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Ridley Scott’s ‘Gucci’ Crime Drama Starring Lady Gaga Picked up By MGM

MGM was the first studio to announce a major theatrical release delay due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and, even as the entire industry grinds to a halt amid the ongoing pandemic, continues to be one of the few Hollywood studios still making major deals. As MGM’s new film chairman Michael De Luca hires executives and reshapes the company, the studio has picked up Ridley Scott‘s true crime drama Gucci, based on the real-life murder of fashion house head Maurizio Gucci, and is in talks with...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Netflix, James Bond, Lady Gaga, Kevin Spacey, Ridley-Scott, Gucci, MGM, True Story, Scott, Ridley, Christopher Plummer


‘Tiger King’ Sequel on the Way from Investigation Discovery

Everyone is still talking about Tiger King, Netflix’s utterly bonkers docu-series about a group of terrible people. With Tiger King hype at a fever pitch, and rumors of a new episode arriving on Netflix this week, it was only a matter of time before someone else got in on the action. That someone is ID, aka the Investigation Discovery channel. They’re putting together what they call a “definitive sequel” to the Netflix show, titled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic. Before we get...
Tags: Movies, America, Fbi, Netflix, True Story, Joe, Carole, Don Lewis, Baskin, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe, Tiger King, Doc Antle, Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic


Stay the Heck Inside and Read This Unmade Spike Lee ‘Jackie Robinson’ Script

Despite what some gibbering blowhards might tell you on twitter dot com, you should really stay the heck inside right now. I know it’s inconvenient, I know it’s frustrating, I know everyone just wants this to be over. I get it! But for now, please – stay inside. And if you need something to occupy your time indoors, Spike Lee is here to help. The filmmaker decided to do the right thing and help quarantined folks by uploading his unmade Jackie Robinson script for all to read. Inside. Where it’s ...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Sports, Spike-Lee, True Story, Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Malcolm X, Lee, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Dat, Scott Alexander, Chuck Russell, Da Brooklyn Dodger Truth Ruth YA, Word of the Lee


‘Genius: Aretha’, Starring Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul, Postponed to Later This Year

Two years after Aretha Franklin‘s death, Hollywood is looking to immortalize the Queen of Soul in two separate projects. And after one of them, MGM’s feature film called Respect, was pushed into an awards season-friendly date last week, National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha has been postponed until later in the year. Respect, the feature film debut from The Walking Dead and Jessica Jones director Liesl Tommy, stars Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, the incredibly gifted singer w...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Aretha Franklin, Broadway, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, MGM, True Story, Hudson, Jessica Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha, Cynthia Erivo, NatGeo, Queen of Soul


‘Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story’ Trailer: Amanda Peet is a Homicidal Housewife

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And Betty Broderick may be one of the most famous real-life woman scorned. Dirty John, Bravo’s true-crime series based on the podcast of the same name about the twisted tale of con artist John Meehan, is back with a new criminal and a new network. Under USA, Dirty John has been rebranded a true-crime anthology series, with convicted murderer Betty Broderick as the central figure in the second season, as played by an absolutely unhinged Amanda Peet. Watch ...
Tags: Usa, Television, Movies, Drama, America, John, Oprah Winfrey, True Story, Christian Slater, Usa Network, Dan, Peet, Linda, Broderick, Betty, Amanda-Peet


MGM Pushes Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ For Awards Season Christmas Release

Finally, a piece of release date news that’s not a depressing coronavirus-related delay. MGM is pushing the release date of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the powerful-voiced singer, for Christmas Day, with the intention of propping it up as an awards season contender. The film was originally set to arrive in October. Deadline reports that the “mind-blowing” dailies of Jennifer Hudson’s performance as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic Respect have ins...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Aretha Franklin, Respect, Martin Luther King Jr, MGM, True Story, Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Dinah Washington, Jennifer-Hudson, Tituss Burgess, Release Dates, James Cleveland, Liesl Tommy, Franklin Marlon Wayans


‘Bad Education’ Trailer: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and a Bunch of Long Island Accents

