Chloe Grace Moretz, Jack O’Connell to Play Bonnie and Clyde in ‘Love Is a Gun’

Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will play Bonnie and Clyde in Kike Maillo’s “Love Is a Gun,” Endeavor Content announced on Tuesday.

“Love Is a Gun” is based on “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” by bestselling author Jeff Guinn. Oscar nominee Shelton Turner (“Up in the Air”) wrote the screenplay, while Johnny Newman (“Narcos”) added revisions. “Love Is a Gun” follows the emotional story of two of history’s most famous lovers.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films are producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.

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“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time,” said the producing team in a joint statement. “Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”

Production is set to begin in early 2019.

Endeavor Content is handling the international sales for the film at the 2018 American Film Market. CAA is co-repping the film domestically with the producers.

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Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and can now be seen in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” costarring Dakota Johnson. She will next be seen in the thriller “Greta” opposite Isabelle Huppert. She is represented by WME and T Squared Entertainment.

O’Connell starred in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney. He is represented by CAA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

Maillo’s feature-length directing debut, “Eva,” starring Daniel Brühl, premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will play Bonnie and Clyde in Kike Maillo’s “Love Is a Gun,” Endeavor Content announced on Tuesday.

“Love Is a Gun” is based on “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” by bestselling author Jeff Guinn. Oscar nominee Shelton Turner (“Up in the Air”) wrote the screenplay, while Johnny Newman (“Narcos”) added revisions. “Love Is a Gun” follows the emotional story of two of history’s most famous lovers.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films are producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.

“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time,” said the producing team in a joint statement. “Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”

Production is set to begin in early 2019.

Endeavor Content is handling the international sales for the film at the 2018 American Film Market. CAA is co-repping the film domestically with the producers.

Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and can now be seen in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” costarring Dakota Johnson. She will next be seen in the thriller “Greta” opposite Isabelle Huppert. She is represented by WME and T Squared Entertainment.

O’Connell starred in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney. He is represented by CAA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

Maillo’s feature-length directing debut, “Eva,” starring Daniel Brühl, premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

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25 Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes: From George Clooney to Rita Ora (Photos)

Welcome to TheWrap’s spooktacular list of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2018. Peruse our photo gallery if you dare.
Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld
Sarah Michelle Geller
Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente
Ike Barinholtz, Erica Hanson and …

Welcome to TheWrap’s spooktacular list of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2018. Peruse our photo gallery if you dare.

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

Sarah Michelle Geller

Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente

Ike Barinholtz, Erica Hanson and children

Kendall Jenner

Singer Joey Fatone and Izabel Araujo

Scout Willis and Rumer Willis

Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney

Taissa Farmiga

Kelly Osbourne

Ireland Baldwin

Adam Lambert

Sarah Hyland

Scott Stuber, Molly Sims, and Will Forte

Olivia Munn, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford

Zoe Kravitz

Paris Hilton

Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl

Rita Ora

Halsey

Harry Styles
Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden

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Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel has spent more than 35 years delivering extraordinarily stylish and diverse images for both the big and small screen. He’s likely best known for his recurring work with director Bryan Singer, having collaborated on p…

Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel has spent more than 35 years delivering extraordinarily stylish and diverse images for both the big and small screen. He’s likely best known for his recurring work with director Bryan Singer, having collaborated on projects including “The Usual Suspects, the “X-Men” franchise, “Superman Returns,” the pilot for “House” and this fall’s […]

George Clooney Warns Against Fear, Hatred From Trump Administration in Stirring Power of Women Speech

George Clooney didn’t shy away from criticizing the Trump administration’s culture of hate and disbelief while introducing Emma Gonzalez at Variety’s Power of Women event. But that doesn’t mean he’s given up hope. After introduc…

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14 Stars Who Gained Major Weight for Roles, From Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’ to Christian Bale in ‘Vice’ (Photos)

Daniel Day-Lewis may go to extreme lengths as a method actor when it comes to portraying physically handicapped individuals or Abraham Lincoln, but that level of dedication may not be as readily obvious to the average observer. The typical movie goer t…

Daniel Day-Lewis may go to extreme lengths as a method actor when it comes to portraying physically handicapped individuals or Abraham Lincoln, but that level of dedication may not be as readily obvious to the average observer. The typical movie goer takes notice when an actor goes through such a physical transformation that you can hardly recognize them. The most recent double-take moment was in the trailer for Jay Roach’s “Vice,” in which Christian Bale, you know, Batman, plays Vice President Dick Cheney. Yeah, we couldn’t believe it either. This isn’t the first time Bale put on — or lost — a lot of weight for a part. Here are some other actors who went through similar bulk ups all for a role.

