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Jesse Plemons Is Also Playing A Villain In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Following the news that Edgar Ramirez has signed up for the new live-action Disney movie Jungle Cruise, we hear that Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons has also joined the cast. Both will play villains in the soon-to-start-production movie, which will be released in 2019.

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall lead the cast of the Disney film, which is based on their hugely popular Disneyland ride of the same name.

Jaume Collet-Serra, is directing.

Johnson is a boat captain who takes a sister (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to posses healing powers. Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings.

Plemons was last seen in the hilarious comedy Game Night.

Shooting kicks off in May. More as we get it.

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Edgar Ramirez Joins Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ As The Villain

He’s currently wowing audiences as Gianni Versace in American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, and now Edgar Ramirez is set for the Mouse House and the lead villain role in their planned Jungle Cruise movie. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ramirez is set to join the already cast Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall in the Disney film, which is based on their hugely popular Disneyland ride of the same name.

Jaume Collet-Serra, is directing.

The trade adds some plot details about the planned film, which is set to roll into production soon:

Johnson is a boat captain who takes a sister (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to posses healing powers. Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings.

They add that Ramirez will play a man with a conquistador background who is one of the story’s villains.
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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville to Headline Bankside’s ‘Normal People’

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville to Headline Bankside’s ‘Normal People’
Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville are set to headline romantic drama “Normal People.” Bankside Films, which is handling international sales and will be pitching the project to buyers at Cannes next month, describes the Ireland-set film as “a story of love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.”

Neeson and Manville star as Tom and Joan, a married couple with an easy relationship and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humor. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as the pair face the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen in the future. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in early July on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Manville joins the production hot off her Oscar and BAFTA nominations for
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Liam Neeson Cast In Romantic Drama Normal People

Liam Neeson has been cast in the forthcoming romantic drama, Normal People. After making a name for himself in films such as Steven Spielberg’s 1993 World War II piece, Schindler’s List, Neeson appeared in several big-budget franchise movies including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins, playing Qui-Gon Jinn and Ra’s al-Ghul, respectively. More recent years have seen the Irish actor earn a reputation for tough guy secret agent-style roles, thanks to his starring turn in the Taken series, Run All Night, Non-Stop, and The Commuter.
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China box office: 'Ready Player One' stays top for second week

With $170.5m total, China is the film’s biggest market so far.

Thanks to the three-day Qing Ming holidays (similar to All Souls’ Day in the West) which ran from Thursday – Saturday, last week’s Chinese box office (Apr 2-8) soared by about 27% week-on-week, the first rise in six weeks post-Chinese New Year.

Ready Player One earned $105.5m in its second week, making it the first Us film to top the charts for two straight weeks in 2018. Standing at $170.5m after 10 days, Warner Bros’ sci-fi adaptation is now the highest grossing foreign film and the fifth highest grossing film overall this year.
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China Box Office: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Hindi Medium’ Win Holiday Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Hindi Medium’ Win Holiday Weekend
Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” enjoyed a strong second weekend at the box office in China. It remained on top of the chart with $43.8 million in three days, for a cumulative score of $163 million after 10 days.

The film also benefitted from a bumper Thursday, when it scored $25.5 million. The day is a significant public holiday – Qing Ming or grave-sweeping day – and very much family time, which effectively made for a four-day weekend. Several new films released on Wednesday or Thursday, in order to take advantage of the holiday, instead of the usual Friday.

Most successful of these was India’s “Hindi Medium,” a family- and education-themed drama from last year, which opened on Wednesday. It stars Irrfan Khan, who has been seen in several Hollywood films, but does not have the strength of brand in China enjoyed by Aamir Khan. The film collected $11.7 million over the weekend for second place,
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Ghost Stories movie review: hasn’t got boo to say

MaryAnn’s quick take… Not an anthology of complete short tales but the highlights from much longer stories only briefly sketched and left maddeningly unfinished. Barely a movie at all, more a tease of one. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): I didn’t love the stage play (but I had completely forgotten I’d seen it before I saw this)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Paranormal debunker Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Commuter) is good at what he does. We can see that from the opening sequence of Ghost Stories in which he reveals a stage psychic — one of those leeches who feed off grief by purporting to speak to our beloved dead — to be a total charlatan in front of his audience.
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‘The Commuter’ Behind-the-Scenes Clip Breaks Down the Art of a Liam Neeson Fight Scene

Liam Neeson has been kicking ass on the regular since his unexpected turn towards action with 2008's Taken, and in the ten years since he's done some of his best B-movie thrillers with The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra. The latest collab from the duo, The Commuter, arrived in theaters earlier this year and with the Blu-ray release around the corner, we've got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip taking a look at the art of ass-kicking the Liam Neeson way. This time around Neeson stars as insurance salesman, Michael, who finds himself embroiled …
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China box office: 'Ready Player One' debuts top

China box office: 'Ready Player One' debuts top
Sci-fi adaptation becomes Steven Spielberg’s highest grossing film in China.

Last month became the biggest March in China’s box office history, clocking up over $850m. Combined with the biggest February, the first quarter of 2018 has soared past $3.36 billion.

Unlike most territories, it wasn’t an Easter holiday weekend in China. In the week of Mar 26-Apr 1, Hollywood retained its dominance as Ready Player One became the fourth consecutive Us film to top the charts.

Warner Bros’ sci-fi adaptation took $64.3m from its three-day opening weekend, beating the 2013 re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D to become Steven Spielberg’s highest grossing film in China.
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Interview with Sam Neill; talking Sweet Country

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Author: Daniel Goodwin

In his incredible forty year career, legendary Northern Ireland and New Zealand raised actor Sam Neill has starred in a multitude of both mainstream movies and independent films, spanning continents, characters, genres and budget sizes. His latest film, Sweet Country, is an Australian frontier drama inspired by true events that embraces traits from the Western genre.

Australian native Warwick Thornton adapts Steven McGregor and David Tranter’s screenplay which tells the tale of Aboriginal farmhand Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris), who accidentally kills an irate white bigot tormenting his family. Kelly goes on the run from law enforcement which takes the shape of the affable Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown), accompanied by his Good Samaritan employer Fred Smith (Neill) who wishes to guide Kelly home to safety.

Before Sweet Country, Neill featured in critically acclaimed commercial thrillers (Dead Calm, The Hunt For Red October), prestige dramas (A Cry in the Dark,
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Vera Farmiga to lead a Neo-Nazi gang in Skin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Conjuring star Vera Farmiga has joined Jamie Bell (6 Days) and Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$) in the Neo-Nazi drama Skin.

The film is being directed by Guy Nattiv (Strangers) and sees Bell as Bryon ‘Pitbull’ Widner, a member of Neo-Nazi gang who faces deadly consequences when he makes the decision to change his life. Farmiga will play the maternal leader of the violent hate group.

Oscar-nominated Farmiga most recently appeared opposite Liam Neeson in The Commuter, and has Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner, comedy drama Boundaries and sci-fi thriller Captive State incoming this year, followed by Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019.

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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding TV Movie

Last Year’s Winner: “Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Still Eligible: Yes. (The series, not the episode/movie.)

Hot Streak: HBO has won more times in this category than all the other networks combined. The premium network has 19 total Emmys. In second place, CBS and NBC are tied — with six wins each.

Fun Fact: There have been four ties in the TV Movie category, but none since 1993.

Another year, another limited selection of TV Movies. After 2017 saw a Dolly Parton special nominated and an episode of “Black Mirror” win, 2018 is looking to be just as eclectic. Not only is Netflix’s anthology series back with another power player — the buzzed-about Season 4 starter, “U.S.S. Callister” — but Amazon’s original series, a mirror image of Netflix’s offering, is coming to play, too.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” earned a bit of chatter for two episodes: “Kill All Others,” written and directed by Dee Rees,
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Details emerge for Disney’s Dwayne Johnson led Jungle Cruise

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Disney’s Jungle Cruise may still be in development but a brief synopsis has been revealed the Dwayne Johnson caper.

The adaptation which is based on the Disney theme park attraction isn’t due to go into production until later this year but already has Johnson attached, and recently revealed Emily Blunt has now signed up to star alongside Hollywood’s hardest working actor.

The synopsis reveals a slightly supernatural feel to the movie in which Johnson previously compared its tone to The African Queen. Johnson plays Frank (Francisco), a witty and immortal riverboat captain who takes Blunt’s spunky scientist down a river to find the mythical ‘Tree of Life’ following the death of her brother from a disease. Said ‘tree’ has curative powers.

Also in the news – Exclusive: Director Francis Lawrence on the change of tone of his filmmaking in Red Sparrow

The film will
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Jungle Cruise Character Details and Supernatural Twist Revealed

The Disney theme park attraction Jungle Cruise will head to the big screen, most likely next year, with production slated to begin at some point this spring. Dwayne Johnson has long been attached to star, with Emily Blunt coming aboard last month, and now the first character details have surfaced for both of their roles. When Emily Blunt joined the cast, The Rock compared the movie to the 1951 classic The African Queen, and while these new plot details have yet to be confirmed, they do sound reminiscent of The African Queen, but with a supernatural twist.

