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Is 'Crazy Rich Asians' Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend?

Is 'Crazy Rich Asians' Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend?
This weekend gets off to an early start with the Wednesday release of the much-anticipated romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club. While Joy Luck Club didn't play in any more than 600 theaters during its run 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians will get its start in over 3,200 locations with plenty of buzz behind it.

Later in the week, STX will release what they hope is a franchise-starter in Mile 22 featuring Mark Wahlberg re-teaming with director Peter Berg, while Sony's Studio 8 will release Alpha.

Beginning with Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name has been making headlines for some time now. Originally published in 2013, the book has found a place on Amazon Charts for the past five weeks, currently ranking as the third most sold fiction title on the site, up
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Anthony Mackie Joins Amy Adams, Julianne Moore in Joe Wright’s ‘Woman in the Window’ (Exclusive)

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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 are producing “Woman in the Window.”

“Woman in the Window” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the best-selling adult fiction title of the year. With more than one million copies sold in the U.S., the novel has topped the bestseller charts in multiple countries and is currently in print in 38 languages.

Mackie is best known for his roles in “The Hurt Locker” and as Falcon (aka Sam Wilson) in the Captain America films. He will wrap the Netflix remake of the French thriller “Point Blank” before shooting “Woman in the Window,
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TIFF Adds ‘Boy Erased,’ & New Films By Jeremy Saulnier, Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill & More

TIFF Adds ‘Boy Erased,’ & New Films By Jeremy Saulnier, Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill & More
As we approach the September kick-off date, the Toronto International Film Festival is beginning to round out its already-stacked lineup with new high-profile, awards-caliber films. Earlier today, we reported that new films starring Chris Pine, Laura Dern, and Kristen Stewart were opening and closing the fest, but now we know some of the other big projects that are joining them.

Leading the way is the international premiere of the Joel Edgerton film “Boy Erased.” That film, which stars Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Lucas Hedges, is getting plenty of awards-season buzz.
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Jesse Plemons to Co-Star With Keri Russell in Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’ (Exclusive)

Jesse Plemons to Co-Star With Keri Russell in Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’ (Exclusive)
Jesse Plemons is looking to reteam with his “Hostiles” helmer Scott Cooper on the director’s next pic, “Antlers,” a supernatural horror-thriller set up at Fox Searchlight.

Guillermo del Toro is producing the project with David Goyer and Miles Dale, who produced del Toro’s Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.”

Antlers” follows a teacher (Keri Russell) who takes an interest in a mysterious and withdrawn student. As they become closer, she discovers that the boy is harboring a secret that could have deadly consequences.

It is unknown who Plemons will be playing in the film.

Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson wrote the script, which is based on Antosca’s short story “The Quiet Boy.” Cooper did additional revisions. Kevin Turen and Antosca are exec producing.

Plemons and Cooper have a solid history, going back to Cooper’s mob movie “Black Mass” as well as the recently released western “Hostiles,” which also starred Christian Bale.
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Eric Bogosian To Join Adam Sandler In Safdie Brothers & A24’s ‘Uncut Gems’

Eric Bogosian To Join Adam Sandler In Safdie Brothers & A24’s ‘Uncut Gems’
Exclusive: Actor-writer Eric Bogosian is finalizing a deal to join Adam Sandler in the Safdie brothers’ Good Time follow-up Uncut Gems for A24. The Law & Order alum will have a key role opposite Sandler, I understand. Plot details are being kept under wraps on the movie, which has a script by the Safdies — Josh and Ben — and Ronald Bronstein. Producers are Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Produtions and Elara Pictures' Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson
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First Look at Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want'

First Look at Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want'
Taraji P. Henson shows off her funny side in the first trailer for comedy 'What Men Want.'

The movie is a gender-reversed take on the 2000 hit 'What Women Want,' which starred Mel Gibson and centered on a chauvinistic executive who gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

In the upcoming movie, Henson plays a successful sports agent who is passed up for a well-deserved promotion and questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man's world.

After taking a "magic potion," she gains the ability to hear men's thoughts and uses her newfound power to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar. But the lengths to which she resorts puts her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Henson is perhaps best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Cookie Lyon in FOX drama "Empire" and starred in 2016 box-office hit 'Hidden Figures.'

Directed by Adam Shankman ('Hairspray'), the cast also includes Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske, and Erykah Badu.

'What Men Want' is set for release in U.S. theaters on Jan. 11, 2019.

Watch the trailer here.

‘Alpha,’ ‘The Meg’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Columbia Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Alpha.”

Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $5.08 million through Sunday for 1,589 national ad airings on 45 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Aug. 6-12. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Columbia prioritized spend across networks such as ABC, Discovery and Nick, and during programming including SpongeBob SquarePants, Naked and Afraid and America’s Got Talent.

Just behind “Alpha” in second place: Warner Bros.’ “The Meg,” which saw 830 national ad airings across 50 networks, with an estimated media value of $3.25 million.

