Working Title Television Sets Drama Projects At Fox, ABC & NBC
In Working Title Television’s first development season since Andrew Stearn joined as president, the company — a joint venture with NBCU International Studios, which is overseen by Michael Edelstein, and Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner — has set up three broadcast drama series projects: an adaptation of James Renner’s book The Man From Primrose Lane at Fox with feature director-producer Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes); the Bermuda triangle-themed Triangl… Read
Alessandro Nivola In Talks To Join Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams In ‘Disobedience’
EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola is in talks to join the cast of Disobedience, the Sebastian Lelio-directed drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams and based on Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel.
Nivola will play McAdams’ husband, an orthodox rabbi in North London whose marriage is threatened by his wife’s forbidden romance with a lapsed Jewish woman (Weisz) returning to the community after years of self-imposed exile. The pic is being produced by Weisz, Element Pictures’ Ed… Read
DGA Awards: Thomas Schlamme & Marie Cantin Set For Special Honors
The Directors Guild has set Thomas Schlamme and Marie Cantin for its 2017 special DGA Awards recognizing extraordinary contribution to the guild. The pair will be honored at the 69th annual DGA Awards on February 4 at the Beverly Hilton.
Schlamme, a six-time Emmy winner who is the DGA's Third Vice President and has been on the guild's National Board since 2005, will receive the Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary service to the guild and to its membership. Cantin… Read
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer Seizes 100M Views Online
Paramount’s trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight has clocked 100 million views since its drop on Monday. A first look at the film was released during ESPN’s Monday Night Football and quickly has became the Melrose lot’s biggest trailer launch to date.
Back in early November, Paramount’s January release XXX: The Return of Xander Cage also was widely viewed online, drawing 100M in two days.
The Transformers trailer saw 93.6M views in its first 24 hours… Read
‘The Mick’ Special Premiere To Air In All Time Zones Following January 1 NFL Doubleheader
Folks on the West Coast also will get to see the special premiere of Fox’s new comedy series The Mick, along with other U.S. time zones, immediately following the NFL doubleheader on January 1.
The premiere episode will air from 8-8:30 PM ET and 5-5:30 PM PT, immediately the NFL games and The OT on Fox. The episode then will encore that same night in the Pacific time zone at 8 PM and the Mountain time zone at 7 PM. The series will make its time period premiere with an… Read
Adam Driver Goes From New Jersey Bus Driver To 17th Century Jesuit Priest & Doesn’t Miss A Beat: The Actor’s Side
These are good times for Adam Driver, who recently sat down for an interview for my video series, The Actor’s Side. On Sunday he was named Best Actor of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for the Jim Jarmusch film Paterson, a wonderfully quirky, meditative look at the life of a bus driver who also writes poetry. It’s a deceptively simple-looking performance by Driver in a movie that’s more profound and complex than you imagined. Driver began earning high… Read
Scaling ‘The Great Wall’: Has Legendary Built A New China-Hollywood Model?
Legendary’s The Great Wall will have its unveiling in China next week — and by most accounts, we may just be able to see the grosses from space. Anticipation is at a peak for the film directed by Oscar-nominee Zhang Yimou and starring Oscar-winner Matt Damon. It also marks the kick-off in earnest of Thomas Tull’s Legendary East and comes after China giant Wanda acquired Legendary in January this year. The action fantasy, which Universal is distributing in the rest of the… Read
‘One Day At A Time’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix Remake Of Norman Lear Comedy
This is it. Netflix has released the first trailer for One Day at a Time, its reimagining of the classic 1975-84 sitcom co-created by Norman Lear, who is an EP on the new version.
Going live January 6 on the streaming service, the comedy revolves around Cuban-American family led by a recently separated, military-veteran mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter (Isabella Gomez) and socially adept tween son (Marcel Ruiz)… Read
‘Please Like Me’ Season 4 Lands At Hulu
On the heels of acquiring exclusive SVOD rights to Australian comedy Please Like Me, Hulu has picked up the fourth season of the critically praised series for the U.S.
The Participant Media original series, which previously aired on Participant’s Pivot network, will debut its fourth season in the U.S. on Hulu early next year. Under the new deal, all six episodes of the latest season, as well as the complete series to date, will be available to stream, only on… Read
The Trial Of Haskell Wexler: Before His Death, The Great Cinematographer Stood Accused By His Union
Haskell Wexler, the two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer, fought for the rights of working men and women his entire life. But before he died last December, he was brought up on charges by his own union in the last big fight of his life – for safety on the set. This is the untold story of a Hollywood legend's battle against the union he loved to make the industry a safer place to work.
"Brother Wexler," the letter from the Cinematographers Guild began. "You are hereby… Read
Kirk Douglas Celebrates 100th Birthday With New Book Written With Wife Anne
Kirk Douglas turns 100 on Friday, and he has found the perfect gift to celebrate. Running Press later today officially will announcing the May 2 publication of a new book, Douglas’ 12th, written with his wife of 62 years, Anne Buydens Douglas, called Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.
The book isn’t quite ready yet to hand out at Friday’s afternoon tea party for 150 or so close friends and associates that son Michael and his wife… Read
‘The King’s Choice’ Helmer Erik Poppe On His Vivid Re-Creation Of “The Most Dramatic Days In Norway’s History”
Selected as Norway’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Erik Poppe’s docudrama The King’s Choice made headlines last month when Norway’s Crown Prince and Crown Princess arrived in Toronto for a glitzy screening of the celebrated film. Breaking Norwegian box office records and making an impression stateside, The King’s Choice examines the events of April 9 1940, when the German war machine descended on the city of Oslo, leaving the Norwegian King with a disturbing… Read