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Kumail Nanjiani Reportedly Joins Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's Men in Black Reboot

Your favorite Asgardians are teaming up for a new project, but far away from the world of Norse mythology and Marvel comics. Back in March, Variety reported that Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were in talks to appear together in a new Men in Black spinoff film that will premiere in May 2019. The God of Thunder and a fierce Valkyrie fighting crime in dapper outfits? Yes, please! And fun fact: Chris isn't the only Hemsworth brother who Thompson has worked with on a fun sci-fi project . . . she also stars with Luke Hemsworth in HBO's Westworld!

Two of the Men in Black franchise's biggest stars will not return for the film; neither Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones is set to slip into their suits for the spinoff. But don't worry, there's still plenty of star power behind the scenes in addition to Hemsworth and Thompson on
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Kumail Nanjiani Reportedly Joins Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's Men in Black Reboot

Your favorite Asgardians are teaming up for a new project, but far away from the world of Norse mythology and Marvel comics. Back in March, Variety reported that Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were in talks to appear together in a new Men in Black spinoff film that will premiere in May 2019. The God of Thunder and a fierce Valkyrie fighting crime in dapper outfits? Yes, please! And fun fact: Chris isn't the only Hemsworth brother who Thompson has worked with on a fun sci-fi project . . . she also stars with Luke Hemsworth in HBO's Westworld!

Two of the Men in Black franchise's biggest stars will not return for the film; neither Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones is set to slip into their suits for the spinoff. But don't worry, there's still plenty of star power behind the scenes in addition to Hemsworth and Thompson on
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Liam Neeson Traded His Broadway Seat So He Wouldn't Block Views

Liam Neeson Traded His Broadway Seat So He Wouldn't Block Views
Actor Liam Neeson attended the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Wednesday evening to watch a performance of The Iceman Cometh, which stars Denzel Washington. Being a famous actor, Neeson was given excellent seats to catch the show, but realized that his 6-foot-4 tall body may have obstructed the view of people sitting behind him. So, he decided to get up and switch seats with a couple who were sitting further back. Neeson went from the front of the house back into the cheap seats so that others could enjoy Denzel Washington on Broadway.

The Irish actor isn't known as the most favorite dad in Ireland for no reason. In a recent poll, Liam Neeson took number one as "Favorite Dad," beating out former President Barack Obama, Irish President Michael D Higgins, rugby star Johnny Sexton, and The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. On the other side of the spectrum,
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Red-Carpet Interview: Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Ethan Hawke

Chicago – Ethan Hawke has made 2018 his year, and on June 7th the Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago recognized his recent artistic achievements and his career by honoring him with their annual Renaissance Award. The event included a Red Carpet walk, and an on-stage talk with his friend, actor Vincent D’Onofrio.

Ethan Hawke got high praise for his performance in writer/director Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” which was released in May. He portrays the minister of a Christian church that is losing its congregation, except for a young married couple who seeks his counsel. Hawke is also behind the camera as director for “Blaze,” a biography of country singer Blaze Foley, set for release in July.

Ethan Hawke, Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award Recipient, June 7, 2018

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck photo for HollywoodChicago.com

Hawke was born in Texas, but eventually relocated to New Jersey as a child.
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Film News Roundup: Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson Join Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Film News Roundup: Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson Join Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
In today’s film news roundup, Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” and DreamWorks Animimation’s “Abominable” have rounded out their casts and veteran exec Gary Glushon joins F. Gary Gray’s production company.

Castings

Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Tituss Burgess and Da’Vine Joy Randolph have joined Eddie Murphy in the Netflix biopic “Dolemite Is My Name!”

Production started June 11 with Craig Brewer directing from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Murphy is also producing with John Davis and John Fox. Michael Buegg is executive producing.

The project centers on the life of Rudy Ray Moore, who recorded the Dolemite comedy albums in the early 1970s and used the proceeds to finance the 1975 film “Dolemite,” in which he starred as a pimp and ghetto hero. Moore also starred as Dolemite in “The Human Tornado,” “The Monkey Hustle,” and “Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil’s Son-in-Law.
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Canon Of Film: ‘Big’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take honor the release of ‘Ocean’s 8‘ by taking a look back at one of Gary Ross’ early screenwriting achievements in ‘Big‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Big (1988)

