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Anne Hathaway to Star in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ (Exclusive)

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Anne Hathaway to Star in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ (Exclusive)
Anne Hathaway has closed a deal to star as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros.’ “The Witches” adaptation.

Variety first reported that Hathaway was holding the offer for both that and “Sesame Street,” and at the time, scheduling for both films were holding up dealmaking. With those issues settled, Hathaway is now set to star in the role originally portrayed by Anjelica Huston in the 1990 classic.

Based on the 1973 novel, the film follows a 7-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. Warner Bros. had previously adapted the book in 1990 with Huston playing one of the title characters, but sources close to the project say Zemeckis’ version will be more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston pic was a loose adaptation.

Zemeckis will also pen the script as well as produce with his partner Jack Rapke through their banner ImageMovers, along
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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard and ‘Sharp Objects’ Actress Eliza Scanlen Join Netflix’s ‘The Devil All The Time’ (Exclusive)

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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard and ‘Sharp Objects’ Actress Eliza Scanlen Join Netflix’s ‘The Devil All The Time’ (Exclusive)
It” star Bill Skarsgard and “Sharp Objects” breakout Eliza Scanlen will star in Antonio Campos’ adaptation of “The Devil All the Time,” which Netflix has officially acquired for distribution.

Skarsgard and Scanlen join an all-star cast that includes Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert, who attached themselves prior to the start of the Toronto Film Festival.

Campos is directing and co-wrote with Paulo Campos. Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker are producing through their Nine Stories banner along with Randall Poster and Max Born. Annie Marter and Jacob Jaffke are exec producing.

The story is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s novel and is set in a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods where a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin,
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Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

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Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie
Sony Pictures is getting the wheels in motion for the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and it knows who it’s going to call to direct: Jason Reitman.

Sources tell Variety that Reitman, whose father, Ivan, directed the first two “Ghostbusters” movies, will direct the latest pic in the famous franchise.

Reitman has also co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and plans to shoot the film this summer, with Sony planning to release the latest sequel in summer 2020. Insiders say this film will be a continuation of the 1984 sequel and will not be connected to the 2016 film. Sources couldn’t say if that means that the original cast members will be back, as exact story details are still being kept under wraps.

Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures is producing and insiders close to Ivan say he believes this film is a passing of the torch.

Sony and Jason Reitman
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SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film

SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum,’ Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film
The 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature movies directed by Harmony Korine and Olivia Colman, an untitled romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron and a concert film with comedian Kathy Griffin.

The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, which starts on March 8, will open with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” which was previously announced. The thriller stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss.

There will be 102 features and TV episodes featured over nine days.
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Drew Struzan’s ‘Blade Runner’ Poster Will Be On Sale This Week

Drew Struzan is arguably one of the most influential pop artists of all time, responsible for creating the iconic movie posters for films like the Star Wars saga, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Indiana Jones saga, The Thing, and many more. He also created a poster for Ridley Scott‘s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade […]

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Movie Talk: ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Teaser Reveals 2020 Release Date

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Jeff Sneider, and Perri Nemiroff discuss the following: EW reports that Jason Reitman is set to co-write and direct a new Ghostbusters movie that is a direct sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters II. Sony Pictures released a teaser trailer for it today. Deadline reports that Disney has assembled a team to create a new live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Josh Gad set to produce. Netflix announced the cast for its upcoming film The Devil All the Time. It will star Chris Evans, Tom Holland, …
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Nick Castle on Returning as Michael Myers in ‘Halloween’ and If He’s Down for Another Cameo

The phrase "horror icon" gets thrown around a lot, but when you're talking about Michael Myers, the label fits. The slasher villain has carved his way through cinematic nightmares for the last forty years, ever since John Carpenter's seminal 1978 horror classic Halloween. He's seen sequels, reboots and remakes aplenty, and the beloved character was just reborn once again in David Gordon Green's 2018 sequel. To do it right, Green and the folks at Blumhouse recruited original actor Nick Castle to get back behind the mask for a cameo. While stuntman James Jude Courtney does a …
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How ‘The Godfather’ Influenced Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ Ending

How ‘The Godfather’ Influenced Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ Ending
Black Panther‘s ending is one of the most impactful conclusions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, but it’s a good thing those productions build several days of reshoots into their process, because the entire ending was reworked at the last minute. Read more about the original Black Panther ending and how co-writer/director Ryan Coogler […]

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‘Channel Zero’, the Best Horror Show on TV, Has Been Cancelled After 4 Seasons

I suppose this was inevitable, but it still stings a little. After four creepy seasons, Syfy has cancelled the excellent, but under-watched, anthology series Channel Zero. While the series had fans (myself included), it failed to generate the same amount of buzz as American Horror Story. Now, it’s over. One can hope that now that with Channel Zero […]

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Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard to Reunite for Comedy ‘Fairy Tale Ending’

Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard to Reunite for Comedy ‘Fairy Tale Ending’
Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard will reunite for the ensemble comedy “Fairy Tale Ending.”

Jim Hecht (“Ice Age: The Meltdown) and Tracy McMillan (“Marvel’s Runaways”) are writing the screenplay.

Howard will also produce the Universal movie through her Nine Muses Entertainment alongside Eric Carlson and Susan Carlson. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins will produce for their production company, Fuzzy Door. Spencer will executive produce alongside Hecht and McMillan.

Howard and Spencer acted together in the 2011 drama “The Help,” for which Spencer won the supporting actress Oscar. Spencer has been nominated in the same category for the past two years for “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water.”

