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Burbank Hits Vegas As Disney Reigns With Billion-Dollar Hits & Warner Bros Brings Out The Most Stars Ever – CinemaCon

Burbank came to Vegas today, as both Disney and Warner Bros attempted to wow exhibitors in their own patented ways at CinemaCon. Disney brought the movies. Warners brought the stars. Both played well in the desert, and especially with the mom and pop theater owners who eat this stuff up. In all my years attending WB’s “The Big Show” presentations here, I have never seen the sheer numbers of filmmakers and actors who boarded the corporate jet and hit the Colosseum stage… Read

‘Mowgli’, Warner Bros’ Long-In-Works ‘Jungle Book’ Film, Gets First-Look Teaser – CinemaCon

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Warner Bros screened a 2 1/2-minute trailer of its long-gestating Jungle Book adaptation Mowgli (formally titled Jungle Book: Origins) this evening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Director Andy Serkis along with stars Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand were present to cue up the video for the film, which began principal photography in 2015. Serkis said his take on the Rudyard Kipling classic focuses on “the journey of Mowgli of being an… Read

‘Smallfoot’ Trailer: Warner Animation Pic Breaks The Ice At CinemaCon

Smallfoot

Warner Bros used its CinemaCon presentation this evening to unveil the first trailer from Smallfoot, its Warner Animation Group pic where a yeti (voiced by Channing Tatum) makes a wild discovery that was thought to be only a myth: a human. James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro also provide voices for the pic, which hits theaters September 28. Karey Kirkpatrick wrote and directed the film. WAG… Read

‘A Star Is Born’ With Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Gets First Look – CinemaCon

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Warner Bros debuted the first look at A Star Is Born, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper alongside Lady Gaga. “It's a big swing this movie,” said Cooper, saying how he always wanted to do a love story and the best way to express that is through music. “We jumped on stage in front of real crowds,” said Cooper. Lady Gaga did not make an appearance at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. In the new movie, Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star on… Read

‘Aquaman’ Work-In-Progress Teaser, Bits Of ‘Shazam!’ Shown At Warner Bros’ CinemaCon Panel

Jason Momoa

Warner Bros didn’t waste time at its CinemaCon session today in Las Vegas and began with the DC goods, initially showing off some behind-the-scenes footage of the Shazamand Aquaman cast and James Wan introducing an Aquaman teaser with some unfinished VFX. Essentially it’s a lot of Atlantis, swimming fish people sometimes riding sea horses, and futuristic submarines. Aquaman is challenging his brother played by Patrick Wilson for the throne (sounds a lot like Black Panthe… Read

Latest Bankruptcy Filings Reveal Extent Of Weinstein Co. Woes

The latest filings in The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy case draw a clearer picture of the studio’s legal and financial woes. The studio identifies nearly a dozen outstanding lawsuits filed against The Weinstein Co., many stemming from co-funder Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. Some cases received widespread attention, such the civil rights case brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, or the class action suit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of… Read

Denis O’Hare & More Round Out Cast Of ‘Late Night’

Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare, John Early, Max Casella and Megalyn Echikunwoke have been set to round out the cast of Late Night, the comedy starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. The film written by Kaling and being directed by Nisha Ganatra centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. The newcomers join John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott… Read

Webby Awards: ‘Game Of Thrones’, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga Among Winners

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences unveiled the winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. Honorees include HBO’s Game of Thrones for, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Rise Up for Public Service & Activism, and Lady Gaga for her documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. Other winners include Jay Z, director Steven Soderbergh, actor Jesse Williams, #MeToo trailblazer Susan Fowler, RuPaul,  Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams’ podcast 2 Dope Queens and more. National Geographic… Read

Global Road Hires Warner Bros.’ Jun Oh To Head Business & Legal Affairs

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Jun Oh has joined Global Road Entertainment as president of business and legal affairs, coming over from Warner Bros. Pictures. He will be responsible for all business and legal affairs for film and TV development, productions, distribution and acquisitions globally and report to Rob Friedman, CEO and Chairman. Oh was previously senior VP, business affairs at Warner Bros., overseeing deal negotiations covering all aspects of development and production in connection with… Read

Ana de Armas Makes A Date With Danny Boyle Untitled Romantic Comedy

EXCLUSIVE: Ana de Armas has joined Universal/Working Title’s Danny Boyle untitled romantic comedy scripted by Richard Curtis. The Blade Runner 2049 actress will play the role of Roxanne and joins Lily James,  Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran in the upcoming feature. The plot is still under wraps. De Armas can be seen this week in Corazon opposite Demian Bechir,  a short film directed by John Hillcoat that is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. The… Read

‘Excessive Force,’ Carl Franklin To Direct With Ice Cube Starring, Is Latest On CubeVision Slate

EXCLUSIVE: Excessive Force, a story about racism and corruption based on a story and script written by Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, is planning to go into production this fall with Carl Franklin (Devil In The Blue Dress, One False Move) at the helm. Excessive Force, to be produced by Joe Roth and CubeVision, will star Ice Cube. The storyline of the controversial thriller is being kept under wraps, but we know it involves excessive force in the Cleveland police department… Read

WME Signs Anthony Byrne; ‘In Darkness’ Helmer Set For ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Anthony Byrne for representation in all areas. The director, whose feature In Darkness releases via Vertical Entertainment in domestic theaters next month, has also been set to helm the 5th season of period gangster epic Peaky Blinders. Byrne’s previous recent credits include Butterfly, a three-part drama starring Anna Friel for ITV. He co-wrote thriller In Darkness with Game Of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer. It will be available on Netflix later this… Read