Will Ferrell is reportedly in talks to star in a biopic about an NFL legend.
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David O. Russell made his comeback last year with “Amsterdam,” his first movie since 2015’s “Joy.” But neither critics nor audiences took to the period ensemble film that much.
Maybe Russell will fare better in one of his two upcoming projects. First, there’s “Super Toys” with Sacha Baron Cohen and Keke Palmer.
And now Deadline reports that Russell also has, “Madden,” about NFL legend John Madden, in the works with Amazon/MGM, with Will Ferrell in talks to star. Continue reading ‘Madden’: Will Ferrell In Talks To Play The NFL Icon In David O.
Will Ferrell is reportedly in talks to star in a biopic about an NFL legend.
Deadline, the film – simply titled Madden – is in the works at Prime Video Sports and will be directed by David O. Russell.It will focus in the legendary coaching career of Madden, who co-created the huge video game series that bears his name for EA Sports in 1988.A synopsis from Cambron Clark’s script reads: “After being forced into retirement by the Oakland Raiders, fiery former NFL head coach John Madden teams up with a mild-mannered Harvard programmer to rewrite his fading legacy by building the world’s first football video game.”Elsewhere, Ferrell is set to play the Mattel CEO in the upcoming Barbie film.Set for release on July 21, the film is directed by Greta Gerwig and has been long-awaited by fans.
EXCLUSIVE: Four-time Emmy winner Will Ferrell (Spirited) is in early talks to star as the NFL’s John Madden in Madden, a new film to be directed for Amazon/MGM by five-time Oscar nominee David O. Russell (American Hustle), multiple sources tell Deadline.
The director behind Ray Stevenson’s final film has written a heartfelt farewell letter to the star, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Scroll down to read in full.
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It’s widely know that Henry VIII, the Tudor king, had a particularly grim batting average when it came to matrimony.
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Tina Turner seemed to have a certain fondness for rock star David Bowie – and reportedly even credited him for helping her career at one low point. On Wednesday, it was announced that the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” had died at the age of 83 in Switzerland, where she had been living for a number of years.The iconic performer was well-known for her hit-making songs like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” and she sold more than 100 million records worldwide throughout her career.However, despite her tremendous success as an artist, there was a time when Tina faced extraordinary personal hardship, as she suffered abuse at the hands of her onetime-husband, Ike Turner.After they divorced in 1976, she was dropped by her record label, Capitol Records, reported People – but she divulged that it was Bowie who actually helped her get back into the industry after taking some time off from recording music.
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Thania Garcia Brandi Carlile will be honored with the Songwriter Icon award by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) as part of the organization’s annual meeting at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on June 14. “Brandi Carlile is in a class of her own,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite in a statement. “A critical success who has become a cultural and commercial force, she consistently has delivered stunning lyrics and vocals that cut to the heart of the human experience. We are thrilled to celebrate what she has given and continues to give to the craft of songwriting.” The first-ever NMPA Non-Performing Songwriter Icon award will be presented to country hitmaker Ashley Gorley and RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier will be presented with the NMPA Industry Legacy award. Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl will deliver a keynote conversation on the “value of music and the ever-evolving opportunities for songwriters, artists, and creators” in the context of streaming and artificial intelligence.
Bruce Willis is surrounded by love. The 68-year-old actor's wife, Emma Heming Willis, took to Instagram to share a beautiful story about how the couple's 9-year-old daughter, Evelyn, is offering her support amid her dad's battle with frontotemporal dementia. «So I have to tell you this story, and I'm going to try and do it without crying,» Emma said in a series of videos on Monday. «Because when Evelyn told me this story, I was an absolute puddle.» Emma, who also shares 11-year-old daughter Mabel Willis with thestar, relayed that Evelyn had approached her to ask if she was aware that people with dementia «can become severely dehydrated.» When asked how she knew about that issue, Evelyn said that she had used her free time in school to research «fun facts about dementia.» «Now, that's not funny, but it's kind of funny,» Emma noted.
A natural athlete! Prince William got in a rigorous rowing exercise alongside members of the Royal Navy — all for an important cause.
Manchester United players have praised David de Gea after he was confirmed as the Premier League Golden Glove winner.
May December co-stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore were joined by producer Will Ferrell when they walked the red carpet at the movie’s premiere during the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 20) at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
The hosts of “The View” believe California Sen. Diane Feinstein should resign.The Democratic senator returned to Washington last week after a three-month absence due to complications from shingles. Feinstein, 89, suffered from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, or the spreading of the skin rash to her head and neck, as well as encephalitis, or brain swelling.Joy Behar related to the “brutal” experience of contracting shingles, “especially if you’re over the age of 50.”Friday’s “The View” discussed whether or not Feinstein should step down from her job with these health complications that could affect her performance.
Emiliano De Pablos Anonymous Content has partnered with Spain’s Morena Films, one of the country’s top production companies, to launch a joint venture aimed at developing and producing Spanish-language content for the global market. The alliance marks the fifth international joint venture for Anonymous Content as they continue to build partnerships with local producers and companies in key territories around the world. Anonymous Content’s president of international, David Davoli, and Morena Films CEO Pilar Benito will oversee the joint venture, whose managing director will be named in the coming weeks, the companies announced Friday in a statement.
Owen Gleiberman Chief Film Critic “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is a dutifully eager but ultimately rather joyless piece of nostalgic hokum. It’s the fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, and though it has its quota of “relentless” action, it rarely tries to match (let alone top) the ingeniously staged kinetic bravura of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” How could it? “Raiders,” whatever one thinks of it as a movie (I always found it a trace impersonal in its ’40s-action-serial-on-steroids excitement), is arguably the most influential blockbuster of the last 45 years, even more so than “Star Wars.” Back in 1977, George Lucas took us through the looking glass of what would become our all-fantasy-all-the-time movie culture. But it was Steven Spielberg, teaming up with Lucas in “Raiders,” who introduced the structural DNA of the one-thing-after-another, action-movie-as-endless-set-piece escapist machine. This means that “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” isn’t just coming after four previous “Indiana Jones” films. It’s coming after four decades of high-priced Hollywood action decadence, from the “Fast and Furious” series to the “Mission: Impossible” and “Terminator” and “Lara Croft” and “Transformers” and latter-day “Bond” films (not to mention the Marvel space operas), all of which owe a boundless debt to the aggro zap of the “Raiders” aesthetic.
EXCLUSIVE: Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Troy Kotsur (CODA) have been cast as leads in crime thriller In Cold Light which will mark the English-language debut of French-Canadian director Maxime Giroux (Felix And Meira).
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Timothée Chalamet is playing the world’s most famous chocolatier in Warner Bros.’ upcoming musical “Wonka,” but it wasn’t necessarily the Roald Dahl source material that sparked his interest in joining the project. The Oscar nominee told Vogue magazine that he was drawn to playing Willy Wonka for the simple reason of making a movie for a younger, more optimistic demographic of moviegoers. “To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy,” Chalamet said. “That’s why I was drawn to it. In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.”