— For reasons that remain unclear, Jessica Williams — who we’re still upset didn’t land the gig as The Daily Show host after Jon Stewart retired (even though she didn’t want the job) — has now been replaced on Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral limited series on Hulu by Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones). That’s not exactly a downgrade, but still upsetting. Meanwhile, Andie MacDowell has also been cast in the series, although not in her original role. She’ll play the Texan mother of a bride in one of the weddings.
— The red-band trailer for What Men Want is out, and I’m afraid it’s no better than the green-band trailer for What Men Want, which is to say it’s a whole lotta waste again for Taraji P. Henson, which is par for the course for her career in recent years (save for Hidden Figures).
— You were going to see Toy Story 4 anyway, but now that Keanu Reeves is in it, though details are scarce on what toy he will voice. It is, however, his first foray into voice work for a major animated film.
— The Sue Heck The Middle spin-off has been scrapped. Bummer.
— Sony-Marvel have called dibs on two release dates, one for July 10, 2020 and another for October 2, 2020. The first is likely for Morbius — another Spider-Man villain spin-off starring Jared Leto and directed by Safe House’s Daniel Espinosa. The second date is likely for Venom 2.
— David Chase is moving ahead with his feature-film prequel to The Sopranos, casting Alessandro Nivola as Richard “Dickey” Moltisanti, who was dead by the time The Sopranos rolled around. The film, called The Many Saints of Newark, tracked the origins of the DiMeo crime family in the 1960s. Lawrence Konner (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire), wrote the script, and TV director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) will handle directing duties.
— Finally, here’s Bill Maher doubling-down on his Stan Lee bullsh*t. Cram it in your cram-hole, Crammy.
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