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  • ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)
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    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Sonic the Hedgehog" is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have commenced development on a sequel to the live-action family comedy. The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. The movie is still in the development stage […]

  • Cate Blanchett to Officially Star in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’
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    Cate Blanchett to Officially Star in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’

    Cate Blanchett has officially closed a deal to star in director Eli Roth's movie adaptation of the video game "Borderlands" at Lionsgate. Blanchett will portray Lilith, a legendary thief equipped with magical skills. Lionsgate announced the deal on Thursday, a month after Variety first reported the attachment. The project reunites Blanchett with Roth, who collaborated […]

  • Martin Scorsese Filmed His Lockdown Experience for BBC
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    Martin Scorsese Filmed His Lockdown Experience for BBC

    Martin Scorsese made a short film reflecting on his lockdown experience in his New York City home during the coronavirus crisis, to be aired on Thursday on BBC Two. The "exclusive and very personal" movie will air as part of the final program in the series "Lockdown Culture With Mary Beard," which is presented from […]

  • Masked ‘Mandalorian’ Actor Spurs Golden Globes Rules Change
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    Masked ‘Mandalorian’ Actor Spurs Golden Globes Rules Change

    Pedro Pascal and his masked bounty hunter on "The Mandalorian" have made an impact on the Golden Globes' rules. In a timely move during this era of mask wearing, a new Globe rule clarifies that Pascal, whose face wasn't visible for most of the show, was indeed eligible last year to compete as an actor […]

  • Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87
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    Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87

    Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on "Seinfeld," died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87. The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970's "Hercules in New York." Herd was […]

  • Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas
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    Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas

    Matthew McConaughey personally delivered a carload of face masks to hospitals fighting coronavirus in Texas. The actor and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey dropped off 110,000 face masks ahead of Memorial Day weekend. McConaughey posted a photo of his car and the boxes of masks on his Instagram account on Thursday. "Thanks to @lincoln for […]

  • Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms
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    Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms

    The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, the region's governor confirmed on Sunday. Luca Zaia, governor of Veneto, said the world's longest-running film festival, which was due to take place Sept. 2-12, is still on. The official's confirmation comes days after the Venice Biennale, which oversees the film festival among a […]

  • Horror Movie ‘The Wretched’ Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity
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    Horror Movie ‘The Wretched’ Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity

    IFC's horror movie "The Wretched" is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period. Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Most movie theaters across the country are still […]

  • ‘Avatar’ Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand
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    ‘Avatar’ Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

    The "Avatar" crew may be heading back to Pandora soon. Producer Jon Landau posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday saying that he and the "Avatar" cast and crew are returning to New Zealand next week. Like most films, the "Avatar" sequels had to halt production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Our 'Avatar' […]

  • ‘Mission: Impossible 7’: Esai Morales Replaces Nicholas Hoult as Villain
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    ‘Mission: Impossible 7’: Esai Morales Replaces Nicholas Hoult as Villain

    Esai Morales will replace Nicholas Hoult as the villain in Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible 7," Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have confirmed. Hoult, whose exact role in the film was unknown, had to depart due to scheduling concerns. "Mission: Impossible" closed down production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though it's unclear when filming […]

  • Mel Gibson's new movie Force of Nature has caused controversy before release
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    Mel Gibson's new movie Force of Nature has caused controversy before release

    "This is not an okay movie."

  • Hagen Mills, ‘Baskets’ Actor, Dies at 29 in Attempted Murder-Suicide
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    Hagen Mills, ‘Baskets’ Actor, Dies at 29 in Attempted Murder-Suicide

    Hagen Mills, an actor best known for his role in the pilot of "Baskets," died in an attempted murder-suicide on Tuesday evening. He was 29. Mills was discovered by police when officers responded to reports of a shooting in Mayfield, Ky., at 5:45 p.m. After investigating, it was determined that Mills had held his 4-year-old […]

