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Harry Potter Fans, Stop Reading! Fifty Shades Of Grey Author EL James Is Making More Money Than J.K. Rowling!
Well this is certainly an interesting plot twist IN REAL LIFE.
It seems that last year Harry Potter author, and everyone’s favorite, J.K. Rowling earned LESS money than 50 Shades of Grey writer EL James.
It seems that 50 Shades earned EL just over $ 56 million while Jo only collected …
As was woefully foretold a year ago, Grumpy Cat will become even more the Tommy Lee Jones of cats by beginning an acting career. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the visibly morose pet is set to star in her own Lifetime movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.
Unlike most Lifetime movies, she will not wear that frown because her once-perfect cat-husband is trying to kill her or anything. For the film, Lifetime’s original movies vice president Arturo Interian has crafted an uncharacteristically lighthearted tale reportedly based on a terrible idea his teenage daughters had. Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever will see Grumpy Cat as a pet store cat–neglected and unwanted by customers who don’t realize they could get a fucking book and a movie deal out of the animal–who can talk exclusively to a 12-year-old girl. For unknown reasons, Interian describes this concept as “a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard.” Cat and girl are going to violently defend the pet store from criminals, apparently.
Naturally, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties director Tim Hill will co-write the project, which it’s said will also feature cameos from other internet memes. So as a cat becomes a Lifetime Original Movie star, perhaps so too will Tay Zonday show up to debut a new Christmas standard with “Chocolate Snow.” Merry Christmas, everyone!
Here’s some shit news to dampen your holiday weekend: Edgar Wright has dropped out of Marvel’s Ant-Man. Though Wright has been connected to the project since 2006–two years before Iron Man even broke the seal on the whole Marvel Universe–today the director and studio jointly announced a parting of ways, officially due to “differences in their vision of the film.” Assumedly, that means Wright wanted to make the Edgar Wright film we’ve been anticipating for eight years, while Marvel no doubt wanted to maintain the status quo of having their universe’s loudest and most distinct voice be Samuel L. Jackson’s.
While the change definitely impacts how much we’re looking forward to an Ant-Man movie, it does not affect the film’s July 17, 2015 release date, and “a new director [less interesting than Edgar Wright] will be announced shortly.”
Kevin Smith has found yet another alternative to such increasingly promising offerings as Clerks III and his supposed retirement. Following his walrus-based horror film Tusk, Smith will reportedly then write and direct Anti-Claus with the largely cross-over cast of Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks. The film will once again take him into genre filmmaking beyond the genre of “Kevin Smith movie” to tell the story of the Krampus, Alpine folklore’s horrific, malevolent counterpart to old Saint Nick. He is their Madea Christmas, basically, and now he shall be ours. Hallelujer.
Like some guys buying a bunch of gas to store in trashcans and sell later at a higher price, FXX is making a sound investment plan by stockpiling content from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang. Variety reports that the network had made deals for two more ten-episode seasons of the cult comedy, guaranteeing that the bright salvation of Dayman will continue glowing into a twelfth season.
Beyond that, they’ve ordered a script from Charlie Day, wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Waitress), and their co-star Artemis Pebdani, with the latter two set to star if it goes to pilot. Glenn Howerton and Sunny writer Scott Marder also got a script order for something called Harder. And, finally, the original team of Rob McElhenney, Day, and Howerton (along with New Girl‘s Luvh Rakhe) are getting another sitcom that’s going straight to series. Tracy Morgan will star in that, and it already has a ten-episode commitment. Other details weren’t yet available, but assumedly the show will consist of entirely belligerent shouting.
The Wire and Treme creator David Simon is attached to give HBO the Martin Luther King, Jr. miniseries that we’ll all be insisting our friends need to watch. Deadline claims Simon will write at least the first episode as well as the series bible for the rest of it. Oprah is producing, having brought the book trilogy America: In The King Years to HBO back in 2010. The series will reportedly be “covering King and his relationships with Lyndon Johnson, John F and Robert Kennedy, as well as the freedom rides, the Birmingham and Selma campaigns, and the poor people’s march on Washington that he was organizing when he was killed in Memphis.” Finally, we can observe MLK Day the way the civil rights great would have wished: with the unsegregated binge-watching of every episode of this thing.
20th Century Fox has decided who gets to pick what happens in Choose Your Own Adventure, giving the highest honor of 2nd grade reading time to Rawson Marshall Thurber. THR reports that the We’re the Millers director has signed on to helm the adaptation of the beloved children’s series that taught so many of us to prize novelty over narrative.
Fox also selected some writers and, like the book series itself so often did, they went with the two guys who do pretty much all this crap. The film will reportedly be written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the Night at the Museum and Herbie Fully Loaded writers whose in-development scripts include Baywatch and the Naked Gun remake. In retrospect, we probably should have seen that Choose Your Own Adventure ending coming. They are the painfully-inevitable “you fall down a hole and die” of screenwriters.
Funny people doing voices for talking cartoon animals? Hey, that just might work, you guys. We’ll find out when Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures gives it a try for a project they have scheduled for February 2016. According to Deadline, there’s not yet a title, but Louis CK, Kevin Hart, and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet are attached as the lead voices.
As could be deduced, Stonestreet and CK will respectively play the fat dog and anxious-looking dog covered in sparse tufts of orange hair. The two are at first at odds as Stonestreet becomes the new pet in CK’s owners’ Manhattan apartment; after finding themselves homeless, they end up with a common enemy in Kevin Hart, abandoned bunny and leader of an anti-pet-owner revenge plot. The film also imagines that “after the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks.” Actually, most Manhattan dogs spend their days whimpering through the thin walls of a cramped apartment, lazily awaiting their next chance to piss on another dog’s piss on the sidewalk. But Louis CK has probably already made us think enough about those kinds of city realities.
Having taken on thugs of the schoolyard with Bully, Harven Weinstein is now ready to take on an even more intimidating foe: the well-armed gang known as the National Rifle Association. Speaking to Howard Stern yesterday, The Weinstein Company’s vastly more-outspoken half reportedly called the NRA “a disaster area,” saying, “they are going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
“I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it,” Weinstein continued, and it seems he has his own, undeniably-powerful weapon to fight back: Meryl Streep. Without going into details, he said he’s developing not a documentary but “a big movie like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” only now it would be Meryl Streep going to Washington. Time will tell if a film where Streep addresses congress can make a more convincing argument than the film where a guy in the audience gets shot to death for texting.
Nickelodeon is reportedly developing a new series to, early on, get kids used to their dismal futures plopping down on the couch and sleepily watching a crime procedural. According to Deadline, Scott Marshall is teaming with his holiday-based-romance-loving dad Garry to write and direct for Nick what would essentially be a multi-camera sitcom take on Law & Order, but with children 10 to 12 years old. The show is said to center around a boy cop, his district attorney brother, a girl judge “both have a crush on,” a corrupt mayor, and a well-connected malt shoppe owner. In other words, it’s fluff compared to the tough legal realities of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Court.