‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Anthony Chisholm, Armen Garo & Caleb Castille To Recur in Hulu Series
Anthony Chisholm (Random Acts of Flyness), Armen Garo (The Sopranos) and Caleb Castille (Run The Race) are set to recur in Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television.
Created and written by The RZA and Tse, the series is based on the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history, and will explore and expand the band's world. Set in early '90s New York at… Read
GLAAD Media Awards Adds Lizzo As Performer; Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow And More As Presenters
EXCLUSIVE: The soulful, flute-playing, twerking queen Lizzo is set to bring her “Juice” to the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. In addition to Lizzo performing her hit song to open the annual ceremony, GLAAD announced additional LGBTQIA+ luminaries and allies as presenters including Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meghan Trainor, Olivia Munn, Erika Jayne, Adam Rippon, Hayley Kiyoko, and Barbara Corcoran. The ceremony will take place on March 28 at the… Read
‘GLOW’ Star Betty Gilpin Set For ‘The Hunt’ From Universal & Blumhouse
Betty Gilpin, who recently appeared on the silver screen in New Line’s rom-com Isn’t It Romantic, has officially boarded The Hunt, the Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions action thriller penned Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. The Emmy nominated star of Netflix’s female wrestling series, GLOW, joins Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton in the film which is being directed by Craig Zobel.
Scheduled for release in October, the pic explores… Read
Vinny Chhibber Joins ‘Animal Kingdom’; ‘Strange Angel’ Casts Marquise C. Brown
Vinny Chhibber (The Red Line) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of TNT's flagship drama series Animal Kingdom. Chhibber will portray Rahul, an arrogant billionaire used to getting what he wants; be it luxury items or women. When he's told he can't have something, he'll spend any amount of money to have it. He enlists the help of Frankie (Dichen Lachman) and the Cody Boys. Berglund will play Olivia, a pretty, young, wealthy college freshman who… Read
‘Chambers’: First Look At Uma Thurman & Tony Goldwyn In Netflix Supernatural Drama Series
Netflix has released the first images of Chambers, its upcoming hourlong supernatural drama from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe (see above and below).
Starring Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose, Chambers centers on a young heart attack survivor who becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor's sudden death, the more she starts taking on the… Read
BRON Studios Boosts TV Signal With EVP-Level Hire, Promotion
EXCLUSIVE: BRON Studios has hired Endeavor Content senior associate Pippa Lambert as EVP Domestic Television and promoted David Davoli to EVP International Television as the indie producer-financier bolsters its nascent TV division, which sees its first production going before cameras next month.
Lambert and Davoli will help establish the company’s TV business, working with creators and filmmakers worldwide to develop, package and produce premium content for global… Read
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Powers To $71M+ Opening, A Major Win For Original Fare At The Box Office – Monday AM Update
The opening for Jordan Peele’s Us is even bigger than the $70.2M that Universal reported with early morning reports showing $71.1M after a $16.8M Sunday.
Sunday is 7% better than the $15.7M originally expected yesterday. Though exit polls for Us (B CinemaScore, 80% overall PostTrak positive) were behind Get Out‘s (A- CinemaScore, 84% positive), that never stopped the box office momentum for Peele’s latest. Essentially, the pic’s ending has folks divided, and that’s why… Read
Apple Aims To Topple Netflix & Amazon’s Streaming Reign With Today’s Big Reveal
They may not be in the Steve Jobs Theater today at Apple HQ, but Reed Hastings and Jeff Bezos will certainly be watching when Tim Cook unveils the company’s new streaming service that the home of the iPhone has been cooking up under lock and key the past two years.
Having seen their companies dominate the latest evolution of the entertainment industry for most of the past decade, the Netflix and Amazon CEOs are now facing a streaming newbie who is coming in aggressively… Read
Viacom Stock Jumps After AT&T Carriage Deal
Shares in Viacom, which have had an up-and-down 2019, jumped 5% in early trading on the news in the pre-dawn hours that the company reached a new carriage deal with AT&T.
Trading volume was initially lighter than average, but shares ranged between $26.50 and $27 as investors reacted to the new contract. The upward momentum is a relief to Viacom partisans after some recent trading sessions when the company’s 52-week low of $23.31 has not been out of reach.
AT&T shares… Read
Sutton Foster To Join Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’
Sutton Foster, star of TV’s Younger and a two-time Tony Award winner, will co-star with Hugh Jackman in next year’s Broadway revival of The Music Man, Jackman tweeted this morning.
Jackman tweeted a photo of himself (see it above) dancing with Foster with the simple message, “For our next dance…@sfosternyc is #Marian @MusicManBway.” Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the casting.
Foster will play Marian Paroo, or, as one of the show’s songs puts it, “Marian the Librarian.”… Read
Apple Streaming Service Is “Big Moment For Media Industry & UK Producers”, Says Former Channel 4 & TLC Boss
Apple is expected to shed some light on its new video streaming service today during an anticipated livestreamed event from the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, CA. The event gets underway at 9 a.m. PT.
The streaming service rival to Netflix is expected to carry original content from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, JJ Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. It’s not clear yet what third-party content will be included on the service or on which devices… Read
MTV’s European Music Awards Head To Seville In Spain For 2019 Event
MTV is heading to Seville, Spain for this year's European Music Awards. It marks the second year in a row that the live music event will be held in Spain, having been hosted in Bilbao last year.
The Viacom-owned youth-skewing network will run the event out of FIBES, Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville on Sunday November 3 2019. It will air in nearly 180 countries.
Last year's event, which was hosted by Hailee Steinfeld at the Bizkaia Arena, featured performances… Read