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  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Explodes for $201 Million at Overseas Box Office
    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Explodes for $201 Million at Overseas Box Office Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - 22 hours ago

    Joss Whedon returns as writer and director for “Age of Ultron,” as does the ensemble cast topped by Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy … More »‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Explodes for $201 Million at Overseas Box Office

    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Explodes for $201 Million at Overseas Box Office

    Joss Whedon returns as writer and director for “Age of Ultron,” as does the ensemble cast topped by Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye). Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen join the …

  • ‘Furious 7’ Speeds Past ‘Age of Adaline’ For 4th Straight Win at Box Office
    ‘Furious 7’ Speeds Past ‘Age of Adaline’ For 4th Straight Win at Box Office Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - 23 hours ago

    Lionsgate’s “The Age of Adaline,” a fantasy romance starring Blake Lively and “Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman, opened with $13.3 million and on Friday even finished on top, ahead of “Furious 7.” But the action sequel had a big Saturday that powered … More »‘Furious 7’ Speeds Past ‘Age of Adaline’ For 4th Straight Win at Box Office

    ‘Furious 7’ Speeds Past ‘Age of Adaline’ For 4th Straight Win at Box Office

    Lionsgate’s “The Age of Adaline,” a fantasy romance starring Blake Lively and “Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman, opened with $13.3 million and on Friday even finished on top, ahead of “Furious 7.” But the action sequel had a big Saturday that powered an $18.3 million weekend and made it the first movie since 2012’s …

  • Robert De Niro, left, and Grace Hightower, right, attend a Tribeca Film Festival closing night special screening of "Goodfellas" at the Beacon Theater on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
    Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot JOHN CARUCCI - Associated Press - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 2:15 PM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas." More »Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot

    Robert De Niro, left, and Grace Hightower, right, attend a Tribeca Film Festival closing night special screening of "Goodfellas" at the Beacon Theater on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."

  • Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’
    Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’ Greg Gilman - The Wrap - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 9:00 AM SGT

    The Tribeca Film Festival gave “King Jack” and “TransFatty Lives” the Narrative and Documentary Audience awards, respectively, on Saturday. Written and directed by Felix Thompson, the rural drama that made its world premiere at the New York City film … More »Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’

    Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’

    The Tribeca Film Festival gave “King Jack” and “TransFatty Lives” the Narrative and Documentary Audience awards, respectively, on Saturday. Written and directed by Felix Thompson, the rural drama that made its world premiere at the New York City film festival follows a hardened 15-year-old boy discovering the importance …

  • ‘Age of Adaline’ Overhauls ‘Furious 7’ at Friday Box Office
    ‘Age of Adaline’ Overhauls ‘Furious 7’ at Friday Box Office Todd Cunningham - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 10:49 PM SGT

    Blake Lively’s “The Age of Adaline” is giving “Furious 7” a run for the money at the box office this weekend, and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” isn’t far behind. More »‘Age of Adaline’ Overhauls ‘Furious 7’ at Friday Box Office

    ‘Age of Adaline’ Overhauls ‘Furious 7’ at Friday Box Office

    Blake Lively’s “The Age of Adaline” is giving “Furious 7” a run for the money at the box office this weekend, and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” isn’t far behind.

  • Hugh Jackman’s ‘Wolverine’ Lands ‘Blade Runner 2’ Writer Michael Green (Exclusive)

    After moving from superheroes (“Green Lantern”) to replicants (“Blade Runner 2”), Michael Green is returning to comic book movie territory to write “Wolverine” for 20th Century Fox, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. James Mangold is directing the sequel, which is expected to be Hugh Jackman‘s …

  • Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 9:01 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71.

  • AMPTP, IATSE Strike Agreement on New Three-Year Deal Jeff Sneider - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:55 AM SGT
    AMPTP, IATSE Strike Agreement on New Three-Year Deal

    The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) have reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year Hollywood Basic Agreement. AMPTP President Carol Lombardini commented, …

  • First Official Look at Jared Leto as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Photo) Linda Ge - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:49 AM SGT
    First Official Look at Jared Leto as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Photo)

    “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer shared the first look at Jared Leto as classic DC supervillain the Joker on Friday, showing off a wholly transformed look for the actor. Leto plays the Joker in 2016’s supervillain team-up film which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Ike Barinholtz, …

  • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images RUSSELL CONTRERAS - Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 7:04 AM SGT
    FILE - In this June 22, 2013 file photo, Johnny Depp attends the world premiere of "The Lone Ranger," with background images of him as Tonto, left, and Armie Hammer in the title role, at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif. A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight Indian actors quit the northern New Mexico production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six" over complaints about offensive names and religious scenes.(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.

