10 items from 2015
Joining Perry and previously announced “The Practice” and “Army Wives” alum Kelli Williams on the police procedural/family drama are Jonathan Scarfe (“Hell On Wheels,” “Perception”), Dion Johnstone (The Tempest, “Defiance”), Mitchell Kummen (“The Tomorrow People”), Natasha Calis (“The Firm”), Rhys Matthew Bond (“The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story”) and Matreya Scarrwener (“Once Upon a Time”).
“Ties that Bind” revolves around Allison McLean (Williams), a tough and experienced police detective, mother and wife in suburban Seattle. When she and her police partner (Johnstone) must arrest her brother (Perry) for aggravated assault, her world drastically changes as he’s convicted and sent to prison, leaving his two teenagers teetering on the brink of foster care. Ultimately, she takes them into her home, ending up with four teenagers to raise. »
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On March 31, Darren Star‘s Younger will premiere on TV Land, introducing viewers to his latest batch of fun, feisty female characters. But first, AOL is taking the über-creator back to his roots — beginning with the zip code that made him a household name.
Star is the latest subject of AOL’s Inspired series, which shines a spotlight on some of the entertainment industry’s most impactful personalities. His episode hit the web today, and TVLine has an exclusive look at two bonus scenes not included in the video. »
James Van Der Beek has had quite the busy 2015. The actor, who will turn 38 years old on Sunday, will be starring in the latest CSI spin-off. The series is titled CSI: Cyber and is about a group of detectives who investigate internet related murders, computer hacking, and identity theft. Van Der Beek will play Elijah Mundo, the second in command of the team. The series will also star Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, Luke Perry, and Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow. Another project of Van Der Beek’s popped up on the internet last week. He wrote and starred in a short film devoted to the popular children’s television series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. This 14 minute film also features Katee Stackhoff, and it is a much darker and more violent version of the characters than fans were accustomed to watching. Van Der Beek played Rocky the Red Ranger, who was portrayed by Steven Cardenas in… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon
Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.
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Exclusive: UK production company behind Berlin title The Beat Beneath My Feet greenlights next feature.
The film will start shooting in the UK on June 29, and a director will be confirmed soon.
Scoop’s Michael Mueller, who also wrote The Beat Beneath My Feet, writes the original screenplay, about a teenage girl running away from her wedding at a seaside hotel, who meets an agoraphobic hotel worker who she accidentally takes hostage on a road trip.
“It’s a story of redemption,” said Scoop producer Fiona Gillies. “It’s a comedy-drama with black humour.”
After Louise will be delivered in early 2016.
Gillies also confirms that The Beat Beneath My Feet, which is sold by Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures, has been selected for Picturehouse Cinemas’ Discover Tuesdays series in May »
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Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Wake opposite Bruce Willis. John Pogue directs the action thriller about a sociopath with no fear (Willis), who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the very family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago. Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles are producing. International Film Trust is handling international sales in Berlin at the European Film Market. CAA is representing domestic rights. …
Arclight Films has acquired worldwide rights to Frank And Lola, starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. Writer-director Matthew Ross’s romantic thriller also stars Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Rosanna Arquette and Emmanuelle Devos. The film was produced by Parts & Labor, The Supply Company and Lola Pictures. Preferred Content and Killer Films are executive producers. The film was fully financed and »
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Spotlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to "The Beat Beneath My Feet," directed by John Williams (not the composer) and written and produced by Michael Müller. The film will premiere and compete at the Berlin Film Festival in the Generation 14plus category on February 11. "The Beat Beneath My Feet" follows a teenage loner in South London named Tom (Nicholas Galitzine), who dreams of becoming a rock star, but feels thwarted by his God-fearing single mother, Mary (Lisa Dillion). Things begin to change when disgraced guitarist Max Stone (Luke Perry), who faked his death eight years ago, moves into the flat below. Tom blackmails Max into teaching him rock guitar in exchange for not telling the authorities of his location. Tom must then learn what it takes to be a real rock star. "There are brilliant films at this year's Berlinale," said producer Fiona Gillies. "We are proud that 'The »
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Jamie Dornan stuns in Detail magazine's February issue, sporting a white tee and blue hues. The Irish model-turned-actor is no stranger to the camera, and in the interview, he talked about preparing for the role of Christian Grey, his newfound fear, and his favorite romantic comedies. With Fifty Shades of Grey's release coming soon, find out how Jamie remains grounded and why he thinks he's funnier than Dakota Johnson, who plays his love interest, Anastasia Steele. And if the photos below aren't enough eye candy, check out Jamie's hottest pictures and watch the sexiest sneak peeks from the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. You can also read the entire Jamie Dornan feature at Details, and don't miss the behind-the-scenes video. On being labeled a sex symbol: "What does that even mean? When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls. »
After Gravity blew your eardrums out of the airlock in 2013 with its seamless mix of sound effects and music, it was hard to imagine a film wowing just as much the year after, but 2014 was a year in which movie soundtracks became, if anything, even more intricate, from films about the nature of being a musician to those that replicated the noise of human existence for alien senses.
Before 2014 becomes a distant ringing in the ears, here are the top 14 movie soundtracks of the year.
Once you've heard Mica Levi's soundtrack to Under the Skin, everything else sounds both disappointing and even more exciting. I say 'soundtrack' because, like the best movies, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi understands that sound and music are two halves of the same hastily-conceived metaphor. »
10 items from 2015
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