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Ana De Armas In, Scarlett Johansson Exits Apple’s Chris Evans-Starrer ‘Ghosted’ With Dexter Fletcher Directing, Skydance Producing

Ana De Armas In, Scarlett Johansson Exits Apple’s Chris Evans-Starrer ‘Ghosted’ With Dexter Fletcher Directing, Skydance Producing
Exclusive: A different kind of reteam is in store for Ghosted, the Apple Original Films romantic action adventure film to be helmed by Dexter Fletcher. Ana de Armas will reteam with her Knives Out co-star Chris Evans in the film. Scarlett Johansson, Evans’ oft-collaborator in the Marvel movies, has amicably exited the picture in what sources describe as a scheduling conflict.

Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing, along with Jules Daly. Evans will serve as producer and de Armas as an executive producer. The film’s writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, will also be producers. They developed the project based on an original idea of theirs and preemptively sold it to Skydance.

Apple acquired the high-profile project over the summer. It is described as a high concept romantic action adventure film. The change comes because the intent is to get the picture into production by February,
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Cam Gigandet Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Cam Gigandet Signs With APA (Exclusive)
Cam Gigandet has signed with APA in all areas.

Most recently with ICM Partners, Gigandet starred opposite Michael B. Jordan and Guy Pearce in writer Taylor Sheridan’s Amazon action thriller Without Remorse, based on Tom Clancy’s bestselling novel.

Other major film credits include the original Twilight vampire movie, playing Peter Sarsgaard’s right-hand henchman in Antoine Fuqua’s MGM remake of The Magnificent Seven, and starring in the sports action drama Never Back Down.

Gigandet’s movie appearances include the fantasy action drama Priest, starring opposite Cher and Christina Aguilera in the musical drama Burlesque, The Roommate and appearing opposite Emma Stone in the romantic comedy Easy A.

On the ...
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‘Bad Monkey’: Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith & Meredith Hagner Join Vince Vaughn In Bill Lawrence’s Apple TV+ Series

‘Bad Monkey’: Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith & Meredith Hagner Join Vince Vaughn In Bill Lawrence’s Apple TV+ Series
Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith and Meredith Hagner are set to star alongside Vince Vaughn in Bad Monkey, an Apple TV+ drama written and executive produced by Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence. Additionally, Marcos Siega has been tapped to direct and executive produce the first episode.

Based on Carl Hiaasen’s popular 2013 novel, Bad Monkey tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), a one-time detective demoted to restaurant inspector in Southern Florida. A severed arm found by a tourist out fishing pulls Yancy into the world of greed and corruption that decimates the land and environment in both Florida and the Bahamas. And yes, there’s a monkey.

Monaghan will play Bonnie, a mysterious woman trapped in an abusive, loveless marriage. She complicates Yancy’s life both personally and professionally as a secret from her past resurfaces.
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Colman Domingo Boards Oscar Entry Short ‘Leylak’ As EP

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Colman Domingo Boards Oscar Entry Short ‘Leylak’ As EP
Exclusive: Colman Domingo is executive producing Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos’ short Leylak.

The short, shot during the pandemic, follows an immigrant gravedigger, a frontline worker, who buries his pain in order to shelter his daughter from an unspeakable loss but learns that the only way forward is together.

Also joining The Candyman and Fear the Walking Dead actor as EP is is Oscar nominated filmmaker Doug Roland, whose film Feeling Through was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Leylak made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize, going on to garner top awards at such international film festivals as Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, Leiden International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, and many more.

Domingo said,
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‘The Wheel Of Time’ Makes Strong Debut As Amazon Prime Video Doubles Down On Genre With ‘Mass Effect’ Adaptation & Prepares To Usher In ‘Lotr’

‘The Wheel Of Time’ Makes Strong Debut As Amazon Prime Video Doubles Down On Genre With ‘Mass Effect’ Adaptation & Prepares To Usher In ‘Lotr’
Exclusive: Amazon Prime Video’s series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling The Wheel Of Time fantasy novels has come out of the gate strong.

“We can firmly say that Wheel of Time was the most watched series premiere of the year and one of the Top 5 series launches of all time for Prime Video,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline about the debut, acknowledging that the company — like most streamers — “try to figure out how transparent we are going to be in the future” with ratings.

Prime Video is among the SVOD platforms that do not disclose viewership data but Salke revealed that “there were tens and tens of millions of streams” for The Wheel Of Time in the first three days of its release, with the US, India, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany as the top countries.

