Cinedigm has inked a deal on the animated CG show The Hive, the youngster franchise catering to the pre-school set aired globally in 150 international markets including Disney Junior. The pact with Hive Enterprises, Bejuba! and Disney Junior covers North American home video, VOD, and digital rights to all 26 half-hour episodes of the series about the Bee Family – Buzzbee, Pappa Bee, Mamma Bee, and Rubee – who live in Honeybee Hive. The show debuted on Disney Junior in 2012. Joester Loria Group reps US licenting with domestic and international brand partners extending across puzzles, iOS and other apps, educational toys, furniture, plush toys, music, and more. Cinedigm will put out three new Hive DVDs on November 5 in addition to a digital release for Season One: A Very Buzzbee Christmas, Buzzbee’s Family Adventures, and Party in Honeybee Hive.
This Sony/TriStar release from WWE Studios features Halle Berry as a 911 call center operator and Abigail Breslin as a kidnap victim she’s trying to save plus Morris Chestnut as a detective. Brad Anderson directs from a script by Richard D’Ovidio. The Call (formerly called The Hive) opens March 15th.
Morris Chestnut has been set for the male lead of Sony’s The Hive, opposite Halle Berry. He plays her love interest, a cop, in the Brad Anderson-directed thriller that also stars Abigail Breslin. At the same time, he has landed a strong role in Kick-Ass 2, essentially playing the guardian for the young butt kicker played by Chloe Moretz. The Hive focuses on a 911 call center: a hub of frenzied activity where desperate phone calls come in. When a call comes in from Hyden (Breslin) a kidnapped teen who is stuffed in a trunk, a veteran operator (Berry) takes the line, using her considerable skills to keep the girl calm, while trying feverishly to find the kidnapper before it’s too late. Chestnut, a regular on last season’s FX drama American Horror story, just wrapped the Universal comedy ID Theft opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. He was last seen on screen in Think Like A Man. He’s repped by Gersh and KLWGN Ent.
EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Troika Pictures are teaming to co-produce and co-finance The Hive, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. The thriller, to be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian), was written by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds, Thir13en Ghosts) and based on a story by Rich D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio and Jon Bokencamp. In the film, an emergency call center operator (Berry) takes a call from a teenage girl (Breslin) who has been abducted and carried away in the trunk of a car. The kidnapping plays out in real time as Jordan and Casey work together to track down the killer. The Hive is being produced by Troika’s Michael Helfant, Robert Stein and Bradley Gallo, WWE Studios’ Michael Luisi and Jeff Graup. William Gallo, Philip M. Cohen and Chip Rosenbloom are executive producers. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 6 in and around Los Angeles.