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‘Paper Heart’ Will Tell the Story of Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Scott Weiland

Dark Pictures, an all-female production company that focuses on true stories, is developing a new biopic called Paper Heart. The film will focus on Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, who tragically died in 2015 at the age of 48. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Dark Pictures and Orian Williams have acquired the book rights to Not Dead & Not For Sale, Weiland’s memoir that was written by David Ritz and published in 2011. Dark Pictures co-founder Jennifer Erwi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, David Ritz, True Story, Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, Robert, Scott, Foley, Hawke, Erwin, Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz, Matt Sorum, Blaze Foley


‘The Offer’ Has Gone Out to Juno Temple to Join the Paramount+ Series About the Making of ‘The Godfather’

Juno Temple can currently be seen as part of the outstanding cast of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+, and she’s about to adding another streaming series to her résumé. Paramount+ has added Juno Temple to the upcoming limited event series The Offer, the series which will chronicle the making of the 1972 Best Picture winner The Godfather.  Deadline has news on The Offer bringing in Juno Temple for what promises to be a meaty role. Miles Teller (Whiplash) is already on board as Al Ruddy, producer of The ...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Montana, Fox, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans, Paramount, True Story, Francis Ford Coppola, Colombo, Ruddy, Dannemora


‘Joe Bell’ Trailer: It’s Up to Mark Wahlberg to End Bullying Forever

After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the anti-bullying drama Joe Bell is finally coming to theaters this year. Once titled Good Joe Bell, the movie tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Mark Wahlberg) ,who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (Reid Miller) by embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying. Watch the Joe Bell trailer below. Joe Bell Trail...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Oregon, New York City, America, United States, Mark-Wahlberg, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, True Story, Joe, Brokeback Mountain, Roadside Attractions, Reid Miller, Marshall Shaffer, Joe Bell


‘The Shrink Next Door’ Trailer: Paul Rudd is Will Ferrell’s Monstrous Therapist in This Wild True Story

These days, can your podcast really be considered a hit if it’s not turned into a TV show? Yes, of course – but TV shows based on podcasts are becoming more and more prevalent. The latest title to make the leap from podcast to TV is The Shrink Next Door, a truly wild tale about a psychiatrist who abused his relationship with his patients and exploited them for his own personal gain. The TV adaptation of the podcast is headed to Apple TV+, and stars Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, and the always-welcom...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Apple TV, Manhattan, Will-Ferrell, True Story, Hamptons, Joe, Ike, Ferrell, Marty, Kathryn Hahn, Paul-Rudd, Joe Nocera, TV Trailer, Appletv


‘Everest’ Will See Ewan McGregor Scale a Mountain With ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Doug Liman

Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain above sea level, has been the subject of several movies and documentaries, including a star-studded but mostly forgettable 2015 film about the 1996 disaster that claimed eight lives. But Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is now set to make his own Mount Everest film – the not-exactly-creatively-titled Everest – and Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge), Sam Heughan (Outlander), and Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Shazam!) ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Everest, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Cruise, Mount Everest, True Story, Mark Strong, Sam Heughan, Richard Dreyfuss, Mallory, Action/Adventure, Doug-Liman, Ewan-McGregor, Liman, Sheldon Turner


‘Dr. Death’ Trailer: The Shocking True Crime Podcast About the Surgeon From Hell Becomes a Peacock Series

Doctors take a Hippocratic Oath to uphold ethical standards and not willingly harm their patients. But that didn’t stop former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch from maiming several of his patients, and killing two others. The scary story of Dr. Duntsch was chronicled in the Wondery podcast Dr. Death, and now the story has become a Peacock series, too. The series tracks Duntsch’s rise, crimes, and downfall – as well as the system that protected him for far too many years. Joshua Jackson, Grace G...
Tags: Peacock, Television, True Story, TV Trailer, Dr. Death, Joshua-Jackson


Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series ‘The Watcher’ Will Terrorize Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale

The Watcher, a new Ryan Murphy Netflix series inspired by creepy true events, has found its leads. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will star in the series as a married couple who move into the dream home – only to then start receiving disturbing letters from someone calling themselves The Watcher. And as strange as this all sounds, it actually happened – to a married couple living in Westfield, New Jersey. Deadline has the scoop that Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will star in The Watcher, ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Bobby Cannavale, Ryan Murphy, Naomi Watts, True Story, Murphy, Boulevard, Westfield New Jersey, Cannavale, The Watcher, Ryan Murphy Netflix, The Watcher Naomi Watts, Westfield New Jersey Deadline


Betty Gilpin is No Longer in ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ But She Did Master Her Ann Coulter Impression

Betty Gilpin, who has quickly become one of those performers who is great in pretty much anything, was supposed to play infamous right-wing ghoul Ann Coulter in the upcoming season of American Crime Story that focuses on the Bill Clinton impeachment. But even though most info for the upcoming show still lists Gilpin as part of the cast, the GLOW star has revealed she’s no longer involved with the project. But she can still do a good Ann Coulter impression in case anyone is in dire need of that....
Tags: Television, Movies, Senate, Hillary Clinton, United States, Bill Clinton, American Crime Story, Sarah Paulson, True Story, Beanie Feldstein, Hyde, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, J Simpson, Monica Lewinsky, Little Rock


‘The Secret History of Hollywood’ Podcast is Becoming a Movie – Here’s Why This is Cool News

I stumbled across Adam Roche‘s The Secret History of Hollywood podcast back in 2017, and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Roche has explored different Hollywood figures over the course of multiple seasons, painting incredibly vivid pictures of people like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, James Cagney, and more through highly entertaining, immersive narrative episodes which are all heavily researched and wonderfully performed. Roche writes, narrates, and produces each of t...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Cary Grant, America, Adaptation, Sherlock Holmes, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Warner Brothers, True Story, Walt Disney, Laeta Kalogridis, Kalogridis, Roche


‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Transforms Into Infamous Televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker

If you’re familiar with Tammy Faye Bakker, it’s probably because of all the salacious headlines and gossip that circulated around the televangelist and her husband Jim Bakker back in the 1980s. After creating a religious media empire, a sex scandal sparked by Jim Bakker brought everything tumbling down, sending them both into a highly publicized tailspin. Now their story is being told with a mix of comedy and drama in a new film from Michael Showalter (The Big Sick). Take a look with the first ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, Fox Searchlight, Andrew Garfield, True Story, Jerry Falwell, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Hacksaw Ridge, Michael Showalter, Vincent D Onofrio, Cherry Jones, Tammy Faye, Tammy Faye Bakker


‘She Said’ Will Let Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan Take Down Harvey Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein scandal sent shockwaves through Hollywood when The New York Times broke the story in 2017 – not necessarily because of the sexual nature of the crimes Weinstein allegedly committed, but because a high-powered producer was actually being forced to suffer consequences in an industry that often looked the other way. Now the story of Weinstein’s downfall is coming to the big screen in a new movie from Universal Pictures. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in negotiations to play ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Keira Knightley, Casting, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Universal, Steve McQueen, Carey Mulligan, True Story, Colette, She Said, Maria Schrader, Weinstein


‘Aline’ Trailer: This Unofficial Céline Dion Biopic Can Use Her Songs But Not Her Name

Meet young Céline Dion. Or, actually, meet Aline Dieu. She’s a musical prodigy with the voice of a songbird, who was plucked out of obscurity from her hometown of Quebec, Canada, and goes on to become an international superstar. It’s a story that will sound familiar to fans of Canadian songstress Céline Dion, with a soundtrack that will sound even more familiar — it’s full of some of Dion’s most beloved and famous songs. But the musical romance Aline is about some woman named…Aline. Yes, that’s...
Tags: Movies, Drama, David Bowie, Movie Trailers, True Story, Telluride, Todd Haynes, Judy, Dion, Celine Dion, Rene Angelil, Quebec Canada, Aline, Sylvette, Renee Zellwegger, Célion Dion


‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Finds Jessica Chastain Looking Unrecognizable as the Fallen Televangelist

