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Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston To Star In ’12 O’Clock Boys’; Angel Manuel Soto Directing Film From Sony & Overbrook

Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston To Star In ’12 O’Clock Boys’; Angel Manuel Soto Directing Film From Sony & Overbrook
Exclusive: Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston, and Will Catlett are attached to star in the dirt-bike drama, 12 O’Clock Boys, with Puerto Rican filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto at the helm. Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins wrote the initial draft for the script, while Sherman Payne did the rewrites.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Marc Bienstock, and Clarence Hammond of Overbrook Entertainment are producing the pic with Sony serving as the studio. Filming will begin next month.

The film is based on the Lotfy Nathan-directed documentary of the same title. It follows Mouse, a young boy who wants nothing more than to be a part of the Midnight Clique, a tough group of Baltimore bike riders who rule the summertime streets. As he navigates the challenges of coming of age in a complicated world,
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Adam Warlock Easter Egg Discovered in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Adam Warlock Easter Egg Discovered in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Another day another Easter egg discovered in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! These films are just loaded with Easter eggs and it’s so cool that fans are still discovering stuff!

I know that there was the big Adam Warlock tease during one of the post-credits scenes of the film, but there was a nod made to the character earlier in the that you may have missed that I thought was pretty cool!

You can see the Easter egg pointed out to you below:

Another Easter Egg by Adam Warlock in the Guardians of the Galaxy? from r/marvelstudios

As you can see in the background of the Guardians' opening mission in the film you can see a statue of what looks like Adam Warlock's Karmic Staff. I don’t know about you, but It’s pretty clear to me.

Unfortunately, James Gunn isn’t
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Jon M. Chu on Directing 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel: "We Still Have to Close My Deal on It"

Jon M. Chu on Directing 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel:
Is Jon M. Chu directing the sequel and the possible third movie in the Crazy Rich Asians franchise?

While he is reportedly on board, Chu tells Variety it’s not official yet. "I’m down to do the next two movies. We’ve been talking a lot about it, but we still have to close my deal on it," Chu said at the Palisades Village opening gala on Thursday.

"We would love to have the cast back," Chu said. "We have such a deep bench of cast and we only used them a little bit. We would love to show them off a lot more."
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'Star Wars' Producer Gary Kurtz Dies at 78

'Star Wars' Producer Gary Kurtz Dies at 78
Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz died of cancer on Sunday, his family said in a statement. He was 78.

In addition to helping bring the Skywalker stories to the big screen, Kurtz produced American Graffiti and The Dark Crystal. His career was aligned with that of George Lucas, but the two parted ways after The Empire Strikes Back.

Kurtz had championed Star Wars through multiple drafts and helped Lucas navigate 20th Century Fox’s lack of enthusiasm for a film they dismissed as a B-picture.
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Optimus Prime Sends Your Favorite Transformer on a Mission in New 'Bumblebee' Trailer

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Optimus Prime Sends Your Favorite Transformer on a Mission in New 'Bumblebee' Trailer
Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Bumblebee, which shows Hailee Steinfeld forming a relationship with the lovable Transformer.

Bumblebee will take the series back in time to the 1980s, thus serving as a prequel to the main series as well as a spinoff. In the trailer, Steinfeld’s character Charlie Watson finds a Vw bug in a Californian junk yard, only to discover that the yellow car isn’t just a vehicle.

Turns out, Optimus Prime (or the ghost of the Transformer) sent Bumblebee on a mission to earth to protect the humans from war — and the Decepticons.
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Aliens Actor and Vietnam War Veteran Al Matthews Found Dead in Spain at 75

Aliens Actor and Vietnam War Veteran Al Matthews Found Dead in Spain at 75
Al Matthews, the actor who portrayed Sergeant Apone in Aliens, was found dead in his home in Spain. He was 75.

