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Shane Black’s THE NICE GUYS Starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe Set for June 17, 2016 Release Date

collider.com – Warner Bros. has set The Nice Guys release date in the heart of Summer 2016, confirming that the 1970s-set noir film will indeed be writer/director Shane Black’s next feature. The Lethal Weapon scribe has been working on the project for years with producer Joel Silver, but it finally gained traction after the massive box office success of Black’s second directorial feature, Iron Man 3.

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Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Circle Ridley Scott’s ‘Martian’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are circling the lead female roles opposite Matt Damon in The Martian, the film that Ridley Scott will next direct for Fox. Pic's about an astronaut on Mars and his struggle to survive. These talks are early, and at this point, Chastain seems likelier than Wiig to be set for the film. 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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George Clooney, Sony Dial Into Rupert Murdoch’s British Tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal

deadline.com – BREAKING: The son of a journalist, George Clooney chronicled a high water mark for the craft, when Edward R. Murrow stood up to Red-baiting Senator Joseph McCarthy in Good Night, And Good Luck. Clooney will next direct a film covering the opposite end of the spectrum. He'll helm for Sony Pictures an adaptation of the Nick Davies book Hack Attack, a dissection of the British phone hacking scandal that became a commonplace news gathering technique within Rupert Murdoch's 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films Holds Open Online Auditions for ‘The Driver’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – JuntoBox Films, a collaborative film studio co-chaired by Forest Whitaker, announced an online open casting call for the leads in the new film “The Driver,” about a boxer who takes a dangerous job to keep his greedy girlfriend happy. The company aspires to break down walls between creators and fans to “democratize” the creative process — in part by opening up the casting process, and giving the general public a say in it. 2 weeks 1 hour ago via jackiechan
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German Actress Julie Engelbrecht Joins ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: German actress Julie Engelbrecht is set to make her American film debut in Lionsgate/Summit's The Last Witch Hunter opposite Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood, and Rose Leslie. Diesel leads the fantasy actioner as an immortal witch hunter who teams with his natural enemy, a witch, to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. 2 weeks 1 hour ago via jackiechan
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The Weinstein Company to Distribute Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

feedproxy.google.com – The film is set to be released in the fall of 2015. 2 weeks 3 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Dax Shepard Driving Warner Bros ‘CHiPS’ Film; Michael Pena To Play Ponch

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has set Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a screen version of CHiPS, that NBC series that ran from 1977 and 1983 and featured two officers who patrolled the highways of California armed with motorcycles and the tightest khaki cop uniforms in television history. Shepard will play Officer Jon Baker (played in the original by Larry Wilcox) while Michael Pena is attached to play Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, the role Erik Estrada originated. 2 weeks 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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DreamWorks Animation Delays 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' to 2017

feedproxy.google.com – While announcing that this summer's sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has crossed the $600 million mark over the weekend, DreamWorks Animation has also revealed that they will push back the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3 by a year. The third installment in the fantasy adventure franchise was slated to arrive on June 17th, 2016, but now the sequel will arrive on June 9th, 2017. 2 weeks 18 hours ago via donnieyen
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Alden Ehrenreich Joins Cast of Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Alden Ehrenreich is in talks to join the cast of the Coen Brothers’ latest dramedy “Hail Caesar!” He joins Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson in the pic. Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films. 2 weeks 19 hours ago via donnieyen
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Vince Vaughn Attached to Star in Columbia Comedy 'The Politician' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – lso: Michael Dowse comes on board to direct....... 2 weeks 20 hours ago via jackiechan
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Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to Star in MGM’s ‘Me Before You’

variety.com – “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke and “Hunger Games” actor Sam Claflin are in negotiations to star in MGM and New Line’s “Me Before You.” Thea Sharrock will direct. Based on the Jojo Moyes novel, the story revolves around a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man... 2 weeks 22 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Russell Brand Documentary in the Works

variety.com – Mayfair Film Partnership Limited and Interloper have teamed up to produce the documentary “Brand,” a pic revolving around the life of multi-hyphenate Russell Brand. Ondi Timoner will direct and produce the doc. Brand has granted Timoner complete access and the film team final cut to enable the completion of the film, which has followed his... 2 weeks 22 hours ago via jetli
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These Are the Rumored Actors up for Snake Plissken

ign.com – A new rumour suggests that not only is Silver Pictures' Escape From New York remake still happening, but three actors are currently being considered for the role of Snake Plissken. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Stan Lee Gets Fit for Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers

dreadcentral.com – As he recently announced, Yoga Hosers will be the second film in Kevin Smith's Canada-set 'True North Trilogy,' which kicks off this year with Tusk. Now that principal photography is underway, Smith has revealed that an old friend is along for the ride. Read on! Earlier this week, Kevin Smith took to his Twitter account to confirm the Yoga Hosers involvement of the legendary Stan Lee, who he had previously directed in Mallrats. 2 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Are these the frontrunners to play Snake in the Escape from New York remake?

joblo.com – As much as you (or Kurt Russell) may vehemently dislike the fact that an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot is in the works, it looks like it may happen sooner or later (although at this rate, it looks like the latter). Last we heard the film was actually inspired by the fantastic Arkham games, the second of which features a walled-in prison-like city. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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