Tuesday night was Lionsgate’s turn in the spotlight at the Colosseum where Rob Friedman, who now runs the merged Lionsgate/Summit operation, introduced the only formally scheduled feature presentation of CinemaCon, their May 18 chick flick, What To Expect When You’re Expecting. …
Lionsgate has changed the release date of What To Expect When You’re Expecting to May 18, 2012. It had been set for May 11, where it was pitted against Paramount’s Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator and Warner Bros’ Dark Shadows. The shift puts the ensemble romantic comedy, based on …
It’s a pregnancy promenade: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello. Written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach based on Heidi Murkoff’s book, directed by Kirk Jones. From Lionsgate. Opens May 11.
EXCLUSIVE: Shelley Morales has joined Brian Medavoy’s Medavoy Management. ”I’ve been working really hard to build a business that holds the confidence of the community and my clients,” Medavoy tells Deadline. ”Shelley’s addition to the team further underscores our momentum and commitment to building great talent.” Medavoy made news in April following the departure of his partner Devon Jackson and the dissolution of their Jackson-Medavoy Entertainment.
Santa Monica, CA, November 10, 2011 – LIONSGATE and Alcon Entertainment have agreed to co-finance the Lionsgate feature WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING. The two companies will be equally sharing the production and marketing costs on the film. The announcement was made jointly by Lionsgate’s Co-COO and Motion Picture Group President, Joe Drake, with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, the Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s of Alcon Entertainment. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is scheduled for release on May 11, 2012.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING will be Alcon’s first investment outside of Warner Bros., where Alcon has a long-standing distribution relationship. Alcon’s participation as “passive financiers” of the project signifies the Company’s strategy to generate additional film output, and as such Johnson and Kosove will not take producer credits
Cheryl Cole, who became well-known in the U.S. for being hand-picked and then jettisoned as a judge on Simon Cowell’s upcoming Fox …
June 24, 2011 – Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Lopez (MONSTER IN LAW, MAID IN MANHATTAN) has been cast to star with Cameron Diaz in the film, which is expected to begin shooting mid-Summer 2011, and will be released on Mother’s Day Weekend 2012. Lopez will play Holly in one of the film’s the interlocking stories, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving.
Kirk Jones (WAKING NED DEVINE, NANNY MCPHEE) is directing the film, which was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (WHIP IT). The film is based the book by Heidi Murkoff that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the film.
Lopez is represented by manager Benny Medina, UTA, and attorneys Barry Hirsch and Bob Wallerstein.
EXCLUSIVE: Nothing’s official yet, but I’m expecting Cameron Diaz to have a deal shortly to star in Lionsgate’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the Kirk Jones-directed romantic comedy adaptation of Heidi Murkoff’s bestselling how-to manual. The pic has a script by Heather Hach and Shauna Cross. Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites are producing, and Doug McKay is co-producer. Murkoff and husband Erik Murkoff are exec producers with Alan Nevins. The idea is to take a book that has sold north of 16 million copies, and turn into a pic in the vein of Love Actually, where five couples experience the surprises that happen when a stork visit is imminent.