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Michael B. Jordan Takes On Age-Less Man Thriller ‘Methusaleh’ At Warner Bros

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Michael B. Jordan Takes On Age-Less Man Thriller ‘Methusaleh’ At Warner Bros
Exclusive: Warner Bros will re-develop Methusaleh as a star vehicle for Michael B. Jordan to play a man who has managed to stay alive for over 400 years. Jordan’s Outlier Society has joined as producers Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.

Warner Bros has been trying to get this one up and running for years, with myriad writers and leading men that at one time included Tom Cruise. It’s got a Highlander-like mythology and franchise potential. The idea is for Jordan to play a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills. Zach Dean is among the writers who’ve written versions.

Jordan is coming off the one-two punch of Black Panther and Creed II. Since signing a deal at Warner Bros,
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William Sadler to Return as Grim Reaper in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

William Sadler to Return as Grim Reaper in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’
The long-awaited third film in the “Bill & Ted” series is taking shape, as William Sadler, the actor who played the Grim Reaper in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” is reprising his role in the sequel.

The official Twitter feed for the film announced the news in a tweet Monday following many fan questions, confirming that Sadler’s version of Death will appear in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.”

Sadler joins Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in the reunion film that follows the events of “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” in which the now middle-aged Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure to fulfill their destiny as the band Wyld Stallions to bring harmony to the universe through the power of their music. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.
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Apple Uses Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, Reese Witherspoon & More To Show Why New TV+ Service Is Netflix…But Better

Apple Uses Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, Reese Witherspoon & More To Show Why New TV+ Service Is Netflix…But Better
It’s said (and proven time and again) that Apple is a company that isn’t the first to innovate with a gadget or technology, but it often does those gadgets and tech better than its competition (and often at a steeper price). And with the new Apple TV service, the company is attempting to venture into the world of streaming services by taking what Netflix has innovated and doing it…better.

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‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ Renewed for Third Seasons at Fox

‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ Renewed for Third Seasons at Fox
Both “9-1-1” and “The Resident” will be returning for third seasons on Fox, Variety has learned.

The news comes as the two shows, which are paired together on Monday nights, are on course to finish with solid ratings in their sophomore seasons.

“’9-1-1 redefined’ what a procedural series can be, consistently delivering edge-of-your-seat emergencies, mixed with emotional story arcs and incredible performances from one of the most powerful teams of actors on television,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox in a statement. “Kudos to Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and their entire crew, as well
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Sophie Turner Talks Social Media Backlash After Revelation She Told Friends ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending

Sophie Turner Talks Social Media Backlash After Revelation She Told Friends ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending
It would appear that “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner has a love/hate relationship with social media. While the young actress has revealed previously that social media has proven crucial for her landing roles, this time the actress talks about the way that Twitter has bitten back, specifically with her role in the mega-popular HBO series.

In a recent interview, Turner revealed that she had spoken with friends about what happens at the end of the final season of “Game of Thrones” because she’s admittedly terrible about keeping secrets.

Continue reading Sophie Turner Talks Social Media Backlash After Revelation She Told Friends ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending at The Playlist.
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Vanessa Kirby Joins Sci-Fi Movie ‘StarDream’ From ‘The Wife’ Director Bjorn Runge (Exclusive)

Vanessa Kirby Joins Sci-Fi Movie ‘StarDream’ From ‘The Wife’ Director Bjorn Runge (Exclusive)
The Crown” star Vanessa Kirby is swapping British royalty for outer space after signing on for “StarDream,” the upcoming sci-fi movie from “The Wife” helmer Bjorn Runge.

Kirby takes the lead role of Andreya in the Silver Reel and Bigscope Films-produced picture, which follows the story of a spaceship hastily constructed to transport hundreds of thousands of cryogenically frozen humans from a failing planet Earth. When the on-board computer malfunctions, coder Andreya develops an artificial intelligence-based solution that she calls Stephen. But Stephen develops a profound attachment to Andreya, compromising the mission and the future of the human race.

Kirby landed a BAFTA for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in “The Crown.” She left the Netflix show after it welcomed a new cast for its latest seasons, appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and has since signed on for Adam Leon’s untitled New York-set feature and Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come.
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‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Us’ Have Pushed ‘The Right Stuff’ Back Into the Spotlight

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‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Us’ Have Pushed ‘The Right Stuff’ Back Into the Spotlight
Over the past three weeks, moviegoers have flocked to see “Captain Marvel,” and this past weekend, many of them came back to theaters to see Jordan Peele’s acclaimed horror film “Us.” By sheer coincidence, both of these very different films make reference to the same classic 1980s film: “The Right Stuff.”

In “Captain Marvel,” the nod to the Best Picture Oscar nominee comes when Vers — a.k.a. Carol Danvers — crash lands on Earth and finds herself in a Blockbuster Video. As she looks around, she picks up a VHS copy of “The Right Stuff,” which was one of the inspirations behind the film.

