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Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Ride Again On Teddy Roosevelt Pic At Paramount
Exclusive: Roosevelt, a drama about Teddy Roosevelt, has been set at Paramount as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese directing. Scott Bloom has been set to write the drama, and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner, along with Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco also producing. Appian set the film at Paramount through its first look deal with the studio. Roosevelt had an… »
‘Avatar’ Sequels Finally Begin Shooting With $1 Billion Price Tag
The “Avatar” phenomenon, or lack of a long tail on it, is one of the weirdest stories in movie history. James Cameron’s sci-fi epic was a gargantuan, unprecedented hit back in 2009 — only two other movies have come within even a billion dollars of its $2.788 billion take (Cameron’s own “Titanic” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), and they’re both at least $600 million behind.
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- Oliver Lyttelton
Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss Lead Netflix Comedy 'Last Laugh'
Netflix has gathered Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Andie MacDowell, Lewis Black, Kate Micucci and Chris Parnell for its feature comedy The Last Laugh, written and directed by Greg Pritikin. Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc. is producing. Production starts this week in New Orleans.
The Last Laugh centers on talent manager and widower Al Hart who reunites with his former client Buddy Green after 50 years. Though Buddy gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian to settle down and have a family, Al convinces him to perform on a bucket list tour of classic stand-up venues across America, »
- Ashley Lee
Owen Vaccaro to Star Opposite Cate Blanchett in ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ (Exclusive)
The novel tells the tale of a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy, played by Vaccaro, who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic, and danger in his uncle’s old house.
Production begins next month with no release date set at this time.
Vaccaro broke out in the Paramount comedy “Daddy’s Home” as Will Ferrell’s stepson and Mark Wahlberg’s biological son and can be seen reprising the role in “Daddy’s Home 2” opening November 10, with Mel Gibson and »
- Justin Kroll
Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in Action-Romance ‘Die in a Gunfight’
The Mark Gordon Company is producing the film, with photography set to begin next month in Boston. Collin Schiffli will direct the film. His 2014 movie “Animals” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
Scodelario and Hutcherson will play the star-crossed lovers who share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who teamed on Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” wrote the screenplay. »
- Dave McNary
Kevin Hart's 'Night School' Adds Megalyn Echikunwoke (Exclusive)
25 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Based on a story by Hart, Night School follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes with the long shot hope that they'll pass the Ged exam.
- Ashley Lee
Shirley MacLaine Joins Anna Kendrick in Female Santa Claus Movie ‘Nicole’ (Exclusive)
The movie revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. MacLaine will play Elf Polly who was Nicole’s nanny and helped raise her all of her life.
- Justin Kroll
'It' Sequel Gets September 2019 Release Date
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again.
Since its debut earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.
It has earned »
- Pamela McClintock
Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus at Ain't It Cool News
25 September 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.
In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signs his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."
"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.
Eric Vespe, who wrote »
- Seth Abramovitch
TV Talk: Is ‘Game of Thrones’ the Best TV Show of the Last 20 Years?
On this episode of Collider TV Talk (September 26, 2017) Josh Macuga, David Griffin and Grace Hancock discuss: First Look of Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh Bollywood Actress Amy Jackson to recur on Supergirl FX to offer streaming service of its own Great British Breakdown Benedict Cumberbatch show: The Child in Time Rotten Tomatoes Ranking of the Best TV Shows of the Last 20 Years Twitter Question Pick of the Day - since I'm leaving for two weeks, who would you pick to fill my seat? [caption id="attachment_624608" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via The CW[/caption] … »
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Each Episode Reportedly Costs Five Times as Much as ‘Moonlight’
There’s a reason why there’s more TV than ever: networks are spending boatloads of money.
In a shocking overview from Variety’s Cynthia Littleton and Maureen Ryan, series of all kinds are enjoying higher budgets than ever before, including recent Emmy nomination powerhouses “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” and “The Crown.”
Read More:‘Stranger Things’: Season 2 Trailer Steps Into the Dragon’s Lair — Watch
As expected, Netflix isn’t skimping on their per-episode price tags. But it’s not just their lavish period pieces that are getting surprising amounts of funding. The report also cites a previously speculated $5 million-an-episode price for “13 Reasons Why.”
