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Annapurna To Jump Start France, Italy, Japan Output Deals With ‘Detroit’ – Cannes

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Expanding its international distribution network, Annapurna has inked new output deals with Longride, Mars Distribution, and Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group in select territories. The multi-year partnerships will begin this summer with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit which releases domestically on August 4. Longride and Mars will handle the Japanese and French markets, respectively. Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group are teaming for Italy. Each of the new pacts will cover… »


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‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For ‘Truth Or Dare’ From Blumhouse

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Exclusive: Tyler Posey and The Flash‘s Violett Beane are set for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror thriller Truth Or Dare along with Nolan Gerard FunkHayden Szeto, and Sophia Taylor Ali rounding out the cast that already includes previously announced headliner Lucy Hale. Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the pic, which is scheduled to go before cameras next month. The film centers on a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare… »


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Awards Consultant Lisa Taback On The Evolving Art Of Oscar Strategy – Deadline Disruptors

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"The formulas don't work," says awards consultant Lisa Taback, reflecting on the two most recent Academy Award Best Picture winners, Spotlight and Moonlight, which felt like long-shots for the Oscar stage when they first started their journeys. There are no easy paths to awards glory, she insists. "It really comes down to the individual film and filmmaker. The fun part is to venture in and figure out what the narrative is going to be, and to stick with that even as the… »

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‘Wonder Woman’ London Premiere Canceled After Manchester Attack; Ariana Grande Tour Dates Shelved

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Warner Bros. has canceled the May 31 London red carpet premiere and press junket for Wonder Woman, due to the Manchester terrorist attack. "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London," Warner Bros. says in a statement. The films stars, including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, had been scheduled for… »


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Diane Keaton’s AFI Life Achievement Tribute Sets TNT Airdate, Cinematographer Also To Be Feted

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Updated, May 24, 9:32 Am: Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon will help honor the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Diane Keaton at the gala tribute on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In addition, cinematographer Frederick Elmes who has worked with everyone from David Lynch to Ang Lee, will be presented with the 27th annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. The AFI Life Achievement Award… »


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‘Wonder’ Trailer: First Look At Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay Heart-Tugger

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Here’s the first look at Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder, the Julia Roberts-Owen Wilson movie costarring young Jacob Tremblay (Room) as Auggie, a boy born with facial differences making his first foray into a mainstream school. Roberts and Wilson play his parents. The tale, based on R. J. Palacio’s bestselling novel, is a heart-tugger, as the boy is both mocked and befriended at his new school, all while his protective parents learn to let go. The official synopsis continues… »


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Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In Pdf Form

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For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a Pdf version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… »

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Studiocanal, Umg, Terra Mater Pact For Pics; IMAX Adds Euro Screens – Cannes Briefs

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As part of a global initiative spearheaded by Vivdendi and Red Bull, Vivendi’s Studiocanal and Universal Music Group have entered a co-development partnership with Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios. The plan is to create distinctive and authored commercial feature films with a strong European narrative designed for the global marketplace. Studiocanal will handle international distribution of projects developed under the pact. Universal Music Group will handle all music… »

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‘Deadpool 2’ Sets Jack Kesy As Villain: Could He Be Black Tom?

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Exclusive: 20th Century Fox has set Jack Kesy to play a major villain in Deadpool 2.

While insiders said it isn’t entirely clear which baddie he will play, sources have pinpointed a character called Black Tom. In the comics, he is a nemesis in the X-Men universe, a Dublin-born mutant who can manipulate, bond with, and project energy through plant life. He is also capable of issuing concussive blasts with a wooden object, usually a shillelagh.

The David Leitch-directed Dead… »


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Pierce Brosnan Talks ‘Spinning Man’ On The Los Angeles Set – Cannes Market

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In the scorching heat of the San Fernando Valley, Pierce Brosnan is shooting Spinning Man, a new thriller from director Simon Kaijser (Stockholm East) and writer Matt Aldrich (Renny Harlin’s Cleaner), based on a novel by George Harrar. It’s being sold in Cannes by Film Bridge International and Deadline has come to set, a couple of weeks before the festival, to witness an interrogation room showdown between Brosnan’s tough detective, Robert Malloy, and Guy Pearce’s… »


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A24 & Picturehouse Partner For ‘A Ghost Story’ UK Release

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A24 is partnering with frequent collaborator Picturehouse Entertainment to release Sundance title A Ghost Story in the UK on August 11. The film, a cosmic exploration of time, love and the essential human longing for meaning and connection, was directed by Pete's Dragon helmer David Lowery and stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Story follows a recently deceased ghost (Affleck) who returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara) only to find that in his… »


