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Roots: LeVar Burton Discusses the Mini-Series Remake

27 May 2016 6:47 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

From one generation to the next. LeVar Burton recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about History's upcoming Roots reboot.

Burton starred as Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 mini-series about a young African man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the United States. Based on Alex Haley's novel, the mini-series went on to become one of the most-watched shows in television history. The reboot stars Malachi Kirby as Kunta, alongside Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Anika Noni Rose.

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The People Review: Roots Gets an Impressive, Powerful Remake

27 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Was there any need for History to remake ABC's famous miniseries Roots? Well, yes. If you watch the opening episode of that 1977 production, which aired not much more than a decade after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, you'll notice that after 10 minutes or so the camera has left behind the saga of young Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) in Gambia and jumped to Annapolis, Maryland. In Annapolis we meet a bewigged Ed Asner in the role of Captain Thomas Davies. Davies is about to sign on to pilot the ship, the "Lord Ligonier," that will carry the kidnapped Kunta »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT

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Antonio Banderas-Jonathan Rhys Meyers' 'Black Butterfly' wraps

26 May 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.

Principal photography has wrapped on Ambi’s psychological thriller Black Butterfly, starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Piper Perabo.

The movie, directed by Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You), shot for seven weeks in Rome.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group and Silvio Muraglia’s Paradox Studios financed and produced. Executive producers are Mikael Wiren and Alexandra Klim. Marc Frydman is also a producer.

The movie is based on the French film Papillon Noir written by Hervé Korian. Justin Stanley (Stigmata) and Steve Hilts wrote the screenplay.

The thriller centres on Paul (Banderas), a down on his luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter (Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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TV Review: ‘Roots’

24 May 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In this age of niche networks and splintered audiences, there’s no controversy in noting that the updated version of the iconic “Roots” miniseries, simulcast May 30 on History, A&E, and Lifetime, is unlikely get the huge audience garnered by the original that aired on ABC nearly 40 years ago. Yet this new take on the saga should be viewed by as wide an audience as possible, from families to school kids to viewers interested in important chapters of the American saga. The lessons the new “Roots” teaches over the course of its eight hours, which air on four consecutive nights, are worth revisiting, and a number of outstanding performances enliven this retelling of the story of Kunta Kinte and his descendants.

The word “lessons” in the previous sentence is used advisedly. This miniseries shares the same impulse to instruct and enlighten that was a hallmark of the original, which was »

- Maureen Ryan

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Emmy Quickie: ‘Vikings’ Star Alexander Ludwig on Overzealous Fans: ‘People Will Try to Fight You’

18 May 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Vikings” star Alexander Ludwig admits his role can land him in trouble off set. “People will try to fight you,” Ludwig says of periodically pugnacious fans of the often violent History series. “You’ve got to remind them that it’s a TV show — I’m not actually a Viking.” Seemingly obvious explanations aside, Ludwig’s experience on the show has been “amazing,” if occasionally “brutal.” Also Read: History Renews 'Vikings' for Season 5, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Cast “The freakin’ weather!” the actor exclaimed during an interview at TheWrap Studio. “We’d never filmed in the winter, and »

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers set for WWII drama The 12th Man

16 May 2016 7:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) has signed on to star in the World War II drama The 12th Man, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The 12th Man tells “the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived.”

The film is being directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a script by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki) and will see Meyers as German commander Kurt Stage.

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- Gary Collinson

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Casting: Meyers, Bruhl, Redgrave, Banderas

14 May 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The 12th Man

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to play German commander Kurt Stage in Harold Zwart's WW2 drama "The 12th Man". The story follows Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. [Source: THR]

Mafiya

Daniel Bruhl has signed up for the ten-episode TV series "Mafiya" for The Weinstein Co. and ITV Studios. William Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Shadowlands") penned the script which is set around the fall of the Soviet Union as criminal gangs and private armies clashed over wealth and control. Bruhl plays a man who goes from street trader to one of the richest and powerful individuals in the country. [Source: THR]

Aspern Papers

Mother and daughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson are teaming to star in Julien Landais' "Aspern Papers" for Film House Germany. »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Play German Commander in 'The 12th Man'

14 May 2016 2:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to co-star in The 12th Man, a drama about the resistance to the Nazi occupation of Norway in World War II. The Tudors star will play German commander Kurt Stage. The 12th Man is the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived. { "nid": 893989,

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star In WWII Drama ‘The 12th Man’ (Exclusive)

14 May 2016 12:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Harald Zwart’s “The 12th Man,” a WWII-set drama telling the true story of Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud.