In an encouraging sign for The Wheel Of Time‘s longevity,
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Upcoming Michael B. Jordan Movies To Keep On Your Radar

Upcoming Michael B. Jordan Movies To Keep On Your Radar
Despite the challenges of filming and producing films and shows in a pandemic, some actors, like Michael B. Jordan, have managed to stay busy. He starred in "Without Remorse" for Amazon Studios, and even played himself in a "Space Jam: A New Legacy" cameo. He also continued work on several television projects, from "Gen:Lock" and "Raising Dion," to even reprising his role of Killmonger in Marvel's "What If...?" animated series. 

But, what's next for the actor? If you're a fan of Michael B. Jordan's work, we think you're going to be excited for his upcoming slate of projects. 

Denzel Washington will direct Michael B. Jordan for the film...

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New Republic Pictures Inks Development Deal With Providence Film Group; First Project Is William Monahan-Penned ‘The Wild Geese’

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New Republic Pictures Inks Development Deal With Providence Film Group; First Project Is William Monahan-Penned ‘The Wild Geese’
Exclusive: New Republic Pictures, the production and finance outfit behind Sam Mendes’ Oscar-nominated 1917, has signed a development financing deal for movies and TV with Los Angeles-based Providence Film Group.

Providence, a subsidiary of Valiant Eagle and New Republic, will provide development financing for features and TV to New Republic Pictures, which is led by founder Brian Oliver and president Bradley Fischer.

The first joint development project will be a remake of the 1978 war and action classic The Wild Geese. Providence will serve as an EP of the remake. The current draft was penned by Oscar-winning The Departed scribe William Monahan.

Inspired by true events, The Wild Geese follows a group of British mercenaries tasked with rescuing a deposed African president from a corrupt dictator. The original 1978 version starred Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris.

“I have worked with Guy Pham in the past on other projects, he has great
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‘Fleabag’s Brett Gelman Joins Sony’s ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Adaptation

‘Fleabag’s Brett Gelman Joins Sony’s ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Adaptation
Exclusive: Brett Gelman has joined the ensemble cast of Will Speck & Josh Gordon’s Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile for Sony Pictures. Javier Bardem, Constance Wu and Winslow Fegley are also on board. Speck & Gordon will direct, with the script being adapted by Will Davies. The film is based on the bestselling children’s book by Bernard Waber.

First published in 1965, the venerable children’s tale revolves around the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighborhood kids. He’s the happiest crocodile any home ever had…until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don’t like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. It will take all of Lyle’s charm—and courage—to reveal the hero,
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Jon Weinbach Named President of Skydance Sports

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Jon Weinbach Named President of Skydance Sports
Primetime Emmy and PGA award-winning producer Jon Weinbach has been tapped by Skydance Media to lead Skydance Sports, a new division of the company that will develop premium scripted and unscripted sports-related content. Weinbach, writer and director of “The Last Dance” and “Kareem: Minority of One,” will report to Skydance’s President and COO, Jesse Sisgold.

“Jon joins us with a remarkable track record for producing sports stories that capture the hearts of global audiences, and he holds the perfect mix of leadership, experience and deep relationships to help us build Skydance Sports into a premium destination for storytellers and fans alike,” said Sisgold in a statement.

“Jon possesses an unmatched critical and creative sensibility about the world of sports and happens to be someone who cares deeply about the athletes, teams and leagues,” added David Ellison, Skydance CEO and founder. “We have the right team in place to execute
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How to Watch Amazon Prime’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ for Free

How to Watch Amazon Prime’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ for Free
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I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the mystery thriller series about a group of teens haunted by a deadly secret, is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

The first four episodes of the show premiered on Friday. Additional episodes will air weekly leading up to the season finale on November 12.

Written and executive produced by Sara Goodman, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name from which the 1997 film was adapted. The series’ plot centers around a group of teens still haunted by a fatal car crash, one year later. Bound by the dark secret, and stalked by a brutal killer, the teens
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Amazon Prime Video Sets Streaming Date For ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Amazon Prime Video Sets Streaming Date For ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’
Amazon Prime Video will stream Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania on January 14 in 240 countries and territories.

The tech company licensed rights to the fourth installment in the franchise from Sony earlier this year, extending its opportunistic streak as Covid continues to disrupt the film marketplace. Deadline reported discussions with Amazon in August, which were aimed at enabling the film to avoid a head-to-head matchup with another major animated title, Addams Family 2. Both had been scheduled to come out in early October.

