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Can ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Top ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Record Box Office Opening?

It’s undisputed that “Avengers: Infinity War” will have a monstrous opening at the box office. The question is: How high can it go?Initial tracking indicated that the superhero adventure would launch to $175 million to $200 million, but projections have since increased to between $190 million and $235 million-plus. If those numbers continue to increase, […]

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‘Tully’ Director Jason Reitman On Working With Charlize Theron & Diablo Cody: ‘We’re Strangely Writing This Diary Together’ – Tribeca

“It starts with an idea in her head,” said Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman on how the ball started rolling with screenwriter Diablo Cody on their latest feature Tully, “and this will frustrate the shit out of you, but she had two sentences of a movie and six weeks later a script showed up, and that […]

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Dwayne Johnson Refutes IndieWire’s ‘Rampage’ Box-Office Takeaway, But Both Sides Are Right — Analysis

It would be exciting to be noticed by any major Hollywood player, but even more so from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is as smart as he is successful. And when he tweets, he deserves an answer.Tom, mi amigoOur projected domestic opening was always $35m. We exceeded at 35.7m. Projected worldwide opening was $120m. We […]

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2019 Oscars: Best Picture Predictions

Last year, Petty Jenkins’ DC comic-book movie “Wonder Woman” far exceeded expectations of quality, critical acclaim, and box office, but was shut out of the Oscar race. That won’t happen with Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which should ride the swells of worldwide acclaim and blockbuster status to become a Best Picture Oscar contender. But it will […]

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Taron Egerton Playing Elton John in ‘Rocketman’, and Other Biopic News

Rocketman, a long-in-the-works biopic about superstar musician Elton John, has finally found its star: Taron Egerton, who worked with John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Read more about this below, along with news about a few other biopics brewing in Hollywood, including Damien Chazelle‘s Neil Armstrong movie, a film about Shia Labeouf‘s childhood, and more. […]

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Lee Daniels Boards Lesbian Love Story ‘Pimp’ as Producer (Exclusive)

Lee Daniels has signed on to executive produce the indie urban drama film Pimp.Written and directed by Christine Crokos, the love story stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Haley Ramm (The Originals), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter), Mike E. Winfield (Conversations in L.A.), Edi Cathegi (Twilight) and Dmx.Pimp marks the first […]

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David Frankel to Direct ‘Beautiful Ruins’ Adaptation for Fox 2000

David Frankel is in negotiations to direct the adaptation of Beautiful Ruins for Fox 2000.The story centers on an American actress who travels to Italy in 1962 during the production of Cleopatra, considered the most expensive flop in Hollywood history. In a plotline spanning decades and locations, the actress’ narrative intertwines with Elizabeth Taylor, who […]

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