After two weeks at the top, Wonder Woman will be de-throned this weekend by racing, talking vehicles in Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 3. The film has a lot going for it to quickly rise to the top of the box office — it’s a family animated film from a trusted and admired company, and it’s also a continuation of an existing IP.
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The directorial debut of writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You, has tapped three buzzy stars in its first casting: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Forest Whitaker is producing.
In the vein of Finding Neverland and Miss Potter, the trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin introduces audiences to the origin of a beloved children’s story. This time, author A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is front and center.
After several roles on the small screen, Glow actress Betty Gilpin has been tapped to co-star with Rebel Wilson in the big screen comedy Isn’t It Romantic from New Line.
Mike Van Waes is penning the script for the film, centered around the Crooked Man, a breakout character from The Conjuring 2, based on a story by universe architect James Wan.
Actor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.
Isla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of New Line’s upcoming comedy Tag, joining the likes of Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones, and Jon Hamm. The film is based on 2013 Wall Street Journal article.
After a brief appearance in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Michelle Monaghan is set to reprise her role as Julia Meade in Mission: Impossible 6. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the casting on his Instagram account.
After departing the Shonda Rhimes medical drama Grey’s Anatomy two years ago, Sandra Oh is returning to the small screen with a starring role in Killing Eve, a new thriller series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
This weekend’s box office played out more or less as expected, with some minor surprises here and there. Take the weekend’s number one film, for example. Everyone knew it would be Wonder Woman, but it performed even better than it was predicted to — for the second weekend in a row.
Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo are turning their sights to the small screen. In a competitive deal, they acquired the rights to the video game Little Nightmares and are teaming with The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick to bring the game to life on a new platform.
The last episodes of the critically acclaimed BBC series Luther hit the small screen in December 2015. After well over a year of the uncertainty of the show’s future, the broadcasting company has ordered a fifth season with Idris Elba reprising his role as the titular homicide detective John Luther.
The Mummy will be no match for Wonder Woman this weekend as it continues to ride the momentum of its success and positive buzz. In fact, The Mummy could put a damper on Universal’s planned “Dark Universe” before it even really begins depending on how it performs this weekend.
The funny and talented Melissa McCarthy is crossing another film first off her list: the musical. The Tracking Board has confirmed she’s set to star in Margie Claus for New Line Cinema after they acquired the pitch from McCarthy and Ben Falcone, and co-writer Damon Jones.
The Obvious Child team is reuniting for a brand-new film that looks to be just as funny, touching, and poignant as the last. The first trailer for Landline shows a family whose secrets and cracks are about to come out.
After the financial and critical success of Logan, James Mangold is attached to direct Disorder, a remake of the 2015 French film from Sony and Escape Artists, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script.
Frequent collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are re-teaming for a new movie, Wrong Answer, based on a 2014 The New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv with Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the adaptation.
After a less-than-great performance at the box office for his latest film, Baywatch director Seth Gordon is moving on to his next project. Middleton Media Group has tapped Gordon to helm their adaptation of Life in Rewind, based on the Terry Weible Murphy book.
The Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
Paradigm is out with a brand new spec, an untitled action-comedy project from Toria Sheffield and Monica Byrnes, seeking to continue meeting the demand for more female-driven stories, both in front of and behind the camera. There’s a lot of excited buzz around the project as it goes out to major territories.
Wonder Woman was always going to be relevant and revolutionary — it’s the first female-led film in the current wave of superhero films and it’s helmed by a female director, after all. But media is never created or consumed in a vacuum and now, its relevance is singular and powerful.
With an opening bigger than most projected, Wonder Woman secured not only an exciting weekend for fans but the biggest opening for a female director in history. Beyond numbers, however, Wonder Woman’s success this weekend has made a clear statement about female-led and directed films and the demand for them.
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to produce and star in The Lost Airman for Amazon Studios, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The World War II project is based on the nn-fiction book by Seth Meyerowitz.
Netflix has acquired the hot new spec Mother from Misha Green after it first hit the market Friday afternoon, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project follows a female protagonist in the vein of La Femme Nikita.
After a concerning marketing campaign, fans and critics have taken matters into their own hands to express their excitement for Wonder Woman — and with good reason and good results. The film is now eyeing an opening north of $85 million and perhaps even more than $100 million.
An adaptation of Maria Semple’s New York Times Bestseller novel Today Will Be Different has landed at HBO with Julia Roberts attached to star and produce. The project is in development at Annapurna Television.
A star-studded cast is on full display in the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express.
The premise of The Mountain Between Us may seem bland and unoriginal — survival stories tend to follow all the same tropes — but with two critically acclaimed actors leading the way, in this case, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, there might be something more to this film.
Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch is the latest actor to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: King of Monsters, after voicing a small off-camera character in Kong: Skull Island.
This year’s Memorial Day weekend was meant to end its four-day box office on par with last year’s but instead came short by more than $20 million. Whereas 2016’s top 12 movies for Memorial Day made $198.8 million total, this year’s top 12 made $173 million and that’s because of the underperformance of nearly every film, some worse than others.