New Richard Linklater Film ‘Detail’: Carell, Cranston & Fishbourne In Talks
Richard Linklater’s next film will be Last Flag Flying, a movie that will act as a sequel to Jack Nicholson’s 1973 film The Last Detail. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are in talks to topline the pic, though we’re told those are in early days. The original film, based on a book by Darryl Ponicsan, was about two member of the Navy who must shepherd a third to prison but have fun along the way. Last Flag Flying, also the title of Ponicsan’s follow-up… Read
‘Ordinary World’ Gets Fall Release Date; ‘Walden’ Adds Demián Bichir & T.J. Miller
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has set an October 14 day-and-date release for Ordinary World, fka Geezer, a comedic drama starring Billie Joe Armstrong that premiered at Tribeca in April. The Green Day frontman plays Perry, an aging former punk rocker who’s now a married father of two. He leads a sedate life in Queens until his brother (Chris Messina) gives him money to throw a huge 40th birthday rockstar bash in a fancy Manhattan hotel — a chance to… Read
Viceland Enters Late Night With ‘Desus & Mero’, Orders Tyler the Creator Series, Renews ‘Huang’s World’
Viceland, the cable network owned by Vice media and A&E Networks, has ordered its first daily late-night talk show, Desus & Mero, set to debut in October. Additionally, the network has ordered two new series, including one starring Tyler the Creator, and has given second-season renewals to Huang's World with chef, restaurateur and writer Eddie Huang, and States of Undress, with writer and model Hailey Gates.
Viceland is crossing the six-month mark and will start to be… Read
Belgium Selects ‘The Ardennes’ For Foreign Language Oscar Race; Korea Taps Spy Film ‘Age Of Shadows’
Belgium has tapped Robin Pront’s The Ardennes as it selection for this year’s Oscar Foreign Language race. The pic, which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, was acquired by Film Movement earlier this year and a fall U.S. debut is in the works. The movie, from Belgium's 2012 Foreign Language Oscar nominee Bullhead producer Savage Films, kicks off when a brutal robbery goes hopelessly wrong. Dave, one of the two robbers, manages to run off leaving his brother… Read
‘Ice’: Audrey Marie Anderson Joins Antoine Fuqua’s Audience Drama Series
The Unit alumna Audrey Marie Anderson has landed a series regular role opposite Cam Gigandet in Ice, Antoine Fuqua's drama series for A&T's Audience network.
The 10-episode Ice, from Fuqua's Fuqua Films and Entertainment One, was named after the slang word for diamonds. Written/exec produced by Robert Munic, it follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade. Anderson will play Ava Pierce, who’s strong-willed, independent, fiercely… Read
Kathryn Bigelow Adds Cast To Mark Boal-Scripted Detroit Movie
Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray have been cast in Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Detroit movie, a crime drama from an original screenplay by her Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker collaborator Mark Boal. The Detroit story which is set against the riots that took place over five days in 1967, is Bigelow’s next project and is being financed by Annapurna Pictures. It’s set to go before the cameras this summer with John Boyega in a leading role.
The film explores systemic… Read
Issa Rae Inks First-Look Deal With HBO
Issa Rae, co-creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s upcoming comedy series Insecure, has closed a first-look producing deal at the premium cable network. Under the two-year pact, Rae will develop programming focused on diverse voices that would be targeted for all HBO platforms including HBO GO and HBO NOW.
Rae’s Insecure, which she co-created with Larry Wilmore, sailed through the pilot process at HBO. The series, which premieres Oct. 9, follows the friendship of… Read
‘Shameless’: Showtime Releases Official Season 7 Trailer And Poster Art
We’re getting a look at the official trailer for Season 7 of Showtime’s hit series Shameless and new poster art.
The seventh season picks up a month after last season's finale, with the Gallaghers ready for another sizzling summer on the South Side of Chicago. When Frank (William H. Macy) awakens from a coma to learn that his loved ones tossed him in the river, he declares war – Gallagher vs. Gallagher. But Fiona (Emmy Rossum) is too busy improving her own life to worry… Read
Chris Parnell Enrolls In New Line’s ‘Life Of The Party’; Nicky Whelan Joins ‘Tragedy Girls’
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Parnell is continuing his education and has signed on to Melissa McCarthy’s college-set comedy Life of the Party, which began filming last week in Atlanta. Described as in the vein of the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School, Life of the Party stars McCarthy as an adult attending university much later in life, with Parnell playing one of her professors. Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, Molly Gordon, Jessie Ennis, Jimmy O. Yang and… Read
‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Helmed By Mark Steven Johnson With Forest Whitaker, Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth, Others
BREAKING: Finding Steve McQueen, a heist film based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history is coming quickly together with Mark Steven Johnson on board to direct and Travis Fimmel (Warcraft), Kate Bosworth, Forest Whitaker and William Fichtner (The Dark Knight) lining up as the cast.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group is Financing and Producing the Film with Silvio Muraglia's Paradox Studios and Anthony Mastromauro's Identity Films… Read
Woody Allen’s ‘Crisis In Six Scenes’: First Photos Of Amazon Series
There’s no shortage of secrecy shrouding Crisis in Six Scenes, Woody Allen’s first foray into television that premieres September 30 to wrap Amazon Prime Video’s “Month of Comedy.” We know that it’s set in the turbulent 1960s, when “American society is brought to the verge of revolution” and that the Oscar-winning filmmaker plays an aging novelist named Sidney. A few weeks ago, we got the first-look clip for the one-season series, and now come some photos.
Allen stars in C… Read
‘Today’ Wins Week After Rio Games Wrap, But ‘CBS This Morning’ Shows Growth
Despite a Ryan Lochte Potty-gate do-over interview, Billy Bush unveiling, and adorable puppy and Al Roker burgers, NBC’s Today show slid in its first week after the Rio Olympics compared to same week following the London Summer Games four years earlier.
Sure, Today won the morning infotainment show ratings week, clocking clocking 4.34M viewers and 1.8M news demo viewers. Today edged ABC's Good Morning America's 4.25M and 1.4M news demo viewers.
But Today was down 1% in… Read