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Matthew Warchus Takes Reins At Old Vic; 2016 ‘Groundhog Day’ World Premiere Set

7 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Before it heads to Broadway for a March 9, 2017 bow, Groundhog Day, the upcoming musical based on the classic 1993 Bill Murray comedy, will have its world premiere in London. Beginning in June 2016, the tuner will play the Old Vic where Artistic Director Matthew Warchus has just taken over from longtime resident Kevin Spacey. The new spin on the time-loop movie was announced earlier this month with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the script for the film, writing the book. The… »

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NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ Getting Italian Remake With Cattleya and Rai

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – “Parenthood” is being transposed from Berkeley to Rome in the first international adaptation of NBC’s hit TV show.

NBCUniversal Formats has brokered a deal with Italy’s Cattleya to produce the remake of long-running U.S. family drama which will air on state broadcaster Rai’s flagship Rai Uno station.

Created by Jason Katims, “Parenthood” ran to more than one hundred episodes in the U.S. on NBC from 2010 to 2015. 

The Italian version, titled “Tutto Può Succedere” (“Anything Could Happen”) marks Rai Uno’s first ever U.S.-scripted remake and a major coup for Cattleya, which is expanding its TV activity after scoring a global hit with naturalistic crimer “Gomorrah,” produced for Rupert Murdoch’s Sky paybox and sold to more than 100 territories.

Cattleya is also known for churning out film remakes, including Italian versions of “Groundhog Day” and French megabit “Welcome to the Sticks.” Cattleya’s shareholders include Universal Studios. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Groundhog Day musical to have world premiere at London's Old Vic

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Groundhog Day stage musical will receive its world premiere in London.

The production will open at the Old Vic in June 2016 ahead of its Broadway transfer.

Matthew Warchus has included the musical in the lineup for his first season as the Old Vic's artistic director.

Warchus has already signed up to direct the musical, which will have a script penned by the film's original writer Danny Rudin and music by Matilda composer Tim Minchin.

Speaking about the musical, Warchus told BBC News: "It needs a large audience and a large stage, and I wanted to start it in this country, so it's the perfect match."

Groundhog Day starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, and centred on a grumpy weatherman named Phil Connors who found himself stuck in a seemingly never-ending time-loop.

He is forced to relive the same day over and over again, while having to report on »

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Celebrating bad artwork on DVD reissues

17 April 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When a DVD gets a reissue, its distributor tends to change the artwork. Er, not always for the better...

Movie studios love having large catalogues of older movies. They guarantee a revenue stream after all, through TV sales, streaming services, and the occasional repackaging of a DVD and/or Blu-ray edition.

But new packaging means new artwork, and a star who was hot when the film first came around may have faded since. Plus, audience trends change. Plus, there's the added bonus of luring people to buy two copies. Marvellous!

Most of the time, artwork updates go without a hitch. But in recent times, particularly with 90s movies we've noticed, some of the updates, er, 'dumb things down' slightly. Most of these exhibits are from the UK, we should note. If we broadened it more than we had into the Us - which we may do in a future piece »

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Round-Up: Bastard Trailer, Joe Kelly’s Bang!Tango Graphic Novel, Dr. Decker Design Included in New Fright Rags T-Shirts

15 April 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A cast of eclectic characters come together with bloody results in the official trailer for Bastard. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details on Joe Kelly's graphic novel, Bang!Tango, as well as four new T-shirts from Fright Rags, including one that showcases Dr. Decker from Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

Bastard: "Directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick R Young, Bastard stars Rebekah Kennedy, Ellis Greer, Dan Creed, Will Tranfo, and Tonya Kay.

Bastard follows newlywed, hitch-hiking serial killers, a brother and sister on the run, and a trigger-happy suicidal cop as they get caught in an increasingly bizarre series of murders committed by a masked killer near a mountain-town bed and breakfast."


Bang!Tango: Press Release - "Vinnie’s years in the mob have him constantly looking over his shoulder, on the run from The Jock, a sadistic mob boss, and his gang. Vinnie has finally »

- Derek Anderson

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Space Dandy: why you should watch it, 5 essential episodes

14 April 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sci-fi anime space opera Space Dandy is on UK Netflix now. Ryan explains why it’s essential viewing, and shares his favourite episodes...

Continuity. Character arcs. Sub-plots and cliffhangers. They’re the bones on which a lot of great TV’s draped - the elements that have us rushing back to our favourite shows week after week, whether it’s House Of Cards, Attack On Titan or Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

But can a TV show blithely shun things like continuity and recognisable character arcs and still provide something reliably amusing, thrilling, even moving? Space Dandy, the animated series from Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Shamploo director Shinichiro Watanabe, plays fast and loose with the episodic TV format, frequently giving continuity short shrift, yet the result is one of the most fascinating anime shows I’ve seen in years.

