Client Alex Krosney is set to Co-Star along with David Anders in the CW’s ‘iZombie’…Malcolm Goodwin To Star

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday February 25, 2014 Breakout Kings alum Malcolm Goodwin has been cast as a co-lead in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot iZombie, from Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the DC comic adaptation are Last Man Standing alumna Alexandra Krosney, and Alias‘ David Anders. iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Goodwin’s Clive is a detective who recently received a promotion from vice to homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Though dubious at first about Liv’s “psychic” powers, she demonstrates too much accuracy for him not to take her seriously. Krosney plays Peyton, Liv’s best friend and roommate who is baffled by Liv’s recent behavior and feels like they’re drifting apart. Anders cast plays the show’s bad guy Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the … Read More

AdamClient Alex Krosney is set to Co-Star along with David Anders in the CW’s ‘iZombie’…Malcolm Goodwin To Star

Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) to co-star opposite Henry Winkler in ABC’s comedy pilot The Winklers, from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday February 21, 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Domenick Lombardozzi (Boardwalk Empire) is set to star and Eva Amurri Martino (Californication)  to co-star opposite Henry Winkler in ABC’s comedy pilot The Winklers, from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal; Winkler’s son, director Max Winkler; and son-in-law, actor Rob Reinis. Based on Henry Winkler’s relationship with his son-in-law, Reinis, The Winklescenters on Jack (Lombardozzi), an emotionally reserved construction worker who learns about love, life and hugs while unexpectedly living with his in-laws — successful actor Henry (Winkler) and Tita Winkler. Martino will play Henry and Tita’s spoiled, somewhat controlling daughter Emily who is married to Jack. 20th TV is producing. This marks a rare comedic turn for Lombardozzi, who has made his career playing tough guys. He recurs as Ralph Capone on Boardwalk Empire  and, will next be seen  in Guillaume Canet’s 1970s New York crime thriller Blood Ties, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and  John Slattery’s God’s Pocket,which recently premiered at Sundance and will debut on IFC. He is currently filming roles in Paramount’s The Gambler and Warner Bros.’ Entourage. Repped by Gersh, Leverage Management and Hansen, Jacobsen.  Earlier this season, Amurri Martino and her mother, Susan Sarandon, were attached to star in a comedy project, co-written by Martino based on her idea, … Read More

AdamEva Amurri Martino (Californication) to co-star opposite Henry Winkler in ABC’s comedy pilot The Winklers, from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal

Warner Bros., which only has rights to one “Lego Movie” sequel, looks to build an interlocking franchise from its new global smash. “The success of The Lego Movie is great…It set the bar really high for the franchise.” (Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman)

Warner Bros., which only has rights to one “Lego Movie” sequel, looks to build an interlocking franchise from its new global smash. 02/18/2014 by Tatiana Siegel | The Hollywood Reporter A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Given the success of Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie, a sequel is a fait accompli. But the studio plans to expand its Lego franchise well beyond the traditional follow-up treatment — despite a potential bump in the road. VIDEO: ‘The Lego Movie’ Releases Blooper Reel Warners’ greenlight committee will decide during the coming weeks whether to move forward simultaneously with The Lego Movie 2 and a stand-alone Lego Ninjago film, and if so, which will hit theaters first. Sources say the studio faced an original greenlight deadline of November 2013 on Ninjago but received an extension from Denmark-based Lego. Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who produced Lego Movie, are on board to produce Ninjago alongside Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising) will direct. Adding a Ninjago film to its slate would be an important move for Warners because the studio only has rights to one Lego Movie sequel. Sources say the toy giant and the producers are free to take the property to another studio for any subsequent Lego Movie outings. But Lin and Lee, who have … Read More

AdamWarner Bros., which only has rights to one “Lego Movie” sequel, looks to build an interlocking franchise from its new global smash. “The success of The Lego Movie is great…It set the bar really high for the franchise.” (Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman)

LEGO now expected box office between $60M to $62M for the weekend.

