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TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot Adds ‘Ithaca’s’ Molly Gordon

25 August 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has added to its cast for its pilot “Animal Kingdom,” tapping Molly Gordon to play Nicky, the rebellious girlfriend of Finn Cole’s Joshua “J” Cody.

Gordon is known for roles in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and the film “I Am Sam.” She appears in the upcoming films “Love the Coopers,” directed by “Sam’s” Jessie Nelson, and “Ithaca,” directed by Meg Ryan. She is repped by the Burstein Co. and Paradigm.

Animal Kingdom” is based on the 2010 movie written and directed by David Michod, a project that resulted in Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for actress Jacki Weaver. The story follows Cole’s character as he discovers that his family’s life of indulgence and excess is funded by criminal activities, including bank robberies. He soon learns that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

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Molly Gordon Rounds Out ‘Animal Kingdom’ Cast; ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Adds 3 Recurring

25 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TNT has rounded out the cast of drama pilot Animal Kingdom, adding Molly Gordon (Orange Is The New Black) as a regular. The pilot from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television, centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it's… »

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TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot Casts Molly Gordon as Series Regular

25 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TNT’s drama pilot based on 2010 Australian film “Animal Kingdom” has added Molly Gordon in the series regular role of Nicky, TheWrap has learned. Currently shooting in Los Angeles, the drama stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Finn Cole, Jake Weary and Daniella Alonso. The project is based on David Michod‘s award-winning film of the same name, and follows a family of criminals. The story centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) Headed by boot-tough. »

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Daniella Alonso Joins ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot; Emma Greenwell In ‘The Way

24 August 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Revolution alum Daniella Alonso has booked a series regular role opposite Scott Speedman in TNT's drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that… »

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Casting: Poulter, Buckley, Bloor, Robson

21 August 2015 3:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

War Machine

Will Poulter ("We're the Millers," "The Maze Runner") has joined the cast of David Michod's Netflix black comedy feature "War Machine" alongside Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall.

Pitt plays a four-star general whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan. Filming begins this Fall and Netflix will open the film in select cinemas next year along with streaming it on its online service. [Source: Variety]

The Comedian's Guide To Survival

James Buckley ("The Inbetweeners") has scored a role in Mark Murphy's "The Comedian's Guide To Survival" alongside Paul Kaye, MyAnna Buring and Neil Stuke.

Buckley plays failed comic James Mullinger, who travels the world interviewing more successful funny types to find the secret to comedy. Various famed comedians like Jimmy Carr, Omid Dalilli and Gilbert Gottfried will appear. [Source: Screen]

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Ben Robson Leads Life Of Crime In TNT Pilot ‘Animal Kingdom’

20 August 2015 8:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ben Robson (Vikings) has landed a lead role in TNT's drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it's all being funded by the bank robberies… »

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TNT Orders Jerry Bruckheimer Thriller ‘Home’ to Pilot

17 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has picked up a drama pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer, Variety has learned.

The thriller, titled “Home,” was previously set up at Fox with then-chairman Kevin Reilly, who picked up the project at the cabler where he is now prez.

“Home” delves into the secrets lingering behind the facade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family. The series revolves around Rose Altman, a newly pregnant woman who has a successful business as an accomplished designer and a wonderful home life with her husband Joe, a highly regarded prison psychologist, and his two sons, to whom she’s enjoying being their stepmother. But when she discovers long-buried secrets, Rose’s perfect family and life is shattered.

Aron Eli Coleite (pictured below) wrote the pilot. The writer-producer’s past credits include “Crossing Jordan,” “Hostages” and “Heroes,” on which he served as a writer and producer for the majority of its four-season run, eventually rising to co-exec producer. »

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Shawn Hatosy Joins TNT Drama Pilot ‘Animal Kingdom’

14 August 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Fear The Walking Dead) has joined Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin in the cast of TNT's drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon… »

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Finn Cole & Jake Weary Join TNT Drama Pilot ‘Animal Kingdom’

4 August 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peaky BlindersFinn Cole and Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars) have been cast opposite Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman in TNT's drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot, which is set to begin shooting next month in Los Angeles, centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs… »

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The Cobbler review – botched Adam Sandler fantasy comedy

30 July 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This entirely dreadful yarn about a magical cobbler is up to Sandler’s usual standards, but you might have expected more from its director

It stars Adam Sandler and, yes, cobbler’s in the title. Make your own jokes, because they’re otherwise lacking here: this botched fantasy – in which Sandler’s downtrodden Max discovers a magical stitching machine that allows him to literally walk a mile in his customers’ shoes – collapses amid its attempts to reshape a notionally sincere script to fit an A-list heel. An intriguing Jewish-heritage angle is soon overwritten so a bodyswapping Sandler can gawp at boobs; thereafter, it shrugs through boring squabbles with slumlord Ellen Barkin towards a will-this-do? punchline about cobblers being “guardians of soles”. Such indifferent material may now be expected from Sandler; coming from Tom McCarthy, writer-director of 2003’s cherishable The Station Agent, it’s an almighty shame.

