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Åkerman's acting career began in Canadian TV, followed by "The Utopian Society" (2003) and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004).
...receiving a nomination for a 'Saturn Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress'.
Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom "Suburgatory" and currently plays the lead »
- Michael Stevens
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, has joined the cast of “Rock of Ages” on Broadway, the actress announced on — where else? — her Facebook page. “Friends, it’s official! I’m joining the cast of Rock of Ages on Broadway from March 14-28!!! #LifeDreamComeTrue #Iwannarock #rockofagesmusical Rockofagesmusical.com,” wrote Zuckerberg, who posted a photo of herself celebrating beneath the theater marquee. Also read: Alec Baldwin Calls ‘Rock of Ages’ a ‘Horrible Movie’ Zuckerberg will play Regina in the jukebox musical, which continues to sell out performances at the Helen Hayes Theater. Randi Zuckerberg is a former Facebook executive »
- Jeff Sneider
It may be Oscar weekend, but two hot scripts are in play Friday even as execs are polishing their shoes or finding ways to protect their finely coifed hair. Missing Time by David O’Leary hit a select amount of buyers with Offspring, the production shingle run by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot attached to produce. Photos: Ho Ho Hollywood! Tinseltown's 22 Best Christmas-Themed Movies The company is best known for the successful Step Up movie series and for Rock of Ages. But Missing Time is in a different wheelhouse: the plot is being kept secret but it’s been
- Borys Kit
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have picked 'Final Girls', a long forgotten horror-comedy project that's been sitting about kicking its heels for nigh on 3 years. Now as the project moves into pre-production a couple of hotties have been given the task of filling two of the main roles. They are namely Malin Akerman -below ('Watchmen', 'Rock of Ages') and Taissa Farmiga ('American Horror Story'). The premise of the movie will find a teenage girl and her friends getting sucked into the '80s slasher film that her mother starred in. Director Todd Strauss-Schulson ('A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas') is set to helm for the production that will kick off in Louisiana this April. He'll be directing from a script by writing duo Mark Fortin and Josh Miller. »
Alec Baldwin, fresh off of a year of damaging media coverage, no longer wishes to carry on with his “public life” and seeks a return to having his main focus be the craft of acting.
Alec Baldwin Ends 'Public Life'
Baldwin, 55, had a tumultuous 2013 – save for the birth of his daughter Carmen Baldwin with wife Hilaria Baldwin. He recounts the baser highlights, including his spat with Shia LeBeouf, his multiple encounters with paparazzi and his short-lived stint on MSNBC in an essay penned for New York Magazine. All of the above and more have convinced the former 30 Rock star to live a quieter, more private life.
"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin wrote. "This is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."
Baldwin On Claims Of Homophobia
Some of the harshest »
Prompted by who-knows-what reasoning, Alec Baldwin recently decided to bid farewell once more to the public spotlight via a long and meandering essay. Published in the February 24, 2014 print edition of New York Magazine and then online at Vulture yesterday evening, the missive seems to have no catalyst. Instead Baldwin is simply 'fed up' with how the media machine works in the 21st century. So now he's going to take his ball and home..this time for super serious you guys. You can read his rant in its entirety over here but I've saved you the trouble by pulling out the choicest bits. Can you live-blog a written article? Well if you couldn't before today, you can now. Here we go! 'Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life' Off to a great start. This title sets the tone for the essay. And that tone is a letter scrawled in a notebook, »
- Donna Dickens
Alec Baldwin is done with American media, saying "good-bye" to public life in a New York Magazine cover story that came out on Sunday. Although 2013 had its exciting moments for Alec, including the arrival of a baby girl with his wife, Hilaria, it also brought some negative buzz for the actor. He made headlines after allegedly calling a paparazzo a "toxic little queen," he got caught up in a public feud with Shia Labeouf, and critical press swirled after his MSNBC show was canceled. Addressing all those issues and more, Alec has, rather ironically, taken to the media to talk about why he's done with the media. With digs at Shia, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, and more, check out these 13 must-read quotes from Alec's essay to learn his position and what he plans to do next. On allegations that he's homophobic: "Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The story centers on two girls who unexpectedly arrive at the home of a married man to seduce him, which causes his perfect life to unravel. No cast members are attached at this time, but production is already scheduled to begin this April on a budget of less than $10 million.
The original screenplay was co-written by Eli Roth, Nicolás López and Guillermo Amoedo, with the director also producing alongside Colleen Camp, a veteran actress who can currently be seen in the Oscar-nominated drama American Hustle.
