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Check Out Blue Will Smith in New Aladdin Teaser!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check out blue Will Smith in new Aladdin teaser! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the Super Bowl spot for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, featuring our first look at a blue Will Smith as the Genie. Check out the Aladdin teaser below! RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


The ‘Wicked’ Movie This Way Comes to Theaters in December 2021

Wicked is defying gravity — and years of false starts — with an official release date. Universal has set the Wicked release date for December 2021, finally bringing the hit musical to the big screen. The feature adaptation of Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz‘s Tony Award-winning musical was originally set to fly into theaters in 2019, but its release date was taken over by Tom Hooper’s Cats. Universal has set the official release date for Wicked for December 22, 2021, according to Deadlin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, Avatar, Broadway, Adaptation, Stephen Daldry, Universal, Warner Bros, Idina Menzel, Musical, Tom Hooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked, Schwartz, Maguire


Wicked Feature Adaptation Moved to December 2021

Wicked feature adaptation moved to December 2021 Universal Pictures has announced that the Wicked feature adaptation of the blockbuster Broadway musical will now open on December 22, 2021. The movie was originally set for release on December 20, 2019. Wicked will open against Avatar 3, which debuts on December 17, an untitled Disney live-action feature, and an untitled Warner Bros. animated feature. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Avatar, Broadway, Warner Bros, Dorothy, Universal Pictures, Maguire, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Frank Baum, Movie News, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot, David Stone


‘Wicked’ Movie Gets 2021 Holiday Season Release Date

Universal Pictures has set its “Wicked” movie for the Christmas season with a release date of Dec. 22, 2021. Stephen Daldry will direct and Marc Platt will produce. The three-time Tony Award-winning stage musical was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel by Winnie Holzman and three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who are also collaborating on the […]
Tags: News, Stephen Daldry, Universal, Universal Pictures, Wicked, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Winnie Holzman


Fox Stands by ‘Rent Live’ in Face of Taped Rehearsal Snafu [TCA 2019]

With Grease: Live and A Christmas Story , Fox can claim at least 50% credit for bringing the live musical back to TV. NBC has done their share of live musical heavy lifting too. However,  Rent: Live was the first production that did not go according to plan. An injury prevented star Brennan Hunt from performing live, so a prerecorded dress rehearsal was aired instead. Speaking with the Television Critics Association today, new Fox Entertainment president Charlie Collier stood by the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Fox, Broadway, Rent, Musical, Rupert Murdoch, Television Critics Association, COLLIER, Marc Platt, Dana -LSB- Walden, Marc, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment, Gary -LSB- Newman


Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 Back on Track With All-Star Cast

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 back on track with all-star cast Nearly two months after delaying the film once again, Rocket Science Productions has announced that the long-in-development courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 from writer-director Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) is officially back on track with an A-list ensemble cast. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds'...
Tags: Movies, Aaron Sorkin, Berlin, America, Chicago, Paul Greengrass, Joseph Gordon-levitt, Eddie Redmayne, Seth Rogen, Vietnam, New York Stock Exchange, Ben Stiller, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Sacha Baron Cohen, Woods


Rent Live’s Brennin Hunt Speaks Out After Breaking Ankle Hours Before Show

Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis in ‘Rent’ airing live on January 27, 2019. Pamela Littky/FOX The show must go on. Rent Live actor Brennin Hunt suffered an ankle injury during dress rehearsal on Saturday, January 26, hours before the show is set to air on Fox. Celebrity Injuries “Brennin broke his ankle 10 minutes before the end during dress rehearsal of Rent yesterday,” a source confirmed to Us Weekly of the singer, who plays Roger Davis, one of the leads in the musical. “They hav...
Tags: Religion, Fox, Idina Menzel, US Weekly, Hunt, Tinashe, Tom, Platt, Jonathan, Jonathan Larson, Hollywood Reporter, Marc Platt, Michael Greif, Roger Davis, Fox Television, Brandon Victor Dixon


Rent Live’s Brennin Hunt Suffers Broken Ankle Hours Before Show

Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis in ‘Rent’ airing live on January 27, 2019. Pamela Littky/FOX The show must go on. Rent Live actor Brennin Hunt suffered an ankle injury during dress rehearsal on Saturday, January 26, hours before the show is set to air on Fox. Celebrity Injuries “Brennin broke his ankle 10 minutes before the end during dress rehearsal of Rent yesterday,” a source confirmed to Us Weekly of the singer, who plays Roger Davis, one of the leads in the musical. “They hav...
Tags: Religion, Fox, Idina Menzel, US Weekly, Hunt, Tinashe, Tom, Platt, Jonathan, Jonathan Larson, Hollywood Reporter, Marc Platt, Michael Greif, Roger Davis, Fox Television, Brandon Victor Dixon


First Official Look at Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First official look at Disney’s live-action Aladdin revealed! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first photos from director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The photos give us our first look at the main cast including Will Smith’s Genie wearing a newly designed costume quite different from the original animated film. Check out the photos below! (via Entertainment Weekly) RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = P...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Walt Disney Studios, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Tony-Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen To Become a Feature Film

Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen to become a feature film The smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen will be adapted into a feature film. Per a report from Deadline, Universal Pictures bought the rights from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music and lyrics. Dear Evan Hansen tells a story exploring themes of teen suicide and mental illness, following a high schooler who’s plagued with social anxiety, eventually making up a story to befriend the family of a classmate of his who had c...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Jackman, Universal Pictures, Damien Chazelle, PAUL, Tony, Marc Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, EVAN HANSEN, Steven Levenson, Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, Movie News, Adam Siegel


Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Star in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Fantastic Beasts” actor Eddie Redmayne is in early talks to star in Amblin Entertainment’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” sources tell Variety. Aaron Sorkin is writing and directing, and Sacha Baron Cohen is also in talks to join. Marc Platt is producing the pic. Following his directorial debut, 2017’s “Molly’s Game,” Steven Spielberg saw Sorkin […]
Tags: News, Molly, Aaron Sorkin, Chicago, Eddie Redmayne, Steven Spielberg, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sorkin, Marc Platt, The Trial of the Chicago 7


The Aladdin Trailer is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Aladdin trailer is here! Disney has released the first trailer for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin! Set to debut in theaters May 24, 2019, you can watch the Aladdin trailer in the player below! The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah, Anders


Will Smith Shares Aladdin Poster with Genie’s Lamp!

Will Smith shares Aladdin poster revealing Genie’s lamp Will Smith, who will be playing the iconic Genie character in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, has shared a new poster revealing Genie’s lamp and teasing that you should choose your wishes wisely. Smith shared the poster, which you can check out in the gallery below, on his Facebook, saying: “LEMME OUT! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!”  The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) a...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Smith, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


‘The Night Manager,’ ‘La La Land’ Producers Adapting Cold War Thriller ‘We Were Never Here’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The Ink Factory and Marc Platt Prods. are joining forces to adapt “We Were Never Here,” the highly anticipated novel from Lara Prescott based on events surrounding the publication of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago.” The project sets up a high-caliber partnership between The Ink Factory, the team behind BBC and AMC series “The Night Manager” […]
Tags: News, Amc, Global, Bbc, The Night Manager, Marc Platt, Boris Pasternak, The Ink Factory, Lara Prescott


Why It’s Time For Another Mary Poppins Movie, According To Producer Marc Platt

Some movies just have a way of capturing a moment or an element of the zeitgeist. Such is the case of Mary Poppins Returns, as producer Marc Platt opened up to CinemaBlend and other outlets during a visit to the film's set last year.
Tags: Religion, Mary Poppins, Marc Platt, Time For Another Mary Poppins Movie


‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Every Supercalifragilistic Detail We Learned on the Set of Rob Marshall’s Sequel to the Disney Classic [Set Visit Report]

Last year, I flew across the Atlantic Ocean to visit London, England. Specifically, I visited London, England so I could visit a recreation of London, England on a series of sound stages at Pinewood Studios. But this wasn’t just any recreation of London. This was the London of Mary Poppins Returns, a London full of magic and whimsy and yes, lots and lots of music. A direct sequel to the 1964 original, Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, he...
Tags: London, Movies, Features, Chicago, Rob Marshall, Rob, Angela Lansbury, Musical, Jack, Ben Whishaw, Emily Blunt, Michael, Woods, Topsy, Atlantic Ocean, Mary


ComingSoon.net Visits the Set of Mary Poppins Returns!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW We got a chance to visit the set of Mary Poppins Returns and chat with the cast! When ComingSoon.net got to the set of Mary Poppins Returns in London, we were set up in a room filled with costumes and set pieces, grouped around songs from the new film. The first was for “Under the Lovely London Sky” which showed us Queen Anne’s Gate in Embankment, Cherry Tree Lane and some of the Tower of London. There were pieces of art, as well as a certain kite you remember from the cla...
Tags: London, Movies, Disney, Meryl Streep, Oscar, Rob Marshall, Rob, John, Angela Lansbury, Jack, Miranda, Emily Blunt, John DeLuca, Paramount, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke


Wicked Creator Insists Movie Version is Still On the Way

Wicked creator insists movie version is still on the way The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Wicked creator Stephen Schwartz, who insists that the movie version is still on the way. Just not as soon as originally anticipated. “I will tell you 100 percent there will be a movie of Wicked and it won’t be that far away, but it won’t be next year because we’re still writing,” Schwartz said, referring to an announcement made in June that the film adaptation of the popular stage musical would hit theat...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Broadway, Wicked, Schwartz, Maguire, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Frank Baum, ComingSoon, Movie News, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot


Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Legally Blonde 3’ to Open Valentine’s Day 2020

Elle Woods will return to the big screen Valentine’s Day 2020, MGM has announced. Reese Witherspoon is set to star once again as the sorority sister-turned-lawyer in “Legally Blonde 3.” She will also produce through her Hello Sunshine production company. “Legally Blonde” producer Marc Platt and his Platt Productions president Adam Siegel will produce as well. […]
Tags: News, Reese Witherspoon, MGM, Marc Platt, Elle Woods, Adam Siegel, Platt Productions


Oh My God, You Guys: ‘Legally Blonde 3’ is Arriving in 2020, Reese Witherspoon Confirms Return

All this week we’ve had butterflies — and it’s thanks to the recent reports that MGM is moving forward with Legally Blonde 3. Now, MGM Studios has officially announced a release date, just a few hours after Reese Witherspoon confirmed that she was reprising the role as feminist icon Elle Woods. Ready your horoscopes, Gemini vegetarians: Legally Blonde 3 will be arriving in theaters on February 14, 2020. MGM confirmed the Legally Blonde 3 release date on Twitter with all the fanfare of a pres...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Reese-Witherspoon, Washington, Harvard, Sequels, Smith, Luke Wilson, MGM, Harvard Law School, Marc Platt, Elle Woods, Kirsten, Witherspoon, MGM Studios, Karen McCullah


‘Legally Blonde 3’ is Totally Happening With Reese Witherspoon Set to Return

Oh, (bend and) snap! Legally Blonde 3 is moving forward at MGM, which is in talks with Reese Witherspoon to reprise her role as the fabulous, pink-clad law student and feminist icon Elle Woods. Legally Blonde 3 will come more than 17 years after the original film’s release, and 15 years after its politically-themed sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. That is, if you don’t count the direct-to-video sequel Legally Blondes, of course. MGM is nearing a deal with Witherspoon to reprise...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Reese-Witherspoon, Washington, Sequels, Sydney, Smith, Elle, MGM, Tony, Marc Platt, Harvard Law, Elle Woods, Kirsten, Witherspoon, Karen McCullah


Reese Witherspoon in Talks to Return for ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Reese Witherspoon is in talks with MGM to reprise her role as Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde 3.” Witherspoon would also produce through her Hello Sunshine production company, if the deal goes through. Original producer Marc Platt and his Platt Productions president Adam Siegel are also producing. MGM is also near closing a screenwriting deal […]
Tags: News, Reese Witherspoon, MGM, Marc Platt, Elle Woods, Witherspoon, Adam Siegel, Platt Productions, Legally Blonde 3


FOX Fall 2018 – 2019 Schedule Announced

FOX fall 2018 – 2019 schedule announced Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2018-2019 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. The new comedies joining the lineup this fall are Rel and The Cool Kids. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Insecure, The Carmichael Show), Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a l...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Abc, New York City, NFL, Los Angeles, Nasa, Noah, Gotham, Chicago, Fox, Showtime, Broadway, TV News, Neil Degrasse Tyson


‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline’s ‘Armada’ to Be Made Into a Movie

