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Tom Cruise Stunt Injury Shuts Down ‘M:I 6- Mission Impossible’

The well-publicized stunt mishap that saw Tom Cruise leap from one building and slam into another has prompted Paramount and Skydance to shut down production for a minimum of nine weeks on M:I 6-Mission Impossible, because that is how long it will take for Cruise’s leg and other injuries to heal. This almost certainly will unseat the film from its July 27, 2018 release date. While it looked like Cruise’s torso took the brunt of the damage, word has been circulating that… Read


Indie Comedy ‘The Truth About Lies’ Scores Deal With Newcomer Blue Fox

The Truth About Lies

EXCLUSIVE: Newbie distributor Blue Fox Entertainment has made its second acquisition, scoring North American rights to The Truth About Lies, a comedy from first-time feature film director Phil Allocco that stars Fran Kranz, Supergirl‘s Odette Annable and Colleen Camp. It has set an October 27 theatrical and on-demand release date. Blue Fox’s first theatrical distribution deal came last month for Big Bear, a comedy starring Adam Brody and Pablo Schreiber from first-time… Read


Nicole Kidman On ‘Big Little Lies’, Kubrick And Taking Chances: “I Don’t Approach Things From That Safe Place”

Remember the glow of those early summer days when restlessness called to you beyond the school gates? Recall those days, full of experiences that defined your youth, bathed in the magic hour sunset of memory. Perhaps, like Nicole Kidman, you ducked into a theater and saw a film you shouldn't have seen. One that taught you something about the world around you, spoke to the teenage rebel in your heart and introduced you to the possibility of this strange, dark room, with… Read


TV News Covers Charlottesville Memorial: “If I Have To Give My Child Up, We’re Going To Make It Count”

Cable news networks covered Susan Bro as she spoke at the memorial service for her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville, VA, over the weekend. Heyer died when an Ohio man drove his car into those protesting the Unite the Right rally of white supremacist groups. Viewers also have come to expect the American president to be in attendance at these headline-making occasions. That was not the case this morning at the downtown Charlottesville theater… Read


‘Dietland’: Joy Nash Cast As the Lead In AMC’s Drama Series From Marti Noxon

Joy Nash

EXCLUSIVE: Joy Nash (The Mindy Project, Twin Peaks) has landed the lead role in Dietland, AMC’s 10-episode straight-to-series darkly comedic drama based on Sarai Walker's 2015 novel of the same name. Dietland, from Marti Noxon (UnReal), Skydance TV and AMC Studios, is set against the backdrop of the beauty industry. Part character drama and part revenge fantasy, it explores society's obsession with weight loss and beauty in a bold, original and funny way. Nash will play… Read


Universal, Channing Tatum, Michael De Luca Tap ‘Bloodlines’

Channing Tatum Blood Lines

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has optioned the upcoming Melissa Del Bosque book Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty. Channing Tatum is attached to star, and Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton scribe Jonathan Herman will adapt. A rookie FBI agent named Scott Lawson is assigned to the border town of Laredo, Texas, where he writes reports about the drug war but doesn’t get to do much else. Until he’s asked to… Read


Gordon Ramsay Discusses Process Of Identifying And Elevating Young Talent On ‘MasterChef Junior’

If you’ve ever caught an episode of such reality cooking competition series as Hotel Hell or Hell’s Kitchen, you are met with an unrelenting and often unforgiving Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef and television personality extraordinaire. Undoubtedly, Ramsay makes a strong impression—surface observation reveals a man of fiery intensity who demands the chefs under his supervision rise to the standards of the five-star restaurant. Stopping at this understanding of Ramsay… Read


Ruth Ware’s ‘The Lying Game’ Picked Up By The Gotham Group

EXCLUSIVE: The film rights to Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game — which debuted to No. 3 on The New York Times’ bestseller’s list – has just been acquired by The Gotham Group. This comes on the heels of the management/production company bringing in Janelle Brown's critically acclaimed suspense thriller Watch Me Disappear to its slate earlier this month. The Gotham Group is set to produce Ware’s first two novels as well: The Woman in Cabin 10, which has been No. 1 on The New York… Read


Carlton Cuse Inks Big Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Seven years after the end of Lost, former executive producer/co-showrunner Carlton Cuse is returning to the studio behind the Emmy-winning ABC drama with a four-year overall deal. Through his company, Genre Arts, Cuse will develop new projects — creating by himself or collaborating with/supervising other writers — for network, cable and streaming platforms. “It is with great pleasure that I am returning to ABC Studios, my happy home for six years during Lost,” Cuse… Read


Seth Meyers: Press Conference Proves Donald Trump “Fully Out Of His Mind”

Seth Meyers had to added a Breaking Crazy segment to his Tuesday opening because President Donald Trump held his pixilated press conference just as Late Night was about to start taping. “You know that list of side affects at the end of a pharmaceutical ads? He apparently has all of them,” Meyers said. In his presser Trump said there were “fine people” on both side of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and that the side that included neo-Nazis and white… Read


Paramount Stakes Graham King GK Films To 3-Year First Look

Graham King

EXCLUSIVE: As Paramount Pictures chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos bolsters his film ranks, he has staked Graham King and his GK Films to a three year first look deal to make movies for the studio. King will move his company onto the Paramount lot right away. The studio confirmed the deal to Deadline. Even though they’ve yet to collaborate on a movie, King and Gianopulos have had a close relationship for years, going back to King’s origins in distribution. Said King: "Jim is… Read


‘Victoria’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On PBS

Victoria Season 2 is set for a January 14, 2018 premiere on Masterpiece on PBS. A strong ratings performer, Victoria drew more than 16.2 million viewers in its premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years, second only to Downton Abbey. Jenna Coleman stars as the young queen, wife, and mother. Season 2 finds Victoria adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child, a daughter. Meanwhile, the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds… Read