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Issa Rae and Jordan Peele have come on board Universal Pictures' family drama "Sinkhole," based on Leyna Krow's short story about a mysterious sinkhole. The announcement was made Wednesday, a day after Rae received Emmy nominations for comedy series and best actress in a comedy series for the fourth season of HBO's "Insecure." "Sinkhole" is […]
Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” remake is being pushed from June 12 to Sept. 25 in the wake of the coronavirus, Universal Pictures announced Friday.Universal’s film “Praise This,” previously set for release on Sept. 25, is now without a release date and will be scheduled at a later time.Jordan Peele co-wrote “Candyman” with Win Rosenfeld and DaCosta (“Little Woods”). Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris star in the movie from Universal Pictures and MGM.See Video: 'Candyman' Trailer: Jordan Peele Dares You to Say His Name in Creepy First LookPeele frames the story of the supernatural killer with a hook for a hand named Candyman as a demon that has haunted Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood for decades. But in the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.Anthony’s artwork of the legend unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.Also Read: Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join Jordan Peele's 'Candyman'“Candyman” comes from Universal and MGM in association with BRON Creative, and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions. The film is produced by Ian Cooper, Rosenfeld and Peele. Peele wrote the screenplay with Rosenfeld and DaCosta.Currently, Sept. 25 houses the release of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Sacha Baron Cohen and Abdul-Mateen II.Read original story Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Remake Pushed Back 3 Months At TheWrap
Due in theaters on June 12, the new film takes place in the present day when Cabrini-Green is a memory, but the terror of Candyman is as real as ever.
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The Twilight Zone casts Billy Porter, Chris Meloni, Morena Baccarin and more for season 2
CBS All Access announced the first batch of cast members for the second season of Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot, led by Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale.Additional cast for the second season includes Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Peele, who narrates the series, will also write the episode, “Downtime,” which features Baccarin, Domingo and Hale.No character details were given.Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe announcement was made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content for CBS All Access, during the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. The second season will premiere sometime in 2020.“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.Rod Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.Here’s the episode list from CBS All Access, in no particular order:Episode: “The Who of You”Starring Daniel Sunjata, Ethan Embry, and Billy Porter Written by Win RosenfeldEpisode: “A Human Face”Starring Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, and Tavi Gevinson Written by Alex RubensEpisode: “8”Starring Joel McHale Written by Glen MorganEpisode: “Among The Untrodden”Starring Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy Written by Heather Anne CampbellEpisode: “Meet in the Middle”Starring Jimmi Simpson and Gillian Jacobs Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiRead original story Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale Among 14 Cast in ‘Twilight Zone’ Season 2 At TheWrap
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Georgia spoiled more than a few peaches with its controversial new abortion law, and now Hollywood is clapping back — but perhaps a bit softer and slower than what you would expect, especially after how vocal it was about boycotting the state following Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful run for governor. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia earned nearly $4.6 billion in total wages from qualified productions in 2018, along with 92,100 jobs, boosting the state’s economy significantly. HB 481, the so-called “heartbeat” law, bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
That’s the signpost up ahead — your next stop, Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone,” which was renewed by CBS All Access on Monday.“Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of ‘The Twilight Zone’ is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content at CBS All Access, said. “Jordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into ‘The Twilight Zone’ with a second season.”The streaming service’s reboot of the classic sci-fi series debuted with two episodes on April 1. The first five of Season 1 are now available for streaming and new ones drop Thursdays on CBS All Access.Also Read: 'The Twilight Zone': There's a Reason for That David Copperfield Joke in 'The Comedian' EpisodePeele executive produces and hosts the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous. Along with Peele, Season 1 cast members include Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Betty Gabriel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris O’Dowd, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.Read original story Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Renewed for Season 2 at CBS All Access At TheWrap
Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access reboot references Rod Serling’s classic series as well as his own newly created universe.
As CBS All Access gets ready to debut Jordan Peele’s heavily-anticipated reboot of “The Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling himself would be among those shocked to see that the 1960s-era black-and-white anthology series has stood the test of time.Serling created the famed science-fiction series in 1959, and his daughter believes that he would be astonished to see how relevant it remains. “I’ve thought about how would he feel about this reboot or all this attention he’s getting, and I can tell you that he would be stunned,” Anne Serling told TheWrap. “He didn’t think that his writing would stand the test of time.”Serling’s original series ran for 156 episodes from 1959 to 1964 and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. However, 44 years after Serling’s death, his creation remains as relevant as ever. This is the third attempt at a reboot, following earlier efforts in 1985 and 2002.Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video)“He dealt with human issues and themes that are still so prevalent today, like racism and mob mentality,” Serling continued. “We don’t seem to be able to move ahead and change.” Even the phrase — “feels like I’m living in the Twilight Zone” — is often used to describe how many feel about the current state of the world.“I can tell you [my dad] would be absolutely apoplectic about what’s happening in the world today. And deeply saddened,” she said. “There are moments that I’m glad he’s not here to see.”However, she feels that if anybody is going to do a proper reboot, it’s Peele. After all, both of his movies, “Get Out” and “Us,” could be considered feature-length “Twilight Zone” episodes. “He realizes this is a challenge. I think he’s sensitive to that and I know that he does revere my dad, which would, of course, have to be a prerequisite,” she said. “Certainly [my dad] would have a great deal of respect for Jordan Peele, I’m sure.”Also Read: Seth Rogen Joins Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' RebootNot only is Peele executive producing the show, but he’s also literally stepping into the role Rod Serling made famous, serving as host and narrator. Glen Morgan, who serves as showrunner on the series, said that Peele nails the role and would make Serling proud.“You watch Rod Serling and he has mischief in his delivery,” Morgan told TheWrap. “There’s a twinkle in his eye and Jordan has that too.” The CBS All Access reboot is also chock full of winks and nods to Serling’s original creation, including Serling himself.“Oh yea, he’s all over the place.”The first two episodes of “The Twilight Zone” will debut on CBS All Access on April 1Read original story Rod Serling’s Daughter Says He Would Be ‘Stunned’ That ‘Twilight Zone’ Remains So Relevant At TheWrap
Both of Peele’s two features, 2017’s Oscar-winning Get Out and this year’s certified blockbuster Us, have featured African-American leads, Daniel Kaluuya and Lupita Nyong’o respectively. But I’ve seen that movie...
If there were an award for music supervisor of the year, Jordan Peele himself would already strongly be in the running. The filmmaker took on the role himself for his new horror-thriller, “Us,” although there’s no such credit in the end titles, since the writer-director-producer didn’t necessarily need to become any more of a multi-hyphenate […]
Talk about scary good. Universal's "Us," the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind Disney's "Captain Marvel" ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a […]