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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ Moves to Warner Bros From Fox-Disney

Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ Moves to Warner Bros From Fox-Disney
Clint Eastwood is officially attached to direct “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” and Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to release the film, which was previously at Disney-Fox, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The Ballad of Richard Jewell” is based on the story of a security guard who was considered a possible suspect of a bombing that took place Atlanta’s Centennial Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Billy Ray wrote the screenplay based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article from Marie Brenner that describes how Jewell, originally hailed by the media as a hero for alerting police to the presence of a bomb and helping evacuate the area, became linked as the FBI’s prime suspect in the Olympic Park bombing, completely upending his life in the process.

Also Read: 'The Mule' Proves Clint Eastwood Is Still a Box Office Draw at 88

Eastwood has been
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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ Moves To Warner Bros

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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ Moves To Warner Bros
Clint Eastwood is headed back to his longtime home Warner Bros, which has picked up the director’s The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, the project that had been set up at Disney-Fox and that Deadline told you last month Eastwood was helming next.

The film is being produced by Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, who along with Eastwood have a deal at WB, making this shift in studios confirmed Friday less than a shocker. Jonah Hill and Kevin Misher are also producing along with Malipaso’s Eastwood, Tim Moore and Jessica Meier, and Misher FilmsAndy Berman.

Eastwood, who last directed Warners’ The Mule, will start shooting next month.

Hill was at one time attached to play Jewell, the security guard whose life was turned upside down after it was leaked by law enforcement to a reporter that he was a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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Warner Bros. Lands Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ From Fox-Disney (Exclusive)

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Warner Bros. Lands Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ From Fox-Disney (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood are teaming up once again, as the studio has closed a deal to acquire the rights to “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” from Fox-Disney with Eastwood set to direct.

Eastwood has had his eye on “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” for some time, and was in talks to take on the project several years ago when it was at Fox before he eventually shifted his focus to another property. Following the success of his most recent drama, “The Mule,” the director began looking again for his next project and came back to “Richard Jewell,” which was now a part of Fox-Disney following the recent merger of the two studios.

There was a chance that the movie could have stayed at Fox-Disney, marking a reunion between Eastwood and Alan Horn, the current Disney Studios chief who worked with the filmmaker when he was the head of Warner Bros.
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Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell Movie Moves From Fox to Warner Bros.

Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell Movie Moves From Fox to Warner Bros.
The story of disgraced security guard Richard Jewell has landed at Warner Bros.

Clint Eastwood, whose production company has called Warners home for decades, is on board to direct and produce the project, which he hopes to shoot later this year.

The untitled project had been set up at Fox since 2014, with Jonah Hill initially attached to play Jewell and Leonardo DiCaprio on board to play his attorney. The two remain connected to the project as producers. Tim Moore, Jessica Meier,Kevin Misher and Jennifer Davisson, DiCaprio’s partner at Appian Way, are also producing.

With Disney’s acquisition ...
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Booksmart Review #2: Olivia Wilde Delivers Greatness

Booksmart Review #2: Olivia Wilde Delivers Greatness
Olivia Wilde delivers greatness in her directorial debut. Booksmart is a teen coming-of-age comedy destined to be a classic. It has the requisite partying, raunchiness, and humor of the genre. But takes the mantle from horny, brainless boys, and gives it to equally horny, intellectually enlightened girls. Stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever take likeability into the stratosphere. Their friendship dynamics give a whole lot of heart to the infectiously funny plot.

Molly (Elizabeth 'Beanie' Feldstein) is her high school's student body president, class valedictorian, and authority on just about everything. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) is Robin to Molly's Batman. She's her shy best friend, class salutatorian, and an out lesbian; who's not quite sure how the actual lovemaking goes. The pair have excelled academically, proudly flaunting their acceptance to Yale and Columbia. Their achievements are respected, but mocked as arrogant and conceited by classmates.

Everything changes for Molly and Amy the day before graduation.
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‘Booksmart’ Review

Stars: Bernie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billy Lourd | Written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman | Directed by Olivia Wilde

Booksmart is actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and stars Bernie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as Molly and Amy – two best friends who, in the final few days of senior year of High School, begin to break free from their social bonds for one night by painting the town red and showing all their classmates what they’ve been missing.

The first thing you’ll notice is that Booksmart, on every level, does not evoke a first-time directorial debut. Quite the opposite in fact. The level of maturity and filmmaking prowess that inhabits this film is nothing short of mesmerising. Directors on their tenth or even twentieth feature will never touch
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Tripping Out on the Retro Madness of ‘Maniac’ and ‘Catch-22’ Through Imaginative Costume Design

Tripping Out on the Retro Madness of ‘Maniac’ and ‘Catch-22’ Through Imaginative Costume Design
Talk about tackling two different shades of retro trippy. Costume designer Jenny Eagan got to go wild with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on the mind-bending “Maniac,” and then re-imagine the World War II insanity of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” with Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, Kyle Chandler as Cathcart, and executive producer and co-director George Clooney as Scheisskopf.

