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‘The Twilight Zone’: Sanaa Lathan To Star In “Rewind” Episode In CBS All Access Series

‘The Twilight Zone’: Sanaa Lathan To Star In “Rewind” Episode In CBS All Access Series
Sanaa Lathan (The Affair) is set to star in the first season of The Twilight Zone in the episode titled “Rewind”, joining previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele.

The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964.

CBS announced last year that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

Tony-nominated Lathan most recently appeared on Showtime’s The Affair and produced and starred in Netflix’s original film Nappily Ever After. Her credits also include the limited event series Shots Fired alongside Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, and Richard Dreyfuss, Nip/Tuck and A Raisin in the Sun, as well as films including American Assassin, Now You See Me Too, the Sony thriller The Perfect Guy and The Best Man Holiday, among others.

The
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Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons & Taylor Kitsch Join Chadwick Boseman In Stx Thriller ’17 Bridges’

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Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons & Taylor Kitsch Join Chadwick Boseman In Stx Thriller ’17 Bridges’
Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, and Friday Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch are set to co-star in 17 Bridges, the action thriller that will be led by Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. The pic hails from STXfilms, which acquired the spec in 2016. Mwm Studios, the company behind the Oscar-nominated film, Hell or High Water, has come on board to produce the pic alongside Boseman as well as Joe and Anthony Russo.

Brian Kirk is directing from a screenplay by Adam Mervis with revisions by Matt Carnahan. The pic will hit theaters July 12.

The plot follows a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers
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'The Nun' Looks to Scare Up a 'Conjuring' Universe Opening Weekend Record

'The Nun' Looks to Scare Up a 'Conjuring' Universe Opening Weekend Record
Through the end of July, Warner Bros. was approximately 30% behind where they were in 2017, a year in which the studio topped $2 billion domestically for only the second time in its history. Thanks to the August releases of The Meg and Crazy Rich Asians, that difference was cut down to -21% by the end of August, and, as of September 3, the studio topped $1 billion in domestic earnings and is pacing just -19% behind 2017. We mention this only because Warner Bros. is about to deliver yet another box office hit this weekend in the form of The Nun, the latest film in the ever-expanding Conjuring Universe and this one is looking to deliver a franchise record opening. Debuting in 3,876 locations, The Nun is outpacing all previous films in the Conjuring Universe by a healthy margin when looking at IMDb page view data leading up to release. So much so that our $45 million weekend forecast almost feels conservative.
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Is 'Crazy Rich Asians' Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend?

Is 'Crazy Rich Asians' Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend?
This weekend gets off to an early start with the Wednesday release of the much-anticipated romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club. While Joy Luck Club didn't play in any more than 600 theaters during its run 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians will get its start in over 3,200 locations with plenty of buzz behind it.

Later in the week, STX will release what they hope is a franchise-starter in Mile 22 featuring Mark Wahlberg re-teaming with director Peter Berg, while Sony's Studio 8 will release Alpha.

Beginning with Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name has been making headlines for some time now. Originally published in 2013, the book has found a place on Amazon Charts for the past five weeks, currently ranking as the third most sold fiction title on the site, up
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'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' looks to cash in at box offices worldwide

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' looks to cash in at box offices worldwide
Tom Cruise is back in an action franchise that relies on international appeal.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout launches into the global marketplace this weekend, adding a sixth installment to an action franchise that has come to rely increasingly on the appetite of international audiences for star Tom Cruise, daredevil stunts and travel brochure locations.

The Paramount Pictures and Skydance presentation opens in 36 international markets - including the UK, Russia, Spain, Korea, all of Latin America and most of Asia - over the same weekend it launches in North America, where box office predictions range from around $50m to a franchise-record $60m or higher.
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'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' looks to cash in at box offices worldwide

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' looks to cash in at box offices worldwide
Tom Cruise is back in an action franchise that relies on international appeal.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout launches into the global marketplace this weekend, adding a sixth installment to an action franchise that has come to rely increasingly on the appetite of international audiences for star Tom Cruise, daredevil stunts and travel brochure locations.

