DC Studios co-head James Gunn took to Twitter to respond to the chaotic news that broke yesterday about Patty Jenkins ’ Wonder Woman 3 not moving forward and other DC changes. You can see the tweets below. In regards to the news that came out yesterday, including buzz that the newly announced Henry Cavill may or may not reprise Superman as well other possible turnover of DC stars and franchises, Gunn says today “some of it is true, some of it half-true, some of it is not true, and some of it we haven’t decided yet whether it’s true or not.” Granted, the optics of Gunn and Peter Safran’s arrival at the studio, and the deep-sixing of Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 treatment doesn’t look good optically in the wake the diversity-led-and behind-the-scenes Batgirl getting killed, (that decision made by Warner Discovery CEO David Zaslav). However, we’re hearing that Jenkins was given the chance to take another stab at a Wonder Woman 3 treatment after receiving notes from all … [Read more...] about James Gunn Responds To ‘Wonder Woman 3’ Axing, Possible DC Franchise Turnover: “We Are Not Going To Make Every Single Person Happy”
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Rapper Jim Jones is figuring out how to deal with Uncle Sam next month, and he's considering deducting expenses on his income tax for making it rain. Well guess what, in theory he might have a fighting chance of winning. Jones is not alone. Bizzy Bone tells TMZ, "I'm giving charity to females who need their light bills paid. So, of course, that's a write-off. You write off your kids, don't you?" The Game tells TMZ ... making it rain "is good for business and promotion that comes with the lifestyle of a rapper. They bump our music in a strip club, so me giving the girls a little bit of change to shake their ass -- that comes with the business. Everybody wins." Daz Dillinger tells us, "Hell yeah. I'm going to see about getting my taxes fixed as soon as possible." And Lil' Flip tells TMZ he's actually done it ... deducted making-it-rain expenses from his taxes. So here's the deal ... There are 2 possible ways a rapper could justify deducting strip … [Read more...] about Rappers Jim Jones, The Game, Bizzy Bone — Deducting ‘Making-It-Rain’ Expenses Is Legit!!!
One of the more prestigious stops on the Oscar-season circuit is always the annual AFI Awards Luncheon, and on Friday the American Film Institute revealed its list of Top 10 Movies and TV Programs for 2022 ( see this post for TV list ). Major studios dominated the movie list for a change, including some box office blockbusters. Streamers were AWOL for the first time since their emergence. Avatar: The Way of Water , Elvis , Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans , Nope , She Said, T á r, Top Gun: Maverick , The Woman King, and Women Talking are the chosen 10, in addition to an AFI Special Award for The Banshees of Inisherin, which fell outside of AFI’s mostly American financed eligibility criteria but is felt to be worthy of inclusion one way or another. No real surprises on those that got in, although Jordan Peele’s summer horror film Nope hasn’t been at the top of pundits’ list of contenders. Universal had a banner day, with that film, … [Read more...] about AFI Awards Film: ‘Avatar’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Fabelmans’ And More Make Cut; Streamers Shut Out
Markus Dohle , the chief executive of Penguin Random House has announced his resignation after the world’s largest trade book publisher failed in its bid to acquire Simon & Schuster. The Department of Justice sued to block the $2.2 billion deal and the publishers, owned by Bertelsmann and Paramount Global , went to court. They failed to convince the judge in the civil antitrust lawsuit, who ruled against the merger. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the effect of the proposed merger would be to substantially lessen competition in the market for U.S. publishing rights to anticipated top-selling books. Stephen King appeared as a star witness for the DOJ, saying “consolidation is bad for competition.” The business has consolidated so much that now it’s about publishers being deferential to rival bidders — a gentlemanly “After you. No, after you,” King quipped The parties did not appeal. Paramount gets a $200 million breakup fee. CEO … [Read more...] about Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle Resigns After Failed Simon & Schuster Deal
From its triumphant world premiere (with seven-minute standing ovation) at the Venice Film Festival, A24 opens Darren Aronofsky ’s The Whale in theaters this weekend amid a whirl of Oscar buzz around star Brendan Fraser . The former action star carries the psychological drama as Charlie, a reclusive and severely obese English teacher trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Deadline critic Damon Wise said Fraser’s “all-in performance… makes adjectives such as ‘brave’ and ‘fearless’ seem almost meaningless” and that The Whale is “cutting the line to put a never-better Brendan Fraser at the front of the Best Actor race.” See full review . It opens on six screens total in NYC (Alamo Brooklyn, Angelika, AMC Lincoln Square) and LA (AMC Century City, Burbank, The Grove) and plans to hold there next week, expanding in a limited national footprint on Dec. 21 for the holidays. The Whale looks set to do at least $50k per screen and possibly well over … [Read more...] about ‘The Whale’ With Brendan Fraser Set To Make A Splash In Choppy Arthouse Market – Specialty Preview
