They're in his corner
Supporting-actor front-runner Sylvester Stallone famously forgot to thank "Creed" director Ryan Coogler and co-star Michael B. Jordan at the Golden Globes, but he says he respects them so much that he considered boycotting the Oscars in solidarity. "Michael Jordan, every time I looked into his eyes as an actor, I said, 'He is making me better.' I think he should have been given a lot more respect and a lot more attention," Stallone says. "And [Coogler] said, 'Just go there and try to represent the film.' That's the kind of guy he is."
Goldie Hawn is in talks to play Amy Schumer's mother in a kidnapping-themed comedy. … Schumer will get serious in the PTSD drama "Thank You for Your Service." … It worked for Lego: Paramount Animation has announced a Playmobil movie. … Stephen King confirms that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are in talks for the adaptation of his "Dark Tower" books. … "Frozen" will become a Broadway musical in spring 2018. … "Fast 8" director F. Gary Gray is seeking Charlize Theron for his villain. Well, we know she can drive fast. … Johnny Depp will be "The Invisible Man." … Daniel Radcliffe will play a young adventurer in the thriller "Jungle."
Matt LeBlanc, on top of his new gig with the British hit "Top Gear," stars in a CBS pilot called, yes, "I'm Not Your Friend." In related news, Courteney Cox will star in the Fox sitcom "Charity Case." … Netflix has given another season to Aziz Ansari's "Master of None."… ABC has ordered the half-hour game show "Big Fan," based on Jimmy Kimmel's "Who Knows?" segments. … Amazon has renewed the Golden Globe-winning "Mozart in the Jungle" for a third season. … Candice Bergen is back, as a larger-than-life matriarch in ABC's "Pearl."
Flocking to Broadway
Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin (who collaborated on "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs") will bring "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the Broadway stage, opening during the 2017-18 season. Rudin is a Broadway veteran, having worked on "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Book of Mormon," "This Is Our Youth and "The Crucible," currently running.