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Production Resumes on ‘Fast & Furious 9’; Investigation Into Stuntman Injury Under Way

Production Resumes on ‘Fast & Furious 9’; Investigation Into Stuntman Injury Under Way
Production resumed Tuesday on “Fast & Furious 9,” a day after an accident at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, near London, left a stuntman in hospital. The U.K. agency responsible for workplace safety confirmed that it is now investigating the accident.

The stuntman, Joe Watts, was working on a second unit when he sustained head injuries in a fall. He has been placed in an induced coma after having been taken to a London hospital in an air ambulance. Watts was not Vin Diesel’s stunt double, as was reported by some British tabloids.

In a since-deleted social media post, his girlfriend said Monday night that he had suffered a serious head injury but was in a stable condition.

Main-unit filming resumed Tuesday, but the second unit remained closed. Universal and Warner Bros. declined to comment.

The Health and Safety Executive told Variety that a probe into what happened is underway.
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Far from Home Just Became the Highest-Grossing Spider-Man Movie Ever

Far from Home Just Became the Highest-Grossing Spider-Man Movie Ever
It's a good day to be Tom Holland, as Spider-Man: Far from Home is officially the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie ever. Holland's latest solo adventure as Peter Parker in the MCU made its way to theaters earlier this month and, ever since, it's been collecting serious amounts of cash in a major hurry. With what the movie made over the weekend factored in, it's now set to cross the coveted $1 billion mark worldwide any day now, which is more good news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spider-Man: Far From Home added an additional $37.2 million over the weekend, which included a very solid $21 million in its third weekend domestically. That brings its grand box office total to $970.9 million. With that in mind, it's highly likely that the Jon Watts-directed sequel will swing over the $1 billion mark by next weekend's end, if not sooner. To date, the movie has earned $319.8 million domestically,
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy Teaming for 'Nine Lives of Louis Wain' for Amazon, StudioCanal

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy Teaming for 'Nine Lives of Louis Wain' for Amazon, StudioCanal
Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy are set to unite for first time since 2011 in The Nine Lives of Louis Wain, which Amazon has pre-bought U.S. rights for.

The drama — about a real-life Victorian painter — is being helmed by BAFTA-nominated British director Will Sharpe (Flowers), who wrote the script together with Simon Stephenson. The project is being produced by U.K. banner Showbox Films alongside Cumberbatch's own production company SunnyMarch, with backing from StudioCanal and Film4.

Wain was an eccentric English artist who was known for his drawings of anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. In ...
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Toronto Film Festival: ‘Joker,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Hustlers’ Among Big Premieres

Toronto Film Festival: ‘Joker,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Hustlers’ Among Big Premieres
This year’s Toronto Film Festival will feature super-villain origin stories, splashy literary adaptations, and Tom Hanks as the most beloved performer in children’s television.

The Canadian celebration of all things movies unveiled its 2019 lineup on Tuesday, and it appears to be an eclectic mixture of glossy awards bait, auteur-driven indies, and populist crowd-pleasers. It’s a bill of fare that ranges from “Joker,” a gritty and very R-rated take on the clown prince of crime, to “Abominable,” an animated adventure featuring an adorable Yeti that’s geared at audiences that are roughly a decade removed from being able to watch “Joker” without a parent or guardian. Bridging that cavernous age gap is “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a drama about Fred Rogers that features the aforementioned Hanks as the family entertainment icon. Unless it unveils some hitherto unknown skeletons in Rogers’ closet — before starting an on-camera career,
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Superhero Bits: How Captain America Returned the Infinity Stones, New X-Men Logos & More

Want to see the entire DC Universe panel from Comic-Con? Want to see the new X-Men logos being used for Marvel’s latest comic event? What’s different about the Batman: Hush animated movie when compared to the comic? How did Captain America return all of the Infinity Stones? Which Marvel character does Joe Manganiello want to […]

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James Marsden Almost Played Burt Reynolds in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

James Marsden Almost Played Burt Reynolds in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has a huge cast. As the film entered production, we reached a point where daily casting news would add yet another name to an ever-growing list. One of those names was James Marsden – but Marsden didn’t make it into the final film. So who was Marsden going […]

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The ‘Riddick 4’ Script is Done, Just in Case Anyone Other Than Vin Diesel Wants to See It

