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The world’s biggest celebration of Indian cinema, the S-cross Iifa Awards will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 7th at the Putra Stadium.
The Videocon d2h Iifa Weekend, which begins from June 5 will bring together the world’s largest film industry to celebrate the success and magic of Indian cinema with a song-n-dance spectacular entitled Iifa Rocks, the Iifa Fashion extravaganza, Iifa Gala Screening of the much-awaited blockbuster, Dil Dhadakne Do and then the finale S-cross Iifa Awards.
The S-cross Iifa Awards will be headlined by the biggest superstars Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh-Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh-Pulkit Samrat.
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Urban Cowboy will be the next movie to get a small-screen makeover. Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV are firing up a TV remake of the 1980 John Travolta movie about love and drama in a Houston bar. Craig Brewer (Footloose, Hustle and Flow) will write, executive produce, and direct the pilot. More on the […]
- Angie Han
Another media channel is severing ties with the Duggars.
Hulu has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its site following eldest son Josh Duggar’s admission that, as a teenager, he sexually molested underage girls, TVLine has confirmed.
RelatedTLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
TLC dropped all episodes of the reality program, which follows Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar and their ever-expanding family, from its schedule last Friday in light of the controversy.
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Fox already has Minority Report slotted for the fall, but the network is far from done mining respected films for TV continuations. Today brings news that Fox is partnering with Paramount TV to remake 1980 flick Urban Cowboy, which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger.
Craig Brewer (Footloose, Hustle & Flow) will write, direct and exec-produce the new take, which is a modern reimagining of the romance between Sissy and Bud, two star-crossed lovers challenged by the difficulties of life in the oil refinery business, on the rodeo circuit and under the brutal Texas sun. Music will again play a key role in the series.
Fox has agreed for Brewer to write a script. If the network likes what it sees, it can begin casting for a pilot with hopes to get Urban Cowboy onto the air either midseason or in the fall of 2016.
Robert Evans, who produced the original movie, is »
- Isaac Feldberg
The original film helped cement John Travolta’s reputation as a movie star and brought both country music and, er, bar-based mechanical bulls more mainstream recognition. Now 20th Century Fox TV and Paramount TV are hoping that a series based on 1980 drama Urban Cowboy will stay on the ratings bull for a while. Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer is attached to write and direct the pilot, and oversee the potential series as executive producer. It’ll chronicle the star-crossed relationship of Bud Davis and Sissy (played in the film version by Debra Winger), who meet in a Texas bar, fall in love and marry quickly. Yet their relationship is filled with the push-and-pull of their differing outlooks on life, which causes them endless emotional friction. Though the movie was praised for the depiction of the romance and the world around it, the series should offer possibilities to explore it even more deeply, »
Fox, which already has a Minority Report reboot on its fall schedule, is looking to add another movie adaptation to its roster. The network is teaming with Paramount TV to remake the 1980 John Travolta and Debra Winger soap Urban Cowboy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Hustle & Flow's Craig Brewer — who wrote and directed the 2011 Footloose remake — is attached to write, direct and executive produce the drama, which has received a script commitment at the network. Robert Evans, who produced the original feature, and HBO alum Sue Naegle will also exec produce the co-production between
- Lesley Goldberg
Brewer is on board to writer and direct the pilot and exec produce the series for Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV. It’s eyed as a possible companion piece for Fox’s mega hit “Empire” although the project is still in the early script stage.
From the small-world department, “Empire” is toplined by Terrence Howard, who starred in Brewer’s breakthrough feature, 2005’s “Hustle and Flow.”
Chris Levinson (“Tyrant”) is set to serve as showrunner and exec producer. Robert Evans, who produced the original Paramount film, and HBO alum Sue Naegle are also on board as exec producers. Robert Evans Co.’s James Sikura will co-exec produce.
Like the movie, the TV adaptation of “Urban Cowboy” will follow the star-crossed relationship of Sissy »
- Cynthia Littleton
The series will follow a star-crossed relationship as it unfolds against the gritty backdrop of rodeos, oil refineries, line dancing clubs and other aspects of modern-day Texas.
Brewer will pen and direct the pilot and executive produce the series which could well be a potential companion piece to "Empire," though the project is only in the early script stage at the moment.
Robert Evans and Sue Naegle are also on board as executive producers.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
'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.”
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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
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