The Captain America star will topline Defending Jacob, a limited-run drama ordered straight to series at Apple’s streaming service.
Described as a “character-driven thriller,” Defending Jacob is based on the best-selling 2012 novel by William Landay, which follows lawyer Andy Barber (Evans) in the aftermath of his 14-year-old son, Jacob, being accused of murder. The allegations have a major impact on Andy’s family, and he must reevaluate what he thinks he knows about his child.
Brec Bassinger will star in titular role for the upcoming “Stargirl” series for the DC Universe digital subscription service, it was announced Thursday.
Here’s her official character description: “Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California, to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.”
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“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,
Paramount Pictures has tapped Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series, Variety has learned.
Sources tell Variety that Paramount is developing two pics based on the Clancy books “Rainbow Six” and “Without Remorse,” both novels in which Clark is the main star. “Without Remorse” will be the first film of the two, serving as an origin story for the character.
Akiva Goldsman, who’s heading the new “Transformers” universe, will also be spearheading this endeavor as the film’s main producer with Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Corin Nemec also producing. Paramount is currently meeting with writers and directors for “Without Remorse.”
The news comes after Amazon and Paramount TV recently released a rebooted “Jack Ryan” series on its streaming platform, starring John Krasinski, to positive reviews.
Clark, a.k.a. John Terrence Kelly, is an
CBS announced last year that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.
The Get Out director will explore similar creepy dimensions like the “sunken place” in the forthcoming CBS All Access series, which will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964. Creator Rod Serling also served as original host and narrator — and he had a very distinct and memorable voice. In the clip of the host announcement below, you’ll hear a mix of Serling and Peele’s voices doing the iconic opening intro.
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the studio met numerous helmers after Danny Boyle dropped out over creative differences, this after they sparked to the filmmaker’s concept and hired his Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge to write it. Sources said that it was a big creative swing, and they mutually decided it would be better to go back to the project they planned to make with venerable 007 scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Fukunaga directed the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation for Netflix.
The producers just confirmed Fukunaga’s hire.
Fukunaga, who won acclaim for 2015 war film “Beasts of No Nation,” replaces Danny Boyle, who exited the project last month over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and returning star Daniel Craig.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Broccoli and Wilson said on Twitter. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
Fukunaga won an Emmy in 2014 for helming the entire first season (eight episodes) of “True Detective” and giving the crime series a cinematic look. More recently, he directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s “Maniac,” a new half-hour comedy show starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Coming on board as series regulars are Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), who will be playing a main character in a recasting, as well as Chantel Riley (Wynonna Earp), Isabel Arraiza (The Oath) and Eli Goree (Riverdale). They join Torres and fellow series regulars Simon Kassianides and Morgan Spector. The series is starting production in Los Angeles.
Centered on powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics, the spinoff hails from Ucp and is executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic and Torres also executive produce.
The project was introduced in the Season 7 finale of Suits, which
An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Gbenga Akinnagbe , Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer, Michael Rispoli, and Chris Coy. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Season two picks up five years later, in 1977, during the golden age of porn, with
“Remember the night when we became one?” Jake Snider sings over surging melodies. “Oh, it’s a long time ago.” The wistful sentiment continues as he sings, “Can’t we fall back in love like we did before?”
Along with the release of their new reflective single, Minus the Bear announced a charity auction that will benefit MusiCares,
The Digital Entertainment Group will present its inaugural Vanguard Award to Christopher Nolan, director of the “Dark Knight” trilogy, “Dunkirk,” “Interstellar,” Inception,” “Memento” and “Insomnia.”
The award presentation will take place during a reception at the 4K Ultra HD Summit to be held on Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Deg Vanguard Award is in recognition of Nolan’s place at the forefront of filmmakers using groundbreaking technology to deliver increased scale and resolution, enhanced color, and immersive audio to film audiences both in cinemas and in the home theater environment.
Nolan earned dual Academy Award nominations for best director and best picture for “Dunkirk.
In a statement issued to TheWrap on Thursday, Crown Media Family Networks said that the decision to replace Steines was due to declining ratings.
Crown also said that third party research “indicated that Mr. Steines was perceived negatively.”
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“Crown Media has not seen the complaint, but has read in the media that Mark Steines has filed a lawsuit against Crown Media regarding his separation from ‘Home & Family’ earlier this year. The decision to replace Mark Steines was a measured, strategic and difficult decision for Crown Media to make,
Helmed by “True Detective” alum Cary Fukunaga and written by novelist and “The Leftovers” alum Patrick Somerville, the 10-episode drama debuts on Friday. And it’s a big, ambitious, genre-skipping adventure through the human mind.
“When Cary and I met, we both that the same kind of general sensibility that it’s not worth making something that seems like anything else,” Somerville said in an interview with TheWrap. “There’s so much television, there’s so many new shows coming out, that it feels like a valuable element is to make a show that feels reminiscent only of itself.”
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In a ceremony held on Thursday at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, the band received the award for sophomore album, Visions of a Life, which includes the single “Space & Time.” Their debut LP, My Love is Cool, made the short list of nominees in 2015, but it was bested by Benjamin Clementine’s At Least for Now.
The theatrical air shouldn’t surprise, as this is the first original feature screenplay for well-established Danish playwright Jakob Weis. Sooner or later, “That Time of Year” will probably
The main protagonist here is Tracy Edwards, the Maiden’s English skipper and the driving force behind its fabled run. Her path to sailing was unorthodox: A problem
To be fair, the great German filmmaker tries to bend the encounter to his will, but he’s almost immediately shut down by Gorbachev who is having none of his Herzogian shenanigans and proves consistently resistant (though genially so) to
The streamer’s chief content officer tells Variety that he would love to reboot “Love, American Style,” the Paramount Television anthology series that ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974.
“Someone should do ‘Love, American Style,’ don’t you think?” Sarandos said on the Emmys red carpet. “It’s an anthology. It’s a rom-com. It makes people feel good.”
“Love, American Style
“Brian and I have worked alongside each other for many years. He is a talented executive who understands how this business works and is a leader who will keep us moving forward as we innovate and grow,” said Burnett in a statement.
In his new role, Edwards will oversee all business aspects of MGM’s television and digital productions. In addition, Edwards will join MGM’s corporate development team, reporting in this capacity to MGM COO Chris Brearton. Edwards also will continue to supervise operations for certain MGM joint ventures, including LightWorkers Media and Gato Grande. Edwards joined MGM in 2016 as executive VP, television operations when MGM completed its acquisition of United Artist Media Group.
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