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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office
Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed impressively in its expansion with $1.4 million at 62 locations during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Phantom Thread” posted an impressive $22,984 per-screen average — by far the highest average on the domestic chart as Focus Features expanded the run from six screens. Focus plans to screen the film in more than 500 locations next weekend.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, has now grossed a total of $2.5 million. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character, a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion. His life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

“Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations,
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Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role

Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role
Dave Bautista was almost not in Blade Runner 2049 for a very strange reason — he was too young.

Bautista and director Denis Villeneuve recalled the story of how the 48-year-old actor almost missed out on the role of Sapper Morton on the Blade Runner 2049 blu-ray special features.

"The vulnerability that Dave brought to the character was essential for the movie to be a success," Villeneuve said of the importance of casting the right farmer replicant.

Bautista, known also for playing Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said the experience of playing Sapper was a first for him.

"This was something completely...
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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’

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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’
On Sunday, Mark Strong confirmed TheWrap’s reporting the he is playing the villain in “Shazam,” telling Contactmusic that “I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun.” Sivana will be Strong’s second time playing a DC Comics villain. The first was Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern,” a film Strong told Contactmusic he thought was “rather good.” However, the film’s disappointing box office led to the cancelation of planned sequels which would have featured Sinestro in a much larger role, “so I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world.” Strong added. Strong said...
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‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban

‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban
Saudi Arabia made history on December 11 when it was announced the country would officially be lifting its 35-year ban on cinema. The decision caused many to wonder what the first movie to screen publicly would be. Would representatives go with a classic? A superhero film? An acclaimed local indie like “Wadjda”? The real answer it turns out is perhaps the most critically reviled U.S. film of 2017: “The Emoji Movie.”

Reuters reports that the Sony-backed animated comedy “The Emoji Movie” was the first film to screen publicly in Saudi Arabia on January 13. The movie was screened as a double feature with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” While the country continues to wait for its first movie theater to open sometime in March, authorities have begun sponsoring temporary theater locations. “The Emoji Movie,” for instance,
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Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film

Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film
Hope remains for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to become an actual movie that happens, rather than a long-hoped-for sequel that never materializes. Director Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi actioner didn’t explode at the box office, but it earned high critical praise and grew its legion of fans once it hit home video, offering up a smart and refreshingly unique blockbuster that stood in direct contrast to the plainness of other big-budget fare. Liman, stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and writer Christopher McQuarrie all expressed interest and desire to make a sequel, and while it’…
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Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie

Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie
In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on.

According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for a possible role in his Manson era movie. The story will be set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and center on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business.

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Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation

Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer has been accused of additional acts of sexual misconduct following an initial allegation from actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku posted a statement on Facebook alleging Kramer sexually assaulted her on the set of “True Lies” when she was 12 years old. Now stunt woman Laura Albert has told Deadline that Kramer was sexually inappropriate with her 15-year-old sister and her 16-year-old friend on the 1997 set of “Virus.”

“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
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The Morning Watch: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Briefcase Theory, Aspect Ratio Ignorance & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how HBO is keeping you from […]

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Natpe: HBO Latin America Launches Direct Distribution Operation for International Markets

Seeking a bigger distribution punch for its high-end lineup, HBO Latin America has launched its own direct international sales and distribution operation, HBO Latin America Licensing, which will present at Natpe its lineup, including some of the most praised and prized high-end TV series from Latin America.

Featuring Intl. Emmy Award winner “Sr. Avila,” “The Bronze Garden,” HBO Latin America’s biggest 2017 ratings hit, and classic “Profugos,” showrun by Pablo Larraín (“Neruda,” “Jackie”), the HBO Miami-based unit is headed by Xavier Aristimuño, HBO Latin America vice-president, licensing. He reports to Francisco Smith, HBO Latin America president of distribution and media development.

The launch of a new sales division handling 100% of HBO Latin America series comes as the company has sought to leverage the reach of its standalone services around the world for a more simultaneous roll-out of its top-shows. “The Bronze Garden” bowed June 25 on Latin America HBO and HBO Go, on [link=co
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NBCU Intl Acquires ‘The Outpost’ For Syfy; IQiyi Advancing On Ipo – Global Briefs

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired The Outpost, an original fantasy adventure series that will air on Syfy channels outside the U.S. Stargate co-writer and producer Dean Devlin, and Stargate Sg-1 showrunner/exec producer Jonathan Glassner are exec producers of the series created by Arrowstorm Entertainment's Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller (Mythica). Production begins today in Utah on the story of Talon, (Roman Empire‘s Jessica Green) who is the lone survivor…
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Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan on director's cuts, Scorsese and studio battles

The writer-director behind Manchester by the Sea and You Can Count On Me talks about his struggles with the much-delayed 2011 drama Margaret

Writing a screenplay without directing it is obviously easier than writing and directing, just because it’s less work. But it’s not as much fun, mostly because you have no real control over the end product. There are exceptions. I had a wonderful experience recently doing a four-part television adaptation of Howards End for the BBC, which was then beautifully directed by Hettie Macdonald. Nothing turns out exactly as you imagined, whether you direct your scripts or not.

