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Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.
Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Three new clips have arrived online for Maggie, the upcoming zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator Genysis), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Joely Richardson (Maybe Baby).
See Also: Read our review of Maggie here
Maggie is a precocious young woman growing up with all the typical teen angst and stress that girls her age face. But the difference is Maggie is infected with a virus, and is slowly turning into a zombie. Society exists as a post-zombie pandemic world where those infected are treated like patients and the zombies are taken care of. Maggie is holed up in her remote house with her father Wade who is looking after her. He believes he can save her from the virus, restoring her to good health. But as the virus advances and slowly consumes Maggie’s body, tensions run high and their father/daughter relationship is put to the test. This »
- Scott J. Davis
Nebraska screenwriter Bob Nelson has just struck a deal with Amazon, landing his first official pilot order. The half-hour coming-of-age comedy Highston was written by Nelson and will be directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and exec produced by Sacha Baron Cohen.
According to Deadline, Highston will be a single-camera project following the life of 19-year-old Highston Liggetts who, rather than living in the unfamiliar world he’s facing, chooses to retreat into his own imagination where his companions are his famous “friends.”
Nelson is most well known for scripting the 2013 indie roadtrip comedy Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte and directed by Alexander Payne. He is currently in post production on his follow-up film The Confirmation (of which he wrote and directed) — a 90-minute comedy starring Clive Own, Maria Bellow and Patton Oswalt.
Cohen is currently shooting his latest film Grimsby about a top »
- William Fanelli
Amazon Studios is bolstering its collection of comedy projects with a new pilot that promises to be very nice. According to Deadline, the video division of the online retailer has given a pilot order to Highston, a coming-of-age series written by Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson , executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, and directed by Little Miss Sunshine duo Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton.
Highston, which is currently casting, centers on a titular 19-year-old who is "perched on the edge of adulthood," says Deadline. In order to help himself cope with the real world, he follows the advice of famous figures, whom he conjures up in his imagination.
The writer and executive producer of Highston are both Academy Award nominees. Nelson earned a nomination for Nebraska in 2013, while Baron Cohen picked up a screenwriting nod of his own for his 2006 film Borat. Faris and Dayton were not nominated for their work on Little Miss Sunshine, »
- Sam Gutelle
There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?
Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »
- Brian Welk
Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions and Grindstone Entertainment Group have today released the first clip for the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator Genysis), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Joely Richardson (Maybe Baby).
Written by John Scott 3, the film is being helmed by Henry Hobson, who makes his directorial debut, and tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.
Maggie is released in Us cinemas and on-demand on May 8th and in the UK on July 17th.
- Scott J. Davis
Bob Nelson continues his late-bloomer dream run. After earning an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska, at age 57, the writer-performer has landed his first pilot order. We’ve learned that Amazon is moving ahead with Highston, a half-hour coming-of-age comedy, written by Nelson, executive produced by Borat and Bruno‘s Sacha Baron Cohen and to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The single-camera project, which… »
Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will helm the project, while Emma Stone (Birdman) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) are set to play King and Riggs respectively. Simon Beaufoy, Oscar winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire has written the script, which is being co-produced by Danny Boyle (127 Hours).
The race to get the film out first will be crucial, as two other rival projects are set to go into production this year as well: Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti are playing King and Riggs in a HBO and Playtone production, while Will Ferrell is still circling Match Maker, which is being co-produced by his own Gary Sanchez Productions.
The story of King and Riggs became a zeitgeist event back in 1973, when the 29-year old No. »
- Scott J. Davis
Battle of the Sexes: Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star in Battle of the Sexes, based on a well-publicized tennis match in 1973 between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris will direct; they worked with Carell on 2006's Little Miss Sunshine, while Carell and Stone appeared together in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love. Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) wrote the script. Two other similar projects are in development; this one is aiming for release next year. [Deadline] The Entity: Director James Wan (Furious 7) will produce a remake of The Entity, a 1982 horror movie about a woman (Barbara Hershey) who comes under physical and sexual attack by a demon. The woman must also deal with a doctor (Ron Silver) who doubts...
- Peter Martin
Crazy, Stupid, Love, Match? Emma Stone and Steve Carell are attached to star in Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes, which will portray the famed match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Stone will play King, the No. 2 ranked female tennis player in 1973 when she, at 29, was challenged by and bested 55-year-old Wimbledon great Riggs (Carell), who came out of retirement for the match.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind Little Miss Sunshine, will direct from a long-gestating script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The scribe has been working with King on the screenplay (Riggs passed away in 1995), which is expected to be comedic but still address important political issues. Danny Boyle will produce.
This is one of three competing projects about the match between King and Riggs, though it’s currently predicted to be the first in front of cameras. HBO is working on an »
- Isaac Feldberg
The story is said to focus on King's famous 'Battle of the Sexes' against 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs in 1973. Riggs claimed female tennis was inferior and challenged the then world No. 2 player King to a match.
She declined, but women's tennis top player Margaret Court accepted. Riggs beat her 6-2 6-1 thanks to his tricky use of drop shots and lobs, he then went on to taunt all female tennis players.
