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Jason Alexander Will Take Over When Larry David Leaves His ‘Fish In The Dark’

26 March 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Larry David’s final performance in his play will be on June 7, which is when the freshman playwriting effort was slated to shutter. Instead, the run has been extended six weeks, with his Seinfeld alter ego Jason Alexander (aka George Costanza) stepping into the role of Norman Drexel. Scott Rudin is the lead producer. “I left Broadway 25 years ago because Larry David co-created the show that would change my life and career," Alexander is purported to have said, according… »

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Nickelodeon Reveals Cast for ‘School of Rock’ Series

26 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nickelodeon is ready to rock.

The kids’ cabler and Paramount Television announced the full cast for the upcoming “School of Rock” series, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie. The TV adaptation is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and is set to premiere this fall.

Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde have been cast as the “School of Rock” students, joining Tony Cavalero, who will topline the live-action, musical comedy series, playing musician-turned-substitute teacher Dewey.

The series will follow Dewey, who becomes the most unique and well-liked teacher the students have ever had. Although he has an alternative approach to teaching and could probably learn more from his students about history or math, he uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to elevate and inspire his class to reach new heights as the band called School of Rock.

Hurtado has been cast as Freddy, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Chris Rock working on sequel to Top Five featuring "a lot of the same cast"

22 March 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Rock has revealed that he is working on a sequel to comedy Top Five, which he wrote, directed and starred in.

Rock told Complex that he meets with the film's producer Scott Rudin "every week going over this next movie".

"He wants me to work at a faster pace," he said. "I can, I guess. I like doing movies. I'm doing another one soon with a lot of the same cast.

"Some people shine in Top Five. You might want to see a little more of Leslie Jones or Tracy [Morgan], once he gets better. I think Jerry Seinfeld showed us some things we haven't seen."

He added that he is "really pleased" with Top Five and said that he is now more confident in identifying the tone his films will have.

"No movie is perfect, but I'm really happy with it," he said. "I'm happy about how the movie makes people feel. »

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Chris Rock working on a new movie with his ‘Top Five’ cast returning

20 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After his latest film, Top Five, was such a hit, it seems like Chris Rock may be in demand again. But not necessarily just in front of the screen, but also behind it.

Rock revealed on Thursday in an interview with Complex UK that he and producer Scott Rudin are currently working on a new project that he hopes to have ready soon. According to Rock, he meets with producer Scott Rudin “every week now going over this next movie,” and that Rudin wants him “to work at a faster pace.”

He added that Rudin also would like to see most of his cast from Top Five return, singling out Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan as two he would like to see more of. “Some people shine in Top Five. You might want to see a little more of Leslie Jones or Tracy [Morgan], once he gets better. I think Jerry Seinfeld »

- Zach Dennis

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Chris Rock Writing New Movie with Most of 'Top Five' Cast Returning

20 March 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last year brought a surprising entry in the career of Chris Rock as a leading man, writer and director. Top Five marked the comedian's best film to date, and it proved that he has some Woody Allen chops on the page and behind the camera. And now he's working to get a follow-up to that film (not a sequel) together as quickly as possible. Speaking to Complex UK (via The Guardian), Rock revealed that producer Scott Rudin is really pushing Rock to get this next film out quickly, and wants him to work at a much faster pace. Rock isn't opposed to the fast pace saying, "That is my plan. We meet every week now going over this next movie." Rock continued, "So yeah, he wants me to work at a faster pace. I can, I guess. I like doing movies. I’m doing another one soon with a lot of the same cast. »

- Ethan Anderton

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Raiders!’

14 March 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a good reason why TV and movies have adopted the disclaimer “Remember kids, don’t try this at home.” As inventive as they were impressionable, pint-sized super-fans Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb nearly killed themselves on multiple occasions attempting to remake the first Indiana Jones movie, breaking it down shot-for-shot and filming each scene as best as their limited resources would allow over the course of eight summers. The result has become the stuff of fan legend, inspiring magazine articles, movie deals and what feels like the perfect Hollywood ending, which the geek-bait documentary “Raiders!” reveals for the first time, as the original trio reunite a quarter-century later to finish the airplane scene they deemed too difficult to film as kids. Often poignant, occasionally pathetic, but never short of entertaining, “Raiders!” captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people’s imaginations, as exemplified by such pics as “Son of Rambow, »

- Peter Debruge

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Inherent Vice Blu-Ray Details Revealed

13 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Paul Thomas Anderson's weird and wild noir adventure, Inherent Vice, is making it's way to blu-ray in April, and Warner Bros. has revealed all the details on when you can pick it up, and what to expect on the disc.  Come inside for all the details! 

