Joey King Will Be ‘Going In Style'; Emory Cohen Enlists In Netflix’s ‘War Machine’
Joey King has joined Zach Braff’s next directorial effort Going In Style, alongside Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. A remake of the 1979 caper film starring Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, and George Burns, the film will follow a trio of elderly retirees who decide to enliven their relatively dull existence by embarking on a criminal career. King will portray Caine’s granddaughter. The role continues King’s working relationship with Braff, having previously… Read
NBC & Lester Holt Eke Out July Sweep Win Over ABC & David Muir
In ratings like the horse races, a win is a win if you have the lead and NBC Nightly News has the lead – by a very slim margin. NBC averaged 7.904 million viewers and an audience of 1.913 million among adults 18-49 in the July sweep – the first one with Lester Holt fully at the helm. While the 8th straight July sweep win for NBC the numbers were so close with ABC World News With David Muir that this is almost a tie between the battling network news units.
Up 1% from last… Read
‘Ricki And The Flash’ Review: Astonishing Meryl Streep Rocks Out
EDITORS NOTE: Due to technical issues, the video version of this review will accompany the article later in the week.
Is there anything Meryl Streep can’t do? In Ricki And The Flash she sings the hits and then manages to hit you in the heart as a lowly San Fernando Valley club rocker who never quite made it in the big time and suffers from a dysfunctional family she basically abandoned. The film presents Streep at her absolute best, once again providing the 19-time Oscar… Read
Gabrielle Krengel Dies: Domain Talent Co-Founder Was 49
Veteran talent agent Gabrielle Krengel, partner at Domain Talent agency, died Monday, August 3. She was 49. Krengel had been diagnosed with cancer in late 2014, for which she underwent treatment. In July, she had fallen ill from pulmonary embolisms, complications from which ultimately caused her death.
Krengel’s passing shocked many in the talent world as very few had been aware that she was sick. “She didn’t tell anyone, so no one had the chance to tell her how loved she… Read
Chris Carlson To Head New Production Company Under All3Media America Umbrella
Veteran exec producer and Undercover Boss showrunner Chris Carlson will head up Commonwealth Unscripted, a newly formed production company under the All3Media America umbrella, the prodco behind Undercover Boss.
Commonwealth will create, develop and sell original unscripted ideas that it will produce in partnership with All3Media America, the Los Angeles-based studio for UK’s All3Media. In addition to starting Commonwealth, Carlson will continue to serve as exec producer… Read
Rosemarie DeWitt Chimes In For ‘La La Land’
EXCLUSIVE: Rosemarie DeWitt has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical film set in contemporary Los Angeles and starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as the aspiring actress he falls in love with. Dewitt is set to play Gosling sister in the pic, which follows Gosling and Stone’s characters as they discover that balancing love and art in such the cutthroat climate of LA isn't easy.
The Lionsgate/Summit pic has already set a… Read
‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ To Get 40th Anniversary Re-Release In The UK
Classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail is getting a special one-night-only re-release in the UK to mark the film’s 40th anniversary. Park Circus and Sony Pictures will release the 1975 gaffer in over 500 UK cinemas on Wednesday 14th October 2015. The film will be shown for the first time in a new sing-a-long version.
The surviving Pythons Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese have recorded a special introduction to play before the… Read
Kurt Russell’s ‘Bone Tomahawk’ Lands Deal Ahead Of Fantastic Fest Bow
RLJ Entertainment has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the Kurt Russell-starring Bone Tomahawk, the Caliber Media horror-Western written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The deal comes ahead of the pic’s world premiere as the closing-night film at Fantastic Fest, the annual genre film showcase that kicks off next month in Austin.
The deal marks the first title acquired under the RLJ Entertainment brand after it previously released its theatrical titles under the Image… Read
Why Tyra Banks Returned To Daytime TV With ‘FABLife’ – TCA
When Tyra Banks’ self-titled daytime talk show went off the air at the end of 2009, it appeared as though the former model was done with the format. She talked about being a film producer with her Bankable Studios as well as extending the brands of her signature shows, America’s Top Model and True Beauty.
This morning at ABC Daytime’s portion of TCA, Banks made it known — she’s back. While she was courted by ABC over the years to return to the daytime format, what made… Read
Miranda Rae Mayo Joins ABC’s ‘Blood And Oil’ In Recasting
Miranda Rae Mayo (Pretty Little Liars, The Game) has joined ABC’s new fall drama Blood And Oil as a series regular in a recasting. She’ll take over the role of Lacey Briggs, the younger daughter of Hap, played by Caitlin Carver in the pilot. The recasting of the role was due to the character being reconceived to be a bit older, according to ABC.
Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne and executive produced by Tony Krantz, Blood And Oil, centers on a young working-class… Read
‘Fantastic Four’ Will Top Busy Box Office Weekend – Preview
While tomorrow will see the fan fueled debut of Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep from Lionsgate, this weekend the No. 1 and 2 spots are expected to be 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four and Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Fantastic Four is expected to gross between $40M and $50M for the three-day weekend and MIRN may end up dropping around 50% or more to grab in the mid-$20M range. MIRN will still be holding onto its IMAX screens which will give it… Read
‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ratings Rise, ‘Significant Mother’ Debuts Soft, ‘SYTYCD’ & ‘Bear Grylls’ Up
It's only the second night of the Season 2 premiere of Bachelor In Paradise (1.3/5) and already we had a wedding. Well, a wedding from last season's engaged couple Lacy and Marcus actually – but it certainly ups everyone's game. And the nuptials helped up the ratings results for the ABC series with an 18% uptick from the August 2 debut, which was down double-digits among the demo from the year before. Compared to its Monday August 4, 2014 debut, last night's BiP was… Read