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13 items from 2016


Good Wife Spinoff: Ep Teases Possible Julianna Margulies Appearance

4 June 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alicia vs. Diane — Round 2?

The recently-ordered Good Wife spinoff — starring Christine Baranski (Diane) and Cush Jumbo (Lucca) and set to launch in Spring 2017 on CBS All Access — may very well feature a guest turn by the original series’ leading lady, Julianna Margulies.

“We might [see Alicia],” exec producer Michelle King told TVLine at a CBS Studios-hosted press event earlier this week. “It’s all being conceived right now.”

RelatedThe Good Wife: 11 Dropped Arcs We Wish the Finale Had Tackled

As previously reported, the digital-only offshoot — which also counts Robert King and Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) as exec »

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The Good Wife: CBS Reveals Spin-off Details

19 May 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Good Wife spin-off launching on CBS All-Access in spring 2017, will pick up a year after the bracing slap that was The Good Wife TV series finale. Christine Baranski will reprise her role as Diane Lockhart. She will be joined by Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn. New characters will be added as the story "evolves."

Co-creators Robert King and Michelle King are executive producing with Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, and Brooke Kennedy.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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CBS' ideal companion series to the new 'Star Trek' is... a 'Good Wife' spin-off?

18 May 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Trek won't be the only familiar brand name available only on the CBS All-Access streaming app, as a Good Wife spin-off built around Christina Baranski and Cush Jumbo has been officially ordered. The series, which will debut in the spring of 2017, will be co-created by Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, along with, of all people, Field of Dreams writer/director Phil Alden Robinson. There's the sticky matter of Baranski's Diane Lockhart likely despising Jumbo's Lucca Quinn at the end of the original series, thanks to Lucca conspiring with Alicia Florrick to humiliate Diane's husband in open court and perhaps irreparably harm her marriage. But maybe they'll both blame all of that on Alicia, who will be off rubbing her jaw somewhere, as unseen as Kalinda eventually became on Good Wife proper. On the one hand, there's not an enormous audience overlap between Good Wife and Star Trek. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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"Good Wife" Spin-Off A Go For Spring 2017

18 May 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Good Wife" spin-off is officially a go with CBS announcing on Wednesday that it has given a straight-to-series order for the follow-up which centers on Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo).

Creators Robert and Michelle King are set to co-write the first episode but will not run the series which is aiming for a Spring 2017 debut exclusively on the network's CBS All Access service. It will be the second original series to debut on the service, alongside the new "Star Trek" TV series which kicks off in January.

The new spin-off will introduce new characters and pick up one year after the events of the finale of "The Good Wife". Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer will all executive produce the series which, like its progenitor, will be a production of CBS Television Studios, Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Good Wife Spinoff: Official Details on Cast, Time Jump and More

18 May 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS is giving Diane Lockhart’s slap-happy palm plenty of time to heal.

The officially greenlit Good Wife spinoff — starring Christine Baranski (Diane) and Cush Jumbo (Lucca) and set to launch in the Spring 2017 on CBS All Access — will pick up one year following the events of the polarizing May 8 finale, CBS Television Studios announced Wednesday. Diane and Lucca will be joined by “new characters as the story evolves,” per CBS.

PhotosThe Good Wife: 11 Dropped Arcs We Wish the Finale Had Tackled

Series creators Robert and Michelle King, meanwhile, have recruited Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) to »

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News Bits: Six, Deadpool, Juliet, Davis, Kubo

6 May 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Final Six

Sony has scored the movie rights to Alexandra Monir's upcoming space thriller novel "The Final Six," a deal made even though only the book proposal and a few chapters were available - in fact the book's publishing rights are about to go up for auction.

The story imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team of six intrepid teenagers to create the first human settlement on Jupiter's moon, Europa. [Source: Variety]

Deadpool

Following the news about its massive success on Digital HD, Fox has released the full six-minute gag reel for the "Deadpool" film and - understandably - is definitely not safe for work.

Juliet Naked

Jesse Peretz has closed a deal to direct "Juliet, Naked" based on the best-selling novel by "Brooklyn" and "About a Boy" author Nick Hornby. Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jesse Peretz Directing ‘Juliet, Naked’ for Judd Apatow

6 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Our Idiot Brother” director Jesse Peretz will helm the independent romance “Juliet, Naked,” based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

“Juliet, Naked” centers on Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.

Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf) is financing the picture. Judd Apatow, and the team of Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel and Jeffrey Soros are producing. Simon Horsman is an executive producer.

The script was written by Tamara Jenkins (‘The Savages”) and Jim Taylor (“Sideways, “About Schmidt”) with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.

CAA and UTA set up “Juliet, Naked” and are co-repping the rights.

Jesse Peretz directed nine episodes of Lena Dunham’s “Girls” and five eps of Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl.”

“I’m thrilled to extend my long collaboration with Jesse to this film, »

- Dave McNary

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Jesse Peretz to direct 'Juliet, Naked'

6 May 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf).

Judd Apatow, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel and  Soros are the executive producers on the story of a woman who forms a long-distance romance with a singer whom her boyfriend idolises.

Tamara Jenkins and spouse Jim TaylorAlexander Payne’s screenwriting partner on films such as Sideways and About Schmidt – wrote the screenplay with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.

Lamf was launched in September 2014 to make films across a range of genres budgeted up to $50m.

It is co-financing and co-producing with Stx The Space Between Us starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, and Britt Robertson, and supernatural horror The Bye Bye Man.

Lamf is also in post on the Jim Carrey-starrer True Crimes, which it co-produces »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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John Krasinski Is The New TV Jack Ryan

29 April 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Office" and "13 Hours" star John Krasinski is set to play Jack Ryan, the popular CIA analyst and hero of Tom Clancy's novels, for a new TV series in the works at Amazon.

The streaming giant handed out a series commitment with the intention to go straight-to-series, but a green light hasn't been given just yet. The casting of Krasinski however will likely push it forward. "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland are behind the project, along with Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media.

Five films have been made with the character including John McTiernan's cinematic classic "The Hunt for Red October," Phil Noyce's very well-regarded "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," Phil Alden Robinson's respected "The Sum of All Fears" and Kenneth Branagh's disappointing "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Four actors have taken on the role including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. »

- Garth Franklin

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Showtime Plans Cuban Missile Crisis Mini-Series

6 April 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Showtime has closed a deal to develop a four-hour miniseries about the Cuban Missile Crisis based on James Blight and Janet M. Lang's "The Armageddon Letters".

That book draws on documents released under the Freedom of Information Act that deal with that two-week event in October 1962 that nearly incited a third World War. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro are all central characters in the mini-series.

Phil Alden Robinson ("Sneakers," "The Sum of All Fears") is onboard to write and direct, while Albert S. Ruddy, Mike Medavoy, Benjamin Anderson and Todd Martens will serve as executive producers.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Showtime Developing Cuban Missile Crisis Limited Series from ‘Godfather’ Producer

5 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime is developing “The Armageddon Letters,” a four-hour limited series centered around the buildup to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Variety has learned.

The limited series, which will be written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson (“Field of Dreams,” “The Sum of All Fears”) is based on the book of the same name, “The Armageddon Letters,” by James Blight and Janet M. Lang. The tome contains forty-three documents, released under the Freedom of Information Act, chronicling the buildup to the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world teetered on the edge of total nuclear destruction — including letters from President Kennedy, Nikita Kruschev and Fidel Castro, who built a war machine they almost couldn’t turn off.

The project will be executive produced by Albert S. Ruddy (“The Godfather,” “Million Dollar Baby”), Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan,” “Shutter Island”), Benjamin Anderson, and Todd Martens, alongside Alexandra Ruddy for Ruddy Productions.

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- Laura Prudom

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Showtime Developing Cuban Missile Crisis Miniseries

5 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Showtime may be heading to 1962. The network has finalized a deal to develop a miniseries about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Based on James Blight and Janet M. Lang's The Armageddon Letters, which draws on documents realized under the Freedom of Information Act, the project is being eyed as a four-hour limited series. The Cuban Missile Crisis spanned half of the month of October in 1962, nearly resulting in nuclear war. Central to the story are U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams and

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- Michael O'Connell

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‘Big Fish’ Writer John August Honored by Writers Guild

7 January 2016 11:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Screenwriter John August (“Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Valentine Davies Award.

The honor has been given in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, civic service and his role in fostering a community of writers. August will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“John is the writer we’d all want to be: wildly intelligent, deeply practical, effortlessly inventive, and generous to a fault,” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman.

“Whether he’s creating apps, campaigning for marriage equality, mentoring younger writers, podcasting with Craig Mazin, sitting on our Negotiating Committee, or constructing a school in Malawi, John has made service to the larger community a part of his second nature. Protip: when you find yourself in difficult straits, ask yourself ‘What would John August do? »

- Dave McNary

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