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‘The Night Of’ Digital Edition Giveaway

13 hours ago | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Night Of, the acclaimed hit from HBO is available today on Digital HD, and we’ve got a chance for you to win a download code!

The show, based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, took over the summer with its unique look at the events driving the plot and the criminal justice system. It seemed like critics couldn’t line up to sing its praises quickly enough, with John Turturro especially getting a lot of attention.

The series is available everywhere today on Digital HD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Xbox Video, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Nook, Playstation.Video and Verizon Fios) and hits on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 18th.

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‘The Night Of’ Actor Riz Ahmed Pens Stirring Essay About Being Attacked By Airport Security And Racial Profiling

16 September 2016 4:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Night Of” actor Riz Ahmed penned a stirring letter for the upcoming book “The Good Immigrant,” a collection of essays about race and immigration in the U.K. by 21 British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. In an excerpted by The Guardian, the actor details living as a British-Pakistani man, getting hassled by security at airports and compares the incidents to film auditions where he is typecast as a terrorist.

“As a minority, no sooner do you learn to polish and cherish one chip on your shoulder [then] it’s taken off you and swapped for another,” he wrote. “You are intermittently handed a necklace of labels to hang around your neck, neither of your choosing nor making, both constricting and decorative. Part of the reason I became an actor was the promise that I might be able to help stretch these necklaces, and that the teenage version of myself »

- Liz Calvario

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Undercooked Noir ‘City Of Tiny Lights’ Starring Riz Ahmed Fails To Thrill [Tiff Review]

12 September 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Across eight episodes this summer, Steve Zaillian and Richard Price showed there was lots of new life to be found in the crime procedural with “The Night Of.” Going deep into life behind bars and finding new perspectives exploring the machinations of law and order, the limited series also provided a breakout role for Riz Ahmed as the complicated unreliable protagonist around which the drama swirled.

Continue reading Undercooked Noir ‘City Of Tiny Lights’ Starring Riz Ahmed Fails To Thrill [Tiff Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Night Of’: Actor Paul Sparks Talks Don Taylor’s Fate

10 September 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The ending of HBO’s much-praised murder mystery “The Night Of” left plenty of hanging threads about the fate of key characters. Actor Paul Sparks, who played the creepy Don Taylor, thinks he has a pretty good idea of what happened to the smarmy stepdad of murder victim Andrea Cornish.

“He got the $10 million. I think he sold that house. I think he kept dating women in their mid-to-late 60s,” Sparks told Variety on Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, where he is nominated for guest actor in a drama for his work on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” “I think that’s his jam. Maybe he opened a gym.”

Sparks couldn’t say enough about the experience of working on “The Night Of” with co-star John Turturro and director Steve Zaillian. And he loved the nuances of the character he played — a physical trainer with a habit of marrying older women who had plenty »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: How HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ Found Amazing NYC Shooting Locations (Episode 5)

9 September 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO’s “The Night Of” is a stunning portrait of both New York City and our criminal justice system. A huge part of the show’s success comes from its use of location shooting.

In this week’s episode of the Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast, we talked to location manager Shane Haden about working with writer/director Steven Zaillian to find the right locations for the miniseries, and the research that went into making this credible portrayal of the prison system.

Read More: ‘The Night Of’ Review: Season 1 Finale is Too Satisfying For Its Own Good

Haden also brings us behind the scenes of what’s involved with being a location manager, the challenge of shooting in New York City and how he got his start working in the locations department.

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The Filmmaker Toolkit podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud. Previous episodes include »

- Chris O'Falt

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‘The Night Of’ Star Amara Karan on the ‘Powerful’ Finale, That Kiss, and Season 2

6 September 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched the finale of HBO’s “The Night Of.”

HBO’s limited series “The Night Of” wrapped up its run with a gripping finale on August 28 — but the questions still linger. The season-ender saw all of the characters face the consequences of their actions — forever changed by the haunting murder case, for better or worse. Viewers were perhaps most confounded by the actions of Chandra Kapoor (Amara Karan), whose zealous defense of her client Naz (Riz Ahmed), saw her crossing ethical lines — which ultimately cost her job.

Here, Karan — who’s now in London filming the second season of “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man” — offers Variety her own defense of the defense attorney and discusses a potential Season 2.

What first drew you to the role? What was your reaction to the script when you first read it? 

