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‘Hustlers’: 5 Lessons Hollywood Can Learn from the Surprise Hit

  • Indiewire
A year ago, “Hustlers” hung in the balance: After it was picked up by Annapurna Pictures in the spring of 2016, Megan Ellison’s indie studio dropped the fact-based project as it went into production. While the Lorene Scafaria-directed stripper drama had some major star power behind it, including Jennifer Lopez (set to both star in and produce the film) and the strength of the female-focused Gloria Sanchez Productions (an offshoot of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions), Annapurna balked, leaving the team scrambling for a producer and distributor. Stx Entertainment jumped at the chance, and now, “Hustlers” is a hit.

In its first weekend of release, Scafaria’s film has already crushed a number of key records, giving Stx its best opening ever, in addition to wracking up the best opening for a female-directed film in two-and-a-half years (since smash hit “Wonder Woman”). Even when facing
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‘Hustlers’ Shows Strength of Female-Centered Fare as ‘The Goldfinch’ Fails to Fly

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‘Hustlers’ Shows Strength of Female-Centered Fare as ‘The Goldfinch’ Fails to Fly
Mid-September is not normally prime box office, but this weekend provided some encouragement as we move into a fall that will determine whether the market will reverse the trend that has domestic results 6% below last year.

“Hustlers” planted the flag for the cause of comedies, original projects, and women front and center with a stronger-than-anticipated $33 million. That was good enough for second place, behind “It: Chapter Two,” which managed to keep its second-weekend drop to reasonable levels and a total just under $41 million that maintained the #1 slot. A particularly strong group of small-drop holdovers also added to decent results.

And then there was the absolutely dreadful #8 with “The Goldfinch,” which grossed $2.64 million. Its failure, which Warner Bros. can sustain, will have more long-term impact than most similar high-end duds.

What emerged was a weekend total that should end up over $110 million, enough to slightly surpass the same date last year.
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Not playing an Indian in 'Death On The Nile': Ali Fazal

Actor Ali Fazal is all set to feature in a modern-day adaptation of Agatha Christies famous novel "Death On The Nile". The film is toplined by "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, along with "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" actor Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright of "Black Panther" fame.

The film is the second adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel by Irish actor-director Kenneth Branagh, after 2017's "Murder On The Orient Express".

Also Read:?Ali Fazal to share screen space with Gal Gadot

How does it feel to be a part of such a major international project? "It feels good but I'm also a little nervous because I have to start the work now -- the preparation and everything," Ali told Ians.

"Agatha Christie has started following me on Twitter," he declared, and then realising the acclaimed writer of crime novels passed away 43 years ago, quickly explained he meant the Agatha Cristie Foundation.
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Resident Evil Producers Sued by Milla Jovovich's Stunt Double Over On-Set Injury

  • MovieWeb
Resident Evil Producers Sued by Milla Jovovich's Stunt Double Over On-Set Injury
Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson is suing the producers of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter after suffering major, gruesome injuries in an on-set accident during production in September 2015. Jackson was serving as Milla Jovovich's stunt double on the most recent entry in the successful franchise at the time. The incident was so severe that Jackson's left arm had to be amputated.

According to a new report, Olivia Jackson is now suing Bolt Pictures, producers Tannhauser Gate and Jeremy Bolt, as well as director Paul W.S. Anderson for breach of contract. Per a claim that was recently filed, Jackson was led to believe any injuries she sustained during filming would be fully covered. However, the payout was only $33,000. The injuries have made it so Jackson will no longer be able to work as a stunt performer again, per the claim.

Warning: the following details of the incident are graphic. Olivia Jackson was
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Film News Roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Honored by Cinematographers

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Honored by Cinematographers
In today’s film news roundup, Patty Jenkins is honored, “Waves” will close the Hamptons Film Festival, Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson are cast, and “The Cotton Club” has been expanded.

Jenkins Honored

The International Cinematographers Guild will honor “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins with its inaugural Distinguished Filmmaker Award.

The award will be presented at the 2019 Emerging Cinematographer Awards on Oct. 6 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

“The Distinguished Filmmaker Award was created to honor filmmakers who best understand the crucial role cinematographers play in capturing their vision, and who exemplify the best in that working collaboration,” said Lewis Rothenberg, national president. “Ms. Jenkins is truly a ground-breaking auteur widely known for appreciating the detailed contributions of her craft departments, and particularly her camera team. She is an incredible inspirational and educational role model for our emerging cinematographers.”

Hamptons Closing Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival has
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WarnerMedia and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Close Massive Deal

David Crow Sep 12, 2019

WarnerMedia and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot have signed a five-year deal for exclusive content creation in movies, television, and games.

It seems J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and WarnerMedia are finally ready to settle down. The birth of eyeball-grabbing television and film projects are surely soon to follow. That is the biggest takeaway in the two companies’ sweeping joint announcement that WarnerMedia will now be the exclusive home for Bad Robot Productions’ television, film, gaming, and digital content.

