Trevor Habberstad Dies: ‘X-Men’ Stuntman Was 27
Trevor Habberstad, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Doctor Strange stuntman and stunt coordinator, passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 27.
Habberstad grew up in the Sand Canyon area of California’s Santa Clarita Valley. His father, Jeff Habberstad, is a second-unit director and stunt-unit coordinator. After completing a film in Hawaii, Habberstad complained to his family of stomach pains, which turned out to be gastric cancer, his father told KHTS… Read
‘Searchers’: Zane Holtz Cast As Male Lead In The CW Drama Pilot
Zane Holtz (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) is set as the male lead in the CW drama pilot Searchers, from WBTV and CBS TV Studios.
Written by Jason Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, Cooper (Holtz) and his free-spirited sister Fable are forced to team up when they learn that their mother's terrifying and bizarre stories might be a road map to discovering… Read
Brad Garrett Cast In ‘The Get’ CBS Internet Journalism Drama Pilot
Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has signed on as a series regular in CBS drama pilot The Get, from 11.22.63 developer/showrunner Bridget Carpenter.
Written/executive produced by Friday Night Lights alumna and playwright Carpenter, The Get centers on a team of tireless internet journalists who pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today's anything-goes world of reporting. Garrett will play Bill, a… Read
Kellyanne Conway Making Return To TV On Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ Tonight
TV news has been shockingly Kellyanne Conway-free for more than a week now. That nightmare ends tonight when Conway appears on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, after which she will put in an appearance on FNC’s Fox & Friends Thursday morning.
News of these bookings came to light after CNN reported the Trump White House had decided to put Conway on TV time-out in the wake of the “Flynn debacle,” though she has done TV, and she has been at today’s White House press… Read
Mark Gordon, ‘Narcos’ Helmer José Padilha Unite For Landmark Race Case Pic ‘Arc Of Justice’
EXCLUSIVE: Narcos helmer José Padilha is at the center of a deal by The Mark Gordon Company to give feature treatment to Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, the 2004 nonfiction National Book Award winner by historian Kevin Boyle. The Mark Gordon Company will finance an adaptation that Padilha will direct, with a script completed by Max Borenstein and Rodney Barnes. Gordon, Hawk Koch, Borenstein and Matt Jackson will produce and Josh… Read
Martin Wallström Cast In ‘Militia’; Robert Aramayo Lands In ‘Galveston’
Martin Wallström is set to co-star alongside Jack Huston, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Ralph Ineson in Cinestate's thriller Militia. Henry Dunham is directing from his own script, which was on the 2015 Black List. Filming is slated to begin later this year with Dallas Sonnier producing for Cinestate. The story follows the aftermath of a shooting at a police funeral by a suspected militia member. A recluse ex-cop and fellow militia man must interrogate the suspected gunman in… Read
‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ & ’13th’ Among Humanitas Prize Winners
It was a double double win at the Humanitas Prize ceremony today, with and Hacksaw Ridge taking the top feature film award and Ava DuVernay's 13th and Jim: The James Foley Story sharing top documentary honors. Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation won in the Sundance Feature Film category. (see full winners list below).
"I write for my children," Parker told the crowd while accepting his award today at the Four Seasons. "As I write, I always ask myself, ‘What… Read
Jordan Peele Inks First-Look Deal With Sonar
Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions have signed a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment. The agreement encompasses all content for television, including digital.
Monkeypaw Productions was founded by Peele in 2012. In TV, it produced the Emmy-winning Key & Peele on Comedy Central for its five-season run, and also has the Tracy Morgan comedy series at TBS, set for production later this year.
"Jordan Peele is one of the brightest stars in our business — a true… Read
Corbin Bernsen To Star In Indie Thriller ‘The Russian Bride’
Corbin Bernsen is set to star in suspense thriller The Russian Bride, co-starring with Russian actress Oksana Orlan and 11-year-old model Kristina Pimenova. Michael Ojeda will direct from his own original script, with production scheduled to begin next month outside Detroit.
The indie follows a reclusive billionaire (Bernsen) who brings a young woman and her daughter to the U.S. from Moscow with the promise of giving them both a better life. They soon discover his motives… Read
‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Gets 11th-Hour Reprieve In Fraud Case Sentencing
EXCLUSIVE: The prospect that Abby Lee Miller might actually end up behind bars for fraud dominated a lot of the Season 7 finale of Dance Moms last night, but today the host got a bit of breathing room.
With less than 48 hours to go before Miller faced sentencing as part of a guilty plea that could see her go to jail for 2 1/2 years, Pittsburgh-based Judge Joy Flowers Conti pushed the hearing off the schedule. "The sentencing scheduled for 2/24/2017 is cancelled," said the… Read
Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman On Push Into Features & Going Global With Viacom
Twelve days after Viacom CEO Bob Bakish restructured the company to focus on six flagship brands – Comedy Central, The Paramount Network, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr – Comedy Central president Kent Alterman tells Deadline he’s thinking local while going global. Translation: finding better ways to exploit the channel’s signature shows on the international platform. Additionally, he discusses the new mandate given to the six core brands to generate movies for sibling… Read
‘Step’: Fox Searchlight Dates Its $4M+ Sundance Docu Pickup For Summer
After picking up the hot documentary Step at Sundance for what sources said was more than $4M, Fox Searchlight just slotted the picture for July 7 in select markets. Although the distributor doesn’t acquire a lot of documentaries, it went to the mat for this one, outbidding others for not only the distribution of the picture but also remake rights.
The film, directed by Amanda Lipitz, is about a step dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, which… Read