Paramount Partners With Gfycat For Immersive ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ 360Loop GIFs

Everyone loves a good GIF, but what about a GIF that gives a full, 360 degree immersive GIF? Gfycat has done just that by reinventing the standard 2D GIF with 360Loop. To launch their new venture, Gfycat has partnered with Paramount Pictures to launch …

Everyone loves a good GIF, but what about a GIF that gives a full, 360 degree immersive GIF? Gfycat has done just that by reinventing the standard 2D GIF with 360Loop. To launch their new venture, Gfycat has partnered with Paramount Pictures to launch an exclusive series of 360Loop GIFs for the forthcoming action pic Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Launching today, 360Loop is a media format that puts the viewer at the center of the content, with the action wrapping around…

Paramount Closes Deal for Leonard Bernstein Life Rights for Biopic Starring Bradley Cooper

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein’s estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, produce, and star in a biopic about the legendary composer. Josh Singer wrote the …

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein’s estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, produce, and star in a biopic about the legendary composer. Josh Singer wrote the script, and Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and […]

Evan Spiliotopoulos Tapped to Write ‘GI Joe’ for Paramount and AllSpark (Exclusive)

“Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has been tapped to write the third “GI Joe” film for Paramount and Allspark Pictures, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

The plot line of the third “GI Joe’ film in the franchise, based on the world’s most-famous toy, is anyone’s guess at this point. In the spring of 2016, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro set up a writers room for developing its cinematic universe for Hasbro properties, with Akiva Goldsman overseeing the screenwriters. Along with “GI  Joe” other featured brands include “Micronauts,” “Visionaries,” “M.A.S.K.” (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and “ROM.”

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” grossed more than $300 million worldwide back in 2009 on a reported production budget of $175 million, not including prints and advertising. The 2013 sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” starring The Rock as Road Block grossed $375.7 million on a budget of $155 million. Channing Tatum who played Duke in the first two films was killed off early in “Retaliation” after complaining to Howard Stern how much he hated the role.

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According to Variety, Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, plans to produce films based on this cross-property universe, with chairman, president and CEO Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis serving as producers, and Josh Feldman as co-executive producer. Hasbro will also deploy an unprecedented team of its top artists and designers to assist Goldsman and the writers to visualize this all-new cinematic universe.

The toy company recently hired Greg Mooradian as president of Allspark Pictures, with responsibility for live action film and television. Allspark Animation, the company’s label for animated film and television content, is led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

Hasbro Studios, its distribution arm which the company founded in 2009, distributes TV and digital content to more than 190 territories globally. The entertainment division reports to Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer, Stephen Davis.

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Earlier this week Spiliotopoulos has also been tapped to write the “Bright” sequel for Netflix. Spiliotopoulos is repped by WME, manager D.J. Talbot, Fourth Wall Management and attorney Sean Marks.

Paramount’s “GI Joe” will open on March 27, 2020.

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“Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has been tapped to write the third “GI Joe” film for Paramount and Allspark Pictures, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

The plot line of the third “GI Joe’ film in the franchise, based on the world’s most-famous toy, is anyone’s guess at this point. In the spring of 2016, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro set up a writers room for developing its cinematic universe for Hasbro properties, with Akiva Goldsman overseeing the screenwriters. Along with “GI  Joe” other featured brands include “Micronauts,” “Visionaries,” “M.A.S.K.” (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and “ROM.”

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” grossed more than $300 million worldwide back in 2009 on a reported production budget of $175 million, not including prints and advertising. The 2013 sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” starring The Rock as Road Block grossed $375.7 million on a budget of $155 million. Channing Tatum who played Duke in the first two films was killed off early in “Retaliation” after complaining to Howard Stern how much he hated the role.

According to Variety, Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, plans to produce films based on this cross-property universe, with chairman, president and CEO Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis serving as producers, and Josh Feldman as co-executive producer. Hasbro will also deploy an unprecedented team of its top artists and designers to assist Goldsman and the writers to visualize this all-new cinematic universe.

The toy company recently hired Greg Mooradian as president of Allspark Pictures, with responsibility for live action film and television. Allspark Animation, the company’s label for animated film and television content, is led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

Hasbro Studios, its distribution arm which the company founded in 2009, distributes TV and digital content to more than 190 territories globally. The entertainment division reports to Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer, Stephen Davis.

