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Elvis TV Series Being Developed by Priscilla Presley and Harvey Weinstein

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Empire Online reports Weinstein Television is developing an Elvis Presley biopic TV series. According to the report, it will be the first to shoot at the King's home, Graceland.Ex-wife Priscilla Presley is collaborating on the series. The production will have access to the Elvis archives stored stored at the Memphis manse. The 1982 book, Elvis, by Dave Marsh, is reportedly the primary source material.Read More… »

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The Weinstein Company to explore the life of Elvis Presley with TV biopic

25 September 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Weinstein Company is set to explore the life of the King of Rock n Roll with an Elvis Presley biopic which is being produced in full partnership with the Presley Estate, and Priscilla Presley on board as an executive producer alongside Harvey Weinstein and Jerry Schilling.

The eight-to-ten part series is based upon author Dave Marsh’s 1982 book Elvis and will be shot at Graceland, with the producers receiving full access to Elvis’ personal archives, including his journals and clothing.

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla Presley. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”

“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’,” added Harvey Weinstein. “He is »

- Gary Collinson

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016: week one, show two – as it happened

24 September 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It’s Ed Balls time! But did his first dance win over the judges? We followed the action as the remaining nine couples danced for the first time

7.58pm BST

So that’s It for Week One! Some great performances over the last couple of nights, this is lining up to be a corker of a series. Next week’s show kicks off at 6.20pm, and it’s a two hour dance marathon so bring plenty of supplies.

Thank you everyone who joined in this evening, am off to drink wine and read your comments. Come and say hello @heidistephens on Twitter if you’re passing, otherwise I’ll see you on Wednesday for Bake Off, or next Saturday for Strictly! Have a great week, Hx

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Goodness there’s a lot of them. The beginning of a new Strictly season always feels a bit overwhelming, can’t we »

- Heidi Stephens

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Full Release Details for Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-tep Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

22 September 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory hails to the king, baby, with their upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep. Ahead of the Blu-ray's November 8th release, its full list of special features have been revealed, including new interviews with Bruce CampbellRobert Kurtzman, and Coscarelli, as well as a new audio commentary with legendary author Joe R. Lansdale (whose 2002 novella is the source material for the Bubba Ho-Tep film).

Press Release: The Shady Rest retirement home is about to get all shook up with a new resident: a broken-down and eccentric old geezer claiming to be the King of Rock’N’Roll himself! Loyal fans of horror master Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, The Beastmaster, John Dies At The End!) know well the uproarious horror comedy from his 2002 cult classic Bubba Ho-tep. Written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on the Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, »

- Derek Anderson

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Weinstein Television Is Developing A Groundbreaking Elvis Biopic

22 September 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2017 will see the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and it is presumably this milestone that Weinstein Television is aiming for with a high profile biopic of the legendary entertainer. Elvis will be groundbreaking, in that it will see the company partner with the Presley Estate, along with Priscilla Presley (widow of Elvis), Jerry Schilling (member of Presley’s entourage), Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser (also of The Weinstein Company) as executive producers.

The 8-10 episode event will be based on the book Elvis, by Dave Marsh – a comprehensive study of the life and times of the man who changed music and pop culture forever. But, it is the unprecedented access to the star’s Graceland property, his private journals, and his personal effects that will make this project truly unique. Evidently, this type of opportunity has never before been provided.

In announcing the project, Priscilla Presley gave »

- Sarah Myles

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Curtis Hanson: A Craftsman Who, in Two Movies, Touched Greatness

21 September 2016 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directing movies, Quentin Tarantino has said, “is a young man’s game. Directors don’t really get better as they get older…I’ve been studying all these directors’ careers, and boy, you tell me the one I haven’t thought of and I’ll bow my head.” Tarantino is right. For the most part, directors don’t get better as they get older. (The rare ones remain just as good.) There are exceptions to that rule, however, and none may be more dramatic, in its way, than the career of Curtis Hanson, who died Tuesday at 71.

For a long time, he worked under the radar. Then, in his forties, when he’d achieved a certain medium-grade commercial success, it was for making a handful of serviceable if not exactly indelible genre movies: the yuppie exploitation noir “Bad Influence” (1990), which played — with an entertaining hint of crassness — off the Rob Lowe sex-tape scandal. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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New Elvis Presley Biopic Series to Be Shot at Graceland

21 September 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A fictional series chronicling the life of Elvis Presley is in the works from The Weinstein Company in association with the late singer’s estate. The series will be based on the book “Elvis” by David Marsh and will be the first-ever TV series to be shot at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. “I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein‘s independent films,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world. »

- Linda Ge

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Elvis Presley Biopic Being Shot at Graceland From Weinstein TV

21 September 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Weinstein Television is developing the first-ever scripted Elvis Presley television biopic to be shot at Graceland, the company announced on Wednesday.

