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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark’s Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’ (Exclusive)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark’s Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’ (Exclusive)
Bold Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories Productions have acquired the rights to remake the Danish thriller “The Guilty,” with Gyllenhaal attached to star.

The pic, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, won the world cinema audience award and was also named one of the top five foreign language films of 2018 by the National Board of Review. The movie, Denmark’s foreign language film Oscar entry, is also nominated for best screenwriter and best actor at the 2018 European Film Awards.

The movie follows a police officer under investigation, who’s demoted to desk-work at an emergency call center. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.

Gyllenhaal and Marker will produce for Nine Stories, alongside Bold Films’ Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina. Bold Films will finance the pic.
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"Sharp Objects" Alum Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct HBO’s ''Gorilla and the Bird" Adaptation

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Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects” alum Jean-Marc Vallée has re-teamed with HBO for yet another limited series.

The director has signed on to direct and executive produce the network’s upcoming adaptation of “Gorilla and the Bird,” HBO announced on Monday.

An adaptation of the memoir by former attorney Zack McDermott, the series is described as “an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son.” Bryan Sipe, who previously collaborated with Vallée on the 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal-led film “Demolition,” is executive producer and showrunner on the limited series.
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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix in January, that’s where.

The streamer revealed Monday that its Gina Rodriguez-led “Carmen Sandiego” animated series will launch Jan. 18.

The 20-episode season will drop before the premiere of Netflix’s live-action “Carmen Sandiego” movie, which also stars Rodriguez in the titular role.
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'The Favourite' leads awards race with 14 Critics' Choice nominations

'The Favourite' leads awards race with 14 Critics' Choice nominations
Yorgos Lanthimos comedy edges Vice and A Star Is Born, while Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace did well in the TV section

Period comedy The Favourite has solidified its position as an early leader in the awards race after securing 14 nominations in the Critics’ Choice awards. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, The Favourite is up for best picture, best comedy, best director and best original screenplay, as well as receiving comprehensive nods for its cast: best actress and best comedy actress for Colman, best supporting actress for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and best ensemble.

The Critics’ Choice awards, given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, are considered an accurate barometer of Oscar tastes: The Shape of Water took four awards here last year, when 17 out of 19 common categories had the same winner. It comes after last week’s somewhat
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"Power" Shuts Down Production After Crew Member Killed

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The Starz series “Power” has shut down production after an on-set accident led to the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.

Pedro Jimenez was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:30 Am ET when he was struck by an SUV. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

It is unknown at this time precisely how long the production shut down will last. “Power” is currently in production on its sixth season.

More to come…
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‘Woman At War’: Jodie Foster To Direct & Star In English Version Of Iceland’s Oscar Entry

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‘Woman At War’: Jodie Foster To Direct & Star In English Version Of Iceland’s Oscar Entry
Exclusive: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of Woman at War, the spirited and eccentric eco-thriller that Iceland has officially submitted for the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played in the original film by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a genial middle-aged music teacher hiding a secret life as an outlaw environmental activist with a grudge against the local aluminum industry that is despoiling the pristine Highlands of Iceland. Halla is escalating her one-woman campaign of sabotage when an unexpected letter arrives with news: her adoption application has been approved and a baby girl is awaiting her in the Ukraine.

It’s nature vs. nurture, so to speak, as the unlikely eco-avenger finds herself questioning her political convictions and destiny even as government agents hunt for her and an orphaned child awaits to fulfill Halla’s dream of motherhood.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Constance Wu in Talks for Rom-Com at Screen Gems

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Constance Wu in Talks for Rom-Com at Screen Gems
Constance Wu, the star of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” will be looking for love in yet another romantic comedy.

Wu is in talks to star in an untitled romantic comedy from Screen Gems, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Savion Einstein (the upcoming “The Longest Birthday”) wrote the screenplay, and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman are producing. Kimmy Gatewood, who stars as a wrestler on the Netflix show “Glow,” is in talks to make her directorial feature debut on the film. She’s previously directed a handful of shorts and several episodes of the 2016 show “Junketeers.”
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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard

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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard
Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Laura Linney lead an impressive cast for The Party and Orlando writer-director Sally Potter’s latest film. Production is underway in Spain on the untitled feature, which is being repped worldwide by HanWay and Bleecker Street.

