‘New Jack City’ Reboot In Works With ‘Snowfall’s Malcolm M. Mays Writing   Other

EXCLUSIVE: We are getting word from sources that Warner Bros is rebooting its 1991 neo-noir gangster film New Jack City, and that multi-hyphenate Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays is writing. The original movie, directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Thomas Lee Wright, boasted a star cast that included Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav,
How To Watch The Primetime Emmy Awards Online And On TV   Other

The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for Sunday, with the ceremony to air live from downtown Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Fox beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. The network will also offer the broadcast via authentication at Fox.com and on the Fox Now app. The night will cap off the celebration of the year’s best in TV, after last weekend’s two-night Creative
Kino Lorber Takes In The Dardennes’ ‘Young Ahmed’; Freestyle Digital Media Acquires ‘Immortal Hero’; Gravitas Ventures Lands ‘Doubting Thomas’; More – Film Acquisition Roundup   Other

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Young Ahmed, the latest film from Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne to bow at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Best Director prize this year. The film is having its North American premiere at the upcoming COLCOA French Film Festival in Los Angeles, and it will hit theaters in early 2020, followed by VOD . The
Universal Dates Bob Odenkirk Action Thriller ‘Nobody’ For Next Summer   Other

Universal had already reserved Aug. 14, 2020 on the calendar, and today they announced that the title opening on that date will be the Bob Odenkirk feature Nobody, which is described as John Wick meets Falling Down.  Universal Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell,  the guy you don’t notice.  A suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor. A nobody. When two thieves
Tony Award-Winning Producers Sue Wagner & John Johnson Form Wagner Johnson Productions   Other

Seven-time Tony Award winning producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson announced today the formation of Wagner Johnson Productions, a new venture that will see the longtime collaborators produce and general manage an array of theatrical productions including their current slate of the Almost Famous musical and the full range of Scott Rudin Productions’ theatrical ventures. The
Afton Williamson’s Sexual Misconduct & Racism Allegations Rejected By ‘Rookie’ Producer eOne; No “Inappropriate” Behavior Occurred, Probe Says   Other

Less than six weeks after Afton Williamson revealed on social media that she left ABC’s The Rookie over sexual harassment and racial discrimination incidents, producer eOne today released the results of its investigation to what happened on the Nathan Fillion-starring LAPD drama. “As a result of the independent investigation, we have concluded that those identified
Broadway Takes $29M As Fall Creeps In; ‘Slave Play’, Mary-Louise Parker, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop Improv Arrive   Other

A raft of newcomers and previewers on Broadway’s box office roster kept the industry tally afloat last week, with a total of 29 productions reporting a combined weekly gross of $29,092,571. That’s a 12% jump over the previous week, with total attendance rising a commensurate 13% to 253,685. The figure loses a bit of sparkle, though, when the roster count is considered
‘It Chapter Two’ Balloons Franchise To $1B+ Global; Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Overtakes ‘Basterds’ WW; ‘Downton Abbey’ Serves Up Early $12M Debut – International Box Office   Other

UPDATE; writethru: New Line/Warner Bros’ It Chapter Two had its second reading at the global and international box office this weekend, after screaming to the 2nd highest worldwide opening ever for a horror movie last session. With the sophomore frame’s extra balloons, the franchise has now crossed $1B worldwide. The split on Chapter Two is currently $169.5M overseas
Becki Newton & Michael Urie To Star In Siblings Comedy ‘Fun’ Set At CBS With Big Commitment   Other

Becki Newton and Michael Urie were both fresh-faced twentysomethings when they were cast in Ugly Betty and went on to become the ABC dramedy’s breakouts as the scheming but lovable Amanda and Marc. Primetime-Panic Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders Shutterstock Almost a decade and a half later, Urie and Newton are reuniting to star as brother
‘Game Of Thrones’ House Targaryen Prequel From George R.R. Martin & Ryan Condal Nears HBO Pilot Order   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Hold your dragons, Game of Thrones fans, another prequel of the hugely popular fantasy series is eyeing a green light. I’ve learned that HBO is close to giving a pilot order to a GoT prequel from author and GoT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones