Triple Threat Alexandria Bombach Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Another capable female filmmaker has been signed by a top agency. Director, cinematographer and editor Alexandria Bombach, who debuted her feature doc On Her Shoulders at Sundance this year, has signed with UTA. That film took home the award for Best Directing in the U.S. Documentary competition.
On Her Shoulders was about the life of 23 year-old Nadia Murad who survived genocide and sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS only to become the courageous voice of her… Read
Tessa Thompson Joins Sony’s ‘Men In Black’ Offshoot
Thor: Ragnarok and Westworld actress Tessa Thompson has signed up for Sony Pictures' Men in Black spinoff, which is said to be more of an ensemble piece than the previous films that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. F. Gary Gray is directing the pic from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Neither Smith nor Lee are expected to return, but the film builds on the contemporary sci-fi world they inhabited. The MIB spinoff will expand on the original premise of… Read
‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Teaser Trailer: Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon Vs. The Bad Guys
OK, Mila Kunis — do you want the bad news or the worse news first? Well then, your ex-boyfriend’s at the door, and he’s really a spy. And there’s a trail of deadly assassins on his trail. Have a nice day!
Here is the first teaser trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me, in which Audrey (Kunis) and her best bud Morgan (Kate McKinnon) dive headlong into international intrigue. Rather than, say, slamming the apartment door on said ex (Justin Theroux) — who says, “Some bad people… Read
No. 7 ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament
When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament for 2017, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources.
New Hollywood Podcast: Shangela Dishes On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens And Working On The Remake Of ‘A Star Is Born’
Ever since Shangela appeared on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, her infectious charm and battle cry of “Halleloo!” have become popular among Drag Race fans and beyond. After appearing on the sophomore season of the popular reality competition show, she went on and competed again in the third season and more recently in RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Shangela has since become a banner name in the drag community and has appeared in many TV shows and films. She… Read
This Year’s Invitees To The Film Academy May Want To Conduct A Risk Assessment
Many in the next class of invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will have to conduct an exercise that didn't trouble their predecessors: That is, a risk assessment.
In the past, there was little downside to joining Hollywood's film academy—just the expense of annual dues, currently $350 per member, and the remote possibility that some scoundrel would grab and post your marked screeners to the Internet, embroiling you in a piracy mess.
But reports… Read
Michael Landes Joins ‘Angel Has Fallen’; Craig Di Francia Cast In ‘The Irishman’
Actor Michael Landes is set for the next installment in the Olympus Has Fallen film series, Angel Has Fallen, which has Gerard Butler returning as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning as well as Morgan Freeman as President Trumbull. Landes will play Sam Wilcox, the Chief of Staff to President Trumbull in the Ric Roman Waugh-directed sequel. This time, Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must elude his own agency and the FBI as he tries to… Read
‘Hotel Transylvania 3′ Trailer: Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’ With The Drac Pack
The Prince of Darkness is lonely, and not even his AI personal assistant can help. But his daughter has a plan: a cruise. The Drac pack on the high seas — what could go wrong?
Here’s the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, the latest in the frightfully successful ($831M global) franchise from Sony Pictures Animation. Adam Sandler is back as the voice of Drac, but that’s not a wooden stake attacking his heart, it’s the mysterious and alluring Captain… Read
Russo Brothers Find New AGBO Storytelling Front: Interactive Venture With ‘Saw II’s Darren Lynn Bousman
EXCLUSIVE: In launching their company AGBO while directing back-to-back The Avengers sequels, Joe and Anthony Russo have made it clear their venture is all about elevated storytelling. They’ve just added another platform beyond film and TV: interactive location-based entertainment. AGBO has made a deal to team with The Tension Experience to develop new immersive experiences, destinations and brand partnerships. In this new joint venture, AGBO will be joining as producers… Read
‘The New Romantic’ Director Carly Stone, An SXSW Winner, Inks With ICM Partners
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director Carly Stone, whose feature directorial debut The New Romantic just premiered in competition at SXSW and won her the Best First Feature jury award, has signed with ICM Partners and Good Fear Management. ICM is also handling sales on the coming-of-age pic.
Stone, who graduated from AFI, also writes for the CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience, which earlier this month won Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards.
The New Romantic stars The End of t… Read
‘Under The Silver Lake’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Adds It Up In Neo-Noir Thriller
David Robert Mitchell’s contemporary fever-dream thriller, Under The Silver Lake, is the latest from the writer/director of 2015 horror pic It Follows and 2010’s The Myth Of The American Sleepover. Andrew Garfield stars in the neo-noir story of a man searching for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders and disappearances in his L.A. neighborhood. Check out the first trailer above, set to the classic 1983 Violent Femmes tune “Add It Up.”
Sam (Garfield) is a… Read
Working Title Boards Satirical Novel ‘My Sister The Serial Killer’
EXCLUSIVE: UK production dynamo Working Title has optioned slasher satire My Sister The Serial Killer with a view to turning the upcoming book into a feature, I understand.
The debut novel of Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite follows a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has an inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. The Darkest Hour producer optioned the book and will produce it with Big Talk’s Nira Park and Rachael Prior. It’s early days and a screenwriter has… Read