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2017-05-23
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Tom Cruise told the a morning talk show in London today that the long-rumored Top Gun 2 will be heading to the cameras sometime “in the next year.” That admission co..
Doug Liman has backed out of directing Warner Bros’ Justice League Dark, the film that was to be a cog in the studio’s DC Universe of movies. The move is not surprising, as Liman’s..
There is a youth surge going on in Cannes and it is all up on the screen. I have been to many of these Cannes fests, but I can’t remember one that featured so many outstanding perf..
Julie Anne Robinson and her Canny Lads Productions has signed a two-year overall deal for directing and producing with Universal TV, moving from her previous home at ABC Studios. “..
If you ask visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug and visual effects supervisor David Stump—who also works in a related craft, as a visual effects cinematographer—visual effects in..
EXCLUSIVE: There has been mass slaughter going on in the Western Sudan for years and outside of George Clooney using his celebrity (with his Dad) to draw attention to the atrocitie..
For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British ..
The Saturday night debut of HBO’s The Wizard Of Lies logged 1.5 million viewers for its 8 PM linear premiere. With additional replays on the premium cable network and vie..
Damien Chazelle has never been one to take the path of least resistance. That was certainly the case when he was mounting La La Land, his ode to the musical’s golden age. At every ..
EXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway has boarded an untitled contemporary romantic comedy being developed at STXfilms from screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Hathaway will star..
Broad Green Pictures is releasing the first feature film from three year-old Indiana-based production company Pigasus Pictures with The Good Catholic. The romantic comedy will..
Former New Line Cinema co-chief Bob Shaye recently took a two-year break from the Cannes Film Festival, but is back in town this year to tubthump his latest directing project, Ambi..
Amazon Studios has given a straight-to-series order to Hanna, a drama based on Focus Features’ offbeat 2011 assassin pic, from David Farr, who co-wrote the feature, and NBCUni..
Are you ready, kids? Hold on to your spatula because Nickelodeon has booked another return trip to --- Bottom with a Season 12 greenlight for pop culture phenom SpongeBob Square..
Refresh for latest…The entertainment world is reacting to the death today of English actor Sir Roger Moore. Mia Farrow wrote, “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore.” Piers..
EXCLUSIVE: Annabelle Wallis is Tag‘s it girl. She’s been set to star in the New Line comedy alongside Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress. The film is based o..
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: IFC is closing up a Cannes distribution deal for A Ciambra, the Jonas Carpignano-directed film that premiered last Friday in Director’s Fortnight. Carpignano wrot..
2017-05-22
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EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio; Chris Weitz wrote the current version of the script and will also be producing through his product..
Zack Snyder and his producer-wife Deborah Snyder have stepped aside from Warner Bros’ Justice League tentpole to deal with a family tragedy, and The Avengers writer-director J..
Last year, all it took was a hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, to re-energize an important conversation. Twelve months later, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins made history by becoming the f..
EXCLUSIVE: Nitro Circus, the sports entertainment brand which has interests in a global action-sports tour after spawning a TV series and movie, has signed with UTA. The company co..
EXCLUSIVE: 2016 was a so-so year for Big Media companies. But you wouldn’t know that if you look at how much boards paid the chiefs of CBS, Comcast, Discovery Communications, ..
As Barry Jenkins sits down to discuss disruption, on the eve of his first trip to Cannes—a newly minted Oscar winner—there’s a knock on his front door. A courier has arrived with a..
EXCLUSIVE: More details are leaking out on the Resident Evil franchise reboot. James Wan has come aboard to produce the first of the Resident Evil reboots from a script b..
From acclaimed, Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, HBO’s television movie The Wizard of Lies is a case study of the way in which the external shadings of production design..
Universal has RSVP’ed Friday March 15, 2019 for Jordan Peele’s next movie. This is the untitled social thriller that was referred to in the news about the filmmaker’s first look de..
With President Donald Trump traveling in the Middle East and talking his hopes for peace, Netflix couldn’t have strategized a better time to debut its Brad Pitt-starring military s..
China’s breakneck box-office growth may have ground to a sputter in 2016, but one need only look at the recent success of The Fate Of The Furious for proof there is still gas in th..
Based on Matt Birkbeck’s book, “A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst, the movie centers on the wife of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s documentary The Jin..
Last year, three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone made his 20th directorial outing with Snowden—a look at the life of former NSA consultant and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film..
