IFC Lands Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built;’ Cannes
IFC Films acquired U.S. rights to Lars Von Trier’s THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. The film stars Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CNC, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, The Media Programme of the… Read
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Hits Amazon Prime Post-Theatrical
Amazon will bring Steven Soderbergh's new Channing Tatum heist comedy Logan Lucky to its Prime Video customers during the movie’s exclusive first-run US streaming window, Amazon said today.
Logan Lucky hits theaters August 18, 2017 and is expected to be released on Prime Video during the first quarter of 2018. Amazon has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Soderbergh’s Fingerprint Releasing on theatrical film projects.
Soderbergh formed film distributor… Read
Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In PDF Form
For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a PDF version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… Read
‘Andi Mack’ Gets Season 2 Renewal From Disney Channel
Andi Mack is coming back. Less than two months after its premiere, the live-action Disney Channel series has been renewed for Season 2.
The cable net cited “strong and consistently growing ratings” for the renewal. Andi Mack, from Lizzie Maguire creator Terri Minsky, ranks as the No. 1 TV series of 2017 to date among girls 6-11, girls 9-14 and girls 6-14.
“There is not another series out right now – on any platform – that speaks to our core demographic with the… Read
Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Picked Up By IFC Films – Cannes
IFC Films is taking U.S. rights to Lars Von Trier’s next movie, The House That Jack Built, which will star Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. IFC also distributed the director’s 2009 film Antichrist.
The project, which follows a serial killer, was originally a TV series before Von Trier decided to turn it back into a feature, which he will shoot for under 9 million Euros. Washington, 1970s, we follow the highly intelligent Jack… Read
‘Power’: Hulu Lands Streaming Rights To Starz Drama Series
Starz’s hit drama series Power is coming to Hulu. Under the deal announced today by Hulu and Lionsgate, seasons one and two of the top-rated series are now available for streaming, and season three will be available later this year. Future seasons of Power also will become available to stream in their entirety on Hulu and all seasons of the series will remain on Starz’s channels and services.
Power continues to break viewership records, with the most recent third season… Read
Sean Hannity Will Be Back, Fox Confirms: Naysayers “Are Going To Look Foolish”
Sean Hannity is taking his usual Memorial Day Weekend vacation, Fox News says in answer to speculation that the more-controversial-than-ever host was heading the way of Bill O’Reilly.
“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” Fox said in a statement today. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish."
The network’s statement supports Hannity’s tweet last night (see it below): “Uh oh… Read
‘Get Shorty’ Trailer: First Look At Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano Epix Starrer
Epix has released the first trailer for Get Shorty, its 10-episode original series starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, from MGM TV. The hourlong dark comedy is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld's 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.
Written by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment, Damages), Get Shorty follows Miles Daly (O'Dowd), a hitman… Read
‘The Mummy’ London Premiere Canceled Following Manchester Attack
Universal Pictures has canceled the UK premiere of Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy, in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. The premiere had been set for June 1.
The studio said today, "All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers. Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for The Mummy… Read
Manchester Attack Updates: Police Not Sharing Info With U.S. After Leaks; Eight “Significant” Arrests Made
In more developments of the Manchester bombing which left 22 dead on Monday, police investigating the attack have reportedly stopped sharing information with the U.S. after there had been leaks of evidence and information to the media.
According to the BBC, British police are withholding sensitive information from Washington after a series of damaging leaks have "outraged" UK security officials. A move like this would break years of close counterterrorism co-operation… Read
Sony Pictures Classics Lands Watergate Scandal Film ‘The Silent Man;’ Liam Neeson As ‘Deep Throat’ Mark Felt
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has landed North American rights to The Silent Man, the Peter Landesman-directed film that stars Liam Neeson as Mark Felt. The longtime FBI #2 man under J Edgar Hoover, Felt will go down in history as Deep Throat, the nickname of the whistle blower and primary source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they uncovered the Watergate scandal that toppled the Nixon Administration. In the backdrop of the recent… Read
GLAAD: Major Films Snub LGBTQ Characters Again
GLAAD's annual report card is out, and three of the major film studios – Disney, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate – have been given failing grades for their underrepresentation of LGBTQ characters in the films they released last year.
Universal, with five of its 17 films featuring LGBTQ characters, was the only studio to be rated "Insufficient" – the highest mark given out this year. No studios were rated "Good" this time, and none ever has received an "Excellent"… Read