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Okay this is a little out there but bear with us here. According to Deadline, The CW has purchased the rights to a new script from debut writer Alexis Jolly and NCIS star Michael Weatherly based on the classic novel Little Women, which it is planning on developing into a TV series.
But rather than develop a loyal adaptation of the original book, The CW is apparently looking to create a “hyper stylised, gritty adaptation” which will be set in dystopia Philadelphia instead of rural Massachusetts.
The original novel written by Us author Louisa May Alcott and published in 1868 tells the story of four half-sisters struggling with adolescence and love during the Civil War. A mini-series version was adapted in 1978 and an animated television series was produced during the late 80’s. There have been various movie adaptations of Little Women over the years, the first coming in 1918 an the most »
- Gavin Logan
National Geographic Channel’s “StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson” will return in October, the network announced Wednesday at TCA, with former president Bill Clinton tapped as the opening-night guest.
“StarTalk” premieres at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
- Rick Kissell
Former President Bill Clinton will be the first guest on the second season premiere of National Geographic Channel’s “StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson,” which will return in October, the network announced Wednesday. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate guest to kick off our second season,” Tyson said in a statment. “President Bill Clinton is a public figure whose impact and influence spans politics, pop culture and science — with an occasional dose of humor. That’s exactly the mission statement of ‘StarTalk,’ and I look forward to sharing our conversation with viewers.” Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Larry Wilmore, »
- Linda Ge
A forgotten gem of the late 1970s comes to Blu-ray for the first time, Frank Pierson’s adaptation of the novel King of the Gypsies. Notable for several reasons, namely as the credited debut for actor Eric Roberts and a star studded cast packed to distraction, this is the kind of pulp oddity often whisked off the shelves of the bestseller list for glossy cinematic reinterpretation. This gypsy saga was based on a novel by Peter Maas, better known as the biographer of Serpico, which resulted in the novel inspiring Sidney Lumet’s classic 1973 film starring Al Pacino. Eventually, Maas’ works, often revolving around sensational true crime treatments, would be adapted mainly for television (including the 1991 Valerie Bertinelli Lifetime film, In a Child’s Name), and this sometimes outlandish antique feels like an exaggerated heirloom in the Harold Robbins’ vein (The Carpetbaggers; The Betsy; The Adventurers), a frumpy comparison »
- Nicholas Bell
Read More: Critic's Notebook: How Robin Williams' Snuck His Genius Into Movies During his career as an actor, Robin Williams created some of the screen's most unforgettable characters and worked with a long list of acclaimed directors, including Mike Nichols and Steven Spielberg. Below you'll find links to some of his best performances in films from these greats and others -- and you can now watch (or re-watch) them all on Netflix. The films are listed below in alphabetical order. Synopses provided by Netflix. "The Big Wedding" (Justin Zackham, 2013)A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedded bliss to please a special guest at their son's nuptials: his birth mother. Williams co-stars opposite Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katharine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried in this romantic comedy. "The Birdcage" (Mike Nichols, 1966)Longtime gay lovers Armand (Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane) feel compelled to pass themselves off as a. »
- Zack Sharf
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Susan Sarandon is the coolest grandma ever. Hands-down, no questions asked, there is no grandmother in the world who is more hip and happening than Susan Sarandon. But after yesterday's hilarious (and amazing) exchange with Action Bronson and A$AP Rocky in which the actress invited the rappers to "blaze one," we realized that Sarandon is actually just an all-around cool person, grandma or not. In fact, we'd say that she's at the top of our list of all the Hollywood leading ladies that we'd like to grab a beer with. (That's right, Jennifer Lawrence, you just got booted.) So in honor of Susan »
Let us not forget: Susan Sarandon has street cred. The 68-year-old Academy Award winner, who is a staunch supporter of marijuana legalization, took to Twitter on Wednesday after listening to A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson's hit "1Train," in which the Thelma and Louise star receives a shout-out. "Hey @asvpxrocky & @ActionBronson thx for the shout out on "1Train," the Tammy star, who also happens to be a grandmother, wrote. "Not sure what it means, but let's blaze one & talk about it some time." Coolest grandma ever?! Video: Susan Sarandon admits she was "stoned" at "almost all" Hollywood award shows In »
Richard Jenkins has joined the cast of Epix’s original drama “Berlin Station,” set to premiere next year.
The Oscar-nominated actor is the first thesp set for the spy thriller revolving around the hunt for a mole at the CIA’s station in Berlin. Jenkins will play the station’s veteran chief.
Novelist Olen Steinhauer is writing and exec producing the 10-episode series for Paramount TV. Brad Winters is serving as showrunner and exec producer. Michael Roskam is directing the first two episodes and also exec producing. Eric Roth and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett are also exec producing.
