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Quentin Tarantino Chooses Sony Pictures to Produce and Distribute His Ninth Feature Film

Quentin Tarantino Chooses Sony Pictures to Produce and Distribute His Ninth Feature Film
Quentin Tarantino has made his final decision and will be taking his ninth feature to Sony Pictures, Deadline reports. The movie represents the first time in Tarantino’s career that he will be making a film outside of Miramax or the Weinstein Company.

Following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino announced he would be parting ways with his former studio. Every major studio besides Disney was reportedly in the mix to become Tarantino’s new home, with Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. emerging as the final three contenders on November 14.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino on His Upcoming Film: ‘It’s not Charles Manson, It’s 1969’

Tarantino’s ninth film is still untitled but it’s set in 1969 and has something to do with the Manson family murders. Deadline reported that the script hews closely to “Pulp Fiction.” One of the stories is expected to focus on Sharon Tate,
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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette

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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette
Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor.

Trace Lysette, a trans actress who has had a recurring role on the Amazon series, issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday accusing Tambor of having made “many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical.”

In the statement, Lysette detailed an encounter she had with Tambor while filming a Season 2 episode of the show, saying that Tambor thrusted himself against her on set after sexualizing her with an “over the top comment.”
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Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal

Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Williams is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in the StudioCanal pic “Rio.”

Call Me By Your Name” helmer Luca Guadagnino is directing from a script by Steven Knight.

The film follows a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

Studiocanal will finance and produce along with Cumberbatch and his Sunny March production company with Adam Ackland.

Williams is currently filming Sony’s “Venom” as well as reshoots for “All the Money in the World” after Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in the pic.

Her upcoming films include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Fox’s musical “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” and Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” all of which could figure in the awards season conversation.

She is still attached to star in the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” as well
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‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (Exclusive)

‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (Exclusive)
Legendary has tapped breakout talent Justice Smith to star in the first-ever live-action “Pokemon” film titled “Detective Pikachu,” based on the titular character, sources tell Variety.

Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokemon has spawned more than 295 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion Tcg cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons. The hugely popular “Pokemon Go” app saw the pocket monsters surge back into the pop culture consciousnesses last year.

Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, as it has done with Legendary’s other films for years. The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it had similarly done in its partnership with Legendary on “Godzilla.”

Smith recently broke out on the Netflix musical drama series “The Get Down” after director Baz Luhrmann handpicked
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‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS

‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.

Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single camera comedy will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original film, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.

The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series...
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George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)

George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)
George Clooney is returning to the small screen.

The Oscar winner and Emmy nominee for his time on ER is set to star and direct a limited series based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

The six-episode series, produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, does not yet have a network. The package — co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December. With a proven star in Clooney, it's expected to land a sizable fee at a deep-pocketed outlet.

Catch-22— originally adapted into a feature film in 1970 from Paramount Pictures and...
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'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise

'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise
This weekend Marvel's latest hit Thor: Ragnarok is looking to top $250 million after 17 days in release while Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their latest entry into the DC Extended Universe, Justice League looking to make a splash globally, though that's not all this weekend has to offer. Lionsgate will debut the highly anticipated adaptation Wonder while Sony is debuting their faith-based animated title The Star. All-in-all we should be looking at a strong weekend in which the top twelve should combine for over $200 million for the first time since early July. Looking at a #1 finish, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League will debut in 4,051 theaters with industry expectations right around $105-115 million. Given Wonder Woman debuted with $103.2 million earlier this year, Suicide Squad opened with $133.6 million last year and Batman v Superman opened with $166 million, those expectations might seem low given this is essentially DC's equivalent to Marvel's The Avengers.
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Takes Off in First International Markets

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Takes Off in First International Markets
Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” launched with $8.5 million on Wednesday in nine overseas markets.

Brazil led the way with $3.7 million at 1,509 screens on its Republic Day holiday for the biggest opening day of all time, with a 74% box office share of the top five films. It’s the industry’s widest release ever in that market.

