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“I was at a low point in my personal life,” the billionaire businessman, 50, recently told the Weekend Australian. “She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.”
The pair’s relationship reportedly took a turn for the worse when they got into an argument while vacationing in Greece. A source close to Carey previously told People »
- Nicole Sands
With film fans still reeling from the news that Jared Leto (Blade Runner 2049) has come on board to headline the feature, we’re now learning that a Suicide Squad reunion could be on the cards, as one source close to The Mirror has tipped Margot Robbie to play one of Hefner’s three wives: Mildred Williams, Kimberley Conrad, or Crystal Harris.
Hugh Hefner was supposedly a big fan of the Aussie actress prior to his recent death, having extended an invitation for her to appear in Playboy Magazine circa 2014. Robbie politely declined the offer, but it’s understood the Hollywood star has now entered talks to co-star in Ratner’s biopic, one that will seemingly chronicle the rise and rise of Hugh Hefner, from shrewd businessman to renown entrepreneur. »
- Michael Briers
There is not much love for Rotten Tomatoes inside the industry, and the past year or so has really seen the friction with the review aggregator come into view. Meryl Streep has pointed out that the site amplifies an already disproportionate amount of male voices, Brett Ratner has voiced his discontent with the service, while movie studios have spent the summer trying to figure out what do with the low scores they blame on helping a handful of blockbusters underperform.
Continue reading Martin Scorsese Says Rotten Tomatoes Is “Hostile” To Filmmakers, Praises ‘mother!’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Simon Brew Oct 9, 2017
The Rush Hour trilogy of movies, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, have proven hugely lucrative for all concerned over the past near two-decades. Not withstanding the fact that the quality of them diminished, there have still been plans to make a Rush Hour 4 for some time, although given that it’s now been ten years since the third film, most had given up hope of seeing it.
Now though, Jackie Chan - whilst promoting The Lego Ninjago Movie - has confirmed that there’s finally a screenplay pretty much in place for the new movie. What’s more, it looks like it’s moving forward.
“Good news. Next year, Rush Hour 4, and I hope the script done”, Chan said. “And day after tomorrow we meet »
Well, that didn’t take long. Then again, it usually doesn’t when it comes to Boss Logic. Yes, the renowned fan artist has struck again, this time imagining what Suicide Squad‘s Scott Eastwood might look like should he one day nab the role of Wolverine. But let’s rewind for a second before we get any further.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, ComicBook.com sat down with the actor yesterday at Nycc while he was there promoting Pacific Rim: Uprising. When the outlet asked him which superhero he’d love to play if given the chance, he replied with the following: “Weapon X. I mean, Logan! You gotta give it to Wolverine! Wolverine, all day.” Given that many fans have put Eastwood on their wish list for who could bring the character to life next, it was nice to hear that the actor’s into the idea, »
- Matt Joseph
No problem… just “Rush Hour 4.” Ten years after the buddy-cop franchise directed by Brett Ratner became a trilogy featuring a bizarre Roman Polanski cameo, Jackie Chan says that a fourth installment is indeed in the works — but what happens next depends on Chris Tucker.
“For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script,” Chan said during an appearance on Los Angeles radio station Power 106’s “The Cruz Show.” “Yesterday, we just agreed.” All doesn’t appear to be finalized, however: “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.”
In the 19 years since the original film was released, »
- Michael Nordine
Though the mere thought of recasting Wolverine was written off as sacrilegious back in March when Logan sunk its claws into the global box office, now that the dust has settled from Hugh Jackman’s swan song, X-Men fans are beginning to wonder what the future holds for the ferocious Weapon X.
One thing’s for sure: true to his initial promise, Hugh Jackman has closed the book on his own personal X-Men saga, and you can’t say the Aussie actor didn’t go out on a high note. As a matter of fact, 20th Century Fox is said to be mounting a sizeable Oscar push for Logan, which would place James Mangold’s noir in the company of 2017’s other superhero success story, Wonder Woman.
Exactly how much traction those campaigns will get is subject to debate, but the fact remains that the studio now finds themselves in a predicament, »
- Matt Joseph
It's been more than a decade since Rush Hour 3 hit theaters, and there are still fans waiting for Rush Hour 4 to bring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan back together. Those fans may get their wish soon, since Jackie Chan just revealed in a new interview that both he and his fellow Rush Hour franchise star Chris Tucker are getting ready to meet the director, with production possibly starting at some point next year. Here's what the action legend had to say below.
