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Wme Signs ‘Five Fingers Of Versailles’ Helmers Michael Matthews & Sean Drummond

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Exclusive: Hot off the Toronto debut of their first feature Five Fingers of Versailles, directors Michael Matthews & Sean Drummond have signed with Wme. The filmmakers, who have operated their production banner from Cape Town for the past 12 years and first made noise in Hollywood with the short Apocalypse Now Now, were hotly pursued. They wrote and directed Five Fingers of Versailles, and produced through their Be Phat Motel Film Company banner. The Western-style… »


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Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Ride Again On Teddy Roosevelt Pic At Paramount

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Exclusive: Roosevelt, a drama about Teddy Roosevelt, has been set at Paramount as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese directing. Scott Bloom has been set to write the drama, and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner, along with Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco also producing. Appian set the film at Paramount through its first look deal with the studio. Roosevelt had an… »


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‘A Country Of Strangers,’ Black List Script To Be Produced By Phoenix Pictures

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Exclusive: It was one of the hottest scripts on the Black List a few years ago based on one of the most intriguing crimes in Australia over the last 50 years, and it just found a home with Phoenix Pictures Chairman/CEO Mike Medavoy. The company will produce A Country of Strangers from screenwriter Sean Armstrong about detective Geoff Harper's 40-year investigation into the disappearance of three small children from an Australian beach. In January 1966, three children… »


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Rosa Parks Movie Focused On Her Early Activism In Works From Director Julie Dash & Invisible Pictures

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Exclusive: Helmer Julie Dash has signed on to direct an upcoming biopic on Rosa Parks, which will center on the decade before her seminal moment on a Montgomery bus, when Parks, already an activist of her time, sought justice for 24-year-old wife and mother Recy Taylor, who was brutally gang-raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. The project hails from Invisible Pictures with Audrey Rosenberg (I Am Not Your Negro) and Jess Jacobs producing for the company along with… »


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Phil Lord & Christopher Miller To Direct ‘Martian’ Author Andy Weir’s New Novel ‘Artemis’

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Exclusive: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller have signed on to develop to direct Artemis, the novel by The Martian author Andy Weir that Fox and New Regency acquired in a splashy deal in May. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce through Genre Films and Steve Asbell is overseeing for the studio. The book will be published November 17 by Crown, and Lord & Miller will work with the studio to set a writer to turn Weir’s latest sci-fi entry into a script. This is a big… »


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Universal’s ‘House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Adds Colleen Camp

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Colleen Camp has joined Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in the Eli Roth-directed adaptation of John Bellairs' fantasy book series A House With A Clock In Its Walls from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Owen Vacarro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic also have joined the cast of the pic. Universal today scheduled it for a September 2018 release. Written by Eric Kripke, the story follows a recently orphaned 10-year-old… »


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‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta As The ‘Teflon Don’ Who Showed The World Who’s Boss

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This life of ours is a wonderful life — if you can get away with it.” So says John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti in the new film about his tumultuous life. Gotti follows the mobster from humble beginnings on the the streets of New York City through his rise to become the "Teflon Don" of the Gambino crime family. Watch the trailer above. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), the R-rated crime thriller examines Gotti's… »


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Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander Join Freddie Mercury Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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Aidan Gillen and Tom Hollander have joined the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Freddy Mercury biopic being directed by Bryan Singer. Gillen will play John Reid, Queen’s manager from 1975 to 1978 while Hollander will play Jim Beach who took over as manager from Reid in 1978 and stayed on for years. Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Production is already underway for a slated Christmas Day 2018 release from 20th Century Fox, New Regency and… »


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Barry Dennen Dies: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’s Pilate And Barbra Streisand Mentor Was 79

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Barry Dennen, who played Pontius Pilate in the original stage and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and earlier played a key role in Barbra Streisand’s emergence from cabaret unknown to superstar diva, died Tuesday morning in Burbank, where he was in hospice care. He was 79. Dennen had suffered a brain injury after a fall at home in June, according to Lucy Chase Williams, a close friend who confirmed the death to Deadline. An actor, singer and voice artist, Dennen’s… »


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Chloe Castellón & Ridgeway Wilson Set To Adapt Universal’s ‘City Of Saints & Thieves’, Melina Matsoukas Directing

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Exclusive: Universal Pictures has tapped scribes Chloe Castellón and Ridgeway Wilson to adapt the screenplay for the upcoming film City of Saints & Thieves, based on Natalie C. Anderson’s debut novel. Insecure‘s chief director and exec producer Melina Matsoukas is officially attached to direct the feature, which has Will Packer's Will Packer Productions and Kerry Washington's Simpson Street on board as producers. The story centers on the protagonist Tina, a girl who has… »


