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NBC To Develop Legal Drama Based On The Devil’s Advocate

18 August 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With a sneering, scenery-chewing Al Pacino and a breakout turn from Charlize Theron, The Devil’s Advocate remains a popular watch on cable. However, that successful film could have a more permanent place in the minds of TV watchers, as NBC is now developing a drama series based on the legal thriller from 1997. Arnold Kopelson (producer of the film) and The West Wing‘s John Wells are in talks to produce the series.

Like the film, The Devil’s Advocate series will focus on a rising lawyer who joins a firm run by Satan. Keanu Reeves played the public defender in Taylor Hackford’s film, while Al Pacino got to play the Devil, spouting juicy one liners about how vanity was definitely his favorite sin. The network already has a pilot ready to be filmed, written by Matt Venne (A&E’s Bag of Bones), but there is no guarantee NBC will pick it up, »

- Jordan Adler

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Miranda Otto Joins Westworld

18 August 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fans of HBO should be happy to know that Westworld‘s cast is growing. Over the weekend Miranda Otto was announced and confirmed. She will play the role of a ruthless quality assurance department head named Virginia Pittman. The series is based on a film by the great, late writer Michael Crichton. The series will follow the lives of people living in a fake “reality” with a future promising nothing more than sin. Miranda will be joining the likes of James Marsden, Thadie Newton, Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood.

HBO is shameless in trying to win over big names and stars. The network is trying to stay on top as other movie networks catch on. Westworld will easily keep them on top, but they are working hard to lock that spot in. So far they have only announced the cast and producing/directing teams. The show will likely premier »

- Sarah Peel

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Warner Bros. and NBC Bringing 'The Devil's Advocate' to Television

18 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Clearly the new trend is to not only bring one-popular television shows to the big screen, but now to bring movies to the small screen. We've seen some success with "Fargo" and "Hannibal" or, if not success, certainly some rabid fanbases. Right now HBO is developing a series adaptation of Westworld with a massive ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Miranda Otto, Thandie Newton, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden and Kyle Bornheimer, NBC is setting their sites on The Devil's Advocate, the 1997 feature from director Taylor Hackford that starred Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Threron. amz asin="B00860YHRS" size="small"Deadline reports producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the show to NBC with a teleplay written by Matt Venne ("Bag of Bones", "The Exorcism of Molly Harley"), bringing back to life the movie that centered on a public »

- Brad Brevet

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Rogue Star Thandie Newton Heads to Westworld

18 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

The delightful Thandie Newton ('Crash') is the latest addition to the outstanding cast of HBO's new adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'. Newton, who currently stars in DirecTV's detective series 'Rogue', is set to play Maeve Millay, a 'beautiful and razor-sharp woman with a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.' Interestingly enough 'Rogue' was renewed very recently so should we assume that Newton's part in 'Westworld' won't be a major role but possibly just a brief episode arc? Either that or the gorgeous 41-year old star (below) is upping her workload...You go girl! Newton joins Anthony Hopkins ('Silence of the Lambs'), Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden ('X-Men: Days of Future Past'), Jeffrey Wright ('Source Code')and more. »

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Miranda Otto is the Latest to Head to Westworld

15 August 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Miranda Otto is the latest name to join the cast of HBO and Bad Robot's "Westworld". The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the Lord of the Rings star will join Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Ed Harris, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Eddie Rouse, Kyle Bornheimer, and Simon Quarterman for the new TV series, inspired by the 1973 film. »

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Miranda Otto joins HBO's 'Westworld'

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Actress Miranda Otto is joining the many familiar faces who have signed onto HBO’s increasingly intriguing Westworld. The Lord of the Rings and War of the Worlds co-star has joined the cast of the sci-fi pilot, about a futuristic theme park that caters to dark human desires.

Otto will play “Virginia Pittman,” the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department. We’re told “her brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

The Westworld cast has grown rapidly over the past several weeks. »

- James Hibberd

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HBO's Westworld Snags Miranda Otto

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westworld has unveiled its newest attraction: Miranda Otto.

The Rake actress has joined the sprawling cast of HBO’s sci-fi pilot, which revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Been Cancelled?

