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

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Pennywise the Clown will be scaring up box offices in It.

It screams past 2011’s Paranormal Activity 3 to become the top horror film pre-seller in history. The Stephen King adaptation is projected to make $60 million during opening weekend. (Variety)

On what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 71st birthday, we got our first look at Rami Malek portraying the iconic Queen front-man in Bohemian Rhapsody, due Christmas Day 2018. (Entertainment Weekly)

From Eminem-produced Bodied to I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie, get a sneak peek at 11 of the most notable films at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Hollywood Reporter)

Warner Bros. has new competition for the right to the James Bond brand as Apple and Amazon have thrown their hats into the ring. (Hollywood Reporter)

Tina Fey is bringing Mean Girls back, but this time on Broadway. The theatrical adaptation of the 2004 teen comedy opens April 8 with previews beginning March 12. (Variety)

Not so fast, Thor. Mark Ruffalo favors The Hulk in “the fight of the century” when Thor: Ragnarok smashes into theaters November 3. (ScreenRant)

Harry Potter fans shared the hashtag #19YearsLater across social media on September 1 to celebrate the date Harry’s son, Albus Severus Potter, goes to the wizarding school for the first time. This momentous occasion was written into the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Entertainment Weekly)

If you have more than $45,000, you could be the next owner of Marty McFly’s famous Nike shoes from Back to the Future II. The auction will take place on September 26 in London, and people can place bids via phone, online or in-person. (Yahoo! Movies)

The search is on to replace Colin Trevorrow, who will no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX. (Hollywood Reporter)

Casey Afleck will bring “the greatest American Novel you’ve never heard of” to life as the lead actor in Stoner. (Deadline)

Don’t forget to catch the new films opening this weekend!

  • It: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
  • Home Again: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.


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