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Alexandra Daddario Joins Evangeline Lilly & Ike Barinholtz In Highland Film Group’s ‘Happy Life’

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Alexandra Daddario Joins Evangeline Lilly & Ike Barinholtz In Highland Film Group’s ‘Happy Life’
Exclusive: Deadline has learned that San Andreas and True Detective star Alexandra Daddario is set to star in Highland Film Group’s comedy Happy Life opposite Evangeline Lilly and Ike Barinholtz.

Pic reps the directorial debut of Mindy Project and Blockers producer David Stassen which he’s also writing. Happy Life follows new mom Allison Beck (Lilly) who suspects her workaholic husband Eli (Barinholtz) is having an affair with an Instagram star (Daddario). One mistake after another leads her into the arms of a younger man as she struggles to come to terms with her life decisions as she strays farther from her perfect, responsible super-mom self. Production starts in September.

Daddario can next be seen in CBS’s fall premiere series Why Women Kill opposite Ginnifer Goodwin and Lucy Liu. She’s also starring in Highland’s Marc Meyer thriller We Summon the Darkness opposite Johnny Knoxville. Daddario also
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William Jackson Harper on ‘Midsommar’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘The Good Place’

William Jackson Harper is on track to have a very good 2019. The Good Place favorite landed a roll in Ari Aster's buzzy Hereditary followup Midsommar, he'll be popping up in Season 2 of Amazon's Jack Ryan series, and he's set to star alongside Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo in the next film from Carol and Far from Heaven filmmaker Todd Haynes. Oh, and speaking of The Good Place, the extraordinary NBC comedy finally got a long-deserved Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Series. With Midsommar now in theaters, stirring up conversation, interpretation, and probably more …
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‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Featurettes Bring Action and Laughs, But There’s One Joke Idris Elba Turned Down

‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Featurettes Bring Action and Laughs, But There’s One Joke Idris Elba Turned Down
The end of summer needs a little energy. Thankfully, Fast and Furious is doing us the favor of presenting us with the blockbuster treasure that is Hobbs and Shaw. The action franchise spin-off will bring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham back together as their characters from the Fast films are reluctantly forced to work together. […]

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Might Reel in Javier Bardem as King Triton

Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid is quickly pulling its cast together, and now one of the film’s few remaining major roles has received a nibble on the end of its line: Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem is in talks to play King Triton, the protective father of the title character. Learn more below. Variety confirms […]

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Ari Aster Has the Best Outlook on Getting D+ CinemaScore: ‘God Bless Them’

Ari Aster Has the Best Outlook on Getting D+ CinemaScore: ‘God Bless Them’
No filmmaker wants his or her film to earn a D CinemaScore, but Ari Aster refuses to be disappointed by the letter grade. The writer-director’s feature debut “Hereditary” opened nationwide in June 2018 and got slammed with a D+ grade from moviegoers. CinemaScore determines grades by polling select opening night audiences, so lower-graded films are often those that don’t meet fan expectations. A24 did not give “Hereditary” a traditional indie platform release, a risky move since Aster’s vision was far from the kind of mainstream horror film that often opens in theaters nationwide.

Aster recently joined “The Witch” director on the A24 “Deep Cuts” podcast to talk about the polarizing responses to their horror films. Aster’s latest, “Midsommar,” also opened nationwide from A24 and fared a bit better with a C+ CinemaScore grade. Eggers’ “The Witch” was also a CinemaScore sticker with a C- grade in 2016. Many
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Jimmi Simpson Joins Russell Crowe Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Exclusive)

Jimmi Simpson Joins Russell Crowe Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Exclusive)
Jimmi Simpson will play a key role in “Unhinged,” Variety has learned.

He joins an impressive cast that includes Oscar-winner Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius. Solstice Studios is producing the psychological thriller, which is currently filming in New Orleans.

“Unhinged” centers on a woman named Rachel (Pistorius), who leans on her horn at the wrong time, with the wrong driver (Crowe). According to the logline, “‘Road rage’ doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her and everyone she knows.”

Simpson is best known for his work on “House of Cards” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as for his Emmy Award nominated turn on “Westworld.” He is currently starring opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Jacki Weaver in “Perpetual Grace, Ltd” and recently finished production on Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News in Yuba County” alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall, and Mila Kunis. Earlier
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David Crosby Says New Documentary ‘Remember My Name’ Is Like ‘Being Naked in Public’

David Crosby Says New Documentary ‘Remember My Name’ Is Like ‘Being Naked in Public’
“It’s not easy. It’s hard being naked in public,” David Crosby, the legendary troubadour of classic rock, reflected at Tuesday night’s New York City premiere of “David Crosby: Remember My Name.” “I don’t know what to do here. There’s no guitars, no drums,” he laughed.

Directed by newcomer A.J. Eaton and produced by the legendary Rolling Stone journalist and “Almost Famous” scribe Cameron Crowe, “Remember My Name” is an unblurred, deeply personal look at the long-troubled life of David Crosby, whose rise to fame as a founding member of The Byrds and tenure with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is inexorably tied to a few of this country’s most transcendent artifacts of cultural and music history.

“They’ll see a real guy. They’ll see who I am. And I think it’s better that they see an honest portrayal than they see some kind of fake.
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Theme Park Bits: A New Tomorrowland Marquee, Halloween 2019 Updates, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: A new art installation has popped up at Downtown Disney. Tomorrowland is getting a new sign. Halloween information is arriving for both Disney and Universal And more! Sometimes, Walt Disney World hotel news can be easy to ignore; the flashier story is that we’re eventually getting a Star […]

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Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Ariel’s Father in Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ariel's father, King Triton, in Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Collider has confirmed. Halle Bailey, the young singer who represents half of the R&b duo Chloe x Halle, is set to star as Ariel, the rebellious mermaid who longs to live on dry land. Harry Styles is in talks to play Prince Eric, as Collider first reported on Tuesday, while Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the villainoius Ursula. Elsewhere, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are nearing deals to play Ariel's friends, a …
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Netflix second quarter subscriber growth falls short of forecasts

Streamer refutes reports of shift to ad-supported model

Netflix fell way short of subscriber forecasts and added only 2.7m paid memberships in the second quarter of 2019, losing 130,000 in the Us, although it hit revenue targets.

The growth was well short of the 5m additions the streaming giant had forecast for the period and less than half as big as the 5.5m additions recorded for 2018’s second quarter.

Netflix now has 60.1m paid streaming subscribers in the Us and 91.46m in the international marketplace, for a global total of 151.56m.

In its letter to shareholders released on Wednesday (17) with second quarter financial results,
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‘Arrow’ Cast and Creators Tease How the Final Season Is a “Different Show” & Whether Oliver Dies

After six years, seven seasons, and the creation of an entire small-screen comic book universe, The CW's Arrow is set to backflip off into the sunset after season 8. But the show isn't going out on an easy note. Speaking to EW, star Stephen Amell and the minds behind the series discussed how the final go-around will be a "different show", and how that extends to more than just the fact Emily Bett Rickards' Felicity Smoak won't play a part. For one, the show is taking the action out of Star City for the most …
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Javier Bardem in Talks to Play King Triton in Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’

Javier Bardem in Talks to Play King Triton in Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’
Javier Bardem is in talks to play King Triton in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”

Halle Bailey will portray the Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human, while Melissa McCarthy is playing her evil aunt Ursula. Harry Styles is also in early talks to play Prince Eric.

The Little Mermaid” will be directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee. The upcoming film will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated classic, as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken with lyrics by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Jessica Virtue and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing for the studio.

When “The Little Mermaid” first hit theaters almost 30 years ago, it became a huge hit and was credited with sparking a Disney renaissance. The story, about a mermaid who falls in
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Kevin Spacey groping case dropped (reports)

Prosecution cites lack of complaining witnesses.

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped the indecent assault and battery case against former House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey, according to reports on Wednesday (17).

Cape & Islands district attorney Michael O’Keefe filed a ‘Nolle Prosequi’ motion in court because of a lack of complaining witnesses.

