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Alice Braga, Michael Rooker & More Join James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ As Director Confirms Cast

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Alice Braga, Michael Rooker & More Join James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ As Director Confirms Cast
James Gunn has tweeted out the cast list for Warner Bros.’ upcoming The Suicide Squad which goes into production on Sept. 23 at Pinewood in Atlanta, Ga.

Those not announced yet which he unveiled today include Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Joaquin Cosio, Mayling Ng, Sean Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Juan Diego Botto, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz. Rooker played the famed Yondu in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, the guardian of Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill.

Gunn confirmed Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi who we knew were in talks. Also, those include on the list were previously announced Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Peter Capaldi, and Flula Borg.

Gunn wrote the script to The Suicide Squad. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran are producing. Ep is Nik Korda. The Suicide Squad happens on Aug. 6, 2021.

Braga stars in USA’s Queen of the South and starred in such pics as I Am Legend, Predators
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Dylan O’Brien and Sophie Cookson join Mark Wahlberg in Infinite

The Maze Runner and American Assassin star Dylan O’Brien has signed on to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Infinite from director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), while Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) has also boarded the film.

Based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel The Reincarnationist Papers, Infinite revolves around a secret society called the Cognomina, whose members have total recall of their past lives and have been agents of change throughout history. Details on O’Brien and Cookson’s roles are yet to be revealed.

O’Brien was last seen on the big screen in Maze Runner: The Death Cure and has the mystery thriller The Education of Fredrick Fitzell and post-apocalyptic comedy Monster Problems incoming next year.

Cookson meanwhile will next appear title role in the BBC series The Trial of Christine Keeler, which is set to air in November of this year.
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Dylan O’Brien to Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg in ‘Infinite’ (Exclusive)

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Dylan O’Brien to Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg in ‘Infinite’ (Exclusive)
Dylan O’Brien has joined Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming action thriller “Infinite,” sources tell Variety.

“Kingsman” actress Sophie Cookson will also appear in the film with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua helming.

Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. Ian Shorr is adapting the story for the screen.

Details of O’Brien’s role have not been revealed.

John Zaozirny will produce the Paramount film alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Di Bonaventura Pictures. Rafi Crohn is the executive producer.

Infinite” is set to bow Aug. 7, 2020, with production scheduled to begin this fall.

Best known for his roles in MTV’s “Teen Wolf
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Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal

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Toymaker Hasbro is acquiring studio Entertainment One in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 billion, bringing My Little Pony and Nerf under the same umbrella as “Peppa Pig” and “Pj Masks” and furthering Hasbro’s growth goals in the infant and preschool categories.

Hasbro aims to expand its operations in film and TV. Entertainment One’s production infrastructure in multiple markets and its children’s programming IP made it an attractive target for Hasbro. Sources say the news came as a surprise to most people at Entertainment One.

Top eOne execs will join the Hasbro team, said the companies in a joint statement. The independent studio pointed to its kid-friendly fare, noting that it has been transforming its business to focus on “high-quality premium talent-driven content,” including its “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Monster Problems.”

But the sale to Hasbro raises questions about whether eOne will remain in the business
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Michael Rooker Has Just Joined Several Big Franchises Back-To-Back

Michael Rooker Has Just Joined Several Big Franchises Back-To-Back
Michael Rooker is soon going to be everywhere. As he's joined several big franchises back-to-back. In a last minute addition to the ever-growing Fast & Furious cast, Guardians of the Galaxy star, the fin-headed, whistling Yondu himself, Michael Rooker has now been confirmed as joining Fast & Furious 9 in the mysterious role of Buddy. Adding this into his list of upcoming projects cannot have been an easy task, as Rooker's timetable is already looking rather packed over the next year or so.

Of course, with Fast & Furious 9 currently underway, it is near-impossible to know exactly how Rooker will be included in the proceedings, but that will never stop the speculation. He could be a brand new, no doubt aggressively cranky member of Vin Diesel's race car driving, world saving family. Perhaps he will try for an English accent and be another brother of Jason Statham's one-time-enemy-turned-friend,
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Michael Rooker Races Into Fast & Furious 9

Guardians of the Galaxy actor Michael Rooker has joined Universal PicturesFast & Furious 9! His casting was a last minute addition to the film, and he will take on the role of a character named Buddy.

