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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to Write The BARBIE Movie. Really. Not Kidding.

TheWrap:

Academy Award nominees Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have closed a deal to write the “Barbie” movie, based on the iconic doll for Mattel and Warner Bros., an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap. Gerwig is eyed to direct.

I had to check the date to confirm that this was real.

Wouldn’t have put this duo and, well, any, license-focused franchise film together. Now, I’m interested to see how it pans out.

LA LA LAND Director Looking to Re-Team with Emma Stone for BABYLON

Variety:

“La La Land” director Damien Chazelle is heading back to Hollywood for his next feature film “Babylon,” and Emma Stone is in early talks to star.

Precise plot details are vague, but sources say the film will take place during the transition from silent films to talkies and will feature a mix of real-life and fictional characters, similar to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” While the exact budget is still to be determined, sources have indicated “Babylon” will mark Chazelle will be assembling an all-star ensemble to share the screen with Stone. Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt are producing “Babylon.”

I absolutely love everything that Damien Chazelle has directed so far – Whiplash, La La Land and First Man – so I’m excited to see how Babylon turns out, especially with that concept.

THE KING’S MAN Teaser Trailer

Comic Con Week has kicked off with the first look at the prequel to the Kingsman series. Ralph Fiennes messing people up in World War I? I’m totally game.

(Also, is it just me, or does the Kingsman mansion look a lot like the First Class-era Xavier School?)

PAPER GIRLS Coming to Amazon Prime Video

Deadline:

In a competitive situation, Amazon Studios has landed Paper Girls, a drama based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel. The project, which has received a series commitment, hails from Legendary Television and Plan B (12 Years A Slave, Moonlight).

I can’t think of a TV show announcement I’m more excited for than this.

Paper Girls was made for a television adaptation. Great win by Amazon.

CUPHEAD is Coming To Netflix as an Animated Series

The Hollywood Reporter:

Netflix and King Features Syndicate, a part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, are bringing the massively popular indie platforming game Cuphead to the streaming platform with the new animated series The Cuphead Show!

Cuphead, developed and published by indie game studio Studio MDHR, launched in 2017 to mass critical acclaim. The game features hand-drawn animations inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons of the 1930s (and also offers up a hefty challenge for players). The game has sold over four million copies and won the best independent game award at the 2017 Game Awards and a BAFTA Games award for its music.

The new animated comedy will expand upon the characters and world of the game, which centers on titular hero Cuphead and his brother Mugman who make a deal with the devil in a high-stakes gambling match.

If any game is made for a cartoon, it’s this one.