‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Names Director to Replace Bryan Singer

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Names Director to Replace Bryan Singer

The Queen biopic has a new leader, for the final two weeks and possibly reshoots. Dexter Fletcher, director of “Eddie the Eagle,” “Wild Bill,” and “Smoking Guns,” has been tapped to direct “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Deadline said Fletcher will resume production next week on the Rami Malek-fronted film that had paused production due to troubles with Bryan Singer. Singer was fired as director after failing to return from set after Thanksgiving break and reportedly clashing with…

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Lucasfilm President Wants Taika Waititi to Direct a Star Wars Movie

Lucasfilm President Wants Taika Waititi to Direct a Star Wars Movie

Should the fun, fabulous, creative, brilliant, and wacky “Thor: Ragnarok” director go from Asgard to Alderaan? Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has a major say in who directs (and gets fired from) Star Wars movies. Kennedy just had a video interview with Newshub in New Zealand (watch the clip below), and the reporter pitched Taika Waititi to mix the universes, going from Marvel to Star Wars. Kennedy needed no convincing at all: “I would love for…

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One of the ‘IT’ Kids Is Joining DC’s ‘Shazam’ Movie

One of the ‘IT’ Kids Is Joining DC’s ‘Shazam’ Movie

No red balloons this time. Please. Jack Dylan Grazer has been cast in the upcoming “Shazam!” movie starring Zachary Levi. Grazer, 14, just played Eddie Kaspbrak in the horror hit “IT,” and he played young Alex Riley in the new CBS series “Me, Myself, and I.” (That TV show recently got pulled, which may be why he now has more time for film roles.) In “Shazam,” Deadline reports, Grazer will play Freddy, best friend to…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Sophie Turner on 2019 Premiere & Sansa’s ‘Passionate Fight’

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Sophie Turner on 2019 Premiere & Sansa’s ‘Passionate Fight’

You didn’t REALLY think the final season of “Game of Thrones” was coming in 2018, did you? Oh you sweet summer child… Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) talked to Variety about filming the end, saying they started in October and are “maybe a tenth of the way through” filming. That was a joke, though, and she added that they have about six or seven months left of shooting, which keeps them on track to end in…

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Chris Evans Pitches a Captain America & Human Torch Spinoff to Disney/Fox

Chris Evans Pitches a Captain America & Human Torch Spinoff to Disney/Fox

He was joking. But do it. Do it the second the sale happens. Before Chris Evans played Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in 20th Century Fox’s 2005 “Fantastic Four” movie. Evans recently tweeted a link to a new CNBC story claiming Disney and Fox are closing in on deal for Disney to buy Fox’s studio and TV production assets. With that tweet he also suggested a…

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Ryan Reynolds to Play ‘Detective Pikachu’ in Live-Action Movie … But Why?

Ryan Reynolds to Play ‘Detective Pikachu’ in Live-Action Movie … But Why?

“WTF?” or “Take my money!” Fans seem split on this decision. According to The Hollywood Reporter — but not yet announced by the studio Legendary — Ryan Reynolds will star in the live-action Pokemon movie “Detective Pikachu.” Reynolds will play the detective himself in what THR’s source said is a motion-capture role. Reynolds’ casting follows Justice Smith of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and Kathryn Newton of “Big Little Lies.” But Ryan Reynolds? Deadpool is now…

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Movie News: Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’; ‘Logan’ Director to Helm Patty Hearst Drama, Maybe with Elle Fanning

Movie News: Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’; ‘Logan’ Director to Helm Patty Hearst Drama, Maybe with Elle Fanning

Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, above) will star in Detective Pikachu. The live-action adventure, based on the incredibly popular Pokemon video game series, will feature the titular detective as he solves a mystery. Reynolds’ role is said to be “motion-capture in nature.” Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will also star; Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. [THR] Patty Hearst: James Mangold (Logan, above) will direct a drama about Patty Hearst. Elle Fanning (The Beguiled) is in…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Best Action Scenes of the Year, a History of Movie Posters and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Best Action Scenes of the Year, a History of Movie Posters and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Best of the Year Highlight Reel of the Day: Editor Sergey Nizhnik showcases the best action scenes of 2017 in this montage video: End of Year Recap of the Day: Here’s another more general montage of the most notable movies of 2017 from editor Clark Zhu: Film History of the Day: Learn about the origins and history of the Hollywood movie…

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