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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90

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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
Douglas Rain, who voiced the soft-spoken Hal 9000 robot that went rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90.

The Stratford Festival, which Rain, who was a dedicated Shakespearean actor, co-founded in 1952, said that Rain had died of natural causes in Stratford, Ont. in Canada.

The festival said Rain performed at the festival for more than 45 years.

“Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” the festival’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino, said in a press release Sunday, according to CTV.

“Douglas Rain was that rare artist: an actor deeply admired by other actors.”

Rain was born in Winnipeg, Man. in 1928, studied at the Old Vic in London, and performed at theaters and festival across Canada. He received a Tony nomination in 1972 for his role in Robert Bolt’s production of “Vivat! Vivat! Regina!”

All of Rain’s
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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Remake Cast Might Add ‘Baby Driver’ Actress Eiza González

Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Remake Cast Might Add ‘Baby Driver’ Actress Eiza González
Steven Spielberg is taking his time casting his West Side Story remake. Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort was recently cast as Tony, one of the leads of the film. Now, rumor has it that Elgort’s Baby Driver co-star Eiza González is in the running to play Anita, a role made famous by Rita Moreno in the 1961 film. More on the West Side […]

The post Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Remake Cast Might Add ‘Baby Driver’ Actress Eiza González appeared first on /Film.
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Edgar Wright Reveals Why He Turned Down The Chance To Remake ‘An American Werewolf In London’

Edgar Wright is an accomplished filmmaker that has created some acclaimed films. But besides being the writer-director behind “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and most recently, “Baby Driver,” Wright is first, and probably foremost, a film fan. So, it makes sense why the director revealed he turned down the opportunity to remake a classic film.

During a recent “Shaun of the Dead” Q&A (via Discussing Film), the filmmaker was asked, obviously, if he’d be willing to make the leap back into a horror-comedy project.

Continue reading Edgar Wright Reveals Why He Turned Down The Chance To Remake ‘An American Werewolf In London’ at The Playlist.
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Win movie merchandise and DVD copy of Tag

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Join five highly competitive friends as they hit the ground running when Tag arrives on DVD November 5! To celebrate the release, we are giving You the chance to win a fun Tag-themed merchandise bundle including a Tag sweatshirt, t-shirt, set of shot glasses, post-it notes and an external phone charger alongside a copy of the DVD!

For one month every year, five friends team up for a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, this outrageous comedy starring Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl
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Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal, Charlie Plummer and Josh Gad join Snow Ponies

Deadline is reporting that Jon Bernthal (The Punisher), Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) have signed on to the cast of Snow Ponies, a dark comedy action thriller set up at 87Eleven, Nickel City Pictures and Entertainment One.

Based on a 2006 Black List script by Pat Healy (The Post) and directed by Darrin Prescott, second unit director on the likes of Deadpool 2, Black Panther and Baby Driver, the film charts the journey of a crew of seven hardened men who travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package.

Jon Bernthal will next be seen in Widows and has the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher incoming, while Peters will reprise his role as Quicksilver in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Plummer has The Clovehitch Killer and Gully on his slate, and Gad will appear
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Godzilla Vs. Kong Adds More Actors to Its Growing List of Monster Snacks

Godzilla Vs Kong continues to round out its human cast as production nears for the next entry in Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse. Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) have both been tapped to star in the upcoming giant monster flick. Unfortunately, details regarding the characters they're set to play are mostly being kept under wraps, but they've helped to fill out an already impressive ensemble.

According to a new report, Rebecca Hall will be one of the new human leads in Godzilla vs. Kong. Another report simply notes that Eiza Gonz&#225lez has scored a role in the movie, but there are no further details at this time. So she could wind up being a supporting player, whereas it sounds like Hall is going to have a pretty meaty role. Gonzalez has been on the rise ever since her turn in Baby Driver last year, as
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Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam Team for Action Thriller Waldo

Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam Team for Action Thriller Waldo
Mel Gibson has been experiencing a bit of a turnaround in his career the past couple of years. He was shunned by Hollywood after several disturbing incidents came to light. Now, he's back on track and continuing the Gibson renascence with a lead role in a new thriller called Waldo.

Mel Gibson will be starring alongside Sons of Anarchy fan-favorite Charlie Hunnam in the movie, which is set to be directed by Tim Kirby. The casting was announced by Imr International, who also revealed that Eiza Gonz&#225lez has signed on for the project. Imr has noted that they will be handling all foreign sales, launching the movie at the American Film Market.

Academy Award winner Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza Gonz&#225lez are attached to star in Tim Kirkby's Waldo, which is based on Howard Gould's novel Last Looks.

The action-packed thriller follows brilliant ex-detective gone rogue: Charlie Waldo,
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Toni Collette Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)

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Toni Collette Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)
Toni Collette is set to join the cast of Rian Johnson’s murder mystery “Knives Out.”

