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Rupert Grint in first trailer for Sick Note!

14 October 2016 3:42 AM, PDT | | See recent Rupert Grint - Ice Cream Man news »

October 14, 2016, 6:48am– It’s only been three days since we had our very first look at Rupert Grint in Adolf the Artist (check it out here in case you missed it) and already we’re being spoiled with another piece of amazing news. We now have the very first look at Sick Note with a brand new promo trailer for the series. Thanks to TheRomione for uploading it to youtube so that everyone can enjoy it: The trailer offers a great look at the 6-part show which is scheduled to air in 2017 (no exact date yet). Here’s Sky Vision‘s official synopsis: Rupert Grint (Harry Potter movies), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Johnson (Miami Vice) star in this brand new comedy for Sky Atlantic. Directed by BAFTA winner Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville), this series is produced by King Bert, the »

- Malene

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Xyz Films promotes Scott Freije

4 October 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The executive becomes part of an expanded sales division in the run-up to next month’s Afm in Santa Monica.

The Xyz Films partners said on Tuesday they had promoted Freije to manager of international sales. 

Freije has worked at Xyz as a sales coordinator for the past year and will help manage international sales at the Afm. He is based in Los Angeles.

Xyz partner Nate Bolotin and head of international sales Eric Min will continue to oversee sales strategy and remain directly responsible for certain key territories and buyers, while Freije will oversee select territories worldwide.

Most recently, Freije spent three years in international sales and acquisitions at Artist View Entertainment

Min recently joined as head of sales, while Mette Marie-Katz now oversees feature and TV development, and Tamir Ardon has joined the company as director of international distribution.

“Scott has been a valuable player at Xyz since he joined the sales division of the »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Brawl In Cell Block 99: New Flick From Bone Tomahawk's S. Craig Zahler Begins Production

20 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Exciting news for fans of S. Craig Zahler and his breakout debut film Bone Tomahawk. Zahler is back to work on his next film Brawl in Cell Block 99 and production has begun in New York. The production has also announced their full lineup of cast members and there are some real cult gems in there. Look below.    We are pleased to announce that S. Craig Zahler’s 2nd feature Brawl In Cell Block 99 is in production in New York City.   In addition to the previously announced casting of Vince Vaughn as “Bradley Thomas” and Jennifer Carpenter as “Lauren Thomas", we can confirm the rumors that Don Johnson is indeed now officially part of our film in the bad ass role of “Warden...

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Impressions: From Dusk Till Dawn Episode 303 is a Fun & Fearsome Ride

13 September 2016 4:35 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Culebras stalk the night in search of something to satiate their bottomless hunger. With the ability to strike their prey with an uncanny speed akin to a viper (the snake they share a nickname with), culebras are used to being at the top of the food chain. But the venomous vamps are the ones who are hunted in “Protect & Serve,” the latest episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 3, airing tonight at 9:00pm Et on El Rey Network.

As the Peacekeeper who does his best to keep order between humans, culebras, and anything else that would raise the eyebrows of Mulder and Scully, Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) has a lot of lines to cross out on his to-do list. Combined with the danger of dealing with the underworld, Gonzalez’s hectic schedule doesn’t leave enough room for family time, and his wife and young child are »

- Derek Anderson

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Photos and Preview Video from the Dead Of Summer Season 1 Finale, Directed by Steve Miner

30 August 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Perhaps the new preview video and photos for tonight’s season finale of Freeform’s Dead of Summer, titled “She Talks to Angels,” will provide some clues as to who will be left standing at the end of the summer at Camp Stillwater.

Press Release: The summer of 1989 at Camp Stillwater comes to a terrifying end in “She Talks to Angels,” the season finale of “Dead of Summer,” airing Tuesday, August 30 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Edt), on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.

What was supposed to be a fun summer that the Camp Stillwater counselors would never forget quickly turned into a horrible experience they will be lucky to survive. As summer comes to a close, the centuries-old battle between good and evil at Lake Stillwater will be settled once and for all.

Guest stars include Zachary Gordon as Blotter, Charles Mesure as Sherriff Heelan, Tony Todd as »

- Tamika Jones

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Photos & Clips from Dead Of Summer Episode 109

23 August 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The ninth episode of Freeform’s Dead of Summer is titled “Home Sweet Home,” but if the photos and clips are an indicator of what’s in store for Camp Stillwater’s counselors tonight, the episode could also be titled, “The Exorcism of Amy Hughes,” or “There Will Be Blood… Lots of Blood.”

