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The Witches Crew Member Stabbed, Halting Production on Anne Hathaway Remake

The Witches Crew Member Stabbed, Halting Production on Anne Hathaway Remake
Crew members working on the upcoming movie adaptation of The Witches were horrified on Wednesday to witness an apparent stabbing of a stagehand on set. The incident took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, famous for shooting Harry Potter movies. Reportedly, serious trouble began to arise in the studio when an altercation developed between the stagehand and a rigger. This resulted in the rigger stabbing the stagehand in the neck with a Stanley knife, seriously wounding him in front of around 100 other crew members. It wasn't made clear if Anne Hathaway or any of the other lead stars of the movie were nearby when the attack occurred.

Immediately following the stabbing, several other members of the crew tended to the bleeding stagehand. Authorities were then quickly called in, arresting the rigger and placing him into custody on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. At this point,
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Mark Wahlberg movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Fighter,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘Boogie Nights’

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Mark Wahlberg movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Fighter,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘Boogie Nights’
Mark Wahlberg celebrates his 48th birthday on June 5, 2019. The Dorchester, Massachusetts native has brought to life, in the past two decades, a wide variety of characters that have gone far beyond fighting CG robots in the “Transformers” movies.

Wahlberg got his start as a rapper, as the frontman for the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but it was his good looks rather than musical ability that brought him notoriety as the premier Calvin Klein underwear model in the 1990s. From there it was a quick jump to movies, with the young actor getting his big break as the lead in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights” in 1997.

SEEPaul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best

Since then Wahlberg has been working steadily with such A-list directors as Martin Scorsese, Peter Jackson (“The Lovely Bones”), Tim Burton (“Planet of the Apes”), Ridley Scott (“All the Money in the World
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Mark Wahlberg movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Mark Wahlberg movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Mark Wahlberg celebrates his 48th birthday on June 5, 2019. The Dorchester, Massachusetts native has brought to life, in the past two decades, a wide variety of characters that have gone far beyond fighting CG robots in the “Transformers” movies.

Wahlberg got his start as a rapper, as the frontman for the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but it was his good looks rather than musical ability that brought him notoriety as the premier Calvin Klein underwear model in the 1990s. From there it was a quick jump to movies, with the young actor getting his big break as the lead in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights” in 1997.

Since then Wahlberg has been working steadily with such A-list directors as Martin Scorsese, Peter Jackson (“The Lovely Bones”), Tim Burton (“Planet of the Apes”), Ridley Scott (“All the Money in the World”) and David O. Russell.

Take a tour in
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’13 Reasons Why’ Director to Helm Adaptation of Alice Sebold’s Sexual Assault Memoir, ‘Lucky’

’13 Reasons Why’ Director to Helm Adaptation of Alice Sebold’s Sexual Assault Memoir, ‘Lucky’
The writer of The Lovely Bones and Still Alice, which were adapted into acclaimed films with the latter earning star Julianne Moore an Oscar, is getting another novel adapted to the big screen. But this time, it’s personal. Alice Sebold‘s memoir Lucky, which chronicles her sexual assault as an 18-year-old college freshman, is being adapted into a feature film […]

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Alice Sebold’s ‘Lucky’ to be Adapted Into Film by ’13 Reasons Why”s Karen Moncrieff

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Alice Sebold’s ‘Lucky’ to be Adapted Into Film by ’13 Reasons Why”s Karen Moncrieff
“Lucky,” a searing chronicle of sexual assault penned by Alice Sebold (“The Lovely Bones”), is set to be adapted into a feature film by Karen Moncrieff (“13 Reasons Why”).

James Brown (“Still Alice”) is producing the film. Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf Media and Nadine de Barros at Fortitude are fully financing and will executive produce. Fortitude is handling international sales. “Lucky” is currently in pre-production and casting, and it will start filming in the fall.

In her memoir, Sebold reveals how her life was altered when she was raped and beaten in a park near campus as an 18-year-old college freshman. Sebold then fought to secure her rapist’s arrest and conviction. The book sold over one million copies.