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as well as produce with Ram Bergman. Production is set to begin in November.

The pic from Mrc is a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.” Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime. Details about Collette’s character remain unknown.

Collette received raves for her performance in A24’s thriller “Hereditary.” The decorated actress scored an Oscar nod for 1999’s “The Sixth Sense.” She also received a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role in the TV series “United States of Tara.” Collette secured a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for “Little Miss Sunshine,
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Charlie Hunnam and Mel Gibson to front action-thriller ‘Waldo’

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Charlie Hunnam is teaming up with Mel Gibson to star British filmmaker Tim Kirkby’s action-thriller ‘Waldo’.

Based on the novel ‘Last Looks’ by Howard Gould, the film will see Hunnam play the role of the disgraced former Lapd detective, Charlie Waldo. Also joining the cast is ‘Baby Driver’s’ Eiza Gonzalez. Gonzalez and Gibson’s characters have yet to be revealed.

The film follows a new hero in disgraced former Lapd detective Charlie Waldo (Hunnam), currently living the life of a minimalist in the woods. His quiet life comes to a startling halt when he is roped back into working as a private eye to investigate the murder of an eccentric TV star’s wife.

Also in the news – Aaron Sorkin and Sacha Baron Cohen circle political drama ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7

Kirby – who is better known for directing episodes of ‘Veep’ and the pilot for ‘Fleabag’ will be taking the helm.
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Film News Roundup: Charlie Hunnam, Mel Gibson Join Action-Thriller ‘Waldo’

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Film News Roundup: Charlie Hunnam, Mel Gibson Join Action-Thriller ‘Waldo’
In today’s film news roundup, Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam are starring in “Waldo,” romantic drama “Stay” gets picked up and the Academy is partnering with the African American Film Critics Association.

Castings

Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza González are attached to star in Tim Kirkby’s action-thriller “Waldo.”

Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie and Steve Shainberg will produce. Imr International is handling foreign sales, which will launch at the American Film Market, which opens Oct. 31 in Santa Monica, Calif. CAA Media Finance is handling the Us rights.

The movie will be shot in the first quarter and center on a disgraced former Lapd detective, played by Hunnam, living the life of a minimalist in the woods. His quiet life comes to a startling halt when he is roped back into working as a private eye to investigate the murder of an eccentric television star’s wife.

Gibson
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Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal Team Up for ‘Snow Ponies’

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Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal Team Up for ‘Snow Ponies’
Evan Peters, Jon Bernthal, Charlie Plummer and Josh Gad will star in Darrin Prescott’s dark comedy “Snow Ponies,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Pat Healy wrote the script that was featured on the 2006 Black List. 87Eleven, Nickel City Pictures and Entertainment One are producing the film. Kelly McCormick is producing via the 87Eleven banner, and Tobias Weymar and Mark Fasano are roducing for Nickel City. Nickel City’s Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta, and 87Eleven’s David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are executive producing the film.

In “Snow Ponies,” seven men travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Along the way, they are met with bandits and brutal obstacles, which makes them face the difficult decision of choosing survival, or honor and loyalty.

Also Read: Evan Peters Wanted a Special Effects Credit on 'American Animals' (Exclusive Video)

Sierra/Affinity is re-launching
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Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters, Charlie Plummer & Josh Gad Saddle Up For Action Pic ‘Snow Ponies’ – Afm

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Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters, Charlie Plummer & Josh Gad Saddle Up For Action Pic ‘Snow Ponies’ – Afm
Exclusive: Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver), Evan Peters (X-Men: Apocalypse), Charlie Plummer (Lean on Pete)and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) have been set to star in darkly comedic action film Snow Ponies. The film will chart the journey of a crew of seven hardened men who travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. It’s an intriguing cast so far.

The pic is being directed by Darrin Prescott, second unit director on movies including Baby Driver, Deadpool 2 and Black Panther. The script is by Pat Healy (The Post) and was featured on the 2006 Black List. Sierra/Affinity is re-launching international sales of the film at the American Film Market this week. Endeavor Content is repping domestic.

Producers are 87Eleven, Nickel City Pictures, and Entertainment One, with Kelly McCormick producing via the 87Eleven banner, and Tobias Weymar and Mark Fasano producing for Nickel City. Nickel City
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Mel Gibson Joins Charlie Hunnam Action Film ‘Waldo’

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Mel Gibson Joins Charlie Hunnam Action Film ‘Waldo’
Mel Gibson has joined Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming action film “Waldo,” foreign sales group Imr International announced on Monday.

Imr will handle foreign sales for the film starting this week at the American Film Market, with CAA Media Finance handling the domestic rights. The film also stars Eiza Gonzalez and is directed by Tim Kirkby, who most recently directed the Johnny Knoxville comedy “Action Point” for Paramount.

