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Jack Black & Ice Cube set for comedy at SONY
Naomi Watts + Bobby Cannavale + Ryan Murphy at NETFLIX / GREENLAND gets sequel / YOUTUBE bans Political ads from homepage
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY June 15, 2021.
Where if you ever dreamt of waking up in Jan Brady’s house, well… you should probably keep that to yourself, but - you can now do so here on NYC’s Upper East Side as Eve Plumb is selling her place for $1.8 Million. I mean - it’s no Greg’s attic but… the views are certainly better.
ALSO: Chelsea Handler announced a 40-date US Summer standup tour. Tix go on sale this Friday, but the exclusive pre-sale thing starts today here.
AND: NYC is giving First Responders a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Wed July 7 🙌👏.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
Find out what happens when Jack’s character falls in love with Cube’s mom. Now - who do you cast as the mom… 🤔. Any thoughts leave it in the comments at the bottom, but if there’s a sister - Leslie Jones hands down.
Kitao Sakurai directing (he did NETFLIX’s recent Eric Andre movie “Bad Trip”). Has a July 2022 release date. /THR
SONY also set an April 2022 release for their Brad Pitt assassin action movie “Bullet Train”, from the director of “Deadpool 2” & “Hobbs & Shaw”. /Deadline
A universally disliked New England prep school professor stays at school over the Christmas holidays to supervise kids as they go home in 1970. One remains for the holiday, along with the school’s cook and 2 weeks of comedic antics follow.
Will shoot this Winter, CAA repping US sales at CANNES next month. /Deadline
Ah man -“Greenerland” was right there for the taking! All director/writer/producer talent returning, rights to be sold at the CANNES market so will see if STX bites again for US rights.
Original movie made $52 Million worldwide during the pandemic plus a nice $20+ Million check from HBO for PayTV/streaming rights, on a $35 Mil budget. /Deadline
ALSO IN MOVIES
Kevin Bacon signs on as the villain in LEGENDARY’s “The Toxic Avenger” reboot, alongside Peter Dinklage as the title character and Jacob Tremblay as his son. Shooting this Summer. /THR
Moses Ingram (“The Queens Gambit”) set to play longtime assistant of Whitney Houston in SONY’s upcoming biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. Her IMBD here. /Deadline
NETFLIX buys global rights for sequel to Canadian sci-fi film “Code 8” starring the Amell cousins Stephen (CW’s “Arrow”) and Robbie (AMAZON’s “Upload”). “Code 8: Part II” will shoot in Canada later this year, no price disclosed. /THR
📺 THE TV SET
Called “The Watcher” based on a real life incident in Jersey (💪) where a married couple moved into their dream home, but were soon threatened by letters from a stalker, signed “The Watcher”. Yeah that musta been North Jersey.
The Watcher’s identity was never uncovered. Will shoot this Fall. /Deadline
ALSO IN TV
HBOMAX developing “Perfect Strangers” reboot with Robin Thede and London Hughes, about 2 women who discover they’re half-sisters when they both inherit an apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Why this needs to have anything to do with a TGIF show about a guy from Mypos that aired 30+ years ago… is above my paygrade. /THR
NETFLIX adds Randall Park, Aidy Bryant and Keke Palmer to voice cast for“Human Resources”, a spinoff of “Big Mouth”. Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph will be talent here as well. /Variety
NETFLIX also sets Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater and Clark Duke to lead the voice cast of “Inside Job”, a new animated series from the folks behind “Gravity Falls” and described as a conspiracy theory office comedy, inspired by supermarket tabloid headlines 🕵️♂️👽. /Variety
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
YOUTUBE bans homepage ad takeovers from Politics, Alcohol, Prescription Drugs and Gambling categories
Wow thanks a lot Politics for bringing all the fun stuff down with you. /Axios
The video app which.. may or may not still be trying to compete with TIKTOK in shortform user-generated video, has most recently made deal moves in the sports streaming space, as well as buying VERZUZ of course, and they still have significant music label investment backing.
TRILLER says it has 300 Million Users globally… but declines to define what “user” means (daily/monthly/used it once etc). /Reuters
ALSO IN MEDIA
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour shares that she’s being treated for ovarian cancer. Recently had surgery, months of chemo lie ahead to get the best possible long-term prognosis. /CNN
MASHABLE’s Editor in Chief Jessica Coen joins MORNING BREW as Chief Content Officer. /Axios
40% of DISNEY’s Upfront advertiser commitments are for their streaming and digital platforms (60% to ABC and Cable channels). /Next TV
The Biebs, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Baby set to headline Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Labor Day weekend concert event in Philly. /Variety
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
AMC Movie Theaters +15%, sure why not. (note the other 2 major theater chain stocks and IMAX were all down slightly).
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
NETFLIX “Workin’ Moms” - Season 5, Watch or Add to your List here
Also the APPLE Podcasts subscription feature goes live. Sadly the new APPLE podcasts iOS update is still a complete disaster. Worst APPLE tech “update” ever?
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🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
APPLE TV+ “The Morning Show” Season 2 two-minute teaser. Premieres Fri Sept 17. Nice work on this one APPLE Marketing 👏.
NETFLIX“Atypical” Season 4 trailer. This final season premieres Fri July 9.
HBO “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes” docuseries trailer. 6 half-hour episodes, based on interviews for his book and podcast of the same name. Premieres Mon July 12.
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
New LORDE - “Solar Power”, pretty laid back beach vibes in Lorde’s first new song in a while.
And apparently that yellow outfit from eco-conscious fashion brand Colina Strada sold out in about a day… but they’re now back taking orders for $340 each here in case you’re inspired.
If you need new tunes:
So, mid-June… I mean… uh - hey what can ya say that hasn’t already been said?
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