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Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY September 27, 2021.
Where I can verify that watching the GIANTS play in person does not make their season look any more promising #0and3.
But it was the NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL promo department for the win last night, with a spot for Tom Brady’s return to play NEW ENGLAND this Sunday Night set to ADELE’s “Hello” 👏.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
Jon Watts, director of the last 3“Spider-Man” movies is writing and directing the thriller, which is broadly about two lone-wolf fixers who get assigned to the same job.
So, we’ll see who writes the biggest check 💰. CAA is repping the process. /THR
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” : $13 Million ($197 Million US, $363 Million globally)
Now the highest grossing US release this year & the pandemic
“Dear Evan Hansen” : $7.5 Million
Likely will hit PVOD after a 17-day theatrical window around October 12.
At a $27 Million budget (after tax breaks), not a huge loss here for UNI.
“Free Guy” : $4 Million ($114 Million US, $317 Million global)
A bit over 1/3 of global total is from US, a bit under 1/3 is from China
“Candyman” : $2.5 Million ($57 Million US)
“Cry Macho” : $2.1 Million ($8.3 Million US)
ALSO IN MOVIES
SONY casts Stanley Tucci as music biz legend Clive Davis in their Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” 🕺. /Deadline
IN THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE SUITE
Exec shakeup at PARAMOUNT continues - Prez of Production Emma Watts is exiting.
Daria Cercek and Mike Ireland are taking over as co-heads reporting into new CEO Brian Robbins.
Jeremy Kramer who heads the PARAMOUNT PLAYERS label (set up to mainly service PAR+) will now also report directly into Robbins.
42 WEST promotes Annalee Paulo to Prez of West Coast Entertainment Marketing. Current Prez Susan Ciccone leaving the company to split her time between LA & Virginia. /Deadline
NETFLIX VP of Comms Richard Siklos is leaving after a 4 year tenure. No next destination indicated. /Deadline
📺 THE TV SET
A few highlights here so watch what ya like:
Scene from the Rock / Reynolds / Gadot movie “Red Notice”
Scene from “Extraction 2”
Scene from Leo / J Law movie “Don’t Look Up”
“Tiger King” will premiere part 2 on Wed Nov 17
“Sex Education” renewed for Season 4
And a few trailers which are below in the TRAILER HOUSE
Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) co-starring with John Laroquette.
She plays Judge Harry’s daughter, same conceit and multi-cam sitcom approach. /THR
ALSO IN TV
NFL adjusts Wildcard weekend sched in January - 2 games on Sat, 3 games on Sun, and now 1 game on Monday night. Networks for each still TBA, but obviously ABC/ESPN has to be the favorite for the Monday game. /B&C
BBC brings back Russell T. Davies as showrunner on “Doctor Who” for its 60th anniversary in 2023. He’s largely credited with reviving the series back in 2005, and most recently did “It’s a Sin” which aired on HBOMAX here. /THR
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
NBCU says they’re “days away” from pulling their networks from the YOUTUBE TV streaming bundle’s 3+ million customers…
YOUTUBE TV says “We’ll lower our price by $10 a month” if you pull your channels. Welcome to the NFL. /Deadline
ALSO IN MEDIA
INSTAGRAM no longer actively developing an INSTAGRAM FOR KIDS product according to IG head Adam Mosseri on “The Today Show” this morning, but reiterated… he still totally thinks it’s an awesome idea.
LIONSGATE returning to the office starting Mon Oct 4, with a rotating 3 days in / 2 days wfh policy that shifts between departments, as well as different daily start times for employees. /Deadline
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
SNAP was up 5% but overall a pretty quiet Friday
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
“Nick Cannon” debuts in syndication on FOX stations
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🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
NETFLIX “Cobra Kai” Season 4 teaser. Just me or does Ralph Macchio sound like a relative of Steve Buscemi? Premeires New Years Eve.
NETFLIX “The Witcher”… I think this is a trailer, but they’re calling it a “Road to Season 2”. Either way - Season 2 drops Fri Dec 17.
ALSO: It’s renewed for a Season 3.
NETFLIX “Stranger Things” Season 4 teaser-ish spot. Premieres… sometime 2022
NETFLIX “Inside Job” trailer. Animated comedy series about global domination conspiracies. Premieres Fri Oct 22
NETFLIX “Army of Thieves” trailer - prequel to Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”. Premieres Fri Oct 22
🕵️♂️ THE WEEK AHEAD
WED - BRITNEY’s latest court date
THU - JON STEWART hits APPLE TV+… JAMES BOND hits UK movie theaters, with many screenings already sold out.
FRI - “Venom” sequel hits theaters
SAT - SNL returns with Owen Wilson & Kacey Musgraves
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
FOXES “Sister Ray” - Good addition to any workout playlist - fun fast-paced dance pop… kinda Robyn-esque?
The name of the new STARZ 50 Cent show is “BMF” (Black Mafia Family) - my acronym dyslexia came to the forefront of my brain once again on Friday.
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