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‘Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour’ Concert Film To Premiere On Showtime


Madonna’s anticipated concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour has landed at Showtime for a December 9 premiere. Co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, the documentary film shot around the world features a collection of live and behind these scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park in March of this year. Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55… Read


Len Blavatnik’s AI Film Boards Margot Robbie-Starrer ‘I, Tonya’

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Len Blavatnik's AI Film has come aboard to fully-finance Craig Gillespie's upcoming Tonya Harding comedy I, Tonya. Margot Robbie is in negotiations to star as the American figure skater as well as produce the title with Bryan Unkeless for Clubhouse Pictures. Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Steven Rogers are already attached to produce while Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi of AI Film are exec producing. Story peels back the layers of Tonya Harding's sensationalized… Read


‘Nocturnal Animals’ Trailer Shows The High Stakes Of Love


“When you love someone, you have to be careful with it. You might never get it again.”  The official trailer has arrived for Focus FeaturesNocturnal Animals from writer/director Tom Ford. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the haunting romantic thriller bows in theaters on November 18, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, and expands nationwide December 9. The film, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, is… Read


How The Power-Broker Koch Brothers Are Killing The Florida Film Business


Florida's film and TV industry is in a free-fall after the state scrapped its film incentives program earlier this year. Productions are leaving, vendors are fleeing, and workers are moving to Georgia in the wake of a concerted and well-financed campaign by the billionaire Koch brothers and their conservative allies in the state legislature to kill the Sunshine State's incentives. It's an exodus of epic proportions, but if a movie were ever to be made about it, it would… Read


James Patterson Teams With David Marshall Grant For ‘Stingray’ FBI Drama At CBS, Sells ‘NYPD Red’ Adaptation To ABC


CBS is developing Stingray, a thriller drama from James Patterson, David Marshall Grant (Code Black) and Timberman-Beverly Prods. (Elementary), based on Patterson’s upcoming book. Additionally, James Patterson Entertainment has sold a cop drama based on Patterson’s best-selling book series NYPD Red to ABC with writer Michael Horowitz (Burn Notice). Written by Grant based on the upcoming BookShot — thrillers 150 pages or less that sell for under $5 — which Patterson wrote… Read


‘The Ivory Game’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix’s Latest Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Docu

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EXCLUSIVE: The ivory-poaching scourge in Africa is the topic of Netflix’s original documentary The Ivory Game, which premieres November 4 day-and-date in select theaters and on streaming service. The docu comes on the heels of Netflix’s success with Virunga, which earned an Oscar nomination in the Feature Documentary category last year for its look at the fight to preserve the mountain gorilla population in the Congo. And like that docu, this one’s also executive produced… Read


‘Narcos’ Adds Arturo Castro & Kerry Bishé For Season 3

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Broad City's Arturo Castro and Halt and Catch Fire's Kerry Bishé have joined the third season cast of Netflix's drug cartel drama series Narcos. Season 3 picks up after the death of drug lord Pablo Escobar and the hunt for the Cali Cartel, which was the opposing cartel to Escobar. Castro will play the series regular role of David Rodriguez, Miguel’s oldest son, although he is reluctant at first to take a leading role in the cartel structure, as his Uncle and Father are… Read


Michel’le Signs Overall Deal With Thinkfactory Media


Michel’le is expanding her relationship with Thinkfactory Media. The platinum recording artist has signed an overall deal that includes future television and film projects and her music, as well as an upcoming autobiography. The recently aired Thinkfactory biopic for Lifetime, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le, was a ratings blockbuster for the network with an average of 2.3 million total viewers, making it cable's No. 1 entertainment telecast of the night among… Read


‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’: Five Cast In Lifetime’s Shakespearean Pilot


Lifetime is rounding out the cast for its psychological thriller pilot A Midsummer's Nightmare, a modern-day take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Australian newcomer Ellie Gall, Jake Robinson (American Odyssey), Eric Balfour (Haven), Chelsea Gilligan (Starcrossed), and Paul Walter Hauser (Kingdom) have been cast in series regular roles opposite Dominic Monaghan. Written by Anthony Jaswinski, A Midsummer's Nightmare introduces four young lovers who steal off… Read


‘Rocky Horror’ Ratings Fall From ‘Grease Live’ As CBS Tops Night With Packers Win – UPDATE


UPDATE, 8:55 AM: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the classic cult films of all time with midnight screenings still packed 41-years after its release but the small screen reimagining last night on Fox couldn't lay a glittery glove on Sandy, Danny and the Pink Ladies of Grease Live! In fast affiliates, the Kenny Ortega-directed pre-recorded The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again continued the trend set earlier this morning by metered market… Read


Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’ Casts Sharlene Taule & Caroline Vreeland As Recurring

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Sharlene Taule (Grachi) and Caroline Vreeland (Diary) have landed recurring roles opposite Queen Latifah in new Fox series Star, created/executive produced by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. Set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady) who navigate the cutthroat music business on their road to success. Taule will play Eva, a beautiful young Dominican girl whom Jahil saves from trouble. Once Eva emerges… Read


’13 Going On 30′ Going To Broadway; Revolution Preps Musical Take On 2004 Hit


EXCLUSIVE: Revolution Studios is teaming with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to mount a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30. Fickman will direct the show whose book will be penned by the film’s screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date). Mining the material from the Revolution catalog is the latest move for the studio as it’s… Read