Nicole Kassell, Nicole Perlman Tackling ‘Medusa’ for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)
Medusa is getting a modern makeover. Nicole Kassell, who an Emmy for her work directing episodes of HBO’s Watchmen, is set to direct Medusa, an action adventure project centered on the Greek mythological character that is in development at Amazon Studios. Nicole Perlman, known for her Marvel Studios work, penned the script that reimagines what […]
Why ‘Copshop’ Star Alexis Louder Had Her Role Rewritten for Her
The common takeaway from Joe Carnahan’s Copshop is that Alexis Louder steals the show, which is saying something for a movie that also stars action heavyweights Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo. In the action thriller, Louder plays a young police officer named Valerie Young, whose background in the U.S. Army comes in handy as her […]
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cements His Place on Hollywood’s New A-List
Back in May 2018, Damon Lindelof was watching an episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale with his wife when his antenna went up and he felt “that intangible thing.” He was witnessing that rare actor whose onscreen charisma is so palpable that you can’t avert your gaze even as he shares the screen with an […]
How Emmy-Nominated Drama Series and Docuseries Spotlighted What the History Books Ignored
The opening moments of HBO’s postmodern superhero miniseries Watchmen were nothing short of terrifying: A panicked Black couple and their young son race through the fiery streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921, witnessing — and narrowly avoiding — mass slaughter while white supremacists destroy a thriving district commonly referred to as “Black Wall Street.” Since […]
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dwayne Johnson, Beau Flynn Team for Action Thriller ‘Emergency Contact’ (Exclusive)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dwayne Johnson and Beau Flynn have teamed up for Emergency Contact, an original action project that has landed at Warner Bros. The studio preemptively picked up the pitch from writing team Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, with Abdul-Mateen attached to star and executive produce. Flynn will produce via his FlynnPictureCo. with frequent […]
Nicole Kassell to Direct ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation for New Line
'The Woodsman' director takes on the feature based on L. Frank Baum's classic kids novel from producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill and Marc Platt.
Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Movie Finds Its Writer in ‘Watchmen’ Scribe (Exclusive)
Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a New York playwright who moved to Los Angeles, will now write the project that has Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali attached to star as the horror hero.
Artios Awards: Casting Directors for ‘The Boys,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Watchmen’ Among TV Nominees
The Casting Society of America also announced its theater, short film and short-form series nominees.
HPA Awards: ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Editing in a Feature
The Hollywood Professional Association announced the winners of its 15th annual HPA Awards recognizing postproduction achievements in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects on Thursday during a virtual presentation.
Comics Watch: ‘Rorschach’ and the Future of ‘Watchmen’
The new comic 'Rorschach' is set one year after HBO's 'Watchmen', and hints that it considers the TV show canon.
AT&T CEO Talks Streaming Focus, WarnerMedia Exec Shake-Up, ‘Westworld’
AT&T Inc. CEO John Stankey has defended moves by the telco and media giant to reorganize the management team at WarnerMedia to put a priority on creating and distributing content for streaming.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: TV Review
Against long odds and considerable challenges, producer and host Jimmy Kimmel mounted a mostly live quarantined award show with astonishingly few blunders.