West Side Story First Look: Steven Spielberg’s Remake Unites The Jets And Sharks

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The Jets and Sharks are back in town.

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‘GLOW’ Season 3 Trailer: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Hit Vegas

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One of Netflix’s best original shows returns with GLOW season 3. The comedy-drama about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 1980s finds itself in a new location for its third season: Vegas, baby. But as is usually the case, problems arise, tensions flair, and ample amounts of hairspray is put to use. Watch the full GLOW season 3 trailer below.

GLOW Season 3 Trailer 

Netflix has many original shows, but in my humble opinion, only a handful of them are genuinely good (or great). GLOW is definitely one of them. The bittersweet series deftly blends humor and drama, and best of all, its pacing is perfect. So many Netflix originals struggle with bloat – too many episodes per season, and each episode running way too long. GLOW never overstays its welcome, with episodes usually running about a half hour, and seasons ending with you wanting more.

Season 3 “follows the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm. Now headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, the women quickly realize Sin City is much more grind than glitter. Ever the team cheerleader, Ruth’s passion for the show begins to take a backseat to her growingly complicated personal life. Debbie is making headway as a producer, but continues to be consumed with guilt over the distance between her and her son. As their residency wears on, the lines blur between performance and reality, and the cast find themselves struggling with their own identities both in and outside of the ring.”

The usual cast – including leads Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron – are back, and this season has one notable new face: Geena Davis, playing Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a “former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.”

GLOW season 3 premiers August 9, 2019.

Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin ) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

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Lionsgate Planning ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Movie

Lionsgate has begun working on a “Hunger Games” prequel movie, based on a forthcoming novel from writer Suzanne Collins. “As the proud home of the ‘Hunger Games’ movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to […]
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Cannes Lions Takes Place in Time of Change for Ad World

The ad industry gathers June 17-21 for its annual celebration of commercials, marketing and creativity, the Cannes Lions in the French Riviera. It does so against a backdrop of ongoing and profound upheaval within the world of advertising. The share prices of all the major ad groups, such as WPP, Publicis and Omnicom, are down […]
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Troy Tomlinson Leaves Sony/ATV to Head UMPG Nashville; Will Taylor Swift Follow?

Troy Tomlinson will become the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville after leaving his longtime home, Sony/ATV, where he served as CEO of the Nashville division since 2005, it was announced Monday. He assumes the newly created position July 15. Even before the move was officially announced, there was speculation that Sony/ATV’s most prominent songwriter, […]
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R&B Singer Ann Marie Signs With Interscope Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Chicago-based R&B singer-songwriter Ann Marie, known for her hit “Secret” with YK Osiris, has signed with Interscope Records, the company announced exclusively to Variety today. “Ann Marie is the prototype for today’s artist,” says Nicole Wyskoarko, the label’s EVP of urban operations. “She’s developed and cultivated a dedicated fan base using the tools of today […]
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Branded Content Campaigns Help Ads Cut Through Clutter

The business of advertising has changed from the days when an expensive 30-second spot was the be-all and end-all of a campaign, leading many commercials production companies and their directors to diversify. In an era of content overload, when it’s easier than ever for consumers to skip an ad or avoid it altogether, many advertisers […]
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‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Movie Officially in the Works at Lionsgate, Based on Upcoming Book

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Are you ready to return to Panem? The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins is, and she’s going to publish a new prequel novel next year which ventures back to her dystopian sci-fi world. And you know what that means: Lionsgate is laying in wait, ready to adapt it into another hopeful hit movie.

It’s been four years since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hit theaters and Katniss Everdeen’s revolution brought the Capitol to its knees, but this new story will take place decades before Katniss’s story begins.

Scholastic announced today that it will publish Collins’ currently-untitled Hunger Games prequel novel on May 19, 2020, and Deadline reports that Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said that he and his team “look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”

The original trilogy began with the 74th annual Hunger Games, and this new prequel story is set 64 years earlier, on the morning of the 10th annual games. Since it’s probably been a while since you’ve thought about this franchise, here’s a(n extremely brief) recap: every year, the 12 districts of Panem are forced to select a boy and a girl from each district to fight in a nationally-televised murder spree as punishment for an earlier rebellion. Katniss Everdeen, who stepped in as tribute when her young sister was selected, eventually becomes a symbol of rebellion to the nation and helps overthrow the evil President Snow.