South Korea generated $1.1 million on 1,195 screens in previews, taking a 50% share of the top five films in the market. France also saw $1.1 million in first-day grosses at 687 screens, 19% ahead of “Wonder Woman.” Indonesia opened strong with $895,000 on 888 screens, exceeding “Thor: Ragnarok” by 8% in the highest opening for a Warner Bros. title.

An additional 38 markets open Thursday, including Germany, Italy, Russia, Korea, and Australia. The U.S. debut is on Friday amid forecasts of an opening weekend of $110 million at 4,040 North American locations.
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Rumor: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Matt Reeves’ Choice For Batman

Rumor: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Matt Reeves’ Choice For Batman
Well, that didn’t take long. The rumors had just surfaced that Matt Reeves wasn’t eyeballing Ben Affleck for his “The Batman” (or its possible trilogy), and that he had somebody else in mind. Well, now that name has surfaced.

According to John Campea, who is the source of all this stuff, Jake Gyllenhall is the actor that Reeves wants wearing the cape and cowl.
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James Franco in Talks to Join Fox's X-Men Universe with 'Multiple Man' Movie

James Franco in Talks to Join Fox's X-Men Universe with 'Multiple Man' Movie
James Franco may be the next star to join Fox's X-Men universe.

The multi-hyphenate is negotiations to play Multiple Man in a stand-alone being developed by X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, godfather of Fox's universe based on the Marvel mutants. 

Allan Heinberg, one of the writers behind Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, is set to pen the feature. Kinberg would produce under his Genre Films label, along with Franco and his Ramona Films.

Jamie Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, has the mutant power to create and control duplicates of himself. The character first appeared in 1975's Giant-Size Fantastic Four No. 4 and was created...
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See Dave Chappelle Spoof 'Stranger Things' in Teaser for New Special

See Dave Chappelle Spoof 'Stranger Things' in Teaser for New Special
Dave Chappelle announced the release date for his third Netflix special on Friday. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity is due out on December 31st. 

In the brief teaser for the project, Chappelle inserts himself into a scene from the first season of Stranger Things. After Eleven uses her formidable powers to neutralize two scientists who hold her captive in a government lab, a smiling Chappelle walks excitedly into her cell. "Do me," he says enthusiastically. "Do me next!"

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity follows Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin,
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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Rails Against Roy Moore: ‘I Would Kick His Head In’ (Video)

Brian Kilmeade is not having any of Roy Moore’s denials. The longtime co-host of “Fox & Friends” sounded off against the embattled Alabama Senate candidate on his radio show Friday, telling Sen. James Lankford (R-ok) that he was disgusted by Moore’s behavior and that if it was his daughter, it would get ugly. “It’s not he said/she said. She’s in high school. She got a call in her trigonometry class to go to the general office at which time 30 year-old Roy Moore was on the other line asking her out for a date,” said Kilmeade. “That is obscene and I.
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Stephen Colbert Confronts Ben Affleck on Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Harvey Weinstein

Stephen Colbert Confronts Ben Affleck on Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Harvey Weinstein
Stephen Colbert asked Ben Affleck about his past sexual misconduct – last month, the actor apologized for groping Hilarie Burton on camera in 2003 – and his reaction to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations on The Late Show on Thursday. Good Will Hunting, the film that launched Affleck to stardom, was released by Miramax, a company co-founded by Weinstein.

"What I was accused of by a woman was touching her breast while I gave her a hug," Affleck told Colbert. "I don't remember it, but I absolutely apologize for it. I certainly
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‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on Cmt

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‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on Cmt
The music is finally going silent for “Nashville.” The Cmt drama’s upcoming 16-episode sixth season will be its final run, the network announced Friday. Season 6 will be split into two parts, with the first half premiering Jan. 4. The series finale for the project from producers Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment will air in the summer of 2018, although an exact air date has not yet been set. Also Read: How Connie Britton Played the Perfect La Hostess (For Better and Worse) The Callie Khouri-created show released a trailer today providing the first look at Season 6, which can be seen above.
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Dave Chappelle’s Next Netflix Special ‘Equanimity’ Set for New Year’s Eve (Video)