Christian Bale – “American Hustle”

While Christian Bale turned some heads for getting dangerously thin for his part in “The Machinist,” even Robert De Niro didn’t immediately recognize his co-star when he showed up on set for David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” To play the pudgy, balding Irving Rosenfeld, Bale shaved his head and told USA Today that he went up from 185 to 228, a total of 43 pounds. He even said he even got a herniated disc in his back as a result of the dramatic weight gain and slouching.

Ryan Gosling – “The Lovely Bones”

Audiences never actually got to see this physical transformation on screen. Ryan Gosling was fired from his part in “The Lovely Bones” when he showed up on set 60 pounds over weight, bloating from 150 to 210. He and director Peter Jackson differed from how his character, a grieving father, should look, and Gosling told THR he gained the weight by drinking melted down pints of Haagen Dazs ice cream. A slimmer Mark Wahlberg ended up playing Gosling’s part.

Renee Zellweger – “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”

Renee Zellweger told People Magazine she went from a size 4 to 14 for the “Bridget Jones” sequel “The Edge of Reason,” packing on 30 pounds in all. To put on the weight, she enlisted a 4,000 calorie-per-day diet of comfort food, which she said, unfortunately, caused many men she spoke with to “look at my boobs when they talk to me,” Zellweger said.

Matt Damon – “The Informant”

Even gaining weight comes easy for Matt Damon. The actor put on 30 pounds to play a dopey and “doughy,” Midwestern, white collar businessman in Stephen Soderbergh’s “The Informant,” but he described the process as quite enjoyably. “It was very, very fun, probably the funnest time I had working because I didn’t have to go to the gym after work and I just ate everything I could see,” Damon said at the Venice Film Festival at the time.

George Clooney – “Syriana”

Meanwhile, George Clooney did not enjoy his weight gain for his part in the grim, dense, political drama “Syriana.” Clooney put on nearly 30 pounds to portray a CIA operative in the film, which he described as a grueling experience. “There was nothing fun about it,” Clooney said to the Sydney Morning Herald. “There was not a moment that was fun about shooting this film. That’s not a slap on the film or [director Stephen] Gaghan. It’s just that everybody has that year where you age a decade and this was that one for me.”

Jared Leto – “Chapter 27”

Jared Leto told TheWrap how he simply stopped eating in order to lose 40 pounds for his Oscar-winning turn in “Dallas Buyers Club.” But to portray Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, he went in the other direction by putting on a whopping 67 pounds, subsiding primarily on microwaved cartons of ice cream mixed with olive oil and soy sauce.

Charlize Theron – “Monster”

Charlize Theron’s physical transformation along with a scarily intense performance won her a well-deserved Oscar for portraying real life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster.” In all, she put on 30 pounds, but she explained that putting on the weight was a way of understanding what Aileen experienced, rather than just looking overweight for the part. “It wasn’t about getting fat. Aileen wasn’t fat,” Theron said in an interview. “Aileen carried scars on her body from her lifestyle, and if I’d gone to make this movie with my body–physically I’m very athletic–I don’t know that I would have felt the things Aileen felt with her body. It was about getting to a place where I felt closer to how Aileen was living.”

Charlize Theron – “Tully”

Theron put on and later lost even more weight than she did on “Monster” for Jason Reitman’s “Tully,” telling People she gained 50 pounds for the part by indulging in potato chips. But the extra pounds wasn’t the only reason the weight gain was harder this time around. “I was younger [during Monster], I was like 27,” Theron, now 42, said. “I just didn’t snack for a week and I was back into shape; it was insane. That doesn’t happen anymore!”

Ewan McGregor – “Fargo”

Ewan McGregor plays a dual role in FX’s “Fargo” miniseries. One of his characters is a heavier, bald and old man, who he would transform into not just with the help of some added girth but also extensive prosthetics. His added weight was important when it came to a nude scene in which he would have to emerge from a bathtub. Oddly though, McGregor’s other character was much more fit, and with his added weight, he found himself wearing Spanx to look more in shape than he was at the time.

Matthew McConaughey – “Gold”

While Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar by losing 38 pounds for “Dallas Buyers Club,” he put on 47 pounds to play his character in Stephen Gaghan’s “Gold.” While his character Kenny Wells is of the sleazier variety, McConaughey said that the added weight transformed the laid back actor into “Captain Fun.” “I was Captain Fun–that was my nickname around the house, because I was [saying] ‘yes’ to everything,” he said to E! News. “I was a really fun dad for that six months because I was like, ‘No, pizza night’s not just Friday night–it’s Tuesday night; it’s Wednesday morning.'”

