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You’ve Got Red on You: Us and the Jumpsuit Question

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Clearly Us (2019) director Jordan Peele is as interested in the craft of costume as a tool for storytelling as any means available to him. Peele’s costume designer for his film, Kym Barrett, is highly proficient, a veteran, with such memorable titles as Romeo and Juliet (1996), The Matrix (1999) and The Nice Guys (2016) under her belt. Her contribution is specific and considered – the ‘cut like’ jagged edges in Lupita Nyong’o’s blood soaked attire as Adelaide testament to Barrett’s knowledge of the subtle communication costume can achieve. It is, then, somewhat of a shame that Peele insists on everything in his story being so literal that we as an audience are actually given too many answers when much could be left open to interpretation.

Really, we come to learn everything we ever need to know about The Tethered: who created them, how they lived, why they cannot form words,
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James Franco’s ‘The Pretenders’ Lands At Cleopatra Entertainment

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Exclusive: Cleopatra Entertainment has secured the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to The Pretenders, an indie drama directed by James Franco. The drama, written by Josh Boone, stars Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal), Brian Cox (X2: X-Men United), Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Juno Temple (Maleficent), as well as Franco.

Cleopatra will release the pic in theaters this summer before its VOD roll-out mid to late summer, and a home entertainment release for the fall

The plot follows French New Wave-obsessed film student, Terry, who finds his muse in mysterious and beguiling actress, Catherine. Both Terry and his best friend, Phil, fall under the spell of this beautiful woman. But they soon realize that the more time they spend with her, the more enigmatic she becomes. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage,
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‘The Sinner’ Gets a Season 3 – and Matt Bomer – From USA

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‘The Sinner’ Gets a Season 3 – and Matt Bomer – From USA
USA has renewed “The Sinner” for a third season with Matt Bomer coming aboard to star opposite Bill Pullman.

The third season follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.

Bomer will play Jamie, an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of an accident.

Also Read: 'Doom Patrol' Ep Tells Us Why the DC Comics Superhero Team is a Misfit 'Justice League'

The first two seasons starred Jessica Biel and Carrie Coon, respectively, with Pullman’s Detective Ambrose appearing in both. Derek Simonds will return as showrunner and executive producer, with Biel, Michelle Purple, Charlie Gogolak and Willie Reale as executive producers. Adam Bernstein
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"The Sinner" Renewed for Season 3 at USA Network, Matt Bomer Joins in Major Role

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The Sinner” has officially been picked up for a third season, with Matt Bomer set to join the show starring opposite series lead Bill Pullman.

The third season follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.

Bomer will play Jamie, an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of an accident. The role marks a homecoming for Bomer, who received one of the breakout roles of his career when he starred in the USA series “White Collar” for six seasons beginning in 2009. He has gone on to star in shows like “American Horror Story,” “The Last Tycoon,” and “Doom Patrol,” the last of which currently airs on DC Universe.
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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Baby Driver’, But With Richard Nixon

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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Baby Driver’, But With Richard Nixon
The fast-paced, somewhat goofy Finding Steve McQueen trailer makes this heist comedy look like a weird hybrid of Baby Driver, The Old Man and the Gun and The Nice Guys. Except…it doesn’t look as good as any of those films. But any movie with William Fichtner can’t be all bad! Despite the title, this doesn’t have anything to do with […]

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Berlin: Film Mode Strikes Deals on 'Crypto,' 'Burn' (Exclusive)

Berlin: Film Mode Strikes Deals on 'Crypto,' 'Burn' (Exclusive)
Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment has landed a number of deals on its thrillers Crypto and Burn.

Crypto stars Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds, The Nice Guys), Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilmore Girls), Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jeremie Harris (Legion) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men). The film, directed by John Stalberg, Jr., was written by Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio, based on an original story by Jeffrey Ingber, and produced by Yale ProductionsJordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, along with David Frigerio.

The film — which had already sold to Grindstone for the U.S. — added Feel ...
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Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley & Director Tim Sutton Reteam For ‘The Chain’; Voltage Pictures Boards Foreign Sales – Efm

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Exclusive: Voltage Pictures has boarded international sales on Tim Sutton’s upcoming thriller The Chain, which reunites the filmmaker with his Donnybrook stars Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley. Both stars are in talks to join in addition to Colette‘s Denise Gough and Captain America: Civil War‘s Sebastian Stan.

Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter announced the news today.

The Chain, which Sutton adapted from Tobias Wolff’s award-winning short story of the same name, follows the story of a man’s daughter who is viciously attacked by a dog, setting off a chain of events that ends in unspeakable tragedy. This is the second feature-length adaption of Wolff’s literary work; his memoir This Boy’s Life was adapted into the hit feature film of the same name starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Barkin. Production on The Chain will start in April.

Producers are Rumble Films’ David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox. Deckter negotiated the deal with Jon Shiffman COO/CFO of Rumble Films on behalf of the producers. UTA will rep North American rights. Rumble Films also produced Sutton’s bare-knuckle pugilist pic Donnybrook which made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival’s Platform Section, won the 2018 Fantastic Fest main competition and will be released by IFC Films in 2019.

“The incomparable Tobias Wolff is one of my favorite authors and we’re even bigger fans of Jamie Bell since working with him on the powerful feature Skin,” said Deckter. “We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at Rumble Films to bring Tim Sutton’s adaptation to audiences around the world. It ticks all the boxes for a strong, international commercial contender so we could not be happier to be representing The Chain,” Deckter continued.

The Chain is the latest film to be added to Voltage’s production and sales slate for Berlin. The company recently announced its new production Blackwing from writer David Loughery and its worldwide representation of the social media thriller Follow Me.

Bell who first rose to prominence in his debut role in Billy Elliot, most recently played Bryon Widner in Guy Nattiv’s skinhead redemption drama Skin, which won the Fipresci prize at Toronto and is set to open in the Panorama section at this year’s Berlin. He is repped by UTA and Artists Independent Management.

Two-time Olivier Award-winning actress Denise Gough’s film credits include Bleecker Street Media’s Colette opposite Keira Knightley and Dominic West and Lionsgate’s Juliet, Naked opposite Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd. Gough was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play at the 2018 Tony Awards for her role in Angels in America. She recently wrapped Monday and can next be seen in 20th Century Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King, which is currently in release. Gough is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group.

Stan’s credits include Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and I, Tonya. Most recently, Stan starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer. He is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artist Management.

Qualley is best known for her role as Jill Garvey on the HBO series The Leftovers. Her film credits include Shane Black’s The Nice Guys and Maggie Bett’s Novitiate. Qualley will next star in the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon opposite Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, premiering in the spring. She is repped by UTA and Management 360.
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Things Get Out of Control in This Trailer For The Black Metal Film Lords Of Chaos with Rory Culkin

The first trailer has been released for a new film called Lords of Chaos, which is set during the uprising of the Norwegian Black Metal scene. As you’ll see, things get completely out of control.

Lords of Chaos follows a teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s and it results in a very violent outcome. This is the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and "its most notorious practitioners — a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning, and murder: Mayhem.”

The movie was directed by Jonas Åkerlund (Polar) and it’s based on the 1998 non-fiction book of the same name written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind.

The movie stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, and Valter Skarsgård.

The film will open in theaters on February 8, 2019, and On Demand on February 22.
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Netflix's Io Trailer Has Anthony Mackie Racing to Leave a Wrecked Earth

Scientists predicted what would happen, but it was too late. The earth has been devastated, and one lone survivor is still stuck on the planet. Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the sci-fi thriller Io. And we get a new poster for this post-apocalyptic devastator as well.

Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth's survival.

Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie are joined by the acclaimed actor Danny Huston in Io, which
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“Our Future is Not on Earth” in Trailer for New Sci-Fi Movie Io, Coming to Netflix on January 18th

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"Save earth or leave it." That's the statement that perhaps many humans have pondered as a predicament people will face in the distant future, but it's the immediate reality for two survivors on a dying Earth in the trailer for Io, coming to Netflix on January 18th.

"Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston will headline the character-driven science fiction film Io. The project, which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writers Lab and the Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum, will be helmed by Jonathan Helpert (House of Time) from an original script by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano (Embers) and Will Basanta (Jess + Moss). Berman and Rister will produce Io for Mandalay Pictures and Untitled Entertainment respectively. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.

The film tells the story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Qualley will play Sam Walden,
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‘Io’ Trailer: Margaret Qualley & Anthony Mackie Are The Last Survivors Of A Poisoned Earth

Tada! Yet another Netflix movie you didn’t know existed until just a few short weeks before it premieres! While about post-cataclysmic Earth, and high concept, “Io” is a character-driven science fiction film and tells the story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. It also sounds environmentally timely and perhaps the dark side of climate change. The film stars Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston.

Continue reading ‘Io’ Trailer: Margaret Qualley & Anthony Mackie Are The Last Survivors Of A Poisoned Earth at The Playlist.
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Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Adds Lois Smith (Exclusive)

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Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Adds Lois Smith (Exclusive)
Lois Smith has joined the cast of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Variety has learned.

It continues a late-career resurgence for the 88-year-old stage and screen actress. Smith was nominated for a Gotham and Independent Spirit Award for her work in last year’s “Marjorie Prime,” a role that garnered her some of the best reviews of her career. She also appeared in the Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird.”

Smith will play an unspecified supporting role and joins an ensemble that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and her “Lady Bird” co-star Timothee Chalamet. Filming is reportedly already underway.

The French Dispatch” is set in Paris during the 1950s and follows a group of journalists at an American newspaper bureau. Anderson will write and direct the movie, which is his first live-action film since 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Scott Rudin will produce the movie.
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FX’s "Fosse/Verdon" Sets Main Cast; Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley Join as Series Regulars

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FX has set the main cast for the eight-episode limited series “Fosse/Verdon,” Variety has learned.

The series is based on the biography “Fosse” written by Sam Wasson and tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams).

Norbert Leo Butz has been cast in the series regular role of Paddy Chayefsky, while Margaret Qually will appear in the series regular role of Ann Reinking.

In addition, the following people have been cast in recurring roles: Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as Neil Simon, Susan Misner as Joan McCracken, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Evan Handler as Hal Prince, Rick Holmes as Fred Weaver, Paul Reiser as Cy Feuer, Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, Byron Jennings as George Abbott, and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.

Butz is currently starring on Broadway in “My Fair Lady
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CAA Hires Former EuropaCorp USA Exec Federica Sainte-Rose To Media Finance Team

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CAA has hired former EuropaCorp USA executive Federica Sainte-Rose as an agent in its Media Finance department.

At EuropaCorp, Sainte-Rose served as Head of Worldwide Acquisitions & Co-Productions, a division she launched for the independent French studio. During her four-year tenure with the company, she acquired and oversaw such titles as Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, John Madden’s Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain, James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and The Old Man And The Gun starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek.

Prior to EuropaCorp USA, Sainte-Rose was Director Of Worldwide Acquisitions for Universal Pictures, sourcing projects for the studio and Focus Features. She previously worked at StudioCanal, where she led the acquisition of such films as Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Lining Playbook.

CAA’s Media Finance group Afm slate includes George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing and Ana Lily Amirpour’s Blood Moon.
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Ryan Gosling movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘La La Land,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Half Nelson’

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Full disclosure. Many years ago, I worked at the Disney Channel at the time producers were casting a revival of the kids show “The Mickey Mouse Club.” I don’t know who did the selection of the cast members, but among the then-unknown pre-teens they chose were Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell and a gawky 13 year-old Canadian kid named Ryan Gosling. What a cast! All have gone on to great success as adults, but Gosling especially chose his own path to become one of the most respected film actors working today.

In the course of such films as “Half Nelson,” “Blue Valentine, ” and “The Big Short,” Gosling has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, which includes a win for his performance in the Damien Chazelle musical “La La Land.”

