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‘Ghostbusters’: "Stranger Things" Actor Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon Eyed to Star (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘Ghostbusters’:
Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon are in talks to star in Sony’s latest installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, sources tell Variety.

Jason Reitman is directing the pic and has also co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan. He plans to shoot the film this summer, with Sony planning to release the latest sequel in summer 2020.

The studio would not comment on plot details, but sources say the story will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son. It’s currently unknown how that will connect to the new Ghostbusters team.

The film has been a huge priority for the studio, as it has been secretly developing it for some time using the code word “Rust City.” When Reitman was announced as director in January, a teaser trailer and release date were ready the next day.

There were rumblings that Reitman
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Mirrah Foulkes lands Us agent

Mirrah Foulkes.

Mirrah Foulkes’ prospects of cracking the Us market as an actor and director after the world premiere of Judy & Punch at Sundance just got better after she signed with UTA.

Home to a vast roster of talent including Roma director Alfonso Cuarón, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe, the agency will represent Mirrah in all areas.

Deadline.com broke the story, noting she is the only female member of the filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes her husband David Michôd, Nash Edgerton, Joel Edgerton and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Nash Edgerton, Michele Bennett and Vice Media’s Danny Gabai produced Judy & Punch, Foulkes’ feature directorial debut which got glowing reviews in Sundance after its premiere in the World Dramatic Competition.

The darkly comic revenge story follows Mia Wasikowska’s Judy as she joins forces with a band of outcast heretics to
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Sundance’s ‘Judy And Punch’ Writer-Director Mirrah Foulkes Inks With UTA

  • Deadline
Sundance’s ‘Judy And Punch’ Writer-Director Mirrah Foulkes Inks With UTA
Exclusive: Mirrah Foulkes, the Australian writer, director and actor whose directorial debut feature film Judy & Punch starring Mia Wasikowska had its word premiere in the World Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has signed with UTA.

Foulkes is the only female member of the filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes her husband David Michôd as well as Nash and Joel Edgerton. Nash Edgerton was a producer on Judy And Punch, a dark, satirical period revenge tale. That pic came after she directed a string of short films that garnered multiple festival awards.

As an actor, Foulkes’ film credits include Michôd’s Animal Kingdom and alongside Cate Blanchett in The Turning. She currently stars in the Hulu series Harrow, with other TV credits including Netflix’s The Crown, Top of the Lake and a recurring role CBSHawaii Five-0.

Foulkes will be repped by UTA in all areas
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Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson Comedy Gets 2020 Release Date

  • Variety
Universal Pictures has given a prime summer release date of June 19, 2020, to Pete Davidson’s untitled semi-autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow.

The studio made the announcement Friday, three days after unveiling the project. The Universal Pictures film is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus.

Davidson, who grew up in Staten Island, lost his firefighter father in the Sept. 11 attacks, started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16, and joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 at age 20. Davidson’s coming-of-age film “Big Time Adolescence” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Apatow will produce the pic for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. They share producing credits on “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” “This Is 40,” “Trainwreck,” and “Funny People.” Production will be starting this summer in New York City.

The Davidson-Apatow movie is the second to land on the June 19, 2020, date. It joins an untitled Pixar movie.
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Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson Comedy Set for Summer 2020

  • The Wrap
Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson Comedy Set for Summer 2020
Universal’s untitled comedy directed by Judd Apatow and starring and co-written by “SNL” star Pete Davidson has received a release date of June 19, 2020.

Universal also dated the thriller “The Turning,” based on a Henry James novella, for release on Jan. 24, 2020.

Apatow and Davidson co-wrote the untitled film with Dave Sirus, and it will begin production this summer in New York City.

Also Read: Universal's 'The Invisible Man' Reboot Lands New Director, Johnny Depp No Longer to Star

This is Apatow’s sixth feature and his first since the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck.” He’ll also produce for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.

The Turning” is a haunted house thriller from DreamWorks Pictures and is an adaptation of Henry James’ landmark novella. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Joely Richardson, and “The Florida Project” breakout Brooklynn Prince.

The Turning” takes audiences to
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Universal Dates Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy & DreamWorks’ ‘The Turning’ For 2020

  • Deadline
Universal Dates Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy & DreamWorks’ ‘The Turning’ For 2020
Universal will be releasing Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson comedy on June 19, 2020, and will open DreamWorks’ Henry James-inspired thriller The Turning on Jan. 24, 2020.

As Deadline reported, the Apatow comedy is the filmmaker’s first since the Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwrecked. There is no reported logline for the Apatow-Davidson team-up. Apatow and Barry Mendel are producing.

The Turning was to open on Feb. 22 this year before it was undated. Pic takes place in a spooky estate inn the Maine countryside where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear. Floria Sigismondi directs and Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, newcomer Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson star. Pic was written by Chad
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Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out in 2019 and 2020

Change comes slowly, at least in Hollywood. In its latest study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? Gender, Race & Age of Directors across 1,000 films from 2007-2017,” the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative identified that, of a total of 109 film directors associated with the 100 top movies of 2017, a full 92.7% were male and 7.3% were female. It’s a slight uptick over the percentages that cover the last 11 years and 1,100 movies, which found that 95.7% of all directors were male and 4.3% were female. You can read the full report right here.

