Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - News Poster

News

Paramount Sets Danielle Kupchak As Evp Global Creative Content & Len Iannelli As Svp Special Projects & Events

  • Deadline
Paramount Pictures has made a couple of marketing exec hires, setting 20th Century Fox veterans Danielle Kupchak as Evp Global Creative Content and Len Iannelli as Svp Special Projects & Events.

The pair joins the team led by Marc Weinstock, President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, and Mary Daily, Co-President, Worldwide Marketing & Distribution.

“With her breadth of experience in both film and television, Danielle brings a unique perspective on strategic content creation and storytelling for all platforms,” the senior execs said in a statement. “Len is widely respected in the industry for enacting events and experiences that engage our audiences and talent alike. We know both will help drive impactful campaigns for our theatrical film slate and beyond.”

Kupchak will oversee the creative content for Paramount’s theatrical marketing campaigns, reporting to Peter Giannascoli, Co-President of Domestic Marketing. She was Svp Global Creative Content in Theatrical Marketing at Fox, overseeing its campaigns
See full article at Deadline »

Mike Myers to produce and star in new comedy series for Netflix

Wayne’s World and Austin Powers star Mike Myers is set for a return to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that he is set to executive produce and star in a new comedy series for Netflix.

While details are scarce, it has been announced that the project will be a half-hour limited series of six episodes, and will see Myers portraying multiple characters.

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” said Myers.

The comedian most recently appeared in last year’s hugely successful Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and also executive produces and hosts ABC’s The Gong Show.

The post Mike Myers to produce and star in new comedy series for Netflix appeared first on Flickering Myth.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Ex-20th Century Fox Execs Join Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures has hired Danielle Kupchak and Len Iannelli away from 20th Century Fox to join its theatrical marketing team.

Reporting to Peter Giannascoli, co-president of domestic marketing, Kupchak as executive vp global creative content will oversee the creative content for Paramount’s theatrical marketing campaigns. She was previously senior vp global creative content in theatrical marketing at Fox, having overseen the studio’s campaigns for Deadpool 2 and Bohemian Rhapsody, among others.

Iannelli becomes senior vp events and special projects at Paramount. Over 27 years at Fox, Iannelli oversaw the production of nearly 600 events, which included red carpet ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

Mike Myers To Headline Netflix Comedy Series

  • Deadline
Mike Myers To Headline Netflix Comedy Series
Mike Myers is set to star in and executive produce a new comedy series for Netflix. The internet network has ordered six episodes of the half-hour limited series, in which Myers will play multiple characters.

The Austin Powers and former Saturday Night Live star will executive produce with John Lyons and Jason Weinberg. Mackenzie Cyr and Justin Capraro-Gentuso are associate producers.

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” said Myers.

He also starred in the Shrek film franchises, and recently appeared in the Oscar-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody as Ray Foster. Myers also serves as executive producer and host of ABC’s The Gong Show revival, appearing as the character Tommy Maitland.

Variety was first to report.
See full article at Deadline »

Robert Downey Jr. Praises Friend Rami Malek's 'Hardworking' Immigrant Parents in Moving Essay

Robert Downey Jr. Praises Friend Rami Malek's 'Hardworking' Immigrant Parents in Moving Essay
Rami Malek’s inclusion in Time‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2019 list came with a special shout out from Robert Downey Jr.

The Avengers: Endgame star, 54 — who called himself “a fan and friend” — wrote an essay about Malek in the issue, praising the actor’s Egyptian immigrant parents for pushing him towards success.

“I contend that his mother Nelly, his father Said, his sister Yasmine and his brother Sami are the foundational pillars to his rise,” Downey Jr. wrote. “Mighta just been destiny … more likely it’s yet another testament to hardworking immigrants raising their kids right and pushing our culture toward the light.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Mike Myers to Star in and Executive Produce Netflix Comedy Series

  • The Wrap
Mike Myers to Star in and Executive Produce Netflix Comedy Series
Mike Myers will star in and executive produce a half-hour comedy series for Netflix.

