Arrow/Flash Superhero Team-Up Spinoff In Works At CW; Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz Star
EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics superheroes are uniting in a potential new drama series at the CW, a spinoff from hits Arrow and The Flash that will feature several fan-favorite recurring actors/characters from both shows. I have learned that the network has teamed with Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim for a project eyed for next season toplined by Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz.
The untitled project, now in… Read
Will ‘The Crow’ Fly With Jack Huston?
EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Studios has set its sights on Jack Huston to play the lead character in the Corin Hardy-directed remake of The Crow. Talks are in the early stage. This is the second coveted job Huston has been chased to do since his standout portrayal as the masked, war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Huston right now is starring in the other, playing the lead role in Ben-Hur, the massive pic inspired by the 1959 William Wyler-directed… Read
Priyanka Chopra Joins ABC’s ‘Quantico'; Brent Sexton In ‘Runner’
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!) has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot Quantico, executive produced by Mark Gordon, Josh Safran and Nick Pepper. It revolves around a group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. One will launch a devastating terrorist attack on the U.S. Chopra will play Alex Weaver, a brilliant but haunted FBI trainee whose past boils to the surface soon… Read
Alison Pill Cast In Jenna Bans ABC Pilot
The Newsroom alum Alison Pill has signed on to the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan. It follows the return of a politician's (Joan Allen) young son, Adam Warren (Liam James), who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what… Read
‘Secrets & Lies’ Review: Truth Is There’s Not Much There, Says Dominic Patten
The inside track about the 10-episode limited series Secret & Lies is that you've seen it all before. As I say in my video review above, this Ryan Phillippe- and Juliette Lewis-led series about a suburbanite married father of two suspected of killing a young boy is nothing more than a collection of clichés.
Based on the Australian series, ABC’s Secret & Lies — from Kapital Entertainment, ABC Studios and Down Under's Hoodlum Entertainment — has its two-hour premiere on… Read
‘Midnight Rider’ Court’s Wi-Fi Password Raises Questions Of Bias
The Wi-Fi password in the Georgia courthouse where the Midnight Rider defendants will be standing trial beginning March 9 appears to show a distinct bias against criminal defendants. The court's password is LOCKUMALLUP** (Lock ‘Em All Up — password partially redacted).
"That seems highly inappropriate to me," Don Samuel, the attorney representing Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, told Deadline.
Reporters covering the criminal trespassing and… Read
Marc Forster Sets Blake Lively, Jason Clarke For ‘All I See Is You’
World War Z helmer Marc Forster has set Blake Lively and Jason Clarke to star in All I See Is You, an SC International Pictures-funded indie that Forster wrote with Sean Conway. SC International Pictures, run by Michael Selby, will produce with Wing And A Prayer Pictures, LINK Entertainment and 2Dux2. Forster produces with Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby and Jillian Kugler. Brian Wilkins, Ron Perlman, the Sons Of Anarchy star behind Wing And A Prayer and Renee Wolfe will… Read
Meagan Good To Star In ‘Minority Report’ Fox Pilot
Meagan Good (Think Like A Man franchise) has signed on as the female lead in Fox's drama pilot Minority Report, a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed movie set 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs, Dash, struggles to lead a "normal" human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Good), who’s not afraid to break a few rules. Haunted by her past, Vega just might help him find a purpose to… Read
Power Rangers Fan Video Yanked From YouTube; Filmmakers Vow To Fight
A 14-minute Power Rangers fan video starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff that received more than 12 million YouTube views in two days has been yanked off the site after a copyright challenge by owner Saban Brands. The short film's producer is now vowing to put up a legal fight.
The Power/Rangers video was posted Tuesday on YouTube and Vimeo and was almost immediately taken down from Vimeo after the site received a complaint from billionaire Haim Saban’s company… Read
SPWA’s Faith Division AFFIRM Acquires ‘The Devil In Pew Number Seven’
AFFIRM Films, the faith based division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, has teamed with Mass Hysteria Entertainment to make a movie out The Devil In Pew Number Seven, the Rebecca Nichols Alonzo and Bob DeMoss book published in 2010 by Tyndale House. Steve Armour has been set to write the script.
The book tells the true story of Rebecca Nichols, who as a child moved with her father to a North Carolina town where he served as pastor. While he was welcomed by the… Read
Hollywood Ad Firm Ignition Creative Names COO
Carrie Wiltshire has been named Chief Operating Officer of Ignition Creative, the Santa Monica-based ad agency that formulates marketing materials and campaigns and services pretty much every Hollywood studio and network in town. Wiltshire, who had been with the company in various capacities since 2006, will be responsible for directing, administering and coordinating internal operational activities of the 275-member creative team worldwide.
Ignition recently worked on… Read
Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker Talk Show To Bow On Fox TV Stations This Summer
Lifestyle talker The Boris And Nicole Show, from married Hollywood couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, will air on select Fox-owned stations in several markets, including New York and LA, beginning July 6. The series will bring the couple’s take on topics ranging from current events to parenting and relationships, said Stephen Brown, EVP Programming and Development at FTS. Celebrity guests also will be featured. Kodjoe and Parker will serve as co-executive… Read