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Jude Law and Diane Keaton are starring in Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope, the eight-episode series that tells the fictional story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius Xiii, an Italian-American born Lenny Belardo. Production on the Sky, HBO and Canal Plus drama began last week with the full cast now set. James Cromwell is in as Cardinal Michael Spencer, Lenny’s mentor. Silvio Orlando (The Caiman) is set as Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello; Scott… »
After casting Jude Law in the title role as a young conservative American pontiff, and Diane Keaton as a nun, the cast for Paolo Sorrentino-directed TV series “The Young Pope” has been rounded out with a slew of top European and international talent.
Joining the three-way Sky, HBO and Canal Plus production are:
Cecile de France will play Sofia, who is in charge of marketing in the Vatican City; while Javier Camara is set to play Cardinal Gutierrez, the Master of Ceremonies of the Vatican City. Ludivine Sagnier (“Swimming Pool”) (pictured) will play Esther, the wife of a Swiss guard, and Italian theatre actor Toni Bertorelli has been cast as Cardinal Caltanissetta. James Cromwell will play Cardinal Michael Spencer, Lenny’s mentor. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Lionsgate is looking to lock down its lead for the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins film.
Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is set to take on the Robin Hood legend from a script by Joby Harold, the man who is also behind Guy Ritchie's Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.
The film has been likened to The Dark Knight as a "gritty origins tale" that sees Robin arrive back from the Crusades and recruit his band of Merry Men after finding corruption across Sherwood Forest and Nottingham.
Robin Hood: Origins will be produced by Harold, »
Read More: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #4: Amy Berg Explores Brainwashing and Fear in 'Prophet's Prey' Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, will narrate director Amy Berg's upcoming Janis Joplin documentary, "Janis." Oscar-nominated Berg, who stunned audiences with "Deliver Us From Evil" and "West of Memphis," explores the rock star's life and stage persona through her own personal letters to her family and lovers and interviews with those who knew her. Cat Power gained popularity as a singer-songwriter for infusing a variety of sounds into her music. Some of her albums include "You Are Free," "The Greatest" and her most recent, "Sun." She has also had small acting roles, including Katya in "My Blueberry Nights" alongside Jude Law and Norah Jones. "After attempting to get this film off the ground for 7 years, I am ecstatic that the film is finally ready to be seen," said »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Diane Keaton's films have grossed over a billion dollars at the box office. Now it's time to see what kind of ratings the "Annie Hall" actress can draw on the small screen. Keaton will star in "The Young Pope," an eight-episode series produced by HBO, Sky and Canal Plus. Keaton will portray Sister Mary, an American nun living in the smallest country in the world: Vatican City. The series will focus on a fictional Us-born Pope, Pontificate of Pius Xiii -- Aka Lenny Belardo (Jude Law). Sister Mary helps raise Lenny and influences him from behind the cloistered walls of the Vatican. Variety describes Pontificate of Pius Xiii as "a complex and conflicted character with great power [who] will face losing those closest to him and the fear of being abandoned, even by his God." He's already being compared to Tony Soprano and Walter White. We're eager to hear more about Keaton's character, »
- Laura Berger
About once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of David Cronenberg as director.
Cronenberg first became interested in film during college, where he self-taught himself the art before establishing a co-op to produce films. His first feature length films were art-house movies, Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970). Shivers (1975) was his breakthrough. That film received a lot of attention because although people were talking about it, they were divided in regards to its vulgarity, especially considering the fact that it was funded by the Canadian government. Still, it was the most profitable film funded by the Canadian government up to that point. His follow up was Rancid (1977) which was commercially successful. His next movie took a break from body horror to explore his love of cars and racing. »
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HBO’s over-the-top streaming service HBO Now is now available to more than 100 million Verizon customers, the companies announced Tuesday. The service is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed Internet customers, for a 30-day free trial. HBO content will also be coming soon to Verizon’s pending mobile video platform. HBO Now provides users with instant access to all of the network’s programming, including classic shows like “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood” and “Six Feet Under.” Also Read: Diane Keaton Joins Jude Law in HBO Series 'The Young Pope' “This agreement with Verizon represents the »
- Joe Otterson
Annie Hall is headed to The Vatican.
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The Young Pope tells the controversial story of Pope Pius Xiii, formerly known as Lenny Belardo (played by Sherlock Holmes‘ Jude Law). Keaton will play Sister Mary, a nun from the United States who is now living in Vatican City.
The project, which begins production this week, will be Keaton’s first TV series gig since the 1977 mini The Godfather: A Novel for Television. »
In her long, varied, Oscar-winning career, one thing Diane Keaton hasn’t done is play a regular role on a TV series. She looks set to change all that, joining the cast of Paolo Sorrentino’s new show The Young Pope.Admittedly, it’s only an eight-episode commitment, a collaboration between Sky, HBO and Canal Plus, but it’s a new project for Keaton, who has appeared in miniseries, TV movies and guest roles before, but is here playing Sister Mary, an American nun living in Vatican City.And the show follows the early days of a fictional pope, played by Jude Law, who is born Lenny Belardo. He’s a complicated, conflicted guy, worried that his calling will mean losing those close to him and concerned about being abandoned by everyone, even God. But he’s committed to his mission of spreading the church’s word.According to Sorrentino, »
Oscar-winning star takes first-ever series regular television role in joint HBO, Sky and Canal+ production
The Annie Hall star will play Sister Mary, an American nun living in Vatican City, while Law is in the lead role as Pius Xiii, formerly known as Lenny Belardo – a fictional American pontiff.
