• Sony Pictures said it is working on an animated Spider-Man film for 2018 which will be conceived by The LEGO Movie creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
  • Lady Gaga will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18.
  • Evan Peters is joining American Horror Story: Hotel.
  • Nickelodeon has acquired Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s library of series, TV movies and music video specials.
  • Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audio of Harper Lee’s upcoming novel Go Set a Watchman.
  • Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in Photograph 51, a play about Rosalind Franklin, a British scientist who helped discover DNA’s distinctive double-helix structure.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are scheduled to be released on Valentine’s weekends in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
  • Time magazine’s longtime film critic Richard Corliss — one of the best — died after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 71.