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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
‘America’s Got Talent’ live show 1 results: Which act that advanced is likeliest to win? [Poll]
“America’s Got Talent” aired the first live results show of season 12 on Wednesday (Aug. 16). Seven of the 12 acts that performed on Tuesday’s quarter-final found out that they are moving on to the semi-finals in several weeks time. Do you think that any of these lucky seven is good enough to win the […] »
- Paul Sheehan
South Korea's 'Okja' Distributor Enters Cinema Business
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Next Entertainment World (New), the South Korean investor-distributor that handled local distribution for Bong Joo Ho's Netflix film Okja, unveiled Thursday that it is entering the exhibition business.
New will begin operating its first Cine Q theater on Aug. 24 in Gyeongju, a southeastern city known for being home to South Korea's top historical attractions. The city also famously serves as the backdrop for the eponymous film by Hong Sang-soo, Gyeongju.
New plans to open a second Cine Q theater in Gumi in the country's North Gyeongsang province by the end of the year, followed by other locations »
- Lee Hyo-won
Stephen Frears to Receive Award at Venice Film Festival
British filmmaker Stephen Frears is to be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at this year’s 74th Venice Film Festival. The award celebrates a filmmaker who is considered to have made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.
“Stephen Frears seems to challenge the very idea of a monolithic definition of his cinema,” Alberto Barbera, director of the festival, said in a statement. “Along with Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, he is one of the most vibrant and representative exponents of contemporary British cinema.”
Frears, who received Oscar nominations for “The Grifters” and “The Queen,” returns to Venice this year for a fifth time with his new film “Victoria & Abdul,” which reunites him with “Philomena” star Judi Dench. Frears has competed for the Golden Lion at four previous Venice festivals with “Liam” (2000), “Dirty Pretty Things” (2002), “The Queen” (2006) and “Philomena” (2013). All four films won festival prizes, but Frears has yet to claim the coveted »
- Robert Mitchell
Dear Hope Hicks: Are You Sure You Want Your New White House Job?
Dear Hope, Congratulations on your appointment as interim White House communications director. You might want to consider resigning. You work for the president of the United States. That’s the good news and the bad news. The job puts you in the spotlight of history. This position will define you. It will cement your image in the eyes of the public — and the eyes of history. What happens to this administration will follow you in the job that comes after this one, and the next one, and the next one. Coming in at this particular moment in time — the day after the. »
- Sharon Waxman
Haugesund: ’Winter Brothers’ Director Hires ‘Fantastic Beasts’’ Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for Next Film (Exclusive)
Icelandic star Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2”, “Of Horses and Men”) will play the title role in Hlynur Pálmason’s next film after the Locarno winner “Winter Brothers”.
Penned by Pálmason, “White, White Day” is a mystery thriller about grief, sacrifice and unconditional love. Sigurðsson plays Ingimundur, a responsible father, widower and small-town sheriff who has been off duty since his wife’s disappearance, two years earlier. In the process of building a house for his daughter and grand-daughter, he becomes obsessed with finding the man he suspects is connected to his wife’s disappearance. Over time, his suspicion turned into an obsession that inevitably starts to affect the ones he loves.
The Icelandic film is produced by Join Motion Pictures’ founder Anton Máni Svansson, a 2017 ‘Producer on the Move.’ “Hlynur wrote the script with Ingvar [E. Sigurðsson] in mind,” said the producer, for whom it will be the third collaboration with the »
- Annika Pham
Venice Festival to Honor Stephen Frears With Glory to the Filmmaker Award
The Venice Film Festival's 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award will be presented to English director Stephen Frears at a special ceremony on Sept. 3, before the world premiere of his new film Victoria & Abdul.
The director of films including Philomena, High Fidelity and Dangerous Liaisons will receive the festival’s prestigious lifetime achievement award which honors filmmakers known for innovation in contemporary cinema. Frears has received two Oscar nominations for best director for The Grifters and The Queen.
- Ariston Anderson
‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017: Are you sad that Puddles Pity Party was eliminated on ‘Agt’? [Poll]
Of the five acts to be eliminated Wednesday night on the live results show of “America’s Got Talent” 2017, Puddles Pity Party‘s ouster is causing the most outrage from fans. The singing clown was X’ed by judge Simon Cowell during his performance of “Royals” by Lorde on Tuesday. He then failed to secure enough votes […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017: Grace VanderWaal returns to ‘Agt’ and performs original song ‘Moonlight’ [Watch]
During Wednesday’s results show of “America’s Got Talent” 2017, last year’s winner Grace VanderWaal returned to the “Agt” stage for the first time. After being introduced by Season 12 host Tyra Banks, VanderWaal took the stage with her trademark ukulele to perform her single “Moonlight,” which she also wrote. Watch Grace VanderWaal’s 2017 performance above. […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
‘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
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