The whole project, the whole story of the whole piece, the »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Riz Ahmed Talks Whether Or Not Naz Did It In ‘The Night Of,’ And Possibilities For Season 2

29 August 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

**Spoilers ahead** Last night, Richard Price and Steve Zaillian‘s fantastic and gripping miniseries “The Night Of” came to a close, with a lengthy 90-minute finale that refused any easy answers. And while some found the slightly ambiguous wrap up not wholly satisfying, we found it underscored the rich thematic texture of the series, which made […]

The post Riz Ahmed Talks Whether Or Not Naz Did It In ‘The Night Of,’ And Possibilities For Season 2 appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Riz Ahmed on the ‘Devastating’ Finale of HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ (Spoilers)

29 August 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched the finale of “The Night Of.”

At last we know who did it. (Or do we?) “The Night Of” finale ended with a jury hopelessly deadlocked, and Naz at last returned to his family. But nothing — and no one — would ever be the same again, as all those touched by the case were irrevocably impacted by it, as writer/director Steve Zaillian told Variety ahead of the premiere. “It was important to me that whatever happened, it was just going to change all of these characters in some way,” he said. (Perhaps the only character who got a happy ending was the cat.)

Riz Ahmed, who played Nazir Khan, the college student-turned-accused murderer at the center of the case, said the 8-months-long shoot was one of the most challenging he’s ever done. Not only was it an intensely emotional process, but »

- Debra Birnbaum

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'The Night Of': 5 Things We Learned

29 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Welcome to The Night Of's day after, when viewers are undoubtedly experiencing the slightly woozy, vaguely hungover sensation that accompanies eight weeks of investment in a TV show and the promise of a potentially earth-shaking pay-off that, in the end, can be filed under mileage-may-vary. To be fair, it was apparent very early on that this HBO miniseries wasn't likely to dominate the modern equivalent of water-cooler discussions in a way that, say, the true-crime phenomenon Making a Murderer did last winter, or the spot-the-Reagan-era-reference game that was Stranger Things »

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The Night Of: This Quote Leaves the Door Open For Season 2

29 August 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Night Of broke out as the Summer's most addictive drama, and though it hasn't been long since the finale aired, we're already craving more. The finale teases what could be a great storyline for another season: Detective Box and Da Weiss's pursuit of the real killer. Unfortunately, the show has always been billed by HBO as an eight-part "limited production." Unlike something like American Horror Story, which is also technically a miniseries, The Night Of was never planned as an anthology. That means that HBO isn't planning on reviving it with different characters and a new setting. It might be for the best; remember True Detective season two? Then again, executive producer Steven Zaillian said some very interesting things during the Television Critics Association's Summer press tour. When asked about a second installment, Zaillian said, "We're thinking about it and if we come up with something we all feel is worthy of doing, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘The Night Of’ Review: Season 1 Finale is Too Satisfying For Its Own Good

28 August 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers ahead for “The Night Of” season finale.]

A collective shriek of joy could be heard around the United States Sunday night, as our eight-week-long wait for the answer to one question was finally given: Yes, John Stone saved the cat.

Though there has been some debate over the metaphorical significance of the orange and white shorthair, it became clear early on in “The Night Of’s” season (series?) finale who, exactly, the furry feline represented: Naz (Riz Ahmed) — the former college kid on trial for murder who John Stone, “Attorney at Law,” was trying oh so desperately to save.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order,’ But It’s All About ‘The Verdict’

And he did! A mandatory staple of the legal drama, this case meant more to Stone than any of his others’, in part because — as said in a heartfelt closing argument — Stone believed Naz to be innocent. So, the second he »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Night Of’ Review: Season 1 Finale is Too Satisfying For Its Own Good

28 August 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers ahead for “The Night Of” season finale.]

A collective shriek of joy could be heard around the United States Sunday night, as our eight-week-long wait for the answer to one question was finally given: Yes, John Stone saved the cat.

Though there has been some debate over the metaphorical significance of the orange and white shorthair, it became clear early on in “The Night Of’s” season (series?) finale who, exactly, the furry feline represented: Naz (Riz Ahmed) — the former college kid on trial for murder who John Stone, “Attorney at Law,” was trying oh so desperately to save.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order,’ But It’s All About ‘The Verdict’

And he did! A mandatory staple of the legal drama, this case meant more to Stone than any of his others’, in part because — as said in a heartfelt closing argument — Stone believed Naz to be innocent. So, the second he »

- Ben Travers

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The Night Of Finale Recap: The Closing Makes the Man

28 August 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For the last seven weeks, HBO’s The Night Of has served up burning questions with the swiftness and regularity of a New York City pizzeria doling out oven-hot slices.

RelatedRobert Downey Jr., True Detective Boss Eye (Perry Mason?) Series at HBO

Who really killed Andrea? Is there any chance Naz is guilty? What’s the deal with Duane Reade and Andrea’s ladykiller (pun intended) stepdad and especially that darn cat? Does Stone’s eczema have anything to do with anything? Does Box entertain secret doubts about Naz’s guilt? And is there any way showrunner Steven Zaillian »

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Martin Scorsese’s De Niro, Pacino gangster epic ‘The Irishman’ set for 2018

18 August 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Irishman: Martin Scorsese’s crime movie set for 2018 debut after securing China distribution.

