Cyrano musical

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical.

Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven, Swallow), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) are all set to star. And as an added bonus, the Grammy-winning rock band The National is handling the music.
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new Paul Thomas Anderson movie cast

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s still-untitled next film may have just found its first official cast member: Bradley Cooper (The Midnight Meat Train). Cooper is in talks to join Anderson’s movie, a coming-of-age drama set in a high school in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s. Plot details remain very hush-hush, but the project is said to involve multiple storylines like Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Magnolia. No word on who Cooper might play, but I’ll go out on a limb and guess he’s not one of the high school kids.

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New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Heads to MGM

New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie MGM

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film, an untitled coming-of-age pic set in a high school in the 1970s, is packing its bags and moving to a new location. The film was originally set to be released by Focus Features but will now hail from MGM. A “budgetary issue” is being cited as the reason for the move. Plot details are vague, but the movie apparently follows several different storylines, similar to Anderson’s Magnolia.

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rocky 4 director's cut

Rocky Balboa may have hung up his boxing gloves, but Sylvester Stallone hasn’t left the Rocky franchise behind just yet. Stallone revealed that he is working on a director’s cut of the 1985 classic Rocky IV, which he says will be “amazing.” The news comes in the wake of the success of Creed 2, which continues the Rocky franchise through the story of Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis Creed, and following the release of an extended cut of Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood.

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respect trailer

What you want in an Oscar contender, baby, Jennifer Hudson‘s got it. The Dreamgirls Oscar winner is gunning for her second trophy with Respect, an upcoming biopic about Aretha Franklin in which Hudson will play the Queen of Soul and sing her legendary songs. Watch the Respect trailer below.

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project hail mary

Project Hail Mary, another movie that will send Ryan Gosling into space, is bringing in Drew Goddard. Goddard has been tapped to help with the story for the Phil Lord and Chris Miller movie, making this the second time Goddard has adapted the work of author Andy Weir (Goddard also wrote the script for the adaptation of Weir’s book The Martian). Like The MartianProject Hail Mary finds an astronaut millions of miles from home.

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candyman teaser new

The new Candyman reboot/sequel was supposed to arrive in theaters last weekend, but the coronavirus changed that. Now, Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale is due out in September, which still seems like a long time from now. In the meantime, DaCosta has uploaded a haunting Candyman teaser that re-tells the Candyman origin story while also recounting stories of Black people being persecuted – and prosecuted – a theme that’s all too familiar right now.

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bill and ted 3 release date

Following the massive reshuffling of Warner Bros.’ major releases, MGM and United Artists Releasing are following suit with some release date changes of their own. United Artists Releasing jumped to move the long-awaited sequel Bill and Ted Face the Music to the August release date vacated by Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984, while MGM’s latest Bond flick No Time to Die has actually been pushed up a week in the U.S.

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bill and ted san dimas

The Bill & Ted series is known as the nicest sci-fi comedy about a pair of stoners who travel through time. And in trying times as these, we need a little nice every now and then. Bill & Ted stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are living up to their films’ reputation by making a surprise appearance at the virtual graduation ceremony of San Dimas High School, the same school where Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure takes place.

In their short message to the graduating class of San Dimas, they had sweet encouraging things to say about the current environment and one important confirmation: San Dimas High School football does indeed rule.

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Fiddler on the Roof remake

So far, Thomas Kail has been best known as the award-winning director of the stage versions of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights and Hamilton. He also directed the film version of Hamilton that’s coming to Disney+ in July, and now Kail has another musical film adaptation in the works: a new report says he’ll produce and direct a Fiddler on the Roof remake for MGM. Get more details below.
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