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'Spitfire' documentary secures Us deal (exclusive)

'Spitfire' documentary secures Us deal (exclusive)
Gravitas Ventures boards feature doc.

Spitfire, the feature documentary about the renowned British fighter plane, has had its Us rights taken by Gravitas Ventures.

The film will have its Us premiere at the Eaa Airshow at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 23 and will subsequently have multiple screening events across the country at venues including museums and further air shows. It will also roll out digitally in the territory from July 27.

The news follows the doc’s UK premiere, which took place on July 9 in London. Altitude Films has UK rights and the film had a one-night special screening at 230 cinemas across
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'Code Black' Star Boards Remake of David Cronenberg's 'Rabid'

'Code Black' Star Boards Remake of David Cronenberg's 'Rabid'
Code Black star Ben Hollingsworth has joined Laura Vandervoort in the Soska sisters' remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 classic horror movie Rabid, now shooting in Toronto.

Hollingsworth will play a fashion photographer, while Vandervoort fills the previously-announced role of Rose, a woman who, following a disfiguring accident, receives an untested stem cell treatment that, while restoring her beauty, has dangerous consequences.

Rabid also stars Hanneke Talbot as Rose's best friend
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‘Dynasty’s Sam Adegoke, Frances Fisher Star in Rosario Dawson-Produced Indie ‘8000 Shots’

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‘Dynasty’s Sam Adegoke, Frances Fisher Star in Rosario Dawson-Produced Indie ‘8000 Shots’
Sam Adegoke, who currently stars in CW’s Dynasty reboot, and Frances Fisher are set for 8000 Shots, an indie film which Talia Lugacy wrote and is directing. Rosario Dawson is producing the film with Lugacy, who previously directed Dawson in the 2007 drama, Descent, along with Adegoke, Noah Lang, and Cheyenne Drinkwater.

Adegoke stars as Will Larue, a combat veteran who served in the Iraq war, who loses his friend and fellow vet to suicide, which resurrects his past and forces him to confront the fact that healing from war is not possible.

The pic set in NYC and is currently in production on location.

Previously, Adegoke has appeared Lifetime’s Searching for Neverland and had recurring stints on Freeform’s Switched at Birth and Murder in the First on TNT. He’ll reprise his role as Jeff Colby when Dynasty returns in the fall.

Fisher has appeared in numerous film
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Serbian Trucking Thriller ‘The Load’ Bought by Grasshopper Films (Exclusive)

Serbian Trucking Thriller ‘The Load’ Bought by Grasshopper Films (Exclusive)
Grasshopper Film has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “The Load,” the debut feature from filmmaker Ognjen Glavonića, Variety has learned exclusively.

The Load,” which debuted at the Directors Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival in May, centers on a truck driver hired to deliver a mysterious cargo across a dangerous, war-torn landscape. “The Load” will receive a theatrical release next year, followed by home video and VOD.

The story takes place during the Nato bombing of Serbia in 1999. To transport the mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, the central character must drive through unfamiliar territory and try to make his way in a country scarred by war.

Jessica Kiang said in her review for Variety: “It is in the very banality of this day in the life of a Serbian trucker that this impressive new filmmaker illuminates a painful truth that inculpates more of us than
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Gus Van Sant Says Robin Williams Originally Was To Star In ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’

Last week, Joaquin Phoenix’s latest film, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” was released in select theaters. The highly-anticipated film has been receiving a lot of buzz for Phoenix and filmmaker Gus Van Sant as a potential awards contender. And for good reason, as it appears it’s yet another film that Phoenix has knocked out of the park. But, according to Van Sant, it wasn’t always going to be Phoenix in the lead.

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Massive Sexy Jeff Goldblum Statue Erected in London to Celebrate ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary

Massive Sexy Jeff Goldblum Statue Erected in London to Celebrate ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary
UK streaming service Now TV is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic World” in the most bizarre and amazing way. The company erected a giant statue of Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm in front of Tower Bridge in London, England on July 18. The statue features Malcolm in his iconic sexy pose, which might just be the most popular meme on the internet featuring Goldblum.

According to CNet, the statue weighs 331 lbs and stands at over 9.8 feet high and nearly 23 feet long. Goldblum reprised the character of Ian Malcolm in a brief appearance in this summer’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The actor is expected to return for the trilogy-ending final chapter, which is being directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Goldblum’s unbuttoned shirt has inspired countless memes (entitled “Sexy Jeff Goldblum”) and there’s even a Funko action figure devoted to the pose. The actor spoke with Yahoo!
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Terrence Malick’s Latest Film ‘Radegund’ To Get A Fall Premiere

According to a new report, we might be getting a new Terrence Malick film before the year is up.

In an interview with the Independent, actor Matthias Schoenaerts discussed his work on the forthcoming film “Radegund” with Malick, and it was revealed that the film might see it’s premiere later this year at one of the fall festivals.

“I’ve had a couple of life-changing experiences on set, and working with Terrence Malick is definitely one of them,” he says.