Otto will play Virginia Pittman, the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department whose brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning “property” have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld‘s »

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International Star You Should Know: Thomas Cocquerel

15 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Career Building 

In 2013, Cocquerel made his screen debut in short film “Walk Right In” and had a single-episode arc in Aussie TV series “Love Child” before he was tapped to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in helmer Daniel Alfredson’s “Kidnapping Freddie Heineken,” now in post.

Training Camp 

On the “Heineken” set,  the 24-year-old Cocquerel got to spend some time with countrymen Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten, all part of the gang that pinch the title character, played by Hopkins, based on a real 1983 kidnapping. “They certainly taught me a great deal about work ethic and gave me tips about the behind-the-scenes business that goes on in Hollywood,” Cocquerel says. “(Hopkins) is a real force on set, an incredible actor, and such a kind man.”

Medic Alert 

Cocquerel will next be seen in Oz TV project “Anzac Girls,” a period miniseries about the role of Aussie nurses in World War II. »

- Paul Chai

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International Star You Should Know: Thomas Cocquerel

15 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Career Building 

In 2013, Cocquerel made his screen debut in short film “Walk Right In” and had a single-episode arc in Aussie TV series “Love Child” before he was tapped to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in helmer Daniel Alfredson’s “Kidnapping Freddie Heineken,” now in post.

Training Camp 

On the “Heineken” set,  the 24-year-old Cocquerel got to spend some time with countrymen Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten, all part of the gang that pinch the title character, played by Hopkins, based on a real 1983 kidnapping. “They certainly taught me a great deal about work ethic and gave me tips about the behind-the-scenes business that goes on in Hollywood,” Cocquerel says. “(Hopkins) is a real force on set, an incredible actor, and such a kind man.”

Medic Alert 

Cocquerel will next be seen in Oz TV project “Anzac Girls,” a period miniseries about the role of Aussie nurses in World War II. »

- Paul Chai

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Like The Giver? Here Are the Best Book-to-Film Adaptations Currently Streaming on Netflix

15 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Opening this weekend is the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The 1993 Young Adult novel has quickly become a favorite among readers in the 20 years since it’s been published. While the adaptation is getting mixed reviews, there have been a number of stellar film adaptations that have surpassed readers’ expectations. With that in mind, we oriented our Netflix streaming guide around the best of book-to-film transformations.

Of Total Film’s 50 Greatest Book Movie Adaptations, we found 10 options worth streaming, plus a bonus: The Hunger Games — a film that relates purely based on the idea of being a dystopian novel turn big budget movie starring pretty young things.

Trainspotting (1996) based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh

Starring: Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle

Total Film’s greatest change from book to film: “Different story threads are told in the novel by a variety of characters, whereas Renton is »

- Stacy Lambe

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Thandie Newton Joins Jeffrey Wright in Cast of HBO's Series Adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

14 August 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Thandie Newton has joined Jeffrey Wright in the ensemble cast of HBO's "Westworld," which is inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, and is described as a dark tale about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.  Anthony Hopkins stars as a Dr. Robert Ford, a brilliant engineer and chairman of the board of Westworld, a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park - who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and means of realizing that vision.  Also in the cast are Evan Rachel WoodRodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman. Newton will play »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Elderly action heroes and Hollywood age issues

14 August 2014 12:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...

"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.

"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »

- ryanlambie

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The Trip's Rob Brydon: 'Michael Caine loves my impression'

13 August 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rob Brydon has said that Sir Michael Caine enjoyed being impersonated by the Welsh comedian and Steve Coogan in The Trip.

One of the more memorable moments from the original Trip series and film was Brydon and Coogan competing to do the best Caine impression.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Brydon said that he received a letter from Caine about the impression.

"I've never met Michael Caine. He emailed me and that was nice... It was a brief email," he recalled.

"I think he joked that he should have been paid for it or something. Jokingly. I must stress, jokingly. Something like, 'I appeared in that movie so much, and yet I didn't get paid'. But he liked it very much."

Brydon added that Sir Anthony Hopkins also greatly enjoyed being impersonated in The Trip.

