Pop Goes The News — Robert De Niro will be in Toronto early next year to make the family comedy The War with Grandpa.

The movie icon, who will be 73 in August, plays the titular role in the movie based upon the 1984 children’s book by Robert Kimmel Smith.

Pop Goes The News — It’s going to be a big year for Canadian author Margaret Atwood and her fans.

Just days after news that a miniseries based upon her novel Alias Grace will start shooting in Toronto in mid-August comes news that a series based upon The Handmaid’s Tale will begin production in the city in mid-September.

Pop Goes The News — Four years after Sarah Polley announced she was adapting Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace for the screen, cameras are scheduled to roll.

Alias Grace will be made into a six-hour miniseries from Aug. 15 to Nov. 15 in Toronto.

Pop Goes The News — Anyone suffering from coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — may want to stay clear of Toronto this summer.

A big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It is scheduled to be shot in and around the city from June 27 to Sept. 6.