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It may be Oscar weekend, but two hot scripts are in play Friday even as execs are polishing their shoes or finding ways to protect their finely coifed hair. Missing Time by David O’Leary hit a select amount of buyers with Offspring, the production shingle run by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot attached to produce. Photos: Ho Ho Hollywood! Tinseltown's 22 Best Christmas-Themed Movies The company is best known for the successful Step Up movie series and for Rock of Ages. But Missing Time is in a different wheelhouse: the plot is being kept secret but it’s been
- Borys Kit
The event was held at Ago restaurant in support of the Ghetto Film School, an org that Russell has supported for 12 years.
“It’s a wonderful public high school that the city of New York has embraced, where kids from every borough can go to high school and have a cinema-based curriculum,” Russell said. “It’s come a long a way from a little gleam in (founder) Joe Hall’s eyes.”
Robert De Niro, who had a small role in “Hustle,” graced the ’70s-themed party by having dinner at the restaurant he part owns, and he gave Russell a kiss on the cheek »
- Nikara Johns
Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star in “Mean Moms” with veteran TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller helming. Project was set up in 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line.
The writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris are rewriting “Mean Moms,” which will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs and faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.
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- Dave McNary
The comedy will be an adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman's advice book Queen Bee Mums and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make - or Break - Your Child's Future.
It will follow a happily married mother of two forced to deal with the cutthroat world of competitive parenting, when moving from a small town to a high-class suburb.
Beth McCarthy-Miller is set to direct the movie, should it be given the official go-ahead from New Line, »
Jennifer Aniston is in early talks to star in Mean Moms for New Line Cinema. The studio hasn't given a green light yet, but if the actress' deal closes, the project is expected to move forward quickly.
The comedy is based on the advice book entitled Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads by Rosalind Wiseman, who also wrote the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which was adapted into the 2004 comedy Mean Girls. While this project isn't exactly a sequel to Mean Girls, it is said to be in the same spirit. Here's the official description of the book, which was published in 2007.
"What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up?
Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools »
New Line tapped veteran TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller to helm “Mean Moms” last June. Project was set up in 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line. Shankman and Gibgot are producing through their Offspring banner.
“Mean Moms” will bear some resemblance to Paramount’s 2004 comedy “Mean Girls,” since both are adapted from advice books for parents penned by Rosalind Wiseman. Messick exec produced “Mean Girls” and brought “Mean Moms” to Offspring.
As with “Mean Girls,” story will start with a family moving to a new town. “Moms” will focus on a happily married mother of two who »
- Dave McNary
The year was 1999, and it felt like anything could happen: Following a string of successful teen films in 1998, the teen era was officially back. To help kick things off in the final year before the Millennium was She’s All That, a sleeper hit that featured an ensemble cast, including Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. The film told the story of a girl with a ponytail, Laney (Cook), who became the subject of a bet that Zack’s (Prinze Jr.) scheme to turn any girl into prom queen. The success of She’s All That introduced fans to a pre-Fast & The Furious Paul Walker, made Prinze the most desirable young man in Hollywood, and thanks to the iconic scene of Cook walking down the stairs in a little red dress, everyone was singing Sixpence None The Richer‘s “Kiss Me.”
On the 15th anniversary of the film’s release, »
- Stacy Lambe
A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a "Rock of Ages" writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster "Frozen" attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan Loeb will now write "Bob the Musical," which focuses on a man who, after a sudden blow to the head, can hear the inner songs in other people's hearts. Much to his chagrin, his entire life becomes a musical.
"Bob" has been in the works for a decade, and has seen several high-profile filmmakers (including Adam Shankman and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller) come and go. But "Bob" has no doubt benefited from the recent success of "Frozen," since its songsmiths, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez »
- Katie Roberts
Once upon a time, in a land called 2004, Disney set out to create a musical comedy simply titled Bob the Musical. The film would follow Bob, an average Joe who suffered a blow to the head and started hearing constant music and singing everywhere he went. As that would sound like utter hell to you or me, so it would too for our poor, dear Bob, who is now forced to hear the “inner songs of everyone’s heart” at all times; Bob’s life is now a musical. The ambitious project became a work of passion for the studio, with multiple writers, composers and directors all hoping on to the film and detaching themselves from Bob at some point or another over the last 10 years when development never seemed to push further that pre-production — including Adam Shankman and the 21 Jump Street duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But despite this decade-long struggle to see one man »
- Samantha Wilson
Allan Loeb, the screenwriter behind The Dilemma, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and the film adaptation of Rock Of Ages, has signed on to write the screenplay for Disney's planned Bob: The Musical.The film's been in development of one sort or another since 2004, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller most recently attached to direct and Adam Shankman aboard prior to that. With songs by the so-hot-right-now Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Winnie The Pooh and more recently the box-office blockbuster Frozen, it seems to have stepped up a gear in the wake of that film's success.The story follows a mild-mannered regular Joe who, after being hit on the head, starts to hear the "inner song of everyone's heart" as his life is turned into a musical - much to his dismay.There's no director currently attached, but Disney will be hoping that Loeb's script »
The story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone's heart. His reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Allan Loeb has been tapped to work on Bob the Musical, Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Bob follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' The project has been in development since 2004 and has seen several writers, composers and directors come and go, including Adam Shankman and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But producers Chris Bender,
- Borys Kit
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