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Shailene Woodley’s Final ‘Divergent’ Movie Loses Director


Robert Schwentke is exiting as director of Lionsgate’s fourth and final “Divergent” film after directing the second and third films in the franchise. The move comes two months after Lionsgate decided to move the fourth film — “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” back from March 24, 2017 to June 9, 2017. That opened the spring break… Read more »


Will Smith’s ‘Collateral Beauty’ to Open Against ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’


Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has some new competition on Dec. 16 — Will Smith’s drama “Collateral Beauty.” Warner Bros. announced Monday that it has moved “Chicken Soup for the Soul” out of the Dec. 16 slot into 2017 and replaced it with New Line’s “Collateral Beauty.” The “Star Wars” spinoff is the… Read more »


Lupita Nyong’o Heads for Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Intelligent Life’

Marie Claire Image Maker Awards, Los Angeles, America - 12 Jan 2016

Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in the science-fiction thriller “Intelligent Life” at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow and collaborator Derek Connolly wrote the “Intelligent Life” script, based on an earlier project titled “The Ambassador” about a U.N. worker in a department representing humankind in the event of alien contact. The… Read more »


See the Oscar Class Photo of 2016


Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered for Monday’s Oscar luncheon, with the nominees posing at the end for the annual Oscar class photo. Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Matt Damon and Alejandro G. Inarritu were among those in attendance at the event, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. Monday’s get-together… Read more »


Oscar Telecast Will Be ‘Most Diverse Ever,’ Says Producer at Luncheon

88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon, Los Angeles, America - 08 Feb 2016

This year’s Oscar show “will be the most diverse ever,” producer David Hill told Variety on Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. Despite the lack of acting nominees of color — which the Academy has no control over — Hill and fellow Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin have been working since September to make sure the… Read more »


‘El Clan’ Director Pablo Trapero to Helm Rockefeller Imposter Movie


Argentinian director Pablo Trapero will helm “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Trapero, who won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year for “El Clan,” will rewrite the script from David Bar Katz, who adapted the book by Mark Seal. Donald De Line is producing. “The Man in… Read more »


BET Partners with American Black Film Festival for ABFF Awards 2016


BET Networks will partner with the American Black Film Festival to produce and televise the “ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” the network announced Monday. The ceremony will be hosted by actor Mike Epps and air Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. on BET and Centric. The show will celebrate black culture and honor individuals,… Read more »


21st Century Fox Earnings: Cable Gains Can’t Lift Weaker Film Results

James Murdoch, chairman of News Corp, speaking in Munich, Germany - 25 Jan 2011

UPDATED: Lackluster home entertainment results, a weaker film slate and difficult foreign exchange rates pushed revenues and profits at 21st Century Fox down during the media conglomerate’s most recent fiscal quarter. Revenues hit $7.38 billion, down 1% from the prior year, missing analysts expectations. Earnings per share topped off at 44 cents compared to 53 cents… Read more »


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