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Production Begins on ‘HOW TO BE SINGLE’ Starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson

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Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s upcoming comedy, How To Be Single.  Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr., and Leslie Man, under the direction of Christian Ditter.

There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then… there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasings texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

Also starring Jason Mantzoukas, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun and Jake Lacey.

Ditter is directing from a screenplay by Dana Fox (Couples Retreat, What Happens in Vegas) and Abby Kohn & Marc Silvestein (The Vow, He’s Just Not That Into You), based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s Sex & the City, He’s Just Not That Into You). John Rickard and Fox are producing. Marcus Viscidi and Michele Weiss are executive producing, along with Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore, under their Flower Films banner.

The behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by Ditters’ frequent collaborator, director of photography Christian Rein, as well as production designer Steve Saklad (Juno, Up in the Air), editor Tia Nolan (Friends with Benefits) and costume designer Leah Katznelson (Enough Said, 21 Jump Street).

How To Be Single is being filmed entirely in and around New York City. It will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Starz Acquires ‘BOULEVARD’ Starring Robin Williams

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Starz Digital announced that they’ve acquired all North American rights to the dramatic film, Boulevard, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars the late Robin Williams in his final dramatic performance. Starz Digital will open the film in NY and other markets beginning on July 17.

Directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One), BOULEVARD tells the story of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank manager (Williams) whose life changes in surprising ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler. The film also stars Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk, up and comer Roberto Aguire. Douglas Soesbe wrote the screenplay. Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Ryan Belenzon, Mia Chang and Jeffrey Gelber are producers.

Kevin Kasha, Head of Acquisitions for Starz said:

“BOULEVARD is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable. We are honored to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”

Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso of Camelia Entertainment, Producer of the film said:

“We are very excited about partnering with Starz Digital to get this beautiful movie out there. Through BOULEVARD, Dito was able to capture Robin Williams at his best, and we couldn’t believe more in the team helping us share this piece of his legacy with audiences.”

The Character Posters & Photos For ‘THE PEANUTS MOVIE’

Check out the character poster and photos that 20th Century and Blue Sky Studios has released for their upcoming film, The Peanuts Movie, which can be seen down below!

In the film, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle– and flying ace– embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. THE PEANUTS MOVIE comes from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films.

The most popular and influential comic strip of all time, PEANUTS was read every day 355 million people in 75 countries. In addition the famous strip, Peanuts holiday television specials such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown have won Emmy’s and continue to be among the highest rated prime time TV specials.

Featuring the voices of Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, AJ Tecce, Noah Johnston, Venus Schultheis, Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi, Mar Mar, Mariel Sheets, Rebecca Bloom, William Alexander Wunsch, Anastasia Bredikhina and Madisyn Shipman, THE PEANUTS MOVIE is directed by Steve Martino from a script by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano, hits theaters on November 6.

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Henry Cavill Says ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE’ Isn’t A Superman Sequel

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Though the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel, as evidenced by the teaser trailer, however, one of the film’s stars Henry Cavill says that the film isn’t a “Superman sequel.”

Cavill told MTV:

“I wouldn’t call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman vs Superman so it’s a separate entity altogether. It’s introducing the Batman character and expanding upon the universe which was kicked off by MAN OF STEEL… Everything could change in the editing room, but as it stands it’s definitely an introduction to the character and ultimately an introduction to JUSTICE LEAGUE.”

Justice League Part 1, which will also be directed by Zack Snyder, hits theaters November 17, 2018. In addition to other DC releases on their calendar are Suicide Squad and a solo Wonder Woman film.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE also stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Jason Momoa, hits theaters March 25, 2016.

Written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Meiniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, Goyer, and Geoff Johns as executive producers.

Netflix Renews ‘MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL’ For A Second Season!

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Netflix has renewed their freshman series Marvel’s Daredevil for a second season!

The series will premiere in 2016, with 13-new episodes. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez who worked closely with Executive Producers Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Goddard during the first season, will serve as show runners for season two. Goddard, Petrie and Ramirez will serve as Executive Producers for season two alongside Jeph Loeb.

DeKnight said:

“While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with DAREDEVIL into its second season, I could not be happier that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are carrying the torch. They were invaluable collaborators during our first season, and I for one can’t wait to see what they do with the show moving forward.”

Starring Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Bob Gunton, Vondie Curtis Hall, Toby Leonard Moore, Ayulet Zurer, and Vincent D’Onofrio. MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL follows the journey of Matt Murdoch, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

The next Marvel series to hit the streaming service will be Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones. That is targeted to arrive this fall with Marvel’s Luke Cage following in 2016. After that, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders, described as a “mini series event that reimagines a team of self-sacrificng, heroic characters.”

Stanley Tucci Joins Disney’s ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’

Stanley Tucci has joined Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming live-action film, Beauty and the Beast!

Tucci will play a role created specifically for the new film, a grand piano named Cadenza who, is a neurotic maestro.

The film will be led by Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Emma Thompson as Mrs. Piotts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster and Ewan McGregor as Lumiere.

Tucci, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, can be seen next in Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight before reprising his role as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2. 

Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The Cast For ‘THE BIG SHORT’ Has Been Confirmed

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Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment announced that production is officially underway in New Orleans on The Big Short, with the cast members confirmed too!

Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Adam McKay is directing with a supporting cast that includes Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

THE BIG SHORT is also written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph and based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. It tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Rounding out the cast is Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock.

The movie will be produced by Academy Award winners Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner via their Plan B Entertainment banner.

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