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Jesse Plemons & ‘The Deuce’ Actress Dominique Fishback Join Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield In WB’s Black Panthers Pic ‘Jesus Was My Homeboy’

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Jesse Plemons & ‘The Deuce’ Actress Dominique Fishback Join Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield In WB’s Black Panthers Pic ‘Jesus Was My Homeboy’
Exclusive: Jesse Plemons (The Post) and The Deuce actress Dominique Fishback are joining Warner Bros’ and MacRo’s anticipated Black Panthers pic Jesus Was My Homeboy, starring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta).

The Ryan Coogler-produced film will follow the rise and untimely demise of iconic Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) as seen through the eyes of William O’Neal (Stanfield), the man who betrayed him to the FBI. It will explore how the FBI infiltrated the Black Panthers, the psychology of their informant and the notorious assassination of the young political leader who died aged only 21. Production is due to start in mid-late October. Fishback, the female lead, will play Hampton’s lover Deborah Johnson, the mother of activist Fred Hampton Jr. Plemons will star as Roy Mitchell, one of the primary FBI agents assigned to pursue Hampton and get intelligence from O’Neal.
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Christian Bale tells Pattison to forget Batman haters and own the role

  • JoBlo
After starring as the Dark Knight for Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Vice actor Christian Bale knows a thing or two about swinging through the streets of Gotham City as the World's Greatest Detective. While doing press for his latest film, Ford V Ferrari, in which Bale stars alongside Matt Damon, the method acting maniac was asked repeatedly about what he thinks of…
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Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival

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Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival
Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, lead producers Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler and Stephanie P. McClelland announced today.

Directed by frequent Mamet collaborator Neil Pepe, American Buffalo will begin previews in March 2020 with an official opening on Tuesday, April 14. The theater has not been announced.

Fishburne, last on Broadway in 2008’s one-man play Thurgood, will play the character Donny. Rockwell, returning to Broadway after 2014’s Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, will play Teach.

The duo’s casting leaves the play’s third character, Bobby, as yet unfilled or unannounced.

After Chicago and Off Broadway productions in 1975 and ’76, American Buffalo premiered on Broadway in 1977, with Ulu Grosbard directing Robert Duvall as Teach and Kenneth McMillan as Donny. John Savage played Bobby. In a 1981 Off Broadway production at Circle in the Square starred Al Pacino, Thomas Waites and Clifton James.
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Adam McKay Reportedly Interested In New Project Focused On Jeffrey Epstein

After a string of comedy classics like “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” and “Step Brothers,” filmmaker Adam McKay has decided to take a bit of a left turn out of the realm of raunchy humor and into the world of political and financial dramas. He’s done this with equal success thanks to films like “Vice,” “The Big Short,” and his Showtime series “Succession.” So, while it would have been an odd match a decade ago, it’s completely unsurprising that McKay has his sights set on Jeffrey Epstein for a potential future project.

Continue reading Adam McKay Reportedly Interested In New Project Focused On Jeffrey Epstein at The Playlist.
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New Trailer, Poster For ‘Le Mans ’66’/’Ford V Ferrari’

20th Century Fox has released the brand new trailer for Le Mans ’66/ aka Ford V Ferrari which is speeding into cinemas later this year. I’ve already managed to check this movie out and I can tell you that it is simply magnificent. Matt Damon and Christian Bale lead the cast of the James Mangold-directed film about the ferocious battle between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari to win the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour race in France in the 1960s. It really is superb.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Le Mans ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on
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Ava DuVernay, Sam Rockwell to Receive Gotham Awards Honors

  • Variety
Ava DuVernay, Sam Rockwell to Receive Gotham Awards Honors
Ava DuVernay will receive the Director Tribute and Sam Rockwell will be presented with the Actor Tribute at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Awards.

The 29th Ifp Gotham Awards will take place this year at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Dec. 2 in the first awards show of the season.

“Ava DuVernay is a groundbreaking and influential filmmaker whose work casts an overdue and much needed light on the history of our nation’s systemic racism embedded in our institutions of justice today,” said Jeff Sharp, executive director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center. “She is enlightening and impactful to a new wave of filmmakers and her films are profoundly consequential to our nation’s continued endeavor to provide equal justice for all.”

DuVernay directed “Selma,” the Oscar-nominated criminal justice documentary “13th” and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” Her most recent project is
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Ava DuVernay and Sam Rockwell to Be Honored at 2019 Ifp Gotham Awards

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Ava DuVernay and Sam Rockwell to Be Honored at 2019 Ifp Gotham Awards
Ava DuVernay and Sam Rockwell will be honored with tributes at the 2019 Ifp Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced Thursday.

DuVernay, the “When They See Us” and “Selma” filmmaker, will receive the Director Tribute, and Rockwell, the star of “Fosse/Verdon,” will receive the Actor Tribute at what is typically the first major awards show of the long awards season. This year’s ceremony will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

“Ava DuVernay is a groundbreaking and influential filmmaker whose work casts an overdue and much needed light on the history of our nation’s systemic racism embedded in our institutions of justice today. She is enlightening and impactful to a new wave of filmmakers and her films are profoundly consequential to our nation’s continued endeavor to provide equal justice for all,” Jeff Sharp, executive director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center,
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‘When They See Us’ video interviews: Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash, Michael Kenneth Williams and more exclusive chats [Watch]

Netflix’s “When They See Us” burst into the Emmy race with 16 nominations, including Best Limited Series. Directed by Ava DuVernay, it tells the true story of the Exonerated Five, who were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in New York City in 1989. Gold Derby recently spoke with several of the show’s contenders, including stars Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk, Michael Kenneth Williams and Marsha Stephanie Blake, plus composer Kris Bowers, as well as editors Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro. Scroll down and click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

See ‘When They See Us’ Emmy voter event: Ava DuVernay and cast say there was no way they could turn down this story [Listen]

The show was a particular challenge for Jerome, who was the only actor in the cast to play one of the accused as a young teenager and also as an adult.
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Now Stream This: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, ‘A Simple Favor’, ‘Climax’, ‘Vice’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) A long holiday weekend is upon us, marking the end of summer. What will you do? Get together with friends for an end-of-summer BBQ? Or stay the hell inside and watch movies? […]

The post Now Stream This: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, ‘A Simple Favor’, ‘Climax’, ‘Vice’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, and More appeared first on /Film.
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France’s Mars Films Put Under Court-Ordered Financial Restructuring, Plans to Focus on Production (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Mars Films, a leading French distribution company that released American indie films such as Oscar winners “12 Years a Slave” and “Moonlight” in France, has been put under financial restructuring and monitoring for six months by a business court in Paris.

The company, which has 23 employees, went into receivership Aug. 1 after it stopped paying creditors. Mars Films has an annual revenue of €36.8 million and a debt of €78.6 million, including more than €20 millions in current liabilities, according to court documents filed earlier this month. Headed by Stephane Celerier and Valerie Garcia, Mars Films was rescued from financial struggles once before, in 2015, by Vivendi, which took a 30% stake in the company.

In spite of its large debts, Mars boasts a strong library of more than 200 films among its assets, which together are worth a total of €107.3 million, according to the court documents. While it’s under financial restructuring, the company will proceed
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‘Succession’ Composer Nicholas Britell on Making Music for the One Percent

  • Variety
The Roys, the media empire family at the heart of HBO’s “Succession,” are ridiculously rich. They’re manipulative and cruel. They’re also a bit delusional and absurd.

When Nicholas Britell conceived the show’s score, he wanted to capture all of that.

“I wrote in this almost late-1700s, dark classical zone,” says Britell, the Oscar-nominated composer of “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” “I was kind of imagining: what is the music that the Roy family would imagine for themselves? What’s the music that they think they sound like?”

But this “dark courtly” elegance is often also infused with fat hip-hop beats, an 808 drum machine, detuned piano — all piano is performed by Britell — and modern filters and samples. This is music for the delusions of Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who has a predilection for rap, but intentionally exaggerated.

“There really needed to be this seriousness,
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‘The Report’: Adam Driver & Director Scott Z. Burns Look At Post-9/11 Torture Methods By The CIA

If you’ve seen Adam McKay‘s “Vice,” the portrait of former Vice President Dick Cheney, the movie may have given you some handy context you may have forgotten. No, acclaimed writer/director Scott Z. Burns‘ “The Report” is not a comedic, dark political satire, but it does spin-off from some of the events in that film. In “Vice,” it’s shown how Cheney is instrumental in finding any shred of information, credible or not, to help justify the war in Iraq in the early aughts.

Continue reading ‘The Report’: Adam Driver & Director Scott Z. Burns Look At Post-9/11 Torture Methods By The CIA at The Playlist.
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New Video Goes Into The Disgusting Sounds Of Mortal Kombat

A new video from the team over at Vice News takes a deep dive into one of the more fascinating yet often overlooked aspects of video games: the sound design. In particular, this video addresses one of the most recognizable franchises in video game history: Mortal Kombat. In the video, the Vice team heads to […]

The post New Video Goes Into The Disgusting Sounds Of Mortal Kombat appeared first on Dread Central.
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Vice News Tonight: Cancelled HBO Series Moves to Viceland

It looks like Vice News Tonight will live on. Deadline reports the cancelled HBO TV show is being revived on Viceland.

A docuseries, Vice News Tonight featured a wide variety of news features, from field pieces to interviews, exploring current events all around the globe. The show premiered on in 2016 and was cancelled by the network earlier this year.

