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‘The Night Of’ Star Bill Camp on Letting Out ‘The Beast’ in His Dogged Detective (Video)

16 August 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story on Bill Camp first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. The lead acting nominees from Richard Price and Steven Zaillian’s dark and riveting HBO miniseries “The Night Of” are Riz Ahmed as Naz, a young Pakistani-American student accused of murder, and John Turturro, who took over a role originally intended for the late James Gandolfini, as his weary attorney, John Stone. Both men give powerful performances, but two other cast members supply richly textured performances in supporting roles: Michael Kenneth Williams as a prison kingpin and Bill Camp as an. »

- Steve Pond

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Riz Ahmed Spits Must-See Spoken Word Poem in Wake of Charlottesville Violence — Watch

15 August 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Riz Ahmed blew the roof off of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, with an impassioned spoken word piece in response to the violence in Charlottesville.

“In light of all the current events that are going on, it just seems like we’re living in really divided times. And it really hurts,” the British actor and rapper told Fallon. “I wrote this piece ten years ago and every year, I keep hoping it will become irrelevant. But every year, it seems to become more and more relevant, sadly. And it’s my attempt to try and get behind the headlines and try and find out where all this extremism is coming from.”

Read More:Riz Ahmed Attacked Over ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Night Of’ in James Corden Rap Battle — Watch

He then took a microphone from Fallon, and soberly walked over to the part of the stage normally reserved for stand-up. »

- Jude Dry

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Riz Ahmed Spits Must-See Spoken Word Poem in Wake of Charlottesville Violence — Watch

15 August 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Riz Ahmed blew the roof off of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, with an impassioned spoken word piece in response to the violence in Charlottesville.

“In light of all the current events that are going on, it just seems like we’re living in really divided times. And it really hurts,” the British actor and rapper told Fallon. “I wrote this piece ten years ago and every year, I keep hoping it will become irrelevant. But every year, it seems to become more and more relevant, sadly. And it’s my attempt to try and get behind the headlines and try and find out where all this extremism is coming from.”

Read More:Riz Ahmed Attacked Over ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Night Of’ in James Corden Rap Battle — Watch

He then took a microphone from Fallon, and soberly walked over to the part of the stage normally reserved for stand-up. »

- Jude Dry

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‘The Night Of’: Why John Turturro’s Itchy Lawyer Gets Under Our Skin

31 July 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Italian-American actor-director John Turturro, who stars in Richard Price and Steve Zaillian’s widely hailed limited series “The Night Of” (HBO).

Bottom Line: For 37 years, versatile New York actor John Turturro has delivered memorable characters who can be incredibly smart (“Quiz Show”) or insanely stupid (bowler Jesus Quintano in “The Big Lebowski”), lovable (“Fading Gigolo”) or menacing (the pool hustler in Martin Scorsese’s “The Color Of Money”). He’s a go-to player for both the Coens and Spike Lee as well as a reliable character actor for Hollywood tentpoles such as “The Transformers.”

Career Peaks: After winning a scholarship to the Yale Drama School and performing Ibsen, Ionesco, and John Patrick Shanley off-Broadway, Turturro got stuck playing violent killers in films like “Five Corners »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Night Of’: Why John Turturro’s Itchy Lawyer Gets Under Our Skin

31 July 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Italian-American actor-director John Turturro, who stars in Richard Price and Steve Zaillian’s widely hailed limited series “The Night Of” (HBO).

Bottom Line: For 37 years, versatile New York actor John Turturro has delivered memorable characters who can be incredibly smart (“Quiz Show”) or insanely stupid (bowler Jesus Quintano in “The Big Lebowski”), lovable (“Fading Gigolo”) or menacing (the pool hustler in Martin Scorsese’s “The Color Of Money”). He’s a go-to player for both the Coens and Spike Lee as well as a reliable character actor for Hollywood tentpoles such as “The Transformers.”

Career Peaks: After winning a scholarship to the Yale Drama School and performing Ibsen, Ionesco, and John Patrick Shanley off-Broadway, Turturro got stuck playing violent killers in films like “Five Corners »

- Anne Thompson

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The Best War Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘The Hurt Locker’

28 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ron Perlman would have us believe that war never changes, but the movies about it certainly have. The last 15 years have brought no shortage of films about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan (for obvious reasons), but World War II continues to fascinate filmmakers most of all. That includes Christopher Nolan, whose recent hit “Dunkirk” manages to bring something new to a genre that constantly feels at risk of becoming old hat.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Is Too Loud For Some Viewers, But Christopher Nolan Says That’s the Way He Likes It

And while those two conflicts have dominated the genre of late, everything from the Civil War to the Battle of Red Cliffs has found powerful expression onscreen. Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” tells us that “war is a drug,” and the films below suggest that movies about war are just as addictive — maybe even more so. »

- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson

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2017 Best Directing For A Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions

27 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Like David E. Kelley in the Writing category Jean-Marc Vallée should be rewarded for the breadth of his work directing every episode of “Big Little Lies.” If not, Ryan Murphy’s “And the Winner Is…” from “Feud: Bette and Joan” – the best thing he’s ever directed – or Steven Zaillian‘s first episode of “The Night Of” could surprise. [Updated July 27]

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special

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Continue reading 2017 Best Directing For A Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Mahershala Ali to star in 'True Detective'

26 July 2017 5:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

HBO confirms True Detective close to season three greenlight; HBO brass address Confederate controversy.

HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys gave an update of the status True Detective during HBO’s summer TCA presentation.

Bloys confirmed that Oscar-winning Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali has closed a deal to star in the third season of the show. 

Bloys revealed that True Detective has almost a full season written. “I’ve read five scripts on the new season and I think they’re terrific,” Bloys said. “When we find a director, well be a go on that.”

Ali won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in Moonlight, which won best picture. His television credits include Netflix’s House Of Cards and Luke Cage.

While the first season of True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson drew critical and audience praise, its follow-up led by Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn drew mixed reactions.

Bloys also noted »

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How ‘The Night Of’ Became a Cinematic Quality Procedural and Hitchcockian Thriller

24 July 2017 5:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Richard Price and Steven Zaillian’s “The Night Of” balanced cinematic production values with the miniseries capacity to dig deeper into details that are necessary for delivering the procedural goods.

The HBO miniseries was like “The Verdict” meets “Law and Order,” with its cultural and political overtones, exploring the ugliness of New York City’s criminal justice system, where it’s a matter of survival for everyone.

The Night Of” is also Hitchcockian in its destruction of innocence and freedom. What starts as a sexual fantasy for Pakistani-American college student Naz Khan (Riz Ahmed) – who picks up an alluring young woman, Andrea (Sofia Black-d’Elia), in his father’s cab – ends in a surreal nightmare when he wakes up and finds her brutally stabbed to death. Khan is an easy suspect for Detective Box (Bill Camp) and a gift for struggling attorney John Stone (Emmy-nominated John Turturro).

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- Bill Desowitz

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Ray Romano Joins Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ at Netflix

13 July 2017 5:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ray Romano has joined “The Irishman,” the Martin Scorsese-directed mobster pic starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci. Harvey Keitel is also on board with Netflix producing.

The film is based on the book by Charles Brandt, “I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride by Jimmy Hoffa.” “Irishman” will follow Sheeran, a mobster who carried out dozens of hits, including the death of teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, played by Pacino.

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Romano will play Bill Bufalino, a teamster lawyer with ties to the mob. “Irishman” begins shooting in August and is expected to start streaming on Netflix sometime in 2018.

Scorsese is producing along with De Niro and his producing partner Jane Rosenthal, among others. Steve Zaillian, who wrote the script, is exec producing.

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- Justin Kroll

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Indie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate

13 July 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They say television is the new film, and that’s certainly true when you look at how many actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and more from the film world are counted among this year’s Emmy nominees. A majority of the biggest contenders, from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to “The Night Of,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Crown,” brought some of the best film talent to the small screen over the last year, and their work resulted in major recognition from the TV Academy.

Read More: 2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

All of these nominations for film stars and behind-the-scenes talent shouldn’t come as a surprise in the era of Peak TV, but they confirm that the small screen is offering certain opportunities that Hollywood just isn’t these days. Between stronger female roles and a directorial freedom studios don’t allow, TV is »

- Zack Sharf

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Scorsese finally gives Joe Pesci a deal he can not refuse as he comes out of retirement to join The Irishman

13 July 2017 5:04 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

If anyone can sway Joe Pesci to hang up his retirement hat, Martin Scorsese can. It has now been confirmed that Pesci will join his Goodfella’s co-star Robert De Niro on the cast of Scorsese’s The Irishman.

Talks reveal that Al Pacino is also close to finalising a deal while both Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale are thrashing out a deal to jump on board the picture which focuses on the story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, an American labour union leader and author who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union from 1958 until 1971.

Adapted by Steve Zaillian from Charles Brandt’s no I Heard You Paint House, De Niro joins the cast as  Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a mob hitman whose illustrious career is today best known for a supposed involvement in the death of Jimmy Hoffa.  Pesci will play Russell Bufalino, »

- Zehra Phelan

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‘Goodfellas’ Reunion is Official: Joe Pesci Confirmed For Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

12 July 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back in May, rumors were swirling that Joe Pesci was attached for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” but it was unclear if the semi-retired actor would actually reunite with his “Goodfellas” co-star, Robert De Niro, for the $100-million gangster movie. Now, it seems that Pesci is officially on board to star as mafioso Russell Bufalino, Deadline reports.

Read MoreHow Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction — Exclusive Interview

Netflix acquired “The Irishman” earlier this year, and shooting is scheduled to start next month. The movie marks the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro, who plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman who supposedly was involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa.

Steve Zaillian (“Moneyball”) adapted “The Irishman” from Charles Brandt‘s 2003 book, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” about Sheeran’s career as a hitman. In certain scenes, De Niro will be made to look around 30 years old by VFX company Industrial Light & Magic. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Kenneth Lonergan to Receive Austin Film Festival Honor

28 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference has selected Kenneth Lonergan for its Distinguished Screenwriter award.

Lonergan, who won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea,” will be recognized at the 2017 awards luncheon on Oct. 28, and will participate in festival and conference programming. Past screenwriter honorees include Nancy Meyers, Eric Roth, and Steven Zaillian.

Lonergan also received an Oscar nomination for directing “Manchester by the Sea.” He won the BAFTA award and the National Board of Review awards for best original screenplay.

He was also nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplays for “Gangs of New York” and “You Can Count On Me.” His other screenplay credits include “Margaret,” “Analyze This” and “Analyze That.”

As a playwright, Lonergan authored “This Is Our Youth,” “The Waverly Gallery,” “Lobby Hero,” “The Starry Messenger,” “Medieval Play” and “Hold On To Me Darling.”

The Austin Film Festival also revealed new panelists confirmed to speak »

- Dave McNary

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Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan grace the first image from My Dinner with Hervé

26 June 2017 4:26 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Filming is currently underway on the HBO Film Production of the true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize, My Dinner with Hervé, and the first official image featuring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage has surfaced.

Jamie Dornan is to portray the character of the fictional journalist Danny Tate alongside Dinklage as the troubled Villechaize is a story which focuses on an unlikely friendship which evolves over one wild night in L.A. The film focuses on the relationship between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, which results in life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi who had interviewed Villechaize back in 1993 just a few days before he committed suicide, “He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realised Hervé »

- Zehra Phelan

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TV News Roundup: Heather Graham Joins Cast of ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

23 June 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Heather Graham gets a part in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” and HBO Films releases a first look at Peter Dinklage in “My Dinner with Hervé.”

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Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar have been cast in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” Graham will play Judalon Smyth, a sexy, emotionally fragile woman who is having an affair with Dr. Oziel. Reaser will play Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich, who is assigned to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. Cedar will play Milton Andersen, Kitty’s older brother. The series, which depicts the infamous murder trial of the infamous siblings, will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC starting Sept. 26. Edie Falco, Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, and Sam Jaeger have been previously cast in the show.

Emily Rudd is set to play the title role in “Olive Forever,” a pilot from Universal Cable Productions. Rudd »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

19 June 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos… »

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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

19 June 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos… »

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‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Was Just as Surprised About Show’s Twists

15 June 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This story about Riz Ahmed first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap Emmy magazine. “Stuff happens.” That was the mantra when Riz Ahmed first spoke to co-writer-producer- director Steve Zaillian about “The Night Of,” the HBO miniseries in which Ahmed would play Naz, the son of a Queens taxi driver who finds himself implicated in the murder of a young woman. Zaillian had given Ahmed the pilot script, but the actor known mostly for British indies like “Four Lions” had only the smallest inkling that his character would spend most of the series in Rikers Island jail, and no idea. »

- Steve Pond

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Screen Primetime Emmy Special

15 June 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which focuses on the 2017 Emmys.

Click Here To Read The Digital Edition

This is Screen International’s first special dedicated to the outstanding programmes, showrunners, directors, writers and actors that find themselves in strong contention for this year’s Primetime Emmy awards. If we need any reminder that TV is an astonishing place at the moment, just look at the shows featured in this supplement’s pages: The Crown, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Better Call Saul, Master Of None and Narcos, all produced for Netflix; Amazon Prime’s groundbreaking Transparent and Billy Bob Thornton-starrer Goliath; HBO’s Westworld, Big Little Lies, The Night Of and The Young Pope; Lee Daniels’ Empire for Fox; Hulu’s newest hit The Handmaid’s Tale; USA Network’s cyber thriller Mr. Robot; When We Rise, ABC’s docudrama mini-series about the Lgbtq-rights movement; and BBC/Amazon’s Fleabag, created by and »

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