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Johnny Depp to Play War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata'

Johnny Depp to Play War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata'
Johnny Depp is set to play celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in upcoming drama Minamata.

Based on the book by Smith and his wife Aileen Mioko Smith, and adapted for screen by David K. Kessler, the film is being directed by Andrew Levitas, and is being billed as a "real life David versus Goliath story," pitting Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, a Japanese fishing village, in 1971.

With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career....
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When Does Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Premiere on NBC? January, According to Terry Crews

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When Does Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Premiere on NBC? January, According to Terry Crews
Attention all Brooklynites! The return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn't as far off as you might think.

After being canceled by Fox, beloved comedy series was saved by NBC and revived for a sixth season. That means we'll get to see what happens after Jake and Amy's wedding, and check in with the rest of the gang. Plenty of reasons to be excited, no? Fortunately for all of us, star Terry Crews revealed exactly when we can expect our favorite detectives back on our TV screens: January.

The actor, who plays human teddy bear Terry Jeffords, dropped the news during an Instagram live video in which he was clearly on set and dressed as his character.

Video | Terry Crews just announced on instagram live that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back with season 6 in January!! pic.twitter.com/85C2lj8Znm

- Brooklyn 99 Updates (@UPDATESB99) October 22, 2018

Although costars like Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher,
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Willy Wonka Actress Diana Sowle, Who Played Charlie's Mom, Dies At Age 88

Willy Wonka Actress Diana Sowle, Who Played Charlie's Mom, Dies At Age 88
The actress who played golden ticket-winner Charlie Bucket’s mom in the beloved 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie has died.

Diana Sowle died early on Friday, her representative confirmed to the BBC. She was 88. A cause of death for the actress has not been revealed.

“She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be deadly missed,” the rep said in a statement, adding that Sowle died “with family by her side.”

Sowle is best remembered for her role in the 1971 film, her first-ever screen credit, where she memorably sang “Cheer Up Charlie.”

Her only other film
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020
Warner Bros. has moved Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 back seven months from Nov. 1, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

The sequel, which is set in 1984, replaces Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man, which has been taken off the schedule.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, said, "We had tremendous success releasing the first 'Wonder Woman' film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs."
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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Once Dated Will Smith's Fresh Prince Costar Alfonso Ribeiro

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Once Dated Will Smith's Fresh Prince Costar Alfonso Ribeiro
Will Smith isn’t the only The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Jada Pinkett Smith has romanced.

Before Alfonso Ribeiro helped Smith meet his now-wife Pinkett Smith, it turns out he and the actress went out.

“I actually think I dated Alfonso,” Pinkett Smith, 47, said on Monday’s episode of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk featuring Smith, their daughter Willow and Pinkett Smith’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones. “I think I went one date together.”

This didn’t come as a shock to Smith, though. “And he, like, took you on a motorcycle or something,” the actor, 50, added.

She continued,
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Italian Hit ‘Perfect Strangers’ Set For Arabic Remake

Italian Hit ‘Perfect Strangers’ Set For Arabic Remake
Smash hit Italian concept movie “Perfect Strangers” is set to be adapted for the Arab world, following a flurry of remakes worldwide.

Dubai-based Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment and sister company Kuwait National cinema have acquired Arabic remake rights from Italy’s Medusa Film to director Paolo Genovese’s 2016 ensemble dramedy involving smartphones and personal secrets.

Front Row will co-produce the Arabic version with prominent Egyptian shingle Film Clinic, whose latest titles include Cannes competition entry “Yomeddine,” and with Lebanese distributor Empire International.

The deal was negotiated by Front Row’s Gianluca Chakra with sales agent Faruk Alatan for Medusa. Besides Chakra, Film Clinic chief Mohamed Hefzy, Kuwait National’s Hisham Alghanim, and Empire’s Mario Haddad Jr. are also attached to produce and finance.

Chakra told Variety that the plan is for the adaptation to be ready in 2019 and have pan-Arabic elements that can appeal to Egyptian
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Mariah Carey to Join ‘The Voice’ as a Key Advisor for Knockout Rounds

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Mariah Carey to Join ‘The Voice’ as a Key Advisor for Knockout Rounds
Mariah Carey is headed to “The Voice.”

The Grammy-winning recording artist will join the NBC reality competition series as a key advisor for the knockout rounds, beginning Oct. 29. Carey will work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

The Voice” continues with the battle rounds on Tuesday nights. The coaches enlist the help of top recording artists to offer their knowledge and skills as advisors. Kelly Clarkson teams up with Thomas Rhett; Jennifer Hudson with Halsey; Adam Levine with Cee Lo Green; and Blake Shelton with Keith Urban.

