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Watch the Pale Lady come to terrifying life in new Scary Stories featurette

  • JoBlo
In honor of the digital release for Guillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, we're excited to share with you an exclusive featurette that focuses on one of the film's most terrifying figures, the Pale Lady. Hailing from the final book in author Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell's classic series, Scary…
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Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Shape of Water’ as an Elegy to Lost Love: ‘I Wanted to Make a Love Song’

  • Indiewire
Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Shape of Water’ as an Elegy to Lost Love: ‘I Wanted to Make a Love Song’
Mere days after taking home both Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for his monster-movie romance “The Shape of Water” in 2018, Mexican auteur Guillermo del Toro announced that he had recently divorced his wife of three decades. As revealed in a new interview with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah on their indie genre production company SpectreVision’s podcast “Visitations,” the film was, for del Toro, an elegy to lost love and the “transformation” that occurs during marriage, and its fallout.

“I wanted to make a song, a love song,” del Toro said of “The Shape of Water,” which he wrote and directed. “I wanted it to feel like a song that you listen to in the car with the top down on the Pch on the way to the beach, a really beautiful melody. I wanted to say what I think love is, which is very very simple, which
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Robert Zemeckis in Early Talks to Direct ‘Pinocchio’ Live-Action Remake at Disney

  • The Wrap
Robert Zemeckis in Early Talks to Direct ‘Pinocchio’ Live-Action Remake at Disney
Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of their animated classic “Pinocchio,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Paddington” director Paul King was originally circling the project but left earlier this year. Chris Weitz wrote the most recent draft of the script, and he’s also producing with Andrew Miano. The film’s original producer, David Heyman, is also no longer involved.

In November 2018, Tom Hanks was in early talks to star but ultimately passed to star as Geppetto, the puppet maker and Pinocchio’s father, but Zemeckis will lead his own search for a cast.

Also Read: Octavia Spencer in Talks to Join Robert Zemeckis' 'The Witches' Remake With Anne Hathaway

The “Back to the Future” and “Forrest Gump” director is currently at work on another remake, “The Witches” for Warner Bros. The film stars Anne Hathaway and is
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“The Simpsons”: Watch the ‘Omen’-Inspired Opening Scene from “Treehouse of Horror XXX” [Exclusive]

“The Simpsons”: Watch the ‘Omen’-Inspired Opening Scene from “Treehouse of Horror XXX” [Exclusive]
This Sunday brings new tales of terror in “Treehouse of Horror XXX”, the 666th episode of “The Simpsons” that spoofs everything from Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water to Netflix’s “Stranger Things”. The 30th “Treehouse of Horror” features a demon Maggie, a mission to rescue Milhouse from another dimension, dead-Homer’s spirit trying on some new bodies […]
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Tilda Swinton to Preside Over Marrakech Film Festival

  • Variety
Tilda Swinton to Preside Over Marrakech Film Festival
Tilda Swinton, the iconoclastic British actress and producer, is set to preside over the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, succeeding to American director James Gray.

Swinton, who won an Oscar and a BAFTA award for best supporting actress for “Michael Clayton,” has been leading an eclectic acting career. She has collaborated with prominent directors from different countries, for instance Bong Joon Ho on “Snowpiercer,” and “Okja;” Lynn Ramsay on “We Need to Talk About Kevin;” Jim Jarmusch on “Broken Flowers,” “The Dead Don’t Die” and “Only Lovers Left Alive;” the Coen Brothers on “Hail, Caesar!” and “Burn After Reading;” Luca Guadagnino on “I Am Love,” “A Bigger Splash” and “Suspiria;” and Wes Anderson on four films, including “Moonrise Kingdom” and the upcoming “The French Dispatch” which she recently wrapped shooting. She also starred in the Marvel Studios blockbuster “Doctor Strange.”

“It is my honour to serve
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Willem Defoe Joins Guillermo del Toro's Psychological Horror Thriller Nightmare Alley

Willem Dafoe is set to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara in director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Nightmare Alley.

The movie is based on the 1946 novel which tells the story of an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”

Dafoe will play “the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper’s character a job, ushering him into a world of show biz and grifting.” I love Dafoe, and it’s great to see him jump on board a Del Toro movie!

When previously talking about the movie, Del Toro described it as “just a straight, really dark story.” When asked if he could tease anything about the movie, the filmmaker
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Amanda Seyfriend and Lily Collins Will Star in David Fincher’s Citizen Kane Movie

Amanda Seyfriend and Lily Collins Will Star in David Fincher’s Citizen Kane Movie
Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins have been cast in Mank, David Fincher’s Netflix biopic about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actresses will be joined by Game of ThronesCharles Dance in the film, which will reportedly be shot in black-and-white. Gary Oldman is set to portray the titular character, as Variety previously reported.

