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‘Vikings’ Star Alexander Ludwig To Join Michael Shannon In ‘Swing’

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‘Vikings’ Star Alexander Ludwig To Join Michael Shannon In ‘Swing’
Exclusive: Alexander Ludwig is getting ready to Swing. The Vikings actor is set to join Michael Shannon for the Ivy League rowing drama.

Directed by Michael Mailer and written by Vojin Gjaja, Swing follows a group of friends and crew teammates in their last year at an Ivy League college in 1999. Their lives are changed when an army vet takes over as coach of their dysfunctional rowing team. Ludwig is set to play Alex Singleton, the team leader who aspires to make the Olympic rowing team. He is described as “cocky and arrogant with a mean streak”. His teammates aren’t too fond of him but he is the strongest rower among them and his father is the school Athletic Director.

Gjaja is a former armor officer in the United States Army and his screenplay is based on his experiences as an oarsman at Columbia University. Shannon, who also serves
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‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works for October 2021 Release

‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works for October 2021 Release
A sequel to the animated movie “The Addams Family” is in the works at MGM, and the studio has set a release date on Oct. 22, 2021, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The Addams Family” opened to $30.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend, finishing as the top new release and in second place behind “Joker.” It’s the first new release set for that date, and the film will open one week ahead of “Halloween Ends” from Universal.

United Artists Releasing will distribute the “Addams Family” sequel in the U.S., and Universal will release the film internationally.

Also Read: 'The Addams Family' Film Review: Creepy, Kooky Characters Live Again in Fun Animated Feature

The Addams Family” beat projections of $25 million in its opening weekend, and it’s still slated to roll out internationally beginning at the end of this month through early December.
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Sony Will Give Carnage A Villainous Love Interest In The Upcoming ‘Venom’ Sequel

Sony Will Give Carnage A Villainous Love Interest In The Upcoming ‘Venom’ Sequel
If you were someone that didn’t rush out of the theater the second the credits started to roll in last year’s “Venom,” then you probably know exactly who the main villain of the sequel is going to be. The end-credits scene for the film introduced Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasaday, otherwise known as Carnage, teasing an epic battle in the forthcoming sequel. However, it appears that Harrelson won’t be alone in tormenting the title hero in “Venom 2.”

According to Deadline, Carnage will be joined by the Marvel villain known as Shriek in the upcoming “Venom 2.” While only one letter separating the two, you should definitely not confuse the evil Shriek with the adorable Shrek.

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'It breaks down innocent people': the interrogation method at center of Ava DuVernay lawsuit

Police consulting firm behind widely criticized ‘Reid technique’ claims Netflix drama When They See Us misrepresents method

The director Ava DuVernay and Netflix are facing a lawsuit from the police consulting firm behind a widely criticized interrogation technique referenced in the miniseries When They See Us.

John E Reid and Associates, a Us company that trains law enforcement on interrogations, filed a defamation suit on Monday, challenging DuVernay’s critically acclaimed Netflix drama based on the case known as the Central Park Five. When They See Us is a four-part dramatization of the true story of five black and brown teenage boys from Harlem who were wrongfully convicted of the rape of a white woman in Central Park in the spring of 1989.
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Wang Xiaoshuai’s ‘So Long, My Son’ Earns Six Apsa Nominations

Wang Xiaoshuai’s ‘So Long, My Son’ Earns Six Apsa Nominations
Chinese drama, “So Long, My Son,” was nominated in six categories for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The unprecedented haul makes it a clear favorite.

The Wang Xiaoshuai-directed drama about separation, secrets, a lifetime of regret, and the consequences of China’s one child policy, had its premiere in February at the Berlin festival. There it won Silver Bear prizes for both lead actor Wang Jingchun and actress Yong Mei. Both now receive Apsa nominations.

A nearly complete list of nominations for the 13th APSAs was announced Wednesday in 11 categories. The nominations encompassed a total of 37 films from 22 countries and territories.

At the nomination stage, China emerged as the dominant force. A total of seven mainland Chinese films together earned 13 nominations, more than double the six nominations for films from Iran, and four nominations for pictures from India.

Surprisingly, Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” which won the Palme d
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Ronan Farrow on Matt Lauer’s Letter, Tom Brokaw & NBC: ‘Internal Investigations Are Not Investigations’

Ronan Farrow on Matt Lauer’s Letter, Tom Brokaw & NBC: ‘Internal Investigations Are Not Investigations’
Ronan Farrow responded to Matt Lauer’s letter in defense of rape accusations, for the first time, on Tuesday night at the very first stop for his “Catch and Kill” book tour.

“I think the most compelling response is Brooke Nevils’ and her own letter that she published afterwords,” Farrow said, when asked to comment on Lauer’s open letter in which he aggressively denied a rape allegation by the former NBC News employee last week. In Nevils’ response, she slammed the former newsman for “victim blaming,” stating, “the shame in this story belongs to him.”

