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‘Jungle Cruise’ With Dwayne Johnson And Emily Blunt To Premiere In Theatres And On Disney+
Disney’s live-action take on the popular theme park ride “Jungle Cruise” will debut in theatres and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30. Filmed in 2019, the movie’s 2020 release was postponed due to the pandemic. “Jungle Cruise” tells the story of river guide Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) who is hired by Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) to guide her downriver on his ramshackle boat on her quest to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities and power to change the future of medicine. The search for the tree brings the voyagers face-to-face with not just the dangers of the rainforest, but supernatural ones, too.
is retiring as president of NationalCinemedia on July 1 but will continue to work with the big movie theater advertising network as a consultant in a multi-year deal, the company announced Wednesday.
The 19-year NCM veteran joined from ESPN and was an original member of the leadership team in 2002 when it was then known as Regal CineMedia Corporation.
Marks is an acknowledged force in transitioning the movies into a premium video option for brands, leading with the creation of NCM’s movie pre-show The 2wenty, which evolved to become FirstLook, and now,, that combined entertainment and advertising on the big screen. Noovie is now presented exclusively at 53 national and regional theater circuits including Regal, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark.
Dust Devil Sweeps 70-Pound Black Labrador Off His Feet, Luckily Leaves Pup Unharmed
Duke the Black Labrador was just hanging out in his front yard in Weyers Cave, Virginia, last week when he was swept off his feet by a dust devil . © Provided by People dust devil dog Security footage shows the 70-lb. pup fly several feet through the air as the short-lived air tunnel swept through his neighborhood. Luckily, Duke's owner, Brittany Wampler, told WHSV that the pooch was slightly startled, but now he is doing just fine. "It's still very tough to imagine that, you know, a 70-lb. dog or close to it and how you know, you don't see that every day," she told the news outlet.
As per the company’s established succession plan,, NCM’s EVP, President & Chief Revenue Officer, will step up to the post of President, Sales, Marketing & Partnerships. , SVP of East Coast Sales, has been promoted to EVP & Chief Revenue Officer.
“With a strong summer movie season anticipated on the heels of a great Memorial Day at the box office, both Scott and Mike are already highly engaged in driving revenue and were instrumental in helping get NCM through the most difficult time in our industry to emerge as an even stronger, more diverse media company,” said NCMI CEO.
In a push that started before Covid-19 shuttered theaters and accelerated during the pandemic, the company has also inked a series of deals for advertising that’s not on screens — atop cash machines in 7-Elevens, on Coinstar kiosks in supermarkets, in elevators and at restaurants.
Emily Blunt Was Asked To Redo Her ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Audition — Here’s Why
Emily Blunt nailed the role of fashionista Emily in “The Devil Wears Prada” but she didn’t look the part when she first auditioned. The actress chatted to James Corden on Thursday’s “The Late Late Show” about how the much-loved 2006 film, which also starred Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, was approaching its 15-year anniversary. “IThe actress chatted to James Corden on Thursday's "The Late Late Show" about how the much-loved 2006 film, which also starred Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, was approaching its 15-year anniversary.
Felenstein joined NCM in 2017 after 17 years at Discovery, most recently as executive vice president, national advertising sales. Rosen joined NCM from Roc Nation, where he was SVP of Sales and Partnerships. Prior to that, he worked at NBCUniversal in a progression of sales leadership roles for both legacy and advanced marketplace properties.
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'Spiral's' Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct Horror Film About LaLaurie Mansion From 'The Conjuring' Writers .
Darren Lynn Bousman, who has directed several films in the "Saw" franchise, will direct the first film as part of a new horror franchise about the LaLaurie Mansion, a haunted house that still stands in the French Quarter of New Orleans. "The Conjuring" writers Chad and Carey Hayes first announced back in 2019 that they were writing and developing a series of films all inspired by the house and the history of its crazed owner, Madame Delphine LaLaurie. Bousman will direct the first film in the planned franchise. No other casting or planned start dates were made clear.