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  1. ‘Gilbert’ Gottfried’s Tribeca Docu Lands At Gravitas; Mubi Nabs Bruce McDonald’s Drama ‘We

    05.23 / 17:56 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Gravitas Ventures  has acquired North American rights to Gilbert, the Neil Berkeley-directed documentary on zany comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The film, which had its premiere at the Tribeca film fest, will have its theatrical release in September followed by a digital and DVD rollout. Gilbert, who came into fame in the 1980s, is known for his brash personality, unique vocal tone, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying …
  2. Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Ax NEA & Public Broadcasting

    05.23 / 17:56 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget released today would cut federal spending by $4.5 trillion over the next 10 years and do so by drastically slashing or eliminating social programs like Medicaid and food stamps, student aid and Planned Parenthood. It also proposes scrapping the National Endowment for the Arts and eventually the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund PBS and National Public Radio. The plan for FY 2018, which …
  3. ‘Lore’: Cathal Pendred Set As A Lead In Amazon Horror Anthology Series

    05.23 / 17:56 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Former UFC fighter-turned-actor Cathal Pendred is set for a lead role in Amazon's adaptation of the horror podcast Lore, which recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences. Pendred will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. A cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, Michael is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning…
  4. Ericson Core To Direct ‘The Translator’ About Darfur Genocide For Zero Gravity

    05.23 / 17:56 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    EXCLUSIVE: There has been mass slaughter going on in the Western Sudan for years and outside of George Clooney using his celebrity (with his Dad) to draw attention to the atrocities, not much has been done in Hollywood. Now, a film is being made about the genocide based on an international bestselling book from Daoud Hari entitled The Translator. Ericson Core, who established himself as the cinematographer of The Fast and the Furious and then directed Disney’s I…
  5. ‘Young Sheldon’: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Trailer Tops 22 Million Views, CBS Says

    05.23 / 17:56 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    CBS' trailer for the new fall comedy series Young Sheldon has been racking up views since its debut at the network’s Upfront presentation in New York City on May 17. The trailer for The Big Bang Theory spinoff has been viewed more than 22 million times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube combined, the network says. The anticipated new comedy follows 9-year-old genius Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) growing up in East Texas with his parents, older brother and twin sister, …
  6. Michael Strahan Inks Overall Deal With ITV America

    05.23 / 17:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Michael Strahan is expanding his relationship with ITV America. Strahan and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini have signed an exclusive overall production partnership with the company. Under the deal, the duo will create unscripted programming for television, OTT and digital platforms via their SMAC Entertainment that will be produced under the ITV America banner, which includes ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV,…
  7. Toni Collette Options Graeme Simsion Novel ‘The Best of Adam Sharp’ For Her Vocab Films

    05.23 / 17:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    EXCLUSIVE: Toni Collette has just optioned the novel The Best of Adam Sharp from hot author Graeme Simsion who also penned The Rosie Project set up over at Tri-Star. Adam Sharp, which is kind of a High Fidelity for 40-somethings, is one of the first that Collette has brought to her newly formed production company Vocab Films. Her producing partner is Jen Turner. The Best of Adam Sharp (published via St. Martin’s Press) is about a man (Adam) on the cusp of fifty who i…
  8. Warriors Win Push NBA Playoffs Series Ratings Up, ‘Bachelorette’ & ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Return Down

    05.23 / 17:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    On a night of finales across many of the networks, specials and The Bachelorette (1.8/7) debut on ABC, it was an end and a beginning for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs on Monday. With a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, the Bay Area team are heading to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. Facing either current champions the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics on June 1, depending who wins…
  9. Broad Green To Release ‘The Good Catholic’ In Select Theaters

    05.23 / 17:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Broad Green Pictures is releasing the first feature film from three year-old Indiana-based production company Pigasus Pictures with The Good Catholic. The romantic comedy will bow on September 8 in select theaters at the same time it his VOD. The Good Catholic, from writer/director Paul Shoulberg's follows a priest who suffers a crisis of faith when he falls for a young woman and is inspired on a true story — that of Shoulberg’s own family. His father, Donald (who h…
  10. ‘DC Super Hero Girls’: Cartoon Network Sets Toon Series For 2018

    05.23 / 16:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    The world knows them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but the three stars of Cartoon Network’s upcoming toon series are teenage girls trying to balance superpowers and secret identities with, like, managing a social life. Warner Bros. Animation has kicked off production on DC Super Hero Girls, which follows not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara. Alongside their superhero friends, they have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens o…
  11. ‘Hanna’ TV Adaptation Gets Straight-To-Series Order At Amazon From NBCU Int’l Studios