The Paramount Pictures and Skydance presentation opens in 36 international markets - including the UK, Russia, Spain, Korea, all of Latin America and most of Asia - over the same weekend it launches in North America, where box office predictions range from around $50m to a franchise-record $60m or higher.
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Weekend Forecast: 'Uncle Drew' & 'Sicario 2' Offer Blockbuster Alternatives

Weekend Forecast: 'Uncle Drew' & 'Sicario 2' Offer Blockbuster Alternatives
Last weekend delivered the largest overall June weekend ever. The top twelve films grossed a combined $271.2 million, of which the top two films — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 — accounted for 84% of that gross. While this weekend's two new wide releases — Summit's Uncle Drew and Sony's Sicario: Day of the Soldado — offer an alternative to summer blockbuster fair, last weekend's chart toppers will once again dominate, expected to combine for over $100 million alone. Overall, Summer 2018 has grossed over $2 billion thus far, pacing ~18% ahead of last year's dismal returns, which resulted in the worst summer movie season in over ten years. This year's summer grosses are contributing to a year that is currently pacing 9% ahead of 2017 while the month of June alone is pacing 16% ahead of last year, currently positioned as the second largest June ever. This weekend looks to keep that pace, expected to deliver a combined gross ahead
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Thailand’s 20% Rebate Makes Country Even More Attractive for Filmmakers

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Thailand’s 20% Rebate Makes Country Even More Attractive for Filmmakers
Producers looking for different kinds of locales for their next projects are turning increasingly to Thailand, which recently launched a 20% rebate on qualified spend.

Indeed, the Southeast Asian country is a land of captivating beauty and exotic locations that filmmakers can use to add production value to their shoots. It’s also a country narrow and dicey alleyways, street food vendors and crowded marketplaces that can deliver a message of menacing grittiness – making it an ideal destination for noir-like stories and steamy situations.

The introduction of the new program has only increased the country’s attractiveness.

Specifically, Thailand’s rebate on qualified spend ranges from 15% to 20%. It can include a 3% bonus for the hire of Thai personnel in key positions, and a 2% bonus if the project in question also promotes Thai tourism.

To qualify, projects must spend a minimum of 50 million baht on local goods and services, which amounts to about $1.56 million.
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Cash Rebate Turns Island Nation of Malta Into Major Filming Destination

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Cash Rebate Turns Island Nation of Malta Into Major Filming Destination
The Republic of Malta – a small, Mediterranean island and major tourist destination – lures filmmakers with its yacht-strewn azure coastlines and historically significant structures such as medieval churches, baroque palaces and ancient fortifications. Producers will also find value in the country’s hefty cash rebate.

Specifically, the rebate ranges from 20% to 25% for qualified expenditures. A 2% bonus is available for productions that feature Malta and its culture, bringing the total incentive up to a total maximum of 27%.

To qualify, productions must spend a minimum of 100,000 euros, or about $118,000. They must also satisfy a cultural test.

Production resources abound on the small island, which is connected by air to many major European cities. Malta is particularly known for its production water tank – one of the world’s largest – which many films use for shooting water and underwater scenes. Plus, a long history of filmmaking has endowed Malta with a deep and experienced crew base.
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Incoming – Review

Review by Mark Longden

The “space / future prison” genre has a long and honourable history. Well, okay, neither of those things are true, but there are certainly plenty of them. From the classic “Escape From New York”, to 1990’s “Moon 44”, to “Alien 3”, both “Fortress” movies, 1997’s “Moonbase”, “Assault On Dome 4”, then getting further down the quality scale to “Starfire Mutiny” and “Total Reality” (there are plenty of others), audiences have been delighted by the implausibility of sending your worst criminals into space when it would be a great deal cheaper and easier to put them in a vault at the bottom of the ocean, or something, for 40 years.

The latest addition is “Incoming”, which first piqued my interest due to its casting of Scott Adkins. Adkins is B-movie royalty – you might recognise him from small roles in “Doctor Strange” and the second “Expendables”, but although his filmography sounds like
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s City on a Hill starring Kevin Bacon heads to Showtime

Showtime has just ordered the new series City on a Hill from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The crime series will star Kevin Bacon (The Following), Aldis Hodge (Underground), Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) and Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire).