Chill out and get groovy when “Inherent Vice” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 28 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. With an ensemble cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers, rockers, and more, “Inherent Vice” is the seventh feature from Oscar® nominee Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

Inherent Vice” stars Oscar® nominees Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line”), Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” “No Country For Old Men”), Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Midnight in Paris”), Katherine Waterston (“Michael Clayton,” TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® winners Reese Witherspoon »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe & Savion Glover Team Up for 'Shuffle Along'

12 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Producer Scott Rudin said today that 6-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway next March to star in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit "Shuffle Along" - one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. To be titled "Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed," the show will have a story by George C. Wolfe, who will also direct, with choreography by Savion Glover, who last worked together with Wolfe on the 1996 hit "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk." Previews are to begin March 14, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre. The original »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Scott Rudin To Produce "Buried Giant"

9 March 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Scott Rudin has reportedly picked up the option for a film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's long-awaited novel "The Buried Giant" which was just published.

The book marks the "Never Let Me Go" and "Remains Of The Day" author's first published work in a decade and is set in a mythologised fifth-century Britain where trolls, ogres, dragons and giants reside.

The story follows an elderly couple who decide to undertake a journey to find the son they have not seen for several years. One problem though, a mysterious mist is enveloping the land, causing amnesia in all its inhabitants.

The author calls it a "neutral environment to explore the idea of collective memory and how societies heal after atrocities by forgetting the past." No word on who will adapt the script, though Ishiguro has familiarity with screenplays as he penned the original script for 2005's "The White Countess".

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- Garth Franklin

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Scott Rudin Unearths The Buried Giant

8 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The novel was only published a week or so ago, but Kazuo Ishiguro's long-awaited The Buried Giant is already making its first, tentative steps to the screen. Mentioned as an aside towards the end of a Guardian article about the genre controversy the book is currently spinning is the not-insignificant news that heavyweight producer Scott Rudin has picked up the option for an adaptation.Ishiguro's first published work in a decade takes place in a mythologised fifth-century Britain, in which an old couple decide to undertake a journey to find the son they have not seen for several years. Hindering their seemingly simple quest, however, is a mysterious mist enveloping the land, causing amnesia in all its inhabitants. The trolls, ogres, dragons and giants are also something of a problem.The author says the setting is "a neutral environment to explore the idea of collective memory and how societies »

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Daily | In the Works | Żuławski, Apichatpong, Beatty

7 March 2015 8:23 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy has been scoping likely contenders for the Cannes 2015 lineup, and we take note of two reports on the status of two of them, Andrzej Żuławski’s Cosmos and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Love in Khon Kaen. Also in the works: Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes movie with Lily Collins, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Dabney Coleman, Candice Bergen and Oliver Platt; Steve Martin is joining the cast of Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Scott Rudin has acquired rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s epic new novel The Buried Giant; Netflix has picked up a new series by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij; and more. » - David Hudson »

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Scott Rudin to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

6 March 2015 7:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant was only released days ago on March 3, 2015, Scott Rudin is already slated to adapt the book into a film, Deadline is reporting.

Ishiguro’s novels have found success in Hollywood before. In 1993, The Remains of the Day garnered eight Oscar nominations and showcased the skills of actors Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. In 2010, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, and Carey Mulligan starred in the adapted sci-fi high-concept drama Never Let Me Go.

Both films based on Ishiguro’s work were well-received, so it comes as faint surprise that his latest book, one where a family must find their son in a fictionalized war-torn post-medieval England, was snapped up by Rudin. The director will purportedly start putting together his team and begin work while the Jobs biopic languishes. Little is known about the direction of the movie, except by those who’ve already read the novel, »

- Max Wood

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Scott Rudin Nabs Hot New Book ‘The Buried Giant’ By Kazuo Ishiguro

4 March 2015 9:44 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Scott Rudin has acquired rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s epic new novel The Buried Giant. The book, which has been ecstatically reviewed, follows a couple in a semi-historical Medieval Britain as they venture forth across a war-ravaged landscape in search of a son they haven’t seen in years. The story has fantasy elements, including a dragon, spectacular battle sequences and a panoramic backdrop. It has been compared favorably to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Ring… »

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Russo Brothers Sign First-Look Deal with Sony

3 March 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have signed a three-year first-look features deal with Sony Pictures, beginning in April.

The siblings will next direct Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” That film will include Sony’s new Spider-Man character as part of the Feb. 9 deal between Sony and Marvel.

It’s the first time that the Russos have signed a first-look pact with a studio.

“We’re thrilled to make a home at Sony Pictures, and to be partnering with the entire team,” they said in a statement. “The studio has created an environment that is not only collaborative, but truly filmmaker-friendly, and we’re excited to begin developing both new and ambitious material with them.”

In addition to last year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the Russos also directed the Owen Wilson comedy “You, Me and Dupree” and won an Emmy for directing the pilot of “Arrested Development. »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: First U.S. Trailer for Domhnall Gleeson’s ‘Ex Machina’

3 March 2015 12:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 has released the first U.S. trailer for artificial intelligence thriller “Ex Machina,” starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac.

