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Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to star in Get Shorty TV series

24 August 2016 10:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) are in final talks with Epix about joining its upcoming Get Shorty TV adaptation.

The 10-episode hourlong is described as a “reimagining” of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel, which was brought to the big screen in 1995, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing a cast that included John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.

The series “centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano would play Rick, a washed up producer of low quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.”

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- Gary Collinson

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10-Episode Get Shorty TV Series In The Works For Epix

24 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It certainly seems to be a thing nowadays to take older properties and turn into hour-long TV shows. It's happening with Shooter, Rush Hour, The Departed, and a handful of other properties.

The trend seems to be continuing, as actors Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are in the process of signing on to lead the 10-episode series Get Shorty, based on the famous Elmore Leonard book of the same name.

While the book is indeed quite famous, chances are that if you recognize the title, it's from the 1995 film, which stars John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo. Heck, the movie did well enough that studios thought it was worth it to produce the sequel Be Cool, which -- as a sidenote -- was one of Dwayne Johnson's earlier roles. But I digress.

This new series is to be written by Davey Holmes, who has served as »

- Joseph Medina

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Weekly Rushes. "Olli Mäki," Ingrid Bergman's Home Movies, Trailers Galore, Scott Walker's Score

24 August 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

NEWSMost exciting for us this week is the news that the Cannes Un Certain Regard prizewinner this year, Juho Kuosmanen's wonderful debut film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, will be having its North American premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival. Mubi is distributing the film theatrically and digitally in the United States and United Kingdom.Recommended VIEWINGCourtesy of the Criterion Collection, excerpts of Ingrid Bergman's home movies, which include Alfred Hitchcock, made around the time of their collaboration on Spellbound. With the full lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival announced and the autumn film season nearly upon us, wonderful trailers have been released in an overwhelming deluge. Here are some of the highlights:The much-anticipated restoration and re-release of Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust.Hong Sang-soo's Yourself and Yours, which gets a typically wacky trailer.Bertrand Bonello's Nocturama, »

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Chris O’Dowd Will Star In The Get Shorty TV Show

23 August 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not too long ago, we caught wind of a Get Shorty TV show being developed over at Epix. An adaptation of both Elmore Leonard’s novel and Barry Sonnenfeld’s great 1995 film, the dark comedy is set to take things in a bit of a different direction, as it won’t feature Ernest “Chili” Palmer. Instead, it’s focused on Miles Daly, a former Nevada mobster who will be played by Chris O’Dowd.

That’s according to Deadline, who report that the actor is about to ink a deal for the role alongside Ray Romano, who’s eyeing the part of a “burnt out producer of trashy films,” – the character that Gene Hackman played in the movie.

As we mentioned above, the show won’t follow the source material beat for beat, as it will instead centre around Miles, who gets into movie producing in hopes of giving his daughter a better life. »

- Mark Cassidy

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Get Shorty: Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd Poised to Star in Epix TV Series

23 August 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ray Romano and Chris O' Dowd are teaming up. Deadline reports the two actors are finalizing deals to star in the upcoming Epix series Get Shorty.Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the comedy thriller "centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film." The novel was adapted into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, and Gene Hackman.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Chris O’Dowd Will Star in the ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series

23 August 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this summer, Epix started working on a Get Shorty television show, reportedly based on both Elmore Leonard‘s novel and Barry Sonnenfeld‘s excellent adaptation. Unlike the source material and the 1995 film, Ernest “Chili” Palmer isn’t the protagonist of this story. Epix’s adaptation centers around Miles Daly, a former member of the Nevada crime syndicate who will be played […]

The post Chris O’Dowd Will Star in the ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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TV News Roundup: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Front ‘Get Shorty’ Remake

23 August 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have been cast as the lead roles in the “Get Shortyremake, Netflix has announced the premiere dates of their upcoming stand-up comedy specials and Michael Strahan is developing his first scripted series at ABC.

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Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have landed the lead roles in Epix’s TV remake of “Get Shorty,” Variety has confirmed. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel and 1995 film of the same name, the 10-episode dramedy centers around Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film, but instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano will play Rick, described as a washed up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

Read More: ‘The Departed’ Series Being Developed by »

- Michael Nordine

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TVLine Items: Scream Queens Taps SNL Vet, Ray Romano Gets Shorty and More

23 August 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Scream Queens is adding a little Spartan spirit to Season 2.

Ex-Saturday Night Live cheerleader Cheri Oteri is set to appear on Ryan Murphy’s Fox comedy in an unspecified guest role, TVLine has confirmed.

VideosScream Queens: Lea Michele Transforms Into Hannibal Hester

On Monday, the comedienne tweeted a photo of herself on the show’s set (which this season is a hospital) alongside co-star star Jamie Lee Curtis.

Not enough O's in the word cool to describe this Girl. One of the Good Ones. Love her‼️ @jamieleecurtis pic.twitter.com/Br5Abrv95I

Cheri Oteri (@cherioteri) August 22, 2016

Scream Queens Season 2 premieres Tuesday, »

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Chris O’Dowd is the new John Travolta in ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series

23 August 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Get Shorty TV series on the way: Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to lead the cast.

