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Caren Pistorius To Star Opposite Russell Crowe In Solstice Studios’ ‘Unhinged’

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Caren Pistorius To Star Opposite Russell Crowe In Solstice Studios’ ‘Unhinged’
Exclusive: Caren Pistorius has landed the lead role opposite Oscar-winner Russell Crowe in Unhinged, the psychological thriller from Solstice Studios and director Derrick Borte.

Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of Rachel (Pistorius), a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Crowe). “Road rage” doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her and everyone she knows. The pic, written by Carl Ellsworth stars production tomorrow in New Orleans with Solstice eyeing a third quarter 2020 wide U.S. theatrical release. Lisa Ellzey produces.

Pistorius was most recently seen in Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines and co-starred with Julianne Moore in Gloria Bell. Prior to that she starred alongside Michael Fassbender in Slow West and The Light Between Two Oceans, as well as opposite Rachel Weisz in Denial.
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Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach To Tackle Margot Robbie-Starring 'Barbie' Movie

Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach To Tackle Margot Robbie-Starring 'Barbie' Movie
Barbie is looking to embolden her fashion sense by going indie.

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, known for critically adored, film festival-playing quirky dramas, are tackling Barbie, Warner Bros.' big-screen take on the Mattel toy icon.

Gerwig and Baumbach will write the script, with Gerwig, who last directed Lady Bird, eyeing it as a helming vehicle.

Margot Robbie is starring in the feature project and is also producing the project via LuckyChap banner and LuckyChap's Tom Ackerly. Mattel Films's Robbie Brenner is also producing.

A Barbie live-action feature has been in the works since 2018 and has always ...
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Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson Film ‘Marry Me’ Moves Back to Universal From STX

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Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson Film ‘Marry Me’ Moves Back to Universal From STX
The Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson romantic comedy “Marry Me” has moved from STX back to its original home, Universal Pictures.

Stx previously took over the project in April. Kat Coiro is directing from a script written by John Rogers and Tami Sagher, with a rewrite by Harper Dill. Colombian singer/rapper Maluma has joined the cast and will play the fiance to Lopez’s pop star character.

The movie is based on a graphic novel by Bobby Crosby and centers on a pop star (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rockstar fiance at Madison Square Garden, finds out that he cheated on her with her assistant. She breaks down on stage and picks a random man — a math teacher played by Wilson — out of the crowd to marry instead.

Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will produce alongside Rogers. Executive producers are Willie Mercer, Alex Brown and J.B Roberts.
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Austin Butler to Star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic

Austin Butler to Star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic has found its king of rock ‘n’ roll.

After numerous screen tests, Austin Butler has been tapped to play Elvis Presley in Luhrmann’s next feature film for Warner Bros. The studio tested with a handful of actors in full hair and make-up at the end of June to see who would join Tom Hanks, who is playing Presley’s manager, Col. Tom Parker.

“I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist,” Luhrmann said in a statement. “Throughout the casting process, it was an honor for me to encounter such a vast array of talent. I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite
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'A Quiet Place Part II' Begins Production With Twitter Announcement

'A Quiet Place Part II' Begins Production With Twitter Announcement
Following the critical and box office success of last year’s A Quiet Place, the post-apocalyptic horror/thriller which saw John Krasinski take to the feature film director’s chair for the first time, production has started on the movie’s sequel which is now being referred to as Part II.

The announcement that shooting has started was seen on Krasinski’s Twitter account where he posted a photo of a clapperboard on set bearing an image of the farm location from the first movie, with Part II printed underneath.
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Damien Chazelle Reportedly Lining Up ‘Babylon’ As His Next Film With Emma Stone Attached

Damien Chazelle Reportedly Lining Up ‘Babylon’ As His Next Film With Emma Stone Attached
Damien Chazelle is not a filmmaker that likes to rest on his laurels. Back in 2014, the director debuted with his Oscar-winning feature film, “Whiplash.” And in the five years since, he’s helmed two more major feature films, including the Oscar-winning “La La Land” and last year’s “First Man” and is currently in production on his first Netflix series.
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Lakeith Stanfield to Star in Kwame Onwuachi’s ‘Notes From a Young Black Chef’ Adaptation for A24 (Exclusive)

Lakeith Stanfield to Star in Kwame Onwuachi’s ‘Notes From a Young Black Chef’ Adaptation for A24 (Exclusive)
Lakeith Stanfield is set to star in a feature film adaptation of American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef,” with A24 on board to finance the film.

Randy McKinnon will adapt the script from the memoir, which was penned by Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein. Knopf recently acquired the publishing rights to the memoir, and the film rights were snapped up shortly afterwards.

