Bruce Willis to star alongside Jaime King in new thriller

Bruce Willis will star alongside Jaime King in an upcoming thriller as part of his new three-movie deal with Emmett/Furla Films (EFF).The 65-year-old Hollywood veteran has worked with EFF co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla on 17 other films, inclu…

Bruce Willis will star alongside Jaime King in an upcoming thriller as part of his new three-movie deal with Emmett/Furla Films (EFF).

The 65-year-old Hollywood veteran has worked with EFF co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla on 17 other films, including 2018’s Acts of Violence and last year’s 10 Minutes Gone, and has signed a deal to make three more projects with them.

The first movie, titled Out of Death, will be directed by Mike Burns and written by Bill Lawrence. King, who also appeared in Sin City with the Die Hard star, will play a woman who witnesses four strangers committing a crime while on a hike, and enlists the help of Willis’ retired forest ranger to get justice.

The second of the three-movie deal is Run of the Hitman, also set to be helmed by Burns, with a script penned by Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Billy Jay. Willis will portray a hitman who has to stop a corrupt government official attempting to seize control of a mercenary organisation.

And the final film in the deal is Killing Field, based on an original script by Ross Peacock, and follows the story of a woman who has her life turned upside down when a cop and a pair of criminals arrive at her farm.

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue my relationship with Bruce for another three pictures and beyond,” Emmett said in a statement announcing the news, according to Deadline.

Willis is expected to start work on the movies once he’s finished shooting another EFF production, Midnight in the Switchgrass, which was forced to shut down after five days in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The film, which also stars Megan Fox, Emile Hirsch, and Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker, is expected to resume filming in Puerto Rico on 29 June.

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Luke Wilson joins Bruce Willis in Cosmic Sin

Luke Wilson has joined Bruce Willis’ upcoming sci-fi action adventure Cosmic Sin.The movie, written and directed by Corey Large and Edward Drake, follows a group of warriors and scientists who team up to try and save Earth from a hostile alien species,…

Luke Wilson has joined Bruce Willis’ upcoming sci-fi action adventure Cosmic Sin.

The movie, written and directed by Corey Large and Edward Drake, follows a group of warriors and scientists who team up to try and save Earth from a hostile alien species, who have their sights set on taking over the human race to create a futuristic society.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Frank Grillo has also been announced as another new addition to the cast, alongside Adelaide Kane, according to Deadline.

Earlier this month, it was revealed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star C.J. ‘Lana’ Perry was playing sniper Sol in the movie, a role that was originally written for a male actor.

She shared a behind-the-scenes look at filming the independent alien invasion movie in a video on her YouTube channel and revealed her character’s costume in the process.

“I have a really exciting announcement. I am doing a Bruce Willis film called Cosmic Sin. It is a sci-fi thriller where I play the baddest assassin in the galaxy,” Perry explained in the video. “I am fighting for humankind. I am the best warrior, the best sniper, the best assassin, and I’m fighting for humans to survive in the galaxy against aliens.”

Perry, who compared her character to Star Wars icons Han Solo and Princess Leia, said that because of her “phenomenal” acting talents, directors Large and Drake changed the role of Sol from male to female.

The newly announced members of the cast were added before the set was shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak and Cosmic Sin is now in post-production.

Lochlyn Munro and Brandon Thomas Lee are also starring in the flick, with Johnny Messner and Stephen Eads serving as executive producers.

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Tallulah Willis recreates mother Demi Moore’s iconic pixie cut

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”Alongside her mirror …

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.

The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”

Alongside her mirror selfie, Tallulah posted movie stills of her mother rocking the look to honour the actress further.

Demi, who debuted the infamous hairstyle in the 1990 romantic drama Ghost, shared her daughter’s snap on her own Instagram page.

“Like mother, like daughter,” the 57-year-old sweetly wrote.