Rob McElhenney – “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Whereas most actors get better looking longer into a show’s run, when “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” entered it’s seventh season, star Rob McElhenney thought it would be funny to make his normally super fit character Mac and transform him into being suddenly fat. McElhenney’s very real 50 pound weight gain that he put on over five months served as a great premise for an episode of the show. He went into graphic detail about his weight gain for TheWrap back in 2011.

Robert De Niro – “Raging Bull”

Robert De Niro set the bar for physical transformations by putting on 60 pounds, then a record, to portray boxer Jake La Motta in the later stages of his life. He had also put on 20 pounds of muscle in boxing training, but it took him four months to mimic La Motta’s full girth, which he uses to brilliant effect in the closing sequence of Scorsese’s film as he recites Marlon Brando’s famous monologue from “On the Waterfront.”

Vincent D’Onofrio – “Full Metal Jacket”

Vincent D’Onofrio would break De Niro’s record for Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” putting on a whopping 70 pounds to play an inept, pudgy and increasingly disturbed marine in the war film. ”It changed my life,” D’Onofrio said as a relatively unknown actor in 1987. ”Women didn’t look at me; most of the time I was looking at their backs as they were running away. People used to say things to me twice, because they thought I was stupid.”

Russell Crowe – “Body of Lies”

Russell Crowe lived a relatively “sedentary life style” so that he could bulk up to 257 pounds to portray CIA veteran Ed Hoffman in Ridley Scott’s spy drama “Body of Lies.” “Just as soon as you stop actually being active and decide to eat what ever you want, then these two things will combine very quickly,” Crowe said in an interview. Perhaps more impressive was how in little time after that film, Crowe got shredded to portray Robin Hood in Ridley Scott’s follow-up film.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

For their film “Blue Valentine,” Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play both young lovers and a scorned, bitter, married couple in middle age and on the verge of divorce. In order to make some nude scenes in the film depressingly realistic, both Gosling and Williams put on some weight to look older. “Well, the nude scenes were in the later part of the relationship so I had gained some weight and the pudginess I was feeling was almost like a costume, so it didn’t really seem as if I were nude but some other person was,” Williams told The Daily Beast. “All that extra flesh ironically made me feel less nude.”

George Clooney, Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount Television

Paramount Television has signed a first-look TV deal with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, the studio announced on Monday.
The two-year agreement covers all episodic television and digital projects from Smokehouse, excluding…

Paramount Television has signed a first-look TV deal with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, the studio announced on Monday.

The two-year agreement covers all episodic television and digital projects from Smokehouse, excluding features.

Smokehouse and Paramount, along with Anonymous Content, are currently in post-production on Hulu’s “Catch-22” adaptation starring Clooney, “Girls” alum Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Smokehouse. Our experience with them on ‘Catch-22’ has been an absolute joy,” said Paramount Television president Nicole Clemens in a statement. “They are first-class filmmakers and producers with a nose for unique stories with deep thematic resonance. We look forward to this new partnership together.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Paramount TV. Nicole and her team are great partners and our experience on ‘Catch-22’ has been nothing but terrific,” added Clooney and Heslov in a joint statement.

In addition to “Catch-22,” Smokehouse is also producing “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” with Sony’s TriStar Television for YouTube Premium. The hourlong dark comedy starring Kirsten Dunst is set to debut in 2019.

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George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures is expanding its relationship with Paramount TV, signing a two-year first-look deal, which includes all television, digital and episodic projects from Smokehouse, excluding features.
Paramount…

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures is expanding its relationship with Paramount TV, signing a two-year first-look deal, which includes all television, digital and episodic projects from Smokehouse, excluding features. Paramount TV and Smokehouse, along with Anonymous Content, are currently in post-production on Catch-22, the highly-anticipated, six-part series for Hulu. Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel, Catch-22 is executive produced by Clooney…

Cate Blanchett Named BAFTA’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award Winner for Excellence in Film

Cate Blanchett will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) this year, the organization announced Thursday.

She joins previously announced honoree Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. This year’s ceremony will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“With an impressive and extensive repertoire of work on screen and stage, Cate’s award-winning talent is unprecedented, earning her international acclaim and numerous accolades,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her brilliant work by honoring her with this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.”

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The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film is awarded to an individual who is credited with “authorship and ingenuity.” Previous recipients include Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney.

Blanchett has had a busy year: This summer she starred in “Ocean’s 8” and will be next seen in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” She also served as the Jury President of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, a jury that also included director Ava DuVernay, actress Kristen Stewart and director Denis Villeneuve. She will next star in “Where’d You Go Bernadette” and Netflix’s “Mowgli.”

