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EFM Biggie: Netflix Nears Deal In $25M Range For Eddie Redmayne-Jessica Chastain Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’

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EFM Biggie: Netflix Nears Deal In $25M Range For Eddie Redmayne-Jessica Chastain Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’
Exclusive: In one of the biggest sales deals to come together at any Efm, we understand Netflix is nearing a world rights pre-buy in the region of $25M for The Good Nurse, set to star Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

Based on the book by Charles Graeber and scripted by 1917 scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt) is set to make his English-language feature directing debut on film, which has had buyers hot in Berlin.

Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa is producing with FilmNation, which is handling sales with CAA. Scott Franklin is leading for Protozoa. The film was previously being set up with Lionsgate but hit the open market before Efm.

The pic tells the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now called ‘Angel of Death’, Cullen was a married father
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‘Dark Harvest’ Horror Movie With Director David Slade Heads To MGM

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‘Dark Harvest’ Horror Movie With Director David Slade Heads To MGM
Exclusive: In what is the first big project under newly arrived MGM Film Group Chairman Michael De Luca, David Slade’s feature adaptation of acclaimed horror novel Dark Harvest is landing at the studio. Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl are producers thru Matt Tolmach Productions. That label is hot off the success of the last two Jumanji movies and Venom, which combined have grossed over $2.6 billion. Michael Gilio is writing Dark Harvest and will also serve as Ep.

Deadline previously broke the news about Slade’s attachment to the 2007 Tor Books novel by Norman Partridge. The project was originally set up at New Regency, which put the project in turnaround.

Dark Harvest is a start right in De Luca’s wheelhouse, the exec having been behind such horror successes as The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and Seven at New Line. De Luca wrote and produced the 1991 movie Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
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Berlin Film Market Adjusts to Major Shifts in Global Business

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Berlin Film Market Adjusts to Major Shifts in Global Business
Trends and shifts in the global indie film biz mark the 2020 European Film Market.

Women direct or star in some of the hottest packages being brought to Berlin: Olivia Wilde’s biopic of gymnast Kerri Strug, “Perfect,” from FilmNation; Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, “The Lost Daughter,” starring Olivia Colman, sold by Endeavor Content; Noomi Rapace-starrer “O2” a Black List survival thriller from Wild Bunch with Alexandre Aja producing; and Gaby Dellal’s shark attack thriller “Something in the Water,” from Studiocanal.

Claire Denis’ “The Stars at Noon,” with Robert Pattinson, was the subject of the Efm’s first high-profile U.S. deal on Tuesday, sold to A24.

Although there will be bigger projects, such as Gerard Butler action-thriller “Remote Control,” from STXInternational; or Solstice Studios’ deep space thriller “Ground Control to Major Tom,” with Seth Gordon directing, in today’s climate, $30 million — the reported budget of FilmNation’s
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I Am Not Okay With This Review (Spoiler-Free)

I Am Not Okay With This Review (Spoiler-Free)
Knowing, sardonic and referential, is Netflix’s new teen superpower comic adaptation I Am Not Okay With This too cool for school?

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This I Am Not Okay With This review contains no spoilers.

Somewhen between Carrie White, Kitty Pryde and Buffy Summers, adolescent girls and superpowers became a winning combination. All those hormones, all that loneliness and rage, all that feeling like a mutant and being terrified/thrilled by burgeoning sexuality… it’s a metaphor-a-palooza that hasn’t gone unexploited, especially not on screen.

The Craft, Ginger Snaps, Jennifer’s Body and countless others all make the wry point that high school is hell and best friends/parents/quarterbacks can be demons. They also make the more inspiring point that teenage girls - a group doubly disenfranchised by age and gender - have power. Inside them is the strength to fight back, protect others and rain down vengeance on the unworthy,
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‘Anchorman’ Alums Will Ferrell & Paul Rudd Reteaming For Mrc Television Limited Series ‘The Shrink Next Door’

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‘Anchorman’ Alums Will Ferrell & Paul Rudd Reteaming For Mrc Television Limited Series ‘The Shrink Next Door’
Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd are getting back together for the Mrc Television limited series The Shrink Next Door which is based on the 2019 No. 1 new Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast. The last time the duo starred together was in 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Also inspired by true events, The Shrink Next Door is a dark comedy following the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf played by Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz, played by Ferrell. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s home and taking over his family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative one filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest.

