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‘Logan Lucky’ Trailer Reunites ‘Magic Mike’ Team–Plus Daniel Craig as Joe Bang

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Magic Mike goes to the racetrack in Logan Lucky, the reteaming of Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh. The trailer for the film (see below), which just hit the internet, promises a blend of Nascar action, a robbery caper and arch comedy. The story has brothers Jimmy (played by Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) plot an elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The film shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the actual… »


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‘Beguiled’s Sofia Coppola Makes History As Second Female Director To Win At Cannes Film Festival

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Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola made Cannes Film Festival history tonight becoming the second woman in the event’s 70-year history to win best director for her Focus Features release The Beguiled. Previously, Soviet director Yuliva Solntseva won for her 1961 war drama Chronicle of Flaming Years about the Russian’s resistance to the 1941 Nazi occupation. "I was thrilled to get this movie made and it’s such an exciting start to be honored in Cannes. I’m thankful to my great team… »


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Surprises Are Few But Most Winners Were Highly Deserving And A Nice Way To Bid Adieu To The 70th Cannes Film Festival -Hammond

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  The 70th anniversary edition of the Cannes Film Festival is over and the prizes handed out on a night that surprisingly had no real surprises. I am not sure why some pundits are acting with eyebrows lifted  toward the announcement by Pedro Almodovar’s Cannes Film Festival jury that Sweden’s The Square from director Ruben Ostlund was the winner of the Palme d’Or, top prize of the fest. The wry and pertinent (if overlong at 2 hours and 20 minutes) satire of the art world… »


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Cannes: ‘The Square’ Takes Palme D’Or; Sofia Coppola Best Director; Acting Honors For Joaquin Phoenix & Diane Kruger

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Updated: After being snubbed by the Academy in 2015 when his lauded (and Un Certain Regard-winning) Force Majeure did not make the nominees list in the Foreign Language Oscar category, Ruben Ostlund just walked away with the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor. His The Square, an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year’s Palme d’Or here tonight. When Ostlund did not get an Oscar nomination in 2015, he good-naturedly released… »


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‘Long Strange Trip’ Has One of 2017’s Best Doc Debuts; Richard Gere’s ’Norman’ Crosses $3M — Specialty Box Office

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Deadheads toked to Long Strange Trip: the Untold Story of The Grateful Dead in its theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles over the Memorial Day weekend on the heels of one-night event screenings leading up to the holiday. The film, by Amir Bar-Lev and released by Abramorama, grossed $34,131 in two theaters. The company also released fellow documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan in two locations Friday, doing a pretty solid $21,127. Following limited runs… »


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With ‘Empire’ And ‘Star,’ Lee Daniels Continues To Tell The Untold Stories Of The Marginalized — Deadline Disruptors

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"I gotta tell you, for the record, I'm bored with Hollywood people of color saying Hollywood owes you something," Lee Daniels told CBS News in January. "Don't nobody owe you nothing. I had to fight for everything, from my very first movie on." This perspective from Daniels is only a part of what makes him a disruptor. In both his film and TV work, Daniels tells the previously untold stories of the marginalized. With Precious, he followed a plus-size Harlem girl enduring… »


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Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors

27 May 2017 2:00 PM, PDT

There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these shows, and just when you suspect he might be ready to lay back and enjoy his success, another show comes along to upset the math. And yet somehow, still, they are all inescapably Ryan Murphy shows. Through them all, an auteur streak that… »


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Gregg Allman Dies: Pillar of Namesake Southern Rock Band Was 69

27 May 2017 12:57 PM, PDT

Gregg Allman, the singer and organist for the Allman Brothers Band and progenitor of the blues-inflected genre of Southern rock, has died. He was 69. According to a statement on his official website, Allman died peacefully at home in Savannah, Ga. He had battled health problems for many years and had undergone a liver transplant in 2010 after a diagnosis of hepatitis C. Michael Lehman, Allman’s longtime manager, called his close friend “a brilliant pioneer in music.  He… »


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Harvey Weinstein Lauds Certain Regard Jury For Spotlight On Native American Issues In ‘Wind River’ – Cannes

27 May 2017 12:12 PM, PDT

Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co is releasing the just-annointed Un Certain Regard Best Director winner Wind River domestically, accepted the award on behalf of Taylor Sheridan tonight. Both a message from Sheridan, which Weinstein read, along with his own message, included strong words for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump with regard to continued injustice toward Native Americans. A timely thriller, Wind River follows a game tracker (Jeremy Renner)… »


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Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Wind River’s Taylor Sheridan, ‘A Man Of Integrity’, ‘April’s Daughter’ & More – Cannes

27 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT

With another 24 hours to go before the main prizes, including the Palme d’Or, are awarded here at the Cannes Film Festival, sidebar Un Certain Regard has designated its laureates. Iranian drama, Lerd (A Man Of Integrity) scooped the main Un Certain Regard prize. Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, it was reportedly made in secret and looks at the effects of corruption on a man and his family. Taylor Sheridan was named Best Director for Wind River. The timely thriller, which… »