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Oscars: Italy Enters Scorsese-Shepherded ‘A Ciambra’ In Foreign Language Race

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With the deadline for submissions to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race fast approaching, Italy — the winningest country in the history of the category — has set Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra as its entry this year. IFC's Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to the Cannes Directors' Fortnight drama last May in what was the first sale for a film to be boosted by the emerging filmmakers fund spearheaded by Martin Scorsese, his Sikelia producing partner Emma… »


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Emily Mortimer To Star Opposite Gary Oldman In Supernatural Thriller ‘Mary’

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Exclusive: Emily Mortimer will star opposite Gary Oldman in Mary,  the supernatural thriller from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and eOne. It will be directed by Michael Goi (American Horror Story) and is in production now in Alabama, shooting from a script by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows). Mortimer will portray Oldman’s wife in the story about a couple facing financial struggles who buy an old ship at auction with the hope of starting a charter business, only to discover… »


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Austin Film Festival: ‘Chappaquiddick,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘The Darkest Hour’ Round Out Lineup

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The Austin Film Festival has announced the Ted Kennedy drama Chappaquiddick as their closing night film and has added the Armie Hammer romance Call Me By Your Name, Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the WWII drama The Darkest Hour and The Upside starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to the lineup. Now in its 24th year, the festival, which recognizing the writers' contributions to film, television, and new media, takes place October 26-November… »


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AMC Buys Into Vr, Investing $20 Million In Dreamscape Theatrical Rollout

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Exhibition giant AMC Entertainment is investing $20 million in Dreamscape Immersive, a Vr startup backed by a range of Hollywood A-listers. AMC is putting $10 million toward a Series B investment round and another $10 million toward Vr content. The company will also help underwrite, open and operate up to six theatrical locations in North America and the U.K. over the next 18 months. Mall developer Westfield, an investor in Dreamscape, plans to open a flagship location at… »

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CAA Stake Acquired By Singapore’s Temasek

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Temasek, the sovereign wealth fund out of Singapore, has made a strategic investment in CAA. The partners said this morning that the capital will be used to further the expanding Hollywood agency’s growth, including through acquisitions. The news follows an investment by China’s Cmc last April which paved the way for the formation of CAA China. Tpg Capital will remain CAA’s majority shareholder; financial details of the Temasek tie-up were not disclosed. Temasek has a net… »

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‘Avatar’ Starts Production Today On Four Consecutive Sequels At Over $1 Billion Budget

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It has been long in the planning, but James Cameron officially began production today in Manhattan Beach on the four Avatar sequels he is shooting in succession. No one is saying when Cameron will complete the unprecedented feat of shooting a quartet of blockbuster-budget 3D films in sequence. It is not only unprecedented in number — Peter Jackson shot three of The Lord of the Rings installments together — it also will be the most expensive shoot of its kind, at an… »


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Julianne Hough To Play First Lady Of Fitness Betty Weider In George Gallo’s ‘Bigger’

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Exclusive: Julianne Hough is set to portray female fitness pioneer Betty Weider in George Gallo’s upcoming feature Bigger.  A pin-up model who became a leading role model for women in diet and fitness, Betty Weider was the wife of Joe Weider, and together they co founded Shape magazine, which remains the most successful women’s health and fitness publication today. Bigger tells the story of the Weider brothers, who rose from poverty to create the Mr. Olympia competition… »


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Bart & Fleming: How Donald Trump’s Football Fumbles Killed Usfl; Why The Movie Star Is Dying; Studio Marketing Moves

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Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. Fleming: Could President Trump really be this tone deaf? After antagonizing the paranoid Sony-hacking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he starts the battle that shook up football Sunday throughout the National Football League. It's hard to imagine the president could be this blissfully… »


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China Axes Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’ Release: The Possible Political Motives

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Respected Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang’s Youth, a coming-of-age drama about young people making peace with the past, was due for release in the Middle Kingdom this weekend, in time for the lucrative National Day holiday. The movie recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival, but on Sunday it emerged that its China theatrical run had been nixed, for now, as a result of "discussions with the film administration bureau and other relevant parties," according to a… »

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Sharon Stone Signs With CAA

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Sharon Stone, the Oscar-nominated actress who is next up on the big screen in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. A24 releases Disaster Artist on December 1. Stone is also starring in Steven Soderbergh’s experimental HBO movie Mosaic, which is eyeing a 2018 bow. Stone of course rose to international fame with 1992’s Basic Instinct, which earned her the first of her four Golden Globe nominations. She won the Globe and… »


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