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Robert Pattinson Almost Certainly Set to Play The Batman

We have been hearing the rumors circling around Robert Pattinson potentially playing Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves iteration, The Batman, and it looks like final negotiations are currently going down. Multiple sources are reporting that Pattinson pretty much has the role in the bag, and others are noting that Nicholas Hoult still has his hat in the ring, although the most buzz has been surrounding Pattinson.

Reeves took up the responsibility of director over two years ago, leaving fans wondering when we would actually get to see this film. And although we have known for a while that Ben Affleck was ready to hang up the cowl, we have been on pins and needles waiting for our new caped crusader.

The Batman is currently in development, and is expected to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

Will you be happy if Pattinson takes over as the Dark Knight? Would you prefer Hoult,
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Celebrate The Month Of May With Zombie Awareness Month And The Dead Don’T Die

May Is Zombie Awareness Month! Who knew? You can celebrate with a feast of films about the undead including Night Of The Living Dead, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Overlord, Zombieland, Warm Bodies and Shaun Of The Dead just to name a few.

Prepare Yourself for the latest zombie flick The Dead Don’T Die with a “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” spot and four new Character Posters.

The Dead Don’T Die – the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits.

Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film hits theaters on June 14th.

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Zom-com Warm Bodies in development as TV series

Lionsgate has closed a deal with writer-director Jonathan Levine and his new Megamix production company to begin development on a TV adaptation of his 2013 zombie rom-com Warm Bodies, THR has revealed.

Based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name, Warm Bodies explored the unlikely romantic relationship between Julie (Teresa Palmer) and a zombie called R (Nicholas Hoult). The film, which also starred Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton and John Malkovich, proved to be a success at the box office, grossing $117 million worldwide from a budget of $35 million.

The Warm Bodies TV series is being developed as part of a first-look deal between Lionsgate and Megamix, which Levine is running with former Lionsgate and Fox 2000 executive Gillian Bohre.

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Filmmaker Jonathan Levine To Develop ‘Warm Bodies’ TV Series For Lionsgate

Filmmaker Jonathan Levine To Develop ‘Warm Bodies’ TV Series For Lionsgate
After ten years of “The Walking Dead” and countless other zombie films and TV series, it’s fair to say we’ve reached zombie oversaturation and fatigue. But even with ‘Walking Dead’ receiving record-low ratings in recent years, Hollywood is still milking the horror subgenre for all its worth — a sequel to “Zombieland” and Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” are just two of the recent high-profile projects in the works.

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Why ‘Long Shot’ Director Jonathan Levine Passed on ‘Spider-Man’ For More Studio Comedies

Why ‘Long Shot’ Director Jonathan Levine Passed on ‘Spider-Man’ For More Studio Comedies
It’s a familiar enough pattern: a rising director helms one or two well-received indie films that hit big on the festival circuit, gets enough attention to hit up Hollywood, and signs on for a blockbuster feature or two. From Ryan Coogler to Chloe Zhao, it’s no longer news when a filmmaker jumps from Sundance to Marvel. But when filmmaker Jonathan Levine was in the mix to direct the latest iteration of “Spider-Man” after his well-reviewed festival hits “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and “The Wackness,” the director passed on the opportunity to take a different path: directing studio comedies.

Though Levine recently told IndieWire he interviewed “a few times” for the latest cinematic incarnation of “Spider-Man” — in 2015, he was rumored to be on a short list with other filmmakers like Ted Melfi and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, before the gig went to Jon Watts
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Movie Review – Long Shot (2019)

Long Shot, 2019.

Directed by Jonathan Levine.

Starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård, Lisa Kudrow, Paul Scheer, Kurt Braunohler, Randall Park, Claudia O’Doherty, Lil Yachty, Gabrielle Graham, Tristan D. Lalla, Aladeen Tawfeek, and Boyz II Men.

Synopsis:

When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Seth Rogen as a political campaign speech punch-up writer delivers the amusing shenanigans one would expect, but Long Shot is more than broad humorous lowbrow humor thanks to Charlize Theron’s portrayal of fictional Secretary of State Charlotte Field and her massive ambitious undertaking to become the first female President of the United States, running on the platform
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‘Warm Bodies’ Series in Development As Part of Lionsgate’s New Deal with Jonathan Levine

‘Warm Bodies’ Series in Development As Part of Lionsgate’s New Deal with Jonathan Levine
Remember Warm Bodies? It was the original zomcom, focusing on Nichols Hoult as a zombie known only as “R,” who is slowly becoming more self-aware and less undead-like. When he encounters a living girl (Teresa Palmer) from a nearby group of survivors, she’s the only one who sees that some of the zombies seem to […]

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Ex-Lionsgate Chief Erik Feig Launches Funded Production Shingle Picturestart; Warner Bros, Endeavor Content, Bron Key Backers

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Breaking: Former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig has launched Picturestart, a media company that has a broad range of funding to create, co-finance, and producen what he calls “discovery of voice” content across multiple platforms. He’s got deals from Warner Bros, Nordic Entertainment Group, Scholastic and Endeavor Content to see it through.

