Emily Blunt Saddles Up For ‘My Little Pony’
Hasbro and Lionsgate have set Emily Blunt to voice a new character in Hasbro's first full-length animated feature film, My Little Pony. She joins Kristin Chenoweth, Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball. The film is currently set for global theatrical release on November 3, 2017. Jayson Theissen is directing and Hasbro executives Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis as producers. Lionsgate distributes and markets the film globally… Read
Samantha Bee Vs. The Guys On Late Night, Plus: The Coming Tony Awards Wars? – Gerard & Roth
EXCLUSIVE: Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry (and whatever else might be on their minds), the only stipulation being no holds barred.
GERARD: This week saw the debut of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, after a campaign that I thought was as long-winded and self-important as the Presidential nominees that the former Daily Show star and her colleagues have been dining on since forever… Read
‘Little People’ Animated Musical Comedy Series To Premiere On Sprout
Little People, a new animated musical comedy series from Mattel and its Hit Entertainment, is set to premiere March 7 on Sprout.
Based on the original Fisher Price brand and created for children ages 2-5, Little People celebrates the power of collaborative play. In the series, preschoolers are invited to join five lovable 'little people' as they embark on imaginative adventures, inspired by their playful antics in a typical suburban backyard.
Sprout has ordered 52… Read
Paramount Closing Domestic Deal For George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’- Berlin
Paramount is believed to be closing a domestic deal for George Clooney’s Suburbicon, in the $10 million range, sources have confirmed to Deadline. The deal was being worked out Friday night. CAA is handling the domestic sale. Bloom is selling international rights. Black Bear Pictures is fully financing. Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin are attached. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, a dark domestic dramedy. Joel Silver produces for Silver Pictures alongside… Read
Obama Declines To Dance For Ellen DeGeneres’ Show; Republic Still Standing
If you had money on Barack Obama becoming the first sitting president to dance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show when he taped his appearance today, we have bad news.
“I was watching some of the dance moves backstage,” Obama said when he finally walked onstage, at the Warner Bros lot this afternoon, referencing her audience warm-up entertainment. “You guys were doing pretty good.”
No dance, Obama decided. “They set the bar too high,” he said, according to the pool report.
“How do… Read
Russell Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards Set To Brings Laughs & Honor Oscars Snubs
Days before the 88th Academy Awards, Russell Simmons’ multi-platform digital entertainment outfit All Def Digital is injecting some much needed levity into the conversation about Hollywood’s diversity problem with the All Def Movie Awards, a live event hosted by Tony Rock, (yes, Oscar-host Chris Rock’s brother) happening February 24 at the TLC Chinese Theater. The event will throw some shade the Oscars’ way, while also recognizing some of 2015’s best films. They’re “not… Read
Michael Moore Sidelined As ‘Where To Invade Next’ Opens – Specialty Preview
After teasing late last year a bus tour to promote his new film Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore announced last week that he was being hospitalized with pneumonia and asked his fans to take to social media to promote the title’s release this weekend (he’s apparently now resting at home). Tom Quinn, who is leading the title’s release along with Jason Janego and Drafthouse Films’ Tim League, said they are concentrating on getting the film out before announcing a name for… Read
Four Studios Bidding On ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn’s Short Story ‘The Grownup’: Hot Package Du Jour
EXCLUSIVE: While most of the movie deal makers are focused on Berlin, there’s a hot package in Hollywood that has got studios hot and bothered. I’m told that Universal, Fox, Paramount and TriStar so far are in the mix on The Grownup, a package built around the short story by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Natalie Krinsky will adapt the tale, and Mike De Luca and Flynn will produce together what is her first big project since Gone Girl became a big hit movie. Studios read… Read
Peter Bart: Oscar Trail Is Long And Winding For The Smart Filmmakers Of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘The Big Short’
Adam McKay puts it this way: "For the past four and a half months, 'this' is my career, my full-time job." The 'this' consists of promoting The Big Short on the awards circuit, a campaign that has encompassed hundreds of screenings (there's one tomorrow for members of Congress), at least 40 Q&A sessions in Los Angeles and New York, meetings with economists at the Brookings Institution and even an encounter with Sen. Bernie Sanders that resulted in an "excellent film"… Read
‘Outlander’ Season 2 Trailer: Is It Even Possible To Change The Future?
Having already announced the premiere date for the sophomore season of hit time travel/romance/period/action drama Outlander – April 9 by the way – Starz has followed it up with the official season 2 trailer. Based on the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, season two picks up from where season one left off. Claire and Jamie have traveled to France intending to infiltrate the Jacobite rebels and if… Read
Obamageddon Is In Effect As POTUS Arrives In L.A. For ‘Ellen’ & Fundraisers – Update
UPDATE, 3:36 PM: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will be facing off tonight in another Democratic debate but L.A. drivers are about to hit the traffic wall we call Obamageddon. Yes, Air Force One has just landed at LAX and President Barack Obama is on his way to a taping of Ellen DeGeneres' show over in Burbank in the next hour. Look up, you might see Marine One flying over the city.
All of which means there will likely be some dancing between an already farewell… Read
Endurance Media Taps Steve Barnett As Production Prexy, Acquires Trio Of Scripts
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Richards' Endurance Media has set Steve Barnett to be President of Production, as the company has picked up three scripts from Black List writers Tyler Marceca, Michael Diliberti and Daniel Kunka. Barnett joins James Tomlinson, who is VP Production. Endurance Media, which has a strategic alliance with Entertainment One Films, was founded last year by Richards, a longtime Silver Pictures executive. Here are the scripts:
Malpractice, written by Tyler… Read