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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Star Chin Han To Scale ‘Skyscraper’ With Dwayne Johnson

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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… »


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Netflix ‘Triple Frontier’ Eyes August Start; Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal In Talks

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Exclusive: The Jc Chandor-directed thriller Triple Frontier has regained its footing at Netflix for a potential August production start. Mark Wahlberg is now in talks to replace Ben Affleck, who dropped out last week. The film will shoot in Hawaii and Colombia and will star Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam, Mudbound‘s Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal, coming off Game of Thrones and Narcos. Wahlberg is coming off Transformers: The Last Knight. Still in the mix is Adria Arjo… »


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Potential ‘Citizen Kane’ & ‘Cat People’ TV Series At Heart Of Rko Lawsuit

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In this age of endless reboots, reimaginings and revivals, small-screen versions of Citizen Kane and Cat People might offend purists but could make absolute sense to content-hungry programmers – depending on how a new lawsuit against Rko Pictures gets resolved. "Defendants agreed with plaintiffs to pursue this business venture under the banner of 'Rko Television' and the parties undertook substantial performance in furtherance of the venture, but defendants later… »


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Susan Lacy Explains Making Of Her Steven Spielberg Documentary For HBO – TCA

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“He in no way tried to steer this film; he did not see it until it was finished,” Susan Lacy told TV critics of her Steven Spielberg docu for HBO, when asked what the director told her he did and did not want to see in the 2 1/2-hour project. “We did not talk about what I was going to do and wasn’t going to do,” she bristled at Wednesday afternoon’s TCA Q&A on Spielberg, which debuts October 7. Lacy conducted nearly 30 hours of interviews with Spielberg for the doc. “I'm… »


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Tim Burton’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor DeObia Oparei

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Exclusive: The cast of Tim Burton’s Dumbo is starting to take shape as Game of Thrones alum DeObia Oparei has signed on to play a character named Rongo in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1941 animated classic. Details about Oparei’s character are being kept under wraps, but he will join previously announced cast members Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton who is attached to play the movie’s villain. Colin Farrell will star as Holt, the widowed father of two… »


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‘UnReal’ Star Caitlin FitzGerald Joins ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler Then The Bigfoot’

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Exclusive: Caitlin FitzGerald is set to star opposite Sam Elliot in Robert Krzykowski’s upcoming feature The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot. The story follows a legendary American war veteran in 1987, named Calvin Barr (Elliott) who, decades after serving in World War II and assassinating Adolf Hitler, is contacted to lead the charge on hunting down the fabled Bigfoot who is hidden deep inside the Canadian wilderness. The Masters Of Sex alumna will play… »


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Maxim Roy Boards ‘Le triomphe de l’argent’; Patricia Belcher, Rachel Pegram Cast In ‘The Week Of’

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Maxim Roy, who recurs on the Freeform series Shadowhunters, has been cast in Denys Arcand's upcoming thriller Le triomphe de l’argent (The Triumph of Money). Set to begin production in September, the film is inspired by the shooting at the Flawnego boutique in Old Montreal in March 2010. Arcand wrote and directed Les Invasions Barbares (Barbarian Invasions), which earned a Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2014. His longtime producing partner Denise Robert is producing the… »


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Imax Picks Jl Pomeroy To Be Cmo, Replacing Eileen Campbell

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Imax just disclosed that it has a new Chief Marketing Officer replacing Eileen Campbell, who had the job since 2013. Jl Pomeroy has been in charge of the global marketing efforts since July 11, reporting to CEO Richard Gelfond. Campbell  “decided to pursue other interests,” the company says. Gelfond says that as “we continue to innovate and invest in new content and Vr initiatives, our brand must evolve to reflect these new business priorities." Pomeroy “has a strong… »


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Robert Scott Wilson Joins ‘The Girl Who Cried Wolf’; Angie Patterson In ‘Home Invaders’

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Days Of Our Lives alum Robert Scott Wilson has come aboard the thriller The Girl Who Cried Wolf, from director Rob Malenfant. The pic follows Kendra, a teenage girl who meets Brad (Wilson), a millionaire bachelor star of a reality show, who quickly becomes obsessed with her. Known to lie as a tool to lash out, everyone think’s Kendra is just “crying wolf” about the harassment. By the time Kendra convinces her mother that Brad poses a threat to them both, his behavior has… »


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Jeremy Garelick, Ld Ent. Launch American High To Make School-Set Comedies

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Exclusive: Jeremy Garelick, the screenwriter whose work includes The Break-Up, The Hangover and The Wedding Ringer, has teamed up with Mickey Liddell’s Ld Entertainment to launch American High. Staked with a $50 million, the new company will generate a slate of high school-set comedy features. Garelick will tap his relationships to hatch the films, which will be shot in a recently acquired 100,000 sq-ft high school-turned-studio in Syracuse, New York. "The films that… »


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‘Star Wars’ Vet Warwick Davis Reunites With Ron Howard For Han Solo Film

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As the standalone Han Solo movie gets back on track, a Star Wars veteran has been added to the cast. Director Ron Howard took to Twitter to announce that Warwick Davis is set to join in on the intergalactic action. The news was revealed when Howard was asked when he was going to make a sequel to his 1988 fantasy action pic Willow to which he answered, “Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy.” Glad you… »


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Regal CEO: Hollywood Studios Remain Divided On How Premium VOD Could Work

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Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles says her company would be willing to consider endorsing a premium video on demand plan — but that’s hard to do as long as Hollywood studios are divided about how it would work. “It’s very difficult to predict” the outcome of talks between studios and theater owners, she told analysts today. “Right now there is not a consensus among the studio partners with respect to what any kind of long term windowing structure should be.” Studios want… »


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Regal And Imax Q2 Reports Fall Short Of Wall Street Expectations

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Exhibition stocks may remain in Wall Street’s dog house following Q2 reports tonight from Regal Entertainment and Imax that fell short of analyst expectations — which most lowered over the last few weeks. Regal’s net income at $23.6 million was down nearly 30% vs the period last year on revenues of $764.2 million, down 2.8%.  Analysts expected a hair more from the top line: $764.3 million. But earnings at 16 cents a share missed predictions for 18 cents. Attendance fell… »

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Christopher & Heather McQuarrie Team With Rachel & Terence Winter On David Grann’s ‘The Chameleon’ For Netflix

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Exclusive: Netflix has acquired rights to David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker feature The Chameleon, in a package that has Mission: Impossible MI6 helmer Christopher McQuarrie developing to direct, with Wolf of Wall Street and The SopranosTerence Winter co-writing the script with Carl Capotorto. Winter and his wife Rachel Winter will produce with McQuarrie and his producing partner, Heather McQuarrie. The Chameleon is the chilling true story of Frédéric Bourdin, a young… »


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Jason Ludman & Adam Gibbs Team On Film About ‘The A-Bomb Kid’

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Jason Ludman of Lowland Pictures and Adam Gibbs are readying a film adaptation of John Aristotle Phillips' autobiography Mushroom: The True Story of the A-Bomb Kid, about Phillips’ attempt to design a nuclear bomb as a college student. Co-authored by Phillips and his college best-friend David Michaelis, the true story is set in 1976 Princeton, where Phillips designs a atomic bomb in his dorm room to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. Phillips and Michaelis use the… »


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‘Marjorie Prime’ Trailer: Jon Hamm Plays Lois Smith’s Hologram Husband In Sundance Standout

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The new emotional and unsettling trailer for FilmRise’s Marjorie Prime evokes some Black Mirror vibes and has drawn comparisons to Spike Jonze’s Her. Even so, the film based on the acclaimed Jordan Harrison play stands on its own as it has received high marks when it bowed earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The story follows the titular 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) as she spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband… »


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Rhea Seehorn & Rachel Boston Board Comedy ‘I Hate Kids’

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Exclusive: John Asher’s comedy I Hate Kids has added Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn and Witches of East End‘s Rachel Boston to its cast that already includes Tituss Burgess, Tom Everett Scott and Beth Riesgraf. The film, which started production on July 10, follows Scott as Nick Pearson, a successful author who always has hated kids and is about to finally settle down with the perfect match. However, on the night of his wedding rehearsal dinner, 13-year old Mason (Julian… »


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Vladar Company & Generation Iron Fitness Network Pump Bodybuilding Doc ‘Ronnie Coleman The King’

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Exclusive: The Vladar Company is teaming with The Generation Iron Fitness Network on Ronnie Coleman The King, a documentary about the eight-time Mr. Olympia winning bodybuilder. Directed by Vlad Yudin (Generation Iron, Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer), the film is slated for a global release in the first quarter of next year. Nicknamed “The King”, Coleman holds the world record for Mr. Olympia titles and most wins for an International Federation of BodyBuilding… »


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‘Ask For Jane’: Competing Underground Abortion Project Underway

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Exclusive: There are now two ‘Jane’ underground projects on their way in Hollywood. An indie film Ask For Jane is just now getting underway in New York from Cait Johnston and co-starring this year’s Emmy-nominated actress Alison Wright (The Americans). That follows a very similar project from Amazon, who bought a spec titled This is Jane based on Laura Kaplan’s non-fiction book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Amazon picked that up ea… »


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Sony Pictures Classics Will Win Annette Bening-Starrer ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’

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Exclusive: One of the plum acquisition titles at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival is about to be taken off the table and will premiere in Canada with an eye toward launching in awards season. After a mad pursuit by prestige distributors, Sony Pictures Classics is in negotiations on a deal for the Annette Bening-starrer Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. I’m told the deal will be done before the fest, and is in the $2 million range for North American rights plus some… »


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