By ANITA BUSCH | Tuesday February 18, 2014 6th UPDATE, 1:45 PM: Final numbers, both 3-day and 4-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend, are in from the studios. Some of these distribution executives are very smart in how they’ve been handling their films. Ride Along, for instance, shed 283 theaters and Frozen dropped 359 theaters to both keep their strong holds of only 9% drops. Also holding well is The Lego Movie (-28%), and Monuments Men is only down 30% in its second week in the same number of theaters. Highest per screens, not surprisingly, for the three-day were Lego and opener About Last Night. And, interestingly, Frozen in its 13th week of release and Gravity in its 20th week of release has similar per screen averages of about $2,900 which puts them both above the opening of Winter’s Tale. That hurts, but everyone in this business knows, you win some and you lose some. Here are the studio’s final numbers for the Top 20 via Rentrak: 1). The Lego Movie (WB), 3,775 theaters (0) / 3-day cume: $49.8M (-28%) / Per screen average: $13,204 / 4-day cume: $62.4M / Total Cume: $142.7M / Wk 2 2). About Last Night (Sony), 2,253 theaters / 3-day cume: $25.6M / Per screen average: $11,384 / 4-day cume: $27.8M / Wk 1 3). RoboCop (Sony) 3,372 theaters / 3-day … Read More

AdamLEGO now expected box office between $60M to $62M for the weekend.

John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce Tupac Shakur Biopic

By JEN YAMATO | Wednesday February 12, 2014 John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Tupac Shakur biopic, which is hitting up a summer 2014 shoot. The long-gestating pic about the late iconic rapper and sometimes actor known as 2Pac got renewed momentum last Fall when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films joined Morgan Creek as co-financier. Singleton will work with Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft to revise their original greenlit script. Needless to say, Shakur’s lifelong ambitions as a rap star yielded one of the more colorful and tragic life stories of recent decades. The charismatic Shakur, a legendary West Coast hip hop fixture and one of the best-selling artists of all time, dabbled in an acting career throughout the ’90s with memorable turns in Juice, Above the Rim and later Bullet, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related before he was killed at the age of 25 in a 1996 Las Vegas drive-by shooting that remains unsolved. The new biopic boasts a number of principals who were personally connected to Shakur. Mother Afeni Shakur, who has acted as guardian of her son’s artistic legacy since his death, will have an EP credit on the project which has access to 2Pac’s extensive musical catalog. And Singleton, who earned writing and directing … Read More

AdamJohn Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce Tupac Shakur Biopic

Client Joel David Moore signs on for the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider.”

Dave McNary | FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Joel David Moore have signed on for the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider.” The Exchange is selling international rights in Berlin. Shooting is expected to start Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, the lead singer/songwriter of the All American Rejects, has already been cast as a young Allman. Wyatt Russell will play his brother Duane Allman. William Hurt will play the present-day version of Allman and Zooey Deutch (“Vampire Academy”) will play a groupie. The film is based on Gregg Allman’s biography “My Cross To Bear,” written with Alan Light. Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are producing, with Miller directing from a screenplay he wrote with Savin. Producers are planning to include original Allman Brothers tracks in the film, along with re-recorded performances by the actor/musicians. “Midnight Rider” was one of the band’s first successful songs. Gregg Allman struggled with drugs throughout much of his life before becoming sober in the mid-1990s and continues to perform at the age of 65. Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971. Dushku will play a small town Southern girl who inspires the song “Whipping Post.” Whitford will play … Read More

AdamClient Joel David Moore signs on for the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider.”

The Lego Movie: Film Review (The Hollywood Reporter) The Bottom Line – A full-throttle, giddily inventive, all-ages joyride that buoyantly boosts the bar for 3D computer-animated movies.

 2/2/2014 by Michael Rechtshaffen The Bottom Line A full-throttle, giddily inventive, all-ages joyride that buoyantly boosts the bar for 3D computer-animated movies. Opens Friday, Feb. 7 (Warner Bros.) Voice cast Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman Directors-screenwriters Phil Lord & Christopher Miller After successfully testing the computer-animated waters on the smaller screen with the likes of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Ninjago, not to mention a series of hit video games, everybody’s favorite Danish interlocking brick system has finally been transformed into a big 3D animated feature—with wildly entertaining results. Arriving at a time when feature animation was looking and feeling mighty anemic—essentially reconnecting the same dots until the next big thing comes along—The LEGO Movie shows ’em how it’s done. It’s a non-stop blast from beginning to end, jam-packed with a wacky irreverence, dazzling state-of-the-art CGI (courtesy of Animal Logic) and a pitch-perfect voice cast headed by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Ferrell. Backed by an army of executive producers, the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow presentation should translate beautifully into whatever corner of the earth it plays, with a laugh-and-you’ll-likely-miss-something potential for repeat viewings. Not that there was ever much doubt about co-directors and writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller being the … Read More

AdamThe Lego Movie: Film Review (The Hollywood Reporter) The Bottom Line – A full-throttle, giddily inventive, all-ages joyride that buoyantly boosts the bar for 3D computer-animated movies.