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B O X   O F F I C E
who made money last week
F I L M   N E W S
who made headlines last week
I N   T H E   U K . . .
  1. = BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  2. = A STAR IS BORN
  3. > THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
  4. = SMALLFOOT
  5. = JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN
  6. = GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
  7. – HALLOWEEN
  8. =VENOM
  9. > SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ
  10. > PETERLOO
Still showing: JULIET, NAKED. MIRAI. THE HATE U GIVE. FIRST MAN. DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT. AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN. UTOYA - JULY 22. THE GUILTY. BAD REPUTATION. POSSUM.

I N   T H E   U S . . .
  1. > BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  2. > THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
  3. > NOBODY'S FOOL
  4. A STAR IS BORN
  5. – HALLOWEEN
  6. VENOM
  7. + SMALLFOOT
  8. – GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
  9. – HUNTER KILLER
  10. THE HATE U GIVE
Still showing: A PRIVATE WAR. FIRST MAN. NIGHT SCHOOL. SUSPIRIA. JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN. 1985. BURNING. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? WILDLIFE. AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN.
 
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dicaprio
depp
holmes
johnson
schaal

D A T E L I N E :   2 8   O C T O B E R . . .

Emma Thompson is joining the cast of HOW TO BUILD A GIRL, based on the autobiographical novel about an overweight teen (Beanie Feldstein) in 1993 who escapes her hometown and reinvents herself as a music critic. Costars include Chris O'Dowd, Alfie Allen and Paddy Considine.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are reuniting for KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, based on the bestselling novel set around a series of murders on Native American land in 1920 Oklahoma. Eric Roth is writing the script.
Johnny Depp will play photographer W Eugene Smith in MINAMATA, which traces Smith's life from his time as a soldier in World War II to his return to Japan to cover a devastating mercury poisoning. Andrew Levitas is directing.
Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald are joining the cast of I AM WOMAN, a biopic tracing the rise of 1970s singer Helen Reddy (Hotel Mumbai's Tilda Cobham-Hervey), who moved from Australia to New York then Los Angeles to become a star. Unjoo Moon is directing.
Katie Holmes has landed the lead role in THE BOY 2, a sequel to the 2016 horror film that centres on another film unaware of the creepy history of their new home. William Brent Bell and Stacey Menear are returning as director and writer, respectively.
Don Johnson is joining the cast of KNIVES OUT, a present-day whodunit starring Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and Ana De Armas. Writer-director Rian Johnson starts filming next month.
Ken Jeong, Adrien Brody, Ray Liotta, Dean Norris and Travis Fimmel are joining the cast of EL TONTO, a satire starring Charlie Day as a mute simpleton who is inadvertently thrust into Hollywood stardom. The cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Jason Sudeikis, John Malkovich, Edie Falco and Jillian Bell. Day is also directing.
Kristen Schaal has joined Dave Bautista in MY SPY, about a tough-guy CIA operative who goes undercover to protect a precocious 9-year-old girl. Costars include Ken Jeong, Patisa Fitz-Henly and Chloe Coleman. Director Peter Segal is currently filming in Toronto.
Toby Kebbell will play journalist James Wright Foley in the true-life drama DANIEL, which follows Danish photographer Daniel Rye (Esben Smed) who was captured in Syria and held with Foley for nearly 400 days. Foley was beheaded. Neils Arden Oplev is directing from a script by Anders Thomas Jensen.
And Jean-Marc Vallee will direct a biopic about John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which will set out to tell the story of their life together warts and all. The script is by Anthony McCarten, and Ono is producing.

dench
steinfeld
pattinson
obrien
davis
bichir

D A T E L I N E :   2 4   O C T O B E R . . .

Judi Dench will play the ruler Deuteronomy in CATS, the long-awaited adaptation of the iconic stage musical. Costars include Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and James Cordon. Tom Hooper is directing.