The actor and former artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre had been accused of groping a then-18-year-old man in a Nantucket bar three years ago.

The prosecution case began to crack over the matter of a mobile phone belonging to Spacey’s accuser, who refused to
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Daily Podcast: Barbie Movie, Happy Death Day 3, Space Jam 2, Warhammer 40k, and More

On the July 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the Barbie movie, Warhammer 40k, Terminator: Dark Fate, Damien Chazelle’s new film, Ghostbusters at Halloween Horror Nights, Happy Death Day […]

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Stx Tries to Put Flops Behind It as It Searches for Star Executive, Fresh Capital

After a series of film flops and an aborted initial public offering, Stx Entertainment is battling mounting skepticism that it can survive in an increasingly unforgiving movie business.

As it hustles to find $500 million in fresh capital, the company, which operates in the red according to financial disclosures, is simultaneously hoping to attract a “superstar” executive to help stabilize its struggling film division. The company has started to interview candidates for the job, and is open to hiring someone to serve as co-chairman of Stx Films alongside Adam Fogelson, who retains the support of the company’s leadership. The studio is looking to signal to the industry that it is righting the ship after the anemic financial performance of “UglyDolls,” “Poms,” and “Best of Enemies” and a lackluster track record of fielding hits. For this reason, Stx may have difficulty in attracting top executive talent.

Even as it looks to
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The Best Family Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: July 17, 2019 While the world of streaming has opened up a vast amount of possibilities in terms of viewing options, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to decide exactly what to choose—especially when you have the entire family on the brain. That’s why we’ve crafted a specially curated list of the best family movies on Netflix, which runs down the very best movie-watching options for all (or at least most) ages to enjoy. They range from animated features to uplifting live-action stories of real-life heroes. Netflix has a host of options …
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‘Avengers’ Writers Team With ‘Halloween’ Director for Data Privacy Scandal Movie

‘Avengers’ Writers Team With ‘Halloween’ Director for Data Privacy Scandal Movie
Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo have used their power in Hollywood to form their own production studio called Agbo, and several of the brothers’ upcoming projects are reunions with fellow veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of their newest is an untitled film which will reunite them with Avengers: Infinity War and […]

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NBC’s ‘A.P. Bio’ Is Revived; Season 3 to Air on NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service

NBC's A.P. Bio has found gotten a miraculous revival after it was canceled in May. Deadline reported on Wednesday that the series has been renewed post-cancellation for season 3 and will air on NBCUniversal's yet-to-be-launched streaming service. This new season means stars Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Patton Oswalt (Happy!), and Paula Pell (Wine Country) will be returning for the series, too. Originally premiering in 2018, A.P. Bio followed newly-fired philosophy professor, Jack (Howerton), who loses out on a dream job and is forced to return to his …
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‘Westworld’ Season 3 Will Be “Less of a Guessing Game,’ Say Showrunners

It appears the makers of Westworld Season 3 don’t have to worry about the audience figuring out the twists and turns too early this time around. Season 1 of the ambitious HBO sci-fi series famously saw fans—and specifically redditors—correctly guessing major reveals after just the first episode, while the show didn’t get around to these revelations until much later in the season. The show’s second season was a bit more successful in hiding its mysteries, but when it comes to the radically different Westworld Season 3, it appears fans are in for something that’…
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‘Westworld’ Season 3 to Pull Back on Too Many Mysteries: ‘It’s Less of a Guessing Game’

HBO left “Westworld” fans equally awed and confused when the first Season 3 trailer debuted in March without any of the locations or characters that have become the show’s trademarks. The one-and-a-half minute clip felt less like “Westworld” and more like a radical “Westworld” reboot as it introduced Aaron Paul’s new character making his way around various locations in future Los Angeles. According to creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the major setting change won’t be the only thing that feels different in “Westworld” Season 3.

“This season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers,” Nolan told Entertainment Weekly. “I love shows that find a groove and hang with it for 100 episodes — that was never this show. We always wanted every season to find our characters in radically different circumstances. And with a cast this talented,
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