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‘Billions’ Actor David Costabile To Play Doc McGhee In ‘The Dirt’

EXCLUSIVE: David Costabile, who plays Bobby Axelrod’s right-hand man Mike “Wags” Wagner stars on Showtime’s Billions, has signed on for the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, as the group’s longtime manager Doc McGhee. Jeff Tremaine is directing the Netflix/LBI Entertainment film that stars Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. The pic is based on the Neil Strauss' book The Dirt: Confessions of the… Read

Arnon Milchan & Regency Countersued For Fraud Over Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Rules Don't Apply

It’s been three months since Arnon Milchan’s Regency Entertainment sued Warren Beatty and others for breach of contract over the filmmaker’s underperforming 2016 pic Rules Don’t Apply. Now the legal pendulum is swinging the other way. In a $50 million cross-complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), an investment group that includes Brett Ratner, Ron Burkle and Steve Bing alleges that producer Milchan defrauded them by failing to promote and market the… Read

‘Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield & Daisy Prescott Cast In ‘Justine’

EXCLUSIVE: Darby Stanchfield, who recently wrapped the seventh and final season of ABC’s Scandal, has signed on for with indie film Justine, along with newcomer Daisy Prescott, who has been cast as the title character. The pic hails from first-time director Stephanie Turner, who also wrote and will star in the drama. The film follows Lisa Wade (Turner), a single mom who is forced to move in with her father-in-law after the death of her husband. She takes a job as a… Read

Tiffany Haddish Will Give Voice To ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Character

Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish will voice a character in Warner Bros. Animations' The Lego Movie 2, Deadline has confirmed. Haddish’s role and the movie plot are being kept under wraps, but The Lego Movie 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed and global box office phenomenon and picks up right where the last film ended, we’re told. The script was written by Matt Fogel following an original draft by directors of the first Lego movie, Phil Lord and Chris… Read

‘Hunter Killer,’ Starring Gerard Butler & Gary Oldman, Pegged For October Release

Hunter Killer, the project that was at one time on the Relativity slate, will open this fall from Lionsgate’s Summit label. The actioner starring Gerard Butler, Darkest Hour Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Michael Nyqvist, will drop into theaters on October 26 in wide release. Directed by Donovan Marsh, Hunter Killer was considered one of the better screenplays to come out of Relativity. Adapted by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss from a 2012 Don Keith and George Wallace novel Fir… Read

Female Directors Scorecard: Sony’s ‘Barbie,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ And More

EXCLUSIVE: As the fight for parity and 50/50 representation wages on, Deadline is continuing to take a deep dive into how the major studios are stacking up when it comes to how many female directors are being hired. Sony is in the spotlight this week. As of right now, the studio’s 2018 film release slate does not include any female directed features. However, the company has so far announced six female-helmed films in the works including one in the can and another that… Read

Nate Parker’s Next Gig: ‘Black & Blue,’ Feature About LAPD Hero Ralph Waddy

EXCLUSIVE: Birth of a Nation filmmaker Nate Parker has resurfaced and is attached to direct Black & Blue, a feature based on the life of decorated LAPD detective Ralph Waddy. Parker is rewriting a script originally penned by Jim McGrath. Waddy’s life rights was optioned by ForM.B Entertainment’s Steven Jensen who will also produce along with Darren Enenstein, Shondrella Avery (who will also act in it), Adam R. Sanders and Lenny Rosenberg. They are working to start the… Read

‘Superfly’ Trailer: Director X Moves The Action To Atlanta

If you weren’t around when Curtis Mayfield’s hit song from Superfly was inescapable in the early ’70s, this new trailer for Columbia Picture’s upcoming remake has some explaining for you. “Power never stopped a bullet,” narrates Trevor Jackson as the lead character. “No car can outrun fate. But if you can play the game by your own rules and win, that's Superfly.” Based on the 1972 blaxploitation classic about a cocaine dealer looking to make one final sale, the Sony redo… Read

Pablo Larrain’s ‘The True American’ Talks Are With Amazon, Not Annapurna

After holding a story about the construction of a package for Pablo Larrain’s The True American, I am dubious about a story I just read that Annapurna is making this film, which does have Amy Adams and Mark Ruffalo poised to star. My sources say that Annapurna exited the financing scenario, but that doesn’t mean the picture won’t happen. The conversation right now is with Amazon Studios, and signs are looking good to keep the picture on track for a spring production… Read

One To Watch: Can Hero-Obsessed Hollywood Make Room For Aspiring Actor Spencer Stone, The Guy Who Dropped That Terrorist On Paris-Bound Train?

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This is the second in an occasional look at emerging artists, their struggle for the big break, and how they make the most of it. The first dispatch was the unlikely road Beulah Koale took to star in Thank You For Your Service and Hawaii 5-0. EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood’s biggest grossing films cast brawny-looking actors who pretend to be world-saving heroes. Is there room in town for aspiring actor and honest to goodness hero Spencer Stone? Disarming in person, he might not… Read

Constantin Film Preps Young Adult Fantasy Feature ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’

Sarah J. Maas's bestselling fantasy novel A Court of Thorns and Roses is headed to the big screen after German producer Constantin Film picked up the rights. The company, whose credits include The Baader Meinhof Complex, the Resident Evil franchise and TV series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, is working with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford's Tempo Entertainment on the project, which will be written by rising British writer Rachel Hirons (Kiss Me First). No cast or… Read

‘Scarface’: Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer Rewriting Universal Reboot For Antoine Fuqua

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been tapped to rewrite Universal Pictures’ Scarface which will be set in Los Angeles and is a complete re- imagining of the 1932 and 1983 versions. As exclusively reported by Deadline, Antoine Fuqua has returned to direct the project, which was previously targeting an Aug. 18 release, currently undated as the new production gets underway. Earlier drafts were written by David Ayer, Jonathan Herman and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Dunnet-Alcocer, a… Read