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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Depicts Young Peter Parker As Spidey-In-Making

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Young Peter Parker comes into his own – or at least takes some swings in that direction – in this new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Figuring out how to work those web-launchers, practicing his crime-busting skills on bike thieves and a bungling bunch of robbers, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the making – even the skin-tight suit is a bit too baggy for a quick moment – is front and center in this character-setting trailer. Take a look above. The Sony/Marvel pic is set… »


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Final ‘Valerian’ Trailer Takes A Look At City Of A Thousand Planets

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STXfilms dropped the final trailer for its upcoming Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Luc Besson’s elaborately detailed visit to a not-so-small planet. Previous Valerian clips introduced us to the characters and cast (Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, as Valerian and Laureline, respectively), but this final trailer seems geared more to the film’s universe itself, delighting in the locales — above and below water — and the various creatures who call them… »


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Lisa Spoonauer Dies: ‘Clerks’ Actress Was 44

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Lisa Spoonauer, who starred in Kevin Smith’s 1994 cult classic Clerks, died Saturday at her home in Rahway, New Jersey. She was 44. Her family announced her death in an obituary posted on the George S. Hassler Funeral Home website. A cause was not revealed. Clerks turned out to be the first of two films in which Spoonauer would appear. After Clerks she had a role in 1997’s Bartender. Smith posted a remembrance of Spoonauer on Instagram in which he recalled meeting her in… »


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Gunpowder & Sky Team With Mandalay Sports Media For Sports-Horror Title ‘Lucky Number’

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Gunpowder & Sky has teamed with sports content and media outfit Mandalay Sports Media to create sports-themed horror titles, with Lucky Number the first project to come out of the partnership. "Digital audiences are devouring horror films and sports entertainment so it only seemed natural to create content that caters to both passions at the same time," said Van Toffler, CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder and Sky. Written by Aaron Cooley, Lucky Number is the first in a new… »


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Expectation Hires Kirstie Macdonald; Dfi Boards ‘Loving Vincent’; Sky, A+E Extend Deal – Global Briefs

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Expectation has appointed Kirstie Macdonald as Creative Director, Drama. She joins from World Productions where she script edited the first series of hit show Line of Duty and she's worked on a number of programs as script executive including BAFTA-nominated series Outlaws and The Fear as well as a new Sky Atlantic show Save Me, written by Lennie James and starring Suranne Jones. Macdonald was also an exec producer on Dark Angel, with Joanne Frogatt and In Plain Sight… »


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Mads Mikkelsen In From The ‘Arctic’ Talks New Project, ‘Rogue One’, Cats & Dogs Experience On Fest Jury – Cannes Studio

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A Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner for 2012’s The Hunt, and a jury member last year, Mads Mikkelsen doesn’t have a film in the festival this year, but is in town to discuss his next project, Arctic. Directed by Joe Penna, it’s the story of a man stranded after a plane crash who is finally about to receive his long-awaited rescue. But when his opportunity is lost, he must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through… »


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Sofia Coppola On Working With Family & Pulling ‘The Beguiled’ Out Of The Universal Archive – Cannes

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Quite often there’s a relaxed mood during the second week of the Cannes Film Festival, however, this year Sofia Coppola is keeping the excitement high as her sixth feature directorial The Beguiled, her fourth here at the fest, makes its premiere tonight in competition. Press screenings literally are just coming out, and the word is that it’s amazing. Here in our conversation with her, the Lost in Translation Oscar-winner talks about the lessons she learned from her father… »


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Doug Liman Exits ‘Justice League Dark’ Movie

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Doug Liman has backed out of directing Warner Bros’ Justice League Dark, the film that was to be a cog in the studio’s DC Universe of movies. The move is not surprising, as Liman’s schedule is officially tied up for the time being: As we reported, Lionsgate is moving forward with the Daisy Ridley-Tom Holland movie Chaos Walking based on Patrick Ness’ Ya novel, with a franchise play being eyed and Liman at the helm. It is now in preproduction and is currently on offer at… »


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Tom Cruise Says ‘Top Gun 2’ Will Be Filming “In The Next Year”

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Tom Cruise told the a morning talk show in Australia today that the long-rumored Top Gun 2 will be heading to the cameras sometime “in the next year.” That admission comes a little over a year after Jerry Bruckheimer and the actor met on the Louisiana set of his JackReacher: Never Go Back to discuss plotline and fitting it into his schedule. In fact, Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted about it in January 2016 saying they were together to “discuss a little Top Gun.” They were, in… »


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