Also Read: Mel Gibson Joins Charlie Hunnam Action Film 'Waldo'

Based on the novel “Last Looks” by Howard Gould, “Waldo” stars Hunnam as disgraced Lapd detective Charlie Waldo, whose life off the grid comes to a hard end when he is dragged back into the city as a private detective to investigate the death of an eccentric TV star’s wife. Filming is set to start early next year.

Gibson, who was last seen in theaters in last year’s comedy “Daddy
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Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters, Charlie Plummer, Josh Gad Unite for 'Snow Ponies'

Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters, Charlie Plummer, Josh Gad Unite for 'Snow Ponies'
Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver), Evan Peters (American Animals), Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) are teaming for the darkly comedic actioner Snow Ponies.

The film, which is being relaunched at Afm with Sierra/Affinity looking after international sales, is being helmed by Darrin Prescott, a second unit director on such films as Baby Driver, Deadpool 2 and Black Panther, from a script by Pat Healy that was featured on the 2006 Black List

Snow Ponies follows a crew of seven hardened men who travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by murderous ...
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Edgar Wright Reveals How the Original ‘Suspiria’ Influenced ‘Baby Driver’

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Edgar Wright Reveals How the Original ‘Suspiria’ Influenced ‘Baby Driver’
Edgar Wright has always been generous in his praise of other directors, from his recent call to see Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” in theaters rather than at home to his appreciation of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” Now, as part of a Guardian feature in which filmmakers reflect on their favorite horror scenes, Wright is sharing his love of the original “Suspiria” — namely, its opening sequence, which he considers “one of the great set pieces in horror cinema.”

“Most horror films start with a sense of normality, and then plunge you into the horror world at the end of the first act,” writes the “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “Baby Driver” director. “But in ‘Suspiria’ everything is intensely sinister from the very start, and not just because of [Italian prog-rock band] Goblin’s unsettling, nursery rhyme score, with its chants of ‘Witch, witch’ (alerting English-speaking audiences [of the Italian-language film] to what’s coming down the tracks
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From Rosemary's Baby to Suspiria, five directors on cinema's scariest moments

What makes a horror scene so spine-chilling? Ahead of Halloween, Edgar Wright, Karyn Kusama and others discuss their best worst nightmares

Chosen by Edgar Wright, the British director who made his name internationally with the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy – Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. His 2017 film, Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James and Jon Hamm, was nominated for three Oscars.
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Anya Taylor-Joy Will Be Jane Austen’s Emma

David Crow Oct 25, 2018

Anya Taylor-Joy, the breakout star of The Witch and Split, will star in Focus Features' new Jane Austen adaptation, Emma.

Jane Austen is having a good Thursday. After already seeing the announcement of a Clueless remake in the works, which in itself is a modernization of Emma, comes word that rising talent Anya Taylor-Joy will star in a more direct adaptation of the same novel for Focus Features. The news came late Thursday via THR, which revealed the breakout star of The Witch and Split has signed on for a production that certainly looks poised to garner a lot of attention. Produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner fresh off last year’s Baby Driver and Darkest Hour (the latter netting Gary Oldman an Oscar), and Graham Broadbent, the picture will likely get a big push.

The movie is also being directed by newcomer
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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)

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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)
Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the A-list ensemble of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.”

The new role comes on the heels of Curtis’ success at the box office, with “Halloween” slashing records last weekend,

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as well as produce with Ram Bergman. Production is set to begin in November.

The pic from Mrc is a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.” Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime. Details about Curtis’ character remain unknown.

The acclaimed actress can be seen reprising her role as Laurie Strode in the hit horror film “Halloween.” Curtis began her career in 1978, when she starred in the first “Halloween” movie. The reboot just shattered previous
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Ranking the Best Songs from Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’

If you’ve already seen A Star Is Born (2018), or even just listened to its album on iTunes, you know that it has some of the most spectacularly show-stopping music of any movie in years. I’m not even a country fan and even I walked out of the theater with visions of chicken-fried stardom dancing in my head. Maybe one of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies or Baby Driver (2017) could give it a run for its money, but that’s really about it. The movie is such an embarrassment of riches when it comes to its soundtrack

Ranking the Best Songs from Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’
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Big Talk Options Katerina Diamond Thriller Series For TV, Starting With ‘The Teacher’

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Exclusive: Big Talk Productions has optioned television rights to Katerina Diamond’s bestselling thriller novels that feature lead characters DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles. The plan is to craft a multi-part, returnable series. The books are set in Devon.

In the first, The Teacher, Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths and Grey and Miles must solve the case to make their city safe again. As they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to secrets hidden at the heart of the community. Other titles include The Secret, The Angel and The Promise. The latter came out on September 20 and is a Sunday Times bestseller.

Published with HarperCollins, the series is now in 10 languages and has sold over half a million copies in the UK with the Evening Standard branding Diamond “the master of gripping literature.”

Faye Dorn, Big Talk’s Executive Producer Drama,
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