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Martin Scorsese Will Shoot ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ in February 2021

The behind-the-scenes saga of Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon has been a bit of rollercoaster. The pic, based on the true story of a series of murders of wealthy Osage people in the early 1920s, was originally set up at Paramount and was supposed to start shooting in March 2020. Of course, the coronavirus destroyed that March shoot date, and then Paramount got cold feet about the film’s ballooning budget of $200 million. Apple TV+ then swooped in to save the project. Now, the movie...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Fbi, Netflix, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, True Story, Martin-Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro, Tom White, Osage Nation


‘Mangrove’ Trailer: Letitia Wright Rallies the People in the First Movie of Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ Anthology

Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for Mangrove, the first of five films in Steve McQueen‘s highly anticipated Small Axe anthology series, two of which were included in the Cannes 2020 Official Selection. Mangrove, a rousing drama about the protest march of the Mangrove 9, a group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970, was one of those selected for Cannes. See why it received that special distinction with the Mangrove trailer below. ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Drama, Steve-McQueen, Movie Trailers, Cannes, True Story, Mcqueen, Amazon Prime Video, Mangrove, Malachi Kirby, Letitia Wright, Notting Hill west London, Red White, Alastair Siddons


‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Trailer: This Might Be The Best Trailer You’ll See All Year

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party, and how he was betrayed by William O’Neal, a petty criminal forced by the FBI to infiltrate the Panthers and sow discord within Hampton’s movement. Daniel Kaluuya plays Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield is O’Neal, with Shaka King directing in his feature directorial debut and Ryan Coogler producing. And man oh man, is this one of the best trailers you’re going to watch this year. Judas and the Blac...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Fbi, Chicago, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Illinois, Ryan Coogler, Black Messiah, Warner Brothers, True Story, Black, Martin Sheen, Black Panthers, Fred


Darren Aronofsky Developing ‘Boss of the Beach’ TV Series Based on a Wild True-Crime New York Magazine Article

Darren Aronofsky is going to have to shed his signature scarf to make his next project. The mother! director is developing a TV series with Searchlight Television based on the New York Magazine article “Boss of The Beach,” which recounts the crimes of the boss of New York’s lifeguard corps. Aronofsky landed the rights to the Boss of the Beach TV series after a competitive bidding situation with 10 other bidders. Darren Aronofsky is going to finally get some sun with the Boss of the Beach TV ...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, New York City, United States, Adaptation, Fox Searchlight, Darren-Aronofsky, New York Magazine, True Story, Herbert, Stein, Peter Stein, Aronofsky, Edgar Hoover, Searchlight Television


‘One Night in Miami’: Regina King’s Feature Directorial Debut Picked Up By Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to One Night in Miami, Oscar-winning actress Regina King‘s feature directorial debut. The period piece is based on Kemp Powers‘ 2013 play, and tells the story of an epic party in 1964 that involved Cassius Clay (before he was known as Muhammad Ali), activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown. While the movie’s exact release date hasn’t been locked down yet, Amazon says it’s looking to release the film later this year “with an eye to...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Oscar, Adaptation, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, True Story, Damon Lindelof, Corfu, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Southland


Luca Guadagnino Leads Unusual Team-Up With Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to Make a Gay Hustler Epic

In the history of unusual Hollywood combinations, this one may take the cake. Luca Guadagnino, known for arthouse movies like Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria, is teaming up with funnyman duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who gave us raunchy comedy hits like Pineapple Express, to make a narrative film based on the documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. Guadagnino is set to direct this Scotty Bowers biopic, about the legendary bisexual male hustler, while Rogen and Goldberg wil...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Gay, Adaptation, Seth-Rogen, Ryan Murphy, Pineapple Express, True Story, Rogen, Goldberg, Bowers, Scotty, Luca Guadagnino, Evan-Goldberg


Sam Rockwell to Play Country Singer Merle Haggard in New Amazon Movie, Will Do His Own Singing

