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‘Crazy For You’: Shelley Hennig To Star, Alice Lee, Tiana Okoye & Nick Cafero Also Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot

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‘Crazy For You’: Shelley Hennig To Star, Alice Lee, Tiana Okoye & Nick Cafero Also Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot
Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf) is set as the lead in Crazy for You, and Alice Lee (Brittany Runs a Marathon), Tiana Okoye (Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens) and Nick Cafero (Pitch Perfect) have been cast as series regulars in NBC’s dating comedy from former Saturday Night Live producer Rachele Lynn, fellow SNL alum Seth Meyers and SNL boss Lorne Michaels.

Written by Lynn, Crazy for You is about Daisy (Hennig) who, with her life stalling, re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed. Realizing she is a bit rusty at being “normal” and “appealing” on first dates, she’ll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today’s quick-to-dismiss dating culture.

Hennig’s Daisy is the sweet and charming assistant at a publishing company. Lee will portray Emma,
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Aline Brosh McKenna Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios; Sets Pop Star Comedy ‘Hit’ At Hulu

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Aline Brosh McKenna Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios; Sets Pop Star Comedy ‘Hit’ At Hulu
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna has signed a three-year-old overall pod deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, Brosh McKenna will develop projects across all platforms for ABC Studios, part of Disney Television Studios, through her newly launched company, Lean Machine.

The first project Brosh McKenna has set under the deal is comedy Hit, which is in development at Hulu with director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson attached. Like the praised Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which ran on the CW for four seasons, Hit has music elements.

At Lean Machine, Brosh McKenna will work on her own material as well as providing a home for other creators. Emily Rasenick has been tapped as Lean Machine’s director of development.

Co-written by Brosh McKenna and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alum Alden Derck, Hit tells the story of a young pop star who struggling to write her debut album and gets stuck in a songwriting boot camp
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'Righteous Gemstones' Star Adam Devine Says New HBO Comedy Will Get Surprisingly Dark

'Righteous Gemstones' Star Adam Devine Says New HBO Comedy Will Get Surprisingly Dark
Adam Devine has reached the top of the sitcom mountain: HBO Sunday night, baby!

The comedian and co-creator/star of Comedy Central's cult classic Workaholics stars alongside John Goodman and Danny McBride — creator of previous HBO hit comedies Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals — in McBride's new HBO hit comedy The Righteous Gemstones, about a family of extremely wealthy religious hucksters.

The Aug. 18 premiere was HBO's biggest for a comedy since McBride's last series, Vice Principals, premiered in July 2016.

Devine — whose other credits include the first two Pitch Perfect films, When We First Met and February release Isn'...
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Netflix Executive James McGough Named COO of PictureStart

  • The Wrap
Netflix executive James McGough has been named chief operating officer of PictureStart, the newly launched production studio led by former Lionsgate co-president Erik Feig, the studio announced on Wednesday.

McGough will provide strategic counsel, oversee finance, business affairs and physical production. Feig launched PictureStart in May with the focus of co-financing and producing content around the theme of “Discovery of Voice.” McGough will report to Feig.

“I truly believe in what Erik and his team have created with PictureStart and the platform they are giving to ‘discovery of voice’ storytelling,” McGough said in a statement. “I’m excited for this opportunity to build upon Erik’s vision.”

Also Read: Former Lionsgate Co-President Erik Feig Launches Media Company PictureStart

McGough joins PictureStart from Netflix where he oversaw the content strategy and analysis team for the streamer’s original film division. While at Netflix, he was responsible for key strategic initiatives as
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Lucy Hale & Robbie Amell To Star In Rom-Com ‘The Hating Game’ Adapted From Hit Novel, Mister Smith Boards

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Lucy Hale & Robbie Amell To Star In Rom-Com ‘The Hating Game’ Adapted From Hit Novel, Mister Smith Boards
Exclusive: Pretty Little Liars and Truth Or Dare actress Lucy Hale will star with When We First Met and The Flash actor Robbie Amell in rom-com movie The Hating Game, based on the hit novel by Sally Thorne.

