Ron Howard To Direct Controversial Trump’s America Memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Ron Howard will direct and produce the film adaptation of J.D. Vance’s bestselling debut book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.  The film rights to the book were acquired by Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. (IW)

BAFTA TV Awards 2017: Full List Of Nominations

The Crown leads the pack, with Happy Valley and Fleabag close behind.  (GUAR)

Noah Baumbach’s Latest, ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’, Headed To Netflix

Netflix has acquired the global rights to The Meyerowitz Stories and plans to release the film in select theaters and on Netflix later this year. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. (COLL)

Upfronts 2017 In Face Of Potential WGA Strike: Parties Could Be Scaled Back, Ad Buying Delayed, Presentations Tweaked

With a threat of a writers strike that could start as early as May 2 if the current WGA-AMPTP negotiations do not result in a deal, the upfronts are not going to be quite business as usual this year. (DH)

‘The Haunting Of Hill House’ Netflix Series In The Works

The Haunting of Hill House is being adapted to a series for Netflix, with a ten episode order. The series is being lead by Mike Flanagan. (SR)

Amazon Orders Indian World War II Series

Based on historical figure Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, the original will be helmed by Bollywood director Kabir Khan and will add to the streamer’s extensive upcoming local offerings. (THR)

‘Nashville’ Renewed For Season 6 At CMT

Nashville will be back for a sixth season on CMT. Season 6 of the country-music drama will consist of 16 episodes, premiering in early 2018.  (TVL)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Atomic Blonde’

In the new Atomic Blonde trailer, Charlize Theron plays Lorraine Broughton, a British spy who is tasked, alongside station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), with rescuing a valuable dossier out of Berlin in order to halt the assassination of her fellow agents. (VUL)

The Rules, They Always Be Changin’ — Academy Shakes Up Two Major Categories

AMPAS announced two major rules adjustments to a pair of fairly important categories; the elimination of multipart documentaries from the Feature Doc competition and opening up of nomination voting for Best Animated Feature to the entire membership, rather than just the animation branch. (TB)

SSN Insider Staff

SSN Insiders are industry insiders and analysts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>