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Doug Liman Exits ‘Justice League Dark’ Movie

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Doug Liman has backed out of directing Warner Bros’ Justice League Dark, the film that was to be a cog in the studio’s DC Universe of movies. The move is not surprising, as Liman’s schedule is officially tied up for the time being: As we reported, Lionsgate is moving forward with the Daisy Ridley-Tom Holland movie Chaos Walking based on Patrick Ness’ Ya novel, with a franchise play being eyed and Liman at the helm. It is now in preproduction and is currently on offer at… »


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Tom Cruise Says ‘Top Gun 2’ Will Be Filming “In The Next Year”

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Tom Cruise told the a morning talk show in London today that the long-rumored Top Gun 2 will be heading to the cameras sometime “in the next year.” That admission comes a little over a year after Jerry Bruckheimer and the actor met on the Louisiana set of his JackReacher: Never Go Back to discuss plotline and fitting it into his schedule. In fact, Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted about it in January 2016 saying they were together to “discuss a little Top Gun.” They were, in… »


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Sony Pegs Release Dates For ‘The Nightingale’ And ‘Charlie’s Angels’

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Sony has slotted in TriStar Pictures' The NightingaleColumbia Pictures’ Charlie’s Angels and an untitled animated franchise pic to its release schedule. First up is The Nightingale, based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah about two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II. The picture, directed by Michelle MacLaren, will be released August 10, 2018, as ounterprogramming to Universal’s Scarface, Warner Bros.’ Meg and Paramount’s animated hopeful A… »


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Bona Film Group Stakes $80M On Roland Emmerich/Mark Gordon WWII Battle Pic ‘Midway:’ Cannes

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Exclusive: In the biggest deal made at this Cannes Film Festival, Bona Film Group has closed a deal near $80 million to lead the investment on director Roland Emmerich's next feature Midway, based on the seminal WWII battle, for The Mark Gordon Company. The Chinese company has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding the U.S., and Bona will release the film in China. Wes Tooke wrote the script, and Bona's Yu Dong will produce with Emmerich, Mgc's Mark Gordon and… »


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Film Allman Loses Case Against New York Marine Insurer: “No New Info From FBI”

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Film Allman has lost big in a ruling concerning insurer New York Marine who had settled with the family of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed on the set after Randall Miller put his crew on live train tracks. Film Allman, last month, filed a motion saying that the FBI was investigating whether Miller’s civil rights had been violated and whether he had been properly incarcerated — a move that was seen as a desperate attempt to positively affect the… »


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Youth Revolution On The Croisette As Screen Kids Take Over Cannes

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There is a youth surge going on in Cannes and it is all up on the screen. I have been to many of these Cannes fests, but I can’t remember one that featured so many outstanding performances from the under-21 set, and most of them are in movies their age group are not even old enough to see. I was reminded of this Monday as I saw a doubleheader of two very fine films: Yorgos Lanthimos’ chilling thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer in the main competition and then Sean… »


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Damien Chazelle Finds The “Fertile Terrain” Of An Industry In Upheaval – Deadline Disruptors

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Damien Chazelle has never been one to take the path of least resistance. That was certainly the case when he was mounting La La Land, his ode to the musical's golden age. At every turn he was told that a project like that, on the scale he wanted, would be an impossible sell. And yet he persevered, delivering to the fall festivals a movie that captured the hearts of all who saw it. He was the youngest-ever winner of the Best Director Oscar in February when, at just 32, he… »


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Lukas Haas Cast In Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’

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Exclusive: Lukas Haas has signed on for Steve McQueen’s forthcoming bank heist thriller Widows from New Regency and 20th Century Fox. He joins the admirable roster of actors that includes Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. The film, written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters November 16, 2018. Based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to… »


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California’s Tax Incentives Losing Battle For Blockbusters

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Only three of the 100 top-grossing films of 2016 were shot in California with state tax incentives, according to a new report from FilmL.A. It's another reminder that the state's program isn't doing much to capture big-budget blockbusters, which generally produce the most jobs and generate the greatest economic impact – the two main goals of the $330 million-a-year program. As the report released today makes clear, California's incentive program just isn't set up to… »

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La Film Festival Adds ‘The Beguiled’, ‘Annabelle: Creation’ & More Screenings

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The La Film Festival will host the gala screening of New Line Cinema's horror film Annabelle: Creation which takes place this year June 14th through the 22nd at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood and ArcLight Santa Monica and other theaters. The latest Annabelle was directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson. Also getting their world premieres at the festival will be Kyra… »


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Anne Hathaway Boards Untitled Romantic Comedy From STXfilms

