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‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Plays a Man Determined to Honor a Debt in Gripping Afghan War Drama

Dar Salim co-stars as a military interpreter whose heroic efforts to deliver Gyllenhaal’s injured U.S. Army sergeant to safety put him on the Taliban’s most wanted list.

Tessa Thompson to Lead ‘Hedda,’ Nia DaCosta’s Reimagining of ‘Hedda Gabler’ for MGM’s Orion, Plan B (Exclusive)

Fresh from her appearance in box office boxing smash hit Creed III ($265 million and counting), Tessa Thompson has been cast as a character considered one of the greatest dramatic roles in theater history. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Thompson is set to play Hedda Gabler in Nia DaCosta’s upcoming film Hedda for MGM’s […]

Jake Gyllenhaal Says Guy Ritchie Forced Him to “Let Go” for ‘The Covenant’: “Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Done”

Jake Gyllenhaal is opening up about working with director Guy Ritchie and having to “let go” and “figure it out together” for their upcoming film The Covenant. When Hot Ones host Sean Evans asked the Nightcrawler actor during Thursday’s episode if he found it “more daunting, more challenging or more liberating” to work with a […]

Amazon to Relaunch MGM Streaming Services in Europe as MGM+ International, Add Lionsgate Content

Following the relaunch of Epix as MGM+ in the U.S. in January, Amazon unveiled Wednesday that MGM’s streaming services will be rebranded as MGM+ International in key European countries. The company also announced that it had struck a “strategic content deal” with Lionsgate for “a significant package of premium films and television series” in support […]

‘The Covenant’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Goes on Risky Rescue Mission in Guy Ritchie Thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal has unfinished business to resolve in the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film The Covenant. The MGM military thriller, hitting theaters April 21, stars Gyllenhaal as Army Sergeant John Kinley, who is rescued during a tour in Afghanistan by his interpreter, played by Dar Salim. The footage shows Kinley grappling with […]

Amazon Beats Expectations in Q4 Earnings, Advertising Revenue Surges to $11.6B

Amazon beat Wall Street expectations in its fourth-quarter earnings report, delivering stronger results than anticipated amid what CEO Andy Jassy said remains an “uncertain economy.” The company had revenues of $149.2 billion in the quarter, compared to the $145.4 billion expected by the street. Earnings per share were $1.39, and operating income was $2.7 billion, […]

Peter Rawley, Producer and Longtime ICM Agent, Dies at 85

Peter Rawley, a longtime ICM agent in Los Angeles and London who served as head of European production for MGM and produced independent films, has died. He was 85. Rawley died Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, his wife of 33 years, filmmaker Betty Kaplan, announced. Most recently, Rawley produced and Kaplan directed and co-wrote […]

Amazon to Publish New ‘Tomb Raider’ Video Game

Amazon has struck a deal with Crystal Dynamics, a San Mateo, California–based game developer, to publish a new video game based on the Tomb Raider franchise, the companies said on Thursday. The currently untitled game is in early development and does not yet have a release date. The latest installment, set to be a multi-platform […]

Mark Burnett’s Disruptive Reign at MGM Ends

Despite his outsize reputation as a prolific unscripted hitmaker — and the mythmaker who created Donald Trump’s image as a successful businessman — Mark Burnett’s departure as chairman of MGM’s Worldwide TV Group reads more like a footnote than a headline in a dramatic (and, so far, confusing to some in the creative community) ongoing […]

Mark Burnett Departing as Head of MGM Worldwide TV

Mark Burnett, MGM’s head of worldwide television group chairman, is leaving the company following the studio’s acquisition by Amazon. The executive and reality producer said he was stepping away from MGM TV’s “day to day management” and returning to “independently creating and innovating” and plans to continue to oversee his legacy programs.  Burnett becomes the […]

MGM Launches AI Tool to Search Library of Film, TV Clips

MGM has launched an AI-powered tool that allows marketers and researchers to conveniently search through film and TV clips from the studio’s extensive library. At launch, the MGM Clip Locator allows users to locate specific lines of dialogue across the MGM library and filter results by criteria like actor and project title. Future updates to […]

Amazon Prime Video to Co-Premiere Season 5 of MGM-Distributed ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in U.K. With Channel 4

Amazon Prime Video will co-premiere season five of The Handmaid’s Tale to its members in the U.K. and Ireland later this year, sharing the latest season of the hit series starring Elisabeth Moss with British broadcaster Channel 4. The news, unveiled Monday, comes after the e-commerce giant closed its acquisition of the studio, which is the international distributor […]