The untitled series, which has received a six-episode order, will see Myers portraying multiple characters.

Myers, known for his days on “Saturday Night Live” and the “Austin Powers” and “Shrek” film franchises, most recently appeared in the Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He also executive produces and hosts ABC’s “The Gong Show” in character as Tommy Maitland.

Also Read: Netflix Adds Nearly 10 Million New Subscribers, Pushes Toward 150 Million Total Customers

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” Myers said in a statement.

Myers is no stranger to portraying multiple characters. In the “Austin Powers” film series, he played the title character, his nemesis Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard and Goldmember. On “SNL,” he played Wayne Campbell (which led to two “Wayne’s World” feature films), “Sprockets” host Dieter, and Linda Richman from “Coffee Talk.
See full article at The Wrap »

Mike Myers Sets Netflix Comedy Series (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Mike Myers Sets Netflix Comedy Series (Exclusive)
Mike Myers is set to star in and executive produce a new comedy series at Netflix, Variety has learned exclusively. The half-hour series, which has received a six-episode order, will feature Myers portraying multiple characters.

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” Myers said.

Myers first broke out as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” During his time on the long-running NBC sketch series, he originated popular characters like Wayne Campbell of “Wayne’s World,” “Sprockets” host Dieter, and Lothar of the Hill People. Myers went on to have a very successful film career, including starring in two “Wayne’s World” films alongside fellow “SNL” alum Dana Carvey. He also starred in the hit “Austin Powers” and “Shrek” film franchises, and recently appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Myers also serves as executive producer and host of ABC’s revival of “The Gong Show,
See full article at Variety »

Unplugged: Is the Guitar Solo Finished?

Unplugged: Is the Guitar Solo Finished?
About two minutes into “Outta My Head,” from the new album Free Spirit by pop-r&B star Khalid, a strange, foreign sound bubbles to the song’s shiny disco-pop surface. It’s a squiggly, pitchy thing that echoes the melody for about 15 seconds before receding into the background.

Could it be … yes, it’s a guitar solo!

The solo on Khalid’s album, played by John Mayer, is a way for the genre-hopping Khalid to show off his omni-directional vision. But in 2019, there’s no denying that the flashy guitar-breakout moment,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Will ‘Breakthrough’ Continue the Box Office Resurrection of Christian Films?

  • The Wrap
With “Unplanned” still performing well at the box office, the recent hot streak for Christian films could continue with Roxann Dawson’s “Breakthrough,” which is hitting theaters tomorrow ahead of Easter weekend

Breakthrough” tells the story of a married couple (Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas) who rely on their faith to pull through after their son falls through a frozen lake and ends up in a coma. The film is also a historic one for the film industry, as it will be the first film released by 20th Century Fox under ownership of Disney, which completed its acquisition of the 83-year-old studio last month. It will be one of the final films released through Fox 2000, which Disney is shutting down after it completes the release of its remaining films.

Also Read: 'Shazam!' Still Flies High at Box Office With $25 Million 2nd Weekend

Prior to the completion of last month’s merger with Disney,
See full article at The Wrap »

They Are the Champions: Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is an Unlikely $900 Million Smash

They Are the Champions: Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is an Unlikely $900 Million Smash
Bohemian Rhapsody” (20th Century Fox – its final blockbuster) has passed $900 million in total gross worldwide. That makes it the sixth-biggest 2018 release overall — placing it ahead of recent hits like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Batman v. Superman,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” The film’s final push came from its current modest play in China.

It also is #4 among 2018 releases in foreign sales. At $685 million, it stands behind only “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom,” and “Aquaman” in popularity. That remarkable placement makes it the most surprising success of last year. Let’s look at some of the unusual aspects of its reception.

