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‘Netflix, My Ass’: Sony’s Tom Rothman Throws Down the Gauntlet With ‘Blade Runner’-Sized Blockbusters

28 March 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Netflix, my ass,” Sony Motion Picture chairman Tom Rothman said to the CinemaCon audience after screening a clip from “Blade Runner 2049” Monday night. As mighty oaths go, that disparagement of the streaming giant may not make the history books. However, it could serve as a battle cry for the struggling studio, which came in a distant fifth in studio market share last year.

A studio in transition is never a pretty picture, and Rothman knows his job is on the line. Although he’s attended this convention many times as co-chairman of Fox, Rothman is now tasked with moving this slow-moving studio ocean liner back into profitable waters.

Read More: ‘Blade Runner’ 2049: Sony Comes Out Swinging with New Footage

This has proved tricky, as disappointments such as “Passengers” didn’t deliver the audiences the studio banked on. Nonetheless, Rothman announced that dark sci-fi romance had just passed $300 million »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Netflix, My Ass’: Sony’s Tom Rothman Throws Down the Gauntlet With ‘Blade Runner’-Sized Blockbusters

28 March 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Netflix, my ass,” Sony Motion Picture chairman Tom Rothman said to the CinemaCon audience after screening a clip from “Blade Runner 2049” Monday night. As mighty oaths go, that disparagement of the streaming giant may not make the history books. However, it could serve as a battle cry for the struggling studio, which came in a distant fifth in studio market share last year.

A studio in transition is never a pretty picture, and Rothman knows his job is on the line. Although he’s attended this convention many times as co-chairman of Fox, Rothman is now tasked with moving this slow-moving studio ocean liner back into profitable waters.

Read More: ‘Blade Runner’ 2049: Sony Comes Out Swinging with New Footage

This has proved tricky, as disappointments such as “Passengers” didn’t deliver the audiences the studio banked on. Nonetheless, Rothman announced that dark sci-fi romance had just passed $300 million »

- Anne Thompson

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Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon in Talks for Susanna Fogel’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

20 March 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Mila Kunis in “Bad Moms

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon may be teaming up for a woman-directed comedy. The actresses are in talks to star in Susanna Fogel’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” Deadline reports.

If they sign on for the project, Kunis and McKinnon will play BFFs who “unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy,” the source summarizes.

Imagine Entertainment is producing the feature, and Lionsgate will distribute. Filming is expected to kick off this summer.

Folks have been speculating about who will play James Bond and helm the next franchise film for years, but these conversations have been dominated by male actors and directors. We’re already so much more invested in “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

Another female-led espionage comedy, Paul Feig’s “Spy,” starring Melissa McCarthy, grossed over $365 million worldwide on a budget of $65 million.

Chasing Life” co-creator Fogel will co-write the script in addition to her directing duties. She previously helmed 2014’s “Life Partners,” a dramedy about a co-dependent friendship starring Gillian Jacobs (“Love”) and Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”).

When we asked Fogel her advice for other women directors, she said, “Have confidence in your own voice, be entrepreneurial, and take big risks with the knowledge that, by default of being a woman, people are going to advise you to be conservative, play it safe, make sure everyone likes you, and constantly question whether or not you’re ready to be in charge.”

“It’s rarely talked about as a gender thing, and it’s often subconscious, but people are generally less comfortable entrusting executive power — and finances — to women, and I think it’s easy as a female director to sense their doubt and psych yourself out,” she observed. “Which only perpetuates the cycle and proves their point.”

McKinnon stars in another hotly anticipated woman-directed comedy, Lucia Aniello’s “Rough Night.” The “SNL” star, Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”), and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) play former college friends who reunite for a bachelorette party, but the evening takes an unexpectedly dark turn when an overeager attempt to mount a male stripper leads to his death. The film opens June 16.

Kunis was most recently seen in “Bad Moms” alongside Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn. The female-led ensemble comedy made nearly $180 million worldwide and was made for $20 million. A sequel is in the works.