The eight to ten part series will explore every aspect of the King of Rock n’ Roll’s life with access to Elvis’ personal archives including journals, clothing, automobiles and Graceland. The project is based on the 1982 book “Elvis” by author Dave Marsh.

Priscilla Presley, the former wife of Elvis, is attached as an executive producer, and the production is working in full partnership with the Presley Estate. Harvey Weinstein and Jerry Schilling will also exec produce.

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla Presley. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”

No network is currently attached to this Elvis project, but »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Weinstein Company In Deal For Elvis Presley Event TV Series; 1st To Film In Graceland

21 September 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Weinstein Television has made an unprecedented partnership deal with the Elvis Presley estate to create an eight- to 10-part television biopic that will allow them all music rights and the opportunity to be first to shoot in the singer’s Graceland home, with cameras also able to access The King’s automobiles, clothes and jets. The series, which has the Dave Marsh book Elvis as a resource as well as archives that include Presley’s personal journals, will get… »

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Weinstein Company In Deal For Elvis Presley Event TV Series; 1st To Film In Graceland

21 September 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Weinstein Television has made an unprecedented partnership deal with the Elvis Presley estate to create an eight- to 10-part television biopic that will allow them all music rights and the opportunity to be first to shoot in the singer’s Graceland home, with cameras also able to access The King’s automobiles, clothes and jets. The series, which has the Dave Marsh book Elvis as a resource as well as archives that include Presley’s personal journals, will get… »

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Theatre Review: Save The Last Dance For Me (UK Tour)

21 September 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Save The Last Dance For Me review (UK Tour): It’s back to the British seaside of yesteryear in this foot-tapping new musical from the creatives behind Dreamboats and Petticoats.

Save The Last Dance For Me review by Katey Thompson, September 2016.

Save The Last Dance For Me review

Save The Last Dance waltzes you back to an era of typical British seaside holidays, with candy floss, ice creams and rock and roll. The production, written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, surrounds you with the instantly recognisable songs from bands of the day, including The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Ben E King and Booker T and the MGs.

The show opens with Jennifer (Lola Saunders) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter) planning their first summer holiday without their parents in uptown Lowestoft. They have wildly different ideas of what their perfect summer holiday would be and find anything but what they had imagined. »

- Katey Thompson

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Weinstein Television plots 'Elvis' TV biopic

20 September 2016 9:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Harvey Weinstein is partnering with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television episodic based on the legendary singer’s life.

The eight-ten part series will dig into every aspect of Presley’s life and with the cooperation of the estate will get access to personal archives including journals, clothing, cars and unprecedented access for a scripted series to the Graceland home.

The series will be based on the book Elvis by Dave Marsh.

Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser will serve as executive producers.

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla Presley. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”

“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’,” said Weinstein. “He is »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jared Leto to play Andy Warhol in new biopic

20 September 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Sep 21, 2016

Cinema's latest The Joker is taking on the life of Andy Warhol for his next project...

Fresh of his surprisingly limited screentime playing The Joker in this summer’s Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is getting right back into the soup, Campbell’s Soup that is. Leto, who won an Oscar for 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, has signed on to play Andy Warhol in a new film called Warhol.

The film will be based on author Victor Bockris's 1989 book Warhol: The Biography. The screenplay will be written by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter and Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl creator Terence Winter.

Leto will co-produce Warhol with Winter and Michael De Luca, who produced Oscar-winning and -nominated films like The Social Network and Captain Phillips.

Andy Warhol was, of course, an art provocateur. He took New York City’s art world and club scene by storm throughout the 1960s. »

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Jared Leto to Star in Andy Warhol Biopic

20 September 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jared Leto is starring in and producing an Andy Warhol biopic, titled “Warhol,” about the pop artist and cultural icon.

Michael De Luca, whose credits include “the Social Network,” “Captain Phillips” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” is also producing through his Michael De Luca Productions.

Terence Winter, best known for his work on “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” is adapting the script, based on the Victor Bockris 1989 book “Warhol: The Biography.”

