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Joker IMAX Poster Has the Clown Prince Ready to Set the World on Fire

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Joker IMAX Poster Has the Clown Prince Ready to Set the World on Fire
Joker is almost ready to make his big debut in theaters across the country. But his arrival has been a tumultuous one, with critics divided on how to approach this particular comic book villain in his first ever standalone adventure. This is a brutal character study, and Joaquin Phoenix turns in an Oscar worthy performance. But some believe the movie to be problematic. Today, we get a glimpse at the Clown Prince setting a car on fire. Perhaps next, the world.

Yes, today, IMAX has revealed their exclusive artwork for&#160Joker,&#160releasing globally in IMAX theaters for one week only starting October 3. Warner Bros. Pictures'&#160Joker stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Joker&#160centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Heroic Losers’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Heroic Losers’
“We’re not thieves,” insists the ringleader of a heist in “Heroic Losers,” a South American crowd-pleaser about a rural collective seeking justice against big-city banking elites. He may be wrong in the most literal sense, but like an Argentinean Danny Ocean, he’s assembled a group of amateurs who have no intention of filling their coffers with ill-gotten gains — they just want their money back. Adding to a tradition of modest heist comedies like “Going in Style” and “Big Deal on Madonna Street,” . That populist touch has put it on track to be the year’s biggest box-office hit in its home country, and other territories will surely pounce after its international premiere in Toronto.

Anchoring this motley ensemble is Ricardo Darín, the durable star of Borensztein’s previous two films, “Chinese Take-Out” and “Kóblic,” though international audiences will likely remember him from “Nine Queens,” which also placed him
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Joaquin Phoenix Stars In Finals Trailer For Joker

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the final trailer for director Todd Phillips Joker.

The film will be in theaters nationwide October 4.

Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

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Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro as Franklin. The film
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New Trailer and Poster Explore the Unsettling Origins of Joker

"When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Joker?" Before the Clown Prince of Crime returns to the big screen this October, the final trailer for Joker has been unveiled by Warner Bros., offering a deeper look into the unsettling origin of one of Gotham's greatest villains.

"Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
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Zach Braff Joins Robert De Niro Pic ‘The Comeback Trail’ — Cannes

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Zach Braff Joins Robert De Niro Pic ‘The Comeback Trail’ — Cannes
Exclusive: Zach Braff is joining Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman in writer-director George Gallo’s action-comedy The Comeback Trail.

De Niro will play Max Barber, a man in debt to a mob boss (played by Freeman), who creates an insurance fraud by casting washed-up, suicidal cowboy/movie star Duke Montana (Jones) in a poorly written Western with the intention of killing him during the first days of filming. Duke somehow rises to the occasion, redeems his past misdeeds and brings Max and others along on the same journey.

Braff will play Max’s producing partner. The film will reunite him with Freeman whom he directed in the 2017 Warner Brothers feature Going In Style.

Josh Posner co-wrote the film’s screenplay, which is based on the 1970s film of the same name, written, directed and produced by the late Harry Hurwitz. Lensing is due to begin in June in New Mexico.
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Joaquin Phoenix Is The Joker In First Teaser

The DC Extended Universe (Dceu) has been hitting all the right notes as of late with a string of successful audience pleasing films. Super heroes Wonder Woman, Aquaman and now Shazam! have been box office hits and received positive reviews from critics.

Now comes the villains.

Watch Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in this first look at the film coming to theaters October 4

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The Joker has been one of the most iconic villains in comic book lore.

Whether by way of award-winning films like “The Dark Knight,” Emmy-winning animated programs like “Batman: The Animated Series,” video game appearances such as the record-breaking “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” or the countless comics stacking comic book shelves and digital libraries, the Joker stands unquestionably as the most recognizable and popular comic book villain in pop culture history. Unpredictable, violent and incredibly dangerous, he is chaos personified and has taken on
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Zach Braff to direct The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola, Florence Pugh attached

Zach Braff is set to get behind the camera to direct The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola, which is based upon the Black List script from Mike Vukadinovich (Kidding).

As reported by Collider, the film takes place over decades and follows twin rbothers who are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives, but eventually reunite in order to save the Rocket Cola company.

The site goes on to reveal that Fighting With My Family star Florence Pugh is attached to play the female lead, a young woman whom both brothers fall in love with. However, it is possible that Pugh will encounter scheduling conflicts with Marvel’s Black Widow movie, where she is set to star alongside Scarlett Johansson.

The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola will mark Braff’s fourth directorial feature after 2004’s Garden State, 2014’s Wish I Was Here, and 2017’s Going in Style.
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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Wonderland’ Adds Post Malone, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger to Cast (Exclusive)

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Wonderland’ Adds Post Malone, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger to Cast (Exclusive)
Netflix has rounded out the cast of the Mark Wahlberg pic “Wonderland” with rapper Post Malone, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bookem Woodbine and James DuMont all joining the ensemble.

Wahlberg is set to star with “Black Panther” breakout Winston Duke also on board. Peter Berg is on board to direct the pic. This will mark the fifth time Wahlberg and Berg have worked together, with the other credits including “Lone Survivor,” “Patriots Day” and “Mile 22,” which bowed earlier this month.

