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Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film

Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film
As his current film “The Meyerowitz Stories” readies for an awards season push, Noah Baumbach has lined up an all-star cast for his next movie.

Sources tell Variety that the auteur has tapped Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Scarlett Johansson to star in his next film. Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson are also on board.

Plot details are unknown at this time, but Baumbach is preparing to write and direct the film. Netflix, who is handling the distribution of “The Meyerowitz Stories,” is handling financing and distribution of this movie as well.
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Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator

Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator
Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to the animated pic “Klaus,” the directorial debut for Sergio Pablos, who wrote the story and is the co-creator of “Despicable Me.”

The all-star voice cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Joan Cusack.

The film is a Christmas family comedy that tells the story of a desperate postman who inadvertently brings about the genesis of Santa Claus. The screenplay is written by Pablos, Zach Lewis, and Jim Mahoney, based on an original story by Pablos.

“How is it possible there’s no story about the origin of Santa Claus?,” Pablos said. “He’s one of the most well-known and loved characters in the world! We felt this was a story that needed to be told and that there was no better way than with animation.”

Tanguy Olivier, Gustavo Ferrada, and Marisa Roman are serving as producers. The film is co-produced by Pablos’ animation studio Spa Studios and Atresmedia
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‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script

‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script
For those who are unfamiliar with Flashpoint, it originated as a 2011 Geoff Johns comic arc where Flash awakened in a world that was completely different. It’s been adapted in the animated The Flashpoint Paradox and the disappointing arc on CW’s The Flash, but it will also serve as the basis for the first standalone Flash movie in the Dceu. Details on the plot are still scarce, but star Ezra Miller seems excited at the prospect, telling EW, “What fans understand when they hear Flashpoint,” teases Ezra Miller, “would be almost like hearing a word like ‘Crisis.’ We …
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Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’

Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’
Exclusive: Ryan Eggold, who played beloved character Tom Keen in The Blacklist since the successful NBC show’s pilot episode, has joined the cast of Spike Lee's feature Black Klansman. He will join Adam Driver, John David Washington and Topher Grace in the Focus Features film. Black Klansman centers on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. Eggold will…
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Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies

Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies
Oliver and Elio might be the two characters you fall for hardest at the cinema this year. Played by Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, they lead Luca Guadagnino‘s wonderfully warm romance “Call Me By Your Name.” The film has been riding a steady wave of buzz since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s well in the mix for Oscar consideration, but the filmmaker is far from done with these characters.

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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night
Warner Bros.-DC’s “Justice League” has opened with a solid, but not spectacular $13 million at around 3,700 North American locations on Thursday night.

The number for “Justice League” is the fifth-biggest Thursday preview of 2017, following “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Justice League” tied “It’s” Thursday preview gross. The figure is also $2 million more than “Wonder Woman’s” Thursday night number in June.

Justice League” expands to 4,051 domestic sites on Friday. It has remained on track for an opening weekend of $110 million since late October.
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Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal

Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Williams is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in the StudioCanal pic “Rio.”

Call Me By Your Name” helmer Luca Guadagnino is directing from a script by Steven Knight.

The film follows a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

Studiocanal will finance and produce along with Cumberbatch and his Sunny March production company with Adam Ackland.

Williams is currently filming Sony’s “Venom” as well as reshoots for “All the Money in the World” after Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in the pic.

Her upcoming films include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Fox’s musical “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” and Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” all of which could figure in the awards season conversation.

She is still attached to star in the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” as well
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‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script
After assembling a writer’s room earlier this year to tackle the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron have brought on Billy Ray to join the team and give the final touches to the latest draft.

Cameron and Miller’s writer’s room included David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Josh Friedman. Ray is now coming on to polish the script that is based on a story conceived by Cameron, Miller, and Skydance founder David Ellison.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning to the franchise with Skydance and Cameron producing the project. Plot details are being kept under wraps, although Cameron has said that the film will be a direct sequel to “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” since he played no part in the recent installments.

The pic is set to bow on July 26, 2019.

Known for his prestige dramas like “Captain Phillips” and “State of Play,” Ray is responsible
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Sequel Bits: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 6,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ ‘Tremors’ TV Show

Sequel Bits: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 6,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ ‘Tremors’ TV Show
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald news from Carmen Ejogo A look at amazing Blade Runner 2049 miniatures A new title for Bumblebee Another crazy Mission: Impossible stunt F. Murray Abraham joins How To Train Your Dragon 3 That Tremors TV show finished shooting its pilot Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actress Carmen Ejogo, who plays Seraphina, […]

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‘Justice League’: Why Joss Whedon is Only Receiving a Credit for Writing, Not Directing

‘Justice League’: Why Joss Whedon is Only Receiving a Credit for Writing, Not Directing
After an unspeakable family loss, Zack Snyder left “Justice League” in May and handed the film over to Joss Whedon to complete. However, Whedon was already been working with Snyder to write new material for additional photography. That Whedon was already taking his cues from Snyder in reshaping the film — to say nothing of the “Avengers” credit on his resume — made him the obvious choice to direct the reshoots and steer the film over the finish line.

Since then, “Justice League” producers, cast, and crew have been in lock-step in their message: Whedon selflessly came aboard to carry out Snyder’s vision. Wonder Woman herself chimed in: “This is Zack Snyder’s movie,” said Gal Gadot in an interview with Empire Magazine. “Joss only did a few weeks of reshoots. He was Zack’s guy and knew exactly what he wanted to get.”

