Elizabeth Banks Set To Star in a Film about a Wyoming Hotel Maid That Went on a Dream Date with Prince


Paramount Players has picked up the right to a story from the Daily Beast titled "When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen for a Day". Elizabeth is set to star in and produce the film, which tells the story of a Wyoming hotel maid that won a dream date with Prince in 1986. Here's the story of how that went down and what the story will focus on:

The studio staged Win A Date With Prince, an MTV contest in which the 10,000th caller won a date with the rock star. Actually, more than a date: the studio would stage a premiere of Prince’s film in the winner’s hometown, followed by a concert toplined by Prince and The Revolution. The winner was Lisa Barber, a young lady in Sheridan, Wyoming who cleaned hotels and was a big Motley Crue fan. The movie is inspired by an article about the Cinderella story date, but the movie will be about how the event changed the lives of two very different women – the Manhattan PR exec responsible for the event’s success and the shy, awkward contest winner from Wyoming, whose town becomes the unexpected nexus of all things Prince for one unforgettable night.

The report goes on to say that Prince will not be in the movie and clarifies he will not be played by an actor. It's explained that "his presence will hover through the film." The report adds:

The movie will focus on the herculean effort that went into organizing an event that brought the 5’3″ purple-clad rock icon to a small cowboy town and established his date as a reluctant media sensation. As the article implied “behind the scenes, coke-fueled chaos reigned.” This added to the complexity because though Prince died from an accidental overdose of the opiod Fentanyl at age 57 (he took the drug to dull the pain from the physical toll of executing his manic dance moves and jumps wearing his ever present high heeled boots) — Prince at the time was a teetotaler who actually fined his guitarist Wendy Melvoin for drinking a Bud at the bar with Joni Mitchell that night.

Banks will play the publicist in the story, Robyn Riggs, in the film and it's said that she "was no choir girl." This sounds like an interesting story to tell and I'll be looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Screenwriter Flora Greeson was hired to rewrite a first draft that originally written by producer Josh Stolberg. Here's some old video footage giving you a little more insight into the story.

Source: Deadline

Warner Bros Wants a Female Director For Their SUPERGIRL Film

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is being very vocal about wanting a female director for the recently announced Supergirl film.

No names have been mentioned as to who they are considering though. It appears that DC and WB are really hoping that their female characters will help pick up the slack at the box office as they currently have at least 4 female-led films in development and half of them are being directed by women with the other half not having directors.

This move, of course, makes sense as their most critically acclaimed film and their highest grossing film since attempting to start the Worlds of DC has both starred a woman and was directed by a woman.

Oren Uziel has already been hired to write the script for Supergirl, but no other names have been attached to the project. Who do you think should direct the movie?

HOLLOW KNIGHT’S Upcoming DLC Is Getting A Name Change

About a month ago, Team Cherry revealed the release date of the upcoming DLC for the hit game Hollow Knight, which is scheduled to release this August. However, the developer recently announced that a few changes would be made to the expansion, specifically a name change. 

The good news is that everything is still set for the August release of the DLC. However, due to a conflict with a “certain mobile game,” Team Cherry has now changed the name of the expansion from Gods & Glory to Godmaster

Changing a DLC’s name is more complicated than one might think. Team Cherry would have to re-code the title screen and basically re-brand the whole thing, but everything seems to be on schedule. The studio confirmed that everything we saw from the announcement trailer will still be present in the game, which is still free by the way. 

Hollow Knight is now available on the PC and Switch. A DLC for the game called Godmaster is scheduled to release on August 23. 


Here’s A Glimpse Of BATTLEFIELD 5’s Gamescom Trailer

A few hours ago, developer DICE has released a 15-second preview of the upcoming game Battlefield 5. The short trailer did not reveal anything significant about the game, because it is just a teaser, but the footage was full of explosions and tanks all over the place. The full trailer, which is labeled as Gamescom Trailer - Devastation of Rotterdam, will be launched tomorrow. 

Speculation on what the trailer will reveal has been circulating for a few days now. Some people are anticipating a preview of a possible multiplayer map, or even a new single-player campaign depicting the events of the Battle for Rotterdam. Whether these rumors are true or not, we will know for sure when the full trailer is released. 

DICE is still yet to reveal on the exact time the Gamescom trailer of Battlefield 5 will be unveiled tomorrow. The Gamescom event itself will take place on August 21st to 25th and will be held in Cologne, Germany. It is expected that DICE will reveal more info about the upcoming game at the event. 

Battlefield 5 is scheduled to release on October 19 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Quentin Tarantino Casts Mike Moh as Bruce Lee in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

We've got some cool new information regarding Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The legendary Bruce Lee will play a part in the story and according to The Wrap, he will be played by actor Mike Moh. Moh has released several videos online paying tribute to Bruce Lee over the years and he starred as Ryu in the Street Fighter web-series. 

There's no information on how big of a role Bruce Lee will play in the story, but it's great to know that he will in some way be involved with the story. You can see a Tweet from Moh below honoring Lee along with one of his videos. 

Tarantino's new film has been described as a Pulp Fiction-like film that centers on characters around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969. The Manson Family murders serve as a backdrop to the story, which follows the two lead characters Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who will be played by Robbie.

Damian Lewis will play Steve McQueen; Dakota Fanning is set as Squeaky Fromme, the Manson follower who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford; Nicholas Hammond will play director Sam Wanamaker; and Emile Hirsch is playing Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairstylist who was one of four victims in the Tate murders. Luke Perry will play Scotty Lancer, Clifton Collins Jr. will play Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, Keith Jefferson is Land Pirate Keith, and Al Pacino is playing Marvin Schwarz, who will be DiCaprio’s character’s agent in the story.

