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Amazon has unveiled a sneak peek — or should we say Sneaky peek? — of its newest potential series.
The trailer for Sneaky Pete, a drama pilot that was initially passed on by CBS, was made available Tuesday, ahead of the episode’s Amazon launch.
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Executive-produced by David Shore (House), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs), the drama stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who, upon getting out of jail, assumes the identity of his former cellmate.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 7, the Sneaky Pete pilot will be available on Amazon for free for 30 days, »
Cranston makes a cameo in the show’s pilot, which he exec produced.
“I’m a very reasonable man. I’m trying to help you,” Cranston’s character tells Ribisi. “You got seven days to give me my money.”
Ribisi plays a criminal who steals his cellmate’s identity, and begins living with and working for the man’s family of bail bondsmen after being released from prison.
Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) directed and Shore wrote the pilot, which premieres for free Friday with other Amazon series. The show was originally developed for CBS. Amazon viewers will vote on whether the comedy gets a full series order.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Bryan Cranston is a reasonable man who wants a con man played by Giovanni Ribisi to give him his money back in the first trailer for Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete.” “I’m a very reasonable man. I’m trying to help you,” Cranston’s character tells Ribisi in the pilot episode premiering for free on Amazon Prime on Aug. 7. “You got seven days to give me my money.” Marin Ireland and Margo Martindale co-star in the crime comedy executive produced by David Shore, Seth Gordon, James Degus, Erin Gunn and Cranston, who only guest stars in the pilot. See video: »
- Greg Gilman
Amazon used the Television Critics Association tour this week to announce a December 4th premiere date for the second season of the transgender drama "Transparent". The series has already been renewed for a third season to air in 2016. [Source: Variety]
Amazon has released a new trailer for the Bryan Cranston-produced potential TV series "Sneaky Pete" starring Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who assumes the identity of his former cellmate. The pilot was originally developed for CBS who opted not to pick it up. Amazon started making a deal for the show in June and will now premiere the pilot on Friday. Should reception for said pilot go well, a full series will be developed.
Your Time Is Up
- Garth Franklin
We’ve all seen stories where a con man pretends to be someone he’s not, using deceit and some insider knowledge to attain something that isn’t his. Sneaky Pete is a new Amazon series starring Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who assumes the identity of his former cellmate, and uses what he knows about that guy’s life […]
- Russ Fischer
Will CBS's trash be Amazon's treasure? Netflix already showed they could take a network throwaway like "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and find a receptive audience for it; now Amazon is hoping they can do the same with "Sneaky Pete," a series executive produced by Bryan Cranston that CBS said no thanks to earlier this year. For one, the first trailer is certainly interesting. Read More: Amazon Studios To Produce & Acquire Original Movies For Theatrical Release And Distribution On Amazon Prime Instant Video Gionvanni Ribisi leads the show as a con artist who, fresh from prison, takes on a new identity and elbows his way into a family's bail bond business. He's going straight in, in the most crooked way possible. Here's the official synopsis: From Executive Producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete revolves around a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by »
- Kevin Jagernauth
- Sasha Stone
AMC released two first look photos from the set of Better Call Saul today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour. The series is currently shooting Season 2 in Albuquerque, Nm and is set to debut early next year on AMC. The first photo features series star Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, who is being confronted by two unspecified characters. The second photo features series creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould on the set.
The series' first season was recently recognized with seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Banks) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among others. Better Call Saul, which tracks small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill's transformation into a man who puts the criminal in "criminal lawyer," is executive produced by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, »
The “Home Improvement” star, in an email sent Thursday to the union’s 160,000 members, accused Howard and his Unite for Strength allies of poor performance in recent contract negotiations, spending on “lavish” offices and cloaking union operations in secret. Although the tone of the missive was cordial and did not name Howard — opting instead to attack “current leadership” — the email carried a long list of accusations of incompetence.
Richardson, who is heading the self-styled progressives on the Membership First slate, took a cordial tone in the message and said she would not make “wholesale changes” to committee chairs and members just because of party differences.
“We need the expertise of everyone we have,” she said. “However, we do feel the current leadership has been unable to deliver true gains.”
About 140,000 ballots went »
- Dave McNary
On that date, both the Sneaky Pete and Casanova pilots will be available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, and Germany. Soon afterwards, the pilots will be joined by others in Amazon’s recent round of its pilot program. Prime users will then be able to vote on their favorite pilots, which Amazon will greenlight as full series orders.
