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Disney And Longtime Fox Producer Chernin Entertainment Part Ways

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Disney And Longtime Fox Producer Chernin Entertainment Part Ways
First “Fox” got the ax from Disney’s rebranded assets 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. Now one of Fox’s most prominent film producers is ending its run, with Deadline confirming Friday that Chernin Entertainment is parting ways with the now Disney-run studio after eight years.

Chernin via its deal made 24 movies over that span mostly at Fox, including the successful Planet of the Apes franchise and the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures. They also teamed on Ford v Ferrari, the James Mangold drama starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, which just snagged a Best Picture nom this week.

Recent Chernin Entertainment films at Fox also include Underwater with Kristen Stewart and the animated Spies In Disguise.

Disney, which acquired the Fox film assets officially in March as part of their mega-merger, doesn’t produce many films using third-party models, which is how Chernin’s deal was structured. It’s unclear
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Disney and Chernin Entertainment End Film Production Partnership

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Disney and Chernin Entertainment End Film Production Partnership
Disney and Peter Chernin on Friday called it quits on the long standing film production deal the former Fox executive’s Chernin Entertainment had with 20th Century Fox.

The split was an amicable one, and had more to do with Disney’s aversion to bring on third party partners to finance its films.

Disney inherited the production partnership when it acquired Fox’s film and TV entertainment assets for $71.3 billion last year.

“I have nothing but praise for Disney. They were gracious, classy and paved the way for me to continue to build the company however we want,” Chernin said in a statement.

Also Read: Disney Kills Off Fox, Rebrands Labels 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures

Chernin Entertainment will retain roughly 70 of the more than 80 films it had in development at 20th Century. The projects staying with Disney — like the new “Planet of the Apes” film — are based on Disney-held IP.
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[31 Days of Halloween] Day Thirteen: Unsettling Sci-fi Horror ‘Honeymoon’

[31 Days of Halloween] Day Thirteen: Unsettling Sci-fi Horror ‘Honeymoon’
It’s day 13 out of 31 in our Halloween celebration. More importantly, it’s Sunday. That means it’s a Wild Card pick. While Halloween is typically associated with witches, ghosts, devils, and pumpkins, today we’re looking back at one of the decade’s best sci-fi horror movies; Leigh Janiak’s feature debut Honeymoon. There’s no jump scares or […]
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Best of Frightfest: ‘Honeymoon’ Dir. Leigh Janiak

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. Our choice today is Honeymoon.

2014 had one of Frightfest’s strongest line-ups in its twenty years. The event opened with The Guest, and over the course of the five day event, also hosted the likes of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Starry Eyes and The Babadook. Hidden amongst all of them though is a genre film that deserves way more attention than it has received in the years since its release. That film is Honeymoon. Starring Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway, and Game of ThronesRose Leslie, it’s surprising that the film hasn’t gathered more momentum based on the cast alone.

Treadaway and Leslie play Paul and Bea, a young
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Ryan Simpkins Joins Fox-Disney’s ‘Fear Street’ (Exclusive)

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Ryan Simpkins Joins Fox-Disney’s ‘Fear Street’ (Exclusive)
Ryan Simpkins has joined Fox-Disney’s second installment of 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Fear Street” trilogy, based on the novels by R.L. Stine.

Leigh Janiak is helming all three films.

Previously announced cast includes Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald and Jeremy Ford.

First released in 1989, the Fear Street book series was set in the fictionalized city of Shadyside and revolved around teenagers who faced malevolent and sometimes paranormal opponents. The books were widely popular, with over 80 million copies sold.

It is unknown who Simpkins will be playing in the pic.

Chernin Entertainment is producing.

Simpkins’ most recent feature “Ladyworld” recently premiered at Fantastic Fest and has been playing festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Other films she has been seen in include “Brigsby Bear” with Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes and Andy Samburg,
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The Craft Remake Finds Its Lead Witch in Bad Times Star Cailee Spaeny

Filming for the The Craft Remake is scheduled to begin in July, and the movie has found its lead in Cailee Spaeny. The project is financed by Columbia Pictures and Jason Blum's Blumhouse, with Blum producing with Red Wagon Entertainment's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. Lucas Wiesendanger, also of Red Wagon, is executive producing, along with the original movie's director Andrew Fleming. Actress Zoe Lister-Jones (New Girl) has also been tapped to write and direct the upcoming picture, presenting a modern take on the 1996 classic.

