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‘The Lovebirds’: Issa Rae-Kumail Nanjiani Paramount Comedy Moved Back By A Month

Paramount’s romantic comedy The Lovebirds is fleeing the nest. The film has been moved from its announced March 6 wide-release date to April 3.Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star as a couple on the brink of breaking up who get unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names […]

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Marisa Tomei Joins Pete Davidson in Judd Apatow Comedy (Exclusive)

Marisa Tomei, the Oscar winner who plays Aunt May in the current Spider-Man movies, will star opposite Pete Davidson in Universal’s untitled comedy being made by Judd Apatow.Apatow will direct the feature, which is set to shoot this summer in New York City, and he also is producing with Barry Mendel, his collaborator on such […]

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Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Are Starring in a Rom-Com, So Hand Over Your Money Now

Sometimes you don’t even need to hear the full scoop on an upcoming project before you’re ready to throw all your money at it. That’s exactly how I’m feeling about The Lovebirds, the recently announced romantic comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two comedy stars will play a couple […]

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Hollywood Turns Upside Down as Pending Landmark Theatres Sale Could Be the Tip of Upcoming Exhibition Changes

A number of speculative deals are floating in the Hollywood ether, as the industry moves away from studio dominance and toward Silicon Valley. Caught in that maw is Twentieth Century Fox’s sale to Disney and At&T’s merger with Warner Bros. But eyes are also on the fate of the indie Landmark Theatres chain, which owner […]

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Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton Join Netflix’s ‘Murder Mystery’

Netflix’s “Murder Mystery” is rounding out its cast.Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp, and John Kani have joined the comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.“Workaholics” co-creator Kyle Newacheck is directing from a script by James Vanderbilt. The story follows a New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston), who become prime suspects in the murder of […]

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FilmNation China Deal; Agc Makes Ingenious Move; Carnaby Joins ‘Highway’; ‘American Jedi’ Sales – Cannes Briefs

FilmNation, the company behind films including Arrival and The Big Sick, has closed an output deal with Chinese digital platform iQiyi. The deal gives it exclusive access to show FilmNation features on its on-demand platform for three years. It comes as FilmNation is launching Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife in Cannes. “More Chinese movie fans […]

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“GLOW” star Betty Gilpin joins Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani in ‘Stuber’

Betty Gilpin, best known for her role in Netflix’s female wrestling series “GLOW,” has been cast in action comedy Stuber.The movie stars Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War) as a detective who recruits his Uber driver, played by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), into an unexpected night of adventure. The action comedy will be directed by […]

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Indies Fight to Survive as Marketplace Undergoes Radical Changes

For CinemaCon’s annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas, the Motion Picture Assn. of America released a new report showing a 6% drop in theatrical attendance in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, representing a 22-year low.Though the breakout success of “Black Panther” is likely to quiet some worries about superhero fatigue, distributors and […]

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