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Ben Affleck's 'Live By Night' Moves To October, 2016; Diablo Cody's Meryl Streep Project Coming Summer 2015

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2014 9:03 PM
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Looks like some serious shuffling is happening down at the house of WB right now. Looking ahead at their 2016 and 2017 slate, Warner Bros. is making some moves—the most significant of which involves losing a key Christmas slot for December 2015 for Ben Affleck's next directorial project, "Live By Night," an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel.

Emily Blunt Will Solve 'Sister,' Adam Driver Joins Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 12:30 PM
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First up, Emily Blunt has joined the brewing mystery flick "Sister." Based on the novel by Rosamund Lupton—with the book repped not so coincidentally by Felicity Blunt, Emily's sister—the story "follows Beatrice (Blunt) as she investigates the death of her younger sister Tess, whose death is ruled a suicide by police. Convinced that her sister was murdered, Beatrice sets out to uncover the strange events leading up to Tess’ death, though she may pay a terrible price for the truth."

Kirsten Dunst Joins Joel Edgerton & Michael Shannon In Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 12, 2013 6:52 PM
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Depending on your own age, you'll be horrified in varying degrees by the revelation that 2014 marks Kirsten Dunst's 25th year in showbusiness. The actress—still only 31—made her debut in Woody Allen's segment of "New York Stories," before going on to notable early roles in "The Bonfire Of The Vanities," "Little Women" and most famously, "Interview With The Vampire." Her career's had its ups and downs over time, but with a Cannes Best Actress trophy for "Melancholia" a couple of years back, she's never been more respected. And in her biggest subsequent gig, she's just signed up with another Croisette-approved auteur.

Exclusive: Jeff Nichols Talks John Carpenter-Esque 'Midnight Special,' Wants To Make 'Tremors'-Style Film & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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Yesterday we sat down with Jeff Nichols, the talented indie filmmaker behind "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," and this week's "Mud" which stars Matthew McConaughey in another great post-career resurgence performance (more from our interview later this week). While we had him, we couldn't help but ask about an upcoming project he's already teased – a John Carpenter-esque chase movie called "Midnight Special." Nichols talked at length about the movie, its tone and mood, and what is compelling him to make it as well. The director also discussed "Mud" and a laundry list of projects and genres he'd like to tackle. And given his output thus far, there's little reason to doubt he'll achieve them all.

'Mud' & 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols Writing John Carpenter-Esque Project ‘Midnight Special'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 11:24 AM
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After making three distinct, small-scale films focusing on unique individuals caught in stories that could also be fables or fairy tales -- "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," the upcoming "Mud" -- Jeff Nichols seems to want to shift gears a bit. He was on Fox's shortlist to take over "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" before it went to Matt Reeves, and over the summer he signed on to helm teen genius tale "The Boy Who Played With Fusion." In short, it seems like Nichols wants to play a bit more with genre material, and indeed, he's writing something we might not expect from him.

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