Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ To UK’s Channel 4; Henry Winkler-Penned Kids Books In TV Deal; ‘Voice UK’: More
The Voice UK has lined up Ricky Wilson as the fourth coach to sit in a red chair for the upcoming third seaon. Lead singer of Britsh band Kaiser Chiefs, Wilson has worked with the BBC before, hosting Never Mind The Buzzcocks and T In The Park. As previously announced, Kylie Minogue is joining the competition series and Tom Jones and will.i.am are returning.
Sierra/Affinity has closed a series of deals on Nightcrawlers, the suspense thriller to star Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton. Dan Gilroy is directing from his own script about a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in LA. Among the 25 territories now signed are Australia (Madman), France (Selective Films), Germany (Telemunchen), Hong Kong (Pegasus), Italy (Notorious), India (Tanweer), Latin America (Sun), and Scandinavia (Mis Label)