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‘Gone Girl’ author boards next project from ’12 Years A Slave’ director

27 March 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After jumping into the film world with her adaptation of her own work with Gone Girl, it seems like Gillian Flynn will be moving forward with a project that has her working with one of the latest directors to take home an Oscar for Best Picture.

Deadline reported on Friday that Flynn is set to co-write a heist thriller with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen attached to write and direct. The thriller is based on the 2002 British miniseries Widows, which was written by Prime Suspect‘s Lynda La Plante. That mini focused on a caper gone wrong, where four armed robbers get killed in a failed heist attempt and their widows team to finish the job.

Flynn has become a writer in demand after her screenwriting debut with Gone Girl. She is set to re-team her Gone Girl director, David Fincher, on the HBO series, Utopia, as well as »

- Zach Dennis

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Brian Wilson on His New Album and Biopic

26 March 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

To Beach Boys fans, Brian Wilson is a god, but this is not true. Brian Wilson is a songwriting genius and a national treasure, but he’s more like your dad than a god. He's awkward, gracious, loves oldies-but-goodies, doesn’t listen to Kanye West, and really wants his kids to think he’s cool. Vulture caught up with him via phone this week to talk about his 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, which comes out on April 7, and the upcoming Bill Pohlad–directed biopic, Love & Mercy, starring Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, and Paul Giamatti. He didn’t regale us with legendary anecdotes or throw shade at Mike Love, but he was pretty chill. Here’s our conversation. Pregnant pauses have been deleted.Hi, how are you?Very good. How are you? Great! Thank you for taking the time to talk with Vulture. Okay. Congrats on the new record. »

- Lauretta Charlton

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5 Reasons Why Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy' Deserves an Awards Push

25 March 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Brian Wilson biopic "Love and Mercy" is as wily and loose-limbed as the man himself, a dreamy and delirious ode to the troubled genius behind The Beach Boys. Director Bill Pohlad and writers Michael A. Lerner and Oren Moverman twist the genre by paralleling Wilson's disorderly heyday with his eventual nervous breakdown and subsequent Stockholm syndrome-like relationship with the dubious Dr. Eugene Landy. Paul Dano plays the spacey, slowly frittering '60s Wilson — as he was just starting to go solo and dip his toes in the world of orchestral pop — while Cusack plays 1980s Wilson, who was suffering creatively and wrestling with paranoid schizophrenia. Dano and Cusack's beautiful performances draw you into Wilson's inner world with the support of Elizabeth Banks as Melinda Ledbetter, the sparky Cadillac saleswoman who steps into his life to save it (and went on to become his current wife). 1. It's no ordinary biopic. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Cruise Performs Laugh-Out-Loud Stunts in MI5 Trailer (with Bonus Teaser)

24 March 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »

- Andre Soares

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This week in TV news: The Academy hands down rulings on hourlong comedies

21 March 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.

One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Steve McQueen Society Drama Gets Limited Series Order at HBO

20 March 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has given a six-episode limited series order to “Codes of Conduct,” the high society drama from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen.

The project will follow Beverly Snow, a young African American man (newcomer Devon Terrell) as he nudges his way into New York’s creme de la creme — despite a past that may not be what it seems. The cast also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Dano and Rebecca Hall.

McQueen is directing all episodes and serves as co-writer with Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned the U.S. adaptation of “State of Play.” Both are exec producing, along with Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Russell Simmons and Alan Poul.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Steve McQueen Drama ‘Codes of Conduct’ Gets Limited Series Order From HBO

20 March 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steve McQueen‘s drama pilot, “Codes of Conduct,” has been picked up by HBO as a limited series, the network announced Friday. The six-episode series follows Beverly Snow (Devon Terrell), a young African-American man who wants to break into the highest social strata of New York despite his ambiguous past. Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Dano and Rebecca Hall will also star. McQueen will direct all six episodes. He will also serve as executive producer alongside hip-hop entrepreneur Russell SimmonsMatthew Michael CarnahanIain CanningEmile Sherman and Alan Poul. See Photos: 26 New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Images This will be McQueen »

- Joe Otterson

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Steve McQueen To Direct Limited Series Codes Of Conduct For HBO

20 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since 2013, Hunger helmer Steve McQueen has been developing a project for HBO that the cable giant has since qualified for a limited series order. McQueen will direct all six episodes of Codes Of Conduct, which Deadline dubs “an exploration of a young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that might not be what it seems.” The director collaborated on the scripts with World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan.