“‘Maniac’ was unexpected and something different to wrap your head around, and ‘Catch-22’ was another opportunity to learn something new,” said Eagan, who appeared Tuesday for a panel discussion at IndieWire’s inaugural Consider This Fyc Brunch. “At first, ‘Maniac’ was [daunting]. You start out by looking big picture and then it gets frightening. You want it all done at the same time and because you’re a little unsure, your mind is tripping on, ‘Where do I begin?’ But, with ‘Maniac’ it had to start with defining Annie [Stone] and Owen [Hill] and how they functioned in this strange,
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We Seriously Couldn't Have Dreamed Up a Better Cast For Booksmart

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We Seriously Couldn't Have Dreamed Up a Better Cast For Booksmart
Nearly 12 years after the premiere of Superbad, we're finally getting the updated version we've been waiting for - but this time, it's the girl nerds (including Jonah Hill's real-life sister) who are getting a wild night. Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, Booksmart, tells the story of two high-school overachievers who have finally gotten everything they've ever hoped for academically, but find themselves lacking when it comes to actual life experience. They conclude that one crazy night might just compensate for four years of high-school debauchery, and if you haven't seen the trailer yet, it looks hilarious. How could it not be, with this incredible cast?

Related: Booksmart Is Basically One Big House Party, So You Already Know the Soundtrack Is Epic
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Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein: ‘Everyone said we didn’t belong in La’

She was Lady Bird’s best friend and her brother Jonah Hill got a tattoo in her honour – meet the sparky star of this summer’s wildest high school comedy

Beanie Feldstein is eating ice-cream in a red dress that is as bright as strawberry sauce. “This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever worn?” she says, her inflection rising at the end, as it often does, lending even her most confident assertions an equivocal note. The 25-year-old star of Lady Bird, Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising and the new film Booksmart is giggly and amiable. Within seconds of me spotting that her ice-cream is vegan (“I’m allergic to dairy?”), she is recommending vegan bakeries in hipster enclaves of the UK capital that a visiting Californian might not be expected to know about. “London is like my second home,” she trills. A glance at her Instagram feed
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‘Booksmart’ Film Review: Debut Director Olivia Wilde Delivers Witty Coming-of-Age Comedy

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‘Booksmart’ Film Review: Debut Director Olivia Wilde Delivers Witty Coming-of-Age Comedy
How do you begin describing the movie you have been unknowingly waiting for your entire life? Do I start by telling you how incredibly hilarious “Booksmart” is? Or do I tell you how first-time feature film director Olivia Wilde created a resoundingly smart, inclusive, modern and revolutionary film for today’s teens?

How about this: “Booksmart” is, by far, one of the most perfect coming-of-age comedies I have ever seen.

Ride-or-die best friends and academic overachievers Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are a day shy of their high school graduation. Molly belatedly discovers that while she and Amy solely focused on homework, studying, and getting a fake ID solely for the purposes of using an all-night college library throughout high school, her partying peers are somehow also heading to Ivy League schools. Determined to have one last blast of hedonism before high school ends, she convinces Amy to
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Podtalk: Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein Open Up on ‘Booksmart’

Chicago – It’s time for the gals to party down. The new film “Booksmart” is the story of two best friends who are outside their popular group in high school, and decide to blow it out on the last day of Senior Year. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are the dynamic duo, and the film is a funny expansion on breaking down barriers.

The film is also the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, and was written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman. It involves Molly (Beanie Feldstein), a high achieving academic but clueless when it comes to connecting to high school hijinks, except for her personal connection to her best friend Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). Molly decides that before both of them go to college, it’s important that they have a typical high school party experience, which leads to a night they’ll never forget.
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‘Booksmart’ Review: The Revenge-of-the-Femi-Nerds Comedy We Deserve

‘Booksmart’ Review: The Revenge-of-the-Femi-Nerds Comedy We Deserve
Please, not another teen coming-of-age movie! That was your first thought, right? Hold your contempt. Booksmart changes the game and opens the genre up to greater possibilities. Directed by the actor Olivia Wilde in a smashing feature debut, this femcentric spin on Freaks and Geeks is high on girl power.

Graduation day is breathing down the necks of Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and her best friend, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). After four years of grinding at L.A.’s Crockett High, these brainiacs are about to reap Ivy League glory — Molly at Yale and Amy at Columbia.
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10 Most Hilarious Quotes From Get Him To The Greek

After Russell Brand and Jonah Hill exhibited hilarious chemistry in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it was a no-brainer to do a spin-off centered on Brand’s rock star character, Aldous Snow. The 2010 spin-off, Get Him to the Greek, cast Hill in a different role from the original movie.

Related: Get Him to the Greek Review

Viewers might have found it distracting that we were supposed to believe that in this fictional universe, there are two guys who look just like Jonah Hill who have waltzed into Aldous Snow’s life and gushed over him. But their chemistry is so great and the script so darn funny that viewers instantly forgave the inconsistency.
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Vampire Weekend Take Joy Ride Through Desert in ‘This Life’ Video

Vampire Weekend Take Joy Ride Through Desert in ‘This Life’ Video
Vampire Weekend hitch a ride with a desert dweller named Wade in the video for “This Life,” which appears on the band’s latest album, Father of the Bride. Directed my Emmett Malloy, the clip stars Kyle Field of the band Little Wings as Wade, an Uber-driver of sorts who picks up an array of passengers throughout the clip including Danielle Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Simi and Haze and Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig.

