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This combination photo shows singer-actor Elvis Presley in a 1964 photo, left, and actor Austin Butler at the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" in New York on June 10, 2019. Butler has been cast to portray Presley in the upcoming biopic by director Baz Luhrmann. Production is to begin early next year. Tom Hanks co-stars as Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker. (AP Photo)
July 15, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in...
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FILE - This Dec. 5, 2014 file photo shows Elizabeth Gabler at the 2014 March of Dimes Celebration of Babies in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like “Life of Pi” and “Hidden Figures” before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday, July 15, 2019, announced a new production deal with the former Fox 2000 president and her entire Fox 2000 team. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Oliver Stone is shown during interview with Associated Press in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday, July 15, 2019, that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
July 15, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. Stone is known for such provocative films as "Platoon...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie "Crawl" and the action-comedy "Stuber" barely made a dent in the web-slinger's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce is dropping a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” will be released later Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé is dropping a new original song from Disney's live-action "Lion King." The song, "Spirit," will be released later Tuesday and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. A news release says the song comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by...
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This combination of photos released by Marvel Entertainment shows costumes from Marvel characters, from left, Matt Murdock’s costume from "Marvel's Daredevil," Luke Cage’s Bullet-Riddled Costume from "Marvel's Luke Cage" and Willis ‘Diamondback’ Stryker’s Light-Up Battle Costume from "Marvel's Luke Cage," which are among hundreds of Marvel items up for auction by Prop Store on Aug. 12-13. (Marvel Entertainment via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 4:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here's a chance to bring cosplay to a new level. Costumes and props from Marvel comics-based TV shows including "Daredevil" and "Luke Cage" are going on the auction block. The Prop Store, a film and TV memorabilia company, said Tuesday that the sale is set for next month. The...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2017 file photo shows singer-actress Halle Bailey at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of "The Little Mermaid." Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag #...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 28, 2008 file photo, Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of Germany's most prominent post-World War II film producers, poses for a portrait in Berlin. German news agency dpa reported that Brauner’s family said he died aged 100 in Berlin on Sunday July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File)
July 07, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Tom Holland in a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Jay Maidment/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
July 07, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" swooped in to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening in North America on Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. "Far From...
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July 06, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — "The Father," a movie directed by Bulgaria's filmmaking duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, has won the top prize at the 54th edition of an international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary. The movie was chosen from 12 contenders for the Crystal Globe by the...
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