Posts In Category

News

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason SchwartzmanChloe Sevigny and Analeigh Tipton are starring in Golden Exits, the next film from writer-director Alex Ross Perry. The pic is being described as an intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides. Perry and Adam Piotrowicz are producing…

Broad Green Pictures has acquired Entering Hades, a John Leake true crime novel that will be rewritten by Oscar winning Birdman scribe Alexander Dinelaris as a potential star vehicle for Michael Fassbender. Fassbender’s DMC Films partners Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson will produce along with Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script. It’s the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist…

Game Of Thrones Alfie Allen; Oliver Award-winning Katie Brayben; and Billions‘ Annapurna Sriram have joined the cast of London transfer The Spoils. The comedy, written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, originally debuted last year in The New Group’s off-Broadway production. Kunal Nayyar also starred in the original and is making the move for the limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios from May 27 to August 13. Eisenberg’s third play is a satirical glimpse of a lost…

Amazon Prime Video has acquired British period drama Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne for premiere on May 20. The series, from Downton Abbey creator Fellowes and the Weinstein Company, is based on the book series by Anthony Trollope and stars Tom Hollander (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Ian McShane (Ray Donovan) and Alison Brie (Mad Men). Niall MacCormick directs. It centers on Dr. Thomas Thorne (Hollander), who lives a quiet life with his niece Mary (Stefani…

Nominations for the 70th annual Tony Awards are being announced this morning at the Paramount Hotel in New York during a live cut-in from CBS News’ CBS This Morning at about 8:30 AM ET. CBS will air the awards show June 12 from the Beacon Theatre with James Corden hosting. This morning’s noms will be unveiled by Nikki M James and Andrew Rannells and will be sure to feature a heavy dose of Lin-Maneul Miranda’s Pulitzer-winner Hamilton. Check out the live-stream above and…

EXCLUSIVESean Bean and Mark Stanley are in talks to join Clio Barnard’s Dark River opposite Ruth Wilson. The film is Barnard’s eagerly anticipated next feature after The Selfish Giant. It marks a welcome return for Bean to indie Brit filmmaking after a number high profile roles in big budget and fantasy-inflected fare such as Game of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending and The Martian. Mark Stanley has some impressive credits on his filmography, too, with Star Wars: The Force Awa…

Updated with video: Larry Wilmore kicked off The Nightly Show tonight explaining he had not called President Obama a “n**ger” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Wilmore said he had called him a “n**ga.” After which, Wilmore then attacked Mail Online’s U.S. editor-at-large Piers Morgan for having failed to properly “conjugate the slur” in his column about Wilmore’s widely panned WHCD performance. “I hosted little dinner party. With a few friends — me, Don Lemon…

Tracy Scott, a script supervisor whose credits include four recent Best Picture Oscar nominees along with TV’s Happy Endings and Winfred, has died of cancer. She was 46. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, for whom Scott worked on JoyFoxcatcher, American Hustle and Her, confirmed the news on Twitter: Rest in peace Tracy Scott. A stunning soul and talent, my prayers are with her family & loved ones. You are missed. pic.twitter.com/eYtOfEDK8m — Megan Ellison (@meganeellison) May…

No couch potatoes allowed. ABC is jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon. For the first time, viewers can join the pro dancers and troupe members on the ballroom floor in VR on Dancing With The Stars. Produced in-house by ABC and Dancing With The Stars, the 360-degree video clip (see above) is available on ABC.com/VR, the Dancing with the Stars’ Facebook and YouTube pages, and via Littlstar’s app for headsets, mobile, Apple TV and the web. The opening number, set to…

Mom writer/producer Susan McMartin is adapting Patti Davis’ 2015 novel The Earth Breaks In Colors for the screen as an original movie. Published by Huqua Press, the book tells a story of race and redemption in which a racially fueled incident exposes the fissures that sit beneath the surface of friendships and families, causing even more damage than the massive earthquake that separates them. Primary Wave’s Ben Press and Brad Kaplan are producing. McMartin penned the…