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Blanchett’s previous credits include “Blue Jasmine” — for which she won an Oscar — “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Aviator” — for which she also won an Oscar — “Elizabeth” and “Lord of the Rings.” Her role in “Carol” earned the Best Actress award at the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Blanchett has always previously been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting in 2007 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She has also received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

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Cate Blanchett will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) this year, the organization announced Thursday.

She joins previously announced honoree Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. This year’s ceremony will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“With an impressive and extensive repertoire of work on screen and stage, Cate’s award-winning talent is unprecedented, earning her international acclaim and numerous accolades,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her brilliant work by honoring her with this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.”

The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film is awarded to an individual who is credited with “authorship and ingenuity.” Previous recipients include Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney.

Blanchett has had a busy year: This summer she starred in “Ocean’s 8” and will be next seen in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” She also served as the Jury President of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, a jury that also included director Ava DuVernay, actress Kristen Stewart and director Denis Villeneuve. She will next star in “Where’d You Go Bernadette” and Netflix’s “Mowgli.”

Blanchett’s previous credits include “Blue Jasmine” — for which she won an Oscar — “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Aviator” — for which she also won an Oscar — “Elizabeth” and “Lord of the Rings.” Her role in “Carol” earned the Best Actress award at the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Blanchett has always previously been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting in 2007 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She has also received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

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‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by South Pasadena PD Officer

Vanessa Marquez, a series regular actress on NBC’s hit drama “ER” from 1994-1997, was shot and killed by a South Pasadena PD officer during a welfare check early Thursday afternoon. She was 49.

During the welfare check at the 1100 Block of Fremont Avenue, Marquez was having seizures and possibly suffering from mental health issues, Lieutenant Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told TheWrap. After more than 90 minutes of officers trying to convince an uncooperative Marquez to seek care, Mendoza says the actress and South Pasadena resident pulled out a weapon and pointed it at police officers. Though it was later identified to be a BB gun, Mendoza said it was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun, and police believed the weapon to be a real firearm.

An officer or officers shot Mendoza, who was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

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Marquez played Nurse Wendy Goldman on “ER” Marquez made headlines last year after accusing the show’s star George Clooney of having her blacklisted after she reported suffering sexual and racial harassment on the set of the NBC medical drama.

“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted,” Clooney said in a statement to TheWrap back in October. “I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor.”

Clooney, who starred as Doug Ross on the series for five seasons, denied having any influence on casting the show or on Marquez’s career. “If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to,” he said. “The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”

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Marquez accused the cast and producers of “ER” of conspiring to have her blacklisted after she reported being sexually harassed and being discriminated against on the basis of race.

“B.S.” she tweeted when Clooney condemned former pal Harvey Weinstein after the movie producer was accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women. “Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up [about] harassment on ER ‘Women who don’t play the game lose career’ I did.”

Marquez, who played Nurse Wendy Goldman in 27 episodes of “ER,” accused Eriq La Salle and a camera operator of being “p— grabbers,” which she said she reported to showrunner John Wells and to the show’s production company, Warner Bros.

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Other credits of Marquez’s include three episodes of 1999 sitcom “Malcolm & Eddie” and an episode of “Melrose Place.” She appeared on the “Cheever Letters” episode of “Seinfeld,” and had roles in movies “Stand and Deliver” and “Blood In, Blood Out.”

The LASD is continuing to assist South Pasadena PD with the officer-involved shooting investigation.

Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Marquez’s passing. NBC did not have a comment.

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Vanessa Marquez, a series regular actress on NBC’s hit drama “ER” from 1994-1997, was shot and killed by a South Pasadena PD officer during a welfare check early Thursday afternoon. She was 49.

During the welfare check at the 1100 Block of Fremont Avenue, Marquez was having seizures and possibly suffering from mental health issues, Lieutenant Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told TheWrap. After more than 90 minutes of officers trying to convince an uncooperative Marquez to seek care, Mendoza says the actress and South Pasadena resident pulled out a weapon and pointed it at police officers. Though it was later identified to be a BB gun, Mendoza said it was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun, and police believed the weapon to be a real firearm.

An officer or officers shot Mendoza, who was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

Marquez played Nurse Wendy Goldman on “ER” Marquez made headlines last year after accusing the show’s star George Clooney of having her blacklisted after she reported suffering sexual and racial harassment on the set of the NBC medical drama.

“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted,” Clooney said in a statement to TheWrap back in October. “I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor.”

