Weekend Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Lassos $100.5 Million Domestic Opening

With an estimated weekend domestic toll of $100.5 million and a possible global take over $200 million, Wonder Woman now owns the highest box office opening from a female director to date. (COLL)

Netflix Lands Misha Green Female Empowerment Action Spec ‘Mother’ In Heavy Bidding

Netflix outbid several suitors for Mother, an action thriller by Underground co-creator Misha Green, a hot spec sent to buyers on the eve of the historical opening of Wonder Woman. (DH)

Terry Gilliam Finally Wraps ‘Don Quixote’ Project After 17 Years

Some 17 years after he first started pre-production, Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped principal photography on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a project once so notoriously beleaguered and stuck in near-mythical “development hell” that a documentary was made about it.  (THR)

Ben Stiller’s Prison Escape Series Starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano Greenlit At Showtime

Showtime has given a formal order to Escape at Dannemora, the prison break project starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette. Paul Dano will also star. All eight episodes will be directed by Stiller who is also executive producer on the series. (VAR)

Leah Remini Will Return To ‘Kevin Can Wait’ As Erinn Hayes Exits

Erinn Hayes is out after one season of playing James’ wife on the successful show Kevin Can Wait. Leah Remini, James’ wife from his previous comedy hit, The King of Queens, is back in. (HP)

Rudolph, Crews, Short To Voice ‘The Willoughbys’

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have joined the voice cast of Bron Animation’s “The Willoughbys” based on Lois Lowry’s 2010 children’s book of the same name. (DAR)

‘UnREAL’ Season 3 Delayed Until 2018

Lifetime is now confirming what Constance Zimmer first revealed on Twitter late Sunday: the drama — which wrapped its second season in August 2016 — will not return with Season 3 until 2018. (TVL)

Focus Acquires Paolo Sorrentino’s Berlusconi Project ‘Loro’ For Italy

Focus Features has acquired Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming Loro for release in Italy where it will be distributed by Universal Pictures’ local outpost. (DH)

It’s tough to imagine that Gal Gadot can break out, because, quite simply, she is now tied forever to the role that is making her a star. For better or worse, she is Wonder Woman, and, even a title as evocative as that one has not, historically, been transferable to other roles. (TB)

 

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