1-20 of 355 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
'The Contender' movie hero: Joan Allen as the virtuous Sen. Laine Hanson. 'The Contender' movie: Exceptional Joan Allen in intriguing but ultimately wimpy political drama "Principles only mean anything when we stick by them when they're inconvenient," says Senator Laine Hanson, played by Joan Allen in Rod Lurie's The Contender. Senator Hanson should know. In Lurie's political drama, the poor Democratic senator is grilled by a Republican inquisitor with a bad hairdo (Gary Oldman) who wants to prevent at all costs her being confirmed as the next Vice President of the United States. Even if that means destroying Hanson's political career by making public the senator's alleged participation in an orgy during her college days.* Now, why such hatred? Well, the Republican watchdog is certain that the U.S. president (Jeff Bridges) has chosen Sen. Hanson because of her gender instead of her qualifications for the job. Adding insult to injury, »
- Andre Soares
There's nothing like a good dance flick to bring people together. Catchy tunes, sweet moves, and the inevitable romance that follows have made for entertaining and touching stories since the earliest days of cinema. Whether you’re a professional dancer or the owner of two left feet, here are 20 fun and inspiring dance films to get you moving this summer! “Shall We Dance”This 1937 dance love story tells the tale of ballet dancer Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) and his passionate pursuit of tap dancer Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers). With a score by George Gershwin and plentiful dance numbers in numerous styles, it’s a can’t-miss classic for actors and dancers alike. “The Red Shoes”Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name, this 1948 classic follows a talented ballerina as she chooses between the love of her composer husband and the artistic power of a jealous director. »
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the first cast images from FX’s upcoming drama series American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson have arrived online, giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin.
Set to premiere later this year, American Crime Story will tell the story of O.J. Simpson’s trial for the accused double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and also stars Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, Sterling K. Brown as Christoper Darden, Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito and Kelly Dowdle as Nicole Brown Simpson.
- Gary Collinson
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
North AmericaHOT Projects
Open Road paid »
Warning: The photos you’re about to see can never be unseen — not that you’d want them to.
Given the subject matter and the high-profile cast and creators, there was little doubt that “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” was going to garner a ton of attention. But just how accurate will the project be? Judging by the below photos, pretty darn close.
“People v O.J. Simpson” is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. They are exec producing along with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is also directing the first episode. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
(Photos courtesy of Prashant Gupta/FX)
- Whitney Friedlander
The first official pictures of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson are in! Thanks to some '90s makeovers, the cast looks uncannily like the real-life people they're playing. Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are all starring in the limited series, based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Filming is currently under way in Los Angeles, and we'll have to wait until early next year to see the series. For now, take a look at the new pictures below compared to the real people. »
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is shaping up to be a really promising TV event. In newly released official cast photos, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, John Travolta and the rest of the cast look nearly identical to their respective characters. Based on Jeffrey Tobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the Ryan Murphy-created anthology will be told from the perspective of the lawyers — including Robert Kardashian — involved in O.J. Simpson’s famous 1995 murder trial and will [...] »
Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Mr. Bean," "Bridget Jones' Diary," and "War Horse," will script a biopic of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb—the brothers who formed the Bee Gees in 1958—according to a report by The Tracking Board. Barry Gibb, the lone surviving member of the group, and MGM's Gary Barber are set to produce. Read More: "Review: New Collection Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mr. Bean,' Comic Outlaw" Born to English parents and raised primarily in Australia, The Bee Gees achieved international fame in not one but two distinct periods in music history, first as a Beatles-inspired pop trio and later as mainstays of disco. Their iconic soundtrack to 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta, was the best-selling album of all time until it was supplanted by Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame notes that »
- Matt Brennan
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first promo photos from the upcoming FX limited TV series "American Crime Story: The People v Oj Simpson," giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr as Oj Simpson. The other photos show John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran. Check everything out below. The TV series is a look at the Oj Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the Lapd's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
