Category Archives: Film News
Writer-actor Mindy Kaling is teaming up with Oscar-winner Emma Thompson for a feature film depicting the behind-the-scenes drama of a late-night talk show. Kaling penned the script and will produce alongside Scott Rudin and Howard Klein.
There have been talks and rumors circulating about a sequel to the Saturday Night Live sketch-turned-film MacGruber, which gained a cult following after being a box office flop in 2010. But based on a tweet from Jorma Taccone, it looks like MacGruber 2 is gaining some traction.
The hot new spec American Rebel, about one of the United States’ first female heroes, has landed in the hands of Amy Pascal and her banner Pascal Pictures. From writer Christopher Cosmos, the deal was reportedly negotiated in the high six-figure range.
The eight-book fantasy series by Richard Kadrey (with the ninth on the way next year), Sandman Slim, has been acquired by Studio 8. The production company has secured the rights to the New York Times-bestselling series and is considering the possibility for a new franchise.
Now that the dust from the summer blockbuster season has settled, Hollywood is ready to open the floodgates to a steady stream of films that range from fantastical epics to blatant awards season bait. From now until the end of the year, the titles hitting theaters will prove that contrary to popular belief, 2016 is quite a good year for film.
Feature dramedy Brad’s Status from Mike White has been picked up from Amazon for distribution. The film was written and directed by Mike White and stars Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams.
The upcoming comedy Naked from producer and actor Marlon Wayans has landed at Netflix for a global streaming premiere in 2017, with production set to start next month in South Carolina. The film is a remake of the 2000 Swedish comedy Naken from Mårten and Torkel Knutsson.
North American rights for romantic comedy Home Again have landed at Open Road Films. The film starring Reese Witherspoon marks the feature directing debut for Hallie Meyers-Shyer.
The spec Inner City from Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is nearing a deal with Sony Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures. The new project, which Gilroy will write and direct, already has Denzel Washington attached to star.
An attorney with a reputation for success defends a conflicted and distraught teenager who stands accused of murdering his wealthy father.
It’s been nearly 20 years since the lukewarm live-action adaptation of Spawn starring Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, and Martin Sheen. But now, Image Comics co-founder and creator of the series Todd McFarlane is looking to make a reboot the movie to match the adult-oriented nature of the original comic book.