Press Release: The counselors confront the evil that lurks in the lake of Camp Stillwater in “Home Sweet Home,” an all-new episode of “Dead of Summer,” airing Tuesday, August 23 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Edt), on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.

Chaos reigns down on Camp Stillwater as Deb and the counselors come face to face with evil.

Guest stars include Tony Todd as The Tall Man and Dylan Neal as Keith Jones.

Home Sweet Home” is written by Ian Goldberg and directed by Alrick Riley.

The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” ”The Purge: Election Year”) as Deborah “Deb” Carpenter, »

- Tamika Jones

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Rami Malek to Lead ‘Papillon’ Remake, Don Johnson Joins S. Craig Zahler’s Next Film, and More

3 August 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Charlie Hunnam set to star in the remake of the Steve McQueen 1973 flick PapillonMr. Robot star Rami Malek is now in talks to play opposite the actor, Deadline reports. The drama will be directed by Michael Noer, off a script penned by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). Malek would take the role originally played by Dustin Hoffman, while Hunnam is filling the shoes of Steve McQueen in the story about two criminals who must become friends as they both begin sentences in a horrible prison located on Devil’s Island — and their friendship buds into a plan to escape. Malek has been making waves with his performance on USA’s Mr. Robot, which occupies a lot of the actor’s work time. The remake of Papillon is set to commence principal photography this September.

After his brutal and quite excellent directorial debut Bone Tomahawk, author and screenwriter S. Craig Zahler »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Don Johnson in Talks to Join Vince Vaughn in ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ (Exclusive)

2 August 2016 3:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Don Johnson is in talks to join Vince Vaughn in the indie action thriller “Brawl in Cell Block 99” for Caliber Media and Xyz Films, a person familiar with the deal told TheWrap. The film is the sophomore effort from S. Craig Zahler, the writer and director of the critically acclaimed 2015 cannibal Western “Bone Tomahawk,” an indie hit that received two Indie Spirit awards last year. In “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” Vaughn plays Bradley, a former boxer whose marriage is crumbling and who is about to lose his job as an auto mechanic. Also Read: Don Johnson Gets $19M in 'Nash Bridges'. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Melanie Griffith on Being 'Introspective' and 'Totally Curious' About Her New Path in Life

29 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Melanie Griffith is ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. After ending her nearly two-decade long marriage to Antonio Banderas in December, and with her three kids all grown up, Griffith is slowly trying to find her way on her own. "I'm having a very introspective time right now," Griffith, 58, told People while attending the Crown Media party for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills (the actress stars in the Hallmark Channel movie J.L. Family Ranch, airing Aug. 21). "It's an interesting time." But she's not feeling melancholy. "It's just sort of nice," she said. "My kids are all great. »

- Scott Huver

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Melanie Griffith on Being 'Introspective' and 'Totally Curious' About Her New Path in Life

29 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Melanie Griffith is ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. After ending her nearly two-decade long marriage to Antonio Banderas in December, and with her three kids all grown up, Griffith is slowly trying to find her way on her own. "I'm having a very introspective time right now," Griffith, 58, told People while attending the Crown Media party for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills (the actress stars in the Hallmark Channel movie J.L. Family Ranch, airing Aug. 21). "It's an interesting time." But she's not feeling melancholy. "It's just sort of nice," she said. "My kids are all great. »

- Scott Huver

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Film Review: ‘The Infiltrator’

1 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

We should all be happy that Bryan Cranston has become a highly sought-after movie actor. Yet the very thing that brought him to that position — the pop-culture quake that was “Breaking Bad” — has now given him the ultimate tough act to follow. How do you top, or even rival, what he accomplished playing a gentle-souled family-man chemistry teacher who turns himself into a violent drug badass? “The Infiltrator,” a sensationally intelligent and exciting true-life thriller directed by Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), offers the answer: Have him play a gentle-souled family-man law enforcer who goes undercover as a money launderer to Pablo Escobar.

