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Jared Leto Circling 'Bloodshot' for Sony

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Sony Pictures is courting Jared Leto to star in Bloodshot, an adaptation of the comic from Valiant Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Leto has the offer to play the title character, but dealmaking has yet to begin, according to sources.

Dave Wilson is attached to direct the sci-fi/action feature project, which would be produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe through their Original Film banner.

Described as being, in part, a crime-oriented Frankenstein thriller, the story centers on a mob killer named Angelo Mortalli who enters a witness protection program. When he is betrayed by a handler, he »


- Borys Kit

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'Blade Runner 2049' Director Feared He'd "Feel Like a Vandal Going in a Church"

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There are few tasks more challenging in Hollywood than following up a classic, and few films as well-regarded in the sci-fi genre as Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

Though director Denis Villeneuve was hot off of the acclaimed film Arrival, he felt more than his share of pressure to deliver with Blade Runner 2049, the followup to Scott's 1982 original.

"I have to find a way to make that universe mine. I have to find a way to not feel like a vandal going in a church, making graffiti on the walls," director Denis Villeneuve told Heat Vision during a Blade Runner event at »


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Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina Join Blumhouse Thriller 'Only You' (Exclusive)

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Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina and Mykelti Williamson have joined the cast of Only You, the latest thriller from Blumhouse Productions.

David Oyelowo and Storm Reid are starring in the project, which is now shooting in Los Angeles.

Details are scarce, but Only You involves a police officer (Oyelowo) whose family was killed, a niece (Reid) who is in danger and a plot with time-travel elements.

Character details are also being kept secret. 

Jacob Estes wrote the mind-bender and is directing the feature. Jason Blum is producing. Oyelowo is executive producing along with Blumhouse's Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. Jay »


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'Olympus Has Fallen' Follow-Up Gets Director

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Ric Roman Waugh, who wrote and directed the Stephen Dorff-starrer Felon, will helm the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Gerard Butler will reprise his role in Millennium Films' Angel Has Fallen, a threequel following the action flicks Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Waugh will direct Butler as the Secret Service agent who has kept American presidents safe — but this time, he's the attackers' target.

Among those also at risk is the commander-in-chief, whose official plane Air Force One is code-named Angel. Butler will produce with Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson and Matt »


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Fede Alvarez Developing Techno Thriller From 'The Guest' Screenwriter Simon Barrett

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Bad Hombre, the genre production banner from Good Universe and Fede Alvarez, has announced its first project, an untitled techno thriller written by Simon Barrett.

Jason Eisener will direct the film; its logline is currently being kept under wraps.

Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues of Bad Hombre will produce. Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman of Good Universe will executive produce alongside Jay Basu.

Barrett is known for writing horror hits You're Next and A Horrible Way to Die. His most recent releases include thriller The Guest and horror sequel Blair Witch. He is repped by Stuart Manashil and »


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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in August

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Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in August.

Superbad, 10 Things I Hate About You and Babe are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. All of the seasons of Revenge and the first four seasons of American Dad will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's August additions were just announced.

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix in August.

Leaving Aug. 1, 2017

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Lionsgate Plotting 'John Wick' Universe With 'Ballerina' Action Script (Exclusive)

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Lionsgate has won a bidding war to pick up a female-centric spec action script titled Ballerina that will serve as a platform for a possible John Wick spinoff.

Basil Iwanyk, whose Thunder Road banner is behind the hit Wick action franchise starring Keanu Reeves, will produce Ballerina.

While Lionsgate is relishing the idea of a franchise expansion, the screenwriter behind Ballerina is living out a Hollywood dream.

The deal marks the first sale for Shay Hatten, a 23-year-old scribe who idolizes Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) and is currently working as a writer's assistant for Robert Downey Jr.’s production company, »


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Guillermo del Toro Talks Tequila and Previews 'The Shape of Water'

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The first time Guillermo del Toro ever got drunk was in his home state of Jalisco, Mexico, where they grow blue agave, the prime ingredient in tequila. “I was with the night watch on a piece of land my parents had,” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the launch of his latest release, the limited edition tequila blend Patron x Guillermo del Toro. “They said, ‘This middle class blondie boy, come and have a little one!’ I had one and another one, and all I remember is the next day I said, 'My dad’s going to beat me!'”

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'Suburbicon': Matt Damon Is Not Happy in First-Look Images

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The first look at George Clooney's Suburbicon features a very grump Matt Damon and a very blond Julianne Moore

The crime-comedy, which will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, was written by the Coen brothers and takes place in a quiet family neighborhood filled with larger-than-life characters who are all rattled by a suspicious home invasion.

Oscar Isaac also stars in the movie that is sure to be filled with equal parts quirk and blood. 

Suburbicon will hit theaters on Nov 3. Check out another first-look image below.

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'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Returning to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

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Movie audiences are getting another close encounter.

Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is hitting theaters for one week beginning Sept. 1 in honor of the film's 40th anniversary. Sony Pictures has remastered the director's cut in 4K for theaters in the U.S. and Canada. It will have its world premiere in the Venezia Classici section of the Venice Film Festival.

Close Encounters, released in December 1977, stars Richard Dreyfuss as a line worker who has a close encounter with an alien intelligence and feels drawn to a wilderness area where something important will soon happen. The film also stars Melinda Dillon and François »


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Albert Hughes, Studio 8 Tackling Remake of 'The Fury of a Patient Man' (Exclusive)

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Studio 8 is reteaming with Albert Hughes to tackle a remake of the acclaimed Spanish thriller, The Fury of a Patient Man.

