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Meryl Streep joins Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers film The Laundromat; Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in talks

Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh feature, The Laundromat, reports confirm. Both The Darkest Hour actor, Gary Oldman and Antoni Banderas are also reported to be in early talks to join the picture.

Details of Streep’s character are being kept under lock and key but sources describe it as “being the emotional throughline of the movie.”

The film is based on the book by Jake Bernstein titled Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. It has a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns who has a history of frequently working alongside Soderbergh.

Also in the news – Chris Evans to lead Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland

The Panama Papers were leaked documents that showed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, allowed the wealthy and the connected to funnel money illegally in and around the world.

The documents contain personal financial
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Joey King Joins Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien In Thriller ‘The Bayou’ — Cannes

Joey King Joins Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien In Thriller ‘The Bayou’ — Cannes
Exclusive: Wish Upon and Summer 03 star Joey King is joining Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien in crime-thriller The Bayou, I can reveal. Shoot is due to get underway in New Orleans in June on the project, which we revealed this week. It will be Oldman’s first movie since his Oscar win for The Darkest Hour. Pic is being sold and produced by Millennium Media, which is cooking up deals in Cannes. O'Brien will play the protégé of a hitman (Oldman)…
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Amy Adams Signs on to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘The Woman in the Window’

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Amy Adams Signs on to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘The Woman in the Window’
Amy Adams has been cast as the lead in Joe Wright’s “The Woman in the Window,” Fox 2000 announced Wednesday.

The Woman in the Window” is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, 2018’s best-selling adult fiction title.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for the studio. Tracy Letts wrote the screenplay, while Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing.

See Video: 'Sharp Objects' Trailer: An Unstable Amy Adams Returns to Her Creepy Southern Roots

The book follows a child psychologist who lives alone in a New York suburb with a case of agoraphobia so debilitating that she hasn’t left the house in months. She wastes her time watching movies and spying on her neighbors until she witnesses a horrible crime taking place in the house across the park.

Amy Adams will next star in “Sharp Objects” for HBO, where she serves as an executive producer as well. She will also next star in Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming film opposite Christian Bale. She is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Wme.

Also Read: 'Sharp Objects': First Look at Amy Adams in HBO Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Debut Novel

Wright’s most recent film is “The Darkest Hour” which was nominated for six Academy Awards. It won for Best Actor. He is represented by Independent Talent Group, CAA and Slate PR.

Read original story Amy Adams Signs on to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘The Woman in the Window’ At TheWrap
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Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’

Amy Adams to Star in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’
Amy Adams is set to star in the Fox 2000 film “The Woman in the Window” with Joe Wright directing.

Tracy Letts penned the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.

The pic is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018. With more than one million copies sold in the United States, the novel has additionally topped the bestseller charts in multiple countries and is currently published in 38 languages.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for Fox 2000.

Adams will next be seen starring in “Sharp Objects” for HBO, where she serves as an executive producer as well. She will also star as Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming Dick Cheney film opposite Christian Bale. Adams is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Wme, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Are Changing the Face of Digital De-Aging

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Are Changing the Face of Digital De-Aging
Digital de-aging is Hollywood’s latest tech toy. However, the controversial CG process faces a major test next year with Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man.”

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino face off as real life mob hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa in Scorsese’s gangster biopic, as Industrial Light & Magic digitally removes decades from their appearances for a series of flashbacks. And elite 50-year-old assassin Will Smith gets stalked by his 23-year-old clone (created by Weta Digital) in Lee’s cutting edge sci-fi thriller.

Obviously, there’s more at stake here than the successful de-aging of Sean Young and Kurt Russell, or Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Robert Downey Jr. in “Captain America: Civil War,” and Michael Douglas in “Ant Man.” Any misstep into the Uncanny Valley could prove fatal. Then again,
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The Morning Watch: ‘Isle of Dogs’ Set Building, ‘The Darkest Hour’ Screenwriter Lecture & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Isle of Dogs’ Set Building, ‘The Darkest Hour’ Screenwriter Lecture & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a close look behind the scenes of […]

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Joe Wright to Direct Psychological Thriller 'The Woman in the Window'

Joe Wright to Direct Psychological Thriller 'The Woman in the Window'
The Darkest Hour director Joe Wright is attached to helm The Woman in the Window, a movie adaptation of the A.J. Finn novel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Wright, who is also known for his adaptations of Atonement, Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, will direct the psychological thriller based on a screenplay adaptation by Tracey Letts. The Woman in the Window novel portrays a young woman, Anna Fox, who lives a reclusive life in her New York City home, often spying on her neighbors, only to one night witness a crime she shouldn't have, which turns her life upside...
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Working Title Boards Satirical Novel ‘My Sister The Serial Killer’

Working Title Boards Satirical Novel ‘My Sister The Serial Killer’
Exclusive: UK production dynamo Working Title has optioned slasher satire My Sister The Serial Killer with a view to turning the upcoming book into a feature, I understand. The debut novel of Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite follows a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has an inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. The Darkest Hour producer optioned the book and will produce it with Big Talk’s Nira Park and Rachael Prior. It’s early days and a screenwriter has…
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Shelter PR Adds National Film and TV Publicity Executive

Emily Lu Aldrich has joined Shelter PR as vp of national film and television publicity.

