‘The Witcher’ Writer Declan De Barra Boards ‘Corballymore House’ from

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“The Witcher” writer Declan De Barra is teaming up with new outfit Sleeper Films for television drama “Corballymore House.” Inspired by De Barra’s own family history, the series is set in a remote Manor House before the First World War. De Barra will act as showrunner on the series, which is being.co-produced by Ben Grass…

NBCUniversal Rebrands Global Production Business as Universal International Studios

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NBCUniversal has rebranded its international production business to better align with Universal Studio Group and sister studios UCP, Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Under the rebrand, NBCUniversal International Studios will now be known as Universal International Studios. Variety understands that the change is purely cosmetic and little else is changing structurally on the international…

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Scares Up Bumper Business at U

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Sony’s comedy sequel “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” debuted atop the U.K. and Ireland box office, collecting £4.3 million ($5.7 million), according to numbers released by Comscore. Disney release ‘Eternals,’ the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe dropped to second position in its third weekend and collected £1.2 million for a total of £12.8 million. James Bond…

Hulu Brings Back Black Friday Deal: 99 Cents per Month

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Hulu is back with another aggressive Black Friday promotion, as the Disney-controlled service aims to boost its base amid the fiercely competitive streaming wars. Hulu is letting new and eligible returning customers sign up for the ad-supported plan for just 99 cents per month for a year, currently available at this link. That’s an 86%…

Sylvester Stallone’s Paintings Are Getting a Retrospective in Germany –

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EXHIBIT Germany’s Osthaus Museum in Hagen is presenting a retrospective of American actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone’s decades-long oeuvre of paintings on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Stretching back more than half a century, the showcase features more than 50 paintings, including self-portraits and several works which will be shared publicly for the first…

Italy’s National Film Museum in Turin Expanding Horizons With VR,

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Two decades after its launch, Italy’s National Film Museum in Turin is pushing out into VR and looking to boost its role as a magnet for global movie lovers and a catalyst for the local film industry. The venerable cinematic shrine housed in the iconic Mole Antonelliana domed tower, which is the Northern city’s main…

‘Hawkeye’ Is Too Wrapped Up in the MCU to Find

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For more than a decade, Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, aka “Hawkeye,” has been the odd man out in the Avengers squad. Now, he’s getting his own television series that both eschews the straightforward superhero script and looks exactly like what you’d expect from the Marvel machine. Unlike most of his peers, Clint has zero superhero…

Beanie Feldstein, Regina Hall and Naomi Watts to Announce Film

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Beanie Feldstein, Regina Hall, and Naomi Watts will serve as the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards announcers, Variety has exclusively learned. The three acclaimed actors will announce the best of independent cinema on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 am PT on Film Independent’s YouTube channel. The three actors will announce the nominees in the categories…

Casey Affleck, Laurence Fishburne, Emily Beecham Headline Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Slingshot’

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Casey Affleck, Laurence Fishburne and Emily Beecham will star in the psychological sci-fi thriller “Slingshot” from Richard Saperstein’s Bluestone Entertainment. Mikael Håfström (“Outside the Wire,” “Escape Plan”) is attached to direct the movie, which turns on an astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan.…

Grammy Awards Nominations 2022: The Complete List (Live Updates)

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Nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards are being announced today in a virtual rollout on the Grammys’ site. Variety will list the nominations in all 80-some categories as they are announced between 9-10 a.m. PT. Refresh this page throughout the hour to get the latest updates, which will climax when the nominees for album,…