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Aaron Couch

Film Editor

Aaron Couch oversees THR’s film team, managing the flow of news and industry reporting. He also edits THR’s Heat Vision blog, which is dedicated to genre movie coverage and is home to the weekly Heat Vision Newsletter. Couch began contributing to THR as a freelancer in 2012 and joined the staff in 2013 as an online editor.

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New Regency Ups Natalie Lehmann to President of Motion Pictures and Television

Natalie Lehmann is expanding her oversight at New Regency Pictures, with the studio promoting the executive to president of motion pictures and television. Lehmann has been with New Regency since 2017, producing features such as the horror hit Barbarian and Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi drama The Creator. Her most recent title was senior vice president. In […]

Kirsten Dunst Tries to Survive a Divided America in ‘Civil War’ Trailer

Alex Garland’s mysterious Civil War is coming into focus with its politically charged first trailer. As the trailer reveals, Kirsten Dunst stars as a journalist living in a near future in which 19 states have seceded from the Union, with Western Forces (including California and Texas) and the Florida Alliance among those in the conflict. […]

Christopher Nolan Lands Saturn Awards Honor (Exclusive)

Christopher Nolan is headed to the Saturn Awards, where the filmmaker will be honored with the genre-focused ceremony’s visionary award. Nolan’s Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt will present the honor at a ceremony on Feb. 4. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Feige and James Cameron are previous recipients of the visionary award. The Saturn Awards date back to […]

‘Saw XI’ Set for Fall 2024 from Lionsgate

Lionsgate is sharpening its tools for yet another Saw installment. The studio has set a date for Saw XI, with the franchise’s Instagram account announcing a Sept. 27, 2024 for the series. The latest installment, Saw X, was a surprise critical hit for the franchise, becoming the first in the series to win over critics […]

‘Under the Influencer’ Trailer Tells Story of Life After Social Media

For a year in the the 2010s, filmmaker Alex Haughey worked for a social media influencer — a job he quickly tried to put behind him. “It was not a good job, but it was an interesting character study of this life outside of reality,” says Haughey, who went on to direct the low-budget supernatural […]

Ron Howard Survival-Thriller ‘Eden’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)

A group of actors are headed to Eden. Ron Howard has added to the cast of his feature, which is currently in production in Australia, with a small unit also filming in the Galapagos. Richard Roxburgh, Felix Kammerer, Toby Wallace, Paul Gleeson, Ignacio Gasparini and Nicholas Denton join a cast that includes previously announced stars […]

‘Thanksgiving 2’ in the Works with Eli Roth Returning

Eli Roth is returning to the Thanksgiving table. The filmmaker is developing a sequel to his horror feature, which bowed earlier this month and has grossed more than $30 million globally. It stands as Roth’s best reviewed movie as a director. Sony’s Tristar plans on releasing the sequel in 2025. The first Thanksgiving began life […]

Jules Daly in Talks to Replace Ousted Joel Silver on Amazon’s ‘Play Dirty’ (Exclusive)

Shane Black’s latest thriller, Play Dirty, is getting a new producer. Amazon, which is backing the feature, is in negotiations to tap Jules Daly to replace Joel Silver after the streaming giant parted ways with the veteran moviemaker over claims of verbal abuse. Silver was steering Play Dirty, a feature seen as a comeback vehicle […]

‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ Enlists ‘Loki’ Creator Michael Waldron

Marvel Studios is moving fast to find a new variant on its script for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Marvel mainstay Michael Waldron will tackle Kang Dynasty, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The hiring cements Waldron as a key architect of Marvel’s Multiverse Saga, its sprawling story told across multiple realities in film and TV. Waldron […]

Melissa Barrera Speaks Out After ‘Scream VII’ Firing: “I Condemn Hate”

Scream star Melissa Barrera is sharing her first public words a day after news broke that she had been fired from the seventh installment of the horror franchise. “First and foremost I condemn Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice of any kind against any group of people,” she wrote in a statement posted […]

Jenna Ortega Drops Out of ‘Scream VII’

The Scream franchise is getting murdered. One day after Spyglass fired star Melissa Barrera from Scream VII, the latest installment of the horror movie series, it has been revealed that Jenna Ortega will also not be returning. Losing the two main leads who were instrumental in revitalizing the aging franchise now puts its future in […]

Melissa Barrera Dropped From ‘Scream VII’ After Social Media Posts Concerning Israel-Hamas War

Melissa Barrera is no longer starring in Scream VII. The actor was dropped from the project after a series of social media posts in the wake of the Israel-Hamas War. “Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” she wrote in one post on Instagram stories. “Cornering everyone together, with no where to go, […]