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Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing

Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing
James Bond is taking a break from the production of Bond 25. Per the official 007 Twitter account, actor Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery after suffering an injury on the set of the new James Bond movie. Craig was filming with director Cary Fukunaga in Jamaica when the accident happened. The surgery will not stop production, even though Craig will head to rehab for two weeks after the operation.

The official James Bond social media account wrote in a statement: “Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”

In addition to Craig, Bond 25 is seeing the returns of franchise players Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux. Rami Malek has
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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend

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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend
When Disney first released “Aladdin” in 1992, Bill Clinton was just settling in to the Oval Office, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t much more than a book idea percolating in the mind of author George R.R. Martin, and Johnny Carson was wrapping up his stint as “Tonight Show” host.

In some ways, 2019 feels like a whole new world. But Disney is hoping that even 27 years later, the prospect of seeing flashy musical numbers set to timeless tunes like “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me” will entice moviegoers young and old into theaters for an updated take on “Aladdin,” the story of a charming Arabian street rat who stumbles upon a genie’s magical lamp.

“There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”

Aladdin” is expected to earn a solid
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Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu

Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu
Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, the companies announced Wednesday.

Neon is planning that the love story will get a theatrical release later this year, along with an awards campaign planned for all categories.

Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino and is set in 1770 in the French region of Brittany. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Film Taps ‘Scary Stories to Tell’ Director

Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Film Taps ‘Scary Stories to Tell’ Director
New Line has tapped André Øvredal to direct the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s dystopian thriller “The Long Walk.”

Øvredal’s credits include mystery thriller “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” and the upcoming horror film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro and releasing on Aug. 9. James Vanderbilt has written the adaptation.

Producers of “The Long Walk” are Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer and William Sherak. “The Long Walk” was originally published by King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979. He began work on it in 1966 while he was a student at the University of Maine.

The novel is set in the near future and centers on 100 teenage boys embarking on an annual competition known as “The Long Walk,” during which participants must maintain a walking speed above four miles per hour. If they receive three warnings in an hour, they are shot dead.
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Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins
Warner Bros said Wednesday that shooting has begun on Tenet, which is now officially the title of Christopher Nolan’s secretive next movie. It also has added Michael Caine, Dunkirk‘s Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clémence Poésy to and ensemble cast topped by John David Washington along with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film, Nolan’s first feature since 2017’s Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, is being described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage. He wrote the original screenplay and shooting spanning seven countries is now underway. The studio has already set a July 17, 2020 release date for it.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing, with Thomas Hayslip executive producer. The Tenet team includes Dunkirk’s director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema and editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Nathan Crowley, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson.

The score is being composed by
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Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'

Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'
Daniel Dae Kim is joining Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway.

The Hellboy star will play a biologist on a spaceship headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to life support systems.

Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher, played by Kendrick, emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship's biologist.

YouTube star turned filmmaker Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind survival thriller Arctic, penned the movie's script. Morrison will ...
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“My First Studio, Commercially Made Film”: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on Solaris, Asako I & II and Japanese Film School

When Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour premiered in 2015, the 317-minute film raised a lot of questions, not least of which: who precisely was Hamaguchi, and what has he been doing for the last decade? There were some unkind trade reviews of his first feature films (Passion and The Depths) but not much else in English to draw upon, and his iMDB resume (including a full feature remake of Solaris!) raised more questions than it answered. Metrograph’s recent retrospective provided some clarity. After his first two features, Hamaguchi collaborated on a trilogy of documentaries collecting testimonies from victims of 2011’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]
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‘Just Cause’ Movie Adaptation Being Written By ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

‘Just Cause’ Movie Adaptation Being Written By ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad
If you threw some comic books, a couple third-person shooter video games, and some B-list action films from the 1980s into a special Movie Blender™, you’d probably end up with the John Wick movies. Then again, depending on the specific content of those ingredients, you might instead end up with the destruction-heavy adventure story Just Cause. So it’s […]

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Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie

Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie
The 2007 film adaptation of the “Hitman” video game franchise is … not good. It received a score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics panning its incoherent plot and terrible dialogue. So, why did actor Timothy Olyphant take on the lead role as Agent 47? He had a mortgage to pay, he told Rollingstone in a recent interview.

Olyphant had just bought a new house when he found out his Western television show “Deadwood” was cancelled, according to the interview. But, instead of immediately putting it on the market, he decided to be a “glass-half-full type of motherfucker.”

“What we have to thank for this is the villain in [“Live Free or] Die Hard” and a fucking bald head in Bulgaria shooting “Hitman,” he told Rollingstone. “That’s what that phone call led to. ‘How about the villain of “Die Hard?”‘ I said, ‘Sure.’ And they’re like, ‘Do you want to read the script?
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‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 Images Reveal the Return of an Old Platoon of Monsters

‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 Images Reveal the Return of an Old Platoon of Monsters
With the Doctor’s regeneration from Peter Capaldi into Jodie Whittaker in the 11th season of the Doctor Who revival, the series got its own facelift, with all-new planets and all-new monsters introduced to the show. But despite Whittaker’s enthusiastic turn as the 13th Doctor and a few standout episodes, Doctor Who just didn’t feel like Doctor Who anymore. […]

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Daily Podcast: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

On the May 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Christopher Nolan’s next movie. Opening […]

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Cannes Market Stirs Controversy With Movie Poster of Donald Trump’s Decapitated Head

Cannes Market Stirs Controversy With Movie Poster of Donald Trump’s Decapitated Head
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival market is gaining national attention this year because of a movie poster that features the decapitated head of Donald Trump. The film, a science-fiction B-movie homage entitled “When Women Rule the World,” is the directorial debut of writer-director-producer Sheldon Silverstein. The poster features a woman holding Trump’s head, complete with the president’s trademark red Make America Great Again hat.

