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‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board

‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board
Manners maketh man. And writer/director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman are going to make the third Kingsman film.

The third ‘Kingsman’ film – now simply called Kingsman 3 – is set for theaters on November 8, 2019 in what’s being called the capper to the previous two-part series.

Reports on just who will be involved are mixed. Some stories indicate no actors are on board, but others claim Taron Egerton will reprise his role as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. Fans are hoping Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges from the prior film will also appear.

The British Goldman has hinted that there will be third installment in the past, but this is the first confirmation. There are also rumors of a prequel in the works to the beloved action film, although its second chapter, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, killed off much of the secret organization.

The films are based
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New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror

New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror
We're still a few months out from the bonkers-looking WWII-set horror flick Overlord — which is definitely not a Cloverfield movie, or so we're told — but Paramount and Bad Robot released a whole bunch of new photos and a synopsis that shed a little more light on this dark thriller.

These batch of images gel with the over-the-top insanity promised by that first AC/DC-set trailer, with a troupe of American paratroopers crash-landing in a Nazi-occupied France that is 100% more horrifically mutated than they could have imagined. The J.J. Abrams
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Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles

Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles
The House With a Clock in Its Walls is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the box office with an estimated $24 million from 3,592 North American locations.

House stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as an eccentric witch and warlock who live next door to each other and who play host to 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in Michigan after his parents die. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film took in an estimated $7.8 million on Friday.

The second weekend of A Simple Favor and the third frame of The Nun should compete for second place, with an estimated $10 million and $9 million, respectively.
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New Joker Set Pics Reveal First Look At Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz

New Joker Set Pics Reveal First Look At Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz
With shooting now underway in New York City, the Joker origin film – starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular jester – is really starting to take shape.

The past week or so has been a busy one for fans of the Clown Prince of Crime, with more content pouring out onto the web than we can handle. From set pics to videos of Phoenix looking maniacal and even that clip of the actor in full Joker makeup which damn near broke the internet, there’s been a lot to take in. The goodies just keep on coming, too, with our first look at Deadpool 2 and "Atlanta" star Zazie Beetz arriving today via Just Jared.
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Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode

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Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode
Raphael Bob-Waksberg hopes you enjoyed his 2014 “BoJack Horseman Christmas Special,” just don’t expect another holiday-themed one-off episode anytime soon.

“Broadly, no,” said the creator of the animated Netflix comedy, when asked by TheWrap if he was planning anymore holiday specials. The reason is simply a matter of scheduling. “I only get a couple weeks off per year and if I’m doing an episode between seasons it bridges that vacation time.” He said he “literally did not have a break” between making Season 1 and Season 2 because of the Christmas special.

But he does have an idea for one… if he ever felt like it, that is. And it would include the return of Vincent Adultman, a former boyfriend of Princess Carolyn (Amy Sederis), that is, according to BoJack, “very obviously three kids stacked on top of each other under a trench coat.” In what was a recurring gag through the first two seasons,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi

‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi
A girl has a name, and so do at least 343 others. That’s how many newborn girls were named Arya in England last year, according to a BBC report that also tracks the rise in babies named Khaleesi (73) and Tyrion (11), among other kiddos named after famous “Game of Thrones” characters. Maisie Williams’ fan favorite proved to be the most popular by far, perhaps because young Arya Stark is universally beloved and her name is easier to spell than Daenarys.

The study also notes that 2017 was the biggest year on record for girls named Sansa, though an exact figure isn’t given. In addition to “Thrones,” “Moana” and “Star Wars” exerted their influence as well: Seven little girls were named after the Disney princess, 149 were named Leia, and 21 were named Rey; Kylo was big among boys, with 70 carrying the moniker of the latest “Star Wars” villain.

Game of Thrones” was also
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Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth

Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth
Perhaps the most notable superhero absence in “Avengers: Infinity War,” after actual Avengers members Ant-Man and Hawkeye, was that of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who was one of the leads in “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Ragnarok,” notably, ended right before “Infinity War” began, so it was kind of a big deal that she wasn’t even mentioned.

Valkyrie isn’t dead, of course — that much was confirmed by the Russo brothers and “Infinity War” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on the “Infinity War” audio commentary. Since Thanos only killed half of the Asgardians in his ambush, that must mean that either she’s with the half who survived or she left before Thanos’ ship ambushed them.

Whatever the explanation, there is now reason to believe that Valkyrie is going to show up in “Avengers 4.” While her appearance in the film has not been confirmed officially and likely won’t be for a while,
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A Look at Ecam Incubator Documentary Project ‘The Garcias’

San Sebastian — Part of The Screen’s Incubator – a new initiative from Madrid-based film school Ecam intended to promote the production of feature films and develop emerging talent – Paco Nicolás’ “The Garcias” received a €10,000 grant to be used in the production of the family reunion-themed documentary.

