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‘Das Boot’ Sequel Greenlit as a $28-Million TV Miniseries

23 June 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The 1981 film “Das Boot” is getting a sequel in the form of an eight-hour miniseries. The German pay-tv platform Sky Deutschland and German production house Bavaria Film are developing a 25-million-euro ($28.3 million) television version based on the popular Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s books “Das Boot” and “Die Festung.”

The drama will be adapted by Tony Saint and Johannes W. Betz, who are treating the show as a sequel to the film and picking up from the last events that were seen in the movie.

The original film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and followed the claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Read More: Go Inside The U-96 Submarine In This Fascinating ‘Das Boot’ Documentary Featurette – Watch

“Today, more than ever before, anti-war stories need to be told,” said Christian Franckenstein CEO of Bavaria Film in a statement. “The notions of war and terror are ubiquitous. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Das Boot’ Sequel Greenlit as a $28-Million TV Miniseries

23 June 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 1981 film “Das Boot” is getting a sequel in the form of an eight-hour miniseries. The German pay-tv platform Sky Deutschland and German production house Bavaria Film are developing a 25-million-euro ($28.3 million) television version based on the popular Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s books “Das Boot” and “Die Festung.”

The drama will be adapted by Tony Saint and Johannes W. Betz, who are treating the show as a sequel to the film and picking up from the last events that were seen in the movie.

The original film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and followed the claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Read More: Go Inside The U-96 Submarine In This Fascinating ‘Das Boot’ Documentary Featurette – Watch

“Today, more than ever before, anti-war stories need to be told,” said Christian Franckenstein CEO of Bavaria Film in a statement. “The notions of war and terror are ubiquitous. »

- Liz Calvario

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Toronto Film: "Alias Grace", "American Gods", "Downsizing"

23 June 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for July 2016, including "Alias Grace", "American Gods", "Downsizing" and a whole lot more: 

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Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

Toronto, On

American Gods

TV Series

Fremantle/Starz Network

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Michael Green, Neil Gaiman

Dir.: David Slade & Various

Mar. 14 – Sep 30/16

Toronto, On

Anon

Feature

Anon Film Prods. Canada Inc.

Prod.: Dan Bekerman

Dir.: Andrew Niccol

Jul 11 - Aug 26/16

Toronto, On

Degrassi: Next Class

TV Series

Dhx-Degrassi Productions XVI inc.

Prods.: Michael Bawcutt

Exec. Prod.: Stephen Stohn,

Linda Schulyer, Sarah Gilinski,

Matt Huether

Dir: various

May 16 - Aug 11/16

Toronto, On

Designated Survivor

Season 1

TV Series

Designated 1 Ltd.

Prod.: David Guggenheim

Exec. Prod.: David Guggenheim

Dir.: various

July 25 - Nov 30/16

Toronto, »

- Michael Stevens

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Netflix Planning "Alias Grace" Series

22 June 2016 6:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Streaming giant Netflix has announced plans to team with Halfire Entertainment and Canadian broadcaster CBC for the six-hour scripted true-crime miniseries "Alias Grace" based on the 1996 non-fiction book by Margaret Atwood.

The story follows Grace Marks, a poor and young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and housekeeper in 1843.

McDermott was hanged, while Marks was sentenced to life imprisonment. She became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada and was eventually exonerated after thirty years in jail.

The series will introduce a fictional young doctor who researches the case and falls in love with Marks. He soon becomes obsessed with her as he seeks to reconcile his perception of the mild-mannered woman he sees with the savage murder of which she has been convicted.

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- Garth Franklin

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21 June 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Film Stage Kate Winslet will lead Woody Allen's next film which supposedly involves Coney Island

W Magazine gets Tom Hiddleston stripped down (not an unusual triumph of late: see High-Rise)

i09 even though Sterling Archer may or may not be dead (cliffhangers. argh) Archer has been renewed for 3 more seasons. Yay! 

Playbill Kristin Chenoweth is joining TV's next live musical, Hairspray in the Velma Von Tussle role (yup, the Debbie Harry / Michelle Pfeiffer part)  

Gothamist the Bryant Park outdoor movie series begins. If you watch this footage this is why I never go! I've been once and omg the claustrophia and noise and inability to enjoy the movie (full disclaimer: I also hate summer which might have contributed to my distaste for outdoor summer events)

Kickstarter Here's an oddity. Apparently Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon who have brought us so much eventful art cinema in the past 25 years »

- NATHANIEL R

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Americas Briefs: Ischia Global Film and Music Festival to screen 'Ghostbusters'

21 June 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…

Upcoming Hollywood releases Ghostbusters, The Legend Of Tarzan, and Mr. Church will screen at the 14th Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, which runs from July 10-17.  

