NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 15, 2018

The highly-anticipated Crazy Rich Asians makes its debut today with a projected $26 million five-day opening.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Entertainment Weekly shared a photo from Ralph Breaks the Internet in which Disney’s classic and modern princesses are seen lounging in comfortable clothes. According to Sarah Silverman, voice of Vanellope in the film, her character convinces the other princesses to adopt a more laid-back look, many of which feature references to each princess’ film. (Entertainment Weekly)

Gal Gadot is also joining the fun in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Gadot will voice Shank, a racer in the “wicked-dangerous” fictional game Slaughter Race. Ralph Break the Internet hits theaters on November 21. (Gal Gadot)

Equalizer 2 director Antoine Fuqua will meet with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about directing a Marvel film. While Fuqua is excited about the opportunity, he’s also worried about relinquishing too much control to the studio. “For me it has to be the right one, in the right situation because there’s so much visual effects going on and – ‘Where’s the director in it all?’,” said Fuqua. “[Marvel Studios] has a machine…there’s the design, the whole thing is sketched out…Is the director doing that? Or is it a hundred other people?” (Hey U Guys)

Tom Holland released a video on Instagram in which he stands in from of a scene-in-progress for Spider-Man: Far from Home. The video features a stunt double taking the brunt of a tidal wave and being knocked back forcefully. Though there is little context, many have speculated that the tidal wave originates from Spider-Man villain Hydro-Man. Far From Home hits theaters in July 2019. (ScreenRant)

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in early talks to star in serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. The film is based on a true story about Charlie Cullen – known infamously as “The Angel of Death” – who was responsible for the deaths of over 300 people over 16 years. Redmayne would play Cullen, while Chastain would take on the role of “the nurse whose dogged pursuit helped end [Cullen’s] killing spree.” (Deadline)

Starting August 30 through September 6, Marvel Studios is re-releasing all MCU films exclusively in IMAX. The 20 films will rerun in order of their release, but only for limited showings. /Film has the full schedule. (/Film)

Disney announced the start of production on live-action Mulan with the first photo of Yifei Liu as the lead. Liu is shown posing with a katana. The Mulan remake is slated for a March 27, 2020 release. (Disney)

Just three days earlier, production was announced for live-action Dora the Explorer with a photo of Isabela Moner as teenage Dora. The film ages up the classic characters to their high-school years. The Michael Bay-produced film hits theaters August 2, 2019. (Twitter)

Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic the Hedgehog in the titular character’s live-action hybrid film. Schwartz’s character will be animated, while his enemy Dr. Robotnik will be played live by Jim Carrey. Paramount currently has the film slated for a November 15, 2019 release. (Variety)

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  • Crazy Rich Asians: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
  • Mile 22: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
  • Alpha: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend.
  • Juliet, Naked: Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 8, 2018

Jason Statham prepares for an epic battle against a Megalodon in The Meg.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is making significant changes to the Oscars. The award show will now include a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Future broadcasts will also be three-hours long, meaning some categories will be presented during commercial breaks. In 2020, the telecast will move up from February 23 to February 9. (Variety)

Warner Bros. and DC are developing a feature film based around Supergirl. Oren Uziel is working on the script according to Deadline. Uziel’s past projects include Mortal Kombat, 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox and the in-production Sonic the Hedgehog. (Deadline)

Two new Creed II images were released featuring Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) taking reps at a punching bag held by Rocky (Sylvester Stallone), and Jordan’s character standing ready to enter the ring while wearing Apollo’s signature American flag trunks. Creed II opens November 21. (/Film)

Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill respectively in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Homecoming sequel is currently shooting in Europe and will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. (Vulture)

Even though A24’s Eighth Grade was given an R-rating, the studio is giving real eighth graders the chance to see this coming-of-age film in free, no restriction screenings across the country. Click here to see the theaters participating in today’s program. (/Film)

Jennifer Lopez will star in Annapurna Pictures’ Hustlers, a film inspired by Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores.” The article describes former strip club employees who work together to “turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” Lopez will play the ringleader of this group. (Collider)

Though he wavered several times on his decision to retire, Robert Redford confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man & the Gun will be his last acting project. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting,” said Redford. When asked about a return to directing, Redford replied, “we’ll see about that.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Margot Robbie shared a first look at her character Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino film set during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles tells the story of two struggling actors trying to make it in Hollywood. The film hits theaters July 26, 2019. (Margot Robbie, Instagram)

Harley Quinn’s foe in her Birds of Prey standalone film will be Black Mask according to The Wrap. Black Mask is a “brutally sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.” There is no release date for the film at this time. (The Wrap)

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  • The Meg: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
  • Slender Man: In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.
  • BlacKkKlansman: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
  • Dog Days: Dog Days follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 1, 2018

Sooner or later, your past catches up to you. See Christopher Robin in theaters this Friday.

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, confirming the return of Mark Hamill and a Carrie Fisher feature. The feature, approved by Fisher’s daughter Billie, was filmed during production of The Force Awakens. Billy Dee Williams will also return to the Star Wars franchise, reprising his role of Lando Calrissian. Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. (Variety)

Today, J.J. Abrams shared a Day 1 photo from the set of Star Wars: Episode IX. The photo is mostly out of focus, but appears to show John Boyega (Finn) in the middle of a scene. The camera in-focus shows the roman numerals “VII” and “IX,” suggesting the equipment Abrams is using could be re-used from his work on The Force Awakens. (Twitter)

Box office history continues for Incredibles 2 which just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming the 7th animated film all time to hit this milestone. Disney/Pixar’s latest is their 18th ever billion-dollar release and 3rd this year (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War). (Deadline)

Paramount announced the start of production for Terminator with a first photo from set. The photo features the stars of the film including Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor. Directed by Deadpool’s Tim Miller, the sequel hits theaters November 22, 2019. (Terminator)

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska have been cast as the Angels in Sony’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels. Elizabeth Banks will direct the project and take on the role of Bosley, the enigmatic owner of the classic detective agency. Charlie’s Angels hits theaters September 27, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Bryce Dallas Howard joining the cast of Paramount’s Rocketman, a biopic celebrating the life of Sir Elton John. Howard will play John’s mother, Sheila Eileen Dwight, while Taron Egerton will take on the lead role. Dwight and John had a contentious relationship until Dwight’s passing in December 2017. (Variety)

An all-star female cast is growing for a new project focused on the women of Fox News. Margot Robbie joins Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron for a film that “centers on the women who took on the toxic male culture of the news network and chief Roger Ailes.” Theron will play former host Megyn Kelly, Kidman will portray Gretchen Carlson and Robbie will play an associate producer at Fox News. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jordan Peele completed his casting for Get Out follow-up, Us. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon join a cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Us is currently in production with a March 15, 2019 release date. (Variety)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a biographical documentary about children’s television icon Fred Rogers, has become the highest-grossing biodoc of all time at over $20 million earned domestically. The film is on pace to earn $22-25 million by the end of its theatrical run. (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Christopher Robin: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
  • The Darkest Minds: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
  • Never Goin’ Back: Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired, and they’re broke.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 25, 2018

Tom Cruise tests his limits as Ethan Hawke in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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San Diego Comic-Con brought us new looks at highly-anticipated films including Aquaman, Shazam!, Godzilla: King of Monsters and more. Click below for the best recaps from Hall H. (ComicBook)

  • Warner Bros. (Aquaman, Shazam!, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Gindelwald)
  • Sony (Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Paramount (Halloween, Glass)
  • 20th Century Fox (The Predator)

Robert DeNiro is in talks for a pivotal role in a Joker solo movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. DeNiro’s character, according to Hollywood Reporter, “would play a talk show host who is somehow instrumental in the Joker’s origin.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Broadway classic Cats is getting an all-star cast. Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen are all signed onto the project. There is no word yet on which characters they will play. (Variety)

The Toronto International Film Festival released its initial program announcement. Notable films included in the galas and special presentations are Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star is Born, Ryan Gosling’s First Man, Steve Carell and Timotheé Chalamet’s Beautiful Boy and the world premiere of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight follow-up, If Beale Street Could Talk. (Los Angeles Times)

ComingSoon shared new set photos from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The photos show Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt’s characters driving together, while others show Tarantino and Al Pacino discussing an upcoming scene. In all shots featuring Tarantino, the director can be seen in classic 60s outfits to match the setting of the film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters July 26, 2019. (ComingSoon)

A recorded version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton is at the center of Hollywood’s latest bidding war. Despite the recent interest, sellers are asking that the recorded performance not be released until 2020 or later. The recording, made in 2016, is currently being priced at $50 million. (Variety)

[POTENTIAL SPOILERS] Stan Lee has a cameo in Teen Titans GO! To the Movies, in theaters this Friday. The cameo was revealed in a full screening of the film at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. (CinemaBlend)

Emma Thompson is returning to the world of Men In Black, reprising her role as Agent O, the chief of the M.I.B. organization. She joins a top-tier cast including Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall and the Les Twins dancing duo. Plot details for the spinoff film are still under wraps. (Hollywood Reporter)

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in talks to direct an Enter the Dragon remake. The 1973 original starring Bruce Lee celebrated its 45th anniversary last Friday. Warner Bros. is now looking to recruit a writer. (Deadline)

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  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
  • Teen Titans GO! To the Movies: A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
  • Puzzle: Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
  • Hot Summer Nights: A boy comes of age during a summer he spends in Cape Cod.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 19, 2018

