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‘Mary Magdalene’ finds its Judas in Tahar Rahim

Over the last couple months, Garth Davis‘ upcoming film “Mary Magdalene” has been gaining considerable attention. Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara were cast as Jesus and Mary, and Chiwetel Ejiofer is being courted for Judas. Today, the film may have found its next star to join the cast. According to Variety, actor Tahar Rahim is in talks to join the film as […]

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Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Gold’ with Matthew McConaughey to Strike Theaters on Christmas Day

July 21, 2016 (New York, NY) – TWC-Dimension announced today that the highly anticipated drama GOLD will be released wide on December 25, 2016.   GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold.  Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (INTERSTELLAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) as Kenny Wells, […]

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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Set for Venice Fest

  Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival” and Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals” are likely set to have their premieres at Venice Film Festival when the annual fest runs from August 31 to September 10. The news comes just shy of a week until official announcements regarding the lineups for Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival will […]

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‘Brooklyn’ Director Tackling ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation

  John Crowley, whose film “Brooklyn” captured the hearts of audiences and critics last year, is looking to make a splash with his next film. It was announced today that Crowley would tackle the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.” Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) adapted the screenplay from the […]

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‘Birth of a Nation’ Helmer Nate Parker Gets New Project

  Nate Parker, whose film “Birth of a Nation” stormed Sundance this year and is expected to play into awards season, has another project in the works. It is being reported that Parker has signed a deal to write, direct and produce a film for Legendary. The details, including a title, are being held extremely […]

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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

  Denzel Washington’s “Fences” has been given a huge boost of confidence in the form of a release date in the heart of awards season. Paramount has announced the film will have a limited showing in Los Angeles and New York December 16, and will open wide on Dec. 25. Washington directed, produced and starred in […]

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Mandy Patinkin Joins Tremblay, Roberts and Wilson for ‘Wonder’

  Tony winner and “Homeland” actor Mandy Patinkin has joined the cast of “Wonder,” which also includes Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. The film is an adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s bestselling novel of the same name. In the film, Tremblay, who stunned audiences last year with his performance opposite Brie Larson in “Room,” stars as […]

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‘Snowden’ to Premiere at Comic Con Thursday

  Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” will have its first premiere at Comic Con this Thursday, according to a new report from Deadline. The outlet says that the screening will be the first time an audience has seen the film, and it will be followed by a live Q&A with Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene […]

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Netflix Announces New Episodes of ‘MAKING A MURDERER’

Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif., July 19, 2016 – Netflix today announces that Executive Producers / Directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are in production on new episodes of the Emmy- nominated Making a Murderer. The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of convicted murderer […]

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FSLC announces Ava DuVernay’s The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54

Read the Press Release: New York, NY (July 19, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work […]

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The Academy Elects 2016–17 Board of Governors

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and […]

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‘Star Trek 4’ Confirmed with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth

  Just shy of four days from the release of “Star Trek Beyond,” Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot have confirmed a fourth entry in the franchise will be made, and a familiar face from the first film will return. Over the weekend it was first announced that Chris Hemsworth would be returning to the Star […]

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Box Office: Ghostbusters no match for Pets

(JULY 15 – JULY 17, 2016 estimates) The Secret Life of Pets (Week 2) – $50,560,000 Ghostbusters (Opening) – $46,000,000 The Legend of Tarzan (Week 3) – $11,120,000 Finding Dory (Week 5) – $11,040,000 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Week 2) – $7,500,000 The Purge: Election Year (Week 3) – $6,080,000 Central Intelligence (Week […]

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Annette Bening will be honored by San Diego Film Festival

During Awards season, many film festivals rush to reward veteran actors with special honors. It seems that process has begun this year as Annette Bening will be honored by the San Diego Film Festival. Bening is a four time Academy Award nominee, with her most recent nomination in 2011 for “The Kids are All Right.” […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to play Peter in “Mary Magdalene”

The tale of Jesus and his disciples has always been fascinating for Hollywood. In movies Jesus has been the star of major hits and cult classics alike. Whether he was the star of the box office sensation “The Passion of the Christ” or singing melodies in “Jesus Christ Superstar” as a film character, the messiah […]