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Cannes: Signature Picks Up Jodie Comer’s ‘The End We Start From’ for U.K. (Exclusive)

Signature Entertainment has acquired the U.K. and Irish rights to The End We Start From, starring Jodie Comer, from Anton. The feature is directed by BAFTA winner Mahalia Belo (The Long Song) from a script written by Alice Birch (Normal People, Dead Ringers) and based on the novel by Megan Hunter. The film is led […]

MIPTV: Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in TV Adaptation of Matt Haig Best-Seller ‘How to Stop Time’

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in a TV adaptation of Matt Haig’s best-selling novel How to Stop Time, playing the lead role of Tom Hazard. Tomas Alfredson, who directed Cumberbatch in 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is attached to helm the six-part series. DC Moore (Sky and AMC’s upcoming Mary & George, starring Julianne […]

Jeymes Samuel’s ‘The Book of Clarence’ Lands September Release Date

Jeymes Samuel’s star-packed The Book of Clarence will open in theaters Sept. 22, Sony announced Thursday. The Legendary Pictures movie is written and directed by the multihyphenate British filmmaker and singer-songwriter, who made his feature debut when helming the acclaimed 2021 Western The Harder They Fall. Inspired by Hollywood epics set in biblical times, Book […]

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Star Naomi Ackie Joins Laura Dern, Benedict Cumberbatch in Justin Kurzel Sci-Fi ‘Morning’ (Exclusive)

Fresh from her critically acclaimed lead performance in Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody and having filmed major roles in Bong Joon Ho’s much-anticipated Mickey 7 and Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut, Pussy Island, last year, Naomi Ackie has landed another starry feature. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the British actress — also a 2023 […]

‘She-Hulk’ Actor Rhys Coiro Prepared by Learning Practical Magic — and Watching Every MCU Film in Order

[This story contains spoilers from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode four.] One of Rhys Coiro’s earliest memories is standing at a Brooklyn newsstand in the late ’80s, picking out a Marvel comic. “I remember the smell of the newsprint,” the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law actor tells The Hollywood Reporter. “That Marvel time period of the […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Survival Film ‘The End We Start From,’ Starring Jodie Comer

Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Katherine Waterston have joined survival film The End We Start From, starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and directed by BAFTA-winning director Mahalia Belo (Ellen, Requiem, The Long Song). Based on the heart-wrenching novel by Megan Hunter and adapted for the screen by BAFTA-nominated Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession), the film […]

Spoiler Alert: How Hollywood Insiders Like Dwayne Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch Really Feel About Reveals, Leaks and Broken NDAs

On the morning of June 23, just hours before Thor: Love and Thunder’s world premiere at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, Walt Disney Co. senior publicist Marshall Weinbaum tweeted a polite request for discretion to the first audience to take in Taika Waititi’s new Marvel Studios effort. “Let’s please (please, please) be respectful in our tweets […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Soars Past $800M Globally

Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has raced past the $800 million mark at the global box office in a notable feat. The Marvel and Disney tentpole finished Sunday with $803.2 million in worldwide ticket sales to rank as the No. 2 Hollywood film of the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Beats ‘Downton Abbey’ Sequel as Older Adults Remain Skittish

In another universe — i.e., before the pandemic — Downton Abbey the movie blew away all expectations when opening to $31 million in September 2019, a record best for specialty house Focus Features. Much has changed in the time since. The 2019 big-screen adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ hit British TV series was fueled by moviegoers […]

Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Peasants’ Revolt for Paul Greengrass Period Drama ‘The Hood’

Paul Greengrass is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in upcoming period drama The Hood, sources close to the project have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Greengrass, the film is set to take place during the Peasants’ Revolt, a major uprising that took part across large parts of England in 1381 in response to […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Snags $61M as ‘Firestarter’ Flames Out

Marvel Studios and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, finished its second weekend with nearly $700 million in global ticket sales. Directed by Sam Raimi, the sequel grossed $61 million from 4,534 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $291.9 million. The film dipped 67 percent from its $187 million […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Screenwriter Michael Waldron Shares Some Insight Into Film’s Most Unbelievable Moments

[The following story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.] Now that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been released to the tune of $507 million worldwide, many questions have been answered, but many more still remain. Is John Krasinski a lock to reprise his role as Reed Richards in […]