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Corey Hawkins on How Working with Denzel Washington in ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ Lived Up to His Dreams

Actor Corey Hawkins is incredibly grateful to know Denzel Washington, his legendary co-star in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” “I love that I get to walk in his footsteps, but I know I can never fill that man’s shoes,” Hawkins tells Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “To share space to sit down in his dressing room, and […]

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The 11 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

Ever since the debut of “The Jazz Singer,” the first feature-length movie with sound, filmmaking has always been closely associated with modern music. Musicals, many of which covered popular tunes of the day, were among the earliest blockbusters. Currently, the musician biopic genre is more popular than ever, thanks to the record-breaking box-office and awards […]

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‘In the Heights’ Is in Theaters and on HBO Max: Here’s How to Sign Up to Watch at Home

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” made its debut on Thursday. The musical drama is currently playing in movie theaters, […]

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‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel Sets New Sci-Fi Thriller at New Line

“The Hunt” filmmaker Craig Zobel has set his next project: he will direct a currently untitled sci-fi thriller at New Line Cinema, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the original script, and Andrea Berloff (“Straight Outta Compton”) wrote the most recent draft. The logline is being kept under wraps.Beau Flynn […]

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Film News in Brief: AFI Teams With Universal on Free ‘Black Stories Matter’ Series

Monday, Aug. 24‘Black Stories Matter’ Series LaunchesThe American Film Institute and Universal Pictures have launched a week-long “Black Stories Matter” series with “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Loving” and “Straight Outta Compton” available for free through Aug. 30.AFI Movie Club content will feature new interviews with composer Terence Blanchard, director Malcolm D. Lee, cinematographer and […]

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The Will Packer Interview: Why the Billion-Dollar Producer Is Still Hollywood’s Greatest Underdog

Will Packer’s movies have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, with 10 films that opened at number one. However, “a lot of people think I just popped up with Will Packer Productions,” Packer said. “They don’t know about the grind years and years and years before that.”Packer made his first film, “Chocolate City,” when he […]

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‘Aladdin 2’ Officially Takes Flight With Guy Ritchie Returning to Direct

The live-action Aladdin is preparing for another round on the magic carpet. A sequel to the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin is officially in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and John Gatins (Flight) to map out the new plot for Aladdin 2. Guy Ritchie is returning to […]

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‘Aladdin 2’ Brings in Whole New Writing Team for Sequel to Will Smith Hit

Disney is bringing in a whole new writing team to craft a sequel to Aladdin, last year’s hit live-action adaptation of the classic animated movie starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith as the Genie. John Gatins (Flight) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) will collaborate on the screenplay. It took a little while […]

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Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Shaft’ Belly Flop

Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” can’t come soon enough to buoy the floundering summer box office. This weekend’s openings are pathetic. Franchise reboot “Men in Black: International” (Sony) and the second remake of “Shaft” (Warner Bros.) together grossed under $37 million. Two summers ago, when “War for the Planet of the Apes” opened to “only” $56 […]

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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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