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Box Office: 'No Good Deed' passes 'Dolphin Tale 2' for no. 1

14 September 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On a weekend where "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the first movie to pass $300 million domestically in 2014, Hollywood saw some signs of life over a traditionally weak September box office frame.   Screen Gems' thriller "No Good Deed" tapped into a African-American audience looking for something different and pulled in a superb $24.5 million for no. 1.  That being said, the Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson thriller earned negative reviews from critics and received an Ok B+ Cinemascore (A is actually average), but with a reported budget of $13.2 million its well on its way to profitability.  It's also a nice bounce back for Screen Gems who misfired on the horror thriller "Deliver Us From Evil" in July. The second slot went to "Dolphin Tale 2" which disappointed with just $16.5 million. Pre-release tracking had the sequel to the 2011 hit earning more than the $19.1 million the original found.  The Warner Bros. and Alcon »

- Gregory Ellwood

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MTV Uses Social Media for Global Audience Involvement

29 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The power of live television and social media is helping to drive MTV Intl.’s global footprint and maximize opportunities for advertisers.

Between the beginning of June and Aug. 16, the cabler produced eight live music events — from Durban, South Africa, to Italy to Malaysia — sparking sky-high levels of social-media engagement and drawing millions of TV viewers. Philip Bourchier O’Ferrall, head of digital media at MTV parent Viacom Intl., maintains that the network is “in the sweet spot” when it comes to the convergence of TV and digital.

That claim is borne out by research firm eMarketer, which projects MTV to have a global social-media audience of 2.55 billion active users by 2017. It’s a particularly important trend for advertisers trying to reach young consumers, allowing them to connect their brands through live shows using Twitter, Instagram and other social media. This year, MTV U.K. and Ireland launched an advertising »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Mike Epps Lands the Role of Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels-Directed Biopic

28 August 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As confirmed through a photo posted to Lee Daniels’ Twitter feed earlier this week, comedian Mike Epps will play the late iconic stand-up Richard Pryor in the forthcoming biopic directed by Daniels, and produced by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

As Deadline reports, Epps claimed the role after a phenomenal audition that made it difficult to pass over the actor. He beat out several higher profile young actors, including Marlon Wayans (whom, according to TMZ’s, was the favorite choice of Pryor’s kids), Nick Cannon, and Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan. Additionally, Deadline has stated that both Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway have been auditioning alongside the potential Pryors, with the actresses being looked to for the role of Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor.

Fans of the late Richard Pryor should be satiated by the selection of Mike Epps. Though many know of Epps through his roles in Next Friday and The Hangover, »

- Zachary Shevich

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DC superhero movies that never got the greenlight

27 August 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may be in the golden age of superhero cinema, but here are some DC movies that never made it…

Naysayers would have you believe that Hollywood chucks bucket-loads of cash at any old comic book movie pitch that happens to float through their corner-office window, get stuck to their shoe or come to them miraculously as an on-the-toilet epiphany.

However, this is not the case, particularly with DC comics characters. While some films that do get made may seem like bog-fodder (oh hey, Green Lantern), there are plenty of comic adaptation pitches, in-development scripts and passion projects that have ended up not getting made for various reasons.

We had a rummage through the aeons of DC cinema history (also known as extensive Googling) and pulled together all the comic book movie projects we could find that ended up in the bin of crushed dreams for Batman, Superman and more. »

- ryanlambie

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Mike Epps cast as Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels biopic

27 August 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels's biopic of the legendary stand-up comedian.

Daniels confirmed the casting news through his Twitter page, posting an image of himself posing with Epps and Oprah Winfrey, who'll play Pryor's grandmother in the drama.

Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB

— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014

Epps is said to have held off competition from Nick Cannon, Michael B Jordan and Marlon Wayans to win the coveted role.

The actor, whose credits include The Hangover and Resident Evil: Apocalypse, celebrated the news by posting a picture of himself with Pryor's wife Jennifer.

Had to kiss the ring of @jennferLpryor for the blessing !you got to be stong to have been with the king! pic.twitter.com/OxvbjvPqHc

Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) August 24, 2014

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway are reportedly the frontrunners to play Jennifer Pryor in the film.

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Marlon Wayans -- But Your Honor, the Dude Looks Like Cleveland! No?