Tallulah later posted another snap on her Instagram Stories of her rocking the retro cut, and acknowledged the obvious family resemblance by writing in the caption: “YUNG DEMMY THO (sic).”

Her older sister Rumer Willis gave the new ‘do her seal of approval by commenting: “So good,” while their sibling Scout Willis added: “Omg (oh my God) this is my new favorite photo of you, you are so beautiful i am shook and shaking.”

Actress Selma Blair also gushed over Tallulah’s “chic” new look, while American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson wrote, “Living for this hair.”

Last month, Tallulah opened up about her turbulent relationship with Demi during an episode of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith and discussed how she always felt detached from her mother because she chose to hold back things from her past.

“I think it always made me feel very far away from her. And (it) always made me feel like I didn’t know her very well. I knew she had a career, she met my dad, she grew up in New Mexico, but it was like that was it,” Tallulah explained in the emotional conversation.

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M. Night Shyamalan to write and direct two original movies for Universal

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is set to write and direct two original movies for Universal. Following the success of their recent collaborations – The Visit, Split, and Glass – the filmmaker has signed a new deal with Universal to make two currently unt…

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is set to write and direct two original movies for Universal.

Following the success of their recent collaborations – The Visit, Split, and Glass – the filmmaker has signed a new deal with Universal to make two currently untitled thrillers. The films will be released on 26 February 2021 and 17 February 2023.

“There are wonderful studios out there, but Universal has made it a mandate to release original films,” Shyamalan said in a statement. “They are the best at finding an audience for new stories with unexpected tones. I believe original films are crucial to the longevity of the theatrical experience. I am so excited to be working with them again and bringing new stories to the movie screen for years to come.”

When Universal Pictures representatives announced the partnership on Monday, president Peter Cramer heaped praise on The Sixth Sense director’s original vision.

“M. Night Shyamalan continues to create exciting, highly original stories that keep global audiences on the edge of their seats,” Cramer added. “There is no one like him: he is a master filmmaker working at the height of his powers, and we are honoured that he has once again chosen Universal to be the home for his next two incredible projects.”

Shyamalan, who is known for his supernatural themes and signature plot twists, most recently worked with Universal on Glass, a crossover of his earlier films Unbreakable and Split which starred James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson. It made almost $250 million (£202 million) worldwide from a $20 million (£16 million) budget when it was released earlier this year.

No information about the plots for the new movies was given. However, the 49-year-old will independently finance the projects, much like he did for The Visit, Split, and Glass.

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Rumer Willis promotes positivity online following struggles with body shaming

Rumer Willis tries to promote positivity on social media after she was subjected to cruel body shaming as a teenager.The actress, who is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is seeking to carve out her own Hollywood career and has had roles in …

Rumer Willis tries to promote positivity on social media after she was subjected to cruel body shaming as a teenager.

The actress, who is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is seeking to carve out her own Hollywood career and has had roles in TV shows such as Empire and Pretty Little Liars, as well as a brief appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

However, Rumer was a target of online bullying in the mid-2000s, and in an interview with HuffPost U.S., explained that she wants her Instagram page to be a pleasant place.

“I think the most important thing for me is doing my best to lead by example,” she said of the photo-sharing platform, on which she boasts 700,000 followers.

Rumer went on to explain that she is also fine with discussing her insecurities on social media and commented, “I still deal with insecurity and trying to figure out my own path in all of it.”

Elsewhere in the chat, the 30-year-old reflected on some of the worst criticism she received from bloggers and critics when she was growing up and noted that it has taken her a long time to move past the cruel words.

“They said I had a huge jaw. They said I had a ‘potato head.’ When you’re 14 or 15, I didn’t really understand having value in myself yet. My mind went to, ‘OK, so if I get skinny or if I dress the right way or present myself very hyper-sexually and dress this way, then I’ll be valued,'” the star recalled, before noting that she finds looking at childhood photos to be a good way to brush away any negative thoughts. “If I am watching myself talk negatively, I’m like, ‘Would you ever talk to a kid like that?'”

