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Anthony Mackie to Star In and Produce Action Film ‘The Ogun’ at Netflix



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“Avengers” star Anthony Mackie will star in and produce an action film at Netflix called “The Ogun” that will find him traversing the criminal underground in Nigeria to rescue his kidnapped daughter.

Mackie will produce and star in the film from Madison Turner, a former stuntman-turned-screenwriter. No director has been set on the film.

Mackie plays Xavier Rhodes (not the NFL defensive star) in “The Ogun,” a man who brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her. But when his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late, testing his powers to the limit.

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Mark Ruffalo is Ryan Reynolds’ dad (in a Netflix movie about time travel)

It’s been months since we heard about Ryan Reynolds’ time travel movie for Netflix, which we learned back in April will be about a guy who goes back in time to stop some villain, interacting with both himself as a teenager and his now-deceased father along the way, and now The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the rest of the film’s surprisingly famous cast. For starters, Mark Ruffalo will be playing Reynolds’ father, a “brilliant physicist” of some kind, with a kid named Walker Scobell playing young Reynolds in what is apparently his “first professional gig.”



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Catherine Keener will also be there, playing a bad guy who stole “powerful technology” from Papa Ruffalo, with Alex Mallari Jr. playing her villainous sidekick. Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Garner will also be there, but THR doesn’t say who they’ll be playing. Maybe regular-age versions

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Could Netflix Deliver a Glow Movie? Why Alison Brie Feels a “Little Pessimistic” About It

Alison Brie isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to Ruth Wilder.

Glow Canceled After Renewal By Netflix Due To COVID-19

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In October, Netflix confirmed the cancelation of Glow despite having previously renewed the series for season four back in 2019. The reason? COVID-19. As a Netflix spokesperson said at the time, the virus “makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging.”

The cancelation left Glow with a ton of unexplored and open-ended storylines, which have some fans hoping for a full-length film as the ultimate sendoff. During a recent interview with The Playlist’s The Fourth Wall podcast, Brie, 37, revealed that she’s totally onboard for that idea.

“I certainly think a movie could tie everything up,” she said. “Our creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, are incredible writers. And they’re so devoted to these characters that they created.

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Sophia Loren’s Return To Movies In ‘The Life Ahead’ Lands In Top 10 Of All Netflix Offerings In First Week Of Release In 37 Countries

EXCLUSIVE: Theatres may be closing again at a rapid pace, but the power of being on Netflix during this worldwide pandemic  certainly appears to be good news for those whose awards hopeful films have been debuting on the streaming service at virtually a weekly pace.

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For cinema legend  Sophia Loren that means the biggest opening of her seven decade career.  Returning to feature films for the first time since a supporting turn in Nine a decade ago, and her first leading role in much longer than that, her new movie The Life Ahead directed by her son Edoardo Ponti has hit the top ten of all Netflix offerings  over its first week in 37 countries  including the U.S. , Italy, Spain,  Romania, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Poland,  Greece,  France, and Brazil among others. The Italian language film has won critical acclaim

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Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square Review: An Earnest Netflix Film

Dolly Parton’s no stranger to being the center of attention, a place she’s determinedly, deliberately put herself throughout the decades of her legendary career. In recent years, though, the conversation surrounding Parton has become one spoken in awed wonder about just how thoroughly she’s charmed people from all walks of life — and more impressively, how little that’s changed even now with the country so intensely divided that getting anyone to agree on basic facts has become its own infuriating game of politics. Parton is, as Lauren Michele Jackson recently wrote for “The New Yorker,” “loved for being loved, and loved transcendentally…A Dolly Parton concert is like a local census, bringing together peoples across lines of race, gender, sexuality, and, miraculously, political affiliation.”