At the Tuesday night event, Farrow said, “I think that while I’m a reporter and not an activist, and I’m not going to talk about personal feelings of Matt Lauer’s PR, and I’ll deal with the facts, I understand the rational basis for Brooke Nevils saying that this is a shameless and menacing tone.
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Film News Roundup: ‘Galaxy Quest’ Documentary Set for Release

Film News Roundup: ‘Galaxy Quest’ Documentary Set for Release
In today’s film news roundup, rescue drama “Not Without Hope” is back in development, a “Galaxy Quest” documentary is set for release, “The Two Popes” wins another award, and Ella Joyce gets cast.

Project Revived

U.K.-based financing-production outfit Goldfinch has bought feature film rights to Nick Schuyler’s “Not Without Hope” and signed “The Fog” director Rupert Wainwright.

The project had been set up at Relativity in 2013 with Dwayne Johnson attached but fell apart when Relativity collapsed.

Goldfinch will put the film into production in early 2020. Chief operating officer Phil McKenzie is overseeing the project on behalf of the indie studio. Rick French of Prix Productions (“The True Don Quixote”) will produce, in association with Wainwright’s Adore Creative Content.

Schuyler’s story recounts his dramatic 2009 rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard 70 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico following a boating accident that left three friends dead,
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Superhero Bits: See Matthew McConaughey As Ego, Rumored ‘WandaVision’ Details & More

Superhero Bits: See Matthew McConaughey As Ego, Rumored ‘WandaVision’ Details & More
What was Ryan Reynolds doing at Marvel Studios? Will Stephen Amell become Spectre in the final season of Arrow? Want to see what Matthew McConaughey could have looked like as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Did Zoe Kravitz hint at her casting in The Batman last month? Could Thor: Love & Thunder […]

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AMC Theaters Now Offers VOD Rentals Once Movies Leave Its Screens, Plus Free Popcorn

AMC Theaters announced Tuesday that it’s entering the very crowded digital movie rental market. The chain hopes by bundling the service with its existing Stubs loyalty program that offers perks like free popcorn refills, the nation’s largest exhibitor can take a piece of the at-home viewing pie and establish itself as a go-to destination for all things cinematic.

The new service, AMC Theatres On Demand, offers 2,000 new releases and library selections on the company’s website, its app, Roku devices, and smart TVs for rent or purchase. More devices will be added soon, according to the company.

By registering to use the VOD service, viewers also sign up for the free tier of the AMC Stubs customer loyalty program, which allows users to collect a $5 reward for every $250 spent for buying tickets — and now, with On Demand purchases. Other perks include free refills on large popcorn and discounted tickets on Tuesdays.
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‘The West Wing’ Will Be Streaming on HBO Max Next Year

HBO Max, the new streaming service from Warner Bros., is slowly building up its content. While many new streaming services are heavily focused on creating new original programming, HBO Max is happy to add pre-existing titles. They already have Friends and The Big Bang Theory locked down, and now they’re adding another popular show: The West Wing. […]

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Ryan Reynolds & John Krasinski Teaming Up for Fantasy Comedy ‘Imaginary Friends’

John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds will team up for the fantasy comedy Imaginary Friends, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, about a man who can see the imaginary friends of other people, will be written, directed, and produced by Krasinski, who will also star alongside Reynolds. Reynolds will play the man with the gift of imaginary sight, who has been tasked to recover discarded imaginary friends and prevent them from turning evil and threatening the world with their supernatural powers. It sounds a bit like a cross between Drop Dead Fred and R.I.P.D., …
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Apple Orders ‘Ted Lasso’ Comedy Series Written By and Starring Jason Sudeikis

Apple Orders ‘Ted Lasso’ Comedy Series Written By and Starring Jason Sudeikis
Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013, Jason Sudeikis has kept pretty busy on the big screen. But now he’s headed back to television with a series regular role in a new comedy set up at Apple TV+. Ted Lasso will star Jason Sudeikis as the title character, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage […]

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Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski in Talks for ‘Imaginary Friends’ Movie

Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski in Talks for ‘Imaginary Friends’ Movie
Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are in talks to board the fantasy comedy “Imaginary Friends” at Paramount Studios.

Paramount recently won the bidding for the property over Lionsgate and Sony. Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star while Reynolds will co-star if the deals go through.

The story centers on a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends. Trouble emerges from imaginary friends who lack friendship and turn to the dark side.

It would be the second major attachment for Reynolds this month following his deal with Apple to star with Will Ferrell in “A Christmas Carol,” a new live-action musical based on the Charles Dickens classic. He’ll be seen next in Netflix’s “6 Underground,” directed by Michael Bay with streaming starting on Dec. 13.

