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Scoot McNairy joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Scoot McNairy joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino continues his quest to give every actor imaginable a role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as Deadline has reported that Scoot McNairy has now joined the cast. The Halt and Catch Fire actor will play the role of Business Bob Gilbert, a cowboy character on a Western TV show, likely the same show which Leonardo DiCaprio's character stars in. If you'd like to check out Scoot...
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'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong

'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong
While it may not appear out of the ordinary, this weekend's release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its anticipated $100+ million opening will mark only the second time ever that two different films have opened with over $100 million back-to-back at the box office. The first and last time this happened was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opened with $114.7 million following Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opening the weekend prior. In fact, the rarity of what will take place this weekend doesn't end there as only eight times following a $100+ million performance at the weekend box office has a film not repeated at #1 the following weekend. Even more rare, two films have never brought in more than $100 million over the same weekend Should Incredibles 2 drop 45.26% or less this weekend we'll have yet another piece of history to discuss come Sunday morning. After debuting internationally just over two weeks ago,
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Edgar Wright’s Next Film Is a Documentary on Cult Pop-Rock Band Sparks — Exclusive

Edgar Wright’s Next Film Is a Documentary on Cult Pop-Rock Band Sparks — Exclusive
Edgar Wright is following-up “Baby Driver” with a documentary feature on the cult pop-rock band Sparks. The director confirmed to IndieWire that he’s currently gathering archival material on the band for the project, which will be his first movie since “Baby Driver” became the biggest hit of his career. Wright shot the band’s May concert at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London as part of the documentary.

“I already shot their London concert in late May. The rest of is it [to be determined] and we’re currently scouring the archives,” Wright told IndieWire. “I have been a fan of them since I saw them on Top Of The Pops in 1979 — and when I had ‘Beat The Clock’ on vinyl.”

Sparks was formed in 1972 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. Albums released by the Los Angeles rockers include their 1971 debut “Halfnelson,” plus 1976’s “Big Beat” and 1979’s “No. 1 in Heaven,
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David Ayer Taking A Break From Orcs To Direct A Gritty Crime Thriller Starring Shia Labeouf

David Ayer Taking A Break From Orcs To Direct A Gritty Crime Thriller Starring Shia Labeouf
Ready for a shocking piece of news? David Ayer’s next film will be a gritty crime thriller!

Actually, judging by his latest output, the filmmaker’s return to the crime genre might just be surprising. Lately, Ayer has been stuck in Genre City, working on films like “Suicide Squad” and “Bright,” neither of which were met with very much critical acclaim. So, maybe a return to the world of gritty crime is just what the filmmaking doctor ordered.
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‘The Last Jedi’ Director Mocks Angry Fans Wanting to Remake It: ‘Please Actually Happen’

‘The Last Jedi’ Director Mocks Angry Fans Wanting to Remake It: ‘Please Actually Happen’
Angry “Star Wars” fans have been up in arms over “The Last Jedi” since it released in December, so much so that one group claims it’s going to remake it.

A website called “RemakeTheLastJedi.com” and corresponding Twitter account popped up in June, purporting to be created by a group of producers who mean to make a new version of “Episode VIII.” Of course, people can pledge money on that website. Supposedly it has raised more than $22 million as of this writing — but claims that the cost of actually making the film will be covered by the unnamed producers behind it.

Director Rian Johnson responded on Twitter to the Remake account, and in keeping with his recent attitude in responding to the worst “Star Wars” fans and their online activities, he was appropriately cheeky.
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Imagine Buys Zach Dean Pitch ‘Canary’ As Ron Howard Directing Vehicle

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Imagine Buys Zach Dean Pitch ‘Canary’ As Ron Howard Directing Vehicle
Exclusive: Imagine Entertainment has pre-emptively bought the film rights to the female-driven grounded sci-fi pitch Canary from Zach Dean. Imagine chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard made the deal and will produce a project that will be developed as a directing vehicle for Howard. Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Tyler Mitchell, who brought in the project, will oversee for Imagine. Dean will also serve as an executive producer.

Dean is currently adapting Billy Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out for Fox and Shawn Levy and the Japanese sci-fi anime Star Blazers for Skydance and director Christopher McQuarrie. Dean most recently sold his original WWII pitch Atlantic Wall to Imperative with Bradley Cooper attached to star, and Ghost Draft for director David Goyer.

Dean is repped by Wme, Madhouse and lawyer Andrew Hurwitz.
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Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett And Patricia Arquette In ‘Otherhood’ At Netflix

Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett And Patricia Arquette In ‘Otherhood’ At Netflix
Exclusive: Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy and Jake Hoffman have joined Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette in the romantic comedy feature Otherhood for Netflix. The project is being produced by Cathy Schulman and Jason Michael Berman (The Birth of a Nation). The movie is currently underway in New York with helmer Cindy Chupack. Huffman, who most recently appeared in the ABC anthology series American Crime, earning Emmy nominations for each of its three seasons, is coming…
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Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)

Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” two weeks before the movie’s release.

The early showings for Prime members will take place at 3 p.m. local time on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. Members can buy up to 10 tickets per showing online at Amazon.com/HotelT with ticketing powered by Atom Tickets.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members on this monster vacation before anyone else,” said Elias Plishner, executive VP of worldwide digital marketing for Sony Pictures. “Summer vacation has officially started, and this movie will be a perfect way for families and friends to spend quality time together.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con

‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con
Just a couple days ago, we got a rundown of which movies would be heading to San Diego Comic-Con to show off the goods to the thousands of fans in attendance at one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world. While we got confirmation of some of the big movies that will be […]

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David Ayer to Direct Gritty Crime Thriller ‘Tax Collector’ Before ‘Bright 2’

Before he gets back to the dwarves, elves, and fairies of the Bright universe, David Ayer is going to get a little grittier with the indie crime thriller Tax Collector. Ayer wrote an will direct the thriller, which he plans to direct this summer in L.A. with Shia Labeouf and Bobby Soto set to star. Labeouf previously starred in Ayer’s war drama Fury. Deadline reports that Tax Collector harkens back to Ayer’s early films, like Training Day and End of Watch, but the plot details are being kept under wraps. The film is a co-production between …
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‘Superman’ and ‘Alien’ Title Designer Richard Alan Greenberg Dies at 71

‘Superman’ and ‘Alien’ Title Designer Richard Alan Greenberg Dies at 71
You may not have known the name Richard Alan Greenberg, but you almost certainly know his work. Greenberg was an Oscar-nominated effects artist who created memorable title sequences for films, including Alien and Superman. Greenberg died this week at the age of 71. In 1977, Richard Alan Greenberg and his brother Robert founded R/Greenberg Associates, designing film titles […]

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ on Track for $40 Million-Plus Opening

Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is heading for a solid domestic opening in the $40 million to $45 million range for the July 13-15 weekend, early tracking showed Thursday.

First estimates for Universal’s Dwayne Johnson action-thriller “Skyscraper” came in between $32 million and $40 million for the same period.

The first “Hotel Transylvania” opened with $42.5 million in North America in 2012 on its way to $358 million at the worldwide box office. In 2015, “Hotel Transylvania 2” launched with $48.4 million domestically and wound up with $473 million worldwide.

Amazon announced Thursday morning it’s offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. “Hotel Transylvania 3” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.

The film is directed by
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Peter Sarsgaard On The Possibilities Of ‘The Looming Tower’ Season Two

Peter Sarsgaard is one of those actors who is so accomplished that it’s a genuine surprise when you realize they haven’t earned an Oscar, Emmy or, in this case, a Tony Award nomination yet. That may change with his performance in Hulu’s critically acclaimed limited series (currently), “The Looming Tower.”

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Based on Lawrence Wright’s non-fiction novel, the 10-part program chronicled the events leading up to Sept.

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Johnny Depp: Rolling Stone Profile Latest Sign Actor Is PR Liability

Johnny Depp: Rolling Stone Profile Latest Sign Actor Is PR Liability
Johnny Depp’s bad boy persona used to help sell the movies he made. He was a real life Capt. Jack Sparrow, who could hit the press circuit armed with a few rococo anecdotes, delivered with a rock ‘n roll edge in between drags of freshly rolled cigarettes. His act was charming and his mystique undeniable.

No longer. A new Rolling Stone profile of the actor compares Depp’s current, debauched existence to Elvis’s last, drug-fueled days. It left readers and people in Hollywood alarmed with its portrayal of Depp, a 55-year old man, drinking goblet after goblet of vintage red wine, smoking hash, and, it is heavily implied, partaking in even stronger substances, all while cordoned off in a gated mansion that leaves him cut off from reality.

Studios still in business with the actor were poring over the profile this morning, assessing what — if any — fallout there would be from the piece.
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‘Daria’ Reboot Coming From New MTV Studios

MTV is going back to the drawing board with a Daria reboot as part of their new MTV Studios. The Daria reboot is one of several revivals MTV has planned, alongside The Real World and Aeon Flux. Everything old is new again! MTV previously announced an Aeon Flux reboot, and now they’re adding a Daria reboot as well. As you may […]

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DGA study highlights ‘outrageous’ lack of diversity

Research of 2017 releases reveals low representation among women and people of colour.

Directors Guild of America (DGA) president Thomas Schlamme has branded as “outrageous’ the lack of diversity highlighted in a new study published on Thursday (June 21) that dispels the myth of fairer representation in the independent space.

According to the research, a mere 16% of directors on 651 features released in 2017 were female. The pool of features spanned the gamut of budgets, including micro-budget projects with limited releases.

When the study looked at the 175 features that grossed $250,000 or more and were Us nationality, the proportion of female directors dropped 25% to 12%. That
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Claes Bang on His Villainous Turn in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo franchise has always been about the mystery. Since Stieg Larsson's introduced Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist in his 2005 novel, the investigative duo has been through the ringer in a series of mysteries, murders and conspiracies. So it's fitting that the latest on-screen adaptation, The Girl in the Spider's Web, is shrouded in mystery of its own. Adapted from the fourth book (which has never been brought to screen before), The Girl in the Spider's Web reinvents the saga on-screen once again, with Don't Breathe helmer Fede …
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David Poland Leaves Movie City News With Hopes of Working For ‘The Other Team’

Back in 2002, at a Melrose tea shop, David Poland, Jeffrey Wells, Nikki Finke (via speakerphone), and I met to discuss launching a joint online venture. We were all early online adopters who saw the future that freedom from print could bring.

We threw plenty of ideas around that afternoon, many of which wound up on our respective websites, and opted to go our separate ways. Jeff Wells is still publishing Hollywood Elsewhere; Finke wound up selling her Deadline Hollywood site to Jay Penske’s Pmc (which now owns IndieWire); I created the first blog at The Hollywood Reporter, Risky Business, followed by Thompson on Hollywood at Variety, which I took to IndieWire in 2009; and Poland founded Movie City News, which he is finally letting go.

In his Wednesday farewell The Hot Blog post, Poland tries to assess the changing media landscape that led to his desire “to work for the other team,
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‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Trailer: Netflix Continues Its Streak of Cute Teen Rom-Coms

With its recent streak of charming and sweet romantic comedies, Netflix has almost singlehandedly revived the dying genre. And that streak shows no sign of ending soon, with a sugary-sweet trailer for the Ya novel adaptation To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before. X-Men: Apocalypse star Lana Condor stars in this film, which follows an Asian-American high […]

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