'IT: Chapter Two' Director Compares Donald Trump to Pennywise, Says He 'Does Exactly What the Clown Does'
Director Andy Muschietti is determined to make sure that IT: Chapter Two, the most recent adaptation of Stephen King's seminal novel IT, isn't just a regular horror movie. He told AFP that he's making sure the film is “connected to the times that we live in.”
In doing so, he connected the primary antagonist, the terrifying Pennywise the Clown, to President Donald Trump and certain other world leaders. The comparison doesn't come through looks or words, but through tactics.
After years of being in production Limbo, the motion picture version of Gypsy appears to have a future again, withThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino directing and production company New Regency at the financial helm.
One of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history, the quality of any production of Gypsy rests upon the star who plays the mother of all mom-agers: Mama Rose. Legendary actresses like Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Imelda Staunton, Bernadette Peters, and Rosalind Russel (to name a few) have previously embodied the unrelenting stage mother, so the actress tapped to lead the film would have some large shoes to fill. Here's who we think is up to the task.
We Just Found Out Ingrid Michaelson Is Writing A "The Notebook" Musical—Let The Great Dream Casting Debate Begin
Today while guest co-hosting Kathie Lee and Hoda, folk-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson made the announcement that she will be penning the score to The Notebook the Musical, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and which spawned the movie that starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. The book will be written by Bekah Brunstetter, a supervising producer for the hit television show This is Us and playwright of The Cake, which begins previews at the Manhattan Theatre Club on February 12 and opens March 5.
After Conquering Television, Netflix Sets Its Sights On Disrupting The Movie Industry, and It's Already Begun
Years after it revolutionized television by streaming high-quality original content, Netflix is now going after the movie industry.
In addition to launching a thousand memes, Netflix's latest original film—Bird Box—shattered the record for highest viewership of any Netflix original film in its opening week, garnering over 45 million views according to internal reports. Views were counted for each account that watched 70% or more of the film, including credits.
With just one theatrical release, the first quarter of 2018 proved to be a significant success for horror movie fans. Helmed, written by, and starring John Krasinski from The Office, A Quiet Place snuck into theaters and walked away with a debut box office total of more than $50 million, making it the second biggest debut of the year behind Black Panther. Toward the end of its third week in theaters, the movie had earned more than $213 million.
Despite being in a genre that doesn’t often get box office pull and critical praise, A Quiet Place was pegged as an “extraordinary piece of work” by the king of horror, Stephen King, and continues to hover around a 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. In response to Krasinski’s horror masterpiece, Paramount announced at CinemaCon 2018 that it was moving ahead with a sequel.
Just two episodes shy of the season three finale, Starz announced that it had canceled any further production on Ash vs. Evil Dead. The decision didn’t come as a complete shock considering Bruce Campbell earlier revealed the third season finale had been written as a series finale. What really hit fans hard, however, was the announcement that came days later from the man behind Ashley J. Williams himself.
Hosting Hollywood’s most coveted award ceremonies comes with a big paycheck, but just how much is an Oscar host's salary? Before taking the stage for the 2017 Oscars, the show's host for that year, Jimmy Kimmel, provided the public with a glimpse into the finances behind the star-studded evening.
During an appearance on KROQ’s “Kevin & Bean” morning show in December 2016, the late-night talk show host divulged listeners with his salary for headlining the Academy Awards. “I’m not sure I was supposed to reveal this, but nobody told me not to,” Kimmel spoke sardonically after dishing out that he was contracted to earn $15,000 for the evening. While it sounds like a lot of money for one night, rehearsals and preparation for the event likely factor into that sum. It’s also worth noting that the comedian’s salary for Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an estimated $15 million, 1,000 times more than the evening’s pay.