Movies of this stripe are bound to frustrate those anticipating conventional fantasy thrills, while hopefully providing the more abstract rewards of a speculative mood piece.
This is what people mean when they talk about “a Broadway show” — melodic songs, big, beautiful voices, a huge ensemble, full-scale pit orchestra, sumptuous production numbers, and the spectacle of lavish sets and special effects.
IFC Films has acquired the independent drama “Wakefield,” starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner, for a May 19 theatrical release and a May 26 VOD launch. The film, which screened at the Telluride and Toronto festivals last year, also stars Jason O’Mara and Beverly D’Angelo.
Kristen Wiig is in talks to star alongside Cate Blanchett in Richard Linklater’s adaptation of “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” Megan Ellison’s Annapurna and Nina Jacobson’s Color Force acquired the movie rights in 2013 to Maria Semple’s 2012 novel.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned. The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and...
Sci-fi series “Orphan Black” will air its farewell season this summer. On Friday, the production company behind the show, Boat Rocker Media, is launching a mobile game to kindle excitement among Clone Club fans leading up to the series finale — and its creators believe the app will have a life that extends well beyond the...
Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety.
SELLERS: Mel B and Stephen Belafonte LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $8,995,000 SIZE: (approx.) 6,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Just days after former Spice Girl Mel B, currently a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” filed for divorce from her husband of ten years, occasional film producer Stephen Belafonte, a slickly...
Google is facing a worldwide advertiser backlash over ads programmatically placed on YouTube in videos containing hateful, terroristic and racist messages, but the near-term impact from the controversy will be “minimal,” according to RBC Capital Markets analysts.
The musical fantasy “Moana,” the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures, remained at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts its second week in stores, outselling three new releases that all debuted in the top 10.
Locked away in Folsom State Prison, the tough, tattooed men seen in “The Work” are serving heavy-duty time, in some cases multiple life sentences, for violent crimes. Most will never be released, and yet, as we discover via Jairus McLeary’s remarkable vérité portrait — winner of the SXSW documentary competition — a handful of these maximum-security...
Disney is in talks with Thea Sharrock, director of “Me Before You,” to helm its movie version of the gorilla story “The One and Only Ivan.” British director Mike Newell had been attached last year for the project, but is no longer involved.
Nearly a full month has passed since the 89th Academy Awards show committed what many have come to regard as one of the most egregious and high-profile faux pas in Oscars history: when “La La Land” was announced as best picture instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.” And yet, “La La Land” leading man and beloved Hollywood...
It’s no secret that anchors and reporters from NBC News have had a greater presence on their parent company’s cable outlet, MSNBC. Now, the network is making sure that viewers know about it in no uncertain terms.
James Franco and Seth Rogen are teaming up — this time, behind the camera. The duo is developing a ’90s teen drama with author and social media personality Kelly Oxford, who is writing the script, Variety has learned exclusively.
Universal has given an awards season release date of Oct. 27 for Miles Teller‘s drama “Thank You for Your Service.” Based on David Finkel’s 2013 book, “Thank You for Your Service” follows a group of U.S.
For college basketball fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness. The Sweet Sixteen games kick off on Thursday evening, and fans who aren’t near a TV won’t have to miss out on all the action.
Jake Gyllenhaal and “Life” director Daniel Espinosa are teaming up on another movie: “The Anarchists vs ISIS.” Gyllenhaal is attached to star with Espinosa on board to helm the film adaptation. Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, in association with Bold Films, optioned Seth Harp’s Rolling Stone piece, which the film is based on, with both on board to...
SELLER: Family of Greta Garbo LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $5,950,000 SIZE: 2,855 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The family of late and fiercely private silver screen siren Greta Garbo listed the vaunted actresses longtime apartment at the Campanile, one of New York City’s most exclusive and secretive buildings in...
“Maniac Cop,” a modern adaptation of William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic that Nicolas Winding Refn and his partner Lene Børglum are producing, is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, with Wild Bunch on board to handle world sales.
Galaxy Weiying Entertainment, the Hong Kong-based investment vehicle, that last week revealed a stake in Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell,” has received an additional cash injection. The capital has come from family-controlled Huang’s Entertainment.
AT&T’s DirecTV has settled an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, claiming that it illegally shared confidential information with competitors as they negotiated for carriage of the Dodgers Channel.
“Grace and Frankie” stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, but there is another star of the series whose face has never been seen onscreen. That person is Nancy Rosen, the real-life artist who provides all of the paintings on the series for Tomlin’s character, who is a painter and art teacher.
Steve Carell, Amy Schumer, and Nicole Kidman will star in the independent dramedy “She Came to Me.” Schumer just exited the “Barbie” movie to make room in her schedule for this film.
In today’s TV news roundup, Mario Lopez is set to host a new CBS game show based on the popular game “Candy Crush,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” guest stars for Season 3 have been announced and Adrien Brody joins the cast of “Peaky Blinders.” CASTING Mario Lopez, who currently hosts the syndicated newsmagazine “Extra,” is slated...
The Senate voted to sideline FCC rules that greatly restricted the type of consumer data that internet providers could share without their permission. The rules, passed by the FCC in October, when it was under Democratic control, had yet to take effect.
Ron Meyer, vice chairman at NBCUniversal and the former president and co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ 2017 commencement ceremony.
Panels for John Singelton’s upcoming FX drama “Snowfall” and Damon Lindelof’s HBO series “The Leftovers” have been added to the lineup of the 2017 ATX Television Festival, the festival organizers announced on Thursday.
Sian Brooke, known for her turn as Sherlock Holmes’ sister on BBC’s “Sherlock,” has landed a key role in the next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise starring Tom Cruise.
Dylan Clark, who produced Matt Reeves’ “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and the upcoming “War for the Planet of the Apes,” is in talks to join the director on “The Batman.” Sources tell Variety that Clark and Reeves have a strong working relationship dating back to the “Apes” pics.