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Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir
Exclusive: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong'o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while…
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'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date

'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date
Almost four months before Universal Pictures unleashes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the studio is making plans for a third installment of the rebooted dinosaur adventure movie series.

Jurassic World 3 will be written franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael along with Colin Trevorrow, the director of the 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom.

And the studio has set a June 11, 2021 release date for the movie.

Trevorrow is returning to exec produce the new chapter along with Steven Spielberg, the filmmaker behind the original movies in the 1990s.

Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are returning as producers.

Plot details are...
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Claws Highest Tuesday Gross for MCU Film

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Claws Highest Tuesday Gross for MCU Film
Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” remains heroic, taking in an impressive $21 million on Tuesday at 4,020 North American locations — the highest Tuesday gross for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title and the seventh-biggest Tuesday total of all time.

The tentpole hauled $263.1 million in the U.S. within five days, second only to 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $325.4 million. “Black Panther” eclipsed the five-day North American mark for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by $1.3 million and “Jurassic World” by $4.6 million.

Tuesday’s international take was $14.6 million for a total of $199.2 million, led by the U.K. with $28.5 million and South Korea with $28.3 million. It already has a worldwide total of $462.3 million.

Black Panther” is one of five films that opened with a $200 million domestic weekend (with $202 million), joining “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.” It’s notched an A+ Cinemascore — becoming only the second Marvel film to do so
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Rebel Wilson Reveals New Title, Release Date for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Remake With Anne Hathaway

Rebel Wilson Reveals New Title, Release Date for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Remake With Anne Hathaway
Rebel Wilson has revealed that her Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake with Anne Hathaway will be called The Hustle.

The MGM film's release date has also been moved up from its Aug. 10 bow to June 29.

Wilson revealed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning accompanying a photo of her and Hathaway embracing and smiling.

"Get ready for this beaut," she wrote. "The Con is On."

The Hustle — a remake of 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly — was originally given the title Nasty Women, when it was announced a little over a...
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Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Sign New 4-Picture Deal With Netflix

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Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Sign New 4-Picture Deal With Netflix
Jay and Mark Duplass have signed a new four-picture deal with Netflix, which will start with an untitled film starring Ray Romano, Netflix announced Wednesday.

Netflix’s relationship with the Duplass brothers goes back to their first feature film, “The Puffy Chair,” which Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment co-distributed in 2005. In 2015, Netflix signed an Svod deal with the brothers that included “Blue Jay,” “Take Me” and “Creep 2,” as well as the upcoming “Duck Butter” and “Outside In.”

The previous agreement gave Netflix exclusive worldwide SVOD distribution rights after a short theatrical window.
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‘Nightwing’ Director Eyed for ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ at Paramount and AllSpark Pictures (Exclusive)

‘Nightwing’ Director Eyed for ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ at Paramount and AllSpark Pictures (Exclusive)
Chris McKay, who recently directed “The Lego Batman Movie” pic for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to direct “Dungeons & Dragons” for Paramount Pictures.

Michael Gillio will be penning the script. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing.

The pic will be one of the first projects to go into production for the newly created AllSpark Pictures. Launched last October, production company aims to transform itself into an industry player to rival Marvel Studios.

Hasbro’s lines of toys and games include Mr. Potato Head, Monopoly and My Little Pony. Its products have inspired films with varying degrees of success. Paramount and Hasbro could not be reached for comment.

The film has been in development for some time but the lawsuit between Sweetpea Entertainment and Hasbro about ownership of sequel rights delayed progress. Once the settlement was finalized in 2015, Hasbro moved the project from Warner Bros. to Paramount and eventually to AllSpark after announcing the new
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Gets November 2019 Release Date

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Gets November 2019 Release Date
Paramount Pictures has given its “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie a holiday-season release for Nov. 15, 2019.

The project, based on the Sega video game franchise, had been in the works at Sony, but the studio let its film rights lapse and Paramount picked up the project in October. The studio is planning a mix of live-action and CGI.

Neal H. Moritz is producing under his Original Film banner. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will serve as executive producer, along with Toby Ascher. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will be the co-producers.

Miller boarded the project in 2016. Sega launched the Sonic game in 1991 and has sold more than 360 million copies to date, including both packaged and digital games on consoles, tablets, and mobile.