Clooney, who starred as Doug Ross on the series for five seasons, denied having any influence on casting the show or on Marquez’s career. “If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to,” he said. “The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”

Marquez accused the cast and producers of “ER” of conspiring to have her blacklisted after she reported being sexually harassed and being discriminated against on the basis of race.

“B.S.” she tweeted when Clooney condemned former pal Harvey Weinstein after the movie producer was accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women. “Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up [about] harassment on ER ‘Women who don’t play the game lose career’ I did.”

Marquez, who played Nurse Wendy Goldman in 27 episodes of “ER,” accused Eriq La Salle and a camera operator of being “p— grabbers,” which she said she reported to showrunner John Wells and to the show’s production company, Warner Bros.

Other credits of Marquez’s include three episodes of 1999 sitcom “Malcolm & Eddie” and an episode of “Melrose Place.” She appeared on the “Cheever Letters” episode of “Seinfeld,” and had roles in movies “Stand and Deliver” and “Blood In, Blood Out.”

The LASD is continuing to assist South Pasadena PD with the officer-involved shooting investigation.

Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Marquez’s passing. NBC did not have a comment.

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George Clooney is the highest-paid actor in the world, despite not making a movie since 2016

Forbes’ annual rankings of the highest-paid actors and actresses are always at least somewhat controversial, if only because a lot of these people do not deserve this much money, but last year’s lists were particularly noteworthy for the fact that 14 a…

Forbes’ annual rankings of the highest-paid actors and actresses are always at least somewhat controversial, if only because a lot of these people do not deserve this much money, but last year’s lists were particularly noteworthy for the fact that 14 actors (including top-earner Mark Wahlberg) made more money than the…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Earns the Most For Acting — But Doesn’t Top Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Actors

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took home the most money of any actor for acting in the period between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, earning $124 million total pretax.

However, Johnson didn’t top Forbes‘ highest-paid actors for 2018. George Clooney has that honor.

Clooney had pretax earnings of $239 million, though he owes the majority of that to the success of Casamigos Tequila, of which he is a co-founder.

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Founded in 2013 by the actor and two other partners, the company was purchased in June 2017 by British liquor company Diageo for $700 million, with the potential for an additional $300 million in earnings spread out over the next decade. Clooney took home $233 million from the sale.

Despite being second, Forbes called Johnson “Hollywood’s most bankable star,” thanks to his large social media following and his lead roles in “Skyscraper” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Following behind Clooney and Johnson on the list is Robert Downey Jr., who made $81 million from his projects, which included the mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as his appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” His fellow Avenger Chris Hemsworth clocked in at number four, with $64.5 million.

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The only returning member of the list is Will Smith, who took in $42 million — just behind Jackie Chan’s $45.5 million —  which landed him the number six spot on the list. Part of Smith’s earnings come from his role as Genie in the upcoming live-action “Aladdin.”

Forbes noted that the total amount accrued by the top ten highest-paid actors, $748.5 million, overshadowed the collective earnings of the top ten highest-paid actresses, which was $186 million. The top three actresses from that list were Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took home the most money of any actor for acting in the period between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, earning $124 million total pretax.

However, Johnson didn’t top Forbes‘ highest-paid actors for 2018. George Clooney has that honor.

Clooney had pretax earnings of $239 million, though he owes the majority of that to the success of Casamigos Tequila, of which he is a co-founder.

Founded in 2013 by the actor and two other partners, the company was purchased in June 2017 by British liquor company Diageo for $700 million, with the potential for an additional $300 million in earnings spread out over the next decade. Clooney took home $233 million from the sale.

Despite being second, Forbes called Johnson “Hollywood’s most bankable star,” thanks to his large social media following and his lead roles in “Skyscraper” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Following behind Clooney and Johnson on the list is Robert Downey Jr., who made $81 million from his projects, which included the mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as his appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” His fellow Avenger Chris Hemsworth clocked in at number four, with $64.5 million.

The only returning member of the list is Will Smith, who took in $42 million — just behind Jackie Chan’s $45.5 million —  which landed him the number six spot on the list. Part of Smith’s earnings come from his role as Genie in the upcoming live-action “Aladdin.”

Forbes noted that the total amount accrued by the top ten highest-paid actors, $748.5 million, overshadowed the collective earnings of the top ten highest-paid actresses, which was $186 million. The top three actresses from that list were Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

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‘A Star Is Born’ Again and Again and Again – Will the Movie Remakes Ever Stop? (Guest Blog)

The Venice Film Festival begins August 29 and possibly the most anticipated American entry is the world premiere of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. This is at least the fourth telling of this tale. The stars change, the style of music changes, but the story apparently has something that is evergreen — the title, coincidentally, of Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning song in the 1976 version.

The latest big-screen reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” was announced earlier this summer, and as we speak, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are prepping a reimagining of “West Side Story.” It might make sense to attempt a new take on a great idea that didn’t work the first time. (The Rat Pack’s “Oceans 11” became the much better George Clooney version.) But for an iconic musical that won 10 Oscars?

The list of failed remakes is long. (Think “Charade,” “Sabrina, “The Magnificent Seven.”) Another winner of ten-plus Oscars, “Ben Hur,” came back in 2016 and bit the dust. There are those that never get it right. Neither Robert Redford nor Leonardo di Caprio could bring Gatsby to life.

Also Read: Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

The new version of “Papillon,” starring Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), opens in theaters August 24. “These remakes are made because a director, star or screenwriter has a modern take on the film for a new generation,” says Michael Puopolo, senior VP of international television research at 20th Century Fox distribution. Early trade reviews of the film, which originally starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, do not bode well. But their young fans may ignore the critics.

Which may be why Hollywood keeps trying.

Hollywood likes stories that have pre-existing audience awareness,” says Joe Pichirallo, currently at NYU’s Tisch School and formerly SVP at Fox Searchlight. “Plus, a successful old film presumably has a story that works creatively.”

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A significant rationale for taking a second (or third) shot on a property is the explosion in all things technical. This explains the “King Kong” and “Godzilla” reboots. But do louder pyrotechnics necessarily make for better viewing, or do they leave nothing to what’s left of our imagination?

One might also point to sexual liberties that can now be taken with stories told in primmer times. But is nudity necessarily sexier than hanging a towel between beds, or teaching a guy how to whistle?

Director Taylor Hackford, who sexed up 1947’s “Out of the Past” under the new title “Against All Odds” in 1984, warns that critics judge new versions particularly harshly. “I didn’t want to duplicate the original,” he says. “My desire was to do a new adaptation of the novel, but to update it to the hazy smog of 1980s Los Angeles. I’ll never do another remake. It’s a thankless task.”

Also Read: ‘Mulan’ Director Shares First Photo From Set of Live-Action Remake

And then there are the PC considerations. For instance, the new Charlie bossing those Angels around will be a woman. Clearly, the thinking behind the Spielberg/Kushner take on “West Side Story” will be to make sure that when you’re a Shark… you’re a Shark all the way. (That is, the director is specifically seeking out Latinx talent to fill the Puerto Rican gang’s principal roles.)

There are also the Americanized remakes, our version of foreign films. This spring’s box office dud “Midnight Sun,” a teen romance starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, was based on a 2006 Japanese film, while Sony Classics just released an American version of the Argentinian drama “Puzzle” to mostly middling reviews.

Bottom line: Most revivals do not work. One reason may be that original story ideas aren’t going to film studios. “Television is sucking all the interesting, edgy, creative ideas out of the feature market,” entertainment attorney Alan Wertheimer says.

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Lucy Stille, a literary agent at APA, says, “With studio consolidation and the decision to spend on a few movies rather than a varied slate of mid-range films, there is no financial incentive for screenwriters to write on spec.”

There are the rare happy endings when it comes to film remakes. “True Grit” may have won an Oscar for John Wayne in 1970, but the film was much improved upon years later by the Coen Brothers. Wayne, by the way, is one of the few who remade his own movie. Yes, “Rio Bravo” basically became “El Dorado,” with James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role.

Alfred Hitchcock turned his 1934 black-and-white version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” into a revised thriller two decades later, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Bing Crosby’s “Holiday Inn” begat Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Better? You decide.

Is any movie immune to this treatement? There has even been talk every few years of remaking “Casablanca.” We can only hope we are misinformed. Of all the scripts in all the gin joints…

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The Venice Film Festival begins August 29 and possibly the most anticipated American entry is the world premiere of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. This is at least the fourth telling of this tale. The stars change, the style of music changes, but the story apparently has something that is evergreen — the title, coincidentally, of Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning song in the 1976 version.

The latest big-screen reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” was announced earlier this summer, and as we speak, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are prepping a reimagining of “West Side Story.” It might make sense to attempt a new take on a great idea that didn’t work the first time. (The Rat Pack’s “Oceans 11” became the much better George Clooney version.) But for an iconic musical that won 10 Oscars?

The list of failed remakes is long. (Think “Charade,” “Sabrina, “The Magnificent Seven.”) Another winner of ten-plus Oscars, “Ben Hur,” came back in 2016 and bit the dust. There are those that never get it right. Neither Robert Redford nor Leonardo di Caprio could bring Gatsby to life.

