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Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film

Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film
As his current film “The Meyerowitz Stories” readies for an awards season push, Noah Baumbach has lined up an all-star cast for his next movie.

Sources tell Variety that the auteur has tapped Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Scarlett Johansson to star in his next film. Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson are also on board.

Plot details are unknown at this time, but Baumbach is preparing to write and direct the film. Netflix, who is handling the distribution of “The Meyerowitz Stories,” is handling financing and distribution of this movie as well.
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Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator

Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator
Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to the animated pic “Klaus,” the directorial debut for Sergio Pablos, who wrote the story and is the co-creator of “Despicable Me.”

The all-star voice cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Joan Cusack.

The film is a Christmas family comedy that tells the story of a desperate postman who inadvertently brings about the genesis of Santa Claus. The screenplay is written by Pablos, Zach Lewis, and Jim Mahoney, based on an original story by Pablos.

“How is it possible there’s no story about the origin of Santa Claus?,” Pablos said. “He’s one of the most well-known and loved characters in the world! We felt this was a story that needed to be told and that there was no better way than with animation.”

Tanguy Olivier, Gustavo Ferrada, and Marisa Roman are serving as producers. The film is co-produced by Pablos’ animation studio Spa Studios and Atresmedia
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‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script

‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script
For those who are unfamiliar with Flashpoint, it originated as a 2011 Geoff Johns comic arc where Flash awakened in a world that was completely different. It’s been adapted in the animated The Flashpoint Paradox and the disappointing arc on CW’s The Flash, but it will also serve as the basis for the first standalone Flash movie in the Dceu. Details on the plot are still scarce, but star Ezra Miller seems excited at the prospect, telling EW, “What fans understand when they hear Flashpoint,” teases Ezra Miller, “would be almost like hearing a word like ‘Crisis.’ We …
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Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’

Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’
Exclusive: Ryan Eggold, who played beloved character Tom Keen in The Blacklist since the successful NBC show’s pilot episode, has joined the cast of Spike Lee's feature Black Klansman. He will join Adam Driver, John David Washington and Topher Grace in the Focus Features film. Black Klansman centers on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. Eggold will…
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Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies

Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies
Oliver and Elio might be the two characters you fall for hardest at the cinema this year. Played by Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, they lead Luca Guadagnino‘s wonderfully warm romance “Call Me By Your Name.” The film has been riding a steady wave of buzz since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s well in the mix for Oscar consideration, but the filmmaker is far from done with these characters.

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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night
Warner Bros.-DC’s “Justice League” has opened with a solid, but not spectacular $13 million at around 3,700 North American locations on Thursday night.

The number for “Justice League” is the fifth-biggest Thursday preview of 2017, following “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Justice League” tied “It’s” Thursday preview gross. The figure is also $2 million more than “Wonder Woman’s” Thursday night number in June.

Justice League” expands to 4,051 domestic sites on Friday. It has remained on track for an opening weekend of $110 million since late October.
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Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal

Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Williams is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in the StudioCanal pic “Rio.”

Call Me By Your Name” helmer Luca Guadagnino is directing from a script by Steven Knight.

The film follows a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

Studiocanal will finance and produce along with Cumberbatch and his Sunny March production company with Adam Ackland.

Williams is currently filming Sony’s “Venom” as well as reshoots for “All the Money in the World” after Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in the pic.

Her upcoming films include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Fox’s musical “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” and Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” all of which could figure in the awards season conversation.

She is still attached to star in the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” as well
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John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera & More Join Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’

John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera & More Join Julianne Moore In ‘Gloria’
Exclusive: John Turturro (Transformers franchise), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds), Michael Cera (Molly’s Game), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Holland Taylor (Mr. Mercedes), have signed on to co-star opposite Julianne Moore in director Sebastian Lelio's re-imagining of his 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama, Gloria. This adaptation stars Moore as a woman starting over and looking for love in her 50's. Producers are Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain, who…
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Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix
Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K.: As the cavalcade of Hollywood sexual harassers and assaulters grows, at some point we have to confront the inevitable — Are they scorched earth, or should these people be considered candidates for redemption?

Bryan Cranston poked his head above the fray to suggest they might. “We shouldn’t close it off and say, ‘To hell with [them], rot, and go away from us for the rest of your life,'” he said in a BBC interview. “Let’s leave it open for the few who can make it through that gauntlet of trouble and who have reclaimed their life and their dignity and their respect for others. Maybe it’s possible.”

Comedian Bill Burr told a podcast audience said that C.K. — who admitted to masturbating in front of women without their consent after five accusers spoke to The New York Times — “was 100% wrong,
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Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays
French artist Le Gentil Garcon has designed Hermes’ holiday window installations at its 690 and 691 Madison Avenue boutiques in New York City. His installations were unveiled on Thursday and will continue to be on display through Feb. 2.