The 2018 USA Today bestseller, published in more than 20 countries, tells the story of kind-hearted Lucy Hutton (Hale) and her cold, efficient nemesis Joshua Templeton (Amell). Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that is impossibly complicated by her growing attraction to him.

Peter Hutchings (Then Came You) will direct Christina Mengert’s adaptation. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady of Bcdf Pictures are producers. Mister Smith Entertainment is co-financing the film and will handle sales.

Mister Smith’s David Garrett stated, “The Hating Game is a gloriously funny and sexy rom-com with a broad audience appeal.
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Luke Bracey, Jessica Capshaw, Frances Fisher, Jake Manley, Kristin Chenoweth & More Join Emma Roberts In ‘Holidate’ Film At Netflix

Exclusive: Holidate, the Netflix romantic comedy, has added a bevy of actors including Luke Bracey, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy), Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, and Kristin Chenoweth. Emmy winner John Whitesell is directing the film based on a screenplay by Tiffany Paulsen. Emma Roberts was previously announced to star.

The pic, which is being produced by Wonderland’s McG and Mary Viola, follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Bracey), both of whom hate the holidays! Their enduring singledom leaves them subject to the judgment of their meddling family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates on each festive occasion. When these two meet, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of the year.
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Damon Lindelof, Jason Blum’s ‘The Hunt’ Adds Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Dean West to Cast (Exclusive)

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Damon Lindelof, Jason Blum’s ‘The Hunt’ Adds Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Dean West to Cast (Exclusive)
Green Book” actor Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter and Dean West are joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ action-thriller “The Hunt” from “The Leftovers” collaborators Craig Zobel, Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.

Plot details for the film have been kept under wraps by the studio, but it’s expected to explore the escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America.

Klock, Slaughter (“The Haunting of Hill House”) and West will join a cast that includes Justin Hartley, Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin and Glenn Howerton. The studio recently added Ike Barinholtz to the film’s cast.

The script for the film was written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” creator Lindelof and collaborator Cuse. Zobel will direct the film, which Universal plans to release in theaters on Oct. 18.

Jason Blum will produce “The Hunt” for his Blumhouse Productions,
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Netflix Sets ‘Holidate’ For John Whitesell To Direct Emma Roberts

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Netflix has won an auction for the Tiffany Paulsen script Holidate, a package that has Emma Roberts starring and Emmy winner John Whitesell directing.

The romantic comedy revolves around two strangers who are fed up with the pressures of holiday dating and make a deal to be each other’s designated “holidate” over the course of an entire year.

The film is produced by Wonderland’s McG and Mary Viola, who’ve made I Feel Pretty and The Duff. This is the company’s fifth project with Netflix after The Babysitter, When We First Met, the currently in-production Tall Girl, and the upcoming family action film Rim of the World.

Roberts’ credits include We’re the Millers and Scream Queens, and she’s part of the cast of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Whitesell directed Big Momma’s House 2 and Malibu’s Most Wanted.

Paulsen is a former ABC/Disney writing
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Emma Roberts to Star in Netflix Rom-Com ‘Holidate’

  • Variety
Emma Roberts to Star in Netflix Rom-Com ‘Holidate’
Emma Roberts is set to star in Netflix’s romantic comedy “Holidate,” produced by McG’s Wonderland Productions.

“Malibu’s Most Wanted” helmer John Whitesell is directing, with Tiffany Paulsen penning the script.

The story follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson, two perpetual singles who hate the holidays since their continual lack of a significant other subjects them to the judgment of their family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates. After they meet, however, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of one year.

McG will produce along with Mary Viola through their Wonderland shingle. Producers are looking to cast the role of Jackson, with hopes to start production later this year.

The project is the fifth collaboration between Netflix and Wonderland, who is currently in production on the comedy “Tall Girl” for the streaming giant. The production company also handled Netflix films “The Babysitter,
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How 'Russian Doll' Subverts the Creepy Time Loop Trope

[This story contains mild spoilers for Netflix's Russian Doll.]