The ‘Riddick 4’ Script is Done, Just in Case Anyone Other Than Vin Diesel Wants to See It
Vin Diesel loves dropping news on his Instagram account, and his latest is a doozy. It appears the script for Riddick 4 actually exists, and to prove it, Diesel held the physical copy it. Titled Riddick 4: Furya, the script presumably brings back Diesel’s Pitch Black character for yet another adventure. But is anyone even interested in that? Besides […]

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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Teaser: The NickToon TV Movie Arrives on Netflix in August

Hot on the heels of the teaser for Nickelodeon’s TV movie revival of Rocko’s Modern Life, the other anticipated NickToon return that fans have been waiting for has also been given a new teaser and official release date. Invader Zim ran on Nickelodeon from 2001 through 2006, and now the NickToon is back with a […]

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‘Genius’: Why the Mary Shelley Bio Series Got Dropped for Aretha Franklin

‘Genius’: Why the Mary Shelley Bio Series Got Dropped for Aretha Franklin
Mary Shelley brought “Frankenstein” to life, but her own life was found wanting when it comes to Nat Geo. The author was supposed to be the subject of the network’s newest “Genius” season, the network’s scripted biography series, following Picasso and Einstein before him. But in February, Nat Geo announced it would focus on the life of the late, great Aretha Franklin instead.

On Tuesday, National Geographic Global Network President Courteney Monroe explained why the Gothic novelist was dropped.

“We were super-excited about Mary Shelley, a fascinating person, a fascinating life. The fact is that we just couldn’t find a way to crack it creatively for an eight- to 10-hour limited series,” she said. “And our feeling was if we couldn’t do it in a really excellent way and do it right, then we shouldn’t do it.”

“So that’s what happened. We really tried.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Worries Traditional Filmmaking Becoming ‘Dinosaur’ in the Age of Streaming

Leonardo DiCaprio Worries Traditional Filmmaking Becoming ‘Dinosaur’ in the Age of Streaming
Leonardo DiCaprio is nervous traditional filmmaking may be in danger of extinction.

“We’re entering this age of streaming where things are so immediate and all of a sudden you have a new show, eight episodes of a new brilliant show that comes on that you can watch almost every other day,” DiCaprio told Variety at Monday’s premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s look at 1969 Los Angeles.

DiCaprio stars in the movie as a fading Hollywood star with Brad Pitt as his loyal stuntman and now driver.

“So when you’re talking about a movie that’s shot on film where you have all of Hollywood Boulevard that like physically transformed into 1969 with no CGI, this is kind of a real throwback to an era of filmmaking we’re not going to see anymore,” he said.

“In a way it is a bit of a dinosaur,
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Cool Stuff: ‘Captain Marvel’ Pager, Iron Man’s Last Arc Reactor, and Spider-Man’s Drone Get Life-Size Replicas

Cool Stuff: ‘Captain Marvel’ Pager, Iron Man’s Last Arc Reactor, and Spider-Man’s Drone Get Life-Size Replicas
During Comic-Con, a life-size replica of Tony Stark’s first arc reactor from the original Iron Man was revealed by Hot Toys. But the high-end collectible company has even more prop replicas of cool gadgets from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the way. Hot Toys has unveiled a trio of prop replicas that will be available […]

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‘The Purge’ Season 2 Trailer Teases a New Take on the Worst Night Ever

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, The Purge season 2 trailer debuts courtesy of the USA Network and reminds you there are still some surprises left. The trailer for the second season of the TV series based on the film franchise of the same name arrived this week. With it came the promise of a new take on the classic story wherein Americans everywhere are given permission to do whatever they want to their fellow countrymen in whatever way they choose for a 12-hour window where all crime is legal. The season 2 Purge trailer hints …
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Natalie Portman Will Be Known as “Mighty Thor” in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Natalie Portman Will Be Known as “Mighty Thor” in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Natalie Portman is playing the Goddess of Thunder in Taika Waititi‘s upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder – but how are fans supposed to distinguish between her version of Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s version in casual conversation? Thankfully, Waititi has provided an answer: Portman’s Jane Foster will be known as “Mighty Thor” in the new […]

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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Movie ‘The Aeronauts’ Changes Release Plan

Amazon Studios is pushing back the release of its Eddie Redmayne-Felicity Jones drama The Aeronauts from Oct. 25 to Dec. 6, and cutting the film's theatrical window to just two weeks, as it is now expected to begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 20. Directed by Tom Harper, The Aeronauts is set in 1862 and follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. It’s a journey to the edge of a then-known world, where the air …
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‘Saw’ Reboot Release Date Moves to the Terrifying Month of May

