Mark Wahlberg in Talks to Replace Ben Affleck in ‘Triple Frontier’
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to join Netflix’s “Triple Frontier,” TheWrap has learned. The “Transformers” franchise star would replace Ben Affleck in the J.C. Chandor border thriller, two individuals familiar with the project said. Affleck remains a producer on the film, which has also seen exits from actors Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum and originally-attached director Kathryn Bigelow. Also Read: Mel Gibson Is Mark Wahlberg's Womanizing Dad in 'Daddy's Home 2' Trailer (Video) Atlas Entertainment is producing the Netflix original, who inherited the project from Paramount. Wahlberg will next be seen in “Daddy’s Home 2,” and »
- Umberto Gonzalez and Matt Donnelly
Will Darth Vader Appear in Han Solo Film? A Cancelation Drives Speculation
Lucasfilm has been notoriously tight-lipped on details about upcoming “Star Wars” movies, but a cancellation by one actor at a fan convention may have accidentally revealed that cinema’s most famous villain, Darth Vader, may appear once again in next year’s untitled Han Solo movie. Spencer Wilding, who wore the Vader suit in last year’s “Rogue One” — James Earl Jones, of course, voiced the Sith Lord — was slated to appear at Fandom Fest in Louisville, Kentucky. However, on Tuesday Wilding was added to the convention’s cancellation list because he was “filming the newest film in the Star Wars Universe. »
- Jeremy Fuster
‘Star Wars’: Warwick Davis to Appear in Han Solo Film
When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in the latest “Star Wars” tale.
“Glad you are asking for one! I directed Warwick Davis for the first time in 30 years today,” Howard wrote. “It made me happy.”
Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy https://t.co/yW8E19MPCn
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 26, 2017
Davis also confirmed the news.
“Reminded me what a wonderful experience ‘Willow’ was, made so by your expert direction and friendship,” Davis tweeted. “After 30 years, you’ve still got the magic!”
Reminded me what a wonderful experience #Willow was, made so by your expert direction & friendship. After »
- Jacob Bryant
Paul Feig's New Thriller Casts 'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Henry Golding as Lead (Exclusive)
Ghostbusters helmer Paul Feig is directing the film. The story follows mommy blogger Stephanie (Kendrick), who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband, Sean (Golding), in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
The film is slated to begin shooting Aug. 14 in »
- Rebecca Ford
Joss Whedon Will Be A Major Part Of DC Films’ Creative Team, Zack Snyder May Take Smaller Role
The reshoots for “Justice League” are rolling right along, but they are coming with hefty $25 million pricetag. It certainly indicates that Warner Bros. are desperate to get the massive superhero team-up right, but also that they have faith in Joss Whedon to do the job. He’s stepping in for Zack Snyder who exited post-production earlier this year following the tragic suicide of his daughter, but it looks like DC Films and WB have even bigger plans for Whedon. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Might Be The Shortest Marvel Movie To Date
It looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to some extremes with its upcoming pictures. Earlier this week we learned that “Avengers: Infinity War” is shaping up to be the longest film in the series, which makes a lot of sense given the plentiful narrative ground it has to cover. However, on the other end of the spectrum, “Thor: Ragnaork” isn’t going to demand too much of your time.
Continue reading ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Might Be The Shortest Marvel Movie To Date at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Danny Glover, David Cross And Patton Oswalt Join ‘Sorry To Bother You’
Exclusive: Danny Glover, David Cross and Patton Oswalt have joined the cast of writer/director Boots Riley’s directorial debut Sorry to Bother You which is currently shooting in Oakland. The feature drama is about a black telemarketer with self-esteem issues who discovers a magical key to business success, propelling him to the upper echelons of the hierarchy just as his activist comrades are rising up against unjust labor practices. When he uncovers the macabre secret of… »
James Cameron Considering a New ‘Terminator’ Trilogy
The Terminator franchise has not been downright “good” since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but hopefully that’s about to change. In 2018, the rights to the Terminator franchise revert back to James Cameron, and the originator of the series has been working with current rights holder David Ellison to make plans to reinvigorate the series. Word leaked in January that Cameron was looking to oversee a new Terminator reboot, with Deadpool director Tim Miller eyed to take the helm, but nothing has been officially announced just yet. However, »
- Adam Chitwood
'A Wrinkle in Time' Cast and Characters: Who's Who?
Disney's rendition of the beloved book, A Wrinkle In Time, boasts a star-studded cast.
Ava DuVernay directs the film featuring Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Levi Miller as they journey to rescue renowned physicist, Dr. Murry (Pine), from an evil alien entity.
Ahead of the release of A Wrinkle in Time on March 9, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the book's characters and their respective versions on film.
- Victoria Berggren
Stan Lee licenses The Unknowns to Arcana's 'Panda vs Aliens'
Film being lined up for release in 2018.
Stan Lee’s Pow Entertainment has licensed its animated alien characters, The Unknowns, to be used in animated feature Panda vs. Aliens, which is currently in production at Canada’s Arcana Studios.
