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Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry

Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry
Exclusive: Sony Pictures is moving forward with Jagged Edge, the thriller being crafted for Halle Berry to play the heroine lawyer role originated by Glenn Close in the 1985 hit. The studio has hired Melissa London Hilfers to write the script, and Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment banner has been set to co-finance the film. Belgrad is producing with Matti Leshem. Scott Strauss is supervising for the studio. Creative Executive Michael Bitar is also working on the…
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'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)

'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)
Marc Meyers, the indie filmmaker behind My Friend Dahmer, is making the jump to studio filmmaking.

Meyers has closed a deal to direct All My Life, a dramatic comedy based on the true story of a couple’s bittersweet love story.

The movie tells of a man from an Asian background and a Caucasian woman who are engaged to be married when the man finds out he has cancer and only a year to live. The two carry on with their plans to marry anyway, vowing to live life to the fullest until his passing.

The story is based on the real-life ...
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‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-release (Exclusive)

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‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-release (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. Pictures has set Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero sequel “The Dark Knight” for a re-release in four select IMAX theaters to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary, Variety has learned.

Venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto will host the film for a limited one-week engagement beginning Friday, Aug. 24.

Nolan and Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister pioneered the use of IMAX 70mm photography in feature filmmaking on the production, marking “The Dark Knight” as the first major feature to utilize Imax cameras. Nolan had previously tested the possibilities of the format’s massive scale and increased resolution with an Imax digital remastering of “Batman Begins.”

In the years since, movies such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have followed suit, not to mention Nolan’s own “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Interstellar” and “Dunkirk.
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Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85

Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85
Stan Dragoti, director of “Love at First Bite” and “Mr. Mom,” died July 13 in Los Angeles. His wife Yolanda reported that he died after complications from pneumonia. He was 85.

In addition to rewatching his films such as “Mr. Mom” and “Love at First Bite,” he loved watching his movie “Necessary Roughness,” Yolanda Dragoti said, “Because he loved football.”

“He got me hooked on Turner Classic Movies, we would watch black and white movies all night long,” she recalled. “He was such a history buff, a film buff. I learned so much from him.”

Born in Manhattan, Dragoti was the son of Albanian immigrants.

He attended Cooper Union College and later the Visual Arts College before working at the New York City advertising agencies Young & Rubicam and Mary Wells Lawrence. He partnered with Charlie Moss to create the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

Dragoti broke into Hollywood by teaming
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake
Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in “Blackbird,” a remake of Bille August’s Danish-language “Silent Heart,” with Roger Michell directing.

Millennium Films is producing the movie. Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Mitchell will direct from a script by “Silent Heart” screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting is planned for August in London.

Keaton will play a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

In “Silent Heart,” released in 2014, the mother was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband at the end of the weekend. But the decision became difficult to handle for the daughters and brought old conflicts to the surface.
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‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works

‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” film franchise is getting the stage treatment.

The film is being adapted as a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions.

Blue Spruce, led by Scott Delman, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment — which teamed on the 2005 movie and its 2008 sequel — and will serve as the project’s lead producer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcon and Alloy maintain the option to invest in and co-produce the stage project. Both companies retain approval rights and will be involved in the development of the play.

The movies starred Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel, who played best friends about to separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. The four decide to share a pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly over the course of the summer. Both pics were based on
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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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Yvonne Blake, 'Superman' Costume Designer, Dies at 78

Yvonne Blake, 'Superman' Costume Designer, Dies at 78
Yvonne Blake, designer of the iconic costumes for the 1978 box-office hit Superman, has died. She was 78.

Blake died Tuesday in Madrid, a spokesperson for the Spanish Film Academy told The Hollywood Reporter. She had been the academy's president since October 2016 but suffered a stroke in January.

She shared an Academy Award with Antonio Castillo for the three-hour-plus 1971 costume drama Nicholas and Alexandra, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. "I suppose all one can say is that if it wasn't for the Russian Revolution, I wouldn't be here," Blake said when accepting her award.

Her work ...
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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.

Continue reading Gus Van Sant Says Robin Williams Originally Was To Star In ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ at The Playlist.
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UK Sales Outfit Great Point Media Hires Trio Including Former Altitude Staffer

Exclusive: Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi Jr.’s London-based Great Point Media (Gpm) has made three additions to its film and TV sales team. Jordan Allwood joins as Sales Executive after working most recently at Altitude Film Sales as International Sales Co-ordinator. Joining as Sales Assistant are both Lucas Meurin, formerly a production manager at Canal + in Paris, and Regys Badi, who was most recently a Team Co-ordinator at Discovery Communications. Last November, sales…
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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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Piotr Sliwowski to Head $70 Million Polish Moviemaking Venture (Exclusive)

Producer Piotr Sliwowski has been appointed to spearhead a major filmmaking operation in Poland backed by state-owned companies. The initiative, which has a budget of $70 million, supplemented by an additional $20 million a year starting from next year, aims to produce bigger-budget English-language movies penned by Hollywood scriptwriters.

