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‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’: Lulu Wilson To Play Young Gloria Steinem

‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’: Lulu Wilson To Play Young Gloria Steinem
Exclusive: Lulu Wilson, who was recently seen in Netflix’s "The Haunting of Hill House" and HBO’s "Sharp Objects," has been tapped to play a young Gloria Steinem in the Julie Taymor-directed biopic, The Glorias: A Life On The Road. Based on Steinem’s memoir of the same title, the pic has Julianne Moore playing Steinem as well as Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to play the feminist and social-political activist from age 20-40.

The pic, which was presented to buyers at the recent AFM conference, will follow Steinem’s journey to become a crusader for equal rights and her groundbreaking work as a journalist and campaigner.

Bette Midler is also in talks to join the film in a supporting role.

Page Fifty-Four PicturesAlex Saks is producing with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem and Amy Richards are exec producers as filming is slated to begin next year in Savannah.
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Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader

Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader
AGC Studios announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired the life rights for the story of Lauren Simmons, they youngest female trader to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The studio has set the project up for Kiersey Clemons to produce and star in the film.

Simmons, in addition to being the youngest woman ever on the trading floor, is currently the only woman at the NYSE and only the second African American female to trade full-time on the floor of the Exchange.

Simmons moved to New York from Georgia with a degree in genetics, but ultimately decided to put that career on hold and answered a posting on LinkedIn for a job with a Wall Street company.

Despite no formal financial background and only a month of preparation,
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Stan Lee Will Have a Cameo in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

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Stan Lee Will Have a Cameo in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
Even after his comic book writing days were largely over, Stan Lee made himself known to generations of comics fans through his Marvel movie cameos. And as those fans mourn his passing, they will be able to see him once more in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters next week.

Keep an eye out when Vanellope Von Schweetz can be seen being chased through the hallways of the Oh My Disney fansite by Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.” As she weaves by various Disney characters and signs featuring all the studios Disney has acquired this decade, one of the stars she nearly knocks over is Stan the Man himself.

But this won’t be the last time that fans can see Stan Lee onscreen. In 2019, he will be seen in the Marvel Studios’ films “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers 4,” both of which have completed filming. And given his track
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‘Ophelia’ Trailer: Daisy Ridley is the Doomed Heroine of ‘Hamlet’

‘Ophelia’ Trailer: Daisy Ridley is the Doomed Heroine of ‘Hamlet’
Shakespeare’s Hamlet gets a new interpretation with Ophelia, a retelling of the famous tragedy through the eyes of another character. Daisy Ridley is Ophelia, who falls for the young Dane – a romance that goes haywire once Hamlet’s father is murdered, driving the young man mad in the process (maybe). The Ophelia trailer below gives us a […]

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Actor Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleging rape and harassment

Lawsuit claims movie producer raped De la Huerta twice, taunted her and damaged her career

The actor Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010, taunting her with phone calls between the two assaults. New York police said a year ago that they were investigating de la Huerta’s allegations. No charges have been filed in the case, but Weinstein is charged there with the rape of another woman.
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‘A Star Is Born’ Dp Matthew Libatique on Lensing With Bradley Cooper

‘A Star Is Born’ Dp Matthew Libatique on Lensing With Bradley Cooper
Shooting Lady Gaga revealing herself as a down-to-earth woman while lensing a rock star character Bradley Cooper was creating for himself were just two of the challenges facing Dp Matthew Libatique in the star-crossed lovers story “A Star Is Born.” The love story is screening at the EnergaCamerimage fest, competing for the main cinematography prize. Libatique confesses Cooper was so busy performing in his directorial debut that the Dp was often left on his own to decide on composition and shots.

You started your career working for Ed Lachman, a master cinematographer and perennial mentor here at the fest. Were there lessons from him that you still use today in your shooting?