Hughes, the director of Studio 8’s upcoming prehistoric epic Alpha, will helm the remake, with Javier Gullon, who wrote Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, penning the script.

Partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company will produce the film alongside Peter Dealbert from Pacific View Management

The movie centers around a quiet man who seeks revenge on the criminals who turned his life upside down after a violent robbery. The man enlists the help of a recently released »


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Nicholas Hoult in Early Talks to Play Young J.R.R. Tolkien

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In the latest installment of Nicholas Hoult plays-young-versions-of-famous-authors, the English actor is set to portray J.R.R. Tolkien.

Hoult, who stars as a young J.D. Salinger in upcoming biopic Rebel in the Rye, is in early talks to play a young Tolkien in Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment's Tolkien.

Tolkien was the architect of Middle-earth, having written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings book series that were later adapted into two Hollywood trilogies from Peter Jackson.

Tolkien, written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, will take place at the outset of WWI and follow the orphaned author as he befriends »


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Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Sequel' Screening Snubbed by Capitol Hill Republicans

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Talk about cold feet.

Not one Republican lawmaker showed up at Paramount and Participant Media's special Washington, D.C., screening of Al Gore's climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, for Capitol Hill, organizers tell The Hollywood Reporter.

All 535 members of Congress were invited to the July 19 event, held less than two miles from the U.S. Capitol at the Newseum. Gore, who did a long stint in Congress before serving as U.S. vice president under Bill Clinton, hosted the gathering, which did succeed in drawing scores of Democrats.

Those attending included California's Nancy Pelosi, minority leader »


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Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel' to Close New York Film Festival (Exclusive)

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Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel will close out the 2017 New York Film Festival.

Sources say the film, which stars Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and James Belushi, has been selected by the fest, which is often seen as a springboard for awards-season play. Last year, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea screened during the event, which opened with Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th and closed with the Charlie Hunnam-starrer The Lost City of Z. Winslet, who is working with Allen for the first time, is said to give an awards-friendly performance in Wonder Wheel.

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'Atomic Blonde': Charlize Theron on Pulling Off Her Own Stunts, a Possible Sequel

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Stunts and sequel potential were the hottest topics at Atomic Blonde's Los Angeles premiere Monday night. 

In the action film based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, its star Charlize Theron was tasked with a slew of stunts. Lucky for her, the film's director David Leitch first started out in the stunt world, and along with the film's stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave and Theron's stunt double Monique Ganderton, everything went off without a hitch. 

"We actively searched for something like this and then we developed it for five-and-a-half years, and I think you can't develop this for that long and not »


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Will Packer Partners With Universal, Discovery for TV, Branded-Content Deal

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Following a record-breaking weekend at the box office for his latest release, Girls Trip, producer Will Packer has announced a partnership with Universal Pictures and Discovery Communications for a TV production and branded-content deal.

Will Packer Media will produce a wide range of media, from scripted and unscripted series to advertising campaigns to shortform content on a branded digital platform. 

As a part of Discovery's investment, Packer will have a first-look deal with Oprah Winfrey's Own. The producer's previous forays into television include the Emmy-nominated remake of Roots and Bet series Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union.

Will Packer Media will also »


- Mia Galuppo

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See Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham for Pentagon Papers Movie

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Meryl Streep has debuted her take on former Washington Post publisher Katharine "Kay" Graham for her role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film The Papers, courtesy of a photo that has emerged of Streep on set.

The movie, expected to be released later this year, tells the story of Graham's and Post editor Ben Bradlee’s (Tom Hanks) infamous decision to publish a series of leaked articles entitled “The Pentagon Papers” in 1971, the papers containing classified information regarding the Defense Department’s plans for the Vietnam War. The Papers marks the first time that Streep and Hanks have shared the big screen.

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'Caddyshack': THR's 1980 Review

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On July 25, 1980, Warner Bros. unveiled the Harold Ramis-directed, R-rated comedy Caddyshack in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

To attempt a critical evaluation of Orion's new Caddyshack is a little like describing the esthetic qualities of an outhouse. Its jokes are almost entirely scatological, deriving from such socially questionable practices as farting, vomiting and nose-picking. In one protracted sequence, a chocolate candy bar afloat in a swimming pool is mistaken for a turd, causing the pool to empty in a Jaws parody; it closes with Bill Murray finding the bar and biting into it, causing a »


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Protagonist Pictures Promotes Dave Bishop to CEO

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Protagonist Pictures has promoted its head of worldwide acquisitions Dave Bishop to CEO, replacing Mike Goodridge who stepped down last month to become artistic director at the Macao International Film Festival. 

The announcement, made Tuesday by the U.K. banner's chairman Nigel Williams, comes as part of a major internal management restructuring. 

Dimitra Tsingou, currently COO, adds the title president of production to her job, while head of worldwide sales Vanessa Saal takes on the role of managing director, sales and distribution. 

Longstanding head of marketing Bridget Pedgrift rounds out the senior management team. A new head of worldwide acquisitions will »


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Deauville: Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum Set to Receive Honors

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Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be reunited at the Deauville Film Festival, where both Oscar nominees are set to receive career tributes, organizers announced Tuesday.

Dern, who has been seen on the small screen in the Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies and Twin Peaks, was called a "Lynchean muse par excellence" by festival organizers recognizing her work in David Lynch's Blue VelvetInland Empire and the Palme d'Or winner Wild at Heart.

Dern is next slated to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Ron Howard.

Goldblum, set to star in the next installment of the dinosaur »


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