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'Black Panther' Writer to Make Directing Debut With Crime Drama 'All Day and a Night' (Exclusive)

'Black Panther' Writer to Make Directing Debut With Crime Drama 'All Day and a Night' (Exclusive)
Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole will be make his directorial debut with All Day and a Night, a drama for Netflix.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, who produced The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and are behind the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians, are producing via their Color Force banner. Also producing is Jared Ian Goldman, who produces The Punisher for Netflix and worked on Ingrid Goes West.

Cole wrote the script for the project, which is set in three parallel narratives and follows a young criminal after his arrival in prison as he looks back on the days ...
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Will Ferrell to star in Netflix pic based on The Eurovision Song Contest

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Will Ferrell to star in Netflix pic based on The Eurovision Song Contest
Netflix has announced that they have a song in their heart for comedian Will Ferrell, as the streaming giant has just landed a deal for the SNL alum to star in Eurovision, a comedy film based on the uber-popular and long running international TV music competition The Eurovision Song Contest. In addition to starring in the pic, Ferrell will also co-write the script with Andrew Steele. The Eurovision
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Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return

Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return
Emily Blunt does not appear in the upcoming “Sicario” sequel, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of her character, Kate Macer. In an interview with CinemaBlend, franchise producer Trent Luckinbill revealed behind-the-scenes talks have already begun about bringing Blunt back into the fold to appear in a potential third “Sicario” movie.

“I think Taylor [Sheridan] certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill said. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Lionsgate has not greenlit a third “Sicario” film. The first sequel, “Day of the Soldado,” centers
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Steven Spielberg is Responsible For ‘Bumblebee’s Female Lead Character

Steven Spielberg is Responsible For ‘Bumblebee’s Female Lead Character
The Transformers film franchise doesn’t have a great track record with its female characters. But Bumblebee, the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off movie, might be the first step toward changing that – and fans have Steven Spielberg to thank for it. Learn about the significant Steven Spielberg Bumblebee contribution below. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Lorenzo di […]

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has won a spec package auction and will finance World War I film “1917” with Sam Mendes on board to direct.

The film will begin production next April, for a U.S. release in December 2019 with Universal distributing the pic. Mendes wrote the original script, which marks his first writing credit, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns and will also produce with his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris.

“Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film” said Steven Spielberg. “I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie.”

Aside from the film being set during World War I, story details are being kept under wraps.

“I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I’ve
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‘Pet Sematary’ Adaptation Starts Filming; First Set Photo Revealed by Co-Directors

‘Pet Sematary’ Adaptation Starts Filming; First Set Photo Revealed by Co-Directors
The Stephen King adaptations keep on rolling. Paramount Pictures' planned Pet Sematary remake has now officially started production. Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer shared the first photo from the set of the highly anticipated horror movie today. While you shouldn't expect any early looks at the cast (most of which has yet to be announced aside from the leads) or even a glimmer of special effects work, this is solid proof that a new Pet Sematary is well and truly on its way. Though if you look closely, you can see a classic Church cameo …
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Michael C. Hall Re-Teams With ‘Cold In July’ Director For New Netflix Mystery Thriller

Michael C. Hall Re-Teams With ‘Cold In July’ Director For New Netflix Mystery Thriller
Michael C. Hall has made quite a few interesting career choices since hanging up the knives as Dexter on his titular Showtime TV show. From starring in films like “Christine,” “Kill Your Darlings,” and even the recent “Game Night” to showing up in series like “The Crown,” Hall hasn’t been one to take on a massive big-budget film like many predicted.

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Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’

Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’
Since plans for another sequel in the primary Transformers franchise appear to be more dead than Cybertron, it sounds like Paramount Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are rethinking how they might keep Transformers alive on the big screen. This winter will bring us Bumblebee (watch the teaser trailer here), a spin-off focusing on a solo […]

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Shanghai: Nicolas Cage Touts Next Film Project 'Primal'

Shanghai: Nicolas Cage Touts Next Film Project 'Primal'
Bearded, besuited and wearing a bold pair of mirrored sunglasses, Nicolas Cage swept into the Shanghai International Film Festival over the weekend to tease his latest movie and walk the event's red carpet as a special guest.

Appearing at a small media briefing before the festival's opening ceremony, Hollywood's hardest-working actor met the Chinese press and credited the local audience for the endurance of his film career (he's appeared in over 80 films).

