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'Black Panther' Writer to Make Directing Debut With Crime Drama 'All Day and a Night' (Exclusive)

'Black Panther' Writer to Make Directing Debut With Crime Drama 'All Day and a Night' (Exclusive)
Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole will be make his directorial debut with All Day and a Night, a drama for Netflix.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, who produced The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and are behind the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians, are producing via their Color Force banner. Also producing is Jared Ian Goldman, who produces The Punisher for Netflix and worked on Ingrid Goes West.

Cole wrote the script for the project, which is set in three parallel narratives and follows a young criminal after his arrival in prison as he looks back on the days ...
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Will Ferrell to star in Netflix pic based on The Eurovision Song Contest

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Will Ferrell to star in Netflix pic based on The Eurovision Song Contest
Netflix has announced that they have a song in their heart for comedian Will Ferrell, as the streaming giant has just landed a deal for the SNL alum to star in Eurovision, a comedy film based on the uber-popular and long running international TV music competition The Eurovision Song Contest. In addition to starring in the pic, Ferrell will also co-write the script with Andrew Steele. The Eurovision
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Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return

Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return
Emily Blunt does not appear in the upcoming “Sicario” sequel, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of her character, Kate Macer. In an interview with CinemaBlend, franchise producer Trent Luckinbill revealed behind-the-scenes talks have already begun about bringing Blunt back into the fold to appear in a potential third “Sicario” movie.

“I think Taylor [Sheridan] certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill said. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Lionsgate has not greenlit a third “Sicario” film. The first sequel, “Day of the Soldado,” centers
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Steven Spielberg is Responsible For ‘Bumblebee’s Female Lead Character

Steven Spielberg is Responsible For ‘Bumblebee’s Female Lead Character
The Transformers film franchise doesn’t have a great track record with its female characters. But Bumblebee, the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off movie, might be the first step toward changing that – and fans have Steven Spielberg to thank for it. Learn about the significant Steven Spielberg Bumblebee contribution below. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Lorenzo di […]

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has won a spec package auction and will finance World War I film “1917” with Sam Mendes on board to direct.

The film will begin production next April, for a U.S. release in December 2019 with Universal distributing the pic. Mendes wrote the original script, which marks his first writing credit, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns and will also produce with his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris.

“Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film” said Steven Spielberg. “I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie.”

Aside from the film being set during World War I, story details are being kept under wraps.

“I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I’ve
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‘Pet Sematary’ Adaptation Starts Filming; First Set Photo Revealed by Co-Directors

‘Pet Sematary’ Adaptation Starts Filming; First Set Photo Revealed by Co-Directors
The Stephen King adaptations keep on rolling. Paramount Pictures' planned Pet Sematary remake has now officially started production. Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer shared the first photo from the set of the highly anticipated horror movie today. While you shouldn't expect any early looks at the cast (most of which has yet to be announced aside from the leads) or even a glimmer of special effects work, this is solid proof that a new Pet Sematary is well and truly on its way. Though if you look closely, you can see a classic Church cameo …
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Michael C. Hall Re-Teams With ‘Cold In July’ Director For New Netflix Mystery Thriller

Michael C. Hall Re-Teams With ‘Cold In July’ Director For New Netflix Mystery Thriller
Michael C. Hall has made quite a few interesting career choices since hanging up the knives as Dexter on his titular Showtime TV show. From starring in films like “Christine,” “Kill Your Darlings,” and even the recent “Game Night” to showing up in series like “The Crown,” Hall hasn’t been one to take on a massive big-budget film like many predicted.

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Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’

Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’
Since plans for another sequel in the primary Transformers franchise appear to be more dead than Cybertron, it sounds like Paramount Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are rethinking how they might keep Transformers alive on the big screen. This winter will bring us Bumblebee (watch the teaser trailer here), a spin-off focusing on a solo […]

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Shanghai: Nicolas Cage Touts Next Film Project 'Primal'

Shanghai: Nicolas Cage Touts Next Film Project 'Primal'
Bearded, besuited and wearing a bold pair of mirrored sunglasses, Nicolas Cage swept into the Shanghai International Film Festival over the weekend to tease his latest movie and walk the event's red carpet as a special guest.

Appearing at a small media briefing before the festival's opening ceremony, Hollywood's hardest-working actor met the Chinese press and credited the local audience for the endurance of his film career (he's appeared in over 80 films).

"I've been very blessed to have extremely loyal fans in China and thank you for that," Cage said. "It'...
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Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures
Exclusive: The biopic about Sammy Davis, Jr. now has been set up at Paramount Pictures, where producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has his overall deal. The project is on the development fast track, soon to be hiring a writer and a director to make the feature film about the dancer-singer-actor-musician to becoming a reality. The movie will be based in large part on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis’ heirs…
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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)

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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music has been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz
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Best films of 2018 so far

The very best of 2018, from Black Panther rewriting the rules for superheroes, Gary Oldman going to war as Churchill, and Maxine Peake blazing her way through 70s sexism

Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.
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Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

Dennis Wang, founder and chairman of Chinese film conglomerate Huayi Brothers Media, Monday said that he will invest some $16 million (RMB100 million) in the company over the next year. The move is intended to bolster confidence after the company was recently rocked by a celebrity scandal.

Wang, the elder and more reclusive of the two brothers who still head the company, made the announcement in a regulatory filing. He owns 22% of the company, and is famous for having spent $61 million on a painting by Vincent van Gogh in December 2014.

