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‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Remake: Rebel Wilson to Star (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Remake: Rebel Wilson to Star (EXCLUSIVE) »

4 Aug, 2016
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MGM is developing a remake of the 1988 comedy classic “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Rebel Wilson attached to star.

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Actress Tika Sumpter on Playing Michelle Obama in ‘Southside With You’

Actress Tika Sumpter on Playing Michelle Obama in ‘Southside With You’ »

4 Aug, 2016
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Tika Sumpter’s career has ranged from acting in “One Life to Live” and “Gossip Girl” to modeling and appearing in music videos. This

Home Entertainment Customers Back in Buying Mode

Home Entertainment Customers Back in Buying Mode »

4 Aug, 2016
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Is the buying bug once again biting consumers of home entertainment?

Consumers spent 4% more on buying movies and other content on disc

‘Batman v Superman’ Remains Atop Disc Sales Chart

‘Batman v Superman’ Remains Atop Disc Sales Chart »

4 Aug, 2016
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Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” remained at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts for the week ended July

‘The Great Wall’ Director Responds to Matt Damon Controversy

‘The Great Wall’ Director Responds to Matt Damon Controversy »

4 Aug, 2016
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Days after the trailer for “The Great Wall” sparked controversy for it’s casting of Matt Damon as the lead, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has

Weinstein Company Loses Publicity Head Dani Weinstein

Weinstein Company Loses Publicity Head Dani Weinstein »

4 Aug, 2016
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Dani Weinstein, the longtime president of publicity at The Weinstein Company, who has worked for her boss Harvey Weinstein for 16 years, is

MGM Production Chief Jonathan Glickman Renews Contract

MGM Production Chief Jonathan Glickman Renews Contract »

4 Aug, 2016
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MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman has re-upped with the studio in a three-year deal.

Glickman will continue to report to chairman

DreamWorks Animation Earnings Beat Projections Ahead of Comcast Deal

DreamWorks Animation Earnings Beat Projections Ahead of Comcast Deal »

4 Aug, 2016
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As its pending acquisition by Comcast looms in the distance, DreamWorks Animation’s second quarter earnings quietly beat Wall Street projections.

Revenue at the

Maika Monroe-Ed Skrein’s ‘Tau’ Gets Co-Financing

Maika Monroe-Ed Skrein’s ‘Tau’ Gets Co-Financing »

4 Aug, 2016
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Hercules Film Fund has come on-board to co-finance the sci-fi thriller “Tau,” starring Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein, alongside Ken Kao’s Waypoint Entertainment.

Antonio Sabato Jr. Blacklisted by Hollywood for Backing Donald Trump

Antonio Sabato Jr. Blacklisted by Hollywood for Backing Donald Trump »

4 Aug, 2016
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Antonio Sabato Jr. claims that he’s been bullied endlessly in the days following his appearance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Not only

Jerry Lewis Gets Wistful in ‘Max Rose’ Trailer

Jerry Lewis Gets Wistful in ‘Max Rose’ Trailer »

4 Aug, 2016
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“Sharing love — it’s more important that anything.” So says a decidedly tamped-down Jerry Lewis, who wistfully dominates the trailer for indie drama “Max

21st Century Fox Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates

21st Century Fox Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates »

4 Aug, 2016
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UPDATED: Powered by higher affiliate and advertising revenues and increased revenues from its film studio, 21st Century Fox produced higher than expected earnings

Ansel Elgort Will Play Twins in Indie Drama ‘Jonathan’

Ansel Elgort Will Play Twins in Indie Drama ‘Jonathan’ »

4 Aug, 2016
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Ansel Elgort has come on board “Jonathan,” playing both twin roles in the independent movie, which is set to begin shooting next month

Mike Birbiglia Blasts MPAA Ratings, Citing PG-13 for ‘Suicide Squad’

Mike Birbiglia Blasts MPAA Ratings, Citing PG-13 for ‘Suicide Squad’ »

4 Aug, 2016
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Filmmaker and comedian Mike Birbiglia doesn’t understand why the MPAA gave his new movie “Don’t Think Twice” an R-rating while allowing the violence-laden

Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie Adds Will Poulter, Jack Reynor

Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie Adds Will Poulter, Jack Reynor »

4 Aug, 2016
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Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, and Jack Reynor have joined the ensemble for Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film about the 1967 Detroit Riots.

