Up-And-Comer of the Month: Sleight Star Jacob Latimore Has More Tricks Up His Sleeve, Including Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit
Sleight star Jacob Latimore may play a street-smart magician in J.D. Dillard’s impressive directorial debut, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. The charismatic 20-year-old is a multi-talent who got his start in the music business before discovering his passion for acting. A natural-born performer, Will Smith and Forest Whitaker helped prepare him for his biggest role yet.
We are less than a week away from the Writers’ Guild of America potentially going on strike if they cannot reach a deal with the studios by the time the clock strikes midnight on May 2. Neil Turitz looks back at the last strike to make a prediction about how he thinks the next few days will play out.
Classic ABC sitcom Roseanne is in the works for a limited revival with original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf in talks to return. The series joins a growing list of sitcom revivals and reboots including Will & Grace at NBC and Fuller House on Netflix.
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SNL‘s Kate McKinnon, Allison Tolman, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Bryn Vale, and FX’s Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry have boarded first-time director Laura Steinel’s indie comedy Fam-i-ly, joining previously announced star Taylor Schilling. (Deadline)
Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, and Timothy Olyphant are set to star in Driven, a turbo-charged story about the FBI sting operation to entrap maverick car designer John DeLorean. (Deadline)
Universal has cast Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins and Jimmy Bellinger as the boyfriends in The Pact, a comedy about three parents who discover their daughters’ plan to lose their virginity at prom and launch a one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. (Deadline)\
CBS Films has brought on Jay Karas and Dean Ward to rewrite its comedy film Man Up. The project, still in the early development stages, is about three friends, each facing a masculinity crisis, who attend a survivalist camp that promises to help them man up. (Deadline)
MTV has canceled scripted series Sweet/Vicious, a comedic drama about campus rape culture, was highly regarded by critics. (Variety)