President Trump Plays To Arizona Rally Local Concerns On Immigration, Jobs

President Trump was on the move again tonight in his Make America Great Again tour, this time visiting Mesa, Arizona to bolster the campaign of Republican US Senate candidate Martha McSally.Voting for McSally"will be the second greatest vote you will ever cast. The first greatest vote was for me,...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 2:57:27

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Queen Biopic To Showcase Immersive ScreenX Format

The new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be showcased in the ScreenX format, the second 20th Century Fox film to be released using the new technology following Kingsman: The Golden Circle.CJ 4DPLEX, 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises made the announcement today. ScreenX is a multi-projectio...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 2:32:31

Netflix Pulls The Plug On ‘Luke Cage’, No Season 3 For Marvel’s Harlem Hero

EXCLUSIVE: One week after Iron Fist was canned and the same day that the long awaited third season of Daredevil launched, Netflix has canceled Luke Cage.“Unfortunately,Marvel's Luke Cagewill not return for a third season,” Marvel and the streaming service said on Friday. “Every... #netflix #marvel

Deadline | 20.10.2018 2:14:39

Bruce Dern Injures Hip While On Daily Jog, Hospitalized

Actor Bruce Dern has a possible fractured hip suffered while hiking in Los Angeles. The 82-year-old was jogging as he does daily, when it happened. He has been discharged and is in good spirits, we’re told.Dern just completedfilming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,a rol...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 2:00:36

Boxer Deontay Wilder On ESPN Mascot Punch: “I Thought There Was Going To Be More Cushion”

Heavyweight champion boxer Deontay Wilder has spoken out on what happened when he punched an ESPN Nacion mascot on camera in a TV stunt that went badly.Wilder last week allegedly broke the jaw of a person wearing the mascot outfit during the stunt showcasing his pugilistic skills.Wilder, undefeated ...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 1:26:40

President Trump Refuses To Back Off Remarks Praising Congressman’s Assault

President Donald Trump declined Friday to back off his statements made at a Montana rally on Thursday that praised a past assault on a journalist by a US Congressman.Trump appeared in Arizona today and was asked if he regretted jokingly lauding Rep. Greg Gianforte at a Thursday Make America Great Ag...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 1:05:15

Saudis Finally Admit Jamal Khashoggi Murdered At Consulate; Will Investigate

Saudi officials confirmed the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi this evening, announced in the dead of night, Saudi time.According to the Saudi prosecutor general, a violent altercation broke out while Khashoggi was being interrogated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October ...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 0:58:04

Fox Buys Female FBI Agents Drama From Monica Macer With Penalty

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to an hour-long female-focused FBI drama from former Queen Sugar showrunner Monica Macer, Thruline and 20th Century Fox TV.Written by Macer, the Untitled FBI Women Project (aka The Tribe) is inspired by journalist and author Doug Stanton's interview...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 0:25:43

NBC Buys Mystery Drama ‘Emergence’ From Michelle Fazekas & Tara Butters As Put Pilot

NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Emergence, a mystery drama from Kevin (Probably) Saves The World creators/executive producer Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters, director Paul McGuigan and ABC Studios.Written by Fazekas and Butters, Emergence centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 0:04:35

NBC Buys Mystery Drama ‘Emergence’ From Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters As Put Pilot

NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Emergence, a mystery drama from Kevin (Probably) Saves The World creators/executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, director Paul McGuigan and ABC Studios.Written by Fazekas and Butters, Emergence centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child...

Deadline | 20.10.2018 0:04:35

AMC’s Charlie Collier To Lead Fox Broadcasting Network, Gary Newman To Depart

New Fox chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch looked outside for a leader of the soon-to-be independent Fox broadcasting network that will emerge after Disney’s acquisition of key Fox assets. AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier has been named CEO of Entertainment. He will start Nov. 1...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 23:03:37

‘The Neighborhood’, ‘Magnum P.I.’ & ‘God Friended Me’ Get CBS Full-Season Orders

CBS has handed back orders to three more freshman series, multi-camera comedyThe Neighborhoodand dramas Magnum P.I. and God Friended Me. The sizes of the pickups are not being revealed, but I hear that The Neighborhood‘s order is around nine episodes, which would bring its first season to a 22...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 22:00:55

Withoutabox Film Festival Submission Platform To End Service Next Year

Amazon-owned Withoutabox, the dominant indie film festival submission platform for the last decade, has decided to end its service.In a letter to users, the service – run through IMDbPro – said it would “phase out” the service over the next year. Withoutabox was the official ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 21:53:51

Robert Patrick Boards Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers Netflix Drama ‘The Laundromat’

EXCLUSIVE:TheScorpionandX-Filesstar is boarding Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix dramaThe Laundromat in the role of Captain Perry.Robert Patrick will join the production next week which includes the ensemble cast of Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer and Will Forte.Pic cen... #netflix

Deadline | 19.10.2018 21:26:26

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Launches Brooklyn Media

EXCLUSIVE: Benjamin Crump, who has repped high-profile civil rights cases including ones involving the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Nakia Jones, has launched Brooklyn Media. The production company will create scripted narrative content for film, TV and digital media with...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 21:24:27

Bill Cosby’s “Nothing To Lose” Legal Jailbreak Move A Waste Of Court’s Time, D.A. Says

Less than a week after losing yet another set of lawyers, Bill Cosby was told Friday by the District Attorney that put him behind bars for the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand that his latest sprawling attempt to get a new trial, a new judge or out of prison altogether should be DOA."Defendant William H...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 21:02:32

Eon Productions Taps Theater, Film & TV Producer Patrick Daly To Oversee Stage Projects

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based Eon Productions has hired theater, film and TV producer Patrick Daly to oversee production and development of the company’s theatrical projects.Eon, best known in the film world for its longstanding production of James Bond movies, has been a big player on Broadway and the ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 20:51:38

‘Dead To Me’: Diana Maria Riva To Recur In Netflix Dark Comedy

Man With A Plan and Telenovela alumna Diana Maria Riva has booked a key recurring role opposite Christina Applegate in Dead to Me, Netflix's half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios.Written by Feldman, Dead t... #netflix

Deadline | 19.10.2018 20:50:53

‘Lucifer’: Vinessa Vidotto Gets Her Wings As Remiel

The resurrected seriesLucifer will be bringing along a new angel as it leaps over to Netflix: Vinessa Vidotto has been added to Season 4’s ensemble in the recurring role of Remiel.The role description calls Remiel a “classic little-sister” character who admires her eldest brother, ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 20:30:34

Melissa McCarthy Deceives In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’; Paul Dano Directs ‘Wildlife’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Following a nearly ten-year journey, Can You Ever Forgive Me? hits theaters this weekend via Fox Searchlight. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, and based on the true story of celebrity biographer Lee Israel, the film will have a platform start this weekend en route to several hundred r...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 20:22:09

Matthew Broderick To Star In ‘Daybreak’ Netflix Series, Will Recur On ABC’s ‘The Conners’ & FX’s ‘Better Things’

Matthew Broderick is set to star in Daybreak, Netflix’s upcoming high-school apocalypse dramedy series. Additionally, the two-time Tony winner has been tapped for a high-profile guest arc on ABC’s Roseanne spinoff The Connersas a love interest for Jackie, and also will recur on the upcom... #netflix

Deadline | 19.10.2018 20:00:51

‘Supergirl’: Azie Tesfai To Play James Olsen’s Sister On the CW’s DC Series

EXCLUSIVE: We will finally meet a James Olsen relative on Supergirl. Azie Tesfai (Jane The Virgin) is set to recur on Season 4 as Kelly Olsen, the sister of iconic DC character Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. Kelly is an intelligent and insightful woman who spent time in the military in order to pay...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 19:35:09

Amazon Studios Ups James Farrell To Head Of International Originals

James Farrell, Amazon Studios’ Head of Content, International Expansion, has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of International Originals. Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke announced the move Friday effective immediately. In the new role Farrell will lead the International O... #amazon

Deadline | 19.10.2018 19:30:10

A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Record $75M+ Opening In Store For John Carpenter Franchise & Blumhouse Production

FRIDAY PM UPDATE: Early industry estimates showHalloweenscaring up $32M today, including $7.7M from last night, on its way to a $75.5M opening, which would easily make it the second-best theatrical domestic debut for October behind Sony’sVenom ($80.2M). Hence, rival distributors are figuring t...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 19:25:07

