Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross Climb ‘Clifton Hill’ For Indie Canadian Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Tuppence Middleton and Hannah Gross are starring in Canadian indie Clifton Hill, a drama from In Her Place director Albert Shin. The psychological thriller hails from Rhombus Media and Elevation Pictures with Elevation distributing in Canada.
The story centers on Abby (Middleton) who, after returning home following the death of her mother, becomes obsessed with fragmented memories of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child. Gross is Abby's younger… Read
Chris Messina Joins Warner Bros/DC’s ‘Birds Of Prey’ As Bad Guy Victor Zsasz
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Messina has joined Warner Bros/DC’s Birds of Prey in the villainous role of Victor Zsasz, a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims. Zsasz will be working in cahoots with Ewan McGregor’s lead bad guy Black Mask. Cathy Yan is directing from Christina Hodson’s screenplay.
The character of Zsasz was first introduced in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 in June 1992 as part of Batman: The Last Arkham series. Zsasz’s… Read
Chris O’Dowd & Anne-Marie Duff To Front Fremantle Scripted Podcast ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd and Shameless' Anne-Marie Duff are to front Baby It's Cold Outside, the first podcast to emerge from Fremantle's scripted podcast label Storyglass.
O'Dowd stars as Ed and Duff plays his estranged wife Sam in the drama, a story of an ordinary man, struggling with homelessness, who is trying to have a special day with his son, whilst keeping secret the tragedy of his circumstances. Billy Jenkins (The Crown) plays Ed and Sam's son… Read
Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Remake Of Danish Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’
Bold Films and Nine Stories said Monday they have acquired rights to remake The Guilty, the suspense thriller that currently serves as Denmark’s entry into the Oscar Foreign Language Film race.
Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the pic, which won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year. The plot centers on a police officer under investigation who is demoted to desk-work at an emergency call center. When he receives a terrified phone call from a… Read
Ahna O’Reilly To Play Fox News Correspondent Julie Roginsky In Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Ahna O’Reilly has boarded Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes feature and will portray Fox correspondent Julie Roginsky.
Roginsky alleged in a lawsuit that she was denied a position co-hosting the mid-afternoon Fox News Channel show The Five after refusing to have a sexual relationship with network news boss Ailes. She was a political consultant who was a regular at FNC starting in 2005. The co-hosting spot that Roginsky was passed over went to Geraldo Rivera… Read
Constance Wu In Talks For Savion Einstein Comedy At Screen Gems
EXCLUSIVE: We are hearing that Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu is in talks for the untitled Savion Einstien-scripted comedy that Brownstone’s Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman are producing at Screen Gems.
The logline is being kept under wraps, but Kimmy Gatewood is making her feature directorial debut with the pic. Screen Gems declined comment. Brownstone’s Alison Small is executive producer.
Einstein wrote the Victoria Films feature The Longest Birthday.
Wu recently… Read
‘The Terror’: Cristina Rodlo Cast As Regular In Season 2 Of AMC Anthology
Mexican actress Cristina Rodlo is set as a series regular in Season 2 of AMC's anthology series The Terror.
Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. The next iteration will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to… Read
Janelle Monáe Joins Gloria Steinem Biopic ‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’
EXCLUSIVE: Janelle Monáe has come aboard The Glorias: A Life on the Road, the Gloria Steinem biopic that has Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander playing the feminist and social-political activist at various stages of her life. Julie Taymor is directing the film which is based on Steinem's memoir.
This seems like a befitting project for Monáe who, like Steinem, is an outspoken human rights advocate. Earlier this year, the multiple Grammy nominee called for a Time’s Up in th… Read
Naomie Harris To Topline Cop Thriller ‘Black And Blue’ For Screen Gems
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) has signed on as the lead in the Sony Screen Gems body cam cop thriller Black And Blue (formally titled Exposure), which is being directed by Deon Taylor based on a screenplay from Peter A. Dowling.
The plot centers on a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who witnesses corrupt officers murdering a drug dealer, an event that is captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her she escapes and is hunted… Read
Jennie Snyder Urman Sets Series Starring Jaime Camil At CBS, All Access Show As She Launches Company With Joanna Klein
Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman has teamed with veteran development executive Joanna Klein to launch Sutton St. Productions. The company will be based at CBS Television Studios under Urman’s overall deal there. Sutton St. already has several high profile series set for development. They include Riches To Rags, a multi-camera comedy at CBS headlined and executive produced by Jane standout Jaime Camil, and You’re Killing Me, a comedy at CBS All… Read
‘Woman At War’: Jodie Foster To Direct & Star In English Version Of Iceland’s Oscar Entry
EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of Woman at War, the spirited and eccentric eco-thriller that Iceland has officially submitted for the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.
Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played in the original film by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a genial middle-aged music teacher hiding a secret life as an outlaw environmental activist with… Read
’47 Meters Down’ Sequel: Sophie Nélisse To Star, Corinne Foxx & Sistine Stallone Make Film Debuts; Summer 2019 Release
Cast and release date have been set for 47 Meters Down – Uncaged, the sequel to box office breakout 47 Meters Down. Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), John Corbett (Sex And The City), Nia Long (Empire), Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Brianne Tju (Scream TV series), Davi Santos (Polaroid) and Khylin Rhambo (Teen Wolf) will star.
Principal photography is underway this week in the Dominican Republic with Byron Allen’s ESMP U.S. release in 3,500+ screens set for June 28, 2019… Read