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Broken Road’s films have included the two “Paul Blart” movies for Sony, Tom Cruise’s “Knight and Day” and New Line’s disaster thriller “Into the Storm” during its 11-year history. The company had a long-term first-look deal with Sony that expired recently.
Covert was founded in August by financing veteran Paul Hanson, who is CEO. It announced earlier this month that it was financing “Ophelia” as a new take on “Hamlet” with “Star Wars: Force Awakens” standout Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in final negotiations to star.
The alliance is expecting to collaborate on two to four films per year. The companies said the deal will cover a wide range of genres and budgets, reflecting the expertise of the Broken Road team, which includes Garner, Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein. »
- Dave McNary
Fans of the bestselling Ya novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life have a reason to celebrate today! Author James Patterson's hit novel is coming to the big screen, and we have your first look courtesy of EW. They have debuted both the trailer and a very colorful poster, which bring Rafe Khatchadorian's cruel, hilarious and life-changing adventures to life.
The cast is headed-up by by a strong ensemble of comedy favorites. Griffin Gluck is introducing the iconic literary character of Rafe to the big screen, appearing alongside Lauren Graham, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Efren Ramirez and Andrew Daly.The film is directed by Steve Carr, best known for his family friendly hits Dr. Dolittle 2 and Daddy Day Care.
The filmmaker was ready to take a break from family films, but the stellar script for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life changed his mind. »
Eddie Murphy is in rehearsals for "Daddy Day Care," Part 9 -- and his pregnant co-star's totally ready for her close-up. Eddie and gf Paige Butcher took a stroll for java Wednesday in L.A. The couple announced they were expecting back in November ... so, we're guessing she's about 5-6 months along. This will be the ninth spawn for Murphy and her first. Her belly's bulging but you can tell, Paige is still holding on to that bikini bod. »
- TMZ Staff
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