Tag Archives: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Principal photography has begun on “BEN-HUR” starring Jack Huston (“AMERICAN HUSTLE”) as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman (“THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “BEN-HUR” starring Jack Huston (“AMERICAN HUSTLE”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“HOMELAND”) as[...]

James Bond franchise eyes Sony, but is Nov. 2012 date possible?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: James Bond’s headquarters may return to Sony Pictures, after all. Sources close to the negotiations say that MGM is close to finalizing a deal with Sony to distribute the next 007 thriller, which would star Daniel Craig in the lethal lead role and be directed by[...]

Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit” button up behind-the-scenes deals with studios

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A financial deal has been put into place that provides the investment MGM needed to put behind Peter Jackson’s planned adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” As part of the deal, Warner Bros. receives international theatrical rights to distribute the pictures when they come out in[...]

Woman collapses during “127 Hours” Los Angeles premiere

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Here’s an original story. Yet another person passed out during a screening of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” this time during the film’s anticipated Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday night. (Be sure to check out our video interview with Boyle and leading man James Franco here.) According[...]

“Hobbit” close to greenlight, according to report

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Despite recent reports that labor unrest could delay an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” even further, it now looks like the production will get a greenlight. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer “appear to be close” to finalizing a deal with Peter Jackson to[...]

Spyglass Entertainment close to a deal to run MGM

Hollywoodnews.com: Could beleaguered MGM have finally found the financial support it needs? Spyglass Entertainment might be close to finalizing a deal to run MGM, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The deal would be put in place once MGM restructures up to $4 billion of its debt.[...]

MGM cuts development of new James Bond film

HollywoodNews.com: MGM has been having some financial difficulties and now it has cost them a film. Production on the new James Bond film was delayed indefinitely back in April and now it seems as if the film will never see the light of day. The development on the entire movie[...]

MGM to transform L.A. rooftop into drive-in theater for “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”

HollywoodNews.com: Pack up the car and come join us in celebrating the American tradition of the drive-in theater. To kick off MGM HD’s upcoming “MGM HD Drive-In” summer series, the HD channel is taking over a downtown Los Angeles rooftop and transforming it into a classic movie drive-in on Wednesday,[...]

James Bond sequel halted as MGM woes continue

BY SEAN O’CONNELL James Bond has been put on ice as the producers of the long-running spy franchise figure out the next steps in light of the financial issues plaguing MGM Studios. “Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of[...]

Universal shuffles marketing department, promotes Michael Moses

Universal marketing team takes shape under Eddie Egan. Michael Moses promoted to Co-President, Maria Pekurovskaya named Executive Vice President and Head of Creative Advertising, Jackson George joins Universal as Senior Vice President of Creative Advertising. Universal Pictures President of Marketing Eddie Egan today announced some key promotions and an addition[...]