After ongoing negotiation, DreamWorks and Universal have signed their seven-year distribution deal, which effectively settles Paramount's divorce from Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider and lets the producing pair begin a new endeavor without sacrificing the capital to do it — or burning any industry bridges.
The two DreamWorks honchos recently stepped away from their Paramount relationship to partner with India's Reliance Big Entertainment, which will distribute the company's films on its home turf and has financed the new joint venture.
A few notable details of the deal seem to be win-win for all studios involved, and keep Paramount in the loop.
In last summer's blockbuster Iron Man, Terrence Howard promised he'd join Tony Stark in his adventures "next time," amplifying fanboy anticipation for the sequel. The sequel may be happening, but don't expect to see Howard taking flight.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Don Cheadle will be filling Howard's shoes as Jim Rhodes, Stark's best friend and future hero War Machine. Marvel is keeping mum, but sources say Howard's return was squashed by disagreements over money and other undisclosed reasons.
See how the role will change now that Cheadle's on board after the jump.
Seth Rogan will produce and take a supporting role in the film I'm With Cancer, from Mandate Pictures.
Rogen, who is best known for his roles in the hit movies Pineapple Express, Superbad and Knocked Up, will also produce Cancer with his writing-producing partner Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Cancer is based on an autobiographical comedy script by screenwriter Will Reiser – who worked as a producer on Da Ali G Show – and his struggle to ...
Steve Carell, who plays cringe-worthy boss Michael Scott on The Office, has inked a three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros.
The deal comes after Get Smart grossed $130 million domestically and $230 million worldwide for Warner Bros. Although the studio is ramping up a sequel for Carell, it will not be a part of the overall deal, reports Variety .
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JC Chasez sang about "Space Cowboys," and now he's ready to be one — a Kerosene one.
The former 'N Sync-er has signed on to Mario Van Peebles' upcoming flick Kerosene Cowboys, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Don't be fooled by name — the action-thriller revolves around the lives of elite Navy pilots, namely friends-turned-foes Shane West and Cam Gigandet. Chasez, who's guested on various shows, including Las Vegas and Ghost Whisperer, will play a pilot in the squad.
Rachael Leigh Cook has already been tapped in the requisite love interest role.
No release date has been set.
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