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Casey Affleck Doesn’t Think Ben Affleck Will Return for ‘The Batman’
Casey Affleck doesn’t think his older brother Ben will return to play Batman in Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman.” In a new interview with WEEI sports radio, the Academy award winner opens up about the rumors plaguing his brother. Check out the clip above at the 6:02 minute mark. Host Rich Keefe asked about the rumors to which Affleck responded by talking about his brother’s tenure as Batman in past tense. “I thought he was an okay Batman,” Affleck joked. “No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Cate Blanchett Joining Jack Black in Eli Roth's 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls'
Eli Roth is directing the adaptation of the 1973 gothic horror novel, written by John Bellairs with illustrations by Edward Gorey, which tells of a recently orphaned boy who moves in with his uncle. The uncle turns out to be a mediocre witch, and soon the boy finds himself in a world of magic and danger, especially when he discovers a clock inside the walls of his house that is designed to bring about doomsday.
Black is the uncle. »
- Borys Kit
Jennifer Aniston in Talks to Star in Suburban Comedy for STX Films
Jennifer Aniston is in final negotiations to star in an untitled suburban-set comedy being developed by STX Films.
The story centers on an over-scheduled and over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth. The goal is to make it R-rated.
STX had a big hit with Bad Moms ($113 million domestic) and is looking to keep the good times going with not just a sequel, »
- Borys Kit
Showtime, Liz Garbus Filming Trump-Focused Doc Series at N.Y. Times
Their reporting will be televised. As The New York Times continues to be a leading source for coverage of President Donald Trump and his controversial, conflict-filled administration, filmmaker Liz Garbus is taking her cameras inside the iconic paper's newsroom during these rather unprecedented days for a new Showtime series.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned from multiple sources that the documentarian has been filming at the newspaper's headquarters for more than six months for a multipart series at the pay cable network. Showtime declined to comment, but sources tell THR that the project is intended to be both an inside look »
- Michael O'Connell
John Krasinski's 'A Quiet Place' Adds 'Suburbicon' Actor (Exclusive)
Noah Jupe, the young actor who stars opposite Matt Damon in Suburbicon, has closed a deal to join Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in A Quiet Place, a supernatural thriller from Paramount and Platinum Dunes.
While plot details are being kept in the barn, the project is described as a contained thriller centering on a family living on a farm that is terrorized by a supernatural evil.
Blunt and Krasinski will play the parents, while Jupe will play their son.
The project is set to »
- Borys Kit
Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’
Haifaa Al-Mansour, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Wadjda,” is on board to direct with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared Leboff, and Lathan producing. The movie is a passion project for Bing, who produced “Southside With You” and brought the project to Netflix.
Based on Trisha R. Thomas’ novel, the film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.
The original script was written by Tina Chism with »
- Justin Kroll
'License to Drive' Remake in the Works at Fox
Fox is hitting the road with a remake of the 1988 film License to Drive.
The original comedy, which starred Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham, followed a teen who, after failing his driver's test, decides to go for a night on the town with his friends. He takes his grandfather's prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville out on a joyride, which leads to all sorts of trouble. It was directed by Greg Beeman from a script by Neil Tolkin.
Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles (Girl Problems) are writing the new version, which will be rebooted with female leads. John »
- Rebecca Ford
Netflix Comedy ‘Eggplant Emoji’ to Star Geraldine Viswanathan (Exclusive)
Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan is in negotiations to star in the Netflix comedy “Eggplant Emoji,” sources tell Variety.
Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock will produce the dark comedy via their Red Hour Films banner. Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck, the creators and stars of the Comedy Central show “Workaholics,” are also on board to produce.
In the vein of “Superbad,” the plot follows a teenager who accidentally cuts off his »
- Justin Kroll
Ali Wong, Randall Park to Star in Netflix Feature Comedy
The two actors (and former Fresh Off the Boat colleagues) wrote the script with Michael Golamco. Currently untitled, the film follows two childhood friends who fall in love as adults — though they've ended up in vastly different socioeconomic situations.
Wong — who was previously a writer and story editor on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat sitcom, starring Park — was most recently seen on ABC's American Housewife and in The Orchard's indie film The Hero, starring Sam Elliott. She previously teamed with Netflix »
- Ashley Lee
Uni Lands Evan Spiliotopoulos Genghis Khan Tomb Hunt Script, Dwayne Johnson Exec Producer
Exclusive: Universal has acquired an untitled contemporary action adventure script about the hunt for Genghis Khan’s mysterious tomb. Studio bought a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who co-wrote the live action Beauty And The Beast, as well as The Huntsman: Winter’s War. ImageMovers’ Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine will produce along with Seven Bucks Productions production president Hiram Garcia. Seven Bucks’ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia will be exec producers with… »
AMC Theatres Not Cool With $9.99 MoviePass Plan
Yes, we all know the moviegoing paradigm is shifting, and theaters are struggling to keep up. This summer’s box office tally was a head-turning moment for execs, as Hollywood failed to crack $4B in ticket sales for the first time since 2006. The number of moviegoers buying tickets is severely down and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are making people stay at home instead of handing over their hard-earned money for overpriced parking, popcorn and movie tickets.
