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Point Grey, Good Universe Team With 'Hello Ladies' Creators for 'Good Boys'
Described as in the vein of Sausage Party and Superbad, Good Boys is an R-rated comedy about four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to replace a broken drone before their parents get home.
- Rebecca Ford
Blake Lively’s Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Lands at Paramount
The project will be directed by “The Handmaid’s Tale” exec producer Reed Morano, from a script by Mark Burnell with Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing. IM Global will finance the film. Lively was attached to the project a month ago.
The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick series of four British novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who is on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash. After discovering from a journalist that the crash wasn’t an accident and watching that journalist get killed, she adapts the identity of an assassin in order to track down those responsible. »
- Dave McNary
Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World’s Highest-Paid Actress
Emma Stone is this year’s highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, banking $26 million pretax in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period. The actress beat Jennifer Aniston, who took the second spot on the list with earnings of $25.5 million, and Jennifer Lawrence, who came in at number three with $24 million. Lawrence had topped Forbes’ ranking two years in a row, last year making $46 million. Aniston, according to the publication, continues to make millions due to films like the upcoming “The Yellow Birds,” and endorsement deals with Emirates Airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno. Most of Lawrence’s paycheck comes from the upcoming Darren Aronofsky »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
'Mission: Impossible 6' Shoot Set for 8-Week Hiatus Following Tom Cruise Injury
A video taken on the London set obtained by TMZ showed the actor jumping between buildings and falling short his mark, smacking into one side hard and limping away afterwards.
A source has now told THR that the injury – believed by many among the film’s crew to be a damaged ankle – is likely to force producers to put the shoot "on hiatus" for »
- Alex Ritman
‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Creator Developing Female Police Drama at Fox (Exclusive)
Currently titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” the series would follow a seasoned former detective who is now a mom stuck behind a desk and raising two kids. She is unexpectedly pulled back into the field to cover for a sick colleague and work alongside a young rookie female detective who has been deep undercover.
Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached. Tamaro will write and executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television is producing. »
- Joe Otterson
‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (Exclusive)
Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The studio is putting a twist on the classic Victorian age story of a hedonistic man whose self-portrait ages while he stays eternally young. In this project, the title character will be a woman.
The film will be directed by Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, the experimental rock multi-instrumentalist. Her album, the self-titled “St. Vincent,” won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2015. She has been the recipient of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award, both given for outstanding innovation in the arts. »
- Dave McNary
'Suits' Spinoff With Gina Torres Set for Season 7 Finale
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network on Wednesday confirmed that the backdoor pilot will air as the Aaron Korsh-created procedural's season seven finale and is slated to air in the first quarter of 2018.
The episode will reunite Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) with their old friend Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to her new life in the Windy City. When she is forced to enter the dirty world »
- Lesley Goldberg
Tribeca Enterprises Launches New TV Festival, Initial Lineup Includes ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’
Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, will launch a new standalone TV festival this fall, Variety has learned.
”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” Robert De Niro, co-founder of Tribeca, said in a statement. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.”
The inaugural Tribeca TV Festival will present curated shows and conversations with the cast and creators from numerous shows. It will take place September 22-24, 2017 in New York City. Like the Film Festival, the TV Festival will highlight highly-anticipated new premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work and talent. It will feature programs from broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and Vr.
