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A while back I wrote a feature in which I looked back at four of what I considered to be great war films, with the main linking theme being that they weren’t Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic Saving Private Ryan.
However, as many of you are likely to agree that those films, while great, are not the only great war films that aren’t Saving Private Ryan, so thankfully my Flickering overlords have granted me another chance to talk about even more films that I feel you all should take a look at.
While I focused exclusively on World War II films in the first feature, this time I’ve added a touch more variety when picking my cinematic depictions of war this time around, so get ready for a trip to the dying days of World War II, »
- Graeme Robertson
Little Women: Lea Thompson (TV's Switched at Birth, above) will star in a new big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. First published in 1868, the novel was most recently adapted in 1994. Thompson will portray family matriarch Marmee; her Switched at Birth costar Lucas Grabeel will play the supporting role of Laurie. Clare Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek wrote the script and Niederpruem will make her directorial debut. The movie is aiming for theatrical release next year. [Deadline] Masters of the Universe: A new version of Masters of the Universe (1987 version above) has nabbed a release date, but lost its director. McG, who boarded the project early last year, has now departed and so Sony is searching for a new helmer. On the...
- Peter Martin
Little Women: Lea Thompson (TV's Switched at Birth, above) will star in a new big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. First published in 1868, the novel was most recently adapted in 1994. Thompson will portray family matriarch Marmee; her Switched at Birth costar Lucas Grabeel will play the supporting role of Laurie. Clare Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek wrote the script and Niederpruem will make her directorial debut. The movie is aiming for theatrical...
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“Little Women” (1994)
Jo March would be so pleased. A new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classic “Little Women” is in the works and a woman director is at the helm. According to Deadline, “Switched at Birth” actress Lea Thompson has signed on to play matriarch Marmee in Clare Niederpruem’s directorial debut. No word yet on who will portray protagonist Jo or her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy.
First published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, “Little Women” follows the Civil War-era lives of the March family. The story is told mainly from the perspective of Jo, the second-eldest daughter, who chafes at the constraints she faces as a girl but pursues her passion of writing anyway. The novel begins as the four sisters and Marmee prepare for Christmas without Mr. March, who is away fighting for the Union.
Niederpruem is adapting “Little Women” with her writing partner, Kristi Shimek. Marybeth Sprows and Chris Donahue of Paulist Productions are producing with Main Dog Productions’ Maclain Nelson and Stephen Shimek. Besides Thompson, Lucas Grabeel (also of “Switched at Birth”) is the only other actor attached to the project. He is set to play Laurie, the March family’s neighbor and Jo’s best friend.
Principal photography for the film will begin in June with a theatrical release planned for 2018, the novel’s 150th anniversary.
“Little Women” has been adapted for the big screen several times, most recently in 1994. Gillian Armstrong directed the Winona Ryder-starrer from a script by Robin Swicord. Armstrong’s adaptation also featured Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale. Katharine Hepburn and June Allyson portrayed Jo in the 1933 and 1949 film versions, respectively.
Previously, we reported plans of another “Little Women” iteration in development, penned by Greta Gerwig and produced by Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, and Swicord. It is unclear whether that film is still in development. Currently, there is no mention of it on Pascal or Gerwig’s IMDb page.
New “Little Women” Film in the Works from Clare Niederpruem was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Lea Thompson Set To Star In Planned Adaptation Of Little Women Switched at Birth star Lea Thompson has been cast in the lead role of director Clare Niederpruem’s Little Women. While contemporary audiences might recognize her from her role on the ABC family drama, Thompson is remembered by children of the 1980’s as [...]
- Reggie Peralta
There comes a time in every actress’ life when it’s time to put away childish things and settle down into a nice, stable Louisa May Alcott adaptation. Sure, it might not be as exciting as having sex with a duck or drawing a successful comic strip, but this is 2017. No one reads comic strips anymore. Thus, Lea Thompson has been cast in the role of March family matriarch Marmee in an upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, a project she’s embarking upon with her Switched At Birth co-star Lucas Grabeel, who will play boy next door Laurie.
It remains to be seen how this particular movie will differ from previous adaptations of Little Women, which has been made into a feature film six different times thus far, most recently in 1994 with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder. Luckily, though, it doesn‘t seem to have anything to ...
- Katie Rife
Exclusive: Lea Thompson, who just came off a successful run on ABC’s Freeform series Switched at Birth, has signed on to a modern adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women to play the lead role of family matriarch Marmee. Joining Thompson will be her Switched at Birth colleague and High School Musical alum Lucas Grabeel who will play Laurie. The independent feature, which marks the directorial debut for Clare Niederpruem, is a co-production and will be… »
As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers »
- Brad Gullickson
“I heard that she helped you fulfill a lifelong dream,” Connick Jr. said on the talk show.
“Yes, she did,” Krause, 51, admitted. “I got to portray a park ranger on Gilmore Girls the reunion films. And when I was a kid, that was one of the things that I wanted to be — I wanted to be a forest ranger or park ranger. »
- Natalie Stone
In its 16th year, Tribeca has become the Duane Reade of film festivals. There’s something for everyone, but you can’t always find the right aisle. As the Manhattan gathering has expanded into TV and virtual reality, with panels featuring the likes of Barbra Streisand and Kobe Bryant, it’s still most closely associated with a sprawling lineup of indie films. Here are nine titles that, at least on paper, look the most promising.
