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  • 'No Good Deed' Easily Dominates 'Dolphin Tale 2' at Friday Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There's a new "guardian" of the box office. A newcomer, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson's "No Good Deed," has finally pushed "Guardians of the Galaxy" off its throne. The Sony thriller opened to $8.8 million Stateside on...
  • Samuel L. Jackson to Co-Star With Kevin Hart in 'Black Phantom'

    Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace Jamie Foxx in Screen Gems action-comedy "The Black Phantom." Variety first reported that Foxx was in talks to co-star with Kevin Hart in the pic, but sources say scheduling conflicts forced Foxx to part ways...
  • Universal's 'Straight Outta Compton' Casts its MC Ren and DJ Yella

    Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Universal Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic chronicling the rise of hip-hop group N.W.A. They join O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell who have been...
  • Sherri Shepherd Hops on 'Ride Along 2′ Following 'The View' Departure

    Following her departure from "The View," Sherri Shepherd has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' "Ride Along 2" opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Shepherd will next be seen in Chris Rock's "Top Five," set to be screened in the Special Presentations...
  • Benjamin Bratt Joins 'Ride Along 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Benjamin Bratt is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Tim Story will return to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are still vague, but Variety has been told that this installment will have...
  • Olivia Munn in Talks to Join Universal's 'Ride Along 2′

    Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal's "Ride Along 2." Dates are still being worked out so that Munn can do both the film and HBO's "Newsroom," which is about to begin production on its third season, but if a deal is made she...
  • Ken Jeong Joins 'Ride Along 2′

    Ken Jeong is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Olivia Munn and Benjamin Bratt are also onboard, with Tim Story directing. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps on the pic,...
  • Next 'Bourne' Film Pushed to July 2016

    Universal Pictures has pushed back the next untitled "Bourne" pic from Aug. 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. Jeremy Renner is set to return with Justin Lin directing. Frank Marshall once again produces, alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate...
  • Kevin Hart on Taking the Stigma Off Black Movies and Making 'Think Like a Man Too' Universal

    Kevin Hart continued a Hollywood hot streak with his third movie this year, premiering the sequel "Think Like a Man Too" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre. "We got every single actor that was in the first one to come back, but everybody came back...
  • Universal Announces Names for Inaugural Emerging Writers Fellowship

    Universal Pictures announced Wednesday the five writers who have been selected to participate in the studio's inaugural Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, which is aimed at identifying and cultivating emerging voices in storytelling and...
  • NBC Seeks TV Comedy Talent for New 'Playground'

    NBC aims to find fresh comedy voices through a talent-search initiative dubbed "Comedy Playground." The Peacock is inviting aspiring writers to submit short video pitches for original comedy projects to the website NBCComedyPlayground.com starting on May...