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‘How To Be A Latin Lover’s Ken Marino To Next Helm ‘Dog Days’ For LD Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Marino, whose directorial debut was on the Eugenio Derbez hit How To Be A Latin Lover, will next direct the comedy Dog Days for LD Entertainment, the company that brought Megan Leavey and the three-time Oscar nominated Jackie to the big screen. Dog Days, which is readying to go before the cameras in Los Angeles in October, follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles brought together by their lovable canine counterparts. The script was written by… Read


Netflix Lands Paul Greengrass Pic About Norwegian Terrorist Who Killed 77

Paul Greengrass

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Greengrass will next direct a movie he has written about the Norwegian terrorist who in 2011 murdered 77 people in the country’s deadliest attack since WWII. Netflix has won the right to make the film in heavy competition. Scott Rudin will produce with Greg Goodman and Eli Bush. The horrific violence was inflicted by Anders Behring Breivik, a self-described right-wing Christian extremist with a hatred for Muslims. He started the carnage by detonating a… Read


‘Big Little Lies’ Director Jean-Marc Vallée Discusses First Television Endeavor: “There’s No Transition”

Making his way along the press circuit for HBO limited series Big Little Lies—which earned eight Emmy nominations last month—director Jean-Marc Vallée has repeatedly been asked one question: “What was your transition to television?” An Oscar nominee known for Dallas Buyers ClubWild and Demolition, the auteur has a simple answer: There isn’t one. Making another major splash with his first television series, Vallée treats all of his projects as films—whether they arrive… Read


Patty Jenkins In Final Negotiations On Historic Deal To Helm ‘Wonder Woman 2’

EXCLUSIVE: It’s been over two months since Wonder Woman opened to a staggering $103.2M and went on to gross close to $800M worldwide for Warner Bros. (with Japan yet to bow). The movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, not only re-invigorated DC movies and the studio itself, but became a symbol of strength for women across the country. Now Jenkins is returning to the director’s chair to helm the second film in the franchise that she was so instrumental in starting. Last month… Read


‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ Director Simon West To Helm ‘Tsunami LA’

EXCLUSIVE: Simon West has signed on to direct Tsunami LA, an action indie film written by Scott Windhauser. It takes place in Los Angeles where the largest tsunami ever recorded hits the city and causes mass destruction. "In this movie I will show the audience a totally transformed vision of Los Angeles," said West. “I’m going to transform the iconic city into a bizarre submerged version of itself. Imagine a deadly, watery and deserted version of Disneyland.” Richard… Read


Nicole Kidman On ‘Big Little Lies’, Kubrick And Taking Chances: “I Don’t Approach Things From That Safe Place”

Remember the glow of those early summer days when restlessness called to you beyond the school gates? Recall those days, full of experiences that defined your youth, bathed in the magic hour sunset of memory. Perhaps, like Nicole Kidman, you ducked into a theater and saw a film you shouldn't have seen. One that taught you something about the world around you, spoke to the teenage rebel in your heart and introduced you to the possibility of this strange, dark room, with… Read


‘LA 92’ Directors Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin On Recreating Emotional Experience Of The LA Riots

On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles resident Rodney King was brutally beaten by four LAPD officers, an incident that was caught on tape and spread like wildfire. Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, three of the four officers were acquitted of all charges, setting off days of outright anarchy in the City of Angels. Outraged by injustice and continued episodes of racially motivated police brutality, people took to the streets of South Central to… Read


‘The Keepers’ Director Ryan White On A Baltimore Community’s Fight Against Institutional Injustice

When The Keepers debuted on Netflix in May, it was instantly linked to another of the streaming services’ true-crime documentary series: Making a Murderer. Another haunting story of institutional injustice, director Ryan White’s seven-part series came to him through family connections, investigating the 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik—a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School who stood up against alleged sexual abuse by priests in her local community… Read


Stephen Dorff, Melissa George Headline David Gleeson’s New Film ‘Don’t Let Go’

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Dorff and Melissa George have stepped into the leading roles for Tolkien writer David Gleeson’s mystery thriller Don’t Let Go. The project marks Gleeson’s return to directing following Disney’s Cowboys & Angels and The Front Line. Written by Oscar-nominated writer Ronan Blaney (the short Boogaloo and Graham) and Gleeson, Don’t Let Go follows a loving couple, Ben and Hazel Slater, as they struggle to cope with the loss of their child from a devastating… Read


How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Became The Year’s Most Politically-Charged Show

There is plenty of catching up when Elisabeth Moss and director Reed Morano reunite for Deadline's photoshoot for The Handmaid's Tale at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. After all, even before the show they made together aired, they were having respective moments on their continued ascendance to the upper echelons of film and television. Morano has recently wrapped production on I Think We're Alone Now, a feature starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, while… Read


Phillip Noyce To Helm War Thriller ‘The Devil’s Brigade’

Phillip Noyce, who has directed such films as The Bone Collector and Salt, is on board to helm World War II action thriller The Devil's Brigade, which will begin principal photography at the end of this year in France. The film tells the true story of how Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, is requested by the U.S. military to help turn the tide of events against the Germans in Italy. In organizing a team of Sicilian Cosa Nostra to work with the… Read


Chad Hartigan To Helm ‘Departure’ From Billy Ray Script For Good Universe

BREAKING Good Universe has tapped filmmaker Chad Hartigan to direct the romantic sci-fi film Departure, based on an original script by Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games scribe Billy Ray. Inspired by Martin Caidin’s book Ghosts of the Air, which documents real accounts from pilots who have experienced flight anomalies, the pic follows a brilliant man in 1973 Miami investigating how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten… Read