• A musical based on Cher‘s life will be coming to the stage next year.
  • Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in an HBO film about the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Barry Levinson is attached to direct and exec produce.
  • Amazon plans a Monica Lewinsky drama. Linda and Monica details the relationship between Lewinsky and Linda Tripp during the Clinton administration.
  • A $103.2 million domestic opening usually means a sequel is a no-brainer — but director Patty Jenkins has yet to sign for a Wonder Woman follow-up.
  • The Mummy, which returns this weekend with Tom Cruise, is getting slaughtered by critics. The film currently holds a 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times called it an “unholy mess.”
  • Netflix  cancelled Sense8 and The Get Down.
  • Donald Glover is retiring his rapper/singer alter ego, Childish Gambino.
  • Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, has been retitled The Papers from The Post.
  • Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington are set to produce 24-7, a workplace comedy acquired by Universal.
  • If Apple’s first original series, Planet of the Apps, does for the company what many in Hollywood hope it will, it could end up being one of dozens of original shows that the tech giant greenlights.
  • A new study shows that politics is not affecting viewer behavior at ESPN.
  • Freeform ordered a Misfits reboot.
  • Legends of Tomorrow added a Muslim-American superhero. Tala Ashe (American Odyssey) has joined the cast of The CW drama as Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030.
  • Crazy Rich Asians adds former Glee star Harry Shum Jr. to a cast that includes Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh.