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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Netflix Superhero Movie Starring Priyanka Chopra & Pedro Pascal

Robert Rodriguez to Direct Netflix Superhero Movie Starring Priyanka Chopra & Pedro Pascal
Robert Rodriguez and Netflix are getting into the superhero business together with a new sci-fi fantasy film We Can Be Heroes. Rodriguez is set to write, direct and produce the original film, with Priyanka Chopra starring and a supporting cast that includes Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang, and Pedro Pascal. From the sound of it, We Can Be Heroes will tap right into the genre strengths Rodriguez showed with Alita: Battle Angel and his Spy Kids franchise. Per Deadline, The pic follows the children of Earth’s superheroes after their parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders. The …
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Quentin Tarantino Announces That He and Wife Daniella Are Expecting Their First Child

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Quentin Tarantino Announces That He and Wife Daniella Are Expecting Their First Child
Maybe it’s a sign that he really is thinking about retirement. Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Daniella, announced today that they’re expecting their first child.

The official statement, made to People Magazine, is brief and to the point: “Daniella and Quentin Tarantino are very delighted to announce that they are expecting a baby.”

Tarantino, 56, and the 35-year-old Israeli model-singer have been on the road in recent months to promote “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,” which has made $183 million worldwide to date and is likely to score multiple Oscar nominations.

No word on a due date for the couple, who met at the Jerusalem Film Festival during his promotional tour for “Inglorious Basterds” in 2009 and began dating in 2016. They married nine months ago.

Tarantino has repeatedly hinted that he’s coming to the end of his filmmaking career, having long said he wanted to direct a total of 10 movies.
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Stephan James, Hong Chau Returning for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2, Kyle Patrick Alvarez to Direct

Stephan James, Hong Chau Returning for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2, Kyle Patrick Alvarez to Direct
Stephan James and Hong Chau are coming back for more, as far as “Homecoming” is concerned.

James, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in season 1 opposite Julia Roberts, will reprise the role of Walter Cruz, while Chau will return to play Audrey Temple for the Amazon series’ sophomore outing.

The show has also enlisted Kyle Patrick Alvarez to direct all episodes of season 2. Alvarez, who previously directed the Ezra Miller and Tye Sheridan feature “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” will also serve as an executive producer.

News emerged in July that Janelle Monáe will take over the lead
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Bethenny Frankel to Exit ‘Real Housewives of New York’ (Exclusive)

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Bethenny Frankel to Exit ‘Real Housewives of New York’ (Exclusive)
Bethenny Frankel is stepping away from the “Real Housewives” franchise.

Variety has learned exclusively that Frankel is poised to exit Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York” ahead of its upcoming twelfth season. Frankel first joined the acclaimed reality series back when it premiered back in 2008 before exiting the series in 2010 during the show’s third season. She then rejoined the show during its seventh season in 2015 and has been with it since. She has also made guest appearances on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and starred in the spinoff shows “Bethenny Ever After” and “Bethenny & Fredrik.”

Bravo did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

“I have decided to leave the ‘Housewives’ franchise to explore my next chapter,” Frankel said in a statement. “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing
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Amazon Sets Original Series With Richard Hammond, Tory Belleci

Amazon Sets Original Series With Richard Hammond, Tory Belleci
Amazon has greenlit a six-part survival-cum-engineering series featuring “The Grand Tour’s” Richard Hammond and “Mythbusters’” Tory Belleci. The commission was announced Wednesday by Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon original series, speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The as-yet-untitled pop-science series from Chimp Productions sees Hammond and Belleci shipwrecked on a remote desert island, and using their engineering and scientific skills not only to survive, but to construct a paradise island playground.

The series follows the pair as they construct an exotic wonderland using what they have from the shipwreck and what they can find on the island. Each
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James Wan’s New Horror Film Casts ‘Loudest Voice’ Star Annabelle Wallis (Exclusive)

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James Wan’s New Horror Film Casts ‘Loudest Voice’ Star Annabelle Wallis (Exclusive)
Annabelle Wallis, who most recently appeared in Showtime’s Roger Ailes miniseries “The Loudest Voice,” has been tapped to star in James Wan’s top secret horror project, sources tell Variety.

Wan is tackling the movie this fall before he jumps into prep on the “Aquaman” sequel with Jason Momoa at the top of 2020. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps. Wan came up with the story with Ingrid Bisu, and he will produce through the Atomic Monster banner with Michael Clear. Details regarding who will pen the script are still being worked out.

The film, a recipient of the Independent California Film Rebate, is being independently financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, who will retain distribution rights in China. New Line will handle the remaining distribution.

