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Point Grey, Good Universe Team With 'Hello Ladies' Creators for 'Good Boys'
Described as in the vein of Sausage Party and Superbad, Good Boys is an R-rated comedy about four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to replace a broken drone before their parents get home.
- Rebecca Ford
Blake Lively’s Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Lands at Paramount
The project will be directed by “The Handmaid’s Tale” exec producer Reed Morano, from a script by Mark Burnell with Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing. IM Global will finance the film. Lively was attached to the project a month ago.
The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick series of four British novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who is on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash. After discovering from a journalist that the crash wasn’t an accident and watching that journalist get killed, she adapts the identity of an assassin in order to track down those responsible. »
- Dave McNary
Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World’s Highest-Paid Actress
Emma Stone is this year’s highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, banking $26 million pretax in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period. The actress beat Jennifer Aniston, who took the second spot on the list with earnings of $25.5 million, and Jennifer Lawrence, who came in at number three with $24 million. Lawrence had topped Forbes’ ranking two years in a row, last year making $46 million. Aniston, according to the publication, continues to make millions due to films like the upcoming “The Yellow Birds,” and endorsement deals with Emirates Airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno. Most of Lawrence’s paycheck comes from the upcoming Darren Aronofsky »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
'Mission: Impossible 6' Shoot Set for 8-Week Hiatus Following Tom Cruise Injury
A video taken on the London set obtained by TMZ showed the actor jumping between buildings and falling short his mark, smacking into one side hard and limping away afterwards.
A source has now told THR that the injury – believed by many among the film’s crew to be a damaged ankle – is likely to force producers to put the shoot "on hiatus" for »
- Alex Ritman
‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Creator Developing Female Police Drama at Fox (Exclusive)
Currently titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” the series would follow a seasoned former detective who is now a mom stuck behind a desk and raising two kids. She is unexpectedly pulled back into the field to cover for a sick colleague and work alongside a young rookie female detective who has been deep undercover.
Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached. Tamaro will write and executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television is producing. »
- Joe Otterson
‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (Exclusive)
Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The studio is putting a twist on the classic Victorian age story of a hedonistic man whose self-portrait ages while he stays eternally young. In this project, the title character will be a woman.
The film will be directed by Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, the experimental rock multi-instrumentalist. Her album, the self-titled “St. Vincent,” won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2015. She has been the recipient of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award, both given for outstanding innovation in the arts. »
- Dave McNary
'Suits' Spinoff With Gina Torres Set for Season 7 Finale
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network on Wednesday confirmed that the backdoor pilot will air as the Aaron Korsh-created procedural's season seven finale and is slated to air in the first quarter of 2018.
The episode will reunite Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) with their old friend Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to her new life in the Windy City. When she is forced to enter the dirty world »
- Lesley Goldberg
Tribeca Enterprises Launches New TV Festival, Initial Lineup Includes ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’
Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, will launch a new standalone TV festival this fall, Variety has learned.
”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” Robert De Niro, co-founder of Tribeca, said in a statement. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.”
The inaugural Tribeca TV Festival will present curated shows and conversations with the cast and creators from numerous shows. It will take place September 22-24, 2017 in New York City. Like the Film Festival, the TV Festival will highlight highly-anticipated new premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work and talent. It will feature programs from broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and Vr.
“We’re launching a new standalone, but »
- Joe Otterson
‘Mission Impossible: 6’ Now Expected to Wrap Production in December
With Tom Cruise temporarily out of action because of a stunt injury, “Mission: Impossible 6” is expected to wrap production in December rather than October but can still be delivered for its planned release next July, a source close to the production said Thursday.
Likewise, director Christopher McQuarrie insisted in an interview with British movie magazine Empire that, although the exact length of the hiatus had not yet been determined, “nothing that we’re looking at right now is going to affect the release date.” He said he still had seven to eight weeks to go on principal photography, which began in France on April 8.
