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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard and ‘Sharp Objects’ Actress Eliza Scanlen Join Netflix’s ‘The Devil All The Time’ (Exclusive)

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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard and ‘Sharp Objects’ Actress Eliza Scanlen Join Netflix’s ‘The Devil All The Time’ (Exclusive)
It” star Bill Skarsgard and “Sharp Objects” breakout Eliza Scanlen will star in Antonio Campos’ adaptation of “The Devil All the Time,” which Netflix has officially acquired for distribution.

Skarsgard and Scanlen join an all-star cast that includes Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert, who attached themselves prior to the start of the Toronto Film Festival.

Campos is directing and co-wrote with Paulo Campos. Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker are producing through their Nine Stories banner along with Randall Poster and Max Born. Annie Marter and Jacob Jaffke are exec producing.

The story is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s novel and is set in a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods where a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin,
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Why Amy Pascal Was Using a Crutch at the Golden Globes

Why Amy Pascal Was Using a Crutch at the Golden Globes
If Amy Pascal looked a bit wobbly accepting a Golden Globe for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it's because the 60-year-old former Sony chief broke her foot while on the set of Little Women, the Greta Gerwig adaptation she's producing that stars Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson.

Pascal had no trouble weaving her way through the packed ballroom, though she did require a bit of assistance from Spider-Verse co-director Bob Persichetti to get up the stairs to the podium. The Hollywood Reporter checked in with Pascal’s rep, Simon Halls, who says that Pascal is recuperating from the injury and subsequent surgery.

“She had reparative ...
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Will composer Nicholas Britell join an exclusive club of double Oscar nominees for Best Score?

Will composer Nicholas Britell join an exclusive club of double Oscar nominees for Best Score?
This year the Oscars narrowed down the race for Best Original Score to a shortlist of 15 contenders from which the final 5 nominees will be chosen. That makes it all the more impressive that Nicholas Britell made the cut twice, for both “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Vice.” Could he now join an exclusive club of music makers who have been nominated twice in the same category?

Only four composers in the last 30 years have been nominated twice for Best Score. Thomas Newman doubled up for “Little Women” and “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994). James Horner picked up a pair of bids for “Apollo 13” and “Braveheart” (1995). Alexandre Desplat received matching noms for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Imitation Game” (2014). And John Williams … well, John Williams does it constantly. The man behind the music of “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Harry Potter” and much more has been a double nominee eight times
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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 Film Awards Gala

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 Film Awards Gala
Thursday night, the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival hosted another black tie, thousands of attendees for dinner and awards show at the all-star Film Awards Gala.

This fancy dinner and awards show begins the Psiff annually and this year was on January 6.

This year’s most buzz-worthy films and stars traveled to the desert to kick off this year’s award season in high style.

TV personality Mary Hart once again served as the evening's host, her 16th year in that position.

Honorees were presented with either the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue or a Chihuly Glass Sculpture.

They are really making a move on the Oscars here (the show). This is what I mean. I have seen a lot of the films up front for awards of some sort. Such as my fave BlacKkKlansman, and worthies such as Green Book and The Favourite. Now I realize this is the season for that,
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Saoirse Ronan on reuniting with Timothee Chalamet in ‘Little Women’: ‘I break his heart’ this time [Watch]

Saoirse Ronan on reuniting with Timothee Chalamet in ‘Little Women’: ‘I break his heart’ this time [Watch]
Greta Gerwig‘s “Little Women” remake is a little “Lady Bird” (2017) reunion. Saoirse Ronan plays the indomitable Jo March and Timothee Chalamet plays her Bff Laurie in the upcoming adaptation, which made for a “great” time, according to Ronan.

“It was great. It’s lovely working with the same people again because you just know how they work and you’ve got a really good rapport with them,” Ronan tells Gold Derby (watch above) of reuniting with her writer/director and co-star. “And it was nice doing this with the two of them because it was big; it was such a big film to take on.”

