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Why Antonio Banderas Was Reluctant To Portray Iconic Painter For ‘Genius: Picasso’ — Tribeca Studio

Catching the first season of National Geographic’s Genius—starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein—Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Antonio Banderas found what he considered “quality television,” not knowing at the time that the series from Ron Howard and Kenneth Biller would turn to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso for Season 2. “It taught me a lot of things about somebody that I thought I knew a lot about. In reality, I knew nothing about [Einstein’s] personal life… Read

Film

Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace Learn True Meaning Of ‘Stockholm’ Syndrome — Tribeca Studio

Working with Ethan Hawke on 2015’s Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, writer/director Robert Budreau was eager to work with the actor again, finding that opportunity with his Tribeca-premiering Stockholm. Given a 1975 New Yorker article by one of his L.A. producers, Bureau found here a most unusual and unexpected story, detailing the absurd incident—a hostage crisis at a Swedish bank—that resulted in the creation of the term “Stockholm Syndrome.” “I was really captivated… Read

Video

‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

Christopher Lennertz

“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new… Read

Film

‘The Hunt’: Universal Dates Blumhouse Political Thriller Written By Damon Lindelof For Fall 2019

Universal Pictures said today that its newly acquired politcal action-thriller The Hunt will hit theaters on September 27, 2019. The studio noted that Pearl Studio's animated comedy-adventure Everest, which Uni also is distributing, remains set to open that same day. Written by Damon Lindelof and his The Leftovers collaborator Nick Cuse and directed by Craig Zobol (Z for Zachariah, Compliance), The Hunt‘s plot details are under wraps. Jason Blum produces for his Blumhouse… Read

International

Netflix Unveils New Projects, Says It’s “A Voice For European Entertainment”

Netflix rolled out the red carpet at Rome's Villa Miani on Wednesday to unveil new projects and expound on its international ambitions. CEO Reed Hastings and CCO Ted Sarandos made brief appearances high above the Eternal City introducing a series of panels and announcements that revealed details of such upcoming offerings as a continuation of the Peabody Award winning true crime mini The Staircase; a documentary about the November 2013 Paris Attacks; a Julian Fellowes-penn… Read

International

‘Money Heist’: Netflix Confirms Part 3 Of Spanish-Language Phenomenon

Netflix has confirmed a third round of its most-watched non-English-language series, La Casa de Papel. Known outside Spanish-speaking markets as Money Heist, the next installment will be exclusively produced for the streaming service. The Spanish series' original creator, Alex Pina, is also returning for Part 3, which will run in 2019. Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP International Originals, made the announcement this morning at the See What's Next event in Rome. Álvaro Morte… Read

International

Netflix Sets Julian Fellowes-Penned Soccer Drama, German Event Series ‘The Wave’ & More

Busy Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is joining with Netflix and London- and LA-based 42 on a new series about the invention of modern football (soccer). The news emerged at Netflix's See What's Next event in Rome on Wednesday morning and was among a host of new projects announced. Netflix VP of International Originals Erik Barmack said the football project (aka The English Game) will be penned by Fellowes and examine how the game reached across class divides to… Read

International

Federation, Drama-Team To Co-Produce ‘The Grave’ From Omri Givon

Paris- and LA-based Federation Entertainment and Israel’s Drama-Team are partnering to co-produce mystery drama The Grave. The series hails from Omri Givon whose When Heroes Fly won the inaugural Canneseries top prize last week. Givon’s previous credits include Hostages, also produced by Drama-Team’s Chaim Sharir and Federation. Givon writes and will direct The Grave, an eight-part drama that begins shooting in Israel in November. Following an earthquake, three human… Read

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Cast & EP Talk Complexity Of Characters, Reveal Season 2 Premiere Date – The Contenders Emmys

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes will be back for a ten-episode second season on August 22, AT&T Audience Network told Deadline during the show’s panel at The Contenders Emmys. Director Jack Bender joined stars Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Holland Taylor to discuss the series’ first run. Speaking with Deadline’s Joe Utichi, Bender offered his first impressions of Mr. Mercedes. “When Stephen first sent me the galleys, I was thrilled,”… Read

International

Beta Film, Red Bull Media Hit ‘The Net’; Global Road Takes ‘Idiotest’ – MipTV

Beta Film and Red Bull Media House are launching high-end scripted project The Net. Inspired by true events, the ambitious series is planned as five standalone seasons of eight episodes each. It uses the world of soccer as a backdrop for the characters who experience the beautiful game not only as a dream factory, but also one of the largest organized crime enterprises in history. Based on a concept from Matthias Hartmann and Plinio Bachmann, the series aims to… Read

Business

‘Three Tall Women’ Review: Albee’s Late-Career Masterpiece Hits Broadway With Triple-Threat Cast

Nearly 30 years ago, when Edward Albee was explaining why he’d develop his new play Three Tall Women in Vienna, the great playwright excoriated New York’s commercial stage. Broadway, he said, was not our national theater, it was our national disgrace. Harsh in ’91, absurd beyond measure tonight with the premiere of Joe Mantello’s superb staging of the play’s long-in-coming Broadway premiere. Starring the redoubtable Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill, Albee’s… Read

Video

‘First Reformed’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke & Amanda Seyfried In Paul Schrader’s Crisis-Of-Faith Thriller

“Even a pastor needs a pastor.” Here’s the inaugural trailer for First Reformed, the thriller from writer-director Paul Schrader that sees Ethan Hawke have a crisis of faith after encouraging his son to join the military and then having to bury him six months later. “I know that nothing can change,” he says, “and I know there is no hope.” Here’s the logline: Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate… Read