‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy IMAX Engagement Sold Out in LA and NYC Almost Immediately (Exclusive)

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Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “The Dark Knight” trilogy IMAX engagement in Los Angeles sold out in less than a minute after tickets went on sale, TheWrap has exclusively learned. AMC Lincoln Square (IMAX) in New York City sold out almo…

Watch the Big Musical Number Cut From Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ (Video)

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The solemn and gruff Dick Cheney is not someone you would expect to be a chipper, song and dance man, but Adam McKay’s Best Picture-nominated film “Vice” nearly featured a lavish musical number.

McKay directed a sequence in which Steve Carell’s Donald Rumsfeld is showing Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney the ropes inside a D.C. cafeteria, but it was ultimately cut from the movie. Rumsfeld starts to explain that every interaction and meeting could be a win or lose opportunity and chance for advancement, when who should stand up to burst out into song but Brittany Howard, the bluesy frontwoman for rock band Alabama Shakes.

Howard sings about the more underhanded techniques politicians use to get things done, like strategically leaking things to the press but then being publicly outraged about it as a way of preventing people from sitting into meetings.

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“Hear only yes, and never no, and I always have the final say so,” Howard belts out during the scene.

Nicholas Britell composed the music for the scene, and Andy Blankenbuehler, the choreographer for “Hamilton,” choreographed the dancing.

Sadly, the sequence didn’t make it into “Vice,” and the film’s editor Hank Corwin told The Hollywood Reporter back in January that much as he loved it, it would’ve weighed down the film at the wrong moment.

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“Adam directed the heck out of it; it was really entertaining,” Corwin told THR. “But what we found was, in the context of the film, it weighed the film down at the wrong time. The film wanted to move quickly in that area, and it would have slowed it down. It was very painful [to cut it].”

If only we got to see Christian Bale dust off his old “Newsies” dancing shoes, then maybe the scene would’ve made the final cut.

Watch it above.

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This musical number cut from Adam McKay’s Vice sure is something 

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Oscars Last Call: Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Analyzed By ‘One Percent Doctrine’ Author Ron Suskind

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Rami Malek on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Oscar Noms: ‘I’m on Cloud Nine’

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Rami Malek has had quite the awards season run with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” But now, with the film landing five Oscar nominations including one for Best Actor, Malek says that he’s “on cloud nine.”

“I didn’t know [the nominations were] today, but I had a feeling it might be,” Malek told TheWrap following his nomination announcement. “I’m in Paris so I’m ahead of schedule, so I didn’t have to wake up that early. It’s everything you expect it to be — I’m walking on cloud nine. It felt otherworldly. It was snowing outside, so it already felt magical, and the nomination just added to it.”

Malek doesn’t know who he will be taking to the Academy Awards, although he imagines that the entire cast will be there given how close they grew during the making of the film.

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“I can’t wait, no matter what happens that day,” he explained. “It’s a prestigious honor to be considered among those actors and to have an Oscar nomination is something that will be with me for the rest of my life. I am so proud.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” stars Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, alongside Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen and Allen Leech.

Malek said that the nominations speak “to just how much people appreciate the music and the story that is worth making a movie about. It’s a story about an underdog — a human being who did struggle and went through insurmountable odds to eventually live his dream and create music that would last the test of the time and eventually, we’d make a movie about it.”

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Malek was nominated in the Best Actor category alongside Christian Bale (“Vice”), Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”). “Bohemian Rhapsody” also got a Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing nod.

Will Malek prepare his speech (should he win) ahead of time, or is he someone who wings his acceptance speeches?

“When you have a moment that is this massive, you have to prepare to some degree,” he said. “I would rather be overprepared than underprepared. Getting to this place is something I never thought could be a reality. This is tremendous — if I ever get a chance to be up there, I would love to be able to hold it together. It is the cream of the crop.”

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24.

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Before Christian Bale Played Dick Cheney in ‘Vice,’ He Almost Played George W. Bush in ‘W’

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Golden Globes 2019: Satan, Flu Shots & Perfected Marriage-Proposal Hijack Set High Bar For Trophy Season

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‘Fox & Friends’ Calls Out Christian Bale Over Dick Cheney Criticism: ‘It’s Just a Real Insult’ (Video)

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The set of “Fox & Friends” was not pleased with Christian Bale’s speech at the Golden Globe’s on Sunday after the actor thanked Satan for inspiring his role as former vice president Dick Cheney. On set the next morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade offered a stern finger wag, saying the “Vice” star had besmirched the name of a longtime U.S. public servant.

“Christian Bale is a really good actor and really despises Republicans, especially Dick Cheney,” Kilmeade said after playing a clip of Bale’s speech crediting Satan and trashing Cheney with multiple bleeped expletives.

“It’s just a real insult to a guy who spent his whole life in public service, from secretary of defense, to chief of staff, to vice president of the United States,” he added.

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“There was Christian Bale being political [when] the show was otherwise politics free,” said fellow co-host Steve Doocy.

Bale picked up the award for best actor in a comedy or musical on last night’s Globes for playing Cheney in the film “Vice.”

“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” Bale said, noting that he had now “[cornered] the market on charisma-free a–holes”

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The show’s third anchor, Ainsley Earhardt, lightened the mood with a shoutout to 85-year-old Carol Burnett who became the first recipient of the newly created “Carol Burnett Award for outstanding achievement.”

“We all grew up watching her. She is such an icon and she gained the respect of everyone in that room,” she said.

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Covering “Hollywood hate” after any awards show has become one of Fox News’ staple in the Trump era. Celebrities used their mics to denounce President Trump or take aim at specific policies of his administration at the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys in 2017 and 2018.

At the 2018 Tony Awards, Robert De Niro earned applause after saying “F–k Trump” and pumping his fists. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f–k Trump,” he said.

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