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‘Get Shorty’ Season 2 Trailer: Filmmaker, Family Man, Career Criminal – Now His Partner’s Wearing A Wire

Film producer screens some footage and solicits feedback. “It’s — not good,” is the first response. “Well, we’re all in agreement on that pretty much,” is the reply as said producer plunges his face into his hands. Here’s the first trailer for Season 2 of Get Shorty, Epix’s dark comedy based on Elmore Leonard’s novel and the 1995 Barry Sonnenfeld movie. The sophomore logline: Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man… Read


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Cast & Creators On Season 6, LGBTQ Representation, & An ‘SVU’ Crossover? – Comic-Con

The canceled and then quickly renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine busted into San Diego Comic-Con like a drug raid, and it was probably the rowdiest and most fan-driven panel on the first day of the confab — or, as the kids say, it was “lit AF.” The crowd erupted with off-the-charts applause as show creators Luke Del Tredici and Dan Goor were joined on the stage by stars Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker… Read


‘Assassination Nation’: Sundance Darling Captures Hall H Crowd With Provocative Footage – Comic-Con

The Sam Levinson-directed Assassination Nation drew the biggest acquisition and became the buzziest title at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Today, the shocking and provocative film shoved aside the superheroes and usual fanboy fare from Hall H as the filmmakers took the stage to try to broaden its potential appeal to include the young-demo San Diego Comic-Con crowd. The Bron-backed pic was acquired by Neon, and Joe & Anthony Russo’s AGBO in a $10 million-plus world… Read


‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ Review: With Original Cast & Cher On Board, Don’t Try To Resist This Musical ABBA Feast

Here we go again. Truer words were never spoken in terms of a movie title than with the new sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, which picks up the story a decade after the first film became a certifiable musical smash for Universal/Legendary. The new one promises to repeat history, with the original cast back intact, a flashback storyline on how it all began with a group of terrific younger actors and some new prized additions to the cast like, oh, Cher for starters. ABBA… Read


Akiva Goldsman Returns To CAA

Akiva Goldsman

EXCLUSIVE: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has returned to CAA. Goldsman ended a longtime relationship with that agency in 2014, and had moved to WME. There was no acrimony in the move back, but he needed a break back then but remained close friends with CAA chief Richard Lovett. The scribe, who won the Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, simply decided to return. He has set up numerous projects around down as writer, director and producer through his Weed Road… Read


Screen Gems Nabs ‘Superfecundation’ Script From Savion Einstein

Screen Gems

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has acquired Superfecundation, a spec script from Nicholl Fellowship scribe Savion Einstein. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions is coming aboard to produce the comedy romance pic, which is being fast-tracked. The studio is now on the hunt for a director. The script centers on a charmingly chaotic woman who is struggling to figure out her life, and finds herself in a unique situation when she becomes pregnant with twins by… Read


Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’

Paris Jackson

EXCLUSIVE: Paris Jackson is continuing to make inroads on her acting career, and might even be doing a little singing to boot. She has landed a co-starring role in The Space Between, an indie comedic drama starring Kelsey Grammer and Jackson White. Rachel Winter, who produced the Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club, is directing the pic described as a love letter to music and revolving around the record industry. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles. The film, penned by… Read


Imagine Sets Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Helming Debut: ‘Rent’ Creator Jonathan Larson’s ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’; ‘Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson Scripting

Lin-Manuel Miranda

EXCLUSIVE: In what shapes up as a stage-to-film transfer with iconic Broadway talent, Imagine Entertainment has set Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to make his feature directorial debut on Tick, Tick…Boom! That is based on the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind the smash musical Rent. The Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson is aboard to write the screen adaptation. Miranda will produce alongside Imagine… Read


‘Second Act’ Trailer: Jennifer Lopez Fakes Her Way To Penthouse View

When a smug, male co-worker and rival for a promotion tells Jennifer Lopez, out loud and with witnesses no less, that getting the job won’t be easy “for a woman your age,” you know Second Act promises the kind of workplace comeuppance fantasyland that fueled Working Girl and Lopez’ own Maid in Manhattan. And you definitely know J Lo is going to land that job. The only question remaining is, at what cost? That’s the premise of director Peter Segal’s new comedy from STXfilms… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal Talk ‘Blindspotting’, “BBQ Becky” And The Impact Of Gentrification

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the verse-driven stylings of Lionsgate’s film Blindspottingand the film’s stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal paid a visit to the New Hollywood Podcast to wax poetic on all the details. Marking the directorial debut of Carlos López Estrada, the film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, follows Collin (Diggs), who is making the best of his final days of probation for an arrest that haunts him and his… Read


‘Rick & Morty’ & ‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon To Exec Produce Comedy Rap Album

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Harmon is a pretty busy guy; the Community creator is working on 70 episodes of his Adult Swim series Rick and Morty and is penning a script for a TV remake of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Sirens of Titan. He's now moving into music. Harmon is exec producing a comedy rap album by comedian Rob Tanchum. The album, Disturbed, Depressed, Inadequate is a concept album from the New Yorker, who caught Harmon's eye after setting one of the latter's long-running jokes to… Read


‘Last Man Standing’ Releases Teaser For “Fox” Revival

Tim Allen and Nancy Travis have spotted a “Fox” in the woods — but it isn’t that kind of fox. In a new teaser for the upcoming revival for Last Man Standing on Fox, Allen and Travis are sitting around a campfire as Mike and Vanessa Baxter. Vanessa says she sees a fox and Mike baits her into saying it three more times before looking at the camera and saying, “I know somebody's gonna be happy you said that three times.” This is, of course, referencing the sitcom’s move from… Read