Author Archives: Jeff Sneider

Dream It, Risk It, Build It: The Rock Drops a New “Ballers” Trailer Featuring Steph Curry (Video)

Ballers ExcerptIt’s not all fun in the sun down in Miami, as last season saw Spencer dealing with a worrisome addiction to pain killers. It was nice to see the show has something on its mind besides the money, fame and women that come with playing football.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” Taps Original Writer Derek Kolstad to Line Up New Victims for Keanu Reeves

John Wick ExcerptBasil Iwanyk is returning to produce Chapter 3, though plot details are being kept somewhere inside the Continental Hotel. It’s wise of Lionsgate to keep this creative team intact, because in Hollywood, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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May 2017 Agency Moves, From Justin Long and Jean Reno to the Underused Jason Patric

May 2017 Agency MovesKeep an eye on Rhianne Barreto, the star of A24’s feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s award-winning short Share. She’ll play a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Talks to Star in “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee”

Hailee Steinfeld BumblebeePlot details regarding the Bumblebee movie remain a secret, though the Oscar-nominated actress is expected to play a tomboy who works as a mechanic after school and inevitably crosses paths with the yellow-and-black Autobot.

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“Stranger Things” Star Charlie Heaton to Play Cannonball in “New Mutants”

Charlie Heaton New Mutants CannonballJosh Boone’s New Mutants will skew a bit darker than Fox’s other X-Men movies, as the studio aims to put a fresh spin on the superhero genre, similar to how Logan riffed on westerns and Deadpool deconstructed the genre.

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Eleven-year-old Stella shows up at NASA to ask that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record and gains a lonely black hole for a friend.

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Adam Wingard to Direct “Godzilla vs. Kong” for Original “Death Note” Studio Warner Bros.

Adam Wingard Godzilla v KongWingard’s dark instincts should serve him well on Godzilla vs. Kong, which is slated for release on May 22, 2020. Plot details remain unknown, but expect the secret government organization Monarch to serve as a bridge between the two franchises.

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Daniel Craig’s Joe Bang Steals First Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Heist Movie “Logan Lucky” (Video)

Joe Bang Daniel Craig Logan LuckyThis redneck robbery movie, which looks like Ocean’s 11‘s hillbilly cousin as well as an absolute blast, should provide a strong end to the summer movie season when it speeds into theaters on Aug. 18.

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Kevin Hart, “Get Hard” Co-Star T.I. Team for Music Biz Comedy “The Studio” at Showtime

Kevin Hart T.I. The Studio ShowtimeWritten by Aeysha Carr and produced by Lionsgate TV, The Studio will chronicle the everyday (and every night) antics that take place inside a music recording studio, where people work unusual hours in an unorthodox office environment.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Baywatch” Breakout Jon Bass on Singing Katy Perry in the Shower and Learning to Swim With Kelly Rohrbach

Jon Bass BaywatchBass plays lovable lifeguard Ronnie Greenbaum and the script puts his character through the ringer, dealing him one public embarrassment after the next. Bass makes the most of the comic opportunity, delivering some killer lines while holding his own against his muscled-up co-stars.

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Rashida Jones to Join Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms in New Line Comedy “Tag” (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones TagJake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Annabelle Wallis will co-star in the film, which follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

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“Wind River” Trailer Unites Two Avengers and Feels Like a Wintry “Sicario” (Video)

Wind River TrailerTaylor Sheridan’s latest crime thriller finds Age of Ultron stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen teaming back up to investigate a murder on a Native American reservation.

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SALT TO THE SEA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.

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T.J. Miller Exiting HBO’s “Silicon Valley” as the “Deadpool” Star’s Movie Career Takes Off

TJ Miller Exits Silicon ValleyHBO recently renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season, but Miller won’t be coming back with the rest of the gang. We’ll certainly be said to see him go, but the rest of that ensemble cast is so funny, they should have no problem picking up the slack.

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Netflix Cancels “The Get Down” After One Season, But Don’t Worry, This Cast Isn’t Going Anywhere

Get Down CastWhile today is no doubt a sad day for fans of The Get Down, they shouldn’t worry about this cast being out of work for too long. You’re going to be seeing plenty more of them on the big screen over the next few years. Let us break it down for you…

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“Oblivion’s” Joseph Kosinski Poised to Helm “Top Gun 2,” Making Him the 7th Director to Work with Tom Cruise Twice

Joseph Kosinski Tom Cruise Top Gun 2The sequel is expected to address modern warfare and find Cruise’s hotshot pilot Maverick grappling with new drone technologies that are making his old dogfighting style of flying obsolete. Val Kilmer’s character Iceman is expected to return in some capacity as well.

