Industry News: Spider-Man, 13 Reasons Why, Daniel Radcliff and More!
NEW TRAILER FOR SPIDER-MAN DROPS: Sony has released the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse starring Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down). The animated feature is set to provide a different look at Spider-Man. Sony also announced that Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Liev Schrieber and Lily Tomlin are joining the cast. The story follows Miles Morales (Moore) as he turns into a web-slinger under the mentorship of Peter Parker. (Deadline — Click our Twitter or Facebook buttons to share this link!)
13 REASONS WHY RENEWED FOR SEASON 3: The controversial suicide drama 13 Reasons Why has been renewed for a third season at Netflix. Season 2 launched May 18th. Season 3, which has been given 13 episodes will go into production this year, and will air in 2019. Series creator Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner on the third season, with Selena Gomez and her mother Mandy Teefey exec producing.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE, BOBBY CANNAVALE, CHERRY JONES HEADED TO BROADWAY: Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones are set to star in The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway, an adaptation of the 2012 book of the same name. The show begins at Studio 54 on September 20 for a 16-week engagement.
SETH ROGAN SETS HULU COMEDY PILOT: Seth Green and the team from Robot Chicken have sold animated adult comedy pilot Crossing Swords to Hulu, Variety reports. The story follows Patrick, a sweet young peasant who dreams of becoming a knight and whose fantasy, when realized, becomes a nightmare of corruption and evil. If it gets the green light for a series, it will be one of two original adult comedies that have appeared on Hulu. (The Awesomes, from Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, ended in 2015).
LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR WOMEN: In an effort to bridge the gender gap in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Film School has set up a $1.5 million Women in Entertainment Scholarship Fund Initiative. The film school has a total 3,000 enrolled students, 25% of whom are female. The initiative begins now and provides newly enrolled female students with a one-time $2,000 award.