Sam Rockwell is known for dancing his heart out in many of the movies he’s appeared in over the years. But soon he’ll be belting out the country western tunes of legendary singer Merle Haggard in a new biopic about the man himself at Amazon Studios. Merle Haggard famously went from prison inmate to country western star, a true rags-to-riches story. In fact, Haggard was one of the inmates present during Johnny Cash’s first-ever prison performance at San Quentin State Prison back in 1958, and tha...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Casting, California, US, Oklahoma, George W Bush, True Story, Johnny Cash, Sam-Rockwell, San Quentin State Prison, Amazon Studios, Rockwell, Merle Haggard, Haggard


Adam McKay is Already Developing an HBO Limited Series About the Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine

A coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine hasn’t even been created yet, but Adam McKay is already set to make an HBO limited series about it. The Succession executive producer and director of Vice has optioned the rights to The First Shot, a non-fiction narrative book that chronicles “the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.” And though that race is far from over, the good scientists across the world can at least count on a glossy HBO limited series to tell their story. Deadline reports that Adam ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Atlantic, New York Times, True Story, Adam-McKay, John C Reilly, LA Lakers, McKay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Borrell, Bong Joon Ho, Jeff Pearlman


‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Writers Developing Showtime Drama About the Mafia

More than a decade after HBO’s acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos went off the air, Showtime is developing an hour-long drama series of its own about the mafia – and this new show comes from a former Sopranos writer. Terence Winter, who won four Emmys for his work writing The Sopranos, is writing a series based on the history of organized crime in America, and he’s teaming up with mega-producer Brian Grazer and Goodfellas and Casino writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring it to the small screen. Deadl...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Disney, America, Showtime, Las Vegas, Scorsese, Mafia, Ridley Scott, True Story, Brian-Grazer, Martin Scorsese, Sopranos


‘The Right Stuff’ Cast and Creatives Reveal Clip From Season 1, Talks Plans for Season 2, and More [Comic-Con 2020]

A couple of months ago, we learned that National Geographic was teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company to make NatGeo’s first Disney+ original series: a new adaptation of The Right Stuff, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book. We watched the show’s Comic-Con 2020 panel to hear the cast and creative team talk about their new iteration and reveal the first clip from the series. Here’s what you need to know. The Right Stuff Comic-Con 2020 Panel The Right Stu...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Washington, Disney, Nasa, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, National Geographic, True Story, Comic-Con, Soviet Union, Glenn, Katherine Johnson, Shepard, Tom Wolfe, Mae Jemison


Dave Franco Will Play Vanilla Ice in ‘To The Extreme’

Like it or not, we’re getting a Vanilla Ice biopic. It’s called To the Extreme, and it will star Dave Franco as Robert Matthew Van Winkle, AKA Vanilla Ice, who was something of a big deal in the 1990s, with his song “Ice Ice Baby” ending up the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Unfortunately for Vanilla Ice, it all eventually came crashing down. Speaking with Insider, Dave Franco revealed he’s playing Vanilla Ice in the biopic To the Extreme (which is also the name of Vanilla...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Franco, Dallas, Rob, True Story, Dave-Franco, Robert Van Winkle, Tommy Wiseau, Chris Goodwin, To The Extreme, Vanilla-Ice, Robert Matthew Van Winkle, Phillip Van, Mr Van Winkle


‘The Crown’ Season 5 Won’t Premiere Until 2022, Which Is When the Final Sixth Season Starts Shooting

Netflix recently announced that The Crown was getting six total seasons before bringing the series about the royal family to an end. Funnily enough, The Crown was originally intended to have six seasons from the beginning, but creator Peter Morgan decided to pull it back to five seasons, only to reverse that decision. However, even though it’s great news that there are two more seasons of The Crown in the works, we’ll be waiting quite awhile before they arrive on Netflix. Deadline has learned...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Claire Foy, True Story, Phoenix, Margaret, Peter Morgan, Release Dates, The Crown, Lesley Manville, Imelda-Staunton


‘Man in the Box’: Billy Eichner Wants to Change Who Gets to Play Gay Icons With Paul Lynde Biopic

Cast a straight actor in the role of a gay icon, and they’ll likely get an Oscar for it. But Billy Eichner is looking to change that with his role as groundbreaking TV icon Paul Lynde. Eichner plans to star in Man in the Box, a biopic based on the life of the TV star whose sexuality was well-known, despite never being officially “out.” With this lead role, Eichner hopes to de-stigmatize the casting of queer actors in major LGBTQ roles. Deadline was the first to report that Eichner has been t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Cary Grant, Gay, Billy Eichner, Deadline, True Story, PAUL, McNulty, Lynde, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde, Tab Hunter, Eichner


‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ First Look Photos Show Off the Star-Studded Cast of Aaron Sorkin’s New Movie

Aaron Sorkin‘s next movie as both a writer and director is The Trial of the Chicago 7. The true story follows the infamous 1969 trial of seven men charged by the federal government with conspiracy following the counter-cultural anti-Vietnam protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. What started as peaceful protests turned to a violent clash with police and the National Guard. It’s a story that feels more relevant than ever in our current political and social climate, and t...
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, Molly, Aaron-Sorkin, America, Chicago, Netflix, Paul Greengrass, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Vietnam, Shakespeare, Black Lives Matter, Writers Guild Of America, Civil rights movement


‘Rub and Tug’ Will Now Feature a Trans Actor in Lead Role Instead of Scarlett Johansson; Will Be a Series Instead of a Movie

Scarlett Johansson drew major heat in 2018 when word came out that she would be playing a trans man in Rub and Tug, a feature film intended to reunite the actress with her Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders. After a loud backlash to that casting announcement, Johansson eventually stepped away from the project altogether, and we haven’t heard any updates about its status…until now. Rub and Tug, which tells the story of massage parlor kingpin Dante “Tex” Gill and his run-ins with the mafi...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, Scarlett Johansson, Shell, New Regency, True Story, Pittsburgh, Sanders, Gill, Johansson, Rupert Sanders, Our Lady J, Rub & Tug, Dante Tex Gill


‘Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t’ Trailer: Documentary About the Iconoclastic Comics Creator Heads to SYFY

It takes a certain combination of determination, hard work, and talent to become a luminary in two separate fields, but Todd McFarlane has done it. The comic book creator and toy guru was one of the most lauded comic book artists of the 1990s, wowing readers with his work on Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man and launching his own title, Spawn, under Image Comics, which he helped found. He’s experienced some highs and lows since then, and a Todd McFarlane documentary is set to chronicle it all on ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Syfy, Nbc Universal, Marvel Comics, True Story, McFarlane, TV Trailer, Todd-McFarlane, Todd Mcfarlane: Like Hell I Won't, McFarlane Toys President of Image Comics


The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Right Stuff’ Made Space Exploration Feel Dangerous

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Right Stuff Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: A chronicling of the early days of the United States space program, the film tracks the journey of test pilot Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard) as he breaks the sound barrier for the first time. But the bulk of the movie is devoted to following the “Mercury Seven,” a collectio...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Nasa, Features, United States, Stanley Kubrick, Philip Kaufman, Warner Brothers, True Story, Caleb Deschanel, Action/Adventure, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Right Stuff, The Quarantine Stream, Chuck Yeager Sam Shepard


‘Civil’: ‘American History X’ Director Tony Kaye’s Next Film is a Civil Rights Drama

Nearly a decade after his last feature film, Tony Kaye is returning to the director’s chair to helm the Civil Rights drama Civil. The British filmmaker, best known for his explosive 1998 debut feature American History X, will be directing a script written by Austin Wright and Adam Knox, which follows two men from opposite sides of the racial divide in the 1950s. Deadline reports that Tony Kaye is making his long-awaited return to directing feature films with the Civil Rights drama Civil. Wri...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Chicago, Adrien Brody, True Story, Norton, Civil, Montgomery Alabama, Kaye, Humpty Dumpty, Austin Wright, Tony-Kaye, Adam Knox, Adam Knox Civil, Edward Norton Kaye


‘Feels Good Man’ Trailer: Pepe the Frog Creator Tries to Wrestle His Creation Back from White Supremacists

Pepe the Frog wasn’t always a symbol of white supremacy. It started out as an innocent cartoon character created by artist Matt Furie for an underground comic called Boy’s Club, but he improbably became a meme and was eventually co-opted by the alt-right into a symbol of hatred that was wielded like a weapon in various online forums. Feels Good Man is a documentary about the creation of Pepe, the character’s unlikely journey into a dark corner of the internet, and Furie’s attempt to reclaim and...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, San Francisco, Movie Trailers, True Story, Rogers, Pepe, White Supremacists, Vod, Arthur Jones, Feels Good Man, Furie, Matt Furie, Club Matt


‘Apollo 10 1/2’: Richard Linklater’s Space Age Adventure Will Feature a Combo of Live Action, Hand Drawn Animation, and CGI

Richard Linklater is heading back to 1969 for his next movie. Linklater, the filmmaker behind films like Boyhood and the Before trilogy, is heading to Netflix to direct Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure, which tells the story of the mission to the moon from the perspective of the astronauts and an excited kid who lives near NASA and is watching the whole thing from afar. And since Linklater is no stranger to cinematic experimentation, he’s making the movie with a combination of live-action f...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Nasa, Netflix, Animation, Netherlands, Richard Linklater, True Story, Austin Texas, Houston Texas, Linklater, Minnow Mountain, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure, Danielle Guilbot


‘The Woman King’, Starring Viola Davis, Will Be Directed by ‘The Old Guard’ Filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood

The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood has an exciting project on the horizon. Prince-Bythewood will direct Viola Davis in The Woman King, about a female general leading an all-female military unit in Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The film is inspired by true events, and at one point, Lupita Nyong’o was attached to the project playing the daughter of Davis’ character, but that no longer appears to be the case. Variety reports that Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct The Woman Ki...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Wikipedia, Africa, Davis, Cathy Schulman, True Story, Benin, Variety, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, TriStar Pictures, Anatolia, Nawi, FON, Maria Bello


‘Almost Famous’ Could Have Starred Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical movie Almost Famous. To celebrate the milestone, James Andrew Miller is delivering a limited podcast series called Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty, and it’s already yielding some interesting tidbits looking back at the film. Almost Famous features Patrick Fugit as William Miller, a young aspiring journalist who gets caught up in the world of rock and roll in 1969. During his adventures on tour with a fictional band cal...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Frances-McDormand, Meryl-Streep, Dreamworks, Brad-Pitt, William, Kate-Hudson, Cameron Crowe, True Story, Pitt, Crowe, Stillwater, Trivia, Russell


‘Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia’ Trailer: Netflix Docuseries Details the Mob’s Stranglehold on the Big Apple

To put it mildly, New York City went through a rough stretch in the 1970s. Without getting too far into the complex whirlwind of factors that contributed to the city’s decline – police corruption, a financial crisis, etc. – New York was becoming a playground for organized crime, and five mafia families ruled the boroughs. This era has been dramatized extensively in movies and TV shows in the ensuing decades, and now Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon with its own three-episode docuseries calle...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Documentary, New York City, Netflix, Mafia, Donald Trump, True Story, Rudy Giuliani, Big Apple, Cocaine Cowboys, TV Trailer, American Animals, Brillstein


‘Radioactive’ Trailer: Rosamund Pike’s Marie Curie Fights for Recognition

Rosamund Pike, who garnered awards attention for playing a real person in 2018’s A Private War, is back in Oscar mode with Radioactive, a biopic about the award-winning physicist and chemist Marie Curie. Check out the newest trailer below. Radioactive Trailer Radioactive is directed by Marjane Satrapi, who is best known for co-writing and co-directing the 2007 film adaptation of her acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, which told the story of her childhood in Iran. Satrap...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Harry Potter, Rosamund Pike, Movie Trailers, Ryan Reynolds, Marie Curie, True Story, Persepolis, Damien Chazelle, Radioactive, Marjane Satrapi, Lauren Redniss


‘Tesla’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Electrifies in a Fourth Wall-Breaking Nikola Tesla Biopic