The game features a blue hedgehog named Sonic whose peaceful life is often interrupted by Doctor Eggman, a mad scientist who is trying to conquer the world, and by Doctor Robotnik, another scientist
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Twist! Danny Boyle May Direct ‘Bond 25’

Twist! Danny Boyle May Direct ‘Bond 25’
As MGM and Annapurna Pictures move closer to pulling the trigger on James Bond 25, the studios are switching up their plan of attack when it comes to finding a director. Last summer, the studios announced a November 2019 release date for Bond 25, which started a ticking clock of sorts as they secured Daniel Craig to return, then turned their sights to finding a director. Last we heard, ’71 director Yann Demange was the top choice to take the helm, but now Variety reports that Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle is high on MGM’s list to …
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Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio' Enlists 'Paddington' Director

Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio' Enlists 'Paddington' Director
Jiminy Cricket! Walt Disney Studios has found a director for its live-action reimagining of Pinocchio.

Paul King, helmer of the whimsical and acclaimed Paddington movies, has been chosen to direct the movie, with the studio hoping to being production in the fall.

Released in 1940, Pinocchio was the second animated film made by Disney, after 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It adapted the Italian story by Carlo Collodi about a wooden boy puppet crafted by an old carver named Geppetto. The puppet is brought to life by a fairy who says he will become a real boy if...
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Safety Panel Urges New Culture To Speak Out; Joyce Gilliard Reveals Horrifying Details Of ‘Midnight Rider’ Incident

In a time when ‘Me, Too’ has taken hold of this country against those who have used their power to take advantage of the weak, when students in Parkland are using their voices to affect change, still, many crew members in Hollywood are too scared to speak up against the powers that be over the abusive hours that are putting their own lives and personal relationships in peril. Joyce Gilliard, the seriously injured Midnight Rider crew member whose organization iSAFE! held…
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Attention, College Filmmakers: This Screenplay Competition Could Win You A $1 Million Dollar Production Budget

Attention, College Filmmakers: This Screenplay Competition Could Win You A $1 Million Dollar Production Budget
Producers Jason Shuman (“Lone Survivor”) and Zachary Green (“Spartan”) have announced the debut of the Launch, a first of its kind Million Dollar Screenplay Competition for college students. The competition will reward eight finalists with $100,000 grants each. The writer behind the grand prize-winning screenplay will receive a production budget of at least one million dollars to help him or her turn their script into a short or feature.

Launch is open to college students around the world enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college/university or graduate program. Screenplay submissions will be accepted Thursday, March 1 through Thursday, May 31 on the official Launch website. Winners will be announced in August. Production on the winning screenplay is being slated for Q4 2018.

The screenplays will be judged by the Launch Board of Advisors: casting sirector Barbara Fiorentino, screenwriter Eduardo Cisneros, Apa agent Chris Ridenhour, educator Madeleine Sherak, PhD, Valor Entertainment manager Carlos Bobadilla,
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‘Tomb Raider’ Clip Looks Exactly Like The Video Game, But Is That Enough?

‘Tomb Raider’ Clip Looks Exactly Like The Video Game, But Is That Enough?
How important is accuracy to a film adaptation of a video game? This new Tomb Raider clip from Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie reboot proves that director Roar Uthaug has absolutely nailed the visual aesthetic of the 2013 video game, but is capturing that aspect enough to pull off a successful adaptation? Check out the new […]

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‘The Flash’s Violett Beane Will Make a Quick ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Appearance

As I predicted (or at least hoped) back towards the beginning of this season of Legends of Tomorrow, Wally West is joining the Waverider, and officially moving over from The Flash to Legends. At the end of "Here I Go Again," we saw Rip Hunter finding Wally at his meditation retreat, and we know that the result will be Rip recruiting a speedster who Team Flash never knew what to do with. It's a good fit, and a position the Legends need. But Wally won't be the only (former?) member of Team Flash to be joining the Legends, …
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Races Toward a November 2019 Release Date

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Races Toward a November 2019 Release Date
When you gotta go fast, you gotta go fast. Sonic the Hedgehog is living up to its name, with the mixed live-action and CGI film racing toward a November 2019 release date. Paramount Pictures has given the Sonic the Hedgehog movie a holiday release date on November 15, 2019, Variety reports. That will place Sonic the Hedgehog […]

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Danny Boyle Is Working on an Original ‘Bond 25’ Story with ‘Trainspotting’ Writer

Some exciting and surprising news surfaced last night, when we learned that Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle was being eyed to take the helm of James Bond 25. This was surprising for a few reasons, one being that the director search has been going on for months and had reportedly been whittled down to frontrunner Yann Demange (’71). With a November 2019 release date looming, would Annapurna Pictures and MGM really shake things up this “late” in the game? Well it turns out we didn’t know the half of it. Deadline shines some light on …
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Will ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Be the Film That Dethrones ‘Black Panther’?