In Spain series like “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs” dominate the daytime airwaves, with “The Simpsons” occupying an arguably larger part of modern Spanish culture than it does in the States – for decades “Los Simpson” has been on every day, year round during Spain’s famous siesta hour.

That penchant for family entertainment representing a bygone era is something that Nicolás will look to tap into with his found-footage documentary “Los Garcia.” That and the ever-present meme of recreated family photos mixed with last year’s Goya and Karlovy Vary winner for best documentary, the similarly-Spanish “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle.
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San Sebastian Debates New TV Landscape

San Sebastian — In 2014, launching in France and Germany, Netflix hesitated about entering Spain, reportedly because of prevalent piracy. Four years later, the U.S. streaming giant has chosen Madrid for its first European production hub.

Spain is on a roll, impelled by the launch of original series production at Movistar +, Netflix, Amazon and HBO España, the creation of Atresmedia Studios, and the build of drama series production at companies once only known for films, such as Mediapro, Mod Producciones and Filmax.

Where it’s rolling to is another matter. At San Sebastian on Saturday, at a mini conference on
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San Sebastian: Rei Cine, Snowglobe Team for Pablo Fendrick’s ‘Hermano Peligro’(Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Denmark’s Snowglobe is teaming with Argentina’s Rei Cine to produce writer-director Pablo Fendrik’s “Hermano Peligro” (Brother Danger).

Currently at first-draft screenplay, the title weighs is as one of the big potential crossover project propositions at this year’s San Sebastian Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, which tales place Sunday Sept. 23.

The co-production also links two of the most prestigious and internationally energetic upscale film companies currently working in the Spanish-speaking world.

Headed by Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, and Matías Roveda, Buenos Aires-based Rei Cine, “Hermano Peligro’s” lead producer, has over the last year produced Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama” and Natalia Garagiola’s “Hunting Season,” both 2017 Venice hits, then Sundance-selected “The Queen of Fear,” from Valeria Bertuccelli and Fabiana Tiscornia, and Gonzalo Tobal’s 2018 Venice competition player “The Accused.”

A Copenhagen-located co-producer of some of the highest-profile and boldest Latin American movies in the last two years – Carlos Reygadas’ “Our Time,
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San Sebastian: Lastor Media, Avalon, Snowglobe Steer ‘Libertad’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — A prestige combination of Barcelona-based Lastor Media, Madrid’s producer-distributor Avalon (“Summer 1993”) and Snowglobe is teaming to develop “Libertad,” from writer-director Clara Roquet. The film also has development backing from the Catalonia Film Institute Icec, and from Movistar+ and Spanish public broadcaster Tve.

Project will be pitched at the 7th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum running Sept 23-26 at the San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival.

A coming-of-ager set on Catalonia’s gorgeous Costa Brava, the feature turns on the Vidal family which is spending a summer with their Alzheimer-affected grandmother Ángela. Overprotected and shy, 14 year-old Nora goes through a difficult time after her parents’ separation, but what looked like another tedious, sad summer for Nora, turns into a dangerous coming of age experience with the arrival of Libertad, the wild 15-year daughter of Ángela’s Colombian caretaker.

A story about class differences, the meaning of freedom and who grants it,
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Inside Content Takes Emma Suárez Starrer ‘Josefina’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Geraldine Gonard’s Inside Content has swooped on “Josefina,” acquiring world sales rights outside Spain and Germany to the Spanish movie project, which has already attached laureled Spanish actress Emma Suárez, star of Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” to play the female lead.

One of the five film titles to be put through development at the Ecam Madrid Film School’s pioneering Incubator development program, “Josefina” is co-produced by Madrid’s White Leaf Producciones and Berlin’s One Two Films, whose recent films include Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop.”

Producer Sergy Moreno is now beginning to reach out to potential actors comparable in stature to Suárez to play the male lead.

Described by Inside Content’s Geraldine Gonard as a romantic drama with lighter touches and a deft but penetrating criticize of contemporary societal ills, “Josefina” will be directed by Spanish short filmmaker Javier Marco.
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Ecam Incubator Participant Daniel Castro On Catfish Comedy ‘Old Man In Love’

Madrid — As far as film genres go, comedies often have the greatest difficulties in traveling abroad and translating in a meaningful way to foreign audiences. But, by the very nature of its narrative, Daniel Castro’s “Old Man in Love,” and upcoming project and part of the Ecam Incubator for Spanish films in development, will to buck that trend.

An intercontinental “love story,” “Old Man in Love” follows a too-trusting professor in his 70s across the globe as he looks to track down the four-decades-younger girl of his dreams.

Carlos, who teaches at the University of Navarre – one of Spain’s most prestigious and conservative Catholic universities – has all but given up on finding love as his online endeavors to court someone less than half his age have so far proved fruitless.