While Jackie Chan wouldn't mention the director by name, it's quite possible that he's referring to Rush Hour franchise director Brett Ratner, who directed all three movies thus far, and even revealed in »
With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss so you can be sure you're firmly in the know! We’re getting more Connie Britton on television.The national nightmare that is Connie Britton not having a series regular role on television is over. The actor will reunite with Ryan Murphy (whose “American Horror Story” she previously starred on) for “9-1-1”,’ a drama heading to Fox in 2018. She’ll star alongside Angela Bassett and Peter Krause in the series, written and executive produced by Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Leto steps into the Hef.In a sad bit of irony, the Hugh Hefner biopic has found its lead—just days after the “Playboy” founder’s death. »
Jared Leto, 45, is slated to play the late Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic. Jared Leto To Play Hugh Hefner In Biopic The Playboy founder died Sept. 27 aged 91, and a film of his life will be put together by Brett Ratner. “Jared is an old friend,” says director Ratner, 48. “When he heard I […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday October 4th, 2017) Ken Napzok, Mark Reilly, Jeremy Jahns and Ashley Mova discuss the following: Kate Winslet joins Avatar 2 in starring role Jared Leto to star in Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic Pirates of the Caribbean 5 co-director Joachim Rønning in talks for Maleficent 2 Jenny Slate is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in Sony’s Venom movie Lucifer's showrunner to make Flight of the Navigator reboot Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_652732" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via … »
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In Like Heff
Less than a week since his passing and Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic is picking up steam, announcing yesterday the casting of Jared Leto as the Playboy creator. “Jared is an old friend,” Ratner told The Hollywood Reporter. “When he heard I got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I want to play him. I want to understand him.’ And I really believe Jared can do it. He’s one of the great actors of today.” Read more here.
Paddington Is Back
Till All Are One
Although the intent of Transformers spin-off Bumblebee – according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura anyway – was to feature less of the original Robots in Disguise and focus solely on the yellow Vw in the 1980s. »
- Luke Owen
Hugh Hefner, who passed away last week, had a huge influence on movies. There's the work he did in film preservation, helping to restore prints of The Big Sleep and Pandora's Box. There's the pop cultural presence his publication had in such movies as Apocalypse Now and of course The House Bunny. And he's been a figure worth portraying on screen, from James Franco's brief role in Lovelace to Cliff Roberton's performance in Star 80 and even Stan Lee's cameo in Iron Man. Now Hefner is going to finally get a proper biopic of his own. Brett Ratner, who has been trying to get the project made for at least a decade, has announced Jared Leto will star as the iconic Playboy mogul. Quoted by...
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- Christopher Campbell
Simon Brew Oct 4, 2017
Just a week after Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away, it’s been revealed that director Brett Ratner is working on a biopic about him. The film has been in development at Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment for a little while now, and this is a movie that Ratner himself is set to direct.
Now comes the news that Jared Leto – arriving on cinema screens this weekend in Blade Runner 2049 – is in line for the title role. Ratner finally got the rights to bring Hefner’s story to the screen last year, and in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, he said that “Jared is an old friend. When he heard I got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I want to play him. I want to understand him. »
Exciting casting news!
"Jared is an old friend," Ratner told THR. "When he heard I got the rights to Hef's story, he told me, 'I want to play him. I want to understand him.' And I really believe Jared can do it. He's one of the great actors of today."
The movie is in development at Ratner's production company, RatPac Entertainment, and he's been set on the project since 2007. At that time, Robert Downey Jr. had been attached to play the Playboy founder.
It was announced back in April that Brett Ratner's Hugh Hefner Biopic was happening and that it had the full support of the late Playboy creator and now it has been revealed that Jared Leto will step into the robe to play Hefner. Hugh Hefner passed away on September 27th at the age of 91, surrounded by his family, but he had already talked to Ratner about the project and was excited that the ball was finally moving after Amazon started their docuseries. The project is currently in the early stages of development, but they have just landed some major star power to portray Hugh Hefner.
Director Brett Ratner revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Jared Leto would be playing Hugh Hefner in the long-awaited biopic, which was previously set to go forward in 2007 with Ratner on board as well. Ratner told THR that Leto actually approached him about the role. »
Twitter has erupted in backlash over the news that Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner in a biopic about the late Playboy founder’s life. The project, which is to be directed by Brett Ratner, has sparked criticism from social media users who believe it’s too soon to make a movie about the magazine mogul, who […] »
- Andrew Shuster
Mere days after the infamous Playboy founder passed away, leaving a torrent of articles dissecting his problematic legacy in his wake, it has been announced that the long-discussed Hugh Hefner biopic is officially chugging forward again. Brett Ratner will be helming the biopic about the divisive lothario starring none other than the equally divisive actor Jared Leto. Hefner passed away on September […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
"My goal is to do the motion picture as an event," Ratner said.
A Hefner biopic has been in development since 2007. Initially Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment owned the rights to the project; Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman were reportedly possible choices for the Hefner role. The rights later went to producer Jerry Weintraub for Warner Bros., and Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin was in talks to take on the project. »
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