“Karen’s work on ‘Lucky’ achieves what every great adaptation should, staying true to Alice’s memoir while imbuing it with the cinematic tension of a nail-biting thriller,” said Brown, whose
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Karen Moncrieff To Helm ‘Lucky’ Based On Alice Sebold Memoir; ‘Still Alice’s James Brown Producing

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Karen Moncrieff To Helm ‘Lucky’ Based On Alice Sebold Memoir; ‘Still Alice’s James Brown Producing
Lucky, a chronicle of sexual assault and its aftermath by The Lovely Bones‘ author Alice Sebold, is set to be adapted as a feature. Karen Moncrieff has penned the transfer of Sebold’s true story and will direct the film that’s produced by Still Alice‘s James Brown. Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf Media and Nadine de Barros through Fortitude are fully financing and will exec produce. Fortitude is handling international sales.

Currently in pre-production and casting, the movie is eyeing a fall start date.

Sebold, whose 2002 bestseller The Lovely Bones was made into a feature directed by Peter Jackson, published Lucky in 1999. The memoir traces how her life was transformed when she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus as an 18-year-old college freshman. While reporting the crime to the police, she was astonished when they remarked how a young woman
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Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches adds Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock as filming begins

With principal photography now underway, director Robert ZemeckisRoald Dahl adaptation The Witches has made two new additions to its cast in Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) and Chris Rock (Grown Ups), joining the previously announced Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Octavia Spencer (The Help) and newcomers Jahzir Kadeem Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick.

The official synopsis for the reimagining of the classic children’s book reads:

The Witches tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe
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Netflix in May: Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Going

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May is a busy month for Netflix, with a long list of new titles coming to the streaming service, including a whole lot of Netflix originals. One to look forward to is Netflix’s upcoming murder-thriller series “Dead to Me.” Debuting May 3, the series stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two unlikely best friends –and one (or both) of them are keeping a dirty secret. As a welcomed bonus, we get a lot of screen time with James Marsden, who plays Cardellini’s impossibly charming, on-again, off-j again boyfriend with a few dark secrets up his own sleeve.

We’re also getting “Tuca & Bertie,” a new animated series about a pair of bird-besties voiced by Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish, and “What/If,” an anthology series that explores morality starring Renée Zellweger. Add to that “Wine Country” starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph, Season 3 of “Nailed It!,
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‘Mortal Engines’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheenan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Regé-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson | Written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens | Directed by Christian Rivers

If Mortal Engines succeeds at anything it’s officially ending any chance of the original blockbuster existing in cinema from this point forward. Although the writing has been on the wall for a significant amount of time now, the Peter Jackson produced vehicle ultimately cements the death of a much-needed ideal in cinema.

Mortal Engines isn’t horrendous, nor is it quote-unquote “bad”, it’s just a calamitous bore from start to finish. Opening in such an effulgent and prolific manner undoubtedly engaging the full concentration of its audience with a tremendous scale and scope of outstanding visuals, but never from that moment forward can it successfully surpass such a
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Netflix's The Silence Trailer: Kiernan Shipka Fights Flying Bat Monsters

Netflix has really stepped up the horror game over the past few years producing such neo hits as Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Suzanne Bier's adaptation of Josh Mallerman's Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock. And today we have the trailer and poster for their new possible hit The Silence starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka. The film comes to us from director John R. Leonetti, who is perhaps best known for helming the original Annabelle flick along with the PG-13 teen horror movie Wish Upon starring Joey King, and let's not let him forget, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation starring Robin Shou and James Remar.

The Silence begins when the world is attacked by a flock of terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, which sounds like, you know, bats to me. Anyhow, when these bat monsters attack the world, 16-year
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Peter Jackson Says ‘Kiwis Stand United’ After New Zealand Shooting

Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson said he and his countrymen are “devastated” in the wake of Friday’s mosque shootings in New Zealand, which left 49 dead and many more injured. Jackson — the first and only New Zealand filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Director, a feat he achieved with 2003’s “The Return of the King” — most recently helmed the well-received “They Shall Not Grow Old,” a World War I documentary in which he colorized and restored existing footage of what was once dubbed the War to End All Wars.

