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If “Castle” is renewed for Season 9, the ABC drama will be back with Nathan Fillion. Fillion has closed a deal to return to the long-running police procedural for a potential ninth season, Variety has confirmed. The news comes as “Castle” still sits on the bubble, awaiting a renewal decision. However, sources have said for quite some… Read more »
“The Angry Birds Movie” is set to get a theatrical release in China on May 20. giving it it a day-and-date outing with North America.
Disney and LucasFilm have found their new Han Solo. “Hail, Caesar!” thesp Alden Ehrenreich has been tapped to star in the “Star Wars”-universe standalone movie revolving around Han Solo, sources tell Variety. Deadline Hollywood first reported that Ehrenreich was the frontrunner to land the role, and sources have now confirmed that he’s set to play… Read more »
Xi talks up trade and cultural cooperation between China and the U.S. ahead of Disney Shanghai theme park opening
A massive public health scandal relating to vaccinations makes China fertile ground for the release of “Vaxxed.”
LMN has acquired “The Night Stalker,” starring Lou Diamond Phillips and “Scandal” actress Bellamy Young, Variety has learned. The network will premiere the film on June 12. The movie will also compete at the New American Cinema competition at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 4. “The Night Stalker” was the name given to… Read more »
Tom Hooper will direct and produce a movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” for Universal and Working Title. Producers are Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title along with Debra Hayward and Hooper. Hooper teamed with Universal and Working Title for the 2012 movie adaptation of “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman, Russell… Read more »
It took a village to keep “Horace and Pete” under wraps until Louis C.K. was ready to raise the curtain on his self-financed drama series. M. Blair Breard, C.K.’s producing partner, spoke about the origins of “Horace and Pete” on Thursday during her appearance at Variety‘s Entertainment and Technology Summit in Manhattan. The 10-episode drama series… Read more »
The madness of metrics, the ins and outs of engagement, the explosion of new media platforms and the evolution of talent deals in the digital arena — all of these topics and more were dissected Thursday by a wide range of participants in Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit. The daylong gathering at Manhattan’s Intercontinental Barclay… Read more »
The New York Drama Critics Circle has named family drama “The Humans” the best play of the season, with “Shuffle Along” taking the award for musical. That’s a big win for Scott Rudin, the busy producer who brought both those Tony-nominated titles to Broadway. Voted on by a group of New York-based theater critics, the… Read more »