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Craig Johnson’s adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson is well underway. With production having recently begun in Minnesota, Deadline has reported that Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have now joined the cast.
Wilson tells the story of a lonely, smug, middle-aged divorced man living in Oakland, California who is obsessed with his past. After his father passes away, he attempts to connect with his drug-abusing ex-wife and the teenage daughter he never knew existed.
Greer can currently be seen in summer blockbuster Jurassic World and will soon be appearing in Marvel’s Ant-Man, hitting theaters next month. Hines last appeared in the romance comedy Think Like a Man Too and is slated to appear in the holiday-themed Christmas Eve being released later this year. Hines and Greer join an already excellent cast with Woody Harrelson filling the shoes of the title character and Laura Dern playing his estranged wife Pippi. »
- William Fanelli
The feature adaptation of Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful) acclaimed graphic novel, Wilson, has begun shooting in Minnesota under director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). Joining Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern is Judy Greer (last seen in Jurassic World) and Cheryl Hines (Larry David fans will need no introduction) in undisclosed roles. Harrelson will play the misanthropic outsider of the title, who makes one last-ditch effort to reconnect with his drug-addled ex-wife (Laura Dern) and a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he's never met. Clowes also wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Alexander Payne, Sam Raimi, and Josh Donen. »
Ok, it’s not an Alexander Payne project as it once was which is slightly less exciting, but we’re still looking forward to Fox Searchlight’s upcoming, “Wilson,” an adaptation of celebrated work by graphic novelist Dan Clowes. His dark, hilarious cynical touch begat many terrific graphic novels and so far, two solid film adaptations: “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential,” both directed by Terry Zwigoff. Payne was supposed to direct the adaptation of Clowes’ “Wilson,” the script of which he wrote himself, but it appears he’s been caught up with other work. But in his stead is Craig Johnson, who won critical plaudits from Sundance 2014 with the indie “The Skeleton Twins.” “Wilson” already features Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern and joining the cast announced today are Judy Greer (“Arrested Development”) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his. »
- Edward Davis
President of production Claudia Lewis announced on Thursday that principal photography has begun in Minnesota on Craig Johnson’s follow-up to The Skeleton Twins starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.
Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing the story of a lonely middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Fox Searchlight Pictures has begun principal photography in Minnesota on Craig Johnson's "Wilson," starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines. Daniel Clowes ("Ghost World") adapts his graphic novel. Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing. The film is shooting on location in the St. Paul area. "Dan Clowes' script embraces elements that are funny, touching, charming and sweet. This film has everything, including Craig who is one of the most precise and smart directors around. It will be a joy to bring Wilson to the big screen," said producers Skalski and Goldman. Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. »
- Anne Thompson
Harrelson stars as a lonely, neurotic middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he’s never met. The graphic novel was published in 2010.
- Dave McNary
Fox Searchlight has begun production in Minnesota on Wilson, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Ghost World‘s Daniel Clowes. The project has changed significantly since Deadline broke news the studio had acquired it in 2010 as a potential directing vehicle for Alexander Payne. The Skeleton Twins‘ helmer Craig Johnson has long since been set to direct Clowes’ script and the new news here is Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, who play… »
Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined the cast of “Wilson,” starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Thursday. The film, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel directed by Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”), follows a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope named Wilson (Harrelson) who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he has never met. Principal photography on the film written by Clowes (“Ghost World”) began in Minnesota this week. See video: 'Hunger Games' Stars Join 'SNL' Host Woody Harrelson on Episode. »
- Greg Gilman
Jeremy Drysdale's script follows disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Eckhart) on his hunt to rescue the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, trapped somewhere in the city with only eighty minutes to live. With a deranged killer on his heels, his only hope is teaming with a young online reporter who films the wild chase live. [Source: Deadline]
Joseph Fiennes, Xiao 'Shawn' Dou and Elizabeth Arends are set to star in Stephen Shin and Michael Parker's "The Last Race". Fiennes will play Scottish runner and devout Christian Eric Liddell in the project which is being dubbed an unofficial sequel to the Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire".
'Race' portrays Liddell's life after the events depicted in 'Chariots', a time when he worked as a teacher and missionary in China. »
- Garth Franklin
Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the first season of True Detective saw its ratings grow over the course of the eight week season. Will the numbers continue to grow in season two with a new cast or will they decline? Cancelled by HBO or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
On this season of True Detective, a bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal -- each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. The cast includes Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly.
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HBO’s crime drama anthology series “True Detective” returned strong on Sunday with about 3.2 million viewers — its second largest audience to date — for its initial telecast.
The high for “True Detective” remains the show’s first-season finale in March (3.52 million), according to Nielsen. The series debuted in January of last year with 2.33 million.
The first season of “True Detective,” which was set in Louisiana and starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, captured five Primetime Emmy Awards. Season two of the series, starring Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, is set in California.
