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Angelina Jolie Eyeing To Lead ‘SHOOT LIKE A GIRL’ Biopic Adaption

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Angelina Jolie is eyeing to lead SHOOT LIKE A GIRL, an upcoming big screen adaption based on the memoir by Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar.

Set to be published next spring under the full title “Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front”, the book is described as the following:

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On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve…

After being commissioned into the U.S Air Force, MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan, flying combat search-and-rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device.

But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge– to eliminate the military’s Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record for doing so with honor. 

In SHOOT LIKE A GIRL, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

Set up at TriStar, Shoot Like A Girl will feature an adapted screenplay by Frank Baldwin. Nicole Brown is set to oversee for TriStar alongside Hannah Minghella.

 

The Synopsis For Future Episodes of ‘SUPERGIRL’ Season 3 and ‘THE FLASH’ Season 3

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The CW has released the official synopsis for SUPERGIRL season 2 episode 2 and THE FLASH season 3 episode 2, which can be read down below!

The second episode of SUPERGIRL is titled “The Last Children of Krypton” and is described as the following:

CADMUS attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) blames Hank (David Harewood) because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (guest star Ian Gomez).

“The Last Children of Krypton” airs Monday, October 17 at 8PM ET/PT.

SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Laura Benanti, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, David Harewood, Peter Facinelli, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

THE FLASH’s season 3 episode 3 is titled “Magenta” and is described as the following:

Barry and Team Flash are thrilled to reunite with Earth-2 Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Jesse (guest star Violett Beane). Wells confides to Barry and Caitlin that Jesse has all the powers of a speedster and has been saving people on his Earth. He is concerned about her safety and wants them to talk her out of using her powers. Meanwhile, Magenta (guest star Joey King) a new meta who can control metal, terrorizes the city.

“Magenta” airs on Tuesday, October 18 at 8PM ET/PT.

Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin. Season 2 introduced Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and the Earth-2 version of The Flash as played by John Wesley Shipp (who also played Barry’s father, Henry Allen).

 

The Trailer For ‘THE ESCAPE’ Features Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning & More

Check out the trailer that BMW Films have released for their short film THE ESCAPE from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Clive Owen who reprises his role as the driver! Check it down below!

Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga.

The critically-acclaimed original series “The Hire”, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured the then rising-star Owen as the mysterious Driver hired to complete various missions and was directed by some of Hollywood’s best and brightest talent.

BMW not only brought back Owen, but also Bruce Bildsten as Creative Director, Brian DiLorenzo as Executive Producer and David Carter, who not only serves as creative consultant, but also co-wrote with Blomkamp. The trio brought together a group of producers and designers to bring the film to life.

With The Escape, Blomkamp joins the A-list directors from the seminar project, including Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ang Lee, Joe Carnahan, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, John Woo and the late John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott. The Hire also features A-list talent in front of the camera including: Gary Oldman, Stellan Skarsgard, Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, James Brown, Don Cheadle, Madonna, Adriana Lima, Danny Trejo, Kathryn Morris, Marilyn Manson, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick and Dennis Haysbert.

“The Hire” was released exclusively online at BMWFilms.com and received more than 100 million views prior to the proliferation of high-speed internet connectivity and introduction of YouTube.

Season 1 of “The Hire” premiered on April 26, 2001 with John Frankenheimer’s “Ambush”, followed by “Chosen” from Ang Lee, who went on to win Oscars. The third film in the series “The Follow” was directed by Wong Kar-Wai and featured Whitaker, Lima and Rourke. Rounding out Season 1 was Guy Ritchie’s “Star” featuring Madonna and “Powder Keg” starring Skarsgard, directed by the then-up-and-comer and current Iñárritu. It was executive produced by David Fincher and was viewed over 11 million times in four months.

Season 2 of “The Hire” was executive produced by Tony and Ridley Scott and debuted in October 2002 with John Woo’s “Hostage” featuring Maury Chaykin, and was followed by Joe Carnahan’s “The Ticker.” Tony Scott’s “Beat the Devil” starring James Brown and Gary Oldman, completed the series.

After the first two films in “The Hire” debuted online, Wong Kar-Wai’s third film “The Follow” made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2001 to critical acclaim.

“The Hire” inspired the Cannes International Advertising Festival to create the Titanium Lion in 2003, to honor creative ideas that point to a new direction for the industry and redefine the creative landscape. Besides winning the inaugural Titanium Lion, the films went on to win the top honor in virtually every creative competition. They were named “The Best of the Digital Decade” by The One Show in 2011 and were named to the Clios Hall of Fame in 2009. “The Hire” series was inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 2003.

The Escape premieres on Sunday, October 23 at 6PM EST on BMWFilms.com.

 

FOX Searchlight Pictures Acquires ‘A UNITED KINGDOM’ Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

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FOX Searchlight Pictures announced that they’ve acquired the North American rights to the true story A UNITED KINGDOM, directed by Amma Asante and written by Guy Hibbert. The film stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and is produced by Richard McCallum, Oyelowo, Brunson Green, Peter Heslop, Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason.

Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley, Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents said:

“We welcome Amma Asante back to Searchlight with open arms and couldn’t be more delighted to be entrusted with her beautiful film. This moving love story spans continents while also being intimate and specific, anchored by the powerful performances of David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.”

Asante said:

“After such a wonderful experience working together on BELLE, I am thrilled to be reunited with the FOX Searchlight team for A UNITED KINGDOM. They are the perfect partners to help tell the story of King Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams and to expose audiences to their enduring love.”

Oyelowo said:

“Having had a phenomenal experience with FOX Searchlight on THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, I’m elated to be back in business with them on a very different, but equally powerful African story.”

A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

A United Kingdom hits theaters on February 17, 2017.

 

FX Orders Drama ‘SNOWFALL’ To Series

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FX has given a first season order to SNOWFALL, an upcoming drama series inspired by the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Production on the 10-episode first season begins in October to debut on FX in 2017. SNOWFALL is being produced by FX Productions.

Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions said:

“We are excited to add SNOWFALL to our original series lineup. Dave Andron, Tommy Schlamme, John Singleton and Eric Amadio have delivered a riveting and beautiful pilot and we can’t wait to start work on the series.”

Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. SNOWFALL is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson) a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Executive produced by Dave Andron, Thomas Schlamme, John Singleton, Eric Amadio, Michael London, and Trevor Engelson. Andron will act as showrunner.

The pilot was written by Singleton, Amadio, and Andron and directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Falah.

Damson Idris will play Franklin Saint, a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power. Born and raised on the streets of South Central but educated in an upper class neighborhood in the Valley, Franklin is determined to raise his station in life through whatever means necessary.

Sergio Peris-Mencheta plays Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream. An outsider since birth, he has struggled his whole life to find somewhere to belong. Gustavo will finally find a place in a Los Angeles crime family that values his brutal ways– but belonging will cost him more than he can imagine.

Carter Hudson plays Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative banished to the Los Angeles office after a tragic misstep in the past. When he sees an opportunity to reverse his fortunes, Teddy risks everything to get his life back on track.

And lastly, Emily Rios as Lucia Villanueva, the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord that imports and sells marijuana throughout Los Angeles.

 

New Updates From the Set of ‘JUMANJI’

As production continues on Sony Pictures upcoming JUMANJI film, the cast continue to share behind-the-scenes videos and photos from the set in Hawaii. The first one comes from Kevin Hart alongside Dwayne Johnson. The second, Johnson reveals how he gets around a set a little different from the rest of his castmates. And finally, the third one comes from Karen Gillan and her stunt doubles.

Hart, Johnson and Gillan are joined by costars Nick Jonas, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner. Johnson, Gillan, Hart and Black are playing the “avatars” of the kids actually playing the Jumanji game in the film.

Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) will direct from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Con Air). Bad Robot’s executive producer Jeff Pinkner serves as consultant. Matt Tolmach, William Teitler and Ted Field produce, with Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive producing.

Jumanji is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. The 1995 film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.

Jumanji hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

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The First Teaser Trailer For ‘PERSONAL SHOPPER’ Starring Kristen Stewart

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Check out the first teaser trailer that IFC Films have released for their upcoming supernatural horror PERSONAL SHOPPER starring Kristen Stewart, which can be seen down below!

From Olivier Assays, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

Stewart is joined by Anders Danielsen Lie, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten, Pamela Betsy Cooper and Benjamin Biolay.

An Official Selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film hits theaters in France on October 19 and will be released in the US on March 10.