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HBO has placed an order for a dramedy starring Jonathan Groff ("Glee") that centers on a group of gay men living in San Francisco. The as-yet untitled series, which has received an eight-episode order, will follow "Three friends in San Francisco explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men." Also read: James Gandolfini's 'Criminal Justice' Gets Limited Series Order From HBO Andrew Haigh ("Weekend") directed the pilot and is executive producing, with Michael Lannan ("Remember Me") writing and co-executive producing. Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant are »
- Tim Kenneally
James Gandolfini is returning home, albeit under some unlikely circumstances.
"Criminal Justice," a drama pilot starring the "Sopranos" actor and directed by Oscar winner Steven Zaillian, was shot down by HBO back in February, but now lives again as a seven-part limited series, the network announced on Monday (May 13).
The show is a New York-set crime drama loosely inspired by a 2008 BBC series of the same name. In it, Gandolfini stars as Jack Stone, an ambulance-chasing NYC attorney who get in over his head when he takes on the case of a U.S-born Pakistani man accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side.
When HBO originally passed on the project, it gained strong buzz and serious interest from some of the network's rivals, likely pushing the network to re-consider a way to make it work. »
After all those years of being mobbed up for HBO, "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini is tackling the justice system from another angle. HBO has given the greenlight to the pilot "Criminal Justice," which will air as a seven-hour limited series. Gandolfini will star in the series, which is described as a "New York City crime drama." Also read: 'Not Fade Away' Trailer: Wear a Tie to Dinner With James Gandolfini, Or Else Based on the BBC series of the same title, the HBO series is being produced by the premium cable channel »
- Tim Kenneally
Drama Criminal Justice (working title), written by Richard Price, directed by Oscar winner Steven Zaillian and starring James Gandolfini, has been ordered by HBO as a seven-part limited series. The project, originally developed and piloted as a drama series, will now be retooled. The news comes three months after HBO passed on the pilot, which I hear has been garnering interest from other nets. Additionally, Gandolfini and Zaillian, after initially opting for an open-ended series, decided that a limited series would better served the narrative. Criminal Justice is a New York-set crime drama loosely inspired by the acclaimed 2008 BBC series of the same name created by Peter Moffat. Price is expected to write all episodes of the project, produced by HBO and BBC Worldwide Prods. I hear it stars Gandolfini as an ambulance-chasing New York City attorney who gets in over-his-head when he takes on the case of a Pakistani »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Good news everyone ... James Gandolfini has spelled out the circumstances for a "Sopranos" Movie!!!!Bad news ... the plan entails the show creator being extremely irresponsible with the fortune he made from the series. Gandolfini was leaving Madeo with his wife this weekend -- when we talked mafia ... and we even got a reaction from the guy when we asked how he felt about the infamous "Sopranos" finale. For the record, "Sopranos" finale .... Wayyy better than »
- TMZ Staff
Director David Chase's rock drama Not Fade Away was one of 2012's most critically-acclaimed films, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. John Magaro, Jack Huston, and Will Brill star as three New Jersey friends who decide to start a band in the 1960s, to try and make it big and get out of their suburban environment. To celebrate this new release, we have a contest running where fans can not only win the Blu-ray, but also a vinyl soundtrack signed by director David Chase. Read on for details on how you can win right now!
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In a rare twist, HBO is moving forward with a high-profile project for which it recently passed. That project is the James Gandolfini drama Criminal Justice, an adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC crime entry. HBO on Monday ordered seven hourlong episodes of the retooled New York-set crime drama with plans to air the entry as a seven-part limited series. The reversal comes some two-plus months after HBO opted not to move forward. In the interim, the project garnered strong buzz and heavy interest from HBO rivals. Oscar nominee Richard Price will write, with Wme-repped Oscar-winning scribe Steven Zaillian set
- Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg
David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, may be respected for giving the world one of the greatest television shows of all time, but when he jumped into feature films with Not Fade Away, he seems to have been allowed to do whatever he wanted, but the finished product was abandoned by its studio (Paramount), who must not have thought it was Oscar material. That’s too bad as Not Fade Away is a film that feels alive with the possibilities of cinema, but also is aware of the past. The story of a band that never made it, Chase’s semi-autobiographical tale paints a great portrait of teenagers going through the 1960’s and are swept up in the cultural changes reflected in the music of the era. My review of the Blu-ray of Not Fade Away follows after the jump. Jack Magaro plays Douglas, a young drummer who starts the film in high school. »
- Andre Dellamorte
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host on his telly predilections
The Following. I'm really hooked. I absolutely love it. It's my post-pub fix. I don't normally like gratuitously violent things. But the news I've been watching recently is horrific anyway. A bit like 24, every week there's some sort of twist where you go, "Oh, no, no, that can't be the end of the episode!" I'm hooked on things like that.
The Sopranos. I've watched it all about 10 times. When all else fails I can still get out Blackadder, and I still laugh. I lost about three years of my life to The Wire. Wherever I was I had to rearrange my life so that I could watch an episode.
Bring back …
Hill Street Blues. One of the first great American cop series. There were so many quirky characters and real people everywhere. I don't really know why it stopped. »
- Gwilym Mumford
Get scoop from 39 must-watch finales
Based on the children's book of the same name that Schirripa co-wrote with Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce is about an overprotected teen (iCarly's Noah Munck) who ends up spending the summer in Brooklyn with the uncle (Schirripa) he never knew he had. Viewers can expect fun cameos from Sopranos alums James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.
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- Robyn Ross
Nearly two years after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival comes the trailer for writer/director Geoffrey Fletcher's "Violet & Daisy."
Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan star as the title characters -- a pair of teenage assassins who accept what they think will be an run-of-the-mill hit job, only to discover it's anything but run-of-the-mill.
"Violet & Daisy" hits theaters in limited release on June 7. »
- Stephanie Marcus
This is the first trailer for the teenage assassin thriller Violet and Daisy, which stars Saoirse Ronan (The Host) and Alexis Bledel (Sin City). The movie was directed by Precious writer Geoffrey Fletcher, and it also stars James Gandolfini. The two actresses play a pair of young assassins whose target proves to be much more involved than they had initially planned. I initially wasn't really interested in seeing this movie, but this trailer shows us a solid looking film with great visuals. The cinematography is impressive. There's no release date yet for the film, but maybe it will come out sometime this summer. Check out the trailer!
Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are a pair of gum-cracking teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled. »
- Joey Paur
If Alexis Bledel never struck you as the murderous type, prepare to be shocked by the trailer for Violet & Daisy. The movie stars Bledel and Saoirse Ronan as young assassins who are thrown off task during a supposedly routine job. Their target? James Gandolfini. From there, the trailer takes a turn for the surreal and colorful, making me wonder exactly what kind of movie this is. Violet & Daisy's lack of genre isn't necessarily a bad thing; in fact, this trailer is pretty refreshing. I'm curious to see how Bledel and Ronan do with such adult roles, and I'm looking forward to putting together the puzzle that is Violet & Daisy - not to mention seeing the brilliant visual aspects on the big screen. The movie opens in June, but let me know what you think of the trailer after the jump. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The trailer for Geoffrey Fletcher's upcoming movie "Violet & Daisy" has arrived, and it definitely is not what we were expecting. The flick stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as two teenage assassins who love their line of work but are drawn into a hit they don't quite understand and quickly get in over their heads. It seems like a simple enough premise, but the trailer reveals that the movie could actually be much more.
First of all, it's a whole lot funnier than the story would lead one to believe. There's a certain tongue-in-cheek quality to the trailer that is intriguing, but it's unclear if that's indicative of the movie as a whole or just the marketing. Hopefully it's the latter, as one of the main plot points in "Violet & Daisy" is that the girls take on a hit so they can have enough money to buy dresses.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan team up in "Violet & Daisy" as two teenage killers hired to do an 'easy' job that doesn't feel quite right. The movie is the directorial debut for Geoffrey Feltcher, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Precious." The film also features James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baprtiste and Danny Trejo. The genre-hopping thriller looks to be an interesting addition to the slew of movies coming out this summer. The indie arrives in theaters this June. Watch the trailer below: »
- Cristina A. Gonzalez
Yes, the gun pointed at your face is meant to send a message, and it might be the last one you ever receive. Of course, when the trailer for Violet & Daisy opens, the sights are on James Gandolfini, so you’re probably safe for now. The movie is high concept enough — two young girls kill people for a living but are confronted by an unusual target that changes them — but after watching the trailer, it’s difficult to understand exactly what the hell is going on. Flight attendant-laden dream sequences, studies on friendship and Danny Trejo in a vest punctuate the Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel-starring flick. The production also has a strange history. Geoffrey Fletcher made this his directorial debut after his big Oscar win as the writer of Precious, it scored praise at Tiff in 2011 along with some profiles, but is just now finding distribution in the States from Cinedigm. Sometimes »
- Scott Beggs
Chicago – David Chase, the man who seduced audiences with HBO’s “The Sopranos” before leaving them hanging in one of the most brilliantly audacious finales in TV history, is certainly not a fan of tidy endings. He understands that suggestion and implication can be infinitely more powerful than closure, and he beautifully applies this principle to his feature directorial debut, “Not Fade Away.”
This is not the usual coming-of-age picture where a boy achieves his dreams and finds his place in the world on his journey toward manhood. There are no simple answers in Chase’s film, and not even a distinct sense of direction. In its final moments, the young hero is wandering unfamiliar streets attempting to hitch a ride back to a girl who may or may not be waiting for him. And yet, in that one sublime moment, he has found a sense of inner serenity. He knows exactly who he is, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
"Can you handle it?" Cinedigm has debuted an official trailer for the release of Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy, starring Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan as young assassins, which first premiered in 2011 at the Toronto Film Festival (where I saw it!). The trailer shows quite a bit of the story and other recognizable actors in it, including James Gandolfini (who they spend a lot of time chatting with) and Danny Trejo. But I'm as unimpressed as I was when I saw it, there's just something very bland about it, despite the rather enticing pitch about these two deadly girls, but that's about all it has. Take a look below if you're interested. Watch the official trailer for Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy, in high def from Yahoo via SlashFilm: Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy is a "brutal fable" about a pair of teenage assassins, played by Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel, »
- Alex Billington
The new trailer and poster has arrived for Precious’ Oscar-winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut, Violet & Daisy. The film centres on two young female assassins who accept what they will believe to be a run of the mill kill, until their new unexpected target gets under their skin. This leaves the duo to question not only their boss, but their violent way of life. Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel are deadly but beautiful hired killers of the title, with an impressive supporting cast of James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo.
Violet & Daisy is set for a limited Us release on 7th June, while a UK date has yet to be confirmed.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
- Craig Hunter
In what looks like a female version of The Boondock Saints, the teenage assassin fantasy pic Violet & Daisy, starring Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel, looks like a compelling mixture of different genres. The catch? It's the first features from Geoffrey Fletcher, screenwriter of none other than Precious. The odd lot is rounded out by co-stars James Gandolfini and Danny "Machete" Trejo, who fit right in with this strange, but interesting looking pic. The »
- Paul Shirey
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