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‘Dora The Explorer’ Live-Action Pic In The Works At Paramount Players With Nick Stoller, Platinum Dunes

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Deadline has confirmed that a Dora the Explorer live action movie is in the works at Paramount Players for a 2019 release. The label at the studio is devoted to producing films derived from the Viacom flagship brands, including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Micheal Bay’s Platinum Dunes label and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing with Neighbors and Storks director Nick Stoller working on the script. Dora the Explorer will center around Dora… »


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‘Venom’: First Photo From ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Starring Tom Hardy Hits The Web

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The first photo from the highly-anticipated solo movie Venom has hit the internet — or should I say inter-web? The brand new Venom movie Twitter account posted their first photo with the caption, “Day 1.” Tom Hardy, who stars as the titular supervillain, can be seen clearly in the pic. Considering it’s the first official photo from the production, not much can be gathered from the photo besides the fact that we now have official proof that Hardy is involved. Other than… »


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Bill O’Reilly Blasts Megyn Kelly, Nyt For Trying To Link Him “With Harvey Weinstein”

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Updated with Eric Bolling response, Bill O’Reilly apology: Former Fox News host Eric Bolling has issued a statement telling Bill O’Reilly to knock off his “beyond inappropriate” talk about his son. In a statement, sent first to New York Times, Bolling said: “I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling. Just as Bill O'Reilly had wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor… »


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Drew Goddard To Write & Produce Fox’s ‘Nevermoor’ Movie

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20th Century Fox favorite Drew Goddard has been attached to write and produce Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, the film based on the upcoming Jessica Townsend Ya book that the studio acquired last year. The plot centers on Crow, a girl born on the unlucky day of Eventide, who's fated to die at midnight on her 11th birthday. She is spared when rescued by a mysterious stranger, Jupiter North, who whisks her away to a secret city called Nevermoor. Jupiter owns the… »


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Brian Dennehy, J.K. Simmons & More Board Larry Clarke’s ‘Life Support’ – Afm

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Brian Dennehy and J.K. Simmons have joined the cast of Larry Clarke’s feature directorial debut Life Support, which is currently shooting around Los Angeles.  Taylor & Dodge is handling foreign, and will be selling the film at Afm from Nov. 1-8. Conduit will be handling domestic. Also joining Dennehy and Simmons is Lesley Ann WarrenTom Arnold, David KoechnerMo Gaffney (Absolutely Fabulous, The Mick) as well as Mike O'Malley (Sully, Glee), Julie Ann Emery (AMC's Preache… »


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Dan Gilroy’s ‘Roman J Israel,’ Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ Heads To Austin As Centerpiece Festival Films

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Exclusive: Two late entries are on their way to the Austin Film Festival: Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel which stars Denzel Washington and Netflix’s Mudbound from Dee Rees. Gilroy will be on hand at the festival after the film this coming Sunday. Both are getting the Centerpiece selections this weekend. Roman J. Israel, Esq. stars Denzel Washington as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that… »


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‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp To Star In ‘Abe’ From Director Fernando Grostein Andrade

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Exclusive: Noah Schnapp, of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has been tapped for the title role in Abe, an indie drama that tells the story of Abraham, a 12-year-old boy who loves to cook. Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade (Wandering Heart, Quebrando o Tabu) is attached to direct the film, which is shooting in New York. Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) co-star. Spray Filmes and Gullan are producing the pic while Fj Productions (Like… »


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‘The Commuter’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Has A Ticket To Ride In Hitchcockian Train Thriller

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In the new trailer for the Jaume Collet-Serra-directed thriller The CommuterLiam Neeson, once again, makes use of his special set of skills to get out of a life-or-death situation — and this time it’s on a train! This marks a second in-transit thriller collaboration between Neeson and Collet-Serra. The two previously worked on Non-Stop together. Tinged with Hitchcockian panache and Speed-like thrills, the new trailer for the Lionsgate pic dives deeper into the story as… »


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‘The Foreigner’ Producer Jamie Marshall To Direct Dark Comedy ‘Gunmetal Rose’

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Exclusive: Jamie Marshall is returning to the director’s chair for a second time with the dark comedy Gunmetal Rose.  InnoVate Productions and 4th & 1 Films, in association with Benetone Films are producing. Marshall has worked on a slew of blockbuster titles as a second unit director and assistant director including Mission: Impossible III, Rush Hour 2, Olympus Has Fallen and he’s served in a variety of producing capacities as well. Upcoming for Marshall as executive… »


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‘Paddington 2’ Producer David Heyman Sets Record Straight On Sequel & The Weinstein Co

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Exclusive: In the wake of the mountain of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, there has been some confusion regarding the North American distribution fate of Paddington 2. This is the sequel to Heyday Films' and Studiocanal's 2014 family smash, on which The Weinstein Co has North American distribution rights. Deadline asked producer David Heyman to set the record straight. While he was uncomfortable speaking about business in the face of… »