What movie can dislodge Disney-Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” from the top spot at the box office? It’s looking like another Disney movie, time-travel fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time,” is the logical candidate to do so in three weeks, during the March 9-11 weekend.

Black Panther” could take in as much as $100 million during the upcoming Feb. 23-25 weekend and it’s likely to lead during the March 2-4 frame, when Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow” is pegged to open in the $18 million-$25 million range for Fox, while MGM’s “Death Wish” should come in with $15 million-$20 million.

Initial tracking released this week for “A Wrinkle in Time” shows a range of $34 million-$37 million — hardly a blockbuster number at the moment, though those figures can shift significantly by the time the film opens. But that may be enough to beat “Black Panther,” which will eventually have to start slowing down its record-breaking pace.

Numerous
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Steven Soderbergh’s Cutting Edge, Throwback Thriller ‘Unsane’ [Berlin Review]

With perhaps the very faintest of asterisks beside “Haywire” and “The Girlfriend Experience” (and please don’t @ me if you’re fans of those films, they’re fine) Steven Soderbergh couldn’t make a bad film if he tried. That is a relief because most people choosing to deliver a lurid psych-thriller-meets-exploitation-flick shot entirely on an iPhone could be accused of trying very hard to make a bad film.
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Oscars 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot The Films Nominated for Best Cinematography

Oscars 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot The Films Nominated for Best Cinematography
Every cinematographer knows that picking the right camera and lens doesn’t create the look of a movie. Yet understanding how these Oscar-nominated cinematographers determined the right tools for these five distinctive films reveals not only their intention, but also their approach and process.

While shooting on film stock continues to make a comeback, with “prestige” period films in particular, what’s interesting is among this year’s Best Cinematography nominees — four of which are period films, three set against the backdrop of World War II — only “Dunkirk” was shot on film, as director Christopher Nolan and Dp Hoyte van Hoytema continue to pioneer the use of IMAX film cameras in traditional Hollywood filmmaking. The other four nominees relied on Arri’s Alexa cameras to capture looks as varied as the hot summer landscape of 1940s Mississippi to the wintery silver of Los Angeles 100 years afterward.

Here are the cinematographers
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China’s Wild New Year: ‘Detective Chinatown 2’ Crosses $300M, Eclipses ‘Monster Hunt 2’; ‘Operation Red Sea’ Rising

China’s Wild New Year: ‘Detective Chinatown 2’ Crosses $300M, Eclipses ‘Monster Hunt 2’; ‘Operation Red Sea’ Rising
Writer-director Chen Sicheng’s Detective Chinatown 2 has surged ahead of Monster Hunt 2 at the Chinese box office with $305 million through today, Wednesday. That leaves Monster Hunt 2, the Raman Hui-directed fantasy pic that shattered single-day records on Friday, in its wake at about $269M. At the same time, Operation Red Sea, an action thriller from Bona Film and director Dante Lam (Operation Mekong), has seen steady increases since it opened Friday while the other two…
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Amazon takes Iain M Banks novel rights

Amazon takes Iain M Banks novel rights
Dennis Kelly to write Consider Phlebas adaptation with Plan B producing.

Amazon Studios has acquired global TV rights to Iain M Banks’ Consider Phlebas and set British writer Dennis Kelly to do a series adaptation of the sci-fi novel.

Kelly, an International Emmy winner for 2013 UK sci-fi series Utopia, will write the planned series for production company Plan B Entertainment, with the estate of Banks, who died in 2013, attached as executive producer.

The acquisition is the latest move in Amazon’s drive to develop large scale genre series with broad global appeal for its Amazon Prime streaming service. Last November, the company signed a deal, reportedly worth $250m, for worldwide TV rights to J R R Tolkien novel The Lord Of The Rings.

Consider Phlebas is the first of nine novels, published between 1987 and 2012, that Scottish author Banks wrote about the Culture, a fictional interstellar utopian society at war with the Idirans, a warlike race intent
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