UPDATE, writethru : Paramount/Skydance/Fox’s Terminator: Dark Fate found little salvation in its wider offshore rollout this weekend. Handled overseas by Disney, it came in below pre-weekend projections , grossing $72.9M in 48 material markets (including a soft $28M from China where Tencent Pictures is handling). Along with the early releases and holds from last session, the international box office cume is now $94.6M . Globally, TDF has $123.6M . While Dark Fate was No. 1 in 23 openings, offshore audiences appear to agree with domestic and just didn’t feel compelled to see yet another Terminator movie that was more of the same — even if it was designed as a follow-up to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and brought Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and James Cameron back together. One international distribution source contends that moviegoers are confused as to what this movie is, “It’s sad, it was just a non-event.” Aggravating matters, the … [Read more...] about ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Doesn’t Find Salvation Overseas; ‘Joker’ Jumps To $934M WW As It Seriously Eyes $1B – International Box Office
Simone Kessell ( Obi-Wan Kenobi ) is joining the second season of Showtime ’s Yellowjackets as the adult Lottie Matthews. The teen version of Lottie was played in season one by Courtney Eaton ( Mad Max: Fury Road ), who has been upped to series regular in season two. A New Zealand native, Kessell can currently be seen opposite Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi as Breha Organa, mother to Princess Leia as a child. Previous TV credits include Our Flag Means Death , as well as Reckoning, The Crossing , Of Kings and Prophets and Terra Nova. She stars in the upcoming feature Muru , which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Kessell is repped by Buchwald. Showtime announced last week that Lauren Ambrose ( Six Feet Under ) will play the adult version of Van, played as a teenager in season one by Liv Hewson . Yellowjackets is up for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for … [Read more...] about Simone Kessell Joins ‘Yellowjackets’ as Adult Lottie Matthews
EXCLUSIVE: In what would mark his first acting job in a major studio movie, two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Prime Video’s new reimagining of the classic ’80s action pic Road House . He joins a cast that already includes Billy Magnussen , Daniela Melchior , Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery. Doug Liman is directing from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry. Joel Silver is producing for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers. The new take follows a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise. While exact details behind who McGregor will be playing are unknown, sources made it clear … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor To Make Acting Debut In Jake Gyllenhaal-Led ‘Road House’ For Prime Video
Notorious is going Hollywood -- UFC superstar Conor McGregor will be making his acting debut in a remake of the '80s classic movie, "Road House" ... starring alongside huge names like Jake Gyllenhaal !! The project is set to be a reimagining of the Patrick Swayze -led 1989 flick ... with Gyllenhaal playing a UFC fighter-turned-bar bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse. TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the former featherweight and lightweight champ will have a part in the Prime Video project, which will be his first feature film. Of course, 34-year-old McGregor has a ton of business ventures out of the Octagon ... but we're told the new career move does not mean he's done competing. "Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of 'Road House', a beloved classic," Conor's rep, Karen J. Kessler, tells us. "While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor Lands Role In ‘Road House’ Remake With Jake Gyllenhaal
Cigar Talk Adrien Broner feels some type of way about "big bro" Floyd Mayweather failing to hit him up for a fight, saying if the shoe was on the other foot, they would've already boxed and got PAID! It's not like 33-year-old Broner -- a 4 weight class world champ -- hasn't made millions, but it's nothing close to Mayweather's crazy paydays ... like the $300+ million he says he made for the Conor McGregor fight. And, AB doesn't understand why Floyd hasn't shared the wealth by setting up their own exhibition. "Me, as a real n****, if I was Floyd and he was me, he would never have to fight again," AB said to Nah G Chill on CIGARTALK this week. Getty Broner says he and Floyd would earn north of $100 million, easy. "This is so easy! This is a layup," AB said. "We can do an exhibition, 10 rounds, and the whole world is gonna watch it and we gonna get in there and go to work! Hug and go in the back and get a … [Read more...] about Adrien Broner Questions Floyd Mayweather, Why Haven’t We Boxed Yet?!
Amazon Freevee has released the first trailer for High School , an eight-episode coming-of-age drama based on the New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name from Tegan and Sara Quin. The first four episodes of High School will premiere Oct. 14, with new episodes available every Friday on Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). Produced by Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment , High Schoo l is a story about finding your own identity—a journey made even more complicated when you have a twin whose own struggle and self-discovery so closely mimic your own. Told through a backdrop of ‘90s grunge and rave culture, the series weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another. High School will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. The series stars TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland in their TV debut as the high school versions of Tegan and Sara, … [Read more...] about Amazon Freevee Unveils Trailer, Premiere Date for ‘High School’; Coming-Of-Age Drama Based On Best-Selling Memoir
The adolescent lives of twins Tegan and Sara are headed to the small screen. On Friday, Amazon Freevee released the trailer for their new show High School , based on the memoir by the indie pop duo, out Oct. 14. The clip follows the two sisters (played by TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland) as they navigate high school together, complete with plenty of adolescent angst and teenage rights of passage, like experiencing their first kiss and discovering their sexuality. “I think it’s better having it be our secret,” a girl suggests to Sara after they share a kiss. But admist their own self-discovery, the two also discover their love and talent for making music. “Were you just playing guitar?” asks Tegan when she finds her sister in her room with the instrument, before asking to hear the song she was playing. Sara then plays the guitar and sings the lyrics to the amateur tune she just had written. “Tegan didn’t go to school today / left me all alone to play,” she … [Read more...] about ‘Were You Just Playing Guitar?’ Tegan and Sara Discover Music in New Trailer for Biopic Series ‘High School’