The actor and Vietnam War veteran was found by a neighbor in his bedroom on Saturday at about 10 p.m., according to Spanish newswire Efe. Details about his death were not immediately available Monday. He lived in the Spanish Mediterranean province of Alicante.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 21, 1942. Matthews was based in the United Kingdom and retired to Spain in 2005, according to El Pais. His film roles extended to Superman III, The Fifth Element and Tomorrow Never Dies.
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Jay Hernandez on CBS’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot and Taking on Such an Iconic Role

The CBS drama series Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic TV character of Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy Seal who uses his military skills to become a private investigator alongside former Marine chopper pilot Theodore “Tc” Calvin (Stephen Hill), former Marine Orville “Rick” Wright (Zachary Knighton) and disavowed Mi:6 agent Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks), whose main focus seems to be keeping Magnum in line with the help of her two Dobermans. There is no crime that Magnum can’t solve and no person that he can’t convincingly charm, especially if he’…
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Superhero Bits: Thanos Has a Saxophone, Homer Simpson Throws Shade at DC & More

Superhero Bits: Thanos Has a Saxophone, Homer Simpson Throws Shade at DC & More
Is the Spider-Man video game a little too pro-police and pro-surveillance? Why is the organization Genital Autonomy of America upset with a new Batman comic? Did you know Thanos has a saxophone? What insult did Homer Simpson throw at DC on an episode with Gal Gadot? Will Spider-Man: Far From Home introduce a new suit? […]

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Water Cooler: Knotts Scary Farm, Maniac, Aquaman, After the Storm, One Cut of the Dead, iPhone/Apple Watch, Better Call Saul

Water Cooler: Knotts Scary Farm, Maniac, Aquaman, After the Storm, One Cut of the Dead, iPhone/Apple Watch, Better Call Saul
On the September 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular […]

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Behind the Scenes of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Press Tour: J.K. Rowling and Crew Take NYC by Storm

Behind the Scenes of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Press Tour: J.K. Rowling and Crew Take NYC by Storm
You don’t say no when J.K. Rowling invites you to explore New York City.

The Harry Potter author and the cast of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” formed an armada of wizards, witches, and few lucky muggles as they traveled around the Big Apple raising awareness for the upcoming film. The event was ostensibly arranged to draw attention to a new trailer for the hotly anticipated sequel, but it was also a chance for Variety to observe the media-shy author in action.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the Potter franchise, left nothing to chance. As the actors and Rowling made the rounds from one spiffy midtown eatery to another, they were greeted at each stop by hordes of social media influencers from across the globe, selected because of their reverence for all things Hogwarts. Here’s a blow-by-blow of a day that would test the endurance of even the most seasoned Quidditch champ.
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Elizabeth Banks Shares Behind-the-Scenes ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Photo as Production Begins

Filming is officially underway on the Charlie's Angels reboot with Elizabeth Banks in the director's chair (as well as playing Bosley), Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska stepping into the three main roles, and Patrick Stewart onboard to play...yet another Bosley. Banks shared a behind-the-scenes photo confirming the start of production on Twitter with the caption, "Continuing the legacy of telling the story of three incredible women working together." A highly interesting little tidbit revealed by the photo is the confirmation that Bill Pope is working on the project as director of photography. Pope …
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‘Channel Zero’ Season 4 Trailer Invites You To Open ‘The Dream Door’

Just in time for Halloween, here comes Channel Zero season 4. Titled The Dream Door, the Syfy series is yet another terrifying tale that draws inspiration from the world of “creepypasta” stories. This season involves a couple that find a mysterious door in their basement, and then decide to open it. What could go wrong? Watch the Channel […]

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Gareth Evans Explains Why ‘The Raid 3′ Probably Won’t Happen

Gareth Evans is hard at work promoting his upcoming cult horror spookshow Apostle, which means the director has to field plenty of questions about the ass-kicking franchise that broke him out: The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2, two action masterpieces filled with frenetic fight choreography that followed the police officer Rama, played with incredible physicality by martial artist Iko Uwais. Unfortunately, the answers to those questions seem to lean toward Evans shelving a possible third installment for good. Speaking to Slashfilm, Evans chalked it up to simply being Raid'd out: The Raid 1 and 2 were incredible …
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‘High Fidelity’ TV Series on Disney Streaming Service to Star Zoë Kravitz

Disney’s High Fidelity TV series has found its lead: Zoë Kravitz. The Rough Night co-star will executive produce and star in the series, a re-imagining of the 2000 John Cusack comedy now told from a female point of view. The series will be for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. There’s a full-circle element to this casting: Kravitz’s […]

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Fox Searchlight targets Oscars under new short film initiative

Both acquisitions screened in Tiff, will get qualifying runs.

