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The Disaster Artist Focuses More On The Man Behind The Room

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James Franco directs and stars The Disaster Artist a filmed based on the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic film The Room. Franco stars as the eccentric and delusional Wiseau, in the story of the underdog trying to make his own movie.

The Room is historic for the bad acting and poor directing. But Franco’s performance in the trailer breathes new life into the legend of Wiseau. Franco delivers as the mysterious figure with the weird accent that is trying to live his dreams. From bad auditions, fights with the crew, and trying to be respected.

The film also stars Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Ari Graynor and Zac Efron also star in the film.

A24, the company behind last year’s best picture Oscar winner, Moonlight, has already started to launch an Oscar campaign for James Franco’s performance.

The Disaster Artist, will be in theaters Dec. 8.

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50 Cent Inks A $150 Million Dollar Deal With Starz

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50 Cent has landed a new exclusive deal with Starz.

After the success of Power, Jackson will now be able to develop and produce new series under his G-Unit Film company. According to Variety, is worth $150 million and will give 50 access to produce for both platforms Starz and its corporate parent Lionsgate.

“When I sat down with Chris [Albrecht, Starz CEO] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history,” Jackson said. “I am excited to announce that we’ve made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film & Television and Starz/Lionsgate and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world … Get The Strap.”

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Hulu Orders Wu-Tang Clan Origin Series

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Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to a scripted drama that will explore the rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, Variety has learned.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which has received a 10-episode order, is inspired by The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. The group was a vision of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

“I’m delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse,” said The RZA. “Wu-Tang through our music has always strove to inspire as we entertain. This opportunity to continue the Wu – Saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB ‘Wu-Tang is for the Children.’”

The series is created, written, and executive produced by Alex Tse–the writer of the “Superfly” remake–and The RZA. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will also executive produce via Imagine Television, with Wu-Tang member Method Man also executive producing. Fellow Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, as well as the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, will serve as consulting producers on the project.

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Disney Releases The Teaser Trailer For ‘Aladdin’

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Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie.

Guy Ritchie is helming the new Aladdin movie, from a script he co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor and John August. The film will star Mena Massoud in the title role, with Power Rangers‘ Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine with Will Smith as the Genie. Marwan Kenzari will be playing Jafar, with Navid Negahban playing the Sultan, Nasim Predrad playing Dalia, and Billy Magnussen in the original role of Prince Anders.

In the original film, the titular character experiences a rags-to-riches transformation when he uncovers a lamp containing the magical Genie, granting him three wishes. Aladdin hopes this could lead to romance between he and Princess Jasmine, though Jafar has ulterior motives for the powers this lamp could contain.

Aladdin is only the latest animated Disney classic to get the live-action treatment, with both The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast adaptations going on to become some of the studio’s biggest hits in recent years.

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