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It's been 7 months since Smash's swan song aired on NBC and somehow, in the fat lady's aftermath, all the things I hated about the series (ludicrous plot twists, inexplicable character motivations, "dramaturgs") have faded away and I've come to find an enduring appreciation for the show's seriously splendid songs.
While Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical at the center of the series, scored a proper CD release, Hit List, the season two musical that served as stiff Tony competition, never received the same treatment despite boasting infectious tunes that could absolutely hold their own on The Great White Way.
Now, 54 Below, in cooperation with Smash Ep Josh Safran, is giving Hit List the proper stage it deserves with four sold-out performances, starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez. I caught up with Jeremy Jordan this weekend to talk about the excitement -- and vindication -- that comes from stepping back into Jimmy's shoes, to find out »
A day ago, word was that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man will no longer be filming at Pinewood Studios in London, even though Marvel has shot their other films, which include Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, and they just wrapped up the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanks to tax breaks, the UK has become the international go to place for major Hollywood productions in recent months.
Wright told ScreenDaily the following about the production:
“Ironically, Ant-Man was meant to shoot in London but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down.”
Saying that left it unclear where production on the film might be going. All that was known is that there is no room for Ant-Man at Pinewood Studios UK thanks to Star Wars: Episode VII and the next James Bond film…no problem.
According to my close Marvel source Ant-Man will »
- Kellvin Chavez
Dolly Parton is a woman of many talents, but who knew the ability to rap was among them?
The country legend kicks things off by proving how "hood" she is, before she turns her attention to her infamous bosom and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus. While pointing to her chest, Parton raps, "I'm tweaking, I'm working, I'm twerking. Hey Miley, I got your wrecking balls right here." It must be seen to be believed.
Check out the preview of Parton's rapping above and be sure to turn in for the full performance on "The Queen Latifah Show" on Monday, Oct. 21.
What do you think of Parton's attempt at rap? »
It's not the Mahalia Jackson film that Euzhan Palcy was all set to direct, with Fantasia Barrino starring - a project that I'd say is likely dead, after Jackson's family reportedly had second thoughts about Fantasia playing the part. This Mahalia Jackson project comes from screenwriter/director and college professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Vaun Monroe and Chicago filmmaker Ruth L Ratny, for Joyful Noise, LLC.Further details based on the information I received, in brief...It'll be based on Mahalia’s seminal biography, Just Mahalia, Baby, which is the source for most of the information publicly available about the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Chiller's upcoming original movie Animal has picked out its ensemble cast according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Drew Barrymore produced film will star Keke Palmer (Joyful Noise) and co-star Eve Nolasco (Barbershop), Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break"), Parker Young (Enlisted), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious), Paul Iacono ("The Hard Times of R.J. Berger"), Thorsten Kaye ("Smash") and Jeremy Sumpter ("Friday Night Lights"). Head inside for even more details on the film.
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While Drew Barrymore - actor, producer, director - has hardly been ubiquitous on our screens of late, she has been busy behind them, where she's been putting her own projects together. One of those, Animal, has moved a step closer to lift-off. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that an ensemble cast has signed on for the slasher horror.Joyful Noise's Keke Palmer has scored the headline role as one of a tightly-knit group of friends who are left isolated in alien terrain and terrorised by a maniac as they're picked off one by one. Another remote cabin in a darkened wood; another escalating bodycount. Seriously, how many times do movie characters need to be told? Cabins and woods don't mix. Joining Palmer in said woods are rapper-stroke-actress Eve, Prison Break's Amaury Nolasco, Friday Night Lights' Jeremy Sumpter, Chasing Amy's Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Young, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono and Thorsten Kaye. »
Horror cable network Chiller has set the ensemble cast for the Drew Barrymore-produced movie, Animal. Produced by Flower Films, Keke Palmer (Joyful Noise) will topline the original feature, currently in production in Manchester, Conn., The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Animal follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a blood-thirsty predator. Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group puts their differences aside and fights for survival. Eve (Barbershop), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Parker Young (Enlisted), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing
- Philiana Ng
Anna Kendrick showed us she can sing beautifully in Pitch Perfect. Now, the Twilight actress will show off her voice again in The Last Five Years. The movie will be adapted from a stage musical about the marriage between a struggling actress and an author whose career is taking off. The husband will be played by Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise, "Smash"). Richard Lagravanese (Beautiful Creatures) is writing, directing and producing. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Lucky Monkey Pictures and Sh-k-Boom Records announced today Academy Award-and Tony Award nominated actress Anna Kendrick and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated Jeremy Jordan (“Smash,” “Joyful Noise”) will star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed musical The Last 5 Years to be written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Lagravenese.
Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, Richard Lagravenese and Janet Brenner will produce. Steve Norman will Co Produce. Steven Meizler, who has worked extensively with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh, is the Director of Photography. The film begins shooting this week in New York City. CAA will handle domestic sales, with Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick handling international sales for The Exchange.
- Michelle McCue
Lucky Monkey Pictures and Sh-k-Boom Records announced today Academy Award-and Tony Award nominated actress Anna Kendrick and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated Jeremy Jordan (Smash, Joyful Noise) will star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical The Last 5 Years to be written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Lagravenese. Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, Richard Lagravenese and Janet Brenner will produce. Steve Norman will Co Produce. Steven Meizler, who has worked extensively with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh, is the Director of Photography. The film begins shooting this week in New York City. CAA will handle domestic sales, with Brian O'Shea and Nat McCormick handling international sales for The Exchange.
