The comedy stars starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin recently won two Golden Globe Awards, one for best comedy series and the other for Douglas in the best actor in a comedy series category. Arkin was also nominated in the supporting actor category.
Season 2 will consist of eight half-hour episodes and is scheduled to begin production later this month in Los Angeles. Douglas and Arkin will return as series regulars along with Sarah Baker and Nancy Travis.
The show follows actor and acting coach Sandy Kominsky (Douglas) and his agent Norman Newlander (Arkin), two friends trying to navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.
Chuck Lorre created the series and serves as executive producer along with Al Higgins and Douglas. Chuck Lorre Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The film starring Nicholas Hoult as the fantasy author will open on May 10, 2019.
Directed by Dome Karukoski, “Tolkien” explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “Fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novel.
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The full cast has also been revealed, including Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi.
David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford wrote the screenplay. Peter Chernin is producing on
The show, which was ordered straight-to-series in October, centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.
The cast includes:
—Amanda Collin will play Mother, an android with a secret past who has been programmed to raise a brood of human children on a faraway planet. In addition to teaching her children to survive,
Hart is in final negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s and Hasbro’s movie based on the board game “Monopoly,” and Tim Story, Hart’s longtime collaborator on “Ride Along” and other stand-up specials, is in final negotiations to direct, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Hart will also produce through his HartBeat Productions label. HartBeat’s John Cheng will also produce and HartBeat’s Carli Haney will oversee with John Cheng. Story will produce as well through his The Story Company banner. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, President of The Story Company, will also produce.
The logline is under wraps, but the film is inspired by Hasbro’s popular board game franchise. Hasbro
Co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, “Interrogation” is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files. The first nine episodes of the series will be available to watch in any order, with the conclusive season finale to be released at a later date.
It’s Rush Week, and freshmen David (screenwriter Zachary Weiner), Ethan (Philip Andre Botello), and Justin (Zachary Byrd) are hot to pledge up and party down. Well, really it’s just one of them who’s dead set on both activities: Black, bespectacled nerd Ethan and plus-sized nerd Justin understand they are probably not at the top of any fraternity’s wish list. They’d be happy to get drunk in peaceful social isolation,
The movie will hold its world premiere at the fest, which opens on Jan. 24 in Park City, Utah. The distributor is planning a May 17 release.
“The Tomorrow Man” is written and directed by Noble Jones and produced by Luke Rivett, Nicolaas Bertelsen, James Schamus, and Tony Lipp. It also stars Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, and Eve Harlow.
Lithgow will portray a man in a small town who dedicates his life to preparing for a disaster that may never come, while Danner’s character spends her time shopping for things she may never use.
“Noble Jones has created a uniquely charming love story between master actors John Lithgow and Blythe Danner,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said. “I’m
But don’t count on it.
This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with skeletons unearthed and outrage nurtured and mud flung at a hefty cross-section of the films that could be in the running for the top prizes on Feb. 24. But now it’s time to narrow the field and identify the front runners and the also-rans.
On Tuesday morning, things will get real in a wild and weird season.
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So far, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and the guild nominations haven’t really told us much about what seems to be a wide-open race. Going into Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations, there’s a lot at stake for “A Star Is Born” and “Roma,
TheWrap’s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project under consideration by ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so.
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Writer(s): Jon Pollack, Abraham Higginbotham
Director: Kat Coiro
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
Logline: Two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. (Single camera)
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Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Kimmel plans to take stock of the mid-point of what his press release calls a “‘bigly’ successful first term.” The special will be produced as a throwback parody of the Bob Hope variety shows of the 1970s and 1980s.
Guests scheduled to appear include Will Arnett, Paul Scheer,
Based on the internationally bestselling book series, “Lincoln” follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman,
On their website, the Who said vaccine hesitancy “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” It said vaccines already prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year, a number that could go up by an additional 1.5 million if global access to vaccinations was improved.
The Who highlighted the dangers anti-vaxxers pose, noting the 30 percent increase in measles cases worldwide. While the Who said that not
“Both parties have agreed to part ways amicably and Mr. Brafman has agreed to cooperate fully with new counsel for Mr. Weinstein so as to ensure an orderly transition,” Weinstein and Brafman said in the joint statement. “Mr. Weinstein praised Mr. Brafman for his legal work to date and Mr. Brafman reiterated his belief that Mr. Weinstein would be exonerated of the charges that have been filed against him and Brafman personally wished Mr. Weinstein the best of luck as he defends the case and the accusations that Mr. Weinstein has vehemently denied.”
Weinstein added that he will announce his new legal team by early next week.
The inspection, which took place Wednesday, was prompted by allegations that the warehouse was illegally housing a recording studio and a residence, despite being zoned for industrial use only. A spokesperson for the Department of Buildings, Gregg Cunningham, told Rolling Stone that inspectors found a number of code violations at the warehouse, though he declined to say what proof
The Westfield Century City mall location is Dreamscape’s first attempt at a theatrical-like virtual reality experience, and the company plans to expand in the first half of 2019. Its lobby — Dreamscape calls it a “boarding zone” — occupies a space with no special advertising beyond social media and word of mouth.
Dreamscape hopes the buzz will only grow as investors like Steven Spielberg and other filmmakers get more involved in creating new departures.
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“We’re not a technology company. A lot of Vr companies are technologists or gamers first, but we’re literally storytellers first,” Dreamscape Immersive CEO Bruce Vaughn told TheWrap.
“Steven Spielberg is actually
Van Etten started out playing hushed, disgruntled folk rock, so she often gets tagged as an “indie” artist.
John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in the romantic film, which will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30 and will subsequently be released on May 19.
The film follows Ed (Lithgow), who spends his life preparing for a disaster that might never come, while Ronnie (Danner) shops for things she might not need. The two try to find love while trying not to get lost.
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Jones wrote and directed, while Luke Rivett, Nicolaas Bertelsen, James Schamus and Tony Lipp produced. Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher and Eve Harlow also star.
“Noble Jones has created a uniquely charming love story between master actors John Lithgow and Blythe Danner,” Bleecker Street’s CEO Andrew Karpen said in a statement.
The group’s five members Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett and Travis Book reunited with producer Billy Hume (who oversaw 2017’s Laws of Gravity) to record Rise Sun and helped compose all 13 songs. “Rise Sun,” the album’s first offering and opening track, is driven along by an insistent hand-clapping rhythm and Pandolfi’s skillful banjo picking.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner of the CW teen dramedy, revealed on Twitter on Thursday that the “Riverdale” kids will be taking on “Heathers: The Musical” in the show’s next musical episode.
Airing Wednesday, March 20, the episode will, confusingly, see Josie (Ashleigh Murray) take on the lead role of Veronica Sawyer, with Veronica (Camila Mendes) playing Heather McNamara. Betty (Lili Reinhart) will step into Shannen Doherty’s shoes as head mean girl Heather Duke, and bad boy Sweet Pea (Jordan Connor) will play J.D. Once again, Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) will direct. See the rest of the cast list below.
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“Riverdale’s” take on the show follows last season’s episode dedicated to the
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