2019 TORONTO FEST UNVEILS SLATE: The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled an early list of Gala Premieres and Special Presentations for its annual showcase, set this year for September 5-15th. Among the standouts (via Deadline): Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Ford V Ferrari, Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, Bruce Springsteen and Western Stars, Daniel Craig and Knives Out, Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, Nicole Kidman in The Goldfinch, Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman in Steven Soderbergh's Netflix Panama Papers drama The Laundromat, Hugh Jackman in Bad Education and the Edward Norton-directed Motherless Brooklyn.
QUENTIN TARANTINO SCORES RARE OWNERSHIP DEAL: Joining the ranks of George Lucas and Mel Gibson, Quentin Tarantino scored a rare ownership deal. The director was given the copyright to the forthcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Sony, who also fronted the $95 million budget. The hotly anticipated film bows July 26th.
CHRIS PRATT & BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD OPEN JURASSIC WORLD: THE RIDE: Chris Pratt, director Colin Trevorrow and Bryce Dallas Howard were among those on-hand to open Jurassic World: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride, which first opened in 1996, has been significantly revamped and updated.
SHOWTIME MAKING ENGLISH-LANGUAGE 100 DAYS: Showtime is developing an English-language remake of Argentinean comedy 100 Days To Fall in Love. The show follows the story of best friends Laura and Antonia, who each decided to take a 100-day break from their spouses after 20 years of marriage. After the break, in which they examine their relationships and the meaning of love, they must decide whether or not to stay married.