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Paramount Nudges ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ To Later Release Date

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Paramount Pictures is moving Sherlock Gnomes from its scheduled January 12 wide release date to March 23. The pic is a follow-up to 2011 animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet. Johnny Depp is voicing the title character, with other stars including James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Sherlock now goes up against Paramount's Action Point, Fox's animated Anubis, Lionsgate/Summit's Robin Hood, Fox Searchlight's animated Isle of Dogs and Fox's untitled Dwa/Blue Sky release. The January 12… »


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Which Festival Debuts In The South Of France Might Travel All The Way To Oscar? — Cannes

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Because of its early calendar spot in the awards game the Cannes Film Festival is not always the best gauge for predicting Oscar success, but many a major nominee has first appeared in Cannes even if its overall importance to the Oscars is nowhere near as key as Telluride, Venice and Toronto can be when they kick off the official awards season in early September. Only one Academy Award winner came out of Cannes last year and that was Iran’s The Salesman for Foreign… »

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Emma Booth Cast In Universal’s ‘Extinction’; Andy Buckley Horror Indie ‘All Light Will End’

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Australian actress Emma Booth is reuniting her Hounds of Love director Ben Young in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction, starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan. Good Universe and Mandeville Films are producing the film, which is slated for release January 26. It follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to… »


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Xyz Films Spotlights Undiscovered International Talent — Deadline Disruptors

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It’s been less than 10 years since plucky entrepreneurs and UCLA grads Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian co-founded Xyz Films at the ripe old age of 25, and since then, the three have built the integrated production and sales outfit into one of the premier destinations for undiscovered international talent. Based in Los Angeles, Xyz has demonstrated the gumption to look beyond its home turf in search of new voices, never shying away from local-language product… »


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The Horse’s Mouth 8: The Importance Of Feeling Important

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The Horse's Mouth is an ongoing feature with a collection of the more head-scratching comments and/or crazy conversations we've had with people in the industry that made us laugh. We thought we'd share them with you as we roll into Memorial Day weekend: Publicist: Can you capitalize his title in front of his name? Reporter: Why? Publicist: It makes him feel more important to have it capitalized. —————————————————————————————————————— Producer: I have no movies. I lost my… »


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Ava DuVernay’s Array Snags L.A. Film Fest Debuting ‘The House On Coco Road’

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Exclusive: If Ava DuVernay wasn't busy enough with Season 2 of Queen Sugar debuting next month and post-production on Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, the Oscar nominee is still keeping her hand in the indie world with Array's acquisition of The House on Coco Road. The sixteenth pick-up by the seven-year old DuVernay founded film collective, the Damani Baker helmed documentary examines the filmmaker's own family after they left Oakland, CA only to find themselves in the sights… »


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Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Lassos Top Directors’ Fortnight Prize – Cannes

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Chloe Zhao’s The Rider has taken the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section here at the Cannes Film Festival. Although the Fortnight is a non-competitive sidebar, partners of the Société des Réalisateurs Français, the French directors' guild that organizes the event, do attribute honors. This is a big win for Zhao who was also one of Deadline’s Ones to Watch this year. After 2015’s Songs My Brother Taught Me, it confirms her status as an up-and-comer to keep… »


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Croisette Queen Nicole Kidman On Coming To The Fest With Four Films & The Runaway Success Of ‘Big Little Lies’ — Cannes

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Nicole Kidman has been a household name for nearly 30 years now, but her star never seems to wane. Rocketing to fame in the '80s, she survived the spotlight of a high-profile celebrity marriage to Tom Cruise and emerged triumphant from trial by tabloid. While her peers, and some of her predecessors, chased box-office success in romcoms and franchises, Kidman went for the interesting role, starting in 1995 with Gus Van Sant's mordant black comedy To Die For. Since then… »


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Brexit Raises Specter Of Disruption In Entertainment — Deadline Disruptors

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It's been nearly a year since Britain made the shock decision to leave the European Union in a 52 percent to 48 percent public vote, a move that kicked off a major surge of anti-establishment and right-wing sentiment that rippled through much of the western world. After Prime Minister Theresa May began the process in March—by triggering Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty—the country now has just two years to negotiate the tangled divorce proceedings with the EU. And while… »


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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Has Samuel L. Jackson’s Back, Reluctantly

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“Twenty-seven times — that’s how many times he tried to kill me, 27,” Michael Bryce says of notorious hitman Darius Kinkaid. Then he remembers what just happened and corrects himself: “28!!” Here is the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds as a “protection agent” whose latest job is watching the back of his archnemesis (Samuel L. Jackson). “This man has killed more than 150 people,” Bryce says as he waves goodbye to a group of nuns who just… »