What’s “discovery of voice” storytelling? The phrase is meant to speak not just to youth culture but to a broader sense and purpose of establishing identity and telling diverse stories with diverse creatives..

Picturestart is backed by:

* Warner Bros. Pictures, which has ponied up a significant equity investment and a first look deal to co-develop and cofinance with Picturestart films it will distribute. .

* Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group), the Nordic company that has put up an equity investment and will get first look on Nordic rights to select Picturestart TV productions as part of its equity investment

*Scholastic,
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The Zombie Film Warm Bodies is Getting a New Series From Director Jonathan Levine

Good news for fans of the zombie romcom Warm Bodies, the 2013 movie that told the story of R, a zombie played by Nicholas Hoult, who is living a fairly empty life until he encounters a living girl (Teresa Palmer) who catches his eye and makes him feel more alive than he has in ages.

It’s a cute and funny movie that I really enjoyed, so I was happy to hear that director Jonathan Levine has signed a first look deal with Lionsgate that includes both movies and TV, and will include a series based on the movie Warm Bodies.

Levine has launched the production banner Megamix with former Lionsgate executive Gillian Bohrer, who worked with Levine on Warm Bodies as well as other films that include the Twilight series, La La Land, and Wonder.

There’s no word as of yet whether they will get the original cast back,
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Long Shot Review

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are an improbable couple in a confused political rom-com.

In Long Shot, Seth Rogen plays Fred Flarsky, an idealistic, crusading journalist who works for an independent newspaper called the Brooklyn Advocate. When Flarsky learns that the paper is going to be sold to Parker Wembley and Wembley’s nefarious media conglomerate (a thinly disguised stand-in for Fox News), he quits--and finds himself unable to land any other work.

Through a meet-cute-by-falling-down-a-flight-of-stairs at a party, Fred runs into Secretary of State Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), who was once his neighbor and babysitter a long time ago. The two get reacquainted and, after reading some of his work online, Charlotte decides that she wants to hire Fred to “punch up” some of her speeches--her political team has ascertained that she needs to be funnier if she wants to make a planned run at the presidency. As she
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Film News Roundup: Jonathan Levine Inks First-Look Deal With Lionsgate

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In today’s film news roundup, Sony Pictures Classics announces the release date for “Pain & Glory” and Jonathan Levine enters a first-look deal with Lionsgate.

Release Date

Sony Pictures Classics announced it will release Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film “Pain & Glory” in the U.S. on Oct. 4, 2019. The feature will also be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival and was released in Spain on March 22.

Antonio Banderas stars in the feature as Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline attempting to recover and recount his past. Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Raúl Arévalo, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano round out the cast of the Spanish drama, written and directed by Almodóvar.

Deals

Lionsgate has inked a first-look deal with filmmaker Jonathan Levine ahead of the release of his comedy “Long Shot” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron on May 3. His new production company, Megamix, will
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Long Shot | Review

It Happened One Election: Levine Finds Levity in Winning Political Rom-Com

While it arguably doesn’t go for broke and can’t quite shake the well-grooved predictability of its age-old formula, there’s much to admire and appreciate in Jonathan Levine’s biggest gamble to date with the aptly named Long Shot. Surfing in on its concept of trenchant unlikelihood, beginning with the pairing of its ‘mismatched’ leads and land-mine of topical political subtexts, a disarming script from Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling (“Girls”) is a smartly retrofitted portrait of the underdog.…
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Lionsgate signs first-look deal with 'Long Shot' director Jonathan Levine

Filmmaker’s Megamix to be based at Santa Monica studio.

Lionsgate has signed a first-look film and television deal with Jonathan Levine, the director of SXSW hit Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron that opens this weekend through Lionsgate-Summit.

Levine and business partner partner Gillian Bohrer will house their new production company Megamix at Lionsgate in Santa Monica. Lionsgate will work with Megamix to develop a range of film and television projects. Lionsgate Televison is already developing a series with Megamix based on Levine’s feature Warm Bodies, which Lionsgate released in 2013.

The filmmaker has a long history
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Jonathan Levine Inks First-Look Deal With Lionsgate, Sets 'Warm Bodies' TV Series

Jonathan Levine Inks First-Look Deal With Lionsgate, Sets 'Warm Bodies' TV Series
Director Jonathan Levine, whose latest film, Long Shot, hits theaters this weekend, has launched the production banner Megamix and signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate.

Under the pact, which encompasses both film and TV, Megamix has begun development on a series based on Levine’s 2013 feature Warm Bodies, which was released by Lionsgate.

Levine will run Megamix with former Lionsgate exec Gillian Bohrer, who worked with the helmer on Warm Bodies as well as other studio projects including the Twilight series, La La Land and Wonder. She most recently served as executive vp production at the now-shuttered Fox 2000.

