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Ilana Glazer's False Positive Begins Shooting with Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan

Earlier this month we saw one-time comedian and Comedy Central star Jordan Peele continue on his journey to becoming one of the undisputed modern masters of horror with his doppelganger flick Us. And today we have word that fellow Comedy Central alumni and Broad City actress/creator Ilana Glazer may be looking to follow in Peele's footsteps with her upcoming horror movie False Positive. Glazer co-wrote the psychological horror film and will also produce for A24, and she will be joined in the cast by Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan as filming begins on Monday.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps.

For those who might not know, Ilana Glazer is most well known for creating the hit series Broad City. But the comedian, actress, writer has also starred in Lucia Aniello's Rough Night co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zo&#235 Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon; and Jonathan Levine's
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Stx promotes Llewellyn Radley, Rhiannon Harries as UK MD Andy Leyshon departs

‘Their expertise and energy will be a tremendous advantage for us as we continue to grow our film slate’

Stx Entertainment has promoted Llewellyn Radley to managing director, UK and executive vice-president, international, and Rhiannon Harries to COO, international.

Andy Leyshon is stepping down as Stx UK managing director at the end of the month after more than 20 years in the industry. He previously managed UK distribution at Universal Pictures.

In his newly created position, Radley will oversee all Stx’s direct distribution operations in the UK and Ireland and continue to be involved in the broader international business, including content evaluation and acquisitions.
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Blumhouse's Ma Gets Rated R for Being Violent and Disturbing

Blumhouse's Ma Gets Rated R for Being Violent and Disturbing
Blumhouse and director Tate Taylor will be unleashing their new psychological horror-thriller Ma starring Octavia Spencer this May. The trailer hit a few weeks back, and a ton of people I know are way too excited for the movie. As much as I'm glad to see Spencer take the lead in a horror-thriller, I thought it was going to be another disposable PG-13 movie for the teen crowd. But today it looks like we have word that the movie will not be a weak PG-13 thriller but in fact, an R-rated horror movie. Nice. Yes, the MPAA has just slapped the film with an R-rating for "violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use."

Violent and disturbing material, you say? I'm in. Language throughout and sexual content? Works for me. Teen drug and alcohol use? Meh. Makes me feel a bit icky. But still,
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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Secures Key Deals For Rocket Science At The Efm, Production Fast-Tracked

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Secures Key Deals For Rocket Science At The Efm, Production Fast-Tracked
Exclusive: Following a strong response from buyers, Aaron Sorkin’s starry drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is now being fast-tracked for an early summer start after pre-production was put on pause last December.

Rocket Science was selling the $30M-budgeted drama at the Efm in Berlin last week and closed significant pre-sales for France (Metropolitan), Spain & Latin America (Sun), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Japan (Hakuhodo), Benelux (Searchers), Canada (Vvs), Australia & New Zealand (Madman), Israel (United King), Greece & Cyprus (Odeon), Portugal (Lusomundo), Eastern Europe (Spi), Middle East (Front Row), Singapore (Shaws), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Hong Kong (Panorama), India (PVR) and Airlines & Ships (Echo Lake). Multiple were seven figure deals.

Sorkin’s meetings with distributors in Berlin proved a hit and significant deals are also percolating for U.S., UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Baltic States. Rocket Science reps international with CAA Media Finance repping U.S.

As we updated ahead of the Efm,
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Ma Trailer Shows Ocatvia Spencer Get Scary

David Crow Feb 13, 2019

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer seems delightful, but you should be wary of when her "Ma" invites you to her house...

Do you like to party? How much? That is a question some teenagers will be put to the test of answering during Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ new movie, Ma. In the movie, Tate Taylor reteams with his The Help star, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, in the most unlikely of horror movie scenarios about a nice-to-a-fault woman who will more than just buy booze for teenagers; she’ll let them use her basement for parties. But every party has its price.