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Dave Chappelle’s Next Netflix Special ‘Equanimity’ Set for New Year’s Eve (Video)
Dave Chappelle has slated his next Netflix stand-up special, the streamer announced on Friday. “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” will premiere this New Year’s Eve, Sunday Dec. 31, 2017. The announcement was made with a teaser video inserting Chappelle into a scene from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series “Stranger Things.” This marks the comedian’s third stand-up special for Netflix this year, following “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits,” both of which premiered in March. Also Read: Netflix to Bring Back 'Def Comedy Jam
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Kumail Nanjiani on How 'The Big Sick' Strengthened His Marriage and Which Joke Made Him Nervous

Kumail Nanjiani on How 'The Big Sick' Strengthened His Marriage and Which Joke Made Him Nervous
ilicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, set out to subvert romantic comedy tropes in penning The Big Sick, their semi-autobiographical account of the dramatic first year of their relationship.

Instead of the typical three-step plot, The Big Sick (released by Amazon and Lionsgate) goes more like this: Pakistani-born boy meets white American girl. Boy breaks up with girl over cultural differences. Girl falls into a medical coma.

Nanjiani, 39, who also plays himself in the film, explains how writing such a personal screenplay (now nominated for a Gotham Award) strengthened his and Gordon's marriage...
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‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Film Review: Denzel Washington’s Lawyer Doesn’t Quite Close the Case

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‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Film Review: Denzel Washington’s Lawyer Doesn’t Quite Close the Case
Usually a film’s title offers at least a clue as to what it’s about. Not so with “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Even the ads show only the back of Denzel Washington’s head with a fuzzy Afro. That’s the first tipoff that writer-director Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”) may be more concerned with character than story. Fortunately, as a civil rights attorney mired in the activism of the ’60s and ’70s, Washington’s performance as Israel is quirky and charming enough to almost pull it off. It’s not just the hair, dorky oversized glasses, gapped teeth, and rumpled
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Espn’s ‘Mike and Mike’ Bid Emotional Farewell in Final Show (Video)

Espn’s ‘Mike and Mike’ Bid Emotional Farewell in Final Show (Video)
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic said goodbye to their radio and TV show “Mike and Mike” on Friday, after nearly 18 years together on Espn. “This is the part that will be a little difficult to get through,” Greenberg said at the very end of their final episode, as the co-hosts called their families to the stage. “The most important words that I can think of today are ‘Thank You,'” an emotional Greeny continued to the audience. “Thank you to all of you for choosing this all these years.” Also Read: Who Needs Espn? Barstool Sports to Launch 24/7 Channel on SiriusXM “Yeah,
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MoviePass Drops Monthly Price Again, Below Average Cost of Movie Ticket

MoviePass Drops Monthly Price Again, Below Average Cost of Movie Ticket
Good news moviegoers: MoviePass has dropped its price again! Bad news exhbitors: MoviePass has dropped its price — again. On Friday, the subscription-based movie ticketing service rolled out yet another promotion to reel in new customers. This time, the monthly price is around $7.50 a month (including a processing fee) with a new annual subscription. That’s significantly less than the $8.93 nationwide average price for a movie ticket that the National Association of Theater Owners reported last month for the third quarter of 2017. Also Read: Innovators List 2017: 10 Hollywood Disrupters From MoviePass CEO to James Corden (Videos) “Annual Plan — Pay $89.95...
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'The Star': Meet the Voices Behind Each Character

'The Star': Meet the Voices Behind Each Character
Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey's animated rendition of the nativity, The Star, tells the original Christmas tale through the eyes of the animals.

From Ruth, the shepherd's sheep, to Deborah and Cyrus, the wisemen's camels, the movie recounts the biblical Christmas story from an unconventional viewpoint.

The movie hits theaters Nov. 17.

Read below to learn more about voices behind these animals.

 

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