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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Drama From 'The Crown' Scribe

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Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger is set to play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the true story of the stage and screen icon's final concerts in London.

Pathe and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown, Lovesick) and to be directed by Tony nominee and two-time Olivier winner Rupert Goold, with production set to start February 2018. BAFTA winner David Livingstone (Pride) will produce for Calamity Films

Judy will chronicle Garland's arrival in swinging 1968 London to perform in a series of sellout shows. It has been 30 years since "the »


- Alex Ritman

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George Clooney on Slew of Sexual Harassment Stories: "This Is a Watershed Moment for Society"

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Since the New York Times published an explosive expose on the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5 more and more victims of sexual harassment have been encouraged to speak out. 

In addition, stars including Jessica Chastain, Brie Larson, Patricia Arquette, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen have all spoken out in one way or another. Whether its the use of social media including Alyssa Milano's #MeToo campaign, an interview setting or a premiere event to promote their latest project staying silent has not been an option.

On Sunday, at the premiere of his latest directorial foray, Suburbicon, »


- Brian Porreca

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James Toback's Agent No Longer Representing Him

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James Toback is no longer being represented by his agent Jeff Berg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Berg is the chairman of Northside Services; the agency represents directors Roman Polanski and Paul Schrader. (Berg previously was ICM chief before launching his own agency, Resolution, which folded in 2014 after less than two years.)

Berg confirmed to THR he no longer represents Toback but did not say when the representation ended.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported that 38 women had come forward to accuse Toback of sexual harassment and misconduct, allegations that span decades. 

Toback, who helmed the »


- Abid Rahman,Kimberly Nordyke

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China Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Wins Weekend With $40M, 'Never Say Die' Crosses $300M

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Fox's spy sequel The Kingsman: Golden Circle debuted to a strong $40.3 million at the Chinese box office over the weekend.

That's a sizable improvement over the $22.5 million opening its predecessor, The Kingsman: The Secret Service, made in the Middle Kingdom in 2015.

The cheeky action-comedy, again directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, dominated screen shares while also earning $3.5 million on Imax. Worldwide, Golden Circle has brought in $250.3 million from 61 markets.

Viewer reviews in China are mostly positive — the film holds an average score of 7.3 on Douban and 8.4 on Maoyan — suggesting a »


- Patrick Brzeski

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