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The Academy Celebrates The 88th Oscar Contenders At Annual Luncheon

6 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

More than 150 Oscar nominees came together at noon on Monday at the Beverly Hilton as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

From Left to Right:

Seated: Adam Benzine, Paul Massey, Michael Standish, Chris Jenkins, Randy Thom, Jason Smith, Josh Cooley, Maryann Brandon, Richard Williams, Patrick Vollrath, Ed Lachman, Mary Parent, David Acord, Anders Langland, Henry Hughes, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Tom Yellin

First Row: Rosa Tran, Jacqueline West, Ed Guiney, Evgeny Afineevsky, Matthew Shumway, Amy Hobby, Jonas Rivera, Gregg Rudloff, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Love Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Courtney Marsh, Nomi Talisman, Mark Ruffalo, Diane Warren, Paco Delgado, Bryan Cranston, Jistin Wilkes, Blye Pagon Faust, Roger Guyett, Basil Khalil, Drew Kunin, Sian Grigg, Andrea Berloff,

Second Row:Adam Stockhausen, Tom McArdle, Keith Redmon, Damian Martin, Ale Abreu, Matthew Heineman, Matt Damon, Bernhard Henrich, Cameron Waldbauer, Alan Robert Murray, »

- Michelle McCue

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Producer Marc Platt On Oscars Diversity, ‘Bridge Of Spies’ & Making ‘Grease’ Live

11 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: If Marc Platt is fretting over the long-shot odds of Bridge Of Spies winning the top Oscar, you wouldn’t know it from the tone of his voice during a phone conversation on Super Bowl Sunday. We were doing a postmortem on last week’s successful presentation of Grease Live, which he produced for Paramount and Fox, when he mentioned the Spielberg film. That gave me an opening to steer the chat, however briefly, into Oscar territory. The Revenant, Spotlight and The B… »

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Producer Marc Platt On Oscars Diversity, ‘Bridge Of Spies’ & Making ‘Grease’ Live

11 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: If Marc Platt is fretting over the long-shot odds of Bridge Of Spies winning the top Oscar, you wouldn’t know it from the tone of his voice during a phone conversation on Super Bowl Sunday. We were doing a postmortem on last week’s successful presentation of Grease Live, which he produced for Paramount and Fox, when he mentioned the Spielberg film. That gave me an opening to steer the chat, however briefly, into Oscar territory. The Revenant, Spotlight and The B… »

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Tatum, Levitt Team For Musical Comedy

6 February 2016 8:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are re-teaming up for a currently untitled R-rated musical comedy at Universal Pictures from "Wicked" producer Marc Platt.

Both actors are attached to star in the film which Gordon-Levitt came up with the idea for and enlisted Michael Bacall to pen the script. Bacall previously worked with Gordon-Levitt on "Manic" and Tatum on the "21 Jump Street" films, whilst the two actors previously worked together on "Havoc" and "Stop-Loss".

All that's known about the story is that it features two pilots on a misadventure. Platt, Tatum, Gordon-Levitt, Adam Siegel, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will produce.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Team for R Rated Musical

5 February 2016 3:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has picked up an untitled musical comedy which has Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to star. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the project is described as an R-rated comedy centering on two pilots experiencing a misadventure. Universal picked up the project through a competitive bidding situation, but it isn't clear what other studios were vying for this Untitled Musical Comedy project.

Marc Platt, who produced the hit musical Wicked, is producing alongside Adam Siegel through their Marc Platt Productions company. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing through his hitRECord Films company, alongside Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan's company Free Association. Kirstin Lowe, Universal's senior vice-president of production, will oversee the project for the studio.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt hatched the idea for this sequel with screenwriter Michael Bacall, who has previously worked with both stars. Michael Bacall co-wrote and starred in 2003's Manic alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the »

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Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Are Making An R-Rated Musical, And We're All In

5 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Most of the time it’s impossible to get excited about a film based solely on a brief announcement or blurb. But the revelation today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are working on an R-rated musical comedy is enough to for any cinephile to start praying to the movie Gods and pleading for it to happen. News regarding this potential film is still very much at a minimum, but even what little we do know is enough to be excited about. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s believed that Universal has just picked up the musical, which already has Broadway stalwart Marc Platt, who worked on Wicked, on board as a producer. It’s also been teased that the adult-tinged musical comedy will see Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum playing two pilots that end up on a misadventure. All of which sounds like it »

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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring in Musical Comedy for Universal

5 February 2016 1:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in an untitled musical comedy for Universal.

The studio outbid rivals in acquiring an untitled pitch for the project, based on an original idea from Michael Bacall and  Gordon-Levitt. Bacall will write the screenplay.

Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions alongside Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan for their Free Association company and Gordon-Levitt for hitRECord Films.

Bacall wrote the screenplays for the “21 Jump Street” movies, which starred Tatum and Jonah Hill. Gordon-Levitt starred in Bacall’s first film, “Manic.”

Tatum most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and in Universal-Working Title’s “Hail, Caesar!” He is in pre-production on Fox’s “Gambit.”

Gordon-Levitt most recently starred in “The Night Before” and will be seen in May in Open Road’s “Snowden,” directed by Oliver Stone. He’s developing “Fraggle Rock” at New Regency and “In Sight” at Universal, »

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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Star in R-Rated Musical Comedy

5 February 2016 1:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We know Joseph Gordon-Levitt can sing, we know that Channing Tatum can dance and now we know they're taking their talents to the silver screen in a brand new musical comedy. Pinch us because we must be dreaming!  Fresh off the heels of his highly anticipated tap dancing in Hail, Caesar!, the Magic Mike star has been confirmed to join forces with his longtime Hollywood pal in a new untitled Universal film, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.  The actors will also have producing credits alongside Wicked Broadway producer Marc Platt as well as Adam Siegel. As for the film's future title and plot line, Michael Bacall is slated to craft the R-rated »

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Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Comedy Musical Pitch Set Up At Universal

5 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy musical pitch based on an original idea from 21 Jump Street scribe Michael Bacall and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are attached to star, and Bacall will write the screenplay. The plot is under wraps. This is for Marc Platt Productions which is coming off producing Fox’s musical Grease Live. Its Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are producing with Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan of Free Association… »

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Universal’s Untitled Musical Comedy Finds Its Leads In Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt

5 February 2016 11:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following a heated bidding war, Universal has snatched up rights for a new, as-yet-untitled musical comedy, with The Hollywood Reporter learning that the studio has already cast two prominent stars in Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Hail, Caesar! star Channing Tatum.

Reports indicate that the concept for the new project first came to light under Gordon-Levitt, who will produce via his hitRECord Films banner. Other talent involved at this early stage include producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, along with Channing Tatum himself, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan on behalf of Free Association. Details are scarce as to which direction Universal is steering the untitled project, and whether it’s being eyed as a potential franchise in the vein of the studio’s lucrative Pitch Perfect.

Aside from showcasing their musical (read: miming) talents on Spike’s popular Lip Sync Battle, Gordon-Levitt and Tatum first starred opposite one another in Iraq war drama Stop-Loss in 2008. Since then, »

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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Musical Comedy for Universal

5 February 2016 10:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will costar in a new musical comedy for Universal, TheWrap has learned. Marc Platt, who produced the Broadway musical “Wicked” as well as last Sunday’s “Grease: Live” on Fox, will produce alongside Adam Siegel for Marc Platt Productions. Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan are also producing for their Free Association company, and Gordon-Levitt is producing with hitRECord Films. Details of the project have not been disclosed. Gordon-Levitt came up with the original idea along with Michael Bacall, who will also write the screenplay. Bacall also wrote the screenplays for the »

- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly

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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Team for Musical Comedy (Exclusive)

4 February 2016 4:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are teaming up for a musical comedy. In a competitive situation, Universal has come out on top to pick up an untitled original project with the two musically inclined thespians attached to star. Marc Platt, who also produced the musical Wicked, and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions as will Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan for their Free Association company. Gordon-Levitt will also produce with his shingle, hitRECord Films. Gordon-Levitt hatched the idea with Michael Bacall, who will now write the script. The pair first worked

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Bridge of Spies

2 February 2016 2:23 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Steven Spielberg's entertaining true life account of a chapter in the Cold War concerns a crucial negotiation by a brave attorney (Tom Hanks) who goes way out on a limb in East Berlin. Hopefully I'm not alone feeling the same 'narrative undertow' in the storytelling style -- the movie works, but it's also aggravating. Bridge of Spies Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Touchstone 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 141 min. / Street Date February 2, 2016 / 39.99 Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Will Rogers, Austin Stowell, Mikhail Gorevoy, Sebastian Koch, Burghart Kalussner. Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Film Editor Michael Kahn Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg Directed by Steven Spielberg

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Steven Spielberg doing a genre movie is usually good news, and if you discount Forrest Gump most everybody has fond memories of Tom Hanks. A »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Andy Samberg Drags Melissa Fumero to Meet Mom Katey Sagal (Exclusive Video)

2 February 2016 12:42 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Don’t ever spring charades on Amy Santiago. On tonight’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) brings girlfriend Det. Santiago (Melissa Fumero) home to meet his mom, played by guest star Katey Sagal. But a surprise appearance by his dad, guest star Bradley Whitford, throws a wrench in Jake’s birthday plans. As if that wasn’t enough stress to begin with, Amy was not ready to play the popular dinner party game Also Read: 'Grease: Live' Boss Marc Platt Reveals Blunder That Made Producers Gasp As any fan of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” knows, she’s always »