Earlier this week Spiliotopoulos has also been tapped to write the “Bright” sequel for Netflix. Spiliotopoulos is repped by WME, manager D.J. Talbot, Fourth Wall Management and attorney Sean Marks.

Paramount’s “GI Joe” will open on March 27, 2020.

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Bradley Cooper to Direct, Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic for Paramount, Amblin

Bradley Cooper will direct and star in “Leonard,” a biopic about composer Leonard Bernstein, which Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners will co-finance, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Cooper will also write the script with Josh Singer, who wrote “Spotlight,” “The Post” and “First Man,” most recently. Cooper will produce through his Joint Effort banner alongside Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

Bernstein was a composer and conductor, as well as the music director of the New York Philharmonic. He worked on music for the musical “West Side Story,” which later became an Academy Award-winning film.

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He also wrote music for the 1950 musical “Peter Pan,” the 1953 musical “Wonderful Town” as well as the operetta “Candide.” Bernstein died in 1990.

There is also another film based on the life story of Bernstein in development — “The American” will be directed by Cary Fukunaga and star Jake Gyllenhaal, and the film is currently being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Cooper most recently starred in “Avengers: Infinity War” as the voice of Rocket. He will next be seen in “A Star Is Born,” which he also directed, opposite Lady Gaga. He is also currently in pre-production for “Deeper” and “Atlantic Wall.”

Cooper is represented by CAA and Relevant.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Bradley Cooper will direct and star in “Leonard,” a biopic about composer Leonard Bernstein, which Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners will co-finance, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Cooper will also write the script with Josh Singer, who wrote “Spotlight,” “The Post” and “First Man,” most recently. Cooper will produce through his Joint Effort banner alongside Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

Bernstein was a composer and conductor, as well as the music director of the New York Philharmonic. He worked on music for the musical “West Side Story,” which later became an Academy Award-winning film.

He also wrote music for the 1950 musical “Peter Pan,” the 1953 musical “Wonderful Town” as well as the operetta “Candide.” Bernstein died in 1990.

There is also another film based on the life story of Bernstein in development — “The American” will be directed by Cary Fukunaga and star Jake Gyllenhaal, and the film is currently being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cooper most recently starred in “Avengers: Infinity War” as the voice of Rocket. He will next be seen in “A Star Is Born,” which he also directed, opposite Lady Gaga. He is also currently in pre-production for “Deeper” and “Atlantic Wall.”

Cooper is represented by CAA and Relevant.

Deadline first reported the news.

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High-Profile Eliot Ness Feature About Torso Murders Now Lifeless

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has abandoned the development of the Brian Michael Bendis/Marc Andreyko project Ness (previously titled Torso), which Paul Greengrass was attached to direct in what was to be a possible feature franchise property. Well, we…

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John Krasinski’s Disruptive Determination To Turn ‘A Quiet Place’ Into 2018’s Horror Hit — Deadline Disruptors

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Brad Grey, Brian Graden Accused of Rape, Sexual Exploitation in $100 Million Lawsuit

A man who says he’s the great-grandson of Moe Howard, of the legendary “Three Stooges” vaudeville comedy team, filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the late Paramount chief Brad Grey of having raped him. In the suit, obtained by TheWrap, Rovier Carrington also accuses and Brian Graden, a former head of programming at MTV Networks, of sexual misconduct.

Carrington said in the legal filing that he was also tricked by Viacom into signing a non-disclosure agreement over his misconduct claims. He is demanding $100 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed in New York Supreme Court.

The lawsuit also contends that Graden stole his idea for a gay reality dating show after the two engaged in a two year relationship.

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Carrington said that he was also sexually assaulted by Brad Grey, the late CEO and chairman of Paramount Pictures.

According to Carrington, Grey invited him to a dinner. Grey then drove Carrington home and parked his car. It was then, according to the lawsuit, Grey “began kissing Carrington all over his face, neck and mouth.”

When Carrington rebuffed his advances, Grey became violent, the lawsuit said, as he slammed Carrington’s face into the window.

“The abruptness of Grey’s personality from dinner until that moment completely took [Carrington] off-guard and he did not know how to react,” states the complaint. “Grey indicated to Carrington, that if he did not have sex with him, he would destroy any chance [he] had of building a career in the entertainment industry.”

