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Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing

Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing
James Bond is taking a break from the production of Bond 25. Per the official 007 Twitter account, actor Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery after suffering an injury on the set of the new James Bond movie. Craig was filming with director Cary Fukunaga in Jamaica when the accident happened. The surgery will not stop production, even though Craig will head to rehab for two weeks after the operation.

The official James Bond social media account wrote in a statement: “Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”

In addition to Craig, Bond 25 is seeing the returns of franchise players Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux. Rami Malek has
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Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins
Warner Bros said Wednesday that shooting has begun on Tenet, which is now officially the title of Christopher Nolan’s secretive next movie. It also has added Michael Caine, Dunkirk‘s Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clémence Poésy to and ensemble cast topped by John David Washington along with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film, Nolan’s first feature since 2017’s Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, is being described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage. He wrote the original screenplay and shooting spanning seven countries is now underway. The studio has already set a July 17, 2020 release date for it.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing, with Thomas Hayslip executive producer. The Tenet team includes Dunkirk’s director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema and editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Nathan Crowley, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson.

The score is being composed by
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‘Aladdin’ Remake Rubs Critics Differently, From ‘Rip-Roaring Spectacle’ to ‘Cinematic Karaoke’

‘Aladdin’ Remake Rubs Critics Differently, From ‘Rip-Roaring Spectacle’ to ‘Cinematic Karaoke’
The backlash after the first few trailers and teases for Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” were loud and clear, with audiences perplexed at the look 0f Will Smith’s blue, CGI Genie.

But while some critics in their first reviews of the film say “Aladdin” was as disappointing and unnecessary a remake as feared, others were quick to say that any concerns about Smith were wildly overblown.

“Like ‘Dumbo,’ the new movie is a big, lavish fantasia that no one asked for or particularly needs,” EW’s Chris Nashawaty wrote in his review. “And yet, the new ‘Aladdin’ is hardly the folly that the advance bad buzz prepared us for. The candy-colored costumes and production design are stunning, Alan Menken’s songs are as infectious as ever, the dance numbers have an electric Bollywood flair, and some of the bazaar chase sequences have a ‘Young Indiana Jones’ sense of rollicking,
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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend

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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend
When Disney first released “Aladdin” in 1992, Bill Clinton was just settling in to the Oval Office, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t much more than a book idea percolating in the mind of author George R.R. Martin, and Johnny Carson was wrapping up his stint as “Tonight Show” host.

In some ways, 2019 feels like a whole new world. But Disney is hoping that even 27 years later, the prospect of seeing flashy musical numbers set to timeless tunes like “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me” will entice moviegoers young and old into theaters for an updated take on “Aladdin,” the story of a charming Arabian street rat who stumbles upon a genie’s magical lamp.

“There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”

Aladdin” is expected to earn a solid
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Netflix Announces Premiere Date, First Look at ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Final Season

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Netflix Announces Premiere Date, First Look at ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Final Season
The seventh and final season of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ will premiere on Netflix on Friday, July 26, announced the streamer, offering up a first look at some of the last images of life at Litchfield.

Viewers will get to see Piper’s struggle with life on the outside, Taystee’s friendship with Cindy as she faces a life sentence, among other inmates’ stories.

In a teaser video for the last season, the cast — including Danielle Brooks, Taylor Schilling, Dascha Polanco and others — sings the theme to the opening credits, Regina Spektor’s “You’ve Got Time.”

Created by Jenji Kohan, the series has received four Emmys across 19 nominations since its premiere in 2013, including two wins for Uzo Aduba in 2014 and 2015.

The cast first announced in October that Season 7 would be its last.

Here are a couple of first-look images from the final season:
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Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'

Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'
Daniel Dae Kim is joining Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway.

The Hellboy star will play a biologist on a spaceship headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to life support systems.

Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher, played by Kendrick, emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship's biologist.

YouTube star turned filmmaker Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind survival thriller Arctic, penned the movie's script. Morrison will ...
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The Voice Season 16 Crowns a Winner

The Voice Season 16 Crowns a Winner
Congratulations are in order to Maelyn Jarmon, and her coach, John Legend. Maelyn was just announced as the winner of season 16 of The Voice, which should come as no surprise to anyone who saw her blind audition, which turned all four chairs with "Fields of Gold." She chose newbie coach John Legend and continued to be stellar all season long. Even if all you saw was last night's performance of her original single "Wait For You," you know why she won. Because she's already a star, basically. While the night started with four, Andrew Sevener and Dexter Roberts were eventually named the fourth and third place finishers, and Gyth Rigdon won...
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Stephen Colbert Scores First ‘Late Show’ Ratings Win Over ‘Tonight Show’ in 24 Years

Stephen Colbert Scores First ‘Late Show’ Ratings Win Over ‘Tonight Show’ in 24 Years
Stephen Colbert has brought the TV ratings crown back to CBS after more than two decades. “The Late Show” host scored the first season-long win among adults 18-49 in 24 years, just barely edging Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on NBC.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC finished third in the key demo, as well as in total viewers.