To quote the opening credits sequence, Space Dandy is a dandy in space: a preening, »

- ryanlambie

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New poster and images for Magic Mike Xxl

13 April 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new poster and three new images for Magic Mike Xxl, the sequel to 2012’s box-office hit. Check them out here…

Channing Tatum stars and co-writes the sequel, joined by fellow returning stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias and newcomers Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Donald Glover (Community), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Gotham). Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra) directs the film, while original director Steven Soderbergh serves as executive producer, editor and director of photography.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey does not return for the sequel.

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike Xxl finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they »

- Scott J. Davis

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Easter TV movie guide: Monday April 6 - Avatar, Groundhog Day

6 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Splash - 10am, BBC Two

A mermaid saves Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) from drowning and years later attempts to seek him out in New York, in human form. Fantasy from Ron Howard also featuring Daryl Hannah and Eugene Levy.

The Dark Crystal - 12.25pm, Channel 4

Fantasy adventure from Muppets creator Jim Henson, in which a Gelfig embarks on a quest to restore order to his world by retrieving the missing shard of a magical crystal.

Groundhog Day - 2.45pm, Gold

Cynical weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, gets trapped in a time loop that causes him to live the same day over and over.

10 Things I Hate About You - 7pm, Film4

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew gets an update in this team comedy starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 8.10pm, BBC Three

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels the globe »

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Best of the Week: The Best 'Fast and Furious' Characters, a Crazy New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer and More

3 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Important News Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine in just one more movie. Meanwhile, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play Killer Croc in Suicide Squad. Ryan Reynolds brilliantly revealed that Deadpool is aiming for an R rating. Paramount is turning the Transformers movies into a mega-franchise. And Disney is naming its third Tron movie Tron: Ascension. Disney is also making a live-action Mulan movie. And they're making a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie. Groundhog Day is going to be a Broadway musical. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig made a Lifetime movie. And Fox is making a Play-Doh movie. It Follows broke a box office record. Colin Trevorrow will direct Book of Henry. And Clint Eastwood will direct the Atlanta Olympics bombing...

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'Tangled' & 'Groundhog Day' Musicals Planned for the Stage

3 April 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two wildly different movies will be getting stage musical adaptations in the near future, with a Broadway version of the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day being developed, while Disney Parks is making a Tangled musical for their Disney Cruise Lines. The Groundhog Day musical is being developed by composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and set and costume designer Rob Howell, the team behind the current Broadway adaptation of the 1996 movie Matilda. They will all collaborate on the play's book with Danny Rubin, who came up with the original Groundhog Day story and co-wrote the screenplay with director Harold Ramis.

Scott Rudin will produce the play with Andre Ptaszysnki's Whistle Pig Productions and Columbia Stage Live. The original movie centered on a weatherman (Bill Murray) who is assigned to cover the Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where he gets caught in a time loop and is »

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Neil Patrick Harris Takes Over for Bill Murray in Our Fantasy-Casting of the Groundhog Day Musical

3 April 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Punxsutawney Phil finally has a chance at stage stardom, because the movie Groundhog Day is coming to the Great White Way. In 2017, the 1993 comedy classic will open as a Broadway musical with help from the team behind the hit stage production of Matilda. Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, the film told the story of a grumpy news reporter stuck in a time loop that left him reliving the same Feb. 2, over and over again. The cast has yet to be announced, but that hasn't stopped us before from making predictions. While you wait to find out who is going »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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'Groundhog Day' Musical Is Heading to Broadway -- Here's When You Can See It

3 April 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When you think of movies that would make good stage musicals, we're guessing most people don’t immediately think of Groundhog Day. The 1993 film stars Bill Murray as a man forced to live the same day over and over in the small town of Punxsutawney, and has gone on to become a minor cult classic. Now it's set to become a hit on the stage, with the musical set to debut on Broadway on March 9, 2017 (previews will begin on January 23).  Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics, explained early last year why he thinks it’s a viable candidate for the stage: “The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theatre, in my opinion. In fact, I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, dark, visually...

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Groundhog Day Is Heading to Broadway!

3 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ready for some déjà vu? The 1993 Sony Pictures film Groundhog Day is being revisited. But this time, the classic is coming to Broadway! For those of you movie buffs, you'll recall Bill Murray starring in the original film as a TV meteorologist who repeatedly experiences the same day—yep, Groundhog Day—over and over again. The movie-turned-musical will be created by the team behind the Broadway adaption of Roald Dahl's Matilda, including director Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling. Tim Minchin will compose the songs, and the set and costume design will be by Rob Howell. Matilda the Musical  had a successful Broadway run, generating a whopping $117 »

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Week in Review: Hollywood planning Play-Doh and live-action Winnie the Pooh movies

3 April 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Why does Hollywood keep mining the smallest nooks and crannies of my childhood? This week, two major children’s film projects are reportedly in development.

