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Disney's Mulan Remake Gets Jason Scott Lee as the Villain

Disney's live-action Mulan has just added another villain, Jason Scott Lee, who is of Chinese and Hawaiian descent. He joins actor Gong Li, who was previously cast as one of the antagonists in the upcoming reimagining of the Disney animated classic. This offers further proof that the Mouse House is putting their money where their mouth is on this one, in terms of not whitewashing it.

Jason Scott Lee is set to portray a warrior by the name of Bori Khan. He's described as a leader dead set on avenging his father's death. Beyond that, his specific motivations and who exactly he wants to get revenge on remain a mystery.

This is an interesting bit of casting in the sense that Jason Scott Lee actually has a pre-established history with Disney. He portrayed Mowgli in his younger years in the studios' 1994 live-action version of The Jungle Book. He was

Disney's Mulan Remake Gets Jason Scott Lee as the Villain

Disney's live-action Mulan has just added another villain, Jason Scott Lee, who is of Chinese and Hawaiian descent. He joins actor Gong Li, who was previously cast as one of the antagonists in the upcoming reimagining of the Disney animated classic. This offers further proof that the Mouse House is putting their money where their mouth is on this one, in terms of not whitewashing it.

Jason Scott Lee is set to portray a warrior by the name of Bori Khan. He's described as a leader dead set on avenging his father's death. Beyond that, his specific motivations and who exactly he wants to get revenge on remain a mystery.

This is an interesting bit of casting in the sense that Jason Scott Lee actually has a pre-established history with Disney. He portrayed Mowgli in his younger years in the studios' 1994 live-action version of The Jungle Book. He was
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Suraj Sharma: “Phillauri was a truly beautiful experience.”

Suraj Sharma began his journey in the world of making movies with the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee. The young actor’s first role was very challenging not only in the character he had to potray, but the fact that much of his role was filmed in front of a green screen with a CGI tiger. He excelled and won rave reviews. Originally from India, Sharma has been looking for an Indian film to do and finally found it in Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri.

Set in Punjab, Phillauri is about an Nri Punjabi boy named Kanan (played by Suraj Sharma) who returns to India to get married to his childhood sweetheart. As luck would have it, his horoscope reads that he is a Manglik and that he needs to marry a tree before he can marry Anu (played by Mehreen Pirzada) to
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11th Gasparilla International Film Festival to Screen 35 Features Including J.K.

11th Gasparilla International Film Festival to Screen 35 Features Including J.K.
11th Gasparilla International Film Festival to Screen 35 Features Including J.K. Simmons’ ‘All Nighter’“All Nighter

The 11th edition of Tampa’s most prominent film event, Suncoast Credit Union’s Gasparilla International Film Festival (Giff), will take place March 2-March 9, 2017 at the Tampa Theater and AMC Centro Ybor. Gavin Wiesen’s “All Nighter,” starring Academy Award-winner J. K. Simmons will have its World Premiere as part of the festival.

A total of 35 films and over 70 shorts will screen over eight days and will include international and regional premieres of narrative features, documentaries and short films from around the world. In addition to the film program, Giff will also feature master classes and panel discussions.

The title sponsor, Suncoast Credit Union, has been committed to the festival for three consecutive years with the goal of bringing quality entertainment and enrichment to the community. The Suncoast Credit Union also sponsors the Family Fun
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Lineup for the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival

Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (Giff) announced its official selection for the annual event held at the Tampa Theater and AMC Centro Ybor in Tampa, Florida, from March 2-March 9.

The festival will host the world premiere for All Nighter starring Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons and directed by Gavin Wiesen.

There will be 35 films and over 70 shorts, in which it will host international and regional premieres of narrative features, documentaries and short films around the world.

Here are the highlighted line up of the films:

Opening Night Film:

Burn Your Maps: A nine-year-old boy, grieving with his parents over the recent loss of his baby sister, becomes obsessed with the idea that he’s a Mongolian goat herder who belongs back home in his small village in Mongolia. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Virginia Madsen, Suraj Sharma. Directed by Jordan Roberts

Closing Night Film:

Unleashed: When
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Room’s Jacob Tremblay is cast in Shane Black’s new Predator movie

Author: Jon Lyus

The news that 20th Century Fox were bringing back the Predator following a critically disappointing Robert Rodriguez rebootquel in 2010 was something of a surprise. Then Shane Black’s name became attached and interest in the project was suddenly elevated. Black’s The Nice Guys was an unsung hero of last year’s cinematic offerings, and the man has a keen eye and ear for making good movies. The news today that he has secured the services of Room’s Jacob Tremblay for a lead role makes a lot of sense given Black’s previous films, in which a young actor often made a real difference to the tone, and success, of the movies.

Related: Five Things Shane Black can do to Save the Predator Franchise

Tremblay revealed his casting in typically ebullient fashion.

Time for me to #Gettothechoppa!!! #ThePredator pic.twitter.com/pwqlG7D8op

Jacob Tremblay
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‘Billy on the Street’: Jacob Tremblay Tells New Yorkers About His Success — Watch

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‘Billy on the Street’: Jacob Tremblay Tells New Yorkers About His Success — Watch
Last year, Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” written by and based upon Emma Donoghue’s novel by the same name, follows a young woman (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) as captives of a dangerous kidnapper. The film garnered quite a bit of acclaim, including four Oscar nominations, and the young Tremblay won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Performer. Now, a year later, Tremblay guest stars on this week’s Billy Eichner’s TruTV comedy game show “Billy on the Street” where he walks around New York with Eichner reminding citizens that “he’s more successful than they are and is blowing up in Hollywood right now.” Watch the segment below.

Read More: ‘Billy on the Street’: Rachel Dratch Escapes Margot Robbie’s Moment Via Obstacle Course — Watch

Tremblay is not the only guest on this upcoming episode of “Billy on the Street”: Billy
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Diff to open with 'Miss Sloane', close with 'Rogue One'

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Diff to open with 'Miss Sloane', close with 'Rogue One'
This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (Diff, December 7-14) will open with John Madden’s political thriller Miss Sloane and close with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane revolves around a ruthless lobbyist in Washington DC. Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens in UAE theatres on December 15.

Celebrating its 13th edition this year, Diff will screen 156 films from 55 countries, including 57 world and international premieres, 73 Mena premieres, 12 Middle East premieres and 9 Gcc premieres.

Red carpet galas at Diff include the world premiere of Aditya Chopra’s Befikre; Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Swallows And Amazons, Emirati director Ali F. Mostafa’s third feature The Worthy; and Lone Scherfig’s romantic comedy Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and Sam Claflin.

Diff’s Beach Screenings include Jordan Robert’s Burn Your Maps, starring Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay; Michaël Dudok de Wit
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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘La La Land’ Gala, London Awards Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Certain Women’ and More

Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘La La Land’ Gala, London Awards Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Certain Women’ and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Full Lineup Announcements

– “3-D Auteurs,” a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history’s most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum November 11 – 29. The festival spans 3-D’s earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Méliès) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. Hollywood’s first big 3-D craze (sometimes called 3-D’s “golden era”), intended to offset the threat of television, came in the early 1950s, with such movies as Hitchcock’s “Dial M For Murder,” André De Toth’s “House of Wax” and Jack Arnold’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (all included in the series).

Hollywood produced roughly 50 movies in the process from 1952 to 1954, before fizzling out and being overtaken by
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Cast Interviews: Jacob Tremblay & Vera Farmiga for Burn Your Maps

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We present our highlights from the press conference of Jordan RobertsBurn your Maps from the 2016 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF16). The film stars Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Marton Csokas, Suraj Sharma, and Virginia Madsen. A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, […]

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TIFF16 Premiere Interviews: Jacob Tremblay & Virginia Madsen for Burn Your Maps

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We present our our interviews from the premiere of Jordan RobertsBurn your Maps from the 2016 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF16). The film stars Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Marton Csokas, Suraj Sharma, and Virginia Madsen. Here’s a synopsis for you, A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an […]

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[Tiff Review] Burn Your Maps

Many films deal with the aftermath of a family death by becoming about how their characters live with the pain — it changing them into different people. Some distinctly show them living despite it instead. Rather than depict Connor (Marton Csokas) and Alise (Vera Farmiga) as the death of their baby girl just ten months prior consumes them, Jordan RobertsBurn Your Maps portrays their desire to move on after their transformations are complete. They’re searching for a future they hope exists but cannot yet see. They’ve dealt with grief already (at least they’re frustrated enough to believe they have), so now it’s time to embrace the life that remains. While their son Wes (Jacob Tremblay) readies for what this entails, we’re still uncertain if they are too.

But don’t think this story is one steeped in heavy drama from start to finish without room to breathe.
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Burn Your Maps review: if the kid from Room wants to be Mongolian, let him

Jacob Tremblay and Vera Farmiga (as his understanding mother) are irresistible in this strange tale, premiering at Toronto, of a young boy with goats on the brain – it’s just a shame the film isn’t as interested in the locals as they are

Few actors working in Hollywood today have a more expressive face than Vera Farmiga. With a crooked smile or a slightly tilted head, she has the uncanny ability to convey complex emotions in even the briefest reaction shot. Lucky we are, then, that this newest film, Burn Your Maps, offers a rich character, roiled in tumult, and plopped in an extraordinary setting. This isn’t to say this movie is a masterpiece, but it’s one that doesn’t just tug on the heartstrings it yanks on them like a streetcar passenger afraid he’ll miss his stop.

We open in suburban Chicago, where young Wes
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Tiff Adds ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ ‘Voyage of Time’ And Many More

The Toronto International Film Festival is mere weeks from kicking off, yet the annual fall fest is showing zero sign of slowing down when it comes to announcing the titles that will round out this year’s event. Today’s announcement brings with it a number of Cannes favorites, including Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “I, Daniel Blake,” Olivier Assayas’ divisive Kristen Stewart-starring “Personal Shopper” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

The slate will also play home to the Dardenne Brothers’ latest, “The Unknown Girl,” which has reportedly been through an edit since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. Other standouts from Cannes include Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius,” Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada.
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TV News: Elm, Billions, Last, Crashing, Ranch

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Robert Englund will reprise his iconic role of Freddy Krueger to host El Rey's upcoming 45-hour "A Nightmare on Elm Street" marathon which kicks off the day before Valentine's Day. The run will include the first five films in the 'Elm Street' series along with several episodes of the "Freddy's Nightmares" anthology series.

"Freddy's Dead," "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," "Freddy vs. Jason" and the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake will not be a part of the rotation. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Billions

Showtime's new series "Billions" drew record numbers for Showtime on Sunday night, the drama pulling in 2.99 million viewers, both in premiere ratings and advance sampling, to make the best series debut ever for the cabler - topping the 2.91M that tuned in for the "Ray Donovan" series premiere.

The series follows two highly ambitious opposing figures - U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and billionaire
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Room actor Jacob Tremblay to play young Will Forte on The Last Man on Earth

9-year-old Jacob Tremblay, who was recently awarded with the Best Young Actor/Actress award at the Critics Choice Awards for his performance in Room, has signed on to guest star on Fox’s critically acclaimed comedy The Last Man on Earth.

The breakout actor will play a young version of Will Forte’s Phil Tandy Miller for one episode; presumably, Tremblay will appear in a flashback, which is a device that has rarely been used in past episodes of the show.

Not only did critics praise Tremblay for his portrayal as Jacob alongside Brie Larson in Room, but over the last few months, the actor has received numerous nominations and awards from such esteemed groups as the Screen Actors Guild and the National Board of Review.

Tremblay will be popping up in numerous projects over the course of 2016, including four movies: Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake, Jordan Roberts’s Burn Your Maps,
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Our Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films: Villeneuve’s Story of Your Life Leads Class of 2016

Auteurs working within the confines of the studio system tend to disappoint, though we try to keep hope alive by anticipating the best for talented directors braving compromised visions. 2015 wasn’t without its fair share of standout studio fare, particularly with George Miller’s comeback for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Inarritu’s The Revenant, and J.J. Abram’s revitalization of Star Wars. Of course, there were just as many disappointments, including David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis and the Wachowski Siblings’ rather derivative Jupiter Ascending. While a couple items from our top 25 studio list last year were held over, we’ve noted a bright clutch of hopeful auteur items to look forward to in 2016. You’ll notice a common theme among our top items, including supernatural or extraterrestrial elements.

25. The Accountant – Gavin O’Connor

24. The Nice GuysShane Black

23. The Disaster Artist
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First Look At Quirky Comedy ‘Burn Your Maps’ Starring Jacob Tremblay

First Look At Quirky Comedy ‘Burn Your Maps’ Starring Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay’s profile is rising fast after his turn alongside Brie Larson in the critically acclaimed Room, and up next for him is the dramedy Burn Your Maps, which sees the young actor playing an eight year old boy who, after a family tragedy, decides he’s actually a Mongolian goat herder born in the wrong place. Teaming up with an ambitious Indian filmmaker (Suraj Sharma), the pair set out on a journey east to Mongolia to find their place in the world. We’ve got an…
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