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Boss Level
A new photo is out of Frank Grillo in Joe Carnahan’s new sci-fi action thriller “Boss Level”. Grillo plays a retired special forces soldier that gets stuck in a time loop on the day of his death – forcing him to battle various assassins while also trying to figure out what’s going on. Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Annabelle Wallis and Ken Jeong co-star. [Source: Collider]

Bad Hair
Hulu is set to acquire “Dear White People” director Justin Simien’s campy horror film “Bad Hair” following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The $8 million global deal will include some form of theatrical release before the movie, a 1989-set comedy about a weave with a mind of its own, heads to the digital platform. [Source: Variety]

Macbeth
Harry Melling (“The Legend Of Buster Scruggs”) has joined Joel Coen’s Shakespeare adaptation “Macbeth” which begins filming this month. Melling will take on the role of Malcolm, son of former Scottish king Duncan (Brendan Gleeson) and a threat to Macbeth’s reign.

The film stars Denzel Washington as Macbeth with Frances McDormand as his wife. Corey Hawkins will play Macduff while Ralph Ineson also stars. A24 will release the film which Coen is directing from his own original screenplay. [Source: Deadline]

The Card Player
Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, and Tiffany Haddish are set to join Oscar Isaac in Paul Schrader’s new film “The Card Counter”. The story follows a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a vulnerable and angry young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. [Source: Metrograph]

Top Gear
The revitalised “Top Gear” is set to move from BBC Two to BBC One for the first time in its eighteen-year modern history. It is expected that Season 29 will air on BBC One later this year with no changes to the show’s editorial direction. The franchise saw Andrew Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness take over as hosts last year, delivering good reviews and a ratings boost. [Source: TV Line]