Mary Elizabeth Winstead On The Nine Lives Of Nikki Swango In ‘Fargo’ – Emmys Q&A
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Fargo‘s Season 3 finale.
After turning heads and winning praise for her turn as a struggling alcoholic in the indie film Smashed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead raises her game as a damsel who absolutely refuses to be in distress in the third season of FX’s Fargo. During FX’s TCA session in January, a Fargo sizzle reel played set to the tune of the David Bowie-narrated Peter and the Wolf. Winstead’s character, ex-con Nikki Swango… Read
‘13 Reasons Why’ Actor Steven Silver Boards John Stahlberg Jr.’s Comedy ‘Beef’
EXCLUSIVE: Steven Silver, who co-starred in Netflix’s controversial hit series 13 Reasons Why, has joined Thomas Mann, Jai Courtney, and Timothy Olyphant in Beef, the dark comedy directed by John Stahlberg Jr. The screenplay comes from Jeff Lock’s 2014 Black List script.
The pic follows Jason (Mann), a general manager at a fast food restaurant called Beefy's, who, in hopes escaping his bleak small town, makes a $10,000 bet that was supposed to be a sure thing. When he… Read
Johnny Depp Apologizes For Presidential Assassination Quip
Johnny Depp has apologized for his statement made during his appearance Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, where he joked about presidential assassination.
He told People magazine today that he “intended no malice” and “was only trying to amuse.”
"I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," he said in the statement. "It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse… Read
Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ & Lionsgate Hit With Copyright Lawsuit By Journalist
Already slammed by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and long time Tupac Shakur pal Jada Pinkett Smith, the All Eyez On Me biopic of the hip hop icon is now taking hits in court today with a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in federal court.
Claiming that significant portions of the film is based on interviews he did with the deceased Poetic Justice star over 20-years ago, former VIBE journalist Kevin Powell wants the June 16 debuting Lionsgate distributed feature pulled from… Read
‘My Dinner With Hervé’: First-Look Photo Of Peter Dinklage As Hervé Villechaize In HBO Movie
HBO Films has released a first-look photo from My Dinner With Hervé, a Sacha Gervasi movie starring Game Of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage and Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan.
The pic below features Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize and Dornan as journalist Danny Tate circa 1993.
Written by Gervasi based on a story by him and Sean Macaulay and directed by Gervasi, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling… Read
Audience Member Shouts “Let’s Hear It For Women Producers!” As Broadway’s Tony-Winning ‘Indecent’ Extends Run
Actor Richard Topol stepped forward last night on the stage of Broadway’s Cort Theatre at the end of Indecent to share some news with the audience. A few hours earlier, producer Daryl Roth said that plans to close the show June 25 had been rescinded. The run has been extended through August 6. “Tell everyone you know,” Topol implored the customers. And someone shouted back, “Let’s hear it for women producers!”
Even with the boasting rights two Tony Awards confer (for… Read
Limited Series In Works Based On New Evidence Of Clutter Family Murders, Basis For Capote Bestseller ‘In Cold Blood’
EXCLUSIVE: After new evidence emerged in the 1959 murders of the Herbert Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood, Glass Entertainment Group and Daniel H. Birman Productions have joined to produce a limited series based on what is one of the most famous crime stories in American history. This is the second series that we know of that is re-examining these murders. The other coming this fall is from documentarian Joe Berlinger and Sundance TV which… Read
George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Gets Syfy Pilot Order, Hypnotic & UCP Produce
Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for Nightflyers, a supernatural thriller based on the novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and the 1987 film. Additionally, I hear that the project, from Universal Cable Prods. and studio-based Hypnotic (USA’s Suits), is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in preparation for a potential series pickup.
Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) wrote the adaptation of Nightflyers, which is set in the future on… Read
Abigail Disney’s Fork Films Gives Out Grants To Help Complete 16 Documentaries
EXCLUSIVE: Fork Films has given out grants to 16 documentaries chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants looking to complete films in various stages of development. The grants went projects that promote peacebuilding, human rights and social justice; the focus is to help women behind or in front of the camera complete their films. The total in grant money was $515K this year, and the film company has given out more than $4M in grants and investments to nearly 90… Read
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Dawns With $48M In China – International Box Office
Refresh for latest…: Rolling out in 41 overseas markets this weekend, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight opened in China today with an estimated $47.9M (RMB 330.76M). That's 69% above Transformers: Age Of Extinction's June 27, 2014 bow in local currency. Par puts the opening day for Last Knight at No. 3 for an import ever in the Middle Kingdom (including Thursday’s midnight shows). The debut sets the film on track for a $100M+ weekend launch there.
We are waiting… Read
China 3D Fantasy Pic ‘Once Upon A Time’ To Hit U.S. Via Well Go USA
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Once Upon A Time, the 3D fantasy romance from China’s Alibaba Pictures that IM Global acquired to handle worldwide sales at Cannes this year. The film will get an August 11 U.S. theatrical bow this summer in the original 3D format, in Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles. A digital and home video release will follow.
Co-directed by Anthony Molinara and House Of Flying Daggers' cinematographer Zhao… Read
White House Condemns Johnny Depp’s Presidential Assassination Remark: “Sad”
TV news outlets updated their coverage of Johnny Depp’s remarks about presidential assassination, with the White House statement on his rhetoric:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean… Read