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FILM FOCUS NEWSROOM: WEEK 40

Reeves drops out of Devil in the White City; Apple sets release date for Will Smith's Emancipation; Knives Out sequel heading into cinemas before release.

-Keanu Reeves who was set to star in Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprios Devil in the White City series, has left the Hulu project just 2 months after the announcement.


- Apple has finally set a release date for Will Smith’s Emancipation. The Antoine Fuqua film will open in theaters Dec. 2.


- The three largest cinema chains in the U.S. have all agreed to play Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery for one week over Thanksgiving. The upcoming Netflix project from Rian Johnson is a sequel to his 2019 film, Knives Out.


- Loki head writer Michael Waldron will write the script for 2025’s Avengers: Secret Wars.


- Amazon’s The Rings of Power has started filming its next season. Production got underway at Bray Studios, just outside London.


- The Mare of Easttown filmmaker Craig Zobel has agreed to direct the first 2 episodes of The Penguin, HBO Max’s upcoming spinoff series of Matt Reeves' The Batman.


- Jared Leto is set to star in a biopic of Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary fashion designer and former artistic director of Chanel.


- M. Night Shyamalan and Universal have set a date for a new untitled thriller from the filmmaker for wide release on April 5, 2024.


- The Edinburgh International Film Festival is to “cease trading immediately,” with its parent charity, the Centre for the Moving Image, going into administration.


Trailer Releases

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

The Wonder

Violent Night

The White Lotus Season 2

The Super Mario Bros. Movie


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