vie for control of England’s throne, setting off a chain reaction of rebellion and conspiracy.
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F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie

F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K. property.

The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

No writer is yet attached to the project, based on the 1980s property created by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. (which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and its battle against the evil V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), has spawned a cartoon series and comics in addition to a number of toys. Gray is producing the film along with Hasbro.

Gray's Fast and Furious installment...
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‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass

‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass
Denzel Washington has making movies since 1981, but the one thing he hasn’t done in Hollywood until now is make a sequel. “The Equalizer 2” gives the movie icon his first franchise, and Sony has debuted the ass-kicking first trailer to the sequel to 2014’s box office hit.

The Equalizer 2” finds Washington resuming the role of Robert McCall, a former CIA black-ops operative turned justice-seeking vigilante in Boston. The sequel co-stars “Moonlight” breakout Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, and Pedro Pascal. Antoine Fuqua, who directed Washington in the first film and in “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven,” returns in the director’s chair.

Washington’s last two roles in “Roman J, Israel, Esq.” and “Fences” landed him Oscar nominations for Best Actor. His last blockbuster was Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” remake in 2014.

The Equalizer 2” opens in theaters July 20. Watch the first trailer below.
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First Trailer for ‘The Equalizer 2’ Sends Denzel Washington Back into Action

After yesterday's first look at images from The Equalizer 2, the first trailer is now available. Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, a retired agent turned hired gun, and director Antoine Fuqua is back as well for the duo's first-ever sequel. We'll have our thoughts up shortly but wanted to bring it to you as quickly as possible. Also starring Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Scarfe, The Equalizer 2 opens on July 20th. Check out the first trailer for The Equalizer 2 below:…
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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Out For More Vengeance, Obviously

Between high-brow Oscar-nominated performances, Denzel Washington enjoys blowing off steam by pummeling bad guys in action-thrillers. Take “The Equalizer 2,” the upcoming sequel to the 2014 vigilante justice film which earned over $100 million in the U.S. Washington is paired once again with director Antoine Fuqua, reuniting the duo that gave us the original film, as well as “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

Read More: Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Equalizer’ With Denzel Washington Embraces The Cliche Of Tough Guys Walking Away From Explosions

The Equalizer,” based on an ‘80s CBS drama, starred Washington as Robert McCall, a retired CIA operative trying to live a quiet life working at a hardware store in Boston.
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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Back In Action Hero Mode

‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Back In Action Hero Mode
Denzel Washington is back as Larry Equalizer in The Equalizer 2. Once again, Washington’s character finds himself delivering some vigilante justice. Watch the Equalizer 2 trailer below. I don’t know if anyone is clamoring for an Equalizer sequel, but here we are. Director Antoine Fuqua is back, as is Denzel Washington as […]

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‘Love, Gilda’ Review: Gilda Radner Gets the Last Laugh (And a Few Tears) in Intimate Documentary — Tribeca

‘Love, Gilda’ Review: Gilda Radner Gets the Last Laugh (And a Few Tears) in Intimate Documentary — Tribeca
God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her. In Lisa D’Apolito’s intimate new documentary, it’s the late, beloved comedian and original “Saturday Night Live” breakout star who gets to tell her own story, aided by a treasure trove of diary-style audio tapes that serve as voiceover narration and reams of handwritten pages in which the woman behind such unique characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna and Emily Litella opens up about the good, the bad, and the ugly. By no means a vanity project — Radner’s diaries are as clear-eyed as anything when it comes to her struggles involving fame, relationships, and her health — “Love, Gilda” instead offers the kind of keen personal insight into its subject that few documentaries are able to pull off.

D’Apolito directed the film with the full support of Radner’s estate — when she introduced
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set to Hit China on May 25

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set to Hit China on May 25
Solo: A Star Wars Story” has been set for release in China on the same day as in the U.S., giving the latest “Star Wars” installment a day-and-date opening in the world’s two biggest film markets.

According to Chinese movie website Douban, “Solo” will open in North America and mainland China on May 25, ten days after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The Chinese title refers to the maverick lead character as “Ranger Solo.”

Disney’s intergalactic franchise might be one of the biggest cinematic phenomena in history, but its reception in mainland China has been tepid. “The Force Awakens” (2016) grossed $124 million in the Middle Kingdom, but “Rogue One” (2017) took in just $69 million, despite having Chinese kung fu superstar Donnie Yen on board. “The Last Jedi” dropped to $42 million at the Chinese box office.

