Chris Hemsworth is set to play the wrestler in a project from The Hangover director Todd Phillips, according The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor, 35, will portray Hogan, 65, during the time his wrestling career was on the rise. According to the outlet, the biopic won’t focus on Hogan’s eventual personal struggles but will be “an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.”
Hogan’s career, which began in the 70s, hit its peak during the 80s where he was often on magazine covers and appeared on talk-shows.
Smith and Lawrence are returning Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett who, along with Miami Pd’s elite Ammo team, attempt to take down Armando Armas, head of a drug cartel.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing the pic from a script by Joe Carnahan, Peter Craig, and Chris Bremmer.
Previoulsy announced cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Latin music superstar Nicky Jam, and DJ Khaled.
The pic, which is currently filming, is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad, and Smith. Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, and James Lassiter are executive producers. Bad Boys for Life is slated to
“The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”
In the television categories, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the contemporary award, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Westworld” won for period and sci-fi/fantasy, respectively. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the reality-competition prize.
“The Wife” star Glenn Close received the organization’s Spotlight Award, while Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Collaborator Award. “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter received lifetime achievement recognition.
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Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Mary E. Vogt
“Batshit Valley” serves as the two-part season premiere for IFC’s fiercely authentic parody of iconic non-fiction narratives, and also is the beginning for a show that must reinvent itself. Co-creator and star Bill Hader was unavailable as an actor in Season 3 due to his commitment to HBO’s “Barry,” and the show used this as an opportunity to bring in a brand-new assortment of talent.
“There are so many stories to tell about documentaries that are wonderful, and frankly, we can’t cast Bill and Fred in all of them,
David Goodman, WGA West president, disclosed the plan for the vote in a message distributed to guild members on Wednesday. The WGA and Ata held a long face-to-face session on Tuesday and reportedly made progress on smaller issues. But the big hurdles remain the WGA’s desire to eliminate the practice of agencies taking packaging fees for helping to assemble series. The WGA also wants to curb the expansion of companies affiliated with talent agencies into the content production and distribution arena.
The film was the sleeper hit of Chinese New Year — it opened in fourth position on Feb. 5 — but climbed to the top spot and has not yet relinquished its stratospheric position. After 14 days in theaters, the epic has raked in some RMB4.07 billion ($603 million) and likely has weeks of its theatrical run left to go.
Adapted from a 2000 novella of the same name by the godfather of Chinese sci-fi, Liu CIxin, the film tells the story of people working together to save the planet from our aged, imploding sun by moving it to another solar system with giant thrusters.
Netflix operates nearly planet-wide, but not in China. Local regulations mean it is barred. That has not stopped the platform licensing some of its content into the Middle Kingdom,
Alec Baldwin has spoken of his fear that Donald Trump is stirring up some supporters to exact “retribution” against him for his satirical performance of the president on Saturday Night Live, saying the president “signals people” to become angry and bitter “and then the actions flow from there”.
The actor also offered a joking reply to Donald Trump Jnr who tweeted that Baldwin’s claims he was afraid for his safety were “bullshit”, saying the president’s son would have “a lot of time to watch SNL” in prison.
Gerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B. Jordan’s thriller “The Silver Bear” from Lionsgate, Nickel City Pictures and Jordan’s Outlier Society.
McMurray was a producer on Jordan’s 2013 breakout drama “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan became attached to the “The Silver Bear” in October.
“The Silver Bear” is based on the book series by Derek Haas, the screenwriter for “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” The novel centers on an assassin named Columbus — called the Silver Bear by some — who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations.
Film Roman Productions, best known for producing “The Simpsons,” is starting production of its first non-animated feature film,
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Charles D King’s MacRo media operation, best known as producer and co-financier of Mudbound, has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros Pictures.
The deal gives Warner a first look on all projects MacRo intends to develop or package as features. The studio will also have the option to co-finance feature projects with King’s company and handle global distribution.
Launched in 2015 to develop, produce and finance film, television and digital content driven by people of colour, MacRo is currently working on productions including writer-director Alan Yang’s Tigertail,
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Thomas Bezucha (“The Family Stone”) is set to direct his own screenplay, based on Larry Watson’s novel of the same name. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of the Mazur Kaplan Company will produce alongside Bezucha. Costner will executive produce with Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, and Rod Lake.
Production is expected to start in the spring.
Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. Josh McLaughlin, Focus Features president of production, will oversee the movie.
Costner will play a retired sheriff and Lane will portray his wife. After the loss of their son, the couple leaves their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of
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Netflix has obtained the exclusive life rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea Aka Hulk Hogan. Todd Phillips, whose credits include “War Dogs” and “The Hangover” trilogy, is attached to direct from a script by the writing team of Scott Silver and John Pollono.
Producers are Michael Sugar through his Sugar23’s first-look Netflix deal along with Joint Efforts’ Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Eric Bischoff, and Hemsworth. Hogan will executive produce along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta. Co-producers are Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman.
The project is expected to deal with the formative years of Hogan’s ascent into fame, starting with the Florida wrestling circuit in the late 1970s and becoming the face of the World Wrestling Federation during the 1980s. The term “Hulkamania
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Update: Multiple outlets, including the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, are now reporting that Smollett has been charged with making a false police report. IndieWire is still awaiting comment from Smollett’s representatives.
Jussie Smollett has officially been named a suspect in a criminal investigation by Chicago police for filing a false police report. Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi announced the news on Twitter, adding that “detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury.” Filing a false police
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