  • ‘The Visit’ Trailer Teases Worst Trip to Grandma’s House Ever (Video) Linda Ge - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 6:58 AM SGT
    ‘The Visit’ Trailer Teases Worst Trip to Grandma’s House Ever (Video)

    M. Night Shyamalan gets into the found-footage thriller genre with Blumhouse, and the first trailer for his “The Visit” teases something very, very wrong with grandma and grandpa. As seen in the trailer, grandma and grandpa have a very strict 9.30 p.m. bedtime rule, after which nobody is allowed outside their bedroom. …

  • Richard Potter Exits Relativity, Will Still Consult After ‘Not Contentious’ Split

    Relativity Studios’ executive VP of production and development Richard Potter has exited the company, TheWrap has learned. A source close to Relativity confirmed Potter’s departure and told TheWrap that a replacement is expected to be named shortly. Potter will continue to consult on select projects at the studio. Potter …

  • Angelina Jolie Slams the UN Over Syria: ‘Evil Has Arisen From Ashes of Indecision’

    Angelina Jolie took her voice from Hollywood to the United Nations in New York on Friday to ask them to help millions of Syrian refugees. The “Unbroken” director also harshly criticized the UN Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over the country’s four-year conflict. “We cannot look at Syria, and the …

  • Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute FRAZIER MOORE - Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 4:49 AM SGT
    FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, from left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy troop Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo in London. A 40th anniversary screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will take place during the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived.

  • Adrien Brody’s Psychological Thriller ‘Backtrack’ Sells to Saban Films Jeff Sneider - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 4:46 AM SGT
    Adrien Brody’s Psychological Thriller ‘Backtrack’ Sells to Saban Films

    Saban Films is in final negotiations on a seven-figure deal to acquire U.S. rights to the psychological thriller “Backtrack,” which stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Sam Neill and Robin McLeavy, the company announced Friday. Written and directed by Michael Petroni (“The Book Thief”), the movie had its world premiere at …

  • Darren Aronofsky to Produce ‘White Boy Rick’ Movie With Drug Dealer’s Cooperation

    Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin of Protozoa Pictures are set to produce a movie about “White Boy Rick” Wershe, the former drug kingpin from Detroit who has agreed to help the filmmakers tell his incredible story, TheWrap has learned. Franklin will be the lead producer for his and Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, which …

  • Former CAA Agent Harold Frogét Joins UTA’s Comedy and Music Touring Practice Jeff Sneider - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 3:03 AM SGT
    Former CAA Agent Harold Frogét Joins UTA’s Comedy and Music Touring Practice

    UTA has hired former CAA agent Harold Frogét, who joins the agency’s comedy and music touring practice.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Lead Thriller ‘Shot Caller’

    “Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will star in thriller “Shot Caller,” which Relativity is in final negotiations to pick up distribution rights to, Bold Films announced Friday. Roman Waugh will direct the film, which follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate …

  • Marvel, Disney Sued Over ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Copyright Infringement Tim Kenneally - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 2:42 AM SGT
    Marvel, Disney Sued Over ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Copyright Infringement

    “In the Films, Iron Man is depicted wearing mechanized body armor that appropriates the copyrighted artistic work of the Plaintiff without authorization or attribution,” the suit, which names Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Company and others, reads. The complaint singles out the Iron Man outfit of …

  • Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund Thriller ‘Mojave’ Sells to A24, DirecTV (Exclusive) Jeff Sneider - The Wrap - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 2:27 AM SGT
    Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund Thriller ‘Mojave’ Sells to A24, DirecTV (Exclusive)

    Fresh off its well-received premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, A24 and its partner DirecTV have closed a deal to acquire U.S. rights to writer-director William Monahan‘s thriller “Mojave,” which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund, TheWrap has learned.

 
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