Jack Black is joining Dwayne Johnson in Sony’s remake of Jumanji, Johnson announced on Instagram.
"In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy," wrote Johnson. Johnson also solidified Kevin Hart’s involvement, which was previously in question due to scheduling, saying that the "Jumanji Breakfast Club" is coming together.
The book told of a boy and a girl who find a jungle-adventure board game and bring it home. When they begin to play, it magically transforms their house into a wild jungle, unleashing a lion, monkeys, a volcano and whole mess of trouble.
“In the original movie there were three big roles,” Johnson previously wrote on Instagram on May 9. “In our new story there's now FIVE. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world.”
Johnson also said the new movie will have Williams’ film very much on its mind: “You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of 'Alan Parrish' will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud.”
23:45 - MOVIES: Godzilla 2 - Release Date Pushed 9 Months, Godzilla vs Kong Release Date Revealed
Warner Bros Pictures has moved its Godzilla sequel back by nine months to a presummer 2019 slot and dated the giant lizard’s battle against King Kong for 14 months later. Godzilla 2, director Gareth Edwards‘ follow-up to his 2014 film starring Bryan Cranston, has been pushed to March 22, 2019; it had been slated for the previous June 8. And the Godzilla vs Kong throwdown will open in the summer sweet spot of May 29, 2020.
Godzilla 2 had been slated for an epic battle against the next Transformers behemoth that weekend, but now it will face off against Paramount’s Amusement Park, starring Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Garner. They both arrive two weeks after Disney’s Captain Marvel. Godzilla vs Kong has that next-decade date to itself.
The studio also dated an Untitled WB Event Film for Christmas Day 2018 and moved its Untitled DC Film back by a month from June 19, 2020, to July 24. The earlier date would have the mystery superhero pic up against an Untitled Pixar film, but the new date is all on its own for now. In fact, it’s only the second movie slated for July 2020 at the moment.
23:45 - Longmire - Season 5 - Dylan Walsh to Recur in Netflix Series
Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh has booked a recurring role on Season 5 of Netflix’s Longmire.
He’ll play Shane Muldoon. Shane is Eddie Heffernan’s criminal boss, but you’d never suspect it from his demeanor and calm, assertive intelligence. Whether fly fishing or cracking down on loose elements of his criminal enterprise, there’s an ominous edge to Shane’s charming manners. The role reunites Walsh with Longmire EP Greer Shephard, with whom he worked during his long run as Dr. Sean McNamara on Nip/Tuck.
23:40 - Shooter - Tom Sizemore to Recur in USA Network Drama Series
Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) has signed on for a recurring role in Shooter, USA Network’s upcoming drama series from Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods.
The thriller, based on Stephen Hunter’s novel Point Of Impact and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, is written by John Hlavin and executive produced by Wahlberg. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger — the role played by Wahlberg in the movie — an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps, Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson also star.
Sizemore will play Senior CIA agent Hugh Meachum, who’s willing to do whatever necessary to advance his country’s standing in an increasingly competitive global economy.
23:40 - Atlanta - Chris Greene to Recur in FX Comedy Series
Chris Greene (The Birth of a Nation) has landed a role in FX comedy series Atlanta, created by and starring Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai. It revolves around two cousins — one of them played by actor, writer and musician Glover — on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene.
Greene will play Nathan Weilder, a correspondent on the Montague talk show. Greene can be seen in Nate Parker’s critically praised The Birth of a Nation. His TV work includes The Inspectors, Being Mary Jane, Satisfaction and Complications.
23:35 - Narcos - Season 2 - Florencia Lozano Cast as a Series Regular
Florencia Lozano (One Life To Live) has booked a series regular role opposite Wagner Moura and Pedro Pascal in Season 2 of Netflix drama series Narcos. Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, Narcos is the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict.
Lozano will play DEA agent Claudia Messina. Lozano appeared in feature Amok alongside Josh Hamilton and Juliet Rylance and will next be seen in Amy Makes Three. She’s repped by ATA Management and Paradigm Talent Agency.
00:20 - Santa Clarita Diet - Ricardo Chavira to Co-Star in Netflix Comedy Series
Desperate Housewives alum Ricardo Chavira, who has a high-profile recurring role on Scandal this season, is set to co-star opposite Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix’s upcoming single-camera comedy series from creator Victor Fresco. Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Tracy Katsky’s Kapital-based KatCo,, which is set for 2017 debut.
In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.
Chavira will play their neighbor, a law enforcement officer who loves his work.
00:15 - Dawn - Hulu Orders Prehistoric Drama Pilot
Hulu is ready to turn its lens on prehistoric times.
The streaming service has handed out a pilot order to Dawn, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project, from Without a Trace creator Hank Steinberg and Black Hawk Down's Ken Nolan, is described as an epic drama set in prehistoric times. It follows a tribe of Neanderthals as they struggle to survive and hold on to their own way of life after coming into contact with a family of Homo Sapiens. At the intersection of evolution and genocide, Dawn asks the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?
A co-production between MGM and Hulu, Steinberg and Nolan created the drama and will executive produce. Robert Stromberg (Maleficent, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland) will direct the pilot. Production is scheduled to begin Monday in Ireland. The potential series will be made up of an international cast, with Fola Evans Akingbola, Temuera Morrison, Carl Shaaban and Matthew Hopkinson in final negotiations to star.
00:15 - Showtime Developing Pot Comedy from Captain America: Civil War Directors Joe & Anthony Russo
Joe and Anthony Russo – the directors of this weekend’s record-breaking boxoffice champ Captain America: Civil War — are making a return to television with a comedy series project in development at Showtime. The Russo brothers are set to direct and executive produce the untitled half-hour, written/executive produced by comedian Moshe Kasher (Zoolander 2) and writer/actor Zach Cregger (Miss March).