Universal Pictures’ relaunch of its classic monster movie characters, starting with the Tom Cruise feature The Mummy on June 9, will be known as the Dark Universe fr..
Star Wars and other entertainment properties helped to lift global spending on licensed merchandise by 4.4%, to $262.9 billion, in 2016, according to an annual tally released today..
Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment will launch The Angry Birds Movie 2 on September 20, 2019, a date that will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the original game a..
In 2008 seven comedy releases ultimately crossed the $100M threshold. Ben Stiller had one of those titles that he starred in and directed, Tropic Thunder ($110.5 million)..
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s Twin Peaks debut on Showtime.  After all the hype, anticipation and secrecy, Twin Peaks is finally back. But WTF w..
VyRT, a hybrid streaming/social media site that Leto founded in 2011, will be part of the new arrangement. “As a longtime Fandor subscriber, I developed a special appreciation for ..
2017-05-21
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As the first weekend of the 70th Cannes Film Festival winds down it has lived up to the dream of great weather, some great films, many stars, endless streaming controversy, and lot..
Refresh for latest…: Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant ventured into another 52 offshore markets this frame. In 76 total, it bit off $30.3 million and saw No. 1s in 30 new hubs w..
As Cannes closes its first weekend, the Specialty landscape stateside was mostly quiet save for two openers that had single location debuts. IFC Films’ Wakefield starring Brya..
With his Oscar-winning 2015 hit The Big Short—which took the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, along with four other nominations—director and co-writer Adam McKay turned the ..
This afternoon’s performance will be the last chance Broadway audiences have to see Amélie, a sweetheart of a musical that left most critics, and most tickets, unmoved following it..
If there was one truth to come out of the blighted Okja press screening in Cannes two days ago, it was this: for all the am-dram booing of the Netflix logo at the film’s start..
Pic centers around Frank played by Gaffigan, who is a seemingly normal father of a loving family.  However, his home life is turned upside down when his 17-year-old son, Phill..
Director Noah Baumbach addressed the elephant in the room during the Cannes Film Festival press conference for his film The Meyerowitz Stories this morning: What do you think ..
The two were among the ensemble in a winking, end of show sketch about graduating high school seniors, and both players got plenty of airtime earlier, with Bayer taking t..
According to a report in the New York Post, the company’s current owner, private equity firm Shamrock Capital, has brought in investment bank Moelis & Co. to explore a pos..
2017-05-20
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For Anglo-Saxons, the concept of dubbing can carry with it a comical stigma, bringing to mind the martial arts movies, horror flicks and softcore --- films of the ’70s, where the ..
In only a few short years, Megan Ellison—who started up Annapurna in 2011—has taken a small, vibrant, indie production company and methodically turned it into an impressive mini-ma..
For the third year in a row Taylor Sheridan is back at the Cannes Film Festival, but this time with his feature directorial Wind River which follows a game tracker (Jerem..
When the major talent agencies—CAA, WMA & Endeavor (now WME) and UTA—started indie film departments, the idea was to help big clients get their passion—some called them vanity—..
EXCLUSIVE: The Matt Tyrnauer-directed documentary Scotty And the Secret History Of Hollywood will come out of the closet at Cannes. Josh Braun of Submarine has orchestrated a surpr..
The Orchard has acquired all global rights to filmmaker Archie Borders’ next movie Under the Eiffel Tower. The movie stars Veep Emmy nominee Matt Walsh as a bourbon salesman w..
Oscar winner and Cannes Film Festival veteran Marion Cotillard reteams with director Arnaud Desplechin for Ismael’s Ghosts, which opened the festival this week. The two previously ..
Which of Deadline’s disruptors has taken more advantage of shifts in the movie business than Uruguayan writer/director Fede Alvarez? By doing his second film on spec, he managed to..
When Scott Stuber took himself out of contention to replace the late Brad Grey as Paramount chairman, and instead accepted an offer from Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos to run Netfl..
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao is making her second trip to Directors’ Fortnight this year, with sophomore feature The Rider. Born in Beijing, Zhao went to school in the U..
2017-05-19
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Netflix might have had a spotty day in Cannes, what with a technically challenged early morning press screening for their first-ever Cannes Film Festival contender Okja, ..
ABBA fans unite … again. Ten years after the musical Mamma Mia! The Movie bowed at the nation’s theaters to grab a $144.1M domestically, the gang is on its way baaaack! Univer..
