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Ellen Burstyn Will Reprise Her ‘Exorcist’ Role In New Horror Trilogy

The Oscar winner will star alongside Leslie Odom Jr. in a three-film "continuation" of 1973's head-spinning classic.
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Daily Podcast: Michael B. Jordan’s Black Superman Project, A New Exorcist Trilogy, and More

On the July 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including a new Exorcist trilogy, Michael B. Jordan’s rival Superman project, James Gunn’s hopes for a DC/Marvel crossover, and a Pokemon live-action series. Opening Banter :  In The News :  Ben (OG Jeremy): Michael B. Jordan is Making His Own Black Superman Movie For HBO Max Brad (OG Danielle): James...
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Universal Nabs The Exorcist Trilogy With Ellen Burstyn to Reprise Role

According to , Universal Pictures and Peacock have successfully acquired the rights to Blumhouse Production’s follow-up trilogy to William Friedkin’s iconic horror film The Exorcist for a whopping deal of over $400 million. This acquisition comes after it was reported last December that Halloween‘s David Gordon Green was in talks to direct. Now, it has been officially confirmed that he has signed on to helm the first film in the planned trilogy, which is expected to arrive in theaters in late 2...
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Universal & Peacock Close $400M Deal For ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy; Ellen Burstyn To Reprise Classic Role

Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, in partnership with Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, have closed a reported...
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Universal Spends $400 Million on New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy Starring Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr.

Universal is shelling out an eye-popping $400 million to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock, its new streaming service. In a coup, Ellen Burstyn, the Oscar-winning actress who first did battle with the devil in the 1973 original, will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil. David […]
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A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse

One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed girl. Desperate for help, he…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Universal, Hamilton, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, David Gordon Green, Leslie Odom Jr, The Exorcist, Blumhouse Productions, MacNeil, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Chris Macneil


A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse [Updated]

One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed girl. Desperate for help, he…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Emmy, Jason Blum, Hamilton, Peter Sattler, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Sequel, David Gordon Green, Donna Langley, Blumhouse, Leslie Odom Jr, The Exorcist


New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy in the Works, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. With Ellen Burstyn Returning [Updated]

Update: Universal has sent over an official press release, which includes a few clarifications. Read our original article with the updates pointed out below. A brand new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Recent Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) will star, and Ellen Burstyn, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1973’s original Exorcist, is returning to the franchise after skipping the subsequent sequels and prequels. David Gordon Green is set to dir...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Green, Netflix, New York Times, Miami, Jason Blum, Rian Johnson, Universal Pictures, Peter Sattler, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Burstyn, Morgan Creek


Dexter: New Blood Limited Series Sneak Peek Trailer & Release Date

During Dexter’s [email protected] virtual panel for the upcoming special event series, officially titled Dexter: New Blood, a sneak peek trailer was released, teasing the return of the Dark Passenger. The limited series will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, November 7. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Ellen Burstyn & More For Recurring Roles Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name, Jim Lindsay, in the small town o...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Drama, Showtime, TV News, John Lithgow, Comic-Con, Dexter, Phillips, Ellen Burstyn, Western Massachusetts, Julia Jones, Scott Reynolds, Jennifer Carpenter, ComingSoon


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Ellen Burstyn & More For Recurring Roles

Following the recent addition of Kiefer Sutherland as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Deadline brings word that Oscar-winning vet Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist) has officially signed on for a recurring role in Showtime’s forthcoming anthology series The First Lady. Burstyn will be portraying the role of Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s mother who’s fiercely devoted to her only son. She was known to have had a complex and often domineering relationship with daughter-in-law, Eleanor Roosevelt, who...
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‘Evolution’ Review: It’s Two Steps Forward, One Step Back in Stunning Portrait of Holocaust Survivors

Building on what has come before, the opening act of Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber’s “Evolution” recalls a monologue from the Hungarian duo’s previous film, “Pieces of a Woman,” when a Holocaust-hardened Jewish matriarch played by Ellen Burstyn repeats the mythology of her own survival — the idea that she somehow chose to live when […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Evolution, Cannes film festival, Ellen Burstyn, Kata Weber, Kornel Mundruczo