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Echo Bridge Scores Timely Evan Peters Movie ‘The Pirates Of Somalia’ For December Bow

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Exclusive: Echo Bridge has acquired U.S. rights to director Bryan Buckley’s The Pirates of Somalia (formerly known as Dabka). The film, which bowed this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival, examines what led up to the hostage saga depicted in Captain Phillips. The film stars American Horror Story's Evan Peters along with Oscar nominees Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith and Al Pacino. The plan is release it in 10 markets nationwide day-and-date December 8. Rights include… »


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‘What Haunts Us’ Documentary Director On Sexual Predators: “We Can Stop This From Happening”

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Exclusive: A documentary just starting to make the festival rounds right now from executive producers Frank Marshall (Sully) and Matt Tolmach (Amazing Spider-Man 1&2, Jumanji remake) and directed and produced by Paige Goldberg Tolmach has gotten some attention given its subject matter in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. What Haunts Us delves into a sexual predator — a beloved teacher and coach — who preyed upon boys in a high school in Charleston, Sc. Six… »


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Weinstein Company Hit With Subpoena From NY Ag Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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Crippled by sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company today finds itself facing a deep dive into its internal affairs by New York State's Attorney General over potential civil rights violations. "No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear," Eric Schneiderman said Monday after sending a subpoena to the now Bob Weinstein-run company over settlements… »


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Regal Plans 2018 Launch For 28-Page, Augmented-Reality Program Moviebill

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As ShowEast gets under way today in Miami, one company is lifting the curtain on an exhibition product that is both high-tech and old-school: a 28-page augmented-reality program to be handed out free to ticket buyers. Moviebill will offer an array of activations and digital content via smartphone, but its physical manifestation will launch in 2018 at Regal Entertainment Group theatres. A custom visual recognition scanner, built directly into the Regal Cinemas app, will… »

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Anonymous Content Makes Long-Term First-Look With Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Productions

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Exclusive: Michael Sugar, longtime manager-producer at Anonymous Content, has formed Sugar23, a producing shingle that launches with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. The deal allows for Sugar’s growing producing ambitions while keeping him in the AC fold. Sugar, the Oscar-winning producer of Spotlight and whose credits include The Knick, The Oa, the upcoming Maniac and One Day She'll Darken, will continue to manage his clients through the Anonymous… »


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New Regency Sets Multi-Year Deal With Oscar-Winning Director Steve McQueen

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Exclusive: New Regency has signed a multi-year overall deal with Steve McQueen. The Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave director will develop feature films to be produced and financed by New Regency. The deal extends a relationship with the director/writer/producer, who followed the New Regency-backed Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave with Widows. McQueen is shooting that film now with Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriquez and Cynthia Erivo starring alongside… »


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Orion Pictures Names Kevin Shelby To Marketing/Distribution Ranks

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Orion Pictures has hired Kevin Shelby as Senior VP, Marketing and Distribution to oversee the day-to-day management of the division’s operations. This comes after Kevin Wilson was hired as Executive VP, Distribution earlier this month. Both report to John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. Shelby most recently served as Senior VP, Marketing at Bh Tilt where he oversaw the planning, development and execution of marketing, distribution and advertising for such theatrical… »


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Julia Roberts And Lucas Hedges Team For Black Bear & 30West-Backed ‘Ben Is Back’

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Exclusive: Julia Roberts and Manchester By the Sea Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges are set to star in Ben Is Back. The drama is scripted and will be directed by Peter Hedges, the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape novelist-screenwriter, About a Boy scribe and Pieces of April and Dan In Real Life director who is the father of Lucas. The drama follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother… »


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1stAveMachine Launches New Talent Management Division

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Exclusive: Commercial production company 1stAveMachine is launching a talent management division on its way to expand its content production business. The company, co-founded by Serge Patzak, will rep talent in film and TV, branded, social, Vr and digital entertainment. Overseeing the management division will be Ross Siegel who previously worked at MGM and Maker Studios. He takes on the role of head of management and development. "With 1stAveMachine Management, we want to… »


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Matt Damon & George Clooney Tell ‘Gma’ They Knew Harvey Weinstein Was An “A**hole” But Not A Sexual Predator

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Updated with video: “You only had to spend five minutes with Harvey Weinstein to know he was a bully; he was intimidating,” Matt Damon told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America this morning. “That was his legend; that was his whole M.O.: Could you survive a meeting with Harvey?” Damon said, seated next to George Clooney, in what was supposed to be a plug for their new ’50s-set crime dramedy Suburbicon. But, both men having been a big part of Weinstein’s world, they… »


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