Fox Searchlight has acquired two short films that screened in the Tiff Short Cuts programme and will mount awards campaigns as part of a new venture.

Feathers directed by A.V. Rockwell and Birdie by Shelly Lauman will get exclusive runs at the Vintage Los Feliz 3 Theatres starting on Monday (24). Both shorts will receive one-week qualifying runs in advance of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony.

Fox Searchlight Pictures previously released Wes Anderson’s 2007 short Hotel Chevalier prior to select prints of The Darjeeling Limited.

“We are thrilled to be a part of
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Guillermo del Toro Prefers ‘Better Call Saul’ to ‘Breaking Bad’, And With Good Reason

Guillermo del Toro Prefers ‘Better Call Saul’ to ‘Breaking Bad’, And With Good Reason
Over the course of four seasons, Better Call Saul has somehow evolved into a better show than its predecessor, Breaking Bad. At least, that’s what I think. But don’t just take my word for it – allow Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to school you on Saul‘s brilliance. The filmmaker took to Twitter to proclaim his […]

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Movie Talk: Joaquin Phoenix Joker Makeup Revealed in Camera Test Video

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, and John Rocha discuss the following: According to reports, The House with a Clock in Its Walls starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett overperformed at the box office with a $27 million opening weekend. A set video from the Joker movie was released by TMZ showing Joaquin Phoenix in full Joker garb terrorizing a subway station. Warner Bros. also released camera test footage with sound of Joaquin Phoenix transforming into the Joker. Todd Phillips released a first image of Zazie Beetz in the Joker movie on his Instagram. …
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‘Game of Thrones’: Thanks to HBO, You Can Visit Westeros on Your Next Vacation

HBO announced Monday an ambitious plan to turn mutiple “Game of Thrones” filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions beginning in 2019. The popular fantasy series will soon wrap production after a decade of filming in the region, and soon fans will be able to visit the detailed sets that brought Westeros to life. Launching under the name of “Game of Thrones” Legacy Experiences, each intricate sets will also feature exhibitions of props, costumes, weapons, set decorations, models, and other production materials.

“HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the ‘Game of Thrones’ creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person,” said HBO Vice President of Licensing and Retail Jeff Peters. “The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also
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Red Granite Pays Off $60 Million Settlement in Malaysian Corruption Case (Exclusive)

Red Granite Pictures has paid off the balance of its $60 million settlement with the U.S. government, bringing an early end to its involvement in a $4.5 billion Malaysian corruption case.

The production company behind “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Daddy’s Home” reached a deal with federal prosecutors in March. Under the agreement, the company did not admit wrongdoing and promised to pay the settlement amount in three installments over the course of nearly a year. The company has now paid the final installment four months ahead of schedule, officially ending the case.

Red Granite paid its obligation to the government in full,” they said in a statement. “The company is pleased to put this matter behind it.”

Red Granite was accused of using more than $100 million embezzled from 1Mdb, a Malaysian development fund. The 1Mdb scandal led to the downfall of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who was recently
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It’s All Happening: ‘Almost Famous’ Might Be Getting a Broadway Musical

It’s All Happening: ‘Almost Famous’ Might Be Getting a Broadway Musical
Almost Famous is a favorite among pretty much the entire /Film staff. Maybe it’s because the story of a young journalist caught up in the hustle and bustle of rock and roll isn’t too dissimilar from our own lives as we cover the daily beat of movie and television news, sometimes trekking across the world […]

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