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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office
Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed impressively in its expansion with $1.4 million at 62 locations during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Phantom Thread” posted an impressive $22,984 per-screen average — by far the highest average on the domestic chart as Focus Features expanded the run from six screens. Focus plans to screen the film in more than 500 locations next weekend.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, has now grossed a total of $2.5 million. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character, a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion. His life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

“Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations,
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Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role

Dave Bautista Was Told He Was Too Young For 'Blade Runner 2049' Role
Dave Bautista was almost not in Blade Runner 2049 for a very strange reason — he was too young.

Bautista and director Denis Villeneuve recalled the story of how the 48-year-old actor almost missed out on the role of Sapper Morton on the Blade Runner 2049 blu-ray special features.

"The vulnerability that Dave brought to the character was essential for the movie to be a success," Villeneuve said of the importance of casting the right farmer replicant.

Bautista, known also for playing Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said the experience of playing Sapper was a first for him.

"This was something completely...
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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’

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Mark Strong Confirms ‘I’m Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana’ in ‘Shazam’
On Sunday, Mark Strong confirmed TheWrap’s reporting the he is playing the villain in “Shazam,” telling Contactmusic that “I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun.” Sivana will be Strong’s second time playing a DC Comics villain. The first was Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern,” a film Strong told Contactmusic he thought was “rather good.” However, the film’s disappointing box office led to the cancelation of planned sequels which would have featured Sinestro in a much larger role, “so I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world.” Strong added. Strong said...
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‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban

‘The Emoji Movie’ Was the First Film to Publicly Screen in Saudi Arabia After 35-Year Cinema Ban
Saudi Arabia made history on December 11 when it was announced the country would officially be lifting its 35-year ban on cinema. The decision caused many to wonder what the first movie to screen publicly would be. Would representatives go with a classic? A superhero film? An acclaimed local indie like “Wadjda”? The real answer it turns out is perhaps the most critically reviled U.S. film of 2017: “The Emoji Movie.”

Reuters reports that the Sony-backed animated comedy “The Emoji Movie” was the first film to screen publicly in Saudi Arabia on January 13. The movie was screened as a double feature with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” While the country continues to wait for its first movie theater to open sometime in March, authorities have begun sponsoring temporary theater locations. “The Emoji Movie,” for instance,
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Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film

Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film
Hope remains for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to become an actual movie that happens, rather than a long-hoped-for sequel that never materializes. Director Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi actioner didn’t explode at the box office, but it earned high critical praise and grew its legion of fans once it hit home video, offering up a smart and refreshingly unique blockbuster that stood in direct contrast to the plainness of other big-budget fare. Liman, stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and writer Christopher McQuarrie all expressed interest and desire to make a sequel, and while it’…
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Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie

Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie
In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on.

According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for a possible role in his Manson era movie. The story will be set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and center on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business.

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Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation

Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer has been accused of additional acts of sexual misconduct following an initial allegation from actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku posted a statement on Facebook alleging Kramer sexually assaulted her on the set of “True Lies” when she was 12 years old. Now stunt woman Laura Albert has told Deadline that Kramer was sexually inappropriate with her 15-year-old sister and her 16-year-old friend on the 1997 set of “Virus.”

“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
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‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?

‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?
Right now, Chris Hemsworth is making the publicity rounds to promote his war drama 12 Strong, in theaters everywhere this weekend. If you’re curious to find out more about the movie, watch the trailer or check out our full report from the set a little while back. But otherwise, Hemsworth has been getting questions about his […]

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Sharon Stone Laughs in Reporter’s Face When Asked About ‘Feeling Uncomfortable’ in Hollywood: ‘I’ve Seen It All’

Sharon Stone Laughs in Reporter’s Face When Asked About ‘Feeling Uncomfortable’ in Hollywood: ‘I’ve Seen It All’
Sharon Stone’s interview on the most recent edition of “CBS Sunday Morning” is going viral after she laughed in reporter Lee Cowan’s face when asked about whether or not she has ever “felt uncomfortable” in Hollywood over her decades in the business. The actress was promoting her role on Steven Soderbergh’s HBO limited series “Mosaic” when the conversation turned to the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-harassment movement.

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“I don’t know how to ask this in a delicate way, but were you ever in a position like that, that you felt that you were uncomfortable?” Cowan asked Stone. The actress instantly started laughing over the question. Cowan intervened by saying he wasn’t sure if Stone was laughing because she was nervous or because the question was a no-brainer.
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‘Creed 2’ Confirmed To Involve Ivan Drago Jr.

All last year, Sylvester Stallone was enthusiastically teasing that “Creed 2” would be connected to “Rocky IV“ and would feature Ivan Drago. Indeed, the sequel will push forward the story of Adonis, but continue to look at the franchise’s past.

Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu has been cast as Ivan Drago Jr., and yep, he’ll be facing off Apollo. Of course, there’s some family business to wrap up, as Drago’s Dad killed Apollo’s Dad in the ring.

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Ves Awards Nominations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Latest ‘Apes’ Lead Film; ‘Thrones’ Rules All With 11 Noms

Ves Awards Nominations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Latest ‘Apes’ Lead Film; ‘Thrones’ Rules All With 11 Noms
The nominations are out for the 16th annual Ves Awards, and a pair of high-profile sequels lead the movie field, while a wily TV veteran lords over all. Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 cult classic, and War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest in a 50-year-old franchise, tied with seven noms apiece. Both will vie for the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature prize with the VFX teams behind two other sequels — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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Timothée Chalamet Donating Salary from Upcoming Woody Allen Film to Time’s Up

The times they are a’changing. The one-two punch of Anthony Rapp speaking out about Kevin Spacey’s behavior and the New York Times and Ronan Farrow reporting on Harvey Weinstein ushered in a new era in Hollywood, one in which systemic harassment, assault, and gender disparity is finally being outed. This is uncharted territory for this industry, and as a result things are changing quickly in terms of what kinds of people actors and filmmakers are willing to work with. Woody Allen has been the subject of controversy for decades, ever since an affair with his adopted daughter …
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‘Creed 2’ Casts Ivan Drago’s Son

Creed was an outstanding legacyquel for the Rocky franchise, but it looks like Creed 2 is going to follow in the steps of Rocky by releasing lesser sequels that take obvious routes. It was reported that the upcoming sequel would have Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) facing off against the son of Ivan Drago, and now we know who’s playing Lil’ Drago. The Tracking Board reports and Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that Romanian boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu has landed the role. He’ll star alongside Jordan and Stallone as well as Tessa Thompson and Dolph Lundgren. Steven Caple …
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‘Rust’ Trailer: Worlds Crumble When An Intimate Video Leaks [Sundance Exclusive]

While the Sundance Film Festival is becoming known as the place where the next awards season favorites are found, it’s also a terrific platform for world cinema. Some of our favorite foreign film have been discovered in Park City, and the Brazilian picture “Rust” looks like one that can’t be missed this year at Sundance. Today, we’re excited to debut the exclusive trailer for the movie.

Directed by Aly Muritiba, and starring Giovanni De Lorenzi, Tifanny Dopke, Enrique Diaz, Clarissa Kiste, Dudah Azevedo, and Pedro Inoue, the story follows a teenager whose world changes when an intimate video leaks to her entire school.

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‘Three Seconds’: Olympic Basketball Drama Is Russia’s Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

A drama about the controversial final moments of the 1972 Munich Olympics showdown between the United States and Ussr basketball teams has scored a new victory for Russia, becoming the highest-grossing domestic film of all time locally. Three Seconds (aka Going Vertical) has grossed 1.889B rubles (about $33M) since its release via Central Partnership on December 28 — check out the trailer below. In local currency, that puts it over the previous record-holder, The Last War…
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Stands By Michael Douglas After Preemptive Sexual Harassment Denial: ‘There Was No Other Way’

Catherine Zeta-Jones Stands By Michael Douglas After Preemptive Sexual Harassment Denial: ‘There Was No Other Way’
Catherine Zeta-Jones is standing by husband Michael Douglas after he came forward to preemptively deny a sexual harassment claim set to be made against him. The actress told People while promoting her upcoming Lifetime film “Cocaine Godmother” that “there was no other way” for Douglas to handle the situation.

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“There was no other way than to be preemptive in a story that had to be watched. He did a statement. I think it’s very clear the way that he stands,” Zeta-Jones said. “I cannot elaborate on something that’s so very personal to him.”

Zeta-Jones made it clear she supports both her husband’s denial and the #MeToo anti-harassment movement at large: “My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business — him longer than me — was that we support ‘Me Too’ and the movement more than anybody,
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