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July 17, 2019

Alexandra Daddario Joins Evangeline Lilly & Ike Barinholtz In Highland Film Group’s ‘Happy Life’

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that San Andreas and True Detective star Alexandra Daddario is set to star in Highland Film Group’s comedy Happy Life opposite Evangeline Lilly and Ike Barinholtz. Pic reps the directorial debut of Mindy Project and Blockers producer David Stassen which he’s also writing. Happy Life follows new mom Allison Beck (Lilly) who suspects her workaholic husband Eli (Barinholtz) is having an affair with an Instagram...

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July 9, 2019

Kevin James Set To Play Bad Guy In Action Thriller ‘Becky’

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin James, who rose to success via comedies from CBS’ long-running The King of Queens to films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Grown Ups, is flipping the script. He has come aboard the action thriller Becky, where he is set to play the baddie opposite Annabelle: Creation and The Haunting of Hill House star Lulu Wilson. James replaces Simon Pegg, who had been...

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July 4, 2019

‘Jiu Jitsu’ producer says film ‘make-or-break’ for Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – A veteran Hollywood movie producer said Saturday that Cyprus’ aspirations to become an international film destination hinge on whether authorities can deliver on a pledge to provide cash rebates and tax exemptions to filmmakers. Martin Barab said that his new, $27.5 million-film “Jiu Jitsu” currently being...

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June 6, 2019

‘Jiu Jitsu’: Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Tony Jaa & Others Joins Nicolas Cage Martial Arts Pic

The Jiu Jitsu battle just got bigger. Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan have joined the martial arts actioner starring Nicolas Cage and Alain Moussi from writer-director-producer Dimitri Logothetis. Here’s how it plays out: Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect...

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