Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan

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The “Thor” actor is set to play wrestler and 80s’ icon Hulk Hogan in the upcoming biopic.

The film is set to be directed by “The Hangover” film series creator and director Todd Phillips, with the script to be written by Scott Silver. The two recently worked together in the upcoming “The Joker” film with stars Joaquin Phoenix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic will focus on the rise of Hogan’s popularity and is described as an origin story of Hulkamania.

Hogan, who’s real name is Terry Gene Bollea, has had a big following in the world of pro wrestling, which later led to his mainstream popularity. He also appeared in a few films including his portrayal as “Thunderlips” in “Rocky III” (1982). In recent years, Hogan has faced scandals which led to WWE, formerly WWF (World Wrestling Federation) terminating his contract.

Bollea himself will be serving as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer.

Hemsworth will next be seen in this summer’s upcoming blockbusters “Avengers: Endgame” and “Men in Black: International” and possibly later this year in “Dhaka”.

Writers Guild of America Names It Top Screenplays of 2018

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Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age comedy-drama “Eighth Grade” and Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty’s biographical film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” were the surprise winners of Sunday night’s 71st annual Writers Guild Awards.

“Eight Grade” was complete ignored by the academy, but it was victorious Sunday night, winning Best Original Screenplay. Burnham also recently won for Outstanding First-Time Feature for directing the film at the Directors Guild of America Award earlier this month.

This marks the first time that a WGA original screenplay winner went to a film without an Oscar nod since Michael Moore’s 2003 documentary Bowling For Columbine.

On th adapted screenplay category honors went to Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for their “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” screenplay, winning over high profile films such as “A Star Is Born,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

On the TV side, FX series The Americans earned another farewell award tonight, while scribes from General Hospital, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Barry were given more pats on the back.

The ceremonies were held in New York and Los Angeles, with Roy Wood Jr. hosting in New York, and Chelsea Peretti hosting the Los Angeles ceremony.

Here is the full list of winners:

FILM NOMINEES

Original Screenplay
“Eighth Grade”

Adapted Screenplay
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Documentary Screenplay
“Bathtubs Over Broadway”
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Venom, Punisher, Conan, Wolverine, Brother Voodoo, Elektra: THE SAVAGE AVENGERS

An all-new series by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato

Following his critically acclaimed and sold-out SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN series, writer Gerry Duggan, along with his best-selling INFINITY WARS artist Mike Deodato, will embark on a new and epic adventure this May in Marvel’s all-new series SAVAGE AVENGERS! Spinning out of the events of AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME, SAVAGE AVENGERS will find Conan fighting alongside an “unsanctioned team of heroes” in the Marvel Universe – including Wolverine, Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and Brother Voodoo!

“We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with The Hand in Japan,” Gerry Duggan told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview. “Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”

“SAVAGE AVENGERS is just what it says on the label—it’s all of the biggest badasses of the Marvel Universe brought together uneasily in one explosive series—and with Conan as a wild card,” SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told Marvel.com. “It’s big, it’s brash, it’s explosive, it never slows down—the only scenes in SAVAGE AVENGERS that involve a table is when somebody is being thrown through one.” Head to Entertainment Weekly and Marvel.com to learn more, and head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day to pick up FCBD AVENGERS for an all-new 10-page SAVAGE AVENGERS story launching the ongoing series.

Winners And Highlights At The 2019 Grammy Awards

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Music’s biggest night was held on Sunday, with country artist Kacey Musgraves winning album of the year. Musgraves took home the top trophy for her fourth studio album “Golden Hour.”

“I never dreamed that this record would be met with such love, such warmth, such positivity,” Musgraves said while accepting the honor. “It seriously means the world to me. I love country music with everything that I am, and I’m very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world.”

It was also a big night for Childish Gambino, who’s song “This is America” won four awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, a first for a rap song to achieve such feat.

During the show, the country legend Dolly Parton was also honored with a tribute, which featured Parton performing with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Little Big Town.

The show was hosted by Grammy winner Alicia Keys, who took over the gig from James Corden. 61st annual Grammy Awards was held on Feb. 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

See the full list of winners below, or go to grammy.com

Album Of The Year: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Record Of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Song Of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

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BAFTA Winners 2019: Full List Of Winners

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Roma (Netflix), The Favorite (Fox Searchlight)

Although Alfonso Cuarón’s black and white family drama “Roma” won best film and best director (for Cuarón), it was “The Favourite” that went home with the most Baftas trophies, among them Outstanding British film and Best Actress to its lead Olivia Colman.

