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‘Sneaky Pete’ Casts Virginia Kull; Brittany Curran Joins ‘The Magicians’

24 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Gracepoint alumna Virginia Kull is set for a recurring role opposite Giovanni Ribisi on the upcoming Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete. It revolves around Marius (Ribisi), a con man who after leaving prison takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete's unsuspecting family and is roped into the family's bail bond business. In order to keep the charade up, he plays the part of a skip tracer, taking down criminals worse than… »

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Here’s What It’s Like to Shoot an American Movie In Cuba Today

23 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Shooting a feature film in Cuba comes with a unique set of challenges that make the usual logistical hurdles of filmmaking seem like nothing. Still, those who have had the opportunity to shoot in the socialist country say they wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. As the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba comes to an end, film production in the country is expected to ramp up.

While Hollywood studio productions like “Fast 8” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” claimed to be “making history” earlier this year by being the first American films to shoot in Havana in half a century, two American directors had already shot independent films in Cuba on the heels of the relaxed travel restrictions by the United States government: Bob Yari’s “Papa Hemingway in Cuba” and Ben Chace’s “Sin Alas” (“Without Wings”).

Read More: ‘Sin Alas’ – First American Film Shot in Cuba »

- Graham Winfrey

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ (Exclusive)

20 June 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Malcolm-Jamal Warner will recur on Amazon’s upcoming series “Sneaky Pete,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The gig comes after Warner’s prominent role in the critically-acclaimed FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which has substantial Emmy buzz.

Sneaky Pete” follows a con man named Marius, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who upon leaving prison assumes the identity of his former cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and becomes roped into the clan’s bail bond business where he’s tasked with hunting down criminals.

Warner will play James Bagwell, Pete’s (Ribisi) parole officer, who is described as clean, meticulous, mercurial and volatile. He will appear in a minimum of three episodes with the option for more.

The streaming con-artist drama, which is set to premiere this year, hails from co-writers and exec producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore. The series was originally in development at CBS, before »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Film Review: ‘Papa Hemingway in Cuba’ is Sadly Inauthentic

3 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Getting the opportunity to trod upon the very ground that Ernest Hemingway once trod must have been a heady experience for the producers of “Papa Hemingway in Cuba.” But location simply isn’t enough if such a literary legend is to come to life.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The film was directed by noted producer Bob Yari, his second effort, but it smacked of something that had problems all along the way, including sound design and story structure. Yes, the production got permission to film at the actual sites of Hemingway’s haunts in Cuba – his house, for example, had been lovingly preserved by the government there – but unfortunately that seemed like enough for the film. There was absolutely no life to the story, and there were several bad casting choices…including Papa Hemingway…and the film lands with a thud rather than a heralding for the man, image and essence of the legendary writer. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Papa: Hemingway In Cuba – Review

29 April 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The fact-inspired film Papa: Hemingway In Cuba is a prime example of why a good director matters. As some sage once said, “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

The film is first American film shot in Cuba since Castro’s 1959 revolution, and there is so degree of thrill in seeing Hemingway’s home and the actual locations he frequented. In fact, the story takes place in 1959, with true-story basis loaded with dramatic potential. Sadly, producer-turned -director Bob Yari fails to put to good use to those elements, along with a strong cast. Only the most determined Hemingway devotees will get much out of Yari’s dull, pedestrian film.

Giovanni Ribisi plays young newspaperman Ed Myers (a stand-in for the real journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc, on whose memoir of his friendship with Hemingway the story is based). Ed writes a fan letter of sorts to his idol Hemingway, whom »

- Cate Marquis

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Movie Review: Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

29 April 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

At the beginning of Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, Ed Meyers (a lackluster Giovanni Ribisi), a thirty-something journalist with the Miami Globe in 1959, claims that Ernest “Papa” Hemingway (Adrian Sparks), saved his life. He says the author helped him become a writer and provided him with hope during an orphaned childhood. After Ed was fired for misspelling “maybe,” he stayed up nights during his probationary period copying each of Ernest’s short stories. “I learned grammar, dialogue,” essentially everything, he tells him and his wife, Mary (Joely Richardson), on a beach on Havana, Cuba, where the Hemingways live. This is after he makes contact with Ernest which starts a strange kind of friendship between the two – Ed’s thank you letter to Ernest was actually mailed by his girlfriend and colleague, Debbie Hunt (an underused Minka Kelly), because he was too scared to send it.

