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The OpenTV web series Brown Girls premiered seven episodes earlier this year on Elle.com and immediately became a breakout hit — and HBO noticed. The cabler wasted no time in picking up the series from writer Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey to develop it for television.
Already toplined by awards season mainstays Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the project at Fox has added Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.
Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
Hunt, who is of Native American descent, will join the Twentieth Century Fox project that has been billed as a horror thriller. The genre bend to the movie is in line with how Logan had elements of a Western while Deadpool was an action-comedy that deconstructed the typical comic book movie.
Golden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.
Captain Underpants is a much-needed jolt of joy amidst the action-packed drama of the MCU and the DCEU that reminds us that comic books are also fun, silly, and filled with wild child-like imagination.
Academy Award-nominated actress Carrie Mulligan has been tapped to star in On the Other Side as Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. The film tells the true story of Webb, who was held in captivity by the Viet Cong for 23 days.
Director Patty Jenkins sets a new bar for the movies in the DCEU, making Wonder Woman a unconquerable savior in a lineup of punch-happy heroes who like tearing down buildings and metaphorically comparing the sizes of their codpieces.
Despite its occasional melodrama and disposable tertiary characters, the film is an emotional surprise, serving up a brave and touching story about a woman and her dog that doesn’t seem like a made-for-TV sob pic.
The big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West.
If you like Jason Bateman in Arrested Development then you’ll probably be taken off guard watching him shift gears from the Michael Bluth to a family man who is also a top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico in the Netflix series Ozark. Yeah, it’s a tiny bit different from the culty absurd comedy.
Some critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.
The latest installment of the franchise breaks the mediocrity of the last two films as it returns to form with a fresh energy, “yo-ho-ho” humor, and high seas adventure that echoes the brilliance of The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Even with two huge marquee names leading the charge, this adaptation drowns itself in dated raunchy humor, stale dick jokes, gay panic riffs, and clunky writing that not even the Hoff could save.
If a remake of Dirty Dancing had to be happen, then it was crucial that every detail was in order. If anything was out of place, wrong or tonally off, then rabid fans of the original would make it known. That said, ABC sure as better brace themselves for the wrath of Johnny Castle diehards.
From making this book series into a huge animated franchise to the biggest diva of the cast, director David Soren, creator Dav Pilkey (Turbo) and actors Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, and Thomas Middleditch gave us the scoop on the new animated feature.
The Cannes Film Festival is in full-swing and acclaimed director Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Far From Heaven) highly-anticipated adaptation of Brian Selznick’s YA novel Wonderstruck was one of the first films screened at the fest — and it was met with reviews that ranged from raves to lukewarm.
Jim Henson’s 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal is getting the Netflix treatment as a prequel series. The groundbreaking fantasy adventure is coming to the streaming giant as a prequel series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Sundance’s hip-hop hit Patti Cake$ starring breakout Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald has its first trailer and it is everything you wanted and more.
In addition to ABC prime time favorites like Fresh Off the Boat and Once Upon a Time returning for the fall, the network recently unveiled a hearty helping of new shows. They also recently released a boatload of trailers that gives audiences a preview of what to expect from its fall lineup.
With the success of FX’s Legion, the X-Men universe continues to X-pand to Fox with The Gifted. More family drama than action series, the show follows a suburban couple whose lives are changed when their children come out of the mutant closet. In a world where mutants are marginalized, they join an underground network of mutants as they try to survive while running from a hostile government.
There were no huge surprises at the box office this weekend as Marvel Studios continued to dominate with its space opera sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As for newcomers Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, they made little impact with their debuts as they underperformed and raked in less money at the box office than expected.
Josh McLaughlin is set to replace Jim Burke as President of Production at Focus Features, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. Rather than hire an executive from outside the company, Focus decided to promote from within.
The yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio’s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.
Following the success of Grease: Live, Fox has announced that the beloved holiday movie turned Broadway hit will be their next live musical event.
Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.
The director who brought us stylized across-the-pond greatness like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels attempts to inject the same tough-as-nails swagger to Camelot lore but ends up making a tangled Arthurian mess.
Amazon decided to go on a shopping spree and acquired the streaming rights to 40 films that screened at SXSW earlier this year. Among the films included in the huge purchase is Ana Asensio’s drama Most Beautiful Island, which won the Grand Jury Award for narrative feature.