Sliwowski told Variety, ahead of a visit to Los Angeles, that he wants to produce “big American movies, but about Polish history.” The ambition is to produce films of universal appeal, of interest to audiences worldwide, that will boost “promotion of Polish history and Poland,” he said. The first movie project is in development, and will be announced later this year. Television shows may also be developed.

The new film-production operation is part of the Polish National Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up two years ago and funded by a group of state-owned Polish companies. The mission of the Warsaw-based organization, which also backs educational and sports projects,
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Clippers Center Boban Marjanović Aims to Stand Out in Hollywood

When Boban Marjanović was traded in February to the Los Angeles Clippers, he never expected to get involved with another local industry beyond basketball.

The 29-year-old center from Serbia is used to standing out from the crowd: At 7’3”, he’s the tallest player in the NBA. But Marjanović could never have anticipated he’d be noticed in Hollywood, where he was recently cast as an assassin in Lionsgate’s upcoming “John Wick 3.”

“My agency helped me; they needed someone, and luckily we got it figured out for me to get the role,” Marjanović tells Variety, in explaining how he became involved with the film.

Producers and director Chad Stahelski saw the NBA star as the perfect addition to the “John Wick” universe; Marjanović makes quite an impression, considering his massive frame includes a 7’10” wingspan. But he didn’t reveal whether he’ll be playing a formidable foe or an important
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‘The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-release (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. Pictures has set Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero sequel “The Dark Knight” for a re-release in four select Imax theaters to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary, Variety has learned.

Venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto will host the film for a limited one-week engagement beginning Friday, Aug. 24.

Nolan and Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister pioneered the use of Imax 70mm photography in feature filmmaking on the production, marking “The Dark Knight” as the first major feature to utilize Imax cameras. Nolan had previously tested the possibilities of the format’s massive scale and increased resolution with an Imax digital remastering of “Batman Begins.”

In the years since, movies such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have followed suit, not to mention Nolan’s own “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Interstellar” and “Dunkirk.
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‘Overlord’ Trailer: Nazis Meet Zombies in J.J. Abrams-Produced World War II Movie

Bad Robot dives into historical horror with Overlord, the World War II zombie movie that is probably not a secret Cloverfield sequel. Touted as the company’s first R-rated film, Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and produced by J.J. Abrams. Though it’s been shrouded in mystery for the past few months, Abrams’ famous mystery box finally opens with the first […]

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NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood

NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood
When LeBron James left the Cavs to sign with the Lakers earlier this month, he left a chunk of change on the table. Under NBA rules, Cleveland could have rained down more than $200 million over five years on the man many consider the best player in the league. Los Angeles was allowed to pony up a mere $154 million over four years.

But there’s a great equalizer on the West Coast: Hollywood, where top current NBA stars aren’t just the face of films; they’re producers and financiers too. It didn’t start with Curry, who just formed his own production company after signing a multiyear development pact with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

This is a different kind of game, but one that’s just as appealing to those who are ultracompetitive. Let’s call them the NBA’s Media All-Stars.

LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers

He’s King James
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Durban FilmMart Builds Bridges Between African, Int’l. Markets

When the 9th annual Durban FilmMart (Dfm) kicks off on July 20, with a busy four-day program running parallel to the Durban Int’l. Film Festival (Diff), organizers will be looking to build on nearly a decade of steady growth at the continent’s leading finance forum, and the premier springboard for African filmmakers launching into the international marketplace.

“One of the key objectives in establishing Durban FilmMart was to create a platform for African filmmakers to connect with the global markets,” said Toni Monty, head of the Durban Film Office, which jointly organizes the Dfm along with Diff and the eThekwini Municipality. “Durban FilmMart, however, can only take them so far. We work with partner markets in identifying projects that are ready to be exposed to international markets, so in this sense, in many respects, Dfm acts as an introduction and entry point for these filmmakers.”

16 African projects, evenly split between fiction and documentary,
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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.

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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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Durban Fest Gets Opening Night Fright with ‘Tokoloshe’

Durban Fest Gets Opening Night Fright with ‘Tokoloshe’
It causes mysterious illnesses, haunts children’s nightmares, and provides regular fodder for South African tabloid scribes. (Typical headline: “Tokoloshe Made Me A Sex Slave.”) Now the diminutive, mischievous, sinister spirit known as the tokoloshe is making the leap from Zulu myth to the big screen in director Jerome Pikwane’s feature debut, which opens the Durban Int’l. Film Festival July 19.

The Tokoloshe” is a psychological thriller about a destitute hospital cleaner, Busi (Petronella Tshuma), who’s forced to confront the demons of her past to try to save a child’s life. Setting it against the harrowing backdrop of child abuse and sexual violence in South Africa, Pikwane – who co-wrote the script with novelist Richard Kunzmann – offers a film that, as with so many of the best horror flicks, is equal parts scarer and social commentary.

“Originally, we were going to do a straight out horror film—you know,
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