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Minecraft Movie Will be Written and Directed by Peter Sollett

Matthew Byrd Jan 11, 2019

Peter Sollett will take over the troubled Minecraft adaptation as writer and director.

Peter Sollett will write and direct Warner Bros. upcoming Minecraft movie adaptation. 

Sollett is perhaps best known as the director of the 2008 title Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. In recent years, he has primarily focused on directing television shows. Regardless, this is certainly the largest project from a notoriety standpoint that Sollett has been attached to. There's no official word at this time regarding why Warner Bros. chose Sollett to direct the Minecraft movie, but we do know he will work with producers Roy Lee and Jon Berg on the project. Jill Messick is also still credited as a producer on the film, but she passed away last year. 

While Sollett will likely bring some changes to the movie, it seems that the film's basic plot will follow a young girl who must lead
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Peter Sollett To Direct ‘Match’ For DreamWorks

Peter Sollett To Direct ‘Match’ For DreamWorks
Exclusive: Peter Sollett has been set to direct Match for DreamWorks Pictures. Scripted by Brenda Hsueh, the film is a romantic comedy set in a world where a federal agency finds your perfect match. Dylan Clark and Beau Bauman are producing for Dylan Clark Productions. Sollett's credits include Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist and Freeheld. He is repped by CAA and attorney Morris…
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CBS Cancels '2 Broke Girls'

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2017-05-13T05:21:19-07:00Cbs Cancels '2 Broke Girls'

2 Broke Girls has run its course at CBS.

The network has canceled the comedy after six seasons.

On the bubble for the first time, the Warner Bros. Television-produced multicamera comedy starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs was left off of CBS' 16-show renewal in March. The Michael Patrick King comedy, while a critical punching bag, has been a sturdy performer for CBS. In its sixth season, the restaurant comedy has averaged a 1.9 among adults 18-49 and 7 million total viewers. Sources say a short 13-episode order been discussed for the series, which had been used on Mondays and Thursdays but ultimately the network's lack of an ownership proved to be its demise.

Network ownership has proven to be one of the biggest storylines this upfront season as broadcasters look to have a financial stake in programming amid dwindling ratings and ad dollars.
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Captain Marvel Is the Strongest Hero in the McU Says Kevin Feige

Captain Marvel Is the Strongest Hero in the McU Says Kevin Feige
Marvel always has a few surprises up its sleeve during their annual Comic-Con appearance, and this year, they capped off their panel by officially announcing that Brie Larson is playing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel doesn't hit theaters until March 8, 2019, but directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo hinted this summer that she could make her McU debut in Avengers: Infinity War, which still hasn't been confirmed yet. While promoting Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige offered some new details about this superhero, who will apparently be the most powerful in the McU.

During an interview earlier this month, Kevin Feige made it clear that this Captain Marvel movie will be an origin story, although he wouldn't divulge any plot details. During an new interview with Vulture, he teased that Captain Marvel will be the strongest characer the McU has ever seen, but she'll also be quite flawed. Here's
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Who Should Direct Captain Marvel? Marvel Narrows Their Search Down to 3 Choices

Marvel Studios is closing in on hiring a director to helm Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. According to THR, the studio has narrowed it down to three directors, who are Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Lorene Scafaria.

Niki Caro has been mentioned as a possibility before. She is the director of the wonderfully made 2002 film Whale Rider. She went on to direct Charlize Theron in a film called North Country; Kevin Costner in McFarland, USA; and Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife. Caro is a solid storyteller who has made some fantastic films.

Lesli Linka Glatter comes from the TV side of entertainment. She has directed episodes of several hit cable series that include Homeland, Ray Donovan, The Newsroom, True Blood, Mad Men, ER, and The West Wing. Since TV series kind of have their own style, it’s hard to tell what she could bring to the table for Captain Marvel.
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Captain Marvel Director Shortlist Is Down to These Three Women

Captain Marvel Director Shortlist Is Down to These Three Women
While Marvel Studios won't be the first to have a female superhero movie made by a female director in the modern era of comic book movies, as that honor belongs to Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman, they do have plans to make that happen in the relatively near future. We already know that Oscar winner Brie Larson will be playing the title role in Captain Marvel, now, all eyes are on who is going to direct. As expected, Marvel is definitely looking to go with a female Captain Marvel director, and they reportedly have their initial shortlist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has narrowed their search to three top choices; Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria. That doesn't mean that the studio is ready to make an announcement soon, as the report notes sources are claiming Marvel is taking their time, and being very deliberate. According to the report,
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Hunt For Captain Marvel Director Narrows As New Shortlist Of Names Emerge

