Sony in Talks for ‘Slender Man’ Horror Movie

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to produce and distribute a “Slender Man” movie, based on the supernatural character who stalks, abducts and traumatizes people. Exclusive worldwide rights to the intellectual property “Slender Man” have been acquired by Mythology Entertainment in partnership with Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment for all platforms including motion… Read more »

Idris Elba in Talks to Star in Aaron Sorkin Directorial Debut ‘Molly’s Game’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Idris Elba is in talks to star in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game.” Chastain is also in talks for the lead role of Molly Bloom, a world-class skier who, after failing to make the Olympics, took a year off before law school and accepted a job as a waitress in Los Angeles. She put… Read more »

Cannes: Steve Gleason Documentary for Sale

The Exchange has acquired international sales rights to the documentary “Gleason” and will launch sales at Cannes, Variety has learned exclusively. “Gleason” centers on former NFL player Steve Gleason, who revealed in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disclosure came five years after Gleason… Read more »

Reteam Of Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody & Charlize Theron Has A Name And A Financier

Bron Studios has come aboard to co-produce and finance Tully. This is the motherhood-themed movie Deadline first broke last month that will be a reteam between director Jason Reitman, screenwriter Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron who previously worked together on 2011’s Young Adult.
The new comedy centers on Marlo (Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a…

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Digital Tracking: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set to Overtake ‘Batman v Superman’

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in… Read more »

Local News Interviews Man Who Read A Book At A Beyoncé Concert

Local News Interviews Man Who Read A Book At A Beyoncé ConcertBeyoncé took Lemonade and her massive Formation World Tour to Raleigh, NC’s Carter-Finley Stadium on Tuesday. But not all audience members were enthralled by the performance — during the show, concertgoer Michelle Gardner was walking down from section 11 when she spotted an elderly man in a folding chair intently reading a … More »

‘Tiger Hunter’ and ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Win Big at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 32nd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival gave top prizes to two films directed by women: L.A.-based Lena Khan’s “The Tiger Hunter,” which won the grand jury prize for narrative feature; and the top winner in the docu category, Nanfu Wang’s “Hooligan Sparrow.” “Tiger,” which marks Khan’s feature-directing debut, also won three other… Read more »

Judge Close to Throwing Out Sumner Redstone Case

Just as the much anticipated trial over Sumner Redstone’s mental capacity got underway on Friday, Judge David Cowan suggested he was close to dismissing the case. Cowan said he relied heavily on Redstone’s videotaped testimony, in which he strongly said he wanted his former health agent, Manuela Herzer, out of his life. Herzer is suing… Read more »

Sumner Redstone Trial: Judge Says He’ll Consider Dismissal Sought By Mogul’s Lawyers Over The Weekend

4th UPDATE, 3:39 PM:  The trial over who controls Sumner Redstone’s health care could be over on Monday, according to the L.A. Superior judge in charge.
This afternoon, lawyers for Redstone want the trial over who is in charge of his health care tossed out on the first day. “Everyone agrees …that Manuela Herzer should not be Mr. Redstone’s health care agent,” said Loeb & Loeb attorney Gabrielle Vidal. “We ask this court to put his protection first and dismiss this now,”…

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