Thursday, November 7, 2019

Post Malone Delivers Big With "Hollywood's Bleeding"

Few artists attain the consistent success Post Malone has been able to sustain since his debut in 2015. He is on the radio, he's in blockbusters like “Spider-man,” and he blares through the speakers at every frat party in the U.S. Despite all this exposure, Malone’s songs rarely feel overplayed.

His newest musical effort, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is no exception to this success. The album, which came out Sept. 6, debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s charts, and so far has 5 songs that peaked in the top 5.

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Pharrell Williams & OutKast Land Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominations

Pharrell Williams, OutKast, and R.E.M. are among the artists vying for a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.

Pharrell has been nominated alongside his The Neptunes production partner Chad Hugo, with whom he has crafted hits for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, JAY-Z, and Britney Spears, while hip-hop legends OutKast will be hoping to make history as only the fourth rap act to be inducted into the prestigious institution after JAY-Z, Jermaine Dupri, and Missy Elliott.

Also up for the honour are rockers R.E.M., who disbanded in 2011. Former members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills are each listed for the recognition, alongside ex-bandmate Bill Berry, who officially stepped down from the line-up in 1997 following an onstage health scare, reports The Associated Press.

Ben Affleck To Star In Robert Rodriguez Thriller "Hypnotic" For Solstice Studios

Ben Affleck has been set to star in Robert Rodriguez’s action thriller Hypnotic, playing a detective who, while investigating a string of impossible high-end heists, becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program.

The big budget pic, which we understand is set at $60m-$80m, comes from Studio 8 and Solstice Studios and is the first project greenlit under a partnership between the two companies. Production is slated for April.

Rodriguez, Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov and his colleagues Guy Danella and John Graham will produce the film with Solstice, which will handle US distribution and launch international sales beginning at AFM.

“Working with Ben on his award-winning projects, including  Argo  and The Town, I have seen how his versatility and creativity has made him one of the most talented filmmakers both in front of and behind the camera,” said Robinov. “It’s very meaningful to be collaborating with Ben again on this uniquely riveting suspense thriller, and I know he and Robert will make a terrific film together.”

Andy Serkis Eyes Alfred Pennyworth Role In "The Batman"

Andy Serkis is in talks to play Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in Warner Bros.’ Matt Reeves reboot The Batman. It would rep a re-team for the actor and director after their work together in the latest Planet of the Apes franchise; Serkis having played Caesar the ape. Deadline exclusively reported that Colin Farrell is in discussions for the Penguin role.

Serkis and Farrell would join Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton also known as The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, a.k.a Catwoman.

Serkis as Pennyworth follows in the footsteps of Michael Gough, Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons who’ve played Alfred in Warner’s DC cinematic universe. “The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.