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Sharon Stone, Ed Helms and Jessica Williams are Corporate Animals

Screen Daily is reporting that Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) are to star in the new comedy Corporate Animals.

Directed by Patrick Brice (Creep) from a script by Sam Bain (Four Lions), Corporate Animals will see Stone portraying the egotistical CEO of a firm which makes edible cutlery. During a team-building exercise in Mexico, disaster strikes, leaving the work colleagues trapped underground.

Corporate Animals is one of the funniest scripts we’ve seen and actually a little close to the bone at times,” said Dave Bishop, CEO of Protagonist Pictures. This is not so much a reference to the occasional bit of cannibalism and more the office politics of a small business! Suffice to say, everyone at Protagonist loved it, it’s tremendous fun and we think buyers will find it just as hilarious as we did.”

Production on Corporate
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Sharon Stone, Jessica Williams, Ed Helms to star in 'Corporate Animals' for Protagonist

Sharon Stone, Jessica Williams, Ed Helms to star in 'Corporate Animals' for Protagonist
Patrick Brice directing from screenplay by Four Lions writer.

Sharon Stone, Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) will star in comedy Corporate Animals, which Protagonist Pictures is launching to buyers in Cannes.

Patrick Brice (Creep) is directing from a screenplay by Sam Bain (Four Lions). Set to shoot this summer on location in New Mexico, the film will follow the egotistical CEO of a firm that makes edible cutlery (Stone). During a team-building weekend caving in Mexico, disaster strikes, trapping them underground.

Keith Calder and Jess Calder of Snoot Entertainment (Anomalisa) will produce alongside Mike Falbo
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Sharon Stone Joins Patrick Brice’s Dark Comedy ‘Corporate Animals’ – Cannes

Sharon Stone will star as the egotistical CEO of an edible cutlery company in Patrick Brice's comedy Corporate Animals. The Basic Instinct star joins The Hangover's Ed Helms and The Incredible Jessica JamesJessica Williams in the dark comedy. The film, which shoots on location in New Mexico this summer, is about a corporate retreat that goes dangerously wrong. Stone plays Lucy, the boss of Incredible Edibles, where during a corporate team-building caving weekend, they…
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Cannes: Sharon Stone Joins 'Corporate Animals'

Cannes: Sharon Stone Joins 'Corporate Animals'
Sharon Stone is set to star as a megalomanic chief executive in upcoming comedy Corporate Animals.

Coming from Brit writer Sam Bain, best known as the co-creator of much loved U.K. comedy Peep Show, and director Patrick Brice, behind the Blumhouse hit Creep and its follow-up Creep 2, the film will also star Ed Helms, best known for The Hangover and Vacation, and Jessica Williams, soon to be seen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Protagonist is handling international sales and will be introducing the project – set to shoot this summer – to buyers in Cannes. UTA and ICM co-rep...
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Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson board 'The Sunlit Night' (exclusive)

Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson board 'The Sunlit Night' (exclusive)
Jessica Hecht also starring in feature for Look Who’s Back director David Wnendt.

Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) is set to star in and produce The Sunlit Night for director David Wnendt (Look Who’s Back).

Also cast are Tony award-winning actor Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad).

Mister Smith Entertainment is launching sales on the project in Cannes.

The Sunlit Night is adapted from Rebecca Dinerstein’s novel of the same name. The film is a German-Norwegian co-production between DETAiLFILM in
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Laika casts Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis in new film

Laika, the animation studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, has announced that Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman), Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Infinity War) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) have been cast in its new feature, a globe-trotting comedy adventure from director Chris Butler (ParaNorman) which is going by the working title Film Five.

“Our next film represents an evolutionary shift for Laika,” said Laika President and CEO Travis Knight. “It’s an exciting bridge to our future. Director Chris Butler and the wizards at Laika have crafted a moving work of art, layered with wit and imagination and soul. Plus it’s really, really funny. It’s a privilege to partner with Megan and her exceptional team at Annapurna to bring this beautiful original story to the world.”

“We’re excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Travis and the amazing team at Laika,” said Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures,
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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis To Lead New Laika Movie

Laika, the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, has announced its fifth film. The feature, which is currently being referred to as Film Five, is in production at the studio and will be released in the U.S. by Annapurna Pictures. The announcement was made by Laika President & CEO Travis Knight and Megan Ellison, Founder and CEO of Annapurna Pictures.

Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place, the animation team at Laika is thrilled to be bringing this globetrotting comedy-adventure to life. Film Five is directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman), with a voice cast led by Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover).

“Our next film represents an evolutionary shift for Laika,” said Mr. Knight. “It’s an exciting bridge to our future. Director Chris
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Bradley Cooper to Receive 32nd American Cinematheque Award

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Bradley Cooper to Receive 32nd American Cinematheque Award
Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will receive the 32nd annual American Cinematheque Award at the organization’s annual benefit gala on November 29 at the Beverly Hilton, it was announced Wednesday.

The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Cooper’s colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming months.

“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Bradley Cooper as the 32nd recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita said in a statement.

