EXCLUSIVE : FX is getting back into espionage. Deadline understands that the network is developing drama series Drug Spies , from Noah Pink , who wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Tetris movie at Apple, author Kirk Wallace Johnson and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland . We hear that the original series, which is inspired by true events, tells the stories of spies who work on behalf of multinational drug companies. FX is understood to have beaten out a number of rivals to land the project, which is in the early stages of development, in a competitive bidding process. Sister , the company run by Liz Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, which was behind hit HBO series Chernobyl , is producing in association with Oil & Cattle. Sister is also behind Netflix’s upcoming six-parter Eric , starring Benedict Cumberbatch playing a puppeteer whose son goes missing in 1980s Manhattan from Abi Morgan, and Amazon’s … [Read more...] about ‘Drug Spies’ Drama Series From Noah Pink, Kirk Wallace Johnson, Kari Skogland & Sister In The Works At FX
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‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp Climbs Roof of Fraternity House on Video
TMZ.com Noah Schnapp showed he was the life of the party on St. Paddy's Day at the University of Pennsylvania -- and he did a little Spider-Man routine to prove it. The "Stranger Things" star was caught on video climbing up to the top of the PIKE fraternity house at the Ivy League school in which he's enrolled as a freshman ... studying business. The footage, obtained by TMZ, started off with Noah scurrying on his hands and knees along the edge of a brick wall leading to the roof. Noah then jumped to his feet and went into Spider-Man mode, scaling a portion of the façade before his buddies grabbed him and hoisted him to safety onto the roof. Once there, Noah cracked a big smile as he apparently beckoned someone to follow his lead. TMZ.com He's obviously having a blast at college. You may recall, we also got video of Noah at a bar with a dirty swimming pool after he first arrived at the university in September. He was seen jumping … [Read more...] about ‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp Climbs Roof of Fraternity House on Video
Eric Feig and Harry Finkel Form New Beverly Hills Law Firm, Feig Finkel LLP
Veteran entertainment attorneys Eric Feig and Harry Finkel are joining forces to form Feig Finkel LLP, a new firm focused in film (including film financing and production legal), television, new media, licensing, merchandising, podcasts, and publishing. They are joined in the venture by three partners: Panayiotis “Pano” Spanos, Andrew Barcello, and Riccardo Maddalosso. “Feig Finkel is dedicated to protecting its clients’ interests with two underlying principles: integrity and creativity,” said Feig. Feig – whose clients include William Zabka ( Cobra Kai ) and Martin Kove( Cobra Kai ), writer Max Borenstein ( Godzilla vs. Kong, Winning Time ), David Berenbaum ( Elf, Haunted Mansion ), Kamillion ( Rap Sh!t ), writer Ashleigh Powell ( Nutcracker and the Four Realms ), Noah Stollman ( Fauda ), Australian Director Elissa Down ( Black Baloon, Ivy & Bean) writer KC Perry ( Paper Girls, Severance) and director Chris Eyre ( Smoke Signals, Dark Winds) – will … [Read more...] about Eric Feig and Harry Finkel Form New Beverly Hills Law Firm, Feig Finkel LLP
Diplo Runs L.A. Marathon In Less Than 4 Hours, Beat Oprah’s Best Time!
Getty Diplo was among the thousands of runners participating in the L.A. Marathon on Sunday ... and his time was mad decent -- finishing the thing in under 4 hours!! The famous DJ completed the 26.2-mile race in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 16 seconds ... which was 1,661st-best for men and good enough for 2,013th overall!! Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. The 44-year-old had made his target time known prior to the race ... saying, "tbh all that matters is that I can beat Oprah Winfrey time (she was pretty fast)." BTW -- Oprah was a bit of a speedster herself in 1994, completing the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 4:29:20. Olympian Alexi Pappas -- who ran alongside Diplo during the race -- gave the producer his props in a congratulatory Instagram post ... saying, "We were total gazelles out there." Diplo is a bit of a freak athlete -- he also ran the Miami Half Marathon with zero training in 2022 ... and … [Read more...] about Diplo Runs L.A. Marathon In Less Than 4 Hours, Beat Oprah’s Best Time!