According to THR, Seyfried, 33, will play screen star Marion Davis, while Collins, 30, will play Rita Alexander, Mankiewicz’s secretary.

Arliss Howard, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross, Sam Troughton, Toby Leonard Moore, Tom Burke, Tom Pelphrey, and Tuppence Middleton are also joining the film.
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Willem Dafoe joins the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) is the latest addition to the cast of Nightmare Alley, the next film by director Guillermo del Toro. The noir-thriller is an adaptation of William Lindsay’s 1946 novel and is set in a world of carnival hustlers and con men, telling the story of a mentalist who […]

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Willem Dafoe Heads Down ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Guillermo del Toro

Willem Dafoe Heads Down ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Guillermo del Toro
Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were recently set to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley, an adaptation of the novel by William Lindsay Gresham, and we’ve learned tonight that Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) has also joined the cast. Variety reports that Dafoe “will play the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley […]
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Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

  • Variety
Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’
Willem Dafoe has closed a deal to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of “Nightmare Alley.”

Collider had first reported that Dafoe was being considered for a role in the film, but sources now say the “Lighthouse” star has closed a deal to join the cast. The “At Eternity’s Gate” Oscar nominee will play the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper’s character a job, ushering him into a world of show biz and grifting.

Del Toro, who co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan, will direct the thriller for Fox Searchlight. Production is eyeing a start date at the top of 2020.

Nightmare Alley” is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with Tsg Entertainment. Fox Searchlight will distribute the film worldwide.

While Fox was already the home of a “Nightmare Alley” movie in
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Willem Dafoe Joining Guillermo del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley'

Willem Dafoe Joining Guillermo del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley'
Willem Dafoe, who is about to unleash the arthouse horror film The Lighthouse, is ready to dream up another nightmare. Dafoe is joining Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bradley Cooper is headlining the Fox Searchlight production, which also counts Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett and David Strathairn as among its cast. Nightmare Alley is an adaptation of the 1946 noir novel by William Lindsay which first hit the big screen with a 1947 adaptation.

Nightmare Alley is set in a world of carnival hustlers and con men, telling the story of a mentalist (Cooper) ...
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Quibi Orders Adam Rippon Celebrity Throwback Daily Show From Hearst (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Quibi Orders Adam Rippon Celebrity Throwback Daily Show From Hearst (Exclusive)
Adam Rippon will serve up a daily dish of “useless” throwback celebrity moments for Quibi, the short-form mobile TV streaming service set to hit phones in the spring of 2020.

The former Olympic ice skater will host “This Day in Useless Celebrity History,” produced by Hearst Magazines’ originals division, for Quibi’s Daily Essentials news and entertainment lineup. Rippon will take viewers on a ride down memory lane, revisiting stars’ breakups, makeups and other outrageous events from the early 2000s to the present day.

Rippon promises that the celebrity rehash show for Quibi will be “a witty retrospective look at pop culture.” The show is scheduled to run Monday-Friday and premiere in April 2020. Each “day in history” will coincide with the actual calendar date that the event occurred.

“There are so many great moments to choose from, and I’ll be there breaking it down for Quibi’s viewers and reminding
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Guillermo Del Toro Explains How Ray Harryhausen Influenced Him To Make A “Milk And Cookies” ‘Hellboy’ Film

When it was announced that Lionsgate was moving forward with a hard-r reboot of “Hellboy” without director Guillermo del Toro, fans were initially upset. However, when we started to learn more about the new film, excitement built with the idea that the franchise was going to embrace its more horrific roots and present a version of the character we have yet to see. And earlier this year, that “Hellboy” was released and we really did get a new version of the franchise that wasn’t seen in the del Toro films — a truly bad “Hellboy.”

Now, courtesy of Yahoo, we have a video that shows Guillermo del Toro explaining the very specific, unique tone he attempted with his two “Hellboy” films.

Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro Explains How Ray Harryhausen Influenced Him To Make A “Milk And Cookies” ‘Hellboy’ Film at The Playlist.
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Bob Weinstein Returns to a Hollywood Much Different Than the One He Left

Bob Weinstein Returns to a Hollywood Much Different Than the One He Left
Bob Weinstein is back, without his brother. The former Weinstein Co. co-chairman has formed a new production company that will focus on family films, comedies, and upscale adult thrillers. Unlike TWC, this company won’t be a distributor; instead, it will focus on producing up to three movies annually.

This puts Bob Weinstein in an unusual late-career position: Not only is he in business for the first time without Harvey Weinstein, he’s also in the role of seller. While he holds the title of executive producer on hundreds of films and TV shows, he earned all of them while being a distributor who acquired scripts for production as well as finished films as the co-head of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, and chairman of Dimension Films.