Showtime Names Adam Townsend CFO After CBS Reshuffling

Showtime has named CBS corporate finance and investor relations executive Adam Townsend as CFO,replacing Christina Spade, who is moving to CBS Corp as its new CFO.The move was announced by David Nevins, the premium network’s chairman and CEO, who was given a promotion yesterday to Chief Creati...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 19:08:08

Don Johnson In Advanced Talks For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

EXCLUSIVE: Don Johnson is close to joining Media Rights Capital’s Rian Johnson murder mystery whodunitKnives Out.We hear the deal is nearly done, and the actor’s schedule is being figured out as he’s currently shooting HBO’s Damon Lindelof seriesWatchmen.TheDjango Unchainedan...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:57:41

Turner Shutting Down Super Deluxe Unit

Turner Media’s Super Deluxe Studio has become a casualty of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Turner, a division of WarnerMedia, just announced it will be shuttering the Super Deluxe entertainment business unit."Turner is proud of the unique brand Super Deluxe has built over the pas...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:47:14

eOne Acquires TV Rights To Bruce Henderson’s ‘Sons and Soldiers’ Book With Eric Tuchman & David Ayer

Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to Bruce Henderson’s book Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler, to develop as a series, with Emmy winner Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale) attached to pe...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:45:27

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Canada’s Legal “Reeferino” 13 Years Ago

Stick around long enough and you’re bound to get some prognostications under your belt. Now one more old joke on The Simpsons has come to life: legal Canadian weed.On Wednesday, whenCanada became, in the buzz-kill authoritative words of The New York Times, “the first major world economy ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:26:26

Media Decries, Eric Trump Applauds Dad’s “Fun” Praise Of Congressman’s Assault On Reporter

The White House Correspondents’ Association has issued a statement blasting President Donald Trump’s praise of a violent assault on a reporter by Montana’s GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte in 2016.“All Americans should recoil from the president’s praise for a violent assault on ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:19:14

‘Station 19’ Gets Full-Season Order At ABC

ABC has given a full-season order tosophomore firefighter drama Station 19. The number of additional episodes is not being revealed though I hear it’s 9, which would bring the Shondaland series’ second season to 22 episodes.Station 19 got off to a solid Season 2 start behind Grey’s...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:15:25

‘The Cool Kids’ Gets Back 9 Pickup From Fox For Full-Season Order

Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of new multi-camera comedy series The Cool Kids, bringing the full-season order to 22 episodes. It joins its Friday companion, the breakout Last Man Standing revival, which had a full-season 22-episode order from the start.The Cool Kids has done a respectab...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 18:00:47

Geena Davis & Joan Chen Join Jessica Chastain In ‘Eve’

The Accidental Tourist Oscar winner Geena Davis and Joan Chen are boarding Tate Taylor’sEve fromVoltage Pictures and Freckle Films.The plot and a majority of character roles are being kept under wraps, but in the movie, Jessica Chastain's title character works for the leader of a black ops...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:59:14

NBC Sets 2019 Billboard Music Awards Airdate

NBC will air the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, the network said today. The three-hour telecast kicks off at 8 PM ET, with a delayed West Coast telecast at 8 PM PT.A host and performer were not announced. The awards are produced by dick clark productions, with Mark Bracco, Barry Ad...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:16:59

Victor Kossakovsky’s Venice Pic ‘Aquarela’ Scores Sony Classics Deal

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North America, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa and India rights to Victor Kossakovsky's Aquarela, a documentary that had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The deal reunites SPC and producer Participant Media, whic...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:14:35

‘Big Bang’ Prevails On Scary Night For NFL

CBS was Thursday's most watched network, getting a break when Fox and the NFL Network were saddled with losing teams the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals and a lopsided game that plunged 38% in ratingsweek over week.The Big Bang Theory (2.0 rating in adults 18-49 demographic, 12.0 million vi...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:10:09

‘Ramy’: May Calamawy Cast As Series Regular In Ramy Youssef Hulu Comedy

May Calamawy (The Long Road Home) is set as a series regular opposite Ramy Youssef in the Hulu comedy Ramy, from The Carmichael Show team of star/co-creator Jerrod Carmichael, co-creator Ari Katcher and studio A24.Ramy is based on the real-life experiences and comedy of Youssef, who stars. Co-create...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:00:56