  • Secret Marvel Movie From Sony in the Works With Director S.J. Clarkson (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Secret Marvel Movie From Sony in the Works With Director S.J. Clarkson (EXCLUSIVE)

    Though audiences will have to wait until 2021 for "Morbius" and "Venom 2" to hit the big screen, Sony Pictures is continuing to build up its slate of Marvel films. Veteran TV director S.J. Clarkson has signed on to develop the first female-centric movie from Sony's catalog of Marvel characters, sources tell Variety. While it's […]

  • Tom Hanks Submarine Drama ‘Greyhound’ Skips Theaters to Debut on Apple TV Plus
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    Tom Hanks Submarine Drama ‘Greyhound’ Skips Theaters to Debut on Apple TV Plus

    Apple TV Plus has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama “Greyhound” following a bidding war for the movie, which was previously set for a Father's Day theatrical release. Six-month-old Apple TV Plus announced the deal Tuesday. The streaming service did not disclose when it will release "Greyhound." […]

  • ‘Baby Driver’ Producer Nira Park, Director Edgar Wright Launch Complete Fiction with Netflix Projects
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    ‘Baby Driver’ Producer Nira Park, Director Edgar Wright Launch Complete Fiction with Netflix Projects

    Two years after leaving top U.K. indie Big Talk, “Baby Driver” producer Nira Park and director Edgar Wright have teamed with two of their long-term collaborators, writer-director Joe Cornish and producer Rachael Prior, to launch new production company Complete Fiction. Based in both London and Los Angeles, the new company will operate across film and […]

  • Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Movie ‘Hustle’ From Producer LeBron James
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    Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Movie ‘Hustle’ From Producer LeBron James

    Netflix and Adam Sandler have found their next film. Sources tell Variety that Sandler will star in "Hustle" from "We the Animals" director Jeremiah Zagar. Taylor Materne and Will Fetters penned the script. Sandler's Happy Madison, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment are producing the pic. Sandler plays an American basketball […]

  • ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Premiere Date Set on Netflix
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    ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Premiere Date Set on Netflix

    “The Umbrella Academy” season 2 release date has been set for Netflix this summer, with the cast of the comic-based superhero franchise appearing in a quarantine videoconference teaser to pitch the show's upcoming return. The dysfunctional-family superheroes will return with a new set of adventures on July 31, 2020, on Netflix worldwide. The live-action series is […]

  • ‘Matrix’ Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference
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    ‘Matrix’ Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference

    "Matrix" co-creator Lilly Wachowski wasn't happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, saying "Take the red pill" with an emoji of a red rose. Take the red pill 🌹 -- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020 As most movie […]

  • Scooby-Doo star says it was "bummer" not to play Shaggy in Scoob!
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    Scooby-Doo star says it was "bummer" not to play Shaggy in Scoob!

    Matthew Lillard was surprised not to get the role after playing Shaggy for years.

  • Fred Willard Remembered by Hollywood: ‘You Were Funny in Your Bones’
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    Fred Willard Remembered by Hollywood: ‘You Were Funny in Your Bones’

    Following the news of Fred Willard's death on Saturday, many film and TV stars, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Kimmel and more, paid tribute to the comedic legend. Willard was known for his goofball characters and improvisational comedy. He earned four Emmy nominations, including three in a row for his role as Hank MacDougall on […]

  • Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Humpday’ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ Dies at 54
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    Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Humpday’ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ Dies at 54

    Lynn Shelton, an indie filmmaker who helped popularize the mumblecore genre with works such as "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister," died Friday of a blood disorder.  She was 54. Shelton was best known for her naturalistic, understated approach to comedy and drama in low-budget films that were hits with the Sundance crowd, but she reached […]

  • Fred Willard, Actor Known for Comically Dimwitted Characters, Dies at 86
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    Fred Willard, Actor Known for Comically Dimwitted Characters, Dies at 86

    Fred Willard, the comic actor known for his genial but dunderheaded characters, has died. He was 86. Willard died Friday night at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. Willard's daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said the actor died "very peacefully." "He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him […]