Robert Mazur, the man Cranston plays in “The Infiltrator,” actually did that. In 1986, he realized that the war on drugs was going after the wrong target — the drugs themselves, massive shipments of cocaine that even if seized could be replaced within days. Mazur figured out that the »

- Owen Gleiberman

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13 great modern thriller directors

14 June 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




They’ve made some of the best thrillers of the past six years. We list some of the best modern thriller directors currently working...

Director Guillermo del Toro once described suspense as being about the withholding of information: either a character knows something the audience doesn’t know, or the audience knows something the character doesn’t. That’s a deliciously simple way of describing something that some filmmakers often find difficult to achieve: keeping viewers on the edges of their seats.

The best thrillers leave us scanning the screen with anticipation. They invite us to guess what happens next, but then delight in thwarting expectations. We can all name the great thriller filmmakers of the past - Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, Brian De Palma - but what about the current crop of directors? Here’s our pick of the filmmakers who’ve made some great modern thrillers over the past six years - that is, between the year 2010 and the present.

Jeremy Saulnier - Blue Ruin, Green Room

To think there was once a time when Jeremy Saulnier was seriously quitting the film business.

“To be honest," Saulner told us back in 2014, “Macon and I had really given up on our quest to break into the industry and become legitimate filmmakers. So what we were trying to do with Blue Ruin was archive our 20 year arc and bring it to a close. Really just revisit our stomping grounds and use locations that were near and dear to us and build a narrative out of that.”

Maybe this personal touch explains at least partly why Blue Ruin wound up getting so much attention in Cannes in 2013, signalling not the end of Saulnier and his star Macon Blair’s career, but a brand new chapter. But then again, there’s more than just hand-crafted intimacy in Saulnier’s revenge tale; there’s also its lean, minimal storytelling and the brilliance of its characterisation. Blue Ruin is such an effective thriller because its protagonist is so atypical: sad-eyed, inexperienced with guns, somewhat soft around the edges, Macon Blair’s central character is far from your typical righteous avenger.

Green Room, which emerged in the UK this year, explores a similar clash between very ordinary people and extraordinary violence. A young punk band shout about anarchy and aggression on stage, but they quickly find themselves out of their depth when they’re cornered by a group of bloodthirsty neo-Nazis. In Saulnier’s films, grubby, unseemly locations are matched by often beautiful locked-off shots. Familiar thriller trappings are contrasted by twists of fortune that are often shocking.

Denis Villeneuve - Sicario, Prisoners

Here’s one of those directors who can pack an overwhelming sense of dread in a single image: in Sicario, his searing drug-war thriller from last year, it was the sight of tiny specks of dust falling in the light scything through a window. That single shot proved to be the calm before the storm, as Villeneuve unleashed a salvo of blood-curdling events: an attempted FBI raid on a building gone horribly awry. And this, I think, is the brilliance of Villeneuve’s direction, and why he’s so good at directing thrillers like Sicario or 2013’s superb Prisoners - he understands the rhythm of storytelling, and how scenes of quiet can generate almost unbearable tension.

Another case in point: the highway sequence in Sicario, where Emily Blunt’s FBI agent is stuck in a traffic jam outside one of the most violent cities in the world. Villeneueve makes us feel the stifling heat and the claustrophobia; something nasty’s going to happen, we know that - but it’s the sense of anticipation which makes for such an unforgettable scene.

Prisoners hews closely to the template of a modern mystery thriller, but it’s once again enriched by Villeneuve’s expert pacing and the performances he gets out of his actors. Hugh Jackman’s seldom been better as a father on the hunt for his missing child, while Jake Gyllenhaal mesmerises as a cop scarred by his own private traumas.

Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin may be the most effective psychological thriller of recent years. About the difficult relationship between a mother (Tilda Swinton) and her distant, possibly sociopathic son (Ezra Miller), Ramsay’s film is masterfully told from beginning to end - which is impressive, given that the source novel by Lionel Shriver is told via a series of letters. Ramsay takes the raw material from the book and crafts something cinematic and highly disturbing: a study of guilt, sorrow and recrimination. Tension bubbles even in casual conversations around the dinner table. Miller is an eerie, cold-eyed blank. Swinton is peerless. One scene, in which Swinton’s mother comes home in the dead of night, is unforgettable. Here’s hoping Ramsay returns with another feature film very soon.