‘The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal Joins Dave Bautista In ‘My Spy’ Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth, Bob’s Burgers) is heading north to join Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Chloe Coleman in STXfilms’ action-comedy My Spy, which is now filming in Toronto. Peter Segal is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Jon and ...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:00:52

Fox Developing Family Comedy ‘Jill At Her Worst’ From ‘The Middle’ EP Tim Hobert

Coming off a long run on ABC’s The Middle, Tim Hobert is taking on another single-camera family comedy about a harried mom.Fox has boughJill At Her Worst, a single-camera comedy project from former The Middle executive producer Hobert and The Middle producer Warner Bros TV.Written and executiv...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:00:33

J.B. Smoove Inks Talent Holding & Development Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Comedian, actor and author J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) has signed a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The pact calls for Smoove to develop, potentially star in, and executive produce a comedy series under his Four Square miles Inc banner. He may also develop and ex...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 17:00:03

‘Will & Grace’: Molly Shannon Returns For Season 10; Matt Bomer Gets Additional Episodes

Molly Shannon is returning to Will & Grace this season, reprising her Emmy-nominated role as Valerie Bassett on NBC’s revival. In addition, White Collar alum Matt Bomer, who was cast for one episode this season, will be returning for three additional episodes as Will’s (Eric McCormac...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:59:41

Blue Fox Entertainment Boards Aaron Paul Starrer ‘The Parts You Lose’ — AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Blue Fox Entertainment has boarded international sales rights to Christopher Cantwell’s (Halt And Catch Fire) thriller The Parts You Lose, starringAaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), Scoot McNairy (Argo) and newcomer Danny Murphy.Written by Darren Lemke (Goos...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:39:39

‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6 Premiere Available For Showtime Subscribers

Showtime subscribers are getting an early look at Ray Donovan‘s Season 6 premiere. The episode is currently available to subscribers of the premium cabler on Showtime streaming service, Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime ahead of its on-air debut October 28.Season 6 picks up with Ray (Lie...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:35:19

Following ‘Jungle Cruise’ Move, Dwayne Johnson Will Have Four Movies On The 2020 Calendar

Disney’sJungle Cruisestarring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will be floating from Oct. 11, 2019 to July 24, 2020, a serious date on the summer release schedule where movies such asDark KnightandDark Knight Riseshave launched.Currently there’s a Sony Pictures Animation feature on the dat...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:33:22

‘Grown-Ish’ EP Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, executive producer on Freeform’s breakout comedy series Grown-ish, has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios whose cable/streaming division, ABC Signature, producesthe Black-ish spinoff.Under the pact, she will be developing new series projects while continuing her...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:30:07

Ed Zwick To Direct First Episode Of Netflix Mission To Mars Series ‘Away’

Ed Zwick has signed on to direct the first episode and executive produce Away, Netflix’s upcoming drama series from playwright Andrew Hinderaker, Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Felicity).Written by Hinderaker, the series, loosely... #netflix

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:16:22

Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia & RT Features Wrap ‘Port Authority’ With ‘Dunkirk’ Star Fionn Whitehead, MUBI’s First Production

EXCLUSIVE: Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), newcomer Leyna Bloom andMcCaul Lombardi (American Honey) lead cast in the recently wrapped feature dramaPort Authority, produced by Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and Call Me By Your Name outfit RT Features.Writer-director Danielle Lessovitz's f...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:04:23

Batman Prequel: U.K. Pop Star Paloma Faith Cast As ‘Pennyworth’ Villainess

Epix drama Pennyworthhas found its villainess at the top of the British pop charts: Platinum-selling singer Paloma Faithhas joined the cast in the role of Bet Sykes, a cruel adversary who will test the courage of young Alfred Pennyworth and his new boss, Thomas Wayne, the future father of Bruce Wayn...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:02:35

Catalina Sandino Moreno To Co-Star In CBS’ NSA Spy Drama Pilot ‘Surveillance’

Oscar-nominated actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Affair)has been cast is set for a leading role opposite Sophia Bush in CBS’ drama pilotSurveillance, from Matt Reeves, David C. White, Patricia Riggenand 20th Century Fox TV, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.Written by White, with R...

Deadline | 19.10.2018 16:00:10