In terms of total viewersy, Colbert separated himself by Fallon by a pretty wide margin, claiming his third-straight victory there. Below are the Nielsen averages through May 19, 2019.

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Adults 18-49 Ratings

“Late Show”: 0.52 “Tonight Show”: 0.51 “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.38

All three of broadcast’s main late-night shows saw their ratings decline double digits from the previous season. Fallon’s drop was the harshest at 22%, while Jimmy Kimmel fell by 18%. Colbert’s key-demo average slipped just 12% year over year.
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Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu

Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu
Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, the companies announced Wednesday.

Neon is planning that the love story will get a theatrical release later this year, along with an awards campaign planned for all categories.

Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino and is set in 1770 in the French region of Brittany. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

Also Read: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Film Review: Ravishing Drama Is a
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Watch Jamie Foxx Break Character While Playing George Jefferson on Kimmel’s ‘All in the Family’ Recreation (Video)

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Watch Jamie Foxx Break Character While Playing George Jefferson on Kimmel’s ‘All in the Family’ Recreation (Video)
Jamie Foxx had a hilarious slip up while playing George Jefferson on Jimmy Kimmel’s live re-creation of classic Norman Lear sitcoms “The Jeffersons” and “All In The Family.”

The 90-minute primetime special that aired Wednesday, May 22 on ABC recreated one episode each from “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,.” The all-star cast was led by Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as Archie and Edith Bunker, and Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson.

And understandably, since the whole production was filmed live in front of a studio audience, one or two mistakes were bound to happen.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel to Re-Create 'All in the Family,' 'The Jeffersons' Episodes Live

“Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother. But you know we were broke, so all –” Foxx begins, before stuttering repeatedly on the last word.
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Judge in Writers Guild Suit Against Agencies Replaced Again

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elaine W. Mandel has replaced Craig D. Karlan to handle the Writers Guild of America’s lawsuit against Hollywood’s four major talent agencies.

Mandel was appointed Wednesday. She is the third judge assigned to the case, which was filed April 17 by the WGA against CAA, Wme, UTA and ICM Partners over the issue of agencies accepting packaging fees from studios, which the guild alleges violates the agencies’ fiduciary duty to clients. Mandel was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2009 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The WGA, using its only preemptory challenge, removed Los
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TV News Roundup: Bravo Announces First Ever BravoCon

In today’s roundup, Bravo announces its first ever BravoCon and the trailer for the fourth season of “Queen Sugar” dropped.

Dates

The buddy comedy “Partners in Wine,” starring Lauren White and Jasmine Curry, will be available for streaming on Amazon Tuesday, May 28. It follows best friends Mia and Anne, who support, challenge, and judge each other as they discuss marriage, dating, and motherhood over lots and lots of wine. Nathaniel Nauert directed.

First Looks

TNT released the official season three trailer for “Claws.” The series about five manicurists in Florida returns Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. The series stars Niecy Nash,
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Agencies Offer to Restart Talks With WGA to End Packaging Fee Standoff

Hollywood’s largest talent agencies have offered to restart negotiations with the WGA to end the standoff over the guild’s effort to impose new rules on talent agents.

In a letter to WGA West president David Goodman sent Wednesday, UTA co-president Jay Sures extended an olive branch and suggested resuming talks next week. UTA later sent the letter as an email message to its former writer clients. Goodman had been a longtime client of UTA until the breach that began on April 12.

“If this dispute is truly about addressing Packaging and Affiliate Production, then we are ready to get
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Quentin Tarantino Documentary ‘QT8: The First Eight’ Scores Sales (Exclusive)

Wood Entertainment has completed sales for France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Russia for “QT8: The First Eight,” a documentary that chronicles Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films.

The first buyers’ screening took place on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” premiered at Cannes on Tuesday night.

Producer Tara Wood completed “QT8: The First Eight” after a protracted legal battle to regain the rights following a production deal with the Weinstein Company back in 2016. The screening in Cannes was the first time potential distributors saw the final cut of the film.

