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MGM and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Team Up for Films With ‘Minari,’ ‘Bad Education’ Directors

Metro Goldwyn Mayer has signed a two-year second-look film production deal with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner’a Plan B Entertainment.As part of this new pact, Plan B has set several projects with MGM, including a love story from “Minari” writer and director Lee Isaac Chung. The pic centers on a young man lost […]

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‘Bad Education’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie

Television Academy voters took to HBO’s “Bad Education,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie on Saturday.“Bad Education” is a comedy-drama that centers on the true story about the Roslyn Union Free School District 2004 financial scandal, the largest public school embezzlement inthe nation. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney as Frank […]

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‘Last Dance,’ Eddie Murphy & ‘Bad Education’ Top Creative Arts Emmys Final Night

The long week of Creative Arts Emmys is finally over. After five nights of virtual ceremonies, the Television Academy has bestowed a heap of trophies to “Watchmen,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Mandalorian,” “Succession” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” And there were a number of notable individual winners as well.Maya Rudolph won her […]

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‘Bad Education’ Trailer Promises Hugh Jackman Crime Movie Won’t Be a “Puff Piece”

HBO has released a full-length teaser for its upcoming Hugh Jackman movie Bad Education, which finds the former X-Men star playing a very different kind of mutant — a crooked superintendent of schools in a small Long Island community. Directed by Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), Bad Education is based on the true story of Frank Tassone, […]

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TIFF Breakout ‘Bad Education’ Sells to HBO in Near-$20 Million Deal, but That Means No Oscars

One of this year’s buzziest Toronto International Film Festival breakouts might be about to land a home, and with a record deal to boot. Deadline reports that HBO is nearly at a deal to acquire Cory Finley’s fact-based embezzlement drama “Bad Education” for a price tag “nearing $20 million.” (Variety reports that the number is […]

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‘Bad Education’ Review: Hugh Jackman Shines in True Story of School Embezzlement Scandal | Tiff 2019

While Hugh Jackman’s legacy will forever be tied to playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, every now and then he finds a meaty role that serves as a reminder that he’s also a tremendously skilled dramatic actor with plenty of colors that have gone underutilized for far too long. That’s the case with Bad Education, […]

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Hugh Jackman’s ‘Bad Education’ Adds ‘Blockers’ Star Geraldine Viswanathan (Exclusive)

Following her breakout role in the comedy “Blockers,” newcomer Geraldine Viswanathan is set to co-star with Hugh Jackman in the Automatik film “Bad Education.”Allison Janney is also on board. “I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe Mike Makowsky penned the script. Cory Finley, who recently helmed the Sundance darling “Thoroughbreds,” will direct.The script, which insiders say […]

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Hugh Jackman may play The Good Spy for director Baltasar Kormakur

Hugh Jackman and director Baltasar Kormakur (Adrift) are said to be eyeing The Good Spy, which would see Jackman portraying Robert Ames, a CIA operative who pushed for breaking down barriers in the Middle East, and was killed during the 1983 American Embassy bombing in Beirut.The project, scripted by F. Scott Frazier and based upon […]

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