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Sam Worthington, David Hyde Pierce Join Russell Crowe in 'The Georgetown Project' (Exclusive)

Sam Worthington, David Hyde Pierce Join Russell Crowe in 'The Georgetown Project' (Exclusive)
Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation) and David Hyde Pierce (Frasier, A Bug's Life) have landed lead roles alongside Oscar winner Russell Crowe in Miramax's supernatural thriller The Georgetown Project.

Being written and directed by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin (Queen of the South), the film follows troubled actor Anthony Miller (Crowe), who begins to unravel while shooting a supernatural horror film. His estranged daughter (Ryan Simpkins) wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.

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Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Failed Its Latest Box Office Mission

Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Failed Its Latest Box Office Mission
Charlie’s Angels” latest box-office outing was anything but heaven sent.

Sony’s reboot failed to meet even the studio’s cautiously low expectations, debuting to a franchise-eviscerating $8.6 million in North America. Given that the film failed to make up much traction overseas, launching with $19.2 million, including a disappointing $7.7 million in China, it seems likely the Angels just completed their final mission. One plus for Sony: its potential financial losses will be minimized through co-financiers Perfect World Pictures and 2.0 Entertainment, which put up half of the film’s $48 million budget.

However, “Charlie’s Angels” serves as the latest painful reminder that brand recognition isn’t always a sure-fire draw. “Charlie’s Angels” is Hollywood’s third attempt in the last three weeks — following “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Doctor Sleep” – to dip back into the well with little to show for it. Box office analysts see “Charlie’s Angels,” like other high-profile misfires this
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Film News Roundup: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Capri Film Festival Screenplay Award

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Film News Roundup: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Capri Film Festival Screenplay Award
In today’s film news roundup, Steven Zaillian’s script for “The Irishman” wins an award, MGM hires a trio of marketing execs, MTV Documentary Films sets three new projects; and “The Caretaker of Lorne Field” is becoming a movie.

Awards

Steven Zaillian’s screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will receive the best original screenplay award at the 24th annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival.

The award will be presented to Zaillian during festival, which runs between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.

Tony Renis, the festival’s honorary president, said, “‘The Irishman’ is considered to be one of Scorsese’s greatest films and Zaillian’s script is a true masterpiece. The talented writer is a long-time collaborator of the Italian-American maestro as well as many other great auteurs. His script is a perfect piece of work, which has resulted in remarkable performances brought to life by such movie stars as Robert De Niro,
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Christian Bale Says WB Approached Him About A Fourth Christopher Nolan ‘Dark Knight’ Film

Christian Bale Says WB Approached Him About A Fourth Christopher Nolan ‘Dark Knight’ Film
No matter your thoughts on “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third ‘Batman’ film from Christopher Nolan ended his trilogy in a pretty clear way, with Bruce Wayne retired and a young Robin in line to take over the mantle of Batman. But according to Christian Bale, Warner Bros. wasn’t convinced that the series should stop at a third film and asked about the possibility of a fourth.

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'Justice League': Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot Call for Release of Fabled "Snyder Cut"

'Justice League': Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot Call for Release of Fabled
A fabled director's cut of 2017's Justice League got a boost on Sunday, the second anniversary of the film's release.

In May 2017, filmmaker Zack Snyder stepped down as director of Justice League after the death of his daughter, Autumn Snyder, so he could be with his family. Director Joss Whedon boarded the Warner Bros./DC superhero team-up movie to write new scenes and to complete the project through reshoots.

Justice League earned a disappointing $657.9 million globally, and fans have always wondered what could have been had Snyder completed his vision. In the intervening years, there has been a ...
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‘Cats’ Official Trailer: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Craziest Film of the Holidays

‘Cats’ Official Trailer: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Craziest Film of the Holidays
Ready or not, here comes “Cats.” Four months after the first trailer for Tom Hooper’s musical set the internet on fire with a thousand hot takes, Universal Pictures has debuted a new official trailer for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The studio is hoping “Cats” becomes a holiday box office success story like Hooper’s “Les Miserables” was in 2012. “Les Miserables” earned just over $440 million at the worldwide box office and won three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. Will “Cats” have similar success? That’s one of the last big questions this awards season.

