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Harry Potter’s Katie Leung Previews Her Role in SundanceTV’s New Limited Series ‘One Child’

4 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

SundanceTV is known for the numerous great shows that it has produced in its short time as a network, including the Emmy-winning miniseries Top of the Lake, which starred Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, and the critically-acclaimed drama Rectify, which just finished its second season back in August. Now, this coming weekend, Sundance is premiering a brand new miniseries entitled One Child, starring Katie Leung (Cho Chang from the Harry Potter series), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones). In One Child, which will be a two-night, four-hour long series beginning on Friday night at 9 p.m., Leung plays Mei Ashley, a young woman who returns to her birthplace in China in order to rescue the brother she never knew existed, and we here at TVOvermind are able to bring you an exclusive interview with Leung, who previews what will happen in One Child and discusses how this »

- Chris King

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TV Review: ‘One Child’

3 December 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Falling squarely into what has become SundanceTV’s niche of spare, slow-moving, decidedly bleak dramas, “One Child” yields a devastating portrait of China’s one-child policy and an adopted young English woman’s unexpected desire to connect with her roots. Narratively uneven and at times exasperating in the characters’ choices, this four-hour miniseries nevertheless sets up a sobering scenario, with Katie Leung (best known for the “Harry Potter” movies) as a student suddenly thrust into a life-or-death scenario, trying to navigate a Chinese system steeped in corruption. While far from perfect, the story ultimately yields a potent emotional wallop.

Raised in London by her adopted parents (Donald Sumpter, Elizabeth Perkins), Leung’s Mei is contacted by a Chinese journalist (Linh-Dan Pham) who has tracked her down to deliver some shocking news: After Mei was given up, her parents had a son (Sebastian So), who has been wrongly convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, »

- Brian Lowry

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Pilot Scoop: Michael Stahl-David to Star in TNT's '70s Drug Drama

24 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Michael Stahl-David‘s career is going to pot! (That’s funny ’cause the show’s about weed.)

The Person of Interest and My Generation actor has landed a starring role in TNT’s Jerry Bruckheimer-produced untitled drama pilot about the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Stahl-David, who recently guest-starred on New Girl as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, will play Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own rules. Now a husband, father and successful pot runner working for a local Cuban drug lord, »

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Darren Criss, Evan Rachel Wood in Funny or Die spoof of Tom Hanks's 'Big'

21 November 2014 5:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Glee's Darren Criss has starred in a Funny or Die parody of Tom Hanks's 1988 comedy Big.

In the original movie, Tom Hanks played a 12-year-old boy who turned into an adult after making a wish to be 'big' at a fairground.

Big with Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss from Evan Rachel Wood

In this much darker pastiche of the film, Evan Rachel Wood plays Jenny, a 13-year-old girl who takes on the appearance of an older woman.

Jenny's mother doesn't believe she is her daughter, accusing her of having an affair with her husband and shoving her out of the house using a broom.

Jenny then gets a job at a toy factory where she meets Criss's character Jeff, who falls in love with her.

They recreate the famous scene from the original movie where the characters dance on a piano and Jeff yells: "You make me feel like a kid again! »

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Funny or Die Reimagines 'Big' with Evan Rachel Wood in the Lead

20 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

You might be thinking to yourself that we've already seen a version of Big with a female in the lead, and it was called 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner (a film that I genuinely love). However, Funny or Die wanted to go in a different direction with their female version of Big. This time it's Evan Rachel Wood in the lead, and while this faux trailer for the new version of the Tom Hanks classic hits the finer points of the original film, things take a darker turn when Wood's love interest ("Glee" star Darren Criss) realizes that he's actually been sleeping with a 13-year old girl this entire time, and it ruins his life completely. Watch! Here's an alternate take on Big with Evan Rachel Wood from Funny or Die: Honestly, this was always one of the weirder things to me about the ending of the original Big: the »

- Ethan Anderton

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TV Casting: Game Of Thrones, The Strain, Lolita Davidovich & James Frain in True Detective

16 November 2014 3:59 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Game of Thrones, The Strain, True Detective, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on HBO and FX. Untitled Miami Project from Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay (TNT) Elizabeth Perkins has [...]

