Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti
After a lengthy search, young British actor Daniel Ezra has been cast as the lead in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. It centers on Spencer James (Ezra), a rising high school football player from South L.A… Read
‘Once Upon A Time’ Series Finale: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas & Emilie de Ravin Returning
The fairy tale gang is coming back together.
Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are making good on their promise of “many familiar faces to the end,” with the announcement today that Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Belle French (Emilie de Ravin) are returning for the finale of the ABC series after their departure this season.
Said Kitsis and Horowitz in a joint statement, “Seven years… Read
Mark Zuckerberg Weighs In On Cambridge Analytica, Acknowledges “Mistakes” And Pledges “This Won’t Happen Again”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in for the first time on reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm advising the Trump campaign, had gained unauthorized access to millions of users’ personal information.
Zuckerberg said the social media platform has an obligation to protect its users’ data and outlined the steps Facebook is taking to crack down on abuse of its platform.
“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve… Read
Tessa Thompson Joins Sony’s ‘Men In Black’ Offshoot
Thor: Ragnarok and Westworld actress Tessa Thompson has signed up for Sony Pictures' Men in Black spinoff, which is said to be more of an ensemble piece than the previous films that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. F. Gary Gray is directing the pic from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Neither Smith nor Lee are expected to return, but the film builds on the contemporary sci-fi world they inhabited. The MIB spinoff will expand on the original premise of… Read
‘Our People’: Matthew Glave & Skai Jackson Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot From Lee Daniels
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce alum Matthew Glave and Skai Jackson (Bunk’d, Jessie) have rounded out the series regular cast of Our People, Fox's culture-clash single-camera comedy pilot from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran.
The project from Lee Daniels Entertainment, Endemol Shine and 20th Century Fox TV is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple.
Written by Chandrasekaran and directed by Trent O'Donnell, Our Peo… Read
Abrams Artists Sweeps In To Sign Team USA Curling Gold Medal Winner Matt Hamilton
EXCLUSIVE: Abrams Artists Agency has signed Matt Hamilton, the mustachioed member of Team USA’s gold medal-winning men’s curling team at last month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. He became NBC’s poster child of sorts amid the Americans’ surprising run through the field — which included victories over Canada and then Sweden in the finale to clinch the first U.S. gold in the sport, led by team captain John Shuster.
Hamilton’s Hollywood rep deal covers all areas… Read
‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Teaser Trailer: Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon Vs. The Bad Guys
OK, Mila Kunis — do you want the bad news or the worse news first? Well then, your ex-boyfriend’s at the door, and he’s really a spy. And there’s a trail of deadly assassins on his trail. Have a nice day!
Here is the first teaser trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me, in which Audrey (Kunis) and her best bud Morgan (Kate McKinnon) dive headlong into international intrigue. Rather than, say, slamming the apartment door on said ex (Justin Theroux) — who says, “Some bad people… Read
No. 7 ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament
When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament for 2017, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources.
New Hollywood Podcast: Shangela Dishes On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens And Working On The Remake Of ‘A Star Is Born’
Ever since Shangela appeared on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, her infectious charm and battle cry of “Halleloo!” have become popular among Drag Race fans and beyond. After appearing on the sophomore season of the popular reality competition show, she went on and competed again in the third season and more recently in RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Shangela has since become a banner name in the drag community and has appeared in many TV shows and films. She… Read
Tribeca Film Festival Sets ‘The Trayvon Martin Story’, ‘Cobra Kai’ For Tribeca TV Lineup
The Tribeca Film Festival prides itself on its slate of movies, but their TV lineup is just as robust and impressive. Now in its 17th year, the festival will bring some of the most anticipated titles form the small screen to their Tribeca TV and N.O.W. (New Online Work) sections. The festival takes place April 18-29.
The Tribeca TV line-up includes 18 shows made up of eight series premieres, three season premieres, one mid-season premiere, two feature documentaries and… Read
‘Suits’: Amanda Schull Promoted To Series Regular For Season 8 Of USA Drama
Suits continues to beef up its ranks as it prepares to bid farewell to two original cast members. One of Suits’ longest recurring cast members, Amanda Schull, who plays fan favorite Katrina Bennett, has been promoted to a series regular for the USA Network legal drama's recently ordered eighth season.
Schull is one of of three new additions to Suits‘ series regular cast for Season 8, which will not feature Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. She joins Dulé Hill, who was… Read
‘Cobra Kai’ Trailer: William Zabka And Ralph Macchio’s Rivalry Isn’t Over In The Continuation Of ‘The Karate Kid’ Saga
In the ’80s, William Zabka was the go-to if you needed an actor to play a high school bully. Of all his movies it was his role as cocky, red leather jacket-clad bigshot Johnny who tormented Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) in the original Karate Kid. As seen in the trailer above, YouTube Red revisits this classic story in Cobra Kai, but instead of focusing on bullied, the original series focuses on the reformed bully.
The series, which will debut in April at the Tribeca… Read