Just as his hope runs out, the genial geriatric is contacted by a young swimsuit model in Argentina named Claudia,
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San Sebastian: Exploring Teen Angst in Brazil’s ‘Butterfly Diaries’

San Sebastian: Exploring Teen Angst in Brazil’s ‘Butterfly Diaries’
Participating in San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, Paula Kim’s debut feature “Butterfly Diaries” is pitched along the lines of controversial series “13 Reasons Why” and Marti Noxon’s anorexia drama “To the Bone,” both on Netflix.

“The film addresses a very important issue that afflicts many young girls, made by a director who is also a young woman,” said co-producer Sara Silveira, of Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil.

In “Butterfly Diaries,” a Brazilian exchange program student in London struggles not only with the onset of puberty but with a mental disorder.

“As an artist, I believe that sometimes, a person has to go through a very painful trial just to have a glimpse of what he or she truly holds within himself or herself,” said Kim, adding: “It is a film about existential crisis.”

Drama, penned by Kim, will be shot in Portuguese with some English in the U.
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San Sebastian: Meritxell Colell Readies ‘Duo’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Chile’s Manufactura de Películas is teaming with Spain’s Polar Star Films, Argentina’s Pensilvania and France’s Paraiso for Meritxell Colell’s sophomore feature “Duo,” a lyrical, dancing road-movie set in Latin America.

Project will be presented at the Co-production Forum of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which begins today Sunday.

After 24 years sharing the stage and an emotional link, in “Duo” Mónica (49) and Colate (61), a pair of dancers try to find the meaning or a new direction for their relationship during the artistic tour that they always hoped to take. The van trip through the deserted landscapes bordering Argentina, Chile and Bolivia will test their relationship, while the couple offer contemporary dancing shows at rural schools, forgotten theaters and remote village squares.

“In the Andean culture, everything is explained from the duality –there is no man without woman, there is no moon without sun,
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Bryan Cranston Reflects on Early Rejection and the ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene That Still Rocks Him

Bryan Cranston Reflects on Early Rejection and the ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene That Still Rocks Him
Bryan Cranston has had an illustrious career over the decades, winning four Emmy awards for his portrayal of anti-hero Walter White on “Breaking Bad” and a Tony Award for “All the Way.” Yet, at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday, the acclaimed actor shared that there was one person he didn’t win over, and he used that rejection as fuel for the future.

At 19-years-old Cranston said he took a college acting class simply for credit to graduate. In it he had to perform a kissing scene, and he felt so much chemistry with his scene partner that he later
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Fox Networks Group, Altice USA Rattle Sabers in New York Carriage Fight

Fox Networks Group is sounding the alarm to viewers in a carriage dispute with cable operator Altice USA as a Sept. 30 contract deadline looms for FX, Fox Sports 1, Fox’s New York O&O and National Geographic Channels.

Fox began airing warning spots on select channels on Altice USA systems Sunday in the New York City area to warn viewers of a potential blackout coming.

As ever in cable carriage disputes, Fox accused Altice of dragging its heels in the negotiations and failing to come to the table in good faith. Altice, as ever, said Fox was seeking to
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Trump Campaign Aide Jason Miller Exits CNN Analyst Job After Accusations

Trump Campaign Aide Jason Miller Exits CNN Analyst Job After Accusations
Jason Miller, a former senior communications staffer for President Donald Trump’s campaign, said he would step down from his role as political analyst on CNN following accusations regarding his behavior toward a women he allegedly impregnated.

“I have decided to step away from my role as a Political Commentator at CNN to focus on clearing my name and fighting the false and defamatory accusations being made against me,” Miller said via Twitter Saturday evening. He denied the allegations, and said he said the lack of veracity in the report “doesn’t matter however in the court of public opinion,
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Ben Sherwood Expected to Exit Disney After Merger With 21st Century Fox

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Ben Sherwood is expected to leave Disney after the company’s merger with 21st Century Fox is complete, TheWrap has learned.

The president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of the Media Networks division has been considering the offer of a different position within the company over the past few months, as 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice is expected to take on Sherwood’s responsibilities when the deal is closed, an individual with knowledge of Sherwood’s decision tells TheWrap.

Sherwood is said to have been interested in a role at Sky — should Fox have beaten out Comcast to acquire the British pay-tv giant — and Saturday’s news that Comcast had won the auction with a $39 billion bid sealed his departure from Disney.

Also Read: Disney/Fox Begins to Take Shape: Peter Rice, Dana Walden Expected to Lead Newly Merged TV Group

Sherwood has been helming Datg since
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Ben Sherwood to Leave Disney After 21st Century Fox Deal is Complete (Exclusive)

Ben Sherwood is preparing to leave the Walt Disney Co. after Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Sherwood, who has served as Disney’s top TV executive as president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of the Media Networks division, had been considering options for a new role during the past two months after it became clear that Fox’s Peter Rice is poised to take on his duties as leader of Disney’s TV operations, with the exception of ESPN.

Disney chief Bob Iger sought to keep Sherwood in the fold with a new position overseeing
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