His planned purchasing is: “based on the firm confidence in the company’s continued stable future development, and the recognition of the company’s intrinsic value, and in order to enhance investor confidence, and effectively safeguard the interests of small and medium shareholders,” the filing said.

Since the beginning of June, the company’s shares have dived 21%, following the painfully public
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MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

MTV award shows are known for contributing some of the most shocking water cooler moments in television history, and the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards were no exception.

Tiffany Haddish set the tone for the show as the night’s host, opening with a parody of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” during which she swapped the rapper’s lyrics for lines like, “If I’m flying on the zip line, then you know I gotta pee,” in reference to her infamous “Girls Trip” scene, and “got six movies just this year what bitch works as hard as me?”

She took a break from singing to address the night’s attendees, calling best villain winner Michael B. Jordan “so sexy you could probably get a girl pregnant right there on eyesight” and comparing the Kardashians to the “Star Wars” franchise

But Haddish’s opener was just the beginning of a night full of comical interludes,
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)
It was a night of Wakanda pride and ’80s nostalgia at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, with “Black Panther” winning the most film awards and “Stranger Things” dominating the television field.

Tiffany Haddish hosted the show, which aired Monday night on Viacom networks and taped Saturday at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. Haddish even took home an award herself for best comedic performance in “Girls Trip.” “Black Panther” racked up four awards, including best movie. Chadwick Boseman received two trophies — for best hero and best movie performance — while Michael B. Jordan nabbed best villain.

Stranger Things” walked away with three awards, including best show. Millie Bobby Brown also won for show performance, while Noah Schnapp was recognized for frightened performance.

See the full list of winners below.

Best Movie

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther” (Winner)

Girls Trip

“It”

Wonder Woman

Best Show

“13 Reasons Why”

Game of Thrones

“Grown-ish”

Riverdale

Stranger Things
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MTV Movie & TV Awards Winners: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Stranger Things’ Among Top Honorees – Full List

It was all about Wakanda and the Upside Down during tonight’s ceremony for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Black Panther and Stranger Things were the top winners of the evening, winning four trophies each. Black Panther won for Best Movie and star Chadwick Boseman nabbed Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero. Stranger Things won for Best Show while Millie Bobby Brown won for Best Performance in Show and Noah Schnapp won for Best Frightened Performance. Ceremony host Tiffany…
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MTV Movie & TV Awards: Michael B. Jordan Wins For Best Villain, Says He Thought “Roseanne Had It In The Bag”

Updated with video. Michael B. Jordan took the coveted bucket of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Villain for his role as the conflicted and vengeful Erik Killmonger. However, when he accepted the award, he didn’t think he deserved it. “I’m shocked that I won this award for best villain,” joked Jordan when he took the stage to accept the award. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.” Jordan’s epic shade thrown at the disgraced actress was…
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Chris Pratt Gets Existential About God and Poop in MTV Movie & TV Awards Acceptance Speech

Chris Pratt Gets Existential About God and Poop in MTV Movie & TV Awards Acceptance Speech
Chris Pratt accepted the Generation Award at Monday night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, a well-timed honor before “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” claws into theaters this weekend. Still riding high from his role in $2 billion spring juggernaut “Avengers: Infinity War,” Pratt wrote not just a speech but a mini-manifesto that segued from spiritual to scatological and back again.

In between takes at the ceremony — held Saturday night at Santa Monica, Calif.’s Barker Hangar — host Tiffany Haddish even joked, “I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely going to go to Pastor Chris’ church.”

On hand at to present Pratt’s Golden Popcorn trophy was his former “Parks and Recreation” wife, Aubrey Plaza, and current co-star in the “Jurassic World” franchise, Bryce Dallas Howard. His predecessors include Sandra Bullock, Adam Sandler, and the “Fast & Furious” ensemble, who shared the 2017 title. Below, read the nine life rules he
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Renny Harlin’s Extraordinary Entertainment Sets Deal With India’s B4U

Renny Harlin’s Extraordinary Entertainment Sets Deal With India’s B4U
Extraordinary Entertainment, the Chinese company recently launched by Beijing-based Renny Harlin and DJ Parmar, has set a three film deal with India’s B4U. The deal was unveiled in the margins of the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The deal between the two is described as a co-development agreement. Details on financing and distribution were not disclosed.

The first film is “Operation Wild” a large scale action adventure written by Brian Brightly with Harlin set to direct. The film will co-star prominent Indian and Chinese actors, currently not identified. The story involves two elite combat warriors from China and India who lead covert forces to shut down a global wildlife poaching criminal organization.

B4U is a leading Indian entertainment company which operates Bollywood movie and music channels, in over 100 countries. It releases 10-15 movies per year, including recent titles “Queen,” “Airlift” and “Kaabil.”

“These films will highlight the emotional
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Michael B. Jordan Jokes About Roseanne Barr After Winning Best Villain at MTV Awards

Michael B. Jordan Jokes About Roseanne Barr After Winning Best Villain at MTV Awards
Michael B. Jordan made sure to thank “Black Panther’s” powerful fan-base while accepting the award for best villain at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. But not before throwing shade at Roseanne Barr.

“I’m shocked that I won this award for best villain,” Jordan joked at the beginning of his speech. “I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.”

Barr has received widespread criticism since she directed a racist tweet at former Obama administration aide Valerie Jarrett, who she called the offspring of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood. The tweet was met with outrage from Hollywood before ABC canceled “Roseanne” the same day. Stars praised ABC president Channing Dungey for making the decision in light of Barr’s comments, which Dungey called “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

In addition to the jab at Barr, Jordan also poked fun at fans later
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