“We are truly pleased and excited that our friends at Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros Italy have chosen to screen three of their most important summer releases at Ischia Global,” said festival founder Pascal Vicedomini.

The festival will honour Bruce Beresford with the Ischia Legend Award. Beresford directs the Cinelou films production Mr. Church.

Revolution has acquired from Dallas-based Tango Films worldwide rights to five titles produced by Gk Films: Hugo, The Tourist, Edge Of Darkness, The Rum Diary, and The Young Victoria.The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will present their annual Nalip Latino Media Awards on June 26 at the Nalip Media Summit in Hollywood. Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella, who won the »

- govi2016@lawnet.ucla.edu (Alec Govi)

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Sarah Polley adapting Margaret Atwood crime novel for Netflix series

21 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Canadian actor turned writer and director will adapt Atwood’s 1996 book, Alias Grace, into a miniseries, with American Psycho’s Mary Harron directing

Netflix has teamed with Sarah Polley (director of Away From Her) and Mary Harron (American Psycho) for a new true-crime series, based on a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, about convicted murderer Grace Marks. Polley, who last directed the acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell, will write and produce the six-hour miniseries, with Harron on board as director.

Alias Grace, bearing the same title as Atwood’s 1996 book, will tell the story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in upper Canada, who along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper. Marks was eventually exonerated after 30 years, while McDermott was hanged for the crimes.

Related: Don't ask for the truth

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Sarah Polley adapting Margaret Atwood crime novel for Netflix series

21 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Canadian actor turned writer and director will adapt Atwood’s 1996 book, Alias Grace, into a miniseries, with American Psycho’s Mary Harron directing

Netflix has teamed with Sarah Polley (director of Away From Her) and Mary Harron (American Psycho) for a new true-crime series, based on a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, about convicted murderer Grace Marks. Polley, who last directed the acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell, will write and produce the six-hour miniseries, with Harron on board as director.

Alias Grace, bearing the same title as Atwood’s 1996 book, will tell the story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in upper Canada, who along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper. Marks was eventually exonerated after 30 years, while McDermott was hanged for the crimes.

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Alias Grace Picked Up by Netflix with Sarah Polley and Mary Harron on Board

21 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Fans of crime drama, prepare to get excited. Netflix continues on its streak of original productions with a mini-series adaptation of Alias Grace, the best-selling novel by world-renowned author Margaret Atwood. Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Stories We Tell) will write and produce, and Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) is set to direct. The novel is based on the 19th century true story of Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant who worked in Upper Canada (now Ontario) as a domestic servant. She and another servant, James McDermott, were convicted of the murders of of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. McDermott was hanged for the crime, while Marks spent 30 years in prison. It was one of the most...

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Netflix Picks Up Sarah Polley & Mary Harron’s Miniseries Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’

21 June 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s perfectly clear that we don’t get enough Sarah Polley in our lives. The “Sweet Hereafter” and “Dawn Of The Dead” star isn’t often seen in front of the camera these days —she hasn’t made a movie since 2010— but that’s because she’s been busy with a burgeoning career as a filmmaker. After her powerful […]

The post Netflix Picks Up Sarah Polley & Mary Harron’s Miniseries Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Sarah Polley, Mary Harron’s ‘Alias Grace’ Miniseries to Enter Production for Netflix, CBC

21 June 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Halfire Entertainment, CBC and Netflix will begin production on the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace,” which will be a six-hour miniseries inspired by the true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks. The miniseries is being written and produced by Sarah Polley (“Away From Her”) and will be directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”). Production is set to begin in Ontario in August. “Alias Grace” will be broadcast in Canada on CBC and available for streaming on Netflix globally. It follows Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant in Upper Canada who was convicted, along with her brother, of the brutal murders of. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star Jeff Garlin on Why He Can’t Wait to Start Shooting the Show

21 June 2016 7:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jeff Garlin may have his hands full with the ABC TV show “The Goldbergs” and a new movie he wrote and directed for Netflix called “Handsome,” currently in post-production, but he can’t wait to make time to act in the the next season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“I get to hang out with Larry David and interact all day, I get a really big check, and people are very happy watching the show,” Garlin told reporters Monday on the red carpet at the Museum of the Moving Image’s industry tribute to Seth Myers and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “I don’t need anything else.” (No contract for the new season has been signed yet.)