Cruise broke his right ankle last week while performing a stunt in London. The source close to the production said that the production’s insurance would have to cover any costs incurred by a delay and that, following the injury, insurance costs for the actor, who »
- Robert Mitchell and Elsa Keslassy
‘The Tick’ Star Griffin Newman Opens Up About His First Big Break as an Unlikely Action Hero
When I first became friends with Griffin Newman, he was an actor whose biggest screen credit was the guy Kevin Costner spills coffee on in “Draft Day” — and I was a freelancer with no idea if I’d ever get a full-time job. Since then, things have improved for both of us, and with Newman’s new series “The Tick” debuting on Amazon, I’m in the unprecedented position of recusing myself from a review. (My colleague Maureen Ryan will be covering it instead). With that caveat, I thought it might be fun to chat with my friend about how much his life has changed, and how jumping from being a fan to having fans is a unique transition. I talked with Newman about his upcoming role starring as Arthur Everest in “The Tick” — a role that has already generated fan enthusiasm — and now that he’s making rent, his most fervent desire: an action figure of »
- Sonia Saraiya
Guy Fieri (‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’) on 5th straight Emmy nomination: ‘Of course I want to win!’ [Exclusive Video]
“I got the opportunity to be on the Food Network in a crazy way, so to now be the guy that gets the opportunity to represent five years in a row is pretty great,” declares Guy Fieri about “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” competing at the Emmy Awards again this year. In our recent webcam interview […] »
- Chris Beachum
Band on the Run
The War on Drugs’ last album made front man Adam Granduciel a star. But does he want to stay that way? »
- Simon Vozick-Levinson
Judge Judy Lets a Dog Loose in Her Courtroom to Find the Real Owner (Video)
In a recent “Judge Judy” episode, Judith Sheindlin settled a dog ownership dispute with a no-nonsense solution: she just let the dog loose in the courtroom to determine its real owner. A woman claimed to have legally purchased the dog from a woman on the street. However, another man in the courtroom claimed the dog is his. So Judge Judy ordered for the dog to be carried into the courtroom and she let it loose. No sooner was the dog on the ground did it run over to the male litigant. The dog was evidently too excited to be reunited with. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
'It' Tracking for Record $50M Debut in U.S.
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The upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's It is tracking for a record September debut.
The Warner Bros. and New Line horror film, rolling out in theaters Sept. 8, could clear $50 million or more in its first weekend, besting Hotel Transylvania 2 ($48 million) to score the biggest start ever for the month of September, not adjusting for inflation. Some even believe it could approach $60 million.
Warners insiders are being more cautious and saying $40 million-$45 million, noting the sluggish marketplace and the fact that September has never been known for huge openings. Also, tracking could be skewed »
- Pamela McClintock
Vera Glagoleva, Russian Actress Who Directed Ralph Fiennes in 'Two Women,' Dies at 61
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Russian actress and director Vera Glagoleva has died at a German clinic where she was being treated for cancer. She was 61.
Her death was announced late Wednesday by family and friends in Russia in a number of messages on social media platforms.
Natalia Ivanova, who produced her last film in 2014, Two Women, a 19th0century period piece based on Ivan Turgenev's play A Month in the Country that starred Ralph Fiennes, wrote on Facebook that Glagoleva was not only a "favorite actress" and director but also a "guardian angel, friend and accomplice."
Ivanova, who produces through her Moscow-based company »
- Nick Holdsworth
Jimmy Kimmel Reads ‘Mean Tweets’ From Angry Trump Supporters (Video)
Jimmy Kimmel gave his audience a special rendition of his “Mean Tweets” segment on Wednesday night, reading comments from angry Donald Trump supporters from Twitter and Facebook. The night before, Kimmel used his show to call out Trump supporters for picking “the wrong guy.” “I really think I made a breakthrough,” Kimmel said of his Tuesday show. “And I base that on all the thoughtful responses I got on Twitter and Facebook from people like Thomas, who wrote, ‘Why don’t you go somewhere else like a different country if you don’t like our president and stop you’re crying on tv snowflake. »
- Ashley Boucher
How BBC America’s Nature Series ‘Planet Earth II’ Got So Many Emmy Nominations?
This story on “Planet Earth II” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. The list of programs that landed the most Emmy nominations is a pretty predictable one: “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld” on top, followed by “Feud: Bette and Joan” and “Stranger Things,” “Veep,” “Big Little Lies,” “Fargo,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Night Of,” “This Is Us,” “Planet Earth II” … Wait. “Planet Earth II?” Yep, the nature series on BBC America landed 10 nominations to tie with “Genius” and “Silicon Valley” as the 12th most nominated show, and the top nonscripted, »
- Steve Pond
DeMario Jackson Says Bachelor in Paradise Scandal Was Fueled by Racism
“They wanted the angry black guy and this little, innocent white girl. But it wasn’t.” »
- Halle Kiefer
James Corden Recaps the Summer of Trump With ‘Despacito’ Cover (Video)
A lot of stuff happened this summer, right? Luckily “The Late Late Show with James Corden” has you covered to the tune of the song of the summer. The late night host, who expresses his love of song in any way he can, performed a cover of “Despacito,” the track by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber (on the remix anyway) that tied for the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 number one of 2017 and has the most watched video on YouTube. The song starts off recapping a lot of the politics news that happened in just the past couple of. »
- Carli Velocci
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 death watch: Will Cersei Lannister or Littlefinger die next?
If you can believe it, Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” is almost at its end. Only two episodes remain of the penultimate season, and fans know that this is about the time when the body count begins to rise. Ned, Khal Drogo, Robb, Catelyn, Tywin, and even Jon Snow (Kit Harington) died in either […] »
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