The Big Sick filmmaker Michael Showalter will direct with Georgia Pritchett writing. Ferrell,
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Efm Preview & Hot Pics List: Film Biz Mulls Talent Drain And Next ‘Parasite’ In Berlin As Coronavirus Shadow Looms

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Efm Preview & Hot Pics List: Film Biz Mulls Talent Drain And Next ‘Parasite’ In Berlin As Coronavirus Shadow Looms
Following another streamer-dominated Sundance where deal-making soared beyond $120M, the onus at the European Film Market in Berlin is expected to shift back to a more traditional scene of single territory theatrical acquisitions, largely by European buyers. Scroll down for our list of hot market debuts.

The Efm, which officially gets underway tomorrow, doesn’t often boast the same riches as Cannes in terms of scaled, glamour projects, but this year’s selection of pre-sale titles reveals certain trends about the market.

Talent has been painfully hard to come by. The usual scramble for bankable names has been even more pronounced this year and a handful of the larger sellers have yet to announce new projects or are still in holding patterns regarding talent. In theory, the Efm’s later start date was meant to help packagers. But the distraction of awards season and the flood of talent to TV
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‘The Good Nurse’: FilmNation Boards Eddie Redmayne & Jessica Chastain Thriller For Efm

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‘The Good Nurse’: FilmNation Boards Eddie Redmayne & Jessica Chastain Thriller For Efm
FilmNation has boarded hot project The Good Nurse, starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

We first broke news of the thriller in 2018. Based on the book by Charles Graeber and scripted by 1917 scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt) is set to make his English-language feature directing debut.

Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa is producing with FilmNation. We hear the film is being budgeted around $30M.

The pic tells the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now called “Angel of Death,” Cullen was a married father who was thought to be a responsible caretaker, but his secret compulsion to take life led to his implication in the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years, spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Redmayne will play Cullen, who was caught by
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Efm: FilmNation Launching Sales on ‘The Good Nurse’ With Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)

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Efm: FilmNation Launching Sales on ‘The Good Nurse’ With Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)
FilmNation will launch international sales on “The Good Nurse,” a thriller set to star Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, at the European Film Market (Efm), Variety has learned.

The film marks Tobias Lindholm’s English language feature directing debut. The Danish filmmaker previously oversaw “A Hijacking” and “A War.” The film centers on Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history and was known by the moniker, “Angel of Death.” He is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years. Redmayne will play Cullen and Chastain will play a nurse who begins to unravel the true scope of his crimes.

Redmayne won an Oscar for “Theory of Everything” and scored another nomination for “The Danish Girl.” Upcoming projects include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3” and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of
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‘Swimming With Sharks’: Kiernan Shipka & Diane Kruger To Star In Quibi & Lionsgate’s Drama Series Update Of 1994 Movie

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‘Swimming With Sharks’: Kiernan Shipka & Diane Kruger To Star In Quibi & Lionsgate’s Drama Series Update Of 1994 Movie
Exclusive: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger are set as the leads in Swimming With Sharks, Quibi’s drama series from Lionsgate.

Billed as a contemporary update of George Huang’s 1994 film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system, the series is written and produced by Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First), and directed by Tucker Gates (Homeland), with Chris Cowles also producing.

In the series adaptation, Lou (Shipka), a young female assistant, works for Joyce (Kruger), a sole female studio head, at a company filled with manipulators, schemers and intrigue, but little do they know Lou is poised to outwit them all.

Lou and Joyce give a female twist to the characters played in the movie by Frank Whaley and Kevin Spacey, respectively.

Dana Brunetti, Spacey’s former producing partner, and Liz Destro serve as executive producers alongside Jay Cohen and Stephen Israel,
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Razzie Awards Nominations 2020 Led by Cats, Rambo 5 and The Fanatic

Razzie Awards Nominations 2020 Led by Cats, Rambo 5 and The Fanatic
Now that the Oscars are all over and done with, and the best of the best have now been honored, it is time to turn to the awards ceremony for the worst of the worst: The Razzies. Well, the nominations are now in and the likes of Cats, Rambo: Last Blood and A Medea Family Funeral take the lead for the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards.