‘Saw’ Reboot Release Date Moves to the Terrifying Month of May
The Saw movies used to be a tradition every Halloween season. A new sequel would roll around every October, to the point where they adopted the somewhat nonsensical tagline “If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw!” The new Saw reboot, from the twisted mind of Chris Rock, was originally set for an October release date as well – October […]

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Ashley Lazarus, Director of Apartheid-Era Cult Classic, Returns to Screen

Durban–Director Ashley Lazarus, whose film about the interracial friendship between two young boys during the apartheid era became a South African cult classic in the 1970s, is set to return to the big screen with a film that builds on his life-long passion for early-childhood education.

“Teacher Wanted” is the inspirational story of a teacher who fights to win over the unruly students in a struggling township school. It stars Themba Ntuli as a teacher who, like the actor himself, was born with a hormone deficiency that stunted his growth, giving him the appearance of a 12-year-old boy.

“The idea comes from our passion for early education. It comes from my love for the youth,” says Ntuli, who is an ambassador for the Early Education Foundation in South Africa.

The film – which turns on the teacher’s uncanny ability to relate to his students, because of his youthful look
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Mueller Testimony: How to Watch and Livestream the Hearing

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will answer questions about his investigation into obstructions of justice and Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election during a testimony that will be publicly aired Wednesday.

The testimony will be aired on most major networks, including CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and C-span. IndieWire will also be streaming the testimony and will embed a livestream in this article when it begins.

It is unclear how much information Mueller will divulge, but the testimony will unfold over two parts. The topic of obstruction of justice will be discussed in a three-hour session before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m. Et / 5:30 a.m. Pt, while Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election will be covered during a two-hour session before the House Intelligence Committee at noon Et / 9 a.m. Pt.

Mueller previously stated that he hoped that his public May address about the investigation would be
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Batman Producer Defends Robert Pattinson Against Casting Backlash: ‘Wait Until You See It’

Batman Producer Defends Robert Pattinson Against Casting Backlash: ‘Wait Until You See It’
Longtime Batman executive producer Michael E. Uslan has a message for anyone upset that Robert Pattinson is taking over the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman: “Wait until you see the movie.” Uslan addressed casting backlash at Germany’s Ccxp Cologne convention (via Comic Book). Pattinson is playing the comic book hero in Matt Reeves 2021 Warner Bros. tentpole “The Batman.” The actor’s casting was announced in May and left many fans upset by the decision.

“The star of the Batman movies is Bruce Wayne. Batman is the star,” Uslan said. “Batman is who everyone wants to see, along with the supervillains, so how does a filmmaker make the choice of which actor to cast? And I think the real key question for fans, and for all of us to focus on, is the filmmaker. My position is this: trust the filmmaker and give the filmmaker, and the filmmaker’s vision,
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Wesley Snipes Implores Angry ‘Blade’ Fans to “Chillaaxx” After Marvel Studios Reboot News

Wesley Snipes Implores Angry ‘Blade’ Fans to “Chillaaxx” After Marvel Studios Reboot News
Even though X-Men started the modern comic book movie craze in 2000, and Iron Man pioneered the idea of a massive shared cinematic universe for superheroes, Blade deserves some credit for digging into Marvel Comics before both of them. The half-vampire, half-human character played by Wesley Snipes delivered some solid action and plenty of blood, […]

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Channing Tatum’s Free Association Partners With Atwater Capital for Film Development Fund

Channing Tatum’s Free Association Partners With Atwater Capital for Film Development Fund
Free Association, a production company led by Channing Tatum, Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, has entered into a film development fund with Atwater Capital.

The four-year $2 million revolving fund stipulates that Atwater will finance a minimum of five films with Free Association. Michael Parets, VP of production, will oversee the deal. Free Association will continue working under the first-look pact with Universal Pictures.

Since Atwater Capital’s launch in 2017, the company has invested in media endeavors like the Stockholm-based Epidemic Sound, Mad River Pictures, the David Ayer helmed “The Tax Collector,” four German film and TV companies in partnership with Kkr and the English-language remake of Louis-Julien Petit’s “Les Invisibles.”

Tatum’s films have wracked up more than $4.5 billion at the box office. Tatum has producing credits on the two “Jump Street” films and the “Magic Mike” series. He is currently filming “Free Guy” with director Shawn Levy and co-stars Ryan Reynolds,
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