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Actress Mayim Bialik recently talked about being religious in Hollywood. "I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles," the actress, who is Jewish, told Fox News in an interview published on Aug. 21. There are many celebrities in Hollywood who have spoken about their faith. Some are very public about their belief system, while others are much more private. A few have expressed opinions similar to Bialik, and have only revealed a glimpse into their personal beliefs. Here's a look at people like Natalie Portman, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington,
- THR Staff
Viola Davis, who won a Tony award for her performance in the 2010 Broadway production of "Fences," has revealed that she will appear in a screen adaptation of the August Wilson play. “They are making 'Fences,' August Wilson’s play, into a feature that Denzel Washington is directing and I’m going to be in,” Davis told The New York Times in a profile published just 2 days ago. By the way, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in the 2010 Broadway production, which was directed by Kenny Leon (both Davis and Washington won Tony Awards for their performances). The age-old story on a long-stalled film adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play is »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Paula Hawkins wrote the best-selling novel of which the film is based, with Emily Blunt (Sicario) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) already cast in the other lead roles. Blunt plays Rachel, “a recent divorcee who narrates the tale and spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds, involving the other two women.”
Bennett’s star is certainly on the rise after her role in Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer opposite Denzel Washington, as Fuqua added her to the impressive cast of his upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake opposite Washington and Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), and has now joined the »
- Scott J. Davis
The story is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, which centers on one woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple and another woman and spins out of control.
Ferguson plays the married woman, with Bennett landing the role of the other woman Blunt’s character encounters.
- Justin Kroll
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will salute Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden with Britannia Awards at its Oct. 30 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Additional honorees will be announced soon.
Streep is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, which the org said “is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.” Prior recipients include Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.
Mendes will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign. The award is named for the great British director. Mendes had a notable theatre career before »
- Tim Gray
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
The late summer success of Christopher McQuarrie's particularly enjoyable Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may yet give Tom Cruise the biggest hit of his career. Right now, the movie has already grossed $373m worldwide, after three weeks on release, and once done, it's got a sporting chance of getting to the $694m taken by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, its immediate predecessor in the series. Even if it doesn't, it's proven lucrative enough for Paramount Pictures to gamble again on Tom Cruise's star power, by getting Jack Reacher 2 before the cameras this year.
Cruise is one of the last few bona fide movie stars, one of the few instantly recognisable faces who can get people along to one of his productions. The problem, in recent times, »
There has been talk of an Aretha Franklin biopic swirling around for years now, with the legendary diva herself previously pitching Halle Berry for the lead role and Denzel Washington for the part of her father. It's possible that the door is still open for Washington to play this paternal figure, but if new reports are to be believed then there may be a new front-runner to play Franklin herself: Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson. Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein is developing the movie, and while no deal is in place just yet, The Wrap has confirmation from Jennifer Hudson's people that discussions have been had about the project. Should she wind up signing on the dotted line, she will portray Aretha Franklin as she found herself becoming famous for her music in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the drama will also come from her relationship with Ted White, »
Lest you forget that Juicy J's name will forever be mentioned in the same breath as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and other Oscar winners, Lip Sync Battle is here to jog your memory. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will close out the show's oddly entertaining first season this week with a duet that'll finally force the Empire stars to have a Hustle & Flow reunion. Yep, they're doing "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" together, and no one can stop them. »
- Dee Lockett
CBS plans to turn Antoine Fuqua's Training Day into a TV series. The network has ordered a pilot based on the 2001 film to be directed by Fuqua, who'll also executive-produce the series with Jerry Bruckheimer. Training Day the show will pick up 15 years after the events of the movie, which will be set in a modern-day Lapd. It's unclear whether or not Ethan Hawke or Denzel Washington (who won an Oscar for his villainous role) will appear on the show. (Denzel has proven the range to play anything, so why not a ghost named Detective Alonbooooo Harris? Or maybe there will be a flashback.) It's worth noting they're both onboard to star in Fuqua's next film, a Western called Magnificent Seven, out next year. No word if King Kong has gotten any shit since the film's release. »
- Dee Lockett
Last week, we reported that director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up with Warner Bros. Television to produce a new TV series based on the 2001 crime drama Training Day. The producers were getting ready to pitch the project to all four major networks, and one week later, Variety reports that Training Day has found a home at CBS. Depending on how quickly the project moves forward, hopefully we'll hear soon about who will star in the pilot.
