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PATTI JENKINS CLOSES DEAL ON WONDER WOMAN 2

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Patti Jenkins would be returning as director on the sequel to Wonder Woman. With an estimated salary of $8 million, the role of Director, Writer and Producer on the follow up film would make her the highest paid female film director of all time. As expected Gal Gadot is set to return in her role as Diana Prince, no other casting news has yet to be announced but a release date of December 13 2019 has been planned.- Caris Rianne.

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PRIYANKA CHOPRA to make things easıer for the next generatıon 

Priyanka Chopra recently attended Toronto International Film Festival as a producer. Chopra mostly gave interviews that emphasized gender equality and commented that the industry is still so far behind and she is fighting for women to get meatier roles just like their male counterparts.

“I’m digging my feet in and not gonna settle ever,” said the 35-year-old. “Because it’s gonna take people like me, like a lot of other women out there, to make it easier for the next generation,” she added.

For her goal, Chopra first founded the Purple Pebble Pictures in 2015.  The company's fifth feature film Pahuna: The Little Visitors, tells the story of three Nepalese children separated from their parents and their journey back home. It's also directed by another woman, Paakhi A. Tyrewala.

Pahuna: The Little Visitors recieved a standing ovation at its screening at TIFF, in spite of being the directorial debut of Tyrewala. On a side note, Brie Larson's directorial debut Unicorn Store also premiered at TIFF and we'll cover it more at our upcoming weekly edit. - Cagla Demirbas.

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ava duvernay wins big at emmys 

The 2017 Creative Arts Emmys took place last weekend. One of the biggest winners of the night was director Ava DuVernay, who took home three Emmys for her feature documentary 13th. These included Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Documentary. 13th is DuVernay's most nominated and watched work to date and attracted a lot of awards attention, including a BAFTA win and an Oscar nomination. Her documentary is about the US prison system and racial inequality and is available to watch on Netflix. Another notable female winner includes Alexis Bledel for her guest role as Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale. - Sophie Duncan.

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FILM OF THE WEEK: IT

If you're expecting non stop jumps and scares that yes, IT will probably be a disappointment for you. But if you're a fan of Stranger Things and Stand By Me, then this will be a nice nostalgic trip for you...along with a few jumps and scares. For me, the best part of IT was the incredible performances by the young cast. You'll recognise Jaeden Lieberher from his brilliant performance in last years Moonlight Special and Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, but the whole gang of 'The Losers Club' build a dynamic on screen that is almost unstoppable against Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise. 

You'll read about the long list of other actors who passed up on the role, including Will Poulter who was attached when Cary Fukunaga was set to direct, but Skarsgard builds a performance that proves he was worthy of the infamous Stephen King monster. With 'Part two' expected to begin production in Spring next year, ideas of which actors will play the adult versions of the beloved teen characters are building.. However the cast have their own ideas: Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier) says Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) says Jessica Chastain, Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) says Chadwick Boseman, Jack Dylan Grazer(Eddie Kaspbrak) says Jake Gyllenhaal, Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) says Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) says Chris Pratt and Jaeden Lieberher (Bill Denbrough) says Christian Bale. We'll be keeping our eyes on casting news, but Chastain did previously work with the IT director Andy Muschietti on their film Mama. - Caris Rianne

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