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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Exclusive: Last we saw Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones star’s Jon Snow character ended that HBO series with a walk north of The Wall into the forest with the Free Folk Wildlings, his punishment for slaying his mad queen lover, Daenerys Targaryen. So where did he go?

Deadline hears it is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he will make his next film. Sources said that Harington will join one of Marvel and Kevin Feige’s superhero franchises.

All of Marvel and Disney is busy with the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. I was unable to figure out which film, and nobody was around to elaborate, which they probably wouldn’t anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if some of those details are filled in before the weekend is out. Stay tuned.

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Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)

Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)
Following her Emmy win for her performance on “Westworld,” Thandie Newton is joining the feature directorial debut of the show’s co-creator.

Sources tell Variety that Newton is set to join Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Warner Bros.’ “Reminiscence,” directed by “Westworld’s” Lisa Joy.

WB acquired the rights to the package after this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Joy penned the script and will also produce with her Kilter Film partner Jonathan Nolan, along with Michael De Luca and Aaron Ryder. Athena Wickham and Elishia Holmes are exec producers. The film is a co-production of Kilter Films, Michael De Luca Productions and FilmNation Entertainment. Production will take place in New Orleans and Miami beginning in late October, allowing Joy and Nolan to complete work on “Westworld’s” third season at HBO.

The plot and details on who Newton will be playing are being kept under wraps.

Newton is currently starring in “Westworld,
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23
Five years after summer ended for “Phineas and Ferb,” the show returns with a new movie on Disney Plus in 2020, new details of which were revealed on Friday at the D23 fan convention.

In “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” currently in production for the new streaming service, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb travel across the galaxy to rescue their suster Candace, “who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.”

Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are back as executive producers on the movie, while also reprising their roles are Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa; Tyler Mann as Carl
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‘A Day Without a Mexican’ Sequel in Development at Mucho Mas Media

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‘A Day Without a Mexican’ Sequel in Development at Mucho Mas Media
Javier Chapa and Simon Wise of Mucho Mas Media (Mucho Mas) have optioned the rights and will be partnering as producers with Sergio Arau and Yareli Arizmendi on the independent feature film, “Another Day Without a Mexican: This Time It’s Personal,” the sequel to Arau’s cult hit and 2004 social satire, “A Day Without a Mexican,” the company announced on Friday.

Arau will direct and co-write the script with writer/actress Yareli Arizmendi, who wrote and starred in the 2004 film.

Joshua Maurer and Alixandre Witlin will produce under their City Entertainment banner, alongside Mucho Mas partners Chapa and Wise.
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‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’

‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’
Much like Batman and Joker or Superman and Lex Luthor, you can’t really tell the best Snake Eyes story without Storm Shadow. And now, it appears that we know who will be stepping into the all-white ninja costume and fighting the titular character in the upcoming ‘GI Joe’ spin-off film, “Snake Eyes.”

According to The Wrap, actor Andrew Koji has been cast as the villainous Storm Shadow in “Snake Eyes.” Fans of the classic ‘GI Joe’ comic books and cartoon series will immediately recognize Storm Shadow as the evil ninja assassin working for Cobra that often found himself at odds with the heroic, and silent, Snake Eyes.

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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night
Action movie “Angel Has Fallen” has soared to $1.5 million at 2,600 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

Christian drama “Overcomer” took in $775,000 during Thursday night previews at 1,563 locations.

Angel Has Fallen” has been tracking for a debut in the $12 million to $16 million range and will expand to 3,286 sites on Friday. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, and Nick Nolte in the third installment of the Millennium-Lionsgate action franchise.

The opening weekend for “Angel” will be well below 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” ($30 million) and 2016’s “London Has Fallen” ($21.6 million). Butler returns as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who has to clear his named after being framed for an attack on U.S. president Allan Trumbull, who was the Speaker of the House in “Olympus” and the Vice President in “London.”

Fox Searchlight’s horror movie “Ready or Not” scared up a
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James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]

James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]
Update: Variety reports that up-and-coming British actor George Young (Containment) has been cast as the male lead in Wan’s secret movie, which is now tentatively titled Silvercup. Our original article about the film’s initial casting announcement continues below. James Wan’s secret horror movie has found its star in Annabelle Wallis. The Mummy star, who recently appeared in […]

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Streaming: is this the film of the decade?