According to the official website for “When Women Rule the World,” the film takes place in 2121 after Donald Trump has caused the apocalypse by starting World War III. Trump drove the world into chaos after a disagreement with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over who has the bigger penis.

The official synopsis reads: “Reality-show mogul Michael Bray and his Russian fiancé, Maria Putin — along with Susan Tolby, Michael’s tough associate producer, and Jon Dawson, brilliant nerd and social media guru — are driving to Las Vegas
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Albert Hughes Makes Splashy TV Entry With Ethan Hawke-Led John Brown Series

Albert Hughes Makes Splashy TV Entry With Ethan Hawke-Led John Brown Series
Since Albert and Allen Hughes — known professionally as the Hughes brothers — split up around 2004 to direct solo projects, individual output has been uneven in terms of volume, acclaim and box office. Allen’s highlight was the 2017 HBO documentary series “The Defiant Ones,” about music producers Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. While Albert directed his first solo feature film in 2018, the historical adventure “Alpha.” While the former’s follow-up remains a mystery, the latter will make his first major foray into television, signing up to direct and executive produce Showtime’s limited series based on author James McBride’s 2013 book, “The Good Lord Bird,” replacing Anthony Hemingway.

A winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, the first person narrative follows Henry Shackleford, a mid-19th century slave in Kansas who accidentally encounters abolitionist John Brown and joins his movement. Ethan Hawke, who is also co-writing and executive producing the series,
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Video: /Film Visits ‘Hollywood Dream Machines’, the World’s Largest Museum Exhibit of Sci-Fi Vehicles

At Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum, they don’t need roads – all they need is enough room to feature some of the coolest vehicles from your favorite science fiction, fantasy, and superhero films, TV shows, and video games in a new exhibit. It actually turns out they barely meet that requirement: some of the vehicles […]

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‘Tommaso’: Willem Dafoe In A Creative Funk In Abel Ferrara’s Navel-Gazing Self-Portrait [Cannes Review]

Can fiction be a more powerful vehicle to express one’s lived experience than the documentary form? In the late period of his career, “Bad Lieutenant” director Abel Ferrara has become unexpectedly introspective, in part a consequence of his difficulty in financing ambitious projects. “Tommaso“—premiering as a Special Screening at the Cannes Film Festival—is the director’s first “fiction” effort since 2014 but undoubtedly an extension of his nonfiction work in recent years.

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‘Aladdin’: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott & Guy Ritchie on Adapting a Disney Classic

In this live-action adaptation of the Disney animated classic Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie, a lovable street rat (Mena Massoud) who has made the streets of Agrabah his home would gladly leave his life of thievery behind, while Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) longs to experience life outside of the palace and among the people. When the two cross paths and learn that they each long to break free from what is expected of them, they find themselves caught up in an evil scheme that leads them directly to a magic oil lamp and the larger than life Genie (Will …
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: 9 Actors in Hollywood on the Books and Films That Inspired Them

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: 9 Actors in Hollywood on the Books and Films That Inspired Them
“There’s a quote that, ‘You cannot be what you cannot see,’ and we think there’s a lot of truth in that,” says Peter Ash Lee, the New York-based editor behind the Asian-American arts and culture magazine Burdock. “Growing up, we didn’t see many reflections of ourselves in media, and when we did, they were often portrayals lacking any depth.”

The feelings of being “unseen” and a desire for multi-dimensional Asian-American experiences were what inspired Lee and his sister, Hannah, to create Burdock, which launched in April at New York’s Apex for Youth Gala.

“We’ve often been painted with a monolithic brush, but the Asian community contains so many multitudes and no two stories are identical — there are thousands of unique experiences and stories to tell,” Lee says.

For Ian Chen, who stars as Evan on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” (the first network television
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‘Deadwood’ Review: David Milch’s HBO Movie Is a Bittersweet and Brutally Honest Triumph

‘Deadwood’ Review: David Milch’s HBO Movie Is a Bittersweet and Brutally Honest Triumph
The closing line of David Milch’s “Deadwood” movie is one of the greatest ever written. Part epitaph, part rebuke of that very thought, the ending note to Milch’s long-awaited follow-up to an epic western cut short is every bit as enlivening, powerful, and motherfucking final as fans could want. Of course, the words won’t be spoiled here, but the same encouraging sentiments can be said for the film overall, as a cast emboldened by grand dialogue and towering themes returns for a simple story, beautifully told.

Given the brevity of the film, as well as its unencumbered plotting, here are the few details you need to know before diving in:

The “Deadwood” movie picks up 10 years after the end of Season 3, as the citizens of Deadwood gather to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. These festivities serve to bring everyone back in one place, and all of the
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Exclusive: Get Your First Look at the ‘Booksmart’ Vinyl Soundtrack and Hear a Track from the Score

Exclusive: Get Your First Look at the ‘Booksmart’ Vinyl Soundtrack and Hear a Track from the Score
Booksmart is opening wide this weekend, and by all accounts, it’s a must-see. Early buzz for Olivia Wilde‘s feature directorial debut has been overwhelmingly positive ever since SXSW, and now more audiences will have a chance to catch it. In anticipation of the impending release, we’re debuting an exclusive look at the Booksmart vinyl soundtrack, as […]

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Daniel Craig To Undergo Surgery To Repair ‘Bond 25’ Ankle Injury But Production Will Continue

There’s good news and bad news regarding the upcoming “Bond 25.” The bad news is that the ankle injury that Daniel Craig suffered while on the set of the spy film will require surgery. The good news is that production won’t be slowing down.

As mentioned, it was recently reported that Craig hurt his ankle while filming the upcoming “Bond 25.” At the time, not much was known, other than the fact that he was rushed from Jamaica to the Us for further tests.

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