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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office
Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed impressively in its expansion with $1.4 million at 62 locations during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Phantom Thread” posted an impressive $22,984 per-screen average — by far the highest average on the domestic chart as Focus Features expanded the run from six screens. Focus plans to screen the film in more than 500 locations next weekend.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, has now grossed a total of $2.5 million. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character, a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion. His life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

“Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations,
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Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role

Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role
Dave Bautista was almost not in Blade Runner 2049 for a very strange reason — he was too young.

Bautista and director Denis Villeneuve recalled the story of how the 48-year-old actor almost missed out on the role of Sapper Morton on the Blade Runner 2049 blu-ray special features.

"The vulnerability that Dave brought to the character was essential for the movie to be a success," Villeneuve said of the importance of casting the right farmer replicant.

Bautista, known also for playing Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said the experience of playing Sapper was a first for him.

"This was something completely...
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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’

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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’
On Sunday, Mark Strong confirmed TheWrap’s reporting the he is playing the villain in “Shazam,” telling Contactmusic that “I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun.” Sivana will be Strong’s second time playing a DC Comics villain. The first was Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern,” a film Strong told Contactmusic he thought was “rather good.” However, the film’s disappointing box office led to the cancelation of planned sequels which would have featured Sinestro in a much larger role, “so I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world.” Strong added. Strong said...
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‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban

‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban
Saudi Arabia made history on December 11 when it was announced the country would officially be lifting its 35-year ban on cinema. The decision caused many to wonder what the first movie to screen publicly would be. Would representatives go with a classic? A superhero film? An acclaimed local indie like “Wadjda”? The real answer it turns out is perhaps the most critically reviled U.S. film of 2017: “The Emoji Movie.”

Reuters reports that the Sony-backed animated comedy “The Emoji Movie” was the first film to screen publicly in Saudi Arabia on January 13. The movie was screened as a double feature with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” While the country continues to wait for its first movie theater to open sometime in March, authorities have begun sponsoring temporary theater locations. “The Emoji Movie,” for instance,
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Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film

Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film
Hope remains for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to become an actual movie that happens, rather than a long-hoped-for sequel that never materializes. Director Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi actioner didn’t explode at the box office, but it earned high critical praise and grew its legion of fans once it hit home video, offering up a smart and refreshingly unique blockbuster that stood in direct contrast to the plainness of other big-budget fare. Liman, stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and writer Christopher McQuarrie all expressed interest and desire to make a sequel, and while it’…
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Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie

Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie
In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on.

According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for a possible role in his Manson era movie. The story will be set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and center on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business.

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Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation

Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer has been accused of additional acts of sexual misconduct following an initial allegation from actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku posted a statement on Facebook alleging Kramer sexually assaulted her on the set of “True Lies” when she was 12 years old. Now stunt woman Laura Albert has told Deadline that Kramer was sexually inappropriate with her 15-year-old sister and her 16-year-old friend on the 1997 set of “Virus.”

“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
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Taraji P. Henson and John Singleton Team Up For An Emmett Till Movie

Taraji P. Henson and John Singleton Team Up For An Emmett Till Movie
All it takes is a cursory glance at the news to know America still has a long way to go in our ongoing reckoning with our country’s racial history. But one way to help heal the wounds of the past is to provide people with knowledge and perspective, and that’s exactly what producer/star Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and director […]

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New York Film & TV Workers Protest During Mlk Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols

New York Film & TV Workers Protest During Mlk Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols
Update Tuesday morning with video, below. Lanere Holmes Rollins, a Parking Production Assistant who has cleared New York’s streets for film and TV crews for more than two decades, waited more than three hours to claim Martin Luther King day as her own. She had the formidable challenge of making her case before a packed meeting room in East Harlem after a power posse of the state’s top politicians joined the Rev. Al Sharpton to celebrate the slain Civil Rights leader. The…
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‘Love, Simon’ Trailer: Find Yourself & Fall In Love

The teenage coming-of-age/discovering yourself/love story genre is overflowing with entries, but few of them deal with what it’s like being gay in high school. That changes with “Love, Simon” which takes on the big subject of accepting and owning your sexuality, all within the familiar teen movie tropes.

Directed by Greg Berlanti, who knows this territory well as the hit TV producer behind tweenage fare like “Riverdale,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl,” the movie is based on the book by Becky Albertalli, and follows Simon, a closeted teenager who starts falling for anonymous classmate online.

