Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Head To Turner Networks
Turner Broadcasting continues its surge into the area of blockbuster movie acquisition deals. The company said today it has landed network television premiere rights for The Walt Disney Studios' upcoming releases Cinderella and The Jungle Book. They will be available to networks across Turner Broadcasting's portfolio, including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, a little over two years after each film's theatrical release. The tentative network premiere windows are slated to… Read
‘Cabin Fever’ Remake Invites Eli Roth Back Into House – AFM
Eli Roth's 2002 horror comedy Cabin Fever is getting a remake, with the original movie's writer-director Roth returning as executive producer. He won't have to do much writing this time, though: The plan is to use the exact same Roth-Randy Pearlstein script that was shot in 2002, and with a cast already moved in, it puts the project on the fast track. Shooting begins this week in Portland, OR.
The new version will star Teen Wolf's Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel… Read
Bethenny Frankel Returning To ‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’ — Bravo Makes It Official
Bravo made it official this morning: Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City.
“Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn't be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!," Andy Cohen, Executive Producer of The Real Housewives franchise said in the announcement confirming weeks of speculation.
Frankel, who became a reality-TV star when she was named first runner-up on NBC's The Apprentice: M… Read
’22 Jump Street’ Being Re-Released Oct. 24th Only Days Before Home Entertainment Launch
The Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill buddy comedy hit 22 Jump Street is being re-released by Sony on October 24, in a distribution and marketing move that is kind of odd, given that the film is now at $191M domestically and $136.5M internationally. Usually this is done to reach some kind of box office benchmark, but given that it's already at $327.6M worldwide and is unlikely to make another $9M domestically, it has us scratching our heads. The DVD comes out on Oct. 28th so… Read
Richard Gere Starrer ‘Time Out Of Mind’ Nabbed By IFC Films
Oren Moverman's Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at TIFF and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City's gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his… Read
Ryan Murphy & His ‘Glee’ Co-Creators Get Fox Series Order For Comedy-Horror Anthology ‘Scream Queens’
American Horror Story meets Glee. In their first big move on the scripted side at Fox, Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman have given a 15-episode straight-to-series order to one of their most trusted creators at 20th Century Fox TV, Ryan Murphy. With Glee wrapping its run on Fox, the network has ordered comedy-horror anthology Scream Queens, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. This marks the second straight-to-series order for an… Read
AFI Fest Adds ‘The Homesman’ Gala And Conversations With Keaton, Norton And Deakins
Tommy Lee Jones' Cannes competition film, The Homesman has been added as an additional Centerpiece Gala to this year's growing lineup for the AFI Fest. The film which he directed and also co-stars in with Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep among others will screen on Tuesday November 11th. AFI also announced a series of “Special Screenings” including a number of other films that initially debuted at Cannes in May : Olivier Assayas' Clouds Of Sils Maria, Mike Leigh's… Read
‘Mortal Instruments’ TV Series A Go With Ed Decter As Showrunner
News of Constantin Film's desire to keep its Mortal Instruments franchise going first filtered out at Mipcom. Today comes official word that the company will spin off its 2013 feature film hit The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones into a TV series with writer/exec producer Ed Decter, whose TV credits include CBS' recently re-cancelled Unforgettable, Lifetime's The Client List and USA Network's In Plain Sight.
"Ed Decter brings a tremendous track record to the table,” said… Read
‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Up Again, ABC’s Night Steady
It was a good night for (7.0/19) and a very good night for Peyton Manning. With his 509th touchdown pass, the Denver Bronco's quarterback broke the NFL's record last night. That little bit of history and the Broncos' 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers helped NBC get up from the tackle of last week - to the tune of 6% in preliminary ratings. That's comparing this week's fast nationals to the October 12 final numbers. If you compare fast nationals… Read
‘The Erotic Silence Of The American Wife’ Drama From Sally Robinson & Tony Krantz Set At ABC
Here is a project that will likely qualify for the most provocative title this development season. In a competitive situation, ABC has landed The Erotic Silence Of The American Wife, a drama from writer Sally Robinson, who penned Lifetime's hugely successful Steel Magnolias remake, producer Tony Krantz (Dracula) of Flame Ventures and ABC Studios. Based on Dalma Heyn's 1992 book of the same name, The Erotic Silence Of The American Wife is described as an emotional, erotic… Read
‘The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1′ Videos From YouTube Creators, Lionsgate To Patrol Capitol
The massive marketing run-up for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 continues in a big way this week as Lionsgate and Google roll out videos set in Panem, the Hunger Games world, created by five teams of noted Youtube video creators.
District Voices will feature creators such as iJustine's Justine Ezarik chosen in part because their video work normally is focused in an industry associated with a specific Panem district. The videos will run on YouTube and the online… Read
Lisa Kudrow In HBO’s ‘The Comeback': Hot Trailer (With Cameo By Deadline)
Lisa Kudrow reprises her role as Valerie Cherish in The Comeback, which returns to HBO on November 9. The second season follows the original 2005 run that saw Cherish's formerly in-demand TV starlet agree to allow cameras follow her every move, reality-style, as she appeared in a new sitcom — with disastrous results. This time around, Cherish is cast in an HBO show, Seeing Red, and then learns she's evidently playing a “neurotic older sitcom actress” (notice the Deadline… Read