Zoey Deutch, resident “it girl” and Lea Thompson offspring, stars as a sexually promiscuous teenager who takes her psychologically damaged stepbrother under her wing with disastrous consequences. The pitch-black drama could be a hot sales title at the market given Deutch’s rabid social media following and a supporting cast that includes Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. Max Winkler, son of Henry “The Fonz” Winkler, directs.
(2) “The Trip to Spain”
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Zoey Deutch has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood over the past few years, with roles in movies like Before I Fall and Everybody Wants Some!! Since her star power has steadily continued to rise, you might have asked yourself why she looks so familiar. In addition to her acting credits, the stunning 22-year-old is also the daughter of actress Lea Thompson, who is well-known for her classic roles like Lorraine Baines in Back to the Future and Amanda Jones in Some Kind of Wonderful. The mother-daughter duo has hit the red carpet together so many times over the years, and every new appearance further proves that Zoey is turning more and more into her famous mom. They also show off their sweet bond on Instagram with the occasional selfie. Keep reading to see just how much they look alike. Related:Jack Nicholson's Son, Ray, Is »
- Caitlin Hacker
Warning: Switched at Birth TV Series Finale SpoilersAfter five seasons, the groundbreaking Switched at Birth TV show bid fans farewell in the memorable Freeform TV series finale, "Long Live Love." But the question remains, is there still demand for season six? Take our poll and tell us what you think.A blended family drama on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Rachel Shenton, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. Read More… »
After five seasons, Switched at Birth aired its final episode this week. Recently, creator Lizzy Weiss spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the Freeform series finale.The drama follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More… »
The Switched at Birth TV series finale, episode 5.10, "Long Live Love," aired last night on Freeform. The blended Kennish-Vasquez family and their circle friends will continue to live out their lives in Mission Hills Kansas, East Riverside, Missouri, and even Japan. To celebrate this family drama series, Freeform has released behind-the-scenes photos from the finale. Check them out, below.Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. The girls' lives are turned upside after Bay discovers that, as babies, they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong families. In the aftermath, they learn work together to establish a new kind of blended family. A family drama, Switched »
Network: ABC Family/FreeformEpisodes: 103 (hour)Seasons: FiveTV show dates: June 6, 2011 -- April 11, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D. W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, Ivonne Coll, and Sean Berdy.TV show description: This dramatic TV series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. As a result, they are raised in very different environments than what they would have been.An artistic teenager, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Privileged and eccentric, she's lived a charmed life with the family she thought was her own. She was raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in the »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Tuesday's series finale of Switched at Birth, "Long Live Love."]
Switched at Birth ended its five-season run on Tuesday with an eventful 90-minute farewell.
The final episode of the Peabody-winning family drama ended things by looking back at how the series started. It contained several flashbacks to when everyone in the Kennish and Vasquez families — well, almost everyone — found out that Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) had been switched at birth. At first, the flashbacks happened because Kathryn (Lea Thompson) was feeling nostalgic about Regina (Constance Marie) deciding to move »
- Kate Stanhope
This weekend Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal stomps into New York and Los Angeles to establish itself as the new King of the Monsters. While I am ready to hear your hyperbolic rants on how this kaiju fairs against the granddaddy of them all, I think it’s best if we avoid those comparisons, and simply appreciate how Nacho’s movie captures the somber drone of A Monster Calls while elevating to the heights of an epic genre party film. Like most horror geeks, I’ve always sided with the beasts. Part of that attraction certainly stemmed from my only-child status; the symbiotic relationship between Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy was painfully appealing to this basement bound TV brat. The other aspect was simply that lugging around a My Pet Monster could act as a talisman for the strength I feared was »
- Brad Gullickson
The story follows two overworked assistants who try to get their horrible bosses out of their hair by setting them up together. Claire Scanlon is directing the film, which will start production this summer.
Katie Silberman penned the script. Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman of Treehouse pictures are producing. The project has been developed at Treehouse Pictures from the beginning and originally had the project at MGM before taking it to Netflix.
Deutch received strong reviews for her performance in the Sundance drama “Before I Fall,” which is currently in theaters. She also starred alongside James Franco and Bryan Cranston in the comedy “Why Him,” and in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” last year. »
- Justin Kroll
Switched at Birth is going out with a bang. Today, Freeform announced the upcoming series finale will be 90 minutes long.The drama, which follows the lives of two teenage girls who were switched at birth, is currently in its fifth and final season. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More… »
Switched at Birth fans are very lucky the final season was able to feature the series’ landmark 100th episode. The series chose to mark this milestone in two important ways. The first is, of course, the return of Gilles Marini as Bay and Daphne’s deceased father Angelo. It’s left up to interpretation if his return is in his daughter’s heads, or if his spirit is actually guiding them in a very visceral way one last time. Secondly, the episode is directed by series regular Lea Thompson. Only someone who has lived with this story since the beginning could have told
- Araceli Aviles
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