The pic will chart a wild day in the life of a man on the edge, held together by the unconditional love of his daughter. It will also shoot on location in New York in January.

HanWay Films will handle the international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the upcoming European Film Market. Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the U.S. Potter’s long-time producing partner Christopher Sheppard is making the film through banner Adventure Pictures.

The film was co-developed by BBC Films and the BFI and is funded by HanWay Films, Bleecker Street, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, the BFI, Chimney
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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama "Conway" at NBC

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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama
NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with
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Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings

Jodie Whittaker to Return as ‘Doctor Who’ in 2020 Amid Strong U.S. Ratings
Doctor Who” will be back on global screens in early 2020, with Jodie Whittaker returning in her groundbreaking role as the show’s first regular female timelord. The show was renewed by the BBC amid mixed overnight but strong consolidated numbers in the U.K., and strong ratings in the U.S.

British viewers tuned in in droves to the first episode of the current season. With 11 million viewers (consolidated), it was the second-biggest drama audience of the year and the best launch for “Doctor Who” in a decade in the U.K.

Overnight ratings declined steadily over the course of the series,
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Sony’s New Concert Venue Is Also a Diy Recording Studio

Sony has set up shop on Mulberry Street in New York’s Soho neighborhood this winter — not with a store, but a pop-up concert venue that doubles as a immersive recording studio offering “multi-dimensional audio technology” for people to create their own songs for free.

For the third installment of its “Lost In Music” brand campaign, the music-tech giant took a different spin on its previous two projects involving virtual reality experiences by building a physical, multipurpose concept space, which is open to the public now through February 10th, 2019. The
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Darlene Love: My 5 Favorite Christmas Songs

Darlene Love: My 5 Favorite Christmas Songs
On a punishingly hot day in August of 1963, Darlene Love walked into L.A.’s Gold Star Studios with producer Phil Spector to lay down the vocals for a new song he’d just written with Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich called “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” It had the ill-fortune of arriving in record stores on the exact day that President Kennedy was assassinated and didn’t fare well on the charts since America wasn’t exactly in a celebratory mood at the time. But over the years the song became a holiday classic,
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8horses Producer Tolga Dilsiz Talks Eurimages Award Winner ‘The Jungle’ at Ventana Sur

Swiss director Matthias Huser, whose 2014 Kaurismaki-ish debut, “They Chased Me Through Arizona” drew fans at Locarno, is with his 8horses producer Tolga Dilsiz participating in Ventana Sur’s project section, where the two are looking to court potential co-producers on their upcoming feature, “The Jungle.”

At September’s San Sebastian Festival, the project won the Co-production Forum’s Eurimages Development Award. The win followed a San Sebastián Festival where the Swiss production collective 8horses also had the European première of “The Innocent,” screening in main competition.

The Jungle” is the story of a dying Swiss hippie who decades before moved to the Honduran rainforest in an attempt to protect the land from corporate and industrial interests. His now-adult daughter will return to the land and the home where she grew up, to see her father before he dies.

The two will struggle with long-dormant issues in their relationship, as well
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Tegan and Sara Plot New Memoir ‘High School’

Tegan and Sara will publish their first memoir, High School, in fall 2019 via McD, a division of the publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

High School will be a coming-of-age story that chronicles Tegan Sara’s time as teenagers in Calgary, Canada during the Nineties. The book will be written in alternating chapters from Tegan’s point of view and Sara’s.

“How did you start your band? When did you know that you were gay? What were you like before Tegan and Sara? We have spent twenty years answering
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22 Most Shocking TV Character Deaths of 2018, From ‘The Affair’ to ‘Westworld’ (Photos)

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22 Most Shocking TV Character Deaths of 2018, From ‘The Affair’ to ‘Westworld’ (Photos)
If there was one thing 2018 taught us, it’s that “shocking” is a truly relative term — and we’re not even talking about real-life instances here. Yes, it’s pretty hard to blow anyone’s mind these days, including that of TV viewers, making truly gasp-worthy small-screen character deaths few and far between. But that didn’t stop several showrunners from doing their worst — er, best, to totally kill you with these on-screen passings. Obviously, spoilers ahead.

