Kevin Hart is in talks to star in Lionsgate and Hasbro's Monopoly live-action movie, which he will also produce through his HartBeat Productions label. Tim Story is in final negotiations to direct the film and also produce through his Story Company banner. HartBeat's John Cheng will also produce and oversee the pic with Carli Haney. Story Company […]
“The Upside,” the American remake of “The Intouchables” starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman, opened to $1.1 million in Thursday box office previews on 2,460 screens. The strong number for a January release puts it ahead of Thursday preview numbers for several other recent family comedies, including Mark Wahlberg’s recent “Instant Family,” which brought in $550,000 in an admittedly more crowded holiday release season. The film from director Neil Burger and released by STXfilms is projected to bring in $10 million this weekend from approximately 3,080 screens with the hope that strong word of mouth might make for a surprise hit in the early weeks of January, but it does hold just a 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. By comparison, the similar 2014 dramedy “St. Vincent” starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy opened to $7.7 million and went on to gross $44 million domestically. Also Read: 'The Upside' Director on 'Intense' Bryan Cranston Performance and Being 'Truthful' to Disabled Character “The Upside” is based on a true story and follows the unlikely friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic (Cranston) and an ex-con (Hart) who is hired as his caregiver. The film was originally meant to open in March 2018 but was delayed as part of The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy. It is now being distributed by STXfilms along with the TWC offshoot Lantern Entertainment. It currently has a 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. “The Upside” opens opposite holiday releases still holding over, including the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex” opening in wider release. Also releasing this weekend are Columbia Pictures’ family adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” and the Entertainment Studios sci-fi film “Replicas,” starring Keanu Reeves. “A Dog’s Way Home” earned $535,000 from Thursday night previews starting at 5 PM from 2,657. The film stars Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos in the story of a dog who goes on a 400-mile journey to reunite with its owner. Releasing on 3,090 screens, the film is projected for a $9-10 million opening against a reported $18 million budget. The film has a 71 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Also Read: Bryan Cranston Calls Playing Disabled Character in 'The Upside' a 'Case of Catch-22' “Replicas” stars Reeves as a synthetic biologist who loses his family in a car accident and rebels against both the government and scientific ethics with a desperate experiment to recreate them. The film is projected for a $4-7 million opening and has just an 11 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Read original story ‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million at Thursday Box Office At TheWrap
The Oscars are poised to embark on one of the most radical reinventions in the awards show’s long history. For the first time in nearly three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety. Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce […]
“I didn’t say these words to people,” he said by way of explanation. “This was our dumb asses on Twitter going back and forth with each other.”
As speculation continues about whether Kevin Hart will return as Oscars host, CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed Monday night that he spoke with Hart over the weekend in an off the record conversation. Lemon, who gave a passionate criticism of Hart's comments on "The Ellen Show" during his own show on Friday, said he spoke […]
EXCLUSIVE: Despite the efforts of former host Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart will not reemerge as host of the 91st Academy Awards, multiple sources are telling Deadline. While this situation is still fluid and he could possibly change his mind, this looks like his final answer, I'm told. The Academy will continue on its course toward an Oscarcast without a single host, and instead will enlist some of the biggest names in the games to present awards. Hart's appearance on Ellen…
CNN host Don Lemon speaks out against Kevin Hart's appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's show.
Kevin Hart insisted he would not host the Oscars in an exclusive interview with Variety just hours before the comedian seemed to reopen the door to emcee the telecast during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show "The Ellen Degeneres Show." "Would I ever do it? No, it’s done. It’s done," Hart said. "The moment […]
In a Friday rant, Schneider, 55, defended his peers, tweeting, "Comics are the ones who are supposed to say the horrible things we all think but don't."
Ellen DeGeneres moved up the air date for an “incredible and honest” interview with comedian and ex-Oscars host Kevin Hart, which airs Friday.
"Y’all don’t get to have that language no more without somebody on the other side challenging that."
Kevin Hart's list of supporters has grown in the wake of his Oscars hosting controversy. The King of Comedy himself, Jerry Seinfeld, thinks Hart will come out unscathed.
The Academy did not have any back-up plans and is reportedly "freaking out" as it rushes to find a replacement host for the 2019 ceremony.
Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. As of now, the situation remains fluid as the group’s leadership explores options, including going host-less, individuals familiar with the situation told Variety. The Academy was blindsided by Hart’s announced departure Thursday […]
'Weekend Update' anchor Michael Che addressed Hart's recent scandal that cost the comedian his Oscars hosting gig.
Kevin Hart will not be hosting the Oscars — and people have mixed feelings about that.