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Paul Giamatti Joins Karen Gillan in Assassin Thriller ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ (Exclusive)

Paul Giamatti, who stars in Showtime’s acclaimed series Billions, has joined the high-powered cast of Gunpowder Milkshake, an action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company.Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the duo behind the dark Israeli breakout Big Bad Wolves, are directing the project, which already has Avengers: Endgame’s Karen Gillan, Game of Thrones’ Lena […]

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John Singleton, Oscar-Nominated Director, May Have Suffered A Stroke

John Singleton, whose Boyz n the Hood remains one of the definitive movies of the 1990s, may have suffered a stroke and is hospitalized.Social media has erupted with shout-outs and prayers for the director, who is allegedly at Cedars Sinai. His current condition is unknown.Singleton was nominated for two Oscars – Best Director and Best […]

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Universal and Lorne Michaels Developing Movie About Navy Seal Who Killed Osama bin Laden

Universal Pictures and Lorne Michaels’ production company, Broadway Video, have purchased the feature film rights to “The Operator,” a book by former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill about how he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.The full title of the New York Times bestselling book […]

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Picture Tree Picks Up Malin Akerman’s ‘A Piece of My Heart’ (Exclusive)

Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree has picked up international rights for musical drama “A Piece of My Heart,” with Malin Akerman, who starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in “Rampage” and Damian Lewis in “Billions.” Variety has been given the first-look image from the film.The film, directed by Edward af Sillén, also stars Jonas Karlsson, with music […]

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Strathairn to Star in Family Drama ‘Walkaway Joe’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Strathairn, Julian Feder and Julie Ann Emery are starring in the family drama “Walkaway Joe,” which has begun shooting in St. John’s Parish, La.Tom Wright is helming in his directorial debut from a script by Michael Milillo. “Walkaway Joe” is the story of an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy searching […]

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Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive)

“Divergent” helmer Neil Burger will direct an untitled film based on the memoir by Purple Heart veteran Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, sources tell Variety.Angelina Jolie is circling the lead role of Hegar. The Gotham Group is producing.The current draft of the movie will be written by Alice O’Neill and Burger; the previous versions of the […]

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