Anyone familiar with the Louisa May Alcott novel or any of the previous adaptations (or that “Friends” episode) knows how pivotal Jo and Laurie’s relationship is in the story. That means a ton more screen time than in “Lady Bird” between Ronan and Chalamet.
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An Inside Look at the Event That’s a Stunning Prognosticator of Oscar Nominations

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An Inside Look at the Event That’s a Stunning Prognosticator of Oscar Nominations
Bradley Cooper spoke of the irony of receiving an honor in a room where he shot a scene of “A Star Is Born,” Peter Farrelly and Spike Lee honed their messages, and Glenn Close got the biggest response at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

Of all the stops on the annual awards-show cattle call, few grab the enthusiastic response of this annual pre-festival gala. It’s the first of many — followed by the AFI luncheon, the Golden Globes, the New York Film Critics’ Dinner, and comes just before voting opens for Oscar nominations. Call it the out-of-town debut for the big show, or spring training for movie pros (just a few blocks from where the Los Angeles Angels once had their pre-season ball field), it showcases contenders who are primed and ready to go.

As long-time festival chairman (and dominant Coachella Valley philanthropist) Harold Matzner noted in his comments,
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Palm Springs Is Narnia and 4 Other Things We Learned From the 30th Film Awards Gala

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Palm Springs Is Narnia and 4 Other Things We Learned From the 30th Film Awards Gala
You can declare the start of the awards season whenever you like, but as the first splashy awards show of 2019, the 30th annual Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs International Film Festival seems like as good of place to start as any.

Host Mary Hart and Chairman of the Board of the Palm Springs International Film Society Harold Matzner revealed that of 64 honorees recognized at past galas, 57 of them have gone on receive Oscar nominations. This year’s honorees included Rami Malek, Regina King, Alfonso Cuarón, Bradley Cooper and more. And their speeches felt like a precursor to what promises to be a long and surprising awards race.

But the annual gala is a looser occasion than the Oscars ceremony, and on Thursday night we picked up a few things about what the next few months of awards shows has in store.

Also Read: Laura Dern and Issa Rae
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Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out in 2019 and 2020

Change comes slowly, at least in Hollywood. In its latest study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? Gender, Race & Age of Directors across 1,000 films from 2007-2017,” the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative identified that, of a total of 109 film directors associated with the 100 top movies of 2017, a full 92.7% were male and 7.3% were female. It’s a slight uptick over the percentages that cover the last 11 years and 1,100 movies, which found that 95.7% of all directors were male and 4.3% were female. You can read the full report right here.

Most of these movies, of course, come from the studio world, the home of the big blockbusters, the major moneymakers, and the kind of opportunities that continue to elude the vast majority of female filmmakers working in the contemporary era. And yet a look forward at the studio-backed selections hitting the big screen in the next two years signals that the tide is turning,
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From Netflix to Nato: Who’s Poised to Win and Lose in 2019

It was a tumultuous year for an entertainment industry rocked by media shifts and adjusting to an unfamiliar post-Harvey landscape. Yes, the 2018 box office wound up well ahead of last year, but the future is not rosy for two-hour movies in theaters, as Silicon Valley streamers from Netflix to Apple make studio chiefs and their theater partners reach for the Maalox.

Here’s how last year’s winners and losers will play out in 2019.

Winners

Having bought Twentieth Century Fox, Disney will thrive as it prepares to stock three late-2019 Ott ventures to compete with Netflix. While Disney will be building its subscribers from scratch, quality IP from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and National Geographic will “obviously create a demand and gives us the ability to not necessarily be in the volume game, but to be in the quality game,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger on an earnings call.

On the movie side,
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From Netflix to Nato: Who’s Poised to Win and Lose in 2019

It was a tumultuous year for an entertainment industry rocked by media shifts and adjusting to an unfamiliar post-Harvey landscape. Yes, the 2018 box office wound up well ahead of last year, but the future is not rosy for two-hour movies in theaters, as Silicon Valley streamers from Netflix to Apple make studio chiefs and their theater partners reach for the Maalox.

Here’s how last year’s winners and losers will play out in 2019.

Winners

Having bought Twentieth Century Fox, Disney will thrive as it prepares to stock three late-2019 Ott ventures to compete with Netflix. While Disney will be building its subscribers from scratch, quality IP from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and National Geographic will “obviously create a demand and gives us the ability to not necessarily be in the volume game, but to be in the quality game,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger on an earnings call.

On the movie side,
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users
Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Star Wars: Episode IX” were picked as the three most anticipated movies of the new year, according to Fandango’s 2019 Most Anticipated Movies Survey.

Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel” and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (and Woody in “Toy Story 4”) were each voted 2019’s Most Anticipated Actress and Actor by the Fandango’s users.

More than 3,500 people participated in the survey, which also named Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”) its Rising Female Movie Star and Rising Male Movie Star, respectively.

