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Daniel Craig Confirms Return to James Bond Role
James Bond fans were shaken and stirred Tuesday night.
Daniel Craig officially confirmed he will return to the role of Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Craig had previously been attached to the project by reports from the New York Times and others, but never confirmed personally — until his appearance on Colbert's show.
"Yes," Craig told Colbert point-blank, when asked if he will return as the secret agent. He said he's known he would reprise the role for "a couple of months" now. "We've been discussing it, we've just »
- Patrick Shanley
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
Amazon Studios Developing ‘The Beast Is an Animal’ With Ridley Scott (Exclusive)
Amazon is in final negotiations with the female directing team of Bert & Bertie to direct and the adapt the film from Peternelle van Arsdale’s book about a child who lives in a world fearful of soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly grew into something not quite human. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she realizes that she has a gift that she must keep secret, for fear they will call her a witch. »
- Dave McNary
‘Dear White People’ Team Reunites On Justin Simien-Directed ‘Bad Hair’
Exclusive: Justin Simien, who wrote and directed the lauded Sundance indie Dear White People which he turned into the Netflix series, will next write and direct Bad Hair. He will team with Sight Unseen, the newly formed production shingle of Julia Lebedev, Eddie Vaisman, and Oren Moverman. Lebedev and Angel Lopez produced Dear White People, and Lebedev is exec producer of the Netflix series spinoff. Paralleling the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, Bad Hair is a horror… »
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
'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
Daniel Craig on Possible James Bond Return: ‘I’m Not Holding Out for More Money’
Daniel Craig is “addressing the noise” about his highly anticipated possible return to the role of James Bond. “No decision has been made at the moment,” he said in a new interview with a Boston morning radio show called Morning Magic 106.7. “There’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that,” he explained. While promoting his next film “Logan Lucky,” Craig went on to add in the interview, “It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment… »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Louis CK’s Surprise New Movie: Here’s What We Know
Included within the Toronto International Film Festival lineup announcement this morning was the surprise that Louis C.K. has directed his first film in 16 years, a feature called “I Love You, Daddy.” The film was shot entirely in secret and stars C.K. along with Chloe Grace Moretz, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Helen Hunt and Pamela Adlon. Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy, with Louis C.K., @ChloeGMoretz, @JohnMalkovich, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Helen Hunt + @PamelaAdlon. #TIFF17 pic.twitter.com/heIBtZi7Qu — Tiff (@TIFF_NET) August 15, 2017 According to the La Times, “I Love You, Daddy” was shot in New York on 35mm film in. »
- Brian Welk
'Grey's Anatomy' Alum Patrick Dempsey Sets TV Return
Two years after his shocking exit from the Shondaland medical drama, Dempsey has been tapped to topline Epix straight-to-series drama The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Black and White in Color), the 10-episode series is based on the best-selling European novel by Joel Dicker. The thriller stars Dempsey as Quebert, a literary icon who finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property.
- Lesley Goldberg
'Ozark' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Netflix is going back to the Ozarks.
Produced by Media Rights Capital, the drama revolves around financial planner Marty (Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.
Bateman directs and exec produces via his Aggregate Films Banner. »
- Lesley Goldberg
Toronto: Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson Directorial Debuts Added to Lineup
15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
TIFF also added another six titles to its gala lineup with world premieres for John Curran's Ted Kennedy drama Chappaquiddick, starring Jim Gaffigan and Olivia Thirlby, and the Richard Gere-starrer Three Christs, director Jon Avnet's film about a doctor treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients who all believe they are Jesus Christ.
The festival will also feature world-premiere screenings of Bille August's 55 Steps, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank; Francois Girard's Hochelaga, Terre des Ames; and Tali Shalom-Ezer's My Days »
- Etan Vlessing
Marvel Taps Geneva Robertson-Dworet To Script ‘Captain Marvel’
Exclusive: Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starrer that will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve & Nicole Perlman originally were set to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave to co-direct the Disney Animation pic Gigantic. That creates a big opportunity for Robertson-Dworet, whose script credits include the upcoming Tomb Raider pic for MGM that stars… »
For $10 a Month, Unlimited Movies at the Theater Is Now a Possibility (And AMC Hates It)
However, AMC doesn’t want it used at their theaters. »
- Devon Ivie
Clay Aiken Apologizes for Defending Trump: ‘I Am a F—— Dumba–‘
Former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Clay Aiken has apologized for defending Donald Trump in response to accusations of racism lobbied against the president in the past. “Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f*****g dumba–. #imsorry,” Aiken tweeted on Tuesday night, adding, “Tbc… I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn’t think he was racist.” Aiken’s tweets came just hours after Tuesday’s press conference at which the president blamed “both sides” for »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
2017 Emmy predictions: Best Drama Guest Actor
The 2017 Emmy nominees for Best Drama Guest Actor are Hank Azaria (“Ray Donovan”), Brian Tyree Henry (“This Is Us”), Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”), Denis O’Hare (“This Is Us”) and Bd Wong (“Mr. Robot”). Be sure to make your own predictions in this race as well as the rest of the […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner predictions: Who was best act on first live show?
“America’s Got Talent” aired the first live show of season 12 on Tuesday (Aug. 15) and a dozen acts took to the stage of the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. While seven of these are guaranteed to move on to the semi-finals in three weeks time, were any of them good enough to be crowned season […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Another ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Leaks But This Time It’s HBO’s Fault
The upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones” has leaked online, only this time it’s not the fault of hackers. The penultimate Season 7 episode, titled “Death is the Enemy,” was accidentally put on some of some of HBO’s European platforms. That exposure led to it getting passed around online. “We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to. »
- Carli Velocci
Lady Gaga Will Reportedly Testify in Dr. Luke’s Defamation Case Against Kesha
The singer was subpoenaed in July for deposition regarding 2013 texts between her and Kesha. »
- Madeleine Aggeler
Washington Post Editorial Board Slams Trump: ‘The Nation Can Only Weep’
The Washington Post editorial board blasted President Trump for his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in a powerful piece titled, “The nation can only weep.” Trump sent viewers into a tizzy during a Trump Tower press conference on Tuesday when he said “both sides” were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville. He also claimed there were some “very fine people” attending the white nationalist rally. The press conference has been widely condemned by politicians and media members. The Post’s editorial board called Tuesday’s press conference a “great day” for former Kkk leader David Duke and “racists everywhere” who benefit. »
- Brian Flood
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