20 articles

Vivien Leigh Biopic in Works From ‘Feud: Betty and Joan’ Writers (Exclusive)

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Feud: Betty and Joan” writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are making a biopic about Vivien Leigh.

The duo received an Emmy nomination with Ryan Murphy for best writing for a limited series for the FX show.

Zam and Cohen will adapt the feature from Hugo Vickers’ “Vivien Leigh: A Biography.” The film will focus on the life of the actress and her relationship with Laurence Olivier, who was her spouse from 1940 to 1960.

Leigh won best actress Academy Awards for her portrayal of  Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind” (1939) and Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951). She also won a Tony in 1963 for best actress in a musical for “Tovarich.” She suffered from bipolar disorder and tuberculosis, and died at the age of 53 in 1967. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem

‘NCIS’ Fans Have a Lot of Questions After Maria Bello’s Debut

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There is no shortage of action this season on “NCIS,” and apparently plenty of loose ends as well. Tuesday’s installment of the venerable CBS procedural featured the introduction of Maria Bello as Special Agent Jack Sloane, who joined Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team. The episode also featured a storm knocking out power in Washington, D.C., along with the investigation into a kidnapped sailor. Many fans took to Twitter during the episode to ask questions about the show, with a number of queries focused on the chemistry between Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Navy Commander Thomas Buckner (Trevor Donovan »

- Ryan Gajewski

Permalink | Report a problem

Channing Tatum Halts Development on Sexual Abuse Movie With Weinstein Co.

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Channing Tatum is getting out of business with The Weinstein Co.

The actor and producer announced in a joint statement with his producing partner Reid Carolin that the duo are stopping development on a film adaptation of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, following the emergence of decades of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The 2013 young-adult novel by Matthew Quick centers on a troubled teenager who plans to kill his best friend and then himself. He first visits the four people closest to him, giving each of them a present. As the day goes on, secrets of his past »

- Ashley Lee

Permalink | Report a problem

Fox Orders Pilot From Jerrod Carmichael Starring ‘Insecure’ Actor Lil Rel Howery

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jerrod Carmichael wasn’t out of a network TV job for long. Fox has ordered a put pilot from the “Carmichael Show” alum for his untitled comedy starring “Insecure” actor Lil Rel Howery.

The multi-camera comedy will be executive produced by Carmichael and Mike Scully. Writing and executive producing are Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Barnett and co-creator Lil Rel Howery.

Scully is showrunner.

The 20th Century Fox Television production for Fox broadcast will follow Rel as a “prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to »

- Tony Maglio

Permalink | Report a problem

DC Universe Series ‘Titans’ Finds Its Beast Boy

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ryan Potter has landed the role of Beast Boy in the upcoming DC series “Titans.” The new live-action drama focuses on a band of soon-to-be superheroes recruited from across the DC Universe. Among the characters involved are Dick Grayson, Starfire and Raven.

Potter, best known for voicing Hiro in “Big Hero 6,” plays Garfield “Gar” Logan. As a child, Gar underwent an experimental drug treatment and has become the fun-loving, green-hued Beast Boy, who can reshape himself into any animal of his choosing. »

- Ryan Gajewski

Permalink | Report a problem

‘House of Cards’ Maryland Set on Lockdown Due to Active Shooter

18 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The area surrounding the “House of Cards” set in Maryland was on lockdown Wednesday morning due to a mass shooting at a nearby office park. Five people were shot and three have died, per local police, and the suspect is still on the loose, according to USA Today. The two wounded are in critical condition. Producer Dana Brunetti told TheWrap that Robin Wright is on set filming the Netflix series today, though Kevin Spacey is off. Also Read: Russian Trolls Studied 'House of Cards' to Spread Fake News During 2016 Campaign Brunetti added that his costume designer told him she cannot get to. »

- Tony Maglio

Permalink | Report a problem

Retrial! How Dan Gilroy & Denzel Trimmed 12 Minutes Of ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Following Toronto Bow

19 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The creative team behind the legal thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq is appealing for a retrial. After a Toronto International Film Festival premiere, the drama has been substantially reconfigured by writer/director Dan Gilroy and star Denzel Washington, to become what they feel is a much leaner, tighter and more focused drama. They dropped a dozen minutes from the running time, moved up a key scene, dropped another, and radically changed the musical backdrop. Sony… »

