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Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)

Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)
Jamie Neumann, who can currently be seen on HBO’s “The Deuce” as Dorothy, has joined the cast of the Stx action movie “17 Bridges.” Sources also tell Variety she has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and “NOS4A2.”

17 Bridges,” directed by Brian Kirk, stars Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, and Stephan James.

Boseman will portray a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 17 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

Boseman, Logan Coles, and Joe and Anthony Russo are producing along with Mwm Studios. Gigi Pritzker (“Hell or High Water
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Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

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Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity
Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity.

The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production.

Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, the Jellicle leader, and attempts to abduct Demeter, one of two cats who sings about him. The character was originally portrayed by Richard Pettyfer in the original West End production, and by Kenneth Ard in the Broadway production. Macavity also has a hypnotic power. In act two, there are two songs about him: “Macavity: The Mystery Cat” sung by Demeter, Bombalurina, and female feline back-up and “Macavity Fight” performed by Macavity, Demeter, Munkustrap, and Alonzo.

Elba is currently filming Fast and Furious
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‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021

‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021
The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he’s positively sluggish. The Flash standalone movie has been hit with yet another delay, as Warner Bros. pushes back the expected production start date for Ezra Miller‘s solo superhero film. Now it seems that […]

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Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified

Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified
When it comes to predicting the Oscars, one of the major hurdles early in the season is figuring out in which categories some of the actors will be competing. Someone like Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained is more of a co-lead performance, but it’s on the studio to decide where to campaign for the actor, and on the Academy to either accept or re-categorize. In the case of Waltz and Django, he was submitted for Best Supporting Actor …
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‘American Gods’ Could Eventually Reach Neil Gaiman’s Unpublished Sequel Novel

‘American Gods’ Could Eventually Reach Neil Gaiman’s Unpublished Sequel Novel
Although American Gods has been plagued by behind-the-scenes issues, Neil Gaiman has divine hopes for the Starz series. The author teased that American Gods could run long enough to adapt his yet-unpublished sequel novel — if he finishes it by then. Neil Gaiman has been knocking around ideas for an American Gods sequel novel for years, first announcing in […]

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Idris Elba to Play a Handsome Feline in Tom Hooper’s ‘Cats’

File this news under "sure, why the hell not." Variety reports that Idris Elba is about to join the cast of Tom Hooper's Cats. The Thor: Ragnarok star joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKennel in the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about a theater full of audience members' who inexplicably like it when the performers come off the stage and get all up in your face and shit. Okay, that's not exactly what Cats is about. Cats is about...cats, a whole bunch of them, who gather in an alleyway to perform a yearly …
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Break Out the Pop Rocks and Soda: ‘Urban Legend’ Blu-ray Coming From Scream Factory

The people demanded it, and now it’s here. Urban Legend, the 1998 horror flick that rode the post-Scream wave of slasher movie revivals, is headed to Blu-ray from the good folks at Scream Factory. As an added bonus, the boutique Blu-ray label is also releasing the sequel I bet you forget even existed: Urban Legends: Final Cut. Get […]

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The Monkees’ Psychedelic ‘Head’ Returns to Hollywood for 50th Anniversary Screening

The Monkees’ Psychedelic ‘Head’ Returns to Hollywood for 50th Anniversary Screening
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will be on hand for a Q&A session at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 1 when an American Cinematheque screening of the band’s 1968 feature “Head” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the film’s release.

The Pre-Fab Four’s big-screen debut was a self-referential and surrealistic picture starring the band – Nesmith, Dolenz, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones – and featuring an eclectic cast that included Frank Zappa, Annette Funicello, Victor Mature, pro football linebacker Ray Nitschke, prizefighter Sonny Liston and topless dancer Carol Doda. Co-written by Bob Rafelson (who also co-produced the film with Bert Schneider) and Jack Nicholson, it marked Rafelson’s feature directing debut.