WGA East Sets Walkout At Hearst Magazines For Thursday; Hundreds Sign Petition
Hundreds of WGA East members who work for Hearst Magazines Media are planning to stage a walkout Thursday to demand a fair contract. The half-day action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET and will last the remainder of the day. “ WGA East members at Hearst have been bargaining a first contract for over two years and their last scheduled day of negotiations is March 28,” the guild said. “With only one bargaining session left, the Hearst Union is taking collective action with a unit-wide walkout in their fight for a fair first contract.” Rallies in support of the walkout will be held at four locations: outside the Hearst Tower in Manhattan; at the Hearst offices in Easton, PA; at the Hearst offices in Ann Arbor, MI; and the Hearst offices in Birmingham, AL. The guild represents some 500 of the publishing giant’s editorial, video, design and photo staff at more than 25 brands including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, … [Read more...] about WGA East Sets Walkout At Hearst Magazines For Thursday; Hundreds Sign Petition
‘The Sticky’: Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos & Guillaume Cyr To Star; EP Jamie Lee Curtis To Guest Star In Amazon Series
Three-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale , Chris Diamantopoulos and Guillaume Cyr are set to star in The Sticky , Prime Video’s Canadian comedy series from Blumhouse Television, Jamie Lee Curtis ’ Comet Pictures, Jonathan Levine’s Megamix and Sphere Media. Newly minted Oscar winner Curtis will guest star in the series, inspired by the true story dubbed the “Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist,” which made headlines around the world in 2011 when 70% of the global maple syrup supply — about CAN$18 million worth — was stolen. The English-language series is starting production in Quebec for a 2024 premiere and will film in and around Montreal with Canadian directors Michael Dowse ( Goon, Stuber ) and Joyce Wong ( Wexford Plaza, Sort of ). The Sticky revolves around Ruth Landry (Martindale), a tough, supremely competent maple syrup farmer who’s had it with being hemmed in by the polite, bureaucratic conventions native to her country’s identity. Especially now … [Read more...] about ‘The Sticky’: Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos & Guillaume Cyr To Star; EP Jamie Lee Curtis To Guest Star In Amazon Series
1091 Pictures Acquires Romantic Drama ‘Under My Skin’, Sets Release Date
EXCLUSIVE: 1091 Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to the new romantic drama Under My Skin . The film marks the feature debut of Australian writer-director David O’Donnell and is produced by Raynen O’Keefe and Alex Russell. 1091 Pictures is planning a June 6 on-demand release. The story follows Denny, a free spirit and artist who falls for Ryan, a strait-laced lawyer. When Denny questions gender, their love is tested. The lead character, Denny, is played by four different actors who identify as non-binary, or trans non-binary: Liv Hewson, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Kylo Freeman and Lex Ryan. Producer Alex Russell and Alexis Denisof also star. “ Under My Skin follows four wonderfully gender diverse humans, all rolled into one – they inhabit the same role,” said O’Keefe, who also identifies as trans non-binary. “Where it is still an uphill battle and obstacle to argue for the sake of actors to be able to play characters who, at least in part, represent them, casting … [Read more...] about 1091 Pictures Acquires Romantic Drama ‘Under My Skin’, Sets Release Date
‘Descendants: The Rise Of Red’: Brandy Norwood & Paolo Montalban Have A Cinderella Reunion In Disney+ Original
Cinderella and Prince Charming lived happily ever after and Descendants : The Rise of Red will showcase what the fairytale couple is up to now. Brandy Norwood and her Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella co-star Paolo Montalban are reuniting in the Disney+ original reprising their roles from the 1997 television movie. The next installment of the Descendants franchise will see Norwood play Cinderella and Montalban portray King Charming, parents of Malia Baker’s Chloe. Descendants: The Rise of Red follows the story of Red, the rebellious daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and Chloe, Cinderella’s perfectionist daughter. When the tyrannical Queen of Hearts incites a coup against Auradon, polar opposites Red and Chloe must join forces and travel back in time to undo the traumatic event that set Red’s mother down her villainous path. The cast includes Kylie Cantrall as Red, Rita Ora as “The Queen of Hearts,” China Anne McClain as Uma, Dara Reneé as Uliana, Ruby … [Read more...] about ‘Descendants: The Rise Of Red’: Brandy Norwood & Paolo Montalban Have A Cinderella Reunion In Disney+ Original