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Enemy Of The State Sequel Reportedly In The Works, Will Smith May Return

One of the more underrated entries in Will Smith’s rise to the top of Hollywood’s A-list during the 1990s, Enemy of the State was a typically stylish Tony Scott thriller about government corruption and the abuse of surveillance technology. The combination of Smith, Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the height of his powers saw the movie become a huge hit, going on to earn over $250 million at the box office.

The themes and ideas found in the plot were timely back then, and are much more relevant now in the modern era, with the use of facial recognition and surveillance technology in everyday life a source of constant debate on an almost daily basis. It seems as though someone in Hollywood has realized this, too, because sources close to We Got This Covered, the same ones who told us Deadpool 3 was in development months before Ryan Reynolds confirmed it,
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‘My Name Is Earl’ Alum Jason Lee Signs With ICM Partners & Imagine Artist Management

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‘My Name Is Earl’ Alum Jason Lee Signs With ICM Partners & Imagine Artist Management
Exclusive: My Name Is Earl alum Jason Lee has signed with ICM Partners and Imagine Artist Management for representation in all areas.

Lee is best known in television for his starring role in the Emmy-winning series My Name Is Earl, for which he received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy series. His other television credits include TNT’s Memphis Beat, produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as well as recurring roles in Greg Garcia’s Raising Hope and the NBC/Broadway Video series Up All Night, opposite Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph.

He can currently be seen in a cameo in Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Other Kevin Smith collaborations include Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jersey Girl. Lee starred in Vanilla Sky and the Oscar-winning Almost Famous for director Cameron Crowe. He also has worked with directors Barry Sonnenfeld
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Will Smith’s 10 Best Movies Ranked

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Will Smith’s 10 Best Movies Ranked
Three decades into his career, Will Smith remains one of the most successful actors of his generation and one unafraid to continue to pursue the possibility of blockbuster domination alongside smaller projects only he could make happen. Smith’s initial foray into the movie business included supporting roles in “Where the Day Takes You” (1992), “Made in America” (1993), and a co-lead role in “Six Degrees of Separation” (1993). These were all dramas that drew some critical acclaim, but yielded very limited box office.

Then, the actor reconsidered his career objectives, realizing how important box office was to longevity, and researched what ingredients were necessary to turn movies into blockbusters. It worked.

Over the following decade, the vast majority of the movies he starred in met those objectives — high budget, high concept projects, typically released in the summer, with the potential to make a lot of money: the “Men in Black” and “Bad Boys” franchises,
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Ang Lee explains why he is trying to create a “new aesthetic for digital cinema” with ‘Gemini Man’

Paramount to release the film in North America on October 11; UK on October 11.

Ang Lee, whose upcoming Gemini Man is tipped to premiere in Venice, said he was “overwhelmed” and “confused” by the technology demands of 2016 release Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He said he felt much more comfortable with the demands of ultra-high frame rate and picture resolution a second time round on his new sci-fi.

Lee joined Will Smith and Gemini Man producer Jerry Bruckheimer on stage at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday (23) to reveal a first-look at roughly 20 minutes of footage from the film.
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'Gemini Man' director Ang Lee felt 'overwhelmed' by tech demands on 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk'

Paramount to release Venice Film festival prospect on Oct. 11 in North America.

Ang Lee, whose upcoming Gemini Man has been tipped to premiere in Venice, said he was “overwhelmed” and “confused” by the technology demands of 2016 release Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and felt much more comfortable with the demands of ultra-high frame-rate and picture resolution a second time round on his new sci-fi.

Lee joined Will Smith and Gemini Man producer Jerry Bruckheimer on stage at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday (23) to reveal a first-look at roughly 20 minutes of footage from the film, in which Smith plays Henry Brogen,
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‘Star Wars’ Dp Dan Mindel Named Cinematographer-In-Residence At UCLA School Of Theater, Film & Television

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Star Wars: Episode VII cinematographer Dan Mindel has been named the 2019 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Mindel has worked in the industry for more than 25 years, working with many of the industry’s most acclaimed directors including Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and J.J. Abrams. In addition to working on Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens he has also worked on blockbusters such as Enemy of the State, Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek (2009).

This marks the 19th year of the residency program. Mindel’s residency began April 29, with student workshops and a special screening of The Force Awakens at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus which was followed by a Q&A. His residency will continue throughout the remainder of the 2019 academic year.

“Dan Mindel’s body of work as a cinematographer is an impressive representation of his technical skill and artistic talent,
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First Preview Revealed For New Will Smith Sci-Fi Flick ‘Gemini Man’

The first preview for the new Will Smith sci-fi flick Gemini Man has arrived. Two-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee directed the film. The official trailer can be streamed below.