The movie also stars James Marsden, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, and Tim RothOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released on August 9th, 2019.

What do you think about Robbie's look in the film? To get your first look at Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, click here. To see Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, click here.

New SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Set Video Fuels Hydro-Man Speculation

Thanks to Tom Holland, we have a video from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home featuring a scene being shot where we see Peter Parker (Holland's stunt double) being blown away by a burst of water.

This video has fans speculating that one of the other villains that could show up in the film is Hydro-Man. I guess that could be a possibility, but there also could be a ton of other reasons as to why Peter Parker is being blasted with water. But... if it is Hydro-Man... cool! For those of you not familiar with Hydro-Man, he's a villain that has the power to manipulate water. 

Holland shared the the video as a way to promote a charity he's involved with called The Brothers Trust, which was started by his parents. Fans who donate to the cause will be entered for a chance to come hang out with Holland on the set of the film. 

All we know about the sequel so far is that Peter Parker will be on summer vacation with his friends in Europe and that he will be facing off with the villain Mysterio. You can read up on some additional rumored information regarding Far From Home here.

The movie stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Michael KeatonJake Gyllenhaal, J.B. Smoove, and Numan Acar.

Jon Watts is directing the film from a script written by Erik Sommers and Chris McKennaSpider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5, 2019.

Would you want to see Hydro-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man sequel?

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Joel Kinnaman and More Join Ronald D. Moore’s Upcoming Apple Sci-Fi Series

Ronald D. Moore has filled out the main cast of his upcoming Apple sci-fi series. Joel Kinnaman, who most recently starred in Netflix's Altered Carbon, is set to take on the lead role. The story is set on a world where the global space race never ended and Kinnaman will play a man named Edward Baldwin, who is one of the top NASA astronauts.

It's great to see Kinnaman land another big series role. He is also attached to star in the Amazon series adaptation of the film Hanna and is also known for his roles on the shows House of Cards and The Killing.

The series also cast Michael Dorman (Patriot) and Sarah Jones (Alcatraz) in the series and they have been cast as Gordo and Tracy Stevens, a prominent NASA couple.

There's no title for the series yet, but I've liked the work that Moore has done in the past so I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. It certainly has an interesting premise. 

Source: Variety

Ryan Reynolds Shares His Original Story Pitch For DEADPOOL 2 That No One Was Impressed With

Ryan Reynolds and the Deadpool creative team were on cloud nine after Deadpool ended up being a huge hit at the box office and it didn't take long for them to get to work on developing a sequel. The first thing that happens in that process, though, is to come up with an initial idea for the story and Reynolds pitched a really weird one that the studio was not impressed with. 

While talking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, The actor shared the pitch that he made and it involved a heist based around Deadpool stealing the big red chair from the TV show The Voice. As you might imagine, the idea was rejected! He says:

“At the time – my first pitch to the studio was not met very well. I pitched them for [Deadpool 2]… the whole story of the movie would be Deadpool trying to steal the big, red chair from The Voice. And they were like: ‘That’s just the dumbest thing ever.’”

That might have made a fun little gag in the film, but to set a whole story around that is kinda ridiculous. Think about it, the success of a billion-dollar film franchise could have rested on a sequel based on a joke about stealing a piece of furniture from a TV show! At the same time, it's Deadpool, so anything is possible! 

I mean, I can see why Deadpool would want the chair. I'm sure he could put it to good use. In the end, I liked the direction that they ended up talking the story. He went on to talk about that little Brad Pitt cameo in the film as The Vanisher, and explains that it was a hard sell:

"He doesn’t speak and he’s invisible. And [Fox] are like, ‘Why Brad Pitt?’ Oh, because you see him, you know, for a quarter of a second… then he unfortunately dies by electrocution."

I'm still surprised that they managed to get Brad Pitt to do that! That was so great! Anyway, what do you think about the initial pitch that Reynolds made for Deadpool 2?

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is The “Most Movie Marvel’s Ever Made” in New Honest Trailer

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel trying to get everyone into superheroes. It’s finally out on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K which means that fans will be re-watching the film several times to find all the little Easter eggs and references. The home release also means that Screen Junkies has finally given the film the Honest Trailer treatment. The film may have been great, but that doesn’t mean people won’t find things to laugh at. 

Michael Caine May Have Revealed The True Answer Behind INCEPTION’s Ending

If you're still wondering whether or not the scene at the end of Inception was reality or a dream, Michael Caine might have an answer for you. The actor revealed even he was confused when he first received the script for the film, and didn't know which parts of the film took place in reality and which ones took place in a dream. Caine recently revealed at a London screening for the film (via Syfy Wire) that Christopher Nolan helped him understand things more easily, and told him the scenes he was in were real:

"When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to him, 'I don't understand where the dream is. I said, 'When is it the dream and when is it reality?' He said, 'Well, when you're in the scene it's reality.' So, get that -- if I'm in it, it's reality. If I'm not in it, it's a dream."

Well, there's the answer, Inception has a happy ending. That said, Nolan has gone on record to say the ending of the film is meant to be intentionally ambiguous, so if you're someone who really doesn't want this film to have a happy ending, be sure to point that out when someone mentions this quote. 

That said, I've always been curious: were you a fan of Inception's ambiguous ending, or did you feel like you needed an answer for what happened?