Erika Alexander Joins ‘Bosch'; Malcolm Mays In ‘Snowfall’ Pilot
Erika Alexander has booked a season-long recurring arc on Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Alexander will play Connie Irving, a college professor and Deputy Chief Irving’s (Lance Reddick) wife who is concerned about furthering her husband’s career and keeping her police officer son safe. Bosch is a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's novels about a veteran homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Alexander will next be seen in the indie feature Brav… Read
‘Flesh And Bone’ “Rips Band-Aid Off” Ballet World – TCA
Ballet-themed movies Red Shoes, Black Swan and Center Stage did not hit the mark, says Moira Walley-Beckett, showrunner/EP of Starz's limited series Flesh And Bone, which follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.
"I think this is the first time we've really seen the underbelly of a ballet company,” she said at TCA today. “I feel like a lot of those movies have catered to the… Read
Bailee Madison, 15, To Produce ‘Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts Of Nantucket’ Pic
Bailee Madison will make her debut as a producer in the film Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts of Nantucket. The 15-year old will star in the pic as Annabelle Hooper, a budding mystery writer who is constantly on the lookout for her next bestseller. After stumbling upon a potential ghost hunting in her family's Nantucket vacation home, she enlist the help of her older brother Jake (Robert Capron) and friend Maddi to explore the world of the paranormal in an effort to find… Read
Rathergate Drama ‘Truth’ Gets October 16 Release Date From Sony Classics
Truth, the upcoming film based on the 2004 “Rathergate” scandal from Sony Pictures Classics, now has a release date aimed to prime the film for consideration during awards season. The pic starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will hit select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 16, with wide release to follow.
“Rathergate” refers to the drama surrounding the story, reported by Mary Mapes and Dan Rather for CBS, that President George W. Bush might have been… Read
‘Mr. Robinson’ Review: NBC’s Music Teacher Comedy Hits All The Wrong Notes
If Mr. Robinson is any indication, maybe NBC needs to vacate the comedy arena completely. Debuting on August 5 for a three-week, six-episode run, the series starring Craig Robinson and Peri Gilpin, as my video review above says, is distinctly unfunny and manages to swing from the nauseating way too nice to the unnecessarily mean-spirited with no rhyme or reason. Blessed with America's Got Talent as a lead-in, the most interesting thing otherwise about this summer burn-off… Read
Moviegoers Are Accepting The Mission To See ‘Rogue Nation'; Opening At $45M-$50M – Friday Box Office
2ND UPDATE, Friday: Like a flame to dynamite, the good word-of-mouth is about to explode for Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, thanks to those stellar reviews. Industry estimates are pegging the weekend opening in the high-$40Ms to $50M. Friday alone, with $4M in previews, is looking at $18M. That’s a decent stateside opening for the Christopher McQuarrie-directed film, which cost $150M, particularly since the Tom Cruise franchise title is expected… Read
Bruce Campbell Says ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Series Could Lead To More ‘Dead’ Movies – TCA
"This series will force us to make more movies," Bruce Campbell said today at the TCA session. "That's only 10 hours of programming; we need eight more movies," the Ash Vs. Evil Dead star joked about what the franchise's zealous fans would demand. "Making a fourth movie would work. … No matter what we give them, it will never be enough."
Onstage with Campbell, director and EP Sam Raimi — who helmed the original 1981 Evil Dead feature and two sequels — said he would be… Read
‘Robin Hood: Origins’ Shortlist: Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton, Nicholas Hoult In Mix For Lionsgate
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is looking to beat its rival Robin Hood projects to the punch by mining up-and-coming talent from across the pond for its Robin Hood: Origins. Rising Brit actor Taron Egerton is on the mini-major’s shortlist to head into Sherwood Forest, along with fellow Brits Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston and Irish-American actor Jack Reynor. The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brian is also believed to be under consideration. Scheduling is an issue for some of these hot young… Read
Jon Stewart Sets Final Guests For His Last Week On ‘The Daily Show’
Jon Stewart will likely go out laughing. The soon-to-be-former Daily Show host announced last night at the end of his show that his final guests next week will be Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K.
After 16 years as host, Stewart’s final Daily Show will air on Thursday, August 6. He didn’t mention who the final guest or guests will be for the finale.
"We're going to have a ball," Stewart said. "And I can't wait to show my appreciation at all the support and… Read
Jordana Brewster & Charlie Barnett Join ‘Secrets & Lies’ Season 2
Jordana Brewster and Charlie Barnett have joined the second season cast of ABC’s anthology crime drama series Secrets & Lies. Season 2 picks up with detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) investigating a new crime, the murder of Eric Warner's (Michael Ealy) wife.
Brewster will play Kate Warner,an accomplished attorney who runs the compliance department for the Warner family-owned private equity firm. Barnett plays Patrick Warner, the youngest child of private equity… Read
Jonathan Ames: ‘Blunt Talk’ Rushes In Where ‘Network’ Declined To Tread – TCA
Any references you see in Starz’s new comedy Blunt Talk to Paddy Chayefsky’s Network are entirely not coincidental, the show’s creator/exec producer Joanthan Ames told journalists at TCA this morning. Asked if there was a connection, Ames answered happily, “Very much so. I, in preparation for writing, rewatched Network. Network was wonderful — I wanted more Howard Beale.”
(For the one or two people reading who are not in the know: Chayefsky’s scathing mid-’70s sendup of… Read
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson Colonize Untitled Sci-Fi Romance For STX
Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from STX Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But… Read