Today in show business news: A horror cult classic is getting a remake, Lady Gaga is going to host SNL, and Ewan McGregor heads to Broadway.
What fitting news for this most spooktacular of days! Plans have been announced to reboot the grimy '80s slasher series Sleepaway Camp for the modern age. This may sound pretty ho-hum to you — they've already done reboots of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th, and Halloween — but Sleepaway Camp is a bit different, if only for a very surprising ending. I won't spoil it in case you don't know (though, c'mon, the movie's 30 years old), but it's a big surprise! Well, not that big. Average size. Anyway, it's a great, weird, crazy twist and hopefully they will preserve it in the remake. Knowing the movie biz these days, though, they'll probably kinda skirt around it. Anyway, this could be fun. Why not? It's Sleepaway Camp, not some masterpiece. A remake is fine. [Deadline]
Channing Tatum has signed up to star in, and produce, a movie called Bad Romance. In it, he'll play Lady Gaga's number one fan and it's just people rolling their eyes at him for two hours. No, that's a joke. We don't know what it's going to be about. The writer/director of 50/50 is writing and directing. That's all we know. That and that Channing Tatum is going to be in it. And producing. Don't forget producing. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Speaking of Lady Gaga, she will be hosting Saturday Night Live next month, in addition to being the musical guest. So that should be interesting. Will she be funny? All signs point to no, but she could surprise us! At least this hopefully means they won't try to revive that awful, weirdly dated "Lady Gaga talk show" skit they did a couple weeks ago. That was a stinker. Oh, and Josh Hutcherson from Hunger Games will also be hosting. So that should be... Josh Hutcherson hosting SNL. I don't know. The kid's not giving us much. [Deadline]
Ewan McGregor is set to make his Broadway debut next year, in a Roundabout production of Tom Stoppard's wonderful romantic comedy-drama The Real Thing. The show has appeared twice on Broadway, both times winning Tonys for its leading actor and actress (and one for Christine Baranski in a supporting role). No one else has been cast, but this is enough to be excited about. A great play and an interesting actor. Oh and a terrific director, Sam Gold. So, let's all go see this. Tickets are only like $120. Guys? Guys?? [Playbill]
BET is going to have its own version of The View/The Talk, a show called The Real. Tamera Mowry(-Housley), one half of the Sister Sister twins, will be one of the panelists. As will Toni Braxton's little sister. That all sounds about right for one of these kinds of shows. Welcome, ladies. [Entertainment Weekly]
Here is a trailer for Jason Reitman's upcoming Labor Day, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard's novel. Josh Brolin plays a convict who takes a boy and his mom (Kate Winslet) hostage after escaping from prison. Of course he and the mom start to have the hots for each other while he teaches the boy how to be a man. Tobey Maguire narrates as the older version of the boy. The whole trailer has "Oscar reel" written all over it. So will the Academy bite? We'll find out in December!