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Travel Notes: Florida bound? TCM Classic Cruise Returns To The High Seas November 1-6, 2015The Disney Magic Will take movie lovers away on a luxury cruise! Now in its fifth year, the TCM Classic Cruise has hosted special guests including Ernest Borgnine, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Richard Dreyfuss. A highlight reel of past TCM Classic Cruise’s can be viewed hereTurner Classic Movies (TCM) will set sail on the high seas for a fifth time with the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise returning on November 1-6 aboard the Disney Magic, the Disney Cruise Line ship that […] »
- April Neale
It’ll soon be Father’s Day — in court — on How to Get Away With Murder.
Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast) will appear in the first half of the ABC thriller’s two-hour finale (Feb. 26, 9/8c) as a priest accused of killing a fellow man of the cloth, TVLine has learned exclusively.
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Viola Davis’ dynamic defense attorney Annalise Keating will take the pastor’s case despite her attitude toward religion — We all remember her recent zinger “Prayers are for the weak; I’ll stick to beating your ass in court,” yes? »
Ever think that Taylor Swift looks at Nashville‘s Maddie Conrad and thinks, “You lucky twerp?”
After all, while a pre-teen Tay-Tay had to hoof it all over Music City, begging label execs to listen to her demo, Rayna’s older daughter spends most of this week’s episode being pursued by an aggressive studio head with a penchant for expensive welcome gifts.
Don’t worry, Taylor: By the end of the episode, Rayna puts the kibosh on her kid’s career (for now) and inadvertently brings about the downfall of her biggest enemy — and, might I add, she does »
ABC has landed their Bernie Madoff for an upcoming miniseries about the man. Madoff will be based upon the book called The Madoff Chronicles, which follow Bernie’s rise and fall as a rock star (not really…) stockbroker. The series will likely air this fall or sometime in 2016 as they just announced the project as officially happening. So far Richard has also been the only confirmed name so far.
Wow, it looks like ABC is wanting to join in big case fun that FX has created with Oj Simpson. I think we all will be interesting to learn more about this project since it will be slightly different. It won’t be as controversial or emotional, while sticking to a high amount of drama. We can smell a sweeps airing for this one down the road, if ABC is wise with their scheduling for it.
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- Sarah Peel
ABC’s latest casting news is so good, it’s criminal.
Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has been tapped to star as Bernie Madoff in ABC’s newly greenlit miniseries about the jailed financier, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Inspired by The Madoff Chronicles, a book from ABC News correspondent Brian Ross, Madoff reportedly will chronicle the rise and fall of the disgraced stockbroker, who in 2009 was sentenced to 150 years in prison for operating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Though Dreyfuss is best known for his work »
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss is headed to TV. The “Jaws” actor is set to star on “Madoff,” a multi-episode ABC drama centered around the rise and fall of the now-jailed financier Bernie Madoff, a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap. See Photos: 18 Real-Life Scandals That TV Ripped From the Headlines The actor will portray the infamous former stockbroker, who was convicted of fraud for his part in what became one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history and sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009. Lincoln Square Productions has teamed with ABC on the drama, which doesn’t yet have a premiere date, »
- Travis Reilly
ABC has greenlighted Madoff, a miniseries about Bernie Madoff. Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss is set to play the disgraced financier in the project, from ABC News’ Lincoln Square Prods, which was also behind last year’s ABC limited series The Assets. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini chronicles the rise and spectacular fall of the imprisoned swindler and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he… »
ABC is poised to explore the Bernie Madoff scandal. The network is teaming with Lincoln Square Productions (The Assets) for a multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss will star as Madoff, the former stockbroker and fiancier convicted of fraud in the Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. See more Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2015-16 Ben Robbins (The First 48) will pen the script for the
- Lesley Goldberg
It has not been an easy week. At the start of the week, we had our editorial meeting here at HitFix, as we do every Monday, to talk about both the week ahead and longer-term projects as well. For fairly obvious reasons, there was a fair amount of talk about Valentine's Day content, and I mentioned a few different ideas that I might write about, including one that I'll end up publishing at some point about Steve Martin. But even as I pitched a few ideas, I found myself uncomfortable with the entire idea of writing about romantic films right now. Honestly, I was hoping to spend this week with my head down and then just sail right through this weekend without writing about love at all, because for the first time in my adult life, I am no longer sure what I think about it. After all, I was with my wife for 14 years. »
- Drew McWeeny
Founded in 2003, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival continues to lead the way in the presentation of outstanding Irish and International film. Over the past thirteen years the Festival has hosted over 500 major guests along the way ranging from Irish mega stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Daniel Day Lewis, U2 to Hollywood A-listers Al Pacino, Mark Wahlberg, Glenn Close, Joss Whedon, Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss. The Festival has screened world cinema from 52 different countries, a total of almost 1,500 films, of which 300 were Irish features including world premieres of Once, Ondine, In Bruges, Calvary, The Stag, and The Secret of Kells. In addition there has been a vibrant, ongoing programming of International out of Festival events with huge talents Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Cranston and Ennio Morricone. Academy award winning actor Russell Crowe will attend the festival next month to »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Following the premiere, several studios began aggressively bidding for “Zipper” before Alchemy picked up rights to the pic.
Produced by Darren Aronofsky and set against the backdrop of a political campaign, “Zipper” stars Patrick Wilson, Lena Heady, Ray Winstone and Richard Dreyfuss. Alchemy will release the film this fall.
- Justin Kroll
Alchemy has acquired all North American distribution rights to Mora Stephens' political thriller "Zipper," starring Patrick Wilson opposite Lena Headey, Ray Winstone, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Dianna Agron, Christopher McDonald, Alexandra Breckenridge and Penelope Mitchell. The purchase represents Alchemy's second 2015 Sundance Film Festival buy, following their early pick up of the Nicole Kidman drama "Stangerland." Wilson stars in the film as Sam Ellis, a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future whose one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction that threatens to destroy his life, family and career. "'Zipper' is a sophisticated political thriller anchored by Patrick Wilson's riveting performance as a man battling a burgeoning sexual addition," said Bill Lee, Alchemy's CEO. "We're excited to bring this gripping film to audiences everywhere." Alchemy VP of Acquisitions Jeff »
- Zack Sharf
Indie distributor Alchemy has snapped up North American rights to Mora Stephens' political thriller "Zipper," a 2015 Sundance premiere starring Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Dianna Agron, Christopher McDonald, Alexandra Breckenridge and Penelope Mitchell. Co-written by Stephens and Joel Viertel, "Zipper" will hit theaters and VOD later in 2015. Here's the synopsis: Sam Ellis (Wilson) is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction threatening to destroy his life, family, and career. In a relatively strong Sundance for female-directed films, "Zipper" garnered mixed reviews upon its Park City premiere, though CraveOnline calls it "The grown-up thriller of the year," akin to David Fincher's "Gone Girl." The Guardian says there are elements to admire »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Just as sex scandals are pretty much as old as politics themselves, as long as we've had films, we've had cinematic depictions of sex scandals, usually serious and sometimes comedic. Whether filmmakers have had to be coy about the nature of the scandals -- see "The Best Man" or "Advise and Consent" -- or whether filmmakers have been able to directly tear sex scandals from the headlines -- see "Primary Colors" -- the ground has been fertile. Fortunately -- Unfortunately? -- sex scandals just keep coming along and we keep lapping them up, from Eliot Spitzer to John Edwards to Anthony Weiner. Bringing the genre to Sundance this year was "Zipper," a largely straight-faced approach to a plausibly finger-on-the-pulse topic, which falls flat because of a middle act in which the drama spirals into dated addiction craziness. When it's a political thriller, "Zipper" is respectably acted and presented and has some merit. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Zipper, the second feature by writer/director Mora Stephens, is a dark political thriller about an attorney whose political ambitions are put at risk due to his “zipper problem” (aka a taste for high-end escorts). When we first meet Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson), he’s a family man with good intentions, who is able to resist the temptations of the firm’s intern (Dianna Agron). But as his campaign manager (Richard Dreyfuss) and loving wife (Lena Heady) encourage him to run for district attorney, he finds himself in a downward spiral that may threaten everything he’s worked for. By telling the story through Sam’s eyes, Stephens makes no apologies for this charcter’s behavior but tries to give a bit of understanding as to how one might fall down this rabbit hole. At the festival, we sat down with director Mora Stephens, »
- Michelle Nelson
Cargo will represent international sales at the Efm later this week. Alchemy brokered the deal with CAA and Cinetic on behalf of the film-makers.