Morten Tyldum - Headhunters

All kinds of thrillers have emerged from Scandinavia over the past few years, whether on the large or small screen or in book form. Morten Tyldum’s Headhunters is among the very best of them. The fast-paced and deliriously funny story of an art thief who steals a painting from the wrong guy, Headhunters launched Tyldum on an international stage - Alan Turing drama The Imitation Game followed, and the Sony sci-fi film Passengers is up next. It isn’t hard to see why, either: Headhunters shows off Tyldum’s mastery of pace and tone, as his pulp tale hurtles from intense chase scenes to laugh-out-loud black comedy.

Joel Edgerton - The Gift

Granted, Joel Edgerton’s better known as an actor, having turned in some superb performances in the likes of Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty and Warror. But with a single film - The Gift, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in - Edgerton established himself as a thriller filmmaker of real promise. About a successful, happily married couple whose lives are greatly affected by an old face from the husband’s past, The Gift is an engrossing, unsettling movie with superb performances from Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall as well as Edgerton.

A riff on the ‘killer in our midst’ thrillers of the 80s and 90s - The Stepfather, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and so on - The Gift is all the more effective because of its restraint. We’re never quite sure who the villain of the piece is, at least at first - and Edgerton’s use of the camera leaves us wrong-footed at every turn. The world arguably needs more thrillers from Joel Edgerton.

If you haven’t seen The Gift yet, we’d urge you to track it down.

David Michod - Animal Kingdom

The criminals at play in this true-life crime thriller are all the more chilling because they’re so mundane - a bunch of low-level thieves, murderers and gangsters who prowl around the rougher parts of Melbourne, Australia. Writer-director David Michod spent years developing Animal Kingdom, and it was worth the effort: it’s an intense, engrossing film, for sure, but it’s also a believable glimpse of the worst of human nature. Ben Mendelsohn and Jacki Weaver play villains of different kinds; the latter a manipulative grandmother who looks over her brood of criminals, the former a spiteful thief. Crafting moments of incredible tension from simple exchanges, Michod launched himself as a formidable talent with this feature debut.

Ben Affleck - The Town, Argo

Affleck’s period drama-thriller Argo won all kinds of awards, but we’d argue his earlier thrillers were equally well made. Gone Baby Gone was a confident debut and an economical adaptation of Dennis LeHane’s novel. The Town, released in 2010, was a heist thriller that made the most of its Boston setting. One of its key scenes - a bank robbery in which the thieves wear a range of bizarre outfits, including a nun’s habit - is masterfully staged. With Affleck capable of teasing out great performances from his actors and staging effective set-pieces, it’s hardly surprising he’s so heavily involved in making at least one Batman movie for Warner - as well as playing the hero behind the mask.

Anton Corbijn - The American, A Most Wanted Man

The quiet, almost meditative tone of Anton Corbijn’s movies mean they aren’t necessarily to everyone’s taste, but they’re visually arresting and almost seductive in their rhythm and attention to detail. Already a celebrated photographer, Corbijn successfully crossed over into filmmaking with Control, an exquisitely-made drama about Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis. Corbijn took a markedly different direction with The American, a thriller about an ageing contract killer (George Clooney) who hides out in a small Italian town west of Rome. Inevitably, trouble eventually comes calling.

Corbijn’s direction remains gripping because he doesn’t give us huge action scenes to puncture the tension. We can sense the capacity for violence coiled up beneath the hitman’s calm exterior, and Corbijn makes sure we only see rare flashes of that toughness - right up until the superbly-staged climax.

A Most Wanted Man, based on the novel by John le Carre, is a similarly astute study of an isolated yet fascinating character - in this instance, the world-weary German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann, brilliantly played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tragically, the film proved to be one of the last before Hoffman’s death in 2014.

Paul Greengrass - Green Zone, Captain Phillips

Mention Greengrass’ name, and the director’s frequent use of handheld cameras might immediately spring to mind. But time and again, Greengrass has proved a master of his own personal approach - you only have to look at the muddled, migraine-inducing films of his imitators to see how good a director Greengrass is. Part of the filmmakers’ visual language rather than a gimmick, Greengrass’ camera placement puts the viewer in the middle of the story, whether it’s an amnesiac agent on the run (his Bourne films) or on a hijacked aircraft (the harrowing United 93). While not a huge hit, Green Zone was an intense and intelligent thriller set in occupied Iraq. The acclaimed Captain Phillips, meanwhile, was a perfect showcase for Greengrass’ ability to fuse realism and suspense; the true story of a merchant vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, it is, to quote Greengrass himself, “a contemporary crime story.”