In the film, teenager Maggie (Diana Silvers of Glass) is the new kid at school in a small Ohio town. So to impress the other teens, she asks a stranger to help buy them some alcohol from the local grocery store. That stranger is Sue Ann
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‘Ma’ Trailer: Octavia Spencer Unleashes Her Evil Side in Blumhouse Chiller

‘Ma’ Trailer: Octavia Spencer Unleashes Her Evil Side in Blumhouse Chiller
Octavia Spencer is channeling her inner Annie Wilkes in the first trailer for “Ma.” The latest horror release from Blumhouse Productions, “Ma” stars the Oscar-winning actress as a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers and allows them to throw a party at her house. The teens think they’ve lucked out, but little do they know their new host has other plans in store for them.

“Ma” marks a reunion between Spencer and director and co-writer Tate Taylor, who previously directed the actress to her Oscar win for “The Help.” Taylor’s other notable directorial efforts include the Chadwick Boseman-starring James Brown biopic “Get On Up” (which also starred Spencer) and “The Girl on the Train,” led by Emily Blunt. “Ma” is Taylor’s first psychological horror movie. The director is next teaming with Jessica Chastain for the action thriller “Eve.”

While Spencer is one of the
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Larry Brand Dies: Filmmaker And ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Writer Was 69

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Larry Brand Dies: Filmmaker And ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Writer Was 69
Larry Brand, a writer-director whose credits include Halloween: Resurrection and several Roger Corman films, died peacefully February 9 at his home in Hollywood. He was 69.

Brand was born in New York City on December 16, 1949. He grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens and attended City College in New York before making his way to Los Angeles in 1974. His first job in the film industry was as driver and production assistant to the legendary Orson Welles. Brand wrote his first feature film, the psychological thriller Backfire with frequent collaborator Rebecca Reynolds. From there, he expanded his skills in directing and acting. He collaborated with indie film producer Roger Corman on movies including The Drifter, Masque of the Red Death and Overexposed.

He continued his indie streak with award-winning films such as Paranoia and Christina. He also had a hand in studio productions such as Hard Luck starring Wesley Snipes as
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Hot Berlin Pic: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Chicago 7’ Adds Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Heads To Market Before Summer Shoot

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Hot Berlin Pic: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Chicago 7’ Adds Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Heads To Market Before Summer Shoot
Exclusive: After pre-production was put on pause in December, we can reveal that Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is now heading to market with an all star cast including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Majors and Alex Sharp.

Rocket Science has boarded international sales and CAA will handle U.S. with shoot now slated for late summer. The anticipated project instantly becomes a red-hot prospect at the Efm next week and its revival in the open market should be a major boon for buyers.

Based on Oscar-winner Sorkin’s screenplay, The Social Network and West Wing scribe will also direct the film which is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The story is set in 1968 and 1969, but speaks
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Second Opinion – Serenity (2019)

Serenity, 2019

Directed by Steven Knight.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Jeremy Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Diane Lane.

Synopsis:

Nothing is as it seems in the small fishing town of Plymouth. Even a dull day of fishing turns out to be something much darker. Boat captain Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is torn between two vastly different choices, catching the monster tuna or kill his ex’s new abusive husband. Both options have an outcome you’d never see coming!

If you sat me down before Serenity and told me to guess the ending of the film, it would be nearly impossible to predict the insanity that is this story. While more complicated and confusing movies exist, the out-of-no-where twist in Serenity is indeed a sight to behold as it will take everyone by shock. Before the second act is complete, the film goes from a subtle thriller in vain
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Emily Blunt is the 2nd performer to get double-snubbed by the Oscars after double SAG Awards nominations

Emily Blunt is the 2nd performer to get double-snubbed by the Oscars after double SAG Awards nominations
Poor Emily Blunt. After a stellar 2018 and earning Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for “Mary Poppins Returns” and “A Quiet Place,” she failed to get an Oscar nomination Tuesday for either, becoming just the second double SAG nominee to go 0-2 with the academy.

Blunt follows in the dubious footsteps of Helen Mirren, who didn’t convert her SAG Awards bids for her 2015 films “Woman in Gold” and “Trumbo” into Oscar nominations. But at least Mirren was already a four-time Oscar nominee and a one-time winner; Blunt is still waiting for her maiden bid.

