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Chad Stahelski Set To Direct ‘Analog’ For Lionsgate

John Wick franchise filmmaker Chad Stahelski will return to work for Lionsgate, directing Analogbased on the sci-fi Image Comic. Ryan J. Condal, the co-creator of USA’s Colony is adapting from comic written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by David O'Sullivan. Stahelski is producing with David Leitch under their 87eleven label. Pic takes place six years in the future where the internet is used only for porn after the world is ‘mass-doxxed’; a situation that has removed… Read

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Antoine Fuqua To Direct Nicholas Pileggi-Scripted ‘The Street’ for Tooley Entertainment, eOne, Pressman Films

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EXCLUSIVEAntoine Fuqua has made a deal to direct The Street, which Goodfellas scribe Nicholas Pileggi is writing for Tooley Entertainment, eOne and Pressman Films. Pic is a thriller set against the backdrops of New York and Shanghai. Tooley Entertainment CEO Tucker Tooley is producing with Edward R. Pressman and Fuqua through his Fuqua Films banner. Tooley Entertainment and eOne will co-develop, co-produce and co-finance the film. Fuqua Films will co-develop and… Read

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Michelle Williams To Star In Underground Abortion Network Drama ‘This Is Jane’ For Amazon Studios

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EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Williams has been set by Amazon Studios to star in and produce This Is Jane, the true story of a Chicago woman who founded and ran the underground abortion service Jane. Kimberly Peirce is directing, and John Lesher, Williams and Peter Heller are producing. The drama is based on Laura Kaplan's nonfiction book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Jane was run by a group of women who taught themselves how to perform… Read

TV

‘Disenchantment’ Teases First Look At Fantastical Characters In Matt Groening’s Very Adult Netflix Animated Series

After gestating for almost two years, Matt Groening’s upcoming Netflix animated series Disenchantment is set to premiere this year but we have yet to catch a glimpse of the characters. Well, the wait is over because the show’s official Twitter account launched today with the first look at the characters…kind of. The tweet (see below) included portions of full-sized images of the character, teasing us with the caption, “A princess, an elf, and a demon walk into a bar…The… Read

Business

CBS Prepares To Challenge Last-Minute Bylaw Change Ahead Of Vote To Reduce Shari Redstone’s Control

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CBS is preparing to challenge a change in the company’s bylaws that would nullify last week’s board vote to diminish the power of its controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone’s National Amusements. A filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission signals the company’s plan to challenge the validity of the bylaw change. It’ll argue that SEC regulations mandate giving stockholders 20 days notice before such a corporate action could be taken. National Amusements… Read

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GLAAD Panel Discusses LGBTQ Representation In Film Vs. TV; Endeavor Commits To More Inclusive Characters

In a standing-room-only presentation for GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis was joined by director-writer Kay Cannon (Blockers, Pitch Perfect), actor Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians, Superstore), producer Nina Jacobson (Crazy Rich Asians, Hunger Games), and writer Ben Corey Jones (Insecure, Underground) to discuss the drop in LGBTQ representation in film in the past year and how TV is outpacing the big screen when it… Read

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Clint Walker Dies: TV’s ‘Cheyenne’ Star & One Of The Dirty Dozen Was 90

Clint Walker, the hulking star of TV’s Cheyenne who also appeared in such classic films as The Ten Commandment and The Dirty Dozen, died Monday. He was 90. Walker’s daughter Valerie told TMZ that the family believes he died from a heart problem. Walker was best known for playing Cheyenne Bodie, the strapping, brooding, mean title drifter in the 1955-63 ABC Western Cheyenne. Roaming from town to town and job to job in the post-Civil War West. The series did a slow build… Read

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MoviePass Parent Company Stock Drops 12% To All-Time Low Of 54 Cents

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Skies over MoviePass grew darker today as parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics saw its stock price drop another 12% to close at an all-time low of 54 cents. The share price has plunged more than 75% this month alone after execs warned in an SEC filing that they were running low on cash reserves. Exhibitors, most Wall Street investors and even many customers continue to express skepticism about the long-term viability of MoviePass. Its top execs counter that they… Read

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Damon Lindelof’s Open Letter To ‘Watchmen’ Fans Says HBO Adaptation Will Be An Original Story

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Damon Lindelof knows that a lot is riding on his upcoming HBO adaptation of the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons iconic limited comic series WatchmenActually, in a five-page open letter he posted on Instagram to the diehard fans of the comic, he admits that they do not want to adapt the series — but they will “remix” it. "We have no desire to 'adapt' the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago," Lindelof said. "Those issues are sacred ground and they… Read

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The Orchard Picks Up SXSW Millennial Drama ‘The New Romantic’

EXCLUSIVE: The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to Carly Stone's The New Romantic which won the first time writer-director Best First Feature jury award at this year’s SXSW and will open this fall launching in New York and Los Angeles. Pic follows aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior Blake Conway (Jessica Barden) who is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects… Read

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Rebel Wilson Joins Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ As Frightful Fraulein

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EXCLUSIVE: Talk about a risky project. After overachieving on the creatively satisfying blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi has set Rebel Wilson to the cast of his new film, Jojo Rabbit, the Fox Searchlight WWII satire he wrote about a 10-year old boy who struggles to find his place in an increasingly Fascist regime and turns to an imaginary friend when faced with the discovery that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Wilson joins Scarlett Johansson… Read

Box Office

‘Solo’ Could Break $139M Stateside Memorial Day Opening Record; Global Conquest Eyes $305M+

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After the hoopla over a change-up in directors, Disney/Lucasfilm’s spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally opening, and its box office potential should not be dismissed. Right now, domestic projections over the four-day Memorial Day holiday are ranging from $135 million-$170 million, with overseas projected at $150M-$170M. On the low end, that’s a $285M worldwide start, though that figure could range as high as $340M. These are industry projections, not from Disney… Read