Continue reading AMC Theatres Not Cool With $9.99 MoviePass Plan at The Playlist. »
- Jordan Ruimy
A Brief History of the Horror Movie Jump Scare
The jump scare. Few film tropes are so notorious among movie fans, but have proven so effective. If you’re watching a modern horror movie, you know that at any moment something can spring into view with a jarring sound. Mirrors, closets, beds – any patch of darkness can hide the next scream-inducing moment of your life. While […]
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- Alex Riviello
Every Steven Soderbergh Film Ranked from Worst to Best
Before he aggressively undulates, gyrates, and throws himself all around the stage of the Xquisite Strip Club, the Mike of Magic Mike flexes his proverbial muscles elsewhere. When he first meets Alex Pettyfer’s Adam, he’s working on a crew under a roofing contractor in the Tampa suburbs, installing mission-style clay roof tiles with gloves and a mallet. Rather than justifiably focusing on Channing Tatum doing physical labor and sweating in the hot summer sun, the script diverts its attentions toward Mike demanding agreed upon pay and hours from his boss. That boss later busts Adam for taking … »
- Chris Cabin
Watch Robert Meyer Burnett Go Comic Book Shopping and Talk ‘Star Trek’ Comics
In a new episode of Comic Book Shopping, we’re joined by filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett to discuss some of his favorite new and old comics. If you like comics and celebrity interviews, this is your show. Each week we’re joined by a new guest, who hits up a local comic book shop with host Jon Schnepp and peruses the wares while also discussing their career, upcoming projects, and of course their favorite comic books. In this week’s installment, Schnepp and Burnett visit House of Secrets in Burbank to discuss the comics they loved as kids and Burnett’… »
- Collider Video
San Sebastian reveals Horizontes Latinos line-up
Cannes titles The Desert Bride and April’s Daughters among 12 titles.
The 65th San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 22-30) has revealed the 12 titles in its Horizontes Latinos programme, featuring some of the best Latin American films of the year to date.
This year’s selection includes Cannes Un Certain Regard title The Desert Bride (pictured) directed by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato, and Gustavo Rondón’s debut La Familia, which was screened at Cannes Critics’ Week.
Another Un Certain Regard title, Michel Franco’s April’s Daughters, has also been selected. His film After Lucia won the Prize Un Certain Regard in 2012, and his follow-up, Chronic competed for the Palme d’Or and won the best screenplay award at Cannes in 2015.
All 12 feature films compete for the Horizontes Award and its €35,000 ($40,958) prize. The six first and second films in the selection (La Educación De Rey, La Familia, Medea, Arábia, La Novia Del Desierto and Temporada De Caza) are also »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Orlando Parfitt)
‘Nina’: Juraj Lehotsky’s Heartbreaking Tiff Divorce Drama Packs a Breakthrough Peformance From Young Star — Watch
If you’re searching for a breakout on this year’s fall festival circuit, look no further than “Nina” star Bibiana Nováková. The eponymous star of Juraj Lehotský’s latest feature anchors the tough divorce drama and comes out the other side as a bonafide star in the making. The film, which recently bowed at Karlovy Vary, is now bound for the Toronto International Film Festival as part of its recently announced World Cinema section.
The film follows tween Nina (Nováková), whose entire world is upended when her parents announce their divorce. For the sensitive 12-year-old, the discovery that her parents are “doing what’s best for her” rocks her to her very core — what about what she wants? what about their lives together? and who are these seeming strangers who have replaced her loving parents? »
- Kate Erbland
First Look: ‘Frozen’ On Broadway Looks Amazing
Do you like your wallet? Well, that’s too bad, because it’s time to let it go. The days are counting down until the musical adaptation of Frozen premieres on Broadway in February, and we’ve gotten our first look at the elaborate stage production — as well as a first look at the skyrocketing prices as tickets went on […]
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- Hoai-Tran Bui
Steven Soderbergh’s Career in Posters, From ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ to ‘Logan Lucky’
Whether directing box office hits and experimental works or producing passion projects, Soderbergh has one of Hollywood’s most dynamic careers.
Related storiesSteven Soderbergh Movies Ranked from Worst to BestWhy Steven Soderbergh's 'Solaris' Sets the Standard for Movie RemakesSteven Soderbergh Has A Game-Changing Plan to Give Directors the Creative Control They Deserve »
- William Earl
Ben Affleck Says ‘Justice League’ Will Have “A More Traditional” Batman
While Ben Affleck‘s future as Batman remains in doubt, thanks to his brother Casey Affleck re-opening the will he/won’t he argument about his participation in “The Batman,” the actor is keeping his game face on for “Justice League.” He did the required glad-handing at San Diego Comic Con for the movie which is undergoing heavy reshoots, and now he tells EW that his Caped Crusader is going to be a bit more heroic and less angry this time around.
- Kevin Jagernauth
When Deadpool 2 Will Resume Production After The Stuntwoman's Death
The set of Deadpool 2 has been dealing with a tragedy for the last couple of days following the death of a stuntwoman who was performing in the film. Production has been shut down since then, but we now know when it will resume. »
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