Wallis previously worked with Wan on “The Conjuring” spin-off “Annabelle.” That film became a huge success, grossing over $257 million worldwide from a $6.5 million budget.
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‘Sudden Death’ Remake With a “Comedic Twist” is Headed to Netflix

‘Sudden Death’ Remake With a “Comedic Twist” is Headed to Netflix
Remember Sudden Death? It was a 1995 Die Hard knock-off set in an arena during a hockey game. Jean-Claude Van Damme played a firefighter who has to take on a group of terrorist – lead by Powers Boothe! – holding the entire arena hostage. Oh, and the Vice President is at the hockey game, too. It was pretty damn […]

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Disney Channel Enlists Duplass Brothers for YouTube Hip-Hop Dance Series Starring Sofia Wylie

Disney Channel Enlists Duplass Brothers for YouTube Hip-Hop Dance Series Starring Sofia Wylie
Disney Channel’s first original scripted series made exclusively for release on YouTube is “Shook,” a hip-hop dance short-form series starring Sofia Wylie, produced by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass.

“Shook” will debut Saturday, Sept. 28, on Disney Channel’s YouTube channel. The scripted single-camera show centers on 15-year-old Mia (Wylie), who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister and their single mom, a registered nurse. Mia begins to express her true and best self through dance with the support of her extroverted best friend, Fredgy, and a new mentor, Ritz, who introduces her
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Sony Confirms Spider-Man’s Story Will Continue Without Marvel

Sony Confirms Spider-Man’s Story Will Continue Without Marvel
The internet was torn asunder yesterday when it was revealed that negotiations between Sony and Marvel to continue their sharing of Spider-Man had broken down, meaning the wall-crawler will be leaving the MCU effective immediately. Fans have gone into meltdown over the news, with many conflicting follow-up reports confusing things. However, Sony has released an official statement on the matter now which confirms that the split is indeed happening.

The studio’s statement promises that Spidey’s story will still continue on from where things were left off in Spider-Man: Far From Home though, even if Peter Parker can’t rub shoulders with the Avengers any longer. The statement, which you can read in full here, cites that they’re “disappointed” that Kevin Feige will no longer spearhead the character’s movies but that they “respect Disney’s decision.”

It’s the last line that’s the most intriguing, though,
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Sean Spicer to Compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Sean Spicer to Compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
ABC will assist in the rehabilitation of former White House Press Secretary and known liar Sean Spicer by allowing him to compete on Dancing With the Stars.

Spicer served as President Donald Trump’s press secretary for the first six months of his presidency, during which he lied about Trump’s inauguration crowd size and repeated Trump’s false claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. He also infamously claimed Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” and upon the release of the Mueller Report, it was
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Why ‘South Side’ Co-Creator Bashir Salahuddin Got ‘Whoopings’ Because of His Brother/Co-Star Sultan

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Why ‘South Side’ Co-Creator Bashir Salahuddin Got ‘Whoopings’ Because of His Brother/Co-Star Sultan
As a kid, there was one person that knew how to get “South Side” co-creator Bashir Salahuddin in trouble even when he was minding his own business: his older brother and co-star, Sultan.

“There was one part of our relationship that was the most contentious growing up,” Bashir told TheWrap in an interview. “If one kid got in trouble in the family, everyone is in trouble. I would be like ‘Sultan please, stop getting me in trouble. I got a whooping because of you!'”

South Side” tells the story of two recent community college graduates Simon (Sultan) and K (Kareme Young) making ends meet at a Rent-a-Center-like store. The comedy is not only a snapshot of the hustle culture that makes up the backbone of the city, but also the underlying family bonds forged in Chicago households.

Tonight’s “Cold Cases” episode centers on a sibling showdown that
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Watch Quavo Travel the World in New ‘Virgil’ Video

Watch Quavo Travel the World in New ‘Virgil’ Video
Quavo hits the road, takes to the skies, sails the seas and pretty much employs all modes of transportation in his new video for “Virgil.” The DJ Durel-produced track appears on the recently released Control the Streets, Volume 2 compilation from Atlanta-based label Quality Control.

The new visual finds a bejeweled Quavo smoking and traveling the world via private jet, limo, on a boat and via bicycle and features scenic footage ranging from chilling poolside to hanging in the Netherlands. A serene flute melody ushers in the track as the Migos rapper delivers his laidback rhymes.
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Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement

Eminem’s publishing company, Eight Mile Style, has filed a copyright infringement suit against Spotify, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The suit, filed on Wednesday, claims that Spotify has no license to stream hundreds of the rapper’s songs.

