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Film News Roundup: Kristen Stewart Rom-Com ‘Happiest Season’ Backed by Entertainment One

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Film News Roundup: Kristen Stewart Rom-Com ‘Happiest Season’ Backed by Entertainment One
In today’s film news roundup, Kristen Stewart’s “Happiest Season” gets backed, Sarah Hyland’s “The Wedding Season” is sold, “Apollo 11 – The Immersive Live Show” has a new cast and “Sleeping in Plastic” goes up for sale.

Rom-com Backing

Entertainment One will co-finance TriStar’s holiday-themed romantic comedy “Happiest Season,” starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis.

The rom-com centers on a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner has not yet come out to her conservative parents.

TriStar has set a U.S. release date of Nov. 20, 2020. EOne will handle distribution for the United Kingdom and Canada with TriStar Pictures distributing in all other territories.

Happiest Season” is scheduled to begin production in January with Clea DuVall directing from a script she wrote with Mary Holland.

Acquisition

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has
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‘The Wedding Year’, Starring ‘Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Picked Up By Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has obtained the U.S. theatrical distribution rights to The Wedding Year, a romantic comedy led by Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, who also serves as an executive producer, and Tyler James Williams. Lakeshore Entertainment acquired the spec script written by television writer/producer Donald Diego and produced the film, which will open in the fall of this year.

Legally Blonde helmer Robert Luketic directed the pic. It tells the story of Mara Hickey (Hyland), an La photographer who has vowed never to get married. So, when she and her new ready-to-settle-down boyfriend (Williams) are invited to fifteen weddings in the same year, the pressure is on Mara to make some big decisions.

Rounding out the cast are Keith David, Patrick Warburton, Tom Connolly, Grace Helbig, Wanda Sykes, Jenna Dewan, Anna Camp, and Fred Grandy.

Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi, Marc Reid, and Mark Korshak are producers.
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Sarah Hyland Rom-Com ‘The Wedding Year’ Acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Sarah Hyland Rom-Com ‘The Wedding Year’ Acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has acquired the domestic rights to “The Wedding Year,” a romantic comedy starring “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland and “Dear White People” star Tyler James Williams, the studio announced Wednesday.

Esmp will release the film in the U.S. later this fall.

Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde”) directs the rom-com about Mara Hickey (Hyland), an L.A. photographer who has vowed never to get married. But when she and her new ready-to-settle-down boyfriend (Williams) are invited to 15 weddings in the same year, the pressure is on Mara to make some big decisions.

Also Read: Sarah Hyland Explains Why She Shared 'Modern Family' Spoiler

Keith David, Patrick Warburton, Tom Connolly, Grace Helbig, Wanda Sykes, Jenna Dewan, Anna Camp and Fred Grandy co-star. Donald Diego wrote the screenplay.

Esmp acquired the film from Lakeshore Entertainment, which first picked up the spec script from Diego, who is
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Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning Among Those Joining Olivia Munn in ‘The Gateway’ (Exclusive)

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Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning Among Those Joining Olivia Munn in ‘The Gateway’ (Exclusive)
Frank Grillo, Keith David, Taryn Manning and Mark Boone Junior have joined the ensemble cast of “The Gateway.”

They join Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern and Zach Avery with Michele Civetta directing. Andrew Levitas is producing under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel.

The pic follows Parker, a downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, assigned to oversee care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia, in this neo-noir thriller.

Grillo is fresh off the success of the acclaimed Netflix documentary series “Fight World,” an inside look at fight culture all over the globe that he produced and starred in as well as the brawl-thriller “Donnybrook” with Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley that opened the Toronto Film Festival. He has a slew of projects set to bow in 2019, starting with the Netflix project “Point Blank” followed by the thriller “Boss Level” opposite Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts,
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Trailers of the Week: ‘Gemini Man,’ ’21 Bridges,’ ‘Deadwood’

Trailers of the Week: ‘Gemini Man,’ ’21 Bridges,’ ‘Deadwood’
It was a fairly light week for trailers (maybe Avengers: Endgame is scaring the competition so badly that other studios are afraid to even put out their previews of coming attractions?) but we’ve still got a few, from the much anticipated Deadwood movie to a gritty cop thriller starring Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman — and our first look at the Will Smith-vs.-Will Smith action movie Gemini Man. Check ’em out.

Catch-22

“That’s some catch, that Catch-22 …” “It’s the best there is.” The official trailer for
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Chadwick Boseman and the Russo Brothers Reunite For Intense Crime Thriller 21 Bridges

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Chadwick Boseman and the Russo Brothers Reunite For Intense Crime Thriller 21 Bridges
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is putting down the vibranium suit to go blue and tackle a new enemy: two cop killers evading arrest after nabbing over 300 kilos of cocaine. 21 Bridges follows disgraced Detective Andre Davis (Boseman), who sees his former NYPD officer father in every murdered cop and is known as "the guy who kills cop killers."