Also Read: Does 'Aquaman' Have a Post-Credits Scene?

“The popularity of superhero movies is at an all-time high as we head into the new year,” says Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. “Marvel fans are particularly anxious for the final ‘Avengers’ chapter after that ‘Infinity War’ cliffhanger, and are eagerly awaiting the studio’s first standalone female superhero,
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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Brie Larson And Tom Hanks Top Fandango List Of Most Anticipated 2019 Movies And Actors

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Brie Larson And Tom Hanks Top Fandango List Of Most Anticipated 2019 Movies And Actors
Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode IX are the most anticipated blockbusters of 2019, according to an annual survey by ticketing service Fandango.

Brie Larson in the title role as Captain Marvel and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (plus the voice of Woody in Toy Story 4) topped the voting for Most Anticipated Actress and Actor of 2019.

Comcast-owned Fandango based its findings on input from more than 3,500 filmgoers in the latter part of December.

Captain Marvel is the most anticipated stand-alone comic book movie, with Toy Story 4 topping the list of upcoming animated titles and It: Chapter Two leading all horror/thriller titles.

Here are the complete survey results:

Most Anticipated Blockbuster

Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel Star Wars: Episode IX Spider-Man: Far from Home Toy Story 4 Glass The Lion King Aladdin Dumbo Joker

Most Anticipated Actress

Brie Larson Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame) Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode IX) Karen Gillan Margot Robbie Emma Watson (Little Women) Jessica Chastain Lupita Nyong’o Sophie Turner (Dark Phoenix) Taraji P. Henson

Most Anticipated Actor

Tom Hanks Robert Downey, Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame) Samuel L. Jackson Bruce Willis (Glass) Will Smith (Aladdin) Dwayne Johnson Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) James McAvoy

Rising Female Movie Star

Naomi Scott Millie Bobby Brown (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) Sophia Lillis (It: Chapter Two) Cynthia Erivo (Chaos Walking) Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel)

Rising Male Movie Star

Mena Massoud (Aladdin) Winston Duke Noah Centineo Finn Wolfhard (It: Chapter Two) Richard Madden (Rocketman)

Most Anticipated New Standalone Comic Book Movie

Captain Marvel Joker Dark Phoenix Shazam! Hellboy

Most Anticipated Animated Movie

Toy Story 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Frozen 2 The Secret Life of Pets 2 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Most Anticipated Horror/Thriller

It: Chapter Two Us Pet Sematary Zombieland 2 Untitled Annabelle Film
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Avengers: Endgame Beats Star Wars 9 as Most Anticipated Movie of 2019

Many believe that the McU is one of the few things this alternative timeline we are currently living in has gotten right. So it should come as no surprise that Avengers: Endgame is the most anticipated movie of 2019, even though there is also a new Star Wars movie on the wayl. For the first time, Marvel truly is beating the universe that George Lucas created at its own game.

This comes from a new poll conducted by Fandango, which breaks down the movies most wanted by audiences across America. And Avengers: Endgame is the clear winner on many fronts. But Marvel isn't stopping there. Coming in at the number two spot is Captain Marvel, the first of three new McU adventures set to hit theaters in the coming year, a prequel that predates even Iron Man with its 1995 set storyline, which helps set up some of the events in Avengers: Endgame.
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Midseason Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2019 Edition

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The 2018-19 TV season at the midway point, so here’s our annual list of midseason premiere dates for new and returning series. It covers hundreds of broadcast, cable and streaming programs debuting from January 1 through early May and includes shows that were on hiatus. Please send any additions or adjustments to erik@deadline.com. We’ll update the list regularly as more dates are revealed.

January 1:

The Gifted (Fox, Season 2B)

Lethal Weapon (Fox, Season 3B)

Comedians of the World (Netflix, new stand-up comedy series)

A Series of Unfortunate Events

My 600-lb Life

Family by the Ton

I Am Jazz (TLC, Season 5)

Married at First Sight

Bad Chad Customs (Discovery, new docuseries)

Abby Hatcher (Nickelodeon, new animated kids series)

365 Days of Love (Facebook Watch, new docuseries)

January 2:

The Masked Singer (Fox, new singing competition series)

24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox,
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Saoirse Ronan joins Wes Anderson’s new film The French Dispatch

Mary, Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan is set to reunite with The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson as part of the star-studded cast of the filmmaker’s new project The French Dispatch.

