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06.18.24 | DEADLINE

NAOMI SCOTT // ‘SMILE 2’ TRAILER: NAOMI SCOTT’S POP STAR TERRORIZED BY SMILING FACES IN PARKER FINN’S PARAMOUNT SEQUEL

Paramount on Tuesday debuted the first trailer for Smile 2, Parker Finn’s follow-up to his surprise 2022 horror hit Smile, which follows a new set of characters within the same universe.
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06.17.24 | DEADLINE

DAMSON IDRIS // APPLE ORIGINAL FILMS’ FORMULA 1 BRAD PITT MOVIE LANDS SUMMER 2025 GLOBAL THEATRICAL RELEASE WITH WARNER BROS

An Apple Original Films title is heading to the big screen for the sixth time with the June 27, 2025, release of Joseph Kosinski‘s Formula 1 movie starring Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem. Warner Bros has won the rights to handle both domestic and overseas.
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06.17.24 | DEADLINE

JAYLEN BROWN // WINS FINALS MVP AND BOSTON CELTICS WIN RECORD 18TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

The Boston Celtics are the 2024 NBA Champions.

The storied club stomped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 tonight, giving Boston a so-called “gentlemen’s sweep” of the series, 4 games to 1.

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06.13.24 | DEADLINE

ALEXANDRE MORATTO // SIGNS WITH M88

EXCLUSIVE: M88 has signed filmmaker Alexandre Moratto for representation.

Moratto’s debut feature film Socrates, made with UNICEF on a budget of $20k with a cast and crew of teenagers from São Paulo’s low-income communities, earned him the ‘Someone to Watch’ Independent Spirit Award.

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06.13.24 | DEADLINE

MIKE GAUYO // BLACK BOY WRITES MEDIA AND COVERFLY TEAM FOR FOURTH ANNUAL BLACK BOY WRITES/BLACK GIRL WRITES MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Gauyo (InsecureGinny & Georgia, Send Help) and screenwriter talent-discovery platform Coverfly has partnered with the Black Boy Writes Media banner for the fourth year of the Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative. The initiative, which launched at the start of 2021, is dedicated to supplying industry access and resources to pre-WGA Black screenwriters.
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06.10.24 | DEADLINE

YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II // STAR AND EP MAN ON FIRE

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen ll (Wonder ManWatchmen) will star in and executive produce Netflix’s upcoming series Man on FireThe project was ordered by the streamer in March.
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06.05.24 | DEADLINE

TARAJI P. HENSON // TARAJI P. HENSON, SHERRI SHEPHERD, TEYANA TAYLOR, GLYNN TURMAN & MORE SET FOR TYLER PERRY NETFLIX PIC ‘STRAW’

Writer-director Tyler Perry has set the cast for Straw, his latest film for Netflix, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

Taraji P. Henson (The Color Purple) is set to star alongside Sherri Shepherd (Precious), Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One), Glynn Turman (Rustin), Sinbad (Atlanta), Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break), Mike Merrill (The Black Hamptons) and Ashley Versher (Beauty in Black).

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06.03.24 | DEADLINE

WINSTON DUKE // SIGNS WITH M88

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Winston Duke has signed with M88 for representation.

Most recently starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in David Leitch’s The Fall Guy, Duke rose to global stardom in Marvel’s critically acclaimed Black Panther franchise, seeing his character, M’Baku, be named King of Wakanda in sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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TARAJI P. HENSON // TARAJI P. HENSON TO HOST THE 2024 BET AWARDS

The Oscar-nominated actress will host the June 30 event, airing live from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, where Usher will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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05.23.24 | DEADLINE

LORENZA IZZO // LORENZA IZZO TO LEAD OPPOSITE DIEGO BONETA IN PRIME VIDEO COMIC BOOK SERIES ‘EL GATO’

EXCLUSIVE: Lorenza Izzo (Hacks) has landed the female lead role in Prime Video‘s El Gato (w/t) opposite Diego Boneta. The series, based on the comic book series El Gato Negro by Richard Dominguez, was ordered to series in February.
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05.18.24 | DEADLINE

JAYRO BUSTAMANTE // ADRIA ARJONA & EDGAR RAMIREZ SIGN FOR JAYRO BUSTAMANTE’S ‘EL SOMBRERON’ AS THE MATCH FACTORY LAUNCHES SALES IN CANNES

Adria Arjona and Edgar Ramirez have been announced to co-star in Jayro Bustamante’s dystopian thriller El Sombreron as The Match Factory launches worldwide sales on the project in Cannes, with CAA Media Finance representing North America.
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05.09.24 | DEADLINE

KELLY MARIE TRAN // KELLY MARIE TRAN, ANDIE JU & BRANDON SOO HOO TO STAR IN JING AI NG’S INDIE ‘FORGE’

EXCLUSIVEKelly Marie Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon), Andie Ju (Beef) and Brandon Soo Hoo (The Tiger’s Apprentice) have entered production in Miami this week on Forge, an indie marking the feature directorial debut of Malaysian-born filmmaker Jing Ai Ng.
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05.06.24 | DEADLINE

ARALOYIN OSHUNREMI // MOMO

EXCLUSIVE: The English-language adaptation of Momo, one of the best-loved fantasy books by The Neverending Story writer Michael Ende, has set a buzzy cast, with Alexa Goodall (A Gentleman In Moscow) taking the lead role of the young orphan girl Momo.
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04.29.24 | DEADLINE

BRANDON WILSON // NICKEL BOYS

EXCLUSIVE: More theatrical product for 2024 as Amazon MGM Studios‘ Orion Pictures has dated the feature take of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Nickel Boys for October 25. It’s a limited theatrical release on a date that also includes Sony’s Venom: The Last Dance and Cinedigm’s Terrifier 3.
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04.22.24 | DEADLINE

STEPHANIE SUGANAMI // SIGNS WITH M88

EXCLUSIVE: M88 has expanded its roster of multihyphenate talent with the signing of actor, environmental advocate and social entrepreneur Stephanie Suganami aka “Steph Shep.”

Since acquiring its sister firm UNCMMN in 2023, M88 continues to diversify its services for clients in traditional and new media.

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