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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Little Prince’

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Any animated feature screening in Cannes in the wake of Pixar’s universally adored “Inside Out” was bound to seem like an anticlimax. And when the movie in question happens to be an adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time, the potential for disappointment looms especially large. But to the sure relief of armchair aviators everywhere, director Mark Osborne’s “The Little Prince” turns out to be a respectful, lovingly reimagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic 1943 tale, which adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author’s slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment at odds with grown-up disillusionment. Independently made (on a reported $80 million budget) by French producer Dimitri Rassam, “The Little Prince” may lack the fast pace and high-concept storytelling of »

- Scott Foundas

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Kellan Lutz , Vanessa Hudgens Talk Sex Scenes; Reenact ‘High School Musical 2’ (Video)

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress Vanessa Hudgens confessed on the Thursday episode of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” that filming the sex scene in 2012 movie “Spring Breakers” was “terrifying.” The scene, a threesome with James Franco and Ashley Benson, was Hudgens first on-screen sex scene. “I’m happy that it wasn’t just me and him — that I had, like, a buffer. So I’d kind of, like, throw her in there,” she admitted to host Andy Cohen. “I’d kind of, like, dodge out. I’d, like, opt to kiss her … I was happy that I had Ashley there with me, because I had, »

- Deborah Day

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Frameline Film Fest Slates Auteurs and Indies, From Rw Fassbinder to Peter Greenaway

20 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Frameline turns 39 this year and in spirit, the fest has programmed an ambitious showcase of hot circuit titles, world premieres and retrospectives, with juried and audience awards to follow. In total there are 180 films lined up from 33 countries, including 18 first features and 64 films directed by women. For San Francisco movie lovers, Frameline offers a wonderful West Coast counterpart to La's Outfest in July. On June 18, the world's longest-running Lgbt film fest opens with Justin Kelly's 2015 Sundance premiere "I Am Michael," a compassionate portrait of gay activist turned born again heterosexual Michael Glatze (James Franco) and his strained relationship with his longtime partner (Zachary Quinto). The festival closes with writer/director Natalia Leite's Tribeca "Bare," a rural lesbian romance set in nowheresville Nevada that premiered at Tribeca this year. Read More: Stream These Ten Lgbt Art Film Classics, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan In between, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Grey’s Anatomy Alum T.R. Knight Joins Hulu’s 11/22/63 Adaptation

19 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The cast for Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63 is already pretty impressive, and now comes word that T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife”) is also climbing on board. The “11/22/63″ mini-series follows James Franco’s Jake Epping,… Continue Reading →

The post Grey’s Anatomy Alum T.R. Knight Joins Hulu’s 11/22/63 Adaptation appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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TV News: Muppets, Mad, Strain, 11-22-63

19 May 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Muppets

Disney has posted almost a dozen new stills from ABC's upcoming "The Muppets" TV series revival which will air on Tuesdays this Fall. The adult-centric show has a faux documentary style and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interpersonal relationships of the various Muppets as they work on a late night talk show. [Source: Disney Insider]

Mad Men

Despite all the acclaim, AMC's "Mad Men" was never a major rater. Its series finale on Sunday night though pulled in solid numbers with an average audience of 3.3 million in Live + Same Day numbers. That's up from a mere 1.87 million the week before.

AMC is expected to issue additional ratings data on Friday when Live+3 numbers come in. It's expected the series could achieve a series-high in total viewers when those figures come in. [Source: THR]

The Strain

FX has announced a July 12th second-season premiere date for the vampire pandemic drama series "The Strain »

- Garth Franklin

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T.R. Knight joins Stephen King adaptation 11/22/63

19 May 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife) has signed on to appear alongside James Franco and Sarah Gadon in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King novel 11/22/63.

The series will tell the story of Jake Epping (Franco), “an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to September 9, 1958, and goes on a quest to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself — which doesn’t want to be changed.”

Knight is set to appear as “Johnny Clayton, a salesman in 1960s Texas who can’t quite break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake (Franco). Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts Jake in a tense encounter that puts Jake’s double life at risk. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Dope': Why Open Road is Starting Early to Promote the Nerds-in-the-Hood Sundance Hit

18 May 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dope” defies characterization. The Rick Famuyiwa-directed movie is funny and sexy, cool and nerdy, a throwback to ’90s hip-hop yet a movie defiantly of its own time. It may be the first movie set in South Central Los Angeles that’s equally concerned with drug deals and the Harvard admissions process. Think of it as nerds in the ‘hood.

It’s precisely that kind of genre-bending that made “Dope” stand out when it debuted at Sundance last winter, sparking a fierce bidding war. The victor in those furious days of Park City dealmaking, Open Road, now faces the daunting task of evoking the spirit and swagger of “Dope” in posters and trailers, all while releasing the film in the heart of summer blockbuster season on June 19, a time of year more hospitable to sequels than edgy indies.