Stephen “Dr” Love will produce, with Stanfield and Colin Stark executive producing. No director is yet attached.

The story follows Onwuachi’s unprecedented journey from childhood in the Bronx with a mostly single mother to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington D.C. at the age of 26. The story encompasses the extreme highs and lows of his path to becoming a chef in a mostly white, elitist industry, including financing his first catering business by selling candy on the subway, appearing on “Top Chef,
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‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences

‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains light spoilers for “Legion” Season 3, Episode 4, “Chapter 23,” as well as “Avengers: Endgame.”]

When Noah Hawley decided to infuse time travel into “Legion,” he knew he didn’t want it to be like other time travel stories — starting with the impediment to traveling whenever you want.

“On some level, if you think about the early days of exploring the world with maps […] there were huge parts [where] you just wrote the word ‘dragon’ or ‘sea monsters’ — we just didn’t know what was out there,” Hawley said in an interview with IndieWire. “So I liked the idea that time, as an explorer, is similarly dangerous — a vast unknown. Like any ecosystem, it has its own flora and fauna at some level.”

Legion’s” imposing flowers are the Time Demons. Yes, Time Demons: creatures that safeguard the temporal state of the universe and spring up whenever a time traveler goes back too far or travels to the same place too often.
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Film News Roundup: Sean Astin Cast in ‘Mayfields Game,’ ‘Charming the Hearts of Men’

Film News Roundup: Sean Astin Cast in ‘Mayfields Game,’ ‘Charming the Hearts of Men’
In today’s film news roundup, Sean Astin gets two roles, two “Peanuts” movies are set for release, “One Last Night” gets distribution and Brian De Palma gets honored.

Castings

Sean Astin has been cast in a pair of upcoming feature films: “Mayfield’s Game” opposite Mira Sorvino and “Charming The Hearts of Men” opposite Kelsey Grammer.

Astin is best known for portraying Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy (2001–2003) and Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in “Rudy.” He also played Bob Newby in the second and third season of “Stranger Things” and will appear in the second part of his show “No Good Nick,” which premieres Aug. 5 on Netflix.

Astin is repped by Stewart Talent, Luber/Rocklin and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen, Llp

Peanuts Movies

CineLife Entertainment has partnered with CBS Home Entertainment as the North American theatrical distributor for 1969’s “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” and 1972’s “Snoopy, Come Home.
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Superhero Bits: ‘Dark Avengers’ Rumor, Wonder Gal Peek Leaked, Black Adam Waiting for ‘Shazam 3’ & More

Why will we have to wait until Shazam 3 for Black Adam to square off with Zachary Levi? How close is Avengers: Endgame to surpassing Avatar at the global box office? Do some inactive Facebook pages hint at what Marvel is announcing at Comic-Con? What deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War featured a trippy Guardians […]

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ArcLight Hollywood Celebrates Quentin Tarantino Weekend With Advance ‘Once Upon a Time’ Screenings

ArcLight Hollywood Celebrates Quentin Tarantino Weekend With Advance ‘Once Upon a Time’ Screenings
ArcLight Hollywood is celebrating the release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” with a three-day tribute from July 19-21 showing all the director’s previous films.

Ahead of the nationwide release on July 26, Tarantino fans can also catch 70mm advance screenings of “Once Upon a Time” on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., followed by conversations with special guests.

The ArcLight is getting into the spirit of 1960s L.A. with themed beverages and merchandise and special decor. The theater’s Cinerama Dome is among the Hollywood landmarks featured in Tarantino’s film. “With the historic Cinerama Dome being one of the many Hollywood moviegoing fixtures featured in the film, and enduring as such nearly 56 years later, we are thrilled to be hosting this special celebration,” said ArcLight VP of marketing and operations Kevin Holloway.

On Friday, screenings include “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown” and “Kill Bill Vol.
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Dwayne Johnson: Idris Elba Nixed ‘Black James Bond’ Joke in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

Dwayne Johnson: Idris Elba Nixed ‘Black James Bond’ Joke in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’
In the “Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw,” the movie’s villain Brixton, played by Idris Elba, spreads his arms out wide and declares “I’m black Superman.”

It turns out that might not have been the original line.

Dwayne Johnson tells Variety that Elba was first asked to proclaim he’s “black James Bond,” but the Brit actor declined, saying, “It’s too close to what everybody’s talking about.” Elba has continually been on the top of fans’ wish lists for who should replace Daniel Craig as 007.