In bringing a Christmas musical to Netflix, a streaming network that reaches nearly 200 million subscribers across the world, Parton’s cannily universal brand goes into holly jolly

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Movie-lovers in India Are in For a Treat! Netflix Announces Free Streaming on These Dates, Know Here Details



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New Delhi: Streaming giant Netflix has made its platform free for December 5 and 6 weekend in India. All the movie-lovers in India who don’t have a subscription to the OTT platform can tune in from 12 midnight on December 5 and watch all the blockbuster films, the biggest series, award-winning documentaries and reality shows for two days. Notably, this came days after the OTT company announced plans to give its users in India access to free streaming for a weekend. “We think that giving away everyone in a country access to Netflix for free for a weekend could be a great way to expose a bunch of new people to the amazing stories that we have, the service and how it works,” Greg Peters, COO and Chief Product Officer at Netflix, said during the
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Netflix Signs Distribution Pact With SF Studios

Netflix has signed a distribution deal with SF Studios to strengthen its offering of local film content in the Nordic region. Under the pact, SF Studios will have its local and international films launch on Netflix following their runs in theaters and on video entertainment.

SF Studios’ broad library is also part of the deal. SF Studios and Netflix have been collaborating on the production of the feature film “Red Dot” and the original series “Snabba Cash.” The agreement becomes effective in 2021.

“We are very pleased to be able to expand our collaboration with Netflix to also include the distribution of our Nordic and international films,” said Fredrik Warstedt, EVP of acquisition and licensing at SF Studios. “Both parties have the same view of the potential for Nordic film through our previous collaboration on the productions of ‘Red Dot’ and ‘Snabba Cash,’” said Warstedt.

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Shawn Levy And His 21 Laps Sign Overall Netflix Film Deal And Expand TV Pact In Nine-Figure Tie-Up

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After spending more then a decade calling 20th Century Fox home, Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps production banner have found a new home. Sources tell Deadline that, after considering several offers, Levy and 21 Laps Entertainment has signed a first-look deal for features with Netflix as well as extending his current TV overall deal. 21 Laps is run by Levy and partners Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, as well as the President of 21 Laps Television Josh Barry.

Sources say the deal is a five-year first look for film and exclusive for TV and was in the nine-figure range.

Insiders say the deal is not only well earned but also rare, and rivals J.J. Abrams’ recent deal with WarnerMedia given that non-writing producers, which Levy is on for shows like Stranger Things, don’t typically get these deals. The exceptions have been the

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‘Stranger Things’ Producer Shawn Levy Signs First-Look Feature Deal With Netflix, Expands TV Pact

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Netflix has signed “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps Entertainment to a first-look deal for features and extended his current television overall deal.

Levy signed his overall TV deal with Netflix in 2017, a year after “Stranger Things” became a hit for Netflix. The series has been renewed for an upcoming fourth season and has made stars out of its cast members, including Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and others. In the feature world, Levy is best known for directing and producing the “Night at the Museum” franchise. He was nominated for a best picture Oscar as a producer for “Arrival.”

Netflix said Thursday that 21 Laps Entertainment has become one of its most prolific producers, with over half a dozen series in production and more than 15 additional series and films in active development. The company’s current

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‘Palm Springs’, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Top Movie And Series Nominations For Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards; Netflix Lands 35 Nods

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After creating the Critics Choice Awards for both movies and television achievements, plus spinoff shows for the best in documentaries and reality TV, the Critics Choice Association on Thursday announced nominees for its latest awards-show venture, the Critics Choice Super Awards. Designed to honor popular forms of entertainment for both movies and series, the virtual pre-recorded television presentation honoring superhero, science fiction/fantasy, horror, action and animation will air Sunday, January 10, 2021 on the CW as a two-hour special at 8 pm ET/PT.

Leading the pack for movies is Hulu and Neon’s Palm Springs, a time-loop comedy that scored five nominations including for stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti and J.K.Simmons, as well as Best Science Fiction/Fantasy movie. A host of films followed close behind with four nominations including Birds of Prey (Warner Bros), Freaky (Universal), Onward (Disney+), Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount), The Hunt

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