TV News Roundup: ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3 Trailer Revealed (Watch)

In today’s roundup, Starz teases the first look at Season 3 of “Ash vs Evil Dead,” as well as announces additional casting for its series “Sweetbitter.” FIRST LOOKS Starz released the first teaser trailer for Season 3 of the horror-comedy series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban … Read moreTV News Roundup: ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3 Trailer Revealed (Watch)

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Elizabeth Banks, Margot Robbie’s ‘Paper Bag Princess’ Lands at Universal

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights “The Paper Bag Princess” and sees the bestselling children’s book as a possible directing vehicle for Elizabeth Banks, Variety has learned. Katie Silberman (“Set It Up”) is attached to write the screenplay. Bidding on the project was heated, with Warner Bros. also circling the film, according to sources. The … Read moreElizabeth Banks, Margot Robbie’s ‘Paper Bag Princess’ Lands at Universal

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Mark Frost Offers ‘Dessert’ for ‘Twin Peaks’ Fans With Revealing ‘Final Dossier’ Novel

“Twin Peaks” incorporated a lot of strange characters, past and present. But one of the oddest may be… Donald Trump. No, you didn’t blink and miss him in Showtime’s recent revival of the ‘90s series. He pops up very briefly, unnamed, in co-creator Mark Frost’s new novel, “Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier,” which fills in … Read moreMark Frost Offers ‘Dessert’ for ‘Twin Peaks’ Fans With Revealing ‘Final Dossier’ Novel

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Universal Lands ‘Paper Bag Princess’ From Elizabeth Banks, Margot Robbie

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights “The Paper Bag Princess” and sees the bestselling children’s book as a possible directing vehicle for Elizabeth Banks, Variety has learned. Katie Silberman (“Set it Up”) is attached to write the screenplay. Bidding on the project was heated, with Warner Bros. also circling the film, according to sources. The … Read moreUniversal Lands ‘Paper Bag Princess’ From Elizabeth Banks, Margot Robbie

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Film Review: ‘Never Steady, Never Still’

The title may imply fevered motion, but it’s the serenity that gets you in “Never Steady, Never Still,” a stoically broken-hearted debut feature from Canadian writer-director Kathleen Hepburn that settles on viewers as quietly as overnight snow on a wintering field. Charting a year in the life of a family in rural British Columbia ruptured … Read moreFilm Review: ‘Never Steady, Never Still’

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Lawmakers Vote to Overturn New York’s 91-Year-Old Anti-Dancing ‘Cabaret’ Law

Overturning a 91-year-old rule that has long bedeviled nightclub owners in New York, city lawmakers have voted Tuesday to repeal the “cabaret law,” according to The Associated Press. The law prohibited dancing in bars and restaurants that did not possess a cabaret license. The repeal will go to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has … Read moreLawmakers Vote to Overturn New York’s 91-Year-Old Anti-Dancing ‘Cabaret’ Law

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Stagecraft Podcast: Jonathan Groff on ‘Mindhunter’ and Why He’s ‘the Snowden of Broadway’ (Listen)

David Fincher ordered Jonathan Groff to stop smiling. Repeatedly. Broadway favorite Groff (“Hamilton,” “Spring Awakening”) tells the behind-the-scenes tale in the latest episode of Stagecraft, Variety‘s theater podcast. Groff worked with the famously meticulous director on “Mindhunter,” the Netflix series in which he stars. “As an actor, I have these tics that I don’t even know … Read moreStagecraft Podcast: Jonathan Groff on ‘Mindhunter’ and Why He’s ‘the Snowden of Broadway’ (Listen)

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‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ to Spark a Lackluster Box Office

After the worst October in a decade, November is looking far brighter for the North American box office as Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and STXfilms’ “A Bad Moms Christmas” open. Tracking for the third Thor movie has remained impressive since numbers came out last week with the latest forecasts in the $100 million to $118 million … Read more‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ to Spark a Lackluster Box Office

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