Have the time of your life in movie theaters this weekend with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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New Line shared exclusive looks at their upcoming slate during San Diego ComicCon, including It: Chapter Two, the Nun and The Curse of La Llorna. However, fans in attendance were most surprised to hear that a third Annabelle movie is in the works, and set for release in Summer 2019. According to The Conjuring’s James Wan, Annabelle is “basically A Night at the Museum with Anabelle,” where the possessed doll takes control of several artifacts. (Los Angeles Times)

Entertainment Weekly revealed three new photos from Shazam!, in theaters April 5, 2019. The first shows superhero lead Billy Baston (Zachary Levi) using his powers to buy soda from a local market with fellow orphan, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Glazer). The second features both Levi and Glazer, this time admiring the glow coming from Shazam’s suit, while the third features a young Billy Baston with a headline about Superman on the wall behind him. (Entertainment Weekly)

Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his directorial debut with Tick, Tick… Boom!, a film adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson. Tick, Tick… Boom! tells the story of a playwright looking for his next big break. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce the film. (Hollywood Reporter)

Shortly after Joaquin Phoenix’s involvement in a standalone Joker film was made official, Warner Bros. granted an official release date of October 4, 2019. Production will begin as soon as September on a $55 million budget. More details may be revealed when Warner Bros. make their ComicCon presentation this Saturday. (Variety)

10 years after the cult-classic original, Zombieland 2 is officially in the works. The sequel will feature the original cast and writers, and will be released in October 2019. The original Zombieland grossed $75 million domestically on a $24 million budget. (Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast is no longer pursuing 21st Century Fox, leaving Disney to acquire Fox’s film and television assets. Disney recently outbid Comcast with a $71 billion cash-and-stock offer. News of the Disney-Fox acquisition raised questions about the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe knowing that both studios owned different properties. (CNBC, USA Today)

Call Me By Your Name’s Timotheé Chalamet is in talks to star in Dune, “the cinematic relaunch of one of the most celebrated science fiction properties of all time for Legendary.” Chalamet would play Kyle MacLachlan in a film adaptation of the 1965 novels. Legendary acquired film and TV rights to Dune with the intention of creating a film franchise. (Deadline)

Harrison Ford is keeping himself busy while Indiana Jones 5 gets pushed to a 2021 release year. Ford will star in Call of the Wild as John Thornton, “a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold.” Ford is the third iconic actor to step into this role behind Clark Gable (1935) and Charlton Heston (1972). (Varitey)

Nickelodeon’s Rugrats are getting a live-action hybrid film to go along with their animated series revival. The movie is set to be released on November 13, 2020 by Paramount Players. David Goodman will direct the film. (Variety)

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: In this sequel to Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.
  • The Equalizer 2: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
  • Unfriended: Dark Web: A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that they previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.
  • McQueen: Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 11, 2018

Get ready for a monster vacation in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

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Disney rearranged several release dates in their film slate. Most notably, Indiana Jones 5 was pushed again to July 9, 2021. This would make Harrison Ford 79 by the film’s release. Other release date changes include Jungle Cruise (October 11, 2019), Maleficent 2 (May 29, 2020) and an untitled Marvel film due February 21, 2021. (Hollywood Reporter)

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film is official at Warner Bros. Directed by Todd Phillips, the film is set to begin production this September in New York. The Joker stand-alone title is “meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Djimon Honsou was quietly cast into a pivotal role for DC’s Shazam! Honsou will play a 3,000 year-old sorcerer that gives young Billy Baston his powers. Filming has already wrapped for Shazam!, set to hit theaters April 5, 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Brie Larson confirmed the end of filming for Captain Marvel on her Twitter page. Larson plays the titular character, who will be the first standalone female star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the film hits theaters March 8, 2019. (Twitter)

Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX. Lando was most recently adapted in Solo: A Star Wars Story by Donald Glover. Directed by J.J. Abrams, Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dwayne Johnson hinted at superhero cameos in DC’s Black Adam. “Without giving anything away, there might be maybe a cameo or two of some of the other DC superheroes,” said Johnson. “That’s been the beauty of Black Adam as we’ve been developing it is that we could make a movie that just stood on its own too as well, but that’s also the beauty of those universes coming together at DC.” (Cinema Blend)

Jeremy Renner has joined the cast of Spawn, a Blumhouse comic adaptation starring Jamie Foxx. Renner will play Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams, Spawn’s unconventional partner that “has the intelligence and intuition” to help Foxx’s character in his fight against evil. Spawn does not have a release date at this time. (Deadline)

Legendary Entertainment and Sunrise, a Japanese animation studio, are co-producing a live action-adaptation of anime Mobile Suit Gundam. The announcement came at Anime Expo 2018, though there is no word yet on the plot, director, cast or release date. (/Film)

Collider confirmed Nicolas Cage will voice Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man Noir is one of four confirmed iterations of the friendly neighborhood hero in Sony’s upcoming animated adaptation, in theaters December 14. (Collider)

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  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.
  • Skyscraper: A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.
  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Go Far on Foot: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
  • Eighth Grade: A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.
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