15 items from 2013
A pair of well-known names are on their way to The Hamptons this summer.
Look for Evan to them set out to make Ballard a regular client, only to be in for a few surprises from the wealthy older woman.
This character has been diagnosed with the same genetic disease as Boris, leading to Hank to seek answers from Milos... in Prague.
USA is yet to announce a premiere date for Royal Pains Season 5, but it will return this summer. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Royal Pains‘ upcoming fifth season is shaping up to be a real horror story.
Conroy will play Blythe Ballard, a member of the Hamptons elite who lives next door to Hank and Evan’s Shadow Pond.
After Hank treats Blythe for an arm injury, Evan is determined to make her one of HankMed’s regular clients. But she’s not so easily persuaded, and she’s got a »
- Kimberly Roots
Two of Mad Men’s brassiest ladies have just landed new projects: Christina Hendricks will play the lead role in Campbell Scott’s (Company Retreat) adaptation of the Joan Didion novel A Book of Common Prayer. Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed), and Ted Danson will star in The One I Love from first time director Charlie McDowell (Fighting Jacob). Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. Christina Hendricks will be taking on the role of Charlotte Douglas in A Book of Common Prayer, adapted by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin. As Variety reported, the story revolves around Charlotte journeying to a fictional country in Central America, imagining that it is the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive daughter. Besides her work as Joan on Mad Men, Hendricks is signed on to star in Ryan Gosling’s writing and directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. »
- Bryce Fallon
After ditching Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, actor Campbell Scott (who played Richard Parker) is getting behind the camera again to adapt Joan Didion's 1977 novel, A Book of Common Prayer. And following his journey to TV a few years ago with "Six Degrees," the director is using some TV talent to bring the project to life as Variety reports "Mad Men" and Drive star Christina Hendricks will star in the story of an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution and imagines it is the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive 19-year-old daughter. However, the official book description paints a slightly different picture: A Book of Common Prayer' is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of »
- Ethan Anderton
Christina Hendricks will star in Campbell Scott's film adaptation of Joan Didion's novel A Book of Common Prayer. According to Variety, Hendricks has signed on to play Charlotte Douglas, an American woman who finds herself in the fictional Central American country Boca Grande, hoping to find her 19-year-old political revolutionary daughter. Prayer does not really scream out for a movie version — so much of it relies on description and narration, which tend not to translate well — but Joan from Mad Men doing Joan Didion is pretty damn promising. »
- Margaret Lyons
While many know her primarily as Joan Harris in AMC’s award-winning series “Mad Men,” Christina Hendricks has appeared in her fair share of movies these past few years, namely “Drive” and “Life as We Know It.” Now, she's gearing up another big screen appearance, as she’ll be toplining Campbell Scott’s upcoming adaptation of Joan Didion’s “A Book of Common Prayer,” which will surely be her biggest film role yet. She will be starring alongside Campbell Scott, who signed on to direct the project earlier this year. Hendricks plays Charlotte Douglas, “an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country that is on the verge of revolution and inexplicably imagines it is the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive daughter.” It’s definitely an interesting pairing, we’ll see just how well Hendricks can hold her own in a leading role. She »
- Ken Guidry
Didion's book focuses on an American woman who journeys to a fictional Central American country, believing that she will be reunited with her 19-year-old fugitive daughter there.
"We are thrilled that Christina has agreed to come on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas," Scott and producer Marcia Weiss said. "Charlotte is a complex and compelling character and Christina is the perfect actor to play her."
Watch a trailer for Drive below: »
Christina Hendricks is one busy lady these days. You already know that she’s set to star as the female lead in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch a Monster, and all of the sudden comes the word that she’s also set to headline A Book Of Common Prayer, an adaptation of Joan Didion‘s book of the same name! At this moment not much is known about the project, except that Campbell Scott is set to direct it, and that Hendricks comes on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas, described as a complex and compelling character. Didion’s 1977 novel is a story »
- Jeanne Standal
The film is an adaptation of a novel written by author Joan Didion and centers an American women named Charlotte Douglas that travels to a fictional Central American country on the hunt for her 19-year-old daughter. The story is told through the eyes of an American anthropologist, who tries to decipher the meaning of Charlotte's trip.
"We are thrilled that Christina has agreed to come on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas, Charlotte is a complex and compelling character and Christina is the perfect actor to play her."
No production schedule has been released. »
The story follows an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. Inexplicably she thinks this the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive 19-year-old daughter.
A twist is that the story is seen through another's eyes - an American anthropologist long married into the ruling family. Said character is trying to decipher the meaning of the American woman's journey.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Though there.s no sign that Mad Men will be leaving the airwaves anytime soon, actress Christina Hendricks has been laying the groundwork down for a successful film career, taking on smaller roles in a variety of genres, most notably in 2011.s Drive. Now it appears she.s moving into the leading lady roles, already set to star in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, and now adding another project to her slate. Hendricks has signed on for director Campbell Scott.s upcoming adaptation of Joan Didion.s 1977 novel A Book of Common Prayer, Variety reports. Leaving behind all shades of femme fatale Joan Holloway, she will play the central character Charlotte Douglas, from a screenplay adapted by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin. In the novel, Douglas is an American woman whose life is torn apart when her daughter runs away with a group of terrorist radicals. »
• 21 Grams director Alejandro González Iñárritu is trying his hand at comedy, and he’s enlisted the help of a stellar cast, including Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, and Naomi Watts (don’t forget I Heart Huckabees!) to star in his upcoming feature Birdman. The film will follow a once-great actor best known for portraying a superhero (a little close to home for Keaton), who is trying to relaunch his career with a Broadway play. It will apparently take place over three days in one location. Stone will play Keaton’s troubled daughter, Galifianakis will be the play’s producer, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Christina Hendricks is set to headline a Campbell Scott-directed adaptation of Joan Didion's A Book of Common Prayer , Variety reports. The 1977 novel is officially described as follows: "A Book of Common Prayer" is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence. In addition to her »
Actor-turned-indie filmmaker Campbell Scott has signed on to direct and star in an upcoming adaptation of the 1977 novel “A Book of Common Prayer” by Joan Didion. The story centers on two women in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. One woman married into a powerful political family, the other has seen her marriage fall apart and her daughter run away with a group of Marxist radicals. Campbell has been in the acting game for a long time, and was most recently seen as Peter Parker’s father in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” It is unclear what part he will play in ‘Prayer.’ As a director, he has made such films as “Final,” “Company Retreat,” and most notably “Off The Map,” an indie about a family of naturalists living in the New Mexico desert that was well-received by critics. It will be a jump for him to do »
- Tess Hofmann
• Joaquin Phoenix is currently in talks to join Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, a classic Los Angeles noir set around the time of the Manson family arrest and trial. Robert Downey, Jr.’s name had been floating around the project for a little while, but we’ll be thrilled if Inherent Vice brings The Master duo together again. [Variety]
• Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in a film about the Lost Boys of Sudan – the name given to the over 20,000 boys who were displaced after the devastating Second Sudanese Civil War. Reportedly titled The Good Lie, »
- Lindsey Bahr
15 items from 2013
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