7 items from 2017
James Corden's parents are getting in on the game!
The Late Late Show host sent his mom and dad to the Ncaa Men's Basketball National Championship game in Phoenix, Arizona, where they adorably reported on the big matchup in which the North Carolina Tarheels defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Monday, 71-65.
"The crazy thing is, it's called the Final Four, March Madness, and we're here in April watching two teams play," Corden's dad shared. "We do know that not much happens in the middle, it all happens at the end. So it's just going from end to end to end..."
At that point, Corden asked whether his parents knew what a Tarheel was, to which his father hilariously answered, "We don't but we did think Gonzaga was an Italian type of cheese... Mum asked for »
James Corden balled out with a bunch of mascots in an absurd new basketball-themed parody of Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz's "Get Low" for The Late Late Show's Ncaa championship special. The silly "Get Low" spoof found Corden howling lines like "From the basket…/ To the ball" and "It's my favorite college sport/ But damn I feel so short!"
In the video, Corden teamed up with a giant polar bear to take on a chipmunk and an eagle in a fraught game of two-on-two. Interspersed with some ridiculous dance routines, »
DJ Dillon Francis has landed his own interview series on TBS Digital.
TBS Digital has ordered seven parts for the comedic series, titled “One Deeper Talks,” in which Francis — as his German deep house alter ego known as DJ Hanzel — will sit down with renowned DJs to chat about a variety of topics. Guests include Calvin Harris, Tokimonsta, Kaskade, What So Not, Flosstradamus, Jauz, and Alesso.
The series is now available on social platforms for TBS.
Francis is one of the most successful DJs. Among his music credits is the song “Get Low” for “Furious 7,” plus tracks that have been featured on “Entourage,” “Neighbors” and “Zoolander 2.” He has worked alongside Diplo, Major Lazer, Skrillex and Calvin Harris. He also appeared in the Zac Efron movie “We Are Your Friends.”
Francis is represented by Paradigm and Teamwrk.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Some exciting news coming out of Germany today, where the 67th International Berlin Film Festival is currently underway. Deals are being made left, right and center and now, Deadline has word that Sony Pictures has swooped in to acquire the worldwide rights to Greyhound, Tom Hanks’ new WWII drama which he wrote and is set to star in, with Get Low‘s Aaron Schneider directing.
From what we understand, the plot will revolve around Hanks’ Commander George Krause, “a career officer finally given command of a Navy destroyer; along with the enemy he fights his self-doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs.” Based on C.S. Forester’s The Good Shepherd, FilmNation will provide the financing for the project with the budget coming in at roughly $30 million.
That’s all we’ve got to go on for now, but seeing Hanks return to sea should prove to be a real »
- Mark Cassidy
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.
- Graham Winfrey
10 February 2017 8:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The script for the $40 million feature was written by Hanks based on the C.S. Forester novel The Good Shepherd. The Captain Phillips actor will star, and set himself back to sea in the film: The story centers on the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer Greyhound during World War II.
The film, »
- Rebecca Ford
Exclusive: Taking a high-profile picture off the Berlin marketplace table, Sony Pictures is acquiring worldwide rights to Greyhound, a World War II drama that Tom Hanks scripted and will star in, with Get Low helmer Aaron Schneider directing. Hanks' Playtone partner Gary Goetzman will produce. Hanks, perhaps the season’s most glaring Oscar snub for his title character work in the Clint Eastwood-directed Sully, plays Commander George Krause. That puts him behind the wheel… »
7 items from 2017
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