Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ Starring Robert De Niro Heading To Netflix?
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, may be heading to Netflix which apparently offered $105M for a full buyout of the film this afternoon after its Mexican financier, Gaston Pavlovich of Fabrica de Cine fell out, one source involved with the project told Deadline. Meanwhile, it is known that STX had already signed agreements with all output partners to the tune of $50M with about $40M more accumulated in tax credits and incentives. The negotiations… Read
‘This Is Us’ EPs On Tearjerker ‘Memphis’ Episode, Its Impact On Randall & Future Storylines
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's This Is Us episode “Memphis”
Milo Ventimiglia warned us today on Twitter: We’re going to need that day off from school or work tomorrow after tonight’s This Is Us episode “Memphis” which is arguably one of the series’ biggest tearjerkers to date in its 16-episode run. This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman also chimed in earlier today telling fans on Twitter “Tonight is everything. Performances will simply blow you… Read
Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Promises Ben Carson Will Find “True Meaning Of HUD”
Ben Carson has his work cut out for him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Stephen Colbert believes. after Carson joined President Donald Trump onstage this morning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Trump’s museum tour and photo op was damage control for last week's news conference, in which he suggested to a female African-American journalist that she set up a meeting between him and black lawmakers. Trump also got ridiculed… Read
Leah Adler Dies: Steven Spielberg’s Mother Was 97
Steven Spielberg's mother, Leah Adler, passed away on February 21, according to a spokesperson for Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Partners. She was 97.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Leah's name.
Known as Lee Lee to her family and friends, Adler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Philip Posner and Jennie (Fridman) Posner. At an early age she developed a love of music when she learned piano, later… Read
Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role
Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise.
"I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise.
"It was a very long time ago, and I do… Read
‘The Resident’: Manish Dayal Stars, Bruce Greenwood Co-Stars In Fox Drama Pilot
UPDATED: The Hundred-Foot Journey star Manish Dayal is set as the lead and Star Trek‘s Bruce Greenwood will co-star in The Resident, Fox’s medical drama pilot written by Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza), Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi (Code Black), directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Antoine Fuqua.
The Resident centers on Devon Pravesh (Dayal), an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident, Conrad… Read
UCLA Diversity Report Downplays Gains Made By Industry’s Women and Minorities
Downplaying the gains women and minorities have made in Hollywood in recent years – and the industry's efforts to increase those numbers – UCLA's “2017 Hollywood Diversity Report” says its goal is "to set the record straight with respect to the myths, half-truths, and excuses industry decision-makers have used to justify business-as-usual on the diversity front."
But the report, while breaking little new ground, actually paints a gloomier picture than its own data… Read
Weinstein Co. Replanting ‘Tulip Fever’ In The Summer
The 17th century period romance starring Oscar winners Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench will now spring up in the late summer on August 25.
Initially, the movie directed by Justin Chadwick was scheduled for July 15, then Weinstein Co. announced back in July 6 last year that Tulip Fever would sprout this Friday.
Tulip Fever is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, and adapted by Tom Stoppard. Pic centers around a married woman (Vikander)… Read
Brad William Henke Joins CBS’ Jenny Lumet Drama Pilot; Emayatzy Corinealdi In ‘The Get’
Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) has booked a series-regular role in CBS' drama pilot the Untitled Jenny Lumet Project, a character-based procedural from writer Lumet and exec producers Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Richard Shepard, who also directs. Penned by Lumet with Grant supervising, the untitled drama centers on an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who solve myriad crimes… Read
‘Logan’ Review: The Marvel Comic Book Movie For People Who Hate Marvel Comic Book Movies
After some nine X-Men movies of various stripes and styles including a couple of previous stand-alone Wolverine films, I had little hope that the best was yet to come. But indeed it has come in the form of Logan, a smart, exciting, bittersweet kickass of a way to send off the Wolverine movies with a final chapter that works on every level. As I say in my video review above, Hugh Jackman, who made this character the hallmark of his film career, takes this version to a… Read
Simon Kinberg Looking To Direct Next ‘X-Men’?
No one is commenting and that is the posture they’ve taken with Deadline for weeks, but web reports are starting to surface about the next X-Men and that Simon Kinberg will write and direct it. Again, Fox and Kinberg’s reps continue to dismiss it, but there’s fire behind the smoke. Kinberg has been a backbone for the X-Men franchise and its spinoffs, so it makes perfect sense he would take a crack at one of the films, especially when interest is so keen after Deadpool and… Read
‘Behind Enemy Lines’: Marg Helgenberger Cast In Fox Drama Pilot
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alumna Marg Helgenberger has joined the series regular cast of Fox's Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie.
Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It’s described as a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and… Read