It's not a nickname you would want in your school yearbook, but it's one that gets Andre called in to deal with a robbery gone wrong that leaves eight officers dead. Andre orders a city-wide manhunt that involves a shutdown of all the exits and entrances to Manhattan (even the rivers and tunnels) and for all officers to "flood the city with blue" to catch the suspects before they flee the city.

21 Bridges - which also stars Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller (with an interesting New York accent), Keith David, and
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Trailer: ’21 Bridges’ With Chadwick Boseman

The first trailer for 21 Bridges, a new feature starring Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and produced by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, has landed online.

The 21 Bridges of the title refers to the number of bridges out of New York’s Manhattan. The film has quite the supporting cast too; J. K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James, and Keith David.

Official synopsis: Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) stars in 21 Bridges. An embattled NYPD detective (Boseman), is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 Bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. 21 Bridges is
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21 Bridges Trailer Reunites Chadwick Boseman and the Russo Brothers

Stx has released the first trailer for 21 Bridges. This is a movie that may not be on a lot of people's radar just yet, but it will be. It features Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in the lead role reuniting him with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who serve as producers in what looks like an action-packed cop thriller. What's not to like? Especially considering the first trailer sets up a movie that looks like it could be extremely entertaining.

The trailer kicks off with a big, emotional beat right off the bat that helps set up the Chadwick Boseman character and his motivations. We then get to the meat of the whole thing after a very deadly crime goes south. It's then up to Boseman to stop these criminals and he comes up with a rather bold play to keep them from escaping; literally close down
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Watch Chadwick Boseman Chase Down Cop Killers in ’21 Bridges’ Trailer

Watch Chadwick Boseman Chase Down Cop Killers in ’21 Bridges’ Trailer
Chadwick Boseman embarks on a city-wide manhunt for a pair of murderous thieves in the gritty new trailer for 21 Bridges.

In the film, Boseman plays a NYPD detective who has always taken umbrage with cop killers after his own father, a police officer, was gunned down. After a drug heist leaves eight cops dead, Boseman’s character is brought in to solve the case, prompting him to take the drastic measure of completely shutting down the island of Manhattan for the night in order to find the killers.

The
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Chadwick Boseman and the Russo Brothers Reunite For Intense Crime Thriller 21 Bridges

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is putting down the vibranium suit to go blue and tackle a new enemy: two cop killers evading arrest after nabbing over 300 kilos of cocaine. 21 Bridges follows disgraced Detective Andre Davis (Boseman), who sees his former NYPD officer father in every murdered cop and is known as "the guy who kills cop killers."

It's not a nickname you would want in your school yearbook, but it's one that gets Andre called in to deal with a robbery gone wrong that leaves eight officers dead. Andre orders a city-wide manhunt that involves a shutdown of all the exits and entrances to Manhattan (even the rivers and tunnels) and for all officers to "flood the city with blue" to catch the suspects before they flee the city.

21 Bridges - which also stars Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller (with an interesting New York accent), Keith David, and
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First trailer and poster for 21 Bridges starring Chadwick Boseman

Stx Entertainment has debuted the first poster and trailer for the upcoming thriller 21 Bridges. Directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) and produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame), the film stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) as an NYPD detective on the hunt for a pair of cop killers in Manhattan; take a look here…

21 Bridges follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 Bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

21 Bridges is set for release on July 12th and features a cast that also includes
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’21 Bridges': Chadwick Boseman Shuts Down Manhattan, Chases Cop Killers in First Trailer (Video)

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’21 Bridges': Chadwick Boseman Shuts Down Manhattan, Chases Cop Killers in First Trailer (Video)
Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has gone blue in his new action-thriller “21 Bridges.”

In the first trailer that dropped Thursday, we see Boseman as a child at the funeral of his father, who was also an NYPD officer.

Years later as an adult, embattled police officer Andre Davis (Boseman) is known as “the guy who kills cop killers.”

Also Read: 'Black Panther' Stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan on 'Broadening People's Bandwidth'

Also starring Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David with Taylor Kitsch and J.K. Simmons, “21 Bridges” comes from STXFilms and is directed by Brian Kirk. Producers are Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Gigi Pritzker, Boseman and Logan Coles.

Davis is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy, according to the studio’s official description. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing,
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Chadwick Boseman Is a Cop on the Hunt for Cop Killers in First Trailer for 21 Bridges

The first intense trailer for the Joe and Anthony Russo-produced cop thriller 21 Bridges has been released, and it looks like it’s going to be a great flick!

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) stars in the film as a New York City police offer who is on the hunt for a pair of cop killers and to find them, he locks down Manhattan by shutting every bridge that connects to the city. The movie also stars J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Taylor Kitsch (Waco), Morocco Omari (Empire), Keith David (Night School), and Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk).