The deal, which is for now scheduled to last until at least the end of 2024, makes WarnerMedia and its various ancillaries—including Warner Bros. Pictures, HBO, the upcoming streaming service HBO Max, and various Turner cable networks—the solitary province of the production company at least partially responsible for successfully resurrecting Star Trek, Star Wars, Mission: Impossible, and Westworld intellectual property in the last decade.

Describing this as a strategic relationship,
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‘Joker’ Tracks for $75 Million-Plus Opening After Taking Festivals by Storm

  • The Wrap
First it won the Golden Lion at Venice. Then it polarized critics further in Toronto. Now Warner Bros./DC’s “Joker” is getting ready for its big debut in theaters with hopes that Batman and Joaquin Phoenix fans alike will turn out in theaters despite the bleak, nihilistic tone of Todd Phillips’ tragedy.

Since its Venice premiere, “Joker” has rocketed to the top of the awards conversation; particularly for Phoenix, whom prognosticators now say could get his fourth Oscar nomination for his performance as the miserable soul that transforms into the murderous Joker. That awards buzz has helped push the first round of box office tracking to a projected opening of at least $75 million. One independent tracker projecting an opening of $90 million, which would pass “Venom” as the biggest October opening ever.

Also Read: 'Joker' Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski's 'An Officer and a Spy' Wins Grand
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Ali Fazal to share screen space with Gal Gadot

Actor Ali Fazal has bagged a role alongside "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot in a film based on author Agatha Christies "Death on The Nile".

After playing the titular lead in "Victoria and Abdul", Ali will now be seen in the on-screen modern-day adaptation of the novel.

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It explores the investigation Hercule Poirot sets upon due to certain mysterious events that occur on a cruise ship on the nile. A murder. As the investigation goes on and a handful of suspects come into question, several of the suspects also meet their demise, further deepening the mystery.

The film, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh, is said to be a follow up to the hit "Murder on the Orient Express".

Ali said: "I am part of this wonderful journey and I look forward to being a part of it.
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Comic Book Preview – Wonder Woman #78

Wonder Woman #78 is out this week, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here courtesy of DC Comics; take a look…

Her fabled bracelets shattered, her will broken, Wonder Woman…defeated? The wrath of Cheetah has been unleashed and, armed with the fabled Godkiller sword, even Amazons will fall before her!

Wonder Woman #78 is out on September 11th, priced $3.99.

Via Multiversity Comics

The post Comic Book Preview – Wonder Woman #78 appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Patty Jenkins Has Signed a 3-Year Multi-Series Deal With Netflix

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Director Patty Jenkins has made a three-year, $10 million deal with Netflix to create some new series for the streamer. The deal comes at a time that the director is finishing up her sequel to the 2017 film, Wonder Woman, which was the first female-directed film with a budget over $100 million, which paid off, as the film garnered critical and fan acclaim, as well as making over $800 million worldwide. The sequel is entitled Wonder Woman 1984, is highly anticipated by fans, and is set to hit theaters on June 5th, 2020.

Jenkins has had a great streak in the film business and has had directing credits on great series as well, such as Arrested Development, Entourage, and the mini-series I am the Night. This sounds like an exciting deal for Jenkins, as she has a keen eye for projects. Jenkins said in a statement:

“I’m
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Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins Being Eyed To Helm Knights Of The Old Republic Movie

Though we’re still a few months away from the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga with The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm is already looking towards the future and one of the many projects they have in the works is a new trilogy based on Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic.

EA and BioWare first launched the cult RPG video game back in 2003 and over the years, we’ve seen two more additions added to the Kotor universe thanks to its sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Mmo spinoff, Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, despite much demand from fans, it’s taken until now for a proper adaptation to materialize.

But at long last, Kotor is coming to the big screen, as Lucasfilm has hired Laeta Kalogridis to pen a script for a the first movie in a planned trilogy and now,
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New Warner Bros. CEO Prefers Wonder Woman Over Superman And Batman

If you packed one hundred people into a room and asked each of them who’s their favorite superhero, there’s a very good chance you’d be met with many different answers. But for those with a lean toward DC, the three most common names you’d hear would most likely be Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. After all, those have been the publisher’s most enduring icons since the Golden Age, and they’re called “the Trinity” for a reason.

From the sound of it, Warner Bros.’ new CEO, Ann Sarnoff, has a definite answer of her own. According to Deadline, she was asked who she preferred between Superman and Batman in a workforce town hall meeting this past Wednesday, when she responded with “Wonder Woman!”

Now, it’s important that nobody takes this out of context by saying Sarnoff thinks we need to jettison Batman and Superman
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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Signs Overall TV Deal With Netflix

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Signs Overall TV Deal With Netflix
Patty Jenkins is joining Netflix’s high-profile crowd of creators. The director of Wonder Woman and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix to produce new TV series for the streaming service. It will be her latest foray into television after directing this year’s TNT limited series I Am The Night. Variety broke […]

The post ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Signs Overall TV Deal With Netflix appeared first on /Film.
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Netflix strikes multi-year overall TV deal with Patty Jenkins

Netflix strikes multi-year overall TV deal with Patty Jenkins
Credits include Entourage, The Killing

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has signed a multi-year overall TV deal to make series for Netflix that runs for three years and is worth around $10m.

Jenkins became the first woman ever to direct a $100m-plus live-action feature when she steered Wonder Woman in 2017. She is currently in post-production on sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which she co-wrote, produces and directs.

In TV she has directed episodes of Entourage and The Killing and was an executive producer and director on this year’s TNT mini-series I Am The Night.

Netflix vice-president of original series Channing Dungey
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Patty Jenkins Heads to Netflix with Overall TV Deal

Patty Jenkins is headed to Netflix. Jenkins has signed an overall TV deal with the streaming giant in a multi-year pact that will see the Wonder Woman filmmaker create, develop and produce new series. THR reports that she's signed on for a three-year deal that's worth $10 million, While Jenkins is best known for her film work with Warner Bros.Wonder Woman franchise and her Oscar-winning drama Monster, Jenkins’ previous TV experience includes directing the pilot for Betrayal and the Season 2 finale for AMC’s The Killing, which won a DGA Award and earned …
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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Signs Multi-Year Overall TV Deal With Netflix

  • The Wrap
‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Signs Multi-Year Overall TV Deal With Netflix
Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix.

The TV-only deal will see Jenkins produce new series for the streaming service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life,” said Netflix vice president of originals Channing Dungey.

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The deal for Jenkins, whose “Wonder Woman” was the highest-grossing female-directed film in 2017, comes a month after Netflix landed “Game of Thrones” creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. In recent years, Netflix has also signed Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Kenya Barris to lucrative deals. Jenkins’ most recent TV work was on TNT
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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Inks TV Overall Deal at Netflix

  • Variety
‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Inks TV Overall Deal at Netflix
Patty Jenkins is heading to Netflix.

Variety has learned that the director, writer, and producer has signed a multi-year overall deal at the streaming service to produce new television series. According to sources, the deal is valued at $10 million over three years.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix,” said Channing Dungey, vice president of original series at Netflix. “Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life,”

Jenkins directed the blockbuster DC Comics film “Wonder Woman” in 2017, becoming the first woman in history to direct a film with a budget over $100 million. The Gal Gadot-led film grossed over $820 million worldwide on a reported budget of $149 million. Jenkins is directing, producing, and co-writing the highly-anticipated sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984.” That film is currently in post-production and
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Patty Jenkins Inks Overall TV Series Deal With Netflix

  • Deadline
Patty Jenkins Inks Overall TV Series Deal With Netflix
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has signed an overall TV deal with Netflix. Under the multi-year pact, she will produce new series exclusively for the streamer.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix,” said Channing Dungey, VP Original Series. “Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life.”

Jenkins is best known for directing the Warner Bros/DC blockbuster Wonder Woman and her 2003 debut Monster, which earned star Charlize Theron an Oscar.

In TV, Jenkins directed the pilot and Season 2 finale episodes of AMC’s The Killing, for which earning a DGA Award and an Emmy nomination. She also directed the pilot for Betrayal and most recently executive produced and directed two episodes of TNT’s limited series I Am the Night, starring Wonder Woman‘s Chris Pine.
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A Batman v Joker movie could make Marvel's Avengers look like the Powerpuff Girls

Could Warner Bros finally match Marvel’s box office might with a mini-verse featuring Robert Pattinson’s caped crusader and Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck?

Where Marvel continues to revel in an orgy of interconnectedness, the imminent launch of new superhero shows on the Disney+ channel being perhaps the apex of this splurge of comic book joined-up thinking, DC seems hellbent on going in the opposite direction.

After 2017’s Justice League failed to leap tall buildings in a single bound and the previous year’s Suicide Squad slumped languidly into the shadows, Warner Bros’s subsequent DC movies have taken a narrower approach to world-building, with some success. Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam! all managed to engage audiences without cramming dozens of costumed crime fighters into the same movie. Freed from the need to maintain thematic integrity across multiple episodes, Warner’s superhero movies have finally found their feet. So
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WB Eyeing Rihanna To Play The Dceu’s Poison Ivy

You can’t deny that the past few years have been exciting for those of us who love DC’s female characters. In theaters, we’ve been treated to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and in early 2020 we’ll get to lay eyes on Birds of Prey, which will see Harley teaming up with folks like Huntress and Black Canary, among others.

Still, it’s important that Warner Bros. makes sure to bring us the rest of Gotham City’s other major femme fatales within the next few years. Be it in Matt ReevesThe Batman or elsewhere, fans are eager for new takes on Catwoman and Poison Ivy. And in regards to the former, at least, it seems she’ll definitely be included in the Dark Knight’s next solo outing.

As for Ivy, well, she’s been absent from the film franchise since 1997’s Batman & Robin,
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