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Kevin James to Star in Netflix Nascar Comedy Series ‘The Crew’

  • The Wrap
Kevin James to Star in Netflix Nascar Comedy Series ‘The Crew’
Kevin James has been tapped as the lead for Netflix’s upcoming multi-camera sitcom “The Crew.” The comedy series takes place in a Nascar garage, where James plays the crew chief.

“When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team,” according to Netflix’s description.

Jeff Lowell, who produced “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Ranch,” will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Jeff Sussman, who worked as a producer on other James projects including “The King of Queens,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “True Memoirs Of An International Assassin” and “Grown Ups,” will executive produce for “The Crew” along with Todd Garner and Matt Summers and Tim Clark for Nascar.

Also Read: Ryan Murphy Sets 'A Chorus Line' Miniseries, Halston
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James Wan’s New Horror Flick Silvercup Has Cast Its Lead

James Wan is the king of modern horror franchises. From Saw to Insidious to The Conjuring, it seems that practically everything the filmmaker touches turns to cinematic gold, and his upcoming film Silvercup looks like it has the potential to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors.

Wan has already cast frequent collaborator Annabelle Wallis in the movie and now, he’s reportedly selected George Young to star alongside her as the male lead. This could be a breakout role for the English actor, too, who hasn’t featured in anything major to this point in his career.

The 39-year-old endeared himself to international audiences in HBO Asia’s 2014 miniseries Grace and recently appeared in the first two parts of an indie film series entitled A Bread Factory. American viewers, meanwhile, may recognize him from The CW’s short-lived drama Containment.

Wallis, on the other hand, is much more familiar
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James Wan's Surprise Horror Movie Gets a Title and a Male Lead

James Wan's Surprise Horror Movie Gets a Title and a Male Lead
James Wan is set to return to the world of horror for his next movie and we finally know what it's going to be called, as well as some details, albeit minor details, regarding the plot. We learned that Wan would be taking a break from the DC universe following the success of Aquaman to do something a bit smaller and back to his horror roots. It's now come to light that his latest endeavor is tentatively titled Silvercup, with George Young cast as the male lead.

According to a new report, the movie we now know as Silvercup will be the first major starring role for George Young. Filming is expected to begin in September. While specific plot details are still very scarce, it's said that the original concept will center on two women who are on the run from a monster. A simple enough premise, to be sure,
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James Wan’s New Horror Film Casts ‘Loudest Voice’ Star Annabelle Wallis (Exclusive)

  • Variety
James Wan’s New Horror Film Casts ‘Loudest Voice’ Star Annabelle Wallis (Exclusive)
Annabelle Wallis, who most recently appeared in Showtime’s Roger Ailes miniseries “The Loudest Voice,” has been tapped to star in James Wan’s top secret horror project, sources tell Variety.

Wan is tackling the movie this fall before he jumps into prep on the “Aquaman” sequel with Jason Momoa at the top of 2020. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps. Wan came up with the story with Ingrid Bisu, and he will produce through the Atomic Monster banner with Michael Clear. Details regarding who will pen the script are still being worked out.

The film, a recipient of the Independent California Film Rebate, is being independently financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, who will retain distribution rights in China. New Line will handle the remaining distribution.

Wallis previously worked with Wan on “The Conjuring” spin-off “Annabelle.” That film became a huge success, grossing over $257 million worldwide from a $6.5 million budget.
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Jeremy Renner - Yes, *That* Jeremy Renner - Released a Song, and Everyone's Confused

Jeremy Renner - Yes, *That* Jeremy Renner - Released a Song, and Everyone's Confused
Jeremy Renner just released a single, and hold up . . . let's pump the brakes, back up, and allow that bonkers sentence to fully sink in for a moment, shall we? Jeremy - y'know, the guy who plays Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame and Jerry Pierce in Tag - is a musician, apparently. The 48-year-old actor willingly thrust himself into the musical spotlight this week when he dropped his own version of Sam Feldt's "Heaven Don't Have a Name," much to the surprise of Marvel fans and, well, the entire world.

Jeremy mysteriously teased the musical project on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday by sharing a 21-second clip of him singing in what appears to be a home studio adorned with colorful disco-ball lights, for whatever reason. The cover quietly made its grand debut on Friday when it hit Spotify in all its Imagine Dragons-like glory.

Related: The Avengers: Endgame Cast Tried
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Zachary Levi Takes on New Line's Spy Guys from the Director of Tag

Shazam star Zachary Levi has lined up his next major role. The rising actor is set to take the lead in a new action/comedy titled Spy Guys for New Line Cinema. This comes from producers Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who make up the comedy trio The Lonely Island. Jeff Tomsic (Tag) is set to direct and, if all goes well, this project is going to be coming down the pipeline sooner rather than later.

According to a new report, New Line is currently in negotiations with Zachary Levi to take on the lead role in Spy Guys. He will be playing a superspy, in the vein of Jason Bourne or Ethan Hunt from the Mission: Impossible movies. The hope is that they can get this movie in production quickly before Levi is needed back in the DC Universe for Shazam 2, which is currently being worked on,
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Jon Hamm Really Wants To Join The Star Wars Franchise

Jon Hamm has shown over the years that he has quite an expansive acting range. He’s won Emmys for his iconic character in Mad Men, cracked up audiences with his parts in Bridesmaids and Tag and starred in hit films like Baby Driver, The Town, Bad Times at the el Royale and more. Still, the acclaimed actor has yet to journey into the final frontier: space. With the release of several new Star Wars films on the horizon though, Hamm’s hoping that he’ll finally be able to land a role in the legendary intergalactic universe.

During a recent interview, fellow Good Omens co-star Nick Offerman revealed that he auditioned for Lord of the Rings years ago. Despite being a huge fan of the original source material, the job ultimately went to someone else. This inspired Hamm to reveal that he’s also long been a fan of
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Jake Johnson Joins ABC’s ‘Stumptown’ Series Opposite Cobie Smulders

  • Variety
Jake Johnson Joins ABC’s ‘Stumptown’ Series Opposite Cobie Smulders
Jake Johnson has been cast in the upcoming ABC drama series based on the graphic novel series “Stumptown,” taking over the role played in the pilot by Mark Webber.

Johnson will star opposite series lead Cobie Smulders. It follows Dex Parios (Smulders), described as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Johnson will play Grey McConnell, Dex’s best friend. The series also stars Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman.

Johnson is best known for his starring role on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,
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James Wan’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ redux to shoot in Australia

  • Nerdly
Based on the fantasy fighting video game launched in 1992, Mortal Kombat has spawned a number of spin-off games and films to become one of the most successful franchises in video game history.

New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated new version will be led by Australian Producer James Wan and award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is also making his feature directorial debut.

Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will commence later this month with production later this year. The film will be shot on Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, utilising local crews and acting talent, with post-production in South Australia’s internationally acclaimed visual effects and post-production facilities. Wan said South Australia would be perfectly suited for the fantasy-action project:

I’m really happy and excited to be bringing another show back to Australia with Mortal Kombat, especially after having such a great experience filming Aquaman. Now we get to experience South Australia
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James Wan-Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ to Shoot in Australia for New Line

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James Wan-Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ to Shoot in Australia for New Line
A new film in the hit “Mortal Kombat” franchise is to begin pre-production this month in Australia. “Aquaman” director James Wan will be producing for New Line Cinema.

Confirmation of the project came Tuesday from Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia; David Pisoni, South Australia’s minister for innovation and skills; and former Village Roadshow executive Greg Basser, who is acting as production consultant.

The current screenplay is by Greg Russo (the upcoming “Highwaymen”). The film will be directed by award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature directorial debut.

Todd Garner also produces, with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins are executive producing.

The video-game adaptation film is expected to use the Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, use Australian crews, and do post-production and visual effects work in the state. Marshall said that “Mortal Kombat” will create an estimated 580 jobs and 1,500 extras employed, along
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Clint Eastwood's Ballad of Richard Jewell Cast and Details

Joseph Baxter Jun 18, 2019

Fact-based drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell appears to be Clint Eastwood’s next directorial effort.

Clint Eastwood may be pushing 90 years old (he turned 89 on May 31), but he’s still got plenty of creative fuel in his proverbial tank; a notion supported by the fact that he’s nabbed his next directorial effort, The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which will focus on the security guard wrongfully accused of attempting to bomb the 1996 Olympic Games.

The onscreen legend and Oscar-winning director, Eastwood, will occupy the director’s chair for the Disney/Fox fact-based drama, The Ballad of Richard Jewell, reported Deadline. The film, based on an article of the same name from Vanity Fair, would see Eastwood work off a script by Billy Ray, who worked on action-horror film Overlord, Tom Hanks-headlined Captain Phillips, film franchise launcher The Hunger Games and served as writer and credited
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Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms to Star in Netflix Police Drama ‘Coffee & Kareem’

  • Variety
Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms to Star in Netflix Police Drama ‘Coffee & Kareem’
Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms will star in the police drama “Coffee & Kareem” for Netflix.

Helms will portray a Detroit cop and Henson will play his girlfriend. He reluctantly teams with her 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal.

Michael Dowse is on board to direct from Shane McCarthy’s script, which was featured on the 2014 Blacklist. Helms and Mike Falbo are producing via their Pacific Electric Picture Co. banner. Sanford Nelson, Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson, and Don Foss are executive producing.

Henson can currently be seen in the gender-swapped comedy “What Men Want.” She next stars opposite Sam Rockwell in “Best of Enemies,” which opens in April. Helms most recently appeared in the ensemble comedy “Tag.”

Pacific Electric Pictures also produced “Corporate Animals,” “The Clapper,” and “The Fake News With Ted Nelms,” which was recently honored with a Writers Guild
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‘Jupiter’s Legacy’: Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels & Matt Lanter Among 7 Cast In Netflix Series

  • Deadline
Netflix has set its lead cast for Jupiter’s Legacy, the superhero epic series from Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) based on the stories by Mark Millar. Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Ben Daniels (The Crown), Leslie Bibb (Tag), Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies\) and Andrew Horton (How to Talk to Girls at Parties) are set to star. Also cast are Timeless star Matt Lanter and Mike Wade (For the People).

Jupiter’s Legacy is among the first slate of series and movies based on the stories of Millar and based on the graphic novels of the same name by Millar and artist Frank Quitely.

The series follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Duhamel plays Sheldon Sampson (The
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Imogen Poots joins Nicolas Cage in Prisoners of the Ghostland

Imogen Poots has signed on to star alongside Nicolas Cage in the post-apocalyptic action horror Prisoners of the Ghostland, which marks the English-language debut of Japanese director Sion Sono.

Prisoners of the Ghostland will see Cage portraying the notorious criminal Hero, “who is sent to rescue an abducted girl (Poots) who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe. They must break the evil curse that binds them and escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland, an East-meets-West vortex of beauty and violence.”

“We are thrilled to have Imogen Poots join Nicolas Cage in Prisoners of the Ghostland,” reads a statement from producers Xyz Films (Mandy). “With Sion Sono at the helm, this suspenseful film will captivate audiences with both its performances and riveting storyline. Hold on to the edges of your imagination.”

Cage has recently spoken about Prisoners of the Ghostland, stating that “it might be the wildest movie I’ve ever made,
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Win Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of Isn’T It Romantic – Stars Rebel Wilson And Liam Hemsworth

From New Line Cinema comes the romantic comedy Isn’T It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth (the “Hunger Games” films), Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra, under the direction of Todd Strauss-Schulson.

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Wilson stars as Natalie, alongside Hemsworth as Blake, a handsome client; Devine as her co-worker and earnest best friend, Josh; and Chopra as Isabella, a model and self-proclaimed yoga ambassador.

Strauss-Schulson directed from a screenplay by Erin Cardillo and Dana Fox & Katie Silberman,
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Domestic Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Disney Paces Record Year

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Domestic Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Disney Paces Record Year
The domestic box office hit $11.9 billion in 2018, up 6.7% over the previous year, and smashing the record $11.38 billion set in 2016. The top three earners — “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Incredibles 2” — all bested 2017’s B.O. champ, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($517 million). Promisingly, in an era of increased entertainment options, more people went to the movies in 2018: Attendance is expected to rise more than 4% over the prior year. Disney took 26% of this year’s market share, outpacing Warner Bros., its closest rival, by more than $1 billion.

Rank Title (Distrib) Domestic B.O. 1. Black Panther (Disney) $700,059,566 2. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $678,815,482 3. Incredibles 2 (Disney) $608,581,744 4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (U) $417,719,760 5. Deadpool 2 (Fox) $318,491,426 6. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch* (U) $266,280,410 7. Jumanji: Welcome … Jungle† (Sony) $235,512,923 8. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Par) $220,159,104 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) $216,648,740 10. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) $213,767,512 11. Venom* (Sony) $213,312,395 12. A Star Is Born* (WB) $199,807,885 13. Aquaman* (WB) $194,359,824 14. Bohemian Rhapsody* (Fox) $189,813,133 15. A Quiet Place
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Oscars’ Music Shortlist: 7 Song and Score Surprises

  • Variety
For many years, Oscar “shortlists” narrowed down the choices in a preliminary round that would eventually lead to the five nominees for original song and score. Academy executives discontinued that practice after the 1979 awards, but have brought it back for the 2018 honors.

It was problematic then and it remains so now. Not everyone agrees that the shortlist concept is a good idea, primarily because it forces music-branch members to see and evaluate dozens of films before the first round of voting in early December. Previously, they had until early January to wade through all those “for your consideration” screeners and CDs.

In May, Academy executives insisted that the shortlist “gives smaller or lesser-known films a better chance to be nominated.” Speculation at the time focused on music from films released in the first half of the year, which have often been ignored in favor of end-of-year releases, generally deemed more “important.
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Oscars’ Scoring Contenders: Short on Diversity, Long on Patriarchy (Guest Column)

  • Variety
Oscars’ Scoring Contenders: Short on Diversity, Long on Patriarchy (Guest Column)
The Wife.” “Eighth Grade.” “Rbg.” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” “Mary Shelley.”

Those are just a few of the 2018 films scored by women, but when the shortlist for best original score was announced last month, all of the 15 scores whittled down by music branch members for the first round of Oscar consideration were composed by men.

“It shows that women are not getting the top films,” says Laura Karpman, a composer (“Paris Can Wait”) and governor of the music branch. “And that there is a continued invisibility.”

Karpman pushed hard for the shortlist — this is the first year since 1979 that the music branch has had one, joining a third of the other branches in the practice — explicitly in the hope that it would widen the field. She feels that if there had been a shortlist last year, Michael Abels (“Get Out”) and Tamar-kali (“Mudbound”) would certainly have been on it.
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Jon Hamm, Ed Harris Joining Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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Jon Hamm, Ed Harris Joining Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman have been cast in Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” for Paramount Pictures.

Oblivion” helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to the 1986 “Top Gun,” from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first film with the late Don Simpson, will produce with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.

This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor. In late May, Cruise posted a photo of himself in front of what appeared to be a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Variety reported on July 3 that “Only the Brave” star Miles Teller had been tapped to play the son of the Goose character and Maverick’s new protege. Goose, the co-pilot to Cruise’s Maverick character in the original,
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'Top Gun' Sequel Adds Jon Hamm and Ed Harris

'Top Gun' Sequel Adds Jon Hamm and Ed Harris
The danger zone is getting a little more crowded.

Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman (son of actor Bill Pullman) have joined Top Gun: Maverick, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Details on their roles are being kept a mystery.

The Tom Cruise sequel is from director Joseph Kosinski, who helmed the star's 2013 sci-fi thriller Oblivion. Other actors already enlisted for the film include Val KilmerMiles TellerJennifer Connelly and Glen Powell

Hamm, known for AMC's Mad Men, recently starred in the action comedy Tag, while Harris' HBO sci-fi drama Westworld wrapped its second season in June. Pullman's credits include ...
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