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John Requa & Glenn Ficarra Circling Margot Robbie Harley Quinn Spinoff Movie

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Busy week for news in Gotham City. John Requa & Glenn Ficarra are in talks to write, direct and produce the Suicide Squad spinoff movie that is will have Margot Robbie and Jared Leto reprising their roles, she playing Harley Quinn and he playing her demented boyfriend The Joker. This comes a day after Deadline revealed that Warner Bros/DC have Todd Phillips writing with Scott Silver and producing with Martin Scorsese a new origin story about The Joker, a film that will… »


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‘Hellboy’ Casting Of Ed Skrein As Japanese Character Draws Whitewashing Backlash

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The latest casting of Ed Skrein in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen has raised a lot of eyebrows — specifically in the Asian American community. The British actor is set to play the role of Ben Daimio, who, in the Mike Mignola comic books, is a Japanese American whose heritage has a heavy influence on his character. Skrein took to Twitter to express his excitement in the role in the Hellboy reboot of an Asian character, whose grandmother was a Japanese… »


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Griffin Dunne Joins Kevin Spacey In ‘Gore’ Netflix Biopic

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Exclusive: Griffin Dunne has come aboard the Netflix biopic Gore, joining Kevin Spacey, whose been tapped to play the title character Gore Vidal. The Last Station helmer Michael Hoffman is directing Gore, which is filming in Italy. Vidal spent large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the Italian capital city and a grand villa called La Rondinaia in the Amalfi Coast village of Ravello where he hosted an array famous faces like Andy Warhol, Mick… »


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Millennium’s Avi Lerner Rips Into Keanu Reeves For Walking Away From Movie ‘The Detail’; Reeves’ Lawyer Disputes

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Exclusive: The Detail was a film that was expected to star Keanu Reeves with the well-regarded second unit director Simon Crane making his feature film directorial debut. The action/adventure film was to shoot in South Africa starting on October 14 and end by Christmas. Producer/financier Steve Richards at Endurance Media was financing along with Millennium. Crew was hired, location scouting had begun, script was being tweaked and all seemed on course. Until Monday… »


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William Baldwin & Jay Abdo Join In Comedy Film ‘1st Born’; Rob Morgan Boards ‘The Week Of’

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William Baldwin (The Squid and the Whale, Flatliners) and Jay Abdo (A Hologram for the King, Queen of the Desert) are set to co-star opposite Val Kilmer in the indie comedy 1st Born, from Iranian director Ali Atshani. The film, a Iranian-us joint production, follows young newlywed couple, Iranian born Ben and American Kate. When their first pregnancy has complications, it takes the whole family to come together, which is no small feat. Ben's father Hamid (Adbo) a virulent… »


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The Orchard and Factory 25 Team For Tim Heidecker Comedy ‘Sundowners’

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The Orchard and Factory 25 has announced that they will partner for the comedy Sundowners starring Tim Heidecker (The Comedy, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie). The Orchard has acquired the U.S. and U.K. digital rights while Factory 25 has stepped up and will release the film theatrically in the U.S. Heidecker stars alongside Phil Hanley (Comedy Central’s The Half Hour) and Luke Lalonde (musician from the rock band Born Ruffians). The movie, which premiered at the… »


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Russian Avant-Garde Filmmaker Arrested; Pussy Riot Blames “Putin’s Butchers”

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A large crowd of what the BBC described as “theatergoers, actors and writers” chanted “Shame! Shame!” outside a Moscow courthouse today as Russian avant-garde theater director and filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov was placed under house arrest for what the government says is embezzlement and the cultural leader’s supporters insist is Putin-era intimidation and Kremlin authoritarianism. Serebrennikov, the 47-year-old director of Moscow's Gogol Center and a filmmaker whose The… »


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Studio71 Aboard ‘Saving Zoë’ Film With Laura & Vanessa Marano; Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils Lineup — Film Briefs

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Studio71 is producing the film adaptation to Alyson Noël’s bestselling young adult novel Saving Zoë starring sisters Laura & Vanessa MaranoJeffrey Hunt is directing the pic, which follows high school freshman Echo (Laura), who after the murder of her sister Zoë (Vanessa), is determined to uncover what led to her sister's demise through the secret diary entries Zoë left behind. Giorgia Whigham, Chris Tavarez, and Nathaniel Bucolic co-star in the film, which was written… »


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Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Foreign Language Oscar Pick

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Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square is Sweden’s choice to represent it in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. This is Ostlund’s third time at the rodeo for the Scandinavian country; his Involuntary was in the running in 2009 and he made the shortlist with 2014’s Force Majeure — before being shockingly omitted from the nominations. When the filmmaker did not get a nom in 2015, he released a video that included what he called a "worst man-cry."… »


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Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Develops Graphic Novel IP ‘Guntown’ That Looks At Both Sides Of Gun Debate

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Here’s an interesting twist. Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has developed his own graphic novel that he will work to develop for multiple platforms — film, TV, video games and digital. The book is entitled Guntown and was written by Bob Quinn and Andy Shapiro. Guntown is set in a not-too-distant future where the federal government passes the Gun Violence in America Act in response to a national epidemic of gun violence. The new law mandates that… »