For heavyweight filmmaker Ron Howard, a two-hour movie chronicling the life of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds in history, wasn’t something that would “served the charac..
In the 40 years since his twisted debut Eraserhead, David Lynch has established himself as the godfather of the cinema of the strange. Creating directly from the depths of his subc..
It’s been a good year for Amazon Studios. The company has proved its worth as a major player in the independent film market thanks to the critical and box office success of Manches..
A film based on the Marvel character Venom, conceived initially as a supervillain who is bent on destroying Spider-Man and then becomes kind of an anti-hero is being brought to the..
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Jose Rivera, whose work includes The Motorcycle Diaries and On The Road, is on board to write the screenplay for The Dog Whisperer, Mucho Mas Media’s upcom..
While Cannes is grabbing all the shine on the Specialty front, new rollouts stateside are coming this weekend. IFC Films is opening Telluride and Toronto drama Wakefield starring B..
Cannes just can’t seem to win with Netflix. The first-ever film from the streaming service to premiere in Competition here, Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja, was marred by technical difficultie..
20th Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant ripped into theaters last night at 7 PM with previews of $4.2M from about 3,000 locales, promising a strong Friday and weekend ahead. The Ridley ..
EXCLUSIVE: Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer is in early negotiations to direct Universal’s Scarface, the new take on the gangster movie that the studio already has slated for an Aug..
“My dream as a kid was to make movies and I never imagined I’d have my own company and business,” filmmaker Brett Ratner said today about his film finance label RatPac Entertainmen..
Okja director Bong Joon-Ho and Tilda Swinton used their Cannes Film Festival press conference today to defend their Netflix film, the competition title that has the fest buzzing bu..
EXCLUSIVE: Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Schiff, Guy Burnet and Nadine Velazquez are starring in Asher. Michael Cat..
EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features is celebrating its 15th by offering year-long series of retrospective screenings of its titles over the next several months worldwide. The label is k..
EXCLUSIVE: While we wait for the Cannes marketplace deal-making to begin in earnest, Michael Moore’s sequel documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 — on the controversial and polarizing e..
EXCLUSIVE: From the veranda of their suite on the Croisette, beIn Media Group founder Nasser al-Khelaifi, his general counsel Sophie Jordan and new Miramax CEO Bill Block had a mes..
Editors Note: RatPac’s Brett Ratner wrote this story for Deadline’s Disruptors print issue at Cannes to update how things changed after he was banned for life by the festival’..
After the global press suffered long lines and an even slower metal detector check yesterday morning at Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, two movies today experienced major tech..
When Julianne Moore’s elderly deaf character Rose enters the frame in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck to the tune of Eumir Deodato’s take on “Sprach Zarathustra” (also prominen..
Project is produced by Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil), Alexandra Milchan (Wolf of Wall Street) and Scott Lambert (AMC’s The Terror) with Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz, the prolif..
2017-05-18
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If you’ve heard that security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France (particularly last summer’s horrific massacre in Nice) has been heightened at this year’s Cannes Fil..
Lifetime has given the go-ahead to the original movie Cocaine Godmother starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Guillermo Navarro. Based on the life of Miami drug lord Grisel..
Members of active and retired military personnel will be able to see the movie Megan Leavey for free across the country at certain Regal Cinemas as Bleecker Street & LD Enterta..
Einhorn, who recurred in Seasons 1 and 2, plays Josh, a member of the mysteriously vanished Brakebills University Class of 2016. Curran, who recurred in Season 2, plays Fen, the Fi..
“I’m obsessed with giving the audience something they don’t see coming,” Jordan Peele says of the ambition of his breakout feature directorial debut, Get Out. That declaration..
EXCLUSIVE: We’ve seen family life unravel on screen in movies like American Beauty and Ordinary People, but Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev takes ..
Some 37 years after first breaking into the movie business, Luc Besson is about to see whether his biggest career gamble will pay off. Besson wrote, directed and produced Valerian ..
Shout! Factory and Funimation Films will jointly launch the animated feature In This Corner of the World on August 11. Based on the award-winning mJapanese anga by Fumiyo..
When Netflix’s ruthless political drama House of Cards launched in 2013, the concept of a megalomaniac at the helm of the Oval Office seemed much closer to fantasy than reality. Bu..
Amazon continues to disrupt the publishing industry. After changing the way books are consumed — and pushing out brick-and-mortar booksellers in the process — the online goliath is..