A low-budget Brazilian road movie that’s been wowing critics for two years finally makes its UK debut, thanks to Mubi

I was late getting to this week’s selected film – though not as late as film distributors in the UK: it has never been picked up for a cinema or even a DVD release. For more than two years, respected colleagues have been talking up the merits of Araby, a tiny but mighty fiction debut by Brazilian film-makers João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa. The Hollywood Reporter critic Neil Young has gone so far as to declare it the best film of this fast-closing decade. Having missed it on its year-long festival run in 2017, I waited for a chance to see it on a big screen.

That chance hasn’t come, but Mubi has, as it so often does, stepped into the breach. Araby is available to stream on their
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Disney Plus Preview Proves The Mouse House Is The Content King [D23 Expo]

Anaheim – Sitting through the D23 Expo’s 90 minute session previewing Disney Plus, the Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service, it was hard not to be stuck with just how much content it was launching with. It’s one thing to hear a report of Disney CEO Bob Iger discussing it on a conference call with investors or to see news reports on new projects over time, but in person is something else.

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Disney Unveils ‘Noelle’ Trailer Starring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader

Among the many announcements at the D23 Expo, Disney debuted the first look at holiday feature “Noelle,” which is set to premiere exclusively on Disney Plus this fall.

“It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s Sister,” Walt Disney Studios said of the film on Twitter. Starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, the Christmas flick tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter (Kendrick) who finds herself having to take over the family business after her Dad retires and her brother (Hader) is reluctant to take over. Shirley MacLaine and Billy Eichner also star in the pic. “My name is Noelle Kringle,” Kendrick says in the trailer, which opens with the “Pitch Perfect” star singing for her reindeer. “Christmas runs in my family.”

It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s sister. Watch the new trailer for Noelle, streaming November 12 only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/Wd88XWq7MD

— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios
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See ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ in the First Trailer for NatGeo’s Disney+ Series

Jeff Goldblum wants to take you on a tour of some of his favorite topics in the world. That's it, that's the show. Disney revealed the first trailer for The World According to Jeff Goldblum during their panel at D23, and while the logline reads only, "See the world through his eyes," the personality-centric series takes Goldblum on a journey of learning as he tackles topics that include everything from RVs to bicycles, ice cream, swimming pools, and tattoos (though the actor definitely wasn't fessing up to any tattoos of his own at the panel.) The …
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‘Noelle’ Trailer: Anna Kendrick & Bill Hader Star In An Xmas Movie For Disney+ [D23]

Disney’s quest for global domination is no joke and tonight at the D23 Expo, the company threw around their weight in Anaheim demonstrating to audiences and journalists why their streaming service Disney+ will be an essential subscription to have come November. This was the goal: make Disney+ look like a juggernaut and put Netflix on notice that they’re about to start nipping at their heels. While D+ showed off their Marvel and “Star Wars” muscle, that’s not all the streaming service has to offer.

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‘Noelle’ Trailer: Deck the Halls with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader [D23]

‘Noelle’ Trailer: Deck the Halls with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader [D23]
Remember Fred Claus, the 2007 film in which Vince Vaughn played Santa’s brother? Well, ’tis about to be the season for Noelle, a new Christmas comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in which the two of them play Kris Kringle’s children. Take a guess which of them is the total mess and which one totally has […]

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‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Series Will Begin Shooting in 2020

So now the Obi-Wan series is really, really real, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. — and that, pretty much, was all she had to say about that.

“After secrets and fibs and not being able to talk about it, I am thrilled to welcome out a beloved member of the Star Wars family,” she said of the long-rumored series.

Star Ewan McGregor walked out on stage to deafening cheers from the crowd. “It’s so nice,” he said. “It’s been four years of [dodging questions].”

Beyond that, details were scarce. Said Kennedy, “All scripts written. We start shooting next year.”

