9 items from 2017
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Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. The Week Of will be directed by veteran Saturday Night Live writer and producer Robert Smigel. The movie covers the week of preparation for a wedding in which Sandler's daughter is marrying Rock's son. Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as producers and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the script. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018. Here's what Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, had to say in his statement.
Stars: Kenny Johnson, Bill Goldberg, Mindy Robinson, Tyler Mane, William Forsythe, Kane Hodder, Krista Grotte, Michelle Lee, Fred Williamson, Olga Safari, Ricky Harris | Written by Thomas J. Churchill, Aj Perez | Directed by Thomas J. Churchill
Apparently “inspired by true events” (or so the opening title card says), Check Point is the latest film from Thomas J. Churchill who – until now – has worked extensively in the horror genre. Here he not only brings his experience to the action movie genre, but also some acting talent too – the film features Jason Vorhees actor Kane Hodder and former Michael Myers, Tyler Mane, too! But that pair are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Check Point‘s cast: just look at the cast list above – it reads like a who’s who of genre talent. Old school performers William Forsythe and Fred Williamson share screen time with the likes of »
- Phil Wheat
The publicity executive comes from MTV where she was for nearly four years. Prior to her post at the Viacom cabler, she was at CBS Television Studios for more than a decade.
At Sony TV, Solari replaces Marianne Romano, who left the company last year.
In her new role, Solari will be responsible for the development and execution of consumer-facing media relations initiatives in support of all series produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. She will manage the studio’s team of in-house publicists based in the Culver City headquarters and in the U.K.
At MTV, Solari oversaw all programming for both scripted and unscripted series. She worked on the series “Faking It,” “Sweet/Vicious,” “The Shannara Chronicles,” “Mary & Jane,” “Loosely Exactly Nicole” and “Teen Wolf.” At CBS TV Studios, she »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ahead of its VOD and DVD release this March, a trailer has arrived online for the new action thriller Check Point, which sees WWE star Bill Goldberg starring alongside Kenny Johnson (The Shield), William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire), Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn) and the late Ricky Harris (Everybody Hates Chris) in his final screen role.
Check Point follows a local vagrant (Johnson) who discovers a ‘sleeper cell’ home-grown Terrorist plot in a small town where everyone knows each other, or so they thought. With the help of his best friend (Goldberg), he must gather a team of unlikely heroes to rise up to protect their country. In Ricky Harris’ last film role, the late actor played a former U.S. Army veteran who helps foil the plot to attack the U.S. government. The film touches on difficult topics, such as war veterans and Ptsd.
- Gary Collinson
Anna Diop moved from Senegal to the U.S. when she was 6 and perfected English in two months by watching “Three’s Company” with her mother. At 16, she moved to New York to pursue acting and modeling, working on campaigns for companies such as Nike and Verizon. She landed her first role in “Everybody Hates Chris” and currently appears in ABC’s “Quantico” and the Own series “Greenleaf.” Up next: Fox’s “24: Legacy,” premiering Feb. 5, after the Super Bowl.
What drew you to “24: Legacy”?
The character and the pilot. I read the pilot and saw how Nicole was such a strong, brave woman. I also knew Corey Hawkins was attached. I had just seen “Straight Outta Compton” and was thinking, “Who is this?” So the character and the cast and the fact that it’s “24,” a staple in American television — bringing it back is really exciting.
What can you say about your character through the »
- Sarah Ahern
Harris, who died of a heart attack in December at the age of 54, left an indelible impression on everyone he met, actor William Forsythe tells People.
“He had this way about him — such humility,” he says of his costar. “We met on set and he came over and was so respectful. The way he presented himself was impressive. We had an instant bond — it took place right there on camera.”
Forsythe stars as The Sheriff in the upcoming film »
- Alexia Fernandez
VH1’s fictional panel of daytime hosts is getting a taste of the real deal.
Several cast members from The View — Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines — will appear in an episode of Daytime Divas, VH1’s upcoming drama about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a talk show called The Lunch Hour, TVLine has learned exclusively. All four women will play themselves.
“I can’t believe they’re fighting at a funeral!” Shepherd, 49, could be heard saying in the background as she filmed from the outside of the funeral home.
A fight at a funeral https://t.co/EPOHTKoP3Y
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) January 3, 2017
According to Shepherd, someone inside the funeral home went after Snoop Dogg (who was a childhood friend of Harris’s) and Snoop’s bodyguard tackled him.
“It’s so disrespectful. »
- Alexia Fernandez
9 items from 2017
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