Wrestling with the truth
Mark Schultz, the Olympic wrestler whose story is told in "Foxcatcher," has blasted director Bennett Miller for scenes he says are fabricated. "Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between [John] du Pont and I is a sickening and insulting lie," Schultz wrote on Facebook. He did praise Channing Tatum, who plays him: "He had the most difficult role physically, emotionally, and creatively."
News from Netflix
Netflix has announced premiere dates for its lineup of original series: The Tina Fey-produced sitcom "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (March 6); family thriller "Bloodline" (March 20), and "Marvel's Daredevil," the first of five series from the comic-book king (April 10). The service also will air a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" later this year, as well as the first of five Adam Sandler movies. Says chief content officer Ted Sarando : "We can successfully support about 20 original scripted series every year, with a new series or a new season every two to three weeks, and still maintain a level of quality we expect."
New life for 'Nailed'
David O. Russell's long-simmering satire "Nailed," starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, finally has a release date (Feb. 20), a new title ("Accidental Love") and a new credited director (Stephen Greene). … Carrie Fisher will present the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the Jan. 25 ceremony.
File under 'canceled'
Amazon has called off production of "The After," a sci-fi series from "X-Files" creator Chris Carter. … Blake Shelton will be host and musical guest on the Jan. 24 "Saturday Night Live." … HBO has renewed "Girls" for a fifth season. … John Travolta has joined FX's "American Crime Story" as O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro.
Spidey-sense let him down
Sam Raimi didn't much like "Spider-Man 3" either: "It's a movie that just didn't work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, so that couldn't be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man," the director said of the 2007 film on a Nerdist podcast. He later cut to the chase, calling it "awful."