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Channing Tatum Halts Development on Sexual Abuse Movie With Weinstein Co.
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
Fox Orders Pilot From Jerrod Carmichael Starring ‘Insecure’ Actor 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
DC Universe Series ‘Titans’ Finds Its Beast Boy
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
‘House of Cards’ Maryland Set on Lockdown Due to Active Shooter
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
Retrial! How Dan Gilroy & Denzel Trimmed 12 Minutes Of ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Following Toronto Bow
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… »
‘Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview
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 »
Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Stays Dominant With Tuesday Night’s Big Twist
“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
The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies at 53 After Brain Cancer Battle
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
MSNBC Anchor Breaks Down During Fallen Soldiers Segment (Video)
Things took an emotional turn during the closing minutes of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle. When the morning anchor was discussing U.S. soldiers killed during an Isis attack in Niger, she could be heard openly weeping behind the b-roll footage. “Sergeant Johnson’s body arrived in Miami yesterday. The sergeant’s American flag draped casket was wheeled out of the plane by six other American soldier’s at Miami international airport. His wife Myeshia was escorted to the casket along with her six-year-old daughter to greet the casket of her husband,” said Ruhle. While her face was concealed with footage of the tragic homecoming, »
- Jon Levine
Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film
Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women in the industry over the years.
And on October 13th, the filmmaker decided to take action to show his solidarity for those who have suffered abuse – at the hands of Weinstein or otherwise.
"My entire career is tied up with this man," Smith said during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it. »
Men Join #MeToo Campaign With #HowIWillChange: ‘Guys It’s Our Turn’
Following the #MeToo campaign, which encourages victims of sexual assault and harassment to come forward on social media to demonstrate how widespread the problem is, men are now weighing in with their own hashtag: #HowIWillChange. Also Read: Alyssa Milano Kicks Off #MeToo Crusade for Victims of Sexual Harassment On Tuesday, Australian journalist Benjamin Law tweeted a message to his Twitter followers: “Guys, it’s our turn,” he said. “After yesterday’s endless #MeToo stories of women being abused, assaulted and harassed, today we say #HowIWillChange.” He followed that with examples of his own. #HowIWillChange: Acknowledge that if all women I know has been sexually. »
- Itay Hod
Dillon Francis, Jaden Smith Christen Google’s Colorful Toy Box (Photos)
When Google unveiled its new line of consumer hardware in San Francisco two weeks ago, the format followed the template long established by fellow tech heavyweights: a large presentation hall with giant video in front of an audience of tech analysts. Dillon Francis samples “Daydream”. Jaden Smith performs. (Bfa) To introduce the same smart speakers and two new Pixel phones to Hollywood, they instead wrangled those who pack creative content studios in their pockets, like socially savvy models, actors and do-it-yourself content creators like Dillon Francis and Jaden Smith (above). Look out, Paul Smith wall. This photo-friendly toybox at 8255 Melrose is. »
- Mikey Glazer
'L'Enfant Secret': Film Review
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Made at the end of his decade-long relationship with Nico, Philippe Garrel's L'Enfant Secret borrows biographical details of the singer's life to recount a love affair plagued by loss, drugs, and mental illness. Though described as the transitional point at which Garrel moved from experimental to narrative work, it is not so conventional as to be easy viewing for most contemporary viewers: dare-you-to-complain silences and largely affectless performances make it something to be experienced by fans well acquainted with the later work in his 50-plus year career.
Borrowing "models" from the Bresson films The Devil, Probably and Au Hazard Balthazar, »
- John DeFore
‘Justice League': New Colorful Poster Brings Superhero Pic Out of the Dark
There’s a new poster for “Justice League,” and it’s the biggest tilt yet to a tone associated with reshoots director Joss Whedon, and away from Zack Snyder’s more monochromatic aesthetic. The poster features Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg bracing themselves for a showdown with the sinister New God Steppenwolf and his Parademon hordes. Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Star Ciaran Hinds Cast as 'Justice League' Villain Steppenwolf (Exclusive) After the gloominess of “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” a team of DC executives and creatives looked for a new guiding philosophy. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Johnny Depp Slaps Ex-Lawyer With $30 Million Lawsuit, Claims Malpractice
Johnny Depp has filed yet another lawsuit claiming that the people he entrusted with his business affairs ripped him off big-time. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, who in January sued his former managers The Mandel Company, has now sued his former lawyer and his firm, alleging that they cost the actor “tens of millions of dollars” through the “unauthorized taking of Mr. Depp’s film residual and other economic rights for themselves” as well as via “conflicts of interest, self-dealing, legal malpractice” and other means. The suit, filed Tuesday against the firm Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. »
- Tim Kenneally
Channing Tatum Pulls Sexual Abuse Movie, Cutting Ties With Weinstein Company
The actor and producer announced Wednesday in a statement with producing partner Reid Carolin that they are halting development on the adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2013 novel — which focuses on a teenager who plans to kill his best friend and then himself following experiences of sexual abuse. The pic would have marked their co-directorial debut. Tatum also said he’s cutting ties with TWC, which has fired Weinstein and kicked him off its board in the wake of the far-reaching controversy.
Tatum posted the statement on his social media pages. He credited the women who have stepped forward since the scandal erupted on Oct. 5 following the publication of an explosive New York Times story.
“The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about [link=nm »
- Dave McNary
Peter Bart Accused of Coddling Harvey Weinstein as Variety Editor
Variety is trying to keep its distance from former editor-in-chief Peter Bart after a new Huffington Post report that he killed negative stories about the disgraced indie mogul Harvey Weinstein for two decades. In the Tuesday piece, “The Most Powerful Journalist In Hollywood Protected Harvey Weinstein For Years,” HuffPost reporters Jason Cherkis and Maxwell Strachan said that Bart reveled in his access to Weinstein and enforced a widely known — but unspoken — newsroom rule against negative coverage of the film executive and his companies, first Miramax and then The Weinstein Company. Also Read: Is Variety Chief Peter Bart Gay-Marrying Bill O'Reilly? »
- Jon Levine
'Only the Brave' Review: Josh Brolin & Co. Bring Heat, Humanity to Firefighter Drama
If you've been to the movies any time over the last century, you're familiar with men like Eric Marsh. They're hard-ass guys, often stoic but capable of being sensitive and, in rare cases, prone to sentimentality. Their flaws and temper-flares are balanced out by their virtues: staunch professionalism, a salt-of-the-earth nobility, an almost stubborn loyalty to their men. The kind of dudes who treat their enemies – in this case, the massive forest fires that annually scorch acres of Arizona landscape – with something close to respect. ("What are you up to? »
Drop in Reality TV Drags On-Location Filming in La Down 3.5 Percent in Q3
Thanks largely to a sharp decline in reality television production, on-location filming in Los Angeles decreased by 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 versus the same time period last year. The decline came despite gains in feature film and scripted television production during the same period, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday. TV reality production saw a decline of 20.4 percent, by far the largest single decline in all measured categories. However, other television categories also saw drops. On-location web-based TV production dropped 14.3 percent. On-location TV comedy dropped 17.3 percent. And o-location pilot production dropped 60.3 »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell in Biopic (Exclusive)
Powell, who went from respected Army general to the first African-American Secretary of State, initially opposed the »
- Borys Kit
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