Forest Whitaker Set As ‘Empire’ Guest Star; Plays Music Hitmaker In Multi-Episode Arc
Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on Fox’s Empire this fall, playing "Uncle Eddie," described as a charismatic music icon and hitmaker who gave Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay.
Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment's 20th anniversary.
‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Coming To Life At Warner Bros
EXCLUSIVE: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is coming to a pod near you, courtesy of producer John Davis and Warner Bros. David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And Dragons, The Conjuring 2) is penning another remake of the classic film — and there couldn’t be a better remake to do. In the 1970s, the last time it was remade with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy (who had been in the first remake), the United Artists movie became a political statement about cult… Read
‘Damnation’: Zach McGowan Set To Recur In USA Period Drama
Black Sails alum Zach McGowan is set for a recurring role opposite Logan Marshall-Green and Killian Scott in USA Network’s period drama Damnation from writer-poet-critic Tony Tost (Longmire), Entertainment 360's Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport, and James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line).
An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators Reteam With HBO On ‘Confederate’ Alt-History Drama Series
Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set their follow-up series to the blockbuster fantasy drama. They will reteam with HBO for Confederate, an alt-history original drama series.
Written by Benioff and Weiss, who also will showrun, Confederate chronicles events leading to the Third American Civil War. It takes place in an alternate timeline, where the Southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery… Read
Innovative Artists Promotes Tamra Goins To Head Comedy Division
Innovative Artists has promoted Tamra Goins to head the agency’s comedy division. She’ll manage the department alongside agent Steven Muller and the agency’s EVP Nevin Dolcefino.
"Once Tamra joined our team three years ago, her positive impact was immediately evident," said Innovative's President Scott Harris in a statement. "Her collaborative spirit and exceptional skills have proven to be a tremendous asset to the evolution of our already successful comedy… Read
Comic-Con: Essential Panels, Surprises + Backstage With Ricky Whittle Of ‘American Gods’
"It's like Disneyland for adults — I still geek out," American Gods star and Comic-Con veteran Ricky Whittle says of the colossal San Diego confab that officially kicks off tomorrow. To help negotiate the July 20-23 fanboy and fangirl extravaganza, Whittle and his backstage insights joined Deadline to, er, whittle the hundreds of panels, activations and events that fill SDCC's schedule to its core essentials.
Check out Deadline's Comic-Con 2017 video preview and see who… Read
Auteur Ambitions ‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Valerian’ To Brawl At Weekend Box Office
Two very expensive movies, both personal stories to each of their directors, are facing off at the weekend box office with openings that are expected to be less than spectacular when juxtaposed to their $150 million-plus production costs.
Over the past month in tracking, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk has had the upper hand over Luc Besson’s French comic-book feature adaptation Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, with opening ranges… Read
Peter Bart: Can ‘Dunkirk’s Christopher Nolan Sell Brit-Centric WWII Tale To U.S. Filmgoers?
Poised and primped as always in his crisp blazer, Christopher Nolan takes center stage Friday as a forceful advocate for his ambitious film Dunkirk. In his pitch to filmgoers and to the media, Nolan urges viewers to see Dunkirk as a Hitchcockian suspense movie, not as a conventional war film. Indeed Nolan's repeated references to Hitchcock reflect his reverence for his mentor's showmanship in promoting his films, as well as for his directing gifts.
Reserved and formal by… Read
‘Hawaii Five-0’: Ian Anthony Dale Upped To Regular, Meaghan Rath & Beulah Koale Join Cast After Shake-Up
Ian Anthony Dale has been promoted to series regular and Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set as regulars opposite Alex O’Loughlin in Hawaii Five-0, which begins its eighth season September 29 on CBS. The trio was cast following the departures of series vets Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, who were not able to agree on new deals to return for another season.
Dale has recurred as Adam Noshimuri since Season 2, becoming a trusted confidant and resource for the team, who… Read
Well Go USA Gets In On Action With ‘Triple Threat’ Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Triple Threat, the Arclight Films action thriller that teams a slew of big-name international action stars including Michael Jai White, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins and Michael Bisping. The deal will see the film aim for a U.S theatrical release in early 2018.
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, the movie centers on a down-and-out band of mercenaries (Ong Bak‘s Jaa, The Raid‘s Uwais and M… Read
‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Stars In Chilling Crime Thriller
Universal Pictures has released the trailer for its forthcoming crime thriller The Snowman, from director Tomas Alfredson and based on Jo Nesbo’s novel. Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons, the film is slated to hit theaters October 20, just in time for Halloween.
The pic follows elite crime squad detective Harry Hole (Fassbender) who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He… Read
Vincent D’Onofrio Taps ‘Valerian’s Dane DeHaan To Play Billy The Kid In Suretone Western
EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of opening in the Luc Besson-directed Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan has been set to star as gunslinger Billy The Kid in The Kid, a Western that Suretone Pictures is backing. He will star alongside Ethan Hawke in the feature directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. The Andrew Lanham-scripted pic focuses on the infamous gunfighter in a tale told through the eyes of a young boy who reaches out to his hero to help save his family.