Anne Hathaway, circling the lead role in a new political thriller from MUDBOUND director Dee Rees.  It’s called THE LAST THING HE WANTED.

The fact based story follows a journalist during the mid 80’s who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.  Still no word on a premiere date, as the film continues in pre-production.

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He’s a pilot making his final run as a cocaine smuggler across the US-Mexico border.

Alone in his small plane, Sean Haggerty is faced with a choice between his allegiance to the drug Cartel, or a deal with the DEA, and saving the tense relationship he has with his wife.  Daniel Radcliffe stars in the action drama BEAST OF BURDERN. 

Costarring Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer, BEAST OF BURDERN opens in limited release on this past Friday.

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Actor Benicio del Toro, set to executive produce a documentary about the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta. 

The ACADEMY AWARD Winner once portrayed the lawyer and activist, nicknamed Dr. Gonzo in the 1998 big screen adaptation of FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.  According to Variety, the new doc, titled RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO, is slated to premiere on PBS next month.  

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DVD Tuesday – Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return in the comedy sequel DADDY’S HOME 2, out today on BluRay and DVD. 

And, based on a true story, an art dealer befriends a homeless man, played by jimon Hounsou…ANDThe friendship changes both men’s lives forever.  Greg Kinnear stars in the inspirational drama SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME.

Also out (THIS WEEK) a young girl finds mischief and adventure DURING THE summer on the outskirts of Disney World. Supporting actor Wilem Defoe picked up an Oscar nomination in this film titled The Florida Project.

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CBS, moving forward with a new competition series from Survivor Executive producer Mark Burnett.  It’s called T-K-O. 

The show will feature one player racing through obstacles while the other contestants man battle stations in an attempt to knock them off or slow them down.  The top two competitors will then face off in a final showdown for a cash prize.  The program, slated to premiere on the eye network this summer.

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She’s a sixteen-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every 24 hours. 

The two work every day to find each other, but the more they fall for one another, the more the realities of their strange situation take a toll.  Based on the bestselling novel, Angourie Rice stars in the romantic drama EVERY DAY. 

 Costarring Justice Smith, EVERY DAY opened on Friday.

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The second installment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise is still four months from release, but now Universal Pictures is moving forward with JURASSIC WORLD 3. 

Director Colin Trevorrow is returning to co-write the project.  The film HAS already BEEN slated WITH A PREMIERE DATE…IT’LL BE the summer of 2021, meanwhile JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM opens this June.

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She’s an expert biologist whose military husband disappeared…only to be discovered some time later but completely changed. 

So Lena joins an expedition into the environmental disaster zone where he vanished, discovering once she gets there that the laws of nature don’t apply.  Natalie Portman stars in the dramatic fantasy ANNIHILATION. 

 Costarring Oscar Isaac and Jennifer Jason Leigh, ANNIHILATION opened Friday.

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o set to star in a film adaptation of THE DAILY SHOW host Trevor Noah’s autobiography  TITLED BORN A CRIME. 

The actress will portray Noah’s mom, who played a central role in his formative years. The coming-of-age story will follow the comedian’s childhood in South Africa as the world around him was affected by Apartheid.

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They’re a happily married couple and they meet their friends once a week for trivia and board games.

But this time around, the host of all the fun arranges a murder mystery party, and before long the charade shifts into reality.  Jason Bateman stars and he says he brought some personal experience to the action comedy GAME NIGHT. 

 Costarring Kyle Chandler and Rachel McAdams, GAME NIGHT opened Friday.

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