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'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm

'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm
Following a strong performance in March, the domestic box office has slowed throughout the early part of April and this weekend won't be much different. Of course, just like last April saw Avengers: Infinity War close out the month, this April will conclude with the highly anticipated release of Avengers: Endgame, and studios are making way for the release by saving any major releases for the weeks following Endgame's debut. As for this week's newcomers, we're seeing several titles made for specifically targeted audiences such as Wednesday's debuts of Breakthrough and Disneynature's Penguins along with tomorrow's launch of The Curse of La Llorona. Warner Bros. and New Line are looking at their third straight weekend with the #1 film, this time around with the horror release, The Curse of La Llorona, debuting in 3,372 locations. While not specifically billed as a new entry in the Conjuring franchise, La Llorona does co-star
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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’

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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’
Clint Eastwood may direct “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” a look at a security guard whose life gets turned upside down after media reports identified him as a possible suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.

The film is currently set up at Disney/Fox and could reunite Eastwood with Alan Horn, the current Disney Studios chief who worked with the filmmaker when he was in charge of Warner Bros. motion picture division. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio had originally been attached to star, but they will no longer appear in the movie. Their involvement will be limited to producing the film.

Eastwood’s involvement could change. He circled the project several years ago before opting to direct “Sully” with Tom Hanks. “O.J.: Made in America” director Ezra Edelman was last person to consider the project.

Eastwood had a box office success with last year’s drug runner drama “The Mule,
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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary

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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary
Alex Ross Perry will write and direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Rest Stop” for Legendary, the distributor announced on Thursday.

Craig Flores will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee for Legendary.

More to come…

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Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel

Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel
Tessa Thompson, one of the stars of Thor: Ragnarok, says that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched.

Thor might not have gotten off to the most blockbuster start but the franchise’s latest effort, Thor Ragnarok, certainly captured the imagination, delighting fans and critics around the world.

The future of characters like Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers: Endgame isn’t quite clear at the moment but fans of the Asgardian will be delighted to hear that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched, according to Tessa Thompson. In a recent interview with La Times, she said:

“I heard that a pitch has happened for [another Thor film]. I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika Waititi [who directed ‘Ragnarok‘] would come back.”

Does the idea of Thor 4 directed by Waititi sound good to you? Let us know in the comments below on Twitter @flickeringmyth…

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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Between his love for his family and his rise to evil, Anakin Skywalker flaunts one of the richest stories of any antihero in Star Wars and, more broadly, pop culture. The release of The Rise of Skywalker is just around the corner, and we can't help but wonder if this iconic fallen Jedi will return to cap off the sequel trilogy. Luckily, there are certainly many factors that point toward a tentative yes, so let's investigate them closely.

Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin in the prequels, hasn't been officially confirmed as part of the cast. Still, we can't imagine the third trilogy ending without Anakin. With Palpatine's return, it only makes sense that Anakin will come back to complete a full-circle narrative with the prequel and original trilogies in mind. Remember that the new title is The Rise of Skywalker. While this could refer to Ben Solo, who, through Leia,
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Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide

Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide
If you listen closely, you’ll hear the combined cries of middle-aged men and teenage girls from around the world. Why? Because it’s been announced that the upcoming adaptation of popular ‘80s toy line/cartoon “Masters of the Universe” has been pushed back from later this year until 2020. That means that we still are at least a year away from heartthrob Noah Centineo showing us what he’s got as the popular character He-Man.
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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women

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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup, boosting the number of female filmmakers in official selection to 13, four of whom will compete for the Palme d’Or. The number of Americans is also up, including Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”), Ira Sachs (Isabelle Huppert starrer “Frankie”), and director Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,” which was previously announced as the opening night film.

Conspicuously absent from the titles announced during the Paris-based press conference was Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” which is still in editing, according to artistic director Thierry Frémaux, and which he hopes will be completed in time to premiere at Cannes.

