‘Furious 7′ Leads Pack, ‘Mall Cop 2′ Bags $22M+, ‘Unfriended’ Logs In At No. 3
After three weekends in release Furious 7 is still No. 1 with a Friday box office haul of about $8M on a trek to a possible three-day weekend of $26.8M to $27.2M for Universal which is celebrating today its first ever $1B worldwide box office on a picture. That will put its domestic cume at around $292.6M. Meanwhile, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 is, as expected, the No. 2 movie of the weekend, opening to a strong $7M Friday for a better than anticipated $22.5M weekend for Sony… Read
‘Married’s Kimiko Glenn Joins ‘Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Gueros’
Kimiko Glenn, who has a recurring role on FX’s Married and appears in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, has joined the Lionsgate feature Nerve, co-starring with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Glenn plays the worried friend of a high school senior (Roberts) who’s enmeshed in an increasingly dangerous online game of dare. The project is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and produced by Allison Shearmur (Cinderalla). Her Orange Is The New Black character is… Read
Sony Attorney David Boies Warns Media After WikiLeaks Hacked E-Mail Rehash
BREAKING, With An Update: One day after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks announced it had indexed and cataloged all the e-mails that were stolen from Sony Pictures by computer hackers in a cyber hacking assault the U.S. government attributed to North Korea to put teeth in a threat to blow up movie theaters showing The Interview, attorney David Boies once again has put media on notice. A letter has been sent to media outlets appealing to them not to wallow in the ill-gotten… Read
Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Two: Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, Theo James And More
Day Two at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival started off with a visit from Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins and director Reed Morano of the family drama Meadowland, quickly followed by Nick Sandow (this time in the director's seat) and Vincent Piazza, who are promoting their mob pic, The Wannabe, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Photographer Drew Wiedemann had a full slate today, especially when the cast and crew of Emilie arrived… Read
Arturo Castro Tags Along On ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’
Arturo Castro (Broad City) has joined the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee’s feature adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel. It follows a group of servicemen sent on a "victory tour" after returning from combat in Iraq. Billy Lynn and his comrades will return to battle after the tour ends with a halftime show of a Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day. Castro will play Marcellino “Mango” Montoya, a steady and skeptical member of Lynn’s Bravo… Read
TriStar Slates Ang Lee’s ‘Halftime Walk’ For Late 2016
TriStar Pictures has slated the wartime drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, from director Ang Lee, for release on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. The studio previously had the spot held for Sinister Six but moved that superhero film off the date. Billy Lynn has that weekend to itself for now.
The 3D film is based on the best-selling Ben Fountain novel and stars Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, newcomer Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. It follows… Read
‘Batman V Superman’ Trailer Gets Official Release Following Leak
Nearly 24 hours after the trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked via a shaky cellphone camera recording, Warner Bros has kneeled before reality and released the teaser officially. The trailer for the film, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as DC’s contentious superheroes, originally was planned to be unveiled during a 15-minute long event in Imax theaters on Monday. The studio’s official release spoils that planned surprise.
Warner Bros and DC can… Read
Ben Stiller Confirms Penelope Cruz In ‘Zoolander 2′
Months after Deadline first reported that Penelope Cruz had agreed to appear in Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller today made it official, with an announcement on Instagram and Twitter that the Oscar-winning actress indeed will be in the comedy sequel. Cruz’s character has not been revealed.
Vincent Bollore Consolidates Grip Over Vivendi, Now Poised To Create Global Media Giant
Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bollore emerged victorious at the French media giant’s annual meeting, seeing off a shareholder rebellion and winning a battle over double voting rights that will allow him to move forward with his vision of turning Vivendi into a global player. The billionaire businessman, who has tightened his grip over Vivendi in recent weeks by nearly tripling his stake in the company to 14.5% in the space of less than two months, was presiding over his first… Read
First Set Photo From ‘Pee Wee’s Big Holiday’ Pops Up On Instagram
It’s Friday, and the secret word is “selfie.” (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Paul Reubens made his Instagram debut today with the first photo from the set of Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. It’s a photo taken by Joe Manganiello, who just joined the cast last week.
‘Furious 7′ Tops $1B Worldwide — A First For Universal
Furious 7 has become Universal’s first billion-dollar baby, and the entertainment company’s head honcho took to the web today to talk about what is a notable moment for the 103-year-old studio. “Today marks a significant milestone in our history,” NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer wrote in a blog post as the setua-sequel raced past that global-boxoffice milestone in just its 17th day in release. The actioner starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker has banked an… Read