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‘Black Widow,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Among Most Tracked Female Directed Projects, IMDb Says (Exclusive)

‘Black Widow,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Among Most Tracked Female Directed Projects, IMDb Says (Exclusive)
Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” Cate Shortland’s “Black Widow,” Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman 2,” and Elizabeth Banks’s “Charlie’s Angels” are among the ten most tracked projects on IMDbPro.

Ava DuVernay (“Selma”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”), and Susanne Bier (“After the Wedding”) rank among the most widely followed female directors on the service.

The lists were revealed as part of the unveiling of a new feature on IMDbPro, an exhaustive database of film and television professionals and the projects they create. IMDbPro, will expand its popular IMDbPro Track feature to allow members to receive customizable notifications when the IMDb pages of people and titles they follow are updated. That includes everything from new cast or crew attachments project to changes in a project’s production status. IMDbPro Track launched in July 2018.

Top 10 Most-Tracked Pre-Release Films with Women Attached to Direct*

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Getting Remade at TriStar (Exclusive)

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Getting Remade at TriStar (Exclusive)
Guys and Dolls,” the venerable Broadway musical, is set to return to the big screen.

TriStar Pictures has purchased remake rights to the original Damon Runyon short stories about gamblers and gangsters that inspired the shows, as well as the rights to the Broadway musical with its book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and its music by Frank Loesser. The studio has also acquired remake rights to the previous 1955 film adaptation from the Samuel Goldwyn company. That version of “Guys and Dolls” starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, and was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the screenplay.

Movie musicals have been robust box office performers in recent years. Hit adaptations of stage shows include “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” and “Les Miserables,” and original musicals such as “The Greatest Showman” and “La La Land” have also been successes. In the case of “Guys and Dolls,
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‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel: Shazad Latif Reveals He’s Not Your Average Gelfling

‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel: Shazad Latif Reveals He’s Not Your Average Gelfling
In upcoming “The Dark Crystal” prequel series “Age of Resistance,” it’s time for the Gelfling to fight back, and Shazad Latif will be part of the cause. At a red carpet event in Hollywood on Sunday, the actor revealed details about the Gelfling character he voices in the new Netflix series. “My character plays the flute and he’s really sweet and in touch with nature,” he said. “It’s a very ethereal character so I just sort of channeled that, walked in the woods a lot.”

In the original Jim Henson movie from the ‘80s, two gelflings from the world of Thra set out to fulfill a prophecy to get rid of the evil overlords, the Skeksis. Here’s Netflix’s description of the prequel:

“‘The Age of Resistance’ tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.
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Now Scream This: Prepare For Spring With These Streaming Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: As April showers wash away winter blues, it’s time for another seasonal to do: spring cleaning! Just as one might tidy up messy garages […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Featurette Sees the Og Avengers Coming to Terms with a Post-Snap World

Remember that long stretch of time where we didn't even know the Avengers 4 title and there was nothing but radio silence from the Russo Brothers and Team Marvel? That time is dusted, my friends, and we are in the official lead-up blitz to Avengers: Endgame. Earlier today, the studio released a giant batch of character posters, using black-and-white and color to reveal a few heroes who got dusted and a couple that survived (Happy Hogan still out here thirsting for vengeance). And if you're still coming to terms with all that, so …
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Daily Podcast: Zack Snyder’s Insane Vision For the Dceu, And Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Spoiler Discussion Part 2

Daily Podcast: Zack Snyder’s Insane Vision For the Dceu, And Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Spoiler Discussion Part 2
On the March 26, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss some brief film news involving Zack Snyder. We will also talk Us spoilers and answer some of your reader emails. You can […]

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‘Iron Man Vr’ Trailer: Step into the Armor of Tony Stark on PlayStation 4

At Sony’s first State of Play livestream event, a new Iron Man Vr video game for PlayStation 4 was revealed, complete with a trailer that puts players inside Tony Stark’s armor so they can soar through the sky and blast enemies. Watch the Iron Man Vr trailer below. Iron Man Vr Trailer The trailer begins […]

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‘The Professor & The Madman’ Trailer: Bearded Mel Gibson & Sean Penn Write The Dictionary

To trace the crazy history of behind-the-scenes turmoil with Mel Gibson’s upcoming film “The Professor & the Madman” would be an epic task not unlike the writing of the English dictionary. Suffice it to say, it’s a miracle in and of itself that ‘The Professor’ is even getting a release, but here we are, just over a month away.

Read More: Mel Gibson Loses Court Battle Over The Rights To ‘The Professor And The Madman

The trailer for the film starts as you might imagine any film about the development of the English dictionary would begin, with a murder and a criminal trial.

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Brie Larson Out & Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, And David Thewlis In As Charlie Kaufman Casts Upcoming Film

It’s been almost four years since Charlie Kaufman last released a film that he directed (2015’s “Anomalisa”). And in that time, the only real output we’ve had from the filmmaker is a writing credit on the troubled production of Ya adaptation “Chaos Walking.” So yeah, film fans are aching to see what Kaufman has up his sleeve for his next feature, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” While the film still is a ways off, the full picture is starting to become a bit clearer.

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None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots

None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots
The long road to release for Josh Boone’s “The New Mutants” is getting even longer, at least according to cast member Maisie Williams. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, the “Game of Thrones” actress says the much-discussed reshoots that were reportedly intended to “make it scarier” have yet to happen and she’s been left totally clueless as to what’s going on with the project.

Prior to the Disney-Fox merger, Fox had “New Mutants” set for an August 2 release date. Given Williams’ complete lack of certainty about the project’s current status, it appears unlikely the film will see a release this summer. “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out,” Williams said bluntly when asked about the “X-Men” spinoff.