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios is narrowing down a list of names for who will take the helm of Captain Marvel. The latest candidates are Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria, and they're said to be the top choices after being picked from a shortlist which was previously revealed to include the likes of Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Jennifer Yuh (Kung Fu Panda 2). Caro helmed the Oscar nominated Whale Rider along with North Country starring Charlize Theron and The Zookeeper's Wife with Jessica Chastain. Glatter is best known for her television work as one of Homeland's main directors (she's been nominated for an Emmy this year) as well as shows like Ray Donovan and True Blood. Scafaria meanwhile wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and recently directed both Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and The Meddler. An interesting mix,
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Thor: Ragnarok — Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh Will Reportedly Compose The Score

I've always wished the Marvel Studios movies could have established instantly iconic musical themes for their characters. There was such a huge opportunity there to create cues for these larger than life heroes that are just as recognizable as John Williams' best tunes, but I think the studio really dropped the ball in this department. Thankfully, they hired Michael Giacchino to compose the score for Doctor Strange, and their latest hire also has the potential to give us something memorable: The Wrap reports that Kevin Feige and company have hired Mark Mothersbaugh to compose the score for Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok.

Mothersbaugh is well known as the frontman for the band Devo, but he's also been composing music for movies since 1987's Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. Some of his notable credits include Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Lords of Dogtown, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist,
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Susan Sarandon’s Mommy Issues

What happens when the private persona of a performer bleeds over into the public creative sphere? The line is so fragile it often rends our ability to lose ourselves in the fictional world of art.

Susan Sarandon is an actor and activist now starring in Lorene Scafaria's odd, unexpectedly moving new film The Meddler, in which she speaks with a Joisey accent yet somehow manages to transcend the pitfalls of her potentially clichéd character, a widow graced with too much free time, money, and a daughter (Rose Byrne, a few colors short of a fully dimensional character) who resists her arrival in the younger woman's adopted home, Los Angeles.

Onscreen, Sarandon ends up mothering a host of unlikely strangers. Off screen she spent years being scolded for her outspokenness -- like Jane Fonda, before both women's place in popular culture shifted to approval for continuing to bare their beautiful
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Watch Susan Sarandon play the most believable mom of all time

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Watch Susan Sarandon play the most believable mom of all time
Susan Sarandon has long had a comic side, and not just because she hammed it up in Rocky Horror and fired off one-liners in Thelma and Louise. The Oscar-winning actress exudes brassiness, and occasionally she picks movies like The Banger Sisters and Tammy that highlight her quirks. (Don't forget her saucy, truly underrated voice work in James and the Giant Peach as Miss Spider.) Now she's playing the most intrusive yet believable mom in the new comedy The Meddler and it's a perfect fit.  Writer/director Lorene Scafaria previously handled Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Her knack for wry, self-possessed characters suits not only Sarandon but also her costar Rose Byrne, who provided the biggest laughs in Neighbors and possibly Spy too. Jk Simmons seems like he's resuming the drollness of his character in Juno here, and I'm ready for that renaissance.
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Get an Exclusive Look at Victoria Justice's Modern Romantic Comedy, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

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Victoria Justice has a fresh, young romantic comedy hitting iTunes on Sept. 18, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, and we have an exclusive clip that gives you a feel for exactly what the movie is about. From the same authors of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List follows two best friends - Naomi (Justice) and Ely (Pierson Fodé) - who draw up a "no-kiss list" for the names of the boys neither of them can kiss, so they can avoid ruining their friendship if they ever like the same guy. By virtue of it being the title, you know the idea is never going to work out, but it'll be fun to watch them try. What makes the iTunes exclusive release of the movie even better is that 10 percent of presales will be donated to The Trevor Project, the organization devoted to providing crisis intervention
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Kat Dennings In "Byrdie"

Sneak Peek new images of actress Kat Dennings ("Thor The Dark World"), in the July 2015 edition of "Byrdie" :

"...with the help of hairstylist Gregory Russell and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, Dennings seamlessly transformed into her favorite sources of inspiration, from screen siren Sophia Loren to grunge rocker Eddie Vedder..."

A child actress, Dennings career took off after an appearance in the HBO series "Sex and the City", followed by roles in the features "The 40-Year-Old Virgin", "Big Momma's House 2", "Charlie Bartlett", "Raise Your Voice", "The House Bunny", "Defendor", "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist", "Thor" and "Thor The Dark World".

Dennings currently co-stars in the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls".

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9 uplifting films on Netflix to get you through winter

9 uplifting films on Netflix to get you through winter
Winter is long and hard, and it seems to just get harder as we wade further and further in. The days keep getting colder and greyer, summer feels a long way off, and sometimes the only rational option is to hole up on the sofa and watch some feel good films to help you forget the world outside.

Here are some of Digital Spy's favourite movies - all available on to watch on Netflix right now - to help us get through the season that never seems to end:

1. Forrest Gump

The unlikely adventures of Forrest Gump, a man who trips with blissful unawareness through some of the most important events of 20th century Us history are endlessly quotable, totally hilarious and offers a look at the world through clear, innocent eyes.

