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Hulu Orders ‘Sweet Tooth’ Pilot Based On Comic From Team Downey & Jim Mickle

Hulu has given a pilot order to Sweet Tooth, a drama based on characters created for DC Vertigo by Jeff Lemire. The project hails from Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, Hap and Leonard co-creator Jim Mickle and Warner Bros. TV. Written and to be directed by Mickle, Sweet Tooth is the coming-of-age fable of Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of hybrids and humans searching to… Read


Legendary Wins 7-Figure Auction For Short Story ‘Byall;’ ‘Creed II’s Stephen Caple Jr Directs, Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmeier Scripting

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary has just closed a seven-figure deal in an electric 11 suitor auction for Byall, a short story that has Creed II director Stephen Caple Jr attached to helm. It will be adapted by Creed II co-writer Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmeier. That duo, who are scripting Space Jam 2, wrote the short story that got the whole town hot and bothered. Byall is a 10 page story set slightly in the future in Los Angeles. Imagine a world in which there is no more LAPD, and… Read


Donald Trump Again Blames “Management” For California Wildfires On Eve Of Visit

President Donald Trump says he’s going to visit Northern California on Saturday “Just to see the firefighters.” “Nobody's ever seen what's going on over there, and now they're saying it could be as many as 600, this just came out before we met, could be as many as 600 people killed – up by 400,” Trump told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace in an interview conducted Friday afternoon. “And burned beyond recognition, they can't even see the bodies, it's incredible,” Trump… Read


Olivia De Havilland Battles “False Words” Of FX’s ‘Feud’ In SCOTUS Clash – Update

Olivia De Havilland Feud

UPDATED, 12:42 PM: Olivia de Havilland’s is hitting back at FX’s attempts to keep the Gone with the Wind actress’ lawsuit over her depiction in Feud: Bette and Joan from being heard before the Supreme Court. "In its Opposition, FX claims that Miss de Havilland's case is not 'cert-worthy,'” her lawyer Suzelle Smith said. “This is another way of saying FX does not want the U.S. Supreme Court to take a good look at the Court of Appeal Opinion, written by a state justice with… Read

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Looting $69M-$70M; Widows $13M+, ‘Instant Family’ $12M+ Openings

UPDATE FRIDAY, 12:36 PM: Warner Bros. sequel Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald is eyeing around $27.5M, on its way to a $69M-$70M weekend. Note last night’s previews only grossed $7.3M and rep close to 27% of today’s ticket sales. Let’s hope the momentum builds. Lower range here on the film because Thursday previews of $7.3M came in 17% less than the Thursday of the first chapter two years ago. On the Atom Tickets side, FB2 is outpacing pre-sales of Incredible… Read


SAG-AFTRA Urges Members To Ratify New Sound Recordings Code

SAG-AFTRA is urging its members to ratify the terms of a new Sound Recordings Code reached last month with the major record labels. The new three-year contract, which was approved unanimously by the union's national board of directors, covers singers, announcers, actors, comedians and narrators employed in the recording industry. Only those members who have had earnings under the pact since 2012 are eligible to vote, and ballots must be returned no later than December… Read


Donald Trump Promises Fox News Channel He Will Toss CNN’s Jim Acosta From Future Pressers If He “Misbehaves”

President Donald Trump insisted it was “not a big deal” that the White House was ordered this morning to return CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press badge and vowed to “throw him out or stop the news conference” next time Acosta “misbehaves.” In an interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace conducted shortly after a federal judge ruled the White House had to return Jim Acosta’s press badge, Per Trump-appointed federal judge Timothy Kelly, “we have to create… Read


Fox Developing Animated Comedy ‘Buffalo Wings’ From ‘Nobodies’ Creators

Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras and Larry Dorf have set their next project post Nobodies. Fox has put in development Buffalo Wings, a half-hour animated comedy from the Groundlings alums and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Davidson, Ramras and Dorf, Buffalo Wings is about two Canadian brothers who do not follow the rest of their flock when they fly south. When their hypothesis is wrong and they almost freeze to death, they must take refuge in Buffalo, NY, where they begin to… Read


‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Renewed For Season 7 By ABC

Ahead of its sixth season premiere this summer, ABC has renewed Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a seventh season. It is believed to consist of 13 episodes, on par with Season 6. The timing of the early renewal is likely tied to the cast’s option coming up. Along with picking up the actors’ options, ordering Season 7 ahead of time would allow for the two shorter seasons to be filmed back-to-back, which helps to reduces costs. When S.H.I.E.L.D.’s move to summer was… Read


Criterion Films Announces New Streaming Service To Replace FilmStruck

That was fast. Deadline reported yesterday that movement was afoot to prevent the demise of FilmStruck and its curated access to the movie classics from the Criterion Collection. This after a group of elite filmmakers implored WarnerMedia not to scrub the service at month’s end. Here is the announcement with the specifics: The Criterion Collection and WarnerMedia announced today a new chapter for the beloved collection of Criterion films. In the Spring of 2019, through a… Read


Peter Bart: A Final Toast To Screenwriter Extraordinaire William Goldman

William Goldman

William Goldman, who died Thursday at age 87, usually was depicted as a curmudgeon because of his famous "nobody knows anything" quote. But he loved film and theater and the craft of creating a movie. The process represented an exciting adventure for him and, in fact, that was the point of his full quote; "Every time out it's a guess," he wrote, and no one has the final answers. Goldman liked to hold forth on film and theater at his haunt, the Daniel Restaurant on East… Read


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Rami Malek To Receive Breakthrough Performance Award At 30th Palm Springs Film Festival

Bohemian Rhapsody

EXCLUSIVE: Rami Malek has been chosen for this year’s Breakthrough Performance Award at the 30th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival for his acclaimed performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The honor will be presented at the Film Awards Gala on Thursday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival runs January 3-14. "In the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek fully brings to life and embodies musical legend Freddie Mercury, in what is truly an… Read