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How ‘Mudbound’ Star Jason Mitchell Proved He’s Much More Than Just ‘A Guy Who Was Able to Imitate Eazy-e’

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How ‘Mudbound’ Star Jason Mitchell Proved He’s Much More Than Just ‘A Guy Who Was Able to Imitate Eazy-e’
It seemed obvious enough at the time: After breaking out with his first lead role in F. Gary Gray’s 2015 biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” earning acclaim and awards for his note-perfect portrayal of rap royalty Eric “Eazy-e” Wright, actor Jason Mitchell was about to become a huge star. Usually, that sort of attention means that actors can cherry pick roles from bountiful offers.

That’s not what happened. Instead, Mitchell landed a handful of small roles in mostly underseen indies like “Barry” and “Vincent N Roxxy,” and started to worry that “Straight Outta Compton” was a one-time thing.

Two years later, the tide has turned again, with Mitchell garnering accolades for his turn in Dee Rees’ hard-hitting historical drama “Mudbound.” Ironically, he still has “Straight Outta Compton” to thank for a part that seems poised to earn him even more awards.

“To be honest, nothing big had ever been offered to me before,
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Brie Larson's 'Basmati Blues' Criticized for Trailer Featuring Indian Stereotypes

Brie Larson's 'Basmati Blues' Criticized for Trailer Featuring Indian Stereotypes
The trailer for Brie Larson’s upcoming film Basmati Blues has sparked a controversy in India and beyond, getting criticized for its stereotypical depiction of the country.

The film was made in 2013 before Larson’s career took off when she won an Oscar in 2016 for Room, which was followed by an appearance in Kong: Skull Island. Her upcoming releases include Captain Marvel and an untitled Avengers film.

Musical comedy Basmati Blues was directed by Dan Baron, with its producers including Jeffrey Soros (Rules Don’t Apply) who is the nephew of billionaire George Soros. The film only secured distribution this...
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Movie Talk: Gal Gadot Rumored to Leave ‘Wonder Woman 2’ If Brett Ratner Involved

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Monday November 13th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova discuss the following: Rumor: Gal Gadot refuses to return for Wonder Woman 2 unless WB cuts Brett Ratner All the Money in the World reshoots will cost millions Box Office Report Newest trailer released for Hostiles starring Christian Bale Metal Gear Solid movie lands Kong: Skull Island co-writer Derek Connolly Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_657894" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Lorey Sebastian, Le Grisbi Productions/Waypoint Entertainment/caption]…
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Title card for Transformers spinoff Bumblebee revealed

With production now complete on Paramount Pictures’ first Transformers spinoff, we’ve got a look at the official title card for Bumblebee: The Movie thanks to an image from the film’s wrap party; check it out here, courtesy of TFW2005…

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow Vw bug.

Bumblebee: The Movie is directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), and stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Daddy’s Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Broad City), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story
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Movie News: Christopher Plummer to Replace Kevin Spacey in 'All the Money in the World'; Watch 'Early Man' Trailer

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All the Money in the World: Christopher Plummer (The Man Who Invented Christmas, above) will portray billionaire J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World. The film has already been completed, but in view of recent, serious allegations of misconduct against Kevin Spacey, the decision was made to re-shoot his scenes, originally shot over a period of eight to ten days, with Plummer stepping in to play his supporting role. Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also star; the kidnapping thriller is still set for release on December 22. [Deadline]   Metal Gear Solid: Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) has been tapped to write a new draft of the screenplay for Metal Gear Solid. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who worked with Connolly on Kong: Skull Island (above), will...

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Jurassic World Scribe Hired To Pen Script For Metal Gear Solid Movie

Despite having seen no shortage of video game to film adaptations within our lifetime, there have been some glaring omissions when it comes to top franchises that have yet to make their way to the silver screen. Being a huge fan of the stealth action genre, I can’t help but lament the developmental hell that both Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell have had to endure for what seems like an eternity. Now, I could probably complain about this all day, but at least we’re now seeing some movement when it comes to the former.

Granted, I’m still placing this in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts can at least credit himself with having a clear, highly ambitious vision. Having been attached to Solid Snake’s cinematic debut since 2014, it’s probably safe to say that he’s more frustrated than any of us,
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Metal Gear Solid Movie Brings in Jurassic World Writer

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It looks like the long-gestating Metal Gear Solid movie is back on track. Sony has been working on bringing Solid Snake to the big screen for a very long time, but the project keeps stalling out before it ever really gets going. However, now it looks like the creative team is falling into place. The studio has officially hired Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. With any luck, this will be the draft that actually goes in front of cameras.

Derek Connolly joins director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on the project. The pair collaborated previously on this year's Kong: Skull Island, which was a huge success, both critically and financially. So having Sony reteam them for Metal Gear Solid absolutely makes sense on paper. The last writer that was reportedly brought on to have a crack at the project was Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) back
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Jurassic World Writer Penning The Film Adaptation of Metal Gear Solid

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The Director of Kong: Skull Island is reuniting with his writer to put together a feature film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid!  More within!

Derek Connolly has kept himself busy since Steven Speilberg discovered him after Safety Not Guaranteed.  Since then, he's been the man behind the words of many big budget films like Jurassic World, Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and even the upcoming 9th episode of Star Wars.  Connolly is set to add one more to that list as Sony Pictures has announced that he will be penning the film adaptation of the renowned video game from Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid.

Connolly will be reuniting with his Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is set to helm the film.