CNN’s Jake Tapper introduced Myers, who joked that “no one should be afraid to make fun of Donald Trump.” Myers has a ban on Trump appearing on “Late Night” for as »

- Graham Winfrey

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Netflix Nabs Sarah Polley Miniseries Based on Margaret Atwood True-Crime Novel

21 June 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix will soon be adding a historical true-crime drama to its queue.

The streaming service is teaming up with Halfire Entertainment and Canadian broadcaster CBC on the six-hour miniseries “Alias Grace,” based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name about convicted murderer Grace Marks.

The series is being written and produced by Sarah Polley (“Away From Her”), and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”). “Alias Grace” will be broadcast in Canada on CBC and will stream globally on Netflix.

Alias Grace” follows Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant living in Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted in 1843 of the murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life in prison. Marks became one of the most notorious women of 1840s Canada for her alleged role in the double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail »

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‘Alias Grace’: Netflix & CBC Pick Up Sarah Polley Miniseries Based On Margaret Atwood Novel

21 June 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix and Canadian broadcaster CBC have teamed up to greenlight Alias Grace, a six-hour miniseries from Sarah Polley (Away from Her) and Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment. The mini is inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on Margaret Atwood’s novel. Polley, who originally adapted the book as a feature four years ago, is writing and producing, and Mary Harron (American Psycho) directs. Production is scheduled to begin in… »

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‘Xoxo’: Pete Tong Joins Netflix’s Edm Movie as Music Supervisor, Ensuring the Bass Drops Properly

20 June 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s ever-expanding slate of original movies continues to grow with “Xoxo,” the story of six strangers whose lives intersect at at an electronic-music festival. (Timely!) With Dylan Meyer and Christopher Louie already announced as writer and director, respectively, the Edm drama has just tapped Pete Tong to oversee the music lest the bass not get dropped properly. Where was he when “We Are Your Friends” needed him?

Read More: Netflix’s Binge Scale Reveals Which Shows Viewers Watch for More Than Two Hours at a Time

A multi-multi-hyphenate — DJ, artist, BBC1 radio host, founder of the Ffrr record label, executive, co-founder of the International Music Summit, MBE — Tong is also co-producing “Xoxo.” His previous credits in capacity of music supervisor include “Harry Brown,” “The Beach,” “24 Hour Party People” and “It’s All Gone Pete Tong.”

Read More: How First-Time Director Max Joseph Got Zac Efron to Star in ‘We Are Your Friends »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Samira Wiley Speaks Out On Season 4’s Most Emotional Moment

20 June 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Note: This story contains spoilers about the new season of “Orange is the New Black.”

Orange is the New Black” star Samira Wiley has been keeping a big secret from the rest of the world for an entire year: her character on the show, Poussey, dies at the hand of a prison guard during season four.

Samira, 29, recently spoke to Vulture about working on the Netflix show without being able to tell her co-stars about her character’s fate.

Read More: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 4 Spoilers: Why That Gut Punch Finale Was Worth It

“The writers and [creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan] told me right before production started for season four, so I basically knew the whole season, which was great for me to be able to have a whole season of this news to myself, to be able to process it, to be able to sit back and reflect and just have »

- Graham Winfrey

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Sarah Polley Begins Shooting 6-Hour Miniseries ‘Alias Grace’ This Summer

16 May 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a movie from Sarah Polley. The actress turned filmmaker made her mark with 2006’s “Away From Her,” followed it up with the underrated relationship/break up movie “Take This Waltz,” and the delivered the personal and deeply moving documentary “Stories We Tell.” That was four years ago. But […]

The post Sarah Polley Begins Shooting 6-Hour Miniseries ‘Alias Grace’ This Summer appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Reconstruction in ‘Stories We Tell,’ Mankiewicz Documentary, Rooftop Films 2016 Line-Up, and More

2 May 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

NYC’s Rooftop Films have announced their 2016 summer slate including Weiner, Cameraperson, The Fits, Hunt For the Wilderpeople, and more.

Watch a video essay on reconstruction and truth in Sarah Polley‘s Stories We Tell:

New York Times‘ A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis discuss the state of cinema:

Seen any good movies lately? Seen any movies? Chances are you have — but maybe not in an actual theater. Americans used to adore going out to the movies, but that love has been on the rocks for decades. Once, the rival was television. Maybe it still is given that so much more of what’s produced specifically for the »

- TFS Staff

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