If you’re in Ireland or the UK and you’ve read the above headline, then you can be forgiven for thinking Anna Kendrick has been signing on the dole for the last 5 years. Far from it. She’s teaming up with Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise) for a movie musical based on Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years”. Richard Lagravenese will write and direct. “The Last 5 Years” is a musical love story for a new generation. Told through emotionally powerful and comic songs from their individual perspectives, “The Last 5 Years” is a deconstruction of the love affair and marriage of Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, The story chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up…or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The film begins shooting this week in New York City »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Lucky Monkey Pictures and Sh-k-Boom Records announced today Academy Award and Tony Award nominated actress Anna Kendrick and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated Jeremy Jordan (.Smash,. Joyful Noise ) will star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical The Last 5 Years to be written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Lagravenese. Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, Richard Lagravenese and Janet Brenner will produce. Steve Norman will co-produce. Steven Meizler, who has worked extensively with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh, is the director of photography. The film begins shooting this week in New York City. CAA will handle domestic sales, with Brian O'Shea and Nat McCormick handling international sales for The Exchange. The »
Sebadoh will release its first new LP in 14 years this September. Defend Yourself comes out Sept. 17 on Joyful Noise Recordings and, according to the band, it “marks a return to the self-recorded Diy ethos of early Sebadoh albums” like Sebadoh III and Bakesale. For those who that think that sounds promising, the band also just released a new Ep, the Secret Ep, which earned its name from the secret recording sessions the band held during its production. The five tracks on the Secret Ep have been floating around Sebadoh’s Bandcamp page for a little while now, but »
The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid frontman David Yow is releasing his first solo record. Tonight You Look Like A Spider is out this June on Joyful Noise Recordings, Mike Patton's label, and, according to a blog post written by Yow, it involves a saxophone, kitchen utensils, and fat cats, and is, in his estimation, “real good, if you like that kind of shit.” Interested parties can judge for themselves by checking out the first single, “Thee Itch.” Joyful Noise is putting the record out in three different versions, two of which are pretty awesome: One will come out »
Tom Cruise is about to rock Sky Movies as glam-rocker, Stacey Jaxx. Cruise leads the line-up as a legend in his own leather trousers in the musical spectacular Rock Of Ages, based on the smash stage show. On the same play bill, we've got Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton vying for lead vocals in the choir-wars comedy Joyful Noise while on a quieter but quirkier note, Wes 'Royal Tenenbaums' Anderson makes his return with a typically wacky tale of young runaways, Moonrise Kingdom. »
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $22.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The story is the same: Six Southern women who congregate at Truvy’s Beauty Spot support each other as they face life’s difficulties, including the unwise pregnancy of diabetic Shelby (Condola Rashad, TV’s Smash).
In this version, the 1989 version’s Julia Roberts is swapped with Rashad, Sally Field is swapped with Latifah, Dolly Parton (Joyful Noise) with Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married Too?), Shirley MacLaine (Bernie) with Alfre Woodard (TV’s True Blood), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill) with Adepero Oduye (Pariah) and Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) with Phylicia Rashad (TV’s Do No Harm).
Even though a two-hour biopic about Marvin Gaye.s life probably wouldn.t hold a soul-and-cocaine-fueled candle to the roller coaster that was Gaye.s private life, it.s still a highly anticipated project that has been through all sorts of developmental hell. But like the man says, let.s get together and get our hopes up once again. Deadline is reporting through the grapevine that Jesse L. Martin will suavely step into the role of Gaye in Sexual Healing, to be directed by Julien Temple, well-known for a career full of documentaries. Martin is best known for his work as Det. Ed Green on Law & Order, though he.s recently appeared in Todd Graff.s musical Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, as well as the Chris Evans-led drama Puncture. He.d actually been attached to the project back in 2008, when James Gandolfini was producing. Sadly »
In October, rising star and talented actress-singer Anna Kendrick signed on to play the female lead in a film adaptation of the successful time-warp romantic musical “The Last 5 Years.” Now, Broadway golden boy Jeremy Jordan has been cast as her love interest, a choice that is sure to get the theater kids jazzed up. Jordan was Tony Award-nominated for his lead performance as Jack Kelly in “Newsies” last year, has also starred in the film musical “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and can currently can be seen in season 2 of "Smash." “The Last 5 Years” is the story of a couple meeting, marrying and eventually divorcing over a five-year period, told using a unique timeline device. While Jordan’s character experiences the relationship in chronological order, the story of Kendrick’s character arcs backwards from the end of their marriage to the day that they met, »
- Tess Hofmann
• It’s a Transformers reunion: Megan Fox is joining Michael Bay’s Tmnt reboot. Bay, who is producing the movie, announced the news on his blog with the simple, one-sentence post, “Tmnt: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” EW has confirmed that Fox will play April O’Neil, the Turtles’ human friend, and that the movie is set to start shooting this spring. Fox has spoken publicly about her on-set friction with Bay – she once said the blockbuster mastermind is “like Hitler on his sets” – but now, lucky for Michelangelo and co. (or not so lucky, depending »
- Emily Rome
We’ve got a few casting stories to share this evening. Briefly: As production gears up to begin next month, James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2 as a rival anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy. Michael Biehn has been tapped to topline the Canadian Mma horror thriller Severed Connection. Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise) is set to star opposite Anna Kendrick in writer/director Richard Lagravenese’s musical The Last Five Years. Hit the jump for more information on the aforementioned casting stories. Per Deadline, James Marsden is the latest castmember to join director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but Marsden will reportedly be playing another anchor who also happens to be Ron Burgundy’s nemesis. I’ve no qualms with this casting as Marsden showed some serious comedic chops on the final two seasons of 30 Rock. »
- Adam Chitwood
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