As a full producer, he has three credits: the Ben Affleck action film “Reindeer Games” in 2000, and Guillermo del Toro’s “Mimic
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“The Simpsons” Spoofs “Stranger Things” in First “Treehouse of Horror XXX” Imagery

Fox has been teasing the 666th episode of “The Simpsons” since this past July, but we now have the first Images from “Treehouse of Horror XXX”, which share spoofs of everything from Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water to Netflix’s “Stranger Things”. The 30th “Treehouse of Horror” features a demon Maggie, a mission to rescue Milhouse from […]
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Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’
In today’s film news roundup, Kerry Washington gets a musical role, Marvel’s production chief and Naomi Watts are honored and an app offers a Spanish-language version of “The Addams Family.”

Casting

Kerry Washington has joined the star-studded cast for the upcoming Netflix movie “The Prom,” an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

The cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells. The musical “The Prom,” an original concept by Jack Viertel, received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical

The Prom” follows a lesbian student in the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Ind., who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s dance. When the two are banned from attending, a cast of Broadway luminaries band together to fight against the injustice. It’s the first movie project announced under Ryan Murphy’s Netflix deal.

Washington previously
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Alfonso Cuarón Was a Pioneer With Netflix, but Signed an Exclusive TV Deal With Apple

Alfonso Cuarón Was a Pioneer With Netflix, but Signed an Exclusive TV Deal With Apple
Alfonso Cuarón, the director who seemed inextricably linked to Netflix with the release of last year’s Oscar-winning “Roma,” has signed a exclusive deal with a streamer: He’s made a multi-year deal for TV projects with Apple TV+ through his London-based production company, Esperanto Filmoj.

Spokespersons for Apple and Netflix did not return requests for comment, but there are two likely scenarios to explain Cuarón’s move. One is that for a select group of creators, Apple has all the money in the world. Netflix has a similar strategy — but a stock price that’s been hammered in the last three months may have helped take the edge off its appetite.

Second, Cuarón is an obsessive when it comes to crafting the look of his movies, and Apple is desperate to spend money on quality in a way that probably emboldens Cuaron’s boundless imagination.

For Apple, Cuarón comes
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Interview: Dana Gould Discusses Live Stage Reading of Plan 9 From Outer Space, Stan Against Evil, and Adapting Rod Serling’s Planet Of The Apes Screenplay

  • DailyDead
A stand-up comedian who wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, Dana Gould embraces horror as well as humor through his longtime love of creature features, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and things that go bump in the night. It's fitting, then, that Gould, along with a cast of fellow comedians, is bringing both laughs and scares to the stage in New York this weekend for a live reading of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space at the first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival.

Ahead of the live reading on Friday, October 11th at 9:00pm at the Tarrytown Music Hall, Daily Dead had the pleasure of talking with Gould about bringing Plan 9 From Outer Space to life on stage with his friends, and he also discussed the plans he had for the fourth season of Stan Against Evil, getting to play a role on the new Creepshow series,
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Marvel’s Victoria Alonso to Be Honored With Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award

  • The Wrap
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) will honor Marvel StudiosVictoria Alonso with its annual Filmmaker Award, the Mpse announced on Thursday. As executive vice president of production at Marvel Studios, Alonso has executive produced films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that have garnered critical acclaim and amassed more than $20 billion worldwide including “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain America,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor,” “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” as well as the upcoming “Black Widow.”

Alonso will receive the award at the 67th Mpse Golden Reel Awards ceremony on Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Alonso is among the most prominent Latino women in the entertainment industry and has been a leading voice for inclusiveness in Hollywood. “The Mpse is proud to recognize Victoria Alonso not only for her role in producing some of the most successful films of all time but also as a champion for women, minorities, the Lgbtq community and others,
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Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute

  • Deadline
Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute
Exclusive: Pen America is set to honor Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the writing duo behind the forthcoming award season film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the creative team behind the Netflix series Unbelievable at its 2019 LitFest Gala, which will take place on November 1 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster will receive the Award for Screenplay Excellence for the Mr. Rogers biopic while the Award for Television Excellence will go to the Unbelievable team which includes Showrunner/Writer/Director/Executive Producer Susannah Grant, Writer/Executive Producer Michael Chabon, Writer/Executive Producer Ayelet Waldman, and Executive Producer Sarah Timberman (on behalf of Timberman and her producing partner Carl Beverly).

In addition, actor and Reading Rainbow icon LeVar Burton will deliver a tribute to the legendary Toni Morrison a long-time Pen America winner and Nobel Prize winner. She will be recognized for her unparalleled contributions to literature,
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