See Oscar nominations: Full list of nominees

The stats were on Blunt’s side. This was the 10th time a performer received two individual SAG Awards nominations. Besides Mirren, the other eight are:

1. Julianne Moore (1999): “The End of the Affair,” “Magnolia

2. Judi Dench (2001): “Iris,” “The Shipping News

3. Julianne Moore (2002): “Far From Heaven,” “The Hours
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Emily Blunt In "A Quiet Place"

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Take another look at actress Emily Blunt ("A Quiet Place") posing for photographer Craig McDean:

Blunt made her professional film debut in the 2003 TV film "Boudica", then portrayed 'Catherine Howard' in the miniseries "Henry VIII".

Her performance in the 2004 drama "My Summer of Love" earned her an 'Evening Standard British Film Award'. For her performance in the TV film "Gideon's Daughter" (2006) she received a 'Golden Globe' award for Best Supporting Actress.

For her role in "The Devil Wears Prada", she received a 'Golden Globe' nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a nomination for a 'BAFTA' award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

In 2009, she starred in "The Young Victoria", co-starred in the crime caper comedy "Wild Target', followed by "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), "Looper" (2012), and "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014).

In 2016, Blunt starred in the fantasy-action film "The Huntsman: Winter's War" and "The Girl on the Train". In
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Viola Davis (‘Widows’) could still pull off an Oscar heist after BAFTA surprise

Viola Davis (‘Widows’) could still pull off an Oscar heist after BAFTA surprise
Viola Davis looked like a top Oscar contender early in the fall for “Widows,” in which she leads a group of women forced to pick up where their dead husbands left off by committing a daring heist. But snubs from precursor events like the Golden Globes and SAG Awards caused the film to sink in our Oscar odds. It looked like the industry just might not be that into the heist drama, but then it pulled off a heist of its own at the BAFTA Awards, earning Davis the Best Actress nomination that had eluded her at other events. Could she swipe an Oscar nom after all?

Widows” looked like an ideal awards contender on paper. Not only did it star Oscar winner Davis, it was also directed by Steve McQueen, whose last film, “12 Years a Slave” (2013), won Best Picture. In addition, it had a prestigious ensemble cast including Daniel Kaluuya,
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Disney in early stages of Mary Poppins Returns sequel

Well, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait 54 years for another Mary Poppins outing, as Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca have confirmed that Disney is already working on a follow-up to December’s Emily Blunt-headlined sequel.

“It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine,” Marshall tells The Sun. “That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know… If there’s a great character and story to tell, why not?”

Producer DeLuca also stated that Emily Blunt is keen on a return as the magical nanny, adding: “Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen.”

Mary Poppins Returns has grossed over $262 million at
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Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63

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Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63
Gregg Rudloff, a three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer and seven-time nominee whose career spanned more than 35 years, has died in Los Angeles. He was 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is treating his death as a possible suicide.

“It was reported to us possibly as a suicide,” a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office told Deadline. “His body was found at his residence in Sherman Oaks on January 6. A call was made, and during the call it was reported as a possible suicide. We won’t know for sure until the autopsy is completed.”

Rudloff, who was one of the film industry’s most prolific and honored soundmen, won Academy Awards for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). He also was Oscar-nominated four other times — for American Sniper, Argo, Flags of Our Fathers and The Perfect Storm — and won a 1986 Emmy for sound mixing An Early Frost.

A
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Vale Gregg Rudloff, Oscar-winning sound maven

David White with Gregg Rudloff at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Gregg Rudloff, a multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer who worked on Mad Max: Fury Road, The Lego Movie and The Matrix franchise, has died in Los Angeles. He was 63.

The Us-born sound guru followed in the footsteps of his father Tex Rudloff, an Oscar nominee for The Buddy Holly Story in 1978.

Among his most recent credits were The Other Side of the Wind, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, The Foreigner, Molly’s Game, Death Note and Fences.

He won best sound Academy Awards for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, shared with Chris Jenkins and Ben Osmo; The Matrix, shared with John T. Reitz, David E. Campbell and David Lee; and Glory, shared with Donald O. Mitchell, Elliot Tyson and Russell Williams II.

