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‘Saturday Night Live’ Primetime Election Special Set For November 7

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NBC will air The 2016 SNL Election Special on the eve of Election Day –  Monday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/PT. The network promises the one-hour special will retrace the highlights of the current presidential campaign through clips of recent SNL political sketches. That obviously will include repeats of Alec Baldwin’s critically acclaimed (except by Donald Trump) turn as Donald Trump on the show. But no word so whether that also means footage from the historic the first ever… Read


AT&T And Time Warner Chiefs Visit Warner Bros. In L.A. Swing

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Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara will have an opportunity to learn more about the potential impact Time Warner’s planned sale to AT&T could have on his world today when the CEOs of the two companies pay him a visit. AT&T’s Randall Stephenson and Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes were scheduled to visit with Tsujihara after their joint appearance at the WSJDLive Conference in Laguna Beach. The studio chief shouldn’t have to worry about his own job. Bewkes said Saturday that he exp… Read


Olga Kurylenko Set As Star In Cop Thriller ‘Jane Millen’, 13 Films To Handle Sales — AFM

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Olga Kurylenko has been tapped as the title character in the crime thriller Jane Millen, from writer/director Cynthia Mort. 13 Films is producing, financing and handling sales for the pic, which the company will present to buyers at AFM. Production is said to begin April 2017 on the film about a seasoned cop battling her own demons. It centers on Jane who, as her family life spins out of control, focuses on her job as a police detective in order to gain a sense of… Read


Voltage Pictures Handling Foreign On Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ – AFM

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Morgan Creek Productions said today that Voltage Pictures will handle foreign rights to the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, starting this week at AFM in Santa Monica. Domestic distribution talks are underway. The deal was negotiated by Brian Robinson and Jessica VanderYacht of Morgan Creek; Glen Mastroberte of Latham & Watkins; with Jonathan Deckter and Christian Eimer of Voltage Pictures. Currently in post-production, All Eyez on Me chronicles Shakur’s life and… Read

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Glenn Close Will Resurrect Norma Desmond In ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival On Broadway This Spring

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'Sunset Boulevard' musical, Press Night, London, Britain - 4 Apr 2016

UPDATE, noon with more information throughout. EARLIER: As if she never said good-bye, Glenn Close is ready for her close-up — again. After weeks of rumors, Close announced today that she’ll reprise the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway in the wake of knockout reviews for a London revival by the English National Opera. The 16-week engagement of the ENO production is slated to begin performances February 2 at the Palace Theatre, with opening night… Read


‘Moana’ Will Make Its World Premiere At AFI Fest

Tenacious teenager Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) recruits a demigod named Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to help her become a master wayfinder and sail out on a daring mission to save her people. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.  ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Prior to opening during Thanksgiving weekend on November 23, Disney’s animated title Moana will have its world premiere at AFI Fest. The pic starring Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson joins the fest’s list of special screenings that also includes the world premiere of EuropaCorp’s Miss Sloane and the previously announced Sony Pictures Classics title The Comedian from Taylor Hackford.  Also announced in the special screenings section is the Alexis Bloom-Fisher Stevens… Read

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Jamie Foxx’s ‘Sleepless’ Cruises To MLK Weekend; ‘Before I Fall’ Lands In March


Open Road has announced two release-date changes. Its Jamie Foxx Las Vegas cop movie Sleepless will debut January 13 during MLK weekend, and teen drama Before I Fall now will open on March 3. Open Road originally had Sleepless dated for February 24, but given the number of African-American moviegoers who head to the theater during the holiday weekend — previous year holiday highs have been the Ride Along pics and Selma — Sleepless looks to have a better launch on its new… Read


CBS Buys Liz Feldman Family Comedy


CBS has bought Family Business, a multi-camera comedy from One Big Happy creator Liz Feldman and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. CBS Television Studios, where Feldman is under an overall deal, is the studio. Written by Feldman, Family Business centers on a successful woman who gives up her corporate career and reluctantly returns to Brooklyn to help run the family business in a time of need. Feldman executive produces with Kapital’s Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi… Read


‘All I See Is You’: Open Road Sets 2017 Bow For Blake Lively-Jason Clarke Thriller


Open Road has picked up U.S. rights to director Marc Forster’s thriller All I See Is You and set an August 4 release date. The story follows a blind woman (Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives. Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly and Wes Chatham coo-star in the film from SC International Pictures… Read


‘Come And Find Me’ Trailer: Aaron Paul On A Wild Search For Love

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“Maybe it would be better for you if you stop looking for her. Maybe you don’t like what you find.” From the newly released trailer of the upcoming film Come And Find Me, starring Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul in a frantic search for his missing girlfriend played by Annabelle Wallis.  Zack Whedon directed the pic from his own scrip. Saban Films will distribute the film in theaters and on digital platforms November 11. Here is the synopsis: David (Paul) and Claire's… Read

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Focus World Serving Up Vegetarian Nightmare Pic ‘Raw’ This Spring


The buzz on this title is that it’s so shocking, you’ll think twice before you ever eat red meat again. Raw, French writer/director Julia Ducournau's psychological horror directorial debut which took the Fipresci prize at last May’s Cannes Film Festival during Directors’ Fortnight, will open Friday, March 10 via Focus World in select cities. Garance Marillier portrays Justine, a vegetarian who is studying to be a veterinarian. She gets pressured at school to try meat for… Read


Move Over 007: Paramount Plans Pic Series On Brit Spy Alex Hawke


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to the Ted Bell action espionage novel series based on British MI6 agent Sir Alexander Hawke. The studio has set Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer to adapt it, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing. The series began in 2003 with Hawke, and has spanned nine bestsellers. The most recent, Patriot, pitted Hawke against Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who has been a frequent nemesis in the series. The next book, Overkill, will be… Read