The concept of living the same day over and over again is one that Hollywood has embraced since the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day. Since then, it's become an established setup featured in everything from rom-coms like About Time and When We First Met to sci-fi movies like Edge of Tomorrow and The Infinite Man. One of the defining features of the strange subgenre is that the protagonists are often men — though that did change in Blumhouse's Happy Death Day — and use their predicament to improve their love lives and ...
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Netflix Casts 6-Foot-1 Newcomer for ‘Tall Girl’ Movie

  • Variety
Netflix has launched production in New Orleans on the comedy movie “Tall Girl,” with newcomer Ava Michelle in the title role following a worldwide casting call.

Michelle, who fits the billing at 6-foot one-inch, will play a 16-year-old who is the tallest female at a high school, where she has never felt completely comfortable.

“It was essential for us to find an actor to portray our lead who can speak to the challenges and lessons that Jodi experiences from a very personal place of authenticity,” said Nzingha Stewart, the film’s director. “Ava’s ability to beautifully and uniquely showcase those attributes stood out to us in a way that we believe audiences will connect with. ‘Tall Girl’ showcases that embracing the very qualities that make you different is what allows you to overcome anything.”

Griffin Gluck (Netflix’s “American Vandal”) will star as the best friend of Michelle’s character.
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McG producing “John Hughes classic” teen comedy Tall Girl for Netflix

Deadline is reporting that filmmaker McG is teaming with Netflix to produce Tall Girl, a teen comedy described as “a John Hughes classic” (modest!), which is set to be directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy) from a script by Sam Wolfson (Andi Mack).

The film will follow a 16-year-old girl called Jodi “who, at more than six feet tall, has to go above and beyond to survive high school while struggling with the constant label of being her school’s tall girl. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig, who gets Jodi’s quirky, best, male friend Dunkleman and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle, which helps her realize she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.”

Filming on the
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‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Trailer: No Jack Black Isn’t In This One

With the weather cooling and the nights getting longer, slowly but surely everyone’s thoughts are turning towards Halloween. For Sony Pictures though, the holiday is coming a little bit early with the release of “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.” The stand-alone sequel to 2015’s “Goosebumps” —meaning it doesn’t have Jack Black in it which may have been the only reason you watched it in the first place—Ari Sandel’s newest film is capitalizing on its scary-for-children theme by coming out a couple weeks before Halloween.

Continue reading ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Trailer: No Jack Black Isn’t In This One at The Playlist.
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Slappy Is Back For More In ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Trailer

Reader beware, you’re in for a scare! Sony Pictures dares to bring more scares with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Slappy the Dummy is back with an all-new story, one that no one was meant to read. Sony has released the first trailer for the film which you can watch below.

Although Slappy has returned, Jack Black has unfortunately not. Black both voiced Slappy the Dummy and played Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine in the previous film. That being said, it looks as though the sequel will bring back some storybook favorites as well as a new well-rounded cast which includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (Brides Maids), Madison Iseman (Jumanji), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Ken Jeong (The Hangover).

The children’s horror books sold over 400 million copies making author R.L. Stine a best-seller and put Stine on the Forbes list. The first Goosebumps
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Gummy Bears Attack in ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Trailer

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Killer gummy bears, deadly ventriloquist dolls, and creepy creatures, oh my.

Sony’s first trailer for “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” explores these childhood horrors. The film follows a pair of friends — portrayed by “It” star Jeremy Ray Taylor and “Castle Rock’s” Caleel Harris — who enter a dilapidated old house occupied by famed author R.L. Stine. “I don’t think this house is giving out candy,” Harris’ character muses.

Taylor decides to open a locked book that unleashes Slappy the Dummy, who snarls, “Did you miss me?”

Mayhem ensues as other creatures come to life. By the end of the trailer, the kids are being menaced by a group of angry gummy bears.

The cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. Ari Sandel — whose credits range from “The Duff” to “When We First Met” — directs from a script by Rod Lieber.

