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MGM International Television Distribution sets Mipcom slate

28 September 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The company will be in Cannes touting a roster that includes new drama series The Handmaid’s Tale and Get Shorty, as well as the new season of Fargo and features such as The Magnificent Seven and Me Before You.

Futuristic tale The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the Margaret Atwood novel and stars Elizabeth Moss. The series went straight to order in the Us and will debut on Hulu in 2017.

Get Shorty is inspired by the Elmore Leonard crime novel that spawned the film starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman. The series reimagining will star Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd and air on Epix, the joint venture by MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate.

Condor is based on the CIA spy feature Three Days Of The Condor and will air in the Us on DirecTV’s Audience Network.

New season highlights include the third season of Fargo starring Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon, the sixth and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘I.T.’ Exclusive Clip: Pierce Brosnan Never Loses His Cool In New Action Thriller

13 September 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor Pierce Brosnan has had a busy year so far. He previously starred in the dark thriller “Urge” as a mysterious nightclub owner who introduces his friends to a new designer drug and drags them into a deadly trap. Now, he stars in another action thriller “I.T.” as Mike Regan, a successful, self-made man with a state-of-the-art “smart home,” but when his I.T. consultant Ed (James Frecheville) starts stalking his daughter and threatening his entire life, he’s drawn into a complex cat-and-mouse game where the normal rules don’t apply. The film also stars Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”), Stefanie Scott (“Flipped”), and Michael Nyqvist (“John Wick”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Pierce Brosnan Says ‘Spectre’ Story Was “Weak” And The Movie Was “Too Long”

The film is directed by John Moore. He previously directed “Behind Enemy Lines,” starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman, the remake of “The Omen, »

- Annakeara Stinson

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Young Frankenstein Returning to Theaters on October 5th

6 September 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The world lost one of its great sources of laughter and joy with the recent passing of Gene Wilder, but his legacy will live on through his wonderful work, including 1974's Young Frankenstein, which is returning to theaters for one night only this fall.

To honor Wilder's extraordinary life, Fathom Events and 20th Century Fox are teaming up to bring Young Frankenstein back to the big screen in over 400 Us theaters on Wednesday, October 5th. The special screening will include a new introduction from Young Frankenstein co-writer/director Mel Brooks, who was one of Wilder's dearest friends.

Additionally, on October 18th, Hachette Books' Black Dog & Leventhal imprint will release a new hardcover book, Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Making of the Film.

To see if Young Frankenstein will be playing in a theater near you, visit the Fathom Events website. We have the official press release below »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Batman v Superman’ Retro Trailer: Michael Keaton and Christopher Reeve Face Off

6 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite making nearly $900 million worldwide, this spring’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was considered a disappointment by many. YouTube user stryder HD may be among those left wanting more by the film, as he’s gone to the effort of cutting a trailer for his own version of the film starring previous iteration of the eponymous superheroes: Michael Keaton as Batman, Christopher Reeve as Superman. Watch his work below.

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The fan-made trailer is impressively seamless, weaving together footage from seven different movies to present an alternate vision of the two caped heroes’ confrontation — much of it synced to audio from the actual “Batman v Superman” trailer. As in that film, the two foes eventually team up against Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman); Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) can be seen as well.

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- Michael Nordine

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Lee Marvin Died 29 Years Ago Today – Here Are His Ten Best Films

29 August 2016 7:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering mostly villainous supporting turns in many films before finally graduating to leading roles. Regardless of which side of the law he was on however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material. Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was badly wounded in battle when a machine gun nest shot off part of his buttocks and severed his sciatic nerve. He spent a year in recovery before returning to the U.S. where he began working as a plumber. The acting bug bit after filling in for an ailing summer-stock actor and he studied the art at the New York-based American Theater Wing. Upon making his debut in summer stock, »

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Steven Spielberg's outrageous plan to avoid calling 'Back to the Future' something awful

28 August 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's Back to the Future is a classic for many of us but studio interference could have put a very different face on it. Would you have seen a movie titled "Space Man From Pluto" starring Jeff Goldblum? As a huge Back to the Future fan, I've come across my fair share of trivia and interesting tidbits about the creation of the film over the years as I'm sure a lot of you have. We've seen some fun handwritten notes from Gale before on the film's sequel but recently, producer Will McCrabb took to Twitter to revitalize a few classics. For instance, other actors being considered for the lead roles: Jeff Goldblum was the first choice to play Doc Brown. Check out the other contenders. pic.twitter.com/DSVcAOay7D — Will McCrabb (@mccrabb_will) August 27, 2016 Yes, there are alternate realities where Doc Brown was played by Jeff Goldblum, »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Criterion Close-Up – Episode 47 – Downhill Racer & the Olympics

25 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Mark and Aaron celebrate the Summer Olympics by exploring Downhill Racer, an independent film about the Winter Olympics. We draw parallels to what is portrayed in the Michael Ritchie with the actual sporting events that take place today, including the thrills of victory and the agony of defeat. We discuss the groundbreaking cinematography, the nature of winning in an individual sport and the the enduring legacy of Sundance that began with this film.

About the film:

Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature of Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory. »

- Aaron West

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Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to star in Get Shorty TV series

24 August 2016 10:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) are in final talks with Epix about joining its upcoming Get Shorty TV adaptation.

The 10-episode hourlong is described as a “reimagining” of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel, which was brought to the big screen in 1995, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing a cast that included John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.

The series “centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano would play Rick, a washed up producer of low quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.”

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10-Episode Get Shorty TV Series In The Works For Epix

24 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It certainly seems to be a thing nowadays to take older properties and turn into hour-long TV shows. It's happening with Shooter, Rush Hour, The Departed, and a handful of other properties.

