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Sean Penn Live-Reads ‘Mean Tweets’ on ‘Kimmel,’ Ad-Libs a Solid Kevin Spacey Joke (Video)

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Sean Penn Live-Reads ‘Mean Tweets’ on ‘Kimmel,’ Ad-Libs a Solid Kevin Spacey Joke (Video)
Sean Penn isn’t paying your little backstage games, Jimmy Kimmel, but the “Mystic River” star offered up a fresh take on “Mean Tweets” Thursday night. In the process, Penn also ad-libbed a pretty solid Kevin Spacey joke.

“I did it once when I was here, and then I didn’t do it the next time,” Penn said of Kimmel’s long-running segment, where celebrities are asked to read very unkind things about themselves as posted to Twitter. “Because for me, doing it backstage feels like taking a selfie.”

Instead, Penn read them live in front of the “Kimmel” audience, who appreciated the alternative option. Before getting into it though, he quipped, “It’s gonna be tough for these people to come up with [mean tweets], because I’m so universally liked.”

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And then this exchange happened mid-segment,
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Film News Roundup: ‘Vikings’ Actress Katheryn Winnick Joins Liam Neeson Thriller

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Film News Roundup: ‘Vikings’ Actress Katheryn Winnick Joins Liam Neeson Thriller
In today’s film news roundup, Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba get cast, Bruce Springsteen’s documentary gets a release; Kinepolis buys a Michigan movie chain; and Beyond Fest sets its lineup.

Castings

Vikings” actress Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba (“Narcos”) have joined Liam Neeson in the action-thriller “The Minutemen.”

The movie will begin shooting on Sept. 9 in New Mexico and Ohio. The story follows a rancher, played by Neeson, who becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who have pursued him into the Us. Raba will portray the leader of the assassins.

Robert Lorenz is directing from a screenplay written by Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz with the latest draft by Lorenz. Sculptor Media’s Warren Goz and Eric Gold will finance and produce alongside Zero Gravity Management’s Tai Duncan and Mark Williams. Raven Capital Management’s James Masciello
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in September 2019

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Judging by the meager slate of new movies that Netflix is adding to its library this September, it seems like the streaming giant is saving all of its resources and energy for a go-for-broke awards season push; with all eyes on “Marriage Story,” “The Irishman,” and documentary heavyweights like “American Factory,” as well as Disney+ giving the company a world of new competition come November, this isn’t the time for Netflix to pull out all the stops. But that doesn’t mean subscribers will be completely out of new content to stream this month. “The Lord of the Rings” is nothing to sneeze at, even if Netflix is just replacing the first part of the trilogy with the last two. And the addition of Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” will give millions of people new access to one of the most dazzling biopics of the 21st century, even if only in truncated form.
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in September 2019

Netflix has confirmed that 40 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in September. Leading off lineup is the first season of “The Politician” from the Emmy-winning Ryan Murphy. This drama about an ambitious politico stars Tony champ Ben Platt and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. Among the other freshman series one of the most intriguing is “Criminals,” an anthology set in four police stations in the UK, France, Germany and Spain.

Two limited series tell true-life stories. “Unbelievable” chronicles the efforts of two detectives to discover the truth about an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. And “Spy” showcases Sacha Baron Cohen as Israeli Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who went undercover in 1960s Syria. Among the new films on offer is Zach Galifianakis’ satire “Between Two Ferns: The Movie.”

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming and leaving Netflix in September
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Dennis Lehane to Write Screenplay for Stefano Sollima’s ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)

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Dennis Lehane to Write Screenplay for Stefano Sollima’s ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)
U.S. author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane is attached to write the screenplay for “Colt,” the English-language Western based on a Sergio Leone concept, with Italy’s Stefano Sollima directing and Leone’s children producing.

Known in Hollywood for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” and TV series “Gomorrah,” Sollima will be in Venice for the world premiere of his anticipated cocaine trafficking series “ZeroZeroZero,” launching from the Lido on Sept. 5.

About the previously announced “Colt” project, Sollima says that while the concept was developed by Italians, “obviously, if you want to shoot the film in English, the next step was to find a great American writer who can make the characters talk and live in a reality that is clearly different from our own.”

The director praised Lehane as “one of the great” contemporary American writers, noting his “depth and ability to drill down on characters.”

“Having him on board
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Kevin Bacon Was 'Resistant' to His 'Pop Star' Fame After Footloose: 'I Wanted to Be Meryl Streep'

Kevin Bacon Was 'Resistant' to His 'Pop Star' Fame After Footloose: 'I Wanted to Be Meryl Streep'
Kevin Bacon says he was “very resistant” to his newfound level of fame after Footloose debuted in theaters.

The actor, 61, opened up about what his experience with his new recognition was like during the debut episode of The Corp podcast with Alex Rodriguez and Barstool Sports.

“There was such a machine sort of behind it once they knew that they had a hit,” Bacon said of the 1984 film’s massive success. “And once they wanted to keep people on then it was like the press and the this and the that and the weird thing was that, for me, even
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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dead Man Walking,’ ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Milk’

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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dead Man Walking,’ ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Milk’
Sean Penn celebrates his 59th birthday on August 17, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner has excelled in a number of fields, including acting, writing and directing. But it’s his career as a performer that has brought him the most acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best.

Penn entered the Oscar race for the first time with his performance as a death row inmate in Tim Robbins’s “Dead Man Walking” (1995), for which he competed in Best Actor. Subsequent lead nominations as a jazz guitarist in Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and a mentally handicapped father in “I Am Sam” (2001) quickly followed.

SEEWoody Allen movies: Top 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

He hit the Oscar jackpot with Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” (2003), which cast him as a criminal grieving the murder of his daughter.
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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Sean Penn celebrates his 59th birthday on August 17, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner has excelled in a number of fields, including acting, writing and directing. But it’s his career as a performer that has brought him the most acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best.

Penn entered the Oscar race for the first time with his performance as a death row inmate in Tim Robbins’s “Dead Man Walking” (1995), for which he competed in Best Actor. Subsequent lead nominations as a jazz guitarist in Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and a mentally handicapped father in “I Am Sam” (2001) quickly followed.

He hit the Oscar jackpot with Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” (2003), which cast him as a criminal grieving the murder of his daughter. Just five years later, he returned to the winner
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5 reasons why Brad Pitt could win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

5 reasons why Brad Pitt could win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
As “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” continues to rake it in at the box office ($100 million and counting), it’s also generating some pretty serious awards conversation – and questions. There’s one in particular that keeps popping up.

Is Brad Pitt leading or supporting? “No decision has been made,” a campaign insider tells Gold Derby. “There’s still a lot of time to see how these races play out.”

Like many, I would argue that he’s a co-lead. He’s clearly part of the central action of the film, and has comparable screen time to the top-billed Leonardo DiCaprio. However, Pitt’s frequent onscreen absences would make a supporting campaign less of an outright category crime (see Mahershala Ali in “Green Book” and Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”) and more of an everyday award infraction (think Viola Davis in “Fences” and Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood.”)

In fact,
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Kevin Bacon movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Footloose,’ ‘Murder in the First’

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Kevin Bacon movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Footloose,’ ‘Murder in the First’
Actor Kevin Bacon celebrates his 61st birthday on July 8, 2019. He has worked steadily as an actor and appeared in so many different films that he actually spawned a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” the purpose of which is to see if you can link Bacon to any other actor in less than six other movies.

Bacon started his career at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City, which then led to small roles in the immensely popular “Animal House” and in the Neil Simon film “Only When I Laugh.” He then appeared in the sleeper smash “Friday the 13th” where he was one of the early victims in the immensely popular series of films. Fame would come when he joined such other young actors as Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly and Paul Reiser in the bittersweet comedy “Diner” from Barry Levinson.
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Kevin Bacon movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Kevin Bacon movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Actor Kevin Bacon celebrates his 61st birthday on July 8, 2019. He has worked steadily as an actor and appeared in so many different films that he actually spawned a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” the purpose of which is to see if you can link Bacon to any other actor in less than six other movies.

Bacon started his career at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City, which then led to small roles in the immensely popular “Animal House” and in the Neil Simon film “Only When I Laugh.” He then appeared in the sleeper smash “Friday the 13th” where he was one of the early victims in the immensely popular series of films. Fame would come when he joined such other young actors as Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly and Paul Reiser in the bittersweet comedy “Diner” from Barry Levinson.
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Sean Penn Set to Direct Josh Brolin in Flag Day Starring Ensemble Cast

Sean Penn Set to Direct Josh Brolin in Flag Day Starring Ensemble Cast
Two-time Academy Award&#174 winner Sean Penn will direct Flag Day, in which he will star alongside his daughter Dylan Penn. Principal photography began this week.

Also joining the Flag Day cast are Academy Award&#174 nominee Josh Brolin, two-time Tony Award&#174 winner Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble (True Blood), Hopper Penn (War Machine), Miles Teller, and Katheryn Winnick. Tony Award&#174 winning wright Jez Butterworth penned the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel's 2005 memoir "Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father's Counterfeit Life.}

Based on a true story, Flag Day is an illuminating portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her con man father.

Five-time Academy Award&#174 nominee Sean Penn won the award twice for his lead performances in Milk and Mystic River and is the acclaimed director of Academy Award&#174 nominated Into the Wild, as well as The Pledge,
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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn

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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn
Sean Penn is set to direct and star in the conman drama “Flag Day” alongside his daughter Dylan Penn, his son Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

The cast includes two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (“Fosse/Verdon”), Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, and Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”).

Jez Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”) wrote the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.” “Flag Day” is described an illuminating portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her conman father.

Producers are William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin. Production companies are Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films.

Rocket Science and Wild Bunch will executive produce and are handling international sales, with CAA Media Finance, which arranged financing for the film, representing the U.S. and China rights.
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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ Opposite Josh Brolin and Miles Teller

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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ Opposite Josh Brolin and Miles Teller
Sean Penn is set to direct and star in “Flag Day” opposite his daughter Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, Hopper Penn and Katheryn Winnick will also star in the film on which principal photography will begin this week.

Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth wrote the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Film-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.”

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Flag Day” is the story of a daughter struggling to overcome the legacy of her con-man father. William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin will produce the film, which is a Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde is Hungry Films production. Christelle Conan, Anders Erdén, Peter Touche, Phyllis Laing, Devan Towers, Thorsten Schumacher, Vincent Maraval,
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Film News Roundup: Marcia Gay Harden Joins Drama ‘Pink Skies Ahead’

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Film News Roundup: Marcia Gay Harden Joins Drama ‘Pink Skies Ahead’
In today’s film news roundup, Marcia Gay Harden joins “Pink Skies Ahead,” Jack Mulhern stars in a Europe-set hockey movie, Oceana Studio opens its financing division and Participant hires a social impact veteran.

Castings

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden has been added to the cast of the drama “Pink Skies Ahead,” the first feature film from Greg Silverman’s Stampede.

The Kelly Oxford film, which will begin production later this month in Los Angeles, tells the story of a wild young woman — played by Jessica Barden — whose life unravels after dropping out of college, moving in with her parents and being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It’s based on the essay “No Real Danger” from Oxford’s second book, “When You Find Out the World Is Against You.”

Henry Winkler, Rosa Salazar, Devon Bostick and Lewis Pullman also star. Silverman and Lisa Zambri are producing alongside Divide
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Marcia Gay Harden joins Stampede’s ‘Pink Skies Ahead’

Marcia Gay Harden joins Stampede’s ‘Pink Skies Ahead’
Production on family drama to commence next week in Los Angeles.

Greg Silverman’s Stampede is ramping up and has announced that Marcia Gay Harden has joined the cast of the company’s first feature, Pink Skies Ahead.

Production is scheduled to kick off next week in Los Angeles on the story of a wild young woman, Winona, whose life unravels after she drops out of university, moves in with her parents, and is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Harden will play Winona’s mother, Pamela, who along with her husband Robert had been planning to sell the house and travel in retirement.
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Clint Eastwood movies: 20 greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best, include ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Dirty Harry,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’

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Clint Eastwood movies: 20 greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best, include ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Dirty Harry,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’
On May 31, 2019, one of Hollywood most accomplished personalities, Clint Eastwood, will celebrate his 89th birthday. The actor-turned-director and producer has had one of the longest and most varied careers of anyone working in the entertainment world. In addition to his film work he has also amassed an impressive resume as a musician and composer and even served as the mayor of the California town Carmel-by-the-Sea during the 1980s.

SEEClint Eastwood directed movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Eastwood began his film career in westerns and later also found success in crime dramas. He was mostly known for his striking good looks and stoic demeanor though and was not really considered a serious or talented actor. He would slowly work to change that fact and would eventually receive two Oscar nominations for his acting, both as Best Actor for “Unforgiven” in 1992 and “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004. While he didn
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Clint Eastwood movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Clint Eastwood movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On May 31, 2019, one of Hollywood most accomplished personalities, Clint Eastwood, will celebrate his 89th birthday. The actor-turned-director and producer has had one of the longest and most varied careers of anyone working in the entertainment world. In addition to his film work he has also amassed an impressive resume as a musician and composer and even served as the mayor of the California town Carmel-by-the-Sea during the 1980s.

Eastwood began his film career in westerns and later also found success in crime dramas. He was mostly known for his striking good looks and stoic demeanor though and was not really considered a serious or talented actor. He would slowly work to change that fact and would eventually receive two Oscar nominations for his acting, both as Best Actor for “Unforgiven” in 1992 and “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004. While he didn’t win either of those acting awards, he would win two
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‘Tales Of The City’ Trailer: Netflix Brings Back Laura Linney For New Stories At 28 Barbary Lane

Laura Linney is one of the most respected actors of the last couple of decades. She’s probably best known for her roles in films like “Primal Fear,” “The Truman Show,” “Mystic River,” and “Kinsey,” among others. However, one of her first roles is being revisited on Netflix, in the new series “Tales of the City.”

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Back in 1993, Linney starred as Mary Ann Singleton in the first adaptation of author Armistead Maupin’s famous novel series “Tales of the City.” The story followed Mary Ann and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, in San Francisco, as they deal with everything life throws at them, while also exploring issues of sexuality and race.

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Liam Neeson Will Star in Another New Action Thriller Called The Minuteman

Liam Neeson seems to be showing no signs of slowing down as an action star. It’s pretty incredible to see what his career has become. For the most part I love the action films that he’s made over the years. The actor has now signed on to a new action thriller called The Minuteman.

The movie is set to be directed by Robert Lorenz (Trouble With the Curve), who has also collaborated with Clint Eastwood as a producer on the three Oscar nominated films- American Sniper, Letters From Iwo Jima and Mystic River.

The Minuteman, “tells a fast-paced story of a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy who is being hunted by a cartel, shades of the protector character Neeson nailed in his threeTaken films.”

Voltage CEO Jonathan Deckter had this to say in a statement:

“Fans love to see
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