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CS Video: Interviews with the American Assassin Cast

Interviews with the American Assassin cast

Interviews with the American Assassin cast

ComingSoon.net got a chance to talk to the American Assassin cast, and you can watch our interviews with Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, and Shiva Negar in the player below! The film is based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Cuesta (Kill The MessengerHomelandL.I.E.) from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz, the action-adventure also stars Taylor Kitsch.

American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War.

Published by Atria Books and in mass market paperback by Pocket Books, both imprints of Simon & Schuster, “American Assassin” is one of fifteen novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. Every single one has been a New York Times best-seller, the three most recent entries have been number one New York Times best-sellers, and the series has sold nearly 20 million copies to date.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Deepwater Horizon, Salt) and Nick Wechsler (The Road, Magic Mike) are producing the film. CBS Films and Lionsgate will release American Assassin in theaters on September 15, 2017.

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Disney to Donate $2.5 Million to Hurricane Irma Relief

Disney to donate $2.5 million to relief efforts for Hurricane Irma

Disney to donate $2.5 million to relief efforts for Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney Company has committed $2.5 million to help relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma, according to Business Wire. The donation will help aid humanitarian relief across Florida, the Caribbean and other places that Hurricane Irma has affected. The American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and other nonprofit organizations will be supported by the money. Donations from Disney employees to eligible relief organizations will be matched by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.

RELATED: Disney and KTRK-TV Houston commit to $1M for hurricane Harvey relief

“As millions of people now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together in the wake of these historic hurricanes, they need our help,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We’re donating $2.5 million to support relief and recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Irma. This is in addition to nearly $16 million we raised after Hurricane Harvey to help ensure storm victims have the support needed to recover and rebuild.”

The donation comes after Disney raised almost $16 million to help relief after Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston, TX and the surrounding areas. The number includes donations to the American Red Cross, employee donation matching and money raised across the company though initiatives, social media outreach, campaigns in Disney Stores and more.

Disney also participated in Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, with ABC broadcasting in partnership with other media companies this evening. According to the site, during Hurricane Irma, Walt Disney World (which closed its park for a few days) and the Disney Cruise Line donated meals, provided storage and power utility vehicles, bedding for shelters and housing for first responders.

If you’d like to donate to Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, you can do it on their official website by clicking here.

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Vikings Season 6: History Renews Hit Series

History orders 20-episode Vikings season 6 with Katheryn Winnick to make directorial debut

History orders 20-episode Vikings season 6, with Katheryn Winnick to make directorial debut

History has ordered Vikings season 6 over two months before the premiere of season 5. In addition, star Katheryn Winnick is set to make her directorial debut. Vikings season 6 will have 20 episodes with one directed by Winnick. Production is slated to begin this fall in Ireland. In addition, Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky has been cast in a lead role. Kozlovsky will play Oleg The Prophet, “a 10th century Varangian prince who ruled the Rus’ people,” according to Deadline.

The previously ordered 20 episode fifth season will air in two parts, beginning with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, November 29 at 9PM ET/PT followed by eight episodes airing every Wednesday at 9PM ET/PT. The remaining ten episodes of season five are slated to air in 2018.

“Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming for History. “Michael Hirst has only scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two seasons.”

Winnick’s role as Lagertha has garnered her a “Best Supporting Actress” nomination at the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Awards and a “Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress” nomination at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Winnick most recently appeared in the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower opposite Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Next up she will star opposite John Travolta in the upcoming film Cigarette.

The news about Vikings season 6 comes days after a DNA test proved that the remains of a 10th century Viking era decorated warrior were that of a female. According to History.com, her grave was filled with weapons including “a sword, armor-piercing arrows, a battle knife, an axe, a spear and two shields, indicating that the skeleton was likely that of a warrior.” 

What do you guys think about History ordering Vikings season 6? Are you excited for season 5? Let us know @ComingSoonnet.

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Wonder Woman Co-Writer Jason Fuchs on Board for Robotech

The Andy Muschietti-directed Robotech film has added Wonder Woman co-writer Jason Fuchs

The Andy Muschietti-directed Robotech film has added Wonder Woman co-writer Jason Fuchs

Sony Pictures has brought Wonder Woman co-writer Jason Fuchs on board to write their film based on the 1980s anime series Robotech, according to DeadlineIT‘s Andy Muschietti will direct the film and Muschietti’s producing partner (and sister) Barbara Muschietti will produce the film alongside Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton.