Ronan joins an ensemble that includes Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton along with Benicio del Toro (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Lea Seydoux (Spectre) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).

The French Dispatch is described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines.”

Ronan has had a busy 2018, appearing in On Chesil Beach, The Seagull and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as reuniting with her Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig on Little Women, which is set for release on Christmas Day 2019.

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Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The French Dispatch,’ Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet

Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The French Dispatch,’ Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet
Saoirse Ronan is set to reunite with Wes Anderson for the first time since “The Grand Budapest Hotel” by joining the star-studded cast of the writer-director’s upcoming feature, “The French Dispatch.” The “Lady Bird” Oscar nominee let her involvement in “The French Dispatch” slip during a recent interview promoting her Christmas release, “Mary Queen of Scots.”

The French Dispatch” is described as a “love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris.” While original rumors pegged the film as a musical, that turns out not to be the case. Anderson’s script includes three different storylines. Ronan is the latest addition in a cast that includes Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton, plus Anderson newcomers Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and Timothée Chalamet.

Ronan’s reunion with Chalamet should earn even more anticipation from indie movie fans. The two first
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From 'Little Women' to 'The Sun Is Also a Star': 18 Books That Will Be Adapted in 2019

From 'Little Women' to 'The Sun Is Also a Star': 18 Books That Will Be Adapted in 2019
A new year is bringing a new chapter.

2018 marked a peak time for book-to-screen adaptations with an array that captivated audiences such as The Hate U Give, Netflix's Bird Box, HBO's Sharp Objects, Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before (which recently announced a second season), among others. 

With 2018 winding down, a new chapter in the world of literary adaptations will begin. From a reimagining of a literary classic with Little Women starring Meryl Streep to The Goldfinch slated to star Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman, avid bookworms will see popular novels hitting both the big and ...
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Women’s Image Awards nominations: ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘Little Women’ lead

The Women’s Image Awards has announced its 2018 nominations, with the BBC miniseries “Little Women” that aired on PBS’ “Masterpiece” series earning a leading six bids on the TV side. As for films, “Mary Queen of Scots” secured five spots on the ballot, followed by the Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic “On the Basis of Sex” and Melissa McCarthy’s “Can Your Ever Forgive Me,” both with four.

Given the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement’s push against sexual harassment and lack of equal opportunity for women in Hollywood, the fact that an organization like Women’s Image Awards exists is more important than ever. The group that is celebrating its 20th anniversary has just announced its nominations in 18 categories. The TV and film nominees are selected from a field of submissions from networks and studios.

SEESaoirse Ronan discuss her role as Mary Stuart in ‘Mary Queen of Scots

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Emma Watson Shares Intimate Behind-the-Scenes Look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

Emma Watson Shares Intimate Behind-the-Scenes Look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’
Christmas is often a wonderful time at the movie theater, but 2019 promises to be an extra special holiday movie season thanks to the release of Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women.” Marking the writer-director’s follow-up to “Lady Bird,” “Little Women” is a star-studded adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s famous 1868 novel of the same name.

Gerwig spent the fall shooting “Little Women” in and around the Boston area. The cast includes “Lady Bird” duo Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet as Jo March and Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, respectively. The remaining March sisters are played by “Sharp Objects” breakout Eliza Scanlan (Beth), Emma Watson (Meg), and indie favorite Florence Pugh (Amy). The supporting cast includes Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Bob Odenkirk.

Watson marked this holiday season by sharing an intimate behind-the-scenes look at “Little Women” on her social media pages. Watson’s set photo captures a moment in which she appeared
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Little Women: Emma Watson Shares the First Sweet Photo From Greta Gerwig's Remake

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Little Women: Emma Watson Shares the First Sweet Photo From Greta Gerwig's Remake
Greta Gerwig is picking up steam on her next project, which will see her dusting off a true classic: the Oscar nominee is directing a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

If you missed it in high school English, Little Women follows four sisters - Amy, Jo, Beth, and Meg - who live with their mother in Massachusetts during the Civil War era. Their father is away, working as a chaplain in the war, and the family learns to lean on one another while spending their first holiday without him. The novel has been adapted for film six times, as well as having inspired TV musicals, plays, and even operas.

Gerwig was originally on board to write the movie but has since taken over as director, with a pretty impressive cast playing the iconic roles (*cough* Meryl! *cough*). Keep reading to see a sneak peek of the
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