Chinese moviegoers do not seem to be impressed by the arrival of a new chapter.
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Cool Stuff: Throw on Han Solo’s Jacket or Lando Calrissian’s Cape from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Cool Stuff: Throw on Han Solo’s Jacket or Lando Calrissian’s Cape from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
Fans have been dressing up as various versions of Han Solo for decades. Whether it’s his classic look from Star Wars, his winter gear from The Empire Strikes Back, his camouflage coat from Return of the Jedi, or his slick leather jacket from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now there will be a few new […]

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Final ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Features Thanos Jokes, DC Jabs, and Lots of Cable

20th Century Fox has released a new and final Deadpool 2 trailer, revealing lots of new footage. In the upcoming sequel, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) will face off against Cable (Josh Brolin), a futuristic freedom fighter with cybernetic enhancements and all sorts of family drama. Director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) is behind the camera this time to shoot the script from returning writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. This is the best trailer yet, as it showcases a lot of the film's action and supporting cast without really spoiling any of the story. We get a closer look at …
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Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote film to receive premiere at Cannes after two-decade wait

Long-gestating Man Who Killed Don Quixote confirmed as the festival’s closing film, while Lars Von Trier makes his Cannes return after seven years away

Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will receive a world premiere at the Cannes film festival, as the event’s closing film, it has been announced. This is in addition to confirmation of Lars von Trier’s return to the festival after a seven-year ban.

The screening of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes despite an ongoing court case, arising from a dispute between Gilliam and the film’s former producer Paulo Branco. However, the film-makers recently issued a statement denying that Branco had the power to block the film’s release.
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Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere

Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere
Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is confirmed to world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, nearly two decades after after the director first started developing the passion project. The fantasy movie, starring Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver, will close the festival on May 19 after the awards ceremony. “Don Quixote” is being released theatrically in France the same day.

“Don Quixote” stars Pryce as a delusional older man who is convinced he is the real Don Quixote. After he confuses an advertising executive named Toby (Driver) for his squire, Sancho Panza, the two men set out on a journey that seduces Toby into Don Quixote’s illusionary world.

Gilliam first started work on “Don Quixote” back in 1998. The film was considered a question mark for Cannes as it was still facing a potential legal battle earlier this month. Producer Paulo Branco, who was attached to the film
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Ica forms think tank with Tilda Swinton, Laura Poitras, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

13 members join advisory body.

London’s Institute Of Contemporary Arts (Ica), the organisation dedicated to showcasing indie and artist filmmakers, is forming the Independent Film Council, a body of experienced industry that will advise on the Ica’s activities.

There are 13 members of the inaugural council: Tilda Swinton, producer Stanley Buchtal, filmmakers Gerald Fox, Laura Poitras, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naeem Mohaeimen, James Richards, Martine Syms, academics Erika Balsom and Laura Mulvey, editor Walter Murch, the Nfts’ head of Screen Arts Sandra Hebron, and Sundance Institute’s documentary programme director Tabitha Jackson.

The council will convene once a year as a think
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‘It: Chapter 2’ Gets a New Cinematographer

‘It: Chapter 2’ Gets a New Cinematographer
It: Chapter 2 is quickly coming together, in front of and behind the camera. As more cast members are added, so too are crew members who will help bring the horror sequel to life. The latest addition is Checco Varese, who will be the It 2 cinematographer, replacing It cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung. I’ve been riding high on all the […]

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Heroes: Schnepp Interviews ‘Krypton’s Adam Sipos; The Panel Talks ‘Infinity War’ Fallout

On this 237th episode of Heroes, Jon Schnepp, Markeia McCarty, Coy Jandreau, and Ashley Victoria Robinson discuss the following: Does Action Comics #1000 signal a new beginning for Superman? Jon Schnepp interviews special guest Shaun Sipos from Syfy’s new Krypton series. THR reports that Cathy Yan has been tapped by WB and DC to direct Birds of Prey. Suicide Squad 2 is possibly delayed until 2019 as a result. Fans are speculating that Juggernaut is in Deadpool 2 based on two frames from the newest trailer. The panel discusses the controversy over the leaked Titans behind the scenes pictures. …
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Tina Fey Pays Emotional Tribute To Gilda Radner At Tribeca Opener ‘Love, Gilda’: “We All Saw That And Said, ‘I Want To Do That'”

Keeping with one of its themes this year on female empowerment, the Tribeca Film Festival opened last night with a doc about one of the city’s 1970s comedy trailblazers, Saturday Night Live‘s Gilda Radner, with the CNN film Love, Gilda. It’s the second time that Tribeca has opened with a documentary about one of Gotham’s institutions; 2015’s opener being the time capsule feature Live From New York! However, Love, Gilda delves into the intricacies of Radner’s life from…
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Lars von Trier’s ‘House That Jack Built’ to Premiere at Cannes 2018, Debuts First Footage — Watch

Lars von Trier’s ‘House That Jack Built’ to Premiere at Cannes 2018, Debuts First Footage — Watch
Lars von Trier is officially being welcomed back to the Cannes Film Festival. Thierry Frémaux has confirmed Trier will return to the festival for the first time since 2011’s “Melancholia” with his serial killer drama “The House That Jack Built.” The film will debut in the Out of Competition section, which means it won’t be eligible for the Palme d’Or. Trier was named a “persona non grata” (aka. unwelcome at the festival) after he made comments referencing Nazism during the “Melancholia” press conference.

The House That Jack Built” tracks the origin of a serial killer, played by Matt Dillon. The script is set in the 1970s and follows Jack through the five murders that define his development as a killer. Jack’s victims are played by Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, and Riley Keough.

Trier has a long history with Cannes. He’s competed for the
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The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ IMAX Featurette, ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Reunion on ‘Conan’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a new IMAX featurette for Avengers: Infinity War […]

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