Miller tells If: “Only those privileged to work closely with Gregg Rudloff would know the mastery and brilliance of his work.
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #38. Farewell to the Night (L’Adieu a la nuit) – André Téchiné

Farewell to the Night (L’Adieu a la nuit)

French auteur André Téchiné reunites with Catherine Deneuve for the eighth time with Farewell to the Night (L’Adieu a la nuit), which is also being called Les enemies (Enemies). This follows Hotel America; Scene of the Crime; My Favorite Season; Thieves; Changing Times; The Girl on the Train; In the Name of My Daughter. Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films and co-produced by Arte France Cinema, Techine also reunites with his Being 17 (2016) star Kacey Mottet-Klein with a supporting cast including Oulaya Amamra (Divines) and Kamel Labroudi (Apaches).…
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Watch out Lady Gaga, here’s how Emily Blunt could win Best Actress Oscar for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

We often talk about performers needing a path to Oscar glory – a viable series of events that will include hitting marks of precursors and picking up momentum. If so and so wins at the Globes, and this person surprises at SAG and someone else is snubbed for Ensemble… etc etc. It’s this theory that forms the basis of a lot of our predictions.

And the path for a certain Best Actress contender is becoming ever clearer, with Emily Blunt now a real contender to edge out the current frontrunners Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”), Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). Below, we map out Blunt’s pathway to the Oscar podium.

Step 1: She wins at the Golden Globes

This is a real possibility. Currently, Colman sits atop our odds charts for Best Comedy/Musical Actress but she stars in “The Favourite,” which is really,
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Fox Orders Tate Taylor Southern Drama Pilot ‘Filthy Rich’ From Imagine & 20th TV

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Exclusive: Fox has given a pilot order to Filthy Rich, a soapy drama from The Help writer-director Tate Taylor, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox TV.

This marks the first greenlight decision since AMC President and Gm Charlie Collier took the reins of the broadcast network as Fox CEO of Entertainment last month. I hear Collier, a big fan of Taylor’s work, committed to a pilot order in the room as he and Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn recently met with Taylor and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer.

Filthy Rich also marks the fourth early pilot order for 20th TV, which is getting a head start on pilot season 2019. The studio, which is preparing for a move from Fox to Disney, also has pilot orders at CBS for drama Surveillance starring Sophia Bush and at ABC for an NYPD Blue sequel and comedy Happy Accident.

Written and to be
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Amy Adams has the best chance of going 2-for-2 at the SAG Awards, readers say

Amy Adams has the best chance of going 2-for-2 at the SAG Awards, readers say
Amy Adams better start doing some bicep curls because you think she’ll have her hands full at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. In a recent poll, a whopping 85 percent of our readers say Adams has the best shot at converting her two individual nominations into wins.

Adams has film and TV bids for her supporting turn in “Vice” and her starring role in the HBO limited series “Sharp Objects,” respectively. She’s the early odds-on favorite in both races, so if she goes 2-for-2, she’d be the third person to take home two individual statuettes in one night. The first two were Helen Mirren, who won for “The Queen” (2006) and the miniseries “Elizabeth I,” and Idris Elba, who prevailed for “Beasts of No Nation” (2015) and “Luther.”

Adams, who has an ensemble award for “American Hustle” (2013), is up against the two other double individual nominees in the film supporting actress race,
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Emily Blunt's Best Roles Prove She's Practically Perfect in Every Way

Emily Blunt's Best Roles Prove She's Practically Perfect in Every Way
Emily Blunt is practically perfect in every way—and she's got the nominations to prove it. The 35-year-old actress has already scored several nods this award show season for her performance in Mary Poppins Returns—the sequel to Disney's 1964 original. So far, she's received Critics' Choice, Golden Globes and SAG Awards nods for her role as the magical nanny. Of course, this isn't her first highly acclaimed role. Over the years, she's starred in a number of popular films, including A Quiet Place, The Girl on the Train and The Devil Wears Prada. "The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does," her husband John...
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