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Olivia Cooke, Adam McKay Team for Horror-Thriller ‘Breeders’ (Exclusive)

Olivia Cooke, one of the stars of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, will star in Breeders, a horror project just acquired by Lionsgate that will mark the feature directorial debut of rising fright filmmaker Kelsey Bollig. Adam McKay, the filmmaker behind Netflix hit Don’t Look Up and an executive producer on […]

Tribeca Festival Sets Talks With Taylor Swift, Seth Meyers, Tyler Perry, Plus ‘Heat’ Reunion

The Tribeca Festival has revealed the lineups for its talks, reunions and master class sessions at the 2022 event. Taylor Swift, Seth Meyers, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Adam McKay, Cynthia Erivo, Tig Notaro, W. Kamau Bell, Phil Rosenthal and Julian Schnabel are among the stars set to participate in extended discussions of their work as […]

Good Energy’s ‘Climate Change’ Playbook Endeavors to Increase Portrayals in Narrative Scripts

Good Energy: A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change, a resource for any screenwriter or member of the public, was just made available online. Designed as a guide for screenwriters, producers and other creatives to better incorporate climate into narrative film and television scripts, the playbook features tools, data, storytelling examples and interviews, […]

Jerry West’s Lawyers Demand Retraction From HBO Over ‘Winning Time’ Depiction

Jerry West’s legal team wants an apology and retraction for his portrayal in HBO’s Los Angeles Lakers-focused series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. In a statement that was sent to the network, Warner Bros. Discovery and executive producer Adam McKay and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, representatives for the former Lakers player, […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Criticizes ‘Winning Time’ for “Crude Stick-Figure” Characters

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finally weighed in on Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty — and he is not a fan, to say the least. The NBA living legend, actor and activist took apart the HBO series in a Tuesday Substack blog post he titled “Winning Time Isn’t Just Deliberately Dishonest, It’s Drearily Dull.” Abdul-Jabbar, […]

‘Winning Time’ Actor Rob Morgan Talks Real-Life Bond With Screen Son Quincy Isaiah and a Moment That Wowed HBO Brass

[The following story contains spoilers from the Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty episode, “Invisible Man.”] Rob Morgan has arguably one of the best scenes in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty thus far. It is a moment in this week’s episode “Invisible Man” where his character, Earvin Johnson Sr., and […]

HBO’s ‘The Invisible Pilot’: TV Review

Adam McKay executive produced this three-part documentary, which focuses on crop-dusting, drug-smuggling, Iran-Contra and decades of family trauma.

‘Don’t Look Up’ Producer Kevin Messick Says the Film’s Ending “Twists the Conventions of the Traditional Hollywood Disaster Movie”

Producer Kevin Messick’s Don’t Look Up journey was bookended by history-making events. On Jan. 6, 2021, as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Messick was in Boston preparing to film a riot scene incited by Jennifer Lawrence’s disaffected graduate student, Kate Dibiaski. It was a high-tension moment, as cities around the nation were on alert for […]

Kenneth Branagh to Miss Oscar Wilde Awards Due to COVID (Exclusive)

Kenneth Branagh, the Belfast writer, director and producer, will not attend the Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, the event’s organizer told The Hollywood Reporter. Branagh, who is up for three Academy Awards — for directing, original screenplay and best picture — on Sunday, was going to make a stop at […]

‘Winning Time’ Star Adrien Brody on Why Playing L.A. Lakers Head Coach Pat Riley Is Kismet

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty episode three, “The Best Is Yet to Come”] Adrien Brody can’t help but laugh about it. When the call came that Adam McKay and the creative team behind HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty wanted to talk to […]

“It’s Not Just Three Characters in a Room”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Don’t Look Up’ Director Adam McKay and Editor Hank Corwin

Adam McKay’s latest feature film, Don’t Look Up, imagines how things might play out if scientists discovered a deadly asteroid hurtling toward Earth. For a THR Presents conversation powered by Vision Media, Scott Feinberg moderated a discussion between the Oscar-nominated director and his longtime editor Hank Corwin.  Corwin and McKay have collaborated together on several […]

‘Don’t Look Up’ Writers Adam McKay, David Sirota on Breaking Genre With Comedy and Tragedy

It began almost as a joke. Journalist David Sirota floated the idea of his friend Adam McKay (an Oscar winner for The Big Short) directing a film about the climate crisis and made an offhanded comment about how the situation feels like an asteroid is headed toward Earth and nobody cares. It struck a chord […]