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Bruce Willis to Hit Broadway Stage in Stephen King's Misery

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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Bruce Willis to star in stage play of Misery

4 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Oscar-winning movie Misery is heading to the stage. With Bruce Willis in the James Caan role...

THR is reporting that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a theatre adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel, Misery.

Willis will star as writer Paul Sheldon, who is kidnapped by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes (played in the 1990 movie by the wonderful Kathy Bates). Wilkes will be played by Elizabeth Marvel

Will Frears will direct the play for an unannounced theatre. The script was written by William Goldman, who also penned the screenplay for the aforementioned film. 

Misery will be produced by Warner Bros Theatre Ventures' Mark Kaufman and Castle Rock Entertainment's Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. Raymond Wu is also producing. 

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 »

- simonbrew

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Bruce Willis Headed to the Stage for Stephen King’s Misery

11 hours ago | | See recent Dread Central news »

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 →

The post Bruce Willis Headed to the Stage for Stephen King’s Misery appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Stephen King’s Misery Stage Adaptation to Star Bruce Willis on Broadway

11 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.

Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) will direct Misery, which will have a limited run this fall at »

- Derek Anderson

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut This Fall In ‘Misery’

12 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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… »

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Misery' (Exclusive)

12 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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The New Adaptation Of Stephen King's It Is Making Some Major Changes

13 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Interview: Writer, Director Allison Burnett on ‘Ask Me Anything’

13 hours ago | | See recent news »

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.

Britt Robertson as Katie in Allison Burnett »

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'It' Director on Pennywise, Timeline and Stephen King

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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."

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- MovieWeb

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Tales From the Darkside Reboot Pilot Casts Lead, Plot Details Revealed

17 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"...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

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Bruce Willis Heads For Misery On Stage

19 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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, »

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Cary Fukunaga Offers "It" Update

19 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Cary Fukunaga has made a name for himself with art house and period dramas like "Sin Nombre" and "Jane Eyre" along with his stunning job helming the entire first season of HBO's "True Detective".

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

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Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Looking for New Pennywise

3 March 2015 11:18 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

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

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Netflix to Release Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation' (Updated)

3 March 2015 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

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James Franco in talks to star in Fox comedy Why Him?

28 February 2015 11:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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.

Hamburg co-wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller and Ian Helfer.

The 36-year-old recently starred in the controversial comedy The Interview alongside Seth Rogen and has just been cast in Jj Abrams' adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63.

Watch the trailer for Franco's latest project, True Story alongside Jonah Hill, below: »

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James Franco in Talks for Comedy ‘Why Him?’ (Exclusive)

27 February 2015 4:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco is in early negotiations to star in Fox’s comedy “Why Him?”

A pair of Fox-based production companies — Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour — are producing.

John Hamburg is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller and Ian Helfer.

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.”

Hamburg directed and wrote “I Love You, Man” and “Along Came Polly.” Stoller directed “Neighbors.”


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The Lazarus Effect Barely Gives Rise to Our Interest

27 February 2015 12:59 PM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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

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Rizzoli & Isles Fifth Season DVD Release Hits June 9th

26 February 2015 2:16 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

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

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‘Under the Dome’ Moving to Thursday as Part of CBS Summer Schedule

26 February 2015 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

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CBS Sets ‘Zoo’ Premiere Date, ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Extant,’ ‘Big Brother’ Returns

26 February 2015 11:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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 ‘ZooJames 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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