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Exclusive: Anne Hathaway has boarded an untitled contemporary romantic comedy being developed at STXfilms from screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Hathaway will star in and produce the project about dating in the 21st century when technology has overtaken — well, pretty much everything. The company had been looking for a project for the actress for some time. Kohn and Silverstein previously scripted How to Be Single, The Vow and He's Just Not That Into You. The… »


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Roger Moore: A Career In Pictures

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For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British superspy starting with the 1973 stone classic Live and Let Die. The Man with the Golden Gun arrived the next year, followed by the debut of steel-toothed minion Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, Space Shuttle romp Moonraker — “Take me around the world one more time,” Dr. Holly Goodhead cooed — For Your Ey… »


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‘Gilbert’ Gottfried’s Tribeca Docu Lands At Gravitas; Mubi Nabs Bruce McDonald’s Drama ‘Weirdos’

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Gravitas Ventures  has acquired North American rights to Gilbert, the Neil Berkeley-directed documentary about zany comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The film, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, will have its theatrical release with Submarine Deluxe in September followed by a digital and DVD rollout. Gilbert, who came into fame in the 1980s, is known for his brash personality, unique vocal tone, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic… »


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Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Ax Nea & Public Broadcasting

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President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget released today would cut federal spending by $4.5 trillion over the next 10 years and do so by drastically slashing or eliminating social programs like Medicaid and food stamps, student aid and Planned Parenthood. It also proposes scrapping the National Endowment for the Arts and eventually the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund PBS and National Public Radio. The plan for Fy 2018, which begins… »


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Ericson Core To Direct ‘The Translator’ About Darfur Genocide For Zero Gravity

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Exclusive: There has been mass slaughter going on in the Western Sudan for years and outside of George Clooney using his celebrity (with his Dad) to draw attention to the atrocities, not much has been done in Hollywood. Now, a film is being made about the genocide based on an international bestselling book from Daoud Hari entitled The Translator. Ericson Core, who established himself as the cinematographer of The Fast and the Furious and then directed Disney’s Invincible… »


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Toni Collette Options Graeme Simsion Novel ‘The Best of Adam Sharp’ For Her Vocab Films

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Exclusive: Toni Collette has just optioned the novel The Best of Adam Sharp from hot author Graeme Simsion who also penned The Rosie Project set up over at Tri-Star. Adam Sharp, which is kind of a High Fidelity for 40-somethings, is one of the first that Collette has brought to her newly formed production company Vocab Films. Her producing partner is Jen Turner. The Best of Adam Sharp (published via St. Martin’s Press) is about a man (Adam) on the cusp of fifty who is… »


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Broad Green To Release ‘The Good Catholic’ In Select Theaters

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Broad Green Pictures is releasing the first feature film from three year-old Indiana-based production company Pigasus Pictures with The Good Catholic. The romantic comedy will bow on September 8 in select theaters at the same time it his VOD. The Good Catholic, from writer/director Paul Shoulberg's follows a priest who suffers a crisis of faith when he falls for a young woman and is inspired on a true story — that of Shoulberg’s own family. His father, Donald (who has… »


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Barbet Schroeder On His Trilogy Of Evil & Being “Profoundly Scared” In Trump Era – Cannes Studio

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Oscar-nominated Reversal Of Fortune director Barbet Schroeder has sort of completed his “Trilogy of Evil” documentary series with The Venerable W. The Official Selection title here in Cannes is a look at Burma’s Venerable Wirathu, a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk whose Islamophobia and hate speech have led to violence and destruction. But Schroeder, whose narrative films include Single White Female, Kiss Of Death, Murder By Numbers and Barfly, says he’s… »


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Bob Shaye On Helming Return ‘Ambition’ & Festival Stunts Of Yore – Cannes Studio

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Former New Line Cinema co-chief Bob Shaye recently took a two-year break from the Cannes Film Festival, but is back in town this year to tubthump his latest directing project, Ambition. The story, Shaye tells me in the video above, is about a young woman “who is extremely ambitious as a musician and she gets herself into really, really big trouble and then there's a twist in the end.” Shaye and his Unique Features partner Michael Lynne are producing the previously-titled G… »


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Hasbro, Dmg Launching Virtual Reality ‘Transformers’ Centers In Shanghai

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In collaboration with Hasbro, Dan Mintz's Dmg Entertainment is launching immersive and interactive Transformers digital simulation experience centers first in Shanghai and then expanding to other Chinese cities over a five-year span. The last movie in the franchise — Transformers: Age Of Extinction is now the No. 3 import of all time in the Middle Kingdom so they are rolling it out in a country that has fully embraced the series of Paramount Pictures’ films. For Dmg, they… »


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