China’s Bona Film Boards Brad Pitt’s ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ (EXCLUSIVE)

China’s Bona Film Group is co-financing Brad Pitt space adventure “Ad Astra,” one of several films in a strong slate of international movies the company plans to release in the Middle Kingdom over the next year. Bona has also acquired Roland Emmerich’s war spectacular “Midway” and is inv...

Variety | 13.12.2018 3:20:18

Movie Talk: ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Score SAG Nominations

On this episode of Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff and Haleigh Foutch discuss the following: Variety reports that Rami Malek was beingeyed to play a villain in Bond 25 before scheduling issues got in the way. SAG Nominations reveal that the casts of Black Panther,Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is ...

Collider | 13.12.2018 1:33:44

NBC’s California O&Os to Launch ‘California Live’ Daily Daytime Series

NBC’s three California O&Os are set to launch a live daily lifestyle series dubbed “California Live.” The series will air at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday across KNBC-TV Los Angeles, KNTV-TV San Francisco and KNSD San Diego. The show will have some modular segments that will...

Variety | 13.12.2018 1:08:23

Consent For Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ Was Fraud, Roy Moore Claims

Golden Globe nominee Sacha Baron Cohen was all smiles at Showtime's holiday party on Sunset Boulevard last night. But the Who Is America? creator can't be cheered about Roy Moore's contention today in his $95 million defamation suit that he was "fraudulently induced" to appear on the sat...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 1:05:31

Film News Roundup: ‘Aquaman’ Sets Pre-Sales Record

In today’s film news roundup, “Aquaman” sets a pre-sales record, “Bohemian Rhapsody” hits a milestone, and SAG-AFTRA promotes four executives. PRE-SALES RECORD “Aquaman” has set a pre-sales record for Atom Tickets, topping “Deadpool 2,” “Av... #aquaman

Variety | 13.12.2018 0:54:30

Netflix Buys Horror Pic ‘Eli’ From Paramount

Similar to how Paramount unloadedThe Cloverfield Paradoxto Netflix, the studio has sold all global rights for its Paramount Players horror filmElito Netflix.Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) directed the movie which centers around aboy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder who discovers that the ho... #netflix

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:52:00

SAG-AFTRA Promotes Four Female Staffers To Executive Director Posts

Four longtime SAG-AFTRA staffers – all women – have been promoted to executive director roles. Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, Beth Millman, Jennifer Gaudy and Lori Hunt have all been given the new titles and will report to Ray Rodriguez, the union's chief contract's officer.They join Re...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:36:45

Exclusive: Netflix Acquires Horror Movie ‘Eli’ From Paramount

Netflix has acquired the global rights toCiarán Foy's horror movieElifrom Paramount Pictures and will release the film in 2019, Collider has exclusively learned. Trevor Macy produced the film via his Intrepid Pictures banner along with John Zaozirny, while Matt Alvarez executive produced Eli alo... #netflix

Collider | 13.12.2018 0:30:02

CBS News Settles With Three Charlie Rose Accusers; Suit Against Fired Host Continues

CBS News has reached a settlement with three women who accuse former TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.Business Insider reportslast night that the suit against the news division was ended late last week but the civil suit against Rose continues. “The matter has been resolved,” a ...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:17:12

Daphne Zuniga To Helm ‘The Protegé’; Gravitas Lands ‘The Divorce Party’; Ramses Jimenez In ‘Critical Thinking’ – Film Briefs

Melrose Place alum Daphne Zuniga is set to mark her feature directorial debut with The Protegé, an indie thriller starring Jeanette Sousa (American Housewife), Breanne Hill (Frontier), Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), and Philip Boyd (The Have and Have Nots). It follows Amanda Birch (Sousa) who, after t...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:15:43

Steven Yeun Joins ‘The Twilight Zone’; Miley Cyrus In ‘Black Mirror’

The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun is set to appear in the first season of CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone in the episode titled "The Traveler”, joining previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele. Details of Yeun’s role are being kept under wraps. The CBS All Access serie...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:03:32

The Witching Hour: Episode 20 – Best Horror Moments of 2018

Welcome toThe Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror EditorHaleigh Foutchand Senior Editorial ProducerPerri Nemiroff. This week, we'relooking back on the best horror moment and highlights of 2018, from the best kills and villains, to our favorite kickass per...

