Jack Huston & Emilia Clarke To Star In Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’ – Cannes

Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke have been set to star in Phillip Noyce’s Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. Mississippi Burning scribe Chris Gerolmo is penning the script of the thriller, which is now heading for a production start date this month.
Sierra/Affinity will launch international sales the upcoming Cannes market, while Gersh will rep U.S. rights.
The book tells the true story of a newly married…

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Defy Media Unveils Series Slate at Newfront Presentation

Defy Media shone the spotlight on some of the 30 new series to join its roster of original programming at its Newfronts presentation Tuesday in Manhattan. The slate is intended to invigorate the digital content powerhouse’s growing arsenal of brands, including AweMe, Smosh and Clevver. All together, Defy’s brands amass 800 million video views per… Read more »

Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney Confirmed for Desert Trip Festival

The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are among the confirmed headliners at the classic rock festival Desert Trip. The Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will also perform at the three-day music fest, which will be held from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9 in Indio, Calif., at the Empire Polo Club —… Read more »

Tom Harper To Direct ‘The Son’ On AMC

British director Tom Harper (War & Peace) is set to direct the opening episode of AMC‘s straight-to-series drama The Son, from Sonar Entertainment and AMC Studios. The series stars Sam Neill whom Harper directed in the BBC series Peaky Blinders. 
Based on the book by Philipp Meyer, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy wrote the…

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‘Lizzie McGuire’s’ Hallie Todd Starring in Sports Drama ‘The Last Champion’

Hallie Todd has been cast in the family sports drama “The Last Champion,” currently in pre-production at In House Media Film Partners. Todd is best known for her role as Jo McGuire on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” and “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.” She’s starring in Universal’s “American Girl: Lea to the Rescue.” Todd will executive… Read more »

Louis CK hosting de Blasio fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl (watch them together on ‘Horace & Pete’)

Louis CK is hosting a fundraiser for his bud Bill de Blasio mayoral reelection campaign. The event, dubbed “Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Birthday Party w/ Louis CK,” goes down on May 12 at Brooklyn Bowl

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A-Trak – “Parallel Lines” (Feat. Phantogram)

atrak-parallelA-Trak has teamed up with Phantogram for a new track called “Parallel Lines.” The Fool’s Gold producer has been involved in a number of projects this year, including Rick Rubin’s Star Wars Headspace compilation and a track with San Diego producer that was featured on an FG compilation, while the New York duo … More »

2016 Tony Awards Nominations: 9 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

In some ways, the 2016 Tony Awards nominations shook out exactly as expected, with “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop-culture phenomenon, dominating the conversation. But the May 3 announcement still provided plenty of plot twists for the theater industry to chatter over. Here are the nine biggest snubs and surprises: 1. SNUB: Audra McDonald and the Tony… Read more »

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Sets Fandango Record for Advance Ticket Sales

Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has generated a record in advance ticket sales for online ticket seller Fandango with more than 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales. “Civil War” has surpassied “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Avengers.” “With an ‘Avengers’-sized ensemble cast, stellar advance reviews, the introduction of a new… Read more »

SXSW Pic ‘Rainbow Time’ Lands At The Orchard

The Orchard has acquired worldwide theatrical and ancillary distribution rights to Linas Phillips’ Rainbow Time, the drama executive produced by the Duplass brothers that bowed in March at SXSW. Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Artemis Pebdani, Jay Duplass and Tobin Bell starred in the pic, about a mentally challenged 40-year-old man named Shonzi (Phillips) who is sent to live with his brother Todd ( Sharp). When Shonzi develops a crush on Todd’s new girlfriend…

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