“It’s been a challenge to convey the uniqueness of it,” said Jason Cassidy, »

- Brent Lang

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There’s Life After Shondaland: T.R. Knight Joins Stephen King’s 11/22/63

18 May 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Even if you stopped watching Grey's Anatomy after, like, season five, you'll no doubt remember T.R. Knight's George O'Malley, who bumbled his way to every lady doctor's bed. While he had a stint on The Good Wife, Knight, like many of his fallen colleagues, hasn't quite snapped the post-Shondaland curse. In a hopeful reversal, Knight will join James Franco in Hulu's "event series" 11/22/63, based on Stephen King's novel of the same title. He'll play Johnny Clayton, a "charismatic but controlling" salesman who can't break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunill (Sarah Gadon), who's in love with Jake Epping (James Franco). Granted, it's only a nine-episode gig, but if it's a hit, Knight can buy a round for Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, et al. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Grey’s Anatomy Alum T.R. Knight Joins J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s 11/22/63

18 May 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Grey’s Anatomy fans, you’ll soon be able to set a date with T.R. Knight. The actor, best known for playing George O’Malley during the first five seasons of the hit ABC medical drama, has joined Hulu’s 11/22/63, an upcoming event series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King that stars James Franco, according to TVLine. 11/22/63 is based on King’s best-selling novel of the same name and will center on Jake Epping (Franco), a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jake finds his mission threatened by love, the Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Australian actor Daniel Webber), and the past itself, which (of course) does not want to be changed. Knight will take on the recurring role of Johnny Clayton, “a salesman in 1960s Texas who can’t quite break up with his estranged »

- Chris King

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Grey's Grad T.R. Knight Boards Hulu's Abrams-King Drama 11/22/63

18 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight has made a date with 11/22/63, Hulu’s forthcoming event series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King and starring James Franco, TVLine has learned.

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: Patrick Dempsey Leaves ‘Grateful and Humbled'; Ep Shonda Rhimes Talks Unimaginable Loss, Teases ‘New Chapter’ for Show

Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He finds his mission threatened by love, the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald (Aussie actor Daniel Webber), and the past »

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Tr Knight Joins Stephen King, Jj Abrams Hulu Event Series ’11/22/63’

18 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

T.R. Knight is heading to the ’60s to square off with James Franco: the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star has joined the cast of the Hulu Original event series “11/22/63.” The miniseries comes from the exciting combination of J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King, as well as executive producer and writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television. Knight will play Johnny Clayton, a salesman in 1960s Texas who can’t quite break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake Epping (James Franco). Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts »

- Tony Maglio

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T.R. Knight Joins ‘11/22/63’ On Hulu

18 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy, 42, The Good Wife) has joined the cast of Hulu Original event series 11/22/63, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King. Adapted for television by Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road), 11/22/63 centers on Jake Epping (James Franco), an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to September 9, 1958, and goes on a quest to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on… »

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'Grey's Anatomy' Alum T.R. Knight Joins Hulu's '11/22/63'

18 May 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's novel "11/22/63" has added another familiar face to its supporting cast, with T.R. Knight joining the ensemble.

Knight, who was one of the original stars of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will star alongside James Franco in the event series, which centers around a man named Jake Epping (Franco) who finds a time portal and travels back to 1958, and decides to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the titular date. But Epping's efforts are thwarted by a host of obstacles, including Knight's character, Johnny Clayton.

Per Deadline, Clayton is "a salesman in 1960s Texas who can't quite break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake (Franco). Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts Jake in a tense encounter that puts Jake's double life at risk. But there's equal danger in what will happen »

- Katie Roberts

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Michael Shannon Joins Noomi Rapace In The Price

17 May 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Cargo Entertainment announced today that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Take Shelter, Revolutionary Road) and Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie) have been added to the cast of writer-director Siofra Campbell’s thriller The Price.

Shannon and Schweighöfer join Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), who plays the frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner, played by Shannon, is the instigator and must deal with the fall-out when he is double-crossed.

Under the recently announced partnership between Marina Grasic’s Cargo Entertainment and Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International, Steinbauer, in her new role as Cargo’s President of Distribution, is handling foreign sales on the project at the ongoing Cannes Film Market.

Cargo represents worldwide rights to the film.