Continue reading: TV Casting: Game Of Thrones, The Strain, Lolita Davidovich & James Frain in True Detective »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Adult Swim’s 'Black Dynamite' is the latest to bash Bill Cosby

14 November 2014 11:04 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” is the latest to bash Bill Cosby The latest shot at Cosby, revolving around a “Cosby Coon Renewal Program,” has nothing to do with the rape allegations. In Friday’s episode, titled “Sweet Bill’s Badass Song or Cos Ain’t Himself,” Cosby is portrayed as a villain who kidnaps all the “blackity-black” actors in an effort to get them to “stop cooning in Black Hollywood.” The timely episode has been in the works for a year. Discovery's “Eaten Alive” could kill an anaconda Dr. Jesús A. Rivas, who specializes in the green anaconda that the Discovery special is using explains: "When they swallow a prey, because they don't have the respiratory system that we do, they can either swallow or breathe. They can't do both. So during the time the prey goes through what would be the throat, they have to do that in apnea. »

- Norman Weiss

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How to Get Away With Murder Is Changing TV

17 October 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Last night's How to Get Away With Murder had everything: Elizabeth Perkins, gay sex, Viola Davis' character removing her wig and wiping off her makeup and penis pics. How to Get Away With Murder would probably be Saturday Night Live's Stefon favorite club, but luckily for us it's on TV for the entire world to see. The ABC drama from Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers is breaking all sorts of ground and viewers are taking note. How to Get Away With Murder is knocking it out of the park in terms of viewers. The premiere had 21.1 million viewers and a 6.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic in terms of viewers who watched live and a week later on their DVR. That's huge, but its real accomplishment »

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How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Bonfire at the Vanity

16 October 2014 10:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Game, set, match, Viola Davis.

This week’s installment of How to Get Away With Murder contains crazy-steamy guy-on-guy sex, a blush-inducing post-coital chat describing said sex act, a horrifying suicide and brutal dismemberment of a corpse — not to mention those “last nine words” of dialogue ABC’s been teasing us about all week. (!!!!!!!!!) And yet the show’s Oscar-nominated star gives us the hour’s most riveting, unforgettable moment just by removing her jewelry, wig and makeup.

Annalise Keating, the unknowable law professor at the center of ABC’s “Oh. Em. All the expletives. Gee!” freshman drama, has finally been seen. »

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Connor Saves A Case But Ruins His Relationship; Sam Slept With Lila

16 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

How To Get Away With Murder “Let’s Get To Snooping” featured Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and her law students defending Rebecca (Katie Findlay) in Lila’s death and finance maven Marin Trudeau (Elizabeth Perkins), who’s been accused of insider trading.

How To Get Away With Murder Recap

In the flash-forwards, the law students are still trying to figure out how to get rid of Sam’s (Tom Verica) body, but three weeks before Rebecca’s bail has just been set at $1 million after she confessed under the pressure of an interrogation. Annalise and Bonnie (Liza Weil) grill Rebecca about what happened in that room with the detectives, and Rebecca admits that she felt like they had coerced her into a false confession while maintaining that she absolutely didn’t kill the college student. “He told me Griffin was going to pin it on me,” Rebecca says, referring to »

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TVLine Items: Taylor Swift to The Voice, Jennifer Falls Cancelled and More

3 October 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Voice is about to receive a Swift kick to its Knockout regions.

It’s less painful than it sounds, though. Putting it more plainly, country-pop sensation Taylor Swift will serve as the sole adviser for all four teams during the NBC singing competition’s Season 7 Knockout Rounds, the network announced today.

Related John Francis Daley Opens Up About Sweets’ Shocking Bones Exit: ‘I Feel Like I Lost a Part of Me

Swift’s episodes are scheduled to air Oct., 27 and 28 and Nov. 3 (8/7c), where she’ll meet with the remaining contestants on Teams Blake, Gwen, Pharrell and Adam — and »

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Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded for Chicago skyline tightrope walk

3 October 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded for Chicago skyline tightrope walk "It's about challenging myself, and hopefully through challenging myself, inspiring other people to challenge themselves," Wallenda says of his live Discovery Channel stunt. "I've never performed blindfolded. I've trained a lot, intensively actually, blind-folded." Jimmy Kimmel transforms into a pig Watch “Jimmy the Pig” try to get kids to tell a lie. Amazon picks up “Red Oaks” along with “Hand of God,” orders more scripts for “The CosmopolitansSteven Soderbergh’s suburban comedy “Red Oaks” and Ron Perlman’s “Hand of God” will get full seasons, while Amazon will “explore the series” potential of Whit Stillman’s “The Cosmopolitans” via the additional scripts. Click Read Full Post For More Check out Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as a full-sized Times Square mascot “Conan” sent Triumph to insult the other mascots. “How to Get Away with Murder” books Elizabeth Perkins The »

