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Dave Bautista Takes the Lead in Killer's Game

Dave Bautista Takes the Lead in Killer's Game
It looks like Dave Bautista will star in the long awaited Killer's Game. The movie is based on the book of the same name, which was written by Jay Bonansinga and first published in 1997. The book received praise upon its release and a movie deal was pretty much inevitable. Talks of a big screen adaptation started right after the book hit shelves and a number of actors have been attached to star in it over the years, including Wesley Snipes and Michael Keaton. Most recently, Jason Statham was attached to the role early last year.

Dave Bautista will play Joe Flood in Killer's Game, a veteran hitman who finds out he is terminally ill and only has months to live. After receiving the health news, he decides to put a hit out on himself, only to later find out later the lab made a mistake and he is not really sick.
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Dave Bautista Joins Zack Snyder’s Zombie Film ‘Army of the Dead’

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Dave Bautista Joins Zack Snyder’s Zombie Film ‘Army of the Dead’
Dave Bautista has closed a deal to star in Zack Snyder’s zombie film “Army of the Dead” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Snyder and Shay Hatten wrote the script for the project, which follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas and a man assembling a group of mercenaries to pull off the greatest heist.

Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder are producing, with Ori Marmur and Andrew Norman overseeing for Netflix.

Also Read: Dave Bautista Joins Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' Reboot

Bautista has a jam-packed schedule. He will next be seen as Drax in “Avengers: Endgame,” as well as opposite Kumail Nanjiani in “Stuber.” He is also attached to “Escape Plan: The Extractors,” “My Spy” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” and is likely to reprise his role of Drax in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”

Army of the Dead
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Hear Mark Hamill Tease His Creepy Chucky Laugh in Child's Play Reboot

After seven Chucky movies, actor Brad Dourif has hung up his hat and passed the voice of the iconic evil doll on to none other than our beloved Mark Hamill. We have been given a little tease of the creepy laugh he will use to bring Chucky to life in the reboot. But bear in mind that when I say little tease, I really mean it. Give it a listen for yourself:

Comicbook reported that:

“In the original film, Dourif played the murderous Charles Lee Ray who, after a fatal encounter with police officers, used his final moments on Earth to perform a voodoo ritual which transferred his spirit into the body of a pint-sized doll. When an unsuspecting mother purchased the toy for her son, the murderer, calling himself "Chucky," is able to continue his rampage.”

Then went on to add:

One major difference with this reboot is that,
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Fan Imagines Dave Bautista as Bane in Cool Piece of Art

Fans have been talking a bit about what it would look like if Dave Bautista followed James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy and upcoming The Suicide Squad director) over to DC and joined the cast of The Suicide Squad. Fans collectively thought that Bautista would make a really cool Bane, and so did artist William Gray, who took to his Instagram page to post his rendering of what Bautista could look like as the Batman villain. Check out the photo below and give some love to Gray on his page.

Dave Bautista as Bane - Done in Photoshop @davebautista @web.of.smiles @ragealghul_creations @skull101ifyart #davebautista #bane #jamesgunn #suicidesquad #suicidesquad2
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Brian Tyree Henry to Star in ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ for Macro (Exclusive)

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Brian Tyree Henry to Star in ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ for Macro (Exclusive)
Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry is in negotiations to star in the thriller “They Cloned Tyrone” for Macro, sources tell Variety.

“Creed 2” scribe Juel Taylor is on board to direct and will co-write the script with Tony Rettenmaier. Macro is producing and financing the project. Taylor, Rettenmaier, Stephen “Dr.” Love and MacRo’s Charles D. King and Kim Roth will produce.

Macro won the project in competitive, multi-studio bidding war as a pitch and developed it.

Macro’s Poppy Hanks and Mark R. Wright are exec producing.

The story follows a series of eerie events that thrust an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in a pulpy mystery caper.

