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Dito Montiel to Direct Thriller-Drama ‘Afterward’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Dito Montiel to Direct Thriller-Drama ‘Afterward’ (Exclusive)
Cineville has attached writer-director Dito Montiel to the independent dramatic thriller “Afterward,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Production is planned to start in the spring of 2019. Producers are Thomas D. Adelman, production manager on “The Usual Suspects”; Elizabeth Gast Napolitano; Frederic Demey (“Female Fight Squad”) and Carl Colpaert.

The story centers on a father’s struggle to deal with the passing of his daughter, which leads him on a quest for truth and justice against corruption and small town politics.

Montiel made his feature directorial debut on 2006’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” followed by “Fighting,” “The Son of No One,” “Empire State,” “Boulevard,” “Man Down,” and “The Clapper.”

“I’m excited to have Cineville behind me as we guide ‘Afterward’ into production,” he said. “While I’m hardly said to have a particular style or type of film I gravitate towards, ‘Afterward’ represents a challenging change of direction and a personal project for me,
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Inside Rihanna’s Upcoming Dancehall Album

Inside Rihanna’s Upcoming Dancehall Album
For more than a year, Rihanna and her label Roc Nation have been hunting for beats as they work to complete an album devoted to exploring the singer’s Caribbean roots, according to conversations with eight sources close to the project. In addition, two of those sources suggest that the singer is simultaneously at work on another pop-oriented album.

Rihanna first mentioned the possibility of releasing a reggae-centric album publicly during a Vogue profile for the June issue, but her and her potential collaborators have been quiet ever since. The magazine suggested that Supa Dups,
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Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo to star in Point Blank remake

According to Collider, Netflix is looking to reunite Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Civil War co-stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo on a remake of the 2010 French action-thriller Point Blank.

The film is being directed by Joe Lynch (Mayhem) from a script by Adam G. Simon (Man Down), and will see Mackie as a nurse who is coerced into springing a wounded murder suspect (Grillo) from the hospital when the killer’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade. Mackie needs to keep Grillo alive long enough for the exchange, as well as outmanoeuvring rival gangsters and dirty cops.

Mackie is gearing up to go into production on Signal Hill, where he will star as famed lawyer Johnnie Cochran, and has several projects incoming including The Hate U Give, Io and Miss Bala. There’s also a good chance he’ll pop up
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Exclusive: Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo to Star in Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake From Joe Lynch

Anthony Mackie is nearing a deal to star in Point Blank, a new Netflix movie that will reunite him with his fellow McU co-star Frank Grillo, multiple sources tell Collider. Joe Lynch (Mayhem) is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon (Man Down), and Joe Carnahan is producing with Grillo via their War Party banner, along with French giant Gaumont. The film will be an action-packed remake of Fred Cavayé's 2010 crime drama Point Blank (A bout portant). Production is slated to start this summer at a more than reasonable budget of around $12 million. Mackie …
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"Trinity: Deimos Rising"

DC Comics' "Trinity" #20, now available is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Patrick Zircher, with covers by Guillem March and Bill Sienkiewicz:

"...in 'Man Down', part one, as the 'Trinity' deals with the fallout of the battle for 'Skartaris', each set out to search for the missing 'Steve Trevor'. 

"But looming on the horizon are the magical armies of 'Deimos' and their plan to lay siege to the entire planet. 

"Deimos' true goal will bring 'Superman', 'Batman' and 'Wonder Woman' to their knees..."

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‘Man Down’ begins in Trinity #20, check out a preview here

Trinity #20 hits comic book stores this Wednesday, kicking off the new story arc ‘Man Down’. Take a look at a preview of the issue here…

Man Down” part one! As the Trinity deals with the fallout of the battle for Skartaris, each set out to search for the missing Steve Trevor. But looming on the horizon are the magical armies of Deimos and their plan to lay siege to the entire planet! Deimos’ true goal will bring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to their knees!

Trinity #20 is out on March 28th, priced $3.99.

Via Den of Geek
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British Actresses Launch Campaign for Equal Representation on Stage and Screen

With two-thirds of screen time going to men, actresses in the UK turned activists this week and launched the Equal Representation for Actresses (Era) campaign for gender equality in television, film, and theater. Dozens of actresses and sympathetic actors turned up for the speeches at BAFTA in London wearing the Era 50:50 pin which has already been paraded on the red carpet by Emma Thompson and Emma Watson.

