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‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine

‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine
For years, “Call of Duty” has been one of the most successful video game franchises in the world. Taking place in a variety of time periods, “Call of Duty” is war game that puts the players in the middle of large battles, killing dozens of bad guys, including Nazis, terrorists, and even the occasional zombie. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to take a stab at the game for a potential movie franchise.
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Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir
Exclusive: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong'o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while…
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'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date

'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date
Almost four months before Universal Pictures unleashes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the studio is making plans for a third installment of the rebooted dinosaur adventure movie series.

Jurassic World 3 will be written franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael along with Colin Trevorrow, the director of the 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom.

And the studio has set a June 11, 2021 release date for the movie.

Trevorrow is returning to exec produce the new chapter along with Steven Spielberg, the filmmaker behind the original movies in the 1990s.

Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are returning as producers.

Plot details are...
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Claws Highest Tuesday Gross for MCU Film

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Claws Highest Tuesday Gross for MCU Film
Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” remains heroic, taking in an impressive $21 million on Tuesday at 4,020 North American locations — the highest Tuesday gross for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title and the seventh-biggest Tuesday total of all time.

The tentpole hauled $263.1 million in the U.S. within five days, second only to 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $325.4 million. “Black Panther” eclipsed the five-day North American mark for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by $1.3 million and “Jurassic World” by $4.6 million.

Tuesday’s international take was $14.6 million for a total of $199.2 million, led by the U.K. with $28.5 million and South Korea with $28.3 million. It already has a worldwide total of $462.3 million.

Black Panther” is one of five films that opened with a $200 million domestic weekend (with $202 million), joining “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.” It’s notched an A+ Cinemascore — becoming only the second Marvel film to do so
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Rebel Wilson Reveals New Title, Release Date for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Remake With Anne Hathaway

Rebel Wilson Reveals New Title, Release Date for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Remake With Anne Hathaway
Rebel Wilson has revealed that her Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake with Anne Hathaway will be called The Hustle.

The MGM film's release date has also been moved up from its Aug. 10 bow to June 29.

Wilson revealed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning accompanying a photo of her and Hathaway embracing and smiling.

"Get ready for this beaut," she wrote. "The Con is On."

The Hustle — a remake of 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly — was originally given the title Nasty Women, when it was announced a little over a...
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Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Sign New 4-Picture Deal With Netflix

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Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Sign New 4-Picture Deal With Netflix
Jay and Mark Duplass have signed a new four-picture deal with Netflix, which will start with an untitled film starring Ray Romano, Netflix announced Wednesday.

Netflix’s relationship with the Duplass brothers goes back to their first feature film, “The Puffy Chair,” which Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment co-distributed in 2005. In 2015, Netflix signed an Svod deal with the brothers that included “Blue Jay,” “Take Me” and “Creep 2,” as well as the upcoming “Duck Butter” and “Outside In.”

The previous agreement gave Netflix exclusive worldwide SVOD distribution rights after a short theatrical window.
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‘The Outsider’ Trailer: Jared Leto Explores The Yakuza Underworld

A big step in Netflix’s world domination plan is to release 80 (yup, you read that right) original films in 2018. Releasing so many films, it gives them a chance to try their hand at several different genres to reach the widest audiences. So far, the pictures they’ve released this year have ranged from a sci-fi franchise thriller to a Sundance dramedy and beyond, and now they have a yakuza flick coming with “The Outsider.”

The Outsider” stars actual Academy Award winner and method actor Jared Leto alongside Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane, Shiori Kutsuna, Emile Hirsch, and Kippei Shiina.
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Star Wars Bits: Rey in Disneyland, Filoni on ‘Rebels,’ and a Maz Kanata Romance

Star Wars Bits: Rey in Disneyland, Filoni on ‘Rebels,’ and a Maz Kanata Romance
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Dave Filoni dishes on the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels An update on Star Wars mobile game Rise to Power A petition to get Ava DuVernay into the director’s chair Confirmation from the Master Codebreaker himself on a certain ship… And much more! Rey from nowhere? More like Rey from Disneyland! […]

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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Finally Wraps Principal Photography

Sometimes, you can shoot a blockbuster in a few months. Sometimes it takes longer. In the case of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it has taken almost a year due to various hiatuses, an injured star, and the general trials of making a movie out in the real world rather than relying heavily on a green screen. But filming has finally wrapped on the upcoming Mission: Impossible flick, and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram to make the announcement: 3000 setups 13 helicopters 6 pregnancies 5 hiatuses 4 weeks of aerial photography 3 continents 2 winters 1 broken ankle To the …
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‘Phantom Thread’ Giveaway: Win Tickets For a Live Orchestra Screening in La