- Norman Weiss

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'Weeds' alum Elizabeth Perkins heads to 'How to Get Away with Murder'

3 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins has landed a guest-starring role on How to Get Away with Murder, EW has learned exclusively. Perkins will play Marren Trudeau, a high-profiled client whom Annalise (Viola Davis) will represent during an upcoming case-of-the-week. Additionally, Sara Paxton (The Beautiful Life) will guest-star as a woman who works for Marren, while Niko Pepaj (Bunheads, Awkward) will play Marren’s assistant. Perkins’ casting brings her back to ABC after starring on the network’s short-lived comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). The trio will appear in an episode slated for Oct. »

- Natalie Abrams

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »

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Tom Hanks' "Big" Becomes A TV Series

30 September 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The producers of Fox's well-regarded but sadly cancelled "Enlisted," Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, are re-teaming for another half-hour comedy series for the network.

This one will be based on the hit Tom Hanks-led 1988 movie "Big" with the pair writing the pilot episode. The story is "loosely based" on the movie, but shifts the action to today.

Penny Marshall's 1988 original film followed a young boy who wishes to be big through a magical slot machine. He wakes up the next day as a full-grown adult (Hanks). Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia and John Heard co-starred.

Source: EW »

- Garth Franklin

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Fox Is Turning Tom Hanks' 'Big' Into a TV Show

30 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox is teaming up with Enlisted producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce for a half-hour comedy series based on the hit 1988 movie Big starring Tom Hanks.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are writing the pilot episode, loosely based on the movie, which explores what it means to be a kid and also an adult in the 21st Century, and how confusing each part of one's life can be.

Tom Hanks played Josh in Big, a young boy who makes a wish to be big through a magical machine, only to wake up the next day as a full-grown adult. Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia and John Heard co-starred in the comedy, which was directed by Penny Marshall. The film earned over $150 million worldwide during its theatrical run.

Before working together on Fox's Enlisted, Kevin Biegel co-created Cougar Town and served as a writer and producer on the ABC sitcom Scrubs. Mike Royce »

- MovieWeb

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Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90: Tributes to a cinema icon

24 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90.

The filmmaker's son confirmed on Sunday (August 24) that Lord Attenborough had passed away after a period of ill health.

Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014: A life in pictures

Lord Attenborough's career milestones included starring in the classic films The Great Escape, Brighton Rock and Jurassic Park, as well as earning an Academy Award for directing 1982 biopic Gandhi.

A collection of tributes to Lord Attenborough from public figures is presented below:

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President Lord Attenborough: http://t.co/XnsDng7tnr

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) August 24, 2014

I had great talks with Sir Richard Attenborough during Jurassic Park. Thanks for all his kindness & wisdom. R.I.P.

Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 25, 2014

Greatly saddened to hear the great Richard Attenborough has left us. Such a wonderful and talented man.

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August »

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New on DVD Blu-ray: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

18 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Only Lovers Left Alive"

What's It About? Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as gorgeous, globe-trotting vampire lovers in this delectable treat from writer/director Jim Jarmusch

Why We're In: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and Jeffrey Wright shine in smaller roles. In a word, it's gorgeous.

Rt 4 chance 2 win Tom Hiddleston's vampire drama #OnlyLoversLeftAlive -- on DVD this week! http://t.co/PJSHeLWlOu

- moviefone (@moviefone) August 17, 2014

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"

What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.

Why We're In: Now when »

- Jenni Miller

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The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies

14 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To get to a happy ending in a Tom Hanks movie, an innocent character has to pay the price. Here's the proof...

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With the best part of $10bn banked for his movies across his career, Tom Hanks remains one of the biggest and most interesting movie stars on the planet. His most recent performance in Captain Phillips, for instance, was comfortably one of his best. And looking back on Hanks’ career, the path of increased boldness and range is easy to chart.

Furthermore, he’s achieved his successes without public meltdowns, without signs of turning into a diva, and without putting us through many poor films at all. The man is a hero.

Well, to everyone but certain characters in his movies. For, on rewatching Big, we became aware of an alarming trend: that there tends to be a character in a Tom Hanks movie whose role is to »

- simonbrew

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