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Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Sony Pictures is getting the wheels in motion for the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and it knows who it’s going to call to direct: Jason Reitman. Sources tell Variety that ...

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray to Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ for Apple and A24

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray to Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ for Apple and A24 Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are set to reunite for the first time since Murray’s Oscar-nominated turn in her 2003 film “Lost in Translation.” The two will work together again in “On the Rocks,” ...

Carol Channing, Iconic Broadway Star of Hello, Dolly!, Dies at 97

Carol Channing, Iconic Broadway Star of Hello, Dolly!, Dies at 97 Carol Channing, the saucer-eyed, gravelly voiced Broadway barnstormer whose offbeat personality and marquee value fueled such Golden Age musicals as Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly!, has ...

Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel

Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel Danny Glover has joined the cast of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel. His role is being kept under wraps, as is the storyline. Glover will star opposite Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, ...

"Veep" Star Matt Walsh to Lead ABC Comedy Pilot "Happy Accident"

Matt Walsh has been tapped for a lead role in the upcoming ABC single-camera comedy pilot “Happy Accident.” In the series, two Pittsburgh families – a father (Walsh) with three adult daughters, and a ...

DJ Khaled Joins ‘Bad Boys’ Sequel (Exclusive)

DJ Khaled Joins ‘Bad Boys’ Sequel (Exclusive) DJ Khaled has rounded out the cast of Sony’s upcoming “Bad Boys” sequel “Bad Boys for Life,” joining returning stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Khaled will also join series newcomers Vanessa ...

Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen Join ‘Sopranos’ Movie Prequel (Exclusive)

Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen Join ‘Sopranos’ Movie Prequel (Exclusive) Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen are set to join the ensemble of the “The Sopranos” movie prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.” They join Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga, who had ...

Christopher McQuarrie Turned Down a Number of DC Film Projects To Direct The Next Two Mission: Impossible Films

Christopher McQuarrie Turned Down a Number of DC Film Projects To Direct The Next Two Mission: Impossible Films Yesterday we learned the exciting news that Christopher McQuarrie would return to direct Tom Cruise in two more Mission: Impossible sequels that he would shoot back-to-back. I expected at least one ...

Film News Roundup: Glenn Close Selected for Oscar Wilde Award

Film News Roundup: Glenn Close Selected for Oscar Wilde Award In today’s film news roundup, Glenn Close gets an honor, AFI names its Directing Workshop for Women participants and Teri Polo gets cast in a Christmas drama. Close Honor Glenn Close will be honored ...

Jason Reitman to Direct New Sequel to Original ‘Ghostbusters’

Jason Reitman to Direct New Sequel to Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Jason Reitman has co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and will direct a new sequel to the original “Ghostbusters,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Reitman’s father, Ivan ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bad Bunny Star in Puerto Rico Episode of ‘Tonight Show’

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bad Bunny Star in Puerto Rico Episode of ‘Tonight Show’ Described by host Jimmy Fallon as a “a love letter to Puerto Rico,” the upcoming telecast of The Tonight Show boasts an inside look at the unique culture and spirit of the island. Recorded in and ...

Paramount Network Hit With Layoffs Amid Viacom Restructuring

A number of employees at Paramount Network have been laid off as parent company Viacom undergoes a reorganization of its brand groups, TheWrap has learned. The cuts fell across the company’s ...

Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

Sony Pictures is getting the wheels in motion for the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and it knows who it’s going to call to direct: Jason Reitman. Sources tell Variety that ...

Hollywood Studios, Unions Support Parents and Educators as L.A. Teachers’ Strike Rages

Hollywood unions and entertainment companies have stepped up to support the 31,000 Los Angeles teachers in the second day of a massive strike that’s affected nearly half a million students. More than ...

Hollywood Studios, Unions Support Parents and Educators as L.A. Teachers’ Strike Rages

Hollywood unions and entertainment companies have stepped up to support the 31,000 Los Angeles teachers in the second day of a massive strike that’s affected nearly half a million students. More than ...

Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews?

Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews? Two years ago, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” became one of the surprise box office hits of 2017. Critics and audiences hailed the film as a long overdue return to form for the “Sixth Sense” director, ...

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers on the Lifetime Doc’s Ripple Effect

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers on the Lifetime Doc’s Ripple Effect The ripple effect of “Surviving R. Kelly” continues to widen more than a week after the documentary aired on Lifetime, renewing public interest — and outrage — over the litany of sexual abuse ...

‘Glass’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second ...

The Six Best Portable Projectors For Your Next Movie Night at Home

Forget the popcorn, cold beer and big screen TV, the best way to throw a movie night at home these days is with a portable projector. Today’s projectors cast theater-quality images onto any available ...

Viacom Lays Off Paramount Network Staffers Amid Reorganization (Exclusive)

Viacom has laid off a number of staffers in its entertainment group, with the majority of the affected employees hailing from Paramount Network, Variety has learned exclusively. A Viacom spokesperson ...

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