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Adam Sandler is being eyed to replace Jonah Hill in Josh and Benny Safdie’s ‘Uncut Gems’

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Indeed, you read that headline correctly: Adam Sandler is reportedly being eyed to replace Jonah Hill in the lead role of Josh and Benny Safdie’s upcoming Diamond District-based thriller Uncut Gems, which A24 secured the worldwide rights to at Cannes last May. The news was buried in a report about Sandler and Jennifer Anniston reuniting for an action-comedy over at Netflix, but that’s way less exciting, right?

Anyway, it’s unclear as to why Hill is dropping out of Uncut Gems, but, if his IMDb page is any indication, he’s a pretty busy guy at the moment. Hill has three projects in pre-production right now, including The Beach Bum and How to Train Your Dragon 3, and it looks his directorial debut Mid ’90s, which stars Katherine Waterson and Lucas Hedges, is currently in post-production.

If Sandler does end up take Hill’s part in Uncut Gems, he will be playing Howard Ratner, the central character in a story set in what is described as the unscrupulous, fast-paced world of the New York City Diamond District. Specific plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but whatever the Safdie brothers have tucked up their sleeves is sure to be one hell of a story.

Uncut Gems will see the Safdies reunite with their Good Time and Heaven Knows What scribe Ronald Bronstein, as well as producers Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will also be producing under their Scott Rudin Productions banner, while Martin Scorsese (yes, the Martin Scorsese) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will be serving as executive producers. A release date for the film has yet to be announced.

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Keanu Reeves does a lot of killing, ass-kicking in the latest ‘John Wick 3: Parabellum’ trailer

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Lionsgate dropped a new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum this morning and, as you probably already guessed, this movie still looks cool as hell and continues to appear to be very much my shit. I will never get tired of this series.

The latest installment in the John Wick Cinematic Universe™ follows Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman as he tries to outrun a group of assassins hot on his tail after killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild known as the High Table.

The thing is, John has a $14 million price tag on his head, so these hit men and women trying to hunt him down are going to stop at nothing until they secure the bag and, quite frankly, I guess I can’t blame them. $14 million is a lot of bread, folks.

Parabellum finds Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first John Wick along with David Leitch in 2014 before going solo on the second movie, back behind the camera, working from a script written by series creator Derek Kolstad.

In addition to Reeves, this thing features one hell of an all-star cast that also includes the likes of Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Robin Lord Taylor, Asia Kate Dillon, Jason Mantzoukas, John Leguizamo, and Jerome Flynn.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will hit theaters on May 17.

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Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s next film

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Just one day after it was revealed that John David Washington had been cast as the lead in Christopher Nolan’s mysterious next film, Variety is back again with some more very exciting casting news regarding this project.

According to the trade, Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson have also joined the cast of the yet-to-titled film, which is set to be released on July 17, 2020, so mark your calendars accordingly, folks.

While not much is known about the project since it still in the early stages at this point, one insider told Variety that the film is “a massive, innovative action blockbuster” and, like many of Nolan’s previous films, will once again be shown in big, beautiful IMAX.

Debicki absolutely stole the show in Steve McQueen’s star-studded female heist thriller Widows last November and Pattinson has been taking on so many incredibly interesting, complex roles in recent years with films like Safdie brothers’ Good Time and, more recently, Claire Denis’ High Life.

With those two now on board a project that already has the likes of Christopher Nolan and John David Washington involved, I’m already 100% sold on this movie even though I literally no idea what the hell it’s about or what it’s even called. When do tickets go on sale?

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ teaser trailer reveals Tarantino’s star-studded ninth film

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Yes, the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is finally here. Yes, it’s fucking incredible and everything I was hoping it would be. Yes, I take back everything I said about that god-awful poster Sony released a few days ago. No, I will not stop clicking the replay button.

It’s the summer of 1969 in good ol’ Los Angeles, California where Western TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) are struggling to navigate their way through a Hollywood that they hardly recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor: actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).

While we don’t get to see much of Robbie in this trailer, we do get a hell of a lot of DiCaprio and Pitt, who appear to be having a blast in their respective roles, especially the latter, who we see getting a Kung Fu lesson from Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) at one point—that line about manslaughter damn near killed me!

With a cast that also includes the likes of Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Nicholas Hammond, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson, and Emile Hirsch, it’s tough not to be excited for Tarantino’s latest, which may have just skyrocketed to the top of my most anticipated for the rest of the year list thanks to this trailer.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters on July 26. You can check out the newly released trailer below.

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