(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, take a look at the surprisingly deep history of product placement in movies and TV over the decades. Plus, get a refresher on the entire Fast and Furious franchise before F9 speeds into theaters this coming weekend. And finally, check out a roundtable discussion with TV directors such as Zach Braff (Ted Lasso), Rick Famuyiwa (The Mandalorian), and Lena Dunham (Industry). Read More »
Kevin Hart has found his next comedy. The Jumanji: The Next Level star is attached to star in a yet-untitled action-comedy from Broad City alums Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. The film is being developed by Universal Pictures, with Aniello and Downs set to pen the script as well as executive produce.
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Say hello to your friends: Netflix has just placed a ten-episode order for The Baby-Sitters Club, a contemporary adaptation of Ann M. Martin‘s beloved book series about a group of young teen girls who team up to form their own babysitting business. New iterations of characters like Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer are all coming back for stories that will “reflect modern-day issues.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve seen Scarlett Johansson do everything from arthouse sci-fi to indie rom-com to big-budget action over the past few years, but her latest new project, Rock That Body, takes her into still new territory: the R-rated comedy. Luckily, she’ll have some experienced comedy vets on hand to help her out. Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) have just joined Johansson and Zoë Kravitz in Rock That Body, which comes from Broad City writers Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello. Downs (who also plays Trey on Broad City) will co-star, and Aniello will direct. Read More »
There’s good news and weird news. The 21 Jump Street spin-off that Sony is developing with female lead characters just got two great new writers: sisters Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, who have been writers (and eventually producers) on Bob’s Burgers since the show’s beginning. They’ll work on a script for the film, which is among the Sony developments that was announced in the wake of the hacking scandal that brought many of the studio’s raw ideas into the spotlight.
But there are already writers working on the film, and that’s where the weird news comes in. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Update: TheWrap confirms Sony is moving forward with two new 21 Jump Street projects: a female-driven spinoff, and a Men in Black crossover. Original story follows.
First Sony announced an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and then word came out of a male-led one. Now the studio may be going the other way with 21 Jump Street. According to a new rumor, a female 21 Jump Street spinoff is in the works, from Broad City scribes Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. Read all about it after the jump. Read More »