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Glass scores third week atop North American box office chart

Thriller Glass has made it three weeks as the number one movie in North America. The M. Night Shyamalan movie, which brings together characters from his previous films Unbreakable and Split, picked up another $9.5 million (£7.3 million) in its third …

Thriller Glass has made it three weeks as the number one movie in North America.

The M. Night Shyamalan movie, which brings together characters from his previous films Unbreakable and Split, picked up another $9.5 million (£7.3 million) in its third weekend on release to hold on to the box office title during the slow Super Bowl weekend (01-03Feb19), which was likely further impacted by the polar vortex sweeping across the U.S.

Glass, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy, has now made $88 million (£67.3 million) to date from the North American market, and its latest haul was enough to keep its lead against its closest competitor, The Upside.

The Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart comedy drama earns a solid $8.8 million (£6.7 million), four weeks after its launch, forcing Gina Rodriguez’s new action thriller, Miss Bala, to settle for a third-place debut with $6.7 million (£5.1 million).

The film centres on a young woman who takes on the bosses of a Mexican drug cartel to save her kidnapped friend, and is based on the 2011 Mexican movie of the same name.

Aquaman is still proving popular with fans six weeks after its release, taking fourth place with $4.7 million (£3.6 million), boosting its total gross in North America to $323.5 million (£247.4 million), for a total of $1.1 billion worldwide, and climbing.

Rounding out the new top five is animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is now Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing animated movie after banking $175 million (£133.8 million) in the three months since its debut.

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Sarah Paulson’s Glass role was written for a man

Actress Sarah Paulson signed on for new movie Glass without reading the script, even though her role was originally written for a man. The Ocean’s 8 star joins Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, the fol…

Actress Sarah Paulson signed on for new movie Glass without reading the script, even though her role was originally written for a man.

The Ocean’s 8 star joins Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, the follow-up to his movies Unbreakable and Split. She plays a psychiatrist tasked with treating patients who believe they are superheroes.

Director Shyamalan initially wrote the part with a male in mind, but he ended up offering the gig to Paulson – and she didn’t hesitate to accept.

“I went in and took it from that man! I don’t know who that man was, but I’m sorry to you!” she joked on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America about portraying Dr. Ellie Staple.

“I think not much of the dialogue changed, which was great, because they didn’t try to soften her or feminise her in any way, they just kept her authority and her strength, which was really cool,” she added.

Sarah also didn’t think too much about what her role would entail before taking on the job, because she was more interested in the opportunity offered to her.

“I said yes without reading the script, which could be crazy,” she admitted, “but I basically do that with (anthology TV series) American Horror Story every year and never know what the character’s going to be, so it’s sort of in my blood at this point to just go, ‘Yeah, I wanna work with M. Night Shyamalan and Sam (Jackson) and all these people’. So I think it was a good dice roll.”

Glass is released in cinemas across America this weekend (beg18Jan19).

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M. Night Shyamalan: ‘I can’t believe I’ve had the fortitude to conclude Unbreakable trilogy’

Director M. Night Shyamalan can’t believe he had the fortitude and support to conclude his trilogy after 18 years in the making. The Sixth Sense moviemaker always had hopes for a sequel to his 2000 superhero film Unbreakable but his dreams never came …

Director M. Night Shyamalan can’t believe he had the fortitude and support to conclude his trilogy after 18 years in the making.

The Sixth Sense moviemaker always had hopes for a sequel to his 2000 superhero film Unbreakable but his dreams never came to pass until he used a discarded character from the Unbreakable script to make Split in 2016. He then decided to bring the cast and characters from both films together to conclude their stories in upcoming movie Glass.

Speaking at the film’s London premiere recently, Shyamalan told reporters that he can’t believe he has finally managed to conclude this chapter.

