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Bart & Fleming: Kevin Hart For Oscar Host?; Will A 10-Year Deal To Save Paris Theatre Ingratiate Netflix To Oscar Voters?

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Bart & Fleming: Kevin Hart For Oscar Host?; Will A 10-Year Deal To Save Paris Theatre Ingratiate Netflix To Oscar Voters?
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Fleming: As I watched Kevin Hart on The People’s Choice Awards grow introspective about second chances and feelings of morality after fracturing his spine and nearly dying in a terrible car accident, I wondered if he might reconsider hosting the Academy Awards.

His messy exit last year – which came after old homophobic social media messages were unearthed and served up for scrutiny as soon as Deadline revealed that Hart was getting the job – perpetuated a flawed notion that awards shows are better without hosts. I thought the pace of the last Oscars suffered without a host and that the recent host-less Emmys were damn near unwatchable. I am glad to hear that after last year’s dull
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Eddie Murphy Will Return to Host Saturday Night Live in Season 45

Joseph Baxter Aug 26, 2019

One of SNL’s most distinguished alumni, Eddie Murphy, will return this season to host, marking the first time since 1984.

Eddie Murphy is, at long last, coming back to Saturday Night Live!

The return of Eddie Murphy – who had one of the show’s most successful runs, off which he became one of the biggest film stars in the world – was revealed as part of the first round of host announcements for SNL Season 45. Murphy’s returning hosting gig – his first since 1984 – will be for the Christmas-break-sendoff December 21 episode, in which he’ll be paired with a yet-to-be-announced musical guest. He will most likely be there to promote his Netflix movie, Dolemite is My Name, which has yet to announce a release date.

Murphy’s SNL run, besides being hilarious on an organic level, was existentially crucial in the show’s history. He came into the cast
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Gerard Butler on Morgan Freeman’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Stunts: ‘I Was Running That Guy All Over the Place’

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Gerard Butler on Morgan Freeman’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Stunts: ‘I Was Running That Guy All Over the Place’
After making more than $370 million at the worldwide box office with “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen,” Gerard Butler ups the ante with the latest film in the franchise, “Angel Has Fallen.”

“We wanted to find a way to take it in a different direction. It became a much more personal movie involving family and a man who’s struggling with everything he’s been through in the earlier movies,” he told Variety on the red carpet at Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre on Tuesday night.

The action star, who plays Secret Service agent Mike Banning, celebrated the launch of the series’ latest installment with Morgan Freeman, whose character Benjamin Asher has been upgraded to U.S. President. When Banning is falsely accused of plotting an assassination attempt on Asher, both the good and bad guys hunt him down in a “Fugitive”-style twist.

“He’s on the run.
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Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could be latest A-list filmmaker to snag an Emmy for directing

Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could be latest A-list filmmaker to snag an Emmy for directing
While it looks like the Emmy race for Best Drama Directing will come down to a battle royal between three “Game of Thrones” contenders, there’s actually a sizable spoiler lurking in the wings: Adam McKay, who’s nominated for HBO’s new series “Succession.” The TV academy loves to reward A-list movie directors, especially ones who’ve been on a role as of late. So while our odds may say “Thrones” is primed to take its third victory in the category (it previously won in 2015 and 2016), perhaps they shouldn’t celebrate too soon.

After carving out a niche for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a victory for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing,
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Behind the Scenes of Universal’s First ‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff

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Behind the Scenes of Universal’s First ‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff
Universal had been pondering a “Fast & Furious” spin-off for several years, kicking around various ideas. But it was fan reaction to the antagonistic comedic interplay between unlikely allies Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in the eighth installment of the franchise, 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious,” that finally moved execs to make “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” set for release on Aug. 2.

“Audiences loved the back-and-forth banter between these two guys who were always at each other’s throats, but ultimately striving for the same goal,” says Hiram Garcia, president of production for Johnson’s Seven Bucks Prods. and one of the film’s producers. “They tested through the roof.”

Garcia says the idea was to take the buddy-cop dynamic of ‘80s hits including “48 Hours,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Tango & Cash” and marry it to the over-the-top action and spectacle fans have
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Margaret Brennan Hopes to Build ‘Nation’ at CBS

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As moderator of one of the nation’s longest-running Sunday news programs, Margaret Brennan often finds herself jousting with top government officials. She says she’s looking for facts, not a fight.

“There is a place for the hot take. There is a place for the tweet,” says Brennan. But CBS’ “Face The Nation,” she says, is not that place.

Brennan is the newest entrant in a very different sort of TV-news battle. Sunday public-affairs programs like “Face” and its competitors – NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week,” Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union” – typically win plaudits not for showcasing the reporting of other staffers, as most TV news programs do, but for getting America’s top officials to give up some bit of information that could affect economies, elections or public well-being.

Brennan, who retains her role as CBS’ senior foreign affairs correspondent,
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Chris Rock's Saw Movie Starts Shooting Next Week and "No One is Ready For The Insanity"

The fact that there is another Saw movie being made is crazy. What takes it to an even crazier level is that the new film is being developed by Chris Rock! That’s the last thing I expected to see!

Well, the film project is moving forward quickly and it’s going to start shooting next week. Director Darren Bousman shared the following on Twitter:

Start shooting the new Saw film in just a few days. Something I never thought I be typing again! Gotta be honest. No one is ready for the insanity about to bleed out on screen!

— Darren_Bousman (@darren_bousman) June 25, 2019

“No one is ready for the insanity about to bleed out on screen!” What is this movie going to give us that is different from any of the other Saw films that have come before? All I can see from the franchise is more of the same.
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Chris Rock's Saw Reboot Begins Shooting Next Week

Chris Rock's Saw Reboot Begins Shooting Next Week
As we all know good and well by this point in time, The Longest Yard and Grown Ups star Chris Rock is teaming with Twisted Pictures for yet another reimagining of the Saw franchise with a new, currently untitled entry which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. This new Saw Reboot is all set to be unleashed by Lionsgate into a theater near you in October 2020, and today we have word via Bousman over on Twitter that this Saw reboot will begin shooting next week!

Director Darren Lynn Bousman tweets.

"Start shooting the new Saw film in just a few days. Something I never thought I'd be typing again! Gotta be honest. No one is ready for the insanity about to bleed out on screen!"

This new Saw movie comes to us from a story written by Chris Rock, which he is adapting into a screenplay along with Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.
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Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers

Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers
Though it may seem like a slam-dunk for “Game of Thrones,” the Emmy race for Best Drama Directing could have an interesting spoiler in the mix: Adam McKay, who’s in the running this year for HBO’s new series “Succession.” The TV academy loves to heap accolades on A-list movie directors, especially ones who’ve been on a role as of late.

After making a name for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a win for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing, directing and producing bids. Now he’s returned to television with this pertinent drama about a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul (Brian Cox) and his conniving family, for which he helmed the pilot.
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Fall TV 2019 Premiere Dates: The Complete List of New and Returning Shows (Updating)

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We know, we know, summer hasn’t even officially begun yet and we’re already talking about Fall TV. But the broadcast networks have begun to announce the premiere dates for their new and returning shows and so it’s our duty to let you know what is going to air when.

While the list of premiere dates for new and returning shows that will hit Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW during the cooler months is still small, TheWrap has already started rounding them up to make sure you don’t miss fresh episodes of your most beloved series — and the debuts of new ones.

See broadcast’s fall premiere dates below, a list which TheWrap will continue to update as more become available in the coming months (new shows in Caps):

Monday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

8 p.m. “The Voice” (NBC)

8:30 p.m.
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Sesac Announces New Foundation to Support Minority Film Composers

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Music-rights organization Sesac plans to co-fund a new foundation designed to support minority film and TV composers, officials announced at last night’s annual Film & Television Composer Awards in Santa Monica.

The Key Change Foundation, created by “Frozen” and “Ant-Man” composer Christophe Beck, “will provide grants to support scores by emerging film composers from underrepresented groups,” said Sesac VP of film and TV Erin Collins.

It’s a long-planned follow-up to Sesac Scores: The Beck Diversity Project, a mentorship program launched last year and designed to “make a meaningful impact on the historically low number of women and people of color hired in the film composer community.”

Over the past year, Sesac Scores held six events, involving more than 350 participants and hosted by industry figures including Beck, composer John Swihart (“How I Met Your Mother”), agent Richard Kraft and others.

Beck was among dozens of composers honored Thursday night for their work in film,
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CBS Hurls New Anchor Team Into TV’s Morning-News Wars

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News Team: Assemble.