The original Training Day movie starred Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as Lapd detective Alonzo Harris, who spends a day with one of his new recruits, Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke), on his first day as a narcotics officer. Despite Alonzo's exemplary arrest record, Jake learns quickly that Alonzo and the rest of his team are dirty cops. The series will be set 15 years after the events of the movie, »
The Training Day TV series has found a home at CBS, after news broke last week that it's the latest Hollywood blockbuster getting adapted for the small screen.
The original movie's director Antoine Fuqua is back for this pilot, which picks up 15 years after the film and is set in the modern-day Los Angeles Police Department.
Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the crime thriller.
Antoine Fuqua‘s film Training Day is still his most significant movie, and it helped propel the career of Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer. That Best Actor Oscar for star Denzel Washington didn’t hurt the film, either. Now there’s a Training Day TV show brewing, because of course there is. The show was Fuqua’s idea, and he and […]
The post ‘Training Day’ TV Series Finds a Home at CBS [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
CBS and Warner Bros. are partnering on a pilot for a series adaptation of the film “Training Day,” TheWrap has learned. The series would take place 15 years after the original film, directed by Antoine Fuqua. That movie, released in 2001 by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, was released in 2001 and starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Washington won an Academy Award for his performance in the film. Also Read: Stephen Colbert Reveals Why He Dropped His 'Report' Character for 'The Late Show' The pilot will be directed by Fuqua, who will executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. Former Lapd. »
- Daniel Holloway
In a competitive situation, with all of the Big 4 networks interested, Training Day, a series adaptation of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment. The hot project, which was taken out last week, hails from Fuqua, writer Will Beall, Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It was Fuqua's idea to do the neo-noir crime thriller, which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, as a TV series. He… »
The television adaptation is set in the Lapd of 2015, with the series picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film.
Fuqua is teaming with Jerry Bruckheimer who will exec produce, alongside Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race”). Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”), a former Lapd detective, will pen the pilot, also serving as an exec producer.
“Training Day” followed a rookie cop (played by Hawke) who was paired with a rogue detective (Washington) on his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer. The crime thriller pic earned Washington the Academy Award for best actor.
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- Elizabeth Wagmeister
When it comes to the Oscar race, there.s always going to be debate. Should Dances With Wolves really have beat out Goodfellas? Should Al Pacino really have won for Scent of a Woman over both Denzel Washington in Malcolm X and Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven? One of the most questionable choices was Crash, which walked away with Best Picture at the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Almost no one, including the director, thinks it should have won. Talking to HitFix about the upcoming HBO drama, Show Me a Hero, which he directed, Crash helmer Paul Haggis talked about the controversy surrounding the choice. He said: Was it the best film of the year? I don.t think so. There were great films that year. Good Night and Good Luck, amazing film. Capote, terrific film. Ang Lee.s Brokeback Mountain, great film. And Spielberg.s Munich. I mean please, what a »
Batman: Ben Affleck is already set to star in, co-write, and direct a solo Batman movie, but now a new rumor suggests that a rough cut of next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- in which the actor makes his first appearance as Batman -- so impressed Warner Bros. executives that they want to make three stand-alone Batman movies and "are now working their movie universe around Ben's Batman." Affleck will reprise the character in Justice League, due on November 17, 2017, so the first solo Batman movie won't be out until after that. [Den of Geek] Training Day: Denzel Washington earned an Academy Award for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training Day, and now, 14 years later, the movie may be heading to television. Reportedly, it was...
- Peter Martin
Following on the recent burst of TV adaptations of movies either in the works or on screens, you might imagine Training Day director Antoine Fuqua looking on and saying, “That won’t happen to my film!” You would be wrong, because he’s leading the charge to turn the 2001 Denzel Washington/ Ethan Hawke cop drama into a series.While we won’t go expecting either The Denz or The Hawke to show up, the team behind the potential show – because it is just a package right now – is plenty starry enough, with Fuqua has Jerry Bruckheimer in on the package setting up at Warner Bros. TV.Will Beall, who wrote Gangster Squad and is himself a former Lapd officer, is on board to write at least the pilot for the show, drawing on his real-world experiences, his time in movies and the episodes of TV shows such as Castle he’s already worked on. »
Warner Bros. Television, director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up to develop a new TV series based on the hit 2001 movie Training Day. The producers will pitch the project to all four major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox) for a series that will be written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). Deadline reports that it was Antoine Fuqua's idea to turn Training Day into a TV series.
Training Day starred Denzel Washington as Lapd detective Alonzo Harris, who shows Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) the ropes on his first day as a narcotics officer. Jake learns quickly that Alonzo and the rest of his team are dirty cops. The series will be set in the present-day Lapd, set 15 years after the original movie, focusing on a relationship between two similar cops. The series may feature a new twist, with the corrupt, older cop being white, and the younger detective being black. »
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