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I N   T H E   U K . . .
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  2. > GREEN BOOK
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  4. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
  5. > ESCAPE ROOM
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  4. AQUAMAN
  5. = SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
  6. = GREEN BOOK
  7. – THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING
  8. – A DOG'S WAY HOME
  9. = ESCAPE ROOM
  10. + THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
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D A T E L I N E :   6   F E B R U A R Y . . .

Johnny Flynn will play David Bowie in the biopic STARDUST, which follows the iconic artist's rise to global fame with his first visit to America in 1971 and the creation of his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. Jena Malone and Marc Maron costar; Gabriel Range is directing..


Brie Larson will star in and possibly direct LADY BUSINESS, based on the true story of two businesswomen who had to invent a fictional male partner in order to be taken seriously. Larson is making her directing debut before that with UNICORN STORE. costarring Samuel L Jackson, Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack.
Idris Elba will lead the cast of DEEPER, a thriller about a disgraced astronaut who is on a deep-sea dive when he encounters some sort of supernatural force. Baltasar Kormakur is directing from a script by Max Landis.
Anya Taylor-Joy will star in LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, a horror thriller set in London's West End. Plot details are being kept under wraps. Edgar Wright is directing from a script be wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful).
Rosario Dawson is joining the cast of the ZOMBIELAND sequel, in which the survivors discover that the undead are evolving with new abilities. The film reunites Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin and director Ruben Fleischer. Filming is underway.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton are joining the cast of THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, based on the infamous 1969 court cast brought against political protesters. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jonathan Majors and Alex Sharp. Aaron Sorkin is writing and directing.
Lil Rel Howery and Eric Andre are starring in BAD TRIP, a prank-style comedy from the producer of Jackass. The story follows two friends as they travel cross-country causing epically staged havoc with real people along the way. Kitao Sakurai is directing.
Pete Davidson will star in a comedy based on his own childhood in Staten Island, leading to his first stand-up gig when he was 16. Davidson is also cowriting the film, which Judd Apatow is directing.
Leigh Whannell will direct a remake of THE INVISIBLE MAN, based on the classic HG Wells novella about a scientist who invents a way for his body to refract light and make him disappear. Johnny Depp was once lined up to star in the film, but is no longer involved.
And French actor-filmmaker Valerie Lemercier will star in and direct THE POWER OF LOVE, a biopic about Celine Dion that follows her life from birth to global fame. The film will include her iconic songs, and is being shot in France, Spain, Canada and Las Vegas.

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D A T E L I N E :   3   F E B R U A R Y . . .

Priyanka Chopra will star in and produce a drama based on the documentary WILD WILD COUNTRY, about the controversial settlement in 1980s Oregon by followers of the guru Rajneesh. Chopra will play Rajneesh's outspoken assistant Ma Anand Sheela. Barry Levinson is directing.


Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer and Sam Rockwell will team up for THE HEART, a comedy about two people delivering a human heart from New York to Florida in 24 hours, but they end up on the run from black market organ traffickers. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are writing and directing.
Angelina Jolie will star in THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, a thriller written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. It's about a teen in a witness protection programme who is chased by killers while on a wilderness survival course.
Ryan Reynolds will star in and produce SHOTGUN WEDDING, a romantic comedy about a couple whose exotic destination wedding is taken over by a criminal gang. Jason Moore is directing from a script by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.
Oscar Isaac has joined the cast of DUNE, Denis Villeneuve's new adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi epic novel series. Timothee Chalamet leads the cast, along with Charlotte Rampling, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard.
John Cena will star in an action comedy about a family that gets trapped in an abandoned movie studio, where the classic sets come back to life. Jason Bateman is directing the still-untitled film, and will also have a small role.
RZA will directing the horror thriller ANGEL OF DUST, based on bizarre true stories from the Staten Island childhoods of his Wu-Tang Clan bandmates, specifically a serial killer rumoured to have supernatural powers. Band members producing the film and will compose the movie's score.
Basketball star Kyrie Irving, who starred in Uncle Drew, will produce and star in a witty horror movie based on a real hotel in Oklahoma City that is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a chambermaid who had an affair with the hotel's owner in the 1930s.
Steve Zahn, Sabrina Carpenter, Clara Wilsey and Angela Kinsey are starring in TALL GIRL, a comedy about a high school girl (Ava Michelle) who falls for an equally tall exchange student (Luke Eisner). Nzingha Stewart is directing.
And Steven Soderbergh will produce BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, reuniting Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter for a time-travelling follow-up to their 1991 sequel. the script by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon catches up with the characters as middle-aged family men. Dean Parisot is directing.

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D A T E L I N E :   3 0   J A N U A R Y . . .

Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews are ready to return for THE PRINCESS DIARIES 3. The script has already been written, based on Meg Cabot's books. Debra Martin Chase is back as a producer. It's been 15 years since the last movie.


Lakeith Stanfield is lined up to star in CANDYMAN, reuniting with John Peele for a sequel to the 1992 horror movie. This one will also be about a researcher who looks into the urban legend, inadvertently unleashing the supernatural hook-handed killer.
Robert Pattinson is lined up to join Tilda Swinton, Richard Aoyade and Ariane Labed in THE SOUVENIR PART 2, Joanna Hogg's sequel to her forthcoming autobiographical drama about a young film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) who launches into an ill-advised romance with a mystery man.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ralph Fiennes will star in FARNSWORTH HOUSE, a drama about a doctor and a perfectionist architect who launch into an affair when they set out to build the first all-glass house in the 1940s. Richard Press is writing and directing.
Matt Smith is lined up to join Jared Leto and Adria Arjona in MORBIUS, a Spider-Man spin-off following a biochemist who injects himself with bat serum in an attempt to cure a blood disease, turning himself into a vampire. Daniel Espinosa is directing.
Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten and Jillian Nguyen will star in LOVELAND, set in a futuristic mega-city as an assassin and a nightclub singer search for what it once meant to be human. Ivan Sen is directing.
Austin Stowell, Michael Rooker, Charlotte McKinney and Parisa Fitz-Henley have joined the cast of FANTASY ISLAND, based on the classic 1980s TV series about visitors to a resort that gives people their dream experience. The film also stars Michael Pena, Dave Bautista, Lucy Hale and Jimmy O Yang.
Mike Colter and Nafessa Williams are joining the cast of BLACK AND BLUE, about a rookie New Orleans cop (Naomie Harris) who witnesses her colleagues murdering a drug dealer. So now she's on the run. Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott and Beau Knapp costar.
Mackenzie Davis will join Kristen Steward in HAPPIEST SEASON, a romantic comedy about a young woman introducing her girlfriend to her parents over Christmas. Then she discovers that her girlfriend isn't out to her conservative family. Clea DuVall is directing.
And Michael Gandolfini will play his late father's signature role, a young Tony Soprano, in the 1967-set prequel film THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK. David Chase is directing the film, which stars Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Cory Stoll, Jon Bernthal and Billy Magnussen.

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Terror in Essex: House of Horror for Halloween season...

Summer TV Roundup: Trust, Barry, Looming Tower, Rise, Roseanne, Will & Grace, etc...

INTERVIEW: Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince

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NEWS SOURCES: Dark Horizons. Digital Spy. The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline. The Wrap. BBC. IMDb. Rotten Tomatoes.
ALSO: Ain't It Cool News. British Film Institute. CNN. Empire. Entertainment Weekly. Evening Standard.
Film Threat. The Guardian. indieWire. Screen International. Sight and Sound. Variety.

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