TV ad placements for Ld Entertainment’s “Dog Days” (Emv: $3.17 million), Focus Features’ “BlacKkKlansman” ($2.94 million) and Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” ($2.85 million) round out the chart.
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/Filmcast Ep. 480 – The Meg and BlackkKlansman

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss their favorite crossover events of all time, thank the #SaveDaveWave, plus David has a special announcement to celebrate opening weekend of Crazy Rich Asians. Be sure to read about how Crazy Rich Asians was made, the #GoldOpen movement, and how BlackkKlansman got revenge on Birth of a Nation. You can always […]

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Superhero Bits: Moon Knight Was Discussed for ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Justice League’ Reacts to ‘Infinity War’ & More

Superhero Bits: Moon Knight Was Discussed for ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Justice League’ Reacts to ‘Infinity War’ & More
Did you know The Avengers once teamed up with a soap opera character? What’s the premiere date for the second season of Runaways on Hulu? Which Crazy Rich Asians star landed a role in Spider-Man: Far From Home? Will the Wasp get a new suit in future McU installments? What was the original plot idea […]

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Bi Gan’s Cannes Pic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Gets U.S. Deal Via Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Chinese director Bi Gan's new film that had its world premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. The China-France co-production is playing in the Toronto and New York film festivals before getting a spring 2019 theatrical release followed by VOD and DVD bows. The pic centers on drifter Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) who returns to Kaili, the Chinese hometown from…
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Daily Podcast: Horror Movies That Traumatized Us, “So Bad They’re Good” Movies, MoviePass, The Nun, and Mailbag Questions Galore

On the August 14, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including MoviePass’s latest screw-up and a YouTube ad for The Nun. We’ll also dive into the mailbag to […]

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‘Westworld’ Season 3 Will Undergo a ‘Radical Shift’, Confuse Everyone Again

‘Westworld’ Season 3 Will Undergo a ‘Radical Shift’, Confuse Everyone Again
Westworld season 2 left a lot of viewers scratching their heads, and it looks like season 3 will take things even further. Showrunners and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy say that when Westworld season 3 arrives, we can all expect a “radical shift” in the world of the show as we know it. When Westworld season 2 kicked […]

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Trevor Donovan, Jillian Murray Headline ‘Prescription for Love’; Leonardo Nam, Sheetal Sheth Star In ‘Hummingbird’

90210 alum Trevor Donovan and Code Black actress Jillian Murray will topline the indie film, Prescription for Love, being helmed by Brian Brough. The pic follows Claire (Murray), who fights for a chance at love with a charming new doctor (Donovan) and for a promotion to free herself from the misery her supervisor creates. Brough and Brittany Wiscombe are producing the pic via at Silver Creek productions. Donovan, repped by Artists Only Management, is set to star in two…
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‘Halloween 4’ Mazes Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Horror film icon Michael Myers (Aka The Shape) is making his triumphant return to the big screen this year with the upcoming release of a new Halloween movie, but visitors to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will also have an opportunity to come face-to-face with the masked menace starting one month from today. New Halloween […]

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Movie Talk: Tessa Thompson Joins Justin Theroux in Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Jeff Sneider, and John Rocha discuss the following: MoviePass is cancelling people's requests to cancel their subscriptions over email ahead of their plan change on August 15th. Exclusive: Collider's Jeff Sneider reported today that Tessa Thompson has been cast as The Lady in Disney's live action The Lady and the Tramp. Paramount released a new trailer for their What Women Want remake titled What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan. A24 released a new trailer for Climax written and directed by Gaspar Noe and starring …
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Jordan Peele Could Host the New ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Jordan Peele Could Host the New ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot
Submitted for your approval: a Twilight Zone remake not only produced by Jordan Peele, but also featuring him as on-screen host. The original Twilight Zone kicked off each episode with creator Rod Serling stepping before the camera to introduce the story we were about to watch. As Peele works on his new take on The Twilight Zone, he […]

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Star KiKi Layne Inks With Wme

Exclusive: Wme has signed KiKi Layne, the newbie star of Barry Jenkins’ upcoming If Beale Street Could Talk. Wme will represent Layne in all areas. In addition to starring in November’s Beale Street, Layne’s slate is filled with high profile projects. Layne will star in A24’s Native Son directed by Rashid Johnson. She will join Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Bill Camp and Sanaa Lathan. Layne also stars the forthcoming Rupert Wyatt-directed sci-fi…
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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Cast Keeps Getting Better, Adds Laura Dern

In her never-ending quest to drive Film Twitter into a frenzy, Greta Gerwig is adding yet another impressive name to her already impressive Little Women cast: Laura Dern. Dern will join a line-up that includes Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Stone and Florence Pugh. What’s that? You thought Greta Gerwig was done adding impressive actresses (and actors) […]

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‘Arizona’ Trailer: Danny McBride Murders His Way Through This Dark Comedy

‘Arizona’ Trailer: Danny McBride Murders His Way Through This Dark Comedy
Danny McBride breaks bad with Arizona, a new dark comedy that finds the actor murdering his way through the dry desert heat. McBride plays a disgruntled home owner who kidnaps a real estate agent, played by Rosemarie DeWitt. Things go from bad to worse very quickly, while McBride quips his way through the bloodshed. Watch the Arizona trailer […]

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Elizabeth Banks To Star In & Produce Paramount Players Pic On The Day A Wyoming Hotel Maid Won A Dream Date With Prince

Exclusive: Paramount Players has optioned Chris Lee’s Daily Beast story When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen for a Day. Elizabeth Banks plans to star in Queen For A Day, and she is producing it with Max Handelman through their Brownstone banner along with Josh Stolberg and David Klawans. Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber are exec producers with Brownstone’s Alison Small. They’ve just set Flora Greeson to rewrite a first draft by Stolberg about the chaos that occurred…
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