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Borys Kit

Senior Film Writer

Senior Film Writer Borys Kit breaks the latest scoops on movies, from acquisitions to castings to the dreaded and they-wish-he-wouldn’t-write-about reshoots (ahem, “additional photography”). He tackles big picture stories by going inside the dealmaking and goings on studio lots, gets nitty-gritty about out-of-control productions, and takes out the scalpel for post-mortems on movies when they underperform at the box office. His specialty is writing about the geek and comic book worlds, a path set for him when he ran away from home at the age of six when his parents wouldn’t let him watch a Spider-Man movie. (Don’t worry, he came back later when it started getting dark.) And he is the creator of THR’s award-winning blog, Heat Vision.

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J.K. Simmons Joins Nicholas Hoult in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Juror No. 2’

Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons has joined Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in Juror No. 2, the legal thriller Clint Eastwood is directing for Warner Bros. Shooting is currently underway in Atlanta. In addition to Hoult and Collette, Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Bibb, Chris Messina and Kiefer Sutherland are on the call sheet. Per […]

‘Stray Dogs’ Creators Unsheathe the Claws for ‘Feral’ (Exclusive)

The many lives of cats will be put to the test in Feral, a new horror comic book from Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner. The duo are the creators of the Stray Dogs, a surprise hit that took a cute and cuddly approach to subvert the serial killer genre, like a Lady and the Tramp […]

Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig, Justin Lin Team for Heist Thriller ‘Two for the Money’ (Exclusive)

Coming out on top of a multi-studio bidding war, Apple Original Films has landed Two for the Money, a heist thriller to star Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig, with Justin Lin set to direct. Dan Mazeau, who worked with Lin to co-write Fast X, is penning the script for the project, which is in development. […]

‘Rebel Moon’ to Take Over Netflix’s Homepage With Cinematic Billboard

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon is arriving a smidge earlier than expected. Netflix is eventizing the release of the filmmaker’s upcoming sci-fi fantasy epic, moving up the release date and having the movie make a splash on the streamer’s homepage?with a new special cinematic billboard. Rebel Moon: Part One – a Child of Fire will now […]

Paramount Picks Up Spec Comedy ‘Ok, Boomer’ from Former Studio Executives (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures has picked up Ok, Boomer, a spec script by Eben Davidson. Adam Goodman, the onetime president of Paramount, will produce via his Invisible Narratives banner along with Trevor Engelson of Underground. Davidson will also produce. Boomer serves as a full circle moment for Davidson and Goodman. Davidson was a longtime Paramount executive who […]

Horror Filmmaker Gary Dauberman Signs First-Look Deal with Screen Gems, Sony Pictures (Exclusive)

Screen Gems and Sony Pictures are betting big on horror and placing their chips on one of the genre’s big names. The divisions have signed Gary Dauberman — the multi-hyphenate who has been involved in some of the biggest horror franchises of the past decade, including It, Annabelle and The Nun — to a first-look […]

Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum Action-Comedy ‘Calamity Hustle’ Sparks Bidding War (Exclusive)

A bidding war is currently underway for an action comedy that teams Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum as wayward brothers. Legacy studio Warner Bros. and streaming goliaths Amazon and Netflix are in the midst of trying to acquire Calamity Hustle, a new feature project from Aaron and Adam Nee, the sibling team that found success […]

Zack Snyder Regains Rights to ‘Blood and Ashes,’ Script Originally Pitched as a ‘300’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Zack Snyder may have his hands full launching Rebel Moon, his sci-fi fantasy film that Netflix unveils Dec. 22, but that doesn’t mean the energetic filmmaker isn’t busy developing other projects. Enter Blood and Ashes. The film began life as a sequel to 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire, and was one of the […]

Scott Speedman Nabs Villain Role in Misha Green Thriller ‘Sunflower’ (Exclusive)

Scott Speedman is going bad. The actor, most recently seen co-starring on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, has joined the cast of Sunflower, the thriller that Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green is writing and directing for Lionsgate. Jurnee Smollett and Isabel May are already on the call sheet for the feature that will shoot in South Africa […]

Hayden Christensen Signs With Independent Artist Group (Exclusive)

Hayden Christensen, who has played Anakin Skywalker in various Star Wars movies and series, has signed with Independent Artist Group for representation. The actor famously nabbed the coveted part of the heroic-yet-tragic young man who would become Darth Vader in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and concluded his fall […]

Lionsgate Picks Up Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ with Francis Lawrence Attached to Direct (Exclusive)

The Long Walk has new spring in its step as Lionsgate is now behind a big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King book. Lionsgate has picked up the rights to the 1979 dystopian novel, with Francis Lawrence in final talks to direct. JT Mollner will pen the script. The move puts Lawrence back in business with […]

It’s a Scary Time for the ‘Scream’ Franchise

For characters in the Scream movies, it’s wise never to answer the phone — lest Ghostface be on the other end of the line. But after a tumultuous few months for the franchise, Scream studio Spyglass is likely hoping its calls will indeed go answered as it attempts to keep its next installment from getting […]