Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard will reunite for the ensemble comedy “Fairy Tale Ending.”
Jim Hecht (“Ice Age: The Meltdown) and Tracy McMillan (“Marvel’s Runaways”) are writing the screenplay.
Howard will also produce the Universal movie through her Nine Muses Entertainment alongside Eric Carlson and Susan Carlson. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins will produce for their production company, Fuzzy Door. Spencer will executive produce alongside Hecht and McMillan.
Howard and Spencer acted together in the 2011 drama “The Help,” for which Spencer won the supporting actress Oscar. Spencer has been nominated in the same category for the past two years for “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water.”
Howard has starred in Universal’s “Jurassic World” franchise and will next be seen in the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” portraying John’s mother, Sheila Eileen. Universal executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee “Fairy Tale Endings” on behalf of the studio.
Hecht is represented by WME, the Gotham Group, and attorney Loan Dang. McMillan is represented by WME and Jackoway, Austen. Howard is represented by WME, Management 360, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Spencer is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen. The Carlsons are represented by WME. MacFarlane is represented by CAA, Jackoway Austen, and manager Joy Fehily. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
EXCLUSIVE: Imagine Documentaries has begun production on Dads, a feature documentary that Bryce Dallas Howard is directing. The film is described as a humorous look at what it means to be a father in the modern era across the globe. It’s the first feature length documentary set under the banner of the recently formed Imagine Documentaries division led by Justin Wilkes.
Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce with Wilkes. Imagine Entertainment Co-Chairman Michael Rosenberg is exec producing. Howard, of course, is the daughter of actor-turned-director and Imagine principal.
Said Ron Howard: “Fatherhood has factored into so many of the stories – both comedies and dramas – I’ve directed and produced, and of course, my experience as a son and a father of four has defined me on a foundational level. But this project will go deeper and be much more revealing in its excavation of the subject than anything I’ve ever been involved with before. As a dad, it both thrills and fascinates me to be collaborating with my daughter, Bryce, as she applies her own storytelling instincts to the subject and directs the film. Our creative conversations have already been surprising, hilarious and emotional and we are eager to share what we discover with audiences.”
Bryce Dallas Howard makes her documentary directing debut on the film. She will also direct an episode of Disney’s Star Wars streaming TV series The Mandalorian, which is being executive produced by Jon Favreau. Her 2012 short film When You Find Me was shortlisted for an Oscar and her 2016 short Solemates premiered at Sundance. Howard has also directed campaigns and projects for Moroccan Oil, Vanity Fair, Glamour, MTV, Sony and Lifetime. Onscreen, she is coming off Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the Netflix series Black Mirror, and she’ll star next spring in Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman. Her production company is Nine Muses Entertainment.
“We’re already gaining profound insight into the responsibilities, the absurdities, the triumphs and the losses dad’s experience,” she said. “What we’ve uncovered so far has been emotional, enlightening, provocative, and insanely funny. My father is my hero and always has been, so it’s an honor and a privilege to get to share the stories of these remarkable dads from all walks of life, all heroes in their own right.”
Dove Men + Care is financing the docu as part of a long term, larger program supporting fatherhood and championing paternity leave around the world. Kelly Mullen and Giles Morrison are Executive Producing on behalf of Dove Men + Care and Unilever Entertainment.
The film expands on Imagine’s docu division which includes the Grammy-winning The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Jay Z’s Made in America, Prophet’s Prey, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Inside Deep Throat, and Beyond The Mat. Imagine is in production on the Ron Howard-directed docu on opera great Luciano Pavarotti for 2019 release. Imagine is also behind the hit National Geographic TV hybrid documentary series Mars and Breakthrough.
WME and Management 360 rep her.
Bryce Dallas Howard is joining Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Jurassic World actress will be playing the mother of the superstar, who is being played by Kingsman actor Taron Egerton. Jamie Bell and Richard Madden are also set to star.
The feature will follow the singer from his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1970s and ’80s and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the ’90s to international superstardom.
Dexter Fletcher, who worked with Egerton on Eddie the Eagle, will direct from a screenplay by Lee Hall. John and his husband, David Furnish, are producing Rocketman under their Rocket Pictures banner, along with Matthew Vaughn, who directed John and Egerton in the Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, and his Marv Films.
Bryce has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her performance in Netflix’s “Black Mirror”. Congratulations Bryce!! The Screen Actors Guild Awards air on Jan. 29 on both TNT and TBS. The award ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
Check out the first trailer for “Black Mirror”! I can’t wait to see Bryce’s episode. Edit: Check out the featurette as well!
Also, unfortunately, due to a complicated matter, I’ve had to take the gallery offline for a while. I hope it will return soon.
Bryce will be in the upcoming issue of VVV Magazine. Check out a behind the scenes video of the photoshoot below! Screen captures from the video have been added to the gallery as well.
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