In the latest edition of the annual tradition by the fashion house, Le Gentil Garcon has designed a universe of cinema with window installations inspired by “object sense,” the theme for this year’s display.

The artist has transformed the primary focal window into a “classic movie-house where passersby will encounter a randomized selection of stylized black-and-white film clips” that Le Gentil Garcon crafted by hand. The artwork invites people to journey though the different films projected with products enlivened by humor and wit.

Both the Maison and men’s store, which face one other across Madison Avenue, display three-dimensional renditions of classic movie posters in their windows. Each window portrays a particular genre of cinema — romance, horror, mystery,
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Pokémon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’ Casts Justice Smith

Pokémon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’ Casts Justice Smith
Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries. […]

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Movie Talk: ‘X-Men’ Spin Off Starring James Franco In The Works

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Friday November 17th, 2017) Dennis Tzeng, Perri Nemiroff, John Rocha, Sinead DeVries and special guests Colton Dunn and Nichole Bloom discuss the following: Matt Reeves has been meeting with actors for The Batman standalone film X-Men Universe may add James Franco as Multiple Man Comcast also interested in acquiring 21st Century Fox First trailer released for Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson First trailer released for A Quiet Place starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_675013" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Image via Warner Bros./caption]…
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Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’
Exclusive: Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the heavy metal group Motley Crue, in the biopic The Dirt, which has Jackass helmer Jeff Tremaine directing and Netflix distributing. It’s based on the 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band and follows the group’s rise to fame in the 1980s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 with bassist Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, singer Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars
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New Regency Lands ‘The Skies Belong To Us’ Based On Story Of Historic Hijacking

Exclusive: What a great get. New Regency has just acquired The Skies Belong To Us, an adapted screenplay from Michelle Ashford (Master of Sex). The film project, based on the book The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner, is about an Army veteran named Roger Holder and girlfriend Cathy Kerkow hijacking a Western Airlines Flight in a protest against the war in Vietnam. Through a series of events, they fled across an ocean…
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‘Let It Fall’ Director John Ridley: Racial Progress Reversing Under Trump

‘Let It Fall’ Director John Ridley: Racial Progress Reversing Under Trump
In the seven months since John Ridley's documentary on the La Riots first hit theaters and then ABC, the nation has taken a turn, the director says—and not for the better. "I ask this as a rhetorical question—why have we regressed that much between April and November? It certainly seems that way," he tells Deadline. He cites two developments that followed the debut of Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992—the march by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia last…
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‘All The Money In The World’ Posters: Severed Ear, No Spacey

‘All The Money In The World’ Posters: Severed Ear, No Spacey
A severed, bloody, ear-shaped image — but no trace of Kevin Spacey. Two new posters for TriStar Pictures’ upcoming All the Money in the World substitute Christopher Plummer’s name where the now-disgraced Spacey’s would have been had he not been sacked from the film after those sexual harassment allegations. (See the full posters below.) Hitting theaters nationwide on December 22, the movie follows the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer)…
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Paramount Pictures Taps Writer Barbara Curry For Dating App Killer Feature ‘Gasp’

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has tapped screenwriter Barbara Curry to pen their upcoming feature Gasp, the dramatic investigative thriller is inspired by several true stories of women who were killed by men they met on dating apps. Kind of like a modern day Looking for Mr. Goodbar, it seems. And what better writer to script: Curry segued to screenwriting after a decade serving as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office. Produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman's…
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Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins Voice Cast Of Open Road’s ‘Playmobil’

Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins Voice Cast Of Open Road’s ‘Playmobil’
Exclusive: The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey will lend her voice in Open Road Films’ Playmobil, the live-action/animated hybrid film based on the classic toy series. Frozen animator Lino Disalvo is making his directorial debut in the film, which was developed in cooperation with Pathé France and produced by The Little Prince team of Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Alexis Vonarb along with Axel Von Maydell and Moritz Borman. Blaise Hemingway wrote the screenplay and…
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The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (November 2017)

https://youtu.be/bLD_4MwUOqg [Last Updated: November 17th] We’ve all been there. You've decided you’re going to watch a movie. You have the entirety of Netflix at your disposal, including even a pared down list of films you’ve already noted to watch at a future date. But then there’s the choosing. You’ve gotta find something that fits your mood, or something you and your friend/significant other/couch companion can agree on. You spend hours browsing, and by the time you stumble on something you think maybe is the one, it’s too late, …
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‘Search Party’ Producer Michael Showalter Talks Season 2, ‘The Big Sick,’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ [Interview]

‘Search Party’ Producer Michael Showalter Talks Season 2, ‘The Big Sick,’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ [Interview]
One of the TV hits of last season was TBS’s new show, Search Party. As a comedy, it stretched across genres as Dory (Alia Shawkat) led her friends on a search for their missing friend Chantal (Clare McNulty). By the end, it got very dark, complete with existential angst and a possible murder. Search Party is back […]

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