Bryan Cranston-Diane Kruger Drama ‘The Infiltrator’ In $4 Million Broad Green U.S. Deal- Cannes
Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman's adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is believed to be $4 million with a commitment for a wide theatrical release. WME Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and… Read
John C. McGinley Joins ‘The Belko Experiment'; ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Adds Two
Scrubs alum John C. McGinley has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment. Writer James Gunn made the announcement on his Facebook page. McGinley will play socially awkward Wendell Dukes, one of the top executives at Belko and longtime friend of Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn). Helmed by Greg McLean, the MGM thriller is about an office building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where employees are mysteriously forced to either start killing each other or be killed. Gunn is also producing… Read
Legendary Adds Univision News Boss & Jackie Robinson Charity CEO To Board
First he made 42 back in 2013 about legendary ballplayer and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson and today Thomas Tull has added the head of the Jackie Robinson Foundation to his board of directors. Along with Univision's President of News and Digital Isaac Lee, Legendary Entertainment has named Della Britton to the media company's board.
“We are very fortunate to have such an exceptional group of directors on Legendary's board whose counsel and advice is invaluable to our… Read
‘Modern Family’ Ratings Hit Finale Low, ‘Survivor’ Down From 2014, ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Rises
UPDATE 2:34 PM: The final numbers are in and the tied top two finales of Wednesday night both saw a move upward – though they are still even with each other. Both the Season 30 ender of Survivor and the Season 6 finale of Modern Family rose a tenth to a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. For the ABC show that means that last night's ratings not only a finale low but an all-time low for the series, which had newbie game show 500 Questions as a lead-in. With the adjusted result… Read
‘Between’ Review: Netflix’s YA Dystopian Series Is No Binge-Watcher
The Canadian-spawned drama hits the airwaves in the Great White North tonight and on the streaming service soon afterwards, but don't expect to dig in all at once. Unlike past Netflix series, as my video review above of the very much run-of-the-mill Young Adult show notes, the whole first season of Between will not be available in one chunk. Like a regular non-streaming TV series, which it is in Canada, the 6-part show will instead be going up one episode at a time over… Read
Lionsgate Falls Short Of Revenue Estimates In A Complicated Quarter
Lionsgate’s financial story for the first three months of this year isn’t great — but it isn’t as bad as the company allows it to seem.
The basic numbers tell us that net income at $19.6 million, fell 60.2% vs the period last year on revenues of $646.1 million, down 10.5%. The top line is below analyst expectations for $672.3 million. And earnings at 14 cents a share are well below projections for 32 cents.
But if you dig into the footnotes you’ll see that the quarter… Read
Gabriel Iglesias Comedy Greenlit By Fuse Media As Part Of Multi-Year Partnership
Fuse Media, the parent company of Fuse and NUVOtv networks, has greenlit a half-hour stand-alone field-based comedy starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias (aka Fluffy) as part of a multi-year partnership to develop new original comedy series. Their first project, Fluffy Breaks Even! (wt) begins production today in Las Vegas.
The six-episode series, set to premiere on Fuse in October, will feature Iglesias along with his tour mates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno (Stuck, The… Read
‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Climbs Into ‘Lowriders’ Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has just closed a deal to star in Lowriders, the pic from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. The film takes takes place in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James.
Benoist’s casting as Lorelai — previously Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz… Read
Industry Vet Herb Scannell Hands BBC Worldwide Reins To Ann Sarnoff
Herb Scannell already has a book-worth of chapters in media including a decade-long tenure running Nickelodeon and, later, founding one of the first major digital video platforms, Next New Networks, sold to YouTube in 2011. Today he announced that he plans a new one. He will end his five-year tenure as President of BBC Worldwide North America in August, turning the reins over to Ann Sarnoff, the operation’s COO.
"After five years, and with a strong leadership team in… Read
David Letterman Finale Clocks 13.76 Million Viewers
UPDATED with national stats: David Letterman’s final Late Show bagged 13.76m viewers last night – his biggest audience since February 25, 1994 when he followed CBS’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics. In the demo, his 3.1 rating, and among adults 25-54 his 4.1 rating are his best showing since Oprah came to kiss and make up on the show, on December 1, 2005. In addition to thumping all his late night competitors, Letterman outstripped every broadcast primetime… Read
Harvey Keitel & Paolo Sorrentino Look Back On ‘Youth’ – Cannes Video
“This is my idea of what older people dwell on later in life,” Italian director Paolo Sorrentino told Deadline today about his latest film Youth, a title much like his Oscar-winning The Great Beauty that centers around accomplished men’s reflection on ‘what could have been’, but against a colorful, absurdist environment.
Sorrentino says that the movies couldn’t be more different; that Great Beauty’s nightlife-dwelling Jep is moons away from Michael Caine’s contemplative… Read
Gaspar Noe’s 3D Porn Movie ‘Love’ Lands In Cannes: “This Could Never Have Been Made In America”
Leave it to the Cannes Film Festival to try and raise a little controversy this year by presenting, as part of the official selection, the first 3D porn movie ever to play the festival. No wonder the crowds were so big early Thursday morning when Gaspar Noe’s Love premiered at the Grand Theatre Lumiere at 12:15 AM. And later, at the press screening today, every seat was taken a half-hour before start time.
Apparently the Cannes crowd enjoyed the uh, coming attractions for… Read