This fall will bring the story of scandalous televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in a new biopic starring Jessica Chastain. The Eyes of Tammy Faye will chronicle the inspiring rise and traumatic fall of the woman who created the wildly successful Christian news program The PTL Club with her husband Jim Bakker before a sex scandal destroyed their empire. The first photos from the movie have surfaced, and Jessica Chastain truly looks almost unrecognizable as the public figure. Tammy Faye Bakker Mo...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Drama, Christian, Fox Searchlight, Disneyland, Andrew Garfield, True Story, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Michael Showalter, Bakker, Tammy Faye, Jessica Hahn, Tammy Faye Bakker, PTL Club


Miles Teller Replaces Armie Hammer in ‘The Offer’, the Paramount+ Series About the Making of ‘The Godfather’

The Offer, a Paramount+ limited series about the making of The Godfather, has a new cast member. Miles Teller is set to play producer Al Ruddy, replacing Armie Hammer. Hammer was originally cast in the part, but left in the wake of sexual assault allegations. The Offer is actually one of two different projects that are covering the making of the iconic, Oscar-winning film. There’s also a movie on the way called Francis and the Godfather. Deadline is reporting that Miles Teller has replaced A...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Jake Gyllenhaal, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Francis, Rudy, Oscar Isaac, Robert Evans, Armie-Hammer, Al Pacino, Paramount, True Story, Barry Levinson, Mario Puzo


‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Special Episode Trailer: The True Crime Story Isn’t Done Yet

I’ll Be Gone In the Dark, the excellent true crime docuseries based on Michelle McNamara‘s book, has one more story to tell. HBO will air an additional special episode of the series, an episode that promises to bring “shocking new revelations to light.” McNamara had been doing extensive research into a serial killer known as the Golden State Killer for years, and was in the process of writing a book on the subject when she died of an accidental overdose in 2016. Her book was finished using her ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, California, True Story, McNamara, Oak Park, Lombardo, Oak Park Illinois, TV Trailer, Michelle McNamara, Josh Koury, Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone In the Dark, Joseph James Deangelo, Liz Garbus Elizabeth Wolff Myles Kane


‘Super Pumped’: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Former Uber CEO in Showtime Anthology Series From ‘Billions’ Creators

When you see the words Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Super Pumped in the same headline, it might be reasonable to assume the Inception actor is making a sequel to his 2013 movie Don Jon, which saw him star as a muscle-bound lughead who is struggling with a porn addiction. But I regret to inform the Don Jon stans out there that you’ll just have to keep waiting, because Super Pumped is not, in fact, a sequel to that movie. Instead, it’s a new anthology series from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Ocean, Showtime, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, True Story, Mike Isaac, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Isaac, Gordon Levitt, Don Jon, Corman


Cher is Ready to Turn Back Time with a Biopic from the Producers of ‘Mamma Mia!’

Following the success of recent music biopics such as Rocketman about Elton John and Bohemian Rhapsody about Freddie Mercury and Queen, and the upcoming movies about Elvis Presley and Whitney Houston, Universal is working on another showbiz story focused on the multi-hyphenate diva Cher. The Hollywood Reporter has news on the Cher biopic in the works at Universal. The project will reteam Cher with Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman. As for scripting duties,...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Universal, Cher, Ringo Starr, Ringo, Eric-Roth, True Story, Eastwick, Mamma Mia, Sonny Bono, Forrest Gump, Moonstruck


‘Chain Saw Confidential’ Movie Will Be a Dark Comedy About the Making of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

The story of the making of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is being turned into a dark comedy. Kirk Shaw’s Ambitious Entertainment and Yvette Yates Redick and Shaun Redick’s Impossible Dream Entertainment are teaming to turn the book Chain Saw Confidential, which was written by original Leatherface actor Gunnar Hansen, into a film. Tobe Hooper‘s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an iconic horror film that seemed like something genuinely subversive and terrifying when it arrived in the 1970s. The ...
Tags: England, Comedy, New York, Movies, Horror, Cannes, True Story, Hansen, Hooper, Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Shaun Redick, Kirk Shaw


‘Respect’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in the Biopic Due Out This Summer