“I’m excited to present to you, right now, the world premiere of the trailer for Gemini Man,” Smith said in a self-shot video that precedes the actual preview of the movie. The video was made on the set of the film, with Smith declaring that the movie is “not even done yet” and “its [the trailer] so hot that we’re gonna, like, show it to you the trailer before the movies’ finished.”

The supporting cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Tony Award nominee Linda Marie Emond and Benedict Wong, who is coming off a role in the blockbuster superhero movie Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He will reprise his role in the highly-anticipated Avengers: Endgame which hit theaters this Thursday.
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"The Hunt" Adds Kate Mulvany As Series Regular, 5 More Join In Recurring Roles For Amazon Original

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Exclusive: The cast for Amazon Prime Video’s vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele continues to grow with Kate Mulvany joining as a series regular and James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Caleb Emery, Henry Hunter Hall and Jeannie Berlin boarding in key recurring roles. They join an already robust cast including Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor as well as Lena Olin, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin and Dylan Baker.

The Hunt, created by David Weil, follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
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Rep Sheet Roundup: Jamie Kennedy Signs With Apa

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

There are certain rules

Jamie Kennedy has signed with Apa in all areas. The actor, producer and comedian will next be seen opposite Brad Pitt in James Gray's sci-fi epic Ad Astra, in which he plays a sergeant posted on a Martian base.

Kennedy is known for his roles in the Scream franchise, Romeo + Juliet, Bowfinger and As Good As It Gets, as well as Three Kings, Enemy of the State and Boiler Room. He also created The WB'...
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First-look preview of Valiant’s Livewire #1

Valiant Entertainment has unveiled a first-look preview of Livewire #1, kicking off a new ongoing series from Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and artists Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) and Patricia Martin (Secret Weapons). Take a look here…

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?

Livewire #1 arrives in stores on December 19th.

The post First-look preview of Valiant’s Livewire #1 appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Fox News Names Porter Berry to Oversee Digital News Content

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Porter Berry, a longtime Fox News Channel producer who has supervised the network’s flagship program “Hannity” in recent years, was named vice president and editor in chief of Fox News’ digital-content platforms.

Berry will oversee all Fox News digital content, including what is published on FoxNews.com, FoxBusiness.com and the Fox News apps.

“Porter’s keen understanding of the news business along with his extensive experience across production and audience engagement make him the ideal candidate to lead Fox News Digital,” said Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News, in a prepared statement. “His work across Fnc’s programming has been instrumental in our success as a network and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to grow our digital platforms.”

Berry replaces Noah Kotch, who exited Fox News earlier this summer to become editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail’s MailOnline news site.

Many
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Danny Pudi and Bobcat Goldthwait Explain Why ‘Misfits & Monsters’ Is Basically ‘Black Mirror’

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Danny Pudi and Bobcat Goldthwait Explain Why ‘Misfits & Monsters’ Is Basically ‘Black Mirror’
Bobcat Goldthwait’s new TruTV anthology series “Misfits & Monsters” is all about mashups and playing with tropes, something you would 100 percent expect from the comic-turned director and producer.

But when Danny Pudi explained to TheWrap that his episode is “Enemy of the State” meets “Home Alone” (and that fellow series star Seth Green’s installment is “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” combined with “Cape Fear”) we felt like that sounded a little whacky — and we’re talking about Goldthwait here. And then Pudi described it as “‘Black Mirror’-ish.”

“Yeah, thats fine with me [laughs],” Goldthwait told us, coming in mid-interview during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour back in January, to hear that Pudi was pitching his show to TheWrap as Goldthwait’s version of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series. “Compare it to that! I’d rather you compare it to that than something bad.”

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Critic's Notebook: The Prescient Political Films of 1998

Sexual harassment, Islamophobia, Nsa surveillance of private citizens and crises manufactured to distract from presidential scandals — those were themes of the sharpest politically charged films of the year, exactly 20 years ago. The people behind those films weren’t soothsayers. Comedies like Warren Beatty’s Bulworth and Mike NicholsPrimary Colors and thrillers like Tony Scott’s Enemy of the State and Edward Zwick’s The Siege shrewdly observed the darkest undercurrents of their time.

