Tag Archive

Tag Archives for " Straight Outta Compton "

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Shaft’ Belly Flop

Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” can’t come soon enough to buoy the floundering summer box office. This weekend’s openings are pathetic. Franchise reboot “Men in Black: International” (Sony) and the second remake of “Shaft” (Warner Bros.) together grossed under $37 million. Two summers ago, when “War for the Planet of the Apes” opened to “only” $56 […]

Continue reading

Jason Mitchell Not Returning for ‘The Chi’ Season 3, Faces Potential Misconduct Allegations — Report

After two seasons as a face of the Showtime series “The Chi,” Jason Mitchell will not be returning to the series for Season 3. In addition, Deadline is reporting that serious misconduct allegations have prompted representatives at UTA to drop him as a client, and he has left the upcoming Netflix film, “Desperados,” as well. […]

Continue reading

The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million […]

Continue reading

Liesl Tommy to Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures is moving ahead on its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” tapping stage director Liesl Tommy to direct.MGM set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson — who won a supporting actor Oscar for “Dreamgirls” — had been personally selected for the role by Franklin. The […]

Continue reading

Jason Mitchell To Star As Inspirational NCAA Wrestling Champ Anthony Robles In Biopic ‘Unstoppable’

Exclusive: Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell is to play inspirational former wrestling champ Anthony Robles in biopic Unstoppable.Robles was born with one leg and overcame a series of challenges to become an NCAA champ in 2010-11. The feature will mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning editor Billy Goldenberg, known for his work […]

Continue reading

O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy

THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. has signed on to the cast of the legal drama Just Mercy, where he will star alongside Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) and Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver).Just Mercy is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and sees Jordan as […]

Continue reading

Elisabeth Moss Joins Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy in Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’

Elisabeth Moss will star with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in the mob drama “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment.“Straight Outta Compton” writer Andrea Berloff will direct from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The movie will mark […]

Continue reading

Chris Hemsworth Eyes ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff

Chris Hemsworth is in early talks to star in Sony’s “Men in Black” spin-off, sources confirmed to Variety.F. Gary Gray, who previously helmed “Straight Outta Compton” and “The Fate of the Furious,” is on board to direct.Hemsworth would play one of the new agents in the spinoff. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not […]

Continue reading