&#8232If this new report is true, Dwayne Johnson is playing "Frank (Francisco)," described as "a witty riverboat captain cursed with immortality," who takes Emily Blunt's character, Lily Houghton, down the river. Lily is described as a "spunky scientist in search of the Tree of Life." Her quest for this mythical tree is, "inspired in
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Next Stop for ‘The Commuter’ is on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital This April

Liam Neeson defies age and thrills again in The Commuter, his latest over-the-top action flick coming to home video this April.

The first stop for The Commuter's home video tour is on Digital HD where it will stop at the station on April 3rd. Those of you waiting for The Commuter 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD editions will find them stocked in stores on April 17th.

The Commuter 4K Uhd and Blu-ray editions include Dolby Atmos audio.

Lionsgate went light on bonus features with only a pair of featurettes: 'End of the Line' and 'Off the Rails'. Might we see a more definitive edition in the future? Unlikely, but you never know.

Pre-order The Commuter on 4K or the format of your choice for a discounted price at Amazon.
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Exclusive: ‘The Commuter’ Trailer Announces Blu-ray and Digital Release

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Exclusive: ‘The Commuter’ Trailer Announces Blu-ray and Digital Release
Liam Neeson has a train to catch in The Commuter, the latest high-concept action flick that teams the actor with frequent collaborator Jaume Collet-Serra. The Commuter will be hitting home video soon and ahead of the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Release, we have an exclusive The Commuter trailer below. Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra are at it again with The […]

The post Exclusive: ‘The Commuter’ Trailer Announces Blu-ray and Digital Release appeared first on /Film.
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What to Know About Black Panther Scene Stealer Letitia Wright

What to Know About Black Panther Scene Stealer Letitia Wright
Watch out Chadwick BosemanBlack Panther has a designated scene stealer!

24-year-old Letitia Wright steals the show with her portrayal of Shuri — the younger sister of Boseman’s T’Challa and Wakanda’s chief technology expert. Shuri’s inventions lead to the coolest scenes in the movie and her wisecracks keep the laughs going.

But the Guyana-born and London transplant is just beginning her career. Here’s what you should know about the rising star.

She was motivated to start acting thanks to Keke Palmer

We have Akeelah and the Bee to thank for Wright’s burgeoning career. The actress
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Shazad Latif on the Voyage From ‘Star Trek’ to the World of Online Jihadism

Shazad Latif on the Voyage From ‘Star Trek’ to the World of Online Jihadism
Back from his maiden voyage as Starfleet officer Ash Tyler on “Star Trek: Discovery,” British actor Shazad Latif has boldly gone into the strange new world of online jihadist recruitment in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Profile.”

The film, which screens in the Berlinale’s Panorama section, is based on French journalist Anna Erelle’s book “In the Skin of a Jihadist,” about her investigation into the recruitment of young women by Isis. It chronicles the online relationship between a British reporter, played by Valene Kane, and Latif’s character, a charismatic Londoner-turned-terrorist in Syria.

“Profile” is the latest in a growing number of “screenshare films” that Bekmambetov has championed, including this year’s thriller “Search,” which present vérité storytelling set entirely on the screens of digital devices.

For Latif, it was an opportunity to work with Bekmambetov, whom he describes as “visionary” and “very good at creating mini-genres.” It was also a chance to explore a “very weird love
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‘Black Panther’ Review: Dir. Ryan Coogler (2018)

Black Panther review: Ryan Coogler kicks off Marvel’s 2018 with one of the most anticipated movies in the studio’s epic series of superhero films.

Black Panther review by Paul Heath.

Black Panther review

Marvel Studios’ first film (of three) set to be released in 2018 is the one with the most expectation. First off, there’s the director and co-writer Ryan Coogler, the 31-year-old helming a $200 million movie as his third feature (following the flawless Fruitvale Station and the outstanding Creed), then there’s the fact that this is the first McU movie post-Thor: Ragnarok from Taika Waititi, a film, for me, that switched up the successful Marvel formula somewhat with its wonderful off-beat humour and unique charm.

There have been waves of horn blowing from across the pond too with the U.S. critics lauding it as the best Marvel movie yet, and then there’s been the
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10 Movies We’re Looking Forward To: February 2018

2018 kicked off in pretty strong fashion, all things considered. Though the first month of the year was still marked by its share of forgettable fare, films like horror sequel Insidious: The Last Key and Liam Neeson action vehicle The Commuter — the former of which currently stands as the highest-grossing domestic release of 2018 — found their audiences. Likewise, the much-lauded Paddington 2 delighted audiences in North America as much as it has overseas, and Steven Spielberg’s The Post entered wide release just in time to land Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress contender Meryl Streep.
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