American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize
LONDON Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Music video veteran Samuel Bayer, perhaps best known for shooting Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," will direct a re-imagining of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," which this year marks its 25th anniversary.
Unlike other reboots of classic horror franchises, which synthesize plot lines from several films, this one, insiders said, will feature a strong element of the first picture, in which Krueger began haunting teenagers' dreams, attacking them violently in their subconscious in ways that resulted in their real-life deaths.
The project is set up at Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, the companies behind the remake of "Friday the 13th," which opens on Friday.
Bayer, whose other credits include Blind Melon's "No Rain," is also signed on to "Fiasco Heights," a thriller Platinum Dunes is producing for Universal.
(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)
NEW YORK "Good Girls Revolt" is set in 1969, just as the women's movement was taking off in the United States, but the creators of the new Amazon Studios TV show say it could not feel more current.
Former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Jim and Amber Marchese on Tuesday filed a defamation lawsuit against Virgin America Inc, after police pulled the couple off an April 20 flight and arrested Jim, who according to a flight attendant had attacked his wife.