Here’s the full synopsis:

21 Bridges follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him.
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Chadwick Boseman in First Trailer for NYC Action Thriller '21 Bridges'

"Something's going on here." Stx Entertainment has finally debuted the first official trailer for an intense NYC action thriller titled 21 Bridges, formerly known as 17 Bridges. The title is a reference to the decision in the movie, during a citywide manhunt, to shut down and block off all 21 bridges that access Manhattan (and all the tunnels and trains and everything). Chadwick Boseman stars as a disgraced detective who gets a shot at redemption, jumping into the massive manhunt for a cop killer which leads him to discover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire. The big ensemble cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Keith David, Stephan James, Dale Pavinski, Gary Carr, Victoria Cartagena, and Toby Hemingway. This does look pretty slick, and I'm curious about the twist. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Brian Kirk's 21 Bridges, direct from Stx's YouTube
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’21 Bridges’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Hunts Down Vicious Cop Killers in Summer Thriller

’21 Bridges’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Hunts Down Vicious Cop Killers in Summer Thriller
Chadwick Boseman is taking a break from superhero life to star in this summer’s suspense thriller “21 Bridges.” The actor is also attached to the film as a producer alongside “Avengers: Endgame” directors Anthony and Joe Russo. The film, which is directed by Brian Kirk, looks like strong counter-programming to this year’s summer blockbusters. Starring opposite Boseman is Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, and J.K. Simmons

The official synopsis from Stx Entertainment reads: “’21 Bridges’ follows an NYPD detective (Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
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NAACP Image Awards 2019: black-ish, Empire, Grey's Anatomy Among Winners

The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony was held Saturday night, and it was a night of many repeat victories.

ABC's hit comedy series, black-ish scored its fourth consecutive award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Series stars (and hosts of the event), Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson also dominated the lead actor categories.

Empire's Taraji P. Henson was another repeat victory, snagging her third consecutive award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series.

Empire has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, so this win is great.

Have a look at the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta (FX)

black-ish (ABC) — Winner

Dear White People (Netflix)

grown-ish (Freeform)

Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish — Winner

Cedric the Entertainer, The Neighborhood

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Dwayne Johnson, Ballers

Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G.

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks,
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Beyonce Wins Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Awards

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Beyonce Wins Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Awards
Beyonce was named Entertainer of the Year, and “Black Panther” nearly swept the film categories at the 50th NAACP Awards on Saturday night.

During her speech at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Beyonce graciously thanked her fellow nominees in the category, including NBA superstar LeBron James, “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman, and “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress Regina King.

“Regina King, I love you so much, you’ve taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft,” she said. “Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to see themselves as kings.”

Beyonce added, “LeBron James has taught us that strength of all forms and leading by example and providing education for our kids. Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history, and proves that we do have power at the box office.”

Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther
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NAACP Image Awards: black-ish, Grey's, Empire Among 2019 Winners

The 50th NAACP Image Awards were handed out on Saturday night and featured a number of repeat victors: ABC’s black-ish took home its fourth consecutive award for Outstanding Comedy Series, as did stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson (who also hosted the ceremony) in the lead actor categories. Taraji P. Henson triumphed for the third year in a row, winning Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Empire.

This year’s winners list also included several first-timers, including Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams, who triumphed over embattled Empire star Jussie Smollett in the race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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NAACP Image Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List
The 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards were handed out on Saturday night, with “Black Panther,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” the Starz drama “Power” and Beyonce going home as the night’s big winners.

Beyonce took home the night’s big prize for Entertainer of the Year, matching her husband, Jay-z, who was the previously announced recipient of this year’s President’s Award.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters received the NAACP Chairman’s Award, bestowed “in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change,” and radio host Tom Joyner took home the NAACP Vanguard Award.

Also Read: Jussie Smollett Already Lost at the NAACP Image Awards

Held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the night also saw appearances by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, a monologue by host Anthony Anderson and a roast of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett by comedian Chris Rock.
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Tom Woodruff, Jr. and André Gower Discuss The Monster Squad in Exclusive Video from 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

Featuring incredible makeup effects and immortal one-liners, The Monster Squad is one of the definitive horror movies of the 1980s, and it's given the spotlight it deserves in the new ’80s horror documentary In Search of Darkness. With just a few days remaining on the documentary's final Indiegogo campaign, we've been provided with an exclusive interview clip featuring actor André Gower and makeup effects artist (and Gillman actor) Tom Woodruff, Jr. discussing the legacy of The Monster Squad.

You can watch our exclusive The Monster Squad interview clip from In Search of Darkness below. As mentioned above, the documentary recently launched its final Indiegogo campaign (after successfully raising more than 300% of its original goal) that includes Blu-ray and DVD pre-orders!

To take part in the final Indiegogo campaign and to buy a copy of In Search of Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD, visit:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-search-of-darkness/reft
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