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Shawn Levy & Greg Berlanti Chosen To Team On Movie Version Of Broadway-Bound ‘Be More Chill’

EXCLUSIVE: A wild chase has ended with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions being chosen as the producers to shepherd a movie adaptation of Be More Chill, a Broadway-bound musical that has become a viral sensation with young audiences. Already the music from the show has generated an unprecedented amount of streams from songs in the sci-fi high school-set musical. I’m told that many producers chased this one over the past couple of days. Among the… Read

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‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner, Cast, Finn Jones & Others React To Netflix Cancellation: “Forward Always”

Refresh for updates…Hours after Netflix’s surprise axing of Marvel’s Luke Cage, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and others have taken to social media to praise the show, lament its leaving and even ponder how Harlem’s Hero could return. While star Mike Colter has yet to weigh in, Coker (Creed 2‘s scribe) was clear to give a shout out to everyone involved with the two-season Luke, especially his fellow writers. “A lot memories,” tweeted Cocker. “A lot of individual thank you… Read

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‘Halloween’ Scaring Up $14M+ Overseas, Slashing Way To $95M Global Weekend

EXCLUSIVE: Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse's David Gordon Green-directed reboot-sequel Halloween is scaring up an estimated $14.7M bow at the international box office this weekend. This is in line with Uni estimates heading into the launch where Jamie Lee Curtis' badass strode into 23 markets. Mexico, the UK and Russia are the only majors this frame (next weekend is a bigger push in key hubs). Coupled with domestic, the worldwide bow is expected to hit $95M — these figures… Read

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‘Halloween’ Poised To Topple ‘Venom’s $80M+ October Opening Record; Best Debut For Blumhouse & John Carpenter Canon

WRITETHRU SATURDAY 7:33AM after 12:15AM postThe 11th sequel in a horror franchise, executive produced by the series’ creator John Carpenter, starring the series’ original actress (Jamie Lee Curtis) in a female survivalist tale that speaks to today’s times seems to be a recipe for box office success. Weekend estimates for Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween are coming in at $33.2M for Friday (including a great $7.7M Thursday night) making it the second-best first day… Read

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Andy Serkis & ‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci Among Hundreds Of Thousands Of Anti-Brexit Protestors In London

Lord of the Rings' Andy Serkis and Veep creator Armando Iannucci and director Chris Addison are among the hundreds of thousands of protestors at an anti-Brexit march in London today. The pair have been joined by the likes of Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden and TV chef Delia Chef at the event in the British capital, with a series of speeches being compered by Richard Bacon, host of Nat Geo's Explorer, and Mariella Frostrup. The police have not released official figures… Read

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President Trump Plays To Arizona Rally Local Concerns On Immigration, Jobs

President Trump was on the move again tonight in his Make America Great Again tour, this time visiting Mesa, Arizona to bolster the campaign of Republican US Senate candidate Martha McSally. Voting for McSally "will be the second greatest vote you will ever cast. The first greatest vote was for me,” he told the overflow crowd, which joined him at a hangar at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Trump played to the local concerns of the Arizona crowd, attacking Democrats on their… Read

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Queen Biopic To Showcase Immersive ScreenX Format

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The new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be showcased in the ScreenX format, the second 20th Century Fox film to be released using the new technology following Kingsman: The Golden Circle. CJ 4DPLEX, 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises made the announcement today. ScreenX is a multi-projection system used within a theater setting. It was created in 2012 by CJ CGV, part of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group, as one of the “next cinema formats,” along with 4DX, the… Read

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Netflix Pulls The Plug On ‘Luke Cage’, No Season 3 For Marvel’s Harlem Hero

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EXCLUSIVE: One week after Iron Fist was canned and the same day that the long awaited third season of Daredevil launched, Netflix has canceled Luke Cage. “Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and the streaming service said on Friday. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem's Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have… Read

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Bruce Dern Injures Hip While On Daily Jog, Hospitalized

Actor Bruce Dern has a possible fractured hip suffered while hiking in Los Angeles. The 82-year-old was jogging as he does daily, when it happened. He has been discharged and is in good spirits, we’re told. Dern just completed filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, a role he took over from the late Burt Reynolds. Dern plays rancher George Spahn in the film, a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of stories in and around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, when… Read

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Boxer Deontay Wilder On ESPN Mascot Punch: “I Thought There Was Going To Be More Cushion”

Heavyweight champion boxer Deontay Wilder has spoken out on what happened when he punched an ESPN Nacion mascot on camera in a TV stunt that went badly. Wilder last week allegedly broke the jaw of a person wearing the mascot outfit during the stunt showcasing his pugilistic skills. Wilder, undefeated at 40-0 and nicknamed “The Bronze Bomber,” was invited by the show hosts to kiddingly box the hot dog-like Nacion ESPN mascot in what was supposed to be a jokey moment… Read

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President Trump Refuses To Back Off Remarks Praising Congressman’s Assault

President Donald Trump declined Friday to back off his statements made at a Montana rally on Thursday that praised a past  assault on a journalist by a US Congressman. Trump appeared in Arizona today and was asked if he regretted jokingly lauding Rep. Greg Gianforte at a Thursday Make America Great Again rally in Missolua, Montana. Gianforte body-slammed Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs in 2017, a day before the elections, after taking umbrage at a question posed by the… Read

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Saudis Finally Admit Jamal Khashoggi Murdered At Consulate; Will Investigate

Saudi officials confirmed the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi this evening, announced in the dead of night, Saudi time. According to the Saudi prosecutor general, a violent altercation broke out while Khashoggi was being interrogated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 4. Yeah, because they were trying to kill him, shot back California Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, who on Friday night stated the… Read