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Bohemian Rhapsody Screenwriter Challenges Studio Claims That The Movie Lost $51 Million

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten, who co-wrote the script for the Oscar-winning "Bohemian Rhapsody," has filed a lawsuit against co-producer Graham King and his production company, GK Films, one of the studios behind the film.Made on a budget of $55 million, "Bohemian Rhapsody" took in almost a billion dollars worldwide. It was the highest-grossing non-franchise film of 2018, but according to Fox, the film's distributor, it still has not turned a profit, and in fact lost $51 million.Disney has sinc...
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Screenwriter Sues Over Claim the Blockbuster Lost $51 Million

“Bohemian Rhapsody” grossed more than $900 million at the global box office, but the screenwriter says he has not seen a penny of net proceeds, because he was told the film actually lost $51 million. Anthony McCarten, a London-based novelist and playwright who also wrote the scripts for “Darkest Hour” and “The Theory of Everything,” […]
Tags: London, News, Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody, Anthony McCarten


Finally, A Creative is Suing Over A Hollywood Studio’s Creative Accounting Of Profits

Studios have long had a reputation for promising actors or writers a percentage of a movie’s profits, then using accounting tricks to show that the film made no profit, no matter how large the grosses. Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten has had enough. – The Hollywood Reporter
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I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)It's tough to overstate how important Whitney Houston was to a generation of music lovers in the '80s and '90s. She exploded onto the scene in 1985 and became one of the best-selling artists of all time thanks to her astounding vocal range, wide-spanning appeal, and her ability to pull listeners in due to the emotions in her perf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Davis, John, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, Bobby Brown, Jersey, Harriet, Phillips, Rami Malek, Naomi, Crawford, Clive Davis


Nafessa Williams Joins Naomi Ackie in TriStar’s Whitney Houston Biopic

According to Deadline, TriStar Pictures has officially enlisted Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning) to portray the role of Robyn Crawford in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Emmy nominee Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) was previously attached for the role. Crawford was Houston’s longtime assistant and creative director. In addition, Clarke Peters (Da 5 Bloods) and Tony winner Tamara Tunie have also been cast to join the Naomi Ackie-led project. They will be play...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Davis, John, Warner Bros, Houston, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Stanley Tucci, Tony, TriStar Pictures, Crawford, Clive Davis, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston Biopic


Stanley Tucci Cast As Clive Davis In New Whitney Houston Biopic

Stanley Tucci has been cast as Arista Records boss Clive Davis in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Naomi Ackie will play Whitney Houston, whose sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston is producing the film on behalf of the Houston Estate. Kasi Lemmons is directing from a script by Anthony McCarten, and the film is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 23, 2022.
Tags: Music, News, Whitney Houston, Stanley Tucci, Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Arista Records, Kasi Lemmons, Anthony McCarten, Naomi Ackie, Houston Estate, New Whitney Houston Biopic


Stanley Tucci Cast as Clive Davis in TriStar’s Whitney Houston Biopic

Following the recent addition of Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown, Deadline brings word that Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) has officially signed on to join Naomi Ackie in TriStar Pictures’ upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Tucci is set to portray the role of legendary music producer Clive Davis, who was the one that guided Houston throughout her music career. The 89-year-old Grammy-winning producer is also serving as a producer on the project. Earlier th...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Davis, Warner Bros, Houston, Whitney Houston, Stanley Tucci, Penny Marshall, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, TriStar Pictures, Rodgers Hammerstein, Clive Davis, Tucci


I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Ashton Sanders Cast as Bobby Brown in Whitney Houston Biopic

According to Deadline, Moonlight actor Ashton Sanders has officially been cast to star opposite Naomi Ackie in TriStar Pictures’ upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Black Label Media has also signed on to serve as a co-financier with Compelling Pictures and Primary Wave Musical. Sanders is set to portray the role of singer-rapper Bobby Brown, who had been previously married to Houston for 15 years. Following years of turmoil, Houston finally filed for divorce which was ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Davis, Warner Bros, Houston, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Penny Marshall, Forest Whitaker, Bobbi Kristina, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Sanders, TriStar Pictures, Rodgers Hammerstein


I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Kasi Lemmons to Helm Whitney Houston Biopic

According to Deadline, acclaimed filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) has officially signed on to helm TriStar Pictures’ forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, which will still be led by Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker). Lemmons will be replacing Stella Meghie (The Photograph), who has decided to give up directorial duties on the project due to creative differences. However, she will still remain an executive producer. “Early in my writing career I developed t...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Davis, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, Penny Marshall, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Whitaker, TriStar Pictures, Rodgers Hammerstein, Clive Davis, Movie News, Stella Meghie


Loki Teases a Whole Multiverse of Trickster Gods

Thor: Love & Thunder teases some new updates for New Asgard. Dwayne Johnson shares a few behind-the-scenes looks at Black Adam. Plus, what’s to come on Legends of Tomorrow, more footage from Cruella, and Netflix shares a glimpse at its latest Scandanavian genre acquisition, Katla. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Science, Phantom of the Opera, Netflix, Thor, Sir, Mel, Edgar Wright, Legends Of Tomorrow, Loki, Gaston Leroux, Matt, Luca, Kevin Feige, Said, Cruella, Dominic Purcell


‘Star Wars’ Actress Naomi Ackie to Lead Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’

Whitney Houston was an incomparable, chart-topping singer with a powerful voice and a vivacious presence. So finding someone to play the singer/actress required a worldwide search to find the perfect actress to bring her to life in the upcoming biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody. But rather than finding an unknown star, it’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-star Naomi Ackie who has landed the lead role in the Sony/TriStar production coming to theaters in the fall of 2022. The Hollywood Rep...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Sony, Freddie Mercury, Houston, Whitney-Houston, Whitney, True Story, Rami Malek, Naomi, TriStar Pictures, Skywalker, Clive Davis


I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Naomi Ackie Nabs Whitney Houston Role in New Biopic

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Naomi Ackie Nabs Whitney Houston Role in New Biopic According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker actress Naomi Ackie has been tapped to portray the role of Whitney Houston in Academy Award-winning screenwriter Anthony McCarten’s newest biographical film I Wanna Dance With Somebody, centered around the life of the legendary singer. Set to be directed by The Photograph’s Stella Meghie, the film is expected to be released by Sony and TriStar in ...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Bob Dylan, Sony, Davis, Houston, Sony Pictures, Whitney Houston, Whitney, Penny Marshall, Baz Luhrmann, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Whitaker, Naomi, TriStar Pictures


Whitney Houston Biopic Casts Naomi Ackie in Lead Role

Naomi Ackie is in final negotiations to portray Whitney Houston in Sony’s upcoming musical biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Stella Meghie (“The Photograph”) is directing the film from a screenplay by “Bohemian Rhapsody” writer Anthony McCarten. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is slated to release at Thanksgiving of 2022. “We spent the better part […]
Tags: News, Sony, Whitney Houston, Stella Meghie, Anthony McCarten, Naomi Ackie


How to watch Netflix for free — you can now stream 'Stranger Things,' 'Bird Box,' and other titles without a subscription

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "Stranger Things" season 3 Netflix Netflix is currently offering free access to 10 original movies and TV shows on its website.The selection includes full movies, like "Bird Box," and the first episode of select shows, like "Stranger Things."The free streaming titles are only available via a web browser.No subscription is necessary to watch, but each preview includes a 30-second commercial for Netfl...
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TriStar Pictures Acquires Whitney Houston Biopic, Taps Stella Meghie to Helm

TriStar Pictures acquires Whitney Houston biopic, taps Stella Meghie to helm A few months after announcing development on the surefire award-worthy project, Sony’s TriStar Pictures has won the rights to the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody from screenwriter Anthony McCarten and tapped Stella Meghie (The Photograph) to direct, according to Deadline. RELATED: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Movies, Bob Dylan, Sony, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, Penny Marshall, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Whitaker, TriStar Pictures, Rodgers Hammerstein, Clive Davis, Nicole Brown, Pat Houston, Whitney Houston Biopic


Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Lands at Sony

Sony has bought the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The studio plans to release the movie in theaters around Thanksgiving in 2022. Stella Meghie (“The Photograph”) directed the film from a script by Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Darkest Hour”). Music producer Clive Davis is producing “I […]
Tags: News, Sony, Sony Pictures, Whitney Houston, Clive Davis, Whitney Houston Biopic, Stella Meghie, Anthony McCarten, I Wanna Dance With Somebody


Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Screenwriter and ‘The Photograph’ Director

Following the box office success and awards acclaim of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, another biopic about a legendary singer is in the works, this time focusing on the iconic Whitney Houston. The Whitney Houston Estate is teaming up with Primary Wave and legendary Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis for a biopic called I Wanna Dance With Somebody, lifted from the singer’s chart-topping single from her 1987 album Whitney. Since Bohemian Rhapsody kickstarted this new wave of superstar si...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Abc, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, True Story, Jersey, Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, First Wives Club, Pat Houston, Issa Rae, Whitney Houston Biopic, Stella Meghie


I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston biopic in the works According to Deadline, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody) is currently in the process of developing a brand new biographical film titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody, which will center on the life of the late legendary singer Whitney Houston. In addition, The Photograph director Stella Meghie has already entered negotiations to helm the biopic. RELATED: MGM Pushes Aretha Frankli...
Tags: Movies, Bob Dylan, Houston, Whitney Houston, Penny Marshall, MGM, Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Whitaker, Rodgers Hammerstein, Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Whitney Houston Biopic, ComingSoon, Movie News, James Mangold


Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works With Director Stella Meghie

A Whitney Houston biopic, titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is in development from “The Photograph” director Stella Meghie. The Whitney Houston Estate, Primary Wave, music producer Clive Davis and Anthony McCarten are producing the film about the iconic musician, who died in 2012 at the age of 48. McCarten, whose credits include “The Two […]
Tags: Whitney Houston, Clive Davis, Whitney Houston Biopic, Stella Meghie, Anthony McCarten, McCarten, Whitney Houston Estate


Elvis Biopic Halted Indefinitely While Tom Hanks Recovers

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic halted indefinitely while Tom Hanks recovers The global coronavirus outbreak has not shied away from targeting celebrities, with America’s sweetheart Tom Hanks announcing last week he and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive. Now Baz Luhrmann has taken to Twitter to confirm production on his upcoming Elvis Presley biopic is halting indefinitely while the Oscar winner continues to recover. pic.twitter.com/3YQjUwviVl — Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) March 20, 2020 ...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, America, Tom Hanks, BAFTA, Warner Bros, Presley, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Parker, Rita Wilson, Queensland Australia, Yola, Catherine Martin, Tom Parker, Luhrmann


KJ Apa’s I Still Believe Gets Early VOD Release From Lionsgate

KJ Apa’s I Still Believe gets early VOD release from Lionsgate Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin’s Jeremy Camp-biopic drama film I Still Believe had its theatrical release last Friday, March 13 and it earned positive reviews from critics and a rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, due to the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, theater chains across the world have closed down, resulting in a poor theatrical performance. Now, Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company have announced that I Still Beli...
Tags: Shania Twain, Movies, Lionsgate, Cdc, Bob Dylan, Jeremy, Warner Bros, Cw, Erwin Brothers, APA, Andrew, Jon, Robertson, Riverdale, Erwin, Blumhouse


Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic Lands Yola for Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic lands Yola for Sister Rosetta Tharpe Variety has brought word that Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic has expanded its cast with the addition of British singer Yola to portray Sister Rosetta Tharpe, best known as the Godmother of rock ‘n roll. The 37-year-old singer also joins the recently cast Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle). RELATED: Rufus Sewell Joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic Sewell is set to portray the role of Presley’s father...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, BAFTA, Warner Bros, Renée Zellweger, Presley, Elvis, Rupert Goold, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Hopkins, Judy, Parker, Rosetta Tharpe, Queensland Australia, Yola, Catherine Martin


Rufus Sewell Joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic

Rufus Sewell joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic Following the recent addition of Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal as Gladys Presley, Variety brings word that The Man in the High Castle alum Rufus Sewell has joined the cast of director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming musical biopic, centering on the life of legendary rock star Elvis Presley. Sewell is set to portray the role of Presley’s father Vernon Presley, who was the one that handled the King of Rock’s finances due to his constant fear ...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, BAFTA, Elvis Presley, Warner Bros, Renée Zellweger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Presley, Elvis, Rupert Goold, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Hopkins, Judy, Parker, Queensland Australia, Catherine Martin


92nd Academy Awards Winners Live!

92nd Academy Awards Winners Live! Tonight the 92nd Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Oscars) are being broadcast on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and ComingSoon.net is bringing you all the winners as they are announced! Check out the winners highlighted in red below ! The Oscars are being held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and for the second year in a row will be without a host. RELATED: The 2020 Oscars Will Be Host-Less for Second Year in a Row Best Picture Ford v. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo...
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The Morning Watch: ‘Star Wars: The Last Stand’ CGI Short, THR’s Writers Roundtable & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch an animated short called Star Wars: The Last Stand that makes Stormtroopers a little more skilled as soldiers along with some stylish visuals. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s writers roundtable wi...
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‘Two Popes’ Writer Calls Dialogue ‘the Best Special Effect in Movies’

In 1964, Variety reviewer Robert J. Landry was over the moon about the Paramount movie “Becket,” which Edward Anhalt scripted from Jean Anouilh’s play. Landry said the film was “invigorated by story substance, personality clash, bright dialogue and religious interest. Patrons and perhaps reviewers will tend to heap credit on the actors. They deserve it […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Paramount, Landry, Jean Anouilh, Becket, Anthony McCarten, Robert J Landry, The Two Popes, Variety Vault, Edward Anhalt


2020 BAFTA Winners: Surprising No One, ‘1917’ and Director Sam Mendes Come Out on Top

Our friends across the pond have handed out their equivalent of the Academy Awards with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or the BAFTAs. Since these are British-centric awards, more love is typically given to movies made by U.K. filmmakers, so it should come as no surprise that 1917 and director Sam Mendes walked away with Best Film and Best Director, as well as Outstanding British film, and a handful of other awards too. Get the full list of 2020 BAFTA winners below. T...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Awards, Tom Hanks, Ferrari, Ford, Leonardo Dicaprio, BAFTA, Sam-Mendes, Diego Maradona, Joaquin Phoenix, Rian Johnson, Anthony Hopkins, Alexandre Desplat, Baftas, British Academy of Film and Television Arts


New I Still Believe Trailer Starring KJ Apa and Britt Robertson

New I Still Believe trailer starring KJ Apa and Britt Robertson Lionsgate has released a brand new trailer for directors Andrew and Jon Erwin’s upcoming Jeremy Camp-biopic drama film I Still Believe which is inspired by the true love story between Camp and his first wife Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp. Starring KJ Apa and Britt Robertson, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Timothée Chalamet in Talks to Star in James Mangold’s Bob Dylan Biopic I Still Believe stars Apa (Archi...
Tags: Video, Shania Twain, Movies, Lionsgate, Bob Dylan, Jeremy, Cw, Camp, APA, Andrew, Jon, Robertson, Riverdale, Jon Erwin, Britt Robertson, Roswell New Mexico


‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, ‘Fleabag’, and More Win at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

The Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out last night in a televised broadcast on The CW, where Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag continued its award season domination and Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood took home the night’s biggest movie prize. But there was one particularly baffling winner and a few notable ties, as well. Check out the full list of winners below. Like the Independent Spirit Awards, I’ve long viewed the Critics’ Choice Awards as a ceremony where the “cool kid...
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Links to 2020 Oscar Nominated Screenplays

Here are links to the 2020 Oscar nominated screenplays (except Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, which I haven’t found yet). ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi Joker by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver Little Women by Greta Gerwig The Irishman by Steven Zaillian The Two Popes by Anthony McCarten ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 1917 by Sam Mendes & […]
Tags: Hollywood, Filmmaking, Sam Mendes, Greta Gerwig, Joker, Little Women, Parasite, Screenwriting, Steven Zaillian, The Irishman, Screenplays, 1917, Anthony McCarten, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Knives Out