Co-produced by China’s Yisang Media and Los Angeles Beijing Studios (Labs), the film is about aliens landing on an animal planet and seeking the power of a panda that they’ve seen through satellite broadcasts of a TV show.
Sc Films International has also come on board the project as international sales agent.
The Unknowns is a TV series about a group of aliens who land on Earth disguised as a touring rock band, which is based on an original idea created by Stan Lee and developed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Telefonica Reverses Pay-tv Dip in Spain
Madrid – Telefonica, Europe’s first telecom to move massively into scripted TV production, saw pay-tv subscribers increase at its Spanish operations in the run-up to the launch of its weighty slate of original TV series productions, which hit the market this September with “Velvet Collection.”
After dropping three consecutive quarters from a high point in June 2016 of 3.755 million, pay-tv subs at Telefonica España added 51,000 clients from April to June this year, increasing from 3.615 million at the end of March to 3.666 million on June 30.
The increase was fostered by new customers and migration from low-value options to the Fusion + Ocio bundle launched in April, which had 131,000 clients on June 30, Telefonica said in its second-quarter results announcement Thursday.
A quad-play offer of mobile and fixed telephony, broadband internet and TV, Fusion + Ocio is offered at prices ranging from €60 ($70) for 50Mb Internet speed to €72 ($84) for 300 Mb.
The big question for Telefonica and other telecoms pushing into original production will be »
- John Hopewell
Hounds of Love review – blood-chilling, stomach-turning ordeal horror
Ben Young’s brilliant drama, based on a real-life serial killer couple who preyed on teenage girls, is beautifully photographed and unwatchably painful
There could hardly be a tougher watch around than this brutal and brilliant independent film from Australia, based on the real-life case of serial killer couple David and Catherine Birnie in 1980s Perth and what became known as the “Moorhouse murders”.
Related: True crime plunderers: the dark truth about Hounds of Love and Australia's new gorefest
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- Peter Bradshaw
A John Wick 'expanded universe' – Hollywood's most idiotic idea yet?
Keanu Reeves’ ultraviolent action series offered B-movie thrills, but spinning it into a multi-stranded franchise underlines the industry’s creative bankruptcy
If you have seen John Wick: Chapter 2 – and I can tell from the desensitised look in your eyes that you have – you will know that one scene stands out above all others. It’s the scene in which the baddie orders a hit on Wick and all of a sudden Keanu Reeves is fighting off attacks at every turn. There’s a sumo wrestler. There’s a woman whose violin is also a bazooka or whatever. There’s row after row of visually arresting but disposable goons. It is a diverting sequence, and quite a fun one.
Or at least it was. Because now it has been announced that Wick is getting his own expanded universe, which means that all those godforsaken goons are bound to end up »
- Stuart Heritage
June Foray, Voice of ‘Bullwinkle Show’s’ Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99
Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.”
Foray was the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among many others.
The first lady of voice acting and founder of the annual Annie Awards was instrumental in the creation of the Oscars’ animated feature category. »
- Terry Flores
From suburban housewife to porn star at 52: the emancipation of Morgana
Suffering from depression at the end of an unhappy marriage, Morgana Muses found a new lease on life by making body-positive, anti-ageist Bdsm films
A turquoise-haired woman takes the stage at Berlin’s Porn Film Festival in stiletto boots and an evening dress split high up the thigh. The snigger from a couple in the audience is barely audible, but then, the woman is attuned to it. She stiffens for a second, and takes the microphone. “You can laugh if you like,” she says, “but darling, I was a young, gorgeous creature once – and you’re going to be my age one day.”
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- Jenny Valentish
The Thor: Ragnarok Poster Is Way Better With All Jeff Goldblums
‘Ghost In The Shell’ Star Chin Han To Scale ‘Skyscraper’ With Dwayne Johnson
Exclusive: Legendary’s upcoming 3D action-thriller Skyscraper has added Chin Han to the cast. The Ghost In The Shell actor will join Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell in the movie written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The movie stars Johnson as Will, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong, he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been… »
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’: Larry David Explains the Difference Between ‘TV Larry’ and ‘Real Larry’
“TV Larry is about a quarter of an inch away from Real Larry,” the creator and star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “Real Larry plays golf, so TV Larry plays golf.”
Addressing the long-awaited return of the Emmy-winning comedy, which has been off the air for several years, led to one of the liveliest panels of the day – and not just because David and »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’
“The Deuce” producers and stars want to draw a line about the series: It’s about porn, but is not porn itself.
That means that all of the problems associated with porn — the misogyny, the abuse, the objectification – are featured on “The Deuce” as part of the exploration of the topic, not for gratuitous storytelling.
“You portray it by being direct,” co-creator David Simon told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It would be a mistake to look at this and think that we are in any way trafficking in misogynistic imagery or objectification as one of the currencies driving the show. That’s what the show is about. I’m not sure how you make the show and avert your eyes and clean it up.”
“The Deuce, »
- Hanh Nguyen
16 Iconic Roles Almost Played by Other Actors
Actors turn down roles all the time, but what would these 16 roles be like if the actors that were originally approached for them said yes?
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- Jacob Bryant
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