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Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

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Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie
Sony Pictures is getting the wheels in motion for the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and it knows who it’s going to call to direct: Jason Reitman.

Sources tell Variety that Reitman, whose father, Ivan, directed the first two “Ghostbusters” movies, will direct the latest pic in the famous franchise.

Reitman has also co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and plans to shoot the film this summer, with Sony planning to release the latest sequel in summer 2020. Insiders say this film will be a continuation of the 1984 sequel and will not be connected to the 2016 film. Sources couldn’t say if that means that the original cast members will be back, as exact story details are still being kept under wraps.

Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures is producing and insiders close to Ivan say he believes this film is a passing of the torch.

Sony and Jason Reitman
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Rashida Jones and Bill Murray to Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ for Apple and A24

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray to Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ for Apple and A24
Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are set to reunite for the first time since Murray’s Oscar-nominated turn in her 2003 film “Lost in Translation.”

The two will work together again in “On the Rocks,” which Coppola is writing and directing with Murray to star opposite Rashida Jones, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

“On the Rocks” will also be the first film under the recently formed partnership between A24 and Apple.

Produced by Coppola and Youree Henley, “On the Rocks” follows a young mother (Jones) who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father (Murray) on an adventure through New York City. Production begins this spring on location in New York.

Also Read: Bill Murray Isn't Sure What Harvey Weinstein Is Accused of, Apparently

Back in November 2018, Apple and A24 entered into a multi-year agreement in which the studio will produce a slate of several films for the tech giant,
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Toni Collette Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Stowaway’ (Exclusive)

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Toni Collette Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Stowaway’ (Exclusive)
Toni Collette will star opposite Anna Kendrick in the sci-fi thriller “Stowaway.”

The movie marks the second feature from Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind “Arctic,” a survival film that premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. “Stowaway” will be directed by Penna, who will co-write the script with Morrison.

The story revolves around a mission headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist.

Morrison will also serve as executive producer. Xyz Films will produce alongside Augenschein Filmproduktion and Rise Pictures. Rise Visual Effects Studios will provide VFX. Xyz and CAA Media Finance are arranging financing for the film and handling worldwide sales at the coming Efm in Berlin.
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Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel

Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel
Danny Glover has joined the cast of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel.

His role is being kept under wraps, as is the storyline. Glover will star opposite Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, all of whom are set to return.

Awkwafina is in final negotiations for a significant part in the film and Danny DeVito has also joined the cast.

Jake Kasdan returns to direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Kasdan is also producing with Matt Tolmach and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.

The untitled movie will open on Dec. 13, a week before Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” launches.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” earned $404 million domestically and $557 million internationally. After coming in second during its opening weekend to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji” accomplished the unusual feat of climbing to No. 1 in its fifth weekend,
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Beautiful Boy review – precious tale of addiction woe

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet play a real-life father and son in this insufferable, memoirs-based drugs drama

This supersensitive and tasteful movie is all but insufferable, suppressing a sob at the tragedy of drug addiction afflicting someone so young and “beautiful”. It is based on what is effectively a matching set of memoirs: Beautiful Boy, by author and journalist David Sheff, his harrowing account of trying to help his son Nic battle crystal meth addiction, and Tweak – by Nic Sheff himself, about these same experiences, the author now, thankfully, eight years clean.

Steve Carell does an honest, well-meaning job in the role of David and the egregiously beautiful Timothée Chalamet is earnest in the part of Nic, David’s son from his first marriage. Maura Tierney plays David’s second wife, Karen, and the mother of his two other much younger children – naturally concerned about Nic, but increasingly angry at
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Parent Of Parkland Shooting Victim Urges Blumhouse To Delay Upcoming ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Release

February 14 is right around the corner, and for many people, Valentine’s Day is a time to go out with your partner on a date, celebrating true love. And Blumhouse Productions hopes you celebrate with dinner and a movie, with the movie being the upcoming “Happy Death Day 2U.” However, for a parent of a Parkland shooting victim, the date has a darker, more tragic meaning and he feels that the upcoming horror film shouldn’t come on on the anniversary of the tragedy.

Continue reading Parent Of Parkland Shooting Victim Urges Blumhouse To Delay Upcoming ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Release at The Playlist.
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Voltage Pictures green lights thriller 'Blackwing'

Voltage Pictures green lights thriller 'Blackwing'
Joins slate that includes Sundance selection Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile.

Voltage Pictures will produce and fully finance screenwriter David Loughery’s upcoming thriller Blackwing.

