‘In Jackson Heights’ Trailer: 50 Years Of Frederick Wiseman Docus
EXCLUSIVE: Frederick Wiseman has made 40 documentary films in the past 50 years and the trailer for No. 40 is now here: the New York love letter In Jackson Heights, a feature-length snapshot of the diverse neighborhood in northwestern Queens. It is in the midst of its fall fest run, having premiered in Venice before screening in Toronto and now getting a slot in its hometown fest, the New York Film Festival, on Sunday, with Wiseman in attendance.
Wiseman, now 85, has won… Read
Live-Action ‘Tiger & Bunny’ Coming From Imagine And Anew
Just-announced at New York Comic Con is the news that Ron Howard and Brian Glazer are getting into the superhero game. Imagine Entertainment is partnering with All Nippon Entertainment Works and Namco Bandai on a live action, English-language remake of Namco Bandai’s popular anime series Tiger & Bunny.
For those who haven’t checked it out, Tiger & Bunny explores themes familiar to fans of deconstructionist takes on superheroes like Powers, Watchmen and the like (though… Read
Christopher Nolan Mum On New Project At London Film Festival Talk
Christopher Nolan took the BFI London Film Festival stage this afternoon to continue his crusade for the preservation of film as digital continues to dominate production, archive and exhibition. But he stayed silent on details of his next movie. That silence has been deafening since Warner Bros announced a release date: July 21, 2017. The studio has world rights on the new one, as it has had with all of Nolan's recent pictures except for Interstellar, which it shared with… Read
Paramount Extends Brad Grey To 2020 Amid Viacom Efforts To Rebuild Studio
Viacom has extended Brad Grey’s contract as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures into 2020, providing some stability at a time of uncertainty at the entertainment giant. A studio insider tells Deadline the deal was completed months ago, though it just became public today.
The renewal comes as Viacom launches efforts to rebuild Paramount, which is expected to account for about 24% of the parent company’s revenues but little of its cash flow. It cut the studio’s slate… Read
Cameron Thor Sentencing Postponed As Acting Coach Hires Mark Geragos
Acting coach Cameron Thor, who was convicted last month of lewd conduct with a minor, has obtained famed defense attorney Mark Geragos to fight the conviction. Sentencing, which was scheduled to take place today in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, CA, has been continued until November 20.
Thor, who appeared in court today in handcuffs and a blue LA County Jail jumpsuit, was convicted of lewd conduct with one of his students, Jordyn Ladell, when she was a… Read
Lionsgate & iQIYI Ink China Streaming Pact; Film Movement Hearts Korea’s ‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ – Global Briefs
Lionsgate and Chinese online video platform iQIYI have entered a long-term output deal for movies from the studio as well as third-party titles. The pact gives iQIYI an exclusive SVOD and TVOD window on the films and includes a major promotional commitment. Under the deal are such upcoming movies as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2; Divergent Series: Allegiant; and action-thriller Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich, Dylan… Read
CAA Book Promises To Surprise, Will Hit Store Shelves Next Summer
EXCLUSIVE: The definitive book on talent agency CAA is being written by James Andrew Miller, the same author who penned the bestselling Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN and the as-yet untitled CAA book will be the launch title of Custom House, a new boutique label under William Morrow/Harper Collins.
The book will cover decades of the talent agency’s history, from its beginnings when ‘the boys’ — as they were called by their agent mentor Phil Weltman… Read
‘Hail, Caesar!’ Trailer: Coen Brothers’ Latest Looks Like Best-Of Reel (In A Good Way)
The first look at Universal Pictures’ Hail, Caesar! has dropped, and it has all the hallmarks of a killer Joel Coen and Ethan Coen pic. Based on the trailer, this one seems to be picking from the best of the brothers’ vault: a dash of the period Hollywood feel that could make it a sequel to Barton Fink, a kidnapping mystery like the one that tied the room together in The Big Lebowski (and less serious a crime than, say, No Country For Old Men or Fargo), and of course… Read
Rob Riggle Takes On Drama With ‘Midnight Sun’ Pic
EXCLUSIVE: This is no joke: Rob Riggle has been cast in Midnight Sun, the YA romantic drama that stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. It begins production next week in Vancouver. Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old girl sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger)… Read
Wayne Bastrup Takes Flight In ‘Sully’; Beau Knapp Enlists In ‘Sand Castle’
Wayne Bastrup has joined the cast of Warner Bros’ Clint Eastwood drama Sully, the pic based on the true story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger’s heroic 2009 landing of US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River that preserved the lives of all on board. Tom Hanks plays Sully, Laura Linney is his wife, and Colt McCallany also is in the cast. Shooting is underway in New York.
Bastrup, last seen onscreen in this summer’s Terminator Genisys and the Brian Wilson biopic Lo… Read
Timothy Spall And Colm Meaney In ‘The Journey’: First Look
Colm Meaney stars in Nick Hamm's The Journey as Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness opposite Timothy Spall as the late Sir Ian Paisley. The film is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland — firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Republican stalwart McGuinness— who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of modern history. It… Read
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Tapped As Featured Speaker At Produced By: New York
Alejandro G. Iñárritu will be the featured speaker at the second Produced By: New York conference later this month. The headlining panel, Producers' Masterclass: An Adventurous Partnership With Alejandro G. Iñárritu, featuring the Oscar and Producers Guild Award-winning filmmaker with his producing team — Mary Parent, Steve Golin, and Brad Weston — as they discuss their latest film, Tne Revenant.
Iñárritu and his team join previously announced Tina Fey and a roster of… Read