The way I meter. He has this modified exposure zone system that he uses that’s not quite the Ansel Adams zone system. He sort of works in gray scale and total values so I meter very similarly to him – except he overexposes.
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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Trailer: Felicity Jones is the Notorious Rbg

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Trailer: Felicity Jones is the Notorious Rbg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a celebrity in ways no other Supreme Court Justice has before. Not only has she fought for just causes, she’s also inspired memes, documentaries, and even action figures. And now she gets the origin story treatment with On the Basis of Sex. The film finds the young Ginsburg long before she […]

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The Witching Hour: Episode 16 – Breaking into Horror Filmmaking with Erlingur Thoroddson

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, we have a very special guest -- Child Eater and Rift filmmaker Erlingur Thoroddsen. Erlinger and Perri kick things off by sharing memories from their days in film school and the making of Child Eater. We also discuss how his second film came to be, getting into Fantastic Fest, and writing the script for Orian's English-language remake of Rift. Watch or listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below and …
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The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t

The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t
Death is not final. Not on TV, anyway. Despite ending “Breaking Bad” on a note of finality for its high school science teacher turned Michelin-star meth chef Walter White (Bryan Cranston), creator Vince Gilligan is preparing to reenter the drug-ridden world of Albuquerque. The New Mexico Film Office broke the story of a “Breaking Bad” feature and it was soon confirmed by Cranston, though there’s no further details.

But yes, it’s happening. This week’s Very Good TV Podcast sets aside the already-fervent debate over whether the unseen, uncast, and quite possibly unfinished script is a great idea or a terrible one. People made the same arguments when AMC announced plans for “Better Call Saul,” which turned out just fine. Instead, let’s focus on why the film’s announcement felt inevitable, instead of shocking.

On paper, a sequel seems highly improbable, and it should. Walt is dead.
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New ‘Searching’ Easter Egg Videos Reveal More Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight, Including An Alien Invasion

We’re quickly approaching the end of the year, and Searching, the thrilling mystery that unfolds across computer screens, remains one of my favorite films of 2018. If you missed the movie during its theatrical run, you have the opportunity to catch it now because it’s just arrived on home video. To celebrate its release, Sony Pictures Entertainment has […]

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Preview: How Weta Escaped from the Uncanny Valley

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Preview: How Weta Escaped from the Uncanny Valley
The wizards of Weta have taken facial capture to the next level with “Alita: Battle Angel,” the manga-inspired sci-fi adventure directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Check out the new Fox trailer below for the movie which opens February 14, 2019.

IndieWire got a sneak peek of exclusive footage at Weta in Wellington, New Zealand. Like moviegoers who finally embraced the blue Na’vi once they saw them in Cameron’s “Avatar,” there’s nothing creepy about Alita, the doll-like cyborg with big eyes (performance-captured by Rosa Salazar). In fact, when she wakes up in a morning bathed in sunlight without any memory of her former existence as a badass warrior, it’s hard to believe that she’s totally CG.

Read More: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Team Promises Manga Adaptation Is ‘Not Whitewashing’ Like ‘Ghost In the Shell

“I feel more like an audience member on this than any other movie,
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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heads for $250 Million Global Launch
Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the Harry Potter universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 domestic locations, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million. The higher part of that range would be in line with the opening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first entry in the “Harry Potter” spinoff series. That film debuted with $74 million on the same weekend two years ago and went on to generate $234 million in North America and $580 million overseas. The second film carries a slightly bigger budget of $200 million, while the first outing cost $175 million.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the magical movies, expects to see a similar boost from the international box office. The sequel could make as much as $250 million this weekend when including foreign markets,
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‘Interrogation’: CBS All Access True Crime Show Lets You Solve the Case On Your Own

CBS All Access is getting into the true crime game with a new series called Interrogation. But whereas all of the current original programming on the streaming service has been unspooled at the rate of one episode per week, Interrogation will release its first nine episodes all at once, giving viewers the opportunity to explore […]

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Introduce Game-Changer Miles Morales

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Introduce Game-Changer Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (December 14) is the wild card in the animated Oscar race. It not only introduces Miles Morales as the alternative Spidey, the Afro-Puerto Rican teen from Brooklyn, but also boldly breaks the rules of animation as a moving comic book splattered with graffiti. Yet, given what Phil Lord and Chris Miller already accomplished with “The Lego Movie,” this was the logical next step.