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Fox Orders Pilot for Chernin Brothers Comedy ‘The Mick’

2 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John and Dave Chernin are bringing their irreverent “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” humor to Fox — at least, in pilot form. The network ordered a pilot from its 20th Century Fox Television studio for “The Mick,” which hails from the brothers. Joining them as executive producers on the project are Nick Frenkel and Oly Obst. For the pilot only, director Randall Einhorn will also receive an executive producer credit. Also Read: 'Grease: Live' Boss Marc Platt Reveals Blunder That Made Producers Gasp The half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a hard-living, foul mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Grease: Live’ Boss Marc Platt Reveals Blunder That Made Producers Gasp

1 February 2016 2:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marc Platt can spend Monday basking in the warm reviews for his excellent “Grease: Live” effort on Sunday, though the executive producer did notice one thing go wrong — and no, it wasn’t that audio dropout. “There was a golf cart — you could actually see it, if you watch the telecast, you might not have noticed it — but it actually drove up on the curb and almost tilted over,” Platt told TheWrap on Monday. “When we saw that, there was a gasp in the truck. We held our breath for about three-and-a-half seconds. Thankfully it righted itself.” Whether or not viewers. »

- Tony Maglio

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'Grease Live' Attracts 12.2M Viewers; Beats 'The Wiz Live' and 'Peter Pan Live'

1 February 2016 12:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few years, NBC has started an annual tradition of airing a live musical every year during the holiday season. This year, Fox is starting a tradition of its own with the 3-hour live musical special Grease: Live, which aired last night. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the show was a bona fide hit, attracting 12.2 million viewers, a higher figure than NBC's last two live musicals.

NBC's first musical special, The Sound of Music Live, was a ratings juggernaut in late 2013, attracting a whopping 18.3 million viewers and scoring an impressive 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The network's next musical, 2014's Peter Pan Live!, shed more than half of The Sound of Music Live's audience, with 9.1 million viewers and a 2.3 rating, but December's The Wiz Live! rebounded slightly with 11.5 million viewers and a 3.5 rating.

Grease: Live was the most-watched program on Sunday night with 12.2 million viewers and a 18- »

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‘Grease Live’ Ep Marc Platt on Ratings Success, Vanessa Hudgens and Weather Woes

1 February 2016 11:13 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sunday night’s live musical performance “Grease Live” on Fox was a resounding success, winning raves from fans and critics alike. The three-hour production, from Paramount TV, drew the best ratings for a musical since NBC’s “Sound of Music Live” in December 2013.

“I’m tired, but we were all jubilant,” executive producer Marc Platt told Variety the morning after the big event. “We had so much fun in the telecast, but also because the whole journey of ‘Grease Live’ has been such a joy for everyone. It’s been quite a celebratory journey.”

Here, he gives Variety a morning-after report card on “Grease Live”:

Continuing with the high school theme, how would you grade the production?

I’d give everyone involved an A+ for effort. I always think there’s room for improvement in everything but we’re very proud and pleased with what we accomplished. We sat »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Grease Live’: Fox Thrives In the Live Musical World

1 February 2016 9:43 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox took its big bow into the live TV musical space on Jan. 31 with “Grease: Live,” and it hit a home run.

The three-hour production drew the best ratings for a musical since NBC’s “Sound of Music Live” in December 2013. It won critical praise as well (Variety‘s Maureen Ryan called it “solidly and smartly crafted”), and exploded on social media, drawing nearly 1.4 million tweets.

Produced across two sound stages and the Warner Bros. backlot, which were home to 21 “Grease” sets, the three-hour broadcast was not an easy jive for Fox and Paramount TV. In comparison to NBC’s three hits, “Grease Live” was the biggest musical TV production yet, with its sprawling sets and live audience of 650 people.

“That back-and-forth I think is something that is really useful for a show like ‘Grease’ — but the reality is, we have audiences in different places,” director Thomas Kail told Variety »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Freddy, My Love? The Grease: Live Songs You May Not Recognize

31 January 2016 3:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fans of the 1978 film version of Grease will be for a nice surprise when Fox's live telecast of the hit musical airs Sunday night - there are even more songs to love! "Grease is a show that everyone knows," Fox's Danny Zuko (Broadway star Aaron Tveit) tells People. "We are doing our best to pay homage to the versions that people know, but we are also making it our own and creating something completely new." Grease: Live will combine elements from the film and the original 1973 Broadway production as well as completely new scenes and songs written for the live telecast. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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