David Beaubaire Transitioning From Sony Exec To Producer
EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Sony Pictures exec veep of production David Beaubaire will transition by year’s end into a producing deal, sources said. There has been a series of changes at the studio, but I’m being told this is Beaubaire’s desire. Among his projects have been All The Money in The World, which Ridley Scott directed, and he has been immersed in the Men in Black re-creation. Beaubaire is a very well regarded who at Paramount was instrumental in films that included Flig… Read
Anthony Bourdain Imagines Harvey Weinstein Death, Slams Clintons & New York Times Columnists In Interview
Just four months before his own death in June by suicide, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain fantasized in an interview – published Sunday – about the demise of Harvey Weinstein, the accused rapist and harasser whose alleged victims include actress and Bourdain romantic partner Asia Argento.
In the lengthy Q&A published by the new Popula journalism website, Bourdain, during a discussion that also had him describing Bill Clinton as “a piece of sh*t, entitled, rapey, gropey… Read
‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Trailer: Felicity Jones Takes The Case In Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic
Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for On the Basis of Sex, the biopic of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that stars Felicity Jones. Mimi Leder directed the pic, penned by Daniel Stiepleman, that centers on Ginsburg as a young lawyer who teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring what becomes a landmark gender discrimination case before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The film from Focus and Participant Media co-stars Justin Theroux… Read
‘Warcraft’ Director Duncan Jones Teases Movie Based On Comic Book Series Rogue Trooper
Warcaft and Moon director Duncan Jones is in playful mood.
The filmmaker has posted a video on Twitter in which he seemingly teases that his next project will be a movie based on Rogue Trooper, a strip from the Brit anthology comic 2000AD, which is best known for spawning the Judge Dredd character.
The 1980s strip follows Rogue, a genetically created, blue-skinned, mohawked super soldier, and his three comrades’ search for their nemesis, the Traitor General. The story is… Read
“Lost” Stanley Kubrick Screenplay ‘Burning Secret’ Discovered By College Professor
A UK university professor claims to have unearthed a long-lost screenplay by the great Stanley Kubrick.
Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the acclaimed Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick's adaptation of the story, a suave insurance salesman befriends a 10-year-old boy at a spa resort so he is able seduce the child’s married mother.
Kubrick wrote it in 1956 with the American novelist Calder Willingham (The Graduate), with… Read
Beanie Feldstein Comedy ‘How To Build A Girl’ Adds Cast, Lionsgate With Shoot Under Way
Beanie Fedstein starrer How To Build A Girl is now under way in UK with Lionsgate on board for UK distribution.
Joining Feldstein (Lady Bird) and Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen in the comedic coming-of-age feature are Paddy Considine (Journeyman), Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Laurie Kynaston (England Is Mine), Joanna Scanlan (Pin Cushion), Arinzé Kene (Been So Long), Frank Dillane (In The Heart Of The Sea), Tadhg Murphy (Guerrilla) and Ziggy Heath (Spies of War… Read
Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Deneuve To Star In Cannes Winner Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Truth’
Cannes Palme d'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda will make his first film outside of Japan later this year with starry drama La Vérité (The Truth).
Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier are due to star in the largely French-language pic, the film’s producer has confirmed to us.
Binoche and Hawke will co-star as a married couple who return to France from the U.S. as the wife's mother (Deneuve), a well-known actress, publishes her controversial… Read
STX Entertainment Eyes August IPO In Hong Kong
STX Entertainment, which is known for action features like The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Killer’s Game with Jason Statham is looking to go public in Hong Kong in August. If the planned IPO goes through, it would mark the first U.S. company to raise funds in Hong Kong.
According to the South China Morning Post, which announced the news Sunday, John Zhao, chief executive of Hony Capital said that STX has picked Hong Kong “because the city will offer a better… Read
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Registers $100M+ WW; ‘Skyscraper’ Jumps In Low With $40M Offshore – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: After starting early offshore rollout Down Under two weeks ago, Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation checked into another 42 markets this frame, and topped the studio charts with $46.4M in 44 total hubs. The overseas tally is now $54.8M for a global total of $100.12M. The Genndy Tartakovsky-helmed threequel set a new record as Sony's biggest animated opening for the same group of 42 new markets and was No. 1 in 33.
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‘Eighth Grade’ Graduates to Best Opening Per Theater Average of 2018 at $63K; ’Sorry To Bother You’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office
Bo Burnham's Sundance debut Eighth Grade opened with the best debut weekend per theater average of the year. Released via A24, the feature grossed over $252K in four locations, giving it a robust $63,071 PTA. The figure tops Searchlight's Isle Of Dogs, which now holds the second-highest opening weekend average of 2018 at $60,011.
Amazon Studios launched Gus Van Sant's latest, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot, starring Joaquin Phoenix, also in four theaters Friday… Read
Why Dwayne Johnson Pic ‘Skyscraper’ Went Up In Flames At The B.O. With $25M+
4th Update with Sunday AM Analysis: This weekend The Rock is getting squashed by a horde of bloodsucking vampires, as Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is the prime destination for families, with a studio-reported $44.1. That knocks down Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper to third place, with a Universal-reported $25.4M, a low result for the action star in his recent solo PG-13 credits. The opening for HT3 currently ranks behind Hotel Transylvania 2‘s… Read
Tyler Perry Warns Fans About Internet Scams Using His Name
Actor, comedian and director Tyler Perry has made a boatload of money during his career. But a series of online posts claiming the “Madea” franchise creator is giving some of his bounty away are not true.
Perry has long been plagued by the problem of scammers using false giveaways and promotions with his name and image, and has previously reached out online to warn fans about them.
As far back as 2014, he posted on Facebook that “People who do this are some of the lowest… Read