The much-maligned cinematic adaptation of the musical Cats has garnered a total of nine Razzie nominations, securing a nod in every major category apart from Worst Actor and Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel. Star Rebel Wilson though has been nominated for both Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress for her work in The Hustle and Cats, respectively. Hopefully, she has a sense of humor about it.

Rambo: Last Blood is right behind Cats with a total of eight nominations, which continues the long-running tradition of The Razzies dishonoring Sylvester Stallone.
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Everything to Know About Camila Morrone, Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars Date and Girlfriend

Everything to Know About Camila Morrone, Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars Date and Girlfriend
Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone just made a major couple debut at the 2020 Academy Awards.

The pair, who were first spotted together at the end of 2017 and have been very private about their relationship, were spotted sitting next to each other in the front row of the 2020 Oscars, though they posed separately on the red carpet. As Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter and more took the stage for the opening performance, cameras panned to the front row A-listers, including DiCaprio and his girlfriend together side-by-side.

Read on for everything to know about Morrone.

She’s an actress.

Morrone, 22, recently received buzz
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SNL Video: RuPaul Sees the Future of Drag — and It's Pete Davidson's Chad

SNL Video: RuPaul Sees the Future of Drag — and It's Pete Davidson's Chad
On this week’s Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson’s Chad got a personal, one-on-one lesson in drag from host RuPaul.

Looking for “the future of drag” at a photo shoot, RuPaul set his sights on Chad, noting to the unlikely superstar, “There’s a queen inside of you. All she needs is a crown. Get my gist?” Of course, Chad got a giggle out of the last word’s proximity to “jizz.”

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‘Cats,’ ‘Madea’ and ‘Rambo’ Top Razzie Nominations

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‘Cats,’ ‘Madea’ and ‘Rambo’ Top Razzie Nominations
The Razzie nominations are out and Cats, A Madea Family Funeral, and Rambo: Last Blood cleaned up.

The Golden Raspberry Foundation announced its picks for 2019’s worst achievements in film, a day before the Academy Awards honor the industry’s best.

Cats, which the Razzie folks described as a “widely derided feline flop,” picked up eight nods. A Madea Family Funeral and Rambo: Last Blood also received eight nominations. All three films landed in the worst picture category.

Tyler Perry, who wrote, produced, directed and played four roles in A Madea Family Funeral, received multiple nods — worst screenplay, worst actress, worst screen combo, and two worst supporting actor nominations.

The Razzie Award winners are usually announced the day before the Oscars. But according to the Golden Raspberry Foundation, the schedule was changed this year due to the Oscar ceremony being moved up. The Razzie Awards date will be announced later.
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‘Cats’ Scores Eight Nominations at 2020 Razzie Awards

‘Cats’ Scores Eight Nominations at 2020 Razzie Awards
Although shunned by the Oscars, Cats racked up eight nominations to lead the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies, the annual celebration of Hollywood’s worst.

The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, a box office and critical disaster, earned nods for Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Francesca Hayward), Worst Supporting Actress (both Judi Dench and Rebel WIlson), Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden), Worst Screen Combo (for “Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairball” plus Jason Derulo and “his CGI-neutered bulge”), Worst Director (Tom Hooper) and Worst Screenplay. Taylor Swift and Idris Elba escaped unscathed.
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The 40th annual Razzie nominations: ‘Cats’ scratches up 8 hisses including 4 acting bids and Worst Picture

The 40th annual Razzie nominations: ‘Cats’ scratches up 8 hisses including 4 acting bids and Worst Picture
You knew this was coming. The 40th annual Golden Raspberry Awards dishonored the cinematic feline felony known as”Cats” with eight nominations, including one for no less than Dame Judi Dench herself. In fact, the organization even felt the need to describe her Old Deuteronomy as looking suspiciously similar to the Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz.” Somewhere, Bert Lahr is crying.

But incredibly, there were two other 2019 releases that proved egregious enough to also be pelted with eight nominations: Sylvester Stallone‘s “Rambo: Last Blood” and Tyler Perry‘s 12th and purportedly last appearance in a wig and dress, “A Medea Family Funeral.”

