‘The Wild Geese’ To Fly Again With William Monahan Writing For New Republic Pictures, Filmula
EXCLUSIVE: New Republic Pictures and Filmula will co-finance an updated version of The Wild Geese, the 1978 cult favorite mission movie that starred Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris as British mercenaries sent to Africa to restore a leader to power. William Monahan is set to write the script, based on the novel by Daniel Carney. New Republic’s Brian Oliver is producing with Filmula’s Johnny Lin, and Greg Shapiro and Patrick Milling Smith are also producing… Read
Steve Mnuchin’s Actress Wife Apologizes For Her “Let Them Eat Cake” Instagram Moment
“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton said this afternoon in a statement, by way of apologizing for her gone-viral “Let Them Eat Cake” Instagram moment that tore up today’s TV news turf.
In addition to her clenched-teeth statement, the Treasury Department says the Mnuchins have promised to reimburse the cost of her trip to Kentucky, and… Read
‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers Hint At Four Seasons For Series
Netflix’s Stranger Things, the hit throwback sci-fi supernatural mystery series that landed 18 Emmy nominations this year, might already have an endgame. Creators/showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer told New York Magazine in an interview posted today that they envision four seasons for the series, which returns for its Season 2 on October 27.
"We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," Ross Duffer told the magazine, which featured the show on its latest… Read
‘Malcolm X’ Series Based On Manning Marable’s Biography In Works By Critical Content
Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention, is being adapted as a television series by Critical Content and writer David Matthews (Boardwalk Empire, Tyrant).
Matthews will pen the adaptation with Critical Content’s Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, and Ray Ricord executive producing. Dr. Leith Mullings and Michael Tyner will serve as producers and consultants.
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is considered the definitive history of… Read
ABC Developing Legal Thriller From Marcia Clark & Mandeville TV
ABC has put in development a drama from former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, writer-producers Elizabeth Craft & Sara Fain (The 100), ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville TV.
Penned by Clark, Craft and Fain, the untitled project is described as “part legal thriller, part confessional, part revenge fantasy.” It centers on a female prosecutor who loses the trial of the century and is shredded by the media in the process. The drama chronicles what happens when 8… Read
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves And Hispanic Groups Meet About Latino Representation Commitments
A group of Hispanic advocacy organizations says CBS, whose top programming execs took tough TCA questions about casting diversity, has agreed to “record commitments to represent Latinos at the network.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition says CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves met last week with Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and chair of the National Latino Media Council, and Alex Nogales… Read
Thomas Meehan Dies; ‘Spaceballs’, ‘Annie’ & ‘The Producers’ Author Was 88
Thomas Meehan, a low-key, literary writer for The New Yorker magazine who found fortune, if not fame, as author of the books for such blockbuster musicals as Annie and The Producers, has died. The man who made Mel Brooks laugh was 88 and lived in Greenwich Village. Sasha Charnin Morrison, the daughter of Meehan’s Annie collaborator Martin Charnin, announced the news on Instagram.
Meehan’s credits as one of the top craftsmen of books for Broadway musicals include I Remember… Read
Jay & Dr. Phil McGraw’s Stage 29 Inks First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios, Taps Julia Eisenman As Head Of Scripted
Following the successful start of CBS drama Bull, series executive producers Jay McGraw and Dr. Phil McGraw are ramping up their scripted efforts. The father-and-son duo have signed a first-look deal for their Stage 29 Productions at CBS Television Studios, the studio behind Bull, and have recruited Julia Eisenman, SVP Development at EveryWhere Studios, to head up scripted television at Stage 29.
Under the pact, the McGraws, through Stage 29, will develop new scripted… Read
‘Arrow’ Actor Michael Rowe Goes For Punk Rock Drama In Indie ‘Crown And Anchor’
Arrow actor Michael Rowe is switching gears from superhero fare to character-driven indie grit with the upcoming feature Crown And Anchor. Rowe not only stars in the film, but also co-wrote the film with Matt Wells and his brother Andrew, who directed. Rowe also serves as a producer alongside Wells.
Made on a $300,000 budget and dubbed a “punk rock drama,”,the film’s trailer impresses with its production quality and indie flair. The film follows police officer James… Read
Bill Pullman Joins Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Movie As A Veep Himself
EXCLUSIVE: He's played the President who saved the world twice in the Independence Day movies and now Bill Pullman will play a Vice President in Adam McKay's film about Dick Cheney.
With Christian Bale set as the controversial and Darth Vader-nicknamed 46th VP in what is now being called Backseat, Pullman will play Nelson Rockefeller in the pic. As well as a frequent would-be Presidential candidate, the scion of one of America's richest families served as Governor of New… Read
Netflix Film ‘The Week Of’ Adds Germar T. Gardner; Jimmy Smagula Cast In ‘Stano’
Germar T. Gardner is set for a supporting role in the Netflix/Happy Madison Production upcoming film The Week Of, starring Chris Rock and Adam Sandler with Robert Smigel directing. Gardner will play Ethridge, the cousin of Chris Rock’s character in the film, which brings together the families of a soon-to-be married couple as the final preparations for the wedding ceremony begin. Sandler and Smigel penned the script, which Allen Covert and Sandler are producing. The film… Read
‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer Teases Trump’s Influence On New Season Of FX Anthology
Just yesterday we were treated to the opening-credits sequence to American Horror Story: Cult, the next installment of Ryan Murphy’s FX horror anthology. After teaser posters and videos of clowns and bees, FX has released the first trailer to the series, which reveals a plot that seems to stem from the repercussions of the 2016 election.
Based on the opening credits, Murphy’s Instagram teases and the title-reveal stunt at Comic-Con, Cult has been hinting that the Donald… Read