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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

First Wives Club TV Reboot Casts Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau For 2019 Premiere

People First Wives Club TV Reboot Casts Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau TOMÁS MIER August 02, 2018 08:46 PM bette midler, first wives club The First Wives Club TV reboot has tapped two of its stars. On Thursday, Paramount Network announced that Grammy winner Jill Scott and comedian Michelle Buteau have joined the 10-episode TV reboot of the cult classic First Wives Club. Scott, known for her role as Sheila in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, will play Hazel, a music superstar who has been silenced by her unfaithful husband and manager for years. Jill Scott Jill Scott Paramount Buteau, from Broad City and Key & Peele, is set to play Bree, a doctor and overwhelmed mom whose husband cheats on her. Michelle Buteau Michelle Buteau Mindy Tucker Tracy Oliver, the writer of comedy Girls Trip, is tasked with writing and executive producing the half-hour series alongside Karen Rosenfelt from the Twilightsaga and Scott Rudin, who produced the original movie. Oliver expressed her excitement for the two first cast members on Twitter. “SO excited to welcome these two crazy talented ladies, @missjillscott and @MichelleButeau, to the #FirstWivesClub!!!” she wrote. “We bout to have @paramountnet LIT in 2019!!!” “Thank you for believing,” Scott replied. The dramedy series, set to debut on Paramount Network in 2019, is based on the 1996 film of the same name, which featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, and was a hit in the box office, raking $181,490,000 worldwide. The series will begin filming in New York City this fall.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Ben Affleck And Tyler Perry Bond Over Bette On Set Of “Gone Girl”

Yahoo Movies Tyler Perry and Ben Affleck Became Best Buds During ‘Gone Girl‘ Gwynne Watkins Aug 25, 2014 308739_222253284514983_221327031274275_538323_1399306434_n Ben Affleck and Tyler Perry bonded on the set of Gone Girl the old fashioned way – through sing-a-longs. Perry, who plays celebrity lawyer Tanner Bolt in the upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-seller, tells New York Magazine that Affleck had a tendency to burst into ’80s tunes in between takes. Impressed with his co-star’s encyclopedic song knowledge, Perry decided to put it to the test. “One day, I was like, I’m just going to see how wild he can get. So I started singing [Bette Midler’s] ‘The Rose,’ and he could do it!” Perry reveals. How did director David Fincher, who runs a famously tight ship, react to his cast belting Bette? According to Perry, “he was singing along, too!” Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl promises to be full of surprises – and Perry’s involvement got the ball rolling when he signed on. The entertainment mogul behind the Madea franchise rarely appears in films he doesn’t direct, write, or produce himself. When he agreed to play Gone Girl’s charismatic defense attorney,Perry wasn’t familiar with the film’s inspiration or its A-list director (whose films include The Social Network and Fight Club). “I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I’d known the book was so popular, I would have said, No,” he admits. “And my agent knew that! He didn’t tell me until after I signed on!” Though wary about playing a character from a beloved book, which he describes as “a lot of pressure,” Perry had fun making the film. In particular, he recalls a scene in which he had to lob gummy bears at Affleck’s head during multiple takes. (The jelly beans of the book were deemed “too hard” to throw at a movie star’s face.) “Listen – the man walks around with packs of Jolly Ranchers in his pockets,” Perry says of Affleck. “He loves them! So gummy bears – he’s a happy camper. I just made sure that as I was throwing them, it was off to the left, because I was worried about hitting him in the eye.” As for perfectionist director Fincher, Perry says he was “always smiling” – except for one time when a crew member’s phone rang during filming. To preserve the on-set harmony, Perry stepped in. “I could see (Fincher’s) eyes turning, and before he could say anything, I said it was my phone,” Perry says. “What’s he going to do? I’m bigger than him!” First TV Spot for David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Hurls Accusations at Ben Affleck ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer: David Fincher’s Latest Thriller Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike WATCH: New Trailer for Ben Affleck’s ‘Gone Girl’ Tyler Perry Says Fincher Is ‘Amazing’ Director

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The New Atlanta Real Estate Act – Hollywood!

A new act for Atlanta real estate By Jennifer Brett The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Act One: Carter Phillips gets into real estate. Act Two: The market tanks. Act Three: Enter Tyler Perry. “Real estate just wasn’t happening,” Phillips said. “The question was, what do you do when what you’re doing isn’t going to work?” Perry and other entertainers, including Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, T.I. and Geena Davis, have become the answer. Rather than continue trying to sell his client’s 12,000-square-foot Castleberry Hill loft — once listed at $15 million — Phillips now leases it to production companies looking for a glam place to film. Some scenes for “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” starring Hudson and Sutherland, were shot there earlier this year. “Coma,” a new A&E miniseries starring Davis, wrapped more recently, as did “The Marriage Counselor,” the movie Perry is now working on. T. I. once shot a video there. “While I love real estate, I had to find a way to supplement it. I had just enough time to get in, make some money and then just get killed. I felt like a loser,” said Phillips, a 2001 Georgia State University graduate who got into real estate in 2006. He’s marketing a number of other big properties (see them at www.filmlocationportfolio.com) and said his new Hollywood connections are both paying the bills and restoring his self-confidence. “The best thing has been a renewed sense of faith in myself. I can see the path now,” said Phillips, noting production companies might pay around $25,000 for a five-day shoot. “I feel so lucky I figured it out.” Others are figuring it out, too. Rosina Seydel has been in real estate for a dozen years but no longer sells. Instead she markets high-end properties at www.leaseluxuryproperties.com. “I was in traditional real estate and it just wasn’t very fun,” she said. Working with performers including Ne-Yo, who shot a CD cover photo at one of her listings, or Whitney Houston, who shot a photo spread at another, has been fun indeed. The CW series “The Vampire Diaries” films quite a bit at Fairfield House, a stately mansion in her portfolio, while Nike taped a commercial at a downtown penthouse she advertises. “This is all my business now,” said Seydel, who said a television show might pay $5,000 to $8,000 per day to film at one of her properties, while movie production fees can be more like $10,000 per day. “I wish I had more modern properties.” John B. Raulet would like more furnished houses. A commercial real estate veteran, he got into the movie business almost by accident. “It just kind of happened,” he said. “The real estate market was so bad. I got a call from ‘Road Trip II: Beer Pong.’ ” After that cinematic classic, Raulet, whose web site is www.raulet.com, started working with a slew of other films. He has inked deals involving Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman (“The Change-Up”), Billy Crystal and Bette Midler (“Parental Guidance”) and Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah (“Joyful Noise”). He helps productions line up office or warehouse space, or homes where the stars can live while they’re here filming. “The biggest challenge companies have is finding nice Buckhead homes that are furnished,” said Raulet, who recently helped Ben Stiller locate temporary digs while he’s here filming “Neighborhood Watch.” A leased Buckhead manse can fetch up to $25,000 per month, a lifesaver for some of the people Raulet works with. “They’re not buying their wife a fur coat and Cadillac. They’re using the money to pay the bank note,” said Raulet, who said Georgia’s burgeoning film industry has created some happy Hollywood endings. “The real estate market has been battered and all of a sudden these movie people roll into town. It’s helping a lot of people.”
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