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Christopher MacBride Set To Adapt Graphic Novel ‘A.D. After Death’ For Immersive Pics, Sony

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Writer-director Christopher MacBride is becoming a go-to guy for graphic novel adaptations. After adapting a slew of others around town, he has been tapped by Sony and producer Josh Bratman at Immersive Pictures to adapt the Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire graphic novel A.D. After Death. MacBride was previously hired to write and is attached to direct Sony’s Amensia, a sci-fi thriller based on the Arcana Comics graphic novel by Dwayne Harris. FilmNation is producing that… »


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Robert Downey Jr. Warns Fans To Avoid Online Impersonators Looking For Cash

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Robert Downey Jr. took to social media today to caution fans against falling for scammers posing as him online and looking for cash under the guise of donations. In his first post on Twitter in several days, the Oscar nominee who is the on-screen personification of Iron Man asked fans to "have each other's backs" when it came to the "scam artists." pic.twitter.com/ifVWUwJxfZ — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) August 23, 2017 Likely not wanting to put even more of a… »


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Sony Snags Horror Thriller Spec ‘Nightlight’ From ‘Tragedy Girls’ Duo

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Updated with more details: Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Hill have sold their original spec script Nightlight, which is being described as a contained horror thriller, to Sony’s Columbia Pictures. MacIntyre, who directed the SXSW horror comedy Tragedy Girls which he also co-wrote with Hill, is in line to direct. We’re hearing the deal was struck in a competitive situation. The project was brought in by Vincent Gatewood at Unique Features who will produce with Bob Shaye and… »


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Julianne Moore To Be Feted By Moma

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The Museum of Modern Art's 2017 Film Benefit will honor Julianne Moore this year in a gala benefit on Nov. 13 and a tribute to her work. Previous Film Benefit honorees include Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann. Moore, of course, was the 2015 Best Actress Oscars for Still Alice and has also been nominated for the Best Actress for her roles in The End of the… »


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New York Film Festival Sets Documentary Lineup

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The New York Film Festival has unveiled the roster of its Spotlight on Documentary section for this year’s fest, which runs September 28-October 15. Filmmakers in the lineup include Alex Gibney, Abel Ferrara and Nancy Buirski, with subjects ranging from Joan Didion and Jane Goodall to Arthur Miller and U.S. immigration to the global refugee crisis. Two of the docus premiering the lineup — the Griffin Dunne-directed Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and the Gay… »


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Gay Talese’s Controversial ‘Voyeur’ & Joan Didion Docs On The Way From Netflix

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Netflix said it will release two documentaries Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and Gay Talese’s Voyeur, the controversial and debunked story about a Colorado motel owner who spied on guests. Both will premiere at the 55th New York Film Festival and launch globally on Netflix later this year. The Voyeur’s Motel documentary was being prepped at the same time that Amblin had picked up and was developing the property as a feature film with filmmaker Sam Mendes based on… »


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‘Destination Unknown’ Doc About Holocaust Survivors Picked Up By 7th Art Releasing

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7 th Art Releasing has acquired and will release filmmaker Claire Ferguson's documentary Destination Unknown about survivors of the Holocaust. In their own words, the film traces the survivors’ journeys from the outbreak of war, through the misery of the ghettos, to the horrors of the concentration camps and how the survivors find light in the darkness as they survived the captivity and fear and began turning their lives around. 7th Art Releasing will release the film… »


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Melissa Leo & Bill Pullman Seal Deals For ‘Equalizer’ Sequel

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Exclusive: Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are coming back for the Equalizer sequel to co-star alongside Denzel Washington for Sony Pictures and director Antoine Fuqua. Leo and Pullman are set to reprise their roles as Susan and Brian Plummer, the great friends of Robert McCall (Washington) when he worked in counter-terrorism. Susan was McCall’s handler. The cameras will roll in Boston on September 14. Leo is an Emmy and Oscar winner whose recent credits include Showtime’s I… »


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Thriller ‘Don’t Sleep’, Alex Rocco’s Final Film, Scores Freestyle Digital Media Deal

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Exclusive: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired domestic rights to Don’t Sleep, a thriller written and directed by Rick Bieber that stars Dominic Sherwood, Cary Elwes, Drea de Matteo, Charlbi Dean Kriek and Jill Hennessy. The pic also marks the final onscreen performance from Alex Rocco, who famously played Moe Green in The Godfather; Rocco died in 2015 of cancer at 79. Don’t Sleep will bow in theaters day-and-date on September 29. The pic centers on two lovers (Sherwood… »


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‘Loving Vincent’ Premiere Gets Broadcast; Cornerstone Nabs ‘Apostasy’; Content Takes ‘Bees Make Honey’ – Global Briefs

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The premiere of Loving Vincent, the fully painted animated feature starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, will be broadcast live from the National Gallery on Monday, October 9, to audiences in cinemas across the U.K. A Q&A with special guests will following the premiere. Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday August 23. The broadcast was announced by the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express… »


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