Paramount TV Inks Two-Project Deal With Craig Brewer

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 7:33am PST
Nellie Andreeva

CraigBrewerParamount‘s recently relaunched TV division has signed one of its first major development deals — a pact with Hustle & Flow filmmaker Craig Brewer to write, direct and executive produce two drama pilots. The TV collaboration expands … Read More »

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Craig Brewer Signs On For Paramount’s ‘Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills’

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 2:20pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Hustle & Flow helmer Craig Brewer will adapt to direct Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills for Paramount. The drama is based on a Rolling Stone article published last summer about Lisette Lee, who portrayed herself to be an heiress to the Samsung fortune, as well as an actress, singer and model. She faked all of that, and beneath the bling were secrets, lies and private jets filled with weed. She was a drug mule, caught trafficking 500 pounds of pot into Ohio, for which she drew a six-year sentence. The article was written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Erwin Stoff is producing. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Footloose’ Reboot

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures has released its second trailer for the Craig Brewer-directed reboot of Footloose. The first trailer featured scenes that were very similar to the original film and the response from Deadline readers was less than enthusiastic. This trailer seems to have a bit … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Footloose’ Reboot

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for Footloose, the remake of the 1984 film that launched Kevin Bacon’s career. The film, directed by Craig Brewer and starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid, will be released Oct. 14. In the trailer, I recognized many of the plot beats and … Read More »

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Craig Brewer Makes ‘Tarzan’ Deal, Writing Ape Man Saga As Trilogy

By | Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 9:48am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has locked Craig Brewer into a deal to write and direct a new installment of Tarzan. Brewer has come up with a take that tells the Tarzan story over three films. He hopes the first one will … Read More »

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Warner Bros Has One, Maybe Two Tarzan Pic Swinging From The Vine

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 10:41am PDT
Mike Fleming

Warner Bros has been trying to get its Tarzan movie up and running for several years. Now, I’m hearing that the studios is trying again, and word on the vine is they might well commission two separate scripts that’ll be … Read More »

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Paramount Moves ‘Footloose,’ Slots ‘Paranormal Activity 3′

Mike Fleming

Paramount has moved its Footloose remake from an April 1, 2011 release date to October 14, 2011.The Craig Brewer-directed remake stars newcomer Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid. At the same time, the studio has slotted Paranormal Activity 3 for release on October 21, 2011. The picture proved to … Read More »

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