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‘Wonka’: WB Reportedly Have Tom Holland & Timothée Chalamet On The Shortlist For Lead In The Prequel

Yesterday, it was revealed that Warner Bros. has officially given the green light to “Paddington” director Paul King for his upcoming “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” prequel film, simply titled “Wonka.” In fact, the film even secured a 2023 release date. So, with that in mind, the studio is probably ready to begin work […]

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Ryan Reynolds to Star in Monster-Invasion Comedy from ‘Paddington’ Director Paul King

Hot off the release of his critically-acclaimed cut of Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds has found yet another project. THR reports that the Deadpool star is signed on to lead Everyday Parenting Tips, a family comedy set up at Universal by dynamic duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller as part of their overall deal at the […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ Trailer: The Literary Classic Gets a Shiny and Trim New Adaptation

The healing magic of nature has long been the driving message of Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s beloved children’s novel The Secret Garden. But in the shiny new adaptation of the literary classic, the titular garden may actually be magical? With a producing team that hails from Harry Potter and Paddington, that could very well be the […]

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Heyday Films Teams With Studiocanal on ‘Shackleton’ Starring Tom Hardy (Exclusive)

David Heyman’s Heyday Films, the company behind this year’s hot Oscar contenders “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Marriage Story,” is set to produce “Shackleton,” the long-gestating biopic of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, with Tom Hardy on board to play the title role.Written by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” scribe Peter Straughan, “Shackleton” […]

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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’

Paul McCartney is collaborating with Netflix and Gaumont on the animated feature “High in the Clouds,” based on the children’s novel he wrote with Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh.McCartney is producing and contributing songs to the film, which centers on an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of […]

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Anton’s Sebastien Raybaud Eyes Move into TV Series Production

London-based financier and producer Anton, which already fully finances a slate of its own feature films and short-form content, as well as co-financing big-budget TV shows like HBO/BBC’s “His Dark Materials,” is moving into the development and production of its own scripted series, Anton founder Sebastien Raybaud tells Variety.The 8-year-old company, named after Russian playwright […]

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‘Pippi Longstocking’ Movie in the Works From ‘Paddington’ Producers

A movie based on Pippi Longstocking is in early development from the team behind the two “Paddington” movies Studiocanal and Heyday Films, the production companies announced on Wednesday.Studiocanal and Heyday are working with the Astrid Lindgren Company to develop a film based on the children’s books written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren that were first […]

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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Is An Inspiring, Instant Classic [Review]

It’s never easy being young, and while it’s a cliché trotted out every couple of decades, this generation might have it the worst. While Generation X endured the vanished promises of the post-Boomer years with self-aware malaise, young people today face a world that is apocalyptic on almost every front while a sociological mood of […]

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Shoot Begins On Lionsgate Thriller ‘Six Minutes To Midnight’ With Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench, Carla Juri, Jim Broadbent

Production is underway in the UK on thriller Six Minutes To Midnight, starring Victoria & Abdul duo Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench. Filming will take place over six weeks in locations across Wales, UK. Lionsgate International is selling worldwide rights and Lionsgate UK will release in the UK. Directed by Andy Goddard (Downton Abbey) and […]

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Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton Join Sally Hawkins in ‘Eternal Beauty’

Rising multi-hyphenate Craig Roberts has beefed up the British cast for his upcoming second feature, Eternal Beauty, now in production in Wales.Alongside the already announced — and new Oscar nominee — Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington), Billie Piper (Yerma, Doctor Who), Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers) and David Thewlis (Fargo, […]

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