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Award-winning dramatist Jez Butterworth has revealed that his new play is part-inspired by his encounters with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein. The British playwright, who previously penned The Ferryman and Jerusalem as well as Sky Atlantic drama Britannia, told the BBC’s Front Row radio show that his experience with Weinstein – when the pair worked together
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EXCLUSIVE: Bankside Films has boarded international sales rights to Caroline Lindy’s Sundance Midnight movie Your Monster, starring Melissa Barrera (Scream). In Your Monster, after her life falls apart, soft-spoken actress Laura Franco (Barrera) finds her voice again when she meets a terrifying, yet weirdly charming, monster living in her closet. Barrera stars with Tommy Dewey
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Legendary/Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two hit three-week tracking today and everyone is going nuts with projections as it’s been a barren marketplace. The most conservative sees the sequel to the Denis Villeneuve feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel between $65M+, which is 59%-83% higher than the opening of Dune back in 2021 ($41M); you’ll
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EXCLUSIVE: Toby Kebbell (Servant), Shia LaBeouf (Fury) and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) have been set to star in boxing-world crime-drama Salvable, which Metro International is launching ahead of the EFM next week. Carl Froch, former Boxing World Champion and 2023 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, will be training Kebbell and LaBeouf with work
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EXCLUSIVE: Cillian Murphy, fresh off of the massive global success of Oppenheimer — and as he gets ready to debut Small Things Like These (in which he stars and which he produced) as the opening night gala of the Berlin Film Festival next week — has set his next starring and producing gig with Steve. 
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Coming off the Oscar Best Picture nominee Past Lives, Celine Song is gearing up for her next project The Materialists, which A24 is taking to the European Film Market for sales. The rom-com is attracting A-list talent with Dakota Johnson in talks, and Chris Evans and Pedro Pascal circling. Past Lives producers Christine Vachon and
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Broadway said goodbye last week to two well-regarded but underperforming productions, with both Harmony and Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch posting better-than-usual weekly box office as last-chancers grabbed seats. Harmony, the Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical about the real-life 1920s German singing group the Comedian Harmonists, filled a robust 99% of seats
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Karen Gillan (Avengers Endgame) will play Mary Tudor in Fools, an upcoming period comedy about the monarch’s friendship with her female court jester. Patsy Ferran (Hot Milk) is the jester in the little-known historical tale. BAFTA- and Emmy-winning Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered) will direct from his own script. Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies) will also star,
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EXCLUSIVE: Johannes Radebe’s memoir JoJo: Finally Home is being adapted as family movie, complete with musical numbers choreographed by the man himself. Radebe, who is South African, has achieved fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. His book, released last year, details his journey from poverty to the ballroom and TV studio. It
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Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle, the third Apple Original Films movie to go wide in cinemas, spied an estimated $35.3M global debut through Sunday, including $17.3M from 78 international box office markets. While that makes it the top title worldwide, overseas and domestically this frame, the ultra-expensive ensemble thriller was harshed on by critics and didn’t get
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