Monday Movie Report: Margot Robbie to produce, star in new comedy

New Line Cinema is negotiating with Margot Robbie for a new comedy titled “Fools Day.”

According to Variety, New Line acquired a short film also named “Fools Day” with the intention of adapting it to a full length picture. For Robbie, if the negotiation works out, she would be an executive producer and also join the cast in a supporting role.

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Monday Movie Report: Recapping Venice Film Fest awards

“Joker,” the suspenseful drama from Warner Bros. based on comic books, earned the biggest prize at the Venice International Film Festival last week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Joker” earned the Golden Lion prize at the 76th Venice fest. Taking second place Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize was “An Officer and a Spy,” directed by Roman Polanski.

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Monday Movie Report: Summer box office drops 2%

While there have been plenty of hits this year, including the highest grossing movie of all time across the world, the summer box office took a dip compared to 2018.

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Monday Movie Report: New Line wins battle for Olivia Wilde project

After a lengthy bidding process New Line has come away with the rights to Olivia Wilde’s new film.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Wilde, who made her directorial debut with “Booksmart,” is now working on a period piece called “Don’t Worry Darling.” Deadline Hollywood reports there were 18 bidders going after the film rights, including Legendary, MGM, Universal and Netflix.

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Monday Movie Report: Lord and Miller partner with Universal for future productions

The film-making duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are teaming up with Universal Pictures through a first-look deal.

According to Variety, Lord and Miller have penned their first feature deal with Universal, where they will develop pictures in the comedy and drama genres. Variety reports the duo will work on features based on original content and existing properties.

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Monday Movie Report: Scorsese film ‘The Irishman’ headlines NY Film Fest

“The Irishman,” the latest crime drama from Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in September.

According to Variety, the movie featuring stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, will headline the 57th annual festival. Variety reports the picture is based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses.”

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Monday Movie Report: 2019 Comic-Con Preview

San Diego Comic-Con almost always has a big draw for film enthusiasts, but this year is a bit different.

There’s no major “Star Wars” panel and Warner Bros. is absent this year with no DC Comics presentation. Universal Pictures, the studio behind the “Fast and the Furious” franchise among others, is also skipping.

However, there are still plenty of movie related event scheduled for the week, including a huge one Saturday dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Monday Movie Report: Samuel L. Jackson partners with Chris Rock on new ‘Saw’

Chris Rock is working on a reboot of the “Saw” franchise and Samuel L. Jackson has come on board to help.

According to Variety, production has already started on the picture, with Rock playing a police detective investigating several disturbing crimes. Variety reports Jackson will play the father of Rock’s character.

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Monday Movie Report: Bond 25 production back on track

Production on the new James Bond flick is moving forward at full speed again with actor Daniel Craig coming back from injury.

According to Deadline|Hollywood, the 51-year-old actor had an ankle injury during filming in Jamaica. Following his injury in May, Craig underwent surgery and then had a several week rehabilitation process.

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Monday Movie Report: Bill Murray to receive Lifetime Achievement honor at film fest

Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe winner Bill Murray will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rome Film Festival this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murray will partake in a festival discussion moderated by Director Wes Anderson. THR also reports Anderson will present the award to Murray ahead of the discussion.

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