Sold by TrustNordisk and scripted by Petter Skavlan (“Kon-Tiki”), “The 12th Man” chronicles the journey of Baalsrud, who was the only one out of 12 resistance fighters, to escape the Germans following a failed raid at Bardufoss in 1943.

“This has been a shared passion project of Harald and Veslemoey and I am honored to be taking part in this great Norwegian adventure,” said Rhys Meyers.

Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors,” “Roots”), will star as the German lead Kurt Stage. Nordisk Film led-produced the film with Zwart Arbeid.

Deal was negotiated on behalf of Nordisk and Zwart Arbeid by producer Veslemoey Ruud Zwart.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Xeitgeist backs Australian production with cross-cultural slate

9 May 2016 11:24 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons in The Man Who Knew Infinity.

After just four years Xeistgeist Entertainment Group has built a globally appealing film and TV slate with an Australian production base and Singaporean finance.

Their .east meets west. film slate includes The Man Who Knew Infinity (Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel), Damascus Cover (John Hurt, Jonathan rhys Meyers), Mumbai Hotel (Armie Hammer, Teresa Palmer, Dev Patel) and Shambala (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).

While in television, they.re into their fourth Australian season of The Code and are in pre-production for their first series of an international format of the same show.

Founder and chief executive, Joe Thomas, who has lived in Austraila for more than 15 years, said the company, which is based in Fox Studios, Sydney and Singapore, was also looking to form a TV drama division to be led by an Australian creative team.

.We look at ourselves as a »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Radiant heads to Cannes with 'American Wrestler: The Wizard'

5 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Cannes to the coming-of-age film starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and newcomer George Kosturos.

Alex Ranarivelo directed American Wrestler: The Wizard, which will screen in the Cannes market on May 17 and recently premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Brian Rudnick wrote the screenplay inspired by true events of high school wrestling champion Ali Afshar, who is featured in the film and is a producer alongside Hadeel Reda.

Forrest Lucas and Protect The Harvest serve as executive producers and Ashley Michaelsen is a co-producer.

Kosturos stars as Afshar, an outcast teenage immigrant sent to live with his uncle in the small Northern California town of Petaluma where he joins the floundering high school wrestling team.

He teams up with the inspiring coach and leads the team to success.

“It’s amazing what young kids can do when they put their minds to it,” said »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Timothy Spall to star in 'The Changeover'

4 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.

Playwright Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt will direct The Changeover, which will also star Melanie Lynskey, Charlie Heaton, Lucy Lawless, and New Zealand rising stars Erana James, Stefania Lavie Owen, and internet celebrity Jamie Curry.

McKenzie also wrote the screenplay based on New Zealand author Margaret Mahy’s Ya novel The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance.

Firefly Films’ Emma Slade is producing and principal photography is scheduled to begin in Christchurch, New Zealand, in August. Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post will create visual effects.

The story centres on a 16-year-old Laura Chant, who learns she has the supernatural powers to save her younger brother after an ancient spirit attacks him.

Radiant’s Cannes slate also includes the action thriller Juveniles starring Beau Knapp and Stephen Moyer that premieres in the market; as well as rom-com »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Vikings season 4 episode 10 review: The Last Ship

29 April 2016 1:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Vikings' excellent season four delivers a mid-season finale that leaves fans in delicious anticipation...

This review contains spoilers.

4.10 The Last Ship

In the mid-season finale, the battle was finally closed between Rollo and Ragnar, and honestly, it was surprisingly compelling, even for a series that I already expect to be particularly good at this.

As usual, Michael Hirst and, for The Last Ship, director Jeff Woolnough, stick to Vikings’ battle-filming strategy of using long shots primarily as establishing shots and fades and pulling in very tightly to emphasize the confusion and unpredictability of battle. This keeps distracting special-effects work to a minimum, and nicely captures the meat-grinder of violence that was medieval warfare.

The chaos, however, is not allowed to overpower us (as often happens in contemporary fight scenes, where we are so close to the action, it’s almost impossible to make out—see the Bourne films). Instead, »

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Roots: Watch "The Journey Begins with a Name" Promo from History

25 April 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_47483" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby). Photo by Casey Crafford. Copyright 2016.[/caption]

It begins with one name: Kunta Kinte. Watch "The Journey Begins with a Name," trailer for History's Roots TV series. Roots premieres Memorial Day 2016: Monday, May 30th, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. It will air on four consecutive nights. The Roots TV series finale bows Thursday, June 2nd. The reimagined mini-series will be simulcast on History's sister-channels, A&E and Lifetime.