As per usual, the competitors for disgraced excellence were announced on the eve of the Academy Awards, which airs live on ABC on Sunday. The cheeky Razzies also had the nerve to slap around two other Oscars winners besides Dame Judi: Anne Hathaway, up for both “The Hustle” and “Serenity,
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‘Cats,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood,’ Final ‘Madea’ Film Top Razzie Nominations for Worst Movies of 2019

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‘Cats,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood,’ Final ‘Madea’ Film Top Razzie Nominations for Worst Movies of 2019
Tom Hooper’s movie musical “Cats,” Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood,” and Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” topped this year’s nominations list for the worst movies and performances of 2019, scoring eight nominations a piece.

Other “honorees” on this year’s list include the remake of “Hellboy” starring David Harbour, John Travolta in the thriller “The Fanatic” and the James Franco-directed period drama “Zeroville.”

The Razzies are now in their 40th year, and the group typically announces its nominees a day ahead of the Oscar nominations. But with the Oscars moving to its earliest date ever, it also pushed back the Razzies, which are only just announcing the nominees list. The awards ceremony for the winners will be announced at a later date.

Also Read: John Travolta Gives 'Cringe-Worthy' Performance in 'The Fanatic' as Borderline Autistic Character, Critics Say

This year the organization accompanied its nominees with a video sketch,
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All-Time Favorite Vegas-Themed Movies

Take a gamble

The saying “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” is not strictly true, is it? You probably had your first taste of gaming and glamour on the big screen. Today, if you’re heading into Las Vegas and are about to place a few rookie bets in its best casinos, you’re likely craving the quirky characters, immersive plots, and kick-ass endings that first captured your imagination in those A-list casino movies.

Casino

In running through those favorite movies of all time that are set in Las Vegas, you surely can’t omit Casino, itself. The plot revolves around the enterprising mafia associate Sam “Ace” Rothstein, who is selected as the best candidate to run a chain of casinos “on the strip” and, before long, rises up the mafia ranks.

A timeless quote from Ace: “That’s the truth about Las Vegas. We’re the only winners.
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How 'It' Star Sophia Lillis Became a Horror Go-To Before Finishing High School

How 'It' Star Sophia Lillis Became a Horror Go-To Before Finishing High School
Gretel & Hansel star Sophia Lillis has accomplished quite a lot since her breakout role as Beverly Marsh in 2017's It. Whether it's playing a younger version of Amy Adams' character on Sharp Objects or serving as the foundation for Jessica Chastain's portrayal of Beverly in It Chapter Two, Lillis' resume of five films and two series is made all the more impressive by the fact that she's still a few months away from graduating high school. With Gretel & Hansel in theaters and a new Netflix show debuting Feb. 26, Lillis recently made a big decision about ...
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Mothers’ Instinct triumphs at the 10th Belgian Magritte Film Awards - Festivals / Awards - Belgium

Olivier Masset-Depasse’s third feature has won all the 9 awards it was nominated for. The 10th edition of the Belgian Magritte Film Awards, which took place last Saturday night, saw the triumph of Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Mothers' Instinct, which went home with the 9 awards it was nominated for. A real success for the film, which first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and which is soon to be remade in America by the director, with Jessica Chastain producing. The film won, amongst other prizes, the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Veerle Baetens, and Best Photography for Hichame Alaouie. This evening was also a resounding success for Versus Production, which thus won its 4th Best Film award in 10 editions of the Belgian Magritte Film Awards. The company also won in the Best Flemish Film category for Tim Mielants’ Patrick, co-produced with Savage Film. This deluge...
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Jessica Chastain is Tammy Faye...

by Eric Blume

It's never a bad time to start talking about possiblities for Next Year's Best Actress Oscar, which may include one of our favorites here at Tfe, Jessica Chastain.  She just wrapped filming The Eyes of Tammy Faye, where she will play infamous televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, opposite Andrew Garfield as husband Jim. The movie is based from the documentary of the same title from twenty years ago, here directed by the talented Michael Showalter.  

Seems like inspired casting and an inspired choice for director, since the movie could really deliver in several different tones based on this trio.  What it probably won't be, let's hope, is another straight biopic...
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