Henry had a strong 2018, starting with his Emmy-nominated performance in Season 2 of FX’s critically acclaimed series “Atlanta” as rapper Paper Boi. On the big screen, he appeared in five films: “Widows,” “White Boy Rick,” “Hotel Artemis,
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Movie Poster of the Week: Jeff Goldblum in Posters

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Above: character posters for Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Hotel Artemis (2018).Jeff Goldblum is having a moment. After being in movies for 45 years, the 6'4" 66-year-old actor is suddenly the coolest man on the planet. He was all over Sundance last week with his new film, The Mountain, and starting today the Quad Cinema in New York is playing “The Goldblum Variations,” a retrospective of sixteen of the tall guy’s best films.Ever since his debut as Freak #1 in Michael Winner’s Death Wish (1974), Goldblum has been a compelling, quirky presence in movies. He was a supporting player for some ten years before his break-out role in Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill (1983) which led to starring roles in John LandisInto the Night (1985) and David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986). His major leading man period lasted about a decade before he comfortably became an ensemble player once again (naturally fitting right
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Charlotte Rampling to Join the Cast of Dune

The star-studded cast of Dune is shaping up to be pretty impressive. Those already established include Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgard.

The latest addition to the cast is French actress Charlotte Rampling, best known for her Oscar nominated role in the 2016 film 45 Years and her Golden Globe nominated performance in London Spy.

Dune will be directed by Denis Villenueve, who has given us the films Prisoners, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049.

The Hollywood Reporter gives us this synopsis and description of Rampling’s character:

Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truthsayer, a person who can divine intentions, suss out lies and manipulate people's emotional states.
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The trailer for Mads Mikkelsen's Polar is about as John Wick as it gets

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It sure didn’t take long for “John Wick” to become a genre, huh? Atomic Blonde was cool enough to stand on its own and Hotel Artemis twisted the premise slightly by taking inspiration from John Wick’s assassin hotel rather than the man himself, but this trailer for Netflix’s Polar is so John Wick that it’s not hard to…
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9 Actors Who Should Do Television in 2019

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9 Actors Who Should Do Television in 2019
Credit it to Julia Roberts, or Meryl Streep, or John Travolta, but it’s official: The stigma is dead. There is no longer any reason a movie star shouldn’t consider doing a television show. Not only are series producing limited episode orders on shorter schedules, making it easier for stars to fit multiple projects into their lives, but the range of storytelling happening in the episodic world is often far more fascinating than what’s available in a studio system currently obsessed with blockbusters.

So below are 10 actors who should consider exploring the television world in 2019 — a list that was surprisingly hard to compile, because in researching potential options, so many stars already had a show in the works for next year. But if the era of Too Much TV must be fed, it might as well be fed by some interesting on-screen talent.

Dave Bautista

The WWE wrestler proved,
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10 Busiest Movie Actors of 2018, From Tessa Thompson to Michael B Jordan (Photos)

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10 Busiest Movie Actors of 2018, From Tessa Thompson to Michael B Jordan (Photos)
Michael B Jordan

The actor is in serious awards contention for his role in “Black Panther,” but also most recently starred in “Creed II,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Kin.”

Josh Brolin

We all know Josh Brolin played the villain in both “Deadpool 2” And “Avengers: Infinity War” (which is a feat in itself), but he also starred in “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado” and “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.”

Tessa Thompson

Thompson seems to have been in every movie this year, and that’s for good reason: She starred in “Annihilation” alongside Natalie Portman, as well as “Sorry to Bother You,” “Little Woods,” “Furlough” and “Creed II.”

Patrick Wilson

Wilson is now just making the rounds as King Orm in James Wan’s “Aquaman,” but the actor also starred in “Insidious: The Last Key,” “”The Commuter,” “The Nun,” “Nightmare Cinema” and he is currently filming the Untitled “Annabelle” film.
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Jodie Foster to Star and Direct English Remake of ‘Woman at War’

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Jodie Foster to Star and Direct English Remake of ‘Woman at War’
Jodie Foster is set to star in, co-produce and direct an English-language remake of “Woman at War,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Woman at War” is an Icelandic thriller directed by Benedikt Erlingsson that is the country’s official submission to the upcoming Academy Awards.

Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (originally played by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a lone eco-terrorist working to disrupt a corporation that’s harming the environment. But she soon becomes torn toward the dedication to her cause when she’s presented with an opportunity to adopt a child from Ukraine after a multi-year delay in her application, causing her to choose between motherhood and her beliefs.

And as in the original film, Foster will also play two roles, both the part of Halla and her identical twin sister. In the Icelandic “Woman at War,” Geirharðsdóttir also plays Asa, who together with her
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‘Hotel Artemis’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Kenneth Choi | Written and Directed by Drew Pearce

Head nurse Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) has been running Hotel Artemis – a sacred place where criminals can come to have their bleeding bodies healed, no questions asked – for over twenty years. Jean is agoraphobic, frumpy, meek yet principled. She’s woken one night by an incoming emergency. It’s Waikiki, whose brother Honolulu (Bryan Tyree Henry) has been mortally wounded during a bank robbery.

As Honolulu recuperates, Waikiki meets the other guests. There’s hitwoman Nice (Sofia Boutella), who’s here to take out a VIP; Acapulco (Charlie Day), a vicious little loudmouth arms dealer; and Everest (Dave Bautista), Jean’s towering, soulful protector. Even while La’s biggest ever riot rages outside, they are safe in the hotel – right?

Wrong.
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Amazon Is Building Star-Studded Cast for Upcoming Series Modern Love

Amazon is bringing us a new series based on the New York Times column and weekly podcast Modern Love.

The podcast description says, “Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption.” The podcast has been out since January 2017, so they have plenty of stories they’ve told already, and have had some incredible actors to help tell them.

The cast they’ve put together so far is shaping up to be pretty amazing in its own right. Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Dev Patel are joined by Anne Hathaway, Sofia Boutella, Gary Carr (The Deuce), Olivia Cooke, Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar), John Gallagher Jr., Andy Garcia, Julia Garner, Catherine Keener, Cristin Milioti, Andrew Scott, John Slattery, and Shea Whigham.

The series will be directed by various directors, including Emmy Rossum, and will have John Carney, the incredible director of Once and Begin Again serve as writer,
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Global Road CEO Rob Friedman to Exit Studio

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Global Road chairman and CEO Rob Friedman is leaving his post at the studio, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

Friedman’s exit comes as no surprise. Global Road, which was formed by Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners (Tmp) by combining Im Global and Open Road, was seized by creditors in August and subsequently filed for bankruptcy after failing to raise $200 million in financing. Open Road reported at the time it had somewhere between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities.

Open Road said on Tuesday that it would sell the company and its assets to Raven Capital Management for $87.5 million after an auction for the film company’s assets was canceled due to a lack of bids.

Also Read: Raven Capital to Acquire Open Road for $87.5 Million After No Other Bidders Emerge in Bankruptcy Auction

The sale hearing to consider the approval of the sale will take place on Friday,
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Open Road Sells To Raven Capital Management In Bankruptcy Proceeding

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Raven Capital Management, which had offered a stalking-horse bid of $87.5 million for Open Road last month, will take control of the company after no other bidders emerged in the company’s bankruptcy proceeding.

The auction in Delaware bankruptcy court originally scheduled for November 7 has been canceled (read the court document here).

The winning bid officially ends the ownership of the company by Donald Tang, whose Tang Media Partners acquired Open Road in 2017 and merged it with Stuart Ford’s sales outfit Im Global. While it had rebranded as Global Road, the court filings refer only to Open Road. Originally a thriving independent film entity, Open Road fell on harder times and never achieved liftoff as Global Road.

Raven’s principal, James Masciello, already has some involvement in the film industry. The private equity firm provides financing for Sculptor Media and Masciello is among the producers of its thriller The Importance of Blood,
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Open Road Films Sells to Raven Capital

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Open Road Films Sells to Raven Capital
Raven Capital Management is poised to acquire Open Road Films for $87.5 million.

Open Road received a stalking horse bid from Raven last month in advance of a bankruptcy auction that was scheduled for Nov. 7. After no other bids emerged, Open Road cancelled the auction and agreed to sell to Raven. A judge still has to approve the pact. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9. It’s an anticlimactic end for an indie studio that once had ambitions to become a big player in the entertainment industry.

