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TV Picks: Kelli Garner plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm Et/Pt. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon as Marilyn’s biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also headline the cast while Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn’s […] »
- April Neale
Eduardo Verastegui, a producer and star of Open Road’s upcoming film “Little Boy,” is offering World War II veterans free tickets to the film, Variety has learned exclusively.
“The freedom that Americans enjoy is because of the sacrifices of these valiant men and women,” said Verastegui. “In light of that, I would like to give two tickets to World War II veterans to thank them and so they can experience the healing power of ‘Little Boy.’”
“Little Boy” is the story of a young boy who sets out to achieve the impossible: to bring his father back from World War II. The film is narrated in the present day by the boy’s adult self, looking back at his childhood in the fictional 1940s-era town of O’Hare, Calif.
More than 16 million Americans served in World War II. It’s estimated that 855,000 of them are still alive.
Tickets are available through Verastegui’s www. »
- Dave McNary
Emma Jensen’s screenplay centers on the love affair between the charismatic poet Percy Shelley and the brilliant 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. That tumultuous relationship ultimately inspired her to write “Frankenstein.”
Powley will portray Claire Clairmont, Mary’s stepsister who has a hunger for attention and complicates Mary and Percy’s relationship when she moves in with them.
“Bel is fearless and immensely talented,” Baer said. “She immediately understood Claire – a complicated young woman who struggled in the shadow of her stepsister.”
- Dave McNary
This trailer has almost sped by without me noticing but I think it deserves a wider audience as A Royal Night Out looks set to delve into the history of our Queen Elizabeth but also fitting perfectly in with the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day this year.
The film is set on V.E. Day, 1945 and across the world, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage sisters are allowed out at night for the first time to join the party but these two young souls aren’t your every day youth, their home is Buckingham Palace and our two teenagers are Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth II, played by Sarah Gadon.
- Dan Bullock
A new trailer for war comedy-drama Little Boy has debuted.
The forthcoming movie is centred on a 7-year-old boy who desperately wants to end World War II so his father can come home.
Little Boy opens on April 24 in the Us. No UK release date has been set. »
Mark your calendars, make your dinner party arrangements, and sharpen your carving knives: NBC's Hannibal Season 3 will premiere on Thursday, June 4th, at 10:00pm Est.
The announcement was made via the show's Facebook page, on which a photo of the cycle-riding, on-the-run (presumably in Florence, Italy) Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was posted (image shown below).
It was recently revealed that Zachary Quinto will star in a minimum of one episode in the upcoming third season of Hannibal. Quinto (NBC's The Slap, Spock in Star Trek: Into Darkness, American Horror Story: Asylum, Heroes) will play a "patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson)."
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was revealed in late January that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, a familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris' books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally »
- Derek Anderson
Published in 1982, “The Bfg” — short for Big Friendly Giant — tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. The movie will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.
- Dave McNary
On April 24th, sappy, beautiful goodness is going to see if it can’t push through, and get your heart to grow three sizes in something like 90 minutes.
Little Boy, an inventive yarn in the grand tradition of just generally wild and impossible yarns, tells the story of a boy who just wants his father to come home from World War II, and really, really believes he can bring him back himself.
With an amazing cast, including: Emily Watson, Michael Rappaport, Tom Wilkinson, Jakob Salvati, and Ben Chaplin, and direction by Alejandro Monteverde (the fantastic, and woefully under-appreciated Bella), Little Boy is poised to be the surprise hit of early part of the year.
Make sure you check the trailer above, and mark your calendar.
Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. »
- Marc Eastman
In films like "Birdman," "Lucy" and even the "X-Men" franchise, adults use special powers to move objects with their minds, usually to somewhat disastrous results. "Little Boy" is more "Matilda" than any of these, endowing the titular little boy with telekinesis just after his father leaves to fight in World War II. With his newly discovered abilities, the support of his family and his faith in himself, the little boy is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his father home, even if it means ending the war itself. "Little Boy" stars Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Kevin James. Released by Open Road Films, it opens on April 24. Read More: Would You Pay $15 For Stand-Alone HBOGo? »
- Elizabeth Logan
Watch the trailer for the upcoming film Little Boy.
Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son.
Set in the 1940s, Little Boy is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, Little Boy highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
- Michelle McCue
Welcome to another horror round-up! Hannibal fans have a big guest star to look forward to seeing in season three, the legendary Famous Monsters magazine is expanding with a comic book division, American Gothic Press, and Cinedigm and Wizard World have cult shows, beloved classics, and plenty of new content for viewers to enjoy with their just-launched CONtv digital network.
