Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 1: Ethan Hawke, Common, Antonio Banderas, Noomi Rapace, & More
Deadline’s studio at the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off the first of five talent-filled days at the NYC fest with visits by Antonio Banderas and Alex Rich (Genius: Picasso), Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace (Stockholm), Common (Blue Night), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video interviews from Tribeca 2018.
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‘Ghost Wars’ Canceled After One Season At Syfy
Syfy has canceled the horror series Ghost Wars after its debut 13-episode season, Deadline has confirmed. The series premiered in October 2017.
Created by Simon Barry (Continuum, Van Helsing), Ghost Wars was an acquisition title for the cable network. Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) who must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons if he's to harness… Read
Robert De Niro And Bradley Cooper Swap Stories, With An Unplanned Assist From David O. Russell – Tribeca
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro shared a halting but affectionate hour onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival this evening, with director David O. Russell joining them halfway through to keep the dialogue going.
The conversation, which was live-streamed on Facebook, focused mostly on the work the two actors have done together, including films like Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. The talk also included a lot of reflection on their experiences as… Read
Mike Myers Remembers Verne Troyer: “He Will Be Greatly Missed”
In the wake of the death of Verne Troyer, Mike Myers, who starred with the actor in the Austin Powers films, came forward to remember the actor in a statement given to Deadline.
"Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him,” said Myers. “It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed."
Troyer starred in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in… Read
Sylvester Stallone Asks Trump To Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson – President Considers It
One of the stranger stories of Saturday was President Trump’s declaration that he is now taking advice from actor Sylvester Stallone.
“Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” Trump tweeted earlier today. “His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!”
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James Cameron Speaks Out On New AMC Sci Fi Series, Oscar Snubs, A Return To ‘Terminator’, And The Effect Of Fox/Disney Merger On ‘Avatar’ Sequels
During a press opportunity this morning for his new six-part TV series, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (4/30) director James Cameron let loose on the current “politicizing of science”, his commitment to four Avatar sequels and the effect of the Fox/Disney proposed merger on them, the need for rethinking the themes in his upcoming return to Terminator, and why Oscar may have a prejudice against sci-fi films.
Speaking to journalists at the… Read
‘Maine’ Clip: Tribeca Drama Explores Self Discovery, Love In Nature
Nature is a place to disconnect from Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube and all other tech-based distractions of the world so that you can find yourself — which probably makes you more open to newfound love. Written and directed by Matthew Brown, Maine explores exactly that as a married woman named Bluebird (Laia Costa) goes on a hike by herself and connects with a younger man named Lake (Thomas Mann).
In the clip above, we see their flirty food fight while they pick berries… Read
‘Braid’ Clip: A Demented Game Is Afoot In Mitzi Peirone’s Tribeca Thriller
From the get go, the new clip from Mitzi Peirone's thriller Braid is wildly haunting as Handmaid’s Tale actress Madeline Brewer as a woman named Daphne who reunites with her childhood friends who have since become drug dealers. As she plays host to her friends, they begin to play a game, but as it becomes clear that Daphne is in a disturbing mental state, the game make-believe turns into a twisted, demented maze of hallucinations, role play, torture…and murder.
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Verne Troyer Dies: ‘Austin Powers’ Actor Was 49
Actor Verne Troyer, best known for his role as “Mini-me” in the Austin Powers film comedies, has died. He was 49 and no cause of death was revealed.
He reportedly had been hospitalized on life support after being remanded by police earlier this month upon friends reporting that he was inebriated and suicidal, according to TMZ. He was eventually treated for alcohol poisoning.
Troyer was born with achondroplasia dwarfism, a genetic disorder, and was considered one of the… Read
The Week In Deadline Video & Podcasts: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Darren Criss, Frankie Shaw
Fresh off of Deadline’s Emmy Contenders event, this week’s slate of video series and podcast featured a roster of guests that have delivered some impressive performances on television in the past year.
Maggie Gyllenhaal talked to Pete Hammond on The Actor’s Side about HBO's The Deuce, the edgy series about the explosion of porn in the early 1970s in New York City. The Oscar-nominated actress plays a hooker named Candy who gets sucked into this world and becomes a porn… Read
Avicii Death Examinations Yield “No Criminal Suspicion” – Oman Police
Post-mortem exams following the unexpected death of EDM star Avicii have yielded "no criminal suspicion," according to reports citing Oman police sources.
The Swedish star – real name Tim Bergling – died at a Muscat Hills resort yesterday at age 28. Two post-mortem examinations have been conducted so far, with authorities apparently ruling out foul play or other criminal activities.
His older brother, David, has arrived in Oman, reports state. Avicii had suffered from… Read
Trump Rides Again: President Continues Saturday Tweetstorm
President Trump claimed earlier today that he was going to the southern White House to watch the televised funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. But he evidently has his handheld with him while he takes in the ceremony, as a second round of Saturday tweets has emerged.
In the latest, Trump promises the long-awaited pardon of former boxing champion Jack Johnson, the issue of whether former FBI director James Comey’s memos are classified, and the back-and-forth… Read