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Chris Evans in Talks to Play Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors Film

Chris Evans in Talks to Play Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors Film According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans (Knives Out, Avengers franchise, Defending Jacob) is in talks to play dentist Orin Scrivello in director Greg Berlanti’s musical feature Little Shop of Horrors from Warner Bros. The project is based on the 1960 film that was adapted into a Broadway musical in the 1980s before the musical was then adapted into the cult 1986 film starring Rick Moranis. RELATED: New The Way...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Oscar, Evans, Steve Martin, Warner Bros, Chris Evans, Golden Globe, Seymour, Jacob, Little Shop of Horrors, Marc Platt, Greg Berlanti, Audrey, Billy Porter, Orin


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Remake Wants Chris Evans to be a Dentist

Today in wild casting news no one saw coming: Chris Evans is joining the cast of the Little Shop of Horrors remake. But the former Captain America isn’t being courted to play lead loser Seymour. Instead, the film wants Evans to play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello, a role made famous by Steve Martin in the 1986 Frank Oz-directed Little Shop of Horrors. Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are also being sought after as the leads, while Billy Porter is signed to voice man-eating plant Audrey II....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Evans, Steve Martin, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Musical, Chris-Evans, Roger Corman, Captain America, Remakes, Martin, Seymour, Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors, Greg Berlanti


Dee Dee Myers Stepping Down as Warner Bros. Communications Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

Dee Dee Myers is stepping down as executive vice president of worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros., Variety has learned. Her decision ends a five-year run at the studio for Myers, who joined the company after a distinguished career that included a stint as White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton’s […]
Tags: News, White House, Bill Clinton, Warner Bros, Myers, Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros Variety, Warner Bros Communications


How Directing ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Gave Caity Lotz More ‘Empathy’

Last year, in addition to starring in the CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Caity Lotz participated in the 2019 Warner Bros. Television Group Directors’ Workshop. All of the graduates of that program went on to receive offers to direct episodes of Warner Bros.-produced series; Lotz, perhaps naturally, received an offer to direct her own show. […]
Tags: News, Features, Warner Bros, Cw, Dc’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Lotz, Caity Lotz, Warner Bros Television Group, WBTVG Directors' Workshop


From "Sonic the Hedgehog' to 'The Witcher' video game adaptations are dominating the screen in 2020. Here are 13 other video games being adapted into movies or TV shows.

Video games have carved out a niche in Hollywood; there are multiple video game adaptations scheduled for release this year, and at least a dozen more in production. "Sonic the Hedgehog" grossed $70 million in theaters during its opening weekend, while "The Witcher" recently enjoyed the best debut of any Netflix series to date.  "Resident Evil" is the highest-grossing video game movie franchise of all time, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide earnings. Netflix is working on a "Resident Ev...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Microsoft, Lionsgate, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Mtv, Showtime, Sony, Nintendo, Mario, Minecraft, Drake


Searchlight Aggressively Pursuing World Rights to Olivia Wilde’s ‘Perfect’ at EFM

Searchlight Pictures has emerged as the frontrunner for the Olivia Wilde-directed gymnastics movie “Perfect,” amid a days-long bidding war out of Berlin’s EFM. Variety understands that the studio is ‘heavily pursuing’ world rights to the hot title — one of a crop of female-led projects at the market — with A24 and Warner Bros. also […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Festivals, Warner Bros, Olivia Wilde, Directors, Efm, Wilde, FilmNation, Berlinale 2020, EFM Variety


NAACP Winners 2020: The Complete List

The 51st annual NAACP Awards took place Saturday night in Los Angeles with Lizzo being named Entertainer of the Year. Warner Bros.’ legal drama “Just Mercy” nearly swept the top film awards, taking home best motion picture, ensemble, best actor (Michael B. Jordan) and supporting actor (Jamie Foxx). Lupita N’yongo won the best actress prize […]
Tags: Beyonce, Rihanna, Awards, Los Angeles, Warner Bros, Naacp, Michael B Jordan, Lizzo, NAACP Image Awards, Just Mercy, Jamie Foxx Lupita