Rooker joins the previously announced Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren. There are no other details given regarding Rooker’s character, but he’s a fun actor that will make an awesome addition to the franchise. I’m sure he’s going to be great in whatever role he ends up playing in the film.

Rooker has a good amount of projects in the works that include Blumhouse/Sony’s Fantasy Island, Paramount/21 LapsMonster Problems, and Amazon/Mrc’s The Dark Tower pilot.

We don’t really know what to expect from this film, but Justin Lin is back in the driver’s seat to direct,
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Michael Rooker Buckles Up For ‘Fast & Furious 9’

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Michael Rooker Buckles Up For ‘Fast & Furious 9’
Exclusive: Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Michael Rooker has joined Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 in the role of Buddy, in what is a last minute addition to the production which is currently underway.

Rooker joins Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren who have been previously announced.

Dan Casey wrote the screenplay from a story by Justin Lin. Pic’s release date is May 22, 2020. Diesel is producing the sequel through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Rooker is on a roll with a slew of parts in upcoming 2020 features including in Blumhouse/Sony’s Fantasy Island (on Feb. 28) and Paramount/21 LapsMonster Problems (on March 6), in addition to Amazon/Mrc’s The Dark Tower pilot. Recently Rooker starred opposite Mahershala Ali in HBO’s third season of True Detective which landed nine Primetime Emmy nominations.

The
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Michael Rooker Joins 'Fast & Furious 9'

Michael Rooker Joins 'Fast & Furious 9'
Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker is joining Fast & Furious 9.

Rooker will be playing Buddy, a small role in the latest installment in Universal's car-centric series. He will join a cast that includes franchise newcomer John Cena, as well as returning stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez and Helen Mirren, among others. 

Justin Lin is directing from a screenplay by Dan Casey.

Fast 9 is due out May 22, 2020.

Rooker was last in theaters in the superhero horror Brightburn, and will next be seen in Blumhouse's Fantasy Island movie and Paramount's adventure film Monster Problems.
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Ben Affleck’s Addiction Drama ‘The Way Back’ Moved to 2020

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Ben Affleck’s Addiction Drama ‘The Way Back’ Moved to 2020
Warner Bros. has moved back Ben Affleck’s addiction drama “The Way Back” from Oct. 18 to March 6.

The film, which has been known previously as “The Has-Been” and “Torrance,” is directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars Affleck as a former basketball player whose struggle with addiction has led to the loss of his wife and family. As part of his recovery, he becomes the coach of the high school basketball team at his alma mater.

Affleck is a producer on the movie, along with O’Connor, Jennifer Todd, Gordon Gray, and Ravi Mehta. The script was written by Brad Ingelsby. The film also stars Al Madrigal as the assistant coach who believes in Affleck’s character after the head coach quits. Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Brandon Wilson, and Rachael Carpani also star.

Affleck and O’Connor last collaborated on the 2016 drama “The Accountant,” which generated $155 million at the worldwide box office.
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Ben Affleck Warner Bros. Movie ‘The Way Back’ Moves To March

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Ben Affleck Warner Bros. Movie ‘The Way Back’ Moves To March
Exclusive: Deadline has learned that the Gavin O’Connor-directed Ben Affleck movie The Way Back (ne Torrance) is jumping from its Oct. 18 release to March 6, 2020.

In the movie, Affleck stars as a former basketball all-star, who after struggling with addiction, attempts to comeback by becoming the coach of a disparate high school basketball team at his alma mater. We hear that test results for The Way Back were solid and that it’s a commercial film. On its new date, the adult-demo targeted The Way Back will have more breathing room versus the crowded fall marketplace. The March launch date also allows Warners to take advantage of the start of basketball season and promote it during that time during Ncaa and NBA.