“New Mutants” stars Williams as the mutant Wolfsbane opposite an ensemble cast that includes “Stranger Things” supporting actor Charlie Heaton and “The Witch” and “Split” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy.
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‘Happy!’ Showrunner Brian Taylor Says Season 2 is Ten Times Crazier Than the First Season [Interview]

‘Happy!’ Showrunner Brian Taylor Says Season 2 is Ten Times Crazier Than the First Season [Interview]
When your film credits include the Crank movies, Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Mom and Dad, it’s hard to imagine getting any crazier than director Brian Taylor already has. But the first season of Taylor’s Syfy series Happy! featured kidnapped children, a three-headed dog, a killer Santa Claus, and the alcoholic corrupt cop as […]

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AFI, Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Launch Second Young Women in Film Intensive

The AFI Conservatory and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation have partnered to launch the second annual Young Women in Film Intensive.

The AFI Campus in Los Angeles will host 45 high school girls for an eight-week filmmaking workshop, where students will receive mentorship from current fellows and working professional alumni of the AFI Conservatory. Participating girls come from Icef (Inner City Education Foundation) View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School, Immaculate Heart and Synergy Quantum Academy High School. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs helped made this program possible with a grant.

“AFI has long been an epicenter for educating and inspiring creators, and we are proud to have them join us, for the second year, in our effort to put a spotlight on female storytellers in film,”said Jana Babatunde-Bey, president and CEO of the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation. “Inclusion can only be made possible
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Zack Snyder Confirms A Cut Of His ‘Justice League’ Is “Done” But That Still Doesn’t Mean The Snyder Cut Is Coming

Hold onto your butts, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful! The man himself, Zack Snyder, has confirmed that a “cut” of his “Justice League” exists. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’re ever going to see it.

As has been reported at length, Snyder was on hand for a panel at the weekend’s Director’s Cut event. And after he explained why Batman kills people and what would have happened in his “Justice League,” the filmmaker was there to do a meet and greet with fans.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Will Feature Werner Herzog as a Villain

‘The Mandalorian’ Will Feature Werner Herzog as a Villain
I don’t think anyone expected iconoclastic German director Werner Herzog to be playing a swashbuckling hero in the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, but in a new interview, Herzog himself has shed the tiniest bit of light on his role in the new Disney+ series. And yes, he’ll be playing a villain. […]

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‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Is a Dream Companion for Hire — Watch

‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Is a Dream Companion for Hire — Watch
Noah Centineo continues to be Netflix’s rom-com It Guy with his upcoming movie “The Perfect Date,” coming this April. Last year, when the actor spoke to IndieWire about “To All the Boys I Loved Before” and “Sienna Burgess Is a Loser,” he also revealed details about the new comedy.

“I just finished a film called [‘The Perfect Date’] with Awesomeness production, the same company that did ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ that’s really endearing,” he said. “It’s about a young man who’s very enterprising and comes from a low income household, and decides to create an app that allows anyone to hire him for a stand-in date. He does this in the hopes of making enough money to get into his dream college, and then hopefully learn who he is in the process.”

In the trailer and first-look photos below, Centineo can be
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Noah Centineo Is ‘The Perfect Date’ in Trailer for New Netflix Teen Romcom

Netflix has released the first trailer, images, and poster for the upcoming teen romantic comedy film The Perfect Date. Directed by Chris Nelson (Date and Switch) from a screenplay by Steve Bloom (The Winning Season) and Randall Green (Billions), the film stars To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before breakout Young Mark Ruffalo Noah Centineo as a high school student who dreams of something more. Brooks Rattigan has great grades, but lacks the funds necessary to attend his dream Ivy League college. After agreeing to pose as the boyfriend of a self-assured girl named Celia (Laura Marano) in …
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Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)

Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)
Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Netflix’s film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” sources tell Variety.

Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the movie, which stars Jesse Plemons. Based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

Kaufman is also producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Bob Salerno, and Stefanie Azpiazu. Reid will serve as co-producer.

The new project reunites Kaufman with his frequent collaborator Bregman, who previously produced “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Synecdoche, New York,” and “Human Nature.”

Collette most recently starred in A24’s
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Film Festivals Are Failing Disabled Attendees – Here’s How They Can Fix It

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: film festivals treat disabled attendees as an afterthought – and that needs to change.) When it comes to the state of disability access, one thing is for certain: we are an afterthought. It’s remarkable to […]

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‘New Mutants’ Star Is Just As Confused As You Are About ‘X-Men’ Spin-Off: “Who Knows When The F–k It’s Gonna Come Out?”

It happened. Disney now owns and controls the vast library of 20th Century Fox. And as has been beaten into our heads from the millions of articles over the last year, this deal means that the Mouse House controls the ‘X-Men’ films, and thus, can decide the fate of the upcoming films “Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants.” While it appears that “Dark Phoenix” is going full steam ahead with its June release, the big question is what is going on with ‘New Mutants.’ And if anyone out there knows, star Maisie Williams would love to find out.

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The Orchard Head Content Executive Paul Davidson Steps Down

At the finish line of its sale to 1091 Media, distributor the Orchard’s film and TV head Paul Davidson is parting ways with the company.

In an amicable split, the creative executive addressed staff in person and in a company-wide memo on Tuesday in New York City to inform them of his decision.

“While I am very appreciative that 1091 asked me to continue to run the company in its new iteration, for me the time is right to look toward my own next chapter and build something new,” Davidson wrote in his note.

In his roughly five years, Davidson has overseen the acquisition and release of many of the indie distributor’s titles, including the Oscar nominee for documentary feature “Cartel Land,” the Sundance hit “The Overnight,” acclaimed fashion doc “Dior & I,” and the cult film “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Before the Orchard, Davidson led Microsoft’s Xbox Video service.
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