PETE DAVIDSON to star in MIRAMAX Horror pic from PURGE director
FOX suddenly moves MONARCH to Fall / SEARCHLIGHT buys SUNDANCE pic pre-fest / NETFLIX orders 2 RED NOTICE sequels
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY January 13, 2022.
Where I hate to start out on bummer news but Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced they’re splitting after 5 years. So… who’s gonna break the news to Lenny? 😢
BUT HEY: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly got engaged then drank each other’s blood so, there’s that. #TeamBAG
AND: Here’s the SAG AWARD nominations list. Event is in about 6 weeks on Sun Feb 27 on TBS & TNT.
ALSO: The BLEACHERS are replacing RODDY RICH on SNL this weekend as someone on his inner team had a covid exposure.
PLUS: “To Kill A Mockingbird” is throwing in the towel on Broadway til June. The Bob Dylan-music based show “Girl From the North Country” is also shutting down Jan 23 til Spring TBD.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
Pete Davidson starring in MIRAMAX horror pic from director of “The Purge”
Called “The Home”, guy starts working at a retirement home and realizes people have a lotta pretty dark secrets there. Never a good sign when there’s something called a “forbidden 4th floor” 😳.
Will start shooting later this month so probably not too much Pete in Feb SNL shows. /Deadline
NETFLIX orders 2 “Red Notice” sequels with the same Dwayne / Ryan / Gal trio
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber will return as well and they’ll shoot back to back “Back to the Future”-style in 2023. /Variety
SEARCHLIGHT buys upcoming SUNDANCE pic “Fresh”, will stream on HULU
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”) and Sebastian Stan.
Girl meets Boy at grocery store. Girl goes on a romantic weekend getaway WITH Boy after first date. Girl finds out Boy has “unusual appetites”. Guessing not gluten related.
No price revealed but they got worldwide rights (will stream on STAR+ in LATAM, and DIS+ elsewhere globally).
Adam McKay among producers, financed by LEGENDARY. /THR
DISNEY sets Andrew Burnap as Gal Gadot’s co-star in live-action “Snow White” movie
He won a TONY for “The Inheritance” last year and is playing a new… TBA character created for the film.
Gal is playing the “Evil Queen”, Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) is playing Ms. White.
Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) is directing. /THR
ALSO IN MOVIES
AMC THEATERS CEO Adam Arons has sold $40 Million of his AMC stock in the past 2 months. Clarifies he announced a plan to diversify his portfolio back in August and this is… well, that, and pointed out that he still has, or plans to vest over 2.3 Million shares in the company. Still tho 😏. /THR
📺 THE TV SET
NETFLIX orders series about a year in the PGA from the producers of their hit “Formula 1” series
Currently shooting with full access from the golf association, including for the 4 Major tournaments. VOX MEDIA also a producer on it. /Deadline
FOX moves “Monarch” from its Jan 30 premiere to the Fall schedule
The Country music ‘empire’ show was to premiere in the coveted post-NFC CHAMPIONSHIP game (typically in the Top 5 biggest TV audiences list every year) 🏈.
FOX has already been promoting the show regularly as Jan 30 is basically 2 weeks away… but they cited covid-induced production delays as the reason for the move.
No word what will take the Jan 30 post-game slot instead. /Variety
ALSO IN TV
Amy Schumer and Shirley McClaine will appear in HULU’s “Only Murders In The Building” Season 2… but no details on roles. /Deadline
NFL ratings have best year since 2015, and +10% from last year’s covid season. And that’s with the largest market having 2 of the worst teams in football #GangGreen #BigBlue 😩 /WSJ
IN THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE SUITE:
CNBC hires former WARNER MEDIA EVP of Comms Keith Cocozza as their new head/SVP of Comms, reports into Chairman Mark Hoffman. /THR
A3 ARTISTS Agency promotes Ashley Partington to partner, promotes 3 others to Senior Agents. /THR
VARIETY promotes Michelle Sobrino-Stearns from Prez to CEO. Will maintain her Group Publisher title as well.
Former BBC & HISTORY CHANNEL head and UK executive Jana Bennett died yesterday at 66 years old, after a battle with glioblastoma. /Deadline
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
JUST ONE THING
ROKU commits further into AVOD/FAST biz, launches a “Live TV” tab and icon right on the home screen, which leads to their collection of over 200 free channels to live-stream (a la what PLUTO, TUBI products are). /NextTV
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
Relatively quiet day.
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
HBOMAX “Peacemaker” - Watch or Add to Your List here
HBOMAX “My Mom, Your Dad” - Dating show where grown children set up their single parents. Add to Your List here on HBOMAX
PEACOCK “Wolf Like Me” - New Josh Gad, Isla Fisher 6 episode comedy. Watch or Add to Your List here
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
A24 “X” trailer - A 70’s porno production 🎥 surreptitiously rents a space on the property of a super creepy old dude to make a movie and… yeah, it’s a horror movie, doesn’t go well. With Brittany Snow and Kid Cudi. In theaters TBD
HBO “The Girl Before” limited series trailer - Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman who is given the opportunity to move into a beautiful house designed by architect David Oyelowo… if she abides by his list of rules. The most problematic being the last woman who agreed to it, uh died there. But the no Wifi after 8p is a close 2nd. Premieres Thu Feb 10
PARMOUNT+ “The In Between” movie trailer - Joey King stars as woman who meets and falls in love with a total hottie when they’re both involved in an accident. She lives, him not so much… but he finds ways to message her from, well, see title. Premieres Fri Feb 11
NETFLIX “Too Hot To Handle” Season 3 trailer - drops Wed Jan 19
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
New ADELE video for “Oh My God“, aka the song people were streaming the most when the album dropped… namely becuase it was one of the few upbeat tracks on the whole thing 🤷♂️.
For recent new tunes to check out:
And finally a Rest in Peace goes out to legendary singer Ronnie Spector, who died at 78 years-old yesterday after a brief battle with cancer.
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