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The Richard Pryor biopic has been gestating for a long time. 48 Hours director Walter Hill was set to co-write and direct the movie back in 2005, when Pryor was still alive. Mike Epps gave a killer audition and won Pryor's approval. Pryor died shortly thereafter and the movie went stagnant. Then Epps was supposed to play Pryor in a Nina Simone biopic that's had so many problems it might as well be cursed. Now the Pryor film has finally been green-lit, Deadline reports. Lee Daniels is at the helm, filming a script by Bill Condon and Empire collaborator Danny Strong. The cast is stellar: Oprah Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmother, Eddie Murphy Pryor’s father, and Kate Hudson Pryor’s widow. Pryor, the man who once said, “I’m not a movie star, I’m a booty star,” will still be portrayed by Epps, ten years after he initially won the role. »
- Greg Cwik
With Disney's live-action version of Cinderella such a success, we're even more excited for the next retelling - a live-action Beauty and the Beast. Disney perfectly cast Emma Watson as Belle already and has been adding to the cast steadily, in addition to giving us a release date and tons of info about the movie. Get the scoop on the latest additions, along with the rest of the cast of the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon. Also, check out the first Instagram from the movie set! »
After years of starts and stops, director Lee Daniels has finally gotten the green light on his biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? The main cast has been confirmed, with previously announced actors Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson still attached. New to the cast is Oprah Winfrey, who has long been attached as a producer. The movie will shoot in March, after Lee Daniels has wrapped on Empire Season 2. The Weinstein Company is producing.
Mike Epps is officially locked to headline Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, starring as the iconic comedian. Eddie Murphy is playing Richard's father Leroy 'Buck' Pryor. Kate Hudson is starring as Richard's widow Jennifer Lee Pryor. Oprah Winfrey is set to play Pryor's grandmother, who is infamous for running a brothel while raising Richard.
French beachfront festival unveils full line-up.Scroll down for full line-up
The 41st edition of the beachfront festival, taking place in the northern French resort of Deauville, announced the new prize at its line-up press conference on Monday (Aug 24).
Opening and closing films
'Sinister 2' poster. 'American Ultra,' 'Hitman: Agent 47' and 'Sinister 2': Weekend box office bombs American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, and Sinister 2 are the new entries at the North American box office this weekend, Aug. 21-23, '15. All three of them are expected to underperform – with American Ultra having a particularly disastrous bow, especially for a movie starring Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and former Twilight star Kristen Stewart. Whether you blame it on a glut of movies targeting the same audience, a lack of major box office draws, or poor reviews, only one of the debutantes is expected to score more than $10 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters by Sunday evening. 'Sinister 2' According to early estimates found at Deadline.com, Ciarán Foy's Sinister 2 will lead the pack of newcomers with »
- Zac Gille
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
Disney used its D23 convention this morning to hold a presentation for several of its live-action films currently in production and due for release over the next two years. New footage and details were shown from five key films and included:
The official logo art has been unveiled for the fifth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Johnny Depp appeared in character as Captain Jack Sparrow and Disney confirmed that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role as Will Turner in the new movie which also stars Javier Bardem as the villain Captain Salazar along with Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, David Wenham, and Golshifteh Farahani.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
- Garth Franklin
James Holmes: 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooter 'The Dark Knight Rises' mass shooter James Holmes gets life in prison James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a July 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, in the Greater Denver area, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Some had been expecting that Holmes would get the death penalty. According to Mother Jones, the jury deliberated for less than seven hours. The Aurora tragedy is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. As of Feb. '15, pre-trial expenses in the case against James Holmes cost state taxpayers $5.5 million. The trial itself was expected to cost several million dollars more. Following the verdict, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jovan Melton tweeted about the jury's decision and the death penalty in his state: Today's verdict proves again that the Death Penalty is arbitrary. »
- Zac Gille
“Yes, we have a 'Sherlock 3' in development. We want it to be the best of the series, so that’s a pretty tall order," is what Robert Downey Jr. said last fall about a possible third entry in the blockbuster sized take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth. And according to producer Lionel Wigram, there's still plans to get the highest paid actor in the world back to crime solving, Guy Ritchie style. “We’re working on a 'Sherlock Holmes 3' script” Wigram told IGN. “I think we would all love to do one if we could come up with something that really was really going to knock it out of the park and was going to be the best of the three. So we’re working on that — it’s quite hard to do.” Read More: Review: Bill Condon's 'Mr. Holmes' »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Mort co-wrote with director Bill Condon the HBO pilot for 'Tilda,' with Diane Keaton playing a reclusive blogger inspired by Finke, that never went to series. (I wish HBO could release that script for posting, I loved it.) Oddly enough, another writer posting fiction on Hollywood Dementia for $1 a pop is power attorney/novelist Bert Field, who was once hired by The Wrap's Sharon Waxman to fire off a legal response to attacking Finke at the height of their dueling diva phase. (I ordered the Field story "forever" via Amazon payments--other options include PayPal or credit card.) Read More: Why Nikki Finke is Launching Her New Site Nikkifinke.com now redirects to Hollywood Dementia. Deadline's Mike Fleming posts an excerpt of Finke's hardboiled Hollywood fiction, "Dying on a Bed of Nails." Let's just say it's not escapist fare. She likes exposing the belly of the beast. Whether Finke's »
- Anne Thompson
Never mind Belle and the Beast, we're ready for "Beauty and the Beast" to show the magical bromance of Gaston and Lefou! Disney's live-action remake -- starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, and Stanley Tucci -- is wrapping up filming and two of the stars shared a sweet nostalgic photo on set.