The producers are Neal H. Moritz
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Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride’s HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

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Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride’s HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)
Adam Devine is about to get, well, divine.

The actor and comedian has signed on for a lead role in the recently-ordered HBO comedy pilot “The Righteous Gemstones.” He will star opposite previously announced cast members Danny McBride, John Goodman, and Edi Patterson. The series tells the story of a world famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Devine will play Kelvin Gemstone, the youngest son of Eli (Goodman) and Amy Leigh. Described as “the edgy one,” he’s caught in the middle of the giant personalities that are Jesse (McBride) and Judy Gemstone (Patterson) and has branded himself an outsider to the church, feeling his methods are too hardcore for mainstream religion. Kelvin doesn’t have bigger ambitions for the head seat at the table but focuses his efforts on the eradication of Satan
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McG fills out the cast of his Netflix feature Rim of the World

Back in March it was announced that director McG is set to direct the sci-fi adventure Rim of the World for Netflix, and now that principal photography is underway, Deadline has revealed details of the cast for the film.

Jack Gore (The Kids Are Alright), Miya Cech (The Darkest Minds), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Transformers: The Last Knight), King Bach (The Babysitter), Alessio Scalzotto (Genius: Picasso), Lynn Collins (Manhunt: Unabomber), Annabeth Gish (The X-Files), Michael Beach (Aquaman), Tony Cavalero (School of Rock), Carl McDowell (Ballers) Chris Wylde (The Babysitter), David Theune (The Mad Ones), Punam Patel (Alone Together), Jason Rogel (Kevin From Work) and musician and entertainer Rudy Mancuso.

Scripted by Zack Stentz, Rim of the World follows four misfit teenagers who become unlikely allies when their summer camp experience is cut short by an alien invasion. In this epic adventure film, the youths must overcome their fears, tackle insecurities and
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McG to direct sci-fi adventure Rim of the World for Netflix

Director McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) is gearing up to shoot the Netflix sci-fi adventure movie Rim of the World, with principal photography set to get underway in May.

The film follows “four misfit teenagers who become unlikely allies when their summer camp experience is cut short by an alien invasion. The teens must work together, overcome their fears and insecurities and work as a team as they attempt to save the world.”

Rim of the World has been scripted by Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class), and marks the third Netflix production for McG’s Wonderland banner after The Babysitter and When We First Met.

Via Variety
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Rim of the World Trailer: McG's Netflix Sci-Fi Film

Joseph Baxter May 6, 2019

Netflix has teamed with director McG for alien invasion sci-fi adventure film Rim of the World.

McG, otherwise known as Joseph McGinty Nichol, has been keeping himself busy, both as a director of action flicks and as a television producer for, up until recently, shows like Supernatural, Fox's beleaguered, currently on-the-bubble Lethal Weapon, and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, and is currently developing a TV series adaptation of the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger spy actioner, True Lies. However, the fruits of his film directing resume keep heading to streaming giant Netflix, and one such project, called Rim of the World, will be no exception.

Rim of the World, is, indeed, heading to Netflix. The sci-fi adventure film will be directed by McG, set to arrive as the third production from McG’s Wonderland company to make Netflix its exclusive home, following two previous offerings in this past February’s fantasy-comedy,
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Time travel and romantic comedies: a perfect love match?

Mark Harrison Feb 14, 2018

Christopher Reeve, Back To The Future, About Time, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: join us as we examine time travel in romcoms...

Love is complicated enough without time travel. When time becomes a factor in a relationship, that relationship may be in trouble. In science fiction especially, time travel is a wrinkle that both brings lovers together and keeps them separate in some temporally devastating way.

Marty McFly almost breaks up his parents before they even get together, Kyle Reese falls in love with Sarah Connor when tasked with saving her life, Captain America misses out on a dance with Peggy Carter by getting frozen for 70 years (still technically time travel, if a bit low-tech), and on TV, River Song and the Doctor experience their marriage in almost opposite directions.

But just as romance factors into timey-wimey movies like Back To The Future, The Terminator and Groundhog Day,
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