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‘Russian Doll’ Producers Talk Creating New Bingeing Experience With Netflix Comedy – The Contenders Emmys
A series about reliving your death over and over again has the making for a great comedy but it also runs the risk of, as the premise suggests, repetitive. But the Netflix comedy Russian Doll steps up to the challenge with co-creators, executive producers and writers Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne…
Leslye Headland, Will Ferrell And Red Wagon Team At HBO Films For FIFA Hustler Story ‘American Huckster’
EXCLUSIVE: Leslye Headland is rewriting to direct for HBO Films a picture based on American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich from-and Sold Out-the Most Powerful Cabal in World Sports. Will Ferrell is attached to star as Blazer, a hustler from Queens who managed to wheel and deal his way to the top of FIFA, the…
Set to the tune of “Crimson and Clover”, the new trailer for the Netflix comedy Russian Doll starts over not once, not twice, but three times… and it makes sense considering the main character relives death on an endless loop.
Netflix, Sugar23 & Anonymous Content Set Leslye Headland To Adapt & Direct Thriller ‘Tell Me Everything’
Netflix preemptively swooped on screen rights to the project earlier this year. It’s based on Cambria Brockman’s debut novel…
Netflix has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy (fka Russian Doll) from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People) and Amy Poehler, with Lyonne attached to star.
Co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, the comedy follows a youn…
EXCLUSIVE: STX has just optioned the spec The New Neighbors for Leslye Headland to direct. The psychological revenge thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train was co-written by Headland and David Schickler, co-creator and an executive producer of the Cinemax drama Banshee.
The story is about a couple…
By Anita Busch
After announcing a script deal in March, TV Land has ordered a pilot for Heathers, a dark comedy series based on the cult 1988 film. Leslye Headland (Sleeping With Other People, Bachelorette) is attached to direct, and the pilot is expected to shoot later this fall.
Reimagined as an anthology, Heathers will be set in…
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It’s boom time for ’50s mistress of intrigue Patricia Highsmith: Her roman à clef The Price Of Salt was most recently filmed as the acclaimed Cate Blanchett vehicle Carol, as The Talented Mr Ripley was, earlier, for Matt Damon. Now her Dostoevskian novel Strangers On A Train, concerned with the moral and practical…
Leslye Headland, the writer-director whose latest feature film was this summer’s Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People, is set to make her pilot directing debut. She has closed to helm ABC’s untitled Weeks/Mackay pilot, a lesbian-straight duo comedy from writers Ed Weeks and Hannah Macka…
The Bachelorette writer-director Leslye Headland will write a single-camera comedy for NBC, in which a failed political blogger restarts her life in NYC as the "sex" editor for a prestigious and provocative women's magazine. The project counts Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and Ruben Fleischer among…
Writer-director Leslye Headland’s follow-up to her comedy Bachelorette has added Amanda Peet, The League‘s Jason Mantzoukas, and Natasha Lyonne to its cast as filming ramps up for a June NYC shoot. Sleeping With Other People stars Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as a womanizer and a serial cheater who form a platonic…
By Jen Yamato
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