The story is said to be in the vein of Breakdown starring Kurt Russell and Stephen Spielberg’s Duel, and centres on a pilot who finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an airborne serial killer.

Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier is producing with Dominic Rustam, and president and COO Jonathan Deckter serves as executive producer alongside Brad Kaplan and Loughery.

“Blackwing is the kind of intelligent, gripping thriller that captivates audiences,
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‘Drunk History’: After 12 Years, Creator Derek Waters Only Drinks When Getting Paid

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‘Drunk History’: After 12 Years, Creator Derek Waters Only Drinks When Getting Paid
Derek Waters has spent over a decade making drunk history. “It was just like, how do we six seasons and not let it get old? I want it to evolve,” he said.

Originally created as a Funny or Die web series in 2007, “Drunk History” has thrived on Comedy Central, educating the masses through reenactments of obscure and not-so-obscure history, as narrated by intoxicated storytellers.

While the fame quotient of the drunkards tends to be impressive, it’s the folks doing the reenactments who make this Comedy Central’s most star-studded series: Season 6 includes Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack McBrayer, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Bilson, Amandla Stenberg, Alison Brie, Sugar Lyn Beard, and Josh Hartnett.

A not-insignificant part of that list is featured in the season premiere, which is framed around “Drunk History” mainstay Rich Fulcher telling Waters and guest star Kirby Howell-Baptiste the story of author
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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers Talked to 54 People, Because ‘This Isn’t One Person’s Story’

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers Talked to 54 People, Because ‘This Isn’t One Person’s Story’
The executive producers behind “Surviving R. Kelly” might have released their record-breaking game-changing documentary, but they’re still incredibly busy. This is because of the mammoth reaction to the six-part series which premiered on Lifetime less than two weeks ago, which has since triggered a massive outcry against the titular singer, one well beyond their expectations.

“No one expected this sort of reaction,” Brie Miranda Bryant told IndieWire. “I think everybody is just trying to keep up with the momentum and thinking about what the future looks like, from both the creative standpoint and network standpoint.”

The making of “Surviving R. Kelly” began in the early summer of 2017, executive producer Jesse Daniels said, after he and fellow E.P. Tamra Simmons read several reported stories about the R&B singer’s alleged abuse of young women. (R. Kelly has denied all charges.)

While rumors about his behavior had been around for literal decades,
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Julia Roberts Won’t Be Back for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2, but the Show Can Still Thrive Without Her

Julia Roberts Won’t Be Back for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2, but the Show Can Still Thrive Without Her
Let’s get this out of the way at the start: It would have been amazing to see what Julia Roberts continued to do in the role of Heidi Bergman, the caseworker at the heart of the Amazon series “Homecoming.” There aren’t many 2018 acting moments better than Roberts behind a desk at the end of the season’s ultra-pivotal Episode 8.

But news broke Wednesday morning that Roberts would not be returning to the show, leaving the existing ten episodes as the sole chronicle of her contributions. Perhaps this is an attempt to head off a flurry of Season 2 speculation at the Emmys Fyc tour that is almost certainly still coming later in the spring. But given the foundation the show has laid down in its freshman season, there’s still reason to believe the show can succeed in Roberts’ absence.

Series director Sam Esmail has been open about the
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Frankie Shaw Talks ‘Smilf’ Misconduct Allegations: “We Moved Fast And I Was Learning On The Go”

We’d much rather be using this space to tell everyone to watch Showtime’s criminally overlooked comedy series “Smilf,” which just recently returned for Season 2, but instead, the series has been under fire recently for accusations of misconduct on set, stemming from interactions with the series’ star, writer, director, and showrunner Frankie Shaw. Now, a few weeks removed from the allegations, Shaw has finally spoken out.

Continue reading Frankie Shaw Talks ‘Smilf’ Misconduct Allegations: “We Moved Fast And I Was Learning On The Go” at The Playlist.
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Charlotte Rampling is the Latest Addition to Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Charlotte Rampling is the Latest Addition to Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Denis Villeneuve continues to add respected and talented actors to his ever-growing Dune cast. The latest: arthouse cinema royalty Charlotte Rampling. Rampling will play Reverend Mother Mohiam in the sci-fi epic that also stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. Adapted from the massive novel by Frank Herbert, Villeneuve’s Dune is likely to be a huge production, and […]

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'We kept the trauma to ourselves': Christophe Honoré on the idols lost to Aids

The French writer-director talks about his highly personal new show, a ‘dance of the dead’ that pays tribute to artistic heroes including Jacques Demy

Director Christophe Honoré still looks pained at the memory of the protests against gay marriage that rocked France seven years ago. The adoption of same-sex marriage in the country, a flagship policy that President François Hollande had campaigned on, was supposed to have been a smooth process. It became law in 2013, but only after a protracted backlash that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets – more overall than the recent gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement.

“I realised there was still a cloud of suspicion hanging over gay citizens,” says Honoré, best known internationally for comedies and musical films including 2007’s Love Songs. “I felt hurt, but also responsible, because in my work I’d never thought that gay visibility might still be important. I felt like I’d failed,
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Rape scenes no longer allowed in films rated suitable for under-15s

New UK guidelines for films depicting sexual violence follow societal shift, says BBFC

Scenes of rape and other forms of sexual violence will no longer be allowed in films classified for under-15s in a shake-up of the British ratings system.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will on Thursday publish new classification guidelines explaining in detail why films get the ratings they are given, from U up to R18.
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Ficg TV Pitchbox Swells Key Company Attendance

Fox Networks Group Latin America (Fngla), Alazraki Films, EndemolShine Boomdog and Fabula have confirmed their attendance at the inaugural Ficg TV Pitchbox, the new co-production market of one of Latin America’s biggest film events, Mexico’s Guadalajara International Film Festival (Ficg). They join previously announced participants HBO Latin America and Turner Latin America (Fngla). More attendees, including key Mexican players, are likely to be confirmed in the next days and weeks.

Additionally, the submission deadline for projects looking to participate has been extended to Jan. 24. The seven selected projects, along with 10 honorable mentions, will be unveiled in early February.

“As we are confirming new participants, we know some people who want to know which companies will be attending may now be more interested,” explained Filmarket Hub co-founder and COO Bernardo Gómez. “With the announcement of the new companies we felt we should give one more week.”

The new additions to the forum,
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Trailer: Netflix Starts the Final Season Farewell Tour

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Trailer: Netflix Starts the Final Season Farewell Tour
It seems inevitable that Kimmy Schmidt would someday drop the mic on her way out the door. With the final six episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” dropping in the new year (and the new awards eligibility window), Netflix is trying to do the same.

The farewell trailer for the final season brings together some of the classic hits from the series’ first four-ish seasons. (May we never forget the shining light in the darkness that is the “Bunny and Kitty” theme song.) Now that Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) is trying to work her way through the publishing world, that venture brings her in contact with a number of new faces in the Schmidt-iverse. Zachary Quinto and Netflix vet Jon Bernthal are both set to make their debuts on the series in the closing episodes. This season will also add a few figures to mix who’ll be playing themselves, notably Ronan Farrow and Greg Kinnear.
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Ryan Coogler Reshot The ‘Black Panther’ Ending After Getting Inspiration From ‘The Godfather’

As far as endings go, “Black Panther” has one of the best ever seen in a Marvel Studios film. From the poignant final conversation between Killmonger and T’Challa to the scene in Oakland and at the United Nations, which set the stage for the future, Ryan Coogler’s film just found the perfect way to put a bow on one of the best films of the last year.

Continue reading Ryan Coogler Reshot The ‘Black Panther’ Ending After Getting Inspiration From ‘The Godfather’ at The Playlist.
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‘Deadly Class’ Review: Syfy’s School for Kid Killers Is a Miserable, Angst-Fueled Slog

‘Deadly Class’ Review: Syfy’s School for Kid Killers Is a Miserable, Angst-Fueled Slog
“Deadly Class” starts with a teacher whipping his cane into the face of a young girl. Surprised, but silent, tears rolling down her face, the teenage student stares at the blood pouring from her nose, as the rest of the class reacts in peculiar fashion. Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), the audience’s stand-in, is stunned. He gasps and stares in stupefied horror while his indifferent teacher continues the lesson, as if he didn’t just physically assault a student. But the rest of the class doesn’t flinch. They sit and listen more dutifully than if Master Lin (Benedict Wong) had taken away her cell phone. A boy in the front row casually looks over his shoulder for an uncaring glance at the aftermath. Someone even laughs.

Responses to the new Syfy series will probably be similar. Some viewers may feel like they just got slapped in the face by Rick Remender
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Watch: Ryan Coogler, Alfonso Cuarón and More Talk Directing in 1-Hour Roundtable

If you’re interested in watching some of the best and most exciting directors working today talk amongst themselves about craft, process, and challenges, reserve an hour of your time for this excellent director’s roundtable interview. As part of The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable interview series, which is timed to awards season and features folks from some of the more prominent contenders of the season, directors Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), and Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) sat down for a …
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