All Summers End
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to Tye Sheridan’s coming-of-age film “All Summers End” (previously titled “Grass Stains”) for a June 1st release. Kyle Wilamowski helms the film about a teenage boy who falls in love while grappling with his guilty conscience over a prank that’s gone awry. Kaitlyn Dever, Pablo Schreiber, Austin Abrams, Annabeth Gish, Ryan Lee, Paula Malcomson and Bill Sage co-star. [Source: Variety]
Famed Warner Bros. Pictures marketing president Sue Kroll has announced the launch of her production company Kroll & Co. Entertainment which will be run through the major Hollywood studio lot in Burbank. Kroll is working on several films at this time including the Ridley Scott-produced sci-fi action thriller “Nemesis,” an untitled comedy with Sandra Bullock, and the Mark Wahlberg-led “The Six Billion Dollar Man”. [Source: Screen]
Tiffany Haddish (“Girl’s Trip”) is set to executive produce “Unsubscribed,” a comedy series in development at HBO which is described as an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.
Xosha Roquemore and Danielle Henderson are writing and executive producing the series which will be the first under her first-look deal with HBO. [Source: Variety]
Why We Hate
Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney are teaming to executive produce the six-part television documentary event series “Why We Hate” which is slated for a 2019 premiere on Discovery Channel. Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (“When the Levees Broke”) will helm.
Drawing on research in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and history, the series traces the evolutionary basis of hate and uses stories from both past and present to reveal the nature of the primal and universal emotion. Along the way, the series reveals contemporary links to ancient behavior and uses science as a basis for explaining the nature of hatred and the human mind. [Source: Deadline]
Showtime have released a new trailer for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led limited series “Patrick Melrose” based on the novels of Edward St. Aubyn. Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Madeley, Allison Williams and Blythe Danner co-star.
Each hour of the new series will focus on one of the Patrick Melrose novels, following his character over half a decade through key moments in his life, and examining his journey from an abusive childhood through substance abuse and eventually recovery.