Fox has ordered a film re-enactment drama pilot from Sarah Watson, the creator of "The Bold Type." In the untitled project, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees […]
There's some quacking news over at Disney Plus. The streamer has issued a 10-episode series order for a sequel to "The Mighty Ducks," and has tapped "Gilmore Girls" star Lauren Graham to play the lead. Graham will star as Alex and "Good Girls" standout Brady Noon is set to portray her son, Evan. Based on […]
For her directorial debut, Maggie Gyllenhaal has tapped Oscar-winner Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Sarsgaard to star in the feature adaptation of "The Lost Daughter." Gyllenhaal also penned the script, which is based on the novel by best-selling author Elena Ferrante. "The Lost Daughter" tells the story of a college professor (Colman) […]
Liz Jensen said the sudden death of the 'Nanny McPhee' star aged just 25 is 'every parent's worst nightmare'.
The 53-year-old actress and producer presented an Oscar at the Academy Awards but was forced to leave the afterparty early.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast in the upcoming "Loki" series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. Mbatha-Raw is the latest addition to the cast, joining series lead Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and the recently announced Owen Wilson. As with most things Marvel, the exact details of her character are being kept under wraps. […]
Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir's Sunday night Oscar win completed her clean sweep of top show-biz awards over the past five months. The Icelandic-born, Berlin-based cellist-composer won for her dark and disturbing "Joker" score. She also won the BAFTA on Feb. 2, the Critics Choice award on Jan. 12, the inaugural Society of Composers & Lyricists award […]
After the commercial successes of "Wonder Woman," "Aquaman" and "Joker," Warner Bros. had been on a hot streak with its DC Universe. Its latest comic-book offering, "Birds of Prey," seemed to have all the ingredients necessary to continue that trend in the studio's attempt to fashion an alternative to Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe. But despite […]
Warner Bros. may be planning to open a theme park dedicated to Harry Potter in Tokyo. Japanese financial media this week reported that Japan’s Seibu Holdings is in talks with Warner Bros. and the Tokyo metropolitan government to replace its Toshimaen amusement park in Nerima, Tokyo. Tokyo mayor, Yuriko Koike subsequently told reporters that "negotiations […]
Six-time Emmy winner Gene Reynolds, known for his writing, directing and producing for the lauded socially conscious 1970s TV shows “MASH” and “Lou Grant,” died Monday in Burbank, Calif. He was 96. Starting in 1993, Reynolds served four years as president of the Directors Guild of America, which confirmed his death. Asked to produce a […]
Chris Pratt could soon be returning to the small screen. Variety has learned that Pratt is attached to star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the Jack Carr novel "The Terminal List." Antoine Fuqua is attached to direct and executive produce, with Fuqua and Pratt having brought the project to the studio. David […]