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Disney-Fox Merger Fallout: What Is The Mouse Killing Off?

On today’s episode of Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, Jeff Sneider and Scott Mantz discuss the following:

  • THR reports that a number of films have been given the axe by Disney since their merger with Fox. One of those movies is Ted Melfi‘s Fruit Loops.
  • The New York Times is reporting that Steven Spielberg’s beef was never with Netflix, but rather the exhibitors who wouldn’t budge on the exclusive period they get to play films in their theaters.
  • THR is reporting that Ben Affleck has signed on to direct and star in Ghost Army based on the Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles‘ book The Ghost Army of World War II.
  • Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to play the Guillermo del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley. A new adaptation of the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham.

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