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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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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall. Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single
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Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie

Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie
Boardwalk Empire” and “Fargo” star Shea Whigham has shared some character details for his role on the upcoming “Joker” movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Short of some images from the set and a curious cast that also includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Frances Conroy and Glenn Flesher, there hasn’t been much info leaked from Todd Phillips’s superhero origin story. In an interview with Collider, Whigham, however, revealed that he and Bill Camp are playing two cops in Gotham P.D. in 1981 when “the city was tough.”

“We’re investigating something that’s just happened, at the start of the piece. We’re trying to get to the bottom of it, and it leads to where it leads to,” Whigham said of the role.

That description may not be so clear,
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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That
Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again.

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of Shameless. Proceed at your own risk….

The year was 2010. Barack Obama was finishing his first term as the nation dug out of the worst recession since the 1920s. Apple unveiled the iPad, Bp’s Deepwater Horizon oil pipeline exploded in the Gulf, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was Time’s Man of the Year.

And Cameron Monaghan was cast as an ensemble player on Showtime’s Shameless, playing Ian Gallagher, a gay, bipolar teenage son of a large Chicago family where dysfunction was the rule. He quickly drew raves for his performance.

But all good things must end, and Monaghan announced earlier via Instagram that he would be leaving the series at mid-year, joining the previous announcement by castmate Emmy Rossum,
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NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC
It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, along with Jesse Bochco, the son of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco.

The potential series will follow Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), as he looks to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father.

Created by Bochco and David Milch (Deadwood) and premiering on ABC in 1993, NYPD Blue ran for 261 episodes across twelve seasons and was the network’s longest running primetime drama until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. During its critically acclaimed run, it won 20 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to Franz, who was a regular for all 12 seasons,
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks through Alexandria in the early morning and visits Carl’s grave. He leaves a freshly grown tomato from the community’s gardens near the grave as a sign of the future Carl helped inspire. Back at home, he and Michonne (Danai Gurira) talk about the bridge building project and her charter.
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc

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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc
Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff will replace Matt LeBlanc as presenters on “Top Gear,” the BBC announced Monday. The duo will join driver Chris Harris on the popular motoring show, while Rory Reid is stepping down from the main presenting lineup.

Season 27 of the series, which airs on BBC Two, will begin production in early 2019, with broadcast expected later in the year.

“This is a thrilling maneuver from the ‘Top Gear team,’ and I’m relishing what this trio will deliver,” said Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. “Both Paddy and Freddie love their cars, but more than that, they’ll bring a new energy and competitive spirit to ‘Top Gear.'”

LeBlanc’s departure from the show was announced in May, paving the way for yet another reboot for “Top Gear” amid tumbling ratings. The “Friends” star and Chris Evans formed the first team that replaced longtime hosts Jeremy Clarkson,
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Matt Groening’s "Disenchantment" Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Matt Groening’s
link=nm0004981 auto]Matt Groening’s adult animated fantasy series, "Disenchantment," has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the remainder of Season 1 (which premiered in August) streaming in 2019 and 20 episodes from the second installment rolling out in 2020 and 2021.

"We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix," creator and executive producer Groening said. "Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off."
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Amanda Shires Talks John Prine Advice, Jason Isbell Guitars on ‘Walking the Floor’

When Amanda Shires first appeared on Walking the Floor, she was a new mother, splitting her time between solo gigs, an ongoing tour with Jason Isbell and her responsibilities as a parent. She returns to the show for a second interview this week. Much has changed during the two years that separate My Own Piece of Land from To the Sunset, with Shires — now a Grammy-winning musician, as well as a graduate of the masters poetry program at Sewanee — flexing hew newly-sharpened writing chops on the latter release.

From a
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Amazon Studios Names Chris Castallo Head of Unscripted TV

Amazon Studios has tapped industry veteran Chris Castallo to serve as head of unscripted television.

Castallo, formerly a programming exec at CBS and NBC, replaces Heather Schuster, who was forced out in August amid an investigation into allegations that she was verbally abusive in the workplace.

Castallo will spearhead unscripted development for Amazon. He will be tasked with shepherding two big projects in the works for Amazon: the revival of Mark Burnett’s “Eco-Challenge” with Bear Grylls as host, and the fashion-centric series to be toplined by “Project Runway” alums Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. He reports to Albert Cheng and Vernon Sanders,
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Song You Need to Know: Camp Cope, ‘The Face of God’

Australian band Camp Cope doesn’t shy away from honesty, and its sophomore album How to Socialise & Make Friends is a jarring indictment of sexism, the music industry and sexual assault. Particularly “The Face of God,” a somber song that presents a familiar scene: a victim coming to terms with an assault, and its oft-painful emotional trajectory.