Superman: Red Son Clip: Lex & Lois Are a Couple

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Superman: Red Son clip: Lex & Lois are a couple Warner Bros. has debuted a new clip from the upcoming animated adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series Superman: Red Son, showing one of the biggest twists from the Elseworlds storyline that Lex Luthor has hair and is dating Lois Lane. The clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Superman: Red Son Blu-ray Details & Trailer Released Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes p...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Russia, Superman, Gotham, United States, Kansas, Warner Bros, Joseph Stalin, Peter Serafinowicz, Lex, Soviet Union, Golden Globe, Isaacs


Yola to Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ (EXCLUSIVE)

British musician Yola will play singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe — dubbed the Godmother of rock and roll — in Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama “Elvis,” sources tell Variety. The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role, Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Presley’s mother and Rufus Sewell […]
Tags: News, Tom Hanks, Elvis Presley, Warner Bros, Presley, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Rosetta Tharpe, Yola, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Austin Butler, Rufus Sewell, Tom Parker Maggie Gyllenhaal


‘The Batman’ Leaked Images and Video Reveal Batcycle, Full Batsuit

A series of leaked images and a 12-second video taken from the set of “The Batman” reveal the first look at the Batcycle and the full Batsuit. The unauthorized images were taken during an outdoor location shoot for the film at the Glasgow Necropolis cemetery in Scotland, according to the caption accompanying the images on […]
Tags: News, Scotland, Robert Pattinson, Warner Bros, Glasgow Necropolis, The Batman, Batcycle


Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic Lands Yola for Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic lands Yola for Sister Rosetta Tharpe Variety has brought word that Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic has expanded its cast with the addition of British singer Yola to portray Sister Rosetta Tharpe, best known as the Godmother of rock ‘n roll. The 37-year-old singer also joins the recently cast Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle). RELATED: Rufus Sewell Joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic Sewell is set to portray the role of Presley’s father...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, BAFTA, Warner Bros, Renée Zellweger, Presley, Elvis, Rupert Goold, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Hopkins, Judy, Parker, Rosetta Tharpe, Queensland Australia, Yola, Catherine Martin


TV Bits: Netflix Cancels ‘Insatiable’ While in Talks to Renew ‘Lucifer,’ ‘The Last OG’ Season 3, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Netflix cancels Insatiable after two seasons Lucifer in talks with Netflix for another season The Last O.G. season 3 trailer unveils April premiere date Superstore renewed by NBC for a sixth season And more. Netflix seems to have lost its taste for Insatiable. The dark revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano has been cancelled after two seasons, reports Deadline. The series — which follows Ryan’s overweight Patty after an accident ...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Alyssa Milano, Fox, Netflix, Brooklyn, Tbs, Tracy Morgan, Warner Bros, Casablanca, Lucifer


‘The Batman’ May Draw Inspiration From ‘Batman: Year One’ and ‘The Long Halloween’, Could Introduce the Flying Graysons [Updated]

Update: Set photos have been posted online that appear to depict jack-o-lanterns on the set of The Batman, which lends credence to the long-held speculation that Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s beloved comic graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween may serve as an inspiration for Reeves’ movie. We won’t link to those photos, but they’re out there if you want to track them down. In any case, the apparent Halloween setting may mark the first time a live-action Batman movie has taken place during that ho...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Sequels, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Robin, Miller, Forbes, Reeves, Bruce, Frank Miller, Matt Reeves


‘The Batman’ May Draw Inspiration from ‘Batman: Year One,’ Could Introduce the Flying Graysons

Since Robert Pattinson stepped into the cape and cowl, it was clear that Matt Reeves‘ The Batman would follow a younger Caped Crusader. But just how early? We still know very few details about the plot of The Batman, but previous reports suggested that the film would show the early days of Batman’s career, barring the origin story that we’ve already seen dozens of times before. Now a new tweet from Reeves hints that The Batman will draw inspiration from one of the most iconic depictions of Batm...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Sequels, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Robin, Miller, Forbes, Reeves, Bruce, Frank Miller, Matt Reeves


WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max is coming to YouTube TV, along with HBO & Cinemax

WarnerMedia and YouTube TV today announced a distribution deal that will bring HBO and Cinemax to the Google-owned live TV streaming service for the first time as well as, notably, WarnerMedia’s new service HBO Max, set to launch this spring. That means that YouTube TV customers will have the option to add-on either HBO or Cinemax to their current subscription, as they can today on other streaming services like Hulu. Alternately, they’ll be able to opt for HBO Max’s expanded streaming service in...
Tags: Google, TC, Hbo, TV, London, Television, Media, John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Tech, Cbs, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Ridley Scott, Lisa Ling


Revisiting ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’, Disney’s Odd Attempt to Recapture That ‘Mary Poppins’ Magic

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Perhaps the most quintessential film in the Walt Disney Pictures canon is Mary Poppins . You know the music, whether you like it or not. Mary Poppins turned its eponymous lead, Julie Andrews, into a legitimate, out-and-out worldwide star, garnering her a well-deserved Academy Award. The film was a smash success, and arguably served as one of the last great trium...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Nazis, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, United Kingdom, Broadway, Army, Jack Warner, Angela Lansbury, Warner Bros, Detroit, Richard Sherman, Richard, Audrey Hepburn


11 top movie finance companies that Hollywood's biggest players turn to for the cash to get their projects off the ground

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies, like Bron, Participant, and the streamers Netflix and Amazon, have thrived from bankrolling projects. In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: Getting money to...
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11 top movie finance companies that Hollywood's biggest players turn to for the investment necessary to get their projects off the ground

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies, like Bron, Participant, and the streamers Netflix and Amazon, have thrived from bankrolling projects. In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: Getting money to...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Orson Welles, Trends, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Larry Ellison, House Of Cards, Hasbro, Fox News, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Warner Bros, Roma, Anderson


Sony Pictures Television Developing Doc Savage Series

Sony Pictures Television developing Doc Savage series Though the original plan for a Doc Savage adaptation originally was set to see Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs & Shaw) star in the titular role and Shane Black (The Nice Guys) helm the project, plans stalled for four years and now Sony Pictures Television has begun development on a small-screen iteration of the pulp magazine hero, according to Deadline. RELATED: Crossfire Film Adaptation in the Works at Sony Pictures Sony’s small screen branch is...
Tags: TV, Movies, Sony, TV News, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Johnson, Smith, Sony Pictures Television, Savage, Moritz, Ron Ely, Sony Pictures Sony, Ori Marmur, Shane Black, Doc Savage


11 of the top movie financiers that bankroll filmmakers' dreams and have scored box-office hits like 'Joker' and 'Parasite'

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies like Bron, Participant, and streamers Netflix and Amazon are thriving thanks to bankrolling projects.  In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: getting money to...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Orson Welles, Trends, Netflix, Canada, Wes Anderson, Larry Ellison, House Of Cards, Hasbro, Fox News, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Warner Bros, Roma


Ben Affleck Opens Up About Struggles With Alcoholism, Why He Left ‘The Batman’

In 2016, it seemed like the future was bright for Warner Bros.’ The Batman. Ben Affleck, who had just made his debut as an older and wearier Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was set to direct the Batman solo flick from a script he was co-writing with longtime DC Comics stalwart Geoff Johns. But a year later, Affleck would step down from the director’s chair. Two years after that, Affleck left The Batman altogether. At the time, Affleck was dealing with publicly-docum...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ben-Affleck, Superman, Dc Comics, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Jennifer Garner, Warner Brothers, Joss Whedon, Reeves, Johns, Zack Snyder


Ava DuVernay Reuniting with When They See Us’ Freddy Miyares for DMZ

Ava DuVernay reuniting with When They See Us’ Freddy Miyares for DMZ Afer landing Rosario Dawson (Briarpatch) and Benjamin Bratt (Doctor Strange) for key roles in the pilot, Ava DuVernay is reuniting with When They See Us star Freddy Miyares for her upcoming HBO adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series DMZ, according to Deadline. RELATED: DMZ: Benjamin Bratt Joins Ava DuVernay’s HBO Max Pilot DMZ takes place in a near-future where an American civil war has left Manhattan a demilitarized...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Manhattan, Benjamin Bratt, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, DMZ, DuVernay, Parco, Alma, Delgado, Dawson, Warner Bros TV, Patino


Report: Netflix Is in Talks to Renew Lucifer For Season 6

Netflix does love its rescues, doesn’t it? Maybe even a bit more than it loves canceling shows after producing two seasons. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Warner Bros, Lucifer, Tom Ellis


Cinematic Batman Lips, Ranked

Last night, we got our very at Robert Pattinson suited up as the latest live-action incarnation of Batman. Glimpse is a diplomatic word for it, frankly—softly shot, lit in red, and barely lit at that, we did not get to see much of this new Batman. Not even a full cowl! But we saw enough to rank…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Batman, Lips, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Adam West, The Batman, Ranker, Robert Lowery, Batman Glimpse


How ‘Avenue 5’ Set Designer Used 3D Tech to Create Spaceship Locales

Simon Bowles designed the massive set of the Judd spaceship on HBO’s “Avenue 5” with one central thought in mind: It doesn’t matter how beautiful an environment is when you realize you might be trapped in it forever. “I’ve designed these types of enclosed spaces before,” says the production designer, who collaborated with series creator […]
Tags: Hbo, Artisans, Production, Armando Iannucci, Warner Bros, Avenue 5, Simon Bowles


Rufus Sewell Joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic

Rufus Sewell joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic Following the recent addition of Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal as Gladys Presley, Variety brings word that The Man in the High Castle alum Rufus Sewell has joined the cast of director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming musical biopic, centering on the life of legendary rock star Elvis Presley. Sewell is set to portray the role of Presley’s father Vernon Presley, who was the one that handled the King of Rock’s finances due to his constant fear ...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, BAFTA, Elvis Presley, Warner Bros, Renée Zellweger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Presley, Elvis, Rupert Goold, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Hopkins, Judy, Parker, Queensland Australia, Catherine Martin


Everything we know about the massive $165 million compound Jeff Bezos reportedly just purchased, the Warner estate (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos is the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate was built in 1937 by one of the founders of Warner Bros., Jack L. Warner.  It features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guest houses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Music and movie tycoon David Geffen was the previous owner of the estate, purchasing it in 1990 for a reported $47.5 million.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
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Rufus Sewell to Play Elvis Presley’s Father in Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

Rufus Sewell will portray the reserved, soft-spoken Vernon Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s father, in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” sources tell Variety. The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manger, Colonel Tom Parker. Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie revolves around […]
Tags: News, Tom Hanks, Elvis Presley, Warner Bros, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler, Rufus Sewell, Craig Pearce, Tom Parker Luhrmann, Vernon Presley


Disney's 'Mulan' remake faces an 'unprecedented' situation at the box office because of the Wuhan coronavirus

Disney's live-action "Mulan" remake hits theaters in the US next month, but a China release date had not been set before nearly all of China's 70,000 movie theaters closed in response to the Wuhan coronavirus. China's theatrical industry is the second largest in the world behind the US, and "Mulan" was expected to be a box-office hit there despite past controversies surrounding potential inaccuracies in the movie. Disney live-action remakes, for the most part, have not been box-office sensatio...
Tags: China, Disney, US, Trends, Mulan, Dc, Ken Burns, Warner Bros, Wuhan, Comscore, Aladdin, Paul Dergarabedian, Dumbo, Dergarabedian, US Hollywood, China Mulan