RELATED: IT director Andy Muschietti tapped to helm Robotech

Robotech debuted in the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Productions. A peculiar science fiction amalgamation, the show re-edited and re-wrote the dialogue of three Japanese anime series (The Super Dimension Fortress MacrossSuper Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA) to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.

A sprawling sci-fi epic, Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship’s energy source known as “protoculture,” and the planet’s survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.

Nunnari and Canton previously announced they would “bring their modern sensibility to the tentpole, reintroducing today’s audiences to the Robotech universe.” The film has had a number of filmmakers and writers attached previously, including James Wan (Furious 7Aquaman), Nic Mathieu, and Akiva Goldsman. Fuchs co-wrote the story for the massive hit film Wonder Woman alongside Zack Snyder and Allan Heinsberg.

What do you think of Wonder Woman‘s Jason Fuchs joining director Andy Muschietti for the Robotech film? Were you a fan of the series in the 1980s? We want to hear from you! Let us know @ComingSoonnet.

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

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Alec Baldwin to Play John DeLorean in Documentary

Alec Baldwin will play John DeLorean in scripted scenes in an untitled documentary

Alec Baldwin will play John DeLorean in scripted scenes in an untitled documentary

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night LiveThe Departed) will play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes for XYZ Films’ Untitled John DeLorean documentary. Supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast. Baldwin’s hair and makeup team from Saturday Night Live have also been enlisted to transform him into the iconic automobile maker.

The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (The Art of the StealLast Days HereBatman & Bill) and produced by Tamir Ardon, XYZ Films and 9.14 Pictures and backed by Ingenious. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly. Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically, and the film is scheduled to be released in 2018.

A documentary fused with narrative scenes, this portrait of John Z. DeLorean covers the enigmatic automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking fall from grace. Interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family who knew him best are interspersed with dramatized vignettes, including a performance by Alec Baldwin – as they all endeavor in their own ways to uncover the real DeLorean.

“We are so honored to have the opportunity to explore the complex character of John Z. DeLorean with the legendary Alec Baldwin. As longtime fans, we cannot wait to see DeLorean through the lens of Alec’s immense talent and sharp intellect. We’re confident this collaboration will lead to an exciting film about a mysterious, misunderstood automotive icon,” said Argott and Joyce.

“One of the original intentions of the project was to dissect John DeLorean via traditional documentary research and by exploring previously un-produced John DeLorean narrative projects that never got off the ground,“ said Ardon. “With the help of Alec Baldwin transformed into John DeLorean, we can achieve that original goal in a very meta way where fact and fiction intertwine.”

Are you guys excited to see Alec Baldwin play John DeLorean? Let us know @ComingSoonnet.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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AHS: Cult Ratings: 2nd Most-Watched Basic Cable Show of 2017

AHS: Cult Ratings: 2nd Most-Watched Basic Cable Show of 2017

AHS: Cult ratings make it 2nd most-watched basic cable show of 2017

Following the premiere of the series last week, FX has released the American Horror Story: Cult ratings and the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology series, from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, drew 4.56 million Adults 18-49 and 6.91 million Total Viewers for its premiere telecast (Tuesday, September 5, 10 PM-11:07 PM) on a Live+3 basis. Including two encore telecasts and all non-linear data currently available, AHS: Cult premiered to 9.01 million Total Viewers.

The premiere of AHS: Cult is the second most-watched basic cable entertainment program of 2017 year-to-date in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers – behind only The Walking Dead (AMC).

American Horror Story: Cult returns to FX tonight, Tuesday, September 12, at 10 PM ET/PT with Episode 2 – “Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark.” The episode was written by Tim Minear and directed by Liza Johnson.

American Horror Story: Cult cast members include Sarah Paulson as Ally Mayfair-Richards, Evan Peters as Kai Anderson, Cheyenne Jackson as Dr. Rudy Vincent, Billie Lourd as Winter Anderson, and Alison Pill as Ivy Mayfair-Richards. Additional cast members include Emma Roberts, Adina Porter, Billy Eichner, and Colton Haynes. Ryan Murphy previously revealed that Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show will return, and that Lena Dunham will have a role in one episode of the season.

The sixth installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke, recently received four Emmy Award nominations in the hairstyling, makeup and sound editing categories. The American Horror Story franchise has received 28 Emmy nominations and four wins over its previous six seasons. It is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

American Horror Story was renewed for two more seasons back in January.

