Anne Hathaway in Talks to Team with “Mudbound’s” Dee Rees for “The Last Thing He Wanted”

Anne Hathaway ExcerptThe political thriller based on Joan Didion’s 1996 novel would star Hathaway as a Washington Post reporter who gets entrenched in the world of arms dealing.

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Can We Please Stop Overusing the Word “Masterpiece”? (Opinion)

MasterpieceCollageWhen every movie can only be the “best” or “worst” and there’s no in-between, it signifies a broken critical system that ignores the sad fact that there’s more mediocre than anything else.

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Career Therapist: Will Nicolas Cage Ever Be an A-List Star Again?

nicolasCageCareerTherapist1The Oscar-nominated superstar hasn’t made a studio film since 2013’s animated The Croods, so is there a way for Cage to climb his way back to the top of the ladder?

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As “Black Panther” Hits Theaters, We Revisit the Case of James Gunn Vs. Jodie Foster

James Gunn Jodie Foster Black Panther“If we’re using Jodie Foster’s metaphor, and Black Panther is part of the theme park that Hollywood has become, then it’s one of the best rides — the kind that leaves you wanting more,” writes Neil Turitz.

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“Red Sparrow” Review: Russian Spy Film Is Too Slight to Stick, But It’s Perfectly Tailored for Jennifer Lawrence

Red Sparrow Review Jennifer Lawrence“Considering how much of the film is about the power built into any sexual exchange, it’s interesting to see how Francis Lawrence avoids the easy ‘male gaze’ traps of the genre. The film doesn’t feel like it’s objectifying its star, who clearly shares a certain trust with her director,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Under the Radar: The Animated Drama “Tehran Taboo” Is Disturbingly Enlightening about the Treatment of Women in Iran

TehranTabooAli Soozandeh’s first film to get a U.S. theatrical release deals with a number of interlocking stories dealing with the antiquated religious beliefs in Iran that hold women back, while male dominance and sexism thrives.

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Haley Bennett, Matthias Schweighoefer in Talks to Join Jesse Eisenberg’s “Resistence”

BennettSchweighoferEisenberg will play legendary French mime Marcel Marceau who helped the French Resistance rescue thousands of French children by taking them to safety in Switzerland.

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Weekend Update: “Black Panther” on Its Way to Break Records with $75.8 Million Friday

blackpantherposterTNBoth Aardman’s animated Early Man and Pure Flix’s Samson bombed badly going up against the dominant Marvel Studios movie.

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Warner Bros. Jumps on Sci-Fi Spec “Harry’s All Night Hamburgers”

HarrysAllNightAdapted from the Hugo-winning short story by Lawrence Watt-Evans by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman (ORB) , the premise involves a diner where travelers from parallel universes converge.

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HEAT WAVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When the police are unable to catch a serial killer, putting Chicago’s criminal underworld under scrutiny, rival gangs and mobsters have to team up to catch him.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Black Panther” Sequel, Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow” and Robert Pattinson’s New Movie (Video)

MTMP 2-16The guys also discuss the new directors on the Call of Duty movie and WB’s new Willy Wonka movie, as well as the absurdity of comparing The Cloverfield Paradox to fellow Netflix movie Bright.

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The CW’s “Roswell” Reboot Casts Jeanine Mason in Lead Role

jeanine mason A jaded biomedical researcher, the new Liz reluctantly returns to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, where she is haunted by a tragic incident. Faced with the unexplainable, she’s determined to learn the truth.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.16.18) Freddie Prince Jr., Lucy Davis, Joel McHale Land Roles & More…

FreddieExcerpt 24‘s Freddie Prine Jr. and Undateable‘s David Fynn have been tapped as male leads in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot I Mom So Hard.

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Jobs of the Week (02.16.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PM A round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Grandview, Gersh, Lynda Obst Productions, and more are looking for new hires!

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Internships of the Week (02.16.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Anonymous Content, Platrform Management, EveryWhere Studios, and many more are all looking for interns!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (02.16.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMFolowing the departure of Jennifer Salke at NBC, the peacock network promotes two women from within to run their scripted programming. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Olivia Wilde Sets Up Directorial Debut “Booksmart” at Annapurna, Starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein

OliviaWildeKatilynDeverBeanieFeldsteinWritten by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with revisions by Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman, the comedy is about two high school seniors who realize they spent too much time studying and not enough time partying.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A group of rugged firefighters meets their match after rescuing a trio of rambunctious children.

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Bleecker Street Lines Up 2018 Release Schedule, Including “Papillon” and Sundance Pick-Ups

BleeckerStreetReleases18The Keira Knightley period drama Collette and Hilary Swank’s What They Had, both which premiered at Sundance, seem to be getting aligned for possible awards pushes.

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Madeleine Stowe Joins Josh Safran’s “Mixtape” Fox Pilot

madeleine stowe Stowe will play the role of Margot, an actress who carefully controls how she presents herself to the world, but is secretly exhausted by having to do it.

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CAMELOT (TV PITCH)

a prestige television series that explores the untold true stories of Jackie Kennedy, her sister, Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The untold true stories of Jackie Kennedy, her sister, Lee Radziwill, and their mutual affairs with the Kennedy brothers and with Aristotle Onassis — the seductive billionaire Greek shipping magnate who would eventually commission the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.

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“Black Panther” Roars into Theaters with $25.2 Million on Thursday

black pantherThat Thursday opening puts it ahead of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which introduced Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther two years ago and could see it grossing more than $200 million over the holiday weekend.

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Burt Reynolds is Back in First Trailer for “The Last Movie Star”

reynoldslastmoviestarIn the film from Adam Rifkin, the 81-year-old Reynolds plays an aging Hollywood star invited to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from a small film festival in Nashville.

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Turner in Need of Production Finance Director

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 This position will oversee and lead a production finance department for a growing digital studio producing. A combination of 10+ years’ experience as a lead production accountant in scripted television and corporate production finance experience required.

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NBCUniversal on the Hunt for Corporate Communications Manager

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 NBCU in LA is looking for a Corporate Communications Manager to develop and implement a high-impact media relations strategy to build the profile and reputation of t NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

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Director of Post-Production Operations Wanted at Emmy Winning Company

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168We are an Emmy winning Post-Production and Creative Services Company producing multiple short-form original series for major cable networks, original content for YouTube, EPKs, feature films, etc. We’re looking for a new Director of Post Production Operations to manage the day-to-day workflow for post-production department.

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Scott Eastwood Joins Morgan Freeman in Nick Cassavetes’ Thriller “The Manuscript”

Scott Eastwood The ManuscriptThe indie film follows a jailed genius (Freeman) who writes and sends chapters from a mysterious novel to an aspiring young writer (Eastwood), ensnaring him in a high-stakes ploy to recover $100 million in stolen diamonds.

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Post-“Fifty Shades,” Jamie Dornan to Star in Action Thriller “Borderland” From “Game of Thrones” Director

Jamie Dornan BorderlandSam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is set to co-star in the film, which is set in London in the 1970s, and is described as being in the vein of Michael Mann’s Heat.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.15.18) Guy Pearce, Kat Dennings, Romany Malco Land Roles & More…

GuyExcerptGuy Pearce is set to star in the newly titled eight-episode supernatural drama series The Innocents.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Adds Bradley Whitford to Season 2 Cast

Bradley Whitford Destroyer The West Wing alum will play the role of Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy, described as gruff and intimidating, with a disheveled mad genius vibe.

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