Ivanhoe Joins Priyanka Chopra Pic; UK Marketing Firm Creative Partnership Makes Staff Moves — Global Briefs
Crazy Rich Asians outfit Ivanhoe Pictures has joined the producing team behind Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) family drama The Sky Is Pink. The Hindi-language film is written and directed by Shonali Bose and is based on the true life story of the young motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary and her parents. Alongside Chopra, the film stars actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in lead roles. Zaira plays the role of Aisha, Priyanka and Farhan play her parents in the… Read
A&E Developing More Than 10 Unscripted Projects With British Producers Including Terminally Ill Hologram Format
A&E is developing nearly a dozen projects with British production companies including a moving documentary format where terminally ill people deliver a message to their families from beyond the grave. The U.S.-based broadcaster is in the early stages of developing the project, which has the working title Voices From the Grave, from Naked Entertainment, the production company run by former Fox reality chief Simon Andreae.
The development was revealed by Sean Gottlieb, VP… 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
‘The Highwaymen’: Netflix Reveals Date & First Look For Kevin Costner-Woody Harrelson Bonnie & Clyde Pic
Netflix has released a first look image of John Lee Hancock’s Netflix film The Highwaymen, which it will launch on March 29, 2019. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson lead cast in the anticipated feature about a pair of police officers who come out of retirement to catch infamous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde.
The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock, Read
‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Special Trailer Unleashed Via BBC America – Show Renewed For 2020
The new year will start off with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. At least according to the official trailer for the Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution, which will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on BBC America.
In the New Year’s Day special, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history. The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) are braced to overcome this threat… Read
‘Aquaman’ Dives Into China With $94M; Best-Ever WB, DC & December Bow – International Box Office
SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru…: The tide was with Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman this weekend in China where the James Wan-directed pic splashed out on a huge $93.6M (RMB 644.8M) opening. This is the biggest Middle Kingdom launch frame ever for WB, surpassing Ready Player One by 66%, and the best ever for the month of December. As we noted on Saturday, it is also the top bow for a DC title in the market, coming in 92% above Justice League, 78% over Batman V Superman: Dawn Of… Read
‘Brightburn’ Trailer: James Gunn-Produced Horror Teaser Released At Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience
The first-look trailer for the James Gunn-produced horror film Brightburn was unveiled today at Comic-Con Brazil. The H Collective and Sony Pictures label Screen Gems film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn.
The film stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect), David Denman (13 Hours, Power Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, Home) and Meredith Hagner (Younger, Set it Up). The premise: What if… Read
‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Biggest Trailer Launch In History
There’s a new record in movie trailer launches: Avengers: Endgame had 289 million views over the last 24 hours, surpassing the Avengers: Infinity War total of 236 million views and The Lion King‘s 224.6 million over the same time measurement.
Twitter conversation (549K) also has surpassed the 24-hour volume for all comps, including first content releases for Black Panther (349k) and the previous record-holder, Avengers: Infinity War (389k).
To the greatest fans in the… Read
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition
President Donald Trump’s megaphone was turned up high early on Saturday, as the Commander-in-Tweet crowed about what he viewed as a triumph of omission in special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s new report from his ongoing investigation.
Citing Geraldo Rivera, who claimed the report illustrated the “collusion illusion,” a jubilant Trump danced a victory dance online, perhaps imitating the recent Saturday Night Live/Mueller parody of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is Y… Read
‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Online Redirect Upstages ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Unveiling
A little cyber subterfuge may be underway regarding the new Avengers: Endgame trailer.
It seems that the website touted to hold the much-anticipated trailer, AvengersEndgame.com, will not take you to that clip. Rather, it redirects to 20th Century Fox’s Once Upon a Deadpool, that studio’s upcoming, toned-down re-release of Deadpool 2.
It may be a clever marketing ploy. Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters Dec. 12, while Avengers: Endgame will not open until April 26… Read
EuropaCorp Sets French Output Deal With Pathé
EuropaCorp has made a distribution deal with Pathé Films in France that will see the latter company release three films from Luc Besson’s company over a three-year period. The news Friday comes as reports surfaced earlier this week that EuropaCorp was shuttering its domestic distribution business amid continued financial strain.
The Pathé deal begins with Guillaume Canet’s Nous finirons ensemble, a sequel to his 2010 pic Little White Lies that stars François Cluzet… Read
With ‘Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles’, Director Salvador Simó Delves Into Origins Of Iconic Filmmaker
With his latest feature, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, writer/director Salvador Simó dove into a pivotal moment in the life of one of his artistic heroes. Striving to demystify an icon who maintained a shroud of secrecy around himself, Simó opened up a complex character in Luis Buñuel—the Spanish filmmaker behind L'Age d'Or and Un Chien Andalou—examining one of his first directorial efforts focused on the mountainous Spanish region of Las Hurdes. Titled Land With… Read