Courtney B. Vance, Mary-Louise Parker to Star in FX Pilot ‘Compliance’

Courtney B. Vance and Mary-Louise Parker have been cast in the lead roles of the FX pilot “Compliance,” Variety has learned. The series is described as a half-hour comedy centered around a private equity manager (Vance) and his government-appointed compliance monitor (Parker). Sarah Burgess will write and executive produce. Scott Rudin will executive produce alongside Garrett Basch and Eli Bush, with Sam Gold serving as director and producer. Scott Rudin Productions will produce in association with FX Productions. Rudin is currently under first-look deal at Fox Networks Group.

Warren Miller, Skiing Documentary Pioneer, Dies at 93

Warren Miller, the adventure filmmaker who was one of the first make skiing movies, died at the age of 93 at his home on Orcas Island, Wash., according to a statement issued late Wednesday on his official Facebook page. A self-taught filmmaker, Miller made over 500 films that focused on his passion for the outdoors, and snow sports in particular.

Charlie Kaufman Set to Direct ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ for Netflix

Kaufman will also pen the thriller, which is based on a novel by Iain Reid.
For his next feature, Charlie Kaufman is making the jump to Netflix.

The Being John Malkovich filmmaker, who hasn’t been in the director’s chair since 2015’s stop-motion drama Anomalisa, is set to write and direct an adaption of Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things for the streamer.

Helen Mirren to Play Catherine the Great on HBO, Sky Miniseries

Helen Mirren is set to play the eponymous lead role on HBO and Sky miniseries “Catherine the Great.” “Catherine the Great” is a four-part drama that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually-charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history, per the two networks’ shared description. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.

Tom Cruise Reveals ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Title in Instagram Debut

Tom Cruise has revealed that the sixth Mission: Impossible film will be titled Fallout.
In his first two posts on Instagram, the actor offered up the title, along with a stunt from the film in which Cruise is hanging off the side of a helicopter.

Drama Series From La La Land’s Damien Chazelle Lands at Apple

Apple has snapped up another Hollywood heavyweight, inking a deal with La La Land auteur Damien Chazelle for what its calling an “innovative drama” series, TVLine has learned. Oscar-winner Chazelle will write and direct every episode of the untitled hourlong project, which has received a straight-to-series order.

Lucy Hale May Go Blonde After Being Inspired by Selena Gomez: ‘I’d Try Anything’

From superlong strands to a chic cropped cut, Lucy Hale has been a hair chameleon since she first caught our attention on Pretty Little Liars. Now, the 28-year-old actress tells PEOPLE she’s gearing up for another change — and might be going blonde thanks to pal Selena Gomez.

James Franco Snubbed by Oscars in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Despite being an awards season frontrunner, James Franco failed to net a best actor Oscar nomination for The Disaster Artist, after winning a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his performance. Tuesday’s snub arrives after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.

Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations

Guillermo del Toro’s whimsical period romance about a custodial worker and fish-man hybrid who fall in love stacked 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, more than any other film this year. Those nods included Best Picture, Best Director for Del Toro, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, and Best Supporting actor and actress for Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, respectively. It also landed a healthy mix of below-the-line categories like Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Sound Mixing.

Infinity War Directors Share Their Thoughts on The Black Widow Movie

Marvel Studio is in full on script development mode for Scarlett Johansson’s long-awaited Black Widow movie! To catch up on all that news, click here. One thing is for sure, and that is that fans are excited about what is going to come of this. Now the directors of Avengers: Infinity War have commented on the news, and if you’re curious about what they are thinking, Anthony Russo told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that it’s “crazy exciting”…