Among the estimated 250 songs in question are several of Eminem’s massive hits. The suit claims that though Eminem’s songs have streamed billions of times on Spotify, “Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only
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Film News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ Movie in the Works

Film News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ Movie in the Works
In today’s film news roundup, a Stephen King horror movie is in the works, “Downton Abbey” is seeing strong sales and a project about Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson is in development.

King Adaptation

Stephen King’s “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” has been set up as a movie at George A. Romero’s Sanibel Films, Vertigo Entertainment and Origin Story.

Vertigo partners Roy Lee and Jon Berg will produce the film alongside Chris Romero and Ryan Silbert. Andrew Childs will executive produce.

“The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,” published in 1999 and tells the story of a 9-year-old girl who gets lost on the Appalachian Trail. As she stumbles through the woods for nine days, she wanders farther and farther from civilization as she tries to make her way back home. The late George Romero had been developing the movie more than a decade ago.

“I’m thrilled
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Oscars: South Korea Selects ‘Parasite’ for International Feature Film Category

South Korea has selected Bong Joon-ho's Parasite as its entry for the best international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.

Parasite won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The genre-busting black comedy is Bong’s second shot at the Oscars after Mother was selected by the Korean Film Council (Kofic) in 2006, but didn't make the final shortlist.

The film follows unemployed driver Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), his wife, Choong Sook (Jang Hye-jin), and their college-age children as they struggle financially and aspire to live a rich life. Things look ...
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ABC News Sets Moderators, Rules for Third Democratic Debate

ABC News has announced the moderators for the third Democratic debate, as well as the qualification rules.

The debate will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, and will spill over to Friday, Sept. 13 if more than 10 candidates qualify. The moderating team will consist of chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” anchor and managing editor David Muir, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.

ABC News is partnering with Univision for the debate which will air live on both networks from Texas Southern University’s Health & Pe Arena in Houston, Texas.

In order to qualify for the showdown,
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‘Into the Dark’ Anthology Series Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu

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Hulu has renewed its anthology series “Into the Dark” for a second season.

The horror event series, produced by Blumhouse TV, releases one feature-length installment a month, each inspired by a holiday featuring the “Blumhouse signature genre/thriller spin on the story.”

According to Hulu, 12 more episodes have been ordered, which will continue to release on a monthly basis starting in October.

Also Read: Marvel Sets Crossover Episode for Hulu's 'Runaways' and Freeform's 'Cloak and Dagger'

The next episode, “Pure,” is set to release Sept. 6 and is inspired by the holiday “Daughter’s Day.”

Hulu’s description reads: “In this female coming-of-age horror story, several teen girls perform a secret ritual at a purity retreat and, when one of them begins to see a supernatural entity, the terrifying question emerges, what is more dangerous: the demon they’ve unleashed, or the pressure to conform to their fathers’ expectations.
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MoviePass Confirms Security Issue With Customer Records

MoviePass, the struggling movie ticket subscription service, has confirmed a security issue may have exposed customers’ records.

In a statement, MoviePass said Wednesday that the security lapse was recently discovered and its system was immediately secured. Reports of the data breach first surfaced Tuesday through the Tech Crunch site, which alleged that tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards were exposed because a critical server was not protected with a password.

“MoviePass takes this incident seriously and is dedicated to protecting our subscribers’ information,” a spokesperson said. “We are working diligently to investigate the scope of this incident and its potential impact on our subscribers. Once we gain a full understanding of the incident, we will promptly notify any affected subscribers and the appropriate regulators or law enforcement.”

The announcement came two weeks after a report that MoviePass was accused of changing user passwords in order
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James Corden Got a Little Help From Paul McCartney on His Drive to the Emmys

James Corden Got a Little Help From Paul McCartney on His Drive to the Emmys
Saying “Baby, I could drive your car” has proven to be a very good strategy for James Corden — never more so than when he put Paul McCartney into the highly sought passenger seat.

The primetime special “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live From Liverpool” is a contender in five Emmy categories this year, including variety special (prerecorded), plus directing, writing, editing and sound mixing for a variety special. That’s hardly the only impressive stat Corden can claim, though. The late-night host himself is up for seven Emmys, the most for any on-air performer this year, and five of
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Bethenny Frankel to Exit ‘Real Housewives of New York’ – Again

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Bethenny Frankel to Exit ‘Real Housewives of New York’ – Again
Original “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel is leaving the Bravo reality show once again, she announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Frankel, who was one of the show’s five original cast members, first exited the show after its third season. She rejoined in Season 7 and has been a full-time cast member ever since. Her departure comes ahead of the show’s 12th season.

“I have decided to leave the ‘Housewives’ franchise to explore my next chapter,” Frankel said in a statement. “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have.”

Also Read: Lisa Vanderpump Will Appear in 'Majority' of 'Real Housewives of
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