“In the five minutes I have been alone in a hotel room, I’ve been reflecting about it all and I feel nostalgic about it and grateful,” he said. “It feels like a chapter closing on a part of a career, from like 21 years old until now, and I can’t believe I’ve had the fortitude and the love from everybody, the support from the fans and the studio, to do this…. It’s so miraculous that this movie was made.”

For Glass, the 48-year-old brought Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson from Unbreakable and James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from Split back together, with Sarah Paulson in a pivotal new role.

Shyamalan added that he wanted to make sure he created scenes in the script that would really show what his leading men are capable of.

“I want Bruce and Sam and James to feel honoured, as they should be, by the things they do, because I really believe in them and I want them to get all of the accolades they deserve. So I’ve tried to make something for them that really showcases their strengths,” he continued.

“It was three iconic actors doing their most iconic roles together. It was real, they were really doing big scenes together over and over, challenging each other. We were really pushing (each other) as much as we could to get the best performances out. So it was fantastic.”

Glass hits cinemas from 16 January (19).

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Samuel L. Jackson first learned of Glass idea upon watching Split

Samuel L. Jackson first learned of M. Night Shyamalan’s plans to write a follow-up to his movie Unbreakable when the director told him to watch his film Split. The Pulp Fiction actor starred as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, a mass murderer and comic book th…

Samuel L. Jackson first learned of M. Night Shyamalan’s plans to write a follow-up to his movie Unbreakable when the director told him to watch his film Split.

The Pulp Fiction actor starred as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, a mass murderer and comic book theorist with a disorder which means his bones break easily, alongside Bruce Willis in Shyamalan’s 2000 thriller Unbreakable. All three expressed interest in returning for a sequel which never seemed like it was on the cards until the director took an unused character from the Unbreakable script and created Split.

Jackson told Cover Media at the film’s London premiere on Wednesday night (09Jan19) that he first knew about the director’s plans when he told him to watch the 2016 movie.

“Night called and told me to watch Split and see what I thought,” he said. “I watched it and I called him and said, ‘What’s this all mean?’ He goes, ‘Well, it means that if this movie makes any money then we’ll make the third part of the film (trilogy).’ (I said), ‘OK, great.'”

Split starred James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 23 different personalities. At the end of the film, Willis makes a brief appearance as David Dunn, who is seemingly invincible, revealing that the two films take place in the same universe. Shyamalan later confirmed his plans to bring the cast and characters from the two movies together to complete a trilogy.

While on the red carpet, Jackson also told reporters he had been bugging The Sixth Sense helmer about a sequel for 18 years and has different expectations when reading his scripts.

“Night’s a fascinating writer and I do have an expectation from him that’s different from the majority of writers that I read so I always expect it to be a page-turner and I expect not to know what’s gonna happen on page 105 from page 45,” the 70-year-old explained.

He also added that it was “fascinating” watching McAvoy play so many different characters but also “a little bit intimidating”.

Glass, also starring Sarah Paulson and Anya Taylor-Joy, hits cinemas from 16 January.

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Zach Galifianakis making Between Two Ferns movie

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie …

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.

The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie Portman, Steve Carell, Bruce Willis, Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, Ben Stiller, and Justin Bieber.

Now, it seems Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is to get the big screen treatment, with editors at The Hollywood Reporter reporting that production is already underway on a film version of the programme, having been greenlit by executives at Netflix.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of the low-budget talk show, will helm the movie. However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which Galifianakis chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

He often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics often contain deliberate comedic errors.

Apart from Galifianakis, no other casting details have been shared. However, The Hollywood Reporter’s article indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host David Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis has aired sporadically on Funny or Die in recent years, with some of the most popular episodes involving former U.S. President Barack Obama and Brad Pitt. The 2016 episode with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the first new show in two years, received 30 million views in its first 24 hours, and became one of the top videos in the website’s history. The last Between Two Ferns show, which starred Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Knight, and Cardi B, aired in June (18).

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