Check Out Our New Look

Hot MTV Movie Awards Trailer: ‘Blended’

By | Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 7:48pm PDT
Mike Fleming

I wish I could show you the incredible catch Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki just made, smacking into the rightfield wall to rob David Ortiz of an extra base hit in a one-run game in the 8th inning. Instead, here’s the latest trailer from the MTV Movie Awards, the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore pic Blended:

Comments (2)

Hot Trailer: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore In ‘Blended’

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 5:26pm PDT

Here is 2014′s first new trailer for the third onscreen teaming of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The Gulfstream Pictures/Happy Madison rom-com Blended, which has been retitled twice, follows two single parents who endured a painfully bad blind date and later happen to sign their kids up for the same African safari vacation — and end up sharing a suite for a week. Frank Coraci directed from a screenplay by Ivan Menchell & Clare Sera. The ensemble supporting cast includes Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bella Thorne, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Warner Bros opens the flick May 23. Have a look (bonus points if you recognize the near-hit song about a minute in):

Comments 22

Gravitas Snags Found Footage Thriller ‘Happy Camp’ From Exec Producer Drew Barrymore

By | Wednesday February 19, 2014 @ 2:14pm PST

happy campEXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired under-the-radar thriller Happy Camp, produced by Drew Barrymore‘s Flower Films banner and helmed by first-timer Josh Anthony, who also co-wrote and stars in the pic. Michael Barbuto, Anne Taylor, and Teddy Gilmore also star in the story of four filmmaker friends who visit the Northern California town of Happy Camp to film a documentary about the place where hundreds of people have gone missing from the surrounding mountains, including one of the pals’ younger siblings decades ago. Gravitas has a VOD release set for March 25. Flower Films’ Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are exec producers on the project, which Barbuto and Taylor wrote and produced with Anthony for Hogtown Productions. Barrymore’s shingle, established in 1995 with Juvonen, is branching out from Barrymore starring vehicles to include indie genre fare including Animal, which will debut June 10 via Chiller Films. Check out the first-look trailer for Happy Camp:

Related: Chiller Adds Drew Barrymore’s ‘Animal’ To Original Film Slate

Comments 33

Hot Trailer: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore’s ‘Blended’

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 5:10pm PST

Two title changes later, the third rom-com teaming Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is coming to a multiplex near you for Memorial Day. Blended tells the tale of two single-parent survivors of a particularly heinous blind date who happen to sign their kids up for the same African safari vacation — and end up sharing a suite for a week. The Warner Bros pic also stars Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Bella Thorne,  Emma Fuhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham play the kids. Frank Coraci directed from a screenplay by Ivan Menchell & Clare Sera. The Gulfstream Pictures/Happy Madison film is produced by Mike Karz, Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, with Barry Bernardi, Josie Rosen, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert and Steven Koren serving as executive producers. Roll the trailer:

Comments 48

Warner Bros Renames Sandler-Barrymore Pic – Again

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 4:21pm PST

First the romantic family comedy was Blended, then it was changed in the summer to The Familymoon. Now today it’s been re-titled Blended. The release date is still May 23, 2014. I’ll just rewatch Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and director Frank Coraci’s other movie together, The Wedding Singer, until Warner Bros marketing makes up its mind. My money is on Blendedmoon, but I bet Deadline’s loyal readers can do better than that.

Comments 24

Warner Bros’ Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Rom-Com Gets New Name

By | Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 4:22pm PDT

They’ve previously done two movies together and now Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s upcoming Warner Bros romantic comedy about blended families forced together has gotten its second name. The pic formerly known as Blended will now be called The Familymoon, I’ve learned. The reason for the change? Marketing liked it better than the previous title, sources say. Produced by Sandler’s Happy Madison and Mike Karz’s Gulfstream Pictures, the movie follows a couple that, after a terrible blind date, find themselves and their children from past marriages stuck together at a resort for families. You know the script – hijinks ensue and a mutual attraction develops. The movie is scheduled to come out on May 23, 2014.  Frank Coraci is directing from a rewrite Sandler and Tim Herlihy are doing of the original screenplay from Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Coraci also directed the first Sandler-Barrymore pic, 1998′s The Wedding Singer as well as other Sandler films Click and The Waterboy. The two actors also appeared together in 2004’s 50 First Dates.

Comments (19)

Chiller Adds ‘Deep In The Darkness,’ Drew Barrymore’s ‘Animal’ To Original Film Slate

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 4:16pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Horror network Chiller today announced the addition of two features to its line-up of 2013-2014 original movies. Animal, from exec producer Drew Barrymore and her Flower Films banner, follows a group of friends stranded in an isolated cabin who find themselves hunted by a predator. Deep In The Darkness stars Sean Patrick Thomas and Dean Stockwell in the tale of a NYC doctor who moves his family to a small town only to discover a race of creatures living in the woods behind their home. Both films join previously announced features Beneath, from director Larry Fessenden, and The Monkey’s Paw, adapted from W.W. Jacobs’s short story, to launch Chiller Films’ new multiplatform release strategy. The four titles will get limited theatrical runs via Synthetic Cinema International before debuting on VOD in partnership with NBCU Digital Distribution. Read More »

Comments (3)

EMMYS: Final Presenters Unveiled

Loretta Devine, Paul McCrane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Laurie, Drew Barrymore, Maria Bello, David Boreanaz, Katie Holmes, Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel, William H. Macy, Anna Paquin, David Spade, Rachael Taylor and Anna Torv were announced today as the final group of presenters for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which are set for Sunday at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The awards show is being aired live on Fox. (Previous presenters were set here and here and here.)

