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Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie
Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.
The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman told the tale of a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his »
- Borys Kit
The Purge 4 Is Finally Casting, Here's Who Has Signed On
The Purge franchise has been crazy busy behind the scenes, what with developing a television series in addition to continuing the big screen sequels - but today brings us some rather big Purge 4 news. It seems that the project has started making big calls when it comes to casting, and now reports say that Y'lan Noel and Lex Scott Davis are the first to actors to sign on to the horror feature - which is moving through development with the title The Purge: The Island. »
The Joker Movie May Be Moving Forward Very Quickly
It hasn't been that long since the official announcement of a standalone Joker movie was made, but the project appears to be on the fast track to production. Like, the really fast track. »
Kate Winslet to Play Famed WWII Correspondent Lee Miller
Kate Winslet is joining a growing cohort of British actresses set to play noted war correspondents.
The Oscar winner is set to star as Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the famed American photographer, model, artist and correspondent who was a leading figure in documenting WWII for Vogue magazine, bringing images of the Nazi concentration camps and the atrocities that were committed to the attention of the world.
- Alex Ritman
‘BoJack Horseman’ Renewed for Season 5 at Netflix
“BoJack Horseman” has been renewed for Season 5, Netflix announced Thursday.
The announcement came in the form of a video posted to the show’s social media channels, which show a “clingy netflix exec” texting BoJack to share the news of the renewal. Watch the video below.
The animated series stars Will Arnett as BoJack, the failed legendary ‘90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around,” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.
Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also features the voices of Paul F. Tompkins and Alison Brie.
Season 4 launched globally on Netflix on Sept. 8 and received widespread critical acclaim. The season currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The season saw BoJack coming to grips with his identity after »
- Joe Otterson
Billy Eichner’s ‘Billy on the Street’ to Leave TruTV
The show features Eichner asking impromptu quiz show-type questions to people on the streets of New York, often accompanied by a celebrity guest. Past celebrity guests have included: Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Anna Kendrick.
“We can confirm that new episodes of ‘Billy on the Street’ will not be returning to truTV,” a truTV spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “The show is deceptively time-consuming to make and scheduling was increasingly difficult. We had a great run together capped off by the show’s Emmy nomination, and we wish Billy nothing but the best.”
Produced by Funny or Die, the show aired on Fuse from 2011-2014 for its first three seasons, moving to truTV in 2015 for Seasons 4 and 5. Season 5 concluded back in January. The »
- Joe Otterson
‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO
The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.
“Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »
- Daniel Holloway
Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works
Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.
- Ryan Gajewski
Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount’s ‘Instant Family’
Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family,” sources confirm to Variety.
Anders and Brian Burns, the writing duo behind the “Daddy’s Home” series, wrote “Instant Family” and will produce alongside Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Paramount is fast-tracking the project and aims to start shooting next year.
The film is about a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. »
- Justin Kroll
Disappointing August 2017 Closed Out the Worst Summer Movie Season in Over 10 Years
As the September box office attempts to get 2017 back on track*the month is currently up 14% compared to last year*the chapter ends on what was a dismal August 2017 at the domestic box office. August was the fourth month in a row to show a decline compared to the previous year, all of which contributed to the worst Summer movie season in over ten years, in which the total summer gross failed to top $4 billion for the first time since 2006. August 2017 wrapped up as the worst August in twenty years with calendar grosses delivering a combined $657.7 million from 225 movies, 35.5% behind last year's gross and failing to top $700 million for the first time since 2000. Thanks to the continued performance of Annabelle: Creation, which just topped $100 million domestically yesterday, the month did deliver a $100+ million earner, a feat that looked as if it might not happen not too long ago. Annabelle also »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’
Exclusive: Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, the MGM pic that Max Landis scripted and White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo will direct. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces. Landis is… »
Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its leader. Bernie Casey, who played national Tri Lams fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” and its sequels, died Tuesday, his representative told TheWrap. Casey was 78. Casey died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness, his representative said. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, in 1939, Casey was an athlete before entering the acting world, first in track and field for Bowling Green State University and later as a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) A. »
- Tim Kenneally
Box office 2017: ‘It’ and ‘Dunkirk’ among Top 10 highest grossing movies so far this year
As summer ends, let’s take a look at the Top 10 biggest money-makers at the domestic box office so far this calendar year. It should be no surprise to see remakes, sequels and comic book heroes at the top of the pack, with the 2017 version of “Beauty and the Beast” (directed by Bill Condon) […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
13 Stephen King TV Adaptations Ranked, Including ‘The Mist’ (Photos)
Stephen King has been seeing a resurgence as of late. Many of the iconic horror author’s works are getting new TV adaptations. 2016 saw “11.22.63” on Hulu and 2017 saw “The Mist” on Spike and we’re still due for “Castle Rock,” an original story that takes place within the King multiverse. In honor of all these adaptations, we looked back at all the King works (original screenplays not included) that have made their way to television, sometimes with horrifying results. “It” (1990) That’s right, arguably one of the most iconic of Stephen King adaptations was actually on TV. An edited version. »
- Linda Ge and Carli Velocci
Jessica Williams Might Finally Be Getting Her Own TV Show
- Dee Lockett
Evan Langweiler Promoted to Senior VP Global Communications for Universal
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Evan Langweiler, who has been with Universal for more than 10 years, has been promoted to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's senior vp global communications, the studio announced Thursday.
