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Film News Roundup: Hilary Swank’s ‘P.S. I Love You’ Is Getting a Sequel

In today’s film news roundup, “Postscript,” “Apeirogon” and “Porgy and Bess” are all being developed as feature films, AMC’s Adam Aron will be honored at CinemaCon and SXSW drama “South Mountain” has found distribution.Page To Screen“P.S. I Love You” is finally getting a sequel.Alcon Entertainment has acquired film rights to “Postscript,” the follow-up novel from […]

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‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees to Write and Direct New ‘Porgy and Bess’ Adaptation

Dee Rees has found her next project. The director, who earned an Oscar nod for her screenplay for 2017’s Mudbound, is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of Porgy and Bess, the George Gershwin opera set in the slums of Charleston that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Rees’ Porgy and Bess movie […]

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Dee Rees To Write & Direct New Movie Adaptation Of George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy And Bess’ For MGM & Winkler Films

Exclusive: MGM has set Dee Rees to write and direct a feature film adaptation of George Gershwin’s acclaimed Porgy and Bess. Irwin Winkler and Charles Winkler will produce. The film rights were granted to MGM by the Gershwin Estate, which worked closely with Winkler and Rees to secure them.Originally written as an opera and adapted […]

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Emmys Apologize for Showing Incorrect Andre Previn Photo During In Memoriam Tribute

The 71st Emmy Awards featured a major gaffe during the In Memoriam tribute when a photo of living composer Leonard Slatkin was used to honor the late André Previn. The Television Academy issued the following statement reacting to the In Memoriam segment error: “The producers for the 71st Emmy Awards, the Television Academy and Fox […]

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