The first is Disney continuing to pile on to their live-action reboot slate with a reimagining of none other than Winnie the Pooh. How they intend to do this without sending one of the most classic children’s’ characters of all time into seriously uncanny valley territory boggles my mind beyond even singing jungle animals, a flying elephant, or CGI candlesticks and dining sets. Disney didn’t even wait a full week after announcing their previous live-action project, a reboot of Mulan.

Deadline reported Thursday evening that Alex Ross-Perry, director of the indie from last year Listen Up Philip, would be writing the story, in which a fully grown Christopher Robin would return to his old friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. I guess »

- Brian Welk

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Bing! 'Groundhog Day' Musical Coming to Broadway

3 April 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A musical adaptation of Groundhog Day – the revered 1993 film dramedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell– will begin its Broadway run in early 2017. Previews for the show will commence January 23rd of that year, with an official opening planned for March 9th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical's creative team includes director Matthew Warchus, composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell – all of whom worked together on a successful adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel Matilda, which has grossed over $117 million thus far in its Broadway run. »

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‘Groundhog Day’ Musical Coming to Broadway in 2017

3 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Much in the same way Phil Connors relives February 2 over and over again, we may be able to relive Groundhog Day all over again in the not-too-distant future. A Groundhog Day musical is officially in the works, with plans to hit Broadway in 2017. Get all the latest on the Groundhog Day musical after the […]

The post ‘Groundhog Day’ Musical Coming to Broadway in 2017 appeared first on /Film. »

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Get Ready for 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway in March 2017

3 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We know Bill Murray is great at karaoke, but how does he feel about Broadway?

As previously reported, Murray's beloved comedy "Groundhog Day" is getting a musical makeover. It's been officially announced that the show will open on March 9, 2017, thanks to producer Scott Rudin, director Matthew Warchus, and musician Tim Minchin. Minchin and Warchus previously worked together on the Tony Award-winning musical "Matilda," based on Roald Dahl's novel.

Bill Murray star alongside Andie MacDowell in the 1993 comedy about a guy who's forced to relive Groundhog Day until he gets his life together. It's still a popular movie after all these years - perhaps even more so since it came out. "Groundhog Day" was even one of several films featured in MoMA's "The Hidden God: Film and Faith" series in 2003. The late director and co-writer Harold Ramis told the "New York Times," "At first I would get mail saying, 'Oh, »

- Jenni Miller

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Groundhog Day musical to open on Broadway in March 2017

3 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A musical version of Groundhog Day will open on Broadway in 2017.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers have confirmed that the production will open on March 9, 2017, with previews beginning six weeks earlier on January 23.

A theatre for the production has yet to be announced.

Matilda composer Tim Minchin is working on the adaptation, along with the film's original scriptwriter Danny Rudin and Matilda director Matthew Warchus.

Groundhog Day starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, and centred on a grumpy weatherman named Phil Connors who found himself stuck in a seemingly never-ending time-loop.

He is forced to relive the same day over and over again, while having to report on the same meteorological news event each time.

Announcing the project last year, Minchin said that the musical will be "both instantly recognisable, and utterly different" from the 1993 film.

He added: "The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theatre, in my opinion. »

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The Groundhog Day Musical Is Actually Happening in 2017

3 April 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It turns out the Groundhog Day musical is actually happening and will hit Broadway in spring 2017, according to Variety. (Maybe you'd like to experience it again and again.) A portion of the key team behind Matilda, including director Matthew Warchus, composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, and choreographer Peter Darling, will join Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the film's screenplay) to prep the production. Previews begin on January 23, 2017, ahead of the March 9, 2017, premiere. Casting and venue options for the Bill Murray classic comedy turned musical are still in the works, but hey, no pressure. Not like this has to be perfect. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Groundhog Day Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017

2 April 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A case of life imitating art imitating reel life? A musical version of Groundhog Day is headed to Broadway in 2017 - where the show will performed to audiences day after day after day. The hit 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell told the story of a newsman who finds himself stuck in small-town Pennsylvania, reliving Feb. 2 - Groundhog Day - again and again and again. The team behind the current Broadway hit Matilda will be behind the musical adaptation, Variety reports. Composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), choreographer Peter Darling (Billy Elliott) and set and costume »

- K.C. Blumm

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