Other high-profile films in the lineup include Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” now playing in Spanish cinemas, and new films from past Palme d’Or winners Ken Loach (“Sorry We Missed You”), who has competed 13 times before, and
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15-Year-Old ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Will Miss Shaming ‘A Load of Grown Men’

15-Year-Old ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Will Miss Shaming ‘A Load of Grown Men’
It’s been two seasons since Bella Ramsey first appeared on “Game of Thrones” as Lyanna Mormont and instantly established herself as one of the show’s best characters. Now 15, the actress has seen her role expand as the epic HBO series nears its end. The Cut asked Ramsey what she’ll miss most about playing the Lady of Bear Island, and she gave a very in-character answer: “the opportunity to stand up in front of a load of grown men and shame them.”

“I think playing confident characters also helps with your own confidence,” she added. “Say you’re in a situation where you’re feeling anxious or nervous — you can become a character and work through it that way. I’ll miss that about her.”

Mormont has become a fan favorite for, frankly, being a badass who delivers lines like “I don’t plan on knitting by the
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‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Star Jimmie Fails Signs With CAA

‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Star Jimmie Fails Signs With CAA
Jimmie Fails, co-writer and star of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” has signed with CAA for representation.

The drama, inspired by Fails’ own life, had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In his review for Variety, chief film critic Peter Debruge described the film as “a gorgeous and touchingly idealistic movie centered on a young man who refuses to give up on the dream of one day moving back into his childhood home.” He wrote, “Joe Talbot’s moody debut, inspired by best friend Jimmie Fails’ obsession with his childhood home, shows promise, despite its thin premise.”

Joe Talbot directed the movie, which was Fails’ feature debut. Jonathan Majors also stars in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” produced by Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B Entertainment.

A24 will release “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” on June 14.

Fails, who
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‘Killing Eve’ Exclusive First Look: Eve Meets the Romantic Competition – Watch

‘Killing Eve’ Exclusive First Look: Eve Meets the Romantic Competition – Watch
Killing Eve” is about many things: murder, style, ego, control, but most of all, desire. The series is powered off of the mutual fascination between dedicated MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and the flamboyant, attention-seeking international assassin who calls herself Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Their intense chemistry came to a head in the finale last season when Eve stabbed Villanelle, which led to them being parted this year.

That reset and separation in Season 2 has prompted Eve to reevaluate her current, government-recognized romantic relationship, her marriage to her husband Niko (Owen McDonnell). Last season, Eve shut him out and pulled away from their relationship in her blind pursuit of Villanelle and revenge for her co-worker’s murder. Although Niko showed forbearance, taking care of Eve and even cooking her meals daily, he eventually lost his patience as a result of her drive.

In last week’s episode, the Polastris are
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Fox’s X-Men Series ‘The Gifted’ Canceled After Two Seasons

Now that Disney has taken over the properties of 20th Century Fox, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are excited to see characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool back home at Marvel Studios. But that means the other Marvel Comics properties are becoming obsolete. The X-Men film franchise is ending with Dark Phoenix […]

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Alex Ross Perry Will Write and Direct Stephen King Short Story Adaptation ‘Rest Stop’

Legendary Pictures has tapped Alex Ross Perry to write and direct a new film adaptation of the Stephen King short story “Rest Stop,” Variety is reporting. The short story follows an author who flees the scene after overhearing and breaking up a domestic spat at a rest stop. Initially published in a 2003 issue of Esquire, “Rest Stop” won the National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2004. It also appears in King’s 2008 story collection “Just After Sunset.”

According to Variety, the film will be a cat-and-mouse thriller following the twisted journey of two women after an encounter at a rest stop. If that is the case, Perry’s script will evidently diverge from the source material in some ways, including swapping the genders of the main character and focusing on two characters instead of one.

Perry is coming off of a critical highlight of his career with “Her Smell,” a dizzying
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Film Review: ‘Stuck’

Film Review: ‘Stuck’
A stalled New York City subway carriage serves as a toe-tapping musical Petri dish for six socioeconomically diverse souls in the unique stage-to-screen musical adaptation “Stuck.” Sharing a stylistic template with its 2016 left-coast cousin “La La Land” (which it predated Off-Broadway by a good four years), the film’s 2017 copyright suggests a missed opportunity for momentum that could be made up by the positive word-of-mouth (generated by the film’s fest-circuit delay) for a modest achievement that benefits from a lot of heart and not being like anything else out there.

“I bring a measure of grace to the world,” says Shakespeare-spouting homeless philosopher Lloyd, a dishevelled yet dignified Greek chorus who sets the stage in song: “It’s a common notion that the universe will shove together people who uniquely offer what the other needs.”