Foreign Made It a Massive Hit

“Bohemian Rhapsody” certainly was a domestic success, with a $216 million gross that makes it the 10th biggest film of 2018. It’s also the lowest North American number among the very top international hits. As of now, “Rhapsody” scored 76% of its take overseas.
See full article at Indiewire »

They Are the Champions! Bohemian Rhapsody Surpasses $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office

They Are the Champions! Bohemian Rhapsody Surpasses $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office
Bohemian Rhapsody is soaring to new heights!

The musical biopic based on the career trajectory of Queen and frontman Freddie Mercury has surpassed the $1 billion mark with $1,088,018,915 at the worldwide box office as of April 14, according to IMDb Pro.

The Oscar-winning film starring Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton has also earned over $200 million in the U.S. box office. The film continues to play in China and has become a hit with Japanese audiences, earning $114 million, according to Variety.

Bohemian Rhapsody also resonated with Academy voters, helping the film score four Oscars out of its five nominations, including a Best Actor Oscar for Malek,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Will Hollywood Biopics Save Rock?

Will Hollywood Biopics Save Rock?
In its earliest days, rock got a boost from the movies, starting with 1955’s Blackboard Jungle. Now, in an era when guitar-based music has moved pretty far from the center of the culture, the movies just can’t quit the genre. In the wake of Bohemian Rhapsody, more and more rock-themed films are heading theaters and streaming services, from the Mötley Crüe story in The Dirt on Netflix to May 31st’s Elton John biopic to August 14th’s tale of a British-Pakistani Springsteen fan, Blinded by the Light. In
See full article at Rolling Stone »

‘Shazam!’ Rules International Box Office Again With $35 Million

  • Variety
‘Shazam!’ Rules International Box Office Again With $35 Million
Warner Bros.’ “Shazam!” dominated international box office charts again, generating $35.9 million from 79 overseas markets.

The superhero tentpole was the No. 1 movie globally for the second weekend in a row. It added another $25 million in North America, taking ticket sales past $258.8 million worldwide. Internationally, “Shazam!” has earned $163.9 million. It saw the best showing this weekend in China, where it pocketed $4.9 million. Other top territories for DC’s latest masked hero include the United Kingdom ($2.9 million), Mexico ($2.7 million), and Brazil ($2.6 million).

Disney’s “Dumbo” swooped in behind “Shazam!” with $22 million from 55 foreign markets. Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the classic cartoon has now crossed $266 million globally, with $177 million of that haul coming from international territories.

Elsewhere, Paramount’s remake of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” made $12.6 million from 56 markets, taking its international grosses to $35.7 million. The horror film bowed in France with $2.3 million, as well as Korea with $694,000 and Taiwan with $301,000.

Among new releases,
See full article at Variety »

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Hits $900 Million at Box Office 5 Months After Release

  • The Wrap
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Hits $900 Million at Box Office 5 Months After Release
It has been over five months since “Bohemian Rhapsody” was first released in theaters, but it is still hitting box office milestones, as it crossed $900 million worldwide on Sunday.

Though the Queen biopic finished its North American run weeks ago with a $216 million domestic total, it is still bringing in moviegoers in Asia. In Japan, the film has now earned $114 million, while Chinese audiences finally got to see the film when it hit theaters last month. While there aren’t as many Queen fans in China as there are in Japan and Korea, the market has added $13.9 million to push “BoRap”‘s overseas total to $685 million.

Also Read: The Streaming Wars Heat Up: Just How Big a Threat Is Disney+ to Netflix?

Bohemian Rhapsody” ranks sixth among all 2018 releases in global gross, besting hits like “Venom” and “Deadpool 2.” It is the highest grossing music biopic of all time, and
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks Past $900M At Worldwide Box Office

  • Deadline
Fox and New Regency’s four-time Oscar winner Bohemian Rhapsody rocked across the $900M mark globally this weekend. With $900.6M through Sunday, the highest-grossing music biopic in history is also Fox’s 4th biggest movie ever worldwide, behind Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. Talk about a landslide for this $52M-budgeted foot-stomper — and a supersonic high note for Fox’s closing chapter.