“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” Collins said of her forthcoming prequel novel. “The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

Lionsgate has been talking about possible prequels for years, promising more arena-based action should one ever get off the ground. Now everything is falling into place for that to happen. Lionsgate followed the Harry Potter model and split Collins’ final book in her trilogy into two movies (the film franchise pulled in nearly $3 billion in total), and now it appears to be following Potter‘s lead yet again, with prequels that may or may not be creatively interesting but will likely make lots of money at the box office.

Disney recently swallowed up a key studio competitor, and seemingly every major company is about to start its own streaming service that will likely fracture audience attention spans even more than they already are. So it’s no surprise that Lionsgate wants another surefire hit. Returning to the Hunger Games well apparently seems like the best way to go about achieving that goal, but will audiences embrace a prequel when they know these new characters won’t be able to orchestrate a successful revolution?

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6 Reasons To Be Nervous About Robert Pattinson's Batman

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It's ok and justified to be a bit nervous about Robert Pattinson taking on this role.

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Rocketman Villain John Reid Is In Bohemian Rhapsody Too, Here’s The Full Story

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Sometimes rock history overlaps on the big screen, too.

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Read The ‘Beast’ Spin-Off Script Developed By ‘X-Men’ Editor/Composer John Ottman

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As 20th Century Fox’s X-Men film saga comes to an end with the sputtering Dark Phoenix and the long-delayed New Mutants still waiting in the wings, one of the creative forces behind the franchise has revealed a potential Beast spin-off that never happened.

John Ottman, who edited and composed X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse, developed a spin-off film that would have starred Nicholas Hoult reprising his role as Beast, aka Hank McCoy, and the story would have tied in to the main film franchise with the appearance of a menacing villain. The entire script is online now, and you can read it – or just a quick recap – below.

Ottman, who won an Oscar last year for editing Bohemian Rhapsody, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his would-be Beast spin-off, which was called Fear the Beast. While Ottman was editing Apocalypse, his assistant, Byron Burton, came to him with the idea of writing a movie about Beast, and Ottman encouraged him to go for it – while also making it clear that the film would likely never happen. But after reading Burton’s first draft (which was written in two weeks), Ottman was impressed and began to think the project could actually work with a budget of about $90 million.

In a shout-out to John Carpenter’s The Thing, the story begins in the late 1980s in an Inuit village, where a creature is terrorizing the residents. THR has a rundown of the rest of the story:

The script then cuts to Hank McCoy, who is living in the X-Mansion and is keeping his mutation in check with a special serum introduced in 2014’s Days of Future Past. During a Danger Room sequence, it becomes apparent Hank is having trouble controlling his beastly nature as he nearly loses control. Early in the first act, we also learn Hank has been helping a scientist who has a similar mutation.

Hank has provided the man with a sample of his serum, but things have taken a vicious turn. Hank goes in search of the man, who he discovers has been terrorizing the Inuit village. The journey all leads to a showdown in which Hank teams up with Wolverine, whom Prof. X has located using Cerebro. The very end of the film ends with a tag revealing the villain Mr. Sinister has been watching the proceedings.

Mister Sinister, a longtime X-Men villain who had never appeared in the films before, was teased in the post-credits scene of X-Men: Apocalypse, and it sounds like there were big plans for him before the Disney acquisition put an end to Fox’s two-decade run on X-films. As Burton explained, “The idea was we would have Sinister as this multi-film villain orchestrating things. We wrote a late-’80s outline of an Omega Red film where the idea is Sinister is testing the X-Men.”

So what happened? Why didn’t the Beast spin-off ever materialize? Ottman was told that because the script featured Professor X and Wolverine, he’d have to get approval from Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer of several X-films who was then hard at work on Dark Phoenix. Kinberg “politely declined to read the script to avoid becoming unduly influenced by it,” citing the idea that he was considering reintroducing Wolverine back into the saga after Hugh Jackman’s departure in Logan, and any other project involving Wolverine may have complicated that plan.

Yes, you’re reading that correctly – it sounds as if Kinberg was seriously considering dropping a new version of Wolverine into Dark Phoenix, a decision that would have set the comic book movie fandom ablaze. (Can you imagine being the person who could have been cast as a new Wolverine in that movie, only for the entire franchise to instantly crumble?)