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Walt Disney Studios Sets Release Dates for Aladdin, Artemis Fowl, and More

Walt Disney Studios Sets Release Dates for Aladdin, Artemis Fowl, and More

Walt Disney Studios sets release dates for Aladdin, Artemis Fowl, and more

Walt Disney Studios has made some adjustments to their upcoming release calendar as well as a few reveals.

First up is the previously dated Magic Camp, which was set for an April 6, 2018 release and is now unset from the calendar completely. The film stars Adam Devine, Gillian Jacobs and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor. It centers on a summer camp for aspiring young magicians with Devine as Andy, a former camper whose flailing career as a magician has forced him to return to the camp as a counselor.

Next is a previously-untitled Disney Fairy Tale on August 3, 2018, which has been revealed to be the Untitled Christopher Robin Project. Directed by Marc Forster, the film will star Ewan McGregor as a grown-up version of the character from the Winnie the Pooh stories. He’s joined by Hayley Atwell in the film.

Star Wars: Episode IX, now with director J.J. Abrams behind the camera, has officially left its May 24, 2019 release date and will debut December 20, 2019. Disney didn’t leave the May release date open, however, officially slotting Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin on the Memorial Day weekend slot. The film’s cast includes Oscar nominee Will Smith as the Genie, with Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar,

Next up is another previously-announced “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale” with the long-anticipated adaptation of Artemis Fowl set to arrive on August 9, 2019. Kenneth Branagh signed on to direct the film back in 2015.

Finally, another “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale” has been revealed as being titled Nicole and the film will arrive on November 8, 2019. The film stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader and tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter who must take over the family business after he retires.

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TIFF 2017 Review: Let the Corpses Tan

Let the Corpses Tan

Let the Corpses Tan: Kinetic style-soaked thriller from the makers of Amer

Let the Corpses Tan, the latest style overload immersion into Eurotrash fetish excess from husband and wife filmmaker Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet is, aesthetically, more of the same sort of stuff they’ve been supplying fans for almost a decade. If you’ve seen their breakthrough film Amer and its follow-up The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, you know what we mean. Taking the motifs and moments and rhythms and iconography from European genre films of the 1970s and literally remixing them with new narratives and subtext, Cattet and Forzani are at this point untouchable. It’s not fair to lump them in with other filmmakers who mine and mimic the same period, people like Quentin Tarantino or Rob Zombie; because this duo are artists doing something different, something far more abstract, more elemental and organic and avant garde. Their films are admirably dedicated to being so focused on style over story that they often become a challenge to stick with, especially for the average viewer simply seeking a bit of escapism. But like their first films, if you do stick with Let the Corpses Tan, you probably won’t ever forget it.

While Cattet And Forzani have previously exclusively mined the giallo style of Italian genre picture, Let the Corpses Tan is a wild riff on the poliziotteschi, the Mediterranean police thriller and the traditional, sun-baked Spaghetti Western with more than a dash of Alejandro Jodorowsky weirdness. The push to place the action outside of the urgent and claustrophobic interior worlds of the giallo pays off as this is probably the most delirious and earthy film of the trio.The film, based on the 1971 French pulp novel, sees a writer and artist (Marc Barbe) living in a beautifully ruined home in Corsica with his craggy-face girlfriend (Elina Lownesjohn). Soon, a tribe of gangsters shows up to wreck their boozy zen, along with a pair of bikers and later, the writer’s wife, nanny and young son. Tensions mount and soon, everyone is shooting each other. And scene.

But it’s not the plot one should focus on when absorbing this madcap orgy of gunshots, paint explosions, surrealism (love the Bondian gold girl at the header), Jess Franco-worthy hyper zooms and sweat and blood and fluids. No, the only hope you’ll have of truly embracing the film is to take it as a moving comic book, with each panel an explosion of fetishized, switchblade-edited violence and exaggerated cool. Of course, this is a comic book with a soundtrack and, like Cattet and Forzani’s other movies, the music is a melange of music, much of it from other films and at least one track composed by the secret handshake of the Italian genre movie, Ennio Morricone.

Is Let the Corpses Tan a good movie? That’s a stupid question. It defies such facile classifications. It’s a Cattet and Forzani film, a perverse, kinetic shot of celluloid psychosis that doesn’t give a damn what your expectations are or what popular tastes demand. It just exists to kick you in the teeth. We suggest you let it do just that. Thank us later.

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