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THR reports that the delicate, sensitive Bruce Willis will take his first Broadway bow this fall as the lead in a stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel-turned-movie Misery, about an injured author held captive by his No. 1 fan. Opposite Willis's Paul Sheldon will be Elizabeth Marvel, whom you might recognize as Heather Dunbar from House of Cards. (Presumably Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson were unavailable.) Willis's facial hair is still to be determined, but we'll probably get Bearded or Goatee Bruce because ... captivity, which is hot for fall and very 2015. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Willis will have some pretty big shoes to fill, after the sterling perfomance from James Caan in the 1990 film. Also, it'd be lovely to sit through »
Bruce Willis has gone from one of Hollywood’s most lovable and likable leading men to a single-expression curmudgeon over the years. Maybe a trip to Broadway will do him some good! THR reports that Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Number one fans can be flattering, but Annie Wilkes comes on a little too strong, and Bruce Willis is about to find out just how strong when he makes his Broadway debut in Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures' stage adaptation of one of Stephen King's most chilling novels: Misery.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Bruce Willis will star as author Paul Sheldon opposite Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) as Annie Wilkes in Misery, the Broadway adaptation of the classic 1987 novel that was adapted to film in 1990 by Rob Reiner. The play is scribed by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also penned the screenplay for the film adaptation. The stage version of Misery made its world premiere in the fall of 2012 at Bucks County Playhouse.
- Derek Anderson
Updated with more information throughout: Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures confirmed this afternoon that Bruce Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) in Misery as the successful romance-novel author rescued and held captive by his “Number One Fan.” William Goldman’s play is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel and the 1990 film that the Princess Bride screenwriter co-wrote with King, starring James Caan and… »
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing an adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery to Broadway and has enlisted Bruce Willis to star. Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House of Cards) in the play written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 Rob Reiner film that starred Kathy Bates in her Oscar-winning turn as Annie Wilkes. Willis will play the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of his unhinged "Number One
- Tatiana Siegel
Knowing that Stephen King's It is headed to the big screen, fans of the book are left to wonder whether the feature adaptation will maintain the timeline of the novel, or if the time periods will be adjusted to modernize or drastically alter the story. From what director Cary Fukunaga reportedly said in a recent interview, it sounds like the time period could be different. Before we get to what was said, it needs to be noted that this information was passed from a reader to Bloody Disgusting from a Brazilian newspaper called O Globo. It was translated by the reader, so there's a chance the context shifted through that process. The mention of the change in the time period was included when True Detective's Cary Fukunaga was commenting on Stephen King's approval of the adaptation: It.s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We »
Chicago – The number of writers who have adapted and directed their own novels as films is a very small and elite club, and it includes writer/director Allison Burnett. His 2014 film, “Ask Me Anything,” is being released on DVD on March 3rd, 2015, and features Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Christian Slater and Martin Sheen.
“Ask Me Anything” was adapted by Burnett from his 2009 novel “Undiscovered Gyrl,” and is a gritty and multi-layered story of a girl blogger whose truth telling gets in the way of her expectations. Up-and-coming actress Britt Robertson portrays Katie Kampenfelt, taking a sabbatical between high school and college. Along the way, she can’t help being attracted to older men, including characters portrayed by Justin Long, Christian Slater and the always virtuous Martin Sheen. “Ask Me Anything” is a modern and incendiary love story, if loving yourself becomes necessary for survival.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Back in June 2012, a year and a half before he would direct the entire first season of HBO's True Detective, Cary Fukunaga signed on to direct a new adaptation of Stephen King's It from a script he co-wrote with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich. With production set to begin this summer, Cary Fukunaga revealed new details about the adaptation in an interview with Brazilian newspaper O Globo, where the filmmaker said that he has actually been working on this adaptation for the past five years.
"I've been in this project for about five years. I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn't fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch."
The book and the 1990 miniseries »
"...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a darkside." This underworld can now expect its first visitor, as the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside, a project that was recently given a pilot order from The CW, has now cast its lead.
Deadline reports that Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) has signed on for the central role in The CW's pilot for the Tales From the Darkside reboot. The original series was episodic and featured a new set of characters in each installment, but in the reboot, we can expect to see one character appear in every episode, one who has ties to The Darkside. This character, named Newman, will be played by Lemche. Newman is "a weathered and tortured young man... the guide »
- Derek Anderson
For years, the words “Bruce Willis” and “Misery” have largely referred to his feelings about hitting the contractual press tour for his latest film. But he’s set to change that definition by making his first foray into Broadway theatre performance with a new stage version of Stephen King’s Misery.Willis will take over the role of Paul Sheldon, played in the film by James Caan. In case you haven’t seen Rob Reiner’s Oscar-winning take on the story, Sheldon is a novelist whose car crashes on a snowy road. Rescued by Annie Wilkes, a nurse who claims to be his “number one fan” Paul comes to realise that he’s actually trapped with a lunatic who demands that he brings her favourite character from his books – Misery Chastain – back to life. When Sheldon refuses, Annie goes to increasingly violent lengths to convince him. William Goldman, who wrote the script for the film, »
With his Idris Elba-led child soldier drama "Beasts Of No Nation" wrapped and awaiting release this year, the filmmaker is turning his attention back to his long in the works two-film adaptation of Stephen King's "It" which has a script in place and is in pre-production, but has yet to schedule filming dates.
In a new interview with Brazilian newspaper O Globo (via Bloody Disgusting), Fukunaga reveals that King is an enthusiastic advocate of the latest screenplay, but the big challenge right now is to find an actor to play Pennywise the Clown. Tim Curry memorably played the role in the 1990s mini-series adaptation.
In the book, Pennywise is the guise of an evil »
- Garth Franklin
Set to start shooting this summer is the re-adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the first of two parts being directed by Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”). Many have been speculating on who will be taking over the role of Pennywise, and… Continue Reading →
The post Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Looking for New Pennywise appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
Update: Netflix officially announced Tuesday that it had acquired the rights to Cary Fukunaga's directorial effort "Beasts of No Nation," which the streaming service said would "debut later this year in select theaters in the U.S. and worldwide on Netflix." Both the theatrical and streaming releases will occur on the same day.
An earlier report from Deadline (see story below) said that Fukunaga's film, which he also wrote, was set to reach a lucrative deal with Netflix, though the news was not official until Netflix put out a press release Tuesday afternoon. Per the release:
'Beasts of No Nation' is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates »
- Katie Roberts
James Franco is in talks to star in Fox comedy, Why him?
Variety reports Franco is in negotiations to star in John Hamburg's comedy.
Why Him? follows a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to visit his daughter who is attending Stanford University.
He gets into a competition with his daughter's boyfriend, who is an internet billionaire.
James Franco is in early negotiations to star in Fox’s comedy “Why Him?”
The story centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family to visit his daughter — who is attending Stanford — at Christmas and subsequently gets into a competition with his daughter’s boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire.
Franco most recently starred in Sony’s satire “The Interview” with Seth Rogen. He’s completed work on “Queen of the Desert,” which premiered at Berlin, “True Story” and “The Adderall Diaries,” and will star in Hulu’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “11/22/63.”
- Dave McNary
Popular culture is filled with cautionary tales of what happens when overly ambitious scientists play god, and from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator the answer has always been the same — success, immediately followed by violent death for pretty much everyone involved. That certainty hasn’t stopped fictional geniuses for trying though, and this weekend brings yet another iteration with The Lazarus Effect. Frank (Mark Duplass) and his team have been working for some time at a lab in Berkeley, CA in the hopes of finding a way to extend brain activity in order to give patients a bigger chance of survival after traumatic incidents, but their research has taken something of a detour. The four person team — which also includes Frank’s girlfriend Zoe (Olivia Wilde), Clay (Evan Peters) and Niko (Donald Glover) — has discovered a way to bring the recent (or properly preserved) dead back to life. Their »
- Rob Hunter
Rizzoli & Isles has been around for five seasons, and the 18-episode release of the latest season is headed your way. It hits June 9th, and has some interesting bonus features.
The show has had some ups and downs, with some episodes feeling decidedly clunky, but it hasn’t hurt the ratings, and the show has become the hit of TNT.
The release puts this one in your hand in time for the sixth season premiere, in case you need to do any catching up and/or revisiting.
Check out all the info below, and make sure to pick up your copy.
Four-Disc Set Includes All 18 Episodes from the Show’s Fifth Season
Plus Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material
Get set for another exciting season of the chartbusting, suspenseful hit cable series Rizzoli & Isles, with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) release of Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fifth Season, available June 9, 2015. Angie Harmon »
- Marc Eastman
CBS is spreading its original summer fare across the week’s schedule, on Thursday announcing premiere dates for its warm-weather programming slate highlighted by three original scripted dramas and the return of reality veteran “Big Brother.”
“Under the Dome,” which was a breakout hit for CBS when it premiered in the summer of 2013, is moving from Monday to Thursday as it kicks off its season June 25. The net said on Thursday that Marg Helgenberger will guest star in this season’s “Dome” in an extended story arc this season that begins with the first episode.
The small-town drama based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel will launch its third season with a two-hour episode (9-11 p.m.), airing behind the second part of the two-night “Big Brother” season premiere.
“Big Brother,” which bows with an hourlong episode on June 24, will once again air Wednesday and Sunday at 8 and Thursday at 9. On Thursday, »
- Rick Kissell
CBS announced its summer slate Thursday, including the premiere date for the upcoming drama “Zoo,” along with return dates for “Under the Dome,” “Extant” and “Big Brother.” “Zoo,” which is based on a James Patterson novel and will explore a wave of increasingly cunning attacks on humans by animals, will kick off Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. Also Read: James Wolk to Headline CBS Drama ‘Zoo’ James Wolk (“You Again”) stars in “Zoo” as a a young renegade biologist who’s thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide. »
- Tim Kenneally
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