Hey, do you like schools, scandals, and actors doing their best Long Island accents? Then you’re going to want to check out Bad Education, a new HBO film featuring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. Based on a true story, Bad Education follows a school superintendent who tried to cover up an embezzlement scandal, with less-than-ideal results. Watch the Bad Education trailer below. Bad Education Trailer In the early 2000s, school superintendent Frank Tassone ended up getting arrested – a m...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Hugh-Jackman, Movie Trailers, Bad Education, Long Island, True Story, Frank, Annaleigh Ashford, Tassone, Allison-Janney, Cory Finley, Hugh Jackman Allison Janney, Frank Tassone, Frank Tassone Hugh Jackman, Pam Gluckin Allison Janney


‘Tiger King’ Updates: Kate McKinnon Starring in TV Adaptation, Joe Exotic Lawsuit, and John Finlay’s New Teeth

Everyone is talking about Tiger King, Netflix’s incredibly weird and wild docu-series focused on Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner convicted of ordering the contract killing of an animal rights activist. Now, as more and more people are clued in to the show, updates are trickling out about the figures involved. First: news that slipped through the radar last year, but will likely catch everyone’s attention now: Kate McKinnon is supposed to star in a TV adaptation of the story, playing Carole Bask...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, True Story, Elizabeth Holmes, Joe, U S Department of Interior, Kate McKinnon, McKinnon, Finlay, Baskin, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, John Finlay, Joe Exotic Baskin, Tiger King


‘The Great’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning Are Russian Royals in Your ‘Favourite’ New Historical Satire

Helen Mirren played a sexy Catherine the Great in her later years in HBO’s steamy miniseries last year, but Elle Fanning will be lending the Russian ruler a satirical edge in the upcoming Hulu comedy series The Great. Watch The Great trailer below. The Great Trailer If the trailer’s acerbic dialogue, outrageous debauchery, and a foppish Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter reminds you of Yorgos Lanthimos’ pitch-black period piece The Favourite, that’s because The Great is created, written an...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Russia, Oscar, Armando Iannucci, Hulu, Helen Mirren, Catherine, True Story, Peter, Nicholas Hoult, Holt, Elle-Fanning, Hoult


‘Mrs. America’ Teaser: Rose Byrne and Cate Blanchett Battle Over Women’s Empowerment

Rose Byrne and Cate Blanchett get ready to do battle in the latest Mrs. America teaser — over the issue of women’s empowerment, and over potential awards buzz for their performances as opposing activists Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly, respectively, in the Dahvi Waller‘s limited FX series set to debut on Hulu. Fittingly, the new teaser is set to the famous “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” which declares that “women’s time has come.” But not if Blanchett’s conservative activist Phyllis Schlaf...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, White House, America, Elizabeth Banks, Rose-Byrne, Hulu, Cate-Blanchett, FX, Sarah Paulson, True Story, Gloria Steinem, Alice, Uzo Aduba, James Marsden


Contest: Enter to Win Digital Copies of ‘Bombshell’, ‘Judy’, ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘A Simple Favor’, and ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

In honor of Women’s History Month, Lionsgate has given us digital download codes for movies featuring some of the studio’s favorite leading ladies, and we’re passing them along to you. You could always use more things to watch during this time of self-isolation, right? Read on to find out how to win copies of Bombshell, Judy, The Hunger Games, A Simple Favor, and The Spy Who Dumped Me. One lucky winner will win a bundle prize containing a digital download code for each of these films. To ente...
Tags: Comedy, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, The Hunger Games, Anna Kendrick, Adaptation, Fox News, Paul Feig, Contests, Mila Kunis, True Story, Judy, Blake, Charlize Theron


‘Just Mercy’ with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Hits Digital Purchase and VOD Rental Earlier Than Planned

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was made available for digital purchase earlier than planned last weekend, and Birds of Prey and The Gentlemen recently followed suit with an early digital purchase available for each movie starting next week. Now Warner Bros. Pictures is adding the dramatic true story Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, to the growing roster of early home video releases. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the Just Mercy digital release yesterday, so it’s avai...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Alabama, Jamie-Foxx, Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers, True Story, Michael B Jordan, Walter, Bryan, Skywalker, Warner Bros Pictures, Bryan Stevenson, Home Video, Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang Chi


HBO Max’s Julia Child Drama Finds a New Lead to Replace Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack was all set to play famous author and chef Julia Child in an upcoming HBO Max pilot, but since she left the project, the show needed a new cook in the kitchen. Now the fledgling streaming service has found a new star for the show. Get the details below. British actress Sarah Lancashire (Coronation Street, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) will step in to replace Cusack as the lead role in HBO Max’s Julia Child TV show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, which is cal...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Meryl Streep, Broadway, Halifax, Isabella Rossellini, True Story, Alice, Julia Child, Albert, Julie, Julia, Sarah Lancashire, Russ


‘Crip Camp’ Trailer: Obama-Produced Netflix Doc Focuses on a Summer Camp That Helped Inspire a Revolution

Crip Camp debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and became a big hit at the fest, winning the Audience Award for documentaries and earning a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating from reviewers. The Netflix film, which is executive produced by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, is a documentary about “a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities” and how its visitors were inspired to fight for civil rights for the disabled in America. Check out the fir...
Tags: Movies, Obama, Documentary, Barack Obama, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Movie Trailers, Russo brothers, True Story, Barack, Woodstock, Indiewire, Variety, America Check, Riz Ahmed, Priya Swaminathan


Ben Affleck Still Wants to Make His Own ‘McMillions’ Movie

HBO is currently in the midst of airing McMillions, a documentary about the McDonald’s Monopoly scam that was almost forgotten about until a Daily Beast article brought it back into the limelight. After the original article broke, nearly everyone, everywhere, thought: “Hey, this would make a good movie!” And while McMillions got to it first, Ben Affleck has also been attached to helm a feature based on the story. So is that still happening in the wake of McMillions? Affleck says he’d still like...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Ben-Affleck, Matt Damon, Disney, Fox, True Story, McDonald, Collider, Affleck, Jerome Jacobson, McMillions, Mcscam


‘Free Solo’ Team to Direct Universal’s Thai Cave Rescue Movie

How many more Thai soccer teams must be rescued from caves before Hollywood has its fill? At least one more. Universal has tapped the Oscar-winning filmmaking team behind Free Solo to helm their Thai cave rescue movie. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, who won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar for their gripping 2018 documentary on rock climber Alex Honnold, are the latest filmmakers to tackle this subject. Deadline reports that Universal and Cavalary Media have hired Free Solo filmma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Thailand, BAFTA, Universal, Dana Brunetti, True Story, Alex Honnold, Phillips, El Capitan, Chin, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Jimmy Chin, Jon M Chu, Michael De Luca


Eric Bana to Write, Co-Direct, and Star in Movie About Motorcycle Racer Mike Hailwood

There was a time in the 2000s when Hollywood seemed hellbent on making Eric Bana the next big thing. But the Australian actor has shrugged off those expectations and settled into the next phase of his career, most recently playing the title character on the TV series Dirty John. Now he’s found his next project, and it’s one he’s obviously passionate about: he’ll write, co-direct, and star in a film based on Mike “The Bike” Hailwood, a British grand prix motorcycle racer who was once considered ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, David, Ferrari, Ducati, Ford, Judd Apatow, Deadline, True Story, Mike, Connolly, Bana, Robert Connolly, Eric-Bana


Eric Bana to Star in Mike “The Bike” Hailwood Biopic

Eric Bana Set to Write, Star and Co-Direct Mike “The Bike” Hailwood Biopic Eric Bana is going all in a biopic based on the life of Mike “The Bike” Hailwood. According to Deadline, the actor will write, star and co-direct the film alongside Robert Connolly, having acquired the rights via his Pick Up Truck Pictures and Connolly’s Arenamedia company. RELATED: Candyman Teaser & Poster Released Ahead of Trailer on Thursday Per the report, the film will focus on “the life and spectacular comeback ...
Tags: Movies, News, Film, David, Ducati, Biopic, Director, True Story, Mike, Connolly, Bana, Robert Connolly, Eric Bana, ComingSoon, Movie News, Hailwood