Those wide releases left standing on Oct. 18 is Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Sony’s Zombieland 2: Double Tap. On its new March date, The Way Back
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Dylan O’Brien’s ‘Monster Problems,’ ‘Clifford’ Backed by Paramount, eOne

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Paramount Pictures and Entertainment One have closed a deal to co-finance “Clifford The Big Red Dog” and “Monster Problems,” with “Maze Runner” star Dyan O’Brien.

Under the deal, announced Thursday, eOne will distribute all rights directly in Canada and the UK, excluding television in the UK, and Paramount shall distribute all other rights including in the Us.

Monster Problems” is directed by Michael Matthews and stars O’Brien, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing, Jessica Henwick, and Arianna Greenblatt. Brian Duffield and Craig Johnson wrote the project. Paramount will produce alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps banner. John Starke will serve as an executive producer. Production on the film began in March.

Monster Problems” is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a young man who must fight monsters on his way to reunite with his high school love.

“Clifford The Big Red Dog,” based on the book
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Paramount, eOne to co-finance 'Clifford The Big Red Dog', 'Monster Problems'

eOne to distribute directly in UK, Canada, excluding UK television; Paramount to distribute all other rights including Us.

Paramount Pictures and eOne have struck a deal to co-finance the upcoming wide-release theatrical films Clifford The Big Red Dog and Monster Problems.

eOne will distribute directly in the UK and Canada, excluding UK television, and Paramount will distribute all other rights including the Us.

Walt Becker will direct Clifford The Big Red Dog and Jack Whitehall and Darby Camp will star in the story of a young girl struggling to fit in who befriends a small red puppy that grows magically
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Entertainment One to Co-Finance Paramount's 'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' 'Monster Problems'

Paramount's Clifford the Big Red Dog and Monster Problems will get a big slice of financing from indie studio Entertainment One.

Toronto-based eOne has come forward as a co-financier for both movies, which are set for upcoming wide theatrical releases. It will control all rights in Canada and the U.K., excluding TV in the U.K., while Paramount will retain all other rights, including in the U.S.

"We are excited to be working with the incredibly talented creative teams involved in these two films and to join forces with Paramount as we continue with our ownership and ...
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Paramount Unveils ‘Gemini Man’ Extended Look In Barcelona, Sings ‘Rocketman’ Success – CineEurope

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Paramount Unveils ‘Gemini Man’ Extended Look In Barcelona, Sings ‘Rocketman’ Success – CineEurope
Along with a brief peek at Top Gun: Maverick this morning, Paramount showed off extended looks at such upcoming titles as Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, live-action/CGI hybrid Sonic: The Hedgehog, raunchy comedy Hostile Makeover, family comedy Playing With Fire, horror pic Crawl and feature adaptation Dora And The Lost City Of Gold. Studio Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos also unveiled that Paramount is working on a new Paranormal Activity.

This is Gianopulos’ third visit to CineEurope since taking over the top job at Paramount and he noted this has been “a time of great change, growth and renaissance” for the studio. “I’m proud of the progress we started last year and proud to be working with some of the best artists in the world.”

At CinemaCon in April, Gianopulos appeared in a hilarious opening reel as he contended with a ditzy chauffeur trying to make his way across Vegas to the convention.
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‘The Dark Tower’: Michael Rooker Co-Stars In Amazon Pilot

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‘The Dark Tower’: Michael Rooker Co-Stars In Amazon Pilot
The Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker has been tapped to co-star opposite Sam Strike and Jasper Pääkkönen in Amazon’s pilot The Dark Tower, an adaptation of Stephen King’s book, which has started production.

The Dark Tower TV series, from executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara and Mrc, is independent from the 2017 film and is meant to be a more faithful retelling of the book than the movie was. I hear it takes place many years before the events depicted in the feature and will focus on the origin story of Roland Deschain’s (Strike) – how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with the man in black (Pääkkönen), his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger.