Neal H. Moritz is producing via his Original Film banner, alongside Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Berg via his Film 44 company.

The film is being adapted from the novel “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland,” written by Ace Atkins. The book is part of the Spenser series — named after a fictional character in the series of detective novels initially written by American mystery writer Parker and later by Atkins.

The story
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Zach Braff Joins Christopher Walken & Christina Ricci In ‘Percy’

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Zach Braff Joins Christopher Walken & Christina Ricci In ‘Percy’
Exclusive: Scrubs alum Zach Braff is set to star opposite Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci in the anti-gmo indie film, Percy, which is being directed by Clark Johnson. The script, based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, is by Hilary Pryor and Garfield L. Miller.

It follows small-town Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser (Walken) who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (Gmo) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crop. Braff will play Jackson Weaver, a small town lawyer who represented Percy and took the case all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court against Monsanto.

The pic is currently in production. Scythia FilmsDaniel Bekerman, Ian Dimerman, Brendon Sawatzky, Pryor, and Miller are producing the feature with Ethan Lazar, William Santor, Andrew Chang-Sang, and Kevin Hoiseth serving as exec producers.

Braff recently directed the Warner Brothers film Going In Style starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and
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Warner Bros. Reveals The Full Cast and Crew For Joker

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s Joker movie has started shooting. We’ve already seen some set photos and our first official look at Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role of Arthur Fleck, who will eventually make the transformation into The Joker. The studio has shared a press release that reveals the full cast and crew of the film, and you can check that out below:

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp,
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Zazie Beetz Won’t Spill on ‘Joker': ‘I’ll Probably Lose My Job if I Do’

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Zazie Beetz Won’t Spill on ‘Joker': ‘I’ll Probably Lose My Job if I Do’
Zazie Beetz refused to spill on her role in Todd Phillip’s “Joker” movie on the Emmys carpet, telling E!: “I can’t. I’ll probably lose my job if I do.”

“I am about to work on a movie with Joaquin Phoenix and I’m just such a huge fan,” Beetz said. “It’s such an honor to work with him and to follow him as his work.”

She did, at least, admit she was talking about the Joker film.

Also Read: Brett Cullen to Replace Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne in 'Joker'

Beetz will play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation into the nihilistic Gotham City villain.

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun on “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Phoenix in the title role. It is directed, produced and co-written by Phillips, an Oscar nominee.

Also
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Morgan Freeman Will Keep SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award Following Investigation

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Morgan Freeman Will Keep SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award Following Investigation
SAG-AFTRA has decided against rescinding Morgan Freeman’s Life Achievement Award after reviewing allegations of sexual harassment against the actor.

“Based on the results of an independent investigation and the information we have at this time, we are taking no action regarding the SAG Life Achievement award presented to Morgan Freeman,” said a SAG-aftra spokesperson on Thursday. “As always, the details of the investigation are confidential.”

The union announced on May 24 that SAG-aftra could take “corrective actions” as a result of the accusations, which emerged in a CNN report by Chloe Melas in which eight women alleged that he sexually harassed them or made inappropriate remarks. Melas alleged that she was subjected to inappropriate behavior by Freeman when she interviewed him at a press junket for “Going in Style” while Melas was six months pregnant.

Freeman said in a statement about the report, “I did not create unsafe work environments.
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12 Actors Over 80 Still Killing It in Hollywood, From Ed Asner to Robert Redford (Photos)

12 Actors Over 80 Still Killing It in Hollywood, From Ed Asner to Robert Redford (Photos)
Morgan Freeman just turned 80 years old, but that’s not going to be slowing him down any. Here are 12 other actors that are part of the 80 club and still killing it.

Morgan Freeman (born 1937)

The Oscar winner was recently seen in a remake of “Going in Style.”

Jack Nicholson (born 1937)

Other than being the most male nominated for an Academy Award, Nicholson is starring in the 2017 remake of Toni Erdmann.

George Takei (born 1937)

Best known for his role on the hit TV series “Star Trek,” Takei most recently voiced Ohga in the upcoming 2017 film “Blazing Samurai.”

Burt Reynolds (born 1936)

This multi-hyphenate could most recently be seen in the Tribeca film “Dog Years.”

Alan Alda (born 1936)

This six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner just starred in the 2015 film “Bridge of Spies.”

Donald Sutherland (born 1935)

The eight-time Golden Globe nominee is set to star as John Paul Getty in the upcoming
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Russell Brand, Paula Patton Join ‘Four Kids and It’ Cast

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Russell Brand, Paula Patton Join ‘Four Kids and It’ Cast
Russell Brand and Paula Patton have signed on for “Four Kids and It,” and will star alongside the previously cast Matthew Goode (“The Crown”) in the family adventure movie. Michael Caine is already on board to voice the It of the title.

The movie is an adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s children’s book, which in turn was inspired by E. Nesbit’s 1902 novel “Five Children and It.” It follows four kids who are horrified to learn that their beach vacation is in fact a bonding trip with their potential future step-siblings. The kids then accidentally stumble upon a Psammead, a magical, grumpy and sandy creature, in this case called It, who can grant them one wish a day.