Alrdich is coming over from Focus Features, where she served as senior director of publicity and awards. She joins recent hires Alicia Wyld and Jerry Rojas at the firm run by partners Cara and Christine Tripicchio and Marla Farrell.

While at Focus, Aldrich worked on theatrical and awards campaigns including the recent Oscar winners The Darkest Hour from Joe Wright and Phantom Thread from Paul Thomas Anderson, as well as Stephen Frears’ Victoria & Abdul and Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled. She also worked on Jeff Nichols’...
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Rakuten TV Empire Awards Interviews and Winners

It’s the final stop on the 2017 awards calendar, and with echoes of the hashtag chatter and acceptance speeches from the Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars still ringing in our ears the team at Empire rolled out their own red carpet this evening.

This is the eighth Empire Awards we have covered, and it’s always a fun event. With the awards voted for by the public it is chance for popular films to claim some awards glory, and the winners this year didn’t disappoint in their fan favourite status.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi took home the most awards, with winning turns in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects categories. It was wonderful to see the success of God’s Own Country making its way from the critics and Academy members to the general public. Amma Asante was honoured with the Inspiration award,
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7 Days In Entebbe – Review

Though the Oscar ceremony is less than two weeks old, the studios are returning to real-life subject matter with a non-fiction flick usually released toward year’s end for awards consideration. Oh, and this true tale from nearly 42 years ago has been dramatized multiple times. It all really depends on this film maker’s take, their perspective. Big battles of WWII have been the source of several films. Just last year the story of Dunkirk was the backdrop for three films: the propaganda romance Their Finest, the acclaimed Churchill profile The Darkest Hour and Christopher Nolan’s same titled multi-story thriller. Now, returning to theatres is the tale of a hijacked airliner and the secret rescue of its passengers back in 1976. Shortly after the incident, the broadcast networks rushed out two dramatizations (later released theatrically overseas), “Raid on Entebbe” and “Victory at Entebbe” were multi-starred TV events that echoed the
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The 2018 Oscars! A Fantastic Show Of Diversity

Despite the reports of this year’s Academy Awards broadcast showing lower than normal ratings, we have to say that overall it was a fairly solid telecast. This year more than ever people were streaming the awards show, as so many have turned to “cord-cutting” and according to digital marketing agency Adtaxi there has been significant change in the way audiences view and engage with award shows.

There were so many fantastic films, actors, actresses, directors and crew nominated this year, that we can’t even begin to imagine what it was like for the members of the Academy to cast those deciding votes on who would win and who would lose.

Each year Age of the Nerd completes our annual list of picks and it was definitely a tight race, as in many of the categories it was truly anyone’s game. We were thrilled to see that this
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Movie Talk: 2018 Oscars Offers Minimal Surprises

On today's Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Perri Nemiroff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following: The Shape of Water winning Best Picture. Guillermo del Toro winning Best Director for The Shape of Water. Frances McDormand winning Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Gary Oldman winning Best Actor for The Darkest Hour. Allison Janney winning Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya. Sam Rockwell winning Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The panel also offers their thoughts on other winners and surprises from the ceremony. [caption id="attachment_674664" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Fox
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Aotn Predicts the 90th Academy Awards!

It’s that time of year everyone! We here at the Age of the Nerd really love movies, if you couldn’t tell, and obviously want to be a part of any celebration of the form. What better way to do that than to predict the 90th Academy Awards!

Each Aotn writer has painstackingly researched, studied analytics, and cross referenced with national databases to get their predictions air tight…or we just kind of guessed based on how we’re feeling.

The winner? Fame, glory, and all that glitters (virtually anyway).

The loser? Well, they’ve gotta write this year’s Oscars recap article.

Let The Games Begin!

S. Christian Roe’s Predictions:

Note: I have reasons for picking these that I’ll illustrate below, but some categories don’t have a reason other than gut instinct.

Best Picture: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water won both PGA and DGA awards already.
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Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue
Right about now, Jimmy Kimmel and his team are probably hard at work preparing his Oscars opening monologue. It’s a major challenge for them, as they may not be terribly familiar with the nominated films. Lucky for them, we derbyites are. And more importantly, we want to help make the 90th Academy Awards the best show of the century.