While promoting “Bad Moms,” Kunis addressed the unfair expectations placed on films with female protagonists in an interview for ABC News’ “Popcorn With Peter Travers.” She said, “The hardest part about all of this is when a movie that is starring women does well, everyone goes, ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ … But when it goes bad, then everyone goes, ‘We knew it. We knew this was going to happen.’ A male-driven film, it doesn’t matter, whether it’s good or bad, no one comments on it,” Kunis explained. “It’s just either good or bad. With a female-driven film, it’s females. ‘Well this female succeeded, or this female failed.’ It’s going to have to change one day.”

Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon in Talks for Susanna Fogel’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out Over the Next Two Years

13 March 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Numbers don’t lie. A recent study found female filmmakers remain “grossly underrepresented” when it comes to directing opportunities, and there is no arena in which that is more apparent than Hollywood’s own studio system. As The Wrap recently noted, “of the 149 movies currently slated for a wide release from the six legacy studios over the next three years, only 12 have female directors. That means a whopping 92 percent of the major motion pictures due in theaters through the end of 2019 will be helmed by men.”

That number only includes studio features from the big six, not speciality arms like Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, or Focus Features. However, adding those more indie-minded distributors (which are often heavy on festival acquisitions) doesn’t paint a much rosier picture. Over the course of 2017 and 2018, only 24 films directed by women will hit theaters care of a Hollywood studio, and despite continued attention »

- Kate Erbland

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Ynms: Rough Night

10 March 2017 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here. With the vengeful bitches of The Beguiled, the raucousness of Girls Trip, and the asskickery of Atomic Blonde coming for our eyeballs, it's shaping up to be a delightfully less macho summer movie season! And now the Broad City team of writer/director Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs is bringing another female-led delight for the summer, Rough Night. Scarlett Johansson leads the exciting cast of Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell for the debaucherous (and deadly) bachelorette party - brace yourselves for "Bridesmaids and The Hangover meet Weekend At Bernie's" comparisons as this one opens.

The first trailer brings the Nsfw laughs and shows off the ensemble - so take a look and we'll break down the Yes No Maybe So after the jump...

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Scarlett Johansson’s Raunchy Black ‘Rough Night’ Trailer Released [Nsfw]

9 March 2017 4:57 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The trailer for Scarlett Johansson‘s latest film, Rough Night, was released Wednesday night, and it caused a stir. Directed by Lucia Aniello, the black comedy film stars Johansson as Jess, who reunites with her four best friends from college for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Things take a horrendously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male […]

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Coming Distractions: Scarlett Johansson parties with famous friends in Rough Night red band trailer

9 March 2017 6:21 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Although it underwent another title change, the Scarlett Johansson-led raunchy lady comedy we’ve heard so much about—mostly in relation to its title—finally has a red band trailer. Rough Night née Rock That Body née Move That Body tells the story of a bachelorette party gone wrong. An engaged woman (Johansson) sets off to Miami with her friends—played by Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, and Zoe Kravitz—to do some bonding... and coke. Things really take a turn for the worst when they kill the stripper.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen Very Bad Things. But maybe that‘s just a matter of marketing. Broad City’s Lucia Aniello directed the film, and co-wrote the script with Paul W. Downs, so we’re pretty sure the film’s got more up its sleeve than a distaff version of a Christian Slater »

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New international trailer for ‘Rough Night’

9 March 2017 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz; Rough Night, is an edgy R-rated comedy that sees five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to figure out what to do,their night takes some hilariously unexpected turns, ultimately bringing them closer together when it matters most.

Directed by Lucia Aniello (Time Travelling Bong, Broad City), Rough Night is released in cinemas on June 16th

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Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnion get wild in the International Trailer for Rough Night

9 March 2017 1:45 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

When a bunch of women get together for a big night out to reminisce and let loose a whole bunch of trouble is bound to come their way right? When the ladies party they party hard! Well according to the new international trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Rough Night they do.