Brand will play the oddball villain Tristan, who is bent on capturing It. Bill Nighy was previously cast in the role, but has been replaced by comedian and actor Brand, whose
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Russell Brand, Paula Patton Join Michael Caine in 'Four Kids and It'

Russell Brand, Paula Patton Join Michael Caine in 'Four Kids and It'
Russell Brand and Paula Patton have joined Michael Caine and Matthew Goode in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It, first announced in Cannes in 2016.

Principal photography on the feature — adapted from the best-selling 2012 novel by British author Jacqueline Wilson (which itself is based on the 1902 book Five Children and It by E. Nesbit) — began earlier this week on location in Ireland, with Andy De Emmony (Father Ted) directing.

The children at the center of the film are played by up-and-comer Ashley Aufderheide (Infinitely Polar Bear, Going in Style) and Teddie Malleson-Allen (Swallows and Amazons) ...
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Morgan Freeman Wants CNN to Retract Sexual Harassment Accusations

Morgan Freeman Wants CNN to Retract Sexual Harassment Accusations
Morgan Freeman has his lawyers calling for CNN to retract their recent story accusing the actor of sexual harassment and misconduct. CNN recently released a detailed account with eight different women accusing the actor of making inappropriate comments and gestures at various times. However, Freeman's representatives have sent a 10-page letter to CNN demanding that they retract the story. Here's what part of the letter has to say.

"It is clear that CNN has defamed Mr. Freeman. CNN has inflicted serious injury on his reputation and career. At a minimum, CNN immediately needs to issue a retraction and apologize to Mr. Freeman through the same channels, and with the same level of attention, that it used to unjustly attack him."

CNN responded, saying that they won't retract the story. "CNN stands by its reporting and will respond forcefully to any attempt by Mr. Freeman or his representatives to intimidate us
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Morgan Freeman Demands CNN Retract and Apologize for Sexual Harassment Allegations Story

Morgan Freeman Demands CNN Retract and Apologize for Sexual Harassment Allegations Story
Days after offering contrition to women who “felt uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior in the past, Morgan Freeman is calling for an apology of his own.

The actor and Madam Secretary executive producer is looking into legal action against CNN, which on May 24 published a report of Freeman’s alleged harassment of eight women. The behavior reportedly included unwanted touching and offensive public comments about women’s clothing or bodies.

A letter Freeman’s attorneys sent to the cable news network Monday characterized the story, reported by CNN’s Chloe Melas and An Phung, as “journalistic malpractice” that included “falsehoods” and “malicious intent.
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Morgan Freeman Lawyer Hits Back at CNN, Demands Retraction on Sexual Harassment Story

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Morgan Freeman Lawyer Hits Back at CNN, Demands Retraction on Sexual Harassment Story
A lawyer for Morgan Freeman has issued a statement demanding CNN apologize and retract its May 24 story accusing the actor of multiple instances of sexual harassment.

In a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker, Robert M. Schwartz, an attorney for the Oscar-winning actor, claims the article, where eight women have accused Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, was “used to unjustly attack him.” He goes on to argue that the piece suffers from “…malicious intent, falsehoods, sleight-of-hand, an absence of editorial control, and journalistic malpractice.”

Schwartz claims that one of the article’s authors Chloe Melas “baited and prodded” witnesses and victims to speak out against Freeman and was motivated by personal bias. Melas says she was harassed by the actor during a junket interview for “Going in Style” — at the time, Freeman allegedly told the pregnant reporter that she was “ripe” and commented on her body. In his letter,
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Morgan Freeman’s Lawyer Demands CNN Retract Story Accusing Actor of Sexual Harassment

Morgan Freeman’s Lawyer Demands CNN Retract Story Accusing Actor of Sexual Harassment
Morgan Freeman’s lawyer has demanded a retraction and apology from CNN over its story last week accusing the actor of “unwanted touching” and sexual harassment.

In a Tuesday letter sent directly to CNN President Jeff Zucker and obtained by TheWrap, Freeman’s attorney accused the cable news channel of defaming their client.

“It is clear that CNN has defamed Mr. Freeman,” one of the most damning paragraphs reads. “CNN has inflicted serious injury on his reputation and career. At a minimum, CNN immediately needs to issue a retraction and apologize to Mr. Freeman through the same channels, and with the same level of attention, that it used to unjustly attack him.”
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Morgan Freeman Steps Out for the First Time 4 Days After Sexual Harassment Accusations Made Public

Morgan Freeman Steps Out for the First Time 4 Days After Sexual Harassment Accusations Made Public
Morgan Freeman was back to work four days after sexual harassment allegations were publicly brought against him.

The actor, 80, was spotted in Georgia on Monday heading to the set of The Poison Rose, in which he stars opposite John Travolta. Freeman was dressed in a pastel dress shirt and a pair of jeans as he kept a low profile with a blue hat.

Freeman’s outing was the first time he had been spotted in public since he was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate comments and behavior by eight different women, according to an investigation from CNN that was
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