Burning through the sky since it debuted early in the UK last October, the Freddie Mercury story currently counts $685.2M from the international box office as it continues play in China ($13.9M to date) and a stunning $115M+ run in Japan.

The Rami Malek-starrer has been inching up on the $900M threshold for a few weeks now, a milestone that at one time would have seemed unthinkable. But as we’ve noted throughout the film’s box office career, the production’s behind-the-scenes drama
See full article at Deadline »

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Polishing the Bond 25 Script — at Daniel Craig’s Request

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Polishing the Bond 25 Script — at Daniel Craig’s Request
For the second time in as many years, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is bringing her skills to one of the biggest franchises in the world. After co-starring as a hilarious android in last year’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the “Fleabag” writer, creator, and star has been tapped to help enliven the script for the as-yet untitled Bond 25. Not only that, but she’s doing so at the specific request of 007 himself, Daniel Craig.

Said film — which follows 2015’s “Spectre,” thought by many to be Craig’s final go-around as Bond, James Bond — is officially being written by Scott Z. Burns, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade, with the latter two having written several prior installments in the long-standing spy series. Danny Boyle was originally hired to direct, but was replaced last year by Cary Joji Fukunaga after the “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting” helmer left due to creative differences.

As for
See full article at Indiewire »

Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Surpasses $900 Million Worldwide

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Surpasses $900 Million Worldwide
Bohemian Rhapsody” isn’t done rocking just yet. Fox and New Regency’s Queen musical has officially surpassed $900 million in ticket sales across the globe, continuing its mighty run as the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.

As of Sunday, the Oscar-winning movie has generated $685 million internationally, along with an impressive $216 million at the domestic box office. Though it has been out of North American cinemas for weeks, the film is still playing in theaters in China and becoming a huge hit among Japanese audiences, where it grossed $114 million. It also resonated in South Korea, earning $76 million, and the United Kingdom with $71 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody” uses the legendary catalog of Queen music to chronicle the life of Freddie Mercury and the band’s rise to glory. Fox spent a modest $50 million to produce the movie, making its surprise success all the sweeter.

It wasn’t just moviegoers who rallied behind “Bohemian Rhapsody.
See full article at Variety »

Box Office: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks Past $900M Globally

Box Office: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks Past $900M Globally
Bohemian Rhapsody is the champion that keeps on giving five months after first hitting theaters.

The Queen biopic cleared the $900 million mark at the worldwide box office over the April 12-14 weekend to become the No. 4 title of all time for 20th Century Fox, not adjusted for inflation.

Fox made Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as the late Freddie Mercury, with New Regency and producer Graham King.

Through Sunday, the award-winning film has earned $216.2 million in North America and $685.2 million overseas, where a late run in China ($13.9 million) pushed its worldwide total past $900 million....
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

10 Iconic Singers Who Need A Biopic Like Freddy Mercury In Bohemian Rhapsody

Last year, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody blew the doors off of movie theaters everywhere, delivering a pulse-pounding, fist-pumping ode to one of the greatest rock bands of all time and its frontman. After winning a slew of awards, including a few Oscars, it’s natural for many fans to ask whether or not their favorite bands and singers deserve such an honor.

While biopics on famous musicians isn’t anything new, Bohemian Rhapsody took the genre to new heights, infusing Mercury’s story with blockbuster production values and a healthy dose of fan service. Here are 10 singers who need such biopics to share the spotlight with their gold and platinum albums.

Related: The Worst Movies of 2018, According to Rotten Tomatoes
See full article at Screen Rant »

Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

  • Variety
Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes
Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired.

The film, written by Lee Hall, covers John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. John broke out in 1972 with the album “Honky Chateau” and scored a blockbuster with the 1973 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which topped the charts for two months in the U.S. and U.K.

Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films produced, along with John and his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish. Adam Bohling and David Reid also produce.

Paramount has a domestic release date of May 31.
See full article at Variety »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed