Dennis Rodman’s North Korean Adventure Inspired a Movie
That was fast. Basketball diplomat Dennis Rodman made a week’s worth of headlines in January with a trip to North Korea to play an exhibition for leader Kim Jong-un’s birthday. Now The Press Conference That Rocked the Internet One Fateful Tuesday has led to Diplomats, a comedy pitch purchased by 20th Century Fox and eyed for Ride Along director Tim Story. The Hollywood Reporter says the movie is “described as a two-hander that takes its cues from the antics of [Rodman].” Hey, maybe they should call up Dwayne Adway, who played Rodman in 1998 for ABC’s TV movie Bad As I Wanna Be.
NBC’s Heroes will get a 13-episode miniseries reboot from original series creator Tim Kring in 2015. Because what there isn’t enough of these days is superheroes.
The Americans is coming back on Wednesday (!!), so go check out the writers’ 1980s inspiration wall.
Justin Timberlake to a fan at a show: “Why are you flipping me off? You got second row to flip me the bird? That makes no fucking sense.” [via]
12 Years a Slave — the book and the movie — will be distributed to public high schools for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Netflix is going to pay Comcast for broadband access, which might mean smoother streaming.
Your Oscar presenters include Daniel Day-Lewis, Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, Zac Efron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Watson, and all these other people.
With its teaser, Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley had our curiosity; with the new trailer, the show’s got our attention.
Fresh off Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, Amanda Seyfried will play the female lead in Ted 2. Mila Kunis’s part is most likely being scaled back to “a tiny role.”
Bradley Cooper is the most enthusiastic actor about movies with American in the title.
Kiss will skip its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance because the members can’t agree on a lineup. It’s “an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.”
And after 25 years, Moviefone will cease offering its telephone service. (The solid app, however, will live on.)
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