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Anne Hathaway and Alethea Jones Frontrunners to Star, Direct Sony’s ‘Barbie’ Movie

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in Sony’s upcoming “Barbie” film with Alethea Jones in talks to direct, TheWrap has learned. Based on the famous doll line, the film is currently slated for a June 29, 2018, release and is produced by Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel, is executive producing the movie. Kim Caramele and Diablo Cody share writing credit on the screenplay, and Jones is considered the frontrunner to direct. Amy Schumer was previously attached to the project, but later dropped out. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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New James Bond Movie Set for 2019 Release, No Word on Daniel Craig

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James Bond is heading back to movie theaters with or without Daniel Craig.

Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions, announced that the 25th James Bond film will hit the U.S. on November 8, 2019. It rollout in Europe one week prior, in keeping with tradition.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are returning to write the script, as they have for each Craig-led Bond — titles including “Skyfall,” “Spectre,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale

More to come. Read the full announcement from Eon:

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- Matt Donnelly

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ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Marvel’s ‘Inhumans,’ Daveed Diggs’ ‘The Mayor’

19 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has set their fall premiere dates for the 2017-2018 season.

The network’s new offerings will kick off with medical drama “The Good Doctor” starring Freddie Highmore premiering on Monday, Sept. 25 following “Dancing with the Stars.” The new Marvel series “Inhumans” will then launch with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Sept. 29.

The Kyra Segdwick-led drama “Ten Days in the Valley” will begin on Sunday, Oct. 1 following the Season 9 premiere of “Shark Tank.” Comedy series “The Mayor,” from executive producer and “Hamilton” breakout Daveed Diggs, will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 3 after the Season 4 premiere of “black-ish.” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” formerly “The Gospel of Kevin,” will air immediately after.

ABC’s other new series orders–“Alex Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “For the People,” and “Splitting Up Together”–will debut at midseason.

Read the full list of premiere dates below. All times listed are Et, and new shows are listed in bold.

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- Joe Otterson

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‘Justice League’ Extensive Reshoots Causing Headaches for Star Schedules (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. and DC are spending big money to ensure that “Justice League” builds on the creative success of “Wonder Woman” instead of serving up a “Suicide Squad”-style disappointment.

The studio, which had no comment on the scheduling trouble, is spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots that have dragged on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, according to multiple insiders. Like “The Avengers,” “Justice League” centers on a group of superheroes who band together to save the world. The ensemble nature of the comic book movie, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that have prolonged the shooting.

It’s standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on “Justice League” is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography, to »

- Justin Kroll and Brent Lang

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George R.R. Martin Says ‘Winds of Winter’ Could Hit Shelves in 2018

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George R.R. Martin gave fans another update on his long-awaited next installment in the “Song of Ice and Fire” novel series.

“I’ve seen some truly weird reports about [‘Winds of Winter’] on the internet of late, by ‘journalists’ who make their stories up out of whole cloth,” Martin wrote on his Livejournal. “I don’t know which story is more absurd, the one that says the book is finished and I’ve been sitting on it for some nefarious reason, or the one that says I have no pages. Both ‘reports’ are equally false and equally moronic. I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.”

Martin also said that he is working on a two-volume history of Westeros’ history under the Targaryen dynasty, which is currently titled “Fire and Blood,” with »

- Joe Otterson

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C.C.H. Pounder Returning for 'Avatar' Sequels

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

C.C.H. Pounder will reprise her role as Moat in James Cameron's Avatar sequels.

In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.

While plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, the actress is joining returning castmembers Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups. 

Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025. 


- Mia Galuppo

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Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan Thriller 'Glass'

23 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sarah Paulson has signed on for M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass. The American Horror Story actress joins James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, who already have boarded the Universal film.

Written by Shyamalan, Glass is a sequel to the writer-director's 2000 thriller Unbreakable, which centered on a man (Willis) who learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan and Shyamalan are producing Glass.

The film has been dated by Universal for Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news in a tweet, writing: "Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic »

- Tatiana Siegel

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SXSW: Barry Jenkins Among Keynote Speakers at 2018 Festival

23 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, author and psychotherapist Esther Perel and the technology entrepreneur and quantum computing expert William Hurley, who goes by the name whurley, have been selected to serve as keynote speakers at the 2018 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, which will run from March 9-18 in Austin, Texas.

Featured speakers, announced Monday, include space entrepreneur and futurist Bob Richards; Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson; Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 chairman and CEO Ingrid Vanderveldt; artist and poet Cleo Wade; and author and Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb.

“We are overjoyed to invite »

- Gregg Kilday

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Apple Siri Mini-Movie Goes Viral

24 July 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson found time to squeeze one more thing into his already packed schedule: making a mini-movie for Apple that promotes the digital assistant, Siri. 

The actor's packed schedule is important to mention because that is what the nearly four-minute commercial revolves around. 

In The Rock x Siri Dominate the Day, Johnson does an assortment of adventures only one of his larger-than-life characters could pull off, including flying an airliner to Rome to touch up the Sistine Chapel and walking in space to get a selfie, all while making it back in the nick of time for a large action scene in »

- Ryan Parker

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Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder of Purpose World Tour

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Justin Bieber has canceled the remaining dates on his Purpose World Tour, the pop star announced on Monday. No reason was given for the decision beyond “unforeseen circumstances.” Bieber had 15 more shows scheduled in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia through October. He has played more than 150 shows since the stadium tour began in March 2016. Tickets for the upcoming shows will be refunded. Also Read: Justin Bieber Banned From Playing in China Over 'Bad Behavior' Bieber’s 29 shows in 26 cities in the first half of 2017 earned more than $93 million. Combined with the shows Bieber performed »

- Reid Nakamura

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James Cromwell Cited for Tresspassing at SeaWorld

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James Cromwell was removed from SeaWorld in San Diego and then cited for trespassing for his part in a protest against the park on Monday, San Diego police told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Cromwell was not arrested, just removed from the venue and ticketed, police reiterated to THR. 

