Hot Trailer: Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut ‘Paradise’

By | Sunday August 4, 2013 @ 2:50pm PDT

The Oscar-winning Juno scribe makes her directorial debut with Paradise (formerly Lamb of God), starring Julianne Hough as a conservative woman who heads to Vegas to free her inhibitions after surviving a plane crash. Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, and Nick Offerman co-star in the … Read More »

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Starz Teams With Julianne & Derek Hough To Develop Ballroom Dancing Series

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 6:27am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Dancing With The Stars professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough have partnered with Starz to develop Blackpool, an original series set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing. The siblings will executive produce and serve as head choreographers for the series, drawing on years of experience as competitors and world dance champions. The series revolves around the prestigious annual ballroom competition in Blackpool, England and will explore the dancer’s obsession with perfection and the darker side of the glamorous world of ballroom dance. “The world of ballroom dance has captivated millions of people around the world, and there are no more recognizable superstars in this arena than Julianne and Derek,” says Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “Their experiences growing up in this highly competitive world are riveting and also shocking.”

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Adam Shankman To Helm ‘The Nutcracker’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Shankman will be set by New Line Cinema to direct The Nutcracker, a new take on the classic fairy tale that is being eyed as a tent pole family holiday film for late 2013. The script was written … Read More »

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Advance Screenings Set For ‘Footloose’

By | Tuesday September 27, 2011 @ 9:55am PDT

Paramount has unveiled a marketing plan to raise awareness for its Footloose remake. The studio will host exclusive free advance screenings of director Craig Brewer’s update in 26 theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Sept. 30 — two … Read More »

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Julianne Hough, Russell Brand Star In Diablo Cody Directing Debut

By | Monday September 26, 2011 @ 10:20am PDT
Mike Fleming

Mandate Pictures has set Footloose‘s Julianne Hough and Russell Brand to star in Juno scribe Diablo Cody’s directing debut. The film is untitled and Mason Novick will produce. Cody will be exec producer with Nathan Kahane. Production starts in the … 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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‘Rock Of Ages’ Stage Star Constantine Maroulis Joins The Movie Version

Mike Fleming

Former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis originated the lead role of Drew Boley in Rock of Ages‘ off-Broadway and Broadway musical incarnations. He’s not playing that role in the movie version that Adam Shankman is directing for New Line (Diego … 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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In Or Out? Alec Baldwin Will Be On Hand For Today’s ‘Rock Of Ages’ Run-Through

Mike Fleming

Is Alec Baldwin in or out of New Line’s Rock of Ages? We might have a better idea today after Baldwin takes part in a full run-through of the ’80s-flavored rock musical being held in an hour or so on … Read More »

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Alec Baldwin Commits To Woody Allen’s Next Pic

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin has committed to star in Woody Allen’s next film. And where will the quintessential New York actor and Gotham’s arguably most famous director be filming? Try Rome. Allen has chosen that city as the site of his … Read More »

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‘Rock Of Ages’ Sets Diego Boneta For Lead

Mike Fleming

New Line Cinema has set Diego Gonzalez Boneta to play the lead in Rock of Ages, the movie version of the Broadway musical.

He’ll play Drew Boley, a 22-year old who moves to Los Angeles with dreams of making it in … Read More »

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Amy Adams In Tune For Tom Cruise Duet In ‘Rock of Ages’?

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Adam Shankman is heavily courting Oscar-nominated The Fighter star Amy Adams to join Rock of Ages, playing the journalist who falls into a bedroom romp with Tom Cruise’s decadent rock star character, Stacee Jax. This … Read More »

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Derek Hough Teams With Asian Singer BoA On ‘Cobu 3D’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dancing with the Stars has given tube time to some former movie stars, but who knew the show would be so good at launching movie careers? Derek Hough, who as a regular dance partner has cut the rug with … 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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Paramount Discovery Toplines ‘Footloose’

Mike Fleming

KennyEXCLUSIVE: After testing more than 1,000 males for the lead role of Ren McCormack in the remake of Footloose, Paramount Pictures is setting Kenny Wormald, a 25-year old trained dancer, from Boston, to star in a film that begins production almost … Read More »

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