On The Verge

Man Indicted on Fraud and Identity Theft Charges for Using Desilu Name in Alleged Investment Scam

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have indicted a Redondo Beach man on fraud and identity theft charges, alleging he used the name of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s…

Lungyin Lim’s Giant Swordfish Thriller ‘Malice’ Boarded by Lonely Production (EXCLUSIVE)

In a deal which transforms a local project into an international production, Taiwan’s Tydal Productions has struck a co-production deal with the Czech Republic’s Lonely Production to make…

Box Office: Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Targets $30 Million Opening Weekend

Tom Cruise may have been dubbed “Hollywood’s Last Real Movie Star” by the New York Times, but Sony Pictures is betting big there’s at least one other leading…

A British Asian Family Is On the ‘Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ in Indie Comedy ‘The Effects of Lying’ (EXCLUSIVE)

British independent comedy feature “The Effects of Lying” has completed post-production and will be screened for distributors at BAFTA. Based on a script by James Hey (“Doctors”), and…

‘Nope’ Composer Michael Abels on Creating His Most Ambitious Score to Date for Jordan Peele’s UFO Drama

Director Jordan Peele launched Michael Abels’ film composing career five years ago with “Get Out.” Now, for Peele’s “Nope,” the two-time Emmy nominee has written his most ambitious…

Frontieres Market Welcomes ‘Films for Women by Women,’ Gets Tipsy on ‘Space Beers’

Frontières International Co-Production Market – back to an in-person event after four online editions – has unveiled this year’s projects, including 18 titles in its official selection, all…

J-Hope Talks Balancing Solo Career With BTS and How His Hip-Hop Album Reveals a ‘Darker Side of Me’

If we were going to borrow the terminology of one pop-culture juggernaut, “Star Wars,” for another, BTS, we might call this phase of the career of one of…

Berkley Brady Talks Adapting ‘Halfbreed,’ Debuts First Clip for Thriller ‘Dark Nature’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Calgary-based filmmaker Berkley Brady is working on an adaptation of Metis author Maria Campbell’s memoir “Halfbreed.” The book, published in the 1970s, recounts a life of difficulty, struggle…

‘The Ultimatum’ All-Queer Season 2 Wraps Filming (EXCLUSIVE)

The second season of Netflix’s “The Ultimatum,” featuring an all-queer, mostly female cast, is coming very soon. “We’ve already filmed Season 2. We’re in edit on Season 2…

Yoshizawa Ryo and Miyazaki Aoi Starring in Netflix Japanese Film ‘In Love and Deep Water’

Netflix will produce the new Japanese film “In Love and Deep Water,” a suspenseful romantic comedy written by acclaimed creator Sakamoto Yuji. The story is set on a…

Georgia Filming Subsidy Makes It Hard to Boycott Over Abortion

The entertainment studios made a lot of noise threatening to boycott Georgia in 2019, after the state passed a bill outlawing abortion after six weeks. But now that…

‘Woke’ Canceled at Hulu After Two Seasons

“Woke” has been canceled by Hulu, Variety has confirmed. The series aired its second season on the streaming platform in April. The comedy series had originally premiered on Hulu…