‘Black-ish’ Creator and Blake Griffin to Remake ‘White Men Can’t Jump’
“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will develop a movie remake of the 1990s sports comedy “White Men Can’t Jump,” which will be produced by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and Carolina Panthers All-Pro lineman Ryan Kalil. Released in 1992, “White Men Can’t Jump” stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a former college basketball star who wins bets against streetballers who think they can beat him because he’s white. His hustling strategy changes when he runs into Sidney (Wesley Snipes), another baller who tricks Billy out of a huge chunk of cash. After some prodding from their significant others, »
- Jeremy Fuster
Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim Gaffigan Join Animated 'Guardian Brothers'
The actors join the previously announced voice cast of Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks and Nicole Kidman in the U.S. version of the animated movie. Initially distributed in China by Alibaba Pictures in early 2016 (under the original title The Little Door Gods), the film is being re-voiced in English by TWC.
Michael Lappin is the executive in charge of production at The Weinstein Company. TWC acquired worldwide rights, with the exception of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, for the film.
The original movie follows the comedic adventures of »
- Ashley Lee
Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Lands at Lionsgate (Exclusive)
Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the Morgan Creek Entertainment film that follows the life of the iconic '90s rapper, and has set it for release June 16 — the day that would have marked Shakur’s 46th birthday.
The film chronicles his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and controversial time at Death Row Records. Shakur sold more than 75 million records worldwide, with his fourth studio album, 1996's All Eyez »
- Rebecca Ford
See Margot Robbie's Tonya Harding Transformation for 'I, Tonya'
It was announced last spring that the Suicide Squad star would be lacing up to play the Olympian figure skater with tabloid notoriety for the biopic I, Tonya, and new photos from the film's set show Robbie settling into the titular role.
Robbie is seen sporting Harding's '90s hairstyle and wardrobe in an appearance that makes it hard to differentiate the actress from the blue-collar Harding she portrays.
- Jackie Strause
Eugene Cernan, Astronaut Who Carved Daughter’s Initials on the Moon, Dead at 82
Eugene Cernan, whose tribute to his daughter in the most recent moonwalk has ingrained him in pop culture, died Monday, according to NASA. He was 82. Cernan was profiled in the 2014 documentary The Last Man on the Moon.
Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in 1972 and the last crew member to re-enter the lunar module. Just before the module was set to leave, Cernan dropped to one knee and etched his daughter’s initials, “TDC,” on the moon’s surface.
Because the moon has no wind or atmosphere, it will likely remain there forever. The story became immortalized in a hit a song by No More Kings, »
- Itay Hod
Amy producer reportedly in talks to make Tony Blair film
According to the Telegraph, members of Blair’s staff met producer James Gay-Rees, whose On the Corner production company was behind the Amy Winehouse film, which won the best documentary Oscar in 2016, as well as Formula One documentary Senna and music film Oasis: Supersonic.
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- Andrew Pulver
35 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now
Here are nearly three-dozen horror flicks on Netflix that will get your heart racing.
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- Indiewire Staff
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Election Movie?
On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction.
And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up several perspectives on the political circus.
Weigh in below. Don’t see your favorite on the list? There are plenty of election-based movies, and we couldn’t include them all, so let us know in the comments! And check out Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman’s list of his top election movies.
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- Variety Staff
Every Oscar Best Picture Winner
Variety’s gallery of every Oscar Best Picture Winner since 1927. A look back at every film to win an Academy Award for best movie.
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- Tim Gray
‘Hidden Figures’ Calculates $27.5M Weekend, ‘Rogue’ Passes $500M, Other Movies Bomb Over Mlk – Box Office Final
Final Update, Tuesday, 4:23 Pm: This morning saw director Ted Melfi’s Hidden Figures get a nice boost on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with this wisely timed rollout of what is now being seen nationwide by both sides of the equation as a patriotic film. 2oth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures and Lionsgate/Black Label Media’s musical La La Land, which are vying for Best Picture Oscar nominations, are both expected to ultimately end up above the… »
Superhero Bits: Sad Affleck, Batman & Superman Suit Auction, 8-Bit Spider-Man: Homecoming & More
Why will a stand-in be used a little more often for Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange? What comic scene would Daredevil star Charlie Cox like to recreate with Mike Colter as Luke Cage? Does Ben Affleck know about the Sad Affleck meme that originated during the Batman v Superman press tour? Could Pierce Brosnan play […]
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- Ethan Anderton
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