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David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Mad To Be Normal’ Headed To Samuel Goldwyn Films

Mad To Be Normal

Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and newly minted Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic written and directed by David Mullen had its world premiere in February at the Glasgow Film Festival, and a winter 2018 theatrical release is being eyed. The Scotland-born Laing rose to fame for his treatment of people diagnosed as “mad,” performing various daring experiments on… Read

‘Star Wars’ Will Receive Promotional Help From Tie-Ins With Six Major Brands

Six major brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio hope to feel The Force in December when Disney releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The companies plus fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker Royal Philips plan “an extensive global promotional campaign” to support the movie, Disney’s Lucasfilm says today. They will include “specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs” to “complement the overall marketing campaign.”… Read

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review: Suave British Spies Are Back & The Wacko Formula Still Works For Fans

In 2015 director Matthew Vaughn with the help of longtime screenwriting partner Jane Goldman turned the movie spy conceit on its head with the twisty and welcomely frenetic Kingsman: The Secret Service. It became an instant smash, grossing more than $400 million worldwide and creating a star in the making with Taron Egerton. He plays Eggsy, the London street tough who transformed into a super spy after being recruited into the British spy organization called Kingsman who… Read

‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Are Rivals-Turned-Partners

Morgan Freeman is Duke Diver, the resident manager of a resort community. He’s also “the resident champion of everything” at the place. And that includes makin’ time with the ladies. Then, suddenly, “there’s new food on the buffet” in the form of Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) — a charming military vet and “citizen of the world” who shakes things up at Villa Capri. But he’s not the only one rattling cages: Enter Suzie (Rene Russo). They compete at poker, golf, ping-pong and for… Read

Zak Olkewicz To Adapt ‘Time Salvager’ For Michael Bay At Paramount

EXCLUSIVE: Zak Olkewicz has been tapped to adapt the Wesley Chu sci fi novel Time Salvager for Paramount. Michael Bay is attached to direct, with his Transformers compatriots Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing. The story takes place in a resource-depleted future, and follows a veteran Chronman, sent back in time to salvage resources from disasters without altering the timeline. On what should be his final mission to the past, against his training and in… Read

‘All I See Is You’ Trailer: Blake Lively Regains Sight In Open Road’s Upcoming Thriller

Blake Lively is gaining a new perspective in the trailer for Open Road Film’s All I See Is You, where she stars as a blind woman who regains her vision as well as her independence. Marc Forster directed the thriller, which co-stars Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O’Reilly and Wes Chatham. Open Road will release the film October 27. Co-written by Forster and Sean Conway, the pic follows Gina (Lively) who, blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car… Read

‘It’ Becomes Biggest-Ever September Release With $218.8M As ‘Mother!’ Gets F Report Card & Dismal $7.5M – Monday Final

6TH UPDATE, Monday final: Stephen King’s It slashed the competition to bring in another $60 million in its sophomore weekend to become the biggest September release in domestic box office history. The two-week total for the New Line/Warner Bros horror film now stands at $218.8M. The three-day gross of Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was even scarier, though, and became the the butt of jokes after the Paramount film landed an F CinemaScore (“mother! F”). The film with at least… Read

Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood & French Montana To Topline Netflix Comedy ‘The After Party’

Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Kyle Harvey (also known by his stage name Kyle) are set to star in the Netflix film The After Party from Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Productions. Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America) wrote the screenplay and is directing the coming-of-age comedy, which also co-stars Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf). The pic… Read

George Gallo’s Bodybuilding Pic ‘Bigger’ Buffs Up With Pair

EXCLUSIVE: Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard and The Strain‘s Kevin Durand are boarding George Gallo’s bodybuilding-guru pic Bigger. The pic follows the rags-to-riches tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement, the Weider brothers. Barnard takes on the role of Ben Weider, brother to the iconic Joe Weider (Tyler Hoechlin), who was the brains of the fitness empire. Durand will portray the brother's foreboding nemesis, fitness magazine publisher Bill Hauk. Steve Lee Jones'… Read

‘Dragonflight’ Breathes New Life Into VR With Oscar-Winning VFX Team, Former TV Land President Larry Jones

Dragonflight

It’s a company of re-invention. Many of the former VFX artists from the bankrupted Rhythm & Hues and behind such Oscar-winning or nominated fare as The Matrix trilogy, Life of Pi, the first Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman and the former president of TV Land have joined hands in Blackthorn Media to create a new level of VR. The first big project is Dragonflight, which just launched worldwide this past week on three different VR platforms and… Read

Birth Of Fake News? Echo Lake Funds Pic On Orson Welles Alien Invasion Radiocast

Orson Welles War Of The Worlds

EXCLUSIVE: Echo Lake Entertainment and Sean Sorensen's Royal Viking Entertainment have teamed on Sorensen’s spec script We Interrupt This Program. While President Trump has turned “fake news” into a common term, the makers of this one believe they have a film focusing in the birth of pseudo news, and the panic it caused. The script explores the chaos of creative genius that resulted in the infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, narrated and directed by Orson Welles… Read

Sony Pictures Worldwide Lands Package Based On Dan Simmons ‘Summer Of Night’ Fright Novel

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has stepped up to buy a package based on the Dan Simmons horror novel Summer of Night. Mexican helmer Isaac Ezban is set to direct a script by Ben Poole, and Ehren Kruger & Daniel Bobker are producing. The deal comes after the success of coming-of-age horror hits It and Stranger Things. Even though the novel was published in 1991 (it spawned a book series), the framework is familiar. The book revolves around a series of… Read