“I’m thrilled that Michael and Matthias have come on board to join Noomi on this remarkable film. Siofra has written a mind-blowing edge »

- Michelle McCue

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Will Ferrell Will Be Tom's Dad

17 May 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While Will Ferrell has a boatload of projects in development as either and actor or producer, he doesn’t seem to want to stop adding more. He’s now attached to Tom’s Dad, which Lasse Hallström will direct for producer Johnny Depp.The film will find Ferrell as the titular father figure, a struggling nightclub performer in 1960s Nevada who sees a chance to bond with his estranged 12-year-old son when his ex-wife leaves on a three-week trip. But he’s also got to juggle his performance responsibilities as he tries to make it big with his circus animal act. Martin Casella and Keith Clarke have worked on the script, which appears to offer the sort of blend of silly and heartwarming that Ferrell often does well with. If all goes well, Hallström aims to kick off production early next year. Ferrell, who last starred in the lacklustre comedy Get Hard, »

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Spotlight brings five new titles to market

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Spotlight Pictures has unveiled five new titles on its slate led by James Franco starrer Yosemite.

The coming-of-age drama also stars Henry Hooper and follows two young boys as they journey to the Californian national park with their father.

Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions produced what is the fourth collaboration with Spotlight.

Chinese family animation Polar Adventure from Ori Animation centres on a penguin who returns to his home in the South Pole in search of his missing grandfather.

The film is scheduled to open this summer in China and Spotlight is working on the English-language dub.

Rom-com Ely And Naomi’s No Kiss List stars Victoria Justice in the tale of a college freshman in love with her lifelong gay friend.

UK comedy Chicklit with John Hurt, Christian McKay, Dakota Blue Richards is about small town men who attempt to raise money to save their failing local pub by writing a woman’s erotic novel in »

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Marc Butan launches MadRiver Pictures

15 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Marc Butan has launched the company to develop, finance and produce three to four star-driven films a year in the $15-50m range.

Backing the company is a consortium of investors that includes a $30m revolving equity investment from Christopher Woodrow’s new Vendian Entertainment.

MadRiver is financing and producing Martin Zandvilet’s A Willing Patriot with Liam Neeson in final negotiations to star in the tale of a CIA agent pursuing a terrorist.

Butan recently left Sierra/Affinity and will continue to work with Nick Meyer, who handles international sales on this and all other titles that originate at MadRiver. CAA represents Us rights.

The new venture is also edging closer to co-finance and co-produce Harmony Korine’s The Trap with Dcm and Le Grisbi’s John Lesher.

Idris Elba, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco and Al Pacino will start work in early 2016 on the revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene »

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Hulu Picks Up The Mindy Project For Season Four As Hulu Original Season

15 May 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The world of television keeps changing, and fans of several other canceled shows can start biting their nails anew as Hulu picks up The Mindy Project for a fourth season to air exclusively on the streaming network.

One of several shows with huge, and hugely loyal, fanbases to get cut this year, The Mindy Project is not only a very different style of show, Mindy Kaling is a different style of comic. The result is that while perhaps not for everyone, the show quickly gained a solid support base of superfans.

Not only has Hulu picked up the show, but a 26-episode order is a pretty serious commitment for a streaming service home, and one that keeps the ball of change rolling.

Check out all the info below, and stay tuned for news on dates.

Hulu Delivers The Mindy Project As Latest Hulu Original Series

New Episodes of the Series »

- Marc Eastman

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The Mindy Project Officially Moving To Hulu

15 May 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fans of The Mindy Project lamented loudly last week when Fox pulled the plug on Mindy Kaling’s critically acclaimed comedy, but they can breathe a sigh of relief now that Hulu, as previously predicted, has opted to revive the show for a 26-episode fourth season.

The super-sized season is the biggest order yet for The Mindy Project and will bring the show over the number of episodes required for syndication. Whether Hulu plans to continue the series past that initial order will likely depend on how the series fares compared to the streaming service’s other upcoming originals, which also include Jason Reitman comedy Casual and ambitious miniseries 11/22/63, the latter of which stars James Franco and adapts the tome by Stephen King.

Though The Mindy Project was never a ratings powerhouse for Fox, averaging a 1.4 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 2.9 million viewers overall, it performed exceptionally well on Hulu, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Hulu rescues 'The Mindy Project' for Season 4

15 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cancelled by Fox over a week ago, "The Mindy Project" has been scooped up by Hulu for Season 4. While initial reports had Universal TV and Hulu negotiating for a multi-season renewal, the actual deal announced on Friday (May 15) is somewhere in-between.  Hulu has ordered only fourth season for "The Mindy Project," but it's a 26-episode fourth season, which will bring the Fox castoff to 93 episodes of total inventory, with Hulu already serving as exclusive streaming home to the Mindy Kaling sitcom since 2014. Without offering statistics of any kind, Hulu says that "The Mindy Project" has "been a top show on Hulu and has consistently remained popular with Hulu subscribers."  Hulu will have an option to order additional seasons after the fourth season premieres at a yet-to-be-announced date. "Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of our relationship," blurbs Craig Erwich, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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