Demi Moore Ready To ‘Rock That Body’ For Sony Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Demi Moore has joined the cast of Rock That Body, Sony Pictures’ R-rated comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz. Shooting began last week on the pic, which the studio picked up last summer in a bidding war. A June 23, 2017 release date has been set.
The pic revolves around five friends who get a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Paul W. Downs & Lucia… Read
Felicity Huffman Fashion Biz Dramedy Back In Development At ABC
UPDATED: House Of Moore is back in development at ABC. The network originally bought the darkly comedic one-hour project, executive produced by Felicity Huffman, last season with a put pilot commitment. The dramedy, set in the fashion world, was rolled and is now ramping up again with Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (The 100) joining as executive producers/showrunners. The gig stems from the duo’s overall deal at ABC Studios.
House Of Moore, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s… Read
Construction Worker Killed On ‘Blade Runner’ Set In Hungary
A construction worker was killed today in Hungary while tearing down sets for the still-untitled Blade Runner sequel. The film crew had wrapped production at a sound stage in Budapest and already moved to a new location when the accident occurred.
A spokesman for Alcon Entertainment, which is producing the film, said the local worker was not a member of the film crew but was employed by a subcontractor to tear down the set. The still-unidentified worker was reportedly… Read
Vincent D’Onofrio Joins Bruce Willis In Eli Roth-Helmed ‘Death Wish’
EXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have joined Bruce Willis in Paramount and MGM’s revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish, which was based on the book by Brian Garfield.
Eli Roth is directing the picture which follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his… Read
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard In New Dispute Over $7M Divorce Settlement
At this stage, you could call the latest legal brouhaha between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard – Settlement: The Reckoning. A week after Heard announced she was donating to charity the $7 million she received in the August 16 divorce settlement between the two of them, the divorcing Pirates of the Caribbean actor and Justice League actress are now at loggerheads about how that money should be paid out and even how much.
“Amber Heard appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest… Read
Working Title TV, BBC Two Take Shine To ‘The Luminaries’ Gold Rush Epic – Edinburgh
Working Title Television has set a six-part drama series based on 2013 Man Booker Prize winner The Luminaries at BBC Two. Author Eleanor Catton will adapt her own novel. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. It’s billed as an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women traveled across the world to make their fortunes.
Working Title Television will produce… Read
Ryan Lochte Charged With Making False Police Report In Rio After Landing New Endorsement Deal
UPDATE with Brazil charges: Police in Rio de Janeiro have charged U.S swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false report in connection with his now self-described “embellished” story of a robbery near the end of the Rio Summer Olympics.
The Associated Press reported the news just now amid earlier reports by Fox News and ESPN that Rio officials planned to summon Lochte back to Rio de Janeiro for a Brazil Justice Department hearing on the incident, in which he and three other… Read
Wave Of The Future? How A Smart Computer Is Helping To Craft A Horror Film
EXCLUSIVE: Author-screenwriter William Goldman summed up the film industry by saying, “Nobody knows anything.” However, Concourse Media and Productivity Media are betting that reverse-engineering scripts via a smart computer process may prove that adage wrong. Take the fact that their mock trailer for the horror film Impossible Things, which is only at the script stage, has been viewed 562,000 times and already has 33K followers on Facebook — without a single cast member… Read
‘Disjointed’: Elizabeth Alderfer Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre
Elizabeth Alderfer (Better Off Single) has been cast as a series regular opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix's pot-themed workplace multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV.
Written and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed, which has a 20-episode straight-to-series order, stars Bates as Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who's finally living her dream as the owner of an… Read
Sarah Paulson In Talks To Join ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Crew
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Paulson, who is up for an Emmy for her turn as Marcia Clark in The People Vs OJ Simpson, is in early talks to join the killer cast of Ocean’s Eight, Warner Bros and Village Roadshow’s female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross. If the deal makes she will join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina.
The film will be produced by Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, and Ross wrote… Read
‘The Killing Of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered’ Documentary Set At A&E
A&E is the latest network to mount a project on the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. The Killing Of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered, a two-hour documentary, will premiere Monday, September 5 on A&E.
It joins three other previously announced TV projects, from Lifetime, Investigation Discovery and CBS, as well as a feature project directed by Kitty Green, timed to the 20th anniversary of the six-year-old beauty queen’s killing.
A&E’s documentary includes JonBenét’s brother Burke… Read
Paramount TV, Anonymous Content Acquire 9-Year-Old Reporter’s Book Series
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9-year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's upcoming book series Hilde Cracks the Case, to be published by Scholastic in fall 2017.
Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak has broken throughout her aspiring career as a journalist, the mystery series stars Hilde along with her older sister Izzy, her sidekick/newspaper photographer, as the two girls stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The deal also includes… Read