7 items from 2017
It was news that concerned fans of the faltering Dceu when it was confirmed that Ben Affleck will no longer direct The Batman, which is still supposed to be released next year. This bad news about The Batman follows rumours that Justice League is a mess, as is Wonder Woman, and The Flash is getting a page-one re-write following the departure of its second director.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »
- Luke Owen
ABC’s untitled City Mayor comedy pilot, from Jeremy Bronson (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs, has set Search Party‘s Brandon Micheal Hall to play the lead. The casting was done in conjunction with the formal pilot green light for the single-camera comedy yesterday as the project had a cast-contingent pilot production commitment, contingent on casting the lead role. Written by Bronson, the City Mayor pilot centers on Courtney Rose (Hall), a… »
ABC has given pilot orders to two of its highest-profile comedy projects, Start Up, toplined and directed by Scrubs star Zach Braff, which had a put pilot commitment, and an untitled half-hour about a hip-hop artist-turned-mayor from writer Jeremy Bronson (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs, which had a cast-contingent pilot production commitment. The single-camera Start Up, which reunites Braff with Scrubs co-executive producer Matt Tarses,… »
The Love Witch has set her sights on the UK. The Final Girls have teamed up with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to bring Anna Biller's latest film to select UK theaters. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Kumail Nanjiani's curates a Shudder collection, the music video for Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew," details on The Quacky Slasher, and The Sunken Convent festival screening.
The Love Witch UK Theatrical Release Details: Press Release: "Feminist film collective The Final Girls partner with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to present a UK-wide preview tour of Anna Biller’s highly anticipated new feature, The Love Witch.
Launching at The Prince Charles Cinema, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017, The Final Girls will host a series of events, Q&A’s and discussions across the UK at venues including Glasgow Film Theatre and Bristol Watershed.
The tour will conclude on Tuesday 14th March with a »
- Tamika Jones
The 2017 Golden Globe Awards broke new ground tonight, featuring the trophy show’s first ever cold open. Here are some fun facts: The cold open video was written and directed by Dan Opsal, an Emmy and WGA-nominated writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Opsal was also a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Kit Harington’s cameo was directed by Opsal via Skype. Harington was in England. La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore was the choreographer. Moore has… »
After coming under fire for ruffling Donald Trump’s hair instead of his feathers during a now-infamous episode of “The Tonight Show,” the comedian targeted the president-elect in his Golden Globes monologue.
Following a colorful, star-studded musical number mirroring the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone film “La La Land,” the host of the 74th Golden Globe Awards made several jokes referencing Trump. Right off the bat, he reminded America that, though Trump won the electoral college, he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.
“This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”
He then took another swing at Trump, this time bringing up “Game of Thrones” and Trump’s impending inauguration: “A lot of people wonder what it would be like if King Joffrey had lived. Well, in 12 days, we’re going to find out.”
Fallon also mocked Trump’s apparent struggle to line up A-list »
- Alex Stedman
When the news broke in August that he would be hosting, Fallon tweeted, “And I’m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported.” See, he’s already ready with the jokes!
Fallon previously hosted the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys in 2010 and the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2005, in addition to hosting his own show, Nbd.
- Maria Yagoda
7 items from 2017
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