Casting on the series has already begun with a small-yet-impressive bunch of names now attached. Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall will co-star with newcomer Devon Terrell set to lead. Codes Of Conduct will revolve around Terrell’s character, Beverly Snow, who is described as “a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the »

- Gem Seddon

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Steve McQueen's 'Codes Of Conduct' Gets A Limited Series Order at HBO

20 March 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As if you didn't have enough reasons already to tune into HBO, maybe this one well get you to add the channel to your cable package or sign up for their new streaming service: Steve McQueen has a limited series on the way. Deadline reports that HBO has given an order to "Codes Of Conduct," a six-episode limited series that will be fully directed by McQueen, from a script co-written with Matthew Michael Carnahan ("World War Z"). Starring newcomer Devon Turrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rebecca Hall, the show centers on Queens youth Beverly Snow, who breaks into Manhattan's elite high society, a world much different than the one he was born into. This sounds like lots of rich thematic material for McQueen to play with, and we're excited to see what he'll do with six hours to tell a story. No word yet on an airdate, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steve McQueen's 'Codes Of Conduct' Gets A Limited Series Order at HBO

20 March 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As if you didn't have enough reasons already to tune into HBO, maybe this one well get you to add the channel to your cable package or sign up for their new streaming service: Steve McQueen has a limited series on the way. Deadline reports that HBO has given an order to "Codes Of Conduct," a six-episode limited series that will be fully directed by McQueen, from a script co-written with Matthew Michael Carnahan ("World War Z"). Starring newcomer Devon Turrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rebecca Hall, the show centers on Queens youth Beverly Snow, who breaks into Manhattan's elite high society, a world much different than the one he was born into. This sounds like lots of rich thematic material for McQueen to play with, and we're excited to see what he'll do with six hours to tell a story. No word yet on an airdate, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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HBO & McQueen Set "Codes of Conduct"

20 March 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO is moving forward with "Codes of Conduct," the new drama series they've been developing for almost two years with "Shame" and "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen.

The story centers on a young African-American man with a mysterious past, who emerges on the scene in New York high society. Devon Terrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall star.

The network has reportedly handed out a six-episode order for a limited series, with McQueen to direct each of the six episodes. Matthew Michael Carnahan serves as co-writer while Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Alan Poul will executive produce.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Insurgent', What One Listener Has Learned Listening to the Podcast and More

20 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today's episode includes our review of Insurgent and Brad talks about an upcoming movie he still has 30 minutes to watch, stemming from a conversation regarding reviewing movies before you've seen the whole thing or even reviewing it all without seeing it. On top of that we explore listener Mitch's article "What I've Learned from Listening to 340 episodes of The "Brad and Laremy on movies" podcast", play a couple voicemails, play some games, talk some news and dabble into the March Madness basketball tournament. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, »

- Brad Brevet

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

You probably »

- Jeff Bayer

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'Love and Mercy' (2015) Movie Review

18 March 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The musician biopic is well-worn territory at this point. Even though the personalities of these artists may be very different, their rise to success, fallout, and rise back up to relevance all feel incredibly similar to one another. Only recently have people started to play a little with the presentation of these stories. Last year, we had the James Brown biopic Get On Up, which basically shifted around the scenes in a random chaotic order, which makes sense for James Brown. In Love and Mercy, about the life of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, he is presented in two separate timelines, which adds a lot of energy and intrigue to the story while also letting us explore moments of Wilson's life and stuggles more personally. The first timeline finds Wilson as a young man (portrayed by Paul Dano), drifting away from the classic surf sounds he's known for into his own voice, »

- Mike Shutt

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Exclusive Interview With ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Bill Hader

18 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the excellent The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, we’ve got an exclusive interview with the latter to share you with as he talks more about the movie, improv and that remarkably entertaining Lip Sync moment. There’s a lot to this film though and on many different levels, check out Dan’s 4-star review by clicking here.

For those who don’t know, the film is based around twins Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), who lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. It’s equally understated and says a lot about everything we all think about in our lives, through changes and more. Enjoy…

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- David Agnew

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Interview: Craig Johnson Co-Writer/Director of The Skeleton Twins

16 March 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Craig Johnson chats about The Skeleton Twins

Harrison Pierce: Can you talk a little bit about the genesis of this project?

Craig Johnson: I co-wrote it with my buddy, Mark Heyman, while we were still grad students at N.Y.U. [New York University]. Mark actually knew someone who was involved in a student-teacher relationship [and] we thought that was fertile ground for a movie. In the finished version of the movie, that story is more backstory but, in our original drafts, that element was kind of the whole story. But once we gave the “student” character a sister, we started falling in love with this brother-sister relationship and that became the heart of the movie. And that really came from my relationship with my own sister; the way [we] connect is through a dark, macabre, somewhat twisted sense of humor. And we wanted the [characters] connecting through their sense of humor, especially considering that »

- Gary Collinson

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Jude Law in Talks to Play U.S. Pope in Paolo Sorrentino TV Series (Report)

8 March 2015 11:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jude Law is reportedly in advanced negotiations to play the lead role in Italian Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s high-concept TV series, working-titled “The Young Pope,” about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.

Italian media is abuzz with unconfirmed news that Sorrentino has found his pope and Law is on board. Wildside, the Italian shingle that is producing the skein, has issed a “no comment.”

Law would play a hard-line conservative American pontiff recruited by a Vatican fed up with liberals, co-scribe Tony Grisoni recently told Variety. “No one, even at the Vatican, is prepared for how hard-line this American pope really is,” he said.

Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani’s Wildside are producing in collaboration with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Italia paybox which will air the show in Italy.

Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”) and his co-writers, Umberto Contarello, Stefano Rulli and Grisoni, have finalized »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

5 March 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »

- Zac Gille

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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

- Jonathan James

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Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed, Harrison Ford To Return

26 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.

The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »

- Matt Joseph

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