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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film of Jonathan Larson’s Pre-‘Rent’ Musical ‘Tick, Tick … Boom’

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film of Jonathan Larson’s Pre-‘Rent’ Musical ‘Tick, Tick … Boom’ Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his directorial debut with a film adaptation of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” the autobiographical musical of the late “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson, Imagine Entertainment ...

Box-Office Preview: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' to Out-Muscle Fellow Sequels 'Equalizer,' 'Unfriended'

Box-Office Preview: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' to Out-Muscle Fellow Sequels 'Equalizer,' 'Unfriended' Get ready for a sequel showdown at the U.S. box office this weekend. A trio of second installments unfurl nationwide: Universal's star-studded Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — whose cast includes Cher; ...

‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Look Set for Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Look Set for Venice Film Festival (Exclusive) Amazon’s “Suspiria,” Netflix’s “Roma” and HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” look set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, in a lineup expected to showcase the event’s embrace of streaming platforms as ...

Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in HBO, Sky’s ‘Catherine the Great’ Miniseries

Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in HBO, Sky’s ‘Catherine the Great’ Miniseries Jason Clarke has been cast opposite Helen Mirren in the upcoming HBO and Sky miniseries “Catherine the Great,” Variety has learned. Clarke will star as Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander ...

Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s space epic “First Man,” he will now have to finish it in time for the opening of the 75th annual Venice ...

'Joker' Origin Movie Lands Fall 2019 Release Date

'Joker' Origin Movie Lands Fall 2019 Release Date Director Todd Phillips' standalone Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix will hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2019, Warner Bros. and DC said late Wednesday afternoon. The release date, and title, were ...

Sony Moves Tarantino’s Manson Pic, Dates ‘Zombieland 2’ & ‘Little Women’

Sony Moves Tarantino’s Manson Pic, Dates ‘Zombieland 2’ & ‘Little Women’ Sony has announced a slew of release dates and moves. The studio set the newly greenlighted Zombieland 2 for October 2019 and will open Little Women on Christmas Day that year. It also moved the ...

‘Bloodshot’: Valiant Comics Makes Big Screen Debut in 2020

‘Bloodshot’: Valiant Comics Makes Big Screen Debut in 2020 It’s going to be a long wait for us comic fans to see the first Valiant adaptation hit theaters with Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot targeting a February 21, 2020, release. Vin Diesel will play the ...

‘Brokeback Mountain’ Almost Starred Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Gus Van Sant Says

‘Brokeback Mountain’ Almost Starred Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Gus Van Sant Says Although Ang Lee directed the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain,” Gus Van Sant was among the directors initially approached for it — and Van Sant now recalls actors like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio ...

Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ With Ryan Gosling to Open 75th Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ With Ryan Gosling to Open 75th Venice Film Festival (Exclusive) Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s space race drama “First Man” will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival, Variety has learned. The film will unspool on Wednesday, Aug. 29. ...

Average Movie Ticket Price Jumps to Record High of $9.38 in Second Quarter

Average Movie Ticket Price Jumps to Record High of $9.38 in Second Quarter Going to the movies has gotten slightly pricier. Average ticket prices in North America rose to $9.38 in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. That ...

Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’

Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’ Exclusive: Paris Jackson is continuing to make inroads on her acting career, and might even be doing a little singing to boot. She has landed a co-starring role in The Space Between, an indie comedic ...

ESPYs 2018: Full list of ESPY Award winners for 26th ceremony hosted by Danica Patrick

ESPYs 2018: Full list of ESPY Award winners for 26th ceremony hosted by Danica Patrick Winners for the 2018 ESPYs were announced Wednesday, June 18, during ABC’s live ceremony hosted by pro racer Danica Patrick. The ESPY Awards, which honor the best achievements in sports, have been ...

‘Magnum P.I.’ Cast on the Significance of Reboot Having a Latino Lead

According to the newest “Magnum P.I.” star, Jay Hernandez, having a Latino lead play the titular character in the show’s reboot is about more than just recasting the character for a modern audience. ...

Durban FilmMart, CaribbeanTales Push Co-Prod Opportunities for Women of Color

Durban — Fresh off the success of their inaugural partnership in 2017, the Durban FilmMart and CaribbeanTales – a group of companies dedicated to the production, distribution and promotion of content ...

Here’s What We Saw From ‘The Predator’ in Hall H at Comic-Con 2018

Here’s What We Saw From ‘The Predator’ in Hall H at Comic-Con 2018 “The Predator” invaded San Diego Comic-Con 2018 to give fans in Hall H a new look at the upcoming movie, with director Shane Black and the cast giving a sense of how the latest movie in Fox’s ...

Lydia Hearst Defends Husband Chris Hardwick Amid Allegations, Says He’ll Be Back on TV Soon

Lydia Hearst Defends Husband Chris Hardwick Amid Allegations, Says He’ll Be Back on TV Soon Lydia Hearst defended her husband, “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick, at Variety’s Comic-Con Studio on Thursday morning amidst allegations from his ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, that he ...

Tom Hanks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Join Michelle Obama in Voter Registration Video

Tom Hanks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Join Michelle Obama in Voter Registration Video Michelle Obama assembles a group of well-known names from theater, sports, film and music in a new video encouraging voter registration. Filmed in support of the When We All Vote organization, the ...

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Avoids Jail Time After Pleading Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Avoids Jail Time After Pleading Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl “Deadliest Catch” star Edgar Hansen will not face jail time after pleading guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting a teenage girl, The Seattle Times reported. Hansen, 47, who co-stars on the ...

Everything We Saw From ‘It 2’ During New Line’s Scare Diego Comic-Con Presentation

The Warner Bros. label kicked off San Diego Comic-Con with its second annual Scare Diego, a panel so frightening a live cockroach skittered across the stage, terrifying both convention-goers and a ...

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