While Ryan Murphy’s television career thus far has been squarely set within specific genres like the musical Glee, the “horror” American Horror Story, and the upcoming horror-comedy Scream Queens, he’s now setting out to tackle something wholly different: true crime. American Crime Story is a new anthology series set up at FX, executive produced by Murphy and his partner Brad Falchuk, as well as Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. The idea is to take on famous true crime stories, and the first season’s topic is decidedly Ryan Murphy-esque: American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson. The first images from the series have been unveiled, and they’re certainly something. Cuba Gooding Jr. fills the role of Simpson, and the rest of the main cast includes Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer »
- Adam Chitwood
A shirtless Cuba Gooding Jr. shot scenes for the upcoming American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson series on Wednesday, when John Travolta was also on set. ‘American Crime Story’ Filming Gooding was in character as the currently imprisoned former NFL player O.J. Simpson on the American Crime Story set in Encino, Calif., while […]
- Chelsea Regan
Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the drama is said to show the behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. It also stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. They are exec producing along with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is also directing the first episode. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Bruce Greenwood (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mad Men”) has joined the cast of the FX miniseries “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” TheWrap has learned. The veteran character actor will play Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles district attorney who prosecuted the former football star for murder. He joins an all-star cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From the 2015-2016 Season In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty in the. »
- Linda Ge
Paul Kim has been cast to play forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee on Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming FX anthology series “American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson,” TheWrap has learned. Kim joins an all-star cast on the show. John Travolta will portray Robert Shapiro; “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Courtney B. Vance is Johnnie Cochran; David Schwimmer takes on Robert Kardashian; “American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson plays Marcia Clark; Cuba Gooding Jr. will put himself in Simpson’s shoes, as the limited run series recaps the so-called Trial of the Century. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From. »
- Linda Ge
"American Crime Story" is missing out on the biggest mystery surrounding the O.J. Simpson case -- not who did it (we all know that) ... but whose ass Larry King was tapping while he was covering the trial! Our photog got King and his wife Shawn leaving Craig’s with famed Oj attorney Robert Shapiro -- who's being played by John Travolta in 'Crime Story.' But Shawn was more interested in who could play Larry »
- TMZ Staff
Saban Films has acquired North American rights to John Travolta's action-thriller, "I Am Wrath," directed by Chuck Russell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal was made at the Cannes Market at this year's festival. The film's synopsis reads: "["I Am Wrath"] tells the story of unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (Travolta), who witnesses the murder of his wife Vivian (De Mornay), who was attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Wracked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying in his arms. When Detective Gibson (Trammell) is unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Meloni) and decides to take matters into his own hands." "Travolta is perfect in this film," said Richard Rionda Del Castro, from Hannibal Classis, which made the deal with Saban. "He presents as a family man that you would not want to cross." No release date was announced. »
- Casey Cipriani
Travolta plays an engineer who witnesses thugs murdering his wife (played by De Mornay) and is haunted by the image of her dying in his arms. When law enforcement fails to bring the killers to justice, he takes matters into his own hands.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
Saban Films has picked up the North American rights to John Travolta's action-thriller I Am Wrath, directed by Chuck Russell (The Mask, Scorpion King). Hannibal Classics struck the deal with Saban at the Cannes film market, where a teaser and other promotional materials were touted to buyers. Christopher Meloni, Sam Trammell, Amanda Schull and Rebecca De Mornay also star. Read More Cannes: Weinstein Co. Nabs 'Three Generations' I Am Wrath, now in post-production, tells the story of unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (Travolta), who witnesses the murder of his wife Vivian (De Mornay), who was attacked by thugs in
- Pamela McClintock
Did you know ... John Travolta was a jock in high school? Turns out, back before he was a world famous movie star ... Travolta says he was a member of his high school hoops squad back in Englewood, New Jersey. In fact, Travolta says he's got a solid 5 years of experience under his belt ... and still considers himself a pretty big basketball fan. So, we had to ask about some pretty shocking poll results that came »
- TMZ Staff
1-20 of 355 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners