Jennifer Lawrence Signs For Management With LBI Entertainment’s Rick Yorn


EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence has signed with management firm LBI Entertainment, where she will be repped by Rick Yorn. Yorn has been the longtime rep of Leonardo DiCaprio, meaning that two of the world’s most bankable stars are in the same place.
Lawrence, who is repped by CAA and lawyered by Hanson Jacobson’s Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren, is coming off the Francis Lawrence-directed action film Red Sparrow and the Darren Aronofsky-directed Mother!, and she has upcoming X…

Scarlett Johansson Leaves Manager Rick Yorn After 2 Decades


Scarlett Johansson has parted ways with Rick Yorn, the manager of more than 20 years who signed her at age 12, TheWrap has learned.

The “Avengers” star’s ties with Yorn have been strong over the years: She recorded an album with his singer-songwriter brother Pete Yorn in 2009 called “Break Up.” But an individual familiar with the situation said she is no longer working with Yorn or his company LBI Entertainment.

The circumstances surrounding the split are unknown. Johansson will continue to be represented by talent agency CAA. Neither Yorn nor a Johansson representative responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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The actress is currently in negotiations to join Taika Waititi’s high-concept film “Jojo Rabbit,” and is less than a month away from starring in the superhero crossover epic “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Yorn is from something of a Hollywood dynasty. In addition to Pete, his eldest brother Kevin is an entertainment lawyer. Rick represents other superstar clients like Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Reese Witherspoon.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Reteam on Teddy Roosevelt Biopic


Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are in negotiations to develop “Roosevelt,” a drama about Teddy Roosevelt at Paramount as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to headline with Martin Scorsese directing, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Scott Bloom will write “Roosevelt,” and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way shingle, along with Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco also producing. Appian set the film at Paramount through its first look deal with the studio.

Ted Roosevelt was a New York governor who became vice president and then the youngest U.S. president at the age of 42 after President William Mckinley was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.


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Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together numerous times before on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” “Shutter Island,” “The Departed” and most recently “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” DiCaprio and Scorsese are also mutually developing “The Devil In The White City” and “Killers of The Flower Moon,” both based on critically acclaimed books.

DiCaprio is repped by Rick Yorn at LBI and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren. Scorsese is repped by WME and LBI.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Heads to Netflix


Netflix is in negotiations to pick up the Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt,” TheWrap has learned.

“Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine is attached to helm the project, based on a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos.

The project is based on The New York Times bestselling autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by Motley Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss.

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The book chronicles the iconic 1980s band’s rise to fame in the hair metal and rock scene while experiencing drug overdoses and various run ins with the police.

Before negotiations with Netflix started, the project was situated at Focus Features since January 2015. Before that, it was at Paramount where directors like David Fincher and Larry Charles had interest in it.

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Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac serve as producers, while Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline, and Rick Yorn are executive-producing.

The band members are co-producers on the film, while Amanda Adelson is also a co-producer.

Reps for Netflix declined to comment.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Sam Phillips Biopic for Paramount


Paramount Pictures has acquired the book “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll” for an adaptation to star Leonardo DiCaprio, TheWrap has learned.

The film will be developed by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.

The book, written by Peter Guralnick (“Last Train to Memphis”), tells the story of Phillips and the music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, introducing a sound that had never been heard before.

DiCaprio and Davisson will produce along with Guralnick, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Steve Bing, Ian Montone, Rick Yorn.

The actor’s production company currently has four projects in development with the studio, including “The Devil in the White City,” based on the book by Erik Larson, “Sandcastle Empire,” a yet untitled film and a limited television series.

The Appian deal adds prestige to the Paramount lot — in the form of newly-minted Oscar winner DiCaprio — as Paramount continues to seek a minority shareholder to infuse the studio with cash.

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Appian Way has produced films like “The Revenant,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Ides of March,” “Public Enemies” and “The Aviator.”

The company is currently in post-production on Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night” (2017) and is in pre-production on “Robin Hood: Origins” (2017).

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