Jason Sudeikis Cast in Stage Production of Dead Poet’s Society

The off-broadway adaptation of Dead Poet’s Society, set to open for previews in October of this year, has just had one of its leads announced. Jason Sudeikis will star in the role originated by Robin Williams, professor John Keating.

 

Dead Poet’s Society will be Sudeikis’ Off Broadway debut. He is most well-known for his near-decade of experience on Saturday Night Live and has earned credits for numerous other TV shows including 30 Rock andThe Last Man on Earth. He has two upcoming movies with other big-name actors that are sure to generate more visibility.

 

Though he has no prior Broadway experience as a performer, Sudeikis is a well-known fan of musicals such as Wicked.

 

Screenwriter Tom Schulman will adapt the script for stage, and Tony Award winner John Doyle will direct. Between the two of them, the production looks to be highly promising. Schulman’s screenplay earned him an Academy Award in 1989, and earned a nomination for Best Picture. Both the director and several actors were nominated for a host of other awards as well.

 

Director John Doyle won a Tony for his work on the revival of The Color Purple. His other Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd and Company. Doyle is the new Artistic Director for the Classic Stage Company, where Dead Poet’s Society will open officially in November. Later this season, the company is also planning an Off Broadway Revival of Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.

 

Like the Dead Poet’s Society movie, the play will center on an innovative new teacher at a boy’s boarding school who teaches the young men to appreciate poetry and practice non-conformity. The movie involved a powerful coming-of-age story and starred several not-yet-famous actors, including Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard. Robin Williams starred famously as the new teacher whose methods were so unconventional.

 

No other casting announcements have been made yet, but further details about casting and scheduling are expected in the coming weeks.

 

Whitney Wolfe Flips Dating App World Upside Down

Whitney Wolfe is someone that has shown the world that she can change the way that people think about online dating. She has already been named one of the top 30 under 30 in Forbes Magazine, and it appears that this young entrepreneur is just getting started.

It is through her Bumble app that she has proven that young women have the ability to successfully create concepts and execute these concepts without the help of men. This is something that shines through in the world that Whitney Wolfe has created for herself thus far. Wolfe has been able to move on from her initial dating app called Tinder to a much more creative app called Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe decided that she had a lot more in her, and she wanted to make sure that others were going to take notice of what she was doing. Creating an app like Bumble where women were the ones to make the first move shows that she was thinking like a new age millennial. She has flipped the dating concept upside down and single woman are thanking her.

Whitney Wolfe is someone that shows that she has decided to change the way things are done in the business and dating world. She is giving people the ability to make better decisions based on the type of apps that they use for dating. Whitney Wolfe is the founder of Bumble, and this company is owned by another European dating company called Badoo. The app has only been around for a short amount of time, but there are already more than 11 million users registered to use this site. Wolfe is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and she is someone that has made the Forbes list of the 30 under 30 by mastering consumer technology.

For more information on Whitney Wolfe, read the full article at Forbes.com.

Box-Office Picks for Movies Hitting the Theaters this Weekend

On the 26th of January, 2017, Screen Rant published the latest week’s box office prediction. This is published by Screen Rant every week to help the audience decide on what to watch for the upcoming weekend. Their prediction for this weekend includes Split in the number one position, A Dog’s Purpose in the number two position, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in the third position, Hidden Figures in the fourth position and La La Land in the fifth position. After looking at the comparison of Screen Rant’s predictions last week to the actual scenario, I was impressed at how the predictions were almost entirely precise. Four out five predictions came true, so choosing which movies to watch this weekend based on their predictions is quite worth it.

Screen Rant’s Top Box Office Pick – Split

Screen Rant appears to be loving the movie, Split topping it again on the list for the second consecutive week. They had published a full box office wrap-up coverage of Split’s inaugural weekend at the very beginning of this week. The opening weekend had accumulated a massive $40 million. This movie is ideal for enthusiasts of the thriller/horror genre as almost all of the audience was awe-struck by the twisted ending delivered brilliantly by M. Night Shyamalan. This movie is expected to be one of the most hyped movies as it has already received countless positive reviews.

Screen Rant’s Number 2 Box Office Pick – A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Surprise is expected to be a favorite for animal lovers since the story revolves around the magical effect pets have on the lives of their owners. In the story, the dog is shown to be reincarnated many times while contributing positively to the lives of all of its owners at every one of its birth. The movie has, however, received some negative reviews for showing the main character, the dog in a rather manipulated situation.

Screen Rant’s Third Box Office Pick – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

The final part of the Resident Evil franchise is not expected to perform as highly as its previous installments. This is because of a few preliminary negative reviews accompanied by some noteworthy Oscar-deserving competitors. It is still expected that the movie will receive much love from its loyal fan base, predicted to hit its opening weekend at a disappointing $15.5 million. Overall it is expected to perform the lowest at the box office compared to any of the parts of the Resident Evil series.