Sony, which is unique among major studios for not having its own streaming platform to supply, has made moves during the pandemic like selling Greyhound to Apple and reaching a major overall agreement with Netflix.

The Hotel Transylvania franchise has grossed $1.3 billion. The new outing features voice work by Selena Gomez, Brian Hull, Jim Gaffigan, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key,
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‘The Addams Family 2’: How to Watch the Animated Sequel from Home

‘The Addams Family 2’: How to Watch the Animated Sequel from Home
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Spooky season has officially arrived! If you’re looking for a family-friendly movie to get you in the spirit of Halloween without actually scaring the kids, then you might enjoy “The Addams Family 2.”

The animated sequel to the 2019 film was released in theaters and video on demand on Friday, which means audiences can decide between leaving the house or watching comfortably from home. If the latter option seems more appealing, you can rent “The Addams Family 2” on Amazon Prime Video for $19.99. But you don’t have to watch it immediately. After placing the order, you’ll have 30 days to start streaming “The Addams Family 2,” and 48 hours to finish it once you start.
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Lauren London To Co-Star Opposite Jonah Hill And Eddie Murphy In Kenya Barris’ Untitled Comedy at Netflix, Sam Jay And Molly Gordon also Join

Lauren London To Co-Star Opposite Jonah Hill And Eddie Murphy In Kenya Barris’ Untitled Comedy at Netflix, Sam Jay And Molly Gordon also Join
Exclusive: Lauren London is set to join Jonah Hill in a new untitled Netflix comedy with Kenya Barris directing. Sam Jay and Molly Gordon are also joining the cast. They join a cast that includes Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Barris and Hill co-wrote the script.

The film follows a new couple (Hill and London) and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences.

Barris will produce through Khalabo Ink Society, Hill will produce through his Strong Baby banner and they will be joined by Kevin Misher who will produce through Misher Films. Mychelle Deschamp and Hale Rothstein will exec produce for Khalabo Ink Society along with Matt Dines and Ali Goodwin for Strong Baby; Andy Berman for Misher Films and David Hyman and Charisse Hewitt Webste

Best known for her roles on Entourage and Atl, London has
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Brian Robbins Officially Tapped to Lead Paramount

Brian Robbins Officially Tapped to Lead Paramount
Brian Robbins has officially been named president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, replacing Jim Gianopulos as head of the studio behind the “Mission: Impossible” and “Transformers” franchises, and setting up a new era in the oversight of one of Hollywood’s big movie studios.

Robbins will take the reins while continuing in his current post as head of Nickelodeon and as the chief content officer of kids and family for Paramount Plus, the streaming service launched this year by Paramount’s parent company ViacomCBS. Gianopulos will serve in an advisory role at Paramount through the end of the year. The media conglomerate hopes that Robbins, who boasts digital savvy and a long history in kids programming, will help guide it as it looks ahead to a future dominated by streaming giants.

“Paramount is one of ViacomCBS’s crown jewels, delivering some of the most iconic moments in entertainment for more than a century.
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Jim Gianopulos Exit At Paramount Reflects Fast-Shifting Times, Fast-Rising Fortunes Of Brian Robbins

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Jim Gianopulos Exit At Paramount Reflects Fast-Shifting Times, Fast-Rising Fortunes Of Brian Robbins
In November 2018, Paramount Pictures boss Jim Gianopulos revealed a major new initiative for then-parent Viacom: a multi-picture deal with Netflix. “Our priority is to expand our role as a major global content supplier,” Gianopulos said.

Priorities have changed.

Gianopulos is now headed toward the exits, and a rising star in the ViacomCBS executive ranks, Brian Robbins, is expected to add oversight of the studio to his growing portfolio. No one at the studio has commented publicly as yet, but the move is expected to become official in the coming days. Minted in July as CEO of Nickelodeon with global oversight, Robbins this year also gained more responsibility at Paramount+, the rebrand and expansion of CBS All Access that went live last March. That was the third big promotion for Robbins within ViacomCBS in that many months.

It continues the ongoing post-merger consolidation in the top executive ranks of ViacomCBS under CEO Bob Bakish,
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Jim Gianopulos Leaving Paramount As Chairman & CEO, Brian Robbins Expected To Take Over

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Jim Gianopulos Leaving Paramount As Chairman & CEO, Brian Robbins Expected To Take Over
Jim Gianopulos is leaving Paramount as Chairman and CEO, Deadline has confirmed. A report in the Wall Street Journal said Brian Robbins, the head of ViacomCBS Inc.’s Nickelodeon kids TV empire, will take over Gianopulos’ position as the head of Paramount Pictures. His appointment is imminent. Robbins, who goes from the star of Head of the Class to head of Paramount, is a bright and progressive executive who will likely lead Paramount to greater emphasis on product for its streaming service.

Gianopulos, 69, took the reigns of Paramount in March 2017 after a long run at Fox where he oversaw 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Fox 2000, Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Fox International Productions and Fox Home Entertainment. During his time at Fox, he oversaw the release of James Cameron’s multi-Oscar winning Titanic and Avatar which combined made over $5 billion WW. Gianopulos arrived at Paramount after the 11-year tenure of Brad Grey and Rob Moore,
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Brian Robbins to Become Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures

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Brian Robbins to Become Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon head Brian Robbins is slated to become the next chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, people familiar with the matter have confirmed to Variety.

Robbins, who currently oversees Nickelodeon, has seen his responsibilities expand since re-joining parent company ViacomCBS in 2018. and has established a reputation as one of the industry’s key purveyors of content aimed at teens and younger viewers. He also serves as the chief content officer of kids & family for Paramount Plus, the streaming service launched this year by ViacomCBS.

He will take the reins from Jim Gianopulos, a respected film veteran who took over the studio in 2017 after a long stint at 20th Century Fox. Paramount controls valuable franchises such as “Mission: Impossible” and “Transformers,” but it has often found itself punching up against entertainment giants such as Disney and Warner Bros., which have deeper libraries. ViacomCBS further complicated matters by being slow to launch
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Camila Cabello ‘Cinderella’ Movie On Amazon Prime Pulls In Over 1M Households Per Samba TV

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Camila Cabello ‘Cinderella’ Movie On Amazon Prime Pulls In Over 1M Households Per Samba TV
The former Sony musical Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, which Amazon Prime picked up the global licensing to (sans China), debuted over the four-day Labor Day weekend notching 1.1M U.S. households according to Samba TV. The pic was dropped on Amazon’s streaming service in 240 countries and territories.

Amazon, based on Screen Engine’s analytics, is celebrating Cinderella as the No. 1 most watched VOD movie over the holiday stretch, while exclaiming that “Cinderella delivered the strongest results as the biggest musical of 2021, second only to Disney’s Hamilton in 2020.”

Samba TV’s data, which only measures streaming viewership in 3M Smart TV terrestrial households over a 5 minute frame, supports that claim by Screen Engine and Amazon. After all, how many notable live-action musical movies have there been during the pandemic? Samba TV reported in
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‘Cinderella’ Has Arrived: How to Watch It on Amazon Prime for Just $2

‘Cinderella’ Has Arrived: How to Watch It on Amazon Prime for Just $2
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In the mood for family-friendly movie this Labor Day weekend? “Cinderella,” Kay Cannon’s musical reimagining of the classic fairytale starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, and Pierce Brosnan, premiered on Amazon Prime on Friday.

Cinderella” centers around Ella (Cabello), an ambitious dressmaker with hopes of one day owning her own shop. With the help of her fairy godfather, Fab G (Porter), Ella perseveres to make her dreams come true, and catches the eye of Prince Robert (Galitzine).

“While so many elements of the classic Cinderella tale are timeless, I really wanted to reach a new generation through contemporary touches on many of the aspects that felt outdated,
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‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Kyle Chandler Run Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ Series

‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Kyle Chandler Run Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ Series
Paramount+ is rounding out its drama roster with the star-studded “Mayor of Kingstown,” which is slated to premiere November 14 on the streaming service. ViacomCBS unveiled a first-look trailer during a panel at the Television Critics Association 2021 Summer Press Tour on Tuesday. Watch it below.

The 10-episode “Mayor of Kingstown” hails from Taylor Sheridan, the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated “Yellowstone” series, as well as “Yellowstone” series regular Hugh Dillon. Speaking during an executive panel earlier on Tuesday, ViacomCBS’ chief programming officer Tanya Giles said the series was part of the company’s “expanding Taylor Sheridan universe,” which is built on the back of the extremely popular Kevin Costner-led “Yellowstone.”

Per ViacomCBS, “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the McLusky family — power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt
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