Warhol began exhibiting his work during the 1950s. He’s best known for his painting of significant American objects such as dollar bills, mushroom clouds, electric chairs, Campbell’s Soup Cans and Coca-Cola bottles along with celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Warhol is also credited with coining the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” He also created the popular art studio The Factory in New York City and managed Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground.

Warhol was openly gay. »

- Dave McNary

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How Freddy Krueger Found the Perfect Luke Skywalker for Star Wars

19 September 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are still a lot of untold stories to be discovered about director George Lucas' original 1977 Star Wars. And today, we get to hear one of the cooler ones. Apparently we can thank Freddy Krueger for finding the perfect Luke Skywalker, as it was actor Robert Englund who helped set up Mark Hamill with his Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope audition. It's a small piece of the puzzle that is amazing to hear, and equally important to the universe as it has been laid out over the past forty years. Especially as we head into Star Wars: Episode VIII, which features Mark Hamill's Jedi Master as the secondary lead.

Back in the 70s, Mark Hamill and Robert Englund were friends, though not the cultural icons they are now. As it turns out, Englund played an important role in getting Mark Hamill in to audition for George Lucas. »

- MovieWeb

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5 Things to Know About America's Got Talent Winner Grace Vanderwaal

15 September 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Within a few seconds of Grace Vanderwaal stepping on the America's Got Talent stage, the nation fell in love with the 12-year-old singer. From the original song she performed at her initial audition to her charming disposition, it was clear very early on that Vanderwaal was going far. On Wednesday, the musical phenom was announced as the winner of season 11 of the reality competition show, clinching the million dollar prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas. And most of her friends at school didn't even know she sang! Find out more about the talented young entertainer below.1. She taught »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Jerry Lee Lewis Sues His Son-in-Law for $1 Million Over ‘Untrue and Outrageous’ Facebook Posts

8 September 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Great balls of fire — there’s a family feud exploding among Jerry Lee Lewis’ clan, and it’s spilling into the legal system. Rock ‘n’ roll legend Lewis — along with his wife Judith, daughter Lori and son Jerry Lee Lewis III — have filed suit against Ezekiel Loftin, the husband of Lewis’ daughter Phoebe. Lewis and his relatives are suing over “untrue and outrageous” Facebook posts allegedly made by Loftin — and they want $1 million in damages. Also Read: Elvis Presley's Estate Wants His Lincoln Continental Back “Defendant uses his marriage to Phoebe Lewis to garner fame and notoriety as the son-in-law. »

- Tim Kenneally

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On this day in pop culture history: Eric Clapton joined The Beatles for a day

6 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On September 6, 1968, Eric Clapton joined The Beatles for a day. It was for the recording of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The George Harrison-penned song now famously features lead guitar by Clapton, though he wasn’t officially credited on The White Album where the song appeared. The Beatles had made a couple attempts to record “Guitar Gently Weeps” earlier that year, in July and also an electric version on September 5. None of those arrangements were quite coming together. “They weren’t taking it seriously,” Harrison later said of his bandmates. There was already a great deal of of conflict among the group by this point. The next day, Harrison was giving Clapton a ride from Surrey to London, and he asked Clapton to play on the track. Clapton at first balked at the idea, saying “Nobody [else] ever plays on the Beatles’ records.” But he eventually agreed to join the »

- Emily Rome

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New Special Features Revealed for Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

1 September 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many horror fans have already been looking forward to Scream Factory's October 18th Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and now a few new special features have been announced for the second disc to ramp up the anticipation even more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. As previously announced, on October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand will celebrate the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over three hours of bonus material. New bonus feature content includes audio commentary with director Tom Holland, behind-the-scenes special effects footage and interviews with cast and crew.

Scream Factory is offering a limited edition set complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover and “Good Guys »

- Derek Anderson

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30 years ago today: ‘Watchmen’ changed comics

31 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“Who watches the Watchmen?” It was 30 years ago that the comic that would change comics first hit shelves. Watchmen issue #1 had a cover date of September 1986 and got unboxed in a lot of stores in late August that year. The Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons limited series, which ran for 12 issues, deconstructed and reinterpreted the superhero genre and also proved to a wider audience that comics aren’t just for kids. Now Watchmen is taught in college courses. Watchmen demonstrated the power of the medium of comics. In Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History, Robert Harvey wrote that Moore and Gibbons “had demonstrated as never before the capacity of the medium to tell a sophisticated story that could be engineered only in comics.” Watchmen was in good company in 1986 — it was also the year Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Maus debuted. After several attempts to adapt Watchmen to film, »

- Emily Rome

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