Director: Penny Marshall

Screenplay: Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg

Having seen ‘Big‘ so often, that the magic of it has worn thin on me, I notice on my latest viewing something I hadn’t thought of before, in that now that Josh has returned to being a normal 13-year old, what will happen to him. Is he a normal 13-year old anymore, after spending six weeks as an adult working in the corporate market, having sex with women, earning a paycheck, going on dates, exactly how will his life change after this experience? It’s probably not much of a point that people will observe watching the film,
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Career Breakthroughs: Steven Spielberg

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. First up, Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg is perhaps the most well-known movie director and producer in all of film. He is best known for making entertaining pictures which appeal to a wide audience. Examples of these films include Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park, E.T., and War of the Worlds. However, his films have not only found widespread popular appeal, but many of them are also critically acclaimed. Spielberg has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning twice for Best Director, and once for Best Picture. Some of his best known critically acclaimed films include Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Lincoln, Munich, and Schindler's List. Altogether he has been involved as director in 32 feature films which have grossed more than $10 billion total at the domestic box office when adjusted for inflation.
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Kumail Nanjiani Up For an Alien Role in New Men In Black Film

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who is best known for his work on Silicon Valley and The Big Sick, has reportedly been offered a role in Sony Picture's new Men in Black film. He would co-star alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as an alien character named Pawney.

According to That Hashtag Show, Pawny is "the third sidekick" and a “funny, wise-cracking, sex-driven alien from a civilization that exists on a Chessboard."

Hemsworth and Thompson will play Men in Black agents in the film and Liam Neeson is currently in talks to join the film as the "head of the U.K. branch of the galaxy defenders, in a role similar to the position filled by Rip Torn in the original trilogy."

F. Gary Gray is set to direct the film from a script written by Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.

Nanjiani is
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Kumail Nanjiani In Final Talks To Join ‘Men In Black’

The Big Sick star and co-writer Kumail Nanjiani is in final talks to join the cast of the planned Men In Black reboot over at Sony Pictures. The movie shoots later this year with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the lead roles.

We reported last week that none other than Liam Neeson will play the head of the UK arm on the Mib agency. F. Gary Gray is directing for the studio.

The news of Nanjiani’s potential involvement comes via The Hashtag Show whos source says that the actor/comedian will play ‘the third side kick. A funny, wise-cracking, sex-driven alien from a civilization that exists on a Chess board.’

They say that an offer is on the table for Nanjiani, though there has been no official confirmation of talks as yet.

More as it comes our way.

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Kumail Nanjiani to play a wisecracking alien in Men in Black reboot

Kumail Nanjiani to play a wisecracking alien in Men in Black reboot
With Sony’s Men in Black reboot moving full steam ahead in advance of its May 2019 release date, That Hashtag Show is reporting that Kumail Nanjiani is in final talks to join the project as a wisecracking alien character.

F. Gary Gray is directing the new Men in Black, which will reunite Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, while Liam Neeson is also on board to play the head of the UK branch of the MiB organisation.

See Also: First teaser poster for Men in Black

The as-yet-untitled movie will see Thompson as a fresh recruit to the Men in Black organisation, who finds herself paired up with Hemsworth’s veteran agent on a worldwide mystery. Neither Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones are expected to feature, although it will “acknowledge” the world of the first three movies.

Men in Black is set for release on May 17th
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in June 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in June, including the second season of the Emmy contender “Glow.” And there will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy” and season 8 of “Portlandia.” Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, “The Last Jedi,” and the Oscar-winning “The King’s Speech.”

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including the the sophomore edition of “Luke Cage” and the series finale of “Sense8.” And there will be weekly episodes of “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” fresh from her stint as host of the White House correspondents dinner.

Available June 1

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted!: Season Finale

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians

George Balanchine
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What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2018

With the start of summer comes a refresh of movies and TV on Netflix, and some classic films are leaving the streamer throughout the month of June.

On June 1, fan-favorite flicks “50 First Dates,” “8 Mile,” and “Men in Black,” will be removed, and later in the month Netflix will also lose “Captain America: Civil War,” six seasons of “Baby Daddy,” and the 1974 adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.”

Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix below:

June 1

50 First Dates

8 Mile

Gridiron Gang

J. Edgar

Men in Black

My Left Foot

Neerja

Out of the Dark

Princess Kaiulani

The
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Why Universal was the clear choice as international partner on 'Bond 25'

Studio’s track record with franchises, plus key relationships, won the contract.

News last week that Universal had won the contract to handle international distribution on Bond 25 will not have come as a surprise to many in Hollywood.