“We’re launching a new standalone, but »
- Joe Otterson
‘Big Brother’ Season 19: Will Cody Nickson follow Jessica Graf out of the house? [Vote Now]
Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf were a powerful couple in the “Big Brother” 19 house for the first half of the season, but Cody was left alone in the game after Jessica was sent packing last week. With Cody now on the elimination block thanks to Head of Household Alex Ow‘s backdoor plan, will Cody […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
Steve Bannon Calls Far Right ‘Clowns,’ Says His Government Enemies Are ‘Wetting Themselves’
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is almost certainly not friends with Anthony Scaramucci, but he has at least one thing in common with the man who infamously accused him of self-fellating: he doesn’t understand what a journalist does. In the wake of Donald Trump’s disastrous press conference Tuesday, there was a dramatic spike in calls for Bannon to be fired. Bannon has after all been seen as the link between Trump and the white nationalist movement that adores him. He’s even been criticized by members of the Republican party. Also Read: Anthony Scaramucci Blames New Yorker Reporter for F-Bomb Filled. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
James Corden Rewrote Song of the Summer ‘Despacito’ To Be About This Crazy Summer
Corden sings about Beyoncé’s twins, Anthony Scaramucci and, yes, the success of “Despacito.” »
- Tolly Wright
Christopher Nolan Jetting to China to Support 'Dunkirk'
The filmmaker is set to visit Beijing in support of his critically acclaimed WWII drama later this month. Rumors of Nolan's visit were met with considerable fan excitement as word spread across Chinese social media earlier this week. Warner Bros. confirmed the plans to THR Wednesday.
Nolan will participate in a press conference in the Chinese capital on Aug. 21, followed by the local premiere of Dunkirk on Aug. 22. It will be the British filmmaker's first trip to Beijing, although past promotional tours for his films have taken him to other »
- Patrick Brzeski
Rosanne Cash ‘Sickened by the Association’ With Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Wearing Johnny Cash Shirt
Rosanne Cash and the other children of music legend Johnny Cash have a message for white supremacists and other racists who enjoy their father’s music: bug off. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter posted a message to her Facebook page Wednesday afternoon on behalf of her sisters and brother after seeing video of a white nationalist who attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, “spewing hatred and bile” while wearing a Johnny Cash t-shirt. “We were sickened by the association,” Cash said. The August 12 rally, organized by known white supremacists, was marked by multiple instances of violence, most notably the murder. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
HBO’s Social-Media Accounts Were Hacked
The premium network is being invaded by hackers on all sides. »
- Tolly Wright
Hackers Take Over HBO Twitter Accounts
On Wednesday night, hackers took over several Twitter accounts belonging to HBO, including the channel’s official account, and the “Game of Thrones” account. The hackers identified themselves as OurMine, a security hacker collective notorious for high profile attacks on celebrity internet accounts as a means of advertising their services. “Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security,” said a tweet from HBO’s official Twitter account posted before 8:00 Pm. Also Read: 23 Big 'Game of Thrones' Fan Theories for Season 7 and Beyond (Photos) The group later posted from the official “Game. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
HBO Social Media Accounts Hacked (Exclusive)
Way to kick HBO while it’s down.
As if the Time Warner-owned cable network didn’t have enough problems to worry about with cyberattacks, a notorious hacking group took over the company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts Wednesday night.
“Hi, OurَMiَne are here, we are just testing your security ,HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine .org -> Contact,” read a message on both social platforms at approximately 8 p.m. Pt.
OurMine is well known for taking over Twitter accounts of a wide range of media accounts in recent years including Netflix, Marvel and Google. The damage doesn’t seem to ever extend beyond just demonstrating the group’s ability to take over the account.
In addition to taking over the main accounts at HBO, the Twitter account for “Game of Thrones” was also exploited. HBO managed to scrub the offending tweets shortly after they were posted.
- Andrew Wallenstein
Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at the ‘Very Fine’ Charlottesville Protesters Trump Defended
“No one gets accidentally caught up in a white supremacist rally.” »
- Tolly Wright
Broadchurch Series-Finale Recap: An Aberration
In its final bow, Broadchurch jettisons a lot of what made it so special. »
- Tom Philip
Younger Recap: Being Jane Austen
Damn you and your levelheaded maturity, Liza! »
- Maggie Fremont
Chinese Filmmaker Wang Quan’an’s Next Political Thriller Will Be About Trump’s Border Wall
The movie is about an architect driven to design the infamous wall between America and Mexico. »
- Tolly Wright
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