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Samuel L. Jackson to Play a Retired Hitman in New Movie, Finally Doing Something Different For Once

I always love it when actors test their limits and push themselves to try things they’ve never done before. That’s why I’m thrilled that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing – get this – a retired hitman in a new untitled movie from the directors of Focus. Jackson as a hitman? What a concept! All snark aside, Jackson has played hitmen on screen before (famously doing so in Pulp Fiction and The Hitman’s Bodyguard), so it obviously makes sense that a risk-averse company would want to finance a mov...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Jackson, Samuel-L-Jackson, Morris, Leslie, Matthew Stone, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Action/Adventure, Ficarra, Requa, Morris Stokes, Phillip Morris John Davis


Samuel L. Jackson to Teams with Focus Directors for Hitman Thriller

Samuel L. Jackson to Teams with Focus Directors for Hitman Thriller According to Deadline, Samuel L. Jackson has been tapped to star as a retired hitman in a yet-to-be-titled thriller from Focus directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. RELATED: Robert Pattinson’s Batman Revealed in Official Camera Test! Per the report, the actor will play Morris Stokes, a well-renowned former hitman for mob boss Easy-A, who is thrust back into action when his nephew, Leslie, makes a terrible mistake. Rather t...
Tags: Movies, News, Casting, Action, Robert Pattinson, Jackson, Focus, Samuel L. Jackson, Stokes, Hitman, Leslie, John Davis, Matthew Stone, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, ComingSoon


Samuel L. Jackson Boards Retired Hitman Movie

Samuel L. Jackson is coming on board an untitled action movie, portraying a hitman coming out of retirement. The project is a return to familiar turf for Jackson, who played the title character in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and memorably portrayed gangster Jules Winnfield in “Pulp Fiction,” receiving a best supporting actor nomination for the role. […]
Tags: Markets & Festivals, Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jules Winnfield, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra


The 10 Best Romantic Comedies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) In some ways, the past decade was a bit of a desert when it comes to romantic comedies. The rom-com’s mainstream heyday was over with the onset of our current millennium, which brought about dreck like Gigli and The Hottie and the Nottie . But with the dearth of quality mainstream rom-coms came the birth of the indie and the subversive rom-com – and that’s when things got interesting.  So let’s talk about the ten best romantic c...
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FOX New Series Trailers And First Impressions – 2019

It’s time to start gearing up for a mad, mad world of new series that aren’t likely to live long, and as the networks get through their upfront efforts, they hope something catches your eye enough that you’ll still be around in a few months. FOX has some new shows coming your way, and you may as well get my impressions, so let’s go. Prodigal Son Prodigal Son has a lot going for it on paper, but the trailer has a fair amount of trouble selling something worth watching… for longer...
Tags: Featured, Television, Movies, La, Earth, Fox, New Zealand, TV News, Silicon Valley, Atlantic City, Longmire, Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Vegas, Mozart, Jason Katims


Watch the FOX Fall 2019 TV Series Trailers: ‘Prodigal Son’, ‘Not Just Me’, ‘Unmatched’, ‘neXt’ and More

Along with blockbuster summer, it’s also upfronts season in the television world, and that means we’re starting to glimpse of the new shows that will be coming to the small screen for the 2019-2020 season. Today, the FOX network has unveiled their primetime slate of new shows, and we have a first look at each of them with a slate of trailers below. FOX’s new shows this fall include the crime series Prodigal Son from Riverdale executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, the family dra...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Earth, Fox, Silicon Valley, Atlantic City, Phil Lord, Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Next, Kristen Wiig, Parks, Jason Katims


Upcoming Fox AI Drama neXT Lands John Slattery to Star

Upcoming Fox AI drama neXT lands John Slattery to star John Slattery is headed from Madison Avenue to A.I. Deadline reports that the former Mad Men star has landed the lead role in the pilot for Fox’s AI drama neXT. neXT is a combination of pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, the series also presents us with a villain unlike one we’ve ever seen, one whose greatest weapon against us is ou...
Tags: TV, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Star, Fox, TV News, Next, Madison Avenue, Slattery, Michael Mosley, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, MCU, John Slattery, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra


Sony Snags Shrink, Based on a Story by Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld

Sony snags Shrink, Based on a story by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld Sony is reviving Shrink, a comedy action film from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld that had been stuck on the studio’s shelf since the early 2000s. According to Deadline, the story revolves around “a strong, smart and intuitive” psychiatrist named Dr. Jessica Powers, who specializes in superheroes — think Analyze This, albeit with a superhero twist. RELATED Iger Says Disney Will ‘Continue’ in the Business of R-Rated Deadpool Mo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Iger, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, Doug Belgrad, Bad Santa, Donnie Darko, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Shrink, Rob Liefeld, Liefeld, Jessica Powers, Rob Liefeld Sony


STX Close to Taking U.S. Rights to ‘King of the Jungle’ With Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton

STXfilms is in final negotiations to acquire U.S. rights to Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “King of the Jungle,” starring Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton. STX is in talks with IMR International, which introduced the project to buyers at AFM and continues international sales at the European Film Market this week. STX will commit to […]
Tags: Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton, European Film Market, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, King Of the Jungle, Stxfilms, IMR International, Seth Rogen Michael Keaton


Birds of Prey Set Photos: Get a Closer Look at Harley Quinn’s New Look

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Birds of Prey set photos: Get a closer look at Harley Quinn’s new look As production continues for Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the first photos from the film’s set in Los Angeles have arrived online from Just Jared (via Comic Book Movie), giving us a closer look at Harley Quinn’s new costume. Check out the photos below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, WB, Robbie


Harley Quinn is Back in First Birds of Prey Movie Teaser!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Harley Quinn is back in first Birds of Prey movie teaser! Warner Bros. has revealed a stylish first Birds of Prey movie teaser, which looks as if it was shot during costume tests for the film. The Batman spinoff Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is now filming. Check out the teaser in the player below, and if the characters go by too fast for you check out still shots in our gallery! PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley, Perez, David Ayer, WB, Robbie, Steven Williams, Gavin O'Connor


Ali Wong Joins Birds of Prey Movie in Supporting Role

Ali Wong joins Birds of Prey movie in supporting role Actor/comedian Ali Wong has joined the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. According to The Wrap, the Batman spinoff, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), will feature Wong playing an associate of Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) in Gotham law enforcement. Additionally, actor Robert Catrini (American Crime Story) has joined the cast, though his role is being kept under wraps. ...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Harley, Perez, David Ayer, Wong, Cain, WB


Birds of Prey Adds Chris Messina as Villain Victor Zsasz

Birds of Prey adds Chris Messina as villain Victor Zsasz Chris Messina (Argo, Devil, Live by Night) will be taking on the role of Victor Zsasz in Warner Bros. DCEU movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Deadline has confirmed. The character will be working alongside Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask in the film. PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; var opts = {"asBool":false,"adUnit":"\/4403\/cr\/comingsoon\...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain, Messina


Birds of Prey Writer Christina Hodson Talks Movie’s Long Title

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson talks movie’s long title Following star Margot Robbie explaining that the upcoming DCEU movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) had a long title because “it’s not a very serious movie,” writer Christina Hodson shared with Collider how the title came to be. PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; var opts = {"asBool":false,"adUnit":"\/4403\/cr\/comin...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain, Collider, WB


Margot Robbie Explains the Lengthy Birds of Prey Movie Title

Margot Robbie explains the lengthy Birds of Prey movie title Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margot Robbie showed up and confirmed the lengthy title of the upcoming DCEU movie, Birds of Prey. The film’s full title is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which Robbie revealed last month in an Instagram post. When asked by Fallon if the photo was, in fact, real, Robbie explained why she wanted a long title for her second outing as Harley Q...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Fallon, Harley, David Ayer


