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Yorgos Lanthimos to Direct and Adapt Crime Novel ‘Pop. 1280’

Yorgos Lanthimos to Direct and Adapt Crime Novel ‘Pop. 1280’ Yorgos Lanthimos, the Oscar-nominated director of “The Favourite,” will next write and direct “Pop. 1280,” an adaptation of a 1964 crime novel by Jim Thompson, an individual with knowledge of the ...

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes Off With $3 Million

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes Off With $3 Million “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” flew to $3 million at about 3,200 North American location on Thursday night. The figure doubled the preview gross for “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” ...

David Oyelowo Joins the Cast of Sony’s ‘Peter Rabbit’ Sequel (Exclusive)

David Oyelowo Joins the Cast of Sony’s ‘Peter Rabbit’ Sequel (Exclusive) Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is set to join the cast of Sony Pictures’ “Peter Rabbit 2,” the live-action hybrid sequel to the 2018 family hit, sources tell Variety. He joins Rose Byrne and ...

John Krasinski To Direct ‘A Quiet Place 2’, Emily Blunt Returning Too

John Krasinski To Direct ‘A Quiet Place 2’, Emily Blunt Returning Too Exclusive: Sources says John Krasinski is back to direct Quiet Place 2. He was already on board to write the sequel. Production we hear begins in July on the Brad Fuller and Andrew Form produced ...

Luke Wilson Joins ‘Zombieland’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Luke Wilson Joins ‘Zombieland’ Sequel (Exclusive) Luke Wilson is set to join the ensemble of the upcoming “Zombieland” sequel, sources tell Variety. Wilson will star alongside Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin in ...

Vinny Vella Dies: ‘Casino’ & ‘The Sopranos’ Actor Was 72

Vinny Vella Dies: ‘Casino’ & ‘The Sopranos’ Actor Was 72 Vinny Vella, known for his roles in the 1995 film Casino and HBO’s The Sopranos, among others, has died. His family shared the news on Vella’s Facebook page. Vella died Wednesday from liver cancer. He ...

Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48 Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ ...

Hugh Jackman Now Has a Guinness World Record for Playing Wolverine

Hugh Jackman Now Has a Guinness World Record for Playing Wolverine Hugh Jackman is a multi-hyphenate performer: an actor, a singer, a dancer, a greatest showman. Well, he can now add one more label to that list: Guinness World Records holder. The Logan actor may have ...

‘Fighting With My Family’ Featurette Focuses on the True Story

‘Fighting With My Family’ Featurette Focuses on the True Story The marketing for Fighting With My Family isn’t shy pushing the Based On A True Story angle, because that’s the type of feel-good entertainment that gets butts in seats. The Stephen Merchant comedy ...

'Custody' wins best film at 2019 Cesar Awards

'Custody' wins best film at 2019 Cesar Awards Domestic violence drama earns four prizes in Paris. Xavier Legrand’s domestic violence drama Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) was named best film at the 44th Cesar Awards in Paris on Friday (23). ...

Hollywood Agents Blast Writers Guild Over New Proposals

The war between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood agents has escalated as the two sides battle over the rules on how writers are represented. The latest volley emerged Friday from Karen ...

Javier Bardem is Really Excited About ‘Dune,’ Loves Those Sandworms

Javier Bardem is Really Excited About ‘Dune,’ Loves Those Sandworms The cast for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Dune grows in number and attractiveness by the minute, making each new announcement an exciting event for fans of the Frank Herbert novel. But ...

Samuel L. Jackson Hopes Spike Lee Wins an Oscar, but Thinks His Legacy Is Bigger Than an Award

Samuel L. Jackson Hopes Spike Lee Wins an Oscar, but Thinks His Legacy Is Bigger Than an Award Hollywood history is made every Oscar night, but this year, the annual awards show could play home to a number of groundbreaking wins in major categories. One of the biggest potential upsets is a Best ...

‘Native Son’ Trailer: The Sundance Film Debuts On HBO This April

After a well-received premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Native Son heads to HBO in April. Director Rashid Johnson and writer Suzan-Lori Parks adapt Richard Wright’s acclaimed novel into modern ...

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: J.J. Abrams on Billy Dee Williams & Wanting Fans to Feel Satisfied

J.J. Abrams just wrapped production on Star Wars: Episode IX, which means he now officially been thrown into the Hunger Games of press for the next ten months -- everyone, everywhere is going to be ...

‘Pennywise: The Story of It’ Trailer Goes Behind-the-Scenes of the Stephen King Miniseries

‘Pennywise: The Story of It’ Trailer Goes Behind-the-Scenes of the Stephen King Miniseries Before Bill Skarsgård terrified audiences as Pennywise the Clown, there was the great Tim Curry. Curry played Stephen King’s malevolent monster in the 1990 It miniseries, creating an iconic horror ...

Cesar Awards: Xavier Legrand’s ‘Custody’ Wins Best Film

Cesar Awards: Xavier Legrand’s ‘Custody’ Wins Best Film Xavier Legrand’s feature debut “Custody,” a tense portrait of a family torn by domestic violence, won best film, actress (for Lea Drucker), and original screenplay at the 44th Cesar Awards, which took ...

‘New Mutants’: Anya Taylor-Joy Has Very Awkward Response To “How The Movie Is Going”

In this media-massaged world with PR training and handlers, actors rarely speak out of line. Regardless, we’ve seen lots of flubs. Case in point: poor actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who’s a champ normally ...

Up-and-Comer of the Month: ‘High Flying Bird’ Star Melvin Gregg

When I went to see Steven Soderbergh's Netflix drama High Flying Bird, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that it was about an agent in the middle of an NBA lockout, it was shot on an ...

Sylvester Stallone Superhero Movie ‘Samaritan’ Developing at MGM

Sylvester Stallone Superhero Movie ‘Samaritan’ Developing at MGM After his Oscar-nominated turn as a down-and-out boxer in the original Rocky, Sylvester Stallone largely spent the next decade cultivating a muscled-up action hero image, competing with Arnold ...

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