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L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS

L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS
Walton Goggins is headed to CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justified star has joined the network's L.A. Confidential reboot pilot. Based on the novel by James Ellroy, the drama follows three homicide detectives, a reporter, and an actress whose lives "intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles." In 1997, the book was adapted as a film starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.
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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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Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series
Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.

The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
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‘Daily Show’ Star Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

‘Daily Show’ Star Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Michelle Wolf, a contributor on “The Daily Show,” will host this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The comedian confirmed the news of the announcement on Twitter. This is true news. https://t.co/CCQkciq5bl — Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) February 22, 2018 Also Read: 'Daily Show' Contributor Michelle Wolf Grabs Netflix Weekly Late-Night Series In a statement, Margaret Talev, president of the Whca praised Wolf’s credentials, saying that the 32-year-old’s feminist edge and her voice make her the right person to host the event. It remains unclear whether or not President Donald Trump will attend the festivities. Last year, Trump was the first president since Ronald Reagan to decline...
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Jennifer Lawrence Rips ‘Predator’ Harvey Weinstein, Says She ‘Was Not Victimized Personally’

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Jennifer Lawrence Rips ‘Predator’ Harvey Weinstein, Says She ‘Was Not Victimized Personally’
Like Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence weighed in on Harvey Weinstein using her name in a petition to toss out a class-action lawsuit filed against him over his accused misconduct. “Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done, which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit,” the 27-year-old actress said in a statement to TheWrap. “This is what predators do, and it must stop.” “For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I...
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‘The Amazing Race’ fans mixed on Cody & Jessica winning, from ‘Way to go Big Brother lovebirds’ to ‘Never watching this show again’

‘The Amazing Race’ fans mixed on Cody & Jessica winning, from ‘Way to go Big Brother lovebirds’ to ‘Never watching this show again’
Former “Big Brother” contestants Cody Nickson & Jessica Graf were named the winners of “The Amazing Race” Season 30 during Wednesday’s two-hour finale, and fans are decidedly mixed. Reactions from the reality TV show’s passionate fanbase range from supportive cheers to negative jeers. Are You happy that Cody and Jessica won the $1 million prize and will now start a family? Sound off down in the comments section after reading a sampling of fan reactions.

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Tracie Parker: “Way to go ‘Big Brother’ lovebirds!!!!!!!! I’ve been for those guys since the first day of ‘Big Brother.'”

Hk: “Never watching this show again I hate the ‘Big Brother’ couple they should have never had the chance to even be on this show.”

Jasmine Porter: “This is redemption for them being screwed on ‘Big Brother
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'Mudbound' Star Mary J. Blige on Why the Film's Most "Horrifying" Scene Is Her Favorite

'Mudbound' Star Mary J. Blige on Why the Film's Most
Not only did Mary J. Blige, 47, receive her first acting Oscar nomination for playing Florence in Dee Rees’ post-World War II family drama, but with her nod for the original song “Mighty River,” from the Mudbound soundtrack, she became the first person to earn acting and songwriting nominations in the same year.

What kinds of conversations did you have with director Dee Rees about your character early on?

The early conversations were about what she would look like. Dee had a vision, and Dee’s vision is the vision we went with: We wanted Mary J. Blige to disappear....
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'Scandal' Star Bellamy Young Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

'Scandal' Star Bellamy Young Signs With UTA (Exclusive)
Scandal's Bellamy Young has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She was previously with Paradigm.

When the ABC drama premiered in 2012, Young was a recurring player whose character, Mellie Grant, was First Lady of the United States. Now, in the Shonda Rhimes series' seventh and final season, Mellie is the president. Young has won a Critics Choice Television Award for the role.

Young also will be seen on the big screen in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time premieres on March 9. Her previous credits include CBS' Criminal Minds and ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. The...
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FCC Sets Date for Net Neutrality Pullback

Mark your calendars: Net neutrality’s death has been set for April 23. The Federal Communications Commission filed its revoke order on Thursday, with the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order set to pull back on Obama-era regulations against internet service providers. The current rules, in place since 2015, prevent ISPs from playing favorites by charging more for access to certain sites or “throttling,” or slowing down, access to content. In its Thursday filing, the FCC said its decision “returns to the light-touch regulatory scheme that enabled the internet to develop and thrive for nearly two decades. The Commission restores the classification of broadband...
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Foreign-Born Talent Finds a Welcome Place in Entertainment

It’s impossible to imagine Hollywood without the talented contributions from those who were born outside of America. Immigrant culture has long been embraced by the industry, and with a recently renewed focus on inclusion, diversity and acceptance, it’s becoming more commonplace to see people from all ethnicities being represented at end of the year festivities, most notably, the Academy Awards. When looking at all of the rich cinematic work from 2017, there’s a deep line-up of foreign-born artists who have been bestowed with nominations.