The movie biopic has become so rote that even the word can elicit a sense of nagging boredom. So how do you inject some life into the prestigious, but ultimately by-the-numbers, biographical drama? By hitting it with a little lightning. Tesla stars Ethan Hawke as the groundbreaking inventor Nikola Tesla, whose discoveries in wireless energy would change the world. And with his fourth wall-breaking biopic Tesla, director Michael Almereyda hopes to change our perception of the genre. Tesla Tr...
Tags: Google, Movies, Drama, Tesla, Ethan Hawke, David Bowie, Movie Trailers, Nikola Tesla, True Story, Anne, Michael Almereyda, Hewson, Eve Hewson, Anne Morgan, Thomas Edison Kyle MacLachlan, Almereyda


‘The Crown’ Will Run for 6 Seasons After All

The Crown will keep its Netflix throne for one more season than anticipated. The royal drama series, which was originally slated to run for six seasons before creator Peter Morgan decided to finish with five seasons, is reversing course. Now, The Crown season 6 will be the final season of the Netflix series. Peter Morgan has changed his mind on abdicating The Crown after five seasons. Netflix announced that The Crown will now run for six seasons, allowing the new Queen Elizabeth II, Imelda S...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Prince Harry, Olivia Colman, True Story, Peter, Morgan, Peter Morgan, MEGHAN MARKLE, Cindy Holland, The Crown, Netflix Twitter, Lesley Manville, Netflix UK Ireland


Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to Adapt New York Times’ ‘The 1619 Project’ for Film and TV

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests that are shaking up the current political landscape, Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Lionsgate and Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt Hannah-Jones landmark examination of racism in the U.S., The 1619 Project, for the screen. In 2019, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spearheaded a project for The New York Times Magazine called The 1619 Project that would extensively re-examine the legacy of slavery i...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Lionsgate, Virginia, America, New York Times, Adaptation, Oprah-Winfrey, Black Lives Matter, Oprah, New York Times Magazine, True Story, Nikole Hannah Jones, Hannah Jones, Winfrey, Nikole


‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ Cast Adds Dylan O’Brien Alongside Viggo Mortensen

The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Peter Farrelly‘s Green Book follow-up that reunites him with star Viggo Mortensen, just added another cast member to help out with the titular beer run. Dylan O’Brien is in negotiations to take the lead role in the film, with Mortensen set for a supporting part. O’Brien is known for Teen Wolf and also The Maze Runner franchise, so maybe they should retitle this The Greatest Maze Run Ever instead. Or not. They can do whatever they want, I don’t really care that much. ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Adaptation, Army, Marine Corps, Vietnam, Viggo-Mortensen, True Story, Wolf, Variety, Brien, U S Marine Corps, Mortensen, Donohue, Chick, Dylan O'Brien


‘Candy’ TV Series: Elisabeth Moss to Play a Real-Life Killer in 1980s Texas

Elisabeth Moss, one of the best actresses of her generation, is set to play a real-life killer in a new TV series. In Candy, a limited series currently being developed by Universal Content Productions, Moss will play Candy Montgomery, a Texas woman who murdered her friend Betty Gore with an ax. After breaking into the mainstream with her portrayal of the timid-secretary-turned-eventual-advertising guru Peggy Olson on AMC’s Mad Men, Moss established herself as one of the preeminent performers...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Casting, Amc, Wes Anderson, Hulu, Candy, Alex, NICK, Elisabeth Moss, True Story, Robin, Moss, Scott, Lindsey


‘Borderland’ Cast Includes John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Felicity Jones

Borderland – not to be confused with the video game adaptation Borderlands – has lined-up a very impressive cast. The IRA thriller will star John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Felicity Jones, with the Guard Brothers, who were behind the Tale of Two Sisters remake The Uninvited, set to direct from a script they co-wrote with Ronan Bennett. Deadline has the scoop on the Borderland cast, along with the following synopsis: The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reyno...
Tags: London, Movies, Drama, Casting, Ira, John Boyega, True Story, Jones, Michael, Sas, Asu, Tom, Felicity Jones, Jack Reynor, Public Enemies, Borderland