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26.05.2023 - 07:59 / deadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Shining Vale, American Crime Story: Impeachment) and Geza Rohrig (Son of Saul) have joined the spy thriller Fog of War from Yale Entertainment.
We understand filming has just wrapped on the project. Also starring are Jake Abel (Malignant, Walker), Briana Hildebrand (Deadpool Lucifer), and John Cusack (High Fidelity, Love & Mercy).
Michael Day (Clawfoot) is directing from a screenplay by Luke Langsdale. Producers are Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Michael Day, and Scott Levenson. Jodie Lazar is Executive Producer. Great Escape is handling world sales. The project was presented to buyers at the recent Cannes Market.
Set during WWII, the pic follows an injured American pilot Gene (Abel), and his OSS agent fiancée Penny (Hildebrand), who retreat to a remote estate in Massachusetts to visit her extended family (Cusack and Sorvino). Unbeknownst to Penny, the OSS has recruited Gene to spy on the family and the surrounding community, including Belgian immigrant Viktor (Gehrig), as top-secret documents related to the D-Day Invasion have been stolen and an enemy mole is somewhere nearby, preparing to turn these plans over to the Axis Powers.
“We’re thrilled at the chance to work with Mira, who we’ve admired in this business for years. And we were so happy to work with Geza as well, as we have a mutual friend in Hungarian filmmaker Janos Szasz, and were so impressed by his past performances in Son of Saul and other films,” said Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions in a joint statement.
Mira Sorvino is repped by APA and Circle of Confusion.
Geza Rohrig, who just wrapped Terrence Malick’s forthcoming pic The Last Planet alongside Joseph Fiennes, Mark Rylance, and
She’s hiring! Angelina Jolie is looking for creators.
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the famed writers, directors and producers who have thus far shard two Emmys, two PGA Awards, two WGA Awards, a USC Scripter Award and a Golden Globe, will add another prize to their mantels, having been tapped to receive the Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting at the 30th annual Austin Film Festival.
Taylor Swift was joined by Ice Spice and Jack Antonoff last night (May 26) as the ‘Eras’ tour hit New Jersey – see what went down below.Friday also saw Swift drop a new deluxe version of her 10th album ‘Midnights‘, titled ‘Midnights (Til Dawn Edition)’, featuring an Ice Spice remix of ‘Karma’ among other tracks.To close out the first of multiple nights at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium, Swift was joined by the New York rapper to give a live debut of the new version of the song.Earlier in the show, the ‘surprise’ segment of the set saw Antonoff join Swift for a tour debut of ‘Getaway Car’.See footage of both performances below.Fans attending the East Rutherford shows on Swift’s ‘Eras‘ tour will be able to purchase a special edition CD which includes a never before heard ‘Midnights’ vault track called ‘You’re Losing Me’.Elsewhere in recent days on the ‘Eras’ tour, Swift appeared to defend a fan from a security guard during her Philadelphia show last weekend.During Swift’s performance of her 2014 hit ‘Bad Blood’ the singer paused mid-song to address a security guard.“She’s fine! She wasn’t doing anything!” she said, before yelling “Hey, stop!” two more times while simultaneously continuing to sing the lyrics.Meanwhile at an earlier ‘Eras’ tour show in Nashville, a Taylor Swift fan who failed to get a ticket for her show has revealed he became a security guard to get into one of her concerts.
Vanessa Hudgens has her next Hollywood project lined up. She’ll co-star the action spy-thriller “The Black Kaiser,” which is a sequel to the film “Polar.”Vanessa Hudgens‘ new documentary explores her ‘witchy awakening’Zac Efron just followed Vanessa Hudgens on InstagramVanessa Hudgens says she is thinking about eloping with Cole Tucker: ‘I’m lost’Variety reports that the project will have her reteaming with Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the lead role. “The Black Kaiser” is a comic book adaptation that follows a hitman that uncovers a deadly conspiracy.
From the rugby field to the palace! Former pro athlete Mike Tindall became a member of the royal family after his wedding to Zara Tindall (née Phillips).
Manori Ravindran Executive Editor of International It’s (finally) official: Prime Video has greenlit Season 2 of “Citadel,” with Joe Russo set to direct the entire season. The first season of the spy drama, which premiered in April, had a number of directors attached, including Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Jessica Yu and Newton Thomas Sigel. On Season 2, however, it will be solely Joe Russo on directing duties, with David Weil returning as showrunner. Prime Video has also revealed that its big-budget original — which stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and features Lesley Manville and Stanley Tucci — is its second most-watched new original series outside the U.S. behind “Rings of Power” and its fourth most-watched program worldwide.
Peter Caranicas Deputy Editor Entertainment Lawyer Hillary Bibicoff, who has over the years repped such clients as James Cameron, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Nichols, Robert Towne, “How I Met Your Mother” and “Mom” producer-director Pam Fryman, and “The Power of the Dog” producer Tanya Seghatchian, is joining Beverly Hill firm Pierce Law Group. She moves there after more than a decade at boutique law firm Holmes Weinberg. Prior to that, she was a partner at Greenberg Glusker for a dozen years, arriving there after handling business and legal affairs at LIVE Home Video and then Rysher Entertainment. Bibicoff specializes in talent deals. She also handles production legal for live events, which have included the last two Democratic National Conventions and the most recent Presidential Inaugural Events, as well as seven Super Bowl pre-game and half-time shows.
