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‘Captain Marvel’ Sequel Officially In Development At Disney’s Marvel Studios

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‘Captain Marvel’ Sequel Officially In Development At Disney’s Marvel Studios
The most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially ramping up for her big-screen encore. Disney’s Marvel Studios has officially begun production on the sequel to Captain Marvel (2019), the billion-dollar hit that energized and expanded the hitmaker studio’s young female constituency.

Brie Larson will return as the intrepid Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, a former military pilot who taps into cosmic energies that make her a powerhouse champion for Earth when interplanetary dangers threaten the fragile globe. Larson’s no-nonsense hero also packed a wallop at the box office, with $1.13 billion in global box office.

A Marvel source says that Megan McDonnell, part of the writing team for the upcoming Disney+ McU series WandaVision, is in advanced negotiations to chart the course for Captain Marvel’s second cinematic solo flight. The original film was the 22nd Marvel Studios film, but the first with a female hero as the lead title character.
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Channing Tatum to Headline and Produce Disney’s ‘Bob the Musical’

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Channing Tatum to Headline and Produce Disney’s ‘Bob the Musical’
Channing Tatum is attached to headline and produce Disney’s musical comedy “Bob the Musical,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Tatum will produce with his company, Free Association, along with partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Tripp Vinson and Chris Bender are also attached to produce. There are no other attachments at this time and the studio will be looking to find a director. Jessica Virtue and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing for the studio.

“Bob the Musical” centers on a regular guy whose worst nightmare comes to life after he receives a blow to the head and wakes up to finds that he’s trapped in a musical. The project initially was set in 2004 and is one of the longest projects in development at Disney this century. Tom Cruise previously circled the project.

Also Read: Todd Strauss-Schulson to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Zombie Brother' at STXfilms

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Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ With Steve Carell to Hit Theaters This May

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Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ With Steve Carell to Hit Theaters This May
Focus Features will release the latest film from director Jon Stewart called “Irresistible” on May 29, 2020, the distributor announced Wednesday.

Steve Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne star in the political comedy that the former “Daily Show” host both wrote and directed.

Irresistible” is a satire about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our political circus. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, when the Republicans counter him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne), what started out as a local race quickly becomes an out-of-control and hilarious fight for the soul of America.
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Johnny Flynn Joins Andrew Scott in Showtime Series ‘Ripley’

Johnny Flynn Joins Andrew Scott in Showtime Series ‘Ripley’
Johnny Flynn has been cast opposite Andrew Scott in the upcoming Showtime series based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels.

Flynn will appear in a series regular role in the eight-episode first season. In “Ripley,” Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to try to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf (Flynn), who is living a comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.

Flynn is a British actor and musician.
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Marta Kauffman’s Okay Goodnight, Fox 21 TV Studios Ink First-Look Deal

Marta Kauffman’s Okay Goodnight, Fox 21 TV Studios Ink First-Look Deal
Okay Goodnight, the production company helmed by “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman alongside Robbie Rowe Tollin and Hannah Ks Canter, has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to create projects for linear and streaming platforms, starting with an adaptation of the novel, “The Dreamers.”

“Marta Kauffman is a legend and a hero to a generation of writers and audiences alike, and she’s as talented and funny now as ever,” said Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke. “We’re excited to be working with her and her partners Robbie and Hannah. We see an incredibly bright future with them.
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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies at 29

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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies at 29
Former “Bachelorette” contestant Tyler Gwozdz has died at the age of 29, multiple outlets report.

He appeared on the latest season of the dating series, where he briefly courted “BacheloretteHannah Brown before being abruptly removed from her season with no explanation from the show.

According to TMZ, Gwozdz died Wednesday after being hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose.

More to come…

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Betty Gilpin to Play Ann Coulter on ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

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Betty Gilpin to Play Ann Coulter on ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’
Betty Gilpin has been cast as Ann Coulter on Ryan Murphy’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” an FX spokesperson told TheWrap Thursday.

The upcoming third season of the anthology series centers on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (who will be portrayed by Clive Owen), following his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinksy (who will be played by Beanie Feldstein).

Along with Owen and Feldstein, “Impeachment” stars Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Annaleigh Ashfor as Paula Jones and Billy Eichner as conservative journalist Matt Drudge.