The crowd at the launch included Lily James, Gemma Arterton, Ophelia Lovibon, and James Nesbitt. Olivia Colman introduced the two founders of Era, Polly Kemp and Elizabeth Berrington, who started the debate two years ago when a group of actresses met in London’s Soho and began to question the casting and creative decisions made by programmers and film-funders, which resulted in such an unequal share of screen time and employment opportunities. A British casting director confessed that in the last three years,
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‘The Four’ final: Zhavia should have won, say 76% of readers

‘The Four’ final: Zhavia should have won, say 76% of readers
On the final of “The Four” on Feb. 8, Evvie McKinney pulled off a stunning upset by winning over frontrunner Zhavia. Heading into the night, Zhavia was the top pick of a whopping 76% of our readers while McKinney managed a mere 12% of the vote. The other two finalists — Candice Boyd and Vincint Cannady — earned just 8% and 4% respectively. If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post and then sound off in the comments section about this new reality competition series hosted by Fergie.

McKinney was named iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist and was signed to Republic Records. That label’s head of talent, Charlie Walk, had been a judge on the first five episodes of this new reality competition series but he stepped aside following allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Without Walk, it was left to judges Sean Combs, DJ Khaled
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‘The Four’ finale: Was Evvie McKinney the rightful winner? Or was Candice, Vincint or Zhavia robbed? [Poll]

‘The Four’ finale: Was Evvie McKinney the rightful winner? Or was Candice, Vincint or Zhavia robbed? [Poll]
Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor crowned 20-year old Evvie McKinney the first-ever winner of “The Four: Battle For Stardom” on Thursday, February 8. The gritty R&B singer wowed the panel with her fearless performances and powerful voice. In addition to the title, Evvie was named iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist and was awarded a recording contract with Republic Records. But do you agree with the panel’s decision? Or did you think Candice Boyd, Vincint Cannady or Zhavia gave the superior performance at the finale? Vote in our poll below.

Evvie was the last challenger to audition on “The Four” Season 1, making her first appearance just last week. But her undeniable energy on the stage made her impossible to forget. She sang “Rise Up” for her first song and the panel instantly wondered if they had a star on their hands. Any doubt was erased after she
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‘The Four’ finale recap: Did Evvie McKinney, Vincint Cannady, Candice Boyd or Zhavia win Season 1?

  • Gold Derby
In the sixth and final episode of Fox’s reality TV music competition “The Four,” one talented artist was named the show’s first-ever winner after a season of shocking eliminations and breathtaking vocals. At the start of the Season 1 finale, the four artists sitting in the coveted seats were 20-year-old Evvie McKinney from Memphis, Tennessee, 26-year-old Vincint Cannady from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-year-old Candice Boyd from Rancho Cucamonga, California, and 16-year-old Zhavia from Los Angeles, California. Which artist earned the confetti shower and bragging rights as the inaugural winner of “The Four: Battle For Stardom”?

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Four” recap of Season 1, Episode 6 to find out what happened Thursday, February 8. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite singers, which performances had you in tears and what you think of this season’s champion. Zhavia was our readers’ pick for they Wanted to win,
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Ed Helms & Amanda Seyfried in First Trailer for Comedy 'The Clapper'

"Who is The Clapper?" Momentum Pictures has debuted an official trailer for an indie comedy titled The Clapper, the latest from director Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting, The Son of No One, Man Down). The Clapper is about a man, played by Ed Helms, who enjoys his job to be paid to fill seats in infomercial audiences. But when a talk late night TV talk show host discovers and makes fun of him, his whole life gets turned upside-down. Very weird concept for a film, but this trailer actually makes it look kind of amusing, with a sweet side. The cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Charles Halford, and Leah Remini. This probably isn't what you're expecting, but doesn't look too bad. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dito Montiel's The Clapper, direct from YouTube: Eddie is a guy who gets paid
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‘The Clapper’ Trailer: Ed Helms & Amanda Seyfried Fall In Love

Over a decade ago, Dito Montiel made a well received indie movie, “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints,” but ever since has largely been failing upwards. A string of movies have followed, that find him working with decent names (Dwayne Johnson, Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Juliette Binoche) but all them have failed critically or commercially or both (“The Son Of No One,” “Empire State,” “Boulevard,” “Man Down“).

Continue reading ‘The Clapper’ Trailer: Ed Helms & Amanda Seyfried Fall In Love at The Playlist.
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Shia Labeouf Released on Bond

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2017-07-09T09:24:34-07:00Shia Labeouf Released on Bond

Actor Shia Labeouf has been released from a Georgia jail after posting $7,000 bond on charges of public drunkenness.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office says the 31-year-old was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4 a.m. Saturday by the Savannah Police Department and released.

He also faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Police say Labeouf asked a bystander for a cigarette and when he was refused, he became disorderly, "using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present."

Read the rest of this article at The Hollywood Reporter.

Shia Labeouf has recenly appeared in Man Down.
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Shia Labeouf Arrested in Georgia for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness

Shia Labeouf Arrested in Georgia for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness
Shia Labeouf was arrested on Saturday morning in Savannah, Georgia, Et can confirm.

A spokesperson for the Chatham County Sheriff's Office tells Et that the 31-year-old actor was booked for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Related: Shia Labeouf's 'Man Down' Only Earns $26 in the UK, Movie to Be Pulled From Theaters

He was taken into custody at 4 a.m. Et also confirmed Labeouf's release from jail at approximately 11 a.m. Est on a $3,500 bond.

This isn't the first time the Transformers star has been arrested while intoxicated -- in 2014, Labeouf was handcuffed and escorted out of a Broadway performance of Cabaret after downing "a lot of whiskey."

After his 2014 arrest, the actor sought "treatment for alcohol addiction," his rep said in a statement to Et at the time. "He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards
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Shia Labeouf Arrested in Georgia, Charged With Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness

  • The Wrap
Shia Labeouf Arrested in Georgia, Charged With Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness
Shia Labeouf was arrested in Georgia early Saturday morning, charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. According to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department jail records, the “Transformers” star was arrested in Savannah around 4 a.m. and booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness. His bond was set at $7,000. An official at the Chatham County Detention Center confirmed to TheWrap that Labeouf was detained there and had been released. Also Read: Shia Labeouf's 'Man Down' Sold Only 1 Ticket in UK Release A representative for Labeouf did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Shia Labeouf Arrested (Again) For Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness

Shia Labeouf Arrested (Again) For Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness
Shia Labeouf’s career over the last several years has been overshadowed by his offscreen antics, and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change anytime soon. The 31-year-old actor was arrested in Georgia earlier this morning on suspicion of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, according to jail records from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department (via The Hollywood Reporter). Labeouf was arrested around 4 a.m. Et. Bond is set at $7,000.

Read More: Why Shia Labeouf Needs a Career Reboot

The details surrounding the incident have not been disclosed, but it wouldn’t be the first time Labeouf was arrested for public drunkenness. He infamously disrupted a Broadway performance of “Cabaret” in fall 2014 by standing up and yelling at the actors on stage. The actor was escorted out of the show in handcuffs at intermission and was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
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We Talk Megan Leavey with stars Kate Mara, Common and More

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The first time I really discovered the lovely Kate Mara, she was terrorizing  Dylan McDermott in the first season of American Horror Story. Ever since the actress continues to take on interesting projects including Man Down, Morgan and The Martian. With her latest - the true story of a Marine corporal who develops a wonderful relationship with a combat dog - the actress gives what is possibly her best work to date. Megan Leavey is a true story, and Kate is terrific... Read More...
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‘Borg/McEnroe’ Trailer: Shia Labeouf Faces His Greatest Rival in New Biopic

‘Borg/McEnroe’ Trailer: Shia Labeouf Faces His Greatest Rival in New Biopic
The first trailer has dropped for Shia Labeouf’s next film, “Borg/McEnroe.” Directed by Janus Metz Pedersen, the biopic tells the story of the famous rivalry between Swedish tennis superstar Björn Borg and his biggest opponent, American player John McEnroe, during 1980’s Wimbledon Championships. Labeouf stars as McEnroe, while Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z,” “Gentlemen”) plays Borg. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård and Tuva Novotny.

Read More: ‘Borg/McEnroe’: See First Image of Shia Labeouf as Tennis Star John McEnroe for Biopic

In an interview with Variety in October, Labeouf said, “[McEnroe and I have] everything in common. Passionate. Perfectionist. Narcissistic. I’m a bit of a caricature also. You look for parallels in your life, and I’m lucky because there is a lot here…I’m eager to meet him before we shoot. I got nothing but love and respect for him. The script is brilliant. We are all here because of that.
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Shia Labeouf to star in The Peanut Butter Falcon

According to Variety, Shia Labeouf has signed on to star in the indie adventure drama The Peanut Butter Falcon, which is being written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz.

Described as “in the vein of a Mark Twain tale”, the film will follow Zak, “a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from the nursing home where he lives to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the Saltwater Redneck wrestling school. Through circumstances beyond their control, a small-time outlaw also on the run (to be played by Labeouf) becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.”

Labeouf was most recently seen in American Honey and Man Down (the latter of which only managed to sell a single ticket during its opening weekend in the UK), and will next appear as John McEnroe in the tennis biopic Borg vs. McEnroe.
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Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival
Now in its sixteenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming on offer, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bread and butter of the annual festival is still in its film slate. This year’s festival offers up plenty of returning favorites with new projects, alongside fresh faces itching to break out. From insightful documentaries to fanciful features, with a heavy dose of Gotham-centric films (hey, it is Tribeca after all), there’s plenty to dive into here, so we’ve culled the schedule for a few surefire hits.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 20 – 30. Check out some of our must-see picks below.

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