The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Dec 6
Sony is planning a female 21 Jump Street reboot and Tiffany Haddish (from Girls Trip) and Awkwafina (of Crazy Rich Asians) are allegedly the top choices to play leads. Haddish is already in talks to star in the reboot, while Awkwafina is simply the studio’s “top choice” to co-star. Haddish would play the role of Channing Tatum’s Jenko (popular, partying, jock type), while Awkwafina would be prime for the Jonah Hill Schmidt role (awkward, nerdy brains type).
MTV Studios is reviving Celebrity Deathmatch, with Ice Cube joining as an executive producer and lead member of the voice cast. MTV Studios will shop the revival to streaming, cable and broadcast networks. Celebrity Deathmatch originally aired from 1998-2001 on MTV. It presented parodies of various celebrities as they engaged in brutal, no-holds barred wrestling matches. It featured the voices of Mills Lane, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Debbie Matenopoulos. MTV2 then relaunched the show for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, with the network then ordering a pilot for a reboot in 2015 that did not go to series.
Craig Gillespie, of I, Tonya fame, is in early talks to tackle Cruella, a live-action take on the 101 Dalmations villain. Emma Stone would star. The movie would be set in the early 1980s and feature a punk atmosphere. Glenn Close played her in a 1996 live-action film produced by John Hughes.
Netflix has renewed Narcos: Mexico for a second season.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are going to host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 6th
Jake Gyllenhaal took to Instagram to tease his role in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Gyllenhaal — who plays Mysterio in the new movie — posted a video of himself reading an issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man” with the caption, “I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man.” Gyllenhaal then very slowly lowers the comic to reveal his shocked/confused face: “Woah. What the f—“ before the video ends.