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“Bradley Cooper is the modern-day equivalent of movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age — a leading man with the shapeshifting talents of a character actor. He is one of the few actors to be nominated for Academy Awards three years in a row for ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘American Hustle,’ and ‘American Sniper,’ Nicita continued. “He showed his comedic chops in ‘The Hangover’ series, which is one of the highest grossing R-rated comedy franchises of all time and has been acclaimed for his voiceover roles in mega-hits like the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. Moving effortlessly to behind the camera, he co-wrote and directed and stars in ‘A Star is Born.’ While he has already worked with the greatest directors, actors and actresses in the movie business and achieved the heights of commercial and critical success, his career is obviously moving to an even higher level of accomplishment. Bradley Cooper is an ideal honoree for the American Cinematheque’s 32nd annual award.”

Cooper was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee. Since 1986, the organization has annually honored an extraordinary filmmaker in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture.

Amy Adams received the honor last year.

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Goosebumps 2 undergoes another change of title

Last month, author R.L. Stine announced that production was underway on the Goosebumps sequel, revealing that the movie was going under the title Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween.

Well, at CinemaCon yesterday, Sony confirmed that the film has undergone a name change, and is now being referred to as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know that the sequel will follow three young friends who have to team up to stop Slappy the dummy from starting the Halloween apocalypse.

Ari Sandel (The Duff) is directing from a script by Rob Lieber, while the cast includes Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester By the Sea), Caleel Harris (Think Like a Man), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Chris Parnell (30 Rock).

It had been thought that Goosebumps star Jack Black would be reprising his voice role as Slappy,
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Crazy Rich Asians Trailer Proves Only Family Is Crazier Than Love

Crazy Rich Asians Trailer Proves Only Family Is Crazier Than Love
The first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians has arrived. This summer has a lot in store for moviegoers. There are the usual sequels, massive blockbusters and superhero movies galore, but we're also getting something pretty unique in Crazy Rich Asians. This is a big studio movie that features an entirely Asian cast. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything else like it, in terms of American cinema. Now, Warner Bros. has released the first full-length trailer, giving us a proper look at the upcoming romantic comedy.

This movie is based on Kevin Kwan's best-selling book of the same name. Based on the trailer, it looks like an extravagant, fun movie that will have a pretty equal balance of humor and emotion. Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) directed the movie. So not only is the cast completely Asian, but there is also an Asian filmmaker behind the camera.
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Crazy Rich Asians Teaser Sets Gold Standard for Summer Comedies

We have our first look at Crazy Rich Asians. The movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling book comes from Warner Bros. and arrives in theaters this summer. Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) directed the contemporary romantic comedy. Now, we have our first brief teaser, showcasing the first footage, with the full trailer set to arrive online this Monday. While the teaser may be brief, there is an awful lot to look at here, with the footage showcasing the lives of some insanely wealthy people.

The teaser doesn't reveal too much, but gives a sense of the scale this movie is taking on. Crazy Rich Asians does appear to live up to its name, as it indeed features a bunch of crazy rich Asian people. It's very rare, if not unheard of, for an American movie to feature such a predominantly Asian cast. Not only that, but
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Look Who’s Talking at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Look Who’s Talking Now!

Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Talks series saw the unlikely on stage pairing of Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand to discuss the latter’s career. Rodriguez revealed that in his household growing up Streisand was already revered as a singer and actress, but when she became a filmmaker it inspired a young Robert to take up a camera himself.

The 2018 line-up doesn’t have any pairings quite as surprising, but there are still some exciting names to see alongside each other such as Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee who’ll discuss their movie passions, while Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and all round legend Robert De Niro will interview Bradley Cooper about his career as actor, producer and director. Other names taking to the Tribeca Talks stage this year include Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Nancy Meyers, John Legend, Edward Burns, Jamie Foxx,
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Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Let Heath Ledger’s Iconic Joker Scare Him Away from the Role

Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Let Heath Ledger’s Iconic Joker Scare Him Away from the Role
In case you forgot, a Joker origin movie directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips, written by 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese is happening. Though the movie still sounds like someone threw a bunch of Film Twitter words into an online generator, the Warner Bros. movie continues to be a very real project. The only element of the […]

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31 Scene-Stealing Animals in Movies and TV (Photos)

31 Scene-Stealing Animals in Movies and TV (Photos)
Even when a the focus of a film or TV show is on its star humans, cameos and small parts by animals often grab attention away from headlining actors. Click through to see our list of scene stealing animals:

Billy Crystal‘s character in the 1991 comedy “City Slickers” adopts a calf and names him Norman.

Once Punxsatawny Phil poked his head above ground, all hell broke loose — at least in one of the seemingly infinite amount of days Bill Murray endured in the 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day.”

The appearance of the cat in the season finale of HBO crime drama “The Night Of” was one of the most tweeted about things the night it aired.

Digby, the king charles cavalier spaniel in 2015’s “The Interview” proved to be both precious and integral to the film’s climactic end.

Yes, there’s an actual goat in the college hazing drama “Goat.” Without spoiling it, the animal is at the center of a tragic plot twist that happens toward the end of film.

Speaking of goats, there’s an evil one featured in 2015 horror movie “The Witch.”