‘Queen Bees’ Review: A Lightweight but Likable Comedy Propelled by an All-Star Team of Old Pros

There will always been a place in the world for older-skewing movies as pleasant as “Queen Bees,” a lightweight but likable comedy set primarily in a retirement community where close friendships are forged — sometimes reluctantly, sometimes immediately — and autumnal romance can blossom. For years, their natural habitat has been bargain-matinee multiplex screenings, where […]
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Q&A: Ellen Burstyn on Her Acting Life, and Never Retiring

That Ellen Burstyn plays a woman who recoils at the very mention of a retirement community in the upcoming film “Queen Bees” is extremely appropriate.
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Charles Grodin, star of ‘Midnight Run’ and ‘Beethoven,’ dies at 86

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Kid” and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro’s counterpart in the comic thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. He was 86. Grodin died Tuesday at him in Wilton, Connecticut, from bone marrow cancer, his son, Nicholas Grodin, said. Known for his dead-pan style and everyday looks, Grodin also appeared in “Dav...
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Ellen Burstyn & Ann-Margret & Loretta Devine in 'Queen Bees' Trailer

"C'mon, be one of us!" Universal Pics + Gravitas have debuted an official trailer for a comedy titled Queen Bees, a film from filmmaker Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2, Connie and Carla, Tooth Fairy). While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen moves into a nearby retirement community ― just temporarily. Once inside the Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying "mean girls" the likes of which s...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Helen, Ann Margret, Carla, Courtney, Ellen Burstyn, Santa Clause, To Watch, Loretta Devine, Michael Lembeck, Stewart Alec Mapa Marianne Muellerleile, Ellen Burstyn Ann Margret Loretta Devine


Word of the week: Lingualer

What kind of word is lingualer? A rare one, that’s for sure. In fact, it may qualify as that rarest of rare words, a hapax legomenom: a word that occurs only once within a context or in the entire written record of a language. We can thank Variety, the show-business weekly that has been inventing words for more than a century, for its existence. I spotted lingualer in a book I’ve been reading, Hollywood’s Censor: Joseph I. Breen & the Production Code Administration, by Thomas Doherty (2009),...
Tags: Hollywood, Supreme Court, Film, Journalism, Rome, Linguistics, Customs, Neologisms, Slang, Wilson, Variety, Ellen Burstyn, Bruno, Roberto Rossellini, Breen, Thomas Doherty


2021 Critics Choice Awards Winners: ‘Nomadland’ and ‘The Crown’ Are Big Winners Again

Continuing the march through an odd awards season, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were held over the weekend, honoring the best in film and television. In a hybrid virtual ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs, the nominees appeared remotely from across the world, just like the recent Golden Globes. Also echoing the recent awards show, Nomadland and The Crown took some of the biggest prizes of the night, including respective wins for Best Picture and Best Drama Series. Get the full list of 2021 ...
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‘Mank’ leads Critics Choice Awards race as Netflix dominates

LOS ANGELES — The Netflix film “Mank,” a black-and-white vintage Hollywood tale focused on “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, collected a leading 12 nominations Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards, including a nod for best picture. Netflix earned four of the 10 best-picture nominations, with “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” joining “Mank” in the category. Other films nominated for the top prize were “Minari,” “News of the World,”...
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‘Minari’ Tops New York Film Critics Online Awards, Ellen Burstyn and Yuh-Jung Youn Tie for Supporting Actress (EXCLUSIVE)

The New York Film Critics Online have announced their winners for the best films and performances of the year, with “Minari” from A24 topping the best picture category. This is the third consecutive year the group has recognized a foreign language film following 2019’s “Parasite” and 2018’s “Roma.” Lee Isaac Chung’s portrait of a Korean […]
Tags: Awards, New York Film Critics Online, Ellen Burstyn, Minari, Yuh-Jung Youn, Yuh Jung Youn Tie, Roma Lee Isaac Chung


Vanessa Kirby on That Heartbreaking ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Scene, and Her Slumber Party with Ellen Burstyn

“Pieces of a Woman” has garnered a lot of awards buzz for Vanessa Kirby’s fearless performance as Martha, a woman grieving the loss of her baby in childbirth. Since premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September, talk has also centered on a scene that depicts the birth — which was filmed in one 24-minute, […]
Tags: Awards, Venice Film Festival, Martha, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman, Awards Circuit Podcast, Paul Raci, Her Slumber Party


Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn on How ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Breaks New Ground for Female Storytelling

Late last year, Chrissy Teigen and Meghan Markle both shared their personal stories of miscarriage and child loss. On Friday, Netflix’s Oscar-contending film “Pieces of a Woman” is released, shining a light on the taboo topics, which are rarely discussed in society, but highly common for women and families around the world. The subject matter […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Chrissy Teigen, Ellen Burstyn, MEGHAN MARKLE, Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman


Ellen Burstyn On Her Fame (She’s Been *Very* Fortunate)

“It was never really my intention to be a movie star,” says the actress, who’s probably about to get her seventh Oscar nomination at age 88. “I’ve never been one of those celebrities who got chased down the street by shouting throngs. People are always very nice to me. It hasn’t been at all unpleasant.” – The Guardian
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Cinema legend Ellen Burstyn: 'It was never my intention to be a movie star'

As she prepares to smash an Oscar record, the great actor talks about drawing on her own suffering, missing her violent mother – and surviving the Hollywood ‘hamburger machine’Ellen Burstyn is struggling to make herself heard above the sirens that are screeching across the city. “I live on a road that’s very popular with police cars and ambulances,” she says down the line from New York. She had been trying to tell me about the Oscars when she was interrupted by the racket. If she is nominated in...
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Pieces of a Woman review – vehement but inauthentic childbirth drama

Kornél Mundruczó’s film, starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf as a young couple hit by tragedy, combines high trauma and horribly unconvincing stretches Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó deserves our thanks for going somewhere very few film-makers want to go: out on a limb. Many a time, his neck has been risked and his arm has been chanced; he makes movies to challenge us. White God (2014) was a Hitchcockian nightmare about a mass uprising among all the dogs in a city, and Jupiter’s Mood (2...
Tags: Film, Culture, Hungary, Lars von Trier, Jupiter, Shia LaBeouf, Quebec, Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, Egoyan, Kata Weber, Kornel Mundruczo, Vanessa Kirby, Drama films


David Gordon Green in Talks to Direct an ‘Exorcist’ Sequel for Blumhouse

David Gordon Green, the filmmaker who rebooted the Halloween franchise with 2018’s legacy sequel Halloween, is turning his attention to another classic horror property. A new report says that Green is in talks to direct a sequel to director William Friedkin’s 1973 classic The Exorcist for Morgan Creek and Blumhouse. Here’s what we know so far. /Film had previously heard the same rumblings about a David Gordon Green Exorcist movie, but we were unable to get a second source to confirm the infor...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Green, Sequels, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Robinson, Ellen Burstyn, Observer, Morgan Creek, Linda Blair, David-Gordon-Green, Blumhouse, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Friedkin, Pazuzu


New to Netflix January 2021: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going

New to Netflix January 2021: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going The list for the new Netflix January 2021 movies and TV titles has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of new seasons for Netflix originals: Cobra Kai Season 3, Disenchantment Part 3, and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2 as well as the series debut of Nicolas Cage-led docuseries History of Swear Words. Ne...
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CS Reviews: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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‘Pieces of a Woman’ Trailer: Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf Cope With a Tragic Loss

Vanessa Kirby is proving herself a performer to watch, following her breakout, Emmy-nominated turn in The Crown with a string of roles in blockbusters and indie dramas. The latest of which is a vehicle for the actress that could take her straight to the Oscars. Kirby stuns as a grieving mother in Pieces of a Woman, a devastating drama that earned raves at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival before getting quickly scooped up by Netflix, which debuted an official trai...
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Pieces of a Woman Trailer Starring Vanessa Kirby & Ellen Burstyn

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Pieces of a Woman Trailer Starring Vanessa Kirby & Ellen Burstyn Netflix has released the official trailer for director Kornél Mundruczó’s highly-anticipated drama film Pieces of a Woman, featuring Emmy-nominated Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) as she stars in a deeply personal and powerful drama about a woman going through the pain and grief of losing a child during a home birth. Also starring Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn and Shia LaBeouf, the film will arrive in select theaters...
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