A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order dissolving the trusteeship of NABET-CWA Local 41, which represents broadcast technicians at ABC, NBC Telemundo, Univision and ESPN in Chicago. The trusteeship had been imposed by NABET-CWA on Sept. 22, six months after Raza Siddiqui was elected president of Local 41. In the local’s March elections, Siddiqui and his entire slate of running mates overwhelmingly defeated the local’s prior leadership, headed by former president Chris Willadsen and former treasurer Patrick Keating, who had sought the trusteeship on a wide range of allegations that U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feinerman has now ruled were “invalid.” The temporary restraining order, which returns Siddiqui and all the other members of his administration to office at the close of business today, expires on Dec. 21 – unless extended by the court or by agreement of the parties – as the case continues to work its way through court. The judge noted, however, … [Read more...] about Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Lifting “Invalid” Trusteeship Of NABET-CWA Local 41 In Chicago
Skrillex might wanna cut stage diving out of his repertoire -- TMZ has learned, a fan has just sued the DJ for leaping on top of her from a stage in 2012 ... and giving her a stroke. Jennifer Fraissl filed the lawsuit, claiming Skrillex -- real name Sonny John Moore -- took a flying leap from his DJ table during a performance at The Belasco in Downtown L.A. in February 2012 ... and landed on top of her. Fraissl says she was standing near the front when Skrillex beckoned the crowd forward -- making it impossible for her to leave or even protect herself -- and that's when Skrillex jumped from his table ... several feet above the stage. Fraissl says she suffered several injuries when the DJ landed on her, and later suffered a stroke as a result of the trauma. She's now suing Skrillex (who's pretty well known for stage diving during his shows) as well as the nightclub -- claiming Belasco failed to prevent Skrillex from acting so recklessly. She's asking for unspecified … [Read more...] about Skrillex Fan Sues — Idiot Stage Dove On Me … And Gave Me a Stroke
EXCLUSIVE : North One Television, the All3Media backed-producer of upcoming Keanu Reeves -helmed Disney+ F1 show Brawn, is moving into drama and has partnered with Line of Duty star Vicky McClure ’s BYO Films. The company has restructured, Deadline can reveal, with founder/CEO Neil Duncanson becoming Chairman, Managing Director Steve Gowans taking his place as CEO and Daniel Coomber promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Staff were informed yesterday. The changes will take effect from next year and will see UK indie vet Duncanson oversee the drama push, while remaining at the helm of the day-to-day business and looking after sport, while Gowans manages factual and factual entertainment. “We have always been adept at reinventing ourselves and making sure we stay ahead of the curve,” Duncanson told Deadline. “We’ve moved across genres through the years to keep momentum going and realize the way the streamers have changed the game globally means drama is clearly a … [Read more...] about North One Television, Producer Behind Keanu Reeves Disney+ Doc ‘Brawn’, Moves Into Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Emirati-British filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa has revealed he is developing a new feature spinning off his 2009 breakout debut City Of Life . Revolving around three characters from different walks of life in Mostafa’s home city of Dubai, the original was a local breakout hit in the U.A.E. in 2009 and it remains one of the territory’s best-known films, both at home and internationally. “I felt it was time to make a sequel because I started realizing how Dubai has changed so much. From 2009 to where we are today, not only is Dubai structurally, and physically changed, but when you go out you feel it has changed,” said Mostafa. “It’s a lot more populated. We’re a lot more open to things we weren’t open to before. The region’s changed. There is less censorship in certain areas.” The director, who is signed with talent agency UTA, was talking to Deadline at the Red Sea International Film Festival, where he is showing the horror short Night Shift , about an … [Read more...] about Ali F. Mostafa Reveals Next Film Will Be A Standalone Sequel To 2009 Breakout, Dubai-Set Debut ‘City Of Life’
Netflix ’s Harry & Meghan doc series is officially here and debate is already raging over whether the Royal Family were shown the series prior to launch, and how or if they will respond. The family claim they were not asked for comment on the hotly-anticipated six-parter, BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond told the BBC’s Today this morning, but the first episode, which dropped at 8 a.m. GMT (12 a.m. PST), starts with the disclaimer: “Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within this series.” It adds: “This is a first-hand account of Harry and Meghan’s story told with never before seen personal archive. All interviews were completed by August 2022.” Rumors were swirling this week over whether the Royal Family had seen the show following the release of two trailers, in which Harry spoke of “the pain and suffering of women” marrying into the Royal Family and said he would tell the full truth behind the couple’s relationship with the … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’: Were The Royal Family Given Prior Sight Of The Doc?