Margot Robbie Reveals Full Birds of Prey Title

Margot Robbie reveals full Birds of Prey title Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie posted a photo on Instagram revealing the full title for the spinoff, which was also confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming movie is officially named: Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Check out Robbie’s post below of the DC script by Christina Hodson!     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @ margotrobbie on Nov 20, 2018 at 12:08pm...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain, WB, Robbie


Birds of Prey: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Confirms Production Date

Birds of Prey: Mary Elizabeth Winstead confirms production date In an interview with Bionic Buzz (via Comic Book) Mary Elizabeth Winstead has revealed that the highly-anticipated Birds of Prey movie is scheduled to start its filming next year in January 2019. “It’s sort of a spinoff of Suicide Squad.” Winstead said. “It kind of follows Harley Quinn, which is Margot Robbie’s character from those films, and this sort of girl gang that she puts together. I play Huntress, and we’ve got Black Can...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain


Birds of Prey Movie Adds Ewan McGregor as Villain Black Mask

Birds of Prey movie adds Ewan McGregor as villain Black Mask Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor (Fargo, Christopher Robin, Doctor Sleep) is set to join Margot Robbie as the villain Black Mask in DC Films’ upcoming Birds of Prey movie, Deadline has confirmed. McGregor’s character, Black Mask aka Roman Sionis, is a Gotham City mob boss who leads the False Face Society gang. In the comics, he killed his wealthy parents in order to take control of their corporation, but he was a terrible businessm...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Gotham City, Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, McGregor


Michael Keaton to Play Tech Giant John McAfee in ‘King of the Jungle,’ Replacing Johnny Depp

Hopefully you won’t have to update your computer in order to see the true story of tech giant John McAfee in a new project called King of the Jungle that will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You, Phillip Morris). That might not sound all that exciting on the surface, but Michael Keaton is on board to play McAfee in a movie that is being described as more of a dark comedy than a traditional biopic. Find out more about the John McAfee movie below. Deadline has word on King o...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Casting, Seth-Rogen, Johnny Depp, Birdman, American Crime Story, David Fincher, Michael Keaton, True Story, Belize, John Mcafee, Thompson, Keaton, Rogen


Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton to Star in John McAfee Movie

Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton will star in “King of the Jungle,” a comedy about the true story of tech magnate John McAfee. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“I Love You Phillip Morris”) are directing from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, based on the Joshua Davis Wired magazine article “John McAfee’s Last […]
Tags: News, Markets & Festivals, American Film Market, Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton, John Mcafee, Joshua Davis, Phillip Morris, Scott Alexander, John Requa, Larry Karaszewski, King Of the Jungle, Seth Rogen Michael Keaton, John McAfee Movie, John McAfee Glenn Ficarra


Rosie Perez Joins Birds of Prey as Renee Montoya

Rosie Perez joins Birds of Prey as Renee Montoya Following the recent casting of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, The Wrap reports that Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez (Fearless) has signed on for the role of Renee Montoya in DC Films’ upcoming Birds of Prey movie. Cathy Yan will direct the film which is set to be released on February 7, 2020. Montoya is one of the leading characters in the Birds of Prey movie; however, it’s unclear if Montoya wil...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Joss Whedon, David Ayer, Montoya, Robbie, Gavin O'Connor, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra


Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Playing Huntress in Birds of Prey

Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks playing Huntress in Birds of Prey Now that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Fargo) has been cast in Huntress in the female-centric Birds of Prey film, the actor opened up to The Wrap about her portrayal of the comic book character. “I’ll be learning how to shoot a bow and arrow — which is new for me,” she said. “It’s really exciting, and even the process of going through getting the role and everything was a very different experience than I’v...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, WB, Robbie, Winstead, Gavin O'Connor, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra


Birds of Prey Movie Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Birds of Prey movie adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Following last week’s report of potential actresses being considered for key roles in Birds of Prey, Deadline reports that Fargo actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell have officially won the roles of Huntress and Black Canary, respectively. Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated superhero film is set to be release in February 7, 2020. In her earliest appearances, Huntress was Helena W...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Helena, Warner Bros. Pictures


Birds of Prey Release Date Set for February 2020

Birds of Prey release date set for February 2020 Margot Robbie’s female superhero untitled Birds of Prey movie directed by Cathy Yen will be released by Warner Bros on February 7, 2020, the studio announced, with plans to also release the movie in IMAX. It was recently announced that several high profile actresses have been auditioning for key roles, with the Black Canary and Huntress currently up for grabs. The Birds of Prey project was initially announced ahead of the release of Suicide Squ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer


Joker and Harley Quinn Movie Writers Say Spinoff is Like ‘Bad Santa’ Meets ‘This Is Us’

The Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has everyone talking, but don’t forget: there’s another Joker movie in the works. This film would be set within the current DC Extended Universe as we know it and feature Jared Leto‘s Joker and Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. While this Joker/Harley movie hasn’t begun production yet, we now have an idea of what the film is about, thanks to writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The screenwriting duo dropped some info about the prospective film, claiming it’...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Harley Quinn, Jared-Leto, Margot Robbie, Joaquin Phoenix, Warner Brothers, Bad Santa, Harley, Phil, Robbie, Leto, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Comic Book/Superhero, Warner Bros DC


Joker & Harley Quinn Writers Discuss The Deranged Tone

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Joker & Harley Quinn writers discuss the deranged tone It’s been two years since Jared Leto and Margot Robbie graced the screen together as The Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, and now the announced spin-off focusing on the two has finally found a finished script from Crazy. Stupid. Love‘s Glenn Ficara and John Requa. RELATED: Exclusive: Margot Robbie Talks Joker and Harley Quinn Film The two writers recently sat down and spoke with Metro about how they crafted t...
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Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey Villain Unmasked as Batman Foe Black Mask

Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey villain unmasked as Batman foe Black Mask TheWrap is reporting that Margot Robbie’s upcoming superhero movie Birds of Prey will introduce the villain Black Mask to the big screen. Black Mask is known as being one of Batman’s greatest foes and a mob boss in the city of Gotham. The character of Black Mask, aka Roman Sionis, was created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake. He first appeared in Batman issue #386 in 1985 and is described as “a brutally sadistic kingpin le...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Gotham, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City, Quinn, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley


Affleck, Damon, Fox Win Rights to McDonald’s Monopoly Game Theft Story

Affleck, Damon, Fox win rights to McDonald’s Monopoly Game theft story Deadline brings word that Ben Affleck (The Town), Matt Damon (The Martian), and Fox have won the rights to an article written by Jeff Maysh titled “How An Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game And Stole Millions” after an intense auction. Affleck is set to direct the feature based on the true crime story that was published in The Daily Beast, with Damon set to star. The true story centers on an ex-cop, Jerome Jacobson, in...
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Birds of Prey Filming to Start in January, Says Margot Robbie

Birds of Prey filming to start in January, says Margot Robbie In a new interview with Flickering Myth, Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie revealed that Birds of Prey filming will begin in January, and that the R-rated girl gang movie will have a “much smaller budget” than typical DC Extended Universe superhero movies. She also told that the film will feature a diverse cast and new looks for cosplay favorite Quinn. “The costumes haven’t been designed yet but yes she’ll have new looks,” Robbi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, WB, Robbie


Birds of Prey Movie Might be an R-Rated Girl Gang Film

Birds of Prey film may be an R-rated girl gang film In an interview with Collider, actress Margot Robbie (Terminal) revealed her ideas for what she would like to tackle as development on the Birds of Prey-style project moves forward. “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, WB, Robbie