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Allison Janney To Play Attorney Susan Estrich In Annapurna’s Movie About The Roger Ailes Fox News Harassment Scandal

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Allison Janney To Play Attorney Susan Estrich In Annapurna’s Movie About The Roger Ailes Fox News Harassment Scandal
Exclusive: Oscar-winner Allison Janney will play trailblazing feminist lawyer Susan Estrich in Annapurna’s untitled Charles Randolph project about the women who took on Fox News kingpin Roger Ailes and the toxic male culture at the network.

Author and liberal commentator Estrich, who was the first female President of the Harvard Law Review and the first woman to manage a presidential campaign, surprised many by representing Ailes even after a slew of sexual harassment allegations surfaced against him.

I, Tonya star Janney bolsters an A-List cast which already includes Charlize Theron (as Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman (as Gretchen Carlson), Margot Robbie (as a Fox News associate producer) and John Lithgow (as Ailes). Oscar-winner Randolph’s (The Big Short) script has been known as Fair And Balanced but the producers have yet to settle on a title. Jay Roach (Trumbo) directs.

Additional characters expected to be portrayed in the ensemble piece include Bill Shine,
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Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Netflix’s Untitled Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman Sci-Fi Feature

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Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Netflix’s Untitled Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman Sci-Fi Feature
Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are boarding Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie which long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing off Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay.

The pic’s storyline is being kept under wraps.

Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman, who has been behind such productions as the Oscar-nominated Children of Men, and Zack Snyder’s reboot of Dawn of The Dead, has a strong, ongoing relationship with Netflix that goes back to the streaming service’s second original series Hemlock Grove. He also conceived and packaged Narcos for Netflix on which he serves as writer, show-runner and Ep.

Unkeless recently produced the three-time Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney; the latter winning an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Unkeless’ film First Match, which he produced for Netflix, won the
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‘Bond 25’ Gets Cary Joji Fukunaga As New Director For 007 Daniel Craig

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‘Bond 25’ Gets Cary Joji Fukunaga As New Director For 007 Daniel Craig
Eon Productions and MGM have set Cary Joji Fukunaga as the new director who’ll mount James Bond 25 with Daniel Craig in the starring role. Filming will begin March for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020. MGM will distribute domestically, and Universal releases the film in international territories, after it won a hotly contested auction last May.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the studio met numerous helmers after Danny Boyle dropped out over creative differences, this after they sparked to the filmmaker’s concept and hired his Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge to write it. Sources said that it was a big creative swing, and they mutually decided it would be better to go back to the project they planned to make with venerable 007 scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Fukunaga directed the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation for Netflix.

The producers just confirmed Fukunaga’s hire.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film
Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the new James Bond film, the producers announced Thursday. The 25th Bond installment will begin filming in London, at Pinewood Studios, on March 4, 2019, with a worldwide release on Feb. 14, 2020, a few months after its original target date.

Fukunaga, who won acclaim for 2015 war film “Beasts of No Nation,” replaces Danny Boyle, who exited the project last month over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and returning star Daniel Craig.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Broccoli and Wilson said on Twitter. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Fukunaga won an Emmy in 2014 for helming the entire first season (eight episodes) of “True Detective” and giving the crime series a cinematic look. More recently, he directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s “Maniac,” a new half-hour comedy show starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
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Carlton Cuse On Controversial ‘Jack Ryan’ Choices, Why He Aligned with Disney/ABC Instead of Netflix, and ‘Lost’ Legacy

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Carlton Cuse On Controversial ‘Jack Ryan’ Choices, Why He Aligned with Disney/ABC Instead of Netflix, and ‘Lost’ Legacy
After “Lost” ended, executive producer Carlton Cuse famously escaped to a remote part of Europe to decompress — where he still ran into fans. But even now, more than eight years after the series wrapped, he’s still constantly recognized on the street.

“I would say it happens once or twice a week,” Cuse said. “I was just in an airport, and a guy came up to me. It was really super touching. I really like it when people come up and say that they liked the show. And he said that his dad had died, and he loved ‘Lost’ and particularly the end, and he thought that whole kind of connection between Jack [Matthew Fox’s character] and his father was something that meant a lot to him because of his own personal circumstances. And it was very emotional.”

But Cuse is now behind has another “Jack” on the small
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‘Watchmen’: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Compose Music for HBO Series

‘Watchmen’: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Compose Music for HBO Series
As if Regina King’s Emmy win on Monday wasn’t enough, Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” series just got another prestige boost, this time courtesy of two new collaborators: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have joined the HBO series as composers, pushing the award-winning duo ever closer to Egot status.

Oscar and Golden Globe winners for “The Social Network,” Reznor and Ross also worked on each of director David Fincher’s following films, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “Gone Girl” — the former of which won them a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for a Visual Medium.

Since then, the Nine Inch Nail musicians have crafted original pieces for Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day,” the 2016 documentary “Before the Flood,” and last year’s Ken Burns documentary series, “The Vietnam War.” Even more recently, Reznor and Ross contributed to Jonah Hill’s feature directorial debut, “Mid 90s,” which is slated for an October 19 release.
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Rian Johnson Enlists Sissy Spacek & David Strathairn For New LCD Soundsystem Music Video

Lost in the controversy surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the fact that regardless of fandom’s opinion on the film, filmmaker Rian Johnson is still a pretty great talent. You may not like what he did with Luke Skywalker, Snoke, or Rey’s parents, but the writer-director has already impressed many with his work on “Brick” and “Looper” before he took on the massive “Star Wars” universe.

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‘Magnum P.I.’ Review: This Humdrum CBS Procedural Is the Corporatized, Synergistic Reboot of the Future

Imagine an island; an island where all the modern reboots of classic TV shows go to play out their second lives. By now, it would have to be a series of islands, given how many reboots and revivals, re-imaginings and reinterpretations have stormed the fall television schedule. So imagine a chain of islands — not unlike Hawaii.

Now, picture the island getting overcrowded. All those shows are bumping into each other, and they’re not getting along. It’s like on “Lost,” when the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 suddenly ran into The Others, and things got heated. Not wanting any disturbance on the island, its overlords — lets call them Corporate Broadcast Survivors, or CBS for short — devised a peace treaty where the islands would be shared. Some reboots would get their own space, down on the beach or up in the mountains, but those sharing enough common ground would get together
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The Inside Story of How Sideshow Collectibles’ ‘Thor: Breaker of Brimstone’ Figure Was Made

Sideshow unveiled a huge selection of new collectibles at San Diego Comic Con this year. From posable 1:6 scale figures, to life-size statues and everything in between - Sideshow's enormous booth had over 250 never-before-seen new products on display. One standout was a 1:4 scale statue (which Sideshow refers to as a Premium Format Figure) of the God of Thunder himself. Appropriately titled Thor: Breaker of Brimstone, this new statue depicts the son of Asgard bringing the thunder down on a mighty foe, while swinging two freaking hammers like a dual-wielding badass! We caught …
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Exclusive Clip From ‘The Guilty’, Denmark’s Oscar Submission, Features a Call for Help

Exclusive Clip From ‘The Guilty’, Denmark’s Oscar Submission, Features a Call for Help
The Guilty finds tense, clever ways to make a one-location film exciting. The Danish thriller finds an emergency dispatcher trying to save a kidnapped woman after receiving a panicked call. In an exclusive The Guilty clip below, you can see the moment that launches the entire film into motion, as the dispatcher (Jakob Cedergren) receives the call. […]

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Hulu Picks Up ‘Veronica Mars’ Revival, Will Stream Past Seasons in 2019

Hulu announced today that it is moving forward with its Veronica Mars revival, to which it's giving an 8-episode, direct-to-series order. The series is set to be a part of Hulu's 2019 slate of originals, alongside Shrill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Catch-22. And, to make sure that fans can prep for the new episodes (and new fans can also get some background on the series), Hulu's deal with Warner Bros. Television will mean that the streaming service will also have the rights to Season 1-3, as well as the 2014 …
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‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Trailer: Take A Trip To Disney’s Version Of The “Dark Net”

In the first “Wreck-It Ralph,” audiences got a video game mashup film that featured some of the biggest characters in gaming combined with the Disney way of subverting tropes. Well, for the sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” we get the same idea but on a much grander scale. Social media, search engines, spam, and yes, even the Dark Net are all subject to jokes in the new Disney animated film.

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‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Release Date Revealed in Grim New Teaser

It looks like the devil’s finally winning Matt Murdock’s internal conflict in Daredevil season 3. Netflix has revealed the Daredevil season 3 release date in a new vengeful teaser that shows Matt (Charlie Cox) donning his old black costume again and re-evaluating his long battle against evil. Daredevil Season 3 Release Date Announcement Daredevil season 3 will be […]

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‘Mueller Investigation Is Going to Rock Washington,’ Omarosa Says at ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Premiere

Omarosa Manigault Newman was among the stars who attended Wednesday night’s Los Angeles premiere of Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9,” which resembled a get-out-the-anti-Trump-vote rally.

The former White House aide and “Unhinged” author predicted that the worst is yet to come for the Trump White House.

“I think the results of the Mueller investigation are going to rock Washington in a way that no other investigation has,” Manigault Newman said. “The midterms, if he loses Congress, will make Trump very petulant. I think the investigation will show the kind of corruption I witnessed with my own eyes.”

“No one could have imagined this for me,” she added. “Standing here in Los Angeles instead of being in the thick of it in D.C. is strange. I thought I’d leave the White House after a year and become a lobbyist.”

Moore and other attendees, meanwhile, stressed the importance of the
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‘Veronica Mars’ Officially Picked up by Hulu, Which Will Also Stream the First Three Seasons

“Veronica Mars” is returning, this time as a Hulu Original. Kristen Bell announced the news in an Instagram post addressed to “all Marshmallows,” noting that “Veronica has always been a super hero without a Cape. And I think shes exactly what the world needs right now. Thank you to all my fellow marshmallows who stayed excited.” The new season will consist of eight episodes and, as part of Hulu’s deal with Warner Bros. Television, the first three will all be available to stream beginning next summer.

Here’s the premise: “Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia,
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Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Maniac’ With Jonah Hill & Emma Stone Is An Absurdist ‘Inception’ Meets ‘Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind’ [Review]

What if I told you someone tried to bridge the gap between the bizarre world of Charlie Kaufman and the fantastic dimensions of Christopher Nolan? And then what if I also told you, a first-rate auteur who still has yet to peak, was behind it all with two top-shelf stars in tow? In theory, the idea of “True Detective” and soon-to-be “Bond 25,” filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga creating an absurdist, surrealist version of “Inception,” meets “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind“— only, instead of dreams and erasure, using mental illness, depression and schizophrenia as a vehicle for exploring memories, fantasy, guilt and regret —sounds mind-blowingly interstellar.

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Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp to Sell Roissy Films’s Library to Gaumont

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp to Sell Roissy Films’s Library to Gaumont
Luc Besson’s financially struggling film company EuropaCorp has entered into exclusive negotiations with Gaumont to sell Roissy Films’s library which includes more than 500 films.

If greenlit, the pact will allow Gaumont to take over the exploitation of films from the Roissy Films’s library which boasts more than 80 award-winning films. Best-known titles include Claude Zidi’s “The Under-Gifted” (“Les sous-doués”) and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Quest for Fire” (“La guerre du feu”).

EuropaCorp had acquired the company Roissy Films in 2008.

EuropaCorp said the deal with Gaumont “falls within the scope of the new strategy of the company consisting in focusing on its core business activities: the production and distribution of films and series around the world.”

The company will also be looking to sell approximately 30 films from Roissy Films to a third party company.

Within the last 18 months, EuropaCorp has taken drastic steps to cut costs, including the sale
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Reveals Characters Voiced by Alfred Molina, Ali Wong & More

This morning, a brand new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet arrived, showcasing even more footage from the parade of Disney intellectual property that the not-so-bad video game bad guy will encounter when he heads into the internet. That footage included the debut of some characters who we hadn’t yet seen, and thankfully, we know […]

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‘Veronica Mars’ Revival Series is Coming to Hulu in 2019 [Updated]

Update: It’s official – Veronica Mars is returning to Hulu in 2019. And, of course, the entire series will be available to stream as well. Details, including a new synopsis, have been added to our post below. The best fictional detectives never really retire. They just take a break until the next big case drags […]

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Dan Fogelman Reacts to Bad ‘Life Itself’ Reviews by Calling Out ‘White Male Critics Who Don’t Like Anything That Has Emotion’

Dan Fogelman Reacts to Bad ‘Life Itself’ Reviews by Calling Out ‘White Male Critics Who Don’t Like Anything That Has Emotion’
This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman premiered his latest movie “Life Itself” at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it got panned by film critics and received some of the worst reviews of the year (the movie holds a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes from 42 reviews). The director was asked by TooFab about the reviews, to which he responded by sharing his belief that “something is inherently a little bit broken in our film criticism right now.”

“I think that the people with the widest reach are getting increasingly cynical and vitriolic and I think there are a couple of genres and a couple of ideas that they [attack, which] doesn’t speak to not just a mainstream audience, but also a sophisticated audience,” Fogelman said, while also noting a similar thing is happening in television criticism.

Fogleman continued, “A couple of the early reviews that have come out about this movie feel so
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