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After spending the past six years developing and producing hit shows such as Arrow and Blindspot, filmmaker Greg Berlanti is returning to the big screen. The filmmaker is set to direct a new reboot of Little Shop of Horrors, which will be a musical, like the 1986 classic directed by Frank Oz. The story first originated on the big screen with Roger Corman's 1960 cult classic, before it was re-imagined as an off-Broadway musical by Howard Ashman, who wrote the screenplay adaptation for the 1986 film.
Deadline reports that this will be a "fresh version" of the 1986 musical, which will be written by Matthew Robinson (The History of Lying). The original story followed a young man named Seymour, who works at a flower store. He takes a plant home to raise as his own, only to discover that it feeds on human flesh, forcing Seymour to kill others in order to keep his plant alive. »
Another day, another reboot: NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to The Italian Job, a potential series inspired by the 1969 film of the same name and the 2003 remake, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, our sister site Deadline reports.
The drama project — written/executive produced by Rob Weiss (Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (Bollywood Hero) — is described as “a noisy, sexy thrill ride” about a makeshift family of expert criminals who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get »
Jason Antoon has been cast in a series regular role in the Claws TV show pilot for TNT. The hour-long dramedy is set in a Florida manicure shop -- a front for a female-led organized crime ring. Antoon recurred as nefarious math teacher Mr. Litchfield on No Ordinary Family, which was canceled after one season on ABC. His recent TV series work includes guest spots on Showtime's Dice, and Children's Hospital, which ended this year, after eight seasons on Adult Swim.Antoon will play Dr. Ken Brickman on Claws, a nail-salon-as-mob-front show. Deadline reports his character is, "...a bona fide doctor with a decidedly un-bona fide job, working at an illegal drug clinic." He joins Niecy Nash, Harold Perrineau, Jenn Lyon, and Carrie Preston, »
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Person of Interest alum will guest-star in the freshman drama’s second episode as a CIA operative who was working undercover in Caracas, gathering intel on an international arms dealer, when his organization kidnapped her.
MacGyver (played by Lucas Till) and former CIA agent Jack Dalton (CSI‘s George Eads) are tasked with bringing Acker’s agent home, all as Jack grapples with long-unresolved feelings for his onetime colleague.
12 May 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Greg Berlanti settles into a bank of couches in his office on the Warner Bros. lot, tucked in between brightly colored pillows with hand-stitched logos for two of his shorter-lived television series, No Ordinary Family and Dirty Sexy Money. There are eight more pillows throughout the spacious office, one commemorating each of his film or television projects. His mother has them made for her now-43-year-old son, who welcomed a son of his own via surrogacy in February. "A lot of times, the pillow turns out better than the show," says Berlanti as he surveys
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Penned by Castle vet Will Beall and picking up 15 years after the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke movie, the drama pilot centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to the Lapd’s elite Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), where he is partnered with Frank Rourke, a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (to be played by Big Love‘s Bill Paxton).
Per our sister site Deadline, »
6 items from 2016
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