Hailee Steinfeld will star in, produce and sing some songs in IDOL, the story of a young woman who chases her desire to become a popstar by becoming the assistant to a singing icon. The script is by Matt King.
Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance and Johnny Depp will star in WATING FOR THE BARBARIANS, based on the JM Coetzee novel about a magistrate in a colonial country who questions the imperial power's cruel actions. Director Ciro Guerra starts filming in Morocco this week.
Dylan O'Brien will head back into the post-apocalypse for MONSTER PROBLEMS., a road movie about a teen trying to cross a monster-infested countryside to get the girl of his dreams. Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) is directing.
Sharlto Copley, Michael Pitt and Anna Brewster will join Edgar Ramirez in THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME, based on the graphic novel about a final solution to terrorism and criminality, as America begins broadcasting a signal that makes it impossible for people to break the law. Olivier Megaton is directing.
Geena Davis and Joan Chen are joining Jessica Chastain in EVE, a drama about a black ops agent. Costars include Colin Farrell, Common, John Malkovich and Diana Silvers. Tate Taylor is directing.
Dermot Mulroney will star in TRICK, a horror thriller that reteams director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine). It's about a detective chasing serial killer who attacks a different small town every year.
Demian Bichir is the latest new cast member for GODZILLA VS KONG, the next match-up in the giant monster series, following next year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Costars include Millie Bobby Brown, Zhang Ziyi, Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry and Kyle Chandler. Adam Wingard is directing.
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) will star in the musical THE SHAGGS, based on the true story of the musically inept Wiggin Sisters, who in 1968 released one of the most notorious rock albums in history. Ken Kwapis is directing.
And Robert Patrick is joining the starry cast of THE LAUNDROMAT, Steven Soderbergh's film about the Panama Papers. Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer, Will Forte, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Parnell and James Cromwell costar.

knightley
elba
sarandon
jordan
kaluuya
woodley

D A T E L I N E :   2 1   O C T O B E R . . .

Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley will team up for MISBEHAVIOUR, a comedy-drama based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World competition, which Bob Hope was hosting in the UK when it was disrupted by female rights activists.


Idris Elba will play the villainous Macavity in the CATS movie, based on the long-running Broadway musical. The film also stars Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Laurie Davidson. Tom Hooper is directing.
Susan Sarandon is joining BLACKBIRD, after Diane Keaton had to drop out. Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Rainn Wilson, Sam Neill and Lindsay Duncan star in the remake of a Danish film about a terminally ill woman who brings her children and their families together one last time. Roger Michell is directing.
Michael B Jordan will play an assassin in THE SILVER BEAR, a potential franchise starter based on the novel about a hitman who never misses. Then he's assigned to kill his father, a congressman who is running for president. The script is by Frank Baldwin.
Daniel Kaluuya, Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Phillips and Leslie Caron will voice characters in a new animated version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, which is about a Victorian family putting on their annual toy theatre version of the Dickens classic. Jacqui and David Morris are directing.
Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan and Matthew Gray Gubler will star in a new film by Drake Doremus. It's about a woman going through a series of loves, relationships and surprises over the course a year. Filming started this week in Los Angeles.
Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chris Parnell, James Cromwell and Melissa Rauch are joining the cast of Steven Soderberg's THE LAUNDROMAT, about illegal tax evasion schemes as revealed in the Panama Papers. The film also stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer and Will Forte.
Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke and Vince Vaughn will star in ARKANSAS, about two petty drug runners who find themselves facing the wrath of their fearsome mafioso kingpin. Duke is also writing and directing, with production kicking off this week.
Carmen Ejogo, Emma Greenwell and Theo Rossi will star in the psychological thriller RATTLESNAKE, about a single mother who accepts a mysterious woman's help to save her daughter after a snakebite, when finds herself required to repay her debt by killing a stranger.
And in addition to the third CONJURING film, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will also appear in the third spin-off ANNABELLE movie. The story centres on their characters' daughter, played by Mckenna Grace. Writer Gary Dauberman is making his directing debut.

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NEWS SOURCES: Dark Horizons. Digital Spy. The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline. The Wrap. BBC. IMDb. Rotten Tomatoes.
ALSO: Ain't It Cool News. British Film Institute. CNN. Empire. Entertainment Weekly. Evening Standard.
Film Threat. The Guardian. indieWire. Screen International. Sight and Sound. Variety.

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