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Angelina Jolie, Christoph Waltz Circling ‘Every Note Played’ Film Adaptation for STX (Exclusive)

Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz are in talks to star in “Every Note Played,” an adaptation of Lisa Genova’s contemporary romance novel. STX Films has acquired global rights to the movie.Jolie will play Karina, the ex-wife of an accomplished concert pianist named Richard (portrayed by Waltz). He has suffered many losses, including the estrangement of […]

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‘13 Reasons Why’ Producer Michael Sugar to Open D.C. Branch for His Sugar23 Venture (Exclusive)

Michael Sugar, best known for producing “Spotlight” and “13 Reasons Why,” is launching an office in Washington D.C., for his production company Sugar23.The move, announced on Wednesday, makes Sugar23 one of the first major L.A. production companies to anchor itself in the country’s capital and political center.“We believe that D.C. is the epicenter for law, […]

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Alice Sebold’s ‘Lucky’ to be Adapted Into Film by ’13 Reasons Why”s Karen Moncrieff

“Lucky,” a searing chronicle of sexual assault penned by Alice Sebold (“The Lovely Bones”), is set to be adapted into a feature film by Karen Moncrieff (“13 Reasons Why”).James Brown (“Still Alice”) is producing the film. Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf Media and Nadine de Barros at Fortitude are fully financing and will executive produce. Fortitude […]

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San Sebastian: Exploring Teen Angst in Brazil’s ‘Butterfly Diaries’

Participating in San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, Paula Kim’s debut feature “Butterfly Diaries” is pitched along the lines of controversial series “13 Reasons Why” and Marti Noxon’s anorexia drama “To the Bone,” both on Netflix.“The film addresses a very important issue that afflicts many young girls, made by a director who is also a […]

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Film News Roundup: Pam Grier, Alisha Boe Join Cheerleading Comedy ‘Poms’

Sierra/Affinity has added Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman and Celia Weston to its cheerleading comedy “Poms.”Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver are already set to star in “Poms,” which has begun principal photography in Atlanta, Ga. Zara Hayes is directing from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a […]

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Netflix and ’13 Reasons Why’ Can Learn From Paramount Network Scrapping the ‘Heathers’ Reboot

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “13 Reasons Why” Season 2 and general plot points from the unaired “Heathers” series.]On Friday, Paramount Network had told IndieWire that the “Heathers” series reboot has been dropped completely from the channel before it even had the chance to air. The news was first reported by THR.The decision […]

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Jonathan Groff And David Fincher Revisit ‘Mindhunter’ As Emmy Beckons

Hollywood – For the second year in a row Netflix has set up a unique space for Television Academy members to screen episodes of numerous contenders with star-filled Q&A’s following. Over the past month they have held events for “Black Mirror,” “Queer Eye,” “13 Reasons Why” and “Jessica Jones,” among others. On Friday evening it […]

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’13 Reasons Why’ vs. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: The Show’s Kubrick Jabs Are More Authentic Than You Know

One of the bigger (and least tragic) surprises of Netflix’s dark teen drama “13 Reasons Why” Season 2 was all about the past: Specifically, the summer before Hannah (Katherine Langford) died by suicide. While in Season 1, we learned Hannah’s romantic history was a rough one, Season 2 Episode 6, “The Smile at the End […]

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