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Jason O'Mara Teases Complications to Come, Revisits His Jurassic Series' Fate

19 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dr. John Ellison has Complications, all right.

On USA Network’s new summer drama (airing Thursdays at 9/8c), Irish actor Jason O’Mara plays a surgeon who spends precious little time tending to actual patients, focused instead as he is on fending off a local gang that has charged him with keeping 11-year-old drive-by target Antoine safe and sound.

RelatedUSA’s Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?

As if that weren’t enough for the good doc to barely handle, his cohort in this do-or-die agenda is a nurse, Gretchen (played by Jessica Szohr), who knows »

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Rob Reiner on the ‘Long, Long Process’ to Widespread Lgbt Acceptance

30 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the fourth episode we did on “All in the Family,” in the very first season (1971), there was a gay character. Archie was always making fun of a friend of my character, calling him “Sweetie Pie,” and it turns out he wasn’t gay, but this ex-football player whom Archie worshipped was gay. That was a big subject that the show wrestled with. Some people weren’t very comfortable with that. It’s been a long, long process to get to where we are today. I remember when Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement, coming out when she was doing her show. I think that was the biggest show-business statement of all, as popular as she was at that time. It’s almost analogous to Caitlyn Jenner appearing now on the cover of Vanity Fair for the transgender community. It’s a landmark.

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- Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on the ‘Long, Long Process’ to Widespread Lgbt Acceptance

30 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the fourth episode we did on “All in the Family,” in the very first season (1971), there was a gay character. Archie was always making fun of a friend of my character, calling him “Sweetie Pie,” and it turns out he wasn’t gay, but this ex-football player whom Archie worshipped was gay. That was a big subject that the show wrestled with. Some people weren’t very comfortable with that. It’s been a long, long process to get to where we are today. I remember when Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement, coming out when she was doing her show. I think that was the biggest show-business statement of all, as popular as she was at that time. It’s almost analogous to Caitlyn Jenner appearing now on the cover of Vanity Fair for the transgender community. It’s a landmark.

Four of us were sitting in the Polo »

- Rob Reiner

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

23 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »

- Derek Anderson

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New Projects: Bradley Cooper, Lbj, Reese Witherspoon, and Meg the Shark

19 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.

Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »

- Brian Welk

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USA's Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?

18 June 2015 7:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jason O’Mara ran into Complications as the star of USA Network’s new Thursday-night drama. When compared to standard-issue medical dramas, is this fresh twist just what the doctor ordered?

RelatedUSA Sets Dates for Suits, Graceland, Mr. Robot and Others

In the 10-episode series, O’Mara plays John Ellison, a suburban doc who, still processing his daughter’s recent death (and while in the course of rushing an ailing squirrel to the vet), lays witness to a drive-by shooting. John leaps out of his parked car and tends to the critically wounded victim — Antoine, the 11-year-old son of the »

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Bold Prediction: Woody Harrelson Will Win An Oscar For Playing Lbj

18 June 2015 4:08 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We don’t want to get Woody Harrelson overly excited, but over here at Cinema Blend we think that his next acting role could lead to him winning an Oscar. That’s because the Cheers, True Detective, and Zombieland star has signed on the dotted line to portray the 36th President of the United States of America, Lyndon Baines Johnson, in an upcoming biopic of the Texan. According to Variety, Woody Harrelson will play the former president in the political drama, which will neatly and simply be called Lbj. He’s also working with one of the finest directors of the 1980s and 1990s in the shape of Rob Reiner. And if the 68-year-old filmmaker can eke a monumental performance out of Harrelson as Johnson, then the project has all the ingredients of an Oscar contender. Of course, we’re still far away from even knowing »

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Film Casting: Lbj, Keanu, Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt in Passengers

17 June 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Lbj, Keanu, Passengers, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Norco

Mark Romanek is in final negotiations to direct Norco, a thriller based on a script by Adair Cole…The pic is inspired by the true story of the 1980 Corona, CA bank robbery where five robbers were heavily armed with assault rifles, shotguns and pipe bombs when they stormed a Security Pacific Bank branch. The subsequent shootout and high speed chase — a 20-plus-mile running gun battle with one helicopter shot down — was the most violent in American history, and was the first step in today’s militarization of police forces. By the end of the shootout and subsequent second shootout in the foothills, two of the five robbers were dead along with a San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy, »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Woody Harrelson Playing Lbj In New Biopic From Rob Reiner

17 June 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everyone always talks about the first season of HBO’s True Detective as part of the McConaissance, marking star Matthew McConaughey’s ascension to the top of the A-list, so it’s easy to forget that the series also featured a stunning performance from co-lead Woody Harrelson. Luckily, enough people have their heads screwed on straight that Harrelson is still landing lead roles, and today brings news that the actor has boarded a project seemingly primed for awards attention: biopic Lbj.

Rob Reiner, the veteran helmer whose best films include Stand By MeA Few Good Men and When Harry Met Sally…, is sitting behind the camera for the biopic, which has been gathering steam for years. Though it was previously thought that Reiner would be adapting biography Means of Ascent by Robert Caro into a script, the latest news has it that the helmer is working from Joey Hartstone’s screenplay Lbj, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Woody Harrelson to play President Lyndon B. Johnson for director Rob Reiner

17 June 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Woody Harrelson is set to portray U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Lbj, a new film from A Few Good Men and Stand By Me director Rob Reiner. Production is scheduled to begin this September in Louisiana, Texas and Washington, D.C., and Reiner will be directing from Joey Hartstone's 2014 Black List-winning script. Lbj will follow "the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Ever Wonder What It Would Look Like If the U.S. President Signed Groundbreaking Civil-Rights Legislation While Stoned Out of His Gourd? You’re in Luck: Woody Harrelson Is Playing Lbj

16 June 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In presidential casting news that is only slightly less bizarre than everything in The Butler, Rob Reiner announced today that none other than Woody Harrelson would be playing the lead role in Lbj, his upcoming biopic of the 36th president of the United States. The true detective will be following in the footsteps of Bryan Cranston (who won a Tony for playing Johnson in All the Way), Tom Wilkinson (who earned Oscar buzz for his role as Lbj in Selma), and Liev Schreiber (the aforementioned bizarre Butler casting choice). Unlike those efforts, Reiner's Lbj will be a career-spanning look at Johnson's rise from master of the Senate to civil-rights pioneer. We think we speak for everyone when we say we can't wait to see the scene where Harrelson's Lbj orders pants: »

- Nate Jones

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Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner Sign On For ‘Lbj’

16 June 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Woody Harrelson has signed on to portray President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the feature Lbj, a story about his ascension into the presidency to be directed by Rob Reiner. The script by Joey Hartstone, a 2014 Black List winner, centers around the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin’s bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a… »

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Woody Harrelson to Play Lyndon B. Johnson in Rob Reiner Political Drama

16 June 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Woody Harrelson will star as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner’s political drama “LBJ” with production set for the fall in Louisiana, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Production companies are Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Reiner’s Castle Rock Entertainment and Star Thrower Entertainment. Producers are Matthew George, Reiner, Liz Glotzer, Michael R. Williams and Tim and Trevor White.

Executive producers are Martin Shafer, Elizabeth A. Bell, Susan Lanot, Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci, Michael Tadross Jr. and Julie May. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales and CAA is handling U.S. rights.

Reiner will direct from a script by Joey Hartstone, which follows Johnson’s ascension from the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington, being thrust into the Presidency by the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and the passage of civil rights legislation.

Harrelson and Reiner are repped by CAA.

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- Dave McNary

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Woody Harrelson Will Be President In Lbj

16 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

President Lyndon Baines Johnson (America’s 36th Commander-in-Chief, fact fans!) has had a run of portrayals on film in recent years, popping up in the likes of Selma, Get On Up, Parkland and The Butler, but usually as a character in someone else’s story. Now he’s getting a new spotlight in Lbj thanks to director Rob Reiner and star Woody Harrelson.Originally developed by producers Tim and Trevor White and with a script from Joey Hartstone, this represents a subject that Reiner has been trying to bring to cinemas for years, ever since announcing back in 1997 that he was going to adapt a biography of the man.The current version is not directly taken from any one book, but follows Lbj’s rise from the South to the White House, and the political turmoil he faced when the assassination of John F. Kennedy suddenly catapulted then Vice President »

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Woody Harrelson To Play "Lbj" For Reiner

16 June 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Woody Harrelson is set to play former president Lyndon Baines Johnson in the Rob Reiner-directed feature "Lbj".

Joey Hartstone penned the drama which chronicles the Southern politician's rise and the political upheaval the VP faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin's bullet in November 1963.

With battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his legacy by passing the historic Civil Rights Act.

Filming is slated to begin in September in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Washington.

The project is not to be confused with the recent HBO telemovie "All the Way" which saw "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston take on the role following his Tony-winning performance in a stage version of it.

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- Garth Franklin

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Woody Harrelson to Play Lbj in Political Drama Directed by Rob Reiner

16 June 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Woody Harrelson is being sworn in as former president Lyndon Baines Johnson in the Rob Reiner-helmed film Lbj. Written by Joey Hartstone, the drama chronicles the Southern politician's rise to become the 36th president of the United States. Filming is slated to begin in September in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Washington. Lbj centers on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin's bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his legacy

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Woody Harrelson Will Reportedly Play Lyndon B. Johnson In Biopic Directed By Rob Reiner

16 June 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Among the handful of controversies that swirled around "Selma," was the depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson. In the Ava DuVernay film, the former President isn't depicted as being the most supportive figure of the civil rights movement, though some suggested that Johnson was far more integral behind-the-scenes in working with Martin Luther King Jr. Now a new movie is brewing that will once again put Johnson on the big screen. Read More: The Essentials: The Films Of Rob Reiner (Before He Forgot How To Direct Movies) Showbiz 411 reports that Rob Reiner is finally mounting his long developing biopic about Lyndon B. Johnson with Woody Harrelson in the lead role. The director has been kicking the project around for years, and at one time was said to be using Robert Caro's biography "Means Of Ascent" as source material. But this project comes from the pen of Joey Hartstone, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Jurassic World' Star on Acting Opposite Tennis Balls, Clamming Up Around Steven Spielberg

12 June 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of story first appeared in the June 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Nick Robinson wasn't alive yet when Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993. But now the young actor (he booked ABC Family's Melissa & Joey in 2009 and won acclaim for the 2013 Sundance hit The Kings of Summer) is growing up in a big way, starring in Jurassic World (June 12) with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Sony's Ya adaptation The 5th Wave (Jan. 15) and Rob Reiner's next film, Being Charlie. What memories do you have of the original Jurassic

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- Rebecca Ford

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