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The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film

2 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and… »


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‘Han Solo’ Cuts Michael K Williams’ Role

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael K. Williams’ role has been cut from the still untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo film because his schedule won’t free him up for reshoots.

The actor told Deadline that the Han Solo film’s production schedule was conflicting with his commitment to “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” which is now shooting in South Africa with Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans.

New director Ron Howard, who took over the film from fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller in June, is handling the reshoots. “When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues »


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‘La La Land,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees

20 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees.

Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land”), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire (“The Conversation,” “All the President’s Men”) as part of the #WSAwards celebration of jazz. »


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Common Will Headline Starz’s ‘Black Samurai’ Reboot

23 minutes ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Starz isn’t on the same level as a powerhouse premium service like HBO, but they’re still one of the big players in that space, and they’ve recently made waves by catering to underserved audiences with shows like Power and Outlander (not to mention the splash they made this year with their adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods). […]

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