Shot following the cancellation of the Monkees’ popular TV show, the movie, which premiered in New York on Nov. 6, 1968 — and in Hollywood two weeks later — sported a soundtrack that included songs by Harry Nilsson
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Idris Elba Joins ‘Cats’ Movie Musical, Hopefully to Cancel the Catpocalypse

Idris Elba Joins ‘Cats’ Movie Musical, Hopefully to Cancel the Catpocalypse
People dressed in cat suits dance across a trash heap, singing about which of them will be chosen by the Jellicle Leader. An armored figure steps from the shadows. It’s Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost from Pacific Rim, and he’s here to cancel the catpocalypse. /daydream Back in reality, Idris Elba is the latest actor to come […]

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Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her

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Lena Dunham Prefers Playing ‘Fucking Crazy Women,’ and Loves It When You Hate Her
Lena Dunham knows that reviews for her new HBO series “Camping” haven’t been very positive — or, in her words, “I know that people haven’t necessarily been nice.” Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. “I love when everybody, like Breitbart — like everybody hates it? That’s kind of fun.”

But as the creator told IndieWire, “I basically go into everything thinking that people won’t like it and then when they do, it’s a pleasant surprise. If I were to think about backlash all the time, I would just feel so much, so much pain. I’ve got enough pain on my own, generated by my body.”

“Camping,” which Dunham co-created with “Girls” partner Jenni Konner, focuses on Kathryn (Jennifer Garner), a wife and mother trying to put together the perfect birthday weekend for her husband Walt (David Tennant). Kathryn, like Dunham, openly suffers from chronic
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The Witching Hour: Episode 12 – Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and Halloween Haunts

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, it's a very haunted episode of the show. With Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House now available on Netflix, we give our non-spoiler review of the outstanding horror series before digging into the details of the first three episodes. We also discuss the Halloween haunts of the season, both local favorites in Los Angeles like Delusion and the Haunted Hayride, as well as the multiple location Halloween Horror Nights …
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MoviePass Films Still Exists, Releasing Horror Film ‘The Reckoning’ From Director Neil Marshall

Rumors of the death of MoviePass have been greatly exaggerated. Sort of. While the theater subscription service has gone through an extremely rough patch in the last few months, they’re still around – and so is MoviePass Films, the folks that brought us Gotti! The latest venture from MoviePass Films is a horror flick from The Descent […]

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Spike Lee Shares How a Love of Connery’s Bond and Bruce Lee Made Him Realize ‘People Have to Tell Their Own Stories’ – Exclusive

Spike Lee Shares How a Love of Connery’s Bond and Bruce Lee Made Him Realize ‘People Have to Tell Their Own Stories’ – Exclusive
Held last month at San Francisco’s Castro Theater, Sffilm paid tribute to prolific filmmaker Spike Lee, complete with a screening of Lee’s latest film, “BlacKkKlansman,” followed by an intimate and wide-ranging chat with the filmmaker, as moderated by film scholar David Thomson. During the talk, which spanned nearly 45 minutes, Lee opened up about his early cinematic influences, including his affection for James Bond films and the career of Sidney Poitier. Asked what his favorite films were growing up Lee didn’t miss a beat: “James Bond! Sean Connery!,” he said. “‘Dr. No,’ ‘Thunderball,’ ‘From Russia With Love.'”

Yet, even as a child, the “Do the Right Thing” filmmaker recognized that his people, community, and experiences weren’t always being reflected on-screen. “They were almost all the films, because just going from Brooklyn, New York, … just the beauty that I could see of our community, just looking out the window,
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Richard Masur to Receive SAG-aftra President’s Award

SAG-AFTRA has selected Richard Masur as the recipient of its President’s Award.

The honor will be presented on Oct. 20 during the SAG-aftra National Board plenary. Introduced at last year’s SAG-aftra convention, the President’s Award celebrates a member who has given meritorious service to the union and its membership.

Masur served as SAG president for two terms between 1995 and 1999. He has an extensive acting resume of more than 60 credits that includes an Emmy nomination for “The Burning Bed,” an Oscar nod for writing and directing the short subject “Love Struck,” and a memorable role as a Yale University recruiter in Tom Cruise’s “Risky Business.”

