17 items from 2016
The Civil TV show pilot at TNT has cast Courtney B. Vance, Bradley Whitford, and Toby Jones, as well as guest-star Brian d'Arcy James. A political and social drama featuring a second Us Civil War, Civil will also feature Bloodline's Enrique Murciano in a lead role.
Set after a contested Presidential election, Civil will be directed by Damages' Allen Coulter and written and executive-produced by Scott Smith. Vance is set as NYPD Commissioner "Iron" John Thorne. Jones will play shock-jock Otis O'Dell, host of The Otis O'Dell Show. Whitford is Grant Taylor, a career politician, Vice President, and Democratic candidate for President.
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CBS is re-piloting Superior Donuts, its multi-camera comedy starring Jermaine Fowler, for midseason consideration. The project, written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily, who serves as showrunner, hails from CBS TV Studios. I hear the ensemble comedy, based on the play by Tracy Letts, will undergo some recasting, with Brian d'Arcy James, who played the co-lead opposite Fowler in the original pilot, not continuing. CBS brass have been… »
Adapted from Kenneth Slawenski's biography, the story will cover Salinger's rebellious youth, the bloody front lines of WW2, enduring great love and terrible loss, a life of rejection to the pages of The New Yorker, and the Ptsd-fuelled writer's block that led to the birth of his iconic book "The Catcher in the Rye."
Paulson will play Dorothy Olding, the agent who believed in the young Jerry Salinger from his earliest short stories and was fiercely loyal to him throughout his entire career. Paulson is coming off major acclaim for her work in FX's "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
Strong is directing from his own script with filming now underway in New York City. »
- Garth Franklin
Sarah Paulson, the scene stealer in The People V. O.J. Simpson where she brilliantly played prosecutor Marcia Clark, has joined Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel In The Rye. Paulson will play Dorothy Olding, the fiercely loyal agent who believed in the young Salinger from his earliest short stories and supported him throughout his career. She joins Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Kevin Spacey, Brian D'Arcy James (Spotlight, Mozart In The… »
Exclusive: Lucy Boynton, the aspiring model in Raphina John Carney’s Sundance buzz title Sing Street, has joined the cast of the J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye. The biopic from Empire co-creator Danny Strong follows the author as he prepares to write his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. Nicholas Hoult plays Salinger, and Kevin Spacey also stars along with Zoey Deutch, Laura Dern, Brian D'Arcy James and Hope Davis. Boynton, who broke out as the young Beatrix… »
Victor Garber has booked a role in Danny Strong's Rebel in the Rye, the biopic that follows J.D. Salinger as he prepares to write his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. Nicholas Hoult stars as Salinger alongside Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Laura Dern, Brian D'Arcy James and Hope Davis. Garber will play the author’s father, Sol Salinger. A six-time Emmy nominee, Garber stars as Dr. Martin Stein on the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow. Other recent credits include TV’s The Flash… »
Zoey Deutch has landed the sought-after role of Oona O'Neill in Danny Strong's J.D. Salinger biopic "Rebel In The Rye" starring Nicholas Hoult as the author alongside Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Brian D'Arcy James and Hope Davis.
Oona O'Neill was the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and the toast of the New York City social scene, a fixture in gossip columns. She and a young Salinger dated and had a tumultuous relationship. [Source: EW]
Meghann Fahy ("Next to Normal") has joined the cast of John Madden's "Miss Sloane" at EuropaCorp and FilmNation. The story follows a ruthless and highly successful political strategist (Jessica Chastain) who exposes the cutthroat world of D.C lobbyists on both sides of the gun legislation debate.
Fahy steps into the part of Clara, a lobbyist on Chastain's team who gets bamboozled by one of her bosses' ploys. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
On Mubi Off is a column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIThe Official Story (Luis Puenzo, 1985)My instinct to stand, whenever possible, slightly outside the zeitgeist leads me to look askew at things like the Academy Awards. To my mind, they're a good excuse to have a party (heavily attended, so I can pay that much less attention to the ceremony itself), though I realize they have a certain fleeting cachet that can boost the prospects of a film or a career. As a metric of quality, however, they're about as worthless as any mass-consensus accolade. I love Oscar-feted films like The Silence of the Lambs and Schindler's List—to name two stopped-clock cases where AMPAS's tastes corresponded to my own—despite and not because of the number of nude »
- Keith Uhlich
Brian d'Arcy James (Spotlight, NBC’s Smash) has been cast as the co-lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in Superior Donuts, CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by The Odd Couple showrunner Bob Daily and Community alums Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur (James), his new young employee, Franco (Fowler), andtheir patrons in a gentrifying… »
Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the La Film Festival and Film Independent at Lacma, handed out top honors to Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation and Room at this afternoon's 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards. Carol, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Krisha, The Look of Silence, Son of Saul and Tangerine also received awards at the ceremony, which was held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Spotlight received the Robert Altman Award. In addition to being the celebration that honors artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision, the Spirit Awards is the primary fundraiser for Film Independent's year-round programs. The ceremony aired live today on IFC and a rebroadcast will air later this evening; please check your local listings for times. Clips from the ceremony will be available on »
One of the best pictures of 2015 is an accurate and relevant movie about a truly difficult subject. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci lead an impressive ensemble; I don't think I've ever seen such a complicated story told with such clarity, and so entertainingly. Spotlight Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 129 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Paul Guilfoyle, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan. Cinematography Masanobu Takayanagi Film Editor Tom McArdle Original Music Howard Shore Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar Directed by Tom McCarthy
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
- Glenn Erickson
Exclusive: Laura Dern, Brian d'Arcy James and Hope Davis have been added to the cast of Rebel In The Rye, Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey. This comes ahead of the pic’s planned start of production in April. Bloom is handling international sales at the European Film Market in Berlin, where they helped spearhead Paramount’s deal for the George Clooney starrer Suburbicon. CAA is repping North American rights on Rye. Strong penned… »
Spotlight took home the night's biggest prize at the 2016 SAG Awards! The cast was quite literally in the spotlight both inside the show and on the red carpet as they proved the film is one to watch this award season. We heard from cast member Brian d'Arcy James firsthand about what it took to film this incredible true story. Watch now! »
- Lindsay Miller
The Screen Actors Guild has crowned the night's big winner: Spotlight. Demi Moore presented the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Saturday night, prompting Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James and Billy Crudup to head to the stage. The film tells the true story of the Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. "I have to thank our producers, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, who just took every single opportunity to tell the truth," said Ruffalo, 48. "They didn't take any cheap way, it was »
- Jodi Guglielmi
From Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, through Kimberly Levin's Runoff, hosted by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Philippe de Montebello, to starring with Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d'Arcy James with Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci and Len Cariou, Neal Huff has a pivotal role in Tom McCarthy's Spotlight (co-written with Josh Singer).
The opening scene at a police precinct, Boston, 1976, sets the tone for Tom McCarthy's astutely paced newsroom thriller, edited rigorously by longtime collaborator Tom McArdle. Fast forward to 2001 and The Boston Globe Spotlight team headed by Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Keaton) with Mike Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Matt Carroll (d'Arcy James) are appointed by new executive »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Superb performances are at the heart of one of the Oscar frontrunners, Spotlight. Here's our review...
Films sometimes have odd ways of depicting how journalism works, either overestimating the glamour or underestimating the actual effort, depending on whether the representation is positive or negative. In real life, good journalists don't make themselves the story, and so it goes in Spotlight.
You might not expect a more full and frank procedural approach from a film that's been garlanded with awards nominations for the last few months, but you might expect it of director Tom McCarthy, who previously gave us Win Win and The Station Agent. For better or worse, his latest truly has no frills, instead zeroing in on the nitty-gritty of how a major true story was reported.
The Boston Globe is a local paper through and through - most of the newsroom staff, including editors Walter »
Brian d'Arcy James has been a fixture on Broadway since 1993, starring in productions as diverse as The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Shrek the Musical, and the Off Broadway run of Hamilton at the Public Theater, where he originated the role of King George III. But for film audiences, he's still a relative unknown — especially compared to his three teammates on the titular Boston Globe team in Spotlight, movie stars Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, and Mark Ruffalo — though perhaps not for much longer. Shortly before he and his co-stars won Best Acting Ensemble at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night, Vulture caught up with James, who's currently starring on Broadway in Something Rotten, to talk about inhabiting the persona of Matt Carroll, the horror and importance of Spotlight, and joining a Hollywood all-star team.Tell me about your introduction to Spotlight.The thing that stuck out to me immediately was »
- Kevin Lincoln
17 items from 2016
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