’13 Reasons Why’ Star Katherine Langford To Topline YA Film ‘Spontaneous’

EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Langford, a newly minted Golden Globe nominee for her role in Netflix’s drama, 13 Reasons Why, is attached as the female lead in sci-fi fantasy film, Spontaneous, from writer/director Brian Duffield, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Aaron Starmer.
Langford will star as Mara Carlye, whose life is forever changed when students in her senior class literally explodes for no discernible reason. As students continue to pop like…

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

Universal Pictures has pegged a May  10, 2019 release date for Legendary Entertainment’s Detective Pikachubased on the popular Pokémon. The first live-action film based on the franchise is starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies). Rob Letterman is directing. The film will bow on Mother’s Day and a week after an untitled Avengers’ movie from Disney.
Universal Pictures is handling all distribution outside…

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Film News Roundup: Live-Action ‘Detective Pikachu’ Gets 2019 Release

In today’s film news roundup, “Detective Pikachu” gets a release date, T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box” is being turned into a movie, and Dimitri Thivaios is cast in “Rise of the Living Dead.” RELEASE DATE Legendary Entertainment’s live-action “Detective Pikachu” has been set for a May 10, 2019, release. The film, based on the Pokémon […]

Mia Kirshner Calls On CAA To Lead (And Fund) An Effort To Combat Sexual Harassment In Hollywood

A recent New York Times story examined how a network of enablers, silencers and spies helped Harvey Weinstein keep his alleged sexual misconduct a secret. The Times reported that agents at major firms had been informed of Weinstein’s conduct — but continued to arrange private meetings with actresses. Such was the case with Mia Kirshner, whose credits include The L Word and Defiance and was offered a movie role in exchange for sex with Weinstein. The actress, who was 19 at…

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Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings is exploring investing in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the kingdom lifting its 35-year-old ban on cinemas. AMC announced Monday that it had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. “In line with the Fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new […]