Josh Gad plays Lefou, opposite Luke Evans as the cocky Gaston. Luke's Gaston may not find love with Emma's Belle, but it sounds like the actors are leaving with a strong bond. Check out this photo from Josh, which was also shared with a note from Luke:
That's a wrap! Will miss the cast of #beautyandthebeast especially my brilliant Gaston #LukeEvans
A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:16am Pdt
@joshgad been a real pleasure. Until we meet again. Xxx #Batb #gaston&lefouforever pic.twitter. »
- Gina Carbone
An Instagram post from Josh Gad (Frozen) has confirmed that he has finished filming his scenes in 2017’s live-action Beauty and the Beast film. The picture shows him embracing co-star Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) on a snowy set for the film. The caption reads, “That’s a wrap! Will miss the cast of #beautyandthebeast especially my brilliant Gaston #LukeEvans.” See it here…
In the film, Gad plays Lefou, the bumbling sidekick to the arrogant and egotistical Gaston, who is played by Evans.
Along with those two, Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast respectively, with Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) as Plumette, Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as Cadenza and »
- Justin Cook
The Jungle Book aside, next up on Disney's slate of live-action remakes of classic animated films is Beauty And The Beast. Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty has a ridiculously stellar ensemble consisting of Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen and Stanley Tucci. The cast has been pretty vocal about the progress of this film, and it looks like filming has... Read More »
- Sean Wist
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair promoting his new film, "Mr. Holmes," Condon also dished about his work on "Beast," which is currently in production. According to the director, the film was almost completely different when he first signed on: Disney originally didn't want it to be a musical. Sounds ridiculous, right? Condon thought so, too.
"I said, 'With all due respect, I think you're crazy,'" Condon recalled of his conversation with the studio. "'The songs are too good. You're going to spend all this time making a huge, gorgeous live-action "Beauty and the Beast" and not do "Be Our Guest"?'"
Aside from that major redirection (thank god for Condon putting his foot down), not much will »
- Katie Roberts
Kristen Stewart impressed the director with her ''vampire orgasm'' in 'Twilight'. Bill Condon - who was at the helm of the final two instalments of the film adaption, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Parts 1 and 2' - has revealed he was impressed with how she acted in a particular scene. He said: ''I'd been a fan of Kristen's before Breaking Dawn, and I loved working with her. She's incredibly smart and committed, she played such a range of emotions across a single film, from wedding jitters to death throes to vampire orgasm - I mean, if you can pull that off, you can do anything.'' And whilst 'Twilight' has seen its fair share of critics, Bill is glad he got the chance to ''channel his love of classic horror films'' into the flick. He told Vanity Fair magazine: ''One of the reasons I wanted to do 'Breaking Dawn »
It came down to something of a photo finish, but Walt Disney Studios' "Ant-Man" held on to the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. Newcomer "Pixels," which was expected to take the crown, ended up making just $765,000 less and Marvel's miniature hero remained on top. "Ant-Man" dropped an Ok 56.7% from its initial frame earning $24.7 million for $106 million overall domestic. At this point it is just $8 million ahead of where "The Incredible Hulk" was during its run in 2008. That Marvel Studios and Universal Studios collaboration ended up with $134.8 million. At this point, it appears as though "Ant-Man" will top out around $150 million domestic. "Pixels" opened to a flat studio estimate of $24 million which likely means it will come in under when actuals are released on Monday. Sony Pictures attempted to hide polarizing star Adam Sandler's involvement, but the marketing may have had »
- Gregory Ellwood
Critics have long despised his films, but the appeal of the Adam Sandler comedy label amongst wider audiences seems to be on the wane too. Despite a fun high-concept, the critically derided Sandler-led "Pixels" opened this weekend to $24 million and second place.
It fell behind Disney's "Ant-Man" which scored first place and $24.8 million in its second outing, bringing it to a $106.1 million stateside haul. Both films opened in the wake of a cinema shooting in Louisiana which saw three deaths and nine injuries, and has prompted discussion of consumers steering clear of cinemas.
Two other new films opened. Fox's "Paper Towns," the next film from social media celeb and "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green, opened to $12.5 million which was only about half what was projected. The $12 million budget means it'll be profitable, but it certainly hasn't gone past the core base like 'Fault' seemed to.
The other »
- Garth Franklin
Billy Ray, the screenwriter best known for co-adapting The Hunger Games for the big screen and for his Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips script, has claimed the final seat on the Academy of Motion Picture’s 51-member board of governors, the Academy announced on Friday. Ray originally was one of four candidates seeking to become one of the three reps of the Academy’s writers branch, replacing incumbent Bill Condon, who did not seek re-election. The others were Larry Karaszewski, James Schamus and Dana Stevens. Voting took place between from June 24 through July 2. On July 10, the Academy
- Scott Feinberg
It looks lovely and Ian McKellen is amazing, of course, but it’s not very Holmesian. I suspect Holmes himself would snort in derision at its sentimentality. I’m “biast” (pro): big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Ian McKellen
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I love Sherlock Holmes in all his many incarnations, and when I heard that director Bill Condon was making a movie about an elderly Holmes played by Ian McKellan, I cheered. The two had previously collaborated on the wonderful Gods and Monsters — about the classic Frankenstein filmmaker James Whale in his later years — so this new film was bound to be great, wasn’t it? I was a tad sorry to learn that Mr. Holmes, though based on a novel, was not based on the fabulous Mary Russell »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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