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‘Snowfall’s’ Damson Idris to Co-Lead Netflix’s ‘Outside the Wire’ With Anthony Mackie

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‘Snowfall’s’ Damson Idris to Co-Lead Netflix’s ‘Outside the Wire’ With Anthony Mackie
Snowfall” star Damson Idris is set to star alongside Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s futuristic sci-fi thriller “Outside the Wire” as the second lead, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Emily Beecham (“Little Joe” and “Daphne”) is also joining the cast. She most recently earned the Best Actress Award at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for her role in “Little Joe.”

Mikael Håfström, who directed “Escape Plan” and “1408,” will direct the film that 42 and Automatik are producing. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is producing for Automatik, while Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg are producing for 42, Jason Spire is producing for Inspire Entertainment. Mackie will also serve as a producer, and Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale wrote the script.

Also Read: Anthony Mackie to Star in Futuristic Action Thriller 'Outside the Wire' at Netflix

Outside the Wire” is set in the future and follows a drone pilot who
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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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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’ to open Venice Film Festival

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’ to open Venice Film Festival
The film stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s upcoming French-language debut The Truth (La vérité) will open this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

The film, which will play in competition, stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

The Truth will have its world premiere screening on Wednesday, August 28 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Venice Lido.

Deneuve stars as Fabienne, a French cinema star. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter (Binoche) returns from New York with her husband, played by Ethan Hawke, for the launch. The reunion
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The Edge review – the glorious reinvention of English cricket

With its closeup duels and aerial shots of teeming stadiums, this perfectly timed doc plugs into the sport’s cinematic power

The stars align around certain releases. Landing days after the extraordinary scenes at the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s, Barney Douglas’s documentary account of the reinvention of English cricket under the aegis of coach Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss is almost as well-timed as a Joe Root cover drive.

That World Cup final demonstrated how, at its best, this sport writes its own outlandish script. What Douglas underlines – defying decades of film-making indifference – is that cricket can be cinematic: at once widescreen (the Sky archives have been raided for aerial shots of packed stadiums in sun-dappled locales) and closeup in its duels between batsmen and bowlers. Unpredictable, too: some intriguing turn in this narrative elevates the film a notch or two over standard sports-doc fodder.

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Arson attack at Japan’s Kyoto Animation studio kills at least 26 people

Witnesses report attacker screamed “You die!”

A suspected arson attack at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan has killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more.

According to reports from Associated Press and the BBC, a 41-year-old man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co. studio on Thursday morning, sprayed petrol and ignited it.

Japanese public broadcaster Nhk is reporting that some people remain unaccounted for; the suspect has been detained and taken to hospital with injuries, with latest reports saying he was not an employee of the studio.

AP has quoted survivors of the attack, some of whom were
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Arson attack at Japan’s Kyoto Animation studio kills at least 23 people

Witnesses report attacker screamed “You die!”

A suspected arson attack at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan has killed at least 23 people and injured dozens more.

According to reports from Associated Press and the BBC, a 41-year-old man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co. studio on Thursday morning, sprayed petrol and ignited it.

Japanese public broadcaster Nhk is reporting that some people remain unaccounted for; the suspect has been detained and taken to hospital with injuries, with latest reports saying he was not an employee of the studio.

AP has quoted survivors of the attack, some of whom were
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Thor 4: Taika Waititi drops Akira for second bite at God of Thunder

The problematic Warner remake of the classic anime is put on hold while the Ragnarok director returns to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

If ever one needed proof that Hollywood can be prone to supping rather too enthusiastically from the electric Kool-Aid, let us look at the curious case of Taika Waititi and Warner Bros’ glacially gestating remake of the classic 1988 anime Akira. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the celebrated Kiwi japester has removed himself from the project, at least temporarily, after being asked to direct the as-yet-untitled Thor 4 for Marvel Studios. The real question is why Warner ever thought Waititi was the right director to take on Akira – or indeed why the idea of a Hollywood live action reworking of Katsuhiro Otomo’s far-out tale of exploding teenagers was ever picked up by the studio.

