Paramount Dates Bad Robot’s World War II Pic ‘Overlord’ For October 2018
Paramount announced this morning that it will be releasing Julius Avery’s period war film Overlord on Oct. 26, 2018.
The plotline: On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a… Read
Julie Taymor’s ‘M. Butterfly’ Revival With Clive Owen Will Alight At Broadway’s Cort Theatre
Clive Owen is set to star in the first Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, slated to open on Broadway at the Shubert Organization’s Cort Theatre on October 26, after previews beginning October 7. Julie Taymor (The Lion King; Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) directs. Owen (The Knick; Oscar nominee for Closer) last appeared on Broadway in a 2015 revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times.
Owen will play Rene Gallimard, a based-on-a-true-story married French diplomat involved in a… Read
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jon Watts On Film Vs TV: “It’s All About Making An Experience” – CineEurope
With his first studio tentpole about to swing into theaters, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts today appeared on a panel titled “Innovation And The Big Screen Experience” here at the CineEurope conference in Barcelona. Asked his feelings about features versus television, he said, “I love the movies. Everyone always says the same thing about the shared cultural experience, seeing things on the big screen, the church of the cinema… But on top of all that, as a… Read
‘Maudie’, ‘The Journey’ & ‘Hare Krishna’ Open Solid – Specialty Box Office
Several new Specialty titles opened this weekend with single engagements, including documentary Hare Krishna: The Mantra, The Movement and The Swami Who Started It All from Abramorama, grossing $21,473 from one showing in New York, which by default gave the film the weekend's highest per theater average among all reporting releases as of Sunday. IFC Films' The Journey with Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney followed closely with a gross of over $34K in two locations in its… Read
‘Cars 3’ $53M+ Is 3rd Best For Pixar Series; ‘Wonder Woman’ Wows With $40M+; ‘All Eyez On Me’ Solid – Sunday AM Postmortem
5th Updates, Sunday 7:27 AM & 10:13AM: Cars 3 dipped 7% on Saturday for an estimated $18.1M, bringing its opening weekend to $53.5M per Disney. That’s the 16th Pixar film to open at No. 1.
While that’s the lowest opening stateside in the Cars series, it should be noted that this movie typically plays younger, evident in its G-rating (that’s why they call it a handholder pic, because the kids that attend need their hands held by their parents) versus the PG-fare of other… Read
Brutus, Interruptus: Protester Charges Assassination Scene In Trumpy ‘Julius Caesar’
As an accomplice videotaped from the audience, a lone protester charged the stage of the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park Friday night just after a Donald Trump lookalike portraying Julius Caesar had been assassinated. Shouting, "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right," and, "This is violence against Donald Trump,” Laura Loomer was booed and shouted down by audience members, who promptly tweeted and Instagrammed the event as she was removed from… Read
Amy Schumer Close To Signing On For Steve Martin’s Broadway-Bound ‘Meteor Shower’
Steve Martin‘s next Broadway venture appears to be setting the stage for pal Amy Schumer’s Broadway debut this fall, production sources confirmed to Deadline on Friday, following a report earlier today in The New York Post.
Schumer, I’m told, is very close to signing on as the star of Martin's comedy Meteor Shower, staged by Hello, Dolly! director Jerry Zaks. Broadway veteran Joey Parnes, part of the Dolly team and a producer of Martin’s Tony-nominated musical Bright… Read
Review: Kevin Spacey’s ‘Darrow’ At Center Court Is A Net Win
Kevin Spacey has an enduring passion for Clarence Darrow, the Chicago lawyer famed for defending the defenseless and the undefendable. Championing the causes of union “anarchists” and transgressive disruptors (his most celebrated case was, arguably, the Scopes “monkey trial,” in which he represented a substitute teacher arrested for the crime of teaching Darwin in a Tennessee classroom) and, above all, the end of the legal murder known as capital punishment, Darrow was… Read
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Hoping To Catch Opening In The $100M Vicinity
EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming hit tracking today and is projected to have an opening between $90M-$108M when it opens on July 7.
This is according to industry tracking, not Sony.
Like most superhero movies outside of Wonder Woman, Homecoming is especially strong with young males right now, “but strong across the board” according to one rival studio box office guru. We’re hearing that the movie truly stokes families.
Again, these estimates can fluctuate up or… Read
‘The Book of Henry’, ‘Maudie’ & ‘Lost In Paris’ Among Weekend Bows – Specialty B.O. Preview
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry heads out to theaters around the country this weekend via Focus Features. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Silverman, the title had initially been slated for release last fall, and now joins a fairly busy weekend of Specialty alternatives to the summer blockbusters.
Also this weekend: Sony Pictures Classics' Maudie with Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke and Oscilloscope's Lost In… Read
Steven Pasquale Takes Lead In Pulitzer Winner Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Junk’ On Broadway
EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Steven Pasquale (Mark Fuhrman in FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson; soon to be recurring on HBO’s Divorce) will return to Broadway this fall as the lead in Ayad Akhtar’s new drama, Junk. Lincoln Center Theater is producing, by arrangement with The Araca Group.
Akhtar won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Disgraced, a charged drama about identity and politics in the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Junk had its premiere… Read
Pop Star Ingrid Michaelson Joins Broadway’s ‘Great Comet’
Multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will join the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the epic-scale musical on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, beginning July 3. She co-stars with Tony nominated Denée Benton as Natasha and the Pierre of Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, and who will be replacing departing star Josh Groban.
Michaelson will be performing the role… Read