After all that wandering through the desert, the clip culminates with Wade’s various passengers turning
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Josh Gad And Nicholas Hoult Eyed To Play Penguin In The Batman

With the most recent draft of the script for Matt ReevesThe Batman said to have been finished late last year, it finally looks like things are beginning to fall into place for the Caped Crusader’s first standalone outing in the Dceu. And while details on the plot and almost everything else are still being kept under lock and key, we do know who the three main villains will be: the Penguin, Catwoman and the Riddler.

Of course, casting for these roles hasn’t been revealed just yet, but the fans already have their picks and when it comes to Oswald Cobblepot at least, We Got This Covered can confirm that Josh Gad and Nicholas Hoult are being eyed for the role. While the former has been linked to the Penguin for months now, the latter’s an interesting pick, as it’s been said that the X-Men: Dark
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Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor

Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor
The last two Emmy winners for Best Movie/Mini Actor have been unusually young for a category that usually gravitates towards elder statesmen. Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) won in 2017 when he was 34, and then Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) prevailed in 2018 at age 31. Criss was actually the second youngest actor ever to win that prize. Could another whippersnapper prevail in 2019. Our current racetrack odds favor the veterans, but a number of younger stars have the potential to sneak through.

Our odds (check them out here) are calculated by combining the predictions of thousands of Gold Derby readers like you who have made their forecasts here in our predictions center, and as of this writing the top six contenders for Best Movie/Mini Actor skew older. The youngest, in fact, is current front-runner Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) at 45. He’s followed in our odds by Sam Rockwell (50) for “Fosse/Verdon,
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Billy Magnussen (‘Maniac’) plays a ‘horrible human being,’ but ‘no one’s a villain in their own story’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Billy Magnussen (‘Maniac’) plays a ‘horrible human being,’ but ‘no one’s a villain in their own story’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
A series like “Maniac” is like “candy for an actor,” says Billy Magnussen about the Netflix limited series, which spans various characters, tones, styles and genres in its futuristic tale of an experimental drug trial that activates odd and therapeutic dreams in a group of test subjects. “You get to explore so many different realities and depths of emotion and character, the kind of stuff I live for. That’s why we’re in the game is to tell stories.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Magnussen above.

The series stars Jonah Hill as Owen Milgrim and Emma Stone as Annie Landsberg, two of those test subjects. Magnussen co-stars in dual roles as Owen’s brother Jed, who is on trial for sexual abuse, and Grimsson, who is an imaginary manifestation of Owen’s schizophrenic mind. At times Grimsson fuels Owen’s paranoid delusions, but at other times he’s
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Olivia Wilde's Booksmart Releases Wild and Raunchy First 6-Minutes

Olivia Wilde's Booksmart Releases Wild and Raunchy First 6-Minutes
The first uncensored six minutes of Olivia Wilde's Booksmart is now available online. Annapurna Pictures released the uncut footage to promote the advanced screenings, which start tonight, May 17th in select theaters across North America. Additionally, the studio has released some new digital posters recreating Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clueless, and Superbad. The latter fits in pretty nicely since star Beanie Feldstein is Jonah Hill's sister. The studio is doing a last big promotional push before the comedy officially opens in theaters next Friday.

The first six minutes of Booksmart features some of the same footage which was seen in the previously released Red Band trailer back in March. However, there is obviously a lot more going on with setting the scene for the rest of the movie. There's the principal, played by Jason Sudeikis, who really doesn't want to be there and is ready for summer to kick off,
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Blu-ray Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, 2019.

Directed by Mike Mitchell.

Featuring the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Margot Robbie, Jason Momoa, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Arturo Castro, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince, Ben Schwartz, Noel Fielding, Ike Barinholtz, Will Forte, Ralph Fiennes, Jimmy O. Yang, Jorma Taccone, Todd Hansen, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, and Bruce Willis.

Synopsis:

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

After a few years of developing spin-offs, the Lego film franchise returns to its original setting with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, a worthy follow-up to the 2014 surprise hit that hits on some pretty heavy themes on growing up and even toxic fandom. Through an impressive cast,
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Movie Review – Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart, 2019.

Directed by Olivia Wilde.

Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis.

Synopsis:

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realise they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Olivia Wilde instantly earmarks herself as an unexpected filmmaking talent to watch with this distinctive – yet just familiar enough – entry into the crowded coming-of-age genre. Girded by two killer central performances and uncommonly strong technicals, Booksmart has untapped potential to become a cultural milestone within its target demo and beyond.

Hundreds of reviewers will inevitably be comparing this movie to Greg Mottola’s iconic Superbad, and while that might initially sound like a glib if not downright cynical touchstone, it is one this film certainly earns.
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