Continue reading Terrence Malick’s Latest Film ‘Radegund’ To Get A Fall Premiere at The Playlist.
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‘Narcos’ Season 4 First Look: Diego Luna and Michael Peña Start a Mexican Drug War

Netflix’s popular drug trafficking drama “Narcos” is getting an extreme makeover for its upcoming fourth season. The series is relaunching as “Narcos: Mexico,” which will move the narrative from Colombia to Mexico and feature an all new storyline and cast. The streaming giant has revealed a first look at the upcoming series with actors Michael Peña and Diego Luna on opposite ends of the drug war.

“Narcos: Mexico” is set in the 1980s and tracks the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, led by Félix Gallardo (Luna). Gallardo built the cartel into Mexico’s biggest drug empire. Peña stars as DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who moves his family from California to Guadalajara and is assigned the Guadalajara Cartel case. The two characters’ fates become intertwined as their battle gives way to the modern drug trade.

Series creators Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard are back as executive producers of “Narcos: Mexico,
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‘Overlord’ First Trailer: J.J. Abrams’ Gory World War II Horror Movie Mixes Nazis and the Supernatural

Paramount Pictures is finally pulling back the curtain on “Overlord,” the mysterious supernatural horror film produced by J.J. Abrams. The first trailer is a World War II bloodbath and a revisionist history lesson, which no doubt makes “Overlord” seem like a genre spin on both “Saving Private Ryan” and “Inglourious Basterds.”

Overlord” stars “Fences” and “The Leftovers” breakout Jovan Adept as member of a Us paratroopers squad who drop behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day and uncover the Nazis are experimenting with supernatural forces to win WWII. The supporting cast includes Jacob Anderson, Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, and “Game of Thrones” actor Pilou Asbæk.

Rumors were percolating for months that “Overloard” was the fourth installment in Abrams’ “Cloverfield” universe, but the producer was adamant at Comic-Con in April that “Overlord” was a standalone project. The film marks a jump to the studio system for director Julius Avery, best
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‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Trailer: Joe Cole Fights For His Life In Prison

The 2017 Cannes Film Fest was of a great year for films full of non-actors. Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” introduced us to the excellent talents of Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite. Then Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” uniquely told South Dakota cowboy Brady Jandreau’s real-life story with him playing a fictional version of himself.

Continue reading ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Trailer: Joe Cole Fights For His Life In Prison at The Playlist.
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‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret

‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret
On the heels of our first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix has debuted more first look photos from the upcoming third season of its Emmy-winning drama series “The Crown.” The streaming giant has given fans their first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Margaret’s photographer husband.

Carter, who recently appeared on the big screen opposite Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in “Ocean’s Eight,” is taking over the role of Margaret from Vanessa Kirby. Kirby just earned an Emmy nomination for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the show’s second season. Daniels, meanwhile, is taking over for Matthew Goode.

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about – doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” Carter said when her casting was made official.
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‘Suits’: As Katherine Heigl Joins the Season 8 Cast, This USA Drama Still Features Some of TV’s Strongest Women

‘Suits’: As Katherine Heigl Joins the Season 8 Cast, This USA Drama Still Features Some of TV’s Strongest Women
When “Suits” returns for its eighth season this Wednesday, a lot has changed: Gina Torres, Patrick J. Adams, and Meghan Markle are gone, and returning actors Dulé Hill (“Psych”) and Amanda Schull (“12 Monkeys”) have been upped to series regulars. But the biggest evolution may be the arrival of Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Samantha Wheeler, a role that series creator Aaron Korsh wrote for her after discovering Heigl was a fan.

Heigl said she was attracted to the gig because Samantha “is a badass. She’s not to be trifled with,” Heigl told IndieWire. “That’s really fun too because playing a strong, powerful woman who can really kick ass in a room and not be afraid of the consequences and not be afraid of confrontation or conflict—things that I’m constantly worried about—it’s really freeing to do on set.”

In the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up,
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‘The Equalizer 2’ Review: Denzel Washington’s First Sequel Is Hopefully Also His Last

‘The Equalizer 2’ Review: Denzel Washington’s First Sequel Is Hopefully Also His Last
Why did it have to be “The Equalizer”? Of all the films that Denzel Washington has made over the years, it’s the first to get a sequel. Of all the indelible characters that Denzel Washington has brought to life on camera, widowed vigilante Robert McCall is the first he’s ever reprised. In this day and age, that’s a rare testament to the integrity and resolve of contemporary American cinema’s most forceful star — a star who’d rather leave it all on the field than come back for seconds, who’d sooner lead a four-hour Eugene O’Neill drama than take an easy paycheck. After almost 40 years of iconic performances on stage and screen, there’s really no reason to begrudge Washington for betting on one sure thing; the guy is 63, still acting his ass off, and less than two years removed from adapting an August Wilson play into an Oscar-winning hit.
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‘Rub & Tug’: Don’t Let Scarlett Johansson Dropping Out Kill Hollywood’s First Trans Studio Film — Opinion

‘Rub & Tug’: Don’t Let Scarlett Johansson Dropping Out Kill Hollywood’s First Trans Studio Film — Opinion
Transgender representation in Hollywood scored a huge victory last week when Scarlett Johansson stepped down from “Rub & Tug,” in which she was set to play a trans man — but it would be just as bad if the project disappeared entirely.