Tang Media Partners purchased Open Road last year before merging with foreign sales company Im Global to form Global Road Entertainment. Though Open Road backed the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight,” the distributor suffered a series of box office flops, including “Hotel Artemis” and “A.X.L.” The company pulled the Johnny Depp thriller “City of Lies” from its September slate. After unsuccessfully raising additional funds,
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Raven Capital to Acquire Open Road for $87.5 Million After No Other Bidders Emerge in Bankruptcy Auction

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Raven Capital to Acquire Open Road for $87.5 Million After No Other Bidders Emerge in Bankruptcy Auction
Open Road will be sold to Raven Capital Management for $87.5 million after an auction for the film company’s assets was canceled for Wednesday, according to documents filed in a Delaware bankruptcy court as obtained by TheWrap.

After Open Road filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in September, they entered into an agreement with Raven, a stalking horse bidder. But with no other bidders submitting a qualifying bid that matched Raven’s offer, Open Road informed a Delaware bankruptcy court that it will authorize the debtors to enter into an asset purchase agreement with Raven.

The sale hearing to consider the approval of the sale will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Et.

Also Read: Open Road Enters $87.5 Million Agreement With Stalking Horse Bidder

The Donald Tang-owned Open Road, which became Global Road, owns a film library that includes the Best Picture winning “Spotlight” as well as “Nightcrawler,
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Open Road Fetches Stalking-Horse Bid In Runup To Bankruptcy Auction

  • Deadline
Open Road, the latest independent film company to hit the rocks, has received a “stalking-horse” bid of $87.5 million in Delaware bankruptcy court from a buyer identified as “Or Acquisition Co.”

According to court documents, the bid is backed by New York-based private equity firm Raven Capital Management. The firm’s principal, James Masciello, already has some involvement in the film industry. Raven provides financing for Sculptor Media and Masciello is among the producers of its thriller, The Importance of Blood, which was announced over the summer.

A stalking horse effectively sets the bar so that other bidders can’t low-ball the asset. Under bankruptcy rules, representatives of the company to be acquired select the stalking-horse bidder.

A bankruptcy judge in Delaware will weigh in on the bid during a hearing on Thursday. Multiple bidders are expected to take part in the auction for Open Road, which is scheduled for November
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Open Road Enters $87.5 Million Agreement With Stalking Horse Bidder

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Open Road Enters $87.5 Million Agreement With Stalking Horse Bidder
Open Road, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early September, has entered into an agreement to sell its assets to a stalking horse bidder for $87.5 million, the company said in court filings on Tuesday.

The company filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 6 after failing to raise $200 million in financing. Open Road reported at the time it had somewhere between reported $100 million and $500 million in liabilities.

Former Chinese Bear Stearns executive Donald Tang acquired the Oscar-winning “Spotlight” distributor Open Road in August 2017 for $29 million and combined it with Im Global, a sales and production company that his firm had bought in 2016.

Also Read: Donald Tang's Global Road Files for Bankruptcy After Just 1 Year in Business

Open Road filed for bankruptcy in the midst of a turbulent time for the studio, coming off the box office bomb of “Hotel Artemis” and ahead of the “A.X.L.” flop. At the time, the studio
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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)
40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

Amy Adams (1974)

Academy Award nominated Amy Adams, is best known for playing in Disney’s “Enchanted” and “American Hustle.” She most recently starred in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

Cameron Diaz (1972)

Cameron Diaz first made her mark in Hollywood with films like “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Mask.” She most recently starred alongside Will Smith in “Annie.”

Cate Blanchett (1969)

This two time Academy Award winning actress is best known for her role in “The Aviator.” She has since starred in films like “The Lord of the Rings,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Blanchett is currently working on “Ocean’s Eight.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969)

Catherine Zeta-Jones is best known for starring in “Intolerable Cruelty” and “Ocean’s Twelve.” She most recently starred in “Dad’s Army,” a British war comedy.

Famke Janssen (1964)

Famke Janssen is best known for playing
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