Per the studio, Langweiler will continue to oversee many aspects of strategic media relations, including worldwide box-office reporting, transactional announcements, dating of its films and serving as the communication group's primary staff writer.
He will work closely with international and brand teams as well as DreamWorks TV and NBCUniversal.
Langweiler, who began his career at NBC Universal as a page handling Saturday Night Live at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, previously held the title of »
- Borys Kit
Evan Langweiler Promoted to Senior VP of Global Communications for Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures has upped Evan Langweiler to senior VP of global communications for the studio.
He will continue to oversee many aspects of the studio’s strategic media relations, including worldwide box office reporting, transactional announcements, dating of its films, and serving as the group’s primary staff writer.
He will be based in Los Angeles.
He will work closely with Universal’s international and brand teams as well as DreamWorks TV and NBCUniversal on issues relating to the business. Langweiler works closely with many of Universal’s filmmakers.
He will continue to report to Cindy Gardner.
Langweiler most recently served as VP of global communications for Universal. He has been with Universal since 2010 and prior to that was with NBC where he was based in New York. Langweiller attended Trinity college before working for NBC.
- Justin Kroll
Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump’s ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings Diss
Stephen Colbert began the “Late Show” on Wednesday by praising Donald Trump’s response to recent natural disasters in Mexico City and Puerto Rico, before calling out the president for weighing in on Emmy ratings.
“That was a strong and presidential response,” Colbert said in regards to Trump’s recent tweets. “That lasted for about 18 minutes — because then he tweeted about something that truly seemed to upset him.”
Colbert then recited Trump’s tweet from Tuesday, which reads: “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘Deplorables.'”
I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "Deplorables."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
“Now wait a second; that can’t be right. I swear I heard somebody say at the Emmys that they were »
- Rebecca Rubin
Universal Pictures Promotes Evan Langweiler to Communications Svp
Longtime Universal Pictures communications executive Evan Langweiler has been promoted to Senior Vice President in the filmed entertainment group. The ten-year veteran will continue to report to Evp Cindy Gardner, and work closely with studio leadership triumvirate Donna Langley, Jeff Shell and Ron Meyer. “Evan will continue to oversee many aspects of our strategic media relations, including worldwide box office reporting, transactional announcements, dating of our films, and serving as our group’s primary staff writer,” Gardner told TheWrap. Also Read: Universal First to $4 Billion at Global Box Office in 2017 Langweiler has overseen countless rollouts for massive franchise films like “Jurassic World, »
- Matt Donnelly
‘Loving Vincent’ Review: Van Gogh Biopic Made Entirely of Animated Oil Paintings
Movies may be singular visions (which mostly emerge from the foundry of teamwork), while painters typically only wrestle with themselves and with however many ideas are inside them at any given time. As labor-intensive missions go, then, “Loving Vincent” — a fictionalized inquest into the Dutch-born, France-adopted genius Vincent van Gogh as his final days are remembered by those close to him — is an appreciation of one man’s celebrated art by way of a startling approach: animating a movie out of 65,000 oil paintings, all done by hand, by 125 professional oil-painters. It’s an idea that sounds as nutty »
- Robert Abele
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