Cats” is set over the course of a single night and and centers around a group of homeless felines called the Jellicles. The group must decide which cat will ascend to a place called the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new (and presumably better) life. In adapting “Cats” for the big screen,
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This New ‘Cats’ Trailer Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Universal Pictures has released a brand new Cats trailer for Oscar-winning The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper’s ambitious adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical. The film boasts a star-studded ensemble led by Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift, but instead of using makeup to make the actors look like cats, Hooper and his team have utilized cutting-edge performance-capture technology to transform the cast into entirely CG felines. Hooper is no stranger to musicals having previously directed the Hugh Jackman/Russell Crowe Les Miserables, and he co-wrote the Cats screenplay with Lee …
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PGA Awards Reveal Documentary Motion Picture Nominations, Bolstering Under-Seen Picks

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In any crowded awards field, getting seen is the first order of business. Unlike last year, when several box office hits lead the Producers Guild of America’s nominated documentary features, only one breakout landed a nomination: “Apollo 11,”. The Guild’s awards are often a bellwether for the Academy Awards, but last year saw a bit of a wrinkle to that tradition: PGA nominee “Free Solo” utlimately took home the Oscar, while the PGA winner, Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” did not even land an Oscar nomination.

The other nominees get a much-needed boost in awareness as documentary Oscar branch voters plow through a tall list of screeners. Among the many docs in circulation this season, the PGA went with another pick from Neon’s growing documentary slate, nominating beekeeper profile “Honeyland,” which is also the Macedonia submission for the International Film Feature Oscar. That film joins two hard-hitting Syrian movies,
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J.J. Abrams Says ‘The Force Awakens’ Had More Reshoots Than ‘Rise of Skywalker’

J.J. Abrams is known to be a bit of a tinkerer as a director. He can make adjustments on the fly, and will make sweeping changes up to the very last minute if it’s for the betterment of the film. He went so far as to conduct reshoots for 10 Cloverfield Lane in an office at his Bad Robot facility, and rumors have swirled that Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through many changes during post-production courtesy of some substantial reshoots. But with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it sounds like Abrams actually nailed the story …
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‘The Wolf Hour’ Trailer: Naomi Watts Is Trapped Inside During A Hellish Summer Of Cultural Collapse

Blackouts, fires, looting, escalating violence, a stuffy apartment, and Naomi Watts is right in the middle of it all in New York, 1977. A rare film appearing to revel in the isolation and paranoia of its protagonist, June Leigh, Watts delivers “a striking raw nerve performance” reminiscent of an unhinged James Stewart in “Rear Window.” (read our review here)

Read More: ‘The Wolf Hour’: Naomi Watts Gives A Striking Raw Nerve Performance [Sundance Review]

“Everything a private moment, and who we are in private moments is very different from how we are in the world.

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Roman Polanski says he will talk publicly “soon” about new rape accusations

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Roman Polanski says he will talk publicly “soon” about new rape accusations
Director was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has told an Italian newspaper he intends to talk publicly about a fresh accusation of rape against him which emerged on the eve of the French release of his new film An Officer And A Spy.

Photographer Valentine Monnier alleged in French newspaper Le Parisien on November 8 that Polanski raped her in a ski chalet in Gstaad in 1975. Polanski has denied the allegation via his lawyer who said they will be taking legal action against Le Parisien.

In one of the first interviews with Polanski since the accusation broke,
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Exclusive: See How the Music of Netflix’s ‘Seis Manos’ Came to Life with Composer Carl Thiel

If you haven't yet watched Seis Manos, the most original anime series to arrive in quite some time, you should definitely remedy that Asap. All eight episodes of the first season are available to stream on Netflix now, hopefully with more awesome animated adventures yet to come. The story, set in Mexico, centers on three orphans who are trained in Chinese martial arts. When their mentor is killed, they join forces with an American operative and a Mexican police officer to avenge his murder. And while the action-packed animation and fight sequences delivery plenty of visual punch, it'…
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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’: Daisy Ridley Says “The Parents Thing Is Not Satisfied” Yet, Plus New Images Have Been Released

We are now just one month away from the next film in the “Star Wars” franchise, and with it, the end of the Skywalker Saga. So you better believe that Disney is entering the phase of marketing where film fans are going to be inundated with wall-to-wall news about ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ including a new report from EW, which features interviews with the cast and crew, as well as new photos from the highly-anticipated film.