Collider | 12.12.2018 23:51:43

Marvel’s Netflix Heroes Won’t Be Moving to Disney’s Streaming Service Anytime Soon

The mess that is the downfall of the Marvel Netflix shows continues to get messier, and if you were holding out hope that the series and their characters might find new life on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, Variety has some bad news for you. The outlet reports that the deal for the o... #netflix #marvel #disney

Collider | 12.12.2018 23:41:50

TV News Roundup: Steven Yeun Joins ‘Twilight Zone’ at CBS All Access

In Wednesday’s roundup, Netflix reveals the premiere date for “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” and Steven Yeun joins Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot. FIRST LOOKS Varietyhas an exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at Season 2 ofShowtime’s“SMILF,&#...

Variety | 12.12.2018 23:38:07

Joseph Cross’ Coming-Of-Age Movie ‘Summer Night’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films

EXCLUSIVE:Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken domestic rights toJoseph Cross' feature directorial debutSummer Nightfor a release next spring. Cross is the star of such films asLincoln, Milkand the HBO Emmy-winning limited seriesBig Little Lies.Summer Nightfollows a group of young best friends confron...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:37:14

WME Signs ‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher

EXCLUSIVE:WME has signedJustice Leaguestar Ray Fisher for representation.Fisher is best known for his role as Victor Stone in the DC Universe — his character goes by the moniker Cyborg, a technological superhero with cybernetic super strength and other useful powers to help his fellow heroes.H...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:21:26

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily Becomes First To Experience Homelessness

Sesame Street is breaking ground again, this time with a storyline that finds Lily, a Muppet introduced in 2011, having no place to live. The magenta-hued 7-year-old is featured in a series of online episodes in which she reveals to her good pal Elmo news of her family’s experience with homele...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:18:11

Department of Justice Indicts Five in International Piracy Ring

Five men were indicted Wednesday on charges that they hacked into the servers of production companies, and stole hundreds of films and TV shows, including “50 Shades of Grey” and “The Walking Dead.” The men are based in four countries — the United Kingdom, the United Ar...

Variety | 12.12.2018 23:13:38

George Gallo To Bring A.J. Benza’s ‘74 And Sunny’ To The Big Screen

EXCLUSIVE:George Gallo is set to direct the feature adaptation of A.J. Benza’s 2015 childhood memoir ’74 and Sunny from Simon & Schuster.Benza, the former Daily News show business columnist and E!’sMysteries & Scandalshost and producer,is currently writing the script.’...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:58:16

Disney+ Won’t Save Marvel’s “Defenders”

A new story in Variety has gone into the details of the recently canceled Marvel Television series on Netflix and confirmed what we’ve suspected – don’t expect them on Disney+ anytime soon. Reportedly the deal for the original four Marvel shows includes a clause that prevents the c... #marvel #disney

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 22:52:49

Sorkin’s “Chicago 7” Film Delayed Again

Aaron Sorkin’s long in-development film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has been put on hold yet again. The film took over a decade in development before it went into pre-production recently from a script penned by “The West Wing” creator and “Molly’s Game̶...

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 22:51:34

Ziering Joins The “Swamp Thing” Cast

Ian Ziering (“Sharknado,” “Beverly Hills 90210”) has joined the cast of the upcoming DC Universe series adaptation of the classic antihero “Swamp Thing”. Ziering is set to play the recurring role of Daniel Cassidy, a former stuntman turned movie star after starrin...

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 22:50:27

Sterling K. Brown Turns Cop In “The Fence”

Sterling K. Brown (“American Crime Story,” “The Predator”) is in negotiations to star in the biopic “The Fence” for Fox Searchlight. Peter Nicks is on board to direct from a script by George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane. Brown plays Michael Cox, an African-American...

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 22:49:30

Noah Hawley Will Direct ‘To Be Read Backwards’ Based on Mind-Bending Short Story

Noah Hawley, a filmmaker who would quite literally drop dead if he was forced to tell a story in a linear fashion, has found the most on-brand sounding project imaginable. The Legionshowrunner is set to direct an adaptation of Matthew Baker's short story To Be Read Backwardsfor Fox, whereHawley&...

Collider | 12.12.2018 22:37:41

Endeavor Sued Over Idaho Country Music Festival

A former county official in rural Idaho sued Endeavor on Wednesday, alleging she is owed more than $190,000 in unpaid loans arising from a troubled country music festival. According to her complaint, Bonnie Layton was the economic development director for Elmore County, Idaho, when she came in conta...

Variety | 12.12.2018 22:27:57

CBS News Settles Suit Alleging Harassment by Charlie Rose

CBS News settled a lawsuit filed by three women who alleged they were harassed by former “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose, and claimed CBS did not act despite being aware of the situation. The amount awarded to the women was not disclosed at their request, according to a CBS New...

Variety | 12.12.2018 22:21:29

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Pays Tribute To Deceased Crew Member

Killed in a freak car accident on Monday on at a location shoot for Power, longtime crew memberPedro Jimenez was remembered by show creator Courtney Kemp as “a man loved by so many.”In an emotional Instagram post, EP Kemp described her feelings, deep respect for Jimenez and the loss for ...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:20:47

Universal-Working Title’s Feature Adaptation Of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cats’ Rolls Cameras

Universal and Working Title’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musicalCatshas started filming with the studios announcing the official parts to many of the castmembers who have already been announced, i.e. Taylor Swift who will play Bombalurina, James Corden as Bustopher J...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:20:06

Universal Sets Sheldon Turner To Script African Animal Poaching Tale ‘Jane’

Universal Pictures has set Jane, a drama that Sheldon Turner will write, with Jennifer Klein producing through their Vendetta label.The African-set action thriller has a strong role for an actress. When well-trained and well-financed professional poachers begin to target a conservationist ranch in T...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:14:51

Sci-Tech Oscars Reveals Honorees; Curtis Clark Set For Career Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients to be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 9 at the Beverly Wilshire.AMPAS also said thatcinematographer C...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:10:52

Finding Beauty In Imperfection, Cinematographer Benoît Delhomme Takes Painter’s Approach To ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

On Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate, cinematographer Benoît Delhomme came to a powerful realization, that will forever impact the way he approaches his craft: "Sometimes, something you don't control can be better." Accustomed to a certain way of working—to the notion that cinem...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:01:30

Former Legendary Entertainment EVP Joins Gaming Company Wonder

Former Legendary Entertainment EVP Matthieu Coppet has joined gaming startup Wonder as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Coppet previously spent 10 years as the Global Media Strategist at UBS working on forward-looking trends and strategies for the entertainment industry in general. “I remember ...

Variety | 12.12.2018 22:00:43

The Best Movies on HBO Right Now

For all intents and purposes, HBO is now a streaming service. While it started out as a premium cable channel and is still available for cable subscribers, they recognized the changing landscape and decided to make their programming available separate from a cable package via HBO Now. However, if yo... #hbo

Collider | 12.12.2018 22:00:14

Ventana Sur: ‘La Liga’ Kicks Off at Buenos Aires’ Animation!

Spain’s Quirino Awards, Argentina’s Animation! and Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival, three key events in Ibero-American animation, will join forces to create La Liga (The League), as announced Wednesday at an Animation! round table hosted by the Quirino Awards, titled “Iberoamerica...

Variety | 12.12.2018 21:58:35

Fox Acquires Matthew Baker Short Story ‘To Be Read Backwards;’ Noah Hawley To Direct

EXCLUSIVE: In an exceptionally brisk year for movie option deals made based on short films and short stories, nobody has outdone Matthew Baker. The short story writer’s To Be Read Backwards has sold to Fox to be developed as a feature directing vehicle for Noah Hawley. Hawley — who after...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:55:39

‘One Dollar’ Canceled By CBS All Access After One Season

There will be no second season for One Dollar. CBS All Access has opted not to go forward with another season of the series, Deadline has confirmed. It is the streaming service’s first cancellation since its launch in 2014.“While One Dollar won't be coming back for another season, we...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:49:27

Dean Morgan Briefly Returns To “Supernatural”

The upcoming 300th episode of The CW’s “Supernatural” will see Jeffrey Dean Morgan reprising his role of John Winchester, father of Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki). Morgan first appeared in the show’s pilot and, despite the series’ ability to resurrect de...

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 21:48:46

‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Casting: Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers And Werner Herzog Join Disney+ Series

The expanded cast for the Disney+ seriesStar Wars: The Mandalorian has been unveiled by Lucasfilm with some notable new additions:Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).The announcement al... #disney #star-wars

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:47

Netflix To Distribute Spike Lee-Produced Film ‘See You Yesterday’

Netflix has come aboard to distribute See You Yesterday, a travel drama produced by Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The pic is the directorial debut from Stefon Bristol, Lee's long-time NYU Graduate Film School protege.The script was co-written by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey. It&#... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:18