Joining Levine and ...
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Analeigh Tipton Inks With ICM Partners

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Analeigh Tipton Inks With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Analeigh Tipton has signed with ICM Partners. The move comes after she recently toplined last year’s indie thriller Broken Star, opposite Tyler Labine.

The actor broke out playing a babysitter with a crush on Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love in 2011. She later starred in ABC’s romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story, which didn’t make it a full season after it debuted in 2014.

More recently, Tipton’s credits include James Franco’s John Steinbeck adaptation In Dubious Battle, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2016, and Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits, which bowed at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In between, she starred opposite J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch in All Nighter.

Her other TV credits include HBO’s Hung, and films including Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Mississippi Grind, Two Night Stand, Warm Bodies and Luc Besson’s Lucy.

She remains repped by Mosaic and McKuin Frankel Whitehead Llp.
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A Discovery of Witches' Teresa Palmer on Damsels in Distress, Saving Matthew Goode, and Season 2

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A Discovery of Witches' Teresa Palmer on Damsels in Distress, Saving Matthew Goode, and Season 2
In the year 2019, a show about vampires, witches, and/or demons might not sound like it's breaking any new ground. But BBC America's A Discovery of Witches, which is an adaptation of the first book in Deborah Harkness's bestselling All Souls trilogy, manages to give its female protagonist agency in a way that other series in the same supernatural space have historically struggled with.

Leading the show is Teresa Palmer, whose acting talents have lit up everything from war dramas (Hacksaw Ridge) to horror films (Lights Out) to zombie comedies (Warm Bodies). The Australian star brings her irresistible magnetism to A Discovery of Witches' heroine Diana, a Yale professor visiting Oxford (who is also a reluctant witch) who accidentally unlocks an important, enchanted manuscript in the school's library that leads her onto the path of a handsome, centuries-old vampire named Matthew (The Crown's Matthew Goode). It's
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A Discovery of Witches' Teresa Palmer on Damsels in Distress, Saving Matthew Goode, and Season 2

In the year 2019, a show about vampires, witches, and/or demons might not sound like it's breaking any new ground. But BBC America's A Discovery of Witches, which is an adaptation of the first book in Deborah Harkness's bestselling All Souls trilogy, manages to give its female protagonist agency in a way that other series in the same supernatural space have historically struggled with.

Leading the show is Teresa Palmer, whose acting talents have lit up everything from war dramas (Hacksaw Ridge) to horror films (Lights Out) to zombie comedies (Warm Bodies). The Australian star brings her irresistible magnetism to A Discovery of Witches' heroine Diana, a Yale professor visiting Oxford (who is also a reluctant witch) who accidentally unlocks an important, enchanted manuscript in the school's library that leads her onto the path of a handsome, centuries-old vampire named Matthew (The Crown's Matthew Goode). It's
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Producers Blye Faust & Cori Shepherd Stern Launch Based On Media

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Producers Blye Faust & Cori Shepherd Stern Launch Based On Media
Exclusive: Oscar-winning Spotlight producer Blye Faust and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning producer Cori Shepherd Stern are launching the film, TV, and new media production company Based on Media.

In line with their previous work, Based On will focus on powerful, elevated entertainment that is both commercially and socially relevant – with a strong emphasis on series development and production. Current Based On project partners include Fox Searchlight, Participant Media, Focus Features, and FX, among others.

Based On is also committed to amplifying riveting investigative journalism through scripted series, films, and podcasts – and counts a range of Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists as sources and project partners. Notable announced projects include geopolitical thriller feature Trading in Starvation with Smokehouse, Rocklin Entertainment and Focus Features, based on reporting from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

The company is also currently in production on several documentaries directed by such filmmakers as Gabriela Cowperthwaite
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A Discovery of Witches Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Ashml 782

It's entirely possible you've already seen this romantic supernatural series tinged with mystery and suspense.

A Discovery of Witches Season 1 Episode 1 first aired internationally. For the United States, I saw the premiere at Nycc this past October before it first appeared on Sundance Now and Shudder.

Finally, those of you who aren't nimble enough to find all of the good stuff on streaming services outside Netflix and Hulu can feast your eyes on the fiery relationship between a witch and vampire.

If you've read the books in the All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, then you're probably already familiar with this story, and you most likely have already watched it once or twice.

Author Deborah Harkness managed to write a romantic storyline between a witch and a vampire that didn't feel like all of the other similar material out there.
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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Trailer: Jim Jarmusch Takes On The Zombie Genre With Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton & More

At the beginning of the decade, the undead saw an unexpected burst of on-screen popularity, with the release of key zombie movies like “Zombieland,” “Warm Bodies,” and “World War Z.” At the same time, we had the television premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which may be the defining piece of zombie media of the last 10 years. Since then, movies featuring the living dead have largely died off.

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