The new version of “Papillon,” starring Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), opens in theaters August 24. “These remakes are made because a director, star or screenwriter has a modern take on the film for a new generation,” says Michael Puopolo, senior VP of international television research at 20th Century Fox distribution. Early trade reviews of the film, which originally starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, do not bode well. But their young fans may ignore the critics.

Which may be why Hollywood keeps trying.

Hollywood likes stories that have pre-existing audience awareness,” says Joe Pichirallo, currently at NYU’s Tisch School and formerly SVP at Fox Searchlight. “Plus, a successful old film presumably has a story that works creatively.”

A significant rationale for taking a second (or third) shot on a property is the explosion in all things technical. This explains the “King Kong” and “Godzilla” reboots. But do louder pyrotechnics necessarily make for better viewing, or do they leave nothing to what’s left of our imagination?

One might also point to sexual liberties that can now be taken with stories told in primmer times. But is nudity necessarily sexier than hanging a towel between beds, or teaching a guy how to whistle?

Director Taylor Hackford, who sexed up 1947’s “Out of the Past” under the new title “Against All Odds” in 1984, warns that critics judge new versions particularly harshly. “I didn’t want to duplicate the original,” he says. “My desire was to do a new adaptation of the novel, but to update it to the hazy smog of 1980s Los Angeles. I’ll never do another remake. It’s a thankless task.”

And then there are the PC considerations. For instance, the new Charlie bossing those Angels around will be a woman. Clearly, the thinking behind the Spielberg/Kushner take on “West Side Story” will be to make sure that when you’re a Shark… you’re a Shark all the way. (That is, the director is specifically seeking out Latinx talent to fill the Puerto Rican gang’s principal roles.)

There are also the Americanized remakes, our version of foreign films. This spring’s box office dud “Midnight Sun,” a teen romance starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, was based on a 2006 Japanese film, while Sony Classics just released an American version of the Argentinian drama “Puzzle” to mostly middling reviews.

Bottom line: Most revivals do not work. One reason may be that original story ideas aren’t going to film studios. “Television is sucking all the interesting, edgy, creative ideas out of the feature market,” entertainment attorney Alan Wertheimer says.

Lucy Stille, a literary agent at APA, says, “With studio consolidation and the decision to spend on a few movies rather than a varied slate of mid-range films, there is no financial incentive for screenwriters to write on spec.”

There are the rare happy endings when it comes to film remakes. “True Grit” may have won an Oscar for John Wayne in 1970, but the film was much improved upon years later by the Coen Brothers. Wayne, by the way, is one of the few who remade his own movie. Yes, “Rio Bravo” basically became “El Dorado,” with James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role.

Alfred Hitchcock turned his 1934 black-and-white version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” into a revised thriller two decades later, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Bing Crosby’s “Holiday Inn” begat Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Better? You decide.

Is any movie immune to this treatement? There has even been talk every few years of remaking “Casablanca.” We can only hope we are misinformed. Of all the scripts in all the gin joints…

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Canal Plus Nabs French Rights to George Clooney’s Miniseries ‘Catch-22’

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Canal+ Scores French Rights To George Clooney’s ‘Catch 22’ Series From Paramount

Paramount has sold anticipated six-part mini Catch-22 to Canal+ in France.
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YouTube Content Chief on TV Show Spending: ‘I Don’t Need $10 Million an Episode’

Though YouTube has made some high-profile moves this year in the original content space, don’t expect them to throw billions of dollars around to compete with other deep-pocketed tech giants.

“I don’t need $10 million an episode to create great content,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, said during her TCA press tour executive session on Friday. “I’ve always been a believer that you can make great shows for less money.”

However, after Daniels’ executive session, she admitted to TheWrap there is one project she would empty the bank vault for, if it came to that. “I’m not going to say what it is,” she said. “I’m chasing a property right now I desperately want.”

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Despite being owned by one of the largest tech companies in the world (Google bought the site in 2006 for a cool $1.65 billion), YouTube doesn’t have the same budget as a Netflix or Amazon.

“I can’t compete with the level of money that they’re spending,” she continued. “My heart goes out to them because it’s not easy to buy a billion dollars of original content. I think about them every day and how hard their jobs must be.”

Even so, YouTube has made waves this year with its breakout success of “Karate Kid” sequel “Cobra Kai” and nabbing projects from the high-profile talents like George Clooney and Jordan Peele. It all came as YouTube rebranded its subscription service from YouTube Red to YouTube Premium.

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“It really wasn’t resonating with viewers,” she said, explaining why YouTube Red didn’t quite stick. “YouTube Premium seems to be working so far for us.”

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Though YouTube has made some high-profile moves this year in the original content space, don’t expect them to throw billions of dollars around to compete with other deep-pocketed tech giants.

“I don’t need $10 million an episode to create great content,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, said during her TCA press tour executive session on Friday. “I’ve always been a believer that you can make great shows for less money.”

However, after Daniels’ executive session, she admitted to TheWrap there is one project she would empty the bank vault for, if it came to that. “I’m not going to say what it is,” she said. “I’m chasing a property right now I desperately want.”

Despite being owned by one of the largest tech companies in the world (Google bought the site in 2006 for a cool $1.65 billion), YouTube doesn’t have the same budget as a Netflix or Amazon.

“I can’t compete with the level of money that they’re spending,” she continued. “My heart goes out to them because it’s not easy to buy a billion dollars of original content. I think about them every day and how hard their jobs must be.”

Even so, YouTube has made waves this year with its breakout success of “Karate Kid” sequel “Cobra Kai” and nabbing projects from the high-profile talents like George Clooney and Jordan Peele. It all came as YouTube rebranded its subscription service from YouTube Red to YouTube Premium.

“It really wasn’t resonating with viewers,” she said, explaining why YouTube Red didn’t quite stick. “YouTube Premium seems to be working so far for us.”

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George Clooney Briefly Hospitalized After Motor Scooter Accident in Sardinia

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George Clooney Suffers Minor Injury In Bike Crash Near Italian Set Of ‘Catch-22’

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George Clooney Rushed to Hospital After Motorcycle Accident in Italy

George Clooney was rushed to a hospital in Italy on Tuesday after his motorcycle was struck by a car, the Associated Press reported.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia, Italy, told the AP that the Oscar-winning star was released on Tuesday after treatment for undisclosed injuries.

Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said actor-director had been headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a car near Costa Corallina on the island of Sardinia.

Clooney’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Clooney, 57, has been in Italy shooting a Hulu miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical World War II novel “Catch-22.”

In April, the streaming network announced that Kyle Chandler would replace Clooney in the co-lead role of Col. Cathcart in the series so that Clooney could concentrate on producing and directing the limited series.

Clooney is playing Scheisskopf, a training commander at a cadet school in California who is obsessed with winning parade tournaments and known as a general idiot who makes the enlisted men’s lives a living hell.

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Christopher Abbott (“Girls”) stars as Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force during the war who faces a constant struggle of serving in the armed forces and doing what he must in order to survive.

Heller’s novel was previously adapted into a 1970 feature film starring Alan Arkin, Martin Balsalm and Art Garfunkel.

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George Clooney was rushed to a hospital in Italy on Tuesday after his motorcycle was struck by a car, the Associated Press reported.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia, Italy, told the AP that the Oscar-winning star was released on Tuesday after treatment for undisclosed injuries.

Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said actor-director had been headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a car near Costa Corallina on the island of Sardinia.

Clooney’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Clooney, 57, has been in Italy shooting a Hulu miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical World War II novel “Catch-22.”

In April, the streaming network announced that Kyle Chandler would replace Clooney in the co-lead role of Col. Cathcart in the series so that Clooney could concentrate on producing and directing the limited series.

Clooney is playing Scheisskopf, a training commander at a cadet school in California who is obsessed with winning parade tournaments and known as a general idiot who makes the enlisted men’s lives a living hell.

Christopher Abbott (“Girls”) stars as Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force during the war who faces a constant struggle of serving in the armed forces and doing what he must in order to survive.

Heller’s novel was previously adapted into a 1970 feature film starring Alan Arkin, Martin Balsalm and Art Garfunkel.

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Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Others Raise Objections to Weinstein Co. Sale Provisions

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Hollywood Who’s Who Raise Objections To Weinstein Co. Sale

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Some of Hollywood’s most prominent actors, directors, producers and writers are objecting to the sale of The Weinstein Company to Lantern Capital, raising fresh questions about the Dallas private equity firm’s willingness to make good on the bankrupt company’s contractual obligations. One document filed today with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court urges the judge not to approve the new, reduced purchase price for The Weinstein Co.’s assets without first extracting a guarantee of…

‘Catch-22’: Julie Ann Emery Set To Recur In George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series

Preacher‘s Julie Ann Emery is for a recurring role opposite George Clooney and Christopher Abbott in Catch-22, Hulu’s high-profile limited series, directed and executive produced by Clooney. Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler also star in the series, wri…

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