The Country Music Association documentary “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair” will feature exclusive interviews with Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Wynonna Judd and more, releasing July 5 on Hulu.The original documentary will tell the story of CMA Fest, the world’s largest and longest-running country music festival.The feature-length film will also include exclusive interviews with Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson, Trisha Yearwood among others.“CMA Fest has taken several shapes throughout its storied history,” CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said. “As we step into our 50th year, our hope with this film is to underscore the one thing that has remained with the festival—its heart.
Joe Otterson TV Reporter Amazon Prime Video has ordered the spy thriller “Butterfly” to series with Daniel Dae Kim set to star and executive produce. Variety exclusively reported that the series was in the works back in February. Amazon has given the show a six-episode order, but production will not commence until all guild negotiations have been resolved. The show is based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Arash Amel, written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone. It was originally released by BOOM! Studios in 2015. Per the official logline, the series centers on “David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.”
Friendly exes! Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum reunited to support their daughter, Everly, at a recent dance competition.
Harry Styles, Wet Leg, RAYE and more all won at this week’s Ivor Novello Awards – see the full list of winners below.At Thursday’s (May 18) ceremony in London, Wet Leg’s Hester Chambers and Rhian Teasdale were honoured as Songwriters Of The Year, with the judging panel describing their style as “fresh, unapologetic and direct, with surprising melodies that demand attention.”RAYE, meanwhile, won Best Contemporary Song for ‘Escapism’, which she also performed on the night, while Styles won the Music Most Performed Work award for ‘As It Was’.72 individual songwriters and composers from Britain and Ireland were nominated for the 2023 Ivors, and songwriting partnerships with Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon, and Cleopatra Nikolic (known artistically as Cleo Sol) and Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover lead the way, with three nominations each.Best Album nominees included Arctic Monkeys’ latest effort, ‘The Car’, as well as Little Simz’s ‘No Thank You’, Fontaines D.C.’s ‘Skinty Fia’, but the award went to Sault’s ‘11’.Elsewhere, Charli XCX won the Visionary Award and Sting was awarded Academy Fellowship.See the full list of award winners below.Academy FellowshipSting Best Album’11’ Written by Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, Jamar McNaughton, Cleopatra Nikolic and Jack Peñate Performed by SAULT Published in the UK by Copyright Control and Sentric Music Best Contemporary Song‘Escapism’ Written by 070 Shake, RAYE and Mike Sabath Performed by RAYE and 070 Shake Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Best Original Film ScoreDon’t Worry DarlingComposed by John Powell Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing Best Original Video Game ScoreMario + Rabbids Sparks of HopeComposed by Gareth Coker, Grant Kirkhope and
EXCLUSIVE: Caitríona Balfe, Rachel Brosnahan And Laurence Fishburne are joining Rami Malek in 20th Century’s thriller Amateur. Slow Horses helmer James Hawes is directing.
The CW has landed the U.S. rights to eco-thriller drama The Swarm, which comes from Game of Thrones exec producer Frank Doelger.
EXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Pictures (Air) Yale Entertainment, and Post Film have partnered to produce a new thriller titled Barron’s Cove, starring Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, X), and Hamish Linklater (The Big Short).
Eddie Marsan and Morfydd Clark (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Saint Maud) have signed on to join Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (His House) in Uncle, a revenge thriller directed by Joe Marcantonio (Kindred).
Ana de Armas is not stopping any time soon. The actress, who took a brief break from acting to visit her native Cuba, is back in the spotlight, landing a coveted role in the film “Origin of Species.”Ana de Armas’ emotional arrival in Cuba: Watch the teary-eyed reunionAna de Armas surprises a fan in a restaurant in CubaAna de Armas’s fun birthday celebration in Cuba: WatchA post shared by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl)Deadline reports that De Armas joins a stacked and award winning cast that includes Jude Law, Daniel Brühl and Alicia Vikander. “Origin of Species” will be directed by Ron Howard and is described as a survival thriller with a “darkly comic” edge, telling a story from two different perspectives.
A ray of sunshine! Princess Kate was a vibrant sight as she attended a Mental Health Awareness Week event in England on Tuesday, May 16.
George and Amal Clooney stepped out in style for the 2023 Prince's Trust Awards, put on by and TKMaxx & Homesense, at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England.The 62-year-old Oscar-winning actor and the 45-year-old barrister walked the red carpet hand-in-hand as they smiled for the cameras. Amal looked stunning in a chic jumpsuit that she paired with a black belt.
seemed like a lesson learned. However, Chris McKay’s “Renfield,” subjective critical opinions notwithstanding, seemed to play like a refurbished Dark Universe flick, complete with superhero-ish fantasy action sequences, an abundance of mythmaking and a plot that served as a loose origin story for how Dracula’s familiar, played by Nicholas Hoult, became a damsel-rescuing good guy.Newton has been around since “Bad Teacher” in 2011 and “Paranormal Activity 4” in 2012.
Angelique Jackson Universal’s upcoming monster thriller, directed by Radio Silence, has added to its buzzy cast, with Kathryn Newton (“Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania,” “Big Little Lies”), Angus Cloud (‘Euphoria”), and Will Catlett (“A Thousand and One,” “Constellation”) signing on for the film. The trio join Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens and Kevin Durand in the yet-to-be-titled movie, which is set for release on April 19, 2024.