Madonna Biopic to Be Directed by Madonna

Madonna Biopic

The Madonna biopic has found itself a director: Madonna. Yes, the material girl will direct and co-write her own biopic, which is such an unapologetically hubristic move that you have to respect it. Diablo Cody is co-writing the script with Madonna, and the film will presumably follow Madonna’s rise to fame. We really don’t know a whole lot about the approach here – is it going to follow the traditional musician biopic trappings (see: Bohemian Rhapsody), or will it go for something different (see: I’m Not There)? Whatever the case, Madonna says the film will “convey the incredible journey that life has taken [her] on as an artist, a musician, a dancer — a human being.”

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Live-action Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup may be heading back to TV, but in a way you’ve never seen them before: in live-action.

The CW is reportedly developing a live-action Powerpuff Girls sequel series, which takes place years after the events of the Cartoon Network animated show. Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno) is writing and executive producing, and Greg Berlanti, the architect of The CW’s Arrowverse and shows like Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is on board as an executive producer.
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nypd blue reboot 2

The future of TV will be made up of nothing but reboots of old shows, so you might as well get used to it. Case in point: a new NYPD Blue reboot is headed to ABC, featuring the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz. And over at Fox, you can expect a reboot of the ’70s sitcom Alice from Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof. Everything old is new again!

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Barbie movie

Back in 2015, Juno and Tully screenwriter Diablo Cody was hired to pen the script for Sony’s Barbie movie. Except here’s the thing: according to Cody, she never even finished a first draft.

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tully trailer

Charlize Theron is a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown in the Tully trailer.

The Sundance favorite about an exhausted mother of three (Theron) who resorts to hiring a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) has dropped a new trailer.

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tully early buzz

Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman are something of an indie dream team. The duo’s first collaboration produced the sharply funny Juno, which became one of the most over-quoted films in the last decade, and helped catapult Cody and stars Ellen Page and Michael Cera to fame. While their second film together, the bleak and sardonic Young Adult, didn’t quite permeate pop culture like Juno, it established the duo’s easy, whip-smart rapport. Enter Tully, the third collaboration between Cody and Reitman starring Charlize Theron as a worn-out mother on the eve of giving birth to her third child. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to positive buzz, with many critics calling it the duo’s best collaboration yet.

Below, see some of the early buzz for Tully from the Sundance Film Festival.

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Jason Reitman

The Young Adult team of star Charlize Theron, director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are together again for Tully. The comedy features Theron as a mother who forges a unique bond with her new nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis. A Tully trailer is expected to drop any day now, but in the meantime, new Tully first look images offer a glimpse of Reitman’s new film.

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Jagged Little Pill musical

Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill, which has sold over 15 million copies in the U.S. since 1995, is being adapted for the stage. In 2018, the musical from Tony-winning director Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland) and Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Young Adult) will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Below, learn more about the Jagged Little Pill Musical.

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Young Adult

Charlize Theron has had some pretty great roles in her time, but one of her best was in Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult. She was mesmerizing as as selfish and troubled writer Mavis Gary, with help from some sharp dialogue written by Diablo Cody. So it comes as fantastic news to hear the team’s thinking of getting back together again. Theron is reportedly eyeing a new project written by Cody, which Reitman will direct.  Read More »

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Amazon 2015 pilots

Since the fall season has traditionally been when networks debut their biggest new series for the year, Amazon Studios has consistently followed suit by revealing a batch of new pilots, and their slate for the 2015-2016 television season has just been unveiled.

The Amazon 2015 pilots include hopeful new shows from the likes of Shane Black (director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Sacha Baron Cohen (writer and star Borat), Tim Blake Nelson (director of Leaves of Grass and O) and starring talents such as Christina Ricci, Tig Notaro, Terry O’Quinn and more. And as usual, it will be Amazon customers who will watch and provide feedback on these shows to help determine which ones get a full series order.

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