It looks like Ready Player One will just be the beginning of Ernest Cline‘s buzzy Hollywood career. An Armada movie adaptation, based on Cline’s sophomore novel, is officially in development at Universal Studios. Screenwriter Dan Mazeau has been tapped to pen the script to the Armada movie, according to Deadline. Cline wrote an early draft of the script and will remain in collaboration with Mazeau as the Wrath of the Titans screenwriter pens another draft. Mazeau’s other writing credits incl...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington Post, Sci-fi, World, New York Times, Adaptation, Universal, Steven Spielberg, Universal Studios, Joe Cornish, Van Helsing, Marc Platt, Titans, Ernest Cline, Cline


Lionsgate to Develop World War II Story ‘How the Girl Guides Won the War’

Lionsgate is developing British World War II book “How the Girl Guides Won the War” with “La La Land” producer Marc Platt on board. The studio is also in talk with Walden Media to come on as a producer. It also hired “Everything, Everything” screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe to adapt the script from Janie Hampton’s […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Marc Platt, Walden Media, J Mills Goodloe, How the Girl Guides Won the War, Janie Hampton


Blue Sky Studios Hires First Female Director for Its First Animated Musical

It’s no secret that there’s a dearth of women in the animation industry. In Disney’s nearly 100-year history, only one film has been directed by a woman. With the 19 films that Pixar has released since 1995, only Brave had a female director — who was fired midway through production. Blue Sky Studios‘ newest film will do its part to level the playing field. For the animation studio’s 15th feature film, Blue Sky Studios has hired its first female director, Karen Disher. And it’s not the only firs...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Dreamworks, Musical, Pixar, John Lasseter, Rio, John Cena, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Foster, PAUL, Ferdinand, Kung Fu Panda, Marc Platt, Disney Pixar


Pasek and Paul to Write Songs for Blue Sky’s First Animated Musical (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write the songs for an upcoming Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios project, Variety has learned. The family film has the working title “Foster” and will reunite the musical duo with their “La La Land” producer Marc Platt. The project is an adventure film that centers on a young […]
Tags: News, PAUL, Marc Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, Blue Sky, Fox Animation, Fox Animation Blue Sky Studios, Pasek & Paul


Pasek and Paul Writing Songs for Blue Sky’s First Animated Musical (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write the songs for an upcoming Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios project, Variety has learned. The family film has the working title “Foster” and will reunite the musical duo with their “La La Land” producer Marc Platt. The project is an adventure film that centers on a young […]
Tags: News, Marc Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, Fox Animation, Fox Animation Blue Sky Studios, Pasek & Paul, Paul Writing Songs for Blue Sky


Tonight in L.A.: OK Go, Hayley Kiyoko, Ministry, Blake Hazard, Ozzfest, Thrice/Circa Survive, Wand, the Drums, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Yelle, Los Straitjackets, Kazuki Tomokawa, Jonny Fritz, Berlin, the Soft White Sixties, Bayside

Los Angeles concerts for Saturday: ► OK Go performs a “live score” to screenings of their popular videos at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ► With her full-length album on the way and her single “Feelings” just out, Hayley Kiyoko headlines the El Rey Theatre, with Coco Morier supporting. ► The co-headlining juggernaut of Thrice and Circa Survive return for a second night at the Shrine Expo Hall, with CHON and Balance & Composure supporting. ► Blake Hazard [see “Before the Ice”] celebrates the release of her ...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Los Angeles, Charli Xcx, Honda, Jack, Preview, Ucla, Don Mclean, Ministry, Mike Ryan, Featherwolf, Molly Malone, Catalina Club, Jonathan Toubin, Shrine Expo Hall


The First ‘A Christmas Story Live’ Trailer is Ready for the Holidays

A Christmas Story LIVE!, the latest title to join the live TV musical craze, will sing and dance its way onto TV screens in December. With the cast now firmly in place, FOX just released a brief teaser to get you into the holiday spirit. There’s no actual footage of the musical here (since it’s supposed to be live and all), but if you want to get an idea of what to expect from the broadcast, this teaser will give you a hint. Halloween is (sadly) over, which means it’s officially the holiday ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, Manchester, Broadway, Silicon Valley, Warner, Musical, Seattle Wa, Tony, Maya Rudolph, Kimmy Schmidt, Ralphie, Broderick, Marc Platt