So in addition to an X-Men vs Fantastic Four movie, we can now add a Beast spin-off, a possible Omega Red movie, and Wolverine showing up in Dark Phoenix to the “what if?” pile of X-Men films as the franchise fades into oblivion. You can read an early draft of Fear the Beast right here.

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A Hunger Games Prequel Is Coming, So Bring On The Movie Deals

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It's surprising it took this long.

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Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, a famous model and socialite who was often a subject of fascination in the worlds of fashion and media, has died at 95, according to a report on CNN, where her son, anchor Anderson Cooper, has worked for several years. From a young age, Vanderbilt led a tumultuous life, one marked by a […]
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Altice’s Patrick Drahi to Acquire Sotheby’s Auction House for $3.7 Billion

Patrick Drahi, the owner of the telecom group Altice, is on track to purchase Sotheby’s, the high-profile auction house, for $3.7 billion. The acquisition would turn Sotheby’s into a privately owned concern after 31 years as a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. Drahi said the acquisition had “no capital link with Altice […]
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Itt az első kép a Spielbergtől érkező West Side Story-ból

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A bemutató csak 2020 decembere, viszont akkor új Spielberg mű érkezik, hiszen a jól ismert West Side Story-t dolgozza fel az öreg. Mivel már zajlik a forgatás, így érkezett egy hivatalos kép. Tony-t Ansel Elgort alakítja, Maria-t pedig Rachel Zegler. A musical és a régi film hivatalos leírása: New York West Side negyedének utcáin vívja […]
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Todd Phillips Confirms His Joker Movie Will Be Rated R

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The director of Joker confirms the film's rating.

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Saban Films Turns 5: How the Indie Studio Grew While Rivals Faltered

Saban Films doesn’t make the most noise. It doesn’t have the splashiest premieres or parties. But the indie film label just quietly did what many of its early rival failed to pull off. It celebrated its fifth anniversary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “We stuck to our plan,” Saban Films founder Bill Bromiley told […]
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Kinetic Content’s Chris Coelen Re-Ups as Company Makes Scripted Move (EXCLUSIVE)

Chris Coelen has extended his tenure as CEO of Kinetic Content as the LA-based production business moves into scripted TV. Kinetic is part of the Red Arrows Studios stable and has been built on unscripted fare, with a roster of factual entertainment, formats and lifestyle series including “Married at First Sight,” the “Little Women” franchise […]
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‘West Side Story’ First Look: The Jets and the Sharks Get Salty in Steven Spielberg’s Musical

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Can you hear that? It’s the sound of fingers snapping menacingly as the rival Jets and the Sharks gangs prepare to face off on the big screen once again in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming West Side Story. Amblin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have released the first look at Spielberg’s remake of the beloved musical last adapted as the classic 1961 film starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. Now, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler take center stage as the new Tony and Maria in the West Side Story first look.

West Side Story First Look

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You can practically hear the snaps echoing off this first image from West Side Story, which shows Maria (uber-talented newcomer Rachel Zegler) and Tony (Ansel Elgort) gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes as the Sharks and Jets glare at each other on opposite ends. This one image perfectly captures the gist of the musical, which tells the Romeo and Juliet-inspired story of two star-crossed lovers who navigate a romance among tension between rival gangs in the streets of 1957 New York City. Cast members David Alvarez (Billy Elliott: The Musical), who plays Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo, and Josh Andrés Rivera (Hamilton) who plays Chino, a gang member and key figure in the story, also appear in this picture.

Here is the full list of cast members that appear in the image, from left to right:

Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

The star-studded cast also includes Ariana DeBose (Anita), Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke), Curtiss Cook (Abe), and original film star Rita Moreno in a new expanded role.

West Side Story has long been a passion project for Spielberg, who has been flirting with the idea of remaking the classic musical for nearly five years. This will be Spielberg’s first stab at directing a musical and, legendary filmmaker though he is, he has quite a legacy to live up to. The 1961 film was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 10, including Best Picture, and to this day remains a time-honored classic shown in English classes across the nation. But Spielberg has his own heavy hitters on his team. Frequent Spielberg collaborator Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln) is writing the screenplay, while Tony Award winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film. They will be adapting the original 1957 Broadway musical written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Filming is set to begin this summer with a scheduled release date of December 18, 2020.

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