More on the Get Shorty TV series news below.

No sooner have we posted news of a new TV series based on the hit 2006 Oscar-winner The Departed, news reaches Thn that Chris O’Dowd is all set to lead a new small-screen version of Elmore Leonard’s book Get Shorty.

Get Shorty was famously turned into a 1990s John Travolta vehicle, to huge acclaim, and now Deadline report that a TV version is on its way, to air on Epix. Chris O’Dowd will play the role originally played by Travolta in the Barry Sonnenfeld directed feature, though will be called Miles Daly (not Chili Palmer), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada.

Deadline adds that ‘for the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Get Shorty’: Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano Poised To Star In Epix Series

23 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chris O’Dowd is finalizing a deal and Ray Romano is in negotiations to topline Get Shorty, Epix’s 10-episode original series from MGM TV. The hourlong dark comedy is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld's 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo. Written by Davey Holmes, Get Shorty centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous… »

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Get Shorty: An Update on the Epix TV Series

1 August 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Get Shorty has a director. Recently, Epix announced Allen Coulter will direct the first episode of the upcoming series.Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the dark comedy will center on a criminal who moves to Los Angeles to become a movie producer. The book was adapted into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Exclusive: How Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series Will Be Like FX’s ‘Fargo’

31 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Epix made its first ever presentation to the Television Critics Association on Saturday with its first original series Graves, Berlin Station and America Divided. During his opening remarks, Epix President and CEO Mark S. Greenberg announced a director for the pilot of their series based on Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty. Television veteran Allen Coulter (The […]

The post Exclusive: How Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series Will Be Like FX’s ‘Fargo’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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Epix CEO Mark Greenberg on Why His Channel is Getting into the Original Scripted Series Game

30 July 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Epix is getting into the scripted business right at the peak of “Peak TV.” But for channel president and CEO Mark Greenberg, the move into original series is the culmination of a plan first put into place nine years ago.

From the beginning, he told IndieWire, “Part of the game plan was original series.” But first, the premium service, a joint venture between Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, had to reach critical mass. A deal with Time Warner Cable two years ago upped Epix’s availability to 50 million homes, giving the channel reason to expand its brand.

Under programming head Jocelyn Diaz (who joined in 2015), Epix is kicking off its scripted lineup this fall with the spy thriller “Berlin Station” and the political satire “Graves.” A TV adaptation of “Get Shorty” will follow in 2017. Epix also continues to air specials and documentaries, including the new series “America Divided,” a discussion about inequality in the U. »

- Michael Schneider

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Epix CEO Mark Greenberg on Why His Channel is Getting into the Original Scripted Series Game

30 July 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Epix is getting into the scripted business right at the peak of “Peak TV.” But for channel president and CEO Mark Greenberg, the move into original series is the culmination of a plan first put into place nine years ago.

From the beginning, he told IndieWire, “Part of the game plan was original series.” But first, the premium service, a joint venture between Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, had to reach critical mass. A deal with Time Warner Cable two years ago upped Epix’s availability to 50 million homes, giving the channel reason to expand its brand.

Under programming head Jocelyn Diaz (who joined in 2015), Epix is kicking off its scripted lineup this fall with the spy thriller “Berlin Station” and the political satire “Graves.” A TV adaptation of “Get Shorty” will follow in 2017. Epix also continues to air specials and documentaries, including the new series “America Divided,” a discussion about inequality in the U. »

- Michael Schneider

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The Player

30 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Get Shorty: Epix Orders Scripted Dark Comedy Series

25 May 2016 5:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Epix has ordered the Get Shorty TV show from MGM TV and Shameless executive producer Davey Holmes. Like Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 MGM film of the same name, starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo, the upcoming comedy series is based on the Elmore Leonard novel.

Get Shorty marks the third original scripted series at Epix. The first season will consist of ten one-hour episodes. No cast has been announced.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Get Shorty Will Be Receiving The Television Treatment

25 May 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the footsteps of seemingly almost every single 80s/90s film out there, Get Shorty is now the latest movie set to receive the television treatment. Yup, that’s right, Epix and MGM are teaming up to produce a show based on Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 film.

THR is the one with the report, telling us that Davey Holmes will serve as creator and executive producer, with the general plot set to make a few tweaks to Elmore Leonard’s original story:

The dark comedy centers on Miles Daly, who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles.

So, while there are several changes (most noticeably the name and »

- Josh Wilding

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Get Shorty Series Ordered at Epix

25 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Get this: Epix has just given a 10-episode order to Shameless executive producer Davey Holmes’ series version of Get Shorty, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedGraves Recast: Sela Ward Replaces Susan Sarandon in Epix Comedy

Based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestseller, which five years later became a big-screen hit starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito and Gene Hackman, the MGM TV-produced hour-long dark comedy follows the new character of made man Miles Daly — rather than Travolta’s Chili Palmer — as he tries to leave behind “the business” for show business for the sake of his daughter.

RelatedHannibal‘s Richard Armitage Cast as Lead, »

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