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Manchester Attack Updates: Netflix Cancels London Screenings; Kiss & WWE Cancel Manchester Arena Gigs

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Update: Rock band Kiss has cancelled its show at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday May 30 in the wake of Monday's terror attack at the venue. The arena is still closed due to events, which has forced the band to cancel the performance. "We are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester," said the band in a statement. "We sadly will not be able to play Manchester Arena on the 30th May. We have always looked forward to these shows and our… »


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A24 Buys Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’: Cannes

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A24 has acquired North American distribution rights to The Florida Project, the Sean Baker-directed drama that premiered in Director’s Fortnight. A24 won the bidding over Amazon, Bleecker and Neon. Every buyer from a major prestige distributor was there, and left quickly to mobilize. Baker, who helmed Tangerine, wrote the script with Chris Bergoch, and they focused on three children whose parents lived in roughshod hotels near the opulent Magic Kingdom in Orlando… »


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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Says Ahoy To $34.5M In Offshore Start – International Box Office

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Disney’s return to the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow is off to a No. 1 start in all offshore markets. Through yesterday, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has reeled in $34.5M at the international box office. With domestic previews, that brings the global total to $40M as we head into the weekend. Early estimates out of China, a key swing on how this Johnny Depp-starrer fares abroad, indicate an opening day today of $20M+ (that includes… »


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Isabelle Huppert & Michael Haneke On Their ‘Happy End’ – Cannes Studio

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Teaming for the fourth time, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and Oscar winner Michael Haneke are back at the Cannes Film Festival where it all started. That was back in 2001 with The Piano Teacher, for which Haneke took the Grand Jury Prize and Huppert Best Actress. This year, their Happy End is in Competition, and were it to win the Palme d’Or, would make Haneke the only filmmaker ever to score three of those trophies. He last won in 2012 for Amour (in which Huppert… »


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Deadheads High On ‘Long Strange Trip’; Teresa Palmer Stars in ‘Berlin Syndrome’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

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Ahead of a Memorial Day weekend likely to be dominated by the latest Pirates Of the Caribbean, there are a limited number of Specialties rolling out over the holiday weekend. Deadheads will be lining up for Abramorama's Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead, opening in New York and L.A. in addition to some event screenings. The feature, directed by Amir Bar-Lev, is nearly four hours, but will be showing on two screens at each of its regular theatrical… »


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Oscilloscope Lights Fuse On Fireforks Docu ‘Brimstone & Glory’ — Cannes

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Oscilloscope Laboratories has made a safe and sane pickup at Cannes, lighting up North American rights to the fireworks documentary Brimstone & Glory. The distributor plans a 2017 theatrical burst.

The details of director Viktor Jakovleski’s film: The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for 10 days… »


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‘Baywatch’ Catches Estimated $4.5M Surf, ‘Pirates’ Previews To Come — Box Office Friday AM

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Paramount PicturesBaywatch‘s first day on the beach earned an estimated $4.5M (which includes $1.25M from Wednesday’s previews), according to two industry estimates, as the Memorial Day weekend goes full swing tonight.

The R-rated feature based on the TV show which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron, is now in 3,647 theaters. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales took to the sea last night at 7 Pm in previews before it sets sail in 4,276… »


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Cohen Media Closing In On Michel Hazanavicius’ Godard Film ‘Redoubtable:’ Cannes

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Update: That didn’t take long. Cohen Media Group has closed the deal on Redoubtable. I’m attaching the whole press release on the bottom of this morning’s break.

Exclusive, 6:32 AM PST: The Cannes distribution deals are still coming. I hear that Cohen Media Group is nearing a domestic distribution deal for Redoubtable. That’s the Cannes premiere film by The Artist helmer Michel Hazanavicius-directed drama that stars Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, and Berenice Bejo. Florence… »


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Lionsgate Takes U.S. Rights To Aardman & Studiocanal Animated Comedy ‘Early Man’

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Lionsgate has taken U.S. rights to Aardman and Studiocanal's animated comedy adventure Early Man. The film, which features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams, will be released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label on February 16, 2018, following Studiocanal's European release. Lionsgate will also represent licensing and merchandising for the film in the territory. Lionsgate previously released Aardman/Studiocanal's Oscar-nominated pic Shau… »


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Eugene Jarecki On His Journey Through The ‘Promised Land’ – Cannes Studio

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When it comes to making a documentary about a road trip, it helps to already be on one. That’s what happened to Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who while touring America with his criminal justice doc, The House I Live In, was moved by those he spoke with about “how the American Dream lost its luster.” Jarecki drove on, and it just so happened the path he cut was when the 2016 presidential election was going on.  He learned that those in… »


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