Roots is based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The cast includes: Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Regé-Jean Page, and Malachi Kirby.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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"Toby, Toby, Toby" - Watch First Clip from 'Roots' Reboot Featuring Forest Whitaker & Malachi Kirby

19 April 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The cast of the planned four-night, eight-hour scripted event miniseries already includes Forest Whitaker as “Fiddler,” a slave who tries to mentor Kunta Kinte and risks his life to help him escape; Anika Noni Rose as “Kizzy,” the cherished, smart daughter of Kunta Kinte who maintains her family pride and warrior spirit; Chad L. Coleman as “Mingo,” a stern no-nonsense slave who keeps the Lea plantation afloat; Erica Tazel as “Matilda,” a preacher’s daughter and love interest to “Chicken George”; Derek Luke as “Silla Ba Dibba,” the military trainer of Juffure, charged with transforming teen boys into powerful Mandinka WarriorsAnna Paquin as “Nancy Holt,” the wife of a Confederate officer who has her own agenda when it comes to the handling of slaves; and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as “Tom Lea,” an uneducated slave owner desperate to claw his way into the elite company of Southern gentility. Rounding out the cast, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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First Look: Meet the Powerful New Cast of History's Roots

19 April 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "3-MI9ur3ZmA"] Roots established its place in 1977 as one of the most influential miniseries in history, now the History Channel is introducing Alex Haley's epic tale to a new generation. Following suit with ABC's original multi-part TV event, which attracted nearly 130 million people during its original airing and remains to this day the most-watched miniseries in U.S. history, History's Roots' revival once again tells the story of the African teen Kunta Kinte - who is sold into slavery in America - and of the generations of Americans the follow in Kunta Kinte's legacy. In addition to an exclusive First »

- Brittany King

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Walton Goggins Joins Six, Replacing Joe Manganiello in Navy Seal Drama

18 April 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Six of one, half-dozen of the other? Well, not exactly.

Justified vet Walton Goggins has take over the lead role in Six, History channel’s Navy Seal drama, according to our sister site Deadline. True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello exited the role last Thursday due to a “manageable” preexisting health issue, bringing production to a standstill after shooting two chapters of the eight-episode series.

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Goggins will play Rip Taggart, described as “a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six. »

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Roots: History Teases Mini-Series Reboot

15 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_47486" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Roots: Chicken George (Regé-Jean Page) and Kizzy (Anika Noni Rose). Photo by Michele Short. Copyright 2016.[/caption]

Below, watch the new teaser for History's Roots TV series remake. Roots premieres Memorial Day. The mini-series is set to air over four consecutive nights at 9:00pm Et/Pt, beginning Monday, May 30, 2016. Roots will be simulcast on A&E, History, and Lifetime.

The cast of Roots includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Regé-Jean Page, and Malachi Kirby.

Watch the Roots "You'll Be Free" teaser, from History.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbmeTkCHvV0

 

Check out this photo of the new Kunta Kinte, Malachi Kirby, with LeVar Burton, who played the character in the 1977 original Roots mini-series on »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Banderas, Rhys Meyers Join "Black Butterfly"

14 April 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are set to co-star in Brian Goodman's psychological thriller "Black Butterfly" for Ambi Group and Paradox Studios.

A remake of the French film "Papillon Noir", Justin Stanley and Steve Hilts are adapting the screenplay about a down-on-his-luck screenwriter (Banderas) who picks up a drifter (Meyers) and offers him a place to stay.

When the deranged stranger takes the screenwriter hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.

Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Silvio Muraglia and Marc Frydman are producing. Shooting is slated to begin next month in Italy.

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- Garth Franklin

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Antonio Banderas to Go Full ‘Misery’ in ‘Black Butterfly’

14 April 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Antonio Banderas (Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Expendables 3) and Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Mission: Impossible III, “The Tudors”) will star opposite one another in the psychological thriller Black Butterfly, directed by Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You). “In this taut psychological thriller, Paul (Banderas), a down on his luck screenwriter, picks up a drifter (Rhys Meyers) […] »

- MrDisgusting

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