Week of   « Prev | Next »

1-20 of 26 items   « Prev | Next »


Anne Hathaway Circling ‘Barbie’ At Sony

9 hours ago

Anne Hathaway is talking about stepping into the role of Barbie for Sony Pictures, though the studio said “it is premature.” That comes even as its known that Alethea Jones also has been circling to direct after a nod from Hathaway. Hathaway had been in the mix shortly after Amy Schumer left the project in March. The first big-screen, live-action Barbie film promises to get a huge marketing push from Sony and its partner Mattel in the summer 2018. The movie is being… »


Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Marriage Pact’: Fox & Chernin Nab Rights To Upcoming Novel For Justin Haythe To Adapt

11 hours ago

20th Century Fox has acquired feature film rights to The Marriage Pact, a psychological suspense novel from Michelle Richmond that hits shelves tomorrow. Chernin Entertainment will produce the movie, which will be adapted by Justin Haythe, who already wrote the Jennifer Lawrence starrer Red Sparrow, also from Chernin. Published by Bantam Books with foreign editions in the works in 27 languages, The Marriage Pact focuses on newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Gravitas Acquires ‘Fallen’, A Polarizing Police Officer Documentary Narrated By Michael Chiklis

11 hours ago

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to Fallen, a documentary that puts the lens on fallen police officers and the battle that law enforcement faces to maintain their reputations in media and the public eye. Directed by Thomas Marchese, the polarizing doc is narrated by Michael Chiklis. Marchese, a former police officer, serves as director, producer and writer of the documentary that takes a critical look at the deaths of police officers and the untold stories… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole & More Cast In ‘Headshop’

11 hours ago

The Carmichael Show‘s Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole (ABC’s Black-ish), are set to co-star in the upcoming indie comedy Headshop, directed by Kim Bass. Michael Jai White, Reno Wilson, Marla Gibbs, Tony Plana, Kris Marshall, Donis Leonard Jr., and Claudia Zevallos round out the cast of the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles. Written by Bass, the pic follows therapist Dr. Latrice Monroe who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Writers’ Health Care Costs Going Up In January

12 hours ago

Film and TV writers soon will be seeing $7 million less in union health benefits over each of the next three years. The cost-cutting measure, which was part of the WGA's new contract, is designed to keep its ailing health plan solvent. As part of the deal, the companies agreed to increase their contributions to the health plan by $30 million annually, and the WGA agreed to institute $7 million in savings each year. Without the changes, the plan was facing a $40 million… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Tommy Dewey & Francois Arnaud To Star In Marc Carlini’s ‘She’s In Portland’

12 hours ago

Exclusive: Causal star Tommy Dewey and Midnight, Texas lead Francois Arnaud are attached to star in writer-director Marc Carlini's indie film She’s in Portland, which Carlini also is producing under his Tilt/Shift Films banner. It follows two thirtysomething guys who, after a college reunion, decide to take a road trip up the California coast to find Maggie, the one that got away. Dewey plays Wes, a charismatic East Coast banker grappling with a stressful home life and a… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse & Sarah Hay Topline Indie Thriller ‘Braid’

13 hours ago

Exclusive: The Handmaid’s Tale actress Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse and Sarah Hay have signed on to star in the indie psychological thriller, Braid, from first-time feature director Mitzi Peirone. The pic, written by Peirone, also co-stars Scott Cohen. The film follows Petula Thames (Waterhouse) and Tilda Darlings (Hay), two drug dealers who mishandle eighty thousand dollars worth of narcotics and are given 48 hours to pay their drug lord back. The girls plan to rob… »


Permalink | Report a problem


NBC Announces Semi-Finalists For 12th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

13 hours ago

The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival has announced 16 original short films and webisodes as semi-finalists for its 12th annual event. The festival, which includes notable alumni Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat) and Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. This year, there were more than 4200 submissions, which doubled from 2016’s entries, making it the most in the festival’s history. The collection of… »


Permalink | Report a problem


‘Detroit’ Review: Kathryn Bigelow’s Unrelenting Drama Packs A Wallop But Is A Tough Sit

14 hours ago

Norman Jewison’s Best Picture Oscar winner In the Heat of the Night, a searing and sadly timeless study of race relations through the prism of a murder investigation in a small Southern town, had its New York premiere August 2, 1967 — about the same time the infamous Detroit riots took place. It also was during the same exact week where, 50 years later, a new movie putting the spotlight on that time is set to open. I have seen Jewison’s powerful and enlightening movie… »