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Berlinale Classics line-up includes Ozu, Lumet, Wenders

Berlinale Classics line-up includes Ozu, Lumet, Wenders
Seven movies have been digitally restored.

Wim Wenders

The Berlinale Classics section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 15-25) will present the world premieres of seven digitally restored films.

The strand will open on February 16 with the premiere of 1923 silent classic The Ancient Law, restored digitally by the Deutsche Kinemathek. Zdf/Arte have commissioned French composer Philippe Schoeller to make new music for this version.

Wim Wenders’ Wings Of Desire (1987) will screen in a 4K Dcp version. The version is restored by the Wim Wenders Foundation and is based on its original negatives; StudioCanal will be releasing it in German cinemas later this year.

My 20th Century (1989) is the feature debut of Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi, who won the 2017 Golden Bear. It is a black-and-white story about the diverging lives of identical twins at the start of the Twentieth century. The film owes its 4K restoration to the Hungarian National Film Fund.

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CAA Signs Actor & Singer Mike Angelo

Exclusive: Actor, singer and dancer Mike Angelo has signed with CAA. The multi-hyphenate who’s of Thai/Chinese descent rose to fame as part of the successful Thai pop duo Golf & Mike before segueing to television. He is currently the star of Hunan TV drama Delicious Destiny and is next set to play the male lead on the Chinese series Mr Swimmer and Fantastic Boyfriend, both of which will air on Tencent Video. Angelo started his career in pop music in 2005, forming the duo…
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Gary Oldman's Darkest Hour gives V for victory at UK box office

Oldman’s Oscar-tipped portrayal of Winston Churchill’s wartime tribulations storms to the top as Three Billboards nabs third place

When it comes to the annual awards-season movie glut, in which Oscar-bait dramas are launched every week from the start of the year until the middle of February, most would agree that the second weekend of January is the plum release date. That’s traditionally the Friday after the Golden Globes ceremony and the Bafta film awards nominations, so it’s a great date if you expect to perform well with those awards-giving bodies, while also giving your film plenty of play up to the Baftas and Oscars ceremonies. It was the date nabbed by La La Land last year, by The Revenant in 2016 and 12 Years a Slave in 2014.

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Keira Knightley on ‘Colette,’ Pushing for Social Change, and if She’ll Ever Direct

Keira Knightley on ‘Colette,’ Pushing for Social Change, and if She’ll Ever Direct
Keira Knightley speaks her mind.

While most movie stars frequently offer up anodyne responses to reporters’ inquiries and deploy an army of publicists and image makers to ensure they never say anything remotely controversial, Knightley refuses to dodge tough questions. She’s ostensibly talking to Variety about “Colette,” a historical drama centering on the legendary French novelist that will premiere Jan. 20 at the Sundance Film Festival, but Knightley is more comfortable holding forth on the topical subjects of feminism, sexism and the lack of opportunities for female directors than she is talking about her creative process.

That’s what makes the 32-year-old actress a natural fit for the title role in the indie production. The mononymous Colette, perhaps best known for her novella “Gigi,” was a barrier breaker. A woman who had romances with women and men, and who rose to the top of belle époque society by writing stories, such as “Chéri
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Cool Stuff: Mondo Releasing P.T. Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Soundtrack on Vinyl

Cool Stuff: Mondo Releasing P.T. Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Soundtrack on Vinyl
Right now you can see Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film, The Phantom Thread, in limited theaters. This weekend it expands to theaters everywhere, but if you’re not rushing out to see it, maybe you’ll want to look back at one of the filmmaker’s earlier films with a new collectible vinyl release from Mondo. The 1999 […]

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Timothée Chalamet ‘Doesn’t Want to Profit’ From Woody Allen Film, Donates Salary to Time’s Up, Rainn, and More

Timothée Chalamet ‘Doesn’t Want to Profit’ From Woody Allen Film, Donates Salary to Time’s Up, Rainn, and More
Timothée Chalamet is following in the footsteps of Rebecca Hall by announcing he’ll donate his entire salary from working on Woody Allen’s new film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” to the organizations Time’s Up, Rainn (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), and The Lgbt Center in New York. Hall announced she would be doing the same on January 12. The film also stars Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, and Jude Law.

Read More:Rebecca Hall is ‘Profoundly Sorry’ For Starring in Woody Allen’s New Film, Donates Full Salary to Time’s Up

“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer,” Chalamet wrote in a statement posted on Instagram. “I’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations. But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit
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