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- Kevin Rawlinson
Diane Keaton will star alongside Jude Law in director Paolo Sorrentino‘s eight-episode HBO drama series “The Young Pope,” the premium cable network announced Tuesday. Keaton will play Sister Mary, a nun from the United States who is now living in Vatican City. Law takes the lead as the fictional Pius Xiii, formerly known as Lenny Belardo. The series is a joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +, of which production will begin this week. All eight episodes are to be directed by Sorrentino, who is also known for directing the Academy Award-winning film, “The Great Beauty.” Also Read: Morgan Freeman, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Diane Keaton will star in “The Young Pope,” Variety has learned. The eight-episode series is created by the Academy Award-winning Paolo Sorrentino and is produced jointly by Sky, HBO and France’s Canal Plus.
The project marks Keaton’s first-ever series regular television role.
The Oscar-winning actress joins the previously cast Jude Law in the drama, which goes into production this week. She will play Sister Mary, a nun from America living in Vatican City.
The series tells the story of the beginning of Pontificate of Pius Xiii, born Lenny Belardo (played by Law). A complex and conflicted character with great power, Belardo will face losing those closest to him and the fear of being abandoned, even by his God. However, he is not afraid of undertaking the millennial mission of defending that same God and the world representing him.
Sorrentino, who will direct all episodes, describes the series as »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Diane Keaton is set to star opposite Jude Law in Paolo Sorrentino-directed series The Young Pope, a joint production of HBO, Sky and Canal +. Filming begins this week on the eight-episode series, which tells the fictional story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius Xiii (Law), born Lenny Belardo. He is a man of great power who's stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications for his authority. Keaton plays Sister Mary, a nun from… »
Diane Keaton is the latest big name to join the cast of The Young Pope.
The Godfather actress will play an American nun living in Vatican City in the new television drama from Sky, HBO and Canal+.
She joins Jude Law in the series, who leads the cast as fictional pope Lenny Belardo, the first Italian-American leader of the Catholic church.
Belardo, a conservative American pontiff, is recruited for the role by a Vatican fed up with liberal Popes.
Belardo is described as "a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor".
The eight-part drama will be directed by Paolo Sorrentino, and will enter production later this summer in Italy, Africa, Puerto Rico and the Us. »
Law will play Pius Xiii who is a fictional American pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Catholic Church has ever seen.
Stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers yet full of compassion toward the weak and poor, he faces the prospect of losing those closest to him - even his God.
Keaton will play Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City. The project marks the first-ever TV series from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino who will co-write all the episodes with Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello and Stefano Rulli.
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- Garth Franklin
Diane Keaton has found Jesus - in HBO's upcoming "The Young Pope."
The cable network announced that the Oscar-winning actress is joining the cast of the drama as Sister Mary, an American nun living in the Vatican City. She'll star opposite Jude Law, who plays Pius Xiii, born Lenny Belardo, who is the first American to be elected pope and who becomes the most conservative leader the Catholic Church has ever seen.
Sister Mary raised Lenny, helped him get elected, and continues to have power over him. Pius Xiii is also described as "a man of great power who's stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications for his authority."
This marks Keaton's first-ever series regular television role. Creator and Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino ("Great Beauty") will direct all eight episodes of "The Young Pope," which begins filming soon.
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- Kelly Woo
Guy Ritchie returns to cinemas next month with the dashing and well-dressed spy caper "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," but recently the man has been hard at work on his July 2016 film - "Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur".
The first in a proposed series of films that will retell the Arthurian story, Charlie Hunnam takes on the title role of the 6th century king who is said to have defended Britain against Saxon invaders. Today, EW has posted the first official photos related to the film - a featured photo spread with Hunnam sporting his look in the film along with his sword Excalibur.
Ritchie says this version of Arthur is different from previous incarnations: "I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland. The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they're not interesting to watch. »
- Garth Franklin
In the article, Ritchie and Hunnam offer up a few words on how they plan to reinvent the Arthurian legend:
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” states Ritchie. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”
“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler,” adds Hunnam. “He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. »
- Gary Collinson
Entertainment Weekly have provided us with our very first look at Sons Of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s ‘in-production’ movie of the same name. The film sounds interesting as within the magazine, Hunnam spoke about the iconic character, and how Richie’s version will be different from anything we’ve seen before.
Here’s what he had to say.
“[Arthur is] a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler. He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. It’s sort of classic Guy Ritchie stuff.”
… and here is EW’s cover with Hunnam as the medieval legend plastered across the front of it..
According to the interviews contained in the magazine, Ritchie’s version of the King Arthur legend will feature “giant snakes, massive war elephants, and a »
- Paul Heath
This past week, Disney announced they are moving forward on a live-action remake of their classic animated adventure The Sword in the Stone. The story follows a young King Arthur as Merlin teaches him how to become a powerful leader. Warner Bros. is going to get their first, though, with their powerful medieval fantasy thriller Knights of the Round Table. Shooting has continued in England throughout this past year, and now Entertainment Weekly has our first look at it's leading man.
Charlie Hunnam plays the title monarch in Knights of the Round Table. The former Sons of Anarchy star proudly shows off his massive sword while lounging in, on and around the set of director Guy Ritchie's latest attempt to rebuff an ancient legend. It follows his other reboots Sherlock Holmes, which found much success with Robert Downey Jr. in the lead, and this summer's as yet unproven TV adaptation, »
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