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Guillermo Del Toro Produced Antlers Begins Shooting with Keri Russell

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production, Film and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced today that principal photography has commenced in Vancouver, British Columbia for the horror thriller Antlers. Directed by Scott Cooper, the film is written by Henry Chaisson (Open 24 Hours) & Nick Antosca with revisions by Scott Cooper, from the short story The Quiet Boy by Antosca. In Amtlers, a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

Starring in Antlers are Keri Russell (Star Wars 9 FX's The Americans), Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas (Lore), Graham Greene (Molly's Game), Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane and Amy Madigan.

The film's producers are Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), J. Miles Dale, David S. Goyer, and Kevin Turen serving as executive producer. Antlers is the first project
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Idris Elba to Play Villain in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff Starring Dwayne Johnson

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Idris Elba to Play Villain in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff Starring Dwayne Johnson
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the main villain in “Hobbs and Shaw,” the “Fast and Furious” spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Deadpool 2” director David Leitch is on board to helm, with Johnson and Statham reprising their roles as special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw, respectively. “Fast and Furious” architect Chris Morgan penned the script, with production set to commence this fall.

The film will see the often-at-odds pair teaming up. Sources say Elba’s character is the antagonist the duo will go up against.

Since his arrival in the franchise’s fifth installment, Universal has tried to find a way to spin off Johnson’s Hobbs character, given his popularity with fans. Statham joined the series in the seventh movie, and considering the chemistry between the two actors in 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious,” Universal took action on plans to develop a spinoff.
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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix
Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and produce a modern retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The film is currently untitled. Elba will also produce the music for the feature. Producers on the project include Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) for Automatik, with Elba and Ana Garantino producing for Elba’s Green Door shingle.

Michael Mitnick (“The Current War”) is writing the script.

Last month, the streaming platform announced Elba would star in “Turn Up Charlie,” a comedy in which Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.

Elba most recently starred in “Molly’s Game,
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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical All the Money in the World (crime drama; Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Timothy Hutton; rated R) Molly's Game (biographical drama; Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp; rated R) Proud Mary (crime thriller; Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown; rated R) The Greatest Showman (musical drama; Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya...
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There's Already Oscar Buzz For Black Panther in 2019 - Here's What It Could Win

Black Panther has taken over the internet since its widely anticipated release, just in case you didn't hear already. With a well-respected director, talented cast, and epic soundtrack, Black Panther unsurprisingly appeals to both critics and mass audiences alike. While it won't be considered in the 2018 Oscars run, movie buffs are already thinking about its potential nominations for the 2019 Oscars.

Even without Oscar validation, though, its box office numbers and positive reviews speak for themselves.

Black Panther will likely receive nominations for its technical feats. Most years, crowd-pleasing action movies dominate with nominations for categories in designs and effects. In 2016, Suicide Squad even won an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling. The Black Panther project features the most prominent technical players in the entertainment industry. Its cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, is the first female cinematographer to get an Academy Award nomination for her work in Mudbound. We wouldn't be surprised if
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Jessica Chastain Has 'No Issues with Nudity' But Is 'Bothered' By How It's Used in Hollywood

Jessica Chastain Has 'No Issues with Nudity' But Is 'Bothered' By How It's Used in Hollywood
Jessica Chastain is opening up about stripping down.

The Molly’s Game actress, 41, spoke about what she says are major differences in the way nudity is depicted in American and European films during a recent interview with Vulture.

“I have no issues with nudity, especially in a lot of European cinema that I adore, but I find that in American cinema, the idea of nudity has always bothered me,” she told the outlet.

“I realized why: For me, I’m uncomfortable with nudity when it feels like it’s not the person’s decision to be naked, when it’s
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Terrifying Pennywise Animatronic Is the Ultimate Haunted House Prop

Terrifying Pennywise Animatronic Is the Ultimate Haunted House Prop
If you weren't already at least a little scared of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in It, this giant animatronic version of the killer clown should do the trick. TransWorld's Halloween and Attractions show recently kicked off in St. Louis, Missouri and runs through the rest of the weekend. Basically, if you aren't familiar, it's a gigantic convention that is completely dedicated to the haunted house industry. As such, there are lots of cool, scary things on hand. But without question, this animatronic Pennywise takes the cake.