"I've been very blessed to have extremely loyal fans in China and thank you for that," Cage said. "It'...
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Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures
Exclusive: The biopic about Sammy Davis, Jr. now has been set up at Paramount Pictures, where producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has his overall deal. The project is on the development fast track, soon to be hiring a writer and a director to make the feature film about the dancer-singer-actor-musician to becoming a reality. The movie will be based in large part on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis’ heirs…
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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)

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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music has been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz
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Tiffany Haddish Opens MTV Movie & TV Awards With Wakandan Showdown Against Chadwick Boseman

Tiffany Haddish wasn’t lying when she said “she ready!!!” The host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards opened the ceremony with a Wakandan bang, spoofing the Marvel’s multi-nominated and wildly successful Black Panther. Taking place during the ceremonial fight scene in the movie, Haddish played herself as she challenged Chadwick Boseman’s T’challa to a fight to host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards. “I came to battle bitches,” said Haddish. She also adds, “I also got a Groupon for…
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Warner Bros Chief Promises “Lively And Honest Conversation” As Post-Merger Town Hall Meetings Commence

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey will seek to allay concerns this week as he holds a series of town hall meetings with At&T’s new television and film units, now that the long-delayed acquisition of Time Warner has closed and the hard work of integrating the entertainment business within the telecommunications giant’s operations begins. Following a session today at the newly christened WarnerMedia global headquarters in New York City, Stankey is expected to join HBO CEO Richard…
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Superhero Bits: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Tickets on Sale, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Set Videos & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Tickets on Sale, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Set Videos & More
Is Gal Gadot driving an invisible vehicle in a new Wonder Woman 1984 set video? Have you gotten your Ant-Man and the Wasp tickets yet? What Marvel character does producer Nate Moore keep trying to fit into the McU? Which Supergirl cast member is only going to be recurring on the show’s fourth season? Could […]

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Universal Opens New Hong Kong Office, Sets Anita Cheung Woon-Man As Gm

Universal Pictures has opened a new Hong Kong office, appointing former Fox exec Anita Cheung Woon-Man as General Manager and effectively ending its arrangement with Bill Kong’s Edko Films which previously marketed and distributed Uni titles in the market. Cheung will oversee sales and marketing, and provide local leadership to all functions in Hong Kong to build an integrated and cohesive team operation. The announcement was made by Jo Yan, Managing Director and Evp…
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2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live
The MTV Movie & TV Awards broadcast is underway. Known as the MTV Movie Awards until 2017, the ceremony commingled tentpole, network, Netflix, and reality stars this weekend at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar. Host Tiffany Haddish also vied for a pair of Golden Popcorns for her breakout performance in “Girls Trip”: Scene Stealer and Best Comedic Performance.

Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” led the nominations with seven apiece. Winners were announced in 14 categories, and the evening also featured musical duets from Mustard and Nick Jonas, plus Chloe x Halle, who will open for Beyoncé and Jay-z on their OTR II tour this summer. Special superlatives also went to Chris Pratt and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe.

After experimenting with genderless categories in the mid-aughts, the award show abandoned the male/female distinctions for good following the soirée’s 25th year. When the change was announced, MTV President Chris McCarthy referred
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Daily Podcast: Water Cooler Discussion Including Jurassic Doritos, Star Wars, Ocean’s 8, Westworld, Glow, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Jumanji, 2001, Mulan & More

Daily Podcast: Water Cooler Discussion Including Jurassic Doritos, Star Wars, Ocean’s 8, Westworld, Glow, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Jumanji, 2001, Mulan & More
On the June 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, […]

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Sam Mendes Returns to Directing with World War I Film ‘1917’ for Amblin

Sam Mendes Returns to Directing with World War I Film ‘1917’ for Amblin
Sam Mendes took a few years off from filmmaking following 2015’s James Bond entry Spectre, but now he’s ready to return with 1917. Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners will produce the World War I drama. While there are approximately ten billion movies about World War II, World War I often gets the short end of the stick when […]

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‘Succession’ Jeremy Strong on Why Kendall Is the Anti-Hero of Our Time

Created by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show), the HBO drama series Succession follows the Roy family – made up of Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four children – who controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. And just when they thought that their aging father would be stepping back from the company, the tough patriarch changes his mind, throwing everything into upheaval and forcing the family to choose sides. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Jeremy Strong talked about why he wanted to be …
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Will Ferrell Dusts Off His Singing Voice For ‘Eurovision’ Movie For Netflix

Netflix has just snagged one of the biggest names in comedy to star in one of the streaming service’s original films. Will Ferrell, the triple threat actor/writer/producer of Hollywood comedies like Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, will co-write and star in a new movie called Eurovision, which is about an […]

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