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Craig Brewer

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  • 'Skyfall,' 'Hobbit' Films Boost MGM Earnings, Revenues

    MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to "Skyfall," its two "Hobbit" films, "Vikings" and "Teen Wolf." The privately held studio announced earnings last year of $122 million, nearly double the $62...
  • Ice Cube Returning for New 'Barbershop' Movie

    MGM is in talks with Ice Cube to star in and produce a third "Barbershop" movie after a decade-long hiatus. The project will also be produced by Cube's producing partner Matt Alvarez, Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. The original 2002 film, directed by...
  • Paramount TV Builds Up Creative Roster With Craig Brewer Development Pact

    In another step to build up its television operation, Paramount has set a two-pilot development pact with "Hustle & Flow" filmmaker Craig Brewer. Deal calls for Brewer (pictured) to write, direct and exec produce two drama pilots for the studio, which...
  • Craig Brewer to Direct 'The Idolmaker' for MGM, Justin Timberlake (EXCLUSIVE)

    Craig Brewer is in talks to direct MGM's reboot of "The Idolmaker" with Justin Timberlake, Hawk Koch and Gene Kirkwood producing. The original film, released in 1980, starred Ray Sharkey as a mercenary music promoter who takes on two boys with the intent...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • Movie producer Stephanie Allain named director of L.A. Film Festival

     
    Stephanie Allain takes over for Rebecca Yeldham as new director of the Los Angeles Film Festival....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Craig ‘Hustle & Flow’ Brewer talks ‘Tarzan’

     
    The director of “Hustle & Flow,” Craig Brewer, has done his “rap movie,” (“Hustle & Flow”), his blues movie (“Black Snake Moan”) and, he figures, thanks to an adorable line-dancing scene in his remake of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Hough, Ariel in the new ‘Footloose,’ talks about the role

     
    “I don’t think this is a really a dance movie,” Julianne Hough, 23, says of the new “Footloose” that she stars in, opening next Friday. “I see it as a drama with dance in it. It’s more about the message, the moral...
  • Movie Projector: New 'Footloose' could dance circles around rivals

     
    Nearly three decades after the original “Footloose” became a cultural phenomenon, a remake of the ’80s dance flick may shimmy its way back to the top of the box office this weekend. The film is expected to open with close......
  • Movie Review: Footloose

     
    Toes are tapping, feet are shuffling and boots are bouncing in the opening to the new “Footloose.” Kids are dancing and frolicking, having a few beers to the title song of a 1984 movie, a tune by Kenny Loggins. Then tragedy strikes. And...
  • Reviews roundup — ‘Footloose’ endorsed, ‘Big Year’ not really, ‘The Thing,’ not even close

     
    It's a remake, as I said in my story on it, of a “beloved” but “bad” movie. Maybe that's why reviews have turned surprisingly positive for this picture, subbing the South for the Midwest, Dennis Quaid for John Lithgow and Kenny...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ray McKinnon relishes being the movies’ designated Southerner

     
    You can’t take a seat in a movie theater this fall without getting a load of that tall, gangly, drawling Georgian Ray McKinnon. He was the school teacher who lets the young hero get extra credit for taking care of an injured dolphin in “...