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Aaron Couch

Film Editor

Aaron Couch oversees THR’s film team, managing the flow of news and industry reporting. He also edits THR’s Heat Vision blog, which is dedicated to genre movie coverage and is home to the weekly Heat Vision Newsletter. Couch began contributing to THR as a freelancer in 2012 and joined the staff in 2013 as an online editor.

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After Taylor Swift, Who Else Could Rock the Box Office Without a Major Studio?

Team Taylor Swift and AMC Theatres caught Hollywood by surprise when doing an end run around the major studios and hiring AMC Theatres to distribute a secret movie chronicling her blockbuster Eras Tour. The concert pic opened to an estimated $95 million to $97 million opening over the Oct. 13-15 weekend in North America, even […]

Viral Disney Clip Sparks Ridicule for Something Hollywood Has Done For Years

When the rom-com Prom Pact arrived on Disney platforms in late March, it debuted to positive reviews and the modest level of fanfare one would expect for a TV film aimed at teenagers. But seven months later, it has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. On Thursday, a clip from the film’s opening pep […]

David Dastmalchian Named Brand Ambassador for Titan Casket

David Dastmalchian, the actor known for spooky roles in films such as Dune and The Suicide Squad, has lined up a new gig that feels appropriate for Friday the 13th. Dastmalchian is the new brand ambassador for Titan Casket, a company that sells caskets online and helps with end-of-life planning. As part of his duties, […]

New Regency President Michael Schaefer to Exit

New Regency Productions president of motion picture and television Michael Schaefer is departing after seven years, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The departure is said to be amicable, made in coordination with New Regency chairman and CEO, Yariv Milchan. Schaefer has been with New Regency since 2016, and recently oversaw the low-budget hit Barbarian, which […]

Rob Liefeld Teams with ‘Deadpool’ Stunt Coordinator for ‘Bloodstrike’ Proof of Concept Trailer

Comic book creator Rob Liefeld is getting a boost from a member of the Deadpool movie family for his latest project. Liefeld has teamed with Phillip J. Silvera, who served as a stunt coordinator on 2016’s Deadpool, for a proof-of-concept trailer for Bloodstrike. Liefeld is best known for creating Marvel characters such as Deadpool and […]

Tom Hardy Teams With Writer Scott Snyder for Futuristic Comic ‘Arcbound’ (Exclusive)

After playing Venom and Bane, Tom Hardy is diving into the comic book world as a creative force. The actor has teamed up with star writer Scott Snyder, known for Batman and Justice League, for the upcoming comic title Arcbound. Hardy has taken on the title of creative collaborator, with the actor focusing on character […]

David Harbour Named BoxLunch Giving Ambassador

David Harbour is teaming with retailer BoxLunch to raise awareness for hunger and food insecurity. BoxLunch has named the Stranger Things actor its giving ambassador ahead of the holiday season. As part of his duties, Harbour will star in a campaign called The Art of Giving, which will appear in BoxLunch’s approximately 260 locations in […]

Chris Rock to Direct Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic for Universal

Chris Rock is gearing up to examine the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The actor and comedian is in final negotiations to direct and produce a biopic of the late civil rights icon, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Universal is behind the project and has optioned the rights to Jonathan Eig’s biography, King: A […]

Kevin Costner’s Two-Part ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Sets Summer 2024 Dates

Kevin Costner’s next western epic is carving out real estate for next summer. The first two installments of the Yellowstone star’s Horizon: An American Saga will bow in June and August next year. Warner Bros. has dated Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 for a June 28, 2024 theatrical release. It will be followed two […]

‘Rogue One’ Director Says “There Is So Much Inaccuracy” on the Internet About Its Making

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is considered a high point for the franchise following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. The film grossed more than $1 billion globally and launched the critically acclaimed prequel series Andor on Disney+. The path to getting there has become the stuff of Star Wars legend, with stories of […]

‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Barking Louder Than ‘Saw X’ and ‘The Creator’ For Easy Box Office Win

After the success of Barbenheimer, audiences will now reveal if they have an appetite for what’s being dubbed “Saw Patrol” this weekend as Paramount’s kid-friendly Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie goes up against Lionsgate’s horror feature Saw X. Both movies did respectable business on Friday. Saw X won the day with an estimated $8 million […]

Disney Distribution Vet Ken Caldwell to Retire After Nearly 40 Years (Exclusive)

Longtime Disney Entertainment distribution executive Ken Caldwell, who spearheaded distribution for eight of the top 15 domestic releases of all time, is retiring. Caldwell will leave Disney Entertainment at the end of the year, departing the role of executive vp and general sales manager of North American theatrical sales, a title he has held since […]