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‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine

‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine
For years, “Call of Duty” has been one of the most successful video game franchises in the world. Taking place in a variety of time periods, “Call of Duty” is war game that puts the players in the middle of large battles, killing dozens of bad guys, including Nazis, terrorists, and even the occasional zombie. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to take a stab at the game for a potential movie franchise.
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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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Duplass brothers in four-picture Netflix deal

Duplass brothers in four-picture Netflix deal
The streamer gets worldwide rights to projects including a Ray Romano bromance.

Longtime independent Us filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass have signed a deal giving Netflix worldwide rights to four of their upcoming projects.

The deal will kick off with the release later this year of an as yet untitled project starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass. Described by Netflix as “a bittersweet bromance about friendship, mortality and made-up sports,” the film recently finished production.

Alex Lehman directed from a script he wrote with the Duplass brothers. Mel Eslyn, president of the Duplass Brothers company, is producing with Alana Carithers and Sean Bradley.

The Duplass’ relationship with Netflix goes back to 2005, when the brothers’ first feature, The Puffy Chair, was acquired and co-distributed by Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment operation.

In 2015 the brothers signed an Svod deal with Netflix covering Lehman’s first feature Blue Jay, Take Me, Creep 2 and the upcoming Duck Butter and [link=tt
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‘The Domestics’ Special Effects Coordinator Says He Shares Blame in “Wigging” Incident

Guy Clayton, the special effects coordinator on MGM's The Domestics, says he feels responsible for the "wigging" incident that led to a sex discrimination complaint filed with the Eeoc by stuntwoman Deven MacNair, because he told “the powers that be” that he could get the special effects ready on short notice. MacNair, however, isn't having any of it. "How many excuses are we going to hear?" she asked. "They said I was too big to double the actress, that I'm a horrible…
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‘American Exit’ joins Spotlight Pictures slate

Exclusive: Dramatic thriller from Cosmopolis Entertainment joins European Film Market slate.

Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights to American Exit and is introducing the dramatic thriller to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Written and directed by Ingo Vollkammer and Tim McCann and based on a true story, the film centres on a dying man’s attempt to reconnect with his estranged son on a dangerous yet bonding journey.

Dane Cook, Levi Miller, John Savage and Udo Kier star, with Vollkammer, McCann, Jennifer Konawal, Ross Kohn and Nancy Leopardi producing.

Cosmopolis Entertainment fully financed the film, which was shot in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.

Ryan McCombs, vice president of Los Angeles-based Spotlight, said: “The whole team at Spotlight is thrilled to be working on Ingo’s mesmerising and bold film. We are exhilarated to bring this powerful story to a worldwide audience”.

Cosmopolis, also based in Los Angeles, was formed in 2015 to
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Weinstein Company sale developments

Former president reportedly plans lawsuit while potential buyers meet New York State Attorney General.

The future of The Weinstein Company (TWC) remained uncertain this week with several new developments in the aftermath of the alleged sexual harassment scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.

On Wednesday, the investment group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet and Ron Burkle that has been trying to acquire TWC for $500m met with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose lawsuit against TWC recently caused sale talks to stall.

The meeting was reportedly described by insiders as “productive,” with an increase in the size of the compensation fund for Weinstein’s accusers among the topics of discussion.

Meanwhile, David Glasser, the TWC president and chief operating officer who was fired last week, has reportedly said that he is planning a lawsuit against the company seeking damages of more than $85m. Glasser is said to have hired a Los Angeles law firm to file a suit claiming
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Superhero Bits: Marvel’s Fresh Start, First Look at Brainiac on ‘Krypton’, ‘Infinity War’ Music Video & More

Superhero Bits: Marvel’s Fresh Start, First Look at Brainiac on ‘Krypton’, ‘Infinity War’ Music Video & More
What was the alternate ending for Black Panther? What is this “Fresh Start” that Marvel Comics is kicking off this year? Why didn’t Ruth Wilson take a Marvel Cinematic Universe role that she was being considered for? What villains does Jon Bernthal want to show up in The Punisher‘s new season? When can we expect […]

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Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Zorro’ Movie

Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Zorro’ Movie
“The Flash’s” Kiersey Clemons will star in Jonás Cuarón’s “Zorro” film “Z” opposite Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film will be written and directed by Cuarón and financed by Lantica Media.

Set in the near future, “Z” reimagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler. The movie is a co-production between Lantica Pictures and Mark Amin’s Sobini Films.

Sobini Films and Lantica Media are producing. Anne-Marie Ross of Pantelion International has launched sales in Berlin and UTA Independent Film Group represents U.S. rights.

Clemons was most recently seen in the Sundance pic “Hearts Beat Loud,” which sold to Sony Pictures Classics following its festival debut. She will also appear in the Jason Blum movie “Sweetheart,” bowing this year, and is still attached to play Iris West in “The Flash” at Warner Bros.

Clemons can be seen next in the TBS comedy “Angie Tribeca” and in the indie “An L.A. Minute.”

She is repped
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Daily Podcast: James Bond, Pinocchio, D&D, Netflix, Muppets, Jurassic World 3, Donald Glover

Daily Podcast: James Bond, Pinocchio, D&D, Netflix, Muppets, Jurassic World 3, Donald Glover
On the February 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including James Bond 25, Dungeons and Dragons and live-action Pinocchio directors, Netflix acquires more talent, Disney plans to reboot the Muppets and […]

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Movie Talk: Will ‘Flashpoint’ and ‘Batgirl’ Get Fans Excited for the Dceu Again?

On today's Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Clarke Wolfe and Mark Reilly discuss the following: Variety reports that Danny Boyle is “high on the list” of potential directors to helm Bond 25. No offer has officially been made. THR reports that Batgirl and Flashpoint are rumored to be part of DC's next wave of films. Variety reports that Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in New Line’s It sequel as the adult version of Beverly. They further confirm that director Andy Muschietti is back to direct the sequel. Opening This Week – Annihilation: The Alex …
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Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate ‘Pandas’ Documentary for Imax

Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate ‘Pandas’ Documentary for Imax
In today’s film news roundup, Kristen Bell will narrate “Pandas,” David Rubin joins Global Road, and two documentaries are set for release.

Documentary Release

Imax Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures have selected Kristen Bell to narrate the documentary adventure “Pandas,” a global story about reintroducing captive-born pandas to the wild.

The film will be released in select Imax theatres starting April 6. David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmmakers behind “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography.

Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Xiao Dong, David Haring, and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer.

Bell said, “‘Pandas’ not only spotlights the important work being done to protect these beloved and ridiculously cute animals, but it provides us with inspiration and hope and showcases the great things we can achieve when we
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Meryl Streep Rips “Pathetic” Harvey Weinstein For Using Her Name In Lawsuit

Meryl Streep Rips “Pathetic” Harvey Weinstein For Using Her Name In Lawsuit
Exclusive: Meryl Streep won one of her Oscars for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and, like the late British Prime Minister, the acclaimed actor is not for turning — at least when it comes to Harvey Weinstein using her name to get a sexual misconduct class-action suit thrown out. "Harvey Weinstein's attorneys use of my (true) statement — that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship — as evidence that he was not…
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‘A Fantastic Woman’s’ Daniela Vega Is Having Her ‘Best Moment’

When filmmaker Sebastián Lelio sent the script for “A Fantastic Woman” to Daniela Vega it included a huge surprise, the celebrated director of “Gloria” wanted the Chilean singer to play the title role of Marina. Vega was simply shocked.

“I called him and told him he was totally crazy,” She says laughing. “‘How has it occurred to you I would be capable of doing this?’ And he said he was 100% sure I was going to be able to do it.
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‘Red Sparrow’ Clip: Jennifer Lawrence Holds Something Back

Depending on which critic you ask, Red Sparrow is either a surprisingly good adult drama or a slog to sit through. Either way, there’s some buzz behind the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller. A new Red Sparrow clip offers a dramatic-yet-subdued look at the film. This brand new Red Sparrow clip isn’t action packed. Nor is the type of scene […]

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Guillermo Del Toro Denies ‘Shape Of Water’ Was Influenced By 1969 Play: “I Never Saw It”

Guillermo Del Toro Denies ‘Shape Of Water’ Was Influenced By 1969 Play: “I Never Saw It”
Exclusive: The Shape of Water director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro has come out to directly refute claims made in a lawsuit filed today by the estate of playwright Paul Zindel that the filmmaker appropriated plot elements from Let Me Hear You Whisper. That is a 1969 play about a janitorial cleaning woman who attempts (and fails) to free a dolphin from a scientific laboratory facility that weaponizes animals for military use. “I have never read nor seen the play,” del…
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Playwright's family sues The Shape of Water film-makers over works' similarities

Son of Pulitzer winner Paul Zindel alleges Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated film ‘exploited’ his father’s 1969 play

The family of a Pulitzer-winning playwright has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Guillermo del Toro and Fox Searchlight alleging that the Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water is a “derivative” work that has “glaring similarities” to a 1969 play.

David Zindel, son of American playwright Paul Zindel, filed the complaint Wednesday alleging that Del Toro’s critically acclaimed film, which has more Oscar nominations than any other this year, has “exploited” the play Let Me Hear You Whisper and should have credited and licensed his father’s work.
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