The cat in “Inside Llewyn Davis” knew no bounds, escaping multiple times and to faraway places.

Talking bulldog Mr. Beefy made “Little Nicky” with Adam Sandler a whole lot more fun.

A walrus stood out in another Adam Sandler movie, “50 First Dates,” also starring Drew Barrymore.

The snake in 2000’s “Road Trip” got memorably mouthy.

The tiger in the bathroom in 2009’s “The Hangover” put a night of drunken debauchery among a group of guys over the top.

Comet the golden retriever in “Full House” was pretty handy sometimes.

The bear in “The Revenant” is easily among the most ferocious in cinema history.

Lucky the cat took some attention away from the famously smart-mouthed Alf in this 1990s sitcom.

Baxter! The pooch from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” was quite the little survivor.

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Joaquin Phoenix Wouldn’t Be Afraid To Follow In Heath Ledger’s Footsteps As The Joker

Warner Bros.’ untitled Joker origin film is perhaps the most exciting production presently gestating. When it was announced last year that The Hangover director Todd Phillips would helm the picture, news that Martin Scorsese had signed on as co-producer soon followed, and a casting decision seemed imminent with Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio being eyed for the titular role.

While Phillips and Scorsese remain attached, the rumours about DiCaprio’s impending casting dispersed and have since been replaced with hearsay surrounding another A-lister, Joaquin Phoenix. Granted, nothing’s been confirmed just yet and making things more confusing is the fact that the actor refuses to comment on it.

That continues today, as in a recent interview with Collider, the 43-year-old maintained that he doesn’t know anything about the film. Still, he did say that following in Heath Ledger’s footsteps wouldn’t be a big deal as his take
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Joker: Joaquin Phoenix Wouldn’t Be Afraid Of Following Heath Ledger

Joaquin Phoenix wouldn’t be pressured following Heath Ledger’s take on DC’s Clown Prince of Crime if he ever takes on the lead role in the upcoming Joker origins movie. Directed by The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips while prolific filmmaker Martin Scorsese is being courted to produce, the movie will be a period piece set in the ’80s and will follow the Joker during his days as a struggling comedian.
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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Knows Absolutely Nothing About The Joker

The as-yet untitled upcoming Joker movie from Warner Bros is most definitely one of the most exciting films turning the wheels of production right now. The fact that Todd Phillips, who directed The Hangover, is said to be in charge, along with Martin Scorsese, as co-producer, and rumors that Academy Award-winner (finally!) Leornardo DiCaprio may be showing out as a lead character, have all combined to make for an intriguing scenario. However, while the Phillips/Scorsese teams remains intact, it is now rumored that DiCaprio’s connection to the movie is no longer ongoing. It would seem that Joaquin Phoenix, another well-known

Joaquin Phoenix Says He Knows Absolutely Nothing About The Joker
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Ed Helms' High School Yearbook Photo Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Ed Helms' High School Yearbook Photo Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Oh, high school. Ed Helms took a trip down memory lane on Friday when the hosts of Good Morning America shared a picture of his high school yearbook photo. The photo showed The Hangover star wearing a suit and tie and rocking a sweet hairdo. "You're the original J.B—the original Justin Bieber," Sarah Haines said. However, Helms didn't seem too fond of his 'do. "That is not my hair," The Vacation actor said. "That is a golden retriever that sat on my head. That's insane. Where did you get that?" To see more celebrity yearbook photos, click on the gallery. In addition to talking about his teenage years,...
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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Knows Absolutely Nothing About The Joker

Warner Bros.’ untitled Joker origin film is perhaps the most exciting production presently gestating. When it was announced last year that The Hangover director Todd Phillips would helm the picture, news that Martin Scorsese had signed on as co-producer soon followed, and a casting decision seemed imminent with Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio being eyed for the titular role.

While Phillips and Scorsese remain attached, the rumours about DiCaprio’s impending casting dispersed and have since been replaced with hearsay surrounding another A-lister, Joaquin Phoenix. Granted, nothing’s been confirmed just yet and making things more confusing is the fact that the actor refuses to comment on it.

A few days ago, we reported that Phoenix had been asked about his possible portrayal of the Joker, to which he replied with a “mischievous grin” and said: “I don’t know… it could be an interesting character, I don’t know.
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'A Quiet Place' and 'Blockers' Look Strong Heading into Weekend

'A Quiet Place' and 'Blockers' Look Strong Heading into Weekend
March finished down -24% compared to last year's record-breaking performance and yet the first quarter of the year finished down just -2% compared to last year, thanks in large part to Black Panther making up nearly 23% of the quarter's overall gross.

It's far too early in April to make any declarations as to whether this month will turn things around, but things do look promising with the likes of Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon as well as this weekend's top two offerings.

Both A Quiet Place and Blockers are showing plenty of promise, receiving strong reviews and exhibiting signs of lengthy runs, and be on the lookout for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs as it expands into nearly 550 theaters before going nationwide next week.

Looking to finish atop the weekend box office is Paramount's well-reviewed horror A Quiet Place, which currently holds a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes. Additionally,
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