Many, many residents of Westworld — “Westworld”: Several characters on Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO sci-fi series died on the Season 2 finale, including Bernard, Charlotte Hale, Elsie, Robert Ford, Dolores and Maeve — to name of a few of the many. The shocker here is the group is divided into those who stayed dead, didn’t stay dead, and may or may not still be dead.

Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) — “This Is Us
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American Football on New Self-Titled LP: ‘We’re Not Petulant Kids Now’

In 2016, American Football had to relearn how to be a band. Surrounded by belated critical praise and an intense fandom, the beloved emo act reunited after a 15-year-long absence to record their sophomore album, a record that aimed to recreate their original blend of confessional lyrics and gentle math rock. But in doing so, all four members realized there was much more to explore — but they had to be patient.

During the years that followed, all four members — singer and guitarist Mike Kinsella, guitarist Steve Holmes, drummer and horn player Steve Lamos,
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Oscar-nominated Argentine Actress Norma Aleandro Heads to ‘Paradise’ (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated Argentine Actress Norma Aleandro Heads to ‘Paradise’ (Exclusive)
Oscar-nominated Argentine actress Norma Aleandro will add her voice to “The Paradise” (El Paraiso), a noirish 2.5D animated feature directed by Federico Moreno Breser. Produced by Fernando Sirianni’s Nomad VFX, the project will take part in the Animation! Pitching Sessions in Ventana Sur this week.

Set in 1920s Rosario – a city known as the “Argentine Chicago” – “The Paradise” is the story of Magdalena and Anna Scilko, immigrant sisters who arrive from Poland with hopes for a new future. But the duo unwittingly fall into the hands of the Warsaw Clan, a ruthless crime syndicate that controls the largest prostitution ring in the city, setting off a story of love, revenge and betrayal, told in an arresting hybrid of 2D and 3D animation styles.

As a storyteller, Breser said he was inspired by his grandfather, who used to regale the director with colorful tales about the Rosario of his youth
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Minneapolis Star Tribune Film Critic Out Over Plagiarism Breaches

A film critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune has resigned from his post after editors discovered that he had plagiarized the work of other critics from as far back as 2009 and as recently as Nov. 1.

Colin Covert, who had been a staff writer with the paper for over 30 years, was found in an investigation to have used the unique language of other critics in his own movie reviews, Star Tribune editor Rene Sanchez and managing editor Suki Dardarian wrote in a statement.

Covert’s plagiarism came to the attention of the Star Tribune when a reader pointed out that the phrase “self-glorifying masochistic mush” was used in both Covert’s 2009 review of the musical “Nine” but also first appeared in a review from Pauline Kael in 1974. Editors then noticed that several other Kael expressions from her other reviews also appeared in Covert’s review of “Nine,” including “archaic big-musical circus,
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‘The Voice’ Coaches Go a Cappella With Their Hits on Fallon (Video)

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‘The Voice’ Coaches Go a Cappella With Their Hits on Fallon (Video)
Maybe “The Voice” coaches should officially form an a cappella group. We guess Jimmy Fallon and The Roots can be the backing “band” on tour.

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton performed a few of their hit songs sans music on Monday’s “Tonight Show,” where Shelton told the NBC late-night host to kiss his “country ass.”

Oh, and “Voice” host Carson Daly was there pretty much just to clap along. Moral support, we guess.

Also Read: Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon Totally Butcher the Finale of Their Big Christmas-Songs Medley (Video)

Watch the video above.

Anyone feel a sudden urge to watch “The Brady Bunch” and play Rubik’s Cube?



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‘The Voice’: See MaKenzie Thomas’ Stunning Cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘Vision of Love’

Only eight contestants remain on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, and Monday night found the frontrunners squaring off for a spot in the four-singer finale that will take place next week — plus some country mash-up fun.

As always, R&B powerhouse MaKenzie Thomas turned in a captivating performance, boldly tackling a Mariah Carey tune for the second time this season. Taking on “Vision of Love,” Thomas gave the 1990 hit a gospel makeover, standing in front of a waterfall of light and earning cheers from the crowd as the song’s energy rose halfway through.
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