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Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler pro
Published: February 20, 2019
Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire

Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire

Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety.The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John La
Published: February 20, 2019

"Man in the High Castle" to End After Season 4

Amazon’s alternate-history drama “Man in the High Castle” will end after its upcoming fourth season.The final season was confirmed in an teaser, which you can watch above. It will stream this fall on Amazon Prime.The series, based on Philip K.
Published: February 20, 2019
Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive

Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive "The Newsroom"

ACN is not coming back on the air, according to Aaron Sorkin.The creator of HBO’s cable news drama “The Newsroom” said on Monday night that he has “no plans” to revive the series, a week after one of the show’s cast members, Olivia Munn,
Published: February 20, 2019
Jussie Smollett Cut From

Jussie Smollett Cut From "Empire" Episodes As Attack Probe Continues

As the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month intensifies its focus on the Empire actor, the Fox drama is cutting the performer out of the action.Deadline has confirmed with well pl
Published: February 20, 2019

"Arrested Development" Season 5’s Second Half Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

Well, we just blue ourselves ’cause Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the backhalf of Season 5 of “Arrested Development.”The Bluth family will return to the streaming service with the final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-create
Published: February 20, 2019

"Nightflyers" Canceled at Syfy

"Nightflyers" will not fly again for Syfy.The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has opted to cancel the expensive space drama based on the George R.R. Martin novella after one season. The cancellation arrives as one of its leads just booked a series reg
Published: February 20, 2019
‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’

‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’

The team behind the Adult Swim series “Childrens Hospital” has come back together at Netflix.The streamer has ordered 10 thirty-minute episodes of a new scripted series called “Medical Police,” which is written and executive produced by Rob C
Published: February 20, 2019

"Luke Cage" Alum Mike Colter Joins CBS Drama Pilot "Evil"

Mike Colter has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot “Evil” from Robert and Michelle King, Variety has learned.Colter will play David DaCosta, a Catholic priest in training, tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena to see i
Published: February 20, 2019
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson Hunt Bonnie and Clyde in ‘The Highwaymen’ Trailer (Video)

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson Hunt Bonnie and Clyde in ‘The Highwaymen’ Trailer (Video)

That romanticized image of Bonnie and Clyde as folk hero outlaws and lovers is being stripped away in “The Highwaymen,” a new film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as the two Texas Rangers who made it their mission to hunt the famous ou
Published: February 20, 2019
Dan Levy Can’t Say ‘Schitt’s Creek’ on CBS Without This Happening (Video)

Dan Levy Can’t Say ‘Schitt’s Creek’ on CBS Without This Happening (Video)

Poor Dan Levy. All he wants to do is plug Pop sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” but CBS is quite wary of the title.“You’ve been here before, thank for coming back,” Colbert welcomed Levy to his talk show Tues
Published: February 20, 2019
Oscar Best Picture Race Dominated by Box Office Winners

Oscar Best Picture Race Dominated by Box Office Winners

This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ ill-fated popular film Oscar category could have just as easily been dubbed “best picture.”That’s because the crop of movies vying to take home the top prize represents the highest-gro
Published: February 20, 2019
St. Vincent’s Alien Rebirth

St. Vincent’s Alien Rebirth

No matter how sharp Annie Clark’s tongue, early criticism often focused on her femininity. In 2007, a review praised her “big-girl voice“; in 2009, another mentioned her “small and fragile” vocals; in 2011, she was called “waifishly stunn
Published: February 20, 2019
New Regency Launches International TV Division With Scott Free Alum Ed Rubin

New Regency Launches International TV Division With Scott Free Alum Ed Rubin

“Bohemian Rhapsody” co-producer New Regency has launched a London-based international TV division, recruiting former Scott Free exec Ed Rubin to run the new operation and hiring Emma Broughton from The Ink Factory (“The Night Manager”) as hea
Published: February 20, 2019
Fox's 'Alita' Leads Worst President's Day Weekend in 15 Years

Fox's 'Alita' Leads Worst President's Day Weekend in 15 Years

The three-day President's Day weekend last year saw the top twelve gross over $270 million, the bulk of which was due to the over $202 million three-day opening for Black Panther, accounting for nearly 74% of the combined top twelve gross. This year d
Published: February 18, 2019
Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners List – Updating Live

Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners List – Updating Live

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are being handed out tonight in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Deadline will be updating the winners here as they are announced.Here is the complete list of winners announced so far at the 20
Published: February 18, 2019
WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award

WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the comedy series award for Kate Fodor, Noah Ga
Published: February 18, 2019
Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars

Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars

Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned.Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Popp
Published: February 18, 2019
Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

As Chicago police declare a significant shift in “the trajectory of the investigation” of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett nearly three weeks ago, the attorneys for the Empire star has come out swinging tonight in his defense.“As a victim
Published: February 18, 2019
Dwayne Johnson Wraps ‘Most Challenging Film’ Ever

Dwayne Johnson Wraps ‘Most Challenging Film’ Ever

It’s a wrap on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done.“Hobbs & Shaw is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Ea
Published: February 18, 2019
'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77

'Downfall' Actor Bruno Ganz Dies at 77

Bruno Ganz, one of Europe's most acclaimed film and theater actors who was best known for his towering performance as Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated Downfall — a performance that earned him accolades and launched a million memes — has died. H
Published: February 18, 2019
Cinematographers Praise Academy Reversal: ‘We Thank You for Your Show of Respect’

Cinematographers Praise Academy Reversal: ‘We Thank You for Your Show of Respect’

Cinematographers who fought the decision to curtail four Oscar presentations have praised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for reversing the exclusions.“We thank you for your show of respect for the hard-working members of the film c
Published: February 18, 2019
Jussie Smollett Attack: Arrested Individuals Released Due to

Jussie Smollett Attack: Arrested Individuals Released Due to "New Evidence"

The individuals arrested on Friday by Chicago police in regards to the Jussie Smollett attack have been released without charges due to "new evidence.""Empire Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questio
Published: February 18, 2019
Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date

Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date

Warner Bros. has scheduled Legendary’s science-fiction tentpole “Dune” for a Nov. 20, 2020, release in 3D and Imax.“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the “Dune” reboot with Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Fe
Published: February 18, 2019
Motion Picture Sound Editors Give Top Awards to ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Spider-Man’

Motion Picture Sound Editors Give Top Awards to ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Spider-Man’

“A Quiet Place,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” were among the winners at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 2019 Golden Reel Awards, which recognize sound editing in film, television, computer media and spec
Published: February 18, 2019
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Leads Mpse Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Leads Mpse Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

“Bohemian Rhapsody” followed up love from Cinema Audio Society sound mixers with a pair of honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 66th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. The musical biopic scored wins for dialogue and Adr as well as s
Published: February 18, 2019
WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

WGA Awards Bear Little Relevance to Oscars, Which Will Have Fewer Dick Jokes

The Writers Guild Awards, East and West, always deliver strong pro-union and leftist political sentiments, not to mention a raft of colorful F bombs and dick jokes. Give writers a place to sound off, and likely they will, especially if there’s alco
Published: February 18, 2019
Writers Guild Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever

Writers Guild Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever

For the record, we’re in uncharted territory this Oscar season.While we still have the costume designers’ ceremony to get through on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards put a bow on the major guild kudos circuit Sunday night. The results have yield
Published: February 18, 2019
'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Pair of Trophies at Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Pair of Trophies at Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards

Bohemian Rhapsody won two trophies, for dialogue/Adr and musical, and A Quiet Place won one, for effects/Foley in the live-action feature competition of  the 66th annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards, handed out Sunday at the Westin
Published: February 18, 2019
Embattled Former CBS Chief Leslie Moonves Launches Moon Rise Unlimited Venture

Embattled Former CBS Chief Leslie Moonves Launches Moon Rise Unlimited Venture

Leslie Moonves, the former CBS chairman-ceo who was brought down last year by allegations of sexual misconduct, has set up a new business venture that appears to be targeting production, distribution and streaming.Moonves’ plan to launch Moon Rise
Published: February 09, 2019
Amazon Studios Buys Kristen Stewart’s ‘Against All Enemies’

Amazon Studios Buys Kristen Stewart’s ‘Against All Enemies’

Keeping up its buying spree, Amazon Studios has acquired Kristen Stewart’s independent political thriller “Against All Enemies.”The deal was closed Friday at the Berlin Film Festival with UTA Independent Film Group negotiating with Amazon on be
Published: February 09, 2019
'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)

'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)

With Aquaman being a billion-dollar hit, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. wants more waterworks from its DC Comics hero.But while any discussions of a direct sequel have not engaged on any sort of serious level by the studio, director James Wan o
Published: February 09, 2019
Phil Lord, Chris Miller Sci-Fi Project 'Last Human' Sparking Bidding War (Exclusive)

Phil Lord, Chris Miller Sci-Fi Project 'Last Human' Sparking Bidding War (Exclusive)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are having quite a 2019, so far.Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which they produced, is currently one of the favorites to win the Oscar for best animated feature (it already picked up the Golden Globe and Annie Award) an
Published: February 09, 2019
‘Walking Dead’ Star Danai Gurira to Exit Series

‘Walking Dead’ Star Danai Gurira to Exit Series

“The Walking Dead” is losing another longtime cast member.Variety has confirmed with sources that Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, is leaving the series. Gurira has signed a new deal to appear in a handful of episodes of Season 10 of the zomb ie
Published: February 09, 2019
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton join ‘Kingsman’ prequel

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton join ‘Kingsman’ prequel

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton have been confirmed as the newest members of Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman’ prequel.Arterton and Taylor-Johnson will be joining Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou and Alis
Published: February 09, 2019
‘Lego Movie 2’ Builds $1.5 Million, ‘What Men Want’ Close Behind on Thursday Night

‘Lego Movie 2’ Builds $1.5 Million, ‘What Men Want’ Close Behind on Thursday Night

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” built $1.5 million during Thursday night preview showings in North America and another $600,000 from Jan. 26 screenings.Paramount Pictures’ comedy “What Men Want” launched with $1.3 million in previews. M
Published: February 09, 2019
Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82

Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82

Albert Finney, one of the leading actors of the postwar period, has died after a short illness. He was 82.The robust British actor began as a stage actor before transitioning to film. With his gravely voice and rumbling stare he brought an intense re
Published: February 09, 2019
Brendan Fraser Discusses His Busy Career and New Thriller ‘Line of Descent’

Brendan Fraser Discusses His Busy Career and New Thriller ‘Line of Descent’

Brendan Fraser is certainly a busy actor. After a string of recent buzzy television performances and a role in “Doom Patrol,” an upcoming series for DC Universe. His latest feature film, “Line of Descent,” launches sales at the European Film
Published: February 09, 2019
Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston Kickstart BAFTA Celebrations, Remember Albert Finney

Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston Kickstart BAFTA Celebrations, Remember Albert Finney

Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Yeoh, Jeremy Irons and Anna Friel honored the charitable side of BAFTA on Friday night as London began its celebrations in anticipation of Sunday’s film awards with the lavish annual Film Ga
Published: February 09, 2019
Gerard Butler to Star in Thriller ‘Greenland’ for Stx International

Gerard Butler to Star in Thriller ‘Greenland’ for Stx International

Gerard Butler is in negotiations to play the lead role in the disaster thriller “Greenland” about one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. STXinternational is handling international distribution and pitchin
Published: February 09, 2019
Humanitas Prize Honoree Kenya Barris Is ‘Never Out to Make Bank, He’s There to Make Change’

Humanitas Prize Honoree Kenya Barris Is ‘Never Out to Make Bank, He’s There to Make Change’

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris’ willingness to tackle tough topics on primetime network television – including police brutality, corporal punishment, and the 2016 election – “opens minds and hearts into a window into a world many folks
Published: February 09, 2019
Berlin: Ruby Rose's 'Doorman' Sells Wide (Exclusive)

Berlin: Ruby Rose's 'Doorman' Sells Wide (Exclusive)

Doorman, featuring The Meg star Ruby Rose in the titular role, has racked up a number of distribution deals at the Berlin Film Festival's market.Double Dutch International has pre-sold the action thriller by Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura to Mediaw
Published: February 09, 2019
Berlin: Gerard Butler Re-Teaming With 'Angel Has Fallen' Director for Disaster-Thriller 'Greenland'

Berlin: Gerard Butler Re-Teaming With 'Angel Has Fallen' Director for Disaster-Thriller 'Greenland'

Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, London Has Fallen) is in negotiations to play the lead role in the disaster thriller Greenland, about one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster, re-teaming him with Angel Has Fallen
Published: February 09, 2019


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