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Lakeith Stanfield, Olivia Cooke to Star in Fairy Tale Movie for Disney+

Lakeith Stanfield, Olivia Cooke to Star in Fairy Tale Movie for Disney+
Fresh off last year's acclaimed indie movie Sorry to Bother You and Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Ready Player One, Lakeith Stanfield and Olivia Cooke are in talks to star in an untitled fairy tale movie in the works at Disney+, Collider has confirmed. Susan Johnson (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) will direct from a script by Cat Vasko, while Andrew Lazar and Ben Simpson will produce for Mad Chance. The trades have kept plot details under wraps, but according to Scriptshadow, the story follows a prince who sets off on a journey with his princess-to-…
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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)

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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)
Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” has rounded out its cast, with veteran actors Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp among the stars signing on for the latest movie from the “Baby Driver” director.

Stamp can currently be seen in Netflix hit “Murder Mystery” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Rigg’s recent roles include Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The British star of stage and screen also picked up the Variety Icon Award in Cannes earlier this year.

The roster of other talent coming on board “Last Night in Soho,” which is being produced by Wright and Working Title Films, includes Rita Tushingham (“Doctor Zhivago”), Michael Ajao (“Attack the Block”) and Synnøve Karlsen (“Medici”).

The new names join the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith in the film. Production is underway on the London-set psychological thriller, which Wright is directing from a
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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position

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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position
Bob Berney, Amazon Studios’ head of marketing and distribution, is stepping down, Variety has confirmed.

Berney was hired by Amazon in 2015 and recently reached the end of his four-year contract. His last day will be Friday.

During his time at amazon, the film veteran oversaw a number of successful films including “Manchester by the Sea” – which became the first streamer film nominated for best picture – as well as other critically acclaimed films “The Big Sick,” “Cold War” and “The Salesman.”

Matt Newman, one of the studio’s feature film co-heads, will likely step in as the company looks to fill the position.

Berney first entered the film industry in 2005 with the launch of the indie production company Picturehouse, with HBO Films and New Line, where he oversaw a number of films including “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Soon after, the film veteran moved to Apparition before co-founding and serving as president of theatrical distribution for FilmDistrict.
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Joel Silver Out At Silver Pictures, CEO Hal Sadoff To Steer Ship

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Joel Silver Out At Silver Pictures, CEO Hal Sadoff To Steer Ship
Exclusive: A shakeup has occurred that leaves Joel Silver exiting Silver Pictures, the production company named for him and which he founded. Silver resigned from the company, sources said. There will likely be more to this, but tonight, when contacted by Hal Sadoff, the former ICM Partners agent who joined Silver several years ago as CEO, said: “Joel Silver recently indicated that he intends to leave Silver Pictures and go out on his own. We are working with him to define a productive way forward, given his ongoing contractual obligations to the company. Meanwhile, we are continuing to move ahead with our slate of exciting projects and have had very positive discussions with our studio partners around town.”

Silver has always been a provocative figure with hits that include the Lethal Weapon, The Matrix and Sherlock Holmes franchises as well as The Book of Eli, RockNRolla, Unknown, Non-Stop and The Nice Guys.
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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards
The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences hosted the 61st edition of their Ariel Awards on Monday evening, where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls” stood out among the winners.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cuarón’s “Roma” scooping best picture is that it’s only the second of his films to win an Ariel award, and the first to be nominated for best picture. In 1992 “Sólo con Tu Pareja” was nominated for best first work and screenplay, and won best original story. In 2001 he chose not to submit his Oscar-nominated classic “Y tu mamá también” in protest at the Academy’s voting practices.

By the end of the Monday evening however, “Roma” netted 10 prizes, including best director, supporting actress, photography, screenplay, editing, sound, art design, visual effects and special effects to go along with the best picture prize.

A festival darling over the past year,
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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release

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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release
Already pulled from its prestigious spot as the opener of the Shanghai International Film Festival, war epic “The Eight Hundred” has been dealt a further below with the cancellation of its scheduled release in China next week.

In a terse announcement on its official Weibo account, the film said late Tuesday that, “after consultation between the production team and other entities, ‘The Eight Hundred’ will cancel its original July 5 premiere and temporarily vacate the summer release date window. The new release date will be announced at a later time.”

