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John Zderko, Actor in ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Mentalist,’ Dies at 60

John Zderko, a late-blooming actor who worked on such series as Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, 911: Lone Star and Bosch: Legacy, has died. He was 60. Zderko died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from his treatment for cancer, his friend and fellow actor Charley Koontz (Community, CSI: Cyber) told The Hollywood Reporter. This year, […]

How Superstars Can Now Make “Many Millions” Signing Autographs

For decades, a Hollywood star’s autograph has been a coveted piece in fandom collections, whether gathered on the street, at a premiere or after hours waiting in line at a meet-and-greet. After two years in a pandemic, though, the autograph industry has been upended by the cancellation of red carpets and conventions. As a result, […]

Berlin: Showtime, Bleecker Street Sign Output Deal

Bleecker Street has signed a new three-year output deal with Showtime Networks that will see the ViacomCBS unit take TV, on-demand and streaming rights to Bleecker’s slate of upcoming features, all of which Bleecker will release theatrically in the U.S. The deal, unveiled Thursday, kicks off in March and will see Showtime take up to […]

Sundance: John Boyega on Personally Requesting Michael K. Williams Be Cast in ‘892’

One of the final onscreen performances from Michael K. Williams — who died in September due to an accidental overdose — premieres at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 892, which is screening in the fest’s U.S. Dramatic Competition section, sees the late actor appear onscreen opposite John Boyega, who talked to The Hollywood Reporter about […]

John Boyega, Director Abi Damaris Corbin on the Making of Sundance Feature ‘892’: “It Was Nonstop”

892 tells the real-life story of Brian Easley, a Marine veteran who threatened to bomb a Wells Fargo in an Atlanta suburb in 2017. The 33-year-old father suffered from PTSD and was frustrated that his disability checks — totaling $892 — were being withheld by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The movie had its Sundance […]

John Boyega and Michael K. Williams in ‘892’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Abi Damaris Corbin’s thriller is based on the true story of a desperate former Marine who tried to rob an Atlanta bank in 2017.

John Boyega on Teaming with Converse for the Create Next Film Project, Working with Michael K. Williams

With a slew of films wrapped and more in pre-production, the actor is mentoring London's rising filmmakers through a partnership with the iconic shoe brand.

Adrienne Warren, Sheila Atim Join Viola Davis in Historical Drama ‘The Woman King’ (Exclusive)

Adrienne Warren, the newly minted best actress in a musical at Sunday’s Tony Awards for her work in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and Olivier Award-winning actress Sheila Atim, have joined the cast of The Woman King, a historical epic from TriStar. Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu are toplining the drama that also counts Lashana Lynch and […]

John Boyega Joins Viola Davis in Historical Drama ‘The Woman King’ (Exclusive)

John Boyega has joined Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu in The Woman King, a historical epic from TriStar Pictures. Gina Prince-Bythewood, who most recently directed Netflix’s sci-fi actioner The Old Guard, is on board to helm the feature that also has No Time to Die actress Lashana Lynch on the roll call. Per the studio, […]

John Boyega to Star in Indie Drama ‘892’ (Exclusive)

A month after abruptly exiting Netflix’s drama, Rebel Ridge, John Boyega has found a new project. The actor is starring in 892, an indie drama being produced by Salman Al-Rashid and Sam Frohman of Salmira Productions and Joshuah Bearman and Mackenzie Fargo of Epic. And while Boyega caused a shuttering of a production with his […]

Behind John Boyega’s Abrupt Exit From Netflix’s ‘Rebel Ridge’

In early June, John Boyega abruptly exited the Netflix production of Rebel Ridge “for family reasons,” according to a statement released by the streamer at the time. But other sources say that in fact, Boyega simply walked away from the production with filming underway — which, according to one person with knowledge of the situation, […]

John Boyega, Joe Cornish Reteaming for ‘Attack the Block’ Sequel

Ten years later, John Boyega is returning to the cult classic that put him on the map. The actor will reteam with filmmaker Joe Cornish for a sequel to Attack the Block, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Boyega was an unknown actor when he starred in the 2011 film that centered on a ragtag group […]