Monday Movie Report: Octavia Spencer to receive Producers award

Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is now picking up recognition for her producing work too.

According to The Wrap, Spencer will receive a Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America at its ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 18. The Wrap reports the award honors producers in television or film who share inspiring, uplifting stories.

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Movie Report: Zoë Kravitz joins cast of new ‘Batman’

Zoë Kravitz is joining the new on-screen adaptation of “Batman.”

According to Variety, Kravitz has been cast as the anti-heroine Catwoman in “The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves. Variety reports the movie, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, will start pre-production soon with filming possible late this year or early 2020.

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Monday Movie Report: ‘The Irishman’ heading to Broadway

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie will be joining theatrical productions on Broadway next month.

According to Deadline, the film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will be shown at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Deadline reports the movie is scheduled to run from Nov. 1-Dec. 1. Like its stage play counterparts, Deadline states the film will be shown with eight screenings per week.

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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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