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Transcendent Entertainment Sets ‘Magdalena’ for the Bigscreen (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Los Angeles-based Transcendent Entertainment, run by Peruvian-born Danny Rodriguez, will be taking the little-known true story of Peruvian French resistance member Magdalena Truel to the bigscreen. The drama, tentatively titled “Magdalena,” is based on nonfiction bestseller “Final Stop” by former CNN Espanol journalist Hugo Coya who recounts stories gleaned from five years of research on... 2 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee
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‘Sinister 2′ Sets Shannyn Sossamon & James Ransone As Leads

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: James Ransone will return to his Sinister role alongside Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward Pines) to lead the cast of Blumhouse Productions and eOne's Sinister 2, which is heading into production next week in Chicago. The 2012 microbudget sleeper hit from director Scott Derrickson starred Ethan Hawke as a man who finds mysterious home movies in his new house that place his family in danger. 2 weeks 15 hours ago via jetli
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Tom Hiddleston Eyed for Ben-Hur Lead

comingsoon.net – MGM and Paramount's upcoming Timur Bekmambetov directed remake of Ben-Hur may have found a leading man in star Tom Hiddleston. Deadline reports that the Marvel's The Avengers actor is being eyed for the part of Judah Ben-Hur, played in the 1959 William Wyler version by Charlton Heston. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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DreamWorks Sets Fall Start For ‘Light Between Oceans’ With Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

deadline.com – BREAKING: DreamWorks has firmed a September start date in New Zealand and Australia on The Light Between Oceans, with Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz starring and Derek Cianfrance directing his scripted adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Wonder Woman Actress Gal Gadot Joins Kevin Costner in 'Criminal' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, and Gary Oldman are among the actors already on board the thriller 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Peyton Reed Says Scott Lang’s Daughter Is Part of ‘Ant-Man’

feedproxy.google.com – Ant-Man is a well-traveled subject thanks to the departure of original director Edgar Wright, but there’s still a whole lot we don’t know about the film. The brief Comic Con presentation gave the actors a chance to explain a few things in their own words, most of which we already knew. 2 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Peyton Reed confirms which potential female hero appears in Ant-Man

joblo.com – ANT-MAN may be in tenuous hands since the departure of Edgar Wright as writer/director, but Marvel is still confident the film will be a winner and not besmirch their stellar track record. Some may find that hard to believe with BRING IT ON director Peyton Reed calling the shots, but things still look positive.

2 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Jordi Molla Joins Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman in ‘Criminal’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Ariel Vromen's CIA thriller “Criminal” has added Jordi Molla in a co-leading role, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Gary Oldman star in the thriller, which is about a dangerous and unpredictable criminal who finds himself in unfamiliar territory when a dead CIA operative's skills, secrets and memories are implanted into his brain, with the government agency hoping he will finish the mission for them. 2 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Report: Bond 24 Big Script Overhaul

ign.com – Veteran 007 writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade reportedly did more than simple script touch-ups for James Bond 24. In fact, the new screenplay for the Daniel Craig-starring vehicle is supposedly pretty different from the original penned by John Logan. According to The Daily Mail, Purvis and Wade have delivered their script for James Bond 24, and the duo (with credits on The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Skyfall) did more than just adding some jokes here and there. 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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"Assassin's Creed" Film Setting Revealed?

darkhorizons.com – The premise of the video game series "Assassin's Creed" is one in which any famous historical setting can be adopted by a particular entry. This makes it ideal for a film adaptation as the story can incorporate any number of settings that won't just be a re-tread of an already existing game. 2 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Simon Pegg: Roberto Orci Is 'Part of the Star Trek Family'

feedproxy.google.com – The Brit who plays Scotty says J.J. Abrams' expected replacement as director of the franchise reboot has the Trekkie cred to take on the third installment 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Naomie Harris Joins Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘Southpaw’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Antoine Fuqua-directed drama penned by Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter has added Naomie Harris to its cast. The British Skyfall actress last year earned kudos for playing Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for The Weinstein Co., which is also producing boxing drama Southpaw. Story tracks a welterweight champ (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose career soars as his personal life falls apart. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Rumor: Lea Seydoux Sought For 'Bond 24'; Script Gets Overhaul To Add More "Thrills"

fb.indiewire.com – "I am just hammering it [the script] out now. It’s gruelling but it’s fun,” director Sam Mendes said last month at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle about the "Skyfall" followup (via Screen Daily). But it turns out the process of getting that screenplay was more arduous than expected. 2 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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’22 Jump Street’s Jillian Bell Joins Sony Christmas Comedy

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Comedic standout Jillian Bell went toe to toe with Jonah Hill as a caustic co-ed in this summer’s 22 Jump Street. Now Sony’s bringing her into their untitled Christmas Eve Comedy project opposite Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. Rogen and Gordon-Levitt reunite with their 50/50 helmer Jonathan Levine in the Sony, Good Universe, and Point Grey Pictures film, which Levine scripted and is directing. 2 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Terry Gilliam Says Don Quixote Will Now Shoot After Christmas

rss.feedsportal.com – And it's evolved again...It’s been a long, frustrating ride for Terry Gilliam and his efforts to make a film inspired by Miguel De Cervantes' 17th Century Spanish classic Don Quixote. The one time he actually managed to get it on its feet, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stumbled quickly thanks to a quagmire of issues. 2 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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