The trend seems to be continuing, as actors Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are in the process of signing on to lead the 10-episode series Get Shorty, based on the famous Elmore Leonard book of the same name.

While the book is indeed quite famous, chances are that if you recognize the title, it's from the 1995 film, which stars John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo. Heck, the movie did well enough that studios thought it was worth it to produce the sequel Be Cool, which -- as a sidenote -- was one of Dwayne Johnson's earlier roles. But I digress.

This new series is to be written by Davey Holmes, who has served as »

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Chris O’Dowd Will Star In The Get Shorty TV Show

23 August 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not too long ago, we caught wind of a Get Shorty TV show being developed over at Epix. An adaptation of both Elmore Leonard’s novel and Barry Sonnenfeld’s great 1995 film, the dark comedy is set to take things in a bit of a different direction, as it won’t feature Ernest “Chili” Palmer. Instead, it’s focused on Miles Daly, a former Nevada mobster who will be played by Chris O’Dowd.

That’s according to Deadline, who report that the actor is about to ink a deal for the role alongside Ray Romano, who’s eyeing the part of a “burnt out producer of trashy films,” – the character that Gene Hackman played in the movie.

As we mentioned above, the show won’t follow the source material beat for beat, as it will instead centre around Miles, who gets into movie producing in hopes of giving his daughter a better life. »

- Mark Cassidy

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Get Shorty: Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd Poised to Star in Epix TV Series

23 August 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ray Romano and Chris O' Dowd are teaming up. Deadline reports the two actors are finalizing deals to star in the upcoming Epix series Get Shorty.Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the comedy thriller "centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film." The novel was adapted into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, and Gene Hackman.Read More… »

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Chris O’Dowd is the new John Travolta in ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series

23 August 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Get Shorty TV series on the way: Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to lead the cast.

More on the Get Shorty TV series news below.

No sooner have we posted news of a new TV series based on the hit 2006 Oscar-winner The Departed, news reaches Thn that Chris O’Dowd is all set to lead a new small-screen version of Elmore Leonard’s book Get Shorty.

Get Shorty was famously turned into a 1990s John Travolta vehicle, to huge acclaim, and now Deadline report that a TV version is on its way, to air on Epix. Chris O’Dowd will play the role originally played by Travolta in the Barry Sonnenfeld directed feature, though will be called Miles Daly (not Chili Palmer), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada.

Deadline adds that ‘for the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Get Shorty’: Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano Poised To Star In Epix Series

23 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chris O’Dowd is finalizing a deal and Ray Romano is in negotiations to topline Get Shorty, Epix’s 10-episode original series from MGM TV. The hourlong dark comedy is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld's 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo. Written by Davey Holmes, Get Shorty centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous… »

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Making-Of Documentary: How the ‘Replacement Players’ Made an Enduring Classic

21 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Silence of the Lambs” belongs to an exclusive club: Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller is one of only three films to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For today’s look back into the Indiewire Vault, avail yourself of “Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs.”

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The making-of documentary, which premiered on Biography Channel in 2010, tells “the story of a how a group of replacement players came together to turn the horror genre on its ear by transforming a mass-market thriller into a film classic for the ages.” That “replacement players” designation comes from the fact that none of the key players were originally intended »

- Michael Nordine

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Eight Terrible Casting Choices in Films

19 August 2016 9:46 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Casting is a hugely important part of the filmmaking process. Unfortunately, sometimes Hollywood gets it very wrong.  When the wrong person gets the part, it can spoil the whole movie. Here are eight instances where bad casting damaged a big movie.

 Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy: This bit of bad casting not only ruined a film, it wrecked three films. While the Star Wars prequels had numerous problems, the worst was the portrayal of iconic villain Darth Vader—Aka Anakin Skywalker—as a sulky, petulant teenager. Christensen’s bland performance made the problem 10-times worse. How do you follow the voice of James Earl Jones with the whiny voice of Christensen? He also had no chemistry at all with his co-star and love-interest Natalie Portman, who played Queen Amidala.  

 Jack Black as Carl Denham in King Kong (2005): Jack Black didn’t know what movie he was in here. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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How upset are we that ‘Suicide Squad’ fooled us about its true villain?

5 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Warning: major spoilers about Suicide Squad lie ahead. Suicide Squad is full of bad guys, but we need to talk about the real bad guy in Suicide Squad. No, it’s not Kevin we need to talk about (who is decidedly more frightening and more memorable than the actual villains in Suicide Squad. And though Kevin’s counterpart, Barry Allen, made a characteristically blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in the movie). We need to talk about the true antagonists of the latest DC movie, the ones our rogues gallery of anti-heroes must battle. Enchantress and Incubus. Photo credit: Warner Bros. Did you know they’d be the antagonists of this movie before walking into the theater? I didn’t. Warner Bros. kept Enchantress/Dr. June Moone largely out of Suicide Squad’s trailers, and it’s not because of any backlash about the character’s costume. It turns out she’s the antagonist here, »

- Emily Rome

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Get Shorty: An Update on the Epix TV Series

1 August 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Get Shorty has a director. Recently, Epix announced Allen Coulter will direct the first episode of the upcoming series.Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the dark comedy will center on a criminal who moves to Los Angeles to become a movie producer. The book was adapted into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito.Read More… »

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'Mr. Robot': How TV's Hit Hacker Drama Keeps Getting Better

27 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In the excellent new season of Mr. Robot, we see our hero Elliott make a desperate attempt to reboot his entire life. He's still a brilliant but messed-up hacker in a black hoodie, a lonesome punk kid with a drug problem and a head full of toxic social anxieties that make it tough for him to interact with other humans. But he decides to break his Internet addiction. He moves back home with his drunk mom in Queens. He keeps to himself and shoots hoops. He stays offline, which for him is a real agony. »

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