In 2013, three of South Korea’s most famous and influential directors went to work for Hollywood. Park Chan-wook made the stylized Gothic thriller Stoker at Fox, Kim Jee-woon went ..
20th Century Fox’s Alien: Covenant is expected to claw its way to the top of the weekend box office with $35M-$40M, ending the two-weekend No. 1 reign of Disney/Marv..
NEON and VICE have pre-bought U.S. rights to one of the early Cannes buzz pre-buy titles, the Harmony Korine-directed The Beach Bum.  A followup to Korine’s sleeper Spring Bre..
2017-05-17
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After two years spent earning a Masters in Screen Acting at the Drama Center London, Rungano Nyoni decided her calling lay primarily on the other side of the camera. “I realiz..
Shane Salerno was an established screenwriter and documentary filmmaker when a conversation with novelist Don Winslow several years ago first spawned a now-substantial business, br..
In a whirlwind month, Jake Gyllenhaal has just completed a lauded run starring in a Broadway revival of the seminal Stephen Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George. Between..
Get ready to take a last look at FirstLook, the pre-movie ad bundle that National CineMedia provides for more than 1,600 theaters in 187 markets. Late this year NCM will replace it..
Zero surprise here, but we need to close the loop on these three. CBS drama series Pure Genius, Doubt and Training Day have been canceled. Neither appeared on the network’s 2017-18..
Wendi McLendon-Covey, one of the stars of ABC’s The Goldbergs — just renewed for another two seasons after being a staple of the network’s comedy block for several y..
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Patti Cake$, the indie pic from music video’s Geremy Jasper that made him and star Danielle Macdonald the talk of this year’s Sun..
EXCLUSIVE: One of the most devastating massacres in U.S. history is coming to the big screen. Zero Gravity Management and The Story Company are developing a feature about the ..
“Francis feels very frustrated,” wrote Eleanor Coppola in Notes: The Making of Apocalypse Now. “He gathers up his Oscars and throws them out the window. The children pick up the pi..
At nearly 101 years old, two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland is the last surviving grande dame of Classic Hollywood. Long after she left the U.S. for Paris in 19..
When I hopped on the phone at different times yesterday with Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs  and returning Oscar show producer (w..
Lionsgate has acquired North American and UK theatrical distribution rights to Monster Hunt 2, the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster that, for a time, was the highest-grossing film ev..
How’s this for a talent lineup? TBS has handed a straight-to-series order for Miracle Workers, an anthology comedy starring Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe and comedy movie vete..
The movie made its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival out of competition in a gala screening. Final Portrait follows the friendship between American writ..
2017-05-16
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It was one of old Hollywood’s greatest legends: that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, who teamed up just once, for What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, held such animosity for one ..
Michael Moore has been secretly making a documentary about Donald Trump’s presidential election victory titled Fahrenheit 11/9, and The Weinstein Company toppers Bob and Harvey Wei..
When Thierry Frémaux unveiled this year’s lineup, the Cannes Film Festival chief made the surprise admission that one of his selections—Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here—wa..
“Lords and ladies of the Royal Court, bow down. The QUEEN is in the building.” So announces Jheri (played magnificently by newcomer Siddharth Dhananjay) in Geremy Jasper’s Director..
This is not Moroccan-born French filmmaker Robin Campillo’s first time at the Cannes Film Festival rodeo. The writer, director and editor was involved with Gilles Marchand’s Who Ki..
Epix has slotted 10 PM, Sunday, August 13 for the premiere of Get Shorty, its new 10-episode dark comedy series from MGM Television. The network released two first-look photos (see..
In Deadline’s special issue being published on the occasion of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, and dedicated to those people or entities that have disrupted the normal show business..
Image Nation Abu Dhabi has signed a three-year deal with Roy Lee and Steven Schneider to produce a slate of high-concept, English-language dark genre films. The plan is to make at ..
Richard Fox, who has been with Warner Bros. 42 years and served the last 25 as Executive VP, International, will be leaving his post. Fox spent his entire professional career ..
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie busi..
ABC is reviving its dormant The Wonderful World of Disney brand and getting into the hot live-musical space at the same time. The network announced its fall schedule this morning&n..
The announcement puts this year’s Best Picture fiasco in the rearview mirror as the team behind the 89th Oscars reunites. Kimmel got solid reviews for his rookie turn as host of Ho..
Sony Pictures got a leg up on marketing at the Cannes Film Festival today, launching its trailer for The Emoji Movie and launching TJ Miller literally into the air. In the spirit o..