This prompted King to accept a lucrative financial offer to play Riggs in a nationally televised match that the promoters dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" with a 90 million worldwide audience tuning in.
Having learned from Court's loss, King was prepared for Riggs' game and easily beat him 6–4 6–3 6–3. Some have »
- Garth Franklin
They’ve been father and daughter on screen before with Crazy, Stupid, Love, but now Steve Carell and Emma Stone are planning to be rivals. The Oscar nominees have signed up to play tennis icons Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in Battle Of The Sexes. The film, which boasts a script by Simon Beaufoy, will chronicle the rivalry between former tennis pro Riggs and his 29-year-old opponent Billie Jean King, who hit the court for a legendary match in 1973 that – it was claimed – would establish if a female pro could ever beat a male in the sport. The event drew a huge audience of more than 50 million Americans, eager to see who would triumph.And beyond Stone and Carell, this represents another reunion as Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (who worked with Carell on that film) are once again calling the shots. Fox Searchlight is providing the backing, »
Battle of the Sexes: Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star in Battle of the Sexes, based on a well-publicized tennis match in 1973 between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris will direct; they worked with Carell on 2006's Little Miss Sunshine, while Carell and Stone appeared together in 2011's Crazy Stupid Love. Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) wrote the script. Two other similar projects are in development; this one is aiming for...
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Fox Searchlight Pictures has just entered the race to make a movie about Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King's infamous 1973 tennis match, with Steve Carell and Emma Stone signing on to play the tennis pros in Battle of the Sexes. There are currently two other projects about this match in development, Chernin Entertainment's Match Maker, starring Will Ferrell as Riggs and an untitled project from Playtone that has Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks set to star. Fox Searchlight is aiming to release Battle of the Sexes in 2016, with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) directing from a script by Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
The 1973 match between the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a former Wimbledon champ, and 29-year-old Billie Jean King, then the #2 ranked female tennis player in the world, became a nationwide sensation, drawing in the highest TV ratings since the Moon landing in »
Back in 1973, the world watched on as champion tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs went head-to-head in a match labeled The Battle of the Sexes, and the battle wound up becoming one of the most notable sports events of the 20th century. Now that great moment in history is getting a cinematic adaptation, and it will be Emma Stone and Steve Carrell will be reuniting to play the lead roles in the movie. The Wrap was the first to report this news, confirming that Stone will be playing the then-29-year-old King, while Carell will be starring as the then-55-year-old Riggs. The project, which will be simply titled Battle of the Sexes, is being directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who previously had the chance to work with Carell on their Oscar winning 2006 hit Little Miss Sunshine. They will be working with a script written by »
After playing father and son in Crazy Stupid Love, last year's Oscar-nominated stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone will face each other on the tennis court. You may remember that over a year ago, we learned Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the director and writer behind Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, were developing a film about the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Now Deadline reports Fox Searchlight is behind the film to be produced by Boyle, but directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, directors of Ruby Sparks and Little Miss Sunshine. For those who don't know, this iconic match is one of the most talked about events in sports history. Riggs came out of retirement at age 55 to play King in five matches to see who was truly the best after ragging on female tennis players frequently throughout his career. King »
- Ethan Anderton
Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star as rival tennis champs in Fox Searchlight's film adaptation of the so-called Battle of the Sexes, the 1973 tennis match between the 29 year-old Billie Jean King, ranked No. 2 in the world at the time, and Bobby Riggs, the 55 year-old Wimbledon champion, who came out of retirement for the match. The match between King and Riggs became a huge national event, earning the highest TV ratings since the Moon Landing. Little Miss Sunshine helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the script from 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy. [caption id="attachment_376765" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Beaufoy has been quietly working on the script over the last several years with cooperation from King - Riggs died in 1995. Per Deadline, the film will be "a comedy with dramatic and political overtones" in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine. The film is set to »
- Haleigh Foutch
Hollywood loves nothing more than pitting two projects against each other, and the latest is the true story about an oddball sports rivalry that captivated the nation. Earlier this year it was reported that Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti would topline HBO's movie based on the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match between the 29 year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired loud-mouthed champ Bobby Riggs. Now, a much starrier version is moving forward fast. Fox Searchlight has rounded up "Crazy Stupid Love" co-stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone for "Battle Of The Sexes." This is the project that Danny Boyle once flirted with, and he's still on board to produce, with "Little Miss Sunshine" duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris now directing the script from "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours" scribe Simon Beaufoy. In short, this one has a ton of talent in front of and behind »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Emma Stone and Steve Carell are set to star in “Battle of the Sexes,” a Fox Searchlight project about the epic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle will produce under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight. Beaufoy has been working on the script for several years and King has been cooperating with the project, though Riggs died in 1995. Also Read: Emma Stone in Negotiations to Star in Musical ‘La La Land’ From. »
- Jeff Sneider
Fellow Oscar winners Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, who team for the sixth time after The Dark Knight Trilogy and Now You See Me and its now-shooting sequel, have already been cast in the film, which is to be directed by Zach Braff (Wish I Was Here, Garden State). Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) has penned the remake, which will see Braff direct someone else’s material for the first time on film. Donald De Line is the films producer, with original film producer Tony Bill also on board.
- Scott J. Davis
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