The gigantic, horrifying Pennywise comes from the folks at Unit 70 Studios, who had the It prop on display at the convention. This isn't just a person-sized version of Bill Skarsgard's child-eating clown, as we can see. This is, instead, a monster-sized version of Pennywise that features several especially creepy features that are pure nightmare fuel. This Pennywise animatronic is sporting the spider arms
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Jessica Chastain Donates $2K to Woman’s Fertility Treatment

  • The Wrap
Jessica Chastain Donates $2K to Woman’s Fertility Treatment
Following an extremely cordial conversation about abortion on her Instagram, Jessica Chastain not only gave words of encouragement to a woman dreaming of motherhood, she also donated money to make that dream come true.

To commemorate International Women’s Day Thursday, the “Molly’s Game” actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a T-shirt with the message “We Should All Be Feminists” printed on the front. The accompanying caption read, “Feminism: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes #happyinternationalwomensday @renatocampora.”

Among the responses to Chastain’s feminist message was from a woman named Karin Schulz, who said:...
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Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!

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Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!Call Me By Your Name, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phantom Thread and more hit the Cineplex Store this March!Adriana Floridia3/6/2018 10:07:00 Am

March has arrived, and with it, some of the year's best films are now at the Cineplex Store!

This month, you can catch up with award-winning movies like Call Me By Your Name and Phantom Thread, or you can watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi again and again....and again!

If you missed any of these when they played theatres, or if you simply want to watch them again, here are the titles that are coming to the Cineplex Store in March!

March 6th

Our pick of the week: Call Me By Your Name (Available to Buy)

Elio, Elio, Elio...if you've seen Call Me By Your Name,
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Jessica Chastain in Talks to Join It Sequel

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Join It Sequel
Jessica Chastain may be joining the Loser's Club.  The Oscar nominee is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming It sequel, the actress' rep confirmed to E! News. Chastain, who earned a Golden Globe nomination this year for her performance in Molly's Game, is reportedly being considered for the adult version of Beverly Marsh, according to Variety, which first revealed the news.  As the only female member of the friend group, Beverly was played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 silver screen adaptation. Slated for release in September 2019,  the sequel is also expected to star Bill Skarsgård again as the menacing clown, Pennywise.  ...
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It 2 Wants Jessica Chastain as Adult Beverly

It 2 Wants Jessica Chastain as Adult Beverly
The adult Losers Club cast for It 2 is finally starting to come together, with two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain entering talks to star in the sequel. If a deal is finalized, she will portray the adult version of Beverly Marsh, who was portrayed by Sophia Lillis in last year's It, which became the highest-grossing horror movie of all time last fall. With the first member of the adult Loser's Club in place, it will be interesting to see how quickly the rest of the cast comes together as the filmmakers prepare for a summer shoot.

What's interesting about this casting is it was actually predicted a few months ago by Deviant Art user NetoRibeiro89, who put together a series of character posters featuring The Losers Club members as adults, with who the artist thought would be cast as these characters. Sophia Lillis also stated in an interview that she wanted
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As Expected, Jessica Chastain is Confirmed To Be in Talks For It: Chapter 2

Jessica Chastain has been a fan favorite choice to take on the adult version of Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter 2. Chastain has expressed interest in playing the character, and it doesn't hurt that she's best friends with the director and producer of the film. 

Variety is now reporting that the actress is now officially in early negotiations to join the highly-anticipated sequel. Director Andy Muschietti will be back to direct and Gary Dauberman is in the process of writing the script. 

With the relationship that Chastain has with the filmmakers, I'll be shocked if she doesn't end up in the role of Beverly. She's such a great actress. She most recently starred in the film Molly's Game, and in my opinion, gave one of the best performances of the year. It's crazy she wasn't nominated for an Oscar.

If Chastain jumps on board, you can expect a bunch of other
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Netflix's Highwaymen Begins Shooting with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson

Netflix announced today that The Highwaymen from director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) commenced principal photography in Louisiana. The cast is led by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (Molly's Game, Hidden Figures), Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Hunger Games series), Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Disjointed, The Blind Side), John Carroll Lynch (The Founder, American Horror Story), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Fear the Walking Dead (tv series)), Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Kong: Skull Island), and William Sadler (Power (tv series), The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist).