John Hillcoat - Lawless, Triple 9

We can’t help thinking that, with a better marketing push behind it, Triple 9 could have been a much bigger hit when it appeared in cinemas earlier this year. It has a great cast - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul as a group of seasoned thieves, Kate Winslet cast against type as a gangland boss - and its heist plot rattles along like an express train.

Hillcoat seems to have the western genre pulsing through his veins, and he excels at creating worlds that are desolate and all-enveloping, whether his subjects are period pieces (The Proposition, Lawless) or post-apocalyptic dramas (The Road). Triple 9 sees Hillcoat make an urban western that is both classic noir and entirely contemporary; his use of real cops and residents around the film’s Atlanta location give his heightened story a grounding that is believable in the moment. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in the scene in which Casey Affleck’s cop breaches a building while hunkered down behind a bullet-proof shield. Hillcoat places us right there in the scene with Affleck and the cops sneaking into the building behind him; we sense the claustrophobia and vulnerability.

Hillcoat explained to us in February that this sequence wasn’t initially written this way in the original script; it changed when the director and his team discovered how real-world cops protect themselves in real-world situations. In Triple 9, research and great filmmaking combine to make an unforgettably intense thriller.

Jim Mickel - Cold In July

Seemingly inspired by such neo-Noir thrillers as Red Rock West and Blood Simple, 2014‘s Cold In July is a genre gem from director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are). Michael C Hall plays an ordinary guy in 80s America who shoots an intruder who breaks into his home, and becomes drawn into a moody conspiracy that takes in crooked cops, porn and a private eye (who's also keen pig-rearer) played by Don Johnson. Constantly shifting between tones, Mickel’s thriller refuses to stick to genre expectations. In one scene, after Hall shoots the burglar dead, Mickel’s camera lingers over the protagonist as he cleans up the blood and glass. It’s touches like these that make Cold In July far more than a typical thriller.

Mickel’s teaming up with Sylvester Stallone next; we’re intrigued to see what that partnership produces.

Martin Scorsese - Shutter Island

As a filmmaker, Scorsese needs no introduction. As a director of thrillers, he’s in a class of his own: from Taxi Driver via the febrile remake of Cape Fear to the sorely underrated Bringing Out The Dead, his films are full of suspense and the threat of violence. Shutter Island, based on the Dennis LeHane novel of the same name, saw Scorsese plunge eagerly into neo-noir territory. A murder mystery set in a mental institution on the titular Shutter Island, its atmosphere is thick with menace. Like a combination of Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man and Adrian Lyne’s cult classic Jacob’s Ladder, Shutter Island’s one of those stories where we never know who we can trust - even the protagonist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

David Fincher - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl

After the trial by fire that was Alien 3, David Fincher found his footing in the 90s with such hits as Seven and The Game. In an era where thrillers were in much greater abundance, from the middling to the very good, Seven in particular stood out as a genre classic: smartly written, disturbing, repulsive and yet captivating to look at all at once. Fincher’s affinity for weaving atmospheric thrillers continued into the 2010s, first with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a superb retelling of Stieg Larsson’s book which didn’t quite find the appreciative audience deserved, and Gone Girl, an even better movie which - thankfully - became a hit.

Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel (and adapted by the author herself), Gone Girl is both a gripping thriller and a thoroughly twisted relationship drama. Fincher’s mastery of the genre is all here: his millimetre-perfect composition, seamless touches of CGI and subtle yet effective uses of colour and shadow. While not a straight-up masterpiece like the period thriller Zodiac, Gone Girl is still a glossy, smart and blackly funny yarn in the Hitchcock tradition. If there’s one master of the modern thriller currently working, it has to be Fincher.

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Sick Note: Shooting Begins on Rupert Grint and Don Johnson Comedy Series

1 June 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_50046" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sick Note TV show image courtesy of Sky Atlantic. Pictured: Rupert Grint and Nick Frost.[/caption]

No need to call in sick, just yet. Principal photography has begun on Sky Atlantic's Sick Note TV show, starring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, and Don Johnson. Johnson recently starred in the Blood & Oil TV show which was cancelled by ABC after ten episodes, in 2015.