The statement gave no indication as to what occasioned the cancellation. But China is undergoing a period of strong social and cultural tightening, and Chinese film censors have been especially active lately in ordering changes to films or yanking them from festivals and the domestic release schedule.

Besides “The Eight Hundred’s” announcement, an upcoming film whose original Chinese title translates
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Emma Stone denies injury caused by fall at Spice Girls concert

Star hurt shoulder in a slip at home, says source, not in Wembley gig mishap – and claims forthcoming Cruella movie shoot will not be delayed

La La Land star Emma Stone has denied that a shoulder injury that may disrupt the new 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella was the result of a fall at a Spice Girls concert.

The Sun reported that Stone broke her shoulder after falling to the ground as she was sitting on a friend’s shoulders at the concert on 13 June at Wembley; she had been photographed with group member Emma Bunton before the show. The report also stated it took Stone a few days to realise the extent of the injury.
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Golden Horse Organizers Set Clashing Date With China’s Golden Rooster Awards

The prestigious Golden Horse Awards announced Wednesday that it will hold its annual ceremony in Taiwan on the same day this year as China’s Communist-backed Golden Rooster Awards – which virtually assures that no major mainland Chinese talent will attend the event known as Asia’s Oscars.

Hong Kong director Johnnie To will act as chairman of the Golden Horse jury, the festival said. He has been nominated eight times for the best director award and won it on three occasions: in 2000 for “The Mission,” 2004 for “Breaking News” and 2012 for “Life Without Principle.”

He thanked director Ang Lee, head of last year’s executive committee, for the invitation, saying: “The Golden Horse Awards are the most prestigious awards in the Chinese-language cinema and a very important recognition that my films have received. Before I’m awarded another prize, I feel honored to have this chance to offer my services.
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Key Berlin Film Festival Venue Set to Close – or Is It?

The announcement that German exhibitor CineStar would close its multiplex at Berlin’s famed Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz has thrown the cinema’s participation as a key venue for the Berlin Film Festival into doubt. Whether it actually shutters, however, remains to be seen.

British-based Vue International is awaiting approval from German antitrust officials on its €221.8 million ($252.7 million) bid to take over CineStar, which operates 57 sites with 438 screens across the country. Vue already owns rival exhibitor Cinemaxx, which has 30 sites – including its own multiplex in Potsdamer Platz – and 257 screens. A merger would create Germany’s biggest cinema operator by far.

CineStar reportedly told its employees at the Sony Center multiplex in April that it would close the site by year’s end, when its lease is set to expire. The company, which declined to comment for this story, has issued no reason publicly for the closure.

But it informed
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TIFF’s Crosscut Asia to focus on Southeast Asian genre films

TIFF’s Crosscut Asia to focus on Southeast Asian genre films
Confirmed titles include Lav Diaz’s The Halt, Prachya Pinkaew’s Sisters and Folklore episode Tatami.

The Crosscut Asia section of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) will focus on genre films from Southeast Asia, including new titles from the Philippines’ Lav Diaz and Thailand’s Prachya Pinkaew.

Entitled ’Crosscut Asia #06: Fantastic Southeast Asia’, the line-up will range from thrillers to supernatural tales and romantic horrors and aims to reflect the special characteristics of the region.

Titles confirmed so far include Diaz’s first ever sci-fi film, The Halt (2019), which recently premiered in Cannes Directors Fortnight, and
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Judy Garland died from accidental drug overdose – archive, 26 January 1969

26 June 1969: The inquest into the star’s death blames “incautious self-overdosage” of sleeping tablets

Judy Garland died from an accidental “incautious self-overdosage” of the sleeping tablets she had taken since she was a child actress, a coroner said in London yesterday.

The Westminster coroner, Mr Gavin Thurston, recorded a verdict of accidental death on Miss Garland, aged 47, who was found slumped in the bathroom of her home in Cadogan Lane, Chelsea, on Sunday.
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‘Stuber’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Stuber.”

Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $4.91 million through Sunday for 1,325 national ad airings on 42 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from June 17-23. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including Adult Swim, TBS and TNT, and during programming such as the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the 2019 Bet Awards.

Just behind “Stuber” in second place: Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which saw 757 national ad airings across 44 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.69 million.

