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The Fletch remake is one that has been around for ever, as it has kicked between various directors, actors and movie studios. It's spent its life lingering in development Hell, but Relativity's recently announced bankruptcy may have just breathed new life into this beloved detective comedy. First at Mirimax, and then shuffled over to Warner Bros., Fletch finally found its home at Relativity. But like their Crow remake, it had trouble getting off the ground. Now their financial woes seem to be forcing their hand. The studio is seeking out another studio to help get Fletch moving once again.
Fletch is being included in a potential deal that will keep Relativity active through their Chapter 11 crisis. THR has the report, which sees Fletch as one of the more attractive elements in helping the corporation go through restructuring in its attempt to find new investors. As of now, the studio is »
Marc Klein has spent the last four months working on a script for Relativity called “The Lost Wife,” a World War II love story set during the Holocaust. He traveled to Auschwitz and Czech Republic for research, but now the project — and the rest of his paycheck — hang in limbo, after the studio that backed it filed for bankruptcy on Thursday.
“This isn’t something I’d be able to write at a major studio,” Klein said. “It’s a story that Hollywood could tell and isn’t anymore. The one company who did is now bankrupt. That’s a bummer. They’ve been nothing but great to me.”
Beyond his own project, Klein says that Relativity’s financial meltdown will send shockwaves throughout he entertainment industry. “It’s a sad day for the movie business,” says Klein, who also worked with Relativity as the co-writer of “Mirror Mirror,” starring Julia Roberts. »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
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Relativity Media — the digital-age entertainment company that claimed clever financing and data analysis could help it unlock the secret to box office riches — filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday against a swarm of disgruntled investors and other creditors. The 11-year-old company that founder Ryan Kavanaugh had styled as a “next-generation global media company” will be sold at auction, a statement from the company said.
The upcoming sale will center on the enterprise’s film and television units. Left outside of the insolvency action are Relativity Sports; Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution, a joint venture with the European film operator; and Relativity Education. All those units will continue on as independent concerns. The company’s fashion operation, M3/Relativity, was shut down this week and its employees laid off Wednesday as part of a pinkslipping of 75 employees.
Kavanaugh and his board proposed the immediate auction of the company, which stated liabilities of up to $1 billion, »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
Jane Got a Gun hasn't had the best of luck. The Western had its director not show up on the first day of the shoot, actors drop out and multiple different release dates, and it looks as though the troubles facing the Natalie Portman-led and produced feature aren't over yet. Relativity Media, a company without a full-out hit since 2011, is on the edge of bankruptcy, and a little over a month before the movie's September 4 release date, the company is contacting potential buyers regarding not only Jane Got a Gun, but two other high-profile features as well -- the Sundance comedy The Bronze and the Nicholas Hoult/Felicity Jones-starring action-thriller Collide. Screenings for all three films are being held at the moment for potential buyers, but they have bigger sights in mind for Jane in particular. At the moment, lawyer David Boies is trying to court Harvey Weinstein »
- Will Ashton
Hollywood’s latest evangelist blew into town without a film degree or a single production credit, but armed with abundant smarts, a knack for salesmanship and buckets of charm. Even Ryan Kavanaugh’s shock of red hair assured he got noticed in any room he entered.
Eleven years later, Relativity Media’s CEO stands on the brink of an inglorious retreat. His Beverly Hills-based company appears on the verge of bankruptcy, a key lender is calling him a “con man” and suing for fraud, and other creditors are pushing for the 40-year-old entrepreneur to be shown the door. While Kavanaugh scrambles to find a savior, the company’s 350 employees are preparing for the worst, with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing expected as early as this week.
Kavanaugh’s would-be Studio of the Future never fulfilled its brash leader’s promise: to harness clever financing and computer modeling to unlock the formula for winning films. »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
Lady in red! Ashley Tisdale kicked her beachy blonde locks to the curb in favor of the trendy "bronde" look. "I've never seen this color before," the Clipped actress, 30, posted on Instagram on July 27, calling out the celeb hairstylist who's also worked with Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale, and Halle Berry. "@kristin_ess made me a 'strawberry bronde'!" Tisdale, who married Christopher French in early September 2014, is rocking her new color — a mixture of blonde, brunette, and red hues — in a super-chic lob. But this [...] »
Proving once again that location, location, location can be everything, especially in primetime, CBS' time slot shift for Extant (0.7/2) showed immediate results on Wednesday. In its first night back in the 9 Pm post-Big Brother (1.8/7) slot where the Halle Berry series debuted in back in 2014, the struggling Extant saw a 17% rise among adults 18-49 from its July 15 show. That 10 Pm telecast of the sci-fi show was a series low for Extant. While lead-in Bb dipped 10% from… »
Just days after Comic-Con, where the first teaser trailer was shown, the first official X-Men: Apocalypse photos arrived. These gave us our first look at the title villain played by Oscar Isaac, along with some of the new mutants that will be on display. 20th Century Fox has now released those same photos in high-res, giving us a better look. Though, as you may notice, Apocalypse is suspsiosly absent from this official reveal. The big blue bad guy of this franchise sequel came under a lot of scrutiny, with his appearance compared to that of Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy. Harsher critics said he looked like he stepped out of a Power Rangers movie from the mid-90s. Are they giving him an upgrade?
20th Century Fox has decided to show off the more well-recieved aspects of its epic franchise sequel, which takes place roughly ten years »
Essentially, they’re all female Hollywood A-listers who are able to bare all to the camera whenever they please without it going on to “define” their careers.
A lot of other actresses haven’t been quite so lucky in this regard, though.
Sometimes a nude scene is rendered so iconic that it’s impossible for anybody to look at an actress without recalling it, or the scene in question is the first thing that springs to mind whenever anybody utters their name. In some cases, these actresses have gone on to do other work which has allowed them to break free from the legacy of a famous nude scene, but in a lot of cases it’s proven impossible to escape…
Here, then, are 9 actresses who – for »
- Sam Hill
Relativity has pushed Halle Berry’s thriller “Kidnap” to Feb. 26, 2016 after moving the comedy “Masterminds” from August to “Kidnap’s” original release date of Oct. 9, 2015. “Kidnap” will now open against MGM’s “Ben-Hur” remake and the Zac Efron-Robert De Niro comedy “Dirty Grandpa,” so it’ll likely be yet another Relativity release not to open atop the box office. Relativity has also taken the faith-based music documentary. “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” off the calendar. The film, which follows the band Hillsong United, was slated to open on Sept. 30, 2015 but it has been indefinitely delayed. Relativity is in the midst. »
- Jeff Sneider
Relativity Studios is moving “Kidnap” to make room for “Masterminds.”
The action thriller with Halle Berry will now open on Feb. 26, 2016, where it will face off against MGM’s “Ben-Hur” remake and “Dirty Grandpa,” a Lionsgate comedy with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. It was originally slated to open on Oct. 9, 2015, but that’s “Masterminds'” new slot now that the comedy has been pushed from its August release date.
Relativity is also moving “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” from its Sept. 30, 2015 release date. The studio has yet to decide on a new opening day for the documentary about the faith-based music group Hillsong United.
The release date reshuffling comes as Relativity is struggling to refinance tens of millions in debt payments that came due this summer. When “Masterminds” was pushed from its August date, Relativity said it needed to focus on its recapitalization. If the company cannot reach new agreements with its creditors, »
- Brent Lang
TV show trailer for CBS‘ Extant episode Cracking the Code. Molly (Halle Berry), fresh off her latest Farscape family reunion, and inadvertently shooting her boss, gets the worst kind of punishment for her weakness. She gets promoted to viral genocide duty. Certainly, we are not meant to dwell on the likelihood of Molly (or anyone, for [...]
- Sam Joseph
Yesterday we got our first look at X-Men: Apocalypse and today Entertainment Weekly delivers a few more new pictures of the newer cast members, a few of them playing new takes on familiar mutants. Above is Kodi Smit-McPhee as the German teleporting mutant Nightcrawler and he has a lot to live up to if he plans on making any kind of mark similar to Alan Cumming's entrance in X2. Below is a larger look at Alexandra Shipp as Storm, a role played by Halle Berry as recently as last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Next is Sophie Turner ("Game of Thrones") as Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan (The Stanford Prison Experiment) as Cyclops, taking over for Famke Janssen and James Marsden respectively. And finally we have Lana Condor as Jubilee and a closer look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain Apocalypse of which it took two hours »
- Brad Brevet
In an interview with TVLine, the actor — who’s currently starring opposite Halle Berry in another CBS drama, Extant — explains what Margulies did that “closed the deal” for him to join the Season 7 cast. Morgan also addresses speculation that his Good Wife character Alex is both the ‘new Kalinda’ as well as a love interest for Margulies’ Alicia.
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The last 12 months for Alexandra Shipp have certainly been busy for the young actress. After starring as Aaliyah in Lifetime's contentious biopic, and then starring in VH1's "Drumline" sequel, both last year, Shipp was cast as Storm in the next "X-Men" movie - "X-Men: Apocalypse" - earlier this year. You might recall when, last September, "X-Men" writer Simon Kinberg answered fan questions about the recent "Days of Future Past," as well as the next installment in the franchise, "Apocalypse," revealing that "first-wave" characters like Storm (as played by Halle Berry thus far) would have to be recast in the next »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Emmy nominations may have dominated this morning but on primetime last night it was all about the athletes and one Gold Medalist in particular on ABC. To that end, Wednesday was also a series low for Extant (0.6/2), which is undoubtedly why after the final ratings came out CBS decided today to shift the show. The Halle Berry starrer will now follow the Wednesday ratings heavyweight of Big Brother (2.0/8) starting next week. Extant has been preceded by a Criminal Minds… »
CBS is moving its second-year drama “Extant,” which fell to series-low ratings last night, to a new 9 p.m. time period starting next week.
The Halle Berry drama will now air immediately after “Big Brother,” which has consistently been the top-rated Wednesday program in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. “Extant” will be trading timeslots with “Criminal Minds,” whose repeats will now air for the rest of summer at 10 o’clock.
- Rick Kissell
Joel McHale opened the 2015 Espys Wednesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a lot of jokes for athletes and sports fans. As always, the host of “The Soup” nailed the sarcasm: “I know I’m the E! personality that you are so interested to see.”
He didn’t hold back anything during his opening monologue, handing out the digs left and right. He came out playing horse to Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and then noted that Donald Trump’s first act as president would be deporting Espinoza back to Mexico; and that the jockey would be fined by the NFL for whipping a three-year-old… horse, that is.
The evening also supplied many more burns and highlights:
- Mannie Holmes
Well this award was absolutely well-deserved! When Halle Berry stepped onto the stage Wednesday night at the 2015 Espy Awards, the actress knew this night wasn't going to be about her. Instead, it was the perfect time to honor another exceptional woman. That special someone was basketball star and army veteran Danielle Green who was on-hand to receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service. Born and raised in Chicago, Green revealed in a pre-taped video that her childhood was far from perfect. But after developing a love for basketball at eight years old, the 38-year-old went on to obtain a full scholarship at Notre Dame and later enlisted in the Army. While serving her country, Green's arm was »
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