Littleton and Ryan also note that the popularity of “Stranger Things” got the show an overall per-episode cost bump from $6 million to $8 million for the series’ upcoming Season 2. When placed against other TV behemoths like “Game of Thrones,” it seems like the cost of doing business. »
- Steve Greene
Why The Florida Project Considered Britney Spears For Its Lead Role
In The Florida Project, twenty-something hustler Halley struggles to make ends meet for herself and her precocious daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). The role went to unforgettable newcomer Bria Vinaite, who is spectacular and incendiary. It almost went to Britney Spears. »
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Resurrect Teddy Roosevelt Movie at Paramount
Here’s proof that sometimes projects do come out of development hell. The long-in-the-works Teddy Roosevelt movie that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have been developing and discussing for at least a decade may actually be happening. Per Deadline, Paramount has put together Roosevelt with DiCaprio starring as the U.S. President and Scorsese directing. Scott Bloom has been set to write the screenplay, and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner along with Scorsese, Emma Koskoff, and Chuck Pacheco. It’s unclear what the source material will be and which period of … »
- Adam Chitwood
First Trailer For Miniseries ‘Waco’ Starring Michael Shannon & Taylor Kitsch
Given *gestures at the shitshow of America in the last 11 months*, it’s perhaps not surprising that the last time white people went truly bugnuts crazy, in the early 1990s, has been capturing the imagination of filmmakers recently. “Oklahoma City,” about the worst domestic terrorism incident in American history, is one of the best documentaries we’ve seen this year, Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany starred in a miniseries about the Unabomber, and Jaume Collet-Serra is planning a movie about the Waco siege.
- Oliver Lyttelton
The Trippy Kong: Skull Island Scene The Director Had To Cut
‘Sense8’ Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed
For those looking for proof of what fandom can achieve, behold: The script for the “‘Sense8 Special,” which will wrap up the fan favorite Netflix drama following its abrupt cancelation this spring, physically exists!
While initially canceled following the release of Season 2, fan outcry led Netflix to reverse that decision and produce a two-hour finale, and as seen in the Instagram photo above from star Miguel Angel Silvestre (who plays no-longer-closeted movie star Lito on the show), watermarked scripts have been distributed to the actors.
Beyond proof-of-life, the cover page reveals a number of important details about the upcoming production. For one thing, Lana J. Wachowski (the first time she’s used the letter J with her name?) is credited with writing the script alongside David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Both men are novelists, with Mitchell having a pre-established connection to the Wachowski tribe: He wrote the original novel “Cloud Atlas, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Wme Signs ‘Five Fingers Of Versailles’ Helmers Michael Matthews & Sean Drummond
Exclusive: Hot off the Toronto debut of their first feature Five Fingers of Versailles, directors Michael Matthews & Sean Drummond have signed with Wme. The filmmakers, who have operated their production banner from Cape Town for the past 12 years and first made noise in Hollywood with the short Apocalypse Now Now, were hotly pursued. They wrote and directed Five Fingers of Versailles, and produced through their Be Phat Motel Film Company banner. The Western-style… »
Cool Stuff: Andrew DeGraff’s ‘Cinemaps’ Takes You To The Locations of Your Favorite Films
Have you ever wanted to live inside a fantastical movie? Or at the very least, have a better understanding of the geography of the landscape presented in films? Philadelphia based artist Andrew DeGraff has found a way to transport you directly into the terrain of your favorite films with gorgeous hand-painted maps. And now he has a […]
- Chris Evangelista
International Newswire: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tom Wlaschiha Boards U-boat Drama ‘Das Boot’
In today’s International Newswire, German producer Bavaria adds further high-profile cast to ‘Das Boot,’ Fox confirms the addition of Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson to the cast of ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ and Hulu takes U.S. rights to British comedy ‘GameFace.’
“Game of Thrones” star Tom Wlaschiha and “Mad Men” actor Vincent Kartheiser have joined the cast of the rebooted “Das Boot.” The high-profile casting on the eight-episode U-boat drama, which has a $31.5 million budget, is yet another sign of the heightened international ambitions of German producers.
Also joining the Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment’s co-production are James D’Arcy, who appeared in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” and Thierry Fremont, whose credits include “Juste un regard.”
The four newbies will play alongside Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”), Rainer Bock (“Inglourious Basterds”), Rick Okon (“Tatort”), and Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”), among others. Andreas Prochaska »
- Leo Barraclough
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Set to Direct ‘Artemis’ from ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir
Back when The Martian was prepping for its home video release, I had a chance to chat with the novel's author, Andy Weir. At the time, he had been working on his follow-up novel, some Hollywood screenplays, and a TV series pitch. Weir had actually back-burnered a book project by the name of "Zhek" in order to work on a new story "about a city on the moon" that was "going to be another technically accurate sci-fi story." Though he was understandably reluctant to dish out too many specifics at the time, now, it looks like … »
- Dave Trumbore
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