This is Tom Hanks at his very best, and you can compare Robin Wright's performance in this
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Casting Net: Tom Welling and more complete cast of Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

Casting Net: Tom Welling and more complete cast of Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'
• The final pieces have been put in place in order to make The Choice, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted to the screen. Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) and Maggie Grace (Taken 2) have completed the cast that already includes Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Tom Wilkinson. Ross Katz is directing the story adapted by Bryan Sipe about a love affair between neighbors Travis (Walker) and Gabby (Palmer). Welling will play Ryan, Gabby's boyfriend who complicates the relationship and forces her to make a choice between the two. [THR] • Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez has joined Gerard Butler
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Daniel Radcliffe Set to Lead 'You Shall Know Our Velocity' Adaptation

After getting our first look at the adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks, another film based on the author's work is on the way. A press release from International Film Trust has announced from Cannes that Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his interesting career following the international blockbuster sensation with an adaptation of Eggers' first novel You Shall Know Our Velocity from 2002. And directing is Peter Sollett, who previously brought book Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to the big screen and found indie success with Raising Victor Vargas. For those who might not be familiar with the book, Eggers' debut tale follows two mismatched friends, Will (Radcliffe), bookish and lovingly awkward, and Hand (yet to be cast), bold and a self-proclaimed ladies’ man, who set out on a two week trip, equipped with round-the-world plane tickets and a $32,000 insurance
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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in You Shall Know Our Velocity; Nicolas Cage Leads The Runner; Djimon Hounsou and Alexis Knapp Join One

A few casting notices: Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity, director Peter Sollett's (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel. Nicolas Cage will star in the contemporary political drama The Runner, the feature directorial debut of Austin Stark (Detachment). Djimon Hounsou and Alexis Knapp are attached to star in the action/adventure One, written and directed by Murali Thalluri (2:37). See the press releases after the jump for more details on each project. You Shall Know Our Velocity Daniel Radcliffe Attached To Star In Process And Benaroya Pictures’ ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’ To Be Directed By Peter Sollett And Based On Dave Eggers’ Best-selling Novel International Film Trust To Handle Foreign Rights Cannes May 17 2014 – Daniel Radcliffe (Kill Your Darlings, Harry Potter film series) is attached to star in Peter Sollett’s (Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist) comedy You
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Daniel Radcliffe Joins 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'

Daniel Radcliffe Joins 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'
Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to star in the adaptation You Shall Know Our Velocity for Benaroya Pictures and International Film Trust.

The story centers on two longtime friends, the awkward Will (Daniel Radcliffe) and self-proclaimed ladies man Hand, who take a two-week journey around the world to help those in need, by using a $32,000 insurance payoff from their friend's fatal car accident.

Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Wells Towers, with Michael Benaroya producing alongside Tim Perrell, who acquired the rights to the novel back in 2007. Miguel Arteta initially was attached to direct when the rights were acquired, but he is no longer involved. International Film Trust is shopping the international rights at Cannes, while UTA is handling the domestic rights. Production is scheduled to begin next spring.

Since wrapping up the Harry Potter franchise in 2011, Daniel Radcliffe has shot five movies,
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Daniel Radcliffe Attached to David Eggers' You Shall Know Our Velocity

Daniel Radcliffe continues to find interesting projects in which to star following his turn as Harry Potter in the successful movie franchise based on Jk Rowling's book series, and word comes out of Cannes that he's now been attached to star in an adaptation of Dave Eggers' bestselling novel You Shall Know Our Velocity, which will be directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist).
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Exarchopoulos Joins Bastille Day; Shannon on Board for Freeheld; Rourke and Wolff to Lead Ashby; McAdams and Nyong’o Circling Soutpaw

With the Cannes Film Festival underway, plenty of wheeling and dealing is going down, so that means lots of casting news. Briefly: Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color) is joining Idris Elba in James Watkins' Bastille Day. Michael Shannon will co-star with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld. Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Sarah Silverman will star in Ashby. Rachel McAdams and Lupita Nyong'o are circling the drama Southpaw. Hit the jump for more on this casting news. According to Deadline, Adèle Exarchopoulos will star alongside Idris Elba in the action flick Bastille Day. As we previously reported, the film revolves around "a U.S. operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American boy ‘disappear’ in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the boy is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro.
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Warner Bros. Acquires Supernatural Ya Novel 'Invisibility'

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to David Levithan and Andrea Cremer's supernatural young adult novel Invisibility.

The story centers on a 16-year-boy named Stephen, who was born invisible to the rest of the world. His life is changed forever when he meets his new neighbor Elizabeth, the only person who can see him. Together they set off on a journey to learn more about his mysterious affliction, as they uncover a number of curses and spells along the way.

The studio hasn't attached a writer or a director to the project, with Niija Kuykendall and Cate Adams overseeing for the studio.

David Levithan is the author of the popular novel Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which was adapted into the feature of the same name in 2008. Andrea Cremer is behind the Nightshade young adult novel series. Invisibility was published in May 2013 by Philomel.
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