The new comedy shows how desperate one can become, when a lie spirals out of control. The Sick Note TV series is created and written by at Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The show will premiere on Sky Atlantic in early 2017. Sky Vision is handling international distribution.



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Johnson, Grint, Frost Team For "Sick Note"

31 May 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

TV veteran Don Johnson, "Harry Potter" franchise regular Rupert Grint, and British funnyman Nick Frost are all set to team on the six-part comedy series "Sick Note" for Sky Atlantic.

Created and written by Nat Saunders ("Trollied") and James Serafinowicz ("The Mark Steel Lectures"), Grint plays a compulsive liar stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job under the thumb of his irrepressible boss (Johnson). When diagnosed with cancer, everyone starts to treat him better.

Then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by an incompetent oncologist (Frost), but decides to keep the new information to himself. That lie spirals out of control.

Jo Sargent will executive produce. Filming is now underway and an early 2017 airdate is planned.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson Join Comedy ‘Sick Note’

31 May 2016 2:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.

The series is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by producer Jo Sargent (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Miranda”) and writer-performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. It is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The series, which is set to air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic early next year, will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who won a BAFTA for “Little Britain.”

“Sick Note” is the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Don Johnson, Rupert Grint & Nick Frost Get A ‘Sick Note’ In Sky Atlantic Series

31 May 2016 1:32 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Created and written by Nat Saunders (Trollied) and James Serafinowicz (The Mark Steel Lectures), Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note is a six-part comedy about how desperate a person's actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control. Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint, Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead) and Don Johnson are starring in the King Bert production. An ealy 2017 airdate is planned. Principal photography is now underway on the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive… »

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Rupert Grint In Sick Note!

30 May 2016 5:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Rupert Grint - Ice Cream Man news »

Rupert Grint and Nick Frost will star in the 2017 comedy series "Sick Note" which will air on Sky Atlantic in 2017. Rupert plays Daniel Glass, a man misdiagnosed with cancer who keeps up the charade after realizing how great people treat him. Nick Frost plays Dr. Ian Glennis, an incompetent oncologist and also Us actor Don Johnson, who plays Kenny West, Daniel's irrepressible boss. »

- Tao

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Don Johnson and Deborah Kara Unger join Nicolas Cage in Vengeance: A Love Story

13 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In news coming out of Cannes, Don Johnson (Django Unchained) and Deborah Kara Unger (The Game) have signed on to star alongside Nicolas Cage in the upcoming thriller Vengeance: A Love Story. Also featuring in the cast are Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) and Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave).

Back in March, it was reported that Cage would be directing the adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Rape: A Love Story following the departure of original helmer Harold Becker, before Johnny Martin (Case#13) stepped in to take the reins. Here’s the official synopsis…

On the Fourth of July, twelve-year-old Bethie Maguire (Talitha Bateman) flags down Niagara Falls Police Detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage). Bethie’s mother, Teena, (Anna Hutchison) has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead, and is being nursed back to health by her mother, Agnes (Deborah Kara Unger), a strong, »

- Gary Collinson

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Dakota Johnson Reveals What Her Dad, Don Johnson, Thinks of Her Sex Scenes

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Don Johnson must have kept his finger on the fast-forward button when he watched Fifty Shades of Grey. His daughter, Dakota Johnson, opened up to Interview magazine about how her dad deals with her sex scenes in the film. Asked if her famous dad has watched any of her steamy scenes with costar Jamie Dornan, the magazine's May cover star said with a laugh, "No! God, no. Thank God." The actress was quick to add that the sex, of course, is not real, and they're not as sexy as they might look on camera. "We're not having actual sex," she noted. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Dakota Johnson Senses the Pressures of Fame: "I Still Feel Like I Don't Know What I'm Doing"

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

She's one of the most well-known breakout stars in recent years, but even Dakota Johnson is uncertain about her future in Hollywood.  As the unforgettable protagonist of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, the 26-year-old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith swept the industry's attention on her own in just the last year. With two more blockbuster sequels slated for the years ahead and a People's Choice Award under her belt, Johnson is on route to the kind of megastardom akin to Kristen Stewart in Twilight or Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. However, she doesn't quite see it that way.   "I still feel like I don't know what »

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