With that, the train on which he seems to live grinds to a halt.
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Upcoming ‘Stranger Things’ Plagiarism Trial Could Reveal Season 3 Spoilers

Upcoming ‘Stranger Things’ Plagiarism Trial Could Reveal Season 3 Spoilers
As Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer head to trial over plagiarism charges, they’re worried about something worse than litigation: spoilers. Charlie Kessler is suing the Duffers, claiming they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a script he wrote. The Duffers deny this. In addition to fighting to prove their ownership of […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Will Screen ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Free

Three days after Notre Dame was nearly lost forever, Alamo Drafthouse has announced its plan to honor the damaged-but-not-destroyed cathedral by screening “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in it least three cities across the country. Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo in William Dieterle’s adaptation of the novel by Victor Hugo, which is credited by some with literally saving the architectural marvel for which it’s named; the centuries-old church was regarded by some Parisians as an eyesore prior to the book’s publication. Drafthouse CEO Tim League announced the news with a heartfelt post:

“In times of loss, I want to spend time and reminisce and reflect. When Prince passed away, I spent nearly the whole day listening to his music and watching countless epic live performances. He was my favorite musician when I was in high school and warm memories from those days came flooding back. In the
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Tessa Thompson Says ‘Thor 4’ Pitch Is to Have Taika Waititi Return to Direct

Tessa Thompson Says ‘Thor 4’ Pitch Is to Have Taika Waititi Return to Direct
The upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” is set to say goodbye to longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans), but the future looks bright for original Avengers such as Black Widow, Thor, and more. Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a standalone Black Widow movie, and now word comes from Tessa Thompson that a fourth “Thor” movie appears on track to happen.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times to promote the upcoming indie film “Little Woods,” Thompson said that last she heard the gears had been already set in motion for the next “Thor” movie. Thompson said from what little she’s heard so far the plan is to have “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi return being the camera for the next standalone “Thor” film.

“I heard that a pitch has happened for [another “Thor” film],” Thompson said. “I don’t
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Exclusive: ‘Burning’ Star Jeon Jong-seo Eyed Join Kate Hudson in Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘Blood Moon’

Burning star Jeon Jong-seo is in discussions to join Kate Hudson in Blood Moon, the third feature from writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour, multiple sources have told Collider. Last October, Deadline reported that Craig Robinson and Zac Efron would co-star in the fantasy feature, thought it's unclear if Efron is still involved anymore. Blood Moon follows a girl with strange and dangerous abilities who escapes from a mental asylum and rejoins the chaos of modern civilization on the hedonistic streets of New Orleans. The film is said to be inspired by fantasy-adventure movies of the ’80s …
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‘The Next Generation’ Veteran Jonathan Frakes to Direct Picard Series Episodes; Alison Pill and More to Cast

‘The Next Generation’ Veteran Jonathan Frakes to Direct Picard Series Episodes; Alison Pill and More to Cast
20 years later, one first officer of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting promoted to captain for CBS All Access’ upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series. Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in the beloved sci-fi series, has been tapped as a Picard series director, reuniting him with his USS Enterprise captain played by Patrick Stewart. However, Frakes, who […]

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First ‘Murder Mystery’ Images Reunite Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston in Netflix Comedy

In recent years, Adam Sandler as found a cozy home at Netflix, where he's turned out comedy specials and feature films for the streaming network. The giant deal reportedly came as a result of Netflix's all-mighty algorithm, which pointed to Sandler's massive star power, even as box office returns dwindled for his theatrical releases. By all available metrics the experiment was a success, and four years since his 2015 streaming debut The Ridiculous Six, Sandler is still in business with the streaming service. Their latest team-up lands …
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Daily Podcast: Why The Mandalorian Is Groundbreaking, Y: The Last Man, The Suicide Squad, Avengers: Endgame & Swamp Thing

Daily Podcast: Why The Mandalorian Is Groundbreaking, Y: The Last Man, The Suicide Squad, Avengers: Endgame & Swamp Thing
On the April 18 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Y: The Last Man, The Suicide Squad, The Mandalorian, Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars, Disney+, and Swamp Thing. You can […]

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