Most of these movies, of course, come from the studio world, the home of the big blockbusters, the major moneymakers, and the kind of opportunities that continue to elude the vast majority of female filmmakers working in the contemporary era. And yet a look forward at the studio-backed selections hitting the big screen in the next two years signals that the tide is turning,
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12 female creatives selected for genre masterclass hosted by Bunya Productions

Margaret Morgan, Niki Aken and Taylor Litton-Strain.

Twelve female creators have been selected for a four-day genre masterclass, hosted by Bunya Productions and taught by Us writer/producer Raelle Tucker and Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale).

The Engendered Masterclass, supported as part of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers program, will be held next week and see participants workshop their active projects directly with Tucker and Podeswa.

“Genre is what is really cutting through on TV at the moment, so the Engendered Masterclass funded by Screen Australia represents a tremendous opportunity for female creators,” said Bunya Productions’ Greer Simpkin.

“Jeremy and Raelle are masters of delivering premium genre, and furthermore when you think of the likes of The Handmaid’s Tale and Sacred Lies, they have made dramas that have proven the creative and commercial worth of female-led storytelling.”

“The 12 Australian creators selected
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‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ To Fly A Week Earlier In February

  • Deadline
Update: DreamWorks’ Animation threequel How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from series director Dean DeBlois will now open on Feb. 22 instead of March 1 next year. DeBlois has been touring clips of the movie at Tiff and will be at New York Comic-Con to show off elements to fans next weekend.

Dragon moves away from a very busy March 1 frame that includes MGM’s Dwayne Johnson pic Flirting With My Family, Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral and Chaos Walking, and Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King. On Feb. 22, Dragon‘s new competition is just Paramount/Sk Global’s The Rhythm Section.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks’ live-action horror drama The Turning, originally dated for Feb. 22, is temporarily off the calendar for the time being.

Updated, April 17, 2018:: Universal Pictures said today that the third installment in DreamWorks Animation’s lucrative and toon Oscar-winning franchise now is
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‘The Florida Project’s’ Brooklynn Prince to Star in Apple Series About Child Journalist

  • The Wrap
‘The Florida Project’s’ Brooklynn Prince to Star in Apple Series About Child Journalist
The Florida Project” breakout Brooklynn Prince has been tapped to star in Apple’s Hilde Lysiak drama, which will be directed and executive produced by “Crazy Rich Asians” helmer Jon M. Chu.

Inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak, the murder mystery series follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind, where her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The untitled drama hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. It is created and executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. Joy Gorman Wettels, Sharlene Martin and Chu also serve as executive producers.

Also Read: Ronald D Moore's Apple Sci-Fi Series Adds Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

The 8-year-old Prince had her breakout last year, starring alongside Willem Dafoe and
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‘Florida Project’ Star Cast in Lead Role of Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series

  • Variety
‘Florida Project’ Star Cast in Lead Role of Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series
Brooklynn Prince has been cast in the lead role of the Apple series based on the life of Hilde Lysiak, Variety has confirmed.

Prince received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of the character Moonee in the Oscar- and Golden Globe-nomianted film “The Florida Project.” Her upcoming projects include “The One and Only Ivan” opposite Angelina Jolie and Sam Rockwell, the animated feature “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” and “The Turning.”

The Lysiak series follows a young girl (Prince) who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The story is inspired by the true story of Lysiak’s reporting. She was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pa, breaking the news in her self-started newspaper,
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‘The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince To Headline Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series

  • Deadline
‘The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince To Headline Apple’s Hilde Lysiak Series
Exclusive: The Florida Project standout, 8-year-old Brooklynn Prince, has been cast as the lead in Apple’s upcoming untitled Hilde Lysiak series, directed and executive produced by Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon M. Chu.

The 10-episode mystery drama, which has a straight-to-series order, was inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak. Also described as a family drama, it follows a young girl (Prince) who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The story is inspired by Lysiak, an investigative reporter who, at age 9, was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pa, breaking the news in her self-started newspaper, Orange Street News.

The series, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, was created
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Film News Roundup: Tom Hanks’ Sci-Fi Movie ‘Bios’ Dated for 2020 Release

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Tom Hanks’ Sci-Fi Movie ‘Bios’ Dated for 2020 Release
In today’s film news roundup, a science-fiction Tom Hanks project will arrive in 2020, “Hearts Beat Loud” gets a film festival slot, and “Notes on an Appearance” gets distribution.

Release Dates

Universal Pictures has dated Tom Hanks’ sci-fi story “Bios” for Oct. 2, 2020, along with giving horror-thriller “The Turning” a Feb. 22 launch and canine drama “A Dog’s Journey” for May 17, 2019.