“It is an honor and privilege for me to recognize Richard’s many contributions with this award,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “For decades, he has worked to enrich the lives of performers; from volunteering on committees, serving on local and national boards,
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Idris Elba Joins Taylor Swift in ‘Cats’ Movie Adaptation

Idris Elba Joins Taylor Swift in ‘Cats’ Movie Adaptation
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to join the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.”

Tom Hooper will direct the star-studded movie, also starring Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift.

This marks Elba’s second feline role following his take on Shere Khan in 2016’s “The Jungle Book.”

The Universal Pictures epic, which hits theaters on Dec. 20, will be produced by Hooper and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as fellow “Les Misérables” producer Debra Hayward — who brought the idea to Working Title. “Cats” will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Webber, and Angela Morrison.

Cats,” one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history — based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” — world premiered at the
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Mondo’s ‘First Man’ Vinyl Features Gorgeous Artwork For Justin Hurwitz’s Score

Mondo has done it again with their First Man vinyl. The company enlisted artist Marc Aspinall to create a beautiful piece of art that captures the essence of Damien Chazelle‘s new Neil Armstrong biopic, and the moon-themed design of the record itself and the eerie interior photo makes this presentation arguably even better than composer Justin […]

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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Carve Out Huge $65 Million-Plus Debut

The October box office has been light on the tricks and heavy on the treats.

“Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could rocket past $70 million when it debuts in 3,928 theaters. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend.

Even the lower part of that range would easily shatter records for the best launch in the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 reboot holds that distinction now with $26 million. “Halloween” also looks to notch one of the best starts for an R-rated horror film, joining the company of “It” ($123 million), “Hannibal ($58 million), and “The Nun” ($53 million). Given its $10 million production budget, the scary sequel is on track to be hugely profitable.

Forty years after narrowly escaping Michael Myers’ wrath, Jamie Lee Curtis
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Tribeca’s 2018 Through Her Lens Program Kicks Off on Political Note

Tribeca’s 2018 Through Her Lens Program Kicks Off on Political Note
There was perhaps no more fitting kickoff to 2018’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program than executive chair Jane Rosenthal‘s blunt greeting: “Hello to all you impolite, arrogant women!”

Despite the elegant trappings of New York City’s Locanda Verde restaurant and a co-sponsorship with Chanel, the assembled group of women filmmakers, writers, producers, and actors at the program’s opening luncheon was a frank and lively one. A year after the Harvey Weinstein allegations first dropped and shook Hollywood to its core, such female-driven gatherings have taken on new urgency, with a sharper focus on practical solutions rather than the usual sweeping declarations of the importance of diversity.

Tribeca’s Through Her Lens program, now in its fourth year, collaborates with Pulse Films to select five teams of female filmmakers to participate in a three-day workshop that includes classes, review sessions, potential prize money to further their projects,
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CAA Signs ‘Rbg’ Filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West

CAA has signed award-winning documentary filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

The duo most recently directed and produced “Rbg,” which explores the career and life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

“Rgb” has grossed more than $14 million, making it one of the most successful documentaries of the year.

Prior to “Rbg,” West executive produced multiple films and TV series, including the “Makers” documentary and digital series, the short doc “The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem,” and the feature documentary “The Lavender Scare.” West received 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards for her work on “Nightline,” “PrimeTimeLive,” and the documentary program “Turning Point,” where she served as executive producer.

As senior vice president at CBS News from 1998-2005, West oversaw “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours,” and was executive in charge of the CBS documentary “9/11,” winner of
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Potential ‘They Live’ Sequel Teased by John Carpenter

Potential ‘They Live’ Sequel Teased by John Carpenter
Filmmaker John Carpenter has taken a hiatus from playing video games to do some promotion for the new Halloween movie. As is usually the case when Carpenter does interviews, questions about his old movies – including the possibility of remakes and sequels – have sprung up. One such question resulted in Carpenter teasing a possible They Live […]

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