Isabelle Huppert & Michael Haneke On Their ‘Happy End’ – Cannes Studio
Teaming for the fourth time, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and Oscar winner Michael Haneke are back at the Cannes Film Festival where it all started. That was back in 2001 with The Piano Teacher, for which Haneke took the Grand Jury Prize and Huppert Best Actress. This year, their Happy End is in Competition, and were it to win the Palme d’Or, would make Haneke the only filmmaker ever to score three of those trophies. He last won in 2012 for Amour (in which Huppert… Read
Red Nose Day Actually: ‘Love Actually’ Short-Film Sequel With Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy & More
We’ve gotten a look at the long-awaited Love Actually short film sequel which aired last night on NBC’s Red Nose Day special.
The short, which originally aired two months ago as part of the UK’s Red Nose Day, features familiar faces from the original film, including Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster back on the Thames park bench. We see Keira Knightley opening her front door to Andrew Lincoln and his cue cards (“How do you like the beard?”; yes, the characters have… Read
Montenegro Prime Minister Got Between Donald Trump And Camera At NATO Summit
Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic made the mistake of getting between President Donald Trump and a camera at Trump’s first joint meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels. TV journalists – and a British novelist – were morbidly fascinated about Trump throwing his weight around and that sharp-elbowed diplomacy abounded. And a good time was had by all.
In the video, which tore across TV for a good chunk of Thursday, Markovic seemed taken aback but then realized it was… Read
Ron Howard On Directing ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’: The Contenders Emmys Video
Director-producer Ron Howard did double duty at last month’s big all-day Deadline event, The Contenders Emmys, which took place at the DGA Theatre in front of a packed audience of TV Academy voters. Previously we posted his discussion about the new series Genius his company Imagine is making, and now here is my conversation with the Oscar winner about the making of what is only his second documentary ever, Hulu’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years, which… Read
‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Promo: Vague About Details, Mum On Vladimir Putin
NBC began tonight to run promos for its new Megyn Kelly newsmag, on Nightly News with Lester Holt.
Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly debuts Sunday, June 4 at 7 PM. Sundays at 7 is, not coincidentally, longtime berth for 60 Minutes. But the CBS juggernaut usually airs repeats between May and September, which NBC News hopes means all those Sunday newsmag junkies looking for new material will turn to Kelly. Additonally, she will be in Russia, moderating a session with… Read
‘Kingdom’ & ‘Bloodline’ Final Seasons Review: Strong Shows Go Out Swinging
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, let's call it a tale of two series coming to a close, with the third and final season of Bloodline launching on Netflix late tonight, and the third and final season of Kingdom debuting on AT&T's Audience on May 31. And, let’s be clear, you should make sure both get a proper send-off.
Though the former has been planned for a while and the latter saw the plug pulled suddenly only last month, the respective conclusions of both the Todd A… Read
‘Nashville’ Midseason Trailer: “That’s The Door Slamming On My Career”
We’re getting a look at what’s coming up in the second half of Nashville Season 5, and there’s a lot happening.
Season 5B picks up ten weeks after the midseason finale with Maddie’s (Lennon Stella) career starting to take off, as Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) struggles (“That’s the door slamming on my career.”). Scarlett (Clare Bowen) is pregnant and uncertain of the identity of the father. Deacon (Charles Esten) is fighting to keep Highway 65 afloat, but here comes… Read
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Hits Amazon Prime Post-Theatrical
Amazon will bring Steven Soderbergh's new Channing Tatum heist comedy Logan Lucky to its Prime Video customers during the movie’s exclusive first-run US streaming window, Amazon said today.
Logan Lucky hits theaters August 18, 2017 and is expected to be released on Prime Video during the first quarter of 2018. Amazon has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Soderbergh’s Fingerprint Releasing on theatrical film projects.
Soderbergh formed film distributor… Read
Sony Pictures Classics Lands Watergate Scandal Film ‘The Silent Man’; Liam Neeson As ‘Deep Throat’ Mark Felt
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has landed North American rights to The Silent Man, the Peter Landesman-directed film that stars Liam Neeson as Mark Felt. The longtime FBI No. 2 man under J. Edgar Hoover, Felt will go down in history as Deep Throat, the nickname of the whistle blower and primary source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they uncovered the Watergate scandal that toppled the Nixon administration. In the backdrop of the recent… Read
‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Discovery Alex Sharp Makes His Croisette Debut – Cannes
Few who saw Alex Sharp in the Broadway transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time did not immediately mark him out as a talent to keep an eye on. He makes his feature debut in the Cannes out-of-competition title How to Talk to Girls at Parties, alongside Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, and is experiencing the full force of the Croisette; throwing up V signs on the tapis rouge for the punk-themed sci-fi mind bender based on a Neil Gaiman short story.
‘Wind River’ Gives Jeremy Renner More To Talk About Than Hawkeye – Cannes Studio
This is the third year in a row that Taylor Sheridan has a film in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. But the Sicario and Hell Or High Water writer is making his Croisette debut as director with Wind River. An unfinished version of the timely thriller centered around the continued injustice toward Native Americans premiered at Sundance in January. Its final cut premiered in Un Certain Regard here to a lengthy standing ovation.
The story follows a game… Read
‘Queen Sugar’ Creator Ava DuVernay On Finding A Place To Breathe – The Contenders Emmys Video
"We're trying to do something different with this and I need a place where I can breathe and do that," Ava DuVernay said of the family drama Queen Sugar, and why OWN was the best place for the series toplined by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Rutina Wesley. "We need a place where we can have black people in the South, where the matriarch of the family is a waitress and one of the three major characters is a formerly incarcerated man," the Oscar-nominated director… Read