The duo will be looking to create a movie worthy of one of Kojima's masterpieces.  Metal Gear Solid released in 1998 on the Playstation (1) and follows
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‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie Lands ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Co-Writer Derek Connolly

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Sony's Metal Gear Solid is adding a fresh yet familiar talent to its writing team. Back in 2012, Derek Connolly wrote Safety Not Guaranteed, a good indie flick that went unseen by most moviegoers. Luckily, one of the folks who did see the Sundance hit was a fella by the name of Steven Spielberg. That changed everything. In 2015, Connolly was part of the writing team for Jurassic World, a bad, big-budget film that was seen by millions. That success was followed up by the bizarre one-two punch of Monster Trucks and Kong: Skull Island, the latter …
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‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie Will Be Penned By ‘Jurassic World’ Screenwriter Derek Connolly

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Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom screenwriter Derek Connolly has just been tapped to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. Adapted from the video game series launched in 1998, Metal Gear Solid will be directed by Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Learn more details about the Metal Gear Solid movie writer below. While video game films have yet to truly […]

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Metal Gear Solid movie to be written by Jurassic World scribe

He may have fallen foul of the Star Wars: Episode IX shake-up, jettisoned in an escape pod alongside his Safety Not Guaranteed collaborator Colin Trevorrow, but according to Variety, Derek Connolly has landed another potential blockbuster franchise in the form of Metal Gear Solid.

Having already written Jurassic World and Kong: Skull Island, Sony have hired him to tackle the latest draft of the videogame adaptation.

Metal Gear Solid will see him reunite with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, with Ari Arad producing.

Metal Gear Solid is the long-running videogame series produced by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, which dates back to 1998. The game was directed, produced, and co-written by series creator Hideo Kojima. The original game focused on Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit.

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‘Jurassic World’ Writer To Tackle Metal Gear Solid Script

Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly is set to tackle the screenplay for a planned Metal Gear Solid movie. The film, which is set up over at Sony Pictures, is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) and produced by Avi Arad.

The movie will be based on the video game, first launched on PlayStation in 1998 and follows Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit, sore reports Variety.

Here’s a more detailed plot:

During a training mission in late February 2005 on Shadow Moses, a remote island off the coast of Alaska containing a nuclear weapons facility, Foxhound and the Next-Generation Special Forces rebelled against the United States Government, under the command of Liquid Snake. Their target was the advanced weapon system Metal Gear Rex, a gigantic robotic weapons platform with worldwide nuclear strike capabilities. Their
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Metal Gear Solid movie lands Jurassic World co-writer

Simon Brew Nov 9, 2017

Derek Connolly is hired to work on the Metal Gear Solid movie draft...

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is continuing to develop his planned movie take on the videogame Metal Gear Solid, that Sony Pictures is backing. The film has been in gestation for some time, but it’s now getting a further helping hand from Derek Connolly.

Connolly has been hired to work on the latest draft of the screenplay, having worked with Vogt-Roberts on the recent Kong: Skull Island. He’s also co-written Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

There’s still no known timeframe for Metal Gear Solid on the big screen just yet, but we suspect over the next year or so, we’ll see Sony trying to push the proverbial accelerator down on the project a little. As we hear more, we’ll let you know…

Variety.
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‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Derek Connolly to Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Film

‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Derek Connolly to Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Film
Derek Connolly, who penned the box-office smash “Jurassic World” as well as the film’s upcoming sequel, has been brought on to write the latest draft of Sony’s “Metal Gear Solid” adaptation.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Connolly’s collaborator on “Kong: Skull Island,” will direct the feature film.

Avi Arad is producing.

Created by Hideo Kojima, the “Megal Gear Solid” video game first launched on PlayStation in 1998 and follows Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit.
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Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man

Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man
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Jason Mitchell is apologizing for being tired. The 30-year-old actor is pouring a double espresso into what may be the single blackest cup of coffee ever brewed; he just flew straight from Chicago to New York this morning, right after he wrapped his new Showtime series The Chi about life in the South Side, then got whisked to a photo shoot. Somewhere in there, he managed an impromptu nap. He's been busy and a little burnt out, Mitchell admits as he leans back on a hotel lobby couch,
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How the War For The Planet Of The Apes novelisation differs from the film

Padraig Cotter Nov 8, 2017

As War For The Planet Of The Apes heads to disc, we examine the novelisation, which has some notable differences to the story...

Spoilers for War For The Planet Of The Apes lie ahead

Long before the arrival of VHS and DVD, it was tough for fans to relive their favourite movies once they left cinemas. Occasional television airings and novelizations were typically the only options, and for a time movie novelisations were a big thing. Of course, with the advent of home media, their popularity began to wane as watching a movie was always going to be preferable to reading it.

Novelisations tend to be mocked in fan circles too because many of them they were churned out to make a quick buck. There are plenty of examples of badly written paperbacks that just parrot the script, with little invention on the author’s part. That said,
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Preview of Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1

Boom! Studios launches its new crossover series Kong on the Planet of the Apes this coming Wednesday, and we have a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…

The damn dirty crossover event you demanded!

Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor’s time among them. To their surprise, they discover…A Kong!

Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

Boom! Studios’ Kong comics are based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong.

Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1 is out on November 8th, priced $3.99.
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Leaked Avengers 4 Set Photos Point To A S.H.I.E.L.D. Resurgence

Both Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) have been tipped to appear in the so-far untitled Avengers 4, but can we expect a S.H.I.E.L.D. resurgence, too?

The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division was essentially dismantled soon after Captain America: The Winter Soldier three years ago, while Nick Fury hasn’t been involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Age of Ultron.

That all changes with the release of Captain Marvel in 2019 though, when Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s spinoff will seemingly set Jackson opposite Brie Larson, and effectively complete their mini Skull Island reunion. And after that? Well, rumors of Slj’s involvement in Avengers 4 continue to simmer, and this new batch of set photos only add fuel to the fire. First unearthed by Cosmic Book News, one tweet mentions that “S.H.I.E.L.D. agents” have been spotted in Atlanta.
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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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