    05.23 / 16:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Amazon Studios has given a straight-to-series order to Hanna, a drama based on Focus Features’ offbeat 2011 assassin pic, from David Farr, who co-wrote the feature, and NBCUniversal International Studios. Emmy-nominated Farr, who most recently adapted John Le Carre’s The Night Manager for BBC/AMC, will pen the adaptation. Farr had been developing the project with NBCUniversal's International Studios' L.A. scripted team, headed up by JoAnn Alfano, and Tomorrow ITV S…
  12. ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Season 12 Set For 2019 On Nickelodeon

    05.23 / 16:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Are you ready, kids? Hold on to your spatula because Nickelodeon has booked another return trip to Bikini Bottom with a Season 12 greenlight for pop culture phenom SpongeBob SquarePants. The new episodes will premiere in 2019 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the series, which has Nick says has been the most-watched animated program with kids for more than 15 years. The veteran voice cast is set to return including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob, Bill Fagerbakke as P…
  13. ‘Twin Peaks’ Debut Soft For Showtime In Linear Viewership

    05.23 / 16:00 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Back on the small screen after a 26-year absence, Twin Peaks' Showtime debut was surrounded in "exposure but not too much exposure," to quote cable boss David Nevins, and secrecy ahead of its Sunday premiere. With that, 506,000 viewers watched the two-hour, two-episode 9 PM premiere of the David Lynch and Mark Frost series Sunday, according to Nielsen. Among adults 18-49, the return of Agent Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer and more of the mystery of the Pacific Northwest…
  14. Focus Features Acquires Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’ – Cannes

    05.23 / 14:57 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Focus Features has picked up worldwide rights to Lenny Abrahamson's The Little Stranger, excluding the UK, France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. The chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the UK this summer with a planned 2018 release, stars Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Abrahamson, who directed 2015 Oscar-winning pic Room, will direct. Lucinda Coxton, who wrote the screenplay adaptation …
  15. Dina Merrill Has Died At 93; American Heiress, ‘BUtterfield 8’ Actress And Philanthropist Was Quintessence O

    05.23 / 14:57 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    The family of Dina Merrill Hartley confirmed Tuesday morning that the actress and philanthropist, an icon of taste and sophistication in both worlds, died at home Monday in East Hampton, NY, surrounded by her family. The cause was Lewy Body dementia, the family said. She was 93. Merrill’s remarkable career – it could aptly be described as exquisitely curated – spanned more than half a century and included memorable roles in films from the serious (Daniel Mann’s 1960…
  16. Hollywood Remembers Roger Moore: “A Wonderful Actor & Lovely Man”

    05.23 / 14:57 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    The entertainment world is reacting to the death today of English actor Sir Roger Moore. Mia Farrow wrote “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore.” Piers Morgan tweeted of Moore: “A wonderful actor & lovely man.” Duran Duran, the band who wrote the theme song for the 1985 film a A View To A Kill, the last of Moore’s seven 007 movies, tweeted simply "RIP Roger." The actor, known best for his roles as the iconic James Bond and Simon Templar in TV series…
  17. Fox Update: Network Passes On All Remaining Pilots

    05.23 / 14:57 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Fox postponed formal decision on five pilots until after the upfronts. There was very little chance of any of them going at the network, and it’s now official, with Fox passing on its remaining pilots, comedies Linda From HR, starring Lauren Graham, Type A, toplined by Eva Longoria who already had indicated she would not continue, and Thin Ice as well as dramas University Project and Behind Enemy Lines — all from 20th TV. I hear there is talk about possibly redeve…
  18. Annabelle Wallis Tapped For ‘Tag’; Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms Comedy From New Line

    05.23 / 14:57 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    EXCLUSIVE: Annabelle Wallis is Tag‘s it girl. She’s been set to star in the New Line comedy alongside Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress. The film is based on a true story featured in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children's game for the last 30 years. Jeff Tomsic is directing from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick. Wallis, who’s next up in Universal’s The…
  19. Roger Moore, Iconic James Bond Actor, Dies Aged 89

    05.23 / 13:59 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Sir Roger Moore, the suave English actor who is best known for playing James Bond and Simon Templar in The Saint TV series, has died aged 89 in Switzerland. His family announced the news on Tuesday on Twitter saying: "he passed away today…after a short but brave battle with cancer." With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg — Sir Roger…
  20. Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump Team Does Not “Get To Make Their Own News Any More”

    05.23 / 13:59 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Visiting Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show to celebrate her status these days as host of the No. 1 program on cable news, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got asked if President Donald Trump’s overseas trip was an opportunity to calm things down at home, and maybe his being too tired to tweet might be a “positive thing for him.” Maddow dismissed that idea, noting Washington Post reported Friday night,as Trump’s plane took off, that there is a significant person of…