26 August 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Marlon Wayans just got sued for cracking a joke on social media that an actor looks just like Cleveland from "Family Guy" -- but he might have the perfect defense.Ummm ... accuracy has to count for something in court. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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The Richard Pryor Biopic Finally Picks Its Richard Pryor

26 August 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s Mike Epps! After years of rumors and months of open competition, Mike Epps has pushed his way to the front of the pack and officially landed the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. He should be pretty proud too given pretty much everyone else rumored for the role was either more famous or more buzzed about. The announcement hasn.t been officially made by the studio, but director Lee Daniels and producer and rumored star Oprah Winfrey both tweeted / instagramed pictures that celebrated the casting. The Richard Pryor biopic has already gone through several producers and has had a ton of different stars linked to it. At various points, the world was pretty convinced the role was going to go to Michael B Jordan, Nick Cannon or Marlon Wayans. None of those versions ever came together, however, and according to IndieWire, Epps crushed his »

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Oprah Shares First Photo of Richard Pryor Biopic Rehearsals With Lee Daniels and Mike Epps

26 August 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well that should settle the casting rumors! Oprah Winfrey shared a photo of her alongside Mike Epps and Lee Daniels earlier today, essentially confirming her involvement in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. Earlier reports claimed that Oprah was in talks to star as Richard's grandmother, Marie Carter, who raised him in her brothel. The TV mogul tagged both Epps and Daniels in the caption of the cute pic and said, "Just finished a great 1st read session #RichardPryorMovie." Meanwhile, Daniels wrote, "And we're off…Get ready y'all" next to the same image on his own Instagram page. Epps, who beat out the likes of Eddie Murphy and Marlon Wayans (to name a »

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Casting: Mount, Epps, Stanfield, Winstead, Callis

26 August 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Evil Within

Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels"), Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen") and Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter") are set to lend their voices to the upcoming horror video game "The Evil Within".

Mount and Carpenter play detectives visiting a mental asylum, the scene of a bloody mass murder where police officers lie slaughtered. Mount's character finds himself alone and battling with a hooded tormentor (Haley). The game launches October 14th. [Source: Joystiq]

Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?

Director Lee Daniels and producer Oprah Winfrey have now confirmed the previously reported news - that Mike Epps has been set to star as legendary comedian Richard Pryor in Daniels' upcoming biopic.

Entitled "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?," Epps beat out the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans for the role and the actor reportedly just finished a first readthrough session this week. [Source: Twitter]

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Mike Epps is officially playing Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' biopic

26 August 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A few weeks ago we told you that comedian Mike Epps was the frontrunner to take on the role of the legendary comic Richard Pryor. Now after beating out other hopefuls for the role including Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Marlon Wayans, and Michael B. Jordan, he has officially been given the role. The movie has been in the works for years but is now finally gaining momentum again. Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) is set to direct the Epps, who you have probably seen in smaller roles in Resident »

- Graham McMorrow

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Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey confirm Mike Epps to star as Richard Pryor in biopic

26 August 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Lee Daniels has finally found his Richard Pryor—and he made the announcement with a little help from his friend Oprah Winfrey.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, Winfrey posted a picture on her Instagram of herself, Lee Daniels, and Mike Epps after the trio had completed a first read-through of the Richard Pryor movie. Daniels did the same shortly after on his Twitter, confirming Epps’ starring role.

Get ready y’all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB

— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014

Epps later tweeted a picture of himself with Richard Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Pryor, after the two met so »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Biopic

26 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Lee Daniels has confirmed via Twitter that Mike Epps (The Hangover and The Hangover III) is set to play Richard Pryor in a new biopic. Over the years other actors rumored to be up for the role have included Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan, and Marlon Wayans

Daniels released a photo of himself (below) with Epps and Oprah Winfrey with the following caption, "Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor." Deadline previously reported that Epps blew everyone away at his audition and that Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway were on the list of options to play Pryor’s widow, Jennifer. 

The movie will depict Pryor’s controversial brand of comedy and his battle with drugs. Pryor's widow, Jennifer Pryor, is also producing the film, and she "brings to the project more than 50 pages of Pryor's personal journals, which offer a glimpse into his brilliant, but dark, mind."

Richard Pryor was a freakin' funny comedian. »

- Joey Paur

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Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

26 August 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, director Lee Daniels and producer Oprah Winfrey confirmed that Mike Epps has been set to star as legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?. Take a look at the tweets from the director and producer below, then read on for more details.

Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryorpic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB

— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014

@leedanielsent , @therealmikeepps , and me just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMoviehttp://t.co/WHw6HQkaxr

Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 24, 2014

We reported earlier this month that Mike Epps had emerged as the front runner for this coveted role, ahead of other actors such as Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans.

Ironically, both Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps had been cast as Richard Pryor in earlier versions of this project. In 2005, when Richard Pryor was still alive, the comedian hand-picked Mike Epps »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Oprah to Play Richard Pryor's Grandma in Lee Daniels' Biopic

26 August 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Oprah lands a huge new role.

Oprah is headed back to the big screen!

Et can exclusively confirm that Oprah, 60, will be playing Richard Pryor's grandmother, Marie Carter, in Lee Daniels' highly anticipated biopic on the legendary comedian.

Pryor, who died from a heart attack in 2005, had a notoriously complicated relationship with his grandmother. Pryor grew up in a house of prostitution run by Marie, when his mother Gertrude walked out on the family when he was 10 years old.

Photos: Stars Take on Real Life Roles

Oprah recently confirmed on her Instagram that actor Mike Epps, 43, will play Pryor, also hinting at her involvement in the film as well.

"@theoriginalbigdaddy, @eppsie, and me just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMovie," Oprah posted on her Instagram Sunday.

This of course isn't the first time Oprah his worked with Daniels. She memorably starred in Lee Daniels' The Butler last year, and co-executive »

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Comedian Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Long-Awaited Biopic

26 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Director Lee Daniels's Richard Pryor biopic has found its leading man: Mike Epps is set to play the late comedian in the long-awaited flick.

Daniels made the news official over the weekend, tweeting a photo of himself, Epps, and producer Oprah Winfrey to announce the casting.

Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB

- lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014 Epps was in some serious competition for the role, with actors including Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, and Nick Cannon all vying for the part. (Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson are currently said to be in talks to play Pryor's wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor.) But the comedian had some history on his side, with both Pryor and his wife giving Epps their blessing to play Pryor in a different biopic that was in the works nine years ago.

While that project never got off the ground, it »

- Katie Roberts

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Mike Epps to star as Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ biopic

26 August 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month it was reported that Mike Epps (The Hangover, Sparkle) had an explosive screen test for the role of Richard Pryor in The Weinstein Company’s upcoming biopic of the legendary comedian, and now director Lee Daniels (The Butler) has taken to Twitter to confirm his casting, with Epps set to star alongside Oprah Winfrey

Several actors have been under consideration for the role of Pryor over the years, including Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon and Marlon Wayans, with the latter actually signed on to the film when it was at Sony, with Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) then set to direct. As it happens, the biopic won’t be the first time we see Epps as Pryor, as he is set to appear as the late comic in Cynthia Mort’s upcoming Nina Simone biopic Nina, whihc is currently in post-production.

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- Gary Collinson

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Mike Epps Confirmed to Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ Biopic

26 August 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A biopic of legendary comedian Richard Pryor has been in the works for years now, but it appears that the film is finally coming to fruition.  We learned earlier this year that Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels was signing on to helm the biopic, as contenders for the role of Pryor emerged.  Actors like Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock had all vied for the part at one point or another in previous iterations of the project, and Daniels’ iteration was reported to have Murphy, Marlon Wayans, and Michael B. Jordan circling the role.  But over all the iterations, one name had regularly surfaced as a standout: Mike Epps.  Apparently his screen test for a previous version of the film blew people away, and last night on Twitter Daniels and Epps confirmed that the Hangover and Next Friday actor will indeed be playing Richard Pryor in this new biopic. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Mike Epps Confirmed to Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic

26 August 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Sorry, Nick Cannon.

It's official!

Actor Mike Epps, 43, will play the late Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' highly anticipated biopic on the legendary comedian.

Epps beat out big names like Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans to land the coveted part.

Photos: Stars Take on Real-Life Roles

"@theoriginalbigdaddy, @eppsie, and me just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMovie," Oprah posted on her Instagram, confirming the big news.

In addition, Epps tweeted a pic of himself with Pryor's wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor, saying that she gave him her "blessing" to play the part.

Had to kiss the ring of @jennferLpryor for the blessing !you got to be stong to have been with the king! pic.twitter.com/OxvbjvPqHc

Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) August 24, 2014

Photos: Role Call -- Who Got Hired in Hollywood?

This actually isn't the first time the Next Friday star has played Pryor -- he also played him in the Nina Simone film Nina »

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Marlon Wayans Sued -- I Ain't No Cleveland Brown Lookin' N**** ... Says Actor

26 August 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Marlon Wayans uncorked what might seem like a hysterical comparison between an actor and Cleveland Brown -- but the actor's not laughing ... TMZ has learned he's suing Marlon for racial discrimination and harassment.Pierre Daniel says he was hired for a part in "A Haunted House 2" -- written and produced by Marlon -- and last September Marlon posted a side-by-side pic of Daniel and the animated character Cleveland Brown on social media. The pic was captioned, »

- TMZ Staff

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Terrence Jenkins, Catt Sadler and Jesse Giddings Get Soaked in Ice Bucket Challenge—Watch Now!

19 August 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Challenge accepted, Mr. Jason Kennedy! Just a few short days after the E! News host challenged his co-worker to the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, Terrence Jenkins decided to man up for quite the soaking. "First of all Jason Kennedy, I hate you," Terrence joked.  "There will be roaches in your dressing room when you get back [from vacation]." Unfortunately, there was no way of getting out of this icy situation as Catt Sadler began pouring the giant bucket of water onto her friend's head.  Without any hesitation, Terrence nominated Marlon Wayans, Catt and Jesse Giddings to take the challenge next. And by next, he literally meant right then and there! Ken Baker »

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