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Oprah, Lionsgate and Hannah-Jones Team on 1619 Project Adaptations

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times have chosen Lionsgate to be the home for a wide-ranging partnership to develop Hannah-Jones’ landmark issue of The New York Times Magazine, The 1619 Project, and hit New York Times podcast, 1619, into an expansive portfolio of feature films, television series and other content for …

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Zachary Levi to Play Kurt Warner in American Underdog

Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate announced today that Zachary Levi will star as two-time NFL MVP and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. The film will be distributed wide by Lionsgate and is expected to begin production later this year. American Underdog will be Levi’s next project, teaming him …

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Jim Gaffigan and Joel Courtney to Star in Jesus Revolution

Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate announced today that Jim Gaffigan and Joel Courtney will star in the lead roles of Jesus Revolution (buy at the book at Amazon), a film inspired by the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of teenaged hippies in Southern …

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David F. Sandberg to Direct Horror Film The Culling

Lionsgate has acquired Stephen Herman’s horror spec script The Culling with David F. Sandberg (Shazam!) attached to direct. In The Culling, a troubled priest confines himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a …

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Ben Stiller to Direct Oscar Isaac in Lionsgate’s London

Lionsgate has acquired the rights to adapt London, an upcoming motion picture to be directed by DGA Award winner Ben Stiller and written by five-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter Eric Roth. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac is set to produce and star, it was announced today by Erin Westerman, president of Production for the Lionsgate. …

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Cate Blanchett Officially Boards Borderlands

Lionsgate has confirmed the previous rumor that two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has closed a deal to star in director Eli Roth’s adaptation of Borderlands. Nathan Kahane, President of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, and Erin Westerman, President of Motion Picture Production for the studio made the announcement today. The project reunites Blanchett with …

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Take Back Your Life in the New Antebellum Trailer

Lionsgate has brought online the new Antebellum trailer, which previews the thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films Get Out and Us. You can watch the new Antebellum trailer using the player below and we’ve also included the previously-released trailers. Antebellum, coming to theaters on August 21, 2020, stars Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson II, …

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Halle Berry Joins Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall

Academy Award winner Halle Berry has closed a deal to star in the female lead role for director/screenwriter/producer Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall. Lionsgate acquired North American rights to the sci-fi epic late last year. In Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision …

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Force of Nature Trailer with Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth and Mel Gibson

Lionsgate has revealed the trailer for Force of Nature, the new heist thriller coming to Digital (pre-order at Amazon), as well as Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD (pre-order at Amazon) on June 30. From an executive producer of the Escape Plan franchise comes the thriller starring Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth, and Academy Award and Golden …

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HBO Max Greenlights Santa Inc., Starring Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen

HBO Max today announced it has ordered the adult animated series Santa Inc., from Lionsgate and featuring voice performances by leads Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen. The eight-episode, half-hour series will be written by showrunner Alexandra Rushfield (Shrill) and will be produced by Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures as part of their multiplatform partnership with Lionsgate. …

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Cate Blanchett to Play Lilith in Borderlands Movie

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Cate Blanchett is in talks to play the role of Lilith in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Borderlands video game, according to Variety. It’s another win for Lionsgate, which has made some big announcements while Hollywood is shut down, such as landing the Hunger Games prequel rights and developing Now …

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New Release Dates for Lionsgate Movies Through 2022

Following this morning’s Antebellum release date announcement, more Lionsgate movies have received new dates all the way through 2022. Commenting on the announcement, Damon Wolf, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Global Distribution, said, “As audiences from around the world head back to theaters, most will return feeling that specialness that only the traditional theatrical …

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Lionsgate Acquires Rapture, Schedules Antebellum for August

Lionsgate today announced that the studio has slated the worldwide theatrical release of Antebellum, the first film from the writing/directing team of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, for August 21, 2020. In advance of that release, the studio has signed a deal for the duo’s next film, titled Rapture. The announcement was made today by …

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Now You See Me 3 in the Works at Lionsgate!

Just a week after their Hunger Games prequel announcement, Lionsgate has another big one! The studio has hired Eric Warren Singer, an Oscar nominee for his work on American Hustle, to write the heist thriller Now You See Me 3, based on a fresh take by Singer. The announcement was made today by Nathan Kahane, …

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Lionsgate to Adapt Hunger Games Prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Lionsgate today announced that the studio will adapt Suzanne Collins’s highly-anticipated novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (pre-order at Amazon), which takes place in The Hunger Games universe, into a major motion picture. The announcement was made today by Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. One of the most eagerly awaited …

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Lionsgate Renews Long-Term Partnership with Grindstone

Lionsgate has renewed its longstanding partnership with Grindstone Entertainment Group and entered new multiyear agreements with Grindstone President and CEO Barry Brooker and principal Stan Wertlieb, it was announced today by Lionsgate Worldwide Home Entertainment President Ron Schwartz. The new deal extends a successful 12-year relationship between Lionsgate and Grindstone driven by a string of …

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We Summon the Darkness Blu-ray and DVD Coming in June

Lionsgate will be bringing the dark-humored horror-thriller We Summon the Darkness to Blu-ray and DVD on June 9th. The film is currently available to buy and rent Digitally via Amazon. The 2019 Fantastic Fest fan favorite stars Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson, Maddie Hasson, Amy Forsyth, Logan Miller, Austin Swift, and Johnny Knoxville. The We Summon the …

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Jamie Lee Curtis to Host Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies

Lionsgate announced today that the studio will honor the communal experience of watching movies in movie theaters and support the people who make those places great with a special program that reminds everyone how much we love going to the cinema. The studio is presenting Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies, a program of …

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16 States, Salem’s Lot and Hellraiser Reboot Development Updates

Although Hollywood is mostly shut down at the moment, deals are still happening and we’ve got updates on three genre projects that might interest you. We’ll kick things off with the thriller 16 States, the rights to which were won by Lionsgate. 16 States will be directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) from a script …

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Last Moment of Clarity Trailer with Samara Weaving & Brian Cox

Lionsgate has brought online the trailer for the thriller Last Moment of Clarity, which is arriving on Digital, On Demand and DVD on May 19. The film comes from an executive producer of Hereditary, The Catcher Was a Spy, and American Ultra. In this mystery film, Sam (Zach Avery) finds out his girlfriend — who he …

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