the ballad of richard jewell cast

Clint Eastwood‘s The Ballad of Richard Jewell has found its first cast member in Sam Rockwell. The Oscar-winning actor will play the lawyer who defended Richard Jewell, the security guard who was falsely accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Jewell was hailed as a hero at first when he discovered the device, but his life quickly went to hell when law enforcement made him their prime suspect.

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gilded rage

After he gets done trying to kill the Losers’ Club as Pennywise in It Chapter Two, Bill Skarsgard is going to set his sights on another victim in Gilded Rage. The true crime movie comes from The One I Love director Charlie McDowell, and tells the true story of the death of hedge-fund manager Thomas Gilbert Sr. Gilbert’s death was originally ruled a suicide before an investigation ruled it murder. Gilbert’s son Thomas Gilbert Jr. – the part Skarsgard will play – was arrested for the crime. More on Gilded Rage below.

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solitary movie cast

Mahershala Ali may have found his next award-worthy role. The Oscar-winning actor of Moonlight and Green Book is eyeing a role in Solitary, a prison drama based on Albert Woodfox‘s harrowing memoir detailing the record four decades he spent in solitary confinement. Read about Ali potentially taking on the role of Woodfox in the Solitary movie cast below.

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Tokyo Vice Series

Calling all Elgortheads and Fansels! Everyone’s favorite boy Ansel Elgort has a new project! The Baby Driver star will lead Tokyo Vice, a new series for the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. Elgort will play a reporter embedded with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. This is Elgort’s first TV-related role. More on the Tokyo Vice series below.

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The Traitor review

There’s always a danger stepping into a genre where masterpieces have already been firmly established. Make a boxing movie and you’re up against either Rocky or Raging Bull, and however hard you try, you’re going to be under the shadows of the established canon. So perhaps the oddest thing about Marco Bellocchio’s mafia film The Traitor is how it pretends a certain saga by Francis Ford Coppola never existed. This might have made it easier for the director to sleep at night, but it also helps make the film falter. Read More »

mrs. america cast

Elizabeth Banks will join her sisters in arms for equal rights in the FX limited series Mrs. America, which is (sadly) not a sequel to Mistress America. Banks joins the Mrs. America cast as Jill Ruckelshaus, a pro-choice, socially progressive Republican who was involved in the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970s in FX’s nine-episode limited series from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller. But she’ll be butting heads with Cate Blanchett, who plays a prominent conservative who leads the unexpected backlash against the amendment.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon trailer

Since her breakout performance in 22 Jump Street back in 2014, Jillian Bell has popped up as a supporting player in mainstream studio comedies like Rough Night, Office Christmas Party, and Fist Fight. But now she’s stepping into a lead role in Brittany Runs a Marathon, an indie feature that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Amazon Studios. The first trailer has arrived, so check out the public’s first major look at a film we called an “uproarious crowd pleaser.” Read More »

lucky movie

The writer of The Lovely Bones and Still Alice, which were adapted into acclaimed films with the latter earning star Julianne Moore an Oscar, is getting another novel adapted to the big screen. But this time, it’s personal. Alice Sebold‘s memoir Lucky, which chronicles her sexual assault as an 18-year-old college freshman, is being adapted into a feature film by Karen Moncrieff, a director of Netflix’s young-adult series 13 Reasons Why.

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Alvin Ailey biopic

Barry Jenkins is ready for his If Beale Street Could Talk follow-up. The acclaimed filmmaker will helm a biopic of Alvin Ailey, the African-American choreographer and activist who helped popularize modern dance. Fox Searchlight will distribute, so I hope that means they’ll use their sweet Disney money to properly promote the film and get bigger audiences to see it – something that didn’t happen with the incredible Beale Street.

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Ford v Ferrari Trailer

Christian Bale and Matt Damon are out to build a Grand Prix-winning car in Ford v. Ferrari, the latest from Logan director James Mangold. Based on the true story of Ford’s attempt to build a car to beat Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France, the biographical drama also stars Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh LucasTracy Letts and Noah Jupe. Watch the Ford v. Ferrari trailer below.

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