Polly Bergen, ‘Cape Fear’ Star Who Never Got Older, Only Better, Dies At 84
Screen and stage actress, songbird and survivor Polly Bergen, first known as the terror-stricken wife in the original Cape Fear, died Saturday at home in Southbury, Connecticut, according to her publicist, Judy Katz. She was 84.
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‘Utopia’ Falls Hard Again On Second Friday – RATINGS RAT RACE
Things were smoldering on Utopia (0.5/2) last night, and not just because of the heat wave that pummeled Southern California the last two weeks. Relationships, politics, shorty shorts and a move from 8 PM to 9 PM aside, the second Friday broadcast of the highly hyped Fox social experiment was down 28 % among adults 18-49 from the low of last week's 0.7/3. Viewershipwise Utopia had 1.54 million watching last night. That's 22% less than the 1.98 million that last Friday's… Read
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross ‘Gone Girl’ Score Inspired By Spa Music — Listen
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who took film music to another level with their industrial synthesized tones on their Oscar winning score for David Fincher's The Social Network, dropped a preview to their music for the director's Gone Girl, in theaters Oct. 3. Fincher instructed the composers to write spa music for his feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel about a husband who is suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife.
The idea came to the director… Read
Matt Damon, Zhang Yimou Want To Scale ‘The Great Wall’ In China
EXCLUSIVE: While all the buzz this week about Matt Damon focused on Deadline's reveal that he'll reteam with Paul Greengrass in their third Bourne Identity film, there's another very exotic international film that Damon is also flirting with. That is the lead role in The Great Wall, the Legendary Pictures film the great Chinese helmer Zhang Yimou signed on to direct. Legendary Pictures principal Thomas Tull has been trying to mount the China-set epic for several years… Read
James Franco, Seth Rogen Celebrate Jimmy Fallon’s 40th In Their Birthday Suits: VIDEO
Jimmy Fallon announced yesterday on The Tonight Show that it was his 40th birthday, and that the staff got him a “special guest” to interview. Turned out it was Seth Rogen and James Franco jumping out of cake, with the latter giving it that extra Chippendales edge by shouting to Fallon, “You're under arrest!” The bonus? Stevie Wonder was rolled on stage performing a version of “Happy… Read
Box Office Friday: ‘Maze Runner’ Over $30M; Liam’s Leisurely ‘Walk’ To $14M; ‘Where I Leave You’ Stays Put At No. 3
UPDATED, Saturday 7:30 AM: This morning, The Maze Runner is right in line with our estimates last night, given that we think today will be a strong moviegoing time for this YA offering from Fox. While it looked much softer in matinees yesterday, we held off reporting because we knew that the audience for this picture was going to come out in the evening and late night showings. They did. If this gains tonight by around 10%, Fox will see the weekend end at $30M to $32M (as… Read
David Fincher Talks Boxed Heads, “Silliness” Of Movies & Breaking Rules At BAFTA Event
As awards season begins to roll out, BAFTA hosted director David Fincher for its Life in Pictures series tonight in London. The prestigious lineup of career interviews in the past has featured such talent as Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hanks.
Discussing a career on the big screen that has spanned nearly 25 years, Fincher waxed lyrical on his work past and present, engaging the industry audience — of whom many are not only BAFTA members but also Academy voters —… Read
‘The Blacklist’ Season 2: Hot TV Trailer
“Things are at a tipping point,” Red says in this preview of Season 2 of NBC's The Blacklist. James Spader's anti-hero and the FBI profilers he works with are still after the elusive ex-KGB operative Berlin (Peter Stormare), and the ante is upped by the arrival in town of the mysterious Lord Baltimore. But this guy isn't after Reddington; no, he's out to grab Liz (Megan Boone). And when he does, Berlin has just the bait to lure Red. Krysten Ritter and Mary-Louise Parker… Read
Roberto Orci’s ‘Star Trek 3′ Commitment Knocks Him Out Of ‘Power Rangers’ Pic
EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Orci has dropped out of Power Rangers because his Star Trek 3 directing obligation has created a scheduling conflict. He'll no longer be exec producer of the film. It doesn't change Lionsgate and Haim Saban's intention to release Power Rangers worldwide on July 22, 2016. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who penned the screenplays for X-Men: First Class and Thor, will continue to write the script. Saban, who hatched the Power Rangers franchise, is… Read
Duo Of Writers Sell Assassin & Auto-Theft Dramas Produced By Chris Morgan To Fox
Chris Morgan is backing two feature writers — Patrick Aison and Greg Russo — in their first network sales. Fox has bought both drama projects, from 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan's studio-based Chris Morgan Prods. The untitled Patrick Aison project centers on a vengeful young woman and a master assassin who form an unlikely partnership; as he teaches her the art of the kill, their personal lives become entangled. The Greg Russo project is set in the underground world of… Read
Shonda Rhimes Flames NYTimes TV Critic For “Angry Black Woman” Reference
New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley learned today that when you suggest that How To Get Away With Murder exec producer Shonda Rhimes call her autobiography How To Get Away With Being An Angry Black Woman because of Rhimes' ability to embrace "the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and [make] it enviable" — Rhimes will not simper like a flattered schoolgirl. She will torch you on Twitter:
Confused why @nytimes… Read
Aussie Thriller ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Sells To Magnolia: TIFF
EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia is closing a low-seven-figure deal on Kill Me Three Times, the Kriv Stenders-directed genre film that premiered at Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section. The James McFarland-scripted film has a strong cast. It stars Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Simon Pegg, and Sullivan Stapleton. Magnolia's plan is for a big theatrical push for a pic that's a raucous and violent ride in the spirit of films like Seven Psychopaths.
The tale… Read