Scott Rudin

Mega-producer Scott Rudin is seemingly about to do something few Hollywood bigwigs have ever had to do: suffer consequences for his actions.

The Oscar-winning producer, whose credits include films like No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Social NetworkUncut Gems, and many more, has announced that he is “stepping back” from his upcoming film and streaming projects after The Hollywood Reporter published a piece detailing his violent, abusive behavior toward multiple co-workers. Read More »

the social network sequel update

The Social Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and a lot has changed in the world – and the world of Facebook – since the film’s release. Since then, the social media giant has only gotten worse, becoming a kind of petri dish for insane conspiracy theories and election meddling that has significantly weakened American democracy. And Mark Zuckerberg, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg as kind of a harmless jerk in the movie, has only grown more reviled for his actions, and inactions. This has lead many to suggest a Social Network sequel is in order, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has said in the past that he’s up for it. Now, as Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 gears up for release, he’s repeating his desire to return to the world of Facebook – on one condition: director David Fincher has to return as well.

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The Humans movie

Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT), and he’s arguably as well-known for his theater work as he is for his movies. Now he’s combining those two mediums and producing a film adaptation of the Broadway play The Humans, and he’s secured an excellent cast to star. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead), and more are on board. Keep reading to learn about the story and who else is involved. Read More »

the social network sequel

Facebook has been in the news frequently in the last few years, and not for good reasons. With all the behind-the-scenes turmoil at the online social media and social networking service company, many have suggested it might be time for a sequel to David Fincher‘s The Social Network. And according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, it might happen. Sorkin recently confirmed that he himself thinks there should be a sequel, and that Social Network producer Scott Rudin has brought the subject up as well. Perhaps Jesse Eisenberg should get his hoodie and flip-flops ready again.

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Annihilation behind the scenes

Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina follow-up Annihilation, adapted from the first book in Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, looks incredible. But behind-the-scenes, one of the film’s producers has been concerned that Garland’s adaptation might be too intelligent for average moviegoers to grasp some of the film’s weirder, more complicated elements. The Annihilation behind-the-scenes issues have resulted in an unprecedented deal with Netflix.

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Doug Liman directing Jumper

Update: THR’s Borys Kit says that IT director Andy Muschietti is on the studio’s list to replace Liman. The original story follows below.

Justice League Dark has lost another high-caliber filmmaker. Liman, who also dropped out of 20th Century Fox’s Gambit, is following in Guillermo del Toro‘s footsteps and moving on from the DCEU film. Another project of his, Chaos Walking, got the green light, so a scheduling conflict arose.

Below, learn more about Liman’s vision for Justice League Dark and what’s next for him.

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Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson comedy

For the past five years, Mindy Kaling has been writing a pretty good role for herself with The Mindy Project. She’s been keeping busy with the Hulu comedy, but lately, she’s been lining up some high-profile acting gigs, including Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time and Gary RossOcean’s 11 spinoff Ocean’s 8. The actress, writer, and producer has just created another impressive job for herself: co-starring in a movie with Emma Thompson.

Below, learn more about the new Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson comedy.

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‘Groundhog Day’ Musical Coming to Broadway in 2017

Groundhog Day

Update: It’s official: the Groundhog Day musical will open on Broadway at the August Wilson Theater on April 17th 2017, with a start date for previews announced. Casting has also not been announced but Variety expects Andy Karl to reprise the Bill Murray role which has earned him raves in the UK.

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Fences First Look

Denzel Washington is not only reprising the role of Troy Maxson from August Wilson‘s hit stage production of Fences, but he’s also directing the adaptation. Washington starred in the play on Broadway back in 2010, and with his feature film, he’s directing a script written by Wilson himself. Also returning to their roles from the 2010 production are Viola DavisMykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley, Henderson, and Russell Hornsby, and we have a first look at the Fences movie.

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denzel washington

It’s been almost a decade since Denzel Washington has directed a feature film, which is a bit of a shame, since his two directorial efforts, Antwone Fischer and The Great Debaters, showed he’s capable of far more than acting. After starring in August Wilson‘s Fences on Broadway, the actor has decided to return to the director’s chair and bring Wilson’s story to the big screen.

Get the latest updates on Washington’s Fences adaptation, including new stars and a new studio home, below.

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