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Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Burial Rites’ (Exclusive)

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Burial Rites’ (Exclusive) Luca Guadagnino, currently drumming up Oscar buzz for the ravishing “Call Me by Your Name,” will direct Jennifer Lawrence in “Burial Rites,” Variety has learned. Lawrence will produce, as well as star ...

Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom'

Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom' Woody Harrelson may become entangled in Venom's web. The actor is in talks for an undisclosed role in Venom, the Tom Hardy-led Spider-Man off-shoot from Sony.  Hardy is starring as the popular ...

Jim Broadbent Joins Robert Downey Jr. in Universal’s ‘Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ (Exclusive)

Jim Broadbent Joins Robert Downey Jr. in Universal’s ‘Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ (Exclusive) Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent has been cast in Universal Pictures’ “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” starring Robert Downey Jr. in the title role. “Dunkirk” actor Harry Collett is also on board to co-star ...

‘The Punisher’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

‘The Punisher’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix Hot off a very well-received first season, Netflix has renewed “The Punisher” for a second season. The Netflix Marvel series stars “The Walking Dead” alum Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, a vigilante out ...

Guillermo del Toro Taps Scott Cooper for ‘Antlers’ and Sets New Project ‘Nightmare Alley’ (Exclusive)

Guillermo del Toro Taps Scott Cooper for ‘Antlers’ and Sets New Project ‘Nightmare Alley’ (Exclusive) After Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” landed a leading seven nominations at the Golden Globes, Fox Searchlight has ramped up development on two projects with the filmmaker. Sources tell ...

Ratings: The Walking Dead Fall Finale Numbers the Worst Since Season 2

Ratings: The Walking Dead Fall Finale Numbers the Worst Since Season 2 In the wake of Sunday’s fall finale of The Walking Dead, the Nielsens delivered to the AMC drama news that was as almost bad as that which Carl shared with Rick, Michonne and viewers in the episode’s ...

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Heads for $425M-Plus Global Blastoff

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Heads for $425M-Plus Global Blastoff The Force is getting ready to strike the global box office once again. Disney and Lucasfilms' Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins opening in select foreign markets midweek before blasting off in North ...

Ari Sandel Tapped to Direct ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel

Ari Sandel Tapped to Direct ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Ari Sandel has been brought on board to direct a sequel to “Goosebumps,” Variety has learned. It is unclear, however, if this “Goosebumps” follow up will be the next one to hit theaters or if it will ...

Universal Crosses $5 Billion Mark at 2017 Worldwide Box Office

Universal Crosses $5 Billion Mark at 2017 Worldwide Box Office Universal Pictures has topped $5 billion at the global box office for the second time in the studio’s 105-year history, led by “The Fate of the Furious” and “Despicable Me 3.” The global total for ...

Howard Gottfried, Producer on 'Network' and 'Altered States,' Dies at 94

Howard Gottfried, Producer on 'Network' and 'Altered States,' Dies at 94 Howard Gottfried, the Oscar-nominated producer who teamed with famed screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky on Network, The Hospital and Altered States, has died. He was 94. Gottfried suffered a stroke and ...

Disney-Fox Deal Expected for Thursday (Report)

Disney-Fox Deal Expected for Thursday (Report) A mega deal between Disney and Fox will be announced on Thursday, according to a new report on CNBC. The $60 billion-plus pact will see Disney acquire key entertainment and sports assets from 21st ...

George Lucas Thinks 'The Last Jedi' Was "Beautifully Made"

George Lucas Thinks 'The Last Jedi' Was George Lucas has seen The Last Jedi, and he was highly impressed.  The Star Wars creator recently screened the highly-anticipated upcoming installment and thought it was "beautifully made," Connie ...

Netflix Exec Out After Telling Danny Masterson Accuser ‘We Don’t Believe’ Misconduct Claims

Netflix Exec Out After Telling Danny Masterson Accuser ‘We Don’t Believe’ Misconduct Claims The Netflix executive who said the company doesn’t believe rape accusations against “The Ranch” star Danny Masterson is no longer with the company. On Tuesday, a Netflix spokesperson told TheWrap that ...

‘The Children’ Broadway Review: How to Cope After a Nuclear Meltdown

“The Cows” would have made a better title. The poster for Lucy Kirkwood’s new play features its three actors suited up for what looks like a tour of a nuclear power plant, and emblazoned across their ...

Australian Academy Announces Nominees for Aacta International Awards

Australian Academy Announces Nominees for Aacta International Awards The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 7th Aacta International Awards. Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside ...

TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features

TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features The creative lines between film and television are blurring ever more frequently these days, with many live-action directors, writers and other talent moving with increasing ease between the two ...

Jose Canseco Says Sexual Misconduct Accusers Are ‘Racist Against Ugly Men’

Jose Canseco Says Sexual Misconduct Accusers Are ‘Racist Against Ugly Men’ Jose Canseco got his juices stirring over the recent onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, offering his own bizarre #MeToo movement and opining that women who complain about ...

Film News Roundup: ‘Get Out’ Named Top Film of 2017 by African American Film Critics Assn.

Film News Roundup: ‘Get Out’ Named Top Film of 2017 by African American Film Critics Assn. In today’s film news roundup, “Get Out” wins top awards from the African American Film Critics, Fred Rogers gets a stamp, and Lyor Cohen is selected as a keynoter at SXSW. Awards Jordan Peele’s “Get ...

Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie Plans Major Reshoots, Joe Johnston to Direct Instead of Lasse Hallstrom

Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie Plans Major Reshoots, Joe Johnston to Direct Instead of Lasse Hallstrom Disney is planning a massive 32 days of additional photography on the ballet-inspired fantasy movie “Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. In ...

New Roman Polanski Investigation Opened by the Lapd

The Lapd has opened a new investigation into “Rosemary’s Baby” director Roman Polanski, the Associated Press reports. According to the Associated Press, detectives are investigating a woman’s ...

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