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Xyz Films announced today that film star Alec Baldwin has signed on to play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes that will be added to their Untitled John DeLorean Documentary. Supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast. Baldwin's hair and makeup team from Saturday Night Live have also been enlisted to transform him into the iconic automobile maker.
The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (The Art of the Steal, Last Days Here, Batman & Bill) and produced by Tamir Ardon, Xyz Films and 9.14 Pictures and backed by Ingenious. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly. Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically, and the film is scheduled to be released in 2018.
A documentary fused with narrative scenes, this portrait of John Z. DeLorean covers the enigmatic automaker's rise to stardom and shocking fall from grace. »
Alec Baldwin is stepping into the driver’s seat for Xyz Films’ forthcoming documentary about John DeLorean. The docu will be fused with scripted scenes which will feature Baldwin will playing the iconic automaker. To give him the look of the man who brought us the iconic, cutting-edge car of the ’80s, Baldwin has enlisted the help from his hair and makeup team from Saturday Night Live. The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (The Art of the Steal, Last Days… »
In today’s film news roundup, Alec Baldwin will portray John DeLorean in an untitled documentary, Anthony Mackie joins “The Hate U Give,” and country music star Trace Adkins comes on board “Motocross.”
The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. Producers are Tamir Ardon, Xyz Films, and 9.14 Pictures. Ingenious is backing the project. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly.
Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically. It is scheduled to be released in 2018. The movie will covers the automaker’s rise to stardom and fall from »
- Dave McNary
The doc features the work of 16 filmmakers who each followed a different story throughout the country during the close of a raucous and unprecedented election cycle.
Intended as a candid portrait of America during an election many thought would bring the country its first female president, the doc follows a cross-section of Americans throughout the day, culminating in the surprise election results. Jeff Deutchman produced and curated the film. It follows his previous documentary, “11/4/08,” which followed supporters of President Barack Obama when he was first elected.
“(’11/8/16′) was an opportunity for people across the world to get a window into the psyche of a wide variety and a diverse group of Americans and what they were thinking that day,” said Paul Davidson, executive V.P. of film and television at the Orchard. “We thought it could be a historic document »
- Ricardo Lopez
It’s been a long time coming, but American Gods is finally here, closing out a month that’s been filled with exciting new shows. With May, though, comes the return of a science program that ought to interest movie fans (Breakthrough) and a new feature documentary that ought to interest comic book fans (Batman & Bill). Plus we’ve finally got a new season of Sense8 and new episodes of some of the greatest TV series, Better Call Saul and Fargo, plus the penultimate chapter of Riverdale’s first season.
To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 30–May 1:
SUNDAYAmerican Gods (Starz, 9pm)
- Christopher Campbell
"The most mysterious man in Gotham City wasn't in a mask and cape." Hulu has released an official trailer for a documentary titled Batman & Bill, which will premiere exclusively on Hulu starting early May. The documentary "unmasks" one of the greatest secrets in the comic industry - that Batman wasn't created by Bob Kane alone, it was primarily Bill Finger who created the iconic superhero. This seems like a fascinating doc with plenty to offer for comic book fans, including inside stories and excellent art from the early days of Batman. It's cool to see a doc like this that actually looks worth watching on Hulu. They've been collecting some of their own original docs recently, including a James Bond one called Becoming Bond. Take a look. Here's the official trailer for Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce's documentary Batman & Bill, from YouTube: Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, »
- Alex Billington
Hulu has released its summer slate, which includes three original documentaries and two original series.
“Difficult People” Season 3 will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 8, and will find Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) remaining each other’s best friends while still their own worst enemies. John Cho will have a guest arc as Billy’s boyfriend.
The third season of “Casual” will premiere on Tuesday, May 23, and will follow the surprising consequences following Charles’ death and Valerie’s decision to move out, propelling the trio to rebel, explore different jobs, partners, and unfulfilled passions.
“Batman & Bill” premieres Saturday, May 6. The documentary follows Bill Finger, the uncredited co-creator of the iconic superhero Batman. The film is directed and executive produced by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, and features principal subjects Marc Tyler Nobleman and Michael Uslan.
- Sarah Ahern
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