Idris Elba will star in a new thriller series at Apple TV+ titled “Hijack.” The streaming service said in a press release Thursday that the 49-year-old Elba will star in and executive produce the series, which is written by Lupin creator George Kay and directed by Jim Field Smith. Kay and Smith will serve as executive producers with Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier.
Hijack follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven hour flight, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba will play Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.
Hijack is the first project to emerge from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and will consist of seven episodes.
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AMC announced Thursday it has green lit the Bob Odenkirk series ‘Straight Man,’ set to premiere in 2023. Odenkirk has wrapped filming on Better Call Saul, which will air its season finale this summer.
Odenkirk will play William Henry Devereaux Jr., chairman of the Railton College English department in Straight Man, which AMC describes as ‘a mid-life crisis tale.’ Odenkirk compared Straight Man to Better Call Saul, sharing in a statement: “I have loved the mix of comedy and drama in ‘Better Call Saul,’ and this is another story with a unique dynamic, and the kind of closely observed character writing and exploration that AMC has become the touchstone for.”
Straight Man will consist of eight one-hour episodes, airing on AMC and streaming on AMC+.
Bob Odenkirk to Stay on AMC Post-‘Saul’ With New Series ‘Straight Man’
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Green Day, Post Malone and SZA will headline the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2022. The festival, which takes place August 5-7 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, will also feature Weezer, Dominic Fike, Weezer, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Anitta, Jack Harlow, KennyHoopla, 100 gecs and more.
Three-Day general admission, VIP, payment plan and Golden Gate Club passes are on sale now exclusively through the Outside Lands website. You an also visit Ticketmaster for ticketing details.
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Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun will release their first film, Good Mourning, in May. Kelly (born Colson Baker), and Mod Sun (born Derek Smith) will star in and make their directorial debut with the new stoner comedy. Kelly shared a poster for the movie on Instagram with the caption: ““Good Mourning” in theaters soon!! drop a if you want us to drop the trailer…”. The film also features Megan Fox, Becky G, Whitney Cummings, Dove Cameron, GaTa, Zach Villa, Jenna Boyd, Boo Johnson and Pete Davidson.
Good Mourning follows London Ransom (Kelly), a movie star who is forced to choose between trying to save his relationship and landing a starring role in a new film. An official synopsis reads: “Compounded by chaotic roommates and wildly unpredictable twists and turns, London’s day keeps going downhill until ultimately, he is forced to choose between pursuing his one true love and landing a life-changing, starring role in a major motion picture.”
Good Mourning opens in theaters May 20 and will be released on VOD the same day.
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The 1980s-set comedy The Goldbergs has been renewed for its 10th season on ABC. The renewal arrives a month after star and exec producer Wendi McLendon-Covey signed a new deal to return with producers Sony Pictures Television.
Before McLendon-Covey’s new deal, the future of The Goldbergs was in jeopardy, despite being the longest-running live-action comedy currently airing on broadcast TV. The show had to write in the passing of George Segal (who played the beloved Pops) in Season 9, and is currently working around the departure of star Jeff Garlin, who played patriarch Murray Goldberg. Garlin exited in December following an HR investigation that stemmed from multiple complaints over his behavior on the set of the comedy.
The Goldbergs is a semi-autobiographical comedy based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, who served as showrunner until season seven. Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop have helmed the series since then and exec produce alongside Doug Robinson and series star Wendi McLendon-Covey. The cast also includes Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and Sam Lerner.
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Actor Ezra Miller, the star of the upcoming DC film ‘The Flash,’ was arrested Tuesday in Hawaii for the second time this year. The Hawaii Police Department said Miller was arrested for second-degree assault at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a private residence in the district of Puna, near the town of Pāhoa.
Police say that Miller became angry after being asked to leave a get-together and allegedly threw a chair that struck a 26-year-old female in the head. According to a press release, “during the course of their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.” The unnamed woman refused treatment for her injury, according to police. Miller has been released from jail pending further investigation.
Last month, Miller was arrested in Hilo, Hawaii and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a karaoke bar.
The Flash is currently slated for a summer 2023 release.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megan Thee Stallion and more are set to perform at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Latto, Burna Boy and Rauw Alejandro will also take the stage at the event.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and air at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC. The ceremony will also be available to view through Peacock.
The Weeknd leads all artists with 17 nominations including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top R&B Male Artist. Doja Cat has earned 14 nominations followed by Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Olivia Rodrigo with 13. Mary J. Blige will be this years recipient of the Icon Award, and will also perform at the ceremony.
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Twenty One Pilots Cinema Experience is coming to movie theaters worldwide on May 19th, with encore screenings in select locations on May 22nd. The film features an extended cut of the duo’s 2021 livestream performance celebrating the release of their latest album, Scaled And Icy, with audio and video remastered for the big screen. The exclusive cinema event will include more than 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
Scaled And Icy debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, and charted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, marking the biggest opening week for a rock album in 2021. In May 2021, Twenty One Pilots broadcast a one-time-only livestream concert enjoyed by fans from more than 200 countries.
Tickets are on sale now via TwentyOnePilots.film.
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Jason Momoa is set to star in Warner Bros. Studios’ upcoming live-action ‘Minecraft’ movie. Momoa is in final negotiations to star in the live-action film based on the massively popular video game.
Minecraft is a first-person survival game developed and published by Sweden’s Mojang Studios. The first installment in the franchise debuted in November 2011, with the latest, ‘Minecraft Dungeons,’ being released in May 2020. Minecraft allows players to mine materials and use blocks to create structures and virtual worlds. It is the best-selling video game of all time, with more than 238 million copies sold.
Warner Bros. has been developing a project based on the video game for years, at one point, Steve Carell was expected to star in Minecraft’s movie adaptation. Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the Minecraft film, from a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbell Palmer; and Jill Messick will receive a posthumous producing credit for developing the movie before her death in 2018.
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BTS teased their new album’s release date during the final show of their Las Vegas residency, sharing a video featuring scenes of BTS’s music videos through the years and ending with the members saying “WE ARE BULLETPROOF” — a reference to the group’s original name, Bulletproof Boy Scouts, and their debut album, ‘2 Cool 4 Skool.’ The as-yet-untitled album serves as the follow-up to ‘BE,’ which was released in November 2020.
The group’s label BigHit Music, later confirmed the release date in a message posted to the fan community Weverse: “Hello. This is Big Hit Music. BTS will be back with another new album on June 10, 2022. Details on the new album will be provided in a separate notice at a later date “We look forward to your love and support for BTS’s new album. Thank you.”
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