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The Irishman Gets Anna Paquin as Robert De Niro's Daughter

3 October 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix's The Irishman keeps adding to its star-studded cast, with Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin joining the cast. The Irishman started production in Suffern, New York, with the first photos revealing Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and director Martin Scorsese all reuniting on the set for the first time since their 1995 classic Casino. With production already under way, it remains to be seen how many more cast members need to be added, but Anna Paquin joins an incredibly impressive ensemble cast.

The news was broke by Deadline earlier today, with the site revealing that Anna Paquin is portraying Peggy, the daughter of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro) who has come to despise her father for everything he has become, and tries to distance herself from him. The notorious Mafia assassin has long been suspected as being directly involved with the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in »

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‘The Night Of’ Didn’t Lose to ‘Big Little Lies’ at the Emmys — It Lost to a Broken System

17 September 2017 9:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year, one of the biggest Emmys stories had nothing to do with the 2016 ceremony.

People wouldn’t stop talking about “The Night Of,” a summer sensation among viewers and critics that debuted in mid-June on HBO. The limited series aired its first episode before the Emmy nominations were announced and its last episode nearly a month before the ceremony took place.

And yet, “The Night Of” was nowhere to be seen on Emmys night; it wasn’t eligible.

Read More:Emmys Review: Stephen Colbert Commits the Cardinal Sin of Hosting By Getting in the Way of All the Great Winners

Thankfully, the memories of TV Academy voters were sound enough to nominate Steven Zaillian and Richard Price’s eight-episode drama for 13 Emmys in 2017. More than a year after its premiere, “The Night Of” became an Emmy winner by snagging four wins at the Creative Arts Emmys (for cinematography, sound editing, »

- Ben Travers

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Riz Ahmed Talks Injustice in the Justice System During Lead Actor in a Limited Series Win

17 September 2017 7:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Riz Ahmed won the limited series or movie lead actor trophy for his role in “The Night Of” at Sunday’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ahmed said he’s sharing the award with costar John Turturro, whom he was up against in the category, and thanked the late James Gandolfini.

“I’m indebted to many people,” he said, listing Steve Zaillian, the show’s creator, director and executive producer, and writer Richard Price, among others.

“I want to say it is always strange reaping the rewards of a story based on real-world suffering, but if this show has shown a light on some of the prejudice in our societies, some of the injustice in our justice system, then maybe that is something,” he said.

The actor also gave a shout-out to South Asian Youth Action.

Ahmed has had quite the year. The rapper/actor was nominated not only for his work as Nasir “Naz” Khan, a »

- Danielle Turchiano and Maane Khatchatourian

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Riz Ahmed Wins Emmy for The Night Of Performance as He Remembers Executive Producer James Gandolfini

17 September 2017 7:51 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations are in order for Riz Ahmed!

The star took home the 2017 Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his starring role in HBO’s The Night Of.

Jessica Biel and Joseph Fiennes took the stage on Sunday to present the award, Ahmed’s first Emmy.

“This is a tremendous honor just to be recognized along so many actors who I’ve been inspired by for so long,” Ahmed, 34, said in his acceptance speech, also thanking the miniseries’ co-creators Richard Price and Steven Zaillian.”

He singled out another collaborator as well: James Gandolfini, a »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Red Sparrow Trailer Brings Jennifer Lawrence Into the Spy Game

14 September 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Seduce. Deceive. Repeat. The first trailer for the upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence has just been released by 20th Century Fox. Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, the film hits theaters March 2nd, 2018! You can check out the first footage below.

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, »

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Jack Huston joins Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

13 September 2017 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is set to reunite with Martin Scorsese on the filmmaker’s latest project, the $100 million mob drama The Irishman.

Robert De Niro leads the cast of the film as Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a mob hitman who claimed to be responsible for the assassination of Jimmy Hoffa. Also featuring alongside De Niro are Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano.

The Irishman is based upon Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, with Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Gangs of New York) penning the script. The film is set to be released by Netflix, and is expected to arrive in 2019. »

- Gary Collinson

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How Creative Arts Wins For ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Westworld’ Might Predict the Biggest 2017 Emmy Races

10 September 2017 11:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As expected, the Creative Arts Emmy competition Sunday turned out to be a sci-fi smackdown between Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and HBO’s “Westworld,” and each split the night with five awards apiece.

The Duffer Brothers’ ’80s homage to Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, “Stranger Things” won for outstanding editing, main title theme music, main title design, sound editing, and casting. The Jonathan Nolan/ Lisa Joy sci-fi/western, “Westworld,” earned outstanding special visual effects (the domain of “Game of Thrones” five years running), makeup (non-prosthetic), hairstyling, sound mixing, and creative achievement in interactive media.

However, if recent history proves a reliable harbinger, “Stranger Things” has the edge in the race for next Sunday’s Outstanding Series competition because of its editing victory. That’s because the last five outstanding editing winners have also taken home the big prize.

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- Bill Desowitz

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Aaron Sorkin to Get Career Achievement Honor at Zurich Festival

8 September 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will receive a lifetime achievement honor at this year's Zurich international film festival. 

Zurich will present Sorkin with its Zff Career Achievement Award at a gala ceremony on Oct. 4. The event will be followed by the European premiere of Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game.

Sorkin won an Oscar and Golden Globe for his screenplay to David Fincher's The Social Network. He got a best adapted screenplay Oscar nomination in 2011 for his script (co-written with Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin) to Bennett Miller's Moneyball. The West Wing, the TV »

- Scott Roxborough

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Emmy Ballots Revealed: Producers and Writers Secretly Share The Reasons Behind Their Picks

29 August 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This may be the most unpredictable Emmy race in years, particularly on the drama side. “Stranger Things” and “Veep” lead the Emmy odds according to the prognosticators at Gold Derby, but don’t count out shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Black-ish” and “Atlanta.” At least, that’s the takeaway from a handful of writers, producers and directors who agreed to anonymously share their Emmy ballots with IndieWire.

Not that this year’s picks were easy to make. “I watch a lot of TV,” said one writer. “And yet there is not a single category where I have seen every nominee. Seems impossible to judge — and crazy to think a winner is actually the best, rather than just the best of what most people have seen.”

That’s the high-class problem of Peak TV, and why outlets like HBO and Netflix spend handsomely on For Your Consideration campaigns. That’s »

- Michael Schneider

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‘The Big Lebowski’ Embarrassed John Turturro At First, and Now He’s Made a ‘More Sexual’ Sequel

28 August 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most intriguing indies without a release date or a scheduled festival appearance this fall is John Turturro’s “Going Places.” The film had been originally billed as a sequel to the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” but it’s more of a character-centric spinoff or “continuation” of the Jesus character Turturro made so iconic 19 years ago.

Turturro recently joined The Hollywood Reporter on its Awards Chatter podcast for a conversation about his Emmy-nominated turn in “The Night Of,” but the discussion couldn’t help but involve one of his most unforgettable supporting turns. It turns out the actor could have never predicted that Jesus, the Puerto Rican bowling enthusiast, would be such a huge success and a character he would revisit nearly two decades later.

Read More:‘Going Places’ First Look: John Turturro Resurrects Jesus Quintana In ‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel

“When I got the script, »

- Zack Sharf

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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.

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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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