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A24 Hits The Festivals & The Oscars With Diverse Slate And Savvy Digital Marketing Strategy — Deadline Disruptors

27 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

A24, the company founded in 2012 by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges, has been hitting the motherlode—for indie companies, anyway—with smart film choices and even smarter ways of bringing them to marketplace, particularly in their increasingly innovative—and, yes, disruptive—use of digital marketing. It not only has been working at the box office, but also at the Academy Awards, where the company defied expectations and watched their first in-house production… »


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‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Expected To Cross $1B Tomorrow At Int’l Box Office

27 May 2017 7:54 AM, PDT

The eighth installment of the wildly successful Universal Pictures’ franchise The Fate of the Furious, which was directed by F. Gary Gray, is on track to cross the $1B mark at the international box office tomorrow. This would not be the first time that one of the films in the franchise crossed the $1B mark. Furious 7 also crossed that milestone in 2015. As of yesterday, the film was sitting at $998.5M, so it is primed and ready to drive past the benchmark tomorrow. It… »


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TWC Schedules ‘Paddington 2’ For Wide Release

26 May 2017 3:13 PM, PDT

The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films have just scheduled the sequel to Paddington for Jan. 12th of next year. The first film came out in the same time slot in January in 2015 and went onto make $268M worldwide, with about 71% of its gross coming from overseas audiences. Currently, there are a number of films set for the same weekend next year, which is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday but TWC steps into the date after Paramount Pictures’ animated family film Sherlock Gnome… »


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Paramount Nudges ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ To Later Release Date

26 May 2017 1:39 PM, PDT

Paramount Pictures is moving Sherlock Gnomes from its scheduled January 12 wide release date to March 23. The pic is a follow-up to 2011 animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet. Johnny Depp is voicing the title character, with other stars including James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Sherlock now goes up against Paramount's Action Point, Fox's animated Anubis, Lionsgate/Summit's Robin Hood, Fox Searchlight's animated Isle of Dogs and Fox's untitled Dwa/Blue Sky release. The January 12… »


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Which Festival Debuts In The South Of France Might Travel All The Way To Oscar? — Cannes

26 May 2017 1:10 PM, PDT

Because of its early calendar spot in the awards game, the Cannes Film Festival is not always the best gauge for predicting Oscar success. But many a major nominee has  appeared first in Cannes, even if its overall importance to the Oscars is nowhere near as key as Telluride, Venice and Toronto can be when they kick off the official awards season in early September. Only one Academy Award winner came out of Cannes last year: Iran’s The Salesman for Foreign Language Film… »

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Emma Booth Cast In Universal’s ‘Extinction’; Andy Buckley Horror Indie ‘All Light Will End’

26 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT

Australian actress Emma Booth is reuniting her Hounds of Love director Ben Young in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction, starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan. Good Universe and Mandeville Films are producing the film, which is slated for release January 26. It follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to… »


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Xyz Films Spotlights Undiscovered International Talent — Deadline Disruptors

26 May 2017 12:32 PM, PDT

It’s been less than 10 years since plucky entrepreneurs and UCLA grads Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian co-founded Xyz Films at the ripe old age of 25, and since then, the three have built the integrated production and sales outfit into one of the premier destinations for undiscovered international talent. Based in Los Angeles, Xyz has demonstrated the gumption to look beyond its home turf in search of new voices, never shying away from local-language product… »


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The Horse’s Mouth 8: The Importance Of Feeling Important

26 May 2017 12:29 PM, PDT

The Horse's Mouth is an ongoing feature with a collection of the more head-scratching comments and/or crazy conversations we've had with people in the industry that made us laugh. We thought we'd share them with you as we roll into Memorial Day weekend: Publicist: Can you capitalize his title in front of his name? Reporter: Why? Publicist: It makes him feel more important to have it capitalized. —————————————————————————————————————— Producer: I have no movies. I lost my… »


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Ava DuVernay’s Array Snags L.A. Film Fest Debuting ‘The House On Coco Road’

26 May 2017 11:57 AM, PDT

Exclusive: If Ava DuVernay wasn't busy enough with Season 2 of Queen Sugar debuting next month and post-production on Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, the Oscar nominee is still keeping her hand in the indie world with Array's acquisition of The House on Coco Road. The sixteenth pick-up by the seven-year old DuVernay founded film collective, the Damani Baker helmed documentary examines the filmmaker's own family after they left Oakland, CA only to find themselves in the sights… »


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Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Lassos Top Directors’ Fortnight Prize – Cannes

26 May 2017 11:36 AM, PDT

Chloe Zhao’s The Rider has taken the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section here at the Cannes Film Festival. Although the Fortnight is a non-competitive sidebar, partners of the Société des Réalisateurs Français, the French directors' guild that organizes the event, do attribute honors. This is a big win for Zhao who was also one of Deadline’s Ones to Watch this year. After 2015’s Songs My Brother Taught Me, it confirms her status as an up-and-comer to keep… »


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