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Mia Galuppo

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Antoine Fuqua on Working With Denzel and the Film That Got Away: “It Breaks My Heart Just to Say It Out Loud”

“This shit’s chess, it ain’t checkers.” In one of the many memorable lines from Training Day, Denzel Washington’s Los Angeles narcotics officer Alonzo offers up this wisdom to rookie Jake, played by a doe-eyed Ethan Hawke, as a way of explaining that the job is a lot more complicated than it looks and that there […]

Disability Dance Drama ‘Grace’ in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)

Walt Disney Pictures is developing the dance drama Grace, which will center on a highly talented, disabled dancer. Freddy Wexler, best known as the Grammy-nominated songwriter behind records from Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, is producing the project and will co-write the screenplay along with Kiera Allen, the wheelchair-using actress that made her […]

‘Prey’ Nabs Record Viewership on Hulu, According to the Streamer

Over the Aug. 5-7 weekend, social media was buzzing over the new movie Prey, the umpteenth installment in the Predator franchise. Many wondered why 20th Century and Disney didn’t open the movie in cinemas, considering the theatrical calendar for August is notably light this year. Instead, Prey debuted directly on Hulu. On Tuesday, Disney said […]

Amazon Names Brianna Oh Head of Doc Features (Exclusive)

As non-fiction continues to become a priority for streaming services, Amazon Studios has named longtime Amazon vet Brianna Oh head of documentary features. The newly created role will focus on building out the tech company’s non-fiction feature slate, which already includes docs like the Val Kilmer film Val and P!nk: All I Know So Far. […]

Live-Action Pac-Man Movie in the Works From Wayfarer, Bandai Namco (Exclusive)

A live-action film is in development based on the classic arcade game character with an endless appetite, Pac-Man. The project hails from Bandai Namco Entertainment — the company behind Pac-Man, as well as games like Galaga and Tekken — and Wayfarer Studios, the production company founded by Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz. First introduced in […]

2022’s Top 25 American Film Schools, Ranked

How do you prepare students for an entertainment industry in a constant state of flux? For some, the answer is LED walls. Schools ranging from Chapman to Cal State Northridge are doubling down on digital production in an effort to prepare their students for industry. And while rising tuition costs have would-be filmmakers worried, schools […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Prey’ Star Amber Midthunder on Bringing an Indigenous Action Hero Into ‘Predator’ Franchise

With her role in the Predator prequel Prey, the 25-year-old breaks new ground as an Indigenous female action hero By Mia Galuppo • Photographed by Cibelle Levi

Ann Dowd Joins Blumhouse and Universal’s ‘The Exorcist’

Ann Dowd has joined the first film in the planned The Exorcist trilogy from Blumhouse, Universal, and Morgan Creek Productions. The Emmy winner joins a previously announced cast including Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn, who is reprising her role as Chris MacNeil. David Gordon Green is directing the movie, with Dowd having previously worked […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Directors Sign Five-Year Pact With Universal

Just as their film Everything Everywhere All at Once passes $100 million at the global box office, becoming the biggest commercial success for indie outfit A24, directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are signing a long-term pact with Universal. The duo (known as the Daniels) and their producer, Jonathan Wang, have inked a five-year exclusive […]

Selena Gomez to Produce ‘Working Girl’ Reboot

Selena Gomez and 20th Century Studios are partnering for a reboot of Working Girl. Gomez is in talks to produce a remake of the 1988 comedy that starred Melanie Griffith as a Long Island woman who secretly takes over her boss’ job while she recovers from a broken leg. Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver also […]

Jake Gyllenhaal-Led ‘Road House’ Remake a Go at Amazon

Jake Gyllenhaal has rounded out his Road House. Gyllenhaal will star in a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze cult classic, playing a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but, according to the logline, “soon discovers that not everything is what it seems […]

Next Gen 2022: The Outne Reporter Accepting Nominations for 35 Under 35 List

Over nearly three decades, The Outne Reporter’s annual Next Generation issue — our definitive list of the year’s 35 best and brightest individuals age 35 and under — has featured industry leaders like Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria and Universal’s Donna Langley when they were upstart execs. THR is now accepting online submissions for the […]