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Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman Cast in TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot

29 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin are set to star in TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” pilot. The pilot, based on David Michôd’s 2010 Australian film of the same name starring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Joel Edgerton, follows the 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his California relatives and discovers that they’re funded by criminal activities. Barkin will play Janine “Smurf ” Cody, the family matriarch played by Weaver in the original movie. Speedman will play Barry “Baz” Brown, Edgerton’s character in the film. Also read: TBS, TNT Set Creative Development and Production Teams Under President Kevin Reilly »

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Ellen Barkin & Scott Speedman To Star In John Wells’ TNT Pilot ‘Animal Kingdom’

29 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) and Scott Speedman (The Strangers) have been cast as leads in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot, which is set to begin shooting next month in Los Angeles, centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody who moves in with his wild, freewheeling relatives — grandmother (Barkin) and uncles — in their Southern California beach town when his mother ODs. He is pulled into their… »

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Ellen Barkin & Scott Speedman to Star in TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’

29 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman have been cast in TNT’s upcoming drama pilot “Animal Kingdom,” Variety has learned.

The story follows 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his wild, freewheeling relatives. As he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess, he discovers it is being funded by criminal activities.

Barkin plays Janine “Smurf” Cody. A working-class mom with what appears to be a picket-fence lifestyle, she is actually the boot-tough matriarch of an organized crime family. Smurf has enough authority to make even the most dangerous men tremble in her presence. Speedman plays Barry “Baz” Brown, who was adopted by the Cody family when he was 12. He now leads the group in their armed robberies, but he also thinks of breaking away from a life of crime.

Animal Kingdom” hails from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and is based on the »

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Barkin, Speedman Enter "Animal Kingdom"

29 July 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman are set to take on the roles that Jacki Weaver and Joel Edgerton made famous in TNT's drama pilot "Animal Kingdom".

A U.S. TV series adaptation of the acclaimed 2010 Australian crime thriller feature, the series centers on 17-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody' who moves into the Southern California beach town of his grandmother and his uncles following his mother's overdose.

Barkin plays Janine 'Smurf' Cody, a working-class mom with what appears to be a picket-fence lifestyle. In fact, she is actually the matriarch of an organized crime family with enough authority to make dangerous men tremble.

Speedman plays Cody's son and Josh's uncle Barry 'Baz' Brown who leads the group in their armed robberies. Jonathan Lisco penned the adaptation with John Wells to direct the pilot and executive produce. Filming begins next month in Los Angeles.

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The Cobbler review: “Average, though very entertaining…”

29 July 2015 3:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Cobbler review: The latest Adam Sandler comedy is run-of-the-mill stuff, but there’s a lot of fun to have in there too. The Cobbler review

The Cobbler is one of those movies which was released in its domestic territory back last year, received relatively poor to mediocre reviews, and thus is getting a fairly low-profile international roll-out, which is a shame really, as there’s a lot of fun to be with Adam Sandler‘s latest comedy.

The film revolves around Sandler’s cobbler Max Simkin, a bored, single Jewish guy working on New York’s lower East Side in the family’s small business. When Max stumbles upon a magical family heirloom – a stitching machine which allows him to transform to look and appear like the owner of any pair of shoes he straps on – his life changes forever.

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Happyish: Cancelled by Showtime; No Season Two

25 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Showtime has decided not to order a second season of their Happyish comedy series. The TV show has been cancelled after one season of 10 episodes.

On Happyish, a forty-something man and his family try to find a way to relax and be content in a rapidly changing world. The cast of this dark comedy includes Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Sawyer Shipman, Bradley Whitford, and Ellen Barkin.

The series started as a star-vehicle for actor Philip Seymour-Hoffman and it was picked up after he filmed a well-received pilot. The project was thrown in turmoil when he died and Coogan was eventually hired to replace him.

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Happyish

25 July 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Showtime

Episodes: 10 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: April 26, 2015 -- June 28, 2015

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Sawyer Shipman, Bradley Whitford, and Ellen Barkin.

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A dark comedy, this series follows a man who's faced with obsolescence in a youth-obsessed culture. His world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Is "happyish" is the best one can expect after 44 years on the planet?

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Showtime Cancels ‘Happyish’ After One Season

24 July 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime has canceled comedy “Happyish” after one season, the network said Friday. The comedy series stars British actor Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25-year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “viral.” The sudden change sends Thom on a soul-searching quest to discover if he is, indeed, truly happy. Bradley Whitford, Kathryn Hahn and Ellen Barkin also starred. Also Read: Cancellations: TV Shows That Got the Ax in 2015 (So Far) Philip Seymour Hoffman was originally set to star in the series before his untimely death in February 2014. “Happyish” was. »

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

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‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’ Blu-ray Review

22 July 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Peter WellerJohn Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen BarkinLewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli | Written by Earl Mac Rauch | Directed by W.D. Richter

Arrow Video know their cult movies, you just have to look at the ones they’ve released to see that. If you were to ask the question, how crazy can a cult movie be? I think you just have to look at their latest release for that. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is probably one of the strangest (yet still good) Eighties movies you’ll ever see.

When Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), the brilliant physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret-rock star manages to use the Oscillation Overthruster to travel to the 8th dimension he draws the attention of the Red Lectroids (an alien race obviously.) Working with Banzai’s »

- Paul Metcalf

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