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Point Grey, Good Universe Team With 'Hello Ladies' Creators for 'Good Boys'
Described as in the vein of Sausage Party and Superbad, Good Boys is an R-rated comedy about four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to replace a broken drone before their parents get home.
- Rebecca Ford
Blake Lively’s Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Lands at Paramount
The project will be directed by “The Handmaid’s Tale” exec producer Reed Morano, from a script by Mark Burnell with Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing. IM Global will finance the film. Lively was attached to the project a month ago.
The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick series of four British novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who is on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash. After discovering from a journalist that the crash wasn’t an accident and watching that journalist get killed, she adapts the identity of an assassin in order to track down those responsible. »
- Dave McNary
'Mission: Impossible 6' Shoot Set for 8-Week Hiatus Following Tom Cruise Injury
A video taken on the London set obtained by TMZ showed the actor jumping between buildings and falling short his mark, smacking into one side hard and limping away afterwards.
A source has now told THR that the injury – believed by many among the film’s crew to be a damaged ankle – is likely to force producers to put the shoot "on hiatus" for »
- Alex Ritman
Netflix Rounds Out Cast for Ben Stiller-Produced ‘Eggplant Emoji’
They join Geraldine Viswanathan, who is in negotiations to star.
Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock will produce the dark comedy via their Red Hour Films banner. Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck, the creators and stars of the Comedy Central show “Workaholics,” are also on board to produce.
In the vein of “Superbad,” the plot follows a teenager who accidentally cuts off his penis during a camping trip. He and his friends rush to save the appendage before it’s too late.
- Justin Kroll
Another Princess Diana Documentary Sells Around the World
Adding to the host of TV specials marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, “Diana: The Day the World Cried,” a documentary narrated by Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, has been sold by Cineflix Rights to multiple territories.
The one-hour program was commissioned by Britain’s ITV and the Smithsonian Channel in the U.S., and will air on those channels in their respective countries. It has also been bought by Nine Network for Australia; Sky in New Zealand; Svt in Sweden; Nrk in Norway; OnDIRECTV for Latin America; ITV for Asia, Middle East, and Africa; Manoto in Iran; and Channel 8 in Israel.
Produced by Finestripe Productions, “Diana: The Day the World Cried” looks at the day of Diana’s funeral on Sept. 6, 1997, when a million people lined the streets of London for the funeral procession and 2.5 billion watched on television around the world. Told in the words of people who were in attendance, it »
- Robert Mitchell
‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Has an Exhausting Week
Tommy Wirkola’s What Happened to Monday starts out with a lot of promise, which makes its eventual fall is even more frustrating. The movie has a rich, interesting concept that could deal with identity and family, but rather than go for human interactions, the film always runs to the safety of gory violence and dystopian clichés to the point where a unique premise eventually becomes a painfully predictable action flick. Despite strong performances from Noomi Rapace, What Happened to Monday never lives up to its promising start, and by the end it becomes an utter chore. Set in … »
- Matt Goldberg
‘Mission Impossible: 6’ Now Expected to Wrap Production in December
With Tom Cruise temporarily out of action because of a stunt injury, “Mission: Impossible 6” is expected to wrap production in December rather than October but can still be delivered for its planned release next July, a source close to the production said Thursday.
Likewise, director Christopher McQuarrie insisted in an interview with British movie magazine Empire that, although the exact length of the hiatus had not yet been determined, “nothing that we’re looking at right now is going to affect the release date.” He said he still had seven to eight weeks to go on principal photography, which began in France on April 8.
Cruise broke his right ankle last week while performing a stunt in London. The source close to the production said that the production’s insurance would have to cover any costs incurred by a delay and that, following the injury, insurance costs for the actor, who »
- Robert Mitchell and Elsa Keslassy
‘The Defenders’: New Trailer Has Sigourney Weaver Threatening Marvel’s Heroes
Tomorrow, The Defenders will finally premiere, and Netflix has released a new trailer to get you excited for the show that will see Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) teaming up to stop an evil force led by Sigourney Weaver’s enigmatic character. It’s the culmination of four TV shows, and it will be interesting to see if it all comes together. In her review, Allison Keene points out that the show gets good once it gets going, but it doesn’t hit the ground running, which is unfortunate … »
- Matt Goldberg
Christopher McQuarrie Explains Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Injury
Tom Cruise proved to be mortal just like the rest us when a stunt on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6” went wrong, leaving him with a broken ankle. It has caused production on next summer’s blockbuster to be halted for an as yet undetermined amount of time (the trades are varying wildly in their assessments). Indeed, there has been a lot of chatter about the incident, but not much in the way of official details, but director Christopher McQuarrie has shed some light on what went down, but first you might need a refresher of the video that went viral.
- Kevin Jagernauth
One Avenger Who Won't End Up Dying In Infinity War
Fans of the McU are expecting a few deaths when Thanos arrives, but one actor may have slipped that he'll survive Infinity War. »
One Funny Reason Sean Gunn Is Happy He Got To Work On Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War is bringing all of our favorite Marvel movies heroes together for the first time which means the Guardians of the Galaxy finally get to meet the Avengers. As it turns out, the actors are just as excited by this as we are. »
14 Blockbusters to See This Season, From ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Many More
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Next up: blockbusters and popcorn fare for even the pickiest of cinephiles.
“It” (September 8)
While 2017 has been a relatively low-key year for horror, the promise of a remake of one of Stephen King’s most beloved and horrifying works, “It,” still glimmers on the horizon. Long before the creepy clown scares of summer 2016 (but not too »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, David Ehrlich and Michael Nordine
The Untamed review – a film about love, pleasure and a tentacular sex monster
This sly and subversive allegorical body horror from the Mexican director of Heli is about the universal drives and addictions that power us all through life
Mexican film-maker Amat Escalante’s work has included the challengingly violent crime drama Heli (2013). Now he has created a bizarre realist-fantasy parable in which queasy eroticism and body horror are absorbed into life’s many pains and injustices. It is set in Guanajuato in central Mexico, which Escalante’s movie endows with a forbidding remoteness. The original title is La Región Salvaje, or the savage region. A perplexing opening sequence, showing what appears to be a vast asteroid heading for Earth, lays the foundation for the film’s strange premise. The asteroid has brought with it a new life form which its elderly discoverers – retired people who live in a modest woodland shack – find it necessary to keep secret, rather like Mr and Mrs »
- Peter Bradshaw
Does ‘Superbad’ Hold Up After 10 Years?
The use of cellphones, G-strings, sayings like “fo sho”, and one or two pop songs place Superbad in this day and age but much of the look of Greg Mottola’s second feature has a throwback quality. It’s apparent in the constant use of 1970s and 80s lovelorn soul-funk, the use of VHS surveillance, and a predilection for archaic fashion. No one uses a computer but Michael Cera’s Evan plays Playstation. The internet must exist and yet the best way to obtain alcohol is from the local liquor store with an unconvincing fake ID. The cops … »
- Chris Cabin
‘It’ Eyes Huge $50 Million-Plus Opening in Early Box Office Tracking
“It” will float to the top of the box office heap when it hits theaters next month.
Initial tracking suggests that the Stephen King adaptation is on pace to open to more than $50 million when it premieres in the U.S. on Sept. 8, 2017. That’s a massive number, one that’s usually reserved for summer debuts or holiday launches. Plus, “It” carries an R-rating, with its director Andrés Muschietti telling Variety last month that the film doesn’t skimp on the gore.
“I’m so excited that it’s rated R,” he said. “I don’t feel that we held back in any aspect.”
“It” is one of King’s most beloved books, and anticipation has been high for the movie version. The initial trailer attracted 197 million views in its first 24 hours of release.
‘It’ Director on Tackling Two R-Rated Movies and Why He Picked Bill Skarsgard for Pennywise
Sources close to the studio caution that »
- Brent Lang
Italian Movies Are Struggling in U.S. Theaters, But This Distribution Experiment Could Change That
When “Indivisible” screened for a crowd at Lincoln Center as the opening night selection of its annual “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema” series, it had no U.S. distribution plan. In late 2016, it had screened in higher-profile slots in Venice and Toronto, where buyers paid no heed. But at Lincoln Center, the movie — a seriocomic story about 18-year-old conjoined twins pursuing a music career (real-life conjoined twins Angela and Marianna Fontana) — played through the roof.
That was when Ira Deutchman saw its potential.
“I just fell in love with it,” the veteran distribution executive said. “It’s got everything in it. The movie is not a depressing, severe art film that requires people to look at it like work. Maybe distributors didn’t see the commerciality in a story about conjoined twins, but the women are beautiful and the movie is surprisingly entertaining.”
Read More:Ira Deutchman Receives First »
- Eric Kohn
‘Broadchurch’ Series Finale: How Things Ended, and Each Character’s Fate
Spoilers for all of Broadchurch's three seasons follow. When it first premiered, Broadchurch was a juggernaut of a crime series. In it, a heinous act was committed in a beautiful locale where almost anyone could be a suspect. It was twisty, haunting, and engrossing. The emotional score combined with the lush cinematograph and affecting performances across the board elevated Broadchurch beyond a typical crime drama. It forged such a memorable legacy (and one forgettable U.S. TV remake) that it's still held up as a standard of measurement by which all subsequent crime dramas are weighed. And while … »
- Allison Keene
Original Nightmare On Elm Street Star Wrote The Most Insane Freddy Krueger Prequel Story
An intriguing piece of horror history has found its way to light. »
‘Whose Streets?’: For the Charlottesville Resistance, this Documentary is Essential Cinema
As the nation reacts to the violence in Charlottesville, many are stunned by the hateful views that lurk beneath the country’s surface. One group that is unsurprised? Black people. African Americans have never forgotten America’s racist foundations, and never had the chance to turn a blind eye; they experience racism every day. Which why is a film like “Whose Streets?” — a documentary about the Ferguson protests, made by black filmmakers for black audiences — must be seen, celebrated, and heeded.
The film documents the genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement during 2013 demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. Piecing together shaky footage with more intimate interviews with movement leaders, director Sabaah Folayan and producer Damon Davis weave a tale of unrelenting power that feels like today’s news. The film’s authenticity is largely derived from the filmmakers, »
- Jude Dry
‘Miami’ Trailer: Sexy and Ambitious Tiff Drama Follows a Pair of Stripper Sisters on the Run — Watch
A heady mix of crime caper, neon dazzle, and American-ized dreams, all topped with a generous nod to movies like “Magic Mike” and “Showgirls,” Zaida Bergroth’s ambitious “Miami” appears to be taking the “stripper movie” into an entirely new direction. The filmmaker’s third feature — following festival favorites “The Good Son” and “The Last Cowboy Standing” — turns her keen eye for fraught familial relationships to something new: sisters.
“Miami” follows the glamorous Angela (Krista Kosonen), who arrives in a tiny Finnish town armed with her exotic dancer pals and her dazzling personality, only to get mixed up with some bad dudes after the show is over (one gets the sense that Angela is always just one big scrape away from disaster). Angela hightails it out of town, armed with a brand-new sidekick: her shy »
- Kate Erbland
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