Search Results for: h

Alan McGee Biopic in the Works From ‘Trainspotting’ Writer Irvine Welsh

Read more

A movie based on record executive Alan McGee is in the works with “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh writing the script. Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will handle worldwide sales on the feature film “Creation Stories,” starting next week at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on McGee’s autobiography, “The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and… Read more »

‘Deadpool,’ ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Help Fox Beat Quarterly Revenue, Earnings Expectations

Read more

Powered in part by its introduction of a raunchy, R-rated superhero, 21st Century Fox reported better than expected quarterly earnings Wednesday. The media conglomerate’s 44-cents-a-share earnings topped analysts’ consensus estimate of 39 cents, but fell short of the 47 cents mark of last year. Revenues also exceeded estimates, hitting $7.23 billion — compared to a… Read more »

Vanessa Williams Joins TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Season 3 (EXCLUSIVE)

Read more

Vanessa Williams is joining the third season of TNT’s “The Librarians,” Variety has learned. Williams joins in a recurring role, playing General Rockwell, the tough, brilliant head of the top secret, black ops secret government agency, known as D.O.S.A. Investigating “Statistical Anomalies,” Williams’ character sets her sights on apprehending the Librarians and obtaining the magical artifacts contained in the… Read more »

Brie Larson, Drake and Fred Armisen to Host NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Month

Read more

The 41st season of “Saturday Night Live” will conclude this month with new installments hosted by Brie Larson, Drake and Fred Armisen, NBC announced Wednesday. Larson, coming off an Oscar win for “Room,” will host alongside musical guest Alicia Keys this Saturday. A 15-time Grammy-winning artist, Keys will be joining season 11 of NBC’s “The… Read more »

Timothy Spall Starring in Supernatural Thriller ‘The Changeover’

Read more

Timothy Spall will star in the upcoming supernatural thriller “The Changeover” with Melanie Lynskey, Charlie Heaton and Lucy Lawless. Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt will direct. Radiant Films International will launch sales next week at Cannes and is repping worldwide rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand. Also starring are New Zealand actors Erana James and Stefania LaVie… Read more »

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling in CAA’s Poaching Suit Against UTA

Read more

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge declined to dismiss some of the so-called “inflammatory” portions of CAA’s lawsuit over the defection of agents to UTA last year. She struck punitive damages allegations against UTA, but not against two of the defecting agents, Gregory Cavic and Gregory McKnight. The rulings were the latest developments in litigation… Read more »

Variety Honors ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, 10 Animators to Watch

Read more

The animation industry turned up to celebrate two biz vets and a new class of budding talent at Variety‘s second annual 10 Animators to Watch event Tuesday night at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood. DreamWorks Animations’ Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who most recently directed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” was presented with Variety‘s creative impact in animation award by “Kung Fu… Read more »

Russell Crowe in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

Read more

Universal may have found the next A-lister to join its monster movie universe. Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise, sources tell Variety. While other actors — like Johnny Depp in “The Invisible Man” — will first… Read more »