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Quentin Tarantino Wants Tom Cruise For Key Role in Manson Family Murder Film

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Quentin Tarantino Wants Tom Cruise For Key Role in Manson Family Murder Film
Quentin Tarantino’s new film is stirring up a ton of buzz as the director figures out which studio he’ll choose to produce and distribute it, and adding even more anticipation for the director’s ninth feature is a report from Deadline that says the filmmaker has spoken with Tom Cruise to play a key role in the movie. Deadline says the film has two male leads, with Tarantino eyeing Cruise for one of them.

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The project is currently untitled and will be set in 1969. The script reportedly hews closely to the multi-narrative story structure Tarantino used for “Pulp Fiction,” with one of the stories expected to focus on Sharon Tate. The director has reportedly met with Margot Robbie for the role. Rumors have been swirling for months that the
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Hostiles Trailer Takes Christian Bale Through the Brave Frontier

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Hostiles Trailer Takes Christian Bale Through the Brave Frontier
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has released the first trailer for Hostiles, which reunites director Scott Cooper and Christian Bale after their 2013 drama Out of the Furnace. The movie is slated to hit theaters in late December, which could make this an early favorite for the 2018 Oscars, although we still have quite some time before the awards season picture starts fully coming together. Still, this drama has been tearing through the prestige festival circuit, debuting at Telluride in September before appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rome Film Fest and more, as it gets ready to debut at AFI Fest in Los Angeles next week.

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an
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Paramount to Be Audited by China’s Huahua, Shanghai Film Group (Exclusive)

Paramount to Be Audited by China’s Huahua, Shanghai Film Group (Exclusive)
Chinese companies Huahua Media and Shanghai Film Group are formally seeking an audit of four movies produced and released by Paramount Pictures.

The move comes less than a day after Huahua’s three-year deal to co-finance a slate of Paramount titles was officially dissolved by mutual consent, after less than a year of operation.

The Chinese pair have hired lawyers and accountants to examine the studio’s accounts concerning “Jack Reacher,” “Allied,” “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” and “Star Trek: Beyond.”

Under the slate funding deal, Huahua was an investor in titles “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” “Arrival,” “Allied,” “xXx,” and “Ghost in the Shell.”

Signing an agreed termination of the slate funding deal allowed Paramount and Huahua to halt their contract without suing each other. But it is understood that the audit concerns movies in which there were additional investments from the Chinese companies. They may also seek an audit of “Ghost in the Shell.”

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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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Can Madea's Boo 2 Kill Off Happy Death Day at the Box Office?

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Can Madea's Boo 2 Kill Off Happy Death Day at the Box Office?
After earning more than five times its budget on opening weekend, the Blumhouse thriller Happy Death Day will have plenty of competition in its second frame, with the year's most crowded field to date, five new movies opening in wide release. Among the newcomers are Lionsgate's comedy sequel Boo 2! a Madea Halloween, Warner Bros.' disaster thriller Geostorm, Sony's biopic Only the Brave, Universal's The Snowman and PureFlix's Same Kind of Different As Me. We're projecting that writer-director-star Tyler Perry's sequel Boo 2 will follow in its predecessor's footsteps by taking the top box office spot in a crowded field, with $24.6 million.

The third frame in October has traditionally become the most crowded weekend of the year, which started in 2015, when four new movies hit theaters, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms, although only the first two movies were
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Weekend #1 Up for Grabs after Record September at the Box Office Comes to an End

Weekend #1 Up for Grabs after Record September at the Box Office Comes to an End
As a record September comes to an end, it's a race for number one with three films separated by a mere $310k. Based on estimates, it's a return to #1 for WB and New Line's It, but hot on its heels is Universal's American Made along with Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Otherwise, Sony's Flatliners debuted on life support, Novus's Til Death Do Us Part found its way into the top ten and Pure Flix's A Question of Faith finished on the outside looking in. With just over $300k separating number one and number three on this weekend's box office chart, first place currently belongs to WB and New Line's It, which is back on top after last weekend saw the killer clown finish in the runner up position. With an estimated $17.3 million, the record-breaking horror has now topped $291 million domestically and will spend Sunday enjoying its third weekend out of
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Film Review: Dylan O’Brien in ‘American Assassin’

Film Review: Dylan O’Brien in ‘American Assassin’
American Assassin,” directed by Michael Cuesta, aims to be the first in a new action franchise inspired by author Vince Flynn’s best-selling pulp about hot-headed, CIA-adjacent brute Mitch Rapp, the kind of terrorist-killing tough guy whose bleeds koans like, “If you’re not busy living, you’re dying.” The 16-installment book series is a smart choice to adapt. It’s “Jack Reacher” meets “Lone Survivor,” and so apolitical that both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were fans.

Rapp sneers at everyone: bureaucrats, all religions, the French. This launchpad has big ambitions and a whirlwind script where bullets zing in Malta, Ibiza, Istanbul, Tripoli, Romania, Roanoke and Rome. Yet “American Assassin” is so close-mouthed and macho that it blends in with Bourne, Bond and “Taken’s” Brian Mills. Rapp can blast his way through Turkey — but this sullen, swollen hero can’t elbow those box office heavyweights to make room.

To
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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles

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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?

Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants,
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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents
There’s a case to be made that Tom Cruise is a compelling screen presence when he looks desperate. Much evidence for this claim was gathered in his millennial run – 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Magnolia,” 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” – in which varyingly forceful writer-directors did their level best to chip away at their star’s glib toothpaste-salesman confidence and expose the very human doubts and frailties behind it. After those box-office failures, Cruise retreated to the surety of known properties and franchises; though we got glimpses of other Cruises – notably the Comic Cruise of “Tropic Thunder” – this was his fall-back position up until the disastrous “The Mummy.” It’s possible that audiences had grown tired of watching a performer playing it so consistently safe: as Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson had twigged, it’s always more revealing watching a control freak losing control.

American Made” isn’t a major breakthrough,
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Visiting the set of American Assassin

Ryan Lambie Aug 29, 2017

We ventured out to the fringes of London to check on the progress of the action thriller, American Assassin. Here's how we got on...

It comes to something when you’re so lily-livered that gunshot makes you jump even after you’re told that it’s coming. It’s early October 2016, and I’m sitting in a darkened warehouse in London where filming on American Assassin is taking place. Actor Dylan O'Brien is on set, holding a machine gun in a darkened tunnel. Illuminated by diffuse light from above, he looks lean and bestubbled, his firearm pointed straight towards the camera.

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A crewmember has dutifully handed out ear plugs with the warning that the gunfire
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‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Now Expected to Wrap Production in December

‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Now Expected to Wrap Production in December
With Tom Cruise temporarily out of action because of a stunt injury, “Mission: Impossible 6” is expected to wrap production in December rather than October but can still be delivered for its planned release next July, a source close to the production said Thursday.

Likewise, director Christopher McQuarrie insisted in an interview with British movie magazine Empire that, although the exact length of the hiatus had not yet been determined, “nothing that we’re looking at right now is going to affect the release date.” He said he still had seven to eight weeks to go on principal photography, which began in France on April 8.

Cruise broke his right ankle last week while performing a stunt in London. The source close to the production said that the production’s insurance would have to cover any costs incurred by a delay and that, following the injury, insurance costs for the actor, who
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Goosebumps Creator Blames Jim Carrey for Ruining Lemony Snicket

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Goosebumps Creator Blames Jim Carrey for Ruining Lemony Snicket
R.L. Stine is a cool dude. And he doesn't often speak out of school or criticize other performers, artists, or their work. But he seems rather upset with Jim Carrey's awful performance in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. In fact, he blames the comedian for ruining any chance the book adaptation had of becoming a successful movie series. It did eventually find success as a TV series on Netflix, with Season 2 already shooting and a third season expected. While Stine has yet to comment on Neil Patrick Harris' take on Lemony Snicket's Count Olaf, he had this to say about Jim Carrey.

"A really horrible movie can ruin a book franchise, look what happened to the Lemony Snicket books. Jim Carrey just ruined it. He was so awful. It's weird, they can't really translate it because Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, is one of the funniest people on earth.
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Doug Jones & Sarah Lancaster Discuss The Terror Of Hallow’S Eve in Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

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He's known as Billy from Hocus Pocus, Abe Sapien from the Hellboy films, and Pale Man to name a few, and in the new horror film The Terror of Hallow's Eve, Doug Jones plays Scarecrow, and you can watch him and actress Sarah Lancaster discuss what attracted them to Todd Tucker's latest film in our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

From Illusion Industries Inc., The Terror Of Hallow's Eve will premiere at London's FrightFest on August 28th. Below, we have full details on the film, as well as the trailer and our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

Press Release: Los Angeles, California – (July 17, 2017) Leading Special Makeup FX studio Illusion Industries Inc. will premiere horror feature The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve at this year’s FrightFest, which takes place in London, UK, August 24 - 29. The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve combines mind bending practical effects, 1980s nostalgia and a relatable story with a
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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (update)

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (update)
July 31 Update: Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Update: Dunkirk grossed $45.8m from 12,758 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 38% from last week. The war film stands at $131.5m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $232.8m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper.

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 27% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par
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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (updated)

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (updated)
Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Update: Dunkirk grossed $45.8m from 12,758 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 38% from last week. The war film stands at $131.5m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $232.8m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper.

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 27% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office
Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper.

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with Inception
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international on $125m

'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international on $125m
Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper.

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Dunkirk' reaches $234.1m worldwide

'Dunkirk' reaches $234.1m worldwide
Dunkirk rules weekend on $45.6m internationally; Despicable Me 3 crosses $800m worldwide.Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper.

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with Inception.

The UK dropped 16% in its second weekend to produce $10.9m on 1,294 screens. Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film captured a 54% share of the top five films. The film stands at $35.4m after 10 days, already surpassing the lifetime grosses of Interstellar and American Sniper.

South Korea produced $3.6m from 634 screens, taking the running total there to $16.7m. Australia generated $3.2m in week two for $9.8m. In France
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U.S. Studios Don't Need U.S. Audiences Anymore

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Stop me if you've heard these: Wonder Woman is the highest-grossing film of the summer. The latest Transformers is a flop. Valerian has no chance to make its budget back. All of these statements are false (well, maybe not the one about Valerian...). That is, if you're looking at the worldwide box office. While many news sites continue to primarily report on movies' success (or lack thereof) in the good ol' United States, increasingly, U.S. studios are looking to foreign shores to not only pad their films' numbers, but to justify entire franchises.

In 1989, Tim Burton's Batman was the quintessential franchise starter. It had a memorable actor in Michael Keaton playing the hero, and movie legend Jack Nicholson played the film's villain. On a budget of $35 million, the movie scored $251 million in the U.S. box office, and immediately warranted a sequel. It also made a cool $160 million in foreign theaters,
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