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Point Grey, Good Universe Team With 'Hello Ladies' Creators for 'Good Boys'

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe are developing the comedy Good Boys written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who will also be making their feature directorial debut.

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.

Point Grey's Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce, while Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Josh »


- Rebecca Ford

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Blake Lively’s Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Lands at Paramount

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blake Lively’s spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” has landed at Paramount Pictures with the studio agreeing to buy worldwide distribution rights.

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

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Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World’s Highest-Paid Actress

19 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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'Mission: Impossible 6' Shoot Set for 8-Week Hiatus Following Tom Cruise Injury

20 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tom Cruise’s accident on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 looks set to put the production back by at least eight weeks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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

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‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Creator Developing Female Police Drama at Fox (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rizzoli & Isles” creator Janet Tamaro is developing a new female police drama series for Fox, Variety has learned exclusively.

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

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‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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'Suits' Spinoff With Gina Torres Set for Season 7 Finale

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

It's official: USA Network is moving ahead with a potential Suits spinoff starring Gina Torres.

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

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Tribeca Enterprises Launches New TV Festival, Initial Lineup Includes ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’

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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

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Associated Press Clarifies ‘Alt-Right’ Rule: ‘Euphemism to Disguise Racist Aims’

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The Associated Press will avoid using the term “alt-right” following the violence in Charlottesville because the news organization feels the term “is meant as a euphemism to disguise racist aims.” “So use it only when quoting someone or when describing what the movement says about itself. Enclose the term ‘alt-right’ in quotation marks or use phrasing such as the so-called alt-right (no quote marks when using the term so-called) or the self-described ‘alt-right,'” AP vice president of standards John Daniszewski wrote. The Associated Press’ style guidelines, typically referred to as “AP Style,” are the used by most mainstream news organizations in. »


- Brian Flood

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How Disney Can Beat Netflix: Stream Movies the Day They're in Theaters (Guest Column)

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Disney’s surprise announcement of a new streaming entertainment service — anchored by Disney, Disney Animation and Pixar films as well as new original content and TV shows from the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney Xd — could have vast implications for the way movies are distributed. Not only is this decision a major strategic shift for Disney, it’s not inconceivable that a movie like Toy Story 4, Frozen 2 or the live-action The Lion King might be released in theaters and on the Disney streaming service on the same day.

Beginning in 2019, Disney and Pixar films (the jury »


- Ben Weiss

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News Corp.’s Fox Sports Australia, Telstra’s Foxtel to Merge

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Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia are set to be combined into a new premium pay-tv sports and entertainment company Down Under, a move designed to pave the way for an eventual Ipo.

Parent companies Telstra and News Corp. announced the merger Thursday, saying the combined entity would align ownership and management and offer Australian consumers greater choice. The companies aim to complete the transaction in the first half of 2018, subject to the necessary regulatory approval.

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said the proposed restructuring of the two companies would “unlock value for News Corp. shareholders and provide a clearer vision into the depth and strength of our Australian assets.”

“The new structure will simplify management control and ensure that the company is best placed to leverage the skills of its talented Australian employees and program makers,” Thomson said in a statement. “There is no doubt that the world of content is becoming more complicated and competitive, and »


- Robert Mitchell

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'Game of Thrones' Facebook, HBO Twitter Hacked

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Several HBO social media accounts, including those for hit shows like Game of Thrones and Veep, were hacked Wednesday, Variety reports. A group called OurMine carried out the attack, posting a message on HBO's official Twitter scolding the network for its weak security.

The social media hack comes as HBO continues to deal with the fallout from a major cyber attack. In late July, a different hacker group obtained a trove of sensitive data from HBO and has since been leaking scripts and episodes of various shows.

However, OurMine's goals were far less nefarious. »


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‘Morning Joe': BBC Anchor Says Europe Considers Trump’s America a ‘Freak Show’ (Video)

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Morning Joe” guest Katty Kay, a BBC World News America anchor, said Thursday that many Europeans view America as a “freak show” that’s “dismissed around the world.” Kay recalled recently visiting family in Europe and noticing that the U.S. isn’t recognized by Europeans for “global leadership” during the Trump administration — and this was before the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that left a counter-protestor dead during a white supremacy rally. “The White House is losing moral authority around the world and Charlottesville doesn’t help that at all, and it’s almost an irrelevancy,” Kay said. “This is the country with the. »


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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Review: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds Banter, Get Bloody

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When it comes to this R-rated action comedy, the joke is all in the title. Professional killer-for-hire Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) needs bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) to protect him from England to the Hague, where the hit man is set to testify against a Belorussian tyrant (Gary Oldman, doing everything he can with a boxed-in role). In exchange, Darius' wife, Sonia, will earn a get-out-of-jail-free card – she's played by Salma Hayek, who's almost excuse enough to see this movie. Her swearing is some kind of profane poetry. And boy, »


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Trump Attacks Lindsey Graham, Claims Media ‘Misrepresent’ His Views on Hate, Bigotry

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President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to accuse Senator Lindsey Graham and the “fake news” media for what he called “misrepresentations” of his views on hatred and bigotry in response to last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the Kkk, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer,” Trump tweeted. “Such a disgusting lie. He just can’t forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!” Moments later, the president wrote, “The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. »


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HBO Latin America’s ‘The Bronze Garden’: Directors Pablo Fendrik, Hernán Goldfrid Talk Genre, Shot Set-Ups, Character

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After decades of Latin American realism in cinema and soap opera in TV, restrained by customs and context, a lot is beginning to stir and transgress entertainment conventions.

Argentina – with Mexico, one of the few Latin American countries to forge its own genre tradition, is once again the stage for a fresh take on TV fiction entertainment that suggests that, when it comes to higher-end drama, Latin America can have a lot to offer.

One case to point: New HBO Latin America Original “The Bronze Garden,” which will bow out after eight episodes on Friday, Aug. 18 in the U.S.,. Partnering HBO Latin America and Adrian Suar’s Pol-ka Producciones in production terms, it was hailed by HBO after seven episodes as its most-watched Latin American series of the year.

Pablo Fendrik (“Blood Appears,” “Ardor”) and Hernán Goldfrid (“Thesis on a Homicide”), two young Argentine directors that have constantly shown their control over the grammar of movie »


- Emiliano Granada

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‘America’s Got Talent’ live show 1 results: Which eliminated act will you miss the most?

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On Wednesday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” five of the dozen acts that took to the stage on Tuesday’s live quarter-final were eliminated from the competition. All of those that were axed had been good enough to make it through the audition process and survive the judges’ cuts. But they did not win over enough […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Turner Sets U.S. Rights Deal for European Soccer Rights, Plans Streaming Service

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Turner has grabbed U.S. rights to UEFA European soccer league games with plans to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service next year. The deal marks the latest push by a major media conglom into the premium subscription streaming content arena.

Turner said Thursday it has set a multi-year deal for English-language rights to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games starting with the 2018-19 season. The games will air on Turner’s various linear TV platforms — TNT, TBS and TruTV — and will be the basis of a subscription digital offering. Turner said it would carry more than 340 games per season with the linear and digital offering combined.

Turner will use its Bleacher Report digital sports news hub as the launching pad for the streaming service. Pricing is still being determined, Turner said.

“The launch of Turner’s new Ott sports platform and partnership with UEFA aligns with the company’s continued strategy to further expand the »


- Cynthia Littleton

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‘America’s Got Talent’ live show 1 results: Which act that advanced is likeliest to win? [Poll]

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“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

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South Korea's 'Okja' Distributor Enters Cinema Business

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Next Entertainment World (New), the South Korean investor-distributor that handled local distribution for Bong Joon 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

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