Non Story Of The Weekend: Channing Tatum And ‘Gambit’
Channing Tatum, long touted to star in the X-Men spinoff Gambit, closed his deal. Is that a story? The only qualification was that one outlet, hearing the same rumor as every other outlet, ran a big misleading headline saying Tatum would drop out of the film, though in the story got only as concrete as saying “something’s up” in his deal making. Fox business affairs is a nightmare in any deal, and the rumor was that Tatum’s deal wasn’t making easily. Nobody really thought… Read
‘Mission: Impossible’ Takes Off To $26.4M Overseas; Sets Records For Tom Cruise
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the 5th installment in the $2.1B franchise, took flight overseas on Thursday with rollout beginning in such key markets as Korea, the UK, Mexico and Australia. The opening gross through Friday is a muscular $26.4M and the offshore frame is on track for about $60M. Coupled with an expected domestic debut of $52.5M, Rogue has lit the fuse towards a $112M opening worldwide session. In total this… Read
Relativity Owes Money On Movies Going Back At Least 8 Years
At least 10 movie productions appear among 145 debtors listed in Relativity’s bankruptcy filing so far. The limited companies’ names mimic titles of the films in question. The movies vary from specialized fare such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s feature directing debut Don Jon to major releases like Mirror Mirror, Relativity’s Snow White story that came out ahead of Universal’s more successful Snow White And The Huntsman back in 2012.
Specific creditors are not listed for… Read
Stefania Owen Is ‘All We Had’ For Katie Holmes
Stefanie Owen has joined Katie Holmes’ directorial debut, All We Had, set to play the daughter of the main character, portrayed by Holmes. Based on the novel by Annie Weatherwax, the coming of age story set during the worldwide financial crisis of 2008 concerns a single mother and her teenage daughter, who find a new home and hope for their future when they move to the small town of Grand River, Ohio.
Holmes optioned the book prior to publication in 2014. The script is… Read
Christopher McQuarrie Q&A: On Collaborating With Tom Cruise, And Hanging Him Off A Moving Airplane
If he’s still known for winning a Best Screenplay Oscar for 1995’s Usual Suspects, Christopher McQuarrie’s next best identification is for being Tom Cruise’s go-to-guy. Sometimes that’s as writer or script doctor, but now more commonly it’s as writer, producer, director, and being Cruise’s accomplice in problem solving the star/producer’s many complex screen vehicles. They took it to another level on Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, a crackling good summer movie that… Read
Bailee Madison, 15, To Produce ‘Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts Of Nantucket’ Pic
Bailee Madison will make her debut as a producer in the film Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts of Nantucket. The 15-year old will star in the pic as Annabelle Hooper, a budding mystery writer who is constantly on the lookout for her next bestseller. After stumbling upon a potential ghost hunting in her family's Nantucket vacation home, she enlist the help of her older brother Jake (Robert Capron) and friend Maddi to explore the world of the paranormal in an effort to find… Read
Rathergate Drama ‘Truth’ Gets October 16 Release Date From Sony Classics
Truth, the upcoming film based on the 2004 “Rathergate” scandal from Sony Pictures Classics, now has a release date aimed to prime the film for consideration during awards season. The pic starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will hit select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 16, with wide release to follow.
“Rathergate” refers to the drama surrounding the story, reported by Mary Mapes and Dan Rather for CBS, that President George W. Bush might have been… Read
Bruce Campbell Says ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Series Could Lead To More ‘Dead’ Movies – TCA
"This series will force us to make more movies," Bruce Campbell said today at the TCA session. "That's only 10 hours of programming; we need eight more movies," the Ash Vs. Evil Dead star joked about what the franchise's zealous fans would demand. "Making a fourth movie would work. … No matter what we give them, it will never be enough."
Onstage with Campbell, director and EP Sam Raimi — who helmed the original 1981 Evil Dead feature and two sequels — said he would be… Read
‘Robin Hood: Origins’ Shortlist: Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton In Mix For Lionsgate
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is looking to beat its rival Robin Hood projects to the punch by mining up-and-coming talent from across the pond for its Robin Hood: Origins. Rising Brit actor Taron Egerton is on the mini-major’s shortlist to head into Sherwood Forest, along with fellow Brit Jack Huston and Irish-American actor Jack Reynor. The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brian is also believed to be under consideration. Scheduling is an issue for some of these hot young thesps. For… Read
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson Colonize Untitled Sci-Fi Romance For STX
Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from STX Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But… Read
Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel In ‘The End Of The Tour'; Brando On Brando In ‘Listen To Me Marlon': Specialty Preview
A trio of documentaries that likely will factor in awards season bow this weekend, while a new feature starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel could give some lift into the specialty box office. Showtime Documentary Film is giving its Sundance docu Listen To Me Marlon, which tells Oscar-winning screen legend Marlon Brando’s story through his own words, a traditional theatrical window ahead of its fall debut on the network. Magnolia Pictures and Participant will open… Read
Crook Who Stole Famed Art Director’s House Confesses … Sort Of
The conman who stole the home of Oscar-nominated art director Ross Bellah and then wired the proceeds to his sister in Tel Aviv before fleeing the country has confessed to Deadline that the money should be returned. Aron Shlain is also cooperating with the attorneys for the trust fund that had been established to provide for Bellah's widow, Eunice, who died in 2012. If recovered, a portion of the $2.8 million a judge has ordered him to repay will go to the Motion Picture… Read