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Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’

Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’
Josh Hartnett and Margarita Levieva will star in Barry Films’ crime thriller “Inherit the Viper,” which explores the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia.

Anthony Jerjen is directing from Andrew Crabtree’s original script. The project is produced by Michel Merkt (“Elle,” “Toni Erdmann”) and Benito Mueller (“The Whistleblower”) and executive produced by Wolfgang Mueller for Barry Films.

Hartnett and Levieva will portray siblings as they try to escape the spiral of violence that has held them captive since their father’s passing. Their characters deal with a region left behind by the economy, in which selling drugs has become their way of survival and a business that’s very hard to quit.

“’Inherit the Viper’ is a visceral story of a family fighting to escape its destiny,” said Merkt. “I am thrilled to be able to tell it on this third collaboration with the incredibly talented director Anthony Jerjen, whose career
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‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Has a Villain: ‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang

‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Has a Villain: ‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel is expanding its growing web of cast members, this time tapping The Square star Claes Bang as its villain. There’s no word on what role Bang will be playing in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but it’s certain that he will be facing off against Claire Foy‘s goth hacker Lisbeth […]

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Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller ‘Burn’

Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller ‘Burn’
Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is starring in and executive producing a crime thriller movie based on A.J. Wolfe’s upcoming book “Burn.”

Anonymous Content has acquired the movie rights with Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens and Kevin Cotter producing the project. Fredrick Kotto, a former detective who has become a screenwriter, has been hired to write the adaptation and will executive produce along with Ali and Artillery Creative’s Tom Carter.

The book is a contemporary crime thriller and love story set in the ultra-violent world of organized crime. It follows a Northern California detective who destroyed a cartel while keeping his undercover life secret from his family. Paradigm is handling the publishing rights.

Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar this year for his role as the mentor Juan in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” Other credits include the final two “Hunger Games” movies, “Hidden Figures,” and the upcoming “Battle Angel: Alita.” He has been
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Batman Actors Ranked From Worst to Best

Batman Actors Ranked From Worst to Best
Holy listicle, Batfans! With the release of “Justice League” this weekend at theaters and drive-ins everywhere, we’re once again invited to measure the Batmanliness of Ben Affleck against his predecessors as the Caped Crusader. And while many aficionados insist that Kevin Conroy, the vocal-talent star of several animated TV series and made-for-video films, is the all-time best Batman, we opted to limit our survey to actors in live-action movies.

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‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Responds To Golden Globes Category

‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Responds To Golden Globes Category
Exclusive: The decision by Jordan Peele, Blumhouse and Universal to submit their film Get Out in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category at the Golden Globes this year has created many questions from his fanbase. Here, Peele explains why the decision was made: The most rewarding part of making "Get Out" is the conversations the film has inspired. When I originally heard the idea of placing it in the comedy category it didn't register to me as an issue. I…
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Jon Bernthal on ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Sweet Virginia,’ and Working with Damien Chazelle

With director Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller Sweet Virginia now playing in select theaters and available on VOD platforms, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Jon Bernthal. He talked about how lucky he’s been getting to work with such talented directors, why he’s excited for people to see Sweet Virginia, why he wanted to be involved in the project, how he collaborated with Dagg on his character, if he’s able to leave the character he’s playing on set or does it come home with him, why he likes to drive to the location where he’…
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

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Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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Awesometacular: Jeremy Jahns on ‘Flashpoint’ and a Possible Dceu Reboot

Jeremy Jahns offers his thoughts on a Flashpoint movie and whether or not it should reboot the current DC film universe. He also plays a round of Movie Pics with Mark Ellis and talks to Ken Napzok about the possibility of seeing Rey and Kylo become a team. Jeremy gives Batman: Arkham Vr a go and Jon Schnepp steps in to tell him all about Doctor Doom’s comic book origins. Jeremy Jahns talks about Quentin Tarantino’s comments about his next film and if it’ll include Charles Manson. After that, Collider’s Mark Ellis joins Jeremy for a …
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Theme Park Bits: Mark Hamill Rides Star Tours, Harry Potter Christmas, and a New Universal Parade with Macy’s Balloons

Theme Park Bits: Mark Hamill Rides Star Tours, Harry Potter Christmas, and a New Universal Parade with Macy’s Balloons
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get new details on Christmas events at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. See what Universal Orlando’s new parade collaboration with Macy’s looks like. Watch video of Mark Hamill joining fans for a ride aboard Star Tours at Disneyland. Are you ready to write poetry in the Na’vi […]

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Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix
Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K.: As the cavalcade of Hollywood sexual harassers and assaulters grows, at some point we have to confront the inevitable — Are they scorched earth, or should these people be considered candidates for redemption?

Bryan Cranston poked his head above the fray to suggest they might. “We shouldn’t close it off and say, ‘To hell with [them], rot, and go away from us for the rest of your life,'” he said in a BBC interview. “Let’s leave it open for the few who can make it through that gauntlet of trouble and who have reclaimed their life and their dignity and their respect for others. Maybe it’s possible.”

Comedian Bill Burr told a podcast audience said that C.K. — who admitted to masturbating in front of women without their consent after five accusers spoke to The New York Times — “was 100% wrong,
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