Lead singer Georgia “Maq” McDonald’s voice often comes across harsh, but the lyrics paint the scene slowly, with pauses that fracture lines into fragments, echoing a stuttering recollection. She bitterly throws out:
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Melissa Leo Coaches a Sex Addict in SXSW Comedy ‘Unlovable’ (Exclusive Video)

Melissa Leo Coaches a Sex Addict in SXSW Comedy ‘Unlovable’ (Exclusive Video)
You don’t ever stop being an addict, you just learn to make better choices. That’s the advice Melissa Leo gives to a young woman in “Unlovable,” an indie dramedy that premiered at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

In the film, Leo plays the sponsor to a recovering sex and love addict named Joy (Charlene deGuzman). She introduces Joy to her quirky and reclusive brother (John Hawkes), who forms a garage band with Joy as she struggles to get her mind off a boyfriend. In the process, Joy learns the true nature of intimacy as they start making music together.

In this exclusive clip from the film, Joy pops the question to Leo’s character Maddie to see if she’d be willing to be her sponsor.

Also Read: 'Novitiate' Review: Melissa Leo Grounds a Visually Striking Study in Faith

“We get what we think we deserve,
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LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot

LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot
Following “Halloween’s” massive success at the box-office this weekend, another slasher franchise is looking at a rebirth as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron JamesSpringHill Entertainment are in talks to acquire the rights to a new “Friday the 13th” pic.

Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. will likely take the film. The studio distributed the most recent “Friday the 13th” installment in 2009.

The project is still in early development – no writer or director is attached. The new “Friday the 13th” is expected to feature the goalie-mask wearing mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has been the center of the hit franchise since the 1980 original.

News comes on the heals of Universal and Blumhouse’s revival of “Halloween,” which crushed previous
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Dierks Bentley to Produce Nashville Bar Comedy From ‘Last Man Standing’ Creator at Fox (Exclusive)

Dierks Bentley to Produce Nashville Bar Comedy From ‘Last Man Standing’ Creator at Fox (Exclusive)
Country music star Dierks Bentley can now add scripted TV producer to his resume.

Variety has learned exclusively that Bentley is attached to executive produce a single-camera comedy that has received a put pilot commitment at Fox. The untitled series is set in a Nashville bar, where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night.

The series hails from writer and executive producer Jack Burditt, the creator and original showrunner of “Last Man Standing.” Burditt’s other recent credits include “Modern Family,” “Great News,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “The Mindy Project.
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CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta Rips Trump as ‘Dishonest, Deceptive Person’

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday ripped President Trump as “just a dishonest, deceptive person.”

During a CNN panel discussion in New York, Acosta also dissed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “I wouldn’t put productive and a Sarah Sanders briefing in the same sentence.”

Sanders and reps for Acosta did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Also Read: Michael Cohen Urges People to Vote Against Trump to Prevent 'Another Six Years of This Craziness'

The veteran broadcaster lamented the atmosphere at Trump’s campaign rallies.

“If you want to ask me what makes me the most depressed about my job, it’s covering the rallies,” Acosta said. “At rally after rally after rally, having the President of the United States whip people up into a frenzy and attack the press is the most depressing thing that I’ve ever witnessed as a journalist.”

Acosta
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The FBI Is Investigating More Cyberattacks in a California Congressional Race

Washington — The FBI has opened an investigation into cyberattacks that targeted a Democratic candidate in a highly competitive congressional primary in southern California.

As Rolling Stone first reported in September, Democrat Bryan Caforio was the victim of what cybersecurity experts believe were distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks. The hacks crashed his campaign website on four separate occasions over a five-week span, including several hours before the biggest debate of the primary race and a week before the election itself, according to emails and other forensic data reviewed by Rolling Stone.
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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Taken Off Release Schedule

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Taken Off Release Schedule
Mark Wahlberg’s “Six Billion Dollar Man” has been taken off Warner Bros.’ release schedule.

In May, the sci-fi action film was pushed by a year, moving from May 31, 2019 to June 5, 2020. That announcement came two weeks after director Damian Szifron exited the project.

Szifron, who wrote and directed Argentina’s Oscar foreign-language nominee “Wild Tales,” also wrote the screenplay for the modernized update of the 1970s TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Both are based on the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin.

Also Read: 'Six Billion Dollar Man': Director Damián Szifron Exits Warner Bros Remake

Wahlberg was set to star as former military officer turned secret agent Steve Austin, who undergoes life-saving surgery following a horrific accident and is outfitted with cutting-edge bionic implants that grant him extraordinary abilities.

The film was set to begin shooting this summer.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg Honors 'Boogie Nights' Co-Star Burt Reynolds
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‘Wonder Woman 84’ Release Date Pushed 7 Months to 2020

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‘Wonder Woman 84’ Release Date Pushed 7 Months to 2020
Wonder Woman 1984” has been pushed seven months from Nov. 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday.

“Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!” tweeted headliner Gal Gadot.

Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!

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— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018

“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,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution.

Also Read: Comic-Con Goers Get a Gloriously '80s Look at New 'Wonder Woman 1984'
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