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Michael B. Jordan to Make Directorial Debut With ‘Creed III,’ Set for Thanksgiving 2022 Release

Michael B. Jordan will pull double duty on the newest “Creed” installment, starring in and directing “Creed III.”MGM announced today that Jordan will make his directorial debut with the new film, which is set to be released in theaters on Nov. 23, 2022. Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are expected to return for the third […]

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‘Space Jam,’ ‘Many Saints of Newark’ and More Get Extended Looks in HBO Max Promo

HBO Max raised the curtain a bit more on several of their biggest movies coming to the streaming platform on the same day as their theatrical releases in 2021.A brand new promo gave fans extended looks at LeBron James’ “Space Jam” follow-up, the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” the Serena and Venus Williams […]

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Film News Roundup: Liev Schreiber Joins Will Smith’s Tennis Drama ‘King Richard’

In today’s film news roundup, Liev Schreiber and retired pro footballer Vernon Davis score roles, Jason Blum will speak at his alma mater, Irish drama “Rialto” finds a U.S. distributor and “1917” hits a box office milestone.CastingsLiev Schreiber will portray tennis coach Paul Cohen in Warner Bros.’ “King Richard” opposite Will Smith.Reinaldo Marcus Green is […]

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Film News Roundup: Jon Bernthal Joins Williams Sisters’ Tennis Drama ‘King Richard’

In today’s film news roundup, Jon Bernthal is cast in “King Richard,” FilmFreeway sets a Toronto Film Festival deal and “Phoenix, Oregon” gets distribution.CastingJon Bernthal is in talks to star as tennis coach Rick Macci in Warner Bros.’ “King Richard” opposite Will Smith.Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing the drama, written by Zach Baylin, about Richard […]

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‘King Richard’: Will Smith’s Drama About Williams Sisters’ Father Is His First Pairing With a Black Director

Warner Bros. has tapped relative newcomer Reinaldo Marcus Green to direct Will Smith in “King Richard,” based on a spec script by Zach Baylin, which centers on Richard Williams, the tenacious father of professional tennis royalty Venus and Serena Williams.Smith is of course playing Williams in the film, which will mark Green’s first studio effort, […]

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