Hannibal Season 3: Entertainment Weekly reports that Zachary Quinto will star in a minimum of one episode in the upcoming third season of NBC's Hannibal. Quinto (NBC's The Slap, Spock in Star Trek: Into Darkness, American Horror Story: Asylum, Heroes) will play a "patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson)."
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was revealed in late January that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, a familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris' books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, »
- Derek Anderson
Star Wars: Rebels
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined the voice cast of Disney Xd's "Star Wars: Rebels" for its second season which is currently in production. The series recently wrapped its first season.
Details on which character Gellar will voice are being kept under wraps, but it is said to be pivotal. She'll join a cast that includes Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo. [Source: The Live Feed]
Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk
Steve Martin is set to join the cast of the Ang Lee-directed "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" for TriStar Pictures. Joe Alwyn is set as the title character and Garrett Hedlund is in line for another key role in the project which begins shooting next month.
An adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel, the story follows a 19-year-old private who survives a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. »
- Garth Franklin
Here’s some news Garfunkel & Oates won’t be singing about: IFC has cancelled the comedy series after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The play is set one night during World World Two as a theatre company puts on King Lear, but with main actor Sir missing and no-one with any idea of where he is, it falls to his dresser Norman to keep the production going - with or without Sir.
Both Hopkins and McKellen have played Lear on stage and are both renowned for their Shakespearean roles, but this is the first time the pair have shared a screen together.
London — Emily Watson, who was Oscar nominated for “Hilary and Jackie” and “Breaking the Waves,” has joined the cast of Starz and the BBC’s TV movie “The Dresser,” which stars Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen.
Watson, whose recent credits include “The Theory of Everything,” plays the part of “Her Ladyship,” while Sarah Lancashire, who is best known for “Happy Valley” and “Last Tango in Halifax,” also joins the cast, as stage manager Madge.
Also in the cast are Vanessa Kirby as Irene, Edward Fox as Thornton, Tom Brooke as Oxenby/Edmond, John Ashton as Gloucester, Ian Conningham as Kent, Annalisa Rossi as Goneril, Helen Bradbury as Regan, Carl Sanderson as Cornwall, Matthew Cottle as Albany, and Martin Chamberlain as “Gentleman. »
- Leo Barraclough
The made-for-television film based on the famous play is loaded with stars, and is going to be one of the most interesting efforts to come along in quite some time. At least, if the cast itself can be taken as grounds for extremely high hopes. McKellan and Hopkins are perfect for the roles, and the story has proven itself, not only as a great story, but one that holds up over time.
Get all the details below, and make sure you watch out for this one.
Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television “The Dresser,” an adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. »
- Marc Eastman
Production has begun in London on BBC Two/Starz drama The Dresser. Richard Eyre is directing the adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic portrait of theater life backstage. Teaming for the first time on screen, Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins star. The two-hour TV movie has also now added Emily Watson, Happy Valley‘s Sarah Lancashire and Edward Fox — who appeared in the 1983 Oscar-nominated Peter Yates version of The Dresser that starred Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay… »
If you ever wondered what would happen if Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret went out for a night on the town and got into all kinds of comical trouble, then you’ll want to check out the latest film by director Julian Jarrold. A Royal Night Out follows the young Queen and her sister as they get a one night leave from Buckingham Palace to celebrate with the common folk in London. The film features the talent Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor. Although the film hit some casting hiccups along the way, with people like Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine having been attached, and unattached, to the project at various filming points, this talented cast promises to be a hoot.
While there’s no word as to whether A Royal Night Out will be coming to North American cinemas, »
- Caitlin Marceau
A movie that for a long time seemed stuck in development with folks like Dakota Fanning, Juno Temple, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, and Jeremy Irvine attached at various points, "A Royal Night Out" eventually rolled in front of cameras with a no less promising ensemble of actors. And the result looks like a pretty frothy little period piece that's a bit of spirited fun. Julian Jarrold ("Kinky Boots," "Becoming Jane," "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974") directs Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor in this comedy that takes place just at the close of World War II, and follows the teenage Princess Margaret and the future queen of England, Elizabeth II as they are granted one night from Buckingham Palace to join a celebrating London. And of course, comedic misadventure follows as they step out of the royal world they've always known »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first trailer for A Royal Night Out has been unveiled.
A Royal Night Out is based on true events, which saw the young princesses granted permission to mingle with the British people following the end of the Second World War.
A Royal Night Out will be released in UK cinemas »
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