McGregor will reprise his role as as sage Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, which began with “The Phantom Menace” back in 1999. The role of world-weary, wise Obi-Wan was originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in 1977’s “A New Hope,” in which Obi-Wan sacrificed himself to his former student,
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Film News Roundup: Austin Festival Selects Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’

Film News Roundup: Austin Festival Selects Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’
In today’s film news roundup, the Austin Film Festival selects a Terrence Malick title, “A Day Without a Mexican” gets a sequel and Dcr Finance signs a first-look deal.

Festival Screening

The Austin Film Festival will screen Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” which won the Francois Chalais and Ecumenical Jury awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

Starring August Diehl and Valerie Pachner, the film follows the true story of an Austrian farmer who refused to yield to Nazi forces in World War II. Fox Searchlight will open “A Hidden Life” on Dec. 13.

The festival, which runs Oct. 24-31, is also screening the Harriet Tubman biopic “Harriet,” written by Kasi Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard and starring Cynthia Erivo, Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe. Aff will also screen “The Truth” from writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda, starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke, and the world premiere of the documentary feature “Cowboys,
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Superhero Bits: Mark Ruffalo’s Silly Hulk Mocap Suit, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cut an Aerial Battle & More

Superhero Bits: Mark Ruffalo’s Silly Hulk Mocap Suit, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cut an Aerial Battle & More
How are Joker fans reacting to his inclusion in Mortal Kombat 11? Want to see Mark Ruffalo‘s wonky mocap suit for Avengers: Endgame? Did Dark Phoenix‘s failure push Disney to want a better Spider-Man deal with Sony? Is the Thor: Love & Thunder script finished? Want to see a trailer for Avengers: Endgame cut in […]

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‘Lady and the Tramp’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux’s Live-Action Puppy Love Leads Disney+

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux’s Live-Action Puppy Love Leads Disney+
Lady and the Tramp” is Disney’s latest live-action reimagining, only a) this one is actually live-action, unlike certain remakes using fancy shmancy CGI animation, and b) the new film is headed for Disney+, not theaters. See for yourself in the first trailer below.

Per previous synopses, “Lady and the Tramp” is set to tell the story of an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) who meets a street-smart, stray mongrel called the Tramp (Justin Theroux), and the two embark on many romantic adventures together — which will of course include the iconic spaghetti smooch scene from the original film.

With a script by Andrew Bujalski (“Support the Girls”), the new film could find fresh footing in the class disparities these two adorable puppers represent. Bujalski balanced similar inequality issues with a great deal of exuberant fun in his critically hailed 2018 film (starring Regina Hall), so perhaps
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All the McU Details From D23: Loki, ‘WandaVision,’ ‘She Hulk,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ and More

The Infinity Saga may be over, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe will barrel forward with the November launch of Disney+. At D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday, Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed that the upcoming slate of series scheduled to premiere on the Disney streaming platform will be integrated into the films just as the current McU movies are and always have been.

“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way,” Feige said. “It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”

Although Marvel fans already knew a handful of titles to expect, ranging from “WandaVision” and the Untitled Loki Series, Feige also announced three new titles. Details, below.

Untitled Loki Series

McU regular Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki for the Disney+ series. Daniel Brühl will return as Zemo, joined by Emily VanCamp, who played Sharon Carter in the “Captain America” films.
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Lucasfilm Officially Confirms Obi-Wan Disney+ Series Starring Ewan McGregor & Will Begin Production Next Year

Last week, it was reported that Disney+ was going to be the home of a brand-new live-action “Star Wars” series focused on Ewan McGregor’s version of the famed Jedi legend Obi-Wan Kenobi. But outside of that, there wasn’t much news. Well, tonight, at D23, Lucasfilm decided to let the cat out of the bag and fully announce the untitled “Star Wars” series.

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Ewan McGregor Confirms ‘Obi-Wan’ Series at D23; Filming Expected to Begin Next Year

After much speculation, Disney has confirmed that Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series, the studio announced Friday at its D23 Expo in Anaheim. “We have all the scripts written and we’re ready to start shooting next year," said Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. [caption id="attachment_553927" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Lucasfilm/caption] The Obi-wan series will be the third live-action show spun-off from the Star Wars universe, following Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian and a Rogue One prequel series that will star Diego Luna as Cassian …
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