Bigelow is directing with

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’: Athletes in History’s Shadow

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’: Athletes in History’s Shadow »

4 Aug, 2016
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In 1932, Tydie Pickett and Louise Stokes boarded a train to Los Angeles, where they were set to be the first African-American women

‘Meg’ Shark Movie With Jason Statham Casts Ruby Rose

‘Meg’ Shark Movie With Jason Statham Casts Ruby Rose »

4 Aug, 2016
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“Orange Is the New Black” actress Ruby Rose is in negotiations to join Jason Statham in the Warner Bros. shark epic “Meg.”

“National

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Loses STXEntertainment Backing

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Loses STXEntertainment Backing »

4 Aug, 2016
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STX Entertainment has backed away from financing Barbra Streisand’s remake of “Gypsy” with Barry Levinson directing and Joel Silver producing.

STX had no

Films Distribution Pre-Sells ‘Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe’

Films Distribution Pre-Sells ‘Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe’ »

3 Aug, 2016
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Paris-based Films Distribution has clinched a bevy of pre-sales on “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe,” one of the high-profile European titles bowing on

Time Warner Q2 Revenues Fall

Time Warner Q2 Revenues Fall »

3 Aug, 2016
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UPDATED: Revenues at Time Warner fell 5% during the media conglomerate’s second quarter, pushed down by a weaker film slate and lower television

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel in the Works With David Yates

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel in the Works With David Yates »

3 Aug, 2016
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Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed Wednesday that the second movie in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series is in the works,

Chaotic Good Studios Hires Five

Chaotic Good Studios Hires Five »

3 Aug, 2016
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Chaotic Good Studios has tapped five show business veterans to develop multi-platform franchises across film, television, gaming, and digital, Variety has learned exclusively.

Gabrielle Carteris Joins AFL-CIO Executive Council

Gabrielle Carteris Joins AFL-CIO Executive Council »

3 Aug, 2016
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The AFL-CIO has added SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to its executive council.

“Gabrielle is a long-time union activist who is not afraid to

New York Film Festival 2016: ‘The Lost City of Z’ is Closing Night

New York Film Festival 2016: ‘The Lost City of Z’ is Closing Night »

3 Aug, 2016
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James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam, will have its world premiere as the closing night screening at the 2016

‘Five Nights in Maine’ Premiere: David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and More

‘Five Nights in Maine’ Premiere: David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and More »

3 Aug, 2016
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Maris Curran’s “Five Nights in Maine” opened to a small, intimate crowd at the ArcLight Hollywood, Tuesday, bringing out the film’s leads David

‘Papillon’ Remake: Rami Malek to Star With Charlie Hunnam

‘Papillon’ Remake: Rami Malek to Star With Charlie Hunnam »

3 Aug, 2016
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“Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in negotiations to co-star with Charlie Hunnam in the remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen film “Papillon.”

Locarno First Look Section Reflects Breadth of Polish Filmmaking

Locarno First Look Section Reflects Breadth of Polish Filmmaking »

3 Aug, 2016
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The Locarno Film Festival’s First Look section, which zeroes in on projects in post-production, focuses on films from Poland this year. The selection

Warner Bros. Shark Pic ‘Meg’ Casts Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Bros. Shark Pic ‘Meg’ Casts Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE) »

3 Aug, 2016
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“Battle of the Sexes” actress Jessica McNamee is set to co-star opposite Jason Statham in Warner Bros. long-awaited tentpole “Meg.”

“National Treasure” helmer

Early ‘Suicide Squad’ Reviews Are Not Looking Good

Early ‘Suicide Squad’ Reviews Are Not Looking Good »

3 Aug, 2016
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Does “Suicide Squad” live up to the hype? For months, fans have anxiously awaited the arrival of the DC Comics’ movie that could finally

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to Bow at Fantastic Fest

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to Bow at Fantastic Fest »

3 Aug, 2016
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Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will premiere at Fantastic Fest ahead of its Sept. 30 nationwide launch by Fox.

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