Two years later,
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'Venom' & 'Star is Born' Look to Fend Off 'First Man', 'Goosebumps 2' & 'El Royale'

'Venom' & 'Star is Born' Look to Fend Off 'First Man', 'Goosebumps 2' & 'El Royale'
Thanks to a record October weekend last week the month is already off to its best start ever and things don't look as if they'll be slowing down this weekend. At the top, look for last weekend's two new releases — Venom and A Star is Born — to be in a close race for the weekend's #1 spot. Meanwhile, Universal's awards hopeful First Man should lead a crop of three new wide releases followed by Sony's Goosebumps 2 and Fox's Bad Times at the El Royale. Overall, we're looking at a weekend that could rank as one of the top five overall October weekends of all-time. We'll begin with Sony's Venom, which we expect to a drop around 62% or so, heading toward a three-day grossing $30.5 million, pushing the film's domestic cume a couple million shy of $140 million after ten days in release. Whether that will be enough to top the
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The Evolution of Ryan Gosling: From ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ to ‘First Man’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Ryan Gosling: From ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ to ‘First Man’ (Photos)
Ryan Gosling traveled to New Zealand in 1998 to film the kids series “Young Hercules,” in which he played the titular son of Zeus during his warrior training. Shortly afterwards, Gosling decided to move from TV to film and take on more adult roles.

Child actors sometimes have a hard time transitioning to a successful adult career, but Gosling made the jump thanks to his performance in “Remember The Titans.” His previous TV work helped him pick up the role in Disney’s family movie, while the film’s message on race helped him prove that he could handle more thematically heavy work.

In 2001, Gosling burst onto the independent film scene with “The Believer,” in which he played a Jewish neo-Nazi who struggles with self-hatred over his heritage. Critics praised Gosling for his thought-provoking portrayal of the film’s almost paradoxical main character.

A year later, Gosling got a chance
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Matt Bomer cast as Negative Man in DC’s Doom Patrol

The Doom Patrol series has finally rounded up all of its main members. Brendan Fraser, who is playing Robotman in the series, announced at the Titans premiere at the New York Comic-Con last night Matt Bomer (The Nice Guys) is set to play Negative Man. He will provide the character’s voice and play his pre-superhero self of Larry Trainor in flashbacks.

A test pilot who was accidentally fused with radioactive energy, Larry Trainor has the ability to release a ‘negative man’ from his body. This negative copy has the ability to fly, phase through objects and even explode, but the powers come with a cost. If Larry and the Negative Man are separated for too long, Larry will die. Because of this and his radioactive powers, he is forced to adopt an appearance resembling the Invisible Man as bandages have to cover his face all the time or else
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Review: The Predator (2018)

Back in 1987, director John McTiernan’s Predator proved to be a hit but with some flippant reviews. It is only with the passing years that it has been appreciated for what it truly is, a well crafted, suspenseful, gruesome genre mashing, action-loaded classic, that boasts so much testosterone that that you can grow a beard by just watching it!! So, when it was announced that writer/director Shane Black was returning to the Predator franchise – after playing Hawkins in the original – but this time behind the camera, we all had much reason to celebrate.

From the Danny Glover starring (and underrated) Predator 2 to the Robert Rodriguez produced 2010 sequel/reboot Predators, the Predator films have not been half as bad as the reviews have claimed. Sadly, Black’s latest entry into the series (itself a sequel-cum-reboot) is undoubtedly the worst offering in the franchise’s history.

Despite starting reasonably well,
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‘Predator’ Targets So-So Number One Debut

A quartet of new films were met with consumer indifference this weekend at the North America box office. Fox’s The Predator and Lionsgate’s A Simple Plan each landed moderate business while Sony’s White Boy Rick and Pure Flix’s Unbroken: Path To Redemption both flopped right out of the gate.

With the quartet of new films delivering mediocre numbers, the top ten saw a dip of 8% from numbers one year ago at this time when It scored a massive $60 million in its second weekend of release.

The sixth offering in the endless Predator franchise that began 31 years ago, The Predator landed on 4,037 screens to collect a mediocre $24 million in its first three days. The latest chapter was written and directed by Shane Black (The Nice Guys) and features Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown and Jacob Tremblay. The opening for the $88 million production was the third best of the franchise,
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