In The Craft, the plot will focus on high school outcast Hannah looking for her place in life. Things quickly change when she befriends three eccentric women, as the four start dabbling in witchcraft. As their powers grow, the negative repercussions that come with them begin to have devastating effects on their lives. In the original, the Hannah character was named Sarah Bailey,
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Darrell Britt-Gibson Cast In ‘Fear Street’; ‘On My Block’s Jason Genao Joins ‘Film Fest’; Stelio Savante In ‘Lapham Rising’

Darrell Britt-Gibson Cast In ‘Fear Street’; ‘On My Block’s Jason Genao Joins ‘Film Fest’; Stelio Savante In ‘Lapham Rising’
Actor Darrell Britt-Gibson, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will co-star in the first and third installments of the Fear Street film trilogy, based on the R.L. Stine book series. Leigh Janiak is helming all three films, which will be distributed via the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox. A release date has yet to be announced. Chernin Entertainment is producing the pics, with Jason Young overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. Britt-Gibson was one of the stars of the Robert Schwartzman-directed indie film The Unicorn, which had its premiere at 2018 SXSW. He’s also recurred on shows like HBO’s Barry and Fxx’s You’re the Worst. His next turn is Warner Bros Just Mercy biopic starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Foxx. Britt-Gibson is a client of Industry Entertainment and Gange Tyre Ramer Brown & Passman.
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Amazon Studios Picks Up Lauren Oliver’s Ya Drama ‘Panic’ To Series

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Amazon Studios has picked up to series Ya drama pilot Panic, from writer Lauren Oliver based on her best-selling book and producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum.

Ramping up a Ya slate was one of the first major programming initiatives of Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke after she joined the company last year. The company greenlighted three Ya drama pilots, Panic, College and The Wilds. Of the other two, College is not going forward, while The Wilds remains in contention.

Written and created by Oliver based on her novel published by HarperCollins, Panic centers on a small town in America where every year the graduating seniors engage in a competition they believe is their one chance to escape. But this year, the rules have changed — and they must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to get out.

“Panic tells a story aimed at young adults, but
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‘Fear Street’ Producers Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping to Keep Projects in Georgia, Donate to Aclu

‘Fear Street’ Producers Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping to Keep Projects in Georgia, Donate to Aclu
Producers Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment said in a statement Wednesday that their projects currently filming in Georgia, the Fox film trilogy “Fear Street” and the “P-Valley” TV series, will remain in the state, but they will be making a “significant donation to Aclu” in opposition to the anti-abortion “fetal heartbeat bill.”

“Our choice became pretty clear, we will stay in Georgia, stand shoulder to shoulder with the women of that state and the states under attack, and fight to win,” Chernin and Topping said in a joint statement. “In doing so will be making a significant donation to Aclu because whatever upside we have needs to be shared with the women everywhere who have the right as human beings to make medical decisions as sovereign individuals.”

Several Hollywood production companies have agreed to a boycott of the state of Georgia after Republican governor Brian Kemp signed
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Emily Rudd and McCabe Slye Take Up Residence On R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’

Emily Rudd and McCabe Slye Take Up Residence On R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’
Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak is directing a trilogy of Fear Street movies for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, and Deadline reports today that Emily Rudd (The Romanoffs) and McCabe Slye (Destroyer) are the latest to join the cast. They’ll both star in the second film, the site notes, which is set in 1978. “Rudd was cast to play the […]
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Fox’s ‘Fear Street’ Adds Emily Rudd & McCabe Slye

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Fox’s ‘Fear Street’ Adds Emily Rudd & McCabe Slye
Exclusive: Emily Rudd and McCabe Slye have signed on for Fox’s Fear Street trilogy, which is being helmed by Leigh Janiak. Both will make their first appearance in the second installment, which is set in 1978.

Rudd will play the older sister of Sadie Sink’s character. Slye will take on two roles: He plays Bobby Slater, described as a Springsteen-ish burnout who works at a summer camp, and in the 1966-set third film, he plays Mad Thomas, a creepy local drunk who stokes the town’s hysteria. Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald and Jeremy Ford also have been cast.

Based on R.L. Stine’s book series, the first of which was released in 1989, the story is set in the fictionalized city of Shadyside and revolves around teenagers who face malevolent and sometimes paranormal opponents. Chernin Entertainment is producing the pics, with
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Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink Joins R.L. Stine's Fear Street Trilogy

One of the young stars from Stranger Things, Sadie Sink, is set to star in the second installment of 20th Century Fox’s Fear Street trilogy, which is based on the Ya novels by R.L. Stine.

Sink will join the previously cast Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford. The film trilogy will be directed by Leigh Janiak and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

The stories for the book series were set in the fictional town of Shadyside, Ohio, and they spanned different time periods in the 1980s and 1990s. Each one centered around a new set of characters. But some of those characters occasionally made appearances in other stories since they are all set in the same universe.

It was previously revealed that “Madeira and Welch will each be playing gay teenagers trying to navigate
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‘Fear Street’ Trilogy Cast Adds ‘Stranger Things’ Star Sadie Sink

‘Fear Street’ Trilogy Cast Adds ‘Stranger Things’ Star Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink is jumping out of one spooky franchise and into another. The Stranger Things actress has joined the cast of the Fear Street trilogy, adapted from R.L. Stine‘s book series. Leigh Janiak, director of indie horror film Honeymoon, is set to helm all three entries in the trilogy. Unlike the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine, the Fear Street books were geared […]

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Fear Street Lures in Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink

It was just last week that we passed along the update that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's upcoming three-film adaptation of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine's teen horror book series Fear Street had added Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford to the cast. That update was a two-parter as we also passed along word that the trilogy lost Queen of Earth and Her Smell writer-director Alex Ross Perry, who was all set to take the helm of the second Fear Street sequel. And today we hear that Stranger Things season two star Sadie Sink has joined the cast as well.

Sadie Sink will be joining a cast that includes the above-mentioned Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford along with Benjamin Flores Jr., Olivia Welch, Kiana Madeira, and Swamp Thing, Jurassic World star Matt Burke in the role of "Football Coach." Madeira and
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‘Stranger Things’ Star Sadie Sink Joins Fox’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Sadie Sink Joins Fox’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy
Exclusive: Sadie Sink is set to star in the second installment of 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Fear Street trilogy, based on the novels by R.L. Stine. Leigh Janiak is helming all three films.

Previously announced cast includes Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford.

First released in 1989, the Fear Street book series was set in the fictionalized city of Shadyside and revolved around teenagers who faced malevolent and sometimes paranormal opponents. The books were widely popular with over 80 million copies sold.

Chernin Entertainment producing is pics with Jason Young overseeing the project for Fox.

Sink’s big break came when she joined the cast of Netflix’s hit supernatural series Stranger Things, which will debut its third season in July. She was also seen in the Lionsgate film The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson, and next appears in the horror film Eli,
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Fear Street Trilogy Loses a Director But Gains 4 More Cast Members

20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's upcoming three-film adaptation of Goosebumps author R L Stine's teen horror book series Fear Street has been snatching up cast left and right over the past month. And today seems to be no different as this afternoon we got word that Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford have signed onto the series of flicks. No word on who they will be playing, or in which of the three planned films they will appear. Not only that but now it seems that Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak will be directing all three movies instead of parts 1 and 3 while Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth writer-director Alex Ross Perry who was attached to helm the middle Fear Street sequel seems to have dropped out or been replaced.

Anyhow, today's casting update comes to us on the heels of the recent announcement that
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Leigh Janiak Now Directing All Three Adaptations of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’; Four More Join Cast

Leigh Janiak Now Directing All Three Adaptations of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’; Four More Join Cast
In the wake of his Goosebumps books finally becoming a movie franchise. R.L. Stine’s Fear Street saga is next headed to the screen with not one, not two, but Three films in the works at 20th Century Fox. Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) and Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell) were splitting up directing duties at one point, but it looks like Janiak will now direct all […]
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Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford Join Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy

Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford Join Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy
Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald and Jeremy Ford have signed onto the Fear Street movie trilogy from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

Leigh Janiak is set to direct the trio of films based on the Fear Street novels by R.L. Stein. The newly cast members join Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch and Benjamin Flores Jr.

Alex Ross Perry, the writer-director behind Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth, was earlier attached to helm the Fear Street 2 sequel.

Fear Street was a scare-filled book series that Stine began prior to the wild success of his Goosebumps series and was aimed at older teens (and ...
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The Craft Remake Gets Band Aid Director Zoe Lister-Jones

The Craft was supposed to get a true sequel, but those plans have been halted. It was rumored earlier this week that Blumhouse had trashed the idea of a follow-up instead going the remake route. That has now been confirmed, as Columbia Pictures partners with Jason Blum for this redo about four high school witches whose power grows a little out of control.

As stated by the recent rumors, it is now confirmed that Zoe Lister Jones is going to write and direct this contemporary retelling of the 90s horror classic The Craft. The previous synopsis for the remake sounded like it was hitting all the same notes as the original. And it won't go the gender-swap route, which is a popular trend in Hollywood. But that seems reserved solely for boy franchises. These witches will remain female.

When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie
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‘The Craft’ Remake Finds Director in Zoe-Lister Jones

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‘The Craft’ Remake Finds Director in Zoe-Lister Jones
Life in Pieces” star Zoe Lister-Jones will write and direct Sony Pictures’ remake of “The Craft” for Blumhouse and Red Wagon Entertainment.

Doug Wick, the producer of the original “The Craft,” will return in the same capacity along with partner Lucy Fisher through their Red Wagon banner. Jason Blum is also producing and his Blumhouse is co-financing. Fisher was vice chair of Columbia during the first movie.

Robin Tunney starred in the original, portraying a new arrival at a high school who’s sought out by three students, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The trio had been dabbling in witchcraft, and Tunney’s arrival enables all four to become adept at magic, but the new coven disintegrates when Balk’s character misuses her new power.

Sony’s been attempting to remake “The Craft” since 2015 when Leigh Janiak was hired to direct. Andrew Fleming directed the original film.
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