Charles Murray to Write Sammy Davis Jr. Film for Paramount

Charles Murray to Write Sammy Davis Jr. Film for Paramount According to Deadline, Paramount is moving ahead with its biopic on the life of Sammy Davis Jr., and has tapped Charles Murray to pen the script based on sources such as the singer’s 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr., which was written by the famous artist and Jane and Burt Boyar. RELATED: Chris Evans in Talks to Play Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors Film Murray is known for his work on muscular dramas such ...
Tags: Movies, News, Davis, Lionel Richie, Frank Sinatra, Biopic, Chris Evans, Paramount, True Story, Project, Murray, Luke Cage, Jane, Sammy Davis Jr, Davis Jr, Mike Menchel


‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’ Trailer: Octavia Spencer is a Female Millionaire

How many self-made female millionaires are there in America? And how many of them have had prestigious limited series made about them? Only a handful, at best. But Netflix is adding to that number with Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars as the title character of Self Made, a limited series which tells the story of America’s “first self-made female millionaire.” Watch the Self Made trailer below. Self Made Trailer Octavia Spencer alre...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, America, Netflix, True Story, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, J Walker, TV Trailer, Nettie, Madam C J Walker, Tiffany Haddish, Self Made, Life of Madam C J Walker, Life of Madam C J Walker Spencer


Ed Helms and Randall Park Are Teaming Up to Host NBC’s Hybrid Comedy ‘True Story’

Sometimes life gets stranger than fiction, and Ed Helms and Randall Park will prove just how much with the new NBC comedy series True Story. A hybrid scripted and unscripted series, True Story will follow Helms and Park’s hosts as they interview people who have had unbelievable real-life experiences, while a team of performers re-enact their stories. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Helms and Randall Park will be the hosts for a hybrid scripted and unscripted comedy series at NBC that...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Australia, Park, Ed, Randall, True Story, Ed Helms, Helms, Randall Park, Hamish Andy, Host NBC, Meredith Ahr


Exclusive ‘Bombshell’ Clip: Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron Want to Expose the Culture of Abuse

Bombshell wasn’t quite as explosive as its makers would’ve hoped, landing in theaters in December not with a bang but with more of a quiet poof of air. However, there was enough wind under Bombshell’s sails to garner stars Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie acting nominations at the Oscars as well a hair and make-up win. But as the Jay Roach-directed dramedy gets ready for its home video release, Theron and co-star Nicole Kidman are speaking up in a behind-the-scenes featurette about the importa...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Nicole-kidman, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Margot Robbie, True Story, Video Clips, Kidman, Charlize-Theron, Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson, Jay Roach, Theron, Bombshell


Netflix Nears $25 Million Deal to Buy Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne-Starring Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne have got the cure for true-crime fatigue, and it is the upcoming serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. Chastain and Redmayne are attached to star in Tobias Lindholm‘s (The Hunt) English-language directorial debut The Good Nurse, based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Netflix is nearing a deal to buy the rights of the thriller in one of the biggest sales deals to come out of the Europ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Casting, Berlin, Netflix, Thriller, Eddie Redmayne, Newark, Darren Aronofsky, True Story, Redmayne, Chastain, Cullen, Tobias Lindholm


‘Bad Education’ Trailer: Hugh Jackman Tries to Cover Up a Scandal

Based on a true story, Bad Education involves a student reporter who uncovers an embezzlement scandal at the Roslyn School District, in Long Island. Hugh Jackman plays the superintendent of the district who attempts to set things right – via a cover-up. Needless to say, things get messy. Allison Janney and Ray Romano co-star in the feature, which is headed to HBO. Dig the trailer below. Bad Education Trailer In the early 2000s, respected school superintendant was arrested in an $11.2 mi...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Hugh-Jackman, Movie Trailers, Bad Education, Allison-Janney, Long Island, True Story, Frank, Ray Romano, NY Mag, Tassone, Cory Finley, Roslyn School District, Vanity Fair Bad Education, Frank Tassone Hugh Jackman


Randall Park, Ed Helms to Host Hybrid Alternative-Scripted Series ‘True Story’ for NBC

Ed Helms and Randall Park are attached to co-host a hybrid scripted-alternative series titled “True Story” at NBC. The hour-long show has received a six-episode order. It is based on the Australian series “True Story with Hamish & Andy.” In the series, everyday Americans sit down with Helms and Park to share their most extraordinary […]
Tags: News, Nbc, True Story, Ed Helms, Helms, Randall Park, Hamish Andy, Randall Park Ed Helms


Watergate Drama From Producer Sam Esmail Will Star Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, and More

Homecoming‘s Sam Esmail is bringing another podcast to television. He’ll executive produce Gaslit, a drama that focuses on the “untold stories and forgotten characters” of Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. The series is based on the popular podcast Slow Burn, which debuted in 2017, and the TV adaptation has lined up an impressive cast: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton are all set to star. Deadline brings word about the adaptation, which will have Robbie Pickering (Mr...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, White House, Fbi, Julia-Roberts, Adaptation, Joel Edgerton, True Story, Penn, Nixon, Watergate, John Mitchell, Martha, Julia


‘Cus and Mike’ Casts Anthony Hopkins as Mike Tyson’s Trainer

Anthony Hopkins is going to train Mike Tyson…sort of. Hopkins is set to play Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus and Mike, a new film about Tyson’s meteoric rise, directed by Nick Cassavetes. D’Amato adopted Tyson after the boxer’s mother died and then trained him over the next few years. Both Martin Scorsese and Bruce Willis were both attempting to get a film about D’Amato made in the past, and D’Amato was portrayed by George C. Scott in the HBO movie Tyson. Deadline has the news about Antho...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Mike Tyson, True Story, Anthony, Anthony-Hopkins, Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Martin Scorsese, Mike, George C Scott, Evander Holyfield, Tyson, Amato, D'Amato


‘Dream Horse’ Trailer: Toni Collette’s Horse Was Born to Run

Every so often, a movie comes along that feels as if it’s been plucked from another era, discovered among a pile of film canisters from twenty years before. Such is the case with Dream Horse, a new family-friendly sports drama starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis that follows their attempts to get a small town racehorse to compete against the elite equestrians of Wales in a nationwide competition. If you’re looking for a new sports movie that feels like a throwback to something from the 1990...
Tags: Movies, Wales, Sports, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, Damian Lewis, True Story, Lyn, Toni-Collette, Dream Horse, Bleeker Street, Euros Lyn


Netflix Developing ‘Cocaine Hippos’, a Movie About What Happened to Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Zoo Animals

I don’t know about you, but when I see the words “cocaine” and “hippos” next to each other, I pay attention. And when the context is that a major company is developing a movie called Cocaine Hippos, I perk up even more. So Netflix certainly has my attention with its new upcoming comedy, which, oddly enough, is based on a true story. In the 1980s, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar demanded that a group of exotic animals be brought in to populate the grounds of his estate as part of his own...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, America, Colombia, Netflix, Paramount, True Story, Columbia, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Fowler, Adam Goodman, Jermaine Fowler, Cocaine Hippos


Baz Luhrman’s ‘Elvis’ Biopic Adding Rufus Sewell as The King’s Father

Elvis Presley has been prominently featured in a number of films, ranging from the horror comedy of Bubba Ho-Tep to the meeting of Elvis and Tricky Dick in Elvis & Nixon. But there hasn’t been a definitive biopic about the man who was dubbed the King of Rock and Roll. That’s about to change with Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrman tackling the musician’s life, and another name has just been added to the film’s cast. Rufus Sewell (A Knight’s Tale, The Man in the High Castle) has joined the Elvis b...
Tags: Movies, Drama, The Beatles, America, Tom-Hanks, Elvis Presley, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elvis, Warner Brothers, True Story, Elvis Nixon, Vernon, Gladys, King of Rock, Tricky Dick, Moulin Rouge