Eli Roth's The Green Inferno is currently slated for theatrical release on September 5, after making the rounds on the festival circuit last year. The thriller was his first directorial project since 2007's Hostel: Part II. »
Brooks Laich has only good things to say about new girlfriend Julianne Hough. In an interview with Washington, D.C., radio station 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Washington Capitals NHL player opened up about his romance with the Rock of Ages actress, whom he met through mutual friend Teddy Sears. Sears, an actor who worked with Hough on the upcoming movie Curve, introduced the two in December -- but he'd been trying to set them up for a while before that. "On set, apparently, he [...] »
She didn't quite reach her goal! In the March issue of Self, Julianne Hough revealed that she wanted to be single for a year after splitting from Ryan Seacrest back in March 2013. Multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, Feb. 17, however, that the 25-year-old Rock of Ages actress is currently dating hockey player Brooks Laich. "I'm a relationship girl, and I feel so grateful for the ones I've been in," Hough told Self. "They've been excellent -- I've been hurt but never angry -- [...] »
Julianne Hough has a new beau to go with her new 'do! The Rock of Ages actress, 25 -- who debuted a new pixie cut earlier this month -- is dating hocker player Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. The couple stepped out together on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., where they were spotted holding hands and sharing a kiss, an onlooker tells Us. They also took a hike with her two dogs on Sunday, Feb. 16, in [...] »
Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the cast of Justin Kurzel's new "Macbeth" film adaptation for See-Saw Films. Iain Canning, Laura Hastings-Smith and Emile Sherman will produce.
Lila and Eve
Ameen plays the older son of Lila (Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother whose youngest son was killed in a drive-by shooting. She sets out on a killing spree with a woman (Lopez) who lost her daughter to avenge them by taking out the city's drug dealers. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Writer-director Chris D’Arienzo’s drama introduced to market.
D’Arienzo wrote the script and will direct Nick Nolte and Glenn Close in the music-based drama in which an ageing rock star (Nolte) succumbs to dementia while his wife (Close) is left to pick up the pieces of his hard-lived rock n’ roll life.
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A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a "Rock of Ages" writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster "Frozen" attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan Loeb will now write "Bob the Musical," which focuses on a man who, after a sudden blow to the head, can hear the inner songs in other people's hearts. Much to his chagrin, his entire life becomes a musical.
"Bob" has been in the works for a decade, and has seen several high-profile filmmakers (including Adam Shankman and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller) come and go. But "Bob" has no doubt benefited from the recent success of "Frozen," since its songsmiths, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez »
- Katie Roberts
Right now, Disney's Frozen is proving to be a box office giant with a lot of staying power, and the composers have just lined up another musical at the House of Mouse. THR has word that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo behind the stellar original music from the aforementioned winter hit, are teaming with Rock of Ages writer Allan Loeb for the gestating Bob the Musical. Last we heard, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller were boarding the project, but they've moved on. We wish they were still involved, but with this all-new creative team, we're still excited. For those who don't remember, the story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts. With this newfound attribute, his life is instantly turned into a real-life musical and »
- Ethan Anderton
Once upon a time, in a land called 2004, Disney set out to create a musical comedy simply titled Bob the Musical. The film would follow Bob, an average Joe who suffered a blow to the head and started hearing constant music and singing everywhere he went. As that would sound like utter hell to you or me, so it would too for our poor, dear Bob, who is now forced to hear the “inner songs of everyone’s heart” at all times; Bob’s life is now a musical. The ambitious project became a work of passion for the studio, with multiple writers, composers and directors all hoping on to the film and detaching themselves from Bob at some point or another over the last 10 years when development never seemed to push further that pre-production — including Adam Shankman and the 21 Jump Street duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But despite this decade-long struggle to see one man »
- Samantha Wilson
Allan Loeb, the screenwriter behind The Dilemma, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and the film adaptation of Rock Of Ages, has signed on to write the screenplay for Disney's planned Bob: The Musical.The film's been in development of one sort or another since 2004, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller most recently attached to direct and Adam Shankman aboard prior to that. With songs by the so-hot-right-now Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Winnie The Pooh and more recently the box-office blockbuster Frozen, it seems to have stepped up a gear in the wake of that film's success.The story follows a mild-mannered regular Joe who, after being hit on the head, starts to hear the "inner song of everyone's heart" as his life is turned into a musical - much to his dismay.There's no director currently attached, but Disney will be hoping that Loeb's script »
The story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone's heart. His reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The story follows an ordinary man named Bob, who suffers a blow to the head that causes him to hear the inner songs of everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although he is not pleased with this new gift.
We first reported on the project in July 2004, when Mark Waters was attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder. The project was stalled until December 2010, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct. Matthew Fogel signed on to rewrite the script in December 2011, but that was the last we heard about the musical, until now.
Screenwriter Allan Loeb ( Rock of Ages , Just Go With It ) is the latest name to board Walt Disney Pictures' Bob the Musical , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . The high concept project will also feature original songs from the Frozen duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Bob the Musical , most recently planned for Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct, centers on a mild-mannered man who suddenly hears the 'inner song' of people's hearts after being struck on the head. At this time, however, no director is attached. Chris Bender, Beau Flynn, J.C. Spink, Tripp Vinson and Jake Weiner are producing. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
20 items from 2014
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