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- Dina Paulson

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Film Review: ‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’

27 April 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite its obvious sincerity of purpose, and the cachet of its having been filmed on locations where the real-life drama actually unfolded, “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is disappointingly plodding and ham-fistedly obvious in its attempts to offer an up-close and personal portrait of a mood-swinging, self-loathing 59-year-old Ernest Hemingway. The movie — reportedly the first Us production filmed in Havana in more than five decades — is based on an autobiographical screenplay by the late Denne Bart Petitclerc, who was befriended by the legendary author in 1959, and witnessed Hemingway at his most charismatic and least excusable. But “Papa” never transcends the tropes of a formulaic biopic that views its famous subject through the eyes of a worshipful young devotee.

Ticketbuyers may be lured by the somewhat misleading TV spots that make this rare directorial effort by veteran producer Bob Yari (“Crash”) look like an action-adventure set against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution. »

- Joe Leydon

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Papa: Hemingway in Cuba review – Hollywood's Havana horror

27 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since Castro isn’t close but no cigar – the Ernest Hemingway biopic is an oceangoing embarrassment

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba holds the distinction of being the first Hollywood production to shoot on the island nation since 1959. But other film-makers looking to leave their mark need not fret, as there’s still an opportunity to make the first American film shot there since Fidel Castro came to power that isn’t a complete, mortifying embarrassment.

Papa is another biopic-through-the-lens of a young acolyte, similar to the recent debacle Nina, though this time its screenplay was written by the witness himself. Giovanni Ribisi is Ed Myers (name changed from the late Denne Bart Petitclerc), a newspaperman in Miami in the late 1950s. Abandoned by his father at a young age, as we’re told through lugubrious narration, he turned to the books of »

- Jordan Hoffman

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Papa: Hemingway in Cuba review – Hollywood's Havana horror

27 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since Castro isn’t close but no cigar – the Ernest Hemingway biopic is an oceangoing embarrassment

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba holds the distinction of being the first Hollywood production to shoot on the island nation since 1959. But other film-makers looking to leave their mark need not fret, as there’s still an opportunity to make the first American film shot there since Fidel Castro came to power that isn’t a complete, mortifying embarrassment.

Papa is another biopic-through-the-lens of a young acolyte, similar to the recent debacle Nina, though this time its screenplay was written by the witness himself. Giovanni Ribisi is Ed Myers (name changed from the late Denne Bart Petitclerc), a newspaperman in Miami in the late 1950s. Abandoned by his father at a young age, as we’re told through lugubrious narration, he turned to the books of »

- Jordan Hoffman

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25 April 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“In order to write about life, you must first live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, Papa:Hemingway in Cuba is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway.  Their relationship began in the late 1950’s when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, wrote a fan letter to his idol. Myers thought he was being pranked when the larger than life Hemingway phoned the newsroom a week later, inviting him to Havana.

”Good letter, kid,” the famous voice growled. ”You like to fish?“

Hidden away at his private estate with his wife Mary, the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking, and finding his voice while the Cuban Revolution boils up around them. In this turbulent landscape, observing an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength »

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'Papa: Hemingway in Cuba' First Film To Shoot in Cuba In Over 50 Years

24 April 2016 1:50 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Minka Kelly and Adrian Sparks as Ernest Hemingway star in Papa: Hemingway In Cuba, the first Hollywood film to be shoot on location in Cuba since he 1950 revolution. In the movie, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba in 1959 to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

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Win Passes to See Papa: Hemingway In Cuba

21 April 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of the new film Papa: Hemingway In Cuba, starring Minka Kelly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Remar, Joely Richardson, and Mariel Hemingway.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film Papa: Hemingway In Cuba at the Emagine Novi Theater in Novi, Michigan on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Tuesday, April 26th!

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Papa: Hemingway In Cuba: The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway.

Their relationship began in the late 1950s when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, »

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Hemingway Proves His Point in 'Papa: Hemingway in Cuba' Exclusive Clip

21 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The legendary Ernest Hemingway was on-hand, as a journalist, covering many of the 20th century's biggest events: World War I, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War. He was also present in Havana for the Cuban Revolution.

The new biopic "Papa: Hemingway in Cuba" traces some of his time there, with a particular focus on his friendship with Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi). In this exclusive sneak peek, Hemingway (Adrian Sparks), known affectionately as Papa, apologizes for rambling to his new acquaintance.

"You're among friends here," Petitclerc assures him.

And then Hemingway asks him to choose a number between one and 10. When Petitclerc picks the number six, Hemingway starts scratching away with a pen and paper. The results prove that the famous writer never needed an excess of words to get a point across.

"Papa: Hemingway in Cuba" opens in theaters April 29th.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Papa: Hemingway In Cuba In St. Louis

20 April 2016 8:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most important writers of the 20th Century. His brief writing style in his novels “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Sun Also Rises,” and “The Old Man and the Sea” changed literature forever.

