Joey Bragg, Tyler Alvarez, Jack Griffo & Genevieve Hannelius To Star In ‘Sid Is Dead’ For American High
EXCLUSIVE: Joey Bragg (Liv and Maddie), Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal) Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), and Genevieve Hannelius (American Vandal) are set to topline Sid Is Dead, a comedy from American High. Eli Gonda is directing the film, which is slated to being shooting this month. The script is by Ghost Team writer Peter Warren.
The story centers on a socially invisible high school senior, Sid (Bragg) who, after slipping up and getting the school’s biggest bully… Read
Janina Gavankar Joining Warner Bros’ ‘Torrance’ Opposite Ben Affleck
EXCLUSIVE: We’re hearing that Sleepy Hollow actress Janina Gavankar is in final talks for the female lead in Gavin O’Connor’s Torrance at Warner Bros. She’ll play the ex-wife of Ben Affleck’s character.
Torrance, he working title of the project also known as The Has Been, follows a former basketball all-star, played by Affleck, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a… Read
‘Annabelle 3’ Adds Katie Sarife In Leading Role
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Sarife has landed one of the three key lead roles in New Line’s upcoming untitled Annabelle project which heads into production this week.
The sixth title in The Conjuring franchise picks up with the Warrens bringing the Annabelle doll to a place where she can no longer wreak havoc: their Artifacts Room. Annabelle awakens the room's evil which sets its sights on a new target: the Warrens' ten year-old daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace). Sarife will play the… Read
Universal Sued By ‘Fast & Furious’ Producer Neal Moritz Over Dwayne Johnson & Jason Statham Spinoff
EXCLUSIVE: The Fast and The Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw opens next summer, but the Universal flick might be doing wheelies in the courts by then too.
Franchise producer Neal Moritz today sued the Donna Langley-run studio for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud over being tossed out the door of the spinoff led by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. "This case presents a classic example of Hollywood greed," reads the filing made this morning in Los Angeles… Read
Mister Smith Boards Jack O’Connell-Charlie Hunnam Starrer ‘Jungleland’ — AFM
EXCLUSIVE: David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded international sales rights to drama Jungleland, starring Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy), Jessica Barden (End Of The F***ing World) and Jonathan Majors (White Boy Rick). CAA and WME will rep U.S.
In Jungleland, a reluctant bareknuckle boxer (O'Connell) and his brother (Hunnam) must travel across the country for one last fight, but an unexpected travel companion (Barden) — the… Read
Michael B. Jordan To Star In, Produce Hitman Tale ‘The Silver Bear’ For Lionsgate
EXCLUSIVE: Black Panther and Creed II star Michael B. Jordan will play the deadly assassin Columbus in The Silver Bear, a potential franchise launch for Lionsgate based on the book series by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma screenwriter Derek Haas. Frank Baldwin (The Godmother) has written the script that tells the formative story of a man who becomes the most feared and respected hit man in the criminal underworld.
The film will be produced by Jordan through Outlier Society and Ni… Read
‘My Spy’: Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman Join Dave Bautista-Led Movie At STX
Ken Jeong, known for The Hangover films and most recently seen in Crazy Rich Asians, has come aboard STXfilms’ Dave Bautista-starring action-comedy, My Spy, along with Midnight, Texas star Parisa Fitz-Henley, who played Meghan Markle in the recent Lifetime movie, and Big Little Lies‘ Chloe Coleman.
Peter Segal is directing the pic, which currently shooting in Toronto. Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, the plot follows a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself… Read
Erick Opeka Named President of Cinedigm Digital Networks
Erick Opeka has been named president of digital networks, overseeing the strategy, development, launch, and operations of Cinedigm’s growing roster of premium digital-first channels.
Opeka served as the company's EVP of digital networks since 2014, where he oversaw distribution of Cinedigm's OTT networks, which include the factual network Docurama; gaming and eSports network WHAM; the family friendly Dove Channel and Dove Kids; Asian pop culture network HALLYPOP; and the… Read
‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days
When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner Bros’ Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born has filled $100 million-plus worth of movie auditoriums in its first 12 days of domestic release.
Let’s face it, not all adult-oriented awards contenders are slam dunks at the box office, particularly when they are wide releases. Just ask Universal and DreamWorks, who hoped… Read
Peter Jackson’s WWI Movie ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Takes $730K In One Night, Eyes International Release
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Jackson’s World War I archive movie They Shall Not Grow Old took an impressive non-final £558,000 ($731,000) from 247 screens yesterday on its one night of play in the UK. Reaction has been so positive that the team behind it is now in discussions about international and U.S. release opportunities.
The movie’s strong take, which put it second at the local box office Tuesday, was good enough for a healthy £2,260 per-screen average. As first reported by the… Read
Entertainment Studios Names Ronnie Ng As CFO & Head Of Corporate Development
Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios has appointed Ronnie Ng as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Ng will work out of Entertainment Studios’ LA headquarters and manage corporate finances, strategic investments, risk management and data analysis for all Entertainment Studios corporate entities under Allen Media. That includes broadcast TV syndication, advertising sales, the eight 24-hour HD networks, and digital platforms — as well as theatrical… Read
Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Jessie Buckley To Star In Miss World Film ‘Misbehaviour’ For Left Bank & Pathé – AFM
Keira Knightley will lead a cast alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose) in the feature film Misbehaviour for The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures. Pathé will launch sales on the movie at the American Film Market. Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) will direct.
The screenplay comes from Rebecca Frayn, with revisions by Gaby Chiappe, and is based on the true story of the first black woman to win the Miss World competition.
The dramedy will be set… Read