“The Lego Movie” was released earlier this year and went on to be the first major blockbuster of 2014, grossing $461 million worldwide. A sequel for the movie, directed by Chris McKay, has also been set.
Pau Brunet and Jana Díaz Juhl at L.A.-based Amplitud have boarded Federico Cecchetti’s sophomore feature “Journey to the Land of the Tarahumara,” produced by Edher Campos at Mexico’s Machete Producciones in co-production with Yanick Letourneau’s Quebec-based Périphéria (Juan Andrés Arango García’s “V-500”) and Thierry Lenouvel’s Paris-based Cine-Sud (Rubén Mendoza’s “Wandering Girl”). Mexico’s Eficine production fund [...]
Shari Redstone is emphatic: ViacomCBS has plenty of resources and the scale to compete in the new world order for media giants. “We absolutely have enough scale,” Redstone said Friday morning during her Q&A held as part of the Paley Center for Media’s International Council Summit in New York. “We have an incredible library. We [...]
LOS CABOS, Mexico — Gaston Pavlovich, producer of “The Irishman,” has swooped on two prime IPs, “El Juicio” (The Trial”), a privileged-access account of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s New York court case, and “Los Narcos Gringos,” a portrait of U.S. drug runners. The two non-fiction works are both written by Washington-based Jesus Esquivel, whom Pavlovich [...]
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) sat down for a chat for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” For more, click here. Charlize Theron enters this year’s Oscar race with “Bombshell,” a docudrama about the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. Theron plays a morally complicated Megyn Kelly, suffering the personal consequences of becoming [...]
Not to be buried among the week’s other Taylor Swift news, the singer has released her recording of the song she wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber “Beautiful Ghosts,” which will be heard over the end credits of “Cats” upon its release Dec. 20. Hers is one of three versions of “Ghosts” that will be heard [...]
Leading French actress Juliette Binoche is set to attend the fourth edition of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao as a talent ambassador. She is expected to be the subject of an on-stage conversation event and also attend the special presentation of “The Truth,” Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first film set outside Japan and not in [...]
Sky Italia is backing its first English-language movie, an innovative Ireland-set chiller working-titled “Shadows,” starring Saskia Reeves (“Luther”) and young British talents Mia Threapleton (“A Little Chaos”) and Lola Petticrew (“A Bump Along the Way”). Production just wrapped near Dublin on this “elevated genre film,” as director Carlo Lavagna describes it. The Sky Italia original [...]