Hanks stars in Amblin Entertainment’s “Bios” as the last man on Earth who builds a robot to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become “human” enough to take care of its charge… and the beloved pet to accept a new master.

Bios” is directed by Miguel Sapochnik from a script by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. Producers are Kevin Misher, as well as ImageMoversJack Rapke and Jackie Levine. Robert Zemeckis, Luck, Sapochnik, and
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Universal dates upcoming features The Turning, A Dog's Journey and Bios

  • JoBlo
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have released some info and dates on three of their upcoming titles, including a horror flick, a family flick and a sci-fi flick. First up is the horror flick, which is titled The Turning, which is based on the novella by Henry James. Here's the rundown on that one: For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify... Read More...
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Universal Dates Trio Of Amblin Pics: ‘The Turning’, ‘A Dog’s Journey’ & ‘Bios’

  • Deadline
Universal has given release dates for three Amblin Partners pics: Dreamworks Pictures’ The Turning on Feb. 22 next year, Amblin’s A Dog’s Journey on Friday, May 17, 2019 and the Tom Hanks movie Bios on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

The Turning is a haunted house thriller inspired by the Henry James novella and follows a nanny who oversees two distributed orphans who are harboring dark secrets at an estate in Maine. Floria Sigismondi directs with Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Joely Richardson and newcomer Brooklyn Prince starring. The Conjuring‘s Chad & Carey Hayes wrote with Jade Bartlett, and Roy Lee and Scott Bernstein are producing. The Turning will open against IMGlobal/Paramount’s The Rhythm Section.

A Dog‘s Journey is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. Based on the bestselling series by author W. Bruce Cameron, pic directed by Gail Mancuso, follows a dog who finds the meaning of his own existence
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Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Film & Turn of the Screw Retelling Get Release Dates

Universal has set release dates for two Amblin films: the Tom Hanks sci-fi movie Bios and horror flick The Turning. Amblin Entertaiment is of course the famous production company that Steve Spielberg founded with Frank Marshall and current Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy back in the 1980s. The banner remains as prolific as ever now; it only just released Spielberg’s Ready Player One and has both the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Eli Roth’s kid-friendly supernatural horror film The House with a Clock in its Walls arriving within the next three to four months.
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'Stranger Things' and 'Florida Project' Stars Get Big Horror Film Paydays

  • TMZ
Finn Wolfhard is turning his "Stranger Things" fame into a big payday at the movies, too. The 15-year-old who plays Mike on 'Stranger' is one of the leads in "The Turning" -- a horror flick based on the classic novel "The Turn of the Screw" -- and he no longer works for cheap. According to Finn's contract, which is filed in court because he's still a minor, he'll be hauling in $150k for his base salary.
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Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers

Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers
Bruce Willis confirmed just this past February that Die Hard 6 is definitely still happening. Now the project is chugging forward at a faster rate, with 20th Century Fox bringing on new writers. The studio has hired Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, the sibling scribe team best known for their work on The Conjuring franchise. They will rewrite the Die Hard 6 script. Len Wiseman is still attached to direct this action sequel, and also serve as a producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Die Hard 6 will bring back Bruce Willis, reprising his iconic role as New York cop John McClane, but the story will actually focus on a much younger John McClane as a NYPD cop in the 1970s. Bruce Willis is expected to appear in present-day scenes that will bookend the movie, that will shift back and forth between present-day and the 1970s. While Bruce Willis was originally expected to make
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The Next Die Hard Sequel Will Be Written By The Conjuring Scribes

The next Die Hard sequel that has been in development since 2015 is moving forward with two new screenwriters. The studio has hired Chad and Carey Hayes to rewrite the script for Die Hard 6. They have written the scripts for both of The Conjuring films that were directed by James Wan.

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is still set to produce and direct the sequel, which is said to be both a prequel and a sequel. The film will be set in 1979, when McClane was fighting crime as a New York City cop. It will show how he "became a die hard kind of guy." Bruce Willis will reprise his role in the film, but in the later part of the story which will take place in the present. The movie is expected to jump back and forth between the past and the present.

The movie is also said
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The Conjuring writers Chad & Carey Hayes to rewrite new Die Hard movie

  • HeyUGuys
The Conjuring scribes, Chad and Carey Hayes have been picked up by 20th Century Fox to give the new Die Hard movie a rewrite.

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is in place to produce and direct the next instalment in the franchise with Lorenzo di Bonaventura is also taking a producers spot.

No story details have been confirmed, but word on the street says the film looks set to be an origin story where we see a younger actor portray McClane as a regular cop in 1970s New York. Bruce Willis is also set to appear in flashback scenes alongside the heart of the story. It has bee reported that the project will have a Die Hard: Year One type of feel, in reference to Frank Miller’s comic book Batman: Year One.

Also in the news – Ian McKellen & Helen Mirren cast in Bill Condon’s adaptation of
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