“Richard Jenkins is an enormous talent whose onscreen presence always manages to »
- Cynthia Littleton
Richard Jenkins is joining the cast of Epix’s upcoming spy drama “Berlin Station.” The “Olive Kitteridge” star will play Steven Frost, a Cold War veteran who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station in the 10-episode series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. The series follows Daniel Meyer, a new case officer who arrives at the CIA foreign station in Berlin on a mission to uncover the source of a leak, who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named “Thomas Shaw.” Also read: Susan Sarandon Joins Nick Nolte in Epix Series 'Graves' “Richard Jenkins »
- Reid Nakamura
Susan Sarandon is planning a 'Thelma and Louise' ''reunion tour''. The 68-year-old actress has revealed she and the rest of the cast - which included Geena Davis and Brad Pitt - are in talks to get back together for the 25th anniversary of the 1991 road trip film, directed by Sir Ridley Scott. Susan said: ''We're talking about doing some sort of reunion tour or something. I saw a screening a few years ago in Toronto, at their lovely theater up there, and the print was so beautiful. Ridley really put us in a heroic vista there. It's just gorgeous, the film. You have to give Ridley credit.'' Meanwhile, the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' star defended Ariana Grande over the video footage of her licking a doughnut in a shop, for which the 'Problem' singer later apologised and claimed she was making a point about the food industry. »
While the promos for CNN’s compelling documentary series Death Row Stories sometimes make it look like just another cheesy true-crime TV show, it’s actually a bit deeper than that. Produced by Robert Redford and Going Clear director Alex Gibney, the show actually has a mission beyond getting ratings: It regularly exposes the deep flaws in a legal system that sometimes seems determined to put suspects to death even when evidence suggests they might be innocent. The greater purpose may be why actor/activist Susan Sarandon will be back as narrator when Death Row Stories begins its second six-episode season Sunday at 10 p.m. Vulture caught up with her Thursday to talk about the the show, as well as the possibility that the death penalty might soon be reversed. We also squeezed in a few questions about her surprisingly busy week in the news — Sarandon spoke up for Ariana Grande »
- Joe Adalian
Continuing our weekly look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 3, two episodes at a time, I have a review of episodes 9 & 10 coming up just as soon as we're panty twinsies... "Sometimes, the kindest thing is to let people go." -Leanne Last week, I suggested that "Oitnb" needed to be careful about giving characters multiple flashback episodes, given how flat and repetitive Alex's story in "Fear, and Other Smells" was. "A Tittin' and a Hairin'" provides a good counter-argument (as well as one half of a fantastic pair of titles along with "Where My Dreidel At"), as it revisits Pennsatucky's early life in a way that doesn't feel like a rehash, and effectively shines a light on the terrible things happening to her at Litchfield. We've already seen that Doggett is the way she is largely through bad influences in her past, and that when she's instead around a friend »
- Alan Sepinwall
Ariana Grande might have penned a lengthy apology and explanation for her "I hate America" comment and donut-licking activities, but there are two people who have something to say about it: Rob Lowe and Susan Sarandon. The Parks and Recreation alum took to Twitter to criticize the singer's reasoning, calling it "lame." "As my grandpa would say: 'Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!' #Lame," he tweeted. But his mocking didn't end there. He also made fun of her for saying that she actually loves America instead of hating it. "Cannot wait for the new Arianna Grande (sic)/Dixie Chicks jam to drop! #IActuallyLoveAmerica," he added. Susan »
Sarandon will play Margaret Graves, the wife of a former U.S. president (Nolte), who begins to pursue her own political ambitions when her husband decides to right the wrongs of his administration twenty years after leaving office.
The project will mark the second time Nolte and Sarandon have played a married couple following 1992's "Lorenzo's Oil".
Joshua Michael Stern will write and exec produce the ten-episode series with production beginning this Fall ahead of a Fall 2016 airing on Epix.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Susan Sarandon is headed to the smallscreen.
The Oscar winner will make her starring debut on TV opposite Nick Nolte in Epix’s first original comedy, “Graves.”
Sarandon will play Margaret Graves, the wife of Nolte’s character, a former U.S. president. She begins to pursue her own political ambitions when her husband decides to right the wrongs of his administration, 20 years after leaving office.
This marks the second project in which Nolte and Sarandon have played a married couple, following the 1992 true-life drama “Lorenzo’s Oil.”
“We are overjoyed to have Susan join the cast of Graves,” Epix president and CEO Mark S. Greenberg said in a statement. “Susan is a phenomenal actor whose comedic talents will bring a depth and richness of character to the role.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
Susan Sarandon will join Nick Nolte to star in Epix’s upcoming comedy series “Graves,” the network announced Wednesday. In the series, a half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate, Sarandon will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions as her husband tries to right the wrongs of his administration. The series is set to air in Fall 2016. Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) created the series, and will write and executive produce the 10-episode series. Greg Shapiro (“The Hurt Locker”), Keith Eisner (“The Good Wife”) and Eric Weinberg »
- Reid Nakamura
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon will make her TV series starring debut in Graves, the first original comedy series from Epix. She will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration two decades after leaving office. Sarandon has done plenty of TV during her 35-year career, but Graves will be… »
This sounds epic.
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The Oscar winner will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration.
Ellen Page is attached to star in the Rosalind Ross-penned indie drama "Lioness". The true story tale follows Lance Corporal Leslie Martz, a U.S. Marine and lesbian who was stationed in Haditha, Iraq. No director is attached at this stage.
Martz was sent to Afghanistan as a leader of a Female Engagement Team and tasked with the dual mandate of gaining the trust of Afghan women by equipping them with necessary skills for independence but also secretly extracting information from them about their Taliban husbands. [Source: THR]
Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge and Nigel Levy's drama "Mothers Day" which is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and Paul Wesley also star.
The story is focused on a rock photographer who is riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected »
- Garth Franklin
Courteney Cox and “Devious Maids” star Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge’s indie drama “Mothers Day,” it was announced Wednesday by producers Danielle James and Amy Williams, both of whom are working moms. Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino also star alongside Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and “The Vampire Diaries” hunk Paul Wesley. Duddridge is making his feature directorial debut, while Nigel Levy is co-directing the film. Paige Cameron wrote the script based on a concept by Duddridge. Also Read: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis to Reteam for Garry Marshall Comedy 'Mother's Day' “Mothers Day »
- Jeff Sneider
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