Gleeson, who will be seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” along with Isaac, plays a programmer at an Internet search giant who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s CEO (Isaac). He’s assigned to evaluate an experiment in artificial intelligence in the form of Vikander’s character.

The trailer hints at a sinister turn of events, with Vikander’s character asking, “What if I fail the test?”

Producers are DNA FilmsAndrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and former Film4 head Tessa Ross are exec producing.

Alex Garland directed from his own script.

Ex Machina” will premiere in the U.S. at SXSW on March 14, ahead of a theater release starting April 10.

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- Dave McNary

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Sony, Immersive Plan New Film Slate

26 February 2015 5:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures and Immersive Pictures have announced that the companies have begun a two-year first-look deal and have five projects currently in the works. Immersive, run by Josh Bratman who previously worked under Sony's current president of production Michael De Luca, will develop the films which Sony will help produce and distribute should they go forward.

The five films consist of three graphic novel and two novel adaptations. Comics that are becoming films include "World War Z" author Max Brooks' "The Harlem Hellfighters," Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s "Descender," and Scott McCloud's "The Sculptor" with Scott Rudin producing the latter.

One of the novels is "The Black Count," an adaptation of Tom Reiss' biography of General Alex Dumas who was father to famed "Three Musketeers" and "Count of Monte Cristo" author Alexandre Dumas. "Jane Eyre" and "True Detective" helmer Cary Fukunaga is attached to direct that film. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sony and Immersive Team Up for Diverse 5 Movie Slate

25 February 2015 4:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into a two-year, first-look deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures, it was announced today by Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, presidents of Production for Columbia Pictures. In the deal, Bratman is developing and will produce a number of films for the studio. Here's what Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella had to say in a joint statement.

"Josh has been an important part of the Sony Pictures family for many years. This deal just cements that fact. He's an incredibly skilled producer, capable of the best work on many different kinds of films. We're thrilled that we'll be keeping him in-house as he continues to work on some of our most important development projects."

Here are the projects that Josh Bratman will develop for Sony through his Immersive Pictures company.

The Harlem Hellfighters, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Max Brooks (the »

- MovieWeb

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Sony and Immersive Team Up for Diverse 5 Movie Slate

25 February 2015 4:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into a two-year, first-look deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures, it was announced today by Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, presidents of Production for Columbia Pictures. In the deal, Bratman is developing and will produce a number of films for the studio. Here's what Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella had to say in a joint statement.

"Josh has been an important part of the Sony Pictures family for many years. This deal just cements that fact. He's an incredibly skilled producer, capable of the best work on many different kinds of films. We're thrilled that we'll be keeping him in-house as he continues to work on some of our most important development projects."

Here are the projects that Josh Bratman will develop for Sony through his Immersive Pictures company.

The Harlem Hellfighters, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Max Brooks (the »

- MovieWeb

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Another Producer Joins the Growing Sony Family

25 February 2015 2:27 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Things are looking up at Sony. Two producers with great taste, ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal and ex-Warners boss Jeff Robinov, will make big-budget movies for their respective labels, while ex-Fox head Tom Rothman, who also knows a good movie when he sees one, will run the movie studio. For the moment, Sony's in-house production label Columbia is being run by Doug Belgrad, with ex-Sony lot producer Michael De Luca working with Hannah Minghella as co-presidents of production. Expect both Pascal and De Luca to work with powerful New York producer and literary tastemonger Scott Rudin, who will no longer be working on "Cleopatra" with Angelina Jolie, but is pursuing a reboot of the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" franchise without free-spending David Fincher. Rumors are running rampant about casting, but I hear a deal is imminent. Rooney Mara was tight with Fincher, but she must have a contract. Now De »

- Anne Thompson

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Sony Signs First-Look Deal with Josh Bratman

25 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a two-year first-look deal with Josh Bratman’s Immersive Pictures.

Bratman will produce half a dozen projects for the studio under the deal:

–“The Harlem Hellfighters,” based on the graphic novel by Max Brooks (“World War Z”), with Overbrook Entertainment;

— “The Black Count,” based on Tom Reiss’ biography of General Alex Dumas, with John Legend’s Get Lifted Productions and Cary Fukunaga attached to adapt and direct;

— “The Sculptor,” based on Scott McCloud’s graphic novel, which Bratman will produce with Scott Rudin;

— “The Themis Files,” an upcoming sci-fi debut novel by Sylvain Neuvel, which David Koepp will adapt and on which Bratman will team with Matt Tolmach Productions;

— and “Descender,” based on Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s upcoming graphic novel.

Before founding Immersive Pictures, Bratman worked as an executive for Sony Pictures-based Michael De Luca Productions for over a decade, overseeing end executive »

- Dave McNary

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