Review: ‘True Detective,’ Season 2
Airing after “True Detective” on Sunday, the series premiere of Dwayne Johnson football comedy “Ballers” drew 2.16 million. This edges out the second-season premiere of “Silicon Valley” (2.13 million) as the network’s most-watched comedy episode since the series finale of “Entourage” in 2011 (2.61 million). Among current comedies, the highest for “Veep” has been »
- Rick Kissell
What did You think of the much-anticipated season premiere of "True Detective" Sunday night on HBO? The first season -- which starred Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") and Emmy winner Woody Harrelson ("Cheers") as Louisiana cops in search of a serial killer -- was a critical sensation, winning five of its 11 Emmy bids last year. Our feisty forum posters are divided about the series' return, which reinvented itself in Season 2 with an entirely new cast, story and location. This time around, creator Nic Pizzolatto has set the story in Southern California. It kicks off with the discovery of a body by a highway patrol officer (Taylor Kitsch) and leads to a conspiracy involving a mob boss (Vince Vaughn), a corrupt cop (Colin Farrell) and a do-good sherrif (Rachel McAdams). Sample comments are below. Click here to join the discussion. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy co. »
Oren Moverman doesn't suffer fools. And he doesn't kowtow to Hollywood suits. So he has managed by sheer stubbornness to fashion a rather remarkable body of work. His films are lean, organic, and anchored in the real world. They embrace both its ugliness and beauty, from the films he has written ("I'm Not There," co-written with Todd Haynes, "Married Life" with Ira Sachs, and Alison Maclean's "Jesus's Son") to the ones he directed starring Woody Harrelson, military drama "The Messenger," for which he earned an original Screenplay Oscar nomination, and hardboiled Los Angeles police story "Rampart." This year he wrote Bill Pohlad's Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy" and wrote and directed "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere as a homeless New Yorker, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. And he's helping to foster Israeli talent as well. He produced a movie with Joseph. »
- Anne Thompson
HBO’s True Detective Western Book of the Dead TV Show Review. True Detective: Season 2, Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead marks the second iteration of HBO’s hit anthology series. Last season, True Detective set a high standard for what a limited series could achieve. Season 2 returns looking to exceed expectations with a larger cast and even more pulpy intrigue.
True Detective season 1 wasn’t just a television series, it was a phenomenon. When True Detective was firing on all cylinders, it offered viewers a delectable taste of a rare television delicacy. The show hooked its ravenous fans with a one two punch of gripping mysteries and mesmerizing visuals, before the amazing performances levelled them with a knockout blow. As Rust Cohle, Matthew McConaughey delivered a character that will go down as one of TV’s all time greats. Viewer’s became so transfixed on Rust, »
- Victor Stiff
“I welcome judgment.”
Cool, Ray. You asked for it.
True Detective‘s first season seemed to have the zeitgeist firmly in its swamp-mummy claws, an unexpected pulp hit hitched to live-wire performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, filmed by the thunderous Cary Fukunaga, and veined through with little rills and creeks of cosmic horror. It wasn’t perfect. Pizzolatto’s bluster about “real men” and the show’s eye-rolling moments of realization and poorly fleshed-out women could and did drag it down at times. It was, however, a damn sight better than ‘The Western Book of the Dead,’ season 2′s joyless flop of a premiere.
Fukunaga’s replacement, Justin Lin, doesn’t have his predecessor’s eye. There are a couple shots worth looking at it. Ray Velcoro(Colin Farrell) pulling on a ski mask and raising a finger to his lips as a warning delivered right to the »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
Created and written by author Nic Pizzolatto, each season of "True Detective" introduces new cast ensembles, characters, settings and self-contained narratives. with Season 2 starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn.
"...in Season 1, two homicide investigators of the Louisiana State Police's Criminal Investigations Division, 'Rust Cohle' (Matthew McConaughey) and 'Marty Hart' (Woody Harrelson)—are summoned for questioning by detectives 'Maynard Gilbough' and 'Thomas Papania' over the 'Dora Lange' murder investigation of 1995.
"In Season 2, police officer and war veteran 'Paul Woodrugh' (Taylor Kitsch) discovers a crime scene, attracting detectives 'Ray Velcoro' (Colin Farrell) and 'Ani Bezzerides' (Rachel McAdams) to the investigation. Also involved is 'Frank Semyon' (Vince Vaughn), a career criminal and entrepreneur, who is married to 'Jordan' (Kelly Reilly)..."
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- Michael Stevens
Finally, after what feels like years, the flat circle that is time has brought us to another season of HBO's current grittiest drama that does not involve dragons. Gone is the interrogation room framing device, along with the bromantic duo that is Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, so in some aspects, it's a totally different show. However, strangely, even though everything is different, it all still feels comfortably the same. Season two of True Detective takes place in Los Angeles, where three detectives are tasked with investigating the murder of a city manager. Rachel McAdams plays Antigone Bezzerides, a tough detective with a screwed up family and a somewhat surprising backstory, while »
After all the internet memes, the second season of True Detective is finally here. But wait, where’s the nihilistic philosophising?
In the first season of HBO’s fictional detective anthology, True Detective (Monday, 2am & 9pm, Sky Atlantic), Louisiana State Police investigator and bucket-seat philosopher Rust Cohle made philosophical sport out of confusing his slower-witted partner Marty Hart with words. In one memorable early ride through the morally fetid swamplands, he noted: “As sentient meat, however illusory our identities are, we craft those identities by making value judgments.” To which eventually Marty drawls: “What’s scented meat?”
But that was last year. The mighty Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have driven off into the queasy sunset exchanging bants about the eternal battle between light and dark, and creator Nic Pizzolatto has rustled up a new story, in a new mythic American setting, with new cops played by new film stars. »
- Andrew Collins
The Important News Box Office: Jurassic World had the best opening of all time. Director Hirings: Rupert Wyatt will helm Gambit. Kenneth Branagh will remake Murder on the Orient Express. Mark Romanek will direct a Norco Bank Robbery movie. Eli Roth will helm a giant prehistoric shark movie. Rob Zombie will make a Groucho Marx biopic. Casting: Katherine Waterston joined Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Forest Whitaker joined Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Woody Harrelson will portray Lbj. Tom Hanks will portray Captain Sully. Vin Diesel will still play Kojak on the big screen. Franchise Resurrection: Kindergarten Cop is getting a reboot. Halloween is returning with a retconned reboot. Maleficent is...
- Christopher Campbell
Time Out of Mind tackles the ever-important issue of homelessness, casting Gere as a troubled father named George.
This new film had its premiere last autumn at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by IFC Films for a cinema release.
Time Out of Mind opens on October 5 in the Us. »
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