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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Targeting $13M-$15M Thursday Night B.O. – Early Read

Solo: A Star Wars Story

EXCLUSIVE: Very early estimates indicate that Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is heading for a $13M-$15M Thursday night. These figures come from Deadline sources, not Disney. On the high end, that’s in the vicinity of what the studio’s Marvel titles Thor: Ragnarok ($14.5M) and Iron Man 3 ($15.6M) grossed on their preview nights. Showtimes begin at 7PM in each time zone and once the west coast hits, there’s a possibility that Solo could surge past $15M. Thursday night for… Read


David Cross Latest ‘Arrested Development’ Star To Apologize To Jessica Walter; Show’s UK Press Tour Canceled

Arrested Development

Arrested Development‘s David Cross says he “will unequivocally apologize” to his fellow cast member Jessica Walter over comments made to The New York Times. During a heated interview, published Wednesday by The Times, Walter was brought to tears as she recalled being verbally harassed on-set by Jeffrey Tambor. It happened as part of a discussion in which the cast talked openly about the accusations of sexual misconduct against Tambor on the set of Transparent, allegations… Read


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: Han, Chewy & Lando Save The Day In Rip-Roarin’ Origin Story

By now everyone knows of the troubled production history of Solo: A Star Wars Storywhich saw its directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord replaced halfway through the shoot by veteran Ron Howard. It supposedly was due to “creative differences,” but whatever happened in bringing the origin story of Han Solo to the screen doesn’t matter much once you consider the end product. The film delivers a rip-roaring summer entertainment and perhaps the key entry in this… Read


Harvey Weinstein Expected To Do Perp Walk Friday When He Surrenders To NYPD

Harvey Weinstein NYPD

EXCLUSIVE: Following months of denials on allegations of sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein will almost certainly be doing a perp walk Friday morning into a New York Police Department precinct. Throwing red meat to the media and coming after news earlier today that Weinstein was turning himself in, the move is designed to give the cops their due after extensive investigations conducted on the much-accused producer, sources tell Deadline. "This guy doesn't get to hide from… Read


‘Cobra Kai’: Martin Kove Becomes Series Regular For Season 2 Of YouTube Show

Following Martin Kove’s appearance in the Season 1 finale of Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid alum is joining the cast of YouTube Red’s Karate Kid followup as a series regular for its recently ordered second season. He will continue to reprise his villainous Karate Kid character of John Kreese. In the critically praised dramedy Cobra Kai, from Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles from the Karate Kid film… Read


‘Big Little Lies’: P.J. Byrne Set For Season 2 Return

P.J. Byrne (Rampage) is set to return for the second installment of HBO's Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies, reprising his role of Principal Nippal. He joins previously announced returning cast Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Kathryn Newton, Robin Wiegert, Merrin Dungey and Sarah Sokolovic. Previously announced Meryl Streep joins Season 2, along with Douglas Smith, Crystal Fox and Moe McCrae. Per HBO, the… Read


Lobo Sebastian Cast In ‘The Mule & ‘Words On Bathroom Walls’; Martha Kelly Joins ‘Corporate Animals’

Lobo Sebastian (USA’s Queen of the South) has landed a role in Clint Eastwood's Warner Bros film, The Mule, which Eastwood will direct and star in along with Bradley Cooper. Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive—easy enough but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also hit the radar of hard-charging… Read


First Responders Using Universal Backlot For Active Shooter Training

EXCLUSIVE: Given the rash of mass shootings in this country of late with students and teachers being killed both in Santa Fe, TX and in Parkland, FL, Universal Studios has opened up its backlot for First Responders to conduct active shooter training drills. The moves are part of overall security measures that has come in the wake of so many mass shootings over the years that can and have happened literally everywhere: in a mall (Clackamas), a theater (Aurora), outside a… Read


Morgan Freeman: VISA Pulls Marketing As Sexual Harassment Fallout Continues

Morgan Freeman and VISA have enjoyed a long relationship over years with the actor appearing in many of the credit card’s commercials as well as featured as a voiceover artist in its spots. After today, following allegations that surfaced from multiple women about sexual harassment and untoward behavior by the 80 year-old actor, VISA is stepping back. In a just released statement from VISA, a spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the allegations that have been made against… Read


‘American Princess’: Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series

Lesley Ann Warren (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Max Ehrich (Under the Dome) are set to recur opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime's straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann. Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn't… Read


‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Spinoff Said To Be Back On Track With James Mangold

According to reports, James Mangold will write and direct a Star Wars spinoff centering around famed bounty hunter Boba Fett, the cult Jabba the Hutt henchman who pursues Han Solo in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back. At this very minute Mangold is set to roll cameras on Fox’s Ford vs. Ferrari movie. Deadline hears that Mangold’s Logan producer Simon Kinberg is still attached to the Boba Fett project at Disney. Previously Disney tried to get a Boba Fett movie prepped in 2014… Read


Actors’ Equity Re-Elects Kate Shindle As President

Actors Equity Association

Actors’ Equity members have re-elected Kate Shindle to a second term as president of the union that reps moire than 50,000 professional stage actors and stage managers. She was running unopposed, as were several other officers chosen in the 2018 National Council election. Shindle, who was Miss America 1998, beat incumbent president Nick Wyman in the 2015 election. There was an unprecedented number of seats up for grabs across all three regions in the 105-year-old group… Read