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Charades reveals first look at Paris Rendez-vous titles 'Conviction', 'Head Above Water' (exclusive)

Sales company was launched by Carole Baraton, Pierre Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars last year.

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Marina Foïs in ‘Conviction’

Fledgling sales company Charades - launched by Carole Baraton, Pierre Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars last year - makes its Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (Dec 18-22) debut this week with two first features.

The Paris-based outfit, working out of roof-top offices above the Rendez-vous’s Gaumont Opéra Cinema screening hub, will kick off sales on Antoine Raimbault’s murder trial drama Conviction and Margaux Bonhomme’s Head Above Water, about a young woman who takes on the care of her mentally and physically challenged sister.

The company has released exclusive first looks at both films.

Source: Charades

‘Head Above Water’

“We fell in love with these personal stories at the script stage,” said Mazars and Baraton.

“They correspond with our desire to work with young film-makers and defend them internationally as well as support
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'Get Out', 'Girls Trip' among NAACP Image Award winners

'Get Out', 'Girls Trip' among NAACP Image Award winners
The NAACP Image Awards announced their winners on Monday night.

Source: Universal

‘Get Out’

Get Out was the big winner at the NAACP Image Awards on Monday [15] night with writer-director Jordan Peele winning outstanding writing in a motion picture and outstanding directing in a motion picture, while star Daniel Kaluuya was awarded outstanding actor in a motion picture.

Girls Trip won outstanding motion picture, and Tiffany Haddish won outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for her performance. Detroit was the winner of the outstanding independent motion picture award.

Idris Elba came away with two wins: outstanding actor in a television movie, limited-series or dramatic special for Guerrilla and outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture for Thor: Ragnarok.

Caleb McLaughlin won outstanding performance by a youth (series, special, television movie or limited series) for his role as Lucas in Stranger Things.

Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay won the entertainer of the year award.
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'Trainspotting' producer, Bafta Scotland, Wftv among Glasgow industry line-up (exclusive)

Women In Film & TV and Bafta Scotland to chair panels on gender imbalance and harassment.

Source: Channel Four Films

’Trainspotting’

Screen can reveal the full programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2018 (21 Feb - 4 March) Industry Focus.

The three day strand (28 Feb - 2 March) will be highlighted by talks from producer Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, T2: Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) and Us casting director Kerry Barden (Spotlight, Pitch Perfect).

The 2018 event will also address the recent revelations regarding sexual harassment in the business and wider industry working practices. Bafta Scotland will look at the urgency of redressing the gender imbalance in film and TV and examine practical solutions to improve access, career development and representation, whilst Women in Film & Television will explore the issue of sexual harassment in the UK industry in a panel chaired by Kate Kinninmont MBE, chief executive of Wftv with guests including cinematographer Nicola Daley and casting director Simone Pereira Hind.

Other events include
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'Trainspotting' producer, Bafta Scotland, Wftv among Glasgow industry lineup (exclusive)

Women In Film & TV and Bafta Scotland to chair panels on gender imbalance and harassment.

Source: Channel Four Films

’Trainspotting’

Screen can reveal the full programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2018 (21 Feb - 4 March) Industry Focus.

The three day strand (28 Feb - 2 March) will be highlighted by talks from producer Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, T2: Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) and Us casting director Kerry Barden (Spotlight, Pitch Perfect).

The 2018 event will also address the recent revelations regarding sexual harassment in the business and wider industry working practices. Bafta Scotland will look at the urgency of redressing the gender imbalance in film and TV and examine practical solutions to improve access, career development and representation, whilst Women in Film & Television will explore the issue of sexual harassment in the UK industry in a panel chaired by Kate Kinninmont MBE, chief executive of Wftv with guests including cinematographer Nicola Daley and casting director Simone Pereira Hind.

Other events include
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Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program

Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program
The 12th TV Drama Vision platform which runs Jan.31-Feb 1 at the Göteborg Film Festival, will be held with the theme “The Golden Era of Drama.”

More than 300 participants from 18 countries will discover nearly 30 new drama projects from the Nordic region and beyond, and listen to more than 40 keynote speakers, such as Brian Pearson, Netflix’s director international originals.

Göteborg fest head of industry Cia Edström told Variety she is thrilled to welcome for the first time a representative from the U.S. streaming giant. Pearson who recently relocated from L.A. to Amsterdam, as part of Netflix’s plans to strengthen their original European content, will discuss his company’s plans in the Nordic region and beyond. Other speakers include writer-director Armando Iannucci (“Veep”) and Israeli TV drama pioneer Ran Tellem (“Prisoners of War”) now head of international content development at Spain’s Mediapro Group.

The Golden Era of Drama panelists – Walter Iuzzolino of Channel 4/Walter
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