TV ad placements for Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” (Emv $4.55 million), Universal Pictures’ “Yesterday” ($3.9 million
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Superhero Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow Hasn’t Seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Yet, Life with Peggy Carter & More

Superhero Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow Hasn’t Seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Yet, Life with Peggy Carter & More
Would you want to see Keanu Reeves play Wolverine? How about Tom Welling playing Batman on Arrow? What might Steve Rogers‘ life have been like with Peggy Carter after being in the future? Who does the writer of Venom think should play Shang-Chi for Marvel Studios? Would you believe that Gwyneth Paltrow hasn’t seen Avengers: […]

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Bts’ ‘Bring the Soul: The Movie’ Gets Global Theatrical Release

Bts will be back on the big screen this summer. The Korean pop group announced today that their latest feature film, “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” will have a global release on August 7. It arrives just six and a half months after the septet’s last film release, “Love Yourself in Seoul.”

“Bring the Soul” is expected to be similar in theme to 2018’s “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” which was a mixture of Bts’ live performances, interviews and candid footage of the septet being tourists. This latest film focuses on the band’s final days of their “Love Yourself” tour in Europe. The filmmakers promise that the group — made up of members Rm, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — will share never-before-heard anecdotes.

Trafalgar Releasing is thrilled to collaborate with Big Hit Entertainment again for ‘Bring the Soul: The Movie,’” Trafalgar Releasing CEO Marc Allenby said in a statement.
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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Episode to Screen at Adult Swim Festival This Fall

Last month, we found out that the long-anticipated and eagerly awaited fourth season of Rick and Morty would finally arrive on Adult Swim this November. An exact premiere date has yet to be revealed, but news has surfaced that an episode of the show’s fourth season will be screened at Adult Swim Festival that same […]

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‘Yellowstone Live’: Meet the Beavers, The Breakout Animal Stars of the Park

‘Yellowstone Live’: Meet the Beavers, The Breakout Animal Stars of the Park
Over the decades that the national park has fascinated the public, there’s an obvious list of animals that get associated with Yellowstone. From nature programs like the ongoing, four-night “Yellowstone Live” event happening this week on NatGeo to the gift shops in and around the park, images of grizzly bears, elk, bison, and bald eagles seem to go hand in hand with the park itself. But over the past two years, “Yellowstone Live” has also found a surprising addition to those ranks: the beaver.

James Hogan, a wildlife cinematographer who is following a number of animals for live broadcasts throughout the park for “Yellowstone Live,” has been filming beavers for decades. With his lengthy experience tracking these animals, he’s had plenty of experience in seeing how the tiniest exposure to them can garner fast fans.

“I gotta say that I’ve been filming these beavers for like 20 years
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‘The Babadook’ Pop-Up Book is on Sale Again to Terrorize Anyone Who Dares to Read It

‘The Babadook’ Pop-Up Book is on Sale Again to Terrorize Anyone Who Dares to Read It
In Jennifer Kent‘s 2014 movie The Babadook, one of the best-reviewed horror films of recent years, there’s a pop-up book about the title character, a monster who terrorizes people once they become aware of his existence. In real life, copies of that book were sold in a limited first edition, but now those who missed their opportunity to […]

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Syfy’s ‘Deadly Class’ is Dead, Fails to Find Home at Another Network

Earlier this month, Syfy cancelled Deadly Class, its adaptation of the Image Comics title about a homeless teen who’s recruited to a private school where the world’s top crime families send their heirs to prepare to take over the family business. And though there was a tiny sliver of hope that the show could find another […]

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‘The Office’ Is Leaving Netflix, Will Stream Exclusively on NBCUniversal in 2021

After many a false scare, it appears The Office, that sitcom you're actually watching whenever you tell people you're catching up on, like, Chernobyl, is leaving Netflix. According to Deadline, NBC has secured the right to all nine seasons of the much-binged series, which will stream exclusively on the network's still unnamed streaming service starting in 2021. “The Office has become a staple of pop-culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal Direct-to-…
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Votd: Topher Grace’s ‘Toy Story 4 Ever’ Remembers the Entire Pixar Franchise in 3 Minutes

Votd: Topher Grace’s ‘Toy Story 4 Ever’ Remembers the Entire Pixar Franchise in 3 Minutes
Toy Story 4 is in theaters now, and the film somehow serves as a perfect ending to the Pixar Animation franchise. We don’t know if there are any plans to continue the story of these beloved toys (we hope there aren’t), so in the meantime, we’ll just act like this is the end of our […]

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