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Film,Television

Moneypenny (As a Black Woman) Is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series - A Movie Spinoff May Also Be Worth Considering

It's not directly film related, but it very well could be at some point, and maybe a year or two from now, we'll look back on this news as the beginning of it all. Ian Fleming Publications Ltd has authorized an all-new one-off comic book series centering around standard 007 character Miss Moneypenny - originally the private secretary of M, the head of MI6, who also has a...

Film

Ice Cube to Star in High-Tech Crime Thriller from 'Bourne' Producers

Ice Cube has signed up to star in a crime thriller from Captivate Entertainment (producers of “Jason Bourne,” "The Bourne Legacy") scripted by Josh Zetumer ("Patriots Day"). No director is attached at this time to a project which is titled "Before I Disappear," and centers on a clandestine high-tech version of the witness protection program, which makes clients disappear by...

Film

Michael Jackson Estate Releases Statement Disapproving Films on His Life + Says "Numerous Projects" Are in Development

The Michael Jackson estate, unsurprisingly, does not approve of either Michael Jackson film currently in the pipeline; there's the Lifetime network's film based on the last few years of Jackson’s life, titled "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland," a story that will be told through the eyes of his bodyguards which is scheduled to premiere on Memorial Day; and there's the Netflix...

Film

Cannes: Drama 'And Breathe Normally' Is First Icelandic Film to Tackle Immigration Issues

World sales company company The Match Factory has boarded Icelandic director-screenwriter Ísold Uggadóttir's feature film debut, "And Breathe Normally," which is being shopped to international buyers at the ongoing Cannes Film Market. The film follows an Icelandic mother and a refugee from Guinea-Bissau at pivotal moments in their lives, whose paths cross. Official synopsis:...

Festivals,Film

Cannes: IFC Acquires Jonas Carpignano's 'A Ciambra' for North American Release

It was a multiple 2016 Spirit Award nominee in the Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay and Best Male Lead categories; the filmmaker, Jonas Carpignano, won the Breakthrough director award at the 25th Gotham Awards Winners for his unflinching immigrant struggles tale, "Mediterranea" - a film that's available on various home video platforms in the USA (it previously received a...