Could Titans and Doom Patrol air first on DC Universe and then go to HBO Max the next day? What did Marc Guggenheim have to do to get Ezra Miller as The Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths? Ready for the 80th anniversary of The Joker with a 100-page commemorative issue? When and where will Spider-Man 3 be shooting? What comic book movie does Karen Gillan want to direct? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is hitting theaters next month, continuing the story of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Once the Clown Princess of Crime, the Suicide Squad character has cut ties with the Joker, and it somehow may have made her even crazier. But it’s all good, because she has a new girl gang to keep her company and deal with Ewan McGregor as the latest dude to give her troubles. And based on the recently released Birds of Prey soundtrack trailer, they’ll have some real bangers to keep the hype train moving along. Read More »
Reese Witherspoon is quickly becoming a major player in the TV realm, and she’s following up her AppleTV+ series The Morning Show with another streaming series called Little Fires Everywhere. This one has some serious Big Little Lies energy to it, with Witherspoon playing the matriarch of a rich, seemingly idyllic family who finds herself at odds with a mysterious new neighbor, played by Kerry Washington.
Check out the intense new trailer below, in which someone tries to burn Witherspoon’s character alive. In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, “boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.” Read More »
Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent.
Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. Read More »
Steve Martin and Martin Short are currently touring with their two-man comedy show, but the legendary performers and former Three Amigos co-stars have yet another reunion on the horizon. During the Hulu panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, the streaming service announced that Martin and Short will star in an untitled true crime comedy series. Get the details below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Fred Topel
This week, Billie Eilish announced that she is writing and performing the song for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die. Hans Zimmer was also confirmed to write the score. Zimmer was on a Television Critics Association panel for the nature docu-series Seven Worlds, One Planet, for which he also provided the score. After the panel, he spoke with reporters about upcoming projects.
Find out how Zimmer is going to work with Eilish, how he hooked up with the Bond producers, and how far along he is on the score. You can hear Zimmer’s Seven Worlds, One Planet starting January 19 on BBC America.
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Fans of The Fighter and American Hustle will be happy to hear that director David O. Russell is reteaming with Christian Bale for a big new movie that is being put together at New Regency as part of their overall deal with 20th Century Fox, which is now situated at Disney. Read More »
Looks like Don’t Breathe 2 is finally moving forward – with a new director. While original filmmaker Fede Alvarez is still on board as producer and co-writer, he’s handing directorial duties to Rodo Sayagues, who co-wrote the first film. Stephen Lang will return as the surprisingly deadly Blind Man, although plot details are still a mystery.
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The off-Broadway musical adaptation of Sing Street at the New York Workshop Theatre carries on the starry and head-banging spirit of John Carney’s 2016 indie hit. The stage script is adapted and expanded by Enda Walsh, who also penned the Tony-winning stage musical treatment for Carney’s Once.
It’s 1982 in Dublin, Ireland and the family of 16-year-old Connor (a stellar Brenock O’Connor) is among those caught in the waves of economic despair. To conserve their savings, his parents (Amy Warren and Billy Carter) pluck Connor from a fee-required private school and place him into a free Catholic school on Synge Street where he is singled out by a bully (Johnny Newcomb) and the austere headmaster, Brother Baxter (Martin Moran). Later, he spies 18-year-old Raphina (Zara Devlin), an aspiring model, posing coolly against the wall with her flashing sunglasses. On the fly, he forms a band so that she may model in his music video and she happily tags along. Raphina is the catalyst to find his song, but his band isn’t so much about winning the girl as it is finding an outlet for malaise.
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Hey, remember The Merovingian? The weird vampire (I think?) from The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions? Well, he’s back. Lambert Wilson, who played the character, is reportedly in negotiations to appear in The Matrix 4, the mysterious new sequel being directed by Lana Wachowski. In other Matrix 4 casting news, Eréndira Ibarra, who worked with Wachowski on Sense8, is now part of the team as well.
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