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Wes Anderson Returns With ‘Isle Of Dogs’; Stanley Tucci Back With ‘Final Portrait’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Isle Of Dogs

Wes Anderson fans will no doubt scramble to see the filmmaker's latest, Isle Of Dogs, which heads out to a half-dozen cities this weekend ahead of a wider release. The stop-motion animated film, opening via Fox Searchlight, includes an impressive ensemble cast along with newcomers in a cross-cultural and species amalgam. Isle Of Dogs will be the most tracked of this weekend's limited releases. Stanley Tucci heads out to theaters with Final Portrait Friday, his fifth big… Read


‘The Good Fight’: Mike Colter To Reprise ‘Good Wife’ Role In CBS All Access Sequel

EXCLUSIVE: Another fan favorite recurring character from The Good Wife is coming to the CBS legal drama’s sequel series on CBS All Access. Marvel’s Luke Cage star Mike Colter is set for a guest arc on the upcoming second season of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, reprising his role as Lemond Bishop. Lemond Bishop is a powerful Chicago drug lord who was a controversial major client of Lockhart/Gardner. He first appeared toward the end of the first season and quickly grew… Read


Allison Raskin Suburban Femme Podcast ‘Gossip’ Sets Cast

EXCLUSIVE:  Gossipthe 12-part fictional narrative podcast from New York Times bestselling author Allison Raskin has confirmed its cast as production ramps up for a June drop on the Stitcher network. Joining Raskin are Victoria Rowell (The Young and The RestlessDumb & Dumber), Beth Littleford (The Daily Show; Crazy, Stupid, Love), Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack), Peter Mackenzie (Black-ish), and Amanda Perez (Don Jon). Raskin, a Scarsdale, NY native, knows plenty about… Read


‘Street Fighter’ TV Series Based On Video Game Franchise In Works At eOne

Entertainment One/Mark Gordon has closed a deal to develop, produce and finance a TV series adaptation of the popular Street Fighter global video game franchise, with Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, the team behind the live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, set to executive produce. eOne will handle international sales on the project. Street Fighter the series will draw on the game's World Warrior story-arc — introduced in the 1991 Street F… Read


‘Champion,’ Action/Thriller Spec, Acquired By Studio 8

EXCLUSIVE: Studio 8 just brought in another project. The company has acquired the action/thriller Champion about two American brothers, wrongly sentenced to prison in Thailand, who are then forced to compete in Thai boxing for a chance to win their freedom. The company is now out to directors. This comes after Studio 8 recently acquired Graham Moore’s female strong, sci-fi thriller Naked is the Best Disguise, another sci-fi thriller from Robert Rodriguez and Max… Read


Donald Trump Counterprograms Playmate Interview Chatter With Spending Bill Veto Threat Tweet

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump appeared to take by surprise those Republicans still not familiar with the basics of television competition with his morning tweet that he is  “considering a VETO” of the Omnibus Spending Bill. Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway, for instance, had insisted this morning that Trump would sign the bill. Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan boasted that Trump “supports this bill…no two ways about it.” Trump, however, this morning tweeted he is considering… Read


Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers Signs With ICM Partners

He’s been the King of England and the King of rock ‘n roll in his various acting gigs. Now Jonathan Rhys Meyers has taken on a new role, that of client for ICM Partners, as the Irish-born actor has signed with the talent and literary agency for representation Rhys Meyers first gained praise for his performance in the Todd Haynes’ 1998 film Velvet Goldmine, which gained him a London Film Critics Circle Award. He went on to star in Gurdinder Chadha’s hit Bend It Like Beckham… Read


Senator Bernie Sanders Is First Guest For Mehdi Hasan Podcast ‘Deconstructed’

Attention, Bernie Bros: former presidential challenger and Senator Bernie Sanders will be the first guest on the new podcast Deconstructed, hosted by British journalist and author Mehdi Hasan and sponsored by The Intercept news organization. Hasan will also join The Intercept’s staff as a columnist and senior contributor. The new podcast is envisioned as unpacking the consequential news of the week and challenging the mainstream media's takes on American and global… Read


Sundance Winner ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Picked Up By FilmRise

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

FilmRise has acquired the North American rights to Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize-winning drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which will get a summer release this year. Directed by Desiree Akhavan, the coming-of-age film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, and Jennifer Ehle. It follows the titular character (Moretz), who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her… Read


‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season 2 Trailer: It’s Not All Laughs In The 1970s L.A. Stand-Up Scene

Radio interviewer to budding female comic and his audience: “Girls are funny too. Are they?” Her quick response: “Well, we have a great sense of humor — just ask some of the women you’ve slept with.” Radio guy: “Damn!” Here’s the first trailer for the 10-episode Season 2 of I’m Dying Up Here, Showtime’s series about the 1970s stand-up scene in Los Angeles — complete with the hair, clothes, inebrients and all else. Created by Dave Flebotte based on William Knoedelseder… Read


‘Homecoming’: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri & Jacob Pitts Set To Recur In Julia Roberts Amazon Series

Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without A Trace), Brooke Bloom (Gypsy), Ayden Mayeri (New Girl) and Jacob Pitts (The Sinner) have been cast in recurring roles opposite Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James in Homecoming, the half-hour drama from Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and Anonymous Content, which has a two-season straight-to-series order at Amazon. In addition, Fran Kranz (Major Crimes) is set for a guest role. Based on Gimlet Media's… Read


New Regency, BBC Films Breathe Life Into Buzz Horror ‘His House’ As Weinstein Co. Set To Drop Lawsuit

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EXCLUSIVE: New Regency and BBC Films have taken on rights to red-hot feature script His House, I understand. First-time UK writer-director Remi Weekes’ elevated genre title hit the headlines last summer when it became caught in a $10M ownership lawsuit launched by The Weinstein Company. Senior management at The Weinstein Company have now confirmed to me that the lawsuit will not be going ahead and the project is free to take off with its new backers. I gather those… Read