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ViacomCBS Nears Deal for Minority Stake in Miramax (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS is close to a deal to buy a minority stake in Miramax, according to two individuals with knowledge of the talks.The pact could be finalized as early as Friday. The investment is said to be in the neighborhood of $100 million. As part of the arrangement, ViacomCBS will have the right to distribute Miramax’s […]

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Viacom Becomes Frontrunner for Miramax Stake, Lionsgate Exits Bidding

Viacom has become the frontrunner to buy a stake in Miramax Films while Lionsgate has dropped out of the process, informed sources said Wednesday.The developments were first reported by Bloomberg, which said talks are ongoing about a possible deal for at least $100 million. The companies did not respond to requests for comment.Such a deal […]

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‘The Last Duel’: Ridley Scott to Direct Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Medieval Period Piece; Nicole Holofcener Writing with Affleck & Damon

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the Boston-bred pals who won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting in the late 1990s, have not co-written another script since – at least not one that’s actually gotten made into a movie. But it looks like that may change imminently, because Ridley Scott is now set to direct […]

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‘Turn Up Charlie’ Review: Idris Elba Is a Daddy DJ in Dull Netflix Series

An actor writing a role tailor-made to their strengths isn’t exactly unusual. After all, without Chuckie in “Good Will Hunting,” we wouldn’t be living in a post-Batfleck world. But what Idris Elba has done in “Turn Up Charlie” is different, and not necessarily for the better. In Elba and co-creator Gary Reich’s new Netflix comedy […]

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