“New Zealanders are devastated,” Jackson said in a statement to Variety. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been harmed by this cowardly act of hate. Kiwis stand united in our love and support for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. We will do whatever we can to help them heal and rise above this terrible tragedy.
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Disney Channel Star Sofia Wylie Launches Aifos Productions Company

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Disney Channel Star Sofia Wylie Launches Aifos Productions Company
Exclusive: Singer, dancer, actress Sofia Wylie, who currently stars as Buffy Driscoll on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack, is taking on a producer title with the launch of her company Aifos. Under her newly formed shingle, Wylie aims to find material focused on strong female storylines that celebrate unique culture and experiences.

The company has already optioned the Ya novel, The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez. Published in 2018, via Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, the story examines the crippling and far-reaching effects of one person’s trauma on family, community, and one’s life. It is described as The Lovely Bones meets Celeste Ng for teens.

“When a certain event or experience speaks to you so profoundly, it’s at that moment you need to get up and create change. That’s the feeling I had after reading Jenny Sanchez’s novel, The Fall of Innocence,
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'Glass', 'Mary Queen Of Scots' repeat UK box office one-two

Awards contender ’Vice’ takes third place on debut.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.31

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Jan 25-Jan 27) Total gross to date Week 1 Glass (Disney) £1.9m £6.9m 2 2 Mary Queen Of Scots (Universal) £1.5m £5m 2 3 Vice (eOne) £1.2m £1.3m 1 4 Stan & Ollie (eOne) £1.1m £8.3m 3 5 Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) £995,173 £42.1m 6 Disney

Glass held the number one spot at the UK box office over the weekend of January 25-27, grossing £1.9m for a 42% drop on its first session.

The third film in director M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy is now up to £6.9m total. Its second week was down
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‘Mortal Engines’ Review

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Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheenan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Regé-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson | Written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens | Directed by Christian Rivers

If Mortal Engines succeeds at anything it’s officially ending any chance of the original blockbuster existing in cinema from this point forward. Although the writing has been on the wall for a significant amount of time now, the Peter Jackson produced vehicle ultimately cements the death of a much-needed ideal in cinema.

Mortal Engines isn’t horrendous, nor is it quote-unquote “bad”, it’s just a calamitous bore from start to finish. Opening in such an effulgent and prolific manner undoubtedly engaging the full concentration of its audience with a tremendous scale and scope of outstanding visuals, but never from that moment forward can it successfully surpass such a
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’: Could Margot Robbie’s surprise SAG nomination open the awards floodgates for historical film?

‘Mary Queen of Scots’: Could Margot Robbie’s surprise SAG nomination open the awards floodgates for historical film?
Margot Robbie (“Mary Queen of Scots”) was among the more surprising nominations last week for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which was a big surge for her film after it had underperformed at other awards season events. Pundits had pegged Robbie and co-star Saoirse Ronan — both Oscar nominees for Best Actress just last year — as major contenders early on this season, but then another film about British royals, “The Favourite,” stole some of its thunder with critics and prognosticators. Is “Mary” once again in it to win it?

SEEwhat actresses have been nominated for playing royalty

Ahead of the film’s theatrical release on December 7, the 18th Whistler Film Festival opened with the Canadian premiere of “Mary,” which Director of Programming Paul Gratton introduced as a “feminist-revisionist” take and an “acting exercise above all.” True to its title, the film centers on Ronan as Mary Stuart, who navigates the politics
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Peter Jackson Considers Returning to Horror, Promises a New Level of Disgusting

Earlier today we passed along the awesome news that Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson plans to restore his early splatter films onto 4K for an all-new box-set. That news had a horror fan like me over the moon excited. But hidden in the article over on THR, there was another super interesting bit where Jackson was asked if he'd ever be interested in returning to the world of gore films, to which he responded:

"Oh, I'm very happy to be disgusting again if the right project comes along. It would be interesting to see how disgusting Fran [Walsh] and I could be in our older age compared to our younger years because we've learned a few things since then. We know a little bit more about the world than we did then, so maybe our levels of disgusting could go into whole new places!"

