‘Coming to America’ Sequel Lands Director and Writer

‘Coming to America’ Sequel Lands Director and Writer

The long-rumored “Coming to America” sequel is a step closer to happening: Deadline reports that Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Night Before”) will direct. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will be reworking a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original 1988 film. Eddie Murphy is expected to reprise his role of Prince Akeem, but, according to Deadline, “nothing’s been finalized.” No word on whether we can expect other original cast members, including Arsenio…

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Whoa: Did Oprah Winfrey Just Say She’s Running for President?

Whoa: Did Oprah Winfrey Just Say She’s Running for President?

A tweet by Oprah Winfrey is fueling speculation that she’s going to run for president in 2020. Responding to a New York Post column that she’d be the “best hope” for Democrats in the next election, Oprah tweeted “Thanks for your vote of confidence!” @jpodhoretz Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah | New York Post https://t.co/tvt82v8cMH — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017 Despite Winfrey’s many denials over the years…

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Reel TV: ‘The Nice Guys’ Inspires a Female-Led Series, Tom Hanks Gets an Animated Special and More

Reel TV: ‘The Nice Guys’ Inspires a Female-Led Series, Tom Hanks Gets an Animated Special and More

In addition to the fall TV season kicking off this week, news of future movie-related TV shows is in full force. All the latest: The Nice Girls? Joel Silver, who produced Shane Black’s under-seen 2016 comedy masterpiece The Nice Guys, is now turning the movie into a drama series for Fox. And there’s a twist, which is also a trend-following update: the show will be led by women, not guys. 30 Minutes or Less screenwriter…

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Lynda Carter Tells James Cameron to Stop ‘Thuggish Jabs’ at ‘Wonder Woman’

Lynda Carter Tells James Cameron to Stop ‘Thuggish Jabs’ at ‘Wonder Woman’

Lynda Carter just told James Cameron to stop sounding off against “Wonder Woman.” In a blistering Facebook post, the actress, who played the superhero on TV in the ’70s, asked for him to drop his “ill-advised thuggish jabs” about the hit movie. She also said, “perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women — we are more than the sum of our parts… This movie was spot on. Gal…

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Liked ‘The Nice Guys’? Say Hello to ‘The Nice Girls’ TV Show

Liked ‘The Nice Guys’? Say Hello to ‘The Nice Girls’ TV Show

We’re not getting a sequel to action comedy “The Nice Guys,” but we are getting a TV series. Except without Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. And not set in the ’70s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has greenlit a female-led reboot called “The Nice Girls.” Two as-yet-uncast women will play similar roles to the 2016 film, in which Gosling played a private eye and Crowe was a ruthless enforcer who became unlikely partners. The…

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Movie News: ‘Flight of the Navigator’ Remake Moves Ahead; Director’s Cut of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Heads to Theaters

Movie News: ‘Flight of the Navigator’ Remake Moves Ahead; Director’s Cut of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Heads to Theaters

Flight of the Navigator: It’s been a while since we heard about the Flight of the Navigator remake. Colin Trevorrow was attached five years ago under Disney’s wing but went on to direct Jurassic World, instead. Now it’s finally moving forward again with Lionsgate and The Jim Henson Company taking over, and they’ve hired a new writer, Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson. The original movie follows the time-traveling abduction of a young boy by a UFO…

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