“Miles is one of the most popular characters, if not the most popular character, to be introduced in the last 10 years or so,” said Lord, who shares script credit with Rodney Rothman (“22 Jump Street”). “The thing that [‘Miles Morales’ co-creator] Brian Bendis did was to help us imagine that it could be a completely different kind of person under that mask. And yet a person that embodied the heart of what Steve Ditko and Stan Lee started with: an unexpected hero who feels too young and too unqualified,
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‘Watchmen’ Actor Tim Blake Nelson Says the HBO Show is “Way Beyond” a Standard Adaptation

‘Watchmen’ Actor Tim Blake Nelson Says the HBO Show is “Way Beyond” a Standard Adaptation
You may know Tim Blake Nelson as the hapless Delmar O’Donnell in the Coen Brothers’ Homeric comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but the successful character actor is about to step into a totally different type of world with Damon Lindelof‘s unconventional new Watchmen TV series. In a recent interview, Nelson (who also appears as the title character […]

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‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond Reveals Past Trauma in Documentary Trailer (Exclusive)

‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond Reveals Past Trauma in Documentary Trailer (Exclusive)
For 14 seasons, “Saturday Night Live’s” Darrell Hammond delighted crowds with his uncanny impersonations of Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, and (most notably) former President Bill Clinton. Mimicking over 107 celebrities, Hammond found fame on the sketch show, appearing on films and even performing at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. But behind-the-scenes, the comedian suffered.

Plagued by incapacitating flashbacks, Hammond struggled to cope, eventually turning to substance abuse and self-harm. After 50 years of pain and misdiagnoses, he discovered the root of his ailments: repressed memories from his youth. Documentarian Michelle Esrick captured Hammond’s story in the film “Cracked Up.”

Esrick, who met Hammond via mutual friends years ago, could tell they were both on a healing path and wanted to tell the actor’s story with a balance of comedic clips, interviews, and the intricate sculptures from the artist Dustin Yellin.

“[Hammond] said something to me that really stood out,” Esrick explains to Variety.
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Simon Pegg Explains His Thoughts After Watching ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: “I Miss George Lucas”

Simon Pegg is never one to mince words about the “Star Wars” franchise. Whether he’s criticizing the Prequel Trilogy or talking about the current state of fandom, Pegg has lived his life as a fan and now is someone that has met with George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, and Lucasfilm, which leads him to draw different conclusions about the galaxy far, far away.

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Dark Horse’s ‘Black Hammer’ Comic Series Being Adapted for Film and Television

There are a handful of names whose presence on the cover of a comic book ensure that I will pick up that issue. One of them is writer Jeff Lemire. Now Black Hammer, one of his most popular series, is being transformed into a “multi-platform, interconnected universe” spanning film and television. Black Hammer, created by […]

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Doc NYC Film Review: ‘Amazing Grace’

Doc NYC Film Review: ‘Amazing Grace’
In “Amazing Grace,” a 46-year-old gospel concert movie that feels like a rough gem unearthed in a time capsule, Aretha Franklin, standing at the pulpit of the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles, delivers a hymn called “Climbing Higher Mountains” that gets everyone in the place standing up and jazzed. The audience is up, the singers in the Southern California Community Choir are up, Mick Jagger, lurking in the back of the church, is up, but what really reaches up is Franklin’s voice. She always had a range that sprawled (just think of the winding melody in her transcendent cover of “I Say a Little Prayer”), but in “Amazing Grace” her voice never leaves the higher register. The effect is ecstatic; she sounds like the holiest of trumpets, with every note piercingly bright yet as soft as velvet. Listening to Franklin, you feel
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‘Black Hammer’ Movies, TV Shows in the Works at Legendary

Legendary Entertainment has bought movie and television rights to Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer” comic series universe.

The company, a subsidiary of the China-based Wanda Group, made the announcement Tuesday. Lemire will serve as an executive producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the comic series. The “Black Hammer” comics were first published by Dark Horse Comics in 2015.

Black Hammer is a superhero who joined with other superheroes — including Golden Gail, Barbalien, and Colonel Weird — to save Spiral City but in process became trapped in a timeless farm town with little chance of escape. It has received two Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best new series in 2017.

Lemire has also published graphic novels “Essex County” and “Sweet Tooth,” and is in development for film and television projects that include “Descender” and “A.D. After Death” at Sony Pictures; “Underwater Welder” with Ryan Gosling attached to direct; “Essex
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