The acclaimed early 18th century period drama from director Yorgos Lanthimos received seven awards in total.

Also solidifying his march to Oscars is Rami Malek, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek recently won the same at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Awards, which was held on Sunday:

Best Film:
Roma

Outstanding British Film:
The Favourite

Leading Actress:
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Leading Actor:
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Supporting Actress:
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
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Trailer For Coming Of Age Film “Broken Ghost” Released

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Directed by the prolific Richard Gray (The Lookalike, Sugar Mountain, Robert The Bruce), Broken Ghost focuses on a family desperate to leave behind their past secrets for a fresh start in a small town in Montana.

Starring Scottie Thompson (12 Monkeys, The Black List, Star Trek), Nick Farnell, Devon Bagby and Autry Haydon-Wilson, Broken Ghost screens in Berlin this week. Written by Abe Pogos and Catherine Hill (Sugar Mountain) this captivating and haunting film tells the story of one girl’s struggle with bullies and her rise to confront her demons.

Broken Ghost will be distributed by Film Mode Entertainment and available across major digital platforms and VOD in North America starting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Desperate for a new life, Imogen (Haydon-Wilson) and her family move to Montana in an attempt to escape a secretive past from the big city. Eager to make a new life for herself, Imogen must overcome new tormentors, old secrets, and a strange presence in the attic. In one girl’s fight to rise up, this family eventually discovers that the ghosts of their pasts are not the only ones they have to deal with.

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Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem in “Everybody Knows”

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Focus Features

The new suspense thriller film features Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz from two-time Academy Award® winner Ashgar Farhadi, writer and director of The Salesman and A Separation.

Laura (Penélope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past.

Distributed by Focus Features, Everybody Knows opened 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is now playing in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York City.

Anya Taylor-Joy Will Lead Edgar Wright’s “Last Night In Soho”

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Director Edgar Wright is set to direct the psychological horror-thriller “Last Night In Soho” and he’s taking Anya Taylor-Joy with him, Variety is reporting.

Though not a lot of plot details have been revealed, the story is said to take place in Central London’s Soho district. Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful) wrote the fiml’s screenplay.

Taylor-Joy’s has been on the rise to stardom since breaking out in 2015’s acclaimed period supernatural horror “The Witch”. She followed that up with M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster hits “Split” and last month’s “Glass”.

Wright himself is recently attached on a string of hits lately, having written the screenplay for 2015’s Marvel superhero film “Ant-Man” as well as writing and directing 2017’s box-office and critical hit “Baby Driver”.

Focus and Working Title have not yet announced a release date for the film.

FX’s ‘Legion’ Will End With Season 3

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FX’s sci-fi drama “Legion” is set to conclude with the upcoming third season, the network’s CEO John Landgraf announced on Monday during the Television Critics Association press tour.

“Noah Hawley had always considered Legion to be a three-season show,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters, “and he has confirmed that he’s going to stick with his plan. This will be the final season.”

Season 3 of Legion is currently set to debut this June.

The TV series is connected to the X-Men movie series, and is centered around the character of the same name David Haller / Legion.

English actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) plays the title character, a conflicted mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia who later discovers his illness could be superpowers that could change his life. He is also the son of X-Men leader and founder Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller.

Legion also stars Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Jean Smart, Amber Midthunder, Jemaine Clement, Navid Negahban, Katie Aselton and Hamish Linklater.

“Toy Story 4” Super Bowl Teaser Trailer

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Disney drops a brand new teaser trailer for its upcoming Toy Story 4 animated comedy at the Super Bowl LIII and its delightful.

The 30-second clip sees Buzz Lightyear trapped on display in a carnival stall. But the other toys aren’t happy: “if you think you can take our top prized spot, you’re wrong!”

We also see here that Woody and Bo Peep are back with each other once again. Tim Allen returns as the spaceman Buzz Lightyear and Tom Hanks as Woody the cowboy.

The film, which continues the events from Toy Story 3, also features the return of voices of Joan Cusack as Jessie, and Estelle Harris as the Potato Heads. Josh Cooley directs the film from Stephany Folsom’s script.

“Toy Story 4” is set for release on June 21.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

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