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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Tie Up $37 Million in Opening Weekend

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Tie Up $37 Million in Opening Weekend
Universal’s “Fifty Shades Freed” should dominate its North American opening weekend on Feb. 9-11 with about $37 million, early tracking showed Thursday.

Sony’s family comedy “Peter Rabbit” is tracking for a launch that weekend in the $18 million range and Warner Bros.’ Clint Eastwood thriller “15:17 to Paris” should arrive with about $10 million.

The projected “Fifty Shades Freed” launch isn’t as strong as its predecessors “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which opened with $85.2 million in 2015, and “Fifty Shades Darker,” which opened with $46.6 million on the same weekend last year. The two films, co-starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, have combined to gross $950 million worldwide.

Tracking shows “Fifty Shades Freed” with an impressive 74% total awareness and 26% definite interest. E.L. James’ erotic romance trilogy was a sensation when published in 2011 and 2012. James Foley directed “Fifty Shades Freed” from a script by Niall Leonard, James’ husband.

Reprising their roles from “Fifty Shades Darker” are Marcia Gay Harden
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Amazon's Don't Worry Trailer Teams Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Jack Black

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer and poster for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which is slated for theatrical release on May 11, 2018. For those who will be in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival later this week, this film will have its world premiere screening on Friday, January 19, before heading overseas to the Berlin International Film Festival next month. While we still have a few months until this true story adaptation hits theaters, this could certainly make a big splash at Sundance in just a few short days.

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment, with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that
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‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz

‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz
A pair of Universal films — “Breaking In” and “Fifty Shades Freed” — dominated social media buzz last week with a combined 189,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Breaking In,” a home-invasion drama starring Gabrielle Union, generated 97,000 new conversations in the wake of the release of a trailer on Jan. 11, shortly after announcing a May 11 release date for the film. “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue helms from a script by Ryan Engle, based on a pitch from Jaime Primak Sullivan about a woman fighting to protect her family during a home invasion.

Fifty Shades Freed” drew 92,000 new conversations last week. A new trailer released on Jan. 2 revealed in the final five seconds that Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is pregnant. The pregnancy announcement isn’t news to those who read the final installment of E.L. James’ erotic trilogy, published in 2012, but it had not been hinted at in the two previous films, “[link
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Official Trailer for Mountain Retreat Thriller 'Traffik' with Paula Patton

"Let's get away from the city... It's miles away from everything." Lionsgate has released the official trailer for a thriller titled Traffik, the latest from writer/director Deon Taylor. The film stars Paula Patton and Omar Epps as a couple who set off for a retreat in the mountains, but are accosted by a biker gang, who then go after them once they reach their isolated vacation rental home. The full cast includes Laz Alonso, Roselyn Sanchez, Luke Goss, Dawn Olivieri, Claude Duhamel, and Lorin McCraley. It looks like your standard angry-white-people-home-invasion thriller, where the nice people have to fight back to save themselves. I'd rather go see Breaking In, which looks like a much better twist on this concept. Have a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ official poster) for Deon Taylor's Traffik, direct from YouTube: A couple (Paula Patton, Omar Epps) off for a romantic weekend in
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First Trailer for James McTeigue's Home Invasion Thriller 'Breaking In'

"I will do anything to protect my kids." Holy smokes, this looks awesome! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for a home invasion thriller titled Breaking In, which kind of twists the old home invasion concept just a bit. Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who moves with her children to her father's old home which features very high tech security. When intruders break in and lock her out, she must figure out how to break back in and rescue her kids, stopping at nothing to get back at these invaders. This is, crazy enough, the next movie from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue. The film's full cast includes Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Levi Meaden, and Ajiona Alexus. This seriously looks badass, and I am glad it has some twists on the unusual home invasion plot. I'm definitely in. This May, payback is a mother. Here's
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Gabrielle Union to Topline “Bad Boys” TV Spinoff

Union in “Being Mary Jane”: Bet

Mourning the imminent end of “Being Mary Jane”? The good news is that the show’s star, Gabrielle Union, will likely be returning to the small screen very soon. NBC has snagged a “Bad Boys” reboot starring the actress with a pilot production commitment. Deadline broke the news, and reports that multiple networks pursued the project.

The show will follow Union’s character from 2003’s “Bad Boys II,” Special Agent Syd Burnett, who has moved from Miami and now lives in Los Angeles. The Lapd detective “can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer and leave her past behind,” the source writes. “But things will get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret.”

Union is among the project’s executive producers.

The Blacklist” writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier are penning the script. No word on who will direct the pilot.

Being Mary Jane” debuted on Bet in 2013. The drama follows an Atlanta-based TV news anchor. “Being Mary Jane’s” Season 4 finale aired in September. A fifth season isn’t happening, but the show will conclude with a two-hour movie that’ll serve as a series finale. It will air in 2018.

Union’s other credits include the “Think Like a Man” franchise, “Bring It On,” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” She’s currently filming “Breaking In,” a home-invasion thriller she’s starring in and producing. This October she released her first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” The best-selling collection of essays touches on her experiences growing up in a predominantly white California suburb, her decades-long career in Hollywood, and her struggles with infertility.

Gabrielle Union to Topline “Bad Boys” TV Spinoff was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Director Stella Meghie Teams With Will Packer on ‘The Photograph’ (Exclusive)

Director Stella Meghie Teams With Will Packer on ‘The Photograph’ (Exclusive)
Universal Pictures has acquired “The Photograph,” an original spec by Stella Meghie with Will Packer producing for his eponymous production company.

The spec is a generational story about love and family, which Meghie will also direct and executive produce. Will Packer ProductionsJames Lopez will also produce.

Vice president of production Sara Scott and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal.

Universal in particular has been a champion of more female filmmakers behind the camera; Trish Sie, for instance, is directing the latest chapter in the “Pitch Perfect” series.

Packer and Universal have seen several films as of late over-perform at the box office, including the “Ride Along” movies and, most recently, “Girls Trip,” which grossed more than $135 million at the worldwide box office. They currently have two films in production: the Kevin Hart comedy “Night School” and “Breaking In” starring Gabrielle Union.

Meghie earned a best screenplay Independent Spirit Award nomination for her debut
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9 Emerging Latino Artists Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

With more than 233 million Instagram followers combined, these Latino entertainers are cementing their names in Hollywood.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Et is paying tribute to this special group of actors and singers, who are not only enriching the creative arts, but also paying it forward.

Related: 9 Inspiring Latino Designers Slaying the Fashion World

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The 24-year-old rapper -- whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar -- is currently dominating the music charts with her debut single, "Bodak Yellow," which recently reached number one on the Us Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born and raised in the Bronx, Cardi B's mother hails from Trinidad and her father is Dominican. In 2015, she joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York for two seasons before leaving the reality show to focus on her music.

Now, Cardi B is slaying the hip hop and social media game (she has 10.7 million followers on Instagram) and is
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Frightfest 2017: Interview With ‘Incontrol’ Star Levi Meaden

Incontrol gets its premiere at this week’s Frightfest. The film will form one of over sixty movies screening at the festival. The five day event celebrates the dark heart of cinema. Incontrol tells the tale of a college students who find themselves able to step into the bodies of those around them and control them. In essence, it’s Flatliners meets Being John Malkovich. Ahead of the premiere we sat down with one of it’s stars, Levi Meaden, to find out more about the project.

Meaden is a young, upcoming actor. He has a lot of television experience, appearing in The Killing, The 100, and Aftermath, but has recently started to rack up the feature films. He has a small part in War of the Planet of the Apes, and post Incontrol, will be seen controlling giant robots in Pacific Rim: Uprising. When we caught up with Levi
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