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Nickelodeon Will Launch Imagine’s ‘Astronauts,’ Tyler Perry’s ‘Young Dylan,’ SpongeBob Prequel

Nickelodeon plans to launch new series from Imagine Entertainment and Tyler Perry as well as introduce a “SpongeBob Squarepants” prequel series that includes contributions from the voice cast of the original series, all part of its latest bid under top executive Brian Robbins to lure kids and parents to it screens in an era when […]
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Zoe Saldana Joins Casey Affleck-Produced Fencer

Zoe Saldana joins Casey Affleck-produced Fencer It’s been nearly two years since we last heard word about the sports drama Fencer, in which it was last reported Casey Affleck had signed on to co-star and produce, and now Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Endgame) has joined the project in the lead role just in time for the film to be sold at the European Film Market, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Green Knight Teaser Trailer Starring Dev Patel & Alicia Vikander The film, written and directed Jas...
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Ron Howard to Direct Action Thriller ‘The Fixer’ for Paramount

Having finished production on Netflix’s “Hillbilly Elegy,” Ron Howard is zeroing on a new directing gig as the “Beautiful Mind” director has come on to direct “The Fixer” for Paramount Pictures. Howard’s production banner Imagine Entertainment will produce along with Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips’ Joint Effort shingle. Andrew Panay will also join as producer. […]
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‘The Dark Tower’ TV Series is Not Moving Forward at Amazon

Fans of The Dark Tower have had it pretty rough over the past few years. First, they had to deal with the abysmal, lazy big screen adaptation of the Stephen King book series in 2017. And now they have to deal with the fact that Amazon just passed on the pilot for The Dark Tower TV series from executive producer Glen Mazzara. Deadline has word on Amazon being disappointed enough in the Dark Tower TV series pilot that they decided not to move forward with a series order. Considering the fact t...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Stephen King, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Ron Howard, Mrc, Imagine Entertainment, The-Dark-Tower, Chris Evangelista, Joana Ribeiro, Jasper Pääkkönen, Sam Strike, Michael Rooker Jerome Flynn

Imagine Docs Powers Up Slate, Including Scorsese’s Return to Unscripted (EXCLUSIVE)

In just over a year, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment has stealthily assembled a slate of nearly 20 documentary feature and TV series projects, with distribution partners such as Netflix, Showtime and Apple TV Plus in place. The prestigious lineup features filmmakers and producers including Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Berg, Morgan Neville […]
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Imagine Kids & Family to Develop James Patterson’s ‘Max Einstein’ Books as Animated Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Imagine Kids & Family, the family-focused division of Imagine Entertainment, has won the rights to develop James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein’s “Max Einstein” books as an animated series, Variety has learned exclusively. The series follows heroine Maxine Einstein (Max for short), a 12-year-old orphan genius living on the streets in New York City. While she doesn’t […]
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Amandla Stenberg to Star in Fear Remake for Universal

Amandla Stenberg to star in Fear remake for Universal Deadline reports that The Hate U Give star Amandla Stenberg has officially signed on to star in Universal Pictures‘ remake of the 1996 thriller movie Fear which, previously lead by Mark Wahlberg (The Departed) and Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). The Fear remake will be adapted by Academy Award-nominated writer Jonathan Herman with Brian Grazer set to produce again through his Imagine Entertainment banner. Karen Lunder of Imagine Ente...
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The Girl on the Train’s Haley Bennett in Talks For Hillbilly Elegy

The Girl on the Train’s Haley Bennett in talks for Hillbilly Elegy Variety has brought word that Ron Howard’s passion project Hillbilly Elegy has expanded its already star-studded cast with the latest addition of The Girl on the Train and The Magnificent Seven star Haley Bennett. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Olivia Colman, Amy Adams, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Howard, Bennett, Vance, Rust Belt, Pavarotti, Haley Bennett, ComingSoon, Movie News, Imagine Entertainment

Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy Casts Glenn Close as Family Matriarch

Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy casts Glenn Close as family matriarch Glenn Close is the next A-lister to join Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the seven-time Oscar nominee will play the family matriarch in the Netflix feature film adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.  Close will join the previously announced Amy Adams (Vice, Arrival), whose casting was announced last week. PB = PB |...
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Ross Katz Joining Sidney Kimmel Entertainment as Head of Production

Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz is joining Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, a division of SK Global, as head of production and development. SK Global Co-Chairman Sidney Kimmel and co-CEO John Penotti made the announcement Friday. The move comes a month after former Imagine Entertainment chief executive officer Charlie Corwin joined “Crazy Rich Asians” producer SK Global as […]
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Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy

Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy According to The Wrap, Academy-Award nominated actress Amy Adams has joined director Ron Howard’s (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Solo: A Star Wars Story) feature adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, based on the bestseller by J.D. Vance. RELATED: Netflix Nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy After Bidding War PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Amy Adams, Vice, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Solo, Adam Mckay, Adams, Howard, Vance, Rust Belt, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti, ComingSoon

Imagine TV Sets ‘Mindscaping’ as First China Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Imagine Television is developing “Mindscaping,” a 24-episode science fiction series written by Oscar Yang (“Medical Examiner Dr. Qin,” “The Ten Deadly Sins”). The series is the first Chinese-language series developed by Imagine Television, part of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment group, for a Chinese audience. The show is pitched as an original sci-fi […]
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Shameik Moore, Ashton Sanders & More Join Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Series

Shameik Moore, Ashton Sanders & more join Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan series The upcoming Hulu series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga based upon the New York rap group Wu-Tang Clan, has begun its casting with the additions of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s Shameik Moore, Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders, Messiah‘s Siddiq Saunderson, Ballers‘ Zolee Griggs, Get Out‘s Erika Alexander and Power‘s Marcus Callender, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStan...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Showtime, Eminem, TV News, Wu Tang, Wu-tang Clan, Hulu, Brian Grazer, Dennis, Rza, Tao, Alexander, Bobby, Ghostface Killah

Kyrie Irving Set To Star In Haunted Hotel Movie

Kyrie Irving set to star in haunted hotel movie Variety reports that Kyrie Irving, six-time NBA All-Star and star of the modestly successful sports comedy Uncle Drew, has signed on to star in an upcoming horror movie about a haunted Oklahoma hotel from Imagine Entertainment. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Nba, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Gucci, Players Tribune, Brian Grazer, Irving, NBA All Star, Cohen, Kyrie Irving, Pepsi, Kyrie, Grazer, Uncle Drew, Imagine Entertainment

NBA Star Kyrie Irving Joins Haunted Hotel Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

NBA Star Kyrie Irving will star in and executive produce a currently untitled horror movie with Imagine Entertainment about an Oklahoma hotel that has a reputation of being haunted. Imagine Entertainment has preemptively optioned an upcoming Players’ Tribune article, an oral history of experiences from NBA stars who have stayed at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. The […]
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Ron Howard’s Next Movie ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Gets Picked Up By Netflix in $45 Million Deal

Ron Howard is the latest filmmaker to land a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix. The streaming giant took on his latest film, Hillbilly Elegy, for a whopping $45 million after a competitive bidding situation in which Netflix nearly doubled the offers of its rivals. Deadline reports that Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Howard and penned by The Shape of Water scribe Vanessa Taylor, has been picked up by Netflix in a $45 million deal. The streaming giant will fully finance the film, which is b...
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Netflix Nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy After Bidding War

Netflix nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy after bidding war Deadline brings word that Netflix has landed Oscar-winning director Ron Howard’s (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Solo: A Star Wars Story) feature adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, based on the bestseller by J.D. Vance. Netflix will finance the project for $45 million, beating out other top bidding rivals. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAut...
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Netflix will adapt best-selling memoir 'Hillbilly Elegy' into a movie after a fierce bidding war, and reportedly spend $45 million

After a bidding war, Netflix will finance the movie adaptation of best-selling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" for $45 million, according to Deadline. The movie will be directed and produced by Ron Howard. According to the trade, not all the $45 million will go into the production of the movie, which may be a sign that the streaming giant is looking at the movie being another award-season favorite down the road, like "Roma."   Netflix doesn't seem to be letting its foot off the gas when it comes to ...
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Former Imagine CEO Charlie Corwin Joins Uproxx Advisory Board (EXCLUSIVE)

Charlie Corwin, the former head of Imagine Entertainment, will help Uproxx as it dives more deeply into the television and film space. The veteran executive is the first appointment to Uproxx’s advisory board. Ultimately, there will be four or five people on the board. “The idea is that this will be a very active board […]
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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Drama Series Heading to Hulu

Prepare yourselves: a Wu-Tang Clan TV show is coming to Hulu. Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which hails from Alex Tse (Superfly) and original Wu-Tang Clan member and filmmaker The RZA, is heading to the streaming service. Here’s the interesting part: this won’t be a docuseries, but instead a 10-episode drama that will “explore and expand the world” of the influential hip-hop group. Read more about the new Wu-Tang Clan TV show below. Hulu has given Wu-Tang: An American Saga a straight-to-series o...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Wu Tang, Musical, Wu-tang Clan, Hulu, East Coast, True Story, Brian-Grazer, Rza, Wu, Zack Snyder, TSE, Masta Killa, Imagine Entertainment

Hulu Orders Wu-Tang Clan Scripted Series

Hulu orders Wu-Tang Clan scripted series The streaming service has given a full series order for the upcoming musical drama Wu-Tang: An American Saga detailing the creation of the titular rap group, Wu-Tang Clan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Rapper Lil Yachty Set to Star in How High 2 Inspired by the books The Wu-Tang Manual and its sequel Tao of Wu, both written by the group’s frontman RZA, the series will be set at the height of the crack epidemic in ’90s-era New York and...
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A Peek Inside the Mind of the Curiosity-Driven Brian Grazer (Q&A)

On a recent summer day, the lights went out at Imagine Entertainment. A freak storm erupted, temporarily causing the power to go down. Staffers went scurrying to the windows after a thunderclap rumbled so loudly they were worried that Los Angeles was about to be roiled by an earthquake. But Brian Grazer, the Oscar- and […]
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Imagine Entertainment Taps RadicalMedia’s Justin Wilkes to Head New Documentary Unit

Imagine Entertainment has recruited longtime RadicalMedia president Justin Wilkes to head the new Imagine Documentaries unit, which marks the company’s first outpost in New York. Wilkes will serve as president of Imagine Documentaries, which will focus on feature-length films and unscripted TV series as well as branded entertainment initiatives. The launch of a dedicated docu […]
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Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

Charlie Corwin has left Imagine Entertainment, where he was CEO. Corwin joined the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-founded production company last year after departing Endemol Shine North America, where he had been co-CEO alongside Chris Abrego. He left the company in December to return to his entrepreneurial roots, planning to launch his own independent production […]
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Imagine Entertainment Acquires Tony Hernandez’s Jax Media

Imagine Entertainment has acquired Jax Media, the fast-growing production banner headed by Tony Hernandez. New York-based Jax Media has made a name for itself by producing auteur-driven comedy series and specials for modest budgets. Hernandez will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of the company. Jax is home to TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” and “Search […]
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Gucci Mane Biopic in the Works at Paramount Players, Imagine

Paramount Players and Imagine Entertainment have launched development of a biopic on musician Gucci Mane on and adaptation of his “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.” The studio has obtained life rights to Mane, whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis, and movie rights to the book. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins will produce the […]
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Gucci Mane Biopic in Production from Paramount Players & Imagine Entertainment

Gucci Mane’s autobiography is being adapted by Paramount Players and Imagine Entertainment in a new biopic The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that rapper Gucci Mane, also known as Radric Delantic Davis, will be the center of a new biopic. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins from Imagine Entertainment are teaming up with Paramount Pictures to produce the new project. Imagine Entertainment also produces the television show Empire and was behind Eminem’s movie, 8 Mile. The film is an adaptation of T...
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From Budapest, National Geographic Blasts Off for Mars

In July, season 2 of National Geographic’s “Mars,” which is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia, started to shoot in Hungary. The series is a hybrid, combining a fictional story about the colonization of the Red Planet and documentary sequences about real-life plans to travel there. The latest scientific research […]
Tags: News, Budapest, Hungary, Mars, National Geographic, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Red Planet, Imagine Entertainment, Stillking Films

Variety’s 10 Assistants to Watch Class of 2017

Without these helpers where would Hollywood mavens be? They are the leaders of tomorrow, the assistants who manage the C-suite meetings, calendar and even philanthropy. They work an insane number of hours, but their reward is anticipating problems and overcoming challenges whether in the office or in the field. While there are thousands of minions […]
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Imagine Sets $100 Million TV Financing Venture With China’s TVB (EXCLUSIVE)

Imagine Entertainment has set a $100 million television production financing venture with a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Television Broadcasts Limited. The joint venture promises to expand Imagine’s TV operations on a global scale and allow the company to retain ownership of its content for the first time. Brian Grazer, who runs Imagine Entertainment with partner... Read more »
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