When Marvel plucked Waititi from relative obscurity and handed him the keys to Asgard for the revitalised Thor: Ragnarok,
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Michael Winterbottom webchat – put your questions to the celebrated British film-maker

The director of BBC’s The Trip, 24 Hour Party People and new thriller The Wedding Guest joins us from 1pm BST for a live question and answer session

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Michael Winterbottom has been making films for nearly 25 years, and in that time has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s most dazzlingly varied film-makers. Winterbottom’s work has encompassed the hypernaturalist migrant travelogue In This World and the bleak Thomas Hardy adaptation Jude; the committed hostage drama A Mighty Heart and the sadistic noir thriller The Killer Inside Me. Along the way he has developed an outstanding creative relationship with Steve Coogan: together they made the Factory Records comedy 24 Hour Party People, the metatextual Tristram Shandy adaptation A Cock and Bull Story, the breezy Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love, and three series (to date) of restaurant-tour comedy The Trip.
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TrustNordisk closes first sales on ‘Hope’ starring Stellan Skarsgard (exclusive)

TrustNordisk has sold Maria Sødahl’s forthcoming drama Hope to Adso Films for Spain and Andorra, Cineart for Benelux, Inolmedia for Korea, Ads for Hungary, and Foxx Media Group for Czech Republic and Slovakia.

TrustNordisk has sold Maria Sødahl’s forthcoming drama Hope to Adso Films for Spain and Andorra, Cineart for Benelux, Inolmedia for Korea, Ads for Hungary, and Foxx Media Group for Czech Republic and Slovakia.

TrustNordisk showed a promo of the Norwegian drama to buyers in Cannes.

Sf Studios has Nordic rights and will release the film starting in November 2019.

Stellan Skarsgård stars alongside Andrea Bræin Hovig
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Quentin unchained: what will Tarantino's 10th and final film be?

The acclaimed film-maker is releasing his ninth film this summer and has openly stated that he will retire after he completes his next

Just over a week away from the Us release of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, the showbiz-cum-true crime epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the anticipation among film freaks and general audiences alike is at a fever pitch. Though this is par the course for Tarantino, whose every directorial effort is regarded as a major cinematic event, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood carries with it an extra sense of gravitas: not only is it a new Tarantino film, it is very likely the penultimate Tarantino film.

Related: Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood review - Tarantino's dazzling La redemption song
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Comic-Con: 4500 Gallons of Fake Blood and Everything Else to Know About ‘It Chapter Two”

Comic-Con: 4500 Gallons of Fake Blood and Everything Else to Know About ‘It Chapter Two”
Comic-Con 2019 kicked off with a stacked presentation from the director and cast of “It Chapter Two” on Wednesday, inspiring a curious amount of joy at San Diego’s Spreckles Theater in spite of the abject terror offered up by the film.

The closing chapter to 2017’s record-obliterating “It,” the highest grossing R-rated horror film of all time, helmer Andy Muschietti and stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa among others turned up for a panel and footage presentation moderated by Conan O’Brien.

O’Brien said he was a good match to host the evening, as both he and Bill Skarsgard (the terrifying villain clown Pennywise) are “both pale and frighten children.”

Warner Bros. Entertainment owns and operates specialty label New Line, and given the main studio’s absence from Comic-Con this year (despite a deep bench of superhero fare to trot out), you couldn’t help
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Film Review: Trey Anastasio in ‘Between Me and My Mind’

Film Review: Trey Anastasio in ‘Between Me and My Mind’
Trey Anastasio doesn’t look like a rock star. With his thick rimless glasses and flop of sandy red hair, you might say he resembles John Sebastian, but really, he looks like a mashup of Mike White and Jon Cryer and the filmmaker Chris Smith. He’s an appealingly ordinary shaggy-geek dude, like some guy you might share an office with in Portland.

Yet Trey Anastasio has sustained his career as (yes) a rock star in ways that defy all expectation. The band he leads, Phish, came together in 1983, and that takes them back to the formative moment of indie rock — R.E.M., U2, and so on. Phish, of course, picked up the long-jam, psychedelic-minstrel mantle of the Grateful Dead, and it’s worth noting that Jerry Garcia didn’t look like a rock star either — he was the grinning, pie-faced hippie Muppet of rock ‘n’ roll. But that
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Netflix second quarter subscriber growth falls well short of forecasts

Streamer calls reports of shift to ad-supported model ‘false’.

Netflix added only 2.7m paid memberships globally in the second quarter of 2019, well short of the 5m additions the streaming giant had forecast for the period, and less than half the 5.5m new subscribers who signed up in the second quarter of 2018.

The 2.7m overall gain came through the addition of 2.8m members in international markets but the loss of 130,000 in the Us.

Netflix now has 60.1m paid streaming subscribers in the Us and 91.5m in the international marketplace, for a global total of 151.56m.

In its letter to shareholders released
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My Friend the Polish Girl review – a fiction boldly reframed as fact

A faux video diary about a young woman living alone in London casts a compassionate light on migrant workers

Here is a low-budget experiment in metafiction, or quasi-fiction, with a shimmer of anxiety, shot mostly in black and white with periodic excursions into colour and animation – all about a young Polish woman living alone in a London flat, dealing with issues that are never clearly articulated. It often seems like nothing so much as a postmodern, 21st-century version of Polanski’s classic Repulsion.

