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The Triumph of ‘Green Book’ Symbolizes an Oscar Race Turned Topsy-Turvy

It’s not unusual — in fact, it’s often the standard drill — to see Oscar night come down to a duel between two best-picture contenders, each of which embodies a dramatically different set of values. At the 1995 awards, “Forrest Gump” vs. “Pulp Fiction” incarnated the tension between mainstream Hollywood and a newly powerful indie-film […]

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‘Triple Frontier’: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac & Pals Try & Take Down A South American Drug Lord

It’s something of a miracle that the trailer for “Triple Frontier” is here, right in front of your eyes today. Originally a Kathryn Bigelow film, meant to be her big follow-up to the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker,” written by her constant collaborator, journalistic-like screenwriter and producer Mark Boal, “Triple Frontier” was a movie that started […]

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Anthony Mackie Joins Amy Adams, Julianne Moore in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’ (Exclusive)

Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Amy Adams and Julianne Moore in Fox 2000’s adaptation of A.J. Finn’s bestseller “Woman in the Window,” sources tell Variety.Joe Wright is directing with Tracy Letts adapting the screenplay. Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, and Brian Tyree Henry are also on board to star. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush […]

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Eiza Gonzalez, Lucy Fry-starring ‘Highway’ acquired by Carnaby (exclusive)

Carnaby International will handle international sales, with CAA and Verve Ventures co-repping North American rights.Highway, the thriller from Lotus Eaters director Alexandra McGuinness, has been picked up for international sales by UK outfit Carnaby International. CAA and Verve Ventures are co-repping rights for North America.Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) and Lucy Fry (Bright) star with Josh […]

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‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Alden Ehrenreich Goes Indie Before ‘Solo’ in Iraq War Drama

Everyone is going to know Alden Ehrenreich’s name later this month when Disney releases “Solo: A Star Wars Solo” around the world, which should only get more eyeballs on the indie war drama “The Yellow Birds.” The film is the latest from “Blue Caprice” director Alexandre Moors and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier […]

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‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Alden Ehrenreich And Jennifer Aniston Headline This Iraq War Drama

The modern war movie doesn’t just showcase the epic and incredibly tense battle scenes that are a trademark of the genre. No, they also include the effect of the civilian war on these soldiers, long after they come back from war. That’s what “The Hurt Locker” did so well in 2009, and that’s what the […]

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Amy Adams, Kumail Nanjiani, and Mark Ruffalo Team for ‘The True American’

A long-gestating project based on a true story is finally coming to fruition. The True American first hit our radar in 2014, when Annapurna Pictures won the rights to the Anand Giridharadas’ nonfiction book of the same name and attached Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow to take the helm […]

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Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac to Star in J.C. Chandor’s Crime Thriller

Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Adria Arjona are starring in J.C. Chandor’s crime thriller, the long-in-development project known as “Triple Frontier.”Netflix announced Monday that the currently untitled project begins shooting March 26 in Hawaii. It will also shoot in California and Colombia.The film will be set in South America […]

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