“I see movies and television as an art form, and believe that art transcends borders and nationality,” says Bill Dispoto, president of Dda Talent. “There’s also the business of the industry, and a good businessperson knows that having the most talented people on their team is what leads to success. It takes an enormous amount of skilled artists and craftspeople to produce a movie or TV show. And from a
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Margaret Brennan to Replace John Dickerson as Host of CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’

Margaret Brennan to Replace John Dickerson as Host of CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’
Margaret Brennan will officially replace John Dickerson moderator of CBS’ “Face the Nation” beginning this Sunday, CBS News announced Thursday. Brennan, who joined CBS News in 2012, will continue in her position as senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She has reported on politics, international affairs and global markets since 2002. Brennan steps in permanently for Dickerson, who was named co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” last month in the wake of the forced ouster of Charlie Rose following accusations of sexual misconduct. Also Read: John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning' “‘Face the Nation’ is one of the...
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Saoirse Ronan Is a Confused Newlywed in the First Trailer for ‘On Chesil Beach’ (Video)

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Saoirse Ronan Is a Confused Newlywed in the First Trailer for ‘On Chesil Beach’ (Video)
Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan stars as a newlywed who battles societal pressures and sex in the first trailer for Bleecker Street’s “On Chesil Beach.” “On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward. Billy Howie, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star. Also Read: How 'Lady Bird' Star Saoirse Ronan Grew Up (and Got Off Twitter) Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007...
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Sound Is 50% of the Movie, but Hollywood is Often Tone-Deaf

Sound Is 50% of the Movie, but Hollywood is Often Tone-Deaf
People in the industry vaguely understand the job of an editor, cinematographer or production designer. But even sophisticated showbiz veterans are flummoxed by the work of sound people.

It’s ironic because the movies of 2017 created some indelible sounds: the tinkle of a stirred teacup in “Get Out”; the hollow singing of the holograms in “Blade Runner 2049”; the exaggerated loudness of Alma scraping her toast in “Phantom Thread”; the noises of warfare heard by the soldiers huddled below deck in “Dunkirk”; and even the dramatic silence at a key moment “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Yet movie critics rarely single out the work of sound people; adding insult to injury, if they do mention sound, they often credit it to Dolby, i.e., the equipment rather than the artisans.

The industry also seems to turn a deaf ear to sound. Other key below-the-line artists get single cards in the main credits of a film. Sound people
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Oscars 2018: Will ‘Blade Runner 2049’ resume the marriage between Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects?

Oscars 2018: Will ‘Blade Runner 2049’ resume the marriage between Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects?
You wouldn’t necessarily consider the Oscar races for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects to be connected. Indeed, they’re markedly different fields and rarely went to the same film; for a while “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) were the only two that claimed both. But recently there was an unusual five-year streak when the two categories went hand-in-hand. “Blade Runner 2049” could be the latest film to achieve that one-two punch.

The marriage between Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects started with “Avatar” (2009) and then continued with “Inception” (2010), “Hugo” (2011), “Life of Pi” (2012) and “Gravity” (2013). Then they split again for the next three years. “Birdman” won Cinematography for 2014, while “Interstellar” claimed Visual Effects. Then “The Revenant” took Cinematography for 2015, while “Ex Machina” pulled off an upset for Visual Effects. And “La La Land” was awarded Cinematography for 2016, while “The Jungle Book” won Visual Effects.
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Allison Janney Reveals the "Funny" Text Tonya Harding Sent Her After Oscar Noms Were Announced

Allison Janney Reveals the
Janney’s take on Tonya Harding’s mother, Lavona Golden, is the stuff of nightmares: She’s an abusive, acerbic skater mom who seems to prefer her pet bird over her daughter. The performance has earned Janney, 58, a slew of awards and her first-ever Oscar nomination. She spoke to THR about meeting the real Harding and what it was like to get back on the ice herself.

Your character is so intense. What has the reaction from audiences been like?

I was surprised by how much Tonya [Harding] thought I nailed it and then how many times I’ve had people come...
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Lionsgate's Studio L Plans First Slate of Digital Films

Lionsgate has lined up its first slate of digital-first projects from its newly branded Studio L.

This spring, the studio will debut three films meant to appeal to a millennial, digital-first audience, including a noir comedy starring Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom and Vincent Kartheiser.

Studio L was established to develop a pipeline of film and television projects designed for digital distribution. “In today’s fast-changing media landscape, Lionsgate is committed to creating and distributing various types of content for next generation audiences with some of the most exciting creative voices and innovative partners in our industry,” said Seth Laderman, executive vp of...
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Chloe Kim Finding Out About Her Corn Flakes Box Cover Is Exactly as Adorable as You’d Think (Video)

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Chloe Kim Finding Out About Her Corn Flakes Box Cover Is Exactly as Adorable as You’d Think (Video)
Forget the Olympics gold medal: Gracing the cover of a box of Corn Flakes means that you’ve officially made it, Chloe Kim. The Team USA hero was Jimmy Fallon’s guest Wednesday on his five-minute “Tonight Show,” when the two photobombed a bunch of fans and then shared a special breakfast box reveal. They also squeezed in a mini-interview, in which the NBC host asked the snowboarder how it felt to win the women’s halfpipe competition. “I felt really empty at first,” she said. “Just emotionless. I was just, there.” Also Read: Radio Host Fired After Pervy Comments About 17-Year-Old Olympian Chloe Kim Ok,...
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Berlin: Uncork'd Nabs Mashup 'Jurassic Games' For U.S. (Exclusive)

Berlin: Uncork'd Nabs Mashup 'Jurassic Games' For U.S. (Exclusive)
The Jurassic Games, described as a hybrid of Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games, has found an American home. 

Uncork'd Entertainment has picked up the film from High Octane Pictures at the European Film Market in Berlin, where they also revealed they secured sales for the U.K., Germany, Japan, Korea, India, Scandinavia, Benelux and Taiwan, in addition to the U.S.

Set in the near future, The Jurassic Games follows 10 death row convicts who must compete in a virtual reality game show that pits them against each other and dinosaurs. But there's a catch: if you die in the game, you...
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