Permalink | Report a problem


New James Bond Movie Sets 2019 Release Date, But Not Much Else

14 hours ago

The next installment of the James Bond film franchise now has a release date. The untitled Bond 25 movie has been slotted for November 8, 2019, the producers said today, with a traditional earlier release in the UK and rest of the world. That takes care of one part of the future of James Bond on the big screen. There was no word in the announcement today from producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Eon Productions and MGM’s Gary Barber about a distributor, cast… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Fox Names Netflix & HBO Alum Pia Chaozon As Svp Worldwide Theatrical Marketing

14 hours ago

Pia Chaozon, who spent the past three years as a marketing exec at Netflix, has joined Twentieth Century Fox Film as Svp of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing, effective immediately. The company said she will play a leading role in strategy development and execution for marketing initiatives across all Fox films on a global basis. "From both a strategic and execution standpoint, Pia's innovative thinking and proven track record will be invaluable assets for our entire… »


Permalink | Report a problem


John Wells To Helm Vietnam Drama ‘Khe Sanh’

14 hours ago

Exclusive: John Wells has come attached to direct the Vietnam War drama Khe Sanh. The script is being witten by Jason Horwitch, whose credits include the YouTube Red series Impulse, Luke Cage and Southland. Pic tells the story of the last great, unsung battle of the 20th century, the Siege of Khe Sanh. Five thousand young Marines were surrounded and attacked by 20,000 battle-hardened North Vietnamese Army veterans for 77 nonstop days of rocket and mortar fire, as the… »


Permalink | Report a problem


John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal & Thomas Haden Church Board ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

14 hours ago

John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, and hip hop artist Yelawolf have been added to the cast of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s upcoming adventure film The Peanut Butter Falcon for Armory Films. Zachary Gottsagen, who is the inspiration behind the film, stars along with Shia Labeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Bruce Dern. Gottsagen stars as Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome who has been confined to live in a retirement home for most of his life. One day he… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Viacom Taps Justin Dini To Be Svp Corporate Communications

15 hours ago

Viacom just added a well-known, and respected, exec to its communications bench: Justin Dini has joined the entertainment company as Svp Corporate Communications, reporting to Communications & Culture Svp Julia Phelps. Dini moves from Brunswick Group, where he was a partner and co-led the U.S. Technology, Media and Telecom practice. He repped Viacom owner National Amusements last year during its court battles with former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and repped Relativity… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Dome Karukoski To Helm J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic

15 hours ago

Exclusive: J.R.R. Tolkien, whose Middle-Earth epic novels hatched the Peter Jackson-directed film trilogies The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, now is getting his movie moment. Dome Karukoski has been set to direct Tolkien, and casting is underway, with Chernin Entertainment producing for Fox Searchlight. The script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a… »


Permalink | Report a problem


PalmStar Media Closes Near $12M National Lampoon Deal; Can Laugh Brand Regain Luster?

16 hours ago

Exclusive: In a deal worth just under $12 million, PalmStar Media has acquired all the assets of National Lampoon. That includes the trademark, and a library of print, audio and movie content spanning nearly 50 years. Raj B. Singh and Kevin Frakes will be National Lampoon co-CEOs of behalf of their financial partners who include Bobby and Buddy Patrick, as well as Charlotte Ubben and Michael Tennant. A full staff is in place and operating from PalmStar headquarters in Los… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Cinema Audio Society Sets 2018 Awards Date, Timeline

16 hours ago

The Cinema Audio Society has the date and timelime for its 2018 Cas Awards. The 54th Annual Cas Awards will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. The Cas Awards recognize Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production. Last year’s big film and TV winners were La La Land and Game of Thrones, respectively. Recipients for the Cas Career Achievement Award and… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto Film Festival: Who’s In And Who’s Out?

17 hours ago

The Toronto Film Festival gets things rolling tomorrow with the announcement of movies for its 2017 fest, and we are hearing that films with such stars as Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Andrew Garfield, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson and many more are likely to be included. Even as so-called “Oscar bait” movies such as Dunkirk or Detroit are flooding… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Universal Hits $4B In Global Box Office For Second Time In Its History

17 hours ago

Charged by the successes of The Fate Of The Furious and Illumination powerhouse Despicable Me 3, Universal Pictures has just crossed the $4 billion mark at the worldwide box office for the second time in the studio's 105-year history. Univeral reports that this is also “the fastest a studio has reached this milestone in 2017.” The breakdown? $1.265 billion domestically and $2.791B internationally. The Fate Of The Furious, released April 14, ended up with the biggest… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

17 hours ago

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson has come aboard M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller, Glass, the sequel to his 2000 film Unbreakable and Split, which has Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy reprising their roles. Shyamalan shared the latest casting news via his Twitter writing, “Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic cast of actors on #Glass… @MsSarahPaulson will be joining us. #powerhouse.” Incredibly fortunate to round out… »


Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 26 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners