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Universal Monster Comedy Will Reunite Channing Tatum With Phil Lord & Chris Miller

The Universal monster revival continues. After failing miserably with the interconnected Dark Universe, Universal has bounced back with The Invisible Man and plans for future standalone films. The latest entry is an untitled Unititled Monster Project being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Details are vague for the moment, but we do know that the film will reunite Lord and Miller with 21 Jump Street Star Channing Tatum. Deadline has the scoop on the Untitled Monster Comedy coming from...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Channing-Tatum, Magic Mike, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Miller, Abbott

Richard Pryor Biopic to Be Written and Directed by ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris

In 2009, Eddie Murphy was set to star in a Richard Pryor biopic for Dreamgirls director Bill Condon. Years later, Mike Epps was supposed to play Pryor for filmmaker Lee Daniels. Neither of those versions never ended up happening, but Hollywood is still itching to mine comedic and dramatic glory from Pryor’s whirlwind life. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is the latest person to take a swing at a Pryor biopic. A new report says Barris will write the script and make his feature directorial debut w...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Kenya, Biopics, Mel Brooks, Bill Condon, MGM, True Story, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Brewster, Sanford, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor

Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series Title Possibly Revealed

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Beauty and the Beast prequel series title possibly revealed We may still be a ways away from seeing the Beauty and the Beast prequel series centered on Luke Evans’ Gaston and Josh Gad’s LeFou but now, thanks to legendary composer Alan Menken, it appears we may know the title of the Disney+ project. (Via Collider) RELATED: Luke Evans Gives Update on Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone |...
Tags: Movies, Time, Disney, Evans, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Belle, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Condon, Dan Stevens, Tucker, Alan Menken, HOROWITZ, Howard Ashman

‘Little Town’: The Disney+ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series Gets a Title

Don’t trust Alan Menken with your secrets. The famed composer, who just joined the rarified group of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winners, accidentally revealed the title for the Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel series for which he’s composing the music. The series, which stars Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou, will be called Little Town, named after the opening line in Beauty and the Beast‘s catchy small-town song “Bonjour.” After taking home a Daytime Emmy Award for h...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Bill Condon, Egot, Don, Tony, Alan Menken, Gaston, Josh Gad, Gad, Little Town, Luke Evans, Menken, Family Films

‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Reboot Still Being Stitched Together at Universal

Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein reboot isn’t quite dead yet. At one point, the film was supposed to be part of Universal’s Dark Universe – but then that entire idea was chased away by torch-wielding villagers. Now, Universal is taking a different, and so far better, approach to reviving their classic monsters. They already released The Invisible Man with Blumhouse, and have several other monster-related titles in the works. And according to screenwriter David Koepp, Bride of Frankenstein is o...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Angelina Jolie, Universal, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Remakes, Frankenstein, Javier Bardem, Blumhouse, David-Koepp, bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, Koepp, Wolf Man Dracula, Collider Koepp

Bride of Frankenstein: David Koepp Confirms Project is Still in Active Development

Bride of Frankenstein: David Koepp confirms project is still in active development Earlier this year it was reported that Academy Award-nominated producer Amy Pascal was planning to revive Universal Pictures’ long-in-development reboot of The Bride of Frankenstein. Now, it seems like the project is still in active development with Jurassic Park writer David Koepp, who has been attached to the film since 2015, officially confirming that he and studio are still very committed to producing the r...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Kevin Bacon, Angelina Jolie, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, Amy Pascal, Bill Condon, Pascal, Universal Pictures, Frankenstein, Condon, Javier Bardem, Blumhouse, Dexter Fletcher

Alan Menken Crafting Music for Disney+ Beauty and the Beast Prequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alan Menken crafting music for Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel Alan Menken has had a historic relationship with Disney for over 30 years now and after developing music for the original Beauty and the Beast with Howard Ashman and for the 2017 remake with Tim Rice, he has revealed in a Young Artists of America video that he will be returning to craft music for the upcoming Disney+ prequel series centered on Gaston and LeFou. Menken’s chat with the performing arts orga...
Tags: TV, Movies, Time, Disney, Oscar, TV News, Evans, Beauty and the Beast, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Belle, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Condon, Dan Stevens

Disney+ to make Beauty & The Beast sequel about Gaston and “gay” sidekick LeFou

Josh Gad as LeFou and Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty And The Beast (Image: Disney) New streaming service Disney+ is developing a six-part prequel series on Beauty And The Beast characters Gaston and his sidekick, LeFou. The two characters, as played by actors Luke Evans and Josh Gad, featured in the hugely successful 2017 movie reboot, which starred Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stephens and the Beast. The movie took more than $1billion at the global box office. According to The Hollywood Repo...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Evans, Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson, Hulu, Belle, Bill Condon, Kuwait, Ad Friendly, Simon, Alan Menken, Gaston

Disney+ Developing Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney+ developing Beauty and the Beast prequel series Disney is taking advantage of its streaming service for another extension of one of its hit live-action remakes Beauty and the Beast with a prequel series set to focus on Luke Evans (Murder Mystery) and Josh Gad (Frozen 2)’s Gaston and LeFou, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The Walking Dead’s Cailey Fleming Joins Disney+’s Loki Series The series, which is being penned by Once Upon a Time creators Eddy K...
Tags: TV, Movies, Time, Disney, Oscar, TV News, Streaming, Evans, Beauty and the Beast, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Belle, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Condon

‘The Invisible Man’ Producer Jason Blum Would Love to Make ‘Frankenstein’ (The Movie, Not the Monster)

Now that The Invisible Man is a huge hit for Blumhouse, more Universal monster reboots are all but guaranteed. Universal already has the Dracula spin-off Renfield in the works, as well as Elizabeth Banks’s Invisible Woman. What else could we see in the future? According to Blumhouse head Jason Blum, the answer is Frankenstein. Blum recently revealed he’d love to make a new Frankenstein movie – and this isn’t just wishful thinking. He’s actually reached out to filmmakers to try to develop a new ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Robert De Niro, Universal, Mel Brooks, Jason Blum, Bill Condon, Remakes, Frankenstein, Javier Bardem, Blumhouse, Blum, Larry Fessenden, Boris Karloff, Renfield

Amy Pascal May Resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein

Amy Pascal planning to resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein Coming off from the critical and commercial success of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Variety brings word that Academy Award-nominated producer Amy Pascal has been exploring ways to bring a new life to Universal Pictures‘ long-in development reboot film of The Bride of Frankenstein. Last summer, Pascal decided to move her overall production deal to Universal from Sony Pictures. “Amy expressed interest in being involved with The...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Angelina Jolie, Sony Pictures, Greta Gerwig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Amy Pascal, Bill Condon, Pascal, Universal Pictures, John Krasinski, Amy, Frankenstein, Condon, Javier Bardem

Universal Hopes ‘The Monster Mash’ Movie Will Be a Graveyard Smash

Remember The Monster Mash? You know – the hit novelty song in which a bunch of monsters get together to have a graveyard smash? Well, it’s becoming a movie. Universal Pictures, who seem to be taking a grab-bag approach to their classic monsters at this point, are gearing up to make a Monster Mash movie to serve as the feature debut of music video director Matt Stawski. Plot details are being kept secret, but we can only hope the Transylvania Twist will be involved in some capacity. I was wor...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Universal, Paul Feig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Dracula, Transylvania, Renfield, Dark Army, Whannell, Bobby Boris Pickett, Matt Stawski, The Monster Mash

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Following the sudden departure of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first movie that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts into the MCU, asked its readers to vote on who they feel would be the best-suited filmmaker to take the reins on the massive sequel that is scheduled to begin production in May. After receiving nearly 2,000 v...
Tags: New York, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Netflix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Olivia Wilde, Morten Tyldum, Avengers, Natalie Portman, David Goyer, James Gray, Eli Roth, Bill Condon

WATCH: Queerty readers reveal the biggest lies they’ve told at ‘The Good Liar’ advance screening

Ahead of its November 15 theatrical release, Queerty hosted a crowd of queer creators and readers for an advance screening of The Good Liar at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. And at the expense of spoilers (we would never!), this film has more twists and turns than Britney Spears and Drew Barrymore’s careers combined. Acting gods Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in the new thriller, from Oscar-winner Bill Condon. The Good Liar follows a con-Juan named Roy (McKellen) who romances a wealthy ol...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Drew Barrymore, Roy, Britney Spears, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Juan, Downtown Los Angeles, Betty, LA Live, YouTuber Michael Henry, Zach Noe Towers

Sarah Paulson Is Open to Return to American Horror Story

Edgar Wright reveals a timey-wimey twist to his new horror movie. Bill Condon is making a Christmas Carol adaptation for Disney. Lucifer’s final season will come in two parts. Plus, David Leitch waxes lyrical about the chance to work on The Matrix 4, what’s to come on Black Lightning, and new Mandalorian posters.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Supernatural, Marley, American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson, Bill Condon, Edgar Wright, Lucifer, Nancy Drew, David Leitch, Kindred Spirits, Black Lightning, The Matrix 4, Dantes Inferno, NOS4A2, The Mandalorian

Disney Says “Bah Humbug” to Apple, Plans Their Own ‘Christmas Carol’ Musical

Let the Christmas Carol musical wars begin! Earlier this month, word broke that Apple was dishing out a ton of cash for a new A Christmas Carol musical starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. Not to be outdone, Disney has decided to develop their own A Christmas Carol musical, which is called Marley, and will retell the Charles Dickens classic through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly former business partner, Jacob Marley. How many more musical versions of A Christmas Carol do we as a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, Disney, Earth, Netflix, Broadway, Charles Dickens, Marley, Musical, Ryan Reynolds, Hulu, Will Ferrell, Notre Dame, Bill Condon, Scrooge

Stephen Schwartz Will Write the Music for Bill Condon-Directed MARLEY

Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Marley, Bill Condon, Stephen Schwartz, TV News Desk, Carol Bill Condon

Bill Condon Developing ‘A Christmas Carol’ Musical for Disney

Bill Condon is back in business with Disney, developing a musical based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Oscar-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz has written the music for the film, told from the point of view of Jacob Marley. In Dickens’ story, Marley is Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner. He warns Scrooge that he will be […]
Tags: News, Disney, Charles Dickens, Marley, Bill Condon, Scrooge, Stephen Schwartz, Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Carol Oscar, Jacob Marley In Dickens

‘The Good Liar’ Trailer: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Play a Dangerous Game

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are paired together on the big screen for the first time in The Good Liar, a dark con man thriller based on the best-selling novel of the same name. And as if that prospect couldn’t get us excited enough, Good Liar will pit the two of them against each other in a thrilling cat-and-mouse game. Watch the new The Good Liar trailer below. The Good Liar Trailer Director Bill Condon may have given us the abysmal Beauty and the Beast live-action movie, but at leas...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Drama, Thriller, Roy, Movie Trailers, Helen-Mirren, Ian-McKellen, Bill Condon, Warner Brothers, Betty, McKellen, Mirren, Jeffrey Hatcher, Nicholas Searle

Superb Second Trailer for 'The Good Liar' Starring Mirren & McKellen

"You've had quite a past, Roy?" Warner Bros has debuted a new 60-second trailer for The Good Liar, the latest from director Bill Condon (of Dreamgirls, The Fifth Estate, Mr. Holmes, Beauty and the Beast). This is the fascinating con thriller starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in their first real movie together. And boy does this look dang good - one hell of an exciting trailer. Described as "a story about the secrets we keep and the lies we live", The Good Liar is about career con artist...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Roy, Warner Bros, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, McKellen, Mirren, To Watch, Roy Courtnay, Holmes Beauty, Betty McLeish, Celine Buckens

That time 79-year-old Ian McKellen partied at a Berlin sex club until 4 AM

The man we all aspire to be when we’re older, Sir Ian McKellen, turns 80–80!–today and to celebrate, some of his closest friends are sharing their fondest memories of the beloved Hollywood icon. Bill Condon, who directed the Oscar-winning film Gods and Monsters starring McKellen, share a particularly naughty story with The Guardian this week. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Condon described McKellen as a “young spirit,” as evidenced by the time the...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Birthday, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Judy Dench

‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Sequel Trades in First Film’s Female Director for New Male Director

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before became one of Netflix’s biggest hits last year, shepherded by director Susan Johnson, who leant a playfulness and a surprising visual panache to the teen romantic comedy based on the novels by Jenny Han. But for the highly anticipated sequel, which will adapt Han’s follow-up novel P.S. I Still Love You, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel director will now be cinematographer Michael Fimognari. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Michael Fimog...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Teen, Netflix, Sequels, James Foley, Johnson, Bill Condon, Chris Weitz, John Corbett, Sam Taylor Johnson, Catherine Hardwicke, Lana Condor

Tony Todd Has Not Been Approached for Jordan Peele’s Candyman

Tony Todd has not been approached for Jordan Peele’s Candyman reboot Tony Todd, the original 1992 Candyman, hasn’t been approached by Jordan Peele to appear in his new re-imagining of the franchise. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Todd said that “I know he’s a fan. We’re waiting just like the rest of the world. I’m hoping I will appear in the film in some form of fashion. Wouldn’t that make sense? But it’s Hollywood, so I won’t take it personally if for some reason it doesn’t work out.“ ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Chicago, Bill Condon, MGM, Universal Pictures, Todd, Rosenfeld, Peele, Candyman, Cabrini Green, Jordan Peele, Adam Rosenberg, Movie News, Tony Todd

‘Candyman: Day of the Dead’ Fails to Understand Candyman

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we see what all the buzz is about with this Candyman guy who just might be on the cusp of a high-profile remake.) One of the big movie news items this week – more of a rumor actually – was the report that Oscar winner Jordan Peele may be remaking Candyman. It’s unclear if he’s just producing or if he’ll write and/or direct the film too, and it’s e...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Sequels, New Orleans, Bill Condon, Clive Barker, Day Of The Dead, Philip Glass, Helen, Rose, Todd, Daniel, Caroline, Barker

‘Maleficent 2’ Begins Production, Michelle Pfeiffer and More Officially Join Cast

Production has finally begun on Disney’s Maleficent 2, the long-awaited sequel to the Sleeping Beauty remake starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. With this production start news comes confirmation that Michelle Pfeiffer has officially joined the cast, along with other new casting announcements. Disney is finally ramping up production on Maleficent 2, and they’ve announced the full cast to boot. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will both be back as  Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respect...
Tags: Maleficent, Movies, Casting, Tim Burton, Disney, Sequels, Adaptation, Queen, Angelina-Jolie, Jon Favreau, Bill Condon, Caribbean, Alice, Aurora, Christopher Robin, Sam Riley

Universal’s Dark Universe May Still Be Alive, Aliiiiiiiiive

Rejoice, fans of ill-conceived ideas! Universal’s Dark Universe might still be alive! We all thought the Dark Universe would crawl back into the grave after the disaster that was The Mummy, but it looks like Universal’s monster franchise might still have some life left in it. Don’t close the coffin lid on the Dark Universe yet, boils and ghouls. Artist Robert Vargas recently took to his Instagram account (h/t Bloody Disgusting) to reveal that maybe, just maybe, the Universal’s monster movie ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Oscar, Rumors, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Universal, Bill, Tom-Cruise, Jason Blum, Bill Condon, Chris-Morgan, Caribbean, Universal Pictures, Don, Frankenstein

The Good Liar Starts Production

The Good Liar has started production in London Principal photography begins today on location in London on the New Line Cinema drama The Good Liar, pairing Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters) on the big screen for the first time. Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Gods and Monsters, will direct and produce from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes), based on the widely acclaimed book by Nic...
Tags: London, Movies, Berlin, Oscar, BAFTA, Roy, Jim Carter, Taylor, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Burton, Quantico, Holmes, Russell Tovey, Warner Bros Pictures

Russell Tovey, Jim Carter Confirmed For Bill Condon’s ‘The Good Liar’

New Line Cinema has confirmed that Russell Tovey and Jim Carter have joined the cast of Bill Condon’s “The Good Liar.” The drama, which is scheduled to start shooting later this month, stars Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. Based on the debut novel by British author Nicholas Searle, “The Good Liar” tells the story of […]
Tags: News, Jim Carter, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Russell Tovey, Nicholas Searle, The Good Liar, Russell Tovey Jim Carter

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen to Star in ‘The Good Liar’

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren have been cast as the leads in New Line’s drama “The Good Liar.” The film will be directed by Bill Condon, who most recently helmed Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Condon will also produce with Greg Yolen. Jack Morrissey and Bron Creative’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth are executive […]
Tags: News, Disney, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Condon, Aaron L Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Bron Creative, The Good Liar, Helen Mirren Ian McKellen, Greg Yolen Jack Morrissey

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren to Star in Bill Condon’s The Good Liar

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren to star in Bill Condon’s The Good Liar According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are set to star in the New Line Cinema thriller The Good Liar, to be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls). This will mark McKellen’s fourth collaboration with Condon after Gods and Monsters, Mr. Holmes and Beauty and the Beast. Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, The Good Liar follows a career con artist named Roy Courtnay...
Tags: Movies, Roy, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Holmes, Frankenstein, Condon, Betty, McKellen, Jeffrey Hatcher, ComingSoon, Nicholas Searle, Movie News, Aaron L Gilbert, Jason Cloth