Naysayers are quick to point out there are no trans actors famous enough to carry a movie the way Johansson can, but “Rub & Tug” has a chance to reverse that narrative. The film is now high profile regardless of who is in the role; the casting controversy provided far more free publicity than Johansson’s name. If the film fizzles out, it would support the notion that trans movies can only get made with an A-lister attached. “Rub & Tug” needs to happen now more than ever, to prove trans movies don’t need cis movie stars to sell tickets.

Rub & Tug” is now “the movie that Scarlet Johansson dropped out of,
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: VFX Empowered the Clash Between The Wasp and Ghost

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: VFX Empowered the Clash Between The Wasp and Ghost
With “Ant-Man and the Wasp” antagonists The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) and Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Marvel continues embracing female empowerment. They are combatants who both try to harness the energy of the Quantum Realm, and director Peyton Reed found their relationship even more intriguing by switching Ghost’s gender, with the visual effects playing up the contrasts between them.

The Wasp is like a bullet the way she switches sizes and fights like a martial artist, and Ghost poses an elusive threat in the way she phases in and out of physical reality and materializes as multiple versions of herself.

“The power set seemed interesting and we were able to reinvent Ghost,” Reed said. “And I liked the idea that there’s a personal link there to Hank Pym’s [Michael Douglas] past, and that these powers that she has are as much an affliction as an asset, It’s something she’s struggling with.
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Unpacking ‘Sorry To Bother You’ And ‘Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

Everything in its right place…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I get back on mic for the first time since our “Hereditary” episode last month. But it’s for a damn good reason, as we dive into the truly oddball and singular world of Boots Riley‘s “Sorry To Bother You.” The film, a bizarre satire with sci-fi/fantasy elements that skewers our modern existence with the force of a blunt strike to the head while also being incredibly silly (not a pejorative in this case) and packed with layers.

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Kevin Smith Explains Why Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Is a Smart Move for Warner Bros. Following Dceu Issues

Kevin Smith Explains Why Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Is a Smart Move for Warner Bros. Following Dceu Issues
Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is officially happening. For every person excited by the idea of Phoenix tackling the iconic Batman villain, there seems to be ten more people skeptical about the Warner Bros.-backed project. Phillips’ movie is not a part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe, but given how hard Warner Bros. has struck out with critics on “Batman v Superman,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Justice League,” fan skepticism is certainly justified.

Kevin Smith, an outspoken comic book fanatic and a Batman super-fan, understands why some people might worry about Warner Bros. taking on a standalone Joker film, but the filmmaker is choosing to remain optimistic about the property. During a recent episode of the “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast, Smith explained why Warner Bros. was making a smart move with banking on Phillips and Phoenix (via CinemaBlend).

“I think what they’re doing is smart,” Smith said.
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“Filmmakers Know ESPN Better Than Cinema”: Dp Sean Price Williams on Shooting The Great Pretender With a Dslr and Today’s Film Climate

While shooting a commercial in Thailand cinematographer Sean Price Williams contracted an ear infection. He let me rattle questions into his ears canals despite it. Two months prior The Great Pretender, the second feature film he had shot with writer/director Nathan Silver, premiered in the Viewpoints section of Tribeca. Following the screening, Sean revealed that the film had been shot on a Dlsr camera that could fit in one hand, with plastic, sparkle filters taped over the lens, completely eschewing a matte box. He managed to photograph Brooklyn […]
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“Filmmakers Know ESPN Better Than Cinema”: Dp Sean Price Williams on Shooting The Great Pretender With a Dslr and Today’s Film Climate

While shooting a commercial in Thailand cinematographer Sean Price Williams contracted an ear infection. He let me rattle questions into his ears canals despite it. Two months prior The Great Pretender, the second feature film he had shot with writer/director Nathan Silver, premiered in the Viewpoints section of Tribeca. Following the screening, Sean revealed that the film had been shot on a Dlsr camera that could fit in one hand, with plastic, sparkle filters taped over the lens, completely eschewing a matte box. He managed to photograph Brooklyn […]
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Timothée Chalamet Is Being Photoshopped Into History’s Most Famous Paintings, and the Results Are Going Viral

Timothée Chalamet Is Being Photoshopped Into History’s Most Famous Paintings, and the Results Are Going Viral
Ever wonder what iconic painters like Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and John Singer Sargent would do with Timothée Chalamet as a model? The answer has been given courtesy of @Chalametinart, an Instagram account that is going viral this month for photoshopping Chalamet’s face into some of art history’s most famous paintings (via Nylon).

The account posted its first photo on July 1, an image featuring Chalamet as the central figure in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” The account has amassed nearly 10,000 in the weeks since. Paintings that have had Chalamet inserted into them include Caravaggio’s “Boy With a Basket of Fruit,” Richard Westall’s “George Gordon Byron,” and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”

Chalamet is gearing up for a return to awards season with the October 12 release of “Beautiful Boy,” which casts him as a meth addicted teenager opposite Steve Carell. The 22-year-old actor made news recently for
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