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Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY, August 26, 2022.
Where two of the biggest movie stars in the world have a movie together that’s coming out today, from a director of some very popular 2000s comedies.
A) Have you seen any Marketing on it?
B) Do you have any idea what film I’m referring to?
Welcome to Streaming Marketing < Theatrical Marketing. More on this in THE MEDIA BIZ section below.
AND: The Scorsese ‘70s film “New York, New York” is getting a BROADWAY show based (somewhat) upon it this Spring, directed & choreographed by Susan Stroman. Lin Manuel-Miranda is also writing lyrics for some new songs by one of the original songwriters for the film, John Kander.
PLUS: A rest in peace goes out to an icon for anyone who came of age in the 90s, as Joe E. Tata, aka “Nat” of Peach Pit fame on “BH 90210” died at 85 years old. He was 52 years-old when he started that show and did 238 episodes when all was said and done.
IN THIS EDITION:
Miles Teller lines up next pic with “Black Phone” director
TWITTER integrating podcasts into their interface
BRANDY starring in A24 pic
DC’s search for a new Film & TV leader gains some traction with big exec name speculation
DWTS adds D’Amelio power to help re-launch the show in DIS+’s digital universe, and much more
AND: As always there will be a new Ankler “Hot Seat” podcast up today, this week with Janice & Richard joined by yours truly discussing another very active week at WBD, and much more.
OH: And here’s that eagerly anticipated ELTON JOHN x BRITNEY song which… is basically an incredibly overproduced dance remix of “Tiny Dancer”.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”) is directing, based on a book about a single mom who takes her 15 year-old daughter to COACHELLA when her deadbeat ex bails on doing it as promised, and she ends up meeting the 24 year-old singer of the biggest boy band on the planet. Thinking Harry is gonna be a pass on this offer… but hey you don’t know til you try.
Jennifer Westfeldt (“Kissing Jessica Stein”, “Friends with Kids”) wrote the script. Will shoot in October, no deal price disclosed. /Deadline