The Irishman unites Scorsese with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

We reported back in May that Martin Scorsese‘s planned crime movie The Irishman had bagged itself a $50 million distribution deal over in Cannes, but since then its all gone a bit quiet. Well, Scorsese is putting the finishing touches to his next film Silence, which we hear will hit cinemas later this year, but there is some good news as The Irishman looks set for 2018, so we won’t have too long to wait for the next great Scorsese gangster film.

The Irishman is set to star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino and is was even rumoured to be bringing Joe Pesci out of retirement (though it sadly seems that now that won’t happen). It is based on the novel I Heard You Paint Houses »

- Paul Heath

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The Irishman: Scorsese and De Niro reunion set for 2018

17 August 2016 9:47 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2016

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will star in The Irishman, for director Martin Scorsese...

It’s been a long, long time coming. Not since Casino have Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro collaborated on a film, but the pair are finally set to be reunited with The Irishman. And what’s more, they’re bringing Al Pacino along too.

The Irishman is based on Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, and for some time, it’s been rumoured to be the project that Scorsese and De Niro would come back together for. Steven Zaillian has penned a screenplay, and it looks as if the funding has come together. As such, The Irishman is due to film in 2017, ahead of a release at the end of 2017.

Furthermore, Al Pacino will be co-starring in the movie as well. Joe Pesci had been linked with the movie, »

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Martin Scorsese’s 'The Irishman' gets China deal with Media Asia

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

Stx Entertainment picked up international rights to the film at this year’s Cannes marche.

Written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian, the film is set to star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Principal photography is expected to start in 2017 for tentative Us release towards the end of 2018. Zaillian’s credits include Schindler’s List, American Gangster and Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.

The deal for Chinese rights was negotiated by Media Asia general manager Fred Tsui and Stx Entertainment president of international sales, John Friedberg.

“We are as honoured as we are excited to have the opportunity to bring this prestigious project to the audience in China. The film has every indication to become a magnum opus that will go down in film history as one of the best gangster flicks ever made,” said Tsui.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Media Asia snaps up Chinese rights to Scorsese’s Irishman

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

Stx Entertainment picked up international rights to the film at this year’s Cannes marche.

Written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian, the film is set to star Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Principal photography is expected to start in 2017 for tentative Us release towards the end of 2018. Zaillian’s credits include Schindler’s List, American Gangster and Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.

The deal for Chinese rights was negotiated by Media Asia general manager Fred Tsui and Stx Entertainment president of international sales, John Friedberg.

“We are as honoured as we are excited to have the opportunity to bring this prestigious project to the audience in China. The film has every indication to become a magnum opus that will go down in film history as one of the best gangster flicks ever made,” said Tsui.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Media Asia Grabs China Rights to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

16 August 2016 10:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong-based film and talent group Media Asia has acquired rights for mainland China to upcoming Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman.”

The film, to star Robert de Niro and Al Pacino, will shoot from next year and get a U.S. release through Paramount Pictures in 2018. It is written by “Schindler’s List” screenwriter Steve Zaillian.

Media Asia acquired the rights from Stx Entertainment. Stx picked up international rights to the film at Cannes this year, where the $50 million pickup was one of the biggest deals of the festival and rights market.

No release date is set for China. The completed film will have to pass censorship and receive an import permit. Early indications are that it would be imported on a minimum guarantee basis with the possibility of revenue sharing.

The Irishman” is based on the Charles Brandt book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” which is the deathbed confession »

- Patrick Frater

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Red Sparrow: Joel Edgerton joins Jennifer Lawrence in cast

4 August 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Aug 5, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence will bring Joel Edgerton in from the cold in the upcoming thriller, Red Sparrow.

Red Sparrow, the upcoming espionage thriller from The Hunger Games franchise filmmaker Francis Lawrence, has rounded out its lead roles. Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence will be playing a trained seductress and Joel Edgerton will be taking the male lead.

Lawrence will be playing state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova, who has been coerced into being trained as a 'Sparrow', which is the spy term for seductress. Edgerton will play a young CIA agent who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.

Red Sparrow is based on the spy novel by Jason Matthews. The first draft of the screenplay was written by Eric Warren (American Hustle). It was been re-written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road).

It's set in modern-day Russia where Dominika has infiltrated the intelligence community as a CIA double agent. »

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Joel Edgerton in Talks to Join Jennifer Lawrence in Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow’

4 August 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Edgerton is in early talks to join Jennifer Lawrence in Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

Frances Lawrence is directing the film which Fox has already dated for Nov. 10, 2017.

The film is based on the Jason Matthews novel of the same name. Justin Haythe re-wrote the script, originally by Eric Warren Singer. Steve Zaillian is producing with Chernin Entertainment and Garrett Basch is exec produer.

The book is set in modern-day Russia in the intelligence bureaucracy with a young woman drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress assigned to operate against a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers fall into a spiral of attraction and deception that results in her leading life as a double agent.

Edgerton stars in the drama “Loving” with Ruth Negga with Focus Features releasing the title on Nov. »

- Dave McNary

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