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Film Review: Marlon Wayans in ‘Sextuplets’ on Netflix

Once the funniest and most ubiquitous family in Hollywood, the Wayans siblings — Damon, Keenen Ivory, Kim, Shawn and so on — have largely faded from the scene in recent years, leaving youngest brother Marlon (now nearing 50) to carry the mantle. Audiences may not be showing up for sendups like “Scary Movie” and “Dance […]

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‘On the Rocks’: Marlon Wayans Joins Sofia Coppola’s Apple/A24 Movie

It comes as little surprise that Bill Murray is in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming “On the Rocks,” but the latest addition to the cast is a bit unusual: Marlon Wayans, who just joined the joint venture between Apple and A24. The actor, comedian, and screenwriter has mostly appeared in comedies throughout his career, from spoofs like […]

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Emma Thompson to Star in ‘How to Build a Girl’ (Exclusive)

The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s best-selling book How to Build a Girl has added double Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids and Juliet, Naked star Chris O’Dowd to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.Thompson and O’Dowd join the film’s already announced lineup, including Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) in the lead and Alfie […]

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Ethan Hawke on ‘Blaze’, ‘First Reformed’s Ambiguous Ending and Those ‘Logan’ Quotes

Ethan Hawke is having quite a year. The Oscar-nominated actor kicked things off with a buzzy performance in Paul Schraeder’s thriller First Reformed, which is on track to pick up some serious attention as awards season draws near, he earned more critical acclaim as a famous rock star in the romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, and […]

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‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office

Sony Classics’ The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce topped out a group of newcomer limited releases that mostly did decent numbers this weekend.The 2017 Toronto debut by Björn Runge grossed $111,137 in four New York and Los Angeles locations in the three-day estimate, averaging $27,784. Sundance breakout We The Animals by Jeremiah Zagar […]

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‘State of the Union’: Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd to Lead Nick Hornby Short Form Comedy

SundanceTV and Sundance Now have picked up ten episodes of “State of the Union,” a comedy series starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd, from “High Fidelity” team Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby. Pike and O’Dowd play a married couple in therapy; Each ten-minute episode takes place at their local pub during the moments before their […]

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Paramount Signs First-Look Deal With ‘Paul Blart’ Producer Broken Road

Paramount and Todd Garner have signed a two-year first-look deal for Garner’s Broken Road Productions.Garner formed Broken Road in 2005 and has produced 18 films. He inked a two-year first-look deal with Covert Media covering co-financing and co-production in 2016 after being with Sony for several years.Broken Road’s films have included the two “Paul Blart” […]

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Film News Roundup: Exam Documentary ‘The Test and the Art of Thinking’ Gets Release (Exclusive)

Sat documentary “The Test & The Art of Thinking” gets sold, Sean Baker becomes an artist-in-residence at the New School and “Juliet, Naked” gets a release date.Rights DealAbramorama has acquired worldwide rights to “The Test & The Art of Thinking,” the documentary feature directed by Michael Arlen Davis and produced by Davis and Jyll Johnstone […]

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Ethan Hawke to star as electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla (exclusive)

Millennium Media to launch sales at Efm.Millennium Media, formerly known as Nu Image, will launch Efm sales for Passage Pictures and Campbell Grobman Films on Tesla starring Ethan Hawke.Production is scheduled to commence in spring in upstate New York on the project that reunites writer-director Michael Almereyda with Hawke for the third time.The pair worked […]

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