CAROL BURNETT TO RECEIVE FIRST HONORARY GOLDEN GLOBE TV AWARD: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Carol Burnett as the recipient of its inaugural Golden Globe television special achievement award. It honors the highest level of achievement and will now be forever known as the Carol Burnett Award. It’s the TV equivalent of the Cecile B. DeMille Award, named after its first recipient, the famed director. Burnett will accept the award on January 6th, in a live ceremony on NBC.
SHAUN THE SHEEP TEASER DROPS: Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon, the sequel to the $100M 2015 box office hit, has shared its first teaser trailer. The sequel follows the story of the town of Mossingham when mysterious aliens visit, and Shaun’s schemes continue to be thwarted by farmer Bitzer at Mossy Bottom Farm.
JAKE GYLLENHAAL FINDS NEXT GIG: Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in a remake of Danish thriller The Guilty. His and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories banner and Bold Films have acquired the rights to film, which won the world cinema audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The story follows a police officer who has been demoted to desk work during an investigation. He (Gyllenhaal) must battle his inner demons when a kidnapped women reaches out to him for help.
TV DRAMA ABOUT AUDREY HEPBURN UNDER DEVELOPMENT: Wildside is developing a TV drama series about Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn. The Oscar-winner’s story will be based on the 2015 bestseller Audrey at Home, a biography-cookbook written by Luca Dotti, Hepburn’s son, and Italian journalist and writer Luigi Spinola. Wildside is behind The Young Pope and My Brilliant Friend. The series is expected to start shooting in 2020.
JULIETTE BINOCHE TO SERVE AS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL PRESIDENT: French star and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the International Jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 7 -17) next year.