Related: Scarlett Johansson on Captain America Winter Soldier

The group of five college friends, which is lead by Johannson – who will star in Ghost in the Shell at the end of the month – reunite 10 years after a wild bachelorette (or Hen depending in what country you live in) weekend to have some, it’s a night that includes dancing, alcohol, drugs, oh, and accidentally killing a stripper as the night turns sour, this isn’t a spoiler as the whole plot is revealed in the trailer.

Don’t be fooled by the premise of Rough Night »

- Zehra Phelan

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Rough Night trailer, starring Scarlett Johansson

8 March 2017 9:54 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon headline new comedy Rough Night. Here’s the trailer…

Heading into cinemas on June 16th is the latest R-rated comedy to try and part you from your cash. This one is called Rough Night, and its cast features Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz. Lucia Aniello is directing, having co-written the screenplay.

The first trailer – a red band one, no less, so no peaking if you’re young and impressionable – has been released, along with an official synopsis for the movie.

Let’s do the trailer first….

And here’s the synopsis…

In Rough Night, an edgy R-rated comedy, five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. »

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Wild Red Band Trailer For Rough Night Kicks Off Scarlett Johansson’s Bachelorette Party In Style

8 March 2017 2:15 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If human-cyborg hybrids and rich, cyberpunk action don’t suit your fancy, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s another Scarlett Johansson vehicle coming in the not-so-distant future, and it’s literally worlds away from Masamune Shirow’s iconic manga franchise.

Its name? Rough Night, a female-led comedy directed by Broad City‘s Lucia Aniello. Flanked by Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravitz, and Ilana Glazer, Johansson’s bride-to-be descends on Miami ready to roll back the years with her nearest and dearest. Aniello’s wild and raunchy picture, one he co-wrote with Broad City cohort Paul W. Downs, taps into that all-too-familiar feeling of reuniting with old friends after years spent apart. It’s a universal emotion, one tinged with a warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, and in outlining Rough Night to BuzzFeed, Aniello heaped praise upon his leading ladies, whose chemistry simply lights up the screen. »

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Rough Night Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Throws One Wild Party

8 March 2017 1:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has released the first domestic trailer and an international trailer for the upcoming comedy Rough Night, which was previously known as Rock That Body. This outrageous comedy is coming along at the perfect time, with the recent success of R-rated superhero movies (Logan, Deadpool) and comedies (Bad Moms) alike, which could make Rough Night one of the sleeper hits of the summer. This movie also shows a different side of Scarlett Johansson, who sheds her action hero persona to play a bride-to-be who gets crazy in Miami.

In Rough Night, an edgy R-rated comedy, five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zo&#235 Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately »

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Scarlett Johansson in Red Band Trailer for Wild Comedy 'Rough Night'

8 March 2017 1:10 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"This could still be the best weekend of our lives!" Sony has released the first official red band trailer for Rough Night, a wild all-women comedy formerly known as Rock That Body, which is also the feature directorial debut of "Broad City" director Lucia Aniello. The film star five women who get together for a wild bachelorette party - Scarlett Johansson (as the bride) along with Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Kate McKinnon. This is pretty much a mix between The Hangover and Bachelorette, where a bachelorette party leads to a male stripper ending up dead and they have to figure out how to clean up the mess they made. Four of the women in the cast make sense, they're great comic actors, but I'm surprised Scarlett Johansson is in this. Nice way to mix up her action & indie roles with something fun. Take a look. Here's the »

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"Rough Night" Restricted Footage

8 March 2017 12:43 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted footage supporting the new comedy feature "Rough Night", directed by Lucia Aniello, starring Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Scarlett Johansson, opening June 16, 2017:

"...five friends from college, 'Jess', 'Pippa', 'Alice', 'Frankie' and 'Blair', reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails...

