Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams In ‘Cabaret’ Revival From Sam Mendes And Rob Marshall

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Roundabout Theatre Company has set Alan Cumming to play Emcee and Michelle Williams to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in a limited run revival of Cabaret. Sam Mendes is directing and Rob Marshall is co-directing and choreographing, returning to the roles they played in the 1998 production that won the Tony Award. The book is by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the John Van Druten play and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Since Cumming starred in that version, the new wrinkle here is Williams, the three-time Oscar nominee who’s coming off Oz The Great And Powerful. Read More »

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Hot Role For Actresses? ‘Thin Man’ Remake Has ‘Em All Lined Up To Play Nora Charles

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 12:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Marshall next week begins meetings to find who’ll play Nora in the Billy Ray-scripted Warner Bros remake of The Thin Man. Here are the named I’m hearing who are interested in cavorting with Johnny Depp, who’ll play the tipsy socialite-turned-sleuth Nick Charles: Eva Green, Amy … Read More »

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Disney Sets Rob Marshall To Direct Adapation Of ‘Into The Woods’

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 2:46pm PST

Rob Marshall has been tapped to direct Into The Woods, a film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical, Disney announced today. Marshall is producing with John DeLuca via their LUCAMAR Prods banner, which has has a new multi-year producing … Read More »

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CAS Filmmaker Award To Rob Marshall

By | Monday November 14, 2011 @ 12:12pm PST

The Cinema Audio Society will bestow its CAS Filmmaker Award on … Read More »

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David Koepp Takes On ‘The Thin Man’ For Johnny Depp And Rob Marshall

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While Johnny Depp waits to see if director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer can figure out a way to salvage The Lone Ranger after Disney halted the film because of a huge budget, Depp is making forward progress on dusting off another period property. David Koepp has been set to write the script for the remake of the 76-year-old film The Thin Man, the remake that Depp set up last year at Warner Bros as a vehicle to re-team with his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall. Depp will produce with his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski, Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick, Marshall and John DeLuca. There was talk that Jerry Stahl was going to write, but apparently nothing was written and Koepp is going to start from scratch. Which means he’ll go back to the Dashiell Hammett novel that spawned the series of six MGM films that starred William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Depp will play Nick, the former detective who marries an adorable young socialite, drinks a lot and occasionally solves a case. There is no word yet on who’ll join Depp and play Nora. The original intention is to take elements of the first two films and work them into one film, putting it into a period setting and giving it a Sherlock Holmes-like stylized treatment. Marshall also intends to use his talent as a choreographer (remember he did Chicago) and work in a musical number or two. Read More »

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Rob Marshall Signs On For ‘Thin Man’ Reboot, Confirms Re-Team With Johnny Depp

By | Monday May 9, 2011 @ 12:06pm PDT
Mike Fleming

MAY 09, 2011 (New York, NY) – Rob Marshall and John DeLuca have officially signed on to the Warner Bros. planned remake of THE THIN MAN. The pair will produce the film via their LUCAMAR Productions banner. Award-winning director Marshall is also confirmed to direct. The film will reteam

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Disney Sets Terry Rossio To Script Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Installment

By | Thursday January 13, 2011 @ 6:17pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has closed a deal with Terry Rossio to write the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. This will be the first one without Ted Elliott, his screenwriting accomplice on the first four pictures. The studio is also … Read More »

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Johnny Depp Wants ‘The Thin Man’ Remake — And Writers Are Lining Up At Warner Bros

By | Wednesday October 20, 2010 @ 1:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Suddenly the hot writing job at Warner Bros is the 76-year old film The Thin Man, because Johnny Depp wants to remake it with his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall. The studio already has put … Read More »

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‘Wicked’ To Cast Movie Spell For Universal: Creators Meeting With Hollywood Directors

Mike Fleming

100.0EXCLUSIVE: The smash hit stage musical Wicked is taking its first formative steps toward the movie screen. I’m told the musical’s producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman, and songwriter Stephen Schwartz have begun meeting with filmmakers. Insiders confirm that JJ … Read More »

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Director Rob Marshall Exits ICM For CAA

SUNDAY AM UPDATE: The helmer’s flack just emailed me to say that “Rob Marshall was concerned about your report that his departure from ICM had anything to do with Harvey Weinstein. Here is what Rob has to say, personally, about his … Read More »

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