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Chernin Entertainment Options Jennifer Haley’s Horror ARG-Themed Play “Neighborhood 3” (Exclusive)

Chernin Entertainment LogoIn Neighborhood 3 suburban parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror augmented reality game that uses a GPS system to map out their own neighborhood. But as the line blurs between the virtual world and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

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Sony Sets Release Dates for “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Nightingale,” Both Directed by Women

Elizabeth Banks and Michelle MacLaren SonyCharlie’s Angels will compete with the third frame of Star Wars: Episode IX right out of the gate, an battle DC superheroes during its second weekend in release. As long as that comic book movie isn’t a female-driven property like Batgirl, Sony should be just fine.

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Anne Hathaway to Star in, Produce Romantic Comedy from STXfilms, “How to Be Single” Writers

Anne Hathaway STXAccording to STX’s Adam Fogelson, this is “a modern day look at love, dating and hookups with a very contemporary and authentic voice that speaks to a generation that casually swipes right to find a mate.”

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“Narcos” Duo to Rewrite “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony and Director Elizabeth Banks (Exclusive)

Charlie's Angels 200Charlie’s Angels follows three female detectives and their male sidekick Bosley who kick ass and solve cases on behalf of a mysterious benefactor named Charlie. This time around, the Tracking Board hears that at least one of the Angels will be black.

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Zack Snyder Leaves “Justice League” to Deal With Family Tragedy, Joss Whedon to Finish Superhero Film

Zack Snyder Leaves Justice LeagueAutumn Snyder, the director’s daughter from his first marriage, committed suicide in March, and her death had been kept private until Snyder gave a heartbreaking interview to the Hollywood Reporter on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his whole family during this difficult time.

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Jordan Peele’s Follow-Up to “Get Out” Will Take on “Captain Marvel” and “Godzilla 2”

Jordan Peele Get Out Follow UpGet Outopened to $33 million and showed amazing legs, ultimately taking in $174 million at the domestic box office. The film was loved by critics and audiences alike, and the thinking is that Peele’s next film could open closer to The Conjuring, which grossed $41 million in its opening frame.

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Sony Bets Its Future on Tom Holland, Whose Casting as Nathan Drake in “Uncharted” Movie Makes Sense for “Spider-Man” Studio

Tom Holland Uncharted Spider-Man SonyWhy go the Indiana Jones route when you can beat that franchise at its own game? After all, Disney will inevitably have to cast a younger lead after the next Indy movie in 2020 that is expected to serve as Harrison Ford’s last crusade…

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Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and ABBA Coming Back for “Mamma Mia” Sequel in 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!Amanda Seyfried is set to reprise her lead role and Meryl Streep is also expected to return, albeit in a much smaller capacity. Insiders tell us the story will focus on Sophie (Seyfried) in the present and Donna (Streep) in the past.

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Shia LaBeouf Puts His Temper to Good Use as Tennis Pro John McEnroe in “Borg vs McEnroe” Trailer (Video)

Borg vs McEnroe Shia LaBeoufSverrir Gudnason stars as Björn Borg, who developed a rivalry with young upstart McEnroe that played out at Wimbledown in the ’80s. We’ll learn how these two titans of tennis became legends, and what price they had to pay for it.

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Tom Hardy to Star in “Venom” Movie, Ruben Fleischer to Direct Sony Tentpole

Tom Hardy Ruben Fleischer VenomScott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are writing the script for Venom, which will be produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. Sony will release the comic book movie on Oct. 5. 2018.

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Angela Bassett to Play CIA Director Alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible 6”

Angela Bassett Mission Impossible 6Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie is returning alongside stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin. They’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Henry Cavill and Vanessa Kirby.

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It’s Raining Deals at Cannes, Where Old Men, Beach Bums and Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Reign Supreme

Cannes DealsCAA orchestrated a blockbuster $20 million deal for Bubbles, which led to even more people talking about Netflix. The streaming service has been on the tips of tongues all over Cannes, where Netflix has drawn criticism from some corners because its competition titles Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories won’t debut in French theaters.

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Sandra Bullock Returns to Action Thrillers, Will Channel Her Inner Liam Neeson in “Cash Truck”

Sandra Bullock Cash TruckBullock will play an American who takes a job at an armored car company in London that was the recent target of a deadly heist. As she earns the trust of its tight-knit crew, we learn there’s much more to the woman than it seems, as she has both a troubled past and a mysterious agenda.

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Netflix’s “GLOW” Trailer Explains Why Storytelling Is More Important to Wrestling Than Blood or Boobs (Video)

Glow Trailer NetflixAlison Brie plays a struggling actress who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. Oddly enough, our Editor in Chief can relate…

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