"...when a male stripper turns up dead..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rough Night"....

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Every 2017 Studio Movie With a Female Director, From ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ (Photos)

8 March 2017 12:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patty Jenkins and Lucia Aniello are two of the six female directors helming movies this year January 6: “Underworld: Blood WarsAnna Foerster made her directorial debut on the fifth installment in the action series starring Kate Beckinsale as a badass vampire hunter. June 2: “Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.) Patty Jenkins directed the DC film about Wonder Woman a.k.a. Diana Prince. The film stars Gal Gadot as the warrior princess of the Amazonian people. May 19: “Everything, Everything” (Warner Bros.) “Everything, Everything” is directed by Stella Meghie and follows a girl who is allergic to everything and isolates »

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Watch Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon in Raunchy 'Rough Night' Trailer

8 March 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Scarlett Johansson's bachelorette party devolves into a crime scene in the hilarious first trailer for Rough Night, a star-packed comedy directed by Lucia Aniello and co-written by Aniello and fellow Broad City alum Paul W. Downs

 

The clip's first half plays out like a traditional film comedy, as Johansson reunites with her college best friends – played by Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, Broad City's Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz and Jillian Bell – for a wild weekend in Miami. The quintet take drunken shots, score some cocaine and scope out the local "babes. »

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Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon Star in 'Rough Night' Red Band Trailer

8 March 2017 11:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Don't you hate it when you are trying to enjoy a nice, normal bachelorette party and you accidently kill a male stripper?

In the first-look, red band trailer for the comedy Rough Night, Scarlett Johansson is a bride-to-be who heads to Miami to reunite with her college friends — played by Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon with an Australian accent.

Coke, alcohol and jet skis abound in the ill-fated bachelorette party that turns into a comedic cover-up. 

Originally titled Rock That Body, the Black List script comes from Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.

Rough Night hits theaters in the middle »

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‘Rough Night’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Has the Ultimate Bachelorette Party in Female-Driven Comedy — Watch

8 March 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Columbia Pictures has released the trailer for its upcoming comedy “Rough Night.” The all-female cast features Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer. The film is directed by Lucia Aniello, who co-wrote the script with her “Broad City” and “Time Traveling Bong” writing partner, Paul W. Downs.

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In “Rough Night,” five former best friends who grew apart after college reunite to throw Jess (Johansson) the ultimate bachelorette party. They travel to Miami, where they drink lots alcohol, do drugs and accidentally kill a male stripper inside their hotel room.

“It’s a movie about friendships,” Aniello told BuzzFeed News. “It was really more about honing in on our experience of having friendships from high school and college that have evolved and maybe gotten a little bit distant and »

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Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon Accidentally Kill a Man in ‘Rough Night’ Trailer (Watch)

8 March 2017 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon have a truly “Rough Night” in the new red-band trailer for the raunchy comedy, formerly titled “Rock That Body.”

The cast includes Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, Ty Burrell and Demi Moore. “Rough Night” follows a group of five friends who were best buddies in college and reunite to rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette party.

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“We are going to be swimming in d—,” Bell’s character declares in front of Johansson’s significant other at the airport.

The party gets off to a roaring start but then goes off the rails. Bell’s character leaps onto a male stripper at the rented condo and accidentally kills him, then snorts up the cocaine to conceal it. An attorney tells the quintet they could be facing up to 15 years, »

- Dave McNary

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First Look! Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon Have One Epic Bachelorette Party in Rough Night

7 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Girls just wanna have fun!

Scarlett Johansson leads the cast of Rough Night — an R-rated comedy about a bachelorette party gone way wrong — and People has the exclusive first look at the film, due in theaters June 16.

Joined by Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon, Johansson confidently struts ahead of the group wearing a sash that marks her as the “bride to be” while the rest wear one that says “friend of the bride.” The ladies all seem excited for the epic night to come as McKinnon pushes a suitcase printed with international flags.

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