‘The Little Prince’ Trailer: New Spin On Classic Tale With Big Names
Jeff Lebowski notwithstanding, here’s the role that Jeff Bridges was born to voice. He’s the Aviator in The Little Prince, Paramount’s adaptation of the classic French story. As per usual with Tinseltown toons these days, there’s a tremendous voice cast; joining Le Dude are Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Bud Cort.
Mackenzie Foy stars as the Little Girl, whose life is planned out… Read
Eddie Redmayne Gets Dressed For ‘The Danish Girl’; Amy Berg Bows ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’: Specialty Preview
Oscar winners Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hooper launch their awards contender The Danish Girl this holiday weekend, coming on the heels of what has turned into a pretty good November following a slow fall start in September and October. Last weekend's launch of TWC's Carol as well as the successful expansions of Open Road's Spotlight and Searchlight's Brooklyn and others gave some zest that The Danish Girl should add to this Thanksgiving. In the non-fiction arena, FilmRise's J… Read
Female TV Biz Assistant: Why I Resigned After Making A Discrimination Complaint
With heightened awareness of gender disparities in the entertainment industry, one might think that companies would be extra sensitive to issues of gender discrimination. Based on the specific case of one woman who wanted to tell her story to Deadline, that does not necessarily seem to be the reality. Until she quit last week, Jane (not her real name) was the assistant to the head of scripted development at a company that's well known for the many TV shows it produces. Las… Read
‘Bones’ EP Sues Fox Over Profit Participation, Accuses Top Execs Of Cancellation Threats
EXCLUSIVE: Bones executive producer Barry Josephson and his lawyers have done the forensics on the long-running Fox series and claim they've found something rotten financially. In a detailed breach of contract and fraudulent inducement complaint filed today in L.A. Superior Court (read it here), Josephson says the "unrelenting" broadcaster stiffed him and others for potentially millions in promised profit participation. A Fox rep declined today to comment on Josephson’s… Read
Broadcast Networks Kick Off Thanksgiving Programming With Obama Message: Keep Calm, Carry On
Big 4 broadcast networks joined their cable news brethren today in carrying President Obama’s short Thanksgiving-eve statement to a jittery public about traveling, shopping, etc., over the holiday.
“As we go into Thanksgiving weekend, what I want the American people to know is that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe,” Obama said from the White House while flanked by some of his security bigwigs.
“All of us recognize how horrific and heinous what… Read
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale Ratings Down From 2014, ‘Chicago Med’ OK In Week 2
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a winner was crowned on Dancing With The Stars (2.4/8) last night, and we're getting closer to one on The Voice (2.1/7). As America gets ready for the holiday, usage slipped 4% from last week.
Up 4% among adults 18-49 from its Season 20 finale on May 19 this year for its best demo rating in almost a year, Tuesday's two-hour DWTS was down 17% from the Season 19 ender of November 25. And DWTS can't blame its lead-in — the A Charlie Brown Thanks… Read
Archery Pictures Rolls With Fiona Cummins’ Hot Book ‘Rattle’
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Liza Marshall and Kris Thykier’s Archery Pictures has optioned Rattle, the debut novel by former Daily Mirror showbiz reporter Fiona Cummins, to be adapted into a TV series. Dark and compelling, Rattle is about a sinister bone collector who has a macabre obsession with his museum of medical oddities. Now it seems the time has come for a fresh harvest, and it’s down to Detective Etta Fitzroy to hunt down this psychopath before he can… Read
‘Creed’ Sets Tuesday Preview Record As Thanksgiving B.O. Heats Up, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Isn’t Far Behind
Moviegoers beat the holiday rush at the box office last night, shelling out $1.4M to MGM/New Line’s Creed which Warner Bros. is distributing. The studio is calling this an industry record for Tuesday night previews during Thankgiving week.
The previous Tuesday night champs during Turkey week were Frozen at $1.2M and Horrible Bosses 2 at $1M.
Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur was also big, generating $1.3M from 7 PM shows last night, beating the $1.2M made by Frozen in… Read
SAG-AFTRA Executive’s Daughter Returns Home Safely – Update
UPDATE, 11:16 PM: SAG-AFTRA spokeswoman Pamela Greenwalt tells Deadline that Reyna Danielle Johnson-Calderon, the 21-year-old daughter of SAG-AFTRA executive Anna Calderon who has been missing since Friday, has returned home safely. No further information was available.
PREVIOUS, TUESDAY AM: Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding Reyna Danielle Johnson-Calderon, who was reported missing Monday after leaving her home in Sherman Oaks about 9 AM… Read
The First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Hits Like A Punch To The Head
Disney is flexing every single one of its synergistic muscles in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, using (Disney-owned) ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the mouse house’s biggest franchises. Last night’s Star Wars edition of the show kicked things off, and tonight a special all-Marvel show followed. Making the episode something of a must-watch was the appearance by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. Teased in advance as part of a “BIG” surprise related to Captain Amer… Read
Kevin Costner To Narrate MMA Docu ‘Hurt Business’; ‘Kickboxer’ Remake Sequel A Go
Kevin Costner will be giving voice to every wince, slap and ouch you see and will narrate The Hurt Business, a new documentary about the world of ultimate fighting that shines a light on the daily lives of some of the sport’s top fighters, as well as its controversial history and growing popularity.
Directed and written by Vlad Yudin, the film follows light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad "Suga" Evans, and Ronda Rousey… Read
Sony Slapped With Negligence Suit By Ex-VP On Hacking Anniversary
A year to the day that Sony was ripped open by a massive hacking, the fallout continues from the public disclosure of private and corporate information. While one set of lawsuits move towards a multi-million settlement, today the studio's former VP, Global Commercial Planning and Innovation Amy Heller hit Sony and other defendants with a multi-damages defamation, negligence and invasion of privacy lawsuit.
(UPDATE, Nov. 25, 10:45: Speaking of those other lawsuit against… Read