Permalink | Report a problem

‘Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview

19 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

For a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, the sequel to last autumn’s surprise hit, is expected to make $20 million-$25 million in a crowded weekend that includes such wide entries as Warner Bros/Skydance Media’s $120M-plus disaster film Geostorm, Universal/Working Title’s The Snowman, Sony/Black Label Media’s forest firefighter movie Only the Brave »

Permalink | Report a problem

Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Stays Dominant With Tuesday Night’s Big Twist

19 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This Is Us” just keeps hitting its fans right in the heart, which is a good thing for TV ratings. It may be bad for the health of loyal viewers, however.

The hit NBC drama was Tuesday’s top show in the key 18-49 demographic again, maintaining 100 percent of last week’s Nielsen number. “NCIS” was primetime’s most-watched series once more, handing CBS another total-viewer victory.

Read more about the bombshell “This Is Us” dropped last night here — you know, if you don’t mind spoilers. »

- Tony Maglio

Permalink | Report a problem

The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies at 53 After Brain Cancer Battle

21 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gord Downie, the lead singer for Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

The group announced the news via their website and Facebook page with a message from the rocker’s family.

“Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

“Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips. »

- Stephanie Petit

Permalink | Report a problem

10 Rising Irish Stars to Watch

46 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A casual glance at the Academy Awards over the past couple of years will show just how far Ireland's homegrown film industry has come.

But behind the big names of Lenny Abrahamson (director of Room), John Crowley (Brooklyn), Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea, Secret of Kells) and Ed Guiney (producer of Room and The Lobster), a growing legion of up-and-coming talent is now making a name from itself and ready to burst onto the global stage. 

From a number who saw their projects bow at this year's Toronto, to an animation director many expect to be heading to the Oscars, a filmmaker who smashed »

- Alex Ritman

Permalink | Report a problem

'Star Wars' Is Luring Hollywood to Shoot in Ireland

46 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi could easily be seen as one of the most impressive — not to mention expensive — commercials ever made. But while it may, on the surface, chronicle the latest chapter in the saga of the Skywalker family, the two-minute piece also serves to promote something else entirely: Ireland's growing status in the film world.

Picking up immediately from the climactic end of The Force Awakens, the opening shots show Daisy Ridley's Rey undertaking her all-important Jedi training on the spectacularly craggy island of Skellig Michael off Ireland's southwest coast (other »

- Alex Ritman

Permalink | Report a problem

Eddie Izzard Joins Australian Movie ‘The Call Back’

50 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eddie Izzard will star in “The Call Back,” and filming will start on the Australian movie later this month in and around Adelaide. Izzard (“Victoria & Abdul”) will play Henry, a British actor who has a relationship with an Australian restauranteur.

French actress Vanessa Guide (“The New Adventures of Aladdin”), and Australian actors Emily Taheny (“Get Krack!n”), Luke McKenzie (“Wentworth”) will also star.

The film is Marion Pilowsky’s (“Sleuth”) feature debut and follows a struggling restaraunteur (Taheny), mired in debt, and who has had a short-lived relationship with Henry. She subsequently settles with a new partner (McKenzie), but her world is turned upside down when Henry comes back into her life, along with his new French girlfriend (Guide).

Fox International Productions, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation (Safc) are the investors in the film and it will be distributed in Australia via 20th Century Fox Film Australia. London-based [link=co »

- Stewart Clarke

Permalink | Report a problem

European Film Academy Unveils Nominees for Discovery Award

51 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A French agricultural thriller, a Bulgarian blast of urban realism and a British adaptation of a 19th century Russian literary classic are among this year's nominees for the European Discovery prize, the best first-film award presented by the European Film Academy.

The Efa on Thursday unveiled the five nominees for this year's Discovery honor, which include Hubert Charuel's Bloody Milk, a thriller set in the French countryside,Ralitza Petrova's Godless, a noir-ish depiction of impoverished brutality in small-town Bulgaria, and William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth, which transfers the story of the original desperate housewife from Nikolai Leskov's classic »

- Scott Roxborough

Permalink | Report a problem

Apsa to Honor Late Abbas Kiarostami, Newcomer Ilgar Najaf

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are to honor the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami with a special prize. It has commended Kiarostami’s final feature “24 Frames” and will give him posthumous admission to the Apsa Academy.

