15 items from 2015
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
Exclusive: New Line is making a deal to join MGM on Barbershop 3, the sequel that is coming together fast with deals being made for Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer to reprise their roles. The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee signed on to direct and they are making deals with Queen Latifah and Nicki Minaj among those in talks to round out the ensemble. Cube Vision is producing. MGM will run production and New Line will release the film. Bob Teitel and George… »
The Important News Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash won the most Oscars this year. Pee-wee Herman's next movie will debut on Netflix. Steven Spielberg is down to direct Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones. Taron Egerton might play a young Han Solo. Disney is retelling the first six Star Wars movies in Lego form. Hugh Jackman wants to play Wolverine forever. Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the Terminator forever. The next movie Spider-Man might not be Peter Parker. Denis Villeneuve is directing Blade Runner 2. Rob Schrab is directing The Lego Movie 2. Malcolm D. Lee is directing Barbershop 3. Richard Linklater is directing an adaptation of Where'd You Go Bernadette. The Ghostbusters reboot will be...
- Christopher Campbell
It's been over 10 years since we've last been to the Barbershop so you all know what that means. Yes, that's right people, it's time for another installment of the hit franchise starring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer. Get ready because we're heading back to the South Side of Chicago to cut some hair. While the complete details of Barbershop 3 are still being fashioned, word on the street is MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to helm the upcoming sequel. Of course we can count on seeing Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, both of whom, according to Deadline, are crafting deals to reprise their iconic roles of Calvin and Eddie, respectively. Whether or not we will see Terri (Eve) and Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas) rejoin the crew has yet been confirmed but due to their inclusion in the first two films, it's highly likely. »
It’s time for another trip to the Barbershop. Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man Holiday) is in talks to direct a new installment of the comedy franchise, over a decade after the last one hit theaters. In addition, Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are nearing deals to reprise their roles. Get all the latest details on […]
- Angie Han
Last year we heard that the comedy franchise Barbershop was getting a third chapter (fourth if you count the spin-off Beauty Shop), with Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah reprising their respective roles. Now the film finally has a director as Deadline reports Malcolm D. Lee, who has been behind The Best Man films, will be at the helm of Barbershop 3. The film is finally coming together quickly with Ice Cube also producing alongside Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures as the lead producers. The films aren't runaway hits, but they're cheap to make, and make a decent return. ›››
- Ethan Anderton
Ivanhoe, The Trust, Barbershop 3, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Barbershop 3 MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
Deals are reportedly quickly coming together for Ice Cube (Calvin Palmer) and Cedric the Entertainer (Eddie) to reprise their roles from the 2002 original and the 2004 sequel in which Cube will both star and produce.
It's unclear if previous film cast members like Sean Patrick Thomas (Jimmy), Eve (Terri), Troy Garity (Isaac), Michael Ealy (Ricky) and Leonard Earl Howze (Dinka) will reprise their roles for the sequel.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Frankly, I really could do without a 3rd "Barbershop" movie, but it looks like the stars have aligned in favor of one, as MGM is indeed pushing forward with a 3rd film in the franchise, 11 years after the second film, which was released 2 years after the first. So much time has passed between the last film, and this upcoming threequel, that it's hard to say, at this point, if that fact will work in its favor, or against it. No word on plot yet. What we do know right now is that Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are expected to reprise their roles, with Cube's Cube Vision shingle producing. And, per Deadline, Malcolm Lee is in talks to direct the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Malcolm D. Lee is finalizing a deal to direct Barbershop 3 for MGM, with the studio quickly putting together deals for Ice Cube (Calvin Palmer) and Cedric the Entertainer (Eddie) to reprise their roles from 2002's Barbershop and 2004's Barbershop 2: Back In Business. We reported in March of last year that MGM is moving forward with the sequel, with Ice Cube set to both star and produce.
The report from March revealed that the studio was seeking a screenwriter, but it isn't known if the script is currently being worked on. The original Barbershop was a surprise hit in 2002, taking in a healthy $75 million domestic from just a $15 million budget. The story followed Calvin and the wide-ranging characters that inhabit his Chicago barbershop. The 2004 sequel Barbershop 2: Back In Business earned $65 million domestic from a $30 million budget, and it also spawned the spinoff Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah.
Exclusive: They’re still barbering his deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop 3, the sequel that is coming together fast with deals being made for Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer to reprise their roles. Cube Vision is producing. Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are the lead producers. Script is by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. The first film grossed $75 million domestic in 2002 and the… »
It was almost a year ago when we last heard about another Barbershop sequel. MGM’s franchise is indeed getting ready to open again with Ice Cube as the only mentioned returning cast member (and producer) last year, but now Cedric the Entertainer is said to be close to a deal to return as well. Deadline also reported that Barbershop 3 has found itself a director in Malcolm Lee (The Best Man). The original 2002 movie, which was actually pretty great, was directed by Tim Story with »
- Graham McMorrow
Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Steve Carr, the helmer of hit comedies that include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Are We Done Yet, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Next Friday. Carr next is set to direct The Wedding Guests for CBS Films and The Boondoggle, a buddy comedy scripted by Rob Riggle & Tom Lennon. He’s also developing the AMC series Sherman’s March. Carr had been at ICM Partners.
He becomes the latest in a bunch of directors who’ve signed with Paradigm including Luke Greenfield, Rob Minkoff, Walt Becker, Malcolm Lee, Joe Johnston, Carl Franklin. Ole Bornedal and others. The signings come after a number of high-profile agents have joined the agency.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Joining Universal and 20th Century Fox in their recent games of release date musical chairs, Disney have now announced some shifting weekends of their own. Jon Favreau's Jungle Book has been pushed back to 2016, while Craig Gillespie's Chris Pine-starring The Finest Hours will arrive sooner than we thought. The new Pete's Dragon has nabbed its opening day too. And with the sudden flurry of activity around DreamWorks' Ghost In The Shell remake, there's now also confirmation of exactly when we can expect to see Scarlett Johansson don her cyber-suit.Favreau's live-action-and-cgi take on Rudyard Kipling and Mowgli will now grace cinema screens on April 15, 2016, six months later than originally planned. There's been no official reason given for this, but it's clearly a project where a long post-production was always going to be a necessity. It seems likely that it's a move to get those animal FX looking as seamless as possible. »
Disney Studios on Tuesday swapped the release dates of two high-profile movies. The Chris Pine Coast Guard thriller “The Finest Hours” will open on the October 9, the date for which the Jon Favreau-directed remake of “The Jungle Book” had been set. The live action/CGI family film will now open on April 15, 2016.
The studio also set “Pete’s Dragon” for an Aug. 12, 2016, release and said it will open DreamWorks’ Scarlet Johansson action film “Ghost in the Shell” on April 14, 2017.
- Todd Cunningham
15 items from 2015
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