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Hannibal Buress Joins "Spider-Man"

Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress ("Baywatch: The Movie," "The Secret Life of Pets") is set to join the cast of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in the reboot alongside Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as a love interest, Michael Keaton and Logan Marshall-Green as villains, Donald Glover, Tony Revolori, and Robert Downey Jr. reprising his Tony Stark role.

Details of Buress' role are under wraps. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penned the script and Jon Watts helms the film which just began production today. The film is currently on track for a July 7th 2017 release.

Source: Variety
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On This Day: Marilyn Mania and Sarah Connor x 3

May your 19th be beautiful.

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1536 Anne Boleyn is beheaded. Her tragedy is later reenacted by hundreds of actresses on tv, stage and film including Natalie Portman, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, and Genevieve Bujold (Oscar nomination).

1836 Cynthia Ann Parker is kidnapped in Texas during an Indian raid after her family is slaughtered. That's a tough break but not many people get to live on in history through multiple classics albeit under pseudonyms like "Debbie Edwards" (Natalie Wood in The Searchers) and "Stands With Fist" (Mary McDonnell in Dances With Wolves). 

1925 Malcolm X is born. 67 years later Denzel Washington wins his second Oscar playing him (Shut up! This is our preferred version of history because Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Ugh, really?)

1941 Nora Ephron is born spewing witticisms.

1958 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is released in movie theaters.
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David Hasselhoff unsure about Baywatch movie: 'Let me play the old guy'

David Hasselhoff unsure about Baywatch movie: 'Let me play the old guy'
David Hasselhoff has spoken about his reservations over the upcoming Baywatch movie.

Paramount Pictures recently announced plans to make a new film version of the classic TV show starring Dwayne Johnson.

Hasselhoff - who played Mitch Buchannon in the original series from 1989 to 2000 - revealed to Digital Spy that the update has yet to be written.

"The biggest update that I got from the horse's mouth is that the script hasn't been written yet," he said. "Who knows? I wouldn't been surprised if I opened up the papers tomorrow morning and it says Baywatch: The Movie."

The actor explained that he would have preferred to have continued the franchise himself, adding that he hopes it doesn't turn into a "spoof".

"They'll probably make it into a spoof, the same thing [happened] with Knight Rider," he continued.

"It's kind of sad, because I would like to have seen the franchises go on,
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Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: April 04, 2010

This week:

Titans Clash at the box office, Baywatch swims against the cinematic tide; Wolves are the new Vampires; Curtis Hanson is a Maverick; Sofia Vergara is a Smurf and there’s a Hole is the late summer/ early Fall release slate.

Box Office

Clash of the Titans led the box office over the weekend with a massive $62 million gross since its debut on Thursday. The Sam Worthington effects-driven remake saw a solid start, but the road ahead looks rocky considering the bad word of mouth over the film’s 3D effect. They’ll probably still make a sequel though.

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too was the bridesmade over the weekend after grossing an impressive $30 million. A Perry film always has a built in audience, and this one was no different. They’re also cheap, meaning that this will be very profitable.

How To Train Your Dragon
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The 'Baywatch' movie: A writer's nightmare or dream?

The 'Baywatch' movie: A writer's nightmare or dream?
You're Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to parody the most-watched TV show in the world...of all time. I'm talking about Baywatch, the hypnotic syndicated lifeguard soap that made David Hasselhoff extremely wealthy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has tabbed the young comic writing duo to come up with a big-screen revamp in the vein of Drew Barrymore's Charlie's Angels. How does a screenwriter begin to research such an assignment? Watch all 242 original Baywatch episodes to master the subtle nuance of slow-motion jiggling? Spend a weekend with Hasselhoff to
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New Writers for Comedic ‘Baywatch’ Movie

Paramount has picked screenwriters Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka to attempt a comedy adaptation of the 1990s series “Baywatch.”

This is the first movement since July 2009 when the studio hired Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up co-writer, uncredited The Hangover contributor) to write and direct a story about two unlikely lifeguards learning the ropes next to the sexy veteran characters from the show. That sounds wacky.

The Hollywood Reporter compares this TV adaptation, tentatively scheduled for Summer 2011, to McG’s Charlie’s Angels. Ouch.

Further evidence that Baywatch: The Movie is going for (intentional) laughs: Gatewood and Tanaka’s only feature credit thus far is on Fox’s upcoming comedy The Sitter about an unlikely babysitter (picking up the pattern?) played by Jonah Hill.

DreamWorks purchased the feature rights to “Baywatch” in 2004 for seven figures and commissioned a script that was heavy on the slow-motion action sequences. The studio kicked around ideas
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