Howard has starred in Universal’s “Jurassic World” franchise and will next be seen in the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” portraying John’s mother, Sheila Eileen. Universal executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee “Fairy Tale Endings” on behalf of the studio.
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‘Weekends’: Animating Childhood Memories of a Broken Family in Toronto

“Weekends,” the latest off-the-shelf Pixar short, offers childhood memories of divorce to evoke the clash of painterly beauty and emotional confusion. (The indie was made by Pixar artists under its co-op program to allow them to work on their own time.)

Story artist Trevor Jimenez directed the Oscar and Annie hopeful by recreating how he was shuttled from one parent to the other as a youngster in Toronto during the 1980s.

“It started as a series of drawings from a sketch book that I posted online,” said Jimenez, who worked on “Coco,” “Finding Dory,” and is currently boarding the latest feature from Pete Docter, Pixar’s chief creative officer. They included memories of meeting a woman his dad dated in the kitchen, and, opening the door and seeing a man with flowers for his mom.

Pixar’s co-op program has resulted in Oscar nominations for the shorts “The Dam Keeper” and “Borrowed Time.
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Netflix’s Midwestern Gothic ‘The Devil All The Time’ Has a Ridiculously Star-Studded Cast

Netflix’s Midwestern Gothic ‘The Devil All The Time’ Has a Ridiculously Star-Studded Cast
It’s no exaggeration to call the cast of The Devil All the Time the “Avengers of casts” because, well, it’s got two Avengers and it’s just plain impressive. Netflix’s newest original film is a gothic drama directed by Antonio Campos that boasts a ridiculously good cast including Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, […]

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Marie Kondo to Bibliophiles: No, You Don’t Need to Throw Away Your Books

Marie Kondo to Bibliophiles: No, You Don’t Need to Throw Away Your Books
Book lovers, calm down. When “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” hit Netflix Jan. 1, America embraced her little folded T-shirt rectangles and shoeboxes reused to organize small items. But when it came to tossing out books — well, those were fighting words.

Do Not listen to Marie Kondo or Konmari in relation to books. Fill your apartment & world with them. I don’t give a shite if you throw out your knickers and Tupperware but the woman is very misguided about Books. Every human needs a v extensive library not clean, boring shelves

Anakana Schofield (@AnakanaSchofiel) January 3, 2019

Others were more levelheaded, noting that the KonMari Method was not tantamount to book burning.

What Marie Kondo Says: Think about getting rid of books you aren't going to read or reread.

What Twitter Hears: Let's burn all books and slay the writers! Let the streets run red with their blood as our literary pyre's smoke blocks out the sun!
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‘Now Apocalypse’ Trailer: Gregg Araki’s New Starz Series Looks Like A Trip Through The End Of Days

With the stresses and anxieties of the entire world ever present, we all feel like we could lose it any day now. But at least we can rest assured we are not so far gone to find ourselves in Starz‘s latest series, “Now Apocalypse.”

A trippy, neon-clad ride, “Now Apocalypse” is set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival, which is just around the corner.

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Anne Hathaway to Traumatize a New Generation as the Grand High Witch in ‘The Witches’

Hide your kids, the witches are coming for them....again. Variety reports that Anne Hathaway has closed a deal to star as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis' The Witches adaptation. Hathaway will take over the role originated by Anjelica Huston in Nicolas Roeg's 1990 adaptation -- a performance that scarred a generation of children (including yours truly) with her embodiment of a grotesque child-hating witch. Rumors of Hathaway's involvement in the project have been going around for a few weeks, but Variety reports that the Oscar-winning actress is now officially on board. Now, those are …
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M. Night Shyamalan Has Been Self-Financing His Recent Films

M. Night Shyamalan Has Been Self-Financing His Recent Films
Want to know how M. Night Shyamalan got back on top after falling from grace? He paid his way. The filmmaker, who has Glass hitting theaters this week, has been self-financing his recent films – The Visit, Split and now Glass. Shyamalan puts up the money for the movies himself, enabling him to maintain creative control. It’s a […]

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‘The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot’ Trailer: Sam Elliott Goes On The Hunt

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot” Does that crazy B-movie grindhouse-y title grab your attention? Well, that’s probably the design. Now onto what the film is actually about which is probably pretty damn obvious. Who is the man that killed the evil dictator and the supposedly mythical creature?

Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2019

Well, Sam Elliott, having a great year given his Oscar buzz for “A Star Is Born,” is the one playing the man in question.

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Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged […]

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First ‘Bloodshot’ Image Reveals Vin Diesel Is Definitely in This Movie

Vin Diesel the first look at director Dave Wilson's upcoming Bloodshot movie—based on the Valiant Comics character created in 1992 by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton—and yupp, that is most definitely a photo of Vin Diesel. There is 100%, no denying that Vin Diesel is in that photo. On the set of Bloodshot or casually strolling to the gym? Hard to say! But oh yeah, that's Vin Diesel alright. The Fast & the Furious actor will, presumably, look a bit different by the end of the film. The character—one of the more popular …
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Robert Smith, Longtime Executive at New York’s DuArt Film Labs, Dies at 88

Robert Smith, a longtime executive with New York’s DuArt Film Labs, died Jan. 11 in Montvale, N.J. He was 88.

Smith spent some 62 years with DuArt, the film processing and post-production facility founded in 1922 in the penthouse of an automobile garage in Midtown. Smith rose to president of DuArt before retiring in 2015.

Smith was named head of operations at DuArt in the mid-1950s, a time when the company was developing innovative approaches to processing color film and for handling quick-turnaround jobs to meet the growing demands of television news.

Born in Albany, N.Y., Smith served in the Air Force after high school. In addition to his work at DuArt, Smith was a longtime member of the town council of Montvale and also served as its fire commissioner.

Smith is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Edna, as well as a brother, a daughter and a grandson.
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