The Orchard brokered the deal for Finders Keepers with Wme Global and plans a theatrical and digital release in 2015.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
“Zipper,” a ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has sold North American rights to Alchemy.
The film will be released in theaters and on-demand later this year. As the title suggests, the film is about an Eliot Spitzer-esque politician who can’t keep it zipped, leading to all sorts of headaches. In Variety, critic Geoff Berkshire offered a mixed appraisal, calling it, “tawdry but cripplingly self-serious.”
Alchemy is the new moniker for Millennium Entertainment, which rebranded after CEO Bill Lee and Virgo Investment Group partnered to acquire the company’s catalog and distribution operations from a group of investors.
Alchemy vice president of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with CAA and Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers. Cargo Entertainment will be handling international »
- Brent Lang
Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up! This time around we have details on Backstreet Boy Nick Carter’s in-the-works zombie western movie, release details for Arrow Video’s UK Blu-ray / DVD of the Vincent Price-starring The Comedy of Terrors, and an update on Warner Bros.’ and Team Downey’s in-development film based on the real-life sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the subsequent shark attacks on the surviving crew members.
In an interview with Noisey, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter revealed that he will be directing and starring in a zombie western called Dead West (not to be confused with Joe R. Lansdale’s 1986 zombie western novel, Dead in the West) for Asylum this March. Carter also co-wrote the script and has a couple of potential cast members in mind (excerpts from Noisey via Shock Till You Drop):
“It’s called Dead West. [Laughs.] It’s a zombie horror western movie. »
- Derek Anderson
Zipper is a dark political thriller that examines the tendency of men in power to succumb to their more base desires. The film is a return of sorts for writer/director Mora Stephens whose last film Conventioneers was back in 2005.
Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Zipper has Patrick Wilson as a rising-star attorney who finds himself tempted to stray from his marriage to his wife (Lena Headey) by a seductive intern (Dianna Agron). To quell this overt office affair, he instead looks to internet escort services to make a more “transactional” relationship with these women. He soon finds himself addicted to the service and forced to come to terms not only with the legality of his behaviour but its affect on his burgeoning political career.
Cineplex spoke with Wilson and Agron while they were in Sundance to promote the film, along with other members of the strong cast including Richard Dreyfuss, »
- Jason Gorber
Park City. Stop us if you've heard this one before: A handsome Golden Boy politician is moving up the political ladder only to have his progress threatened by a scandal brought about by his sexual appetites. That's the thumbnail sketch for Mora Stephens' "Zipper," which features Patrick Wilson as Sam Ellis, a Southern lawyer on the cusp of a nation election. To deflect temptation away from his firm's attractive young intern (Dianna Agron), Sam spirals deep into the world of high-priced escorts, a secret that could cause issues for his cutthroat campaign svengali (Richard Dreyfuss). "The movie is designed to provoke a dialogue," says director and co-writer Stephens, who previously directed 2006's "Conventioners." "Zipper" had its world premiere on Wednesday night and shortly before the premiere, I stood on a Main Street balcony hoping that it wouldn't rain on Stephens and co-stars Dreyfuss and Agron. ["I won't melt," a game Agron reassured me.] This "Zipper" trio got »
- Daniel Fienberg
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