‘Black-ish’ Creator and Blake Griffin to Remake ‘White Men Can’t Jump’
“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will develop a movie remake of the 1990s sports comedy “White Men Can’t Jump,” which will be produced by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and Carolina Panthers All-Pro lineman Ryan Kalil. Released in 1992, “White Men Can’t Jump” stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a former college basketball star who wins bets against streetballers who think they can beat him because he’s white. His hustling strategy changes when he runs into Sidney (Wesley Snipes), another baller who tricks Billy out of a huge chunk of cash. After some prodding from their significant others, »
- Jeremy Fuster
Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Lands at Lionsgate (Exclusive)
Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the Morgan Creek Entertainment film that follows the life of the iconic '90s rapper, and has set it for release June 16 — the day that would have marked Shakur’s 46th birthday.
The film chronicles his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and controversial time at Death Row Records. Shakur sold more than 75 million records worldwide, with his fourth studio album, 1996's All Eyez »
- Rebecca Ford
Maisie Williams joins Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston in Aardman’s 'Early Man'
The actress confirmed the news via her Twitter page.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 17, 2017
Production is currently underway at Aardman’s UK studios in Bristol on the feature, an animated prehistoric comedy adventure about a plucky caveman [Redmayne] who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
Williams will voice the character Goona, a gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero.
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Judd Apatow On Why He Won’t Do A Broadcast Show, ‘Freaks & Geeks’ Reboot
Judd Apatow did a couple of critically praised but short-lived broadcast series, including NBC’s Freaks & Geeks and Fox’s Undeclared, before he broke into features with hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. As his film career has flourished, he also has kept his toe in TV as executive producer of HBO’s Girls and the upcoming Crashing and co-creator/executive producer of Netflix’s Love. Would he ever consider doing another broadcast series? “I’m not… »
Jessica Biel’s ‘The Sinner’ Anthology Series Picked Up By USA
“The Sinner,” for which Biel serves as both star and executive producer, is a crime thriller that follows Biel’s young mother after she commits a horrific act of violence she can’t explain. She and an investigator (Bill Pullman) take a long dark trip into her psyche to find that explanation, as the investigator grows more and more obsessed with uncovering the truth.
The series comes to USA from Universal Cable Productions through Biel and producing partner Michelle Purple’s Iron Ocean shingle. Biel, Purple, Simonds, Campos, and Charlie Gogolak serve as executive producers. This is the first project picked up to series under Iron Ocean’s pod deal with Ucp.
- Oriana Schwindt
Ben Affleck Reveals What He Learned From Viral #SadBatman Meme (Video)
Ben Affleck appeared on BBC Radio Tuesday to promote his new movie, 1920s crime drama “Live By Night” — and also let fans know he’s well aware of his starring role in the “Sad Affleck” internet meme that took over the internet. In response to a question from BBC film critic Ali Plumb asking what he learned as a director and actor from starring in Warner Bros. superhero movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Affleck mentioned his appearance in an interview alongside co-star Henry Cavill, which went viral on account of Affleck’s solemn look. “It taught me not to do interviews with. »
- Matt Pressberg
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Election Movie?
On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction.
And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up several perspectives on the political circus.
Weigh in below. Don’t see your favorite on the list? There are plenty of election-based movies, and we couldn’t include them all, so let us know in the comments! And check out Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman’s list of his top election movies.
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- Variety Staff
8 Celebrities Protesting Trump at the Women’s March (Updating)
The day after Donald Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of protesters are set to take part in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and in several other cities across the nation. The national march has drawn the attention of many celebrities, much of whom were supporters of Hillary Clinton during the election. Here’s the celebs we know will be marching so far. This list will be updated as the march draws closer. Chelsea Handler said during the election that she would leave the country if Trump won. Instead, she will be leading. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Every Oscar Best Picture Winner
Variety’s gallery of every Oscar Best Picture Winner since 1927. A look back at every film to win an Academy Award for best movie.
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- Tim Gray
Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump Want Free Hair and Makeup for Inauguration
Marla Maples and daughter Tiffany Trump are trying to hustle free hair and makeup for the Friday inauguration of Donald Trump — reportedly offering only tweets in exchange for pricey glam treatments. Maples, the second wife of the president-elect, reached out to a Washington D.C.-based stylist through a friend looking for free services in exchange for “exposure” on various social media feeds, the Washington Post reports. “I was stunned,” Tricia Kelly of D.C.’s Randolph Cree salon told the paper. “I work for a fee, not for free.” Also Read: Garth Brooks Explains Why He Didn't Take Trump »
- Matt Donnelly
George Michael Was Back on ‘Hard Drugs,’ Childhood Friend Says (Video)
George Michael’s death on Christmas Day was related to his renewed used of hard drugs, a childhood friend said Tuesday. “Hard drugs had been back in his life but it wasn’t heroin,” Andros Georgiou told the BBC’s “Victoria Derbyshire” show. When pushed for more details, he said that the singer was taking “cocaine … and crack was one of his favorite drugs.” When asked by host Victoria Derbyshire what he meant when he said Michael’s death was an accident, Georgiou said: “He took too much of something, mixed with antidepressants and other drugs that he was on, »
- Debbie Emery
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