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Carrington claims that Grey then pulled his pants down and performed oral sex on him, and eventually anally raped him.

“Carrington as expected, was conflated; crying, scared and did not want to go through with having sex,” the complaint went on to say. “Grey demanded Carrington drink alcohol to make it easier, at which point he proceeded to pour the spirit down Carrington’s throat, ripped off his clothes, and proceeded to anally rape him, without a condom.”

Following the encounter, Carrington claims he was asked by Viacom’s human resource department to sign a non-disclosure agreement. To sweeten the deal, the documents say, he was promised an envelope filled with money. Carrington said that after he declined the offer, he was blacklisted by Viacom.

A rep for Viacom told TheWrap in a statement: “We take allegations of this sort seriously, and are reviewing the complaint.”

Grey, a former Hollywood talent manager was the head of Paramount from 2005 to 2017. He died of cancer shortly after leaving his job at age 59.

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Carrington said during that time he came into contact with Brian Graden through a gay dating site. Graden, best known for helping Matt Stone and Trey Parker develop the hit animated series “South Park,” was running MTV at the time and launching the Logo Network for Viacom.

“Graden indicated to Carrington that if he wished to move forward with his reality show, and come off Viacom’s banned list, that he would be required to have sex with Graden, Carrington agreed, as having sex with Graden was now his only option if he wanted to work in the entertainment industry,” the lawsuit states.

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Carrington is seeking $50 million in actual and compensatory damages and another $50 million in exemplary and punitive damages.

Reps for Graden did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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A man who says he’s the great-grandson of Moe Howard, of the legendary “Three Stooges” vaudeville comedy team, filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the late Paramount chief Brad Grey of having raped him. In the suit, obtained by TheWrap, Rovier Carrington also accuses and Brian Graden, a former head of programming at MTV Networks, of sexual misconduct.

Carrington said in the legal filing that he was also tricked by Viacom into signing a non-disclosure agreement over his misconduct claims. He is demanding $100 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed in New York Supreme Court.

The lawsuit also contends that Graden stole his idea for a gay reality dating show after the two engaged in a two year relationship.

Carrington said that he was also sexually assaulted by Brad Grey, the late CEO and chairman of Paramount Pictures.

According to Carrington, Grey invited him to a dinner. Grey then drove Carrington home and parked his car. It was then, according to the lawsuit, Grey “began kissing Carrington all over his face, neck and mouth.”

When Carrington rebuffed his advances, Grey became violent, the lawsuit said, as he slammed Carrington’s face into the window.

“The abruptness of Grey’s personality from dinner until that moment completely took [Carrington] off-guard and he did not know how to react,” states the complaint. “Grey indicated to Carrington, that if he did not have sex with him, he would destroy any chance [he] had of building a career in the entertainment industry.”

Carrington claims that Grey then pulled his pants down and performed oral sex on him, and eventually anally raped him.

“Carrington as expected, was conflated; crying, scared and did not want to go through with having sex,” the complaint went on to say. “Grey demanded Carrington drink alcohol to make it easier, at which point he proceeded to pour the spirit down Carrington’s throat, ripped off his clothes, and proceeded to anally rape him, without a condom.”

Following the encounter, Carrington claims he was asked by Viacom’s human resource department to sign a non-disclosure agreement. To sweeten the deal, the documents say, he was promised an envelope filled with money. Carrington said that after he declined the offer, he was blacklisted by Viacom.

A rep for Viacom told TheWrap in a statement: “We take allegations of this sort seriously, and are reviewing the complaint.”

Grey, a former Hollywood talent manager was the head of Paramount from 2005 to 2017. He died of cancer shortly after leaving his job at age 59.

Carrington said during that time he came into contact with Brian Graden through a gay dating site. Graden, best known for helping Matt Stone and Trey Parker develop the hit animated series “South Park,” was running MTV at the time and launching the Logo Network for Viacom.

“Graden indicated to Carrington that if he wished to move forward with his reality show, and come off Viacom’s banned list, that he would be required to have sex with Graden, Carrington agreed, as having sex with Graden was now his only option if he wanted to work in the entertainment industry,” the lawsuit states.

Carrington is seeking $50 million in actual and compensatory damages and another $50 million in exemplary and punitive damages.

Reps for Graden did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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