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2019 Emmys predictions slugfest: Will Best Drama Directing be a game of vote-splitting, or can ‘Game of Thrones’ actually prevail? [Watch]

2019 Emmys predictions slugfest: Will Best Drama Directing be a game of vote-splitting, or can ‘Game of Thrones’ actually prevail? [Watch]
Our combined Emmy odds currently peg “Game of Thrones” as the front-runner for Best Drama Directing for the battle-centric episode “The Long Night” (by Miguel Sapochnik). But what about the other two “Thrones” episodes nominated in this race: “The Last of the Starks” (by David Nutter) and “The Iron Throne” (by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)? I joined Gold Derby editors Riley Chow and Zach Laws to discuss whether “Got” is strong enough to overcome vote-splitting or another show could end up ascending the Emmy throne (watch the video slugfest above).

SEEAdam McKay Interview: ‘Succession’ director

Like our odds, I’m predicting Sapochnik to nab his second Emmy statuette, after winning his first one in 2016 for directing the season 6 “Thrones” installment “Battle of the Bastards.” To defend my prediction, I argue, “Everyone knows that this episode took 55 nights to shoot. Everyone knows it’s one of the biggest battle spectacles
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‘Vice News Tonight’ Lands At Viceland Cable Network

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Nightly newsmagazine Vice News Tonight is returning to TV on Viceland, the basic cable network joint venture of Vice Media and A+E Networks.

Vnt had been looking for a new home after HBO in June opted not to renew the program after also ending Vice’s weekly newsmagazine following a seven-year run. At the time, Vice Media, run by CEO Nancy Dubuc installed Jesse Angelo as news and entertainment chief following the exit of Josh Tyrangiel.

Angelo is spearheading the new incarnation of Vnt on Viceland. The program will serve as a new nightly primetime anchor for the channel, succeeding variety series Vice Live, which was canceled in April after a two-month run.

“Vnt is going to a wider audience as we bring it home to our television network and make it the centerpiece of a primetime block built off of the Vice news voice and sensibility, in addition
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Adam McKay Promises to Shun Packaging Fees in Future Deals

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Adam McKay Promises to Shun Packaging Fees in Future Deals
Adam McKay, who earned Oscar nominations for producing, directing and writing “Vice,” has pledged that he will shun packaging fees and language in future deals.

McKay has been at the center of controversy within the Writers Guild of America West elections following his Aug. 9 assertion that public dissent over guild’s hardline stance on Hollywood agents was counterproductive.

Jason Fuchs, who’s part of the Writers Moving Forward dissident group, published an essay in response titled “Dissent is Not Disloyalty: A Rebuttal to Adam McKay.” The dissidents want the WGA to return to the bargaining table with the Big Four agencies as soon as possible.

McKay, who earned a screenwriting Oscar and directing nomination for “The Big Short,” said in a Tweet published Tuesday, “After some great discussions with fellow WGA members I’m making the commitment to no packaging fees for my work as a director and will include
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HBO Orders Female-Led Skateboarding Comedy From Crystal Moselle, Lesley Arfin

  • Variety
HBO has given a series order to a comedy series based on the film “Skate Kitchen.”

Now titled “Betty,” the series is set against the backdrop of New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding. Development on the series was originally announced in December. HBO has given the half-hour show a six episode order. Production is currently underway in New York.

Skate Kitchen” stars Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran, Moonbear, Dede Lovelace, and Ajani Russell will star in the series, reprising their roles from the film. Crystal Moselle, who directed and co-wrote “Skate Kitchen,” will write, direct, and executive produce “Betty.” Lesley Arfin will also write and executive produce. Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg will also executive produce, with Isabella Tzenkova of Kotva Films and Lizzie Nastro producing. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment
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‘Skate Kitchen’-Inspired Comedy From Crystal Moselle & Lesley Arfin Gets Series Order At HBO

  • Deadline
HBO has given a six-episode series order to Betty (fka Untitled Skateboarding Project), a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime friend and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin. Additionally five actors who starred in the film — Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell, Moonbear, Rachelle Vinberg and Nina Moran — have been cast as series regulars in the series, which is currently in production in New York City.

Written by Moselle and Arfin, Betty, inspired by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film, is set against the backdrop of New York City. It will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.

Moselle, who also directs, and Arfin executive produce with Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment co-executive produce along with Rt FeaturesRodrigo Teixeira. Izabella Tzenkova of
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Top Talent Agencies Cancel Emmy Parties As Legal Battle With WGA Continues

  • The Wrap
As the legal battle between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s top agencies continues, those top agencies are cancelling their annual Emmy parties, multiple sources have told TheWrap.

The cancellations continue a trend that began in May during upfronts, where agencies canceled the usual parties held in New York to celebrate the upcoming TV season. Annual agency Emmy parties have been held at top restaurants in Los Angeles as well as the private residences of agency heads like UTA Co-President Jay Sures.

Also Read: WGA Renews Attacks on Endeavor Ipo in Warning to Potential Investors

On September 19th, five days after the Emmys take place in downtown Los Angeles, lawyers for the WGA and the four agencies it sued — Wme, CAA, UTA and ICM Partners — are scheduled to meet for a hearing that could lead to the dismissal of several aspects of the WGA’s lawsuit.

The WGA filed the lawsuit in April,
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