Also Read: 'The Conners' Premiere Slips 35 Percent From 'Roseanne' Return in Early Ratings

In the next phase of the competition, the knockout rounds, the remaining 32 hopefuls will be paired against a teammate once more, but this time they will select their own songs to perform individually while their direct competitor watches and waits.
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Glenn Close Selected for Santa Barbara Film Festival Honor

Glenn Close Selected for Santa Barbara Film Festival Honor
Glenn Close has been selected to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Close will be honored on Feb. 2 for her longstanding contributions to the film industry, most recently in Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Wife.” Leonard Maltin will return for his 28th year to moderate the evening.

“Glenn Close is one of the great actresses of our time,” Maltin said. “Versatility is her hallmark, and there is clearly nothing she can’t do. She became a star with her first feature film, ‘The World According to Garp,’ and has gone on to play everyone from Cruella de Vil to aging silent-film star Norma Desmond in the stage musical of ‘Sunset Blvd.’ I can’t wait to spend an evening with her onstage at the Arlington Theater.”

The Wife” was directed by Bjorn Runge from a script adapted by Jane Anderson from the
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Lionsgate, Idc Renew Distribution Partnership for Latin America

Lionsgate and Idc have renewed their longstanding distribution partnership for Latin American releases of Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment films.

Since the partnership’s formation with predecessor company Summit Entertainment in 2005, Idc has generated over $1.3 billion at the Latin American box office, propelled by the Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, Now You See Me, and John Wick franchises along with “La La Land,” “Wonder,” and “The Impossible.” Idc has also strong performances from acquisitions such as “Sinister,” “Last Vegas,” “Winchester” and “Non Stop.”

Idc has distribution relationships with independents across 23 Latin American countries with the flexibility to release both day-and-date with the U.S. The companies said the Idc structure also allows it to create the marketing, release and promotional strategies in each territory.

“Pedro Rodriguez and his Idc team have done a great job of mining the full potential of the Latin American box office,” said Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer.
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Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Leads MoMA’s ‘The Contenders’ Line-Up of Year’s Finest Films

Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Leads MoMA’s ‘The Contenders’ Line-Up of Year’s Finest Films
The Museum of Modern Art in New York unveiled its annual film series “The Contenders” on Tuesday, with Steve McQueen’s heist thriller “Widows” kicking off the opening night of screenings.

Running from Nov. 8 to Jan. 8 at The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at MoMA, the end-of-year series is entering into its 11th year and will feature a mix of blockbusters, documentaries, independent films, awards darlings and more, many accompanied by special presentations and post-screening conversations with the filmmakers.

McQueen and producer Iain Canning will be present on the series’ opening night for a post-screening discussion of the film starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki.

Also Read: Denzel Washington to Receive 2019 AFI Life Achievement Award

Today’s initial announcement of the 2018 line-up also includes spotlight screenings of critical darlings “BlacKkKlansman,” “Private Life,” the documentary “Free Solo” and even Marvel’s “Black Panther.”

A forthcoming announcement listing additional films
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Johnny Depp to Play War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in ‘Minamata’

Johnny Depp to Play War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in ‘Minamata’
Johnny Depp has come on board to star as war photographer W. Eugene Smith in the independent drama “Minamata.”

The film will center on Smith’s work as a photographer for Life magazine in exposing the poisoning of the people of Minamata, Japan. Andrew Levitas will direct the film, which is based on the book by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith and adapted by David K. Kessler.

The story will start with Smith as a recluse, with the glory days of World War II far behind him. But an old friend and a commission from Life Magazine editor Ralph Graves convince him to journey back to Japan to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community through mercury poisoning. “Minamata” will start principal production in Japan followed by Serbia in January.

HanWay Films will handle international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the American Film Market,
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‘The Crown’ Casts ‘Call the Midwife’ Star Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles for Season 3

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‘The Crown’ Casts ‘Call the Midwife’ Star Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles for Season 3
Call the Midwife” star Emerald Fennell has been cast as Camilla Parker Bowles for Season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The third installment of the Netflix royal drama will jump forward in time, showing Camilla meeting Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) in the ’70s. After his marriage to Princess Diana ended, Charles married Camilla, making her the Duchess of Cornwall.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on ‘The Crown,'” the British actress said. “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.”

Also Read: 'The Crown': Tobias Menzies Is Lost in Thought in First Look at Netflix's New Prince Philip (Photo)

The way Netflix has worked (and is expected to continue to work) this particular show is
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‘The Crown’ Season 3 Adds Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles

‘The Crown’ Season 3 Adds Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles
Emerald Fennell has joined the cast of “The Crown” Season 3 at Netflix.

Fennell will play the role of Camila Parker Bowles, the second wife of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall. She joins previously announced Season 3 cast members Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, and Josh O’Connor, and Marion Bailey.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on ‘The Crown,'” Fennell said. “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.
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13 Movies That Had Absolutely Awful CGI (Photos)

The key to successfully using CGI is to at least semi-convincingly integrate it with everything else, a task that many, many movies have failed to do over the last few decades. So let’s take a look at some of the worst offenders.