"I got to know Anthony Hopkins a bit since we did The Trip To Italy, »

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The Trip's Rob Brydon: 'Michael Caine loves my impression'

13 August 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rob Brydon has said that Sir Michael Caine enjoyed being impersonated by the Welsh comedian and Steve Coogan in The Trip.

One of the more memorable moments from the original Trip series and film was Brydon and Coogan competing to do the best Caine impression.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Brydon said that he received a letter from Caine about the impression.

"I've never met Michael Caine. He emailed me and that was nice... It was a brief email," he recalled.

"I think he joked that he should have been paid for it or something. Jokingly. I must stress, jokingly. Something like, 'I appeared in that movie so much, and yet I didn't get paid'. But he liked it very much."

Brydon added that Sir Anthony Hopkins also greatly enjoyed being impersonated in The Trip.

"I got to know Anthony Hopkins a bit since we did The Trip To Italy, »

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Thadie Newton Joins Westworld’s Brothel

13 August 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fans of HBO and Thadie Newton will be happy to know she is an official cast member on a series for it. It has been confirmed that she is joining major drama and big named star filled Westworld. She will play a big cheese at a brothel in the series named Maeve Millay. Her character will be witty, smart and sassy like you would expect a very important madame. This news comes at the heels of her current show Rogue being renewed, which could throw her off course if Westworld is picked up.

The upcoming series has become a major subject among the entertainment world. HBO has been doing itself some serious good by landing big names for the show. With the likes of Anthony Hopkins and others, they are proving their network to be more than a sexy one. Maybe they can repair their image with Westworld if they »

- Sarah Peel

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Thandie Newton joins HBO's 'Westworld'

13 August 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Thandie Newton has joined the cast of HBO’s Westworld adaptation, EW has confirmed.

Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, the drama takes place at a high-tech amusement park filled with humanistic androids. The Crash alum will play Maeve Millay, Westworld’s razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

Newton joins the previously cast Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, and Ed Harris. The pilot was written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who will executive-produce with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Jerry Weintraub. »

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Thandie Newton Joins HBO’s ‘Westworld’

13 August 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thandie Newton has been added to the cast of “Westwood,” HBO’s one-hour drama pilot adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film of the same name.

Newton will play the eautiful and razor-sharp Maeve Millay, who is a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

She joins a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris.

The pilot, from Bad Robot and Warner Brothers Television, was co-written by “Person of Interest” creator Jonathan Nolan and “Pushing Daisies” and “Burn Notice” scribe Lisa Joy, with Nolan set to direct. The project, set at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park, is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

Newton currently stars in “Rogue” on the Audience Network, which was recently picked up for a third season. »

- Kevin Noonan

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Thandie Newton Joins HBO's ‘Westworld’

13 August 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Thandie Newton has signed on to play the madame of “Westworld.” The “Crash” actress is joining the HBO drama pilot based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film about an amusement park gone mad. Newton will play the beautifully and brilliant Maeve Millay, who has a special gift for reading people and staying alive. Also read: Ed Harris to Play Ultimate Villain on HBO's ‘Westworld’ Her seen-it-all-before worldview will be thoroughly challenged on the pilot, about the dawn of artificial consciousness. Anthony Hopkins leads a cast that also includes Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ptolemy Slocum, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, »

- Tim Molloy

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Thandie Newton Joins HBO and Bad Robot's Westworld

13 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The cast of HBO and Bad Robot.s .Westworld. continues to grow this week as The Hollywood Reporter now brings word that "Rogue" and "ER" star Thandie Newton has signed on to appear opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Eddie Rouse, Kyle Bornheimer, Simon Quarterman and Ed Harris. »

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Scoop: Thandie Newton Joins HBO's Westworld as Brothel Boss

13 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rogue‘s Thandie Newton is putting down roots in Westworld, HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, and exec producers/writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, TVLine has learned.

She will play Maeve Millay, a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

Coincidentally, Newton’s casting comes just days after DirecTV renewed Rogue for two more seasons. If Westworld gets ordered to series, the actress will (somehow) juggle both shows.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Been Cancelled?

Inspired by Michael Crichton »

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