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19 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Close plays Eve Wilde, a now-retired film star who is getting ready to marry husband number four, the acclaimed English writer Harold Alcott (Stewart), after a whirlwind courtship. But on the long summer weekend before the nuptials, the couple is confronted with their romantic pasts in the form of Wilde's first husband, played by Malkovich, and their collective families. Minnie Driver, Jack Davenport, Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Noah Emmerich and Grace Van »
- Scott Roxborough
Vulture WatchWhat's that, you say? Has the Speechless TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Speechless season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, Speechless follows Maya Dimeo (Minnie Driver) and her family. A no-nonsense mom, Maya will do anything for her loved ones. She's always fighting against injustices -- both real and imagined. She and husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) are parents to brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Moving to an upscale school district, Maya needs »
“I would say it’s Hitchcockian.”
“In Simon’s hands, it has a spellbinding, bleak menace to it,” says Brosnan.
Based on a novel by George Harrar, “Spinning Man” stars Guy Pearce as a happily married professor whose life unravels when he’s implicated in the murder of one of his students. Minnie Driver co-stars as his wife, who begins to doubt his innocence.
“This is such a character study,” says Brosnan. “Especially in its depiction of the disintegration of a marriage.”
Brosnan plays Malloy, a tenacious Irish police detective in charge of the murder investigation.
“Malloy is a seasoned detective,” says Brosnan. “He’s a weary man who looks for proof, slowly and methodically. Yet he’s also a man with compassion, »
- Matthew Chernov
Cannonball Productions is producing “Saint Judy,” which centers on the story of Judy Wood, a single mother in her mid-30’s who began work in immigration law and represented an Afghani immigrant who had been persecuted for opening up a school for girls in her home country. By winning the case, Wood single-handedly changed the law of asylum nationwide, allowing women to be designated a protected class.
Sean Hanish (“Return to Zero”) is helming the feature. Cannonball principals Paul Jaconi-Biery and Hanish are producing with Kelly Kahl, Molina, Gabriela Lugo, and Jaime Surenkamp as executive producers. Derek Beamer is co-producer.
Cannonball has developed »
- Dave McNary
Studios are hitting the Croisette armed with checkbooks, hoping to snap up the next big commercial hit or Oscar darling. Here are 12 packages that seem destined to result in bidding wars.
Director: Gideon Raff
Why Buyers are Circling: The “Captain America” actor will play an Israeli spy tasked with rescuing thousands of refugees trapped in 1970s Sudan.
(Covert Media, worldwide)
Director: Claire McCarthy
Why Buyers Are Circling: It’s “Hamlet” told from the tragic
(Lionsgate, international; Wme, domestic)
Director: Drew Pearce
Why Buyers are Circling: This thriller casts Foster as the nurse at a hospital for dangerous criminals.
Director: Bill Holderman
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Renewed: Modern Family (ABC) The hit comedy was renewed for two more seasons — all the way through the 2018-19 season. Renewed: Black-ish (ABC) The hit Emmy Award-winning sitcom is coming back for Season 4. Renewed: Speechless (ABC) The 20th Century Fox Television-produced comedy starring Minnie Driver will be picked up for Season 2. Renewed: Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) The family comedy starring Constance Wu and Randall Park will come back for a fourth season. Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) The seminal Shondaland drama will return in the fall for Season 14. Renewed: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) Viola Davis will »
- Linda Ge, Reid Nakamura and Carli Velocci
Despite being one of ABC's top-rated shows, Speechless didn't land an early renewal for season two, and some fans worried it might be cancelled. Today, it was revealed that the Alphabet Network had renewed Speechless for a second season.A live-action ABC sitcom, the Speechless TV show stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Michah Fowler, Kyla Kennedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. The cast also includes Marin Hinkle, Jonathan Slavin, McKaley Miller, and David Lengel.Read More… »
ABC has renewed “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Speechless” for new seasons. “Fresh Off the Boat” will return for Season 4 and “Speechless” will return for Season 2. “Fresh Off the Boat” is based on Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name and follows an immigrant family living in Florida. Costance Wu and Randall Park star. “Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as a wife and mother who is fiercely protective of her husband, Jimmy, and their three children, Ray, Dylan, and J.J. — who has a condition that leaves him with unique mobility and communication challenges. Read More See »
- Linda Ge
ABC has completed negotiations with 20th Century Fox TV for comedies Fresh Off the Boat, which has been renewed for a fourth season, and Speechless, which will return for a second season. Neither had been in danger of cancellation. With the pickups, the focus shifts to bubble drama Quantico, which has been expected to get a (likely shorter) order but no official word yet. Along with American Housewife, Speechless starring Minnie Driver has been ABC’s strongest new comedy… »
The Dimeo family has something to celebrate this weekend: ABC has renewed Speechless for a second season.
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Star Minnie Driver confirmed the news in a tweet on Friday:
Well, @Speechless_ABC has officially been picked up for a second season.