The Right Stuff” tells the true story of the seven military pilots who were selected for the Nasa project to launch the first ever manned spaceflight. In a similar way,
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French Women’s Drama ‘Purple’ Wins Series Mania Co-Pro Pitching Sessions

Lille, France — At an awards ceremony on Monday night, French drama series “Purple” was announced as the winner of the Series Mania Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, scoring a cash prize of €50,000, the TV festival’s main industry award.

The ceremony was hosted by Series Mania founder and general director Laurence Herszberg and jury president Meghan Lyvers, senior vice president of co-production and development at CBS Studios Intl.

“Purple” comes from Paris-based Mother Productions, currently in development on Season 4 of their hit show ‘Call My Agent!’ who are teaming with Silex Films (“French Touch”) and writers Judith Havas, Noémie de Lapparent.

An eight-part,
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Growing Up ‘Game of Thrones’

There have been all manner of supernatural manifestations, many of them quite unpleasant, on HBO’s Game of Thrones, which begins its eighth and final season in April: resurrections, premonitions, psychic time travel, a killer shadow baby, a vast army of dead dudes, a fireproof queen, a zombie dragon, regular dragons. (And over in the unnatural category, a truly weird amount of incest.) But one of the first inexplicable GoT events was far more benign — sweet, even. From the moment a 12-year-old Maisie Williams caught sight of 13-year-old Sophie Turner
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Cannes: Nadine Labaki to Head Un Certain Regard Jury

Cannes: Nadine Labaki to Head Un Certain Regard Jury
Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki has been named president of the jury for Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

The Festival said Labaki had been chosen after “moving hearts and minds at the last Festival de Cannes with her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated ‘Capernaum,’ which won the Jury Prize.”

The organizers noted Labaki’s films have all been unveiled in Cannes. She succeeds Benicio Del Toro as president of the jury of the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

Labaki spoke about her deep connections with Cannes, which she has attended since she was a film student over a decade ago.

“Today, I am the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, which just goes to show that sometimes life can be even better than your dreams,” she said. “I can’t wait to see the films in the Selection. I can’t wait to debate and discuss, to be shaken up, to
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European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Law

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a controversial new law that could fundamentally change the way EU citizens, content creators and online platforms use the Internet.

The European Union copyright directive will overhaul copyright law in Europe, updating legislation for the Internet age. The legislation —some five years in the making — passed Tuesday with a vote of 348 votes for and 274 against at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

There was huge opposition to the directive, both from digital media giants like Facebook and YouTube, who fear the new law will undermine their business model, and from ordinary ...
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Netflix Unveils Four More French Originals, ‘Gims,’ ‘Anelka,’ ‘Move,’ ‘Of Earth And Blood’

As it prepares to open a fully-staffed office in France and ramp up its investment in local originals, Netflix has unveiled three new documentaries, “Move” (working title), “Gims” (working title), and “Anelka” (working title), and the feature film “Of Earth And Blood” while at Series Mania in Lille.

Announced during a panel with Netflix’s commissioning team, the titles will be launching on Netflix from 2020 and will be available in over 190 countries for the streamers’s 139 million members worldwide.

A documentary series, “Move” portrays six contemporary dance choreographers from totally different backgrounds, ranging from the Spanish flamenco to the vertiginous gaga dance,
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Netflix Unveils Four More French Originals, ‘Gims,’ ‘Anelka,’ ‘Move,’ ‘Of Earth And Blood’

As it prepares to open a fully-staffed office in France and ramp up its investment in local originals, Netflix has unveiled three new documentaries, “Move” (working title), “Gims” (working title), and “Anelka” (working title), and the feature film “Of Earth And Blood” while at Series Mania in Lille.

Announced during a panel with Netflix’s commissioning team, the titles will be launching on Netflix from 2020 and will be available in over 190 countries for the streamers’s 139 million members worldwide.

A documentary series, “Move” portrays six contemporary dance choreographers from totally different backgrounds, ranging from the Spanish flamenco to the vertiginous gaga dance, and from Jamaïcan dancehall to American urban and contemporary dance. “‘Move’ will explore the choreographers’ personal histories, chaotic career paths, convictions and their translation into bodies, gestures, grace, sweat, boldness and determination,” said Netflix in a statement. “Move” is produced by Falabracks and Gaumont.

“Gims” is a documentary
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Cannes: Nadine Labaki Named Un Certain Regard Jury President

Cannes: Nadine Labaki Named Un Certain Regard Jury President
Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, whose Capernaum was nominated in the best foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards this year, will head up this year's jury of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

The festival unveiled the director as head of the sidebar jury on Tuesday.

