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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Monday Movie Report: ‘Hunger Games’ prequel in the works at Lionsgate

The “Hunger Games” series may be returning to the big screen, with word of a prequel project hitting Hollywood.

According to Variety, Lionsgate is now working on a prequel “Hunger Games” picture, based on a fourth book in the series by writer Suzanne Collins. The previous three books by Collins went on to be adapted into four blockbuster flicks starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence.

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Monday Movie Report: Winston Duke among actors cast in supernatural drama

Winston Duke, along with Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, David Rysdahl and Bill Skarsgard are attached to the new film project “Nine Days.”

According to Variety, “Nine Days” is a supernatural genre film and will be the feature debut by Director Edson Oda. Mandalay Pictures, Nowhere, Juniper Productions and MACRO are all serving as production companies on the movie, Variety reports.

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Monday Movie Report: Barry Jenkins to work on Alvin Ailey biopic

Oscar-caliber director Barry Jenkins is working with Fox Searchlight on a new biopic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins, who directed the Academy Award winning “Moonlight,” and followed up that with last year’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” (which made my top 10 list) is now working on a biopic about Alvin Ailey. A choreographer and dancer, Ailey was an influential artist who received Kennedy Center Honors and, posthumously, the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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Movie Report: Third ‘Kingsman’ in the works

Deadline is reporting Director Matthew Vaughn is working on the third “Kingsman” picture.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the third film will end the era of the two spies Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton and Harry, portrayed by Colin Firth. The series started with “Kingsman The Secret Service” in 2014 and continued with “The Golden Circle” in 2017.

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Monday Movie Report: WWII drama, hijacking thriller among flicks picked up at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is continuing to make headlines in the industry, with several movies getting picked up for future release.

Most recently, Fox Searchlight picked up “A Hidden life,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Terrence Malick, the picture is a World War II drama about an Austrian farmer who becomes a conscientious objector and refused to serve the Nazi regime and was later jailed.

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Monday Movie Report: Russo Bros. to produce Hemsworth pic, other casting news

Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed “Avengers: Endgame” are teaming up with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth again for a new film, according to The Wrap.

The Wrap reports that the Russos have agreed to produce a buddy cop film which will feature Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish. The Wrap also notes that the project is being introduced at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Monday Movie Report: Cannes Festival introduces closing film

One of the world’s most prominent film festivals is taking place this month, and organizers have selected the final movie to screen for the event.

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Monday Movie Report: ‘Endgame’ smashes box office records

Last week in the movie report I shared predictions for “Avengers: Endgame’s” box office results in its first weekend. The predictions came in between $250 million and $300 million, and I more or less agreed with the consensus.

How wrong that turned out to be.

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Monday Movie Report: How high can Endgame soar at box office?

“Avengers: Endgame” isn’t just hitting theaters this weekend, it’s smashing them like the Hulk.

Regardless of exact predictions, several entertainment news agencies are seeing opening weekend estimates coming in over $250 million.

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