‘Jason Bourne’ Targets $60M+; ‘Bad Moms’ Gets Sassy With $26.5M; ‘Nerve’ Holds Steady – Box Office Friday
The re-pairing of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass with Jason Bourne seems to be paying off for Universal Pictures as the latest in the action franchise is on track to gross $22M+ tonight on its way to right around a $60M weekend, which will mark the highest opening for a Damon-centric film (The Martian grossed $54.3M). It garnered an A- CinemaScore.
Jason Bourne, which we’ve heard is in the budget range of $120M to $135M, should do well as it is releasing in 46… Read
Vin Diesel Officially Passes 100M On Facebook But Females Are Top 2016 Social Media Stars
UPDATED, 9:04 PM: Actor Vin Diesel officially surpassed the 100M mark on Facebook tonight, a social media first for an actor. Where are the followers coming from? While the No. 1 fan base is the U.S., FB data shows where his 100M followers actually reside. Lately, he’s been sharing posts from the set of Fast 8. His most liked post has been one of him and his late co-star Paul Walker which garnered 7.7M likes. In the last 15 minutes, he has added over 1,000 more… Read
Boy Meets ‘Girl Meets World’ In Massive ‘Boy Meets World’ Cast Reunion Photo
Prepare for a 90s nostalgia overdose. Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World is ending its third season with a bang, reuniting the cast of predecessor series Boy Meets World, and to prove it, the network released a massive cast photo making it clear that, yes, literally everyone is there. Featured in the photo which you can see above, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Will Friedle, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Lee Norris, Danny McNulty, William Russ, Betsy Randle, and both… Read
ABC Discovers’ Digital Talent Competition Announces Winner
Beth Triffon is the winner of the 2016 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition, ABC Talent and Casting said today. The L.A. resident and Columbus, OH, native was selected from 10 finalists following submissions from actors across the U.S.
“I’m beyond shocked and grateful for this extraordinary opportunity," said Triffon. "Acting is my lifelong dream, and winning this is truly a gift. Being an actor, I’ve learned that you must keep working while never knowing when an… Read
DOJ Red Granite Case: Justice Drops Subpoena On Goldman Sachs
It was inevitable and the Department of Justice signaled as much in their press conference last month when it was asked about whether investment banker Goldman Sachs would be investigated for establishing bonds for the controversial Malaysian 1MDB the money of which was allegedly misspent going into to fund Red Granite’s The Wolf of Wall Street as well as expensive artwork, real estate for the production company’s co-founder Riza Aziz and investments for his friend Jho… Read
Howard Dean: Donald Trump Is Our Brexit – TCA
GOP nominee Donald Trump can get away with saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes because people are really angry, said the politician whose candidacy was mortally wounded by a nutty scream during a speech.
“This campaign is about globalization, about Brexit,” former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean said at TCA, while promoting PBS’s eight-part series The Contenders: 16 for 16. “Globalization is wonderful for young people who… Read
‘Superior Donuts’: Darien Sills-Evans & Anna Baryshnikov Cast In New CBS Pilot
Darien Sills-Evans (HBO’s Treme) and Anna Baryshnikov (Wiener-Dog) have been cast as regulars opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Fowler starrer Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project with some character and casting changes.
Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily… Read
HBO Orders New Alan Ball Series, Extends Overall Deal With ‘Six Feet Under’ Creator
EXCLUSIVE: Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is returning to the family drama genre with a new project, which has received a series order by HBO. This marks the first project under a new two-year overall deal Ball has signed with HBO where he has been for more than 15 years.
Created by Ball, the untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their… Read
Chandra Levy Limited Series From Lawrence Kasdan In Works At TNT
EXCLUSIVE: The Chandra Levy case, which is back in the headlines this week, is the subject of a limited series in development at TNT. The project, executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), is co-produced by Sony Pictures TV and Turner.
Keith Huff (American Crime, House of Cards) is writing the script based on the book Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz. Kasdan and Huff executive produce… Read
Anna Gunn Talks Starring In ‘Equity’, Working With Clint Eastwood & Rumors Of ‘Breaking Bad’ And ‘Deadwood’ Movies
When you have a television show as groundbreaking and zeitgeist-hitting as Breaking Bad, it is good news for the stars, as its Emmy-winning key cast members have been able to carve out new careers on the big screen. Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Oscar for Trumbo and currently stars in The Infiltrator, among many other projects. Aaron Paul has starred in Need for Speed, Eye in the Sky and Triple 9 to name three. Now it is Anna Gunn’s turn. The actress who won… Read
Marvel’s ‘Avengers 3’ Gets Official Title With Temp Name Hung On ‘Avengers 4’
Marvel Studios has decided on a title for the in-development Avengers 3, making official that the film will be called Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers 4, meanwhile, has been given the placeholder name Untitled Avengers.
Infinity War is the first installment of a two-part story that concludes with Untitled Avengers; the two films were announced together at an event in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. Their respective release… Read
The CW Developing ‘Blowback’ Thriller Drama From Justin Lin, Hannah Shakespeare, Michael Eisner & Intrigue
The CW is developing Blowback, a thriller drama project executive produced by Star Trek: Beyond director Justin Lin. The project, written/executive produced by Killer Women creator Hannah Shakespeare and also executive produced by Michael Eisner and Tariq Jalil, was originally sold as a spec to the CW late last season, coming close to a pilot order. I hear Blowback is now getting a boost with an order for two additional scripts by Shakespeare and a bible. The scripts have… Read