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2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos) Lupita Nyong’o and Allison Williams look stunning in white, Lucy Liu and Thalia display yellow gowns The stars turned out to the 2016 Tony Awards in New York on Sunday. As they say on Broadway: The show must go on. The famous line couldn’t be more true of this year’s awards event, happening as the nation comes to grips with the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. Sunday’s show has been dedicated to the victims of the massacre. Diane Lane arrives at the event in New York on Sunday. Allison Williams »
- Meriah Doty
Kenya Barris and Alan Yang have never worked together, but they have played together. The breakout comedy showrunners first met in a regular pickup basketball game organized by ABC exec Cort Cass. At the time, Yang was on staff at NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” and Barris was establishing a resume including Bet’s “The Game” and TBS’ “Are We There Yet?” Now, they’re running their own series: Barris is prepping season three of ABC’s “Black-ish” and Yang is at work on season two of Netflix’s “Master of None.” Fresh off Peabody wins for their acclaimed half-hours, Variety spoke with the pair about the upside of awards, TV’s diversity boom and why it’s a great time to be working in comedy.
Congratulations to you both on your Peabody wins. Having just experienced that, what are your feelings on awards?
Alan Yang: You don’t »
- Geoff Berkshire
Ambi Group is partnering with Beijing-based SinoLicensing to form Ambi-Sino China — a finance, production and distribution company.
SinoLicensing CEO Chuan “Melody” Bi and and Ambi co-owner Andrea Iervolino will oversee the day-to-day operations. The deal was announced Monday in Beijing.
In addition to expanding Ambi’s distribution to China, Ambi-Sino will finance and produce Chinese original content, co-produce English-language content with Chinese partners, and serve as a local production partner for Ambi’s productions and third-party projects.
Ambi-Sino will be able to exploit the Ambi library, which includes the Exclusive Media library it acquired last year. That acquisition covered remake and sequel rights for about 400 titles, including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The Mexican,” “Parkland,” “Rush,” “Sliding Doors,” “Snitch,” “Undefeated” and “The Way Back.”
“These properties, and more, will be considered for local remake opportunities in the Chinese language with cooperation from local and international financing partners, »
- Dave McNary
Future World takes place in a barren landscape where a young man and a robot leave a safe haven in search of self-discovery.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
On Saturday Quentin Tarantino’s music supervisor, Mary Ramos, will be a keynote speaker at music biz event Midem in Cannes, France. Variety spoke to her about her 23-year career, including her work on Tarantino’s movies — from “Pulp Fiction” to “The Hateful Eight” — and other pics, such as this year’s best-picture Oscar-winner “Spotlight.”
So is Tarantino different from other directors? “Every director I work with has their own unique storytelling style. They’ll tell a story filtered through what’s important to them. It’s my job to help them tell their story through music,” Ramos says.
“What makes Quentin standout is his bold use of music. Often times it is a main character in his movies. The reason is the referential element to his storytelling. We respond to Quentin because music is so much in the forefront and it’s such a bold use, like using David Bowie »
- Leo Barraclough
“Drunken Fireworks” is set in a small town in Maine and centers on a mechanic — to be played by Franco — and a retired mob boss who compete in the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks competition.
Rabbit Bandini is in production on “Future World,” directed by Franco and starring Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Snoop Dogg and Franco. He also stars in the upcoming Fox comedy “’Why Him” with Bryan Cranston. »
- Dave McNary
Did you ever think Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg would be in a movie together? What if you add in Milla Jovovich and Method Man? And what if I told you the story was by James Franco? Welcome to Future World. I think James Franco is a good actor; it's just that he's become a parody of himself (sometimes, as in the case of the Veronica Mars movie, literally). So I'm not sure what to make of his new project Future World. Franco came up with the story, will act in the film, and also direct along with Bruce Thierry Cheung. Here's how Variety describes it: Set in the barren landscape of a dystopian world, where a young prince from the Oasis (one of the last known safe havens) and a robot named Ash go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands. »
- Jill Pantozzi
The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.”
The project is being produced and directed by Tara Wood. Harvey and Bob Weinstein began working with Tarantino nearly 25 years ago on “Reservoir Dogs” and have partnered with Tarantino on all of his projects since.
The movie was first unveiled in November at the American Film Market. It examines the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington.
Wood also directed the documentary “21 Years: Richard Linklater.” Both films draw upon the idea that the first 21 years of work defines the career of an artist.
- Dave McNary
James Franco is one of those multi-faceted stars that can do pretty much anything. As a writer / director / actor, Franco has dabbled in each of those three pools of talent, and to varying degrees of success. In the case of Future World, James Franco will be hitting all three posts, and he'll be doing so with a cast that includes Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg in its ranks. The casting news came down today from a report in The Hollywood Reporter, which informed of the latest round of casting for Future World's effective ensemble. Also along for the ride are cast members Milla Jovovich, Method Man, and Suki Waterhouse . just to name a few. With a cast like that, the story to Future World ought to be just as different and daring. Sure enough the film sounds like it's right in that weird wheelhouse Franco loves to occupy, as »
The cast of James Franco’s apocalyptic drama Future World continues to expand, as Lucy Liu, Method Man, Suki Waterhouse and Snoop Dogg have joined the pic which Franco appears in and is co-directing alongside Bruce Cheung. Set in post-apocalyptic world plagued with heat, ravaged by disease and crippled by chronic war, Future World follows the young Prince from the Oasis (one of the last known safe-havens), who embarks on a journey through the wasteland in order to find… »
Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), Method Man (Keanu), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Snoop Dogg (Meet the Blacks), Margarita Levieva (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Jeffrey Wahlberg are starring alongside James Franco and Milla Jovovich in the post-apocalyptic thriller Future World. James Franco is directing alongside Bruce Cheung, with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's Ambi Pictures producing alonside Franco's Dark Rabbit Productions. The news comes just one day after we reported Milla Jovovich has signed on to star.
The movie is set in the barren landscape of a post-apocalyptic world, where a young Prince from the Oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) and a robot named Ash go on a daring journey of self-discovery - one that winds through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands. Bruce Cheung and Jay Davis wrote the screenplay, from an original story by Franco. It isn't known if a release date has been set at »
Based on an original short story by Franco, the story follows young Prince from the Oasis and a robot as they go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands.
Margarita Levieva and Jeffrey Wahlberg also star. Bruce Cheung (who also co-directs) and Jay Davis penned the film, while Iervolino Bacardi, Monika Bacardi, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis will produce.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Bruce Cheung and Jay Davis wrote the “Future World” screenplay, from an original story by Franco and set in the barren landscape of a dystopian world, where a young prince from the Oasis (one of the last known safe havens) and a robot named Ash go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands.
Ambi Group, which is owned Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, is financing the film in association with the Fyzz Facility and Black Sparrow, and producing with Dark Rabbit Productions. Producers are Iervolino, Bacardi, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis.
Ambi Distribution is handling global sales.
Ambi and Franco teamed to produce “In Dubious Battle, »
- Dave McNary
James Franco's Future World just got a whole lot bigger. Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg will be joining Franco and Milla Jovovich in the post-apocalyptic indie thriller, along with fellow newcomers Method Man and Suki Waterhouse. Margarita Levieva and Jeffrey Wahlberg also have been added to the cast. The pic is based on an original short story by Franco, and follows young Prince from the Oasis and a robot as they go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands. Bruce Cheung and Jay Davis penned the film, which will be directed by Chen and
- Mia Galuppo
Just a few weeks before Deadpool opened in theaters, en route to being one of the biggest movies of the year, DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3 pulled in some impressive numbers for its late-January debut. The animated sequel earned $41.2 million that weekend, before taking in $142.4 million domestically and $516.5 million worldwide. Earlier this week, this beloved adventure was made available on Digital HD, and to celebrate this release, we have an exclusive interview with Bryan Cranston, one of the new additions to the all-star voice cast.
Bryan Cranston lends his voice to Li, Po's long lost dad (Jack Black) in this animated sequel, with the actor revealing just how committed this team was on Kung Fu Panda 3, in regards to crafting a story everyone in the family can enjoy. He also talks about how animated films can be both intelligent and fun, and how proud he is of the film's storyline, »
Motherhood completely changed Lucy Liu's life last summer after she welcomed her first child into the world. The actress posted the very first photo of her son, Rockwell Lloyd Liu, on Twitter last August and wrote, "Introducing the new little man in my life, my son." Shortly thereafter, a rep told E! News that Lucy's pride and joy was "brought into the world via gestational carrier." And now, the actress is opening up to us exclusively about how she's juggling a career with being a single mom, and the many, many milestones in Rockwell's life. "I am obviously somebody who is very career oriented. I really enjoy what I do and how I do it, but I really decided later »
Lucy Liu has one serious cutie on her hands! Ever since the Elementary star welcomed her first child, a son named Rockwell Lloyd Liu, via surrogate back in August, the actress has been taking to Instagram to document her new life as a mom - and from the looks of it, she sure is enjoying it. Not only did the actress introduce her little bundle of joy to the world on social media, but Lucy's also treated her followers to snaps of Rockwell's nap times, his adorable outfits, and his precious smile. We've rounded up the duo's sweetest moments together, so check them out, then look at 52 families you should be following on Instagram. »
- Monica Sisavat
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the official details for the Blu-ray release of the hit animated film Kung Fu Panda 3, which is set to arrive on June 28th in the States.
See Also: Order Kung Fu Panda 3 via Amazon Us or Amazon UK
After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Special Features for the Blu-ray will include:
–Everybody Loves a Panda Party – Join Po and the entire cast of lovable pandas to »
- Scott J. Davis
Po is back and as successful as ever in Kung Fu Panda 3, the hit sequel that earned just under $500 million at the worldwide box office and will be headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for continued commercial success this summer.
Featuring a loaded voice cast including Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson and James Hong (Blade Runner), Kung Fu Panda 3 will first be available to watch at home or on the go starting May 13th exclusively on Digital HD. The Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray and DVD release date falls a whopping six weeks later on June 28th.
Pre-order Kung Fu Panda 3 on Blu-ray, DVD or Digital for a discounted price at Amazon.com.
The Kung Fu Panda 3 home video release is officially labeled an 'Awesome Edition' and will come with a host of bonus features including two all-new shorts. »
Scarlett Johansson’s place among the Ghost in the Shell cast had been known for some time, but it was only with the release of the film’s first teaser image last week that accusations of whitewashing really began to spark an online debate. Couple this with those rumors claiming DreamWorks and Paramount had considered using CGI to make the leading stars appear “more Asian” and things began to get out of hand quite quickly.
Continuing that conversation today is Max Landis – screenwriter behind Josh Trank’s Chronicle and, more recently, Netflix’s high-profile supernatural drama, Bright – took to his own personal YouTube channel to break down Johansson’s casting and, ultimately, lay out some of the extenuating factors that play into a studio’s decision-making when selecting its leading stars.
It’s by no means a conclusive explanation, but it does help offer some insight into Hollywood’s established – and arguably narrow-minded – culture. »
- Michael Briers
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