The film itself appears to be a faux video diary by a (fictional) independent film-maker, recounting her experiences making a documentary about the life of a migrant worker in London. Emma Friedman-Cohen plays Katie, the director, and Aneta Piotrowska gives a bold and interesting performance as Alicja, the Polish woman and part-time actor Katie finds through an audition process. Alicja allows Katie into her life, at least partly through loneliness,
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/Filmcast Ep. 526 – Midsommar (Guest: Valerie Complex)

Devindra witnesses Face/Off live on stage while David discusses the HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die. For the feature review, the cast is joined by Valerie Complex to review Midsommar, the latest film by director Ari Aster. Tune in to hear how sun-soaked imageries can manage to be completely terrifying. Read Valerie’s writing on […]

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More Than 20 Feared Dead in Arson Attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation

Updated: More than 20 people are feared to have died Thursday in an arson attack on the Kyoto Animation company in Japan, shocking a nation in which extreme violence is very rare.

Emergency services in Kyoto City received a call about 10:35 a.m. local time reporting an explosion on the first floor of the studio. The blaze quickly spread across the whole of the three-story building.

Local media reports said a man was seen inside the building spraying a flammable liquid, shouting, “Die!” and then igniting the fluid. The man, 41, was injured and is now in police custody. He reportedly admitted setting the fire. Multiple knives were found at the scene, but it is not known if they were his.

Police have confirmed the deaths of 16 people as well as a number of injuries. But the final death toll is likely to exceed 20.

Japanese public broadcaster Nhk said that the
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‘Bodyguard’ star Gina McKee, Douglas Hodge of ‘Catastrophe’ join ‘A Grand Romantic Gesture’ (exclusive)

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Ontario Creates among financiers.

UK actors Gina McKee from drama series Emmy nominee Bodyguard and Douglas Hodge from Catastrophe have joined the cast of Paragraph Pictures and Highfield Grange Studios’ A Grand Romantic Gesture.

Shooting on the Canada-uk comedy drama is underway in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Linda Kash, Rose Reynolds, Rob Stewart, and Dylan Llewellyn round out the key cast and Joan Carr-Wiggin directs from her screenplay.

McKee plays Ava, who is encouraged by her husband (Stewart) and pregnant daughter (Reynolds) to take up gourmet cooking after she loses her job. Instead, she signs
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‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Drop Out of Comic-Con Panel

‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Drop Out of Comic-Con Panel
Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will not appear at the show’s Comic-Con panel this Friday as previously scheduled. The creators were set to make their first public appearance since “Thrones” ended its eight-season run on HBO in May. Along with Benioff and Weiss, director Miguel Sapochnik and actors Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath) have also dropped out of Comic-Con. The official “Thrones” Twitter account revealed the news and cited no reasons for the exits.

The “Thrones” Comic-Con panel will now feature Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Conleth Hill (Varys).

Benioff and Weiss came under intense critical and fan scrutiny during “Game of Thrones” Season 8. Many fans were outraged by some of the storytelling decisions made during the HBO fantasy series’ final run,
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Sith Trooper Revealed From ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Sith Trooper Revealed From ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” revealed a new storm trooper uniform Wednesday at San Diego Comic Con as part of a special exhibit celebrating the evolution of the storm trooper design.

Dubbed the Sith trooper, the new uniform sports all-red armor plates with a matching red and black blaster. Also decorating the armor is a slightly more textured pattern, although the overall design is reminiscent of past clone troopers from films such as “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”

Star Wars has also announced a toy version of the new character design, which hints at a host of new red and black weapons for the troopers.

See the new Sith trooper from Star Wars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker at #Sdcc 2019: https://t.co/7DlQ4xhRIz pic.twitter.com/JibjA5f4NZ

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 10, 2019

However, the new design won’t be completely replacing the storm troopers of old.
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Superhero Bits: ‘Hellboy’ One-Shot Comic Coming, Vanessa Kirby Addresses Catwoman Rumors & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Hellboy’ One-Shot Comic Coming, Vanessa Kirby Addresses Catwoman Rumors & More
Who does Mark Millar think will play Wolverine? Ready for a Hellboy one-shot comic coming this fall? Why is this season of Arrow the end? How did Sam Raimi react to a certain moment in Spider-Man: Far From Home? Have you noticed how similar Aquaman is to The Lion King? What does Vanessa Kirby have […]

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