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All posts by Matthew Ellmore

Film & Television Reporter and Contributing Writer for Talkies Network. I'm currently studying English at Florida International University. I do a killer Bane impression and I might be in love with Tom Hardy.

Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader’s Revenge Thriller ‘The Card Counter’

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his 2017 drama First Reformed, director Paul Schrader has cast Oscar Isaac to star in the upcoming revenge thriller The Card Counter. The film is being written and directed by Schrader and follows a gambler and former serviceman named William Tell who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy ...

Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby Join Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Pieces Of A Woman’

Shia LaBeouf, who most recently starred in The Peanut Butter Falcon as well as the upcoming semi-autobiographical drama Honey Boy, is set to join star Vanessa Kirby in the drama Pieces of a Woman. Kornél Mundruczó, director of White God, will be directing from a script written by Kata Wéber. Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson will produce for Little Lamb ...

HBO Max Developing Four New ‘Adventure Time’ Specials

Popular animated series Adventure Time is being brought back for a series of four hour-long specials at HBO Max with the first two being set to premiere in 2020. The specials, which are airing under the umbrella title of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, will each focus on a different character or set of characters, with the final one ...

New Documentaries, Including Mickey Mouse Doc, Announced for Disney+

During a showcase event hosted by the International Documentary Association, Disney+ announced some of the documentaries that will be available on the streaming service for its opening day on November 12. Howard This critically acclaimed documentary from director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast) focuses on Howard Ashman, the writer behind the legendary lyrics for Disney ...

Jonah Hill No Longer in Talks for Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

According to a report from Deadline, Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to star in Warner Bros’ reboot of The Batman which is being directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson. The website reports that talks have broken down between the two parties and Warner Bros' is already starting to eye new candidates for Hill's role. The ...

‘Iron Fist’ Star Jessica Henwick Nabs Lead Role in ‘Matrix 4’

Jessica Henwick is in final negotiations to star alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the upcoming fourth installment of the Matrix franchise. Reeves and Moss will be reprising their roles in the film and will be joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris, who just joined on. Plot details are currently unknown. Lana Wachowski is ...

Ryan Reynolds Teams with John Krasinski for Fantasy Comedy ‘Imaginary Friends’

Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are said to be teaming up for Imaginary Friends, the upcoming fantasy comedy that is currently in the process of being picked up by Paramount. If the deal is completed, Krasinski will sign on to write, direct, produce and star in the film and Reynolds would co-star alongside Krasinski. Imaginary Friends ...

Kevin Feige Named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment

The president of Marvel Studios and mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, has been named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. This position means that Feige will now be responsible for the overall creative direction of Marvel’s storytelling which expands to numerous creative mediums, including publishing, film, TV, and animation. According to Variety, no decisions have ...

‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs in Talks to Play Sebastian in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

Daveed Diggs, the Tony-winning Hamilton star, is in final negotiations to join the castlist of Disney’s live-action remake of Little Mermaid.  Rob Marshall is directing the project, which will be a remake of the 1989 animated classic. Marc Platt, who worked on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and executive produced the studio’s Aladdin remake, is producing along with Marshall, John DeLuca, and ...

Dwayne Johnson Partners with Dany Garcia, Brian Volk-Weiss for Disney+ Docuseries

Seven Bucks Productions and The Nacelle Company will be teaming up to produce the new Disney Plus docuseries, Behind the Attraction. The series will take viewers through Disney history and show how popular Disney points of interest came to be. Disney Plus has ordered 10 one-hour episodes. Brian Volk-Weiss will be directing the series and will also be ...

Universal Pictures Signs Jordan Peele to Exclusive Five Year First-Look Deal

Oscar-winner Jordan Peele and his production company Monkeypaw Productions have signed a five-year exclusive production partnership with Universal Pictures. The studio has partnered with Peele on both of his films, 2017's Get Out and 2019's Us. The partnership is a first-look deal with the studio and entails that Universal develops Peele’s next two films, which ...

HBO Max Developing Four Original Shows with Ellen DeGeneres

On Friday, Ellen DeGeneres announced that she'll be working with HBO Max to develop four original series. Three of these series, Ellen's Home Design Challenge, First Dates Hotel, and Little Ellen have already been greenlit while a fourth, Finding Einstein, is currently being developed. HBO Max is scheduled to launch in spring 2020.   Descriptions of the four shows are ...

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