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‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees to Write and Direct New ‘Porgy and Bess’ Adaptation

Dee Rees has found her next project. The director, who earned an Oscar nod for her screenplay for 2017’s Mudbound, is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of Porgy and Bess, the George Gershwin opera set in the slums of Charleston that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Rees’ Porgy and Bess movie […]

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Oscar Nominee Rachel Morrison to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Flint Strong’ for Universal

Rachel Morrison, DP on “Black Panther” and cinematographer on “Mudbound,” is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut with Universal’s “Flint Strong,” which Barry Jenkins penned the script for.“Flint Strong” will be based on the 2015 boxing documentary “T-Rex,” which was directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper.Michael De Luca will produce via his […]

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Jason Mitchell Not Returning for ‘The Chi’ Season 3, Faces Potential Misconduct Allegations — Report

After two seasons as a face of the Showtime series “The Chi,” Jason Mitchell will not be returning to the series for Season 3. In addition, Deadline is reporting that serious misconduct allegations have prompted representatives at UTA to drop him as a client, and he has left the upcoming Netflix film, “Desperados,” as well. […]

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Michael B. Jordan Is In Negotiations For Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal For Jordan’

How many times have we cried for Michael B. Jordan and his deaths on screen? (Too many.) That trend is expected to continue if he joins Denzel Washington‘s “Journal for Jordan.” Oscar-nominated “Mudbound” screenwriter Virgil Williams will adapt the Sony Pictures movie from Dana Cadendy’s heartbreaking memoir about the death of her son’s father, Charles […]

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington’s ‘Journal for Jordan’

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in Sony’s “Journal for Jordan,” a drama that will be directed by Denzel Washington.The movie, penned by “Mudbound” screenwriter Virgin Williams, is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full […]

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Alfonso Cuarón Leads Asc Cinematography Nominations for ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”) will compete against feature cinematographers Matthew Libatique (“A Star is Born”), Robbie Ryan (“The Favourite”), Linus Sandgren (“First Man”), and Łukasz Żal (“Cold War”) in the 33rd annual Asc Awards. They will be held February 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, marking the Asc’s 100th anniversary.However, after making history last […]

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Look Out: ‘Black Panther’ Could Roar All the Way to the Oscar for Best Picture

Marvel movies aren’t supposed to crack the Oscar code. They’re comic book movies, after all. Even “Wonder Woman” whiffed its swing at Oscar nominations. But 32-year-old Ryan Coogler took his assignment seriously. He didn’t feel limited by entering the Marvel universe. He felt supported, emboldened, and, with Marvel writer Joe Robert Cole, submitted a sprawling […]

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Jason Mitchell To Star As Inspirational NCAA Wrestling Champ Anthony Robles In Biopic ‘Unstoppable’

Exclusive: Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell is to play inspirational former wrestling champ Anthony Robles in biopic Unstoppable.Robles was born with one leg and overcame a series of challenges to become an NCAA champ in 2010-11. The feature will mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning editor Billy Goldenberg, known for his work […]

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Netflix Agrees to Theatrical Release for Orson Welles’ Final Film, ‘The Other Side of the Wind’

Netflix will bring Orson Welles’ generations-awaited final work to computer and cineplex screens. Wellesnet first reported the theatrical release, revealed in a May 27 tweet from Frank Marshall, production manager during the original shoot (1970-1976). More than 1,000 reels of film negatives languished in a Paris vault until March 2017, when the streaming service acquired […]

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