☀️MADONNA-directed biopic shelved at UNI
APPLE, A24 write big SUNDANCE checks / Final GLASS ONION #s are in / Feds come for GOOGLE Ad biz
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on WEDNESDAY January 25, 2023.
Where… how’s everyone’s OSCAR prognosticating going so far?
AND: Just a slainté to my Irish folks! “Inisherin” of course, but IRE also got their first Best Int’l Film nom with “The Quiet Girl” (anyone know how I can see this??), and well, of course Mr. Paul Mescal… whose rave UK reviews (alongside Patsy Ferran as “Blanche”) in “Streetcar Named Desire” have now pushed the show onto the West End starting March 20, until he has to depart to begin prep for “Gladiator 2”.
ALSO: CHRIS STAPLETON will sing the National Anthem at the SUPER BOWL next month 👏.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
MADONNA biopic put back on shelf at UNI, as Madge chooses touring over directing
Iger invests in Kushner investment firm where he was briefly a director
APPLE TV+ is next up in writing massive SUNDANCE check, as A24 and SPC also make buys.
The NETFLIX Box Office report, with final “Glass Onion” numbers, a strong debut for a South Korean sci-fi pic, and the continued large showing for UNI’s Feature Animation library on the Top 10 list
Feds sue to break up GOOGLE’s Ad business
SHOWTIME considers a rebranding, the huge Weekend NFL ratings and more.