Krasinski starred, directed and executive produced “A Quiet Place” for Paramount, which became a surprise hit with $340 million worldwide. He
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Vince Gilligan Teases Some ‘El Camino’ Deleted Scenes, Admits the Movie “Does Not Need to Exist”

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hit Netflix and limited theaters last Friday, and the general consensus about the film is that it’s well-executed but ultimately inessential. Turns out writer/director Vince Gilligan agrees about that last part; in a new interview, he admits that “this movie, strictly speaking, does not need to exist.” Read Gilligan’s […]

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Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

Willem Dafoe Joins Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’
Willem Dafoe has closed a deal to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of “Nightmare Alley.”

Collider had first reported that Dafoe was being considered for a role in the film, but sources now say the “Lighthouse” star has closed a deal to join the cast. The “At Eternity’s Gate” Oscar nominee will play the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper’s character a job, ushering him into a world of show biz and grifting.

Del Toro, who co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan, will direct the thriller for Fox Searchlight. Production is eyeing a start date at the top of 2020.

Nightmare Alley” is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with Tsg Entertainment. Fox Searchlight will distribute the film worldwide.

While Fox was already the home of a “Nightmare Alley” movie in
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Busan Film Review: ‘To the Ends of the Earth’

Busan Film Review: ‘To the Ends of the Earth’
“To the Ends of the Earth,” the story of a young Japanese journalist’s experiences in Uzbekistan filming a report for a Japanese TV travel show, was originally commissioned to celebrate 25 years of cordial diplomatic relations between director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s hyper-developed island homeland and the less affluent, landlocked Central Asian nation. As such we might have expected a straightforwardly celebratory, mildly quirky travelogue, but Kurosawa’s discreetly offbeat approach makes it much more rewarding and, in its way, revealing than that: an insightful and ambivalent interrogation of the strange and often compromised experience that is cultural tourism in the mass media age.

A great deal of Kurosawa’s recent output has been disappointingly wan, blending thinly plotted sci-fi or melodrama with stock elements of the J-horror genre he quietly, creepily revolutionized in the late ’90s and early aughts in films like “Pulse” and “Cure.” But in the most surprising
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off

Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates 27th Year as Year-Round Programming Kicks Off
If you hopped on the Jitney the past few days, you would have thought it was the height of summer. Despite the chilly mid-October temperatures, film lovers galore headed out east for the 27th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, held in the swanky New York community of the Hamptons.

With 25,000 attendees this year, the festival showcased perhaps its greatest slate of films yet from “Just Mercy,” which kicked off the fest’s opening night, to Martin Scorsese’s Netflix crime film “The Irishman” to Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s “Ford v. Ferrari” and a slew of other festival favorites like “Jojo Rabbit,” “Marriage Story” and “The Report.”

The Hamptons International Film Festival follows a long festival season from Toronto to Venice to Telluride and Sundance at the beginning of the year, which is where Hiff’s key players start their search for programming and people start to send in films from around the world.
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Exclusive: ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Adds ‘Years and Years’ Star Maxim Baldry

Up-and-coming English actor Maxim Baldry, who recently played Viktor Goraya in HBO's Years and Years, has landed a significant role in Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings series, Collider has exclusively learned. Australian actress Markella Kavenagh is set to star alongside Midsommar star Will Poulter. Character details are being kept under wraps along with plot details. All we know at this point is that the Lotr series will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Fellowship of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings series hails from the writing team of Jd …
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‘Cassian Andor’: Tony Gilroy Re-Recruited By Lucasfilm For New ‘Star Wars’ Series As Writer & Director

While “Solo: A Star Wars Story” gains all the notoriety since it fired its directors, and ‘Rise Of Skywalker,’ which parted ways with its filmmaker under reportedly similarly contentious circumstances, also receives attention for its early problems, Lucasfilm’s first troubled “Star Wars” movie was “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Directed by Gareth Edwards, while Lucasfilm did a great job of mitigating the drama publicly, the reality was they brought on another filmmaker to essentially take over the project midway, to rewrite half the film, direct all the new scenes and supervise all of the post-production edit: Oscar-nominated “Michael Clayton” writer/director Tony Gilroy, also responsible for writing the essential films in the ‘Bourne’ franchise.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Heading for $45 Million Launch, Topping ‘Joker’

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Heading for $45 Million Launch, Topping ‘Joker’
Angelina Jolie will topple Joaquin Phoenix from the North American box office throne as her “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” should open in the $45 million range this weekend, while “Zombieland: Double Tap” will battle “Joker” for second place in the mid-$20 millions.

The film, told from the perspective of the sorceress in “Sleeping Beauty,” is pacing behind the first movie’s opening weekend of $69 million in 2014. “Maleficent” went on to become a box office smash, earning more than $750 million globally from a $180 million budget.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” arrives at about 3,700 theaters, including over 2,300 3D locations, 380 Imax screens, 600 Premium Large Format screens and 135 D-Box/4D locations. It’s one of the few offerings appealing to female audiences after Warner Bros.’ “Joker” has dominated domestic moviegoing for the past two weeks.

The cast includes returnees Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville and newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Chiwetel Ejoifor.
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