But rather than subsiding, the trends those filmmakers mined for outrageous satire or heightened drama have only ramped up in recent years. Some of those ominous strands existed ...
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Here’s What “The Enemy of the State” Cast is Up to Today

Enemy of the State is the kind of movie that might set the hairs on the back of your neck on end since it has a lot to do with surveillance and how much of it the government gets to use to spy on people that they suspect are involved in espionage and other activities. The movie takes place in modern times obviously and has more to do with the murder of a Us senator that won’t go along with a certain bill, prompting Reynolds to kill him using his own henchmen to do it. What they don’t known until

Here’s What “The Enemy of the State” Cast is Up to Today
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‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter Breaks Down the Finale and Why Season 8 Might Not Be the End

‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter Breaks Down the Finale and Why Season 8 Might Not Be the End
When Season 7 wrapped at the end of April, it marked one of the best seasons of “Homeland” to date — perhaps the best since Damian Lewis’ departure. That made it even harder to hear Season 8 might be the end, as stated by producer and star Claire Danes.

Well, it wouldn’t be “Homeland” without the possibility of a twist ending: In an interview on IndieWire’s Very Good Television Podcast, producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter said that plan is not yet official.

“I think there’s still discussion about that, quite honestly,” Linka Glatter said. “I think it’s still up in the air in some way.”

Linka Glatter went on to say the producers haven’t even broken the story for Season 8 or settled on a location.

“We’ll go and do our annual spy camp, as we call it affectionately, [where] we go and meet with the intelligence community in D.
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Germany’s Crime-Fighting ‘Professor T.’ Heads to U.S. (Exclusive)

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Brilliant but eccentric crime-fighting psychologist “Professor T.” started out in Belgium, proved popular in Germany, and is now headed for the U.S., Italy and Denmark.

The drama series hails from Belgium, where it airs on Vrt. German pubcaster Zdf’s remake was a hit locally. As the second season of the Rowboat Film-produced German version gets ready to launch Friday, a raft of international buyers have acquired the German series.

Mhz has acquired it for the U.S., while pubcaster Rai has bought it for Italy and Dr for Denmark. German drama is in vogue, but unlike “Babylon Berlin,” “Das Boot” or “Four Blocks,” “Professor T.” runs on a mainstream free-tv channel, not an edgy pay-tv channel.

Beta Film sells the German version and struck the new international deals for the eight-part German series. It stars Matthias Matschke (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) as the titular professor, who teaches criminology and
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MipTV, Canneseries: Key Deals, Announcements

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Following the inaugural Canneseries festival and with the MipTV trade fare coming to a close, Variety looks back at some of the key television deals and announcements impacting the Croisette:

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*In the biggest production news of the market, “The Wire’s” David Simon and Spain’s Mediapro announced they are in co-development on a new Simon series project, “A Dry Run,” about Abraham Lincoln Battalion members fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

*In Canneseries’ highest-profile sales deal, France’s Canal Plus announced it had acquired Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Canneseries’ competition favorite “Killing Eve.” HBO Europe also snapped up the show across Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia, and Scandinavia.

*One of the biggest drama announcements of the week saw Beta Film and Red Bull Media House announce they were teaming to develop a five-season, high-end soccer drama called “The Net.” Inspired by true events, each season will comprise
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MipTV: Starz Moves for Major International Scripted Series Including Spanish Drama ‘La Zona’ (Exclusive)

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Starz has struck a trio of MipTV drama deals, snapping up buzzy international scripted series “La Zona,” out of Spain, Italian crime series “Rocco Schiavone,” and German period epic “Maximilian and Marie de Bourgogne.”

Germany-based Beta Film distributes the series and struck the deal with the U.S. premium cabler. Company Evp Oliver Bachert said: “We are more than delighted that Starz acquired these series and we hope their audience will embrace the addition of new international high-end drama.”

“La Zona” was a landmark drama in Spain as Telefonica’s first homegrown original. It follows events after a Fukushima-like disaster and a spate of gruesome killings that follow.

Rocco Schiavone is a 20-part Rai Fiction series that was a hit on Rai 2, doubling the channel’s average share. Based on the best-selling novels by Antonio Manzini, it centers on deputy police chief Rocco Schiavone. It follows the sarcastic and ill-tempered
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Miptv: Beta Film, Red Bull pact on football series 'The Net'

Beta Film announces project at annual pre-miptv dinner in Cannes.

German drama powerhouse Beta Film and Austria’s Red Bull Media House are joining forces on a high-end scripted mega series inspired by football and provisionally entitled The Net.

The project spans 40 hours of drama, divided into five stand-alone, eight-episode series revolving around characters linked in some way to the world of football, whether it be as a fan, player, coach or footballer’s wife.

German opera and theatre director Matthias Hartmann – who is known for his out-of-the-box productions of Fidelio and La Bohème – came up with the concept with
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