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 12, 2017
The family comedy stars Driver as Maya, the matriarch of a zany family whose lives revolve around special-needs son Jj (Micah Fowler). John Ross Bowie co-stars as Maya’s husband Jimmy; Mason Cook and Kyla Kenedy play younger kids Ray and Dylan. »
Set in the mid-‘90s, “Fresh Off the Boat” follows 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his Taiwanese family as they move from Chinatown in Washington, D.C. to suburban Orlando, Florida. Eddie’s father sets his sights on running a Western-themed restaurant, while Eddie struggles with assimilating into his new school and the rest of the family contends with living in an area with virtually no other Asian families.
In addition to Yang, the series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, and Chelsey Crisp. The series is based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang. Nahnatchka Khan created the series in addition to executive producing. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also serve as executive producers. The »
- Joe Otterson
The Dimeo family looked particularly well put together as they prepare to walk the Paley Center for Media purple carpet. It was a Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, and the cast and crew of “Speechless” were celebrating the penultimate episode of their debut season with a screening and subsequent panel, moderated by Variety‘s own Debra Birnbaum.
While fans of the freshest face on ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup were already well aware of the chemistry between stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kenedy and Cedric Yarbrough — that’s Cee-drik, not Ceh-drik — seeing them interact in person was certainly something to write home about. The cast is already operating as a unit, said series creator Scott Silveri.
“They’re not dysfunctional … ” Silveri began, only to have Driver finish his sentence. “… the family works perfectly,” she asserted. This familial-level of banter persisted through the entire panel, which »
- JD Knapp
Nothing is worse than dealing with allergies and wearing makeup. Teary eyes, puffy cheeks, runny noses—symptoms to allergies or sinuses are not ideal for beauty lovers. If you're like Emma Stone, you understand. The actress limits her makeup products to keep her allergies at bay. Besides taking medicine, there are products and practices that you can use to make this season a little less annoying. Enter: Angela Caglia, celebrity aesthetician and anti-aging expert. At her flagship Angela Caglia Skin Spa in Bel Air, California, her clients, which include Speechless actress Minnie Driver and model Jasmine Sanders, refer to the beauty professional as the "Hollywood Glowgirl" for her ability bring »
Season one of Speechless is coming to a close. Recently, ABC released new photos and details for the TV show's upcoming season finale.The sitcom follows the Dimeo family, which includes no-nonsense mom Maya (Minnie Driver), husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Cedric Yarbrough also stars as Jj’s aide.Read More… »
26 April 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
With a script by Matthew Aldrich, the film is based on the novel by George Harrar and follows philosophy professor and family man Evan Birch (Pearce). Evan’s world is upended when his illicit past and a string of inappropriate relationships with his students come to light. When a young woman is found murdered, he comes to the forefront as a suspect.
Kennedy will play Ross, a fellow ethics professor and friend of Evan's.
Spinning Man is »
- Rebecca Ford
Katell Quillévéré’s polished mosaic of interconnected lives is intelligently acted and visually arresting but its cardiac-transplant storyline is a little glib
Katell Quillévéré’s first two pictures, Love Like Poison and Suzanne, established her as a film-maker of delicacy and grace; this third feature is based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal, adapted by the director with veteran screenwriter Gilles Taurand.
It is every bit as beautifully made and intelligently acted as you might expect, with some wonderful visual imagery at the very beginning. Yet I was disappointed. The organ donation storyline is a readymade trope, bringing together disparate life stories; it creates its own internal narrative economy of donor and recipient. But it’s a rather Hollywoodised high concept, reminiscent of Alejandro González Iñárittu’s 21 Grams or even, frankly, a slushy romantic weepie from 2000 starring Minnie Driver called Return to Me. Those films had the idea of infringing the donor anonymity rules, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Stars spend nearly as much time sitting in hair and makeup as they do acting in front of the camera. Between filming, red carpet appearances and posing for photo shoots, they’re always getting ready — so much so that some, like Nina Dobrev, are best friends with their trusted hairstylists and makeup artists. But when their glam squads are away, they’re left to their own devices. And for People’s World’s Most Beautiful issue, we challenged Dobrev and actress Amandla Stenberg to go from makeup-free to a full face of makeup in 90 seconds — and without the help of any pros. »
- Jillian Ruffo
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- People Staff
Minnie Driver says it wasn’t until she came to Hollywood at the age of 25 that she began wearing makeup.
Driver, 47, who posed without a stitch of makeup in People’s annual World’s Most Beautiful issue says when she’s not working, less is more.
“In my everyday life you won’t see me wearing a lot of makeup,” Driver tells People. “Even when I have what I consider quite a lot of makeup on, some online rag will ‘wearing no makeup while having lunch.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I did my eyelashes and my eyebrows. I am wearing »
- Mia McNiece
Are you watching Speechless? The ABC TV series is nearing the end of its first season, but will there be another? What do you think? Should the network renew the show for a second season?The sitcom follows the Dimeo family, which includes no-nonsense mom Maya (Minnie Driver), husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Cedric Yarbrough also stars as Jj's aide.Read More… »
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