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Joby Harold, whose writing credits include Awake, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead, has been hired as the new writer of the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. Get the details below.
Variety has the news, reporting that Harold is taking over as the show’s writer after the show was shut down earlier this year. Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini turned in scripts, sets were built, staff were hired, and star Ewan McGregor was back on board…but Lucasfilm decided to pull the plug and start from scratch, throwing out Amini’s scripts and beginning the search for a new writer to come in and take over. That search, which at one time reportedly included The Mandalorian veterans Dave Filoni and Christopher Yost as options, is now over, as the studio has hired Joby Harold to get things back on track.
Harold is an unexpected choice for this job, since he’s arguably better known as a producer than a writer at this point. He’s produced or executive produced Edge of Tomorrow, Robin Hood, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and the WGN America series Underground. On the writing side, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Awake, back in 2007, and a decade passed before his script for King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword was eventually produced. That film was supposed to launch a six-movie franchise, but didn’t perform well enough to even get a single sequel, let alone five. Army of the Dead is in post-production and he’s on board to write another Transformers project, but those are the only four writing credits listed.
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Corey Feldman has revealed that he and his wife have 24-hour armed security. Feldman revealed the news when he announced the long-awaited release date for his Truth documentary on social media. The documentary has been in the works for the last few years and the former 80s teen idol has seen constant roadblocks while trying to get this project put together. Traditional studios and streaming platforms don't want to have anything do with some of the claims Feldman is making in the movie.
As for the 24-hour armed security, this is something that Corey Feldman has talked about before. He claims he will be revealing some big names in Hollywood who are involved in an underground pedophile ring. This has led to alleged attacks against Feldman, with one happening in early 2018. Feldman was rushed to the hospital after he had been stabbed with a foreign object while at a stop light in his car. The actor says that the Hollywood 'wolfpack' were the ones responsible for the attack.
In addition to physical attacks against Corey Feldman, there have been threatening phone calls, emails, and messages on social media. He and his wife are living in fear, so hopefully the armed security, at the very least, gives them some peace of mind as they prepare to release My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys. Feldman's best friend and frequent co-star, Corey Haim, suffered sexual abuse while growing up in the entertainment industry and allegedly told Feldman to tell his story if he happened to die first, so he is honoring that promise. Feldman also suffered sexual abuse as a childhood actor in Hollywood, and it's his aim to make sure that it stops happening by raising awareness.My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will hold a special live world premiere event on March 9th, which is the eve of the tenth anniversary of Corey Haim's death. Corey Feldman says the premiere, along with the movie will stream live at 8pm on the West Coast, which means it won't air until 11pm on the East Coast, and even later for other parts of the world. Tickets for the event will be available on February 22nd, 2020 on Truthdoc.com. Tickets will be $15 -$20 per household and as Feldman says, this is a one-time only event.
There's a lot at stake here for Corey Feldman. He has been talking about exposing these names for years now, so there's a lot of attention on My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys at this time. There will not be any advanced screenings or early reviews, in an effort for viewers to make up their own minds when they watch the documentary live with Feldman and the rest of the world. Hopefully Feldman will not need this security any more once the movie is released. You can check out Corey Feldman's Twitter announcement below.
MY TRUTH: THE RAPE OF 2 COREY'S IS COMING MARCH 9TH 2020!! THIS BROADCAST IS 4 THOSE WHO CAN VOLUNTEER 2 HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD! I NEED MY #FELDFAM 2 FORM AN #ARMYOFLOVE SO @CourtneyAnne12 & I R HERE 2...
EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox TV is developing an adaptation of Michael Arceneaux's memoir I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce with Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels and Marc Velez.
Deadline understands that the project is set to hit the cable and streaming market as a half-hour series.
The book, which was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2018, is a collection of 17 autobiographical essays from Arceneaux. The deal comes as Arceneaux’s second book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, an essay collection which chronicles his struggles with private student loans and economic anxiety, is published today April 7 by Simon & Schuster.Simon & Schuster
Arceneaux will adapt and executive produce alongside Carmichael, and Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment. UTA brokered the deal on Arceneaux's behalf.
The book looks at life in today's America with Arceneaux learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite, leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned. He discusses coming out to his mother, growing up in Houston, Texas, being approached for the priesthood, his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants, and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.
Arceneaux is represented by UTA, Jermaine Johnson at 3Arts, attorney Loan Dang, and Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett. Carmichael is represented by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham. Daniels is represented by WME, Alex Kovacs at Untitled Entertainment, and attorney Matthew Levy at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.