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Ben Stiller is nearing a deal to star in a limited series adaptation of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” Variety has learned. The series hails from writer Amy Lippman with Sony Pictures Television producing along with SK Global and TriStar Television. Like the documentary, the series would focus on the…

The militant group Boko Haram has been a dangerous and ubiquitous presence in Nigeria and its neighboring countries for many years. In “Le Spectre de Boko Haram,” Cameroonian filmmaker Cyrielle Raingou focuses on their presence in a small village in northern Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria. Her observational and…

Lil Nas X, Diana Krall and Warren Zevon also received some head-scratching accolades.

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It has been a long road for Cameroon’s Cyrielle Raingou, the director of documentary “Le Spectre de Boko Haram,” about children growing up surrounded by terrorist organization Boko Haram, winner of the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam’s Tiger Award. “Life can be crazy, no?,” she tells Variety after her win. Initially…

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, a best actress winner at last year’s Cannes for “Holy Spider,” is ready to move into directing, currently developing a feature debut under the working title of “Honor of Persia.” “It has been years and years that I am writing. It’s about my last year in Iran,”…

Several top international directors, including Alice Diop, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and Cristian Mungiu are demanding that their films be pulled from Iran’s Fajr Film Festival after learning that they had been sent to the fest by a regional distributor without their permission. Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment…

Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures, behind Sundance winner “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” has partnered with Fremantle International on Jennifer Podemski and Hannah Moscovitch’s original drama series “Little Bird,” which is set to premiere on Crave and APTN in Canada.  The series, which stars Darla Contois and Lisa Edelstein (“House,…

If you think global recognition gets to everyone’s heads, think again. Actor James Martin casually resumed his day job at Starbucks despite starring in an Oscar-nominated film titled “An Irish Goodbye.” The Northern Irish star’s name has crept up in more and more conversations among the Hollywood elite as his most recent on-screen venture scooped…

Prolific actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been confirmed as the co-lead alongside Varun Dhawan in the Indian instalment of “Citadel,” an espionage action series created by the Russo brothers’ AGBO for Amazon’s Prime Video. Ruth Prabhu, who works primarily works in the southern Indian film industry, was the lead in 2022…

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ “Raising The Roof Tour” with special guest JD McPherson will hit 26 venues all over North America in 2023. We found tickets for all shows.

They revealed that four projects will come out over the next year, kicking off with Zachary Levi’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” From there, an eight- to 10-year release plan is in the works.