Comments (0)

TCA: ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ To Be “More Grounded, More Real” Than Predecessors

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of TCA.

At this summer’s TCA, across the networks, there has been more than one panel including earnest, beautiful young women, mostly clad in teeny-tiny skirts and architecturally challenging platform heels, talking about how retro shows about gaggles of “girls” answering primarily to male bosses are actually all about female empowerment. Network execs and show producers also seem to be repeating the girl-power mantra. The main cases in point: NBC’s set-in-the-’60s The Playboy Club, ABC’s new Pan Am and the remake of the 1976-81 series Charlie’s Angels, co-executive produced by Leonard Goldberg with Drew Barrymore (veteran of the Charlie’s Angels movies) and creators/executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar (both of Smallville). The show was unveiled at last month’s Comic-Con with the phrase: “These ain’t your mama’s angels.”

Following this morning’s Charlie’s Angels panel, I asked Millar the empowerment question: Really? He at first seemed to be addressing the issue by saying that initially, Gough’s and Miller’s wives didn’t want them to do the show. Why? Because the original angels were such role models to the producers’ spouses, Millar said reverently. “They didn’t believe we could do it [and maintain] the legacy of Charlie’s Angels.” Millar said during the panel that the idea of the new series was not to make “a cynical remake” of the original, nor to assume the same tone as the movies, about which Gough said: “[They were] superheroes for girls, post-Matrix … [the new show will] bring to the table more grounded, more real” characters with somewhat dark back stories. “You want to have something to come back to every week.” Describing the tone of the new show, Gough said: “If Jack Bauer and Carrie Bradshaw had a love child, it would be [the new] Charlie’s Angels.” Read More »

Comments 33

ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Casts First Angel

By | Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 3:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the first new Charlie’s angel: I hear General Hospital co-star Annie Ilonzeh has landed one of the 3 leads in ABC’s Charlie’s Angels pilot. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, is a modern take on the Angels set in Miami and centers on a new trio of young and sexy private eyes – Kate, Abby and Marisa – working for a wealthy mystery man. Ilonzeh will play Kate, a very smart and very athletic ex-cop and a master of martial arts. She is the most serious of our 3 Angels but also knows how to let her hair down and have a great time. Ilonzeh, best known for her role as Maya Ward on General Hospital, recently did arcs on HBO’s Entourage and the CW’s Melrose Place.

Comments 62

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Officialy A Go At ABC

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels is already deep into a director and cast search, so a formal pilot pickup has been, well, a formality. It came this morning. The remake of the 1970s series, described as a modern take on the Angels set in Miami, hails from Sony Pictures TV and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. Alfred Gough and Miles Miller penned the script and are executive producing with with Leonard Goldberg, executive producer of the original series, Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen.
PREVIOUS: ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ To Shoot Pilot

Comments 28

ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ To Shoot Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After a year in development, ABC’s Charlie’s Angels reboot is headed to pilot production. The Sony TV-produced project was originally set up at ABC with a pilot commitment last November with Josh Friedman as a writer. It didn’t go to pilot stage and, after the upfronts, it was put in redevelopment with new writers, Smallville creators/executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar. Back then, it was one of 5 projects put on fast-track development under previous ABC president Steve McPherson. After McPherson’s successor Paul Lee took over in August, there has been chatter that he liked Gough and Millar’s script. Top casting director John Papsidera recently was quietly tapped to start some exploratory search for the leads. The project just released an official breakdown and I hear it has locked in Miami as location for the shoot, eyed for January. Gough and Millar are executive producing with Leonard Goldberg, executive producer of the original series, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen. The three also produced the two Charlie’s Angels movies that starred Barrymore. So far, Charlie’s Angels has followed closely the successful reboot of another popcorn 1970s series, Hawaii Five-0, which also went through two cycles of development until its second script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov was picked up to pilot. It went on to become a series, which was recently picked up for a full season. Now let the guessing begin who the new TV angels … Read More »

Comments 63

George Clooney’s ‘The American’ Wins Weekend, Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’ #2, Drew Barrymore’s ‘Going The Distance’ #5







SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM 3RD UPDATE: Late shows made the difference after a sluggish Friday box office, especially for matinees. But attendance picked up dramatically on Saturday,  as much as +24%-to-+38%, allowing a clear winner for the 3-day weekend to emerge, Focus Features’ The American starring George Clooney with $12.9M. Sony’s holdover Takers was close behind Saturday. But Machete from Robert Rodriguez should finish the 3-day weekend with $11.3M, good enough for 2nd place. Here are Friday, Saturday, and estimated Labor Day holiday weekend grosses for North America. Analysis coming:

1. The American (Focus Features) NEW [2,823 Theaters] Opened Wed
Friday $3.8M, Saturday $4.9M, 3-Day Weekend $13.3M, Est 4-Day Holiday $16.1M, Est Cume $19.2M

This is the way a Clooney picture should be sold from now on. Even though early exits show that attendance was partly driven by the “George Clooney factor”, he just can’t muster wide domestic appeal even if he is still a big name on the international scene. Focus Features marketed Clooney’s The American to his core +35 adult audience as the more cerebral and sophisticated choice that was a counterprogramming alternative to the summer’s mindless crap. (Focus did the same with 2005′s The Constant Gardener.) Problem is, moviegoers didn’t like what they saw: the CinemaScore was a poor “D-”. Focus execs say Control helmer Anton Corbijn’s performance exceeded internal projections which undoubtedly it did. But a star of … Read More »

Comments 213