It’s been a hot second since we had a musician biopic, so here comes Respect. Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in the film, which follows Franklin’s “career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.” Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only Aretha Franklin-based dramatization we’ve had this year. In March, Cynthia Erivo played the Queen of Soul in the anthology series Genius: Aretha. Now, there’s a new Respect trailer, and you can watch it b...
Tags: Movies, Aretha Franklin, Respect, Movie Trailers, Mary J Blige, Berkeley, MGM, True Story, Hudson, Black, Forest Whitaker, Wilson, Jennifer-Hudson, Franklin, Tommy, John Hammond


‘Immigrant’: Kumail Nanjiani Will Star in Hulu Series About the Founder of Chippendales

Kumail Nanjiani is using his recently acquired swole-ness to star in the Hulu limited series Immigrant. Nanjiani will play Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the creator of the male stripper dance troupe Chippendales. Chippendales rocketed Banerjee to fame and fortune, but he also was later caught up in a criminal scandal and went on to plead guilty to attempted arson, racketeering, and murder for hire. Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for Immigrant, an 8-episode limited series created by Robe...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, India, Los Angeles, Hulu, Immigrant, Dev Patel, True Story, Tonya, Robert Siegel, Rajiv Joseph, Craig Gillespie, Cruella, Kumail Nanjiani


‘Dr. Death’ Trailer: Joshua Jackson is a Killer Surgeon in Peacock Limited Series

How does one earn the nickname “Dr. Death”? By being a neurosurgeon whose gross malpractice resulted in the deaths of two patients and the maiming of over 30 over the course of two years. In the upcoming limited series Dr. Death, Peacock will tell the horrifying real story of Christopher Dunstch, who earned the nickname after being convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a history of willful malpractice. Joshua Jackson takes on the role as the “sociopathic” surgeon in the limited series. ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Dallas, Jackson, Alec Baldwin, True Story, Peacock, Joshua-Jackson, Plainville, Christopher Duntsch, Jennifer Morrison, TV Trailer, Hernan Lopez, Wondery, Duntsch


Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin Join Watergate Drama ‘Gaslit’ at Starz

Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin have boarded the cast of Starz’s upcoming Watergate drama series, Gaslit, described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. The respective stars of Legion and Glow will join an ensemble that already includes Sean Penn and Julia Roberts. The Wrap reports that Gilpin and Stevens have both joined the Gaslit cast to play “infamous” couple Mo and John Dean, the “young duo who were wrapped up in the political scandal while...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, White House, Julia-Roberts, Starz, John, Armie Hammer, Skull Island, Joel Edgerton, Dan Stevens, True Story, Mitchell, Political, Sean-Penn


Robert De Niro to Star in ‘About My Father,’ Based on Stand-Up Comic Sebastian Maniscalco’s Life

Robert De Niro is set to play standup comic Sebastian Maniscalco‘s dad. De Niro has been tapped to star in About My Father, an upcoming comedy loosely based on Maniscalco’s life, set during a weekend in which Maniscalco clashes with his old-school Italian immigrant dad. Variety reports that De Niro has joined the cast of About My Father as Maniscalco’s dad Salvo, who disagrees with Sebastian’s plan “to propose to his all-American girlfriend, prompting Salvo to insist on crashing a weekend wi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Disney, Tom Hanks, Robert-De-Niro, Depth of Field, Paul Weitz, True Story, Martin Scorsese, Laura, Sebastian, Salvo, De Niro, James Myers, Nathan Kahane


Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Direct COVID-19 Movie ‘The Premonition’

Does anyone actually want a non-documentary movie about the COVID-19 pandemic? I honestly don’t know, but Hollywood seems to think the answer is “yes.” The latest entry in a growing line-up of pandemic-based movies is The Premonition, which is based on the book by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have come on board to direct the pic, which tracks the “early days of COVID-19 and those U.S. heroes who tried to warn against the dangers of underestima...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cdc, China, Adaptation, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Michael Lewis, True Story, Miller, Trump, Wolverines, The-Premonition


‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone Star in Martin Scorsese’s Latest

Martin Scorsese is hard at work on Killers of the Flower Moon, and the first image from the film has just arrived. Based on a true story and the book by David Grann, the film chronicles a series of murders that targeted the oil-rich Osage Nation in the 1920s. Certain Women breakout Lily Gladstone plays Mollie Burkhart, one of those wealthy members of the Osage nation, while Leonardo DiCaprio plays her husband, Ernest Burkhart. Here’s our first look at Killers of the Flower Moon, courtesy of...
Tags: Apple, Images, Texas, Movies, Molly, Fbi, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Vanity Fair, Paramount, True Story, Martin-Scorsese, Gladstone, DiCaprio, Great Plains


‘Fatherhood’ Trailer: Kevin Hart Tries to Raise a Daughter on His Own, Will Probably Make Us Cry

Normally when you see Kevin Hart‘s name attached to a movie, it’s pretty much a guarantee that things are going to get loud and silly. That’s actually what I expected from the upcoming movie Fatherhood, which Sony Pictures sold off to Netflix earlier this year. But now that the first Fatherhood trailer has arrived, it’s clear that this will not only be one of Kevin Hart’s more reserved efforts, but it actually looks rather touching and charming. Fatherhood Trailer Fatherhood finds Kevin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Netflix, Adaptation, Kevin-Hart, Movie Trailers, Sony Pictures, Barry, Fatherhood, Paul Weitz, True Story, Liz, Matt, Maddy, Madeline


‘Pam and Tommy’ First Look Photos: Lily James and Sebastian Stan Are Almost Unrecognizable as the Famous Duo

Towards the end of last year, we got the surprising news that Cinderella star Lily James and Captain America franchise co-star Sebastian Stan were taking the leads in Pam and Tommy, a new series from Hulu about famous couple Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. It was an unexpected leap for both of the actors, but we’re even more floored by the Pam and Tommy first look photos that series co-star Seth Rogen posted to social media this weekend. Lily James and Sebastian Stan are almost unrecognizable. ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, America, Annapurna, Seth-Rogen, Cinderella, Hulu, True Story, Lily James, Motley Crue, Tommy-Lee, Pamela Anderson, James Weaver, Pam, Tommy


‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Thomasin McKenzie to Play Olympic Gymnast Kerri Strug in ‘Perfect’

Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug became an American hero overnight thanks to her gold medal-winning final vault at the 1996 summer Olympic games. The story took the nation by storm, and now it will be told on the big screen in Perfect, a new film that will be directed by Olivia Wilde (Booksmart). After an extensive search for a young star to take the lead role, the filmmaker has chosen Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie to vault into the “intimate and unflinching portrait of grit and determination.”...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Sports, Fox Searchlight, Olivia Wilde, True Story, Don, Wilde, Riverstone, Kerri Strug, Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford, Bela Karolyi, Thomasin McKenzie, Riverstone Pictures


‘Halston’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor is a Foul-Mouthed Fashion Designer in the New Ryan Murphy Netflix Series

Genius or hack? Legendary fashion designer Halston navigates that minefield in Ryan Murphy‘s latest Netflix project, Halston, a limited series starring Ewan McGregor as the fashion titan and LGBTQ icon. And according to the first official trailer, he’s also got quite a mouth on him. Watch the Halston trailer below. Halston Trailer Ewan McGregor stars in the Netflix limited series as fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, an icon of the ’70s and ’80s fashion scene, and whose status as gay...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Ryan Murphy, Ewan-McGregor, True Story, Alexander, Murphy, McGregor, Kelly Bishop, Halston, Ratched, TV Trailer


‘The Staircase’ Series Casts Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson

The Staircase has found its Kathleen Peterson in Toni Collette. Collette joins Colin Firth in the HBO Max limited series, which is based on the true crime docuseries of the same name. The series tells the story of Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen. Peterson’s defense team argued that Kathleen’s death was an accident caused when she fell down a narrow, dark staircase in the couple’s home. Deadline is reporting that Toni Collette is joining The Staircase cast a...
Tags: Movies, Casting, North Carolina, True Story, Colin Firth, Christine, Peterson, Campos, Cohn, Kathleen, Alford, Antonio Campos, Michael Peterson, Toni-Collette, Kathleen Peterson, The Staircase