Also Read: Billy Eichner to Play Journalist Matt Drudge on FX's 'American Crime Story: Impeachment'

Gilpin’s addition to the cast marks her first role within the Murphyverse.

Sarah Burgess writes and will executive produce “Impeachment” alongside Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, Hannah Fidell and Paulson. Lewinsky will serve as a producer on the season,
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John Karlen, Actor in ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 86

John Karlen, Actor in ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 86
Emmy-winning actor John Karlen, best known for his work on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died. He was 86.

Karlen died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank, Calif., his friend and spokesperson Jim Pierson told the Associated Press.

The actor played conman and scoundrel Willie Loomis on “Dark Shadows,” replacing James Hall, who had abruptly left the show after five episodes. He later played several other roles for the horror soap series that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. The Dark Shadows News posted about the news on Twitter.

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‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies of Suspected Overdose

Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 29.

According to the Boca Raton Police Department, Gwozdz was hospitalized on Jan. 13 following a “medical overdose.” He later died in Florida’s Palm Beach County after spending a week in the intensive care unit.

TMZ, which first reported his death, wrote that Gwozdz may have been Od’d on heroin after obtaining the 911 emergency call from a woman who had found Gwozdz in a bathroom.

Gwozdz, known as “Tyler G.” to “Bachelorette” fans, appeared briefly on the show’s fifteenth season
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Rashied Ali and Frank Lowe’s ‘Duo Exchange’ Is Free Jazz in Its Purest Form

Rashied Ali and Frank Lowe’s ‘Duo Exchange’ Is Free Jazz in Its Purest Form
Every musician who worked steadily with John Coltrane in the Sixties achieved a certain kind of immortality. But drummer Rashied Ali earned a special distinction thanks to a February 1967 duo recording date with the legendary horn player, five months before Coltrane’s death. Released seven years later as Interstellar Space, the music from that session essentially launched an entire subgenre of fervent, spiritually attuned free jazz played by just a saxophonist and drummer.

Yet as a new series of reissues and archival releases shows, Interstellar Space is only part of the Rashied Ali story.
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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter
Glow” star Betty Gilpin is set to play Ann Coulter in “Impeachment: American Crime Story” at FX.

News of Gilpin’s casting comes just one day after it was announced that Billy Eichner had been cast as Matt Drudge in the third season of “Acs,” which will tackle the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Beanie Feldstein will star as Monica Lewinsky, with Clive Owen as Clinton, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The season will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the
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Tina Fey Announces Movie Adaptation of Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ Musical

Tina Fey Announces Movie Adaptation of Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ Musical
It’s good to be mean…the “Mean Girls” musical, that is.

Producers of the hit Broadway show announced today that the Tony-nominated production is being adapted for the big screen for Paramount Pictures. The musical is based on the 2004 movie of the same name.

“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,’ Tina Fey, who wrote the film and stage production, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

Produced for the stage by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, the ‘Mean Girls’ movie musical will reunite Fey, composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist.

Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this
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‘Mean Girls’ Broadway Musical to Be Adapted Into New Feature Film, Tina Fey to Write and Produce

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‘Mean Girls’ Broadway Musical to Be Adapted Into New Feature Film, Tina Fey to Write and Produce
The “Mean Girls” Broadway musical is being adapted into a new feature film at Paramount Pictures, with Tina Fey writing the script, the studio announced Thursday. You heard it right: The movie-gone-musical is being turned into a movie!

Plot details for the adaptation, produced by Fey and Lorne Michaels, are being kept under wraps. Of course, the 2004 film, “Mean Girls,” focused on the story of Cady Heron, who moves to suburban Illinois after being homeschooled in Africa, and wants to be popular. She takes on The Plastics and becomes frenemies with Regina George. But soon, she learns the hard way that you just shouldn’t mess with the Queen Bee.

The stage musical, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, is produced by Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman and Paramount. It features a book by Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by Jeff Richmond
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Dr. Dre Honored at Grammy Week Kickoff Event

Recognizing his lifetime of achievement in the music industry as a producer, engineer, recording artist and music executive, the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing honored Dr. Dre Wednesday night at the wing’s 13th annual Grammy Week Celebration in Los Angeles.

