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Craig Zadan, Producer of NBC's Live Musicals, Dead at 69

Craig Zadan, Producer of NBC's Live Musicals, Dead at 69 Craig Zadan — who, along with his producing partner Neil Meron, shepherded NBC’s recent string of live musicals — has died at the age of 69. Zadan died of complications following shoulder replacement ...

‘Veronica Mars’ Revival Series in the Works at Hulu

‘Veronica Mars’ Revival Series in the Works at Hulu “Veronica Mars” could be making its long-awaited TV return. Sources tell Variety that a revival of the series is currently in the works at Hulu with original series star Kristen Bell poised to return ...

Barbara Harris, Actress in ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Family Plot,’ Dies at 83

Barbara Harris, Actress in ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Family Plot,’ Dies at 83 Actress Barbara Harris, known for roles in films like the original “Freaky Friday” and multiple stints on Broadway, died on Tuesday at age 83, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The actress was in ...

Danny Boyle Exits As Bond 25 Director Amid Creative Differences

Danny Boyle Exits As Bond 25 Director Amid Creative Differences Danny Boyle, who had been set as director of the next installment of the James Bond franchise, is leaving the production, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said today on Twitter. The ...

Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Lands a Title and a Premiere Date

Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Lands a Title and a Premiere Date Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson now has a title for his upcoming World War I documentary: They Shall Not Grow Old. In his announcement trailer for the film back in January, Jackson revealed the ...

Toronto Film Festival Adds Natalie Portman Drama ‘Vox Lux’

Toronto Film Festival Adds Natalie Portman Drama ‘Vox Lux’ The Toronto International Film Festival has added Brady Corbet’s drama “Vox Lux,” starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, and Neil Jordan’s “Greta,” with Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert. The ...

David Harbour Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Challenge ‘More Terrifying Than Any Demogorgon’

David Harbour Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Challenge ‘More Terrifying Than Any Demogorgon’ This story about David Harbour first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. The borderline between emotion and action has been a tricky one for David Harbour, who just ...

Sony Taps Kornél Mundruczó to Direct ‘Inherit the Earth’ (Exclusive)

Sony Taps Kornél Mundruczó to Direct ‘Inherit the Earth’ (Exclusive) Kornél Mundruczó has been tapped to direct “Inherit the Earth,” Variety has learned. The science-fiction film has been in development for several years at Sony Pictures in different iterations. At ...

Tiffany Haddish Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special

Tiffany Haddish Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special Netflix continues to pad its stand-up comedy roster with a Tiffany Haddish special. The hourlong show will tape early next year and bow worldwide later in 2019. She is just the latest big-name comic ...

Natalie Portman set to direct, star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers drama

Natalie Portman set to direct, star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers drama It's been announced that Black Swan and Annihilation star Natalie Portman will direct and star in an upcoming drama centered around Esther and Pauline Friedman, the twin sisters responsible for ...

‘Mrs. Fletcher’: HBO Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Kathryn Hahn To Series

‘Mrs. Fletcher’: HBO Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Kathryn Hahn To Series HBO has given a series order to its comedy pilot Mrs. Fletcher, starring Kathryn Hahn and directed and executive produced by Nicole Holofcener. Mrs. Fletcher, based on The Leftovers author Tom ...

Scooter Braun to Develop Korean Pop Movie With Fox

Scooter Braun to Develop Korean Pop Movie With Fox Fox 2000 Pictures has acquired film rights to an untitled feature film set in the world of Korean pop, or K-pop, with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and Epic Magazine attached. Elyse Hollander is ...

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols & Star Michael Shannon Team Up For New Short/Music Video ‘Long Way Back Home’

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols & Star Michael Shannon Team Up For New Short/Music Video ‘Long Way Back Home’ There’s never too much Michael Shannon in the world. No matter what project the actor signs up for, whether it’s as a stoner drug dealer in “The Night Before” or a crooked government official ...

Mira Sorvino ‘Heartsick’ Over Asia Argento Allegations: ‘Hoping It Is Not True’

Mira Sorvino ‘Heartsick’ Over Asia Argento Allegations: ‘Hoping It Is Not True’ Mira Sorvino is still reeling over the news of sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento and shared her thoughts on the matter Tuesday night. Sorvino, who has been one of the most vocal ...

Kevin Hart Asks Lamar Odom ‘Do You Realize How Close to Death You Were?’ (Video)

Kevin Hart Asks Lamar Odom ‘Do You Realize How Close to Death You Were?’ (Video) Kevin Hart strips down and gets personal on Season 2 of his ice-bath interview series “Cold as Balls.” “I’ve got major shrinkage,” complained Hart as he sunk into the ice in the premiere episode that ...

Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Bacon Remember Producer Craig Zadan: ‘He Had Music and Dance in His Soul’

Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Bacon Remember Producer Craig Zadan: ‘He Had Music and Dance in His Soul’ Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Bacon and Debra Messing were among the Hollywood stars who paid tribute to Emmy-winning producer Craig Zadan on Tuesday night. Zadan, who was behind the productions of ...

Nicki Minaj Cancels North American Tour With Future

Nicki Minaj Cancels North American Tour With Future Nicki Minaj has canceled her previously announced North American tour with Future. A statement from Live Nation notes that Minaj “has decided to reevaluate elements of production on the ‘NickiHndrxx ...

‘Stranger Things’: Millie Bobby Brown Hopes for a Hopper and Joyce Romance in Season 3

‘Stranger Things’: Millie Bobby Brown Hopes for a Hopper and Joyce Romance in Season 3 It’s really beginning to sound like Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers could be headed for a romance during “Stranger Things'” upcoming third season. Just last week, David Harbour told Variety that he would ...

Film News Roundup: Jeff Nichols Releases ‘Long Way Back Home’ Short, Starring Michael Shannon

Film News Roundup: Jeff Nichols Releases ‘Long Way Back Home’ Short, Starring Michael Shannon In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Nichols makes his first music video with his brother’s band Lucero and the films “Brampton’s Own” and “Take Light” have gotten distribution. Music Video “Loving” ...

Hear J Mascis’ Folky ‘See You at the Movies’ From New LP

Hear J Mascis’ Folky ‘See You at the Movies’ From New LP J Mascis will release a new solo album, Elastic Days, on November 9th via Sub Pop. The Dinosaur Jr. guitarist previewed the record with its folky lead single, “See You at the Movies,” which pairs ...

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