Sneaky Pete, which Amazon was reportedly courting back in June 2015, comes from executive producers Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House M.D.). The Amazon original series’ story centers around a released-from-prison conman, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who takes his old cellmate Pete’s identity and gets sucked into his family’s bail bond business. »
- Bree Brouwer
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? We have a Breaking Bad-themed coffee shop in Istanbul, a creative father who used a Taken-inspired note to get his kids to do their chores and Cara Delevingne delivers an awkward interview. But first, Ant-Man gets a unique homemade trailer. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Ant-Man Sweded Trailer
Cinefix's Homemade Movies series has put together an entertaining Diy trailer for the hit superhero movie Ant-Man that is just as charming as it is inventive. Using action figures, homemade costumes and even a beat-boxed version of the trailer song, this video delivers in wonderful ways. We also have another video that features a side-by-side comparison with the actual trailer. »
As anticipated, Sneaky Pete — a drama co-created by House‘s David Shore and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston — will get a second chance at life via Amazon Instant Video’s unique pilot preview process.
Amazon will debut the pilot on Friday, Aug. 7, after which viewers can provide feedback on whether a full season should be ordered.
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Originally developed (but passed on) by CBS, Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a a con-man who, after leaving prison, hides from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He thus moves in with »
Drama pilots Casanova and Sneaky Pete will be made available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., UK and Germany on August 7. The first, which stars Diego Luna as the famous playboy, was greenlighted by Amazon, while the second, from Bryan Cranston and David Shore, was originally ordered by CBS from Sony TV this past season. Amazon took it in after CBS passed on the Giovanni Ribisi-starring project in May and commissioned some reshoots. Casanova, shot… »
Following the news that director Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic Trumbo is set to receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, two new images have arrived online featuring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo alongside Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and Helen Mirren (The Queen)…
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
- Gary Collinson
Amazon is set to debut the pilot for the Bryan Cranston co-created and co-executive produced series "Sneaky Pete" on August 7th. The project was originally produced for CBS for this coming season, but the network passed on picking it up to series.
The story follows a thirty-something con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, after leaving prison, hiding from his debtors while working for his new family's bail bond business. Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae also star. [Source: THR]
Syfy has given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order for the grindhouse-style drama series "Blood Drive" which John Hlavin (" Underworld: Awakening") and David Straiton ("Bates Motel") will executive produce. Straiton will also helm the pilot.
James Roland penned the "high-octane" story set in a near-apocalyptic future centered on the last good L.A. cop who must join a twisted and bloody »
- Garth Franklin
New Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo, sees Bryan Cranston in the title role as the blacklisted screenwriter crushed under the wheels of the state in 1940s America. Helen Mirren co-stars as a trash-talking columnist looking to expose any reds lurking under the bed. Any bed and any reds: she was an equal-opportunities smearer. Here’s a first look at Dame Helen’s character in action.Trumbo tells the sorry chapter of American film history when, if you a Hollywood player and not drapped in the Stars and Stripes at all times, you were likely to be hauled up in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac) committee and grilled about your political allegiances. In the worst cases – like Trumbo’s – professional exile resulted.Joining Cranston on this one is Diane Lane as his wife (pictured), Cleo, with Elle Fanning as his daughter. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Edward G. Robinson and David James Elliott is John Wayne. »
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off once again in September, and has now announced a batch of the films that will premiere or screen there. Among this year’s crop? Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl. Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, is scheduled to open the event, and we can also expect the likes of Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic The Program, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, which features Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, and Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation, which stars Idris Elba, was bought by Netflix and will show there once its festival run is complete. Films scoring galas including Kray twins drama Legend, which has Tom Hardy playing both lead roles and Jay Roach’s Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted writer. Denis Villeneuve’s drug war thriller Sicario will follow »
The Toronto Film Festival just announced a few dozen movies of the eventual hundreds of titles that will screen at the September festival this year. Toronto unofficially kicks off prestige season, and this year's crop brings the usual blend of biopics, auteur-driven dramas, and acting showcases. Among the latter is the festival's opening-night film, Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a talented banker going off the rails after the loss of his wife. (It's not to be confused with the recent Southpaw, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a talented boxer going off the rails after the loss of his wife.) The festival's other world premieres include: Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic The Martian; Roland Emmerich's gay-rights period piece Stonewall; the Julianne Moore–Ellen Page lesbian legal drama Freeheld; Gavin Hood's drone thriller Eye in the Sky; Michael Moore's new documentary Where to Invade Next; and »
- Nate Jones
Frank Langella is set to co-star opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, HBO's adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Lbj the 36th president of the United States and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress up to his… »
One of the films making its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival is Jay Roach's Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston as 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo whose career came to a crashing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Along with making the Toronto list, today Bleecker Street, who will release the film on Nov. 6, have released two new images, both of which can be seen below. In the pics are shots of Cranston as Trumbo along with Diane Lane as his wife Cleo and Helen Mirren as notorious gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Additional members of the cast include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Virgil Brooks, Louis C.K. as Arlen Hird, Elle Fanning as Nikola Trumbo, John Goodman as Frank King, Alan Tudyk as Ian McLellan Hunter and Michael Stuhlbarg as Edward G. Robinson. The likes of David James Elliott will play John Wayne, Dean O'Gorman »
- Brad Brevet
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