October 2012 Archive


Movie Castings: Nat Wolff In ‘Palo Alto Stories’, Bryan Callen In ‘Ride Along’

Nat Wolff is joining Palo Alto Stories in a leading role. Gia Coppola is writing and directing the project based on James Franco's short stories. Wolff plays stars as Fred, a gangly teen with a habit of getting into trouble. Stories is produced by Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini Productions and Sebastian Pardo. Wolff, son of actress Polly Draper, appears in upcoming Focus Features' Admissions with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd and Feed The Dog opposite Selena… Read


Ben Stiller Cinematheque Set Presenters

Jack Black, Patton Oswalt, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell and Jeffrey Katzenberg will lend support as live presenters. Ben Stiller receives the American Cinematheque Award at the organization's November 15 gala at the Beverly Hilton. The star of the upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as well as the Meet The Fockers, Madagascar and Night At The Museum movies plus Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Along Came Polly, is the Cinematheque's 26th honoree. Others signed up to poke… Read


Global Showbiz Briefs: Sitcom Showcase, ITV ‘Celebrity Splash’, HBO Go Asia & More

BBC Comedies Vie For Commissions At Salford Sitcom Showcase The BBC is taking a shot at remaking It Takes A Village, the 2010 ABC pilot by Casey Johnson & David Windsor that starred Leah Remini. Whether the UK version actually goes forward, however, will be in the hands of a live studio audience next month. For the second year in a row, the BBC is testing a crop of potential shows in front of a live audience at the Salford Sitcom Showcase, a three-day event during which… Read


GK Films Sued By ‘Little Murder’ Investors

On the day that AFM 2012 opens, a film that was sold at AFM 2009 got pulled into court. In a civil complaint filed today (read it here), MIME Investments claims that they lost $4 million on Little Murder because GK Films lied to them about how much the film would make in international sales. "Defendants intentionally provided Plaintiffs with overinflated false estimates for the foreign sales of the Picture and provided Plaintiffs with false assurances that the estimates… Read


AFM: Millennium Films Buys ‘Eliza Graves’

Millennium Films has acquired to rights to Eliza Graves, a thrilller to be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist). The movie is about a new physician who arrives to apprentice at a mental institution where he falls in love with a patient under circumstances that are more complicated than they seem. Joseph Gangemi's screenplay is based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether." Bruce Davey and Mel Gibson are producing Eliza Grave… Read


Deadline Advisory Mike Fleming: 2nd Update

2ND UPDATE: Mike Fleming and his family are very appreciative of the tremendous outpouring of sympathy from the entertainment community and Deadline readership. He asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Long Island Cares Food Bank at 10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way), Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039. His father's name is Michael Fleming Sr. The wake will be Saturday and Sunday at 7 PM on Long island. UPDATE: Mike's father died this afternoon from injuries… Read


WME Petitions Court For $1.95M From Tommy Lee Jones

William Morris Endeavor today filed a petition to get Tommy Lee Jones to pay the $1.95 million in commissions the state Labor Commissioner recently ruled the No Country For Old Men actor owes the agency. WME's filing today (read it here) with the California Superior Court arises out of the appeal the Oscar winner filed on October 10, with an amendment on October 19, against the Labor Commissioner's October 1 ruling. WME says it can still push for its money now because… Read


‘Common Law’ Now Officially Cancelled

USA Network has made its decision on Common Law official, pulling the plug on the freshman drama. “I can confirm to those who have asked that we are not renewing Common Law,” USA's SVP Ted Linhart tweeted this afternoon. “Thanks to all the fans who watched and expressed their support.” Related: USA's 'Common Law' Unlikely To Return USA had already pretty much written Common Law off — it let the options on the cast, led by Michael Ealy and Warren Kole, lapse. Additionally… Read


Hurricane Sandy Delays Jennifer Esposito’s Leave From CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’

This Friday, November 2, CBS was slated to air the episode in which Jennifer Esposito's character Jackie Curatola is being put on a leave of absence, and the first temporary new partner for Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), played by Megan Ketch, is introduced. However, I hear Hurricane Sandy delayed post-production on the episode of the drama, which is based in New York. As a result, Blue Bloods will air another original on Friday, a standalone episode featuring… Read


AFM: Jennifer Garner Near Deal To Star In Drama ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Garner is in talks to star in the long-gestating drama Dallas Buyers Club alongside Matthew McConaughey. The plot centers on a man who was given six months to live after contracting AIDS in 1986; he lived another six years by illegally smuggling medicine into the U.S., making sure a lot of other sufferers got them too. The spirit of the drama paints a picture at the time of powerful and unyielding bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration. We're… Read


Hollywood Mystery Drama From Michael Tolkin And Temple Hill Set Up To ABC

A year ago, ABC's Revenge kicked off its run and its mystery with a body found on a Hamptons beach. The soap put on the TV map Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey's Twilight producer Temple Hill, which is looking to replicate its success with another drama that starts with a body found on the opposite coast. Feature writer Michael Tolkin (Changing Lanes) will write/exec produce the project, titled Hollywood & Vines. In it, an A-list actress's body is discovered lifeless in her… Read


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