‘Phantom Thread’ Giveaway: Win Tickets For a Live Orchestra Screening in La
If you have seen “Phantom Thread,” you probably spent a good chunk of the film swooning over Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-nominated score, which seems to perfectly compliment Paul Thomas Anderson’s period piece. Wordless Music, a Brooklyn-based orchestra which specializes in live-score screenings, are also big fans and have put together some special screenings as a result. Their previous performances include “The Tree of Life,” “Under the Skin” and “There Will Be Blood,” which Greenwood performed with the group.

Read More:Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-Worthy ‘Phantom Thread’ Score is Now Streaming in Its Entirety — Listen

Just in time for Oscars weekend, Wordless Music will be performing Greenwood’s score as part of a live orchestra screening of “Phantom Thread” in Los Angeles, and IndieWire are your ticket into this must-see event. We have three pairs of tickets for three lucky IndieWire readers based in Los Angeles for the midnight screening on Friday,
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Danny Boyle & John Hodge Writing New Script For ‘Bond 25’

The “Bond 25” saga has taken yet another twist in what is frankly becoming one of the most tedious stories in Hollywood (seriously Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, just pick a director and stick with it). Yesterday, word emerged that in the ongoing hunt for a director of the next James Bond movie, Danny Boyle’s name came into the mix. At the time, no formal offers had been made, but a lot has changed in 24 hours.
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A First Look at Guadalajara Film Festival’s Ibero-American Fiction Competition Selection

Each year the Guadalajara Film Festival features a carefully curated selection of fiction and documentary films, recent and brand-new, from Mexico, and throughout Ibero-America, to the Jalisco capital. This year’s competition runs from March 9-16, and boasts 17 Ibero-American fiction features, 19 documentaries and more shorts than you can shake a churro at.

Here are the films selected to compete in the Ibero-American Fiction Feature Film competition. A comprehensive list can be found below.

A flagship of the new-and-improved Basque cinema, Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño’s “Giant” world premiered at San Sebastian, winning two awards, before storming the Goya’s where it racked up ten, the third highest total in that ceremony’s history. It remains to be seen if it’s reception in Guadalajara will be adversely effected by fellow competition player and contrarily named “Giant’s Don’t Exist,” from Chema Rodríguez. Laura Mora Ortega’s debut feature “Killing Jesus” is a Pablo-free Colombian tale of
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‘The Master’ Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Movie, Even If He’s ‘Not Sure It Was Entirely Successful’

‘The Master’ Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Movie, Even If He’s ‘Not Sure It Was Entirely Successful’
Some directors don’t like to pick favorites, but Paul Thomas Anderson isn’t one of them. The filmmaker has not hidden the fact he considers “The Master” to be his favorite film of the eight features he’s directed, and he’s remaining committed to his love for “The Master” in the wake of “Phantom Thread” earning six Oscar nominations. In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Anderson said he doesn’t think “The Master” will ever not be his most beloved.

“I think that won’t change,” Anderson said. “The amount of emotion I put into it and they put into it — they being Phil [Seymour Hoffman], Joaquin [Phoenix] and Amy [Adams]. I’m not sure it’s entirely successful. But that’s fine with me. It feels right. It feels unique to me.”

“I really hope it will be something people can revisit and enjoy in a way that equals my pride in it,
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Votd: ‘Early Man’ Featurettes Extensively Reveal Every Step of Making a Stop-Motion Animated Movie

Votd: ‘Early Man’ Featurettes Extensively Reveal Every Step of Making a Stop-Motion Animated Movie
Even though Black Panther is the talk of Hollywood right now, there’s another movie that opened last weekend that deserves our attention, and that’s Aardman Animation’s latest production Early Man. In an age when computer animation is so prominent, stop-motion animated has gone by the wayside. But thankfully studios like Aardman Animation are keeping it […]

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Feature documentary in the works about departing Efm president Beki Probst (exclusive)

Feature documentary in the works about departing Efm president Beki Probst (exclusive)
Swiss-born filmmaker Rebecca Panian working on project.

Beki Probst, the grande dame of the international film world and outgoing president of Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm), is to be the centre of a feature documentary with the working title Beki, which is being directed by the Swiss-born filmmaker Rebecca Panian.

