Alec Baldwin Up For Re-Teams With Both Russell Brand And Woody Allen

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 9:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In separate deals, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin is reuniting with his To Rome With Love helmer Woody Allen, and his Rock Of Ages co-star Russell Brand. I’m told that Baldwin will be part of the cast of Allen’s … Read More »

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New Line Tunes Up C&W Love Story To Follow ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 3:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has reunited with Rock Of Ages team at Offspring Entertainment to option an untitled pitch that will do for Country & Western music what Rock of Ages did to 80s hair band anthems. The film will … Read More »

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R.I.P. Tracy Lorie

By | Saturday April 21, 2012 @ 4:37pm PDT

Longtime New Line Cinema marketing and publicity executive Tracy Lorie died last night of complications resulting from a brain tumor. Lorie was instrumental in Lord Of The Rings campaigns around the world and subsequently worked as a campaign strategist … Read More »

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Director F. Gary Gray Takes On ‘Straight Outta Compton’

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 1:26pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: As Deadline revealed earlier today,  F. Gary Gray is in final talks to helm Straight Outta Compton. That’s the New Line project that traces the formation of seminal hip hop group NWA, which launched careers including Eazy E, Read More »

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Jennifer Aniston Circling ‘We’re The Millers’

By | Monday April 9, 2012 @ 3:15pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Am now being told by sources close to Jason Sudeikis that he’s more than circling the male lead as I reported below.

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Aniston is circling We’re Read More »

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Erb & Oremland Rewriting ‘Cryptozoologists’

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 11:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Erb and Jason Oremland have been hired to rewrite Cryptozoologists for New Line, with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo producing along with Tripp Vinson.

Originally written by David Gilcreast, the film … Read More »

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Black List Scribes Make ‘Pregnancy Pact’ With New Line, Red Hour

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has acquired Pregnancy Pact, a comedy pitch that Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly will write for Red Hour Productions. The comedy follows three lifelong best friends who make an ill-conceived pact to get the women in their … Read More »

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Kagan: ‘The Help’ Is The Most Profitable Film From A Month With Few Successes

DreamWorks and Disney’s The Help and Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes are the only two August releases that can be sure of making a profit, although New Line’s Final Destination 5 could make it over the line, … Read More »

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New Line Dropping ‘Escape From New York’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: If eye patch-wearing antihero Snake Plissken is going to slither in a reboot, it won’t be at New Line and Warner Bros. They’ve allowed the option to drop on a remake they’ve been developing, meaning that the reboot of … Read More »

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Contrafilm Partners Beau Flynn And Tripp Vinson Splitting After Decade Together

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson have formally announced their split and issued this statement: “We have nothing but love and respect for each other, and our decision to pursue our own separate paths after 10 amazing years … Read More »

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New Line Sets Don Scardino To Direct Steve Carell In ‘Burt Wonderstone’

By | Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 2:57pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has set Don Scardino to make his feature debut directing Steve Carell in Burt Wonderstone, the comedy that will begin production in October in Los Angeles. Carell plays a magic man dethroned by a hip younger illusionist … Read More »

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New Line No Longer Has Gotham Address

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 2:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New Line Cinema, launched by Bob Shaye in 1967 from his Greenwich Village apartment, has cut its final tie to New York. The company, which moved most of its operation to Hollywood in the 1990s, has let go the last of its Gotham-based staff. That was production vice president Merideth … Read More »

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New Line Scares Up Spec Deal For ‘The Watching Hour’

By | Sunday May 1, 2011 @ 12:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that New Line closed a deal Friday night for The Watching Hour, a horror film written by Carey and Shane Van Dyke that will be produced by Mary Parent and Michael Connolly of Mad Hatter Entertainment. The spec’s described as a home invasion film, only with aliens. … Read More »

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De Niro Balks, Demme Walks, Movie Chalks (And Bradley Cooper Is Caught In Middle)

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro appear together in this weekend’s release of Limitless from Virgin/Relativity. So I decided to check on that other reteaming of Cooper and De Niro in the works for New Line, the heartfelt dramedy Honeymoon With Harry, with Jonathan … Read More »

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URGENT: Warner Bros Downsizing New Line

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that New Line will reduce its output from 8 movies a year to just 4. In addition, some of New Line’s personnel will be laid off in coming weeks. It’s all part of Warner Bros newly named … Read More »

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Will Oscarcast Co-Host Anne Hathaway Duet With Tom Cruise In ‘Rock Of Ages?’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Now that Tom Cruise has closed his deal to co-star in Rock of Ages, I’m hearing that the next big star New Line and director Adam Shankman want is Oscarcast co-host Anne Hathaway. They’re in talks with Hathaway to … Read More »

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Nicholas Hoult To Star In ‘Jack The Giant Killer’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nicholas Hoult has been offered the lead role and is negotiating to star in Jack the Giant Killer, the Bryan Singer-directed drama for New Line and Legendary Pictures. Hoult is expected to close quickly, after emerging as the lead … Read More »

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Katherine Heigl Will Celebrate ‘New Year’s Eve’ With Bon Jovi Instead Of Halle Berry

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Heigl, not Halle Berry,  will be the one smooching Jon Bon Jovi in New Line’s ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve. I’m told Berry has dropped out of the picture, which is just getting underway. Heigl was available … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hall Pass’

By | Friday November 5, 2010 @ 6:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

New Line has released a trailer for Hall Pass, the comedy by Peter and Bobby Farrelly about two guys (Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live‘s Jason Sudeikis) who are granted a short reprieve from monogamy by their wives. The film opens February 25 and what the trailer doesn’t show is … Read More »

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