Category Archives: Film News

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor In The Weinstein Company’s Biopic

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After several studios and incarnations, the Richard Pryor biopic is moving forward, and Mike Epps is the man for the job.

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Ryan Simpkins To Play Daughter To Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler In “The House”

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Ferrell and Poehler star as a tight-budgeted married couple who accidentally blow all of their daughter’s college savings. Desperate to right their finances and fix their offspring’s future, they open an underground casino in their white-picketed suburbia.

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BASKIN — Trailer (Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz)

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A group of police officers accidentally step through a doorway to hell when they receive a mysterious call for backup.

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PARA ELISA — Trailer (Ana Turpin, Ona Casamiquela, Luisa Gavasa)

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Looking for extra cash, a student accepts a babysitting job, only to find that the person she is supposed to watch is an insane woman who looks to make this babysitter her disposable toy.

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BROTHER ORANGE (SALES)

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Centers on a man who followed his stolen iphone to China, becoming a celebrity and finding a lifelong friend.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} DreamWorks Developing Film Based On “Brother Orange” Buzzfeed Story

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DreamWorks is developing a film based around the hilarious and heartwarming chance of fate that was showcased through Matt Stopera’s Buzzfeed articles. The film centers on a man who followed his stolen iphone to China, becoming a celebrity and finding a lifelong friend.

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Steve Carell Joins Woody Allen’s Latest Film As Bruce Willis Exits

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Willis was one of the first to sign on for the project, but is preparing for a play that will cause schedules to clash.

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Bryce Dallas Howard Digging For “Gold” With Matthew McConaughey

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Bryce Dallas Howard has set her sights on her first project following the Dino-sized success of Universal’s Jurassic World. Howard has signed on to star opposite Matthew McConaughey and Corey Stoll in Stephen Gaghan’s mining drama Gold

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{TB Exclusive} Eugenio Derbez Will Star In “The Three Tenors” For Lionsgate

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The popular television and film actor will star in Lionsgate’s screwball operatic comedy.

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MARJORIE PRIME (SALES)

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Centers on an aging widow who implements a system that allows her to spend time with holographic versions of her deceased loved ones.

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Jon Hamm Enters Talks For Sci-Fi/Drama “Marjorie Prime”

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The pic, which is being produced by Uri Singer of BB Film Productions, is an adaptation of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist drama written by Jordan Harrison. Production is looking to begin this October.

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GOOSEBUMPS — TRAILER 2 (Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette)


A boy moves in next to children’s horror writer R.L. Stine, whose stories have all started to come to life.

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Sam Worthington And Ruth Wilson Set to Star In “The Titan”

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Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson have joined the sci-fi film about deep space exploration and its effects on human life.

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THE TITAN (Sales)

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A military family takes part in a deep-space exploration experiment.

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NASTY BABY — TRAILER (Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva, Alia Shawkat)

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A gay couple try to have a baby with the help of their best friend Anna.

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A HOPE IN THE UNSEEN (SALES)

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Chronicles Cedric Jennings’ academic life in Ballou High School, an inner city school in Washington, D.C., and eventually to Brown University, exemplifying the problems of inner-city education systems.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Mike Tollin Adapting Bestselling Cedric Jennings Biography “A Hope In The Unseen”

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The book details Jenning’s academic life in Ballou High School, an inner city school in Washington, D.C., and eventually to Brown University. Tollin optioned the book, as well as Jennings’ life rights, and will be producing the adaptation via his shingle Tollin Productions.

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Vincent D’Onofrio Will Direct “The Kid” And Joe Carnahan Will Direct “Five Against A Bullet” For Suretone Pictures

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Jordan Schur has found directors for two of his projects under the new Suretone Pictures banner.

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THE KID (Sales)

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A boy searches for Billy the Kid in hopes that the gunslinger will save his family, only to be disappointed when the man doesn’t live up to the legend.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — TEASER (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill)

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A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

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ROCK THE KASBAH — TRAILER 2 (Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride)

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When a burnt-out music producer travels to Afghanistan with his last client, he discovers a young girl with an incredible voice and enrolls her in the local talent show “The Afghan Star.”

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Michael B. Jordan In Talks For MGM’s Vampire Comedy “Blood Brothers”

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Jordan’s in talks to nab the role of Tree, one of the key leads in the edgy two-hander, which follows two blood-sucking best friends whose relationship enters a crisis. The pic’s based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name written by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller.

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Melissa Benoist And Sam Heughan Have Been Accepted To “Oxford”

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Allison Benoist was previously reported by us as circling the role, she has now accepted the role and will be acting opposite Sam Heughan.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (08.27.15)

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Nothing can top Straight Outta Compton going into its 3rd weekend, even with a 40-45% fall. At $118.9 million total, Compton has nearly doubled its $60 million opening. The box office was lackluster last weekend, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be anywhere close to recovering until mid-September

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“The Brits Are Coming” Has Just Rounded Out Its Cast

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A cavalcade of stars has just signed on for this comedic heist film.
Lots of new

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Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” Courts “Hannibal” Star Mads Mikkelsen

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The role that he’s being selected for is being kept hush-hush, but we’re hearing he’ll serve as a major antagonist, though not the only, to do battle with Benedict Cumberbatch’s mystical superhero.

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THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON (SALES)

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Follows a career criminal trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter, all the while fighting to get out from under a mob boss’s thumb.

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Lionsgate Preemptively Nabs Steve Hamilton Novel “The Second Life Of Nick Mason”

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The novel’s been pitched as Taken meets The Equalizer and follows career criminal Nick Mason after he’s released from prison after serving five years of a twenty-five year sentence.

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Timothy Olyphant, Britt Robertson & Shay Mitchell Join “Mother’s Day”

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The cast is complete for Gary Marshall’s movie about moms.

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SANA (PITCH)

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Follows a Germany-based Air Force major who flies Predator drones over Yemen, who discovers his entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator. Given only days to live, he travels to the Arabian Peninsula against orders of the U.S. government to hunt down the men responsible.

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