Speaking exclusively to Screen, Panian said that Zurich’s Dschoint Ventschr is producing the project which has been in the making for the past three years. The idea for a film about Probst was proposed by her close friend Edi Stöckli.

”She is such an impressive woman for what she has done at the Berlinale over the past 30 years and I also want to show the next phase where she is now going to launch a film school in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a focus on scriptwriting from this autumn,” Panian explained.

Panian had accompanied Probst to Jerusalem in 2015 for a memorial to the late Jerusalem Film Festival
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‘Yardie’ First Trailer: Idris Elba Channels Martin Scorsese and ‘City of God’ in His Directorial Debut

‘Yardie’ First Trailer: Idris Elba Channels Martin Scorsese and ‘City of God’ in His Directorial Debut
After nearly two decades of acting in front of the camera, Idris Elba is finally jumping into the director’s chair for his feature directorial debut, “Yardie.” The movie premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. While the gangster thriller is still seeking U.S. distribution, StudioCanal UK has debuted the first trailer for the film, and it solidly sells the its many genre influences, from classics like Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” to “City of God.”

Yardie” centers on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), whose brother was murdered in their home of Kingston when D was just a child. D ended up being raised by the local mafia boss and years later has the chance to take revenge on the man who killed his brother. Everaldo Creary, Shantol Jackson, and Stephen Graham co-star.

Watch the first trailer for “Yardie” below.
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‘Slaughterhouse,’ ‘About the Clouds,’ ‘Candela,’ ‘Deeper’ Ready For 1st Málaga Festival Fund & Co-production Meet

Berlin — “Slaughterhouse,” “About the Clouds,” “Candela” and “Deeper” are four of the twenty projects chosen to participate at the upcoming 1st Málaga Festival Fund & Co-production (Maff) event as announced at the Berlin Film Festival at an Ibero-American event which also included a round table.

The event, traditionally held at Berlinale, was backed by the Instituto Cervantes, the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Berlin, the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (Caci) and the Ibermedia Program.

The Maff and works-in-progress sections are two of the new industry events to be hosted by the Festival Industry Zone (Mafiz) at the Málaga Film Festival, a leading showcase for Spanish cinema. Mafiz run April 13-22.

The 21st Málaga Film Festival runs April 13-22. With an aim of strengthening bridges within the Ibero-America, in addition to these inaugural industry activities, Brazil will be Malaga’s guest country at both the festival and industry forum.

An Argentine production from Magaya Films, dramatic thriller
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BFI Flare premiere 'A Deal With The Universe' gets sales deal with Altitude (exclusive)

Film tells the remarkable true story of former Flare programmer Jason Barker.

Ahead of the film’s world premiere as the centrepiece gala of next month’s Lgbt festival BFI Flare, Jason Barker’s feature doc A Deal With The Universe has locked a deal for international representation with Altitude Film Sales.

Compiled entirely from 15 years’ worth of archive footage and home video, the project chronicles the director’s remarkable true story – Barker began the process of transitioning from female to male more than 20 years ago, but halted when he and his partner Tracey discovered that she was unlikely to be able to have children. Instead, Barker took it upon himself to birth their child.

Barker was formerly a programmer at the BFI Flare festival and he is now returning to the old stomping ground to premiere his debut feature.

“I first came to BFI Flare in the early 90’s as a contestant in a drag king competition
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‘Game Night’ Review: Having Fun with the Thriller Genre

The “thriller genre” can be a bit of an oxymoron. Thrills are predicated on the unexpected, but genre is about playing to certain conventions. If you know the conventions, then you can’t be thrilled because you’re expecting what comes next. That’s not to say that all thrillers are inherently boring, but rather something more akin to the Taken movies where it’s oddly comforting rather than something that would genuinely get our adrenaline pumping. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein’s Game Night takes this premise and runs with it, consciously poking fun at the tropes of …
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'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid

'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Philip Gröning’s sibling drama leaves the Jury divided.

The latest title on the Screen Berlin 2018 Jury Grid is Philip Gröning’s three-hour sibling drama My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot, which achieves an average of 2.7 from our critics.

It recorded four scores of 3 (good) or 4 (excellent), but a 0 (bad) from Dagens Nyheter’s Nicholas Wennö.

This puts it in the higher end of this year’s Grid, with Wes Anderson’s festival opener Isle Of Dogs still in top spot with 3.3.

Next up is Alonso Ruizpalacios’ heist pic Museum starring Gabriel García Bernal, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not.
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