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‘The Commuter’: Lionsgate Moves Liam Neeson Thriller Back Three Months To January

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The Commuter is going in reverse, release date-wise. Lionsgate said today that its thriller starring Liam Neeson has moved from an October bow to January 12. Vera Farmiga co-stars as a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson's character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The film has Hitchcock-ian elements like North by Northwest and Strangers on a Train. Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern and Jon… Read

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Sienna Miller, Giancarlo Giannini Join ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’

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EXCLUSIVE:  Sienna Miller and Giancarlo Giannini have joined The Catcher Was A Spy, the Ben Lewin-directed drama that stars Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels. Robert Rodat adapted the script from Nicholas Dawidoff’s bestselling book that tells the true story of Moe Berg, a major league ballplayer who was an important spy against the Nazis in WWII. While they call catcher’s equipment “the tools of ignorance,” Berg was the extreme exception, an Ivy… Read

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John Gay Dies: ‘Run Silent Run Deep’ Screenwriter Was 92

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John Gay, whose writing credits for film and TV include big-screen fare like Run Silent Run Deep and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and, on the small screen reach back to television’s Golden Age and continued through the 1980s and ’90s with such mini-series as Fatal Vision and Cruel Doubt, died February 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92. His death was announced by the Writers Guild of America, West. Gay co-wrote a 2008 autobiography Any Way I Can – 50 Years in Show Business… Read

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Jeffrey Nachmanoff To Helm Jackie Chan In Sony’s ‘Five Against A Bullet’

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has set Jeffrey Nachmanoff to direct Five Against A Bullet, the action thriller that is anchored by Jackie Chan. Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs) are writing the latest draft under Nachmanoff’s supervision. Nachmanoff most recently wrapped the Keanu Reeves-starrer Replicas. Here, five bodyguards from around the world, with a variety of complementary skills and abilities — led by the infamous Frank (Chan) — are hired by a Latin American… Read

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Matthew Broderick Cast In FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’

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Matthew Broderick has joined the cast of FX's Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of the Emmy-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Broderick will play Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina. Brown became famous overnight when President George W. Bush praised him with "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job," while much… Read

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Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key Set Public Theater ‘Hamlet’

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Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Llewyn Davis) will play the melancholy Dane beginning in June at the Public Theater, in a staging of the Shakespeare tragedy by Sam Gold. The director, who previously staged the Tony-winning Fun Home at the Public and on Broadway, is fairly busy: His revival of The Glass Menagerie, starring Sally Field, is about to open on Broadway, to be quickly followed by a new play, A Doll’s House, Part 2, on Broadway in April. Earlier… Read

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‘Mayans MC’: JD Pardo Cast As The Lead In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff Pilot

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EXCLUSIVE: JD Pardo (East Los High, Revolution) has been tapped to play the lead in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX. Pardo is taking the baton from Charlie Hunnam, whose Jax Teller led the mothership series. Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller's death at the end of SOA's seven-season run in 2014, Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ is the… Read

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‘Split’ Shows Personality With $200M+ At Worldwide Box Office

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Amid its continued craze at the domestic and international box office, M Night Shyamalan’s Split has crossed $200M global. The milestone for the James McAvoy-starrer came with Wednesday grosses. Domestically, the psychological thriller has taken $126.3M and overseas has banked $74.1M. The worldwide total stands at $200.4M. Split marks Universal's second collaboration with Shyamalan and Blumhouse Productions following 2015's breakout hit The Visit, reinvigorating the Sixth… Read

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Steve Bannon: Donald Trump’s War With Press Is “Going To Get Worse Every Day”

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The relationship between President Donald Trump and the media is “not only not going to get better, it’s going to get worse — every day,” White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon forecast today. “[The press] are corporatist globalist media that are adamantly opposed to a economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has,” the former Breitbart chief said, making a rare public speaking appearance at CPAC. “Here's where it's going to get worse,” Bannon said. “He's going to… Read

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As You Read Here, Matt Reeves Is New ‘Batman’ Director

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Warner Bros has made official that Matt Reeves will be the director who relaunches the next iteration of Batman. There were reports this might not happen, but this amounted to a hiccup in negotiations where the studio tried to pay him a salary lower than he could have gotten for doing another movie.  While Fox would have loved for this to unravel so that it could tie him down for a third Planet of the Apes installment (pre-buzz on his second film in the series is strong)… Read

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Lauren Graham To Topline ‘Linda From HR’ Pilot, Recur On ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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Coming off reprising her starring role in Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life on Netfllix, Lauren Graham has booked two high-profile TV gigs. She has been tapped as the lead of Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Linda From HR, lifting the contingency on the project. Additionally, she is set to recur on the upcoming new season of Larry David’s HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Written by Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld and directed by Marc Buckland, Linda From HR… Read

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Scarlett Johansson To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ For Fifth Time

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Scarlett Johansson will host Saturday Night Live March 11, scoring a fifth time in the spot. The episode’s musical guest will be Lorde, making her debut solo performance on the show. Johansson’s episode follows the previously announced March 4 episode with Octavia Spencer and musical guest Father John Misty. Johansson will be promoting her new movie Ghost in the Shell, hitting theaters March 31. Her previous SNL hosting gigs were January 14, 2006; April 21, 2007; November… Read