Pääkkönen is believed to be playing Marten, the character Roland is out to kill. I hear Rooker also plays a main villain and might be Eldred Jonas from the books,
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Jessica Henwick Joins Sofia Coppola’s ‘On The Rocks’

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Jessica Henwick Joins Sofia Coppola’s ‘On The Rocks’
Exclusive: Game of Thrones star Jessica Henwick is set to co-star in Sofia Coppola’s Apple-A24 movie On the Rocks.

She joins previously announced cast members Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, and Marlon Wayans. On the Rocks follows a young mother (Jones) who reconnects with her larger than life playboy father (Murray) on an adventure through New York.

Henwick recently wrapped the co-lead of Paramount PlayersMonster Problems and stars in Warner Bros./Legendary’s 2020 release Godzilla vs. Kong. She played Nymeria Sand for three seasons on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Colleen Wing for two season on Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist, as well as the studios’ Luke Cage and The Defenders. She has lent her vocal talents to Netflix’s upcoming original anime series Gods & Heroes.

Henwick is represented by CAA, Curtis Brown in the UK, and Jackoway Tyerman.
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Scooby-Doo Film ‘Scoob’ Finds Its Young Velma and Fred (Exclusive)

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Scooby-Doo Film ‘Scoob’ Finds Its Young Velma and Fred (Exclusive)
Warner Bros.’ animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob” has found its young Velma and Fred.

TheWrap has learned exclusively that Ariana Greenblatt will play young Velma, while Pierce Gagnon is set to voice young Fred.

Zac Efron is voicing the adult version of Fred, while Amanda Seyfried will play Daphne. Gina Rodriguez will voice Velma, while Will Forte will play Shaggy and Tracy Morgan will voice Captain Caveman — not part of the Scooby-Doo universe but a Hanna-Barbera character like the Scooby gang. Frank Welker will be voicing Scooby.

Tony Cervone is directing, while Chris Columbus, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate are serving as producers. Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire and Adam Sztykiel are executive producing.

In the film, the Mystery Inc. group will team up with other members of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly.
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Michael Rooker in Talks to Play King Shark in ‘The Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)

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Michael Rooker in Talks to Play King Shark in ‘The Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)
Guardians of the Galaxy” alum Michael Rooker is in talks to play King Shark in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap.

The sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad” will hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021. Peter Safran and Charles Roven are producing.

Guardians of the Galaxy” director Gunn was brought on board in January to helm the project. He wrote the script and will have a completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.

Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home': 9 Things We Learned From the Spectacular Second Trailer

The role continues Rooker’s long professional relationship with Gunn; the actor has appeared in every feature film directed by Gunn, including his portrayal of Yondu Udonta in “Guardians of the Galaxy
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Warner Bros, 21 Laps Option Kendare Blake Short Story ‘On The I-5’

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Exclusive: Warner Bros just closed a deal for the horror short story On The I-5, written by bestselling author Kendare Blake. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce for 21 Laps.

The story is being kept under wraps but it’s a female-empowered subversion of the serial killer genre.

Kendare Blake wrote the best-selling trilogy Three Dark Crowns which 21 Laps is developing at Fox. Blake’s book Anna Dressed in Blood is set up at Lionsgate.

Emily Morris and Becca Edelman will oversee for 21 Laps, and Cate Adams is overseeing for Warners.

The author is represented by Jody Hotchkiss of Hotchkiss Daily & Associates and Adriann Ranta Zurhellen of Foundry Literary + Media.

21 Laps premieres Stranger Things 3 on July 4th and is prepping British director Jonathan Entwhistle’s I Am Not Okay With This, a coming-of-age comedy series for Netflix, as well as the fantasy series Shadow and Bone, based on the
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Exclusive: ‘Home and Away’ Star Dan Ewing Joins Dylan O’Brien in ‘Monster Problems’

Up-and-coming Australian actor Dan Ewing (Home and Away) has booked a key role opposite Dylan O'Brien in the Paramount Players movie Monster Problems, Collider has exclusively learned. Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) is directing from a script by Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson, and Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing for 21 Laps. [caption id="attachment_772170" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via IMDb/caption] Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with carnivorous fauna and giant monsters, the coming-of-age sci-fi story follows a young man (O'Brien) who must travel many miles …
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