Based on true events, this story follows Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), who are drawn out of retirement in a last-ditch effort to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. The project had been in development for several years, with Paul Newman and
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Aaron Hernandez Movie Producer Claims He's Getting Gang Threats

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A huge Hollywood movie producer claims he and his staff are getting gang threats over the Aaron Hernandez movie he's making ... and now he's asking the court for protection. The man behind the movie is Mark Gordon -- who's produced huge films like "Saving Private Ryan," "The Patriot" and "Molly's Game." He recently announced a movie based on Aaron Hernandez's life called 'All-American Murder.' Problem is ... Gordon says another Hollywood producer, Todd Guzze, is
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Watch a 1-Hour Roundtable Conversation with Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone & More

With the Oscars just around the corner, we're in the heat of awards season and The Hollywood Reporter is rolling out their lengthy roundtable discussion with the year's biggest contenders (well, some of them -- these interviews are filmed months in advance, so some of these ladies didn't ultimately land the nomination). The latest 1-hour talk focuses on female actors, and THR lined up one heck of a power squad with Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game), Jennifer Lawrence (mother!), Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), and Allison Janney (I, …
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Hugh Jackman Shares Reaction to Logan Oscar Nomination

Superhero fans were given quite the welcomed surprise this morning, when 20th Century Fox's Logan received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. The nomination was the first ever for writer-director James Mangold, and his co-writer Michael Green, although the third writer, Scott Frank, was previously nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for his 1998 Elmore Leonard adaptation Out of Sight. After the news was announced this morning, Hugh Jackman took to Twitter to deliver some heartfelt praise for the filmmaker after getting his first ever Oscar nod. Here's what Hugh Jackman had to say on social media earlier today.

"If Hollywood kept statistics for the most assists in nominations/awards ... @mang0ld would be the league leader. Today, he finally got the recognition he deserves. Congrats brother! @WolverineMovie #Logan #Wolverine #Oscars2018"

For those who have followed his exceptional career, many might be surprised that this is James Mangold's first Oscar nomination.
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Logan Oscar Nomination Scores a Major Victory for Superhero Movies

Logan Oscar Nomination Scores a Major Victory for Superhero Movies
Logan has scored a surprising Oscar nomination. The Academy announced the 2018 Oscar nominees today and Logan earned a spot in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. The critically-heralded comic book movie has been on the fringe this year, in terms of awards season love, so it was always a possibility that the X-Men spin-off could earn some nominations, but this one, in particular, is pretty significant. However, that's the only category that the movie was nominated in, meaning that it was arguably snubbed in some other major categories.

Focusing on the positive, Logan beat out some big movies and is competing against some of the year's best in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. The other nominees include Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory), The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber), Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin) and Netflix's Mudbound (Dee Rees, Virgil Williams). The fact that a movie adapted
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Jessica Chastain Shows Jimmy Fallon What It’s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood — Watch

Jessica Chastain Shows Jimmy Fallon What It’s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood — Watch
Jessica Chastain has never been shy about advocating for better roles for women in Hollywood, she never misses an opportunity to express her dismay with the status quo, but she tried something a little different last night. In an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Chastain roped Fallon into the cause by letting him do what men do best: Play dumb. Fallon is the perfect male stand-in for average Joes everywhere, and his particular brand of boy-next-door naiveté works well in this context.

Read More:Jessica Chastain Takes Aim at the Patriarchy in ‘Molly’s Game’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

“I’m really excited to be part of the movement for better female representation, because female roles have been so under-written, especially compared to male roles,” said Chastain, introducing the sketch. In it, Chastain and Fallon read from sample movie scripts, except Chastain reads the man and Fallon reads the woman.
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Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy
More than six years after the Best Picture nominee The Help took the careers of Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer to new heights, the actresses are reuniting for an untitled Christmas comedy. The project was at the center of a huge bidding war that Universal eventually won, over 20th Century Fox and Paramount, with the pitch coming from Jessica Chastain herself and her Freckle Films production president Kelly Carmichael, who both wrote the treatment, with Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians) attached to write the script. Both Chastain and Carmichael are set to produce through their Freckle Films banner, alongside Maven Pictures' Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.

Both Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer will portray two women who are trying to brave the elements and get back home for Christmas, although no further story details were given for this Jessica Chastain Holiday Comedy. Executive VP of production Erik Baiers and
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Jessica Chastain & Will Ferrell To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In January

Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain will host Saturday Night Live on January 20, with musical guest Troye Sivan. This will be Chastain’s first time as host on the SNL stage. SNL vet Will Ferrell returns for his fourth time as host on January 27, with musical guest Chris Stapleton. Chastain can currently be seen opposite Idris Elba and Kevin in Aaron Sorkin's drama Molly's Game, which has been getting serious awards season buzz. It also will be Sivan’s first time as…
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