Wamg has your passes to the advance screening of the Yari Film Group’s Papa: Hemingway In Cuba.

Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner “Crash” and “The Illusionist”, “Papa: Hemingway In Cuba” is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks).

Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. Papa: Hemingway In Cuba was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway’s estate, Finca Vigia.

It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959.

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Papa Hemingway In Cuba Review

20 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The trade embargo between Cuba and the United States, imposed in 1960, has long prevented American films from being produced on the island, so it’s very fitting that the first Hollywood project to shoot there in more than 50 years is a story that is not only very Cuban, but also very American. Based on the experiences of journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc, who wrote the screenplay before his death in 2006, Papa Hemingway In Cuba explores the author’s friendship with an ambitious young writer during his final years, as he struggled with depression and alcoholism.

The film opens in 1956, as Miami Globe reporter Eddie Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) tries to craft a letter to his lifelong idol. Each attempt gets pitched into the wastebasket, but Eddie’s curious co-worker and girlfriend Debbie (Minka Kelly) fishes one out to see what has him so troubled. She’s so moved by the message that »

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Is Scarlett Johansson’s A.I. Character in Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Based on Karen O?

16 April 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Is Scarlett Johansson‘s A.I. character in Spike Jonze‘s Oscar-winning drama “Her” based on the director’s ex-girlfriend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O? That’s one intriguing fan theory proposed on Reddit that is gaining traction among the site’s community of film fans. Jonze was married to fellow director Sofia Coppola from 1999 to 2003, and Coppola clearly based Giovanni Ribisi‘s character in “Lost in Translation” on her perception of Jonze, which may explain where he got the idea. After Jonze and Coppola divorced in 2003, he began dating Karen O, who was nine years his junior and just beginning to take off. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Ernest Hemingway’s Life Depicted In Papa: Hemingway In Cuba

24 March 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most important writers of the 20th Century. His brief writing style in his novels “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Sun Also Rises,” and “The Old Man and the Sea” changed literature forever.

Join Ernest Hemingway in Cuba with the new poster and trailer from Yari Film Group’s Papa: Hemingway In Cuba.

Starring Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly, the upcoming drama opens in theaters April 29.

Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner “Crash” and “The Illusionist”, “Papa: Hemingway In Cuba” is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks).

Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. “Papa: Hemingway In Cuba” was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway’s estate, »

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See Ernest Hemingway's Paradise in 'Papa: Hemingway in Cuba' Trailer

18 March 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ernest Hemingway was the great proselytizer of a good daiquiri and that small island off the coast of Florida. "You look just like the Old Man and the Sea," shouts one particularly gung-ho tourist to the author in the first trailer for Papa: Hemingway in Cuba. The Bob Yari-directed film centers on a Miami Globe journalist Denne Petitclerc, played by Giovanni Ribisi, an avid Hemingway fan who gets an invite from the author (Adrian Sparks) to go on a fishing trip. The film takes place in 1959, when Hemingway is on his fourth major and Fidel Castro's guerillas

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- Mia Galuppo

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TV News Roundup: Jeffrey Tambor Joins ‘Tangled’ Series; George Eads Cast in ‘MacGyver’ Reboot

8 March 2016 5:19 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s news roundup, Disney’s “Tangled” series casts a “Transparent” star; Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete” gets a new showrunner; Freeform renews “Young & Hungry” and more…

Casting News:

Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor and “Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks are among the thesps lending their voices to Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series “Tangled: Before Ever After,” set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film, “Tangled Ever After.” Also joining the film’s leads, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, are Ashley Judd as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Broadway star Eden Espinosa as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; comedian Jeff Ross as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot; Richard Kind as Uncle Monty; Sean Hayes as Pete the Guard; Peter MacNicol as Nigel the Adviser; Clancy Brown as Rapunzel’s father King Frederic; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as blacksmith Xavier; Diedrich Bader as »

- Jacob Bryant

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Amazon, Retail Behemoth, Taking Smaller Steps Into Hollywood

8 March 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As snow fell steadily, blanketing the mountainside town of Park City, the team from Amazon Studios huddled in a parking lot to discuss the movie that had just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Moments before, the drama “Manchester by the Sea,” a finely calibrated portrait of grief and loss, had received a standing ovation, triggering predictions on social media that the picture would be a major Oscar contender. As the credits rolled, potential buyers rushed to the exits.

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, who was stuck in the middle of a long row of moviegoers, had to vault over seats to get out of the packed theater.

“We were out afterward in the cold, shivering,” recalls Ted Hope, head of motion picture production at the company. “We were all agreeing on the same thing — that we saw something that doesn’t come around much.”

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