Mahershala Ali may be showing his claws

This week's industry news curated for the working actor

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🔸Mahershala may be bringing the fight to the next T-Rex
🔸Cameras are going sideways so your phone doesn’t have to
🔸Furiosa kicks into high gear, still struggles

All that and more on this week’s Rundown ⤵️

Industry News

Ali + Johansson + Dinosaurs

Exciting news! Mahershala Ali is in talks to join the next "Jurassic World" sequel, potentially adding serious star power alongside Scarlett Johansson, who is already on board. This blockbuster series, like its dinosaurs, just can't stay extinct. Get all the details on this thrilling casting above.

Content Goes a Bit Sideways

Crazy Maple Studio has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential Companies, thanks to turning the camera sideways. This studio seems poised to bring a lot of work to a lot of actors. Some like the change, some don’t. How about you? Little bonus, check out past Reelarc client Jarred Harper in ReelShort’s The Double Life of my Billionaire Husband.

Out of gas?

Despite strong reviews, "Furiosa" is struggling at the box office. Forbes explores the factors behind its underperformance, citing competition from other blockbusters, franchise fatigue, and marketing challenges. The film, a prequel to "Mad Max: Fury Road," faces high expectations that it has yet to meet in ticket sales. Read more about the challenges "Furiosa" is facing above.

Catch George in an interview below👇🏽

Box Office Numbers

  1. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - $26.3M - Warner Bros.

  2. The Garfield Movie - $24M - Sony

  3. IF - $16.1M (64.9 total) - Paramount

  4. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - $13.4M (127.1 total) - 20th Century Studios

  5. The Fall Guy - $6M (74.2 total) - Universal

Behind the Screens

Let’s take a look at J-lo’s first movie after her brief gamble. Let’s look a little deeper into who’s behind Atlas.

Director and Writers: Brad Peyton (Director: San Andreas, Rampage, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island; Writer: What It's Like Being Alone; Upcoming: Atlas). Peyton is known for his blockbuster hits and thrilling direction style. Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite (Writer: Heroes, Locke & Key; Upcoming: Atlas). This dynamic duo brings a wealth of experience in crafting engaging and complex narratives.

Casting Directors: Denise Chamian (Casting: Terminator 2, Saving Private Ryan, The Hunger Games) and CA Beth Day (Bumblebee, 12 Years a Slave).

Lead Stars: Starring Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, and Sterling K. Brown, Atlas is set in a bleak future where an A.I. soldier determines that the only way to end war is to end humanity. It’s a movie about AI… will it have any soul? Check it out on Netflix.

Legendary filmmaker George Miller returns! In this engaging interview, Miller chats with Josh about his new film FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA. Expect some spoilers as Miller delves into his creative inspirations, his enduring love for the post-apocalyptic wasteland, and the intriguing process behind casting the new Furiosa. Tune in for an insightful discussion with the master storyteller himself.

What We’re Watching This Weekend

🎥 Be a kid again, X-Men ‘97 Season 1 has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of lighting strike… 99%. Prof. X couldn’t see that coming.

🎥 Even with zero Brad or Tom, Interview with the Vampire: Season 2 still has bite (I’m sorry).

🎥 Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Eric as Vincent, a father joins forces with a monster from under his missing son's bed. Getting strong Happy vibes with this one. Blame this blurb taking up three lines on BC’s name.

🎥 For comedian lovers, and because June is in the title, catch Drugstore June as we head into summer.

🎥 Watch it tonight if you can: Crowe, Pearce, Noir, L.A Confidential. Last day to watch on Netflix is May 31st (you know, today)

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