Now the question is who came up with the black Superman quip. Johnson insists it was his idea. “Everyone loves ‘the black Superman’ line. Everyone’s taking credit for it – Idris, our director, our producers, I’m sure, Jason [Statham]…[but] I came up with that,” Johnson said. “I said, ‘What about the black Superman?’’ And everyone’s like, ‘Great!’ [But] now everyone takes credit.
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George R.R. Martin Refuses to Kowtow to the Whims of the Internet, Won’t Change His ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Ending

Unless you spent this past spring trapped in the burned-out ruins of Harrenhal, you probably know that HBO’s Game of Thrones came to an end a couple of months ago. That shortened final season drew some loud, negative responses from many viewers – but fear not, for author George R.R. Martin is not the reactionary type. […]

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‘Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Will Return for Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

Just a few days after nabbing the transparent title role of Universal's The Invisible Man, actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen is set for even more ghastly good times in Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor. Based on Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw, Bly Manor will serve as a season 2 of sorts to Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House, which Cohen appeared in as supernaturally troubled addict Luke Crain. The actor is the second of the Crain kids to join Bly Manor after his Hill House co-star Victoria Pedretti came aboard in June. …
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Justin Baldoni Developing ‘It Ends With Us’ Romance Movie

“Jane the Virgin” Star Justin Baldoni is adapting Colleen Hoover’s romance novel “It Ends With Us” for film through his Wayfarer Entertainment company.

Baldoni announced Monday that he had optioned the project on his Instagram account. “It Ends With Us” first published in 2016 and follows a young woman through the tumultuous stages of an abusive relationship. After moving to the city of Boston after college, she decides to start her own business as a florist only to fall in love with a young neurosurgeon.

The novel has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide. The book was voted the best romance novel of 2016 by Goodreads.

Baldoni made his feature film directorial debut earlier this year with “Five Feet Apart,” which was released by CBS Films and Lionsgate and went on to become CBS Films’ third highest grossing film of all
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‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations

The Saturn Awards, which honor the year's best in on-screen science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, announced the nominations for its 45th annual ceremony. To the surprise of no one, Avengers: Endgame leads the way with 14 nominations, including individual nods for Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Karen Gillian, Scarlett Johannson, and the Russo Brothers. Disney's live-action Aladdin remake came in second on the film side with nine nominations. Over on the TV side of things, Game of Thrones season …
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Theme Park Bits: Rise of the Resistance, That Big Family Fight at Disneyland, and More

Theme Park Bits: Rise of the Resistance, That Big Family Fight at Disneyland, and More
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Rise of the Resistance gets an opening date on both coasts. That fighting family from Disneyland denies anything happened. A new Pirates of the Caribbean themed frozen treat And more! The big news of the week is that we finally know when the second major attraction in Star […]

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Top Music Manager Calls Out American Icon Awards for Failing to Pay Talent

Top Music Manager Calls Out American Icon Awards for Failing to Pay Talent
The centuries-old adage no good deed goes unpunished is a common refrain for star music manager Scott Rodger of late. Rodger, who represents Paul McCartney and Andrea Bocelli at Maverick, says his client Matteo Bocelli, the son of the opera star, was stiffed out of promised expense reimbursement by the American Icon Awards.

The event, held in May at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, honored Al Pacino, whom longtime friend and colleague Robert De Niro introduced with a lively speech that included a dig at Donald Trump, along with Quincy Jones for music and Evander Holyfield for sports, among others recognized for humanitarian efforts. Those in attendance included Sylvester Stallone, Joe Mantegna, David Foster, Naomi Campbell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jake Hoffman and NFL veteran Devon Sill. Martin Scorsese is listed as the event’s honorary dinner chair.

Philanthropy is at the heart of the six-year-old American Icon Awards, which, according
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‘The Predator’ Co-Writer Discusses Troubles Behind the Scenes, Altered Third Act & More

‘The Predator’ Co-Writer Discusses Troubles Behind the Scenes, Altered Third Act & More
When The Predator arrived last year, it was to mostly mixed responses. While there was plenty of bloody action to behold and a great ensemble to revive the sci-fi action franchise, there was something about the final cut of the movie that felt slapped together, almost like pieces of the movie were missing. And since […]

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Star Wars Bits: Kylo Ren’s Repaired Helmet, Ewoks vs The Empire, Rise of Skywalker Predictions & More

Star Wars Bits: Kylo Ren’s Repaired Helmet, Ewoks vs The Empire, Rise of Skywalker Predictions & More
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Find out why Han never paid back Jabba the Hutt Watch a new Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures animated short Learn why Daisy Ridley almost quit Star Wars See what you think about some Rise of Skywalker predictions Check out some leaked images of The Mandalorian shirts All […]

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