The documentary profiles Tarantino’s first eight movies through interviews with his casts, producers and industry friends, including Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Robert Forster, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz, plus
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Rap Collective Beast Coast Channel Reggae on New Song ‘Snow in the Stadium’

Beast Coast — the hip-hop collective featuring Flatbush Zombies, Pro Era (Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Cj Fly, Powers Pleasant) and the Underachievers — tap into a reggae vibe with their laid-back new song “Snow in the Stadium.”

Producer Erick The Architect weaves the numerous verses between his smooth R&B vocal hook. In his early section, Bada$$ reflects on his roots: “Remember way back, I ain’t have no funds/Now I lay back with a bad little something,” he rhymes over a spacey guitar riff and glimmering beats. “And it all makes sense,
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‘Haunting of Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Will ‘Get Shot’ if He Tells Us He’s in ‘Bly Manor’

‘Haunting of Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Will ‘Get Shot’ if He Tells Us He’s in ‘Bly Manor’
The Haunting of Hill House” star Oliver Jackson-Cohen could tell you if he’s signed on for Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology, this time dubbed “The Haunting of Bly Manor” — but then he’d have to kill you. Actually, Netflix might kill him first.

“I will get shot if I ever answer that question (laughs),” Jackson-Cohen told TheWrap, when we asked if he’d joined the cast of “Bly Manor.”

“I would love to answer that question,” he continued. “All I can say is that ‘Bly Manor’ is going to be incredible. It’s a very, very exciting story, from what I’ve heard.”

Also Read: Netflix Sets Title for 'Haunting of Hill House' Season 2 - Which Is Definitely Not About Hill House (Video)

The second chapter of the Mike Flanagan-created series will feature “a new story with all new characters,” and will have “no connection” to “Hill House.
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Film Review: ‘Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll’

A civic Phoenix story is promised and effectively delivered in “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll,” even if there’s little doubt that what much of the audience will be hoping for from this documentary is Bruce, the whole Bruce and nothing but the Bruce. The film satisfies a good portion of that craving with its illumination of the club scene that formed the star’s early musical life, but Springsteen gradually becomes less of the focus in a doc that nobly aims to tell the story of a New Jersey seaside town’s rise, instant fall and veeeeery gradual comeback through the prism of music.

The middle portion of the film could be subtitled “Born to Be Run Down,” or maybe “Blinded by the Blight.” Ironically enough, Asbury Park’s trajectory became pretty much the exact opposite of Springsteen’s, right about the time he made both of them jointly famous.
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Hong Kong Film Development Council Appoints Industry Veteran Gary Mak New Secretary-General

Hong Kong film industry veteran Gary Mak has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, succeeding Wellington Fung, who is retiring after a 12-year tenure.

Reporting to the head of CreateHK, Mak will oversee the administration and management of all public funds established for the development of the film industry, including the $130 million (Hk$1 billion) the government earmarked for the Hong Kong Film Development Fund. Set up in 2007, the Fund finances local productions, subsidizes various events including the Entertainment Expo, the Hong Kong Film Awards, and the Asian Film Awards, and supports ...
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FX to Develop Series Adaptation of Akwaeke Emezi’s ‘Freshwater’ With Tamara P. Carter (Exclusive)

FX is in early development on a series based on Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel “Freshwater,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The series focuses on Ada, a Nigerian student in her final year of college who finds out that she has three spirits living in her subconscious. They eventually take control of her, threatening to ruin her life and sanity.

Emezi will write and executive produce the project along with Tamara P. Carter. FX Productions will produce with Kevin Wandell and Lindsey Donahue overseeing the project for FX.

“Freshwater” has drawn notable praise for Emezi. The novel is a finalist for the Nypl Young Lions Award,
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Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie

Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie
The 2007 film adaptation of the “Hitman” video game franchise is … not good. It received a score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics panning its incoherent plot and terrible dialogue. So, why did actor Timothy Olyphant take on the lead role as Agent 47? He had a mortgage to pay, he told Rollingstone in a recent interview.

Olyphant had just bought a new house when he found out his Western television show “Deadwood” was cancelled, according to the interview. But, instead of immediately putting it on the market, he decided to be a “glass-half-full type of motherfucker.”

“What we have to thank for this is the villain in [“Live Free or] Die Hard” and a fucking bald head in Bulgaria shooting “Hitman,” he told Rollingstone. “That’s what that phone call led to. ‘How about the villain of “Die Hard?”‘ I said, ‘Sure.’ And they’re like, ‘Do you want to read the script?
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