The project focuses on a larcenous family of pot dealers whose world is turned upside down when their illegal enterprise suddenly becomes legal in their home state. As the family struggles to adapt to the strange new world of legitimate business, they are forced to depend upon the business acumen of their son, whose straight and narrow leanings have always made him a “black sheep” in this clan of reprobates.
21:55 - American Gods - Sean Harris Exits; Mad Sweeney Role to Be Recast
There are changes in front of and behind the camera on American Gods, Starz’s upcoming straight-to-series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, which began shooting two weeks ago in Toronto.
One of the main roles, Mad Sweeney, will be recast after British actor Sean Harris had to pull out for personal reasons and return home. Additionally, original director of photography Brendan Glavin has been replaced with Jo Willems (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2, Limitless feature). I hear that two weeks in, the production was starting to fall behind schedule, and a move was made to try and right the ship early by making a DP change as the delay was attributed, at least in part, to the director, David Slade, and the DP, not being completely in synch. Slade has a long-standing relationship with Willems, whose first feature collaboration with Slade was the Sundance indie Hard Candy. The two also worked together on the film 30 Days of Night and the pilot for NBC series Awake.
As for Harris, I hear he only had worked the past week, filming a couple of scenes, which will be reshot once a new actor is cast.
“Sean Harris had to leave the American Gods production for personal reasons,” series producer FreemantleMedia Media North America said in a statement to Deadline. “He is a very talented actor and we are sad to see him go, but we wish him well. We are currently recasting the role of Mad Sweeney. Separately, we are thrilled to welcome Jo Willems as our DP. Jo and David Slade have had a long-standing creative partnership and have collaborated on various projects. The chemistry between a director and his DP are vital and when Jo became available to join David on American Gods, we jumped at the opportunity to have him on the team.”
02:30 - The Last Man on Earth - Episode 2.17 - Smart and Stupid - Promotional Photos
THREE BROS ARE A CROWD ON AN ALL-NEW “THE LAST MAN ON EARTH” SUNDAY, MAY 8, ON FOX
Jason Sudeikis Guest-Stars
Todd feels left out, as Tandy warms to having his big brother back on Earth. Meanwhile, Mike learns more about Erica than the group has ever uncovered about her in the all-new “Smart and Stupid” episode of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH airing Sunday, May 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LME-217) (TV-14; D, L) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
Cast: Will Forte as Phil Miller; Kristen Schaal as Carol Pilbasian; January Jones as Melissa Shart; Mel Rodriguez as Todd; Mary Steenburgen as Gail, Cleopatra Coleman as Erica
02:30 - MOVIES: Slender Man - Sony In Talks for Horror Movie
Sony Pictures is in negotiations to produce and distribute a “Slender Man” movie, based on the supernatural character who stalks, abducts and traumatizes people.
Exclusive worldwide rights to the intellectual property “Slender Man” have been acquired by Mythology Entertainment in partnership with Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment for all platforms including motion picture, television, video games, publishing and more.
Slender Man is a tall, thin figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face. The figure first appeared on the Internet in 2009 as a submission in a photoshop contest in which users were challenged to edit everyday photographs to appear paranormal.
A forum poster with the user name “Victor Surge” contributed two black and white images of groups of children and added a spectral figure wearing a black suit. He wrote under one of the photographs: “He is thought to be responsible for the haunting, stalking, and disappearance of countless children and teens.”
02:30 - Mom - Episode 3.21 - Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy - Promotional Photos
CHRISTY AND BONNIE DON’T KNOW WHO TO BELIEVE WHEN THEY HEAR CONFLICTING STORIES ABOUT VIOLET AND GREGORY’S BREAK-UP, ON “MOM,” THURSDAY, MAY 12
Linda Lavin Returns as Phyllis, Gregory’s Mother
“Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy” – Christy and Bonnie don’t know who to believe when they hear conflicting stories about Violet and Gregory’s break-up, on MOM, Thursday, May 12 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Linda Lavin returns as Phyllis, Gregory’s mother.
Anna Faris (Christy)
Allison Janney (Bonnie)
Sadie Calvano (Violet)
Mimi Kennedy (Marjorie)
Jaime Pressly (Jill)
Beth Hall (Wendy)
Linda Lavin (Phyllis)
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky & Warren Bell
TELEPLAY BY: Alissa Neubauer & Susan McMartin
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
02:30 - The Carmichael Show - Episode 2.11 - Maxine’s Dad - Promotional Photos & Press Release
05/15/2016 (09:01PM - 09:30PM) (Sunday) : When Maxine's (Amber Stevens West) wealthy father (Adam Arkin, guest star) comes to town for her graduation, Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) and the family find themselves in the middle of a fight over independence, forcing them to debate what a child owes their parents and whether or not their love can be bought. David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish also star. TV-PG D, L
02:30 - The Carmichael Show - Episode 2.10 - Man’s World - Promotional Photos & Press Release
05/08/2016 (09:01PM - 09:30PM) (Sunday) : When Maxine finds Jerrod's (Jerrod Carmichael) attitude about gender roles is more traditional than she'd thought she challenges those notions, sending the Carmichael men to prove their masculinity by fixing the roof while Maxine (Amber Stevens West) tries to prove to Cynthia (Loretta Devine) that a woman can change a tire without a man's help. David Alan Grier and Lil Rel Howery also star. TV-PG D