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The Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton is in the thick of production, and picking up momentum with the announcement of a dash of Snoop Dogg. The Wrap reports Short Term 12's Lakeith Lee Stanfield (formerly credited as Keith Stanfield) has signed on to Straight Outta Compton to play a young Calvin Broadus Jr., A.K.A. Snoop Dogg (A.K.A. Snoop Lion). Stanfield joins a cast of relative unknowns including O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella). Also on board is Paul Giamatti, who is set to play Nwa's influential manager, Jerry Heller. Helmed by F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton will be set in the mid-1980s streets of Compton. There, the film will unfold how five young men came together as the rap group Nwa, traveling through the band's subsequent »
Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12) will play a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton, which tells the rise and fall of legendary rap group N.W.A. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren), and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members; Paul Giamatti will co-star as Jerry Heller, manager to the group. Stanfield will play rising rap star, Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. young Snoop), who will cross paths with N.W.A. The film also stars Sheldon A. Smith »
- C. Molly Smith
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?
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]
- Garth Franklin
The Wrap is reporting that Universal has chosen Short Term 12 star Keith Stanfield to play Snoop Dogg in their upcoming N.W.A. flick, Straight Outta Compton. The F. Gary Gray-directed drama already has a cast that includes O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members, and Paul Giamatti as the group’s manager, Jerry Heller.
Straight Outta Compton will be set in the mid-1980s and tells the story of the rise and fall of N.W.A., “five young men who translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority and gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. The film explores how they revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. »
- Matt Joseph
The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.
Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…
Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Gary Collinson
Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on NBC. We'll be updating this story throughout the night with the latest winners, so keep checking back to find out who takes home The Emmy Awards this year. Some of these awards listed below were already handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
The plot is set in the mid-1980s, following the rise of pioneering gangsta rap group N.W.A., five young rappers who turned their harsh upbringings on the streets of Compton, California into innovative music. The biopic shows how their music told the truth about the "hood" and started a cultural war.
Jason Mitchell is portraying Eazy-e, with O'Shea Jackson Jr. portraying Ice Cube, the actor's actual father. Corey Antonio Hawkins is set to portray Dr. Dre, with Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. rounding out the primary cast as M.C. Ren and DJ Yella. Paul Giamatti also stars as N.W.A.'s manager, Jerry Heller.
West Coast rap is coming back next summer with N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton." And the cast for the F. Gary Gray movie just keeps getting bigger. "Short Term 12" star Keith Stanfield (who showed off his rap skills in the indie flick) has joined the movie, taking on the role of hip hop titan Snoop Dogg. Those are some big shoes to fill. He joins a cast that includes O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. as N.W.A., with Paul Giamatti as their manager. The movie hits the streets on August 14, 2015. [The Wrap] Mary Elizabeth Winstead will face the end of the world in "The Cellar." She has joined the thriller about "woman who wakes up underground after a terrible car accident and fears she’s been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, warns her that a terrible chemical attack has »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 66th Annual Emmy Awards (airing live at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt on NBC) are finally here, which means that an elite group of stars, shows, mini-series, and TV movies are going to go home winners. And joining those winners on stage will be a slew of A-list presenters, including Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, and Matthew McConaughey, Nbd; and a sure-to-be moving tribute to the late, great Robin Williams, led by Billy Crystal featuring a performance by Sara Bareilles. We can also expect a few surprises from host Seth Meyers & co.
We'll be updating the 2014 Emmy Winners list below all night long, so if you're not in front of a TV we've got you covered.
Full List of 2014 Emmy Winners
Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" - Winner
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Tim Hayne
Stay tuned for updated winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards, which air tonight on NBC at 8pm Et/5pm Pt.
See the full list of winners as they’re announced and nominees below:
Supporting Actor, Comedy
Writing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Written by
David Crane, Written by
Jeffrey Klarik, Written by
Alec Berg, Written by
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- Variety Staff
After showing off his rap skills in “Short Term 12,” Keith Stanfield has been cast as a young Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. movie “Straight Outta Compton,” TheWrap has learned. F. Gary Gray is directing the drama, which stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as the members of N.W.A., while Paul Giamatti will co-star as the group's manager Jerry Heller. Stanfield will play Calvin Broadus Jr., the soon-to-be legendary rapper known as Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), who crosses paths with N.W.A. as they. »
- Jeff Sneider
Paul Giamatti joins Straight Outta Compton; Sigourney Weaver joins A Monster Calls but passes on Expendabelles; Bradley Cooper to headline Mack Bolan; an animated Noah’s Ark movie is on the way; and DreamWorks pushes back The Croods 2 and Puss in Boots 2.
While most know the faces of N.W.A. – Eazy E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube – few are familiar with Heller’s work behind the scenes. He signed the N.W.A. to his Ruthless Records label (which he created with Eazy-e) and then managed the group throughout their meteoric rise to stardom in the ’80s. Heller was also strongly considered a contributing factor in the group’s dissolution.
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- Anthony Taormina
Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, »
During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.
Take a look at this video from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man, then read on for more details.
When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that »
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 1st. »
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month. »
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
Winners of the Emmys are decided by panels that view sample episodes in each category. Some categories requre that these episodes be listed on the nominating ballot while others only require submissions after nominations are announced. Last year, the most nominated drama episode was the pilot episode (“Chapter 1”) of “House of Cards,” which reaped seven bids. -Break- Are 'Modern Family' & 'Veep' in trouble at Emmys after 'Orange is the New Black' Creative Arts wins? This year, the Christmas special season finale of “Downton Abbey” (“The London Season”) did it one better, being submitted in eight categories: Drama Series, Drama Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith), Drama Guest Actor (Paul Giamatti), Art Direction, Costumes, Hairstyling, Music Composition and Sound Mixing. The “Breaking Bad” series finale (“Felina”) racked up a lucky seve »
Since 2010, Paul Giamatti has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, appearing in 19 films in the past five years. Some were great (12 Years a Slave, Win Win), and some were not so great (Rock of Ages, The Hangover Part II). However, regardless of the role, Giamatti was almost always a high point of the film. Now, the trusted character actor (and occasional leading man) has an exciting new role in his roster, as Jerry Heller, the controversial manager of the pioneering hip hop group N.W.A., in the music biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Before he managed the influential group, Heller represented pop acts like Journey, Reo Speedwagon and Marvin Gaye. After he co-founded Ruthless Records with N.W.A. member Eazy-e, Heller oversaw one of the genre’s defining records by the group, one which shares its title with this biopic.
However, he later became synonymous with ripping off the rappers. Several »
- Jordan Adler
The story follows five young rappers from Compton, who channeled their harsh upbringing into their revolutionary music, as they pioneered the "gangsta rap" genre and became one of the most important rap groups in music history. Jason Mitchell is playing Eazy-e, O'Shea Jackson Jr. is portraying Ice Cube (his real life father), and Corey Antonio Hawkins is set to portray Dr. Dre, with Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. rounding out the main cast as M.C. Ren and DJ Yella.
Paul Giamatti is playing the group's manager Jerry Heller, who co-founded the Ruthless Records label with Eazy-e and oversaw their rise to stardom. However, when the band broke up after Ice Cube and Dr. Dre left, Jerry Heller was blamed »
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