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Documentary vs. Biopic: Which Is Better, from ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ to ‘Welcome to Marwen’

On November 22, 2019, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the acclaimed Tom Hanks-starring biopic about Fred “Mister” Rogers drops in theatres to warm all of our hearts. It comes just one year after Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the acclaimed Fred “Mister” Rogers documentary that dropped in theatres the summer of 2018 to warm all of our hearts. Now I’m no grumpus. I want as much Fred “Mister” Rogers content as people are willing to give me. But it is curious that we’re getting a fictionalized version of the man so soon after such a …
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New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Photos Bring Heroes Back Together and Villains in Pursuit

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Photos Bring Heroes Back Together and Villains in Pursuit
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one month away, and it’s time for the publicity blitz to start running on all cylinders. First up, we have a batch of new images from the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Some of the images unite all of the heroes in the same place, while others […]

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‘Arrow’ Star Katherine McNamara on the Final Season, Those Spinoff Rumors, and ‘Shadowhunters’

The drama series Arrow will not only have been on The CW for eight seasons by the time it ends its run this season, but it also kicked off the Arrow-verse, which has led to such other TV shows as The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman. The story it’s been telling has seen characters come and go, timelines changed, more Earths revealed, and team-ups that have saved the planet, on more than one occasion, and it’s almost guaranteed that there will still be more triumphs and tears before the credits roll on …
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French Guild Moves Closer to Sanctions on Members Accused of Sexual Misconduct

French Guild Moves Closer to Sanctions on Members Accused of Sexual Misconduct
France’s authors, directors and producers guild has moved a step closer to imposing sanctions on any member under investigation for or guilty of a sexual offense – a process that could result in the suspension of controversial director Roman Polanski.

The board of the Arp voted Monday evening in favor of the policy, which now must go before the organization’s membership for ratification at its next board meeting, the guild said in a statement. Although the next regularly scheduled board meeting is in spring 2020, a guild spokesperson told Variety that the vote would take place during an extraordinary general assembly whose date has not been determined.

The policy calls for suspension of any member under investigation for sexual misconduct and expulsion for anyone found guilty. If the Arp membership ratifies the move, Polanski would be suspended, the Arp said.

Polanski was also accused on Nov. 8 by the actor Valentine Monnier
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Mark Duplass Goes Full David Lynch and Launches One-Man Fyc Campaign for Ray Romano

Mark Duplass Goes Full David Lynch and Launches One-Man Fyc Campaign for Ray Romano
David Lynch once launched a one-man awards campaign for Laura Dern’s “Inland Empire” performance. At the cross streets of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea in Los Angeles, Lynch famously sat in a director’s chair in between a cow and an Fyc banner for Dern. While not as strange, Mark Duplass has gone full Lynch this year by kickstarting his own one-man Fyc campaign on behalf of his “Paddleton” co-star Ray Romano (via the Los Angeles Times).

Duplass was spotted at various locations throughout Hollywood on Friday, November 15 posing for photographs with his handmade Fyc posters. One sign read “Everybody still loves Raymond,” while others included slogans like “4 Ur Conside-Ray-Shun!” and “Vote 4 Ray!” Duplass campaigned for Romano at Hollywood & Highland, Sunset Boulevard, and the offices of Film Independent.

Duplass co-wrote “Paddleton” along with director Alex Lehmann. The movie stars Duplass and Romano as best friends who embark on a
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‘The Confession Killer’ Trailer: Your Next True Crime Obsession Follows The Shocking Story Of Henry Lee Lucas

Netflix is back with its newest offering to feed the national serial killer documentary obsession. But we’re getting a new spin on the increasingly popular genre — is the man at the center of the story a killing machine or a liar? The docuseries is “The Confession Killer,” directed by Oscar nominee Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham. It tackles the story of Henry Lee Lucas, a man who confessed to around 600 murders.

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Hollywood Banks on ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jumanji 2’ for Big Box Office Finish

When exhibitor Jeff Logan talks to friends and customers about upcoming movies, he’s sometimes greeted with a shrug.

“I’ll tell them there’s a new ‘Terminator’ and they’ve brought back Arnold and Linda Hamilton, and they don’t seem too excited about that,” says Logan. “Or there’s another ‘Rambo,’ and they’ll go, ‘Geez, isn’t he getting old?’ Sometimes they go back to the well too many times.”

Logan has been in the movie business all his life. As the owner of Logan Luxury Theatres, a cinema chain his father started in 1933, he runs three venues in South Dakota, and he has a good feel for the health of the industry, at least when it comes to Middle America. He’s been through boom and bust times, and in 2019, he thinks that the problem for theaters hasn’t been Netflix or HBO or any of
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