So Mr. Kimmel and company, here are 25 jokes custom-made for this year’s telecast. All you have to do is read and rehearse. The audience will take care of the rest. Remember, we give you full permission to use any and all of these zingers. And if you’re too proud to take someone else’s material, just say that you were handed the wrong monologue. Trust us, no apology will be necessary.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

1. Good evening and welcome to the Academy Awards.
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Oscars trivia quiz: How well do you know acting nominees?

Oscars trivia quiz: How well do you know acting nominees?
How well do you really know this year’s nominees for acting awards at the Oscars?

For example, did you know that “The Shape of Water” Best Actress nominee Sally Hawkins is dyslexic and appeared as an extra in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”? Or that Saorise Ronan (“Ladybird”) is the second youngest actress to earn three Oscar nominations. She received her “Ladybird” nomination at 23 years and 10 months. The No. 1 spot goes to Jennifer Lawrence who earned her third for “American Hustle” at 23 and 5 months.

And a lot of nominees did odd jobs between acting gigs. Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman (“The Darkest Hour”) actually worked in a slaughterhouse. Supporting actor nominee Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) drove a linen truck.

SEETest your knowledge of Oscar’s trailblazing minority winners and nominees [Quiz]

Several of the actors started out in small roles. Nominee Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) played
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Lauded Writers and Producers Line Up for Santa Barbara Film Festival Panels (Exclusive)

Lauded Writers and Producers Line Up for Santa Barbara Film Festival Panels (Exclusive)
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present a number of tributes to Oscar contenders (among them “Darkest Hour” Oscar frontrunner Gary Oldman and “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan) as well as panels featuring the year’s most lauded film directors, producers, craftswomen, and screenwriters.

This weekend brings the annual Saturday Lobero Theatre “It Starts with the Script” panel, which I always enjoy moderating, with the writers behind the season’s Oscar contenders: Vanessa Taylor (“The Shape of Water”), Emily V. Gordon (“The Big Sick”), Virgil Williams (“Mudbound”), Michael H. Weber (“The Disaster Artist”), Liz Hannah (“The Post”), Adrian Molina (“Coco”), and writer-director Edgar Wright (“Baby Driver”).

And also per usual, this Saturday at the Lobero The Los Angeles Times writer Glenn Whipp will moderate the annual “Movers and Shakers” producers’ panel, with Peter Spears (“Call Me By Your Name”), Emma Thomas
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Unlikely Best Picture Nominee ‘The Shape of Water’ Appears to be the Movie to Beat This Year

These are certainly strange times that we’re living in. Donald Trump is president of the United States (an event prophesied in The Simpsons eighteen years ago). Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a latter day sequel that nobody thought would strike a chord with audiences, is the number one movie in the world right now. And, against all odds and reason, the Best Picture nominees with the clearest chance of winning the film industry’s top honor are horror movies. Although in years past the smart money would be on historical biopics like The Darkest Hour or Phantom Thread, this is a

Unlikely Best Picture Nominee ‘The Shape of Water’ Appears to be the Movie to Beat This Year
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How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films

How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films
Following Tuesday’s Oscar nominations announcement, the year’s best films are going to be in high demand for viewers until the March awards show. While in the best picture category, seven out of the nine nominees are still in theaters, “Get Out” and “Dunkirk” can be watched from home, as can many of the films recognized in other categories.

Across Amazon, Netflix, HBO, and YouTube, here is how to watch this year’s Oscar-nominated films and the categories in which they are nominated:

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” (best documentary feature): Amazon

Baby Driver” (film editing, sound editing, sound mixing): Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

Beauty and the Beast” (best production design, best costume design): Netflix

Blade Runner 2049” (cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, visual effects): Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

“The Big Sick” (best original screenplay): Amazon, YouTube

“The Boss Baby” (best animated feature film): Netflix

“Dear Basketball” (best
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Oscar Nominations Scoreboard: 2018 Academy Awards Nominees Number By Film & Distributor

Specialty distributor Fox Searchlight had a good day on Oscar nominations morning. (Disney take note.) Big hauls for “The Shape of Water” (13) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (7) added up to a winning total of 20. With both films competitive in the big categories, Searchlight is in the pole position to be the big winner at the Academy Awards on March 4.

Arguably the big surprise today was Focus Features with 14 Oscar slots, as “Phantom Thread” scored an unexpected six nominations, including Best Picture and Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Director, on top of the Winston Churchill biopic “The Darkest Hour” landing six nods including Best Picture — a shock as it did not earn a PGA nomination. “Victoria & Abdul” also added two craft nominations.

Netflix earned eight Oscar nominations, a record for the streaming service, with narrative feature “Mudbound” nabbing four, two Best Documentary features (“Icarus” and “Strong Island”) and one
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