The Oscar-nominated actor was captured on video wearing a shirt that stated “SeaWorld Sucks,” with a megaphone leading the protest with a group from the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on the same day it was announced a three month old killer whale named Kyara died. 

"Kyara was being cared for at the park’s »

- Ryan Parker

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‘Logan Lucky’ Review: Steven Soderbergh Returns With Well-Oiled Heist Flick

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The biscuits-and-grits comic caper “Logan Lucky” is Steven Soderbergh’s return to movies after a self-imposed retirement from feature directing that no one really believed he would adhere to — especially considering how well-received his TV forays were during that time. (They included the strange and gaudy “Behind the Candelabra” for HBO and the evocative, period-immersive Cinemax series “The Knick.”) Like the proverbial top-drawer safecracker drawn by the lure of a juices-invigorating job, the “Ocean’s” movies’ steward has given first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt’s race-car robbery romp his undivided attention, and produced a precision-timed entertainment that, if not among his best efforts, »

- Robert Abele

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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Clarifies Mental-Health Hiatus Rumors, Says the Music Industry Nearly Killed Him

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“The risks associated with being a commercialized artist and embarking on a typical album release … have nearly killed me.” »

- Dee Lockett

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Colbert Goes ‘Goodfellas’ Billy Batts in Anthony Scaramucci Impression (Video)

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In case you couldn’t tell from his name, new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is of Italian descent. His slicked back hair and designer suits probably aren’t going to slow down the mafia-esque stereotypes invoked when one impersonates the man nicknamed “The Mooch.” (That moniker won’t do Scaramucci any favors either.) Stephen Colbert stooped to that easy (some might say, “lazy”) level Monday night in his world-debut impression of Scaramucci. Also Read: Anthony Scaramucci Gives Sarah Huckabee Sanders Hair and Makeup Tips to Make Her 'Better' (Video) “Now take your f—in’shinebox and get outta here! »

- Tony Maglio

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Mexico’s Piano Bows Foreign Film Distribution (Exclusive)

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Having carved out a reputation for its distribution of edgier Mexican fare, Piano Distribution, the auteur art pic distribution operation of Julio Chavezmontes’ production house Piano, has moved into international acquisitions, picking up Mexican rights to two high-profile Cannes titles: Ruben Ostlund’s 2017 Palme d’Or winner “The Square” and Rungano Nyoni’s first feature “I’m Not a Witch,” a Directors’ Fortnight standout.

“A thrilling milestone for the company, said Chavezmontes, the entry into international acquisitions dovetails, however, into plans for a far larger international expansion at Piano, kicking in over the next months.

Sold by The Coproduction Office, “The Square,” a social fable underscoring the valuelessness of modern life, marks final consecration for Ostlund, whose “Force Majeur” already topped Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2014.

Set in a small Zambian community, the Kinology-repped “I’m Not a Witch,” turning on a small girl who’s branded a witch, was one of the most talked-about titles of »

- John Hopewell

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The Bachelorette Recap: Meeting the Family

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Bryan is a phony and a fake and he’s probably gonna win. »

- Ali Barthwell

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‘Morning Joe’ Snaps at Trump: ‘This Guy Is Spinning Wildly Out of Control’ (Video)

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough lost it on Tuesday morning when he learned that Donald Trump was in the middle of a tweet storm, accusing the president of “spinning wildly out of control.” Trump slammed everything from Obamacare and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter, and it appears Scarborough has finally had enough. He even spent some of his morning segment speaking directly to the president. The tweet by Trump that made Scarborough snap read: “Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, »

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ Releases First Look Photo, Rounds Out Cast

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Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young have joined Johnny Depp’s comedy-drama “Richard Says Goodbye” with principal photography started on location in Vancouver.

Variety reported on July 20 that “Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch had been set to co-star with Depp. Wayne Roberts is directing from his own script.

The film follows the story of  a world weary college professor — portrayed by Depp — who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro are producing the film. Executive producers include Im Global chief Stuart Ford, Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, »

- Dave McNary

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Johnny Depp Stuns in First Photo From New Movie ‘Richard Says Goodbye’

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We have a first look at Johnny Depp’s new film “Richard Says Goodbye,” and it’s a stunner. Not because of ghost-ridden pirate ships or Tim Burton pancake makeup and costumes, but thanks to how damn fine Depp cleans up for the indie (see below) about a prim gentleman who starts living honestly after a troubling diagnosis. Less than a week ago, the Academy Award nominee was beat up on social media and accused of looking rough posing with his “Platoon” costars Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon 30 years after the film was made. Also Read: Johnny Depp Apologizes for Trump Assassination Joke:. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Johnny Depp's 'Richard Says Goodbye' Fills Out Cast

44 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The comedy-drama Richard Says Goodbye starring Johnny Depp is rounding out its cast with Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Zoey DeutchDevon Terrell and Odessa Young.

The film, which is currently shooting in Vancouver, is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye). It follows the story of Richard (Depp), a world weary college professor who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch of madness. 

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s president of production »

- Rebecca Ford

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