City on a Hill is created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck. In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm — and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” In this fictional account, driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhodes (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve,
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Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien Set To Star In New Orleans Crime-Thriller ‘The Bayou’ – Cannes

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Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien Set To Star In New Orleans Crime-Thriller ‘The Bayou’ – Cannes
Exclusive: Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien are attached to star in crime thriller The Bayou, I understand.

The shoot is due to get underway in New Orleans this summer. The project is being sold and produced by Millennium, which will introduce the film to buyers in Cannes. O’Brien will play the protégé of a hitman (Oldman) who becomes determined to save a teenage girl from being sold by a human-trafficking ring. Additional casting is underway.

In the movie, “The Bayou” is where an aging and colorfully immoral mob hit man named Tickie Bordeaux (Oldman) hides his victims. Tickie is mentoring dangerous young Ceto (O’Brien), who lost his kid sister to the crime underworld and now expresses himself on his blues harmonica. They work for crime boss Emmeline, who operates out of a French Quarter gentleman’s club, along with her right hand,
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‘Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien Joins ‘Education of Fredrick Fitzell’

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‘Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien Joins ‘Education of Fredrick Fitzell’
Dylan O’Brien, whose credits include “The Maze Runner,” “American Assassin” and “Deepwater Horizon,” and Maika Monroe, who appeared in “It Follows,” “I’m Not Here,” “The Guest” and “The Bling Ring,” will star in Christopher MacBride’s “The Education of Fredrick Fitzell.”

Protagonist Pictures will handle international sales and launch the film to buyers in Cannes, with ICM Partners and Endeavor Content handling North America.

The film is written by and will be directed by MacBride, whose last film was the critically acclaimed found-footage thriller “The Conspiracy.” Lee Kim will produce for Resolute Films. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures are executive producing.

“Fred (O’Brien) is not a detective, a secret agent or a philosopher,” according to a statement. “He’s a normal guy approaching 30 and going through an existential crisis as he finds himself on the precipice of full-blown adulthood.”

It adds: “After a chance
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong on a Space Station Prison? Find Out in the Trailer For The Sci-Fi Film Incoming

Just in case the government wanted to spend even more money taking care of prisoners, they could always build a prison... in space! The trailer for a new sci-fi film called Incoming has been released and it tells the story of a bunch of prisoners that take over their space station prison. The movie stars Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, American Assassin), and this is the synopsis:

The International Space Station is now a prison -- the ultimate black site. No one's getting out. And no one knows it's there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Scott Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within. 

The movie was directed by Eric Zaragoza, who is
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Scott Adkins On Screen: Five Of His Best Movie Roles

Scott Adkins has been tearing up the screen in Hollywood for well over a decade now. His latest film Accident Man hits DVD and digital download on Monday 16th April, and is an absolute blast – a bit of a corker of a British comic-book movie from Pat Mills (creator of the “Judge Dredd” comic) and Tony Skinner, and well worth seeking out.

In the film, Adkins plays the Mike Fallon – aka the Accident Man – a stone cold killer and the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to avenge the one person who actually meant something to him. Based on the popular UK comic book, Toxic!, the film also stars Ashley Greene, Michael Jai White, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson, David Paymer, Nick Moran,
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Sanaa Lathan Joins Family For A24’s ‘Native Son’

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Sanaa Lathan Joins Family For A24’s ‘Native Son’
Exclusive: Sanaa Lathan has joined the cast of Native Son, the big-screen adaptation of Richard Wright’s iconic book in the works at A24, which made a worldwide rights deal last month for the project. Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson and Bill Camp are already aboard the pic, which has a screenplay adapted to the present day by Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and is being directed by Rashid Johnson.

Lathan will play Trudy Thomas, a widow who is doing her best to raise three children in a small and cramped but tidy Chicago apartment. When her new boyfriend helps arrange a job interview for her eldest son Bigger (Sanders) to work as a chauffeur for a local real estate magnate, a chain of events is triggered that will have devastating consequences for both families.

The film was developed and will be produced by Bow and Arrow Entertainment’s Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman.
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Global Road, Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Team Up on Us-Chinese Co-Production With Tang Media

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Global Road Entertainment will team up with filmmaker Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce “The Last Masters,” its inaugural U.S.-Chinese co-production with parent company Tang Media Partners, it was announced Monday.

Alex Tse, best known for writing Zack Snyder’s adaptation of “Watchmen,” will write the martial arts action thriller, which will be filmed in China among other global locations. Lynn Harris, Global Road Entertainment’s president of worldwide production, will oversee the project on behalf of the companies.

“I have known and worked with Lorenzo for many years and not only is he one of the best producers in our industry, he also has a passion for making great films with top tier talent,” said Rob Friedman, chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment. “Working with him on our first Chinese co-production is a great way to jumpstart this part of our business and is the start of what we hope are many collaborations to come.”

Also Read: China Box Office Sets New Global Record on Chinese New Year - With No Hollywood Movies

Di Bonaventura added, “Alex and I are excited to be collaborating with Rob and his team at Global Road. I love this type of movie, it brings together a sense of tradition, high voltage action, emotional challenges for its characters and speaks to a worldwide audience.”

“The Last Masters” will follow three generations of martial arts fighters who must come together to defeat an international operation that unites legit pharma with powerful drug kingpins.

Also Read: Global Road's Head of Publicity Liz Biber to Exit

Di Bonaventura’s production company, which is based at Paramount Pictures, has produced over 30 films including the “Transformers” series, Angelina Jolie’s “Salt,” “GI Joe,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “American Assassin.” Prior to starting his own production company, di Bonaventura was involved in over 130 productions at Warner Bros., including “Training Day,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Read original story Global Road, Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Team Up on Us-Chinese Co-Production With Tang Media At TheWrap
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Trump Election Story ‘Russian Roulette’ in Development as Movie at CBS Films

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CBS Films has optioned Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s “Russian Roulette,” the story of the Russian attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Isikoff and Corn will serve as executive producers. Nick Wechsler, whose credits include “American Assassin,” is on board to produce.

The deal, announced Thursday, came following an auction of the movie rights. It was made on behalf of the Ross Yoon Agency by Hotchkiss & Associates. Wechsler is represented by Carlos Goodman at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

The book’s full title is “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.” “Russian Roulette” explores Moscow using hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploiting WikiLeaks to disseminate information in order to affect the 2016 election.
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CBS Films Wins Auction For ‘Russian Roulette,’ Bestseller On Trump/Putin Election Hack Saga

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Exclusive: CBS Films just won an auction for movie rights to Russian Roulette: The Inside Story Of Putin’s War On America And The Election Of Donald Trump, the Michael Isikoff and David Corn bestselling book that tells the formative story that led up to the current Russian and U.S. controversy that dominates the headlines. Nick Wechsler is producing.

The book has sat atop The New York Times Best Seller list for three consecutive weeks so far. Russian Roulette traces the relationship between Trump and Putin –which began well before the election hacking saga — back to 2013 when the future president of the United States brought the Miss Universe Contest to Russia for the first time and invited the Russian president up to last July’s G20 summit when Trump finally sat down with Putin in person. The tale involves the spies, foreign governments and hackers conspiring to destroy the free world,
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'Black Panther' Preps for Third Weekend at #1 as 'Red Sparrow' & 'Death Wish' Debut

Saturday Am Update: Disney and Marvel's Black Panther continues to lead the charge, pulling in an estimated $16.3 million on Friday with early estimates looking at a $63+ million weekend, which means that $500 million mark by the end of the weekend is going to be close. Leading the weekend's new wide releases is Fox's Red Sparrow pulling in an estimated $6 million, heading toward a $17+ million weekend. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. MGM's Death Wish brought in an estimated $4.27 million on Friday and is expected to finish with around $11-12 million for the weekend. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore. You can check out all of the Friday estimates right here and we'll be back tomorrow morning with a complete look at the weekend. Friday Am Update: Fox's Red Sparrow brought in $1.2 million from Thursday night previews last night. While preview screenings don't necessarily foreshadow a film's overall weekend performance,
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