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Oh Goody, Sony Hires ‘Broad City’ Writers For “Female-Driven ’21 Jump Street’ Spinoff”

Everyone knows how great Broad City is. So let’s imagine you’re a big-deal Hollywood studio with the… Read More

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Sony Emails: Benedict Cumberbatch Wanted to Play David Bowie in Stalled Freddie Mercury Biopic

The Freddie Mercury biopic has been stuck in development hell for nearly a decade. Until yesterday, the most recent update Queen fans had to go on was the news that Sacha Baron Cohen had not signed on to write, produce, direct, and star in the film; manager Jim Beach had simply said so at the Artist and Manager Awards on March 26 as what Brian May called a “small joke.” Now that Wikileaks has made last year’s leaked Sony emails publicly available, however, there’s some new information on a certain hopeful costar — and Amy Pascal’s blind adoration for “Under Pressure.” … Read More

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Kendrick Lamar, James Bond, and Gastrointestinal Passcode Pills: Links You Need to See

The more that Gwyneth Paltrow keeps insisting that she does not live on Cloud 9 or Mount Olympus, the less the world believes her. Yesterday, she explained on CNN Money, “I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts with compassion and love…,” yet one day, Gwen or her progeny will own one of these flying cars, and I’ll still be trying to get health insurance. … Read More

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Can the Dark, Intriguing Superhero Drama ‘Powers’ Survive on PlayStation Plus?

As if there weren’t enough streaming sites — in addition to countless television channels — Sony PlayStation is now introducing original programming for members of its PlayStation Plus subscription service. Its first (and so far only announced) program is Powers, an adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming. The ten-episode series will be available exclusively on PlayStation Plus (though the pilot is available for free on YouTube), a platform that, as of January 2, 2015, boasted nearly 11 million users. With a subscriber base roughly one-fifth the size of Netflix’s, it’s hard not to worry that Powers won’t find a substantial audience — which would be unfortunate, because it’s certainly a series that deserves one. … Read More

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Sony Officially Announces the Novel Idea of a Male ‘Ghostbusters,’ Potentially Starring Channing Tatum

You probably heard about — and got thoroughly excited about — the all-female Ghostbusters starring an impeccable cast of comedians (Melissa McCarthy,… Read More

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Diablo Cody Writing Next Draft of Live Action Barbie Film

For a while now, Sony Pictures has been developing a film (with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation) based on everyone’s favorite… Read More

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Seth Rogen’s Smelly Weed Allegedly Making It Difficult for Amy Pascal to Move Into New Office

Scorned Sony co-chair Amy Pascal’s shift from complete Hollywood almightiness to on-site producer was bound to be covered in the… Read More

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