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Michael Shannon in Talks for Guillermo del Toro’s Romance Movie

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Michael Shannon is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s untitled supernatural romance for Fox Searchlight. The project, which has been rumored to be titled “The Shape of Water,” is set in 1963 with Shannon playing the villain of the story. A mute laboratory worker, to be played by Sally Hawkins, falls in love… Read more »

‘The Revenant’ Exec Producers Form Facing East, Back ‘Inversion’

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Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee, exec producers of “The Revenant,” have formed production-financing company Facing East and are backing sci-fi adventure “Inversion.” The company, which plans three to four major productions every two years, is based in Beijing and Hong Kong. It announced Friday that “Inversion” has attached Peter Segal as director with Segal working… Read more »

Sony in Talks for ‘Slender Man’ Horror Movie

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Sony Pictures is in negotiations to produce and distribute a “Slender Man” movie, based on the supernatural character who stalks, abducts and traumatizes people. Exclusive worldwide rights to the intellectual property “Slender Man” have been acquired by Mythology Entertainment in partnership with Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment for all platforms including motion… Read more »

Idris Elba in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Idris Elba is in talks to star alongside Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game.” Chastain is in negotiations for the lead role of Molly Bloom, based on the real-life story of a young, Olympic-class skier who ran an exclusive Hollywood high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17… Read more »

‘Tiger Hunter’ and ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Win Big at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

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The 32nd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival gave top prizes to two films directed by women: L.A.-based Lena Khan’s “The Tiger Hunter,” which won the grand jury prize for narrative feature; and the top winner in the docu category, Nanfu Wang’s “Hooligan Sparrow.” “Tiger,” which marks Khan’s feature-directing debut, also won three other… Read more »

Judge Close to Throwing Out Sumner Redstone Case

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UPDATED: Just as the much anticipated trial over Sumner Redstone’s mental capacity got underway, Judge David Cowan suggested Friday afternoon that he is close to dismissing the case because of Redstone’s own words. Cowan said he relied heavily on Redstone’s videotaped testimony, in which the media mogul strongly said he wanted his longtime companion, Manuela… Read more »

Charlize Theron Comedy ‘Tully’ From Jason Reitman Gets Financing

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Bron Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance Charlize Theron’s comedy “Tully” with Jason Reitman directing from Diablo Cody’s script. Aaron L. Gilbert, Bron’s managing director, announced Friday that the film will start production in late summer in Vancouver. Sierra/Affinity has also come on board and will launch international sales of the movie at… Read more »

Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Designated Survivor’ to Premiere This Fall on ABC — Watch First Teaser

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Kiefer Sutherland will return to television with ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” a political conspiracy thriller in which he will play the President. Though Variety reported last year that “Designated Survivor” landed a straight-to-series order, ABC confirmed for the first time today that the series has officially been picked up with an initial order of 13 episodes…. Read more »