Justice League” (2017) — We probably all know the story by now. Henry Cavill had to pop in for reshoots while “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was still in production and had to wear a mustache as Superman. Warner Bros tried to CGI out the mustache, but it was not at all convincing and ended up honestly being really hilarious.

Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) — For the most part, the CGI in this “Avengers” sequel was as good as it needed to be. And then Iron Man would pop into a scene looking like a test render from the original 2008 “Iron Man” flick.

Fantastic Four” (2015) — The behind-the-scenes drama on this flick involved,
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‘Judge Jerry': Jerry Springer Daytime Courtroom Show in the Works at NBCUniversal

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‘Judge Jerry': Jerry Springer Daytime Courtroom Show in the Works at NBCUniversal
Judge Jerry, Judge Jerry, Judge Jerry!

Jerry Springer already has his next gig lined up, following the June announcement that NBCUniversal is longer making new episodes of his long-running talk show: a syndicated daytime courtroom show from the studio that brought you the “Jerry Springer Show,” aptly titled “Judge Jerry.”

An individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap the series is still in development, though NBCUniversal is eyeing a Fall 2019 premiere, which would line up with the airing of the final season of Springer’s daytime program. Because the program is still in the works, there is no final word on where the syndication rights for the series will land.

The series would feature former attorney Springer wearing a judge’s robe and seated behind a desk. So, you know, like every other courtroom show out there, but
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Ratings: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 Premiere Is Decidedly Un-Legendary

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Ratings: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 Premiere Is Decidedly Un-Legendary
ABC slipped week over week into a last place ratings tie among the Big 4 broadcast networks on Monday, though it wasn’t the saddest story in primetime. That unfortunate distinction belongs to CW series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which premiered its fourth season as the lowest-rated and least-watched show — including the Spanish-language networks.

Much higher up the Nielsen sheets, NBC won another Monday night with “The Voice” and “Manifest.” Thanks mostly to “9-1-1” and no 10 o’clock hour of programming, Fox finished second among adults 18-49.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.6 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/4, but fourth in viewers with 5.2 million.

ABC and CBS tied for third in ratings,
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Johnny Depp to Play Real-Life War Photographer in ‘Minimata’

Johnny Depp to Play Real-Life War Photographer in ‘Minimata’
Johnny Depp will star as a real-life war photographer W. Eugene Smith in “Minimata,” which takes place in Japan in 1971.

Andrew Levitas will direct the film based on the book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith and adapted by David K. Kessler.

“Minamata” will start principal production in Japan and then in Serbia in January 2019.

Also Read: Johnny Depp to Produce and Star in 'Waiting for the Barbarians' in Production Partnership with Andrea Iervolino

Per the film’s description, Depp plays W. Eugene Smith, a war photographer from World War II, who in 1971, goes up against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from “Life Magazine” editor Ralph Graves
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If You Hate-Follow Dennis Miller on Twitter, You’ll Hate-Love His New Stand-Up Special

Dennis Miller hopes you watch his new stand-up special. But if his Twitter feed is any indication, he knows a good number will do so just because of how much they hate him.

“It is odd, this function of social media that you learn that some people hate-follow you in an odd way. So some people might watch from that perspective,” Miller told TheWrap. “I can’t govern it once I’ve written it and said it. But I do know that if I put a tweet out, it seems like the first five people — you can see a couple of the comments under the tweet right away — are someone who hates your guts, like there’s a fire station and they’re right next to the pole waiting to get their boots on.”

Miller, the conservative comedian and former host of “Weekend Update,” of course gives those on the
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Gibson Picks a New CEO to Steer It Out of the Blues

Gibson is ready to reemerge from the dark. On Tuesday, half a year after filing for bankruptcy and going through a complete restructuring, the Nashville guitar maker announced an all-new leadership team, led by James “Jc” Curleigh, currently global president of clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. He will take over the company at the start of next month, joined by three other new senior executives — Cesar Gueikian as Cmo, Kim Mattoon as CFO and Christian Schmitz as Cpo — as well as Nat Zilkha, incoming chair of Gibson’s board of directors.
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Roger Stone Slams Vanity Fair Reporter: ‘Crazy Bitch’

Roger Stone Slams Vanity Fair Reporter: ‘Crazy Bitch’
Roger Stone has not been pleased by the growing body of news coverage now reporting that Robert Mueller’s investigators are closing in on him.

The ex-Trump consigliere took particular exception to Vanity Fair reporter Abigail Tracey, who he rebuked in starkly personal terms on Instagram.

“That crazy bitch Abigail Tracy is delusional,” said Stone, while sharing a headline from her warning that his options with Mueller were shrinking. “A year from now I will be exonerated and she will be out of work.”

Also Read: Roger Stone Says He Will Sue Twitter Over Account Suspension (Exclusive)

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This crazy bitch @abigailTracy is delusional . A year from now I will be exonerated and she will be out of work

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In another post, Stone went after Tracy calling her reporting “fake news bulls–“ and
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