Dre, one of hip-hop’s most prolific producers, has production credits on some of the genre’s greatest albums and remains one of the most influential artists to come out of the West Coast rap scene. He co-founded N.W.A and enjoyed a successful solo career
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Sundance a-Go-Go: Film Fest Has the Beat as ‘The Go-Go’s’ Doc Premieres in Advance of Summer Concert Gigs

Sundance a-Go-Go: Film Fest Has the Beat as ‘The Go-Go’s’ Doc Premieres in Advance of Summer Concert Gigs
The Sundance Film Festival will host the premiere this weekend of a documentary about one of the great original L.A. punk bands — we’re speaking, of course, of the Go-Go’s. Or maybe we should forego that “of course,” since probably not a huge percentage of rock fans remember the pioneering female band as seminal punks, per se. That they did emerge from that scrappy scene is one of the joys of discovery in “The Go-Go’s,” the doc that has a spotlight premiere at the Utah fest Friday night.

“The band has been more open to embracing our beginnings,” says bassist Kathy Valentine. “I remember when we were first successful, the band didn’t talk a lot about the punk roots, and often in interviews we would say ‘Well, the songs were always catchy pop songs. We just played them real fast at first and we weren’t great musicians.
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Three Members of Genesis Went to a Knicks Game — Speculations Abound

Genesis fans who have spent the last 13 years praying for a reunion woke up this morning to the news that Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks were photographed together last night at a Knicks game.

According to the fan site Genesis News, there are rumors that the group met up in the city to “test the waters for future activities.”

Still, these rumors require some very, very large caveats. First, Collins turns 69 in one week, so the band might be in town for a birthday party. After all, they
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David Armstrong’s Expose of the Sacklers’ Role in Opioid Crisis to Become a Film for 101 Studios

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Reporter David Armstrong’s expose on a rich American family’s role in a cover-up of the opioid crisis is set to become a film for 101 Studios. On Thursday the studio said it will fully finance and globally distribute a feature film that will provide an inside look into Armstrong’s riveting and perilous journey to reveal the truth behind the deception and misdeeds by the makers of OxyContin.

Armstrong was originally working on a feature about the Sacklers, one of the richest families in the U.S. At the time, very few people knew anything about them, including that they were the sole owners of Purdue Pharma. Over a four-year investigation, he discovered evidence that, in order to maximize their profits, members of the Sackler family knew of and supported Purdue’s concealment of the strength and addiction risks of the drug OxyContin. Since the release of OxyContin,
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Jim Jefferies, ‘Superstore’ Creator Justin Spitzer

NBC has picked up a pair of comedy pilots for the 2020-2021 season.

The first is the multi-cam “Jefferies,” which will star Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a fictionalized version of himself. Jefferies will also write and executive produce along with Suzanne Martin. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills will also executive produce along with Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Universal Television, where Hazy Mills and Martin are under overall deals, will produce.

Jefferies most recently hosted “The Jim Jefferies Show” for Comedy Central, which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and starred
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TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap’s Complete Guide

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It’s pilot season — when broadcast networks decide which of dozens of prospective shows should become full-fledged series.

TheWrap’s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project under consideration by ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so.

Check back often for regular updates.

ABC: Comedy / Drama

CBS: Comedy / Drama

The CW: Drama

Fox: Comedy / Drama

NBC: Comedy / Drama

ABC Comedy

My Village

Writer(s): Kari Lizer

Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios

Logline: An empty-nester mom wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.(Multi-camera)

Prospect

Writer(s): Sherry Bilsing-Graham,
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Taylor Hawkins and the Doors Perform a Bluesy ‘Love Me Two Times’ at Ray Manzarek Tribute

Taylor Hawkins and the Doors Perform a Bluesy ‘Love Me Two Times’ at Ray Manzarek Tribute
Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins fronted the surviving members of the Doors for a bluesy performance of “Love Me Two Times” in 2016. The performance is part of The Doors: Break on Thru, an upcoming concert documentary honoring the late keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died from cancer in 2013.

In the clip, Hawkins takes Jim Morrison’s lead vocals on the 1967 song, backed by Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. They’re joined by Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo as well as Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, who plays Manzarek’s iconic parts.
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