Today in show business news: Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are doing another Robert Langdon adventure, Showtime renews its new hit, and Oxygen breaks a bunch of kids' hearts.
Both Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are signed up for a third Robert Langdon movie. You know, those movies based on the Dan Brown novels about a symbologist who solves murders that have to do with all sorts of religious imagery and other such things. They've already made The Da Vinci Code and the really nonsensical Angels & Demons, and now they are going to make Inferno, which was just released as a book two months ago. They were supposed to make the third Robert Langdon book, The Lost Symbol, into a movie, but Howard pulled out of that one and the whole thing fell apart. But this one, this Inferno, everyone's interested in. Probably because it takes place in Europe like the other two (it's all about Dante's Inferno, duh), instead of just running around Washington D.C. like some sorta lame-o version of National Treasure. (Though, to be fair, National Treasure is a lame-o version of National Treasure.) The movie is set to be released in December of 2015, so these folks better get cracking. These ham-handed fake history yarns aren't going to spin themselves! [Deadline]
Given that it stars a big name and is a ratings success, it's unsurprising that Showtime has decided to go ahead and renew the Boston-meets-LA crime drama Ray Donovan for a second season after only three episodes have aired. It's just how the premium networks do things. So, it's more work for Liev Schreiber, meaning he and Naomi Watts can't move back to New York anytime soon, meaning those kids are growing to grow up as LA kids, which is a choice I hope they're comfortable with. They were going to raise New York kids but now they'll be raising Los Angeles kids. They've gone from Lena Dunhams to Maggie Gyllenhaals. Not that those two are that different, I guess. And the Schreiber-Wattses have boys. So. I dunno. The point is, they're going to be living in LA for a while longer now. [Deadline]