CBS News plans to hurl a new anchor squad into TV’s morning-news wars Monday when a different trio – Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil – takes the helm at “CBS This Morning.” The A.M. effort that has won critical plaudits by focusing on harder news topics, like international affairs and business, and has given CBS new momentum in a daypart dominated by ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” that it struggled in the past to conquer. But the show has ceded ground in recent months.

That doesn’t mean CBS is going to abandon the program’s newsier premise, says Diana Miller, its new executive producer. Viewers still won’t be seeing an abundance of cooking segments or summer concert series. “We are certainly not going to be doing less news,” she says. “In this day and age, there’s no shortage of it.
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Actor Chris Rock set to reboot 'Saw' series

Comedian-actor Chris Rock and entertainment company Lionsgate are collaborating on a "Saw" spinoff.

"I've been a fan of 'Saw' since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place," Rock said.

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer or Jigsaw, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films, reports variety.com.

Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, made the announcement on Thursday.

The new movie will be released on October 23, 2020.

"When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in," said Drake.

"'Saw' is one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time and
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Saw Spinoff Release Date, Cast and Details

Joseph Baxter Jul 22, 2019

Chris Rock will make the surprising transition from comedy to horror, teaming with Lionsgate to reimagine the Saw film franchise.

The Saw film franchise has seen its creative marrow drained dry by studio Lionsgate, notably with the ill-received 2017 sequel, Jigsaw, the eighth film in the transformative horror series. However, a metamorphosis is in the works as the studio goes back to the drawing board, teaming with – of all people – comedian Chris Rock, for a new installment in the long-running franchise.

Chris Rock's new Saw movie will be based off a script – adapting a concept he pitched – written by the duo of Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, for which Rock will also serve as executive producer. The film is being made by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, with longtime Saw filmmakers Mark Burg and Oren Koules back as producers. The movie is being directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who has directed Saws II,
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Chris Rock to Reboot Saw Horror Franchise with an 'Intense and Twisted' Spin

Chris Rock to Reboot Saw Horror Franchise with an 'Intense and Twisted' Spin
Chris Rock is moving from laughs to screams with his next project.

After fellow comedian Jordan Peele found critical acclaim and success in the horror movie world, Rock, 54, is trying his hand at the genre with the next Saw movie. Lionsgate announced that the franchise will be revived with a new idea from Rock set to hit theaters in Oct. 2020.

“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place,” Rock said in a statement, according to Indiewire. He will serve
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Saw Reboot Coming from Chris Rock, Saw II Director & Lionsgate

Saw Reboot Coming from Chris Rock, Saw II Director & Lionsgate
The Saw franchise is gearing up for a return to theaters with a "re-imagining" from famed funnyman Chris Rock. Based on a premise pitched by Rock, the movie will be penned by Jigsaw writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Chris Rock had this to say about the impending horror release.

"I've been a fan of 'Saw' since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place."

Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, said of the movie at Cannes.

"When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.
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Chris Rock Is Developing a Saw Spinoff Film with Lionsgate

Chris Rock is teaming up with Lionsgate to develop a Saw spinoff film. I’ve gotta say, this is quite a surprise! I would have never ever thought that Chris Rock would ever be involved with the Saw franchise! Hell, I thought the Saw franchise was dead! But he is, and here what he had to say in a statement:

“I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

As you all know, the franchise revolves around the character John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, who kidnaps and forces victims into insane and deadly situations that test their will to live. Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, made the announcement teasing what we can expect:

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his
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Chris Rock to partner with Lionsgate, Twisted Pictures on 'Saw' reboot

‘I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.’

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are partnering with Chris Rock to spin off and expand the Saw horror universe and are lining up a new film for October 23, 2020.

“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004,” said Rock. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer,
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Chris Rock To Reboot ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate & Twisted Pictures

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Chris Rock To Reboot ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate & Twisted Pictures
Chris Rock is teaming with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a fresh reimagining on the next Saw movie. The comedy multi-hyphenate has written a story which is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, and Rock will also executive produce.

Lionsgate has dated the film for an Oct. 23, 2020 release.

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in,” said Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “Saw is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it’s one of Lionsgate’s most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous Saw films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative
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Chris Rock Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate

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Chris Rock Rebooting ‘Saw’ Franchise With Lionsgate
Chris Rock and Lionsgate are collaborating on a “Saw” spinoff.

“I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004,” Rock said. “I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman produced all the “Saw” movies.

Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, made the announcement on Thursday. The new movie will be released on Oct. 23, 2020.

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer,
See full article at Variety »
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