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‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Joins Action Thriller ‘Heroine’

Paramount Players has signed “Black Panther” star Winston Duke to board its action-thriller “Heroine.”Dan Casey will direct “Heroine” from his own script about a mother who witnesses a kidnapping by a white nationalist gang. Duke will portray her vigilante neighbor.“Heroine” is being produced by Matt Kaplan through his Ace Entertainment production company, which has a […]

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Box Office: ‘Operation Finale’ Picks Up $1 Million on Wednesday

MGM’s “Operation Finale” opened on Wednesday with $1 million in 1,818 locations.That’s a promising start for the crime drama, which is aiming for around $10 million over the six-day period. Set after World War II, “Operation Finale” follows Israeli Mossad agents who track down SS officer Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), one of the chief architects […]

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It’s Going to be a ‘Crazy Rich’ Labor Day Weekend

Look forward to another “crazy rich” weekend as the Labor Day holiday will push Crazy Rich Asians near (if not over) $120 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony is expanding the reach of their cyber-thriller Searching after its limited debut last weekend while Lionsgate releases Kin and MGM’s Operation Finale continues its roll-out following its Wednesday opening. […]

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‘Operation Finale’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer claims the top spot in spending with “Operation Finale.”Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $4.04 million through Sunday for 968 national ad airings on 29 networks. (Spend figures are based […]

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‘Fast and Furious 9’ Taps Writer Daniel Casey

Daniel Casey has been tapped to write “Fast and Furious 9,” the latest installment of Universal’s franchise, Variety has confirmed.This marks the first time the franchise has had a new writer in 12 years, as Chris Morgan penned scripts going back to “The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.”Morgan is now writing and producing the tentatively […]

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‘Kin’ Trailer: James Franco, Zoe Kravitz & Jack Reynor Lead A Sci-Fi-Tinged Crime Thriller

Twin brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker give their 2014 short film “Bag Man” the feature-length treatment with their new indie sci-fi thriller “Kin.”Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2018The understated “Bag Man,” which premiered at South by Southwest, told the story of a 12-year-old New Yorker’s secretive journey into the countryside with a […]

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‘Kin’ First Trailer Shows a Villainous James Franco in Sci-Fi Thriller

A villainous James Franco gets what’s coming to him in the new trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming science-fiction thriller “Kin,” starring Jack Reynor, Myles Truitt, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid.Truitt portrays the younger adopted brother of a recently released ex-con, played by Reynor, and the object of pursuit by Franco’s grinning villain. Truitt’s Eli finds a […]

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‘The Happytime Murders’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Hellfest’ & Other Reactions From CinemaCon 2018

On the April 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by special guest Frosty from Collider to talk about a final group of presentations from CinemaCon 2018, including sneak previews of The Happytime Murders, Kin, Hellfest, A Simple Favor, and Robin Hood. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

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‘Kin’ Trailer: Carrie Coon Chases Jack Reynor and a Mysterious Weapon in Sci-Fi Action Thriller — Watch

Carrie Coon’s steady slide into sci-fi territory — including a surprise role in this week’s “Avengers: Infinity War” — appears to be continuing apace, thanks to an intriguing new role in the sci-fi action thriller, “Kin.” The film is the feature directorial debut of brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker, based on their short film “Bag […]

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