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Antoine Fuqua Directing Film Adaptation of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (Exclusive)

Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce a new film adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning look at greed, family, death and sexual repression.The “Training Day” and “Magnificent Seven” director will join forces with producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, who backed a 2008 revival of the show that […]

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David Ayer Wants To Make His ‘Dirty Dozen’ Remake A ‘Mission: Impossible’/’Fast & Furious’-Style Franchise

David Ayer is a filmmaker that tends to draw an immediate reaction from film fans. Either you love him and respect his work on films such as “Training Day” and “End of Watch” or you are a bit disgusted when you remember “Suicide Squad” or “Bright.” Needless to say, there are very few out there […]

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Voltage Pictures appoints Maria Eduarda Ribeiro director of marketing (exclusive)

Executive reports to Voltage Pictures president and COO Jonathan Deckter.Voltage Pictures has hired former Pure Flix / Quality Flix executive Maria Eduarda Ribeiro as director of marketing, effective immediately.Ribeiro will oversee all marketing-related matters, including review and approval of materials created by the company’s international distributors. She will also oversee creative and all aspects of […]

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‘Booksmart’ Stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever on How Their Movie is ‘Training Day’ in High School [Interview]

While many have labeled the SXSW hit Booksmart the female version of Superbad, that seems slightly unfair since this film has loftier emotional ambitions. Helmed by actor-turned-first-time-director Olivia Wilde, Booksmart concerns two high school seniors—Molly (Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever—who want to change the […]The post ‘Booksmart’ Stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever on How […]

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Antoine Fuqua’s “Dream” Is For Denzel Washington To Star In The ‘Scarface’ Remake

It’s clear that filmmaker Antoine Fuqua has a great relationship with actor Denzel Washington. After the massive success of “Training Day,” which earned Washington an Oscar for his performance, the duo has collaborated on two ‘Equalizer’ films, as well as “The Magnificent Seven.” Washington’s appearance in “The Equalizer 2” is the first time the actor […]

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Film Review: Denzel Washington in ‘The Equalizer 2’

It’s a credit to Denzel Washington’s career choices that he’s gone four decades without making a single sequel. That’s not to say that breaking the pattern with “The Equalizer 2” means he’s finally sold out (plenty of stars rely on franchises to balance out riskier one-off ventures), but nor does this particular project demonstrate much […]

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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Out For More Vengeance, Obviously

Between high-brow Oscar-nominated performances, Denzel Washington enjoys blowing off steam by pummeling bad guys in action-thrillers. Take “The Equalizer 2,” the upcoming sequel to the 2014 vigilante justice film which earned over $100 million in the U.S. Washington is paired once again with director Antoine Fuqua, reuniting the duo that gave us the original film, […]

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‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass

Denzel Washington has making movies since 1981, but the one thing he hasn’t done in Hollywood until now is make a sequel. “The Equalizer 2” gives the movie icon his first franchise, and Sony has debuted the ass-kicking first trailer to the sequel to 2014’s box office hit.“The Equalizer 2” finds Washington resuming the role […]

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‘Scarface’: Mexican-Born Writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer Tapped to Rewrite Universal’s Gangster Reboot (Exclusive)

Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been tapped to rewrite Universal Pictures’ new, original take of “Scarface-1983-movie-posters/”>Scarface,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Additionally, “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua, who previously left the film, has returned.Previous drafts of the film were written by white, American writers David Ayer, Jonathan Herman and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen — which […]

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