‘Deadpool’ Pegged for $130 Million Debut, Setting Presidents Weekend Box Office Record Variety – Music

“Deadpool” is obliterating its box office expectations as it hurdles toward a record-setting four-day weekend total north of $130 million. The superhero comedy pulled in $47.5 million on Friday (including $12.7 million from Thursday night previews, which set a record for an R-rated film) from 3,558 locations. This puts the ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Steve Coogan on Playing a Lawyer in Apartheid South Africa in ‘Shepherds and Butchers’ (EXCLUSIVE) Variety – Music

Variety spoke exclusively to Steve Coogan, who plays the lead in “Shepherds and Butchers.” The film world premieres in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section today. WestEnd Films is handling international sales. The movie is set in South Africa in 1987, when a young white man kills several black members ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

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