“’24 Frames’ is an exquisite reverie on scenes from nature. Through still, but precise frames, and aided by subtle staging or effects, he captures the haunting, haiku-like poetry of nature, its beauty, amorousness and brutality. The play with the double meaning of ‘frame’ reflects his profound mediation on the cinematic form,” said Kim Hong-joon, hair of the Apsa international nominations council.

Director of “Certified Copy,” “Taste of Cherry,” and “Through the Olive Trees,” Kiarostami died in July this year.

Director and producer, Ilgar Najaf has been awarded the Apsa Young Cinema Award in partnership with Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (Netpac) and the Griffith Film School for his second film “Pomegranate Orchard” (aka “Nar Bagi”).

The story involves a man returning »

- Patrick Frater

Permalink | Report a problem

China's Dmg Offers to Buy 10 Percent Stake in Forbes

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dmg Entertainment's Chinese affiliate has offered to buy a 10 percent stake in Forbes, the U.S. business magazine and media company.

Along with the minority stake, Dmg would acquire "greater China rights" to the Forbes brand in the proposed deal, helping to fulfill the company's vision of "creating a global, high-level concept entertainment brand," according to a stock market filing from Dmg's mainland Chinese affiliate Yinji Entertainment & Media. 

The filing, issued Tuesday, explains that Yinji is using a Hong Kong-based, Dmg-branded entity to establish a $256 million investment fund with several partners. The fund would then be deployed to acquire full »

- Patrick Brzeski

Permalink | Report a problem

Eddie Izzard to Star in Australian Comedy 'The Call Back'

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard has signed on to star in The Call Back, the feature debut of producer turned writer/director Marion Pilowsky.

Fresh from his turn as Bertie, Prince of Wales  in Stephen Frears Victoria & Abdul, Izzard will play British actor Henry, who is romantically entangled with struggling restaurater Ronnie, who will be played by Australian Emily Taheny. Also joining the cast of The Call Back are French actress Vanessa Guide (The New Adventures of Aladdin), Luke McKenzie (Wentworth), Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), Tina Bursill (Wish You Were Here), Susie Youssef (How Not To Behave) and Tiriel Mora (Happy Feet).


- Pip Bulbeck

Permalink | Report a problem

Harvard Rescinds Harvey Weinstein's Du Bois Medal

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture.

The school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research decided to revoke the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Tuesday in light of allegations of sexual abuse against the movie mogul.

Weinstein was given the award in 2014 along with seven others, including Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou. It's considered Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies.

The center's leaders said they stand with "the women who have courageously come forward" to fight for »

- the Associated Press

Permalink | Report a problem

Why Leigh Whannell Enjoys ‘Seeing People Get Scared’ at Halloween Horror Nights’ ‘Insidious’ Maze

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Even one of the most talented screenwriters in horror gets scared by his own product sometimes, especially when it is brought to life by the geniuses at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. “Insidious” writer and “Saw” franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell (above with wife, actress Corbett Luck) recently walked through the latest maze at the Hollywood theme park’s annual living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror — and while he lived to tell the tale, he didn’t emerge completely unscathed. But Whannell was not half as disturbed as the thousands of other screaming guests getting leapt on by the Red-Faced Demon or stalked by. »

- Debbie Emery

Permalink | Report a problem

China’s Perfect World Locks In $250 Million for Universal Slate Financing Deal

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal’s Chinese partner Perfect World Pictures has secured a $250 million facility from East West Bank and Jp Morgan to fund the second phase of its slate financing arrangement with the studio, possibly indicating signs of life after an extended pause in China-Hollywood relations. Last February, Perfect World and Universal agreed on a 50-film financing deal, which Perfect World initially funded with a $250 million equity investment. It was the first time a Chinese company invested in a multi-year slate deal with a Hollywood studio. Lindsay Conner, a partner and chair of the Media and Entertainment Group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, »

- Matt Pressberg

Permalink | Report a problem

20 articles

  « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners