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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris. The creative director of Chanel, who appeared in countless movies as himself including Ben Stiller's fashion comedy Zoolander, is said to have been unwell for weeks. However, he was working up until his death. Deadline sister title WWD said that the German designer was giving instructions to his team at Fendi for its forthcoming fall collection, which is due to take place later this week. He did, however, fail to… Read

Film

‘Rocketman’ Featurette: Taron Egerton Sings Tiny Dancer In Elton John Biopic

Paramount has released a featurette of Taron Egerton singing Elton John classic Tiny Dancer in biopic Rocketman. The film will chart the story of the artist’s breakthrough years when he went from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight to become international superstar Elton John. Egerton stars with Jamie Bell as John’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila… Read

International

Fox’s ‘Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back’ Cooks Up Russian Remake

Fox's Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back has got a Russian remake after distributor All3Media International closed a deal with local broadcaster CTC Media. The show, which is produced by the chef's own indie Studio Ramsay, launched on Friday February 15 on CTC Media's Che Channel. Produced in-house by Che Channel, the 20-part series is known locally as Superchef and will be fronted by restaurateur and host Aram Mnatsakanov. He previously hosted the Ukrainian… Read

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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell is to star in the BBC's adaptation of The North WaterDeadline understands that the Minority Report star will front the series, written and directed by Lean on Pete and 45 Years' Andrew Haigh, and produced by Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films. Farrell plays Henry Drax in the drama, a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic… Read

International

Hulu’s ‘Fyre Fraud’ Doc Set To Go Global After eOne Secures International Rights

Hulu's Fyre Fraud documentary is set to go global after eOne secured the international rights to the feature-length film. The distributor has taken the international rights to the doc, which told the explosive story of the failed festival and its founder, con-man Billy MacFarland. While Hulu got first drop on Netflix by releasing Fyre Fraud ahead of its rival's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, the latter was able to be watched internationally, whereas Hulu's… Read

TV

Joan & Jackie Collins’ Life Story To Be Turned Into TV Series By ‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer Fable Pictures

Stan & Ollie and Wild Rose producer Fable Pictures is turning the story of Joan and Jackie Collins into a six-part television series. This comes after the Sony-owned production company secured the rights to the sisters' life stories. Playwright Penelope Skinner, who wrote the Romola Garai and Greta Gerwig-fronted play The Village Bike as well as series such as E4's Fresh Meat is writing the script for the series, which does not have a broadcaster attached. The Crown and Ga… Read

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Juno Temple-Fronted Period Drama ‘Little Birds’ & Sci-Fi Drama ‘Intergalactic’ Lead Sky Drama Slate

EXCLUSIVE: A period drama starring Dirty John star Juno Temple and a sci-fi drama set in the 23rd Century are the first two original commissions from recently promoted Sky drama chief Cameron Roach. Temple, who also starred in films such as Antonement and Killer Joe, is fronting Little Birds, an adaptation of Anais Nin's infamous collection of erotic short stories. Written by The Girl Who Fell to Earth author Sophia Al-Maria and directed by Billions and House of Cards… Read

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UK Pay-TV Giant Sky Promotes Cameron Roach To Head Of Drama Following Anne Mensah’s Exit

EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Roach has been promoted to drama boss of UK pay-TV giant Sky. Roach has been acting head of drama since November following the departure of Anne Mensah to Netflix at the end of last year. He will now take on the role on a permanent basis and will report to Sky Content Managing Director Gary Davey. Roach has been with Sky, working under Mensah, for the last five years and has worked on titles including Tim Roth-fronted arctic crime drama Tin Star, Amazon… Read

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled After Two Seasons At Netflix

Friends From College won’t be back for another semester. Show co-creator Nicholas Stoller took to Twitter to announce that the Netflix comedy won’t be returning for your bingeing pleasure. “Friends from College will not be returning for a third season,” Stoller wrote. “Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents' Day!” Netflix released a statement in regards to the news adding, “We’re grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise… Read

Awardsline

Oscar Week 2019 Parties & Events: The List

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This list will be updated on a regular basis this week with more events to be announced. Please send any event or party details to anthony@deadline.com. Most events are by invite-only except for the Oscar Week panels; tickets sold for those at Oscars.org. Tuesday, Feb. 19 5:30PM: 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards Location: Beverly Hilton Those lauded include Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther Costume Designer, Career Achievement Award), Glenn Close (Best Actress Oscar… Read

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Oscars: Film Editing Nominee John Ottman On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Triumphant Journey, Making Queen Timeless & Bryan Singer’s Exit

It shouldn’t have been too surprising that John Ottman won this year’s ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film Drama for Bohemian Rhapsody. Equally it shouldn’t be at all shocking that he is nominated for his first Academy Award in Film Editing for that film. If anyone would know the challenge of turning around a troubled ship, it is Ottman’s fellow film editors — and, in perhaps the year’s most extraordinary achievement in film editing, Ottman was integral to helping save… Read

Business

Time’s Up President Lisa Borders Resigns: “I Hope My Efforts Will Continue To Resonate”

Lisa Borders

After taking the job of president and CEO of Time’s Up late last year, Lisa Borders has stepped down from her post. She announced the news Monday via Twitter. “As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development. Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I must resign from Time’s Up to address family concerns that require my singular focus. I appreciate the opportunity to support this mission and I hope my efforts will… Read