"After moving hearts and minds at the last Festival de Cannes with her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated Capernaum, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki will be taking over from actor Benicio Del Toro as president of the Un Certain Regard Jury for ...
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Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Wins Big at Polish Film Awards

Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Wins Big at Polish Film Awards
Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War dominated the Polish Eagles, Poland's biggest film honors, in Warsaw late Monday, picking up seven awards.

The black-and-white drama of a tortured romance played out across Europe's Cold War era's political fault lines, scooped up the awards for best film, best director (Pawlikowski), best script (Pawlikowski and Janusz Glowacki) and best cinematography (Lukasz Zal). The film also picked up the honors for best actress for Joanna Kulig, best editing (Jaroslaw Kaminski) and best sound (Maciej Pawlowski, Miroslaw Makowski).

For a film that was also shortlisted for an Oscar last month in the ...
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After Mueller Report, Colbert Tells Trump He’s Sorry – That Trump Is ‘a Terrible President’ (Video)

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After Mueller Report, Colbert Tells Trump He’s Sorry – That Trump Is ‘a Terrible President’ (Video)
On Monday, Stephen Colbert took a moment to process his feelings about the end of Robert Mueller’s investigation — specifically U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s assertion that Mueller’s report says there is no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump.

First, Colbert said the “anticlimactic” end of Mueller’s investigation was worse than the “Lost” finale. “I mean, what about the smoke monster, was it real or not? And if not,” asked Colbert during the show’s opening monologue, “why have so many members of Trump’s campaign plead guilty to lying about meeting with the smoke monster?”

“Why couldn’t have this been like the ending of ‘Seinfeld,'” Colbert continued. “Still disappointing, but at least they’re all in jail.”

Also Read: Mueller Finds No Evidence of Trump Collusion With Russia, Justice Department Declines Obstruction Charge

After that, Colbert noted how “now that Barr says
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‘Charmed’ Reboot Changes Showrunners – Craig Shapiro and Elizabeth Kruger to Take Over

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The CW’s “Charmed” reboot is changing bosses.

Faking It” creator Carter Covington, who served as showrunner on Season 1 of the supernatural drama, is exiting ahead of the previously announced second season.

Covington will be replaced by “Salvation” duo Craig Shapiro and Elizabeth Kruger, who are under an overall deal at CBS Television Studios, as the CBS-produced series heads in a new creative direction.

Also Read: The CW Renews 10 Shows, Including Freshmen 'Charmed' and 'Legacies'

Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery star in the freshman series about a trio of sister witches, a reboot of the WB series of the same name, which originally aired from 1998 to 2006.

Developed by “Jane the Virgin” duo Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin along with “Jane” creator Jennie Snyder-Urman, the show was picked up for a second season by The CW along with nine other shows earlier this year.
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Women in Film Adds Five to 2019 Board of Directors

The Los Angeles branch of Women in Film has elected five industry leaders to its board of directors. They are:

Tracy McGrath, a senior physical production executive for Amazon's Original Movies division. She previously oversaw productions at New Regency, Miramax/Dimension and Buena Vista Pictures, and was the first senior vice president of physical production at CBS Films.

Vanessa Morrison, who as president of Fox Family oversees all of Twentieth Century Fox's family-friendly live-action, animated and hybrid film and TV projects, including Ferdinand and the Ice Age franchise. She also serves on the Women in Animation Advisory Board and Uc Berkeley Office ...
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‘9-1-1': Kenneth Choi on Chimney’s Origin Story – and Why Horrible Things Keep Happening to Him

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‘9-1-1': Kenneth Choi on Chimney’s Origin Story – and Why Horrible Things Keep Happening to Him
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Monday’s episode of “9-1-1,” titled “Chimney Begins”)

Welp, we still don’t know if Chimney will live or die — but we do know way more about Chimney.

Tonight’s episode of “9-1-1” jumped between scenes of Kenneth Choi’s character (possibly?) bleeding to death outside Maddie’s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) apartment in the present day and an origin story that revealed how Chimney — err, Howard came to Station 118 many years ago.

TheWrap spoke with Choi about the beginnings of Chimney on Monday’s episode, aptly titled “Chimney Begins.” But before we go back to 2005, we tried to get the Fox first-responder drama’s star to tell us what’s going to happen to our boy in the future.

“All I can say is that last we saw him, he was in that corridor bleeding out, so I really can’t tease much,
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Regina Spektor Plots Broadway Debut With Live Residency

Regina Spektor Plots Broadway Debut With Live Residency
Regina Spektor will make her Broadway debut with a career-spanning live residency. The five-date run is scheduled for June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th and 26th at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, New York.

A ticket pre-sale runs Tuesday, March 26th from 10 a.m. through Thursday, March 28th at 10 p.m. Et. A general on-sale begins Friday, March 29th at 10 a.m. Et.

The singer-songwriter detailed her creative vision for the performances in a statement. “I am so inspired as I plan these five nights on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne,
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