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John Leonetti To Direct Broad Green Horror Thriller ‘Wish Upon’

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Annabelle director John Leonetti has been tapped to helm Wish Upon, a Broad Green horror thriller pic from the Black List script by Barbara Marshall. No cast has been set, but a fall production start is in the works. The plot: When 16-year-old misfit Claire finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she's always wanted, she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment. Busted Shark Productions’ Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) is… Read

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DNC Ratings Top RNC Again On Day 2 With Bill Clinton Speech; ABC & CBS Down From 2012

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The second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention was much different than four years ago – at least if you're NBC. Back on September 5, 2012, the Comcast-owned network decided not to broadcast Bill Clinton and other speakers in the 10 PM primetime slot and go with the opening game of the NFL season. With the DNC nearly six weeks earlier this year and running for four days not three, NBC was all over Clinton’s speech last night. This time he got the delegates fired… Read

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Karen Gillan Lands Female Lead In Indie ‘All Creatures Here Below’

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EXCLUSIVE: Karen Gillan has been set as the female lead in All Creatures Here Below, the indie drama written by and starring David Dastmalchian. Collin Schiffli, who teamed with Dastmalchian on the 2014 SXSW pic Animals, is directing. Dastmalchian and Gillan will play a desperate young couple on the run who seek refuge in Kansas City. Amy Greene, Ignacio Arenas and Chris Stinson are producing. Gillan is reprising her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which just… Read

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‘Split’ Trailer: James McAvoy Feeds The Beast And Many Others

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After making bank with M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse’s collaboration The Visit last fall, Universal Pictures is ramping up for the latest team-up of the pair. Here’s the first trailer for Split, the supernatural suspense thriller that shows off James McAvoy as Kevin, a man who has revealed 23 individual personalities to his shrink (Betty Buckley) that also happen to manifest via body chemistry. But Personality No. 24 is the nasty one, compelling Kevin to… Read

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‘Peep Show’: U.S. Adaptation Of Cult UK Comedy Series In Works At Starz

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Starz has put in development Peep Show, a half-hour series based on the award-winning British comedy, which ended its 12-year run on Channel 4 last year. Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the U.S. adaptation, which will be written by Son of Zorn co-creator Eli Jorne, who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Jimmy Fox (The Arrangement) and Layla Smith (Witless) of All3Media’s Objective Media Group, the company behind… Read

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Brexit “Great Boxoffice” For Queen Elizabeth And Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ – TCA

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip are “very very aware” of Netflix’s 10-episode series The Crown, debuting November 4, the project’s writer Peter Morgan said this morning, kicking off TCA. “Through untraceable back channels, countless approaches have been made in a way that protects both sides,” he said of efforts to liaison between the subjects and the series. “I want my independence. I don’t want in any way to be affiliated with the palace,” he said, adding that he… Read

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‘StartUp’ Trailer: Extended Look At Crackle’s New Drama Series

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Crackle has released an extended trailer for its new scripted drama series StartUp starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi. Also unveiled today – new key art (see below) with the tagline “Building a company from the underground up.” The 10-episode hourlong series, set among the unconstrained yet opportunist streets of Miami, focuses on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. But this is not your average startup incubator story. S… Read

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Pierce Brosnan’s ‘I.T.’ Acquired By RLJ Entertainment For September Bow

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RLJ Entertainment has acquired North American rights to I.T., the Pierce Brosnan thriller from Voltage Pictures directed by Good Day To Die Hard helmer John Moore and penned by Dan Kay and William Wisher Jr (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott and James Frecheville co-star, and a September 2016 theatrical and on-demand release is planned. The pic tells the story of Mike Regan (Brosnan), a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a… Read

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‘American Sniper’ Scribe Jason Hall Signs With UTA

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EXCLUSIVE: Jason Hall has signed with UTA. Hall is the actor-turned screenwriter whose breakthrough came with American Sniper, for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He has since drawn such plum writing jobs as drafting a film about Rasputin as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio for Warner Bros and Appian Way. He also made his directorial debut on Thank You For Your Service, an adaptation of the David Finkel book for Amblin Entertainment that touches on… Read

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‘Homeland’: Elizabeth Marvel Cast As U.S. President-Elect In Season 6

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Elizabeth Marvel (House Of Cards) has been cast in the high profile role of President-Elect Elizabeth Keane on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s flagship drama series Homeland, which will debut in January 2017. Mirroring reality — something Homeland has frequently done — Season 6 will chronicle the events following the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration.(Homeland is likely to debut just before… Read

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Donald Trump Impersonates ‘SNL’s Jon Lovitz In Presser Blasting Clintons & DNC

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"Two Hundred and thirty-five days since Crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference and you as reporters, who give her all these glowing reports, should ask yourself why," said Donald Trump today in a press conference in Doral, Florida the morning after the star studded Day 2 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention "I'll tell you why, because, despite the nice platitudes, she's been a mess," the GOP Presidential nominee added on the nearly 1-hour presser carried… Read

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‘Nerve’ Box Office Starts With $1M In Tuesday Previews

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Lionsgate’s thriller Nerve previewed in theaters last night to $1.06 million in about 1,700 theaters as it prepares to push into 800 more theaters today. The launch of the film on a Tuesday, and then having a Wednesday jump, gives the film a nice lead-in as it heads into its three-day weekend. In essence, Wednesday and Thursdays become like sneak previews. The audience for the PG-13 film, which stars Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, is skewing heavily young female — the… Read