For the past 18 months or so, every studio except Disney competed for the right to release the upcoming spy saga outside North America. In the end it was Universal’s track record in managing successful global franchises like Fast And The Furious, Jurassic and the Illumination Entertainment tentpoles that won the day, as well as a handful of key relationships.

Duncan Clark,
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Will Smith Released A Teaser For His New Music On YouTube

After over a decade since releasing his last album, Will Smith teased some new music on his YouTube channel.

In the video, published on May 23 and watched over 1.1 million times, Smith begins by saying he’s “reenergized…creating wildly like I used to.” Then he starts rapping, referencing moments from his career including his leading role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Men in Black franchise, and playing Muhammad Ali in the 2001 feature film, Ali. The lyrics also mention divorce rumors about Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith (which are untrue).

The video, about three minutes long, ends with the words, “New music coming soon.” Smith’s last album, Lost and Found, debuted in 2005. Since then, Smith has focused on his film career, starring in a number of feature films from I Am Legend to Men in Black 3 and the Netflix original movie Bright last year.

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Will Smith Teases First New Album in 13 Years With Epic Rapping Video — Watch!

He's back! It's been 13 years since Will Smith released a new album, so now feels like the perfect time for him to drop another record for his anxious fans. And on Wednesday, May 23, he took to Instagram to tease that he may be doing just that! "Gettin’ back in the studio," he wrote on Instagram next to a video of himself rapping just as well as we remember. "Just warmin’ up." And his followers could not contain their excitement. "Yes! I am here for it @willsmith sounds great!" one user wrote. Another added, Fresh Prince still spittin'...
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Liam Neeson in Talks for Men in Black Spin-Off

Liam Neeson in Talks for Men in Black Spin-Off
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are about to get some company in the highly-anticipated Men in Black spin-off, with Liam Neeson in talks to join the cast. If he does sign on, Neeson will portray the head of the U.K. branch of the Men in Black, although there is no indication as to how large or small a role he may have. This will be the first time that the U.K. branch of the Men in Black has been featured in the franchise, with Rip Torn previously portraying the head of the American version of the Mib.

The original Men in Black trilogy is one of the few that has dropped off at the box office more with each film at the domestic box office. The first Men in Black took in $250.9 million domestic in 1997, with the 2002 sequel Men in Black II earning $190.4 million and MIB3 taking in
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Liam Neeson Joins the New 'Men In Black'; Here's Everything We Know

Liam Neeson is taking a break from his usual set of thrillers to join another sci-fi franchise. The actor best known for his roles in the Star Wars, Dark Knight and Taken series, as well as his Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler's List, is in talks to join the Men In Black spin-off/reboot, possibly titled Mib, which is coming to theaters next year. According to Variety, Neeson would play the head of the UK office of the Mib, basically the British counterpart to Rip Torn's character in the original trilogy. Presumably this will be a comedic part for the generally serious actor, though he could also be a straight man opposite the movie's two standout leads.  Find out more about the existing cast members and everthing else we know about the new Men in...
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Daily Podcast: Would You Go To A Star Trek Theme Park? It, Men in Black, Solo, Watchmen & Arrested Development

Daily Podcast: Would You Go To A Star Trek Theme Park? It, Men in Black, Solo, Watchmen & Arrested Development
On the May 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Analog, It: Chapter 2, Star Trek, Men in Black spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Watchmen and in our Feature […]

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Liam Neeson Joins the New 'Men In Black'; Here's Everything We Know

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Liam Neeson is taking a break from his usual set of thrillers to join another sci-fi franchise. The actor, best known for his roles in the Star Wars, Dark Knight and Taken series, as well as his Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler's List, is in talks to join the Men In Black spin-off/reboot, possibly titled Mib, which is coming to theaters next year. According to Variety, Neeson would play the head of the UK office of the Mib, basically the British counterpart to Rip Torn's...

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First teaser posters for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel and Men in Black reboot

With this year’s Las Vegas Licensing Expo now underway, we’ve got a look at two early teaser posters for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel and the Men in Black reboot. Check them out here via Collider

The Jumanji sequel is set for release at Christmas 2019, and is expected to reunite Dwayne Johnson with costars Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. Men in Black is being directed by F. Gary Gray and will feature Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, with Liam Neeson also reportedly in talks to appear.

See Also: Rumoured plot details for the Men in Black reboot starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson

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