To reiterate
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TV Roundup: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Promises Clash Between Fire and Ice (Watch)

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TV Roundup:  ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Promises Clash Between Fire and Ice (Watch)
In today’s TV News Roundup, “Game of Thrones” releases teaser video for the final season and the creator of “Doc McStuffins” signs a deal with Netflix

First Looks

Game of Thrones has released a teaser video for season 8, hinting at a clash between fire and ice in the final season airing in April 2019.

Fire and ice. #GoTS8 pic.twitter.com/ixHIsPjyhW

Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 6, 2018

Dates

Nickelodeon‘s new comedy series, “Cousins For Life,” premieres Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8:30 p.m. Et/Pt. The live action series follows Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), a pair of 12 year old cousins navigating their two very different families living together under the same roof.

Oxygen Media will debut a two-hour crime special, “Dannemora Prison Break,” on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Et/Pt. Hosted by veteran correspondent Troy Roberts, the program details the shocking story of Richard Matt and
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First-Time Actress Yalitza Aparicio on How She Found ‘Roma’

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First-Time Actress Yalitza Aparicio on How She Found ‘Roma’
A breakout star in “Roma,” first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio went from small-town schoolteacher-in-training to snagging a lead role in director Alfonso Cuarón’s autobiographical movie about his formative years in Mexico. Aparicio plays Cleo, based on the director’s childhood nanny. “It’s kind of incredible that I’ve had this experience,” she says, “because not everybody starts this way.”

How did Alfonso find you?

He deployed a bunch of teams around Mexico to indigenous communities for casting calls. I happened to be lucky enough that one of those teams came to my hometown of Tlaxiaco, a very small town in Oaxaca. My sister found out about the casting call, and she dragged me along.

We’re told you were teaching school before “Roma.” Were you teaching right up to the point that you auditioned?

I really love teaching; I was actually studying to be a preschool teacher. I had
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‘Limetown’: Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin & Kelly Jenrette Cast In Facebook Series

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‘Limetown’: Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin & Kelly Jenrette Cast In Facebook Series
Exclusive: Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (A Private War) is set to star opposite lead Jessica Biel in Limetown, Facebook Watch’s 10-episode series based on the popular podcast. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (Quantico), Emmy nominee Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale), John Beasley (Shots Fired) and Louis Ferreira (Netflix’s Travelers) also have been cast in the series which hails from Endeavor Content and Midnight Radio. Principal production began in Vancouver on Wednesday.

Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, creators of the Limetown podcast, will write the adaptation, which follows Lia Haddock (Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio (Apr), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.

Character details for the the other cast members weren’t revealed though I hear Tucci plays the leading series regular role of Lia’s (Biel) uncle. The other parts are believed to be recurring.
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Rachel Weisz (‘The Favourite’): Why has it taken so long for her to get a 2nd Oscar nomination?

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Rachel Weisz (‘The Favourite’): Why has it taken so long for her to get a 2nd Oscar nomination?
Some actors who win Oscars are cursed, drifting into obscurity after their moment in the spotlight. But other actors are cursed in a different way: despite appearing in Oscar-friendly work they somehow can’t manage to get back into the race. That’s true of Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress for “The Constant Gardener” (2005), but hasn’t been nominated again in the 13 years since. However, it looks like this might be her “Favourite” year.

Weisz was a strong favorite throughout her “Constant Gardener” campaign, winning both the Golden Globe and the SAG Award on her way to the Oscar stage, and she has appeared in multiple Oscar-nominated films since then — “The Lovely Bones” (2009), “The Lobster” (2015) and “Youth” (2015) — in addition to other projects that seemed like they might appeal to awards voters like “The Whistleblower” (2010), “The Light Between Oceans” (2016) and “My Cousin Rachel” (2017), but none of those caught on with the academy.
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